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ask your doctor about jardiance. the type 2 diabetes pill that's on it. learn more at actress felicity huffman reports to jail october 25th to serve a 14-day sentence. >> essentially the judge saying this wasn't about college reputations being tarnished or the test-taking process being compromised. this was about privileged kids
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having a leg-up on other college applicants. a tropical storm is heading for the parts of the bahamas ravaged by dorian. >> this is the potential to stall the relief efforts that are ongoing across this area. >> people have incredible spirit. and for the ones who survived, they're not going to let this stop them. top of the hour now, good morning, i'm victor blackwell. >> and i'm amarah walker. thanks for being with us. >> right now in the bahamas, we're bracing for a new tropical threat. tropical storm humberto is approaching the northwestern bahamas today. it will bring rain and wind to abaco and grand bahama. areas that have seen so much devasation. thousands of people are still missing and displaced by hurricane dorian.
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>> meteorologist allison chinchar is tracking the storm from the cnn weather center. this is the last thing they need now, allison, what should they be preparing for? >> conditions and as they get through the region, winding pickle up, 60 to 70-mile-per-hour wind gusts not out of the question. the storm is moving northwest at 7 miles per hour. at some point in the next 24 hours it's going to take a sharp turn to the right, heading back away from the united states and over towards bermuda. the good news is, in the short term, it's only expected to remain a tropical storm strength. we actually have hurricane dorian in part to thank for that because of this warmer that it churned up is now much colder than is normally would be, limiting the storm from being able to intensify from the colder waters there. we do have tropical storm warnings in effect for portions of the bahamas here. this is the system. it's going to continue that trek
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to the north west. and there's a lot of outer bands bringing heavy rain to the area. this particular storm now being jumped up to a 30% chance of development over the next several days as it begins to head west towards texas. we will keep a very close eye on that. victor, amara, it's mid-september. we've got more storms in the mid-atlantic that we're keeping an eye on over the next several days. >> peak of the season, allison chinchar, thanks so much. right now, usaid is standing by in abaco to help those hit hard in the islands. they're handing out blankets. teams are waiting out the storm and will have shelters ready. >> in the meantime, recovery efforts after dorian are on a hold while the new storm rolls through. cnn ryan gallagher is in nassau with more. i know you've been mentioning this, the emotional toll it has to take on the people there, it
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must be tremendous. >> reporter: really, it's triggering, it's traumatizing to have to go through this, watching this storm pass approach the same islands just two weeks later. while many of the people are sitting in shelters, or if they've returned to what's left of their homes are now trying to board them up. but tarps over the damage that was left by hurricane dorian. now, the government officials in the bahamas have asked anybody who is in those structures to just go ahead and evacuate to shelters even those on grand bahama and abaco island. here's the thing, the aid workers are staying in those areas because they're hoping they can resume work immediately after the storm passes. in the meantime, they have search and rescue crews that are on standby, just in case things get worse than expecting there on those islands. there are still plenty of people who have stayed. some people have even gone back. i was talking to our driver here kendrick, he tells me he knows
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people who have evacuated to nassau and gone back to abaco to their home because that's where they feel most comfortable right now. it's difficult to be evacuated after surviving something like that. and to watch this kind of bear down on those same areas. one man again, told me this was the cruelty of mother nature once again showing her face. so they're trying to grapple with that, while relief workers are trying to figure out sort of a pattern how they're going to continue giving aid afterwards. a lot of those supplies stuffed here in the nassau area until they can fly back to those areas. they're hoping that will resume tomorrow. those aid workers with usaid brought supplies earlier anticipating this coming so they can get straight to work as soon as that storm wases, amara, victor, the long-term effects takes a toll on people of abaco and grand bahama.
