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making news in america this morning, air force one touching down overnight before his final trip overseas, president obama answering questions about the election. what he's saying about the president-elect and hinting at what hillary clinton could have done better. as trump's team takes shape there's controversy surround one of his picks, the top adviser anti-semitic but the position rudy giuliani is now seen as a favorite to get. we have the details. raging wildfires in several states. millions of dollars in damages and the smoke as seen from space. and a giant sinkhole creeps a little too close to this home. and good tuesday morning.
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kicking off his final foreign tour as donald trump's transition team kicks into high gear. >> he arrived moments ago in greece. for what will be a busy trip and visit germany and peru, a trip that follows his first news conference since the election. >> meanwhile, trump's aides are denying reports he has requested top secret security clearances for his adult children. as trump faces backlash over a controversial hire protesters not letting up. out of classes and leading marches of their own. more now from abc's david wright. >> thank you. >> reporter: in an election year when so many got it so wrong how are we to read the tea leaves on the trump administration now just beginning to take shape? for now president obama is reserving judgment. >> he successfully mobilized a big chunk of the country to vote for him and he's going to win. he has won.
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progress. so it seems is trump's agenda. in his first big interview on "60 minutes" he sought to put his detractors at ease. >> i'm saying, i've been saying it, don't be afraid. >> reporter: but at the same time he sent conflicting signals with his first two appointments. as chief of staff he chose a 44-year-old republican insider, outgoing chairman reince priebus, a conservative with close ties to speaker paul ryan. but for his chief strategist, thrower. his campaign chair stephen bannon, an alt-right icon often described as a white nationalist. he is a former investment banker who made tens of millions for royalties from "seinfeld." >> no soup for you. >> reporter: he went on to direct conservative documentaries like occupy,
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parenthood's work to the holy cost. op-eds calling to lock the door to islam calling conservative analyst bill kristol a renegade jew and the southern poverty law center sees it as hate speech with him as the instigator. installing bannon and priebus on the same day is a mixed message for him. his more kris kobach to ee with bannon and see priebus is a creature of the swamp he promised to drain. >> my hope is he makes things better. if he does, we will all benefit from it. david wright, abc news, new york. >> donald trump is expected to announce more appointments this week but his aides aren't saying which positions will be filled first. >> rudy giuliani says that he
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general. but he report thely can a top candidate for secretary of state. former u.n. ambassador john bolton is said to be in the running for that position. hillary clinton is urging her party not to be discouraged. >> she made that in a conference call to house democrats as her lead in the popular vote continued to grow and poflly won new hampshire after the trump team declined to challenge the results there but yesterday president obama seemed to suggest that she didn't do enough campaigning. demographics dictated that i would win iowa, it was because i spent 87 days going to every small town and fair and fish fry and vfw hall and there were some counties where i might have lost but maybe i lost by 20 points instead of 50 points.
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now michigan is the only state undecided. now to the wildfires raging in the southeast. dozens burning in seven states, georgia, alabama, mississippi, tennessee, kentucky, north and south carolina. you see the map right there and ranging from 15 to 75% contained. it's believed most are the result of arson. all being fueled by the drought conditions in the south. at least 80,000 acres have burned without acres affected. atlanta and the rest of north georgia. western north carolina is hit hard with 40,000 acres there alone. officials are describing the blazes there as california-style wildfires. the governor warns the largest may not be put out until march. and the u.s. navy has now joined the effort to rescue people trapped by the powerful earthquake in new zealand. hard hit towns being evacuated as are several buildings in the capital.
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off. they're ferrying stranded tourists and residents from an area completely cut off by the quake. those cows who gained international attention for their predicament have also been rescued. the animals were stranded after landslides took out their pasture. a farmer and helpers dug a track to bring them out. breaking news from ?missouri where a murder suspect is on the loose. authorities are searching for he ran out through an open jail door last night while some construction work was being done charged with killing one man and seriously injuring another one late last month. he may have stolen a vehicle after running out of that jail. atlanta and the dad there may spend the rest of his life in prison. jurors convicted justin harris of all eight counts he had faced. now, harris failed to convince the jury that he simply forgot
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his attorneys say they'll appeal this verdict. journalist gwen ifill has died. a former reporter for top newspapers and switched to television in the 1990s working first for nbc and then pbs where she anchored and was managing editor of "washington week" and "news however." >> she moderated debates in 2004 and 2005. vice presidential debates and also a democratic primary debate this past spring but took a month-long leave of a this year and missed election night. she died of complications of uterine cancer, she was 61 years old. still ahead, history in the skies overnight. a cross country commercial flight powered from fuel made by trees. two flight attendants are recovering of a near collision and they were forced to evade a mystery object. was it a drone? plus, caught on camera. an anti-trump protester pushed
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it was another day of full contact work for lawmakers in the ukraine. the man speaking is accuses his russia but his colleague didn't like that so much and things got physical. order eventually was restored. but just moments later they were at it again. both lawmakers were told to simmer down. the guy who threw those punches wound up leaving the chamber. >> i love how the rest of the guys stayed seated. >> business as usual. a violent clash caught on camera during an anti-trump rally. look at this.
