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a life-saving moment first responders coming to the rescue of residents with just seconds to spare. and "spotlight." taking home three major critics choice awards last night, but it wasn't the b winner. by a long shot. and guess who ended up stealing the show? we'll have a full rundown later in "the skinny." it is monday, january 18th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everyone on this be martin luther king holiday. thank you for joining us. >> happy mlk day to you, everybody. of course, dr. king would have been 87 years old over the weekend. we'll get started with the head-spinning developments between the u.s. and iran. after 35 years of open hostility. >> in the past 48 hours, the two nations have signed off on a landmark deal limiting iran's nuclear program and agree to a prisoner exchange that has a group of captive americans on their way home. abc's jonathan karl has the
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>> reporter: that first age of freed "washington post" reporter jasason rezai greeted in geneva by a state department official who helped negotiate his release. also on that flight out of iran, amir hekmati, the former marine held for more than four years in the notorious evin prison. his sister and brother-in-law were all smiles on their way to meet him in germany. and pastor saeed abedini, who's been separated from his wife for years. >> i've been a single mom for three and a half years, and the kids uniting with him will be a precious moment. >> repororter: at e white house president obama celebrated the prisoners' long overdue release. >> today, , we're uned in welcoming home sons and husbands and brothers who in lonely prison cells have endured an absote nightmare. >> reporter: the washington post's tehran bureau chief was iled in july of 2014, just six weeks after discussing life in iran on anthony bourdain's "parts unknown." >> i love it and i hate it, you know, but it's home -- it's
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>> reporter: his mother and wife, now reunited with hihim, made this tearful plea during his imprisonmement. >> h he's beenn prison for the last year. he and his wife, who is also a journalist is not able to -- she's not able to speak to the press. >> reporter: his extended family is in germany. the dramamatic daythe culmination of 14 months of negotiations, mostly in switzerland. u.s. officials calling the discussions very intense and until a few weeks ago no one knew how it would end up. the obama administration also agreed to pay $1.7 billion in order to settle an old financial diute with the iranian government. not included the prisoner swap was former fbi agent robert levinson. the 67-year-old disappeared in iran in 2007. >> even as we rejoice in the safe return of others we will never forget about bob. >> reporter: the three longest held american prisoners are now at the american military base in landstuhl, germany, where reunited with their f families
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needed medical attention. they hope to be on their way soon. jonathan karl, abc news, the white house. meanwhile in iraq, u.s. officials confirm media reports at the three americann contractors have gone missing south of baghdad. they are not civilian -- they are civilians, not military and they were last seen two days ago. the case is being treated as a possible kidnapping although no one has claimed responsibility. okay. the three democratic presidential candidates havee debated for a final time before the iowa caucuses. and which is just only two weeks away. >> it was by far the most confrontational meeting between hillary clinton and bernie sandnders claing over gun control, wall street, even bill clinton's legacy. martin o'malley was very nearly an after thought. >> he voted to let guns go on to amtrak, guns go into national park h voted against doing research to figure out how we can save lives. >> i don't get personal speaking
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you've received over $600,000 in speaking fees from goldman sachs in one year. >> you raised a lot of money on wall street when you were the head of e democratic governors associatn. >> but i haven't gotten a penny this year. somebody please, go on to martin o'malley.com, send me your checks. they're not giving me zero. . it is beyond my comprehension how we can elect a president of the united states somebody like trump who believes that climate change is a hoax invented by the chinese. >> you called bilclinton's past transgressions "totally totally totally disgraceful and unacceptable." senator, do you regret saying that? >> i was asked a question. yo know, one of the things, andrea, and that question annoys me. yes, his behavior was deplorable. have i ever once said a word about that issue, no, i have not. i'm going to debate secretary clinton and governor o'malley on
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people, not bill clinton's personal behavior. >> and as for the republicans, donald trump is stepping up his attacks on teds are you. >> he told george stephanopoulos that cruz is "a nasty guy." later on cnn, trump again raised the question whether cruz was eligible 0 run for president since he was born in canada and was a canadian citizen until only 15 months ago. trump also says that he's going to spend more on tv ads since he's $35 million under budget. >> must be nice. two residents of central florida are dead after aair of deadly tornadoes came in the middle of the night. the first picked up a mobile home and smashed it. the sheriff says he's amazed that anyone got out alive. the winds toppled 125 miles an hour. incredible devastation there. and west coast storms are bringing high surf and dangerous rip currents to southern
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there's a high surf advisory in effect through tomorrow afternoon. people are advised too sta out of the water. lifeguards have already rescued one surfer. >> a georgia psychiatrist is accused of operating a pill mill. the dea raided the offices of dr. narenda nagareddy and then searched his home. prosecutors allege 36 of his patients died while having prescriptions for controlled substances. autopsies confirm 126 those were overdoses. thdoctor is accused of prescribing pain medications which are outside his profession as a psychiatrist. his lawyer says he is innocent and will fight the chcharges. a firefightes helmet cameraaptured a dramatic rescue in fresno, california. a desperate mother handing her baby through the window to the firefighter on the ladder and then climbs out a her husband, as well. the fire brokeke out before dawn saturday morning trapping eight adults and the baby as they slept.
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fire department to the rescue. the oklahoma fire sheriff's department has launched an investigation after a confrontation between one of its off duty officers and nascar driver tony stewart. the off duty officer apparently under the influence of alcohol at the time. hehere's abc mary bruce. >> reporter: it's the kind of drama racing fans expect to see on the track. nascar superstar tony stewart storming into the stands. caught on tape in a heated clash with a heckler. the three-time sprint cup champion is notoriously hot-headed. in 2014, he was fined 25,000 and placed on probation for slamming into a competitor in this post-race skirmish. >> one of the requisite skills to be a public figure is to develop a thick skin and ignore this kind of criticism. but tony's never been that kind of guy. >> reporter: this latest outburst comes as tony stewart faces a wrongful death lawsuit. he's accused of losing his temper and driving recklessly before striking and killing
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ward jr. >> i know in my heart th it s a 100% an accident. >> reporter: stewart has yet to comment on this new incidedent. but the fan involved, an off-duty law enforcement official, is being investigagated by his department to determine if he acted imappropriately. ma bruce, abc news, washington. all right. it takes years of practice to make a topnotch surfer or skate boarder. and at age5, quincy simmons still has a way to go and time to get there, but that's all ght. she's not embarrassed by all the wipeouts. >> in fact, she loves the spills, thinks they're very funny and is known as the flying squirrel. the australian girl compiled some of her favorite wipeouts and put them on youtube. she also has popular accounts on facebook, twitter and instagram. looks like she's doing well. >> i can do thahat a an adult. >> you could. >> no, not at all.
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coming up in "the skinny," another big occasion for one of our favorites. betty white, what she's been celebrating and with who. >> love that woman. not the best end to a spacex mission. it's pretty clear what should not have happened here. the details coming up. you're watching "world news now." music throughout "forget about the cowboy walk because of a saggy diaper" "it's t time to dce freely" "thanks to new pampers cruisers" "the first and only diaper that helps distribute wetness evenly into three extra absorbrb channel" "so it doesn't sag and stays dryer" "so wiggle it" "jiggle it" "and do, whatever that is, in new pampers cruisers"
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setting down softly but then toppling over and you see it there exploding on impact. musk saiaid that one of the ship's legs -- leg locking mechanisms buildup. the roct was able to launch and land on solid ground. oh, everyone was so hopeful and then this happened. >> still fairly succesessful. got to do a little tweaking there to that. good for the overall. >> just a little tweaking. > it's not ocket science into to the folks. >> i guess it is. >> in the meantime, 249 miles above the earth, it was mission accomplished. but only after a bit of high anxiety. >> that's true. a space walk outside the international space station had to be cut short over the weekend when one of the astronaut's helmets began to fill with water. sara hnes has the story. >> reporter: what do i do? >> in hollywood, block busters like "gravity" show how space walks can turn daft tremendous in an instant. that rush of chaos may have
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just a tablespoon of water caused astronauts friday on the internatnal space station. >> we know it's a small amount of water. we already g got the location and the quantity. >> reporter: american astronaut timothy kopra and tim peek on an extra vehicular repair mission when cobourne noticed a cooling loop in his space suit was leaking. if there's any way to g get temperature of the water, i don't know try to drink it and note the taste. >> water's cold. >> reporter: that small amount of water prompting mission control to e end the pair's five-hour space walk early. >> start opening your cuff checklist to page 7. are going to terminate case. >> fearing a repeat of this 2013 mission whwhich almt saw engineer luca parm tano drown when half a gallon of water flooded his helmet space walking. > it is we >> luca went o out twice. the first time he went out, he had water in his helmet then. and i don't think we quite honestlied it the right way.
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he was never in that degree of danger saying the flight director brought account duo back in as precaution. the veteran astronaut safe on board the station and surely waiting to collelect on then promise f from houston. > tt was perfect. we'll buy you a drink a soda when you get me. >> reporter: sara haines, abc news, new york. you know what i found so amazing was he says at the end, we'll buy you a dri or a soda. i was like what? >> i don't think he wants to go near any sort of liquid substancnce afterll of that you're absolutely right. >> very scary moments though. surreal. >> and nasa saying that the latest iident wasn't particularly unnerving because they were only some 200 feet from the exit. >> oh, my gosh. >> but yeah. when we come back, the big winners of this year's critics choice awards. >> we do have to say happy birthday, betty white. wait till you see how she steals the show in her latt commercial.
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"spotlight" took home best picture, best ensemble and best original screen pl. >> it was so good. but the big winner was "mad max: fury road" winning nine awards including best dirtor and best action movie snee leo right there for the revenant" and brie larson for "room." easily stealing the show last night was 9-year-old jacob tremly accepting his award for best young actor. >> this is super cool. this is the best day of my life. i also want to thank my parents and i love them very much. and i know where to put this. right on the shelf right beside my millennium falcon. >> very cute. >> he totally stole the show. >>hamn canada say that his dad is the hottest police officer in all of vancouver. >> oh. >> google him.
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>> we'll pull him up. all right. to the oscars now and fresh criticism from african-american actors over the lack of diversity in this year's class of nominees. >> last year the academy president sherril isaacs expressed disappointment and now hollywood heavyweights are weighing in. jada pinkett smith questioned whether people of color should refrain from participating in the oscars all together. >> this year's oscar host comedian chris rock captioning the video saying the white b.e.t. awards. >> next, putting it all on the table with steveve harv. >> so it's been what, like a month now since harvey famously announced the wrong miss universe winner. and he since tried to apologize. miss colombia was giving him the cold shoulder for weeks. now he's set to sit down with
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winner, miss philippines pia werst back. >> the most embarrassing thing you've done on the stage? >> to see my crown taken away from me. that was really embarrassing. >> oh, that interview a two-day special airs tomorrow. today and tomorrow on harvey's syndicated daytime talk show. it will be fascinating watch. >> clearly miss colombia iss over it by now happy birthday wishes to our favorite nonactress miss betty white. >> tod is her 94th birthday. she's stealing the show in a a ad for bandwagon net in which she stars with comedian rob riggle. >> this year bandwagon.com is is finding teels for coaches and free a agents. >> actually,marvin, they still ven't fired you. i know. it's crazy.
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they host arizona next sunday. >> how cute. okay, that said some o overly enthusiastic one might even say arrorogant panthers fans have been giving a young seahawks quite a bit of a hard time. >> he loves the seahawk but lives in north carolina. he says he's been getting bullied but now some of his seahawk heros are coming to hisis defense. here's abc's gloria rivierera. >> reporter: a big dream coming true for one little boy who refused to back down. >> what do you want the score to be? >> 1,000-0. >> reporter: 7-year-old ade lewis, a die-hard seattle seahawks fan, on the fld with his team. this third-generation seahawks fan livesn panther territory, charleston, south carolina. when ade started wearing his new seahawks hat to school every day, he got bullied. >> they were kind of all saying the same thinglike boo seahawks. that made me f feel kindf sad.