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>> diane gallagher, thank you for that. >> the new york attorney general has uncovered $1 billion in offshore wire transfers by the sackler family. that family owns purdue pharma, the maker of oxycontin. and now the a.g.'s office is trying to determine how much is stashed away and where that money is now. >> the discovery follows the company's multibillion dollar tentative deal to settle thousands of state and federal lawsuits for its role in the epidemic. polo sandoval joining us from new york. polo. >> that timing is certainly interesting here. keep in mind it was a few days ago that purdue pharma proposed a settlement between it and various cities and stays. part of this ongoing legislation that alleges that the pharmaceutical companies, one of the driving factors behind the nation's epidemic. now the headline, the new york state ago agttorney general relg
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information that there was millions of dollars attempting to conceal. one example that i'll mention for you, mortimer sackler, he's a former board member of purdue pharma essentially transferred millions of dollars to various real estate companies here in new york that held multiple townhouses here. i'll read you directly what the attorney general is alleged because defendant mortimer -- before we get to this response -- this is what the attorney general is actually saying, because defendant mortimer placed these new york real estate holdings in the name of shell companies, their ownership would have been impossible to detect from publicly available recordings and without access to financial records. another allegation is that sackler attempted to transfer monies also into swiss bank accounts. now to the response, sackler simply saying this is not newsworthy. and he's specifically writing, this is cynical attempt by a hostile ag's office to generate
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defamatory headlines to try to tour ped do a mutual birth settle that is -- we should mention there is obviously a project that we're watching here in the studios in new york. again, this is significant as the sacklers continue with this litigation. and it remains to answer the question how much money do they have. >> well, i thank you for your patience and cooperation through that test. you can never predict when it comes. they are important. >> saturday morning. >> yes, it is. >> he didn't skip a beat. polo, good jab. actress felicity huffman is going to prison for trying to buy her daughter's way into college. her message to the judge before she was sentenced. >> plus, cnn is learning that the justice department and congress having a hard time coming to an agreement on gun background checks.
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station. the suspect is out there somewhere. actress felicity huffman is heading to prison next month. after a tearful apology, a boston judge handed her a 14-day sentence for her part in the college admissions scandal, cheating scandal that has rocked the university system. >> huffman plead eed guilty. >> reporter: felicity huffman hand in hand with her actor husband william h. macy in boston to learn her fate. huffman through tears she apologized to her daughters, the judge, and husband, saying she's ashame of her behavior, recounting who one of her daughters told her i don't know who you are anymore, mom. she also said she was driving her daughter to the testing center. she thought to herself, turn around, just turn around. to my maternal shame, she said,
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i did it. huffman said she takes full responsibility. prosecutors wanted her to spend a month in prison. her lawyers wanted probation for a year. in sentencing huffman to 14 days in prison and a $30,000 fine. the judge saying despite huffman taking responsibility, the outrage isn't a harm to the colleges. the outrage is a system that's already so distorted by money and privilege in the first place. in may, the "desperate housewives" star pleaded guilty to one count of fraud for paying $15,000 to rick singer who got her daughter extra time on a college entrance exam. and bribed the administrator at the location where she took it. in a three-page letter to the judge explaining herself, huffman wrote, in my desperation to be a good mother, i talked myself into believing that all i was doing is giving my daughter a fair shot. i see the irony in that statement now. because what i've done is the opposite of fair.
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huffman is the first parent sentenced in the sprawling federal investigation into college admissions cheating dubbed operation varsity blues. dozens of wealthy prominent and connected parents, coaches and administrators have been charged in the scam masterminded by rick singer. his worldwide foundation purported to help kids in foundations worldwide and abroad singer has since confessed for taking tens of millions of dollars from wealthy parents for kids cheating on exams and bribing coaches for athletes, paving the way for admissions. also caught up in the scandal, "full house" actress lori loughlin whose two daughters were admitt ted to the college competitive rowers even though they have not participated in the sport.
