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meantime -- >> still eating the doughnuts. >> a second doughnut. >> time for our look back at the week that was from the scandal to the vatican. >> to the tropical trouble from beryl. here's friday's rewind. >> this storm has a potential to produce localized flooding, downed trees and power lines
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that can impact public safety. >> i didn't think the whole tree would go. we weren't thinking about the whole thing happening. >> it's hot. it's really hot. >> oh, i'm glistening. i guess our humid summers are back. >> i'm nervous to see what august has to bring and july when it's supposed to be hot out. >> a lot of people didn't think it was an authentic certificate. >> donald, you are beginning to sound a little ridiculous. i have to tell you. >> you are, wolf. >> the cost of appearing with this bloviating ignoramus is obvious to me. >> i don't agree with all the people who support me and my guess is they don't all agree with everything i believe in. >> even if this butler is somehow involved, he may be a convenient scapegoat for people higher up in the system. >> if pedro was able to tell investigators unique physical characteristics about etan, i think that's a great piece of evidence. however, i would feel very uneasy going to trial if that is all i have.
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>> they never call me. nobody ever said anything. i was suspecting at least a detective or somebody to say something, but nobody ever did. >> it's frustrating that we're here one minute talking, the next hour, you're dead. from a single gunshot wound. >> i just held on. you do what i got to do. you know? >> go sox. >> hey, that's a wicked hot chowder. >> what? >> i'm doing an impersonation of you. i'm an actor. >> i don't even sound like that. >> you sound like that. >> i sound nothing like that. >> i beg to differ. >> who knew tom brady was an actor. what can you do to start getting fit right there in your living room? paula gets some answers straight ahead. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: abc's "world news now" will continue after this
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♪ let's get physical physical i wanna get physical ♪ welcome back, everyone. with the national obesity rate just over 35%, we wanted to do our part to get you up and off the couch. there is a catch, though. you don't get v to get all the way off the catch. it's the lazy man's way. we're proud to welcome rachel to the studio. rachel, thank you so much for joining us. >> so great to be here. >> you typically teach this stuff you said, at the studio. this is all stuff we can do in our home, though, correct? >> that's correct. i teach all these moves at equinox in new york city. you can certainly do them from the comfort of your own living room with a couch or chair, even on the floor. they're really awesome, effective workouts. >> maybe even in my dress and heels.
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i know i need to do something. i'm a mother. busy. what are some of the moves you have today? >> different exercises on and off the couch. get the heart rate up. it's recommended people work out at least 30 minutes most days of the week. and most programs are 30 minutes to an hour. so if you just get up and moving while watching your favorite program. i love to do this while watching "dancing with the stars." so take your feet. for you, squeeze your legs all the way together which is really great. i'm going to take my legs wider for more stability. come up and then come down. it's super simple. functional training. this is what you do every day. as people get older, this movement of coming in and out of the chair can be quite challenging.- >> i can feel this.
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>> you'll feel it if you do it repetitively. i don't know about doing it in heels but you could -- >> actually a pretty good workout in heels. >> now you are getting tricky. >> a balance challenge. single leg. or even jump it. get a little more cardio. >> or do cardio by adding some punch. >> i can do that. >> some upper body moves. >> you are working your legs, your upper body and just getting the heart rate up. cardiovascular benefit as well. >> i'm going to bring in some of our staffers. matt will demonstrate the next move. >> that was a leg exercise. >> what do we have now? >> let's do something for the upper body. your standard push-up. take your hands about shoulder width apart. reach your feet all the way back and just pull the abdominals in. inhale as you go down. see if you can tap your chest to the couch and exhale coming back up. and just bring it back down. exhale. >> two tickets to the gun show, guys. >> pick up your pace and get as many reps as you can. i don't count reps. i say do as many as you can with good form and move on to the next exercise when you start losing your form.
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nice job. >> now we're going to bring in nicole, one of our other staffers. she doesn't have a skirt on and it's recommended you don't have a skirt on for the next exercise. lie on your back for me, if you can. put your feet up on the couch. it's really great when we did the chair squats we worked the front of our body. we forget about the whole posterior chain. bring your hands down. use your hands to help you balance and lift your hips up. you are using your hamstrings and glutes. keep going. nice. she's got perfect form. >> she does. >> we've got time for one more move real quick. what's the next move? >> quickly on to -- >> you're doing a great job. give me five. >> this is another one for the back of your body. take your hands down. lift your chest up off the ground. keep it going a couple of times. and look down.
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>> where is this working? >> cervical spine is in line. she's getting the muscles right between her shoulder blades. most of us are chained to our desk all day and then chained to the couch. this will be great. >> nicole, keep working. i'm going to ask you one more question. keep going. i want to see if she has the stamina. how often should we do this? do this for like an entire 30-minute program? >> most are 7 minutes of show time, three minutes of commercial. maybe seven minutes of continuous movement and then a commercial break. or if you are a little less conditioned, reverse it and enjoy your show for seven minutes and during the two minutes, get up and move. you build up the amount of time you can work out. >> i want guns like yours. >> you're all done, nicole. thank you so much for joining us. and if you have any questions, find all of our home tips on our website, wnnfans.com. ♪ let's get physical
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♪ time now once again for insomniac theater. with the summer movie season in full swing, two big films to tell you about. >> the latest installment of snow white with "snow white and the huntsman." this is no cartoon. >> and for greater glory, the movie about the mexican revolt pitting politics and religion. it's the cristeros war. do you know this? >> i studied cristerosology. >> really? then you know it's from 1926 to 1929. it was catholics against the atheist mexican government. 90,000 people on both sides lost their lives. a number of slain priests were canonized in 2000. eva longoria, andy garcia, peter o'toole.
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let's take a look. >> freedom is our lives. and we will defend it or die trying. you must remember that men will fire bullets, but god decides where they land. >> some mixed reviews. the "chicago tribune" says it glorifies the catholic fighters. the seattle times says it's bloody, inspiring. a visually elegant picture. and rotten tomatoes give it a 20% favorable rating. >> 20%? >> yeah. l.a. times said it's single minded and dying for the cause fodder. catnip for crusaders but not so interesting for those looking for a deeper view into politics and religion. >> you go see it and you decide. a lot of people are fired up to see "snow white and the
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huntsman." you know snow white, the fair nest the lan and the evil queen wants to kill her. so she sends her into the woods with the huntsman. snow white is kristen stewart. he becomes her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the evil queen played by charlize theron. here's a scene when they are deep in the woods. >> who are you? why does the queen want you dead? >> she wants all of us dead. >> what makes you so valuable? >> you should know. you are the one hunting me. >> forget it. i should never have gotten involved in the queen's business. >> if you leave without me, you're dead. if you leave me, i'm dead. >> snow white has some skills. that's the twist in this. kristen stewart has been trained in the art of war with chris hemsworth. 50% favorable rating. looks pretty good.
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>> that was a nice scene. 50% favorable rati
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this morning on "world news now" -- john edwards taking responsibility for his mistakes now that his campaign finance corruption trial is over. >> edwards is a free man left to pick up the pieces of his life on this friday, june 1st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> happy friday, everybody. we are excited that it is the weekend. i'm paula. and i'm really, really happy to be working alongside you, john. >> i always have a pleasure when i stop by this set and it's great to be with you as well. >> good. >> and it's national doughnut day. we said that once already. we'll say it again. what gets better than that? >> nothing, really. i can't think of a whole lot. >> let's work on doughnut number two in awhile. i'm in for rob nelson this morning. we get started with john
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edwards. he left the courthouse in north carolina after being acquitted yesterday. he made quite a statement in his own words. we'll have that straight ahead. also a successful splash down for the first private spacecraft to visit the international space station. by all accounts, all went extremely well for the spacex dragon. so what's next? of course, that was privately funded. we'll see what that does to the future of privately funded rockets. this one is getting plenty of opinions in new york city. a proposed ban on supersized sugary drinks. the man behind the plan, mayor mike bloomberg, explained it all to diane sawyer. he says nothing in it has to do with personal freedoms. he says it's all about health. >> you see some people in that video drinking diet coke. it does not apply to diet drinks. just regular -- >> coffee as well. alcohol as well. >> ironically not milkshakes. >> why? >> i have no idea. no idea.