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not alone, his mom went to facebook asking seahawk fans to like her post saying, every day when he comes home he tells me how many kids have booed him. after just one day -- >> so, guess how many likes you got today on facebook? >> 50? >> more. >> reporte much more. 0,000 likes and counting. from the seahawks star linebacker bobby wagner. >> if anybody try to pick on you, we got your back. >> reporter: to coach pete carroll, sending seahawks gear and tickets to the game in charlotte against the panthers. the hawks lost, but for this little boy, the day was a win. gloria riviera, abc nenews, washington. oh, he's too cute. >> very cute. so by the way, i know you're looking forward to championship sunday as it's called. the priots are favored 3 1/2 points on the road against dedenver. >> so is carolina too, right? >> exactly. so possibly it might be a carolina/new england, massachusetts super bowl.
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informing good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> and i'm kendis gibson. here are some of the top headline we're following this morning on "world news now." fireworks on the democratic debate stage as hillary clinton and bernie sanders went head to head with just two weeks until the iowa caucuses. our political experts take just ahead. five americans have been freed from iranian prisons after secret negotiations with u.s. diplomats. a prisoner swap bught four of them home. we'll have much more on the developments straight ahead. if you've been in northern michigan yesterday, you could
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cents a gallon. it was a brief price war, but with oil about to c come back on the market, you may get another chance soon. >> and peyton manning andhe denver broncos one step away from the super bowl after defeating an the pittsburgh steelers last night, 23-16. the broncos will host new england on sunday in the nfc. it's carolina hosting arizona. those are some of our top storiesn this monday, january 18th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is is "world news now." we do sayayood morning to you. we're going to get started with the last democratic debate before the i iowa caucuses. it's now jujust two weeks away. hillary clinton, bernie sanders, martin o'malley sharing the ste in south carolina. abc's deputy political director shushannah walalshe jns us now with the night's most memorable moments. >> reena and kendis, good morning.
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before the iowa caucuses was full of fiery exchanges with hillary clinton and bernie sanders quickly taking the gloves off. one of the night's earliest clashes was over gun control. on the stump, clinton has blasted sanders for what she says is his opposition to strong gun safety measures. last night, he responded. >>ell, i think secretary clinton knows what she says is ry disingenuous. i have a d minus voting record from the nra. >> i have madet clear, based on senator sanders' own record that he hasoted with the nra with the gun lobby numerous times. >> another powerful exchange was over health care. clinton accusing sanders of wanting to undo obamacare. >> we finally have a path to universal healtlth care. we've accomplished so much already. i do not want to see the republicans repeal it and i dot want to see us start over again with a contentious debate.
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we're going to go forward but what the secretaryeglected to mention, not just the 29 million still have no health insurance that even more are understand insured with huge copaymentses and deductibles. >> just hours before the debate, sanders surprisingly unveiled his own health care and tax plan. it's $1.3 trillion a year price ta but he downplayed that d during the debate. and in another big moment, sanders was also asked about bill clinton's past. but seemed to be anned with the question. >> yes, hisehavior was deplorablele. have i ever once said a wor about that issue. >> no, i have not. i'm going to debate senator clinton on the issues facing the american people, not bill clinton's personal behavior. >> of course, there was another person on that stage, former maryland governor martin o'malley repeatedly pleaded for more time but was drowned out either by his competitors or the
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reena, kendis? >> thank you so much. with an eye toward iowa, donald trump sharpening his attacks on rival ted cruz. >> shocking that he would do that. he's telling abc's george stephanopoulos that cruz is a nasty guy and pounded cruz for failing to disclose loans he got from big wall street banks, cruz calls it an oversight. trump says he intends to spends more on television advertising because he says he's running millions of dollars ahead. >> the morning's other top story, five americans are tasting freedom after beieing released from prisons in iran. the extraordinary development comes after secret negotiations between the two nations that have been enemies for decades. abc's elizabeth hur has more. >> good morningo you. president obama says this is certainly a reason to celebrate knowing that at least four out of five americans are now headed home. and abc news also learning that this was the result of 14 months of negotiations.
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even years behind bars in iran landing first in switzerland, then germany. >> this is a good day when americans are freed and reunited with their families that's something we can celebrate. > reporte the wife of saeed abedini tweeting he just landed in geneva. he's getting ready to leave to germany. i should t talkith him in just a few hours. thank you forour prayers. the father of twowo was imprisoned for three years. another of the released, jason rezaian detained for 18 months charged with sponge in a closed door trial. once he with his wife and motheher by his side was safely o out of iran, "the washington post" released a statement saying we are relieveded that this 545-day nightmare for jason and his family is finally over. also on board, amir hekmati, detained the longest, four years. the former u.s. marine arrested
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grandmother. rezaian, abedini and hekmati spent time at iran's notorious evin prison where they were allegedly subjected to beatings and psychological abuse.. president obama remaining stead fast in his message that it was diplomatic negotiations that led to their relelease, that deal quietly played out outside of the international nuclear deal negotiated had past july. >> we've achieved this historic progress through diplomacy. without resortingo another war in the middle east. >> reporter: as for the two remaining ex-prisoners one is belied to be still in iran and an american student who was released independently has already headed home. kendis and reena? >> one american who went missing in iran eight years ago was not among those released. robert levinson is a former fbi agent who was working as a private investigator when he disappeared after meeting with an islamic militant. he hasn't been heard from since 20072011.
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he was left behind. the iranians say they don't know where he is. >> communities near sarasota, florida resumed rebuilding this morning. two tornadoes struck within minutes of each other just before 4:00 in the morning. th first picked up by a mobile home and smashed it into the ground. the couple that lived there died. their s son and grandchildren who were visiting were injured. the second twister for the roof off of an apartment building and damaged others. anxious hours for some passengers rushing for flights as the newark airport. air train services were suspended suns evening after a power failure. the trains were evacuated and buses arrived to pick up stranded passengers. the power company says that the outage was due too a tripppped power line. service was restored just at 7:00 p.m. a manhunt is on in philadelphia for a suspect in the murder of a homeless shelter employee. police say the man had been kicked out of the shelter and then returned with a gun. he killed one worker and wounded another.
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to learn that one of the beloved shelter workers had been murdered. it's a tragedy that has left part of our abc family reeling. a popular producer at our station in chicago strangled while on vacation in belize. this morning, the hunt is on for her killer. more now from abc's marci gonzalez. >> reporter: k-9s searching the area in belize where an american tourist was found dedead frida as police try to figure out who killed 39-year-old journalist anne swaney, and why. >> chicago has lost an amazing person. >> the executive web producer from our abc stationing in check wls, was on a return trip to this retreat. police say on thursday, she volunteered to stay behind from a group horseback riding trip. instead, practicing yoga alone at this waterfront deck. by the time the group returned hours later, they say, she was gone. >> we did a quick search and she wasn'tround, and we notified the police.
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hours. finally finding her body the next day in this river. >> there were bruises around her neck and on either side of her head there was lacerations. >> reporter: investigators are questioning a guateman fisherman who was in t area at the time and interviewing staff where swaney was staying. also looking into whether the killer took swaney's cell phone. her family saying it was missing from the scene. a possible clue -- friends mourning in chicago, hope could lead to the killer. marci gonzalez, abc news, new york. >> an honor for the late david bowie. for the first time one of his albums has reaped the top of the charts. "black star" was released two days before his death. it sold the equivalent of 181,000 albums knocking adele off the top spot. bowie died earlier this month after battling cance for 18 months. >> congratulations to david bowie therere. >> we said this would probably be a big hit, right?
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apparently it's critically a very, very good album, as well. here's a guy who really and i mean like really knows how to get some attention for himself. we're talkingbout will forte. one of the stars on the fox show "the last man on earth." >> one of his most recognizable features is his long hair and bushy beard. guess what, not anymore. >> now his most recognizable feature is the fact that half his head has been shaved completely, hair, mustache, gone. he debuted the new look at a network friday night and getting strange looks ever since. >> what's the deal? why did he do it. >> i have no idea. it answers a debate about my own little personal hair growth. shave half the ad. and do the other hahalf. >> that would make for an >> exactly. >> you have not decided what hair. are you going to shave it all off by tomorrow? >> i don't know.
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weren't so lucky. they were taken to the hospital. the driver fled. we call that segment impact video. it clearly is. >> real impact, huh? oo in miigan, at least two the people are dead after a series of pe-ups on interstate 94. police pla blame the secd pile-up on the first. vehicles were travel too fast and too close. they weren't able to stop due to limited visibility. there were more than a dozen injuries some serious. >> a new twist in the water crisis in the city of flint. >> amid high profile calls for the arrest of governor rick sner over the city's contaminated water there are also new questions whether there was a cover-up here's abc's eva pilgrim. >> reporter: angry residents demanding answers during a town hall in flint, michigan. reverend jesse jackson there to lend his support. >> people of flint have been betrayed. >> reporter: filmmaker and flint native michael moore even calling for the arrest of the
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what was he was doing. >> reporter: president obama declaring a state of emergency over the contaminated water. the state now under investigation after it changed its public wer source exposing its 100,000 residents to toxic levelsf lead. families like the horns forced now to drink and cooke with bottled water being trucked in ily. but lisa and her four kids and niece are still bathing in that water. >> it's hard to make sure everybody's been bathed properly, because we're really not supposed to use this water. >> reporter: water researchers poinint to thimemo from the epa to city water officials back in june, saying it shows that officials knew that testing showed "high lead results" b but didn't publicly admit it for another three months. >> it's a manmade tragedy that was completely preventable. >> reporter: professor marc edwards says for about $100 a day the city could have made the water safe. instead, he claims they manipulated data and testing methods to make it look safe. so many families like the horns
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a year, which can cause neurologic damage. local doctors are working to screen and help those children affected. the goveor maintaining that he took action as soon as he knew of the elevated lead levels. eva pilgrim, abc news, new york. so president obama declared a federal emergency but didn't declare a -- make a disaster declaration which would have allowed more funds. people say you only do that during a natural disaster. >> this was clearly a manmade disaster. and one that will continue. many piticians in the sunday night debate were calling for more action by the governor there inclung senator sanders calling for the governor to resign entirely. >> a lot of angry people. rightfully . >> understandably. coming up, the lunch lunch emergency that put 911 on hold. >> the 911 dispatcher who got into trouble over forcing callers to wait while she place add order for pizza.
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okay. so when you pick up your phone to dial 911, it's usually during an extreme crisis. and the last thing you would expect is no one pickingng u on the other end of the line. >> but that's exactly what happened in florida because the dispatcher on duty was apparently too busy trying to order pizza. here's abc's aditi roy. >> let me have one slice of cheese pizza. >> okay. >> l me have a lunch special. >> reporter: a broward county, florida, 911 dispatcher taking heat after calling a pizzeria while on the clock. while she's ordering lunch for >> doctor couldn't hold him up, he dropped to the floor. >> reporter: an emergency at this optometry office. multiple employees try calling the dispatch center after a patient faints, but no one answers. >> first they called, from their office, nono answer. i called from my cell phone, again, no answer. other people in the store tried
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>> reporter: the dispatcher, still on her eight-minute call, putting in her long order. >> everything on those. all the fixings. >> reporter: five and a half minutes in, she's asking for final orders from her coworkers. >> no one else? okay, can you hold on for me one second, please. >> i'm so sorry. >> reporter: and seven minutes in, she seems distracted. >> poppy's? poppy's? i'm so sorry, i'm so busy. >> tt's okay. >> reporr: the sheriff's department telling abc news the dispatcher violated policy and was disciplined. experts say don't let the phone keep ringing. call the nearest police station. you can also try texting. >> thank you for being patient with me. >> no problem. >> reporter: so those urgent calls don't get overlooked. aditi roy, abc news, san francisco. >> so her punishment, what was it? >> it was a letter of reprimand after all of that. an official letter of reprimand. i have put in an order for all of us here.
