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upon me, some of which were very inhumane and unjust. semper fi to all the marines out there. >> semper fi. and now there's a new development in the fate of the american left behind in iran. former fbi agent robert levinson, who was not part of the swap deal with iran. the white house now says it believes that levinson may not be in iran and they thought that all along. the levinson family says it was surprised to hear that news. turning our focus to the home front, two pregnant women in illinois have been found to health officials say the expectant mothers had recently visited countries where the virus is located. the cdc recently issued a warning about the virus, which can cause severe birth defects in children. it is spread through mosquito bites and found in certain caribbean and latin american countries. well, if you run into problems with your new health care insurance plan, you're not alone. thousands of customers around the country don't yet have their
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many people shot for new plans for 2016. others were forced to sign up elsewhere after their insurance companies ended coverage. every january brings some problems. but experts say this year it is much worse. and speaking of every january, it also brings a new list of the most popular and worst passwords. it's actually amazing how some people just don't get it. tops on the list, 123456. the second -- that's not a typo. it is "password." >> and for those sites that require eight characters, number 3 is 12345678. the fourth are the letters under your left hand. i never thought of this. qwerty. >> qwerty, yeah. >> and you might as well just post your personal data on a hacker's website. they're saying don't do it, folks. >> i used the password one. but i'll use numbers at least. so passored and then 12345.
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an asterisk or dollar sign or whatever else. >> it makes is to difficult. >> then you forget it. >> exactly i've tried the space bar thing. >> i didn't know you could do the zblsh yeah. you can do the space bar thing. >> coming up later in "the mix," making art with frozen pants. but first a mom fs off three would-be carjackers tossing them out of her vehicle at a gas station. the whole ordeal caught on camera. and later we'll go deep inside the insomniac kitchen. along for my mozzarella mission to make the tastiest cheese i could possibly do on this national cheese lovers day. remember to find us on facebook, and twitter @abcwnn. you're watching "world news
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frightening moments for a very brave mom in florida. watch as two would-be carjackers run toward an suv at a gas station. the first driver locks her door. then tries to steal that red car but the driver yanks them out. her two kids are in the back seat. the two men and a woman were arrested a short time later. police found three guns in their possession. this could have ended so much worse. but a mama's instinct kicking in. they obviously say never to do this. but if your kids are in the back seat. and she didn't even know they had guns at the time probably. so wow. incredible. >> incredible video there. meantime, there are aggressive attempts to hijack your cash, and it's happening to
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right inside their own homes. >> it's a scam with crooks calling people on the phone demanding they pay back taxes, threatening them even if they don't pay up immediately. abc's mary bruce has the latest. >> reporter: listen to this call. >> before there is an arrest warrant issued i want you or your attorney to give us a call back. >> reporter: from someone claiming to be an irs agent telling you to pay up or else. >> within the next hour they will be at your doorstep to handcuff and you put you behind the bars. >> reporter: the government launching a new campaign warning you to be high alert for scammers as tax season begins. melissa degan says she was conned over more than $15,000. >> i was just like what can i do to fix this? there's no way i can be arrested. >> reporter: 5,000 victims losing more than $26 million. the number of these calls tripling in the last year to nearly 1 million. even the treasury department's top investigator received a call. >> at the end i had the joy of telling them their day is coming. you called the wrong guy. >> reporter: how do you know the
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>> it's not the irs if -- >> if somebody tells you if you don't pay money immediately that you're going to be arrested. >> reporter: the real irs never threatens, and if they need to reach you they always send a letter first. and these scammers are changing their game as people become more aware. but what hasn't changed, these threatening calls. if you receive one, report it. but first, just hang up. mary bruce, abc news, washington. >> it's amazing how they get some of your personal information to make you believe this is really legit. >> i've gotten a lot of these mails actually since i've been here at abc going to my home in d.c. >> wow. >> i'll look and think it's official and call the irs and realize okay, no. so it's -- you definitely have to be on the lookout. >> it's kind of scary. coming up in our next half hour, the growing backlash against the ochkz. jada pinkett smith and spike lee are boycotting this year's academy awards over the lack of diversity among the nominees. well, now actor george clooney is weighing in.
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it's national cheese lovers day. and kendis got a lesson in making his own fresh mozzarella. our insomniac kitchen straight
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cheese, glorious cheese tastes mighty inviting cheese, glorious cheese it's too tantalizing >> whether you like it saucy -- >> remember that? board. it turns 29 today. and really, what is there not to like about cheese? protein. >> absolutely. well, today is national cheese and we will celebrate. and in honor of this sacred food holiday i decided to try my hand at making my own fresh mozzarella.
