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it's friday, november 13th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> well, good friday morning. we begin with the breaking news months in the making. the likely death of the terrrrist kwn as jihadi john. the masked man, a british citizen seeee in videos beheading journalists steven sotloff. >> his real name, mohammed emwazi was tracked by the u.s. for months. he was targeted in a u.s. drone strike as he left a buildingnd entered a vehicle in the isis stronghold of raqqah. that is in syria. one official telling abc news it was a 100% direct hit, and that evaporated. >> new details about the killing are still coming in this morning. abc news investigative producer james meek has been working his sources and joins us live. james, jihadi john was not the head of isis, but the u.s. military really wanted to get him. how long were they track him,
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>> ll, good morning, reena. john. emwazi. he was unmasked finally in a series of leaked news reports early in the winter of this year after presiding over the video beheading of a number of u.s., british, japanese aid workers and journalists. they've been track him for quite a long time. and thentelligence agencies of the u.u. finally zeroed in on hiss location. and gotthe green light to attack him with a drone strike in raqqah, syria. as he was exiting the vehicle, a drone missile hit the vehicle he was in. and as one official said to me, evaporated. and on the impact, leaving his car in flames. >> okay, so james, we're getting that from one official. but will the u.s. ever have 100% confirmation that he is dead? and how will they possibly try to confirm this? >> well, they may not ever 1010,
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but they can come close, because ey will be looking -- they'll be l ltening to the chatterf isis operatives, as well as social media and other chatter, cell phones of people in the vicinity of the strike will be talking to eachother. the group may acknowledge, it's possible, jihad john's death. by the way, he was called jihad john because some of the hostages called several british captors who were particularly brutal to them the beatles, sort of a way to identify them. and he was known as john amongst the so-calald beatles of these isis hostage takers. >> and you also spoke to the mother of murdered journalist james foley just a short time ago. he was seen with jihadi john just before his execution. what was her reaction to all of this, james? >> well, the foley family has been anticipating the possibility of the man who at least on video presented himself as their son's killer.
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what diane foley told me tonight is she said, you know, if only so much effort that was undertaken to find and kill jihad john had been undertaken to find and rescue her sonon and the other hostages who were subsequently murdered by isis in a very high profile way over the past 14 or 15 months or so, that would have been something she said was very small solace to learn that jihad john had been killed in an air strike. and she said, you know, the government just doesn't get it. it doesn't bring them their son back. that was their point. and they are -- i don't think they're going to miss jihad john, but i think they would have preferred to get jim back alive. >> and that's soo understandable. one mother's grief and several othe families who likely very much feel the same way. james meek, part of our brian ross investigative unit. james, thank you so much for your time this morning. and that major strike on a member of isis coming just hours after isis claimed carried out
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deadly attacks in lebanon. at least 43 people were killed in twin suicide bombings in beirut, one of the deadliest terror attacks in recent years. it would be especially ominous if those claims are true since isis has not recognized affiliates in lebanon before. well, s sdents at more than 100 college campuses nationwide staged walkouts and rallies to show their solidarity with protesters at the university of missouri. >> it was called the million student march, and it was planned before tensions erupted at missouri. but protesters say they used the opportunity to speak out against overt and subtle forms of racism that they say pervades most campuses. >> escalating complaints about race issues has prompted yet another resignation. the dean of students at claremont mckenna college in southern california has stepped out. >> and a new man in charge at the university offmissouri, at least for now. as elizabeth herr reports, he is ready to work with activists on campus to resolve tensions.
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>> reporter: the university of missouri wasting no time meeting their new interim president, michael middleton, a long-time law school professor. >> we all know that the university has faced its share of troubling incidents, and we recognize that we must mo forward as a community. >> reporter: it was just on monday that now former president tim wolfe and the university chancellor announced their resignations, vow bowing to pressure from students from what they saul racial profiling on campus. >> really what is at question is the racial climate on campus. >> reporter: raising concerns, and some already getting results. >> i committed to them that we will work to make this the best yale it can be. >> reporter: yale devoting $50 million to increase faculty diversity and ithaca creating a new chief diversity officer position. but back in missouri, the situationtill tense, witit thehe
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legion of black collegiates tweeting this photo of a vandalized sign outside the black culture center. and social media pictures showing nearly empty lecture halls after two missouri college students posted threats online against black students. both students were arrested, and yesterday 19-year-old hunter park was in court and denied bail. prosecutors say he told investigators he had a, quote, deep interest in the oregon mass shooter. kendis and reena, back to you.u. >> thank you so much. the ststent protesters are getting no sympathy from the republican presidential front-runners. donald trump blasted the campus demonstrators, calling their demands crazy. and he slammed the former university of missouri president chancellor for stepping down. >> i think it's disgusting. i think the two people that resign ready weak, ineffective people. i think that when they resign that. >> set something in motion that is going to be a disaster for the next long period of time.
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tolerant, i guess you might say accepting infantile behavior. i don't care which side it comes from. >> ben carson added that the two sides need to sit down and have an open discussion. >> okay. so speaking of charm, he also had some explosive words for carson about his self-proclaimed troubled youth. trump poked fun at carson's account of trying to stab as friend as a teenager, showing supporters in animated fashion you might say that a belt buckle couldn't stop a knife. and he likened carson's past temper to a child molester. >> if you're pathological, there isiso cure for that, folks. okay? theris no cure for that. and i did one of the shows today. and i don't want to say what i said. but i'll tell you anyway. i said that if you're a child molester, a sick puppy, you're a child molester, there is no cure for that.
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we don't want to talk about that cure. that's the ultimate cure. >> well, trump alsoold the crowd a a a ralal in iowa that carson went into a bathroom and came out religious. then he said don't be fools. it dlesn't happen that way. overnight for a crue ship passenger. the woman was a passenger on the norwegian pearl and jumped from the ship about 20 miles off the coast of cuba. the pearl is chartered for an electronic dance music cruise. and on its way from miami to a mexican caribbean resort. she is the second cruise ship passenger to go overboard this week. okay. we're going to switch our gears right now. in lasas night's nfl gameme it looked like e ristmas came a little bit early. the jets were in all green, and the bills were in all red. >> it was the start of the league's color rush experiment which willontinue on thursday nights. as for the game, the bills scored nine points in nine seconds, thanks to field goal and a fumble return for a touchdown.
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and despite a jets comeback, rex ryan and the bills win it, 22-17. >> so it's not unusual actually for people to look future that one unique thing that sets them apart from everyone else. >> from kanichi ito of japan, that unique thing is running on all fours. at the 11th annual guinness world records in tokyo, he ran 100 meters if 19.71 secos, shattering the world record. >> the fastest man on all fours says he spent nine year how monkeys move to improve his technique, hence the nickname monkey man. saying hussein bolt has nothing to worry about from that guy. coming up, we're going to wrap our continuing covereref shia labeouf's movie watching. >> this is your favorite story. >> it was of the week, by far. plus, the alleged who will be home for the holidays now that he has been cleared of a crime made famous in the movie "good fellows." and this is something i
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we're tracking breaking news overnight. the isis terrorist known as jihadi john believed to have been killed in a u.s. drone strike in syria. he of course is a masked man seen in gruesome videos beheading hostages, including the u.s. repororr james foley. urces tell abcews that it was a 100% direct hit, and that jihadi john basically
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in the meantime, here at home, a stunning verdict has been reached in an organized crime case that has captivated the nation for nearly four decades. >> an aging mobster here in new york has been acquitted of charges he helped plan the legendary lufthansa heist in 1978 that inspired the hit film "good fellows." mj burkett has the details. >> reporter: -year-old v vcent asaro was triumphant and astonished. amid the bewildering&crush of reporters and photographers, he said not even john gotti got this much coverage. freedom he said felt good. >> i'd like the thank my two lawyers. without them, i wouldn't be here now. and i would like to thank the u.s. marshall service for treating me great. >> now i think mr. is an sa -- sa -- charged with helping
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mastermind the daring 1978 lufthansa heist at kennedy airport. at the time, the largest heist in american history. just over $6 million in cash and jewels. some of the robbers were killed f, and others testified against asaro. but the defense raised doubts about their motives and their credibility, saying the case was just a lot of yada yada yada. >> the k k too winningnghe case is thaha our client isnnocent of the charges. >> reporter: the verdict here was a major blow to the prosecution. the fbi and the u.s. attorney's office spent years building this high profile case. to many, asaro seemed destined to die in federal prison. that clearly will not happen. >> okay, so that was actually a big heist back this the day in 1978. it was $6 million heist. if we adjusted it for inflation, that's about $21.5 million today. >> that's a lot of money. >> it was really auge heist there. when we come baba, the big
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annonocement from actor david hasselhoff. and it's a big day today for justin bieber and one direction. the skinny is next. >> world news continues after this from our abc stations. i believe lieve we're still worth the fight you'll see there's hope for this world tonight
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>> the 63-year-old actor took to youtube and twitter, announcing that he has made a major change in his life. we'll leave it to him to explain. >> i've been known for david hasselhoff for years. now i have made it official. david hoff. >> yeah, well it turns out however the name change appears to be just a publicity stunt for his new show "hoff the record." it's airing in the uk. hasselhoff rep tells page 6 it's part of an ad campaign that laununes in australia this weekend. >> oh, like off the record. >> get it? >> all right. next up. let's move on to this wonderful day that it is. friday the 13th. but we're all lucky. justin bieber and one direction with new album. >> both acts are dropping new albums today. but at least one critic from "the new york times" is referring to them all as joyless boys. >> what? >> i know. blasphemy. bieber's purpose he writes is less of a contribution to popular music and more of a plot poinin in bieber's ongogog narrative of himself.
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d you get that? the theme of the entire album that a pseudo sort ofoutlook. get it? >> i think that writer is just sour. >> yeah. >> in the meantime, british boy band, and they are a band, one direction is also releasing its new album today. but maybe being seen as more of a place holder. in march they tragically lost zane malik when he left the band. in august they announced it would go in hiatus next year. critics say it shouldn't affectt their musus sales because one direction n s always been less ofof musical p pposition than a marketing one. i think those people are thinking way too deeply about these groups. come on. of joy this morning. >> daniel radcliffe is now officially among the stars on the hollywood walk of fame that , honored with the walk's 2,565th star. he shaved his head. the 26-year-old who captured the world's hearts at the tender age of 11 as wizard in the harry potter films. >> he still captures a lot of people's hearts. >> he does.
