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have a great friday, everyone. making news in america this morning, the pope's visit speaking english to american lawmakers. >> in the land of the free and the home of the brave. >> an emotional john boehner. the pope's arrival in new york city and prayers at st. patrick's cathedral and the crowds there on fifth avenue. we're live with today's agenda. breaking overnight, a tornado touching down tearing homes and trees apart. the new pictures just coming in. where it's all heading right now. deadly crash. windows shattered, twisted metal. a bus packed with passengers colliding with a duck boat. new details from witnesses overnight. and papal prank. a fake francis causing quite a stir on the streets of new york.
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and we do say good friday morning to you, everyone. it is the only full day of the pope's stay here in new york city, and it is getting under way. >> his visit already off to quite a start. francis taking part last night in an evening prayer service at st. patrick's cathedral. during his remarks he delivered a strong message of support for american nuns, calling them women of strength. >> well, before that service started, the pope stopped to greet and bless a young girl in a wheelchair. the 17-year-old later called the moment amazing. >> when the service was over, the pope headed out back into that now famous fiat. he spent the night at the residence of the vatican's u.n. ambassador. >> okay, let's take a live look at new york's world trade center. pope francis will be there today as is abc's lana zak, so we say good morning, lana. >> reporter: good morning, kendis. good morning, reena. you know, already the streets
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are closed down. police barricades, a full 37 miles of them, have been erected as new york prepares for the people's pope. from the seat of government to the financial capital of the world, pope francis is in new york. his arrival in the big apple met with exuberance new york style. thousands waited hours on fifth avenue for just a glimpse of the pontiff. >> i love this city, so i'm very proud that he had the opportunity to come here. >> this is amazing. it's amazing. he truly is the people's pope. >> reporter: even the stars were starstruck. "people" magazine instagraming the moment tv's olivia pope saw the pope. >> oh, my god. this is so cool. >> reporter: but amid all the joy and excitement, there's also reflection and purpose. today the pope will address world leaders at the u.n. he's largely expected to bring a message of protection for the impoverished, compassion for refugees and a concern for the environment, a message not only heard but seen as the pope travels in his tiny gas
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efficient fiat. and in new york his agenda like the city itself is frenetic greeting more than 80,000 onlookers at central park, visit with immigrants and schoolchildren in harlem and celebrate mass for 20,000 at madison square garden. but there is one stop in new york that has the potential to touch new yorkers more powerfully than anything else, when he comes here to the 9/11 memorial. the spiritual leader at new york's most sacred site. and, reena and kendis, right here at the 9/11 memorial, later today pope francis will meet with victims' families and participate in a multifaith event with a jewish rabbi and a muslim imam. >> you're right mentioning how emotional it will be at that site. what else does the pope have planned at the 9/11 memorial site? >> reporter: well, among the artifacts that were recovered from 9/11, there's a bible that was permanently fused open to matthew 5:39. that's the passage that tells us to turn the other cheek. >> lana zak live for us near
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ground zero. lana, thank you. well, as thousands of people line fifth avenue to see the pope, donald trump decided to show up to greet the ready-made audience. take a look. waving to the crowd from a balcony near the top of trump tower. >> of course, the first leg of the pope's visit to the u.s. took place in washington, d.c. his speech there yesterday made history. >> yeah, the pontiff became the first pope in history to address congress. it was an emotional event as we saw on the faces of many lawmakers. abc's terry moran reports. >> reporter: the halls of congress had never heard anything like this. >> mr. speaker, the pope of the holy see. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: as pope francis made his way down the aisle, there was no glad-handing or back slapping. speak of the house john boehner banned all that. in his office speaker boehner, a devout catholic and former altar boy fidgeted and paced visibly nervous before welcoming the pope.
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>> your holiness, welcome. >> reporter: all through the speech -- >> mr. vice president, mr. speaker. >> reporter: -- the speaker, this famously emotional man struggled to hold back the tears and couldn't, overwhelmed by a dream come true. [ applause ] pope francis stirring deep emotions again and again. >> i think of the march which martin luther king led from selma to montgomery 50 years ago. >> reporter: sitting a few feet away, congressman john lewis of georgia, he was on that march beaten by police that day and now this powerful moment. >> i am happy that america continues to be, for many, a land of dreams. [ applause ] >> reporter: time and again francis boldly raised controversial issues. >> we, the people of this continent, are not fearful of
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foreigners because most of us were once foreigners. [ applause ] >> reporter: and at the end -- >> god bless america. >> some great moments there in d.c. yesterday. and in that emotional speech, he mentioned his third and final u.s. stop, philadelphia. >> and with the pope due there tomorrow morning, an enormous perimeter has been set up with barriers, eight-foot-high fencing, checkpoints and many metal detectors and in many areas cars are off-limits restricting the movements of thousands of people. >> and we're going to have more from the pope's visit later in this half hour and live team coverage on "good morning america." well, breaking news from charleston, south carolina, where a tornado touched down overnight. damage is extensive. the storm tore the siding off homes, uprooted dozens of trees and knocked out power for thousands of people. a flash flood warning is in effect until at least 8:00 a.m.