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of course, on saturday to thousands of eager fans. and abc's gloria rivra was there. >> reporter: this was the moment. a panda cub making his public debut to squeals of delight. the first thing a sleepy baby bear ds, shy away from the spotlight. meet bei bei, the national zoo's five--month-old panda. >> my heart is like -- >> since his birth, bei bei has enyed babyhood in private. >> okay. >> but thousands f from all over the world waited for hours in line to see him for the very first time. >> it's a pandemonium. >> reporter: bei bei's name means precious treasure in chinese. the endangered bear is only the third cub to be thrive at the zoo. less than 2,000 surviving in the wild. like any superstar worth his bamboo, bei bei is a social yamidia darling. 5 million hits and counting on the zoo's giant panda cam since he was important.
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>> said to be a charmer and a bit of rascal, he spent most of his big day snoodsing flat on his back making his fans wait. >> we're waiting for him to wake up. >> we really want him to wake up. >> reporter: after all, beinging that adorable has got to be exhating. gloria riviera, abc news, washington. >> you know, bei bei had a brother, twin brother who passed away unfortunately. it's so hard for them to get pregnant and then for the child to survive. this is a really big deal. >> we've both been to that little enclosure at the national zoo. while it's really cute, it's really smelly folks. it's a little secret. ey're smelly anima. >> they are. they are. >> what always drove me nuts was you can't tell with female pandas if they'rere preant or not. >> there's no mood swing or anything like that. apparently they withdraw a little bit. maybe they have swollen feet. i don't know. >> no morning sickckness. >> no craves of pickles and ice
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>> that's the news for this half hour folks.
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facebook at wnnfans.com. this morning on "world news now," hillary clinton and berninie sanders face-off on the debate stage in south carolina. arguing over gun control, health care, and the economy. the clock ticking down now, just two weeks before the first official votes are cast. and a group of a americansow enjoying their freedom after captivity in iran. some arere receiviving care in germany, another is already back on u.s. soil. and new concerns about another american missing for nearly a decade. then who can forget this encounter. a passenger drunk in the back
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well, they're at i it again. their new fight that's bound to wind up in court. then going viral for the right t reasons. patients in the target checkout line. we'll explain ahead of theix on this monday, january 18th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." and we do say good morning and it is mlk day. you have to remember tt is a national holiday for his birthday. >> absolutely right. things shut down today. >> a lot of people going to be celebrating i g guess his legacycy. and that was part of like the pivotal moment in last might's debate. they wanted to get across, you know, minority rights and black folks were part of the topic constantly during the debate. >> it was a fascinating debate. you always enjoy these debates. it began really with the final showdown before the iowa
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at just two weeks away. >> hillary clinton and bernie sanders battling over health care, gun control and clinton's past. martin o'malley pleading for more timeme. elizabeth hur joins uss wit the highlights. odmorning. >> reena and kendis. good morning to you. going into this debate, hillary clinton and bernie sanders were locked in a virtual tie florida iowa. and so it wa clear they both came prepared to try to stay on top. just two weeks before the voting starts in iowa. the three democratic presidential candididates sparred on stage in south calina. hillary clinton and bernie sanders are now in a tight battle to win the first democratic contest.t. on this night, the first issue tackled, gun control. >> he has voted with the nra with the gun lobby numerous times. he voted against the brady bill five times. >> secretary clinton knows that what she says is very disingenuous.
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>> reporter: the exchanges heated at times discussing the economy and health care. >> i want us to defend and build on the affordable care act and improve it. >> my proposal provide health care to all people get private insurance out of health insurance. >> reporter: but the two the also remaining sivl finding common ground on other issues. >> there needs to be a concerted effort to address the systemic rasm in our criminal justice system. >> whenever anybobody in this country is killed while in police custody, this should had had automatically trigger a u.s. attorney general's investigation. >> reporter: and so now it's onto the iowa caucus where the race is still tight between hillary and bernie. but nationally, a new poll shows hillary still ahead by 25 points. reena and kendis? >> all right, elizabeth. thank you. we're going to have more debate coverage later in the half hour,
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our deputy political director shushannah walshe. >> over on the republican side, the battle heats up between donald trump and ted cruz. trump telling george stephanopoulos cruz is a nasty guy and a hypocrite for railing against big banks even those he tookes loans from him to fund a senate campaign and for failing toeport those loans. >> for his part, cruz is sticking with his claim that trump represents new york values. his campaign tweeting out an old inrview in which trump says he's pro-choice in part because of his new york background. >> but we move onto the diplomatic high wire act tha ended in the release of five measures from captivity in iran. this small plane right here you see aived in switzerland on sunday with t three of those americans on board. perhaps the most high profile, "washington post" bureau chief jason rezaian. this morning, he and two others an ex-marinene and a pastor are at a medical facililityn germany
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a fourth american ho had been studying in iran is back in boston at thiss hour while one man chose to stay behind in iranan. t one american mo went missing eight years ago in iran was not among those released. robert levinson is a former fbi agent working as a private investigator he disappeared after meeting an aislamic militant. he hasn't been heard from since 2011. his family says they are devastated he was "left behind." the iranians say they do not note where he is. >> in the meanti in iraq, u.s. officials confirm media reports that three american contractors have gone missing south of baghdad. they arecivilians, not military. and they were last seen two days ago. the case is being treated as a possible kidnapping although no one has claimed responsibility. in hawaii, conditions are expected to improveoday in the waters where teams are looking for 12 missing marines and two helicopters. crews have been fighting waves as high as 32 feet.
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have crashed during night exercises on thursday. the marine corps has now identified the missing who range in age from 21 to 41 ran who come from nine different states. >> an american missionary is among those killed in a terror attack in a luxury hotel in burkina faso in after. mike it will rittering and his wife ran an orphanage. he was at a coffee shop when the terrorists struck. at least 28 people were killed. an al qaeda group claimimed responsibility. >> one police officer is dead, another wounded after a traffic accident in the salt lake city area. they were chasing a man who had been in a serious crash. the suspect had fled the scene. officer doug barney was shot in the head when he found the suspect. a gun battle erupted when other cops later encountered the suspect. he was killed. another officer was wounded. >> noud to central florida where two residenents areead after a pair of deadly tornadoes struck within minutes of each other in
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abc's phillip mena is there. >> reporter: gulf coast communities reeling after a rash of tornadoes. this is all that's left of this mobile home ripped from its concrete foundation and strewn across the road. 3:45 a.m., the ef-2 tornado touching down in the town of duette. a couple in that home, steven and kate wilson lost their lives. their son and four grandchildren injured but managed to climb to safety. when neighbors heard of the tornado alert they tried but couldn't reach the wilsons. >> devastation. woke up this morning and lost a family friend and neighbor. >> my neighbor told me steve was already gone. he's gone but he will never be forgotten, let me tell you. >> reporter: friends are picking up the pieces. about 25 miles away, anoer twister in sarasota county.
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million propoperty colpsing under the force of more than 130-mile-per hour winds. >> baywinds, we have reports of two people trapped upstairs in a home. >> reporr: rescuers reaching that family stranded inside. now safe, suffering only minor injuries. the homeowner was up here on the second floor trying to escape when the tornado collapsed the house on her. firefighters had to lift the wreckage to pull her to safety. and she is out of the hospital with only minor injuries. phillip mena, abc news, sarasota, florida. >> incredible scene there. now to the growing outrage over the contaminated water in flint, michigan. speaking at a sunday church service, reverend jesse jackson said there s should b tape around the city because it's a crime scene. his comments came a day after president obama signed an emergency declaration to clear the way for federal help. the contamition after flint switched to a different water supply to save money. oil prices are sliding
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for even more crude on th market now that iran's sanctions have been lifted. that could make g station signs le this one a common sight. wait, is that right? 47 cents a gallon? this apparently is in northern michigan at one point yesterday. other stations were also below $1. it's the first time anyone's seen gas that low in ages. but the price war didn't last very long and gas there right now is about $1.50 a gallon. nationally it's $1.90. >> i wouldn't complain about that. >> we're celebrating. >> next sunday's nfl conference championship games are all set. let's start in the nfc. >> the top seeded carolina panthers, that guy he's got a future. looked the part yesterday durining a domining first half again seattle. the panthers took a 31-0 lead into the half. >> then it was seattle's turn to dominate the seahawks rallied closing to within a touchdown but a little too late.
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they host the cardinals sunday. >> okay, so for the c, the steelers were up by a point late in the game against the broncos when fitzgerald to you saint if you mean bes and recovers by denv. peyton manning drove his team down the field and anderson gave the broncoss the lead for good scoring the time's only touchdown. >> and they tacked on a two-point conversion for good measure. both teams kicked field goals from there and denver taking it in the end. the score was 23-16. the broncos will host the patriots next sunday. we're partying because it's next sunday. >> party. championship sunday next week. >> who is going to go to the super bowl? >> peyton and tom together. all right. we'll see. coming up, a new battle between the former taco bell executive and the uber drive whose fight was caught on camera. what they're claiming now. >> but first more about last night's democratic debate straight ahead with our deputy
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several polls show the race is tightening. >> joining us political direct ker shushannah walshe. good morning. first your take on last ght's debate. there were some heated exchanges over gun control as well as health care. did we expect that? >> those wrestle defitely account most fiery exchanges. hillary clinton has really been hammering bernie sanders on those twos issues but it was the first time we've seen them next to each other on the debate staining. >> another powerful moment was bernie sanders was asked about bill clinton's past indiscretions. it comes back again. here's how he responded. >> yes, his behavior was deplorable. have you ever once said a word about that issue,o, i have not. i'm going to debate secretary clinton and governor o'malley on the issues facing the american people, not bill clinton's personal behavior. >> so can he keep up the high ground? >> i think it's really up to him. i think he can keep up the higher ground but he's going to continue to be asked the question likely.
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so i think it's up to him if he decides to continue not trying to make it an issue in the campaign or if he changes his mind. >> reena was mentioning the raraces aretightening. yes, they are. does bern can i really have momentum right now? >> it seems like he does now. if you look at the polls he's been lead ing innew hampshire for quite awhile. now even the polls are tightening in iowa. we have still two more weeks to go. and this is when people start paying attention. we may have been paying attention for a long time but voters are starting to pay attention now. things can change. it seems like right now he has the momentum >> talk about the republicans on their side, donald trump really increasing the attacks on ted cruz. particularly this comment we saw on sunday with "this week." >> nobody in congress likes him. nobody likes him once they get to know him. he's got an edge that's not good. you can't make deals with people like that. it's not a good thing for the country. very nasty guy.
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>> the bromance is 100% over. really they were kind of having this bear hug strategy till now. really refusing to attack each other even though both would go go against the republican rivals. everybody else. but now, they're really going at it with the obviously these comments but also with in ads. so i think this is really going to be the showdown to watch in the final days. >> we have so many of our abc colleagues who are out there embedded with the campaignsns. what are they seeing out there that we're not learning from tv? >> well, i think what they're seeing which is just fanstic is being able to talk to voters every day. getttting to hr what they think. and in iowa and new hampshire, these voters are very clued in. they know th they're important role in this. >> is the trump thing real? >> well, thousands of people go to his rallies. other thousands of people try to wa to get in.
