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redemption for miami after last year's disappointing loss in the finals there. >> as much as i love having you on the desk with me tonight, i wish rob was here so i could rub it in. i picked miami. i didn't really want to. he picked the thunder to win. and i couldn't pick the thunder. i picked miami. >> good for you. good for you. lebron, people love to hate this guy after, the whole, leaving cleveland thing. but you got to hand it to him. he carried that team. and he's a winner now. can't take it away from him. >> so is dwayne wade. and bosh. >> yes. >> oklahoma, what an awesome team. >> second youngest starting five in the nba finals history. >> going to be around a while. coming up, a power play for the women of capitol hill, not about politics. >> and a 68-year-old bus monitor brought to tears by school bullies. you've got to see the story,
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♪ some day i'll be living in a big old city ♪ ♪ and all you're ever going to be is mean ♪ ♪ some day i'll be living in a big old city ♪ ♪ and all you're ever going to be is mean ♪ >> well, this next story certainly captured the attention of people around the globe. a video of middle school students bullying their 68-year-old bus monitor. >> horrendous. many parents plan to sit down and show the video to their children, start a conversation about bullying of all kinds. abc's david muir has more on this incident and the outrage. >> reporter: it is 10:09 long. the cell phone video of a painful bus ride now traveling at lightning speed online as parents and their children now watch a 68-year-old bus monitor, karen klein, taunted by four middle school students. >> you're fat. you're so fat. >> the boys taking aim at the bus monitor near rochester, new york, who has been on the bus with them all year.
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>> reporter: the verbal jabs appear to become physical. one student appeared to poke her there with his book. then they turn to a story they heard about her son, who committed suicide. making fun of that too. the grandmother of eight telling us she didn't want to break down in front of them. >> i didn't get angry. i just -- kind of tried to ignore them. >> reporter: at one point, urging them to stop. >> unless you have something nice to say, don't say anything at all. >> reporter: the video is sparking reaction across the country and as far away as australia. we are also hearing from one of the boys who says he took the video. >> i had no clue it would go this far. i feel bad about how like -- they were making fun of her and everything. >> reporter: the kindness of strangers pouring in. a canadian man who saw the video starting a drive online. let's give karen the bus monitor a vacation. hoping to raise $5,000.
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raising more than $300,000. now the man behind that idea to raise enough money to seasoned karen on vacation said there is now enough for her to retire. she told us she doesn't want to quit because of all this. when we asked her where she would like to go on vacation, it would be nice to travel across country in an rv to see america. perhaps she will get her chance. she doesn't want to press charges. the school says the teenagers will face disciplinary action. david muir, abc news, new york. awe all right, facebook question of the day, should 7th graders who tormented the bus monitor face criminal charges? >> whole lot of comments. parents are to blame. this is from selena martin. parents are to blame for not teaching their kids. real quick, they're giving her nine tickets to visit disneyland. southwest airlines is giving her nine cross-country tickets as well as nine tickets. >> makes you feel good about people again. you see something so horrible and you hear this. a good feeling. >> emotions from rage to maybe a little blessing.
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and really a catalyst to open up a conversation with kids. so, maybe we can use it as something positive. >> coming up, the most powerful women on capitol hill. >> they're picking up bats and balls and setting aside politic thousands. you are watching "world news now." h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@@
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♪ take me out to the ball game ♪ take me out with the crowd >> you any good at soft ball? >> yeah, actually, i played in high school. >> did you really? >> second team all american. kidding. >> you are great at softball. i was big the whole thing. the fourth annual congressional women's softball game. >> i was second team all county. not all american. >> all county is good. >> lawmakers from both sides of
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the aisle put their differences aside and compete for charity. >> reporter: the women of congress left the hill and headed to the mound trading in their issues for innings, their bills for bats to take on the women of the press corps in a friendly game of softball. a rare chance to stand side by side and fight for the same team. providing the press a unique chance to take on the women they cover and all for a good cause. the young survival coalition. a charity focused on educating and empowering the youngest victims of breast cancer. >> who raise awareness for young women to get mammograms, to make sure they do self-exams regularly. it really matters. >> reporter: there were a year's worth of bragging rights on the line. and journalists and lawmakers are a tad competitive so things got heated. the congresswomen pulled off an impressive double play. the press team started sliding into home. and then the bad news babes, a team of journalists taught never to bury the lead, seized it instead. forcing the team of
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congresswomen, fired up and full of fight, to appear on the house floor the following morning and solemnly concede the contest. >> well, i wish i were standing before you tonight -- this morning to announce the congressional women's softball team's second big victory. unfortunately, i, i can't share that good news with you the we do want to congratulate, although not too enthusiastically, the bad news babes for their victory this year in the game. 13-10. heartbreaking. >> reporter: an ideal finale to the journalists' story. but not an ending. >> we will be back next year to take the trophy back. >> reporter: at the end of the day, the journalists and law makers succeeded in raising $50,000 for charity. and that's a home run both teams can be proud of. >> there you go, paula. >> past two years. $50,000. we're doing certainly productive. >> what position did you play? i want to hear about this. all county.
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call or log onto hoveround.com right now! >> you're watching "world news now" w. you're watching "world news now." >> sleep is overrated. ♪ ♪ >> abc's mothership walt disney, big release of pixar's "brave" and someone that has seen the film sitting here. >> who? >> you. >> i have seen it twice. madagascar 3, took my son. that was a disaster. we banned him from the theater. >> nice dignified time with your daughter? >> i did. saw this movie actually just last night. what it is, 21st century chick, or young girl, meets the 12th century. and she is not your typical princess. you see, doesn't like the dress.
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she loves archery. a rock climber. and she has learned that the suitors in the land will be fighting for her hand in marriage. she wants none of it. we are going to show you a scene where the suitors have just arrived at her family's castle. >> your majesty, i present my heir and sire who defended on land from the northern invaders and with his own sword. >> okay. a lot of funny moments. i got to warn you there are some scary scenes including that one you saw with the bear. so she, she basically enlists the help of a witch to cast a spell on her mother to change her fate. because she doesn't want to fall in line with the hierarchy and tradition and become a princess, or rather a queen, and follow her mother's footsteps.
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she wants to do what she wants to do. her mother turns into a bear. it is kind of the progression then, she comes full circle and realizes, you know what you kind of have to stay true to the family otherwise she find out the destructive path that you can go on. so she learns to respect the roots. and respect her parents' wishes as well. like i said it can be a little scary. i wouldn't necessarily recommend for kids under age 4. >> your daughter? >> she is 4. i took my pastor's wife's two girls. the 6-year-old started crying during a portion of it. a couple scary parts. a 4 1/2 out of 5. i thought the was beautiful. 4 1/2 out of 5. beautiful scenery. set in scotland. and the archie portion, got my daughter, the bow and arrow, she found a cockroach in the apartment. let's kill it with the bow and arrow. a little archer on my hands. >> hopefully she listens to mom.
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doesn't cast the spell on you. >> she would never do that. i never tell her anything she doesn't want to hear.
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thisning o this morning on "world news now," banking blow, the biggest financial institutions in u.s. and europe taking a hit. >> so who cut the bank's credit ratings and why this could impact the market and your monday. it's friday, june 22nd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> tgif, everybody. i'm rob muller in for rob nelson. >> good to have you here. and the drama of the jerry sandusky trial that sounds almost like a screen play now.
