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with authority over curry. showing his viciousness there. 31 all dubs. and draymond green to andre iguodala, flips it up and in. and the heat go cold. a 14-4 run. curry, the three ball, and johnson ran into a screen is down and hurt. a minute to go, to curry, to iguodala for the finish, dubs are now 33-6. and the sharks beat the oilers.
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covering the extreme weather in the west, a second major rainstorm battering northern california causing flooding in many areas. some residents had to be evacuated as the russian river overflowed. residents say this is the worst they've seen in years. the river is expected to rise more than six feet above flood stage by tonight. there's also more snow in oregon. another 8 to 14 inches by this morning and even more south. workers are using a giant snow blower to clear a highway along the gorge. they say this type of snow is not safe to clear with a regular plow. most schools are closed today in the area. the white supremacist who gunned down church goers in south carolina was sentenced to death. the jury of dylann roof reached a unanimous sentence.
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he told jurors that life in prison wasn't worth the effort. he said that he plans to appeal and he also faces a state trial. now, dozens gathered in orlando to remember a police officer gunned down in the line of duty. a man hunt is underway for the suspect who allegedly murdered deborah clayton. she was shot after she approached the man. a reward for information leading to the arrest is up to $100,000. the executives of backpage.com are apparently refusing to cooperate in a congressional investigation into sex trafficking. called to testify yesterday about whether the site is running sex trafficking ads and helping to conceal them, the executives took the fifth amendment. >> reporter: backpage.com is denying any involvement in sex trafficking but the classified
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ad site shut down the adult section in the u.s. calling it a protest against government censorship. the move on the eve of the senate hearing on capitol hill where the site's top executives all pleaded the fifth. >> only time will tell if this action is an end to back pages online sex trafficking of children or a publicity stunt. >> reporter: lawmakers didn't mince words and families of the alleged victims bravely shared their stories hoping to make a difference. >> and what she went through on a daily basis is unimaginable to me. >> what happened to my daughter on backpage.com is criminal. >> reporter: their emotional testimonies following the release of a senate report found backpage.com. promoted sex trafficking. >> this list of terms is chilling.
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starting in 2010 backpage deleted words including teenage, rape, young, little girl, teen, fresh, innocent, schoolgirl, and even amber alert. >> reporter: based on the findings lawmakers say they will look to see if any legislative changes are necessary and consider referring this matter to the justice department for further review. thank you to liz there. and top fox news host bill o'reilly has been at the center of a sexual harassment case. the new york times reports o'reilly was accused of pursuing a relationship with a former fox personality back in 2011. the paper reports fox executives struck a deal with the woman just after roger ailes was ousted from the company amid the sexual harassment scandal. in exchange for her silence, she was reportedly paid a sum in the high six figures. in paris they're looking into whether the robbery of kim
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kardashian west was an inside job. more than $10 million of jewelry was stolen while she was staying in paris in october. the possibility of an inside job was raised after the arrest of a chauffeur and his brother. you ever play monopoly and fight before the game starts over who is what piece? >> yes. >> we could soon be fighting over a hash tag or a monster truck. the classic game pieces would be getting a makeover. >> fans are voting online on whether to replace some or all of the tokens. voting is underway now through the end of the month at votemonopoly.com. >> the iron is not on the list.
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i hate ironing. why would i want to be an iron? i don't know. but some of the choices are really interesting. there's an emoji. >> like the turd emoji? >> no. no. i think it's a winky smiley face. >> okay. >> anyway, check out the list and cast your vote. coming up the stars of "blackish" a sitcom that dares to take on hot button issues like the presidential election. >> you're watching "world news now." "world news now" continues
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♪ when you recognize something isn't right, make the call to the veterans crisis line at 1-800-273-8255 and press 1. if there's one sitcom fearless enough to take on issues, it's "blackish". one of the stars just won for actress in a tv comedy series.
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>> the show as been very unapologetic from the beginning. so much so, even president-elect donald trump once suggested it was politically incorrect. >> he suggested that? >> correct. we are up all night with deborah roberts. ♪ >> reporter: anthony andersen's character on "blackish" is mourning the final days of the obama administration. >> this is why you took a sick day from work? to make a slide show? >> what happens when the winners and losers are supposed on the same team. >> reporter: this week is about the presidential election. >> what happens? >> reporter: the johnson family is floored by the surprise election of donald trump. >> why aren't you guys dressed for school? >> we don't have school today. >> they gave us a day of reflection. >> anderson plays dre, a father
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of four. >> reporter: the family is watching the election results and there's devastation to donald trump's election. is that something you experienced when you watched it or were you that surprised? >> devastation? no. i'm not going to say i experienced that, but surprise, yes. >> if you all had turned out for hillary the way you turned out for barack. >> reporter: he and his colleagues struggle. exploring what motivated trump supporters. >> there's this yapping about female supporters. >> of course i want a female president. i just didn't want it to be her. >> not everyone that we interact with in our lives is of the same accord, and that should reflect in the stories we tell on our show. >> as much as i love disagreeing with your mom -- >> reporter: blackish attacks controversy with humor.
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the wife wears her frustration over the election on her sleeve, literally. >> what's going on? seriously? >> what? >> everything you're wearing is from an npr commercial. >> she's wearing the swag. >> i'm spinning out of control sort of unclear on how to respond to what i'm feeling. what i do like about what my character is doing, some of what i did in my life. i didn't do christmas gifts this year. i donated. >> will blackish continue to explore subjects around maybe this new administration? >> i'm sure that we will find some interesting ways to tackle the subject. >> reporter: for nightline, deborah roberts. >> one of the cast members, one of the members said they voted for trump and there was a giant gasp there on that episode. >> your failure is undeniable. i have to remember that line next time i'm in an argument.
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has since passed. so he came over, brought the lumber and reassembled. >> he did it now that the dog can't run after him and attack him. >> yes. what if it was still a puppy. >> listen to him. >> a happy animal. i had it in my backyard because my dog needed it at one time. he passed on. i gave it to them. a mailman that likes dogs, go figure. >> i love that he recognizes the irony. jeff we appreciate it. i'm sure is whole family does too. there's a certain oregon state college student that's a little bit in trouble this morning. here is why. he loves his dog willie. he's a 20-year-old student at oregon state. he's tried to sneak willie onto campus, taking him away from home. his mom caught him. over the holiday break, he did it. do you blame him?
