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some of san francisco's rich and famous may have a sinking feeling. some of san francisco's rich and famous may have a sinking feeling. ouch. the highrise and high-end tower is sinking. condos in the luxury skyscraper start at $1.6 million. since it opened, has sunk 16 inches and tilted two. officials are blaming the building of a bus and tower construction. they say it's not so. they said it sunk ten inches before the building even began because the skyscraper's builders cut corners. >> i hope they're insured. it was a dramatic and perilous plunge to the ground
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for a paraglider in florida. >> video shows him spinning out of control forcing him to make the decision to jump for his life. here's abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: damian leroy is no stranger to extreme sports. this shows the line between thrill seeking and death defying. while paragliding last month, disaster struck. he starts to spin out of control. his lines get tangled up and he can't undo them. his only option is to jump more than 150 feet. >> he jumped. he jumped into the man groves. >> it was just a feeling that just said there's super soft bush right there. you should jump. and so i jumped. and right or wrong, it was the best decision i've ever made. >> reporter: he suffered a broken back, femur, pelvis, three broken ribs and a punctured lung and says it's a miracle he's alive.
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>> the reaction of the paramedics and doctors and nurses and prayers and love from around the world was another level. >> reporter: he says love is what saved him. abc news, new york. >> ouch. >> love saved him? something saved him. that -- >> you're speechless. when we come back -- >> when we come back, just like a bad penny, the evil chad has popped up once again, acting as obnoxious as ever. and serena williams takes on another magazine cover and twerking, next. sill wawilliams takes on another magazine cover and twerki "world news now" continues after this.
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♪ ♪ ♪ time now for "the skinny." topping our headlines this morning, he's back, and he's acting even more obnoxious than ever. who are we talking about? >> chad johnson, of course, he lascivious length -- lethario from "the bachelorette." >> last night "bachelor in paradise," season three,
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premiered. hooking up with and discarding each other in an almost dizzying reaction. >> chad managed to get himself kicked off the show. the season premiere after his most drunken shockingly offensive behavior. >> he's kicked off? this is a spoiler for me. i haven't watched yet. the climax is when he announced he would murder everyone here, kill your children and murder your family. maybe he should be kicked off for that. >> justice came after he passed out drunk. there he is, lovely, on the pool deck and woke up to realize he had soiled his trousers. >> that's true. that's what it says, "soiled his trousers." that's awesome. >> there was a crab near his head. >> there was a crab near his head? that's the least of his worries. >> that's our "bachelorette" analyst. next, she says she loves her body and wouldn't change a thing about it. >> we're talking about the world's number-one-ranked women's tennis champ gracing the cover of "self" magazine, just
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in time for the start of the 2016 olympic games in rio where she's set up to team up with her sister for the doubles competition. serena williams took time out during the shoot to share her tutorial on, wait for it, twerking. >> everyone should at some point do the twerk. how to twerk. squeeze. >> hang on. >> hands on your knees. ♪ >> slowly slide. and twerk. >> it's all happening below the desk, keeping it clean. >> i like this move. can you do that one? >> no. no, no, no. can't do that. >> one of our producers who shall remain nameless didn't think serena was a particularly good twerker. >> i heard that. thought we weren't going to say that on air. >> said >> i think she's pretty good. i think she's pretty good. and as far as her body image --
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>> a lot better than us. >> she tells the magazine just not asking people to like her body, but let me be me. fair enough. she is going to influence a girl who does look like her and she wants her to feel good about herself. >> she looks fabulous, and i'm going to be doing the tutorial later in my office. going to get this down. next to an actor who says he's not getting enough love. >> zac efron tells britain's "sunday times" that he's struggling to find a girlfriend and blames it on his celebrity. boo-hoo, zac. >> cry us a river. >> right. the difficulty of carving out a dating life in hollywood. he claims he's too hot to trot. >> he admitted no one swiped him on tinder. >> tinder, tinder. >> that one, tinder. he says they saw his photo and thought it was fake. i guess i would, too. >> that could be an explanation. the 28-year-old is newly single after splitting with his girlfriend after two years of
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dating. he's back in the game. >> stay with us. we'll be right back. game. >> stay with us. we'll be right back.
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school days due to illness. but lysol kills 99.9% of cold and flu viruses. finding a new way to fix us all. doctors are going to extreme lengths to personalize disease diagnosis and treatments. >> it is called precision medicine, and it involves doctors examining not your body but your genetic makeup. robin roberts explains. >> reporter: shortly after kara green turned 15-month-old, her parents noticed alarming changes. >> she started having trouble physically. she started being unsteady with walking. slowly over time, we noticed her arms became weak.
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did you drop it? she got to the point where she was so unsteady and fell so often that she stopped walking. >> reporter: frightened and helpless, the greens sought out the advice of many doctors. nobody had an answer. >> no matter how much we did, no matter how hard we tried to help her, there wasn't anything we could stop her from getting worse. >> reporter: the greens turned to a new cutting edge medical approach called precision medicine. it focuses on an individual's dna to map a diagnosis and cure. >> dr. david goldstein was doing groundbreaking work with gene sequencing when he heard about the case. >> when a child comes and has something seriously wrong, we can take a blood sample and almost immediately generate that complete that individual's complete genome and look through it and try to find the cause of disease. >> reporter: genetic sequencing showed her inability
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to produce a protein which resulted in her having a severe vitamin b2 deficiency. >> after we received kara's diagnosis, they did give us a treatment plan. it was a high dose of b2. a benign treatment. >> reporter: an oral supplement that would help cure her of her symptoms. >> we credit the doctor for saving her life. she's getting to be a kid and make up for lost time. [ cheers ] >> what a great story. >> great story. a vitamin deficiency. a doctor friend of mine recently told me he sees his job, it's not really a science, it's an art. this diagnostic thing, i know nothing about it. he does. science, art, amazing. >> it's over our heads. >> yeah. >> all right. don't miss our updates on facebook. don't miss our updates on facebook.
