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staal and her 6-year-old twin brothers as they crossed a highway to board their bus. >> troopers and first responders don't do a lot of crying at scenes like this, but today there's some tears shed. >> reporter: police arrested this 24-year-old woman who they say ignored the busy a stop sign and lights. it's against the law nationwide to pass a school bus that has its stop sign extended and lights flashing, but one survey found more than 15 million americans did just that in the last school year alone. on average, nearly 85,000 a school day. alivia staal's uncle says she hopes his family's tragedy sends a lasting message. >> shows all you've got to do is look away from the road in a second and you take four lives. >> reporter: this deadly woke has triggered calls for extending the length of school bus stop signs and adding cameras to buses to catch drivers who pass them illegally. child safety advocates say illegal passing has already reached epidemic proportions and
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is made worse by distracted driving. jeff. >> horrible, horrible, eye-opening story for parents and everybody else. adriana, thank you. the gunman in the pittsburgh synagogue massacre was arraigned today. robert bowers pleaded not guilty to 44 federal charges. if convicted, he could get the death penalty. also, someone spray painted anti-semitic graffiti at a sin doing in irvine, california. a surveillance camera captured the vandal in the act. police are treating that as a hate crime. new clues today in the mysterious deaths of two sisters from saudi arabia that we first reported on yesterday. their bodies were discovered last week bound together on a riverbank in new york city. we have an update tonight. >> reporter: new information we got. law enforcement sources say the nypd is now leaning towards suicide as a possible cause of death. cbs news has learned police are tracking the 16-year-old and her
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sister, a 23-year-old woman through the use of their credit card transactions and a phone number the sisters used. investigators are also looking at hotels, transportation and boutique shops for video evidence to ft wednesdy on the bank of the hudson river. police believe the sisters were alive when they entered the water. the youngest sister was reported missing in august. officials are still not clear why the sisters came to new york in the first place. tomorrow police are expected to hold a news conference to update us on the investigation. still, as we've talked about a lot of questions with this one. >> a lot of questions and a really sad story. thanks. google employees all over the world staged a massive walkout today. they used the company of mishandling sexual misconduct allegations against executives. more now from outside google headquarters tonight. >> reporter: thousands of google employees walked out of google
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offices from europe to asia and throughout the u.s., citing what they call a destructive culture that allows sexual misconduct. >> i've been forced to use arbitration. i've blocked out some memories of it, but i don't think anybody should have to do that anymore. >> the world weighed protest was sparked by a "new york times" report that andy rubin, who created android and was accused of sexual misconduct, received $90 million in an exit package. rubin says that's exaggerated. >> stand up, fight back. >> reporter: but the employees protesting blamed google for not being forthcoming about his handling of harassment claims. >> i do hold google to higher standards of accountability and transparency and feel incredibly let down by the reaction. >> the walkout organizers called for gender equality. in a company where women account for just 30% of the workforce and only 25% of google's
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leadership. >> i think they are tone deaf as to the level of anger, the level of incidents that not only they have had but the tech sector writ large. >> reporter: google's ceo sun-pachi commented. >> we're committed to doing better. we're listening to employees. >> reporter: google says it supported today's walkout and add mitts that in the past two years has fired 48 employees over sexual misconduct allegations and none received a payout. jeff, as we tried to talk to employees today they felt nervous and felt they were taking a big risk by protesting. >> thank you. coming up, a young mother faced criminal charges after her baby drowned in a hurricane.
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mother charged with a crime after her baby drowned following hurricane florence. here's dimarco morgan. >> the recovery of the 14-month-old's body from the soggy field this past september was heartbreaking for his 20-year-old mother. >> i was holding his hand and trying to hold him and trying to pull him up and it got so hard and he let go. >> i did everything that i could as a parent to save him and protect him. >> reporter: on monday the union county sheriff held lee responsible for her son's death charging lee with involuntary manslaughter. according to a criminal summons she unlawfully drove around a highway barricade that had been placed there due to the department of transportation flooding and a road not passable. this was said in september. >> these are dangerous times. this driving through water where the roads are closed is a danger
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for anybody. >> the decision has divided the community. some claiming racial bias. local naacp president karim mack is speaking in lee's defense. >> here's a case where the sheriff says he has all of the ed. the road was closed. no one supposed to be traveling through. >> that's not someone who said, okay, i'm going to take my car and go into an area purposefully to harm my child. that's not what happened. it was an accident. >> it is not a good decision. she has suffered enough. >> reporter: cbs legal analyst rikki cleeman. >> i think the only possible motivation of the sheriff to charge her with involuntary manslaughter is to deter others in the future. >> reporter: the mother is expected to be in court november 20th, and if convicted, jeff, she faces up to 16 months in prison. >> all right. dimarco morgan incana. thanks. still ahead here tonight, the results of a two decade
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the crane collapsed. workers fled in a fire. it took hours to put it out. thankfully no one was hurt. a two decade $30 million federal study outtion and brain cancer, but that is in rats they found. 2% to 3% of male rats in the test developed a type of brain cancer. they were exposed to much more radiation than humans experienced, and this study looked at 2g and 3g technology, not 4 or 5g or wi-fi. up next. oh, say can you hear. a special rendition of the national rendition.
