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adviser. >> reporter: paul monfort, and rick gates looked a little shell shocked inside the courtroom here, and they had all of 20 words to say. six of those were their first, last, and middle names. the rest were i do, when the judge asked them if they understood what was going on. manafort pulled his visor down, as he drove out of his home. there was no hiding as he turned himself in. after a turbulent five months as head of trump's presidential campaign, the 68-year-old now stands with plotting to hide $12 million paid to him by a pro russian political party in ukraine. the 12 counts against him include conspiracy against the united states. conspiracy to launder money. failure to report foreign bank and financial accounts. president trump tweeted that this was all years ago, and he
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tried to shift attention to his defeated electoral opponent. there was no collusion, he wrote. manafort's attorney says the same thing. >> i think you all saw today that president donald trump was correct. there is no evidence that mr. manafort or the trump campaign colluded with the russian government. >> reporter: perhaps even more interesting is the case of george papadopoulos. a picture shows him with trump national security advisers after he met with that mysterious professor with russian ties, and papadopoulos has admitted to lying to fbi agents about that. >> now it is standard operating practice for prosecutors to start small for someone on a lower wrung in hopes of turns them onto somebody above them. we don't know if that is what's
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case. but fact that he agreed to plead guilty certainly suggests it's a possibility. >> papadopoulos is an international energy lawyer. authorities arrested him back in july. acourting to court filings, he actually pled guilty on october 5. our verify researchers were there to fact check. president trump tweeted sorry, but this was years ago, before paul manafort was part of the trump campaign. why aren't crooked hillary and the dems the focus? so is it true? on page 23, the documents show manafort's alleged from 2006 to
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took the oath of office. these photos show that manafort was indeed working for the trump campaign last year. here's a photo from june 22 in new york, another shows then candidate trump with manafort at an event in ohio in 2016. manafort was dismissed less than a month later. we can verify it is false. president trump's tweet claiming that manafort was not working for him at the time that some of those alleged crimes happened is not true. as recently as february, manafort is specifically indicted with making false statements to the doj. a few hours later, sarah huckabee sanders clarified. >> today's indictment is the result of a complicated web of
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allegations against paul manafort and rick gates. let's break it down. money laundering, tax charges, and foreign lobbying crimes. a special document says manafort laundered more than $18 million to buy profits and services. the indictment says manafort hid overseas to enjoy a lavish lifestyle in the u.s. without paying income taxes. gates is accused of transferring more than $3 million as part of his work for manafort. the indictment said not only did manafort not pay income taxes, but it alleges both manafort, and gates lied about that money to bookkeepers, accountants, and legal council. that income came from word that manafort engaged with the former president of ukraine. he failed to register as agent of the government of ukraine, and made false statements on
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work. >> on the heels of today's indictment, senators on both sides of the aisle warning president trump not to mess with special council robert mueller's investigation. >> i hope very much, that president trump fully understands that he will not interfere, or try to obstruct this investigation. >> all i know at this point is that thepresident should let the specialcouncil do its job. >> mark warner also says, pardoning anyone in the investigation would be unacceptable. today's indictment does not come as a complete surprise. fbi agents armed with a search warrant raided his northern virginia home in the middle of the night in july. that means a judge determined probable cause that a cr
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committed. paul manafort is a lobbyist, a political consultant, and a lawyer. he served as trump's campaign manager for three months. rick gates is his long time business associate. he joined the trump campaign in the spring of 2016. observers say the charges against manafort and gates could just be the tip of the iceberg. we know that special counselor muller is also interested in high profile meetings between the russians and those close to president trump. president trump's son, donald jr. met with russian lawyers looking for dirt on hillary clinton. mueller's team -- plenty of reaction to today's ct
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joe writes, when registered foreign lobbiests lobby on capitol hill, oh, my. steve says what's hilariously funny is these indictments have to do with business dealings in 2013. i'd love to hear how this has to do the 2016 election. i think we answered that. you can join in the conversation on our wusa9 facebook page. it looks great, leslie. not too hot, not too cool, and dry. in terms of temperatures from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. tomorrow, we're think 30 to 45. the kids are out past 9:00, 10:00. the key is, it will be dry. coming up, we'll talk about temperatures, and we're 62 tomorrow. but godown to 55
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we'll tell you why it's going to be 55 on wednesday, and why that could be our next yellow weather alert day. still ahead, a federal court deals another set back to president trump's plan to ban transgender people from serving in the military. >> coming up, next, the cruel iron
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ralcandidate for'm governor,rtham, and i sponsored this ad. narrator: they call him enron ed. because washington, dc lobbyist ed gillespie represented the worst of the worst. lenders trying to keep student loan rates high. corporations sending jobs overseas. and of course the enron scandal. now, enron ed is lobbying for donald trump's agenda. like cuts to virginia school funding, and taking away healthcare from thousands of virginians. enron ed gillespie. he's not lobbying for you.
