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making news in america this morning, the pope's visit speaking english to american lawmakers. >> in the land of the free and the home of the brave. >> an emotional john boehner, the pope's arrival in new york city and the crowds on fifth avenue live with today's agenda. a tornado touching down tearing homes and trees apart. the new pictures just coming in. where it's all heading right now. deadly crash. windows shattered, twisted metal. a bus packed with passengers colliding with a duck boat. new details from witnesses overnight. papal frank. a fake francis causing quite a
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stir on the streets of new york. and we do say good friday morning to you, everyone. it is the only full day of the pope's stay here in new york city getting under way. >> his visit off to quite a start. francis taking part last night in an evening prayer service at st. patrick's cathedral. during his remarks he delivered a strong message of support for american nuns, calling them women of strength. >> well, before that service started, the pope stopped to greet and bless a young girl in a wheelchair. the 17-year-old later called the moment amazing. when the service was over the pope headed out back into that now famous fiat. he spent the night at the residence of the u.n.'s ambassador. >> a live look at new york's world trade center. pope francis will be there today as is abc's lana zak so say good morning, lana. >> reporter: good morning. you know, already the streets are closed down. police barricades a full 37 miles of them have been erected
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people's pope. from the seat of government to the financial capital of the world, pope francis is in new york. his arrival in the big apple met with exuberance, new york style. thousands waited hours on fifth avenue for just a glimpse of the pontiff. >> i love the city so i'm very proud that he had the opportunity to come here. >> this is amazing. it's amazing. he's truly the people's pope. >> reporter: even the stars were starstruck. "people" magazine instagraming the moment olivia pope saw the pope. >> oh, my god. this is so cool. >> reporter: amid all the joy and excitement there's also reflection and purpose. today the pope will address world leaders at the u.n., he's largely expected to bring a message of protection for the imporished, compassion for refugees and a concern for the environment a message not only heard but seen as he travels in his fiat. in new york his agenda is
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80,000 onlookers at central park, visit with immigrants and schoolchildren in harlem and celebrate mass for 0,000 in madison square garden. one stop in new york that has the potential for new yorkers more than anything else when he comes to the 9/11 memorial. the spiritual leader at new york's most sacred site. reena and kendis, later today pope francis will meet with victims' families and participant in a multifaith event. >> how emotional it will be at the site. what else does the pope have planned at the 9/11 memorial site? >> reporter: well, among the artifacts that were recovered from 9/11 there's a bible that was permanently fused open to matthew 5:39. that's the passage that tells us to turn the other cheek. >> lana zak live for us near ground zero. thank you. as thousands line fifth avenue to see the pope donald
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trump decided to show up to greet the ready made audience. take a look. waving to the crowd from a balcony near the top of trump tower. >> of course, the first leg of the pope's visit to the u.s. took place in washington, d.c. his speech there yesterday made history. >> yeah, the pontiff became the first pope in history to address congress. it was an emotional event as we saw on the faces of many lawmakers. abc's terry moran reports. >> reporter: the halls of congress had never heard anything like this. >> mr. speaker, the pope of the holy see. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: as pope francis made his way down the aisle there was no glad handing or back slapping john boehner banned all that. in his office john boehner a devout catholic fidgeted and paced before the arrival. >> your holiness, welcome. >> reporter: all through the speech -- >> mr. vice president, mr.
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>> reporter: the speaker, famously emotional struggled to hold back the tears and couldn't overwhelmed by a dream come true. pope francis stirring the deep emotions again and again. >> i think of the march which martin luther king led from selma to montgomery 50 years ago. >> reporter: congressman john lewis was on that church beaten by police that day and now this powerful moment. >> i am happy that america continues to be, for many, a land of dreams. >> reporter: time and again francis boldly raised controversial issues. >> we, the people of this continent are not fearful of foreigners.
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because most of us were once foreigners. >> reporter: and at the end -- >> god bless america. >> some great moments in d.c. yesterday. in that emotional speech he mentioned his third and final u.s. stop, philadelphia. >> and were the pope due there tomorrow an enormous perimeter set up with barriers, eight-foot-high fencing, checkpoints and many metal detectors and cars are off-limits restricting the movements of thousands of people. we'll have more from the pope's visit laettner this half hour and live team coverage on "good morning america." well, breaking news from charleston, south carolina, where a tornado touched down overnight. damage is extensive. the storm tore the siding off homes, uprooted dozens of trees and knocked out power erer.
