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good morning. i'm janai norman. >> i'm kenneth moton. here's some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." barry is no longer a hurricane or even a tropical storm, but it's still causing flooding and damage in the south-central part of the country. memphis is one of the cities on alert overnight as the storm moves north. president trump is facing fresh allegations of racism after tweeting that a group of democratic congresswomen who slammed his immigration policies should go back and fix the countries they came from. the tweets came as he launched a new crackdown on immigrants. >> new york's power company, con edison, is apologizing and searching for answers, investigating what plunged 40 blocks of manhattan into darkness saturday night. there were 400 elevator rescues during the blackout. a group of six rafters is safe after going over a waterfall in a state park in
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pennsylvania. everyone on board was wearing a life jacket. thankfully they are okay this morning. those are some of our top stories on this monday, july 15th. good morning. >> good monday morning, thank you for joining us. >> that video is crazy. i went rafting once when i was a kid. i was like, nope, not again. >> that was it? >> yep. >> this video really is incredible. the fact that there were two kind of close calls like this? thankfully all of them are okay but goodness. >> quite a thrill, and again, thankfully they're all okay this morning. we do begin this half hour with the ominous warning from president trump that has many undocumented immigrants afraid to leave their homes. >> the promised crackdown triggered protests across this country. the mass arrests that were expected over the weekend have yet to take place. but the threat is not over. here's abc's daria albinger.
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>> reporter: emotions running high over the weekend. protesters taking to the streets ahead of nationwide immigration raids billed as a major operation by president trump. >> it starts on sunday. and they're going to take people out, and they're going to bring them back to their countries. >> reporter: undocumented immigrants living in fear. "i take a chair and place it behind the door," this woman says. mayors of several cities insisting local police would not assist i.c.e. agents. >> disrupting families who are just here trying to live their life, that's not who we are or should be as americans. >> reporter: immigration groups and city officials say they haven't seen any large-scale activity. new york's mayor bill de blasio tweeting, no confirmed i.c.e. activity. the acting director of i.c.e. insists agents are out there. >> we are doing targeted enforcement actions against specific individuals who have had their day in immigration court. >> reporter: the issue has been a popular topic among 2020 democratic presidential
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candidates with some accusing president trump of ordering these raids as a distraction. >> he wanted to really try to deport people that were security risks, maybe he shouldn't have told them a week ago. he did this because he wants to create wedges. >> reporter: the real concern for undocumented immigrants could be monday when many have to return to work, risking arrest as they leave their homes. daria albinger, abc news, new york. we're also keeping an eye on former hurricane barry. it's been downgraded to a tropical depression but packing a punch as it moves up the mississippi valley. >> one of the hardest-hit areas was iberia parish, louisiana, on the gulf coast, 50 miles south of lafayette. barry's winds tore the roof off an airport hangar and downed many trees. >> everywhere there's flooding, inside homes and businesses and on the roadways. the entire coastal region is beginning to get back to normal today. elizabeth hur has more. >> reporter: here in new orleans the big story on barry's front is this. the airport is back in business after all of the flights in and out of the city were canceled yesterday.
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take a look. most are now operating on time. this is welcome news for so many, especially for those who tried to get out of town even before the storm hit. now as far as the city is concerned, so far aside from some on and off rain, residents say it looks like they dodged a bullet here. for some perspective, it was just last wednesday some parts of the city got swamped with 8 inches of rain in just three hours. and so for officials, preparing for barry was paramount, and that included closing all of the city's floodgates for the first time in history. that was ahead of barry's arrival and also the mayor at one point even issued voluntary evacuation orders for residents living outside the levees. bottom line, their focus was to be prepared for anything. >> we absolutely made it through the storm. beyond lucky. we were spared. it seemed as those bands moved
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closer to new orleans, it seemed to just go around us. >> reporter: so for now, while it's been relatively quiet, at least here in new orleans, officials say until barry moves out of the area, they're urging residents to remain vigilant. elizabeth hur, abc news, new orleans. >> our thanks to elizabeth. so far only a handful of flights today to and from baton rouge have been canceled, none for new orleans. >> accuweather's adam del rosso has the track. >> kenneth, janai, good morning. even though winds continue to weaken, still heavy rainfall leading to a major flooding threat across the mississippi river valley. you get to the west of barry, this is where we're talking some seasonably hot and humid conditions across the southern plains. it's going to extend northward into the central and northern plains as well. but where we have this frontal boundary, that's where we will need to watch out for some additional storms as we head into our monday afternoon. kenneth, janai? >> adam, thank you. overseas another dramatic turn in the search for clues in the decades-old disappearance of a vatican employee's daughter. e
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the tombs of two 19th century princesses after a tip that the girl's remains might be buried there. but both tombs were empty. the then 15-year-old girl disappeared in 1983. the state department has confirmed the death of another american tourist in the dominican republic. tracy jester jr. of georgia died on march 17th from respiratory illness. he's the 11th american tourist to die in the caribbean country since june of last year. jester was vacationing with his sister. so far there's no evidence linking his death to the other american tourists. a bail hearing is scheduled this morning in new york for financier jeffrey epstein. >> he's desperately trying to avoid being kept in jail until he's put on trial for sex trafficking and conspiracy. abc's brad mielke has details. >> hey, guys, yeah. lots of names have been tied to jeffrey epstein's case. it prompted the labor secretary to resign on friday. this morning it is back to
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epstein himself and his attempt to stay out of jail. later today the finance mogul and registered sex offender will be back in court asking for bond and house arrest. but prosecutors say he shouldn't be allowed to go anywhere, claiming he's a flight risk and that he may have already paid off potential witnesses. over the last several days, abc news has learned that nearly a dozen new accusers have come forward to attorneys to say they too were victimized. i asked abc's senior legal analyst, sunny hostin, if that changes the case. >> that is, in my mind, what i call a place holder indictment. i suspect we will see a superseding indictment, and we will see many more charges, brad. we have many more women that have come forward, who were then girls. i suspect that this is just the very, very beginning of this investigation. they're going to be investigating those images that were found in the safe.
