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$134,380 if you want to donate please go and do that. >> he was like the who's who of firefighters. >> bill: good morning everybody. breaking overnight, a fox news alert, what will putin do now. moscow vowing to etal -- retaliate. we say welcome to tuesday. i'm bill hemmer inside "america's newsroom." >> sandra: how you doing? i'm sandra smith. good morning. nearly two other dozens countries taking action after the u.s. made its move to expel 60 diplomats at the washington embassy. the message to the kremlin is clear. >> with the steps the u.s. and allies and partners make clear
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to russia action have consequences. we stand ready to cooperate to build a better relationship with russia but this can only happen with a change in the russian government's behavior. >> sandra: kevin gork is at the white house. is this the only move in response to the nerve agent attack? >> reporter: that's on the table. white house officials tell us this may not be the only action. in joining this more than one dozen countries around the world and telling the russians indeed actions do have consequences. we heard as much yesterday morning and from officials here at the white house. >> this is one response since the administration took office more than a year ago. you can always criticize any action and say somebody could have done more but this is an
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unprecedented action. we looked through the history and couldn't find another instance of so many countries working in concert on the same issue at the same time. >> reporter: extraordinary cooperation and coordination. the biggest expulsion of russian diplomats since the cold war. you can always talk about why people people the russians were behind this. it was military nerve gas and poison that unfortunately for the individuals that were hit by it, really took a toll on them. sergei skripal and his daughter have been in the hospital and the pair remain in critical condition. >> they're asking for one and two diplomats while whispering apologies in our eers to leave the country.
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know it's the result black mail which is now the main tool of washington on the national arena. >> reporter: you hear the russians saying, once again, they had nothing to do with it but the security around the world feel they certainly did. in addition to the expulsion of the diplomats the president decided to close a russian facility near seattle. proof the president is tough on russia, indeed. >> sandra: we know the president had a phone conversation with vladamir putin last week. did the president mention the possibility of this action during the conversation with him? >> reporter: interesting question. actually, yesterday in the white house briefing they tried to deflect the question not wanting to disclose anything but it was made clear that while the conversation was ongoing in cooperation between our two nations is a possibility, that
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can only happen if the russians cooperate and stop being disruptive on the world stage. >> sandra: kevin corke live from the white house. >> bill: lots to cover, a fox news contributor byron scott. 20 countries. you're not going at this alone and as the white house said, actions have consequences. the question is what is next. what do you think about that? >> reporter: it clearly marks a new low point in relations between the united states and russia not just in the relatively brief administration of donald trump but a number of years back. it's a big deal, there's no doubt about it. all the e.u., france, germany, italy, netherlands, australia, canada, everybody taking a role and the united states taking a leading role in this. by the way, it seems to me it could change the dynamic we have seen between donald trump and democrats over the issue whether
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he is quote, soft, on russia. >> bill: you think that? they're not giving him much on this, byron, why now? >> reporter: it's objectively a big deal, 60 diplomats and closing a facility is a big deal probably the largest. the biggest in history. and second of all, a number of democrats you've heard have criticized the president for not being personally critical of vladamir putin. of being too buddy-buddy vladamir putin. they can say look at what we did. >> bill: the white house saying we still want to work with russia but there are limits but when you poison somebody in someone else's country and 20 other countries say that's not going to work that's the limit. another big story, kim jong-un
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may or may not be in beijing right now. what do you make of that story? >> reporter: big, if true. the idea kim is engaging with countries in his region is a big deal. first, what we saw with south korea around the olympics with a proposed summit with the president of the united states and going to china. many people would say it is better to have kim jong-un engaged with other countries than being crazy and alone and developing his nuclear weapons system. i think most people see this as a positive development though still sketchy as you suggested. >> bill: it's a remarkable thing how in 2018, with so many cameras, and so many electronics all over the globe, that if indeed he's made a trip to beijing and nobody knows about it in such a reclusive society, it's pretty extraordinary how they can keep a grip on their
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own people in this day. >> reporter: it is, and you're right. we tend to think everything is videoed and everything is on the internet and report the but it is still possible to do a few secret things and that's why we have a news business, by the way. >> bill: indeed. thank you, byron. if it's true, it will be a development. nice to have you. seven minutes past the hour. >> sandra: the state of california suing the trump administration over the 2020 census. it follows that the census is asking a question about citizenship status. california attorney general calling it illegal. what prompted the change in the questions? >> reporter: it was announced last night because the commerce said a citizenship question is necessary to provide a complete and accurate count of the
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population eligible to vote. the justice department said the citizenship question will help prevent violations of the voting right act but critics say it could prompt immigrants here illegally not to respond and that would result in bad census data which the government agency and other groups rely on. but the data would also change the redistricting maps. commerce secretary wilbur ross said it includes a citizenship question through 1950 and believes there's more benefits than risks saying i find the need for accurate citizenship data in the limited burden the reinstatement would impose would
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outaway fears about potentially lower response rate. the a.g. announced california plans to sue the federal government over it saying we're prepared to do what we must and that includes the 2020 census question is not just a bad idea but illegal. as we have seen from other lawsuits the state has brought against the trump administration not all elected officials locally are on board. >> i don't know how it's illegal for the census bureau to ask question. i'm sure the attorney general's afraid of the answer and non-citizens aren't entitle to benefits. california could be hurt as a state because they have numbers that are higher than their citizen population. >> reporter: sandra, the full
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list of questions for the 2020 census is due to congress at the end of the month. >> sandra: thank you. it's an interesting debate. judge napolitano saying the law is on california's side. >> bill: we have a big debate so stand by for that. in the meantime, the white house made it clear where it stands while the stormy daniels matter evolves. corey lewandowski and more next. >> sandra: and the fallout on the privacy scandal for facebook and mark zuckerberg. why federal officials started a new investigation. >> bill: and why more and more local officials are pushing back against california's sanctuary state laws. >> it's a huge overreach by the state. because of that, i think for our city we need to make sure we do
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>> sandra: russian president vladamir putin claiming the mall fire on sloppiness. people have taken to the streets in protest and 64 people were killed including children.
