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popular videos. ♪ sorority recruitment video. huge production value. i've got the latest one for you guys. this one put out by the vanderbilt football players. the vanderbilt football sorority. this in case you haven't figured out yet, a knockoff parody video which is spot on. >> they got brothers in there. ♪ >> you see them going in and just making a ton of fun out of those sorority recruitment videos. they seem to match scene for scene some of them. holding the flag, smiling, waving. >> because that's what football players do, right? >> they even use one of the more
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popular songs. "all night" by icona pop ♪ we could do this all night >> pop it. >> in many cases their sorority sisters show off their gorgeous sorority house. the players here at vandy, come on into our locker room. they're showing off their unifor uniforms. doing their nails, taking selfies. >> this is funny. these guys are great and they've got a great sense of humor. >> i could get behind this. >> great work by sam dobbs, the guy who put this all together. thanks for hanging with us today. we'll see you on the next
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>> for weeks, headlines going back and forth over controversy
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surrounding conservative writer ann coulter and planned speech at university of california at berkeley. >> but despite her speech canceled. campus police are gearing up for major protests. maggie rulli this morning. joins us on set. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, the latest conservative commentator to get into a fight with uc berkeley. once again at the heart of the battle free speech. >> we have a first amendment. people have fought and died for the right to free speech. >> reporter: conservative commentator ann coulter is fighting for her right to say what she wants. claiming on fox news, anything less a violation of her right to free speech. >> they want to destroy and squelch conservative speech. >> reporter: uc berkeley argues her outspoken right-wing politics will trigger violent protests. >> these are specifically credible threats we take them seriously. >> reporter: says they must prioritize the safety of students.
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reoccurring concern at uc berkeley after its campus has become a magnet for extremist protesters. this was in february. when more than 1,000 protesters turned to violence, successfully stopping self described right-wing internet troll, from speaking there. he is a fascist and berkeley did not welcome him. >> reporter: just two weeks ago, the streets of berkeley erupted with anarchists fighting against trump supporters. now the school once known as the birth place of the free speech movement is accused of shutting down just that. even getting heat from liberals who claim uc berkeley for caving to left wing radicals. >> berkeley used to be the cradle of free speech. now it is just the cradle for [ bleep ] babies. i feel like this is the liberal version of book burning. >> reporter: even senator bernie sanders is defending coulter's right to speak on campus. telling the huffington post. people have a right to give a speech without fear of violence and intimidation.
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berkeley says they did not cancel her appearance but offered her a date first week of may when they could better control public safety. coulter rejected the offer. countering there are no classes at berkeley may 2nd. all the people that should have been standing up for the first amendment here, ran away with their tails between their legs. >> reporter: this fight is far from over. right now, college republicans and conservative group are suing berkeley for unequal rules and unequal access. also talk that trump supporters will hold some kind of event in support of coulter, if the groups who oppose her are there, police worry things could get ugly. >> the whole point of avoiding and canceling her speech was because they couldn't provide security necessary. worried about violence. now expecting it one way or another. >> she has a colorful way of saying things. >> nice way to put it. >> we can say. >> quite a bit about this. call it a sad day for free speech. the big news, the breaking
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♪ ♪ summertime >> kickback and unwind. >> we are going to start with it finally happening. will smith and, that other dude. >> d.j. jazzy jeff. >> okay. >> they're getting together.
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>> yes. the hip-hop duo and former fresh prince stars won their first grammy award for best rap performance in 1989. sure you knew that for the song parents just don't understand. i might know the lyrics too. but now, something new is happening. >> yeah, two time oscar nominee and, the other dude that stood in, the videos with him. >> dj jazzy jeff. >> announced they will take the stage together again. for their first official shows in 12 years. >> those shows include, two-day mtv festival, in croatia, in late august. then another festival, in the uk. >> croatia. never been to africa. >> why so far away? >> kidding. so they last performed together as a duo in 2005. nobody is really looking forward to this. >> yes, yes, some of us are. all most as much as we look forward to calling their 900 number. >> they have a 900 number. >> every day. >> what? >> why would they? >> they did have a 900 number. all about how you could call and hang out with them. it went a little something like this.
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>> oh, boy. >> you don't know the 900 number. >> just dial the number on your tv screen. it was all about, this is a special christmas version. >> yes. christmas version. >> some times you had nothing to do at home now. you can call me and prince on the telephone. get the inside scoop on the hip-hop scene. just dial the number on your tv screen. it's called the new rap hot line. >> call 1-900-90-1-jeff. the situation. my parents went away on a week's vacation. >> parents just don't understand. >> the fresh prince of bel air. >> saw them live once in philadelphia. >> you're the one. >> it was very cool. >> so we know who is going to be at the concert. solo. >> maggie rull is coming with me. next, hollywood hunks getting new stage names of their own. >> channing tatum's success as stripper and magic might may have had to do with his past as a stripper.
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>> safe to say he could be called an expert on the topic. celebrating the launch of magic mike live in las vegas, he was asked to dish out stripper names for fellow a listers. rusty sparkplug. debonair dog-leg. the hero'sbullocks. >> the unicorn. >> the tiramisu titan. >> whoa, yes. >> gma with tiramisu titan. didn't know what to call kanye west. played it safe and said, mr. west. >> good stuff. >> tiramisu? next, he might be music's most fashionable guy. pharrell made this look good. grammy look. three years ago. now the first man to star in a chanel bag campaign. check it out. he makes that look good too. check it out.
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like the seinfeld episode. it's a murse. >> he is no tiramisu titan. >> man purse, murse. tiramisu titan. >> man purse, murse.
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♪ ♪ >> you're a sharp dressed man. here is a sharp dressed man able to breathe life into his brand. >> yes, this morning, joseph aboud giving credit where it is due for his storied success. here is abc's david muir. >> reporter: our made in america team all across new england. remember l.l. bean, signature boots made in brunswick, maine. the team behind randolph sunglasses outside boston. we tried them on realizing we were better off leaving it to them. our stop in new bedford, massachusetts, the sign outside they're hiring. inside the factory coming to life, just as it has now for three decades. 800 workers, cut and sew more
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than 1,000 men's suits every day for the man joseph aboud. we went to find the man. what a success story after all these years. >> that's a form of survival isn't it. 30 years. >> reporter: abboud suits made in america. the new bedford factory 30 miles from where he grew up and where he discovered his high school, voted him best dressed. >> we looked back at your high school yearbook. >> yes, okay. thank you for doing that. >> pretty prophetic, right? >> amazing, yes. best dressed. it was, i always thought that dressing well opened doors. >> reporter: it did. and after years of success, he sold his business. his trademark, had to say good-bye to his employees. later began working with men's warehouse. >> you left, never thought you would work with your name again. >> never knew if i would. didn't know. >> reporter: the incredible thing. it would turn out, the owner of men's warehouse would buy abboud's trademark back. reuniting the man with his brand and american workers.