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they are going to be interviewing all of these women that have now come forward. and i do suspect that we're going to see many, many more charges. >> epstein has pleaded not guilty. a judge has sealed his financial statements. but we do know his lawyers have offered his home and his jet as collateral for his bond, along with his passport. we'll have more on his court appearance today on "start here" later this morning. listen on apple podcasts or your favorite podcasting app. >> our thanks to brad. oregon has too much recreational marijuana, and it's driving down prices. >> that has fueled fears growers may turn to the black market or across state lines to sell their product. a new law allows regulators to stop issuing production licenses when supply exceeds demand. a liberal licensing policy is being blamed for the surplus. oregon legalized recreational cannabis five years ago. a corporate sponsor of the u.s. women's soccer team is supporting its fight for equal pay. procter & gamble has been underwriting the team through its secret deodorant brand. it's donating another $529,000.
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p & g is urging the u.s. soccer federation to, quote, be on the right side of history. >> and a representative from soccer, they were at that big celebration here in new york. they said we're with you, we will fight for equal pay. and so we will see. so that was obviously -- it was a lot of hype during the celebrations. but now it's the next week and the next days are being watched very closely here to see what's going to happen. and the signs are good that a st. louis baby will be lucky all her life. >> she was born on july 11th, that's 7/11, at 7:11 p.m., and she also weighed 7 pounds 11 ounces. >> what? >> mom says she kept seeing the numbers during her pregnancy but didn't think it meant anything. >> now she admits she's a bit freaked out. 7-eleven stores gave away free slurpees on july 11th. she plans to tell the convenience store chain about her 7/11 special. >> wow. i mean -- >> how about that.
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that's a very lucky, lucky baby. >> funny that mom says she's kind of freaked out about it. she kept seeing the number throughout her pregnancy so she just had a feeling, maybe. >> think so? she should play her lucky numbers as well. go to a 7-eleven, play the birthday. >> now she owes us some of it, right? >> of course. >> sounds about right, uh-huh. coming up, one of the biggest sporting events of the year, the cricket world cup. first, a case of deja vu for new york city. this weekend's blackout happening 42 years ago after another famous blackout. we're opening the "abc news vault." the murder mystery in louisiana as police try to find out who killed a community icon. out who killed a community icon.
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we're back with protesters demanding the resignation of puerto rico's governor. they gathered last night at ricardo rosello's mansion. demonstrators want him out after evidence of a group chat showed him showing profanity about a fellow politician. the scandal has already forced two top officials to resign. the governor says he has no plans to do so. officials in oregon say there's a high probability remains found in remote area are
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those of actor charles levin. >> he played roles in "seinfeld" and "night court." the 70-year-old was reported missing by his son a week ago. at that point he'd already been missing several days. a set of remains was found over the weekend near levin's car. a medical examiner is working to confirm the identity and the cause of death. evacuation notices are in effect for several communities in central washington state because of a wildfire. the power line fire has burned at least 5 how acres. the state fire marshal has authorized a statewide mobilization for the wildfire that's close to the former hanford nuclear site. in california firefighters are winning the battle against a brush fire in ventura county. the south ink fire spread quickly after it was sparked by target practice on private property. a fire official says no homes or any of the area's famed orchards were burned. there is an urgent manhunt
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for a killer in baton rouge, louisiana after police discovered a body of the beloved founder of the african-american museum there. >> authorities say the body of 75-year-old sadie roberts joseph was discovered in the trunk of a car. abc's alex perez has that story from baton rouge. >> reporter: authorities in baton rouge, louisiana on the hunt for whoever killed a beloved founder of the african-american history museum here. sadie roberts joseph was a local icon. her murder sending shock waves through this community. >> this particular crime on this particular individual left me empty. >> reporter: the prominent community leader's body was found friday, stuffed in the trunk of this white car about three miles from her home. authorities investigating the case as a homicide. officers who often worked side by side with her on projects stunned. >> she's special. she's touched so many people in this community over the years. a true public servant. >> reporter: the 75-year-old spent decades raising awareness of african-american history and the civil rights movement, a passion she often talked about.
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>> embrace our history. to learn of our past. >> reporter: roberts joseph had visited with her sister earlier in the day, but her sibling says nothing seemed unusual. authorities here say they have a team of detectives working the case. but so far no arrests. alex perez, abc news, baton rouge, louisiana. >> our thanks to alex there. such a big loss for this community. all eyes are on this investigation. people are demanding answers. i just feel for the family. i feel for that community. i feel for the culture that she helped enrich and showcase by making sure there was a museum, making sure people in that community were taken care of, people of color. she founded the nonprofit organization, community against drugs and violence. this is a woman who cared for her community. to be taken away like this is just devastating. >> and they say every year she organized the juneteenth celebration, worked with police there, obviously did a lot for that community. stunning not only is she gone, but to be found in the trunk of a car, obviously lots of questions.
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we'll be following that story hoping we get some answers soon. coming up, peter jennings reports on the new york blackout of 1977. >> we're opening the "abc news vault" next. heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea. ♪ausea, (vo) try new pepto liquicaps for fast relief and ultra-coating. (flight attendants) ♪ nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea. ♪ (vo) get powerful relief with new pepto bismol liquicaps.