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radcliffe has sincecearned his stripes in several other movies andadwayy plays. his latest film victor frankenstein will hit theaters on november 25th. >> we'll have to look out for that. finally, an update on our continuing coverag that we've had over the last few days. we've had a number of crews on another hollywood star. >> shia labeouf. >> yes. >> your guy. he has been camut since tuesday inside new york's angelica film center, live streaming himself watching all 27 of his movies in reverse chronological order. it's apparently finallyy ended. his cinematicc marathon with his debut in disney's "even stevens". >> disney is our parent company. labeouf called it all my movies project for nearly three solid days. was glued to thaseat that you see there. he didn't shower, except for ten-minute breaks. i went down there to kind of check it out. the line was so long, one person
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well, topping our headlines this morning, the death of jihadi john, the mass excuser who became the symbol of isis. a u.s. official now presumes he has been killed in a drone strike. >> it caps off another busy week here at home of racial tensions, crime, and political thter. here now is our weekly friday rewind. >> we got frustrated with eac othehe and that iss why i stand beforor you todod and i take full responsibility for this frustration. and i take full responsibility for the inaction. >> it's really just about getting fairness, not just about tim wolfe resigning, but getting equal rights. >> the mizzou community for one of the first times i've ever seen stand together united. >> nothing is more important than this badge that we wear in our uniform. tonight that badge has been
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>> i meme, j jt smile a a bust out laughing at the sky like he is almost talking to god. >> was hurt in the last second of the recording. >> this is a bomb by aquill philliat isis. in the sinai isis has fully eclipsed al qaeda as the gravest terror threat in the world. >> you knew they were guilty during the olympics? >> i was aware that it was a very, very, very, very, very high possibilily. >> the burden of proof is not going to be on me to corroborate everything thatt've ever talked about in my life. we have much more important things to do. >> if you try and hit your mother over the head with a hammer, your poll numbers go up. i never saw anything like it. >> ronald reagan. >> ronald reagan walked away at reykjavik. he walked away. he quit talking when it was time to quit talking. >> can i finish. >> why does she keep interrupting everybody? >> and we're going keep investing in the facilities and
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the care that you need when you need it. >> hope is not lost today. >> i sort of feel like when he is revealed to us, like he will be t luke skywalker we know and love. that being said, if he is evil, i think that would be so interesting and so fascinating. >> oh, so many people waiting for that one. >> yeah. an eventful week ahead, of >> yeah. the president heads to turkey, malaysia, and the philippines this weekend. >> and a b b trip. ande should point we're j jt hours away from hearing whether russn athletes ll get banned, some of them will get banned from next year's olympics in rio. >> and don't miss our updates on facebook. wnnfans.com. >> this is "world news now"
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decades. good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> and i'm kendis gibson. here are some of the top headlines. breaking right now, the terrorist known as jihadi john has aarently been killed in a u.s. drone strike in syria. he is the masked man seen in gruesome videos beheading hostages. full live coverage coming up. on the attack. donald trump taking aim at his closest competitor. trump put on a live demonstration for supporters to mock carson's stoto about trying to stab a friend. and he has alsoo had more t than a few choice words for campus protesters. dramatic video shows high winds making it nearly impossible to steer a passenger jet landing at a british airport. the plane swerved so badly that the pilot at first reported a mechanical problem. and in this country, there were very strong winds in the upper midwest overnight. they're whipping up huge waves on lake michigan and lake erie. travel disruptions are likely, as are power outages and property damage. those are somom of our top
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of n nember. >> from abc news, thiis "world news now." >> well, good morning to you. we begin with that breaking news. the cia had been on the trail of jihadi john for more than a year, but hours ago he was the target by a u.s. drone strike over syria. >> yeah, he had become the face of islamic terrorism through a series of beheading videos. c's molly hunter joining us now from jusalem, workininthis story. molly? >> reporter: a direct hit overnight, possibly killing one of the moso wanted men in the world. jihadi john, the british terrorist with the islamic state front and center in those disturbing beheading videos. real name mohammed emwazi. the u.s. has been tracking him for months now. hours ago, a cia drone strike targeted a figure leaving a a building in raqqah, syria, getting into a car. one u.s. official telling abc
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flawless. seen for the first time last august beheading american journalist james foley and again beheading american steven sotloff, american aid worker abdel rahman kassig, and many, many more. his voice was disguised, but his british accent recognizable. >> reason to fan our fear. >> wearing a ballafter being identified, disappeared from all isis videos. he attended the university of manchester. he is believed to have traveled to syria in 2013 and joined isis. in a statement to abc news, the parents of murdered hostage james foley said the air strike against jihadi john was of small solace. quote, this huge effort too aftete this deranged man filled th hate when they can't make half that effort to save the hostages while these young
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americans were still alive. it's unfortunate that the government doesn't get it. they think it gives us solace, but it doesn't. american officials believe emwazi was killed based on what they observed of that hit. the car that he was in burst into flames and that's , reena and kendis. >> a lot of people were sayin he basically evaporated with that hit. >> and can you tell what's does this mean for america's broader fight against isis? >> reena, if this is true, this is a big win for president obama. his syria policy has been marred with challenges and controversy. and as we find out more today, and if it turns out that emwazi was actually killed, this is proof that the intnt and coordination are working. >> all right. abc's molly hunter reporting from jerusalem live for us this morning. molly, our thanks to you.
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now to the race for the white house. the gop front-runners firing off about the protests at the university of missouri and campuses across the country donald trump blasting the students and the school officials who stepped down under pressure. here is more from abc's john carl. >> reporter: donald trump is weighing in with expxpsive words ononhe protests over racacl inequality at the university of missouri. calling the protests disgusting and the school's president and chancellor weak for stepping down. >> i think it's disgusting. i think the two people that resigned are weak, ineffective people. i think that when they resign, they set something in motion that is going toby a disaster for the next long period of time. >> it is our duty to fight for our freedom. >> reporter: protests over alleged racial incidents escalated this week when t t colllle football team joined in, threatening not t t play this weekend. students are demanding more black faculty and staff and more money for campus wide diversity
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programs. similar protests spread nationwide to other college campuses. yale protesters shouting down a professor. >> if that is what you think about being in class, you should step down. >> reporter: ben carson, a yale graduate called the protest there's infantile. >> well, w wre being little bit tooooolerant, i guess youou might say. accepting infantile behavior. now, i don't care which side it comes from. >> reporter: in stark contrast to donald trump, jeb bush and student protesters at the university of missouri had, quote, legitimate concerns. while he wouldn't say whether or not the president should have resigned, he said he probably missed a good opportunity to have a moment of healing by making it clear that the university had no tolerance for racism. jonathan karl, abc news, washington. now to another embarrassment for the secret seice. a uniformed agent has been arrested for sexting someone he believed to be a 14-year-old girl. the recipient was actually a state trooper posing as the
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girl. some of the communication we're told actually took place while lee moore was on duty working at the white house. he is also accused of trying to arrange a meeting with the girl. mooror reportedly admitted he had contacted other 14-year-old girls. whoever killed a young indianapolis mother inside her own home may face a second murder@charge because the woman was pregnant. there. >> have been no arrests as yet. and abc's brandi hitt reports. so far the case has police baffled. >> reporter: the search is on for the gunman who shot and killed 28-year-old amanda blackburn here inside the pregnant mother's indianapolis home. during what police believeveas a home invasion robbery. >> take a l ltle romantic getaway. >> rorter: here is amanda in a recent youtube video posted with her husband, local pastor davy blackburn. he told police after getting home from the gym tuesday morning, he found his home broken into, his wife on the ground shot in the head. and the couple's 1-year-old son, seen in this halloween photo,
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shooting. >> amanda was an amazing person. she was good mother. and a good wife. they had such aappy family. >> reporter: the couple hadad moved to indianapolis just a few years ago to start the resonate church, and appeared to be in love. police are investigating another home invasion in the same area just hours before the shooting. >> our detectives are following up on several promising leads. this appears to be a random act. >> reporter: in a statement, davy blackburn said i have not only lost my ministry partner andsupport, butut also my very best frieie. inveveigators say no family members are considered suspects in this case as they now comb through footage that was captured oh neighbors' surveillance cameras. reena and kendis? >> thank you so much. surgeons at the cleveland clinic are preparing for the first uterus transplant ever performed in the u.s. the surgery will allow a woman who doesn't have a uterus, had it removed or suffered uterine damage to become pregnant. eight women from around the country have already started the
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screening process to becomehe first papaent. the uterus won't b b rereved after a woman had children so that she could stop taking powerful anti-rejection drugs. sweden the only country where the transplants have been successful so far. a new government study finds a significant jump in the number of children with autism. it finds that 1 in 45 american children are autistic. about 2.2% that works out to be. but researchers warn other studies find the disorder is less common. well, policere crediting a phililelphia convenience store kidnapping. something didn't look right to him when a man and woman went tc use the atm. he confronted the man, sheltered the woman in the store, and then called the cops. police say that the man had kidnapped the woman, a doctor, from a hospital parking garage and forced her to make withdrawals at atms. it's amazing how alert that attendt was to knonothat somethinin is wrong. >> glad to know she is safe
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if you ask most traffic cops, and they'll tell you they haveeard every excuse in the book when they pull drivers over. >> but when a nortrn california officer hit this car, this was one of google's driverless cars. it turns out the officer stopped the car, no, not because it was speeding, but because it was going too slow. 24 in a 35 mile-per-hour zone, causing traffic to back up. >> absolutely. so he -- didn't give him a cket. >> google is going to have a ticket now. got to pay. coming up, just a couple of kentucky girls hanging out. >> i love this story. we're talking about jennifer lawrence and our o diane sawyer, the oscar winner, talking about her new attitude when it comes to hollywood. and the nation's newest medal of honor recipients simply selfless. but first, a chilly spot on the map. 13 degrees in anchorage. i'll be there inhree weeksks >> really? >> yeah. it's not going to be fun. >> are you going t tbe anchoring
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. this army general has been removed from his post as top military aide to the secretary of defense. ash carter would only say there are allegations of misconduct against lieutenant general ron lewis. in word on what lewis might have done wrong. he has beeee reassigned w wle the my investigates. carter and lewis have worked together, though, for several years. a former army captain has been given the military's top honor not only for his extraordinary bravery, but for his personal sacrifice. >> he is known best by his friends as flow, but this morning the nation is calling him hero. >> reporter: as captain florent growberg r reived medal of honor, friends had tears in his eyes. >> he says it was the worst day of his life and that is the
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stark reality behind these medal of honor semones. >> reporter: in afghanistan, he was escorting brigade commanders and an afghan general when he noticed a suspicious man walking backward. the former university of maryland track star acted quickly. >> flo sprinted towarddhim. he noticed an object under the man's clothing, a bomb. >> reporter: groberg and another soldier pushed the man away and to the ground where the bomb detonated. the action caused another suicide bomber's weapon to detonate prematurely, my job was simple, protect the principles. no matter the outcome. >> reporter: groberg's leg was severely injured, and four of his fellow soldiers died, though more would have been killed if groberggad not acted. >> he showed hisis guts. he showed his training. that's an american we can all be gratele for. >> reporter: but it seemed it was the faces in the audience more than the president's words that moved him. >> i got four families that don't have a father, a son, a
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>> reporter: after the ceremony in appropriately gloomy weweher, he paid tribute. >> this meldaeld belongs to the true heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice. >> reporter: groberg says he'll try to be a better american for the rest of his life because of those four individuals. reena, kendis? >> he's got such a great story indeed. >> and he spent three years recovering from his wounds at walter reed medical center. and that's where he met the president. but these guys return home from the war and they still carry so much with them. anan jack, our producer upstairs saying it's pretty incredibl when he went to the podium to speak to the media that he remembered all four namesnd he honored them, of those who have fallen. >> i'm sure he lives with their memories constantly. he is now medically retired from the army. >> what a true hero. well, coming up, the young actress making headlines for taking on hollywood's pay gap. >> "hunger games" star jennifer lawrenen opens up toto our own diane sawyer about the trap women everywhere are facing.
