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. this army general has been removed from his post as top military aide to the secretary of defense. ash carter would only say there are allegations of misconduct against lieutenant general ron lewis. in word on what lewis might have done wrong. he has been reassigned while the army investigates. carter and lewis have worked together, though, for several years. a former army captain has been given the military's top honor not only for his extraordinary bravery, but for his personal sacrifice. >> he is known best by his friends as flow, but this morning the nation is calling him hero. >> reporter: as captain florent
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growberg received medal of honor, friends had tears in his eyes. >> he says it was the worst day of his life and that is the stark reality behind these medal of honor semones. >> reporter: in afghanistan, he was escorting brigade commanders and an afghan general when he noticed a suspicious man walking backward. the former university of maryland track star acted quickly. >> flo sprinted toward him. he noticed an object under the man's clothing, a bomb. >> reporter: groberg and another soldier pushed the man away and to the ground where the bomb detonated. the action caused another suicide bomber's weapon to detonate prematurely, my job was simple, protect the principles. no matter the outcome. >> reporter: groberg's leg was severely injured, and four of his fellow soldiers died, though more would have been killed if groberg had not acted. >> he showed his guts. he showed his training. that's an american we can all be gratele for. >> reporter: but it seemed it was the faces in the audience more than the president's words that moved him.
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>> i got four families that don't have a father, a son, a brother, you know. a husband. >> reporter: after the ceremony in appropriately gloomy weather, he paid tribute. >> this meld maeld belongs to the true heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice. >> reporter: groberg says he'll try to be a better american for the rest of his life because of those four individuals. reena, kendis? >> he's got such a great story indeed. >> and he spent three years recovering from his wounds at walter reed medical center. and that's where he met the president. but these guys return home from the war and they still carry so much with them. and jack, our producer upstairs saying it's pretty incredible when he went to the podium to speak to the media that he remembered all four names and he honored them, of those who have fallen. >> i'm sure he lives with their memories constantly. he is now medically retired from the army. >> what a true hero. well, coming up, the young
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actress making headlines for taking on hollywood's pay gap. >> "hunger games" star jennifer lawrence opens up to our own diane sawyer about the trap women everywhere are facing. you're watching "world news now."
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♪ okay. so she has made a name for herself on the big screen of course adds a warrior. and now she is making headlines off the screen as an activist. >> we're talking about "hunger games" star jennifer lawrence, bucking the system that made her a star. as she tells our own diane sawyer, she is taking a stand for women everywhere. >> reporter: jennifer lawrence, a dazzling hybrid. young, irreverent, and a hollywood powerhouse. the final games of the hunger games is about to arrive. she is katniss embodiment of strength in the face of fear. offscreen, lawrence herself has been making news in a kind of warrior challenge all her own.
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when hacked e-mails about her movie "american hustle" revealed that she was paid less than her male costars, she wrote about it saying if she was honest with herself it was partly because she had fallen into a trap that women face, not wanting to seem difficult or spoiled, while men don't have to care. >> i felt like i -- i had to say something. because we need to talk about it. on average, women are paid 21% less than men. we can ask for the same exact thing that men do. and we do face the reality that we do get judged more. >> reporter: now several of her co-stars are speaking out for her, adding to the chorus of voices speaking for women everywhere. >> i would just hope that there is no longer a separation. oh, it's a female-driven movie. >> point down a little. >> reporter: we spent the day together. >> your form is just horrible. >> reporter: we are two kentucky girls born 45 years apart,
