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that is striking. >> ooh that is a scary video, no matter what caused that. >> coming up, inspiring journey of a gifted athlete faced with a debilitating diagnosis and how he is achieving more than he thought possible. >> if you are up with us at this hour. you can relate. lack of sleep can cause you to gain weight. now researchers know why. you're watching "world news now". ♪ i wonder should i get up and fix myself a drink ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather -- brought to you by consumer cellular. r. the arteries of your dishwasher are constantly clogging up
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♪ i'm so tired ♪ i'm feeling so upset ♪ although i'm so tired ♪ i'll have another cigarette we have to ban the song from the show. >> i know. >> if i get night. i will go out. >> started yawning. >> all right. >> i'm awake. >> beatles, good about being tired. they mean every word of it. >> for whatever reason you are awake with us, we have unfortunate news for you. a new study says. you sleep less you probably weigh more. here are the details. >> reporter: the rise in obesity
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has occurred at the same time more americans report getting less sleep. now a study in the journal "sleep" may have found a connection. researchers put 225 people in a laboratory setting. some of them were allowed to sleep ten hours a day. while the others were allowed only four hours sleep. after 18 days, the sleep-deprived group gained about 2 pound more than the group that slept well. the weight gain came because the the sleep deprived ate 500 extra calories a day during the extra time they stayed awake at night. in other word, insomniacs have more time for snacking. and those midnight snacks were the worst. they apparently had more fat than those eaten at other hours and put on more weight. >> brings us to our facebook question of the day, everybody. >> we want to know what strategies do you have for avoiding weight gain sleeping abnormal hours.
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>> on our wnnfans.com. to weigh in. that's amazing. you are awake more than most people. there is more opportunities to eat. >> eating comfort food. >> you feel so crappy that you want to feel good. you start eating. >> the ice cream. the fried chicken. comfort food. >> fried chicken sound good about now. >> it does. >> a remarkable story of living life to the fullest. >> he went from nfl hero to a wheelchair in a few short years. wait till you hear where else he has gone. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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>> welcome back. we want you to meet a fighter,
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steve gleason. he made one of the most memorable plays in the history of the new orleans saints. >> then diagnosed with a disease that absolutely changed his life. as abc's josh elliott shows us gleason isn't allowing that from stopping him from finding new challenges. >> reporter: september 2006, a year after hurricane katrina laid waste to the city of new orleans. the saints are back in the super dome. for the first time. in their opening series, the atlanta falcons are forced to punt. steve gleason 37 rushing from the middle. >> as soon as i came around the corner and saw the punter there was certainly some adrenaline, like man this could happen. if it does this is going to be chaos. >> recovered by the saints for a touchdown. >> just the emotion coming from the crowd, it was infinite joy. >> reporter: new orleans immortalized the turning point with this statue outside the stadium. they named it rebirth.
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but today it has new meaning. profound and bittersweet. because the man whose simple act became the city's symbol of resilience is now in a fight of his own. from 2011 gleason was diagnosed with als, lou gehrig's disease. when we first meet him in february he has lost most of his physical abilities able to communicate only through a computer equipped with laser sighting technology. >> what did the diagnosis change for you, recalibrate your life? >> in 2011, i was losing the ability to run. i wasn't sure what i would do if i could no longer run. when it finally happened, i chose to search myself for new avenues of joy. >> reporter: the grandest of all those new avenues of joy, a baby boy named river arrived soon after his father's diagnosis. >> it's a weird thing, huh. >> reporter: since then steve
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has focused on creating. a video journal for rivers so that one day his son will know his father. >> they said when he was born, prepare to die. when steve was told that he said i am going to prepare to live. >> reporter: and living life is exactly what he is doing. >> go, go! >> one year post diagnosis to celebrate he goes and jumps out of an airplane. >> reporter: then he had a proposition for his good, if disbelieving friend. >> he says i am going to go to machu picchu? >> i said as in peru? >> 9,000 feet. >> yeah. i don't know how we will do it. but it's booked. we're doing it. >> the idea was steve's. much of the work would rest on his shoulder. literally. >> we're on our way. so far so good. >> reporter: 11 grueling hours. 2,500 feet, straight up.
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>> my feeling on top of machu picchu, it was initially relief. like thank god everyone is safe. and then i think the sense of accomplishment set in. these adventures as part of my new style of running. and also, you watch those videos and you have seen me walking in the park with rivers. this is all my new way to run. we all face challenges every day. but we make choices to face our challenges or walk away from them. >> josh elliott, abc news, new york. >> none of us better whine today, right? that is just amazing. what a spirit. >> his wife michelle you see by his side is literally and figuratively by his side. throughout this entire process. >> and his crew.
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d-tic maintenance. welcome to "the mix," everybody. you know all of us parents think we have the smartest kid in town. the smartest kid in the world. turns out a little boy in canada who might be the smartest little boy around. he is the youngest boy to be accepted into mensa, a membership for very in tell -- intelligent, genius people. there's a category for kids. adam kirby, 5 years old now. when he was just 2 years old. he was like tested. and he scored 141 points. that's more than many residents of the united states. so the way that his parents kind of decided we may have like a really intelligent kid on our hand is when he was 23 months old, he apparently self-taught
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himself, self-potty trained himself after reading about the subject. >> that's awesome. >> at 23 months. so his parents said, we probably need to get him tested. he took the iq test when he was 2 years old. at 2 years and 5 month, he entered mensa as most intelligent, youngest boy in the club. there you have it. >> clearly not as intelligent as devon, your boy. >> close second. close second. most intelligent in the whole world. listen to this. fashion models, we know you have to be skinny and all this stuff. this is a twist on that. a fashion model was cut from the show because her chest was too big. models walking the run way for christian dior. it was a show in paris. jordan dunn was cut from the lineup because of her body. didn't seem too upset. the 22-year-old is very busy and works at a ton of thing. she said in her tweet, getting cut for the chest size it is minor. just accept it as reality of the biz. but for a model those are too big. >> i would take it as a compliment.
