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about three years ago the dude from drag time took his mother-in-law out in a tesla. >> okay. that's enough. okay! i got it. holy [ bleep ]. >> yeah. she got it. >> yeah. she did. >> it's not funny. >> that video was part of a compilation of people he was freaking out. it went massive viral. for mother's day, he's back and so is she. she's got her supply. >> there's the bucket. >> this time it's not a tesla. >> that's right. it's a different vehicle. but this is the first time she has got back in a car with this guy since then. >> do you blame her? where >> where's the fun. he enjoys the suffering of other people. >> he just enjoyed sharing with people. in this case he's going to be sharing the experience with a lamborghini.
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>> oh! >> see. >> i didn't like it. >> i don't know. >> yeah, she did. >> her eyes rolled in the back of her head, screamed like a girl. >> she's making the happy sounds. sudden lay cold sweat seems to have broken out across her face. but she is a champ. >> i'm glad i did this. >> mom can still hang. >> eventually he takes her back home. a sweet little ending, i have to be honest. especially between a mother-in-law and son-in-law. >>. >> you are a wonderful child. thanks for watching. we'll see you next time on "rtm." ♪ america's service members and veterans are strong. forged out of bravery, sacrifice, and duty. from all corners of the country, a family for life. ♪ but whether they served in lands far away or
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this surveillance video outside a mosque near tampa. watch as the suspect pours some accelerant on the sidewalk and lights it on fire. the incident happened in february. police are releasing the video hoping the public can help them find that person. the fire was extinguished quickly. but the mosque did sustain some damage. now to colorado where a school district briefly banned the book "13 reasons why" after a string of suicides. critics say the novel and netflix series by the same name, romanticizes suicide. the order to remove the book came from a single school official. but since has been put back on library shelves after school officials actually read it and saw it wasn't as graphic and sensationalized at the netflix series. 12 children in houston were injured. >> firefighters were called to the school after a ball of fire quickly got out of control. abc's phillip mena at the scene. >> reporter: children carried off. rushed away to nearby ambulances and awaiting parents after a
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science experiment turned into an out of control fireball. >> a flash from the chemicals that were mixed. and caused, a flame burns. >> reporter: 1 preschool students all 3 years old injured in the blast. 11 suffering burns. six taken to a local hospital in houston. >> it exploded and some of the little kids got hurt. >> reporter: but this isn't the first time. an arizona teacher was burned and a student suffered minor injuries after this science experiment with an ethanol jug erupted. a fairfax, virginia high school had to be evacuated after a chemistry experiment sent a ball of fire across the classroom. injuring five students and the teacher. child protective services has joined in on the investigation. five of the six children sent to the hospital have been released. one remains in good condition. phillip menna, abc news, houston. >> apparently this was, a supervised science experiment when all of this took place.
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>> it's odd. especially given the age of the kids. all of them 3 years old. >> yeah. >> lot of people wondering what kind of experiment would they have been conducting. >> my gosh. >> the investigators looking into it. many questions still being raised about this whole thing. when we come back, the race for the white house just got a little more interesting. >> kanye? >> and sir patrick stewart's new role might have you -- down in the dumps. dumps. "the skinny" is next. "the skinny" is next. ing hair 1r that's instantly smoother and tangle free. because strong is beautiful. ♪ lysol max cover kills 99.9% of bacteria, even on soft surfaces. one more way you've got what it takes to protect.
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know more. ♪ skinny so skinny >> all right, it is "the skinny" time. very special skinny i might add. >> uh-huh. >> we start with the rock. my best friend. cooking up, a potential run for the white house.
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so you might remember, dwayne johnson told gq, it is a real possibility. >> now there is a poll, could you believe it? a new national poll, from public policy polling, which by the way had hillary clinton winning florida. >> they always get it. they always get it right. looking at who would win if johnson went up against trump. in 2020. >> according to the poll he would lead trump 42-37. winning over 15% of trump supporters. >> what? >> that's the reaction right there. we know he tweeted you last week about your strong eyebrow game. >> what was that. repeat that clearly. >> eyebrow game strong, d. >> since the rock loves my eyebrow game and since we are now best friends. i got to thinking. we could have a good presidential ticket here. >> 2020 ticket.
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>> the party of the people's eyebrow. can you smell what the white house is cooking? >> you're vp candidate. kind of reminds me of the veep from hbo, actually. >> do you think? >> yeah, you don't think? >> whole lot of raised eyebrows. >> would you vote for me? >> of course. >> when i do the eyebrow? >> the eyebrow is creepy. >> creepy, why? >> i don't know. >> well, fine then. >> i will vote for you though. >> the left needs work. uh-oh. getting criticized here. they are different. they go down in different times. this one goes up, the corner. this one goes up the whole thing. >> you do it. can you just try. >> ha-ha-ha. >> that was good. >> think i nailed it. >> you are not on the presidential ticket. >> no. well i didn't have the rock as my bff.
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>> wolf blitzer as a follower on twitter. the kardashian jenner clan. >> taye diggs on the other hand. >> thank you, taye. khloe and kendall were out, nice bike ride. while strolling through the -- that was kendall. ♪ i want to ride my bicycle >> kendall taking a huge spill on her bike. like any good sister would, khloe posted on instagram. the whole thing has 4.4 million views already. posted yesterday. the caption, my work here is done. what a good sister. >> we appreciate it. >> would that -- many views you can only imagine front being had on the interwebs. here's one. we can all relate to. me, i will not fall for him anymore. crush. hi. >> that's unfortunate. >> all right. moving on to something more kid friendly.
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a new pixar movie coming out. called the emoji movie. >> sir captain stewart plays a popular emoji in the movie. >> what do we do after we go potty? >> should we wash our hands. >> we're number two! >> i thought that was a chocolate emoji. >> no. >> no. >> nice and swirly. looks like an ice cream cake. >> tj miller, arrived at the cannes film festival to promote the movie. he actually parasailed on to an emoji filled boat. what emoji would you use for that. >> for him parasailing on to that. >> yeah. >> this movie is really going to suck.
