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call now and request your free decision guide... and start gathering the information you need to help you go long™. all right. another time honored fourth of july tradition is to hit the road. a record 43 million americans crowded the country's busiest highways and interstates. >> but increasingly travelers are sharing the road with massive trucks that could roll over with deadly consequences. >> a new technology is hoping to keep everyone a little safer on the road now. here's alex perez. >> reporter: within seconds, a massive semi truck can lose control. causing chaos on the road. >> look at that. >> reporter: and for millions of drivers sharing the road with these heavy beasts can turn deadly for them. in april a new jersey teen was killed when a semi rolled over onto her car. in 2014 the dot reports more
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than 410,000 accidents involving large trucks. that includes rollovers. electronic stability control helps drivers maintain control. they are making this mandatory in heavy duty trucks manufactured on or after 2017. one company says more can be done. simulation shows how it can keep drivers safe. >> trucks roll over. we're trying to protect the drive and save their lives. >> reporter: a dummy in the driver seat and rigging the car with 29 cameras. >> make sure to stay behind the first set of barriers. >> reporter: watch as this
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speeding semi swerves as if to avoid a car and then -- flips. that would be driver cushioned from the impact by a side roll air bag. and from above you can see the aftermath the tractor trailer completely flipped on its side. >> i think roll tech is a good step in the right direction in the sense that it is intended to move the occupant away from the roof and provide a side curtain. >> these type of accidents occur and impact everybody. >> reporter: but for the millions oh drivers on the road to stay safe, experts say to find a road with fewer trucks and take it. keep an eye on swerving and speeding and avoid passing trucks on narrow roads. alex perez, abc news, indiana.
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right now there are about 11 million tractor trailers on america's highways. >> a lot of tips to avoid. the biggest one is to stay out of the blind spots. if you see the driver's face, they can't see you. >> it's good to keep in mind. all right. coming up, the art behind the art. >> hm. the ordinary items left behind by extraordinary people, and it's all on display in the nation's capitol. you're watching "world news now."
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♪ love nora jones. >> what ever happened? >> you might be familiar with artists like jackson pollic and others, but what you may not be familiar with are their letters. >> they're everyday correspondence is a day today glimpse at their every day lives. >> they are the everyday items of extraordinary people. passports, school notebooks, all saved and here. >> this is the hub of the -- the fort knox. >> okay. >> reporter: 20 million documents. these are the protectors of american arts story.
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none of the famous masterpieces. >> three lipstick kisses. >> reporter: giving museum goers a glimpse into the artist before the art. a passionate woman with strong words for her ex-husband. >> she's talking about an affair that he had that makes her angry. with a person who had been his wife -- she says that affair is something that makes me vomit. she's furious because i will marry him again, but everything she does is so low and dirty that sometimes i feel like going back to mexico and kill her. >> you get a sense of their personalities and how they examined the world around them at the time they were alive. >> answer lubsolutely. when all you see is their great work, it's easy to forget they were people. >> reporter: people like the god father of graffiti.
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his sketches and designs for his famous work. saving art from world war ii, inspirations for a movie, carrying out from the all the mines of michael anglo. even a handwritten recommendation of artists. an jackson poll lack, an artist with a alcohol problem. >> they were concerned he was going to destroy his career by drinking. in this letter they plead with him to stop drinking. >> reporter: this one says work hard. paint hard. >> they knew she washe was a ge. they wanted him to keep working and make great work. >> reporter: stored for the next generation. many people call that little display the fort knox of the world of art. >> it holds more than 20 million personal papers from artists,
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one word. bar barf. some of the contestants probably did that. >> remember the new tennis dress causing a stir? a nike dress at wimbledon. it triggered a little bit of controversy saying it revealed too much. another says why do you think old fares watch tennis and dancing with the stars. >> another was critical saying a dress in a competitive sport? what man came up with this idea? not unless the men have to wear them as well. >> and another says show her abs in a pair of shorts. get over it and move on. >> next. to the story we brought you from overseas about that seamingly naked news anchor. >> this screen shot says it all. well, a music snob, and father of three tweets there's so much going on in this picture right
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here. >> isn't there, craig this. >> there was quite a bit. >> and before we go, we've got to play a holiday fan favorite. >> all right. let's do it. if you didn't remember rosa g with her mega hit, fourth of july, you're welcome. >> this is a favorite. ♪ fourth, fourth, fourth of july. ♪ ♪ burgers smell delicious i can't pass by ♪ ♪ you take my bun ♪ i'll take yours >> they should get her to perform at the hot dog eating contest. >> i don't know what i'm watching. >> this is your favorite song, i thought. >> the words are hard to -- like -- learn. >> are they? >> fourth, fourth, fourth -- is this a christmas song?