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>> when i walked back into the factory for the first time. a pretty emotional moment. all the people came up and embraced me. like coming home again. >> reporter: right at home here where abboud says the people are the fabric of his success. >> we are very proud of the history. joseph is an american designer. we have an american factory. and american work force. >> reporter: the workers here, can spot their suits on the street. >> i feel proud. i feel proud of the -- the people that i work with. it is a good feeling. >> reporter: stitched together, those three words -- >> made in america! >> such a great story. what are the odds of him, coming all the way full circle like that? >> yeah, best dressed in high school, and then to like this. i was -- most likely to not succeed. >> oh. okay. >> in high school. >> it's okay. >> yeah. >> you're going to be all right. you look great. you dressed well. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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good morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm diane macedo. here are top headlines we're following on "world news now." the trump administration calling for deep cuts into its revealed plan to overhaul the tax code. corporate taxes would be slashed to 15%. also reduction for individuals. but, still no word on how it would be paid for. we have a full report coming up. >> police in delaware surround the house of a man who is accused of killing a state trooper. the accused gunman has been holed up in the house since wednesday afternoon. flags will be at half staff today in memory of the trooper, steven ballard. eric frein has been sentenced to death for a 2014 ambush of a pennsylvania state trooper. his attorney argued he should be sentenced to life in prison without parole for at take that left a second trooper seriously
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injured. republicans have taken a step to buy time to avert a government shutdown tomorrow. introduced a short term funding measure, to keep the government running for another week. while they finalize a spending bill. those are some of our top stories on this thursday, april 27th. ♪ >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning to all of you the begin the half-hour with president trump looking to make changes to the tax code as he approaches his 100 day in office. >> the white house has unveiled a proposal for a dramatic tax cuts. billed as the biggest in american history. and, a revised plan to replace obamacare now has the backing of the conservative house freedom caucus. congress is exempt from the changes that could lead to higher premiums for some people. here is abc's richard cantu. >> reporter: it's the plan president trump says will jump-start the economy like never before. >> going to put people back to work.
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>> reporter: he talked about it over and over again on the campaign trail. >> you don't mind having lower taxes do you, anybody? >> reporter: the outline rolled out wednesday by treasury secretary and the president's top economic adviser would slash taxes on corporations by more than half. from 35% to 15%. the president's plan will cut tax rates for individuals and simplify the system. reducing the number of tax brackets from seven to just three. many of the familiar tax breaks for individual americans would go away. it would eliminate estate taxes. and double the standard deduction. while keeping mortgage interest and charitable contributions. the outline single page. double spaced with few specifics. abc's jonathan carl asked when will details of the plan be released. when will we see the actual plan? >> we're moving quickly as we can. >> reporter: one bipartisan analysis, estimates the trump plan could cost $3 trillion to $7 trillion in lost revenue over ten years. meanwhile, possible
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breakthrough in republican efforts to overall obama care. the conservative freedom caucus blocked the first attempt are now giving a new compromise its stamp of approval. the new version would let states opt out of the popular obama care requirement, that plans cover basic health services. it could gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions. something the president once promised not to touch. richard cantu, abc news, new york. >> the president is giving the pentagon more flexibility to try to figure out the number of troops in iraq and syria. that means defense secretary james mattis now has authority to send more forces into syria. he can also add u.s. troops in iraq during the fight to oust isis from mosul and help stablize devastated city as it rebuild. syrian activists say, at least 10 people have been killed, by bashar al-assad, in a camp for displaced. dozens of others were wounded. victims included women and children. the camp is home to more than
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3,000 refugees. and about 130 families were left homeless after the strikes. it was reported by two activist groups. with north korean crisis intensifying, the white house summoned senators to the white house for a rare classified briefing. the top national security advisers told lawmakers defending against north korea's nuclear threat is their top priority. abc's cecelia vega has details. >> reporter: a field trip to the white house. one by one, nearly every senator on capitol hill loading up on buses. heading to that classified briefing on north korea and its nuclear threat. inside the bus, connecticut senator chris murphy tweeting on board to the 100 days photo-op/north korea briefing. that briefing came at the request of senate majority leader mitch mcconnell. the president offering up top national security advisers for the task and the white house for the meeting space. senators all just arrived here on the white house.
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we can't see them. kept far away from us. this is what you can see. all the photographers trying to get the shot. those cameras catching the president stopping by. 1:20, later the senators emerged. >> after what you heard in there today what's your characterization of the threat level. >> north korea has nuclear weapon. tested them. has advanced missile capability. and they're making determined significant investments in advancing their missile capability. >> the military is obviously planning for a number of options, as well they should. it is of course, the hope of the administration, the hope of congress, that military action does not prove necessary. >> reporter: north korea had a response to briefing before it even began. saying in a statement, there is a saying that those who are fond of playing with fire are destined to perish in the flame. the same can be said of the u.s.
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in an effort to demonstrate its fire power, the her mitt kingdom on tuesday, conducting massive artillery drills. the trucks carrying a u.s. missile defense system to the location in south korea where it will soon operate. a move china strongly opposes. at a time when the u.s. needs beijing to be on its side when it comes to north korea. so the big question, what did those senators learn inside that meeting here? well it was classified. we are not getting very many details. some senators did stay they didn't learn anything new. the white house is suggesting the next move against north korea could be new sanctions. cecelia vega, abc news, the white house. police are fearing a riot at university of california berkeley today over ann coulter's speech there, though the conservative canceled the engagement. protesters and her supporters are promising to show up. the school notified state and local authorities that it may need their assistance. coulter says she may stop by
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too, just to say hello to her supporters. >> history made in a major league baseball game last night. not only did the first african born player get into a game, but singled. played second base for the pirate. had a walk. pittsburgh beat the cubs, 6-5. almost looks like a little league games. series of errors, allowed him to round the bases and score. some call it. >> oh! >> inside the park home run. it's very, very rare. happens once in every 150 home runs. >> wow. >> woops. >> woops is right. >> the city of san antonio. >> in the glove. >> not with your head. >> no. guess depend on who is on first. >> what? >> what's, what's on second. >> third base. >> third base. >> still funny. it's still funny. >> after all these years. okay. san antonio may have a new sports hero. she hasn't played her first game there yet.