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okay. so she has made a name for herself on the big screen of course adds a warrior. and now she is making headlines off the screen as an activist. >> we're talking about "hunger games" star jennifer lawrence, bucking the system that made her a star. as she tells our own diane sasaer, she is takakg a stand for women everywhere. >> reporter: jennifer lawrence, a dazzling hybrid. young, irreverent, and a hollywood powerhouse. the final games of the hger games is about to arrive. she is katniss embodiment of strength in the face of fear. offscreen, lawrence herself has been making news in a kind of warrior challenge all h h own. when hackedd e-mails about her movie "american hustle" revealed that she was paid less than her male costars, she wrote about it saying if she was honest with
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herself it was partly because she had fallen into a trap that women face, not wanting to seem difficult or spoiled, while men don't have to care. >> i felt like i -- i had to say something. because we need to talk about it. on average, women are paid 21% less than men. we can ask for the same exact thing that men do. and we do face the reality that we do get judged more. >> reporter: now several of her co-stars are speaking out for her, adding to the chorus of voices speaking for women everywhere. >> i would just hope that there is no longerr a separation. oh, it's a female-driven movie. >> point down a little. >> reporter: we spent the day together. >> your form is just horrible. >> reporter: we are two kentucky girls born 45 years apart, eating hometown barbecue in my kitchen. she also took me to new york's union square where ten years ago she was the new kid in town when
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her pickture and said okay. >> i'm only going to sign in the modeling agency if they'll let me act. which came out of nowhere. >> you were already making demands. >> i was already negotiating. >> reporter: a young woman who is already leaving a legacy, as a girl who awakened a generation of tiny fans, showing them what it's like when you believe in yourself. >> it was so much fun watching her and diane together. >> two kentucky girls hangigi out together there. > actually thought diane had great for by t way with that bow and arrow. >> absolutely we should point out that the final chapter in the hunger games opens up on november 20th. and, you know, in that interview, which was really a wonderful interview, if you get a chance, go online and look at it, jennifer lawrence says that she is just playing an actress on tv, but it really has impacted the lives of young girls all over. >> it's trueue and women everywhere as wellll and she is raising a very important issue. and a lot of times it takes someone from hollywood to say
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world to sort of pay attention. it's great that she is using her star power for such a great cause. >> yeah, it is. of course she is an oscar winner. she won best supporting actress for "american hustle." we'll see how the hunger games does at the box office and beyond. >> are you a fan? >> i got into it after the first one. >> and she is an incredible actress, i have to safe. i really enjoy watching her as well. >> and she is besties with amy schumer. >> yeah. >> coming up, what is happening at the box office this weekend? >> angelina jolie, brad pitt on the screen together. what diane keating is hoping will become the next christmas
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time now for our favorite segment of the week on insomniac theater, checking out two movies opening this weekend. >> first we start with a movie written by and directed by angelina jolie. essentially jolie's honeymoon project with co-star brad pitt. this is set in the 1970s. it's centering on an author with writers block and his former dancer wyche. with false eyelashes at a european seaside resort. >> mr. and mrs. smith it ain't.
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movie about grief, but it's apparently the audiences who will be grieving. rotten tomatoes is giving it a splat with a dismal 26% approval. and it's hard to find any critics who likes it. so get this. ap's jack coyle writes it's too langed which and artfully accessorized to work as intended. and more pointed calling it an unabashed vanity project thaha struggles to turn its own beautiful inertia into a virtue. >> okay, well, i do like ankle. >> and we like brad. up next, on a much lighter note, what is trying really hard to be the next holiday staple. love the coopers. it stars diane keaton. in typical fashion, the best laid plans fall comally short. case in point, daughter killing time inn airport to pick up a stranger to bring home. night. >> oh, no way. morning.
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look at this. you're going to spend christmas by yourself eating dinner at wetsel's pretzels? you deserve a crazy pull out all the stops homomcooked meal and i can guarantee you that you would make my parents so happy. >> oh, something tells me h shows up. the star-studdedast including marisa tomei, alan arkin and the voice of steve martin apparently not quite enough to save this movie from itself. susan turner says slaus himself would walk out o o the theater. but it may be too willing to jerk tears but its heart is in the right place.
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this morning on "world news now," breaking news. the u.s. targeting the man known to the world as jihadi john. he was the masked man who became a symbol of isis after beheading an american and over hostages. u.s. officials now presuming he has been killed in a drone strike. breaking details from our brian ross team straight ahead. and donald trump on the attack, taking on his closest rival, dr. ben carson, even demonstrating a fake stabbing and asking how stupid are the people of iowa? plus, what the president thinks about trump's immigration plan. thehebig questions right now in italy. are italian olive oil makers trying to fool you when it comes to what is in their bottles? plus a "world news now" exclusive. an inspired story. we're going to catch up with the world's oldest yoga instructor. she is 97 years old and says she has no plans to slow down, even after reena attended one of her sessions.
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friday, november 13th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everyone on this friday the 13th. >> are you feeling more zen? >> i do feel more zen. and i walked away with life lessons from this woman. all the interviews i've done in my life, she is top three. i meanransformed the way i ink about life, this woman. >> i look forwardo seeing that story. >> and i just want the say, you're a big workout junkie. even you would have had problems. >> had a tough time keeping up with the 97-year-old yoga instructor. we want to start with the notorious terrorist known as jihadi john. he is believed to have been killed bay drone strike in syria. >een in so many of t tse gruesome beheading videos had been tracked by the u.s. for months. abc's chief investigating correspondent brian ross has been following the story overnight and has the very latest now f/r us. >> reporter: the world first came to know jihadi john a little over a year ago when he
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appeared in this video wearing a black mask, holding a knife and threatening the life of american journalist jamesfoley. s voice was disguised, but he could not hide his british accent. >> you have plotted against us and gone far out of your way to interfere in eastbound affairs. >> reporter: one after another, he psided over the murders of foley, american steven sotloff, and peter kassig, but who britons and then two japanese hostages. >> our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people. >> reporter: earlier this ar, hiss true identitit was revealed to be mohammed emwazi seen here wearing an american baseball cap, the s of kuwaiti parents who emigrated to england. he was spotted by teachers as having a violent streak. one teacher told the bbc that at the age of 11 he was put in anger management therapy. we would find thatt he would get very angry and worked up and
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>> reporter: flaunting his role as executioner, emwazi became one of the world's most wanted men. in a statement to abc news, the warrants of foley said the air strike was of small solole. quote, thissuge effort to go after this deranged man filled with hate when they can't make half that effort to save the hostages while these young americans were still alive. it's unfortunate that the government doesn't get it. they think it gives us solace but it doesn't. ryan ross, abc news, new york. >> so interesting to hear mrs. foley's comments. it so heararwrenching. ile it is a huge get for the u.s. government, they put resources. they wanted to get this man because it also sends a message to other militants across the middle east that you are going to do this, justice will be brought at some point. but for these families, they're not getting their loved ones back. it has in many ways transformed
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at the hostage policy situation. >> but it does give them little bit of clclure. but it definitely does not change the war on isis. there will be other high value targets i'm sure as well. and speaking of isis, it might be -- may have expanded its terror operations into lebanon with a deadly attack. the group has claimed responsibility for twin suicide bombings in beirut that killed at least 43 people, one of the worst such attacks in lebanon in years. until now, isis has not had a recognized affiliate in lebanon, but its forces are fighting in neighboring syria and iraq. so many say a spillover is not surprising. an ohio man is under arrest for the alarming way that he tried to help isis. official says he used social media to promote violence against members of the u.s. armed forces. the 2525ear-old akron man kepep opening newtwitter, facebook and tumblr accounts as fast as the sites suspended him. his posts included photos, names and even addresses of service personnel.
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okay, to politics now and donald trump stepping up attacks on fellow front-runner ben carson. trump said the pathological temper carson described to himself in his memoir cannot be cured any more than a child molester can be cured.d. trump also mocked carson's account of trying to stab a friend, demonstrating to suppters in iowa how a belt buckle couldn't stop a knife. and he also doubted carson's religious awakening. okay. so-so far no comment from the carson camp. but president obama had plenty to say about donald trump after the last debate. he joined the choruru of criticism over trump's promise to deport millions of undocumented immigrants. in an exclusive interview with abc's george stephanopoulos, the president called the plan unrealistic and unamerican. >> donald trump is speaking about history. he wants to bring back operation wetback from president eisenhower and deportation force. what would that mean? >> well, i think the name of
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sosothing about the dangers of looking backwards. d the notion that we're going to deport 11, 12 million people from this country? first of all, i have no idea where mr. trump thinks the money is going to come from. it would cost us hundreds of billions of dollarto execute that. imagine the images on the screen flashed around the world as we were dragging parents away from their children a putting them in what, detention centers and then systematically sending them out. nobody thinks that this is realistic. but more importantly, that's not who we are as americans. >> much more on what the president had to say later t ts morning on "good morning america" and the entire interview on "sunday this week." the faa says pilots from the
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corporate jet all reported they had the powerful light shone in their cockpit. there have been more than 5,5,0 reports of laserer strikes so far this year. the university of missouri has named the retired federal civil rights attorney and one of the first blackgraduates of its law school as interim president. michael middleton says he is no stnger to what he calls systemic racism on campus, and he is promising to work directly black activists oissues of racial inequality. well, from coast-to-coast, prototters took part in a million student march to show solidarity with the universjty of missouri. walkouts and rallies took place at more than 100 public colleges with demonstrators calling for free tuition and $15 minimum wage for campus workers. the weather throughout overnight is not rain or snow, it's actually very strong winds in the midwest, especicily around the great lakes. the region h h seen gusts as high as 66 miles an hour. >> wow.
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what's causing very high waves on lake michigan and lakeshore is flooding likely. the strong winds could also be a problem for travel, both airline and highway. and they may cause some power outages. well, today of course is friday the 13th, a day most consider very unlucky. but it turur out that it can actually be very lucky for some lottery players. >> in at least five years alone, mega millions players in sns in michigan have one more than $5 million. and with a jackpot of $200 million for tonight's drawing, this particular friday the 13th could be the most profitable yet for some lucky winners. so what does this mean? do we have to fly to michigan? get someone in michihin to buy the ticket? >> you can p py -- well, michigan is a lucky state. but we can play the multimillion-dollar lottery anywhere and see if we have luck on this friday the 13th. >> all right. coming up, black friday is just two weeks away. so what's the world's largest retailer doing to make things a
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some of italy's top olive oil brands are under investigation this morning, accused of passing off regular olive oil as extra virgin. seven companies including bertoli and carapelli came under scrutiny after a magazine reported the allegations this year. extra virgigi oliveve oil iss more expensive and processed without chemicals or heat. italy is the world's second largest olive oil producer after spain. and here at home, retails are hoping to soon see merchandise flying off the shelves as the holiday shopping season shifts into high gear. >> this year something different. some major retailers arere derest defining the whole notion of what black f fday means. here is abc's recca jarvis. >> reporter: you no longer hav to endure this. to walk away this. >> we got a tv! >> reporter: walmart announcing that for the first time ev, most of those famous black friday door busters will be
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available online at walmart.com starting this year at 12:01 pacific time thanknkiving morning.g. and for those who prefer a more hands-on shoppin experience, the main event kicks off inside walmart stores at 6:00 p.m. on thanksgiving. the world's largest retailer promising there will be plenty of the most popular products. deals including this 40-inch hdtv for $149. an ipad air 2 for $100 off. and toys like this "star wars" light saber, 5 bucks. and walmart isn't alone. target launching ten days of black sundays. already eight black friday deals on sale now. as they have in years past, walmart will be handing out wristbands for the most in dedend products. so as long as you havee one of these, you get the door buster. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. coming up in our next half hour, a stung verct i the
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he was charged in that notorious $6 million lufthansa heist nearly 40 years ago, inspiring thie "good fellows." from facing life in prison t t life as a frere man. first, meet the woman who is considered the oldest living yoga teacher. we'll tell you why she is now being called the real life forrest gump. the "world news now" exclusive is coming up. reena gets a close-up with her. >> and let me tell you, she beat
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>> she has been bending, retching, and breathinger wayy into longevity since the coolidge presidency. but her positive message today, it's really timeless. >> beautiful. >> reporter: meet the real life forrest gump. >> listen to your heart beat. >> reporter: 97-year-old, like gump, has witnessed historic moments firsthand and met with some of the most influential icons like bob hope, the dalai lama, and deepak chop. but unlike the famed character played by tom hanks -- >> run, forest, run! >> reporter: her secret isn't rung >> shrift them off your back. >> reporter: it's stretching. and her longevity has made her the world's oldest living yoga teacher. born in india, tao moved to france and had success model fog famous designers like coco channel. when world war ii broke out she found herself drawn into the
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resistance against nazi germany. it was then that she realized the power of positive change in teaching yoga to others. >> the nicest thing that i could is when somebody can't do something and i show them they can. >> reporter: she toured the u.s. and even wtote over 300 film scripps, combining a career in show business with her love of yoga and call to social activism. she has walked with gandhi and martin luther king jr. but she credits her uncle who raised her with teaching her compassion and acceptance. >> never look down on anybody. know that even a farmer may be illiterate, but knows more about the soil than you do. so you're illiterate. >> what is your secret about life? >> when i wake up in the morning i say this is going to be the best day of my life. >> reporter: you really say that totoyourself? s. whatever youou put in your mine
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so don't materialize anything negative. materialize everything positive. >> reporter: she has broken her wrist and had three hip replacements. but tao doesn't count the injuries or even the years. and she has no intention of slowing down. >> i'm not interested in what i can't do. nothing is impossible. >> reporter:n fact, tata learned to dance when she was 85. since then, she won more than 700 first place dance prizes, even traveling to countries as far away as india where she danced with a famed bollywood choreographer. >> she is a gift. and i think whoever has come across her, they allll feel blessed about her. >> reporter: tao has inspired people all over the wod, young or old. she makes quite an impression on her students. >> a little girl 6 years old said to me, tao, what are you going to do when you retire?