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this morning on "world news now," the growing wave of terror attacks. >> less than a day after the deadliest suicide bombing in iraq in near lay decade, multiple sites targeted across saudi arabia. what's behind it? >> the murder mystery of an american college student killed while abroad in rome. his body found in a river. overnight the vigils held at home as investigators try to piece together the time line. kevin durant is shocking the sports world announcing he'll be joining steph curry and the warriors. oklahoma fans are already burning his jersey. but we'll tell you the real back story to the bay invasion. >> they're not happy with that, right? >> apparently not. >> and get ready for the good life. it is time for the launch of our
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new series, lifestyles of the rich and kendis. that's yours truly. i'll be taking you to see what life is like when money is of little consequence. it's tuesday, july fifth. >> good tuesday morning. it is good to have back diane. >> thank you. good to be here. >> what a wonderful july fourth it was. >> i enjoyed it. i brought some of the fireworks back. >> it's like katy perry is on your dress. >> they say money can't brie happiness, but you looked happy at the plaza. >> it was beautiful across the nation. you had on the east river, did you see, the display about a half hour display there. >> cannot beat the macy's display in new york.
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>> that's in new york, and apparently in d.c. it was beautiful. >> i love seeing it right by the monument. all in the same shot. >> gorgeous, except with d.c., this was the live broadcast from pbs. the footage from previous years. >> why? >> because it was overcast in d.c., so they ran -- >> cheaters. that is cheating. >> and the internet just kind of blew up about it overnight. >> that's funny. they said oh, well, we'll show you other years. >> some people kept complaining about how the scar scaffolding was disappearing and reappearing. it was a ripoff. i can't believe pbs did that. >> we hope everyone enjoyed the fourth. >> it was a safe one. our top story, there's a deadly wave of terror attacks in
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the middle east. three yesterday in saudi arabia and more over the weekend in bangladesh. as well as baghdad and last week in istanbul. more than 230 people have been killed in the past week and isis is calling for more. we get more details. >> reporter: a suicide attack at the second holiest site in all of islam. the bomber stopped by security guards on his way to the mosque where the prophet muhammad is buried. detonatiing his explosives and killing four. one attack near the u.s. consulate. they cap off a bloody week as the muslim holy month of ramadan ends. a bombing that took the lives of 160 people, the deadliest attack in iraq in a decade. it was 1:00 a.m. when explosives and a truck ripped through a neighborhood. the flames consuming shops and restaurants that were full.
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parents out with their kids celebrating ramadan. isis has suffered huge setbacks in iraq and syria losing long held ground and forces. but those losses somewhat offset by dramatic terrorist attacks. 44 killed last week at turkey's main airport. then 20, mostly foreign hostages killed on saturday in a restaurant in bangladesh's capitol. among the dead was someone who studied in the u.s. and whose family said the attackers let him leave but he wouldn't abandon his friends. these attacks proving even with isis, they're still able to terrorize and inspire around the world. abc news, london. >> and there's disturbing news about syria. amnesty international says some opposition groups are just as bad as the syrian government using torture, an suctions and killings. they say some of the groups responsible are backed by the
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united states. back at home, president obama is making his first joint campaign appearance with hillary clinton. they're flying to charlotte on air force one. their first time traveling together in four years. the president is expected to share the foe to friend relationship of their friendship. donald trump asks what's paying for it. we're told the clinton gacampai is picking up the fab. >> trump is heading to raleigh. he's talking about a tweet he deleted. he issued a statement saying attacks by hillary clinton linking the star in the image to the star of david are ridiculous. he insists it have a basic star used by sheriffs and he accused clinton of drying to divert attention from her and her husband's dishonest behavior. >> new details about an explosion in central park which injured a virginia student. investigators believe an experimenter was behind the
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explosion. doing tests on the compound that blew up to learn more about it. they don't believe the device was intentionally divined to hurt people. an american college student, police are trying to figure out how his body ended up in a river after arriving in italy. >> reporter: the mystery unfolding in rome. a 19-year-old american found in a river described as a star student, a stellar athlete and a proud cancer survivor. >> he overcame it. >> reporter: he just arrived in italy as part of a summer exchange program. he was last seen in a pub with friends early in the morning and then he vanished. his roommate alerting the university when he failed to show up later that day for
