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it will be a day you can mark on your calendar as the moment your financial future and life took a giant leap forward. thanks for watching. i look forward to having you at the event.
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thanks for watching. >> we the jury find the defendant jason van dyke guilty -- >> reporter: van dyke was found guilty of second-degree murder in october. >> and a cover-up! >> reporter: it sparked city protests and this latest trial became a referendum on chicago police, or cpd's so-called code of silence, which was explicitly
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detailed in a department of justice investigation into the department. the 2017 report devotes a whole section to the code of silence, with the police union president admitting it existed, saying there is a code of silence everybody. everybody has it, so why would the chicago police be any different? the report also sites a sergeant as saying if something comes for as a whistle-blower in the department, they're dead on the street. marvin hunter is mcdonald's great uncle. >> that you can lie, cheat, steal. >> what verdict did you expect before you walked in if there? >> i expected a guilty verdict. to say this these men are not guilty is to say that jason van dyke is not guilty. >> reporter: now tomorrow in a separate trial, jason van dyke will be sentenced for second-degree murder and aggravated battery. he could spend the rest of his life in prison. jeff? >> adriana, thank you. the president today offered his condolences to the four americans killed in a suicide bombing yesterday in northern syria. it was the deadliest attack for
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u.s. troops since they were deployed in 2015, and a reminder that isis pose as threat. charlie d'agata continues his reporting from northern syria. >> reporter: u.s. intelligence has confirmed that isis was responsible for the restaurant's attack in manbij, a city that had been considered a relatively safe place. now the bombing is underlying how isis remains a lethal force with widespread reach. that attack in manbij happened around 150 miles from where u.s. troops and their allies have isis pinned down. as far as the terror group is concerned, any street in syria is a front line. even as isis is diminished on the battlefield, sleeper cells have increased attacks away from it, morphing from a territorial force to an insurgent terror network, launching hit-and-run attacks like this drive-by assassination of a kurdish commander traveling in broad daylight along a road miles from any front line.
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and political adviser to the kurdish government ahmed omar told us the decision to withdraw 2,000 u.s. forces from syria has only emboldened the terror group. once isis is defeated on the battlefield, why would you continue to need u.s. forces here? >> translator: isis would not be finished, they would just change their strategy and tactics. they'll have a new way of organizing and continuing their terrorist activities. and while commanders here believe the final push against isis may be over in less than two months, no one dares predict what comes after that. charlie d'agata, cbs news in northern syria. up next, a controversy surrounding this year's women's march. and later, the rescues after people were buried alive at a ski resort.
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trump administration policies and building power, but this year's event will be different, as alex wagner explains. >> reporter: millions made history at the first women's marches across the country in 2017. one million rallied in d.c. alone. but this year, washington organizers are expecting far fewer in attendance, around 10,000. several factors have seemingly contributed to lower enthusiasm -- weather conditions, a lack of funding, and controversy. >> i go into a lot of difficult spaces. >> reporter: women's march copresident tamika mallory appeared on "the view" this week, defending her association with louis farrakhan, top minister in the nation of islam, an organization designated a hate group by the southern poverty law center because of the racist, anti-semitic, and anti--lgbt rhetoric of its leaders. mallory posted this photo of
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farrakhan on his birthday in 2017, calling him the g.o.a.t., the greatest of all time. >> just because you go into a space with someone does not mean you agree with everything they say. >> but let me push back a little bit. why call him the greatest of all time? >> i didn't calm him the greatest of all time because of his rhetoric. i called him the greatest of all time because of what he's done in black communities. >> reporter: certain people have canceled their support because of mallory's association with farrakhan and the group's refusal to remove her from the board. >> the women's march rejects homophobia, islamophobia. >> reporter: sarsour understands the current controversy to be an inescapable part of building a big tent movement. >> sometimes we'll have hard co our potential as a movement, and i'm note going to turn back on this mission of an intersectional women's movement. >> organizers say a decline in participation is inevitable three years after that first
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historic march, but they point to the results of the 2018 midterms as proof that women across the country are engaged, evidence that the spirit of the march remains strong. >> okay. complicated story, but good to have you here, alex. >> good to be here, thanks, jeff. coming up, we'll go swimming with one of the largest great white sharks you will ever see.