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and knocked to the floor as he addressed a crowd on a staircase at ohio state university. other students pounced on that attacker. police did intervene and led him away. he was reportedly arrested and suspended from the school there. in the wake of the election google and facebook have faced criticism over how fake news stories on those sites may have affected voters. well, google says it's clamping down banning fake news websites from using its online ad service and facebook says it won't ceo mark zuckerberg said the idea that fake ads affected the election is, quote, crazy. michigan police officer who displayed a confederate flag at a political rally has resigned. officer michael peters was off duty when he drove his truck with the flag to the love trumps hate event in transverse city. he still faces a chmerkovskiy crest. electric autos and hybrids are too quiet and it will require them to be noisier to
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pedestrians of their approach. automakers have a little less than two years to comply with this. the government says this could prevent 2400 injuries in just a year. delta air lines is using a $50 million state-of-the-art system to keep tabs on luggage. it uses radio frequency identification chips in the tags which are scanned as bags move through the system. flyers can keep track of exactly where their luggage is even if it's not where they are. and alaska airlines is making history becoming the made from trees. this boeing 737 jet flew from seattle to washington, d.c. with fuel made from a blend of tree limbs and branches. the material is the by-product of a timber harvest and usually heads for the burn pile with other waste. very creative. >> kind of fascinating. when we come back a convict made infamous from "making a murderer" will soon be free and
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release. venus williams is making an
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imagine if you looked out your back door and that's what you saw. a family in pennsylvania has been forced from their home after this giant sinkhole opened up swallowing most of the backyard. now they're worried the house will be the next thing to go. especially since rain is in the forecast. the hole was apparently caused >> they said the house is only 13 years old. >> oh, man. roads in much of pennsylvania and northeast will be wet today as well. also in minnesota, the pacific northwest and northern california. >> if you are flying weather-related airport delays are most likely in boston, new york, miami and seattle. and there was a dangerous situation. the guy under investigation for what appeared to be a drone coming at a passenger yet. >> these kind of incidents are becoming more common as we hear
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>> reporter: the investigation this morning into what the pilots of a plane with 54 passengers on board saw coming towards them leading to their severe action. the pilots making a sharp turn at 9,000 feet in the air. two flight attendants thrown in the cabin and injured once on the ground the pilots said they thought it was a drone coming towards them. >> they see a flash. they see something at an altitude where they would not expect another airplane or something to be flying and so they instinctively make a sharp it is so they may -- it may have been a drone or a balloon. >> reporter: the two flight attendants were 2r50e9ed and released in toronto. already sightings of drones in the u.s. are up 40% compared to all of last year. david kerley, abc news, washington. david, thank you. new details in the case that was the subject of the netflix series "making a murderer." a judge has ordered brendan dassey supervised release from
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he was a teenager when convicted of helping his uncle rape and murder a woman in 2005. it was overturned this summer and the judge says he should be free while prosecutors appeal. dassey has until noon to tell authorities where he plans to live. if so he could be home for thanksgiving. health experts are expanding the number of people who should be considered for anti-cholesterol drugs. the new guidelines include anyone between ages 40 and 75 with just one risk factor such as high cholesterol, high blo pressure, diabetes or smoking. the government task force says these patients could benefit from taking statins even if they do not have a history of heart disease or stroke. another ivy legal suspended. columbia's wrestling team season's suspended while the school officials investigate. some text messages that include racist and homophobic terms. columbia calls it a disturbing matter. last week harvard ended its men's soccer season after a report that players made sexual scouting reports about the
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williams is making retirement plans. williams says she's targeted the olympic games in tokyo in 2020 as her last big event. she says she still loves competing but it's time to think about life off the court. she's in her late 30s now. the new college football playoff rankings are released tonight given last weekend's upsets hour to be changes from last week. >> last night's highlights from our friends. >> hi, good morning, america. i'm nicole, he's neil. you. because they told us we had to. monday night football, giants/bengals. giants down a field goal odell beckham, all hopped up on red bull. i mean, look at him. that must be the original, original brand. and then manning to sterling shepard. he must be on what is that the
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anyhow it's going around. giants win. villanova won the hoops championship last season. purdue, they don't care. time winding down in the first half, purdue forcing the turnover. watch p.j. thompson. steph curry, is that you? buzzer beater. zzz. ties the game at half, less than ten seconds left. purdue trailing by three. caleb with the ball at the top of the key. no good on the three. villanova escapes with the win, 79-7 of the final. highlights just for you, we hope you enjoyed them. >> really. we do. >> thanks. we appreciate it. up next in "the pulse," the newest member of the bush family. and banning technology. why one book store is saying no