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i said i'm going to dance my way to the next planet. she said oh, that makes sense. we put a man on the moon. when i get to be yiur ag i'll be able to find you. >> do you ever think about death on the other side? >> no, no. i have a feeling that this is not the end of life. this tiny little planet. >> reporter: and she offers this advice for a younger generation. >> don't procrastinate. tomorrow never comom. one minute after midnight it's already today. >> reporter: wow, look at you. i wasted no time trying to figure out her moves. >> never stop trying. >> reporter: that's tao, master of yoga. >> may the light of yoga join your body, mind, and spirit. >> reporter: and of life. >> to bring you peace, to bring you love, to bring you health.
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lead us from the unreal to the real, from darkness into light of inner knowledge. shanty, shalom, amen, amen. how cool. >> she is hands-down one of the top three people i've ever interviewed in my life and such an inspiration. she also has a new book out, "dancing light" for anyone who is looking for a christmas gift. it tells her whole story. she really believes whatever you manifest in your head comes out. she is a classic example of how thinking positively can transform your life. >> andnd i love her whole theory of living in the moment. one minute after midnight is a new day and to start each day as if it's different. what was like the big inspirational moment that you got from her? >> that i would have to cut off my legs if i wanted to get into those yoga positions. that's just one of the many takeaways i learned. >> she is very flexible.
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and now it's time for the mix. i love kid videos. and especially this one. it's a little girl who decides it's time to sell her little brother to a pet store. take a listen. >> what do you think you can sell him for? >> $1 or $2 or 3. >> is that a lot? $54? >> 5454 it s snds like yououe been thinking about this. >> because i really, really want a toy owl. so that's why. >> we'll tell your brother and buy a toy owl. >> little rachel says $54 if she sells her brother for that amount she'll get the toy owl. >> i love that she has actually thought than, plotted it out. i were the brotherr'd be watchingngy back. > who doesn't like twins. we all like twins. here is a different version of what i'm talking about. okay. this is a wedding in india where you have twin brothers marrying twin sisters, and the presiding priests, identical twins as well.
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dresses that were identical. and the boys also purple tops. twins. impressed? >> o oy. very interesting. >> welljust wait until you see the polka. >> okay. >> not twins. >> not twins. >> but something like that. let's do this thing! hey, politics and all the weather, all the scores, that's the world news polka >> by george, i think he's got it! the skinny is our gossip sheet, that's the world news polka it's late at night, you're wide awake and you're not wearing pants so grab your world news now mug and everybody dance do the world news polka . > i'll t tch em. i'll teach themhe world n ns polka is what i mean.
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now," breaking news from the middle east. what a u.s. official calls a direct hit on the isis terrorist known as jihadi john, the man wantededor allegedly heading americans and hostages from other countries as well, now presumed dead. live coverage straight ahead. also ahead, widespread protests on college campuses across the country. students angry about how racist incidents are being treated, now speaking out. and a big change at the university of missouri, now under new leadership. and now in half hour, a odfella goes free. reputed mobster walklkout of court t ter being acquitted th connect with one of the most infamous heists in u.s. history. part of his defense straight out of an episode of "seinfeld." and what's in a name? not much apparently when the guy we all got to know on "baywatch" wants to change. well, it's sort of a aassle with ththhoff. it's friday, november 13th.
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>> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> well, good friday morning. we begin with the breaking news months in the making. the likely death of the terrorist known as jihadi john. the masked man, a british citizen seen in videos beheading u.s. journalists steven sotloff, james foley, and a number of over hostages. >> jihadi john, his real name mohammed emwazi, he was tracked by the u.s. for months. he was targeted in a u.s. drone strike as he left a building and entered a vehicle in the isis stronghold of raqqah. that is in syria. one official telling abc news it was a 100% direct hit, and that jihadi john basically evevorated. >> new details about the killing are still coming in this morning. abc news investigative producer james meek has been working his sources and joins us live. james, jihadi john was not the head of isis, buthe u.s. military really wanted to get him. how long were they tracking him, and how does his death impact isis? >> well, good momoing, reena. they've been tracking jijidi
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john. his real name is mohammed emwazi. he was unmasked finally in a series of leaked news reports early in the winter of this year after presiding over the video beheading of a number of u.s., british, japanese aid workers and journalists. they've been trackinm for quite a long time. and the intelligence agencies of the u.s. finally zeroed in on his location. and got the green light to attack him with a drone strike in raqqah, syria. as he was exiting a building, a drone missile hit the vehicle he was in. and as one official said to me, evaporated. and d the impact, leavingngis car in flames. >> okay, so james, we're getting that from one official. but will the u.s. ever have 100% confirmation that he is dead? and how will they possibly try to confirm this? >> well, they may not ever 100%, but they can come close, because
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they will be looking -- they'll be listening to the chatter of isis operatives, as well a a social media and o oer chatter, cell phones of people in the vicity of the strike will be talking to each other. the group may acknowledge, it's possible, jihad john's death. by the way, he was called jihad john because some of the hostages called several british captors who were particularly brutal to them the beatles, sort of a w w to identify them. and he was known as john amongst the so-called beatleof these isis hostage takers. >> and you also spoke to the mother of murdered journalist james foley just a short time ago. he was seen with jihadi john just before his execution. what was her reaction to all of this, james? >> well, the foley fily has been antntipating the possibility of the man who at least on video presented himself as their son's killer. journali james foley. whatiane foley told me tonight
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so much effort that was undertaken to find and kill jihad john had been undertaken to find and rescue her son and the other hohoages who were subsequently murdered by isis in a very high profile way over theh% past 14 or 15 months or so, that would have been something she said was very small solace to learn that jihad john had been killed in an air strike. and she said, you know, th government just doesn't get it. it doesn't bring them their son n back. that was their point. and they are -- i don't think they're going to miss jihad john, but i think they would have preferred to get jim back alive. >> and that's so understandable. one mother's grief and several other families who likely very much feel the same way. james meek, part of our brian ross investigative unit. james, thank you so much for your time this morning. and that major strike on a member of isis comininjust hours after isis claimed carried out deadly attacks in lebanon. at least 43 people were killed
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in twin suicide bombings in beirut, one of the deadliest terror attacks in recent years. it would be especially ominous if those claims are true since isis has not recognized affiliates in lebanon before. well, students at more than 100 college campusus nationwide staged walkouts and rallies to show their solidarity with protesters at the university of missouri. >> it was called the million student march, and it was planned before tensions erupted at missouri. but protesters say they used the opportunity to speak out against overt and subtle forms of racism that they say pervades most campuses. >> e ealating complaints a aut race issues has prompted yet another resigngnion. the dean of students at claremont mckenna college in southern california has stepped down. and threaten is a new man in charge at the university of missouri, at least for now. as abc's elizabeth hurd reports, he says isis ready to work with
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activists on campus to resolve racial tensions. >> reporter: the university of missouri wasting no time meeting their new interim president, michael middleton, a long-time law school professor. >> we all know that the university has faced its share of troubling incidents, and we recognize that we must move forward as a community. >> reporter: it was just on monday that now former president tim wolfe and ththuniversity chancellor announced their resignation, bowing to mounting pressure from students and faculty, protesting what they call racial injustice on campus. >> this is what democraclooks like! >> really what is at question is the racial climate on campus. >> reporter: raising concerns, and some already getting results. >> i committed to them that we will work to make this the best yale it can be. >> reporter: yale devoting $50 million to increase faculty diversity and ithaca creating a new chief diversity officer position. but back in missouri, the situation still tense, with the legion of black collegiates
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tweeting this photo of a vandalized sign outside the blblk culture center. and social media pictures showing nearly empty lectutu halls after two missouri college students posted threats online against black students. both students were arrested, and yesterday 19-year-old hunter park was in court and denied bail. prosecutors say he told investigators he had a, quote, deep interest in the oregon mass shooter. kendis and reena, back to you. >> elizabeth, thank you so much. the student protesters are getting no sympathy from the republican presidential front-runners. donald trump blasted the campus demonstrators, calling their demands crazy. and he slammed the former university of missouri president chancellor for stepping down. >> i think it's disgusting. i think the two people that resigngn are weak, ineffective people. i think that when they resign that they set something in motion that is going to be a disaster for the next long period of time. >> we're being a little bit too tolerant, i guess you might say
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accepting infantile behavior. i don't care which side it comes from. >> ben carson added that the two sideneed t tsit down and have an open discussion. >> okay. so speaking of charm, he also had some explosive words for carson about his self-proclaimed troubled youth. trump poked fun at carson's account of trying to stab as friend as a teenager, showing supporters in animated fashion you might say that a belt buckle couldn't stop a knife. and he likened cararn's past temper to a child moleleer. >> if you're pathological, there is no cure for that, folks. okay? there is no cure for that. and i dione of the shows today. and i don't want to say what i said. but i'll tell you anyway. said that if you're a child molester, a sick puppy, you're a child molester, there is no cure for that. there is only one cure. we don't want to talk about that
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cure. that's the ultimate cure. >> well, trump also told the crowd at a rally in iowahat carson went into a bathroom and came out relelious. then he said don't be fools. it doesn't h hpen that way. the coast guard is searching overnight for a cruise ship passenger. the woman was a passenger on the norwegian pearl and jumped from the ship about 20 miles off the coast of cuba. the pearl is chartered for an electronic dance music cruise. and on its way from miami to a mexican caribbean resort. she is the second cruise ship passenger to go overboard this week. okay. we're going to switch our gears right now. in last night's nfl game, it looked like christmas came a little bit early. the jets were in all green, and the bills were in all red. >> it was the start of the league's color rush experiment which will continue on thursday nights. as for the game, the bills scored nine points in nine seconds, thanks to field goal and a fumble return for a touchdown. buffalo led from there. and despite a jets comeback, rex ryan and the bills win it,
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22-17. >> so it's not unusual actually for people to look future that one unique thing that sets them apart from everyone else. >> from kenichi ito of japan, that unique thing is running on all fours. at the 11th annual guinnnns world records day in tokyo, ito ran 100 meterin just 15.71 seconds, shattering the world record. >> wow. the fastest man on all fours says he spent nine years studying how monkeys move to improve his technique, hence his nickname monkey man. saying hussein bolt has nothing to worry about from that guyuy coming up, we're going to wrap our continuing covera of shia labeouf's movie watching. >> this is your favorite story. >> it was of the week, by far. plus, the alleged wiseguy who will be home for the holidays now that he has been cleared of a crime made famous in the movie "goodfellas."