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look at the collie. mom ended up texting him the other day going, where is willie? he responded, he's coming to school for a higher education to provide stability for his future. she said simply, you're done. >> at least he made it to college. let's go to a girl who may not. a weatherman says he got a text from his daughter. he is the weather man in atlanta. he told the town it was going to snow. his daughter responded with my weather app disagrees. the weather app said it wasn't going to snow. his response, maybe the weather app should pay for your college tuition. >> oh, burn. >> boom. >> the internet loved it. loved it. retweeted 51,000 times. liked 157,000 times. guess what? it snowed. dad was right. >> truth be told, if you're in the tv news business, you're not
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this morning on "world news this morning on "world news now" the president's final speech to the country. see the packed house in his adopted hometown coming to its feet throughout the night. it was the president's most personal message that stole the show. and new salacious developments in the russian hacking scandal suggesting president-elect trump knew he was compromised by the russians. intelligence officials say they briefed trump on it. why is he now calling the story a fake? and new this half hour, a bizarre incident on facebook live. >> an uber driver holds someone hostage forcing the driver to help him rob the bank only to then give the money away. hear what the suspect claims he was doing it for. and we're getting our first
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look at the king of pop. >> it was a controversy. now the big reveal. we have reaction later on the skinny on this wednesday, january 11th. just wait until you see it. enjoy your breakfast now and wait until you see the white actor as michael jackson. >> it's a little rough. >> it is. we say good morning to you on this wednesday. we will get started in the midwest. in chicago president obama delivered an emotional address capping off eight years in office. >> the president reflected on his accomplishments and also touted the importance of democracy saying it's threatened whenever we take it for granted. he encouraged americans to get involved and engaged and even run for office.
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>> and this tribute was written in lights on a chicago high-rise there last night. the words thank you obama spelled out there. get more now from david wright. >> reporter: in chicago a hero's welcome for the 44th president, a favorite son of the windy city now on his last lap. >> yes, our progress has been uneven. the work of democracy has always been hard. it's always been contentious. sometimes it's been bloody. >> reporter: chicago was the city that launched him. a freshman senator on the rise. his hair darker, his kids younger. >> hello, chicago. >> reporter: hopes raised so high he was practically destined to disappoint. the audacity of hope confronting the gridlock of washington. obama insisted his legacy isn't all lost. >> my hope is that the
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president-elect and members of the congress from both parties look at where have we objectively made progress where things are working better. don't undo things just because i did them. >> reporter: a few things can't be taken away, first and foremost, just being america's first black president. he made history just by winning the election. obama himself acknowledged the racial divide still looms large. >> after my election there was talk of a post racial america. and such a vision, however well intended, was never realistic. >> reporter: another accomplishment, the history books are sure to include killing america's number one enemy. the critics would say you have to balance that against the fact that obama underestimated the threat posed by isis.
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his legacy judged by what he accomplished tends to be mixed. he fulfilled his campaign promise to turn the page from the bush years on american foreign policy to stress diplomacy rather than war. he opened dialogues and turned the page with the arab world. obama promised to end the wars in iraq and afghanistan and technically he did. but we still have troops on the ground in both countries. american drones have killed thousands of people by remote control. guantanamo is still open for business. the middle east engulfed in conflict, and the prospect of peace between israel and palestine seems more remote than ever. domestically, he's been a powerful voice when the nation mourned, channelling moral authority one mass shooting after another, after another. and yet, beyond the words, beyond that spiritual he clearly sang from the heart in charleston, what concrete
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measures can he point to that might reduce gun violence in the future? other things he accomplished and influenced are under threat. his turn around on same sex marriage helped an lgbt struggle mainstream. and then there's obamacare. the president couldn't help but get emotional with a special shoutout to the first lady. >> for the past 25 years you have not only been my wife and mother of my children, you've been my best friend. >> reporter: a poll shows he's going out on a high note. 55% as he gets set to retire. >> god bless you and may god bless the united states of america. >> reporter: change can be healthy. obama proved that eight years ago. and reminded his supporters to keep an open mind. >> you believe in a fair and just and inclusive america. you know that constant change
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has been america's hallmark, that it's not something to fear but something to embrace. you are willing to carry the hard work of democracy forward. >> reporter: soon enough we'll see if the new guy offers change for the better. there are limits to what any one man can do. obama proved that too. david wright in chicago. nine more days until he leaves office. and as donald trump then prepares to take office the fbi is investigating some unsubstantiated allegations that his aides colluded to hack the democratic party. >> alleged there's compromising personal information on donald trump including video of him with prostitutes. an attorney for trump accused of meeting in prague saying never been to prague in my life. >> trump fired back tweeting
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fake news, a total political witch hunt. the allegations were presented to president obama and donald trump during intelligence briefings last week and during a hearing yesterday. some members of congress pressed james comey about the claims and about the claims that republicans were also hacked. >> there were successful penetrations of some groups and campaigns, particularly the state level on the republican side of the aisle, and some limited penetration of old republican national committee -- >> comey refused to answer specific questions about whether trump was personally compromised by the russians saying he couldn't discuss any investigations that might be underway. former exxonmobil ceo former exxonmobil ceo taking his turn on capitol hill today. the nominee for secretary of state is expected to face tough questions about his ties to russia. also sec filings show exxon mobil did business with iran,
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syria and sudan when they were under u.s. terror sanctions. those dealings were legal at the time. and day two of confirmation hearings for jeff sessions begin in a few hours. day one included sessions' denial of alleged racist comments and his assurance he would stand up to donald trump when necessary. he also faced a question about one of the most controversial comments connected to the president-elect during the campaign. >> is grabbing a woman by her genitals without consent assault? >> clearly, it would be. >> day two will include a first, new jersey senator cory booker will testify against sessions. he'll become the first senator to give testimony against a colleague. now to the west coast. there's no let up to the weather
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misery out there. the storm system is over about a dozen states right now. it extends down into central california and across to the northern plains. thousands of northern californians have had to evacuate because of the flooding. some elderly residents here needed help. the river is heading for a height of more than 38 feet tonight. that's more than six feet above flood stage. the heavy snow in the sierra isn't all bad news. with 7 feet of snow all but shutting down lake tahoe resort area this snowboarder went out. the midwest here in omaha is getting a taste. this is pretty cool. that is not. you can tell there was rain followed by a quick temperature drop. it made driving not fun at all. >> it looks like an ice rink. and more bad weather on the way. let's get the details. >> paul williams with the bad
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news. good morning. >> good morning. we still have stormy patterns continuing along the west coast. this tropical surge will continue to feed into the monster of a storm that will continue to create the widespread showers against northern and central portions of california. flood threats throughout the entire area and up to three to five feet of snow in the upper elevations. as far as other areas of concern, one batch of rain and freezing stuff out of the way with another batch of rain out of the ohio valley region. a lot more news ahead on "world news now" including the former new york senator thrown off a light after he started ranting in the aisle. hear what he is saying about getting the boot. and the debate about what took more guts robbing a store or doing it in a leotard. stay with us. "world news now" weather
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including 8 cold and flu viruses. to help protect your home lysol that. getting around in the snow getting around in the snow is difficult. getting around on a unicycle is difficult as well. apparently doing both at the same time is a piece of cake. this video comes from minneapolis. of course, sub freezing temperatures didn't take this guy from making his daily one-wheeled ride to work. >> it seems safe. a former new york senator was outspoken on capitol hill. his vocal style cost him his seat on a jet blue flight, though.