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>> there is a thumbs down movie. >> there is in the giant menu. >> maybe patrick stewart stewart has a mortgage to pay off or something. why? mortgage to pay off or something. why?
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>> reporter: it is official, america's favorite blue-collar sweetheart is back. >> care for a drink. >> just mineral water. >> we've got water and i'm sure it's got minerals in it. >> reporter: abc announcing roseanne set to return 20 years after the final episode. >> what else is new? >> shut up. >> this is why some animals eat their young. >> reporter: the show xwoun for roseanne's laugh and brand of sarcastic working class humor captured the hearts of millions over the course of a decade. abc entertainment president, channing dungy, announcing. we will be seeing some familiar faces. >> today that we would be seeing some familiar faces. i'm thrilled to announce that while all the original cast, and original writers and end directors are returning. >> wheeled out like royalty on the same old couch. >> i would look to be humble for a moment. you would thing nothing had changed. >> the duo looking for ward to the reunion. >> the most fun part of it was how much the cast and writers and crew loved each other.
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i so look forward to that again. >> yeah, i would look forward to the family atmosphere that we had, that bickering, crazed, family atmosphere. >> reporter: abc pointing out, how there is really no one better to comment on our modern america than roseanne. still no word however on how goodman's character will make a return. it was revealed in the finale the prior season was actually a dream, and he had died of a heart attack. >> this is going to be fun! >> reporter: either way, the connors will return in 2018 for an eight-episode reboot. dan harris, abc news, new york. >> reboot. >> how are their going to do it? bring dan back. >> just start anew. >> just start over from square one. >> exactly. no dream. no death. >> whole bobby ewing thing, never a dream. bobby died. i'm still not over that. >> that was a dream. with jr. >> spoiler alert. >> yeah. ♪ alert.
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good wednesday morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm diane macedo. some of the top headlines we're following on "world news now" -- the white house shooting down claims president trump tried to influence a federal investigation. accused of asking fbi director james comey to shuttle down the probe into former national security adviser michael flynn. we have a full report coming up. debris found in the bermuda triangle in the search for a small plane that disappeared puerto rico to florida. four people on board including a mom from new york, her two young sons and the pilot. army private chelsea manning set to be released today. the transgender soldier not expected to make a public appearance today.
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president trump travels to connecticut to deliver the commencement address at coast guard academy today. it is a president's second graduation speech this spring. last weekend he addressed grads at liberty university in virginia. those are some of our top stories that we are following on this wednesday, may 17th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." day 118 of the trump administration. and it is a white house in turmoil. scrambling to put out one fire after another. >> president trump facing criticism for allegedly sharing classified information with russian diplomats. now accused of asking james comey, the former fbi director to end the investigation into former national security adviser michael flynn. abc's david wright has more. >> reporter: controversy on two fronts. "the new york times" reports in february, the president personally asked the fbi director james comey to go easy on national security adviser michael flynn. a source close to comey tells abc news the fbi director wrote
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himself a memo in february the day after flynn was fired for lying about his conversations with the russian ambassador. i hope you can let this go, the president allegedly told comey according to the source. he is a good guy i hope you can let this go. comey didn't. >> comey's memos are especially significant because this is what he wrote in real time immediately following his conversations with the president. >> reporter: abc news has not seen comey's memo, neither has "the new york times." the sources did confirm its existence. the white house is pushing back. and insisting the times story is not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation. and insisting the president has never asked mr. comey or anyone else to end any investigation. some democrats on the hill say this raises serious questions of obstruction of justice and impeachable offense. >> fundamental question here, is anyone including the president of the united states, above the law? >> did you reveal classified information to the russians,
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sir? >> reporter: this new controversy comes hot on the heels of another one. >> mr. president, did you share classified intelligence information with the russians? >> thank you very much. >> reporter: an explosive scoop by "the washington post" that president trump was loose lipped about highly sensitive intelligence matters at his meeting with the russian foreign minister. >> boasting about the looming threat, how the post put it. the president's men now in full damage control mode. >> i stand by the statement i made yesterday. what i'm really saying is the premise of the article was false. >> the sensitive intelligence the president is accused of sharing has to do with an active isis plot to hide bombs in laptop computers. able to avoid detection by airport screening machines. the president's national security adviser h.r. mcmaster denied the story. >> nothing the president takes more
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the story that came out tonight as reported is false. >> then the president confirmed he shared secrets with the russians in a series of tweets. as president i wanted to share with you at an openly scheduled meeting. which i have the absolute right to do. facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety. meeting with the russian foreign min see was a hot potato. coming one day after the firing of fbi director james comey, who was investigating russia's efforts to meddle in the november election. the president invoked comey's name in his own defense, suggesting the problem isn't what he told the russians, but rather what leakers inside the room disclosed to the post. i have been asking director comey and others to find the leakers in the intelligence community he tweeted. the republican chair of the house oversight committee sent a letter to the fbi requesting all memoranda, notes, summaries and recordings having to do with comy and the president.
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two huge stories. both cause for concern. just as the president gets ready to head out on the first foreign trip of his presidency. david wright, abc news, new york. >> president trump's white house meeting with turkey's president prompted violent protests. nine people were injured in what appears to be fighting between opposing groups. two people were arrested. in inside, the two agreed on the purpose of the alliance. but the president differs on arming kurds fighting in syria. now to the breaking weather news overnight. severe storm system extends from texas to minnesota. with the strongest cells right now over nebraska and iowa. the region could see thunderstorms and even tornados overnight. as well as downpours, hails, heavily damaging winds. one person died when a touchdown in a trailer park, north of au claire last night.
