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this morning on "world news now," round two in new hampshire. >> both sides of the presidential race getting personal. clinton and sanders taking the stage overnight pushing each other over a political label while ted cruz faces heat over what others are calling a disgraceful tactic. >> and cruz's main detractor donald trump pulling no punches but having some problems with his private jet. engine trouble while making a detour from the jan nit state. >> emotions run high on capitol hill. flint water crisis and the search for answers. the heartbreaking testimony in gront of front of congress. committee members fewer yoes over the no shows. and qb cuties. the supposed science explaining why quarterbacks are so good looking. plenty of football fans not buying it. the debate rages on. that's later in the mix" on this
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thursday, february 4th. >> announcer: from abc news this is "world news now." good morning. i'm phillip mena in for kendis gibson. >> he's a little under the weather. thanks for flying in. >> always enjoy being here. >> i'm reena ninan. we're going to talk about the quarterback. you don't buy this. you're part of the group that doesn't buy it. >> qb cuties. that he attractive young men. i'll offer my opinion about that a little later >> you're a big sports buff. a new line of attack in the democratic race for the white house. >> we're just five days away from the nation's first primary election contest. vermont senator bernie sanders put hillary clinton on the defensive over her progressive credentials. at a cnn town hall in derry, new hampshire, sanders slammed clinton over her ties to wall street pro business trade agreements and herr 2002 authorization of the iraq war. >> clinton shot back saying that she was amused that sanders
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appears to have appointed himself the gatekeeper on who is progressive. drama playing out on the republican side. texas senator ted cruz issued an apology to one of his challengers >> and donald trump is heating up the war of words as another candidate makes a stunning announcement. abc's marci gonzalez has the latest from manchester new hampshire. >> reporter: the republican field narrowing again. rick be santorum dropping out. and announcing on fox news he's endorsing marco rubio. >> he's a tremendously gifted young man. >> reporter: rubio adding to the criticism of ted cruz after the cruz camp sent this e-mail on caucus day suggesting dr. ben carson might be leaving the race. >> i thought it was unfair to ben. >> reporter: donald trump accusing cruz of fraud over it tweeting ted cruz didn't win iowa he stole it. >> he insulted ben carson but doing what he did. that was a disgrace. >> cruz apologizing to carson. it was a mistake for our team not to forward your subsequent
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statement. >> reporter: things starting to simmer on the democratic side, too. bernie sanders calling into question whether hillary clinton is really a progressive. >> some days an, yes. except when she announces that she is a proud moderate. >> clinton calling it a low blow and saying she can overcome sanders' double digit lead in the new hampshire polls. >> because if it's about our records, hey it, i'm going to win by a landslide on tuesday. >> reporter: and clinton and sanders face off in a debate. then the republican debate here in new hampshire is set for saturday. right here on abc. phillip and reena. >> thank you so much. and again, the final republican debate before the new hampshire primary will be held this saturday. starting at 9:00 p.m. eastern moderated by david muir and martha raddatz. as for who will be on stage, abc will announce the final lineup later today. >> hopefully donald trump will make it to new hampshire for that debate with or without his plane. his private jet was forced to
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make an emergency landing in nashville yes pilot reported engine problems. there's no word on exactly what went wrong with the boeing 757. but trump did eventually make it to avent in little rock arkansas 90 minutes late. the faa is investigating the incident. >> though he's not in the running for the office president obama has taken on one of the campaign's more controversial issues during his first visit to a mosque. the president tried to correct what he called a hugely distorted impression of muslim americans saying that children have ever been bullied and mosques destroyed. he warned about the dangers of demonizing one group of americans. >> we're one with american family. when any part of our family feels second class or targeted it tears at the very fabric of our nation. >> the president also challenged hollywood to start casting muslims in roles that are unrelated to national security. there's a major setback for the peace talks for the syrian civil war. u.n. envoy has called a
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temporary halt to the negotiations saying they'll resume later this month and denies the fawkes failed. each side accused the other of causing the interruption. secretary of state kerry says the syrian government would rather have a military solution than a political one. the governor of florida declared a health emergency because of the zika virus. at least nine cases of the mosquito borne illness have ever been detected in florida. health cases are from people who contracted the disease while traveling to ached countries. president of brazil says the virus has carbon to a real threat against the brazilian people. >> major developments in another crisis. contaminated water in flint. chairman of the house oversight committee called on the u.s. marshals to hunt down the city's former emergency manager who failed to show up for on capitol hill. his attorney said his client wants to testify elizabeth hur has more. >> the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.
