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now on today in iowa... two police officers killed on the job -- this morning -- we're learning more about who they were on and off the job. plus... neighbors turned close friends -- despite their age difference. this morning -- an update on their story. and fans have been waiting for 108 years for this -- the chicago cubs in a nailbiter -- but taking home the win. here's a live look at wrigley field this morning. good morning it's 6 a-m -- today
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good morning, i'm ally crutcher. and i'm jerry gallagher. areas of fog have formed this morning with visibilities dropping to less than a mile in several areas. skies cleared out, although there area a few tracking though our southernmost counties. temperatures are in the 40s to low 50s this morning... that'b point yesterday morning. we should end up with about the same highs as yesterday, though, with plenty of sunshine getting temps back into the low to mid 60s this afternoon. the weekend is looking pretty good... i'll have that forecast
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more about the two iowa police officers killed while sitting in their patrol cars. sergeant tony beminio had been with the des moines police department since 2005. officer justin martin just joined the urbandale department last year. outside both departments -- tributes to the officers. officers are being hugged-- prayers are being said and tears are being shed. it's hard for anyone to understand how this could have happened. two men -- whose job -- was to protect and serve us all... senseless." a memorial also up at the scene where officer martin was killed in urbandale--- including a blue sign reading real heroes don't wear capes. police worked quickly and were able to find the suspect- this man -- scott greene from urbandale.. police say he has a record of
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police say greene surrendered to a state employee in dallas county, west of des moines. he flagged down the employee and presented his i-d. this is video of scott greene being taken to the hospital -- after surrendering. one of the officers killed -- grew up in eastern iowa. tony beminio was a state champion wrestler and an all-state football player at iowa city west. kwwl's brad hanson speaking with the tron' (mark reiland, beminio's former coach) "he left a big kwwrestling tournament. i was an assistant coach then. first time i sat there and finished as a winner and got that feeling as a coach. and you just kinda look and realize that he's touched a lot of lives and not just here but branching out into lives he's touched." tony beminio's picture hanging in the wrestling room at iowa city west.
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better person. "overall he's a great kid. beyond his athletic ability, beyond that, he was just a good kid." (brad hanson, @bhansonkwwl) "beminio also leaving his mark right here on the football field. he was an all-state lineman, and helped lead the trojans to a state lining up next to him, one of them was a 140 pounder on the wrestling team. it's ju looking at him next to the other guys, it's like holy cow. but he's not
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many iowans feeling a sense of loss right now -- wanting to show police they are supported. one woman -- reaching out to an urbandale officer... . i can't even imagine this is the and i want you guys to be able to go to you families and i'm here for you all when tragedies like this happen... we see many people in eastern iowa reach out to show their support. kwwl's amanda gilbert is live in waterloo... to show us what
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iowa really do come together to show their support for our men in blue. take a look at this line right here... thousands of people showed up at hurts donut company because they were selling donuts with blue lines on them. all the money made from these donuts will go to the victims in this isn't the only support we've seen for our men in blue. people placed flowers and ballons on a police car in olwein. many having been giving their local law enforcement food and many area police departments are also showing their support....
