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mola lenghi is at the white house with details of that plan and what's on the president's agenda today. >> my original instinct was to pull out. >> reporter: president trump has changed his midnight about the -- mind about the war in afghanistan and sending in more u.s. troops. he said their mission will be clear. >> we are not nation building again. we are killing terrorists. >> reporter: he put neighboring pakistan on notice saying there will be repercussions if they continue to allow terrorists into their country from afghanistan. >> it's time for pakistan to demonstrate its commitment to civilization, order, and to peace. >> reporter: today, the president shifts his attention to border security during a trip to arizona. his first stop is at a customs and border protection office in yuma. the trump administration says its efforts have succeeded in reducing illegal immigration. >> we want to build a wall and have internal enforcement and border security. i mean, illegal immigration in our southern border is
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phoenix for a campaign style rally. but phoenix's democratic mayor says he asked the white house to cancel the event after the violent protests in charlottesville. >> i believe the true intention is to really inflame people's passion to further divide the country. that's why i said the president should delay this trip to phoenix. >> reporter: phoenix police say they are ready for whatever happens. mola lenghi cbs news, the white house. >> so how did we wind up in afghanistan for nearly 16 years? the u. n.'s first invited the ton -- invaded the country october 7th, 2001 as part of operation enduring freedom. the bush administration accused the country's then taliban government of sheltering osama bin laden. the taliban offered to hand over bin laden for trial but only to a third country rather than directly to the united states. washington refused the offer rather
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now here's what you are saying about the president's plan going forward in afghanistan. diamond writes love my president, he's doing the best he can. you're not perfect either. so stop judging. he can't do it alone. this whole nation is under judgment by god because of complaining, negative people. and one writes collective defense? for years our country has been at war constantly putting our finger in other countries. this sounds like another iraq invasion. what happened to america first? taking care of our own vets, our people, health care, education, jeez, we're going backwards. we'd love to hear what you think so log on to any of our social media pages and join the conversation. the commander of the u.s. pacific fleet says searchers found some remains of navy sailors missing since the uss john mccain collided with an oil tanker. the at least ten are missing and the collision near singapore and the second invo
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second involving a u.s. warship this summer. now the navy is suspending all ship operations temporarily worldwide to give commanders a chance to review basic seamanship and teamwork. crews took down the confederate memorial outside the circuit courthouse in ellicott city. this happened around 1:00 this morning. howard county executive allen kettleman says the more appropriate place for the memorial is a museum. authorities say a man who falsely claimed he had a bomb inside a carry-on bag at a maryland airport has been taken into custody. the maryland state fire marshal's office says bomb squad technicians performed an x-ray of the bomb at airport airport airport this morning -- bwi thurgood marshall airport this morning and saw a possible hand grenade. no device was found. 46-year-old jason c. hallenbeck was taken into custody and being questioned. the last holdout in a crumbling prince george's co
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to avoid eviction. at this hour, fire inspectors are there to determine if the buildings at the lynn hill condominiums are safe to live in. scott broom is at the troubled complex off naylor road in temple hills to bring us up to speed on this. what's the latest? >> reporter: knave been in crisis before and they've in crisis again. and fire inspectors are preparing now to make an announcement as to exactly what they're going to do in the balance potentially homelessness for as many as 100 people trying to hang on in this troubled and failing complex. only 30 of the 210 units here are still occupied. this place has survived fires and squatters and utility cut offs and conditions inside are frankly deplorable. the abandoned units crumbling ceiling and graffiti inside makes this place feel like sort of a movie set for some kind of apocalypse war movie. friday fire inspectors came out here and they found dozens if not more than 100
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violations including unsecured fire doors, sprinkler systems that are nonexistent, and other serious violations including also alarm systems that weren't working that could let flames go racing through here if the worst happened. the condo association acting president this morning told us he organized volunteer squads to try to make repairs over the weekend. the inspectors are here right now, they have reinspected and now authorities from prince george's county are trying to compile the information to decide what they are going to do. again, many people here facing homelessness. the problem here is money. not enough of it. so many of these units are vacant. and so few of the remaining condo owners are paying their condo fees. they can't keep the utilities on and keep doing the upkeep. they simply don't have the money. last october, you the may remember pepco -- you may remember pepco cut the power out here that caused a two weekend ohm nation and lots of i -- condemnation
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evictions occurred but a court intervened and force the power company to turn the power back on. here we are a year later with a very similar problem. this time it's fire safety. we'll let you know what they determine and whether or not the people are going to have to leave immediately. reporting live at the lynn hill condos in temple hills, scott broom, wusa9. >> as scott said keep you updateddened the story and normal i it -- on the story and follow it on the mobile app. in a crazy case of role reversal a 13-year-old boy has been charged with abduction in prince william county. police say he grabbed an adult woman who was walking outside and tried to drag her into the street. this was in woodbridge, virginia on elm farm road near the intersection of pennington lane road. the victim a 36-year-old woman told investigators it started when the teen began following her on his bike before he grabbed her. fortunately, she was able to get away and police snot identified the -- have not identified the teen because he's juvenile. he has been charged abduction and
