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this morning on "world news now." what did sessions know? the russian investigation finds its focus back on the attorney general, with the question of whether he lied to congress about the trump campaign's alleged involvement with russia. and right now, bullets flying at a starbucks. several people hit. we have the very latest ahead. and new this half hour, the president embarks on a very big overseas trip to asia. >> but his daughter ivanka is already there. see what measures japan has taken to keep her safe. and as if the world series wasn't enough, mr. and mrs. kate
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that this weekend. details on this friday, november third. from abc news, this is world news now. >> mr. and mrs. kate upton, huh? i didn't think justin verlander agreed to that. i was not aware. >> do you think she got a prenup? who gets a prenup in that situation? the guy who just got a world series ring? >> you're so romantic. we have a new world series engagement. wedding plans for kate upton and justin verlander and all can you talk about is a prenup. >> kendis gibson, everybody. we're going to start this half hour on what's happening in d.c. and the russia investigation. once again, the attorney general is back in the focus in this because there are many in congress who are asking him to return there to be questioned again. >> that's right. this is happening after court documents released by the special counsel show that he was in the room
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adviser george papadopoulos offered to set up a meeting between then candidate trump and president putin. sessions did not disclose that discussion when he was asked about russian contacts under oath. >> i have never met with or had any conversations with any russians or foreign officials concerning any type of interference with any campaign or election in the united states. further, i have no knowledge of any such conversations by any one connected to the trump campaign. >> another campaign adviser says sessions immediately rejected the idea of a meeting with putin, so lawmakers want to know why he failed to recall that conversation. >> mean while, carter page just testified before congress and reportedly told lawmakers that last year he told sessions about an upcoming trip to russia. >> and president trump's former campaign chairman remains house arrest. after facing a f
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washington. >> paul manafort was indicted this week on charges that included money laundering and conspiracy. yesterday his attorney tried to explain why his client applied for ten passports. here's abc's pierre thomas. >> reporter: paul manafort and his former business partner, richard gates, fighting the prosecutors who made them prisoners in their own home. mr. gates, how do you respond to the charges, sir? the tense hearing starting with the judge chastising attorneys for this moment outside the courthouse the day of the indictment. >> president donald trump was correct. there is no evidence that mr. manafort or the trump campaign colluded with the russian government. >> reporter: judge amy berman jackson sternly telling attorneys to stop talking on the courthouse steps and warning this is a criminal trial, it's not a public relations campaign. prosecutors arguing both men pose a flight risk and should remain under house arrest, laying out their case in bluntly-worded court documents. in the last ten years, manafort
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applications. he currently has ten passports. he recently obtained a cell phone and e-mail account under aliases. gates had 55 bank accounts. manafort's attorney accused the prosecutors of overreaching, saying it's not unusual for someone traveling overseas to have multiple passports. also george papadopoulos cooperating with federal authorities after engaging with the russians during the campaign. and now a fourth man is making news. sam clovis, formerly a white house adviser is withdrawing his name for consideration for department of agriculture. it was clovis who allegedly encouraged papadopoulos to continue talking with the russians, writing in an e-mail "great work." >> our thanks to pierre thomas there in washington. and clovis
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climate makes it impossible for him to do the job. he's already under fire for being named chief scientist. he's not actually a scientist. a new poll reveals what might be some alarming results about the investigation. 58% approve of robert mueller's handling of the russian investigation and 68% approve of the charges being filed against paul manafort and his associate. the abc news/"washington post" poll finds 39% of americans think it's likely president trump broke the law in terms with russian attempts to influence the election. >> and the former leader of the democratic national committee is addressing the controversy surnding hillary clinton. in her new book, donna brazile says the primary was rigged in clinton's favor. because her campaign was largely funding the party. >> she says it wasn'
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president trump responded, calling it real collusion, dishonesty and a major violation of campaign finance laws. and house republicans are aiming to vote on their new tax plan by thanksgiving. president trump helped roll out the plan, holding up postcards that republicans say most americans will be able to use to file their tax returns. he even kissed one of the forms. the plan cuts the number of tax brackets from seven to four. a family making up to $90,000 would pay 12 purse, up to $260,000, 25%. and the bill doubles the standard deduction, making it $24,000 for married couples, but adds big breaks for the rich, including repealing the estate tax after six years. democrats call the plan a give away to the wealthy and the powerful. in just a few hours,
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12-day trip to asia. on his way, he will stop in hawaii to the pearl harbor memorial. he will make stops in japan, china and the philippines. he will have his first in-person meeting with the controversial president of the philippines. and the president's daughter, ivanka trump arrived in japan ahead of her father. she met with japan's prime minister and addressed a meeting on women's issues last night. japan's police created a special all-female unit guard for her. and the first lady during their visit. the unit's commander said their outfits tried for a more cultivated look to suit the occasion. a propaganda arm for isis is claiming responsibility for tuesday's terror attack in new york city, calling the suspect a soldier of the caliphate. >> the truck rampage left eight people dead and more than a
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jogging and biking path on the west side of manhattan. maggie rulli has the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: new yorkers determined to take back their city. >> new york is stronger than something like this. >> reporter: walked down the same route that just days earlier had been turned into a path of destruction. this video shows some of the victims of that attack just before terror struck. a group of friends from argentina, smiling. around the same time, across the river in new jersey, prosecutors say 29-year-old sayfullo saipov was getting ready to rent a truck from home depot. he's now confessed he used that truck to kill as many people as possible in the name of isis. he moved to the u.s. from uzbekistan in 2010 and was currently living in paterson, new jersey with his wife and children. one neighbor took this photo in front of saipov's building on october 22nd. in it, you see a home depot truck. prosecutors say he used it to do a dry run of his attack. >> same model.