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>> yeah, right. first of all she is stunning. how dare you not accept her in your runway. >> you wouldn't kid that crazy big. >> just about right. if you ask me. their loss. >> i got no complaints with that. >> there you go. great story, a man working at a diner who befriended a patron. they were talking about the fact that his daughter has cancer. patron goes away. apparently a lotto winners. come back writes him a check for $10,000. and says this should help you. he came, his tip, $10,000 tip. take the food out of that. and use the rest for you and your family. and, and your daughter. >> love that story. >> i do. really great story. you know, the gentleman who received the money said it kind of, it gives you hope that there are really good people in the world still. >> there are really good people. real quick running out of time. little boy loses his doll that symbolizes his dad in afghanistan. in target. woman find it. posts it on facebook. he gets it back. >> reunited with the daddy d
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this morning on "world news now" -- pride and grief. a community mourns the loss of 19 heroes lost in a battle with the wildfire. a look at who these brave men were and what went so wrong. >> unrest in egypt, new this morning, several high-ranking officials stepping down as thousands rally for change. we'll have a live report. >> a million dollar heist on the world's most romantic waterway. the dramatic high-profile boat-jacking worthy of a scene from a movie. >> when is a kiss not just a kiss when it is between two of hollywood's biggest stars on late-night tv. it is tuesday, july 2nd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. good tuesday morning. hundreds of people gathered last night in prescott to mourn those who lost their lives fighting that out-of-control wildfire in
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central arizona. the bodies of the 19 men are at medical examiner's office in phoenix where autopsies will be performed. >> last night they were recalled as loving sons, husbands, and fathers who were well aware of the sacrifices that their job demanded. >> the bible says this, in fact, jesus christ said it himself -- "greater love hath no more than this, than a man who would give his life for his friends." >> the hot shots were remembered at a ceremony last night in phoenix. the names of all 19 victims were read aloud followed by the ringing of a bell. we are learning much more about the brave men who gave their lives, among them, andrew ashcraft, the 29-year-old was a devoted husband and father. his widow faces raising their four young children on her own. chris mackenzie, he followed his father into firefighting. >> and there is -- jesse steed,
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a former marine, and the captain of the granite city hot shots. john percin, the strongest and bravest young man i have ever met in my life, said his aunt. and 21-year-old, kevin woyjeck, fire fighting was in his blood. his dad a nearly 30 year veteran of the l.a. county fire department. >> sean misner leaves behind his wife who is 7 months pregnant. a memorial fund has been set up on facebook to benefit the baby. heroes every single one of them. >> more on what the final moments may have been like for the firefighters as intense flames closed in on them. abc's ginger zee takes a look at the last line of defense, paper thin tents able to withstand 500-degree heat. >> reporter: as the flames climbed up to 20 feet, the 19 hot shots deployed their last chance, the emergency fire shelters. the men who died trained extensively with what firefighters called the shake and bake tent. you shake them to open. then bake in them until the fire passes. the team would have had as
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little as 30 seconds to wrap themselves inside. the group forms a tight circle and keeps their heads away from the fire. >> no matter what they hear, no matter what they see, or feel, they have to make an absolute commitment staying with the shelter if they want to go home. >> the tents can protect against flames up to 500 degrees creating a pocket of breathable air. still the temperature inside can soar to 200. fire fighter dave latour survived a different wildfire. his tent protecting him from the inferno. >> it was like somebody closing a door on the oven, standing in front of the oven, shutting the door on the oven. >> reporter: the tents were no match for what has been called a perfect storm for fire. barb lives here and saw the wind shift and escaping just in time. >> the wind changed and the fire went woosh, and turned around and the house behind me was in flames. and there were embers on my roof. >> reporter: a nearby dry thunderstorm helped fuel the blaze. air rises up inside the
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thunderstorm, sometimes with added moisture from brush that is burning, but what goes up must come down. powerful down drafts, columns of fast-moving air dropped to the ground and can quickly change the direction of the wind and the fire. >> the erratic nature of the fire behavior yesterday, it is dangerous. really dangerous. >> reporter: pair that with a severe drought and 100-degree temperatures and you have got all of the ingredients for a perfect storm. this is the type of fire shelter the hot shots were using. i want to show you that. also show you what it is made of. so we cut a hole in it, inside, fiberglass insulation, sandwiched by aluminum foil laminated on cloth. it was their last best hope. ginger zee, abc news, congress, arizona. overseas now, a last chance ultimatum has been issued to egypt's embattled hard line islamist president. >> the country's military is giving president mohamed morsi 48 hours to meet the demand of millions of egyptians taking to
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the streets call for his ouster or they will step in. abc's alex marquardt has the latest from cairo. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. what the army basically said is "enough is enough." president morsi you and the opposition have two days to figure this all out. if the people demands aren't met within 48 hours and, more like 36 hours they're going to step in with what they're calling their own road map. we don't know what that means exactly. it is very vague language. we do know they will intervene in some way if the president and his political opposition can't figure something out. now sunday, were the biggest protests that egypt has ever seen. bigger even than the demonstrations that we saw to oust president hosni mubarak 2 1/2 years ago. so the army stood up and took notice of the protests. the truth is this country has been so divided since morsi was elected. and on top of that -- the economy is going down the drain, no tourism, a fuel shortage. this country is slowly imploding. so the protesters out there in
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tahrir square and across egypt are hoping the army will now come in and pave the way for early elections. it is far too early to say whether that is actually what is going to happen, what is going to happen in 36 hours and beyond that is a total mystery at this point. >> alex, the world watching this pretty closely just like they were in 2011. what is the u.s.'s role in all of this if any? >> reporter: the u.s. is in a tough spot right now. it has been accused by both side of siding with the other side. muslim brotherhood says it is siding with opposition. protesters in tahrir square, protesters in tahrir square saying the u.s. is back ing president morsi. the u.s. is firmly saying that it is not taking sides. president barack obama actually spoke with president morsi yesterday, according to the white house. to convey his concerns. the white house says that president obama encouraged morsi to take steps to show that he is hearing the people on the streets. president obama also said that he is disturbed by the violence he has seen which as we know has left more than 20 people dead at
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this point. now egypt is one of america's closest allies. very important in this region. of course the u.s. is watching very closely. >> abc's alex marquardt in cairo. thank you. >> close call in the sky. a planeload of people screaming for their lives. a spirit airlines flight took a sudden nose-dive after a skydiving plane got too close. the spirit jet going from detroit to dallas sunday when the pilot received an automated warning about a smaller plane. flight attendants bumped their head. bags spilled from the overhead bins as the plane dipped 1,600 feet. no passengers injured. >> grandmother of a 5-year-old boy south of pittsburgh in hot water over the boy's joy ride which came to a crashing halt. he didn't get very far before crash ing his grandmother's car there on the front porch. the boy suffered burns and scrapes. his mother and grandmother are charged with child endangerment. the mother is blaming the ex-husband for teaching him to drive. >> italian police searching for three armed bandits who pulled a brazen day light heist stealing nearly $2 n in cash.
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it happened on a currier boat in this lagoon in venice. bandits reportedly struck after an armored truck delivered three cases of cash headed to banks and post offic. the thieves took the two cases holding the bank notes and left the third one loaded with coins. if you are planning a summer vacation with the family. "parents magazine" has a list of the best cities to visit for it a kid friendly good time. san diego came in one with its legendary zoo and array of museums of course. portland oregon, second place. followed by washington, d.c., orlando and chicago. the magazine used several factors, including, hotel prices, public transportation and the crime rate. >> i am going to confess right here, i have never been to san diego or portland. i have always want to go. >> are you headed to that part? >> san francisco. >> never been to san diego? >> i haven't either. i want to go to the zoo. everybody goes to the zoo. they love it. >> the weather. the golf. someday. stay classy, san diego. we're going there.
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all right, here is a look at your tuesday forecast. thunderstorms along the east coast. heavy rain, chance of flooding from pennsylvania all the way to new england. also wet from mow missouri to ohio. thunderstorms in the southeast part of colorado eastern part of new mexico. another hot one in the west. >> triple digit highs in phoenix, sacramento, boise. 80s, twin cities to dallas. from new york to new orleans. 70s for chicago and detroit. >> if you were with us at this time yesterday morning you saw the measures they were taking at the las vegas zoo to keep the animals cool in this extreme heat wave. >> wild animals are doing whatever they can to stay as cool as they can. take this for example, a bear in northern california. it was oh, so hot over the weekend it sought relief -- ha-ha-ha -- in what was supposed to be used as a cow's drink. >> cow's trough right there. >> yeah. >> check him out. i don't know if the cows want to drink out of it now. thanks, buddy. >> i don't think so either. >> looked like he enjoyed it. climbed back out. gave himself a shake. walked off into the woods. >> if i was a cow you, can have that, mr. bear. >> yeah, a smart bear.
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>> coming up -- it is swimsuit season. ladies, we all know that finding one that is flattering can be a challenge. we have some tips for you. >> but first, a strange exercise in summer camp. the children who were forced to act like slaves. you are watching "world news now." ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by no no hair removal.
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welcome back, everyone. a truly unbelievable story here. it stems from something that happened at a camp in georgia a month ago. >> a group of kids found themselves in the middle of a rather bizarre experience. as ashley swan of atlanta station explains it still has some parents up in arms. >> and we were just really confused and scared. >> reporter: naima mccarty says she and fellow campers had no warning or explanation when a simulation of the underground railroad began during their stay at the blue ridge outdoor education center in early june. >> he started yelling. he had a whip in his hand. he was dressed in overalls. we were just like "what is going on?" >> reporter: for 45 minutes, naima says the group of african-american female students from atlanta were told to act like slaves as they were led through the camp, to freedom by their all white instructors playing opposite roles. >> we would have to get down and kneel and not look up. >> reporter: it wasn't until the girls returned home that the parents found out about the
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exercise. >> that's when the blood vessel kind of broke. i was like what does that have to do with outdoor ecology? >> the point there is we want the students confused and frightened like i would imagine just as a slave would have been. >> reporter: the center's director, admits parents should have been informed beforehand but defends the exercise which he says is one of their most popular with the thousands of georgia school children of all races who visit each year. >> to give the students an opportunity to experience this firsthand is a pretty lasting lesson. >> reporter: a lesson naima and her father say should be left to the history books. >> nobody deserves to feel that way. it is a part of history. doesn't mean we have to experience it. >> ashley swan, channel 2, action news. >> yeah, i am with the parents. >> i don't think i like this -- if they're not in on the lesson it is scary. you know what you could do, you could have a couple actors there, let the group observe how they treat the actors part of the performance.