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the in iowa especially, this is a different type of voter. will those people caucus? it remains to be seen. but there are thousands of people going to see him. >> i find this the most exciting time in the race. you just never know what will happen. >> lots of people will see bernie sanders, too. he's getting huge rallies, as well. >> two weeks to go. hard to believe it. >> it is hard to believe. >> deputy political editor shushannnnah walsh thanks for staying up with us. >> of course. >> and we'll be right back. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now"
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>> but now if you can get this, that former executive is suing the driver claiming he was the realvictim. just wait till you hear why. it's incredible. ron claiborne. >> the manmade famous for doing this, and then apologizing says he is a victim, too. former taco bell executive benjamin golden now filing a $5 million lawsuit against the uber driver he allegedly attked in southern california last fall. he admitted that he was drunknkt the time. days later going public with this emotional apology on kcbs. >> because i've been trying not to read what's being said but you know, i'm not that person. >> reporter: but now he's claiming the driverr illegly videotaped the altercation. >> get out o my car or i will call the police. >> golden's attorney declining to comment but the lawsuit saying at no time did he consent to be video recorded or viewed by anyone else. golden who was fired afterward
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to severe emotional distress, humiliation, anxiety, fear and pain and suffering and the loss of his job. golden was charged with assault and battery. he pleaded not guilty. those charges stitill pending. he was also you'd by the uber driver forunspecified damages. >> i didn't expect it to get violent to be honest. it came out of nowhere. >> the heart of golden's counter suit is his claim that california law prohibits recording the conversation of someone without their consent. the lawyer telling abc news the lawsuit is bogus. so the two men in that now famous video may face off again in court. ron claiborne, abc news, new york. >> call the police. >> what you don't see on video is actually the uber driver was able to use pepper spray to eventually get away from this ole situation. >> just imagine how much he he would sue if he found out the uber driver only gave him a one star rate. it's important, the star ratings.
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to pay for each of her groceries. >>he bought all those groceries and paid in. >> kenny:s? >> she was paying in coins individually. and people didn't get upset because he was being hey, big up brother. he was being nice and helping her through and the woman who saw this happening posted it on facebook and it has now gone viral. >> kudos to him. i would be very frustrated withh that. >> exactly. >> you know, martinuther king day today. what better way to celebrate his life than having two a cappella groups, two rival cappella groups get together and do james taylor "shed a little light." there was the jewish group maca beats and the black group naturally 7. both known in their own right. take a listen. can't get no life from a dollar bill don't give no life from the tv
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when i open my eyes i want to drink my fill from the well on the hill and i know you know what i mean >> they sound great. >> i love howow they gel together. they should come out with an al bim for something. >> they were doing this from the lincoln memorial steps awa from where king did his "i have a dream" speech. another nice thing. championship sunday. cam newton is a new dad and proud to be a dad. so as he was practicing for yesterday's came, this is him doing showing a father and son t-shirt and also he also on his cleats there, his son's name. shows it. >> oh, wow. >> so he's very proud to be a dad. his first playoff game. by the w, do we have the t-shirt to hold up for a second? i had to research exactly what
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>> that looks like the richard this morning on "world news now," they're out of iran and now a group of americans once again enjoying freedom. their long ordeal in iranian custody is over. but questions remain about another u.s. citizen who is still missing. > at last night's democratic debate hillary clinton and bernie sanders took off the gloves and wenent after ch other. on several hot button topics. arguments over gun c controlnd hehealth care and one candidate defending the choice to keep the campaign about the issues. >> and nethis half hour, what one firefighter saw after arriving at the scene of a raging blaze. a life-saving moment first
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of residents with just seconds to spare. and "spotlight." taking home three major critics choice awards last night, but it wasn't the big winner by a long shot. and guess who ended up stealing the show? we're going to have a full rundown in "the skinny." it is monday, january 18th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everyone on this martin luther king holiday. we thank you for joining us. >> hpy mlk day to you, everybod of course, dr. king would have been 87 years old over the weekend. we're going to get started though this morning with the head-spinning developments betweenn the u.s and iran. after 35 years of open hostility. >> in the past 48 hours, the two nations have signed off on a landmark deal limiting iran's nuclear program and agree to a prisoner exchange that has a group of captive americans on their way home. abc's jonathan karl has the story.
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image of freed "washington post" reporter jason rezaian greeted in geneva by a state department official whoho helped gotiatate his release. also on that flight out of iran, amir hekmati, the former marine held for more than four ars in the notorious evin prison. were all smiles on their way to meet him in germany. been separated from his wife for years. >> i've been a single mom for three and a half years, and the precious moment. >> reporter: at the white house president obama celebrated the prisoners' long overdue release. >> today, we're united in and brothers who in lonely prison cells have endured an absolute nightmare. >> reporter: the washington post's tehran bureau chief was jailed in july of 2014, just six weeks after discussi life in iran on anthony bourdain's "parts unknown." >> i love it and i hate it, you become home.
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wife, now reunited with him, made this tearful plea during his imprisonment. >> he's been in prison for the last year. he and his wife, who is also a journalist have e not bee able to -- she's not able to speak to the press. >> reporter: his extended family is in germany. the dramatic days the culmination of 14 months of negotiations, mostly in switzerland. u.s. officials calling the discussions very intense and until a few weeks ago no one knew how it would end up. the obama administration also agreed to pay $1.7 billion in -- to settle an old financial dispute with the iranian government. not included in the prisoner swap was former fbi agent robert levins. the 67-year-old disappeared in iran in 2007. >> even as we rejoice in the safe return of others we will >> reporter: the three longest held american prisoners are now at the american military base in landstuhl, germany, where reunited with their families needed medical attention.
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ho soon. jonathan karl, abc news, the white house. meanwhile in iraq, u.s. officials s confirm dia rerts th tee american contractors have gone missing south of baghdad. they are not civilian -- they are civilians, not military and they were last seen two days ago. the case is being treated as a possible kidnapping although no one has claimed responsibility. okay. the three democratic presidential candidates have debated for a final time before the iowa caucuses. which is only two weeks away. >> it was by far the most confrontational meeting between hillary clinton and bernie sanders clashing ovegun control, wall street, even bill clinton's legacy. martin o'malley was very nearly an afterthought. >> he voted to let guns go on to amtrak, guns go into national parks, he voted against doing research to figure out how we can save lives. >> i don't get personal speaking fees from goldman sachs.
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speaking fees from goldman sachs in one year. >> you raised a lot of money on wall street when you were the head of the democratatic goverrs association. >> but i haven't gotten a penny this year. somebody please, go on to martin o'malley.com, send me your checks. they're not giving me zero. >> it is beyond my cprehension how we can elect a president of the united states somebody like trump who believes that climate change is a hoax invented by the chinese. >> you called bill clinton's past transgressions, "totally, totally, totally disgraceful and unacceptable." senator, do you regret saying that? >> i was asked a question. you know, one of t the thing andrea, and that question annoys me. yes, his behavior was deplorable. have i ever once said a word about that issue? no, i have not. i'm going to debate secretary clinton and governor o'malley on
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personal behavior. >> and as for the republicans, donald trump is stepping up his attacks on ted cruz. >> trump told abc's george stephanopoulos that cruz is "a nasty guy." later on cnn, trump again raised the question whether cruz was eligible to run for president since he was born in canada and was a canadian citizen until only 15 months ago. trump also says that he's going to spend more on tv ads since he's $35 million under budget. >> must be nice. two residents of centrallorida unfortunately are dead after a pair of deadly tornadoes both came within minutes in the middle of the night. the first twister picked up a mobile home and smashed it. the son and grandson who were visiting were injured. the sheriff f says he'amazed that anyone got out alive. the winds topped 125 miles an hour.. inedible devastation there. and west coast storms are bringing high surf and dangerous rip currents to southern california beaches. there's a high surf advisory in effect through tomorrow ternoon.
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of the water. lifeguards have already rescued one surfer. >> a georgia psysychiatrisis behind bars accused of operating a pill mill. the dea raided t the offic of dr. narenda nagareddy and then searched his home. prosecutors allege 36 of his patients died while having prescriptions for controlled substances. autopsies confirm 12 of thosose were overdoses. the doctor is accused of prescribing pain medications which are outside his profession as a psychiatrist. his lawyer sayays he is nocent and will fight the charges. a firefighter's helmet camera captured a dramatic rescue in fresno, california. a desperate mother handing her baby through the window to the firefighter on the ladder and then she climbs out and then her husband, as well. the fire broke out before dawn saturday morning trapping eight adults and the baby as they
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fire department to the rescue. >> the tulsa, oklahoma sheriff's department has launched an investigation after a confrontation between one of its off duty officers and nascar drer tony stewart. the off duty officer apparently under e influence of alcohol at the time. here's abc's mary bruce. >> reporter: it's the kind of drama racing fans expect to see on the track. nascar superstar tony stewart storming into the stands. caught on tape in a heated clash with a heckler. the three-timemeprint cup champion is notoriously hot-headed. in 2014, he was fined $25,000 and placed on probation for slamming into a competitor in this post-race skirmish. >> one of the requisite skills to be a public figure is to develop a thick skin and ignore this kind of criticism. but tony's never been that kind of guy. >> reporter: this latest outburst comes as stewart faces a wrongful death lawsuit. he's accused of losing his temper and driving recklessly
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ward jr. >> i know in my heart that it was 100% an accident. >> reporter: stewart has yet to comment on this new incident. but the fan involved, an off-duty law enforcement official, is being invesestigated by his department to determine if he acted inappropriately. mary bruce, abc news, washington. all right. it takes years of practice to make a topnotch surfer or skate boarder. and at age 5, quincy simmons still has a way to go and time to get there, but that's all right. she's not embarrassed by all the wipeouts. >> in fact, she loves the spills, thinks they're very funny and is known as the flying squirrel. the australian girl compiled some of her r favoriteipeouts and then put them on youtube. she also has popular accounts on facebook, twitter and instagram. looks like she's doing well. >> yeah, she is. >> better than i am. i could never do this. are you kidding? >> ian't do that as an adult. >> you could.
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coming up in "the skinny," another big occasion for one of our favorites. betty white, what she's been celebrating and with who. >> love that woman. and not the best end to a spacex mission. it's pretty clear what should not have happened here. the details coming up. you're watching "world news now." detai coming up. you're watching "world news now." music throughout "forget about the cowboy walk because of a saggy diaper" "it's time to dance freely" "thanks to new pampers cruisers" "the first and only diaper that helps distribute wetness evenly into three extra absorb channels." "so it doesn't sag and stays dryer" "so wiggle it" "jiggle it" "and do, whatever that is, in new pampers cruisers"
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there exploding on impact. musk said that one of the ship's leg locking mechanisms failed perhaps due to ice buildup. the rocket was able to launch and land on solid ground. oh, everyone was so hopeful and then this happened. >> so close but still fairly successful. i mean, just got to do a little tweaking there to that. good for them overall. >> just a little tweaking. > it's not rocket science into to the folks. >> i guess it is. >> in the meantime, 249 les above the earth, it was mission accomplished. but only after a bit of high anxiety. >> that's true. a space walk outside the international space station had to be cut t short ov the weekend when one of the astronaut's helmets actually began to fill with water. abc's sara haines has the story. >> reporter: what do i do? >> in hollywood, block busters like "gravity" show how space
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but that silver screen rush of chaos may have nothing on the real life havoc. just a tablespoon of water used astronauts friday on the international space station. >> we know it's a small amount of water. we already got the location and the quantity. >> reporter: american astronaut timothy kopra and his british partner tim peake on an extra vehicular repair mission when kopra noticed a cooling loop in his space suit was leaking. > if there's's any wayo get a temperature of the water, i don't know try to drink it and note the taste. >> water's cold. >> reporr: that small amount of water prompting mission control to end the pair's five-hour space walk early. >> start opening your cuff checklist to page 7. we are going to terminate case. >> fearing a repeat of this 2013 mission which almost saw italian iss engineer luca par m.i.t. ano drown when half a gallon of water flooded his helmet during a space walk. > it is wet. >> luca went out twice. the first time he went out, he had water in his helmet then. and i don't think we quite hammmmed it thright way. >> reporter: according to nasa,
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daer saying the flight director brought the duo back in as a precaution. the veteran astronaut safe on board the station and surely waiting to collect on this promise from houston. >> that was perfect. we'll buy you a drink a soda when you get home. >> reporter: sara haines, abc news, new york. you know what i found so amazing was he says at the end, we'll buy you a drink or a soda. i was like what? >> i don't think he wants to go anywhere near any sort of liquid substance aftfter all othat. you're absolutely right. but very scary moments though. it is surreal. >> and nasa saying that the latest incident sn't particularly unnving because they were only some 200 feet from the e exit. >> oh, my gosh. >> but yeah. >> when we come back, the big winners of this year's critics choice awards. >> we do have to say happy birthday, betty white. wait till you see how she steals the show in her latest commercial. "the skinny" is next. >> she really did. >> yeah. "the skinny" is next.
