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making news in america this morning, breaking overnight, the obamacare repeal effort fails after a dramatic late night vote in the senate with senator john mccain dealing a surprising blow to the latest bill. the senate majority leader is now throwing in the towel. >> it's time to move on. >> plus, the president reacting to the vote just moments ago. and president trump's inner circle in turmoil. the new communications director slamming the chief of staff in a vulgar interview and the attorney general speaking out for the first time about the president's criticism of him. and breaking overnight, a train crash injures dozens of people during the rush hour. we have the details and the new video coming in. and a survival story. a woman talking about how she got away from a great white
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shark in an abc news exclusive. oh, it's a busy friday. >> it is. >> good morning, everybody. we are going to start with that breaking news from capitol hill. the stunning defeat for president trump and the republican party's effort to repeal obamacare. >> senators were in their chamber until the early morning hours as republican leaders including vice president pence tried to secure enough support. but john mccain was one of the three republican senators to vote against the bill and that was enough. >> the other two, susan collins and lisa murkowski, who sat on either side of president trump just a month ago. this photo here, he was trying to win their support. >> abc's emily rau is live with more including the president's response overnight. what's the president now saying, emily? >> reporter: well, diane and kendis, this is a major blow to president trump. the republicans' signature promise to repeal and replace obamacare is not happening, and it was republican senator john mccain casting that deciding vote. a long night in the senate, a
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delayed vote and no shortage of drama. all eyes on maverick john mccain who returned to washington to take part in the health care debate despite his aggressive brain cancer diagnosis. >> the court will call roll. >> reporter: the vote began at 1:24 a.m. and minutes later, mccain showing no lack of stamina raising his arm and then lowering the boom on the republicans' signature promise. >> no. >> reporter: the dramatic moment eliciting cheers from the democrats. along with mccain republican senators susan collins and lisa murkowski also voting no making the final tally, 49-51. >> this is, you know, clearly a disappointing moment. >> reporter: senate majority leader mitch mcconnell acknowledging defeat. republicans reeling from the significant loss and broken campaign promise. ted cruz telling cnn -- >> it's the working men and women who are left behind tonight. >> reporter: vice president mike pence working the floor for
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hours, but in the end no need for his tiebreaking vote, and both sides agreeing it's time to move forward. >> it's time to move on. >> it's time to turn the page. >> reporter: president trump weighing in online tweeting, 3 republicans and 48 democrats let the american people down. as i said from the beginning, let obamacare implode then deal. watch. senator mccain released a statement about his decision to vote no saying the affordable care act was rammed through congress on a strict party line basis and that republicans shouldn't make the same mistake that led to obamacare's collapse. diane and kendis. >> yeah, the democrats say they're not celebrating, at least not yet. thank you. emily rau there in d.c. now to the drama in the west wing, and it is playing out on the public stage. >> very public. white house communications director anthony scaramucci is speaking out after ranting to "the new yorker" about media leaks seemingly blaming chief of staff reince priebus. >> scaramucci also called priebus a paranoid schizophrenic.
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he recently said he and priebus were like brothers like cain and abel but now he has a different take on that relationship. >> some brothers are like cain and abel. other brothers can fight with each other and get along. i don't know if this is repairable or not. that will be up to the president. >> the white house press secretary says the president enjoys healthy competition between his aides, but she refused to say if he still has confidence in priebus. here's today's "new york post" spoofing of the escalating turmoil depicting the president's inner circle as contestants on the reality show "survivor." >> saying outlast and outspin. well, all that drama has removed attorney general jeff sessions from the headlines, at least for now even as he breaks his silence following the attacks from president trump. sessions tells fox news he is standing by his decision to recuse himself from the russia investigation, a move that angered the president this past spring. but his loyalty appears to be unshaken as he continues to praise his boss. >> you've seen the president's
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criticism of you. do you think it's fair? >> well, it's kind of hurtful, but the president of the united states is a strong leader, and he wants all of us to do our jobs, and that's what i intend to do. >> sessions there in el salvador in central america as part of his effort to wipe out a violent gang, and he says that he intends to continue doing his job. senator lindsey graham warned that if sessions is fired, there will be holy hell to pay. and the pentagon says there is currently no ban on transgender people in the military despite the president's announcement on twitter. >> yeah, the chairman of the joint chiefs says presidential tweets are not legal orders, and the pentagon has received no instructions about the ban from the white house, and until they receive those orders, he and other military leaders say nothing is changing. >> but the entire force, the entire chain of command will, always has, will today and will tomorrow and always should treat every single soldier, sailor,