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>> he was kicked off a plane in florida. this was cell phone video of him being escorted out. he asked some of the other passengers to join him. they said forget about it. >> stand up and walk out with me. we can still speak in this country. >> boo. >> that's not right. that's not right. how is that right in any way? that's not right. that is not right. >> passengers were already cranky because the flight was delayed more than six hours. he was more upset when the captain asked some of them to change their seats. >> if i'm in business class and i have in my blue chip, no way am i leaving. >> until they kick you out and realize you don't belong there. >> exactly. now to a bizarre incident in miami.
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an uber driver says he was forced to live stream a robbery. he was seen inside the bank telling the bank he has a bomb. he plans to surrender once he gives the money away to the poor. he claims he's trying to stop a war between the u.s. and russia. the man hands out the cash before being surrounded by police. both men are being questioned by the fbi at this point. and in independence, missouri, police are searching for a leotard bandit. he enters a studio and takes some merchandise and leaves. he returns wearing tights and one of the stolen leotards. >> he got away with dresses and several items. the wardrobe choice is what's raising lots of questions. >> oh, my god. >> maybe he went and tried them on and realized he picked out the wrong size and so he had to come back to get a different size? >> it could be, but maybe he's
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trying out for the next single ladies video? >> what size leo did you have for that one? >> boys small or lady's small. >> boys small or lady's small. i don't know. i've never worn one. i couldn't tell you. >> but you know all the moves. >> yeah. >> all right. when we come back, the first pick of who is playing michael jackson. >> once you see it, you can't unsee it. of reach for far too long:s have health insurance.that's been out how? they enrolled through covered california.
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♪ ♪ ♪ >> kind of surprised he didn't pick ♪ >> kind of surprised he didn't pick "the skinny" music to walk out to. >> i know. i was waiting for that one but not quite. >> it's not every day we merge politics and "the skinny." today they are crossing a little bit. we have to take a look at the obama speech sound track. >> last night was his swan song. we wanted to figure out what his song was. what was his song selection? ♪ >> he walked out to u2's "city of blinding lights". it's the same song that welcomed him to the stage ten years ago when he announced he would
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campaign for president. it ties it together. >> it does. he knows michelle is a big fan of stevie wonder. over the years they've used him. he's one of his favorite artists. in 2012 for his final speech on the campaign trail this was it. ♪ signed sealed delivered i'm yours ♪ >> he's had varying artists over the years. >> on twitter people are raving. jackie wilson higher and higher number two. aretha franklin, sing. and springsteen arising. >> byron knows all the music. >> clearly it doesn't matter. obama was a fan. the president was busy over the weekend. it's not often that you get the president as your groomsman, but
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that was the case in florida. he flew down to be in the wedding of his friend, his golf buddy, and also the trip director for the white house there who was getting married. >> now, here's the other funny part. the first lady couldn't attend but john kerry was there. and he also acted as the officiant of the marriage ceremony. >> this is amazing. remember we told you about joseph fiennes playing michael jackson. now is your first view of it. >> hi. >> hi. >> my word. >> there's a little controversy over this casting choice to begin with. the main source of that controversy being that michael jackson was a black manand joseph fiennes isn't. however, now we're getting our first look at the makeup situation. >> it's horrible.
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looks like i'm good all night! some cough medicines only last 4 hours. but just one mucinex lasts 12 hours. let's end this. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> uplifting music. >> we have an uplifting story. >> we do. you may remember emily. we met her five years ago. her appearances on the bachelor and bachelorette. >> those appearances unfortunately led to heart break. we decided to do a little where are they now checking in with emily and i got to go down to charlotte and hang out with her and her family in her new home. she is clearly as busy as ever. check it out. >> hi. >> we first met emily on season
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15 of the bachelor looking for love after losing her fiance. she then went on to the bachelorette. both seasons ended in a proposal. but they both publicly ended. she went back to church and met her current husband. >> i got pregnant when jennings was six months old. i was like i don't have this thing figured out at all. >> adding to the challenge she had morning sickness. >> i was put on a medicine, and it changed my life. >> she's now a paid spokesperson for the drug but credits tyler and her 11-year-old daughter with getting her through the rough pregnancy by being helpful. something we saw firsthand. in the meantime, emily says she loves watching "the bachelor" and has one piece of advice for nick.
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>> i always say that i should not give anybody any bachelor bachelorette tips. just have fun. >> it's something she also tries to follow in her reality. >> when i'm in the car and both babies start crying, i laugh. give yourself lots of grace. >> some good advice from her. >> monday's night's episode ended with sending home liz. >> kiss count, the kiss count stops at nine. more drama next week. analyst out. >> so, jack, we need to talk about this. you gave us your analysis. >> yes. >> and how did you know what was going to happen? we recorded kiss count from ten to one so in the event he came
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good morning. i'm kendis good morning. i'm kendis gibson. good morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm diane macedo. >> the fbi is looking into claims that donald trump was personally compromised by the russians along with allegations that his aides actually helped russia hack the democrats. we have all the details coming up. emotional farewell. president obama delivering his final speech to the country from his hometown in chicago. recounting his accomplishments, expressing hope, and shedding a few tears. the confirmation hearings continue on capitol hill. today donald trump's choices to lead the cia and others before they go to senate committees for the first time. >> and fifa defending the decision to expand the world cup
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to 48 countries starting with the 2026 edition of the tournament. it makes it more inclusive, they say. those are the top stories on this wednesday, january 11th. from abc news, this is "world news now." hello to you. we'll start this half hour with potentially damaging allegations about secret ties apparently between russia and the president-elect, donald trump. just nine days before he's sworn in. >> the claims are unsubstantiated but are being investigated by the fbi. they accuse his aides of possibly helping in the hacking of the democratic party. trump labeled the story as fake news on twitter. brian ross explains why this is coming to light now. >> we've been trying to verify anything here and the facts we were able to corroborate weren't
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there. that one of trump's lawyers met in prague, he said i've never been to prague in my life. operatives of the democratic party have been trying to get this to go public since before the election and even after. it's coming out now because of the briefing last week to president obama and president-elect trump. they were told about some of these allegations as an example of some of the things the russians might do. the point was they didn't do it to trump to underscore the point of the fbi. they thought nothing could be verified but when they came up in the senate confirmation hearings, it became a legitimate story. >> it came from anonymous sources deep inside the kremlin. an fbi official said they were too salacious to not be investigated. and now to obama saying good-bye in his hometown of chicago. >> he walked out to what was a
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standing ovation as he delivered his farewell address reflecting on his legacy and expressing optimism. he actually became quite emotional and wiped away tears as he thanked his family, his staff and his vice president. here's liz of our chicago station. >> america's first black president stepped on stage before the city and people that first elected him. >> you made me a better president and you made me a better man. >> reporter: grayed and visibly aged from two terms in the white house. >> if i told you eight years ago that america would reverse a great recession, reboot our auto industry, and unleash the longest stretch of job creation in our history. >> reporter: president obama tried to convey a more realistic message of hope. >> our founders argued, they quarreled. eventually they compromised. they expected us to do the same. >> reporter: the 44th presidency was marred with hard fought battles.
