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pulling for oscar. we are pulling for him and all of you giving up something of yourself to a stranger in need. you are our midnight hero's. most-watched, most grateful you spent the evening with us, good night from new york. i am shannon bream. heather: this is "fox and friends first". happening at 4:00 on the east coast, education bribes can buy, felicity huffman and lori laughlin swept up in a massive college admission scandal exposing the ugly side of fame and fortune but they can't buy their way out of this one. felony charges they are facing this morning. >> the extremism is on the rise. pettiness is overtaken politics. shannon: joe biden sounds like he is running for president. his new attacks on donald trump and his team for what is to come.
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>> i asked him why every time jesus or god gets brought up in school it gets taken down straight away. heather: a high school students calling out a double standard after she was suspended for displaying her faith at school. "fox and friends first" starts right now. ♪ julie: steve miller band, take the money and run, a fitting song for today. thank you for starting the day with us.
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the mastermind of the nationwide college admission scandal, pleading guilty to accepting millions in bribes from parents trying to get there kids into elite schools, two of those in hot water, felicity huffman and lori laughlin. here are the latest developed. not the only parent involved in this. >> operation varsity blues is all anyone is talking about, georgetown, yale, stanford, university of texas, ucla, the fbi describing it as a sham that strikes at the college admissions process was the biggest name so far felicity huffman who met with a confidential witness who said he could control an sat testing center and arrange for someone to proctor her daughter's test and correct it.
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lori laughlin talking about her daughter going to college. >> i'm in complete denial because when i think about it too much it will make me cry. >> the full house star at her husband and her husband, accused of paying $500,000 in bribes for their daughters to be recruits at usc even though they never did before. a total of 50 people including non-coaches and one high-ranking athletic administrator indicted, the man epicenter william singer pleading guilty in federal court charged with taking $25 million, testing officials and pocketing the rest. >> this is not a case where parents were acting in the best interests of their children. they are sparing no expense,
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and they could set their children up through success with the best education money could buy. >> reporter: huffman appeared on tuesday and released on $250,000 bond. laughlin expected to turn herself in today. and more people could be charged. heather: more details getting in, who knew what? fans shocked and disappointed to see the celebrities wraps up in this scheme but here's the question. are they the first? they are just the first to get caught. the system is rigged to help the rich. >> the admissions process has always had features, to fight gaming.
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the lion's share is legal, but it is assisting children and taking standardized tests and enrolling them in enrichment, padding resumes and some parents moving into school districts where your public school education is going to get certain advantages. they had a system that invited this kind of gaming and this is the logical extension of this into illegality. this is simply a manifestation of what has been the case, the wealthy and powerful gain the system and ensure their children have advantages but most do not have. >> olivia jade is apologizing this morning for a video, 2 million youtube followers saying she didn't want to go to college. she and her sister attend usc.
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more to come on this today. paul manafort said to be sentenced in the second criminal case. the former campaign chairman is facing a decade behind bars on conspiracy charges. he pleaded guilty to those charges as part of the with robert mueller, prosecutors later said manafort breached that deal with investigators and manafort was sentenced to four years in prison for tax and bank fraud. lisa page says the justice department told agents not to charge hillary clinton. some newly released transcripts from her closed-door testimony page said the agency including james comey thought that clinton might have committee, quote, gross negligence. she said, quote, the justice department assessment is it was constitutionally vague. they did not feel they could bring that charge. the attorney general at the
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time, loretta lynch, previously said she would accept the fbi recommendation. boeing 737 max 8 planes are flying in the us. that type of plane crashed in ethiopia over the weekends, including eight americans, this was the second of the crash involving a 737 max 8 in months. growing number of us lawmakers are calling for federal regulators to take action. the faa is doubling down against the ban. a review shows no systematic performance issues and provides no basis to what is grounding the aircraft. the european union, china and a range of other nations and airlines have shutdown use of those just as a precaution. boeing's ceo assures the jet liners are safe. they are voicing safety concerns of their own for months.
