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we're back with an unusual crash in texas. about 40,000 pounds of avocados spilled across interstate 35 east when this big rig that was hauling them crashed and then caught on fire. the highway was closed in both directions for nearly three hours while crews cleaned up the scene. can't call that guacamole? >> no, i guess not. an appeals court in oregon has upheld a $135,000 fine for bakers who reproduced to make a cake for a lesbian couple. the owners of the now-closed bakery cited their religious beliefs when refusing to bake a cake for rachel and morgan. the oregon bureau of labor and industries found the bakers violated state laws that protect the lgbt community. melissa and aaron klein had appealed the decision, arguing their free speech and religious rights were violated. the dr. phil show is denying explosive allegations that it put guests on the show at risk and even supplied some of them
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with drug and alcohol to get better ratings. a former member of "survivor" says there was a bottle of vodka in his dressing room when he appeared to talk about his alcohol problem. another claims someone from the show gave him xanax. in the 2013 appearance he was so drunk. you see here, he had to be helped onto the set. now others say producers told guests where they could buy heroin. lots of allegations flying. there's no direct comment from dr. phil mcgraw, who was paid a reported $80 million this year. the show says the allegations are, quote, unequivocally untrue. >> wow, some temptation there in the green room when you walk in. target has apologized for a product that makes fun of jewish people. cards against humanity, it is filled with jokes about the holocaust and anne frank.
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it has now pulled the game saying it never intended to offend any customers with that. coming up, the greatest hits of "the skinny". >> up next. ♪ skinny ♪ so skinny okay, so it's been quite a year in the entertainment world, from the hollywood baby boom to of ""the skinny". >> up next. one pill lasts 12 hours,and i'm good. "the skinny". >> up next. "the skinny". >> up next. oh yeah one bottle has the grease cleaning power of three bottles of this other liquid. a drop of dawn and grease is gone.
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♪ skinny ♪ so skinny okay, so it's been quite a year in the entertainment world, from the hollywood baby boom to us welcoming america's twins, beyonce's. >> oh. >> to plenty of red carpet shenanigans. we haven't really had a dull moment in "the skinny." >> this morning we are looking back at the most unforgettable moments of 2017. >> we are expecting. >> beyonce's big surprise. she and husband jay z are expecting twins. >> all of us are holding our breath at this moment. >> the very first baby picture
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of the twins. >> america's twins. you'll never do anything as important as introduce the world to rumi and sir. >> that is chrissy teigen and john legend's daughter luna. >> the power couple welcomed twins yesterday, a boy and a girl. >> serena williams. >> she has confirmed that she's 20 weeks pregnant. >> his baby billy was there days after a second open heart surgery. >> daddy cries on television, billy doesn't. it's unbelievable. >> will you be my -- >> there's no, i love you. i can't wait to spend the rest of my life with you. >> this was give me the ring. >> she gave up a shot at love for a ring, basically. >> it was a night of the good, the bad, and you can decide when it comes to fashion. >> and the katy perry.
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>> no thanks. no thanks. >> we'll give you a hug. right? >> i don't know her. >> what, are you mariah carey? i don't know her. >> jim carey has been making headlines for candid professions. >> i believe peace is beyond the personality, beyond invention and disguise. beyond the red s on your chest that makes bullets bounce off. >> that's just about when the cush hits. >> the "simpsons" predicted the future. the show accurately predicted that lady gaga not only would perform at the super bowl halftime show. >> they got some of the details right, including gaga floating into the stadium in a harness and even those boots look familiar. >> the fire bra is where they went a little off. she probably thought about it, though.
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>> we are hearing from pink on her incredible performance at the amas, she called this stunt hanging off the side of a sky scraper, the scariest thing she has done. apparently she and the group of aerial dancers had just five days to put this routine together. >> every famous person that you know is all in one place. >> they came together to benefit the victims of hurricane harvey and irma. >> anyone who believes that there is no such thing as global warming must be blind or unintelligent. >> ariana grande performed her massive benefit concert to a sold-out crowd. this taking place just four miles from the scene of last month's suicide bombing. >> the rapper who doesn't dance, she makes -- money now. money moves. she has the number one song in the country, taking the top spot on billboard's hot 100. she's saying "look what you made
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me do." that was taylor swift's song that had been number one before she knocked taylor off the list. >> so i made it to harvard. >> the eight-time grammy winner who never finished high school was honored by harvard. for charities that she founded over the years. kit harrington just revealed the wonderful dish that he prepared for his fiance. >> that sounds nice. >> check out her reaction. something similar happened around here by the way. >> wait. >> ah! >> for my best friend, the rock. >> he hinted at a run for president earlier this year. now he's saying he's seriously considering it. >> i want to remind the rock since he is seriously considering it, i am seriously still available to be your running mate. party of the people's eyebrow. >> i fully support this.
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>> wait for that solo shot. >> they didn't want to give it to me. thank you. there you go, rock. i'm ready. >> you still need to finish your holiday shopping, don't panic. how can you separate the two? >> i don't know, i'm trying to figure -- >> it's just -- >> i'm just going to turn to the side. >> if you do it to the solo shot, then it, it becomes a little bit more creepy. >> she looks like she practices in the mirror. how can you do it on command. i can barely move my eyes at this hour. >> i can't move anything. you know, how some guys at the gym can move -- no. you know who's excited for monday? >> you? >> no, jack. >> the bachelor. i'm like a big fan of arie, actually. i like guys from the past. i follow indy car a little bit. >> jack? >> we're ready for another season. we've got something special for next tuesday morning. we'll have to see how it goes. >> in the end he will pick a woman. >> that's my understanding.
