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we are back with dramatic video of an explosion at a fireworks store in fort mill, south carolina. look at this show. that fire started in containers outside the store. the containers had dozens of cardboard boxes holding fireworks. firefighters had to dodge exploding rockets to put out the flames. amazingly, no one was injured. an investigation into the cause of that fire is under way. imagine the firefighters as they had to go into that. >> just incredible there. turning now to a case of mistaken identity at a chicago hospital that ended up turning tragically fatal.
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>> one family made the heartwrenching decision to remove a critically ill man from life support who police told them was their brother. >> that man was someone else entirely. here is alex perez. >> reporter: the chicago man was badly beaten and found unconscious by police, hospitalized and on life support. authorities used mugshots in may to determine he was rosie brooks' missing brother, alfonso bennett. she immediately told doctors something didn't seem right. >> i said, doc, i understand what you're saying but i cannot recognize him as my brother. >> reporter: showing no signs of improvement, brooks and her family made the excruciating decision to take him off of life support. but as they prepared for his funeral, alfonso bennett, very much alive and well, walked into a friend's barbecue. >> he said, he's here, he's alive. >> reporter: it turns out the missing man was actually elijah britman. fingerprints from the morgue eventually revealing his true identity.
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>> it wasn't just i searched for him one day, it was every day. >> reporter: both families coming together, filing a wrongful death lawsuit against chicago and the hospital that handled the case. >> bottom line is that this mistaken identity situation was something that we very much think could have easily been avoided. >> reporter: and at this point neither the city nor the hospital have commented on that lawsuit. alex perez, abc news, chicago. >> wow. just incredible details there. our thanks to alex. san francisco plans to spend $600,000 to scrub a painting of george washington. >> the 83-year-old mural at george washington high school has been criticized as racist for its depiction of black and native american people. >> those opposing the decision say it's censorship. the schoolboard doesn't plan to paint over the mural until the fall. that could be delayed by a lawsuit. a sculpture of king tut's head sold at a london auction for $6 million. the sale is controversial with egypt claiming that the 3,000-year-old relic was stolen.
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christie's, which conducted the auction, disputes that claim. egypt's child king reigned from the age of 9 until his death at the age of 19. no word yet on who shelled out all that money for that purchase. fresh controversy surrounding america's youngest tennis phenom. >> we've been telling you about 15-year-old coco gauff, who's cleaning up the competition at wimbledon, perhaps a little too well. ahead in our next half hour what a british tennis player just did to get her to play as his mixed doubles partner. plus why independence day weekend could turn into the new black friday at america's shopping malls. shopping malls. >> yes. >> that's next on "world news now."
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♪ b-b-b-bad to the bone go ahead. bad to the bone describes our team usa and not janai.
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team usa celebrating independence day in france. >> bad and bgied fruits of thei victory over england this week in their 2-1 victory over the brits. that win advanced them to the third world cup final in a row. >> i'm not sure if you heard, sunday team usa faces off against the netherlands. that match starts at 11:00 a.m. eastern time. >> get ready. just as you're heading to brunch. american pride is in high gear this fourth of july weekend and along with the red, white, and blue, a whole lot of green. >> with retail sales heating up, many experts say independence day weekend could start shaping up to be the new black friday. here's abc's gio benitez. >> dig into summer. the entire store is on sale -- >> reporter: it's the fourth of july and the deals are on, retailers aiming to make this year's fourth look like christmas in july. >> you'll do july fourth right. >> july is becoming retail's biggest month for sales. we're going to see discounts on apparel, electronics, home goods. >> reporter: deals on patio furniture and appliances too.
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best buy offering up to 40% off with up to $500 in gift card credit. if you're shopping for a laptop, some apple macbook pros are up to $350 off. >> find great summer trends at macy's july fourth sale. >> reporter: stores already clearing that summer inventory. macy's and old navy slashing prices by up to 60%. >> discounts on apparel is really what customers should be looking at. the discounts are massive. >> reporter: many of these discounts run until sunday. some retailers are going to be rolling out all new deals to compete with amazon prime day on july 15th and 16th. gio benitez, abc news, new york. >> talk about christmas in july. you can start shopping now. >> are you going to buy me something? >> i was going to say, what are you going to get me? >> this is my birthday month. >> oh, it is, what should i get kenneth for his birthday? >> tweet us, let us know. make sure it's really, really expensive. jack says, don't get --
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>> a gallon of whole milk. >> i'm a milk man. coming up, the new york street reporter you don't want to tangle with. >> you don't want to miss this. what are the three p's? the three p's of life insurance on a fixed budget are price, price, and price. a price you can afford, a price that can't increase, and a price that fits your budget. i'm 54. alex, what's my price? you can get coverage for $9.95 a month. i'm 65 and take medications. what's my price? also $9.95 a month. i just turned 80. what's my price? $9.95 a month for you too. if you're age 50 to 85, call now about the #1 most popular whole life insurance plan, available through the colonial penn program.
