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"Good afternoon. I'm Gayle Cunningham. Our top story sources now tell ABC news the each of those pipe bomb sent to top Democrats. And the New York offices have CNN today contained a digital clock explosive powder. A battery as a power source and wiring for detonation. Here's ABC's Pierre. Thomas devices all shipped in Manila, envelopes with six American flag stamps and something else in common a return address to congresswoman and former DNC chair, Debbie Wasserman Schultz. Authorities do not believe she's involved. Investigators also do not believe the packages were delivered by the US postal service. Were they likely would have been discovered sooner the FBI secret service in ATF all involved in a sweeping national investigation and President Trump promises. The federal investigators will find out who's responsible the full weight of our government is being deployed to conduct this investigation and bring those responsible for these despicable acts to Justice a major drug ring operating in Oregon and Washington is now shot. It down. Details from eleven ninety K Xs Bradford FBI homeland security and drug task forces in Clackamas, and Washington counties have been tracking this operation. They say forty three year old Victor Alvarez, far fun from Oregon city would manufacturer crystal meth from liquid form they obtained from Mexico. They sold the math along with heroin and cocaine in Portland, Hillsboro, brash Amon hood river in Oregon they also had dealers in Tacoma, Washington. A federal grand jury handed up a nine count indictment against twenty two people. And so far they've arrested seventeen those people. Meanwhile, a new package of laws signed by President Trump today is supposed to help end the opioid crisis Oregon congressman Greg Walden helped get those bills through congress and says they attacked the problem from several angles. Pain management strategies to expanding access to different providers to provide suboxone, which is what people in treatment need for medically assisted treatment. The bills also give communities more resources to deal with treatment and help law enforcement efforts to keep the illegal drugs out of the country. Alden has been criticized for accepting donations from pharmaceutical companies, but it says his actions to investigate the crisis proved he was not affected by the contributions to his campaign. Pretrial hearing for Jeremy Christian wrapped up today. Christian is accused of murder in the stabbing deaths of two men on a max train in Portland last year. Among other things his attorneys want the death penalty removed as a possible sentence officials oak park. Michigan are banning cloud clown costumes from city sponsored Halloween events the decision made because of some people's anxieties over clowns ficials say the recent change in clown costumes that depict the ziebel characters factored in their decision.."