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money. >> $300 to leave. if you have $100 right now, we can leave. >> we can't give you all the coke? >> we're going to take half of it. >> well, they'll never be thirsty again. >> at this point, do the agents know what's actually in the car? >> no. >> they don't know yet? >> not a clue. one of them gets taken into the office as this woman is trying to negotiate with them. you know, it's going to be 300 bucks. people have heard of corruption amongst mexico police. is that what this is? >> no. it is, what it's sounding like, you're now playing with your life. you're trying to get it on video? no one's going to be that thrilled about that being on video. they could charge you with anything they want. >> i agree with you. and that's what makes me question the authenticity of the video. >> finally they claim the agents come to the back of the car and they show this cargo.
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>> they get a giggle out of it. and then -- >> okay, sorry. >> it's just funny to show our friends. >> oh, yeah. for facebook. >> there's so much about this whether it's true or not, there's so much that's wrong with it. if it is true, they took a phenomenal risk and it was stupid. if it's not true, you're now slandering a country and making a situation worse that's already pretty bad. >> these goof balls ended up getting back all right and they'll continue to make more prank videos. but guys, be careful out there. catch the next brand new episode of "right this minute." woman: something's not right. woman: my first symptoms were... man: constant tingling in my toes. woman: i had double vision. man: they said, "you have multiple sclerosis." man: i kind of had to get a grasp on reality. man: i had to adapt and change very rapidly. woman: i had to lear how to drive with my hands -- yeah, that was interesting. man: a symptom may cause you not to be
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self-defense. the other man was shot four times but survived. and a georgia woman is devastated after her husband was shot to death in an apparent dispute over dog droppings. paul wilson was killed early sunday outside atlanta. the suspect is a neighbor who thought wilson's dogs used his yard as a bathroom. wilson was shot twice after walking his dogs coming home from work. his wife was by his side. when he died. >> i went to try to get his pulse, and i put my hand on his back. and i felt him take his last breath. >> the suspect, larry bates, is charged with murder and animal cruelty. police say he killed one of the dogs as well. mrs. wilson says the conflict began two months ago, but she thought everyone had agreed to move on. congressman steve scalise has been readmitted to the intensive care unit three weeks after he was shot at a baseball
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practice. doctors say scalise was moved back to the icu over new concerns about an infection. he's also been downgraded to serious condition. scalise has had several surgeries since that shooting. and we have a new development after that republican congressman sparked outrage over a video he posted from the auschwitz concentration camp in poland. >> he has now taken the video down and issued an apology. here's linsey davis. >> reporter: this is the video shot on the grounds of auschwitz that has congressman clay higgins under fire. the louisiana republican recording himself inside a gas chamber, posting the five-minute video online. >> the guards would drop ziclon five cyanide gas from above through hatches. after about 20 minutes, everyone was dead. >> reporter: the congressman then stands in the crematorium.
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>> there were three sets of ovens like that. this is why homeland security must be squared away. why our military must be invincible. >> reporter: the response from the auschwitz memorial blunt. inside a former gas chamber, there should be mournful silence. it's not a stage. wednesday afternoon, congressman higgins took the video down and offered an apology, saying his intent was simply to remind the world that evil still exists. linsey davis, abc new, new york. when we come back, hear what mariah carey did with her kids that's stirring up controversy. and the babies look incredibly like john legend. "the skinny" is next.
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>> they do look quite big, don't they? >> carey wrote, don't worry, they're gentle. swimming with sharks, it's normal. nurse sharks are actually docile. nurse sharks are like little puppies that look like they could kill you under the water, but they don't want to, actually, i don't think nurse sharks can even bite. they're adorable. you'll love them. next, the bombshell revelation from the late tupac shakur. inside a letter he wrote from prison to his ex-girlfriend, madonna, explaining why he broke up with her. >> they dated in 1993 to 1994. he wrote this confessional in january of 1995. one year before he was killed in a drive-by shooting in las vegas. >> and in the letter obtained by tmz, he explained to madonna that he dumped her because she's white. i felt i would be letting down half the people who made me what i was.
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he continued saying, i never meant to hurt you. >> that letter has certain paragraphs blurred out but it's going up for auction with a starting bid of $100,000. experts estimate it could fetch as much as $400,000. >> hmm. we'll see. next, a request to us all from chrissy teigen. >> apparently sharing photos on social media who look like her husband is a thing. yeah, that, the resemblance is uncanny. >> they look like john legend. >> it started with a joke saying john legend looks like a baby. so now folks are sending in actual babies. >> but we're not saying these are john legend's, right? just to be clear. >> no. just a resemblance. a legend himself explaining the reason all these babies look like john legend may be that he looks like a baby. john legend disagreeing with that apparently. >> that's great. he's forever young.
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>> teigen screamed on twitter, in all caps, for the last time john looks like a baby, so a lot of babies look like him. stop sending me john's babies. >> i now want to find more babies that look like john legend to send. >> it's apparently not so difficult. finally, he's not a baby, but the stunt double looks amazingly like himself. >> there's a very good reason. reed is actually the rock's cousin. >> ah. so this photo we shared back in may on instagram is going viral. he included the caption, i hope i look as good as you when i turn 45 in a year and a half. >> reed has been work being as johnson's stunt double for years now, during film of the fast and furious movies and the jumanji reboot as well.
