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this morning on sh"world ne now," the growing list of people not attending the inauguration. >> as hear from the civil rights hero, john lewis and why he feels he had to take a stand. new developments from mexico where investigators are piecing together a deadly shooting at a nightclub. video shows club dpoeers trying to escape the chaos. and the shocking case of two girls accused of murder. we'll have the details revealed in an upcoming hbo documentary and what the parents of one of the girls said in their first tv interview. and can you name the seven wonders of the world? well can't either, but we can tell you about the new s
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wonders of instagram. the most visited tourist spots according to social media site. how many have you been to? thanks for joining us on this tuesday, january 17th. from abc news, this is "world news now." welcome, everybody. since we're talking about instagram, we've traded kendis in for gio benitez. how many followers on instagram? >> i don't know. >> 92.3 followers. >> creepy. >> not that i've been checking. there you are. >> what? oh, this is a good one. that's a good one. >> that was the caption on this one? >> it was just hi from texas. and i was in texas on a shoot. >> i like how you embrace the nostrils? >> let's do one. >> here we go. and we just -- i was the donkey in this picture now. >> we are going to
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the world, and you'll get get to see our photos at those locations, but first the count down to inauguration with a growing number of lawmakers vowing to skip the ceremony. >> in three days donald trump will be the 45th president of the united states. at least 35 congressional democrats say they won't witness it. the deciding factor for some, the attack on john lewis. trump ignored requests for apologies. yesterday he met with martin luther king's eldest son. >> reporter: president-elect trump dodging questions about his clash with civil rights icon john lewis. >> do you stand by your tweet that he's all talk, no action. >> reporter: the georgia congressman igniting the feud with this statement. >> i don't see it as president-elect has a legitimate president. i think the russians participated in helping this man get
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and they helped destroy the candidacy of hillary clinton. >> reporter: trump firing back that lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district which is in horrible shape and crime infested. and that lewis is all talk, talk, talk, no actions or results. sad. but lewis rose to prominence as a man of action in civil rights. his georgia district is hardly the slum donald trump described. atlanta to trump, wrong on the front page of a paper. now 30 members of congress, all democrats, boycotting trump's inauguration. even some republicans indicating trump went too far. senator ben sasse tweeting june lewis and his talk have changed the world. mike pence visiting the martin luther king memorial defending trump. >> for
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say it's not a legitimate president, it's disappointing to me. i hope he reconsiders. >> reporter: trump cancelling plans to visit the african american museum of history and culture in washington and instead meeting with martin luther king ii. >> first of all, i think that in the heat of emotion, a lot of things get said on both sides. and i think that at some point i am, as john lewis and others are a bridge builder. >> reporter: congressman lewis didn't address his battle with the president-elect but he made it clear, he's not backing down. >> when you see something that is not right, not fair, not just, you have a moral obligation to do something to say something, and not be quiet. >> reporter: representative lewis also getting support from the first lady, michelle obama tweeting this. thinking of dr.
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leaders like john lewis who carry on his legacy. may their example be our call to action. congressman lewis has said this will be the first inauguration he's missed since being elected in 1986. that's actually not the case. he sat out george w. bush's swearing in. he lost the popular both. lewis said it would be hypocritical to attend because he didn't feel bush was the true elected president. jeopardy may have tuned into this lewis controversy and the fact he would be making headlines. last night's category was this hero of civil rights marches was first elected to represent georgia's district in 198 6. none of the contestants got the answer of the question. the episode was recorded weeks ago. the answer was john lewis.
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>> jeopardy having psychic premonitions. anduropean leaders responding. they complained allies are not paying their fair share and predicted countries would leave the european union. the french president said europe doesn't need outside advice to tell it what to do, and the german chancellor angela merkel said, we europeans have our fate in our own hands. trump will have to find another spokesperson for the national security council. his first candidate withdrew from consideration following allegations that she plagiarized parts of a recent book. the publisher has since pulled the book. >> now to the weather in the upper midwest, freezing rain, snow and ice and hundreds of accidents on the icy roads. nine deaths over the weekend are being blamed on that storm.