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time for "the mix." we're dedicating the friday "mix" to a member of our disney abc family. a seasoned journalist, a real pro who reports for our flagship wabc right here in new york. darla miles is tearing up the internet. >> the height of the rush hour commute, and there's going to be lots more confusion until this whole thing is wrapped up. >> yeah! blocking 'em, blocking 'em. >> my gosh, yes. people have been talking about this all over social media. so the local station even ended up covering it the next day, talking about some of the tweets. look at this. >> oh! >> so they did use my tweet.
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she totally did the heisman. she said, uh-uh. >> and i tweeted as well saying, that stiff-arm is everything. darla and i go way back, she's known me since i was a really young cub reporter. she is an incredible pro. >> you can see she's a true new yorker. cool, calm, collected. my favorite, favorite, favorite line on this video, how i'm blocking any negativity from walking into my life. >> excuse me, keep it moving. shout-out to you, darla. polka! i'm high atop tom's restaurant in coney island, brooklyn, usa. ♪ politics and foreign wars all the weather all the scores ♪ ♪ that's the "world news" polka ♪ hey, i'm trying to work here. ♪ that's e orpolka ♪ it's late at night you're wide awake and you're not wearing pants ♪ ♪ so grab your "world news now" and everybody dance ♪
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this morning on "world news now," bracing for more impact. as people in southern california try to clean up the destruction left behind by a powerful 6.4-magnitude earthquake, they're preparing for more aftershocks for at least a week. breaking news, seven americans, including a billionaire, reportedly killed in a helicopter crash headed to florida from the bahamas. what we know about the victims on board. and president trump carried on with his salute to america. >> on the grounds of the lincoln memorial, trump addressed the nation with a military flyover. what critics and supporters had to say about it. the surprise appearance by duchess meghan markle at wimbledon. who she turned out to support sparkiy e th i archie's godparents.
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we'll have that story later in "the skinny" on this friday, friday, july 5th. good morning, everyone. we hope you had a great fourth of july and made time for food, family, fun, and fireworks. >> fireworks! >> because they were beautiful, especially here in new york city. >> absolutely. hope that you have had a great time on the holiday. we do begin this half hour with president trump's fourth of july salute to america. >> thousands gathered in the nation's capital for a spectacular fireworks display that's an annual event, but a few other new twists were also added. >> this year the celebration featured a military flyover and tanks on the national mall. and a rare presidential address. but as abc's stephanie ramos reports, not everyone appreciated the party. ♪ >> reporter: president trump taking the stage in front of the lincoln memorial for what he billed as one of the biggest celebrations in the history of our country.
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>> we come together as one nation with this very special salute to america. we celebrate our history, our people, and the heroes who proudly defend our flag. >> reporter: the president fixated on staging a grand military event ever since witnessing bastille day festivities in france, ordering up flyovers from fighter jets. he also demanded that the pentagon ship tanks to the mall, where they sat out in the rain. the white house won't put a price tag on the festivities. the president says, whatever it is, it will be worth it. his opponents don't buy it. >> i'm not quite sure that we need money to go in to put tanks in downtown washington, d.c. >> it is just absolutely misplaced. he thinks these things are toys. >> i think reducing our nation to tanks and shows of muscle just makes us look like the kind of loudmouth guy at the bar. >> reporter: in iowa joe biden dismissing white house claims that this event is about
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patriotism, not politicians. >> and an event designed more to stroke his ego than celebrate american ideals. >> reporter: here on the mall, people seeing it differently. >> his heart is fo so i think deep down his heart is in a good place. >> reporter: d.c.'s fourth of july festivities, like the fireworks show, also going off as planned. stephanie ramos, abc news, washington. and this morning southern california is still rocking from a powerful earthquake. >> there have been about 100 aftershocks, and the u.s. geological survey expects they will continue for at least a week. the tremors knocked goods off shelves, cracked roads and walls, and ruptured water mains. it even caused damage in los angeles, 125 miles away, and was felt in las vegas and phoenix. >> these images are incredible. a state official says it's a
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reminder that california is earthquake country. >> holy [ bleep ]. >> reporter: surveillance video showing the moment a major earthquake rocked southern california. the 6.4-magnitude quake the largest in two decades, leaving this home near its epicenter in the mojave desert in flames. >> we have multiple injuries. we've had two house fires. we've had small vegetation fires. power lines down, gas leaks -- >> reporter: you see people running to take cover from falling debris. >> our kitchen's completely, completely destroyed. everything fell off the walls, out of the cabinets. >> reporter: as the massive quake cracked roads, nearly collapsed this building, and forced nearby ridgecrest hospital to evacuate. >> my computers were flying off onto the ground. >> reporter: seismologists say this was a strike-slip quake, which means two plates along the fault moved parallel to each other but in opposite directions. people living nearby remain on edge as experts are warning this may not be the worst of it. >> there is about a 1 in 20
