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final column, including his chilling warning about arab governments silencing the media. let's get to it. >> first from the fox news deck this thursday afternoon, president trump's treasury secretary steve mnuchin says he will skip an investment conference in saudi arabia and this move appears to be the trump administration's first rebuke of the kingdom after the apparent murder of "washington post" columnist jamal khaishoggi. inside a saudi consulate. secretary mnuchin said he made the decision after meeting with president run the and mike pompeo. pompeo met with saudi leaders this week. today he said he told the president he should give the saudis more time to try to figure out what happened. here's what we know happened. 16 days ago, jamal khaishoggi went into the saudi consulate in istanbul and 16 days later, there's still no evidence that he ever made it out alive.
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turkish officials have released details of what they report to be his last moments alive, torture, beatings, a bone saw, the removing of his fingers whether after his death or before, we don't know. and then the removal of his head. the hacking up took more than seven minutes. with so horrific, the doctor doing it suggested playing music to drown it out. at first, the saudis claim khaishoggi left the consulate on his own and then there were records that they were considering admitting that khaishoggi died there. but that it came at the hands of a rogue element. "the new york times" has reported that four of khaishoggi's interrogators have ties, direct ties, to the crown prince and new surveillance evidence from pro turkish government newspaper show a saudi intelligence officer that traveled with the crown prince at the consulate the day that khaishoggi disappeared.
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in today's editions, "the washington post" reports that the trump administration and is saudi royal family are searching for a mutually agreeable explanation for khaishoggi's death, one that will avoid implicating mohammed bin salman. he's among the president's closest foreign allies and also close with jared kushner. further, the post published the final column jamal khaishoggi wrote for the paper. part of it reads, "arab governments have been given free reign to silence the media at an increasing rate." a warning all the more real from the grave. team fox coverage, benjamin hall live in istanbul. first john roberts live on the north lawn. john? >> good afternoon. we were told that the treasury secretary and the white house would evaluate mnuchin's participation in this davos in
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the desert conference, reevaluate they did and decided that he will pull out. i don't know if it's a rebuke orb more of a prudent p.r. move. doing anything with saudi arabia right now has become somewhat radioactive. the secretary tweeting out this morning, "just met with president trump and secretary pompeo. we decided i would not be participating in the future investment initiative summit in saudi arabia. many corporations have already pulled out like google and fox. the white house didn't have a lot of choice here. the president was being criticized for giving cover to the saudi leadership, a charge that he denies. it would have been problematic for mnuchin to go and attracted criticism from a congress that is putting a lot of pressure on president trump. it is a significant move to pull the treasury secretary.
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the markets didn't like it. mnuchin's announcement exacerbating a down trend that started earlier today. the white house is sensitive about the relationship between the united states and saudi arabia. talking about the president's concern about people pointing fingers at saudi arabia over the khaishoggi disappearance. secretary state mike pompeo reminded us of the longstanding relationship between the two countries that morning. >> it's important for us to remember, too, we have a long strategic relationship since 1932 with the kingdom of saudi arabia that is an important counter terrorism partner, they have custody of the two holy sites. they're an important strategic alliance of the united states. we need to be mindful of that as weld. >> during that appearance in front of the west wing earlier today, the secretary of state alluded to decisions that may face the president depending on the outcome of the saudi and turkish investigations find.
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the secretary state saying the united states is prepared to take appropriate action. as to exactly what appropriate action will constitute is going to be a very, very sensitive matter, shep. >> shepard: john roberts at the white house. thank you. team fox coverage continues. benjamin hall live in istanbul. ben? >> hi, shep. we have two investigations underway. we have a turkish one and now saudi arabia. saudi arabia sources seem to claim the results of their investigation is coming sunday or monday. they're seeming to poke holes in the turkish narrative. as far as the turkish investigation, here in istanbul, investigators finished their search of the consulate general's evidence. turkey claims to have evidence of the murder. there's focus on one man.