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his adopted sun admitting he was molested now. he came into the home when he was 10. they have six adopted children. >> that's a classic bombshell. also this morning, a what celebration from miami. a 2-year-old not expected to be born. how surgeons operated on her in the womb and took extraordinary life saving action. >> didn't slow her down a bit. look at that sweet little thing. >> and tony parker injured in a new york night club brawl fights back. details of his major lawsuit that's coming up in "the skinny." >> but first borrowing money could get even harder now that five of the country's biggest banks have been hit with a credit downgrade. >> even before that news, stocks were down nearly 2%. in asia this morning, the markets followed that downward
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trend. >> reporter: late thursday afternoon moody's credit rating agency issued downgrades for 15 major global banks, among them the top five u.s. bank, including bank of america, citigroup, goldman sachs, jpmorgan and morgan stanley. this does mean banks are about to go out of business, it's not 2008 all over again. banks were prepared for this downgrade, they've known about it for a few months and they've had time to tell their customers and trading partners about it. nonetheless, it is not good news for banks because it puts them in a weaker position in the world and u.s. economy were to continue its slowdown. it makes it more difficult and expensive for consumers to get loans on everything from cars to mortgages to small businesses. where does that put investors right now? all eyes turned to ben bernanke once again. he came out on wednesday with his assessment of the u.s. and said he's prepared to act and take decisive measures in the u.s. economy were to slow down. he's ready to act to prevent another recession. if that means pumping more money
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into the economy, he said he's prepared to do that. >> the good news, if there's any, the banks got what they expected essentially. they knew this was coming and they prepared for it. they have recent safeguards in place. >> basically when you downgrade a bank, it means they have to pay for more its debt and then there's the trickle down effect and we have to kind of pay for that. >> hate it when that happens. >> moody's has been doing this. in june it downgraded spain by three notches after downgraded 16 german lenders in main. >> moving on, jurors in the jerry sandusky case will begin their first full day of deliberations this morning but without one bombshell piece of information. just after the panel was sequestered, sandusky's adopted son, matt, revealed he was prepared to testify he had been abused as well. that was an about face since matt had repeatedly denied it in
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the past. >> you put a witness like that up on the witness stand, they're open to strong cross-examination because of prior inconsistent statements. first you said you weren't, now you say you are. which one's the truth? >> sources tell abc news if sandusky had testified, prus prosecutors could have used matt as a rebuttal witness. >> now to the trayvon martin canes. for the first time we're hearing george zimmerman's side of the story in detail. newly released videotape shows zimmerman reenacting that confrontation for police blow by blow. >> reporter: standing on the very spot where he shot 17-year-old trayvon martin just the day before, george zimmerman described a vicious attack to police. >> my body was on the grass and head was on the cement. he just kept slamming it, slamming it. i kept yell, "help, help, help."
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>> reporter: he told police he was afraid for his life. then he says martin spotted his gun. >> i had my firearm on my right side hip. my jacket moved up and he saw it. i feel like he saw it. he looked at it. he said, "you're going to die tonight [ bleep ]." he reached for it. >> reporter: what happened next, everyone knows. zimmerman ended martin's life with one shot to the chest. but what led up to that moment is contested. zimmerman told investigators he first spotted the 17-year-old walking near the clubhouse. he said he parked nearby b and looked around but couldn't see the teen-ager. he then went looking around twin trees lane and encountered the teen around this area. the two moved around this pathway and around this corner where the confrontation happened and martin was shot. but the question remains, who was following who?
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zimmerman told police martin was pursuing him. >> and i reached to grab my cell phone. i said "you got a problem now" and then he was here and punched me in the face. >> reporter: but this directly contradicts the account from martin's girl friend. she said he was afraid and running away from zimmerman. she described zimmerman as creepy. zimmerman is now being held here at the seminole county jail at least until his bond hearing next friday. >> a possible chemical spill at an indianapolis swimming pool is being blamed for sending more than 70 people to the hospital. kids and adults sickened by fumes suddenly began coughing, throwing up and rubbing their ice. the chemicals may have come from water purification system. one mother described it as a big acid explosion of chlorine.
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those taken to the hospital have been released. >> torrential downpours have turned deadly, three people killed in central wisconsin yesterday when heavy rain washed away a 50-foot stretch of highway. victims in two cars crashed into a gorge created by that missing roadway. people in the northeast will have to cope with brutal heat for one more day. the energy company in the philadelphia area handing out hundreds of free fans to citizens. it felt like 102. >> you know who's loving this, though? >> who is loving this? >> kids. >> the ice cream man? >> the ice cream man as well. >> went to the park, hundreds of children there, water balloons, running around barefoot. ah, to be a kid again. late afternoon thunderstorms move in to break the heat in new england. scattered thunderstorms across florida. severe weather around rapid city and showers in the pacific
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northwest. >> 60s, that sounds nice, from seattle to portland and 109 in phoenix, 90s much across the areas of the south and northeast. 80s in the plains and midwest. >> 60s really? >> i guess it sound nice compared to 90s. >> an atlanta woman is drowning in debt after receiving a water bill for, get this, $9,200. >> a lot of water balloons. >> that's a good point. maybe she was just -- >> having fun? >> exercising her right to have fun. that was for last month alone. two years ago she was paying $29 a month. it's not that big of a house, just a three bedroom cottage. >> she doesn't water the lawn, she takes one shower a day and has had had the line checked for leaks. the water company insists the meter is working fine. they maintain she had a leak and
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fixed it. how do you prove you never had a leak? >> $29 one month and 9,200 the next month. that's happened on several occasions where it spikes four times and i've always wondered. there's a case here for this woman i'm sure. >> coming up, we're going to talk about the basketball court to the courthouse and an nba star's major lawsuit after a night club brawl. >> and a 2-year-old birthday celebration that wasn't supposed to happen. how doctors saved her life before she was even born. you got to see this story. it coming up on "world news now." ♪ and a miracle is happening tonight ♪ [ male announcer ] if you think any battery will do, consider this...
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♪ i believe in miracles >> we were just having a conversation off the cuff. give as you moment. >> i need to get an iphone. i haven't gotten one yet. >> you don't have an iphone? >> no. still have a blackberry. >> my word! >> i know. >> what can i say? i just got one at christmastime. >> now you're cool. you've only been on board since christmas. >> talking about an early maybe
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christmas present for this family, doctors in miami revealing an incredible one of a kind surgery they performed nearly two years ago. what makes it so unique is this was performed in utero. >> we have more on doctors' heroic efforts. >> reporter: it's nothing short of a miracle. lana gonzalez is a healthy 20-month-old baby girl but that wasn't always the case. >> i found out she was a girl. i had exactly one week of happiness until this occurred. >> reporter: mid way through pregnancy, an ultrasound revealed tammy's unborn daughter blowing what appeared to be a bubble. but that bubble in fact a large tumor growing from the baby's mouth. doctors broke the news to tammy her daughter might not survive and if she did would require several surgeries. >> it's the most horrible feel
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you could ever imagine. physically, emotionally. what do you do? >> reporter: she performed to jackson fetal surgeons. while under anesthesia, she watched as doctors used a lazar to cut the tumor and clear her daughter's mouth. >> the concern with the tumors is they can grow very rapidly and cause bleeding into the fetus and that can cause the death of the baby. >> reporter: four months later lena was born, a healthy 8 pound baby girl. now giving high fives and hugs, no sign of any tumor thanks to these doctors. >> they are a savior. she wouldn't be here. >> so sweet. >> so cute, right? amazing. >> as we mentioned, the case was recently published in "the american journal of obstetrics and gynecology." really revolutionary. it carried a risk of miscarriage
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if the tumor had been left alone, but it could have also caused fetal death or deformation because they can grow upwards of up to two pounds. >> all's well that ends well. she's adorable and she looks great. >> all that matters is she's running around like a princess. >> doing her high five trick. >> coming up, what super model cape upton would like to change about her body. >> not what any guy would like.