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chance that this location will be having an even bigger earthquake within the next few days. >> officials say the area will likely continue to experience aftershocks with some possibly exceeding a magnitude of 5.0, but they don't expect any significant damage. we're following breaking news. seven americans were killed when a helicopter crashed in the bahamas. the chopper was carrying them from big kay island to ft. lauderdale, florida when it went down two miles off grand kay. four women and three men were aboard. wplg, our abc affiliate in miami, says west virginia billionaire chris cline is among the victims. he made his fortune in coal mining. today would have been his 61st birthday. july 4th was marred by severe weather in parts of the country. >> two tornados touched down in wyoming about 50 miles north of cheyenne. no damage or injuries were reported. >> a lightning strike on the south carolina coast killed a 44-year-old man and a dozen others were injured. >> let's check in with
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accuweather chs nall good morning, chris. >> good morning to you, kenneth and janai. certainly stay cool, especially across the southeast, the heat is building. real-feels between 100 and 110, all areas in that red color all the way through florida. the heat will be building as it heads up the east coast with heat indices upwards of 100. as we head further into time, periodic thunderstorms across a big chunk of the country with that heat building across the south central. so the summertime feel is here. kenneth, janai? >> our thanks to chris. overseas, russian president vladimir putin met with pope francis at the vatican. >> putin was reportedly an hour late. the two men exchanged gifts. they discussed the role of the catholic church in russia. they also talked about syria, ukraine, and venezuela. francis wants to improve relations with the russian orthodox church. this was their third meeting. back here at home the first and only republican in congress to say president trump engaged in impeachable conduct is
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leaving the gop. michigan representative justin amash announced his plans in an op-ed for "the washington post." he's becoming an independent. president trump called his departure, quote, great news for the republican party. and the nathan's famous hot dog-eating contest in coney island is a fourth of july tradition. >> it sure is, and so is joey chestnut winning it. the 35-year-old gastronomic gladiator, quite a nickname there, earned his 12th mustard belt by eating 71 hot dogs in seven minutes. that's actually three less than last year. the runner-up wasn't even close. chestnut is disappointed that he missed setting a new record by four hot dogs. >> so miki sudo won the women's competition for the sixth time by eating 31. each of the wiener winners gets a $10,000 prize. >> is it worth it? >> uh -- >> $10,000 prize, ng
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>> ask them right now at this up to? tweet us. tweet us. >> what is he down to? so, you know, we were just saying mustard. >> uh-huh -- >> oh, i actually -- oh, see -- >> i was going to say, you know what, don't start with me. >> i actually was not about to shade you and your honey mustard dress, but now that we're on it, i would -- what i was going to say was, i was looking for some mustard yesterday. and because i'm southern, i just like regular old yellow mustard, whatever. every store here in new york i went to this in heat, i was walking, they were like, grey poupon, and other things, fancy. why can't i just find regular yellow mustard? >> why can't you just find some mustard, for what your drumettes? if you haven't gone and checked out kenneth's story -- >> those drumettes were delicious. >> go see what he cooked up yesterday on the grill. >> delicious. i like drumettes only. i will pay extra for drumettes. >> you said you like thighs. >> i do like some thighs. >> we had a chicken chat
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earlier. coming up, america's newest and youngest rising tennis star. >> that's what we do. she's now in the middle of a fresh controversy with a british tennis player. what a british tennis player did just so he could play a mixed doubles match with 15-year-old coco gauff. coco gauff. mattress, bedtime is no longer simply the time you go to sleep. it's time to switch off and catch up. enjoy me time, and we time. 40 winks or 8 hours solid. the leesa hybrid mattress combines two technologies to give you deeper rest and rejuvenation. 1,000 pocket springs provide edge to edge support, responsiveness and comfort. while premium foams relieve pressure, keep you comfortably cool and limit motion transfer. leesa's hybrid mattress is not only recommended by experts, experts choose to sleep on it too. try it yourself in any west elm store. or order online and we'll ship it to your
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>> police in california are searching for two gunmen who opened fire at a california mall. san bruno authorities released this surveillance video of terrified shoppers running for safety. two teenagers were shot, one in the leg, the other in the abdomen. some in the crowd rushed to help the teens. police say this may have started as a fight between two groups. turning now to the viral video that's sparking fresh conversations around the country about race. >> the tense moments caught on camera between a black couple and a white contractor who showed up at their home flying a giant confederate flag on his suv.hivio
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abouee speech versus free will. >> hi. you know what, i do apologize. i know you've come a very long way but we're going to use someone else. >> reporter: alison and zeke brown's doorbell camera capturing the exchange with a contractor they hired to repair a golf cart at the home. >> she's upset with the flag. >> no, i'm beyond upset with the flag. >> reporter: the issue, this confederate flag waving in the back of the contractor's truck. >> every time you see that flag, it actually stems fear. >> you never know what a person is willing to do, especially if they are promoting their hate in such a very vivid way. >> reporter: in the video the contractor identified as michael offers to take the flag down. >> no, you don't -- you continue to believe what you need to believe, sir. >> reporter: he eventually drives off, that flag still waving. we reached out to the contractor but have yet to get a response. and the browns say that contractor later texted them saying he didn't know the flag was offensive to them. the browns telling us they view this as a teachable moment.