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whoa! whoa! >> oh, lord. while certain television personalities are very excited about the lights coming back on after this weekend's blackout here in nyc, the same couldn't be said for the reports from the great new york blackout 42 years ago. >> that guy kind of looked familiar. >> right? kind of looked like you. >> we're opening up the "abc news vault." here's peter jennings back in 1977. >> for more than 12 hours, virtually every facet of urban life here was crippled. no electricity meant no refrigeration, no air conditioning, in many cases no water, and of course no light. it was a rigorous repeat of the
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performance of 1965 blackout. people trapped in elevators and subways. when first light broke over the area this morning, it was not electric. late today there are still sections of the city that have not had services restored. the new yorkers seemed in many cases less inspired than last time. it was hotter, 90 degrees again today. as city officials urged people to stay at home. not everyone did. looting and vandalism have been disappointingly widespread. in short this blackout, unlike 1965, brought out the worst in people as well as the best. james walker explains what that meant last night. >> new york's clocks were frozen, marking the time when the city's ugliest night began. when thousands of new yorkers under cover of the blackout started looting. roving gangs set fires in brooklyn, the harlem section of manhattan, and the bronx. firefighters battled 80-degree temperatures as they raced through the city's five boroughs. police department operators received over 5,000 calls, pleas
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for ambulances to assist, and for emergency crews to free people stranded in elevators. help also came from volunteers, some who moved into the streets to keep traffic flowing. others entertained, like in this lobby, while residents waited to get to their highrise apartments. james walker, abc news, new york. >> so it happened on the same day 42 years apart. massive differences. this one this past weekend, it impacted a much smaller area. and, you know, just a very different impact. >> you look at back then versus now, back then, 82 police officers injured, people arrested for looting and rioting, one death, hundreds treated in hospital. this time around the city was a little more prepared. the police department also, they even talk about now versus then. they're all prepared for when something like this happens. >> still crazy. like amy freeze of our local wabc posted this in lower manhattan, on this day so many
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it is time for "this happened" this monday morning. we're starting with the cricket world cup. i'm a little bit of a cricket expert. i've been doing my research this morning. >> you are? >> yes. turns out crickets were named for the sounds that they make. they make the sound by rubbing their wings together. most female crickets don't sing -- >> wait, no. >> the males sing. >> this is not -- >> out of love, not anger. >> this is about the -- >> it's about mating. >> the sport, not about the bugs. that cricket. >> they just said cricket. >> no. >> they said, become an expert on crickets. >> they did say that. we're talking about the fact that england beat new zealand to win the men's world cup.
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>> oh, well, congratulations. >> what do you know about that? >> congratulations. both sides scored 241 in their 50 overs. they were tied 15-15 when they batted for an extra over, kind of like an extra inning. boundary fours -- look, they won, it was the first time, congratulations. >> i literally was sitting here thinking that those bugs had something to do with the actual sport. >> may be bugs on some of your mugs but there ain't no bugs on me. >> there you go. i am a cricket enthusiast. i've seen a match. >> and he lets you know any time cricket comes up. >> it was fun to see that. it was also fun to see steph curry trying his hand at another sport. he also went back to his original, tried a dunk at the golf tournament and got denied. >> oops. >> in full golf attire, trying to dunk on a hoop set up. >> he tried. >> he flubbed three consecutive attempts. the season is over. they lost to toronto, now this? >> he's more of a three-point shooter, right? does he even dunk? >> shaquille o'neal threw some shade on twitter retweeting the
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video with the caption, come on, steph. shaq has four rings, steph curry has three. >> oh! >> steph curry can just come back at him, how about them free throws? we know shaq was horrible at the free throws. >> true, true. sticking with sports, a nascar driver celebrating, you know. you know. he's excited. >> he's excited. >> so watch him on top of this car, yes, celebration! >> no, yeah, that happened. >> sir, sir. uh-huh. >> yeah. >> trying to live his best life. >> he's better behind the wheel. >> yeah, champagne shower! then he fell. >> when you strut, you stumble. this happened. goalie comes back to save the day. watch this amazing play. amazing goalie came back to save a shot at a soccer game. >> oh, oh -- >> at the cup of the state of new jersey, watch this. >> that goalie ran really fast. >> where did he come from? >> whoa. okay, watch him. he messes up at first, look. >> yeah. >> he -- oh, yeah. >> missed.
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because... this morning on "world news now," flooding fears on the this morning on "world news now," flooding fears on the l t sson has left louisiana and mississippi swamped, and now the storm's remnants are on the move. accuweather shows us where the downpours are headed to next. border battle as i.c.e. agents carry out raids on undocumented immigrants. president trump has issued tweets that some critics are calling racist taking on some democratic congresswomen. how they're responding to his comments. still developing this morning, the power outage that left thousands of people here in new york in the dark for hours. after a weekend of world-class tennis, fans of the sport are now looking to new york city and the next big event, the u.s. open. we're headed to queens for ball person tryouts to see just what it takes on this monday, july 15th.
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hey, guys. thanks for joining us. july 15th. the lights are on. >> the lights are on here in new york. >> everything's back to normal. >> we survived the great blackout of 2019. >> we did. >> just in time for the u.s. open coming to town. >> we did. >> it's good to see you. >> it's good to see you too. july 15th, the middle of july. >> i know. >> the month's already halfway over. >> it is, it is. >> crazy. thank you for joining us. we begin with what's left of barry. it's no longer a hurricane or even a tropical storm. after a long weekend it's now just a tropical depression. >> its heavy rainfall swamped louisiana and mississippi coastal communities and the threat of significant flooding isn't over. >> the coast guard and other agencies made dozens of rescues from flooded homes, including this guy with his dog. >> incredible. the tropical depression is now moving north up the mississippi
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valley, its effects are already being seen as far north as kentucky and missouri. abc's rob marciano has more. >> reporter: barry's relentless wrath slamming louisiana. watch the roof of this hangar ripped away in 60-mile-per-hour winds. >> call 911! >> reporter: debris strewn across the highway. the storm on a slow-motion march inland. dumping torrential rain across the northern gulf coast. the dangerous floodwaters still pounding the outskirts of new orleans. >> look at this wave action off lake pontchartrain. a full day after landfall, the storm surge just relentless. a good three feet of water still pushing into this neighborhood. south of the city this eerie sight, a cemetery flooded, tombstones underwater. water levels in the vermillion river rapidly rising throughout the day. watch as the waters engulf this dock. >> in the past ten minutes, this water has come up probably another two inches. >> reporter: more than a half a foot of rain falling across the state. severe flooding inundating neighborhoods and highways. residents forced to drive through flooded streets.