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look at the 100 homes were destroyed or damaged by a storm in elk city in the oklahoma panhandle. many people were trapped in the dribble as well. >> one person died. multiple injuries. the twister more than a dozen in the oklahoma, texas panhandles. preliminary hearings for 18 penn state students charged in connection with the death of a fraternity pledge, have been pushed back. at least to next month. none have entered pleas. timothy piazza was forced to guzzle alcohol and twice fell down a flight of stairs. rushed from the field to the hospital. school officials say ninth greater, kimari mcgowan was in conditioning drills when the coach pulled him off the field because he looked pale. they called 911. paramedics rushed him off to the hospital he was pronounced dead. his parents say they're stunned. >> it was surprising, out of
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concern for the kids and their well being when we're not in their presence. make sure they properly be conditioned on the field. >> another parent at the school. the school launched an investigation. game two of the nba western conference finals was actually real close. until it started. steph curry and golden state warriors blew out the spurs to take a 2-0 lead. san antonio played without its star. leonard. injured his ankle in game one. curry scored, game high, 29 points in the warriors. 136-100 win. game three in saturday night in san antonio. celtics won last night's nba lottery. mean boston will select in next month's draft. it's been a good spring for the organization. and not only did they win the lottery. they opened the eastern conference finals tonight at
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home against lebron and the cavaliers. >> all right. good time to see the celtics. until they have to go up against lebron. and maybe not. we'll find out. >> playing well. we'll see. now a boss game for gamers. at pay minor league park. memphis red bird turned their wall into a giant game of super mario brothers. >> human players. were breaking blocks. hopping over obstacles. turning random places into video games. why not the spider wall. shall we say. oh. trying to hit it. >> no, no, no, no. not jumping high enough. >> maybe not tall enough. >> there is that. >> i got one. >> got that one. >> i guess. >> i think i'm way better at this game than you are. >> no, no no, most, most.
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don't forget to jump over the mushrooms. >> it's easy to do it in heels. >> mario makes it look so easy. he's not in the best shape either. >> anybody can do it in heels. fun times coming up. the gadget kids, even adults, that everyone is going crazy for. fidget toys. let the graduation commence. one with a surprise appearance. will farrell. cereinated. we are out of breath. let's take a look at today's temps. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by stamps.com. you won't see these folks at the post office. they have businesses to run. they have passions to pursue.
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30s in florida are sharing the video in hopes some one can identify that, that getaway driver. >> unbelievable. a new study questioning a common treatment for knee pain caused by arthritis. researchers ready. they have discovered that steroid injections work no better than placebo. patients expressed no long term signs of improvement and greater loss in the volume of bone cartilage. another health alert involving breast implants and rare cancer. >> "the new york times" reported on the link and concerns for hundreds of thousands of women who get implants every year. robin roberts has more. >> reporter: when stacy boon was diagnosed with cancer in 2015 she never suspected it was due to her breast implants. >> thought i had the flu the i was having hot flashes. severe sweating. and under my armpit there were not only one, but, four nodules in my lymph node. >> reporter: she was diagnosed with breast implant ant plastic
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large cell lymphoma. alcl, rare deadly form of cancer affects cells and immune system and around breast implant. >> i had my implants done in the early '90s and i was never told i needed to go back and have them checked so many years. >> reporter: she is not alone. the fda saying over the last six years, there have been, 359 reports of possible breast implant associated cancer. including, nine deaths. the american society of plastic surgeons telling abc news, it has a singular focus on patient safety and that it will continue to fund multiple research projects to further delineate this disease process. >> there may be something about the texture of the implant. inducing inflammation. causing the cancer. but it is currently not well understood why it happens. >> reporter: after four six-week
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well you may want to put down ♪ >> welcome back. feeling stressed? well you may want to put down the xanax and pick up a toy. apparently, they're all the craze in helping to soothe angst. we are joined this morning. >> good morning. >> good morning. thanks for having me. >> talking things fun for adults and kids.
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>> talking fidget toys. toys that can keep your hands busy which allows your brain to think more clearly and stay calm. and concentrate on what you are doing. >> something i could use on set. all right. >> start with one of the biggest crazes out there. fidget spinners. give this to you. get this spinning on the table here. >> i did not do that on purpose. >> blame it on me. from top trend. spinner squad fidget spinners. one of the best we have seen so far. they can spin four minutes. get it going. >> that's it. >> what if you can't? >> just keep doing it. more frustrating if you can't do it. >> most people can do it. pretty easy. >> just myself. >> got to get used to it. give it a couple tries there. yeah, these are made really, really well. feature some of kids favorite patterns, colors. we have tie-dye. emojis, spin, spin, spin. >> cool. yours is still going. >> yeah. >> go for quite some time.
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>> slinky, right. one of the most classic toys out there. fun for a girl and boy. >> uh-huh. >> something about repetitive motion, back and forth. back and forth. even the sound is kind of therapeutic for me. >> used to have plastic ones. you know. >> the classic ones. can't go wrong with these. >> there you go. >> you could watch it go down the stairs. there it goes. >> and check these out. these are tangle made to be therapeutic. if you feel it. it has a bumpy rubbery texture. it can spin in all different directions. do whatever with it you. can unclick the parts in any place that you want. yeah. yeah. >> you can do it while meditating or something like that. >> yeah, these are great for kids. great for adults.
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keep your hand busy. >> great as an accessory. wardrobe. absolutely. >> so many functions. so check these out. these are called thumb tacks. >> okay. give you one of these guys. so with this, you just, have the two little, connected by a belt. all kind of crazy tricks with them. there is an app kids can download. they glow in the dark. cool l.e.d. light. isn't that awesome? >> it is awesome. >> these will keep you busy. spin them around. you can download an app. to learn all the cool tricks you can do. that i have -- >> tricks to it. >> i have not mastered them. >> they bounce. made of soft rubber. not dangerous anything like that. super safe for kids. they bounce. >> awesome. all right. i found my toy. >> go ahead. >> a couple more. morph. really awesome compound. that, that you can just squeeze like a stress ball. right. you squeeze this. it is allergen free. kn for kids with gluten allergies anything like that. you can fluff it. stretch it. you can mold it. you can even bounce it.
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it floats in water. >> sort of like playdough. >> different compound. lighter. airy. cool stretching ability. >> there you go. >> look. you are a pro. >> great. just something great to keep your hands busy. you keep, molding it. morphing it. all that good stuff. >> yeah. >> what is this guy? >> this is called swinging. you want to hand that over? show you how it works. this comes with a little desk stand. perfect, perfect for adults or college kids. and all you do is just swing this back and forth. all around. so really great. >> in the middle. >> visual stimulation, right. there is a couple challenges. like trying to get one bar to swing over at a time. or, yep, cheat by using fingers. >> don't call it cheating, just being aggressive. >> works for me. great visual stimulation. >> i like these the best. >> your favorite. >> for these and other toys. visit toyinsider.com. thank you so much. >> thanks for having me. >> let's do this. >> bounce away. >> there you go.