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the one that lingers is the fight over his name sake health care policy. republicans have promised to dismantle it immediately. >> if anyone can put together a plan that is better than the improvements we've made to our health care system that covers this many people at less cost, i will publicly support it. >> reporter: the crowd of thousands braved the wind and cold to be here. >> we have to do this. i want them to remember. i want my girls to be engaged. >> reporter: as he prepares to pass the oval office on an outgoing president obama begged his loyalists to give president-elect trump a chance. >> i'm asking you to believe not in my ability to bring about change, but in yours. >> reporter: president obama was joined by the first lady and their oldest daughter as well as vice president joe biden and his wife. they briefly attended a party for long-time obama supporters before heading to the airport. this is expected to be the first family's last flight aboard air
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force one. in chicago, liz, channel 7 eyewitness news. >> we saw them arrive at the white house moments ago. now to the woman president obama fought hard to be his successor. there was a rare hillary clinton sighting in washington d.c. >> the nominee and one time secretary of state attended the opening of the state department museum. without mentioning donald trump's name, she said the museum's lessons are more urgent and vital than ever. >> diplomacy is one of the greatest forces for peace, prosperity and progress the world has ever known. >> reporter: the u.s. will weather every storm by staying true to the universal values. one of the halls will be named in her honor. the latest severe storm in the west causing travel delays, mud slides, floodings. residents are being evacuated from some areas in northern california. this elderly woman needed help out of her home in sonoma county.
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her trailer home was flooded by the waters. the russian river is expected to meet more than 6 feet above flood stage. >> and snow and ice blamed for a pileup in eastern washington. the truck driver who took the video says many of the motorists were going too fast for the conditions. we get more on the extreme weather from kayna whitworth. >> reporter: a total white out in the west. the california highway patrol shutting down interstate 80. >> it's snowing hard. >> reporter: with up to 10 more feet of fresh snow on the way. even a short walk outside could be disorienting and deadly. flooding is a worry. so much rain in the region the land giving away. in san francisco uprooted trees and the smell of gas forced residents from their home. and officials opening flood gates for the first time in more than a decade in an effort to
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keep sacramento dry. >> a river is rising and people have been stuck in this hotel for a couple of days. and this rain isn't going away any time soon. abc news, california. that's going to be hard to keep dry in northern california. again today, that's not the only area facing bad weather. >> paul williams has the details for us. good morning. >> good morning. still concerned about widespread flooding throughout california affecting sacramento, san francisco, all the down through fresno. look along i-5, flooding and snow in the upper elevation. between four to eight feet in some areas. frigid air from the north to the south putting the deep freeze in a sharp contrast to the south of the front. to the north of it, icy cold. it's going to bring about snow showers in the great lakes and reaching back toward portions of wyoming to idaho. in the northeast, a batch of
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regular rain beginning to surge along with mild air coming out of the ohio valley region. our thanks to paul. to an incident out of oklahoma city. police are trying to find a man accused of an attempted kidnapping at a wrestling tournament. they're hoping he doesn't do the same thing again. they release video showing the incident. a man putting an 8-year-old in a bear hug and trying to get away with him. the boy was kicking and screaming the entire time before the man eventually dropped him. some best buy geek squad employees have been moonlighting as fbi informants. the payments were made in kentucky over a four year period from 2008 to 2012. a formal relationship, but they said there's a moral and legal obligation to inform about some material. walmart plans to eliminate 1,000 jobs by the end of the
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month. most of the cuts will come from the human resources department. walmart announced 7,000 job cuts in september. they are looking to trim expenses as it focuses on online sales and boost wages for employees. this image involves a famous surfing dog named sugar. >> there was quite an encounter. can you make out what's in the wave? >> there's sugar on the surfboard. look on the water. that's a shark swimming a few feet away from sugar. um, thankfully her owner said sugar was fine. and she'll be back on her board soon. apparently the shark does not have a sweet tooth for sugar, but -- >> the dog is named sugar, a sweet tooth. >> the dog is a talented surfer.
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i'm jealous of her skills. i'm trying to save you by talking about -- >> it's a famous dog. yeah. all right. coming up the legacy of michelle obama. leave me hanging out there in the meantime. >> the president's emotional tribute to his wife last night. we'll take a look at that and how she reinvented the role of first lady. >> and one mom's message to all parents after she saved her daughter's life. the incredible moment caught by a nanny cam. you're watching "world news now." a nanny cam. you're watching "world news now." "world news now" weather ought to you by musinexdm. it'll take care of your cough. fine! i'll text you in 4 hours when your cough returns. one pill lasts 12 hours, so... looks like i'm good all night! ah! david, please, listen. still not coughing. not fair you guys! waffles are my favorite! ah! some cough medicines only last 4 hours. but just one mucinex
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with grace and with grit and with style. and good humor. >> president calling her by her full name from the south side. paying tribute to his wife during his farewell speech in chicago. >> usually that means you're in trouble, but he was phrasing her saying she made the white house a place that belongs to everybody. >> as they get ready to exit the stage, we look at the first lady's legacy of hope and inspiration. >> reporter: from the first steps on election night in 2008 in chicago, she struck a chord with so many, transfixed by a first lady who was unapologetically herself and never afraid to break the rules. from the beginning this educated lawyer maintained that her primary role in the white house would be mom and chief to her young daughters. >> she had these very young children coming into the white house, and as she had said since, what am i doing with these babies?
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it is a very difficult role. >> reporter: but she soon adopted causes that defined her as america's mom, improving the lives of families all over the country. >> michelle obama. >> reporter: a signature cause, fighting childhood obesity with her let's move campaign. spurring the country to get up and dance. she's been a champion for higher education, pushing the disadvantaged to always dream big and working globally to give more kids access to quality education. her passion? rooted in her own uniquely american story growing up on the south side of the chicago. >> her father's family from georgetown, south carolina. not far removed from slavery. making the migration to chicago as so many african americans did. understanding that the way for his children to have a better life was a good education. and for her to be able to embody that was very, very important.