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>> kelsey plum, helping out at the spurs playoff game. some observers say she has a better arm than some nfl quarterbacks. check it out. >> plum the first pick of the wnba draft by san antonio stars. look at that. >> it almost looks like a t-shirt cannon. >> it's better than some t-shirt cannons. >> it's quite a contrast. >> wow, still going. >> that is awesome. >> wow. very impressive. >> if that doesn't work. >> you know who is really mad? >> the minor league baseball player. tried to get the ball into the stands. couldn't get it. not up to the first ball. >> not at all. all right. coming up. planning for the future in coal country. >> a political hot potato during the presidential campaign. hear how people in one of the poorest regions of america are now going green. first, 25 years later looking at documentary shedding
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in l.a., this weekend marks the three throw back thursday in l.a., this weekend marks the 25th anniversary of one of the darkest periods in american history. >> tomorrow night, abc is premiering a documentary by oscar winning writer, john ridley, takes on the story behind the los angeles riots. we're up all "nightline" with abc's byron pitts. >> the beating of rodney king by four white police officers pushed the city to the brink. then when the officers were found not guilty, charges of assault and excessive use of force. the city exploded in violence. that was april 29th. 1992. but ridley's film begins ten years earlier. this was not something that happened because of one incident, one issue. did not affect just one community. >> in the early '80s the street gang started to connect with drug dealers. >> operation hammer was a free ticket to go out there and do overly aggressive police work.
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>> reporter: an untreated wound was festering. aggressive policing tactics, koreans and latinos packed in with blacks, a melting pot about to boil over. the flame was turned up when months before the rodney king verdict, a korean-american grocer, shot and killed a 15-year-old black girl. she was convicted of manslaughter and a white judge let her off without any prison time. >> the message that goes out to this community is a black life is not worth very much. >> reporter: the images of violence against black people playing over and over again, the perception justice was not served. >> they have all been found not guilty. >> reporter: years of frustrati frustration about protests. >> no justice in america, not for the blacks. >> protests beget violence. >> anybody that wasn't black, was getting their ass kicked. >> reporter: those days unraveled after a series of fateful decisions.
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and the genesis of the unrest and to the moment the order for police to pull back. because they were unprepared for a riot. without the police, the descent into chaos was swift. there were those who stood up. what kept you in '92 from being one of the guys throwing bricks. >> i felt like i was just as angry as everyone else. that's not who i am. i don't stand by and let innocent people be hurt. >> reporter: people like donald jones an off-duty firefighter living blocks from florence and normandy when a group of men started attacking, a chinese immigrant. >> i walked out in the middle of the street. said a few choice word to a few people that were around. that i won't say now. but, told them to stay away, get back. once i reached, choi, i stood there, he was disoriented. someone walked over from the corner and told me, hey, you got about another minute in this intersection. i picked mr. choi up, walked over. put him in the passenger's side. i told them to put his head down. i didn't think they would throw rocks or bottles at me.
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if he raised his head. they would. >> you could have been a victim as well? >> very, very much mindful. >> the mob could have attacked you. >> yeah. >> why did you do it? >> i don't know. you can't just not do something. >> what he still regrets all these years later, that he wasn't able to help that trucker, reginald denney being beaten within an inch of his life on live television. >> have compassion for anybody. you have to understand at that time, please. at that time, the compassion line was closed. >> reporter: told from many perspectives. let it fall, reveals the many truths of one moment in time. even the members of the so-called l.a. four the men convicted in connection with the reginald denney attack. tell their story. >> look at what they're doing to us. they're killing young black men. they're killing threats. >> they're for anything that isn't black doesn't mean nothing to me at all.
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of course, we kill our own, you know what i'm saying. that's not right. i'm not condoning that whatsoever. you understand what i'm saying. but it happens. >> what was your take of the l.a. four? i didn't sense any remorse, any regret. given the circumstance, they would do exactly the same thing they did 25 years ago. >> i would disagree. i think in the four individuals we have a very poignant range of what so many people felt then and how it carries over 25 years later. >> 25 years ago, who could have imagined. >> this is not a black thing! >> it's been a black thing for the last 20 years. >> reporter: we as a nation would still be debating the same issues. here on the corner of florence and normandy. i was a young reporter back then center to cover the l.a. riots. >> can the blighted part of l.a.
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be restored? >> today i found myself in cities like ferguson. >> show of hand ever been stopped by the police. >> lake baton rouge. >> intersection where the shooting happened. >> like my hometown of baltimore. >> how is the family holding up? >> reporter: asking the same questions, 25 years after l.a. like most reporters in the nation's attention, i get to move on. but for those who lived it, it's far more complicated. >> our colleague there, byron pitts. and fascinating report, fascinating documentary, fascinating fashion choice there, byron. juju -- >> before/after. >> juju had fun. posting photo of byron there, look at that. you got to love the shirt and mustache. >> the mustache. completes the whole look. >> tomorrow morning on "world news now," our story on how the biggest names in rap told the story of l.a., both before and after those riots. >> yeah, a look back at west coast hip-hop from that era, tomorrow morning here on "world news now." coming up, did you know -- >> no.
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>> that's the name of the segment coming up. did you know? >> oh, i thought he was playing in the outfield. >> no, that's, i don't know. >> i don't know is on third. >> are they in the outfield. today, tomorrow. >> on second. >> we have more questions. >> we have more questions. ns. it's more complete allergy relief in a gentle mist you may not even notice. using unique mistpro technology, new flonase sensimist delivers a gentle mist to help block six key inflammatory substances that cause your symptoms. most allergy pills only block one. and six is greater than one. break through your allergies. new flonase sensimist >> a
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>> oh, the music also for the new segment. >> i like it. >> not bad. >> grooving. >> kicking off the new segment. did you know? it is about random facts that you likely never really wanted to know about. >> you're welcome. >> you're welcome. so we are going to start with this, did you know, diane, that it is a crime to attack a security robot? >> i didn't know that security
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robots were a thing. >> yes, they exist, where else, but california. so this was a security robot outside of a store. and against this drunk dude, jacob sillvain started fighting with the crime fighting robot. and a police officer from mountain view police department came by and said, hey you can't assault our robot. >> who picks a fight with a robot anyway? >> somebody who is drunk. he is facing charges of prowling and being drunk in public. >> and being an it yet who tries to fight robots. not a criminal charge. did you know -- actually, going to start with a guess. can you guess the best way to shoot a free-throw? scientists figured this out. >> one hand dunk. >> that would be tough for a free-throw unless you are jordan. turns out the granny shot. >> oh. >> under the legs, under arm, here you go. boom. >> nice. >> rick barry, nba player back in the day. famous for doing this in the '80s. retired, 1980. free-throw percentage. 90%. he tried to coach other play tires do it.
