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now," making it official. donald trump winning the nomination of the republican party for president. his children having a big night, heaping praise on their dad as other republican power players continue their assault on hillary clinton. >> meanwhile the so-called speech gate is not going away soon enough for the camp campaign. his staffers are offering little explanation as to why melania trump's campaign resembles michelle obamas. hear the family responding to questions. another high profile news anchor questioned by internal fox investigators amid rumors of roger ailes' firing. hear what fox is now saying about the status of roger ailes inside the company. >> and hollywood mourning the
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loss of a prolific talents. for decades gary marshal was a household name. and a genius behind tv shows and movies. the full story ahead in the skinny. it is wednesday, july 20th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> wow. >> good morning. i'm diane macedo. >> i'm kendis gibson. we are going to begin with the coronation of donald trump. >> i feel like we should have trumpets. >> officially winning the nomination. >> donald trump's children took center stage with his older son and youngest daughter looking to portray the man known as a brash billionaire as a loving father and man. mike pence was formally nominated as vice president. and paul ryan made a plea for party unity. >> reporter: history was made here.
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children appearing during the role call vote that awarded their father his hard fought prize. >> it is my honor to be able to throw donald trump over the top in the delegate count tonight with 89 delegates. and another six projected. another six for john kasich. congratulations, dad, we love you. >> reporter: trump later appeared by video in the hall. >> today has been a very, very special day watching my children put me over the top. >> reporter: hours later, tiffany, a 22-year-old we haven't often heard from during the campaign, strode onto the stage to speak in prime time. >> please excuse me if i'm a little nervous. when i graduated college a couple months ago, i never expected to be here tonight addressing the nation. i've given a few speeches in front of classrooms of students
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than 10 million people watching. >> reporter: it was a confident performance by a political novice. not unlike the speech delivered by her stepmother, melania. >> it would not be a trump contest without excitement and drama. >> reporter: that speech almost immediately the subject of controversy. charges that it was plagiarized from michelle obama's convention speech. here are the speeches side by side, the strikingly similar passages highlighted. >> you work hard for what you want in life, that your word is your bond, that you do what you say you're going to do. >> you work hard for what you want in life. that your word is your bond and you do what you say and keep your promise. >> that you treat people with dignity and respect. >> that you treat people with respect. >> i wrote it, and -- with a as little help as possible. >> the campaign said h
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writers took notes on her life's inspirations and in some instances included fragments that reflected her own thinking. "world news now" anchor david muir spoke about the controversy with donald trump junior. >> you weren't bothered by the similarities? >> i saw pretty common words. there was no novel thought in it. >> she said she wrote the speech. >> she said she wrote as much as she could, and, again, for a speech of this magnitude, to say you don't have a speech writer, i'd have a hard time doing that and i speak daily. it's very different. >> hours later, donald trump junior took the stage and delivered what was a well received speech. >> we've actually started to believe that solving our great problems is an improbable task, and that's why we need to elect a man with a track record of accomplishing the impossible. >> it was centered around make america work.
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it was an effort to tear down hillary clinton. >> the protests were heating up around the arena. marcy gonzalez is in cleveland with more highlights. marcy, good morning. who would you say got the biggest reception last night? >> reporter: you know, i'll say that both of donald trump's children got warm welcomes from the crowd, but governor chris christie really got the crowd riled up as he bashed hillary clinton. the crowd started cheering and chanting lock her up. those were some of the louder more excitable moments. overall, there really wasn't a ton of energy overall. our team on the ground here on the floor of the convention said that during paul ryan's speech they looked around and it seemed like more people were looking at their phones than looking up at him. when mitch mcconnell was called up, he was met by some boos. >> and marcy, security is obviously a big concern in cleveland. how do protesters keep making it
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>> reporter: yeah. i think they're probably being very discreet with bringing in their signs. they're making it in. there were a few protesters here last night. they were escorted that night. they weren't that much of a disruption. as far as outside, there was the biggest crowds we've seen, different groups yelling at each other, but overall things have been peaceful. from what we heard there were no arrests last night. >> let's get back to the whole speech gate issue, and the speech controversy. so, i guess experts crunched the numbers about how likely it was that the speech wasn't plagiarized or was. what did they find? >> reporter: this is a group called turn it in. they track plagiarism. they found there is a greater than one in a zillion chance that two writers would write the same 23 word sequence identically as they did, it
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doesn't seem likely it's a coincidence. they're saying there's a one in 292 million chance of winning the biggest powerball jackpot ever. some really extreme odds there. >> and not making up this quote, but so you're saying there's a chance? >> reporter: saying there's a chance. >> all right. marcy gonzalez in cleveland for us. marcy, thank you. >> we have one more last political note. the first lady was busy yesterday and didn't comment on the controversy over melania's speech. >> she may have kicked up a controversy of her own at this screening of a new star trek movie at the white house. the movie featured three of the movie's stars. listen closely to the first lady's closing line. >> may the force be with you. >> wait a second.
