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this morning on "world news now," monster storms. another round of tornadoes ripping through the plains. damaging property and sending residents for cover. more storms are on the way today. the forecast just ahead. and the state department has issued a new report on hillary clinton's e-mail scandal. we'll tell you what's in the report and why clinton is refusing to talk about it. and new this half hour, a deadly shooting overnight at a popular concert venue. >> the chaos caused the crowd to run for their lives as multiple people were shot at a rap concert in new york city. we have details straight ahead. the latest celebrity split thatsd rocking hollywood. amber heard filing for divorce from johnny depp after just 15 months of marriage. but just wait until you hear what she's asking for.
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skinny" on this may 26th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> does she want the dogs? >> are the dogs here or in australia? >> i don't know. they might be in england now? >> maybe she's asking for a genuine apology. >> good morning, everyone. i'm diane macedo. >> and i'm kendis gibson. we're going to start with the story that's breaking right now at this hour. an outbreak of severe weather across the plains including a monster tornado that touched down and lingered over north central kansas. >> the national weather service described it as catastrophic, measuring nearly half a mile across at times. it was heading for the small town of smonl but missed by about a mile hitting a rural area nearby. emergency crews are still's assessing the damage. they know at least 20 homes were affected. some are destroyed. >> 2700 and fair road is completely destroyed. the family is all accounted for now. >> trooper out south of highway 1 with several houses that have been level
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of that station and get them out of there. >> storm chasers captured this tornado on camera last night north of oklahoma city. overall more than 30 twisters have been reported in the last day, stretching from texas to minnesota. and storm experts warn it's not over yet. the threat of more severe weather will last through at least friday. >> so let's get the forecast including a look ahead, of course, at the holiday weekend from accuweather's justin povick. good morning, justin. >> kendis. thanks and good morning to you, as well. we're tracking additional severe weather over the nation's heartland. all the way south into texas later on this afternoon. this has the potential to produce widespread swathes of destructive winds, large hale the size of baseballs and violent tornadoes. again, this is going to be running all the way from des moines, iowa south into southern portions of texas. the northeast not dealing with severe weather but it's definitely worth noting that it's going to be very warm. it's going to be very humid. and this type of air mass is going to continue the rest of this week and believe it or not, heading into the upcoming
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so it's going to be into the 80s but it's probably going to feel more like it's 90 degrees plus. >> breaking news in new york where a 33-year-old man was killed at a concert venue where t.i. was supposed to perform. three others were hurt in the shooting backstage. at irving plaza. video shows the chaotic scene as concert goers rushed for the exis. witnesses say they heard an argument going on on a balcony before shots rang out. investigators are trying to sort out what triggered that violence. >> republicans are pouncing on a new report that criticizes hillary clinton's use of a private e-mail server when she was secretary of state. the review by the inspector general concluded that clinton violated government policy on e-mail use and ignored clear directives. the report found hacking attempts that at one point forced clinton off e-mail. clinton insists the issue will not affect the campaign or her presidency. >> donald trump faces second day of protests as he held a rally
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slurg in anaheim, california. anti-trump demonstrators squared off with his supporters as police rode in on horseback. there were arrests but nothing like the violence that erupted in albuquerque tuesday night. trump made an appearance on "jimmy kimmel live" where he was asked about his past relationship with the clintons. >> i speak well of everybody. if people ask me about politicians, i speak well. so when they ask me about hillary, she's wonderful. everybody's wonderful. that's the way it is. including contributions. they asked me for contributions. i give contributions. >> so you were full of [ bleeped ] when you said that? >> scheduled musical guest the weekend and rapper belly canceled their appearance on kimmel saying they didn't want to share a stage with trump. it looks like bernie sanders does. trump told jimmy kimmel he was willing to debate sanders for a price and to donate that money to charity. sanders tweeted game on. he went on to say he looks forward to debating trump in california. >> kimmel has a certain way of settin
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house speaker paul ryan is dismissing reports about a trump endorsement. trump campaign sources had said ryan was ready to back the presumptive republican nominee. ryan made it clear no such decision was made saying he will t be rushed into an endorsement. ryan added that the lines of communication are still open. he was scheduled to have a phone conversation with trump last night. they were expected to talk about unifying the party. >> turning our focus overseas now, and president obama is in japan this morning where he's attending the g7 summit. the leaders began the meeting by visiting a shrine considered the holiest place in all of japan. tomorrow the president will become the first american president to visit the site where the u.s. dropped an atomic bomb during world war ii. >> a suspected gunman is behind bars this morning after terrorizing motorists in phoenix for an hour. he allegedly shot at cars while driving the wrong way on the highway.