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>> or tell the parents beforehand. this is something part of the curriculum. >> this is what is going to happen. might be a little disturbing. >> especially because it might be disturbing. >> something you want to let the parents know that is going to happen. the girls are old enough to understand what is headed their way. you could have had a conversation with them as well. she is a teenager, looked like a teenager. all her peers are teenagers. not like they're second graders. they're not getting it. they they this is all a performance. these are old enough girls to know what was going on to be legitimately afraid about it. >> i can see why the parents are angry. >> the director is working on an apology and going to re-evaluate it. good for him. ahead in "the skinny," we want to share sad news about an actor, pierce brosnan. we have more on that. >> two of the most kissable men in hollywood kiss. you're watching "world news now." it's coming up. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. d news
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♪ skinny so skinny >> "the skinny" time. did you see jimmy kimmel last night? >> missed it. getting ready for the show. always miss it. >> jimmy kimmel sees the lady lined up. they're obviously there. they're excited. he says johnny depp must be on the show. sure enough, johnny depp is on the show. he knew he was coming on. they have a bromance, moment, you are a handsome, beautiful man. whatever he said. and it took on a life of its own. check it out. >> you have this very handsome, let's be honest, beautiful face. [ cheers and applause ]
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>> wow. >> i lost my train of thought. >> that is awesome. jimmy kimmel, handled that really well. almost like a, demure girl at the bar not knowing if she is going to kiss him or not. >> he didn't know what to do. >> charming moment. call it what you will. made me laugh. >> i love johnny depp's reaction. okay -- that's it. one kiss. he goes back for another one. >> another one. >> johnny depp there to promote "lone ranger." that was awesome. >> so great. >> one thing that was not great, mariah carey at the b.e.t. awards. sunday night, los angeles. she hit the stage and she was stunning. she was a vision. lost a bunch of weight.
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she looks great. as always, mariah carey sound great. the problem is, there were a a lot of people on twitter, a lot of noise on twitter saying she may have been lip-syncing. it was just a little too good to be true. so, here we go. some people saying -- i don't even understand why mariah carey came to the b.e.t. award. she lip-synced the entire time. this is not the first time she has done this. apparently she did this earlier in the year. i want you to hear what happened at b.e.t. take a listen. ♪ beautiful >> yeah. >> that looked lip-synced.
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>> i like how she includes the finger thing. >> when you sing that incredibly and do those crazy range she has. you can't just walk out and do that without, i could see why she would want to lip-sync. >> she's not milli vanilli. right? >> that is an athletic performance when you sing like that. >> she doesn't have the wizard of oz. singing in the back for her. that's her voice. she prerecorded it so the people who are now complaining can have a great experience, than not hear her hit the pitches the way she was supposed to hit it. so anyway, back in may got hit on twitter for the same deal. people taking to twitter upset that she lip-synced. i don't see the problem. i say -- if you can get a better experience. go for it! >> i don't want to see lip-sync if i paid for the ticket. but on a show i almost expect it. >> we lip-synch through this entire thing. >> there you go. kind of sad. not kind of sad, plain old sad. >> ten second. >> pierce brosnan's daughter
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tips to help you look slimmer in an instant. >> there are tricks of fabric and tricks of design for instantly make you look about 5 to 10 pounds thinner. >> first up, color blocking to create an optical illusion. >> you want to create the hourglass figure see it is done with the black down the middle and white panelling on the sides. the other thing that is exciting abut the suit is the belt. adding a belt to cinch the waist. it instantly shaves the pound off. >> reporter: another trick, ruching, punched of fabric in the middle of the suit. >> she wanted an illusion of a bigger bust. the way to create that is doing lighter on top and fading to something darker on the bottom. if you are a woman that wants the reverse, flip the color wheel upside down. >> reporter: finally, a halter think marilyn monroe and iconic white dress, great for women who are a little bustier.
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>> by giving her a suit that has a halter and deep, deep plunge. letting the bust breathe. showing some skin. >> i like that, ah. >> reporter: is there a two-piece that can be slimming to? >> what you are trying to do is create the illusion of longer legs. >> reporter: suits to help you hit the beach with confidence and style. tai hernandez, abc news, new york. >> do you believe any of the tips? >> you know what -- unfortunately in the piece i want to see them from far away to see if it works these optical illusions. whatever it takes to make you look great. you know what if you have a couple extra pounds like everybody does an take the tips, want to wear w you f racke you love the way it l everyonll l >> you know what, own it. if you are going to go out there ing
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good morning, i'm john muller. >> i'm diana perez. here are some of the top head lines we are following this morning on "world news now." jurors in the george zimmerman trial listen to a series of police interviews in which zimmerman himself gives details of the night he killed trayvon martin. we'll have more on the case in this half-hour. >> the faa investigating a close call between a spirit airlines flight and skydiving plane. spirit jet had to nose-dive 1,600 feet over michigan when the plane got too close. passengers went into a panic. the plane did land safely. >> nsa leaker, edward snowden asked 21 countries for asylum. he accuses the united states of using citizenship as a weapon. after his passport was revoked. >> federal judge in court, dismissed three lawsuits against former elmo puppeteer kevin clash. the men said they were abused as teens.
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the judge said they waited too long to sue. those are our top stories on this tuesday, july 2nd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. good tuesday morning, everybody. we'll begin this half-hour with a make shift memorial growing outside the firehouse where the hot shot crew was based. heartbroken residents have been dropping off flowers and mementos. >> we're learning more about the 19 men who died trying to protect the lives of others. they were part of an elite team of highly trained firefighters and fathers, sons and brothers. but above all, they were heroes. here's abc's david wright. >> reporter: the fourth of july is fast approaching but the flags in prescott, arizona, hung from the chain link fence of the firefighters' parking lot. the closest thing to a parade, a somber caravan carrying body out of the blaze. members of an elite arizona fire fighting crew, the granite
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mountain hot shots who perished this weekend in the yarnell hill fire. >> i just can't imagine how the families and the friends that knew these individuals feel. >> our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the brave firefighters who were out there. this is one more reminder our first responders put their lives on the line every single day. >> reporter: we learned all of their names, their next of kin having now absorbed the terrible news. the average age, just 27. young men like kevin woyjeck, whose dad is an l.a. fire captain. wade parker, engaged to be married. sean misner's wife is pregnant. andrew ashcraft has four little kids. his wife is doing her best to keep strong for their kids. >> she is the best person i have ever met. and -- >> reporter: the nightmare began friday evening when lightning
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ignited the dry brush a mile or so from yarnell, arizona. what the hot shots didn't expect was a shift in the wind. suddenly they found themselves cornered. with no escape their only hope the emergency shelters, the firefighters have nicknamed shake and bake tents. a flimsy piece of fabric a bit bigger than a sleeping bag, not much to protect you from the inferno. >> we are devastated. we just lost 19 of some of the finest people you will ever meet. >> reporter: the community lost 19. in a small town like this, you feel it. all day long at the memorial, people paid their respects. the fourth of july won't be the same this year, the fireworks this year, a reminder of a much more immediate sacrifice one that at this moment is almost too painful to bear. i'm david wright in prescott, arizona. >> so sad. a touching tribute to the firefighters from the arizona
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diamondbacks baseball team. >> that's right. the d-backs hung a jersey in their dugout with the name yarnell on the back. the town's name was stitched above the number 19 in honor of the 19 firefighters killed. >> jerseys like this, the baseball tradition, the honored, injured or deceased teammates. so a touching honor. and lord knows the firefighters deserve it. >> to call them heroes is what they are. you lose sight of the fact that these are also family men, also brothers and uncles and this is an entire community that has been -- >> 20% of the yarnell fire department lost. >> hard to come back from this one. and the worst, this fire has not let up. this fire is burning. 0% contained. now 8,400 acres. you know, 200 structures burned. there are still firefighters mourning the loss of their brothers out there fighting this fire.
