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right now at 11:00, from the red carpet to prison. tonight we're getting an inside look at felicity huffman's life on inside. new video and photos shows felicity huffman as she serves her sentence in dublin, a facility some critics call too cushy. the details on that, marianne. >> reporter: her daughter and her husband both visited her this weekend here at this minimum security facility where inmates are allowed to walk around outside the barbed wire fence. far from the red carpet this
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week actress felicity huffman walked the grounds of this federal low security prison in dublin. wearing a green jumpsuit and a white baseball cap she walked out to a parking lot to meet her eldest daughter sophia grace and husband actor william h. gracie with no guards escorting her. a former desperate house wives star. >> i would do everything for you. you are my daughter. >> reporter: now has a less glamorous identity. prison inmate 777806-112. many people we talked to tonight felt she should serve more. >> i think it's a rather short sentence. >> why even give her a sentence at all, because yeah 13 days is nothing. >> reporter: jennifer myers served 14 months in prison for drug charges and advises people who serve time.
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>> it's going to take her time to get over t. >> reporter: huffman's 13 day sentence comes after she shelled out $15,000 to have her daughter's sat corrected. more than 30 parents all tied to an alleged fixer. so far ten of those parents have been sentenced. nine of them to jail time. and according to the u.s. attorney's office no another three are changing their pleas from not guilty to guilty and are expected in court monday. but former full housechange of . she pleaded not guilty to paying half a million dollars to singer to get her daughter ipcollen co and is expected back in court in january. and while she's here huffman has to get 5:00 a sunday, bue' ente supervised release. >> thanks very much. now to our other top story
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the bay area on notice once again. pg&e may shutoff power in some areas wednesday, maybe thursday to prevent fires from breaking out. that's because of dangerous sonoma t have ns. another power safety shutoff. earlier this month the utility cut electricity to about 2 million people. pg&e has since faced criticism for how it handled that shutoff. >> watching similar to what we saw last week, mid-week, offshore winds increasing especially for those north bay mountains where gusts will be about 45 miles per hour. perhaps not looking at wind speeds nearly as strong as some of the val es but humidity levels in the 20% range and we'll talk about
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could linger through the download the nbc bay area app. that's where you're going to get tailored weather forecasts for your area right there on your phone. well, tomorrow is the last day for victims of recent wildfires to file a claim against pg&e. as many as 100,000 californians are eligible for payments for damages. only about 30,000 for filed claims, though. it's possible many victims don't know about the deadline or just too pizy tryi busy to get their back e i in place as part of pg&e's bankruptcy plan. a controversial billboard in san francisco's south of market wants breed's job. lled s raci. has no problem with the way that poster depicts the city's first african-american female mayor. in fact, she says she hopes it
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prompts mayor london breed to debate her before the election the o weeks. so but we asked some of them to take a look. >> it's a really bad, terrible poster. >> do you find it offensive at all? >> i do. >> it looks like she's supposed to be a roman emperor, a mob boss or thi campaign is sponsore they market to describe it. >> counting her money all the way laughing to the bank. at the same time we have homeless people dying. and to her the homeless people are numbers, just numbers. >> reporter: another section of the billboard includes a child seemingly being kidnapped and the phrase stop slavery and human trafficking in san francisco. the bill board kind of makes it seems like you're saying she's directly responsible for that. >> i think theillboard makes it. >> the advertisement is being denounced tonight by
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the local naacp chapter. >> we cannot be silent in the face of this kind of bigotry and racialized expression in the politics of the mayor of mayor london prebreed's re-election campaign put out a statement calling that billboard disgraceful. reporting live in san francisco sergio quintana, nbc bay area news. >> former secretary of state hillary clinton made a trip to the bay area today. she's promoting ae was joined b chelsea clinton. n a book tour. it's a group of essays that highlight women who made a difference and also talked about the current political climate.
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>> how do i do something to care about children in cages on our border or the contempt of the rule of law and violations o th minneapolis on thursday. investigators looking into the dramatic explosion and fire at the new star facility in crockett hope to gain access to the scene this week. workers spent the weekend draining ethanol and water and foam from that site. a report released late friday shows there was no unusual activity at the site when those tanks one contract worker was trapped by the flames for 20 minutes before escaping. he's all right. three people are dead after a rollover crash in the south bay. tonight police are searching for answers. happened about 11:00 northbound jose. chp said the car c sedt belts and if another have been involved.