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eating hometown barbecue in my kitchen. she also took me to new york's union square where ten years ago she was the new kid in town when a photographer wanted to take her picture and said okay. >> i'm only going to sign in the modeling agency if they'll let me act. which came out of nowhere. >> you were already making demands. >> i was already negotiating. >> reporter: a young woman who is already leaving a legacy, as a girl who awakened a generation of tiny fans, showing them what it's like when you believe in yourself. >> it was so much fun watching her and diane together. >> two kentucky girls hanging out together there. >> i actually thought diane had great form by the way with that bow and arrow. >> absolutely. we should point out that the final chapter in the hunger games opens up on november 20th. and, you know, in that interview, which was really a wonderful interview, if you get a chance, go online and look at it, jennifer lawrence says that she is just playing an actress on tv, but it really has
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impacted the lives of young girls all over. >> it's true. and women everywhere as well. and she is raising a very important issue. and a lot of times it takes someone from hollywood to say something for the rest of the world to sort of pay attention. it's great that she is using her star power for such a great cause. >> yeah, it is. of course she is an oscar winner. she won best supporting actress for "american hustle." we'll see how the hunger games does at the box office and beyond. >> are you a fan? >> i got into it after the first one. >> and she is an incredible actress, i have to safe. i really enjoy watching her as well. >> and she is besties with amy schumer. >> yeah. >> coming up, what is happening at the box office this weekend? >> angelina jolie, brad pitt on the screen together. what diane keating is hoping will become the next christmas classic. it seems that every year,
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start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. time now for our favorite segment of the week on insomniac theater, checking out two movies opening this weekend. >> first we start with a movie written by and directed by angelina jolie. essentially jolie's honeymoon project with co-star brad pitt. this is set in the 1970s. it's centering on an author with writers block and his former dancer wyche. with false eyelashes at a european seaside resort. ♪ ♪
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>> mr. and mrs. smith it ain't. jolie says at its core, it's a movie about grief, but it's apparently the audiences who will be grieving. rotten tomatoes is giving it a splat with a dismal 26% approval. and it's hard to find any critics who likes it. so get this. ap's jack coyle writes it's too langed which and artfully accessorized to work as intended. and more pointed calling it an unabashed vanity project that struggles to turn its own beautiful inertia into a virtue. >> okay, well, i do like ankle. >> and we like brad. up next, on a much lighter note, what is trying really hard to be the next holiday staple. love the coopers. it stars diane keaton. in typical fashion, the best laid plans fall comically short.
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case in point, daughter killing time in an airport to pick up a stranger to bring home. >> just be my boyfriend for one night. >> oh, no way. >> there is no flights until morning. look at this. you're going to spend christmas by yourself eating dinner at wetsel's pretzels? you deserve a crazy pull out all the stops home-cooked meal and i can guarantee you that you would make my parents so happy. >> oh, something tells me he shows up. the star-studded cast including marisa tomei, alan arkin and the voice of steve martin apparently not quite enough to save this movie from itself. susan turner says slaus himself would walk out of the theater. but it may be too willing to jerk tears but its heart is in the right place. >> ouch. >> that's the news for this half hour.
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good morning. this morning on "world news now," breaking news. the u.s. targeting the man known to the world as jihadi john. he was the masked man who became a symbol of isis after beheading an american and over hostages. u.s. officials now presuming he has been killed in a drone strike. breaking details from our brian ross team straight ahead. and donald trump on the attack, taking on his closest rival, dr. ben carson, even demonstrating a fake stabbing and asking how stupid are the people of iowa? plus, what the president thinks about trump's immigration plan. then big questions right now in italy. are italian olive oil makers trying to fool you when it comes to what is in their bottles? plus a "world news now" exclusive. an inspired story. we're going to catch up with the world's oldest yoga instructor.
