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this morning, southern comfort. >> the president tweeting his congratulations to karen handel, edging out the 30-year-old democrat who came very close to turning the traditionally red congressional seat blue. and the latest terror attack and the wave of extremist violence. an explosion at a train station in belgium. the suspect shot down at the scene. new details just coming in. the facebook live stream showing what happened after an officer shot and killed philando castile at a traffic stop. now with that officer acquitted of manslaughter we're getting a first look of what happened before those shots with fired.
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senator marco rubio going for it here with ivanka trump, but does this picture really tell the whole story? >> no. >> how he responded on the first day of summer. it is wednesday, june 21st. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> it's a frame. it's just a freeze, it's like that right before she turns her head to go in for the hug. >> it was right before she completely rejected him. >> no. no. we're not going to start that. >> we're going to break it down a little later on. but first breaking news out of georgia, a significant victory for the gop in a congressional race that captured national attention and triggered a record-breaking, multi-million dollar advertising campaign. >> many expected a photo finish here, but it wasn't. karen handel defeated democrat jon ossoff in the rac
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referendum on the trump presidency and a win for democrats would have rattled washington ahead of the mid term elections. we're covering it all. we're joined now from the dekalb county area. good morning. >> reporter: it was a nail-biter of a night here in georgia, but as you mentioned, it was republican candidate karen handel who came out on top. a historic night for republican karen handel. >> and a special thanks to the president of the united states of america. [cheers and applause] >> reporter: defeating democrat jon ossoff and securing her party's nearly 40-year stronghold in a hotly-contested atlanta suburb. >> this is not the outcome any of us were hoping for. but this is the beginning of something much bigger than us. >> reporter: many calling the race a referendum on the president's policies. trump
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hours in support of the republican candidate. and it seems his high profile help paid off. the candidates spending a historic $50 million on the campaign. >> now jon ossoff and his liberal -- >> reporter: ads rampant on atlanta-area air waves. a local race gaining national attention, considered a possible political bellwether for the 2018 midterm elections. and republicans are hoping that this win by handel will reaffirm their legislative agenda and reunify the party. >> kellyanne conway tweeting she's laughing her ossoff. >> ooh, very good. >> she may not be laughing for very long because these results are only going to stay for what, a year and a half? >> reporter: that's right. we know this was a special lek 00 to fill tom price's
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he's now in the cabinet and this seat will be up for grabs in 2018. >> thank you very much for reporting live. we're moving on to the next big story we are following. it is mother nature. quite a few things we're following on the weather front. let's start with the tropical storm named cindy heading for the gulf coast right now. >> a lot of people concerned. the storm is churning up the gulf of mexico. it's moving slowly, expected to make landfall sometime tomorrow morning. it has a high risk of flooding in mississippi. >> the surf is very high along the beaches and swimming is prohibited. local officials are warning of dangerous high tides and rip currents. >> levees are being strengthened in new orleans where there are thousands who have already lost power. many schools, camps and government offices will be closed today. in the southwest, record
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temperatures. las vegas tied a record first set in 1942, 117 degrees. the heat wave is helping fuel the big bear wildfire east of los angeles. there are mandatory evacuations under way overnight there. >> a lot of my family is ready for it to cool down from those triple temperatures in california. turning overseas to brussels where a small explosion at a train station was indeed a terror attack. the suspect was killed at the scene, nobody else was hurt. terry moran has details. >> reporter: the city of brussels is on edge after shots were fired and explosions rocked the main train station at about 8:30 p.m. eyance withes a eyewitnesses are sharing images of flames. police took down a suspect immediately after an explosion inside the station. loud bangs could be heard. the suspect shot as police quickl
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with locals and tourists on a summer night. >> we saw the fear in their eyes. we saw that they were running so fast. there had to be something that made them run. >> reporter: within minutes, the station was locked down, swarmed by heavily-armed military troops and police. no reports of any injuries or deaths, but belgian officials are calling this a terrorist attack. this is europe's third attack in just three days. sunday night, a white man drove his van through a cloud of muslims leaving late night prayers outside a mosque in london. joori jo injuring almost a dozen people. d in paris, a man hoping to cause an explosion on the shaums degr champs de elysee. >> reporter: and this witness shouted "allahu akbar" before blowing up his