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♪ skinny, so skinny >> so we thought we had put to bed that fight in new york city between two rap stars, drake and what's his face? >> the big entourage. >> chris brown. >> chris brown. we told you tony parker of nba fame was also in the club, supposedly was not involved at all. actually, yes, he was. he is now suing this night club
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called wip for $20 million because he's saying he has a corneal laceration of the left eye and other injuries that certainly don't improve his outside shot. he's blaming the club for negligence. he said they should have never allowed two rihanna rivals in the same club at the same time. of course they both dated rihanna. he's saying they were negligent in their security and supervision. chris brown and his girl friend and bodyguard were among eight injured in that fight that took place in the club. $20 million. >> i wonder if they'll settle. should we put the skin in "the skinny"? kate upton will be on the cover of gq in july and she wears a small star spangled bikini on the cover, god bless america. she said if she had one wish,
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she would have smaller boobs. i don't know what's up with that. >> they are quite curvaceous. >> they're large. she rolls on the grass and covers herself up with american flags and wears the unzipped denim shorts. she's certainly not shy. she says "i just love america." >> and america loves her right back, don't they? some women think if they have larger breasts that makes them look larger. >> i've heard that. >> i can see where that is coming from so, you know. >> no comment from me. i think she looks fine. >> she looks great. >> keeping up with the kardashians is impossible. he said, she said, the ex said. kris humphries, kim's ex -- or soon to be ex -- one of kris's former girl friends is saying mama kris jenner set up the
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whole sex tape with ray jay. so one of kris humphrey's ex-girl friends is saying he told her kris jenner set the whole thing up and actually asked kim to do the tape over because she didn't think the first one was pretty enough. >> that just sounds too much. >> so a rep told "the daily news" the claims are 100% not true saying it's disgusting and probably his fantasy. i'm confused about that. >> how about the new movie role, charlie sheen is the next president. winning. can you imagine the scene. he's cast in "machete kills." sheen got on his twitter with a lead-in that said "my fellow americans," getting the role
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will answer some of your questions, and help you find the aarp medicare supplement plan that's right for you. ♪ ♪ >> time for our friday tradition, a look back at the week that was. from roger clemens being found not guilty in his perjury trial. >> and the jerry sandusky trial to record setting heat wave. here's our "friday rewind." >> trying to keep cool. i wanted to bring her out and not keep her in the house all day. >> we're going to try to find shade. there's not a lot. >> we're prepared to deal with that.
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>> now is the time that it's necessary to stabilize the world financial system, to ensure we are working hand in hand to both grow the economy and create jobs. >> ours is the conservative republican message. i'm not discussing the vice presidential thing. >> if you raise expectations so high and they become seen as the likely candidate and then doesn't get picked, you may do yourself some damage. >> about 5:25 a.m. this morning, she had heard him speaking to her. she got up to go outside to talk with him, at which time she found him at the bottom of the pool. >> sandusky has been portrayed by the prosecution as nothing less than a monster. >> i saw in dottie sandusky's testimony a loyal wife but a wife who had to concede the obvious points in the prosecution's case. >> i put a lot of hard work into that career. >> when a plan says he didn't do it, let's at least start out giving him the benefit of the doubt. >> rielle hunt er is a mom and
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i'm also a woman who fell in love with a married man. i'm not the first woman to have done that and i won't be the last. >> he's doing really, really good. and i want to thank everyone for all their caring and goodwill. >> what do you say to people, and you've heard it when people say your mother is pimping her children? >> she's our mom. >> we have to hire a manager so regardless someone is going to get that. no one will fight harder for you than your own mother. she knows us, she knows all of our moods. >> her mom's in the news a lot these days. >> she is. >> don't forget that great interview on rielle hunter that's going to be on "20/20" tonight. >> should be a duzy, as they say. >> and the bet awards on sunday. all entertaining. >> all entertaining. >> thanks for joining us this half hour. have a great friday.
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> this morning on "world news now" -- astonishing admission. jerry sandusky's adopted son says he was abused by the former penn state coach years ago. >> why did he say this now after the jury in the sex abuse trial started their deliberations? it's friday, june 22nd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> happy friday. >> tgif. >> the weekend is here. good morning, everybody. i'm paula faris. >> i'm john muller in for rob nelson. get the latest on the sandusky family bombshell in a moment. then your voice, your vote.
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how mitt romney is setting his campaign sights on the all-important latino voters who seemingly back president obama. a look at both coming up. >> a widening gap. i think a 40-point margin as of last week. also this morning, lebron james and the miami heat, dream team winning the nba championship in miami. the big celebration in south florida after blasting past the thunder. last night taking the title. >> finally got his championship. later this half-hour, the young genius with a revolutionary invention and how he could forever change the way doctors test you for cancer. >> a kid we are talking about. >> it's an amazing story. >> it really is. first the jurors in the jerry sandusky child molestation case begin the first full day of deliberations this morning. >> we know something and they don't. sandusky's own adopted son has now joined the ranks of his accusers. abc's t.j. winick joins us with details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, john and paula.
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thursday the prosecution asked jurors to convict sandusky soften everything. the defense insisted the state's case simply made no sense. jerry sandusky's 33-year-old adopted son matt until now his biggest supporter now insists he too was molested by his father. so why wasn't he called as a state witness? sources familiar with the case tell abc news, matt was waiting in the wings in case sandusky decided to testify and then could be used as a rebuttal witness. >> you put a witness like that up on the witness stand they're open to strong cross-examination because of prior inconsistent statements. first you said you weren't. now you say you are. which one is the truth? >> reporter: the fate of the assistant football coach is now in the hands of the jury. during an impassioned argument that lasted over an hour, the defense attorney recounted how the alleged victims' stories changed and how some were out to make money. i'll tell you if he did this he should rot in jail the rest of his life, amendola said. but what if he didn't do it?
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his life is destroyed. what if he didn't? and then mcgettigan got his turn, ending the argument with a flourish. we're calling ten alleged victims, eight testified in the past two weeks. look at the evidence he said standing behind sandusky, you can't give them back their souls. he knows he did it. give them justice and give him the justice he really deserves. find him guilty. late thursday night, jurors asked to review the testimony of mike mcqueary and mcqueary's neighbor who he told about what he thought was jerry sandusky molesting a young boy in the locker room shower. the judge said they would address the issue later this morning. in bellefonte, t.j. winick, john, paula, back to you. >> thanks. >> if matt sandusky had taken the stand wow, just the fact that that information is out there and shortly after sandusky's arrest, jerry sandusky, matt sandusky's ex-wife went to court to keep her father-in-law from the three children. she obtained a restraining
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order. >> jurors don't know. important to know, don't know that sandusky's adopted son said he was molested too. "the new york times" is reporting this morning there is really no details beyond that claim. >> yeah. the jurors are sequestered. they have to turn over their cell phones, and pretty much every bit of information. they're pretty much on lock down. not allowed to watch tv. listen to the radio. they have no idea this information is out there. >> should get a pretty quick verdict experts think. we'll see. >> to capitol hill where party lines are hardening after a house committee, cited eric holder for contempt of congress. holder has refusd to catiranc vendetta. spekboeis b measured a he sent a me to of party telling them not to gloat if the supreme court finds all
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or part of the health care reform law unconstitutional. that decision should come next week. boehner said the republicans should focus on the economy during this election year and work on repealing or replacing the health care law next year. >> president obama travels to tampa this morning. where he will speak to a conference of latinoic >> he will likely g a w reception rather than rival mitt romney who spoke to the group yesterday. abc's karen travers is covering the campaign. >> reporter: good morni paula, john. dueling speeches from mitt romney and president obama as they try to reach out to t very important group, hispanics. mitt romney is facing an uphill battle to win over latino voters, and it's a fight that could be critical to his presidential chances. he reached out to a key group of latino officials. >> immigration reform is not just a moral imperative. it is also an economic necessity. >> reporter: four years ago, president obama won 67% of the
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hispanic vote. and this year he could do even better. right now polls show him about 40 points ahead of romney among that group. and he is likely to get a boost after his immigration announcement last friday. the president's new policy will allow at least 800,000 young immigrants facing deportation to stay in the u.s. >> it makes no sense to expel talented young people who for all intents and purposes are americans. >> reporter: romney dismissed the president's action as a temporary band-aid on a long term problem and an empty political gesture. >> he failed to act until facing a tough re-election and trying to secure your vote. >> reporter: focusing solely on immigration may not be the best strategy to win over the fastest-growing voting group. >> the biggest issue for the latino community is jobs and the economy. >> reporter: and romney tried to convince his audience that president obama has failed them. >> is the america of 11% hispanic unemployment the america of our dreams? we can do better. >> reporter: romney received a polite but not enthusiastic response from the crowd yesterday. president obama gets his chance today as he addresses the same
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group. paula, john. back to you. >> president obama doing himself a lot of favors with the immigration law he put into play earlier this week. but again, it is temporary. that will be up in a couple years. as romney points out, four and a half months before the election, a little suspicious there. >> just about anything being done right now is a little suspicious. >> exactly. all right. moving on to the next one. >> the country's largest doctors organization back as tax on sugary sodas. as i had a 32 ounce beverage today. the medical association voted in favor, calling for extra money to pay for anti-obesity. those in favor say it might encourage americans fattening issues. >> a big soda fan?