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>> reporter: the history channel revealing what it says is a possible new clue that could help explain what happened to amelia earhart. >> you think this is amelia earhart? >> that's right. >> reporter: a former federal agent saying in the national archives, he uncovered this updated photo taken in the marshall islands in the pacific. the man on the left bears a striking resemblance to earhardt's navigator, fred noonan. >> the hairline is the most distinctive characteristic. >> reporter: they believe based on comparative photos, the person facing away from the camera could be earhart. and that mass towed behind the ship matches the length of earhart's plane, with a photo and other documents, the history special makes the claim that she may have been captured by the japanese military. but many are skeptical. >> from an aviation survivability stand point, chances are nil. >> reporter: of this being? >> of this being accurate. >> reporter: u.s. officials have not confirmed any of the show's claims.
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and a manager at the national archives tells abc news, so far they have found no record of that picture. marci gonzalez, abc news, los angeles. >> are you buying it? >> i don't know. there are a lot of nay sayers saying her hair was too long to be her in that photo. >> it's an undated photo, which to me is questionable. they are citing other evidence in this documentary that backs up their theory. but i don't know. this has become such an industry of making tv shows about what happened to amelia earhart. and we just don't know. >> they say some of the plane parts on the marshall islands appear to be like those of the plane she was flying. an eyewitness claims seeing her and noonan after they supposedly died. all right, we have more news for you coming up. big mystery. this is abc's "world news now." informing insomniacs for two decades.
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good morning. i'm nick watt in for kendis gibson. >> and i'm diane macedo. here are some of the top headlines we're following on "world news now." the u.s. is vowing to defend itself and its allies against north korea with military force if necessary. but officials also warn that countries who trade with north korea could face repercussions. full details ahead. and senators visiting their home districts are getting an earful from constituents about the health care bill. protesters demonstrating outside some town halls say they are concerned about losing access to medical care. and several legislators were beaten up in venezuela. guards to protect the assembly stood by and watched.
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and there's nothing like a little panda watching to relieve political tension. angela merkel and xi jinping met to watch those pandas at the zoo in berlin. they are some of our top stories on this thursday, july 6th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> bamboo never looked so tasty. he's enjoying himself there. we're going to start this half hour off with the latest threat posed by north korea and the trump's administration's vow to defend itself. >> the pentagon now says the missile launched by north korea is not one we've seen before, potentially capable of reaching the western u.s. >> and the trump administration says it is now considering several options, including possible military option against north korea. abc's martha raddatz has details. >> reporter: the missile launched by north korea is more powerful and more sophisticated than anything that country has ever tested before.
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a two-stage, intercontinental ballistic missile, blasted straight up into space, some 1700 miles high. but here's what is so alarming. if the north koreans angled the trajectory for distance instead of altitude, experts say it could travel well over 4,000 miles, meaning it could potentially hit alaska or even come close to seattle. kim jong un gleefully calling it a package of gifts on independence day. in response to the north koreans, the u.s. and south korea launched short-ranged missiles off the coast of the korean peninsula. there is still time for diplomacy, but the u.s. ambassador to the u.n. said is a dark day. >> time is short. action is required. the world is on notice. >> reporter: this is exactly the kind of missile the u.s. knew the north koreans were working on. but never expected it to be launched this soon. experts say it is years ahead of schedule.
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martha raddatz, abc news, washington. and president trump is delivering a speech in poland today before a gathering with world leaders in hamburg, germany. the polish government rolled out the red carpet as he arrived in warsaw and they planned to bus people to watch the speech, butt but the world will be watching tomorrow as well as he meets with vladimir putin at the g20 summit. they're expected to discuss syria, isis and sanctions, but not russian election meddling. about 300 isis fighters are trapped in mosul. as the iraqi stronghold winds down. those militants are confined to a 5,000-square foot area. as troops move in, civilians are leaving mosul by the thousands. some are being detained and some told to strip. in an effort to find militants. a number of female fighters disguised as civilians have conducted suicide bombings. a new york city police officer is being remembered for devotion to family and
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community. family and friends attended a vigil for the officer miosotis familia. she was shot in the head while sitting in the police car with her partner. she was a nurse before joining the pd. she leaves behind a daughter and 12 year old twins. police in texas released this video of two people trapped in a car. their car flipped into a drainage canal. after it crashed. they are being hailed as hero. they pulled them from the upside down car submerged in four feet of water. the woman later died and the husband remains in critical condition. no word yet on the cause of the crash. >>. the parents of a terminally ill baby in the uk are expressing hope after another opportunity. the vatican has offered to help, but the doctors and courts have said no, citing the best interest of the child.
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james longman has more. >> reporter: a family facing the greatest loss imaginable. caught in an international tug-of-war regarding their dying child. charlie gard has a genetic disease. he's unable to see, hear or even breathe on his own. british doctors say there is no cure. they want to switch-off the machine that keeps him alive. days ago, his parents pleading to bring him home to die. >> we've promised our little boy every single day that we will take him home. because that is a promise we thought we could keep. >> reporter: but then new hope. the pope lending the family support. the vatican children's hospital offering charlie treatment. the british government has blocked that move. agreeing with doctors who insist it would be cruel to keep him alive. >> it's an unimaginable position for anybody to be in. >> reporter: charlie's parents have raised nearly $1.7 million to pay for experimental treatment in the u.s. this week president trump
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tweeting, if we can help little charlie, we'd be delighted to do so. a little boy remains very sick in this hospital, but his mother has said the support from the pope and the president has given us hope. but his future remains uncertain. james longman, abc news, london. a virginia woman in need of a kidney is taking extreme measures. she placed this ad on the back of her suv. on it, the words needed, type o kidney and a phone number to call. the facebook post has been shared hundreds of times. she lost her father and others to kidney disease. she's been on a waiting list for three years now. her doctors are urging anyone willing to donate a kidney to act quickly. peruvian officials have used technology to recreate a queen. she ruled the valley about 1700 years ago. the life-sized bust is wearing the crown found next to her remains and a replica of her mummy is on view to the public.