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prosecutors say they paid singer $500,000 and even sent pictures of rowers to bolster their false claim. they've both pleaded guilty to fraud and money laundering. the charges carry a sentence up to 20 years in prison. huffman has been ordered to report to prison on october 25th. it's not clear where she'll do that time. she asked for california, it's not clear that she'll get it. the judge at the end of the sentencing said she thought it was the right sentence. she said to huffman, you can rebuild your life from here on out. you've paid your deuce. miguel marquez, cnn, new york. something new from nascar, they're ditching artments from multiple gun -- rather, firearm companies. will the overlap between nascar fans and gun owners impact the business? also, things get highly emotional and intense at senator bernie sanders town hall when a use vet threatens to commit
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♪ new this morning, cnn is learning that efforts between the justice department and congress to find any kind of
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consensus on background checks is nearly coming to a halt. >> sources say that attorney general bill barr is signaling the hopes for the president trump's backed gun bill are dimming. let's go to cnn's sarah westwood outside the white house. sarah, what have you learned? we've heard the president say, yes, i'm behind background checking and no, i need to nok tuesday behind the scenes. what do you hear? >> the department of justice, on high levels at capitol hill has indicated that president trump is unlikely to support a package of expanded background checks. that's despite the fact that attorney general william barr has been pushing the president to supported that proposal. and ivanka trump, and also her opinion that the president should support that kind of proposal. now republicans on capitol hill, they are waiting for the president to send any kind of signal, provide any kind of clarity, about what he supports in terms of gun legislation.
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senate majority leader mitch mcconnell said he won't bring anything to the floor that he didn't know, the president will sign to republicans, and giving republicans remarkable latitude to chart the course on this. and still, he's not offering a lot of clarity. despite the fact that capitol hill is sending messages that the president is potentially not interested in background checks, he said earlier this week, after a meeting with senior advisers that he'd made progress on background checks. take a listen. >> had a big meeting today on guns. a lot of progress was made, i believe, on the background checks. but we're always proptecting ou second amendment. >> reporter: meanwhile, beto o'rourke is riling up conservatives with a comment he made at the primary debate this week in which he said he would want to institute a mandatory buyback program for ak-47s and ar-15s which is a popular rifle.
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republicans and the president saying that could make it difficult to reach consensus on gun reform, that's what lawmakers have been working towards for more than a month. vice president mike pence didn't mention o'rourke by name, but he did respond to o'rourke's comments at the gop in baltimore yesterday. take a listen. >> when they were talking about higher taxes they were talking about gun control. not just gun control, you had leading candidates for the highest office in the land talk about taking firearms away from law-abiding citizens. well, the american people deserve to know, this president, this vice president and these house republicans will always stand for the second amendment rights to keep and bear arms. >> reporter: and the president has received advice from some of his aides not to support reported background check proposals. they see that as not playing well among the president's
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supporters. there's still a menu of options that the president is considering. the white house was briefed. red flag watch and mental health proposals but it seems for now, the momentum behind the sweeping background checks are not there. >> thank you, sarah. joining me now is sun min kim. polls have shown over and over that americans overwhelmingly support background checks, 8 out of 10 times. what's it going to take for the white house or for congress to reflect the will of the people? >> issue of gun control, the issue of expanded background checks have been a struggle on capitol hill for many, many years. a lot of experts say public opinion moves at a much faster clip than the issue of guns on
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capitol hill. a lot of that is due to the makeup of the senate. we had the tragic shootings in newtown, connecticut, in 2012 at the sandy hook elementary school. remember, a couple months later, there was a debate on the senate in background checks. it was actually controlled by democrats. and extended background checks still failed to advance in the senate because you had several democrats who come from these red states, these rural states, where a lot of their voters were gun activists and gun rights are important to them. while a broad -- as you point out, a broad majority, a wave of majority do support extended background checks, but the people who support second amendment rights are very passionate. they go out and vote. they call their representatives in congress and say do not support any sort of measure that restricts our gun rights. that's one reason why it's been
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so difficult to advance in washington for some time. >> we see the background checks a slippery slope for more restrictive gun laws. what's going on inside the white house right now with president trump, right after the mass shootings in el paso, texas, and dayton, he vowed action on background checks. and now, it sounds like he's slowly backtracking on that, softening his position. what kind of advice is he getting from his inner circle. obviously, there is a re-election hope from the president. is this just bad politics? >> what we're reporting at the "washington post" is that the white house is trying to do a public rollout of some sort of package on reducing gun violence sometime next week. at the same time, the president remains very conflicted in getting conflicting device from colleagues and capitol hill and that's where the problem is right now. because he's shown a public desire to show that he's doing
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something to get behind some sort of measure that would expand background checks. but there's a lot. we have certain officials at the white house who aren't advocating for this option. you have a lot of republicans on capitol hill particularly who hail from the rural western states where gun rights are very important. saying this is not something that we particularly want to do. but at the same time, the president has been speaking regularly with three key senators, senator joe manchin from west, pat toomey, and chris murphy. all three are advocates of extended background checks. they've had phone calls with the president. they've gone over the nitty-gritty with the president. and the why this is good politics in their view. and they're trying to make the case if the president gets behind some sort of expanded background checks that a lot the party would go along with him.