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>> the dairy industry has a big lobby or something? >> no idea because they have a much higher caloric intake. >> a prot of protein in there? >> that's true. that's probably why. it's been quite a stretch for justin bieber. a near riot of female fans in europe and now something goes bump and, ouch, that one hurt. we're going to have details ahead in "the skinny" because we know all of you out there, and this one is in honor of rob nelson who can't get enough of -- >> bieber? he's got the fever? >> he's got bieber fever. >> who would have known. >> he is. for the first time in many weeks there's no threat of prison time hanging over john edwards' head. a jury in north carolina failed to convict him of a single count. >> for the first time in those weeks, edwards spoke extensively about his experience. bob woodruff reports from north carolina. >> reporter: it was relief on the face of john edwards leaving court with his daughter cate by his side. >> while i do not believe i did anything illegal or ever thought i was doing anything illegal, i did an awful, awful lot that was wrong. and if i want to find the person
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who should be held accountable for my sins, honestly, i don't have to go any further than the mirror. it's me. it is me and me alone. >> reporter: prosecutors failed to convince jurors that edwards illegally used money from wealthy donors to hide his pregnant girlfriend rielle hunter in the middle of the 2008 presidential campaign. edwards acknowledged how difficult this trial has been on his children, especially cate. >> she has been here no matter what. no matter how awful and painful the lot of the evidence was for her. evidence about her dad, evidence about her mom, who she loves so, so dearly. but she never once flinched. she said, dad, i love you. i'll be there for you. no matter what. >> reporter: then for the first time, he emotionally spoke of his young daughter quinn with former girlfriend rielle hunter.
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the child he long refused to acknowledge. >> and then finally, my precious quinn. who i love more than any of you could ever imagine. and i am so close to and so, so grateful for. so grateful for quinn. i'm grateful for all my children. >> reporter: he finished with what amounted to a stump speech. the beginning perhaps of his rehabilitation. >> i don't think god is through with me. i really believe he thinks there's still some good things i can do. >> reporter: now we didn't hear yet from the prosecution at all. when the decision came down, they just really just stared straight ahead. perhaps even shocked. now they need to make that decision whether they will have a new trial. a few justice department officials we talked to did tell us that this is unlikely. bob woodruff, abc news, greensboro, north carolina. >> how relieved is he this morning? >> oh, very relieved.
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but you know what? he handled that perfectly. that's what america wanted to see. my husband leaned over and he said, the contrition, he said, i'm sorry. he said -- >> he said all the right things. >> all the right things. he doesn't have to look any further. >> me alone. that was it. >> now he's setting himself up for something further. >> he handled it great. >> and as his lawyer said, he committed a sin, not a crime. so -- >> there you go. and the jury agreed. >> i think america will forgive him. it seemed to be pretty heartfelt. >> although his political career may be over, but i think maybe he's right. there's definitely some kind of public place for him. >> but he can continue to practice law. so we'll see where he goes with that. defense secretary leon panetta says he does not see the u.s. taking military action in syria without the backing of the u.n. security council. and that isn't likely to happen because of russian opposition. earlier, the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. had suggested that military intervention might be the only remaining option.
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turning to politics now. mitt romney clinched the republican nomination this week and he's been collecting endorsements ever since. former first lady nancy reagan invited romney and his wife ann to her home. afterward she gave him her firm endorsement saying her husband ronnie would have liked governor romney's business background and his strong principles, and i have to say i do, too. >> lemonade and cookies. i love it. very, very cute. republicans have a new plan to keep student interest loans from doubling at the end of the month. they sent a letter to the president with the details. both parties want to keep their rates low. that's something they can agree on but they've differed on how to pay for it. the gop is suggesting several new measures including less medicaid money to the states and higher pensions for federal workers. next, mission accomplished. the cargo capsule that ferried supplies to the international space station splashing into the pacific ocean right on target. >> it was a picture perfect ending to a nine-day test flight that paves the way to the future. abc's karen travers joins us with details. hi, karen. >> reporter: good morning, john.
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good morning, paula. after nasa ended its shuttle program, it turned to private companies for these routine trips to space. yesterday marks the first successful mission. call it one giant step for private space exploration. >> the dragon spent five days, 16 hours and five minutes attached to the international space station. >> reporter: the spacex dragon capsule left the international space station for its return to earth. these blurry images show the capsule on its way to splashdown in the pacific ocean about six hours later. it was an historic mission, one that marked a major turning point for nasa. the unmanned dragon capsule was the first private cargo ship to reach the space station. it carried up roughly 1,200 pounds of food and supplies and it's coming back to earth with about 1,400 pounds of old space station equipment and scientific samples. spacex is a dream of billionaire
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elan musk who made his fortune with the internet company paypal. he's one of a handful of private entrepreneurs who are aiming for the stars. >> it's more like the dawn of a new era of space exploration. >> reporter: the space agency turned to private businesses to take over these routine runs. it paid spacex $400 million for two launches. >> they now are going to be primarily responsible for building and operating, and we're going to -- we're going to buy the service from them. >> reporter: eventually nasa hopes to use private companies to transport astronauts to the space station. the next dragon supply trip is scheduled for september. john and paula? >> setting a good precedent there. >> fascinating. private companies taking us to space. >> of course, taking nonessential supplies up there, but just that video to see it connecting with -- connecting up there was -- >> fantastic. >> very fascinating. >> you are a geek for that
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stuff? >> not really, but i can appreciate good video. and i can appreciate a good forecast. so let's see what our friday forecast is. >> i can appreciate a good segue. >> oh, yeah. it's a good transition. stormy in the east with hail, high winds and possible tornadoes around philly, d.c. and the carolinas. showers in the ohio and tennessee valleys. thunderstorms from texas to the dakotas. scattered showers from seattle to montana. a scorcher -- scorcher in the southwest. you can -- it's like the kind you can fry an egg. >> a near record high of 109 in phoenix. 90 in sacramento. 88 in boise. the twin cities get up to 72. chicago, 63. 80s from dallas to miami. 78 in atlanta and 73 in boston. you any good at parallel parking? >> pretty good. living in new york city and parking on the street you better be good. yes. >> i'm about a "c" and that's with the help of a camera. without the camera, bad. so we have an odd new world record to tell you about this morning. you can probably guess. it's about parallel parking. and, yes, that is an official guinness category. >> there's a category for everything. the "guinness book of world records" certified this parallel parking record popping into a super tight space just 5.9 inches longer than the mini cooper he was driving.
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he beat the old record by nearly three inches. >> less than six inches? that is impressive. >> that's pretty good. he's better than me. no doubt about it. >> how many times did he have to bump in the cars in front and behind. >> i imagine he's such a pro. i don't know. >> okay. anyways, let's move on to the spelling bee, right? >> oh, boy. something else i'm not good at. parallel parking and spelling. >> that's why we went into journalism. a 14-year-old from san diego has spelled her way to victory beating out nearly 300 competitors. >> a calm, cool and collected -- say the name for me -- >> snigdha nandipati. >> -- clinched the scripps spelling bee with a word many of us have never heard of. >> guetapens. g-u-e-t-a-p-e-n-s. guetapens. >> goodness gracious. >> oh, my gosh. her proud little brother, parents and grandparents joined in the celebration. she takes home $30,000. i love that. plus a scholarship and reference
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works worth thousands more. that should come in handy if she studies to become a neurosurgeon. i love when the definition is shorter than the actual word itself. guetapens. what was it, an ambush? >> i forget. these competitions are so intense these days. the sky is the limit for her. coming up, the latest from martin short on his uncomfortable tv appearance from earlier this week. >> that was uncomfortable. plus, the firestorm over the sugary drinks. new york's mayor set off this controversy. now he's telling us about it. you might even think he's kind of making some sense. stick around. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by iams senior plus dog food. to you by iams senior plus dog food.