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their badges to mourn those who were killed people across the country reacting to the attack on the officers. attorney general loretta lynch spoke about the ambush while at "we are determined to hold to account anyone who targets police officers, simply because they have the courage and the selflessness to wear that badge each and every day." she says the justice department is offering to help iowa let's take a look at some of the other big stories of the day. opening arguments are scheduled to begin today -- as a former police officer faces murder charges. michael slager was an officer in north charleston last year when he shot and killed an unarmed black man after a traffic stop. slager faces 30 years to life in prison if convicted. luxury sinking. a legal development is expected today regarding the millennium tower in san francisco. the high-rise building selling condos for
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in the middle of an earthquake zone. the tower has sunk 16-inches. and started tiltin. decision 2016 -- the latest battleground map showing a narrower path to victory for hillary clinton... as both tracie potts is in washington with the latest. "nice and cool. right, stay on donald trump, staying on message overnight in florida:
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"that sounds more like of a clinton campaign in north carolina... where african-american turnout is down from 2012. not good news for arizona... a red state. "we have a real chance to turn this state blue again." her latest message: imagining a trump presidency: together." (ad nats) clinton's now seeing trump-sized crowds: 15- thousand in arizona last night. tracie potts, nbc news,
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mike pence will be in iowa -- he'll be in warren county. choas at a debate between candidates for u-s senate. protesters were pepper sprayed after former k-k-k leader david duke participated in a u-s senate debate in louisiana. after hours of protesting, many were confronted by police after the school allowed duke on a historically black campus. "they started releasing pepper spray. they sprayed this grli face. they are pepper spraying. no serious injures reported gun sales soar as the election approaches. based on f-b-i data on background checks -- sales are up across the country. gun control still a contentious topic in the camapigns. hillary clinton wants to reinstate the ban on assault weapons -- after they were used in several deadly mass shootings. donald trump opposes the ban-- arguing for fewer gun restrictions. the federal reserve is not
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reason behind the fed's decision. the fed may be looking to raise rates in december. chair janet yellen said in recent months the case for raising rates has "strengthened." progress in reducing the number of americans without health insurance -- may soon stall. the uninsured number dipped by 200-thousand people between 2015 and the first six months of this year -- that's according to the c-d-c. the report''s authors calling that a non- significant difference .. and suggest president obama's healthcare law may be reaching this morning -- an update to a story of an unlikely friendship that touched hearts across the nation. one, a young boy, the other a world war two veteran. boyd hoop-ert shows us emmett and erling's final goodbye. anika rychner emmett's mother the changing of the seasons....the circle of life. he's been extra quiet. extra
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emmett rychner is experiencing. he won't really bring it up. but none that quell the hurt. watch this! (laughter) of losing a friend. the viral video relationship between world war ii veteran erling kindem and his preschool next door neighbor. i love him. but a friendship that survived a move. then erling's declining health was destined to come to an end. when we told, e again in heaven." emmett, you amaze me. (a) this conversation recorded just days ago by emmett's parents on it felt like a goodbye. listen to your mother and dad because they're going to give you the best advice they can. remember that. okay. and he wasn't afraid to hold his hand and he wasn't afraid to hug him. erling was his friend and he was with him. hours after erling's
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condolences. there's a lot of love out there and between the two of them they really made people think about it. you're going to miss his stories? tough lessons for one so young. told you he was fast! i'm super fast. over three years, emmett and erling showed us that losing a friend isn't as sad - as missing an opportunity to make love until the very end and i'm really proud of emmett for doing that. boyd huppert, nbc news, farmington minnesota morning -- a celebration a century in the making. the curse broken -- and fans can barely believe it. "you're watching kwwl,
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"now your storm track 7 forecast on kwwl." let's go to storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan now for your forecast forecast. from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team. see the screen for your complete weather information from the kwwl
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or less in several areas this morning, with light fog in many others. some of stormtrack7 live weather network cameras catch that. the sun should burn that off this morning and we will keep plenty of clear skies for the next few days along with mild above normal this morning with temps mainly in the 40s... some mid to upper 30s are showing up in the northwest. winds are light and will stay light today. the cold front that brought us rain yesterday is tracking away allowing high pressure to track in. another front to the north will be pretty dry... and should stay f win for the next few days. highs will stay on the mild side... 50s to the 70s today with mainly area will have highs in the low to mid 60s with plenty of sunshine and light northwest winds. clear and calm tonight will lead to more areas of fog by morning. temperatures drop to around 40 before climbing back into the mid 60s for friday with lots of sunshine. more of the same on saturday and even into sunday. monday looks mainly dry, but there may be a few showers that around 60 for monday with upper
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days. highs will stay on the mild side... 50s to the 70s today with mainly 60s and 70s tomorrow across the midwest. our area will have highs in the low to mid 60s with plenty of sunshine and light northwest winds. clear and calm tonight will lead to more areas of fog by morning. temperatures drop to around 40 before climbing back into the mid 60s for friday with lots of sunshine. more of the same on saturday and even into sunday. monday looks mainly dry, but e showers that track through, especially monday night. temps will stay around 60 for monday
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lovable losers no more -- the cubs win the world series. but as fans know - it didn't come easy. and some questioned whether it would happen - full coverage ahead. crowd cheers we know what chuck grassley has done for ethanol and what ethanol has done for iowa. american cars now burn more fuel made from corn than they do from but, that's just the start. grassley's legislation has encouraged a new fuel made from cobs, not kernels. yep, corncobs made into fuel. right here in iowa. grassley works.