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marcus moore, abc news, dallas. >> and that homeowner very respectful of the man, saying you continue to believe what you believe. turning now to wisconsin where police are searching for a so-called flash mob behind a brazen robbery. >> this is security footage of ten men rushing into a store in pleasant prairie and grabbing jackets and other clothing. authorities say they stole about $30,000 in merchandise in less than 30 seconds. police are asking for help to identify the suspects. turning now to wimbledon and the fresh controversy this morning swirling around america's newest tennis superstar. >> 15-year-old cori "coco" gauff has been tearing up the court, first upsetting her idol, venus williams, then beating the 2017 semifinalist, slovakian magdalena rybarikova. now gauff has turned into such a sensation that british tennis
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star jay clarke dumped fellow brit harriet dart as his mixed doubles player for gauff. >> it all comes after a momentous moment for the rising young star with tennis legend roger federer who gave her an encouraging pat on the back there. gauff is going for her third-round win later today. >> all right, coco. go, coco. >> getting pat on the backs by other big pros. i say other because she's a big pro now. >> yes, she is now, absolutely a phenom. well, when we come back, how america's celebrities celebrated the fourth of july. what justin timberlake just did with an ax. what justin timberlake just did with an ax. before she puts them in the dishwasher. so what does the dishwasher do? (vo) cascade platinum does the work for you. prewashing and removing stuck-on foods, the first time. (mom) wow! that's clean! (vo) cascade platinum.
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♪ skinny just gimme the skinny time now for "the skinny." starting with how the other half celebrated the holidays. >> it was independence day for all americans, including celebrities. and our will ganss is here with the latest. >> yeah, your own celebrity is here with the latest. no, i wish, i wish.
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i'm just here to tell you about what they were doing. yeah. while we were getting sunburned, by we i mean me, you can probably tell, eating hot dogs, so were the celebs because they're just like us. former president barack obama posting this family photo with the caption, happy fourth of july, everybody. this is always a great day in the obam to celebrate america and malia's birthday too. so we'll go from a former first family to hollywood royalty. jessica biel posting this pic with husband justin timberlake and son silas. someone commenting, who the heck wears flannel on the fourth of july? you can see justin in flannel. luckily jessica had more than enough patriotic attire for the whole fam. a-rod posting this pic of himself and j. lo along with their kids saying, from our family to yours, have a happy and safe fourth of july, everyone. and -- ♪ no one told ya life was gonna be this way ♪ thank you, kenneth! monica and rachel spent fourth of july together. courtney cox posting this pic with jen aniston. laura dern and suzanne summers. what a random but amazing squad, right? >> yeah. >> i know. >> squad goals. >> squad goals right there. >> always posting pictures
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together. best of friends. >> fingers crossed that best of friends. i see what you did there. >> gotcha. thanks, will. >> thanks, guys. across the pond the surprise appearance by meghan markle at wimbledon. >> the duchess of sussex still on her maternity leave, but she took out time to support her good friend serena williams. >> markle was in the stands with lindsay roth and genevieve hillis, itself sparking fresh speculation over whether the two may have been chosen to be among the godparents at baby archie's christening over the weekend. >> we'll see. back here at home and back to justin timberlake, as we're finding out just how much of an outdoorsman he is. >> the singer celebrated independence day a bit early with wife jessica biel -- >> two! two of them. >> by going ax-throwing there. >> uh-huh, bringing sexy ax. >> slow motion on that one, man of the woods.