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we end here tonight with a young man who honored his nation with his country. here's jan crawford. at you a rundel high school outside of baltimore, friday nights in the fall mean football, but on this friday night after he put on his uniform senior jack nicholson picked up his guitar. ♪ oh, say can you see >> reporter: jackson's country version of "the national anthem" went viral, viewed on youtube
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over a million times. >> what was the reaction? >> they went insane. they went insane. it was cool. my team had no idea that that's what it was going to be. ♪ and the rockets red glare >> they weren't expecting me to be that different and like they didn't know that i could sing. >> reporter: and can he sing. after he graduates from high school, the 18-year-old jackson says he wants to pursue a career not in football but in music. ♪ >> reporter: these days when you hear anthem and football, you tend to think controversy. jackson says that didn't enter his mind. >> a lot of the kids go here that their parents are active military, so it was really an honor really to be able to go out there and do that for them. >> reporter: jackson, a
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defensive end, helped the wildcats win en route to the playoffs, but athletic director kevin necessary said his biggest contribution came before the opening kickoff. >> friday nights around here are special, and i think jackson is just adding to that is a real, real special thing that no one will forget. ♪ and the home of the brave >> reporter: jan crawford, cbs news, maryland. >> that is the overnight news for this friday. for some of you the news continues. for others check back later for the morning news and "cbs this morning." from the broadcast center in new york city, i'm jeffro theof b
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♪ this is "the cbs overnight news." >> welcome to the overnight news. president trump continues his campaign blitz as the clock ticks towards tuesday's mid-term elections. the president isn't on the ballot this year, but with control of congress hanging in the balance, the vote has serious implications for his agenda, and at the top of that agenda, immigration. major garrett begins our coverage. >> this is an invasion, and nobody is even questioning that. >> reporter: late this afternoon president trump said he will use executive authority to ban asylum-seekers from entering the u.s., unless they surrender at a port of entry. >> under this plan the illegal aliens will no longer get a free pass into our country by lodging meritless claims in seeking
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asylum. >> reporter: under the previous policy, migrants making asylum claims were permitted to stay in the u.s. while their cases were processed regardless of where they entered. >> we're not releasing them into our country any longer. they will wait for long periods of time. >> the u.s. granted asylum in 2016 to more than 20,000 immigrants who faced persecution or violence in their home nations. the new policy comes as mr. trump hardens his stance on immigration before the mid-term elections. more than 5,000 active duty military are headed to the southern border to support national guard and border patrol efforts. the president suggested last night that number could triple. the u.s. military, the president said, would use lethal force if migrants throw rocks. >> reporter: we will consider that a firearm because there's not much difference. when you get hit in the face with a rock, consider it a rifle. >> reporter: the president also tweeted this profanity-laced web aid that shows luis bracamantes,
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an illegal immigrant from mexico, accused of killing two police officers in 2014. >> i'll break out soon and kill more. >> the message, democrats are soft on immigration and crime. the man was deported from the u.s. twice, once under bill clinton and once under george w. bush. >> one was willy horton who murdered a boy in a robbery. >> reporter: the spot drew comparisons to the 1988 willy horton ad produced by allies of george h.w. bush which painted his opponent, then democratic nominee michael dukakis, as soft on crime. critics called it a racially charged attack. in an interview last night aboard air force one, the president dismissed charges of racism. >> any time a republican is leading, they take out the "r" word, the racist word, and i'm not anti-immigrant at all. i'm all for people coming into the country legally and people based on merit. >> reporter: tennessee republican bob corker, retiring from the senate in january, said
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immigration to his political benefit. >> it's all about revving up the base, using fear to staple late people coming out at the snools but the white house also sees political opportunity in trump-carried states like here in missouri, montana, indiana and florida looking for a mid-term split political decision, losses in the house, possibly even the majority but gains in the senate. that would be historically unusual, but in the trump era many things politically are. >> one of the most closely watched races is in georgia. that's where democrat stacey abrams is vying to become the first female african-american governor in the nation. she's got the support of some big names but also faces stiff head winds including charges of voter intimidation by her republican opponent brian kemp. nancy cordes reports. >> the oprah show came to georgia today. >> and you can vote. >> and you can vote! >> reporter: the media mogul telling a cobb county crowd that
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she called democrat stacey abrams out of the blue this week. >> i'm here today because stacey abrams cares about the things that matter. she cares about medicaid expansion. she cares about keeping families together. >> reporter: she also went door to door. >> oh. >> reporter: to the shock of some georgia voters. >> reporter: oprah is a registered independent and has only stumped for one other major candidate. >> he is the one. barack obama! >> reporter: abrams is vying to become the nation's first female african-american governor. polls show her virtually tied with georgia's republican secretary of state brian kemp. ♪ >> reporter: he hit the trail today with vice president mike pence. >> i heard oprah is in town today. i'm kind of a big deal, too.