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now scientists say, turn out he was right. most effective way. but even players who really needed the help won't do it because it makes them look like a sissy. >> shaquille o'neal, would be like i'm all right. it's good.
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♪ west virginia mountain mama take me home country road ♪ >> somebody is off rhythm. not going to say who it is. >> kendis. >> for millions of americans, country roads lead to coal country. >> with the coal industry facing growing criticisms, many in coal country embracing the future of clean energy. our own mountain mama, maggie rulli joining us. >> did play the song on repeat when i entered west virginia. a rule you have to play it when you cross the border. coal has become such a polarized political issue look you mention, but there are people behind the issue. we went to west virginia to meet
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the actual people to see how they're living in their reality and how they're planning for their future. instead of heading down into the earth for energy, some west virginians are now looking up. to the sun. >> the economy in west virginia depended on coal mining jobs. with the solar industry, we're hoping that is something that can fill the void a bit. >> reporter: students are part of revitalized appalachia, coal field development core. tapping into the coal community work force, with a new job training program. so, training normally takes eight days to learn how to install the solar panels. then people in the community who never before have installed a solar panel start being part of this in demand work force. for james likins this opportunity is generation altering. >> both my parents were security guards. >> coal is in your blood? >> reporter: on the campaign
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trail, president trump pledged to bring coal jobs back to west virginia. >> trainees say the pay in coal is generally better in solar. but a steep decline in coal jobs has them searching for alternatives. >> this industry is being automated rapidly. near quadrupling of coal mined by one person. solar shouldn't be seen as the only solution. >> it is part of the broader solution, where, just more diversified economy. >> reporter: for likins not about the money, it is about a new chance. he shows me his hard hat, pointing to stickers, representing job sites he worked on. >> reporter: how does it make you feel about the future? >> optimistic. definitely. >> the crew says they're booked on projects every week and that they could double if not triple numbers and barely be able to keep up with the new demand. >> so funny. >> you got into the look didn't you? while you were down there.
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this morning on "world news now," the president's promise of the biggest tax cuts ever. >> trump administration has rolled out its tax relief plan for american citizens and businesses. but, there are critics skeptical who will benefit under the new outline. especially as our reporter points out the president's reluctance to release his taxes. new controversy at fox news. days after bill o'reilly pushed out over sexual harassment lawsuits. another high profile host is fueling fresh anger over what he said about ivanka trump and announcement late last night. see the daring rescue over a busy street. a woman gets stranded on a hook of a crane by climbing up the boon and sliding down a cable. hear what she said to the brave firefighter who finally reached her and the many, many questions surrounding how this whole
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incident happened. >> like why? it wasn't bring your daughter to work day there. >> no, but it is -- take your child to work day. and, here at "world news now," we're expanding definition of child a little bit. >> yeah. >> whether your kids are human or furry friends. letting everyone in on the fun. including frank, franksters is here. getting schooled in broadcasting live on the set. hopefully i remembered his treats otherwise we may not get him out here. we will be okay. on this thursday, april 27th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning to you all. frank is in the house. >> frank in the building. nearby. big day here on "world news now." big day for the trump administration, as well. the president introducing sweeping tax reform plan. looking to slash the rate by half. >> top members of the team
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summed up the proposal in a single page. there you see it. also, outlining the benefits for individual americans. they're calling it the biggest tax cuts ever. but they were short on specifics. including, how it will get financed. here's abc's jonathan carl. >> reporter: a big ticket item released just before day 100. a plan, really, an outline of a plan for what the president says will be the biggest tax cut ever. >> it's going to put people back to work. >> reporter: he talked about it over and over again during the campaign. >> you don't mind having lower taxes do you? >> reporter: the outline rolled out by treasury secretary and the president's top economic adviser would cut corporate tax rate from 35% to 15%. that new lower rate would apply to businesses that now pay through the owner's personal taxes. companies like the trump organization.
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>> one, two, three. it would cut tax rates for individuals, and simplify the system. reducing the number of tax brackets, from seven to just three. it would eliminate estate taxes double standard deduction, so for a married couple the first $24,000 of income would be income tax free. there would still be deductions for home mortgage interest and charitable contributions. but all other personal deductions would be eliminated. the outline was just a single page. double spaced. with few specifics. >> just one page, obviously, tax reform, much more complicated. when will we see details, actual plan. >> we are moving quickly as we can. >> reporter: for now the most basic questions are unanswered. like how would it affect the typical family? >> family of four, median income, $60,000, what does it mean for them?