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orientati orientation. his family flew to italy on sunday to work with authorities. news reports and his brother say he was found with a large wound on his head, blood on his shirt. his cell phone and walt missing. >> reporter: there are reports there were credit card charges made on his card after he vanished. his parents identified the body. they're working with italian police to try to find out how this happened. abc news, washington. to florida and the toxic invasion of algae. fourth of july celebrations were cancelled and beaches closed. the governor declaring a state of emergency in four counties. there are reports of people complaining about headaches, respiratory issues and rashes. authorities are trying to figure out how to clean it up. speaking of cleaning up, a new record but an old charmpion
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at the hot dog eating contest. joey jaws took down 70 hot dogs. >> that's the most in nathan's competition and 17 more than anyone yesterday. chestnut held the belt for eight years until last year's upset. he said it's his goal every year. he made it. >> now he has to shoot for new stars. 71. >> and the women competed. mickey suto kept her title. she ate 38 1/2 hot dogs and buns in ten minutes for the third straight year. her total was half a dog better than the fourth place in the men's competition. both male and female competitors train all year and compete in other contests. >> joey by the numbers quickly. in ten minutes, 19,60 0 calories. 1200 grams of fat and 54,000
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grams of sodium. way to go, brother. >> i don't understand how they're not massive. massive and fat. >> this is the sixth year of a separate competition for women. they used to compete with the men. >> cool. not fair. coming up, new details in the case of a muslim man taken down by police in a hotel. we'll hear the call from a clerk. >> get ready for an adventure from kendis. we'll get the tour of the plau have a hotel and find out if he's still living there now. >> i am not. for proof, check out our behind the scenes fix on instagram. you're watching "world news now." choose to smooth.
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a man spear fishing when he has a close encounter with that shark. he said he caught a fish and became tangled in the line as the shark started swimming toward him. he says the shark only had eyes, hopefully, for his catch. so he freed himself and left the fish for the shark. he says it was quickly devoured. now to the controversy near cleveland. an arab businessman wearing a robe. and a head scarf inside of a hotel was falsely accused of
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being a terrorist. >> a 9-1-1 call triggered a police takedown and now an international incident. here's abc's clayton san dell. >> there's a man in a full head dress. >> in call to police in ohio triggering an international response. >> with multiple disposable phones pledging his allegiance or something to isis. a desk clerk tells her sister she believes there's a terrorist in the lobby. that sister calls police. >> there he is. get on the ground. get on the round. cuff him. take the phone away. >> reporter: the suspect is a businessman from the united arab emirates. >> i'm tourist. this is not good. >> this is not good. that's right. >> reporter: soon police realize the report is false. he's visiting the u.s. for a heart treatment. he suddenly faints. groups that track islamaphobe ya
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say the u.s. is seeing a spike. marriott which owns the hotel says this was a terrible misunderstanding and we regret what happened saying hotel employees will get training in diversity and inclusion. the mayor and police are sorry. >> there were false accusations. those are regrettable. >> as for the desk clerk, officials say she may be facing criminal charges over the false report. coming up in the next half hour, a ten-year-old golf prodigy sidelined nature judge ordered no tournament and a severely scaled back practice schedule for the next year over a custody battle. >> first, a world of unimaginable wealth. what i saw firsthand inside one of new york's premier hotels to kick off the new series "lifestyles of the rich and
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kendis ♪ ♪
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♪ >> hthat's the best graphic i'v seen. you're as excites as we are. we have a new series that gives an inside look that few get to experience. >> especially me. if it weren't for this new series as we mentioned, you saw there called lifestyles of the rich and kendis. we go behind the chandelier lit halls of the plaza hotel in new york. >> welcome. >> it's great to be here. this is beautiful. >> one and only plaza. >> and with that, so begins my
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adventure inside one of the world's most exclusive hotels. new york city's plaza hotel. the same hotel made iconic in literature by eloise. the place the beatles stayed and their fans invaded during their first american tour back in 1964. and home to kevin mcallister in home alone two. somehow that plaza hotel allowed me through the front door. for a rare look at some of its most amazing suites. >> suite 2040, the penthouse suite. >> the grand penthouse suite is among the top of the line. two lavish bedrooms. two and a half bathrooms, and -- >> there's somebody at the door. let's check it out.