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he's claimed to be saudi intelligence. he's been seen with the crown prince on one international tour. and now newspapers puts him at the consulate the day of khaishoggi's disappearance, apparently entering hours before khaishoggi himself. one high-ranking name, general asiri. he served as a saudi spokesman in yemen. he trained in the u.k. and the u.s. he's a v.p. of saudi intelligence. reports now suggesting he may have been the one that ordered the interrogation of khaishoggi. that was the narrative that we heard a few days ago. the saudis are preparing to suggest this is an interrogation gone wrong. may have been sanctioned by the you -- saudi crown prince. >> shepard: there's reports that
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one of the members of that hit squad that went over to the consulate died in a mysterious car crash already? >> also news just breaking today, shep, of course a lot of eyebrows being raised. perhaps this is the second execution in this whole saga. he was 31 and a lieutenant in the saudi royal air force. they say he was among the 15-member hit team and some reports saying this was a mysterious traffic accident. again, no one has offered specific time or location. it all adds to the mystery surrounding these 15 that came to turkey. for the saudi investigation, as i said, that has picked up pace following secretary pompeo's visit. i'm told the men named by turkey have been interrogated by saudi authorities. some of them are denying they were anywhere near turkey at the time. one of them claims to have been in new york. another one claims he died a
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couple of years ago. so competing narratives going on at the moment. everyone is waiting for hard facts. at the moment, turkey has more evidence. as secretary pompeo saying, they want to give saudi arabia a couple more days to complete their investigation. >> shepard: and come up with a mutually greed upon explanation. ben hall live in turkey. some context now on crime and punishment in the companies in question. in saudi arabia, the punishment for murder is death, period. beheading to be specific. by law, executions normally happen at 9:00 a.m. in a public square done by a professional executioner with a sword. not just for murder. also for rape and terrorism and treason and espionage and athiesimn. sometimes after the sword takes off the head, the body is crucified.
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in 2009, the saudi gazette reported after a gang leader was convicted of robbing a jewelry store, the court sentenced him to beheading followed by crucifixion. the headless body nailed to across and left in public for three days. could a member of the royal family face execution? two years ago the king ordered the execution of a young prince who shot and killed a man in a desert brawl. it's not a regular occurrence. but it's also not without press debt. that's where saudi law stands. now consider the particular case of jamal khaishoggi. the movies make it seem like if you walk in an embassy or consulate, you're on their soil. the truth is somewhat more murky. the reality is that the reported killing of jamal khaishoggi could fall under turkish law even though it's alleged to have happened inside the saudi consulate. in turkey, the penalty for murder is not death by life in prison. still that's getting ahead of
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things. because the turks can only search the premises with saudi approval. and the vienna convention provides certain protections for consulate workers, protections that would not extend to the 15-man team that flew from saudi arabia to turkey to intercept jamal khaishoggi. so the turks could interrogate and arrest them under turkish law except all 15 are now back in saudi arabia. turkish authorities have reportedly not attempted to contact them or anyone else in the consulate at the time. so this investigation falls at the tricky intersection of international law and sovereign strength with two powerful regimes determined to protect their own interests. few clear answers about how the family of jamal khaishoggi can eventually find truth. and perhaps justice. there's little rest for a single dad, and back pain made it hard to sleep and get up on time. then i found aleve pm.
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backlash of the international community. instead, these actions may trigger condemnation followed by silence. as a result, arab governments have been given free reign to continue silencing the media at an increasing rate. the editor of the piece said she received it from khaishoggi's translator and assistant the day of the columnist disappeared. she said she was waiting to publish it hoping he would come back and be able to work on it with her. "the washington post" editorial page columnist fred hyatt joins us. thanks for coming. >> thanks for having me. >> shepard: tell us about the decision to post. >> well, it was both hard and easy, shepard. hard, as you say, it meant admitting to ourselves that jamal was unlikely to come back and help us edit it. that's something that we haven't wanted to admit. easy in the sense that it was such an amazing statement of
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what he believed in, what he had been fighting for most of his life, why he went into exile and apparently if what we're hearing is true, the values of what he gave his life for. >> shepard: khaishoggi was critical of the saudi king and the crown prince who has been accused of sending the hit squad to turkish consulate. at the same time, he was for the what the crown prince was advocating, the reforms. >> yes. it's unfathomable that this crime was taking place and why a lot of us here at the post had a hard time believing this was true. jamal was a patriot. he believes the middle east needed a brighter future. he needed the reforms to succeed. he saw himself as a constructive critic that was saying if you want to open up the kingdom, if you want to be more than just an
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oil petro state, you have to rely on the vibrancy of your own people. to do that, you have to have to let them speak, exchange opinions. the kingdom would be stronger if you allowed that. that was the message that he was delivering. it's why we translated there piece into arabic and some of his other pieces. he wanted this message to his own people and the region. he very much saw it as in the interest of his country. >> shepard: self-imposed exile last year. explain why and how he came to the post. >> he didn't want to leave his country. he had been a journalist there for many years. saudi arabia has never been a democracy. there's always been some restrictions. but in 2016, he began to see -- and 2017 when the crown prince
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was tightening his grip, i think jamal began to see it was different than it had been before. there was even the limited space that had existed in the past was going away. he said, i don't want to leave my country but there's a lot of my countrymen that can't speak up at all. they're in prison or muzzled other ways. so i have an obligation to speak up. he went into exile. he knew he was taking risks. although i don't think he could have imagined anything like this anymore than the rest of us could. because people at home were less and less able to express opinions. >> shepard: he wrote as part of this column that was released last night that the arab world is facing its own version of an iron curtain imposed not by external factors but through domestic forces for power.
