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this morning on "world news now." hurricane irma barrelling towards the u.s. the powerful category five storm gaining strength as it crosses the caribbean, the florida keys already issuing mandatory evacuation orders. people stocking up on supplies and boarding up. we'll bring you the very latest and the accuweather forecast live. the fate of the d.r.e.a.m.ers is now in the hands of congress after the trump administration moves to end daca. that's the program protecting thousands of undocumented immigrants brought to the u.s. by their parents. now we'll examine what congress can do. another major concern from harvey.
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>> hundreds of thousands of cars destroyed by the flooding are being gathered as many owners find out insurance won't cover the damage. and it was greatest sce scene-stealer of the year, ed sheeran on "game of thrones". he's assuring us it will never happen again. that's in "the skinny" on this wednesday, september 6th. from abc news, this is "world news now." the most powerful hurricane in history is barrelling on its way to the u.s. >> nearly all of the forecasts show irma making a beeline toward south florida but it could go up the east coast or the gulf coast. >> video from the international space station shows the incredible size and strength of this storm. >> there are long lines at florida gas stations. some don't have any gas left. and major evacuations may be
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ordered for parts of the miami area for the first time in more than a dozen years. we have the full forecast coming up in a moment but first, let's check in with abc's donya baucus. >> reporter: across southern florida, people are bracing for what could be the worst hurricane to hit the state in decades. >> the lines to get water goes around the whole super market. >> reporter: food and water are flying off the shelves at grocery stores. flashlights and generators in high demand. and people loading up on wood and sandbags to protect their homes. >> i'm going to board up the house and probably head north. >> reporter: hurricane irma, seen from space is the strongest in the atlantic basin since 2005. the governor already declaring a state of emergency. >> do not sit and wait to get prepared. get prepared now. >> reporter: and the mayor is calling for evacuations ahead of the storm. >> this hurricane is far too powerful, poses far too great of a threat for us to delay actions any longer.
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>> reporter: in the florida keys, mandatory evacuations. officials telling tourists to get out as soon as possible. patricia and valeri lynn rushed here from houston. to a avoid hurricane harvey, and now they're looking at a new storm. >> i said pack your bags. caught a flight monday morning to here. >> reporter: florida has activated the national guard. and there are hundreds of high-water vehicles, boats and j generators available if necessary. here's another new image from overnight. people in the dutch resort of st. martin are riding out the storm in hotel ballrooms. >> let's get the latest from accuweather's justin povick. good morning, justin. >> nick, good morning to you, diane as well. we continue to follow a very dangerous
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hurricane irma. saw a wind gust in barbuda here, 155 miles per hour, five minutes later, the winds went calm. the eye right now is over this tiny little island of barbuda. it's going to make its way toward the british virgin islands as we get to the latter half of today. but down the line, the concern turns to the bahamas, turks and caicos, northern cuba and the southeastern portion of florida. we're confident about a u.s. landfall, the most likely scenario being into the sunshine state of florida here. if that were the case, we're talking about devastating impacts, hurricane wind gusts, storm surge and flooding rains. >> justin, thank you. and president trump is now promising to revisit his decision to rescind the daca program if congress fails to come up with a solution. he gave congress six months to legalize daca. the obama-era policy
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undocumented children brought to the country by their children to work and live in the country. the announcement triggered anger and uncertainty, as well as fear for many who have no memory of the country where they were actually born. now the president left it up to the attorney general, jeff sessions, to deliver the news. >> it also denied jobs to hundreds of thousands of americans by allowing those same illegal aliens to take those jobs. to have a lawful system of immigration that serves the national interests, we cannot admit everyone who would like to come here. it's just that simple. >> president trump insists that he loves the d.r.e.a.m.ers, yet, in talking points that the white house distributed to members of congress, daca recipients are urged to prepare for their departure from the united states. congress is sharply divided on immigration as lawmakers take on the future of daca, they already have their hands full on everything from raising the debt lim limit, tax reform and avoiding a government shutdown. >> president trump was faced with o