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a team spent ten months on the project using 3d technology and forensic archaeology. and it's believed to be the biggest house in texas has sold, finally. >> it is 48,000 square feet, and includes a bowling alley, home theater and a self-sufficient mastersuite with spa and hair satis salon. sits on is 118 acres of land and $52 million to build. >> the recent tax appraisal was $7 million. spent a lot of money. >> a wee bit gaudy for my taste. >> this is 27 miles south of dallas. second time it's been sold at auction. >> looks kind of versailles. >> you said you wanted a hair salon in your master suite. >> i'm going to need a hair
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lower pay. cbs says it offered kim and park large increases. turning now to another multi-million dollar dispute. that's pitting a long time umpire against major league baseball. >> angel hernandez is claiming blatant racial discrimination is keeping minority umpires from getting the league's top jobs. abc's t.j. holmes has more. >> reporter: angel hernandez has been calling balls and strikes as a major league umpire for nearly 24 years. >> a call from angel hernandez. >> reporter: now's calling foul against major league baseball. the cuban-born ump is suing the league for racial discrimination, pointing the finger at joe torre. now executive vice president overseeing the umpires. according to the lawsuit, since torre's arrival, there's been only one non-white umpire assigned to the world series.
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and the 55-year-old says he has not been promoted to crew chief despite having more experience than nine of the ten. he alleges the bad blood between the two men started in this game back in 2001. joe torre was outraged over this call. getting in hernandez's face, joe torre was tossed from the game. >> something happens to one of the teams. >> reporter: hernandez claims torre took to the media to insult him. hernandez just wanted to be noticed over there, and once he assumed his role, the notion that hernandez wanted to be noticed permeated his evaluations as an umpire. >> it's hard to know whether joe torre is holding a grudge or not. when you look at the history of baseball and the way grudges are held, it doesn't seem so ridiculous after all. >> reporter: t.j. holmes, abc news, new york. and abc news has reached out to hernandez, the umpire's union as well, and joe torre. so far, no one's commenting. >> these kind of disputes not unprecedented in baseball. >> no.
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and tennis player daniel medvedev is offering his apology for offering his two cents after bowing out at wimbledon. >> he wasn't happy with the chair umpire, so he reached into his wallet and tossed coins at her before leaving the court. now he claims that we shouldn't be reading anything into this. >> oh, no? >> he says what is that quote? >> he thought it was good luck dropping change on the court? >> he says i haven't thought about it, and that's not why i did it. then why did you do it? >> look at it, watch as he walks away. he's like, hmm, take that, ref. but no, we shouldn't read anything into it. >> he beat wawrinka the other day. >> maybe he thought there was a fountain on the court. going for good luck. >> these young tennis players. i don't think they've got the respect for the game they need to. diarrhea upset h, here's pepto bismol!
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♪ welcome back. it's national fried chicken day, what better way to kick it off than with our own "world news now" cookout. >> and to help us ring in the fun, we have owner of sweet chick. john seymour. >> thanks for having me. >> last year we went to your restaurant, and you taught me how to make baked fried chicken. now you're mixing it up. >> we are known for chicken waffles. we can also use it as a vehicle for so many other flavors. we brought you our parmesan chicken waffles. we put basil, parmesan in the waffles themselves. this is my favorite. national hot chicken and waffles. >> this one has a kick, right? >> and the waffles have condensed milk over it. that's my favorite chicken waffles. >> i like that not only is the chicken a little different, but you're incorporating it into the
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waffles as well. >> we want to have as much fun when it comes to chicken waffles. fun dish to eat. whatever we could think of and as crazy as we could get, let's try. >> speaking of which. >> speaking of which, i'm from new york. i ate a lot of general sao chicken. >> there's something in that waffle. >> that's broccoli in the waffle. >> it's healthy fried chicken. >> exactly. we have to keep it healthy, keep it balanced. >> do i get to taste it. >> yeah, go for it. >> you know i do. i'm going to take a really big bite. and we have a cole slaw coming up. >> so the cole robbie slaw is one of our sides we do. it's summertime, hot. general tso's. >> that's really good. >> can i have a little bit? >> yeah, go for it. >> there's going to be no chicken left by the end of this. >> this has a lot of chilies on it. >> don't be a wimp, nick. >> you can put those chilies to
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the side. you don't want to hurt yourself. >> mm. >> so the summer sides, cole robbie slaw is great. >> what is cole robbie? >> cole robbie is like a cabbage, slightly sweeter than normal cabbage. it looks kind of funny. >> that's that thing there, right? >> it's already peeled already. what we're going to do is put some mayo, make our dressing first. >> mayo. >> dijon mustard. >> we have like 40 seconds. >> pickled shallots -- craisins, oh, they're -- >> let's go ahead. i'm being so bad, but here, i'm in. >> look at that. there we go. >> you are great, great job, nick. >> that enough? i'm starting to grate my hand.
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>> i've done this beforehand, to give you a little bit of a break. there's the cole robbie as well. >> now we mix it all up? dun, dun, dun, dun. you sing while you mix it up, right? okay. >> that looks rather nice. >> yes. and the finished product right here. >> your finished product is slightly better than yours, diane. >> they look exactly the same. >> that looks amazing. >> while it's cooking, gets you hot, it's national fried chicken day, maybe you're having a barbecue. i'm going to make a nice cocktail. this is called our sunday candy. we're going to do some gin, one ounce of gin, there you go. are you ready for that? lime juice. some st. jermaine, half ounce st. jermaine. and we did a raspberry emulsion. >> that looks nice.
