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making news in america this friday morning, republicans and democrats taking to the field coming together after the shooting rampage during practice. the first pitch by one of the capitol police heroes. there it is. the accused shooter's wife speaking out. more trouble for the president's inner circle. the new report about jared kushner being under investigation. and the new attack from the president aimed at hillary clinton. plus, what he's expected to announce today about u.s. relations with cuba. and breaking overnight, captured. the escaped inmates accused of killing prison guards back in custody. how they were found. and a blimp falling out of the sky not far from the u.s. open golf tournament. the fireball after it crashed and an update on the pilot's condition.
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good morning, everyone. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm adrienne bankert in for diane macedo. we're going to have more on those stories in a moment. but first we have first breaking and potentially a huge development in the fight against terror. russia claims it may have killed the leader of isis. the russian defense ministry is trying to find out if abu bakr al baghdadi was killed three weeks ago in a russian air strike in syria. the u.s., however, has not confirmed these details. >> but this comes as isis continues to lose territory in iraq and syria. for years al baghdadi has been one of the world's most wanted men. a $25 million reward from the u.s. for info leading to his capture. the last public video of baghdadi was from a mosque in mosul back in 2014. >> and apparently he has been on the run quite a bit since then. again, russia this morning says
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we'll continue to stay on top of this breaking story and brian ross and martha raddatz will have more on "good morning america." now to something rare in the nation's capital. true bipartisanship on display at last night's congressional baseball game. there were balls, strikes, runs, of course, scored. in the end the democrats defeating the republicans. >> but that was not as important as the unity they showed on the field following wednesday's attack at a republican practice. abc's stephanie ramos reports. >> reporter: the annual congressional baseball game in washington pitting democrats against republicans hit a home run last night. the first pitch thrown by capitol police officer david bailey. he was hit by gunfire wednesday morning when 66-year-old james hodgkinson started shooting at republican congressmen and staff gearing up for batting practice at a ballpark in alexandria, virginia. the suspected shooter reportedly angry with the republican party
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and the president firing at congressman steve scalise who remains in critical condition. >> steve scalise, this hat is for you. >> reporter: the injured showing up to support. the first family also there, but the president making his appearance on the jumbotron due to security concerns. >> tonight's game is taking on a much deeper level of meaning. >> reporter: the game is a 108-year-old tradition. this year's event raising more than a million dollars for charity and trying to send the message of unity despite the divisive political times. >> when the speaker announced that we were going to do it, every republican i know and every democrat said that's the right thing to do. everybody wants to play. >> we want to beat those guys and they want to beat us. and afterwards we're going to give each other a hug and drink beer together. >> reporter: the shooter's wife in illinois emotionally speaking to reporters. >> i had no idea this was going to happen, and i don't know what to say about it. >> reporter: the shooting has raised concerns about lawmakers' security. house minority leader nancy pelosi says if there are any
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changes, that will be up to the capitol police, but in times like these when there is a group of lawmakers around, she says security should be present. kendis, adrienne. >> and security was certainly tight last night. stephanie, thank you. now to the expanding investigation into allegations of russian interference in the election prompting president trump to unleash on twitter. >> as the special counsel reportedly tries to determine if the president obstructed justice, sources say investigators are now looking into the finances of one of his closest confidants, his son-in-law. this morning a key figure of president trump's inner circle, possibly under investigation. "the washington post" reporting special counsel robert mueller is looking into the business dealings of jared kushner, the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, as part of the probe into russia's interference in the election. kushner's lawyer saying, we do not know what this report refers to. mr. kushner previously volunteered to share with congress what he knows about russia-related matters. the new revelation comes after the president himself slammed a "post" report that he's now the
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subject of an investigation by mueller for possible obstruction of justice. the president on twitter calling it the single greatest witch-hunt in american political history led by some very bad and conflicted people. he was asked about the report in person. >> mr. president, do you believe that you are under investigation now? >> reporter: and ignored the question, but the president did call for unity following the shooting that injured congressman steve scalise. >> and i have a feeling that steve has made a great sacrifice but there could be some unity being brought to our country. let's hope so. >> reporter: but hours later, a far cry from that plea, back on twitter and on the attack. this time going after hillary clinton, tweeting, why is it that hillary clinton's family and dems dealings with russia are not looked at but my nondealings are? and we should mention the president has a busy day ahead. he heads to miami to change course on cuba.
