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baltimore house fire that left six children. all six are among nine from the same family. their siblings and mother made it out alive. the mother katie malone, she's in critical condition this morning. congressm the congressman said he's playipla fraying for her and her and her family. >> they are still trying to wrap their arms around this. >> malone's husband was at work when the fire broke out overnight thursday. a go fund me page has been set up to help the family raise money. more than $90,000 collected. here's a new look to the cold coins from the u.s. treasury. lady libertys being portrayed as a woman of color. the black woman wearing the crown of stars. 1792 is the year the
was established. and the coin celebrates the mint's 225th year. another coin story. >> a man loaded up five wheelbarrows full of pennies. that's nearly $3,000 worth all to pay a tax bill at the local dmv in virginia. oh, my word. look at that. >> there were so many pennies that the coin counting machine broke so dmv employees had to count each one by hand. wheelbarrows full of pennies counted by hand. >> there was eve an fine for the county. it was about the same amount. but it's the principle. >> he was just ticked off and this is what he did in response. >> kind of like my hero. coming up the good samaritan who risked his life for an arizona state trooper. the trooper ambush in the dark by an armed suspect at the scene of
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officer down. >> reporter: an officer responding to a car crash on the highway ambushed by an armed suspect. blind sided in the pitch dark in the early morning. the man who saved his life. >> it's a civilian. >> reporter: a civilian driving past with his wife on this remote part of i-10. >> i don't know that my trooper would be alive today without his asis stance. >> reporter: the officer was responding to a call when he came across an overturned vehicle. he began to secure the area around the crash when suddenly the suspect attacks him. shooting the officer at least once in the chest before then leaping on top of him. >> the suspect is getting the better of the trooper and is on top of him and striking the trooper's head on the pavement. >> reporter: the civilian driving past pulls over. the officer calls for help and the man draws his personal gun. he picks up the police radio to call for help after shooting the suspect. >> if our worst hour we may need
thank you for the support and thank you it was trust. >> reporter: the officer is expected to recover. the woman in the car accident has passed away. authorities are looking into what possible motive the suspect could have had. they're also questioning the civilian who stepped in about exactly what happened. coming up, the investigation into backpage.com. >> the new evidence unearthed by senate investigation into the sex trafficking of underage girls. you're watching "world news now." "world news now"
nightline investigation has been on this case and now this week the senate has found shocking evidence. >> reporter: how are you doing? >> reporter: for parents tom and nicole, this is a long awaited day of reckoning. they've come to the capitol for a major hear snchlgt. >> it's time to accept sex trafficking has entered the digital age. >> reporter: targeting backpage.com. >> it's a 60 $0 million company built on selling sex and importantly selling it with children. >> reporter: the company's suited executives for the first time forced to stand and listen to a damming indictment on a national stage. >> those children were still sold. they just tried to sanitize it. that, ladies and gentlemen, is the definition of
simply evil. >> when i grow up, i'd like to be a doctor. >> reporter: a few short years after that video was taken tom and nicole's then 15-year-old daughter who we'll call natalie would be sold for sex on backpage.com. it's a basic classified ad site with racy adult sections. legal services that law enforcement called thinly veiled code for prostitution. in the past many filed lawsuits saying they facility prostitution. a law has protected the site. >>. the most important part of the act is it protects freedom of speech on the internet. if you have someone selling a stolen car on your website and you don't know that the car is stolen, you are now not responsible for the selling of a stolen vehicle. >> you're not liable for what's on your site. is that one way to interpret it? >> you really aren't necessarily liable for the
people. >> reporter: and so the dallas based company flourished worth an estimated $500 million while the ceo and other back page people have remained out of the public eye. a year of investigating the controversial website backpage.com led us to the capitol. >> there was a staff report that shows it's been deeply come police it in online sex trafficking. >> this is not about curbing first amendment rights. >> reporter: they found they weren't just hosting ads. it was erasing words to hide underage trafficking. >> a back page moderator stated any time we saw the young word we were to edit it out. >> reporter: the site would remove words like little girl, perhaps most shockingly, amber alert from adult ads and allow them to be posted to the site anyway. on the witness stand,
officers all declining to testify. just hours before the hearing back page shut down the entire adult services section. replacing the pages with a banner saying the government has unconstitutionally censored this content. >> reporter: some anti-trafficking group said it was a critical tool depended on america's vice detectives to locate and recover missing children. the electronic frontier foundation says the invasive burdensome inquiry into the the editorial practices creates an intense chilling effect for any website operator seeking to define their own moderation procedures for the third party content they host. just as quickly as back page's adult section was shut down, we found similar ads on other parts of the site, like on the men seeking women dating pages. back page is truly a
empire. according to senate report, it operates in 97 countries and 943 locations worldwide. as far as what the future holds, the senate sub committee is considering referring this case to the department of justice. there's a new criminal case against back page citing new evidence. back page said fight the charges. >> reporter: this is not a fight the parents chose. but they're determined to win for other little girls then a their dreams. >> there's nothing really that i'm not looking forward to. certainly hard to see those young girls. >> yeah. >> and the position they've been put in. knowingly, really. >> this has been a passion product for our reporter who as she mentioned traveled all over the world to try to track down this ceo. she was pointing out on twitter just being there in the room at the senate hearing with him after chasing him around the world and chasing those folks
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insomniac theater time. it is friday the 13th. there is one scary movie this weekend. there are plenty of other choices opening this weekend. >> i saw the trailer for bye bye man. no thank you for me. >> frightening. >> this morning we start with "silence". it's about two christian missionaries in japan where they were being crucified. >> it seems to me our mission here is more urgent than ever. we must go find father farera. >> this is in your hearts in both of you? and i must trust.
the moment you set foot in that country, you step into high danger. >> it looks like a powerful film. it's scoring high marks with rotten tomatoes. 84 % fresh score. one writes though gorgeous it's long, frequently boring and whoafully unengaging at some of its most critical moments. not a favorable review there. but another says here is a movie about the importance of religion that will move you regardless of whatever god you worship or don't. >> it sounds like a feel good movie, doesn't it? no. up next, "patriots day". it recreates the bombing in boston and the man hunt and the behind the scenes chaos. the decision making that took place and
enforcement. >> you have a lot of people talking but they're talking about the wrong people. you released the photos of our guys, sit back and listen, trust me. start letting boston work for us. i'm telling you. >> i understand boston, but i can't just snap my fingers. this decision goes up to the attorney general. >> i'll call him right now. this is my city, rick. release the pictures. >> a certified fresh rating, patriots day is catching flak from those who say wahlberwahlb character never existed. one says the film is most f fascinating when it shows the confusion after the bombing and the pileup of differing opinions and clashing egos. maybe "bye bye man" will be the ticket for the weekend. >> i don't know. i'm not going. th's
this morning the fbi fbi being investigated. >> at issue james comey's handling of hillary clinton's e-mails. a public letter days before the election. what could come of that probe. the president-elect's top cabinet picks breaking rank with trump over key issues and sending mixed messages about russian relations in the future. this is a mishap on tv. gives the appearance of a russian takeover. the details ahead. then the prisurprise at the white house. president obama days away from bidding a final farewell pulled a fast one on the president. what he did that brought bide