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>> i am. a weird one that does half diet, half regular. >> half diet, half regular. >> high maintenance. >> twist of anything. certain kind of straw? >> a twist when i'm not working. >> talk about a giant sinkhole. i love sink holes. not this one. swallowing a house near tampa. the house had to be condemned, the house got stuck in the ground. neighbors said it happened so suddenly all they could do was watch. the homeowner, running errands at the time. no one was hurt. he was having the property evaluated for sink holes when the ground opened up. relief from the scorching heat on the way for the northeast after one more extreme day today. a few degrees cooler today after dozens of record highs were shattered yesterday from delaware to new england. as abc's ginger zee reports, outdoor commencement ceremonies turned into steam baths. >> reporter: sizzling salute to the class of 2012. in connecticut, graduates passing out in the extreme heat. at woodbridge high in new
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jersey, family and friends melted in the stands. escorted to ambulances with heat exhaustion. gulping water during the ceremony, high school grads suffered under the thick caps and gowns. very hot for the 30 million of us sweltering up and down the east coast. families jam-packed hampton beach in new hampshire trying to beat the heat. in philadelphia, a rush on air conditioners and fans. in new york city, the demand for electricity was so high con-edison cut power to save their grids. and back at that graduation in new jersey, families rushed to cooling stations the emts had set up. by the time the graduation was over, eight people had been treated for heat exhaustion. one was hurried to the hospital. folks that attended this graduation did have in the morning, a text message, including the steamy forecast and guide to recognize heat exhaustion. next question is when does the heat wave end? well i have a graphic here for you that really spells it out. down into the 80s we go.
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way lower humidity getting into the weekend. ginger zee, abc news, woodbridge, new jersey. >> i need ginger to come home. she is my office mate. i haven't seen her in forever. misser. >> you are pals. >> fellows from michigan. >> i didn't know. >> shared an office. >> and both babes. and smart. and all those other things. that was my little disclaimer. >> thank you. >> take a look at the rest of the weather as ginger mentioned. the heat is on. steamy weather late this afternoon. new england to d.c. hail, gusty winds in south dakota. showers in the pacific northwest. >> 90s from salt lake city, dallas, and the east coast. 80s from kansas city to detroit. a triple digit day in phoenix. i think we're going to be seeing triple digits in phoenix for the next three months possibly? >> they deal with this stuff all the time. they roll with it. new york's bryant park. relatively quiet behind the library. young woman in pink was led to
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the table and dancers started a coordinated routine to the song "the way you make me feel." >> that wasn't all. a marching band appears and plays "hey, baby i want to know if you will be my girl. and the drum major comes over gets down on one knee and asks her just that. and what do you think she said? >> she better say yes. >> she says i have no idea who you are, go away. that's so sweet. she said yes. >> check out the outfit. >> of course he has to wear that on a day when it is 150 degrees. >> think about it. must be roasting. my goodness. >> it's gone viral. it is the best wedding proposal ever on youtube, according to youtube. >> a good one. >> pretty good one. many of the dancers are friends and family. the youtube video listed a choreographer and assistant choreographer. and the stakes for engagement are going up and up. >> top that. >> can't get down on one knee and say will you marry me?
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is that all you got? >> exactly right. coming up. lebron james and his nba heat team win the championship. >> and a teen and his major contribution to medicine at such a young age. you are watching "world news now." ♪
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♪ the heat is on the heat is on ♪ ♪ the heat is on, the heat is on ♪ >> lebron james. finally has his ring. the heat beat oklahoma city 121-106 last night. james had an amazing game. 26 points. 13 assists. >> hoping it would be closer. it was a blowout. got a whole lot of help from his co-star chris bosh. finished, 24 points. dwayne wade, scoring 20. game five of the finals was never in doubt. in fact the heat starters began celebrating on the sidelines well before the game was over.
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i think they were leading by 40 at one point. >> it really was a blowout. james had single-minded focus through the playoffs. he wasn't going to be denied. >> i was expecting a better game. the first couple of games. >> exciting. the oklahoma team won me over they were fun to watch. >> after game one i was like, oklahoma city is legit. keep in mind, oklahoma city, the second youngest starting five in the nba finals ever. they're going to be back. >> they're going to be back. >> we wants you to see the front page of this morning's "miami herald." there it is-"the reign begins." the next chicago bulls. they'll be called the dynasty. they have the guns, absolutely. >> chicago had michael jordan. won in '91, '92, '93. they have six championships. yeah, they got a little ways to go. >> oklahoma city -- i can see the two teams going at it for a while. really could be a great rivalry. >> only thing, is dwayne wade getting a little older? suffered some injuries. i don't necessarily think that
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they're going to, maybe have six championships, you know? >> six might be a lot. i think they will be back next year. >> let's hear from the mvp, lebron james. >> the happiest day in my life. i wouldn't want to spend it with nobody else in the world besides my teammates, these fans, oh, my god, you guys are unbelievable. this is a dream come true. >> that's one happy guy. got the monkey off his back. if he was still branded a loser like a lot of people have been calling him, he's no loser now. he's got that trophy. >> miami fans taking to the street to celebrate as well. there is a party going on. >> there you go. it's always nice to see a real celebration, and not cars turned over celebration. like we have seen too many times. >> the second title for miami. they won when pat riley was head coach. dwayne wade, his second title,
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second championship. all about lebron james getting that first of many, many rings, right, everybody? >> he earned it. >> don't say that to chicago bulls' fans, though. they're gunning for next year. >> coming up next -- did i say that out loud? >> you did. you can't take it back. we'll be right back.h@h@h@h@h@h@
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> okay so the young man you are about to see is going to change the world. and he is only 15 years old. sulg we're calling him the boy wonder for very good reason. he is our favorite story of the day. >> story of the day. this young man who really loves science. had a sick family friend. he decide he wanted to do something to help. abc's dr. richard besser introduces you to a remarkable young man. >> the winner in the category of medicine -- >> reporter: if someone is going to cure cancer i think it might be this guy.