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good morning. i'm nick watt. >> i'm linzi good morning. i'm nick watt in for kendis gibson. >> i'm linzie janis in for diane macedo. here are some of the top headlines on "world news now." >> aerial spraying to help mosquitoes from spreading the zika virus begins in a few hours. it will cover a wider area than just the wynwood neighborhood was a new case was found outside of it. north korea staged its fourth missile launch in about two weeks. the missile fired this morning flew into the waters of north korea's east coast. the launch is a response to what north korea calls a constant nuclear blackmail of the u.s. parts of the southwest were hit with severe storms causing power outages. an interstate was closed down in both directions after cars and
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trucks became stuck in phoenix. and meg whitman crossing party lines and voting for hillary clinton. she's calling trump reckless and uninformed. she even plans to raise money for the clinton campaign. those are our top stories on this wednesday, august 3rd. ♪ from abc news, this is "world news now." we begin this half hour with the growing zika virus outbreak. aerial spraying to control mosquitoes in a ten square might have mile area begins today. had even though there are questions about whether aerial spraying is effective against these type of mosquitos. another case of zika virus not related to travel outside the u.s. discovered bringing the total to 15, and this new case is of special concern. abc's elizabeth hur is in miami with the latest. good morning, elizabeth. >> reporter: nick and linzie,
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good morning to you. health officials here in florida say the new case was found outside that one-mile radius where they discovered the 14 earlier cases. what's happening now is investigation is underway to see if this new case is, in fact, connected to the others. attacking zika virus on the ground and soon from the air. >> you know about the zika virus that's going around? >> reporter: with police already joining in, handing out bug repellants, and mosquito control delivering zika virus prevention kits, even treatments for standing water. all of this to try to stop the spread of the virus, locally transmitted. officials admit containing the outbreak, no easy task. >> this is sometimes referred to as the cockroach of mosquitos. it can survive about anywhere. it can breed in a capful of water. it's an indoor mosquito. >> reporter: the virus linked to severe birth defects prompted the cdc to warn pregnant women
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to stay away. a first in the continental u.s. and that warning alarming for some travelers just landing in miami. >> i was kind of scared to come here. i was trying to switch my flight to not come here. >> i never really put any bug repellant on or anything like that. but now i have the babies and myself, so that's what i'll be doing. >> reporter: miami-dade will start aerial spraying on wednesday. medical experts say don't expect a miracle. >> aerial spraying works well for high-flying mosquitoes. the mosquito that spreads zika lives in containers around your home. aerial spraying isn't going to add a lot. >> reporter: dr. besser said that for now the best protection you can take against these zika-carrying mosquitoes is as simple as wearing the bug repellants. >> thanks, elizabeth. the cdc will spend $16 million to help babies born with microcephaly. the birth defects caused by the zika virus. the money will go to the 40
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states and territories so they can notify families of resources available to them. the funds will also help gather information. so far 13 babies have been born to a mother who contacted zika virus overseas. donald trump firing back to president obama who called trump woefully unprepared to be president. trump is claiming he knows more about foreign policy than the president who questioned trump's knowledge of national affairs. the president also chastised republican leaders for not withdrawing their support, and he blasted trump for going after the parents of a fallen soldier. >> i think the republican nominee is unfit to serve as president. i said so last week. and he keeps on proving it. >> trump said that president obama may be the worst president ever, and he shocked fellow republicans by refusing to endorse paul ryan and senator john mccain as they run for
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reelection. trump is also under fire for his reaction to receiving a purple heart from a supporter. people on both sides of the aisle are weighing in. more details from juju chang. something very nice just happened to me. a man came up to me, and he handed me his purple heart. >> reporter: donald trump campaigning to be the next commander in chief, never saw combat, never served in the military, but now has a purple heart thanks to an avid supporter, an honor awarded to those wounded in battle. >> that's, like, big stuff. i always wanted to get the purple heart. this was much easier. >> reporter: his lighthearted reaction lighting up social media with veterans, like one tweeting real trump, this is how one usually looks when you're awarded the purple heart. nothing easy about it.
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these comments as trump continues to double down on negative headlines over the treatment of the gold-star family of captain khan, one of 14 american muslims who died serving the u.s. since 9/11. the political backlash calling into question trump's lack of military experience, getting four college deferments in vietnam and then a fifth. >> i had a minor medical deferment for feet, for a bone spur of the foot which was minor. >> reporter: and sarah palin's own son-in-law, one of the few living medal of honor recipients shaming trump with this. "if@realdonaldtrump want to be the commander in chief, he needs to act like one, and that can't start until he apologizes to the khans. still no apology, but a partial recognition of the khan family sacrifice. >> there's no greater sacrifice than you lose a son or a daughter, in the way that this
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happened, and i understand that, but regardless, i was viciously attacked. >> reporter: juju chang, abc news, new york. >> thanks. next, a surprise move in the case against pacific gas and electric for a deadly pipeline explosion. eight people died in that explosion in san bruno, california, back in 2010. government lawyers proposed drastically reducing the fine they would face if convicted and the judge agreed. down from 562 million to 6 million. jury deliberations are entering the fifth day. also from california, what authority are calling a catastrophic bus crash. a survivor says it happened right after the bus tried to pass another vehicle. at least five killed. many others injured. we have the story. set up for an iv! >> reporter: a desperate race as firefighters pull survivors out of the wreckage. >> a bus with multiple ejections. >> reporter: so many injuries
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first responders reportedly ran out of tourniquets. the bus nearly sliced in half by this highway sign. >> that pole went through the center of the bus, and that's where the injuries were sustained. >> reporter: it was going from mexico to washington state crashing here fresno. 30 passengers on board. at least five killed. the driver, a 57-year-old, mario david vasquez, remains in the hospital with serious injuries. >> he told me he was very careful because he wanted to come home and see us. >> reporter: overhead highway signs are designed not break away. if they do, they can pose a hazard to traffic. in 2011 15 people were killed in the bronx after a bus hit an overhead sign. >> reporter: this company has a satisfactory safety rating. we found multiple citations, some of which have led to drivers and buses being pulled off the road. the ntsb is investigating.