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abc's brandi hitt was the latest developments. >> reporter: terrifying moments on this arizona highway as a gunman opens fire from a car targeting random vehicles passing by. >> we're getting several reports of a shooter on sr 87. there is a male who is shooting a machine gun. >> reporter: the shooter identified by police as 36-year-old james walker driving the wrong way at times near phoenix struck six vehicles late tuesday evening. officers say two people were hit. >> there's a male subject injured. it looks like a gunshot graze to the head. >> a second victim also shot in the leg. >> one of the vehicles actually caught fire from the rounds that were shot into his car. >> reporter: that car in flames on the side of the highway. and here's what it looks like now. with police in pursuit investigators say walker fled to a nearby casino where he carjacked another vehicle. officers coming under fire, as well during the chase until the gunman eventually crashed into a ditch. they say walker tried escaping
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on foot when arrested. he now faces at least six charges including attempted homicide, armed robbery and aggravated assault. >> there was body armor that was found near the car. the weapons that were used as well as the ammunition. >> reporter: both victims injured in the shooting spree are expected to be okay. no officers were hurt as investigators now try to pinpoint a motive in this case. die >> brandi, thank you. a maryland uber driver with an extensive criminal record has been arrested for allegedly attempting to shoot and kill police officers with a homemade gun. the incident took place when police tried to arrest jonathan hemming on a bench warrant. he is now facing two counts each of attempted first degree murder and attempted second degree murder plus other additional charges. a new study links a spike in cancer deaths to the 2008 global recession. researchers found an extra 260,000 people died following the economic crisis. unemployment and cutbacks in public health spending were linked to an increase in cancer deaths.
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the study also found that countries with universal health care fared much better in lowering the rate of cancer deaths than those without it. they studied 75 countries between 1990 and 2010. >> the actor best known for playing screech on "saved by the bell" has been arrested yet again. dustin diamond apparently violated his probation by traveling outside the state without permission. diamond was released from jail last month after serving three months for stabbing a man during a bar fight in wisconsin. >> a 7-year-old boy faced an armed robber head on while shopping with his parents at a game stop in maryland. video shows a suspect trying to grab the boy before the boy then punches the suspect in the stomach. the robbers told two clerks to lie on the ground while they took cash and personal property. police still have not made any arrests in the case. so this year's scripps national spelling bee is under way right now in washington, d.c. with 284 people started out at the start of this. the contest now pared down to the top 45. >> the youngest competitor is just 6 y
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his name is akash vukoti from texas. he found the microphone set a bit high for him, but he powered through his words until this -- a-l-y-t-i-c. bacteriolytic. >> that bell means he got it wrong. >> yeah. even though he missed a word, he got a standing ovation. and there's always next year, kid. and plenty of years after that since he's the youngest competitor ever in the scripps spelling bee. >> wow. >> but impressive. >> yeah, i'd say he's got time to come back and maybe win the whole thing. >> a few times. >> i see a bright future. >> maybe they'll get an adjustable microphone by then. >> maybe a handheld wireless. >> coming up, nyle dimarco won the mirror ball trophy in a victory that he says will benefit deaf people worldwide. this morning we'll meet the little girl who knows exactly
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where nyle's coming from. >> but first, if you think your computer equipment is old, just wait till you see what parts of the federal government they're still using. remember the floppy disk? was that a dance move? what was that? >> i think it's somewhere in the 8-track. >> what is that? you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by resolve pet. resolve pet. for dog hair and dirt i use resolve pet foam. spray it on evenly. rub it in. and then i vacuum. it's like i have a brand new carpet. and, rigby is enjoying it as well. when i have a pet stain, i use resolve pet expert carpet spray. it just takes a couple of sprays. and then you dab it up. smells nice, stains gone!