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the county's juvenile detention center. all right, we look outside on your tuesday lunch hour and it looks pretty but it's certainly not feeling that way. because we have that awful humidity. just like we had last friday before a big round of storms, today similar kind of humidity levels. it is 85 degrees right now in d.c.. but i want to point out this number right here. this number called dew point. that is the measure of how humid it is and anytime that number is above 70 it's feeling gross outside. above 75 it's oppressive and that's where we are right now. the south winds just pumping in the tropical-like air mass but look at what it people like outside in the lunch hour. in d.c. feels like 59 degrees and 9 -- 95 degrees and frederick and leesburg 95. pretty soon waldorf is going to hit the century mark for what it feels like. for the feels-
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a cold front. that cold front will eventually bring a taste of fall. but before it does so, couple of pop up thunderstorms. mow the model -- now to models not hinting at a lot but i think an isolated storm popping up this afternoon. any could be on the strong side. coming up i'm going to walk you through futurecast hour by hour and later into your tuesday evening to talk more about those storms. and also track the taste of fall arriving. you can always get that seven day forecast along with our first alert live doppler on the wusa9 app. andrea? thank you melissa. an earthquake shook annie tullian resort -- an italian resort island killing two people can injuring more than three dozen others off the coast of naples. as teri okita reports rescue crews are racing against the clock to find any other survivors. [ inaudible ] >> reporter: rescuers call it a miracle. as 7-month-old pasquale still in his onesie was pulled from the rubble of a collapsed building after monday's night
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several hours later, his brothers a 7 and 11-year-old were rescued. their parents got out safely. a handful of others were trapped under debris and crews removed rubble with their bare hands to save them. rescuers rushed into to help with dogs. at least two people were killeddable one an elderly woman who was hit by falling debris inside a church. the earthquake struck just before 9:00 monday night. at the height of europe's tourist season. authorities brought in ferries to evacuate. tourists describe homes and hotels crumbling to the ground. [ speaking foreign language ] >> crazy, i was crazy afraid that it would not stop she said. it was are trap. >> reporter: some are now questioning the quality of building construction. authorities say about 2600 people are now homeless.
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teri okita, cbs news, london. >> now this earthquake happened just two days shy of the one year anniversary of a powerful 6.2 tremor that devastated several towns in central italy and killed more than 250 people. it appears the demands of protecting the president and his family is taking a toll on the secret service's budget. next, why the agency's budget woes aren'ter intoly the president's false -- aren't entirely the president's fault. here's a live look at president trump about to leave for arizona on air force one.
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problems. >> reporter: the budget woes might not be entirely the president's fault. but the secret service is running out of money. and it's all because of both the size of the president's family and the number of private homes he owns and visits often. the director of the secret service says 1,000 agents have already hit the federal limit for salary and overtime pay for the year. and that the first seven months of the trump administration has been the most expensive in history. now here are the reasons. reason number one the president likes to spend weekends away from the white house. not a bad thing necessarily, but certainly expensive. visiting his properties in florida, new jersey, and virginia. reason number two, mr. trump has five kids and at least three of them take business trips and vacations unlike any other presidential kids in history. both don jr. and eric trump had meetings in dubai for example. let's just face it. his adult kids are busy people and agents travel with them wherever they go. now president trump has a big entourage as well. 42 people o
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that includes ex-wives and extended family and in-laws and that's the most of any president in history. so let's break down the comparisons. president obama had 31 during his administration. president bush had 32 and president clinton had between 24 and 30 depending on the source. it's because of that this secret service is running out of money. then there's the case of mar la go. get this, the secret service already spent $60,000 on golf cart rentals. in fact the president while he's on the course. so what are they going to do now? the head of the agency is already lobbying the senate for more money at least for the next flee and half years during the -- three and a half years during the president's first term. evan koslof, wusa9. according to "usa today," president trump has made seven trips to his mar a la go estate and five trips to bed minister golf club and traveled once to trump tower in new york
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about the secret service. it was formed on july 5th, 1865 as part of the department of treasury to stop counterfeit currency. two years later the agency broadens its responsibilities to include investigations into the ku klux klan and alcohol bootleggers. in 1870, the secret service moved from washington to new york only to move back to the nation's capital four years later. now the president's secret service detail is a big talker on social media. nicholas writes, what's the big deal? can't the secret service just declare bankruptcy? discharge debt? stiff workers and seek foreign sources of funding? peter tweets, fund the secret service. no doubt. these men and women deserve to be paid. oh my god, this is the most spectacular light i've ever seen. it's on -- happening you