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>> reporter: frustration boiling over in d.c. >> this is not a third world country. >> it's absolutely fundamentally and totally wrong. >> reporter: not just inside the congressional hearing but also outside. >> we want a new water system. >> reporter: where dozens of flint residents made the trip includeing leeann walters among the first to raise concerns in flint. and now pleading for help from congress. >> my home used to be a place of comfort and safety for my family. that was taken from us. >> reporter: since flint switched supplies to save money, the water has been contaminated with toxic levels of lead. with state and federal environmental officials blaming each other, at least three class action lawsuits have ever been filed. an fbi investigation launched and the mayor proposed replacing all the city's lead pipes leading to residents' homes. >> we can't get the governor of michigan at this hearing, that's a shame. >> reporter: some lawmakers are angry. governor rick snyder didn't
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testify and the former flint emergency manager he appointed ignored a subpoena from congress. as the hearing was going on the governor did announce that he wants to spend $30 million to help the affected residents and pay their water bills. reena and phillip? >> thank you very much. the sexual assault case against bill cosby is moving forward. a judge refused to throw out the case against the comedian and allowed the current district attorney to remain involved. a former da who testified for cosby claimed he had granted cosby immunity in the case. cosby's attorneys say they will appeal the decisionings. >> martin shkreli's new attorney has done something all the bad press could not. he's gotten the bad boy he can ex-he can to shut up. celly raise the price of drugs as much as 4,000% to make more profit and boasted about it. he posts on social media no more
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said benjamin brafman. he. >> those this tax world say don't be an april fool. file early. today, don't bother filing your taxes overnight. the irs tax processing system has had a hardware failure and the system is offline till later today. the tax agency says it doesn't expect major disruptions in service or significant delays in processing refunds. if you file through a service, go ahead. the service will hold on to your return till the irs is ready for it. good news and some bad news now from are the food industry. we'll start with the bad news. subway has done away with the $5 foot long. >> apparently the meal deal with the super catchy jingle is no more replaced by wait for it, the $6 foot long. yeah a buck extra. the price hike comes down to economics. it says coughs have gone up since the $5 foot long debuted nine years ago. i wonder if those costs include legal fees they've had to pay.
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>> that's a good point. jingle doesn't sound the same either. $246 foot long. $5 had a ring to it. >> we'll have to work on that jingle. sounds good? >> it's not as good. >> we've got good news for you though. ben & jerry's is out with four new frozen dessert flavors called frozen dessert instead of ice cream because they're made from an almond milk base which means they can be enjoyed by vegans. i would think vermont they would -- >> taken them so long. >> they'll be in stores over the next month or so. they say more vegan friendly flavors will be rolled o i love my almond milk. i bet it tastes delicious. we should do an ice cream day next week in the newsroom. >> it was a matter of times. those flavors chunky monkey chocolate fudge brownie and pb and cookies and coffee caramel fudge. >> i would enjoy every single one of those.
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>> chunky monkey is my favorite. >> coming up quarterbacks hot or not. >> a tough debate later in the mix. >> were you a quarterback? >> i was not a quarterback. >> still hot. >> also ahead, thank you, reena. also ahead, an even greater issue. can you really have your pizza and eat it too? meet the man who claims he lost over 100 pounds by eating a pie every day. >> first the latest in that murder mystery of a 13-year-old girl. the investigation into her death and why authorities are pointing to social media apps. you can weigh in on our facebook page. wnnfans.com and twitter @abcwnn or #wnn fans. you're watching "world news now."
