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making news in america this morning, flooding danger. a rush to higher ground in the carolinas. evacuations under way. some people packing up for the second time with dozens of dams on the verge of collapsing. breaking overnight, new documents claiming numerous hack attempts on hillary clinton's e-mail server. the countries allegedly involved and clinton backing away from another policy flip-flopping on her former boss. a tanker overturns bursting into flames. the new video just in. and call it a wild, wild card win. the party under way in chicago
right now after the cubs' big victory. and good thursday morning. i'm marci gonzalez in for reena ninan. >> i'm kendis gibson. we'll begin with the south and south carolina specifically bracing for more deadly floods. the death toll this morning at least 19 with raging floodwaters pushing more than a dozen dams to their breaking points and putting nearly 50 others in danger. >> and the view from inside the storm zone is nothing short of dramatic. in the town of andrews, a coast guard helicopter came to the rescue of an 88-year-old grandmother and her two grandchildren whose home was surrounded by water. >> and the danger may not lift until this weekend. abc's stephanie ramos has the latest. >> reporter: cleanup and damage control. both under way in south carolina. as residents get ready for another surge of water, roads are caving in.
the rush of water even bringing caskets to the surface and 62 of the dams in the state on the verge of collapse with the rivers now rising. >> this event is not over. >> reporter: the death toll is growing in the state. 19 now dead since the rain began. >> we're holding our breath and we're saying a prayer. >> reporter: in columbia, officials evacuated a thousand people living below the beaver dam. >> they have gone nonstop to help prevent a major catastrophe. >> reporter: two were killed. their truck swept away. reportedly. warning. >> this is a situation where if that road is closed it's closed you. >> reporter: in downtown columbia chinook helicopters dropping sandbags to hold up this massive breach in the levee system. columbia nave tiffs have never seen anything like this.
since living here. >> so we're just going through it right now hoping and praying that god watches over us. >> reporter: stephanie ramos, abc news, washington. overnight. investigation of hillary clinton's e-mails. the ap reporting clinton's private e-mail server was the attempted of cyberattacks originating in china, south korea and germany taking place after clinton's time as secretary of state. they were apparently blocked by security product but the report indicates there was a period of time after clinton left the administration when that protection had not been installed. so that means the server was potentially vulnerable during that time. >> meantime, clinton has broken with president obama and is no longer supporting a u.s. trade deal with pacific rim nations. clinton's opposition puts her in line with her democratic primary opponents and it might just be a move against potential candidate vice president joe biden.
more now from abc's cecilia vega. >> reporter: hillary clinton opposing one of president obama's top priorities, a political flip-flop on his 12-nation trade pact, the transpacific partnership which she once backed as secretary of state. >> we had to have a trade agreement that would create good american jobs, raise wages and advance our national security. what i know about it as of today, i am not in favor of what i have learned about it. >> reporter: it's clinton's fourth major split in less than a month from her opposition to the keystone pipeline to calling for a no-fly zone in sierra and the deportation strategy no longer works separating from the white house and the joe biden threat looming. he may not actually be running for president, but joe biden is starring in that new campaign ad. >> things can change in a heartbeat. >> reporter: in black and white,
that killed his first wife and their daughter, nearly killing his sons too shaping his future. >> incredible bond i have with my children is a gift i'm not sure i would have had had i not been through what i went through. >> reporter: paid for a group of supporters hoping to convince the vice president to enter the race. the ad hits the airwaves ahead of tuesday's first democratic debate. cecilia vega, abc news, cedar rapids, iowa. president obama has apologized for the deadly u.s. afghanistan. the president's phone call to the head of doctors without borders came days after the strike killed 22 people at the group's facility in the city of konduz. he also promised the u.s. will look into making changes to make sure this doesn't happen again. >> the united states when we make a mistake, we're honest about it, we own up to it. we apologize where necessary as the president did in this case. >> despite the apology doctors without borders held a press
calling for an independent investigation. there's been an apparent close call for a u.s. warplane with russian forces in a major escalation in syria. in an extraordinary display of russian force, more than 25 cruise missiles were fired at targets 900 miles away in syria. president vladimir putin says those were isis terrorists but the u.s. says there is no evidence those terrorist targets were hit. >> i've said before that we believe russia has the wrong strategy. they continue to hit targets that are not isil. >> u.s. officials say russia is creating a dangerous situation for u.s. aircraft which have had frighteningly close encounters with russian warplanes. at least one u.s. plane was forced to change course because a russian jet got too close. the search for the crew of the u.s. cargo ship that sank near the bahamas has been called off. the coast guard said it was a painful and difficult decision
to stop looking for the 28 americans and 5 polish citizens lost last week during hurricane joaquin. the ntsb is still searching for the ship's data recorder and president obama has promised to give full support to the investigation saying the grieving families deserve answers. >> two of the students injured in the mass shooting at a college in oregon have been released from the hospital. chris mintz hailed as a hero hailed for confronting the gunman recovering at home after he was shot seven times. also home this morning, 18-year-old ana boylan who played dead when she was shot in the back. most of the funeral services for the nine people are taking place over this weekend. all right, we're going to switch gears to a quick baseball highlight from last night's national league wild card game. >> kyle schwarber of the cubs hammered a two-run home run right out of pittsburgh's pnc park. wow. that put chicago ahead of the pirates, 3-0 and that was more than enough, that's more than they needed. this was the scene outside
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girl behind the hero. >> malala yousafzai is the youngest ever nobel peace prize winner but a new film strips away the celebrity showing us this feminist pioneer is still a teenager at heart. here's abc's amy robach. >> there's a moment when you have to choose whether to be silent or stand up. >> reporter: when the taliban shot malala yousafzai in the head, the bullet ricocheted around the world. >> the bullet would silence us. >> reporter: a new film by davis guggenheim who happens to be my brother-in-law shows us she's not just a hero but a teenage girl. >> two hands. >> reporter: you were willing to show all sides of you to davis. why did you trust him so much? >> big mistake. >> yeah, that's what i was going to say. i trusted him and i thought he was going to be more of how good i am and then he just -- what came out was that my brothers were speaking against me.
>> she's a little bit naughty. >> reporter: the taliban targeted you and shot you. but it's how you reacted to that bullet that really made you a hero. was it easy to forgive the taliban? >> before that i had a little bit fear but after that day i realized now no one can stop me. >> reporter: are you fearless? >> i am. well, i am scared of dogs. >> reporter: her campaign for education has taken her to kenya, nigeria and the lebanese border where she opened a school for syrian refugees on her birthday. what do you want girls to walk away thinking and feeling? >> girls should think there's no limit for their dreams, what they can do in this world, what they can achieve in this world. there's no limit. >> i am one of 66 million girls who are deprived of education and our voices have grown louder and louder. >> reporter: i'm amy robach in new york.