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looks really pretty, too. >> just wait. it's getting really pretty. mix that up. so. >> can i eat your waffle while this is happening? i'm going to try this with the -- >> i made you guys some lemonade. we do a special lemonade of the day every day. >> can i have the chicken as well? >> that's spicy stuff right there, let me tell you. >> all right. >> let's do the pretty. >> oh, wow, we've got flowers in our drink. very sophisticated. to national fried chicken day. >> cheers for the chicken. >> that's good. >> i think you got a little spicy. >> john seymour, the chicken is awesome, the cocktails are awesome. thank you so much. stay with us, you can find all these recipes at our website. wnnfans.com. we'll chow down while you enjoy the commercial break.
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>> pretty good. >> cheers. >> well done, john. >> i like it too. yum. >> what is that?
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♪ beelzebub ♪ for me, for me >> ready? ♪ >> it's better with your hair. [ laughter ] >> jealous of my head-banging ability? >> yes. >> this is a world record head banging. >> if you are jealous of my head banging, wait until you see this one. this is in aurora, illinois. commemorating "wayne's world." the 25th anniversary. >> that makes me feel so old. >> they decided to go all the way and attempt for a guinness world record at head banging, 1,000 people to head bang in unison. >> the previous record, 300 some australian teenagers. guinness has not yet verified this.
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but there are a lot of people. >> i appreciate the people who went the extra mile and showed up in wayne and garth costumes. >> plaid. >> yeah. >> by the way, the mayor got involved in this one. so congrats, aurora. we will await the guinness world record results. they have not weighed in if this is an official record. >> are you too young to have seen that movie? >> no, i did see that movie. my favorite part was the licorice in the car. i tried to convince my parents to get one. they did not get a disexpendi dispens dispenser. moving on to something else i tried to convince my parents to get, a dog or a cat. but these people did and the results are hilarious. the dog is much bigger than the kitten and probably thinking this thing's harmless. nope. the best part is -- >> the side eye.
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>> is he still there? can he see me? can he see me? >> that's rather lovely. >> it's kind of like us at the anchor desk. >> i could sit here and watch this for the next hour. >> but we can't, because we have another cool thing to get to. >> oh, do we? >> this is out of italy. a field artist decided to get fancy with one of the fields ahead of the g20 summit and created this sculpture, maybe you call it? of vladimir putin. it's over -- >> i don't recognize vladimir putin unless i can see his nipples. i want his shirt off and then i know it's him. >> i will let the artist know how you feel about that. he cut it off just above the nipples, but he did get the blue eyes in there. it's over 400 feet wide. that's a massive carving. >> do we have time for more farmers? austrian farmers, coed farmers, this is our second austria story, this is our second bohemian rhapsody
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this morning on "world news now," president trump in europe. >> with a major diplomatic mission lying ahead of him at the g20 summit, the president makes his first stop in poland this morning. but is the warm reception genuine or part of a white house deal? isis with the strong hold in iraq, but with the terrorist numbers dwindling in mosul, tensions are rising with people having to strip down to show they're not isis in disguise. and yet another pr headache for united airlines. a mother who purchased a seat for her toddler had the seat sold out from underneath her. realizing when a man with the same ticket as her son showed up. and what's going on here? >> a man with a very specific skill set dreaming big, reaching for the stars?
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just crushing cans? no, there's a twist. it will make this impressive feat. details later. it's thursday, july 6th. from abc news, this is "world news now." i like the sounds that he makes. >> bang, bang. >> hadaw! >> wait till you find out what he's really doing. we have more on that coming up, but we start this hour with president trump on the stage and poised to put his deal making skills to the test. >> he arrived in poland. the government apparently promised cheering crowds. the main focus is on the president's next stop and high stakes meeting with russian president vladimir putin. abc's cecellia vega is in warsaw.
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>> reporter: president trump landed in poland to a red carpet welcome. as all eyes look ahead to friday's meeting with russia's vladimir putin. the white house is now trying to down play the face-to-face calling it a normal bilateral meeting between foreign leaders at the g20 summit, but the kremlin calls it a full-fledged sit down and has an agenda. as to whether their is their first meeting, president trump has told conflicting stories. >> i met him once. i have no relationship with putin. i don't think i've ever met him. >> reporter: one thing he has been consistent on, singing his praises. >> he's been a leader far more than our president has been a leader. >> reporter: 17 u.s. intelligence agencies agree russia interfered in the election. as for the president? >> he believes that russia probably was involved, potentially some, you know, other countries as well could have been equally involved or could have been involved, not equally. >> reporter: in the oval office, president trump bragged to russian officials about firing fbi director james comey who was
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leading the russia investigation and sources now tell abc news it is unlikely the president will confront putin about the election meddling. one senior administration official says the whole thing could be a waste of time and quote, a loser of a topic. cecelia vega, abc news, warsaw, poland. and the trump administration is demanding global action in response to north korea's launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile. otherwise, the u.s. warn military options are a possibility. nikki haley says other options, including punishing countries like china that trade with north korea. north korea's actions are quickly closing off the possibility of a diplomatic solution. >> the united states is prepared to use the full range of our capabilities to defend ourselves and our allies. one of our capabilities lies
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with our considerable military forces. we will use them if we must. but we prefer not to have to go in that direction. >> the pentagon says the missile launched by north korea is more powerful and sophisticated than any of its predecessors and is potentially capable of reaching the western u.s. and officials add it may only be a period of time before north korea makes an even longer range missile with a nuclear warhead which would put all of the u.s. at risk. and tensions are building in mosul as coalition troops get ready for what may be the final battle there against isis. the tension is now between iraqi special forces and civilians trying to leave the city. troops trying to guard against possible isis attacks continue to have young men strip to prove they are not carrying bombs. women are told to roll up their sleeves and empty their bags. there was one reported suicide attack wednesday. and syrians are leaving the self-declared capital of the islamic state by thousands. civilians in raqqah loaded
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trucks and other vehicles with their belongings as they escaped the fighting. two days ago, forces broke through parts of the wall around raqqah's old city. isis responded by setting up booby traps along the mile and a half barrier. and the u.s. has talked about cooperation with russia for greater stability in syria. rex tillerson released a statement calling for the u.s. and russia to work together possibly on no-fly zones, cease-fires and the delivery of humanitarian aid. tillerson also said russia has an obligation to prevent any further use of chemical weapons by the syrian regime. and tillerson will attend the g20 summit, but a planned stop on the way home is raising eyebrows. he will travel to turkey to receive a lifetime achievement award. for contributions to the oil and gas industry. he was selected for the award last year when he was still ceo of exxonmobil. some are questioning tillerson's accepting that award.