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night's critics choice awards. "spotlight" took home three trophies including bes picture, best ensemble and best original screen play. >> it was so good. but the big winner was "mad max: fury road" winningng nine awds including best director and best action movie. >> so best acting winners include presumed oscar favorite leo right there for revenant" and brie larson for "room." easily stealing the show last night was 9-year-old jacob tremblay accepting his award for best young actor. >> this is super cool. this is the best day of my life. i also want to thank my parents and i love them very much. and i know where to put this. right on the shelf right beside my millennium falcon. >> very cute. >> he totally stole the show. >> the many in canada say that his dad is the hottest police officer in all of vancouver. >> oh. >> google him. >> sorry we didn't see him. >> we'll pull him up.
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to the oscars now and fresh criticism from african-american actors over the lack of diversity in this year's class of nominees. >> last week, academy president sherrill boone isaacs expressed her disappointment and now some other hollywood heavyweights are weighing in, as well. actress jada pinkett smith took to facebook questioned whether people of color should refrain from praying in the oscars all together. >> this year's oscar host comedian tweeting out a promo captioning the video saying the white b.e.t. awards. >> next, putting it all on the table with steve harvey. >> so it's been what, like a month now since harvey famously announced the wrong miss universe winner. and he since tried to apologize. miss colombia was giving him the cold shoulder for weeks. now he's set to sit down with both miss colombia ariadna
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miss philippines pia wurtzbach. >> the most embarrassing thing you'u've done the sge? to see my crown taken away from me. that was really embarrassing. >> oh, that interview a two-day special airs tomorrow. today and tomorrow on harvey's syndicated daytime talk show. it will be fascinating to watch. let's say happy birthday to our favorite nonagenarian. actress betty white. >> yesterday she turned 4 years old. she's stealing the show in a tv ad for bandwagon net in which she stars with cedian rob riggle. >> this year bandwagon.com is not only helping fans, our crack staff is finding new teams for coaches and free agents. >> actually, marvin, they still haven't fired you. i know. it's crazy. don't worry, dez. i'll p in a good word for you with jerry jones.
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they host arizona next sunday. >> how cute. okay, that said, some overly enthusiastic one might even say arrogant panthers fans have been giving a young seahawks fan quite a bit of a hard time. >> he loves the seahawk but lives in north carolina. he says he's been getting bullied but now some of his seahawk heros are coming to his defense. here's abc's gloria riviera. >> reporter: a big dream coming true for one little boy who refused to back down. >> what do you want the score to be? >> 1,000-0. >> reporter: 7-year-old ade lewis, a die-hard seattle seahawks fan, on the field with his team. this third-generation seahawks fan lives in panther territory, charleston, south carolina. en ade started wearing his new seahawks hat to school every day, he t bullied. >> they were kind of all saying the same thing, like boo seahawks. that made me feel kind of sad.
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not alone, his mom went to facebook asking seahawk fans to like her post saying, every day when he comes home he tells me how many kids have booed him. after just one day -- >> so, guess how many likes you got today on facebook? >> 50? >> more. >> reporter: much more. 200,000 likes and counting. from the seahawks star linebacker bobby wagner. >> if anybody try to pick on you, we got your back. >> reporter: to coach pete caoll, sendiding seahas gear and tickets to the game in charlotte against the panthers. the hawks lost, but for this little boy, the day was a win. gloria riviera, abc news, washington. oh, he's too cute. >> very cute. so by the way, i know you're looking forward to championship sunday as it's called. the patriots are favored 3 1/2 points on the road against denver. >> so is carolina too, right? >> exactly. so possibly it might be a carolina/new england, massachusetts super bowl. >> i'm excited about the vegetarian sliders sunday night.
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>> football food. >> football food? the white castle? >> oh. >> this is abc's "world news now." informing insomniacs for two decades.
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decades. good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> and i'm kendis gibson. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." fireworks on the democratic debate stage a as hillarclinton and bernie sanders went head to head with just two weeks until the iowa caucuses. our political experts take just ahead. five americans have been freed from iranian prisons after secret negotiations with u.s. diplomats. a prisoner swap brought t four of them home. we'll have much more on the developments straight ahead. >> if you'd been in northern michigan yesterday, you could have filled up for less than 5
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it was a brief price war, but with iran's oil about to come back on the market, you may get another chance soon. >> and peyton manning and the denver broncos one step away from the super bowl after defeating the pittsburgh steelers last night, 23-16. the broncos will host new england on sunday. in the nfc, it's carolina hosting arizona. those are some of our top stories on this monday, january 18th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." we do say good morning to you. we're going to get started this half hour with the last democratic debate before the iowa caucuses. it's now just two weeks away. >> hillary clinton, bernie sanders, martin o'malley sharing the stage in south carolina. abc's deputy political director shushannah walshe joins us now with the night's most memorable moments. hey, shush. >> reena and kendis, good morning. this final democratic debate
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full of fiery exchanges with hillary clinton and bernie sanders quickly taking the gloves off. one of the night's earliest clashes was over g gun contr. on the stump, clinton has blasted sanders for what she says is his opposition to strong gun safety measures. last night, he responded. >> well, i think secretary clinton knows what she says is very disingenuous. i have a d minus voting record from the nra. >> i have made it clear,r, based on senator sanders' own record that he has voted with the nra with the gun lobby numerous times. >> another powerful exchange was over h health ca. clinton accusing sanders of wanting to undo obamacare. >> we finally have a path to universal health care. we've accomplished so much already. i do not want to see the republicans repeal i it and i dot want to see us start over ain th a contentious debate. >> no one is tearing this up.
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what the secretary negcted to mention, not just the 29 million still have no health insurance that even more are underinsured with huge copayments and deductibles. >> just hours before the debate, sanders surprisingly unveiled his own health care and tax plan. and its $1.3 trillion a year price tag. but he downplayed that during the debate. and in another big moment, sanders was also asked about bill clinton's past. but seemed to be annoyed with the question. >> yes, his behavior was deorable. have i i ever on said a word about that issue? no, i have not. i'm going to debate senator clinton and governor o'malley on the issues facing the american people, mot bill clinton's personal behavior. >> of course, there was another person on that stage, former maryland goverernor mart o'malley repeatedly pleaded for more time but was drowned out either by his competitors or the moderators.
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shush, thank you so much. with an eye toward iowa, donald trump sharpening his attacks on rival ted cruz. >> shocking that he would do that. he's telling abc's george stephanopoulos that cruz is a nasty guy. he also pounded cruz for failing to disclose loans he got from big wall street banks. cruz calls it an oversight. trump also says he inten to spend more on television advertising becausese he says he's running millions of dollars can ahead. >> the morning's other top story, five americans are tasting freedom after being released from prisons in iran. the extraordinary development comes after secret negotiations between the two nations that have been enemies for decades. abc's elizabeth hur has more. >> kendis and reena, good morning to you. president obama says this is certainly a reason to celebrate knowing that at least four out of five americans are now headed home. and abc news also learning that this was the result of 14 months of negotiations. three americans held for months
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then germany. >> this is a good day when americans are freed and reunited with their families that's something that we can all celebrate. >> reporter: the wife of saeed abededini tweeng, saeed just landed in geneva. he's getting ready to leave to germany. i should talk with saeed in just a few hours.s. thank you for your prayers. the father of two was imprisoned for more than three years, accused of threatening iran's national security. another of the released, jason rezaian, the 39-year-old journalist detained for 18 months charged with espionage in a closed d door tria once he with his wife and mother by his side was safely out of iran, "the washington post" releasased a stament saying we are relieved that this 545-day nightmare for jason and his family is finally over. also on board, amir hekmati, detained the longest, four years.
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grandmother. rezaian, abedini and hekmati all spent te at iran's notorious evin prison where they were allegedly subjected to beatings, solitary confinement and pshological abuse. president obama remaining stead fast in his message that it was diplomatic negotiations that led to their release, that deal quietly played out outside of the international nuclear deal negotiated this past july. >> we've achieved this historic progress through diplomacy. without resorting to another war in the middle east. >> reporter: as for the two remaining g ex-prisors one is believed to be still in iran and an american student who was released independently has already headed home. kendis and reena? >> one american who went missing in iran eight years ago was not among those released. robert linson is a former fbi agent who was working as a private investigator when he disappeared after meeting with an islamic militant. he hasn't been heard from since 2011. levinson's family says they are devastated that he was left
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the iranians say they don't know where he is. >> hack here at home, communities near sarasota resumed building and cleaning up this morning. two tornadoes struck within minutes of each other just before 4:00 in the morning. the first picked up a mobile home and smashed it into the ground. the couple that lived there died. their son and grandchildren who were visiting were injured. the second twister for the roof off of an apartment building and damaged others. anxious hours for some passenrs rushing for flights at newark airport. air train services were suspended sunday evening after a power failure. the trains were evacuated and buses arrived to pick up stranded passengers. the power company says that the outage was due to a tripped power line. service was restored just at 7:00 p.m. well, a manhunt is on in philadelphia for a suspect in the murder of a homeless shelter employee. police say the man had been kicked out of the shelter and then returned with a gun. he killed one worker and wounded another. residents say they were stunned to learn that one of the beloved
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murdered. it's a tragedy that has left part of our abc family reeling. a popular producer at our station in chicago strangled while on vacation in belize. this morning, the hunt is on for her killer. more now from abc's marci gonzalez. >> reporte k-9s searching the area in belize where an american tourist was found dead friday. as police try to figure out who killed 39-year-old journalist anne swaney, and why. >> chicago has lost an amazing person. >> the executive web produce from our abc station in check wls, w was on a turn trip to this retreat. police say on thursday, she volunteered to stay behind from a a group hoeback riding trip. instead, practicing yoga alone at this waterfront deck. by the time the group returned hours later, they say, she was gone. >> we did a quick search and she wasn't around, and we notified
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hours. finally finding her body the next day in this river. >> there were bruises around her neck and on either side of her head there was lacerations. >> reporter: investigators are questioning a guatemalan fisherman who was in the area at the time and interviewing staff where swaney was staying. al looking into whether the killer took swaney's cell phone. her family saying it was missing from the scene. a possible clue -- friends mourning in chicago, hope could lead to the killer. marci gonzalez, abc news, new york. >> an honor for the late david bowie. for the first time one of his albums has reached the top of the charts. "black star" was released two days before his death. it sold the equivalent of 181,000 albums knocking adele off the top spot. bowie died earlier this month after battling cancer for 18 months. >> congratulations to david bowie there. >> we said this would probably be a big hit, right? >> yeah, absolutely.
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very, very good album, as well. here's a guy who really and i mean like really knows how to get some attention for himself. we're talkg ababout willorte. one of the stars on the fox show "the last man on earth." >> one of his most recognizable features obviously is his long hair and bushy beard. guess what, not anymore. >> now his most recognizable feature is the fact that half his head has been shaved completely, hair, mustache, beard even his right eyebrow gone. forte debuted the new look at a network event friday night and he's been getting strange looks ever since. >> what's ththe deal? why did he do it? >> i have no idea. it answers a debate about my own little personal hair growth. shave half the head. and do the other half. >> that would make for an interesting -- >> exactly. >> you have not decided what you're going to do with your hair. are you going to shave it all off by tomorrow? >> i don't know. might shave half of it. look at all those grays.