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>> this is the worst i've seen it, yeah. >> reporter: the coast guard rescuing a dozen people, including this man and his dog. utility crews lining the highways now scrambling to restore power across the state. nearly 100,000 still in the dark. at least two reported tornados in east baton rouge. this time lapse showing the storm clouds swirling near walker, louisiana. the weekend storm leaving a trail of destruction. now people returning to salvage what's left of their flooded homes and businesses. john and kit lost their home here when katrina hit. they rebuilt on 15-foot stilts but their home still impacted by hurricane barry. >> this is our driveway right here. >> oh, wow. so your driveway's still underwater. >> yeah. >> that's the original driveway from when katrina came through? >> yes. >> everything else has been replaced? >> yep. all new. >> reporter: and with this persistent south wind and the water here, it will be slow to drain. all the while the heaviest rain
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with barry will be spinning up into the mid-mississippi river valley nearly through the middle part of the week. rob marciano, abc news, mandeville, louisiana. >> our thanks to rob down there in the gulf coast. and the heavy rain from the storm will reach cities like st. louis and cincinnati tomorrow if not sooner. >> let's get the detailed forecast from accuweather's adam del rosso. >> janai, kenneth, good morning. we're still talking the threat for more flooding across the mississippi river valley as barry continues to make its way farther to the north. it's weakening in terms of wind but still lots of heavy rainfall, perhaps 2 to 4 inches of additional rainfall across the region. we're talking a few spotty storms across florida as well. otherwise the big story the heat and humidity across the southeast. this boundary will lead to a few storms as well with the potential for heavy downpours as we head into the afternoon. >> our thanks to adam. turning to president trump's explosive racially charged tweets aimed at four women of color in congress. >> the president said they should go back and fix the countries they came from, even though they're all american citizens and all but one was born in the u.s.
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democrats are uniting in opposition to the remarks, while republicans have remained silent. abc's david wright has the details. >> reporter: growing outrage over the latest trump tirade. without naming names, the president called out progressive democrat congresswomen tweeting, why don't they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime-infested places from which they came? then come back and show us how it is done. adding, i'm sure that nancy pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements. it's not the first time the president has taken aim at these women of color who have been sharply critical of his immigration policies. >> a group of people that came from -- i don't know where they came from. >> reporter: congresswoman rashida tlaib of michigan shot back, keep talking, you just make me work harder, i'm proud of my palestinian roots and a
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weak bully like you never wins. congresswoman ilhan omar of minnesota accused trump of stoking white nationalism because you are angry people like us are serving in congress and fighting against your hate-filled agenda. and from congresswoman alexandria ocasio-cortez of new york, mr. president, the country i come from and the country we all swear to is the united states. on the campaign trail, democratic candidates seized on the president's tweets. >> yeah, i'm so sick of people being told they don't belong here because they disagree with those in power. >> i am freaking appalled that the president of the united states conducts himself in such a disgraceful and racist way. >> reporter: house speaker nancy pelosi has at times conflicted with the young progressive faction, but she stood by them today, tweeting, i reject donald trump's xenophobic comments meant to divide our nation. a trump campaign spokesman dismissed the controversy tweeting, anyone who says that the president told members of congress to go back where they came from is lying.
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he told them, "then come back and show us how it is done." david wright, abc news, the white house. the president also defended the conditions in migrant holding facilities toured by vice president mike pence on >> he tweeted pence's visit proves the areas for children are well-run and clean, and he said if the men's facilities are too crowded, then tell them not to come to the u.s. meanwhile the administration was supposed to launch coordinated raids in ten major cities over the weekend aimed at deporting 2,000 immigrants. >> so far there were no reports of widespread arrests. there is concern that the real threat could come today as people go back to work or take their kids to school. a decorated green beret who died during a combat operation in afghanistan is being remembered as a beloved hero. sergeant major james ryan sartor from teague, texas was assigned to the 10th special forces group. he died from enemy fire. the taliban is claiming responsibility for the attack.
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sartor will be awarded the purple heart and bronze star medal posthumously. an investigation is under way to determine what plunged parts of new york city into darkness saturday night. the power outage hit 40 blocks, including times square and rockefeller plaza, paralyzing the city for about five hours. the electric company says it started with a substation fire and had nothing to do with the demand on the electrical grid but there's no word on what caused the fire. >> we experienced a significant disturbance at one of our electric transmission stations that eventually interrupted power to approximately 73,000 customers. >> 73,000. no injuries were reported but governor andrew cuomo says it's unacceptable. multiple agencies are investigating, and mind you, saturday was the 42nd anniversary of the 1977 new york city blackout, so the timing, impeccable there. france celebrated the bastille day national holiday
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with a military parade over the weekend. >> but this man stole the show ase flyboard. that's a flying hoverboard. that is the inventor himself on it, holding a rifle. he's a former world jet skiing champion. >> a french official says the flyboard is being tested for possible military uses. president macron tweeted a photo with the comment, proud of our army, modern and innovative. i would say that is a mild understatement. >> so we know when it comes to bastille day, they roll out the heavy artillery. >> yes, they do. >> the tanks and all. president trump was inspired by it when he was the guest of honor last year. >> yeah. >> so he modeled our salute to america for the fourth of july after bastille day. obviously some controversy over the tanks and whatnot. then france was like, hold my beer. >> that is absolutely what they said, yes. >> watch this, we're going to bring out the hoverboards. >> just wait until next year in d.c. so oitca tobedibha h up there. i'm like, that had to be for
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sure, there's no way he could have used that with this hoverboard. >> i don't know. >> wild. >> it was quite impressive. >> the french know how to do it. coming up, some advice on this get out of the doghouse day. that's later in "the mix." first, countdown to the u.s. open tennis tournament. we'll see how they're filling the important job of ball person. plus the river rescues, including people on a packed raft sucked into a waterfall after ignoring signs to turn back.