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>> this was a star trek event, force be with you is a "star wars." >> and did you notice her hand gesture? her fingers were all together. >> can't happen. not at that event. >> her grin makes her seem like she may have been in on the joke. still unclear. >> maybe it's a new thing. >> trekky gate? >> yes. >> new developments in the lawsuit against roger ailes. >> what we're learning about his status inside the company. >> and hollywood is mourning the man who helped shape an entire generation of television. remembering the genius behind shows like "happy days" and the movie like "pretty woman". all that ahead in "the skinny". >> first, here's your forecast. >> world news now weather
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isis has posted new images of the afghan teenager behind an attack on a german train. the 17-year-old went after train passengers with an ax and knife injuring five people before police shot him. german officials have authenticated the images which show him pledging allegiance to isis and threatening more attacks. >> back here at home and the search for a dallas police officer missing for two weeks. police released this surveillance video of the
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moments before he was presumably swept away by flood waters. mccullers disappeared while he was working in a security job. heavy rain swept across dallas as he made this 9-1-1 call. >> it's flooding. it's starting to go in my car. >> okay. you're in your car? >> on its way. >> seven minutes after this call, flood waters overtook the vehicle and he was swept away. >> the true crime documentary series making a murder is coming back. netflix is bringing the series back to tv with the story of a wisconsin man, steven avery who was convicted of killing a woman 11 years ago. new episodes will look at attempts by his lawyers to appeal avery's convictions. no word on when the new episodes will start or how many there will be. it was nominated for six emmy awards last week. >> the drama over at fox news over the sexual harassment news filed against roger ailes. >> megyn kelly
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interviewed by investigators inside fox as other women join gretchen carlson in saying he made unwanted sexual advances toward them. >> reporter: roger ailes, the head of fox news in one of the most powerful men in television reportedly facing new accusations and turmoil over the sexual harassment charges. new york magazine reporting the network's biggest star, megyn kelly told investigators kelly, cold investigators the parent company, that her boss, ailes, made unwanted sexual advances toward her about ten years ago. the first public allegation came earlier this month from gretchen carlson. the "fox and friends" anchor who filed a sexual harassment suit against ailes. carlson tweeting this video today. ailes has vigorously denied the claims.
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personalities have publicly come to his defense. but reports say investigators are speaking with a number of current and former employees who have made similar accusations of similar harassment against ailes. "the wall street journal" which is owned by the same company as fox news said the network and ailes are negotiating his exit. >> an attorney for ailes is saying he never sexually harassed megyn kelly, and roger is at work, the review is ongoing and the only agreement in place is his existing employment agreement. >> it's on the front of new york post. that's telling that the new york post has this on there with the headline what the fox? >> always creative headlines by the post. >> the loss of a hollywood legend. >> and why one of the stars of the new "ghost busters" movie says she's dropping off of twitter. "the skinny" is next.
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the new "ghost busters" movie says she's dropping off of twitter. "the skinny" is next. whatcha' doin? just checking my free credit score at credit karma. what the??? you're welcome. i just helped you dodge a bullet. but i was just checking my... shhh... don't you know that checking your credit score lowers it! just be cool. actually, checking your credit score with credit karma doesn't affect it at all. are you sure? positive. so i guess i can just check my credit score then?
