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this morning on "world news now" -- bloody raid. the unprecedented terror takedownn france and what led police to move in with such force. new details overnight and the latest on the mastermind behind the attacks. and the threatening new isis video showing times square. new reaction overnight from authorities in the big apple. this half hour, could meat be making you sick? >> a new report says meat and poultry raised with antibiotic could allow bugs resistant to antibiotics. carly simon reveals a secret she's kept for decades, who was she singing about in her iconic hit "you're so vain." it is november 19th.
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♪ you're so vain >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning on a busy thursday morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm reena ninan. i do love that song >> i love that song. carly simon reveals a secret -- >> i'm curious to hear about it. >> we shall find out a little later on. of course, 24 hours ago we were talking about the crackdown that was taking place in france. of course, it is still news on this thursday morning. >> we're going to begin with the crackdown. rocking a paris suburb with a raid, a gun battle and eight arrests. >> this morning it's still not clear if that guy, that man, believed to be the chief architect of last week's terror attacks, is dead or alive. at least two mangled bodies were found after the shots and explosions jolted families out of their beds in a siege that dragged on for seven hours. abc's marci gonzalez has the latest for us from paris this morning. good morning, marci. >> reporter: good morning,
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kendis and reena. this started with the tip that the terror mastermind was still here in paris and ended with that deadly raid just a mile from where the attacks began. after the gunfire and explosions and alarming discovering, prosecutors finding evidence of another terror plot in the works. >> translator: everything leads us to believe that considering the armament, the structured organization and the determination, they were ready to act. reporter: cell phone re and surveillance led them to this apartment building where they thought they'd find the mastermind of friday's attacks, abdelhamid abaaoud. inside, an hour-long shootout, 5,000 rounds fired. >> translator: i heard gunfire. it went crazy, gunshots, explosions, here, there, everywhere. it went on for ages. people were running everywhere. >> reporter: eight people detained. prosecutors saying abaaoud is
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not among them, they still haven't identified the bodies of two people killed in the raid, including a woman police say blew herself up with a suicide belt. police also still searching for two of the killers who carried out the paris massacre and trying to figure out who the terrorist texted just before the attacks. the chilling message found on a cell phone outside this theater, here we go, we are starting. police determined to track down those suspects, carried out nearly 120 searches overnight yesterday, as well as that violent raid that left several officers injured. kendis and reena? >> marci, thank you. we're getting a chilling up-close look at one of the attacks as it unfolded last week. video obtained by the "daily mail" shows a gunman shooting out the windows of a restaurant. he leaves and then returns to point the gun at a woman, but it does not fire. it jams. seconds later, you see that woman popping up. her life spared. new images surfaced online
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of the bomb hidden in a soda can that isis claims was responsible for downing a russian airliner in egypt last month. but a senior u.s. officials tells abc news that experts speculate the image is bogus. the official says it's likely isis is providing disinformation. here new york city officials are reacting after isis released a video threatening attacks on the city. standing in the middle of times square, one of the images used in the video, the mayor said the people of new york city will not be intimidated. he added that there is no specific or credible threat against the city. the police commissioner said tourists should not be afraid to visit the big apple's landmarks. the debate over taking in syrian refugees is heating up with the house voting today on a bill to set up more rigorous screening process. >> president obama has already threatened to veto, accusing republicans of fear-mongering. rick klein has the latest. good morning to you.