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from colorado to maine. parts of 16 states. to the south, thunderstorms, heavy rain and tornadoes. at least one twister touched down in houston. and overnight the storm system is moving into the northeast and parts of the interior. we'll see light freezing rain. that will make roads icy, particularly in the ie higher elevations. a new winter storm on the west coast with heavy rain and mountain snow as well. all right. the widow of the orlando nightclub shooter is expected to make her court appearance in oakland, california. noor salman was taken into custody. she faces charges in connection with with the nightclub attack that left 49 people dead. her attorney says salman had no foreknowledge of the attack for could she predict what would have happened. and we're learning more about the american killed during a nightclub shooting in mexico. officials say the victim
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the people trying to escape the shooting. >> reporter: the frightening moments caught on cell phone video. >> all of a sudden we heard four to five very clear shots. >> reporter: club goers ducking for cover and running after a gunman opens fire outside a club in mexico. five people were killed. mexican authorities say three of them were part of the security personnel trying to protect people inside the club. the aftermath, dozens of party goers injured including at least four americans. an american from washington state shot in the backside. another from houston shot in both arms. >> i couldn't move. >> his friend was shot. >> her last words to me was i don't feel anything. >> reporter: and died thereafter. the shooting happened during an event part of the 10 day electronic music festival.
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the nightclub was denied access because he had a gun. that's when they said he exchanged gunfire with a person inside and security tried to stop it. thank you. such a scary moment. this morning a major investment in the u.s. gm will spend $1 billion on factories creating or keeping at least 1,000 jobs in this country. president-elect trump has been pressuring u.s. auto makers to produce their vehicles in the u.s. fiat chrysler and ford have announced such plans. a much bigger cousin being told not in my house on social media. >> that is waffle having a hissy fit as a bob cat lurks outside a home in colorado. >> that house cat kept the bob cat at bay with helps of the doors and windows. the bob cat has a dude,
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your problem look on his face. no fur was sent flying. >> he is not having it. get out of here. look at that. >> that is cute. >> i wonder what would happen if you opened the door. >> yeah. i'm not sure he'd be that tough. coming up, we'll take a look at martin luther king junior may have had a dream, but his wife had just one simple wish. hear what audio recordings are revealing. first the new details about the shockin slenderman case. and later the most instagramed spots on earth. we invite you to view our instagram pages. you're watching "world news now." the worst thing about toilet germs? they don't stay in the toilet. disinfect your bathroom with lysol bathroom trigger...
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>> a documentary is showing what one of the girl's parents is now saying. >> reporter: a new documentary shedding light on a crime that horrified the nation. >> slenderman. >> reporter: hbo's beware the slenderman, taking a look at the 2014 so-called slenderman inspired attack. >> this isn't a who done it. we know they did it. it's really a how done it. it's a why done it. >> reporter: officials say morgan geyser and anissa wire at the time just 12 years old lured their friend peyton into the woods in wisconsin stabbing her 19 times with a kitchen knife. though left for dead, 12-year-old peyton climbed to a nearby passer by. >> is there any bleeding going on? >> her clothing has blood on it. >> reporter: the girls later said they attacked her friend to please
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>> i was scared knowing he could kill my whole family in three seconds. >> reporter: in the documentary, one of the girls' parents speaking out saying her daughter spent a lot of time on the internet. adding they had no clue their daughter thought slenderman was real. thank you for that. and the parents of anissa wire appeared yesterday on good morning america for their first television interview. surreal is the best way to describe it. you struggle with how are you processing what you're finding out about what your child is zsh. >> capable of? >> being suspected of. >> during the interview tapes that we've seen, they thoroughly believed that slenderman was real and they wanted to prove that he was real. >> it's incredible they really believed he was real. >> and as a parent, who was going to think their child is capable of something like that, es
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each of the girls pleaded guilty by reason of mental defect or disease. and they each face up to 65 years in prison if convicted. >> unbelievable. i think that show is starting on march 11th on hbo. it will be fascinating to watch. coming up in the next half hour here, alligators in florida are nothing new. i know all about that, but wait until you see this one caught on camera inside a nature reserve. he's so huge he looks more like a dinosaur. >> it really does. but first, the exclusive recordings of correta scott king that we are just hearing proving that she, too, was a force to be reckoned with. you're watching "world news now." "world news now"