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just one mucinex lasts 12 hours. let's end this. ♪ ♪ ♪ all right, well, this is it. the final week of the year which, of course, means this is it for our final friday rewind of the year. >> and while everyone else has been eating and drinking with family, we have been busy bringing you the news. >> and eating and drinking. >> right, which is why my dress is tight today. here's a look back at our favorite moments of the week. >> two men are friends in hawaii and have been friends for 60 years. >> here's what they learned. they are brothers. >> it was a shock. >> it was a shock.
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we compare the forearms and everything. >> hairy arms, that did it. the fbi is investigating how a pair of brothers with a single boarding pass got on the flight from los angeles to tokyo. >> chrissy teigen tweeted, a flying first for me. four hours into a 11-hour flight, and we are turning around because we have a passenger who isn't supposed to be on the plane, and this passenger posted his very first tweet. he wrote, my first tweet can't be more epic than this. just survived an eight-hour l.a.x. to l.a.x. flight with chrissy teigen and john legend. a california mom to be wound up leaving her own delivery. >> she walked into a store to buy a soda. she collapses at a table and starts screaming in pain. >> the store's workers stepped in to help. the butcher used his apron to catch the newborn. >> and they saved the day. so we blurred it out, because an artist on christmas day in the spirit of christmas painted a giant penis on the side of a building. >> it's the size of the entire side of the building. >> it has aroused plenty of
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debate. it was not in little italy. >> no? >> it was on the lower east side. the lower tip of manhattan. it's not there anymore. people were upset about it. we went there. >> it's a big job. >> it was a quickie. >> it was very quick. they were confused. they thought it was a subway map. >> it didn't last very long. >> gio, you were saying when that story was rolling, you said you really think that kevin durant block on lebron was illegal. can you tell us more about that? >> it was so clutch. it was just super clutch. and look, we can't stop showing you, we can't stop talking about this, because it's so clutch. >> because he hit him. >> sports by "world news now." >> gio is a sports analyst. >> clutch. so clutch. the reach-in. >> just go to clutch, gio. >> over and over again. >> that's how it works.
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good friday morning, everyone. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm eva pilgrim in for diane macedo. here are some of the top stories we're following on "world news now." new york's worst fire in decades leaves 12 people dead, one of them a young child. it forced survivors into the streets on a brutally cold night with wind chills in the single digits. more than half of the country is locked in a deep freeze. president trump seized on the frigid weather to cast doubt on climate change. he tweeted, quote, perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old global warming that our country, not other countries, was going to pay trillions of dollars to protect against, bundle up. apple is apologizing for a controversial decision to slow down older iphones with older batteries.
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after facing customer backlash and multiple lawsuits, the tech giant is now slashing the price of replacement batteries for the next 12 months. and new york is taking unprecedented security measures for times square this new year's eve in a first. police plan to scene people going into hotels and restaurants and closing off a wider perimeter than ever before. those are some of our top stories that we're following on this last friday in 2017. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> epic, epic last friday here. hard to believe. the year has gone by really, really quickly. >> a tragic way to end the year. we begin with breaking news, what the mayor of new york city is calling an unspeakable tragedy. 12 people are dead, including a child are dead. >> at least three of the victims
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are from the same family. you see the effort there to try to save some of those folks. some survivors were jolted out of their sleep and sent running into the freezing streets. >> some escaped wearing only a bathrobe and slippers and scrambled to find their loved ones. city officials described the loss of life as historic. >> this is the worst fire tragedy we have seen in this city in at least a quarter century, based on the information we have now, this will rank as one of the worst losses of life to a fire in many, many years. >> other than 9/11, this is the city's worst fire since a social club burned down in 1990. >> yeah, remember happy land social club, many new yorkers do. and 87 people were killed when a man set fire to that building also in the bronx. the cause of this fire, though, is under investigation. such a horrible thing for so many people.
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the temperatures in the teens overnight in new york. and more than 60% of the country in the meantime is coping with those bitter and dangerous cold temperatures. about 200 million americans are in the path of the arctic blast. the frigid air has brought record low temperatures to some parts of the country, and it's not going to get warmer anytime soon. richard cantu shows us the worst of it. >> reporter: in erie, pennsylvania, scenes like this are common. plows are out trying to clear the 65-plus inches of snow that has fallen since christmas. >> the quantity that we got this time was just a completely unexpected. >> reporter: and in upstate new york, east of the great lakes, the roads are finally passable. crews using front end loaders to move those mountains of snow. thursday night, 200 million americans are caught in the deep freeze. temperatures in the northeast are 15-30 degrees below normal.
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freezing fountains in new york and philadelphia. >> i used to live in russia. it feels pretty similar. >> reporter: this arctic chill shattering record after record. 17 below zero in flint, michigan. 32 buy low in watertown, new york. and in cotton, minnesota, an unbearable 41 below zero. >> when i left home, it was minus 40 on my thermometer. >> reporter: officials warning the cold can be deadly for the very old and very young. >> do not let children play outside for extended limits of time. >> reporter: at midway airport, it was too frigid to fly. and on long island, passengers left shivering. extreme cold causing a train rail to break. several buried under several feet of snow will see more. forecasters predicting another 16 inches in some spots. and the new year's eve ball drop, potentially the coldest since the 1960s. richard cantu, abc news, new
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york. >> it will be an intimate affair. accuweather's justin povick has a look at what we can expect. >> the forecast includes more snow along with the extreme cold temperatures. >> good morning. we're tracking snow as we go throughout the day. could have an inch or two of cumulation around chicago. where you see the blue, there can be slippery travel. and, of course, the major cold that continues. active in the northwest, as well. soaking rains from seattle to portland. icy mixture and over a foot of snow over the mountainous terrain as we get toward new year's eve, big-time cold continuing to cover much of the eastern u.s. i'm justin povick with your accuweather forecast. police in the central new york town of troy say they have released new information about the victims of a gruesome murder. they say shanta myers and her girlfriend were killed with their 5-year-old daughter and
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11-year-old son. investigators are not revealing how they died, but the police chief says he's never seen such savagery in more than 40 years on the job. the crime is raising fears in the neighborhood, because sources say it's similar to a 2014 quadruple murder miles away, and that case remains unsolved. an arizona man is under arrest accused of impersonating a police officer. they say he pulled over victims and handcuffed them while a dash cameras rolling and may have tried to score drugs. >> reporter: this dash cam video looks and sounds like a real traffic stop. but police say the man you see and hear in this video is no cop. >> just watching the video in this one, he's doing a lot of stuff that we do, which makes us think he's been watching what police do. >> reporter: in this video recorded last week you can see him putting a driver in handcuffs, but he couldn't find the key, telling the victim they had to go to police headquarters.
