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books this morning, tough questions for the cabinet hopefuls. >> it's shaping up to be the toughest day on capitol hill as questions of insider trading swirl around the next nominee. plus one question bernie sanders asked the press secretary of education. and the expect wanted for killing an officer has been captured. hear how police zeroed in on him and how the slain officer's family is responding. donald trump's obsession with twitter has earned him the name of tweeter in chief. what happens to people who tweet back? >> and if you recently received a picture like this from your significant other, don't be fooled. they might not be sleeping
it's the latest viral challenge that is trending of the interwebs. don't try pulling a fast one on this wednesday, january 18th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> you really have to go to such great lengths to lie? >> if you plan on hanging out with the fellas as opposed -- >> can't you say i'm going out with the boys? instead a fake photo shoot. >> yes, and you keep a crop of them. >> you sound experienced. >> i'm a believer in it. >> we'll have to discuss it later. we'll start the half hour with president-elect donald trump coming to the defense of his pick for health secretary. the man who would be tasked with replacing obama care. >> he's now facing difficult questions from lawmakers today as democrats call for an investigation into his stock trades. price who is a surgeon is under fire for buying $15,000 in stock
then introducing legislation that would have benefitted the company. the transition team says the purchase was made by an independent broker without price's knowledge. trump's nomination for education secretary is promising not to dismantle public schools. she insisted she would address the needs all of parents and students. but bernie sanders seemed concerned about her political do nations. >> do you think if you were not a multibillionaire, if your family has not made hundreds of millions of dollars to contributions to the republican party that you would be sitting here today? >> senator, as a matter of fact, i do think that there would be that possibility. i've worked very hard on behalf of parents and children for the last almost 30 years to be a voice for parents and -- voice for students and to empower parents. >> she acknowledged her family may have donated
republicans. democrats complained she hasn't finalized her ethics disclosured ahead of the hearing. let's talk about the inauguration. a list of democratic lawmakers planning to skip has swelled to more than 50. >> that's not stopping donald trump from continuing to go after john lewis. we have more on that and the final inaugural preparations. >> reporter: in the nation's capitol, the finishing touches. from sound checks to paint touchups. donald trump tweeting people are pouring into washington in record numbers. at least 800,000 people expected right here in this -- and it's where it happens. he'll be sworn in using two bibles. the one his mother gave him as a child, and the one abraham lincoln used. barack obama the only one to use it besides lincoln. the president-elect practicing his address with the
podium. flown to new york for rehearsals. the lineup short on a-listers, a runner up on america's got talent will be there. the mormon tabernacle choir two. and one in four democrats say they're boycotting led by john lewis. >> i don't see this president-elect as a legitimate president. i think the russians participated in helping this man get elected. and they helped destroy the candidacy of hillary clinton. >> reporter: the president-elect and the civil rights hero feuding for days. trump pointing out though lewis said he's never missed an inaugurati inauguration, he skipped george bush's as well. >> how do you forget if you skip an inauguration?
