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this is thursday morning. on "world news now," tropical storm cindy is whipping up wind and there are states of emergency in several states. see who is in the cross hairs right now. plus, the president in campaign mode. he appeared at his fifth rally in five months, taking aim at the democrats and rallying the gop base, but hear what he said about the border wall that he's never said before. and new this hour, new revelations coming from inside the bill cosby jury. >> and what led to the mistrial in that case. and george clooney's billion dollar booze, his tequila company that he started with one of his buddies for fun sold for a bargain price. how their late-night research
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on this thursday, as we say, tequila. >> tequila! their from abc news, this is "world news now." >> tequila! >> as we say good morning to you on this thursday morning. i forgot about the dance, the peewee herman dance. we'll get into that. i am sure they probably had a shout or two. >> they're probably doing a lot of dancing. we're going to start in the gulf coast and tropical storm cindy battering more than a half-dozen states. >> the effects extend far inland. >> this is a waterspout in pensacola, florida. it's a whirling column of air and water mist that moved across the water, just offshore. forecasters also warn isolated tornados are possible. >> and there's already some flooding in areas. many roads are closed. lakes and streams are overflowing.
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houston officials say everyone in that city needs to be prepared for flooding. >> reporter: high surf, floodwater, heavy wind and drenching rain already hammering coastal areas across five states. the governors of louisiana and alabama each declaring a state of emergency. the area also under a tornado threat. the leading edge of the storm filled with funnel clouds. families watching water spouts come ashore in mississippi. more than half a foot of rain drenching the state. hundreds of roads there submerged. by friday, forecasters expect rain totals of up to 12 inches possible in some spots. in new orleans, this pond is full of water out of lake pontchartrain. this levee all that's keeping it from flooding that nearby neighborhood. and lake charles, an area that knows hurricanes well. >> it's been hit by large hurricanes in the past. and with these coastal marshes,
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>> reporter: in texas, the bolivar peninsula is under a volume unl -- voluntary evacuation. >> we're planning on losing electricity. bolivar is notorious for losing electricity. >> reporter: meaning the elderly or those with medical conditions are on the way out. and sadly, cindy has claimed one life. a 10 year old killed on a beach, storm surge knocking a log onto him. here in galveston, we have a lot of tourists on the beach, watching the gulf. as the storm comes closer, everyone here on galveston island watching the forecast closely. wind and rain are going to be picking up overnight. and that means for galveston island, power outages. in some cases those will last a while. everyone here hoping cindy stays far away. tracy clemons, abc news, galveston, texas. let's get a closer look at tropical storm cindy and how much damage it might do.
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>> justin povick is tracking it all. >> kendis, diane, thanks and good morning to you. cindy approaching the coast will make landfall around daybreak. but the heavy rains have already occurred. we've had reports of over eight inches of rain. before it's all said and done here along the gulf coast, upwards of a foot are possible along with tropical storm gusts. heavy rainfall will continue through the weekend as tropical moisture lifts its way off to the north and off to the west. kendis? diane? >> it's going to be wet in the south through the weekend. it will be another day of scorching heat in the southwest and that makes battling wildfires much more difficult. about a hundred homes have been evacuated because a fire. the golden fire has spread to about 40 acres in the center of the state, about 25 miles northeast of albuquerque. and while death valley california set a record yesterday with 128 degrees, they were skiing only 140 miles away.