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but will remind you while it does involve background check legislation for now, as i said earlier, it did not advance in a democratic senate. that time, there were only four republican senators who supported this legislation at all. now the senate is controlled by republicans. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell he really cares about hanging on to control, hanging on to gop control of the senate. and it's kind of an advance on the democratic senates, i don't see. >> exactly. we'll leave it there seung min kim. thank you. a judge in new york has utilized the new red flag law. this gives the court the opportunity to remove firearms. a judge took a pistol and several long guns from a man arrested. police said shortly after his arraignment he made a comment about harming himself.
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officials say his guns will be returned after one year. well, first it was walmart, then walgreens, cvs and kroger, now nascar is stunning the gun industry. the organization rejected advertisement from multiple gun companies earlier this summer. >> it is yet another example of corporate america taking a stance. sending the american people and elected officials a message on guns in america. cnn's sara murray has more. >> reporter: nascar is shocking some gun companies, as it appears to reject some ads that were supposed to advertise certain firearms. now, this is a kerfuffle that started happening a few months ago. there were a few gun companies approached by an advertising vendor, saying look, nascar would really like ads from you, why don't you submit them. well a couple months later, they heard from this advertiser saying nascar is having a gradual shift on a gun approach. they don't want ads depicting
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assault-style rifles, things like ak-47s. this set the gun companies up in arms. they were livid. they said nascar is alienating their fan base. they pointed to the overlap between nascar fans as well as gun owners. and we've seen this trend. the company is re-evaluating their stance on whether or not they're willing to sell guns, how they want to partner with organizations like the nra. but things are a little murky when it comes to nascar. in part, because they won't publicly clarify their position. the gun companies pressed for more information about the gradual shift. i have reached out to nascar multiple times to say what does this mean about your approach to the willingness for the firearms companies. it is noteworthy to say that the nra has taken note of this
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story. sara murray, cnn, washington. one of the nfl's top wide receivers is being sued for alleged sexual assault and rape, but he's still getting ready to debut with the patenew england patriots tomorrow. should antonio brown be benched as the nfl investigates these claims? and is president trump changing his tune on vaping. last night, he tweeted that he liked it as an alternative to smoking but he still doesn't want his 13-year-old son baron to do it. >> we haven't told him anything yet. no vaping. no vaping. we don't like vaping.
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new england patriots star receiver antonio brown appears to make his debut tomorrow with the team despite being accused of rape and sexual assault. brown is being sued by his former trainer britney taylor. taylor said brown skwaulted twice in june 2017 and raped her in may 2018. brown denies the allegation. now the nfl is investigating the claims. let's talk to christine brennan, a sports columnist for "usa today." christine, good morning. >> good morning, victor. >> let's talk about your title of your op ed, nfl must bench antonio brown.
