Wednesday, October 18, 2017

A deputy in Baldwin County, Georgia, Charles Gillis shot 18-year old Jamel Jackson after Baldwin Sheriff Bill Massee told WMAZ TV that Gillis made a mistake, pulling his gun instead of his Taser to restrain Jackson.  Jackson was treated and released the next day while Gillis is on paid leave.  See for yourself in today's "Video of the Day"


President Trump renews his push for tax reform amid controversy over comments he made alleging past presidents did not call families of fallen soldiers. NBC News Radio National Correspondent Joe Gomez joins Tony from inside the beltway to break it down.


U.S.-backed Syrian forces celebrated in the streets of Raqqa on Tuesday after gaining control of the city that once was the heart of the Islamic State's caliphate, dealing a major defeat to the extremist group that has seen its territory shrink continually since this summer. It took thousands of bombs dropped by the U.S.-led coalition and more than four months of grueling house-to-house battles for the Syrian Democratic Forces (the "SDF") to recapture Raqqa, marking a new chapter in the fight against the group whose once vast territory has been reduced to a handful of towns in Syria and Iraq. "Liberating Raqqa is a triumph for humanity, especially women," who suffered the most under IS, said Ilham Ahmed, a senior member of the SDF political wing.  ABC's Tom Rivers is following and has the latest with Tony from London.


As North Korea warns that a nuclear war could break out at any time, there is word that they have resorted to cyber theft as a way to bring in money.  We'll look at their extensive cyber theft program, and their recent targets. PLUS They call it the Chinese "Game of Thrones"  ....the Chinese Communist party congress, held once every 5 years.  It begins Wednesday in Beijing.  How could it affect world policy?  Will there be change in leadership?  NBC News' Bill Zimpfer is tracking developments from the Foreign Desk and joins Tony.


Dr. Charles Pemberton has worked with the Boy Scouts for years and joins Tony today to talk about the state of scouting.

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