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longest drought in professional sports comes to an end. the chicago cubs are world series champions. the celebration going on into the morning -- this is a live look at wrigley. you cant see it form this angle -- but the team just got back to chicago and are walking around on the other side of the stadium been waiting their entire lives for. the chicago cubs are world series champions. jay gray is outside wrigley game is over - the chicago cubs (sot) "most amazing game you could imagine." but like most everything this team does.. it wasn't easy.. (nats) a blown lead.. during an intense winner take-all game seven.. between two teams. not used to winning.. nats of fans celebrating the cubs and their fans have waited 108-years for this..
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frustration and futility -- washed away by the champaign and celebration that stretches from cleveland.. all the way to wrigleyville.. (sot) "i was the happiest person alive that's what happened let's go cubs...lets' go!!!!!" they're no longer the "lovable losers" .. the butt of jokes .. or the answer to a trivia question .. the "curse" has been broken .. th' cub's year.. (ben zobrist/world series mvp1:11-1:17) "i can't believe we're finally standing after 108 years finally able to hoist the trophy." cubs nation .. overwhelmed.. nats celebration screaming and overjoyed.. after spending more than a century in baseball purgatory.. nats celebration jay gray - nbc news -
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chicago. it could be as early as tomorrow.
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vernon: i'm monica vernon, and i approve this message. congressman blum's smear campaign -- misleading and false. the truth -- monica vernon donated every pay raise to charity and cut taxes for us. keeping nearly $200,000 in taxpayer-funded paychecks. blum wasted even more of your tax dollars on himself. worse, he tried to cut medicare and raise the retirement age.
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is rhode island made presidential candidate bottled soda this past august... hillary's liberal limeade and donald's populist punch. so far -- trump is outselling clinton -- it's unclear whether people prefer the candidate or the flavor. "you're watching kwwl. we've
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now on today in iowa -- tragedy in central iowa. we continue to follow developments after two police officers are killed on the job. plus -- discoveries made by the crews building a controversial pipeline -- are upsetting some. but chicago cubsan morning -- finally -- they have a world series title to celebrate. the wait is over after 108 years. here's a live look at wrigley field this morning. good morning it's 6 a-m -- today
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and i'm jerry gallagher. storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan is here now with your storm track seven forecast. eileen on camera areas of fog have formed this morning with visibilities dropping to less than a mile in several areas. skies cleared out, although there area a few tracking though our southernmost counties. temperatures are in the 40s to low 50s this morning... that's above normal, but 5 to 15 degrees cooler than thi morning. we should end up with about the same highs as yesterday, though, with plenty of sunshine getting temps back into the low to mid 60s this afternoon. the weekend is looking pretty good... i'll have that forecast for you in a few minutes. our top story this morning --
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this morning -- the country is remembering two iowa police officers killed in ambush attacks on the job. des moines sergeant tony beminio joined the des moines police department in 2005. urbandale officer justin martin -- a rookie -- who joined the force because he wanted to serve the public... his future and it's tragically been cut very shrto here." "he was a great guy in this department, known to a lot of us. a fantastic family man. it's just really hard to lose tony." and killed while sitting in their squad cars. a suspect is now in custody.. and as blake mccoy reports -- youtube video may hold some clues to a possible motive. with guns drawn -- officers canvassed the iowa neighborhood where two of their own had just been ambushed. fearing they -- could become the next target. (sot - broadcastify: "officer's been shot, we need medics.") gfx - police say it was 1:06am
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in the front seat of his squad car. a rookie officer.. this was his first year on the job. 20 minutes later -- 2 miles away -- des moines sgt. tony beminio was found shot in his squad car. he died at the hospital. a husband and father. (sot - pd presser) there definitely was no opportunity for the officers to defend themselves or respond to the attack. 11:05:01 they were seated in their car and didn't have a chance to defend themselves. police moved quickly to identify 46 year-old scott michael greene as their suspect. he turned himself in hours later. greene is well known to police in the area -- posting a recent run-in with officers on youtube -- after being asked to leave a high school football game for holding a confederate flag during the national anthem.