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several mall exits were blocked or locked and a security officer turned off an alarm system upon receiving a call about the fire. >> i would say the president strongly, clearly and consistently denied the underlying claims and the only one inconsistent is the ones making the claim. >> bill: let's get to it. former campaign manager corey lewandowski the co-author of the new york times best seller, let trump be trump. welcome back here. >> good morning, bill. >> bill: what do you think of stormy matter and the amount of attention it takes from the president and others at the white house? >> the mainstream media has done a disservice and sean hannity
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had statistics and the coverage of monica lewinsky one network had no coverage and another had 15 seconds. instead we've seen an individual trying to profiteer and this is an individual who said nothing took place on three occasions now all of a sudden donald trump is the president of the united states and now there's a new agenda and yesterday was the third highest stock market rally and i think that's more important to the people who show up to work every day. >> bill: back to the point, you're in touch with a lot of people at the white house. is this a distraction for him and them or not, corey. >> look, i've had the privilege of talking to the president many times over the last number of weeks. he was in new hampshire helping fight the opiate crisis last
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monday. this topic never came up. he is making sure the country is working in the best possible manner and make the military gets the first biggest pay raise in years. i know the media wants to talk about the stormy daniels issue but the people who go to work every daycare zero about this. >> bill: whether it's this matter or the mueller matter, is he getting good legal advice in your view? >> i'm not in attorney so i can't tell the president who is or isn't the best attorney. i know he has complete confidence up jay sekulow and they've talked about adding members to his legal team and i know he continues to talk to individuals who represented him prior to become the president. i think he has a comfort level with people who is currently engaged in. does that mean you can't add to the team? of course not.
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i think it's something the team will do so moving forward. >> bill: speaking of the team, do you think there's more changes coming from the west wing? is general kelly okay and shulkin okay at the v.a.? >> i believe the chief of staff we stay on. he has determined that's what's best for the administration and the country right now. he's going to stay. as it relates to the v.a. secretary i can only tell you what's been publicly reported. i know there's been concerns on the spending and travel and ultimately, every person and members of the cabinet serve at the pleasure of the president and as long as the president's happy for now, they'll stay. this president has been very quick when someone is not on the president's team to replace that person with someone who is. >> bill: that's true. >> i think it's for the right of the country. again, this is not new to this
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president been we have seen cabinet secretaries be changed out more quickly than this one and if the president wants to make a change it will be his prerogative. >> bill: let's talk about the budget. six-month extension. the wall is not entirely funded. you can get more down the line but right now 1. -- $1.6 billion. did the president push enough? he was clearly unhappy when he signed this. i'm wondering if you think the effort came from them to push them as far as they possibly could? >> i think congress delivered a terrible bill to the president and he was put into a difficult position. he wants to make sure our military -- >> bill: he said i don't like it weeks ago. >> you have to remember, this is the largest increase in military spending in a generation. we have men and women in uniform get pay raise for the first time in a decade and rebuild the
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f-35s and put new navy ships in place and put $107 billion into the military and $6 billion into funding the opiate crisis which say terrible epidemic. let's be clear, we cannot continue to have legislation that is going to pass and saddle our children with a trillion dollars in addition debt and the president was clear about this. this is not going to happen again. congress disappeared from washington, d.c. they took a bad bill and got out of town as quick as possible. why do we have the idea congress works four or five days a week like the american people do. >> bill: paul ryan is saying they've done more in the bill than the white house was even asking for. >> i think congress has been failing in their duties to fund the wall, $1.6 billion is a down payment for the first six months. the president's asked for $25
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billion and still haven't resolved daca. that's what should have been done on the bill. >> bill: hope you come back soon, corey. >> thank you. >> bill: corey lewandowski from washington. >> sandra: the dow finished with the largest one-day point gain in nearly a decked a but after huge losses just last week, where is this market headed? we're going to ask somebody plus this. >> not every fbi agent is bad, i realize that but the ones that are bad need to weeded out and the ones that let them be bad and turned their head, need to be exposed. >> bill: that american escape from al-qaeda in syria. an american photojournalists searching for answers saying he was betrayed by the leadership of the fbi.
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>> sandra: fears of a global trade war ease off wall street. the dow rebounding 669 points yesterday. the biggest single-day point gain in about a decade. i'm joined by maria bartiromo. you are talking to the news makers every single day, six days a week, in fact, maria. what are they saying about the market? what's the overall trend? >> there's going to be nervousness and people were concern about trade changes and nafta with the election but as we've seen ore and over again with donald trump he likes to negotiate. he put out this thing about aluminum and steel and then has exemptions. everybody gets the china story.