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who am i kidding? a lot of help. inside our insomniac kitchen. >> reporter: if there is anywhere to celebrate international cheese lovers day, it is here, murray's. they've been in the business since the 1940s. but today they face their biggest challenge. teaching me how to make mozzarella. all right. here to help us celebrate is dan, who's the education maestro here at murray's. what are we going to do? >> these are pasta falata cheeses meaning pulled curd. we're going tyke some unaged mozzarella curd, heat it up, stretch it, roll it into a ball and turn it into the delicious fresh mozzarella we all know and love. let's take a look at the curd, this cube on your plate here. pick it up, take a look. go ahead and give it a taste, break off a little piece. >> it doesn't taste like anything. >> it's kind of boring. you know what's missing in. >> salt. >> salt. absolutely.
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the tap as hot as that tap can go. we want to bring the curd up to room temperature so when we add the really hot water it doesn't have to work so hard to heat up. >> it just feels like we're playing with our food. are we making mozzarella soup? >> i would never want you to do what you're doing right now. >> my second batch. >> second batch here. just take your container and dump your water out. leave the in the bowl. now we're going to break up the mozzarella curd so increase the surface area again so when you add the really hot water it doesn't have to work too hard to melt. break them up. >> all of this is going to come back together? >> absolutely. >> what's the weirdest like form that somebody has made? >> i have a feeling you're going to make the weirdest form we've ever seen. i'm going to add some salt. one, two -- >> that seems like a lot. is that a pinch? >> yeah, looks pretty good. that's a big old pinch. toss the salt in there to coat. this water's sitting at 170 degrees.
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>> so what we do is work the bowl. >> doif to use my fingers? >> there's pretty much no other way to get handmaid de mozzarella without using your hands. >> we're going to add more hot water? >> eyre going to add more. it's getting good and melty. fold it over a couple of times so it gets this nice and smooth texture there. we're going to put it back in the water. get it right in the middle and center. let it stretch. you can gently guide it with your other hand. we're making a ribbon. soon as the ribbon's long enough just let it fall back into the bowl. go ahead and rip off what you've got, rip off the rest and work with the ribbon we've got so you're going to roll it up. now we're going to make an okay sign with our right hand. together.
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curd. what we're going to do is take your other hand and sit right on top and rip what's in your hand out. tuck it in under the bottom of the bowl. cool water's going to help solid up that shape there. and that's it. hallelujah >> all righty. let's do this. >> doesn't get any fresher than this. >> yeah, it's actually really good. proves that i can make something. not very well but something. >> happy cheese day. >> yeah, you too. >> so voila. this is mine. this is the finished product that i made. >> i thought we had -- wow. >> no, no. >> that's your actual ball. >> this is my actual mozzarella ball. here, you've got it. >> wow. >> want to dig in? >> thanks for displaying that for us. >> it was tougher -- don't mind me while i cut the cheese.
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i've got to say that cheese was really good. >> it was really good. it was a quick bathroom break there. but now time for -- time for "the mix." and we're talking about things that are -- it is so cold right now in minnesota. it's so cold in minnesota. how cold is it? >> how cold is it? >> thank you. it's so cold in minnesota that these pants are just frozen in their tracks. >> how did they get them up like that in. >> actually, there's a guy who -- he thought it would be funny. >> yeah. >> he got -- soaked them in water. molded them.
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parts of his town to put a prank on his neighbors. ? that's >> that's pretty funny. >> yeah. it's kind of cool. he did them in all parts of town. and he did it in 30 minutes. that answers a question of how cold it is in minnesota. >> very interesting. i like this. very, very interesting. now, apparently there's a guy in england who was very upset with the noise that popcorn makes in movie theaters. he wants to ban -- he's got a petition out to ban people from eating popcorn and -- [ popcorn crunching ] that's a prop? i didn't know that. oh, my god, i just ate styrofoam. what happened to the popcorn i bought for the segment? >> it's back there with marcus. >> oh, my god. this didn't go as planned, folks. oh, my god. i just ate styrofoam.
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>> this stuff is three days -- three years old. okay. so there's a guy. he hates the noise of popcorn. >> i think i just had some like cancerous -- >> yeah, you did. >> -- paint. >> he's doing this whole petition to get people to stop making noises in movie theaters when they -- when they eat their popcorn. i didn't know that you were going to dig into it. >> well, it looked good. i enjoy popcorn. i was trying to make the point it doesn't make a lot of noise. oh, my gosh. i just ate styrofoam. on national television. >> good deal. all right. so you all know we healthy the noise of popcorn. look at this kid. trying to get a kid's tooth out is a tough thing. this is in seattle. some fans here. they used a football that is
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and this solved that problem. take a look. nice. >> where'd it go?