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she is 97 years old and says she has no plans to slow down, even after reena attended one of her sessions. it's time to stretch out on this friday, november 13th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everyone on this friday the 13th. >> are you feeling more zen? >> i do feel more zen. and i walked away with life lessons from this woman. of all the interviews i've done in my life, she is top three. i mean transformed the way i think about life, this woman. >> i look forward to seeing that story. >> and i just want the say, you're a big workout junkie. even you would have had problems. >> had a tough time keeping up with the 97-year-old yoga instructor. we want to start with the notorious terrorist known as jihadi john. he is believed to have been killed bay drone strike in syria. >> seen in so many of those gruesome beheading videos had been tracked by the u.s. for
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months. abc's chief investigating correspondent brian ross has been following the story overnight and has the very latest now for us. >> reporter: the world first came to know jihadi john a little over a year ago when he appeared in this video wearing a black mask, holding a knife and threatening the life of american journalist james foley. his voice was disguised, but he could not hide his british accent. >> you have plotted against us and gone far out of your way to interfere in eastbound affairs. >> reporter: one after another, he presided over the murders of foley, american steven sotloff, and peter kassig, but who britons and then two japanese hostages. >> our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people. >> reporter: earlier this year, his true identity was revealed to be mohammed emwazi seen here wearing an american baseball cap, the son of kuwaiti parents who emigrated to england. he was spotted by teachers as having a violent streak. one teacher told the bbc that at
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the age of 11 he was put in anger management therapy. >> we would find that he would get very angry and worked up and it would take him a long time to calm himself down. >> reporter: flaunting his role executioner, emwazi became one of the world's most wanted men. in a statement to abc news, the warrants of foley said the air strike was of small solace. quote, this huge effort to go after this deranged man filled with hate when they can't make half that effort to save the hostages while these young americans were still alive. it's unfortunate that the government doesn't get it. they think it gives us solace but it doesn't. ryan ross, abc news, new york. >> so interesting to hear mrs. foley's comments. it so heart-wrenching. while it is a huge get for the u.s. government, they put resources. they wanted to get this man because it also sends a message to other militants across the
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middle east that you are going to do this, justice will be brought at some point. but for these families, they're not getting their loved ones back. it has in many ways transformed how the white house has looked at the hostage policy situation. >> but it does give them a little bit of closure. but it definitely does not change the war on isis. there will be other high value targets i'm sure as well. and speaking of isis, it might be -- may have expanded its terror operations into lebanon with a deadly attack. the group has claimed responsibility for twin suicide bombings in beirut that killed at least 43 people, one of the worst such attacks in lebanon in years. until now, isis has not had a recognized affiliate in lebanon, but its forces are fighting in neighboring syria and iraq. so many say a spillover is not surprising. an ohio man is under arrest for the alarming way that he tried to help isis. official says he used social media to promote violence against members of the u.s. armed forces. the 25-year-old akron man kept
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opening new twitter, facebook and tumblr accounts as fast as the sites suspended him. his posts included photos, names and even addresses of service personnel. okay, to politics now and donald trump stepping up attacks on fellow front-runner ben carson. trump said the pathological temper carson described to himself in his memoir cannot be cured any more than a child molester can be cured. trump also mocked carson's account of trying to stab a friend, demonstrating to supporters in iowa how a belt buckle couldn't stop a knife. and he also doubted carson's religious awakening. okay. so-so far no comment from the carson camp. but president obama had plenty to say about donald trump after the last debate. he joined the chorus of criticism over trump's promise to deport millions of undocumented immigrants. in an exclusive interview with abc's george stephanopoulos, the president called the plan unrealistic and unamerican. >> donald trump is speaking
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about history. he wants to bring back operation wetback from president eisenhower and deportation force. what would that mean? >> well, i think the name of that operation tells you something about the dangers of looking backwards. and the notion that we're going to deport 11, 12 million people from this country? first of all, i have no idea where mr. trump thinks the money is going to come from. it would cost us hundreds of billions of dollars to execute that. imagine the images on the screen flashed around the world as we were dragging parents away from their children and putting them in what, detention centers and then systematically sending them out. nobody thinks that this is realistic. but more importantly, that's not who we are as americans. >> much more on what the president had to say later this morning on "good morning
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america" and the entire interview on "sunday this week." the faa says pilots from the southwest jet, a cessna and a corporate jet all reported they had the powerful light shone in their cockpit. there have been more than 5,000 reports of laser strikes so far this year. the university of missouri has named the retired federal civil rights attorney and one of the first black graduates of its law school as interim president. michael middleton says he is no stranger to what he calls systemic racism on campus, and he is promising to work directly with black activists on issues of racial inequality. well, from coast-to-coast, protesters took part in a million student march to show solidarity with the university of missouri. walkouts and rallies took place at more than 100 public colleges with demonstrators calling for free tuition and $15 minimum wage for campus workers. the weather throughout
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overnight is not rain or snow, it's actually very strong winds in the midwest, especially around the great lakes. the region has seen gusts as high as 66 miles an hour. >> wow. what's causing very high waves on lake michigan and lakeshore is flooding likely. the strong winds could also be a problem for travel, both airline and highway. and they may cause some power outages. well, today of course is friday the 13th, a day most consider very unlucky. but it turns out that it can actually be very lucky for some lottery players. >> in at least five years alone, mega millions players s is in michigan have one more than $5 million. and with a jackpot of $200 million for tonight's drawing, this particular friday the 13th could be the most profitable yet for some lucky winners. so what does this mean? do we have to fly to michigan? get someone in michigan to buy the ticket? >> you can play -- well, michigan is a lucky state. but we can play the multimillion-dollar lottery anywhere and see if we have luck on this friday the 13th.