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welcome back, everne. welcome back, everyone. new york city's possible ban on supersized sugary drinks was the topic of much debate across the country yesterday. >> i tuned in yesterday. i was amused to see my colleague here to the left contemplating the new potential law. >> a law would ban the sale of sweetened beverages larger than 16 ounces. did i get my point across there? so the man behind the plan, new york city's michael bloomberg sat down with diane sawyer. >> so i read nanny mike and i read soda scrooge. >> i don't know if those are derogatory terms at least to get your name in the paper. as long as they spell your name right, it's good publicity. >> should the government be doing this? shouldn't the government stay out -- >> all we're doing here is educating. if you want to order 32 ounces of soda in a restaurant that we supervise, the restaurant must give you two 16-ounce glasses.
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and what's likely to happen is you'll drink one and not the other. that was the size of the popcorn that i used to get, not the drink. >> we went in and asked for 16 ounce. they gave us a 21-ounce. said it was a 16-ounce. and then this is medium. just to show everybody. so you are not looking at this as a government proscription. you are looking at it as education? >> it forces you to see the difference. in the case of the two different size cups. and you can decide. we're not taking away anybody's rights at all to do anything. all we're doing is forcing you to recognize that you are drinking an enormous amount of sugar. >> the cdc has said it's the added sugar in food that is the real problem. >> that's true but it's harder to regulate food. show me a state health agency that is doing something about obesity? >> so the crisis demands action of some kind? >> yes. and who is going to do this? invariably, it is mayors who do this. it's not governors or the president.
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it's not legislators. a mayor, you are either for or against. pick up the garbage or you don't. and we have a responsibility to improve the public health. new york city residents on average live three years longer than the average in america. and if giving 8.4 million people an extra three years to live isn't the purpose of government, i don't know what government is. >> discuss. talk amongst yourself, right? >> the libertarian over here. i heard you talking. you aren't a big fan of the law. >> not at all. >> the government has a lot of things to tackle. i don't know if sugary drinks is necessarily the one. >> it's so shortsighted. a milkshake has maybe even more calories and fat. >> you aren't going to take away my milkshake. >> where do you draw the line? exactly. >> i gave up soda a long time ago. that doesn't bug me. >> when we come back, time for the friday morning "skinny." >> sure is. come on back. >> announcer: abc's "world news
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ ♪ skinny so skinny ♪ all right. when rob and i did this story
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yesterday, we prefaced it by saying we've all had our foot in the mouth moments on tv. especially live tv because especially in the middle of the night because we say stupid things because we're sleep deprived and making no sense. one thing about martin short. he's not just one of the funniest, but he's shown he's one of the most gracious. you probably heard he was on the "today" show and kathie lee was referencing his marriage and how he keeps things, you know, alive and hot with his wife, but the problem was his wife had passed away two years ago. so it was a very uncomfortable moment. martin short issued this -- issued this statement and he said to e! news. it's live tv. people make mistakes. there's no ill will intended. i think it's nice to aspire to be that way. and then, of course, kathie lee had tweeted her sincerest apologies. we've all been there and done that. it shows the type of guy that martin short is. because this is something that could have gone very -- >> he could have rode this in the tabloids forever. and she was very appreciative. it happens. people make mistakes like that.
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nothing quite as doozyish as that, but i've made mistakes along those lines. justin bieber doesn't get along with glass. he walked into another glass wall. not the first time but apparently after a show in paris on thursday, the 18-year-old singer walked into a glass wall backstage. he completed the set but passed out briefly in the dressing room. >> oh, no. justin bieber, did he get a concussion? >> he suffered a concussion. but he's fine. he did tweet he's got a good sense of humor. just smacked my head. need some water. all is good. i'm canadian. we're tough. laughing out loud. it's all good. just got to take it easy the rest of the night. so he's okay. he did walk into a revolving glass door once before. he and glass not getting along. beyonce lost 60 pounds after she had her baby just under five months ago. she did it five-day a week cardio workouts basically eating lettuce, vegetables, protein, nothing packaged. she's going to get chocolate wasted. there's no denying she looks good.
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♪ freeze frame freeze frame ♪ going to have that song in my head all day now. we've not seen much of former president george w. bush since he left the white house. however, he and the former first lady were aside the president yesterday. >> as jake tapper shows us, there was no shortage of humor. >> reporter: president obama welcomed his predecessor back to the white house. the occasion? the unveiling of the official white house portraits of the bushes. >> thank you so much for inviting our rowdy friends to my hanging. >> reporter: former president bush seemed to enjoy his return to the limelight recalling when the british burned down the white house in 1814, the first
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lady at the time ran to rescue the first portrait of george washington. >> now, michelle, if anything happens, there's your man. it is my privilege to introduce the greatest first lady ever -- sorry, mom. >> laura bush seemed to enjoy her moment as well. >> nothing makes a house a home like having portraits of its former occupants staring down at you from the walls. >> reporter: but it was also a day of emotion. from a son to his father. >> i am honored to be hanging near a man who gave me the greatest gift possible, unconditional love. >> reporter: and the current president thanked his predecessor. >> george, i will always remember your kind words of encouragement, plus you also left me a really good tv sports package. i use it. >> reporter: that other sport, politics, seemed a world away. jake tapper, abc news, the white
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house. >> and when the country -- there's just so much division and we're in an election year. i think it's very refreshing and the country loves to see both sides kind of putting their differences aside even for something as -- >> it was a charming event. i'm telling you. they were funny. did they have joke writers? they were really good. i was watching it live as it was coming down. >> i love the thank you for coming to our hanging. >> and also he said, you know, mr. president, when you are wandering these halls rustling with tough decisions you'll be able to gaze at this photo and ask, what would george do? >> wwgd, right? and he said the white house portrait collection now starts and ends with a george w. obviously george washington and -- >> there you go. all right. that's all we got. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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this morning on "world news now" -- hitting hard. mitt romney goes after the president for wasting taxpayer money. >> while the obama campaign unleashes a new line of attack stemming from romney's days as governor. it's friday, june 1st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good friday morning, everyone. i'm paula faris. a big smile is for two reasons. one, i'm sitting next to john muller. welcome back. >> thank you very much. >> and number two, tgif! >> tgif, everybody. that will definitely put a smile on your face. i'm john muller in for rob nelson. the gloves coming off a bit yesterday in the race for the white house. the campaigns of mitt romney and president obama landing blows on issues they think will resonate with voters. >> only five more months of
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this. also, john edwards no longer on trial for campaign finance misdeeds. he broke his silence on the courthouse steps and what a statement it was. suffice it to say, edwards blamed himself for his whole mess. we'll see -- >> if i ever get in hot water, i'm going to read that script verbatim and put my name in it. it was me, 100% -- exactly right. plus a require look at rare home movies featuring the british royal family. we'll hear some childhood recollection from the future king as well. >> we're actually going -- rob is a huge fan of the royals. >> now you're being sarcastic. >> he's having a royally good time in new orleans right now. he's at a wedding. what a night for the best young s-p-e-l-l-e-r-s. that's spellers in the nation. the winner of the spelling b-e-e is ahead. >> you're very good, paula, b-e-e. fasten your seat belts. it's going to get rough. the race for the white house has shifted into a new gear now that
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mitt romney has clinched the nomination. >> two campaigns staged dueling events with symbolic buildings as backdrops. abc's t.j. winick joining us with details. >> reporter: good morning. president obama and mitt romney are making the case that they are the ones to fix america's sluggish economy. >> morning, guys. >> reporter: romney took the press on a trip to visit the former headquarters of solyndra in fremont, california. the solar panel manufacturer received a $500 million loan from the federal government before declaring bankruptcy last year. >> heads and his cronies win and tails and the taxpayers lose. >> reporter: president obama defended the solyndra investment this way. >> this is a loan guarantee program that predates me that historically has had support from democrats and republicans as well. >> reporter: but the republican national committee sees solyndra as a cautionary tale and put out a spot highlighting the president's decision. democrats have claimed romney's