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the north. the snow base is 35 inches at the lodge, 165 inches at the summit. in fact, resort officials say they have so much snow they're staying open till august. that's amazing. >> what a contrast. and president trump is back at the white house after holding a rally in iowa where he revelled in the gop victories and took aim at democrats. >> but a paper posted an open letter to the president, saying basically, the campaign is over and now it's time to governor. serena joins us with more on that. serena, good morning. >> reporter: it is the president's fifth campaign rally in the five months since he took office, and he used it as an opportunity and a victory lap, lauding those recent wins in georgia and south carolina and also telling this crowd of more than 5,000 people in iowa how good it is to be out of the swamp, calling them american patrts
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opportunity to hit back at washington. >> history is written by the dreamers, not the doubters. and they've been unbelievably nasty. really nasty. they're obstructionists. we wouldn't get one democrat. the dishonest media corporations who will say anything and do anything to get people to watch their screens or to get people to buy their failing papers. >> reporter: and the president also spoke about some campaign promises, including that southern border wall, where he proposed putting solar panels on it in order to help make up the funds, and he also proposed possible legislation that would include changing immigration laws to bar immigrants from benefitting from welfare. now the president also told this crowd that he's not beholden to special interest groups, but it should be pointed out next week he will be holding a fundraiser at his washington hotel blocks from the white house.
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>> and that fundraiser, just more than 100 days into the new presidency. all right, serena, thank you. and the president also said he hopes to deliver a new health care plan, quote, with heart. the senate is working on its version of the plan behind closed doors set to be released today. congressional aides say it will drastically cut medicaid and penalties on people not buying coverage and block federal funding to planned parenthood. unlike the house measure it keeps obamacare subsidies on income rather than age. a house has been raided in montreal. neighbors are shocked that the man allegedly stabbed the officer in the neck while yelling "god is great" in arabic. the fbi is looking into the incident as an act of terror. jeff neville is listed in stable condition. and police say these were the weapons a 28 year old man was
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a los angeles-area train station. in addition to the rifle you see there and a huge knife, the man had plenty of ammunition as well as a bible and a notebook of writing. no connection to terrorism has been found. the man's bag of weapons was found when he was arrested for urinating in public. now for an exclusive on the bill cosby trial. one of the jurors says two holdouts prevented his conviction. cosby faced three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault. a jury deliberated six days before a mistrial was declared on saturday. a juror who asked to remain anonymous tells abc news, ten members felt he was guilty on two counts, the two holdouts weren't changing their vote no matter what. prosecutors plan to retry the case. queen elizabeth's husband is spending a second night in the hospital. after being admitted as a
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buckingham palace says prince philip is being treated for an infection stemming from a preexisting condition. the duke is said to be in good spirits. the hospital stay comes a month after he announced that he's retiring from royal duties this fall and missed a big event in london, the queen's speech. presence -- prince charles was there instead. and a statue of the 16th president is turning heads in chicago. >> this 9-foot-tall depiction of young abraham lincoln is getting, um -- >> hey, abe. look at his muscles. >> look at his -- yeah. so combined with the flowing hair and half-buttoned shirt. some are calling it babe-ra-ham lincoln. >> uh-huh, and since there aren't any photos of lincoln as a young man, the artist had to imagine what he looked like. i like it. i think it's a great piece of art. >> he
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>> a house divided. >> he brought the house together there. swooping hair. >> we're united already. young abe lincoln. a total fox. a resident says he's definitely the hottest lincoln i've ever seen. >> with malice toward none! >> he's going to do the entire gettysburg address. >> i think we're good. >> you've got more than four scores. in the "skinny", rihanna's breakup advice. plus comments from prince harry, saying no one in his family wants to be king or queen. hear his promise to the british people about upholding british royal legacy. and the lesson for anyone going out on the open water this summer. and here's a look at today's forecast. "world news now" weather brought to you by oral b.
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♪ ♪ girls, they want to have fun ♪ oh, girls just want to have fun ♪ >> sorry, i need to bring it down a little bit. ♪ wanna have fun >> happy birthday, cyndi lauper. >> 64 years young. >> and looking 63. no, she looks amazing. she looks absolutely marvelous. and she's here on broadway. >> we still love grooving to you, cindi. you know what else girls like? tequila. we're uniting everybody with this story. george clooney, one of the most famous hollywood actors now may be even more successful in the booze business. >> he's best kno
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sexiest man alive. so clooney and his pal randy gerber are fans of tequila, so much so that they started their own company named casa amigos back in 2013. >> meaning house of friends. >> oh, i didn't know that. you are so bilingual. your french is amazing. so the clooney and gerber matchup, by the way, he's married to cindy crawford. they would joke about what they're doing in mexico for their -- tequila! >> tequila! do we know what we're talking about anymore? this whole tequila side job worked out. because yesterday, a british company, deaggio bought casa amigos for $1 million.