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it might just be the last thing cal students living in hillside dorms might expect, flooding. but that's exactly what happened last night when a car crashed into a nearby fire hydrant. and this is video of the aftermath. you can see the spray of the hydrant shooting way up into the air. it forced students to evacuate. water was gushing for two hours before they coul she staircase flying down outside open or. so it would drape out. but, yeah,t damage was>> ll, to still muddy. there's the dilemma of how to fix water damaged rooms and 20 students have been displaced. b.a.r.t. riders be aware, b.a.r.t. is warning riders in san francisco to expect delays of 15 to sunday through the rest of this year. b.a.r.t. is using one track
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between the embarcadero and the 24th street mission station. a close call after a tornado touches down in dallas just barely missing at&t stadium during tonight's dallas cowboys football game. tonight we're going to show you the damage that was left behind. >> and a new mission for quantas airlines. we'll explain the unique testing done on passengers. a tower, back out
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philadelphia eagles squared off. well, the dallas cowboys and a tornadoes touched down ipdallas. you're looking at new video just into our newsroom in the last half-hour or so. you can see major damage to several stores in the strip mall. so far no word yet if anyone was injured, but there have been reports of collapsed buildings and downed power lines. dallas police say they're going door-to-door to make sure everyone is safe. demolition in new orleans you may remember a little more than a week ago when the upper floors of the hard rock hotel collapsed. three people were kill in that collapse. crews feared more damage would be done if the construction cranes didn't come down. small explosives were used to
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take them down. work crews say they're workibods two missing. a top diplomat from ukraine expect today testify on tuesday. william taylor said, quote, i think it's crazety to with hold security assistance for hem with a political campaign. if he does testify this week he's going to join the administration employees to talk to lawmakers behind closed doors. the white house has refused to cooperate with the impeachment inquiry with centers on a whistle-blower complaint that the president pressured ukraine to dig up dirt on joe biden. >> the pentagon says the 1,000 troops president trump plans to pull out of syria are not coming home to the u.s. instead they will be redeployed overseas in the fight against isis. richard engel reports from northern syria. >> reporter: tonight kurdish forces say they pulled back from a flash point city along turkey's border. a key condition of the u.s. brokered cease-fire.
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president trump has been praising his cease-fire with turkey for troops to come home out of danger, out of the home. >> reporter: but briefing reporters on a flight to afghanistan today defense secretary mark esper says that nearly all u.s. troops in syria are not coming home but going to iraq. >> the current game plan is for those forces to reposition into western iraq and then to -- two missions. one is to help defend iraq. and two is to perform a counter isis mission as we sort through the next steps. >> reporter: that's not what th today. >> and now the president believes we've accomplished a significant part of our mission and he wants folks to come home and we're beginning to work on that. >> reporter: what is clear is what turkey wants. under the deal it cuts with the white house turkey is to take control of a roughly 20 by 250 mile area in syria which it
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plans to fill with mostly arab syria live. and they fear they'll be thousa already on the move. the cease-fire is supposed to end on tuesday when the white house hopes it will become a permanent peace deal. but turkey has already sent reinforcements to its border and kurdish commanders here tell us they expect a new assault. richard engel, nbc news, northern syria. new at 11:00, a donald trump supporter was taken away from hg bear spray on counterprotesters. it was a chaotic scene on santa monica's pier yesterday. circling and then unleashing spray from the canister and ran back to spray protesters already on the ground. the suspect was arrested shortly after that. no one was seriously hurt. new video showing the president of italy's vis to
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he was in san francisco, met with mayor london breed and homelessness was one of friday. visited two companies before heading to stanford for an innovation forum and today he's on his way back hours? the airline just set nonstop commercial flight from new york to sydney. 19 hours. the boeing 787 dream liner touched down this morning. let's be specific here, 19 hours and 16 minutes. researchers from the university of sydney performed tests on the selected passengers and pilots trying to figure out how the human body responds to traveling over so many time zones. >> the first one was research. we're researching the effects of lth of data thanat g also the dise. fght ni offer daily flights from new york to sydney by the year 2023
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but they needs airplanes that can withstand the flight on a daily basis. got to get those built before that can be a reality. >> a street in berkeley is getting renamed. it will eliminate the one way street between university and alston and create a wider two way street. now the city wants help to remain that part and placed a chalk mandarin garden site. almost anything goes. it only rules nothing disrespectful, mean or vulgar. >> i think it's reflective of the berkeley community here. there's people making jokes but there's also a lot of people who are civil rights leaders, people who have done really amazing things for this community. so i'm really happy about it.