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that's when they called 911. police later arresting the suspect. police say they found an unmarked white sedan, a red and blue light bar, a dash cam and a portable scanner. police charging him with impersonating a police officer and kidnapping. >> what you doin'? >> reporter: it is not the first time police have arrested alleged impersonators. this man is accused of posing to rob drugstores of prescription drugs. they say if you are pulled over and are suspicious ask for i.d. or call 911. marcus moore, abc news, dallas. a worker was killed when a trench collapsed at a construction site in ohio. the man was swallowed up by the dirt and buried alive during an excavation project. emergency crews took 11 hours to recover his body. a washington state family is suing alaska airlines for the escalator fall which they say caused the death of their 75-year-old grandmother.
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they requested a gate to gate escort service during her trip from maui to spokane. their wheelchair-bound grandmother was helped off her flight from maui to portland. but she was left in the had terminal to find her next gate alone. she tumbled and crashed landing near the bottom with the heavy chair on top of her. she was pronounced dead in september. >> it's not going to bring her back, obviously, but someone needs to own up. someone needs to take responsibility. >> but the airline contends that their grandmother declined help in the terminal and says the family failed to check boxes indicating that she had any impairments like trouble seeing or hearing. and check out this video in the meantime. a plane crashed into a building after it was blown away from its parking area by strong winds at the airport in malta. emergency services were called to the scene, but no injuries were reported.
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surveillance cameras rolling, capturing three armed robbers terrorizing workers at a bank in port st. lucie, florida. they jumped the counter, as you saw, and grabbed cash from one of the tellers. the suspects took off in a suv later found nearby. the workers were not injured. and a uber driver has been arrested after police caught him behind the wheel of a ferrari. i want to see who's taking people for uber in a ferrari. they pulled up next to the car that had just been reported stolen. >> so in a facebook post, the officers appeared to make light of the situation saying, if you're going to steal a $250,000 ferrari with the window sticker still on it, don't drive next to a police vehicle with a license plate reader. duh. >> yeah, obviously.
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i went to school in gainesville, and i never saw a ferrari. never once. lots of beamers, lots of benzs. a ferrari sort of stands out. that's not the kind of car to steal. just saying. if you're taking a cruise next year on royal caribbean, be prepared to shell out more in tips. they plan to increase the automatic gratuities it charges on two of its cruise lines. the increase for both lines will be about 7%. that's a lot of money. >> that's a lot. >> the fee is automatically applied to guest bills. so passengers can modify or give tips in cash but you have to notice it. a new game changing diet, it's different, we're told, for everyone. >> the personalized diet details how measuring your blood sugar could be the key to losing weight.
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abc's erielle reshef has more. >> reporter: it's the groundbreaking science sparking a revolutionary new approach to weight loss. the researchers behind the personalized diet say shedding those extra pounds starts with accepting there's no one size fits all solution. >> for years we've been trying to search for that silver bullet diet that works for everybody. and we've been miserably failing. >> reporter: this is turning conventional wisdom on its head. >> right. >> reporter: we caught up with the doctors at the institute for culinary education. the key to their diet? watching how your blood sugar reacts to different foods. too much extra sugar gets stored as fat. they tested blood sugar levels in 1,000 people after every meal for a week. their findings were dramatic. >> what we were really surprised to find is that different people react very uniquely even when they eat the same exact food.
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>> reporter: foods that created a healthy response in some produced an unhealthy result in others. to get results you have to have a little pain, pricking your fingers. they say their algorithm will determine which foods you should avoid. we've been taught to steer clear of the white bread but not always. >> what we were surprised to find out was just like any other food, there is no such thing as a good bread. the response to bread was individualized. >> reporter: and what foods to add to your diet. for some, smearing bread with fat, olive oil, in some cases butter, yes, butter, can help normalize all the numbers. all the pre-workout bananas and dates could be doing you in causing more fatigue. but there are foods less likely to cause those crazy blood sugar spikes like meats and cheeses. i never met a cheese i didn't like. >> when you don't have carbohydrates, they will not spike your blood sugar levels. >> reporter: which is why they
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say low carb might work in the short term. but may not be sustainable. >> our solution gives you a way to find out which carbohydrates would actually be best for you to integrate into what we believe would be a healthy diet for you. >> it's about personalizing it. knowing how your body responds to the food that you eat. i could have white bread and no crazy reaction, but you could have white bread and your sugar goes ah! >> why does it have to be a white bread or a dark bread. >> if you want to have bread period. all bread is good bread. >> eating should be safe, simple, sustainable. voila. coming up, the "world news now" person of the year. who is it? >> are we not saying yet? we're keeping it a secret, i guess. >> we're keeping it a secret.