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by scheduling the daca program to expire, he has put it on congress to decide the fate of some 800,000 people granted status under president obama. this was tough for the president, because he was on both sides of the issue. he was expressing great love for daca recipients but saying that the rule of law should prevail. and that president obama's order was illegal. now the future for these 800,000 individuals will be decided by congress. and congress already has an overflowing agenda list that includes budget items and border wall funding. and president trump is pushing for this to be considered in the context of broader immigration reform. that's been on the agenda for some 12 years with no action to show for it. this time, inaction by congress will have real consequences. some 800,000 people waiting to see what their fate will be. most of them know no other home but america. and the overflowing agenda that he referred to includes several items that need almost
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immediate consideration. first the approval of $8 billion of relief for the aftermath of hurricane harvey. that's expected to pass the house today. an increase in the government's debt limit has to happen along with the approval of new spending in order to avoid a government shutdown, and both of those need to be passed by the end of the month. hillary clinton's new book isn't coming out until next week but already creating quite a buzz on social media. an excerpt believed to be from her memoir "what happened" she appears to blame her loss on attacks from bernie sanders. in one tweeted passage, she said president obama urged her not to hit back at sanders, and this swipe, i am proud to be a democrat, and i wish bernie were, too. and a missing dog with hollywood connections is back home. >> workers at a pr firm spotted this little guy running down santa monica boulevard. they put his picture on twitter and took him to a
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>> the chip led them to actor chace crawford. the gossip girl star and the furry friend were reunited. >> lovely. >> they got to hang out again. >> sweet little dog. i did a similar story about an actor and chihuahua. >> this happens a lot, then. >> social media is helping people track down their dogs. >> are you a lost and found correspondent? >> that's my beat. that's my beat. that's what i do. speaking of stars and celebrities, ronda rousey is back from her honeymoon and ready to rumble. but it might not be in the ufc octagon. first, as a new hurricane takes aim at the u.s., we take a look at the massive number of vehicles ruined by harvey's floodwaters and the surprising call many owners are getting from their insurance companies. you're watching "world news now". "world news now" weather, brought to you b
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evacuation orders have been issued for a number of communities near portland. it is believed to have been started by a teenager using fireworks. it is one of 80 fires burning in the western united states. and the epa is monitoring an area of houston after high levels of a volatile organic compound was found, that is benzene. its source is believed to be the valero refining facility in the houston manchester neighborhood. it was flooded following hurricane harvey, limited exposure to the compound can cause dizziness, headaches and nausea. for some, hurricane harvey survivors, not only their homes are destroyed but they also lost their cars. >> now we're learning many car owners, even with insurance may not be covered. here's abc's kenneth moten in texas. >> reporter: after so many cars were swallowed and abandoned in harvey's floodwaters, this track was shut down, turned no a
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damaged vehicles. >> we're just fortunate to have this real estate literally in the heart of the devastation to where the insurance companies can come out and start the process for customers and get people back on their feet. >> reporter: the auto insurance industry thinks it's about a $2 billion loss. >> i have to go to work, had to find a ride to go to work until i got a rental car. >> reporter: kimberly's insurance will cover the loss and she's one of the lucky ones. >> there are a lot of people going through it. >> reporter: 150,000 insurance claims already. the number expected to double. the cars keep coming at this racetrack, as it has enough space to fill 300 football fields with damaged vehicles. kenneth moten, abc news, bay town, texas. >> for some of these people. it's one thing after another. then you have to be careful buying used cars. because you don't know whether or not those cars have been flooded. >> houston
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city. when we come back, we will check out who is topping the list for the best-dressed stars. and ed sheeran responds to the haters. "the skinny" is next. to the haters. "the skinny" is next.
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♪ skinny ♪ so skinny we're kicking off "the skinny" this morning with a reminder that celebrities can get away with wearing pretty much anything. >> "people" magazine has come out with the list of the best dressed. topping the list? nicole kidman. are those parrots? >> yeah, "people" says no star wears fashion so fearlessly. and we agree. nothing says brave like parrots on the
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sack and i would still worship at her feet. >> a wet hessy? we know how nick feels. let's check out another look, shall we? >> "people" says each of her looks look unapologetically ambitious. >> also on the best-dressed list, rihanna. here she is wearing her heart on her sleeve or actually her heart as her sleeve perhaps or her entire body. you like that? >> i like that as well. i feel similarly about rihanna. >> oh, yeah? >> the magazine describes her as consistent. jack, are you shouting something? >> yeah, i was just saying that's a really good outfit, whatever. >> yeah. >> ridiculous. >> jack's no help on this one. >> usually you would say how she would look good in a potato sack. it kind of looks like she's wearing a potato sack. >> she's winning the fashion game. >> they ranked couples.