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jon bon jovi. i want to crash your commencement. >> that was back in march when the rock star announced a contest to give college seniors a chance to have him perform at their graduation. students took to social media, tweeting out their best college moments. he told "good morning america." >> we're going to pop up and surprise the school who had the most votes to get us to come. >> right before going out on stage, he revealed the winner. >> here we are backstage in -- to perform a surprise bon jovi song at the graduation. >> please welcome, bon jovi. ♪ ♪ each step of the way ♪ make this the best of the rest of your days ♪ ♪ i say ♪ this isn't how your story ends my friend ♪ ♪ it's just a walk on the road
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[ applause ] >> thank you! good luck, class of 2017. we'll see you. >> linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> how cool is that? he also tweeted out, congrats to the grads we had a blast crashing your graduation party. all part of a gma thing, surprising so many people with, with celebrities. going to be appearing on gma with an inside look how that played out. >> just waiting for when we are going to get the surprise. >> yeah. >> no? >> come on. >> no. >> no. >> not even angela cleaning. no. >> jack, keep working on it will you. >> a man not known for his singing voice did his own serenading for grads, will farrell, led grads, at university of southern california know how much they mean to him. >> he went whitney houston, belting out "will always love you." 20 ♪ will always love you class of
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this morning on "world news now" -- did the president try to interfere with the federal investigation? >> abc news confirming the now fired former fbi director wrote a memo saying president trump asked him to shut down his investigation. it is the latest scathing headline sending the white house into crisis mode overnight. after spending the entire day explaining how the president revealed secretive intel to the russians. breaking overnight. deadly tornados have taken their toll in the center of the country. the intense storm system creating scenes of total devastation with neighborhoods completely ripped apart. >> then the parents of that 16-year-old who died from caffeine overdose speak out. new warnings this morning about, how much is too much. and meet the man suing his date for texting at the movie
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theater. and, that is the price tag for how much he is going for. we'll let you know why he chose this amount. question is, is he a crusader of common decency or just kind of a weirdo. let you decide. >> my hero. my hero. >> wednesday, may 17th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." you seem very torn about this one. not really sure where you stand. >> he is bumble's rosa parks standing up for us. >> interesting story. talker no less. talking more about that coming up. we begin this half-hour with president trump accused of trying to interfere with a federal investigation, and there appears to be a paper trail. >> yeah, sources tell "the new york times" in february, the president asked then-fbi director james comey to shut down the investigation into former national security adviser michael flynn. comey reportedly wrote a memo as he does often, this time detailing the meeting. sharing it with top fbi officials.
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sources say the president made the request while alone in the oval office, with comey, after asking everyone else to leave the room including the attorney general, jeff sessions. >> the white house is denying the report saying it is not a truthful portrayal of the conversation, now many lawmakers are demanding to hear directly from comey. >> we know enough now, enough alleged publicly to bring the director back in open session before our committee with the judiciary committee, but he should come back to the congress and share what he knows in terms of the president's conversations with him on any of the russian investigation. >> some members of congress are accusing the president of obstruction of justice. the republican chair of the house oversight committee is also asking the fbi to turn over all memos and recordings relating to comey's communications with the president. >> should point out, jason chaffetz is outgoing doesn't plan to run for re-election. something that, the day, day 118 of this administration.
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we have another scandal on our hand. >> they're busy at the white house. >> they're busy. >> just doing the match. may 4th. only may 4th, the health care bill that passed the house. may 8th. yates testified. comey fired may 9. 15th, discloses secret information. here we are, whiplash much. >> the fact that the health care bill passing was may 4th. which feels like forever ago. >> exactly. exactly. wow, well as we mention, the comey scandal comes as the white house is struggling to defend president trump against that bomb shell claim that he shared classified information with the russians. >> we know which ally provided intelligence to the united states. the administration and the president himself are not denying that the information revealed was classified. here's abc's jonathan karl. >> reporter: as president trump met with the president of turkey, he was hounded with questions. >> did you share classified information, sir?
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>> mr. president. did you share classified intelligence information with the russians? >> thank you very much. >> reporter: later touted his meeting with the russians as a success. >> we had a very, very successful meeting with the foreign minister of russia. our fight is against isis. >> reporter: at issue what the president said when he met with the russian foreign minister and ambassador in the oval office last week. the "washington post" first reported that the president shared highly sensitive classified information about an isis plot to target civilian airplanes with laptop bombs. secret information abc news has learned given to the united states by israeli intelligence. less than two hours after the story broke, the national security adviser emerged from the west wing to shoot it down. the president seemed to confirm he shared sensitive information with the russians. tweeting, as president i wanted to share with russia, at an openly scheduled white house meeting, which i have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety. >> did the president share
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classified information with the russians in that meeting? >> as i mentioned already. we don't stay what's classified what's not classified. what i will tell you again is that what president shared was wholly appropriate. the story, the story combined what was leaked with other information and then, and then, insinuated about sources and methods. so i wanted to make clear to everybody, that the president in no way, compromised any sources or methods in the course of this conversation. >> reporter: the story is a political nightmare for the trump white house. especially because as a candidate, donald trump made such an issue out of hillary clinton's handling of classified information. >> we can't have someone in the oval office who doesn't understand the meaning of the word confidential or classified. >> reporter: presidents have the authority to declassify anything. the question is why would he share it with an adversary. the white house insists he was soliciting russian help in the fight against isis.