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experience is making a profit not creating jobs. obama senior strategist david axelrod was in massachusetts bashing then governor romney's record over the shouts of anti-obama protesters. he claims during those four years, the commonwealth was, in fact, 47th in job creation. >> the message massachusetts seems to be sending as they listen to romney reprise his familiar pitch is fool me once, shame on me. fool me twice, shame on you. >> reporter: massachusetts republicans boasted that the unemployment rate dropped almost a full percentage point under governor romney who they also say helped to raise a multibillion-dollar deficit without raising taxes. john and paula? >> he dropped the unemployment rate from 5.6 to 4.7 while in office. mitt romney stopped in to see former first lady nancy reagan during a swing through california. mrs. reagan had him and his wife ann over for some lemonade and
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cookies. wonder if they were both homemade. afterward, she gave romney her formal endorsement saying her husband would have liked his business background and strong morales. >> wonder if there was an entenmann's box hiding in the background. former presidential candidate john edward will likely not face a retrial after a north carolina jury fails to convict him on any counts. >> his attorneys had said all along edwards committed many sins but no crimes. after the trial, edwards appeared to accept blame for some of those sins. >> none of the people who came to court and testified are responsible. nobody working for the government is responsible. i am responsible. and if i want to find the person who should be held accountable for my sins, honestly, i don't have to go any further than the mirror. it's me. it is me and me alone. >> if you need a lesson in how
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to issue an apology, that was it. he also said he had hoped for his future saying, quote, i don't think god is through with me. i really believe he thinks there's still some good things i can do. a lot of people expect him to still practice law. which he'll be able to do. and it looks like he's positioned himself to return. >> tremendous relief he must feel. in seattle, new details into the shooting spree that left six people dead. witnesses say ian stawicki had been hanging out at the cafe razor recently but was banned for his behavior. he returned there wednesday and killed four people. one man identified only as lawrence kept that death toll from going higher. >> the hero picked up a stool and threw it at the suspect. hit him. picked up another stool as the suspect is shooting and now pointing at him and hits him with another stool. >> lawrence told police his brother died at the world trade center. after that, he promised himself if something like that ever
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happened to him, he would not hide under a table. >> unbelievable. this morning, more than two dozen discount bus lines on the east coast are shut down over safety violations. government teams moved in yesterday in a coordinated operation. the largest raid ever carried out. jim avila got an exclusive look as the teams moved in. >> reporter: they were horrifying crashes. bus drivers falling asleep on crowded freeways. their 40,000-pound coaches careening out of control. one in new york killing 14 passengers. >> sheared the bus nearly in half. >> reporter: the other in virginia killing four, injuring 54 more when this discount ride flipped. >> the bus came to rest on its roof. >> reporter: overall since march of last year, 22 deaths, 169 people injured on these buses. accidents the government says highlight the risk of climbing aboard the curbside budget bus. >> just more affordable. >> reporter: picking up passengers on the street. no depot for fares as low as a buck. but with safety records, seven
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times worse than the higher end greyhound says the ntsb. accidents that led to the largest single safety crackdown in department of transportation history. and surprise inspections in 13 states and the district of columbia checking tires, lights. horns, and brakes. 26 bus companies in all shut down. 116 drivers suspended for license violations. and 169 buses pulled off the road. abc news went along with philadelphia police and d.o.t. agents as they closed new century travel operating out of a beauty supply office. they wouldn't talk to us as we watched the feds take this bus out of service or respond to e-mails. so what's the headline today? >> we're shutting down bus companies that are operating unethically, unlawfully. >> reporter: cracking down on the fastest growing and riskiest segment of american travel. jim avila, abc news, washington.
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a coast guard cutter returned to port in florida carrying quite a haul. 138 million bucks worth of cocaine, to be exact. the coke was taken in four separate raids in international waters in the southeastern caribbean. well, some california school kids got a very unusual lesson in zoology yesterday. a small black bear wandered on to their campus and seemed to be doing laps. >> he's kind of cute. he visited the -- they canceled the elementary school's end of the school year party. delayed the middle school's graduation ceremony. animal control officials did catch up with the little fellow at a nearby apartment complex and took him back to the wilderness. >> cute, cute. >> if i ever run into a bear, i want it to be that size. cute. looked like a little dog. this story is for rob. as queen elizabeth celebrates her diamond jubilee, prince charles is paying tribute by looking back at the early years. >> he's sharing some of his early memories with never before seen home videos.
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he talked about family time with his young mother and what it takes to balance that priceless crown. >> it's incredibly heavy. i remember my mother coming up when we were in the bath as children wearing the crown. quite funny actually. >> the prince says his mama takes great pride in her family and praised her for her devotion and commitment during her 60-year reign. >> "good morning america" will be live in london monday. and tuesday. katie couric, robin roberts, lara spencer. monday and tuesday for the jubilee celebration. >> diamond jubilee. >> for sure, i promise they will come back with a really cool, sexy british accent. >> really? just like madonna did. >> okay. take a look at the weather?
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>> i think so. severe storms from pennsylvania to the carolinas and georgia. showers and thunderstorms in florida, nashville, detroit and cincinnati. thunderstorms in the plains from dallas to the dakotas and extreme heat from vegas to phoenix. >> triple digits in ho and 90s in albuquerque and sacramento. near 70 in fargo. 64 in omaha. 61 in indianapolis. new york getting up to 76. baltimore, 83. and new orleans, 87. >> which is where rob is. we sent him our love. tennis' marathon man was at it again this time at roland garros. at the french open. you might remember john isner played the longest set and match in tennis history two years ago at wimbledon. >> he found himself in the second round in paris battling frenchman paul-henri mathieu. they battled for five sets in 5 hours and 41 minutes. the second longest match by time in french open history. >> he lost by the way. isner did. the match went on so long organizers had to postpone the one that was supposed to follow it. >> he is the marathon man, mr. isner. >> i imagine a little cramping going on? >> i would imagine. coming up -- some amazing kids from the
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national spelling bee. >> plus, what so many men fear, baldness. a new treatment providing new hope. stick around. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by cancer treatment centers of america. follow the wings.
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♪ ♪ all right. we have some very good news for those going bald. that's on average 1 in 3 american men. let me see this. >> did you just touch my hair? >> yeah, turn around.
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let me see. i don't think it really applies to you. you have a nice set of hair there. >> nice shag rug there. >> 30 million american women as well are losing their hair. >> there's an innovative new treatment that can help with thinning hair and it involves ink. abc's elizabeth leamy shows us the new hairdo. >> reporter: this is no tattoo parlor, but mike is getting ink injected under his skin. the high-tech needle makes tiny irregular marks just like natural hair follicles. >> here is your actual hair >> it is kifa dg and it's just changing. >> have a seat right here. >> reporter: jusown l, nasim is the five years ago her hair started thinning drastically on top. her treatment takes all day. eight hours because the goal is to mark her entire head so there's no longer a contrast between her dark hair and white
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scalp. >> i'm excited to see what it look like now. >> reporter: both procedures are being performed at a company outside minneapolis called good look inc. >> a lot of people thought what? what your doing? what? >> reporter: they perfected the hair replication process on themselves. here's darryn's own hair before and after. good look inc. has treated about 1,000 people since 2008. >> the seeing is believing aspect is the truth. and that's why we've been able to be doing this today and why people are leaving here happy. >> okay. here she comes. the new nasim. >> reporter: remember, this is what nasim's hair looked like before. compare that to how it looks now. quite a difference. >> it was amazing. the transformation that i've seen. it looks so much better. i love it. >> reporter: but is nasim's new 'do convincing to our ultra close-up camera? >> it looks like a full head of hair. >> reporter: now mike's turn.
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>> how do you like it? >> i really like it. it's so natural. >> nobody has noticed? >> nobody has asked me or noticed yet. >> reporter: but it sure is noticeable when you look back at mike's before pictures and contrast them with the ones taken afterward. once again, we use our close-up cam to see if we can detect anything artificial. >> i want to see if i'm convinced. man, i am. the final test is whether mike's wife likes his new look. >> we are going to reintroduce mike! >> what do you think? >> it's great. it looks really, really natural and, wow. >> so he's got the wifely seal of approval? >> yes, definitely. i think it turned out great. >> reporter: hot date tonight. >> yeah. >> can i just say that i do think bald can be sexy. >> you did say that earlier. >> unbelievable. >> dramatic. >> dramatic.