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♪ some of italy's top olive oil brands are under investigation this morning, accused of passing off regular olive oil as extra virgin. seven companies including bertoli and carapelli came under scrutiny after a magazine reported the allegations this year. extra virgin olive oil is more expensive and processed without chemicals or heat. italy is the world's second largest olive oil producer after spain. and here at home, retails are hoping to soon see merchandise flying off the shelves as the holiday shopping season shifts into high gear. >> this year something different. some major retailers are derest defining the whole notion of what black friday means. here is abc's rebecca jarvis. >> reporter: you no longer have to endure this. to walk away this.
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>> we got a tv! >> reporter: walmart announcing that for the first time ever, most of those famous black friday door busters will be available online at walmart.com starting this year at 12:01 pacific time thanksgiving morning. and for those who prefer a more hands-on shopping experience, the main event kicks off inside walmart stores at 6:00 p.m. on thanksgiving. the world's largest retailer promising there will be plenty of the most popular products. deals including this 40-inch hdtv for $149. an ipad air 2 for $100 off. and toys like this "star wars" light saber, 5 bucks. and walmart isn't alone. target launching ten days of black sundays. already eight black friday deals on sale now. as they have in years past, walmart will be handing out wristbands for the most in demand products. so as long as you have one of
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these, you get the door buster. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. coming up in our next half hour, a stung verdict in the case of a reputted mob leader. he was charged in that notorious $6 million lufthansa heist nearly 40 years ago, inspiring the movie "good fellows." from facing life in prison to life as a free man. first, meet the woman who is considered the oldest living yoga teacher. we'll tell you why she is now being called the real life forrest gump. the "world news now" exclusive is coming up. reena gets a close-up with her. >> and let me tell you, she beat me to the punch on this one. she is very good for yoga. >> great.
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is that our music of zen? it is. so she is a former dancer, model, and actress. for the past three years has been recognized as the world's oldest living yoga teacher. >> she has been bending, stretching, and breathing her way into longevity since the coolidge presidency. but her positive message today, it's really timeless. >> beautiful. >> reporter: meet the real life forrest gump. >> listen to your heart beat. >> reporter: 97-year-old, like gump, has witnessed historic moments firsthand and met with some of the most influential icons like bob hope, the dalai lama, and deepak chopra. but unlike the famed character played by tom hanks -- >> run, forest, run! >> reporter: her secret isn't rung. >> shrift them off your back. >> reporter: it's stretching. and her longevity has made her the world's oldest living yoga teacher. born in india, tao moved to
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france and had success model fog famous designers like coco channel. when world war ii broke out she found herself drawn into the resistance against nazi germany. it was then that she realized the power of positive change in teaching yoga to others. >> the nicest thing that i could is when somebody can't do something and i show them they can. >> reporter: she toured the u.s. and even wrote over 300 film scripps, combining a career in show business with her love of yoga and call to social activism. she has walked with gandhi and martin luther king jr. but she credits her uncle who raised her with teaching her compassion and acceptance. >> never look down on anybody. know that even a farmer may illiterate, but knows more about the soil than you do. so you're illiterate.
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>> what is your secret about life? >> when i wake up in the morning i say this is going to be the best day of my life. >> reporter: you really say that to yourself? >> yes. whatever you put in your mine materializes. so don't materialize anything negative. materialize everything positive. >> reporter: she has broken her wrist and had three hip replacements. but tao doesn't count the injuries or even the years. and she has no intention of slowing down. >> i'm not interested in what i can't do. nothing is impossible. ♪ >> reporter: in fact, tao learned to dance when she was 85. since then, she won more than 700 first place dance prizes, even traveling to countries as far away as india where she danced with a famed bollywood choreographer. >> she is a gift. and i think whoever has come across her, they all feel blessed about her. >> reporter: tao has inspired people all over the world, young or old. she makes quite an impression on her students.