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in taos, new mexico, two men were bury aid live today when an avalanche hit a popular ski resort. they were rescue after about 20 minutes and taken to local hospitals. the british queen's 97-year-old husband was in a car crash today. prince philip was driving a land rover that flipped on its side near the country estate. ith no injuries. two women in the other car were okay too. no one has been charged. in hawaii this week divers had a close encounter with one of the largest great white sharks ever spotted. they believe this may be deep
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blue, 50 years old. divers with the shark conservation group one ocean diving swam with the shark, as yo can see.
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finally tonight, the mission was top secret, the result unforgettable. here is mark strassmann with tonight's edition of "american heroes." >> reporter: second lieutenant jamie douglas wanted to surprise her husband.
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did she ever. jordan pruitt, also a second lieutenant, had no idea his wife was back from iraq. >> i'm back! >> reporter: anyone could see those eight months apart felt like eight lifetimes. >> what a way to end the class, huh? >> i looked back at the video and i noticed i hugged her about five times in the course of her standing there. there was a lot of moments over the past eight, nine months where, man, i could really use a hug right now. i guess that was just kind of a cathartic expression of all of that. man, it's finally here. this is real. >> reporter: what you have to realize is they've been inseparable since high school. both came from military families, enrolled in rotc in college, and launched their army careers. he popped the question, then she got deployed. >> being on a deployment this
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early in a career was not something that i thought i was mentally prepared for. >> just not being there to hug her and to kind of be that shield for her was one of the tougher parts. >> reporter: in the army, jordan's train is a physical therapist. jamie is a medic. but sometimes nothing heals like a hug. mark strassmann, cbs news, atlanta. . >> 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 jeff glor.
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this is the "cbs overnight news." >> welcome to the "overnight news." i'm vlad any duthiers. the political battle over president trump's long promised border wall is now taking on the tenor of a kindergarten spat. president trump canceled house speaker nancy pelosi's planned trip to afghanistan, saying military planes should not be used while parts of the government are shut down. pelosi told president trump he should postpone or cancel his presidential address for the very same reason. meanwhile, more workers are being called back to work without pay. major garrett reports. >> reporter: in the letter to house speaker nancy pelosi,
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president trump wrote her trip to belgium and afghanistan aboard a military jet was postponed because it would be better the you were in washington negotiating with me to end the shutdown. mr. trump called the visit to afghanistan, where u.s. troops are stationed a, quote, public relations event and suggested pelosi could fly commercial. the white house published the letter less than an hour before pelosi and several lawmakers were to depart. some had boarded buses outside the capitol. democrat adam schiff was part of the delegation. >> certainly sounds like it was another impetuous act of the president who has difficulty controlling his responses. >> reporter: pelosi's spokesman said the purpose of the trip was to thank men and women in uniform and get intelligence briefings from those on the front lines. as commander in chief, the president controls travel on military aircraft, but typically details of such trips are closely guarded. in late december, four days after the shutdown began, the president visited u.s. troops serving in iraq and described the security recautions.
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>> darkened plane with all windows closed, with no lights on whatsoever, anywhere. i know all of the things that were surrounding us were for fe >> reporter: today a white house official denied postponement of pelosi's trip was retribution for the speaker's request that mr. trump delay the state of the union over concerns furloughed federal workers might not be able to secure the event. >> no, i'm not denying. i'm saying let's get a date when government is open. >> reporter: the historically long shutdown appeared no closer to ending. >> while many democrats in the house and senate would like to make a deal, speaker pelosi will not let them negotiate. >> what negotiation table are we not at? i've never discouraged anybody from not accepting an invitation from the president of the united states. later, today the vice president and top white house adviser jared kushner ventured up to capitol hill for a brief meeting with senate majority leader mitch mcconnell, but that was
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described to us as routine and not about breaking the shutdown stalemate. and as you mentioned, jeff, the white house announced treasury secretary n going to davos, switzerland. no u.s. representation at the world economic forum. president trump's personal lawyer rudy giuliani once told a television interviewer "facts are not facts." well, giuliani went off script again, this time over evidence of collusion between the kremlin and the trump campaign. here is paul will reid. >> i have no idea, never have, what other people were doing. >> reporter: it was a stunning about-face for the president's personal attorney. rudy giuliani said last night it's possible campaign aides may have coordinated with russia in the 2016 election. >> i never said is there was no collusion between the campaign. >> reporter: but he says the president did not personally collude with russia. >> i said the president of the united states. there is not a single bit of evidence the president of the united states committed the only crime you could commit here, conspired with the russians to hack the dnc. >> reporter: since the beginning of the investigation, giuliani and the president have
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consistently denied he or anyone in his campaign worked with russia to sway the election. >> there was no collusion. >> there has been no collusion between the trump campaign and russians or trump and russians. no collusion. >> to say it one time again, and i say it all the time, there was no collusion. >> reporter: giuliani walked back the comments today, tweeting that there is no involvement in collusion with russians. but the interview appeared to be an attempt to move the goalpost after the special counsel investigation revealed that former trump campaign chairman paul manafort shared polling data on the 2016 race with konstantin kilimnik, a russian with ties to the country's intelligence service. also troubling for the president's story, his former personal attorney michael cohen today confirmed a "wall street journal" report that the president directed him to pay thousands of dollars to a technology expert to rig online polls for cnbc and drudge report in trump's favor ahead of the 2016 campaign.