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shows it moving inland. from overseas specifically north korea, a u.s. college student held for the past five months has appeared on camera. ju wan moon admitted to entering illegally there in april but he has said he has not been able to contact his family but wanted him to know he's in good health. the president of china is making a landmark commitment today aimed at reducing greenhouse gases. the announcement with president obama is set to take place ahead of tonight lavicious dinner. >> reporter: no words to greet xi jinping and his wife arriving thursday just after the pope had left washington, but president obama, who met xi at the white house before the leaders of the two biggest economies walked over for a private dinner knows this state visit could have
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in seattle earlier this week xi tried to reassure american companies china would remain a good place for investment. later today xi and president obama are expected to announce a new cap and trade deal to reduce pollution and fund clean energy. but u.s. officials are also expected to bring up some things they don't agree on including china's cyberspying and territorial disputes in the asian pacific and, of course, no state visit would be complete without an exquisite dinner, on the menu for tonight, colorado lamb and fall vegetables from the white house garden. also today the first ladies of the two countries will visit the pandas at the national zoo and we are told that some type of announcement will be made there. bazi kanani, abc news. >> has it been 100 days? >> still ahead, new concerns about a popular form of birth control.
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between a bus and tourists duck boat. plus, peanuts, cracker jacks and a newborn baby. the game-stopping moment
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a live look at new york city right now. it might be the city that never sleeps, but let's hope pope francis got his rest overnight. today's jam-packed schedule takes him all over the island of manhattan including the u.n., central park and the scene right there, the world trade center. well, the pope has prayed for the muslims killed in that deadly stampede in saudi arabia. more than 700 died during the annual pilgrimage to mecca when two waves of pilgrims met at an intersection, the saudi king is
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promising a speedy investigation into the tragedy. top lawmakers on capitol hill are working behind the scenes to avert a government shutdown. yesterday the senate failed to pass a bill which would have stripped planned parenthood of its taxpayer funding while keeping the government running through december 11th. federal reserve chief janet yellen says record low interest rates will likely begin increasing by the end of the year. last night in massachusetts she predicted inflation will gradually move up to the fed's target rate of 2%. no reaction yet from the u.s. stock markets all opening this morning down a few points. well, the race for the white house, bernie sanders has opened up a wide lead over hillary clinton in new hampshire. a new poll shows sanders with support from % of voters. clinton with 30% and joe biden with 14%. biden still has not announced whether he will run. okay, well, when we come back, too close for comfort, a hunter's big surprise, the
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we move now back to the news and that deadly crash in seattle involving tourists. >> police are looking into reports that a mechanical problem caused the amphibious tour vehicle to lose control. it slammed into a bus carrying international students on the tour of the city. four young people believed to be from china were killed. the passenger described what happened. >> we were coming around the curb and he was pointing out the harbor and next thing i know, i think maybe the traffic slowed down and we veered out of control and then we hit this bus here and just spun it around and people were being thrown out of the duck and things like that. >> the driver who came upon the accident immediately afterwards described the scene of horror. in san antonio, texas, the assistant coach accused of ordering two high school football players to tackle a referee has now resigned. mack breed's attorney haste his comments were regrettable but denied explicitly telling the teens to hit the ref. he claims he was angry after the
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referee used a racial slur, an allegation the ref denies, the two were suspended and may face criminal charges. shocking video shows preschoolers fighting at their day-care center. one mother filed a lawsuit against the center saying a teacher actually encouraged the children to fight then recorded them on her cell phone. the now fired teacher denies recording the fight and said she calls herself a whistle-blower saying she leaked the video which was sent to her. the makers of a popular birth control device were grilled about the safety of their product during a hearing. the device all the essure is a small coil implant thousands of women have complained that essure caused severe pain, fatigue and upset stomach among other symptoms. devicemaker bayer says it still stands by its product. a hunter from minnesota had a close call when a black bear and he has the video to prove it all. the curious bear wandered up this ladder of his tree stand. he was shooting this video while
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bow hunting for deer when the bear got a little too close for comfort, the calm hunter shoots away, no harm done and cool video as a super nir. sports starting with announced attendance last night 31,137 plus one, yeah, that one was a baby boy named levi. he was born at petco park during the third inning of the game a nurse assisted with mom's unexpected delivery. she had a little levi taken to a hospital by ambulance. i hope he gets special tickets or box seats. do you get something like that. >> you do. >> free peanuts still -- >> they still do those fancy things and cracker jacks. the padres did beat the giants 5-4 in that game and speaking of baseball division titles are starting to be claimed. >> there was thursday night football last night. the highlights from espn. i'm neil. he's stan. stan does football. i do whatever else there is.