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abc news, los angeles. >> thank you. secretary of state john kerry will lead the presidential delegation at the opening ceremony at the summer games in rio. they will attend some of the competitions and meet with athletes. nine-time gold medal winner mark spitz will be part of the delegation. it's time for some baseball. not the usual home runs and strikeouts. call this "world news now" style. we'll start in baltimore where a kid threw out the ceremonial first pitch. last year the 9-year-old was the first child to have transplant surgery on both of his hands. he's undergone extensive therapy. and that kid did great. >> he's adorable as well. what a cool story. cheese. then in cincinnati, reds first base man joey votto trying to catch a foul ball. the guy in the first row, check this out, gets in the way. votto pulls on his t shirt, as if to say we're on the same
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team. later he autographed a ball for the fan and took an autograph for him. the reds won the game despite the fan's faux pas. oops. >> oops. and finally from philadelphia, last night top of the sixth inning, the home plate umpire calls time and bob davisson looks up into the stands. he throws a fan out of the game. the fan stayed in his seat a little while longer before being escorted out by security. the reporter says the umpire was hearing it all game from the fan. when the guy used a homophobic reference, he was tossed out. that fan was 14 rows back. >> incredible. he must have been very loud. i wanted to know exactly what he was saying. there was a lot of saying "you suck. you suck." and -- >> yeah. >> and there's women and children and families, and he's -- he was drunk. allegedly. >> allegedly. >> that's what people around him say. overserved, i think they call it.
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>> indeedy. coming up, diplomats and celebrities descend on the white house. president and mrs. obama pulled out the stops for a special state dinner. we'll tell you who was there, what they wore, and most importantly, what they ate. and the "star wars" super fans filming their own tribute films in a bid to launch their own hollywood careers. the lengths they'll go to for the chance at fame and stardom. first, here's a look at today's temperatures. "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. ♪ approaching medicare eligibility? you may think you can put off checking out your medicare options until you're sixty-five,
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are seeking legal action against fiat chrysler. >> they say his jeep cherokee caused his death, and they're trying to prevent it from happening to others. >> reporter: just six weeks after anton yelchin was killed by his jeep, and his parents announcing their filing a lawsuit against the makers of the jeep. >> his death might save some other lives. >> reporter: in may, fiat chrysler sent a letter to jeep owners saying the cherokee may suddenly roll away if the engine is left running and the driver fails to put it in park. you can see how it may be confusing since the lever springs back to the center no matter what gear you're in. in june the jeep rolled back crushing him against a gate. a letter announcing a fix for the defect arrived seven days after his death. 1.1 million vehicles recalled. >> that problem existed for years and years and years.
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>> reporter: in a statement, fiat chrysler saying it extends its sympathies to the family for the tragic loss. the company cannot comment further at this time. jeep owners have filed a class action lawsuit as the company reminds affected drivers to make sure that parking brake is engaged. abc news. >> a tragic story. >> thank you. coming up, "star wars" fans kicking it up several notches. >> apparently these days you're not a real fan until you make your own tribute film. you're watching "world news now." ♪ "world news now" n. . now".
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♪ pretty cool, huh? all right. there are "star wars" fans, and then there are "star wars" super fans. >> who are not happy to just enjoy the movie. they're making their own tribute films. >> for a lucky few, it's not just a huge waste of time, it's helping them to jump-start their own hollywood careers. here's clayton sandell. ♪ >> reporter: here in the sand
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dunes of a remote alien planet surrounded by stormtroopers and alien bad guys, we're on the set of a "star wars" movie, but not the one you think. here there's no george lucas or j.j. abrams, but you will find jeff abraham and nick finch, friends and "star wars" fans so in love with that galaxy far, far away, they're making their own "star wars" movie. they'll enter their five-minute film in something called the "star wars" fan film award. at stake, bragging rights. >> if i was a kid and saw that, i would spontaneously combust. >> reporter: and just possibly fame and fortune. the guys have spent the last weeks recruiting about 60 friends and family for a grueling three-day shoot in the scorching desert. their movie is called the "sable course air." they crashland and quickly run
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into trouble. >> another day, another worse case scenario. >> long time, aaron. >> reporter: the strange world of manmade movies is bigger than just "star wars." you'll find hundreds of them online from homemade harry potter adventures to "game of thrones" knockoffs. for the most part big studios tolerate fan films using their copyrighted characters as long as they don't profit. lucas film, the makers of "star wars," actually encouraged them. these brothers hope their five-minute masterpiece featuring special effects that rival hollywood is good enough to get hollywood's attention. >> we hope people will see these guys can do like high-concept ideas, they can do special effects. >> reporter: at lucas film, "sable course air" is chosen as a finalist. >> crash land on a hostile, uncharted planet. >> reporter: now off to london for what's basically the academy awards of "star wars" fan films. the winners are about to be announced at the annual convention.
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jeff, nick, nick's girlfriend, alex, and brother, chris, made it just on time. >> this has been a long road. >> the longest journey ever. it's been an epic journey. >> blood, sweat, tears, a few maxed out credit cards. >> reporter: and at this moment -- >> the golden storm trooper goes to -- >> reporter: the team finds out they've won the audience choice award, voted best fan film by the fans. the edwards brothers are winners picking up the filmmakers select award. jeff and nick taking home a golden storm trooper has made the journey worth it. what's next? for that, wait for the sequel. for "nightline," reporting from london. >> one of the super fans featured in the piece made this film in 1999. he got a message from george lucas, the first line said, "steven spielberg sent me a copy of your short film."
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♪ all right. it was the 12th state dinner of his presidency, and last night president obama pulled out all the stops. >> the guest list featured a mix of washington officials and celebrities all turning out to help the white house celebrate after a century of diplomatic relations between the u.s. and singapore. abc was there. ♪ >> reporter: there's a certain formula for a state visit at the white house. greet your visitor. meet in the oval office.