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? time for "the pulse" and we'll start with the newest member of former president george w. bush's family. >> meet freddie. mr. bush and his wife released this photo with freddie sitting there on laura bush's lap. they adoed visiting a shelter. >> the bushes say even their cats, bob and bernadette are finding freddie's charm futile to resist. >> ah. >> freddie is the third dog the bushes have owned and he follows the late barney and miss beasley. >> he's cute. at a book store in wyoming it's out with the new and in with the old. >> so the owner of wind city books has banned wi-fi and, get, this, all electronics and wants
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imagine that. in the book store. everyone has to check their cell phone, ipads and laptops all at the door. no ringing, no dinging, no buzzing, no beeping. >> wow. >> we want people to be able to come into this store, relax, enjoy a book, you know, find a book for them that's going to work well, either entertain or inform them. >> that's one way to avoid one-star rating on yelp. the store's moto, take a break and live like customers don't seem to mind at all and say the restrictions are kind of refreshing. >> ah, sometimes people need to be forced to unplug so they can really decompress a little bit. >> forced to actually read a book that you find at a book store. >> what's that? >> a book store -- >> i know what a book is. >> what is aleppo? >> did you hear the one about the koala that walked into the accountant's office. >> no. >> because not a joke. an actual story and happened in a small town in australia.
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quite determined. he marches right up to the door then right under the desk like he knew where he was going in yeah, he does. >> look at him walk. so an accounting office perhaps received an audit notice from the tax office or maybe it wondered whether its manager was handling its money correctly. >> i see. >> we don't really know. there's no accounting for it. >> oh, wow. >> some really bad larry adlib please.. here are some of the morning's top stories. the associated press is reporting that former new york city mayor rudy giuliani is president-elect donald trump's top choice to be secretary of state. this comes amid growing backlash
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steve bannon as trump's chief strategist and senior counselor. the anti-defamation league and the council on american-islamic relations joined others in condemning bannon's selection... meanwhile-- according to multiple news eldest children, his son-in-law and his wife to recieve top secret security clearance. we'll have a complete report on the trump transition-- coming up at 4:30. good morning washington. toss to eileen - am clouds, pm sun today - warming up each day (upper 60s by friday) - big cool-down late weekend into early next week today: am clouds, stray shower early. pm sunshine.
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lows: 33-42 winds: w 5 mph wednesday: morning sun, becoming mostly cloudy. highs: 60-63 winds: nw 5 mph
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old enough to vote - but thousands of high school students are now protesting the outcome of the presidential election. this was the scene in seattle. about 5-thousand students from 20 middle and high schools walked out of class - and took to e representative says this will count as an unexcused absence. the students say they're more concerned about trump's stances on immigration and religion. a similar scene played out in maryland. hundreds of students walked out of montgomery blair high school monday. they marched for miles through the streets, demonstrating their frustration toward president-elect donald trump. the students converged on wheaton mall and climbed on top of a parking deck. no one was hurt. there are reports of a similar walkout planned at schools
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happening today-- a driver due in court to face manslaughter charges after hitting a mother and her 5-month old son. this happened over the summer in leesburg. mindy schulz was pushing her 5-month-old son in a stroller when they were hit in a cross walk. schultz survived, but her baby was killed. 45-year-old john miller is now indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter and reckless driving. one witness said he appeared to be on the phone -and sped up to drive in front of schulz. also happening today-- the d-c council will hold a fial with dignity" bill. if it passes, the bill would allow terminally ill adult patients-- to recieve a prescription to end the patient's life. if the council and mayor muriel bowser both sign off on it-- the bill would make the district the sixth jurisdiction in the u.s. to allow the act. right now-- president obama is in greece for one of his last international trips as commander in chief of the united states. air force one just touched down a few minutes ago. after a welcoming ceremony-- president obama is scheduled to meet with the president of greece later this morning, and then attend a state
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it's xx and we're just getting started. right now at 4:30. the trump transition in full swing. this morning - how former new york mayor rudy guiliani could fit into the cabiniet of the trump administration. good morning washington. - am clouds, pm sun today - big cool-down late weekend into early next week today: am clouds, stray shower early. pm sunshine. highs: 58-62 winds: nw 5 mph tonight: partly cloudy. lows: 33-42 winds: w 5 mph wednesday: morning sun, becoming mostly cloudy.
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