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this morning on "world news now," con grexal democrats picking apart trump's picks. >> with inauguration one day away the president-elect's choices for a cabinet are getting grilled on capitol hill as rick perry gets ready to explain why he wanted to get rid of the very department he's now tapped to run. and new developments from texas. both george h.w. bush and his wife, barbara have been hospitalized. and the 18-year-old abducted at birth is speaking out publicly for the first time. hear what she's saying about the woman who raised her as her own and is now behind bars. and it's the hopeful tattoo earning one dallas cowboys fan death threats. other fans believing the jinx --
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that she jinxed -- he jinxed the season by predicting a victory. and can you go too far when it comes to team pride? probably. it's thursday, january 19th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> he just crossed right over the line. >> i mean, i do have oscar best picture halloween tattooed to my arm. >> how did that work out? >> nominations are next week. >> we'll have more on the story coming up. we'll start this half hour with the latest parade of cabinet picks heading to capitol hill a day before donald trump takes office. >> first up rick perry nominated to lead the energy department that he once said he wanted to get rid of. perry may be questioned about a new york times report that said he misunderstood what the job was. thinking he would be an ambassador for the oil and gas
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industry. >> and a hearing for treasury secretary. he's expected to defend his record during the housing crisis after people who lost their hopes to foreclosures were on capitol hill yesterday asking democrats to reject his nomination. and the president-elect's choice to run the environmental protection agency told senators he doesn't believe climate change is a hoax. which is what trump has called it in the past. as oklahoma attorney general, though, scott pruitt has sued the epa 14 times. he refused to say if he could recuse himself from the ongoing cases if confirmed as head of the agency. trump's health agency was pounded over plans to replace obama care as well as his stock trades. >> reporter: on capitol hill a crush of confirmation hearings. massive lines of people waiting to hear from some of donald trump's most controversial nominees like tom price.
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of health and human services. donald trump says he has a health care plan. have you seen it? his testimony comes amid a growing outcry. americans demanding answers on how obama care will be repealed and ri placed. price tried to reassure lawmakers americans won't be left in the lurch. but price was pressed on the president-elect's promise earlier this week that his plan would include insurance for everybody. the congressman wouldn't go that far. >> i believe and i look forward to working with you to make sure every american has access to the highest quality and coverage and care possible. >> has access to does not mean they're guaranteed. >> reporter: we believe it's appropriate to put in place a system that gives every person the financial feasibility to be able to purchase the coverage they want for themselves and
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>> reporter: trump promised not to cut funding for medicare and medicare. >> can you assure this committee that you will not cut one dollar from either medicare or medicaid? >> i believe the metric ought to be the care that the patients are receiving. >> i take that as a no? you might want to print out president-elect's statement. i am not going to cut medicare or medicaid and post that above your desk in your new office. >> reporter: price also grilled on ethics. questions about whether he bought stock in health care companies as he was writing legislation to help them. >> did you buy the stock and then did you introduce a bill that would be helpful to the companies you just bought stock? n? >> reporter: the stock was bought by a director making those decisions. >> this is someone who buys stock at your direction. this is someone who buys and sells the stock you want them to buy and sell. >> not true. >> s
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>> that's not true. >> because you decide not to tell them, wink, wink, nod nod and we're supposed to believe it. >> reporter: she didn't stop there. asking what happened when price found out about the stock purchase. >> did you take additional actions after that date to advance your plan to help the company that you now own stock in? >> i'm offended by the insinuation. >> reporter: new questions about another nominee and their household staff. it's the kind of complications that's derailed nominees in years' past. wilbur ross confirming he just fired a household employee after learning they could not prove they were in the country legally. mary bruce, abc news, capitol hill. and donald trump was back in washington last night for a pair of fundraisers. one honoring the vice president elect and the other for his cabinet picks. he also made a surprise visit to his washington d.c. hotel where he ditched the press before going inside for dinner. and soon to be
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tweet third down photo of the event earlier saying how honore trump. organizers put the finishing touches for inauguration day, more lawmakers joined the boycott. 60 house democrats say they will not be there tomorrow to see donald trump sworn in as the country's 45 th president. for some trump's attack on john lewis was the last draw. many don't want to normalize his divisive rhetoric. george h.w. bush and his wife are undergoing treatment at a hospital. he's in the intensive care unit after a procedure to relieve breathing problems stemming from pneumon pneumonia. as a precaution doctors decided to admit mrs. bush. she's in another wing of the same hospital. he was feeling sick the last few weeks from fatigue and coughing. >> over the course of their 72 years, i don't think they've ever been at the hospital at the same time. th