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we're tracking breaking news overnight. the isis terrorist known as jihadi john believed to have been killed in a u.s. drone strike in syria. he of course is a masked man seen in gruesome videos beheading hostages, including the u.s. reporter james foley. sources tell abc newewthat it was a 100% direct hit, and that jihadi john basically evaporated. in the meantime, here at home, a stunning verdict has been
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reached in an organized crime case that has captivated the nation for nearly four decades. >> an aging mobster here in new charges he helped plan the legendary lufthansa heist in 1978 that inspired the hit film "goodfellas." wjac's n.j. burkett has the >> reporter: 80-year-old vincent astonished. amid the bewildering crush of said not even john gotti got this much coverage. freedom m said felt good. >> i'd like the thananmy two lawyers. without thth, i wouldn't be here now. and i would like to thank the u.s. marshall service for treating me great. >> now i think mr. asaro intends to go home and spend thanksgiving. >> i've had two years here and i intend to go home. a r ruted mobstst from queens,
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charged with helping plan to 1978 lufthansa heist akennedy at the time, the largest heist in american history. just over $6 million in cash and jewels. some of the robbers were killed off, and others testified against asaro. but the defense raised doubts about their motives and their credibility, saying the case was just a lot of yada yada yada. >> the key to winning the case is that our client is innocent of the charges. >> reporter: the verdict here was a major blow to the prosecution. the fbi and the u.s. attorney's office spent years building this high profile case. to many, asaro seemed destined to die in federal prison. that clearly wililnot happen. >> okay, so that was actually a big heist back in the day, 1978. it was $6 million heist. if we adjusted it for inflation, that's about $21.5 million today. >> that's a lot of money. >> it was really a huge heist there. when we come back, the big announcement from actor david
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yeah rock guitar skinny, so skinny ay, topping the headlines this morning, a big announcement from david hasselhoff.
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>> the 63-year-old actor took to youtube and d itter, announcing that he has made a aajor change ininis life. we'll l ave it to him to explain. >> i've been wanting to drop the hassle from my life for years. now have i made it official. david hoff. >> yeah, well it turns out however the name change appears to be just a publicity stunt for his new show "hoff the record." it's airing in the uk. hasselhoff rep tells page 6 it's part of an a acampaign that launches in australia this weekend. >> oh,ike off the record. >> yeah. get it? >> all right. next up. let's move on to this woerful day that it is. friday the 13th. but we're all lucky. justin bieber and one direction with new albums. >> both acts are dropping new albums today. but at least one critic from "the new york times" is referring to theheall as joyless boys. >> what? >> i know. blasphemy. bieber's purpose he writes is less of a contribution to popular music and more of a plot point in bieber's ongoing narrative of himself. did you get that?
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the theme of the entire album that a pseudo sort of outlook. get it? >> i think that writer is just sour. >> in the meantime, british boy band, ananthey are a band, one direction is also releasing its new album today. bumaybe being seen as more of a place holder. in march they tragically lost zayn malik when he left band. in august they announced it would go in hiatus next year. critics say it shouldn't affect their music sales because one direction has always been less of a musicic proposition than a marketing one. i thininthose people are thinking way too deeply about these groups. come on. next to a boy that is full of joy this morning. >> daniel radcliffe is now officially among the stars on the hollywood walk of fame that is, honored with the walk's 2,565th star. he shaved his head. the 26-year-old who captured thehe world's hearts at the tender age of 11 as boy wizard in the harry poxter films >> he still captures a lot of people's hearts. >> he does. radcliffe has since earned his stripes in several other movies
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his latest film victor frankenstein in which he plays an assistant to a mad scientist will hit theaters on november 25th. >> we'e' have to look out fofo that. >finally, an update on our continuing coverage that we've had over the last few days. we've had a number of crews on another hollywood star. >> shia labeouf. >> yes. >> your guy. he has been camped out since tuesday inside new york's angelica film center, li streaming himself watching all 27 of his movies in reverse chronological order. it's apparently finally ended. his cinematic marathon with his debut ininisney's "even stevens". >> disney is our parent company. labeouf called it all my movies project for nearly three solid days. he was glued to that seat that you see there. he didn't shower, except for ten-minute breaks. i went down there to kind of check it out. the line was so long, one person saw him and said it was
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well, topping our headlines this morning, the death of jihadi john, the mass executioner who became the symbol of isis. a u.s. official now presumes he has been killed in a drone strike. >> it caps off another busy week here at home of racial tensions, crime, andndolitical theater. here now is our weekek friday rewind. >> we got frustrated with each other. and that is why i stand before you today and i take full responsibility for this frustration. and i take full responsibility for the inaction. >> it's really just about getting fairirss, not just about tim wolfe resisiing, but getting equal rights. >> the mizzou community for one of the first times i've ever seen stand together united. >> nothing is more important than this badge that we wear in our uniform. tonight that badge has been torn. >> i mean, just smile and bust
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isislmost talking to god. >> was heard in the last second of the recording. >> this is a bomb by affiliate isis. in the sinai isis has fully eclipsed al qaeda as the gravest terror threat in the world. >> you knew they were guty during the olympics? >> i was aware that it was a very, very, very, very, very high possibility. >> the burden of proro is not going to be on me to corroborate everything that i've ever talked about in my life. we have much more important things to do. >> if you try and hit your mother over the head with a hammer, your poll numbers go up. i never saw anything like it. >> ronald reagan. >> ronald reagan walked away at reykjavik. he walked away.. he quit talking whenent was time quit talking. >> can i finish with my time? can i finish with my time? >> why does she keep interrupting everybody? >> and we're going keep investing in the facilities and the physicians and the staff to make sure that our veterans get
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the care that you need when you need it. >> hope is not lost today. >> i sort of feel like when he is revealed to us, like he will be the luke skywalker we know and love. that being said, if he is evil, i think that would be so interesting and so fascinating. >> oh, so many people waiting for that one. >> yeah. an eventful week ahead, of course. >> yeah. the president heads to turkey, malaysia, and the philippines this weekend. >> and a big trip. and we should point we're just hours away from hearing whether russian athletes will get banned, some of them will get banned from next year's olympics in rio. >> and don't miss our updates on facebook. wnnfans.com.
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now," informing ins >> f fm abc news, this is "world >> well, good morning to you. we begeg with that breaking g news. jihadi john for more than a year, but hours ago he was the a direct hit overnight killing possibly one of the most wanted men in the world. jihadi john, the british terrorist with the islamictate front and center in those disturbing beheading videos. real name mohammed emwazi. the u.s. has been tracking him for months now.
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the strike was 100% flawless. seen for the first timee since last august, beheading american journalist james foley, and again beheading american steven sot shroff. and many, many more. his voice was disguised but his british accent recognizable. >> after being identified earlier this year, disappeared from all@ isis videos. born in kuwait, growing up in west london, he attended the university of manchester. he is kblooefsis believed to travell to syria. in a statement to abc news, the air strike against jihadi john was of small solace. quote, this huge effort to go after this deranged man filled with hate when they can't make
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americans were still alive. it's unfortunate that the government doesn't get it. they think it gives us solace, but it doesn't. american officials believe emwazi was killed based on what they observed of that hit. the car that he was in burst into flames. one u.s. official saying he essentially evaporated. reena, kendis? >> yeah, a lot of people are saying that he basically, we're getting the word from many officials that he basically evaporatat with that hit. >> yeah. and can you tell what's does this mean for america's broader fight against isis? >> reena, if this is true, this is aig win for president obama. his policy has been marred by challenges and controversy. if it turns out emwazi w w actualal killed, thihi is proof that the intel and coordination are working. >> all right. molly hunter reporting from
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molly, our thanks to you. now to the race for the white house. the gop front-runners firing off about the protests at the university of missouri and campuses across the country. donald trump blasting the students and the school officials who o epped down under pressure. here is more from abc's john karl. >> reporter: donald trump is weighing in with explosive words on the protests over racial inequality at the university of missouri. calling the protests disgusting and the school's president and chancellor weak for stepping down. >> i think it's disgusting. i think the two people that resigned are weak, ineffective people. i think that when they resign, they set something in motion is going to be a disaster for the next long period of time. >> it is our duty toight for our freedom. >> reporter: protests over alleged racial incidents escalated this week when the college football team joined in, threatening not to play this weekend. students are demanding more black faculty and staff and more money for campus wide diversity programs.
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campuses. yale protesters shouting down a professor. >> if that is what you think aboubeing in class, you should step down. >> reporter: ben carson, a yale graduate called the protests there infantile. >> well, we'e' being a little bit too tolerant, i i ess you might say. accepting infantile behavior. now, i don't care which side it comes from. >> reporter: in stark contrast to donald trump, jeb bush and student protesters at the university of missouri had, quote, legitimate concerns. while he wouldn't say whether or not the president should have resigned, he said he probably missed a good opportunity y have a moment of heaeang by makingngt clear that the university had no tolerance for racism. jonathan karl, abc news, washington. now to another embarrassment for the secret service. a uniformed agent has been arrested for sexting someone he believed to be a 14-year-old girl. the recipient was actually a girl. some of the communication we're
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told actually took plala while lee moore was on duty working at the white house. he is also accused of trying to arrange a meeting with the girl. moore reportedly admittehe had contacted other 14-year-old girls. whoever killed a young indianapolis mother side her own home may face a second murder charge because the woman was pregnant. >here have been no ararsts as yet. and abc's brandi hitt reports. so far t t case has police baffled. >> reporter: the search is on for the gunman who shot and killed 28-year-old amanda blackburn here inside the pregnant mother's indianapolis home. home invasion robbery. >> take a little romantic getaway. >> reporter: here is amanda in a recent youtube video posted with her husband, local pastor davey blackburn. he told police after getting home from the gym tuesday morning, he found his home broken into, his wife on the ground shot in the head. and the couple's 1-year-old son, seen in this halloween photo, was home at the time of the shooting.
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she was good mother. and a good wife. they had such a happy family. >> reporter: the couple had momod to indianapolis juju a few years ago to start the resonone church, and appeared to be in love. police are investigating another home invasion in the same area just hours before the shooting. >> our detectives are following up on several promising leads. this appears to be a random act. >> reporter: in a statement, davey blackburn said i have not only lost my minisisy partner and support, but alslsmy very best friend. investigators say no family members are considered suspects in this case as they now comb through footage that was captured on neighbors' surveillance cameras. reena and kendis? >> thank you so much. surgeons at the cleveland clinic are preparing for the first uterus transplant ever performed in the u.s. the surgery will allow a woman who doesn't have a uterus, had it removededr suffered uterine damage to become pregnant. eight women from around the country have already started the screening process to become the first patient.