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talk to reporters, and even kiss a few babies. but the most lavish moment is often saved for last. president obama hosted a glamorous state dinner honoring the prime minister of singapore. >> with this visit we're celebrating 50 years of diplomatic relations between our two nations. >> reporter: the dinner attracted an eclectic mix like gabby giffords and mark kelly, author amy tan, and two soviet spies or the actors who play them on tv. michelle obama wore a stunning ivory strapless gown, drawing a seal of approval from the president. for mr. obama, the bigger concern was the food. >> we all know how seriously singaporeans take their food. even the street vendors earn michelin stars which creates some pressure this evening. we have a lot to live up to. >> reporter: the menu featured a
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maryland blue carr dish, peach sangria cake, and this elaborate pastry display. grammy award-winners serenaded the guests. it was singapore's prime minister who made the crowd laugh. >> this is the hybrid of breeds native to singapore and hawaii, where the president was born. most of us believe. [ laughter ] >> reporter: and that joke is coming at a timely moment. tomorrow president obama is turning 55. this certainly won't be the last celebration at the white house this week. nick and linzie? >> my favorite bit, michelle looking great. that and the thumbs up. i would never get away with that. >> it was so cool. >> awesome. >> check out my babe. check out my mrs. >> he's a funny guy. >> charming. >> charming, funny. whoever does the correspondents dinner next year will have to live up to that.
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>> we'll be right back.
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this morning on "world news now," donald trump apparently not ready to endorse his fellow republican leaders. >> we'll hear why he's holding back as other republicans say they're actually switching sides and endorsing hillary clinton for president. this as president obama offers his toughest criticism of trump yet. monsoon rains in the southwest are causing flash floods, washing out whole sections of the interstate in arizona and sweeping vehicles away. some motorists having to be rescued from their cars as the waters keep rising. and it's supposed to be a gent gentleman's sport, but these two golfers didn't let that stop them. putting up their dukes on the fairway and finding out who
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has the better khakis. we'll show the unexpected ending. then taking thrill seeking to a whole new level of crazy. this guy is not just sky surfing, he's flying right into the belly of a thunderstorm to try to ride lightning. that's right. believe it or not, he says he's not doing this just for the thrills. it's wednesday, august 3rd. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, i'm nick watt. >> i'm linzie janis. diane and kendis are off. nick and i are here all week. we're having a blast. it's hump day which you just learned the meaning of that -- >> we're over the hump, middle of the week. i did not know that. >> i'm surprised. i first heard that in your country. nick's excited to tell you about there golf brawl. >> i can't wait. best story of the day. >> infuriating game. i'm surprised it doesn't happen more often. >> worst game in the world. we begin this half hour with the latest stunning twists and
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turns on the road to the white house. >> donald trump shocked the political world by refusing to endorse house speaker paul ryan and senator john mccain in their primary elections. ryan is making it clear that he never asked for trump's endorsement in the first place. hours earlier, president obama had ripped into republican leaders for standing by trump, calling him unfit and unprepared to be president. and trump fired back on fox news last night saying he knows far more it foreign policy than the president. he sparked even more controversy at a rally in virginia. it's "your voice, your vote." we get latest from abc's lana zak. >> reporter: president obama with a foreign leader standing next to him said something unprecedented in modern elections -- >> i think the republican nominee is unfit. there have been republicans presidents with whom i disagreed with, but i didn't have a doubt that they could function as president. >> reporter: trump responding to the president's remarks.
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>> he'll probably go down as the worst president in the history of our country. >> reporter: earlier backstage at a rally in virginia, a retired lieutenant colonel gave trump his purple heart. >> i wanted him to have having to remember all the veterans. >> i always wanted to get the purple heart. this of much easier. >> reporter: during the rally, a baby's cries punctuated trump's speech. watch for yourself -- >> don't worry about that baby. i love babies. it's young and beautiful and healthy. that's what we want. >> reporter: trump continued with his remarks before pausing again. >> actually, i was only kidding. you can get the baby out of here. [ laughter ] that's all right. don't worry. i -- i think she believed me that i love having a baby crying while i'm speaking. >> reporter: clinton v.p. pick tim kaine mocking donald trump -- >> i saw this donald trump
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kicked a crying baby out of an event earlier. sometimes you wonder who the baby is. >> reporter: chris christie the latest to distance himself from trump's public feud with the khan family, parents of a fallen u.s. soldier. >> it's inappropriate for us in this context to be criticizing them, and i'm not going to participate in that. >> reporter: lana zak, abc news, washington. as the gop struggles to unify behind donald trump, two more republicans are jumping ship. hewlett-packard ceo meg whitman is planning to vote for hillary clinton and raise funds for her, as well. whitman says trump is a reckless and uninformed candidate who exploits anger and racial division, and retiring new york lawmaker richard hannah has become the first republican member of congress to publicly back clinton. the fallout continues over the e-mail hack that rocked the democratic party. less than a week after debbie wasserman schultz stepped down as chair of the democratic national committee, three more officials have resigned. the ceo, cfo, and communications director. a transition team is being appointed following the leak that apparently showed some party officials were trying to sabotage bernie sanders' campaign.
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news breaking overnight overseas. north korea's fourth reported missile launch in about two weeks. the missile fired this morning flew more than 600 miles into the waters off north korea's east coast. top north korean diplomat tells abc news the launch is a direct response to what he called the constant nuclear blackmail of the u.s. more launches are expected in the coming weeks to protest annual u.s. military exercises with south korean forces. there are new accusations that the syrian government used chemical weapons against civilians. a rebel group is sharing those photos of what it says are chlorine gas canisters dropped from a military helicopter. at least 30 people reportedly suffered from chemical injuries. the government rejected the claim and accused the rebels of using chemical weapons themselves. and a new front in the battle for the strategic syrian city of aleppo. opposition groups carried out a tunnel bombing of a government artillery building.