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he's expected to roll back some of the changes president obama made when he restored diplomatic relations. the revised policy will restrict travel and business with cuban companies, many of them owned by the military, but the u.s. embassy in havana will remain open, and americans can continue to bring back rum and cuban cigars. the u.s. military is sending more troops to afghanistan. a trump administration official says the pentagon will deploy almost 4,000 additional troops into the war-torn country hoping to end a stalemate in a war that's now been passed on to a third u.s. president. the decision could be announced as early as next week. the american college student recently released from a north korean prison remains in a coma this morning. doctors say otto warmbier is in a state of unresponsive wakefulness at an ohio hospital. they're still not sure what caused his severe brain damage. warmbier's relatives are angered the 22-year-old's condition was not revealed sooner. his father speaking out wearing the jacket his son wore when he
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was taken into north korea. >> we're thrilled that our son is on american soil and i'm able to talk to you on otto's behalf and i'm able to wear the jacket that he wore when he gave his confession. >> north korea claims warmbier fell into a coma as a result of botulism and a sleeping pill. doctors say they have not found any evidence of botulism. now, let's take a look at the nation's weather. we're watching two storm systems. one right now is in the east moving toward the coast. it'll bring showers and possibly thunderstorms toward the coast this morning and heavier rain later. the other stretches from oklahoma up into iowa. some very strong storms are likely today in the central plains, and they're cleaning up
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in northeast wisconsin from the second largest swarm of tornadoes ever in northeast wisconsin in a single afternoon. nine of them, twisters uprooting trees, tearing off roofs, as 00 well, as you can see there. and still ahead, a verdict watch in the bill cosby trial. what the judge told the jury after they said they were deadlocked. and breaking overnight, an end to the massive manhunt for two escaped inmates. where they were found and a new picture after being captured. plus, a missing navy sailor found alive. wait until we tell you where he was for seven days. where he was for seven days. mom was diagnosed with alzheimer's at 58 years old. for me, it was heart-wrenching. bea: it takes a toll on everyone. i mean, it's a depressing disease to watch unfold before your eyes. you just don't see -- the person's soul is, like, gone. lisa: this disease just ravages a family.
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so, just what was he thinking? new jersey state police would like to find this guy and ask. several drivers phoning in to report a shirtless young man hanging out the window of an suv as it was racing down the atlantic city expressway, the car going 80 miles an hour. to pennsylvania now and the bill cosby sex assault jury returns this morning for a fifth day of deliberations. the seven men and five women have told the judge they are deadlocked and cannot reach a unanimous decision on any of the charges. they have already spent 30 hours in deliberations and worked until 9:00 last night. cosby's accused of drugging and molesting a woman 13 years ago. he claims the sex was consensual. a grand jury will decide whether to indict a murder suspect in ohio.
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45-year-old george brinkman broke down in tears in court yesterday as prosecutors accused him of murdering suzanne taylor and her two college-age daughters. the three women among five people brinkman is accused of killing over just a three-day period. friends say brinkman and taylor were long-term friends who had graduated high school together but he wanted more from their friendship. in london two separate investigations are under way into the deadly high-rise apartment building fire. crews have been able to access some parts of this scorched tower. the search for the victims' remains continues. right now we know there are at least 17 casualties. many people are still unaccounted for. officials say they may not be able to identify all of those killed. a naval technician thought to be missing at sea has been found on his ship. peter mims' disappearance last week triggered a massive man overboard search in the philippines sea that lasted for several days. mims was found yesterday hiding
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in the engine room of his ship, the "uss shiloh." a source tells abc news mims was being mistreated and wanted to leave the navy. when we come back, a blimp deflates and bursts into flames while flying over the u.s. open golf tournament. what we're learning about the pilot. plus, a high-flying stunt over niagara falls. the daredevil hanging on by her teeth. by her teeth. gone, people. and one of us used up all the sunscreen! i wonder who... . we're gonna need some reinforcements...quick. copy that. walgreens makes it easy when summer needs a little help. your summer base camp is just around the corner so you can get in, out and back to those summer shenanigans. walgreens. at the corner of happy & healthy®. this week, redeem balance rewards points and get a coupon for 10 times everyday points.