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newly-released dash cam video in the philando castile case. images were released days after the officer was acquitted in the killing. you recall the aftermath played out live on facebook. it shows yanez firing seven shots, less than 40 seconds after pulling castile over for a broken taillight. a warning, though, what you're about to see is graphic and disturbing. >> your brake lights are out. do you have insurance? >> i do have a firearm on me. >> all right. don't reach for it, though. don't pull it out. don't pull it out! >> you just killed my boyfriend. >> it is just so hard to watch. >> and hear. >> yeah. officer yanez told investigators that he thought castile may have been an armed robbery suspect. the audio was
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the trial. jurors did not receive a transcript. gut-wrenching. seven shots. a settlement has been reached in the police shooting that sparked the riots in ferguson, missouri. michael brown was shot by darren wilson. details of his parents' wrongful death lawsuit have been sealed. it is quote fair and reasonable compensation. robert mueller is returning to capitol hill to talk to members of senate judiciary committee. he's looking into allegations of russian election meddling and possible collusion. the leading republican and democrat described the meeting as productive. they want to make sure that their investigations do not interfere with one another. jared kushner, the diplomat. the president's son-in-law is heading to the middle east today, taking the first step aimed at hammering out a peace
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deal. meetings are scheduled with benjamin netanyahu and mahmoud abbas. it is expected to be a lengthy process, kushner spearheading the effort with the president's envoy. >> middle east peace isn't easy. >> go figure, go figure it's going to take a long time. it's only taken thousands of years. >> exactly. back in washington there was an interesting moment. marco rubio wrapping up a one-day special investigation. >> it all started with this photo. rubio greeting ivanka trump at the capitol. >> he's going in big. >> here's the thing. it was declared awkward by many, but it literally is a snap-in, a series of snaps that went viral. >> rubio fired off a series of tweets, including, quote, new photo emerges providing more insight into alleged failed hug. faces blurred for security purposes. ivanka also got into it, tweeting fake
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excellent, excellent hugger. >> i think it's good that they're poking fun at the fact that somebody is trying to make more of it is than what it is. i mean, literally, i saw that face, kendis. it's just a moment. >> uh-huh. it is a moment. but her hands are not going anywhere near the hug. >> do you know how fast those frames go on a camera with the paparazzi? >> we've seen him keep his cool in the past. he's a smooth operator as sade would have said. >> oh, oh. up down, all right. >> i have no comment. i've already said enough. all right, coming up, a mom having more fun at college than her daughter, and the pictures to prove it. >> this might be funny or weird to you, depending on what you think, we'll let you judge. but first, how you could go viral. >> it's a very 21st century goal and one that's not very easy to plot of course, too. but we are going to meet some folks who are
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business launching the careers of wanna-be celebrities. and after the break, the prison sentence one man earned for this photo. wow! >> what do you think about this? let us know on our facebook and on twitter at abc wnn. you're watching "world news now."
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a court in north africa has sentenced a man to two years in prison for this stunt. he dangled a child out of a 15th floor window of a building here in algeria and posted the picture on facebook. the caption said 1,000 likes or i will drop him. he was turned in by other facebook users. he claims the baby was never in danger and the pictures were altered. the baby's father urged the court to forgive him. now the mystery surrounding the death of a pastor.
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legend that has grown over the years, captivating thousands of people and drawing them out in search of buried gold. clayton sandell with this story. >> reporter: officials believe the person found dead sunday in the new mexico wilderness is a colorado pastor. he disappeared while searching for $2 million in gold and jewels hidden years ago somewhere between montana and new mexico. >> it's full of emeralds and diamonds and rubies. >> reporter: by an art dealer. >> when somebody finds that chest, they're going to be shocked. >> reporter: fin's 2010 poem is a cryptic treasure map. >> take it in the canyon down. not far but too far to walk. >> reporter: the promise of riches, inspiring tens of thousands of amateur treasure hunters like cynthia meacham. >> i probably have been out at least over 100
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50 or 60 different places in new mexico i've actually been to. >> reporter: but wallace is now the second man in just over a year to die looking for fin's treasure. a man was found last year. his family thinks it's all a hoax. the treasure could be hidden in steep, rocky mountain terrain like this here in colorado or in three other states, stretching more than 1,000 miles, and only one man knows where it is. fin insists that it is real. he says it's a terrible tragedy that pastor wallace lost his life and i feel deep compassion for his wife and extended family. meet the new hollywood industry of the viral agents. >> they're hoping the latest social media celebs make the most of their 15 minutes of fame. next. need parts i've never even heard of. and it's going to cost you a fortune.
