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this morning on "world news now," tropical depression cindy on the move. in the path of the storm. and the senate unveils their health care overhaul plan. we'll have the reaction from both sides of the aisle. and overnight, president trump making new comments about special counsel robert mueller. >> he's concerned about his relationship with former fbi director james comey, even calling it bothersome. and welcome freshman, the nba drafting some young'uns last night. and boy, were they dressed to impress. the big ballers also enjoying the festivities, but who went first? it's friday, june 23rd.
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from abc news, this is "world news now". i'm feeling old, the oldest draft, we'll get to in a second was born in 1998. ow, that burns. "saving private ryan" was popular then. >> great movie. >> yeah, it's a great movie. but there were young'uns picked last night. now tropical storm cindy has moved on from the gulf coast, leaving behind flooding and tornado damage. >> now a tropical depression, cindy is producing heavy rainfall into the ohio valley. there are tornado watches for most of mississippi and alabama. >> and lingering effects along the gulf coast. abc's richard cantu reports. >> reporter: tornado sirens blaring across the south. alabama especially hard hit. >> it was big, guys. it was really big. >> reporter: the national weather service says a
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tornado with wind over 100 miles per hour happened in alabama. injuring at least three people near birmingham, alabama. >> it lasted about two minutes and was gone. >> reporter: leaving behind twisted wreckage and 12,000 people without power. >> we're certainly not out of the woods yet. it's a long way from being over. >> reporter: the remnants of cindy continue to soak saturated ground. long after making landfall near the texas/louisiana border early thursday morning. a foot of rain has fallen in spots along the louisiana, alabama,age and floored coasts. reaching hundreds of miles to the north. a flash flood threat continues from louisiana to cincinnati. officials are advising residents to stay on higher ground. even the fire ants are coming to the, devising their own strategy to beat the floodwater. and we are learning more about the boy killed in the middle of the storm. mullen mccabe was on vacation with his family when he was struck and killed by a log.
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tossed by strong waves. >> pray for this family. it's a tragic eventual, a tragic day for them, and to keep the family in your thoughts and prayers. >> reporter: richard cantu, abc news, new york. >> cindy has moved away from the coast and has been downgraded. but we're not done with her yet. >> nope. justin povick is keeping an eye on the storm system as it moves across the eastern u.s. good morning, justin. >> tropical storm cindy moving to the north and the east. still breezy conditions for 20 to 25 miles per hour. but by far the big concern here is going to be from the rainfall. we've already had widespread flooding over the deep south and notice as we work our way through time we're looking at heavy rain lifting to the north, even into the greater ohio valley. flash flooding and travel disruptions as we venture into the start of the weekend. kendis? diane? we turn to the uphill battle for the newly-released gop health care bill.
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the lesslation would cut medicaid and penalties for people without insurance and blocks funding to planned parenthood for a year. four republican senators have come out against the bill. they say it doesn't fulfill their key promise to repeal obamacare and lower health care costs. but they're open to talks. other gop lawmakers were also less than enthusiastic. >> it's a process that deserves consideration and debate and not knee-jerk reactions. >> it's the best bill possible in difficult circumstances. >> chuck schumer is calling the bill a wolf in sheep's clothing. and the democrats suggest it might be worse than a house version past last month. supporters of course say it will make coverage more affordable. president trump has ended a six-week guessing game, stemming from his private meetings with former fbi director james comey. >> the president now says he did not record those one on one conversations with comey and appeared to be calling the integrity of the special counsel into question. serena marshall joins us with the details. >> reporter: for months, the president has pushed b
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russia investigation, even calling it a witch-hunt. now he's going after the man leading it, special counsel robert mueller was appointed to the position by the deputy attorney general after james comey's abrupt firing, and now in a new interview on "fox&friends", he claims mueller and comey are too close. >> he's very, very good friends with comey, which is bothersome. but he's also, we're going to have to see in terms, look, there has been no obstruction. there has been no collusion. there has been leaking by comey. but there's been no collusion, no obstruction, and virtually everybody agrees to that. so we'll have to see. i can say that the people that have been hired are all hillary clinton supporters. >> now those lawyers that have been hired for this investigation must meet the same criteria as any career department of justice official, meaning they cannot look at