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it's happening. oh my god. there's a corona. oh my god there it is. there it is. [ inaudible ] oh my god. it's happening. >> recognize the voice? it's safe the say sarah jessica parker was pretty excited about the eclipse yesterday. she posted that video of her and her family watching the eclipse from a boat in south carolina. on instagram. they had total solar eclipse there. some ridiculed her for overreacting. others called her excitement adorable. well, some equally excited people were among the hundreds who came out for the wusa9 eclipse watch party. at the historic college park airport. it was a big moment when topper announced the eclipse was at the peak point right over our heads but a lot of people were blown away by the entire experience. >> it's beginning to -- from the right. >> can you see it? a little bit? >> a little. yeah i can. i can. >> this is amazing. i've been waiting
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months. >> really? are you a budding astronomer? >> yes i want to go college for astronomy. >> really? >> and aerospace engineering yeah. >> this is history. this is so amazing. it doesn't are happen all the -- happen all the time. >> we'd like to give a special shoutout to the partners who helped with yesterday's eclipse watch party. district trivia for all the fun and games. w pgc 99.5 fm, the children's science center, krispy kreme, and a huge thank you to all the county officials and workers in parks are recreation, and recreation, it was truly a -- and recreation, it was truly a team effort. in portions of kansas city, missouri area this morning, there's flooding. authorities rescued more than a dozen stranded drivers after heavy rains soaked the region. flash flood warnings have been issued and police and fire crews are going door to door in the southern part of the city asking residents to voluntarily evacuate.
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rain fell in one neighborhood while a large part of the areas around the city saw between 4 and 6 inches of rain. we have just been seeing rain like this all across the country. >> kansas city has had flooding numerous times this year. it's been a very insane year along the mississippi. >> it's happening and people just need to be aware of it. and that's what meteorologists are doing. >> if you live in a flood prone area, just got to be conscious of what's heading this way. but good thing it didn't impact their eclipse viewing as much. fell overnight. >> you did a great job yesterday. she was out there early in the morning. 4:00 a.m. until after it was all over at 3:00. >> it was a long day. that's all i will say but i want to thank each and every one of you that came out yesterday because it was a huge success. we had well over 1,000 people show up. and i think it was closer to 2,000 that tried to
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we ended up getting some extra glasses and had about 750 pairs but it was a community event. people came together all for a common cause. >> a good cause. >> enjoying loving science. >> how about that young girl who was inspired? that is her career track now. >> it was so many of them out there. we have to turn to talk about the weather and we have an interesting setup the next couple of days. going to go from summer heat to fall in the smatter of 48 hours. 85 degrees right now feels like 95. the reason why is this awful number right here. the dew point. which is at 77 right now. here's the deal. anytime it's over 70 it feels awful outside. where it's heading this weekend, it's down below 60. it's going to feel comfortable. and refreshing. even by the end of thursday. it's going to feel awesome out there. so it's hot right now and actually it looks like they put out a tornado watch in parts of northern pennsylvania and new york but most of the severe weather stays north of us. some showers and storms and we could see a couple of stronger storms with that.
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pack side of this thing -- backside of this thing. that's going to drive temperatures down significantly. by about 15 degrees for high temperatures. and in a matter of a few days. all right futurecast we talked about that possibility of a few isolated showers and storms. futurecast not overly excited in that possibility this afternoon. but any storm that pops up it's going to contain a possibility at least of some gusty winds with it. we'll take you past the 4:00 hour into later this evening. this is that front starting to arrive because it's hitting after sunset this evening, we loser daytime heating and we'll still see a couple -- our daytime heating and we'll still see a couple of showers and storms but not as strong as they will be in places to the north. so let's talk about the dropoff in the temperatures. 95 today. 86 tomorrow. then we drop down to 80 for friday and saturday. it will be crisp, refreshing and a taste of fall. and enjoy it and it looks like it's going to last through the start of next week as well. by the way, looks like great weather for football on seasoned.
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tonight on wusa9 news at 5:00, residents facing eviction will have the latest on the condos in prince george's county. where time is running out to bring them up tofire code. charlottesville honors the woman killed in this month's violence and d.c.'s shrimp boat restaurant, well it gets a second life. we'll have
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hot and humid today with a few storms. enjoy the cooldown on the way. >> looking forward to it. that's it for wusa9 news at noon. we'll be back at 5:00. until then enjoy yo
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[ doorbell rings ] >> nikki: hi! abby. i'm sorry. i wasn't expecting to see you here. i came by to see nicholas. >> abby: he didn't tell you? >> nikki: tell me what? >> abby: nick moved out. dad gave the place to me. >> chelsea: hi. >> nick: hey. i just saw the dishwasher was full of clean dishes. >> chelsea: oh, right. i haven't had time to unload it yet. i'm gonna do that right now. >> nick: well, i just did it. >> chelsea: you emptied the dishwasher? that's


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