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airman, marine, coast guardsman with respect and respect for their service and the cloth of our nation bar none. >> well, the defense secretary james mattis has been on vacation this week and reportedly only learned of the president's decision a day before it was tweeted. there are an estimated 2,500 transgender people on active duty. and the leader of the boy scouts is apologizing for president trump's politically tinged speech at the group's national jamboree. trump attacked former president obama and the media, that is, during his speech on monday. in a statement the chief executive of the scouts extended an apology to anyone in the scouting family who was offended by what he called the political rhetoric. clearly a busy 24 hours for the senate. that governing body has given final approval to a bill that includes tough new sanctions against russia. and sources now say the president is likely to sign that bill. white house officials have made contradicting statements over the last few days about whether it would be signed into law. the bill also includes limits on
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the president's ability to ease or lift those sanctions. we want to get to some breaking news right now from europe where a train accident has injured dozens of people. a live picture here at barcelona's second largest train station. the area roped off and investigators are on the scene. the video moments after the crash, though, showing the train with a crumpled front end against a metal barrier. it happened during the morning rush hour. at least 48 people are injured. no word on a cause. now for a look at your weather. heavy rain and wind is heading for the mid-atlantic region from wilmington, north carolina, to wilmington, delaware. the flash flood watch runs through tomorrow and includes philadelphia. the jersey shore and cape cod may also be in for some rough weather later today. there's a heat advisory in effect for dallas where the high temperature will top 100. new orleans and the gulf coast will reach the low 90s, but the west coast, midwest, even new
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england will be pretty comfortable, mostly in the 70s and 80s. still ahead, microsoft's bill gates dethroned as the world's richest man. plus, new this morning, 10,000 tourists forced to evacuate a popular american vacation spot, and it has nothing to do with the weather. and a california woman is talking about her encounter with a great white. how she was able to get away in an abc news exclusive.
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new video of a plane crash in southern california with a private cessna crashing on the busy 405 freeway near john wayne airport last month.
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the airport just released the video. the plane had just finished taking off when one of the engines died. the couple on board spent about three weeks in the hospital but are now home recovering. thousands of vacations in north carolina outer banks are now interrupted, not by a storm but actually by a power outage. contractors building a bridge cut an underground cable. it might now take weeks to restore power, so a mandatory evacuation order is in place for ocracoke island. people have been posting photos to social media about how they're coping. fireball carnival rides worldwide have been shut down after that tragic accident at the ohio state fair. one person was killed and seven others injured when the swinging ride came apart in midair. the cause of the accident is under investigation. all rides at the fair have been shut down. the person killed identified as 18-year-old tyler jarrell who had just committed to joining the marines.
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new court documents reveal disturbing details about a utah man accused of killing his wife on board a cruise ship in alaska. kenneth manzanares allegedly told a witness he killed his wife because she, quote here, would not stop laughing at me. investigators say kenneth killed his wife in their cabin. the documents also indicate the witness stopped kenneth from throwing her body overboard. tesla is set to roll out its long awaited model 3 today with the first 30 cars going to employees at its factory in california. the four-door sedan starting at $35,000 is half the price of tesla's previous models and the electric car company is banking on the model 3 hoping to sell five times as many cars by next year. amazon founder jeff bezos briefly dethroned bill gates as the world's richest man. bezos' fortune grew to $90 billion after an amazon stock surge yesterday that put him slightly ahead of gates but after a few hours the company's
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stock settled. gates is back on top for now. >> for now but he is in the purvi purview. hillary clinton is revealing details about her book about the run-up to her stunning election defeat. the book coming out in september is entitled "what happened," and the publisher promises unprecedented candor about what it was like to run against donald trump. clinton will also share her thoughts on being the first female nominee of a major party, the russian meddling and former fbi director james comey. well, when we come back, the new video released overnight showing moments after the deadly crash involving venus williams. what it shows about who was at fault. and a city in pink. the mistake that caused this fairly pretty mess. >> yeah. i am totally blind. and for years i've struggled with non-24, a circadian rhythm disorder that can turn my sleep cycles upside down.