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a maryland 9th grader who just won $100,000 in the intel science prize. his invention, a little piece of paper, a test that detects the very beginnings of cancer. 168 times faster and 400 times more sensitive than current tests and it costs just 3 cents. >> it could detect the cancer before it becomes invasive. >> catch them early? >> that's what's so cool about the test. >> reporter: jack is an average teenager in a lot of ways. he loved science since he was 3. when his family lost a family friend to pancreatic cancer, it made him think of tiny carbon molecules. carbon nano-particles? >> nanotubes. >> did you learn about them in school? >> no, i read journal article for fun. that's my cup of tea. >> reporter: this doctor at
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johns hopkins agreed to let jack spend the summer in his lab. he thinks jack is in pretty amazing company? >> gates. zuckerberg, steve jobs. >> reporter: your body produces a protein and jack's test looks for that protein. >> the impact is huge. you could use it for infectious diseases. you just swab out whatever it is detecting. >> reporter: so simple. now medical companies will be scrambling to try jack's test on real patients. it makes you wonder, what he'll do when he is 16. dr. richard besser, abc news, baltimore, maryland. >> the reaction alone. >> that guy definitely earned the $100,000 for that reaction. >> he said he will put the money towards college tuition. i think a feeling with a prodigy like this, i think he's going to get a full ride, academic
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scholarship. >> absolutely. >> how did he beat out billion dollar pharmaceutical companies with the best. perhaps as a young person with no experience he hadn't yet learned what everyone else in the industry knew couldn't be done. >> have an open mind. absolutely. >> we'll be right back with "the mix."
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>> when you go to order, you know a number four value meal, it never looks like it does in the picture. >> they look amazing in the pictures. >> they do. >> they don't look so much -- tell you why. mcdonald's actually opened themselves up. their marketing director release a video after taking a question from -- from a consumer. the consumer asked why does your food look different in the advertising than the stores. the marketing director was candid. on the photo shoots, video shoots, burgers are prepared for hours, put together with precision so they look their best. she said they still use the same
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exact ingredients careful to note but the process on average takes several hours. there you go. >> that's why they look so good. apparently they also said the same ingredients. nothing changed. just the way it looks do. you wake up in a bad mood sometimes? >> i do every single day. except for saturday. >> six out of ten of us wake up grumpy according to a study. 6,000 grumpy mornings for us. you're not alone, folks. >> maybe this will make you not so grumpy. your friday polka, everybody. enjoy. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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hd3 this morning on "world news now" -- legal bombshell. jerry sandusky's adopted son admits that the former penn state assistant coach molested him years ago. >> what does this dramatic admission mean now that the jury is deliberating? it's friday, june 22nd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." we have made it to the weekend, happy friday. >> tgif, everybody. >> that's right. good morning, i'm paula faris. >> i'm john muller in for rob nelson. we're going to take you to pennsylvania for the dramatic developments in the sandusky case. and then the man accused of killing trayvon martin,
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demonstrates what happened the fatal night. will the videotape help his case? >> a lot of new stuff coming out from the videotape. what we don't have, and never will, is trayvon martin's side of the story. keep that in mind as well. the school bus monitor bullied so harshly she breaks down in tears. the viral video and incredible outpouring of support from folks worldwide. >> outrageous video. really great people coming to her rescue. what a huge celebration in south florida this morning now that the dream team, the miami heat, they won the nba championship, beating oklahoma city. >> didn't lebron say, not one, not two, not three. and on and on and on. congratulations. >> he got the monkey off his back. he's a champion now. nobody can take that away from him. >> first, the jury deciding jerry sandusky's fate will be back at work again this morning. just hours after they were charged, a new bombshell. >> lawyers for one of sandusky's adopted sons reveal he had been prepared to testify that sandusky molested him as well.
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abc's jim avila has more. >> reporter: abc news confirmed that jerry sandusky's 33-year-old adopted son, matt, until now his biggest supporter, has turned on his dad and offered to testify that he was personally abused by jerry. that's matt ducking into court. his attorney released this statement saying, during trial last friday he arranged a meeting with prosecutors to disclose for the first time in this case that he is a victim of jerry sandusky's abuse. matt took his own children to visit jerry early in the case, over the objections of their mother. and began this trial just ten days ago seated right next to his adopted mother dottie. visibly supporting sandusky. so why didn't prosecutors call him to testify? sources familiar with the case tell abc news, matt was waiting in the wings in case sandusky decided to testify. and then could be used as a rebuttal witness. >> you put a witness like that
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up on the witness stand they're open to strong cross-examination because of prior inconsistent statements. first you said you weren't. now you say you are. which one's the truth? >> reporter: matt first met jerry at 10 years old and moved in with the sanduskys at 16. he tried to commit suicide four months later. legal experts say matt may have been a difficult witness on his own because he repeatedly denied in the past any sexual abuse by his father. even when his birth mother, deborah long, told abc news she had her suspicions and believed matt was covering for jerry. >> my son was afraid of jerry. if jerry said don't talk, matt didn't talk. it's just sickening. i mean, it's the only way i can describe it. how could you do that to a child? >> reporter: is matt sandusky's reversal a factor in jerry sandusky not taking the witness stand? sources tell us there was no quid pro quo, but was made clear to the sandusky defense that matt sandusky was standing by to rebut anything jerry sandusky
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had to say on the stand. jim avila, abc news, bellefonte pennsylvania. >> just reiterating what jim had said, they could not call him to the stand as a rebuttal witness, he wasn't part of the charges. i thought this was interesting. in testimony last week one of the victims said matt sandusky, and this victim they were taking a shower together. jerry sandusky came in the shower with the two boys, started pumping his hand full of soap. matt sandusky, the adopted son, shut off the shower, left, appearing nervous. this was last week before -- >> that is a bombshell. >> huge bombshell. >> also raises the possibility there could be potentially new criminal charges down the line potentially. >> hopefully they will get this wrapped up expeditiously. >> hopefully. >> controversial plea in the case of the man who massacred 77 people last july. prosecutors closed their case against him, asking a panel to find him criminally insane rather than a terrorist.