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new york city's police force is in mourning. family and friends attended a vigil for officer familia. the police commissioner calls the killing an assassination. she was a single mother of three. she had started working the night shift through the summer so she could spend time during the day with her 12 year old twins. >> very loving, helpful. great person. beautiful human being. she would, she would take the shirt off her back for you. >> and we have an update to another attack on a police officer. the suspect in the stabbing of an officer at the airport in flint, michigan was arraigned on wednesday. he's now also facing a charge of interference with airport security. the officer survived that attack. the laptop ban has been lifted for another airline.
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overnight we learned qatar airways has joined other airways. eight predominantly muslim countries, their passengers were not allowed to bring laptops into cabins. there's no word on exactly what the airlines did to satisfy u.s. security concerns. united airlines is apologizing for mistreatment of a passenger yet again. the carrier admits it accidently reassigned a seat purchased for a toddler to another passenger. as a result, his mother was forced to hold the 25-pound 2-year-old on her lap for the entire three and a half hour flight from houston to boston. she had paid close to $1,000 for her son's ticket. >> the flight attendant, when i let her know that these were my seats and the flight may have been overbooked or double
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booked, she came back and told me that the flight's full, and she shrugged, and that was the end of it. >> she says she was aware of that infamous incident when a passenger was dragged off a united flight in april. united said the boy was incorrectly checked in at the gate and his seat was assigned to a stand by passenger. whale watching shouldn't be that confusing, you're looking for a big mammal in the water, right? >> there was an imposter in the waters. this was off british columbia. whale watchers caught sight of something that looked like a humpback whale. >> but not so much. that whale apparently has some hair on it. turns out it was a bear out for a swim. >> i think that's cooler, isn't it? whale watching, you expect to see a whale. whale shmale. you see a bear, cool. i didn't know they swam that far offshore. >> whale watching or bear watching. >> the bear and then the bear doesn't show up. >> people get disappointed? >> it's a minefield.
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the bear swimming in the ocean. but anyway. coming up, would you leave your front door wide open for intruders? that's what security experts say millions of us are doing by using so-called smart appliances. what you need to know to protect yourself from hackers. but first, the new development in the disappearance of a chinese graduate student visiting the university of illinois. we have new details about what we're hearing her alleged kid p kidnapper did and said. and check out our pics at wnnfans.com. you're watching "world news now."
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federal officials say there are now 34 large active fires in 12 states. these wildfires have consumed more than 200,000 acres. five other fires have been contained. a judge has ordered two long time friends of robert durst to testify at a preliminary hearing at his murder case. the details of that case were featured in the hbo documentary "the jinx." he is charged with killing susan berman. prosecutors in california wanted to question his friends about his state of mind at that time. but the altmans say their testimony is unnecessary and the attorneys will appeal the ruling. we are hearing new details in the disappearance of a visiting chinese graduate student at the university of illinois. >> the man accused of kidnapping her made his first court appearance yesterday and prosecutors are laying out chilling accusations. here is abc's alex perez.
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>> reporter: the man who police say kidnapped a chinese scholar, brent christensen, denied bail. >> whoever the criminal is, he's a threat to every other's safety in the community. >> reporter: this video shows ying ying zhang getting into christensen's car. the last time she was seen. investigators have reason to believe she's no longer alive. >> you always want to have a body if it's at all possible. but there's been so many cases where there wasn't a body, and people have been convicted. >> reporter: christensen was even spotted at a vigil for zhang after she was reported missing. and investigators allege he may have been casing the crowd for other victims. a day before he was arrested, authorities say he was captured on police surveillance, admitting he held her in his apartment against her will. on his cell phone, investigators discovered he had recently
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visited a fetish website, looking at forums called abduction 101 and planning a kidnapping. the website says it is for consenting adults and will terminate anyone who tries to harm another user. and christensen has not yet entered a plea and is due back in court next week. alex perez, abc news, chicago. >> so when he's at that vigil for the alleged victim, he's casing the place for other victims and apparently was picked up on surveillance, talking about the characteristics of an ideal victim. >> this's what prosecutors are saying and that he apparently threatened someone else whom he had given incriminating evidence to, made some kind of incriminating admission. his attorney is saying the fact he was denied bail is not unexpected. he points out there is no cross-examination at this part of the trial. he's essentially asking people to wait until he makes his case. but they haven't entered a plea yet. >> we'll be keeping an eye on that case, obviously. coming up in the next half hour. the violent shootout between two neighbors with one of them hospitalized in critical condition.