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>> going to mean a tax cut. >> how much? >> going to mean a tax cut. >> we will let you know specific details at appropriate moment. >> reporter: what is unclear, how to pay for all the tax cuts without ballooning the deficit. one bipartisan analysis, estimates the trump's plan could cost anywhere between $3 trillion and $7 trillion in lost revenue over ten years. also a mystery how would the plan affect the president and his family's business. unknowable because he hasn't release his tax returns. will the president release his tax returns so that -- >> the president has no intention. the president has released plenty of information. i think has given more financial disclosure than anybody else. i think the american population has plenty of, plenty of information. >> don't, don't the american, don't, excuse me, don't the american people have a right to know -- >> other people have the right
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to ask questions. >> we are at the very beginning of this process, but white house officials say they're determined to get it done by end of the year. and there is no question that republicans are divided on this issue. jonathan carl, abc news, the white house. revised republican health care bill is also getting a boost from conservative lawmakers. the house freedom caucus endorsed a plan that would allow states to opt out of certain obama care requirements like covering essential services and could gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions. but it is not a full repeal of affordable care act. many moderates who oppose the initial plan, are still not sold on the new version. the fate of this bill remains unclear. president trump signed an executive order that could affect the future of dozens of national monuments. the order calls for review of millions of acres of federal lands protected under the act by the last three presidents. president trump is calling the protection efforts a massive federal land grab, and an egregious use of government
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power. in an unusual classified briefing, white house national security team laid out the new top priority in front of defenders. defending the u.s. against a possible nuclear attack from north korea. all 100 u.s. senators traveled to the white house grounds for the rare meeting. president trump delivered some opening remarks and then national security officials detailed various military and financial strategies to pressure north korea to end its nuclear program. >> the military is obviously planning for a number of options as well they should. it is of course, the hope of the administration, hope of congress, that military action does not prove necessary. >> north korea responded by issuing an ominous statement saying, there is a saying that those who are fond of playing with fire, are destined to perish in the flames. the same can be said of the u.s. we are learning about a tense confrontation between american and iranian vessels in the persian gulf on monday. the navy says a destroyer fired
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a flare at an iranian both too close. the ship used radio calls, horns and tried creating more distance. but the iranian vessel continued to approach. it came within 1,100 yards of the navy ship before finally turning away. back here in the states, following breaking news this morning. police in delaware, in a standoff right now, with a gunman who is accused of killing a trooper. last night they blew the door off the suspect's house where the standoff is taking place. the accused gunman was trapped there after he allegedly opened fire on the trooper in the parking lot of a convenience store. the whole thing started when the trooper approached a suspicious car with two people inside. police say one got out and opened fire on that trooper. the second person in the car was arrested. the officer there was shot and later died at the hospital. also breaking overnight, a man convicted for the ambush killing of a pennsylvania state trooper has been sentenced to
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death. eric frein's attorneys argued life in prison without parole. for his attack in 2014. he was subject of a 48-day manhunt before being arrested. his lawyers say they are already planning to appeal the decision. >> and the man accused of racially motivated shooting rampages in fresno, california is now formally charged with murder. prosecutors say kori ali muhammad targeted white men randomly on the street killing three of them. muhammad may not be mentally competent to stand trial. psychological evaluation may be ordered today when he makes a court appearance. to a severe weather system moving across the country at this hour. take a look at the radar. shows it stretching from the gulf coast up to minnesota. right now. and very intense in some areas. as it sweeps eastward. it may produce damaging winds and thunderstorms overnight. there were funnel clouds and possible tornadoes across arkansas. although national weather service has not yet confirmed any tornados.
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but the damage to homes and buildings through the state is confirmed. you see it there. however, there are no reports of deaths or major injuries. a woman is facing several criminal charges after being rescued from a construction crane in downtown toronto. the 23-year-old set to be arraigned this morning. first spotted 4:00 a.m. yesterday. suspended about 100 feet in the air. the fire department says the rescue both very technical and very complex. >> when you saw her what did you stay? >> hey, how you doing? what are you going to say? hey, how's it going? >> what did she say to you? >> i'm okay. how you doing? >> i'm doing good. i hope we can get out of this together. >> she goes, yeah, i would like to get down. >> that firefighter made that happen. he says the climb, tired him out. he has no idea how she got all right way up there in boots that had two inch heels on them. he said she should be the fire department's new training officer for high angle rescues. no word on why she did it. that's, that's the big question still out there.
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>> yes, but did it in heels? >> yes. the why and how are still the big question. how in the world. >> yes. impressive. >> locking your keys in the car something hat happens to nearly every driver. >> even happens to aaa technicians. a reddit user snapped this. the tech did the same thing the guy that called did. he locked his own keys in the car. and then they had to call, yet another aaa technician for help. >> worked out so well for them. goes to show none of us has a lock on making mistakes. but, when they got back to the office, probably didn't stay low key. >> oh. wow. >> had to be -- >> wow. >> had to be lloyd. yep, thank you. >> got to love the puns. >> yes. coming up, why delta has become the latest airline under fire.
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the cell phone video showing a passenger being kicked off the flight, because he used the restroom before the plane took off. what the passenger is saying this morning. latest pr nightmare for fox news. what one of the high profile hosts said about ivanka trump. has him facing criticism. hear his response. and check out our pics on instagram. abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." >> pics of frank around the office? >> there are pics of frank. >> awesome. >> there are pics of frank. >> awesome. ♪ ♪ carfax.com that might help. show me the carfax. now the car you want and the history you need are easy to find. show me used trucks with one owner. pretty cool. [laughs] ah... ahem... show me the carfax. start your used car search and get free carfax reports at the all-new carfax.com.
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here we go again. this is highway 101, northern california, 180 miles north of san francisco. just hours after that road was reopened after a landslide. another wall of earth shut it down again. the road workers scrambled for safety. this was the third or fourth landslide this spring alone. venezuela remains a nation in turmoil. it plans to pull out of a regional organization, after its
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leaders criticized the country's embattled president. in the meantime, confrontations between the government and protesters are getting more violent. another protester was killed yesterday, the government says the organization of american states is trying to take control of venezuela. here at home fox news is dealing with new controversy. another high profile host facing criticism this time over a comment he made about first daughter ivanka trump. >> yeah, jesse waters quick to take to social media to defend himself. and then he announced on air last night. that he was taking a couple days off. here is abc's rebecca jarvis. >> reporter: with fox news already facing backlash from allegations over its treatment of women, a new firestorm over what critics are calling sexually charged comments about the president's daughter. >> i don't really get what is going on here. i really liked how she was speaking into the microphone. >> reporter: host jesse waters talking about ivanka trump on stage in germany. taking to twitter to explain
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what he really meant. on air i was referring to ivanka's voice and how it resonates like a smooth jazz radio deejay. this was in no way a joke about anything else. the white house saying it has no comment about water's remarks. but fox is facing more lawsuits. >> welcome to america's news headquarters. >> reporter: anchor kelly wright coming forward to join a class action suit accusing fox news of hostile racial discrimination and plantation-style management. >> i want to make it possible for whoever fills my shoes that next generation to never go through this. >> reporter: wright who says he was demeaned and passed over for promotions, compelled to speak out after fellow employees shared stories of alleged racial humiliation. like tabrice wright from payroll who told george stephanopoulos how former vp spoke to her.
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oh you have children. you have three. all by the same man? i'm like, yes. i was shocked. i was shocked. >> reporter: a lawyer for judith slater calling the charges frivolous aimed at inflaming racial tensions. meantime fox news vehemently denying the race discrimination charges. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> as for waters announced on last night's show he is abruptly going on vacation the next two days, plans to be back monday. >> after saying on twitter this is all a misunderstanding. coming up, the latest flight fiasco. >> delta allegedly kicking a passenger off the plane for using a restroom before takeoff. that's next. that's next. nope. so let's be clear: clearasil works fast on teen acne, not so much on other teen things.
