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>> have a great weekend. making news in america this friday morning, the health care battle raging on capitol hill. republicans seeking more support for their newly revealed plan as protesters make their case. we're live in washington with the details. cindy's aftermath. the storm left behind damage and flooding along the gulf coast. now other parts of the southeast are getting soaked. we have the forecast ahead. caught on camera, a child in a car seat flies out of a moving vehicle and into a busy intersection. and a stuffed cow is getting credit for saving a little boy's life. hear why the 3-year-old's family is very thankful he was holding his favorite toy.
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we made it to friday, everyone. good morning. and we're going to start with the immediate opposition to the latest plan by republicans to repeal and replace obamacare. >> the congressional budget office is now evaluating the new senate bill that among other things would slash medicaid and end the requirement for most americans to have health care. now, enough republican lawmakers already oppose the bill to sink it, but they say they're willing to negotiate. >> abc's janai norman joins us from washington where it's been a busy week. good morning, janai. >> reporter: kendis and diane, good morni. w we all knew the debate over health care wasn't over, and it's just ramping up again as republicans don't have the votes they need to pass that new bill despite hoping for a vote by the july 4th recess. the senate republican health care bill drawn up in secrecy and kept under lock and key finally revealed. >> obamacare is a direct attack on the middle class. >> reporter: but it was met with chaos on capitol hill as angry protesters, many in wheelchairs, argued americans like them are the ones under attack by the new
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bill. >> the government wants to kill me. >> reporter: president trump called the house version of the health care bill, quote, mean, but democrats say the senate plan is meaner. >> the president said the senate bill needed heart. the way this bill cuts health care is heartless. >> have enough heart, president? >> a little negotiation but it's going to be great. >> reporter: under the proposed senate bill, americans would no longer be required to have health insurance. they could buy coverage with tax credits based on level of income and some could end up paying a lot more for less. the senate bill also proposes major cuts to medicaid rolling back obamacare's expansion. right now the program covers one out of five americans. wealthy americans, on the other hand, come out winners. they get sizable tax cuts. >> the only reason these cuts to medicaid are in this bill at all is to pay for tax cuts to the wealthiest americans. >> reporter: the senate bill would also give states the ability to drop the requirement that insurers cover essential
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services like maternity care, drug and mental health treatment and emergency room visits. their bill allows states to opt out of requiring insurance companies to cover those with pre-existing conditions. and republicans can only afford to lose two votes to still pass the bill but already more than that have said they can't support this health care plan in its current form. kendis and diane. >> and some of those senators are saying they wouldn't mind teaming up with house republicans and starting over from scratch. so we could be far from the end of all of this. janai, keeping yusy at least in washington. >> absolutely. >> thanks so much, janai. and after playing coy for weeks, president trump now says he did not tape his meetings with former fbi director james comey. >> the president tweeted i have no idea whether there are tapes or recordings of my conversations with james comey. but i did not make and do not have any such recordings. this, of course, comes six weeks after the president's cryptic tweet hinting of tapes. >> comey testified that that tweet prompted him to leak his memos about their conversations,
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which in turn led to the appointment of a special counsel there. >> and this is new. the president is taking aim at robert mueller in an interview with fox news. the president appeared to question the integrity of the special prosecutor as he conducts the investigation into russian election meddling and he complained about mueller's relationship with james comey. >> well, he's very, very good friends with comey, which is very bothersome, but he's also -- we're going to have to see. we're going to have to see in terms -- look, there has been no obstruction. there has been no collusion. there has been leaking by comey but there's been no collusion, no obstruction, and virtually everybody agrees to that. so we'll have to see. i can say that the people that have been hired are all hillary clinton supporters. >> and we should point out mueller is a registered republican. the attorneys that he's hiring must meet the same standards as career justice department officials.