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boy a dramatic rescue caught on camera yesterday in port st. lucie, florida. at least three police detectives pulled a 73-year-old man out of his car. he had been hit by another elderly driver a 77-year-old woman which sent his car careening right into that pond. no one was hurt. the same can't be said for that car. >> there will be more testimony today in a baltimore courtroom at a hearing to decide if a convicted murderer should get a new trial. the case of adnan say yed was the first season of the popular serial podcast. he was convicted in the murder of his former girlfriend. but the podcast raised questions about the case.
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on the stand yesterday, a witness claimed she saw him at a library during the time prosecutors claimed he was committing the crime. she said a former prosecutor said the potential alibi was irrelevant. and robert durst has pleaded guilty to a weapons charge in new orleans. he's been in custody since last year just as an hbo documentary series was airing that detailed his links to several murders. durst agreed to an 85-month primp sentence. if approved it could clear the way for him to face charges for the murder of a former friend. the 13-year-old girl from virginia whose body was found in a pond across the border in north carolina will be buried today. >> authorities are learning it was social media that linked her to one of the killers. abc's eva pilgrim has the latest. >> reporter: as the family prepares to lay their 13-year-old daughter to rest, authorities still trying to piece together the case. family and friends telling abc news, seventh grader nicole lovell was bullied at school, self-conscious about the way she looked after beating serious
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childhood illnesses. she had multiple social media accounts -- facebook, instagram, snapchat, kik. it was there police think she met david eisenhauer, the 18-year-old freshman, a former high school track star, charged in her murder. >> eisenhauer used this relationship to his advantage to abduct and then kill her. >> reporter: nicole lovell's parents say they last saw her last tuesday night. she snuck out, pushing a dresser against her bedroom door, climbing out her window. saturday morning, police arrest davidizen hour in his dorm at virginia tech. that afternoon, authorities find lovell's body, 80 miles away in north carolina. >> the alleged accomplice expected back here in court on thursday. both students still behind bars. family and friends will bury nicole lovell tomorrow. eva pilgrim, virginia. >> such a sad case. you just think of you worry about your children being in the '80s being picked up at a store
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and kidnapped. now there's this whole thing that can happen inside your home and you don't realize what they're doing on their ipad or phones. >> with social media. the thing that makes it so bizarre, the motive hasn't come out. why did they do this allegedly. apparently investigator say this was planned weeks in advance. so there's obviously some sort of premeditation they believe happened. just a sad sad bizarre case. >> so feel for the parents and that family. in our next half hour bernie madoff is back in the news. he's serving a 150-year sentence. a while blower says there are.other ponzi schemes still going on. first, how much would you lose eating pizza every day? meet a chef who says he's lost 100 pounds that way. how do you do it? we've got the details coming up on "world news now." >> announcer: "worl
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♪ when the moon hits your eye like a pizza pie that's amore ♪ >> it's love pizza. >> i don't know. if you don't like pizza, you got to wonder about that person. >> you're right. it sounds impossible. apparently a new york chef lost 100 pounds by eating it every day. unlike millions of us it happens to be his favorite food. >> would it work for you? gio benitez tried it out and may be a convert. >> pasquale is a master in the kitchen cookingquist meals. for years after moving to america from italy, his weight on a 6'6” frame ballooned to more than 370 pounds. >> i discovered the oreo. >> it gets you every time. >> like addiction. >> oreos, soda fried foods. >> i didn't recognize me when i show myself in the mirror. >> he couldn't even play with