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300,000 civilians are believed to be trapped in the city. in massachusetts, two men are in custody after threatening police. prosecutors in salem say the suspects were arrested with large-capacity guns. they were listening to the police radio frequency at the time. during the arrests, the men were talking about recent police killings and acting in a threatening manner. they are being held without bail. the zika virus is spreading in south florida. there is a 15th case of the infection not related to travel. this one is not within the miami neighborhood where the others were. health officials are working hard to contain the spread of zika. abc's eva pilgrim is there. >> reporter: the full-on assault against zika ramping up the battle, taking it to the sky. the aerial spraying in miami beginning as soon as the morning. the county's mayor, carlos jimenez, saying they're up against a tough enemy. these mosquitoes are proving to be a little bit difficult to get rid of. >> mosquitoes have always been
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difficult to get rid of. >> reporter: this is the front line of the assault. miami tripling the number of inspectors. even so, people hiring private contractors like this one to kill mosquitoes on their property. melissa welcher is due to give birth later this month. she's taking every precaution, wearing long sleeves and pants. >> it's very warm out. just want to make sure that i'm staying protected. >> reporter: now that 15 patients have contracted the virus, this clinic in the hot zone is stepping up who gets tested for zika. >> as of yesterday, we're testing every pregnant woman that comes through my desk. >> reporter: doctors warning those who contracted zika, telling them to wear long sleeves and pants. if they get bitten, they could spread the virus. abc news, miami. storms in the southwest have led to dangerous flooding in the phoenix area. a major interstate was closed down in both directions after cars and trucks got stuck in the rushing water. fire crews helped rescue a number of people from their submerged cars.
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a few thousand homes were without power. dryer weather is expected tomorrow. there's big news about beverages this morning. for the first time, bottled water will outsell soda this year. health and convenience are major reasons. it's also america's crumbling infrastructure. lead contamination is showing up in many water supplies because of decaying pipes. the average amount of soda consumed by americans fell to a 30-year low last year. now a story from my native scotland. the help wanted sign is out on a remote island that needs a schoolteacher. that island is called the isle of muck. >> it seems like a lovely place this time of year. come winter, it's windy and wet and dark. and there are just a few dozen people around. that's it. >> and a handful of schoolkids need a new teacher because the one they had last year is moving away. i wonder why. the children have unique requirements, you might say.
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>> i want a teacher who needs how to garden. a teacher who knows how to teach lots of things. >> the school is seeking applicants for the teaching job on line. they say there's already been interest from around the world. >> they'd better hurry and find someone. school starts in two weeks. substitutes will be used if the new teacher isn't hired by then. just nine kids -- you're from scotland. do you know anybody? >> my -- my sister's a teacher, but i don't think she'd want to live on the isle of muck. she's more of a cosmopolitan type. >> it's remote. 20-mile ferry ride just to go shopping? >> there are a lot of these weird islands. the first time i took my wife to one of those islands, a guy in a store tried to talk to her. she looked blankly and said, i'm sorry, i don't understand -- >> the accent of so thick. >> i had to hop in as translator. it's a different world. it's about 50 -- 50 years ago, it feels like. beautiful. >> very cold and wet in the winter. >> year round is the issue.
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that's the issue. coming up, getting ready -- >> why you're here with us, right? >> the lightning and the daredevil taking sky surfing to a whole new level. flying high in the middle of a thunderstorm. he says he's not doing it for the thrill. one question -- why do it at all? a terrifying scene caught on camera. armed thieves burst into a store with guns blazing, sending everyone running for cover. the suspects are still on the run. we've got more details on this story we originally brought you yesterday. remember, you can find us on facebook, wnnfans.com, and twitter at abcwnn -- two ns. you're watching "world news now." you're watching "world news now." for residents age 50 to 85. write down this number now. right now, people are receiving this free information kit for guaranteed acceptance life insurance with a rate lock through the colonial penn program. if you are on a fixed income, learn about affordable whole life insurance that guarantees your rate
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new video this morning from the kilauea lava flow on hawaii's big island. it's been flowing into the pacific ocean for a week now. the first time it's flowed into the ocean in three years. no threat to nearby communities. time-lapse photography taken in mid-june shows kilauea's lava flowing like an ocean or river. this is flowing over an old neighborhood. it almost looks like commuter graphics effects from a sci-fi movie, but it's movie from here on our planet. turning to a terrifying scene that played out inside a convenience store in houston, texas. >> heavily armed, masked gunmen passengered into the store, opening fire sending employees
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and customers running for cover. it was all caught on camera. here's abc's clayton sandell. >> reporter: the first sign anything is wrong at this houston convenience store, an earsplitting gunshot into the ceiling. employees dive for safety in a small room as a gunman storms over the counter. >> as soon as we heard the gunshot, our co-workers jumped into the booth and locked the door. >> reporter: they quickly locked the door to the check cashing booth, protecting themselves behind bulletproof glass with money inside. the three gunmen banged on the door, riddling the place with bullets. >> people who were outside assumed that we are dead because they heard so many shot fired. >> reporter: in the back, one customer gets a shotgun pointed at his head. he offers up his wallet, and the gunman leaves him alone. that gunman then tries to get into the booth himself with at least three blasts from his shotgun and a few kicks, but the door holds. >> they came in like crazy. shooting everywhere. bullets flying all over. believe me.
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>> reporter: their mission a failure, the three gunmen take off in this suv. nobody inside was hurt. >> somebody trying to get easy money instead of working hard. that's what we do over here. >> reporter: those would-be robbers are still on the loose. clayton sandell, abc news, denver. >> one of the robbers trying to kick the door that opens outwards. the whole things done in 56 seconds. done. >> scary. thanks. coming up in our next half hour, the paraglider who survived a 150-foot free fall to the ground. the dramatic video that shows him spinning out of control, forced to make a life-or-death decision. this morning, what it is that he says saved his life. first, the man who's taking thrill seeking to a whole new and dangerous level. he's not just sky surfing, he's riding lightning. why he says he's not doing it just for the thrills. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" will return
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♪ that is metallica waking us up. back in 1984 when they released that, "ride the lightning" was just a metaphor. >> this morning we're meeting a man doing it for real. sean mccormack, he's a 41-year-old flyer in the elite red bull air force. that is a thing. and we're joining him in his attempt to sky surf a thunderstorm. >> reporter: central florida is one of the most lightning-prone zones in the world.