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♪ >> i know this. it's all the files of the park. it tells you everything. >> that was way back in 1993 when jurassic park gave us a sneak peek at the technology that would power today's so-called smart homes. >> but the devices are a fertile ground for hackers. here's gio benitez. >> reporter: it's the hot home trend of the year, making your house smart. but can hackers outsmart your smart devices? we brought in james lyne, head
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of security research for sofos. >> the sharks have smelled the blood in the water. they're circling. it's time to prepare. >> reporter: we brought him to the canadel home. they have four smart devices and are adding more. >> i get alerted when my garage door opens. >> can somebody get into our computer, bank accounts? >> reporter: that's what we wanted to know. how easily can your personal information be accessed? so james set up their house with a wi-fi network and some devices any family might have, a dvr, one of those smart coffeepots. >> sort of a back door, right into your virtual information. >> right into your home, into your wireless network. >> reporter: then with james nearby, our hacker's layer in the back yard, it's time to hack. within one minute, he's onto the network. >> and you're into the dvr. >> reporter: just like the hackers that brought down twitter and netflix, he's in the dvr using hacker tools, but that's not what he's after. >> now we have a computer sitting inside the network that we can use to attack other
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things. he said devices are a gold mine, because they have limited security features, they can provide a gateway like your banking information. he heads for the coffeemaker. from his computer, he makes it work without a password. >> let's make some coffee. >> reporter: there it is, making two cups of coffee. >> so i'm going to replace the software on this coffee machine with an evil version of the brewing software. >> reporter: next he sends me inside to start using a computer that's connected to the internet. >> all right, let's have a look at what he's doing on his screen. >> reporter: typing in my password. >> through that coffeemaker, he now has access to my screen. >> i can see him shopping online, unsuspecting. i see everything you need to make your own purchases online as a cyber criminal. total compromise. let's see if we can activate his webcam.
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there we go. >> reporter: i had no idea he could see me. >> let's prove a point here. ooh, that worked. >> reporter: now it's shutting down. >> i think i killed his computer. >> reporter: know that many of these smart devices can be vulnerable. >> treat it like a computer. update it, make sure you have a non-default security password for these devices. >> reporter: gio benitez, abc news, new york. >> i love that guy. >> i'm suddenly noticing there's no tape. >> sharks are in the water. it's time to prepare! >> it is kind of freaky, isn't it? your coffee machine is trying to steal from you. if anyone's going to hack your house, they're going to make you cups of coffee, maybe it's worth it. >> that's not what they're going to do, diane. they're not helpful. >> i thought he was going to try to brew me coffee before i got up. >> did he mention the tape over the camera? >> reporter: he said you can put tape on the laptop, he told us
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look at that. >> i like how he's vibrating the container to mimic the feel of the rollercoaster. she apparently was a huge fan. so mission accomplished, dad. >> he can have that mug that says world's best mug. and he won. >> we should send him one of those. that is lovely. >> you're like oprah today. you get tickets! and you get a tickets, and you get a world's best dad mug! >> i make all these promises i'm not going to keep. now i feel like a bad person. >> world's best dad. >> let's, okay, next we go to pakistan, and this guy, this guy is a serial world record breaker. he is crushing soda cans. can we hear him? >> hadeh! hadeh! >> in his hand is a raw egg that he is not breaking. >> what?
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>> he's rather pumped. you see, there's the raw egg. look at that! >> he's not a very good egg cracker. >> what do you mean he's not a very good egg cracker. that's not the point. he is fired up. >> you have to delicately crack an egg into two different parts. you don't squeeze the whole thing. >> other records that he has created i think are breaking the most green, green coconuts, was it? >> he broke coconuts? >> the most green coconuts smashed with his head. >> with his head. not just his hands that are strong, now we know. here's a guy that's probably not going to be breaking any records anytime soon, unless it's the record for the worst hiding spot ever. he apparently didn't show up in court for a burglary charge. when police men went looking for him, they found him hiding under the bed, kind of. >> rubbish, hide-and-seek.
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this morning on "world news now." senators come face-to-face with constituents back home, and the big issue at stake? health care. overnight republicans are promising that a deal is on the horizon, even though the current vote count doesn't add up. and we are learning more about the north korea's latest show of force and how they're much closer to being able to hit the united states with a nuclear warhead than anybody thought. hear the latest response from the u.s. and new this half hour, neighbors shooting neighbors. >> a wild shootout caught on camera when bullets fly during a backyard dispute. and what mariah carey did with her 6-year-old twins is stirring up controversy on social media, and why she said it was all perfectly normal. we have that on "the skinny" on this thursday, july 6th.
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from abc news, this is "world news now." mariah carey getting some adventure in on her vacation and also making some fashion statements. >> yeah, absolutely. >> we'll be talking about that more in "the skinny." but we begin with the congressional recess. some senators are running into protests at town halls over issues involving health care. >> dozens were arrested outside the abc station in harrisburg, pennsylvania where senator pat toomey was holding a town hall. he supports the bill that would keep medicaid. >> and this senator's main goal is to make sure that obamacare is repealed so people have more choice, but he admits that might not happen. >> now the process of repealing it in congress has been messy. it's been bumpy. i'm not certain we will get it done. i hope we will, i believe we will. what i am pressing senate republicans, let's focus on
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lowering premiums, that's a win/win for everyone. >> senator mitch mcconnell says he plans to proceed with legislation that is still being negotiated during the recess. but president trump says if republican holdouts can't back the bill, the senate should consider a repeal-only option. a statement from secretary of state rex tillerson said the u.s. will consider cooperating with russia on no-fly zones, cease-fires and humanitarian aid delivery. the offer comes as tillerson heads to the g20 summit in germany. >> this is where we've begun an effort to rebuild confidence between ourselves and russia. at the military level, but also the diplomatic level. so i think it is an effort that serves our interests as well as the broader international community.