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we're back with some workers helping save the lives of two children at a burning apartment building in albuquerque, new mexico. they caught a baby girl and a young boy who were dropped from a second-story window by their father. the workers were putting on a roof at a nearby building when the fire broke out. they also helped alert other residents about the fire. >> thank goodness they were nearby. two near-tragedies on fast-moving rivers were narrowly avoided over the weekend. >> the most dramatic was caught on camera in pennsylvania as a group of rafters went straight over a waterfall that they were supposed to avoid. abc's stephanie ramos has the details. >> reporter: a group of rafters are safe after these terrifying
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moments on a river in ohiopyle state park in pennsylvania. >> caller reporting a raft went over the falls, at least six people still in the water. >> reporter: watch as the group's raft heads directly toward the waterfall, then flips over, tossing all six people into the water. the group escaping with minor scrapes and bruises. a park official says they were on a rented raft, missed a turn, and passed several other signs warning them not to proceed. when they heard people also warning them, it was too late. the river water was moving too fast. >> all six of them had their life jackets on, so when they went over the falls, that was probably the thing that saved them and that's why they're with us today. >> reporter: around the same time saturday in georgia, first responders rescued a man and a group of ten children from treacherous rapids. this group also on their own without a guide. >> you can minimize those risks.
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one, and the easiest one, is go fully guided where you actually have a guide in your raft on the trip with you. >> reporter: experts say if you do fall out of a raft, try to float on your back, and don't forget to always secure your life jacket and helmet. stephanie ramos, abc news, arlington, virginia. >> our thanks to stephanie for bringing us that wild video. coming up in our next half hour, it's prime day. >> prime day! >> yes. amazon promising a million deals worldwide today. but it's not the only retailer fighting for your money. but first, see if our will ganss has what it takes to be among the best of the best ball people in tennis. and with that, after nearly five hours. >> five hours? ltra-coating. (flight attendants) ♪ nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea. ♪ (vo) get powerful relief with new pepto bismol liquicaps.
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and with that, after nearly five hours. >> five hours? >> novak djokovic won his fifth wimbledon championship. he beat roger federer, who has won wimbledon eight times. djokovic ate some grass, that's right, some grass at centre court to celebrate his win. he said as a kid he dreamt of
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doing something crazy if he won wimbledon. >> let's get crazy. on the women's side, oh, it just wasn't the year for serena williams. on instagram she congratulated simona halep, who beat her in the finals and thanked everyone for their support. >> both of those matches really good. i saw them over the weekend. >> yeah. now that wimbledon is behind us, all eyes are on the next big tennis prize, the u.s. open beginning next month, and the players aren't the only ones getting into shape for that tournament. >> that's right. we sent our own will ganss out to the billie jean king tennis center in queens for some tennis tryouts of another kind. good morning, will. >> good morning, you guys, good morning to all of you. serena, federer, djokovic, all to see if i have what it takes to be one of the greatest tennis ball persons of all-time. to be the serena williams of the ball person world -- you've got to serve up some agility. some subtlety. and some serious athleticism.
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what are you looking for to make a top-notch ball person? >> dedication. when we see someone earnestly running after a ball as fast as they can to get the ball to the player so that they can continue playing, that's -- you really have to want to do it. >> reporter: and i wanted to. ♪ ugh! eye of the tiger, baby. 998. 999. 1,000! ugh! i'm ready for this. all right, just in case they give any extra points for style. nailed it! >> if you are drawing attention to yourself, something has gone amiss. >> reporter: my fault. one final crash course. >> you stand with your hands
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behind your back. i'm going to feed a ball to the net, you're going to run when it hits the net. if it goes further than the center line, go to that side. if it's in here, you can come right back here. >> okay. >> then once you get it, you're going to get down as low as you can and roll it down to nicky over there. >> reporter: time to see if i can ace this audition. >> now roll. nice. going to be a first serve. >> oh, coming in hot. how does athleticism factor into being a good ball person? >> you're obviously a good athlete. >> did you get that? are we recording? i don't get that very often, thank you. >> well, you made some very clever choices out there too. you knew what direction to go into. it was pretty instinctive, which is great. >> reporter: well, maybe not all the time. >> ugh!
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>> try that again. and that, yeah. good job. you okay? >> yeah. >> you all right? >> nailed it. yep, yep, yep, all good, all good. >> you trained for this? >> my whole life. >> good. >> reporter: but did all that training pay off? >> you're going to go back there. >> okay. with these? >> yeah. good, yeah. toss one over to nicky. easy, easy, easy. take it easy. oh-oh -- oh-oh -- >> on a scale of 1 to 10, where would you rate me? i think you've got good speed. you have good eye-hand coordination. you stayed very focus when i tried to trip you at the net. you followed direction well. 7, 8 range. >> i'll take it. what about the fact that the sweat band makes my eyes pop? >> that's not important because they don't care about you. >> reporter: one thing not up for consideration, the difficulty of being a top-notch ball person. it takes a lot of focus and sweat too. sure the pros are working hard, but so are those ball people.
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yeah, we sure were working hard. you can watch all the u.s. open action, players and ball persons, when the tournament gets under way in queens in august. >> that was a lot of running. in august. >> that was a lot of running. frts the pain of this loss was only made worse by the cost associated with his death, like his medical and funeral bills. i don't want to leave my children with the same cost. do you know if there's a life insurance company that could provide me with affordable coverage at my age? i'm 68. sincerely, overwhelmed in ohio. (phyllis) dear "overwhelmed in ohio," i'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband and the financial burden that followed. my mother had similar concerns and she found a plan she liked, so she called colonial penn life insurance company. she said they've been providing people age 50 to 85 with guaranteed acceptance whole life insurance for over 60 years. (narrator) phyllis is right,
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>> now you want to help! this is what the argument was about in the first place. what have you got? move on. >> cook their favorite meal. >> so you make seafood, you know i'm allergic to seafood. >> got you breaking out on the side of your face. >> you make my mom's favorite dish knowing you can't make my mom's favorite dish? >> you'll never be as good as my mama. write a heartfelt apology letter. >> oh, that's very sweet, though. that one might get me, that might get me. those are good. you did a couple of these things -- >> yeah i told him yesterday i did two of these things and i got flowers the other day. we try to keep the love going in our house. >> nobody was in the doghouse. >> nobody was in the doghouse. >> that's good. >> just a good old day. >> that's good. good luck getting out of that doghouse. >> good luck. how about this, this dad pretending to have an argument, an adorable argument with his 1-year-old. listen to him. >> oh! >> what have you got going on?