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hi. >> i represent the bath department. >> our team of professionals will make sure we provide certain services which is unpacking, shoe shining, complimentary pressing and we draw the bath. >> a full time butler. as if the location and suites weren't enough, the service is over the top. >> hey, how is it going? >> i reena has the easiest job in the world. >> this is the top tier. >> we had to settle for chatting in the $20,000 a night suite because the larger suite has been occupied by the same guest for the last three months. >> in that suite, it actually has a living room, a dining room, and a gym, a library, three bedrooms a foyer and a
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kitchen. >> the grand penthouse anti-too shabby with over 1500 square feet. >> i've bipartiseen looking for apartment in new york. this is about the same size. >> this is the iconic plaza bathroom. all of the bathrooms within the hotel have the floral motiff. >> it's pretty. >> they're 24 karat gold plated. >> this is real gold? >> yes. >> and the amenities look awesome. >> yeah. >> that shower is great. >> yeah. >> take that for the road. >> let's go on the terrace. >> the terrace alone is 500 square feet. >> beautiful weather for the terrace. >> just for you. and a nice breakfast to accompany it. >> this is great. the scenery is amazing. you have the skyscrapers. skr central park to the right. this is the life. do we really have to leave?
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>> you can stay forever. >> just have to pay? >> just a little bit. >> did you call security already? >> not yet, but they may call. >> they had to drag me out of the hotel in handcuffs. the beatles stayed there. while they were there there were a couple of girls who famously snuck their way up into their rooms. you had all these girls but they were able to smuggle themselves into the room in gift box. it was their way. >> i was going to say how. i'm guessing security is tight. >> it is. there have been notable guests over the years. the duke and duchess of windsor. it was once owned by donald trump. that went away years ago. >> this is my favorite shot. you in the tub. >> they have no idea i did that. this is the first time they are seeing i jumped on the bed. they were busy doing something else. the pr had no idea i snuck into the bathtub and made myself at
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home. >> when are we going back to check out the 40,000 penthouse? >> as soon as they get out of there. on this cushion for generations. alright kiddos! everybody off the backpack, we made it to the ottoman. i like to watch them clean, but they'll never get me on the mattress! finally there's a disinfectant mist designed for sofas, mattresses and more. introducing new lysol max cover. its innovative cap has a 2x wider spray that kills 99.9% of bacteria. max cover is another great way to lysol that. amazing sleep stays with you all day and all night. sleep number beds with sleepiq technology give you the knowledge to adjust for the best sleep ever. don't miss the lowest prices of the season sale, with the c2 queen mattress now only $699.99.
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k-y touch. okay. there have been many stories about kevin durant going to golden state and many names. but there's a little known story that you probably might not remember. so there was this little known rapper called lil b. years ago lil b put a curse on kevin durant back in 2011 when durant called him a whack rapper. >> oh. a curse. >> exactly. he put this curse and little did you know after the curse, kd's performance went down. people believe the curse is for real. he might not be a good rapper but he has powers. lil b is from the bay area.
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and he said now that kevin durant is heading to his home team, he wants to lift the curse. >> oh, okay. >> welcome home, kd. >> the based god wants to speak. >> the curse has been lifted ever since -- oklahoma fans might not feel the same way. they put on their own curse on kd. >> he might have new one coming his way. >> good luck. kd. selfie sticks are easy to mock. some places ban them. but we found one tourist who has to be happy he had one on him. so are we. it yield third down picture. the slooth is in the tree. sloths are difficult to photograph. they are shy and tend not to come down from trees. this man managed to capture the sloth hanging from the tree without disturbing him. the sloth smiles. >> take a close look at the picture. it might seem like a photo. this is moving video right now.