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anywhere between $800 and $2,500. they say it's permanent. you may need a touch up here and there. it's completely safe. >> it looked fantastic. >> seeing is definitely -- >> so if it ever falls out, we know what to do. >> i'm getting a tattoo on my noggin. i might get one that says john for my husband. not you. >> oh, man. got me all excited for a split second. >> my pen just broke. >> did you break your pen? >> i chew my pens, i break them. coming up, an annual event. the national spelling bee.
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or do i have to spell it out ♪ spelling it out. nothing like a brainiac kid to make you feel kind of dumb. >> really dumb. 278 brainiac kids to be exact. that's how many young spellers entered this week's 85th scripps national spelling bee. this morning there's a winner who spelled a word we can't pronounce and we don't even know what it means. >> and good evening, everyone. our nation's capital. >> reporter: it's the two-day nail-biting, brain-busting battle that plays out on live tv. >> here we go. >> oh, boy. >> reporter: nearly 300 spellers whittled down to a handful. some who have been in the hot seat before. among them, ohio's nicholas rushlow, the class clown. >> can i have the spelling? >> nice try. >> reporter: he was making his fifth straight bee appearance. also new york's arvind mahankali coming in a respectable third just like last year. so it came down to two. florida's stuti mishra whose
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trick is to type the words. the dreaded bell meaning one thing. 14-year-old san diegan snigdha nandipati could win it all with one word. >> guetapens. g-u-e-t-a-p-e-n-s. guetapens. >> reporter: perfection. cool and collected. even as the confetti rained down, her younger brother jumping on stage for a celebratory hug. snigdha said she'd seen the word before. >> i just wanted to ask everything i could before i started spelling.
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>> reporter: she's a fan of sherlock holmes, plays the violin and wants to be a doctor. >> now that you know this is actually happening, how do you feel? >> it's a miracle. >> reporter: years of practice paying o-f-f. she gets 30 grand. congrats. >> right back. follow the wings.
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>> announcer: "world news now" delivers youorning p >> announcer: "world news now" delivers your "morning papers." >> okay. so we've been in new york for five months and my husband finally got a good haircut. so i know where this story is coming from. you find a barber you like and you stick with them. >> did he pay a thousand bucks for him? >> no. 21 bucks. a radio station is claiming that president obama flies in his barber from chicago every 10 to 14 days to cut his hair. the barber refused to confirm or deny the frequency. a lot of people are calling this barbergate. but they say it could add up to about $7200 a year in airfare in addition to the cost of the cuts. >> this is great. a golden vibrator stolen from a
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sex shop in brazil. it's true. the owner says the guy busted in, tied her up and took this golden vibrator from a display case. it's the only thing he stole. but the joke is on him. he forgot the recharger. he didn't steal the charger. >> doesn't take batteries? >> she says, i don't know what he's going to do with it. i'll leave it up to his imagination. here's your polka, everybody. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ that's the "world news" polka ♪ >> nice touch. >> eat some doughnuts. happy national doughnut day, everybody.
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this morning on "world news now" -- what is next for john edwards. >> the first day of the rest of his life now that a jury has found him not guilty. today is friday, june 1st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> happy friday, everybody. >> national doughnut day no less. >> it is. >> june 1st no less. >> we're going to pick out our doughnuts. >> i'm john muller in for rob nelson. >> i'm paula faris. at least i think i am today. >> and you are in for yourself today. >> yes.
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my alter ego. >> should we start with the edwards trial? >> i think we should. the jury in the edwards trial finding him not guilty on one count and jurors couldn't agree on all the other counts against him so edwards is a free man. we'll hear from him in just a minute. >> also, mitt romney comes out swinging against president obama. the republican presidential nominee hit mr. obama hard yesterday about a business loan deal that went bust costing taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars. of course, the president phoning romney a couple of days ago to congratulate him. we knew the gloves were going to come off. >> they are pretty much off. you've been hanging out with some super fit folks. we're going to hear what they told you about getting fit and how you can start doing it while sitting on your couch. maybe you have a workout in your very near future. >> i've implemented some of those moves. >> have you? >> i have this week. have you noticed my arms look a
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little more toned? >> you do look a little buff. like why work out on the couch? time and place for everything. >> there is a time and place for everything. and a time and place to eat doughnuts. >> like right now. today is national doughnut day. we have some to enjoy. we actually have, i think, a dozen from dunkies. i'm going to lay claim on mine right now. >> i know which one you want. i heard you earlier. >> that's the one i want. >> i want this one and i'm going to stick my finger in it just to make sure you don't take it. >> i'll eat it anyway, but you can have it anyway. >> how about the pink one? >> i am manly enough to have a pink doughnut, but just the same, i love chocolate. >> and you touched it, too. >> we can put the doughnuts aside and get to john edwards. it is highly unlikely john edwards will face criminal charges again. the justice department is indicating there will be no retrial. >> his lawyers said all along what edwards did was a sin but not a crime. want more on this case we can find out right now? we'll check out scott goldberg with more. >> reporter: good morning. when john edwards heard the verdict he hugged his daughter cate, then his parents and then stepped outside the courtroom to thank his family and the jury saying, thank goodness we live in a country that has the kind of system we have.
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all of the drama ended about as well as it could for john edwards. the jury finding him not guilty on one count of violating campaign finance laws and u.s. district judge kathryn eagles declaring a mistrial on the other five charges he was facing. >> why i do not believe i did anything illegal or ever thought i was doing anything illegal, i did an awful, awful lot that was wrong. and there is no one else responsible for my sins. >> reporter: the jury could only agree unanimously that edwards is not guilty of accepting campaign contributions in excess of the legal limit from wealthy donor bunny mellon. that charge carried a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a fine of $250,000. the jury was hung on three other charges edwards violated campaign finance laws. one charge of conspiracy.
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and on another charge that he made false statements. all of this coming after 17 days of testimony. some 500 exhibits and nine days of deliberation. during a trial that revealed many of the scandalous details about edwards' affair with rielle hunter while running for president in 2008. but did not convince the eight men and four women on the jury edwards masterminded a plan to hide that scandal from voters in violation of federal campaign finance laws. legal experts say it is not likely the government would want to retry this case in criminal court, although it is possible edwards could face civil charges down the road. john and paula? >> our thanks to scott for that. mitt romney is campaigning in california. he made a surprise stop to the former headquarters of the bankrupt solar panel company solyndra. using that as an example of president obama's economic failure. later he told an interviewer he would give the president a grade of "f" across the board, but especially for his record on jobs. >> it's hard to call, what, now,
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39, 40 months of unemployment above 8% a success when even he said by now he would be in the 6% range. and by now it's not. it is over 8. >> romney is making the same pledge saying he'll bring unemployment rates to 6% in his first term because unlike president obama, he has experience in leadership. on the other side of the country, meanwhile, the president's campaign staged some political theater of their own. david axelrod stood in front of the minnesota statehouse to blast romney's record as governor. noisy romney supporters were there as well and did their best to shout him down. a battle over a federal law that defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman appears headed for the supreme court after an appeals court ruling. in a unanimous decision, the judges said that denying benefits to married gay couples is unconstitutional. the court didn't rule on whether gays have a constitutional right to marry. and in a bit of election
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year political theater, lawmakers in the house failed to ban abortions based on the sex of the fetus. it had little chance of becoming law, but it gave both sides of the aisle a chance to appeal for the woman's vote. and this is a law, gendercide. it's a law that's being practiced in canada, in finland, in norway and sweden and switzerland. countries that are very, very pro-abortion. pro-abortion rights. and they needed a two-thirds majority, though, to get this passed. >> it stood no chance of passing. the big concern there is for the doctors who perform these abortions. it opens them up to all kinds of potential criminal charges if they don't get to the bottom of the motivations of their clients for having the abortion. it's a very, very complicated issue. you hear it face value and think it's cut and dry. when you read the nuance layers of this legislation, it's a tough one. >> defeated 246-170. but a stat for you. they say the practice of killing baby girls or terminating pregnancies solely because the
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fetus is female is estimated to have produced a gender imbalance of more than 100 million girls around the world. >> horrifying story. >> for sure. >> that part of it anyway. wall street investors can't help but think good riddance now that the month of may is over. >> it was a dismal month for stocks. the dow was down 820 points. that's over 6%. its worst month in two years. the nasdaq was off 219 points in may, more than 7% in may. the nasdaq and dow are still in positive territory for the year. just don't look at your 401(k). don't look at your investments. >> i know. >> take a deep breath. the largest wildfire burning in the country continues to spread this morning in all direction. the massive fire has scorched 190,000 acres of new mexico wilderness. nearly 300 square miles. and it's only 5% contained. officials say it could be another two weeks before they put it out. >> let's take a look at the friday forecast.