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first lady have found a new home for when they depart the white house. it's a swanky mansion in upscale d.c. in a neighborhood there that the obamas will rent the 8200 square foot nine-bedroom home valued at about $6 million with an estimated monthly rent of $22,000. the obamas plan to stay in washington while their youngest daughter sasha finishes high school. >> that will help the property values. >> not too bad. >> also out of washington, a new report detailing the staggering sums of money the government spends to maintain some aging computers. >> some of the computers are more than 50 years old. others still work off floppy disks. abc's mary bruce has the story. >> reporter: a lot's changed since the 1960s. >> the car of the year. corvair. >> reporter: this was the number one car. >> with my frigidaire -- >> reporter: this was the latest fridge. and this was how we watched tv. but we learned something hasn't changed. museum-like computers, even floppy discs, are being us f
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vital programs from social security to nuclear weapons, like this old missile silo. a new report by the government accountability office estimates $60 billion was spent last year, just to maintain and repair these aging systems. >> why put up with a set that isn't really up to date? >> reporter: it's a question we took right to capitol hill. >> we're taking kids that are graduating with degrees in information technology and we're dumbing them down in order to learn what they were doing back in 1960. you kind of think that one good trip to best buy and you'd be better off than what you're doing now. >> reporter: and we did just that. this flash drive that i just bought could hold more than 3 million of these old floppy discs. and it costs about $7.5 million less than buying that many old discs. and at least one agency tells us they agree. it now costs them more to maintain all this than to update it. they are hoping to make major updates before the end of the next fiscal year. >> mary bruce, abc news, washington.
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>> the one benefit of the floppy disks, no hacking. there's no contact with the internet. >> because the hackers would look at it and just go -- >> what could possibly be on there. >> you beat me. >> but the high ranking military officials say the military launch codes are still on floppy disks because they can't risk them being hacked. >> really. >> could be a good move. >> that's insane. so the little backpack or the little briefcase that the president carries that has all of the codes -- >> floppy dicks. >> floppy disks, 8-track in there when he wants to go running. >> he upgraded to a diskman now. >> did he? >> brand-new. it's the latest thing. >> can you imagine president obama in georgetown with -- >> with the boom box. >> boom box just running. all right. when we come back, the celebrity breakup that involves nearly half a billion dollars. >> and "breaking bad's" bryan cranston does a total 180 in his latest role. "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our
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>> time now for "the skinny." topping our headlines this morning, the celebrity split that's rocking hollywood. >> it seemed like just yesterday they were walking down the aisle. that's because -- >> it pretty much was. >> it was 15 months ago. amber heard has filed for divorce from actor and husband johnny depp citing irreconcilable differences. she did it, we should point out, just three days after the death of depp's mother. >> that's harsh. >> now, despite having married just last february, heard is asking for spousal support which depp reportedly is set to fight. sources say the couple had no pre-nup. depp is said to be worth around $400 million. >> wow. so the last time the couple was pictured together in public, you might remember last month when heard appeared in an australian court for smuggling her dogs into the country last year and in that subsequent awkward apology video that the two made and then they
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back and made fun of it. >> then they made another one in england and then now apparently, the australian minister came out a few days ago saying they're not above the law issuing like a new video about this whole thing. >> but he was 2009's sexiest man alive. >> yeah, apparently the australian foreign minister does not care. >> does not care. >> does not care. sad. i don't like to hear about breakups ever. >> even one that's 15 months? >> it's a little fresh. >> next, to a brand-new role for bryan cranston. >> he's about to do a complete 180 from his "breaking bad" character walter white. in his latest movie role as a federal drug agent in "the infiltrator." check it out. >> we need to find new undercover identities. >> look at there. look at the dates. do the math. i would be 77 years old. >> that's about right. leathery and craggy. >> there we go. bob bosella. welcome to a life of crime. let's do this. >> the infiltrator also stars