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>> reporter: a world apart from her initiation into american royalty. ♪ >> reporter: but as the very first african american first lady, she faced unique challenges. something she addressed in a 2015 commencement at the historically black university. >> the first time i was on a magazine cover it was a cartoon drawing of me with a huge afro and a machine gun. it knocked me back a bit. >> reporter: now as the obamas prepare to say good-bye, the first lady imploring americans to never giver up. >> empower yourselves with a good education and then get out there and use that education to build a country worthy of your boundless promise. lead by example with hope. never fear. and know that i will be with you rooting for you and working to support you for the rest of my life. being your first lady has been
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the greatest honor of my life. and i hope i've made you proud. [ applause ] >> reporter: juju chang, abc news, new york. nine days left? >> yeah. she's been such a role model for so many people. so many people teared up during that speech. coming up, it's time to play in the ball pit just for grownups. >> and then there's our youngster, will, who is in the house with that story and more. "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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it's a new year filled with unique stories. >> will is here. >> thank you. happy new year. >> happy new year to you. >> thank you. happy new year. >> happy new year to you. for our first truth for the new year, how about we keep it all in the family. >> okay. >> these siblings didn't have to travel too far to see each other. they all live in the same nursing home. lawrence the brother in the back in the brown sweater was the last to join the party at the living center in november joining his sisters whose ages
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range from 85 to 98. they started their lives together and are happy to be reunited all these years later. >> is it now a home just for them? >> they run the party now. >> i wonder if they're still fighting over the remote and doing typical sibling things. >> i think he joined the home to keep up the men that are trying to hit on his sisters. >> move over. >> yeah. or i'll move you over. >> i don't know why i said it in italian. >> they're italian and from outside of boston. >> there you go. >> next up, we've been on bad dates. one restaurant in florida is here to bail you out the next time that tinder date tanks. the restaurant posted a sign in their bathroom advising women to order an angel shot from the bar if they need help escaping a bad date. the idea is to keep women safe when they're meeting someone for the first time.
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if they order it neat, they'll be escorted to the car. or they can order it with lime and the restaurant staff will call the police. >> this is serious. >> this is meant for if you think someone is dangerous, not just -- >> a bad date. >> that's not what his photo looked like. yeah. it's not if you're being cat fished. it's if the guy is totally creepy. >> yeah. good idea right? >> why is the internet freaking out about this beach? it's an adult ball pit made up of 1.1 million white plastic balls. the installation was created in new york and traveled from d.c. to tampa and now folks down under are unleashing their inner child to take the plunge. how fun does that look? >> we need that. >> i love that. maybe a little "world news now"
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one sister is almost two. you'll find them surrounded by princesses. >> i like princesses. >> reporter: and never far from a snack. >> we're pretty vigilant with what they eat. or their mom, jennifer. sunday afternoon the mother pulled out the veggie chips. >> this was not something i was alarmed at giving her. >> reporter: as she learned in the minutes that followed, everything was recorded on this nanny cam. >> i was fiddling with the tv and then i finally heard something. she was running toward me. >> reporter: it was her daughter turning blue. >> i gave her back blows and nothing happened. so i did the heimlich and right when i did it, it popped out. >> she was eating and then she choke. >> reporter: even her big sister jumped into action. >> i got her water. >> reporter: the american academy of pediatrics says an average of 12,400 kids under 14
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end up in ers for choking each year. hull says in her case, it was the infant safety classes she and her husband took before their daughter was born that made the difference. >> we sat in the classes before we had kids, and they were teaching us exact lay what to do. >> reporter: she shared the videos as a scary reminder that the courses were worth it. there with so many people who said i need to sign up for these classes. that's why she wants you to see it. because you'd do anything to keep your child safe. one day you might have to. >> i remember how scared it was i was. it just happened and i was really thankful that it went the way it went. >> happy to report on a happy ending, and that's the news for this half hour.
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this morning on "world news now," new this morning on "world news now," new fears of russian involvement in american politics. intelligence officials are looking into unconfirmed claims that russia gathered personal information about president-elect trump. those allegations represented to those allegations represented to trump at his intelligence briefing but this morning the president-elect is calling the whole story fake. hear how his transition team is responding. yes, we did. president obama's farewell speech. encouragement for many americans uncertain of the future and what brought him to tears in a city that started it all for the first family. and later the move to shut down a backpage.com website. opponents say it promotes prostitution, but site's executives were no shows in congress while victims testify
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that the site fuels sex slavery. >> the postal carrier and the watchful k-9. we'll tell you what a mailman did for one dog that will warm even the coldest of hearts. it's wednesday, january 11th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> even the coldest of hearts. >> even the coldest of hearts. there's one around here somewhere, but yeah. >> we are going to start on a serious note. explosive but unsubstantiated allegations of ties between russia and donald trump. >> this is like cold war era type spying information happening here. the fbi investigating unconfirmed claims that trump was personally compromised by the russians, and that his aides were involved in organizing the russian hack of the democratic party. the information was delivered to
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the fbi and numerous news organizations before and after the election. overnight the president-elect issued a flat denial tweeting fake news, a witch hunt. the allegations were reportedly presented to obama and trump during intelligence briefings last week. kellyanne conway denies that. >> we should be concerned that intelligence officials leaked to the press and won't go and tell the president-elect or the president of the united states himself now what the information is. they would rather go tell the press. >> but the report was -- the press report was about them going to the president. >> and it says they never brief him on it. that they appended two pages of the bottom of his intelligence report. >> i believe it said they did brief him on it. >> he said he's not aware of that. the fbi said the allegations were too salacious not to be investigated. we should reiterate none of the claims have been verified by abc
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and some have been proven false. a trump lawyer accused of meeting with the russians in prague says he's never been to prague in his life. and president obama is offering some comfort and optimism as he prepares to turn over the country to donald trump. the president delivered a farewell speech in chicago tearing up as he thanked his family and staff and vice president. and he called on americans to embrace democracy and reject discrimination. abc was there. >> reporter: barack obama's farewell. >> it's good to be home. >> reporter: the 44th president, the first family, the vice president and his wife surrounded by thousands of supporters in the place where it began, chicago. >> this is where i learned that change only happens when ordinary people get involved and they get engaged.
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and they come together to demand it. >> reporter: the nation's first black president spoke of the historic nature of his presidency and the work of his administration. bringing the country back from recession, foreign policy, health care. >> america's a better, stronger place than it was when we started. >> reporter: addressing income inequality, terrorism and other threats to american democracy. >> we all have to start with the premise that each of our fellow citizens loves this country just as much as we do. >> reporter: the president's emotional moment speaking about the first daughters and first lady, michelle obama. >> you made the white house a place that belongs to everybody. >> reporter: the president's message to supporters, a thank you but also a call to action. >> i am asking you to believe not in my ability to bring about change but in yours. >> reporter: trying to leave office the way he entered it. on a wave of hope. >> yes, we can.