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china has been stealing our intellectual property for years and make it very difficult for american companies to operate in that country so everybody gets that and they're happy about this and now we learned they've been negotiating a little while. i think we're returning to fundamental trade. and now we're talking about earnings that's going to be driving the story. when you look at the earnings that we're expecting, 16% growth from corporate earnings in the first quarter. that's a good number. we're returning to fundamentals. >> sandra: the dow down 2% for the year, down 3%. had a huge point gain yesterday. so overall is there a feeling the market is going to continue to head higher? this was the third highest close ever yesterday. do we start to break new ground? >> i think the market's still at 30% since the election and think the story has not change pound have a president bent on rolling
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back regulations, getting a growth story putting larry kudlow in place, who is a growth guy. gdp is out tomorrow and we are expecting growth and 3% for 2018. i'm not going surprised if we see wild swings. we can see another decline as the market digests a new era of inflation and higher rates and backdrop but the growth story is still in place. 18% growth. >> sandra: one stock we've been watching has been facebook. really getting hit hard. last 12% last week and still getting hit last week. is there a feeling he may testify or more regulation coming to facebook? >> for sure. i think the regulatory environment gets tougher for the secretary. they have so much data on us. the question is how much can
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they regulate because the information coming in and out of facebook is moving at such a fast clip. certainly they'll want him to testify. it doesn't bode well for facebook he's blowing off the europeans and may say i'll send an underling. if it makes sense it makes sense. >> sandra: we'll have marsha blackburn because we want to get a sense from congress what they want to see happen. but technology got hit with facebook and that's part of the sell-off we saw last week. we'll keep watching the dow. what do you think? we're a couple minutes from the open? >> up 100 out of the gate. >> sandra: okay. maybe a triple-digit gain on the open. >> bill: we've got breaking news and a dangerous story with numerous suspicious packages around the location of washington, d.c. including military bases. live from the pentagon to figure that out and fallout for facebook continues. a new investigation for the
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it calmed things down. >> sandra: the fundamentals are still strong. >> bill: breaking news out of d.c. officials tracking several suspicious packages in the washington area and some to military bases and some containing explosive materials. what do we know? >> reporter: moments ago, law enforcement officials are looking at more than five locations in the d.c. area including the white house and cia and fear more packages could be out there. the fbi has one suspect in its sights. yesterday, three military bases confirmed they received packages containing explosive materials but all detected. and one is the naval surface warfare center an hour south of washington. black powder was discovered in
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one package but the fbi neutralized it and one threateni threatening letter was detected and officials sprung into action. the special unit often responds to packages and they're now being investigated and one package turned out not to contain hazardous materials making it more suspicious. >> bill: does someone suspect a copycat matter here? >> reporter: u.s. officials aren't ready to go that far but there's other recent incident at military bases. last week a 51-year-old man drove a minivan filled with propane tanks onto travis air force base an hour outside san francisco.
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he was identified and law enforcement officials described it as possible terrorism. they are analyzing the mobile phone and we're expect the fbi to put out a statement around noon today. we'll keep you abreast of the latest. >> bill: thank you, lucas tom linson from the pentagon today. >> sandra: the federal government confirming the open investigation into facebook privacy policies. following reports that data from 50 million users landed in the hand of a political consulting firm with ties to president trump's campaign without their consent. the agency said the ftc is fully commit to using all the tools to protect the privacy of consumers. foremost is enforcement action against companies that fail to honor their privacy promises. let's bring in congresswoman
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marsha blackburn a candidate for the u.s. senate in tennessee. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> sandra: do you think the ftc will find wrongdoing by facebook here? >> we're going let the ftc conduct their investigation but what we do know is the social media search engines, that component of the eco system on the internet has not been transparent in how they protect privacy or how they secure data. sandra, i've had the browser act and tried to get privacy legislation passed. i talk to securimoms and they w their children and families to be secure online. at this point the way facebook has structured the privacy policies and settings, you are, by using their service, giving them access to your information
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and then they sell that information and they make billions of dollars by controlling both what is going on from the publisher, you, putting things online and then selling that information to the advertisers and they make that money. >> sandra: congresswoman, is congress considering new regulations on facebook? >> what we are considering is legislation. you go back to 2011 when the ftc came at facebook for their privacy policy. and the agreement was reached in 2011. you're also looking at what i'm pushing forward, the browser act. which gives you the ability to opt-in, not opt-out, but opt-in to utilization and gives you the ability to protect what i call your virtual you. you and yourself online. >> sandra: people aren't always protected in that way either.
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>> that's right. >> sandra: as we've learned through businesses including banks with the opt-in or opt-out future. as far as regulations on facebook, the fear in the business world is it's a slippery slope and you look at the regulations and then potentially restrict their ability to be profitable in this country. but should changes be considered when luke at mark zuckerberg and he's hand off. instead of answering a request from now 33 state attorneys general are demanding answers and we are told he will send high-level executives. he will not himself sit down before congress. congresswoman should he come in. >> i think he should come in and talk to congress. they have made billions of dollars selling your
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information. and when he talks about everybody needs their universal basic income, my goodness, gracious, if he were compensating people for the data mining on you every day -- >> sandra: what would you ask him? >> to agree to privacy standards in federal statute and would agree to one set of privacy standards for the entire eco system for your internet service provider and search engines. people utilizing and data mining. and i would want to know if he would agree to give you, the consumer, the user of these platforms, the ability to protect yourself online. sandra, i'm going to tell you something, there is nothing women hate more than a peeping tom. and when you look at what these search engines and the social
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media companies are doing with your information, that's the equivalent of a peeping tom. i've been on this issue for years. it is time to give these moms the ability to protect themselves and their families, their children. we need to get some data security and privacy legislation on the books and rein these companies in. >> sandra: now knowing they were logging on the android devices the calls and text and the story gets bigger and facebook took out the full-page ads apologizing over the weekend. we'll see where it goes. thank you. >> thank you. >> bill: up next, they are winning, yet again. cruising past south carolina reaching their 11th consecutive final four. the last school to do that was john wooden's team in ucla in the early 1970s. here's how it shapes up the
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huskies face notre dame and louisville and mississippi state. both games friday night. my money is on uconn. i know that's a stretch. >> sandra: in the tea leafs. meanwhile, we're watching uber ordered to pump the brake. one state has beened the company from driving certain cars. we'll explain. >> bill: and there's outcry in the state of california. the push-back against the sanctuary state laws. why some local officials say they have had enough. >> there's a tremendous amount of cities and counties that want to do this. they're waiting to see how this is going to go with us. today, the new new york is ready for take-off. we're invested in creating the world's first state-of-the-art drone testing facility in central new york and the mohawk valley, which marks the start of our nation's first 50-mile unmanned flight corridor. and allows us to attract the world's top drone talent.