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top of the list, can you guess? >> j. lo and a-rod. >> other notable couples are jessica biel and justin timberlake and my faves, chrissy teigen. >> always looking good. >> you're lookin' sharp today. >> i feel my tie clashes with your dress there. >> you didn't plan that one very well. but that's okay. next up to ed sheeran who seems to be aware of the chorus of haters not happy with his appearance on "game of thrones." >> the immensely popular show has finished its penultimate season. you might remember this scene where he plays a singing soldier. a lot of the fans of the show weren't really feeling it. reactions like this one were common. nothing takes me out of a fantasy world like a random ed sheeran appearance. >> people were upset, because most of the actors weren't very
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so this random cameo by ed did not go over well, and apparently, ed got the memo, because in an interview with mtv, he said, quote, no one wants to see me come back, and he added, i'm cool with it, i enjoyed it. he admits that his character was probably killed by dragons anyway. >> this could be moot if you're like howard to tweeted, the cameo didn't bother me mostly, because i don't know who ed sheeran is. that's my accent on that one. is she like mariah carey? i don't know him. i did like your accent by the way. moving on to an uncertain future for one of the ufc's biggest stars. >> ronda rousey was on top of the world as an undefeated mixed martial arts champion but suffered back to back defeats. pushing her away from the octagon for some time. she just married fellow fighter, travis browne. and days after their honeymoon, rous
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with the ufc. she has been making a cameo of her own with the wwe. world wrestling. >> yeah. she's been seen spending some time with the wrestlers. and she was interrupted by potential challengers. things got noisy. backpacks had to be taken off. a lot of staring going on. >> you name the time. you name the place. >> ooh, ooh. >> more staring. >> more staring. >> oh. ooh, did you see that? it was a shrug. >> yeah. i mean. >> and then some walking away? this is big time. >> yeah. >> she's not going to be an actor, i don't think. >> no official word yet on if rousey is actually joining the wwe, but fans are pretty pumped about this. a lot of people wondering what is she going to do now that she lost twice? we may see her in the spotlight
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>> maybe she'll get on the "game of thrones" for an episode. >> that's true, they are looking. >> jack, for once that was a reasonable suggestion coming from back there. it's rare. >> i wonder, what if she does the wwe and in the middle of the fight she forgets that it's supposed to be fake and she totally goes out and puts someone in an arm bar. >> knock out ed sheeran. >> ed sheeran's not in the wwe, jack. >> he's got plenty of time on his hands, right? >> not yet. finally, the material girl is apparently unable to receive her materials. >> madonna recently moved to lisbon, portugal, releasing video of her excursions, but she's now getting stopped in her tracks or at least a delivery to her is. >> she posted this image looking not so thrilled with the caption when you've been arguing with customs all week that you really are madonna, and they still won't release your package. >> but then look who replies.
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it's julie from fedex. >> hi, julie. >> asking her to direct message her the address, tracking and phone number, and she's going to sort out. people just didn't believe she'd moved to portugal. people just didn't believe she'd moved to portugal. i did everything i could to make her party perfect. almost everything. you know, 1 i n 10 houses could get hit by an expensive septic disaster. but for only $7 a month, rid-x helps break down waste. avoid a septic disaster with rid-x.
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♪ is's that time of year again, time to go back to school. can be nerve-wracking for young and old alike. >> that's why one community is using the buddy system in a new way, pairing seniors with kids and getting amazing results.
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here's abc's david muir. >> reporter: the image being shared hand in hand. the snapshot already of a new school year, a new program spanning generations, bringing them together. a center in grand rapids, michigan, where they are teamed up with seniors, some are grandparents, not their own, but still hoping to share the day with them. that center sending us a message. they help run the bethlehem intergenerational center. >> we'd like to show you around. >> reporter: the little girl waiting to catch that balloon, with james. judith sitting and making music with her little band mates. the children taken by their new friends, going on walks. they've learned a lesson about bringing generations together. >> seeing the smiles and interactions between the kids and elders, both age groups have so much to offer each other. >> reporter: and the children have their favorite parts of the day. jaden likes sharing the food. >> eating lunch with them.
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what she likes about her new friends. >> to hug her. >> reporter: and at that center, they tell us they can already see the transformations. >> i can't wait to see what the future holds. >> oh, come on, that's not fair. david muir's dulcet tones, the music. it's too much. >> are you okay? >> no. it's too much. i love stories like that. don't! don't! >> you're so cute. >> lovely. >> so they say the facility has two wings. one for the elderly, one for the kids. they've decided to bring them together for these activities. it's done so well. >> okay. >> you're having some trouble with this one. >> it's lovely. >> the kids love having grandma and grandpa figures around. and the grandparents love having the grand kids around. everyone wins. >> commercials. this is abc's "world news
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making news in america this morning, hurricane irma makes landfall. one of the most powerful storms ever is hitting the caribbean right now. plus, the preparations this morning in florida where gas stations are already running low and mandatory evacuations are under way. overnight, president trump makes a new statement on dismantling the program that protects immigrants who came here as children. the program's fate now up to congress and the backlash, protests are growing and strong words from former president obama. a woman drops her car off at the mechanic only to find him out on a joyride. see what happens when she confronts him. the boston red sox under

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