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this morning on "world news now," the border wall yet to be built already forming a divide. >> as the search for a way to fund the project is juds way, a call to tax mexican imports at 20% is creating outrage. critics of the idea saying it will drive up prices for americans so what will the true cost eventually be? >> a stunning new twist in the case behind that violent take-down last month of a texas mother and her two daughters. leaked police body cam video that resulted in all criminal charges against the three being dropped. what we're now hearing about that aggressive police officer. meeting the o girls a decade after oprah's leadership academy opened its doors in arf ca, what we're learning about the school's 400 graduates and the new sisterhood bredding around the world. >> mcdonald's sending burger lovers into
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a limited edition of the famed special sauce. will we ever know what really goes into the two all beef patties, lettuce, cheese, onions and a sesame seed bun. it's friday, january 27th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." makes you hungry at this early morning. doesn't it? >> i'm always hungry especially at this hour. you never know if it's breakfast or lunch or dinner just have a big mac. >> it is friday. we begin with a diplomatic clash over president trump's proposed border wall. a meeting with mexico's president now called off. >> the president nieto scrap aid planned visit after a tweet from trump saying if mexico is unwilling to pay for the wall, it would be better to cancel the meeting. the white house calls it a mutual decision.
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comments that suggested the wall would be paid for with a 20% tax on mexican imports. >> when you look at the plan that's taking shape now, using comprehensive tax reform as a means to tax imports from countries we have a trade def at this time from like mexico but by doing it that way, we can easy by pay for the wall through that mechanism alone. spicer later insisted he wasn't rolling out a policy prescription but suggesting one way the wall could be paid for. mexico's foreign minister responding last night saying a 20% tax would hurt american consumers. he said it would drive up prices forcing americans to pay more for imports. >> important imports like corona. >> tequila. >> yes. so president trump is welcoming the british prime minister to the white house today. his first meeting with a foreign leader since taking office a week ago. >> meanwhile protesters gathered outside a policy retreat for republican lawmakers in phil
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and inside, the president remained fixated on the te alle widespread voter fraud that he blames for costing him the popular vote. more from abc's elizabeth snur president trump at the gop retreat in philadelphia hoping to drum up support for his sweeping agenda starting with i brief pat on the back for the party. >> nice to win. do we agree? it's been awhile. >> reporter: again claiming millions voted illegally in the election. >> we also need to keep the ballot box safe from illegal voting. and believe me, you take a look at what's registering, folks they like to say trump, trump, trump. take a look at what's registering. we're going to protect the integrity of the ballot box and we are going to defend the votes of the american citizens so important. >> reporter: on torture, british prime minister theresa may also in philadelphia for the retreat said she is opposed to it. responding to president trump telling abc news in this
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waterboarding works. >> but i have spoken as recently as 24 hours ago with people at the highest level of intelligence and i asked them the question. does it work. does torture work. and the answer was yes. absolutely. >> you're now the president. do you want water boarding? >>. >> i don't want people to chop off the citizens or anybody's heads in the middle east, okay? because they're christian or muslim or anything else. we're not playing on an even field. i will say this. i will rely on pompeo and mattis and my group and if they don't want to do it, that's fine. if they do want to do, then i will work toward that end. i want to do everything within the bounds of what you're allowed to do legally. but do i feel it works? absolutely i feel it works. >> the two lead remembers set to meet in washington later today. and in the meantime, white house officials say the president is close 0
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executive order on that alleged voter fraud and that could happen perhaps as early as today, as well. kendis and erielle. >> thanks. president trump's nominee for secretary of state is still a week from his confirmation by the senate but there is already a shake-up at the state department. six senior staffers have left an unusually large exodus. the appointees were told they would not be asked to say on during trump's tenure. also today, vice president mike pence also address a gathering of abortion opponents as the a rally on the national mall. organizers for the march for life say no president or vpts has ever spoken at this event in person. counselor to the president kellyanne conway is also slated to peek at the rally. tens of thousands of people are expected to attend. an undocumented immigrant allegedly attacked a u.s. border patrol agent in arizona. the knife struck the agent's handheld