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>> thankfully the couple's 4-year-old son, silas, was not in attendance while mom and dad were throwing axes, because jessica also got in on it. both of them amazing at this. >> why are we saying thankfully? because i'm pretty sure they would have been safe. >> yeah? >> with silas around. >> throwing those axes? yeah. >> probably not. so we've got some big news for fans of "white chicks." remember that movie, right? >> terry crews told andy cohen on a recent episode of "watch what happens live" that the sequel to the wayans brothers film is in the works. crews played pro basketball player latrell spencer in the 2004 movie. >> how about a little bit of music. ♪ >> but -- how did you know? i love this song! ♪ making my way downtown walking fast ♪ faces pass and i'm homebound ♪ ♪ do do do
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♪ and i need you and i miss you ♪ ♪ and now i wonder if i could fall into the sky ♪ ♪ do you think time would pass me by ♪ >> okay, sorry. we actually know that we're on the air right now but we like that song. takes us back to 2004. crews told cohen that he's discussed the idea of a sequel with shawn wayans, who assured him that a sequel is happening. >> but hold the phone. marlon wayans shared this photo on instagram about the original movie with the caption, my face when terry crews tells the world "white chicks 2" is happening but we still don't have a deal in place. >> oh! >> so as they say -- stay tuned. >> until it's signed -- >> i know. >> -- it's not a deal. >> and like -- isn't there some
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back? >> i know. >> blocking all kinds of controversy as we end the week. pulling our darla miles. controversy, uh-uh, uh-uh, block it, will. >> block it! if you're age 50 to 85, and looking to buy life insurance on a fixed budget, remember the three p's. what are the three p's? the three p's of life insurance on a fixed budget are price, price, and price. a price you can afford, a price that can't increase, and a price that fits your budget. i'm 54. alex, what's my price? you can get coverage for $9.95 a month. i'm 65 and take medications. what's my price? also $9.95 a month. i just turned 80. what's my price? $9.95 a month for you too. if you're age 50 to 85, call now about the #1 most popular whole life insurance plan, available through the colonial penn program.
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♪ i'm leaving on a jet plane don't know when i'll be back again ♪ leaving on a jet plane has become almost as routine to most of us today as catching a bus or a subway. >> but one woman who was born before television was even invented has finally joined the ranks of the jetset. joining is us is our own jetsetter, will ganss. >> that is right, yeah. we may have been looking to the skies for fireworks but you might have missed something even more spectacular up there. a certain 95-year-old taking her very first trip over the rainbow. ♪ somewhere over the rainbow way
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up high ♪ >> reporter: no wizard needed to make gladys blackburn's dreams come true. the 95-year-old always wanted to take a trip over the rainbow in an airplane. >> i'm going to go up and i'm going to go down. >> reporter: and she sure did. her retirement community in the uk making it happen. flying to switzerland. gladys making herself right at home on her very first flight. ♪ i've got a lovely bunch of girls ♪ >> reporter: song and a sip. gladys previously enjoying trips to her local airport to watch planes take off and land, never having the chance to fly in one herself. until now. the nonagenarian unable to believe the view from all the way up. when she landed? >> i like it. >> reporter: her high-flying adventure, it was brilliant, better than i had imagined. that trip over the rainbow everything she ever dreamed of.
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♪ why oh why can't i >> an easyjet spokesperson said gladys' story is inspiring and clearly shows you're never too old to try something new. what's on your bucket list? over the rainbow? >> danza tanzania and mad gas car. >> mine, same. want to go together? >> italy is mine. you can come with me. >> it is great that she had a great time. >> living her best life. never too late. >> thac thanks, will. have a great weekend, everyone.
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this morning on "world news now," bracing for more impact. as people in southern california try to clean up the destruction left behind by a powerful 6.4-magnitude earthquake, they're preparing for more aftershocks for at least a week. breaking news, seven americans, including a billionaire, reportedly killed in a helicopter crash headed to florida from the bahamas. what we know about the victims on board. and president trump carried on with his salute to america. >> on the grounds of the lincoln memorial, trump addressed the wh critics and supporters had . to say about it. the surprise appearance by duchess meghan markle at wimbledon. who she turned out to support
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and why who she was with is sparking fresh speculation this morning over who will be baby archie's godparents. we'll have that story later in "the skinny" on this friday, fridayth good morning, everyone. we hope you had a great fourth of july and made time for food, family, fun, and fireworks. >> fireworks! >> because they were beautiful, especially here in new york city. >> absolutely. hope that you have had a great time on the holiday. we do begin this half hour with president trump's fourth of july salute to america. >> thousands gathered in the nation's capital for a spectacular fireworks display that's an annual event, but a few other new twists were also added. >> this year the celebration featured a military fly-over and tanks on the national mall. and a rare presidential address. but as abc's stephanie ramos reports, not everyone appreciated the party. ♪ >> reporter: president trump taking the stage in front of the lincoln memorial for what he billed as one of the biggest
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celebrations in the history of our country. >> we come together as one nation with this very special salute to america. we celebrate our history, our people, and the heroes who proudly defend our flag. >> reporter: the president fixated on staging a grand military event ever since witnessing bastille day festivities in france, ordering up flyovers from fighter jets. he also demanded that the pentagon ship tanks to the mall, where they sat out in the rain. the white house won't put a price tag on the festivities. the president says, whatever it is, it will be worth it. his opponents don't buy it. >> i'm not quite sure that we need money to go in to put tanks in downtown washington, d.c. >> it is just absolutely misplaced. he thinks these things are toys. >> i think reducing our nation to tanks and shows of muscle just makes us look like the kind of loudmouth guy at the bar. >> reporter: in iowa joe biden dismissing white house claims that this event is about
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patriotism, not politicians. >> and an event designed more to stroke his ego than celebrate american ideals. >> reporter: here on the mall, people seeing it differently. >> his heart is for our country. and it's for the people and for the military. so i think deep down his heart is in a good place. >> reporter: d.c.'s fourth of july festivities, like the fireworks show, also going off as planned. stephanie ramos, abc news, washington. and this morning southern california is still rocking from a powerful earthquake. >> there have been about 100 aftershocks, and the u.s. geological survey expects they will continue for at least a week. the tremors knocked goods off shelves, cracked roads and walls, and ruptured water mains. it even caused damage in los angeles, 125 miles away, and was felt in las vegas and phoenix. >> these images are incredible. a state official says it's a reminder that california is earthquake country. >> holy [ bleep ].