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>> no! >> that's 1-year-old leia and she's not having it. uh-uh, no, dad. >> don't get an attitude with me! >> don't get an attitude with me, father carlos, says. adorable couple tearing up instagram right now. >> so cute. >> i'm here for their little adorable -- >> little chunky baby. >> a little sass. that's called the little leg ham hocks. >> look at her. >> she's like, uh-uh. >> not today. >> so cute. some firefighters in wisconsin scratching their heads after they got an amazon package to the firehouse. >> yeah? >> that had a piece of lingerie in it. >> lingerie? >> yeah. so they posted it to facebook. it said, while we appreciate the gesture, to whom sent the fire department this package, we unfortunately cannot accept it. it won't fit any of our personnel. do you think they tried it on to decide that? >> oh! somebody's really trying to get
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this morning on "world news now," undocumented immigrants on this morning on "world news now," undocumented immigrants on edge. the administration promising immigration raids in major cities. there is concern that may happen today as people go back to work. blackout mystery. thousands of new yorkers left in the dark, 400 elevator rescues were made, and some subway stops were paralyzed for several hours. what the electric company says about the blackout of 2019. it's time to celebrate christmas in july. >> prime day's here. amazon's promising a deal every five minutes. but it's not the only retailer with bargains today. and -- ♪ can you feel the love tonight ♪ >> sing it, k-mo. uh-huh. >> the duchess meeting the queen. meghan and beyonce spending time
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together at "the lion king's" london premiere. plus jay-z, prince harry. all the celebs out. even inspired the big boss, bob iger there. it's in "the skinny" on this monday, july 15th. you can't -- you can't -- >> you guys, i am tickled by his ability to hit the high notes and the low nights. ♪ the love tonight >> i see the line in the prompting. you can't just say, can you feel the love tonight? >> no, you nailed it. that's a high note to start the week on. >> really is. >> thanks for joining us. >> good morning, everyone, great to have you with us on this monday. we do begin this half hour with fear spreading through communities across this country. undocumented immigrants, many with families, are bracing for federal raids. >> so far there are no reports of mass arrests despite the promised crackdown, but that could change as the workweek gets under way. abc's clayton sandell has more on the affected families and the protesters coming to their defense. >> reporter: the threat of
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immigration raids that kicked off protests around the country have yet to show up in force. it was billed as a major operation by president trump. >> it starts on sunday. they're going to take people out and they're going to bring them back to their countries. >> reporter: the plan, to arrest and deport up to 2,000 undocumented immigrants. but immigration groups and local officials nationwide say they haven't seen it. new york's mayor tweeting, no confirmed i.c.e. activity. i.c.e. says it's out there. >> we are doing targeted enforcement actions against specific individuals who have had their day in immigration court and have been ordered removed by an immigration judge. >> reporter: mayors in some of the targeted cities say the president is playing politics to appeal to his base. >> disrupting families who are just here trying to live their life, that's not who we are or should be as americans. >> reporter: this woman too afraid to show her face, says her husband living here for three decades was just deported. she's worried she could be next. she says, i take a chair and place it behind the door or perhaps something heavy and place that behind the door.
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immigration groups worry the real threat could come on monday when people have to go back to work or take kids to school, exposing themselves to a possible arrest. clayton sandell, abc news, los angeles. at the same time president trump is sparking outrage with his latest tweets targeting four congresswomen of color on their views on immigration, telling them to go back and fix the broken countries they came from. >> but the women, including new york representative alexandria ocasio-cortez, are all u.s. citizens, and all but one of them is american-born. they've been feuding with house speaker nancy pelosi, but pelosi was among the first of many to condemn the president's tweets as racist. the leading democrats in the race for the white house are topping president trump in potential one-on-one matchups. former vice president joe biden would have a 9-point lead, beating trump 51% to 42%, according to a new nbc news/"wall street journal" poll. bernie sanders would win by 7 percentage points. and the poll has elizabeth warren getting pmore than trump.
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let's make a turn to the weather now. what's left of hurricane barry is drenching the south and moving north. >> it leaves behind damaged buildings, uprooted trees, and power outages. you see the roof blowing off a hangar there. tornados are possible throughout the region from louisiana and mississippi northward. >> homes and roads are flooded and there are also flash flood warnings for many communities. some areas could see as much as 15 inches of rain before this is over. abc's rob marciano reports from hard-hit new orleans. >> reporter: look at this wave action off lake pontchartrain, a full day after landfall, the storm surge relentless. a good three feet of water still pushing into this neighborhood. >> barry's remnants are still delivering heavy rain to the mississippi valley. the system is moving northward at about 9 miles per hour. nashville is one of the cities expecting significant rain overnight and into the day. breaking overnight, evacuation notices are in effect for several communities in central washington state because of a wildfire. the power line fire has burned
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at least 5,000 acres. the state fire marshal has now authorized a statewide mobilization for the wildfire very near the former hanford nuclear site. in california, firefighters are winning the battle against a brush fire in ventura county. the south ink fire spread quickly after it was sparked by target practice on private property. a fire official says no homes or any of the area's famed orchards were burned. now to the tragic murder of a prominent community activist in baton rouge, louisiana. the body of 75-year-old sadie roberts joseph was found in the trunk of a car about three miles from her home. she was a respected civil rights leader and founder of the city's african-american history museum. roberts joseph was a community treasure, and police say they worked with her on several projects. now they're searching for her killer. financier jeffrey epstein will be at a bail hearing today in connection with the sex trafficking and conspiracy charges he's facing. epstein's attorneys are seeking to have him released from jail until his trial.