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♪ ♪ does anybody else notice that little cbs in the graphic? >> no, not cbs, not at all. >> what is that saying there? as we look back at some of the influential people of 2017, there's one person i'm learning about. i don't know who this perpendicular is. i've never heard of them before. but they've made a serious impact on kendis. >> she's had a huge impact on all of us. here now our person of the year. for the very first moment you quickly figure out, this ain't your average news reporter. >> we're on the scene of this [ bleep ]. >> this is rhoda young driving to the bank with her husband when she sees a house fire and
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did what few would do. she went on facebook and volunteered herself as a live reporter for her local station. >> abc 10 is not on the scene, but rhoda is on the scene. right now we're off another street with a house fire. the house fire is in full, active duty right now. two houses now on fire. >> reporter: we all watched on the live stream as rhoda located the homeowner very quickly. >> this guy right here, it is his house burning down. he do not know how the house caught on fire. but he was coming from the store with a six back of red blue and white beer. >> reporter: we found out she was a stickler for the facts. >> oh, pbr. >> reporter: and provided colorful play by play.
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>> natural waters coming down. oh, [ bleep ], [ bleep ], [ bleep ]. >> reporter: we learned new words. >> the house is fully engorged. >> reporter: but we also watched as rhoda's spidey senses started to tingle. >> oh, his hair burned. his hair burned. >> reporter: she went from mary richards to columbo in a matter of minutes, seemingly solving the case. >> during my investigation, i have now discovered his [ bleep ] was on fire, and his [ bleep ] is burned. so he was right there when the fire started and he's got a [ bleep ] six back of pbr. now i got to find out how [ bleep ] start that damn fire. >> reporter: she alerted the authorities on the scene and within minutes there was an arrest, allegedly. >> allegedly this man has set his house on fire. he has allegedly been placed under arrest. we are on the scenes right now. >> so voila, rhoda young. >> so good. so good.
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>> she is out there arresting people, solving. >> girl, get it. >> girl, get it.
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closely-watched antitrust case. right there, right then, that fast. i lost the game. >> woo. >> yeah. >> that was chastain with michael seara, also idris elba and kevin costner and has earned an 80% rating on rotten tomatoes. the daily news says erin sorkin is one of a kind, but in "molly's game," he and jessica chastain make a winning pair. but the toronto star calls it the movie version of a card player who doesn't know how to quit when she's ahead. >> all right. peter's not that big of a fan. next to "darkest hour." it's set in the early days of world war ii with the nazis advancing on europe when the fate rests in churchill's hands. the prime minister has a critical choice to make. either negotiate with hitler or rally the nation to fight on.
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which does he decide? >> when will the lesson be learned! when will the lesson be learned! are we more than takers? good god. before we learn. you cannot reason with a tiger. when your head is in his mouth! >> wow. that is amazing, to think all they asked him was whether or not he wanted butter on his popcorn. and that was his response. we know how the rest of this ended up. the film is earning 84% on rotten tomatoes and could earn an oscar nomination for the lead actor if reviews like this are any indication. detroit news. "darkest hour" is a one-man show. >> people are loving winston churchill stuff right now.
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this morning on "world news now," breaking news, at least 12 people are dead as fire rips through a new york apartment building. >> crews battling the frigid conditions, a 1-year-old is among the victims. the details coming the in right now. also this morning, losing the battle. why judge roy moore's attempt to stay alive in alabama's senate race has failed despite his claims of election fraud. apple apologizes. the company's mea culpa in the controversy over slowing down certain iphones and the new discount it's offering to smooth things over with customers. and the wild escape. a man fleeing police takes a long drive off a short pier. we'll tell you how it ends up. it's friday, december 29th. from abc news, this is "world news now."
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yeah, it is the last friday in 2017. >> the year's almost over. >> it is almost over. the new year's upon us. what a tragedy to end the year and begin the new year for a family here in the new york area. fire spreading through an apartment building in the bronx. >> at least 12 people are dead, including a 1-year-old. three of the victims are from the same family. the fire broke out on the first floor of the five-storey building. >> so dozens of screaming residents raced out of the building into the frigid temperatures. those temperatures in the teens as some ran out wearing only sandals. new york city's mayor calling it the worst fire in the city's, in decades. >> this is the worst fire tragedy we have seen in this city in at least a quarter century, based on the information we have now, this will rank as one of the worst
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losses of life to a fire in many, many years. >> at least six other people are injured. four of them critically. there's no immediate word on what caused that fire. apart from 9/11, this is new york city's deadliest fire since an arsonist killed 87 people in a bronx social club back in 1990. more than 200 million americans are feeling the deep freeze this morning. that's most of us, more than 60% of the country. >> temperatures are plunging into record lows in the upper plains and parts of new england. we've even heard reports of below 40 degree -- or 40 below zero. >> yikes. >> abc's alex perez shows us the hardest-hit areas. >> reporter: 200 million americans bundled from head to toe. that dangerous cold snap gripping more than half the country. from the northeast where temperatures are 15-30 degrees below normal. freezing fountains in
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philadelphia and new york. to chicago at midway airport, it was too cold to fly. more than 80 flights canceled. >> nobody offered any answers, no solutions or anything like that. >> reporter: officials warning the cold could be deadly, especially for the very young and very old. >> extreme weather is more than an inconvenience. it remains a serious and potentially life-threatening event. >> reporter: shelters overflowing with people trying to escape frigid temperatures. the arctic temps shattering record after record. 17 below zero in flint, michigan, 32 below in watertown, new york. and in cotton, minnesota, an unbearable 41 below zero. >> it feels like your skin is going to be on fire. >> reporter: it is colder in cotton than in parts of siberia. meanwhile, along the great lakes, plow drivers trying to plow through five feet of snow. dave spiegel had to hire a plow
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to unbury his car. he said it's the first time he's been able to leave his house in three days. how massive was it? >> it was bad. you couldn't see anything. blizzard conditions. >> reporter: back breaking work for chuck, the day spent pushing his snow blower, clearing his home the sixth time this week. >> getting snowfalls like this are not that uncommon, but it's just the quantity we got this time was completely unexpected. >> reporter: crews have been working non-stop to try to clear the snow, truck after truck dumping their load. some of these piles are 12 feet high and now another winter storm watch and some spots could see an additional foot of snow on top of all this. alex perez, erie, pennsylvania. president trump is addressing the frigid conditions with a snarky comment appearing to question climate change.