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that means you probably have not been to sleep. have a productive friday. >> that's all we got. back to you. >> thank you, guys. up next in "the pulse," early arrival. the pope prank that fooled new york city. road trip. the family that traveled six months to see the pope. america, people... ...are taking charge of their type 2 diabetes... ...with non-insulin victoza . for a while, i took a pill to lower my blood sugar. but it didn't get me to my goal. so i asked my doctor about victoza . he said victoza works differently than pills. and comes in a pen. victoza is proven to lower blood sugar and a1c. it's taken once a day, any time. victoza is not for weight loss, but it may help you lose some weight. victoza is an injectable prescription medicine that may improve blood sugar in adults... ...with type 2 diabetes when used with diet and exercise. it is not recommended as the first medication to treat diabetes and should not be used in people...
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everyone is glued to their smartphones as the pope goes by except for the lady up front enjoying the moment totally technology-free. >> she looks like the least troubled of all of them. >> she looks cow, at peace. the others are too urgent right there. >> take a look at this family finally arrived in philadelphia all the way from the pope's native argentina. they drove 13,000 miles in their 1980 volkswagen bus, just to celebrate mass with the pope. >> they broke down 30 miles outside philadelphia. >> someone helped them out. >> they got help. the pope's fiat 500l did sparking major buzz at car lots. >> dealers are getting huge upticks in phone calls which they hope will translate into a surge in sales. it starts at $20,000. more if you want it tricked out like the pope's version. i assume there's bulletproof window, heated seats. >> an eight-track. something.
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checking our top stories, the last glimpses of pope francis we had were from last night's departure from st. patrick's cathedral. today his events take him to some of new york's most well-known sites including madison square garden and central park. tomorrow he heads to philadelphia. apple's new iphone 6s and 6s plus debuting today between 12 and 13 million expected to fly off the shelves this weekend. a damaging tornado touched down overnight in charleston, south carolina, uprooting tree, knocking out power. a flash flood warning in effect until 8 a.m. today more storms and heavy rain in the carolinas, sunny, warm and dry almost everywhere else. well, finally from us the late night comics take on the news of the week. >> of course, it's all about the pope here now your "friday funnies."
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>> world tour for il papa, stops in washington, d.c., philadelphia and new york sticking to the east coast because of that beef he has with tupac. >> first visit to the united states and got in yesterday. didn't do anything last night. wanted him to rest because he has a hectic schedule over the next few days but as you can see her he did get some rest, much of it during his welcoming ceremony on the south lawn at the white house. >> one thing about being pope is nobody knows when you're sleeping or when you're praying. >> but come on. cut the guy some slack. he's got jet lag. he was in cuba yesterday and the time difference is 1952. >> pope francis also held his first ever prayer here in new york city earlier this evening. yep, i guess it was halfway through his first new york city cab ride, holy mary mother -- i'll get out here. >> today is the jewish high holiday of yom kippur. that's right. jews all over the country honored the day by staying home
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and watching the pope on television. >> nobody has to pay to use the happy birthday song anymore. you won't believe this but the pope actually took advantage of this to make up for missing year. happy birthday to you happy birthday to you monroe. >> of course, tomorrow is the big event, the mass at madison square garden. it's going to be unforgettable when his holiness dunks off a trampoline. he could be -- he could be the first pope ever to pull off a 360 tomahawk baptism. >> oh. the boy has a lot of fun with the pontiff. >> they sure did and it's going to be a very busy day, a lot of events. the pope we're told gets up at 4:30 in the morning usually. >> exactly so might be up now.
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