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their political affiliations in their hiring, only their legal qualifications. it should also probably be mentioned that mueller is a registered republican and was appointed under george w. bush. >> that's serena marshall for us from the newsroom. and a louisiana man is freed after his murder conviction was tossed out. john floyd walked out of a new orleans courthouse yesterday. he'd been behind bars since 1981 in the killing of a newspaper editor. he was convicted on the strength of a confession. new evidence shows he was beaten into admitting to the crime. the ohio college student who died after spending more than a year in a north korean prison has been laid to rest. a funeral was held last night outside cincinnati for otto warmbier, hundreds attended the service at his former high school. hundreds more had to be turned away. warmbier's roommate o
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to north korea on the last time he saw his friend alive. >> i was there at the end at the airport. i laughingly said to him, that's the last we'll ever see of you. he chuckled at me. but of course there was a huge irony in my words. >> warmbier was convicted of subversion and sentenced to hard labor. he returned from north korea in a coma and never regained consciousness. doctors say he suffer add severe neurological injury. dennis rodman is now back from his fifth visit with kim jong un earlier this month. >> on his way to north korea, rodman said president trump was pleased by his trip. but in an exclusive interview with michael strahan, rodman admits he hasn't talked about north korea with the president. >> last week you said you think president trump would be pretty much happy with you. did he tell you that? did you talk to him about it? >> seriously? really? do you think donald trump would give his right arm if he could fix that problem. >> but have you talked to him about it? >> no, i'm asking him right now, donald, come talk to me, let's try work this out. i don't get nothing ouof
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country. i love america. i want these two sides to get together and figure something out, some dialog. that's it. >> rodman calls kim, quote, a friend for life, and that has some basketball fans upset, actually. they're circulating a petition calling for his removal from the basketball hall of fame. >> you can see the entire interview this morning on "good morning america." so dummies can be good companions when you're driving. they don't change the radio. they don't mess with the air conditioning. >> they're fun co-anchors, too. however. they won't help you if you're in the hov lane. a massachusetts driver found out the hard way. he was pulled over with this big doll in the passenger seat. >> it's a beautiful doll. meaning the driver not the dummy, received a couple of citations. >> yes. what if he tries to go with the movie "the man
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what do you mean he's not real? >> i think that would probably make for a better movie. coming up, the nba draft and the father of the second pick, stealing the show. the big moment for nba's newest star and his son. and the lost and found dog. we'll let you know how this ended with a happy ending. first, let's take a look at today's forecast. "world news now" weather, brought to you by united health care. i'm only in my 60's. i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you.
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♪ ♪ let the boys be boys ♪ ♪ let boys be boys ♪ all right, this next story doesn't really have anything to do with frank, but he wanted to see. >> he wanted to hang out. >> you were in the promo. >> he's very excited, can't you tell? >> he's back. he's a big basketball fan, isn't he? >> yes, and it's time to talk basketball. the nba's inco
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enrolled. >> last night markelle fultz is taken as the first pick. he's heading to philadelphia to help rebuild the 76ers franchise. >> 6'4", 19 years old, dressed very sharply for the occasion i might add. he explained hit custom-tailored jacket to espn. >> pretty much all my memories in here, so you guys can see. i've got a little bit of everything in here. pictures. everything that meant the most to me. my great grandmother who passed away. this is all the memories that got me to where i am today. >> he's ready for the spotlight. that might be because he's someone who likes to plan ahead. >> yeah, like his social media post here. check this
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fultz posted this to instagram, we're thinking by mistake, it reads excited to head to parenthesis, city and join the parenthesis team name. how do you think the fans in philadelphia are liking that? >> he forgot to insert the actual team name there. >> 76ers. >> yeah. >> and it was talked about that he was probably going to the 76ers. >> he just forgot to leave that part out of the cut and paste. what have you got inside your jacket? any fun lining? any cool pictures? no, nothing? frank prefers the normal black and white suit. >> i like your tuxedo look. >> it goes classic. he doesn't like all these fancy things going on. maybe he needs to take a marketing lesson from lonzo ball or maybe his outspoken dad, lavar. >> lonzo, who played one year for ucla was scooped up by the lakers, which was the only team
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many were wondering how lavar who's not known for his modesty, by the way, would react. let's just say he did not disappointment. >> dad. >> wonderful feeling, but i already knew what was coming to him. i got two more boys. i got to go through the same thing. two more years. ball control. >> how good is lonzo ball going to be for the l.a. lakers? >> lonzo ball is going to take the lakers to the playoff his first year. come see me when he does. >> don't a lot of teams get to the playoffs? >> that's a lot of predictions though. my other two sons are also going to be in the nba, in the lakers, and they're going to take them to the playoffs. ball control. >> the family has come under scrutiny, mainly because of dad's boastfulness t