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the sloth is waving right now. all right. from the sloth -- [ laughter ] >> every time. >> every time. >> from the sloth to the -- >> you usually crack me up when you do the sloth impression. this time you cracked yourself up. >> talk. >> check out the hip hop dog. ♪ >> the dog is a hip hop mogul. he has his own star on the walk of fame.
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new, tag team on the campaign trail. no word of a running mate, but hillary clinton is enlisting president obama. their firs when it comes to going after donald trump. a live report ahead. >> severe storms in the midwest. tornadoes uproot trees and knock out power. the storm system knocked out fourth of july systems. we'll tell you where it is later in the forecast. >> the surprise at last night's white house independence day celebration. >> what president obama did for his oldest daughter on her 18th birthday. >> and how the other half celebrated the fourth of july. the celebrities that took to social media sharing their
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intimate moments with their followers. they're just like us. it's tuesday, july fifth. just like us kind of. >> sort of. they like the flag like the rest of us. >> good morning everyone. >> we're going to start with politics. shall we? and the road to the white house. winding through north carolina today, hillary clinton bringing out the big guns. campaigning with the president at her side. >> clinton will fly to charlotte with president obama on air force one for their first campaign event. meanwhile, donald trump is questioning that trip and defending a controversial tweet. we are joined with the latest. adrian, good morning. >> good morning. the holiday is over. back to business as usual on the political trail. we've all seen it online. the clinton campaign relying on the hash tag, i'm with her. many strategists saying the best thing she can convince voters of is she's with him. >> once rivals now political
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partners, the commander in chief and hillary clinton will be speaking this afternoon at their first joint rally in charlotte. >> it kind of sends the signal of party unity. >> reporter: political insiders say it's obvious president obama is the best person to help restore trust in clinton's ability. >> this early signal of him getting out on the campaign trail is going to be indicative of how secretary clinton and her campaign is going to structure that strategy. >> reporter: and defeat donald trump. the president began lashing out against the gop nominee following the orlando nightclub shootings. >> we hear language that singles out immigrants. and suggests entire religious communities are complicit in violence. when does this stop? >> reporter: and last week we went off without calling trump by name but referencing the immigration policies 234679 with word of today's trip, donald trump tweeted who pays.
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it might add fuel to trump's fire as he land blast clintons that the was anti semitic. on the fourth of july, trump saying hillary clinton is trying to link the star of david with a basic star often used by sheriffs is ridiculous. she's trying to divert the attention from her dishonest husband and herself. >> trump will be in north carolina. >> one saying the president is not just stumping before hillary clinton but separately campaigning for a continuation of his health care and immigration policy. >> all right. and adrian, what's the latest on picking v.p. candidates? >> we're a few weeks away from the conventions, and we don't know who the v.p. candidates will be. for clinton, julian castro is someone people are talking about. he's been a young rising star with the democratic party.
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speaking at the dnc in 2004. lacking the experience of others, he would be the first hispanic on a ticket. that could lead to more votes for clintons. speculation is joni ernst. the senator from iowa. neither side is confirming it. they discussed the concerns as far as the direction the skoirnt taking. >> sounds like there's some developments going on there. >> only a couple weeks for developments. we have to make a decision soon. >> adrian, thank you. >> thank you. we move to the wave of islamic militant terror in the middle east that has now spread to saudi arabia. there were three suicide bombings there yesterday alone. one outside of one of islam's holiest sites. isis has not yet claimed responsibility for the saudi
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incidents, but they appear to be part of a coordinated campaign coinciding with the end of ramadan. as the death toll from a massive bombing in baghdad is climbing, there have been five convicted terrorists executed. it's an attempt to restore faith in the ability to protect citizens. just the first half of this year, nearly 5,000 iraqi officers and civilians have been killed. at home two barges caught fire during fourth of july celebrations in massachusetts. authorities are blaming a malfunction. witnesses say the show was going on for at least ten minutes when there was a large boom followed by a burst of flames. you can see the pictures. it then spread to a second barge. no injuries reported. it's unclear what caused the malfunction. and fireworks in some kentucky towns had to be rescheduled because of severe weather. trees were blown down yesterday afternoon knocking out power in
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lexington. this was a roof damaged when a tree fell on it. there were reports of a possible tornado that took part a roof off a walmart. five people were slightly injured. another part of the country bracing for severe weather. >> paul williams joins us with the details. >> good morning. we have a storm with this low pressure system stirring up a mess. it's going to trek east. we'll see an outbreak of severe storms through the north central part of the country. montana, wyoming, over toward the dakotas. nebraska toward kansas. we're expecting a targeted area from duluth to sioux falls and then des moines and damaging hail and possibility of tornadoes. >> paul, thank you. we're getting more details about the orlando massacre. from nearly a dozen deputies. they describe walking into the
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pulse nightclub to see as many as 20 officers with long guns. one deputy says at first glance there were no signs of life, just bodies all over the floor. some of them assisted survivors who collapsed in the street while others loaded the wounded onto pickup trucks. >> in baltimore a trial for another officer charged in connection with the death of freddie gray. brian rice is the highest ranking officer to face charges. he pleaded not to second degree assault and other charges. gray died in a police van. rice is the fourth officer to stand trial in that case. none of the officers have been convicted. now, some 365 million miles away from earth nasa revealing the juno spacecraft is in orbit around jupiter. this is a five year journey. the nasa control room excited. there won't be pictures of the key moment. bravo. because cameras were turned off.