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"the post" story saying he was tryi trying. telling the russians, "i get great intel. i have people brief me on great intel every day." the white house is now confirmed that shortly after that meeting with the russians, that a senior official at national security council here at the white house, placed calls to the nsa and the cia, to tell them about what the president had just revealed to the russians. there was enough concern here at the white house about what the president said that those calls were placed to the top intelligence agencies. jonathan karl, abc news, the white house. all right. so what do the russians make of all of this? a kremlin spokesman called the whole thing utter nonsense. he said the story is not being confirmed or denied. meanwhile, the russian ministry spokeswoman advised not to read u.s. newspapers. doing so has not only become harmful, but dangerous, as well. republican members of congress, concern and increasingly so
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about the trump administration. speaking at a gala last night, senator john mccain reportedly said the trump scandals have reached, quoting here in his words, watergate size and scale. senate republican leader mitch mcconnell has stood by the president so far but even he sounding frustrated. >> i think it would be helpful to have less drama emanating from the white house. >> do you have concerns about the president's ability to properly handle classified information? >> no. >> quite the pause there. >> meantime, tennessee governor bob corker has been one of the president's top allies but said he would like to see more discipline from the white house. quoting here, they have to figure out a way to come to grips with all that's happening right now. the sixth round of syrian peace talks resume today in switzerland. expectations are low. the various factions are meeting with u.n. negotiators in separate rooms.
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the assad regime says talks in kazakhstan, organized by russia and iran are more useful. the geneva talks are a show for the media. the syrian government did take the opportunity to emphatically deny u.s. allegations of mass executions at a prison. the agency says six people were killed and dozens injured. back to this country and breaking news from overnight in wisconsin. one person its dead and dozens injured by a severe storm. a tornado touching down in a mobile home park, 40 miles north of au clairee. destroying dozens of trailers. a second tornado was reported a few hours later, although there was no damage. more storms including some hail are expected throughout the overnight hours. and thousands of customers are without power in that area and schools have been canceled today. there were reports of a dozen tornados in the texas panhandle.
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some roofs and siding were torn off. power lines downed. but there are no reports of injuries there. weather damage was much more serious. 50 miles to the east in oklahoma panhandle. at least 40 homes completely destroyed in elk city. and some people were trapped inside homes. and we're told at least one person died. >> and, more severe weather expected in the midwest. illinois, wisconsin, missouri, busy weather day. large hail, damaging winds most likely this afternoon and evening. flooding and even tornadoes are possible, as well as power outages. you can expect travel delays. another strong storm heading into central u.s. tomorrow. former bachelor star chris soules pleaded not guilty to leaving the scene of a fatal crash. soules arrested in iowa. after rear ending a man in a tractor and then taking off. kenneth moscher later died at the hospital.
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if convicted, soules could face up to five years in prison. >> this story. local tv reporter, covering the chris soles story. facing jam jailtime in how she covered his cort eed his court . the 22-year-old, elizabeth emani, defied a judge's order, not allowing her station to record the hearing. by using her cell phone. posting the video on her station's website. she has plead not guilty. she could face up to six months behind bars. guy in texas filed a lawsuit for a bad date. his name is brandon vezmar suing a woman that he met on the dating app bumble. >> he claims during their movie date all she did was text. texting friends all day. when we told her to take it outside. she left the theater and never came back. >> at this point i decided to
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file a lawsuit. here's why. no personal responsibility. it was the friend. it was the phone. it was you. nonsense. >> well. they haven't spoken since. >> what a surprise. >> shocking. >> the woman released a statement. she release aid statement. zezmar's behavior made me uncomfortable and i felt i needed to remove myself from the situation for my own safety. >> she added i hope one day he can move past this, find peace in my life. my favorite part of the whole thing is what he is suing for. $17.31. the cost of the movie tickets. >> he is standing up. >> to which we say where do you find movie tickets for $17.31. >> cost of one ticket. >> good thing she didn't order any popcorn. >> just imagine. >> otherwise. gone up to 20 bucks. >> the lawsuit claims the principal is important as the the defend's behavior is a threat to civilized society. >> he is our hero.
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coming up, the battle of the burger joints come here to our studio. >> we, at least i, am going to dig in as the debate rages. who has the best burger in america. first, "real housewives" star dinna manzo beaten up and robbed after returning home with her boyfriend. we'll tell you about the ongoing investigation. >> find us on facebook. you're watching "world news now." investigation. >> find us on facebook. you're watching "world news now."
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new video new video from south central russia where four people are dead after a gas explosion tore through the center of an apartment building in the city of volgograd. all five floors reduced to rubble. officials fear there may be victims in the wreckage. 12 young children in houston are dealing with injuries after a science experiment gone wrong. this happened during what was reportedly a supervised experiment outside a preschool
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involving chemicals that erupted into a fire ball. all of the kids in the scenario are 3 years old. 11 of them were burned. one of them was trampled. some were also hospitalized. one is in the hospital. but we're told in good condition. both the fire department and the state agency that oversees the schools, are investigating. >> that video inside. just absolutely frightening for many of the parents. we are learning more this morning about the death of a south carolina teen blamed on too much caffeine. >> his parents are speaking out about losing their son. abc's adrienne bankert has more. >> reporter: killed by caffeine. unthinkable. a 16-year-old child dead after drinking a mcdonald's latte, large mountain dew and an energy drink. >> i stand before you as a broken hearted father and hope that something good can come from this. >> reporter: davis cripe suffering a fatal heart arrhythmia. >> davis like so many kids and people out there today, were doing something they thought was totally harmless.
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>> reporter: toxicology reports show that davis was healthy, without any pre-existing heart condition. his family says he never did drugs or drank alcohol. the mayo clinic says the most caffeine a teen should consume is 100 mg. equal to an 8 ounce coffee or a 16 ounce soda. the combination of the three beverages davis drank added up to almost six times that amount. shocking to think that someone can die from beverages we enjoy every single day. what's dangerous, you don't know how your body or your child's will respond. adrienne bankert, abc news, new york. >> coming up in the next half-hour. roseanne and the rest of the connors are returning to tv after 20 years. hear why they say the time is right for a come back. first, brutal home invasion. real housewife star was beat so badly she ended up in the hospital after walking in on a robbery. robbery. the latest, next.