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public roads. uber, which had halted testing after the incident, said it will keep dialogue open and it's unclear when it can resume testing if the state. >> the way california has been on city council and it's been a one-way street sacramento telling us how to run our cities and we're going our own way. >> bill: los alamitos and orange county, california and that's ground zero and in an act of defian defiance is making a move in notifying officials. welcome and good day to both of you. now orange county is going to put online the release date for
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inmates for the public and police to see. josh, it is on in that county. what comes of it? >> this say logical extension of where we start with the state of california saying it's going to ignore federal immigration laws and counties want to ignore state immigration law. it boils down to an unfairness of the people of california. have you a state counteracting the federal and now the government -- this is why you have to straighten this whole thing out. >> bill: marie, explain why supporters of the new laws are so emphatic they need to be there. >> well, i think a state and county level like josh said there's legal questions whether or not orange county can indeed opt-out of the california law. there are people across california and other countries that think the trump administration is overreaching greatly in terms of immigration.
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they are being -- i don't want to use the word nasty but ignoring the fact they're real people and we need immigrants -- >> bill: and may commit another crime. >> it's not funny, here. these are immigrants to work with them to solve crimes and so the left and the right have gone way far to the extremes and we need to meet in the middle. >> bill: let me stop you there, josh, address that. supporters on the left believe you are going to dissuade immigrants from reporting crimes to police. is there evidence do you believe that's not the case. >> not only is the the case but the reason california is doing what it's doing. marie, i love you, but the idea that somehow it is not okay for a the to follow a state law but okay for a state not to follow federal laws is ridiculous. what we've got here is a state that has fallen off the left
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side of the map and you have a precious few in california trying to prevent it from falling in the pacific ocean altogether. this is completely ridiculous liberal immigration policy and the extension. tase total chaos. it needs to be fixed. >> bill: my sense is when you talk to public officials they're worried about public safety and don't want to release someone who commits a crime in the community and the responsibility comes back on them. certainly, marie, you can understand that. >> absolutely. we can all agree public safety comes first and there's politics at play. the orange county supervisor is locked in a battle for the open congressional seat. this issue is so partisan and polarized. unfortunately, we won't get people coming to the mcdonald to talk about public
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middle. >> bill: it defies anything from the trump team, you can see that, can't you, marie? >> there are people who believe the trump administration is over reaching and they are not doing things just because of public safety and using immigrants as fodder to push a right-wing agenda. there are people who genuinely believe that. >> there are people who genuinely believe that and people who genuinely believe the state of california has overreached. it doesn't matter what you genuinely believe, it matters what the federal law is and we all know the federal law is applicable. the state law said we don't care what the federal government has to say. we're going to implement our own set of standards and they created this chaotic experiment we see playing out in orange county. >> bill: here's the last word orange county on screen said it would be safer for the law community if they were released to ice rather than returned to
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the community. wrap it up. >> there's a billion legal questions about california law and orange county. we'll be fighting this out in the courts for months. >> bill: marie, love you, but -- that's the comment of day, josh. you guys come back soon. thank you very much. >> sandra: ending with smiles. a former top aide to hillary clinton placing blame on her loss in the election on a trivial issue. why clinton's campaign was foolish not to address it. >> bill: and a mysterious train pulling into a station in china. did north korea's leader, kim jong-un make a surprise visit and if so, what is happening inside the rogue regime coming up. keep your most valuable insights hidden from your competitors. the ibm cloud. the cloud for smarter business.
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>> sandra: speculation on the whereabouts of kim jong-un. the motorcade arrived in china's capital city. if come -- kim is in china it would be his first known trip since taking power in 2011. greg palkot has more from london for us. greg, what do we know so far? >> reporter: if he was there, he
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now gone. we're getting various reports and seeing video of a substantial motorcade travelling around beijing making trips to places where kim jong-un might have been staying and might have been meeting with officials. as well as to the station where a train similar to the one his father took to china and elsewhere left heading back to north korea. again, it has not been officially confirmed anywhere. most, under score, most of our sources believe it's him and other media outlets saying it is him. if it is him, it is the first time the north korean leader has left the country and also it would have been the first time he would have met with a leader of another country if he met with the chinese president. it's believed it's a high-level north korean delegation that visited beijing. >> sandra: greg, what impact can
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this have on the upcoming summit? >> reporter: it would make sense in the context of summits that are coming up. remember, kim jong-un is met with south korean president moon at the end of april. most importantly, he's supposed to be meeting with president trump in may. for china, the most diplomatic allie to north korea it would make sense they would want to touch base with china. there are signs president xi can get tips on how to handle president trump. we'll see if it's playing out as we're thinking. >> sandra: greg palkot, thank you. >> bill: in the meantime, russia vowing to retaliate after one of the largest mass expulsion of diplomats ever. what will putin's move next be now? stay tuned.
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>> the poisoning in the u.k. that has led to today's announcement was a very brazen action. it was a reckless action. it's pot the type of conduct the united states or allies can accept. but the president still remains open to work with the russians.