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they're offering epstein's $77 million manhattan mansion and his private jet as collateral. epstein has pleaded not guilty to the charges he's facing. if convicted he faces up to 45 years in prison. u.s. air carriers will be keeping the boeing 737 max on the ground longer than expected. american airlines says it's pushing back the relaunch two more months and won't be flying the plane until early november. united is working with the same time frame. the max has been grounded since march following two deadly crashes. boeing is working on software updates for a flight control system linked to those crashes. "the wall street journal" reported over the weekend that the 737 max may not be carrying passengers again until next year. the electric company has no idea what caused the massive power outage in new york city saturday night. it started with a substation fire and then 40 blocks of the city, including times square, was plunged into darkness. traffic lights stopped working, people were forced to leave broadway shows, others were stuck on the city's subways as
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we hear from erielle reshef. >> reporter: the city that never sleeps is very much awake. [ cheering ] after that major power outage saturday night sent a large swath of manhattan screeching to a halt. >> we have a smoking transformer right in the middle of the intersection. multiple buildings without any power. >> reporter: midtown and the upper west side of the city plunging into darkness around 7:00 p.m. on a steamy saturday night. >> we experienced a significant disturbance at one of our electric transmission stations that eventually interrupted power to approximately 73,000 customers. >> reporter: the governor deploying state police and the national guard. emergency crews racing to about 400 reports of people trapped in elevators. >> there are people trapped in elevators in both towers. >> reporter: this dog leading the way up a staircase by glow stick. early on, terrorism ruled out. >> i was in contact with the new york office of the fbi. they said it was not a cyber event. there was no criminality involved.
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>> reporter: the blackout shutting off stop lights at busy intersections. some subway stops partially paralyzed. many passengers stuck underground. in iconic times square, normally vibrant billboards pitch black. and on broadway, lights out. >> a city-wide power outage. we're about to interrupt this event -- >> reporter: and a jennifer lopez concert at madison square garden stopped midstream. the massive venue evacuated. during those eerie five hours, new york city mayor bill de blasio trying to reassure new yorkers from the presidential campaign trail in iowa. >> there are plenty of situations where i would go home immediately, there are others where i would not. >> reporter: returning home to brief the public. >> i'm in regular touch with my folks confirming the situation's being handled properly. >> reporter: con edison says it has identified the location of that malfunction but hasn't yet determined exactly what caused it. they say that could take up to a couple of weeks to figure out. officials say everyone had power by midnight and that was their top priority.
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erielle reshef, abc news, new york. >> our thanks to our friend erielle there. what a weekend here in new york. >> absolutely. mind you, it was hot. it happened around 6:45 saturday. it was like growing. all in all, 72,000 customers, some 30 blocks, including times square. that j. lo concert as erielle pointed out was affected. it was a crazy sight to see. >> was this j. lo's fault? you remember how beyonce during the super bowl, remember the power went out after her halftime performance? >> maybe you're right. >> j. lo, was this you? >> questions that need answers. >> i was not here this weekend. i was down in the great state of south carolina visiting family. twitter was lighting up, pun intended. >> ha ha ha. >> about this. and i was really concerned -- >> i was in the great state of south carolina. >> -- about my frozen goods. >> of course. >> i'm gathering for the winter. >> i know. i could not imagine people stuck in elevators. >> yeah. a very, very serious thing.
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>> subway. >> the fact that we didn't have any serious major injuries -- >> right. terrorism was ruled out right away. >> people weathered this blackout storm here. >> and that it came 42 years to the day of another big blackout in the city's history. >> which we're going to talk about later on in this program. glad you guys survived here in new york. all right, so this problem may be a first for chicago. it's entering day seven of an alligator on the loose in a public park. >> it's been named chance the snapper. and the rapper has taken note of his namesake. the unruly reptile is drawing large crowds which may be why it can't be found. hiding underwater to avoid them. shy guy. >> yeah, some parts of the park have been closed. the four to five-foot gator was first spotted almost a week ago. >> chance the snapper. i could not love that name more. >> your time is limited, chance the snapper, they're going to find you. >> they're gonna find you. coming up, the new research about decreasing your risk of alzheimer's. plus today is a bargain-hunter's dream. we'll have the deals to look out for.
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last year i lost my loving husband, of 40 years. the pain of this loss was only made worse by the cost associated with his death, like his medical and funeral bills. i don't want to leave my children with the same cost. do you know if there's a life insurance company that could provide me with affordable coverage at my age? i'm 68. sincerely, overwhelmed in ohio. (phyllis) dear "overwhelmed in ohio," i'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband and the financial burden that followed. my mother had similar concerns and she found a plan she liked, so she called colonial penn life insurance company. she said they've been providing people age 50 to 85 with guaranteed acceptance whole life insurance for over 60 years. (narrator) phyllis is right, and with colonial penn's guaranteed acceptance whole life insurance,
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you can't be turned down for any health reason. coverage options start at just $9.95 a month. and with their rate lock guarantee, your rate can never increase. (phyllis) oh, i want to share one more thing. when you call colonial penn now, you also get a free beneficiary planner. this is their toll-free number, so give them a call yourself to learn more. your friend, phyllis. (tranquil music) ♪
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france marked bastille day, national holiday, with this light show at the eiffel tower. both tower lights and fireworks. the holiday marks a turning point in the french revolution 230 years ago. france holds a military parade each year, then fireworks. >> happy bastille day to our french allies. and it's here! christmas in july, also known as amazon prime day. >> amazon says it sold more than 100 million products during last year's sale. abc's diane macedo, our dear friend, has tips for finding the best deals today. >> reporter: amazon's biggest sale of the year -- >> it's a two-day parade of epic deals. >> reporter: the company is promising more than a million deals worldwide. >> you don't need to go shopping anymore, you just go to amazon prime. >> reporter: the buying bonanza has been such a success, last
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year amazon's website crashed. this year the online retailer is extending its sale to two days. new deals will launch as often as every five minutes, including deep discounts like $50 off the echo, up to 50% off select tvs, up to 40% off select toys. and now other retailers are trying to get in on the shopping frenzy, offering deals of their own. walmart is running a competing sales and ebay and target will be slashing their own prices beginning on prime day. >> really be smart about your purchases. make a list in advance of items you want to target. set alerts. they sell browser extensions so you can track prices easily across multiple websites and make sure you're getting the best deal. >> reporter: amazon prime day deals are available to prime minister members only. a subscription is $119 a year. but you can sign up for a free one-month trial. diane macedo, abc news, new york. >> thanks to our friend diane. a health alert about alzheimer's disease. >> a new study suggests a healthy lifestyle can
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significantly reduce the risk of the disease or other forms of dementia. researchers found that people with high genetic risks and poor health habits were about three times more likely to develop dementia, that's compared to those with low genetic risk and good habits. >> that's good to know. when we come back, the duchess meets the queen. queen bey, that is. see which a-listers stole the show at wimbledon. "the skinny" is next. show at wimbledon. "the skinny" is next. heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea. ♪ausea, (vo) try new pepto liquicaps for fast relief and ultra-coating. (flight attendants) ♪ nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea. ♪ (vo) get powerful relief with new pepto bismol liquicaps.
