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keep sacramento dry. >> a river is rising and people have been stuck in this hotel for a couple of days. and this rain isn't going away any time soon. abc news, california. that's going to be hard to keep dry in northern california. again today, that's not the only area facing bad weather. >> paul williams has the details for us. good morning. >> good morning. still concerned about widespread flooding throughout california affecting sacramento, san francisco, all the down through fresno. look along i-5, flooding and snow in the upper elevation. between four to eight feet in some areas. frigid air from the north to the south putting the deep freeze in a sharp contrast to the south of the front. to the north of it, icy cold. it's going to bring about snow showers in the great lakes and reaching back toward portions of wyoming to idaho. in the northeast, a batch of
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along with mild air coming out of the ohio valley region. our thanks to paul. to an incident out of oklahoma ci city. police are trying to find a man accused of an attempted kidnapping at a wrestling tournament. they release third down video showing the incident. a man putting an 8-year-old in a bear hug and trying to get away with him. the boy was kicking and screaming the entire time before the man eventually dropped him. some best buy geek squad employees have been moonlighting as fbi informants. the payments were made in kentucky over a four year period from 2008 to 2012. a in a statement best buy denied a formal relationship, but they said there's a moral and legal obligation to inform about some material. walmart plans to eliminate 1
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month. most of the cuts will come from the human resources department. walmart announced 7,000 job cuts in december. they are looking to trim expenses as it focuses on online sales and boost wages for employees. this image involves a famous surfing dog named sugar. >> there was quite an encounter. can you make out what's in the wave? >> there's sugar on the surfboard. look on the water. that's a shark swimming a few feet away from sugar. um, thankfully her owner said sugar was fine. and she'll be back on her board soon. apparently the shark does not have a sweet tooth for sugar, but -- >> the dog is named sugar, a sweet tooth. >> the zog a talented surfer. i'm jealous of her skills i'm trying to save you by talking
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about -- >> it's a famous dog. yeah. all right. coming up the legacy of michelle obama. leave me hanging out there in the meantime. >> the president's emotional tribute to his wife last night. we'll take a look at that and how she reinvented the role of first lady. >> and one mom's message to all parents after she saved her daughter's life. the incredible moment caught by a nanny cam. you're watching "world news now." (coughs) that cough doesn't sound so good. well i think you sound great. move over. easy booger man. take mucinex dm. it'll take care of your cough. fine! i'll text you in 4 hours when your cough returns. one pill lasts 12 hours, so... looks like i'm good all night! ah! david, please, listen. still not coughing. not fair you guys! waffles are my favorite! ah! some cough medicines only last 4 hours. but just one mucinex lasts 12 hours. start the relief. ditch the misery.
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and good humor. >> president calling her by her full name from the south side. paying tribute to his wife during his farewell speech in chicago. >> usually that means you're in trouble, but he was phrasing her saying she made the white house a blaze that belongs to everybody. >> as they get ready to exit the stage, we look at the first lady's legacy of hope and inspiration. >> reporter: from the first steps on election night in 2008 in chicago, she struck a chord with so many, transfixed by a first lady who was unapologetically herself and never afraid to break the rules. from the beginning this educated lawyer maintained that her primary role in the white house would be mom and chief to her young daughters. >> she had these very young children coming into the white house, and as she had said since, what am i doing with these babies? it is a very difficu
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>> reporter: but she soon adopted causes that defined her as america's mom, improving the lives of families all over the country. >> michelle obama. >> reporter: a signature cause, fighting childhood obesity with her let's move campaign. spurring the country to get up and dance. she's been a champion for higher education, pushing the disadvantaged to always dream big and working globally to give more kids access to quality education. her passion? rooted in her own uniquely american story growing up on the south side of the chicago. >> her father's family from georgetown, south carolina. not far removed from slavery. making the migration to chicago as so many african americans did. understanding that the way for his children to have a better life was a good education. and for her to be able to embody that was very, very important.