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breaking the addiction to opioids. it's not easy, but some recovering addicts swear by a medicinal herb called cratum. the leaves are dried, its leaves are dried and crushed into a powder, but there have also been deaths associated with cratum. critics want to declare it a schedule 1 drug, that means illegal. tonight at 11:00, the special assignment unit looks at cratum. the controversy. the shocking death of a graduate student on i-66 has saddened the marymount community. she was killed on saturday when a 12-year-old boy jump off the cedar lane overpass in vienna, and landed on her vehicle. police say he was trying to take his own life. a recent graduate of the same marymount program called what
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>> knowing the problem that we have with teen suicide now, and to hear it was a fellow student from marymount, which is such a close knit community, and knowing how young she was, and that so many people in our community are dedicated to helping teens in his very situation. it's just, it's really, it's just a tragedy. >> the 12-year-old boy survived, but he has life- threatening injuries. he may attend a fairfax county school. the school system put out information to principals about suicide prevention, and resources available to all families. army sergeant bowe bergdahl took the stand at a sentencing hearing today. he apologized to service members who were wounded while searching for him, and he described nightmares and flashbacks that he experienced while held captive for five years
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bergdahl could get life in prison for walking off his post in afghanistan in 2009. coming up next, a federal court blocks the trump administration from changing the government's policy onm mar, candidate for attorney general, and i sponsored this ad. female narrator: what would john adams do to women's health? adams argued before the supreme court to give employers control over your access to birth control. adams also supports giving employers the power to block access to affordable contraception for 1.6 million virginia women. and adams opposes abortion even in cases of rape, or incest. john adams: wrong for women's health. wrong for virginia.
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a victory today for transgender service members in the military. >> seth lemon has details. >> reporter: a u.s. court is once again blocking a move by the white house. barring the trump administration from excluding transgender people from serving in the military. >> it's good news because we already changed the policy, and there was no reason to change it back. >> reporter: one of thousands of estimated transgender service members. >> herethey, doing their jobs, doing them well, and all of a sudden, they're being told they're not worthy of being where they already. >> reporter: president trump tweeting that ever after consulting with military woperts, the u.s. government
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individuals to serve in any capacity, citing tremendous medical costs. under president obama, the policy changed to allow transgender members to serve. ordering a return to that practice. that those who sued over president trump's policy were likely to win. sarah sanders deferred all questions to the department of justice. >> the department of justice has it, they're reviewing it. >> reporter: transgender service members say this gives them hope. >> we feel that we, we need to step forward, and put our lives on the line for our nation. no one has joined because they want free surgeries. >> reporter: the trump administration can appeal, but for now, the president's proposed ban unenforceable. seth lemon, cnn, the white house. there's no official count of transgender people serving in
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between 1300 and near 7,000. charles pled to brussels after being removed from power over the weekend. the spanish government says catalonia's vote was illegal. supporters of catalonia's independent, view its former president as a rock star. >> what do you think of carlos bustamonte. >> he promised to give us a republican, and he's done what he promised because he voted. >> we have to get together. >> reporter: catalonia's parliament was dissolved, and spain has taken direct rule over the region. new elections