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me.") greene lives here with his mother... who neighbors say was trying to evict him. (sot - (lady)." this year nationwide -- ones earlier this year in dallas (sot - friends of officers. as they struggle to understand why. law enforcement officers say greene has a history of mental problems -- but investigators are still trying to determine what set him off. police don't believe there was any interaction between greene and the officers. they think he just walked up to officers searched his urbandale home yesterday -- no word yet on what they're looking for. he has a history with law enforcement -- beyond the interaction at the recent football game. he was charged with resisting arrest in 20-14 two days later he was accused of threatening to kill another man after a fight in a parking lot. one of the murdered officers -- made quite an impact right here in eastern iowa. sergeant tony beminio was a
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title in 1996 for the trojans, and was also an all state lineman on the 1995 state championship football team. the head wrestling coach at west, an assistant at that time, says beminio was a great athlete and an even better person... "and you just kinda look and realize that he's touched a lot of lives and not just here but branching out into his law enforcement career. you can't even imagine how many lives he's touched." teammates and teachers say they were proud to see him go into law enforcement. when these attacks on law enforcement happen all over our country... we've seen so many people reach out and show their support for their officers here in eastern iowa... . kwwl's is live in waterloo to show us what people are doing after the tragedy in des moines. while many of us are just
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enforcement have been up all night protecting us... they're working the third shift... the same shift as the two officers who were murdered in iowa yesterday. i've spoken with several people in law enforcement and they say this tragedy weighs heavily on everyone's minds. many people across eastern iowa have been reaching out d few examples: clear creek amana middle school sent a basket of food to the johnson county sheriff's office... people gave the cedar another big thing you might see today are donuts with blue lines on them from hurts donuts company. they're selling these donuts to in waterloo... amanda gilbert...
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we've also seen several pictures of police cars in eastern ioa that have flowers and ballons placed eastern iowa officers -- hoping nothing similar happens in their own cities -- as they mourn their brothers in blue in central iowa. dubuque lieutenant scott baxter was shot in the line of duty to home. "it really resonates with me, and reminds me how fortunate i was in my particular instance i officers that we just lost had that opportunity too, because i'm confident they would've won us." baxter says they'll continue make officer safety a priority in the aftermath of the attacks. iowans have big hearts and want to help. authorities are warning the public
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donations at the des moines police officers credit union. both presidential campaigns reacting to the tragedy -- donald trump and hillary clinton both discussing it on the campaign trail. republican v-p nominee mike pence even stopped by the des moines police department last night to drop off flowers and talk to officers. the hearts of the nation are enforcement family and for the community of des moines. campaigning. democratic v-p nominee tim kaine he spoke about the attacks during his rally in dubuque. all over our country people are maybe doing a little paperwork would be ambushed and it speaks to challenges we have, it speaks to violence in our
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to be mourned -- but has to energize people to learn lessons and reduce violence. making a push for last minute votes --- former president bill clinton making his second waterloo stop in less than a month. president clinton's speech a near carbon copy to the one he gave in october at the cattle congress. focusing extensively on creating jobs through infastructure including the supply of alternative energy sources. "if you build modern environmentalyl responsible transmission lines from where the energy can best be produced to the people a need it that is infastructure. all jobs made in america." clinton went on to talk free higher education and supporting small business dozens of supporters at the event saying they're confident the recent announcement by the fbi to reopen the investigation into clinton's private emails will not hurt her campaign. republicans in iowa also getting some heavy-hitters on the trail. house speaker paul ryan joining