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near record highs in the southwest. scattered showers in the pacific northwest. thunderstorms from bismarck to dallas. hail, gusty winds and chance of tornadoes from pennsylvania to eastern georgia. showers around cincinnati, detroit and nashville. >> 86 in miami. 87 in new york. mostly 60s from detroit to kansas city. 66 in seattle. and 82 in salt lake city. a sizzling 109 in phoenix and 91 in albuquerque. >> are you ready? as we mentioned at the top of the show, today is national doughnut day. let's get to it. >> let's dig in. >> dig in. >> there's actually a little bit of history. >> really? >> yeah, national doughnut day is the first friday of june every year. >> i didn't know that. >> it's the successor to doughnut day events created by the salvation army in 193209 honor the women who serve doughnuts to u.s. soldiers in world war i. >> this is quite patriotic. >> i feel good about eating all these calories. >> it's like dough, deep fried with sugar.
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some of the big doughnut chains are running specials so check them out. >> and it's cream filled. >> you got the cream filled one. speak for yourself. >> you can have the jelly filled one. >> this is cream filled if you really want to be a star. >> really? >> you are a shining star today. >> that is my main course. this is the "appeteaser." coming up on friday morning's insomniac theater, we'll try out a workout as well and talk about two really good movies. >> are we going to burn this off? moves you can get at home just being lazy on your couch. >> so we'll eat up and cover that. we'll be right back. ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by the scooter store. follow the wings.
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meantime -- >> still eating the doughnuts. >> a second doughnut. >> time for our look back at the week that was from the scandal to the vatican. >> to the tropical trouble from beryl. here's friday's rewind.
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>> this storm has a potential to produce localized flooding, downed trees and power lines that can impact public safety. >> i didn't think the whole tree would go. we weren't thinking about the whole thing happening. >> it's hot. it's really hot. >> oh, i'm glistening. i guess our humid summers are back. >> i'm nervous to see what august has to bring and july when it's supposed to be hot out. >> a lot of people didn't think it was an authentic certificate. >> donald, you are beginning to sound a little ridiculous. i have to tell you. >> you are, wolf. >> the cost of appearing with this bloviating ignoramus is obvious to me. >> i don't agree with all the people who support me and my guess is they don't all agree with everything i believe in. >> even if this butler is somehow involved, he may be a convenient scapegoat for people higher up in the system. >> if pedro was able to tell investigators unique physical characteristics about etan, i think that's a great piece of evidence. however, i would feel very
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uneasy going to trial if that is all i have. >> they never call me. nobody ever said anything. i was suspecting at least a detective or somebody to say something, but nobody ever did. >> it's frustrating that we're here one minute talking, the next hour, you're dead. from a single gunshot wound. >> i just held on. you do what i got to do. you know? >> go sox. >> hey, that's a wicked hot chowder. >> what? >> i'm doing an impersonation of you. i'm an actor. >> i don't even sound like that. >> you sound like that. >> i sound nothing like that. >> i beg to differ. >> who knew tom brady was an actor. what can you do to start getting fit right there in your living room? paula gets some answers straight ahead. you're watching "world news now."
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♪ let's get physical physical i wanna get physical ♪ welcome back, everyone. with the national obesity rate just over 35%, we wanted to do our part to get you up and off the couch. there is a catch, though. you don't get v to get all the way off the catch. it's the lazy man's way. we're proud to welcome rachel to the studio. rachel, thank you so much for joining us. >> so great to be here. >> you typically teach this stuff you said, at the studio. this is all stuff we can do in our home, though, correct? >> that's correct.
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i teach all these moves at equinox in new york city. you can certainly do them from the comfort of your own living room with a couch or chair, even on the floor. they're really awesome, effective workouts. >> maybe even in my dress and heels. i know i need to do something. i'm a mother. busy. i have two kids. what are some of the moves you have today? >> different exercises on and off the couch. get the heart rate up. it's recommended people work out at least 30 minutes most days of the week. and most programs are 30 minutes to an hour. so if you just get up and moving while watching your favorite program. i love to do this while watching "dancing with the stars." so take your feet. for you, squeeze your legs all the way together which is really great. i'm going to take my legs wider for more stability. come up and then come down. it's super simple. functional training. this is what you do every day. as people get older, this movement of coming in and out of the chair can be quite challenging.- >> i can feel this. >> you'll feel it if you do it repetitively. i don't know about doing it in heels but you could -- >> actually a pretty good workout in heels.
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>> now you are getting tricky. >> a balance challenge. single leg. or even jump it. get a little more cardio. >> or do cardio by adding some punch. >> i can do that. >> some upper body moves. >> you are working your legs, your upper body and just getting the heart rate up. cardiovascular benefit as well. >> i'm going to bring in some of our staffers. matt will demonstrate the next move. >> that was a leg exercise. >> what do we have now? >> let's do something for the upper body. your standard push-up. take your hands about shoulder width apart. reach your feet all the way back and just pull the abdominals in. inhale as you go down. see if you can tap your chest to the couch and exhale coming back up. and just bring it back down. exhale. >> two tickets to the gun show, guys. >> pick up your pace and get as many reps as you can. i don't count reps.
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i say do as many as you can with good form and move on to the next exercise when you start losing your form. nice job. >> now we're going to bring in nicole, one of our other staffers. she doesn't have a skirt on and it's recommended you don't have a skirt on for the next exercise. lie on your back for me, if you can. put your feet up on the couch. it's really great when we did the chair squats we worked the front of our body. we forget about the whole posterior chain. bring your hands down. use your hands to help you balance and lift your hips up. you are using your hamstrings and glutes. keep going. nice. she's got perfect form. >> she does. >> we've got time for one more move real quick. what's the next move? >> quickly on to -- >> you're doing a great job. give me five.
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>> this is another one for the back of your body. take your hands down. lift your chest up off the ground. keep it going a couple of times. and look down. >> where is this working? >> cervical spine is in line. she's getting the muscles right between her shoulder blades. most of us are chained to our desk all day and then chained to the couch. this will be great. >> nicole, keep working. i'm going to ask you one more question. keep going. i want to see if she has the stamina. how often should we do this? do this for like an entire 30-minute program? >> most are 7 minutes of show time, three minutes of commercial. take the two minute commercial break, or if you are a little less conditioned, reverse it and enjoy your show for seven minutes and during the two minutes, get up and move. you build up the amount of time you can work out. >> i want guns like yours. >> you're all done, nicole. thank you so much for joining us. and if you have any questions, find all of our home tips on our website, wnnfans.com. ♪ let's get physical
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♪ time now once again for insomniac theater. with the summer movie season in full swing, two big films to tell you about. >> the latest installment of snow white with "snow white and the huntsman." this is no cartoon. >> and for greater glory, the movie about the mexican revolt pitting politics and religion. it's the cristeros war. do you know this? >> i studied cristerosology. >> really? then you know it's from 1926 to 1929. it was catholics against the atheist mexican government. 90,000 people on both sides lost their lives. a number of slain priests were canonized in 2000.