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on the radar the system that spawned that tornado heading inland. heavy rains are expected today in the southeast. >> okay, so more breaking news overnight from overseas, specifically north korea, a u.s. college student held for the past five months has appeared on camera. joo won-moon admitted to entering north korea in april but it remains unclear whether he'll be released. the 21-year-old has said he has not been able to contact his family but wanted them to know he's in good health. the president of china is making a landmark commitment today aimed at reducing greenhouse gases. the announcement with president obama is set to take place ahead of tonight's lavish state dinner at the white house. more now from abc's bazi kanani. >> reporter: there were no adoring crowds to greet chinese president xi jinping and his wife arriving thursday just after the pope had left washington, but president obama, who met xi at the white house before the two leaders of the world's biggest economies walked
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over for a private dinner, knows this state visit could have bigger consequences. in seattle earlier this week, xi tried to reassure american companies china would remain a good place for investment. later today xi and president obama are expected to announce a new cap and trade deal to reduce pollution and fund clean energy. but u.s. officials are also expected to bring up some things they don't agree on including china's cyberspying and territorial disputes in the asian pacific, and, of course, no state visit would be complete without an exquisite dinner. on the menu for tonight, colorado lamb and fall vegetables from the white house garden. also today the first ladies of the two countries will visit the pandas at the national zoo, and we are told that some type of announcement will be made there. bazi kanani, abc news, washington. >> has it been 100 days? >> it hasn't been 100 days yet so maybe we'll get some new pandas. who knows? >> breaking with tradition?
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i don't know. >> we will see. >> well, still ahead, new concerns about a popular form of birth control. and a deadly crash, a collision between a bus and tourist duck boat. plus, peanuts, cracker jacks and a newborn baby. the game-stopping moment overnight at a major league
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a live look at new york city right now. it might be the city that never sleeps, but let's hope pope francis got his rest overnight. today's jam-packed schedule takes him all over the island of manhattan including the u.n., central park and the scene right there, the world trade center. well, the pope has prayed for the muslims killed in that deadly stampede in saudi arabia.
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more than 700 people died during the annual pilgrimage to mecca when two waves of pilgrims met at an intersection. the saudi king is promising a speedy investigation into the tragedy. well, top lawmakers on capitol hill are working behind the scenes to avert a government shutdown next week. yesterday the senate failed to pass a bill which would have stripped planned parenthood of its taxpayer funding while keeping the government running through december 11th. federal reserve chief janet yellen says record low interest rates will likely begin increasing by the end of the year. last night in massachusetts yellen predicted inflation will gradually move up to the fed's target rate of 2%. no reaction yet from the u.s. stock markets all opening this morning down a few points. well, the race for the white house, bernie sanders has opened up a wide lead over hillary clinton in new hampshire. a new poll shows sanders with support from 46% of the voters. clinton with 30% and joe biden with 14%. biden still has not announced whether he will run. okay, well, when we come
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gulf coast, otherwise pretty clear all around. if you're planning to fly today, plan on possible storm-related airport delays in miami and atlanta. we move now back to the news and that deadly crash in seattle involving tourists. >> police are looking into reports that a mechanical problem caused the amphibious tour vehicle to lose control. it slammed into a bus carrying international students on the tour of the city. four young people believed to be from china were killed. the passenger described what happened. >> we were coming around the curb, and he was pointing out the harbor and next thing i know, i think maybe the traffic slowed down, and we veered out of control, and then we hit this bus here and just spun it around and people were being thrown out of the duck and things like that. >> the driver who came upon the accident immediately afterwards described the scene of horror. in san antonio, texas, the assistant coach accused of ordering two high school football players to tackle a referee has now resigned. mack breed's attorney says his comments were regrettable but denied
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explicitly telling the teens to hit the ref. he claims he was angry after the referee used a racial slur, an allegation the ref denies. the two players were suspended and may face criminal charges. well, shocking video from houston shows preschoolers fighting at their day-care center. one mother filed a lawsuit against the center saying a teacher actually encouraged the children to fight then recorded them on her cell phone. the now fired teacher denies recording the fight and said she calls herself a whistle-blower saying she leaked the video which was sent to her. the makers of a popular birth control device were grilled about the safety of their product during an fda hearing. the device, it's called essure, is a small coil impl thousands of women have complained that essure caused severe pain, fatigue and upset stomach among other symptoms. devicemaker bayer says it still stands by its product. a hunter from minnesota had a close call when a black bear and he has the video to prove it all. the curious bear wandered up
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this ladder of his tree stand. he was shooting this video while bow hunting for deer when the bear got a little too close for comfort, the calm hunter shooted away, no harm done and cool video as a souvenir. sports starting with announced attendance of the giants/padres game last night. it was 31,137 plus 1. yeah, that one was a baby boy named levi. he was born at petco park during the third inning of the game. a nurse assisted with mom's unexpected delivery. she had little levi taken to a hospital by ambulance. i hope he gets special tickets or box seats. do you get something like that? >> you do. you've got to from this point. >> free peanuts still -- >> they still do those fancy things and cracker jacks. we should mention, by the way, the padres did beat the giants 5-4 in that game and speaking of baseball division titles are starting to be claimed.