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>> final decision expected early next year. i'm going to suggest road. >> there's a charge with having a street with no name. >> how about street with no name? >> we're going to see a little return to summer depending on what roads you're on. 80s around berkeley and there's a chance we might see 90-degree temperatures by thursday. so let's take you outside right now. and there's a very pretty view looking out at city hall from sutro tower you don't get that view when it's foggy and no fog to look thruresn the upper 50s after a high of 68 degrees. tomorrow likely running in the 70s and even san francisco has a chance of some 80-degree temperatures this week. right now san jose mostly clear, 59 degrees. high of 74, likely the coolest temperature we'll see to start the week. and look at the air quality too. you'll not qualities for the bay and inland east bay.
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and as winds pick up we're not expecting spare the air day but keep an eye as the winds start to decrease and air quality issues later this week. speaking of the wind moving onshore keeping the more relative mois air, the marine air in a big spike in temperatures and especially some fire dangers especially around the north bay hills. we've got winter like temperatures for a few spots in the morning low 40s and then rebounding by 30 to 40 degrees warmer by the tri-valley. upper 70s around hayward. up around sfo. san francisco into the 70s. and up towards the north bay numbers asworm numbers as warm as 87. high pressure building back to the coast. low pressure dropping down to the rockies building that
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offshore pressure gradient as the winds start to turn offshore. that's going to drop humidity levels even overnight into thursday morning as wind speeds start to accelerate around the north pay. that is our top fire concern. areas around napa county, lake county and northern sonoma county. thursday, friday, we'll begin to bit but next weekend could trend interesting especially if this area of low pressure tracks a little bit farther to the west. right now you may see a light chance of snow showers inhe era. with high pressure off to the west you might see more north wind for next weekend. right now it'll be a lot cooler as that pattern starts to establish itself next weekend, but you have to watch for those dry gusty conditions midweek that will be boosting temperatures around san frsc but you've got at least tuesday and friday to the valleys the key thing there for the mountain tops above 2,000 feet, top fire danger, strongest wind
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will likely be late wednesday into thursday where we could have red flag warnings for the mountains and power issues watching around for california wednesday and thursday. >> and we can see if that shutoff is different than last time. >> right now the elevated status pg&e has not over as large an area but wind speeds could get similar especially for the north bay mountains. a big announcement for the state capitol. it could mean new competition for jose earthquakes. we'll explain that. and new push to save a local shop in the south bay, but the ownership of the show says the
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soccer fans get ready, california expected toetgu socc team. the city of sacramento setting up for a big announcement tomorrow. they're setting up right in front of the capitol building wildly rumored the minor league team sacramento republic fc is moving up to the major leagues.
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they're going to have bagels there, i just saw that. the team is throwing a big block party in downtown. starting at 6:00 a.m. and sacramento reportedly planning on building a whole newethi sdi. that would be beautiful. people say a new team is acity >> downtown feels like a big metro city. and i feel it's just another piece that's going to slowly create that kind of feel, that urban el for. >> the republic fcdes on public university safe from earthquakes but not all buildings are up to code. more on the alarming report next. tv just keeps getting better. how you watch it does too. this is xfinity x1. featuring the emmy award-winning voice remote. streaming services without changing passwords and input. live sports - with real-time stats and scores.
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recapping our top stories, actress felicity huffman is now halfway through her 13-day prison sentence for her involvement in a college admission scandal. a new video shows a
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huffman scene walking out to the parking lot of the prison husba. critics say the punishment is too light for the>> a controver drawing attention to the mayor's race. that was sponsored pie a challenger to the mayor. the billboard is being called sexist and racist. tomorrow a coalition of asian-american political leaders are going to be hold a news conference to voice their opposition. 30 years after the loma crater earthquake new building standards in the bay area have increased safety but we learned dozens of buildings and public universities around the state don't meet those standards. senior investigate stephen stock has been digging into those buildings.