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youtube. seven-figure annual earner. where are you? >> i'm trying to figure that out myself. >> reporter: and you're how old, 24? >> 25 now. i discovered acting and improve. >> reporter: and this is le-le. first person to meet 1 billion likes on vine. >> i just did it for fun. >> reporter: took it to the point where the first lady is photo bombing her. rudy and le-le among 12 stars in shots studios. >> many people laugh, you make people laugh, you win. >> reporter: they turned their six-second videos into viral, longer instagram videos, and now youtube. >> don't worry,
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i'm super man. i've got you. >> this younger generation is very lonely, very depressed. and they want to be entertained. and they want to actually hope. >> reporter: creators make short, relatively low budget, funny, sometimes musical videos. >> it gives that young kid in the middle of america hope to say i could become a star one day. this doesn't look hard. >> reporter: justin bieber who was famously discovered on youtube, is an investor. anybody can post a video on youtube. >> youtube is kind of the foundation of revenue. that's what pays the bills. we work with fortune 500 brands. >> the more relatable the contempt, the bett content, the better it does. they're 15 to 25. >> reporter: who's catering to the
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>> mike tyson. >> reporter: tyson has his own youtube channel. >> i'll make you a sandwich. never believe it. peta bread and all. >> reporter: 20 years, 30 years from now, what are you doing? >> i have no idea. >> reporter: that's a good answer, actually. >> i don't know what i'm doing tonight, let alone 20 years from now. >> reporter: but the shahidis know what they'll be doing. >> we've got to make timeless material like charlie chaplin. >> reporter: so that 30 years from now, someone else's dad is watching this on youtube. >> i've never been this in love before. >> reporter: for nightline in los angeles. >> it's chaplinesque. >> no, it's not. but, i am so
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ng well. ♪ i don't like this one. >> it's a great story. if you're at home and you have something to drink, keep it there while i have this story. there's a bar in the yukon territory of canada, whereas part of one of these drinks, their signature drinks, there's a detached, mummified, blackened, nail and all toenail that's there. it's salty, apparently. >> it's a human toe in a drink. >> it's a human toe in a drink. >> a mummified human toe. i want to throw up in my mouth. >> here's the deal. there's an apb out, because somebody stole the toe over the weekend. police are looking for him.
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person $2500 unless the toe is returned in tact, i'm not sure if that means attached to the person or whatever. this is the eighth time the toe has either fwogone missing overe years or -- >> he swallowed it. >> been swallowed. any way, moving on. mattel is coming out -- >> it's a mummified toe! >> i don't want to think about it, i don't want to think about it! i'll never get that picture out of my head. mattel has come up with 15 diverse male dolls, all kens. are you gagging about the male ken dolls or the toe still? >> they look like the abbey in west hollywood. >> one has a man bun. >> i
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>> yeah. but the original ken doll was introduced in 1961. five more additional adolldolls. in all, there will be 25 ken dolls. >> you have hipster ken with his bike and. >> they should pay you for that. there's a mom who dropped off her daughter at school, freshman orientation, and then sent a photo, moments later, and this was the photo. >> this was mama. >> yeah. hey, i got to meet the texas state football players. i made some new friends. don't wait up. >> that is funny. >> that's pretty awesome. >> they were good sports about it and mama looks comfortable. >> they're shirtless. why would mama not be happy? >> i think she's rubbing it in. >> it's probably a flashback to her old college days or to just last week. >> maybe.
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breaking overnight on "world news now." republicans pass the litmus test. the congressional race in georgia. it got close, but republicans pulled it off. storm preps now hopefully in place. from houston to florida, with new orleans preparing for extreme flooding. up to a foot of rain expected in some areas. the storm track ahead. a dean at yale fired over her yelp reviews. >> what she posted online about restaurant patrons and theater employees that cost her her ivy league job. and the reverend al getting a lot of attention, but not because of his strong political views but because of his weak selfie game. it's in the "skinny."


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