that. he got caught, and it's pretty bad. and it's making him look bad. >> reporter: trump is taking office as our washington post poll shows only 40% of americans approve of how he's handling the transition. that's 30 points lower than his three sprepredecessors. the cakeoff to the inaugural festivities. the first time that many in the diplomatic community will meet this incoming administration. thank you. meanwhile republicans say they will present a replacement for obama care within a week. the joint plan from susan collins of maine allows states to keep the law or choose from other options if they want. we're waiting to hear what the other options would be. the news comes amid a report from the nonpartisan congressional office that found 18 million people will lose health care within a year if the
program is repealed and not replaced. congressional republicans are among the most vocal critics about the commuting of the sentence of chelsea manning. convicted for leaking more than 700,000 documents to wikileaks. manning came out as transgender after being sentenced to 35 years in prison. she attempted decide twice last year and now she's been granted clemency. manning will be released this may. paul ryan calls the move outrageous and senator john mccain says it will only encourage further acts of of espionage. at least one cheering it is the wikileaks founder. he calls her a hero. the stateme breaking news from orlando where the suspect in the murder of a police officer has been
home after being on the run for nine days. he's accused of killing a police officer and of killing his pregnant ex-girlfriend. her mother spoke after the capture. >> my daughter, she deserved justice. she really does deserve justice. i'm glad he's caught. i'm glad now i can ask him why. why would you want to do this to our family and try to kill both of my babies? >> officials say they were able to find loyd because he started texting friends and investiga r investigators were able to zero in on him. in texas dash cam video of a gas explosion. you can see the officer speeding toward the scenes. flames shot more than 100 feet into the air. it took about two hours for the fire to be brought under control. no one was injured. >> talk about hot. how about a youngster who was a ho
shooting hoops. >> calvin is two. he's already a better free throw shooter than shaquille o'neal ever was. granted, calvin has gravity on his side in this video. >> his ability to shoot or drop the ball through the hoop has lots of internet fans convinced that calvin is destined for basketball glory. now we have to gawait for him t grow five more feet. >> just five feet would be great. 5'3"? >> uh-huh. >> good job. >> coming up, presidential inauguration price tag. the money raised so far from rich donors breaking records in a production that could surpass $200 millions, but what are the donors expecting in return. and what one high school junior got in return for a snarky tweet
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♪ ♪ >> nothing but the hits. >> doesn't it make you feel better? >> that's all i can do is a head bop at this point. >> more money, more problems. the theme right now. two days away from the big day, the inaugural committee is reportedly raising double from obama praised for his first inauguration. >> after campaigning for several months, mostly on his dime while claiming he doesn't owe anyone political favors, the question is what are the big
expecting from president trump in return. >> reporter: as much as he did with his beauty pageants, and his nbc program, the apprentice, the president-elect reported to be personally involved in the tine yis of details for his inauguration. american taxpayers as they have for years, will pay for the official part of the program. which stand ins were practicing this week. some $115 million for the platform in front of the capitol. along with security and other trappings of power. another 90 to $100 million, much more than ever before will come from private money, corporations and the wealthy who can choose from the trump menu of inauguration packages including tickets to an exclusive candle light dinner, a concert and fireworks and a ball. >> they wanted $1 million. to buy for half a
tickets. i needed eight. so i had to send him $1 million. of the 90 million, i'm $1 million of that. >> a business partner in las vegas and vice chair of the inaugural committee. >> $18,000 a night, it's pricey. >> the place to stay for anyone courting the next president is trump's hotel down pennsylvania avenue from the white house. already the bar scene here jammed with washington's new a-list. >> reporter: these are not necessarily people who know where the fork and the knife go at the dinner table, but they know how to get thing done. >> reporter: all for a president who initially campaigned saying he did not need special interest and their money and he wanted to drain the swamp. >> i don't need anybody's money. i'm using my own money. i'm not using the lobbyists or donors. >> reporter: now trump's inaugural committee is taking
the big corp. rags that will need a good relationship with the next president. big banks, corporations which want approval for giant mergers and america's billionaire elite. >> we'll know a lot of people there. people we've done business with and people we know. i'm looking forward to it. these sort of stories have the conventions, do you think there's a party that he's allowed into in d.c. at all or immediately they see him coming and they're like no. >> forget it. >> brian was not able to find the names of the donors because they're apparently being kept secret for now. the trump committee said of that 100 million plus they garthers, whatever is left over will be given to charity. interestingly enough, trump said that this is going to be a fairly low key, elegant but not as lavish
inaugurations past. it's interesting they raised this money. >> i still think brian doesn't get a plus one anywhere. >> coming up, two sisters missing for more than 30 years have been found alive and well. kelly and kimberly yates disappeared in 1985. here's a break in the cold case that led investigators to them. first a high school junior who got himself blocked on twitter by donald trump. what he tweeted to the future president that ended up going viral. you're watching "world news now."