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did you get that? and i've got a message. i got a message for all of stacey abrams liberal hollywood friends. this ain't hollywood. this is georgia! >> the governor's race here has been plagued by accusations of voter suppression, lawsuits filed over registration purges and polling place closures. oprah urged minority voters not to be deterred. >> and for anybody here who has an ancestor who didn't have the right to vote and you are choosing not to vote wherever you are in this state, in this country, you are dishonoring your family. >> reporter: especially strong turnout among first-time african-american, asian and hispanic voters and that's a good sign for abrams and an enormous spike in heavily republican counties so good news for kemp so it's tough to say how this will all shake out.
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this school year is proving deadly for kids from coast to coast. drivers are blog past school buses with terrible predictable results. adriana diaz has the story. >> reporter: emergency crews rushed to the scene this morning where a 7-year-old boy became the latest child to die just trying to get to school. it was an apparent hit and run near his school bus stop in central pennsylvania. at least a fifth such accident in three days. in tampa this morning, shoes and bags scattered the street where five children and two adults were struck near their bus stop. two children are hospitalized. this girl saw it happen. >> that's when we heard screaming, so i ran there and then i saw everybody on the ground bleeding. >> reporter: just over 24 hours earlier in lee county mississippi, 9-year-old dalen thomas was hit while he approached his bus. and in 1-800-tuesday, a pickup truck fatally struck 9-year-old alivia staal and her 6-year-old twin brothers as they crossed a highway to board their bus.
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>> troopers and first responders don't do a lot of crime scenes like this, but today there's some sears shed. >> reporter: police arrested this 24-year-old woman who they say ignored the busy a stop sign and lights. it's against the law nationwide to pass a school bus that has its stop sign extended and lights flashing, but one survey found more than 15 million americans did just that in the last school year alone. on average, nearly 85,000 a school day. alivia staal's uncle hopes his family's tragedy sends a lasting message. >> it shows that all you've got to do is look away from the road for a second, and you take four lives. >> reporter: this deadly week has already triggered calls for extending the length of school bus stop signs and adding cameras to busses to catch drivers who pass them illegally. child safety advocates say illegal passing has already reached epidemic proportions and is made worse by distracted
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driving. >> the "cbs overnight news" will be right back.
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the city of newark, new jersey is being sued after an investigation found unacceptable levels of lead in some residential drinking water. city officials had been telling everybody the water was safe. anna werner has the story. >> reporter: roughly one-quarter of newark kids under the age of 6 have detectable levels of lead in their blood and any level of lead is dangerous. newark dealt with lead in water pack in 2016, but city officials had assured residents they say that their city drinking water was safe. now they have questions for city hall. >> i was extremely upset,
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extremely upset. >> the water coming from yvette's tap looked pure but it contains lead levels three times federal rules. something she didn't expect, something she didn't hear from city officials. >> your water is fine. everything is fine. >> reporter: that's what you heard from the city? >> yes, through several robo calls, through a press conference from our mayor, everything is fine. >> reporter: but the city is now telling residents in some areas their tap water is not fine. it contains lead above federal guidelines. they are handing out these water filters and telling parents their babies and young children should not drink the water. comes from old water pipes in neighborhoods that leech lead into the drinking water. >> you have some homes that have no lead in their water at all, very little lead and some homes have elevated lead. our job to be prudent is have somebody do a study and figure out what actually is goi on.