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yes, we did. we can. thank you. >> reporter: for the supporters a big afterparty. for president obama, his final trip on air force one. abc news, chicago. our thanks to kendis. >> a lot of tears shed. the president got tearful, people in the audience. there's malia crying. >> we should point out that sasha obama was not there because she has a big exam tomorrow morning. she stayed back at the white house, but -- >> very responsible of her. >> exactly, the entire family traveled. this was his last official trip on air force one because when he leaves office they're going to actually just head down the street in georgetown. these live pictures in the early morning hours of air force base in maryland. the president and vice president coming in after the emotional farewell speech. >> end of an era. >> and michelle obama sent out a personal tweet after the speech
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saying with the most adorable family photo saying so proud of potus and all we've accomplished together. an incredible journey filled with remarkable people. i love you, barack. >> there's the president getting teary eyed himself. >> and there were a lot of people in the audience as well. >> senator jeff sessions will face a round of questions today after defending his civil rights record during day one of his confirmation hearing. >> demonstrators were removed from the committee chambers moments before the hearing began. sessions then faced questions on a wide range of topics. he insisted he would stay independent of the white house and he promised to crack down on, quote, the scourge of radical islamic terrorism. the alabama republican also addressed accusations that he's made racist comments. >> people have fairly promptly tried to label you as a racist or a bigot or whatever you want to say. how does that make you feel?
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>> well, that does not feel good. there was an organized effort to caricature me as something that wasn't true. it was very painful. it wasn't accurate then, and it's not accurate now. >> on the subject of amnesty for undocumented immigrants, sessions said he would follow any laws passed by congress. however, he did say a continuous cycle of amnesty encourages more illegal immigration. >> the homeland security secretary nominee john kelley is backing donald trump's call for a wall at the mexican border. the retired marine general told the senate committee on homeland security that closing the border would be his top priority. he said a wall would have to be supplemented with patrols by federal and local authorities. coming up after the break, we'll have the rest of the morning's headlines including the latest on dangerous flash
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floods in northern california. residents across that region are having to be rescued from their homes. and the hit show blackish getting buzz at the golden globes and not shying away from difficult topics. we'll see what the show has planned for tonight taking on the presidential election. and how voters were divided along racial lines. >> and you can always weigh in on facebook. find us at wnnfans.com or on twitter. you're watching "world news now." twitter twitter @abcwnn
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coveri covering the extreme weather in the west, a second major rainstorm battering northern california causing flooding in many areas. some residents had to be evacuated as the russian river overflowed. residents say this is the worst they've seen in years. the river is expected to rise more than six feet above flood stage by tonight. there's also more snow in oregon. another 8 to 14 inches by this afternoon and even more south. workers are using a giant snow blower to clear a highway along the gorge. they say this type of snow is not safe to clear with a regular plow. most schools are closed today in the area. the white supremacist who gunned down church goers in south carolina was sentenced to death. the jury of dylann roof reached a unanimous sentence.
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it took nearly three hours of deliberations. he told jurors that life in prison wasn't worth the effort. he said that he plans to appeal and he also faces a state trial. now, dozens gathered in orlando to remember a police officer gunned down in the line of duty. a man hunt is underway for the suspect who allegedly murdered deborah clayton. she was shot after she approached the man. a reward for information leading to the arrest is up to $100,000. the executives of backpage.com are apparently refusing to cooperate in a congressional investigation into sex trafficking. called to testify yesterday about whether the site is running sex trafficking ads and helping to conceal them, the executives took the fifth amendment. >> reporter: backpage.com is denying any involvement in sex trafficking but the classified ad site shut down the adult
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section in the u.s. calling it a protest against government censorship. the move on the eve of the senate hearing on capitol hill where the site's top executives all pleaded the fifth. >> only time will tell if this action is an end to back pages online sex trafficking of children or a publicity stunt. >> reporter: lawmakers didn't mince words and families of the alleged victims bravely shared their stories hoping to make a difference. >> and what she went through on a daily basis is unimaginable to me. >> what happened to my daughter on backpage.com is criminal. >> reporter: their emotional testimonies following the release of a senate report found backpage.com. promoted sex trafficking. and accused the executives of sanitizing ads to eliminate red
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flags. >> this list of terms is chilling. starting in 2010 backpage deleted words including teenage, rape, young, little girl, teen, fresh, innocent, schoolgirl, and even amber alert. >> reporter: based on the findings lawmakers say they will look to see if any legislative changes are necessary and consider referring this matter to the justice department for further review. thank you to liz there. and top fox news host bill o'reilly has been at the center of a sexual harassment case. the new york times reports o'reilly was accused of pursuing a relationship with a former fox personality back in 2011. the paper reports fox executives struck a deal with the woman just after roger ailes was ousted from the company amid the sexual harassment scandal. in exchange for her silence, she was reportedly paid a sum in the high six figures. in paris they're looking
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into whether the robbery of kim kardashian west was an inside job. more than $10 million of jewelry was stolen while she was staying in paris in october. the possibility of an inside job was raised after the arrest of a chauffeur and his brother. french investigators may travel to the u.s. to question her about the case. you ever play monopoly and fight before the game starts over who is what piece? >> yes. >> i'm the horse. >> we could soon be fighting over a hash tag or a monster truck. the classic game pieces would be getting a makeover. >> fans are voting online on whether to replace some or all of the tokens. voting is underway now through the end of the month at votemonopoly.com.
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>> the iron is not on the list. i hate ironing. why would i want to be an iron? i don't know. but some of the choices are really interesting. there's an emoji. >> like the turd emoji? >> no. no. i think it's a winky smiley face. >> okay. >> anyway, check out the list and cast your vote. coming up the stars of "blackish" a sitcom that dares to take on hot button issues like the presidential election. >> you're watching "world news now." "world news now" continues after this from our abc st
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if there's one sitcom fearless enough to take on issues, it's "blackish". one of the stars just won for actress in a tv comedy series. >> the show as been very unapologetic from the beginning. so much so,
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even president-elect donald trump once suggested it was politically incorrect. >> he suggested that? >> correct. we are up all nightline with deborah roberts. ♪ >> reporter: anthony andersen's character on "blackish" is mourning the final days of the obama administration. >> this is why you took a sick day from work? to make a slide show? >> what happens when the winners and losers are supposed on the same team. >> reporter: this week is about the presidential election. >> what happens? >> reporter: the johnson family is floored by the surprise election of donald trump. >> why aren't you guys dressed for school? >> we don't have school today. >> they gave us a day of reflection. >> anderson plays dre, a father of four. >> reporter: the family is
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watching the election results and there's devastation to donald trump's election. is that something you experienced when you watched it or were you that surprised? >> devastation? no. i'm not going to say i experienced that, but surprise, yes. >> if you all had turned out for hillary the way you turned out for barack. >> reporter: he and his colleagues struggle. exploring what motivated trump supporters. >> there's this yapping about female supporters. >> of course i want a female president. i just didn't want it to be her. >> not everyone that we interact with in our lives is of the same accord, and that should reflect in the stories we tell on our show. >> as much as i love disagreeing with your mom -- >> reporter: blackish attacks controversy with humor.