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we have much more on this with an expert. stay tuned. the battle over donald trump's national emergency declaration coming to a head on capitol hill as the vote to end the national emergency is scheduled. democrats are demanding answers on how the president's plan to pay for a wall impact the military. griff jenkins has the latest. >> reporter: the clock is ticking as democrats be led by minority whip dick durbin and shanahan provide a list of military projects and funding to pay for the wall. >> we think the pentagon has to come clean with winners and losers in this process. we estimate the pentagon will be forced to delay 20%, one out of 5, military construction projects, in order to generate the $3.6 billion the president is asking for. >> reporter: as mike pence
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takes to the hill to allay gop senators concerns, armed services committee chairman jim inhofe appeared confident. >> there is a gray area were someone to be replaced, that would be fine. >> reporter: when most republicans for a wall, some are against a national emergency declaration which mitch mcconnell acknowledging senators have a lot to work through. >> there is a lot of discomfort with the law. and this grant of authority to any president, not just this one, was it too broad? >> reporter: one senator, mike lee, opposed to the president's declaration, offers an alternative saying it was congress's fault for giving power away in the first place.
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we don't want the president acting like a king, we need to take back the legislative powers that allow him to do so. that vote would likely be after recess and it is unclear whether support for the proposal would change the outcome which is expected to block the president's declaration. heather: all eyes on tomorrow, great to have you with us. how about this? bill diblasio fueling more speculation he will run for president in 2020. the mayor is heading to new hampshire this weekend, weeks after he visited iowa for the first caucus state. if he joins the crowded field and democratic candidates it will be an uphill battle. the des moines register shows voters have virtually 0 interest. joe biden sounds like he is running for president.
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>> appreciate the energy. heather: that is energy. the former vice president speaking of firefighters conference in washington. suggesting he is responsible for a shift in the country. >> extremism is on the rise in this country. heather: in between teasing a white house run and taking swipes donald trump, biden told the crowd americans need to, quote, remember who we are. former clinton administration advisor doug shown once democrats to do the same. and what values were before the far left take over.
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>> >> inappropriate remarks, rambling. not ready for prime time. this is past prime time. is joe biden at a time when the party is more diverse, more oriented towards women, at the end of the campaign. doesn't make a lot of sense though we don't have anybody else because the party for me has left moderates, far behind. >> biden told some people he is running in 2020 but has yet to make it official. the time is 12 minutes after the top of the hour and the faa facing growing pressure to ground boeing jets after the
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deadly crash in ethiopia but does boeing need to be held accountable? what about the faa. and analysts says several factors are not being considered. >> why was the bank involved in the caging of children and financing the caging of children to begin with? >> aoc banking on herself while grilling the ceo of wells fargo. the outrageous accusation and the stunned response. ♪ of jews in israel and the former soviet union who are not going to be able to celebrate the passover. - without our help. - there is an emergency food crisis for elderly holocaust survivors in the former soviet union. - this is a crisis. these elderly holocaust survivors are struggling to survive. they're starving, have little money for food,
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heather: the faa is doubling down on not banning boeing's 737 max 8 planes from us airspace, the agency same review shows no systemic performance issues provide no basis to ground the aircraft.
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hundreds of lives lost, is the faa doing enough to help americans in the air? here is aviation analysts mike boyd. thank you for joining us. a lot of folks have questions about this, if they are about to get on airplane. take a look at all the countries who are banning or suspending boeing's 737 max 8. that's a lot of them. austria, france, germany, ireland, goes on from there. why are we not on this list and should we be? >> we are doing it properly. the rest are a lynch mob. the faa is right, there is no data. what these people are missing is in the united states and ethiopia there's a big difference, the airlines themselves are safer. we have lots of data from
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airlines that operate the max 8 and the max 9 to show the airplane in operation is operated by pilot to know what they are doing, well-trained, familiar with the airplane and there is no systemic problem. i don't care what congress says or what they say in australia. there is no systemic reason to ground this airplane. >> you have two fatal crashes. what would you make the connection to you that alyssa 42 airlines grounding the boeing 737 max 8. >> they are running with the crowd. ethiopian, and outrage. nobody what to bring this up. ethiopian admits 200 hours, that is a student pilot in the cockpit. i trust that airline to fly to the moon let alone take my family on. take a look at a pariah. look at more than just the airplane. how is the airplane maintained,
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managed? take a look at the records of the 8 and 9 max airplane? in the us we have those records. and the rest of the world it is all it might be dangerous, better ground it. the us, faa is doing the right thing despite world opinion. heather: this is the statement from boeing, they say safety is boeing's number one priority, we have full confidence in the safety of the 787 max, the federal aviation administration is not mandating any action at this time. we do not have a basis to issued new guidance to operators. how do you know getting on a flight if you are one one of these planes? >> different engines. if you are on a us carrier like american, southwest, united, you are safe to get there.