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turning now to weather and cindy no longer a tropical storm, but that's not stopping the system from bringing bad weather to a large part of the country. >> the storm system is moving into the central appalachians but affecting most of the southeast now as well as the ohio valley. cindy leaves behind flooding in low-lying areas along the gulf coast, and residents of the birmingham, alabama, area will be cleaning up after a moderate tornado destroyed several buildings. and now for a closer look at your weather. tropical rainstorm cindy moving off to the north and to the east. still some breezy conditions for around 20 to 25 miles per hour but by far the big concern is going to be from the rainfall. again, we've already had widespread flooding over the deep south and, again, notice here as we work our way through time, we're going to be looking at that heavy rain lifting off to the north. even into the greater ohio valley, flash flooding and travel disruptions as we venture
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into the start of the weekend. kendis, diane. investigators say the man accused of stabbing an airport police officer in flint, michigan, was a lone wolf attacker. they say there's no indication amor ftouhi was involved in any wider plot. according to the fbi, ftouhi unsuccessfully tried to buy a gun after arriving in the u.s. from canada last week. the injured officer, jeff neville, is said to be doing well this morning. an investigation is under way in los angeles into what appears to be an accidental police shooting that killed a 17-year-old boy. authorities say a sheriff's deputy fired his gun at a pit bull that had already bitten another deputy. a bullet ricocheted off the ground and killed the teenager. a deputy who was bit by the dog was also hit by a bullet that ricocheted as well. he's expected to be okay but just a mess out there with that incident. a north carolina man dubbed
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the pizzagate shooter has been sentenced to four years in prison for firing an assault weapon inside a washington, d.c. pizzeria. edgar walsh was obsessed with the internet rumors that prominent democrats were harboring child sex slaves at the restaurant. now, no one was hurt in the shooting but the judge said welsh literally left psychological wreckage and sent a stiff punishment to send message to others. a federal appeals court okayed a law in mississippi to allow same-sex couples to be refused services. the pleasure allows business owners and government employees to deny service to same-sex couples based on their religious beliefs. the decision reverses a lower court ruling. the law will likely not take effect while opponents are given time to appeal. a louisiana man is free this morning after his 35-year-old murder conviction was tossed out. >> yeah, we're talking about john walker who -- or floyd who walked out of a new orleans courthouse. he had been behind bars since 1981 after being arrested in the killing of a newspaper editor. floyd was convicted on the strength of a confession. new evidence though shows that
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he was beaten into admitting to the crime. coming up, details about a record fine that could be dished out by the fcc. also actor johnny depp getting himself into some really hot water with comments that he made about the president. we'll hear what he had to say straight ahead. and a kid in a car seat goes flying out of the back of an suv. we'll show you how it happened. we'll show you how it happened.
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we're back with a major court victory for one of the subjects of the netflix series "making a murderer." an appeals panel has agreed with a federal magistrate who overturned brendan dassey's conviction last summer. the judge had ruled his
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confession was coerced and that confession was featured on the netflix series. dassey is serving time for helping rape and murder a woman ten years ago. the state of wisconsin, though, is likely to appeal. actor johnny depp could also be in trouble for some comments he made at an arts festival in britain. >> the 54-year-old "pirates of the caribbean" star was talking about president trump at the arts festival in england. at first he asked if the president could be brought there. >> after the crowd jeered, depp then said the audience had misunderstood him. >> when was the last time an actor assassinated a president? i want to clarify, i'm not an actor. i lie for a living, however, it's been a while, and maybe it's time. >> depp acknowledged that his comments could be controversial. there has already been criticism on social media, as you can understand. the secret service says it is aware of those comments.
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america's ob/gyns are upting tir guidelinefo breast cancer screenings. they say annual mammograms should start no later than 50 years old and continue until at least 75 years. however, women under 50 who aren't at an elevated risk should carefully weigh the benefits against the risks for a mammogram. a florida based company is staring at a robo calling fine. the fcc is calling for marketing strategy leaders, a miami company, to shell out $120 million. now, the company is accused of making 96 million robo calls during just the final three months of last year. 90% went to cell phones. the company is also blamed for overwhelming an emergency medical paging service as well. when we come back, the nba draft. the top choice and the reason he's getting lots of attention this morning. all because of a social media post after the draft. and saved by the cow. the little guy who was holding on tight at just the right time. i'm ryan and i quit smoking with chantix.
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be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. a massachusetts driver is facing a couple of citations after driving with a dummy literally. he was pulled over with a mannequin in the passenger seat. the problem is, he was using that mannequin to drive in an hov lane. wellokg morning road conditions, there will be some humans who might drive in the mississippi and ohio valley, but we wouldn't recommend it. but roads will be wet or flooded all the way from eastern new mexico to the northeast. if you're flying, expect some airport delays in memphis, detroit and new york. new overnight, north korea says it did not torture the college student who died after spending more than a year in their prison. >> the news came hours after otto warmbier's funeral in ohio. hundreds attended the service at his former high school. warmbier's roommate on the trip to north korea remembered the last time he saw his friend
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alive. >> i was there at 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. >> warmbier was sentenced to 15 years hard labor for stealing a propaganda poster. he returned from north korea in a coma and never regained consciousness. doctors say he suffered a severe neurological injury. bill cosby plans to address the issue of sexual assault as he awaits a retrial in his controversial case. the 79-year-old is organizing a series of town hall meetings to teach young people how their behavior can create legal issues. you heard me right. the news comes as we learn more about the deliberations in his case. jurors are describing the toll the trial took on them and cosby. >> i wondered if he was going to be able to finish because he looked really weathered.