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in atlanta a six-year-old girl is being praised as a champion. chloe smith found an olympian metal and returned it. it belonged to a white water canoer in barcelona. >> he said it was among several items stolen from his car, and chloe was taking a stroll with her dad when he took it. the smith family said she got a $500 reward. he also says he plans to visit her classroom when she returns to school in the fall. >> chloe's dad said he's scolding her not to just pick up everything. he's probably happy she disobeyed him. >> i'm glad they found him. >> and police found other things stolen from his car as well. kind of a happy ending. >> it is. coming up. the surprise at the white house last night. how president obama caught his daughter, malia off guard and what he did that brought the
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crowd to their feet. >> and the ten-year-old golf prodigy sidelined by a judge over a custody fight. it's been going on since she was three. hear what her father is now saying. you're watching "world news now." saying. you're watching "world news now." ♪
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competition. she slipped. center court was a little wet. they closed the roof and when play resumed she appeared more focussed. she took the last nine games beat the 13th seed. she moves on to the quarter finals today. >> dust yourself off. a ten-year-old prodigy from virginia who has been showing great promise and amazing talent. >> that is until a judge sidelined her for the next year. she awarded sole custody to the mother in a bitter custody battle. >> reporter: this little golfer can't compete for now. the 10-year-old was ordered by a judge to stay away from golf tournaments for the next year. that decision is part of an ongoing custody battle between her parents that has now lasted seven years. it comes at a time when her dad says her career and talent are flourishing.
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>> she happens to -- she's won 23 out of 33 tournaments. >> he caddies for his daughter and coaches her. he bought her plastic clubs when she was three. she's now developed into a promising young prospect. a pga member has seen the girl's talent. >> as far as her skill level, she's in the top 10% in the nation. she's ready to obtain a scholarship to college and here she is only 10 years old. >> reporter: but the custody order says that the child shall not be permitted to play competitive golf for one year. and she's not allowed to take lessons with any golf pro. her mother who did not comment for our story has sole legal and physical custody of the child. the latest judge's order doesn't lay out why exactly the child can't compete, but they say they believe she's playing too much. >> i think the judge thought she was playing five or six hours.
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that's false. >> reporter: the father is appealing the decision, hoping his daughter won't have a take a year off from competitive golf and slow a career he says is off to a stellar start. when we come back, what president obama did to embarrass his daughter on her fourth of july birthday. >> and why matt damon is eating pasta on purpose. >> and why is eating pasta on birthday. >> and
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time now for the skinny. topping the headlines this morning, what america's first dad did to his first daughter on her fourth of july birthday. >> embarrass her. >> she celebrated her 1th 18th birthday. her last birthday for the time being at the white house. her dad couldn't resist making a big deal out of it during the independence day celebration at the white house. >> just because it's a job of a father to embarrass his daughters, i've got one last job. it just so happens that we celebrate our country's birthday on the same day that we celebrate our oldest daughter's birthday. so just a quick happy birthday for malia.