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that's actually fire retardant that was dumped by an air tanker on a neighborhood in windsor, california. so the pink stuff landing on about a dozen homes and cars. there was no fire in the area, and officials couldn't explain why the retardant was actually dumped. >> pretty color at least. >> it is, nice. now for a look at morning road conditions, hopefully no fire retardant on the roads for you, but drivers should watch out for some flooding in the southwest. we also expect wet roads across the texas and oklahoma panhandles and in most of the east. and if you're flying, airport delays are most likely in washington, d.c., philadelphia, charlotte and memphis. well, for the first time this morning we're hearing the dramatic story of how a woman survived a violent attack by a great white shark. leeanne ericson was in the water off san diego county with her boyfriend, and after he tried to catch a wave, the shark attacked leeanne. it tore through her wet suit and gave her a deep wound from her hip all the way to her knee. she spoke about it directly with abc's nick watt. >> i just remember thinking
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about my kids and him and then trying to push the shark off of me, and i just started digging at what -- you know, i felt like i was digging at a cup of jell-o. >> and that was the shark's eye? >> yeah. >> the great white that attacked ericson was believed to be between 9 and 11 feet long. she spent three months in the hospital and has undergone eight surgeries now. it's an incredible story, and we have plenty more of it later on on "gma." newly released police body camera video shows tennis superstar venus williams moments after a deadly car accident in florida. an officer tells williams that he's not going to give her a ticket because she got stuck in a bad situation. police initially said williams was at fault but later said surveillance video shows that she lawfully entered that intersection. a passenger in the other car died, and his wife is now suing williams. and federal officials are expanding an investigation into carbon monoxide leaks in ford explorers, this after the austin
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police department reported toxic fumes were making its officers sick. the problem appears to only affect a special issued to police suv. the probe includes more than a million explorers from 2011 through 2017. in a statement ford says they're working with police customers to solve the issue. now to florida and miami beach where a firefighter jumped into action when he saw a dog struggling in biscayne bay. the 12-year-old pup named junior has arthritis and has bad eyesight. now the firefighter, emilio sanchez, helped junior over to the shore where he climbed a stretcher to safety and junior was licking emilio. >> immediately. >> yeah. still in the water. he was very happy to see him. all right, time now for some sports. >> baseball highlights from espn. good morning. it's "sportscenter" from los angeles. i'm stan verrett. let's show you some action from major league baseball. the nationals taking on the brewers. a whole lot of home runs for washington in this game including four in a row in the
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third inning. brian goodwin led off the inning. the nationals up 4-0 at that point. wilmer difo, that one is gone too. nationals up, 5-0. next batter is bryce harper, he had a home run earlier in this game. here's his second. these all off michael blazek who was making his first major league start after 108 relief appearances and then ryan zimmerman with a home run so back-to-back-to-back-to-back home runs for washington and they tied a major league record with four home runs in a row and they hit another one in the inning to tie another major league record and win it, 15-2. rays and the yankees. they went to extra innings. bottom 11, brett gardner, that will do it. yankees with a walkoff win. in that celebration, though, aaron judge, their big home run hitter, got a tooth knocked out. you see there. there's the tooth that went flying, and judge left in a hurry. yankees won the game, 6-5. they did spend some time looking for the tooth on the field at yankee stadium. no word on whether they found it. back to you.
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and trump supporter while the husband is a democrat who does not back the president. >> all right, if they can't get past political differences, maybe trump did them a favor. >> exactly. just imagine if they start talking about money, kids, oh, religion. all right, so it's the end of july, and, of course, that means nfl training camps are getting into full swing. for one team it was all about the arrival. >> yeah, check out pittsburgh steelers star receiver antonio brown. that is him driving in to camp in the back of a 1930s era rolls-royce. you got to add in a chauffeur. >> oh, of course. it's all about how you coordinate everything. so the ageless defender james harrison was more workmanlike in his approach, arriving in a fire truck. >> oh, yeah, keeping it low key. >> uh-huh. you'd expect nothing less. like he knows how to drive that truck, too. he's a 39-year-old legend there in the nfl. >> big poetry read by the new york giants coach as well. >> yes. lots of people like cracker barrel restaurants, but this indiana couple may have all those other fans beat. >> we're talking about wilma and yoder, who have visited all but
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good morning, it's 4:27. friday, july 28th. most part. >> exciting. we finally got there. >> last of the traditional workweek for us, at least. another warm one. inland near the coast pretty comfortable, once again. >> you can see the cloud cover not as extensive as if was yesterday. we are running from 52 in novato and we have 59 in hayward and los gatos a warm spot at 73 degrees. when we come back in three minutes a 12-hour day planner. how is the commute starting, alexis. >> heart of road work season. bay bridge you're looking just
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fine as you head into san francisco and the lower deck three lanes scheduled to be closed between san francisco and i'm not seeing any backup right now and most likely it will stay that way here this morning. quick check of some light drive times. any delays right here. tracy to dublin, but not yet. 27 minutes. no delays. >> alexis, thank you. developing news, a crushing blow for president trump and the republican agenda. >> yes, this kept people up late last night as they were watching what was happening in the senate. the skinny repeal to turn back obamacare failed. >> blink and you'll miss it. but what happened there that was senator john mccain breaking ranks and voting no. the measure defeated. 51-49. after seven years of promises to repeal obamacare, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell
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acknowledged it is time for the gop to move on. >> we didn't achieve what we had hoped to accomplish. i think the american people are going to regret that find a better way forward. and as i said, we looked forward to our colleagues on the other side suggesting what they have in mind. >> president trump weighed in online tweeting, three republicans and 48 democrats let the american people down. as i said from the beginning, let obamacare implode and then deal. watch. the abc 7 news app sent out a push alert last night. couldn't go to sleep last night. thought i would watch what's happening in the senate. so be the first to know what happens when breaking news is going on. download the abc 7 news app and enable the push alerts. h

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