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greater threat. saipov has helped more than 23 other uzbeks come to the u.s., including two men suspected of terror ties. >> one of the things investigators will look at after this incident is whether there is any type of network or cell that's operating in this country from uzbekistan. >> reporter: new york city remains shaken from tuesday's attack. >> it really does hit, literally close to home. it could have been me. >> reporter: and while many victims are still in the hospital, one student who was injured made a point to get back to school, saying he still wanted to get 100% attendance. the city started putting up concrete barriers here along the bike path at the west side highway. 57 are set to go up like the one behind me trying to prevent a repeat of the halloween terror attack. and police in chicago say a gunman opened fire in an uptown starbucks, killing one man and injuring another as well as a 12 year old boy. investigators say the man who was killed may have been involved in a drug deal with the
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starbucks when something went wrong. now it's unclear if the injured victims have any connection to the shooter or those killed. doctors say they are both in serious but stable condition. and more discipline may be coming for members of a miami firehouse for racially harassing a black colleague. six firefighters, including the former fire chief's son have been fired. they are accused of hanging a noose over the picture of a black lieutenant's family. lewd images were drawn on that photo. five others may be suspended or demoted. this is a strange one. when you have a business that can lose track of a hippo, it's probably time to reassess your entire security. >> a whole hippo missing. here's the video. this comes from a safari park near tel aviv. this video's not a slow motion, by the way. that's the actual speed with which the hippo just walks his way right out of a security gate.
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wednesday evening. >> about three minutes later, the hippo walked back in through that same security gate. we didn't say they were very bright animals. the safari says the board members are conducting a investigation into it. >> he was testing. maybe that's their security method. they just know it's so pleasant in the zoo that they'll just come back. >> yeah. not a brave hippo. >> freedom! okay. that's enough. >> that was nice. that was nice. i've had enough. coming up, the new developments in the story we've been following out of georgia, the little boy denied an organ transplant because of his father's criminal record. the family is now speaking out. and later in "the skinny," oprah does it again. we're taking a look at some of her favorite things. you're watching "world news now." favorite things. you're watching "world news now." i'm only in my 60's. i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out
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we're back on that unbelievable case in georgia, a dad doing everything he could to save his child's life. >> the little boy needs a kidney transplant, and his father is a match, but his father's criminal record has led to protests over what could be a delay for critical surgery. here's abc's steve osunsami. >> this is a child's life we're talking about. >> reporter: outside this children's hospital in atlanta, protests are growing demanding that officials at emery hospital reverse their decision and give this 2-year-old a kidney transplant from his father. anthony burgess jr. was born prematurely and without a working kidney. he needs this transplant to survive.
