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tonight, several developing stories as we come on the air. the secret plan revealed. plans to replace obama care and what about pre-existing conditions? groups standing by. president trump and that tweet. days later revealing there are no recordings. how the white house responds. as we come on tonight, the tornado watching and warnings right now. concern around atlanta at this hour after twisters already tear through an american town. the injuryors speak. how many wanted to acquit bill
cosby? the story from inside the jury room. and your money tonight as millions prepare to travel for the fourth. tonight, how to lower yr car insurance. three simple steps that could save you hundreds. good evening and it's great to have you with us here on a thursday night. we begin with a plan, hatched behind closed doomps finally revealed tonight. senate republicans with their plan to repeal and replace obama care. tens of thousands of americans poured in town hall. and what about the bill when it comes to covering pre-existing conditions? we have it all tonight. and outside mcconnell's office, arrests with protesters angry with the propose sel. m mary bruce on who benefits with the plan.
>> reporter: the senate republican health care bill finally arrived on capitol hill and it received with fury. >> reporter: many in cheeches outside mitch mcconnell's office, refusing to leave, they dragged out. 43 people arrested. it's behind lock and key and tonight few republican senators are racing to defend it. >> it deserves debate and not knee jerk reaction. >> tns the best bill possible in difficult sirkss. >> reporter: across the country, americans flood town halls saying they could lose coverage and when obama care is replaced. >> what count of insurance do you have? >> reporter: tonight americans will no longer be required to have health insurance. some could pay more, a lot more
for less. if you are a singer person making $42,000 a year, you would not qualify for tax credits to coverage. the senate bill cuts medicaid. right now, the program covers 1 out of 5 mempbs. >> it puts medicaid on a more sustainable path. >> hardest hit -- low income families and seniors. wealthy american, many will get sizable tax cuts. >> disguised as a tax bill. >> reporter: first, the senate build would give states the ability to drop maternity care, drug and mental health treatment, even amid the open yoid crisis in the u.s. and emergency room visits. and pre-existing conditions, the
snalt bill would not change the rules with obama care. but it's a sticking point with house republicans. their bill allows to opt out to cover pre-existing conditions. last month, the president celebrated that bill and privately called it mean. asd if it's kinder -- >> a little negative gauco litts going to be good. >> mary bruce live on political. say too many cuts. and others say too little. >> reporter: the republicans can afford to lose two votes and so far, four republicans are not on board. rand paul says the bill doesn't do enough to repeal obama care. but moderates have concerns too. sue son colins rejects a planned parent hd money to women's
health, not paying for aborti abortions. they hope to get it done next week. >> mary bruce, thank you. as you know, the other major headline involving president trump tonight and his threat to james comey. he said 41 days ago, he better hope there is no tapes. and the president reveals he did not record james comey. and why the games and how the white house answered that. and did the tweet lead to far worse for the president? >> reporter: after six weeks of drama and controversy, president trump today finally put an end to the speculation he started. "i have no idea whether there are tapes or recordings of my conversations with james comey," the president tweeted today, "but i did not make, and do not have, any such recordings." it was 41 days ago that trump himself raised the specter of secret white house recordings with this tweet.
"james comey better hope that there are no tapes of our conversations before he starts that kicked off a series of remarkable events that led to the appointment of a special counl and an investigation into whether the president obstructed justice. >> i've seen the tweet about tapes. lordy, i hope there are tapes. >> reporter: former fbi director james comey said the president's tweet prompted him to leak his memos detailing one-on-one conversations where trump allegedly asked him to go easy on former national security advisor michael flynn. >> it didn't dawn on me originally that there might be corroboration, a tape. and my judgment was i needed to get that out into the public square. >> reporter: the resulting story raised the question of whether the president had attempted to interfere with the fbi investigation, which in turn led to the appointment of the independent counsel. still, the president refused, repeatedly, to put an end to speculation about whether he had tapes.
>> you said that there might be tape recordings? >> well, that i can't talk about. i won't talk about that. >> reporter: and less than two weeks ago in the rose garden -- us seem to be hinting there are recordings -- >> i'm not hinting anything, i'll tell you about it over a very short period of time. okay. do you have a question? >> reporter: when will you tell us about the recordings? >> over a fairly short period of time. oh, you're going to be very disappointed when you hear the answer. don't worry. >> reporter: today we asked the white house today, why did it take so long? >> he let it go on for 41 days. why the game? what was he doing? >> i don't know that it was a game. again, he's answered the question, he gave a timeline in the frame that which he would and he did that. he said by the end of this week and he's done that. >> jon karl with us live from the white house. you have reported before that some of the president's closest allies are getting in trouble with the tweets. are they concerned in and today's tweet actually seemed more carefully worded. >> his legal team is concerned
about the tweeting, no question about that zaifd. bru this tweet did seem carefully crafted, white down to the punctuation and the white house press office saw the tweet before it went out. that almost never happens. >> jon, thanks as always. we are also following dangerous weather at this hour. dangerous twisters and the atlanta area put on alert. one twister across birmingham, alabama. this strip mall. children in baseball helmets sheltering in bathtubs. 30 million people are in flood watches over 1,000 miles. and steve osunsami north of atlanta tonight. >> reporter: tornado warnings are up tonight. and there are twisters in the
areas of alabama. >> it was really big. >> reporter: just outside birmingham, a torrent hit and from a mile away, people recording on their phones could see the debris. authorities say three or four people are hurt. 12,000 people lost power. >> we want to make sure everybody's okay right. >> reporter: north of atlanta tonight, forecasters are warning more than a million people here to watch out. cindy made landfall and a soaker on the gulf coast. more than 10 inches of rain. and the fire ants trying to esca escape. eva ill gri is there. >> the water, surrounding the houses. >> reporter: we are learning more tonight as the boy kill d.m.d. the middle of the storm.