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the uterus won't be removed after a woman had children so that she could stop taking powerful anti-rejection drugs. sweden the only country where the transplants have been successful so far. a new government study finds a signgnicant jump in the number of children with autism. it finds that 1 in 45 american children are auttic. about 2.2% that works out to be. but researchers warn other studies find the disorder is less common. well, police are crediting a philadelphia convenience store clerk for helping end a kidnapping. something didn't look right to him when a man and woman went to use the atm. he confrontetethe man, sheltered the woman in the store, and then called the cops. police say that the man had from a hospital parking garage and forced her to make withdrawals at atms. it's amazing how alert that attendant was to know that something is wrong. >> glad to know she is safe after all that. if you ask most traffic cops, and they'll tell you they book when they pull drivers
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over. >>ut when a northern california officer stopped this car, he hit a new one. why? this was one of google's driverless cars. it turns out the officer stopp the car, no, not because it was speeding, but because it was going too slow. 24 in a 35 mile-per-hour zone, causing traffic to back up. >> absolutely. so he -- didn't giveveim a ticket. >> google is going to have a ticket now. got to pay. coming up, just a couple of kentucky girls hanging out. >> i love this story. we're talking about jennifer lawrence and our own diane sawyer, the oscar winner, talks about her new attitude when it comes to hollywood. and the nation's newest medal of honor recipients simply selfless. but first, a chilly spot on the map. 13 degrees in anorage. i'll be there in three weeks. >> really? >> yeah. it's not going to be fun. >> are you going to be anchoring from there? >> anchoring in anchorage. >> "world news now" brought to
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this army general s been removed from his post as top military aide to the secretary of defense. ash carter would only say there are allegations of misconduct against lieutenant general ron lewis. no word on what lewis might have done wrong. he has been reassisied while the arar investigates. rter and lewis have worked togethererthough, for several l years. a former army captain has been given the military's top honor not only for his extraordinary bravery, but for his personal sacrifice. >> he is known best by his friends as flow, but this morning the nation is calling him hero. here is abc's megan hughes. >> reporter: as captain florent groberg received medal of honor, the 32-year-old who friends call flo had tears in his eyes. >> flo says that day was the worst day of his life and that is the stark reality behind these medal of honor ceremonies.
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day was august 12th, 2012 in afghanistan. he was leading a security detail escorting brigade commanders and an afghan generalhen he noticed a suspicious man walking backward. the former university of maryland track star acted quickly. >> flo sprinted toward him. he noticed an object under the man's clothing, a bomb. >> reporter: groberg and another soldier pushed the man away and to the ground where the bomb detonated. the action caused another suicide bomber's weapon to detonate prematurury. >> my job was simple, protect the principles. no mattetethe outcome. >> reporter: groberg's leg was severely injured, and four of his fellow soldiers died, though more would have been killed if groberg had not acted. >> he showed his guts. he showed his training. that's an american we can all be gratful for. >> reporter: but it seemed it was the faces in the audience more than the president's words that moved him. >> i got four families that don't have a father, a son, a brother, you know. a husband. >> reporter: after the ceremony in appropriately gloomy weather, he paid tribute.
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true heroes who made the griffin, major gray, major kennedy, and al fatah who made >> reporter: groberg says he'll try to be a better american for the rest of his life because of those four individuals. reena, kendis? >> he's got such a great story indeed. >> and he spent three years recovering from his wounds at walter reed medical center. and that's where he met the president. but these guys return home from the war and they still carry so much with them. and jack, our producer upstairs saying it's pretty incredible when he went to the podium to speak to the media that he remembered all four names and he honored them, of those who have fallen. >> i'm sure he lives with their memories constantly. he is now medically retired from the ar. >> what a true hero. well, coming up, the young actress making headlines for taking on hollywood's pay gap. >> "hunger games" star jennifer lawrence opens up to our own diane sawyer about the trap women everywhere are facing. you're watching "world news
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okay. so she has made a name for herself on the big screen of course as a warrrrr. and now she is making headlines ofofthe screen as an activist. >> we're talking about "hunger games" star jennifer lawrence, bucking the system that made her a star. as she tells our own diane sawyer, she is taking a stand for women everywhere. >> reporter: jennifer lawrence, a dazzling hybrid. young, irreverent, and a hollywood powerhouse. the final episode of the hunger game mockingjay part 2 is about to arrive. she is katniss, the embodiment of strength in the face of fear. offscreen, lawrence herself has been makg news in a kind of warrior challenge all her own. when hacked e-mails about her movie "american hustle" revealed that she was paid less than her male costars, she wrote about it saying if she was honest with herself it was partly because she had fallen into a trap that
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difficult or siled, while men don't have to care. >> i felt like i -- i had to say something. because we need to talk about it. on average, women are paid 21% less than men. we can ask for the same exact thing that men do. and we do face the reality that we do get judg more. >> reporter: now several of her co-stars are speaking out for her, adding to the chorus of voices speaking for women everywhere. >> i would just hope that there is no longer a separation. oh, it's a female-driven movie. >> point down a little. >> reporter: we spent the day together. >> your form is just horrible. >> reporter: we are two kentucky gigis born 45 years apart, eating hometown barbecue in my kitchen. she also took me to new york's union square where ten years ago she was the new kid in town when a photographer wanted to take her picture and said okay. but she wanted more. >> i'm only going to sign in the
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modeling agency if they'll let me act. which came out of nowhere. >> you were already making demands. >> i was already negotiating. >> reporter: a youngngoman who is a aeady leaving a legacy, as a girl who awakened a generation of tiny fans, showing them what it's like when you believe in yourself. >> it was so much fun watching her and diane together. >> two kentucky girls hanging out together there. >> i actually thought diane had great form by the way with that bow and arrow. >> absolutely. we should point out that the final chapter r "the hunger mes" opens up on novovber 20th. and, you know, in that interview, which was really a wonderful interview, if you get a chance, go online and look at it, jennifer lawrence says that she is just playing an actress on tv, but it really has impacted the lives of young girls all over. >> it's true. and women everywhere as well. and she is raising a very important issue. and a lot of times it takes someone from hollywood to say something for the rere of the wowod to sort of pay attention. it's great that she is using her star power for such a great cause.
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>> yeah, it is. of course e is an oscar winner. she won best supporting actress for "american hustle." we'll see how the hunger games does at the box office and beyond. >> are you a fan? >> i got into it after the first one. >> and she is an incredible actress, i have to say. i really enjoy w wching her as well. >> and she is besties with amy schumer. >> yeah. >> coming up, what is happening at the box office this weekend? >> angelina jolie, brad pitt on the screen together. what diane keating is hoping will become the next christmas
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time now for our favorite segment of the week on insomniac theater, checking out two movies opening this weekend. >> first we start with a movie writitn by and directed by angelina jolie. essentially jolie's honeymoon project with co-star brad pitt. this is set in the 1970s. it's centering on an author with writers block and his former dancer wife. sullen and withdrawn, drawn with false eyelashes at a european seaside resort. >> mr. and mrs. smititit ain't. jolie says at its core, it's a movie about grief, but it's
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will be grieving. rotten tomatoes is giving it a splat with a dismal 26% approval. and it's hard to find any critics who likes it. so get this. ap's jack coyle writes it's too languid and artfully accessorized to work as intended. and variety's justin chang is more pointed, calling it an unabashed vanity project that struggles to turn its own beautiful inertia into a virtue. >> well, i do like angelina jolie. >> i do. and i like brad. up next, on a much lighter note, what is trying really rd to be the next holiday staple. "love the coopers stars diane to create the perfect christmas in typical fashion, the best laid plans fall comically short. case in point, daughter killing time in an airport to pick up a >> just be my boyfriend for one night. >> oh, no way. >> what are you going to do? morning. look at this.
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wetzel's pretzels? >> all right, okay, stop, stopop >> you deserve a crazy pull out all the stops home-cooked meal, and i can guarantee you that. you would make my parents so happy. >> oh, something tells me he shows up. the star-studded cast including marisa tomei, alan arkin and the voice of steve martin apparently not quite enough to save this movie from itself. suzanne turner writesanta claus himself would walk out of the theater angry enougugto wage his own war on christmas. but in a glimmer of hope, john hartle writes it may btoo willing to jerk tears, but its heart is in the right place. >> ouch.
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this morning, this morning on "world news now," breaking news. the u.s. targeting the man known to t t world as jihadi john. he was the masked man who became a symbol of isis after beheading an american and other hostages. u.s. officials now presuming he's been killed in a drone strike.e breaking details from our brian ross team straight ahead. and donald trump on the attack, taking on his closest rival, dr. ben carson, even demonstrating a fake stataingstupid are the people of iowa. plus, what trump thinks about carson's immigration plan. big questions in italy. are italian olive oil makers trying to fool when you it comes to what's in their bottles? a "world news now" exclusive. we'll catch up with the world's oldest yoga instructor. she's 97 years old and says she has no plans to slow down even after reena attended one of her sessqons.
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friday, november 1h. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everyone on this friday, the 13th. >> are you feeling more zen? i do feel more zen. i walked away y th life from this woman. of all the interviews i've done, she's top tleempt transformed the way i think about life this woman. you're a big workout junkie. you would have had a tough time -- >> keeping up with the 93-year-old yoga instructor. >> yes. breaking overnight, the notorious terrorort known as jihadi john. he's believed to have been killed by a drone strike in syria. >> the kuwaiti-born killer seen in so many gruesome beheading videos had been tracked by the u.s. for months. abc's chief investigating correspondent, brian ross, has been following the story and has the latest now for us. >> reporter: the world first came to know jihadi john a little over a year ago when he
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appeared in this video wearing a black mask, holding a knife, and threatening the life of american journalist james foley. his voice was disguised, but he could not hide his british accent. >> you have plotted against us and gone out of your way to find reasons to interfere in our affairs. >> reporter: one after the other, he presided over the murders of foley, steven sototff and peter cassic, two britons and two japanese hostages. >> we'll cut the necks of your people. >> reporter: earlier this year, his true identity was identified as mohammed emwazi. the son of kuwaiti parents who emigrated to the united kingdom. even as a schoolboy in london, emwazi was spottedy teachers asas having violent streak. one teacher told the bbc that at the age of 11, he was put in anger management therapy. >> we'd find that he'd get very angry and worked up. it would take him a long time to calm himself down. >> reporter: flaunting his role
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as executioner once he joined isis with his piercing eyes and gravelly voice, emwazi became one of the world's most wanted men. in a statement to abc news, the rents ofurdered raj james foley said the streak against jihadi john -- air strike against jihadi john was of small soes as "it's unfortunate thatt the government doesn't get. it they thihi itives us solace bubuit doesn't. brian red d oss, abc news, new york. >> interesting to hear the comment. it is so heart wrenching for these families of t hostages. while it is a huge get for the u.s. government, they've put resources, wanted to get this man, because it also sends a message to other militants across the leaf that you are going to do this. justice will be brought at some point. for these famimies, they're not getting their loved ones back. it has in many ways transformed how the white house has looked
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at the hostage policy situation. >> it does give tm a little bit of closure, but it definitely does not change the war on isis. there will be other high-value targets, i'm sure, as well. speaking of isis, it may have expanded its terror operations into lebanon with the deadly attack. the groupas claimed responsibility for twin suicidee bombings in beirut that killed at least 43 people, one of the years. until now, isis has not had a recognized affiliate in lebanon, but its forces are fighting in neighboring syria and iraq. many say a spillover is not surprising. an ohio man is under arrest for the alarmrmg way that he tried to help isis. he used social media to promote violence against members of the u.s. armed forces. the 25-year-old akron man kept opening new twitter, facebook, and tumblr accounts as soon as
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addresses of service personnel. to politics, donald trump stepping up attacks on fellow front-runner ben carson. he saidd the pathological temper carson ascribed to himself in his memoir canhot be cured any more than a child molester can be cured. trump also mocked carson's account of trying to stab a friend demonstrating to supporters in iowa how a belt buckle couldn't stop a knife. he also doubted carson's religious awakaking. so far, no comment from the carson camp. president obama had plenty to say about donald trump after the last debate. he joined the chos of % criticism over trump's promise to deport millions of undocumented immigrants. in an exclusive interview with abc's george stephanopoulos, the president called the plan unrealistic and un-american. >> donald trump is speaking about history, he wants to bring back o oration wetback f fm presidenen eisenhowewe and deportation force. what would that mean? >> i think the name of the
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about the dangers ofooking backwards. the notion that we're going to depart 11 million, 12 million people from the country, first of all, i have no idea where mr. trump thinks the money's going come from. it would cost us hundreds of billions of dollars to execute that. imagine the images on the screen flashed around the world as we were dragging parents away from their children. and putting them in detention centers and systematically sending em out -- nobody thinks that that is realistic, but more importantltl that's not o we are ass americans. >> much more on what the president had to say to george later on "good morning america." and the entire interview sunday on "this week." three more planes in the dallas area have been hit by laser strikes. the faa says pilots from the southwest jet, a cessna, and a corporate jet all reported that they had the powerful lights
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shone in their cockpits. this comes one day after more than 20 aircraft were struck by laser beams across the country. there have been more than 5,000 reports of laser strikes so far this year. the university of missouri has named a retired federal civil rights attorney and one of the first black graduates of its law school as interim president. michael middleton says he's no stranger to what he calls systemic racism on campus. he's promising to work directly th black activists o o issues of racial inequality. from coast to coast, protesters took part in a million student march to show solidarity with the university of missouri. walkouts and rallies took place at more than 100 public colleges with demonstrators calling for free tuition and $15 minimum wage for campus workers. the weather threat overnight is not rain or snow, it's actualal very strong winds in the midwest, especially around the great lakes. the region has seen gusts as high as 66 miles per hour. >> wow.