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but an imperfect father. spending the last few years in and out of jail on theft and shoplifting charges. he was arrested again for violating parole and released from jail right before the surgery scheduled for october 3rd. that's when emery health care said no. explaining in this letter that the surgery was now on hold until the boy's father can show evidence of compliance with his parole officer for the next three months, saying they'll reevaluate in january. >> everybody in the transplant unit, that's what they told us. everybody agreed to that situation. >> i want to give him my kidney. i'd go there right now and give it to my kid. >> reporter: health officials have changed course a bit saying they will work with the family, but they have to make sure that the father is able to manage any potential complications from his side of the surgery. steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta. >> what does that even mean? >> i guess after you undergo kidney transplant surgery, they have to make sure the donor can deal with the psychological
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donation. it does all factor in. which is traditional in a kidney transplant, but this story hits to the heart, because it sounds as if this little boy is being published because of his dad's criminal record. unfortunately, a.j. was taken to the emergency room on sunday with an infection. so the family says they're trying to explore other options to try to get a transplant done for home. >> have his dad give him a kidney. when we come back, oprah's favorite things. ooh, are we going to get a car? >> no. >> no? i'll text you in 4 hours when your cough returns. one pill lasts 12 hours, so... looks like i'm good all night! why take 4-hour cough medicine? just one mucinex lasts 12 hours. let's end this. so my dentist toldell, bume about this...! go pro with crest hd. crest hd cleans and whitens my teeth to eye-popping levels. crest hd. 6x cleaning, 6x whitening. i did it, i did it, i impressed the dentist.
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♪ skinny ♪ so skinny so, on this friday skinny, we're going to get started with the big news for the star of the world series. >> springer? >> no. >> verlander? >> no, but close. kate upton. >> what? okay, so the super model was seen a few times with the series with the dodgers, cheering on her fiance, justin verlander. they've been engaged about a year now. but according to "people" magazine, they're going to celebrate their world series win by
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the whole fiesta going down in italy, apparently. >> and thanks to the internet, it look like she may have taken a planning trip to italy. here she is in capri. over the summer. it means he's likely missing the victory parade in downtown houston, but he's probably okay with that, don't you think? >> probably as okay as you are about kate upton in bikini pictures. in a piece about the world series. kate and justin weren't the only ones in the series putting their love on display. >> we saw the moment carlos correa proposed to his girlfriend. on live tv, just minutes after winning the series. what do we know about her? apparently, she's no stranger to the spotlight. she is 21 year old daniella rodriguez. she was ms. texas last year.
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>> they are not getting married this weekend. >> why is there no video from the ms. usa? >> you're going to write a strongly-worded letter, aren't you? >> yes. oprah winfrey had her daily show, there was one episode a year that got a response like this. [cheers and applause] her favorite things show was absolutely legendary, and guess what, the show is no longer, but the list lives on. >> oh, my god, look at these people. she's out with the 2017 version, loaded with stuff a billionaire loves and even things we can afford. oprah loves her spin classes, so the list includes this two-gear bicycle, price tag, $1200. >> you can't watch reruns of oprah without a nice tv, so a 4ktv, and she likes tequila. have some for $475.
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>> and if you bought everything on her favorite things list, it would cost you over $14,000. >> and we still don't get a car! >> $14,000, though. >> all right, rewind. get a car!
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just a couple blocks from where all this played out. >> bombshell indictment. paul manafort and two advisers charged. by the special counsel. one pleaded guilty to lying to the fbi as the white house pushes back. >> today's announcement has nothing to do with the president, nothing to do with the president's campaign or campaign activity. >> gunshots inside a walmart. panicked shoppers running for cover. three people are dead. >> the suspect seen on surveillance moments before he opened fire. >> oscar winner kevin spacey responding to allegations. from an actor who says that spacey sexually molested him when he was a teenager. >> spacey posted a statement to twitter saying i owe him the sincerest apology for what would have been deeply inappropriate drunken behavior. he then turned to the subject of his sexuality. i have loved and had romantic encounters with men throughout
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live my life as a dgay man. >> the houston astros are world champions! for the first time in franchise history! >> i'm so happy for all of our fans who have endured a lot. and we're coming home champions. ♪ this is halloween >> i can't take you seriously. >> twix! >> wait, it's way too early for you to see the rest of this outfit. >> thanks for watching, everybody, happy halloween. >> it's only tuesday. ♪ >> proud moment. >> i did appreciate the holding of the scripts for our benefit. it was to our benefit. don't miss our updates on facebook. >> i'm not going to expand on that, expound. this is
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making news in america this morning, the so-called middle class miracle. the republican tax plan revealed. >> we are giving them a big, beautiful christmas present in the form of a tremendous tax cut. >> major changes to deducts and credits affecting millions. this morning who stands to benefit the most? developing overnight attorney general jeff flasessio is in the spotlight in the russia investigation. >> i have no knowledge of any such conversations. >> democrats demand to know whether he misled congress about contact. the new documents raising doubts. breaking news this morning, the hunt for a killer who opened fire at this starbucks. three people shot including a 12-year-old boy.

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