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>> he tweeted in the east it could be the coldest new year's eve on record. perhaps we could use a little bit of that good old global warming that our country, but not other countries, was going to pay trillions of dollars to protect against. bundle up. i guess those are some warm thoughts from the president in the end. bundle up. let's get a look at the forecast now. >> here's accuweather's justin povick. >> good morning. we're tracking snow as we go through the day. the could have an inch our two of accumulation under the windy city of chicago. where you see the blue, there could be slippery travel. and of course the major cold that continues. active in the northwest as well, soaking rains from seattle to portland. icy mixture and over a foot of snow over the mountainous terrain as we get toward new year's eve, big-time cold continuing to cover much of the eastern u.s. i'm justin povick with your accuweather forecast. we turn now to the election battle in alabama. democrat doug jones will be sworn in wednesday after a last-minute lawsuit from
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opponent roy moore failed. a judge has now rejected moore's request to block certification of the senate election results. abc's stephanie ramos has the details. >> reporter: republican roy moore is still digging into voter fraud claims, even after democrat doug jones was officially declared the winner in that contentious alabama special election. >> this has been a very close race and we are awaiting certification by the secretary of state. >> reporter: moore didn't concede after the december 12th race, and he's not now, saying election fraud experts across the country have agreed that this is a fraudulent election. but even republican election officials debunking that claim. >> that question's been eliminated from anyone's thought and mind, period. >> reporter: and a judge agreed, tossing out moore's last-ditch lawsuit to stop certification. in that complaint, moore also claims he passed a polygraph test about the sexual misconduct accusations that derailed his campaign. however, the campaign offering no details to cnn.
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>> he didn't know any of these women and he never conducted, engaged in sexual misconduct, what with a surprise to those who know him. it's not. >> reporter: u.s. senator-elect jones who won by more than 21,000 votes is set to be sworn in on january 3rd. this isn't over yet. moore has less than 48 hours to file an official petition to contest the election. he would, though, have to pay for it himself, and that could cost more than $1 million. stephanie ramos, abc news, capitol hill. senator al franken is thanking supporters as he prepares to officially step down next week following multiple allegations of sexual harassment. franken was overcome by emotion while addressing a crowd in minneapolis. he made it clear that he will continue to fight for what he believes in. >> i may be leaving the senate, but i'm not giving up my voice. we still have a lot of work to do together on issues ranging from net neutrality to climate change. >> his voice cracked a bit as he
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thanked his wife pore his loyalty. he said serving in the senate is the honor of his life. a frightening scene in seattle as a shuttle van plowed into a crowded sidewalk during a busy lunch hour. at least six people were injured. it also crashed into a gap store sending pieces of glass flying. the driver had a medical emergency. police say there are no signs that this was deliberate. an escape attempt by a suspect came to a watery end in oregon, and it was all caught on video. >> this happened north of portland. police say the person driving that red pickup truck was wanted for trespassing. he tried to get away and drove right into the columbia river. >> let's not forget it's cold right now. >> yes. >> the getaway attempt didn't end there. he decided he would try to swim from police but came to his wits and swam back to them and was eventually arrested. just so you know, it was a three and a half-mile swim.
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>> it would have been, to get away? >> yeah. that's a strong swimmer if you can do that, he probably would not have made it in those cold waters. >> very good technique on getting out alive of that vehicle. you know, you can teach matt gutman some skills right there. >> looking at the positive. coming up, apple's big apology, the discount the company's now offering after it revealed why it slowed down so many older iphones. also coming up, remembering a legendary actress whose career spanned nine decades, including her time on the dick van dyke show. and do remember to find us on facebook, wnnfans.com and twitter @abcwnn. you're watching world news now. you're watching world news now. twitter @abcwnn. you're watching world enoughs now. noughs now. dn't keep up. it was mostly water.
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>> after the show ended in 1966 she continued to appear regularly on television, including her stint on the original "hollywood squares." rosemarie was 94 years old. apple admitted slowing down older iphones without customers' knowledge. >> so now apple is facing multiple lawsuits because of that. now the company is apologizing and revealing a new discount all of a sudden. abc's marci gonzalez with the details. >> reporter: apple responding to complaints and backlash after acknowledging it intentionally slows down older model iphones, the world's most valuable company now says we know that some of you feel that apple has let you down. we apologize. the tech giant calling it all a miscommunication, saying about a year ago it quietly installed software to intentionally slow functionality during peak workloads to avoid unintended shutdowns, insisting it was never to force consumers to
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upgrade their phones. >> if battery used to last me a day and a half. now it lasts me half a day. they made the battery wear out a whole lot faster. >> reporter: now multiple class action lawsuits have been filed here in the u.s. while agencies in south korea, france and israel are also examining claims against apple. one suit alleges customers were never given the opportunity to bargain or choose whether they ran slower than usual. there will also be a software update allowing users to check the health of their iphone's battery. marci gonzalez, abc news, los angeles. >> we always knew, didn't we? >> uh-huh. they were slow. we knew they were slow. >> the folks at samsung are there with their popcorn going, uh-huh, we knew >> popping the wine. coming up, the bombshell revelation surrounding the dr. .