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for sean mccormack, the question is why. >> in all my time training what we're doing here is the one experience that i've had that wasn't really able to get chronicled properly. >> reporter: for extreme athletes like shawn, carefully coordinated stunts like these are also about the bragging rights. getting that perfect video. not easy. especially when lightning is involved. at this hangar, a team has been assembled for this mission. among them, two other skydiving pros. captain john davore and photographer craig o'brian. what happens if you sboump sean when he's doing his -- bump into sean when he's doing his things? >> it will hurt. >> reporter: to make sure sean finds the right cloud to surf they brought in a meteorologist. joe thompson, meteorologist. >> normally as a meteorologist, you tell people how to stay away. this is the opposite. >> here we go. >> unreal to watch these guys
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work. unbelievable. almost there. 14,000 feet. ears are starting to pop. the air is 15, 20 degrees colder. the storm is getting higher. they want to get closer to it. to get near the top of the cloud, we're 4,000 feet higher than a normal jump. a little lightheaded. need some oxygen. go, baby! money shot. and the thin air starts to take a toll. guys, feeling apoxic right now. might start slurring your speech. >> reporter: my producer starts to fade, barely able to hold onto the camera. strap in. i got it. jackie is behind the lens. how you feeling? >> i'm alive. i'm alive. >> reporter: the angle is intense. the good news is we got oxygen back in our systems, and she
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didn't pass out. "nightline" shoot successful. >> yes! >> reporter: back on the ground we learn that storm cloud wasn't actually ideal for filming. but then -- >> this cloud kind of moved in and started lighting up the sky. >> reporter: sean and the team get what they've been waiting for. a true thunderstorm. a massive cumulus cloud. the perfect backdrop. >> it's the opportunity to show a really amazing, beautiful place on this earth that anybody could daydream about and no one can get to go see. >> reporter: now, that is storm chasing. for "nightline," i'm rob marciano. lewiston, florida. wow! >> i have to say dude, it was so cool. wasn't it? he's not doing it for science, just for the picture. >> he's doing it for the thrills. coming up, the police department with its own ice
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cream truck. and boxing on the golf course. "the mix" is next.
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school days due to illness. but lysol kills 99.9% of cold and flu viruses. ♪ it's time for "the mix." we're starting with an ice cream truck now owned by the boston police department. they bought the truck, part of the patrol fleet, to hand out free ice cream as part of a community police initiative. basically get the kids -- train the kids to run toward the cops instead of away. >> they've given away 120,000 ice creams already. >> they paid $89,000 for this truck. i guess it's a bargain if it improves community relations. >> absolutely. okay, let's move onto a brawl on the golf course. this things is epic. check this out. somebody's up there filming it. the guy on the cell phone.
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we can't tell you what they're saying. they're all swear words, but look at this. >> and so the guys were on the green and the people behind them played up. look at the hat. >> they were finishing on the green, and the guys behind them were supposed to wait. but they didn't, they hit into them. they could have hit them with the golf ball. that made them angry. one group had an elderly man with him, and perhaps they were playing slowly. >> i had a similar fight with my brother-in-law on a tennis court. we didn't speak for a month. >> cooling. >> yeah. so this reminded me of one of my favorite films, a scene in "sideways." >> it's awesome. >> i mean, such an infuriating game. you wonder why these don't happen -- same situation. they hit into the people in front of them. you're not supposed to do that. not very gentlemanly. >> i played this game since i
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was 4 years old. a couple years ago i gave it up because my friends and i realized because we were only doing it as an excuse to get out of the house, and we would rather go for a walk. >> a good walk ruined? right? >> yeah. what have you got for me? >> now we're going to hawaii again. >> okay. >> now do you know who matusz yahoo is? >> i learned tonight. >> apparently he showed up in hawaii. there was a kid playing a cover of one of his songs, "one day." >> a good song. ♪ >> the kid is playing, and then in the background that is matusz yahoo. showed up unannounced. the kid who's playing the cover has no idea that is the original. there he breaks cover. he realized what's happened. apparently he does this all the time. >> and he gave him tickets to a festival. you might not recognize him. >> what a guy. pretty cool. that is the news for this
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this morning on "world news now," more turns in the race for the white house as donald tr this morning on "world news now," more turns in the race for the white house as donald trump refuses to become fellow republicans in their reelection bids, and how he ended up getting a purple heart despite never serving in the military. a deadly bus crash in california that has investigators calling it catastrophic. split in half by a sign pole. the damage so severe first responders were forced to improvise at the scene. new this half hour, the leaning tower of san francisco. >> the luxury highrise building by the bay that's leaning and sinking into the ground. why some of the city's richest and most famous might find themselves a little more closed in. and zac efron is admitting
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he can't get a date. what the hollywood hunk says about the difficulty of dating in tinseltown and his theory behind why no one is swiping right for him on tinder. it's wednesday, august 3rd. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> i wish i was ten years younger so i could swipe right on zac. anyway, good morning, i'm linzie janis. >> i'm nick watt. kendis and diane are off today. we begin this half hour with republican rift widening has donald trump turns on party leaders. >> he's refusing to endorse house speaker paul ryan saying he's not quite there yet. those words striking similar to what ryan said when he delayed his endorsement of trump a few months ago. trump is withholding support for john mccain in his re-election campaign saying the former p.o.w. should have done a better job for vets.