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this morning on "world news now" -- state of emergency. the michigan governor apologizing last night for the mishandling of the water crisis in flint. this as president obama meets with the city's mayor to see what can be done to help the children exposed to lead. night with guns blazing. plenty of targets for the tea party favorite. and nobody off limits as she endorses donald trump for the presidency. her colorful comments just ahead. and new this half hour, the hollywood star's heroic actions. >> jamie foxx pulling a victim of a car crash from the burning wreckage. and now speaking out about the
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front of his home. and another hollywood star called out for being tone deaf. zac efron's racially insensitive post on martin luther king day. what he said that led to a backlash from fans and a mea culpa from the star. that's later in "the skinny" on this wednesday january 20th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good wednesday morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm reena ninan. we begin with breaking news from northwestern pakistan where a terror attack is unfolding at a university. >> now, we're told that many people have been killed and more casualties are expected as police and army troops exchange gunfire with the attackers. witnesses say they've heard several explosions. two gunmen among those killed as others continued firing. the victims include students and professors. >> fog and low visibility have been hampering military and police efforts to regain control on the campus. but we're told it is now being
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>> now, we should point out the university is located about 20 miles from peshawar, where a similar attack by the taliban in dead. we're going to continue to monitor this breaking situation in pakistan. >> also new this morning, the governor of michigan speaking about the water crisis in flint. >> rick snyder has been strongly criticized for his response to this disaster. there have been calls for his and pledged another $28 million to fix the problem. it's been an ongoing crisis for several months. and we get the very latest right now from abc's elizabeth hur. >> i'm sorry most of all that i let you down. you deserve better. >> reporter: michigan governor rick snyder responding to critics and vowing to take action. >> i'm increasing the support from the mission -- michigan national guard starting tomorrow to ensure that every home we need to visit in flint gets visited as soon as possible. >> reporter: national guard
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passing out water and filters. but for some the damage has been done. >> our people need financial aid. we need it now. >> reporter: lawyers representing families from flint, michigan confirm they have now filed three class action lawsuits seeking damages and an injunction to help families billed for water they could not use. this announcement comes as angry residents continue to rally, some even demanding the governor be arrested. the state is now under investigation after the city of flint changed its water source from lake huron to the flint that change exposing residents to toxic levels of lead. but officials allegedly waiting five months to warn the public. >> we're paying for this water. and this water is poison. >> reporter: president obama, emergency, on tuesday appointed an official to lead the federal response and met with the flint mayor in d.c. even though the water source has the pipe system is so badly
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safe to drink. elizabeth hur, abc news, new york. well, donald trump is celebrating a major endorsement this morning saying he's honored that conservative favorite sarah way. palin made her announcement last night in iowa, where trump has been locked in a dead heat with ted cruz. her speech was classic palin, marked by slams at the obama republican establishment. >> are you ready to stump for i'm here to support the next president of the united states, donald trump! >> because a weak-kneed capitulator in chief has decided that america will lead from behind. and he who would negotiate deals kind of with the skills of a community organizer maybe organizing a neighborhood tea, we're paying for. some of their squirmishes that have been going on for centuries where they're fighting each other and yelling allah akbar
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heads forever and ever. like i've said before, let them duke it out and let allah sort it out. this election is more than just your basic abcs, anybody but clinton. it's more than that this go-around. how about the rest of us? right-winging bitter-clinging proud clingers of our guns, our honor, our religions and our constitution. tell us that we're not right enough? yeah, coming from the establishment. right. >> you know, i thought it was she -- what department she would like to be head of if trump wins and she said energy because oil and then she said she would dismantle the program. suit is that outfit. here. what do we think? is that like from the marilyn mccoo line of clothing? >> somebody tweeted out it's from a concert of earth, wind and fire in the 1970s. >> it kind of does. it's pretty cool.