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the wife wears her frustration over the election on her sleeve, literally. >> what's going on? seriously? >> what? >> everything you're wearing is from an npr commercial. >> she's wearing the swag. >> i'm spinning out of control sort of unclear on how to respond to what i'm feeling. black lives matter button. what i do like about what my character is doing, some of what i did in my life. i didn't do christmas gifts this year. i donated to planned parenthood and the aclu. >> will blackish continue to explore subjects around maybe this new administration? >> i'm sure that we will find some interesting ways to tackle the subject. >> reporter: for nightline, deborah roberts. burr bank, california. >> one of the cast members, one of the members said they voted for trump and there was a giant gasp there on that episode. >> your failure is undeniable. i have to remember that line next time i'm in an argument.
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could easily get in and out of the house. and he said that he actually built it for his dog but his dog has since passed. so he came over, brought the lumber and reassembled. >> he did it now that the dog can't run after him and attack him. >> yes. what if it was still a puppy. >> listen to him. >> a happy animal. i had it in my backyard because my dog needed it at one time. he passed on. i gave it to them. a mailman that likes dogs, go figure. >> i love that he recognizes the irony. jeff we appreciate it. i'm sure the whole family does too. there's a certain oregon state college student that's a little bit in trouble this morning. here is why. he loves his dog willie. he's a 20-year-old student at oregon state. he's tried to sneak willie onto campus, taking him away from home. his mom caught him. over the holiday break, he did it. do you blame him?
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look at the collie. mom ended up texting him the other day going, where is willie? he responded, he's coming to school for a higher education to provide stability for his future. she said simply, you're done. >> at least he made it to college. let's go to a girl who may not. a weatherman says he got a text from his daughter. he is the weather man in atlanta. he told the town it was going to snow. his daughter responded with my weather app disagrees. the weather app said it wasn't going to snow. his response, maybe the weather app should pay for your college tuition. >> oh, burn. >> boom. >> the internet loved it. loved it. retweeted 51,000 times. liked 157,000 times. guess what? it snowed. dad was right. >> truth be told, if you're in the tv news business, you're not paying for her college education
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visit stjude.org. this mor this morning on "world news now" the president's final speech to the country. see the packed house in his adopted hometown coming to its feet throughout the night. it was the president's most personal message that stole the show. and new salacious developments in the russian hacking scandal suggesting president-elect trump knew he was compromised by the russians. intelligence officials say they briefed trump on it. why is he now calling the story a fake? and new this half hour, a bizarre incident on facebook live. >> an uber driver holds someone hostage forcing the driver to help him rob the bank only to then give the money away. hear what the suspect claims he was doing it for. and we're getting our first
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look at the king of pop. >> it was a controversy. now the big reveal. we have reaction later on the skinny on this wednesday, january 11th. from abc news, this is "world news now." just wait until you see it. enjoy your breakfast now and wait until you see the white actor as michael jackson. >> it's a little rough. >> it is. we say good morning to you on this wednesday. we will get started in the midwest. in chicago president obama delivered an emotional address capping off eight years in office. >> the president reflected on his accomplishments and also touted the importance of democracy saying it's threatened whenever we take it for granted. he encouraged americans to get involved and engaged and even run for office. >> and this tribute was written in lights on a chicago high-rise
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there last night. the words thank you obama spelled out there. get more now from david wright. >> reporter: in chicago a hero's welcome for the 44th president, a favorite son of the windy city now on his last lap. >> yes, our progress has been uneven. the work of democracy has always been hard. it's always been contentious. sometimes it's been bloody. >> reporter: chicago was the city that launched him. a freshman senator on the rise. his hair darker, his kids younger. >> hello, chicago. >> reporter: hopes raised so high he was practically destined to disappoint. the audacity of hope confronting the gridlock of washington. obama insisted his legacy isn't all lost. >> my hope is that the
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president-elect and members of the congress from both parties look at where have we objectively made progress where things are working better. don't undo things just because i did them. >> reporter: a few things can't be taken away, first and foremost, just being america's first black president. he made history just by winning the election. obama himself acknowledged the racial divide still looms large. >> after my election there was talk of a post racial america. and such a vision, however well intended, was never realistic. >> reporter: another accomplishment, the history books are sure to include killing america's number one enemy. the critics would say you have to balance that against the fact that obama underestimated the threat posed by isis. his legacy judged by what he
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accomplished tends to be mixed. he fulfilled his campaign promise to turn the page from the bush years on american foreign policy to stress diplomacy rather than war. he opened dialogues and turned the page with the arab world. obama promised to end the wars in iraq and afghanistan and technically he did. but we still have troops on the ground in both countries. american drones have killed thousands of people by remote control. guantanamo is still open for business. the middle east engulfed in conflict, and the prospect of peace between israel and palestine seems more remote than ever. domestically, he's been a powerful voice when the nation mourned, channelling moral authority one mass shooting after another, after another. and yet, beyond the words, beyond that spiritual he clearly sang from the heart in
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charleston, what concrete measures can he point to that might reduce gun violence in the future? other things he accomplished and influenced are under threat. his turn around on same sex marriage helped an lgbt struggle mainstream. and then there's obamacare. the president couldn't help but get emotional with a special shoutout to the first lady. >> for the past 25 years you have not only been my wife and mother of my children, you've been my best friend. >> reporter: a poll shows he's going out on a high note. his highest approval rating in seven years. 55% as he gets set to retire. >> god bless you and may god bless the united states of america. >> reporter: change can be healthy. obama proved that eight years ago. and reminded his supporters to keep an open mind. >> you believe in a fair and just and inclusive america. you know that constant change
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has been america's hallmark, that it's not something to fear but something to embrace. you are willing to carry the hard work of democracy forward. >> reporter: soon enough we'll see if the new guy offers change for the better. there are limits to what any one man can do. obama proved that too. david wright in chicago. nine more days until he leaves office. and as donald trump then prepares to take office the fbi is investigating some unsubstantiated allegations that his aides colluded to hack the democratic party. unverified documents turned over to the fbi alleged there's compromising personal information on donald trump including video of him with prostitutes. an attorney for trump accused of meeting in prague saying never been to prague in my life. >> trump fired back tweeting
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fake news, a total political witch hunt. the allegations were presented to president obama and donald trump during intelligence briefings last week and during a hearing yesterday. some members of congress pressed james comey about the claims and about the claims that republicans were also hacked. >> there were successful penetrations of some groups and campaigns, particularly the state level on the republican side of the aisle, and some limited penetration of old republican national committee -- >> comey refused to answer specific questions about whether trump was personally compromised by the russians saying he couldn't discuss any investigations that might be underway. former exxonmobil ceo taking his turn on capitol hill today. the nominee for secretary of state is expected to face tough questions about his ties to russia. also sec filings show exxon mobil did business with iran,
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syria and sudan when they were under u.s. terror sanctions. those dealings were legal at the time. and day two of confirmation hearings for jeff sessions begin in a few hours. day one included sessions' denial of alleged racist comments and his assurance he would stand up to donald trump when necessary. he also faced a question about one of the most controversial comments connected to the president-elect during the campaign. >> is grabbing a woman by her genitals without consent assault? >> clearly, it would be. >> day two will include a first, new jersey senator cory booker will testify against sessions. he'll become the first senator to give testimony against a colleague. now to the west coast. there's no let up to the weather misery out there. the storm system is over about a
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dozen states right now. it extends down into central california and across to the northern plains. thousands of northern californians have had to evacuate because of the flooding. some elderly residents here needed help. the river is heading for a height of more than 38 feet tonight. that's more than six feet above flood stage. the heavy snow in the sierra isn't all bad news. with 7 feet of snow all but shutting down lake tahoe resort area this snowboarder went out. the midwest here in omaha is getting a taste. this is pretty cool. that is not. you can tell there was rain followed by a quick temperature drop. it made driving not fun at all. >> it looks like an ice rink. and more bad weather on the way. let's get the details.
