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tonight on "nightline," a car with a baby inside smashes into a white house barrier at full throttle. then comes a case through the heart of d.c. and gunfire that end with deadly chaos at the capitol. but who was she, what was she doing? we'll have the very latest. >> after doing things like this and this and a year after nearly killing himself like this -- a world renowned stuntman is cheating death once again. we are going all the way to china for his latest gravity denying mission. ♪ i came in like a wrecking ball ♪ >> creative differences after miley virus gets advice, the pop star pushes the suggestive envelope even further. ♪ creating of a different buzz >> how did she get eclipsed on
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why is ken cuccinelli interfering in our private lives? he's focusedn his own agenda. not us. thank you for joining us tonight. when shocks rang out in the shadow of the nation's capitol, during a federal government shutdown, in an era of deranged spree killings, all sorts of nightmare scenarios leap into the imagination. but this time it was not a gunman opening fire, but capitol hill police after a woman with a baby in her car rammed white house barricade after a high-speed chase, the woman was shot dead. the child is safe. who was this suspect? and was postpartum depression partly to blame for the episode? as the search for answers continues tonight here is abc's senior national correspondent
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jim avila. >> reporter: it was 47 minutes of supreme chaos. that shut down washington, into capitol lockdown. a high speed car chase from one end of the famous stretch of pennsylvania avenue to the other. white house to capitol hill. leaving two officers wounded, the driver dead, and a startling dis discovery, a baby in the back seat. the driver of the black infinity sedan ran into a barrier on the southeast side of the white house. >> the barrier fell down. and at that point secret service was getting reactive. trying to stop them. and then just took off. >> reporter: police immediately swarmed the scene. but the driver pulled away, careening down the street. by 2:30, she stopped at the
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botanical gardens. look again as she is surrounded by police, guns drawn. a patrol car tried to block her. she reversed and was off again as police fired on the fleeing vehicle. >> it was a two-door, dark coup. it looked like to me. shortly after they arrived i heard the gunshots and then the car tore out of the area back to this direct, with the police cars following. the entire government corridor from the president's house to the nation's capital was placed on lockdown. the black car circled the peace memorial at a dangerous speed as captured by a cameraman, for an arab language broadcaster funded by the u.s. government to gather news for middle east viewers overseas. [ speaking foreign language ] >> reporter: the driver raced up constitution avenue past the
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skcop t -- capitol. stopped by the supreme court. gunshots rang out and heard across the capital. baron soko was in his company office overlooking the scene. >> i was on a call with the windows open. i heard gunfire. dr dropped to the floor. it was rapid. eight to ten shots. and once that was over, i got up and -- looked out the window on to constitution avenue. >> reporter: the smell of gunfire in the air, baron began shooting pictures and tweeting what he saw. >> there were probably 30 cops, many in body armor with machine guns, armored personnel carrier came in five minutes later. >> reporter: heavy duty stuff was there? >> very heavy. they were clearing the scene. what added to the, the feel of it was the, the smell of gunpowder. >> calle >> reporter: skocongressmen wer told to hide their identities. a police officer came running. are you a member of congress? i am. let me see your identification.