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>> a little girl 6 years old said to me, tao, what are you going to do when you retire? i said i'm not going to retire. i said i'm going to dance my way to the next planet. she said oh, that makes sense. we put a man on the moon. when i get to be your age, i'll be able to find you. >> do you ever think about death on the other side? >> no, no. i have a feeling that this is not the end of life. this tiny little planet. >> reporter: and she offers this advice for a younger generation. >> don't procrastinate. tomorrow never comes. one minute after midnight it's already today. >> reporter: wow, look at you. i wasted no time trying to figure out her moves. >> never stop trying. >> reporter: that's tao, master of yoga. >> may the light of yoga join your body, mind, and spirit.
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>> reporter: and of life. >> to bring you peace, to bring you love, to bring you health. lead us from the unreal to the real, from darkness into light of inner knowledge. shanty, shalom, amen, amen. >> how cool. >> she is hands-down one of the top three people i've ever interviewed in my life and such an inspiration. she also has a new book out, "dancing light" for anyone who is looking for a christmas gift. it tells her whole story. she really believes whatever you manifest in your head comes out. she is a classic example of how thinking positively can transform your life. >> and i love her whole theory of living in the moment. one minute after midnight is a new day and to start each day as if it's different. what was like the big inspirational moment that you got from her? >> that i would have to cut off my legs if i wanted to get into those yoga positions.
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that's just one of the many takeaways i learned. >> she is very flexible. all right. we'll be back.
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♪ and now it's time for the mix. i love kid videos. and especially this one. it's a little girl who decides it's time to sell her little brother to a pet store. take a listen. >> what do you think you can sell him for? >> $1 or $2 or 3. >> is that a lot? >> $54? >> 54, it sounds like you've been thinking about this. >> because i really, really want a toy owl. so that's why. >> we'll tell your brother and buy a toy owl. >> little rachel says $54 if she sells her brother for that amount she'll get the toy owl. >> i love that she has actually thought than, plotted it out. if i were the brother i'd be watching my back. who doesn't like twins. we all like twins. here is a different version of what i'm talking about. okay.
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this is a wedding in india where you have twin brothers marrying twin sisters, and the presiding priests, identical twins as well. the flower girls even wore pink dresses that were identical. and the boys also purple tops. twins. impressed? >> okay. very interesting. >> well, just wait until you see the polka. >> okay. >> not twins. >> not twins. >> but something like that. let's do this thing! ♪ ♪ hey, politics and all the weather, all the scores, that's the world news polka ♪ >> by george, i think he's got it! ♪ the skinny is our gossip sheet, that's the world news polka ♪ ♪ it's late at night, you're wide awake and you're not wearing pants ♪ ♪ so grab your world news now mug and everybody dance ♪ ♪ do the world news polka
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. >> i'll teach them. i'll teach them the world news polka is what i mean. ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ >> insomniacs only! ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ who care what's the bosses think, they're a goofy true, and if you're neighbors call the cops, here's all you have to do ♪ ♪ when they yell it's half past three, hey it's news to me, that's the world news polka ♪ ♪ they make us work the graveyard shift, why not tune in abc and join our little joke ♪ ♪ five whole days every week, here here tongue-in-cheek, that's the world news polka ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka >> he's got it! weird al jankovic, thank you so much. information at weirdal.com. have a great weekend. we'll see you monday.
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this morning on "world news now," breaking news from the middle east. what a u.s. official calls a direct hit on the isis terrorist known as jihadi john, the man wanted for allegedly beheading americans and hostages from other countries as well, now presumed dead. live coverage straight ahead. also ahead, widespread protests on college campuses across the country. students angry about how racist incidents are being treated, now speaking out. and a big change at the university of missouri, now under new leadership. and now in half hour, a goodfella goes free. a reputed mobster walks out of court after being acquitted with connect with one of the most infamous heists in u.s. history. part of his defense straight out of an episode of "seinfeld." and what's in a name?
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not much apparently when the guy we all got to know on "baywatch" wants to change. well, it's sort of a hassle with the hoff. it's friday, november 13th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> well, good friday morning. we begin with the breaking news months in the making. the likely death of the terrorist known as jihadi john. the masked man, a british citizen seen in videos beheading u.s. journalists steven sotloff, james foley, and a number of over hostages. >> jihadi john, his real name mohammed emwazi, he was tracked by the u.s. for months. he was targeted in a u.s. drone strike as he left a building and entered a vehicle in the isis stronghold of raqqah. that is in syria. one official telling abc news it was a 100% direct hit, and that jihadi john basically evaporated. >> new details about the killing are still coming in this morning. abc news investigative producer james meek has been working his sources and joins us live. james, jihadi john was not the head of isis, but the u.s.