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>> sandra: fox news alert. fallout after the u.s. and two dozen countries kicked out more than 100 russian diplomats. russia warning relations between moscow and united states have deteriorating to the point of crisis. welcome to a brand new hour of "america's newsroom." i'm sandra smith. >> bill: how are you doing? i'm bill hemmer. good morning to you. the response to the recent nerve agent attack on a former russian spy and his daughter in britain is going global. the u.n. ambassador nikki haley praising the response. >> when do you something
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unacceptable you pay the price. what the international community wants to see is russia steps up and acts like everyone else in the international community. we take no joy in having to do this but we're not going to roll over and let them get away with this. >> bill: the u.s. specting -- expecting a response from moscow, is that right? >> that's right. officials are and -- anticipating that and they were said no one likes to tolerate obnoxiousness and stresses russia will respond on the borish behavior. that behavior is about two dozen countries around the world expelling more than 100 russian diplomats in response to the nerve attack in the united kingdom. the united states is responsible for expelling 60 having to leave
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by monday. they're also closing the russian consulate in the city of seattle on the west coast of the u.s. you can expect an even response from russia and there was a twitter poll saying quote, u.s. administration ordered the closure of the russian consulate in seattle. what u.s. consulate would you close in russia if it were up to you to decide and there's three options and have 60,000 votes. back in july the russian government kicked out american diplomats to reach parity. 450 here in the united states and 455 in russia for the united states after the u.s., the previous december, kicked out 35 diplomats for election interference. back and forth as they try to reach an even response. >> bill: the seattle move was a surprise to me. the administration said it's willing to work with russia
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still. what do you have on that? >> reporter: the state department said we're trying to work with russia and willing to improve the relationship but need the russian behavior to change. this administration in the last year and a half since it's come into office tried to build coalition with russia and work with russia where it can but has ran into a series whether it's frustrations with syria or the elections around the world and as rex tillerson when he was secretary of state said he saw signs of russian interference in the midterm elections. lots of frustration saying they have tried to work with them but have to change their behavior. >> bill: here's sandra now. >> sandra: what does this mean nor u.s.? chris stirewalt is here, fox news contributor editor and russia saying we will respond in kind. what's that mean for us?
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>> let's face it, not too much right now. the people russia hurts by limiting u.s. diplomatic presence is russian. we don't have a great deal that want to go to russia. vladamir putin turning into the dictator we long-feared he might be and after the last totally illegitimate election is not a place americans want to do business or westerners want to go because they'll kill you and take your resources. the rule of law is not respected. our consult would be a place to get out of russia not for americans to function within the country. >> sandra: the u.k. is hailing this as an exceptionally strong signal of american leadership. can this be seen as a big win for president trump who his critics said he had not been tough enough when it comes to
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russia? >> win or lose it's too soon to say but it's a big loss for vladamir putin. his strategy of interfering with the elections in western countries to destabilize nato and hurt the united states has backfired. it did not work. look, he can take credit for the fact he helped foment a lot of hatred and distrust inside the united states, no question about it. but in the end, everybody's clear-eyed on who he sand what kind of a thug he sand what's going on and americans sound like maybe we're getting ready to treat 2018 and this election as something to protect from putin and his crew. >> sandra: james mattis, here he is talking about this in responding to all the recent actions saying we stand with our allies. listen. >> bill: we obviously stand united with allies that believe in the rule of law. a rules-based order and whether
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it be north korea using a weapon of mass destruction somewhere or another country we're against the use of weapons of mass destruction. >> sandra: this morning with maria they were saying we'll have to do more. >> one of the things that is a down payment on the more to do is we'll bring the leaders of baltic countries, which are the prize that vladamir putin most wants right now, he is unravelling ukraine but what he wants is to take back these baltic states as he makes himself a new czar. meeting with the president will be a strong sign we take our mutual defense pact seriously and will likely involve military assets being more forward deploy. >> sandra: as far as the collusion with russia narrative, as the played out so long.
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does it put any of that to rest? >> nothing will be put to rest until robert mueller is done with his investigation. we'll have to wait and see and that's just how it goes. but either way, this backfired for putin. it doesn't matter because if he wanted was a patsy in trump, he didn't get that. >> sandra: this morning a saw an opinion piece in the new york times saying it was weird the way the white house announced the expulsion of the 60 diplomats. it wasn't the president stepping up to the microphone and delivering the message. it was delivered by a white house statement. >> there's a thing trump has with xi in china and putin and leaving aside the mueller investigation, trump likes to be personally friendly with these individuals. he likes to be personal friends with these totalitarian leaders
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even as his government takes steps to crackdown on their misconduct. i think just as easily you can chalk this up to president trump's personal style of trying to maintain friendly personal relationship. >> sandra: and whether he's being tougher than his predecessor and the phone call congratulating vladamir putin. a lot going on. always good to see and hear from you. >> you bet. >> bill: an american who escaped captivity from al-qaeda claiming fbi leadership betrayed him and you'd him to gather information to track down a terrorist when held as hostage instead of working to secure his release. it's quite an allegation. catherine herridge breaking this
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down live in washington. >> reporter: our team has been investigating the story for several weeks. one of the most extraordinary things is he lived to tell it because most americans taken hostage in syria in 2013 and 2012 were executed or still missing. these records reviewed by fox news show less than two minutes into his captivity after he had been beaten and starved the terrorists began draining his bank accounts. >> your feet are in the air and you're handcuffed and they take a cable about this thick and whack your feet. >> reporter: he was held in sir ya in six different prisons. >> bill: what was the fbi's response on this? >> reporter: we engaged with the fbi about a 10-day period and they declined to answer specific questions about his case citing an ongoing investigation. and that statement reads in part, the fbi investigation into
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the kidnapping remains open therefore we're not able to discuss investigative details surrounding the case. the fbi works closely with federal partners not only to ensure the government does all it cans to secure americans taken hostage and assist those defraud order further abused by hostage takers. the handling of the case came under the last two fbi directors, mueller and comey. the special counsel's office referred our questions to the fbi and there were no direct responses from comey's publisher. the handling of the american hostage especially what he would have learned from debriefings would have gone to the senior levels of the bureau but at the end of the day, they say it's not about politics, it's about an american's safety and how the bureau reacted in that situation. >> bill: we'll see where that goes. thank you. >> sandra: now revelations from a former obama official.