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top marketing campaign. >> be humble. >> for big baller brand, the apparel company that he started selling his son's shoe for $495. >> that's right. they didn't want to go nike. they went their own brand. many folks, by the way, are not a fan, including those in attendance at the draft in brooklyn. lavar was booed as he tossed his big baller hat to the adoring crowd. >> he's going to be fun to watch. over the next few years. >> i like that idea. the whole crowd of people booing and he throws his hat out as if they're adoring fans. >> dad is very modest. frank was wowed by that. when we come back, the long-awaited name of the sequel to "jurassic world." >> it's really, really huge. it's actually not. >> "the skinny's" next . huge. it's actually
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♪ mary j. blige, it's a family affair. this morning in "the skinny" big news for big stars. >> family affair. frank is here. the list of honorees for the walk of fame is out, and frank's not on there yet. but you can guess from the music, ms. mary j. blige did make it. >> she did, along with snoop dogg, ice-t and harry connick jr. >> from the acting world, jen everybo jennifer lawrence led the bunch. >> and disney's own minnie
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and of steve irwin who died while filming in 2006. >> and weird al yank vick. >> wonder if there will be a weird al musical. >> will he sing the world news polka? what combination goes better than chocolate and peanut butter? >> how about "star wars" and ron howard? the hollywood reporter claims -- i just thought of that off the top of my hid. claims the director has been handed the reins of the upcoming han solo, stand alone film. >> and judging by reaction on social media, fans are pretty happy about this. original directors phil lord and chris mitchell left the film three days ago. >> one year away from the "jurassic world" sequel, we're getting
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of new images showing chris pratt doing battle with raptors. >> universal has also released the first poster, which reveals "fallen kingdom", and the tag line "life finds a way." >> what does it mean? it opens june 22nd of next year. and now a sign of the times. julia roberts reunited with her dog thanks to a mobile app and neighbors. >> her chocolate lab wandered off to a local malibu beach when somebody spotted him. the good samaritan probably posted the news to an app called "next door", it's designed specifically for neighbors. her beloved pup was safely returned. >> awesome. finally, a look at what happens when super heroes have lunch together. >> robert downey jr. and his co-stars are filming, and even on
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♪ we're closing out another busy week of headlines, including of course another terror attack in london and the republican health care bill. >> so we made time for lip synching and brown milk. here now our weekly friday rewind. >> reporter: terror attack in london, targeting muslims. >> he drove on the pavement, coming straight towards all the muslims. >> reporter: otto warmbier, the 22 year old who returned to the u.s. after being held captive in north korea for 17 months, passing away monday. >> it's a brutal regime, and we'll be able to handle it. >> reporter: the navy releasing the names of the seven sailors
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found dead in the mangled mid section of the "uss fitzgerald." one of the things is how that sophisticated ship got blindsided and why the crew of the container ship didn't stop to help. >> reporter: digging into amor ftouhi's past. as they search for answers after that attack on lieutenant jeff neville in flint, michigan. if convicted, he faces up to 20 years behind bars. >> reporter: the state of emergency declared in louisiana. tropical storm cindy slamming into the south. this is water out of lake pontchartrain. this levee is all that's keeping this water out of that neighborhood. >> reporter: the senate republican health care bill crafted in secrecy finally arrived on capitol hill today, and it was met with fury. >> they want to kill me. >> reporter: the hardest hit, low-income families and seniors. >> yet again, a tax bill
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disguised as a health care bill. >> this is not the best bill possible. it's the best bill possible in difficult circumstances. ♪ >> reporter: 4-year-old sophia of miami, lip synching at her pre-k graduation to disney's "mow ahna." >> so where does brown milk come from? >> you mean chocolate milk? do you ever try to tell a joke and ruin it? >> chocolate milk come from. swiss miss. i nailed that one. it's the middle of the night. don't know these, these chemistry -- >> you said it with such confidence. where does brown milk come from? >> brown cows. >> get it? >> don't miss our updates on facebook
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making news in america this morning, the health care battle raging on capitol hill. republicans seeking more support for their newly revealed plan as protesters make their case. we're live in washington with the details. cindy's aftermath. the storm left behind damage and flooding along the gulf coast. now other parts of the southeast are getting soaked. we have the forecast ahead. caught on camera, a child in a car seat flies out of a moving vehicle and into a busy intersection. and a stuffed cow is getting credit for saving a little boy's life. hear why the 3-year-old's family is very thankful he was holding his favorite toy. made it to friday, everyone. good morning. we'll start with the immediate

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