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Is America the in Morning from Westwood One. Good morning I'm John Trout. It's Thursday July 20th, 2023. Here's what's coming up on America in the Morning. The family of the US soldier apparently being detained in North Korea is hoping he gets to come home. We don't know what that bloody soccer mangani washington. Police are now casting out on Carly Russell's kidnapping claim after she claimed to have seen her toddler on the side of the highway. I'm Lisa Dwyer. The president of Israel addresses the United States Congress. Great confidence in Israeli democracy. I'm Clayton Neville. There are more allegations beyond football of hazing within Northwestern University's ...and programs. softball I'm Ed Donahue. Chris, The New News, Political Future. On Wall Street investors are calling the rally a bull market. Netflix out with mixed quarterly results. I'm Jessica Edinger. California high -speed chase ends in suspects arrest all ahead on America in the Morning. It's now seven after the hour. More details are being learned about the soldier who bolted across the EMZ and entered North Korea, including that he was held in a South Korean jail for more than a month of America. ...supposed to fly home and be discharged. Washington correspondent soccer Magani Report, the family of the US soldier apparently being detained by Pyongyang is hoping he gets to come Home. He was on his way back here to United States. He was on his way home. So it don't make no sense to me. Something just got to be going on in his head to make him feel like he need to or whatever. Like, I don't know. We don't know what to think about it. Private Travis King bolted across the Ordering border to North Korea a day after he was supposed to return to a Texas base. I know he a bad place, a bad situation, and I'm hoping that they let him come home. And he'd be back around his mama or get him some help or something like that. Myron Gates, King's uncle, says King joined the army to do something positive. King was headed to the U .S. face to discharge after serving 47 days in a South Korean prison on an assault charge. He's the first known American held in North Korea in five years. He's trying to be like his brother. He wanted to do something positive. So that's what he chose to go to the army. Gates says his nephew needs to be around his mama and get help. I know he in a real bad place. Mangani, Washington. Nine after police in Alabama are now casting doubt on Carly 's alleged kidnapping after she claimed to have seen a toddler on the side of the highway and went missing two for days. Lisa Dwyer has details. A 25 -year -old Alabama woman who disappeared for two days after calling 911 to report a toddler wandering on the highway told investigators was she abducted and forced into a car. Detectives are still investigating where Carly Russell was was and what happened to her between the time she went missing and her return home on Saturday. But investigators have been unable to verify most of Russell's initial statement. Police say that in the days before her disappearance she searched for information on her cell phone about Amber Alerts, a movie about a woman's abduction, a and one -way bus ticket from Birmingham, Alabama to Nashville, Tennessee. Her phone also showed that traveled she about 600 yards while telling a 911 operator that she was following a three four or -year -old child in a diaper on the side of the highway. I'm Lisa Dwyer. The president Israel of addressed a joint session of Congress yesterday and some members chose to boycott the the United President Isaac Herzog to the joint session of Congress. Members of the Congress, I have the high privilege and distinct honor to present to you, His Excellency Isaac Herzog. The president's speech came amid some concerns in the US over a proposed those overhaul judicial in Israel that could limit the power of some judges. Some call it a threat to democracy. The president spoke about the plan the momentous debate in Israel is painful and deeply the United had a distinct message. As president of Israel, I'm here to tell the American people and each of you that I have great confidence in Israeli democracy. The comments came as some members Congress opted not to be in attendance for the speech. There's been some criticism against Israel in Washington including from Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib, who spoke this week on the House floor. Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International, Israel's own largest human rights organization, Beit Selim, all agreed that Israel is an apartheid the United States. President Herzog addressed the criticism. Questioning the Jewish people's right to self the nation is not legitimate diplomacy, it is anti -Semitism. House Majority Whip Tom Emmer her office. Let me be clear. Any anti -Israel your office. Or action will not, it will never and will not be tolerated so long as are in the majority. After his address to Congress, the Israeli president met with Vice President Kamala Harrison signed off a on a $70 million joint investment on food security and climate. The Biden administration also announced yesterday it has a tentative agreement to let Israel enter the US visa waiver program. I'm Clayton Neville. It's 12 after. When we return on America in the Morning, unacceptable hazing at this major college university. After these messages Let's. time. Hey, I'm Andy. If you Nomi, it's probably because I'm not famous. But I did start a men's grooming company called Harry's. The idea for Harry's came a out frustrating of experience I had buying razor blades.

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