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and political nonsense in congress. heather: would you trust your family getting on board one of these planes right now? >> on american? and us carrier operating, yes i would. keep in mind, take a look at the carriers involved in these crashes, look at more than just the name of the airplane also the operator and how they were doing, we have no data on the track record at ethiopian. and so we do this is nothing but a witchhunt. heather: let's hope there's not another fatal crash and that you are correct, appreciate your insight. the time is 20 minutes until the top of the our. these raging flames not fierce enough to stop this guy going into this burning house to save one precious thing. >> i have to be honest. we may have -- he may have
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embellished, lied a bit on our application. heather: unfortunate seen from fool house interrupting after she is charged in that massive college scam. ♪ down in a blaze of glory you.
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scandal, how much money these people pay, 400-$6.5 million to get these kids into better collagen these are big-name schools. yale is in there, usc. social media got pretty creative at the expense of the faces of the scandal. lori laughlin and felicity huffman, josh says onto becky spinoff show is going to be so good. it will be called big house instead of fool house. carly on twitter did a screen grab of desperate housewives saying huffman, are you asking for bribe? i will get my checkbook. lorraine. there is so much reaction about this. you ought to be ashamed of themselves, hard-working americans trying so hard to
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help their children to get an education. what kind of america is this? another twitter user says typical hollywood in the thinking, they know better, throw the book at them. karen says about to start a go fund me for onto becky's legal defense under the name have mercy. allison says i need brenda narrating felicity huffman getting arrested. that was the catchphrase of the show. >> they are well known and having the face of the scandal, they are just one of 33 different families involved in this. >> 33 parents were arrested, 50 people altogether. highly placed ceos, much more to come on this, rob lowe tweeted something. a lot of people feeling the same way he is about his son. look at this tweet, very proud of my honest, hard-working son. he said that in response to a tweet by his in, how hard he worked to get into college. he got so much backlash for
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saying that that he deleted the message. rhonda said i didn't read it as shade sticking up for his kids, kathy tweets my -- they studied. very much what is expected. >> that is what is expected, kids that did work hard to get into these schools. did you really do it on your own? >> parents paying to get it instead. >> much more. 27 after the top of the hour. the danger of the border, migrant children and the risks
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they face traveling toward our country and president obama's former border patrol chief, those kids are just ponds and joins us to explain. jussie smollett can't hide from the hearings, why his lawyer says it is a good thing. ♪ ♪
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heather: look at our top headlines this morning. lori laughlin charged in that nationwide college admissions skin, felicity huffman also charged, the stars, 33 parents who allegedly paid millions of dollars to get their kids to elite colleges and universities. the 737 max 8 planes still flying in the us despite being banned from most international airspace.
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that mom crashed in ethiopia over the weekend, the second creation months, growing number of us lawmakers calling for federal regulators to ground those planes but the faa says there is no basis for doing so. paul manafort sentenced again in dc. donald trump's former campaign chairman facing a decade behind bars, broke a plea deal. robert mueller, manafort got four years for tax and bank fraud. a georgia woman is charged supporting isis by helping spread kill list targeting us soldiers and members of the state department. the justice department says they were extremist and encouraged them to kill thousands of americans. of convicted, she faces 20 years in prison. the us and held and drifting a deal following two weeks of talks, donald trump's top envoy to afghanistan confirming the
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us entered and preached an agreement on counterterrorism and troop withdrawal. talks with the afghan government still in the works. donald trump has vowed to withdraw the 14,000 us troops from the 18 year long war. 18 years. and illegal immigrant, ice tried to detain nine times is charged with murder. police in california say two suspects talked bambi larson before stabbing her to death. the el salvador national had known gang ties and face previous drug and burglary charges, he was released from jail twice just months before the murder. congresswoman alexandria ocasio cortez accuses the ceo of wells fargo financing the caging of immigrant children. the banking executive adamantly denying those claims during a hearing on capitol hill. >> why was the bank involved in
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the caging of children and financing the caging of children to begin with? >> i don't know how to answer that question because we weren't. >> you are financing -- >> for period of time we were involved in financing one of the firms. we are not anymore. we were not rightly involved. heather: migrant children, taken during the obama administration. and more urgent, border agents in yuma, arizona arresting 750 illegal immigrants. and sounding the alarm on migrant children that no one is talking about. todd morgan joins me live. thanks for joining us on this important issue.