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>> reporter: reena and kendis, a fierce war of words erupting over isis and what to do about syrian refugees who want to come to the united states. president obama taking the rare step of fully engaging the republicans who want his job. ted cruz going so far to challenge president obama to say those same words to his face. >> i would encourage you, mr. president, come back and insult me to my face. >> reporter: and donald trump as donald trump does, not backing down in any way. >> what obama's doing is incredible. if you watch that news conference the other day, i mean, he was primarily angry at the press anat the republicans. it didn't look like he was angry at the people, the savages, that did all the destruction and rued those lives and killed all those people. he was more angry at the press and the republicans than he was at the people that did this horrible act. pretty sad. >> reporter: all in all notes from some political figures. this is a somber time for the nation, a confusing time for a lot of folks, but it has become a political time for the people
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involved in the process. donald trump engaging the republicans, the republicans all too willing to return fire. kendis and reena? >> our thanks to rick klein there. the fierce debate over syrian refugees is playing out across the nation. the mayor of roanoke, virginia, set off a firestorm of criticism after he favorably compared the rejection of the syrians to the internment of japanese-americans after pearl harbor. but in connecticut, the governor there is welcoming a syrian family after officials in indiana objected to the refugees being settled there. two people are dead after a helicopter crashed and caught fire in southern california. the chopper was within inches of landing at an airport north of san diego when it began spinning out of control. seconds later, it broke apart, hit the ground in a cloud of smoke and flames. fire crews doused flames quickly. both people on board were killed. now some extreme weather. two flight attendants on an american airlines flight out of chicago were injured when their
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plane encountered turbulence. it returned to o'hare airport. the passengers stayed in chicago and will travel to england a little later on today. that incident followed the deadly storms that moved through the northwest and other regions. abc's clayton sandell with details. >> reporter: near seattle, rapidly rising floodwaters forced rescuers to get creative, borrowing a backhoe to save this woman trapped in her car. >> are you okay? >> reporter: three people have been killed by falling trees during a powerful storm, leaving the pacific northwest wind blown and water-logged. >> we watched it just fall. >> reporter: this suv slid off wet pavement right into this tacoma day care. >> it's a miracle nothing happened to anybody. >> reporter: more than half a million customers, power was out. in chicago, strong gusts were too much, even for the windy city. at o'hare airport, 1,000 delayed or canceled flights. >> i'll get to san francisco, just don't know when.
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>> reporter: in colorado the wind created ground blizzards, blowing snow onto the road and semitrucks off it. weather stations here in colorado recorded wind gusts of 102 miles per hour. there are now high wind warnings for several states across the plains. clayton sandell, abc news, jefferson county, colorado. and a nasty surf system is barrelling from the southeast to the northeast. >> and it's bringing gusty winds, downpours and travel delays to millions. here's molly cochran at accuweather. good morning. >> good morning, kendis and reena. it's going to be a thursday soaker for the northeast. afternoon showers going to be spreading into new york city and philadelphia, add in some gusty winds. i would be surprised if we didn't have some flight delays for thursday afternoon. speaking of some gusty winds, that's going to be taking shape across the great lakes. some of those wind gusts between 35 to 55 miles per hour. and then the talk of the town is the next chance for some snow. moving from sioux falls to chicago. kendis and reena, back to you.
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>> our thanks to molly. here's a little something to warm us all up. it is a type of vodka anyo thinking of trying is actually told to use extreme caution. it's 500,000 scovilles naga chilli vodka. >> look how fancy you are. you got that one right. it's apparently made with ghost chillies and said to be 200 times hotter than jalapeño. the same company also makes 250,000 -- how do you pronounce this? >> i'm thinking scovilles. >> you are the master of fancy pronunciations across the world. >> just say it with conviction. the name rooefrz to the scolilles scale, which is the measure of spicy heat of chilli peppers or other spicy foods. the website claims drinking it feels similar to, quote, drinking volcanic lava. >> it sounds like a challenge, kendis. where do we get this vodka?
