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bargain. they have a unique relationship and prank each other aump. the video shows him walking into her room with her on the bed. he gets a blindfold and puts it on her. >> she agrees to that? living in a pranking@÷4 househo? >> what are you doing? you're going to do something to me. >> no, i'm not. >> she's scared because she knows how they get down. >> this is where he cuts the hair off! >> no. no. she is led down to the garage. and there before her is a brand new -- shiny electric blue mercedes benz. >> what? oh, my god. i love the color. >> show me the keys and the pink slip before i react. >> she's on it, baby. she is overwhelmed. he's like, yeah, baby, this is
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your car. >> this is for all of the pop i put through. >> she likes the new smell. >> she says, is this a joke? her car is nice, she doesn't need a new car. but he says, baby, i've been listening to for you. >> i went and got it this morning. >> now it's time to go in the house, no cheerios, no apple juice. nothing before we leave the house. >> i'm joking. this is not your car. >> really? >> really? >> dang. >> you got excited, too. >> look at her face. >> you had me believing it, you jerk. >> does anyone feel like we are seeing a corporate placement? there was far too much -- oh, remember how i said the blue -- i don't think this is real. i think this was stagedqr>for o
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benefit. >> honestly, that's worth the moment right there. >> you were like, oh, it's nice. i like the color. that's a look at the day's best from the web. that's a look at the day's (achoo!)m the web. did you know you can pick up cold & flu viruses from things in your home for up to 48 hours? it's like having a sick family member that you didn't even know was there. and we all know what happens when one family member gets sick. but lysol spray and lysol wipes kill 99.9% of germs including 8 common cold & flu viruses to help protect your home this cold and flu season. check sunday's paper to save up to $4 on lysol and buy any 5 lysol products for 100 bonus box tops.
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thought we'd see who has been lurking. our vast audience. we have the lurkers and participants. there's a maximum number we can get here, but we see these are the names of people watching us this morning from all over the world. a couple from canada. people have been dropping in and out all morning, and we'd like to welcome them to what we think was the first live broadcast of a newscast on the internet.
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>> wow. who knew our viewers were around back then. >> did -- was that aol instant messengers? >> i think it was. >> i like the dial up. i wonder how long it took to load that. >> that was history making. back in 1995 with the first live internet broadcast of a tv news show. we'll have more from our 25 years later in this half hour and all this week. i think they're still dialing up to try to get a response. >> the computer screen comes to here. >> it was huge. it's great looking back at the memories, and so many memories, carrie fisher and debbie reynolds family members have. >> fisher shared a father with her half sisters. and this morning the fisher sisters are opening up about the bond that carrie shared with her mother. here's matt gutman. >> reporter: carry fisher's fame spanned galaxies. >> the world lost carrie and
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debbie and princess leia, and we lost our hero. we lost our mirror. >> reporter: she even loomed large to her half sisters. they were opening up to our chris connelly. >> i do remember seeing her in a 40 foot closeup and going wow, that's my sister. >> we had the coolest big sister in the world. she was a bad ass body gun toting princess. who has that? >> i think that she was more sensitive. >> she was secretly soft. >> reporter: and aware of her mortality. hours before that fatal heart attack on this flight, texting the sisters she shared with their father. >> we talked about age. because she was floored that she had just turned 60. we talked about our children. we talked about our frail mothers. >> reporter: carrie fisher's mother was debbie reynolds who died just a day later.
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>> i knew that if carrie wasn't going to survive this that debbie would not. you knew it. >> reporter: in those final moments, carrie's sisters promising her they'd take care of her beloved daughter, billy. >> i remember just holding her hand and telling her that we were there, that we would make sure that her daughter was whole, which she will be. >> she definitely adored billy as the most amazing accomplishment of her life. >> reporter: matt gutman, abc news, los angeles. zblen >> the family is still working on funeral details. it will be a joint funeral. coming up. vice president joe biden marks the end of an era with his good humor. >> we have some of the surprises from his final swearing in of
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in previous administrations the swearing in of the newly elected senators was as exciting as the newly released information. >> joe biden has used his humor
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to turn it into his most watched d.c. event. >> reporter: the vice president joe biden in full uncle joe mode. >> probing of other players here. i'll be darned. what a beautiful family. >> reporter: in his final swearing in of the 115th congress. kissing the ladies. >> i hope this doesn't get you in trouble with the family. >> how are you? >> reporter: charming the kids. >> i love your dress. younger brothers are harder to raise. >> i will. >> she's not so sure. >> reporter: well, most of the kids. this time rejected by the baby granddaughter of richard burr. >> we're having a conversation. >> reporter: the v.p. came with his canned lines.