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>> our thoughts are with them. >> yes, they are. worries mounting that egypt may be heading toward a revolution. millions, taking to the streets. protesting the country any first freely elected hard line islamist president. the military issued an ultimatum for morsi to work things out or they will step in. what that means isn't clear. many worry the military may try to completely take over the government. >> president obama is wrapping up his trip to africa with an historic meeting. he is taking part in a wreath-laying ceremony in tanzania with former president george w. bush. two presidents who happen to be in the same place at the abc's mary bruce is also there. >> reporter: good morning, john, good mg, d today marks a first. two u.s. presidents, presido c& nd ama . presidents, presido c& a joint public appearanhe ♪ exuberant crowds of well-wishers, welcome ed president obama on his first
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visit to tanzania. the final stop on his african tour. president bush is here as well for a conference on african women. their rare face to face encounter at a ceremony at the u.s. embassy, highli g.s. embassy, highli presobamyt t create a legacy in th comparable to his hailed for his suc foreign aid to afria. bush deserves enormous credit for funo >> i think this is one of his crowning achievem bea the commitment of the bush administration and the american peope' lives have been saved. >> reporter: in shaping his own legacy, mr. obama is looking to create a new model for relations based not on assistance, but equal partnship >> what we want to do is use whatever monies that we are providing to build capacity. so we don't want to just provide medicine, we want to build the health infrastructures that allow tanzanians to improve their overall health systems. we don't want to just provide food, we want to increase food self-sufficiency. >> reporter: addition to the presidents, the wives will share
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a stage. michelle obama and laura bush are attending a summit with african first ladies. john, diana. >> now more on the historic conversation that will take place later today. you heard mary touch on this. abc's cokie roberts will moderate a discussion between first ladies michelle obama and laura bush in the opening session of the bush institute african first lady's summit. the summit will emphasize on the fact that investing in women can lead to greater stability in african nations. >> mistaken identity case led to the death of a driver. along a busy florida interstate. fred william turner was on the phone with 911 when he was shot and killed in tampa. this happened saturday. police say another driver mistook turner with a man he had been in a fight with at a local bar. that driver turned himself in. charged with first degree murder. >> former fbi agent delivering a tearful apology from the witness stand to the family of james whitey bulger's murder victims.
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john morris denied any direct role in the killing but he admitted to taking payoffs. a mobster linked to 19 murders. bulger pled not guilty and adamantly denies being an informant. >> robbers pulled off a brazen smash-and-grab in atlantic city. police say three men smashed into a store in the borgata hotel and casino made off with $500,000 in jewelry jumped into a car and still at large. luckily no one was injured in this. >> one american singles player left in this year's championship at wimbledon. serena williams suffered a major upset. her 34 match unbeaten run came to an end yesterday thanks to 23rd seeded sabine lisicki of germany. williams criticized herself afterwards saying she didn't play many big points well enough to win. and gave lisicki plenty of credit. >> i don't know, if you have heard, but she is a great grass court player. and you know, come on, guys, let's get with it. she is excellent. she's not a pushover.
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she is a great player. >> very gracious of her. williams said she thinks 20-year-old sloan stevens can win wimbledon this year. stevens is the only american left in the tournament. and she will play the quarterfinal against a french woman today. >> great reaction. hey, she is good. an upset. >> she is good. >> not a pushover. >> let's take a look at tuesday's weather for you. more stifling heat in the west with thunderstorms over parts of colorado, new mexico and arizona. scattered showers and thunderstorms from missouri to ohio. wet day for the west coast, with drenching rain, flooding from pennsylvania to maine. >> mostly 80s for the east coast and the nation's midsection. >> 90s and triple digits still in the west. >> three taco bell customers outside of grand rapids, michigan are praised this morning for honesty. >> it wasn't until they had driven several miles pulling out of a drive through they realized
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rather than their taco and burrito order, the store accidentally gave them a bag stuffed with $3,600 in cash. can you believe that. but luke postma and grant cruz seemed like good kids. they didn't give serious thought to keeping the cash apparently. >> when you see a big bunch of money. you are like let's keep this, this is awesome. no, somebody will lose their job. let's bring it back. >> obviously wasn't ours. it's not like we weren't lose anything by giving it back. thought we would bring it back. i don't know just do it the right way i guess. >> little weird they're talking right into the camera. don't you think? >> like they're on "america's most wanted," wanted." they admittedly, reluctd ng.y admittedly, reluctd and they did eventually get ood r - really telling whate sa we thought, nobody nows but somebod ck? somebod
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and only debate is, we might get caught. >> we might get caught. >> might get in troubl the debate is somebody will los& ob. debate is somebody will los& e ik. mistake, broke out in tears when they came back with the money also how does taco bell end up giving its customers a wad of cash in the taco bell bag. this is something they do. they get money from the bag that if put it in the bag it is inconspicuous. nobody realizes this is banco why would you take somebody's taco bell bag. >> little too inconspicuous. >> don't leave it laying around. taco bell. put it in an office. did happen a couple years ago, woman on surveillance video. she left, never came back. never was caught. >> if i get the bag i will make as tarnic >> it's common for moms to ban curse word by their kids. >> uh-huh, but the mommy blogger is refusing to let her friends why she is hoping it leads her daughters to have healthy
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more on that whe ba >> but first, a dramatic day in the trial of george zimmerman. an indepth look theaest you are watching "world news c1
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thing is, your drug use is too adult for the kids, so i'm going to have to block you. oh, man. yeah. [inhales] well, have a good one. you're a nice lady. welcome back. more details about the george zimmerman case charged with the murder of 17-year-old trayvon martin. >> the six female jurors in the case heard compelling testimony yesterday about the deadly encounter between the two men. abc's dan abrahams has more. >> reporter: in court, prosecutors continued to make their case, that george zimmerman is guilty of murdering 17-year-old trayvon martin. even though he hasn't taken the stand the jury heard from zimmerman five times including an audio recording made the san sanford police the night of the fatal encounter with martin. >> this guy looks like he's up to no good or on drugs or
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something. >> are you following him? >> yeah. >> reporter: a re-enactment he did the next day. >> i tried to sit up. that's when he grabbed me by the head and tried to slam my head down. >> reporter: zimmerman told police that he was just trying to defend himself. >> you know the name of the person that died? >> tavon. >> trayvon. >> trayvon martin. >> trayvon benjamin martin. born in 1995. he was 17 years old. a kid with a future, a kid with folks that care. >> reporter: chris serino, the lead investigator in the case took the stand. on cross-examination his testimony seemed to help george zimmerman. >> so to take pathologic liar off the table as a possibility just for the purpose of the next question -- do you think he is telling the truth? >> yes. >> reporter: the lead investigator says his statement was consistent either he is a pathologic liar or telling the truth? >> i think you need to take a
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step back and look at the direct examination. it was also, very, very good and very, very strong. and george zimmerman's own word were challenged by the investigators. >> i felt something was off. about him. >> reporter: after hearing so much from george zimmerman will the defense have to call him to the stand? his attorney mark o'mara suggested to us that was unlikely. >> you'll need to see something new. as of right now you are not putting him on the stand. >> hate to say i made that decision. i like the way the evidence is going so far. >> very interesting. a lot of experts are saying thing e gor t nseng e gor t i always find it amazing when pyou t oaccused you don't say "i didn't do in many cases it's the right move according to attorneys. >> in this case particularly so, his defense believes, not op evo what they're saying moving in their favor according to the defense attorneys, but also you hear him explain what happened that night in the au recording. not one audio recording. it's two. they're on different days. so they're consistent. so far they have been consistent.