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i pulled out my identification. take your pin off. we wear these little pins around. so he told me to take the pin off. you could be a target. >> reporter: on the floor of the senate, all proceedings are ordered to stop. we thought we heard shots. saw a lot of police cars. then we heard shots. then the police told to us go back. we were walking back to the office. >> we heard shots. sounded like shots. >> let's go! >> reporter: the suspect was shot and taken to a nearby hospital where she died. a capitol police officer injured when his car hit a capitol barricade was also hospitalized. as was a secret service agent, bumped by the car at the white house. inside the suspect's car, there were no weapons. something more alarming. a 1-year-old baby unhurt. >> the child is approximately a year old in good condition in protective custody. it does not appear any way this is an accident. >> reporter: tonight police are investigating the home of miriam
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carey whose family members tell abc news she is the woman police believe was involved in the accident a cording to a family. a 34-year-old dental hygienist suffering from postpartum depression. today's chaos could not have come at a more tense time for washington. this company town all ready on edge because of a government shutdown. and still recovering from the terrible violence of just a few weeks ago, a few miles away, from today's incident. when a lone gunman, 34-year-old aaron alexis stormed washington's navy yard with a shotgun and handgun. >> on the fourth floor. shotgun multiple shots fired. multiple people down. we are still waiting. >> alexis, a government technology contractor used security clearances to march through the building where 3,000 military and civilian personnel work. the fbi released these
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surveillance tapes of alexis haunting the hauls, hunting for innocent targets. 1:30 into the rampage. alexis was shot to death exchanging gunfire with police more than an hour. 12 innocent people were killed. four wounded. it appears aaron alexis had a history of mental illness, hearing voices in his head and being taunted by microwaves. >> there are multiple indicators that alexis held a delusional belief he was being controlled or influenced by extremely low frequency or elf, electromagnetic waves. the horrifying navy yard attack stunned the capital. later that same evening, a burst of pops were heard in front of the white house sending night lockdown. secret service agents tackled a man. it turns out the pops were nothing more than firecrackers. >> if you live in washington, there is always a certain risk of something happening. you are not surprised if something happens.
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>> today's wild chase comes during a bitter partisan standoff. the shutdown that for the capitol police officers involved meant all work and no pay. all were required to work at their jobs, but they will get no checks until after the stalemate is over. as the the lockdown ended, congress took a moment to acknowledge the chaos outside. >> madam speaker with your permission i ask for a moment of silent prayer for those officers injured today. >> reporter: a brief moment of agreement in what this week has been anything but an agreeable town. for "nightline," jim avila, at the capitol. a u.s. capitol police officer who was injured in the incident today has been released from the hospital. our thanks to jim avila. next, he almost died during a previous stunt. so how will he make it out of this one? >> announcer: abc news "nightline" brought to you by progressive.
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in this the go pro generation, there are plenty of dudes willing to jump out of the sky just to post their exploits on the web. but few take as many or varied risks as jeb coreliss from the eiffel tower to empire state building if it is tall and famous he has jumped from it or been arrested trying. for his latest stunt this bold and/or cuckoo young man took his wing suit and gloria rivera went
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along. >> reporter: take a look at this, the view from 4,000 feet. shot by extreme stuntman jeff coreliss flying at terminal velocity. a veteran wing suit pilot, he has swooped through waterfalls, around the christ the redeemer statue in rio, and over swiss mountain tops. soaring with his manmade wings. but now he is about to attempt the impossible. >> when weep were up there, the wind is super strong. >> reporter: we joined the team who cam to eastern china to try a stunt so daring, complex, so well insane really he couldn't resist it. though he nearly didn't live to see it. >> what i wanted to do since i was a small child is fly. i looked up at the sky since i was young. i watched bird fly. i thought, man. wouldn't that, that its just -- who wouldn't want to do that? you know what i mean?
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>> jeb is not alone. there is a formula one in the sky. coreliss arguably the sport's top gun. in january 2012. >> three, two, one. >> reporter: training on table mountain in south africa, flying over sheer granite at 120 miles per hour, a near fatal crash. >> dude, i didn't think i was dead. i knew i was dead. there is, you do not hit at terminal velocity and survive. it is impossible. not even two years later -- >> need to stop traffic. >> reporter: fully recovered, jeb preps the team to pull off the latest stunt. heave calls it "the flying dagger." his goal to fly between the jutting blade of the cliffs aiming for the narrow gap.