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president obama and michelle obama spent his final martin luther king day in office painting a mural at a
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shelter in washington d.c. and the obamas help some of the youngest residents put the finishing touches on the wall of hope. that shelter is where they donated their girl's castle. they've outgrown that since then. the president and the first lady greeted a group of kids that are playing on the swing set, and the president said the whole thing brings back memories. >> that's nice. it is often said that behind every great man is a great woman. now audio of the late wife of dr. martin luther king junior confirms the words. >> it's part of a memoir by correta scott king. my life, my love, my legacy. >> reporter: a dream dr. king shared with his wife who fought for 15 years to establish this day to honor her husband. >> what we know of my father really came
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and determination. >> reporter: in a newly released memoir mrs. king made it clear from the beginning of their marriage she would be a force to be reckoned with. listen to that recording as she recalls a conversation with her husband. >> i said, well, you know, i love being your wife and the mother of your children, but if that was all i did, i would go crazy. >> reporter: your father wrote this about your mother. a wife with make or break a husband. my wife was always stronger than i was through the struggle. was that your mom? >> uh-huh. >> in the difficult, challenging times, she rose to an occasion. >> i believe that martin was chosen. i believe that i was chosen. and i say to the kids, this family was chosen as well. >> reporter: she thought she was as destined as him to do good things, great things. >> yes. >> reporter: out of the spotlight, mrs. king had
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simple wish. >> i told him every woman wants a house. that's all i need is a house. i'm fine. >> reporter: and your father didn't want people to think he was benefitting from the movement. >> and your mom is like i want a house. and she got that. it tells you a little bit about her ta nasty. that put to the test in 1956 when their home was bombed. >> daddy was a leader, but mother was the one who first experienced the manifestation of a threat. she was in the home when it was bombed, not him. >> reporter: and her baby girl. how do we use what your parents fought so hard for to move forward? >> my mother said struggle is a never ending process. freedom is never won. you earn and it in every generation. >> there's a whole family dealing with the consequences of whatever the movement
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ur head. new herbal essences let life in" it is time now for the mix. and we are learning the seven instagram wonders of the world. >> i love this. >> it turns out we've been to a couple. >> a few. >> these are the places that are most instagramed based on the number who posted the hash tag. the golden gate bridge is one. we've also got the eiffel tower and big ben. those are the top three. and noter dam in france. i didn't know this, by the way. i had one of my wedding pictures in front of big ben. when i got married there was no zb zb instagram. i just posted it. >> comment on it. love plays a role in
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tower. >> it went viral. here i thought i was going to take the cake with my wedding picture, and then you show up with your engagement photo. >> the other, the bridge khalifa. we're showing this one to prove i was there. >> stolen epic picture. >> that means now we have to go to golden feat, noter dame, and machupicu. >> let's talk about pizza. >> i love it. >> there is a pizza owner who actually closed up shop but then went to facebook and said why he closed up shop. he says it's with bittersweet emotions i must inform you it is closed tonight. i am at the magic millions on a horse that i have that has won a big race and i have had a few
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work. people went crazy. >> he won a lot of money hard to blame him, but i think he should give free pizza the next day when he opens. >> love the honesty. >> next to a man showing out of an social media with cracking walnuts. perhaps you can call him the nutcracker. it's unusual. he calls himself guru dush. the man can crack walnuts with his actual biceps. and of course, i couldn't pass up on this opportunity, so i just -- >> no, you didn't. >> i happen to have some walnuts sitting around, and since anyone who follows you on instagram knows what good shape you're in, we have to put this to the test. you. >> you have to crack the
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this morning on "world news now" the midwest is getting hammered by a deadly ice storm. cars are unable to get any traction on some completely iced over roadways. and that system continues to march east. we'll have the forecast just ahead. >> and we're learning more about the terrifying ordeal club goers went through in mexico. one american has been killed as we hear from a texas man thankful to be home. >> and new this half hour, what first kind of looked like a dinosaur creeping out of a florida marsh. >> it is. this is an alligator. what we're finding out this morning about that beast that's lighting up the internet. >> huge. and the high drama that lit up last night's episode of "the bachelor." can you guess who fell asleep during the rose ceremony. someone else got the

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