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so i think his defense attorneys are saying, we are going to put him on the stand. have him tell the same story as opposed to you listening to the story unabated by anybody else. if i put him on the stand here prosecutors will destroy the story or try to. >> a risky move. ahead on points. you don't want to take the move. see what happens. still coming banning the f word. >> not the one you are thinking. how one mom is hoping her crackdown can lead to her daughters having a healthy life. ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. did you know kids who play outdoors
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have healthier lungs? totally. did you know that boys that play with dolls make better husbands? my son has lots of dolls. but did you know terry cloth diapers breathe better? i did. oh, yeah, yeah. did you guys know statistically friendly kids have more friends? yeah. that's obvious. did you know most people think they're using the right car seat for their kid, but they're not? announcer: parents who really know it all know for sure that their child is in the right seat. visit safercar.gov/therightseat to make sure your child is protected. dealing with self-esteem issues so many young women have to deal with this. >> that's right. one of the issues is a girl's body, of course. now a mother is getting a whole lot of attention because of what she has written about this issue. abc's juju chang has details. >> you gained 9 pounds. have you been cheating? huh? >> reporter: a figment of any parents' vivid imagination send ing your kid off to camp and getting a counselor like ben stiller in "heavyweight"
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hollywood's version of a weight loss camp. but when a regular summer camp counselor used the f word, fat, on stephanie wilder taylor's then 5-year-old child she was unnerved by her daughter's reaction. >> mommy, i can't drink soda, drinking soda gives you a fat tummy. and i was horrified. they're too young to be thinking about dieting or whether they're fat or thin. >> reporter: stephanie made a rule to not allow the f word to be used by any one in her house. and she wrote a blog, sounding the alarm for adults. children listen to what grownups say very carefully. >> let's not talk self hating our body in front of my kids. i have three young girls here and they're impressionable. >> reporter: instead, stephanie likes to boogie with her girls to show women of all shapes and sizes should strut their stuff proudly. >> i do bootie shakes in my kids' face, i let them know, my butt may be a little big but it is awesome. >> reporter: her 500 word blog
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sparked some outrage but a lot of praise as well from moms trying to keep their daughters and sons free of the weight anxiety. some teens agreed. >> i think like it makes people, would make some one insecure. >> reporter: yet these girls own moms felt differently that every adult who influences kids has a duty to counteract all that pressure to be thin. >> we as parents give responsibility to others to help them interpret messages. >> reporter: but a lot of parents feel it is not so much what you say it's how you say it. >> i think it makes you fat and stuff should be left off the table. >> it is kind of offensive to the kids. >> reporter: why? >> they should tell them lower on the soda. not don't drink soda ever again. >> reporter: i am juju chang in new york. >> all right. all right, what do you think? >> i get it. as a parent i am preparing myself to the fact that my kids are going to be exposed all things. to ban everyone around my kid from ever talking about everything is unrealistic. >> going to have the little fellow drink soda. >> don't think so.
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♪ she's up all night for good fun i'm up all night to get lucky ♪ >> finally this half-hour, catching up with a gorilla named gladys, we had to make this one our "favorite story of the day." >> as we reported here a while back -- gladys was being raised by humans. not anymore. abc's steve osunsami has our progress report. >> reporter: hard for us to understand how a mother could abandon an adorable creature, that's what happened to gladys, the baby gorilla born in a january in a brownsville, texas zoo. she was rushed to a zoo in cincinnati where she got a shot at life with a new family, a human family. >> i use a gorilla accent when i
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talk to gladys. i'm -- gladys. >> reporter: in cincinnati, zookeepers taught her to crawl, walk on her own, act and think like a gorilla, they had to do it in a furry disguise. >> i groom her like a gorilla. i am not kidding you -- i am yanking the hair. putting my finger nails in her head. the mothers do it. when she goes in with the mom she will do it to her. we don't want that to be the first time she ever experiences that. >> reporter: abc's matt gutman got up close and personal. so in june, they were holding their breath when they finished their plan and finally introduced her to m'linzi, her 30-year-old new mother. they hoped for signs of affection do they touch faces and hold hands. all that and more. here is the mother holding her to her chest and patting her back. they are confident she will be gladys' mother for good. gladys has a family tree, her biological parents. ten human moms and dads in cincinnati and her new gorilla mother m'linzi, a new father.
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big silver back, jomo, the zoo expects will welcome his new daughter with open arms. steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta. >> that is so cute. >> she just gets cuter and cuter. i will take, gladys if jomo the silverback doesn't want her. >> not a good idea. she'll grow up to be just like the big guys. you don't want that in your little apartment. >> something that cute can get that big. >> so promising, that moment. i can't imagine. her ten human parents were holding their breath, hoping. >> to see mama do that very gentle with the fingers, right? isn't that amazing? >> the mom and dad are so big. there has to be some kind of danger factor throwing that little teeny girl in there with them. if they react, in an adverse way. >> haven't had the test with daddy yet. passed the test with mommy. that's a good thing, right? >> a good test to pass. >> announcer: more americans choose abc news to see the whole >> announcer: more americans choose abc news to see the whole picture.
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he did it all for his job and it didn't compare. >> they gave their lives to protect their community. on "world news now," 19 brave men remembered as heroes. >> a frustrating problem for those who don't get enough sleep. gaining weight and not knowing why. now a study discovering the connection. and later -- when it finally happened, i chose to search myself for new avenues of joy. journey of strength. >> the former pro football player, diagnosis of a fatal disease gave him a new determination to live. it is tuesday, july 2nd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. good morning, everybody. the 19 firefighters who died
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trying to protect others were remembered in a tearful service last night. >> that out-of-control fire continues to rage on in central arizona. abc's brandi hitt reports. from prescott, where the hotshot crew was based. >> these were the best. >> reporter: the first of many planned memorial services was held monday night in prescott, arizona for 19 brave firefighters who died battling the wildfire in the yarnell hills. earlier a solemn funeral procession brought their bodies to the morgue. >> robert caldwell, 23. >> 21-year-old kevin woyjeck. among the youngest, and 26-year-old sean misner, his wife is pregnant, and andrew ash craft has four little kids. >> he gave all for his job and it doesn't compare what he gave to his family. >> reporter: only one of the firefighters in the group survived. the elite firefighters were
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members of the granite mountain hot shots. they're called hot shots because they're trained to go to the hottest part of the fire. that's what they did sunday afternoon when flames 20 feet high driven by gale-force wind encircled them in an area as dry as a tinderbox. >> it is explosive. and it is a killer. dangerous. >> as the wall of fire came toward them, the squad deployed their shelters as a last-ditch effort. but the little tents can only protect against flames up to 500 degrees. the inferno was more powerful. reinforcements arrived monday to try to bring the lightning struck wildfire under control and it has burned dozens of homes as it continues to spread. brandi hitt, abc news, prescott, arizona. >> so sad. these guys were young, strong, they were like in perfect shape. these guys were the best of the best that if need to be that way. you have to run, run from the flames some time. they just couldn't beat them.
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>> a lot of people say why would they be sent into the middle of the fire what would be the purpose of sending people into a fire knowing this fire is so huge. they were there essentially cutting line to make sure whatever fire was headed back out was continuing to spread will be stopped. so that, less people would be in danger, less homes would be in danger. this fire continues, firefighters out there right at this moment still in danger, putting their lives on the line because this fire, it is raging on. it's now at 8400 acres. you heard brandi say it started by lightning. on friday. we were talking about will 00 acres at the beginning. through the weekend it spread to 2,000 acres and overnight essentially it is now ballooned to 8,400 acres. it was in the 90s today out there. it was hot. oppressive. it was dry. they're waiting for rain and thunderstorms. they don't know if they're ever going to get it. >> these 19 firefighters who were lost make up 20% of the fire department. >> oh, oh, my gosh.
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talk about a loss. it really its, 200 structures have been lost already. still 0% contained. they have a lot of work ahead of them still. >> we'll certainly stay on it. >> all right, critical day for the prosecution in the george zimmerman trial. for the first time, jurors heard zimmerman in his own words describe in detail the night he killed trayvon martin. here's abc's tahman bradley. >> john: george zimmerman didn't take the stand. jurors heard from him several times. on this tape, zimmerman described the moment he shot and killed trayvon martin. >> i just grabbed my firearm and shot him. >> reporter: the jury heard a recording of sanford police questioning zimmerman hours after the shooting. zimmerman says he spotted martin walking through his neighborhood and decided to follow him. the detective who conducted the interview, doris singleton said zimmerman referred to trayvon martin as the suspect. >> the word suspect is his word. >> i didn't tell him any words to use. >> reporter: but the defense seemed to make gains when cross-examining each of the prosecution's witnesses. zimmerman claimed shortly after
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he pulled the trigger martin told him you are going to die tonight. lead detective in the case, chris serino was asked if it seemed zimmerman was out to get trayvon martin. >> did he evidence any anger or disdain toward mr. martin? >> no, sir. >> reporter: also at issue -- >> so you think he's yelling help? >> reporter: the screams heard on the 911 call. a crucial piece of evidence, it could determine who the aggressor was. martin's parents recognize their son screaming. zimmerman's father says it was his son. an fbi audio expert testified there is not enough clear awed yep to determine who was screaming. jurors will have to decide if it was martin or zimmerman's voice screaming on the 911 call. tahman bradley, abc news, new york. >> edward snowden is breaking his silence and attacking president obama. the man who revealed top secret surveillance programs is in limbo in a transit area at a moscow airport. he slammed the president for
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using citizenship as a weapon saying the u.s. took his passport, leaving him a stateless person. the website wikileaks says snowden applied for asylum in 19 different countries. >> a revolution could be brewing in egypt. the country's military issued an ultimatum to hard line islamist president, mohamed morsi. giving him 48 hours. to meet the demand of protesters demanding his ouster. or the generals will intervene and countermand him. now there are new worries the military could just take over completely. just like it did in the 2011 ouster of hosni mubarak. >> two top vatican bank officials resigned in the latest shakeup of the scandal plagued bank. the resignation coming just days after the arrest of a senior cleric caught with $26 million in cash. he's accused of trying to smuggle it into switzerland from italy. the vatican bank is under intense scrutiny by pope francis. amid allegations it's being used as an offshore tax haven.