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military really wanted to get him. how long were they tracking him, and how does his death impact isis? >> well, good morning, reena. they've been tracking jihadi john. his real name is mohammed emwazi. he was unmasked finally in a series of leaked news reports early in the winter of this year after presiding over the video beheading of a number of u.s., british, japanese aid workers and journalists. they've been tracking him for quite a long time. and the intelligence agencies of the u.s. finally zeroed in on his location. and got the green light to attack him with a drone strike in raqqah, syria. as he was exiting a building, a drone missile hit the vehicle he was in. and as one official said to me, evaporated. and on the impact, leaving his car in flames. >> okay, so james, we're getting that from one official. but will the u.s. ever have 100%
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confirmation that he is dead? and how will they possibly try to confirm this? >> well, they may not ever 100%, but they can come close, because they will be looking -- they'll be listening to the chatter of isis operatives, as well as social media and other chatter, cell phones of people in the vicinity of the strike will be talking to each other. the group may acknowledge, it's possible, jihad john's death. by the way, he was called jihad john because some of the hostages called several british captors who were particularly brutal to them the beatles, sort of a way to identify them. and he was known as john amongst the so-called beatles of these isis hostage takers. >> and you also spoke to the mother of murdered journalist james foley just a short time ago. he was seen with jihadi john just before his execution. what was her reaction to all of this, james? >> well, the foley family has been anticipating the
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possibility of the man who at least on video presented himself as their son's killer. journalist james foley. what diane foley told me tonight is she said, you know, if only so much effort that was undertaken to find and kill jihad john had been undertaken to find and rescue her son and the other hostages who were subsequently murdered by isis in a very high profile way over the past 14 or 15 months or so, that would have been something she said was very small solace to learn that jihad john had been killed in an air strike. and she said, you know, the government just doesn't get it. it doesn't bring them their son back. that was their point. and they are -- i don't think they're going to miss jihad john, but i think they would have preferred to get jim back alive. >> and that's so understandable. one mother's grief and several other families who likely very much feel the same way. james meek, part of our brian ross investigative unit.
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james, thank you so much for your time this morning. and that major strike on a member of isis coming just hours after isis claimed carried out deadly attacks in lebanon. at least 43 people were killed in twin suicide bombings in beirut, one of the deadliest terror attacks in recent years. it would be especially ominous if those claims are true since isis has not recognized affiliates in lebanon before. well, students at more than 100 college campuses nationwide staged walkouts and rallies to show their solidarity with protesters at the university of missouri. >> it was called the million student march, and it was planned before tensions erupted at missouri. but protesters say they used the opportunity to speak out against overt and subtle forms of racism that they say pervades most campuses. >> escalating complaints about race issues has prompted yet another resignation. the dean of students at claremont mckenna college in southern california has stepped down. and threaten is a new man in
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charge at the university of missouri, at least for now. as abc's elizabeth hurd reports, he says he is ready to work with activists on campus to resolve racial tensions. >> reporter: the university of missouri wasting no time meeting their new interim president, michael middleton, a long-time law school professor. >> we all know that the university has faced its share of troubling incidents, and we recognize that we must move forward as a community. >> reporter: it was just on monday that now former president tim wolfe and the university chancellor announced their resignation, bowing to mounting pressure from students and faculty, protesting what they call racial injustice on campus. >> this is what democracy looks like! >> really what is at question is the racial climate on campus. >> reporter: raising concerns, and some already getting results. >> i committed to them that we will work to make this the best yale it can be. >> reporter: yale devoting $50 million to increase faculty diversity and ithaca creating a
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new chief diversity officer position. but back in missouri, the situation still tense, with the legion of black collegiates tweeting this photo of a vandalized sign outside the black culture center. and social media pictures showing nearly empty lecture halls after two missouri college students posted threats online against black students. both students were arrested, and yesterday 19-year-old hunter park was in court and denied bail. prosecutors say he told investigators he had a, quote, deep interest in the oregon mass shooter. kendis and reena, back to you. >> elizabeth, thank you so much. the student protesters are getting no sympathy from the republican presidential front-runners. donald trump blasted the campus demonstrators, calling their demands crazy. and he slammed the former university of missouri president chancellor for stepping down. >> i think it's disgusting. i think the two people that resigned are weak, ineffective people. i think that when they resign
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that they set something in motion that is going to be a disaster for the next long period of time. >> we're being a little bit too tolerant, i guess you might say accepting infantile behavior. i don't care which side it comes from. >> ben carson added that the two sides need to sit down and have an open discussion. >> okay. so speaking of charm, he also had some explosive words for carson about his self-proclaimed troubled youth. trump poked fun at carson's account of trying to stab as friend as a teenager, showing supporters in animated fashion you might say that a belt buckle couldn't stop a knife. and he likened carson's past temper to a child molester. >> if you're pathological, there is no cure for that, folks. okay? there is no cure for that. and i did one of the shows today. and i don't want to say what i said. but i'll tell you anyway.