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on lake michigan and lakeshore is flooding likely. the strong winds could also be a problem for travel, both airline and highway. and they may cause some power outages. today of course is f fday the 13th. a day most consider very unluy. it turns out that it can actually be very lucky for some lottery players. >> in at least five years alone, mega millions players in michigan have won more than $95 million on friday the 13th drawings. and with a jackpot of $200 million for tonight's drawing, this particular friday the 13th could be the most profitable yet for some lucky winners. what does this mean? do we have to fly toichigan? gets someone in michigan to buy the ticket? >> michigan is a lucky state, but we can play the multimillion-dollar lotto anywhere and see if we have luck on this friday the 13th. coming up, black friday i just two weeks away. so what's the world's largest retailer doing to make things a little easier on shoppers this year?
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some of italy's top olive oil brands are under investigation this morning, accused of pasng off regular olive oil as extra virgin. seven companies including bertoli and carapelli came under scrutiny after a magazine reported the accusations this year. extra virgin olive oil is more expensive and processed without chemicals or heat. italy ishe world's second largest olive oil producer after spain. and here at home, retailers are hoping to soon see merchandise flying off the shelves as the holiday shopping season shifts into high gear. >> for years black friday had been the traditional kickoff. this year, something different. major retailers redefining what ththnotion of black friday means. >> reporter: you no longer have to endure this to walk away with this. walmart announcing that for the first time ever, most of those
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will be available on line at walmart.com starting at 12:01 a.m. thanksgiving momoing. for those who prefer more hands-on e eerience, theheain event kicks off inside walmart stores at 6:00 p.m. on thanksgiving. the world's largest retailer promising there will be plenty of the most popular products. deals including this 40-inch h.d. tv for $149. an ipad air 2 for $100 off. and toys like this "star wars" light sabre for $5.. and walmart isn't alone. target launching ten days of black friday starting the sunday before thanksgiving. best buy already has eight black friday deals on sale now. as they have in years pa, walmart will be handing out wristbands for the most in-demand products. as long as you have one of these, you get the doorbuster. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. coming up in our next half-houou a stunning verdict in the caca of a reputed mob leader.
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he was charged in that notorious $6 million lufthanza heist nearly 40 years ago, inspiring the movie "goodfellas." from facing life in prison to life as a free man. first, meet the woman who's considered the oldest living yoga teacher. we'll tell you why she's now being called the real-life forrest gump. "world news now" exclusive is coming up. reena gets a a clososp with r. >> let me tell you, she beat me to the punch o o this one. she's very good for yoga. >> great.
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stations. today, 1 out of every 4 american kids is hispanic. that means many of the future doctors who will care for us, the engineers who will build our cities, the scientists and entrepreneurs of our country can be yououkids. we all know how hard it is for yoyo to send them to college. this is why we want you to know you are not alone, and every day, more people support you to make it happen. many suppo is that our music of zen? it is. she's a former dancer, model, and actress, and for past three years has been recognized as the
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>> she's been benng, stretching, and breathing her way into longevity since the coolidge presidency. her positive message today, it's timeless. meet the real-live forrest gump. >> listen to your heartbeat. >eporter: throughout her 97 years, years,like gump, has witnessed historic moments firsthand and met with some of most influential icons like bob hope, the dalai lama, and deepak chopra. unlike the famed character played by tom hoinksanks -- >run, forrest, run! >> reporter: -- her secret isn't running, it's stretching. her longevity has made her the oldest living yoga teacher. born in india in 1918, tao moved to france as a young woman. she had early success in modeling for famed designers like coco chanel. when world war ii broke out, she found herself drawn into the resistance against nazi germany.
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it was then that she realized the power of positive change and n teaching yoga to others. >> i didn't -- really and truly, thth nicest thing i can accomplish is when somebody says theyan't do something, and i show them they can. >> reporter: she toured the u.s. and even wrote over 300 film scripts. combining a career in show business with her love of yoga and call to social activism. she's walked with gandhi and martin lutheheking jr.r. she credits herer uncle who raised r with teaching her compassion and acceptance. >> never look down on anybody. know that even a farmer may be ilitliterate in education but knows more about the soil than you do. so you're illiterate a aut the soso. >> reporter:r:hais your secret to success in life? >> so when i wake up in the morning, i say this is going to be the best day of my life. >> reporter: you really say that to yourself? >> yes. whatever you put in your mind materializes. so don't materialize anything
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materialize everything positive. >> reporter: she's broken a wrist and had three hip replacements, but tao doesn't count the injuries or even the years. and she has no intention of slowing down. >> i'm not interested in what i can't do. nothing seemsimpossible. >> reporter: in n ct, she learned to dance when she was 85. since then, she's won more than 700 first place dance prizes. even traveling to countries as far away as india where she danced with a famed bollywood choreographer. >> she's a gift. and i think whoever has come her. >> reporter: tao has inspired people all over the world, young or old. her students. >> a little girl, 6 years old, said to me, "tao, what are you going doo when you retire?" i said, "i'm not going to
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i said, "i'm going to dance my way to the next planet." she said, "oh, that makes sense. we put a man on the moon. when i get to be your age, i'll be able to find you." >> reporter: d dyou ever think about death and the other side? >> no, no. i have a feeling that this is not the end of life. this tiny little planet. >> reporter: and she offers this advice for a younger generation -- >> don't procrastinate. tomorrow never comes. one minute into tonight is already today. >> wow! look at you. i wasted no time trying to figure out her moves. >> never stop crying. >> reporter: that's tao, master of yoga. >> may the light of yoga join your body, mind, and spirit. >> reporter: and of life. >> to bring you peace, to bring
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make the unreal the real, from darkness into light of inner knowledge. shanti, shalom, amen, amen. >> how cool. >> he is hands down one of the top three people i've ever interviewed in my life and such an invasion. she's got a book out, "dancing light." anyone looking for a christmasas gift, it tells the story. she believes whatever you manifest in your head and believe in comes out. i think she's a classic example of how thinking positively can really transform your life. >> i love her whole theory of living in the moment. one minute after midnight is a new day, and to start each day as if it's different. and whwh was like the big inspirational moment that you got from her? >> that i would have to cut off my legs if i wanted to get into those yoga positions. one of the many takeaways i learned. >> very flexible.arned.
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morning, breaking overnight, the terrorist known as jihadi john targeted in a u.s. air strike. the knife-wielding masked man, a symbol of isis, believed to be dead. live team coverage with the late breaking details. trump's tirade. the republican candidate going off mocking ben carson, his book and stabbing incident, plus the candidates weighing in on the university of missssri protest, critical of the protesters. caller rush. the nfl debuting new uniforms for thursday night football and a lot of fans are not happy with them. and pull over, google's driverless car getting a lesson in the rules of the road. on this friday morning we begin with that breaking news, the targeting of one of the most despised figures on the planet. >> we're talking about isis terrorist jihadi john believed
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drone strike. his real name, mohamed emwazi. he's a masked executioner seen on video beheading hostages. the cia has been tracking emwazi for more than a year. >> he was killed in a drone strike in the syrian city of raqqah, an isis stronghold and though the pentagon has not confirmed his death, sources tell abc news it was a 100% direcechit. ababs brian ross has beeee tracking the story overnight. >> reporter: the world first came to know jihadi john a little over a year ago when he appeared in this video wearing a black mask holding a knife and threatening the life of american journalist james foley. his voice was disguised, but he could not hide his british accent. >> you have plotted against us and gone far out of your way to find reasons to interfere in our affairs. >> reporter: one after another he presided over the murders of foley, american steven sotloff, peter kassig, plus two britons and two japanese hostages. >> our knife will continue to
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strike the necks of your people. >> reporter: earlier this year his true identity was revealed to be mohamed ememzi seen here aring an american baseball cap, the son of kuwaiti parents who emigrated to the united kingdom. even as a schoolboy in london, emwazi was spotted by teachers as having a violent streak. one teacher told the bbc that at the age of 11, he was put in anger management therapy. >> we'd find that he'd get very angry and worked up, and it would take him a long time to calm himself down. >> reporter: flaunting his role as executioner once he joined isis with his piercing eyes and gravelly voice, emwazi became one of the world's most wanted men. brian ross, abc news, new york. >> and the vehicle that emwazi was in burst into flames and one official said essentially evaporated. >> and brian mentioned one of the hostages believed to have been killed by jihadi john, american james foley. foley's family has been highly critical of the administration's efforts to rescue hostages.
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from our brian ross unit james meeks spoke to folol's parents ovovnight. >> she said it was very small solace to learn that jihad john had been killed in an air strike and she said, you know, the government just doesn't get it. you know, it essentially doesn't bring their son back. that was their point and they are -- i don't think they're going totoiss jihad john but i ink they would have preferred to have gotten jim back alive. >> u.s. officials have been tracking him for several months now after identifying him as a british citizen in february. >> abc's stephanie ramos is live in washington. ststhanie, will the u.s.s.ver have 100% confirmation that he's dead and how wililthey try to cocoirm it? >> reporter: well, reena, u.s. officials say this morning they presume jihadi john was killed by that u.s. drone strike based on what they observed in the hit and say his car was struck and it virtually burst into flames. they may never have 100% confirmation, but they can come close by listening to the
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social media. >> okay, so clearly he is an hvt or a high value target but could this be a turning point in the fight against isis >> reporter: well, it will certainly give isis leaders pause about how effective the u.s. was in tracking this top target. now, here's a big question. could the u.s. be after other top targets? well, richard clarke, a former counterterrorism adviserero the white house and current t c news consultant, says this ght be a sign the tide is turning. a big blow to the terror group when its propaganda figure is killed. kendis and reena, back to you. >> all right. stephanie ramos reporting from washington for us on this, thank you. well, also breaking right now, we're just learning another blow to isis. >> in iraq, kukuish forces have taken the strategic c ty of sinjar, which had been in isis control while kurds were fighting on the ground. the u.s. led collision was targeting them with air strikes. the key supply route runs through sinjar.