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church problems compounding in milwaukee. with global repercussions. the milwaukee archdiocese releasing documents in which 500 people have filed sex abuse claims and new york cardinal timothy dolan is under fire for his time in milwaukee, including his apparent attempts to hide $57 million from litigation. >> today's document, the letter he wrote to the vatican proves he set up the cemetery trust, so-called cemetery trust to shield those assets from victim survivors. and in doing so committed fraud. and he should be under federal investigation. >> according to the files, the milwaukee archdiocese knew about it and did not remove two dozen accused priests. >> a new york judge dismissed lawsuits of three men who said they were sexually abused as teens by former sesame street
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puppeteer kevin clash, the voice of elmo for for 28 years. the judge said they waited too long to sue. they plan to appeal and another suit is pending. clash resigned last year as allegations surfaced. his attorney says he is looking forward to the day when he tells his own story. >> chicago police reporting a drop in the number of homicide. the lowest in nearly half a century in the first six months of 2013, 484 murders in the city. 29% fewer than last year. shootings were down 25% after a bloody 2012. with 500 homicides. officials attribute the decline in violence to a number of factors including better gang intelligence. >> a strike expected to shut down commuter train service in the san francisco bay area for a second day. hundreds of thousands of riders were forced to take buses or find ways to get to work after talks broke down between the commuter rail known as b.a.r.t. and two of its largest unions. they're still at a stand still, over the pay hike, health care, payments and pensions to their employees. no new talks are scheduled.
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>> the pilot who set his helicopter down in the hudson river, is no hero. that's what he says. 23-year-old michael campbell says he was doing his job, but his actions saved the lives of four on board after the chopper lost power after 12 minutes. in the air. campbell credits his training. >> we train for these types of emergencies. you never know what will happen until you are in the moment. after everything that happened, i realized this was the real deal. this wasn't an exercise. i needed to make it all the way down to the ground and just do what i was taught to do. >> campbell will be back in the air as soon as he is cleared to fly again. >> another near disaster in the air, this one didn't end so well. luckily no one was hurt. >> an unmanned russian rocket. it crashed seconds after its launch this morning. you can see the unbelievable video. the rocket breaks up and explodes into a fireball. >> fear that the poisonous rocket fuel may have been released. the rocket was carrying three satellites for russia's global navigation no word on what caused the
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rocket to crash. that is striking. >> ooh that is a scary video, no matter what caused that. >> coming up, inspiring journey of a gifted athlete faced with a debilitating diagnosis and how he is achieving more than he thought possible. >> if you are up with us at this hour, then you can probably relate. lack of sleep can cause you to gain weight. now researchers know why. you're watching "world news now". ♪ i wonder should i get up and fix myself a drink ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather -- brought to you by consumer cellular. r. the arteries of your dishwasher are constantly clogging up
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♪ i'm so tired i'm feeling so upset ♪ although i'm so tired ♪ i'll have another cigarette ♪ we have to ban the song from the show. >> i know. if i give into it, i'm going to go out. >> started yawning. >> all right. >> i'm awake. >> beatles, good about being tired. they mean every word of it. >> for whatever reason you are awake with us, we have unfortunate news for you. a new study says. you sleep less you probably weigh more. here are the details.
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more americans report getting less sleep. now a study in the journal "sleep" may have found a connection. researchers put 225 people in a laboratory setting. some of them were allowed to sleep ten hours a day. while the others were allowed only four hours sleep. after 18 days, the sleep-deprived group gained about 2 pounds more than the group that slept well. the weight gain came because the the sleep-deprived ate 500 extra calories a day during the extra time they stayed awake at night. in other word, insomniacs have more time for snacking. and those midnight snacks were the worst. they apparently had more fat than those eaten at other hours and put on more weight. >> brings us to our facebook question of the day, everybody. >> we want to know what strategies do you have for avoiding weight gain sleeping abnormal hours.
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>> go to our facebook page on wnnfans.com. to weigh in. that's amazing. you're awake more than most people. there is more opportunities to eat. >> eating comfort food. >> you feel so crappy that you want to feel good. you start eating. >> the ice cream. the fried chicken. comfort food. >> fried chicken sounds good about now. >> it does. >> a remarkable story of living life to the fullest. >> he went from nfl hero to a wheelchair in a few short years. wait till you hear where else he has gone. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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in 1977, an 8-year-old boy picked up the game of golf from his father. the odds of that same boy then making it to the u.s. and european pro golf tours? 1 in 7 million. the odds of the "big easy" winning the u.s. open once twice? 1 in 1.2 billion. the odds of him having a child diagnosed with autism? 1 in 88. ernie els encourages you to learn the signs of autism. elcome b >> welcome back.
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we want you to meet a fighter, steve gleason. he made one of the most memorable plays in the history of the new orleans saints. >> then diagnosed with a disease that absolutely changed his life. as abc's josh elliott shows us gleason isn't allowing that from stopping him from finding new challenges. >> reporter: september 2006, a year after hurricane katrina laid waste to the city of new orleans. the saints are back in the super dome. for the first time. in their opening series, the atlanta falcons are forced to punt. steve gleason 37 rushing from the middle. >> as soon as i came around the corner and saw the punter there was certainly some adrenaline, like man this could happen. if it does this is going to be chaos. >> recovered by the saints for a touchdown. >> just the emotion coming from the crowd, it was infinite joy. >> reporter: new orleans immortalized the turning point with this statue outside the stadium.
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they named it rebirth. but today it has new meaning. profound and bittersweet. because the man whose simple act became the city's symbol of resilience is now in a fight of his own. from 2011 gleason was diagnosed with als, lou gehrig's disease. when we first meet him in february he has lost most of his physical abilities able to communicate only through a computer equipped with laser sighting technology. >> what did the diagnosis change for you, recalibrate your life? >> in 2011, i was losing the ability to run. i wasn't sure what i would do if i could no longer run. when it finally happened, i chose to search myself for new avenues of joy. >> reporter: the grandest of all those new avenues of joy, a baby boy named river arrived soon after his father's diagnosis. >> it's a weird thing, huh. >> reporter: since then steve has focused on creating.
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a video journal for rivers so that one day his son will know his father. when he was initially diagnosed, they said prepare to die. when steve was told that he said i am going to prepare to live. >> reporter: and living life is exactly what he is doing. >> go, go! >> one year post diagnosis to celebrate he goes and jumps out of an airplane. >> reporter: then he had a proposition for his good, if disbelieving friends. >> he says i am going to go to machu picchu? >> i said as in peru? >> yeah he said i want to go to the top. >> i said 9,000 feet? >> yeah. i don't know how we will do it. but it's booked. we're doing it. machu pea machu -- mp mule is ready. >> the idea was steve's. much of the work would rest on his shoulder. literally. >> we're on our way. so far so good. >> reporter: 11 grueling hours.
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2,500 feet, straight up. >> my feeling on top of machu picchu, it was initially relief. like thank god everyone is safe. and then i think the sense of accomplishment set in. these adventures as part of my new style of running. and also, you watch those videos and you have seen me walking in the park with rivers. this is all my new way to run. we all face challenges every day. but we make choices to face our challenges or walk away from them. figuratively. >> josh elliott, abc news, new york. >> none of us better whine today, right? that is just amazing. what a spirit. >> his wife michelle you see by his side is literally and figuratively by his side. throughout this entire process. >> and his crew. what an amazing man. >> inspiring.
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d-tic maintenance. welcome to "the mix," everybody. you know all of us parents think we have the smartest kid in town. the smartest kid in the world. turns out a little boy in canada who might be the smartest little boy around. he is the youngest boy to be accepted into mensa, a membership for very in tell -- intelligent, genius people. there's a category for kids. this is adam kirby. he is 5 years old now. when he was just 2 years old. he was like tested. and he scored 141 points. that's more than many residents of the united states. so the way that his parents kind of decided we may have like a really intelligent kid on our hands is when he was 23 months old, he apparently self-taught himself, self-potty trained himself after reading about the subject. >> that's awesome. >> at 23 months.