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attached to his body armor. the suspect was eventually tak into custody. authorities say the incident is just the latest in a series of attacks against border patrol agents in that area. it's official. most of california is now drought free. thanks to the powerful storms that have swamped the state in recent weeks according to u.s. drought monitor, not a single part of california is now in the exceptional or worse category. however, state water officials say they'll continue to impose restrictions because when groundwater is depleted it takes a very long time to replenish. investigators in new hampshire believe they may have solved a series of cold case murders. detectives now say a drifter known as robert evans is likely responsible for the death of his then girlfriend dennis bodin who went missing in 1981. they're also linking him to the murders of another woman and three children whose bodies were founded in metal drums. they say his use of multiple
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difficult to track 1993 fled the area to avoid apprehension by prehebs and for about a 12-year period, he went missing. >> authorities were finally able to track him down through a series of dna tests and they say he could be linked to even more unsolved murders. but he won't ever stand trial. evans died in 2010 in a california prison serving time for the killing and dismembering of near woman. now to south america specifically chile where one official calls the country's wildfires a nightmare without end. take a look at the fast moving flames pushing by strong winds. they've completely destroyed one town burning about a thousand homes. at least ten people have been killed in the fires some of which look at those scenes, some of which have been burning several months. the u.s. has sent a 747 supertanker to chile to help those folks in battling the flames. this is a doomsday c
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maintained by leading scientists. they pushed the minute hand fro two and a half midnight on the clock represents global catastrophe. the scientists say the move on the hands due to comments from president trump and what they call a dark -- they just fun guys there. >> doomsday scenario right there. on a much lighter note, well, a richer note i should say, you can still get some of the mcdald's big mac special sauce but it's going to cost. >> you mickey d's giving away 10,000 bottles of the sauce. some immediately were put for sale online yesterday. >> people will sell anything on the interwebs. several bottles listed for a minimum of $10,000. some people were seeking even more than that. at least one listing offered the option of paying $100,000 just to avoid a bidding war would you take the bait. >> you can just do it at home if you want. apparently the special sauce is a mix of
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pickle relish, yellow mustard, white wine vinga, onion powder. forget it. >> basically thousand island dressing. >> it's delicious whatever it is. it's delicious. come up, a decade after oprah winfrey opened her academy in south africa, we're seeing where five members of that first class are now and how they're balancing their new global lives with their south african roots. and the newly released police body cam video that exonerated a texas mother and her two teenage daughters. what's police chief is now saying about that violent take-down. >> remember to find us on facebook at cnn fans.com and twitter @abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." so i mowed the lawn, put up all the decorations. i thought i got everything. almost everything! you know, 1 in 10 houses could get hit by a septic disaster, and a bill of up to $13,000. but for only $7 a month, rid-x is scientifically proven to
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>> we call this impact video the impact coming between some live power lines and a semi truck. collect this out. the utility poles came crashing down in sacramento. they got out safely once the power was shut off. no one was hurt. >> in houston, people charged in blurring glaerz targeting minority communities. all 17 men are undocumented immigrants lo went after asian middle eastern families. they were known to keep large amounts of cash and jewelry in their homes. this video is hard to watch. it's police body cam video from charlotte showing the moment a
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armed man. officers tell him multiple times to drop his gun and then opens fire. rodney smith was shot five times. police say the video shows smith pointed his gun at officers and that they were justified in using deadly force. his family disgreepz his mother saw the video for the first time and calling for a new investigation. another story about body camera video causing criminal charges to be dropped against a fort worth mother and her two danger dogs. >> it sheds new light on a police call that escalated into a brutal take-down. kenneth moton with the latest. >> he said, oh, she threw some paper. i told him to pick it up. >> reporter: controversial arrest newly obtained video shows the moment a fort worth police officer went from zero to 60. get on the ground now. taking down jacqueline craig, jamming a tase near her back. activists