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not bad for this business they kind of stumbled into. clooney says he will still have a role with casa amigos, starting with maybe a celebratory shot or two. very active role. >> he has twins. he has two kids, and now -- >> more time on his hands, a few extra dollars in his pocket. >> speaking of kids, next to the power couple, kim kardashian and kanye west. and the reports, they're adding a third child to their family. >> a source close to the couple said they will employ a surrogate to carry the child. kanye who is 40 and kim, 36 decided to use surrogacy after kim's previous complications and a potentially life-threatening condition called placenta
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accreta. >> no word on when the baby arrives but congrats, not only for the baby but for kim's new makeup line, selling out, get this, in under three hours. >> there's a lot going on in the kardashian-west household. they're busy people. here's to someone who's not so busy that she can't write to her fans. rihanna is sending some love to a heart-broken fan. >> many celebrities do publicly, not many do so privately. a fan sent her a direct message on instagram that asked for advice in how to get over a heartbreak. >> a direct response from riri herself. she writes, just believe that the heartbreak was a gift in itself. cry if you have to, it won't be forever. you will find love again and it will be even more beautiful. in the meantime, enjoy all that you are. >> that's really poetic. >> she should write a song about that. >> interestingly enough, we also get direct messages. >> mm-hm. >> guess what, frank's back. >> this is our dm,
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seen frank in forever. i was sick yesterday, too. no messages about that. frank's back tomorrow, everybody. you can stop panicking.
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life and the death of princess diana. and as we approach the 20th anniversary of her death, we've been hearing a lot from prince william about his personal struggle with grief. >> but now his younger brother, prince harry is opening up about his own pain and revealing something pretty surprising about his family. here's abc's dan harris. >> reporter: it was a moment of mourning nearly 20 years ago. the people lost their princess. and now prince harry revealing the pain of the public good-bye in an interview with news week. my mother had just died, and i had to walk a long way behind her coffin, surrounded by thousands of people watching me while millions more did on television. i don't think any child should be asked to do that under any circumstances. i don't think it would happen today. harry was just 12 years old when princess diana was killed in a car crash in paris. prince harry's fifth in line to be king and offering insight into a changing monarchy and a
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surprising revelation on those in line to the throne. we are involved in modernizing the british monarchy. we are not doing this for ourselves but for the good of the country. is there any one of us who wants to be king or queen? i don't think so. but we will carry out our duties at the right time. he says they don't want to dilute the magic. the british public and the whole world need institutions like it. but unlikely to succeed to the throne himself, prince harry making it clear he would uphold the royal legacy. >> nobody wants the crown. >> nobody wants the crown. >> you take it. no, you take it. >> our thanks to dan harris there. prince harry says he sneaks away into the museum there in london and gets them to keep it open late for him and his girlfriend. >> i'm still imagining king kendis. it's terrifying. >> bow down. this is abc news "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. news "wo
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making news in america this morning, tropical storm cindy pounding the gulf coast. forecasters are warning of high winds, heavy rains and flooding. we're live in the storm's path. president trump hits the road with a late night rally in iowa. his new plans for immigration and the wall along the southern border, plus, after the closed door meeting senate republicans will reveal their health care plan today. what we already know about it. the stabbing of an officer at an airport is now being investigated as a possible act of terrorism. what we're learning overnight as police raid the suspect's home. and out of the hospital and showing off her arm, the officer wounded at the congressional baseball practice throwing out a first pitch.

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