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>> reporter: surveillance video showing the moment a major earthquake rocked southern california. the 6.4-magnitude quake, the largest in two decades, leaving this home near its epicenter in the mojave desert in flames. >> we have multiple injuries. we've had two house fires. we've had small vegetation fires. power lines down, gas leaks -- >> reporter: you see people running to take cover from falling debris. >> our kitchen's completely, completely destroyed. everything fell off the walls, out of the cabinets. >> reporter: as the massive quake cracked roads, nearly collapsed this building, and forced nearby ridgecrest hospital to evacuate. >> my computers were flying off onto the ground. >> reporter: seismologists say this was a strike-slip quake, which means two plates along the fault moved parallel to each other but in opposite directions. people living nearby remain on edge as experts are warning this may not be the worst of it. >> there is about a 1 in 20
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chance that this location will be having an evertuahin th few days. >> officials say the area will likely continue to experience aftershocks with some possibly exceeding a magnitude of 5.0, but they don't expect any significant damage. we're following breaking news. seven americans were killed when a helicopter crashed in the bahamas. the chopper was carrying them from big cay island to ft. lauderdale, florida when it went down two miles off grand cay. four women and three men were aboard. wplg, our abc affiliate in miami, says west virginia billionaire chris cline is among the victims. he made his fortune in coal mining. today would have been his 61st birthday. july fourth was marred by severe weather in parts of the country. >> two tornados touched down in wyoming about 50 miles north of cheyenne. no damage or injuries were reported. >> a lightning strike on the south carolina coast killed a 44-year-old man and a dozen
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others were injured. >> let's check in with accuweather chris nallan for today's forecast. good morning, chris. >> good morning to you, kenneth and janai. certainly stay cool, especially across the southeast, the heat is building. real-feels between 100 and 110, all areas in that red color all the way through florida. the heat will be building as it heads up the east coast with heat indices upwards of 100. as we head further into time, periodic thunderstorms across a big chunk of the country with that heat building across the south central. so the summertime feel is here. kenneth, janai? >> our thanks to chris. overseas, russian president vladimir putin met with pope francis at the vatican. >> putin was reportedly an hour late. the two men exchanged gifts. they discussed the role of the catholic church in russia. they also talked about syria, ukraine, and venezuela. francis wants to improve relations with the russian orthodox church. this was their third meeting. back here at home the first and only republican in congress to say president trump engaged in impeachable conduct is
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leaving the gop. michigan representative justin amash announced his plans in an op-ed for "the washington post." he's becoming an independent. president trump called his departure, quote, great news for the republican party. and the nathan's famous hot dog-eating contest in coney island is a fourth of july tradition. >> it sure is, and so is joey chestnut winning it. the 35-year-old gastronomic gladiator, quite a nickname there, earned his 12th mustard belt by eating 71 hot dogs in seven minutes. that's actually three less than last year. the runner-up wasn't even close. chestnut is disappointed that he missed setting a new record by four hot dogs. >> so miki sudo won the women's competition for the sixth time by eating 31. each of the wiener winners gets a $10,000 prize. >> is it worth it? >> uh -- >> $10,000 prize, and like a trip to the bathroom all week long. >> ask them right now at this
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hour, early morning hour. >> joey chestnut, what are you up to? tweet us. tweet us. >> what is he down to? so, you know, we were just saying mustard. >> uh-huh -- >> oh, i actually -- oh, see -- >> i was going to say, you know what, don't start with me. >> i actually was not about to shade you and your honey mustard dress, but now that we're on it, i would -- what i was going to say was, i was looking for some mustard yesterday. and because i'm southern, i just like regular old yellow mustard, whatever. every store here in new york i went to this in heat, i was walking, they were like, grey poupon, and other things, fancy. why can't i just find regular yellow mustard? >> why can't you just find some mustard, for what your drumettes? if you haven't gone and checked out kenneth's story -- >> those drumettes were delicious. >> go see what he cooked up yesterday on the grill. >> delicious. i like drumettes only. i will pay extra for drumettes. >> you said you like thighs. >> i do like some thighs. >> we had a chicken chat earlier.
