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destinations into ghost towns. >> can't get in the water. >> reporter: the governor declaring a state of emergency in four counties. temporarily closing four beaches because of the algae. >> it smells like a public toilet. >> reporter: the living slime is an assault on all the senses. >> it smells like death. dead, rotten fish. >> reporter: people are complaining of headaches, respiratory issues and rashes since the algae arrived. >> red eyes, scratchy throat. it can be bad. >> reporter: the blooms can contain dangerous bacteria, and the problem started here more than two weeks ago to prevent flooding. authorities started releasing water in a lake that unleashed the algae on the coastline. in recent years dangerous algae blooms flourished in lakes around the country. experts say farm fertilizer run off is
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authorities scrambling to figure out how to clean it up. authorities have not given a time line on when they will clean this up. as you can see, the algae is still here. abc news, stuart, florida. >> severe weather hit parts of kentucky. wind blew town trees and danieldaniemaged homes. there were reports of a possible tornado. five people were slightly injured. severe weather headed to another part of the country as well. >> paul williams joins us with the latest. good morning, paul. >> good morning. well, we're bracing for stormy conditions throughout the north central part of the country. a low pressure system that's going to trek through the dakotas. dumping severe storms toward minneapolis. going to california as well as spotty thunderstorms throughout
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keep in mind targeted area by tuesday evening including from duluth down to des moines. these storms are serious with large hail and possible tornadoes. >> paul, thank you. one of the biggest jackpots in lottery history is up for grabs. it's worth at least $449 million. after no winning ticket was picked friday. not to be a downer, the chances of getting all the numbers right on this one, 259 million to one. one in 259 million. best of luck. >> yep. we'll be playing. a boy in michigan is making his fortune one quarter at a time. >> instead of a lemonade stand, gabe is running a history stand. he dolls out lessons in history for $0.25 a pop. his mom says he prefers telling war stories than playing sports and he's been studying the hi
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was three years old. >> well, since i have so much knowledge and i can't be a history teacher, i got -- i just came up with this. they pay me more. i got to tell them a lot. >> good value. >> yeah. humble brag. he isn't pocketing any of the money. he's donating it all to his church as well as to veterans when he grows up. he wants to join the military just like his dad. >> how adorable is that? >> or he could also be a history teacher. he could be spewing knowledge. >> he could do both. >> true. coming up, the dangers on america's highways. new york bigger and more massive tractor trailers with a higher propensity to roll over. the new technology that hopes to make the roads safe for everyone. >> and we're opening up the "world news now" inbox. see what comments are
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call now and request your free decision guide... and start gathering the information you need to help you go long™. all right. another time honored fourth of july tradition is to hit the road. a record 43 million americans crowded the country's busiest highways and interstates. >> but increasingly travelers are sharing the road with massive trucks that could roll over with deadly consequences. >> a new technology is hoping to keep everyone a little safer on the road now. here's alex perez. >> reporter: within seconds, a massive semi truck can lose control. causing chaos on the road. >> look at that. >> reporter: and for millions of drivers sharing the road with these heavy beasts can turn deadly for them. in april a new jersey teen was killed when a semi rolled over
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in 2014 the dot reports more than 410,000 accidents involving large trucks. that includes rollovers. electronic stability control helps drivers maintain control. they are making this mandatory in heavy duty trucks manufactured on or after 2017. one company says more can be done. simulation shows how it can keep drivers safe. >> trucks roll over. we're trying to protect the drive and save their lives. >> reporter: a dummy in the driver seat and rigging the car with 29 cameras. >> make sure to stay behind the first set of
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>> reporter: watch as this speeding semi swerves as if to avoid a car and then -- flips. that would be driver cushioned from the impact by a side roll air bag. and from above you can see the aftermath the tractor trailer completely flipped on its side. >> i think roll tech is a good step in the right direction in the sense that it is intended to move the occupant away from the roof and provide a side curtain. >> these type of accidents occur and impact everybody. >> reporter: but for the millions oh drivers on the road to stay safe, experts say to find a road with fewer trucks and take it. keep an eye on swerving and speeding and avoid passing trucks on narrow roads. alex perez, abc
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right now there are about 11 million tractor trailers on america's highways. >> a lot of tips to avoid. the biggest one is to stay out of the blind spots. if you see the driver's face, they can't see you. >> it's good to keep in mind. all right. coming up, the art behind the art. >> hm. the ordinary items left behind by extraordinary people, and it's all on display in the nation's capitol. you're watching "world news now."
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♪ love nora jones. >> what ever happened? >> you might be familiar with artists like jackson pollic and others, but what you may not be familiar with are their letters. >> they're everyday correspondence is a day today glimpse at their every day lives. >> they are the everyday items of extraordinary people. passports, school notebooks, all saved and here. >> this is the hub of the -- the fort knox. >> okay. >> reporter: 20 million documents. these are the protectors of
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none of the famous masterpieces. >> three lipstick kisses. >> reporter: giving museum goers a glimpse into the artist before the art. a passionate woman with strong words for her ex-husband. >> she's talking about an affair that he had that makes her angry. with a person who had been his wife -- she says that affair is something that makes me vomit. she's furious because i will marry him again, but everything she does is so low and dirty that sometimes i feel like going back to mexico and kill her. >> you get a sense of their personalities and how they examined the world around them at the time they were alive. >> answer lubsolutely. when all you see is their great work, it's easy to forget they were people. >> reporter: people like the g
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father of graffiti. his sketches and designs for his famous work. saving art from world war ii, inspirations for a movie, carrying out from the all the mines of michael anglo. even a handwritten recommendation of artists. an jackson poll lack, an artist with a alcohol problem. >> they were concerned he was going to destroy his career by drinking. in this letter they plead with him to stop drinking. >> reporter: this one says work hard. paint hard. >> they knew she washe was a ge. they wanted him to keep working and make great work. >> reporter: stored for the next generation. many people call that little display the fort knox of the world of art. >> it holds more than 20 million personal
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one word. bar barf. some of the contestants probably did that. >> remember the new tennis dress causing a stir? a nike dress at wimbledon. it triggered a little bit of controversy saying it revealed too much. another says why do you think old fares watch tennis and dancing with the stars. >> another was critical saying a dress in a competitive sport? what man came up with this idea? not unless the men have to wear them as well. >> and another says show her abs in a pair of shorts. get over it and move on. >> next. to the story we brought you from overseas about that seamingly naked news anchor. >> this screen shot says it all. well, a music snob, and father of three tweets there's so much going
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here. >> isn't there, craig this. >> there was quite a bit. >> and before we go, we've got to play a holiday fan favorite. >> all right. let's do it. if you didn't remember rosa g with her mega hit, fourth of july, you're welcome. >> this is a favorite. ♪ fourth, fourth, fourth of july. ♪ ♪ burgers smell delicious i can't pass by ♪ ♪ you take my bun ♪ i'll take yours >> they should get her to perform at the hot dog eating contest. >> i don't know what i'm watching. >> this is your favorite song, i thought. >> the words are hard to -- like -- learn. >> are they? >> fourth, fourth, fourth -- is this a christmas song?
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this morning on "world news now," the growing wave of terror attacks. >> less than a day after the deadliest suicide bombing in iraq in near lay decade, multiple sites targeted across saudi arabia. what's behind it? >> the murder mystery of an american college student killed while abroad in rome. his body found in a river. overnight the vigils held at home as investigators try to piece together the time line. kevin durant is shocking the sports world announcing he'll be joining steph curry and the warriors. oklahoma fans are already burning his jersey. but we'll tell you the real back story to the bay invasion. >> they're not happy with that, right? >> apparently not. >> and get ready for the good

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