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♪ skinny just gimme the skinny time now for "the skinny" this monday morning and we already know who won wimbledon. but it's who was in the stands that has people talking this morning. >> it was duchess day out at wimbledon saturday. both duchesses, kate and meghan, spotted courtside on saturday, along with kate's sister pippa, cheering on meghan's pal, serena williams. >> sunday after the longest match in wimbledon's history, duchess kate presented champ novak djokovic with his fifth wimbledon trophy. >> hollywood royalty on hand. woody harrelson keeping fans laughing when he wasn't allowed back to his seat during game play.
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woody slugging back wine while he waited. >> fans, there he goes, also loving his reaction to a painful play on the court. watch him, watch him. >> looking like, oh, no, yeah. this is the thing of memes over the weekend. people having a good time on twitter with that. the world's richest man, jeff bezos, enjoyed the game with girlfriend lauren sanchez, getting pretty cozy courtside. >> oh! and call it destiny, fate, or maybe it's just the circle of life. british royalty finally met american royalty at the london premiere of "the lion king" last night. >> of course we're talking about queen bey. beyonce and jay-z carter were spotted catching up with duchess meghan markle on the gold carpet at the film's premiere, later joined by prince harry, and one reporter says the couples spent a lot of time talking about their babies. >> oh my gosh, meghan and harry are so lucky.
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>> i saw this image over the weekend, i think someone said on twitter as well. this is the only picture i ever needed in life. or this is the first time i've ever seen a really good picture. something like that. >> yeah. >> that was quite a moment. >> it's all we needed. and of course "lion king" from our parent company disney comes out this friday. >> it definitely does. go see it, it's incredible. i want to look at the video just interacting there. what else do you talk about -- >> be a fly on the wall. i don't know, just like their amazingness? how they all smell good? >> you wouldn't be a fly on the wall, no bugs are allowed. >> i guess you're right, fair enough. >> around royalty there, american and british royalty. >> fair enough. this morning we may finally have word on who the next 007 is, since the news broke that daniel craig was ready to step down. fans have been hoping the next 007 may be black or a woman. according to reports she's both. >> what? actress shauna lynch will reportedly take the infamous 007 code name in the upcoming bond movie currently being filmed in italy.
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i stand. if she looks familiar you may recognize lynch from her breakout role in "captain marvel" earlier this year. >> that's pretty cool. the report says lynch's character in the film is only taking james bond's secret agent number after he retires and that daniel craig is still playing the james bond we all know. >> in the break you said maybe it was going to be you. turns out i had a better chance. >> yeah, could be you. >> i had a better chance. >> a new world. the party of the year may have been a birthday bash for a 1-year-old. cardi b and offset sharing pics and video of baby culture's 1st birthday party here in new york, which reportedly cost a cool $400,000. >> both cardi and culture wore rainbow outfits matching the colorful birthday cakes, lollipops and other treats. the theme was word party, which is a kids' show on netflix. even though the power went out during the party because of the blackout here in new york, cardi says they turned that negative situation into a lit-uation. >> it was lit even with the lights out.
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it's normal so it's normal to do something about it ky natural feeling the lubrication you want nothing you don't get what you want ♪ a look there at the empire state building with the lights on after it went dark this weekend along with about 40 other blocks in new york city. but all is well this morning after the blackout of 2019. finally from us this half hour, the missouri family who's turning an obstacle into an opportunity. >> the moreland family mission to make their son's life better is helping even more children. tom llamas has the story. >> reporter: two weeks ago we brought you the story of the moreland family. nearly anywhere you go inside the moreland family home, you're bound to find little brody coming in hot. brody wasn't always a man on the move. for a while there he spe s much of the day like this.
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on his belly, unable to go anywhere. he was born with spina bifida and spinal cord atrophy, essentially paralyzed below the chest. >> when brody was about 8 months old, i overheard other parents talking about how their kids just destroyed their house and got toys everywhere, and it almost brought me to tears because for me, brody wasn't ever going to be able to do that. >> reporter: brody's parents decided they weren't going to let life pass him by, so his dad, taylor, got to work. completely self-taught, he started to design, build, and test a device he called the frog. they felt brody looked like a little frog when they put him in it. >> it was life changing for both him and us. >> reporter: since our story aired the morelands have been able to raise nearly $100,000 , children completely free of charge. >> after your story aired, we more than doubled our goal on our gofundme. and then just the amount of people who have contacted us has been incredible.
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from all over the world. the orders that have come in, the people that want to help us. >> reporter: they've also been receiving videos of kids using the frog. here's mighty max. and 9-month-old avery. >> we're just excited to get more little people moving. the more people who know about the frog, the better, i think. >> thanks to tom there. they're going to get a lot of kids moving. >> yes. >> if you want to help, the gofundme site is named "help brody get kids moving." >> the frog, that is so great the family took it upon themselves. especially that dad learning to do that, learning to make that -- >> on his own. >> yes, completely. >> helping other families free of charge there. >> yeah, going to make a huge difference. >> i think they're only getting started. don't miss our updates on facebook at wnnfans.com.
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they don't help single moms. hi. hi. what happened to our house last year? it flooded. and the water flooded out. yeah. the red cross arranged the hotel for us. they gave me that break, that leverage, to be able to get it together and... take care of them, you know? i feel like we've come full circle. like that! this is how i'll do it.
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