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so his parents said, we probably need to get him tested. he took the iq test when he was 2 years old. at 2 years and 5 months, he entered mensa as most intelligent, youngest boy in the club. there you have it. >> clearly not as intelligent as devon, your boy. >> close second. close second. most intelligent in the whole world. listen to this. fashion models, we know you have to be skinny and all this stuff. this is a twist on that. a fashion model was cut from the show because her chest was too big. models walking the run way for christian dior. it was a show in paris. jordan dunn was cut from the lineup because of her body. she didn't seem too upset about it. the 22-year-old is very busy and works at a ton of things. she said in her tweet, getting cut for the chest size it is minor. just accept it as reality of the biz. but for a model those are too big. >> i would take it as a compliment. >> yeah, right.
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first of all, she's stunning. how dare you not accept her in your runway. >> you wouldn't consider that crazy big. >> just about right. if you ask me. their loss. >> i got no complaints with that. >> there you go. great story, a man working at a diner who befriended a patron. they were talking about the fact that his daughter has cancer. patron goes away. apparently a lotto winners. comes back, writes him a check for $10,000. and says this should help you. he came, his tip, $10,000 tip. take the food out of that. and use the rest for you and your family. and, and your daughter. >> love that story. >> i do. really great story. you know, the gentleman who received the money said it kind of, it gives you hope that there are really good people in the world still. >> there are really good people. real quick running out of time. little boy loses his doll that symbolizes his dad in afghanistan. in target. in new jersey. woman find it. posts it on facebook.
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this morning on "world news now" -- pride and grief. a community mourns the loss of 19 heroes lost in a battle with the wildfire. a look at who these brave men were and what went so wrong. >> unrest in egypt, new this morning, several high-ranking officials stepping down as thousands rally for change. we'll have a live report. >> a million dollar heist on the world's most romantic waterway. the dramatic high-profile boat-jacking worthy of a scene from a movie. >> when is a kiss not just a kiss when it is between two of hollywood's biggest stars on late-night tv. it is tuesday, july 2nd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. good tuesday morning. hundreds of people gathered last night in prescott to mourn those who lost their lives fighting that out-of-control wildfire in
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central arizona. the bodies of the 19 men are at medical examiner's office in phoenix where autopsies will be performed. >> last night they were recalled as loving sons, husbands, and fathers who were well aware of the sacrifices that their job demanded. >> the bible says this, in fact, jesus christ said it himself -- "he said, greater love hath no man than this, than a man who would give his life for his friends." >> the hot shots were remembered at a ceremony last night in phoenix. the names of all 19 victims were read aloud followed by the ringing of a bell. we are learning much more about the brave men who gave their lives, among them, andrew ashcraft, the 29-year-old was a devoted husband and father. his widow faces raising their four young children on her own. chris mackenzie, loves to snowboard, he followed his father into firefighting. >> and there is -- jesse steed,
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a former marine, the 36-year-old spent the last two years as the captain of the granite city hot shots. john percin, the strongest and bravest young man i have ever met in my life, said his aunt. and 21-year-old, kevin woyjeck, fire fighting was in his blood. his dad a nearly 30 year veteran of the l.a. county fire department. >> sean misner leaves behind his wife who is 7 months pregnant. a memorial fund has been set up on facebook to benefit the baby. heroes every single one of them. >> more on what the final moments may have been like for the firefighters as intense flames closed in on them. abc's ginger zee takes a look at the last line of defense, paper thin tents able to withstand 500-degree heat. >> reporter: as the flames climbed up to 20 feet, the 19 hot shots deployed their last chance, the emergency fire shelters. the men who died trained extensively with what firefighters called the shake and bake tent. you shake them to open. then bake in them until the fire passes. the team would have had as little as 30 seconds to wrap themselves inside.
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the group forms a tight circle and keeps their heads away from the fire. >> no matter what they hear, no matter what they see, or feel, they have to make an absolute commitment staying with the shelter if they want to go home. >> the tents can protect against flames up to 500 degrees creating a pocket of breathable air. still the temperature inside can soar to 200. fire fighter dave latour survived a different wildfire. his tent protecting him from the inferno. >> it was like somebody closing a door on the oven, standing in front of the oven, shutting the door on the oven. >> reporter: the tents were no match for what has been called a perfect storm for fire. barb lives here and saw the wind shift and escaping just in time. >> the wind changed and the fire went woosh, and turned around and the house behind me was in flames. and there were embers on my roof. >> reporter: a nearby dry thunderstorm helped fuel the blaze.
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air rises up inside the thunderstorm, sometimes with added moisture from brush that is burning, but what goes up must come down. powerful down drafts, columns of fast-moving air dropped to the ground and can quickly change the direction of the wind and the fire. >> the erratic nature of the fire behavior yesterday, it is dangerous. really dangerous. >> reporter: pair that with a severe drought and 100-degree temperatures and you have got all of the ingredients for a perfect storm. this is e type of fire shelter the hot shots were using. i want to show you that. also show you what it is made of. so we cut a hole in it, inside, fiberglass insulation, sandwiched by aluminum foil laminated on cloth. it was their last best hope. ginger zee, abc news, congress, arizona. overseas now, a last chance ultimatum has been issued to egypt's embattled hard line islamist president. >> the country's military is giving president mohamed morsi 48 hours to meet the demand of millions of egyptians taking to the streets call for his ouster or they will step in.
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abc's alex marquardt has the latest from cairo. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning. that's right. what the army basically said is "enough is enough." president morsi you and the opposition have two days to figure this all out. if the people demands aren't met within 48 hours and, more like 36 hours they're going to step in with what they're calling their own road map. we don't know what that means exactly. it is very vague language. we do know they will intervene in some way if the president and his political opposition can't figure something out. now sunday, were the biggest protests that egypt has ever seen. bigger even than the demonstrations that we saw to oust president hosni mubarak 2 1/2 years ago. so the army stood up and took notice of the protests. the truth is this country has been so divided since morsi was elected. and on top of that -- the economy is going down the drain, no tourism, a fuel shortage. this country is slowly imploding. so the protesters out there in
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tahrir square and across egypt are hoping the army will now come in and pave the way for early elections. it is far too early to say whether that is actually what is going to happen, what is going to happen in 36 hours and beyond that is a total mystery at this point. >> alex, the world watching this pretty closely just like they were in 2011. what is the u.s.'s role in all of this if any? >> reporter: the u.s. is in a tough spot right now. it has been accused by both side of siding with the other side. muslim brotherhood says it is siding with opposition. protesters in tahrir square, protesters in tahrir square saying the u.s. is back ing president morsi. the u.s. is firmly saying that it is not taking sides. president barack obama actually spoke with president morsi yesterday, according to the white house. to convey his concerns. the white house says that president obama encouraged morsi to take steps to show that he is hearing the people on the streets. president obama also said that he is disturbed by the violence he has seen which as we know has
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left more than 20 people dead at this point. now egypt is one of america's closest allies. very important in this region. of course the u.s. is watching very closely. >> abc's alex marquardt in cairo. thank you. >> close call in the sky. a planeload of people screaming for their lives. a spirit airlines flight took a sudden nose-dive after a skydiving plane got too close. the spirit jet going from detroit to dallas sunday when the pilot received an automated warning about a smaller plane. flight attendants bumped their head. bags spilled from the overhead bins as the plane dipped 1,600 feet. no passengers injured. mother and grandmother of a 5-year-old boy south of pittsburgh in hot water over the boy's joy ride which came to a crashing halt. he didn't get very far before crash ing his grandmother's car there on the front porch. the boy suffered burns and scrapes. his mother and grandmother are charged with child endangerment. the mother is blaming the ex-husband for teaching him to drive. >> italian police searching for three armed bandits who pulled a
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brazen daylight heist stealing nearly $2 million in cash. it happened on a currier boat in this lagoon in venice. bandits reportedly struck after an armored truck delivered three cases of cash headed to banks and post offices. the thieves took the two cases holding the bank notes and left the third one loaded with coins. if you are planning a summer vacation with the family. "parents magazine" has a list of the best cities to visit for it a kid friendly good time. san diego came in one with its legendary zoo and array of museums of course. portland oregon, second place. followed by washington, d.c., orlando and chicago. the magazine used several factors, including, hotel prices, public transportation and the crime rate. >> i am going to confess right here, i have never been to san diego or portland. i have always want to go. >> are you headed to that part? going to san francisco this summer. >> never been to san diego? >> i haven't either. i'm dying to go to that zoo. everybody goes to the zoo. they love it. >> the weather. the golf. someday. stay classy, san diego. we're going there.