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i said that if you're a child molester, a sick puppy, you're a child molester, there is no cure for that. there is only one cure. we don't want to talk about that cure. that's the ultimate cure. >> well, trump also told the crowd at a rally in iowa that carson went into a bathroom and came out religious. then he said don't be fools. it doesn't happen that way. the coast guard is searching overnight for a cruise ship passenger. the woman was a passenger on the norwegian pearl and jumped from the ship about 20 miles off the coast of cuba. the pearl is chartered for an electronic dance music cruise. and on its way from miami to a mexican caribbean resort. she is the second cruise ship passenger to go overboard this week. okay. we're going to switch our gears right now. in last night's nfl game, it looked like christmas came a little bit early. the jets were in all green, and the bills were in all red. >> it was the start of the league's color rush experiment which will continue on thursday nights. as for the game, the bills
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scored nine points in nine seconds, thanks to field goal and a fumble return for a touchdown. buffalo led from there. and despite a jets comeback, rex ryan and the bills win it, 22-17. >> so it's not unusual actually for people to look future that one unique thing that sets them apart from everyone else. >> from kenichi ito of japan, that unique thing is running on all fours. at the 11th annual guinness world records day in tokyo, ito ran 100 meters in just 15.71 seconds, shattering the world record. >> wow. the fastest man on all fours says he spent nine years studying how monkeys move to improve his technique, hence his nickname monkey man. saying hussein bolt has nothing to worry about from that guy. coming up, we're going to wrap our continuing coverage of shia labeouf's movie watching. >> this is your favorite story. >> it was of the week, by far. plus, the alleged wiseguy who will be home for the holidays now that he has been
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cleared of a crime made famous in the movie "goodfellas." and in "the skinny" this is something i cannot wait for, new albums today for justin bieber and one direction. but first, do you know the guy that puts together this map every day, max colombo? today it's his birthday. >> happy birthday day. >> take a look at his work. >> "world news now" weather . brought to ymucinex dm. broug. yeah...but what about mike? he has that dry scratchy thing going on. guess what? it works on his cough too. cough! guess what? it works on his cough too. what? stop! don't pull me! spoiler alert! she doesn't make it! only mucinex dm relieves both wet and dry coughs for 12 hours with two medicines in one pill. start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this.
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sources tell abc news that it was a 100% direct hit, and that jihadi john basically evaporated. in the meantime, here at home, a stunning verdict has been reached in an organized crime case that has captivated the nation for nearly four decades. >> an aging mobster here in new york has been acquitted of charges he helped plan the legendary lufthansa heist in 1978 that inspired the hit film "goodfellas." wjac's n.j. burkett has the details. >> reporter: 80-year-old vincent asaro was triumphant and astonished. amid the bewildering crush of reporters and photographers, he said not even john gotti got this much coverage. freedom he said felt good. >> i'd like the thank my two lawyers. without them, i wouldn't be here now. and i would like to thank the u.s. marshall service for treating me great. >> now i think mr. asaro intends to go home and spend
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thanksgiving. >> i've had two years here and i intend to go home. a reputed mobster from queens, charged with helping plan to 1978 lufthansa heist at kennedy airport. at the time, the largest heist in american history. just over $6 million in cash and jewels. some of the robbers were killed off, and others testified against asaro. but the defense raised doubts about their motives and their credibility, saying the case was just a lot of yada yada yada. >> the key to winning the case is that our client is innocent of the charges. >> reporter: the verdict here was a major blow to the prosecution. the fbi and the u.s. attorney's office spent years building this high profile case. to many, asaro seemed destined to die in federal prison. that clearly will not happen. >> okay, so that was actually a big heist back in the day, 1978. it was $6 million heist. if we adjusted it for inflation, that's about $21.5 million
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today. >> that's a lot of money. >> it was really a huge heist there. when we come back, the big announcement from actor david hasselhoff. and it's a big day today for both justin bieber and one direction. "the skinny" is next. justin bieber and one direction. the skinny is next.