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>> and there was thursday night football last night. we get the highlights from espn. i'm neil. he's stan. stan does football. i do whatever else there is. >> all right. giants, 0-2 at home taking on washington. odell beckham jr., his hair was on fire. fierce. throw it to him. eli manning. seven catches, 79 yards, a funky dance and a touchdown. look at that grab. i mean, that's routine for him. >> yeah. >> but pretty good for anybody else. >> that dance is routine for me. >> on the other side, rueben randle, check out this catch. yeah. not a good night for washington. kirk cousins, a pair of interceptions in this game and giants win it. a lot of people thought the mariners would be the team in the american league. royals were there last year. a lot of people thought that was a fluke. a lot of people were wrong. lorenzo cain -- the royals are going to win 10-4. they clinch the title for the first time since 1985
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and bust out the champagne and the boulevard for those who like their bubbly different. if you're a royals fan and you're watching us right now that means you probably have not been to sleep. have a productive friday. >> that's all we got. back to you. >> thank you, guys. and up next in "the pulse," early arrival. the pope prank that fooled new york city. and road trip. the family that traveled six months to see the pope. ...are taking charge of their type 2 diabetes... ...with non-insulin victoza®. for a while, i took a pill to lower my blood sugar. but it didn't get me to my goal. so i asked my doctor about victoza®. he said victoza® works differently than pills. and comes in a pen. victoza® is proven to lower blood sugar and a1c. it's taken once a day, any time. victoza® is not for weight loss, but it may help you lose some weight. victoza® is an injectable prescription medicine that may improve blood sugar in adults... ...with type 2 diabetes when used with diet and exercise.
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officer pope and officer francis reporting for duty. >> very nice. another photo showing a sign of the times. everyone is glued to their smartphones as the pope goes by except for the lady up front enjoying the moment totally technology-free. >> she looks like the least troubled of all of them. >> she does. she looks calm. she's at peace. the others are too urgent right there. >> you're probably right. and take a look at this family finally arrived in philadelphia all the way from the pope's native argentina. they drove 13,000 miles in their 1980 volkswagen bus just to celebrate mass with the pope. >> and they broke down 30 miles outside of philadelphia. >> someone helped them out. >> exactly. they got some help. the pope's fiat 500l is sparking major buzz at car lots. >> dealers are getting huge upticks in phone calls and internet searches which they hope will translate into a surge in sales. the four-door sedan starts at $20,000. more if you want it tricked out
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>> live from the kgo-tv broadcast center this is abc7 news. good morning, at 4:28 on the favorite day of the week. everyone's favorite, friday. >> that is right. >> i like it. i an kristen sze. >> i am eric thomas. >> we will get you to the forecast. meteorologist mike nicco? >> good morning, gang. live doppler hd shows the clouds are not to prevalent as yesterday. you will step outside into cooler weather. you can see how calm and cool and collected the atmosphere is. we are running in the 50s to 60s and a few 40's in the north bay valley. here is a look at our noon temperatures, 60s at the coast and mid-70s at bay and mid-80s inland topping out at 70 at the coast at 4:00, and 82 around the bay and 92 inland and the heat hold another day and it is about to break.
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leyla? good morning, everyone, happy friday, indeed, i am looking at bay bridge toll plazas and we have a double trailer truck that lacks like it was stalled and now it is starting to move. traffic is light. from the east bay to san francisco. at golden gate bridge could you see haze coming through the devil's slide waldo tunnel. the north bay has construction closures for sunday through monday at 5:00 a.m. petaluma boulevard south at highway 101. >> we have develop news in santa cruz investigating an explosion that superintendent a 23-year-old map to the hospital with burns. the blast came from a shed behind a home around 10:30 last night. it was used as a butane hash oil it was used as a butane hash oil laboratory.
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gathering the presidents and prime ministers ever at the u.n. he is a look from new york city where wide areas of manhattan are closed to traffic this morning. thousands of police officers and secret service agent are in full force ahead of the holy father's busy day. the agenda including agreementing 80,000 people in central park before celebrating mass for 20,000 at madison square garden. ama daetz is covering the historic trip. >> a new york welcome for pope francis. thousands lined 5th avenue to catch a glimpse of the humble leader the champion of the poor making his way up the most richie street. >> he is about love and

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