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phil talk show, helping them get alcohol and drugs before the program. but first, with 2017 coming to an end, we look into the future and the future is now. the hottest gadgets and trends next on "world news now." quit smoking. but when we brought our daughter home, that was it. now i have nicoderm cq. the nicoderm cq patch with unique extended release technology helps prevent your urge to smoke all day. it's the best thing that ever happened to me. every great why needs a great how. i had this chest cold, but my medicine kept wearing off. (coughah! i missed you! then i discovered mucinex. one pill lasts 12 hours,and i'm good. why take 4-hour medicine? one mucinex lasts 12 hours. let's end this.
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♪ i know, i want to head bang, but my hair is a little bit of a helmet. >> i know the feeling. >> johnny rotten may have sang there's no future, but i think we've come a long way. >> it will soon being 18 years since the world feared the demise. >> the end. >> y2k. thankfully we survived. and our technology is improving. >> as byron shows us, the future is now. >> reporter: this year president trump announced plans to send men back on the moon for the first time in a half century. >> we will not only plant our flag and leave a footprint but establish a foundation for an
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eventual mission to mars. >> research should always be a priority. it's something that unites us globally in terms of figuring out what's out there. >> reporter: that was one of many windows into the future we learned about from 2017. forget gridlock. entrepreneur elon musk says he can take us 700 miles per hour. when he gets so fed up driving his tesla in l.a. traffic, he started developing his next dream called the hyperloop. this year his company performed its first high-scale test. the hope that it can take you to l.a. to san francisco in 90 minutes. maybe the answer to our road worries are in the air. >> i think the dream of the flying car hasn't left us. >> reporter: this liberty pioneer car is the world's first legal flying car on sale. it will take you and a friend from three wheels to no wheels, flying at 100 miles per hour.
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first models are available next year starting at around $600,000. it has approval in europe, but no word yet whether these models will be flying off the shelves in the u.s. >> i think i would do a flying car, provided that it didn't fly too high. i don't want to do clouds and stuff, but i'll do like three-story buildings. >> reporter: but that might change with a self-driving car. >> a self-driving car has better reaction time than you do. you can have an entire freeway of self-drive cars going 200 miles per hour, five feet distance from each other. you want to switch lanes? you tell the other cars, i want to switch lanes, and they open up. >> reporter: they offer driverless rides through downtown. when it debuted, it only took an hour for the shuttle to have a fender bender, although the
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human was deemed to be at fault. >> that terrifies me. >> reporter: a minor bump in the road, but this year facial recognition got a rollout for the masses. users now unlock their iphone 10 simply by looking at it. in china, customers can use their face to pay for kentucky fried chicken dinners. >> that makes it hard to cheat on a diet. it wasn't my pizza. your face is on the receipt. >> reporter: remember this robot from avatar? well, meet reality. with one person in the cockpit, the method ii robot will soon be ready to go to work in dangerous environments, like cleaning up hazard just waste. >> giant robots, that's a great idea. when has that ever gone wrong? >> i'm glad you asked that. i wanted to take this time to explain my evil plan. >> i want to be nice to our new robot overlords. i don't want to be stomped underfoot. we welcome you, robot over-lord. >> reporter: with more personality, there's sophia.
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she became the first robot to receive citizenship of a country, saudi arabia. >> i am very honored and proud for this unique distinction. >> reporter: and a guest appearance on late night television. >> this is my first date. it's a robot. i'm already nervous around a robot. >> maybe i should host the show. >> stay in your lane, girl. >> reporter: then there's robo dog spot mini. >> there are real dogs that need us. rescue a real dog. don't pay thousands for a fake one. >> reporter: it doesn't need walks or leave a mess, but soon it could be bringing you a cup of coffee at work. good dog. >> if it's bringing us coffee, then we're fine with that. >> but some real dogs bring coffee. >> there is that, too. >> i mean, just teach the dog how to do it. they learn tricks. >> that's true. now if we could get that dog to do our laundry, then -- >> or anchor the show? then you can sleep. >> sleep, what's that? when we come back, a special
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this h this half hour on "world news now," new details about the inferno that even firefighters are calling shocking. the flames moving so quickly, some of the victims were found in a battle tub. the rush to save lives on one of the coldest nights of the year. unprecedented security for new year's eve. this half hour, an abc news exclusive, how police are watching the crowds and the buildings towering above times square. and new this half hour, the bombshell allegations aimed at the doctor phil show. >> there are many guests claiming that the show gave them drugs and alcohol to deal with the addictions. and later, we look back at the most memorable moments in entertainment.