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john leguizamo, benjamin bratt, and diane kruger. it premieres july 13th. and finally, speaking of new roles, shia labeouf is taking to the streets literally in his latest attempt to prove himself as an artist. >> as an artist. his new big art projec project #takemeanywhere has labeouf and his two collaborators hitchhiking across america as he randomly tweets his gps coordinates. >> the three started the project on monday and are currently in the mountains of colorado. and believe it or not, it has some actual backing, have been commissioned by the boulder museum of contemporary art as well as the finnish institute in london. >> i'm a little bit confused. are they posting any other footage besides their own selfies there? >> if we've seen any of his art projects in the past, this is actually more stimulating than all of those combined. >> all right.
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so coming up, the young girl who is doing her own art one dance step at a time. >> this is no ordinary dancer. wait till you see her and what influenced her.
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by your body. megared. the difference is easy to absorb. >> nyle and peta. >> nyle and peta. >> that really was a moment for all of us. we all cheered nyle dimarco on tuesday flight as he scooped up the coveted mirror ball trophy as the first deaf champion of "dancing with the stars." >> nyle's story resonated with so many viewers. but one young dancer already knows exactly where nyle is coming from. tracy clemons from our houston station has this incredible story. >> reporter: shyla beck has been dancing since she was 3. she is now 10. >> i think it is a confidence booster. >> reporter: just like nyle dimarco, she is hearing impaired and able to hear with implants. without them her mom tells me it is completely silent. >> even when she was young, even before she had implants or anything, anytime music would
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and so we decided to put her and her sisters in dance. she's always loved it. >> reporter: she's one of more than 200 students at starlight studio. starlight's owner d.j. green tells us they've had classes before just for students who are hearing impaired and that those students are no different than anyone else. >> they may have special need that you have to get their attention or explain things to them maybe a little different but other than that, they want to be treated just like normal students. >> reporter: callen caldwell is shyla's instructor. >> i wasn't sure what the complications would be. she is really good rhythmically. she has no problem picking up anything. she dances just like the rest of the kids. >> reporter: if you look at the rest of the kids who danced while we were there and you look at shyla dancing with her sister, you can see she really is just like everyone else. d.j. green believes nyle dimarco going so far on the international stage we call
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show young folks just like shyla that they can do anything. >> to have a hearing impairment and to go as far as he's gone in the dance community and the dance world and to send that message that no matter what your impairment is, dance can be a vehicle that you can express yourself in is a very important message. >> tracy clemons, 13 eyewitness news. >> our thanks to my buddy tracy there in houston. beautiful. he's inspired so many people. 70 million deaf people in the world. saying that's why he won. >> right. for this little girl, she didn't even have him as an example. think how many more will come out now that they do. >> quite a champion. don't miss our updates on facebook at >> coming up, more news from abc. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now" informing .
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making news in america this morning, breaking overnight, a tornado emergency across a wide stretch of the middle of the country. one twister has been declared catastrophic leaving widespread damage and the tornado threat isn't over yet. also breaking this morning, concert chaos. a performance by rapper t.i. preempted by deadly gunfire. witnesses calling it a panic after those shots were fired. hillary clinton has her first response to a report about her use of a private e-mail server. donald trump is also wasting no time trying to use that report against her. we're live in washington with the details. and one high school erdem straighting quite a talent on stage in front of his classmates. just wait till you see what happens next.


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