10-year-old nolan mckab was on vacation with his family when he was struck and killed by a log. >> pray for this family. this is a tragic event. keep the family in your thoughts and prayers. >> reporter: more heavy rain bands frz what's left of this tropical depression will come from this area. families should be on the look out for tornadoes and flood warnings, david? >> thanks. right to ginger zee who is tracking this. all the remnants of cindy. >> you can see what is left of cindy. northwest louisiana, just making its way over the start line in arkansas tonight, it's the outer bands, the tropical moisture fueling a tornado watch still. in parts of eastern louisiana all the way to birmingham. and still over in parts of georgia. you have a front, that the cold front is going to squeeze out moisture and over from paducah,
kentucky to pittsburgh, pennsylvania, has a potential for flash flooding. >>e will see you in the morning, ginger. saying good-bye to at toe warmbier, the college student who died with brain damage after released from captivity in north korea. an overcrowded several thousand there for the funeral. we hear from his room plate, the last to see him when he was taken away. >> reporter: tonight a small town, and an entire nation mourning otto warmbier. the 22-year-old's young friends carrying his casket. thousands paying their respects at his former high school. so many, some had to be turned away. >> i think he is a gift to all of us, he was a one of a kind. but he inspired us all. >> reporter: items from warmbier's trip to north korea on display, including the jacket he wore when sentenced to hard labor. his father wearing that same jacket when otto returned home. >> i'm able to wear the jacket,
that he wore when he gave his confession. >> reporter: tonight, otto's roommate on that trip who saw authorities take him away speaking out for the first time. >> i was there in the end at the airport. i sort of laughingly said to him, "that's the last we'll ever see of you." otto turned around and just chuckled at me. but of course there was a huge irony in my words. >> reporter: loved ones wiping away tears, trying to make sense of his brutal treatment, as he made his final journey. david, warmbier died just days after returning from north korea with severe brain damage. what happened to him is still a mystery, but friends and family say they're focused on celebrating the incredible life he lived. david. lynn zi janice, thank you.
we will exemployer more tomorrow night on "20/20." in the marine time jerks new details at the attack at the flint, miigan, airport. the police officer targeted is caed a hero, he never gave up the fight after he was stabbed in the neck. investigators at the home in montreal where he lived with his wife and children. it appeared he acted alone. authorities say he tried to buy a gun here in the u.s. and was rejected so he bought a knife instead. the injuryors ready to speak. how many were ready to acquit bill cosby and they offer a portrait of the deliberation room where tensions reached a boiling point. here is linsey davis. >> reporter: tonight, inside bill cosby's sexual assault trial. a juror, telling abc news on condition of anonymity that when that jury started deliberations, in an informal poll, the majority voted for acquittal on all three counts.
that juror calls the 52 hours of deliberations "grueling" and "emotional," inside a tiny room "not large enough to even pace." he says one juror even punched a concrete wall. another juror who won't say how he voted telling wtae the case took a toll on the jury and cosby. >> i wondered if he was going to be able to finish, because he looked really weathered. >> reporter: david asked dan abrams, if that could come up in a retrial. >> it was a tiny room, not even room to pace, this juror apparently said. but fists into walls. this could come up again. >> look, i think you can expect the defense to file a motion and say, look, they were ready to acquit. if the room hadn't been so terrible and the situation hadn't been so bad, bill cosby would have been acquitted. >> reporter: at times the jury was evenly divided but on the final full day of deliberations, voting 10-2, finding cosby guilty of an encounter without consent. and guilty 10-2 on the charge that cosby gave accuser andrea
constand drugs without her knowledge. but acquitting 11-1 on the charge that cosby's accuser was unconscious during the alleged assault. in the end, a deadlock and a mistrial. as for cosby, he is planning a series of town halls to talk to young people. >> we want to educate the public and the world on how to avoid these things and how to protect themselves. >> reporter: prosecutors now vowing ttry cosby again. but one juror says they shouldn't waste their time. >> it would be a waste of money, because the man has already suffered the loss of his career and earnings over the past 11 years. >> reporter: thaw is not enough for the prosecutor who says he wants the retrial to begin as soon as possible. david? >> thanks to you again tonight. there is still more ahead on "world news tonight" this thursday. the new headline on also hizers. and the nationwide man hunt for a killer after the bodies of
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