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all right, here is a look at your tuesday forecast. thunderstorms along the east coast. heavy rain, chance of flooding from pennsylvania all the way to new england. also wet from mow missouri to ohio. thunderstorms in the southeast part of colorado eastern part of new mexico. another hot one in the west. >> triple digit highs in phoenix, sacramento, boise. 80s, twin cities to dallas. from new york to new orleans. 70s for chicago and detroit. >> if you were with us at this time yesterday morning you saw the measures they were taking at the las vegas zoo to keep the animals cool in this extreme heat wave. >> wild animals are doing whatever they can to stay as cool as they can. take this for example, a bear in northern california. it was oh, so hot over the weekend it sought relief -- ha-ha-ha -- in what was supposed to be used as a cow's drink. >> cow's trough right there. >> yeah. >> check him out. i don't know if the cows want to drink out of it now. thanks, buddy. >> i don't think so either. >> looked like he enjoyed it. he climbed back out, gave himself a shake, walked off into the woods. >> if i was a cow you, can have that, mr. bear. >> yeah, a smart bear.
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>> coming up -- it is swimsuit season. ladies, we all know that finding one that is flattering can be a challenge. we have some tips for you. >> but first, a strange exercise in summer camp. the children who were forced to act like slaves. you are watching "world news now." ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by no no hair removal.
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welcome back, everyone. a truly unbelievable story here. it stems from something that happened at a camp in georgia a month ago. >> a group of kids found themselves in the middle of a rather bizarre experience. as ashley swan of atlanta station explains it still has some parents up in arms. >> and we were just really confused and scared. >> reporter: naima mccarty says she and fellow campers had no warning or explanation when a simulation of the underground railroad began during their stay at the blue ridge outdoor education center in early june. >> he started yelling. he had a whip in his hand. he was dressed in overalls. we were just like "what is going on?" >> reporter: for 45 minutes, naima says the group of african-american female students from atlanta were told to act like slaves as they were led through the camp, to freedom by their all white instructors playing opposite roles. >> we would have to get down and kneel and not look up. >> reporter: it wasn't until the girls returned home that the parents found out about the
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exercise. >> that's when the blood vessel kind of broke. i was like what does that have to do with outdoor ecology? >> the point there is we want the students confused and frightened like i would imagine just as a slave would have been. >> reporter: the center's director, admits parents should have been informed beforehand but defends the exercise which he says is one of their most popular with the thousands of georgia school children of all races who visit each year. >> to give the students an opportunity to experience this firsthand is a pretty lasting lesson. >> reporter: a lesson naima and her father say should be left to the history books. >> nobody deserves to feel that way. it is a part of history. doesn't mean we have to experience it. >> ashley swan, channel 2, action news. >> yeah, i am with the parents. >> i don't think i like this -- if they're not in on the lesson it is scary. you know what you could do, you could have a couple actors there, let the group observe how they treat the actors part of the performance.
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>> or tell the parents beforehand. this is something part of the curriculum. >> this is what is going to happen. might be a little disturbing. >> especially because it might be disturbing. >> something you want to let the parents know that is going to happen. the girls are old enough to understand what is headed their way. you could have had a conversation with them as well. she is a teenager, looked like a teenager. all her peers are teenagers. not like they're second graders. they're not getting it. they they this is all a performance. these are old enough girls to know what was going on to be legitimately afraid about it. >> i can see why the parents are angry. >> the director is working on an apology and going to re-evaluate it. good for him. ahead in "the skinny," we want to share sad news about an actor, pierce brosnan. we have more on that. >> two of the most kissable men in hollywood kiss. you're watching "world news now." it's coming up. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. i have played sos
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ skinny so skinny >> "the skinny" time. did you see jimmy kimmel last night? >> missed it. getting ready for the show. always miss it. >> jimmy kimmel sees the lady lined up. they're obviously there. they're excited. he says johnny depp must be on the show. sure enough, johnny depp is on the show. he knew he was coming on. they have a bromance, moment, you are a handsome, beautiful man. whatever he said. and it took on a life of its own. check it out. >> you have this very handsome, let's be honest, beautiful face. [ cheers and applause ]
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>> wow. >> i lost my train of thought. >> that is awesome. jimmy kimmel, handled that really well. almost like a, demure girl at the bar not knowing if she is going to kiss him or not. >> he didn't know what to do. >> charming moment. call it what you will. made me laugh. >> i love johnny depp's reaction. okay -- that's it. one kiss. he goes back for another one. >> another one. >> johnny depp there to promote "lone ranger." that was awesome. >> so great. >> one thing that was not great, according to her fans anyway, mariah carey at the b.e.t. awards. sunday night, los angeles. she hit the stage and she was stunning. she was a vision. lost a bunch of weight.
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she looks great. as always, mariah carey sound great. the problem is, there were a a lot of people on twitter, a lot of noise on twitter saying she may have been lip-syncing. it was just a little too good to be true. so, here we go. some people saying -- i don't even understand why mariah carey came to the b.e.t. award. she lip-synced the entire time. this is not the first time she has done this. apparently she did this earlier in the year. i want you to hear what happened at b.e.t. take a listen. ♪ beautiful ♪ ♪ >> yeah. >> that looked lip-synced.
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>> i like how she includes the finger thing. >> when you sing that incredibly and do those crazy range she has. you can't just walk out and do that without, i could see why she would want to lip-sync. >> she's not milli vanilli. right? >> that is an athletic performance when you sing like that. >> she doesn't have the wizard of oz. singing in the back for her. that's her voice. it just so happens that she prerecorded it so the people who are now complaining can have a really great experience as opposed to hearing her not hit the pitches the way she was supposed to hit it. so anyway, back in may got hit on twitter for the same deal. people taking to twitter upset that she lip-synced. i don't see the problem. i say -- if you can get a better experience. go for it! >> i don't want to see lip-sync if i paid for the ticket. but on a show i almost expect it. >> we lip-synch through this entire thing. >> there you go. kind of sad. not kind of sad, plain old sad. >> pierce brosnan's daughter charlotte dying of ovarian cancer just like her mom.
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trust the brand more dentists and hygienists use. oral-b. all right. finally this half-hour -- summer vacation time. it's here again. plenty of us will head to the beach, lake or do swimming. >> that's right. >> attention ladies if you are looking for a new swimsuit that helps slim you down a bit or maybe a lot. we have got some tips for you. abc's tai hernandez does the honors. ♪ >> reporter: it's beach time. before you hit the sand, you may need to hit the rack. this, like? which suit will give the perfect fit? style editor for "lucky" magazine took me to bloomingdale's in new york city armed with four secret style tips to help you look slimmer in
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an instant. >> there are tricks of fabric and tricks of design for instantly make you look about 5 to 10 pounds thinner. >> first up, color blocking to create an optical illusion. >> you want to create the hourglass figure see it is done with the black down the middle and white panelling on the sides. the other thing that is exciting abut the suit is the belt. adding a belt to cinch the waist. it instantly shaves the pound off. >> reporter: another trick, ruching, punched of fabric in the middle of the suit. >> she wanted an illusion of a bigger bust. the way to create that is doing lighter on top and fading to something darker on the bottom. if you are a woman that wants the reverse, flip the color wheel upside down. >> reporter: finally, a halter think marilyn monroe and iconic white dress, great for women who are a little bustier. >> by giving her a suit that has
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a halter and deep, deep plunge. letting the bust breathe. showing some skin. >> i like that, ah. >> reporter: is there a two-piece that can be slimming to? >> what you are trying to do is create the illusion of longer legs. >> reporter: suits to help you hit the beach with confidence and style. tai hernandez, abc news, new york. >> do you believe any of the tips? >> you know what -- unfortunately in the piece i want to see them from far away to see if it works these optical illusions. whatever it takes to make you look great. you know what if you have a couple extra pounds like everybody does and don't want to take the tips, want to wear what you find on th raccaus you love the way it looks. buy it, who cares. everybody on the beach will look w >> you know what, own it. >> you know f1 otip ve.t.
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