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her initiation into american royalty. ♪ >> reporter: but as the very first african american first lady, she faced unique challenges. something she addressed in a 2015 commencement at the historically black university. >> the first time i was on a magazine cover it was a cartoon drawing of me with a huge aftro and a machine gun. it knocked me back a bit. >> reporter: now as the obamas prepare to say good-bye, the first lady imploring americans to never giver up. >> empower ourselves with a good education and then get out there and use that education to build a country worthy of your boundless promise. lead by example with hope. never fear. and know that i will be with you rooting for you and working to support you for the rest of my life. being your first lady has been the grea
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and i hope i've made you proud. [ applause ] >> reporter: juju chang, abc news, new york. nine days left? >> yeah. she's been such a role model for so many people. so many people teared up during that speech. coming up, it's time to play in the ball pit just for grownups. >> and then there's our youngster, will, who is in the house with that story and more. "world news now" conti
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it's a new year filled with unique stories. >> will is here. >> thank you. happy new year. >> happy new year to you. for our first truth for the new year, how about we keep it all in the family. >> okay. >> these siblings didn't have to travel too far to see each other. they all live in the same nursing home. lawrence the brother in the back in the brown sweater was the last to join the party at the living center in november joining his sisters whose ages range from 85 to 90. they started their lives
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reunited all these years later. >> is it now a home just for them? >> they run the party now. >> i wonder if they're still fighting over the remote and doing typical sibling things. >> i think he joined the home to keep up the men that are trying to hit on his sisters. >> move over. >> yeah. or i'll move you over. >> i don't know why i said it in italian. >> they're italian and from outside of boston. >> there you go. >> next up, we've been on bad dates. one restaurant in florida is here to bail you out the next time that tinder date tanks. the restaurant posted a sign in their bathroom advising women to order an angel shot from the bar if they need help escaping a bad date. the idea is to keep women safe when they're meetin
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the first time. if they order it need, they'll be escorted to the car. or they can order it with lime and the restaurant staff will call the police. >> this is serious. >> this is meant for if you think someone is dangerous, not just -- >> a bad date. >> that's not what his photo looked like. ? yeah. it's not if you're being cat fished. it's if the guy is totally creepy. >> yeah. good idea right? >> why is the internet freaking out about this beach? it's an adult ball pit made up of 1.1 million white plastic balls. the installation was created in new york and traveled from d.c. to tampa and now folks down under are unleashing their inner child to take the plunge. >> we need that. >> i love that. maybe a little "world news now" field trip?
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>> bring it here. >> yeah. >> that would be great. >> that's it for this half hour. cold & flu viruses from things in your home for up to 48 hours? it's like having a sick family member that you didn't even know was there. and we all know what happens when one family member gets sick. but lysol spray and lysol wipes kill 99.9% of germs including 8 common cold & flu viruses to help protect your home this cold and flu season. check sunday's paper to save up to $4 on lysol and buy any 5 lysol products for 100 bonus box tops. you knmegared omega-3s... but did you know your eyes, your brain, and your joints really love them too? introducing megared advanced 4in1... just one softgel delivers mega support. cough doesn't sound so good. take mucinex dm. i'll text you in 4 hours when your cough returns. one pill lasts 12 hours, so... looks like i'm good all night! some cough medicines
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just one softgel delivers mega support. a mother in dallas is this morning feeling grateful no doubt that she paid attention during infant safety training. she had to test the training on her one-year-old daughter. thankfully she saved the little girl from chokes. >> she hopes other parents will take the classes as well. >> do you like my train house? >> reporter: welcome to the play room of the hull sisters.
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one sister is almost two. you'll find them surrounded by princesses. >> i like princesses. >> reporter: and never far from a snack. >> we're pretty vigilant with what they eat. sunday afternoon the mother pulled out the veggie chips. >> this was not something i was alarmed at giving her. >> reporter: as she learned in the minutes that followed, everything was recorded on this nanny cam. >> i was fiddling with the tv and then i finally heard something. she was running toward me. >> reporter: it was her daughter turning. >> i gave her back blows and nothing happened. so i did the heimlich and right when i did it, it popped out. >> she was eating and then she choke. >> reporter: even her big sister jumped into action. >> i got her water. >> reporter: the american academy of pediatrics says an average of 12,400 kids under 14 end up in ers for choking
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year. hull says in her case, it was the infant safety classes she and her husband took before their daughter was born that made the difference. >> we sat in the classes before we had kids, and they were teaching us exact lay what to do. >> reporter: she shared the videos as a scary reminder that the courses were worth it. that's why she wants you to see it. because you'd do anything to keep your child safe. one day you might have to. >> i remember how scared it was i was. it just happened and i was really thankful that it went the way it went. >> happy to report on a happy ending, and that's the news for this half hour.
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this morning on "world news now," new fears of russian involvement in american politics. intelligence officials are looking into unconfirm claims that russia gathered personal information about president-elect trump. those allegations represented to trump at his intelligence briefing but this morning the president-elect is calling the whole story. hear how his transition team is responding. yes, we did. president obama's farewell speech. his message of hope and enment for many americans uncertain of the future and what brought him to tears in a city that started it all for the first family. and later the move to shut down a back page.com website. opponents say it promotes prostitution, but site's executives were no shows in congress while victims

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