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oooh "check out credit karma today. credit karma. give yourself some credit." sorry about that. ♪ >> we have kind of a sad note to start off "the skinny" this morning. the death of gary marshal at the age of 81. >> he is one of hollywood's mo
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he created "happy days, "mork and mindy", laverne and shirley. >> he also directed "pretty woman" and "beaches". he shared a story with diane sawyer about how they played a joke on julia roberts in "run away bride". >> she hears him coming and has to go out the window. after a couple of times i could see she was not always -- i said, all right. let's whisper and now she runs and this is what happens. as she goes in. get out. she's running. [ screaming ] >> very cute. and this morning many celebrities are extending their condolences. sc
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my mentor and second father has passed. >> and henry winkler says thank you for my professional life. thank you for your loyalty, friendship and generosity. nice sentiments. next to the growing outrage over a case of celebrity online bullying. >> leslie jones says that she's quitting twitter after online trolls sent her a barrage of racist tweets. jones tweeted out i leave twitter tonight with tears and a sad heart. all this because i did a movie. you can hate the movie, but the blank i got today, wrong. >> thanks to "ghost busters" director who created the hash tag love for leslie j. other celebrities are now show ing their support using twitter. >> yeah. in the meantime, twitter has been the conservative blogger who led that online
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releasing the statement saying this type of abusive behavior is not permitted on twitter. we've taken action and we're continuing to invest heavily in improving our tools and enforcement systems to prevent this kind of abuse. >> all right. next to a celebrity breakup. >> lady gaga and taylor kenny. no longer a couple. after five years together. >> for regular couples that's like 30 years together. they've been engaged for more than a year after he popped the question with a heart shaped ring on valentine's day. >> earlier this year he said they were keeping their wedding plans a surprise. apparently they were a surprise to her. there's no word on what triggered the breakup. there have been no public comments, but this happens. she gets her new car and gets her new wheels and we got a closeup there, and -- and, boom, she springs.
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got her license? >> so that she can -- >> she's like i don't need you to drive me anymore. you and uber, i'm free. >> now to glad tidings for a celebrity couple across the pond. >> we're talking about pippa middleton who is engaged to james matthews. he reportedly even went down on one knee and pulled out a ring after asking her father for his blessing. >> the proposal reportedly left her sister completely surprised. the couple had been dating for less than a year. now they're planning a lavish society wedding, reportedly anyway, for next year. >> and interestingly enough, the marriage will link pippa to tv celebrity. her future brother-in-law is spencer matthews who starred in british version of the bachor
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urce. tum-tum-tum-tum-tums smoothies, only from tums. the arena in cleveland. home to wws, by the way. >> not too many people there at the moment. it will be packed later on today. and it was packed yesterday as well. you could have called this one the role call heard around the world. >> it was a vote on the floor that we saw for the republican national convention that may have forever changed the face and perhaps the makeup of the party itself. cementing donald trump as the republican presidential nominee. >> while the delegates had their votes counted, they made sure to tout their state's bragging rights. take a look. >> the great state of alabama. the home of national champion football teams, alabama, and auburn.
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the home of the saturn five rocket that took us to the moon. >> arkansas, land of opportunity and birthplace of johnny cash and al green. we got the best duck hunting on earth. >> connecticut. >> mr. chairman, i woman from the land where we manufacture p ez, nuclear submarines and wwe, where men are men and women are champions. >> i'm from idaho where we have famous potatoes. >> from the bluegrass state, the commonwealth of kentucky, the state that produces all the bourbon fit to drink in the world. >> the territory of american samoa in the southern most reaches of u.s. soil. the greatest exporter of nfl players. okay. >> oregon, the place where nike
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made ducks and beavers cool can. >> north carolina, the land of the long leaf pine, the land where the summer suns doth shine. where the weak grows strong and the strong grow great. >> madam secretary, kansas, home of the greatest fans of the reigning world series champions, the kansas city royals. >> kansas, i love you, but missouri is the home to the world series champions, kansas city royals. >> uh-oh. a little rivalry. >> fighting words between missouri and kansas. >> forgot. missouri goes later than they go. >> if "world news now" was a state, and we were doing ours. "world news now," home to the polka. >> home to the skinny. >> the only home of the bachelorette analyst, and, of course, the mix. >> the slow clap. >> and the slow clap.
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making news in america this morning, it's official. donald trump is the presidential nominee for the republican party. the billionaire officially clinched on the second day of the republican national convention with his children making the announcement. more fallout after melania trump's plagiarism allegations blaming hillary clinton and david muir goes one-on-one with donald trump jr. as questions surface over his own speech. severe storms over washington, d.c. cars are flooded. large hail and see where the dangerous heat is headed today. caught on camera a group of people flipping over a car rescuing a trapped driver. good morning, everyone.

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