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health throughout most of their lives, and, of course, like a lot of people that reach their upper 80s, or early 90s, they tend to confront some of these challenges on a more regular basis, and they have. again, they got the best doctors and the best nurses at houston methodist hospital. >> and the bushes 72 marriage is the longest of any presidential couple in american history. doctors aren't saying when the 92-year-old former president and his 91 wife will be released from the hospital. we'll keep an eye on this situation throughout the morning. and president obama used part of his final news conference at the white house to defend his decision to grant clemency to chelsea manning. her sentence was commuted after giving hundreds of thousands of documents to wikileaks. by the time she's released from prison she will have served seven years. that was part of how the president justified his move. >> chelsea manning has
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tough prison sentence. due process was carried out that she took responsibility for her crime, that the sentence that she received was very disproportionate relative to what other leakers had received. i feel very comfortable that justice has been served. >> meanwhile wikileaks founder has retreated from his pledge to accept extradition to the united states. if manning was granted clemency. lawyers for him say what he was really asking for was an immediate pardon. critics are using the manning case for just publicity. >> more rains expected. emergency crews made dozens of high water rescues as thousands of motorists were stranded on
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massive flooding shut down much of the city with residents urged to avoid travel. schools for closed. this footage of a pedestrian rescuing that bus driver who was trapped in flood waters. showers are expected to continue this morning before drying out a little bit later. >> tough to walk in and tough to drive. >> absolutely. a good samaritan coming to the rescue. now to one of our favorite subjects. real estate that probably no one watching or delivering it can afford. it's a lavish megamansion in the bell air section of los angeles. it's being called the most expensive home for sale in the country. >> it looks like a hotel. >> it does. >> it's 38,000 square feet of complete luxury. it includes an infinity pool with a swimup bar. there's a 40 feet movie theater and a bowling alley. >> there's also a room with plenty of goodies
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bedrooms and 21 bathrooms because just in case. the home also comes with a fleet of exotic cars worth $30 million -- oh, who you. >> ready for the catch? >> okay. >> the price tag for that bad boy, $250 million. >> it is that bad. >> but that includes the helicopter on the roof. >> well, it's all right then. it just looks like the makings for a rap video. >> we can all dream, can't we? >> yes. >> i mean, i don't even need all of that. i could share that with at least one other person. coming up, new details in the case of the woman who just fioud out he was kidnapped at birth. in an exclusive, hear what she's saying about the mother she thought was her mother. >> and caught in amazing slow motion. do you know what this is? >> it looks like a
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or -- >> we'll tell you in the mix. >> remember, check out our behind the scene picks on instagram. they're not quite as creepy as that thing, but -- >> did you see the golden girls picture? that's kind of creepy. >> maybe they are. stick with us. you're watching "world news now." they have passions to pursue. how do they avoid trips to the post office? stamps.com mail letters, ship packages, all the services of the post office right on your computer. get a 4 week trial, plus $100 in extras including postage and a digital scale. go to stamps.com/tv and never go to the post office again. disinfect with lysol bathroom toilet gtrigger... just stay in the toilet. ... and lysol power foamer. they kill 99.9% of germs. to clean and disinfect your bathroom... ...lysol that.
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now to the 18-year-old from south carolina who just discovered that she was kidnapped at birth. >> she's speaking out for the first time about her life changing revelation as she defends her alleged abductor, the only mother she's ever known. >> she will always be mom. >> reporter: a bomb shell secret turning this girl's world up side down. dna testing revealing alexis with us in fact baby kamaya snatch from a hospital in 1998 when she was hours old. >> your whole life you've been known as alexis, and now it's
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as someone us. nationally. >> reporter: the woman she calls mom, 51-year-old gloria williams is facing charges for her kidnapping. have you had a chance amid the chaos to sit by yourself and think about what's really going on right now? >> it's not so much -- i don't want to. i know it's going to come. >> reporter: why do you think you're waiting in. >> it's not happening. it just doesn't. >> reporter: you're the one. >> this attention is very overwhelming. >> reporter: after years after hoping and waiting, her biological parents made the trip to south carolina alexis meeting them for the first time. i feel like i do owe them that, to give them a chance. >> you know? get to know them. >> reporter: do you think about that ever? what your life would have been like? >> i'm not saying they weren't going to be good parents. i'm not saying that at all, but it would have been a different life.