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while ryan did tweet about the tragedy in des moines yesterday -- so did blum -- neither mentioned the shootings while campaigning in waterloo. instead they focused on blum's main campaign messages, like fighting poverty. today -- texas senator ted cruz will make his first official stops on behalf of the donald trump in prole, iowa today. state races also on next week's ballot. a potentionally tight race -- iowa senate district 30, which makes up black hawk county. kwwl's macleod hageman senator jeff danielson and challenger bonnie saddler. sadler serves on the iowa alliance in homecare board -- says she brings a background in health care and business to the table. "i feel like i have a good understanding of how the system
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home, and it's the most cost effective." but firefighter, navy veteran jeff danielson says that's not the type of person iowans need... "we have to improve in iowa, danielson says he supports infrastructure improvements like new roads and economy. "but also, we need to work on a and so if we invest in iowans in whereas sadler says "when people spend less on taxes, they have more money to want to focus on issues that keep that information to herself, at least for now." "i will be voting, i'll definitely be voting," macleod asks, "you just don't want to share who you're voting for?" "right, no not right now." "there are those of use who would like a clinton economy again of the late 90's, and i think she's (clinton) is
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jeff danielson has served three terms. a kwwl follow-up this morning. cedar rapids police say there is dashcam video showing the traffic stop which led to an officer-involved shooting there early tuesday morning. the linn county attorney's office and d-c-i will review it a an officer fired his gun at jerime mitchell and he's in critical condition in the hospital. police say after the shooting -- mitchell drove off -- and crashed his car into an unmarked police s- u-v. pipeline protesters appear to be building a bridge. these pictures were taken by the morton county sheriff's department in north dakota. a bridge would allow protesters to go from the standing rock camp onto the cannonball ranch. the sheriff's department says if they cross over the bridge -- it would be criminal trespass...
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has found while building the dakota access pipeline. last month - crews found sites that are significant to native american culture. the company did not notify a commission for ten days... "i was really extremely disappointed that the company failed to notify us about this when it happened," the companys says it has since rerouted the pipeline to preserve the sites. its coming up - the most stressful game cubs fans have e the forecast from storm track seven meteorologist eileen loan is up next. "you're watching kwwl, we've got you covered! with jerry gallagher, ally crutcher and meteorologist eileen loan. "now your storm track 7
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vernon: they're like a lot of iowans --
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stacks the deck against us. we need to build an economy that works for the middle class. instead of giving breaks to big business, we need to cut taxes for the middle class and small business. i'm monica vernon, and i approve this message because i'll never forget who i work for.
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for your forecast forecast. from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team. see the screen for your complete weather information. here is additional forecast information from the kwwl morning, with light fog in many others. some of stormtrack7 live weather network cameras catch that. the sun should burn that off this morning and we will keep plenty of clear skies for the next few days along with mild temperatures.... we are currently almost ten degrees above normal this morning with temps mainly in the 40s... some mid to upper 30s are showing up in the northwest. winds are light and will stay light today. the cold front that brought uai away allowing high pressure to track in. another front to the north will be pretty dry... and should stay out of the state... the clear skies and light winds will win for the next few days. highs will stay on the mild side... 50s to the 70s today with mainly 60s and 70s tomorrow across the midwest. our area will have highs in the low to mid 60s with plenty of sunshine and light northwest winds. clear and calm tonight will lead to more areas of fog by morning. temperatures drop to around 40 before climbing back into the mid 60s for friday with
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into sunday. monday looks mainly dry, but there may be a few showers that track through, especially monday night. temps will stay around 60 for monday with upper 50s by wednesday. dry... and should stay out of the state... the clear skies and light winds will win for the next few days. highs will stay on the mild side... 50s to the 70s today with mainly 60s and 70s tomorrow across the midwest. our to mid 60s with plenty of sunshine and light northwest winds. clear and calm tonight will lead to more areas of fog by morning. temperatures drop to around 40 before climbing back into the mid 60s for friday with lots of sunshine. more of the same on saturday and even showers that track through, especially monday night. temps will stay around 60 for monday with upper 50s by wednesday.