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"daily news" of new york on its cover for this morning regarded the endorsement. "i'm with stupid." >> it says what, "hate minds think alike. palin endorses trump." >> it can at least be entertaining over the next couple of weeks. all right. in the democratic race in the meantime new poll numbers show bernie sanders trouncing hillary clinton by 27 points. and with her lead in iowa also shrinking a little bit, clinton is upping her verbal attacks against sanders. abc's cecilia vega has details. >> reporter: losing ground in iowa and new hampshire, hillary clinton now issuing this admission. there's a real possibility we could lose those contests. her desperate e-mail plea to donors a stark contrast to this. a massive crowd for bernie sanders. in iowa the vermont senator gloating. >> today the inevitable
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months ago. >> reporter: that new poll especially damaging to clinton in a state where she has been on the offensive, dispatching her most powerful surrogates from bill -- >> you need to talk to everybody in new hampshire and bring it home for her again. >> reporter: -- to chelsea. >> senator sanders wants to dismantle obamacare. >> reporter: but clinton has said she's prepared for the long fight ahead, saying she's done it before. >> i want to win. but i have a very long view about this. look, i campaigned until june last time, as we all remember. >> reporter: and the clinton campaign calling these polls meaningless. now, around this same time back in 2008 there were some polls that showed barack obama with a double-digit lead in new hampshire. we all know that hillary clinton ended up winning that state. cecilia vega, abc news, new york. driver fatigue is suspected as the cause of a deadly greyhound crash in northern california. passengers reported that the driver appeared to doze off moments before the accident. this is south of san jose.
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overturned. the ntsb is now investigating this crash. weather experts are using every strong word they can to describe a snowstorm taking aim at much of the east later this week. one calling it a doozy. the storm is moving slowly but packing a huge punch of frigid temperatures. plenty of snow and gusting winds. road crews are all ready to work, trying to minimize dangerous conditions. you didn't like the doozy line, huh? >> i do. it's a technical term for a storm. it might not be cooperstown, but it is a baseball hall of fame. pete rose will be inducted into the cincinnati reds hall of fame this summer, and the team will also retire his number. just last month the baseball commissioner decided not to lift on baseball. the reds say that's one reason now and they have the so. well, the carolina panthers may be hovering around another trip to the super bowl. but they won't be doing it on hoverboards. coach ron rivera has banned the motorized scooters from the
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>> yeah. they've been very popular with panthers players. rivera says someone tipped him to the rash of hoverboard fires and he saw the youtube videos. >> he banned it. so i'm kind of scared to keep it at home now. so i kind of keep it in the hallway, away from everything. just because if it decide to blow up on me. >> so he says he even caught some players drag-racing in the hallways with it. >> so they would go to and from practices on hoverboards? >> yeah. >> i would be upset as a coach. you can walk. it's good exercise, folks. or jog. >> i think they exercise enough. >> you think so? >> two-a-day exercises. >> i've never been to their practices, so i would not know. >> yes, it's true. >> every type of exercise is good. >> the hoverboard, it's core exercise. >> oh. maybe i should get a hoverboard. coming up, the growing distaste with the academy. lack of diversity among the oscar nominees leading to even
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of course the late glenn frey co-wrote the eagles' hit "take it easy," reminding people of this town along route 66. take a look. last night the people of winslow, arizona returned the favor, remembering frey. they gathered at the statue that commemorates the 1972 song and listened as a dj played "take it easy" and other eagles songs. >> it's a very sweet tribute. >> yeah. well, actor jamie foxx played superman monday night, pulling a car crash victim from his burning car. the accident happened right in front of foxx's gate at his estate north of los angeles. with the burning car laying on its side, the driver trapped inside, foxx broke the window, cut the seat belt, dragged him about 30 feet away. he's now downplaying his actions. >> i don't look at it as heroic. i just look at it like, you know, you just had to do something. you know. and it all just worked out, man. i mean, without going too far into it, it all worked out. >> and just hours ago on
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him hugging the driver's dad. he said, "no heroes. just happy fathers." oh, i love to hear this. could have been so horrible, had a horrible outcome. >> they were both very >> yeah, it was very emotional you could tell. elsewhere in los angeles a backlash against this year's academy awards gaining more traction. >> a number of actors of color are sounding off against the lack of diversity among this and now actor george clooney is adding his voice. here now is abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: george clooney now one of the hollywood heavyweights weighing in, telling "variety" magazine "i don't think it's a problem of who you're picking as much as it is how many options are available to minorities in film." >> the academy has a problem. >> reporter: actor david oyelowo blasted the academy. >> for 20 opportunities to celebrate actors of color, actresses of color. to be missed last year is one thing.
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year is unforgivable. >> reporter: and now a growing number vowing to boycott this year's oscars, including jada pinkett smith. >> i will not be at the academy awards, and i won't be watching. >> reporter: spike lee. >> we need to have some serious discussion about diversity and get some flavor up in this. >> reporter: and oscar-winning director michael moore, also a member of the academy, plann to be a no-show this year. the academy's president vowed to make big changes. >> what we all need to do now is actually take some action. >> reporter: the academy president knows there's a long road ahead with the academy at last check 93% white and just 2% black. linsey davis, abc news, new york. and with that note, tune in to "good morning america" later this morning to hear director spike lee speak more on his boycott of the academy awards. okay. when we come back, why zac efron is apologizing on twitter.