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eva longoria, andy garcia, peter o'toole. let's take a look. >> freedom is our lives. and we will defend it or die trying. you must remember that men will fire bullets, but god decides where they land. >> some mixed reviews. the "chicago tribune" says it glorifies the catholic fighters. the seattle times says it's bloody, inspiring. a visually elegant picture. and rotten tomatoes give it a 20% favorable rating. >> 20%? >> yeah. l.a. times said it's single minded and dying for the cause fodder. catnip for crusaders but not so interesting for those looking for a deeper view into politics and religion. >> you go see it and you decide. a lot of people are fired up
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to see "snow white and the huntsman." you know snow white, the fair nest the lan and the evil queen wants to kill her. so she sends her into the woods with the huntsman. snow white is kristen stewart. he becomes her protector and mentor in a quest to vanquish the evil queen played by charlize theron. here's a scene when they are deep in the woods. >> who are you? why does the queen want you dead? >> she wants all of us dead. >> what makes you so valuable? >> you should know. you are the one hunting me. >> forget it. i should never have gotten involved in the queen's business. >> if you return without me, you're dead. if you leave me, i'm dead. >> snow white has some skills. that's the twist in this. kristen stewart has been trained in the art of war with chris hemsworth. 50% favorable rating.
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this morning on "world news now" -- john edwards taking responsibility for his mistakes now that his campaign finance corruption trial is over. >> edwards is a free man left to pick up the pieces of his life on this friday, june 1st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> happy friday, everybody. we are excited that it is the weekend. i'm paula. and i'm really, really happy to be working alongside you, john. >> i always have a pleasure when i stop by this set and it's great to be with you as well. >> good. >> and it's national doughnut day. we said that once already. we'll say it again. what gets better than that? >> nothing, really. i can't think of a whole lot.
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>> let's work on doughnut number two in awhile. i'm in for rob nelson this morning. we get started with john edwards. he left the courthouse in north carolina after being acquitted yesterday. he made quite a statement in his own words. we'll have that straight ahead. also a successful splash down for the first private spacecraft to visit the international space station. by all accounts, all went extremely well for the spacex dragon. so what's next? of course, that was privately funded. we'll see what that does to the future of privately funded rockets. this one is getting plenty of opinions in new york city. a proposed ban on supersized sugary drinks. the man behind the plan, mayor mike bloomberg, explained it all to diane sawyer. he says nothing in it has to do with personal freedoms. he says it's all about health. >> you see some people in that video drinking diet coke. it does not apply to diet drinks. just regular -- >> coffee as well. alcohol as well. >> ironically not milkshakes. >> why? >> the dairy industry has a big lobby or something? >> no idea because they have a much higher caloric intake. >> a prot of protein in there? >> that's true.
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that's probably why. it's been quite a stretch for justin bieber. a near riot of female fans in europe and now something goes bump and, ouch, that one hurt. we're going to have details ahead in "the skinny" because we know all of you out there, and this one is in honor of rob nelson who can't get enough of -- >> bieber? he's got the fever? >> he's got bieber fever. >> who would have known. >> he is. for the first time in many weeks there's no threat of prison time hanging over john edwards' head. a jury in north carolina failed to convict him of a single count. >> for the first time in those weeks, edwards spoke extensively about his experience. bob woodruff reports from north carolina. >> reporter: it was relief on the face of john edwards leaving court with his daughter cate by his side. >> while i do not believe i did anything illegal or ever thought i was doing anything illegal, i did an awful, awful lot that was wrong. and if i want to find the person
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who should be held accountable for my sins, honestly, i don't have to go any further than the mirror. it's me. it is me and me alone. >> reporter: prosecutors failed to convince jurors that edwards illegally used money from wealthy donors to hide his pregnant girlfriend rielle hunter in the middle of the 2008 presidential campaign. edwards acknowledged how difficult this trial has been on his children, especially cate. >> she has been here no matter what. no matter how awful and painful the lot of the evidence was for her. evidence about her dad, evidence about her mom, who she loves so, so dearly. but she never once flinched. she said, dad, i love you. i'll be there for you. no matter what. >> reporter: then for the first time, he emotionally spoke of his young daughter quinn with former girlfriend rielle hunter. the child he long refused to acknowledge. >> and then finally, my precious quinn. who i love more than any of you
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could ever imagine. and i am so close to and so, so grateful for. so grateful for quinn. i'm grateful for all my children. >> reporter: he finished with what amounted to a stump speech. the beginning perhaps of his rehabilitation. >> i don't think god is through with me. i really believe he thinks there's still some good things i can do. >> reporter: now we didn't hear yet from the prosecution at all. when the decision came down, they just really just stared straight ahead. perhaps even shocked. now they need to make that decision whether they will have a new trial. a few justice department officials we talked to did tell us that this is unlikely. bob woodruff, abc news, greensboro, north carolina. >> how relieved is he this morning? >> oh, very relieved. but you know what? he handled that perfectly. that's what america wanted to
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see. my husband leaned over and he said, the contrition, he said, i'm sorry. he said -- >> he said all the right things. >> all the right things. he doesn't have to look any further. >> me alone. that was it. >> now he's setting himself up for something further. >> he handled it great. >> and as his lawyer said, he committed a sin, not a crime. so -- >> there you go. and the jury agreed. >> i think america will forgive him. it seemed to be pretty heartfelt. >> although his political career may be over, but i think maybe he's right. there's definitely some kind of public place for him. >> but he can continue to practice law. so we'll see where he goes with that. defense secretary leon panetta says he does not see the u.s. taking military action in syria without the backing of the u.n. security council. and that isn't likely to happen because of russian opposition. earlier, the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. had suggested that military intervention might be the only remaining option. turning to politics now. mitt romney clinched the republican nomination this week
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and he's been collecting endorsements ever since. former first lady nancy reagan invited romney and his wife ann to her home. afterward she gave him her firm endorsement saying her husband ronnie would have liked governor romney's business background and his strong principles, and i have to say i do, too. >> lemonade and cookies. i love it. very, very cute. republicans have a new plan to keep student interest loans from doubling at the end of the month. they sent a letter to the president with the details. both parties want to keep their rates low. that's something they can agree on but they've differed on how to pay for it. the gop is suggesting several new measures including less medicaid money to the states and higher pensions for federal workers. next, mission accomplished. the cargo capsule that ferried supplies to the international space station splashing into the pacific ocean right on target. >> it was a picture perfect ending to a nine-day test flight that paves the way to the future. abc's karen travers joins us with details. hi, karen.
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>> reporter: good morning, john. good morning, paula. after nasa ended its shuttle program, it turned to private companies for these routine trips to space. yesterday marks the first successful mission. call it one giant step for private space exploration. >> the dragon spent five days, 16 hours and five minutes attached to the international space station. >> reporter: the spacex dragon capsule left the international space station for its return to earth. these blurry images show the capsule on its way to splashdown in the pacific ocean about six hours later. it was an historic mission, one that marked a major turning point for nasa. the unmanned dragon capsule was the first private cargo ship to reach the space station. it carried up roughly 1,200 pounds of food and supplies and it's coming back to earth with about 1,400 pounds of old space station equipment and scientific samples. spacex is a dream of billionaire elan musk who made his fortune with the internet company paypal.
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he's one of a handful of private entrepreneurs who are aiming for the stars. >> it's more like the dawn of a new era of space exploration. >> reporter: the space agency turned to private businesses to take over these routine runs. it paid spacex $400 million for two launches. >> they now are going to be primarily responsible for building and operating, and we're going to -- we're going to buy the service from them. >> reporter: eventually nasa hopes to use private companies to transport astronauts to the space station. the next dragon supply trip is scheduled for september. john and paula? >> setting a good precedent there. >> fascinating. private companies taking us to space. >> of course, taking nonessential supplies up there, but just that video to see it connecting with -- connecting up there was -- >> fantastic. >> very fascinating. >> you are a geek for that stuff? >> not really, but i can appreciate good video. and i can appreciate a good forecast. so let's see what our friday forecast is. >> i can appreciate a good segue. >> oh, yeah.