plans to continue doing so in the white house. z8 punch u punches at critics, but apparently he blocks some of them. we caught up with a 16-year-old high school junior from detroit who got blocked. here's juju chang. >> reporter: like a typical teenager, part of this boy's morning routine, checking his social media. when it comes to twitter, this junior class president is not typical. he seems to have made a powerful enemy, the next president of the united states. donald trump. dubbed the tweeter in chief, trump's use of twitter prolific and provocative stokiing global feuds and controversy at home. >> firing off these tweets. >> reporter: one of the main tools he's wielded in his rise to power, his megaphone aimed at individual citizens who dare to
>> i call them a reject cheeto. it was crazy. it was a first time a tweet of mine has received that kind of attention. >> reporter: the tweet got thousands of likes and retweets and a lot of hate. and then he was blocked by the real donald trump. being blocked by donald trump gained him a bit of twitter game. but there have been a lot of haters too. >> hopefully you'll go over the wall and never come back. >> reporter: hate tweets fromk8 strangers warped into hate tweets from classmates. his parents say they've never face third down kind of bigotry before. >> we discussed deleting his account. he's entitled to his voice. freedom of speech. >> reporter: and antonio who sees political activism in his future has become an inspiration to his friends. >> do you have anything how he was unafraid? i should speak up as
topic of conversation for this group. >> your president has you blocked. >> i check every day. i haven't done it since the weekend. i was busy. >> look at it. finally. >> you're unblocked? >> tlo there we go. unblocked. >> sometime over the weekend you were unblocked by donald trump? >> reporter: the whole experience taught antonio how to respectfully disagree. no snarky tweets? >> not what i used to do. >> reporter: why? >> if i want people to maintain a level of maturity, i should maintain it myself. >> reporter: he wastes no time crafting his first tweet to trump after being unblocked. >> first reply he can view in a long time. i hope he sees it. i guess he learned his lesson. what's the first thing you did? immediately tweet back to donald trump. apparently a hash tag going
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start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. okay, there are a lot of guys who are in relationships and their girls or boyfriends will hit them up and say what are you doing? and you're like i'm comfortable in bed. and just hanging out. i'm not actually out. >> under the weather, staying in tonight? >> exactly. so this guy is becoming popular, jay is his name, for doing the same thing. look at this. he looks comfortable. he texted his girlfriend this photo. that dude is just -- >> he's sick. >> he's hanging out at home. texted his girlfriend. the girlfriend believes it. but then you realize, nope, that's not the case. all his friends were around him. he's actually out at the time. he's under his coat. his friend is holding it. the photo showed the real deal
yesterday. i was sick. i post third down photo on my instagram. >> you look you're in bed. >> it was awful. that virus that i got, but apparently there's a little bit of video of that -- that was revealed. listen to it. >> we got it. let's go. let's go this. let's go party. >> that was actually the situation. >> such a liar. >> how we made it all happen. but yeah, that's how the network thinks i -- >> here we think you're home sick in bed. >> i actually wasn't at all. sorry. >> now we know. >> sorry not sorry. >> onto a man too busy to pull any of the pranks. brian known as the uni piper. he's taking multitasking to a
new level. playing the bag pipes while shoveling the street and wearing a darth vader cot tomb, and the bags are on fire. >> he puts the weird in make portland weird. >> how creative of him. portland just got their first big snowfall in a long time. >> he's helping the community while doing what he loves. there's nothing like doing downward dog while having a little bit of -- is it dogwood the beer? >> oh. talk about multitasking. >> this is beer yoga. it's a real thing. so this is germany's beer yoga. the marriage of two great therapie therapies. body, mind, soul. >> am i doing it?
this morning on "world news now," a replacement plan for the affordable care act is on the horizon. republican lawmakers are saying they will roll it out next week. this as a new report confirms how many millions of americans could be affected. and the surprise break in a cold case involving sisters missing since 1985. they've been found alive 2000 miles away from their home. the tip that led investigators to a home in texas and landed a mother in jail. and why live streaming in the locker room might not be the best idea. >> the star receiver that got an ear full from a coach after sharing colorful language. it was being used during the post game victory celebration. >> and hip hop versus r&b.