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his son at the park. with his doctor warning of a heart attack he needed to act fast. >> reporter: that's the moment where you knew here i am. i have my son at home. and i could have a heart attack. >> uh-huh. >> reporter: that's when you said i've got change. so he turned to what he knew best. food from his motherland. a mediterranean diet and in italy, pasta and pizza are a staple. >> so i can build a diet that make me happy. doesn't give me the opportunity to give up. >> reporter: every day for lunch, he it's a homemade pizza margherita. it's not like the pizza you find on the street that's greasy and really heavy, right? this is a very different pizza. >> it's good, as well. but my pizza is something that comes from the mediterranean diet. he figured he could drop weight by cutting down to 2700 calories a day. the pizza has less than 600 cal pripz he has about 2100 calories
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left to enjoy and p. at night he doesn't touch carbs. the result a drop in weight of 101 pounds. the secret he says natural ingredients. >> i can tell you something. when i go to the grocery store, i always read the label. if i see more than ten ingredients, i give up. >> how simple are the greens? he takes us into the kitchen to find out. it takes just minutes and just a few steps to make his now famous pizza. >> i think i've got a new diet. gio benitez, abc news new york. i am on board. >> yeah? >> i'm on board. >> i'm impressed geoconverted. he always it's a protein shake early in the morning. this is a big deal. >> that's a good point.e guy is in shape and knows what he's doing. >> so do you. you like your pizza. >> look at that. >> i do have to say though this guy let's the dough sit for 36 hours. i wonder if that's your trick too with your pizza.
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time for "the mix." why do quarterbacks always seem to get the m.o. of being like the hot guys? >> because the most attention i think is on them. so already, they have the ball pre single time. every play they get the ball they get the attention. >> it's all about the ball around here. apparently 100 people were surveyed and tested for attractiveness of the players, quarterbacks wide receivers. the quarterbacks got the lowest rating of the three positions. so why are they so incredibly good looking? well psychologists at university of toronto says she specializes in nonbehavior and appearances. you boil it down to the evolutionary process. there's someone who you can mate with or is this person going to kill me? you kind of i guess find them matable because they're like the big man on campus. >> i think to be a quarterback, a successful quarterback, you
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have to have supreme confidence. i think that the confidence is what people find attractive. >> i think you're right. >> carry y way. >> you've got to get in there. is not a quarterback for too long. my opinion is just that. that's exactly what's going on. >> you just nailed down what the researchers couldn't explain. >> that's just the best guess. aaron rodgers, he's dating olivia munn. so he said that 90% of being quarterback is the swag. >> did he really say that? >> beak you got to be supremely confident to and girls like confidence. >> researchers call phillip mena. >> when it comes to this qb cutie thing. >> swag. >> who knew? so your first day at an internship you want to put your best pa foot forward, of course. we want to show you a guy who fell asleep on his first day at an internship and they gathered
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around took this group photo here and, of course, put it on reddit where it got even more attention and started to create peoples of this. look at this south park. cart man falling asleep. the company -- this boar guy is getting clowned on and now all over the place for falling asleep on his first day. but research has shown taking naps at work could be a good thing. it increases productivity. but you know that's too bad for him. >> sweet guy. yawning apparently is contagious. they did a survey. if you watch someone who yuans, women to be more prone to yawning than men. although the new study say the findings aren'ten universally accepted. more people who watch people yuan, the women tenned to yuan more because they were sympathetic. >> that makes
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this morning on "world news now," the criminal case against bill cosby moves forward. his defense failing to have a judge dismiss the charges. their courtroom argument just ahead. the numbers game. sanders putting the pressure on clinton in new hampshire last night and leading her in the latest polls, while the republican race gets ugly with more attacks and apologies. and new this half hour, making off like madoff. >> the dramatic portrayal of america's most notorious con artist shining a light on the possible ponzi schemes happening right now. >> and still furious after all these years, vin diesel's big reveal. the blockbuster franchise shifting into third gear and in it for the long hall. but after 20 years, will they need an oil change? that's in "the skinny" on this be thursday, february 4th. >> announcer: from abc news,

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