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climbing back into the mid 60s for friday with lots of monday looks mainly dry, but there may be a few showers that wednesday. its coming up -- celebrating champions -- the players -- and the fans -- know history has been made. a major comeback for the cubs -- a live look at wrigley field now. l
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vernon: i'm monica vernon, and i approve this message. congressman blum's smear campaign -- misleading and false. the truth -- monica vernon donated every pay raise to charity and cut taxes for us. but multi-millionaire blum broke his word, keeping nearly $200,000 in taxpayer-funded paychecks.
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and raise the retirement age. congressman blum's only out for himself. stories of the day. two iowa police officers shot and killed on the job are being remembered as friendly public servants. des moines sergeant tony beminio and urbandale officer justin martin were both graduates of simpson college. the developer of the dakota access popelinou fines for waiting 10 days to disclose they found american indian artifacts while building the pipeline. sine the discovery -- the company diverted the pipeline path. and the wait is now over. the sign outside wrigley field reads world series champions for the first time ever. wrigley was built in 1914 -- six years after the cubs won their last world series. now it wasn't easy. it never is.
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away. it all started with a bang for chicago. lead-off batter dexter fowler with a home run to dead center. that the first ever lead-off home run in the seventh game of the world series. cubs on the board first. let's move ahead to the fifth -- the cubs up 4-1. anthony rizzo rifles one into the corner. kris bryant was moving on the pitch and watch him come all the way around to score. but as cub fans -- you know, it's not that simple. bottom eight, cleveland down two. here's rajai davis against the cubs closer aroldis chapman. that's right off the camera. a two-run home run, and we are tied at six. progressive field is going bananas. we head to extra innings -- and then -- a rain delay. it lasted 17 minutes -- and gave the cubs life. top of the tenth -- albert almora on second. he started the year playing for
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will score as ben zobrist slaps one down the left field line. the cubs would add another -- and good thing they did -- because cleveland rallied again in the bottom half. it's 8-7 and here is the final out. bryant to rizzo and that's it. go figure -- a rain delay helps end a 108-year drought. "the indians never gave up and i can't believe we're finally standing after 108 years finally able to hoist the trophy." ben zobrist is the world series m-v-p. a century of misery is now over. fans celebrating into the early morning hours. we haven't heard of any major problems in chicago, but in iowa city a man enjoying the cubs win early this morning -- climbed a light pole -- and fell.
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how he's doing. as for the team -- this is how you celebrate after waiting 108 years for a championship. players spraying champagne all over the lockerroom after the cubs win the world series. they were down three games to one, but made history with a comeback people will be talking about for years. most cubs fans weren't alive the last time the cubs won the world series -- those who were -- don't remember it. meet hazel. she grew up within walking distance of wrigley field. she was bori infant when the cubs last won it all. she's waited her entire life for in the world... the fans look out for the cubs - just as the cubs look out for their fans. before game seven, the cubs tweeted a super- official excuse note for everyone. it asks for an excused absence from work, class or any other responsibility a chicago cubs'
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familiar with sports narratives ... well, it's kind of a big deal." its expect people in chicago to be celebrating this win for days -- the parade will be massive. a live look at the city skyline
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.o., rod blum laid off over 70 employees, but he took millions in stock and bonuses. it gets worse. in washington, blum supported special tax breaks for corporations shipping jobs overseas and millionaires like himself. i'll tell you what i think is missing in washington -- common sense. it's about investing in jobs and our economy. it's about investing right here at home.
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forecast. mainly sunny and mild for the but mainly dry until a slight chance of
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new polls showing hillary clinton and donald trump locked in a dead heatcubs win! the chicago cubs are world series champions, beating the cleveland indians in a thrilling extra-inning game seven etond their 108-year-long drought. >> and the cubs have finally won it all! >> cubs fans erupting in the stadium, and back home. the party still raging this morning. down to the wire. new polls showing hillary clinton and donald trump locked in a dead heat in at least three swing states. the candidates making their final pushes, trump with a message to trump. >> stay on point, donald. stay on point. >> this, my friends, is not a

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