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>> i think it's the optics. and the nfl didn't take my advice and that's okay. the nfl controls, victor, what it puts out on the field. it's not a court of law. it controls what the public sees. and it absolutely had within its rights, roger goodell, the commissioner, to put antonio brown on the commissioner's exempt list. what is the commissioner's exempt list. it's basically paid leave. you get paid and get out of the way. you can just stash somebody there for the time being as you investigate. the reason why i thought that was a good idea is that the nfl has been all about women over the last five years. literally five years and a week since the ray rice punch, the elevator punch, in what was definitely a watershed moment for the league and country in talking about domestic violence. this isn't is that. this is something different. but when the nfl talks about how important women are to the league, 45% of the fan base is women and girls. it just seemed to me the logical
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way to do this is put him there for the time being and start to look into this. obviously, the nfl has chosen another route. here we are talking about it, antonio brown is going to overshadow the entire nfl weekend, in my humble opinion. >> and this is post-ray rice, as we saw that video, created to get nfl for a mechanism to get through this period from accusation to a decision. so, are they any better off now than they were five years ago? >> that's a great question. it's certainly -- i will say it's doubtful. i do hear, victor, from people in the nfl, really good wonderful leaders within the nfl, who let me know about things like domestic violence hotlines that the nfl is funding. about initiatives for women that the nfl is funding so they're doing things. but this kind of moment overshadows that. does it overshadow is forever? probably not but it certainly makes you wonder and question when you've got the patriots
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snapping up antonio brown after the ridiculousness going on with the raiders, the patriots, of course, you've got robert kraft who was involved with the allegations of soliciting prostitution just a few months ago. and then spoke -- it seemed from the heart, about wanting to make sure he did right by women and how much they cared about women and how much he was going to pay attention to the issues that so involved me too and women. and the patriots sign brown so quickly. there's a lot of mixed messages going on now, i think. >> this is a civil suit. this is not a criminal investigation. there's no police report. there's no already independent investigation that the nfl can lean on. so they're going to do their own investigation. ver view britney taylor, interview antonio brown. how well is the nfl equipped for launching this type of investigation from start, from scratch, without having that criminal investigation to lean on? >> after the ray rice controversy of five years ago,
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roger goodell commissioned, of all people, robert mueller to look into that. the same robert mueller who has been in the news for other things. and mueller basically told the nfl that they had to conduct their own investigations. so the nfl ramped up and geared up for that, by hiring people, sex crimes people and others, experts, who know what's going on. that's what they can do. it is true it's only been a few days. and when you don't have britney taylor available to speak this week, apparently next week she'll talk, she wants to help. keep in mind, she has put her name on this. this is not an anonymous lawsuit. the nfl will investigate. they do have authority to do that and they've got the wherewithal to put that together. >> yeah. >> i think they will be able to come to some conclusion relatively quickly. my take is in00th season of the nfl, do you want antonio brown hijacking this weekend? and they've done that, put on
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the commissioner's exempt list, with no guilt, just a paid leave situation, i think that shows that they, obviously, wanted to make sure they want to look into this, but they also have to be very careful with image. >> it's also up now to coach bill belichick to determine if he'll play. christine brennan, good to have you on. >> victor, thank you very much. new young challengers posing questions to incumbents. we're going to talk to a 26-year-old candidate challenging a congressman who has held office for 26 years. hydro boost with hyaluronic acid to plump skin cells so it bounces back... neutrogena® and for body... hydro boost body gel cream. so it bounces back... you get the freedom of what a 7-day return policy. this isn't some dealership test drive around the block.