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let's take a look at this conversation, 230% increase in family unit apprehensions at the un sector. 36% increase in unaccompanied apprehensions. why aren't we hearing more about this? how significant is this problem? >> thanks for shedding light on this? they have been here a while. think about this, so what we have is judicial activism, pick 20 days that you have to let these individual family unit and kids in the united states, what do you think that's doing to the cartels, the coyotes and those individuals who want to come into the united states? their ticket is simple and clear, grab a documentary illegally and come into the united states, kids are being exploited every day and it is growing. >> compare the issue now versus
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how big the issue was there when you were part of the obama administration? look at the numbers. >> the change in demographics, from mexican adults, starting in 2014. when i was there in 2016 we saw an increase of unaccompanied minors. i was calling a crisis. congress on both sides of the house calling a crisis and it has exponentially gotten worse and the exploitation of kids has continued to skyrocket. we have information coming the kids are coming across the border illegally, aligned with another fake guardian to come back illegally. it is horrible and we've got to fix this. heather: both sides of the aisle said was an emergency before. you hear experts like you, you know what you are talking about
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but you have democrats, some of those who did publicly say it was an emergency, chuck schumer being one of them now saying it is not and ignoring what experts are saying. what are they doing and why? >> i'm glad you said that. they are dismissing the experts and the same politicians dismissing experts are also the same ones in 2006 that voted secure fence act which led to wall being built and now they call it immoral and ineffective. from the law enforcement perspective knowing what i know is what people said in the past, only one thing comes and this is the political ideology and protecting political party rather than protecting this country and it is horrible. heather: that was a child in your family, some of these democrats would think differently, a whole other issue, rape trees, they say that's not a real thing, it is
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a very real thing, you don't hear about that either. we appreciate you joining us and hope something gets done about that. please come back. the time is 20 minutes until the top of the hour. it was before and walking a slippery slope. >> the space around companies like amazon, facebook, google, is now referred to by venture capitalists as the kill zone. heather: the presidential candidate blasting big tech firms she took donations from. our next guest says she can't have it both ways. feeding the birds could soon land you behind bars. ♪
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julie: are watching "fox and friends first". to ohio where they get the green light to cut off funding for planned parenthood.
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butterfield court opposing ohio law barring state funding for healthcare providers that offer abortions. planned parenthood stands to lose $1.5 million from the state health department. planned parenthood is considering its next legal step. cnn hit with $750 million lawsuit, attorneys of nick sandman accusing the network of vicious attacks on the 16-year-old seen in this video. >> cnn's tagline is facts first and what we believe the reporting in the circumstance was lies first, cover up second. they did this without any reasonable investigation, took something straight off of twitter that was manipulated to tell one story and they recorded it as the truth. heather: twitter manipulating something? sandman's attorneys suing the washington post for $250 million for their coverage of the march for life rally in
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january. the cameras will be on actor jussie smollett when he faces felony charges in court tomorrow. a judge ruling to allow empire stars arraignment to be filmed in chicago. the legal team welcoming the decision saying they want the public to see what they call lack of evidence. jussie smollett is accused of staging a hate crime and lying about it. the time is almost 15 until the top of the are, teenagers suspended for posting bible verses around school and she's firing back after being accused of targeting a club she didn't know existed. you divided the internet? >> the restaurant in philadelphia serving up cheese steaks but they have replaced bread with poundcake. is in the dirt -- dessert or is it dinner? so many questions.
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>> order! order! heather: chaos in the uk after the break the deal is blocked for a second time. parliament will vote again today whether the uk will leave without a dealer say goodbye at a later date. benjamin hall joins us with more.