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country singer just turned 70. here's a hint. she's been a platinum blond since the johnson administration. >> she's one of my favorites. >> yeah. >> all-time faves.
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time now for "the skinny." and topping the headlines this morning, an apology from zac efron. >> so the actor posted a tweet on mlk day saying "i'm grateful for martin luther king and 10 million followers on instagram." but he also followed it with a raised fist and a pointing figure emoji both in the black your iphone. >> oh, i do. >> after a social media backlash the very next day efron deleted saying, "i have nothing but the greatest admiration and respect for dr. king. i realized that last night's post was completely insensitive, and i apologize to anyone who i may have offended. so sorry." >> all right. well, speaking of zac efron, here is his best asset. him shirtless. >> we're getting an eyeful of efron's pecs you see there in the first official trailer for "neighbors 2: sorority rising." in the sequel to "neighbors" seth rogen and rose byrne's
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baby, and just when they think the neighborhood's calmed down a sorority moves in right next door. >> it's a little hard to call the cops without a phone. >> give us that back! >> no. >> ooh. >> what the -- >> it's called a cord. >> it's an old people phone. >> "neighbors 2" hits theaters on may 20th. when you get to see more of zac's six-pack abs. and seth rogen's as well as you can see there. >> and set to hit the small screen, a big fat dose of retro nostalgia. >> netflix has released a teaser of the first peewee herman movie since 1988. "peewee's big holiday" stars paul reubens himself meeting with a mysterious stranger who inspires peewee to take his first ever holiday. >> a traffic light. just like i've seen in national geographic!
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reubens is 63 years old? isn't that incredible? he still looks like the same on saturday morning cartoons from the '80s. >> and he does. >> "peewee's big holiday" scheduled to debut on netflix in march of this year. that's incredible. he hasn't aged in three decades. >> and speaking of getting up there in years, an american cultural icon has crossed -- that's kind of mean. anyway. an american icon has crossed over into her seventh decade. >> oh, my gosh. this is so hard to believe, but dolly parton turned 70 years old yesterday. the country music hall of famer professionally since 1956. but her singing career really, came one of her signature songs. oh, this is my favorite. from 1973. jolene jolene jolene, jolene please don't take him just because you can jolene, jolene, jolene, jolene
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as we've been reporting all morning, donald trump has been given a major boost in his bid for the white house. the endorsement of former alaska governor sarah palin. >> it comes as two high-profile daughters hit the campaign trail. here's abc's david wright. >> mr. trump has a great capacity to use bluster and bigotry.
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hillary clinton was the single worst secretary of state in the history of this country. >> reporter: hillary clinton and donald trump apparently can't stand each other. but when it comes to their dutiful daughters -- >> i have my daughter, ivanka, here. >> reporter: ivanka trump there in new hampshire. >> i am so incredibly proud of my father. >> reporter: just as chelsea clinton was a few weeks ago. >> my mom is running to be president, and she's going to be president. >> reporter: they have more in common than you think. ivanka and chelsea's parents used to be friends. so they've known each other for years. as chelsea told "e.t." >> ivanka and i talk about everything. i'm so grateful she's my friend. i think she's a great woman. >> reporter: two 30-something women now earning their own place in the world. >> the responsibility sort of has to fall on you all now. >> reporter: ivanka apprenticed on "the apprentice." now she's an executive vice president for the trump organization. chelsea works for the clinton global initiative. both are pregnant, expecting before the election. both married to jewish businessmen.
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long before the campaign ivanka tweeted this quote from chelsea's book -- "life is not about what happens to you but what you do with what happens to you #wisewords." chelsea told "vogue" ivanka "reminds me of my dad and his ability to increase the joy of the room." while their parents may not be speaking anytime soon, ivanka and chelsea are reportedly planning a play date with their kids after the election. david wright, abc news, new york. >> all right. i can see why you'd wait until after the election. >> yeah, i think they'll be a little busy over the next eight or nine months. >> but it's good that they know -- that they are putting out there that they want to keep their relationship on track but they know they need to take a little breather. >> but many political experts are saying this is actually -- the fact that they're both pregnant will be a boon to both campaigns, trump and clinton's campaign. >> does that increase voters? >> at least two. in 18 years. >> in 18 years. well, don't miss our updates on facebook.