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writer shaun king just released the video online. in december, abc news had a different angle of the incident. craig originally called officer william martin for help after she said a neighbor choked her 7-year-old son for littering. >> why don't you teach your son not to litter. >> it doesn't give him the right to put his hands on him. >> why not? >> the situation escalated. craig's teenage daughters tried to intervene. all three arrested and charged. >> get back or you're going to jail, too. >> i don't care. >> after the video became public, fort worth police announced all charges against craig and her daughters dropped. the neighbor who choked her son issued a citation for misdemeanor assault. >> instead of charging in neighbor with a felony which is what he should be facing, they're going to give him a ticket and let him pay a fine. and that's unacceptable. >> reporter: officer martin suspended for ten days without pay. he's already back at work but mo longer assigned to craig's neighborhood. >>
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know, through a variety of lenses and i thought it was the right thing to do. >> the chief says he found his officer used excessive force and he will be retrained. but members in the community are outraged pointing to race calling for the officer to be fired. kenneth moton, abc news, los angeles. >> hanks to kenneth there. the city attorney in forget says this video was leaked and that that was illegal and unauthorized a violation of several state level codes. >> it's a good thing it came out so we can finally see exactly what happened. all the angles. >> they're wearing the body cams. coming up in our next half hour, the sister act that tennis fans have been waiting for. >> ven venus and serena williams set to meet in a grand slam final for the ninth time. why serena is saying no matter what happens, she can't lose. first a different kind of sisterhood spreading around the world. what a new documentary is showing us about the struggles and successes of the o girls, the graduates of oprah winfrey's academy in south africa an ca. you're watching "world news now."
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girls run the world. ♪ girls run the world ♪ girls will run the world >> used to almost know the dance moves to this. >> i'm not going to lie. i did watch this several times trying to master it
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queen bey. >> it's been ten years since oprah opened her first leadership academy for girls in south africa. it's since launched new lives for some 400 plus girls. >> now a new documentary chronicles an the lives after five of those young women and the challenges they now face. our special fusion correspondent kimberly brooks. >> reporter: it was ten years ago this month when oprah opened the oprah winfrey leadership academy for girls. oleg. >> people don't understand where we come from, what we've carbon through. for some of us, this is our way out. >> reporter: five of the women from the very first class are sharing their stories as part of the new documentary "0 girls." i wanted to help girls who were like me, girls who really wanted it. they could see the possibility for themselves if only. you take that girl, you put her in school, you give her an opportunity to walk through the
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have what has happened here with these girls. >> a decade later with nearly 400 girls having made it through the academy, the o girls sisterhood is spreading around the world. while some of the women have been able to attend university in america, most have remained in south africa africa. i wanted to visit one of the girls who stayed. >> and hi. how are you doing? >> i'm good. >> good to see you. >> good to see you. >> you look beautiful. >> thank you. >> reporter: sharmane is working on a campaign to foster youth development in her south african township. on this day, sharmane is leading a book drive for young girls in the neighborhood. >> we are launching a campaign called no girl left behind. this is basically to get young girls into the culture of reading and not just reading but into a community of sisters that
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♪ >> reporter: thank you for coming. we hope you come again. >> reporter: meanwhile back in the states, it's graduation day at spellman college. >> possible that -- who had never read a novel before the age of 13, could come to one of the most prestigious colleges in the states. >> reporter: i feel as each one graduates i think all right, that face is done. and well done. well well well done. >> for "nightline," i'm kimberly brooks in santa barbara, california. >> thanks to kimberly there. we should mention o girls is currently airing on fusion across the country. >> she saw the out the opportunity. the reporter did and ended up with open
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this morning on "world news now," president trump's take on torture. reasserting his opinion that water boarding is not torture and that it works in intelligence gathering. but fellow republicans as well as his new defense secretary they strongly disagree. the details ahead. it's the first major meeting of its kind since taking office. president trump set to hold a joint news conference with british prime minister theresa may later today, the two leaders ushering in a new age in global politics. >> new this half hour it, the raw power of mother nature. >> heavy rains and erosion caused the devastating collapse of this hotel into the rushing floodwaters below. the building completely disappearing in front of the evacuated crowd. and the colorful clash of nations has begun. no, not the olympics. it's way better.

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