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it's a good transition. stormy in the east with hail, high winds and possible tornadoes around philly, d.c. and the carolinas. showers in the ohio and tennessee valleys. thunderstorms from texas to the dakotas. scattered showers from seattle to montana. a scorcher -- scorcher in the southwest. you can -- it's like the kind you can fry an egg. >> a near record high of 109 in phoenix. 90 in sacramento. 88 in boise. the twin cities get up to 72. chicago, 63. 80s from dallas to miami. 78 in atlanta and 73 in boston. you any good at parallel parking? >> pretty good. living in new york city and parking on the street you better be good. yes. >> i'm about a "c" and that's with the help of a camera. without the camera, bad. so we have an odd new world record to tell you about this morning. you can probably guess. it's about parallel parking. and, yes, that is an official guinness category. >> there's a category for everything. the "guinness book of world records" certified this parallel parking record popping into a super tight space just 5.9
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inches longer than the mini cooper he was driving. he beat the old record by nearly three inches. >> less than six inches? that is impressive. >> that's pretty good. he's better than me. no doubt about it. >> how many times did he have to bump in the cars in front and behind. >> i imagine he's such a pro. i don't know. >> okay. anyways, let's move on to the spelling bee, right? >> oh, boy. something else i'm not good at. parallel parking and spelling. >> that's why we went into journalism. a 14-year-old from san diego has spelled her way to victory beating out nearly 300 competitors. >> a calm, cool and collected -- say the name for me -- >> snigdha nandipati. >> -- clinched the scripps spelling bee with a word many of us have never heard of. >> guetapens. g-u-e-t-a-p-e-n-s. guetapens.
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>> goodness gracious. >> oh, my gosh. her proud little brother, parents and grandparents joined in the celebration. she takes home $30,000. i love that. plus a scholarship and reference works worth thousands more. that should come in handy if she studies to become a neurosurgeon. i love when the definition is shorter than the actual word itself. guetapens. what was it, an ambush? >> i forget. these competitions are so intense these days. the sky is the limit for her. coming up, the latest from martin short on his uncomfortable tv appearance from earlier this week. >> that was uncomfortable. plus, the firestorm over the sugary drinks. new york's mayor set off this controversy. now he's telling us about it. you might even think he's kind of making some sense. stick around. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by iams senior plus dog food. senior plus dog food.
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welcome back, everyone. new york city's possible ban on supersized sugary drinks was the topic of much debate across the country yesterday. >> i tuned in yesterday. i was amused to see my colleague here to the left contemplating the new potential law. >> a law would ban the sale of sweetened beverages larger than 16 ounces. so the man behind the plan, new york city's michael bloomberg sat down with diane sawyer. >> so i read nanny mike and i read soda scrooge. >> i don't know if those are derogatory terms at least to get your name in the paper. as long as they spell your name right, it's good publicity. >> should the government be doing this? shouldn't the government stay out -- >> all we're doing here is educating.
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if you want to order 32 ounces of soda in a restaurant that we supervise, the restaurant must give you two 16-ounce glasses. and what's likely to happen is you'll drink one and not the other. that was the size of the popcorn that i used to get, not the drink. >> we went in and asked for 16 ounce. they gave us a 21-ounce. said it was a 16-ounce. and then this is medium. just to show everybody. so you are not looking at this as a government proscription. you are looking at it as education? >> it forces you to see the difference. in the case of the two different size cups. and you can decide. we're not taking away anybody's rights at all to do anything. all we're doing is forcing you to recognize that you are drinking an enormous amount of sugar. >> the cdc has said it's the added sugar in food that is the real problem. >> that's true but it's harder to regulate food. show me a state health agency that is doing something about obesity? >> so the crisis demands action of some kind? >> yes. and who is going to do this? invariably, it is mayors who do this.
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it's not governors or the president. it's not legislators. a mayor, you are either for or against. pick up the garbage or you don't. and we have a responsibility to improve the public health. new york city residents on average live three years longer than the average in america. and if giving 8.4 million people an extra three years to live isn't the purpose of government, i don't know what government is. >> discuss. talk amongst yourself, right? >> the libertarian over here. i heard you talking. you aren't a big fan of the law. >> not at all. >> the government has a lot of things to tackle. i don't know if sugary drinks is necessarily the one. >> it's so shortsighted. a milkshake has maybe even more calories and fat. >> you aren't going to take away my milkshake. >> where do you draw the line? exactly. >> i gave up soda a long time ago. that doesn't bug me. >> when we come back, time for the friday morning "skinny." >> sure is. come on back. >> announcer: abc's "world news now" will continue after this from our abc stations.wswswswsws
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ ♪ ski ♪ skinny so skinny ♪ all right. when rob and i did this story yesterday, we prefaced it by
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saying we've all had our foot in the mouth moments on tv. especially live tv because especially in the middle of the night because we say stupid things because we're sleep deprived and making no sense. one thing about martin short. he's not just one of the funniest, but he's shown he's one of the most gracious. you probably heard he was on the "today" show and kathie lee was referencing his marriage and how he keeps things, you know, alive and hot with his wife, but the problem was his wife had passed away two years ago. so it was a very uncomfortable moment. martin short issued this -- issued this statement and he said to e! news. it's live tv. people make mistakes. there's no ill will intended. i think it's nice to aspire to be that way. and then, of course, kathie lee had tweeted her sincerest apologies. we've all been there and done that. it shows the type of guy that
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martin short is. because this is something that could have gone very -- >> he could have rode this in the tabloids forever. and she was very appreciative. it happens. people make mistakes like that. nothing quite as doozyish as that, but i've made mistakes along those lines. justin bieber doesn't get along with glass. he walked into another glass wall. not the first time but apparently after a show in paris on thursday, the 18-year-old singer walked into a glass wall backstage. he completed the set but passed out briefly in the dressing room. >> oh, no. justin bieber, did he get a concussion? >> he suffered a concussion. but he's fine. he did tweet he's got a good sense of humor. just smacked my head. need some water. all is good. i'm canadian. we're tough. laughing out loud. it's all good. just got to take it easy the rest of the night. so he's okay. he did walk into a revolving glass door once before. he and glass not getting along. beyonce lost 60 pounds after she had her baby just under five
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♪ free fr going to have that song in we've not seen much of former president george w. bush since he left the white house. however, he and the former first lady were aside the president yesterday. we were there for the official unveiling. >> as jake tapper shows us, there was no shortage of humor. >> reporter: president obama welcomed his predecessor back to the white house. the occasion? the unveiling of the official white house portraits of the bushes. >> thank you so much for inviting our rowdy friends to my hanging. >> reporter: former president bush seemed to enjoy his return
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to the limelight recalling when the british burned down the white house in 1814, the first lady at the time ran to rescue the first portrait of george washington. >> now, michelle, if anything happens, there's your man. it is my privilege to introduce the greatest first lady ever -- sorry, mom. >> laura bush seemed to enjoy her moment as well. >> nothing makes a house a home like having portraits of its former occupants staring down at you from the walls. >> reporter: but it was also a day of emotion. from a son to his father. >> i am honored to be hanging near a man who gave me the greatest gift possible, unconditional love. >> reporter: and the current president thanked his predecessor. >> george, i will always remember your kind words of encouragement, plus you also left me a really good tv sports package. i use it. >> reporter: that other sport, politics, seemed a world away. jake tapper, abc news, the white
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house. >> and when the country -- there's just so much division and we're in an election year. i think it's very refreshing and the country loves to see both sides kind of putting their differences aside even for something as -- >> it was a charming event. i'm telling you. they were funny. did they have joke writers? they were really good. i was watching it live as it was coming down. >> i love the thank you for coming to our hanging. >> and also he said, you know, mr. president, when you are wandering these halls rustling with tough decisions you'll be able to gaze at this photo and ask, what would george do? >> wwgd, right? and he said the white house portrait collection now starts and ends with a george w. obviously george washington and -- >> there you go. all right. that's all we got. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. mniacs for two decades.
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