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♪ ♪ skinny, so skinny okay, topping the headlines this morning, a big announcement from david hasselhoff. >> the 63-year-old actor took to youtube and twitter, announcing that he has made a major change in his life. we'll leave it to him to explain. >> i've been wanting to drop the hassle from my life for years. now have i made it official. david hoff. >> yeah, well it turns out however the name change appears to be just a publicity stunt for his new show "hoff the record." it's airing in the uk. hasselhoff rep tells page 6 it's >> oh, like off the record. >> yeah. get it? >> all right. next up. let's move on to this wonderful day that it is. friday the 13th. but we're all lucky. justin bieber and one direction with new albums. >> both acts are dropping new albums today. but at least one critic from "the new york times" is referring to them all as joyless boys. >> what? >> i know. blasphemy.
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bieber's purpose he writes is less of a contribution to popular music and more of a plot point in bieber's ongoing narrative of himself. did you get that? the theme of the entire album that a pseudo sort of outlook. get it? >> i think that writer is just sour. >> yeah. >> in the meantime, british boy band, and they are a band, one direction is also releasing its new album today. but maybe being seen as more of a place holder. in march they tragically lost zayn malik when he left the band. in august they announced it would go in hiatus next year. critics say it shouldn't affect their music sales because one direction has always been less of a musical proposition than a marketing one. i think those people are thinking way too deeply about these groups. come on. next to a boy that is full of joy this morning. >> daniel radcliffe is now officially among the stars on the hollywood walk of fame that is, honored with the walk's 2,565th star. he shaved his head. the 26-year-old who captured the
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world's hearts at the tender age of 11 as boy wizard in the harry potter films. >> he still captures a lot of people's hearts. >> he does. radcliffe has since earned his stripes in several other movies and broadway plays. his latest film victor frankenstein in which he plays an assistant to a mad scientist will hit theaters on november 25th. >> we'll have to look out for that. finally, an update on our continuing coverage that we've had over the last few days. we've had a number of crews on another hollywood star. is streaming himself watching all 27 of his movies in reverse chronological order. it's apparently finally ended. his cinematic marathon with his debut in disney's "even stevens". >> disney is our parent company. labeouf called it all my movies project for nearly three solid days. he was glued to that seat that you see there. he didn't shower, except for ten-minute breaks. i went down there to kind of check it out. the line was so long, one person saw him and said it was
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than this badge that we wear in our uniform. tonight that badge has been torn. >> i mean, just smile and bust out laughing at the sky like he is almost talking to god. >> was heard in the last second of the recording. >> this is a bomb by affiliate isis. in the sinai isis has fully eclipsed al qaeda as the gravest terror threat in the world. >> you knew they were guilty during the olympics? >> i was aware that it was a very, very, very, very, very high possibility. >> the burden of proof is not going to be on me to corroborate everything that i've ever talked about in my life. we have much more important things to do. >> if you try and hit your mother over the head with a hammer, your poll numbers go up. i never saw anything like it. >> ronald reagan. >> ronald reagan walked away at reykjavik. he walked away. he quit talking when it was time to quit talking.
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making news in america this morning, breaking overnight, the terrorist known as jihadi john targeted in a u.s. air strike, the knife-wielding masked man, a symbol of isis believed to be dead. live team coverage with the late breaking details. trump's tirade. the republican candidate going off mocking ben carson, his book and stabbing incident plus the candidates weighing in on the university of missouri protest, critical of the protesters. caller rush. the nfl debuting new uniforms for thursday night football and a lot of fans are not happy with them. and pull over, google's driverless car getting a lesson in the rules of the road.

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