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try day friday, a little hot vodka. >> i'll try everything. that sounds good. coming up in "the skinny," a major announcement from olympic swimmer michael phelps and this is quite personal. going without sleep for 40 hours. that's what the head of our medical unit is doing right now. there he is with our dr. besser. dan childs forcing himself to stay awake as part of our "gma" 40 for 40 live stream you can check out right now, by e way, at you can watch along with "world news now." first, our forecast map. it is a stormy 85 degrees in orlando. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. health care. ♪ approaching medicare eligibility? you may think yocan put off checking out your medicare options until you're sixty-five, but now is a good time to get the ball rolling. keep in mind,
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if officials in boston get their way, anyone buying tobacco or nicotine products, including e-cigarettes, must be 21 years old, currently 18 years old, folks are allowed to make those purchase a public hearing set for early december. if it's approved, the changes would go into effect in mid-february. fans of mcdonald's dollar menu will soon be out of luck. the fast food chain says it's eliminating the hugely popular deal thanks in part to slumping sales and increased labor costs. but it will be launching a new deal in january, the mcpick two will offer any two items from a rather limited list for $2. those items are a mcdouble, a mcchicken, small fries, mozzarella sticks and, of course, a diet coke. >> what about the coffee? can you get $1 coffee? >> coffee is cheap to make, especially mcdonald's coffee. it's inexpensive. you'll be fine. >> thank you for holding my hand on that. turning now to your health and a growing concern over how
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so-called factory farming may be making it harder to kill germs. >> that new report shows the meat and poultry industries overuse of antibiotics is contributing to the growth of so-called super bugs. here's abc's george stephanopoulos. >> reporter: the report from consumer report says maelt and poultry raised without antibiotics are less likely to have drug resist ant back tear. >> we're very concerned with this trend. >> reporter: according to the cdc, 2 million americans get antibiotic-resistant infections every year. consumer reports is concerned that regular use of antibiotics in animals raised for food is lessening the effectiveness of antibiotics. >> that, in fact, is the public health crisis we have going on today. that antibiotics are less effective in treating illness. >> reporter: the organization found that ground beef from cows regularly given antibiotics is twice as likely to carry super bugs than beef from cows raised without them. antibiotics are often used to promote growth and prevent disease in the meat and poultry industry. the fda plans to phase out
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antibiotics to promote growth, but healthy animals can still get them for disease prevention. >> healthy animals are fed low levels of antibiotics on a daily basis. that particular method we're extremely concerned about. >> reporter: in a statement the national chicken council says they avoid the use of human antibiotics along with u.s. poultry association, they support the use of antibiotics for medical reasons but not to promote growth. the beef association tells abc news, they continue to develop new safety technologies in order to provide consumers with the safest, highest quality beef possible. >> apparently the fda plans to phase out these antibiotics that are used. but i always loo eat chicken. i do buy it for my family. i always look for the no hormone, no antibiotics. >> what do you make? >> well, that's just when i like my special tomato in my garden. >> i'm curious about that zucchini. >> i'm curious about that fine hat. i do love my summer hats. >> you do love your summer hat,
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i do declare. >> i do declare. >> very nice. when we come back, breaking "skinny news," 40-year-old music mystery finally laid to rest. why michael phelps will soon be buying diapers. "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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so skinny ♪ time for "the skinny." we welcome everyone watching on the "40 for 40" live stream. we start with that musical mystery finally solved. i've been waiting for this for a long time. >> 40 years. that's how long it's been. it's in coordination with "gma." for 40 years the world has been wondering, who exactly was carly simon singing about in her grammy nominated song released back in 1972? ♪ you're so vain you probably think this song is about you ♪ ♪ you're so vain you're so vain ♪ ♪ i bet you think this song is about you ♪ >> for years potential candidates included mick jagger, ex-husband james taylor, david bowie and even cat stevens. as she's about to release her memoir, sarly simon has confirmed the key second verse is -- drum roll, kendis -- actor warren beatty.
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>> wait, wait. the mystery lives on because simon still insists the rest of the song refers to two other unnamed men. >> she's done interviews about this and she said she won't reveal the man's identity until that person passes away. so, i didn't realize there were multiple men. >> multiple. next to another man who's stepping down after 12 years. >> joel mchale is bidding farewell to "the soup" after hosting the e! series for a dozen years. the show's prior incarnation "talk soup" premiered in 1991 with greg kinnear as its front man. >> once you've had the soothing, penetrating, deep, silky voice of dan rather mention your name, there's -- i've used up my 15 minutes of fame, i think. >> other hosts followed before kinnear including hall sparks, aisha tyler before mchale took over in 2004.