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they were taken to the hospital. the driver fled. we call that segment impact video.o. it clearly is. >> real impact, huh? institutin michigan, at least two the people are dead after i an series of pile-ups on interstate 94. police blame the second pile-up on the first. the vehicles were traveling too fast, too close. they wen't able to stop due to limited visibility. there were more than a dozen injuries some serious. >> also in michigan, there is now a newwist in the water crisis in the city of flint. >> amid high profile calalls for theresignation, even the arrest of governor rick snyder over the city's contaminated water, there are also mu q questionshether there was a cover-up. here's abc's eva pilgrim. >> reporter: angry residents demanding answers during a town hall in flint, michigan. reverend jesse jackson there to lend his support. the people of flint have been betrayed. >> reporter: filmmaker and flint native michael moore even calling for the arrest of the governor. >> he committed a crime, he knew what was he was doing. >> reporter: president obama
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over the contaminated water. the state now under investigation after it changed its public water source expong its 100,000 residedents to tic levels of lead. families like the horns forced now to drink and cook with bottled water being trucked d in daily. but lisa and her four kids and niece are still bathing in that water. >> it's hard to make sure everybody's been bathed properly, because we're really not supposed to use this water. >> reporter: water researchers point to this memo from the epa to city water officials back in june, saying it shows that officials kn that testing showed "high lead results" but didn't publicly admit it for another three months. >> it's a manmade tragedy that was completely preventable. >> reporter: professor marc edwards says for about $100 a the water safe. instead, he claims they manipulated data and testing methods to make it look safe. so many families like the horns exposed to lead for more than a year, which can cause neururologic
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local doctors are working to screen and help the children affected. thgovernor maintainining that took action as soon as he knew about elevated lead levels. eva pilgrim, abc news, new york. so president obama declared a federal emergency but didn't declare a -- make a disaster declaration which would have allowed more funds. people say you only do that when there's a natural disaster, an hurricane, something of that sort. >> this was clearly a manmade disaster. and one that will continue. many politicians in the sunday night debate were calling for more action by the governor there including senator sanders calling for the governor to resi entirely. >> a lot of angry people. rightfully so. >> understandably. coming up, the lunch emergency that put 911 on hold. >> the 911 dispatcher who got into trouble over forcing callers to wait while she placed an order for pizza. oh, boy, that's xt. >> how big of an order?
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okay. so when you pick up your phone to dial 911, it's usually during an extreme crisis. and the last thing you would expect is no one p picking uon the other end ofof the lin >> but that's exactly what happened in florida because the dispatcher on duty was apparently too busy trying t order pizza. here's abc's aditi roy. >> let me have one slice of cheese pizza. >> okay. >> l me have a lunch special. >> reporter: a broward county, florida, 911 dispatcher taking heat after calling a pizzer while on the clock. while she's ordering lunch for the office. >> doctor couldn't hold him up, he dropped to the floor. >> reporter: an emergency at this optometry office. multiple employees try calling the dispatch center after a patient faints, but no one answers. >> first they called, from their office, no answer. i called from my cell phone, ain, no answer. other people in the store tried calling and nobody picked up.
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still on her eight-minute call, putting in her long order. >> everything on those. all the fixings. >> reporter: five and a half minutes in, she's asking for final orders from her coworkers. >> no one else? okay, can you hold on for me one second, please. >> i'm so sorry. >> reporter: and seven minutes in, she seems distracted. >> poppy's? poppy's? i'm so sorry, i'm so busy. >> that's okay. >> reporter: the sheriff's department telling abc news the dispatcher violated policy and was disciplined. experts say don't let the phone keep ringing. call the nearest police station. you can also try texting. >> thank you for being patient with me. >> no problem. >> reporter: so those urgent calls don't get overlooked. aditi roy, abc news, san francisco. >> so her punishment, what was it? >> it was a letter of reprimand after all of that. an official letter of reprimand. i've got to say, i have put in an order for all of us here. and it's never taken that long
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thousands of eager fans. and abc's gloria riviera was there. >> reporter: this was the moment. a panda cub making his public debut to squeals of delight. the first thing a sleepy baby bear does, shy away from the spotlight. meet bei bei, the national z's five-month-old panda. >> my heart is like -- >> since his birth, bebei has enjoyed babyhood in prprivate. >> okay. >> but thousands from all over the world waited for hours in line to see him for the very first time. >> it's a pandemonium. >> reporter: bei bei's name means precious treasure in chinese. the endangered bear is only the third cub to thrive at the zoo. less than 2,000 surviving in the wild. like a any superar worth his bamboo, bei bei is a social media darling. 5 million hits and counting on the national zoo's giant panda cam since he was born. >> he is immmmensely pular.
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bit of rascal, he spent most of his big day snoozing flat on his furry back, making his eager fans wt. >> we're waiting for him to wake up. >> we really want him to wake up. >> reporter: after all, being that a adorable s got to be exhausting. gloria riviera, abc nenews, washington. >> you know, bei bei had a brother, twin brother who passed away unfortunately. it's so hard for them to get pregnant and then for the child to survive. this is a really big deal. >> it's a really big deal. >> we've both been to that little enclosure at the national zoo. while it's really cute, it's really smelly folks. it's a little secret. they're smelly animals. >> they are. they a. >> what always drove me nuts was you can't tell with female pandas if they're pregnant or not. >> there's no mood swing or anything like that. apparently they withdraw a little bit. maybe they have swollen feet. i don't know. >> no morning sickness. >> no cravings of pickles and ice cream either. >> okay. >> that's the news for this half hour folks.
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or something you take. this morning on "world news now," hillary clinton and bernie sanders face off on the debate stage in sth carolina. arguinover gun control, health re, and the economy. the clock ticking down now, just two weeks before the first official votes are cast. and a group of americans now enjoying their freedom after captivity in iran. some are receiving care in germany, another is already back on u.s. soil. and new concerns about another american missing for nearly a decade. then who can forget this encounter? a passenger drunk in the back
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well, they're at it again. their new fight that's bound to wind up in court. then going viral for the right reasons. patience in the target checkout line. we'll explain ahead in "the mix" on this monday, january 18th. >> announcer: from abc news, is is "wld news now." and we do say good morning and it is mlk day. you have to rememberhat is a national holiday for his birthday. >> absolutely right. things shut down today. >> a lot of people going to be celebrating, i guess, his legacy. and that was part of like the pivotal moment in last might's debate. they wanted to get across, you kn, minority rights and black folks were part of the topic constantly during the debate. >> it was a fascinating debate. you always enjoy these debates. it began really with the final showdown before the iowa caucuses is what we're l looking at just two weeks away. >> hillary clinton and bernie
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care, gun control and clinton's past. martin o'malley pleading for more time. elizabeth hur joinins us witthe highlights. good morning. >> reena and kendis. good morning to you. going into this debate, hillary clinton and bernie sanders were locked in a virtual tie florida -- tie in iowa, and so it was clear they both came prepared to try to stay on top. just two weeks before the voting starts in iowa. the three democratic presidential candidates sparred on stage in south carolina. hillary clinton and bernieie sanders are now in a tight battle to win the first democratic contest. on this night, the first issue tackled, gun control. >> he has voted withth the nra with the gun lobby numerous time he voted against the brady bill five times. what she says is very
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i have a d-minus voting record from the nra. >> reporter: the exchanges heated at times discussing the economy and health care. >> i want us to dedefend anduild on the affordable care act and improve it. >> my proposal provide health care to all people get private insurance out of health insurance. >> reporter: but the two the also remaining civil finding common ground on other issues. >> there needs to be a concert effort to address the systemic racism in our criminal justice system. >> whenever anybody in this country is killed while in police custody, this should automatically trigger a u.s. attorney general's investigation. >> reporter: and so now it's on to t the iowa caucus where the race is still tight between hillary and bernie. but nationally, a new poll shows hillary still ahead by 25 points. reena and kendis? >> all right, elizabeth. thank you. we're going to have more debate coverage later in the half hour,
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shushannah walshe. >> over on the republican side, the battle heats up between donald trump and ted cruz. trump telling george stephanopoulos cruz is a nasty guy and a hypocrite for railing against big banks even those he took loans from him to fund a senate campaign and for failing to report those loans. >> for his part, cruz is sticking with his claim that trump represents new york values. his campaign tweeting out an old interview in which trump says he's pro-choice in part because of his new york background. we move on tohe diplomatic high wire act that ended in the relea of five measures from captivity in iran. this small plane right here you see arrived in switzerland on sunday with three of those americans on board. perhaps the most high profile, "washington post" bureau chief jason rezaian.
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an e ecomarinend a pastor, are at a medical facility in germany one stepep closer home. a fourth american ho had bn studying in iran is back in boston at this hour while one man chose to stay behind in iran. but one american who went missing eight years ago in iran was not among those released. robert levinson is a former fbi agent working as a private investigator when he disappeared after meeting an islam militant. he hasn't been heard from since 2011. his family says they are devastated he was "left behind." the iranians say they do not know where he is. in the meantime in iraq, u.s. officials confirm media reports that three american contractors have gone missing south of baghdad. they areivilians, not military. and they were last seen two days ago. the case is being treated as a possible kidnapping although no one has claimed responsibility. in hawaii, conditions are expected to improve e today inhe waters where teams are looking for 12 missing marines and two helicopters. crews have been fighting waves as high as 32 feet. the two helicopters appeared to have crashed during night
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e marine corps has now identified the missing who range in age from 21 and 41 and who come from nine different states. an american missionary is among those killed in a terror attack in a luxury hotel in burkina faso in after. michael riddering and his wife ran an orphanage. he had traveled to the capital to pick up a group of visitors and was at a coffee shop when the terrorists struck. at least 28 people were killed. an al qaeda group claimed respononsibility one police officer is dead, another wounded after a traffic accident in the salt lake city area. they were chasing a man who had been in a serious crh. the suspect had flfled the sne. officer doug barnewas shot in the head when he found the suspect. a a gun batt erupted when other cops later encountered the suspect. he was killed. another officer was wounded. now to central flori where two residents are dead after a pair of deadly tornadoes struck
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abc's illip mena is there. >> reporter: gulf coast communities s reeling ter a rash of tornadoes. this is all that's left of this concrete foundatioand strewn across the road. 3:45 a.m., the ef-2 tornado touching down in the town of duette. and kate wilson lost their their son and four grandchildren injured but naged to climb to safety. when neighbors heard of the tornado alert they tried but couldn't reach the wilsons. >> devastation. woke up this morning and lost a family friend and neighbor. >> my neighbor told me steve was already gone. he's gone but he will never be forgotten, let me tell you. >> reporter: friends are picking up the pieces. about 25 miles away, another twister inin sarasotunty.