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"world news now." informing insomniacs for two
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i'm reena ninan. >> and i'm kendis gibson. headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." former vice presidential favorite sarah palin offering her endorsement of donald trump for president. the former governor of alaska spoke last night in iowa, where trump has been locked head to primary. full details ahead. facing mounting criticism, the governor of michigan apologizing to the people of flint over the water crisis. rick snyder pledged millions more in state and -- state aid after the city's water was contaminated with lead. the coast guard has called off the search for 12 marines missing off the coast of hawaii.
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the marines who disappeared last week after a helicopter training accident. and actor jamie foxx turning into a real superhero when he rescued an accident victim from a burning car. foxx cut the man's seat belt and then dragged him about 30 feet away from the vehicle. those are some of our top stories on this wednesday, january 20th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, everyone. we begin this half hour with a potential game changer in the republican presidential race. sarah palin says she's throwing support behind donald trump. >> and palin made her announcement last night in iowa, slamming president obama, calling him the capitulator in chief. trump says he's honored by her endorsement, adding "this is going to be fun." abc's tom llamas is there in iowa. >> i would like to bring up, if i might, governor sarah palin. >> reporter: sarah palin is back. >> are you ready to make america
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[ cheers ] >> reporter: shaking up the republican race before the iowa caucuses. >> and are you ready to stump for trump? are you ready for a commander in chief who will let our warriors do their job and go kick isis's [ bleep ]? [ cheers ] not a politician. can i get a hallelujah? doggone right we're angry. justifiably so. >> reporter: the two former reality show stars have been close for years. palin sitting down for new york pizza with trump in 2011 as she pondered her own run for the white house. >> how about a trump-palin ticket? >> that sounds exciting. >> reporter: trump recently appearing on palin's talk show, where she sang his praises. >> and this is a movement. the trumpeters. trumpservatives these are what these folks are called. everything about donald trump's campaign, it's avant garde. he's crushing it in the polls. >> reporter: her endorsement now coming at a pivotal point for trump as senator ted cruz and
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>> mr. trump, both rush limbaugh and senator ted cruz are warning voters you may not be a real conservative. what do you say to that? >> well, i am a real conservative. and rush has been terrific to me. >> reporter: now trump is counting on palin to rally republican skeptics, especially key evangelical voters. trump's big win a big blow to cruz. when he ran for senate, palin was one of his biggest supporters. >> you know what? she can pick winners. let me tell you something. i would not be in the u.s. senate today if it were not for governor sarah palin. >> reporter: in new hampshire cruz trying not to sound disappointed. >> regardless of what sarah decides to do in 2016, i will always remain a big, big fan of sarah palin. >> reporter: but his bad day was about to get worse. another surprise announcement. iowa's republican governor, terry branstad, declaring he wants cruz to lose the caucuses. tom llamas, abc news, ames, iowa. also a big game changer on the democratic side. new poll numbers in new
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there. this morning showing a widening lead for bernie sanders. he's now in front by a whopping 27 points over hillary clinton. his biggest lead so far in that state. with clinton also losing some ground in iowa. she acknowledges it's possible she could lose both of those races. but she adds she's prepared for the long haul. and clinton is also dismissing a finding that some e-mails on her home server were even more sensitive than top secret. and inspector general for the intelligence community made the discovery and notified lawmakers. clinton's campaign says this finding doesn't change the fact that the e-mails were not classified at the time they were sent or received. well, the supreme court will take a look at how president obama is changing immigration policy. at issue is whether the president exceeded his power by issuing executive orders. his plan would shield more than 4 million undocumented aliens from deportation. the legal challenge was brought
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a decision is expected in june. after some time to adjust to life outside iranian prisons, the americans released are starting to speak out about their captivity. "washington post" reporter jason rezaian isn't yet ready to speak publicly but his congressman says he is still in good spirits. amir hekmati in the meantime met with reporters and says his training as a marine helped him >> i didn't want to let my marines, fellow marines down. so i tried my best to, you know, keep my head up and withstand all the pressures that were put upon me, some of which were very inhumane and unjust. >> hekmati says that he feels lucky and humbled by the support he received, especially that from his fellow marines, and now he's looking forward to getting home and seeing his family yet again. one american who was not released by iran is former fbi agent robert levinson, and the white house says he may no longer be in iran.
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white house says it will hold iran to that promise. levinson disappeared from an iranian resort nearly nine years ago while on an unauthorized cia mission. we've got some breaking news it is from pakistan, where a now at a university there. at least 15 people have been killed as police and the witnesses say they've heard several explosions. the university is located about 20 miles from the city of peshawar, where a similar attack in 2014 left more than 100 people dead. well, there are questions now about why it took security forces in burkina faso so long to respond to the scene of a recent terror attack. new video shows two of the muslim extremists standing next to burning cars more than an hour after the assault began. the government acknowledges it was more than four hours before police tried to enter the hotel and the cafe.