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boston, washington, d.c., charlotte, atlanta -- you get it, the east coast. >> and all the biggest airports. >> avoid the east coast. all right. well, breaking overnight the nationwide manhunt for two escaped georgia prison inmates is over. >> thank goodness. donnie rowe and rickie dubose captured by a tennessee homeowner last night as they allegedly tried to steal his car. >> right before that police say they had terrorized an elderly couple with a home invasion and led police on a high-speed chase then a chase on foot. officials say rowe and dubose escaped from a prison bus earlier this week by killing two security guards there, sergeants christopher monica and curtis blue. federal investigators are in wisconsin this morning looking into what caused a fiery crash of a blimp over yesterday's u.s. open golf tournament. >> the pilot who is now hospitalized in serious condition reportedly told authorities he had heard panels ripping off the side of the airship before it deflated and crashed. abc's alex perez with more. >> reporter: federal investigators working to figure
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out what caused this advertising blimp to come crashing down exploding into a ball of flames. the aircraft crashing into this field about half a mile from the u.s. open tournament golf course in erin hills, wisconsin, around 11:15 thursday morning. thousands of spectators watching the competition, many finding themselves watching this instead in disbelief. >> and we saw the whole thing as it's going down and then there were three explosions on the ground. >> reporter: on board the pilot trevor thompson. rescue crews pulling thompson from the wreckage moments before several explosions. crew chief matt schmidt telling espn thompson was calling for help but he couldn't move. thompson placed on a stretcher and carried on to a waiting medevac helicopter. alex perez, abc news, erin hills, wisconsin. >> wow. well, a wallenda has broken another dramatic record by a wallenda. erendira wallenda, the wife of famed daredevil nik wallenda -- how many times can we say wallenda in the story.
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successfully by her teeth 300 feet over niagara falls. her stunt breaking her husband's previous record for highest suspension, which he set six years ago hanging from his mouth over bronson, missouri. i just -- why by the teeth. >> i hope they have a good dental plan. now to sports. the golden state warriors can look forward to next season now that they've officially celebrated recapturing the nba title. the scene there on the bay hundreds of thousands of fans coming out for the team's victory parade in oakland. >> yes, now let's get some more highlights from espn. good morning. it's "sportscenter" from los angeles. stan verrett. neil everett here. you take the baseball. i'll handle golf. >> i thought he should go first. but he said i should go first, so i'll go first. baseball, jeff samardzjia, wait, why is jeff samardzjia batting in the top of the ninth? because the giants had run out of players. they're trying to make a comeback coming back from eight runs down late and winning. hunter strickland folded. that's your walkoff. that's your win. bud black was happy. rockies win, 10-9.
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u.s. open, opening round from erin hills in wisconsin and rickie fowler missed the cut at the last two u.s. opens. he's a pretty safe bet for the weekend unless things go horribly wrong on friday because he was great on thursday. second on the par 4 11th, his second hole. got that within eight feet. first of four birdies on his first nine holes. third shot on the par 5 1st, his tenth. that'll come back to six feet. made that to get to 5 under then the par 5 7th, birdied all four of the par 5s. and fowler has the lead all by his lonesome after a 65 in the first round. so more action coming up there on friday. a lot of big names in danger of missing the cut. back to you. >> fore! >> all right. thanks, fellows. next in "the pulse" former president obama's revelation about what he listened to in the oval office. plus, they say a picture is worth a thousand words, right? a man sends a city a message by making a hot tub out of a pothole. >> okay.
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♪ ♪ all right, time for your friday "the pulse," and we're going to start start with a major first for a rapper. >> yes, jay z, mr. shawn carter has become the first rapper ever to be inducted into the songwriters' hall of fame. the 21-time grammy award winner has has penned well over 100 songs over his career. >> wow. >> he wasn't there for the ceremony last night in new york, but the highlight was a very special message from a former president. >> i had to brush some dirt off my shoulders during a campaign, so i'm pretty sure i'm still the only president to listen to jay z's music in the oval office. that may change at some point, but i'm pretty sure that's true now. >> so also in that video president obama also mentioned that he and jay z both have wives who are significantly more popular than themselves.