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it will also mark ends of the series. some glad tidings for swimmer michael phelps. >> the 18-time olympic gold medalist has announced on instagram and twitter that he and his fiancee, former miss america, nicole johnson, are expecting their first child. and he says it's expected to be a boy. >> they are set to be married after next year's rio olympics. he's training for his fifth games after coming out of retirement two years ago. he has already purchased his son a swimsuit. >> he'll be a good swimmer. finally, jennifer lawrence opens up about her first ever sex scene. >> the 25-year-old osc-winning actress, fresh off her appearance yesterday on "good morning america," tells "the hollywood reporter" her scene with chris pratt shooting her next film "passengers" was a, quote, bizarre experience and she got really, really drunk to prepare for it. >> meantime, lawrence took a spin last night down the red carpet for one of the final premiere events for her current events "hunger games: mockingjay part 2". coming, it's the mother of all all-nighters.
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>> it is part of our "gma 40 for 40." >> what is he doing? >> dan childs. ". >> what is he doing? >> dan childs
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dare to feel more with new k-y love. ♪ this right here is the set where david muir anchors "world news tonight," also where we do our overnight show called "world news now". "20/20" shoots -- that is the largest screen in the world, david and elizabeth anchor from over there. >> dan harris. >> he's here as we're coming in. he's getting ready to go. >> that was during 27th hour of "gma's" marathon 40-hour long "40 for 40" birthday blowout. >> it's been fun. lots of interesting events all around the globe. as you can imagine "gma 40 for 40" involves all platforms. >> at least one brave soul is soldiering through the entire 40our marathon with no sleep. more than 43 hours now, i
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believe. our head of the medical unit, dan childs, is still going strong. dan, good morning, evening. >> confirm for us, how long has it been, dan? >> well, we have a running total here. i've been awake for 43 hours now. we are 35 hours into the programming. and we got about 4 1/2 hours left to go, so i'm doing anything i can to stay awake. >> a right. dan, as the head of the medical unit, you very well know what sort of impact sleep deprivation can have on your brain, right? >> yes, absolutely. you know, i started by trying to put together this star wars model that's for ages 6 to 12. turns out i got -- i just got lost in the instructions. >> that's okay, dan. i get lost in instructions with a full night's sleep. i had a toddler. you're okay. >> dan, quickly, we're going to rattle off some questions to see how sleep-deprived you are right now. >> absolutely. hit me with your best shot. >> on the first day of christmas my true love sent to me.
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>> a partridge in a pear tree. >> all right. >> great. very nice. >> dan, what's two plus two? >> four. >> you're from valdosta, georgia. the city is known as the? >> it's known as a number of things. wintersville or azalea city. >> technicality. >> azalea city. >> wiki fail. >> wiki fail. all right, dan -- >> wiki fail. okay. >> when you mix yellow and blue, what color do you get? >> green. >> "people's" sexiest man alive is? >> the what? >> sexiest man alive. >> it's you, dan. we're going to give it to you. great job. >> nice work. >> we'll be back. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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making news in america this morning, fate unknown. the mastermind behind the paris attacks dead or alive. investigators trying to determine if he was part of that ferocious raid outside paris. we're live in france with the latest. direct threat. isis out with a new chilling video suicide vests being made with a warning to new york city. breaking overnight, a plane making an emergency landing after hitting severe turbulence. and still awake. our medical editor's sleepless saga, no sleep for more than 40 hours as we celebrate 40 years of "good morning america." well, good thursday morning. we begin with the fate of the alleged mastermind behind the brutal paris terror attacks.


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