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police in california are searching for two gunmen who police in california are searching for two gunmen who opened fire at a california mall. san bruno authorities released this surveillance video of terrified shoppers running for safety. two teenagers were shot, one in the leg, the other in the abdomen. some in the crowd rushed to help the teens. police say this may have started as a fight between two groups. turning now to the viral video that's sparking fresh conversations around the country about race. >> the tense moments caught on camera between a black couple and a white contractor who showed up at their home flying a giant confederate flag on his
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suv. here's abc's marcus moore. >> reporter: this video going viral, sparking conversation about free speech versus free will. >> hi. you know what, i do apologize. i know you've come a very long way but we're going to use someone else. >> reporter: alison and zeke brown's doorbell camera capturing the exchange with a contractor they hired to repair a golf cart at the home. >> she's upset with the flag. >> no, i'm beyond upset with the flag. >> reporter: the issue, this confederate flag waving in the back of the contractor's truck. >> every time you see that flag, it actually stems fear. >> you never know what a person is willing to do, especially if they are promoting their hate in such a very vivid way. >> reporter: in the video the contractor identified as michael offers to take the flag down. >> no, you don't -- you continue to believe what you need to believe, sir. >> reporter: he eventually drives off, that flag still waving. we reached out to the contractor but have yet to get a response. and the browns say that contractor later texted them saying he didn't know the flag
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was offensive to them. the browns telling us they view this as a teachable moment. marcus moore, abc news, dallas. >> and that homeowner very respectful of the man, saying you continue to believe what you believe. turning now to wisconsin where police are searching for a so-called flash mob behind a brazen robbery. >> this is security footage of ten men rushing into a store in pleasant prairie and grabbing jackets and other clothing. authorities say they stole about $30,000 in merchandise in less than 30 seconds. police are asking for help to identify the suspects. turning now to wimbledon and the fresh controversy this morning swirling around america's newest tennis superstar. >> 15-year-old cori "coco" gauff has been tearing up the court, first upsetting her idol, venus williams, then beating the 2017 semifinalist, slovakian magdalena rybarikova. now gauff has turned into such a sensation that british tennis star jay clarke dumped fellow brit harriet dart as his mixed doubles player for gauff.
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>> it all comes after a momentous moment for the rising young star with tennis legend roger federer who gave her an encouraging pat on the back there. gauff is going for her third-round win later today. >> all right, coco. go, coco. >> getting pat on the backs by other big pros. i say other because she's a big pro now. >> yes, she is now, absolutely a phenom. well, when we come back, how america's celebrities celebrated the fourth of july. what justin timberlake just did with an ax. you don't have to with always my fit try the next size up and get up to 20% better coverage - day or night because better coverage means better protection always.
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martin luther king jr.: we hold these truths to be self-evident -- that all men are created equal. john f. kennedy: the torch has been passed to a new generation of americans. barbara jordan: the american dream need not forever be deferred. lyndon johnson: this is the richest and the most powerful country...
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♪ skinny just gimme the skinny time now for "the skinny." starting with how the other half celebrated the holidays. >> it was independence day for all americans, including celebrities. and our will ganss is here with the latest. >> yeah, your own celebrity is here with the latest. no, i wish, i wish. i'm just here to tell you about what they were doing. yeah.
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while we were getting sud, by we i mean me, you can probably tell, eating hot dogs, so were the celebs because they're just like us. former president barack obama posting this family photo with the caption, happy fourth of july, everybody. this is always a great day in the obama family, a chance to celebrate america and malia's birthday too. so we'll go from a former first family to hollywood royalty. jessica biel posting this pic with husband justin timberlake and son silas. someone commenting, who the heck wears flannel on the fourth of july? you can see justin in flannel. luckily jessica had more than enough patriotic attire for the whole fam. a-rod posting this pic of himself and j. lo along with their kids saying, from our family to yours, have a happy and safe fourth of july, everyone. and -- ♪ no one told ya life was gonna be this way ♪ thank you, kenneth! monica and rachel spent fourth of july together. courtney cox posting this pic with jen aniston. laura dern and suzanne summers. what a random but amazing squad, right?