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million property collapsing under the force of more than 130-mile-per hour winds. >> baywinds, we have reports of two people trapped upstairs in a home. >> reporter: rescuers reaching that family stranded inside. now safe, suffering only minor injuries. the homeowner was up here on the second floor trying to escape en the tornado collapsed the house on her. firefighters had to lift the wreckage to pull her to safety. and she e is out othe hospital with only minor injuries. phillip mena, abc news, sarasota, florida. >> incredible scene there. now to the growing outrage over the contaminated water in flint, michigan. speaking at a nday church service, reverend jesse jackson said there should be tape around the city because it's a crime scene. his comments came a day after prpresident ama signed an emergency declaration to clear the way for federal help. the contamination after flint switched to a different water supply to save money. oil prices are sliding overnight as the industry braces
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market now that iran's sanctions have been lifted. that could make gas station signgns like ts one a common sight. wait, is that right? 47 cents a gallon? this apparently is in northern michigan at one point yesterday. other stations were also below $1. it's the first time anyone's seen gas that low in as. but the price war didn't last very long and gas ththere righ now is about $1.50 a gallon. nationally it's $1.90. >> i wouldn't complain about that. >> we're celebrating. well, next sunday's nfl conference championship games are all set. let's start in the nfc. >> the top seeded carolina panthers. that guy, he's got a future. looked the part yesterday during dominating first half against seattle. the panthers took a 31-0 lead into the half. >> then it was seattle's turn to dominate. the seahawks rallied closing to within a touchdown
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they host the cardinals sunday. okay, so for the afc, the steelers were up by a point late in the game against the broncos when fitzgerald toussaint fumbles and recovers by denver. peyton manning drove his team down the field and anderson gave the broncos the lead for good scoring the time's only touchdown. >> and they tacked on a two-point conversion for good measure. both teams kicked field goals from there and denver taking it in the end. the score was 23-16. the broncos will host the patriots next sunday. we're partying because it's next sunday. >> party. championship sunday next week. >> who is going to go to the super bowl? >> peyton and tom together. all right. we'll see. coming up, a new battle between the former taco bell exetive and the uber driver whose fit was s caught ocamera. what they're claiming now. ouch. first, we'll get more about last night's democratic debate straight ahead with our deputy
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>> joining us political director shushannah walshe. good morning. first your take on last night's debate. there were some heated exchanges over gun control as well as health care. did we expect that? >> those were definitely account st fiery exchanges. hillary clinton has really been hammering bernie sanders on those two issues, but it was the first time we've seen them next to each other on the debate stage. >> another powerful moment was bernie sanders was asked about bill clinton's past indiscretions. just whether we -- when we thought we weree past a of this, it comes back again. here's how he responded. >> yes, his behavior was deplorable. have you ever once said a word about that issue, no, i have not. i'm going to debate secretary clinton and govevernor o'mley on the issues facing the american people, not bill clinton's personal behavior. >> so can he keep up the high ground? >> i think it's really up to him.m. ink he can keep up the higher ground, but he's going to continue to be asked the question likely. not just from reporters but at town halls.
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decides to continue not trying to make it an issue in the campaign or if he changes his mind. >> reena was mentioning the races are tightening. yes, they are. bernie having traction does he really haveomentum right now? >> it seems like he does now. if you look at the polls he's en leading in new hampshire for quite awhile. now even the polls are tightening in iowa. we have still two more weeks to go. and this is when people start paying attention. we may have been paying attention for a long time but voters are starting to pay attention now. things can change. it seems like right t now he h the momentum. >> talk about the republicans on their side, donald trump really increasing the attacks on ted cruz. particularly this comment we saw on sunday with "this week." >> nobody in congress likes him. nobody likes him once they get to know him. he's got an edge that's not good. you can't make deals with people like that. it's not a good thing for the country. very nasty guy. >> so is the bromance over?
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really they were kind of having this bear hug strategy till now. other even though both would go o agnst the republican rivals. everybody else. but w, they'y're reallgoing at it with the obviously these comments but also with in ads. so i i think ts is really going to be the showdown to watch in the final days. >> we have so many of our abc colleagues who are out there embedded with the campaigns. what are they seeing out there that we're not learning from tv? >> well, i think what they're seeing which is just fantastic is being a able to tk to voters every day. getting to hear what they think. and in iowa and new hampshire, these voters are v very cluein. they know that they're important role in this. >> is the trump thing real? >> well, thousands of people go to his rallies. other thousands of people try to wait to get in.
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-- in iowa especially, this is a different type of voter. will those people caucus? it remains to be seen. but there are thousands of people going to see him. >> i find this the most exciting time in the race. yojust never know what will happen. >> lots of people will see bernie sanders, too. he's getting huge rallies, as well. >> two weeks to go. hard to believe it. >> it is hard to believe. >> deputy political editor shushannah walshe. thanks for staying up with us. >> of course. >> and we'll be right back. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" contues after this from our abc stations.re watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now"
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driver from the back seat. >> but now if you can get this, that former executive is suing the driver claiming he was the real victim. just wait till you hear why. it's incredible. ron claiborne. >> the manmade famous for doing this, and then apologizing says he is a victim, too. former taco bell executive benjamin golden now filing a $5 million lawsuit against the uber driver he allegedly attacked in southern california last fall. he admitted that he wawas drunk the time. days later going public with this emotional apology on kcbs. >> because i've been trying not to read what's being said but you know, i'm not that person. >> reporter: but now he's claiming the driver illegally videotaped the altercation. >> get out of my car or i will call the police. >> golden's attorney declining to comment but the lawsuit saying at no time did he consent to be video recorded or viewed by anyone else. golden who was fired afterward by taco bell is seeking damages
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humiliation, anxiety, fear and pain and suffering and the loss of his job. gold was charged with assault and battery. he pleaded not guilty. those charges still pending. he was also sued by the uber driver for unspecified damages. >> i didn't expect it to get violent to be honest. it came out of nowre. >> the heart of golden's counter suit is his claim that california law prohibits recording the conversation of someone wiwithout thr consnsent. caban's lawyer telling abc news the lawsuit is bogus. the two men in that now famous video may face off again in court. ron claiborne, abc news, new york. >> call the police. >> what you don't see on video is actually the uber driver was able to use pepper spray to eventually get away from this whole situation. >> just imagine how much he
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uber driver only gave him a one star rating. it's important, the star ratings. >> they are important, right. >> for drivers and for clients, as well. got to make fun of a really serious situation there. >> oh. coming up, what a target cashier did that's going viral. and the martin luther king day a cappella tribute, "the mix" up next. tribute about the mix" up next. so how ya doing? enough pressure in here for ya? ugh. my sinuses are killing me. yeah...just wait 'til we hit ten thousand feet. i'm gonna take mucinex sinus-max. too late, we're about to take off. these dissolve fast. they're new liquid gels. and you're coming with me... wait, what?! you realize i have gold status? do i still get the miles? new mucinex sinus-max liquid gels. dissolves fast to ueash maxax strengt medicine. starthe relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. your heart loves omega-3s. but the omega-3s in fish oil differ from megared krill oil. unlike fish oil, megared is easily absorbed by your body. megared.
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groceries. >> she bought all those groceries and paid in coins? >> she was paying in coins individually. and people didn't get upset because he was being hey, big up brother. he was being nice and helping her through and the woman who saw this happening posted it o facebook and it has w gone viral. >> kudos to m. i would be very frustrated with that. >> exactly. you know, martin luther king day today. what better way to celebrate his life than having two a cappella groups, two rival a cappella groups get together and do james taylor "shed a little light." there was the jewish group maca beats and the black group naturally 7. bo known in their own right. take a listen. can't get no life from a dollar bill don't give no l life fromhe tv screen
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drink my fill from the well on thhill and i know you know what i mean >> they sound great. >> i love how they gel together. i would buy it -- they should come out with an all bum or something. >> they were doing this from the lincoln memorial steps away from where king did his "i have a dream" speech. another nice thing. championship sunday. cam newton is a new dad and proud to be a dad. so as he was practicing for yesterday's game, this is him doing showing a father and son t-shirt and also he also on his cleats there, his son's name. shows it.. >> oh, wow. >> so he's very proud to be a dad. his first playoff game. by the way, do we have the dab t-shirt to hold up for a second? i had to research exactly what
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do you know? making news in america this morning,eated debate. accusations, attacks and clashes overnight hillary clinton and bernie sanders getting aggressive on the debate stage. we're live in washington with the details. prisoner swap. americans tasting freedom released by iran after improved relations between the countries, so where are they right now? plus, the one american still missing in iran. dramatic crash, the spacex rocket tipping over and bursting into flames. plus, big winner at the
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actor winning over the crowd. >> this is super cool. this is the best day of my life. acceptance speech melting hearts. everyone. it was the most confrontatitional clinton and bernie sanders. >> yeah, the last democratic debate before the iowa caucuses got so heated at times the third candidate, martin o'malley was pleading for a chance too speak. our coverage begins with abc's megan hughes in wawashington megan, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, kendis and reena, yeah, the timing is critical. the fact this was the last debate before the iowa caucuses, it was very clear that for hillary clinton and for bernie sanders, the gloves are nonow off. in south carolina, front-runners hillary clinton and bernie sanders come out swinging
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clinton a defender of obama's legacy. >> i'm not sure whether we're talking about the plan you just introduced tonight or we're talking about the plan you introduced nine times in the congress. >> reporter: sanders says clinton is lying about his plans for health care. >> that isnonsense. we're not going to tear up the affordable care act. reporter: clinton slams sanders on gun contl. >> h he voted to let guns go onto amtrak, goes go into national parks. he voted against doing reseaearch to figure out how we can save lives. >> reporr: the debate step as way from the charleston church where a white gunman killed nine black worshippers in june and martin o'malley hoping to get an edge on the issue? i'm the one candidate on this stage that actually brought people together to pass comprehensive gun legislation. >> reporter: he refused to discuss bill clinton and his past indiscretion. >>yes, his behavior was deplorable. have i ever said a word about
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i'll debris them on the issues facing the american people, not bill clinton's personal behavior. >> reporter: in contrast to earlier debates, donald trump was not a big conversation topic, in fact kendis and reena, hillary clinton didn't mention his name once. back to you. >> megan hughes, live in washington, thank you so much. okay, so the latest poll by nbc shows either leang democrats soundly beating donald trump but the billionaire has fellow republicans right now in his crosshairs as he steps up his attacks on ted cruz, the front-runner telling abc's george stephanopoulos that cruz doesn't have a great chance of winning the nomination because of his unpleast personality. >> he's a nasty y. nody likes him. nobody inongress likes him. nobody likes him anywhere once they get to know him. he's a very -- he's g an edg that's not good. you can't make deals with people like that. it's not a good thing for the country. very nasty guy. >> well, trump also keeps hammering cruz for taking loans
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failing to report them on election forms. cruz calls it an oversight. he has yet however to blast trump during a campaign speech. this morning's other major story, the united states and iran in a stunning act of diplomacy after 35 years of hostility. >> this is huge, take a look at these pphotos, five americans are tasting freedom following their release from iranian prisons. and the youngest of them is already back home in boston. abc's jonathan karl reports on the secret negotiations that set them free. >> rorter: that first image of freed "the washington post" reporter jon rezaian greeted in geneva from a state department official who helped negotiate his release. also on that flit out of iran, amir hekmati, the former marine held for more than four years in the notorious evin prison. his sister and brother-in-law were all smiles on their way to meet him in gerermany and pastor saeed d abediniho has been
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>> been a single mom for 3 1/2 years and the kids, uniting with him i think will be a precious moment. >> reporter: at the white house president obam celebrated the prisoners' long overdue release. >> tonight we're united in welcoming sons and husbands and brothers who have endured an absolute nightmare. >> reporter: "the washington post" tehran bureau chief was jailed in july of 2014, just six weeks after discussing life in iran on anthony bourdain's "parts known." >> i love it and i hate it but it's home. it's become home. >> reporter: his mother and wife now reunited wit him made this tearful plea during his imprisonment. >> he's been in prison for the last year. he and his wife who is also a journalist have not been able to. she's not able to speako t press. >> reporter: his extended family tonight is in germy. the dramatic days, the culmination of 14 months of negotiations, mostly in switzerland, u.s. officials
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intense and until aeweeks ago no one knew how it would end up. not included in 9 prisoner swap was former fbi agent robert levens, the 67-year-old disappeared in iran in 2007. jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >> but as those americans are now out of iran, three others have gone missing, this time in iraq. u.s. officials say that the three are civilian contractors not pt of the military. the ap reports that they were kidnapped from their interpreter's home in baghdad taken to another neighborhood where all communications cut off. responsibili. in hawaii conditionons are expected to improve today in t the waters where teams are looking for 12 missing marines and two helicopters, crews have been feet. clock. the two helicopters crashed during night exercis on thursday, the marine corps has now identified the missing who range in age from 21 to 41 and
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two residents from florida are dead after a pair of diddley tornadoes, both came within minutes of each other in the middle of the night. the first picked up the couple's mobile home and smashed it. their son and grandchildren who were visiting were injured. the sheriff says he's amazed that anyone got out of that alive. the winds topped 125 miles an hour. and new yorkers got a preview of winter weather yesterday. just a dusting of snow, but that combined with plunging temperatures was enough to make roads a little slick in some parts. take a look at the radar, why don't you. the entire northeast will see snow squaws and showers today and frigid temperatures, highs today will be in the 20s and possibly in the teens for some partsf new england. and the mercury in washington, d.c. won't rise above freezing at all today. that's the first time it's happened all winter long. got to get jackets if you haven't already. >> and then some. still ahead gas prices plunging even below 50 cents gallon. hard landing, the spacex rocket's latest attemempt to land
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ll, this is a strange sight at newark liberty airport last night. those are passengers walking on the tracks of the airport monorail. a power failure had brought all trains to a standstill. crewarrived to rescue riders and get them safely on buses. service was r restored but after two hours. a georgia psychiatrist behind bars accused of operating a pill mill. the dea raided the offices of this doctor,rosecutors allege
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while holding prescriptions he had written for them that were controlled substances. autopsie confirmed that 12 of those were overdoses. his attorney says he is innocent and will fight the charges. oil prices are sliding overnight as the industry braces for even more crude on the market. now that iran's sanctions have been lifted. and that could make gas station signs like this a common sight. you're reading that right, folks, 47 krintss a gallon i northern michigan. at one point yesterday, other stations there were also below a dollar but t price war won't last. didn't last and then in gas there right now is about $1.50 a gallon. nationally it's $1.90 this morning. moviegoers decided to ride along and see something other than "star wars. the kevin hart and ice cube sequel was tops, "ride along 2" brought in $34 million, "the revenant" was second with $29.5 million and "star wars" from our
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$25 million. an honor for the late david bowie. for the first time one of his albums has reached the top of the chars talking about "black star worth which was released two days before his death. it sold the equivalent of 181,000 albums knocking adele out of the top spot. he died earlier this month after battling cancer. >> with we come back caught on camera. firefighters storm a burning building. the dramatic rescue of a woman and her baby. plus, down to four. the afc and nfc championship games are set. highlights from espn plus the must see moment of a young fan getting a football. pepper discovers a wholesome breakfast with jimmy dean delights, made with real egg whites, lean cut meats, and whole grains. an excellent source of protein, it's a delicious way to fuel upp on ergy to help power through her morning run. which motivates these bikers
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or abnormal behavior. the most common side effects are mild to moderate nausea and vomiting. anti-flu? go antiviral with tamiflu. checking our morning drive, watch out for ice buildup around the great lakes and northern new england. there will also be snow on the roads in the sierras, cascades and the rockies. watch out for wet roads along the west coast. if you're flying, airport delays likeliest in boston, sal lake city, los angeles and san francisco. parts of our abc family are grieving this morning after the mysterious murder of one of our own. >> anne swaney was a producer at our chicago station on vacation in the central american country belize when she disappeared last week and decided to skip a horseback riding trip and instead go down to the river to practice yoga.