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the president has denied he directed cohen to commit any crimes. >> go ahead. >> sir, did you direct michael cohen at all -- >> no, no, no. >> reporter: cohen tweeted today that he regrets his, quote, blind loyalty to the president, and we'll hear a lot more from cohen when he testifies before congress next month before beginning a three-year prison sentence for campaign finance violations in march. it turns out the scandal involving migrant children being separated from their parents at the border is much bigger than the trump administration originally admitted. the department of health and human services first said about 2700 kids were taken from their families. now they admit they have no idea. and the number could be thousands more. jeff pegues reports. >> reporter: the inspector general's report found the number of children separated at the border was far higher than the nearly 3,000 the trump administration has publicly admitted.
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family separations began in 2017 long before the administration announced its zero tolerance policy which separated migrant adults from their children as a deterrent to illegal border crossings. christi grimm is the chief of staff to the inspector general. >> thousands more? does anybody know how many more that really is? >> they could not give us a specific number, in part because that information was not tracked. >> reporter: according to the report, family separations continued, even after the president ended the policy last june. at least 118 kids were taken from their parents between july and november of 2018. last year, cbs news spoke with 16-year-old jordi pablo, who after being separated from his mother, spent months in detention in new york. "it was a cold place," he said. "we had nowhere to sleep. the aclu was stunned at the report's revelation.
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>> this is an extraordinary situation where there may be thousands of kids who we don't know about or the government doesn't know about or both, but one way or the other, we need to go back into court and get to the bottom of this. >> the report also said the administration was not able to keep tabs on separated families because the information was not stored in a single database, but hhs says they have improved their case management system. the "cbs overnight news" will be right back.
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this is the "cbs overnight news." >> the food and drug administration is one of several federal agencies recalling workers who were fur loyed by the government shutdown. they won't be paid but will be assigned to inspect food, drugs and high risk medical devices. the report come amid a report on food safety. it claims recalls of hazardous meat and poultry have gone up 86% in the last years. one in six americans gets sick every year from eating contaminated food with at least 3,000 deaths a year. mr hasne family'ss at45 eveear.
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story. >> wihen you eat a meal you wan to make sure it's safe. one researcher says recalled foods like lettuce, beef and cereal call food safety into question. we spoke with a grandfather from new york who says a tainted salad forever changed life with his wife. >> it's very sad to see her. she's not herself. >> reporter: benjamin selig has been married to his wife karen for almost 55 years, but in october, she went into septic shock. the 75-year-old tested positive for the same strand of e. coli linked to romaine lettuce. >> we used to travel a lot. we traveled together. every year. i'm sorry. this is not easy. >> reporter: selig says he believes his wife got e. coli from contaminated lettuce at home. the grandmother of four spent weeks in the hospital and now lives in a rehab facility. he says she had a preexisting kidney condition, but now needs
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dialysis three days a week. >> we should be able as americans to trust that the food we buy is safe to eat. researcher for the u.s. public interests research group. ette report foun recalls of lettuce and processed food increased from 2013 to 2018, and the most hazardous meat and poultry recalls by the usda increased by more than 80%. >> something is rotten in our slaughterhouses and in our fields. so common sense protections from farm to fork can help prevent that. >> reporter: the report recommends the fda require testing water used for irrigation or watering of produce for hazardous pathogens like e. coli and for meat and poultry products to be clear when strains are found. >> there are needs to hold companies liable when they are violating food safety plans.