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during the cold war, radio free europe played an important role in foster and sustaining the hope and freedom. arabs need something similar. is this something that he talked about often? is this part of his message? >> he did. you know, in 2011 when there was the brief arab spring, i think he saw like a lot of people that arabs are no different than anybody else. they want the dignity of freedom, they want to express themselves. until then, there's this mix of oh, the arab don't want democracy. of course, everybody wants that dignity. when the arab string collapsed, he began to think especially last year, talked to us and others about creating some kind of platform where these voices could be heard. some way that we could reach people in these countries where their own press is not allowed
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>> shepard: it was a tweeting morning. president trump on twitter threatening to send troops to close our border with mexico after reports that more than 2,000 immigrants from central america are heading there. though it might not be that simple. mexican officials have said anybody that arrives at their southern border with the right visas can come on in. the president tweeting the assault on our country at the southern border including the criminal elements and drugs is far more important than trade and the usmca. hopefully mexico will stop this onslaught at their northern border. all democrats' fault for weak laws. the republican-led house failed to pass two immigration bills this summer and the usmca was which president mentioned, that's his new trade deal with canada and mexico. reached less than three weeks
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ago. the president sent national guard troops to the border earlier this year in a sort of show and president presidents bush 43 and obama did the same thing. but laws limit what federal troops can do there. the national security correspondent jennifer griffin is live at the pentagon. are they making preparations? >> the secretary said he spoke to jim mattis about sending troops to the border. there's no formal requests from the white house suggesting it's not a serious proposal but was made for political purposes. the president is very frustrating not having received money from congress to build the wall and having these caravans of thousands of migrants coming up from honduras. here's a tweet "in addition to stopping all payments to these countries, which seem to have no control over their population, i must in the strongest of terms ask mexico to stop this
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onslaught. if unable to do so, i will call up the u.s. military and close our southern border. last spring 2,100 national guard were sent to the mexican border after the president and secretary mattis agreed up to 4,000 troops would be sent. the problem is, none can carry weapons due to legal restrictions on the role the military can play on u.s. soil, shep. >> shepard: what are the legal constraints on even sending troops to the border? >> for one, the act of 1878 which for bids using the u.s. military for civilian law enforcement on u.s. territory. another is the fact that congress didn't fund this request and this year $700 billion defense budget is already allocated. it's illegal to reallocate funds without going through congress. sending u.s. troops to the boreder is costly. when president obama sent the national guard to the border,
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they could only be used for surveillance and fix infrastructure. they could not make arrests. it costs $6,271 per illegal immigrant caught by the border patrol to have the guard deployed. congress did allocate $445 million this year for military construction along the border that is to be used to fix 25 miles of levee fencing in the rio grande valley. the current law and budget would hamper the president from sending the military to the border unless congress decides to change the law. >> shepard: jennifer griffin, thank you. james baker appearing before the house judiciary committee today to face more questions about the man overseeing the special counsel's russia investigation, the deputy attorney general rod rosenstein. last month "the new york times" published a bomb shell report claiming that rosenstein had talked about wearing a wire to secretly record the president. the times also recorded the
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deputy attorney general discussed using the 25th amendment to remove the president from office. rosenstein called the report false. a source inside the meeting said that he was being sarcastic. the ex-fbi attorney james backer told investigators that he spoke with a couple fbi officials that attended the meeting and they thought rosenstein meant what he said. baker said he took the account seriously and lawmakers says that baker had more explaining to do. all of these surrounding rosenstein have re-ignited the debate over whether president trump will fire him and what effect that might have on the investigation into russian meddling and possible collusion with team trump. the president has repeatedly denied there was any collusion. catherine herridge on capitol hill. cat? >> thanks, shep. with today's transcribed interview, the former top fbi lawyer has testified for nine hours and ignored questions as he left capitol hill a short