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death of the terrorist known as jihadi john. a eulogizing profile of the british militant has appeared in an isis magazine. u.s. officials said last year that they believed he was killed in a u.s. drone strike in syria. to california now, where driver fatigue is being eyed as a possible cause of that deadly bus crash. a passenger on the greyhound bus that crashed in san jose killing two people says the driver seemed to be nodding off before the crash. abc's david kerley for us. >> reporter: the overnight trip with that drowsy driver ended with the greyhound bus on its side in san jose. >> sounds like we're going to have multiple patits including a few 10-5-5s. >> reporter: that's the radio term for fatalities. two women dead, ejected from the bus. alex ellis was one of the 20 on board who said it sounded like a lightning strike. >> it was seesawing on the median. >> reporter: crews raced to the scene, providing blankets on the cold rainy morning.
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life-threatening injuries. on average there are 35 deadly bus crashes a year, with more than 53 deaths associated with those accidents. and fatigue is one of the biggest worries for safety investigators. >> the basic problem here is that most commercial transportation is 24/7 but humans are not. >> reporter: the ntsb is sending a full ten-member team to try and determine why a fatigued driver was at the wheel of that greyhound bus. david kerley, abc news, washington. well, the sheriff says searchers have not given up hope on finding a missing 2-year-old alive. even though it's been six days since he disappeared. hundreds of volunteers have been braving the brutal cold in rural tennessee. some 85 miles east of memphis. but it was too cold last night. professionals did take over. the sheriff also says the family is not under suspicion despite what you may read on social media according to them. now, that same blast of cold is moving east, picking up enough steam for what's being
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later this week. tens of millions of americans could be walloped by a foot of snow or more along with frigid temperatures and gusting winds. forecasters say saturday will be mid-atlantic not looking good there, is it? >> stock up on groceries now. don't wait till thursday or friday. >> and your booze. well, it's not unusual for one minnesotan to pitch in and help a neighbor shovel the snow, unless the shoveler is 101 years old. richard mann, he knew that his neighbor in st. paul was traveling, so he took a shovel next door. >> that's really nice. another neighbor post the video on facebook. where it has gone viral. nearly 2 million views. mann says he can use the exercise and he knows his limitations. the irony is that the neighbors usually take care of richard mann's sidewalk. >> aw. you would have just handed him a bottle. >> i'll give you a dime. thanks, man, appreciate it. well, coming up, taking on
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diagnosis that changed history as more and more families are affected by autism. but first, the bizarre and disturbing case of a teen accused of taunting her boyfriend, encouraging him to commit suicide. the text messages prosecutors are pointing to. forecast map. are insured for a billion dollars? with weather? >> nothing. but -- >> announcer: "world news now" weather. brought to you by resolve. (ugh.) does your carpet ever feel rough and dirty? don't avoid it, resolve it. our formula with a special conditioning ingredient, softens your carpet with every use. it's resolve, so you know it cleans and freshens. but it also softens. resolve. a carpet that welcomes you. and to clean pet messes, try resolve pet expert. seriously?
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new developments on the so-called affluenza teen being held in mexico. lawyers for ethan couch saying he will no longer fight couch and his mother were arrested across the border last month. they fled to mexico as
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stemming from the drunk driving accident that killed four people. no word on how long it'll be before couch is back in texas. we're going to turn now to another teenager facing serious legal troubles for the part that she's alleged to have played in the death of her boyfriend. >> the 18-year-old is accused of taunting her boyfriend to commit suicide. prosecutors say that she pressured him to do it via text message and was even talking with him on the phone when he ended his life. here's abc's linzie janis. >> reporter: massachusetts teenager michelle carter is one step closer to standing trial for allegedly convincing her 18-year-old boyfriend, conrad roy, to commit suicide. prosecutors arguing carter, now 18, encouraged him in dozens of text messages. >> she goes back, "when are you going to do it? stop ignoring the question," question mark, question mark, question mark, question mark. "you can't keep pushing it off." >> reporter: roy died of carbon
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truck in this kmart parking lot. at the time prosecutors say he was on the phone with carter for 47 minutes, at one point telling her he was getting out of the truck because he feared it wasn't working. >> he was scared. she told him to get back in the car. >> reporter: and just days before, in another text message, carter writing, "don't be scared. you're finally to be happy in heaven." >> it's inconceivable. i just don't understand how someone could do that. to encourage someone they claim to love. >> reporter: according to court domentcu roy had attempted suicide and had been hospitalized before he had even met carter. and in one text message two weeks before his suicide he expressed his desire to take his own life, writing, "i can't get better. i already made my decision." the defense now trying for a second time to have the involuntary manslaughter charge dropped. >> he has in fact brainwashed her to the point where she's now
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only option. >> reporter: in a statement to abc news the defense says, "michelle's communications were by no means threatening" and is that "roy made his own conscious decision to take his own life." adding, "this is a tragedy, not a crime." linzie janis, abc news, new york. >> incredible. she'll be in court next month. could face up to 20 years in prison if she's convicted. >> it's such a horrible story. i've read all of the text messages exchanged between the two of them. and for many to say that she was not an enabler is very, very difficult after you read those messages. it was just so sad because she kept going at him to do it. >> what would motivate someone to do that? it's pretty remarkable. well, coming up, the first ever diagnosed case of autism. >> it was a diagnosis that changed one person's life.