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reach now into lebanon with a deadly attack, the group claiming respopoibility for twin killed at least 43 people. that death toll expected to rise. until now isis had not had a recognized affiliation in lebanon, but its forces are fighting in neighboring syria as well as iraq. all right. back here at home we're going to switch gears to the r re for the whwhe house, and it is heating up as donald trump steps up his attacks. >> trump had harsh words for campus protesters and the university of missouri administrators who stepped down and his fellow candidates were also in the crosshairs. this morning, donald trump unplugged. >> i'm tellingngarly whatever the hell her name is fiorina, cutting in? kasich, oh, i have a headache from this guy. >> reporter: at a late night rally in iowa going after the rest of gop candidates especially ben carson.
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if you're a child molester, a sick puppypyyou're a child molester, there's no cure for that. there's only one cure. we don't want to talk about that cure. >> reporter: trump also mocking carson's account of trying to stab a friend. >> and he plunged it into the belt, and amazingly the belt stayed totally flat. how stupid are the people of iowa? how stupid are the people of the country to believe this crap? >> reporter: and protests at the university of missouri now drive the attention of the presidential candidates. trump calling the school's president chancellor weak for stepping down. >> i think it's disgusting. i think the two people that resigned are weak, ineffective peoplele i think that when they resigned d they set sometetng in motion that's going to be a disaster for the next long period of time. >> reporter: the protests over alleged racial incidents escalated this week when the college football team joined and threatened not to play this weekend.
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students are demanding more black facultltand staff and more money for campuswide diversity prprrams. >> did you look at their demands? their demands are crazy. >> reporter: ben carson, a yale graduate, called the protests there infantile. >> well, we're being a little bit too tolerant, i guess you might say, accepting infantile behavior. and i don't care which side it comes from. >s the candidates voice their opinion president obama joined the chorus of criticism over trump's promise to deport millions of undocumented% immigrants. in an exclusive interview with abc's george stephanopoulos, the president blasted the idea of a deportation force. >> nobody thinks that that is realistic, but more importantly, thatat not who we are as americans. >> so what do you thinin-- >> youou can see more of george's exclusive interview with president obama later on "good morning america." an ohio man is under arrest this morning for the alarming way he tried to help isis. officials say he used social media to promote violence against members of the u.s. armed forces. the posts included photos, names
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because it was going too slow. it turns out it was one of google's driverless cars programmed to travel below 25 miles an hour for safety reasons. police did not issue a ticket but warned google its car was backing up traffic. and there is a new embarrassment for the u.s. secret service. uniformed agent lee robert m mre has been arrested for sexting someone he believed to be a 14-year-old girl. the recipient was actually an undercover detective. some of the communicatiotook place while moore was on duty at the white house. he is also accused of trying to arrange a meeting with the girl. > ur next buick suv may be made in china. "the wall ststet journal" reports gm's plans to momo ahead with its goal to import the envision. it would go on sale by the end of next year making gm the first u.s. automaker to sell a chinese made vehicle here. so here's a possible solution to job-related stress.
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some of the best surfing in the u.s. right now can be found on the great lakes. high winds churning up the waves but notice this surfer's full body wet suit. the water temperature was only in the 50s. surfing should be good again today. >> but for drivers in the upper great lakes this morning, skidding is more likely with snow on the roads. wet roads are expected in the northwest, south florida and the interior northeast. >> and if you're flying, airport delays likeliest in detroit, chicago, philadelphia and new york, all because of the wind and seattle due to rain. okay, so updating the morning's major breaking news, the presumed death of terrorist jihadi john. >> the isis executioner was targeted in a u.s. drone strike in the syrian city of raqqah. u.s. officials tell abc news it was a 100% direct hit. american reporter james foley, among the hostages believed to have been beheaded by jihadi john.
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ley's parents sayingngvernight the terrorist's death is small solace compared to the loss of their son. much more later on "good mning america." so, a good outcome and a stunning verdict has been reached in an organized crime case that has captivated the nation for nearly 40 years. a good outcome for that man, a federal jury found vincent asaro not guilty of the legendary lufthansa robbery 37 years ago which was dramatized in the movie "goodfellas." as he left the courthouse the now 80-year-old asaro shouted the word "free" and said even he was shocked at the verdict. the jury didn't buy the testimony of the government witnesses. child welfare officials in utah are challenging a j jge's decision to remove a aaby from the home of her same-sex foster parents. the legally married couple has been caring for the child for three months, but the judge went against recommendations and ordered the 9-month-old be placed with a heterosexual couple citing research that children are better off in heterosexual families. surgeons a athe cleveland
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inic are preparing f f the first uterus transplant t er performed in the u.s. the surgery will allow women without a uterus or with ones that are damaged to become pregnant. eight women from around the country have already started the screening process. sweden, the only country so far to have successfully performed the surgery. > a new government s sdy finds a significant jump in the number of children with autism. researchers say 1 in 45 american children are autistic, about 2.2%, but they caution the increase could actually be due to the way questions were asked. police are crediting a philadelphia convenience store clerk for helping end a kidnapping. something didn't look right to him when a man and woman went to use the atm. he confronted the man, sheltered the woman in the store and called the cops. the man kidnapped the woman, a doctor from a hospital parking lot garage and forced her to make withdrawals at atms. >> nice heads-up move there by that clerk.
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time now for sports and some thursday night football action. >> of course, with the highlights our guys at espn. >> welcome to our "sportscenter" set in los angeles. stan verrett, neil everett. the nba. >> this one is for riley. warriors feeling minnesota, steph curry just feeling it, i mean, off andre miller and andre miller has been in the league like forever then he gets a piece of it. shook his head like, did that in? curry had 21 in the first quarter. he finished with 46. warriors win, 129-116. they're 10-0. they may go 82-0. >> they probably will. bills and jets on thursday night football. just an explosion of color coming on to your screen. >> looksike red and green m&ms. >> green and red, colts. misplays the snap. tackle him at the 13 so the jets down 22-17 got an opportunity. third and three.
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one-yardoss after he catches the pass, fourth and four now. this is the ball game. going for it. fitzpatrick to no one in particular and the bills win it, 22-17. his old team. six years befofo he left for ffalo, both 5-4 on t t season. so are we because wewee done. >ack to you. >> good weekend to you guys. and by the way, those nike color rush uniforms worn at last night's game especially bad for people who are color-blind. >> yeah, about 6% of all men can't tell red from green, so the uniforms all looked the same to them. some who have seen the color rush uniforms plplned for the thursday night game next week say they're even uglier. >> oh, ouch. >> can't wait. well, up next in "the pulse," winning big bucks. why today might be the best day to play the lottery. and the man with
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time now to check "the pulse" on this friday, the 13th. of course, that is the day thatt those withuperstitions dread, but apparently friday the 13th has actually been very lucky for one particular group of lottery winners. >> apparently since 2009 mega millions players in michigan have won more than $95 million on friday the 13th drawings. but tonight's jackpot is more than double that. a $2$2 million prize is up for grabs which could make thihi frfray the 13th the mostst profitable yet if someone has the winning ticket, so call your friends in michigan and have them buy you a ticket. >> or forget that. let's book our trip to michigan today. now the hoff really is the
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the 63-year-old actor formerly known as david hasselhoff has changed his nana. >> yeah, he made the announcement in this video here. >> i've been wanting to drop the hassel from my life for years and now i have made it official. david hoff. >> all right, not so fast. his agent says it's actually just a stunt for an australian the next few days. not surprisingly, hasselhoff is the e me he was born with h d it's the n ne he used while starring in the tv series, of course, "baywatch" and "knight rider." >> but once in a while everyone wants to get rid of some hassles. how many more puns can we come up with. >> hoff with them. >> hoff with them. >> okay. move over, donald trump. a pint-sized mogul in the making may soon give you u run for your monene >> want to o ve you a look at rachel. there she is. she came up with a pretty brilliant plan. her plan was to sell her little brother to a pet shop. she plans to charge $54 for him and then the smart-minded
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businesswoman that she is, she plans to use that money to buy a y. >> so rachel may be all business but she's not heartless. she promises her brother she'll be -- buy him back at a deep discount, of course. >> i like a woman who likes to think and she likes to think business. i did notice the little brother was walking away very quickly. >> he ran off in the field. well, the annual guinness world records day in tokyo has one for the books thanks to a runner named monkey man. >> you can see why because kenichi ito shattered the record for running on all fours going 100 meters in 15.71 seconds, the fastest man on all fours says he spent nine year ss studying how monkeys move to improve his technique and explains the nickname monkey man. >> why do you want to do this? >> i have no idea.
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have behehded american hostagege officials tell abc news it was a 100% direct hit and that he essentially evaporated. today russia will learn its fate for the alleged doping program. the governing body of world athletics will considerer what action to take which could include a ban in t t 2016 olympics. from the midwest we'll see strong winds today. that means big waves on the great lakes. delays at airports and possible power outages. >> also today, heavy rain in the northwest. chilly in the midwest with snow in the northern great lakes region. showers in south florida and parts of the northeast. okay, so finally from us, the late night comededns had a lot of fun with the starbucks red cup controversy. >> and here now are your "friday funnies." >> we're about to enter the magical season of getting angry that there's not enough talk about christmas. >> some evangelical christians are very upset that the coffee
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symbols of the season like the snowflakes, the snowmen and other kind of ornaments. >> they got rid of the christian religious symbols like snowflakes and snowmen. i mean, i think we all remember the story of when baby jesus was visited by the three wise frosties. >> because this year's starbucks holiday cup doesn't have any christsts symbols, starbucks hates jesus. >> what makes people think jesus wants to be on a starbucks cup? i'm going to tell you something, jesus does not. >> why don't we just start a movement. so when i went in and asked for my coffee, they asked for my name and i told them my name is merry christmas. starbucks, i tricked you. >> if you u ve time to actively protest the color and design of the starbucks holiday cup, you know what you should do, anything else literally. >> what ticks me off about this cup, adam, is there is nothing in it. oh, geez. >> starbucks is taking merry christmas off, no more merry christsts.
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call it anything you want. if i become president we'll all be saying merry christmas again. that i can tell you. >> i don't care if you have three yamakas on, you're going to say merry christmas. >> i say don't fight this. give the customers a cup crammed so full of christmas, they'll be picking tinsel out of their yule log for months. that's a christmas cup, starbucks. it's got your onments. it's got an entire manger scene but it's still missing a little something like, say, an entire christmas tree. all right. hmm, hmm, hmm, hmm. oh, what a festive way to start my day. >> really was goodododder for thososguys. >> it wawa >> all right, coming up on "gma," president obama, george's interview with the president. and that's what's making news in america this morning. have a fantastic weekend, everyone.
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morning, breaking ernight, the terrorist known as jihadi john targeted in a u.s. air strike. the knife-wielding masked man, a symbol of isis, believed to be dead. live team coverage with the late breaking details. trump's tirade. the republican candidate going off mocking ben carson, his book and stabbing incident, plus the candidates weighing in on the university of missouri protest, critical of the protesters. caller rush. the nfl debuting new uniforms for thursday night football and a lot of fans are not happy with them. and pull over, google's driverless car getting a lesson in the rules o othe road. on this friday morning we begin with that breaking news, the targeting of one of the most despised figures on the planet. >> we're talking about isis terrorist jihadi john believed
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