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family, it's just more life. >> reporter: alexis openly sobbing in court seeing her mom now behind bars. >> that did hurt that they had her in cuffs. she's a gentle woman. >> these things shouldn't happen. they never should happen, and when they do, everybody's life is turned upside down. >> reporter: alexis's attorney said they'll look at her legal options but they also have to focus on the basics. >> driver's license, social security number. the basic documents someone needs to be an adult in america in 2017. >> reporter: alexis says she forgives her mom. >> from that one mistake, i was given the best life. i was. i had everything i ever needed, wanted. i had love, especially. >> reporter: if you could have
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to see happen? >> i understand what she did was wrong, but don't lock her up and throw away the key like everything she did was just awful. she loved me for 18 years. she cared for me for 18 years. >> reporter: alexis couldn't tell us how she found out out of concern that anything she says could be used against her mother. do you feel like you have to protect her in some ways? >> you feel obligated to protect them in any way possible, in any way possible. you can't say they did something wrong, let me -- you know, let me just forget about them and move on. it's not that easy. >> reporter: even though she did what she did? >> i will always love her. >> so amazing how composed she is in all of this. you have to feel for what she must be going through. >> it's tough for that young girl. eva spoke with her for a good hour and a half. she said
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by how composed she was. >> that was eva. an incredible interview. marking the end of an era coming much. >> the countdown to the final flight on marine one and air force one for the first family. we'll have more on that on
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an appropriate song because the obamas will soon be flying away. >> america's first family will soon take that final flight from the capital and along with it the final wave good-bye. it's always sad to see that. here's linsey davis. >> reporter: as much as it is an exit, it is a right of passage. the outgoing president, one last wave good-bye. in 2009 president obama waved from the ground. three days from now he'll be on
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that chopper no longer called marine one which is reserved for the current president. it will likely be called executive one flying the first family where they'll take one final flight aboard the presidential plane. no longer called air force one which is also reserved for the current president. in route to palm springs for vacation. on monday the obamas visited this d.c. shelter where the white house recently donated the backyard swing set. and the first lady post third down video on twitter tweeting taking it in on one last walk through the people's house. trading the white house in for this rented house. their golf clubs and flat screen tv already moved in. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> trying to see how big their tv is. >> their new home probably is a pretty big tv too. it's 8,200 square feet. >> and it's in a neighborhood in washington d.c. >> nin
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okay. >> they'll be fine. the dogs will have their own bedrooms. we'll be back with the mix.
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...lysol that. time now for the mix. anyone who has done a big cooking has probably experienced that time when you crack the egg and it comes out with two yolks. depending on if you want the yolk or white, you think it's awesome or convenient. for one man in england it was especially england. he cracked five double yolks. he decides to turn the camera on just to see what's going to happen on the sixth none. >> no. >> wait for it. >> there's no way. >> boom. six double yolks in a row. would you like to know what the odds of that are? >> what are they? >> ten quinn till yan to one. you apparently have better odds of winning the
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hit by lightning and being bitten by a shark in the same day. he wishes his luck rubbed off on something better like winning the lottery. >> cowboys fans thought they had luck on their side and the odds of winning the super bowl were looking good. there was a fan who was feeling brave. he got a tattoo that said dallas cowboys, super bowl, the star there. yep. with that you see there, champions for super bowl 51. but then they ran into something called aaron rodgers and that miracle catch, so the cowboys won't be in the super bowl. he added an extra i. he's saying now it's soup bowl 52. >> that means all the fans are angry for jinxing h
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now it's for next year. >> they're thinking he's a billy goat. >> okay. onto another person or this time a dog, actually, with some regrets. i want to introduce you to jack the golden retriever. he's having a great time in the backyard. just digging a hole when suddenly the back door opens and he tries to hide the evidence. >> oh. >> you can see him laying his nose over the hole doing his best just a very cute and chill. >> smart dog. >> today's national popcorn day, and in honor of that, we have fun here with popcorn on the set with rena. having a little fun with popcorn. to help us celebrate national popcorn day here's it in slow-mo.
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this morning on "world news now," the latest on former president george h.w. bush and his wife, barbara. both have been hospitalized. we'll have the latest, including the message to donald trump on the eve of his inauguration. >> in texas water rescues as the west coast braces for impact. a new storm threatening to wash out much of california and dumping plenty of snow in the northwest. a water emergency of a different kind. >> a couple of fishing buddies look like they get hooked. going airborne went something went wrong. >> you might have thought it was an urban legend. it's been confirmed. we have a video showing easter eggs are real, and all of pixar's movies are really connected. we'll explain it in "the skinny"

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