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take place before the end of the year. >> catalonia is located in the northeastern most corner of spain. it's an autonomous community under the spanish constitution. that means it has its own president, and parliament to govern the region's economic, educational, environmental and cultural affairs. three years ago, a large majority of voters supported a referendum, calling for the region to become an independent state. they approved a plan to secede from spain. earlier this month, a final referendum was held, where 92% of voters said they wanted catalonia to become its own republic. the u.s. has canceled a controversial $300 million contract with whitefish energy to restore power
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rico. officials say the small montana country, which is based in ryan zinke's hometown is not equipped to do the job. it says it will delay restoration by 10 to 12 weeks. >> it's interfering with everything, and it doesn't go towards the best interest of the people of puerto rico. >> there can be no distractions that alters a course of action, so we can elevate, and restore our energy system in puerto rico. >> the deal is being adulted at the local, and federal levels. at least two lawmakers on capitol hill also pushing for an investigation into that contract. we are talking a little bit closer to home here about the storm last night, and it was a doozy. >> it was a big storm here. about an inch here. in connecticut, rhode island, 3 to 5 inches of
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131 mile-per-hour wind gusts in mount washington. which is pretty impressive. 131 is impressive. 90 mile-per-hour winds on the cape of massachusetts. our winds are dying down. we're looking at a nice stretch through halloween. here's our 3-degree guarantee. inwe're going to be okay today. we went 59. our average high is 54. so we went a little cooler than average. a live look outside. 57 right now. dew points low 30s. much colder than last night. 30s and 40s. cool, but very nice for halloween. a lot of sunshine, and not as much winds. cool and dry for trick or treaters, we're thinking 38, to 55. if kids stay out later, it will be in the low to mid-40s. we drop
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wednesday, because of a northeast flow, clouds, and maybe drizzle, we pop back up to 70 thursday and friday, and go back down to 59 on saturday. tonight, 8:30, 9:00, looking at temperatures in the 40s and 50s by morning. 44 in la plata. by lunch time, we're in the upper 50s, and near 60. with light winds, it will feel much more comfortable tomorrow. upper 40s, to start downtown. 58 pretty much full sun by 1:00. wednesday, we will monitor for a illo weather alert day, because of the nuisance showers, and drizzle. 70, milder on thursday. next 7 days, maybe some showers by high school football team. showers over the weekend. either side of 60. we bounce back next week with highs again ar
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so they're not going with an old veteran. >> no, they're going with the guy who is going to make his managerial debut in april. a new manager for the nationals. we'll show you who he is. and i give you my take on that. on
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there is a new skipper in town, and his name is dave martinez. he agrees to a three year deal to become the new manager of the nationals. martinez was a bench coach for the cubs. i have one word for the nats new hire, and it is uncertainty. dave martinez, yes, he's a winner, he won a world series with cubs as a bench coach. he played the game, and knows
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but i believe the nats could have hired a bigger name. they've been one of the most successful teams in the last six seasons. it's like giving a kid a maserati after passing their driving test. this could be a good hire, but i don't know if it's the best. that's why my one word is uncertainty. a who's who of college basketball coaches in richmond. the objective? raise money for at risk kids. diane caught up former maryland basketball coach, gary williams. >> he always like raisin bran. graduallythey put more raisins in, and i thought it was a really solid choice. my parents wouldn't let me eat the other stuff with all the sugar. >> when you were a kid what cartoons did you watch?
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a redskins superstar made one girl the talk of the school. she's somewhere in there. the 6th grader won a contest with espn 980, that included a visit from redskins cornerback josh norman. now they're besties. listen to how giddy she is. >> it was so exciting. i just posted, and he followed me. it's very exciting for me, because stuff like this doesn't happen on a regular day basis for me. >> for her to come out here, with that type of personality, to meet her, and see her. i even followed her on instagram. that's a big deal for me. >> josh norman won't follow me on instagram. >> maybe he will now with a little pressure. >> cbs is next. >>
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