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>> results like this have prompted administrators to rethink whether they need to fix or campus. we dug through those recent t campuses across the found state that engineers now say could put students and faculty in danger during the next big earthquake. you're watching a computer simulation of the real stresses an actual earthquake puts on various buildings. simulations like these help? gen ears better predict that buildings some initially thought were safe are in fact able to withstand a real earthquake. >> and we're kind of understanding what the faults are capableof, how much energy they're releasing. >> reporter: this civil engineer owns mar structural design. he says earthquakes have resili
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buildings. >> they actually have to transform, dissipate energy, remain stable. >> reporter: and mar said not u challenge. that's why officials at cal state east bay dismantled this warren hall in 2018. this tower which once held the president's office is now wante many of these problematic buildings are still standing in the university system. so we teamed up with our fellow nbc investigative teams in l.a. and san diego to request seismic safety inspections for every public university. the records we've obtained so far show 591 structures poses serious risk during an earthquake and need to be retrofitted or replaced. >> it's agh, a lot of people don't ev >> reporter: iare listed as pro needing to be replaced ldgs
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listed as priority two and also need to be replaced. >> and campuses have a similar set of priorities. >> reporter: the campus knows first-hand how destructive an earthquake can be. school officials were forced to red tag and implode this student dorm. what's peag dobeing done to fix nine buildings. >> most of them were red tagged and not in use. some of them are going to be retrofitted. some of them probably will not. they will be demolished and replaced. >> are people in danger? it's on the second list, but are they in danger of anheeismic review process retrofitting was done onho buildings. deemed the buildings all inhabitable but there is still more work to be a will be done once funding is freed up. >> the system lists 65 buildings
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statewide. but the vast majority of college buildings that fail to make the grade are on uc campuses according to the data we obtained. the uc system is currently in the midst of a two year process to inspect every structure on all nine campuses. 68 of those highest risk buildings are at berkeley. another 69 at uc davis. they include fire and police headquarters, research centers, major classroom buildings, a medical center, even a lab handling radioactive nuclear material. >> lure looking at the buildings that may bprr knowledge sph. ago. >> how bigk are some of >> yes, they'reei these buildings? >> it's a really great question. the safety standards are really high, and they're worried about these extreme rare gigantics. the same thing in 1906 happenin time.
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it's lik delay. >> officials for the statewide university with california systems presidents office refused to answer our questions on camera. but they did send us a statement that reads in part, quote, the university of california believes it is important to p proactively upgrade its buildings and the university is seeking to exceed standards and quote the university is exploring sources to help including a bond put to the voters in march of 2020 to help pay for all the needed retrofits. a price tag that experts tell me says she followed all the s of le posh bagel in santa clara. trying to rally the community around her busy. the owner says her lease ended in march. she got together with the landlord and agreed to a new
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deal apparently just verbally, though. two weeks ago the landlord says a korean barbecue restaurant is moving in and she's got to move out. how about this you can experience an entire theme park right from your car. the new immersive science that can
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an entire theme park in the back seat of a car. that is what one startup new im virtual reality experience. contessa p contessa brewer got a look at what they be the future of the back seat. >> reporter: it's like a theme park in the back seat.
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is there any danger of the driver getting hit in the back of the head? a virtual reality experience incorporating realtime data from the car's computer on breaking, speed and turning. so the car's stopping and the game is stopping too. >> so it's synchronized in realtime. so when the car accelerates your virtual experience accatersive reduces motion sickness as well. >> reporter: in a proof ofrs pi a halloween experience this month at universally installed ineh 2021 incorporating gaming, entertainment, even education. >> a lot of people want to work while they're on the depot but if tay get motion sick they can't. and if it's motion synchronized you can be even more productive. >> reporter: think about the manufacturer of these head sets or the content creators,
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discovery, disney, universal. ford is particularly interested in what customers have to say after experiencing the hollow ride for halloween here at universal. >> as we're connectivity in the vehicle we're interested in learning about the types of experiences that our customers are interested in. >> reporter: hollow ride will inceptivevise the customers to make it standard in their vehicles and share revenue with options and so are mercedes and. in a statement audi tells us the car entertainment and gaming harbor enormous potential for transforming a routine trip from a to b into the a digital experience. and those experiences are likely to be more complex and more mobile. >> vr is typically vocation based experience and a home experience. this is an opportunity to take the content we've been building