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♪ >> huh. >> bad that we don't know any apps. >> because we're old. first united had problems. then american airlines. and then, all of a sudden, delta is like hold my beer. >> a milwaukee man was kicked off a plane on a delta flight. allegedly for using the bathroom, when told not to. terry slater from our milwaukee affiliate has the story. >> we're going to discuss this outside.
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>> reporter: cell phone video of milwaukee man's interaction with delta last week when other passengers realized he was being kicked off the milwaukee bound flight from atlanta for going to the bathroom. >> i paid for this ticket and i have to be home. >> reporter: hamilton told us the plane was delayed taking off and he couldn't wait any longer to use the bathroom. >> some time later we are still taxied, plane hadn't moved. and, it's, it is at an emergency stage now. >> i have seen this happen on planes before. never heard of someone being removed. >> reporter: fellow passenger and lawyer, krista, was sitting next to him and started recording because she didn't feel delta was treating hamilton like a person. what did you think of delta's response on the plane? >> the first person they sent on was very rude to him i thought. >> i'm not really clear why i am
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being deplaned. i had purchased this ticket. i had an emergency, i had to. i tried to hold it the first time. i absolutely couldn't. >> i understand. >> it's almost ironic that we don't, we don't have the ten minutes to have the conversation but we have an hour and a half to stall everyone. >> reporter: after a second delta worker talks to kima, he decides to leave and is greeted by fbi agents who decide not to arrest him. >> he said he came to arrest me. but after our conversation, realized that that wasn't, that some of the language that was used, some language associated with my name wasn't accurate. >> our thanks there in milwaukee for the report. kind of frustrating. because there are many, many times that you do want to go to the restroom. takes a while until you are at cruising altitude for them to allow you to do it.
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>> especially if, since they are taxied. just keep saying, we're going to take off. you don't know how long the wait will be. >> understood. coming up, take your kids to work day! >> where's frank? take your kids to work day! >> where's frank? no waiting to apply. that means now may be a great time to shop for an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company. medicare doesn't cover everything. and like all standardized medicare supplement insurance plans, these help cover some of what medicare doesn't pay. so don't wait. call now to request your free decision guide. it could help you find the aarp medicare supplement plan that works for you. these types of plans have no networks, so you get to choose any doctor who accepts medicare patients. rates are competitive, and they're the only plans of their kind endorsed by aarp. remember - these plans let you apply all year round. so call today. because now's the perfect time
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what a big day? >> it is time for a very special frank. mix. i actually went to say special day. special mix. then i looked at frank. i said special frank. frank is here. because the it is national take your pet. face the camera. show your mug. >> take your child. child to work day. >> uh-huh. >> i don't have a child. i have frank. >> wonder if he could see himself on camera right now. >> frank is very relaxed right now. he already ate, ate some of the scripts. >> he did. >> see right here. just chewed the corner off. >> let's just walk him. does he walk? down boy. down.
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>> see that. he obeys perfect command. >> does he do tricks? >> not unless you are holding food. >> jack, see if you can get him to come. come on, frank. come on, frank. come on, frank. >> took him all around the studio. he went to the editing room. brian taught him writing. the full tour. his favorite part is chewing. >> oh, he moves. whoa. >> he does move. yeah. >> there he goes. >> eating more scripts. >> get it. >> you want an apple. he would rather eat paper than eat actual treat. >> he is named frank because. >> he has blue eyes. we adopted him from a shelter. the shelter called him old blue eyes. so we figured that would be complicated to say all the time. so we went with a theme. we named him frank. after frank sinatra. he is not going to bite you. put your nose up against him. he will just take it all in. >> aw. >> national take your child to work day or national take your
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rabbit to work day. >> that's a first for "world news now" in our 25 years. so, you know there is, this study about pets. particular dogs. >> theme. >> yes, pets is a theme today. that says apparently, dogs reflect your mood. >> oh. >> you know we have said. a reason to be happy. we always said that dogs will make you happy or pets will make you happier. apparently they will reflect your mood and some of your mannerisms and reflect some of your sayings. >> see. it's proof. >> it's working. pets do that. >> take you to really cool video. drone operator shooting video over surfers doing rad tricks. when he noticed there was a shark right next to the surfers. then he somehow with the drone trying to signal to them. they are just completely oblivious what was happening. luckily they were, able to get out of the water just fine. >> frank has, still not moved.
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breaking news th breaking news this morning on "world news now" -- the tense standoff following a deadly encounter. one trooper is dead after police say a man opened fire at a convenience store. overnight this emotional reaction from officers as others work to capture the suspect. >> and happening now -- >> a wall of severe storms sweeping across the midwest. with high winds and tornadoes causing major damage to many communities. accuweather tells us the region is expecting extreme weather. >> new this half-hour, 911 call from former "bachelor" star, chris soules. >> hear what soules said to the operator following a deadly accident and what it may reveal about what really happened. ♪ >> oh, yeah, the big news for fans of will smith. >> whoo-hoo. >> planned with deejay jazzy
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jeff. >> yes! >> why it may prompt you to plan a trip this summertime. >> summertime. >> we'll have that ahead in "the skinny." it is thursday, april 27th. ♪ here it is slightly transformed ♪ >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> well does give, get you in the mood. though we are in the middle of spring. ♪ summertime ♪ summertime >> huge news. we are going to delve into that in "the skinny." but we want to get to the breaking news, happening at this hour in delaware. that standoff between police and accused cop killer after a trooper was killed. >> the standoff started yesterday afternoon. police tracked the suspected gunman to his house. they blew the door off. but didn't actually enter. they continued to try to negotiate a surrender. that house is about 15 miles from where an encounter with a state trooper took place. >> now all of this started at a convenience store when the trooper approached what he described or what was described
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as a car with two suspicious people inside. police say a man who was in the vehicle got out and opened fire on the trooper, witnesses saying it happened really fast. >> he ran, ran for like, probably, 7, 8 feet. then he turned around and started shooting. >> shots going off in the neighborhood. a s.w.a.t. team in the trees and everything. >> it is unclear how the suspect got from the store to his home. officers came out in force to honor 32-year-old, steven ballard, who died after being taken to the hospital he has been on the force more than eight years. >> of course, we'll continue to monitor developments there in delaware. the governor there asking for all of the flags to be lowered to half staff. we are going to turn now though to renewed push to repeal and replace obamacare, gaining support from hard line conservatives. >> house freedom caucus is backing revived health care bill. the changes may not be enough to get moderates to sign on. abc's mary bruce has more. >> reporter: possible
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breakthrough in republican efforts to overhaul obama care. ultraconservatives who blocked the first attempt, now giving a new compromise their stamp of approval. what made you change your mind? >> the amendment, we got, states to opt out, of some of the regs. >> reporter: the new version would let states opt out of popular obamacare requirement that plans cover basic health services. it could also gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions. something the president once promised not to touch. >> are you going to make sure that people with preconditions, are still covered? >> yes, because it happens to be one of the strongest. >> reporter: the planned supporters insist those with pre-existing conditions could be protected in other ways. >> one group of people who may not have to worry. members of congress. these new changes would not apply to them. under the new republican plan, they're exempt for now. >> what about this exemption? if this plan is good enough for the american people shouldn't it
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be good enough for members of congress. >> should be. i agree. >> you will make a change? >> yes. i will say this, it will be fixed. >> reporter: now that conservatives are on board, political pressure on moderates to see if they can back their own party's plan. the president remains optimistic, but the speaker of the house has made clear until this bill has enough support, there will be no vote. mary bruce, abc news, capitol hill. >> that story does beg the question, what sort of sneakers does mary bruce wear? she is always moving. >> moving. the white house revealed plans to dramatically overhaul the tax code. the blueprint outlined in just one page, calls for taxes on big corporations and small businesses to plunge from 35% to 15. it also promises to cut taxes for lower and middle-income americans. and simplify the tax code. now the number of tax brackets reduced from 7 to 3. 10%, 25%, 35%.