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he said he killed so many to protest muslim immigrants in norway. the judges will decide whether he spends the rest of his life in jail or in a psychiatric ward. the world is hearing george zimmerman's side of the story in his own words, his most detailed account yet of the night that he shot and killed 17-year-old trayvon martin. zimmerman's legal team released video of his re-enactment for police taken just 24 hours after the shooting back in february. abc's karen travers has more. >> reporter: this is george zimmerman, the day after trayvon martin was shot, walking police through the scene of the crime >> my head was on the cement. he just kept slamming me. >> zimmerman tells the police he was scared for his life. >> i felt like my head was going to explode and lose consciousness. >> reporter: the re-enactment lasts 20 minutes. zimmerman says it was 17-year-old martin who was the aggressor who started their confrontation. >> he said, yo, you got a problem? i turned around. i said i don't have a problem,
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man. >> where was he at? >> he was about there, but walking towards me. >> reporter: zimmerman tells the police he tried to reach for his cell phone and martin came at him. >> he said "you got a problem now." and he was here. he punched me in the face. i stumbled -- and i -- i fell down, he pushed me down, somehow he got on top of me. >> reporter: zimmerman said he felt martin was winning their struggle and that's when the teenager saw his gun. >> i feel like he saw it. he looked at it. he said, "you're going to die tonight [ bleep ]." and he reached for it, but he reached, like i felt his arm going down my side. and i grabbed it. i just grabbed my firearm and shot him. >> reporter: zimmerman's statements are relatively consistent, but the lead investigator was skeptical and asked for charges to be filed. >> most important judgment is the credibility of the witness. >> reporter: martin's family said taking into account all of zimmerman's statements and all of the evidence, it's clear to them why he was charged with second degree murder. karen travers, abc news,
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washington. >> interesting that videotape. i don't know if it will change anybody's mind. >> george zimmerman is due in court late next week for another bond hearing. in that video also he said that he first saw trayvon martin in front of the house that had been broken into a few weeks earlier. he said it was raining and trayvon stopped in front of the house. this was obviously somebody he recognized from previous incident in the neighborhood that's what he claimed. that there was, you know increased violence, and break-ins. >> i think a lot of people are not going to be able to get past the police saying we'll handle it. don't do anything further. >> right. right. he did. >> yeah. all right, all eyes on the stock market this morning. there is an economic bombshell from the service that rates all the big banks. moody's cut credit ratings of 15 financial institutions including the world's largest five banks. and american and european banks can maintain profits and grow, in the downgrade, warn bank customers about higher rates and
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fees. news is pushing stocks down in asia. overseas traders are reacting to several reports that show the u.s. economy is slowing. existing home sales fell more than forecasted in may. manufacturing in the northeast contracted sharply last month. jobless claims up more than expected. those pressures will likely weigh on u.s. markets today as well. >> historic flooding that ravaged duluth, minnesota caused up to $80 million in damage. that any just to the city's infrastructure alone. the destructive flood was the worst ever to hit the city. ripping up dozens of roads, swamping homes, cars, and even the lake superior zoo there. government leaders say no neighborhood was left unscathed. they are hoping to get federal aid to help rebuild, looks like they certainly need it. >> they need a lot of help. wow, that's dramatic. here is your friday forecast. last day of extreme heat, new york to washington, d.c. before late afternoon thunderstorms cool it all down. storms could produce hail, damaging winds.
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showers and thunderstorms for much of florida. stormy in south dakota. >> 60s in the pacific northwest. mostly 80s in the middle of the country. 90s along the east coast. as well as the the south. i think that rapid change in temperature like the 20-degree variable, i woke up i could not talk. >> is that what's going on with your voice? >> so i'm sorry. >> it's friday. broadcasting all week too. >> i keep doing that throat clearing. >> give me the little -- i will take over. anchor touch. let's talk about miami. >> people will think we're flirting. if i touch you. i will give you the nudge. >> nudge, the poke. talk about miami, four-game run for the championship. it was an exciting series. they beat oklahoma city, 121-106 last night. game five of the finals never in doubt. heat starters, started celebrating on the sidelines well before the game was over. >> that's what happens when you are up 20. before leaving the game, lebron james, triple-double. that earned him the most valuable player trophy, the mvp delivered by legendary player, bill russell.
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>> and captured the second pro basketball title for miami. redemption for miami after last year's disappointing loss in the finals there. >> as much as i love having you on the desk with me tonight, i wish rob was here so i could rub it in. i picked miami. i didn't really want to. he picked the thunder to win. and i couldn't pick the thunder. i picked miami. but i won. >> good for you. good for you. lebron, people love to hate this guy after the whole leaving cleveland thing. but you got to hand it to him. he carried that team. and he's a winner now. can't take it away from him. >> so is dwayne wade. and bosh. >> yes. great team all around. oklahoma, what an awesome team. >> second youngest starting five in the nba finals history. >> going to be around a while. coming up, a power play for the women of capitol hill, not about politics. >> and what an outpouring of love and support for a 68-year-old bus monitor brought to tears by school bullies. you've got to see the story, coming up on "world news now."
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♪ some day i'll be living in a big old city ♪ ♪ and all you're ever going to be is mean ♪ >> well, this next story certainly captured the attention of people around the globe. a video of middle school students bullying their 68-year-old bus monitor. >> horrendous. many parents plan to sit down and show the video to their children, start a conversation about bullying of all kinds. abc's david muir has more on this incident and the outrage. >> reporter: it is 10:09 long. the cell phone video of a painful bus ride now traveling at lightning speed online as parents and their children now watch a 68-year-old bus monitor, karen klein, taunted by four middle school students. >> you're fat. you're so fat. you take up like the whole seat. >> the boys taking aim at the bus monitor near rochester, new york, who has been on the bus with them all year.
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the verbal jabs appear to become physical. one student appeared to poke her there with his book. then they turn to a story they heard about her son, who committed suicide. making fun of that too. the grandmother of eight telling us she didn't want to break down in front of them. >> i didn't get angry. i just kind of tried to ignore them. >> reporter: at one point, urging them to stop. >> unless you have something nice to say, don't say anything at all. >> reporter: the video is sparking reaction across the country and as far away as australia. we are also hearing from one of the boys who says he took the video. >> i had no clue it would go this far. i feel bad about how like -- they were making fun of her and everything. >> reporter: the kindness of strangers pouring in. a canadian man who saw the video starting a drive online. let's give karen the bus monitor a vacation. hoping to raise $5,000. raising more than $300,000.
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now the man behind that idea to raise enough money to send karen on vacation said there is now enough for her to retire. she told us she doesn't want to quit because of all this. when we asked her where she would like to go on vacation, it would be nice to travel across country in an rv to see america. perhaps she will get her chance. she doesn't want to press charges. the school says the teenagers will face disciplinary action. david muir, abc news, new york. >> wow, all right. our facebook question of the day, should seventh graders who tormented the bus monitor face criminal charges? >> whole lot of comments. parents are to blame. this is from selena martin. parents are to blame for not teaching their kids. real quick, they're giving her nine tickets to visit disneyland. southwest airlines is giving her nine cross-country tickets as well as nine tickets. >> makes you feel good about people again. you see something so horrible and you hear this. a good feeling. >> emotions from rage to maybe a little blessing. and really a catalyst to open up a conversation with kids.
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so maybe we can use it as something positive. >> coming up, the most powerful women on capitol hill. >> they're picking up bats and balls and setting aside politics. you are watching "world news now."
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♪ take me out to the ball game ♪ take me out to the ball game ♪ take me out with the crowd >> you any good at soft ball? >> yeah, actually, i played in high school. >> did you really? >> second team all american. kidding. >> you are great at softball. i was buying the whole thing! today marked the fourth annual congressional women's softball game.
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>> i was second team all county. not all american. >> all county is good. >> lawmakers from both sides of the aisle put their differences aside and compete for charity. >> reporter: the women of congress left the hill and headed to the mound trading in their issues for innings, their bills for bats to take on the women of the press corps in a friendly game of softball. a rare chance to stand side by side and fight for the same team, providing the press a unique chance to take on the women they cover and all for a good cause, the young survival coalition, a charity focused on educating and empowering the youngest victims of breast cancer. >> to raise awareness for young
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women to get mammograms, to make sure they do self-exams regularly. it really matters. >> reporter: there were a year's worth of bragging rights on the line. and journalists and lawmakers are a tad competitive so things got heated. the congresswomen pulled off an impressive double play. the press team started sliding into home. and then the bad news babes, a team of journalists taught never to bury the lead, seized it instead. forcing the team of congresswomen, fired up and full of fight, to appear on the house floor the following morning and solemnly concede the contest. >> well, i wish i were standing before you tonight -- this morning to announce the congressional women's softball team's second big victory. unfortunately, i, i can't share that good news with you. we do want to congratulate, although not too enthusiastically, the bad news babes for their victory this year in the game. 13-10. heartbreaking. >> reporter: an ideal finale to the journalists' story. but not an ending. >> we will be back next year to take the trophy back. >> reporter: at the end of the day, the journalists and law makers succeeded in raising $50,000 for charity. and that's a home run both teams can be proud of. >> there you go, paula. >> past two years. $50,000. we're doing certainly productive. >> what position did you play? i want to hear about this. all county.