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>> he says president obama may be the worst president in the history of the country. that's after the president slammed him as unfit for the white house. more from abc's tom llamas. >> reporter: donald trump who never saw combat, never served in the military, now has a purple heart. >> you know, something very nice just happened to me. a man came up to me, and he handed me his purple heart. >> reporter: trump then saying this. >> i said, man, that's like big stuff. i always wanted to get the purple heart. this was much easier. >> reporter: the moment now shining a spotlight on trump's own military record. the republican nominee once touting his time in military school saying, "i always thought i was in the military." but trump never made it to a
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battlefield. during vietnam getting four college deferments and then a fifth one. >> i had a minor medical deferment for a bone spur of the foot. it was minor. >> reporter: a rare admission. >> i've regretted not serving in many ways. >> reporter: it comes as he's tangling with the muslim family of a fallen u.s. soldier. >> you have sacrificed nothing and no one. >> reporter: eric trump asked if his father should apologize to the khans. >> i think he has by calling them a hero. in terms of the one question whether you've made a sacrifice, i think he has. >> reporter: eric trump adding this -- >> i think this is something that was blown hugely out of proportion. >> reporter: it was donald trump who kept tweeting about the khans four days after their convention appearance and no regrets? >> i don't regret anything i said. i said nice things about the son. i feel that strongly. but of course, i was hit hard from the stage. >> reporter: and from that iraqi war veteran who gave trump his
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purple heart -- >> i'm 100% behind him. i know other veterans that are behind him. >> reporter: but president obama putting pressure on republicans to denounce their nominee. >> if you are repeatedly having to say in very strong terms that what he has said is unacceptable, why are you still endorsing him? >> reporter: also an unscripted moment on the trail. trump interrupted by a crying baby. [ crying ] >> don't worry about that baby. i love babies. i love babies. i hear that baby crying. i like it. the mom is running around like -- don't worry about it. >> reporter: but then just one minute later. >> actually, i was only kidding. you can get the baby out of here. [ laughter ] that's all right. don't worry. i think she really believed me that i love having a baby crying while i'm speaking. that's okay. >> reporter: tom llamas, abc news, washington.
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>> thank you. and donald trump crossed a legal hurdle against his defunct university. the judge trump said could not make an unbiased decision. the judge says the deposition videos would make it difficult to seat an impartial jury. he's refusing to dismiss the lawsuit. weather permitting, aerial spraying of a ten-square-mile area of south florida begins at daybreak to control mosquitos. it includes the wynwood area of miami where 14 cases of zika were found that were not related to travel. now a 15th case has popped up outside of wynwood, leading to fears that it's spreading to a larger area. the outbreak is taking a bite out f miami's tourism. restaurants and bars are closed. some airlines will waive rebooking fees or issue refunds
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if passengers no longer wish to travel to areas with zika virus outbreaks. all of the carriers suggest customers check the latest recommendations from the centers for disease control. a survivor of an horrific bus crash on the central california highway says the bus he was on was trying to pass another vehicle when it slammed into a sign post. that post nearly cut in half. at least five of the 30 passengers were killed. 18 others were treated at hospitals. some remain in serious condition. the bus driver was among the injured. he's yet to be interviewed by investigators. >> he was always talking about his job. he told me that he was very careful, because he wanted to come home and see us. >> the damage to the bus was so severe that first responders were forced to enter through the windows. they reported running out of tourniquets while treating passengers. a raging brush fire near wine country.
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at least 600 acres have burned so far near the border of nala and yolo counties. a nearby campground has been evacuated. so far there is no containment of the fire and no word on what caused it. officials say do know the cause of the massive wildfire near big sur. the fire destroyed 57 homes and caused the death of one man was sparked by an abandoned illegal campfire. authorities want to find the person persons who started the fire. more than 44,000 acres have burned -- bigger than the city of san francisco. the annual monsoon soon is swamping parts of arizona. flash floods forced a closing of one interstate yesterday because of stuck cars and trucks. thousands of people lost power. there were multiple water rescues. some areas of phoenix got hit with two inches of rain in just an hour. dryer air moves in on thursday. forecasters say tropical storm earl is expected to strengthen into a hurricane before it makes landfall.
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it's threatening to bring heavy rain and strong winds to mexico, belize, and honduras. at least six people were killed in the dominican republic. they're making storm preparations in jamaica. no word on a timeline for the findings of a new vatican commission studying whether women can be deacons. married men can be deacons, and they can preside at weddings, baptisms and funerals. historians point out that women served as deacons in early days of the church. we know that when police officers go to work every day, they're never really sure what they're going to encounter. this is a perfect example. >> it happened in a small maine community. we think you'll understand what's going on. >> we got a possible mad cow situation here. all right, you guys. just step over to the side of the road and put your hands in the air. don't run me from me. i'm the police.
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>> that is wyndham, maine, police officer wayne taking charge after a couple of young cows got loose on the road. >> he goes onto tell the cows not to mess with a small bottle of vodka on the ground. the cows presumably got back to where they belonged. so interesting because just yesterday it's like you're psychic. >> you've been mocking me about my fear of cows. you asked for stats. i've done research. the cdc says 20 people in the u.s. are killed by cows every year. more alarmingly, i just read a survivor testimony. he says that the cows mount coordinated attacks if they feel threatened. >> that's really scary. now are we talking cows, not bulls? [ mooing ] >> cows. cows. >> i stood in pens with cows when i was covering mad cow disease. i mean -- >> i would never stand in a pen with a cow. >> i had no idea i was putting myself in such danger. >> it's usually people walking
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dogs. they freak the cows out. they get into a coordinated situation. [ mooing ] >> why are you mooing? >> someone is mooing in my ear. i'm being mocked in my ear about this cow thing. >> i'm the bear attack correspondent. i know what animal i'm afraid of. coming up, the terrifying moments faced pby a paraglider n florida. >> what he said saved his life. just as she's set to take on the competition at the summer games in rio, wow, serena williams takes on body shaming critics and appears on the cover of "self" magazine and offers her take on twerking. we'll teach nick how to twerk. that's in "the skinny" ahead. first, here's a look at today's forecast. >> "world news now" weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. to you by colonial pen life insurance.