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senator bernie sanders is wrapping up a two-day campaign swing through nevada. yesterday, during a town hall,
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the discussion turned very emotional and tense when a u.s. veteran told sanders he was going to kill himself because he can't pay off his medical debts. >> now, they're saying that -- you know, i've been re-sign or do something. >> how are you going to pay off -- >> i can't. i can't. i'm going to kill myself. >> hold it. stop it. you're not going to kill yourself. >> i can't do this. >> stop. >> i have huntingdon's disease. do you know how hard that is? you probably don't, do you? i can't drive. i can barely take care of myself. >>lets talk at the end of the meeting, okay? okay. >> heartbreaking, senator sanders and his wife did talk to the distraught veteran one-on-one after that meeting. and he told sanders he owes $140,000 in medical bills that his military insurance is no
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longer accepted. >> 2020 election is seeing a wave of candidates hoping to unseat longtime incumbents. >> my next guest robert amit junior is running a bobby sands in chicago. he was elected the same year that robert was born. good morning. >> thank you, good morning, victor and amara, appreciate it. >> let me just say it's great that you want to serve congress and your community. the first question, why are you running? >> my name is robert emmitts jr. i'm a social and nonprofit advocator. i'm running for u.s. congress to make this a final generation to be faced with everyday gun violence. we need to address gun violence at its root systemic causes.
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and that's why i'm running for u.s. congress. >> primarily, you are a gun control or gun safety advocate, congressman rush voted for and the house passed the background check bill. co-sponsor of the ban bill. introducing the licensing bill. on the issue of gun safety, what would you do that congressman rush is not already doing? are there ideological differences? >> thank you so much for that question. our campaign is about ending everyday gun violence, gun violence that we experience in my hometown. in order to address gun violence we got to address it at root causes. like i said, systemic poverty. not having access to affordable health care. the sitting incumbent bobby rush, he said the green new deal is a smash and grab that he grabbed out of his congress with
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energy while he's taking money from the fossil industry and other corporate pacts we can't trust them to deliver on issues of everyday gun violence and its root causes if you're taking money from the fossil industry. we in chill have the highest levels of asthma and any other places in the country to deliver on these solutions. that's one of the ideological differences between me and the incumbent. thankfully, it will be a part of the progressive way for challengers fighting for the green new deal and medicare for all and public access for education. >> one of the priorities on your website, quote, get ar-15s and other weapons of war on our streets. >> absolutely. >> here's what former texas congressman beto o'rourke said about the style of long gun during the debate thursday night. let's watch and listen. >> hell yes, we're going to take your ar-15, your ak-47. we're not going to allow it to be used against fellow americans anymore. >> this would be a mandatory
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buyback. essentially a confiscation. do you support a confiscation to get them off the streets as you say? >> i support the second amendment rights to bear arms with limits. but we also as americans have the point to arm ourselves with fuller thinking and comprehensive love and looking out for one another. i do support taking weapons of war off our streets. and i also support ending senseless wars to begin with. we have to make -- >> let me ask you specifics. >> absolutely. >> do you support the hell yes, do you support the confiscating weapons? >> i support banning of weapons of war off our streets like ar-15s. >> that's a different question. a ban would ban additional says. would you support policies to go to homes and take the guns? >> absolutely. we need to take the weapons of war off our streets. >> so that's yes.
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>> absolutely. >> last thing, you've done some work with the obama foundation. you are running for the illinois first and then state senator ran in 2000 lost to bobby rush by 30 points. did you take anything from race, i know were you young back in 2000. have you had the conversation? >> i have not had the conversation with the president. i know as i go around the district talking about health care and gun violence prevention and access for every single person that we stand on the shoulders of giants that we aren't the first to talk about cultural shifts. i know if we elect challenges to congress we won't be the last generation to talk about the issues. that's why i'm excited to announce to you that we're endorsed in joining a slate of progressive challengers around the country by a brand-new congress. the organization nominated alc.
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>> an advisory committee just approved the treatment friday. now, the drug would reduce the severity and incidence of allergic reactions in children ages 4 to 17. the fda will make its final decision in january. and a throne fit for a prime minister is now missing from its palatial home. >> police in the uk are hunting thieves who stole this solid gold toilet from winston churchill's birth place. >> wow. >> fully functioning, 18 karat cold toilet was on display at the palace. >> police say the offenders broke in overnight and tore out the toilet causing significant damage and flooding. >> we just learned that a 66-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the theft. >> i would feel awkward sitting on a gold throne. doing your business. >> i could get used to it. >> get used to it?
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