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one wrong move, all but certain death. >> bizarre geologice loological. three football field long. 900 feet tall. unlook anything i have seen. >> reporter: to get a since of what he has to do we take a hike. we are in it. from where i am, it can't be more than 16 feet across. this is what jeb has to fly through. anything goes wrong. this could be it. >> this is absolutely terrifying. >> reporter: it might shock you to learn that jeb, a guy who skirts death for a living is terrified most of the time. >> if this doesn't scare you, i don't know what does. >> reporter: jeb has three days to pull the stunt off. this kind of feels like meeting someone who made a deal with the devil. >> there its nothing between here and there. >> reporter: it seems the devil is behind the bad weather. >> i would say it is gusting up
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to 15 at times. starting to right now. not safe to land. >> talk to me what you are seeing here? >> we were supposed to start practice jumping yesterday. and, yesterday, the winds were really bad. and then the cloud ak sthactual covering the mountain. >> reporter: not ideal. >> as not ideal as the it gets. >> reporter: jeb gets word and gets ready. a break in the weather. the wind calm for the first time. the plan tips get is to get as practice jumps above the crevice as possible before he flies through it on the big day. for months jeb has been training with high-tech help. simulating the exit from the chopper. how to fly through a crack, 15 feet wide at points. 900 feet tall. three football fields long. and how to land on a narrow mountain edge. one thing to do the stunt. another to land safely. >> whoa! >> reporter: oh, my god. >> the first practice landing is hard. but jeb's pumped. >> nice. >> ha-ha-ha.
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when i saw it. it was very exciting. it really was. although very scary. as long as you stay in the center you are all good. so we get good wind, dude, i am telling you right now this will be the most epic stunt i have ever done. >> reporter: hey, guys. >> hello. >> reporter: stunt day, bad wind is the one thing he can't control. >> reporter: what's up? >> bad weather is up. >> lot's welcome the adventurer to the stage. >> reporter: jeb's press conference he is losing faith that the stunt will happen at all. millions in china alone will be watching the live show. but with the clock ticking the weather goes from bad to worse. >> this is the worst day we have seen so far since we got here. it happens. i mean -- in the end, i, i -- i just don't like disappointing other people. >> reporter: ideally wind would be zero. today they're 10 plus. chinese authorities say it has the to be now. >> this its such a sketchy, sketchy, sketchy thing right
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now. >> yeah. >> i don't like it when it is like, yes/no, yes/no, yes/no. everything is frustrating. >> reporter: despite conditions jeb decide to go foirr it. with the wind suddenly calm it is a go. in just five seconds -- at 122 miles per hour -- jeb becomes the first person ever to pull off the flying dagger. >> yeah! >> reporter: and a pinpoint landing hitting right where he wanted to be if not quite on his feet. minutes later he tells us what went through his mind. >> the fear gripped me hard. all of a sudden i started getting really scared. then it became so overwhelming i started crying. i am look dude this is wrong. this is dad.
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something bad is going to happen. i was really gripping with the fear. all of a sudden as i came in i came that close to the wall. the feeling was so unbelieve be powerful. there really are not word to describe. >> reporter: jeb says he is not a daredevil. hates being afraid. but loves what it feels look to push through the fear. today he has done it. for "nightline," gloria rivera in china. our thanks to glor ia for that. coming up next is miley cyrus taking a wrecking ball to her career. ♪ i never hit so hard in love when we made our commitment to the gulf, bp had two big goals:
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>> creative differences in "feed frenzy after child star told "rolling stone" magazine that sinead o'connor was a girlhood
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hero, the star released a memo, they will prostitute you for all you are worth and cleverly make you think it is what you want. and when you end up in rehab as a result of being prostituted, they will be sunning on their yachts, which they bought by selling your body and you will find yourself very alone. miley's response came in the form of this tweet. before amanda bynnes there was sinead o'connor, a cold hot at mental stability so we are clear, controversial photographer, terry richardson posted photos of miley rubbing america's face in more of her rebellious anatomy. maybe she is driven by twerking race, of rihanna, earning oh mys for "pour it up." the story line hard to follow. best i can tell, a terrible
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flood down and all those self employed dancers are raising money for the victims. this just in, a 16-year-old reached the top of the charts without removing any clothing or suggestively riding any construction equipment. her name is ella o'connor. no relation sue sinead. and she is a new zealander goes by the stage name lord. ♪ and we'll never be royal signed to a record deal at 12, her haunting hit royals is a take down of the

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