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former real housewife of new jersey, dina manzo dealing with a real life nightmare she and her boyfriend brutally attacked in their home. >> the couple was ambushed by
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two intruders armed with a baseball bat. c.j. holmes with the details. >> reporter: she is the reality star from bravo's "real housewives of new jersey." >> you started vicious lies that can hurt my child. >> reporter: a new reality for dina manzo after surviving a terrifying home invasion over the weekend. investigators say boyfriend david canton were brutally attacked inside their homedale, new jersey, townhouse. the 47-year-old mother of one who lives in california was back in new jersey to celebrate the first holy communion of her god daughter, daughter of former housewives co-star, teresa guidice. police say just before 11:30 p.m. saturday, they were returning home from the celebration when they were attacked by two masked intruders. >> everyone keeps an eye out on everyone else here because it is, it's a small community. >> reporter: canton was struck several times with a baseball bat by one of the assailants. manzo punched multiple times by the other. they were both tied up while the robbers stole cash and jewelry.
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eventually canton was able to free himself and call 911. the two taken to the hospital and treated for facial injuries. their attorney tells abc news, dina and david are obviously shaken from the traumatic and violent home invasion and robbery. no one should ever have to go through what they did. posting the photos with manzo hours before the attack tells abc news, i am very shaken by what has happened and very concerned for my friend, who i love like a sister. i hope whoever did this is caught and punished. >> the brutality tells me that these are amateurs. that they overreacted during a burglary or home invasion and beat the victims for no real cause. >> t.j. holmes, abc news, new york. >> and police are asking for the public's help. they haven't caught the guys. they say they're potentially very violent people. clearly. >> yeah, definitely frightening thing. the couple by the way out of the hospital. and expected to make a full, physical recovery. but no doubt probably traumatizing every time they go back home. >> yeah, they now live in california. they were in here, in jersey for
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even on soft surfaces. one more way you've got what it takes to protect. so, "the mix" is back and we're going to get and talk politics right now. who says that -- there is no, no -- there is nothing that is being done in washington, d.c. at this point. >> okay. >> there is. here is proof. right here. >> oh, how cute. >> so that is a duck ramp built at the capital reflecting pool in d.c. the architect of the capital who does everything about the capitol building itself decided to build it for the four families of mallard ducks that actually live there. >> how sophisticated. >> then they notice just over the last couple days.
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little ducks there using it just as design. but before you get excited about it, some lawmakers are calling it waste of resource however. >> how expensive? >> looks like made out of cardboard. >> the first bridge built. >> that's how i get up here to the desk. the ramp. >> little. okay. on to speaking of politics. over to polls right now. very important poll conducted by the harris polls annual trend study. >> real clear politics. >> they evaluate the nation's feelings on burgers. >> oh. >> and for years now in n out burger has come out on top. however not this year, my friend. we have a new winner, five guys. five guys is now apparently, america's favorite burger, and so in the spirit of journalism. >> what is it about five guys. >> journalism. >> five guys started in virginia, apparently. >> yeah, yeah, yeah. known for its burgers grilled in front of customers.
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topped with limitless toppings. look at the toppings. >> quality. how likely you are to purchase. >> how familiar are you with this burger? >> not at all. i'm about to become very familiar. >> can't wait for the close up. look at the close-up there. oh, my gosh. that's -- >> i don't eat, a good burger. >> very good burger. >> no. you're a pusher. >> have a french fry. >> no, i'm driving. i can't. >> have a fry. >> what? >> the starter drug. no. >> once you start with the fry. >> gateway drug. >> gateway drug. >> and try a fry. >> just like my god. i love you. >> congratulations to five guys. you got this one. i am going to chow down. a dad is pretty popular because he built a pirate ship treehouse in the backyard. >> what? >> look at this.
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breaking news this morning. on "world news now." deadly tornados across the country's midsection from texas to wisconsin. powerful storms ripping up communities. the twisters completely destroying homes and trapping residents in the rubble. and new reporting on the latest report troubling the trump administration. did the president try to stop the fbi chief, he later fired, from investigating michael flynn? we have the latest on this developing story. new this half hour, manhunt for an arsonist who targeted a mosque. >> suspect in surveillance video igniting a trail of flammable liquid before taking off. >> can you smell what the rock is cooking? well, apparently, a potential presidential bid. before you raise an eyebrow in confusion, there is a new poll which shows he could be a
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formidable candidate. that's coming up in "the skinny." it is wednesday, may 17th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." we do say good morning everybody on this wednesday. we'll start with the deadly weather on the move right now. at least two people have died, from the storm's pounding states from mexico to the canadian border. >> see the concentration of the storm. a fairly narrow band. some of the most severe cells over iowa, nebraska damaging storms and even tornados possible overnight. flooding and travel delays also likely. >> one person died in elk city, oklahoma, panhandle there. where a tornado completely destroyed 40 homes. as many as 75 others were heavily damaged. some residents were trapped in the rubble. >> another fatality when a tornado hit a mobile home park in western wisconsin. about 40 miles north of au claire, dozens of trailers were destroyed. >> i know there was walls on top
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of people. how it was described to me. i would describe it as total destruction. there is a whole row where there should be trailers, nothing but debris. >> more than a dozen reported tornados touched down in texas panhandle alone. also heavy rain and large hail. some roofs and siding were torn off. power lines downed in texas. but there are no reports of any injuries. >> we'll continue to keep an eye on overnight storms. we want to move on to the other big breaking news. the white house once again in crisis mode following a report that the president tried to get former fbi director james comey to end the investigation into michael flynn. >> sources say comey wrote a memo about that conversation that allegedly took place the day after flynn, former national security adviser was forced to resign. now lawmakers are demanding answers, abc's kenneth motten has the latest. >> reporter: another stunning headline involving the trump white house. >> if true, this is yet another
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disturbing allegation that the president may have engaged in some interference or obstruction of the investigation. >> reporter: abc news confirms a source close to fired fbi director james comey says comey wrote a memo in february detailing white house conversation with president trump. that source says in the memo, comey quoted the president saying flynn is a good guy. i hope you can let this go. "the new york times" first reported the memo part of a paper trail comey wanted to leave behind as evidence of what he called improper influence into his investigation. the white house is disputing the story in a statement." "the president has never asked mr. comey or anyone to end any investigation, including any investigation involving general flynn. this is not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the president and mr. comey." trump said comey was fired because "he wasn't doing a good job." but admitted the fbi investigation into russia played a role. members of congress reacting. house oversight committee chairman jason chaffetz tweeted if the memo exists i need to see it sooner than later. i have mine subpoena pin ready.