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it's the final "skinny" on this friday, december 29th, 2017. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everyone. we do begin with the breaking news a few blocks from where we are right now. a tragedy, the worst one seen in a generation. >> at least 12 people are dead after a fire in an apartment building in the bronx. the flame the sent residents running into the streets on a night when the wind chill is in the single digits. >> more than 150 firefighters took on the freezing cold to fight the city's deadliest fire since 1990. survivors were desperately searching for loved ones. wabc's stepan ken is at the scene. >> reporter: this is what it looks like to not know if your family's safe, no home to return to, but all that matters in this moment is who you love. this resident telling us she
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can't find half of her family. everything out here is frozen, except for her tears. >> i put them out through the window. there was smoke everywhere already. when i came through the door, i couldn't see the door. it was engulfed with smoke already. >> reporter: this resident says he got out on his second floor fire escape, no wallet, no phone, no shoes. shivering violently. all he has is this blanket someone gave him. he doesn't even know who. and now he has this. someone just gave him socks. >> you got to keep him warm. frostbite, that's the first thing. >> reporter: this neighbor out here, warming up feet of random strangers. his kindness in some ways enough to give these residents hope. >> i've been through three fires, it's not easy. >> reporter: he's not the only one out here opening up their arms in help. the red cross on site and these women from next door, bringing piles of jackets and sneakers. >> it's human nature. it's fine. it's fine. they're going to need it more than i am. >> reporter: it's like pouring
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salt on a wound, some residents lost everything. now out in the cold, so cold they can't feel their bodies. but they could feel the pain of loss. stepan kim, abc news, the bronx, new york. 200 million americans are feeling the chill. take a look at lake erie. the surface iced over. it may experience a complete december freeze for the first time since 2000. here in new york city, a fountain in midtown manhattan has turned into an ice sculpture. this bitter cold is being felt all over from virginia north into new england and west to wisconsin and beyond. it will feel like minus 20 today in vermont, new hampshire and maine. turning to the russia investigation, president trump now says he believes that special counsel robert mueller will be fair to him. in a new interview with the "new york times," the president also repeated his claim that the investigation into meddling in the election is a hoax. he says it makes the country
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look very bad. he also insisted that more than a dozen times that there was no collusion between moscow and his campaign. and the president told the "times" that he has nothing to hide so he's not bothered bit fact that he doesn't know when the investigation will end. and mr. trump also told the "times", that he's been soft on china when it comes to trade in hopes of getting china to step up pressure on kim jong un. he criticized china after newly-released satellite images appeared to show oil transferred between chinese and north korean ships in violation of the new u.n. sanctions. he tweeted, caught red-handed. very disappointed china is allowing oil to go into north korea. there will never be a friendly solution to the north korea problem if this continues to happen. despite a last-ditch legal challenge, doug jones has been certified as winner of alabama senate race. roy moore filed a complaint of voter fraud, but a judge denied
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his request to stop election officials from certifying those results. jones will be sworn in next week as the first democratic senator from alabama in a quarter century. he's promising to be an independent voice working with members of both parties. we turn to new security precaution ahead of new year's eve. recent terror attacks have prompted police to have a launch a historic effort to protect the 2 million people expected to gather sunday night. that effort includes snipers and helicopters. abc's gio benitez shows us. >> reporter: the nypd taking unprecedented steps to protect the 1 million people expected to pack times square, closing off a wider perimeter this year than ever before. heavily-armed police at multiple check points. >> we have cop cars all over the place. >> reporter: the police commissioner giving us a rare look at some of the 10,000 cameras keeping a watchful eye.
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from the ground to the air, helicopters lasering in on the crowds. what are your pilots going to be looking for on new year's eve from the air? >> they're going to be able to provide an overwatch for decision-makers and commanders on the ground to give them a strategic view. >> reporter: and on these high rises, snipers ready to act with pin point focus. >> there's a system in place to identify quickly if are you on the 12th floor or the 32nd floor of a building. >> reporter: crime in new york city is at its lowest level since the 1950s. but police aren't taking that for granted. the truck attack in the bike lane and the bombing in the subway keeping them on high alert from coast-to-coast, ramping up in the wake of the las vegas attack that killed 50 people. adding these barricades and doubling police. >> in previous years we had spotters. but this year they'll be accompanied by snipers to ensure safety if a threat is recognized.
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>> reporter: and what about people staying at hotels? police say they're actually going to be at those hotels wanding people down. this is the first time they do that. gio benitez, abc news, new york. >> a large crowd already visited times square to say good-bye to 2017 a little early. they took advantage of the annual good riddance day. >> a shredding company set up at the crossroads of the world so people can destroy whatever they want, whatever bad memories they had from the last year. >> it's a horrible friend who's been treating me badly. >> old tax returns, why did you keep them all? bye. >> can i just show it to you? all the guys who wasted my time. all the bad habits shall cease in 2018. i know those bad habits, and i don't really want to share them. >> don't you need those tax returns so many years back? i was like, whoa. paper wasn't the only thing going into the shredder. at least one person brought a pair of pants.
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>> okay. bad memories? about four tons of stuff was chopped up during the day. people saying good-bye to 2017. >> good riddance. omarosa's name. bye, felicia, in case you didn't get it the first time. >> oh, dear. coming up, a.popular card game is being pulled from store shelves. why cards against humanity is being called offensive and racist. now they're saying so. >> it's been out for a while. >> yeah. first, shocking allegations about what goes on behind the scenes of the dr. phil show. scenes of the dr. phil show. scenes of the dr. phil show.
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we're back with an unusual crash in texas. about 40,000 pounds of avocados spilled across interstate 35 east when this big rig that was hauling them crashed and then caught on fire. the highway was closed in both directions for nearly three hours while crews cleaned up the scene. can't call that guacamole? >> no, i guess not. an appeals court in oregon has upheld a $135,000 fine for bakers who reproduced to make a cake for a lesbian couple. the owners of the now-closed bakery cited their religious beliefs when refusing to bake a cake for rachel and morgan. the oregon bureau of labor and industries found the bakers violated state laws that protect the lgbt community. melissa and aaron klein had appealed the decision, arguing their free speech and religious rights were violated. the dr. phil show is denying explosive allegations that it put guests on the show at risk
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and even supplied some of them with drug and alcohol to get better ratings. a former member of "survivor" says there was a bottle of vodka in his dressing room when he appeared to talk about his alcohol problem. another claims someone from the show gave him xanax. in the 2013 appearance he was so drunk. you see here, he had to be helped onto the set. now others say producers told guests where they could buy heroin. lots of allegations flying. there's no direct comment from dr. phil mcgraw, who was paid a reported $80 million this year. the show says the allegations are, quote, unequivocally untrue. >> wow, some temptation there in the green room when you walk in. target has apologized for a product that makes fun of jewish people. cards against humanity, it is filled with jokes about the holocaust and anne frank. it has now pulled the game
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saying it never intended to offend any customers with that. coming up, the greatest hits of "the skinny". >> up next. good. ll lasts 12 hours,a'm "the skinny". >> up next. "the skinny". >> up next. oh yeah one bottle has the grease cleaning power of three bottles of this other liquid. a drop of dawn and grease is gone.