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>> the study report came back last month and found a problem at one of the city's two water treatment plants. the methods used to stop lead from leaching into drinking water from the old pipes weren't working. >> we acted immediately to address what was happening. >> reporter: but eric olsen with the nonprofit group natural resources defense counsel says reports show the city's knowledge of lead in its water goes back to early 2017. >> the city has really been in denial and shrugged their shoulders and said our water is safe, people should drink it until just a couple of weeks ago after we sued them and asked for an injunction on behalf of the citizens in newark to clean up the water. >> reporter: the group is suing the city for violating the federal drinking water law saying the lead levels are some of the highest of any large city nationally, a problem they compare to that have flint, michigan. >> a case similar to flint where the government was tling the pehe truth. t. what is happening in flint is
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not happening here. >> reporter: are you worried that some children may now have been exposed to lead? >> well, i'm worried that our kids are exposed to lead haul of the time. >> reporter: but from this, from the water. >> >> oh, i think the water think is section and everybody has jumped on it because of flint. water has not contributed in any significant way to the elevated lead levels in our children's blood. lead-based paint and dust has done that in the city of newark and i would suspect in many cities across america. >> the city says it's changing the way it treats water at the treatment plant that has a problem. it's also embark on a plan to replace lead water pipes, but that will take some time, possibly here's to get all of that done. that done. still fresh... ♪scos
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>> all the places were around here. the record store was there on avenue "a". >> reporter: adam "rock" orwicz and mike "dee" diamond and adam mcyawk wanted to be part of the scene. ♪ the funky monkey >> reporter: they rented their first apartment here on christy street. >> had a sweatshop above you and a bordallo believe you. >> the bordallo was on this floor and below. >> aid alleged. >> this is alleged. alleged. >> reporter: but they were allowed to rehearse their music. >> as soon as we heard that, we're like great, where do we sign? ♪ >> the group formed as a punk band, was soon drawn to a new sound. ♪ ♪ i'm going to tell you all why ♪ >> reporter: what did you hear in rap? >> first time i heard something totally rad camp i was like, set know what it is, but i want
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that. ♪ >> reporter: they signed to a new label, death jam records who got them a gig opening for an up-and-coming singer named madonna. >> we're going to play in front of gazillions of teenage girls, and they all hated us. >> reporter: hated you. >> really hated us, and our parents hated us more. >> hated us. it was terrible. >> i mean, passionately. ♪ >> reporter: but in 1986 they made their first album. mike dee played it for run of run dmc. >> get to the end, he was like, you know, you're going to have a gold album. >> reporter: were you ready for what happened? >> no. >> reporter: "license to be f r hit number one. the head line in the village voice, three jer masterpiece ♪ you've got to fight for your right to party ♪
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>> reporter: did you just go along for the ride? >> yeah, right. >> yeah. when you're 19, it's a great ride. >> reporter: but it got bumpy the next year when a riot broke out at their liverpool concert. the beasties brash behavior became a tabloid target. >> by the time we got to this incident in england, we kind of realized, wow, we've become that thing that we were make fun of, and this is not cool. doesn't feel good. maybe we should just be ourselves and not do that. >> reporter: to their own surprise the beasty boys became rap's most enduring group, producing seven platinum albums. ♪ beastie boys wion't let the beat drop ♪ >> reporter: up until 2009 when they played the boneroo music festival. you obviously didn't know it would be your last concert. >> bet their way. >> reporter: soon after the gigged a all yowk revealed on youtube. >> i actually have a form of
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cancer in the gland that's over here. >> reporter: in 2012 less this a month after the band was inducted into the rock 'n' roll hall of fame, yowk died at 47. the new caused a global outpouring of grief. >> how did you feel about seeing the size of that. >> if you had a friend pass away and that happened all over the world, people writing graffiti and doing posters, it's bizarre, but if felt really good to know that so many people cared about my friend, you know. >> reporter: we walked with the two through their old neighborhood, and you'll see how loyal their fans are still. >> thank you for everything! >> like we're a weird band. like i don't think wee supposed to be a band that lasted this long. ♪ >> reporter: do you have a greater appreciation for what you've done after you put this the trajectory of it all and the possibility of it all, the
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unlikeliness of it all and we ew documentary chronicles one of the most death defying feats of our age. alex hunnold scaled el captain rock face without any ropes or safety gear. he went back to the rock to pen a note to his younger self. >> right now you're an 18-year-old loner lost in the sea of uncaring faces that you used to work with. you'll spend most of your freshman year not hat class but at a local boulder traversing the rock face back and forth with head phones in. you prefer it to the climbing gym because you don't have to talk to anyone. surprisingly, this is the beginning of a path. you are will leave school, move into a van and devote yourself to climbing. your lack of social skills will be one part of why you take up free soloing or climbing without