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some of san francisco's rich and famous may have a sinking feeling. some of san francisco's rich and famous may have a sinking feeling. ouch. the highrise and high-end tower is sinking. condos in the luxury skyscraper start at $1.6 million. since it opened, has sunk 16 inches and tilted two. officials are blaming the building of a bus and tower construction. they say it's not so. they said it sunk ten inches before the building even began because the skyscraper's builders cut corners. >> i hope they're insured. it was a dramatic and perilous plunge to the ground
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for a paraglider in florida. >> video shows him spinning out of control forcing him to make the decision to jump for his life. here's abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: damian leroy is no stranger to extreme sports. this shows the line between thrill seeking and death defying. while paragliding last month, disaster struck. he starts to spin out of control. his lines get tangled up and he can't undo them. his only option is to jump more than 150 feet. >> he jumped. he jumped into the man groves. >> it was just a feeling that just said there's super soft bush right there. you should jump. and so i jumped. and right or wrong, it was the best decision i've ever made. >> reporter: he suffered a broken back, femur, pelvis, three broken ribs and a punctured lung and says it's a
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miracle he's alive. >> the reaction of the paramedics and doctors and nurses and prayers and love from around the world was another level. >> reporter: he says love is what saved him. abc news, new york. >> ouch. >> love saved him? something saved him. that -- >> you're speechless. when we come back -- >> when we come back, just like a bad penny, the evil chad has popped up once again, acting as obnoxious as ever. and serena williams takes on another magazine cover and twerking, next. sill wawilliams takes on another magazine cover and twerki "world news now" continues after this.
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♪ ♪ ♪ time now for "the skinny." topping our headlines this morning, he's back, and he's acting even more obnoxious than ever. who are we talking about? >> chad johnson, of course, he lascivious length -- lethario from "the bachelorette." >> last night "bachelor in
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paradise," season three, premiered. hooking up with and discarding each other in an almost dizzying reaction. >> chad managed to get himself kicked off the show. the season premiere after his most drunken shockingly offensive behavior. >> he's kicked off? this is a spoiler for me. i haven't watched yet. the climax is when he announced he would murder everyone here, kill your children and murder your family. maybe he should be kicked off for that. >> justice came after he passed out drunk. there he is, lovely, on the pool deck and woke up to realize he had soiled his trousers. >> that's true. that's what it says, "soiled his trousers." that's awesome. >> there was a crab near his head. >> there was a crab near his head? that's the least of his worries. >> that's our "bachelorette" analyst. next, she says she loves her body and wouldn't change a thing about it. >> we're talking about the world's number-one-ranked women's tennis champ gracing the cover of "self" magazine, just
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in time for the start of the 2016 olympic games in rio where she's set up to team up with her sister for the doubles competition. serena williams took time out during the shoot to share her tutorial on, wait for it, twerking. >> everyone should at some point do the twerk. how to twerk. squeeze. >> hang on. >> hands on your knees. ♪ >> slowly slide. and twerk. >> it's all happening below the desk, keeping it clean. >> i like this move. can you do that one? >> no. no, no, no. can't do that. >> one of our producers who shall remain nameless didn't think serena was a particularly good twerker. >> i heard that. thought we weren't going to say that on air. >> said >> i think she's pretty good. i think she's pretty good.
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and as far as her body image -- >> a lot better than us. >> she tells the magazine just not asking people to like her body, but let me be me. fair enough. she is going to influence a girl who does look like her and she wants her to feel good about herself. >> she looks fabulous, and i'm going to be doing the tutorial later in my office. going to get this down. next to an actor who says he's not getting enough love. >> zac efron tells britain's "sunday times" that he's struggling to find a girlfriend and blames it on his celebrity. boo-hoo, zac. >> cry us a river. >> right. the difficulty of carving out a dating life in hollywood. he claims he's too hot to trot. >> he admitted no one swiped him on tinder. >> tinder, tinder. >> that one, tinder. he says they saw his photo and thought it was fake. i guess i would, too. >> that could be an explanation. the 28-year-old is newly single after splitting with his
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girlfriend after two years of dating. he's back in the game. >> stay with us. we'll be right back. game. >> stay with us. we'll be right back.
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school days due to illness. but lysol kills 99.9% of cold and flu viruses. finding a new way to fix us all. doctors are going to extreme lengths to personalize disease diagnosis and treatments. >> it is called precision medicine, and it involves doctors examining not your body but your genetic makeup. robin roberts explains. >> reporter: shortly after kara green turned 15-month-old, her parents noticed alarming changes. >> she started having trouble physically. she started being unsteady with walking. slowly over time, we noticed her
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arms became weak. did you drop it? she got to the point where she was so unsteady and fell so often that she stopped walking. >> reporter: frightened and helpless, the greens sought out the advice of many doctors. nobody had an answer. >> no matter how much we did, no matter how hard we tried to help her, there wasn't anything we could stop her from getting worse. >> reporter: the greens turned to a new cutting edge medical approach called precision medicine. it focuses on an individual's dna to map a diagnosis and cure. >> dr. david goldstein was doing groundbreaking work with gene sequencing when he heard about the case. >> when a child comes and has something seriously wrong, we can take a blood sample and almost immediately generate that complete that individual's complete genome and look through it and try to find the cause of disease. >> reporter: genetic sequencing showed her inability
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to produce a protein which resulted in her having a severe vitamin b2 deficiency. >> after we received kara's diagnosis, they did give us a treatment plan. it was a high dose of b2. a benign treatment. >> reporter: an oral supplement that would help cure her of her symptoms. >> we credit the doctor for saving her life. she's getting to be a kid and make up for lost time. [ cheers ] >> what a great story. >> great story. a vitamin deficiency. a doctor friend of mine recently told me he sees his job, it's not really a science, it's an art. this diagnostic thing, i know nothing about it. he does. science, art, amazing. >> it's over our heads. >> yeah. >> all right. don't miss our updates on facebook. don't miss our updates on facebook.
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making news in america this morning, a party in turmoil. donald trump at war with other powerful republicans refusing to endorse paul ryan and john mccain in their upcoming primaries. plus, an influential gop donor throwing her support behind hillary clinton. we are live in washington. aerial assault in the zika battle. pesticides sprayed from planes starting today as a new case surfaces in florida. caught on camera, police officers fighting with a man when a stranger takes down the suspect. and catch of a lifetime. three fishermen reeling in a beast off a beach that is popular with swimmers.

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