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abc's juju chang. >> reporter: his name is donald triplett. in 1943 he was the first person ever diagnosed with autism, the brain disorder that affects verbal and social interaction. and in many ways his journey from despair to hope mirrors the history of autism itself. >> all right. hey, t.w. how are you doing today? >> reporter: finding donald was the culmination of 15 years of reporting for "nightline" correspondent john donvan and producer caren zucker. [ screaming ] >> this little boy is named jake. >> reporter: among the first journalists to cover autism on network television, they beg in 2001 with jake, this little boy undergoing what was then a relatively uncommon therapy called applied behavior analysis, or a.b.a. they explored the private autism looking for love. >> do you like her?
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>> but there's a problem. >> she don't love me back. >> she doesn't love you back. >> reporter: armed with their scripts, the duo have turned their first drafts of autism history into a comprehensive book. "in a different key: the story of autism." >> your book is really a chronicle of a labor of love. >> "in a different key" is the story of all these unsung heroes who took their love and mobilized, literally. and any parent can relate to that. >> reporter: what are the future chapters in the history of -- >> adults. we have not looked at adults. >> as a society we have more or less, not perfectly but more or less said when these are kids give them all the opportunities to have great adultshoods. then they turn 21 and all of that sort of goes down the drain in a lot of cases because people need continuing help but where are they? they're living at home with their parents often. and for those 40 years after school the person with autism has really not gone anywhere,
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going into the book? community, at that time when we started out, you had a little boy. i choke up over this. it's been a big -- >> what makes you emotional? >> her kid. i know that caren's always said what she wants is when her kid, now a man, is out there in the world that she won't be the only one who has his back. that it'll be everybody -- excuse me. and she wants this book to get people who read it to be willing to be those people, to be there for her kid. so i hope we did it. >> for "nightline" i'm j chang in new york. i think he's one of the most brilliant writers and
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together everyone >> my heart is just bursting at the seams. it's just -- it's so crazy that it was ten years ago. >> reporter: it's true. 2006 saw "high school musical" debuting on the disney channel and rocketing to the head of the class. here and now it's time for celebration its songs, dance numbers, and beloved characters creating a tweentastic phenomenon and turning its stars into overnight sensations. >> it was such a whirlwind. it felt like we were kind of swept up into this vacuum. at one point it literally felt like we were the beatles. the cast, minus zac efron -- >> this is only ten years. let's have a billion more. i love you guys. >> reporter: -- reuniting to share fond memories for a disney channel tenth anniversary show on wednesday. >> what does it feel like to began for you? >> it's amazing. for me i kind of embrace the i want it all of shar-pei.
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got a clothing line, a makeup line coming out. producing. the movie coming out in may. it's been insane. >> it taught me that what you do is potentially going to impact people. >> just to come back into this room and to see everyone again all part of this together, we happen together. >> reporter: as they continue to work on projects from broadway and tv to the big screen, these actors reflecting on what made "high school musical" special. >> "high school musical" came out at the perfect time. we were found by fans seeking us out. >> we have tons of other friends, but they don't understand what we've been a part of. and it's like this connection between all of us. >> if somebody comes into your life, what do they have to know about this experience to understand you? >> that they all come with me. >> it's a package deal. >> it's a package deal. we're all in this together >> reporter: chris connelly, abc news, los angeles. >> do you remember watching it at all? >> i was abroad at that time
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so i missed that. but i will tell you even abroad in the middle east people loved "high school musical." >> popular. >> very popular internationally.
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