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a rope. don't worry, you'llntlly find yourself right at home in the climbing community surrounded by close friends and lifelong partners. the boys love the physical movement of climb. there's a certain joy of swinging around and propelling yourself upward and the fluidity of movement. whether it's climbing trees or buildings as a kid or in national parks as an adult you'll come to appreciate the strain in your arms and the burningch yo burning of your muscles. you'll experience this joy throughout your life. no matter how many routes you climb it will always be at the core of your walls. >> reporter: he scales walls higher than the empire giant. >> he's a giant in the rock climbing community. >> no ropes, just him and the rock. >> the 3,000 foot wall in yosemite will become an all encompassing dream for your climbing life. for the first five or six years
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you're too afraid to try, too afraid to put an effort towards a solo. right now you're afraid of so many things, strangers, girls, vegetables, falling to your death. that's fine. fear is a perfectly natural part of life. you will always feel fear. >> that was scary. >> but overtime you'll realize the only way to truly manage your fears is to broaden your comfort zone. a long slow process that requires constantly pushing yourself but eventually you'll feel pretty good and climb big balls like this. >> you'll have near misses and frequently think about death. it will change your perspective. little annoyances will melt away. there will always be people calling you crazy or assuming that you have a death wish. that's fine. they don't see the amount of time and effort that goes into preparation, or your drive to do something difficult, especially if it's never been done before. but you always find purpose in
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exploring your own limits. don't let anyone else's opinion rein you in. it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks. live your life in the way you find most fulfilling. for many years climbing will be the most important thing in your life. you will put climbing before everything else, but keep an open mind. eventually you will have a wonderful girlfriend and a charitable foundation. ♪ in the end is all comes back to el captain. it will give your life direction for almost a decade. it will be your muse, the reason you get early to train and stay out for long days in the mountains. >> he achieved the holy grail of rock climbing. >> the day that you finally free solo el cap will be the finest day of your life. >> the first person in history to solo climb el captain without ropes. >> and it will also serve an important reminder that no summit is more important than the long process of getting
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in london 13 little green shacks are the eating establishment in the entire city. jon vigliotti got a look at what's inside. >> reporter: the green shelters, no bigger than horse-drawn carriages are coined of like america's version of a route 6 diner. tired travelers line up at the door but here only those with the knowledge can gain access inside. >> it's licensed drivers that sit inside. >> reporter: that makes people kate simmons the unlikely bouncer of her shelter on russell square. >> we've got many smells. >> reporter: driver's nicknames are as established as the
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histories of the huts first built in the 1870s for london's black cab drivers, the men and women who have memorized every crooked road in the city. they were established in the days of horse and carriage as a way to keep drivers out of pubs and on the road. today they keep them sane, explains the cabbie mick smith. it is tight quarters and what keeps you coming back here as opposed to something with a little more space. >> they are a shelter from the elements and from the crowds outside. >> the shelters have become so well known for their cheap eats. >> there you go, sweetheart. >> reporter: they now serve the public through the window. tracy edward's hut on warrick avenue. >> i'll mix you a crepe. >> right through this very window. >> reporter: how did he take his sandwich? >> he didn't. he wanted to be nice. >> the current u.s. ambassador woody johnsson has also been
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allowed inside. >> we've been talking about icons this morning, and there's parliament. there's big ben. there's obviously the bright red phone foote. >> green little buildings on the side of the road, no? >> reporter: tracy's little building is known for her breakfast staple, the bacon sandwich. >> awesome. >> go for it. >> go for it. >> butter and just bacon. >> yeah. >> just old and traditional. >> reporter: there used to be 61 shelters in this city but now only 12 are in business as the er and other car services for space on the road. cab drivers and their tiny green shelters are kind of like the salt and pepper of london life. full of enough wit to season any conversation and always around, at least for now. jonathan investigates
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jonathan it's friday, november 2nd, 2018. this is the "cbs morning news." countdown to the midterms. president trump continues his anti-immigrant rally ing cry to fire up republican voters. >> the democrat party is openly encouraging millions of illegal aliens to break our laws. violate our borders and bankrupt our country. >> there are four caravans headed to the u.s. and a push to ll


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