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and put it in a place where the consumers are. >> reporter: and increasingly the consumers are passengers. with the driverless cars of the future those commuters may find themselves free to take on other challenges. i'm having a very hard time interviewing you and shooting demons at the same time i have to admit. perhaps it's also what multitasking in the future looks es,ew, cnbc business news. a bay are again. and tonight the new technology he's using to find helpless >>an and temperatures. when we'll see peak
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an oakland man went to thes cats that got stranded after hurricane dorian hit the islands. now that man and his drone are back in the pay area. this is the second pet usedrry r beloved dog. miraculously the chihuahua survived after hurricane dorian leveled their home. he helped find socks along with 30 other cats and drones using his infrared camera. >> they just dploe against the cold ground so it's easy to pip point where the dogs are and then we can have the rescue teams on the ground and find them. >> reporter: 120 mile an hour winds crushing homes and leaving at least a thousand are still
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missing. douglas who's from oakland first used his drone last month to help find pets in the rubble. but he realized he could do more so he returned home to oakland, outfitted his drone with heat seeking imaging and headed back to marsh harbor. >> i thihi something really ecause iwi ani they don't suffer so much. >> reporter: it's a race against time. more than five weeks after the hurricane hit many pets are facing starvation. >> you could see they were chewing on particleboard trying to survive. >> reporter: this dog douglas nicknamed duke is the very first pet douglas rescued with his drone. but weeks later no one had adopted duke so douglas did. >> he was in the absolute center of where the hurricane was, and how he ever survived is just unbelievable. but i love animals, and i giv h home here in oakland.
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>> reporter: now a bond borne from disaster begins as douglas plans to head back home to the bahamas monday to rescue more dogs. >> speaking of which we all know the saying dogs are a man's best friend but last night one dog also became a lifesaver. check o vid from vackaville everyone was inside, they were sleeping until maggy started barking until they woke up and she did want stop until they did. and the family got up and out of that house as the flames engulfed it. vacaville police say thanks to maggy no one was hurt. and a big shot out to maggy right now. >> a firefighter there. >> good to go, maggy. >> we're going to get the summer like temperatures and seven day forecast. they're not typos. you're going to have a hard time
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believing some of these the bayb fog out there. pretty nice night. 59 degrees. probably the last night we'll see of 60 degree temperatures this week as temperatures climb towards the 70s tomorrow. and mid70s to wrap up the weekend and notice the humidity. 81%, highs only in the 70s and 60s closer to san francisco. we've had the ocean air-conditioning turned on over the last couple of days so that's actually helped at least temporarily reduce some of the fire danger around the bay area. theow air-conditioning has helped ond see a the day tomorrow with maybe a patch or two and 40s to 50s to start and highs tomorrow starting the upward climb. 70s in oakland and 82 degrees in santa cruz. se of our hill sides and how they dropped from the red flag warning last week
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closer to the red line, the maximum dryness where they could be this time of year down to where they are now, closer to seasonal averages. that was the switch back. what's likely to happen, though, as the wind pattern turns back off chauffeur is we're going to see these same levels spike. that's the dryness factor of th levels, gusty winds and increasing temperatures which we'll get a case of that setting up heading into wednesday and thursday. driest conditions will be wednesday night into thursday where you have those gusty winds picking up especially in the north bay hills. the stronger winds will be on the higher hilltops put if you're in the valleys you may not notice a lot of wind until after sun rise thursday morning. dry and gusty conditions and maybe the east bay hills mid to late mor wind speesdweekendfor
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snow cast but could b north winds, not as warm as what we're seeing setup for this middle part of the week but could be more dry conditions this time next weekend. san francisco, taste of summer like temperatures especially as you go into the valleys. low 80s wednesday and thursday, and valley temperatures as the winds start to ease, later thursday could see near 90 degrees. and that is the triple threat we don't like to see high wind speeds, low humidity, rising temperatures. all those factors come into play especially in the mountains wednesday and thursday. >> let's find out what's coming up in sports. here's dave feldman. >> hello, it's a big week for bay area football. the 49ers hungry to start out 6-0 for just the third time in franchise history. they were playing on a slopp
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this sunday, president trump st chief of staff mulvaney with his chief of staff admitting a quid pro quo with ukraine. >> we do that all the time with foreign policy i have news for everybody, get over it. >> stunning many republicans. >> i have no idea why he said what he said
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>> prompting mulvaney to deny his own words. >> i think mulvaney made it very clear. turkey, syria and the kurds. president trump's green light to turkey >> the kurds are much safer right now. >> leads to a bipartisan condemnation by the house. >> the
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