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time ago. >> mr. baker, will you take our questions? mr. baker, is your testimony over? mr. baker, did you think that deputy attorney general rod rosenstein was serious about regarding the president? >> two republicans that were inside the meeting told reporters that baker did not back away from testimony where lawmakers say they believe the attorney general was serious about recording the president in may 2017 after he fired fbi director james comey. it's important to note that baker was not in the meeting. he relied on the accounts of andrew mccabe on the left and his lawyer, lisa page. negotiations over transcribed interview with rosenstein are ongoing but they may be stalled and this is certainly not enough for one senior house republican. >> rod rosenstein has not displayed the candor of which would support one's theory of
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actually believing that he has been open and honest in all regards. it's time that rod rosenstein steps down immediately. >> for balance, we didn't hear from any democrats after the session but they believe they had staffers inside for the interview. >> shepard: what is the response from the justice department? >> fox news broke on meadow's comments in real time. the justice department said they had no comment and we'll update you if that changes. rod rosenstein was asked about his position and failure to appear on the hill. he says the president knows i'm prepared to do this job as long as he wants me to do the job. you serve at the pleasure of the president and there's never any ambiguity. he also defended the russian investigation. >> shepard: reporters asked secretary of state mike pompeo why should we trust the saudis to investigate themselves?
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arabia. secretary pompeo said the saudis didn't want to discuss the facts of the case during the visit to riyadh, that neither side wanted to discuss the facts. rich edson live with more on this. why discuss the facts, i suppose? >> well, shep, secretary state says he wants to give saudi arabia the space to investigate this. that's the disappearance of jamal khaishoggi inside the consulate in istanbul. the secretary of state says he's waiting for the conclusion of that investigation before the united states decides how or if it will respond. >> we made clear to them that we take this matter with respect to mr. khaishoggi very seriously. they made clear to me that they too understand the serious nature of the disappearance of mr. cook. they also assured me that they will conduct a complete, thorough investigation of all of the facts surrounding mr. khaishoggi and will do so in a timely fashion. >> secretary pompeo has stressed
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the strong economic ties between the united states and saudi arabia. in less than three weeks, the u.s. will sanction iran's oil business and is looking for oil producing allies like saudi arabia to offset that oil loss. despite that, there's member of congress, democrats and republicans that are calling for sanctions, calling for congress or the administration to act much more robustly than they have so far. >> shepard: what is the read on how significant is the fact that the treasury secretary won't go to davos in the desert? >> it is significant, this is saudi arabia's showcase on its economy. this is an initiative from crown prince mohammed bin salman to show that their economy is moving beyond just oil, this is big news that the treasury secretary decided not to go, especially after getting a briefing from secretary of state
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mike pompeo on this. he was getting pressure from congress not to go private business executives decided not to go. this is the first tangible reaction beyond the secretary of state going to saudi arabia, shep. >> shepard: rich edson, live. thank you. let's to ambassador dennis ross now. he served in senior national security positions for presidents. he's a distinguished fellow at the washington institute. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> shepard: how do you see this and where are we in the arc of this developing story? >> i do think the secretary of the treasury not going is an important statement by the administration. it suggests to me that whatever secretary of state pompeo was reporting, whatever the public posture is, it suggests we're not satisfied with what the saudi response is. doesn't mean we may not but but at this point we're clearly not.