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>> the overall economic plan, consists of massive tax cuts and tax reform. regulatory relief. and renegotiating trade deals. and with that, we will unlock the economic growth that has been held back for too long in this country. >> so the treasury secretary offered no details on how the plan would be paid for. and he is not saying how it would personally affect president trump. and his business empire. he did say the president has no plans of releasing his tax returns. and, mr. trump is not pulling out of nafta it turns out. at least for now. after speaking with the president of mexico and the prime minister of canada, president trump said, they agreed to work together. in renegotiating the north american free trade agreement. and he said the end result will make all three countries stronger and better. likely to be a stormy day for eastern u.s. a strong storm system stretching from the gulf coast all the way to the canadian border.
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right now, the strongest cells, the yellow there, are in indiana and western kentucky and tennessee as well. yesterday's storms ripped up parts of arkansas, damaging homes and pulling up trees. there were also high winds and heavy rain in southern illinois. bending and snapping trees there. >> wow. >> there is another storm system following this one. >> busy time. for accuweather justin povick. good morning. >> kendis, diane. good morning to you. strong, gusty thunderstorms ahead of the front later this afternoon. although, the interstate 95 corridor is going to be partly sunny and very, very warm. later this week, concern turns back to south plains, damaging wind. hail, tornados starting up later friday. at the same time, we are talking about accumulating snows towards denver. west of denver over higher terrain. some areas could see over half a foot. diane, kendis. >> half a foot of snow, april 27th. justin. thank you.
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police in iowa released recording of the 911 call former "bachelor" star, chris soules made from the scene of a fatal accident. soules made the call after he crashed his pickup truck into the back of a tractor-trailer, sending kenneth mosher into a ditch. police officials say after someone tried performing cpr on nosher, soules ended the 911 calls. >> my name is chris soules. >> is he breathing, chris? >> i can't tell. doesn't appear to be. >> chris, do you know how to do cpr? >> no, i don't. can i call you back really quick? >> yeah, you can call me back. >> soules left the scene before police arrived and was eventually arrested at his home. soules out on bail, wearing an ankle bracelet. faces up to five years in prison. mosher died from his injuries. the vietnam vet is being remembered as grandfather of three and avid golf player. the controversial netflix series "13 reasons why" is close to being renewed for a second season.
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the series revolves around a high school student who commits suicide. she leaves behind audio tapes for 13 people who she says were part of the reason why she took her own life. reports from hollywood say a deal for a second season is close. some suicide prevention groups say the show could increase the number of youths attempting to kill themselves. critics are calling former president obama a hypocrite for his plans to speak at a health care conference run by a wall street firm. for that speech, he will be paid $400,000. which is the same as his yearly white house salary. an obama spokesman says there is no hypocrisy, and points out that candidate obama raised plenty of money from wall street. and that as president imposed tough regulations. now to a brutal, unprovoked attack on a member of a japanese water skiing team that was caught on camera and it is going viral. >> the fish caught the skier in kind of a delicate area. >> we did say it was brutal. >> oh, no.
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>> but we do know that, that he is okay. at least okay enough to tweet this video out himself. no word from the fish though. not sure how the fish is doing. >> what are the odds of that? >> ladies and gentlemen, japan's new soprano. >> ah-ah-ah. coming up in "the skinny," hollywood's most beloved stripper. that's right. hear the stripper names channing tatum is coming up with for george clooney and michael strahan. >> in case it didn't occur to you, today is the first day of ratings month. you are welcome. and how ann coulter is throwing fresh fuel on the fire in the battle over free speech on campus. our reporter is here live next on "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by cats pride.
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>> for weeks, headlines going back and forth over controversy
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surrounding conservative writer ann coulter and planned speech at university of california at berkeley. >> but despite her speech canceled.mp police are gearing r major protests. maggie rulli this morning. joins us on set. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, the latest conservative commentator to get into a fight with uc berkeley. once again at the heart of the battle free speech. >> we have a first amendment. people have fought and died for the right to free speech. >> reporter: conservative commentator ann coulter is fighting for her right to say what she wants. claiming on fox news, anything less a violation of her right to free speech. >> they want to destroy and squelch conservative speech. >> reporter: uc berkeley argues her outspoken right-wing politics will trigger violent protests.