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he said he warned the white house about the election. why didn't the administration take more action? congressman adam kizinger joins us to break it down. >> bill: and a former top aide to hillary clinton calling the e-mail server situation trivial and why she says the voter rejected her candidacy. >> sandra: and locking up members of the ms-13 gang for a series of especially brutal murders but officials say the investigation is far from over. let's take a look at some numbers:
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>> there's been an arrest made in the washington area over packages left at military bases in the washington, d.c. an arrest has been made and tracked back to the state of windshield. all this now being tied together. no reason given. it's early in the investigation but when we get more from the pentagon and elsewhere we'll leave that to you. more breaking news on "america's newsroom." >> not only did i feel and i
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said this is something that is going to march across western europe and march to our shores and we need to be ready. >> sandra: that's a former obama administration official saying he warned the obama white house that russian meddling was imminent. he said back in 2014 he told officials russian tolls were going to attack the u.s. and there were tactics in interfering in ukraine's election. with that knowledge, the u.s. could have acted to stop russia. joining me now, adam kizinger. why was he ignored.
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>> i wish he'd say more about russia but his actions have been outstanding. he's been the most hawkish anti-russian president in some time. in contrast with president obama, everybody looks back with rose-colored glasses and said he was a russian hawk. he didn't do anything and didn't do anything about meddling and allowed them to prop up the assad regime and allowed them to intervene in eastern ukraine and didn't do anything short of sending blankets. they like to talk with the rhetoric of the administration but on the other hand, they look back at the last administration as if it was a russian hawk. it wasn't. >> sandra: some explanation as to why they didn't take the warning seriously was the state department, former obama official saying would not have
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ascended this effort. is there truth to that? >> they thought to appease iran would get to a deal getting unicorns flying out of iran and thought if they didn't confront russia the russians would be appeased and if you look at whether the it's the state department or national security establishment or the president himself, it was a do-not-confront or rock the boat policy and in the imperfect world america sometimes needs to come in with a heavy hand. >> sandra: how far has this gone, congressman? can moscow be stopped and prevented from meddling in
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upcoming elections? >> i think there can be. a couple things need to happen. talking about meddling makes americans aware when there's a fake news story and it may be a russian troll form putting out false information. if you think they're going to oppose democrats or republicans, they want to oppose everybody because they want to undermine our democracy and fighting back with the same propaganda because vladamir putin fears losing office and pushing back economically and militarily with lethal weapons to ukraine is how to push back and regain the west in the world. >> sandra: going back to how you started the conversation calling president trump the most hawkish, anti-russian president and i see your shot going in and out -- are you still with us? >> i can hear you. >> sandra: there you are. it happens sometimes.
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weather in chicago, maybe. i circle back to the conversation that the president had with vladamir putin last week where he has been strongly criticized by some for congratulations him on the election win there and not bringing up this recent nerve agent attack and not bringing up really important issues while on the phone with vladamir putin. what would his strategy have been there? >> what matters is actions and the president can congratulate vladamir putin, i wish he didn't, but to expel the most diplomats, i think in history, but the last 30 years and to coordinate with our allies sense a stronger message than any
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phone call could have. the left love to grab onto the idea of what the administration is saying but they're more hawkish on russia. >> sandra: congressman adam kizinger thank you for coming on. >> bill: new questions about the pulse nightclub in orlando. stunning new details about the killer's father just coming to light now. >> sandra: and a giant space station heading the wrong way. why no one can pinpoint where or when this will hit planet earth. you know what they say about the early bird...
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>> we have fbi agent today testifying that in the case of
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the leak his father was an fbi informant and after they closed the case on him the fbi was considering making mateen himself an informant. >> bill: a bombshell raising questions how omar mateen was not flagged as a threat. the judge denied a call for a mistrial based on that. buck sexton, good morning to you. a revelation to me. >> look, the fbi is going to have to talk to people who are unsavory, who are strange, and weird if they're going to get information particularly in counterterrorism cases. so it's not surprising given what we know about omar mateen's father he may have also have been in contact with the fbi as
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an informant and how it affect the criminal trial the judge said it's not going to but the defense is looking for it as a means to say something else is going on from the prosecutor's end. >> bill: i was in orlando covering this story. what i remember is that the father was a well-known figure. he's been out there and on television. he was known in the community. >> he's something of an aspiring pundit. the fact that he may have intervened or did intervene to try and make sure the fbi didn't go forward with charges after the office threats were made by omar mateen suggest now you have a dad in this case who was on the fbi's radar and in fact was working with the fbi who intervened to prevent his son from facing initial charges well in advance of the mass shooting and later on obviously we know the tragedy was not averted despite fbi connectivity into the group of people and you add
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in the wife and whether she knew or not. she's facing possible life in prison for material support to a terrorist organization. have you these different moving pieces. i wonder if we'll get more information from the fbi about this. my guess is no, because generally confidential informants is just that. >> bill: there's a common thread, father, son, wife. there tends to be extremism around more than one individual. it's not likely you have a person who just chooses to radicalize and no one around the person has any idea or proclivity of their own about american foreign policy or the markers you looked for before somebody does choose to radicalize. in that sense it's not surprise. in this case the fact the fbi was in contact with this individual's family and the pulse nightclub shooter's family -- >> bill: remarkable.