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jay z did make a rare appearance on twitter thanking more than 90 friends, 90 fellow rappers. >> yeah, lots of rappers. lots of love going around. he was congratulatory, excited. celebrating. yeah. >> possibly inebriated. >> okay. the golden retriever is one of the most popular breeds of dog in the u.s. they're gentle, friendly, and they instinctively love water. >> but 9-year-old buddy here was a late bloomer. he had never gone swimming until now. oh, my gosh, and he wasn't having it. >> oh, look at that. buddy. >> okay. >> way to go, bud. >> nice job. >> that is huge. you guys dr. no idea. >> now, the michigan mutt goes swimming just about every day. then there's this adult golden retriever who perhaps doesn't realize he's no longer a small puppy. >> oh, my. >> he creates his owner by
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jumping on the man's lap, turning around and around wagging his tail in the guy's face, settling down and ending and plans to watch tv or read the paper. >> he probably weighs as much as his owner. >> yeah. a mississippi man's neighborhood pothole no longer runneth over. this is daniel trussel. he decided to bring awareness to eight-foot-wide pothole in jackson by using it as a hot tub. >> seems to make sense. he posted the photo there on instagram, and the embarrassing shot worked. crews were out yesterday filling up the pothole. yes. >> good work. >> more news after this. >> wow. gia, i was a doer. i was active. then the chronic, widespread pain drained my energy. my doctor said moving more helps ease fibromyalgia pain. she also prescribed lyrica. fibromyalgia is thought to be the result of overactive nerves. lyrica is believed to calm these nerves. woman: for some, lyrica can significantly relieve fibromyalgia pain and improve function, so i feel better. lyrica may cause serious allergic reactions or suicidal thoughts or actions.
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good morning, south bay. let's get up and get going. >> we made it to friday, june 16th. we're celebrating a day early. >> yeah. >> i feel the heat in here, is it just me? >> it's hot in here. >> today's the coldest day we have in the seven days, so if today is miserable -- >> we're in a temperature-regulated environment. >> it's 72 in here, i feel like. good morning, everybody. it's going to be a warm one today, 90s inland and then the numbers will rise over the weekend. live doppler 7 along with satellite have coastal clouds but that's about it. outside we go, top of pier 15, look at the top of already in the 80s inland by noon, and then 90s inland today
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and even around the bay we will be toasty going into the weekend. let's get a check of traffic with sue. good morning, everyone. we want to keep it light. we have a couple problems that have you backed up. san mateo bridge looking good with a 14-minute drive over towards foster city. three and three in the northbound and southbound lanes, and we had an earlier problem on the sunol grade with a sigalert. it has been cleared according to the chp but i am still seeing slow traffic, speeds under 10-mile-per-hour, and hopefully that will recover and i will check it in a couple minutes. reports of two people stabbed in oakland near 78th avenue and macarthur. you can see here in our video they are investigating right now. they got called to the scene around 1:00 this morning and a witness tells us one person was
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hospitalized, one person died at the scene. we have put a call into oakland police department to get official confirmation on what happened and the victim's conditions. as soon as i get more information, i will let you know. this morning an uber driver won't be picking up rides after saying he would like to take advantage of drunk female passengers. >> matt keller is live for us in san jose. >> reporter: good morning, natasha and reggie. certainly a disturbing uber ride for this man. he's releasing the video he shot on the cell phone as a warming to women. >> i dream of a drunk chick by herself, and she asked me to come in and that would be a perfect ending to my day. >> the passenger used us not to use his name and he was picked up at the museum after 1:00 p.m.
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yesterday, and he said the conversation between the driver and the passengers are already done. >> i would get really drunk, too, and then i can't be held responsible. >> the man that recorded the video thought the driver crossed the line and he complained to uber and said the company was very responsive. uber says the comments in the video are disturbing and do not represent our driver-partner community and the driver has been band from uber. this week attorney general eric holder released his suggestions to uber. the streets in downtown oakland are nearly clean after following the warriors championship parade. >> cleaning up piles of

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