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>> that is a personal question. outfield. >> there she is. >> gunning someone out. going for home. >> faris, mean curve, fastball. ng someone out. going for home. >> faris, mean curve, fastball.
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call or log onto hoveround.com right now! >> you're watching "world you're watching "world news now." >> sleep is overrated. ♪ ♪ >> abc's mothership walt disney, big release of pixar's "brave" and someone that has seen the film sitting here. >> who? >> you. >> i have seen it twice. i actually just brought my daughter. madagascar 3, took my son. that was a disaster. we banned him from the theater. until he's about 12. >> nice dignified time with your daughter? >> i did. saw this movie actually just last night. what it is, 21st century chick, or young girl, meets the 12th century.
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and she is not your typical princess. you see, doesn't like the dress. she loves archery. a rock climber. and she has learned that the suitors in the land will be fighting for her hand in marriage. she wants none of it. we are going to show you a scene where the suitors have just arrived at her family's castle. >> your majesty, i present my heir and sire who defended on land from the northern invaders and with his own sword. >> okay. a lot of funny moments. i got to warn you there are some scary scenes including that one you saw with the bear. so she, she basically enlists the help of a witch to cast a spell on her mother to change her fate. because she doesn't want to fall in line with the hierarchy and tradition and become a princess, or rather a queen, and follow her mother's footsteps. she wants to do what she wants to do.
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so obviously her mother turns into a bear. it is kind of the progression then, she comes full circle and realizes, you know what you kind of have to stay true to the family otherwise she find out the destructive path that you can go on. so she learns to respect the roots. and respect her parents' wishes as well. like i said it can be a little scary. i wouldn't necessarily recommend for kids under age 4. >> how old is your daughter? >> she is 4. i took my pastor's wife's two girls. the 6-year-old started crying during a portion of it. just be aware there are a couple of little scary parts. i gave it a 4 1/2 out of 5. i thought it was beautiful. 4 1/2 out of 5. beautiful scenery. set in scotland. and the archie portion, got my daughter, the bow and arrow, she found a cockroach in the apartment. let's kill it with the bow and arrow. a little archer on my hands. >> hopefully she listens to mom.
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doesn't cast the spell on you. >> she would never do that. i never tell her anything she doesn't want to hear.abababababb
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this morning on "world news now," banking blow, the biggest financial institutions in u.s. and europe taking a hit. >> so who cut the bank's credit ratings and why this could impact the market and your money. it's friday, june 22nd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> tgif, everybody. i'm john muller in for rob nelson. >> good to have you here. we'll check overnight markets after that bombshell. and the drama of the jerry sandusky trial that sounds
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almost like a screen play now. his adopted sun admitting he was molested now. he came into the home when he was 10. they have six adopted children. >> that's a classic bombshell. we'll give you all the details on that one. also this morning, a what celebration from miami. a 2-year-old not expected to be born. how surgeons operated on her in the womb and took extraordinary life saving action. she is cute. >> didn't slow her down a bit. look at that sweet little thing. >> and later this half hour, nba star tony parker injured in a new york night club brawl fights back. details of his major lawsuit that's coming up in "the skinny." >> but first borrowing money could get even harder now that five of the country's biggest banks have been hit with a credit downgrade. >> even before that news, stocks were down nearly 250 points, which is nearly 2%. in asia this morning, the markets followed that downward trend.
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bianna dole golodryga has that news. >> reporter: late thursday afternoon moody's credit rating agency issued downgrades for 15 major global banks, among them the top five u.s. bank, including bank of america, citigroup, goldman sachs, jpmorgan and morgan stanley. this does mean banks are about to go out of business, it's not 2008 all over again. banks were prepared for this downgrade, they've known about it for a few months and they've had time to tell their customers and trading partners about it. nonetheless, it is not good news for banks because it puts them in a weaker position if the world and u.s. economy were to continue its slowdown. it makes it more difficult and expensive for consumers to get loans on everything from cars to mortgages to small businesses. where does that put investors right now? all eyes turned to ben bernanke once again. he came out on wednesday with his assessment of the u.s. and said he's prepared to act and take decisive measures if the u.s. economy were to slow down. he's ready to act to prevent another recession. if that means pumping more money into the economy, he said he's
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prepared to do that. >> the good news, if there's any, the banks got what they expected essentially. they knew this was coming and they prepared for it. they have recent safeguards in place. those were taken into account as well. >> basically when you downgrade a bank, it means they have to pay for more its debt and then there's the trickle down effect and we have to kind of pay for that. >> hate it when that happens. >> moody's has been doing this. in june it downgraded spain by three notches after downgraded 16 spanish lenders in may. it cut ratings on german lenders. >> moving on, jurors in the jerry sandusky case will begin their first full day of deliberations this morning but without one bombshell piece of information. just after the panel was sequestered, sandusky's adopted son, matt, revealed he was prepared to testify he had been
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abused as well. that was an about face since matt had repeatedly denied it in the past. >> you put a witness like that up on the witness stand, they're open to strong cross-examination because of prior inconsistent statements. first you said you weren't, now you say you are. which one's the truth? >> sources tell abc news if sandusky had testified, prosecutors could have used matt as a rebuttal witness. the jurors will be back at work at 9:00 this morning. >> now to the trayvon martin case. for the first time we're hearing george zimmerman's side of the story in detail. newly released videotape shows zimmerman reenacting that confrontation for police blow by blow. >> reporter: standing on the very spot where he shot 17-year-old trayvon martin just the day before, george zimmerman described a vicious attack to police. >> my body was on the grass and my head was on the cement. he just kept slamming it, slamming it.
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i kept yelling, "help, help, help." >> reporter: he told police he was afraid for his life. then he says martin spotted his gun. >> i had my firearm on my right side hip. my jacket moved up and he saw it. i feel like he saw it. he looked at it. he said, "you're going to die tonight [ bleep ]." he reached for it. i felt his arm going down to my side and i grabbed it. >> reporter: what happened next, everyone knows. zimmerman ended martin's life with one shot to the chest. but what led up to that moment is contested. zimmerman told investigators he first spotted the 17-year-old walking near the clubhouse. he said he parked nearby and looked around but couldn't see the teen-ager. he then went looking around twin trees lane and encountered the teen around this area. the two moved around this pathway and around this corner where the confrontation happened and martin was shot. but the question remains, who was following who? zimmerman told police martin was
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pursuing him. >> and i reached to grab my cell phone. i said "you got a problem now" and then he was here and punched me in the face. >> reporter: but this directly contradicts the account from martin's girl friend, who was on the phone with him. she said the teen-ager was afraid and running away from zimmerman. she said martin described zimmerman as creepy. zimmerman is now being held here at the seminole county jail at least until his bond hearing next friday. >> a possible chemical spill at an indianapolis swimming pool is being blamed for sending more than 70 people to the hospital. kids and adults sickened by fumes suddenly began coughing, throwing up and rubbing their eyes. the chemicals may have come from water purification system. one mother described it as a big acid explosion of chlorine. most of those taken to the
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hospital have since been released. >> torrential downpours have turned deadly, three people killed in central wisconsin yesterday when heavy rain washed away a 50-foot stretch of highway. the victims were in two cars that crashed into a gorge created by that missing roadway. people in the northeast will have to cope with brutal heat for one more day. it was so hot, the energy company in the philadelphia area handing out hundreds of free fans to citizens. it felt like 102. >> you know who's loving this, though? >> who is loving this? >> kids. >> the ice cream man? >> the ice cream man as well. he is raking it in right now. went to the park, hundreds of children there, water balloons, running around barefoot. ah, to be a kid again. late afternoon thunderstorms move in to break the heat in new england. scattered thunderstorms across florida. severe weather around rapid city and showers in the pacific northwest.