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>> if you're not get tip in that instance how could we prevent this attack or what else is needed? the fbi knew the family and should have gotten information about this. the details are still coming out. >> that's >> bill: -- i heard a great quote today's sources become tomorrow's subjects. is that true in your world? >> it can be true in my former world. it is true. you won't find good informants looking at the church bake sale. have to go into parts of the world and deal with different individuals who have a stretchy past, who were involved in activities that are somewhat unsavory or have an anti-american point of view in the form of jihadism and you have people who have been radicalized. >> bill: buck sexton, good job. >> nice to see you. >> sandra: las vegas police said murders are connect to the
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ms-13. how officials connected the gang and why the investigation is far from over. >> bill: and questions in the 2020 census prompt lawsuit yet again by the state of california. why the a.g. says the move in california is illegal. >> i don't know where this is going to go. i understand why the government wants to know this. california is practically seceding from the union. you have to answer truthfully. if you don't answer you have the right to remain silent. bye-bye, i'm here, i'm alive, five people in the house, leave us alone.
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dahlberg. >> bill: a new addition to the 2020 census leading to a law stute -- lawsuit from the state of california. the lawsuit over the question about citizenship on the census.
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chairman of go pack and leslie marshall a fox news contributor. california, on and on and on. simple question to you, david. should the census include a question whether you are a legal citizen or not? >> yes. keep in mind the clinton administration wanted to do sampling where they thought there wasn't a high enough count they could make up numbers. what's this ultimately about? power and money. what the california attorney general is saying he wants more money brought to california because we're so inent as running our california we need more money to run our program. fortunately sampling was rejected by the supreme court just as if this goes to the
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supreme court the supreme court will say you can ask citizenship. >> bill: i think leslie agrees 100%. >> no. first, the attorney general in california is one of 19 attorney generals. he's just first in line. there's 18 others that have complained with immigration groups. frankly, congressional in thes say it doesn't talk about citizens. they talk about people. bill, this is why it's an issue not just for california but the united states. you need to have an accurate point of all persons. this goes beyond voting. this does look at what funding we need. let's keep in mind, one agency, fema as example. it's not just the under represents latino and asian population to be hurt by this but veterans, elderly,
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disabled -- it's nothing but a bad thing. >> bill: you think what the administration is trying to do is final illegals. >> no, i think it's two-fold. i think they're trying to have the latino and asian population not just in california but nationwide, under represented to the supreme court will say, go ahead, gop, gerrymander and redistrict to your heart's consent. >> i love a great conspiracy theory. how's that rank? >> leslie does a good job at presenting the democrat's position. what's humorous is why you wonder why they continue to lose election. the president has two-thirds support from americans on what he outlines on immigration, secure the border, don't allow chain migration. yet in every instance the democrats oppose those things and have you another one where
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frankly we're just trying -- the census is trying to get an accurate count. the trump administration and the commerce department has already put record amounts of money in promoting the census, in marketing the census, and getting people to take the census. there are people here who don't have citizenship that have legal status. we want to make sure they're counted. to most americans this say head scratcher. why are they opposed? >> bill: here's what the administration argues. this is about -- based on citizens and not residents. why's that so irrational? >> if you're asking me, bill, over 11 million people in this country are not citizens and actually we're not going to know the true number if this goes forth. people -- not just undocumented immigrants, but immigrant who
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are legal will be afraid to take the census and they'll end up in the recycling bin and the trash and not just in the aspect of voting. david, where do you get the two-thirds support of the president. the most i've seen is 40% on the best day. >> the support of the policy and poll after poll shows 66% or higher support the principles laid out. let's also keep in mind, leslie said they're so concerned they won't fill out the ken -- census. if they're that concerned this question will keep them from filling out the question, no. if they're that concerned it doesn't matter what question is on the census. they're not going to fill it out. >> bill: thanks to both of you. we'll see where it goes. leslie, keep them under control out there, will you? >> i will. >> bill: david, see you in
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washington soon. >> sandra: las vegas arresting members of the ms-13 gang describing the killings were brutal noting all the victims were shot or stabbed multiple times. william la jeunesse is live with more. why las vegas, william? >> reporter: as you said, this is a gang and they make money here and send it back to central america where they recruit more additional members. a decline in prosecutions and handcuffing in the jails and recruiting unaccompanied minors here led to more members and there was murder, rape, assault, drugs. police believe the five suspects in vegas, came from california and new mexico to open a new chapter. >> they're a transnational gang
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and like transnational gangs do they go from city to city. it's not unusual to find them in places outside of the border. >> reporter: of the five in custody, one is a minor. sandra. >> sandra: william, are any of these ms-13 members u.s. citizens? >> reporter: it's rare. and they're held so three are from salvador and nothing on the juvenile. most victims belong to rival gangs and six victims were kidnapped before their murder. >> the suspects involved in the crimes are extremely violent. they kill their victims over as little as identifying with another gang or participating in
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street-level narcotics. all the victims were shot or stabbed several times. >> reporter: intimidation helps control their business, drugs and prostitutes. las vegas is hoping to stop this gang before it takes root in is in -- sin city. >> bill: a new book talks about the 2016 campaign. >> the trivial story generated an fbi investigation that was compromised in retrospect but was an fbi investigation into her activities. hi, i'm kathy ware.