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>> in a week full of revelation after revelation on a day when we thought things couldn't get any worse, they have. >> if mr. comey is alleging the president did something inappropriate, i don't want to read a memo. i want to hear from him. >> reporter: lawmakers urging comey to return to capitol hill to share what he knows. >> reporter: yesterday evening the house intelligence committee was briefed on the director of the cia on capitol hill. more members of congress want to hear from the white house on what was said in trump's meeting with the russians. diane, kendis. >> only wednesday morning, folks, hang on. white house in the meantime refusing to say whether president trump revealed classified information to the russians. the president defended himself on twitter saying he has an absolute right to share facts pertaining to terrorism with russia. we now know intelligence in question was given to the united states by israel. national security adviser, h.r. mcmaster said the president could not have told the russians the source of the information because he didn't know the
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source. >> that the president wasn't aware of where this information came from. he wasn't briefed on the source or method of information either. >> the president is accused of putting the source at risk jeopardizing relationships with many allies. israel's ambassador to the u.s. said the partnership between the two countries remains solid. the question is, what is that terror threat that the president may have revealed to the russians? abc's brian ross has answers. >> reporter: what's at risk according to current officials is life of a spy inside isis. placed there by israel. providing sensitive information about terror plots against america on the condition the u.s. keep the source secret. >> the real risk is not just this source, future sources of information about plots against us. >> reporter: current intelligence inside isis involves an active plot to bring down a passenger jet en route to the u.s. with a bomb hidden in a laptop that the u.s. believes can get
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through airport screening machines undetected. the information is so reliable, that the u.s. is considering a ban on laptops on all flights from europe to the u.s. >> the thing they want to do the most is have a large airplane blow up in flight. >> reporter: isis has already taken credit for blowing up a russian airliner two years ago, killing more than 200 people. claiming the bomb was hidden in a soft drink can. the white house national security adviser, says that justifies president trump's disclosures to the russians. >> this was the context of a conversation in which it was wholly appropriate to share what the threat was, as a basis for common action and coordination. >> reporter: but many in the counterterrorism community say what the president did was a mistake. >> russia is not part of the isis coalition. they are not our partner. >> russia is known to trade information with countries that are not friends of the u.s. including iran.
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a sworn enemy of israel. brian ross, abc news, new york. a transgender soldier convicted of leaking classified government materials expected to be released from a military hospital today. talking about chelsea manning, served seven years of the 35 year sentence which was commuted, you may recall by former president obama. her imprisonment longer than any case dealing with leaks in the u.s. former bradley manning admitted uploading files to wikileaks. a removal of a confederate area monument in new orleans started overnight. this one, honor, general pgt beauregard during the attack of fort sumter. which started of course the civil war. it is the third of four monuments the city is planning to remove. the beauregard monument stood in a traffic circle there since 1915. if diamonds are a girl's best friend, someone gained two bffs.
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anonymous buyer, set the record for most expensive earrings ever auctioned. the pear shaped earrings were auctioned separately, but bought by the same buyer. the 14 carat and 16 carat blue and pink sold for combined $57.4 million at southeby's. >> kendis, you shouldn't have. >> i didn't. >> $57 million. >> yeah, that was so nice. >> that is one makeup present there. holy cow. >> so sweet. >> imagine if you lose one. >> oh. i don't think i would want to wear something that expensive. >> no. so, after a long winter and spring, some people just can't wait to get to the beach. like, that guy. >> he was so excited to dig his toes in the sand he drove right up to the water to get a close view. clearly though. little too close. >> that is good. good. >> painful. mother nature was going -- oh. to win this one. apparently wanted to take pictures of the suv by the
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ocean. >> mission accomplished. >> got a little too close. >> mission accomplished. got a little too close. >> eventually, a tow truck came in. and pulled the vehicle out of that whole situation. note. for anyone else with any ideas, don't do that. >> yeah. the very elaborate psa this morning. >> just hurts to watch. >> don't do that. >> testing the four-wheel drive a little too much. >> doesn't quite work. >> no. all right. well, coming up. "roseanne" returns to television. >> it's been 20 years since the final episode. hear how the reboot will put a different spin on the sitcom. and the book behind the controversial netflix series "13 reasons why" now banned from a school library after a disturbing trend. the details after the break. but, first, take a look at today's forecast.
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a mosque near tampa. watch as the suspect pours some accelerant on the sidewalk and lights it on fire. the incident happened in february. police are releasing the video hoping the public can help them find that person. the fire was extinguished quickly. but the mosque did sustain some damage. now to colorado where a school district briefly banned the book "13 reasons why" after a string of suicides. critics say the novel and netflix series by the same name, romanticizes suicide. the order to remove the book came from a single school official. but since has been put back on library shelves after school officials actually read it and saw it wasn't as graphic and sensationalized at the netflix series. 12 children in houston were injured after a science experiment gone wrong. >> firefighters were called to the school after a ball of fire quickly got out of control. abc's phillip mena at the scene. >> reporter: children carried off. rushed away to nearby ambulances and awaiting parents after a
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science experiment turned into an out of control fireball. >> a flash from the chemicals that were mixed. and caused, a flame burns. >> reporter: 12 preschool students, all 3 years old injured in the blast. 11 suffering burns. six taken to a local hospital in houston. >> it exploded and some of the little kids got hurt. >> reporter: but this isn't the first time. an arizona teacher was burned and a student suffered minor injuries after this science experiment with an ethanol jug erupted. a fairfax, virginia high school had to be evacuated after a chemistry experiment sent a ball of fire across the classroom. injuring five students and the teacher. child protective services has joined in on the investigation. five of the six children sent to the hospital have been released. one remains in good condition. phillip menna, abc news, houston. >> apparently this was, a
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supervised science experiment when all of this took place. >> it's odd. especially given the age of the kids. all of them 3 years old. >> yeah. >> lot of people wondering what kind of experiment would they have been conducting. >> my gosh. >> the investigators looking into it. many questions still being raised about this whole thing. when we come back, the race for the white house just got a little more interesting. >> kanye? >> and sir patrick stewart's new role might have you -- down in the dumps. dumps. "the skinny" is next. "the skinny" is next. ing hair 1r that's instantly smoother and tangle free. because strong is beautiful. ♪ lysol max cover kills 99.9% of bacteria, even on soft surfaces. one more way you've got what it takes to protect.