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>> these are specifically credible threats we take them seriously. >> reporter: says they must prioritize the safety of students. reoccurring concern at uc berkeley after its campus has become a magnet for extremist protesters. this was in february. when more than 1,000 protesters turned to violence, successfully stopping self described right-wing internet troll, from speaking there. he is a fascist and berkeley did not welcome him. >> reporter: just two weeks ago, the streets of berkeley erupted with anarchists fighting against trump supporters. now the school once known as the birth place of the free speech movement is accused of shutting down just that. even getting heat from liberals who claim uc berkeley for caving to left wing radicals. >> berkeley used to be the cradle of free speech. now it is just the cradle for [ bleep ] babies. i feel like this is the liberal
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version of book burning. >> reporter: even senator bernie sanders is defending coulter's right to speak on campus. telling the huffington post. people have a right to give a speech without fear of violence and intimidation. berkeley says they did not cancel her appearance but offered her a date first week of may when they could better control public safety. coulter rejected the offer. countering there are no classes at berkeley may 2nd. all the people that should have been standing up for the first amendment here, ran away with their tails between their legs. >> reporter: this fight is far from over. right now, college republicans and conservative group are suing berkeley for unequal rules and unequal access. also talk that trump supporters will hold some kind of event in support of coulter, if the groups who oppose her are there, police worry things could get ugly. >> the whole point of avoiding and canceling her speech was because they couldn't provide security necessary. worried about violence. now expecting it one way or another. >> she has a colorful way of saying things. >> nice way to put it. >> we can say. >> quite a bit about this. call it a sad day for free speech. the big news, the breaking
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news, the mega news. deejay jazzy jeff and his hype man are coming back. >> maggie rulli and i are so pumped about this. >> i just don't understand. >> the first man in the chanel bag ad. who is it? >> no, no, no. >> no? "the skinny" is next. >> not with this face. his face. problems can it fix fast? wow! but what other tn will clearasil act fast to help this teen concentrate on his math test? darn! it only worked on the acne. can it hel... nope. no. so let's be clear: clearasil works fast on teen acne, not so much on other teen things. and now there's new clearasil overnight spot patches with patented technology for faster healing. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our
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♪ ♪ summertime >> kickback and unwind. >> we are going to start with it finally happening. will smith and, that other dude. >> dj jazzy jeff. >> okay. >> they're getting together.
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>> yes. the hip-hop duo and former fresh prince stars won their first grammy award for best rap performance in 1989. sure you knew that for the song parents just don't understand. i might know the lyrics too. but now, something new is happening. >> yeah, two time oscar nominee and, the other dude that stood in, the videos with him. >> dj jazzy jeff. >> announced they will take the stage together again. for their first official shows in 12 years. >> those shows include, two-day mtv festival, in croatia, in late august. then another festival, in the uk. >> croatia. never been to africa. >> why so far away? >> kidding. so they last performed together as a duo in 2005. nobody is really looking forward to this. >> yes, yes, some of us are. all most as much as we look forward to calling their 900 number. >> they have a 900 number. >> every day.
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>> what? >> why would they? >> they did have a 900 number. all about how you could call and hang out with them. it went a little something like this. >> oh, boy. >> you don't know the 900 number. >> just dial the number on your tv screen. it was all about, this is a special christmas version. >> yes. christmas version. >> some times you had nothing to do at home now. you can call me and prince on the telephone. get the inside scoop on the hip-hop scene. just dial the number on your tv screen. it's called the new rap hot line. >> call 1-900-90-1-jeff. the situation. my parents went away on a week's vacation. >> parents just don't understand. >> the fresh prince of bel air. >> saw them live once in philadelphia. >> you're the one. >> it was very cool. >> so we know who is going to be at the concert. solo. >> maggie rull is coming with me. next, hollywood hunks getting new stage names of their own.
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>> channing tatum's success as stripper and magic mike may have had to do with his past as a stripper. >> safe to say he could be called an expert on the topic. celebrating the launch of magic mike live in las vegas, he was asked to dish out stripper names for fellow a listers. rusty sparkplug. debonair dog-leg. the hero's bollocks. >> the unicorn. >> the tiramisu titan. >> whoa, yes. >> gma with tiramisu titan. didn't know what to call kanye west. played it safe and said, mr. west. >> good stuff. >> tiramisu? next, he might be music's most fashionable guy. pharrell made this look good. grammy look. three years ago. now the first man to star in a chanel bag campaign. check it out. he makes that look good too. check it out.
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like the seinfeld episode. it's a murse. >> he is no tiramisu titan. >> man purse, murse. >> he is no tiramisu titan. >> man purse, murse. tiramisu titan. >> man purse, murse.
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♪ >> you're a sharp dressed man. here is a sharp dressed man able to breathe life into his brand. >> yes, this morning, joseph abboud is giving credit where credit is due for his storeied success. here is abc's david muir. >> reporter: our made in america team all across new england. remember l.l. bean, signature boots made in brunswick, maine. the team behind randolph sunglasses outside boston. we tried them on realizing we were better off leaving it to them. our stop in new bedford, massachusetts, the sign outside they're hiring. inside the factory coming to life, just as it has now for three decades. 800 workers, cut and sew more
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than 1,000 men's suits every day for the man joseph abboud. we went to find the man. what a success story after all these years. >> that is a form of survivalism. 30 years. >> reporter: abboud suits made in america. the new bedford factory 30 miles from where he grew up and where he discovered his high school, voted him best dressed. we looked back at your high school yearbook. >> yes, okay. thank you for doing that. >> pretty prophetic, right? >> amazing, yes. best dressed. it was, i always thought that dressing well opened doors. >> reporter: it did. and after years of success, he sold his business. his trademark, had to say good-bye to his employees. later began working with men's warehouse. >> you left, never thought you would work with your name again. >> never knew if i would. didn't know. >> reporter: the incredible thing. it would turn out, the owner of men's warehouse would buy abboud's trademark back.
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reuniting the man with his brand and american workers. >> when i walked back into the factory for the first time. a pretty emotional moment. all the people came up and embraced me. like coming home again. >> reporter: right at home here where abboud says the people are the fabric of his success. >> we are very proud of the history. joseph is an american designer. we have an american factory. and american work force. >> reporter: the workers here, can spot their suits on the street. >> i feel proud. i feel proud of the -- the people that i work with. it is a good feeling. >> reporter: stitched together, those three words -- >> made in america! >> such a great story. what are the odds of him, coming all the way full circle like that? >> yeah, best dressed in high school, and then to like this. i was -- most likely to not succeed. >> oh. okay. >> in high school. >> it's okay. >> yeah. >> you're going to be all right. you look great. you dressed well. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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america this morning. >> that's not the same kid they meant. >> not that kiepd of kid, no. making news in america this morning, the president's proposal for tax reform. the plan to cut taxes is outlined on a single sheet of paper, so when will americans get the full details and how will cuts affect president trump's business. tracking severe storms. tornado warnings posted overnight, where the threat is heading, and snow days before may. another airline is facing controversy after a delta passenger says he was removed from a plane for using the bathroom during a ground delay. this as united airlines changes its overbooking policy after one of its passengers was dragged off the flight. survival story, how a hiker was found alive nearly 50 days after going missing.

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