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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. >> the mistrial was declared nearly a week ago after 52 hours of deliberations. a juror told abc news two hold-outs prevented convictions on two of the three counts against cosby. and police in texas are investigating after a toddler went flying out of a moving suv. dash cam video shows the vehicle making a right turn in laredo when a car seat holding a 1-year-old flies out of the rear door. the driver was cited for having an unrestraineild the car. ana bostonr area todd who fell out of a second story window has a toy to thank for saving him. eduardo luis gomez never leaves home without his giant stuffed cow, so when he fell out of the window, the toy was right there along with him and absorbed most of the impact cushioning his fall. after a night in the hospital eduardo and his cow are back
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home safe and sound. >> as you know, i fell out of a window when i was a kid. there was no cow there to save me. >> do you want to explain what did save you? >> a trash heap. >> fell into a giant pile of garbage. >> yep. >> you wish someone had mooved it. >> let's move on to sports. so the nba welcomed its newest members last night, and we get some details now on that and baseball from espn. good morning, america. i'm scott van pelt. thursday night nba draft from brooklyn, markelle fultz, number one overall pick spent a year at washington. he'll be playing his professional basketball in philadelphia. the biggest news of the night, the bulls trade their all-star jimmy butler to the minnesota timberwolves. on the diamond, seattle taking on the detroit tigers, and from the reaction, robinson cano i guess thought he missed it. he did not. that's his second homer of the night. his 11th career grand slam, and seattle knocks off detroit. meanwhile, arizona taking on
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colorado. a couple of good teams both looked like playoff teams. paul goldschmidt, the power here on display here. looked like he missed that but he's sstrong, the opposite way, his 18th and the second day in a row.kies for 10-3 winners there. the dodgers, though, continue to be every bit as good out in the national league west. jock peterson, a tie game in the bottom of the seventh. he knocks that one deep in the bleachers in chavez ravine and the dads out there are going to say this is awesome because dad holds on to his daughter and makes the catch. whoa, look at me. mom, and i'm guessing that is mom, meanwhile, says, give me my child. i'll let you all determine whether that was a heroic move or an idiotic move. enjoy your friday. >> mom was not happy about that one. >> he's a hero. up next in "the pulse," a fashion statement being issued by some english school boys.
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♪ time for the "pulse," and we'll start with a little more about the top pick in last night's nba draft. markelle fultz is heading to philly. >> woo. so, he put that 76ers hat on as he got on stage wearing a pair of orange shoes that were made out of a basketball. nice. but fultz is also getting attention mostly for an instagram post. >> this one was probably a mistake. the post reads, excited to head to parentheses city and join the
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parentheses team name. so, yeah, he probably forgot to fill in the city and team -- >> before he hit send. >> -- name before hitting cut and paste, but glad, you know, he was thinking ahead. >> well, the good thing is, philadelphia sports fans are so forgiving and loving that they'll be welcoming of him no matter what. >> ah. and some teenage boys have figured out how to skirt the issue of not being allowed to wear shorts in school. >> yeah, some of the guys at an academy in southwest england wanted to wear shorts when the weather warmed up. >> but the school actually prevents boys from wearing shorts, so a few dozen got creative and decided to wear skirts to school instead. >> yep, they got them from their female classmates. the academy says it's now considering a change in the position. this is something that we have been a part of a campaign that's called -- >> you're very passionate about this. >> yes. it's called the #freetheknee. we have it going on our
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temperatures in the mid 50s to low 60s. we'll stay at the 60s at the coast, 70s and 80s around the bay and upper 80s to mid 90s around our inland neighborhoods. 60s, 70s, and 80s by 8:00. >> it is a great day to use mass transit, and we have fog, as mike mentioned. dense areas, especially golden gate bridge. we have a dense fog advisory in effect for golden gate. i drove across the bay bridge this morning. that was pretty dense in some areas too. we could have visibility issues for the friday morning commute. no slow spots so far. the dublin in the green, still half an hour. southbound dublin to mission boulevard, 16, and northbound 85101 to cupertino, look great. one issue on highway 17. i'll take a look at that next. >> now, a live desk update. >> new video coming in to the live desk of a deadly crash in the south bay. take a look at this. it haenned around 10:30 around
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monterey road and bailey avenue. three cars involved. they were just destroyed by the impact. debris scattered across the road. its arer not clear what led up to the crash. we put in calls to san jose police and will let you know when we hear back. pride is coming to san francisco, and the city is getting ready this morning. the heightened security put in place last year after the pulse nightclub shooting will still be in place this year. tiffany wilson is live at san francisco city hall. tiffany. >> reporter: good morning, matt. yes, pride officially kicks off in san francisco tomorrow, but security measures are already in place here at city hall. there's a couple of things you need to know if you plan on coming out to the pride mesativities. police say anyone coming tomorrow and sunday should expect to be screened. also, you cannot bring in any bag that is larger than 18 x 18 inches. if you think your bag might be too big, don't bring it because there's no storage for oversized
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bagged. no outside alcohol can be brought inside the festival, but you can buy it inside. police urge everyone to stay with friends. there will be extra uniforms and plain clothed patrols but travel in groups when possible. pride goers are also encouraged to take public transit if possible. alexis smith will have details on all of the road closures this weekend. now, the big parade takes place sunday morning at 10:30, but the 14th annual transmarch will hit the streets tonight. participants will gather at dolores park and march to turk and tailor streets around 6:00 this evening. prior to the trans march, there will be a brunch and rally. those events kick off at 11:00 this morning. live in san francisco, tiffany wilson, abc 7 news. >> thank you, tiffany. we'll turn to the heat wave. this is a live look outside right now. the worst of the hot weather is behind us


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