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>> paul williams with the bad news. good morning. >> good morning. we still have stormy patterns continuing along the west coast. this tropical surge will continue to feed into the monster of a storm that will continue to create the widespread showers against northern and central portions of california. flood threats throughout the entire area and up to three to five feet of snow in the upper elevations. as far as other areas of concern, one batch of rain and freezing stuff out of the way with another batch of rain out of the ohio valley region. a lot more news ahead on "world news now" including the former new york senator thrown off a flight after he started ranting in the aisle. hear what he is saying about getting the boot. and the debate about what took more guts robbing a store or doing it in a leotard. stay with us. stay with us. "world news now" weather
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being escorted out. he asked some of the other passengers to join him. they said forget about it. >> stand up and walk out with me. we can still speak in this country. >> boo. >> that's not right. that's not right. how is that right in any way? that's not right. that is not right. >> passengers were already cranky because the flight was delayed more than six hours. he was more upset when the captain asked some of them to change their seats. >> if i'm in business class and i have my blue chip, no way am i leaving. >> until they kick you out and realize you don't belong there. >> exactly. now to a bizarre incident in miami. an uber driver says he was forced to live stream a robbery. he was seen inside the bank
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telling the bank he has a bomb. he plans to surrender once he gives the money away to the poor. he claims he's trying to stop a war between the u.s. and russia. the man hands out the cash before being surrounded by police. both men are being questioned by the fbi at this point. and in independence, missouri, police are searching for a leotard bandit. he enters a studio and takes some merchandise and leaves. he returns wearing tights and one of the stolen leotards. >> he got away with dresses and several items. eseveral several dance tuesday owes have been robbed in recent weeks. the wardrobe choice is what's raising lots of questions. >> oh, my god. >> maybe he went and tried them on and realized he picked out the wrong size and so he had to come back to get a different size?
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>> it could be, but maybe he's trying out for the next single ladies video? >> what size leo did you have for that one? >> boys small or lady's small. i don't know. i've never worn one. i couldn't tell you. >> but you know all the moves. >> yeah. >> all right. when we come back, the first picks of who is playing michael jackson. >> once you see it, you can't unsee it. but you have to see it. >> plus the world's most powerful groomsman. "the skinny" is next.
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♪ ♪ >> kind of surprised he didn't pick "the skinny" music to walk out to. >> i know. i was waiting for that one but not quite. >> it's not every day we merge politics and "the skinny." today they are crossing a little bit. we have to take a look at the obama speech sound track. >> last night was his swan song. we wanted to figure out what his song was. what was his song selection? ♪ >> he walked out to u2's "city of blinding lights". it's the same song that welcomed him to the stage ten years ago when he announced he would campaign for president.
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it ties it together. >> it does. he knows michelle is a big fan of stevie wonder. over the years they've used him. he's one of his favorite artists. in 2012 for his final speech on the campaign trail this was it. ♪ signed sealed delivered i'm yours ♪ >> he's had varying artists over the years. >> on twitter people are raving. jackie wilson higher and higher number two. aretha franklin, sing. and springsteen arising. >> byron knows all the music. >> clearly it doesn't matter. obama was a fan. the president was busy over the weekend. it's not often that you get the president as your groomsman, but
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that was the case in florida. he flew down to be in the wedding of his friend, his golf buddy, and also the trip director for the white house there who was getting married. >> now, here's the other funny part. the first lady couldn't attend but john kerry was there. and he also acted as the officiant of the marriage ceremony. >> this is amazing. remember we told you about joseph fiennes playing michael jackson. now is your first view of it. >> hi. >> my word. >> there's a little controversy over this casting choice to begin with. the main source of that controversy being that michael jackson was a black man and joseph fiennes isn't. however, now we're getting our first look at the makeup situation. >> it's horrible.
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check it out. >> hi. >> we first met emily on season 15 of the bachelor looking for love after losing her fiance. she then went on to the bachelorette. both seasons ended in a proposal. but they both publicly ended. she went back to church and met her current husband. >> i got pregnant when jennings was six months old. i was like i don't have this thing figured out at all. >> adding to the challenge she had morning sickness. >> i was put on a medicine, and it changed my life. >> she's now a paid spokesperson for the drug but credits tyler and her 11-year-old daughter with getting her through the rough pregnancy by being helpful. something we saw firsthand. in the meantime, emily says she loves watching "the bachelor" and has one piece of advice for nick.
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>> i always say that i should not give anybody any bachelor bachelorette tips. just have fun. >> it's something she also tries to follow in her reality. >> when i'm in the car and both babies start crying, i laugh. give yourself lots of grace. >> some good advice from her. >> monday's night's episode ended with sending home liz. >> kiss count, the kiss count stops at nine. more drama next week. analyst out. >> so, jack, we need to talk about this. you gave us your analysis. >> yes. >> and how did you know what was going to happen? we recorded kiss count from ten to one so in the event he came
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making news in america this morning, explosive but unconfirmed claims of secret ties to russia. an unsubstantiated report alleging russia has damaging information about president-elect trump is now out, and he is lashing out saying it's fake news. we're live in washington. a final farewell. president obama addressing the country his final time as president laying out the last eight years, the threats to democracy and wiping away tears when talking about the first lady. >> you took on a role you didn't ask for, and you made it your own with grace and with grit and with style and with humor. >> his emotional message to america, and ove

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