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that's why the secretary treasurer is not going. that crosses a threshold. it certainly puts the saudis on notice there's an expectation that when they come out with something, it's going to have to look pretty credible at least in so far as acknowledging that the saudis did this and holding somebody to account for having engaged in behavior that is unacceptable. >> shepard: the two sides reporting the "washington post" looking for a mutually agreeable explanation for khaishoggi's death that will avoid implicating the crown prince mbs. >> look, what does it reflect? it reflects the following. number 1, we do have significant steaks in saudi arabia. it's not just that it's oil or economics or arms sales. one of the things that mohammed bin salman has done is taking on the ideology that fueled al-quaida and isis, working very hard to discredit it, undermine
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it, working very hard to create a model of -- a successful model of development in the middle east that has never existed. that's a large strategic interest that we have. the one hand, you take that into account. the other, there has to be a global norm that you just don't go kill people like this and there has to be a consequence if you do. so balancing those interests is what you see the administration trying to do with the saudis. obviously as i said, by not having secretary mnuchin go, this is a form of pressure that you haven't seen from the administration up until now. >> shepard: can the crown prince keep his title of heir to the throne and day-to-day ruler? >> i think the answer is question. one thing we're overlooking right now, within saudi arabia itself, he remains popular. they see someone opening up the
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not politically socially. giving them a chance to breathe, have fun and creating a sense of possibility about the future. i've been speaking to people that have been in the kingdom when one of the things they told me, there's a nationalistic response to this. you people in the united states look at it one way but people here say don't tell us what to do. not a surprising response. there's the nationalistic reaction. we should bear in mind that that is what the future of the crown prince is. one key constituency besides the younger population in saudi arabia, his father, the king. so long as the king is not reigning him in, he will maintain the position he has. we may be watching and should be watching to see is he limited in some ways in the aftermath of this by what the king chooses to do. is there an appointment of a prince to consult with him. some things designed to send a signal that he still holds the position, he still has great power but maybe there's some
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limitations on it. one thing i would like us to do, i'd like us to create a senior channel with him that is basically a no surprises channel. before he makes big decisions that could affect us, we hear about it. we should do the same in return with him. >> shepard: sounds reasonable. ambassador ross, good of you. thank you. >> my pleasure. >> shepard: more than 40 journalists killed this year because of their jobs. according to a group that works to promote a free press all around the world. that's next. newday usa has helped thousands of veterans get the money they need for their family and home... thank you, admiral. by helping them use the valuable va home loan benefit they've earned with their service. thank you, admiral. it let's you borrow up to 100% of your home's value. thank you, admiral. with today's high home values, that could mean a lot more money to pay debts and get ahead. thank you, admiral. it's an honor to help you get the peace of mind every veteran and their family deserves. call 1-844-383-1571.
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reporters to report without fear. this is their website. it's interactive. you can check it out yourself. it lists all 44 journalists that have been killed for doing their jobs. four in the united states, four in mexico, seven in syria. look at that. 12 in afghanistan so far this year. last month the group warned saudi arabia is becoming an even more repressive climate for journalists. after the crown prince, mohammed bin salman rose to power. robert mahoney is here. he's the editor of the committee. thanks for coming. >> thanks for having me. >> shepard: thanks for all you do. seems to be getting worse. >> it is getting worse. of the four four journalists, 27 were targeted and murdered. not just killed in crossfire. this killing, we assume it's a killing in istanbul, it shows
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how cheap their lives are when an oppressive regime wants them gone. >> shepard: this sets a stage for a message for those that kill journalists that i can imagine. we're going to have a moment here, aren't we? >> yes. this is a very brazen act. to lure someone inside a consulate and kill him in a grisly way. sends a terrible message to all journalists. it puts them in great danger and we need a strong and vigorous response. >> shepard: what sort of reaction are you getting from governments and news rooms? >> from news rooms, the reaction has been great. this has been on top of news bulletins for more than a week now. i've followed my cases of assassinated journalists. it's unprecedented. jamal khaishoggi was a u.s. resident and he writing in "the washington post." that gives him prominence.