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"world news now" continues after this from our abc the apartment building where the fire was. when things like this happen, i think you find a new perspective on life. hi. red cross put us in a hotel so we were able to stay together. we're strong and, if we overcame that or if we can overcome that, we can overcome anything, so. [ sniffle ]
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♪ skinny so skinny >> all right, it is "the skinny" time. very special skinny i might add. >> uh-huh. >> we start with the rock. my best friend.
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cooking up, a potential run for the white house. so you might remember, dwayne johnson told gq, it is a real possibility. >> now there is a poll, could you believe it? a new national poll, from public policy polling, which by the way had hillary clinton winning florida. >> they always get it. they always get it right. looking at who would win if johnson went up against trump. in 2020. >> according to the poll he would lead trump 42-37. winning over 15% of trump supporters. >> what? >> that's the reaction right there. we know he tweeted you last week about your strong eyebrow game. >> what was that. repeat that clearly. >> eyebrow game strong, d. >> since the rock loves my eyebrow game and since we are
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now best friends. i got to thinking. we could have a good presidential ticket here. >> 2020 ticket. >> the party of the people's eyebrow. can you smell what the white house is cooking? >> you're vp candidate. kind of reminds me of the veep from hbo, actually. >> do you think? >> yeah, you don't think? >> whole lot of raised eyebrows. >> would you vote for me? >> of course. >> when i do the eyebrow? >> the eyebrow is creepy. >> creepy, why? >> i don't know. >> well, fine then. >> i will vote for you though. >> the left needs work. uh-oh. getting criticized here. they are different. they go down in different times. this one goes up, the corner. this one goes up the whole thing. >> you do it. can you just try. >> that was good. >> think i nailed it. >> you are not on the presidential ticket. >> no.
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well i didn't have the rock as my bff. >> wolf blitzer as a follower on twitter. the kardashian jenner clan. >> taye diggs on the other hand. >> thank you, taye. khloe and kendall were out, nice bike ride. while strolling through the -- that was kendall. ♪ i want to ride my bicycle >> kendall taking a huge spill on her bike. like any good sister would, khloe posted on instagram. the whole thing has 4.4 million views already. posted yesterday. the caption, my work here is done. what a good sister. >> we appreciate it. >> would that -- many views you can only imagine the fun being had on the interwebs. here's one. we can all relate to. me, i will not fall for him anymore. crush. hi. >> that's unfortunate. >> all right. moving on to something more kid
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friendly. a new pixar movie coming out. called "the emoji movie." >> sir captain stewart plays a popular emoji in the movie. >> what do we do after we go potty? >> should we wash our hands. >> we're number two! >> i thought that was a chocolate emoji. >> no. >> no. >> nice and swirly. looks like an ice cream cake. >> tj miller, arrived at the cannes film festival to promote the movie. he actually parasailed on to an emoji filled boat. what emoji would you use for that. >> for him parasailing on to that. >> yeah. >> this movie is really going to suck.
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>> there is a thumbs down emoji. >> there is in the giant menu. >> maybe patrick stewart stewart has a mortgage to pay off or something. why? >> maybe patrick stewart stewart has a mortgage to pay off or something. why? mortgage to pay off or something. why?
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america's favorite blue-collar sweetheart is back. >> care for a drink. >> just mineral water. >> we've got water and i'm sure it's got minerals in it. >> reporter: abc announcing "roseanne" is set to return 20 years after the final episode. >> what else is new? >> shut up. >> this is why some animals eat their young. >> reporter: the show known for roseanne's laugh and brand of sarcastic working class humor captured the hearts of millions over the course of a decade. abc entertainment president, channing dungy, announcing. we will be seeing some familiar faces. >> today that we would be seeing some familiar faces. >> i'm thrilled to announce that while all the original cast, and original writers and end directors are returning. >> wheeled out like royalty on the same old couch. >> i would look to be humble for a moment. you would thing nothing had changed. >> reporter: the duo looking forward to the reunion. >> the most fun part of it was how much the cast and writers and crew loved each other.
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i so look forward to that again. >> yeah, i would look forward to the family atmosphere that we had, that bickering, crazed, family atmosphere. >> reporter: abc pointing out, how there is really no one better to comment on our modern america than roseanne. still no word however on how goodman's character will make a return. it was revealed in the finale the prior season was actually a dream, and he had died of a heart attack. >> this is going to be fun! >> reporter: either way, the connors will return in 2018 for an eight-episode reboot. dan harris, abc news, new york. >> reboot. >> how are their going to do it? bring dan back. >> just start anew. >> just start over from square one. >> exactly. no dream. no death. >> whole bobby ewing thing, never a dream. bobby died. i'm still not over that. >> that was a dream. with jr. >> spoiler alert. >> yeah. ale
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they don't help single moms. hi. hi. what happened to our house last year? it flooded. and the water flooded out. yeah. the red cross arranged the hotel for us. they gave me that break, that leverage, to be able to get it together and... take care of them, you know? i feel like we've come full circle. like that! this is how i'll do it. sarah: there you go.
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making news in america this wednesday morning, breaking overnight, severe weather outbreak triggering deadly tornadoes. the damage coming in from several states and where it's all heading right now. president trump faces new accusations that he tried to interfere with a federal investigation. plus, we have new details about the allegedly classified information the president gave the russians and the administration's new response. we're live in washington. >> a scare at a preschool when a science experiment ends with an explosion. what went wrong. >> talk about a bad first date. a man is suing a woman for texting during a movie. and we do say good morning on this wednesday. we have several breaking stories to get to.

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