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>> sandra: a florida top clinton aide calling the server scandal trivial. there's a new memoir entitled dear madame president. quote, if it weren't her e-mails it would have been something else and another trivial issue for which hilary would have been tortured about the questions on wiping servers and deleting e-mails lays the fundamental truth that all this was about was there was something about
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hillary clinton folks didn't trust. that something wasn't an intelligent, ambitious woman in position of power. and i'm sure there's something to be said. are those the reasons for which hilary lost the election? >> it's a list of pathetic excuses is what it is. jennifer is once again trying to re-invent the history. they had a failed candidate, a failed campaign. they're just trying to create opportunities to describe why hillary clinton lost whether it was because she was a woman, now because of the e-mails. scandal wasn't a true story. why was there an fbi investigation? we'll find out when the inspector general report comes out about the fake news story they're going to try to wrap themselves around. it's an outrage.
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why did the deep state and mccabe and strzok and page do so much to sweep this under the rug? that's one of the reasons why i called for another special counsel to investigate what happened here. >> sandra: judicial watch president tom fenton noting the concerns laid out in the book are the very reasons why clinton is not in office. listen to this. >> they call it trivial and irrelevant may be an indication of the seriousness of issues and voters understood it. >> absolutely. look, having a secret server in your bathroom, having these national security e-mails which she of course said washington -- weren't on her private server
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and there's a lot there and up find it to be humorous they don't take these seriously. >> sandra: they call the e-mail situation of hillary clinton trivial and irrelevant and that sexism got in the way and made it difficult. she said it was a box we could never get out of. >> look, once again, hilary was in india saying women had to ask permission on who to vote for. is this outrageous and them continuing to grasp at straws. they have no reasons they can find to loss except it's somebody else's fault. donald trump won the election because he out worked her and
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had a better plan to make america great again and his rallies and the sheer force of his campaign overtook the clintons and they were never able to campaign in a way to offset that. >> sandra: she recently -- talking about donald trump's campaign, saying the campaign looked backwards, make america great again. you wonder as we head closer to midterms what role hillary clinton will play and if seize an asset to her party. >> she's an asset to us and be the face of the democrat party because she's the exact reason they lost in '16 and we hope she'll continue to be a leader. look, these things are embarrassing to the party. see other leaders in the democrat party trying to distance themselves from hillary clinton so she's the gift that keeps giving to us. >> sandra: david bossie, good to see you and have you on this morning. >> bill: in a moment, houston, we have a problem, big time.
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a mystery. a space station will soon crash back to earth. the problem is no one knows for sure where it will land.
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>> bill: so we have issues and they could be your issues very soon. a chinese space station is heading for earth after losing communications with an 18,000 pound space lab three years ago and this weekend it will come down somewhere. we have mike massimo author of
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the book "space man" nice to see you. you've been up there a couple times. why can't we say where this 8,000 pounds of junk will hit. >> it appears to be an uncontrolled entry so you're at the mercy of the density of the atmosphere. as it gets lower in the atmosphere it will slow down and the density of the at moss fear can vary. -- atmosphere can vary. that will dictate how it comes in. the range will be big a 400-mile range for the pieces that make it through the atmosphere. 10% to 40% will be lost. >> bill: should we be concern? >> there's about 70% water. it's about 70% water so the likelihood it will hit land is small and we only live on pieces
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of the land. a lot of it's desert and mountains so the likelihood -- >> bill: it still doesn't eliminate it. >> technically it's not a zero possibility but not something we should worry about. >> bill: with the hubble -- >> it reminds me when i was a kid and sky lab was falling out of the sky. after that, what nasa did was when they were going to put up a big object like hubble or the space station they made the commitment they were going to not just let it fall out of the sky. they were going guide it back to earth. with hubble what we did on the last servicing mission was put a docking ring on the bottom of it. that's one of the tasks we did so in the future, 10, 20, 30 years from now, probably 30, when it comes back we'll put a rocket motor on it and it will be guided back.
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>> bill: there's no concern about it then. >> i think it was more nasa trying to be good citizens so people don't worry about this. >> bill: last question, is this a case where -- they've been trying to develop a system where they could -- you can zap an asteroid and knock it off its course. would you be able to do this for this space junk? >> that's worst case. when you zap something you'll create debris. orbital debris an issue. the stuff that stays up there is more of a hazard in many cases than the stuff that reenters. it will probably fall somewhere harmlessly but when you put orbital debris in the path of another object that's what i was concerned about running into something. it shouldn't be a problem but it's an interesting problem. >> bill: shoot me an e-mail this weekend. >> be safe, bill. >> bill: mike massimo nice to
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>> big screen super heros responding to an emergency plea. our own shannon bream sent out and emotional response to a boy dying. he probably has days. all he wants is a greeting from one of the avengers. if you have a celeb connection, please let me know. well, the avengers answered the call. chris evans, captain america, responded. evan sent a video to the little boy. reynolds tweets, i'm more of a reserve avenger but i'm here to
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help. a fascinating story. how we can all be connected and cheers to shannon bream for help him. "happening now" starts right now. >> melissa: a fox news alert as a change to the 2020 census is sparking controversy with one state taking legal action. i'm julie banderas. >> and i'm eric shawn. the trump administration wants to ask a question about citizenship in the next census. the officials hoping to help the justice department enforce the voting rights act, which protects minority voting, but critics charge asking if you're a citizen will discourage immigrants from responding. the commerce department says the citizenship question is nothing new. pointing out that almost every census between 1820 and 1950 had it in some form. the democrats today are blasting

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