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>> reporter: this was another heavy defeat for teresa man her idea of brexit with big implications for the uk and also the us and future relationship between the two countries. parliament will vote on what comes next. may's deal, the loss of 49 votes last night, a major objection of her idea of the relationship moving forward. after the defeat, may put forward remaining options. >> the second referendum. does it want to leave with a deal but not this deal? the unenviable choices, thanks to the decision the house has made this evening, they are choices that must now be faced. >> the country and parliament are totally divided, two options on which they will vote are a short delay of brexit trying to seek another the or
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no deal brexit meaning a clean break and 16 days with a new deal in place which some say would be an economic disaster but others are cheering. supporters of no deal brexit says it will bring the us and the uk closer together allowing wide-ranging free trade between the two countries which could allow low tariff access to the british market with natural gas, agriculture, pharmaceuticals and so much more. at the moment access to the uk market is dictated by eu laws, no deal brexit means uk could do a direct deal with the us, whether trump has championed it and hard nosed brexiters. heather: let's talk about this big story. dozens facing charges in the largest college cheating scam ever prosecuted by the doj. felicity huffman and lori laughlin accused of paying their kids way into elite colleges. the president of district media
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group, beverly holberg, thank you for joining us. >> reporter: we mentioned in the intro this is the largest college cheating scam ever prosecuted, not necessarily the first-ever, just the first cost. what are your thoughts on it? >> we are learning more but definitely when the news broke a lot of people were commenting on this. from a variety of different angles, one thing to point out is these children, wealthy elites and business owners are taking spots reserved by other students, it goes so far as one child claiming he was disabled so he would have help on admissions test. when money speaks, money is king when it came to the fraud that was going on. universities and colleges were not involved in this, we are talking a few bad actors.
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heather: i don't know how it is possible that all the schools were everybody at a high-level didn't know this was going on. the students getting in on the case where they played certain sports they never played and some of by school they came from never had those sports. >> you had one student who said she was there because of crew but she never played crew in her life. the university of southern california came out and said they were victims as well but we need to get to the bottom of that. when you talk about how many families were involved, this was a widespread scandal among different schools. we need information, universities and colleges are not being bribed by the money as well. heather: you talk about students not being aware of it, social media posts, coming back to bite them. listen to olivia jay, lori laughlin's daughter.
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>> i don't know how much of school i'm going to attend but i want the experience of game days and partying. i don't really care about school. heather: she didn't care about school but her mom and dad apparently did, enough to pay to get her in. >> a pretty penny to get her in. a decent amount of money. i'm not surprised to hear this is what her daughter has said in the past. if you know your parents are bribing school officials to get you in, i don't think honesty and taking it seriously matters to those young people. i wonder about these kids whose parents were proven to be cheating the system. what does that do to the moving forward? heather: it is really insane. we will see what happens. they are becoming the faces of those families, lori laughlin and felicity huffman but 33 families involved so far, thank you so much.
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is it dessert or dinner? the poundcake cheesesteak that divided the internet is here. these came from philadelphia so we could get to the bottom of it. the whole team is here because everyone wants -- >> what it is -- >> in the place of bread, the cheesesteak in between and this all came about. this is for you, jillian. the reason we are doing this concoction it went viral on social media. and steak and photoshop. >> the 70 year birthday to make this. >> they have been doing it every month. for the last few months, they had a knife and fork. they have been creating -- one
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of them involves filling tasty checks with cheesesteaks and different things, this is the latest they came up with. >> you definitely get the salt. >> until the end of march. rush over, the largest creation. >> not that. not very good. dinner and dessert. we will be right back, stay with us. 't easy.
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todd: 1 back. in ohio student suspended for posting bible verses after lgbt flags were displayed in hallways. the student says she was punished in a case of targeting the gay straight alliance club. she so she didn't even know that club existed. >> when i got sent to the office, he was talking to me and he said why did you put these up here? i said because i wanted to spread the word of god. >> the school's principles that she violated the code of conduct because she didn't get permission to post the bible verses. you may need to think twice before feeding birds in new york city.
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the parks department wants to outlaw feeding birds and squirrels saying it will clean up parks, critics call it cruel. you could get anywhere from a $50 fine to nighttime bars. time for the good, the bad and the ugly. we begin with the good. a man rages past firefighters risking his own life to save his family dog from his burning home in california. he fights through the flames and heavy smoke emerging minutes later with his dog. they are expected to be okay. talk about messing with the wrong guy. former bounty hunter catches suspected package thieves in las vegas. alex missoula pulling a gun on the suspect as they leave his
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home. police arrested him an hour later finding several stolen packages in their stolen getaway car. a flight forced to make a u-turn after a mother forgets her baby at the airport. >> had a baby. heather: the pilot turning the malaysia flight back to a saudi arabia airport where the mother and child were reunited. lucky he turned around. that wraps up this hour of "fox and friends," "fox and friends first" continues right now, goodbye. >> the wealthy and the powerful are able to gain the system and to ensure their children have advantages most of america's children do not have. jillian: fame, fortune and felony fraud charges, felicity huffman and lori laughlin swept up in a college admission scandal. rob: they can't buy their way out of this one. >> the felony charges re

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