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also, it's saudi arabia, it involves president trump and a host cast of actors. we want answers. we want truth. we want justice for him. >> shepard: feels like we'll go one way or another but probably somewhere in the middle on the matter of accountability. how important is the message, you can't do this, world leaders and get away with it? >> it's vitally important. it would -- without that message, we're all in danger. journalists are investigating corruption, investigating criminal and political money laundering and two have been killed in western europe because of their investigations. so if saudi arabia or any other country can get away with this high profile assassination, we're all in trouble. >> shepard: robert mahoney, can't thank you enough. >> thank you. >> shepard: the news continues after this. life was tough in cuba in the 60's. my mom was fired from her job,
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traffic and roads... a mess, honestlyrents going up,le. friends and family moving out of state,
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millions of californians live near or below the poverty line. politicians like gavin newsom talk about change, but they've done nothing. sky-high gas and food prices. homelessness. gavin newsom, it happened on your watch. so, yeah. it is time for a change. time for someone new.
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>> shepard: a school girl was there when somebody shot and killed her parents three days ago. 13-year-old jayme closs has been missing ever since and investigators are pleading for help. this happened in baron, wisconsin, about 75 miles north and east of minneapolis. the sheriff there last night
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told investigators they 100% expect jayme is still alive. investigators say they have gotten hundreds of tips but so far nothing credible. matt finn with the news live in baron. matt, the sheriff asked for volunteers today? >> yes. 100 volunteers are searching the ditch line along highway 8. this is the closs home where nightmares happened. the parents shot did here in the early morning hours. volunteers have been gathered and instructed to search the ditch line. the house sits on highway 8. they've have been instructed to search for any piece of evidence that might be related to this case. police say perhaps even a gun. we spoke to some volunteers. here's what they had to tell us. >> i'm going into it with i guess positive expectations.
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>> i'm not expecting to find anything. if we find it, we find it. i hope jayme is still alive. >> volunteers say the area has a meth problem and should be prepared to find drug paraphernalia. right now this is just a starting point. the public has been asking to help and they figure they can search the area stretched along highway 8 between baron and turtle lake, wisconsin, which has been identified as an area of interest. shep? >> shepard:s that, matt. more car crashes are happening in states where recreational marijuana is illegal. that's according to a new study from the insurance institute for highway safety. it's an independent nonprofit research group. it reports that after recreational pot went on sale, collision claims rose about 6% in colorado, nevada oregon, washington. then in nearby states where it's still illegal. the national transportation safety board released a new
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warning this week saying law enforcement agencies need more tools and training to detect impaired drivers before they crash. gerri willis is here. >> that's right. so what is going on here, more people are getting hurt as marijuana becomes okay for recreational use in this country. you're seeing more and more states do this. at the end of the day, drug use, for example, the evidence of people in fatal car crashes is going up, up. one of the problems for law enforcement, there's no tests in the field to test for impaired people like a blood alcohol test. not one widely accepted anyway. it's very difficult for the cops to really know what's going on. add in to the mix, people mix alcohol and pot and other drugs. it's really hard for them to ascertain what is going on and what is at issue, which would be good to know as we try to get people not to drive under the influence. >> shepard: we should have more data soon. canada just legalized pot for the whole country.
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>> wednesday. the first major economy doing this. this is a real test case with canada. what will happen is that you'll be able to possess it, grow as many as four plants in your house if you want. looks like in some parts of canada that the government will run the stores that operate this and in other parts of can the, it's private sources. alcohol is sold in government stores like beer and wine. you buy it from the government. >> shepard: we'll know soon enough. a beating on the dow. >> yeah, it's brutal. >> shepard: part of this is saudi arabia, but a lot of other factors. >> geo political. italy is having a time with their budget. the e.u. is very angry over this. the fact that they can't pay their debt. just lots of tensions. we have mnuchin in the middle of the day saying i'm not going to be big saudi arabia business conference. stocks were already down but they tanked further on that. we had word from the white house at the end of the day, the talks with china not going that well. so stocks went down again. >> shepard: the bleeding stops
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in 1 1/2 minutes. >> that's for sure. let's hope it doesn't more. >> thanks. >> you're welcome. >> shepard: on this day in 1867, the united states took control of alaska. earlier that year, then secretary state william seward signed a deal to purchase the territory from russia. the cost? $7 million. alaska for two cents an acre. many americans say that was way too much money. because they thought the land was worth less. critics called it seward's folly. but gold was discovered. it eventually became the 49th state after the u.s. added a northern addition 151 years ago today. way too much for alaska. should news break out, we'll break in. breaking news changes everything on fox news channel. we're up in just a couple minutes on facebook watch for a
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