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>> reporter: the national chicken council told cbs news it hasn't yet seen the report,ed a cooked. and what significantly reduces the threat of salmonella are food safety plans that the rctheysaid a increase in recalls could be attributed to tighter government standards, better testing, and technology. the american association of meat processors said procedures and safety plans are already in place to reduce these risks of salmonella. >> that's me. >> wow! >> reporter: as for karen selig, she might be able to go home this weekend, but life will be very different. so e. coli completely changed the ball game for you and your wife? >> oh, absolutely. she can't be left alone at all anymore. i'm hopeful we can get her back to some more normal existence, an that's what we're hoping for. >> they certainly are. both the fda and the usda said
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their safety inspectors are still working, despite the partial government shutdown and did not comment on the report. in florida, parts of the coast are still dealing with red tide. that's a toxic algae bloom that's been spoiling the waters for 16 months. the florida fish and wildlife commission says red tide has claimed the lives of nearly 600 sea turtles and more than 200 manatees and 127 bottlenosed dolphins. it's also doing a number on the state's crabbing industry. miguel bojorquez reports. >> reporter: i keep sticking with it and we'll have a good year, but we need these to get bigger. >> reporter: shane is talking about a florida delicacy, stone crabs. it's harvesting season, and the fourth generation crabber is not catching many worth selling. >> there should be ten of them little ones and ten big ones in there. >> reporter: fishermen blame the so-called red tide. we reported on the toxic bloom in august, which choked marine
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life, even manatees. runoff from industrial agriculture is believed to make it worse, and warming waters may extend its impact. >> what you see is akin to pouring gasoline on a forest fire. >> reporter: richard johnson, who owns a supermarket on sanibel island says businesses on dry land have been hurting too. the sanibel captiva chamber of commerce estimates the island lost $46 million in revenue in the last five months of 2018. johnson formed a coalition to pressure incoming governor ron desantis to live up to his campaign promise to clean the waters. >> if we don't properly manage water and make good decisions in the state of florida with water management, we're going to lose paradise. >> reporter: eddie barnhill feels he already has. >> this is like hurricane irma coming in here and sitting on it for 12 months and just destroying everything. >> reporter: his fish house, which used to process stone crabs now sells ice. >> but for me to have to steer
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. >> tell me about the joy of playing music. explain the joy to me. where is it? >> something that when it's perfect, it's like -- ♪ >> it's like being lifted out of your body. it's like you're not there anymore. and it's so -- it feels so good. ♪ >> reporter: no matter how loud the crowd cheers, something about playing in charlottesville, virginia keeps dave matthews grounded. what's it like comes to play here? >> it's always harder to play at home. it's a weird thing. always a homecoming is always joyful, but you always want to do better. i wrote a lot of those songs in that pink warehouse. it pink? what color is that, peach? >> yeah, it's pink. >> reporter: although dave matthews now lives out west, he says his roots remain here, where his eponymous band gand
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its trip to the top of the charts. >> i couldn't have a better experience than to play in this band in my life. i want some other experiences, but i don't feel like i'm entitled to them, because jesus, how can this happen to one person. ♪ >> reporter: blessed with fame but also generosity, the dave matthews band has made a habit of sharing its good fortune. you've given away more than $40 million. >> what? [ laughter ] what? put an end to that immediately. here is crescent halls. >> reporter: the band recently committed $5 million to reimagine public housing in charlottesville. beginning with a complete renovation of this residential apartment building downtown. >> things are falling apart. elevators don't worry. and it's amazing that you can be in the middle of everything and still be this neglected. >> reporter: you talk about feeling roots in
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charlottesville. you bounced around a lot before that. >> my father and mother are south african. my dad was a physicist, and he did research at uea. he passed away when i was a kid. and then we went back to south africa for the support of family that was there. >> reporter: matthews went to high school there while the segregationist apartheid was still in place. >> and then when i finished high school, i got my call-up papers to join the military there, and i thought that's not something i'm desperate to do. and so i moved back to the states. but when i came back to america, i suddenly -- it was like everywhere i looked, there was racism. and it was sort of amazing, but it hit me in the face all the time. >> in the name of the commonwealth, you are commanded to immediately disperse. >> reporter: charlottesville itself was hit in the face in august 2017 with the white supremacists. how did that make you feel as
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somebody who put down roots in charlottesville? >> i don't know if it's an irony, but i was in south africa, and i was with family there, and -- excuse me. and my friend brian phoned me and said i think i've just witnessed a murder. i think i've just witnessed a hate crime. it's very hard when you look at what happened in this town, the destruction of a beautiful possibility. and it just broke my heart to see it happen. but i do think that maybe we can make some beautiful progress out of that. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: that progress for matthews started with a concert for charlottesville in 2017. >> charlottesville is a place full of hope.