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>> sources tell abc news it is unlikely that trump will confront putin over russian interference over the election. and a soldier killed this weekend has been identified. he was just 19 years old. two other soldiers were also injured but are expected to make a full recovery. >> the trump administration is warning that military action is possible against north korea after the successful launch of its first intercontinental ballistic missile. as abc's elizabeth herr reports, the pentagon is more concerned than ever about the potential future of north korean missiles. >> reporter: north korea's latest missile launch now being called more powerful and sophisticated than ever before, the intercontinental ballistic
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missile shooting some 1700 miles into space. in other words, according to experts, if the north koreans had angled the trajectory for distance, not height, it could travel well over 4,000 miles, meaning it could hit alaska and even come close to seattle. >> this is what's disturbing. this is what we believe is a miniaturized nuclear warhead, the last piece of the puzzle and we know they're working hard to get it. >> reporter: president trump leaving for europe was asked about north korea. hours earlier, the u.s. responded by joining forces with south korea and firing short-range missiles off the coast of the korean peninsula. this as north korean leader kim jong un continued to taunt america, saying this was a package of gifts on independence day. the u.s. ambassador to the united nations is now urging global and immediate actions, stressing this latest test was not just reckless but dangerous. >> time is short. action is required. the world is on notice. >> reporter: u.s. officials are
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calling for tougher sanctions against north korea, adding that the u.s. is prepared to use military force if necessary. diane and nick? >> elizabeth, thank you. chicago's epidemic of gun violence hit record levels over the fourth of july weekend. more than 100 people were shot, and at least 15 of the victims have died. some of the areas hardest hit were guarded by extra police officers. as in the past, much of that violence is gang-related. the police department is conducting a comprehensive review. and we have breaking news from montana where an earthquake was detected. the u.s. geological society has measured a 5.8 quake near the town of lincoln. we will have more updates for you throughout the morning. and nearly a quarter of all the active large wildfires in the country right now are in arizona.
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federal and state law enforcement have joined the search for a man accused of setting a number of small fires in that state. and abc's clayton sandell has the latest details. >> reporter: a remote stretch of arizona is the center of a manhunt for this suspect, wanted for allegedly pulling a pistol and shotgun on a forest service employee and opening fire. the employee escaped. now dozens of officers including a fbi s.w.a.t. team have joined the search. police say the suspect appears to be the same man wanted for starting eight small brush fires on monday. the suspected arsonist striking at a bad time, with nearly four large fires burning in the west. this one in breckenridge, colorado and several more near sparks, nevada. this one in camarillo, california. feeding off hot, dry summer weather. it may get worse before it gets better. thunderstorms could bring lightning bringing new fires and 100-degree plus heat will not make the firefight any easier.
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clayton sandell, abc news, denver. this will be your last year to buy a volvo fueled only by gasoline. the swedish automaker will offer models only electric or hybrid starting with the 2019 model year. volvo is the first major manufacturer to announce the switch but others are likely to follow. and art retailer hobby lobby will pay a $3 million fine for buying thousands of ancient artifacts apparently smuggled out of iraq. relics date more than 5,000 years. prosecutors say the company was warned the items may have been stolen when it bought them six years ago. in addition to the fine, hobby lobby has to give up all those artifacts. new rankings of the country's best beach towns has some floridians upset. >> wallet hub ranked olathe,
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kansas. lake olathe was noted. >> it does have big plans for its lake olathe. an artificial lake created by a dam in the 1950s. they will be adding a sand volleyball court too. take that, miami. >> olathe. >> the very popular hot spot of olathe. >> if i mispronounced it, tweet me. i may regret. >> miami is very upset about this. but wallet hub measures affordability, safety and education. so it was tying in those things when it came up with the rankings. >> 650 miles away from the nearest water. gulf of mexico. >> nearest seawater. >> nearest seawater, yeah. >> the closest great lake is more than 400 miles away. >> i'm not a lake beach kind of guy. >> you like the waves? >> i like the waves, the salt and the fear of sharks.
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>> motivating. >> adds something. >> what about bears? >> swimming bears? >> they have bears in kansas? >> i don't know. we'll look into it. coming in "the skinny," the bombshell revelation in a prison letter written more than 20 years ago. >> by tupac shakur, the reason he gave to madonna about why he really broke up with her. and the latest on a senator who faced outrage for a video he posted from auschwitz. hear what he is now saying this morning. first here's a look at today's forecast. "world news now" weather, brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. empty my pocket change into this old jar. it's never much, just what's left after i break a dollar.
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the other man was shot four times but survived. and a georgia woman is devastated after her husband was shot to death in an apparent dispute over dog droppings. paul wilson was killed outside early sunday morning. the suspect is a neighbor who thought wilson's dogs used his yard as a bathroom. he was shot twice as he walked the dogs coming home from work. his wife was by his side. >> i went to try to get his pulse, and i put my hand on his back. and i felt him take his last breath. >> the suspect, larry bates, is charged with murder and animal cruelty. police say he killed one of the dogs as well. mrs. wilson said the conflict began two months ago, but she thought everyone agreed to move on. congressman steve scalise has been readmitted to the intensive care unit three weeks after he was shot at a baseball practice.