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that same river a day later. offs now confirm she was strangled, no one arrested and was only 39 years old. in michigan there's a growing outrage over the contamination of water in the city of flint. reverend jesse jackson told a sunday congregation there should be tape around the city because it's a crime scene. jackson's comments c came day after president obama signed an emergency declaration to car the way for federal help. the water became contaminated after flint switched its supply to save money. we've got incredible new video overnight of the latest attempt by a spacex rocket to land, instead of just falling into the ocean but this one didn't go as planned, take a look, the rocket had just successfully deployed a satellite but as it was sitting dunn, ouch, it toppled over and exploded on impact. it's founder elon musting said one of the leg-locking mechanisms failed perhaps due to ice buildup.
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camera captured a dramatic rescue that revealed a desperate mother handing her baby through a window to a firefighter on a ladder and climbed out and her husband too. it broke out before dawn apping them as they slept. one man called the fire department to the rescue. to an incredibly close call for a woman shopping. things are just okay at the grocery store, then, whoa. this was in australia. the force by which that vehicle slammed there is pretty incredible. amazingly no one inside the store was seriously injured. three men inside the car weren't so lucky. they were taken to the hospital, the driver fled and that woman in the purple squirt refused help and walked away. incredibly close. timeow for sports and the nfl playfs. >> nearly three dozen teams down to the final four with sunday's highlights heree are o guys at espn. >> steve levy along withohn
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sunday is finaze. >> nfl has 32 teams. >> you like them all equally. >> now down to four. i hope one is yours. if you're a bronco fan you're hay, your team is one of those. look how windy it is through ben roethlisberger's wind-blown hair. fourth quarter, steelers looking good, up by one, looks like first down but fitzgerald toussaint, bless his heart mbles and broncos take the lead, last play of the game for the steelers and that didn't turn out well so it's the broncos and patriots. peyton manning versus tom brady next sunday in denver afc championship game. cardinals need an opponent in t nfc. cam newton and t the panthers? hosting russell wilson and the seattle seahawks. wilson iss pressured, throne, cked by luke kuechly. that's a pick six for them to the hizzy or end zone, 24-0
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31-0 and 31-24 is your final score. so that highlight doesn't exactly tell the entire story but you get the idea. we don't have a whole lot of time. >> they do on espn have a fresh "sportscenenter" staing at a.m. eastern time. >> enjoy your martin luther king holiday. >> they got their plug in. >> nice job, guys. one more note from the panthers/seahawks game. after a touchdown jonathan stewart handed the ball to a little fan who possley jumped for joy and it lit up social media. pure joy. >> oh, that was a surprise, huh? >> yes. she's so excid. >> she is adorable. >> great. up pecks in "the pulse" stealing the show, a young actress speech at the critics' choice awards, you've got to hear this. his better ha, will forte's strange new look.sthma... ...one of many pieces in my life. so when my asthma symptoms kept coming back on my long-term control medicine, i talked to my doctor and found a missing piece in my asthma treatment. once-daily breo prevents asthma symptoms.
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time now to check "the pulse, what the critics' choice awards might reveal about the oscars, "spotlight" collected three big trophies last night for bestpicture, best ensemble and best original screenplay. >> b "mad max: fury road" tripled that with nine awards including besest director and best action movie. >> not bad. all right. so best acting awards went to leonar dicaprio for "the revenant" and brie larson for "room." >> but the biggest scene s stealer was little jacob tremblay aaccepting his award foror best young actor. >> this is super cool. this is the best day of my life. i also want to thank my parents and i lover them very much. and i know where to put this,
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my millennial falc >> top five best speeches ever. >> up near the top. >> he is just 9 years old but already so poised. >> yeah, a lot of people say that he'll have a future ahead of him. can't wait to see what he achieves down the road. >> what a cutie. >> his dad is actually a really good cop in vancouver, in fact, well respected police officer. >> did not know that. >> yeah. >> okay so imagine the surprise at a hollywood party friday night, will forte who, of course, normally looks like that, all that hair and showed up looking like this. the other one. clean shaven on one side, long hair and beard on the other side. even the ebrows, are they there? >> they're gone. >> the big question, why? is the last man on earth star trying to start a fashionontrend? was he in the midst of shaving all that hair off and just kind of got distracted, forgot to do the other half? we're not half convinced about any of those. >> we still haven't heard what
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on any of those, a well. so the amang betty white celebrating her 94th birthday sunday, she steals the show yet again. >> we le her, don't we. >> in an nfl themed tv ad sort of ang with rob riggle and joel mchale. >> theheormer golden girl style is seen taking shots at some of the game's biggest names. >> don't worry, dez, i'll put in a good word with you with jerry jones. i'm seeing him later at a swingers party. no, roger, luke wilson looks nothing like you. you're much sexier. what are you wearing right now? >> and she even goes on to kind of take a hit at johnny manziel likeke like. [ speaking a foreign language ] i can't help you out, john manziel which a lot off cches in cleveland are saying. a great way to spend a birthdayay. >> i still believe her best role
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>> yeah, iould guess so. too. >> tried and true. >> she's had many. >> absolutely is a classic and she's had so many roles and has really kept looking young all throughout the year. >> thank you for being a friend, kendis. more news. before i had the shooting, burning, pins-and-needles of diabetic nerve pain, ese feet served my country, carried the weight of a family, and walked a daughter down the aisle. but i couldn't bear my diabetic nerve pain any longer. so i talked to my doctor and he prescribed lyrica. nerve damage from diabetes causes diabetic nerve pain. lyrica is fda approved to treat this pain from moderate to even severe diabetic nerve pain. lyrica may cause serious allergic reactions or suicidal thoughts or actions. tell your doctor right away if you have these, new or worsening depression, or unusual changes in mood or behavior. or swellg, trouble breathing, rash, hives, blisters, muscle pain with fever,tired feeling or blurry vision. common side effects are dizziness, sleepiness, weight gain and swelling of hands, legs, and feet. don't drink alcohol while taking lyrica. don't drive or use machinery untiyou know how
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there are 16 fresh-picked oranges squeezed into each bottle of tropicana pure premium. and absolutely no space for added sugar, water, or preservatives. tropicana. we put the good in morning. take a look at our top stories, hillary clinton and bernie sanders clashed over health care, bank bailouts and bill clinton's legacy during last democratic debate before the iowa caucuses. five americans have been released from iranian prisons after secret negotiations with u.s. diplomats. a prisoner swap set four of them free. one of the former detainees is already back home in boston. three american contractors have gone missing in iraq. u.s. officials say they were last seen two days ago, south of baghdad, a kidnapping is suspected but no one has claimed responsibility. and looking at today's weather, rain along the west coast, snow in the erras, cascades and northern rockies,
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midwest. lake-effect snow near the lakes. well, you know over the weekend there was quite a bit of panda-monium in washington. if there's one thing our nation's capital loves almost as much as politics it is pandas. >> i think you're right. the zoo's latest pride and joy made his debut publicly this weekend before thousands of eager fans and abc's gloria riviera was there. >> reporter: this was the moment, a panda cub making his public debut to squeals of delight. the first thing a sleepy baby bear does, shy away from the spotlight. meet beibei the 5-month-old panda. >> my heart is like -- oh, my gosh. >> reporter: since his birth beibei has enjoyed babyhood in private. but thousands from all over the world waited for hours in line to see him for the very first time. >> panda-monium. >> reporter: beibei's name means precious treasure in chinese.
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third cub to thisrive at the zoo. beibei is a social media darling. 5 million hits and counting on the national zoo's giant panda cam since he was born. >> he is immensely popular. >> reporter: said to be a charmer an a bit of a rascal beibei spent most of his business day snoozing ft on his furry back making his eager fanswait. >> we're waiting for him to wake up. >> we really want him to wake up. >> reporter: after all, being that adorable has got to be exhausting. gloria riviera, abc news, washington. >> he is adorable. >> he is adorable and there was this controversy earlier last year whe michelle obama and the rst lady of china named beibei. there were people that mrs. obama named beibei after beyonce. >> oh. >> no lie. conspiracy theorists are out there. >> when he turns 4 he goes back to china to try to procreate.
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>> good future. that's what' making news in america. >> stay with us for "good morning america,everyone. have a great monday. making news in america this morning, heated debate. accusations, attacks and clashes overnight hillary cnton and bernie sanders getting aggressi on the debatestage. we're live in washington with the details. prisoner swap. americans tasting freedom released by iran after improved relations between the countries, sohere are they right now? plus, the one american still missing in iran. dramatic crash, the spacex rocket tipping over and burstin into flames. plus, big winner at the
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