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>> 60s, that sounds nice, from seattle to portland and 109 in phoenix, 90s much across the areas of the south and northeast. 80s in the plains and midwest. >> 60s really? >> i guess it sounds nice when it's 100 degrees. >> an atlanta woman is drowning in debt after receiving a water bill for, get this, $9,200. >> a lot of water balloons. >> that's a good point. maybe she was just -- >> having fun? >> exercising her right to have fun. that was for last month alone. two years ago she was paying $29 a month. it's not that big of a house, just a three bedroom cottage. >> she doesn't water the lawn, she takes one shower a day and has had had the line checked for leaks. the water company insists the meter is working fine. oh, brother. they maintain she had a leak and fixed it. how do you prove you never had a leak?
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>> $29 for one month and then $6,700 the next month. that's happened on several occasions where it spikes four times and i've always wondered. there's a case here for this woman i'm sure. >> coming up, we're going to talk about the basketball court to the courthouse and an nba star's major lawsuit after a night club brawl. >> and a 2-year-old birthday celebration that wasn't supposed to happen. how doctors saved her life before she was even born. you got to see this story. it's coming up on "world news now." ♪ and a miracle is happening tonight ♪ t ♪ [ male announcer ] if you think any battery will do, consider this...
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♪ i b ♪ i believe in miracles >> we were just having a conversation off the cuff. give us a moment. >> i need to get an iphone. i haven't gotten one yet. >> you don't have an iphone? >> no. still have a blackberry. >> my word! >> i know. >> what can i say? i just got one at christmastime. >> now you're cool. you've only been on board since christmas. >> talking about an early maybe christmas present for this family, doctors in miami revealing an incredible one of a
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kind surgery they performed nearly two years ago. what makes it so unique is this was performed in utero. >> the child had a rare, potentially fatal tumor growing on her mouth. we have more on these doctors' heroic efforts. >> reporter: it's nothing short of a miracle. lena gonzalez is a healthy 20-month-old baby girl but that wasn't always the case. >> i found out she was a girl. i had exactly one week of happiness until this occurred. >> reporter: mid way through pregnancy, an ultrasound revealed tammy's unborn daughter blowing what appeared to be a bubble. but that bubble was in fact a large tumor growing from the baby's mouth. doctors broke the news to tammy her daughter might not survive and if she did would require
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several surgeries. >> it's the most horrible feel you could ever imagine. physically, emotionally. what do you do? >> reporter: she turned to jackson fetal surgeons. while under anesthesia, she watched as doctors used a lazar to cut the tumor and clear her daughter's mouth. >> the concern with the tumors is they can grow very rapidly and cause bleeding into the fetus and that can cause the death of the baby. >> reporter: four months later lena was born, a healthy 8 pound baby girl. now giving high fives and hugs, no sign of any tumor thanks to these doctors. >> i think the world of them. they are our savior. she wouldn't be here. >> so sweet. >> so cute, right? amazing. >> as we mentioned, the case was recently published in "the american journal of obstetrics and gynecology." it's the first of its kind. really ground breaking and really revolutionary. it carried a risk of miscarriage if the tumor had been left
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alone, but it could have also caused fetal death or deformation because they can grow upwards of up to two pounds. >> all's well that ends well. she's adorable and she looks great. great job to those doctors. >> all that matters is she's running around like a princess. >> doing her high five trick. >> coming up, what super model kate upton would like to change about her body. >> not what any guy would like. >> that's next in "the skinny." ould like.h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@h@
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♪ skinny, so skinny >> so we thought we had put to bed that fight in new york city between two rap stars, drake and what's his face? >> the big entourage. >> chris brown. >> chris brown. we told you tony parker of nba fame was also in the club, supposedly was not involved at all. actually, yes, he was. he is now suing this night club called wip for $20 million
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because he's saying he has a corneal laceration of the left eye and other injuries that certainly don't improve his outside shot. he's blaming the club for negligence. he said they should have never allowed two rihanna rivals in the same club at the same time. of course they both dated rihanna. he's saying they were negligent in their security and supervision. chris brown and his girl friend and bodyguard were among eight injured in that fight that took place in the club. $20 million. >> i wonder if they'll settle. he might come away with some money. should we put the skin in "the skinny"? let's do it. kate upton will be on the cover of gq in july and she wears a small star spangled bikini on the cover, god bless america. this is the operative line from this. she said if she had one wish, she would have smaller boobs. i don't know what's up with that.
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this is all video from behind the scenes sexy "gq" issue. >> they are quite curvaceous. >> they're large. she rolls on the grass and covers herself up with american flags and wears the unzipped denim shorts. she's certainly not shy. she says "i just love america." >> and america loves her right back, don't they? some women think if they have larger breasts that makes them look larger. >> i've heard that. >> i can see where that is coming from so, you know. >> no comment from me. i think she looks fine. >> she looks great. >> keeping up with the kardashians is impossible. he said, she said, the ex said. kris humphries, kim's ex -- or soon to be ex -- one of kris's former girl friends is saying mama kris jenner set up the whole sex tape with ray jay.
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so one of kris humphrey's ex-girl friends is saying he told her kris jenner set the whole thing up and actually asked kim to do the tape over because she didn't think the first one was pretty enough. >> that just sounds too much. >> so a rep told "the daily news" the claims are 100% not true, khloe kardashian saying it was disgusting and disturbing and probably his fantasy. i'm very confused about that whole story. >> how about the new movie role, charlie sheen is the next president. winning. can you imagine the scene. he's cast in "machete kills." sheen got on his twitter with a lead-in that said "my fellow americans," getting the role down pat. mel gibson is also in that
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movie. it's a sequel. it's called "machete kills." >> got to put that on the list to see, right? >> absolutely. >> we'll be right back. >> we'll be right back. ♪ this olympian's mom has been doing it for years. she's got bounty. in this lab demo, one sheet of new bounty leaves this surface cleaner than two sheets of the leading ordinary brand. bounty has trap and lock technology to soak up big spills and lock them in. let the spills begin. p&g. proud sponsor of the olympic games.
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>> now is the time that it's necessary to stabilize the world financial system, to ensure we are working hand in hand to both grow the economy and create jobs. >> ours is the conservative republican message. i'm not discussing the vice presidential thing. >> if you raise expectations so high and they become seen as the likely candidate and then doesn't get picked, you may do yourself some damage. >> about 5:25 a.m. this morning, she had heard him speaking to her. she got up to go outside to talk with him, at which time she found him at the bottom of the pool. >> sandusky has been portrayed by the prosecution as nothing less than a monster. >> i saw in dottie sandusky's testimony a loyal wife but a wife who had to concede the obvious points in the prosecution's case. >> i put a lot of hard work into that career. >> when a man says he didn't do it, let's at least start out giving him the benefit of the doubt.
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>> rielle hunter is a mom and i'm also a woman who fell in love with a married man. i'm not the first woman to have done that and i won't be the last. >> he's doing really, really good. and i want to thank everyone for all their caring and goodwill. >> what do you say to people, and you've heard it when people say your mother is pimping her children? >> she's our mom. >> we have to hire a manager so regardless someone is going to get that. no one will fight harder for you than your own mother. she knows us, she knows all of our moods. >> her mom's in the news a lot these days. >> she is. >> don't forget that great interview on rielle hunter that's going to be on "20/20" tonight. set your tivo or watch life if you can. >> should be a duzy, as they say. >> and the bet awards on sunday. always entertaining. >> always entertaining. >> thanks for joining us this half hour. have a great friday.
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