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>> reporter: which featured performances from justin timberlake, pharrell and ariana grande. >> and then the cherry on top of all cherries, stevie wonder showed up. ♪ superstition >> it was the most amazing concert. we said what are we going to do? well, let's do something real. >> reporter: for the band, that meant expanding opportunity. in addition to repairing this apartment building, they plan to replace every public housing unit in the city of charlottesville, all 376 of them. >> we are hoping that it's going to jazz people. >> reporter: it is a transformative effort. residents joy johnson and audrey oliver have been pushing for for nearly 20 years. >> it would take all of this area -- >> reporter: they showed us the first soon to be site of new public housing in a generation. so is this a turning point? >> i would say yes, yes. i think this is the turning point. >> but just to have someone come in and say what can we do to help. >> the inequities and the lack
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of access are like in every town. it seems like something that should be remedied, and we are fortunate enough to be able to at least push it in the right direction. >> so when the buildings are built here and people are living here and it's the grand opening day, what's that party going to look like? >> only, i'm going to dance like hell. >> yeah, we're going to celebrate. >> we're going to celebrate. >> we're going to celebrate that, yeah. >> reporter: will you need musical accompaniment? >> oh, yes, oh, yes. >> reporter: so i booked you a gig. >> oh, good. >> reporter: of course, getting a date won't be easy. loyal fans have kept the dave matthews band on a road pretty much since their first gig in charlottesville nearly three decades ago. are you going to be touring until they take your boots off? >> i don't know. i have no idea. i dream about going and living in a hut in kenya and growing facial hair. ♪ but i feel very grateful for
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a giant frozen frisbee looking thing 100 yards across has been spinning circles in the middle of a river in maine. from the air, it looks like the dark side of the moon, but what is it really? we sent david begnaud to investigate. >> reporter: this is the story of what came around, came around. you know how kids love "frozen" the musical? this is "frozen" the mystery. looking at it, you might understand why some think it's the far side of the moon. others joke that hey, it came from aliens. well, the cold hard truth this morning is this did not come from oer if symmetry in nature ha u're lking, welcome westbrk, mai. >> westbrook is now famous for this spinning ice disc in the river, which is great.
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>> i have a big question. how did the ice get big? >> reporter: it is a whopping 300 feet wide. the frozen disc had been spinning on the presumpscot river for the last 72 hours, but it stopped yesterday. that didn't stop the people who wanted to see it, though. >> i was just talking to my sister in england. i said we've made national news. and she said no, you haven't made national, you've made international, and you were just on the bbc. >> a natural phenomenon taking place in the u.s. state of maine is mesmerizing people around the world. >> what is going on here? it's maine. the air is cold, you get ice. >> eric fisher is a chief meteorologist at our sister station wbza in boston. he says the ice can be driven by the current of the river, but also in the temperature changes in the water underneath the ice. eric says that creates a vortex that causes it to spin. the shore in this case acts almost like a grinding wheel. where the ice hits the coast and it starts to shave off, and it creates this perfect pizza shape
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of the ice disc there floating in the water. >> they're fairly rare. we may hear about these once or twice a winter. >> reporter: steven daily specializes in river ice hydraulics for the army corps of engineers. he says while they're not unheard of, the ones he's seen are much smaller, ranging from 30 to 50 feet. >> they have the perfect combination of air condition, ice production and flow conditions. and it may not happen again for a number of years. >> reporter: so about 18 hours ago, it stopped spinning. and what happened is you can see the ice disc, the bottom corner of it has sort of attached to the side. so the ice is formed, and now it's stuck, if you will. but that hasn't stopped people from coming to see it. i mean, this is like the main tourist attraction in town right now. you know its 2019, so the ice disc has to have its own twitter account. the most recent tweet, anyone have an ice pick? i have few frosted flakes stuck.
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>> send a guy to maine in the winter and you get jokes. is that a joke? that's the overnight news. it's friday, january 18th, 2019, this is the "cbs morning it's friday, january 18th, 2019, this is the "cbs morning news." get ready for a big freeze. tens of millions of americans coast to coast are in the path of a major winter storm. the government shutdown is four weeks old and is reaching a new low. the game of retaliation in washington. and gearing up for this weekend's women's march. why enthusiasm may be lower this year. ♪
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