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♪ happy birthday to you >> oh, malia, very embarrassed by the whole thing. i'm sure grateful to dad as well. >> there were others on stage for the white house fourth of july celebration which was moved inside into the east room due to the rainy weather. and dad gets a big hug. >> and look how tall she is now. >> almost as tall as him. >> yeah. 18 years old and taking the year off from school before going to college. nice. happy birthday. next to what some other celebrities did to celebrate the fourth of july. >> let's start off with taylor swift. she threw a beach party in rhode island. new boyfriend tom, was among her a-list guests, among with blake lively and ryan reynolds. >> where was the invite? >> must have gotten lost in the mail. >> next also hitting the beach, amy schumer saluting to the
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camera in a bikini. the photos sepia tone. makes it look classic. >> reese witherspoon. she has a checked blouse holding an american flag flag bin wheel. she wished everyone the happiest fourth of july. >> and halle berry is spare with her how she shares on instagram. but not with this photo shot. rocking a stunning strappy black bikini. >> matt damon is working hard at getting out of shape. >> he's revealed that he went to extreme lengths to slim down and develop a six pack for his upcoming role in jason born, but now he's going to the opposite extreme, trying to put a few pounds back onto, quote, look like a normal person for his upcoming comedy flick,
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ironically called, downsizing. >> all right. >> so damon no stranger to looking husky. who can forget the look in the 2009 the informant? >> i don't mind. he's having fun doing it. he say the director of downsizing e-mailed him saying he hopes he's eating marshmallow pasta. >> during filming for jason born, he said he dreaded working out saying he prefers burgers and beers. >> he must love this role. >> of eating and drinking whatever he would like. >> if you have any extra roles in the movie, call me. >> so you can eat along with him. >> marshmallow pasta. >> and music history made across the pond. >> after a 27-year-old hiatus, carole king has returned to the stage in london to do something she's never done before. >> apparently she sang the classic album tapestry in full
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for the first time ever. >> some 65,000 fans paid as much as $330 a ticket. >> that sounds like a good deal. is that the scene right there? >> yeah. i'm betting they don't regret having spent that, especially after she performed the whole album. >> and hide park, fairly large. that must have been quite a scene. >> her voice has a rasp, but her delivery turned the concert into an almost intimate event. she joked at one point, this is what 74 looks like. i'm old and embracing it. >> i like the rasp in her voice. >> did you? i didn't think it was any different than when she originally sang it. doesn't she have a broadway show? >> that's right. "beautiful". >> coming up the cast of "ugly betty" together. >> the secrets the cast is sharing with fans. you're watching "world news
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seasons of "ugly betty". a life changing time that began in 2006. >> i grew up with betty and these people. i can't talk without crying. >> reporter: nothing was wrong with her as betty with a foot in two different worlds. keeping it real with her latino family in queens and swimming with the sharks at her fashion magazine job. >> what did you think of me when ai first arrived? >> i hated, you, of course. >> reporter: the bleeding emergency bringing energy to broadcast tv. >> this is about correcting a mistake. >> reporter: like the steaming sibling. >> i think it was the first transgender character in prime time television. now we have lavern cox. i'm not a transgender person, but it was an honor to get to play that role. >> reporter: no one made the
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ugly betty plot spoil like wilimena. >> it's scary how easy this is. >> you are evil. >> reporter: but she was the last second addition to the cast. >> i got a call saying it's not working out. we need you tomorrow. >> reporter: what do you think of how it broke new ground. >> any advice betty gave was the wisdom of the sages. >> if i were a 10 or 12 or 15-year-old girl, that would be the show that could save me. from the get go, i was doing it for me, my little self-that didn't grow up seeing these characters. >> reporter: chris connelly, abc news, austin texas. >> that story was tweeted out, but saying i can't watch it. will cry. let me know if they kept all of the parts where i'm crying in the interview. >> i think we did, but you can understand
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making news in america this morning, the president is hitting the campaign trail today with hillary clinton heading to a key battleground state. donald trump is asking some tough questions about their trip before it even starts. the mistake in massachusetts that caused a large boom to go bust. the barge on fire. new video overnight. and we have breaking news from italy after an american student was found dead in rome. police made an arrest that has plenty of people on both sides of the atlantic wondering what happened. late night joy for nasa now that it's juno spacecraft is orbiting jupiter after a trip that took five years to complete. how soon will we see what it sends back to earth?

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