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>> yeah. >> i know. >> squad goals. >> squad goals right there. >> always posting pictures together. best of friends. >> fingers crossed that best of friends. i see what you did there. >> gotcha. thanks, will. >> thanks, guys. across the pond the surprise appearance by meghan markle at wimbledon. >> the duchess of sussex still on her maternity leave, but she took out time to support her good friend serena williams. >> markle was in the stands with lindsay roth and genevieve hillis, itself sparking fresh speculation over whether the two may have been chosen to be among the godparents at baby archie's christening over the weekend. >> we'll see. back here at home and back to justin timberlake, as we're finding out just how much of an outdoorsman he is. >> the singer celebrated independence day a bit early with wife jessica biel -- >> two! two of them. >> by going ax-throwing there. >> uh-huh, bringing sexy ax. >> slow motion on that one, man of the woods.
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>> thankfully the couple's 4-year-old son, silas, was not in attendance while mom and dad were throwing axes, because jessica also got in on it. both of them amazing at this. >> why are we saying thankfully? because i'm pretty sure they would have been safe. >> yeah? >> with silas around. >> throwing those axes? yeah. probably not. so we've got s for fans of "white chicks." remember that movie, right? >> terry crews told andy cohen on a recent episode of "watch what happens live" that the sequel to the wayans brothers film is in the works. crews played pro basketball player latrell spencer in the 2004 movie. >> how about a little bit of music. ♪ >> but -- how did you know? i love this song! ♪ making my way downtown walking fast ♪ faces pass and i'm homebound ♪
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♪ do do do ♪ and i need you and i miss you ♪ ♪ and now i wonder if i could fall into the sky ♪ ♪ do you think time would pass me by ♪ >> okay, sorry. we actually know that we're on the air right now but we like that song. takes us back to 2004. crews told cohen that he's discussed the idea of a sequel with shawn wayans, who assured him that a sequel is happening. >> but hold the phone. marlon wayans shared this photo on instagram about the original movie with the caption, my face when terry crews tells the world "white chicks 2" is happening but we still don't have a deal in place. >> oh! >> so as they say -- stay tuned. >> until it's signed -- >> i know. >> -- it's not a deal. >> and like -- isn't there some controversy if this movie comes back? >> i know. >> blocking all kinds of controversy as we end the week.
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pulling our darla miles. controversy, uh-uh, uh-uh, block it, will. >> block it!
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♪ i'm leaving on a jet plane don't know when i'll be back again ♪ leaving on a jet plane has become almost as routine to most of us today as catching a bus or a subway. >> but one woman who was born before television was even invented has finally joined the ranks of the jetset. joining us is our own jetsetter, will ganss. >> that is right, yeah. we may have been looking to the skies for fireworks but you might have missed something even more spectacular up there. a certain 95-year-old taking her very first trip over the rainbow. ♪ somewhere over the rainbow way up high ♪
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>> reporter: no wizard needed to make gladys blackburn's dreams come true. the 95-year-old always wanted to take a trip over the rainbow in an airplane. >> i'm going to go up and i'm going to go down. >> reporter: and she sure did. her retirement community in the uk making it happen. flying to switzerland. gladys making herself right at home on her very first flight. ♪ i've got a lovely bunch of girls ♪ >> reporter: song and a sip. gladys previously enjoying trips to her local airport to watch planes take off and land, never having the chance to fly in one herself. until now. the nonagenarian unable to believe the view from all the way up. when she landed? >> i like it. >> reporter: gladys saying of her high-flying adventure, it was brilliant, better than i had imagined.riovai everything she ever dreamed of.
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♪ why oh why can't i >> an easyjet spokesperson said gladys' story is inspiring and clearly shows you're never too old to try something new. what's on your bucket list? a destination that you've been dying to go to? >> mine tanzania and madagascar. >> same for me. want to go together? >> will, what is your? >> italy. you can come with me, kenneth. >> thank you so much. and great that she got on that plane. >> living her best life. never too late. >> thank, will. appreciate it. have a great weekend, everyone.
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making news in america this morning, bracing for aftershocks. the worst earthquake in 20 years hits southern california. >> it was a real struggle to get out of the house because of how bad it was shaking. you just panic at that point. >> triggering a state of emergency. this morning the damage and what scientists are saying could happen next. breaking overnight, a helicopter flying to florida crashes killing seven people on board including an american billionaire. extreme weather taking a deadly toll this holiday weekend. the fatal lightning strike in the south. >> there was a little kid in a panic saying that he wanted me to call 911. >> a massive twister in the west and the sweltering heat so intense the july 4th fireworks
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