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♪ skinny ♪ so skinny okay, so it's been quite a year in the entertainment world, from the hollywood baby boom to us welcoming america's twins, beyonce's. >> oh. >> to plenty of red carpet shenanigans. we haven't really had a dull moment in "the skinny." >> this morning we are looking back at the most unforgettable moments of 2017. >> we are expecting. >> beyonce's big surprise. she and husband jay z are expecting twins. >> all of us are holding our breath at this moment. >> the very first baby picture of the twins.
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>> america's twins. you'll never do anything as important as introduce the world to rumi and sir. >> that is chrissy teigen and john legend's daughter luna. >> the power couple welcomed twins yesterday, a boy and a girl. >> serena williams. >> she has confirmed that she's 20 weeks pregnant. >> his baby billy was there days after a second open heart surgery. >> daddy cries on television, billy doesn't. it's unbelievable. >> will you be my -- >> there's no, i love you. i can't wait to spend the rest of my life with you. >> this was give me the ring. >> she gave up a shot at love for a ring, basically. >> it was a night of the good,
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the bad, and you can decide when it comes to fashion. >> and the katy perry. >> no thanks. no thanks. >> we'll give you a hug. right? >> i don't know her. >> what, are you mariah carey? i don't know her. >> jim carey has been making headlines for candid professions. >> i believe peace is beyond the personality, beyond invention and disguise. beyond the red s on your chest that makes bullets bounce off. >> that's just about when the cush hits. >> the "simpsons" predicted the future. the show accurately predicted that lady gaga not only would perform at the super bowl halftime show. >> they got some of the details right, including gaga floating into the stadium in a harness and even those boots look familiar. >> the fire bra is where they went a little off. she probably thought about it, though.
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>> we are hearing from pink on her incredible performance at the amas, she called this stunt hanging off the side of a sky scraper, the scariest thing she has done. apparently she and the group of aerial dancers had just five days to put this routine together. >> every famous person that you know is all in one place. >> they came together to benefit the victims of hurricane harvey and irma. >> anyone who believes that there is no such thing as global warming must be blind or unintelligent. >> ariana grande performed her massive benefit concert to a sold-out crowd. this taking place just four miles from the scene of last month's suicide bombing. >> the rapper who doesn't dance, she makes -- money now. money moves. she has the number one song in the country, taking the top spot on billboard's hot 100. she's saying "look what you made me do." that was taylor swift's song
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that had been number one before she knocked taylor off the list. >> so i made it to harvard. >> the eight-time grammy winner who never finished high school was honored by harvard. for charities that she founded over the years. kit harrington just revealed the wonderful dish that he prepared for his fiance. >> that sounds nice. >> check out her reaction. something similar happened around here by the way. >> wait. >> ah! >> for my best friend, the rock. >> he hinted at a run for president earlier this year. now he's saying he's seriously considering it. >> i want to remind the rock since he is seriously considering it, i am seriously still available to be your running mate. party of the people's eyebrow. >> i fully support this.
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just one mucinex lasts 12 hours. let's end this. ♪ ♪ all right, well, this is it. the final week of the year which, of course, means this is it for our final friday rewind of the year. >> and while everyone else has been eating and drinking with family, we have been busy bringing you the news. >> and eating and drinking. >> right, which is why my dress is tight today. here's a look back at our favorite moments of the week. >> two men are friends in hawaii and have been friends for 60 years. >> here's what they learned. they are brothers. >> it was a shock. >> it was a shock. we compare the forearms and everything. >> hairy arms, that did it. the fbi is investigating how a pair of brothers with a single boarding pass got on the flight from los angeles to tokyo. >> chrissy teigen tweeted, a
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flying first for me. four hours into a 11-hour flight, and we are turning around because we have a passenger who isn't supposed to be on the plane, and this passenger posted his very first tweet. he wrote, my first tweet can't be more epic than this. just survived an eight-hour l.a.x. to l.a.x. flight with chrissy teigen and john legend. a california mom to be wound up leaving her own delivery. >> she walked into a store to buy a soda. she collapses at a table and starts screaming in pain. >> the store's workers stepped in to help. the butcher used his apron to catch the newborn. >> and they saved the day. so we blurred it out, because an artist on christmas day in the spirit of christmas painted a giant penis on the side of a building. >> it's the size of the entire side of the building.
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>> it has aroused plenty of debate. it was not in little italy. >> no? >> it was on the lower east side. the lower tip of manhattan. it's not there anymore. people were upset about it. we went there. >> it's a big job. >> it was a quickie. >> it was very quick. they were confused. they thought it was a subway map. >> it didn't last very long. >> gio, you were saying when that story was rolling, you said you really think that kevin durant block on lebron was illegal. can you tell us more about that? >> it was so clutch. it was just super clutch. and look, we can't stop showing you, we can't stop talking about this, because it's so clutch. >> because he hit him. >> sports by "world news now." >> gio is a sports analyst. >> clutch. so clutch. the reach-in. >> just go to clutch, gio. >> over and over again. >> that's how it works. >> total block there. >> thank you for
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