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doctors say scalise was moved back to icu due to concerns of an infection. he's also been downgraded to serious condition. scalise has had several surgeries since that shooting. and we have a new development after that republican congressman sparked outrage over a video he posted from the auschwitz concentration camp in poland. >> clay higgins has taken the video down and issued an apology. here's abc's linsey davis with more. >> reporter: this is the video shot on the grounds of auschwitz that has congressman clay higgins under fire. the louisiana republican recording himself inside a gas chamber, posting the five-minute video online. >> the guards would drop zyklon five cyanide gas from above through hatches. after about 20 minutes, everyone was dead. >> reporter: the congressman then stands in the crematorium.
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>> there were three sets of ovens like that. this is why homeland security must be squared away. why our military must be invincible. >> reporter: the response from the auschwitz memorial blunt. inside a former gas chamber, there should be mournful silence. it's not a stage. wednesday afternoon, congressman higgins took the video down and offered an apology, saying his intent was simply to remind the world that evil still exists. linsey davis, abc new, new york. when we come back, hear what mariah carey did with her kids that's stirring up controversy. and the babies look incredibly like john legend. "the skinny" is next. kinny" xt.
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♪ so skinny nick, it's not the same dance. sometimes they play the drums. sometimes it's just a groove. other times it's totally different. yeah, see? it's "the skinny" dance. >> it's time now for "the skinny." >> yeah. >> you can tell how diane's dancing. and we're going to start with mariah carey with controversy on instagram. >> she posted photos showing what she and her 6-year-old twins did on the fourth of july. swim with sharks. >> and of course the diva wears a wet suit like only a diva can. assuring fans these are only small sharks. >> those sharks are considered to be harmless to humans, found in warm shallow waters. feeding mainly on small fish, shrimp, quid, maybe the occasional 6-year-old? some followers on instagram saw the photos, were questioning the
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decision to allow kids so young. >> they do look quite big, don't they? >> carey wrote, don't worry, they're gentle. swimming with sharks. perfectly normal. nurse sharks are like little puppies that look like they could kill you under the water, but they don't want to, actually, i don't think nurse sharks can even bite. they're adorable. you'll love them. next, the bombshell revelation from the late tupac shakur. inside a letter he wrote from prison to his ex-girlfriend, madonna, explaining why he broke up to her. >> they dated in 1993 to 1994. he wrote this confessional in january of 1995. one year before he was killed in a drive-by shooting in las vegas. >> he explained to madonna that he dumped her because she's white. i felt i would be letting down half the people who made me what
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i thought i was. he continued saying, i never meant to hurt you. >> that letter has certain paragraphs blurred out but it's going up for auction with a starting bid of $100,000. experts estimate it could fetch as much as $400,000. >> hmm. we'll see. next, a request to us all from chrissy teigen. >> apparently sharing photos on social media who look like her husband is a thing. yeah, that, the resemblance is uncanny. >> they look like john legend. >> it started with a joke saying john legend looks like a baby. so now folks are sending in actual babies. >> but we're not saying these are john legend's, right? just to be clear. >> no. a legend himself explaining the reason all these babies look like john legend may be that he looks like a baby. john legend disagreeing with that apparently. >> that's great. he's forever young.
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>> teigen screamed on twitter, in all caps, for the last time, john looks like a baby so a lot of babies look like him. stop sending me john's babies. >> i now want to find more babies that look like john legend to send. >> it's apparently not so difficult. finally, he's not a baby, but the stunt double looks amazingly like himself. >> there's a very good reason. reed is actually the rock's cousin. >> ah. so this photo we shared back in may on instagram is going viral. he included the caption, i hope i look as good as you when i turn 45 in a year and a half. >> reed has been working as a stunt double for a few years now.
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>> reporter: the history channel revealing what it says is a possible new clue that could help explain what happened to amelia earhart. >> you think this is amelia earhart? >> that's right. >> reporter: a former federal agent saying in the national archives he has uncovered this undated photo taken in the marshall islandss. the man on the left bears a striking resemblance to earhardt's navigator, fred noonan. >> the hairline is the most distinctive characteristic. >> reporter: the person facing away from the camera could be earhart. and that mass towed behind the ship matches the length of earhart's plane, with a photo and other documents, the history special makes the claim that she may have been captured by the japanese military. but many are skeptical. >> from an aviation survivability stand point, chances are nil. >> reporter: of this being? >> of this being accurate. >> reporter: u.s. officials have
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not addressed any of the claims. and a manager at the national archives tells abc news they have no record of that picture. marci gonzalez, abc news, los angeles. >> are you buying it? >> i don't know. there are a lot of nay sayers saying her hair was too long to be her in that photo. >> it's an undated photo. that is questionable. they are citing other evidence in this documentary that backs up their theory. but i don't know. this has become such an industry of making tv shows about what happened to amelia earhart. and we just don't know. >> they say some of the plane parts on the marshall islands appear to be like those of the plane she was flying. an eyewitness claims seeing her and noonan after they supposedly died. all right, we have more news for you coming up. big mystery. this is abc's "world news now." informing insomniacs for two decades.
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morning, happening now, president trump on the international stage delivering a major speech in poland before heading off to germany for the g20 summit and a face-to-face meeting with vladimir putin. this as the u.s. responds to increasing tension with north korea. a developing story, senators facing health care protests at home this week, but will positions be changing when they go back to washington? caught on camera, a woman apparently being kidnapped thrown into the back of a van in broad daylight. now police are asking for the public's help. and another apology from united airlines over the treatment one mother and her young son received on board. a good thursday mo

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