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>> my dad said you have one job. i have a beautiful sister like you guys, he used to say you have one job, keep the guys away from your sister. keep the boys away from your sister. that's your job. keep the guys away from our sisters. he has a tough job. >> reporter: you're a pro at this. giving selfie lessons. >> anybody else want to be sworn? >> reporter: but mostly providing smiles and bridging this political divided landscape. >> i'm going to miss joe biden. always good for a laugh. >> no matter what your political event. >> he's just a lovable character. >> he is, and that has been the must see tv event, and i love that young girl just kind of like, no, i'll pass. >> even republicans in the house and senate will say the same
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checkup? nailed it. we all picked. we're a nation of pickerings, but are you like dad get out of there or are you looking for gold? >> if no one's looking, i'm making sure it's clean. >> late news confessions on "world news now" from our own diana perez. >> these are the kinds of things we share in the middle of night. >> no, we don't. she's since moved to philadelphia where her husband worked for wpvi action news 6. >> and recently met up with tim edwards who is now the week day morning co-anchor, and they brought us this special greeting. >> hello. look who i found. diana perez. i'm back but not really. i'm actually still home with my
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boys having the time of my life with them, but she was wonderful to let me come in and tape this quick congratulations and hello to you in new york. we're so excited for you. this is a big year. congratulations, 25. >> they skasked us to think abo what we remember. i remember the people. i remember singing in the makeup room. and thank you for everything that i learned. getting things as they came in. learning how to do a food segment. i did a hoo la hoop on television. >> happy 25 th anniversary wnn. >> thank you, ladies. it's so fantastic to see them. >> and we still sing in the makeup room. >> and then some. >> who could forget her co-anchor, john muller. >> he's an anchor in new york but took time out of his busy schedule to remember his roots at "world news now" as well.
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>> happy 25th anniversary "world news now." remember me? yeah. i'm the overnight really, it's a secret world. people up at that hour all in the same boat for whatever reason. it's a bond that is way more intense than any bond i've ever forged at any normal hour when people are watching tv. it's the tv version of being fox hole buddies. something about being up again at that hour makes you feel like you're a little kid at the sleep over and the cats are away and the mice will play. we had a lot of fun. the crazy hours dissolve differences and we were working for the overnight tribe. a special bond. you folks know what i'm talking about out there. happy 25th anniversary, "world news now." >> tribe? >> and of all the messages, john was the longest, we think he might be talking about how much fun he was having on the show still. he's right. >> we'll be talking soon on facebook live.
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this morning on "world news now," the president-elect's strange relationship with the intelligence community. donald trump was busy on twitter overnight but one tweet in particular getting attention about the intelligence at russian cyber attack the u.s. election. trump making it clear he's still skeptical of russian involvement. and protesters from the naacp arrested at the protest of senator jeff sessions. it ended with demonstrators being led away in hundred dollar cuffs. and a dash cam shows the moment an officer is stopped during a traffic stop. the suspect firing right into the officer's leg. hear how a good samaritan may have saved his life. and it is not yet wednesday, but we are throwing it way back
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to 1992 for the very first edition of "world news now." it happened 25 years ago. and we're going to be celebrating for the rest of the week. so come take a journey with us for the behind the scenes magic and witness the birth of a network news institution. join us. so excited to be with you. yes, institution, kendis. we're psyched to be with you on this wednesday, january 4th th. >> this is "world news now." >> not the straight jacket type institution. it was completely different. >> column a, column b. >> it's funny looking at that video. you see the computers in the background? we still have them back there. that's what jackson is working on. but the music. music is important part. >> i like the theme song, and wait until you hear who composed the music. we have the good stuff coming up. we start with president-elect taking a swipe at the intelligence community.
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>> trump tweeted the intelligence briefing on so-called russian hacking was delayed until friday, perhaps more time needed to build a case. very strange. and he emphasized the skepticism by wording the words intelligence and russian hacking in quotes. government sources insist there was no delay. they say the plan was always for trump to be briefed on friday by top intelligence officials including fbi director james comey and john brennan. >> after going months without a news conference trump is promising to hold his first one a week from today. he's also keeping credit for keeping auto manufacturing jobs in the country after ford cancelled plans to build a plant in mexico. >> ford workers in michigan cheered as they heard the message and trump sent a threat about heavy taxes on cars not made in the u.s. >> reporter: trump focussed on two american auto makers.
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the president-elect calling out general motors on twitter claiming the company makes their chevy cruze in mexico and sells it here. warning make in usa or pay big border tax. gmc shares dropping before rebounding. the company pushing back that all the chevrolet cruze sedans are made in the u.s. trump sharing a positive call with ford about its future after challenging the car maker on the campaign trail. >> the plant and then ford just two weeks ago announcing their small cars will be produced and made entirely in mexico. >> reporter: ford revealing it is scrapping plans to build that plant in mexico, but not just because of trump, says ford ceo. >> we've seen a dramatic decline in demand for small vehicles in
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north america. >> reporter: in addition ford announcing it will create 700 new jobs here in the u.s. for new electric and self-driving cars. was this because of trump? >> we didn't have any direct negotiations. >> reporter: did you feel any pressure from president-elect trump to make this decision? >> we look at a lot of factors, and one of the factors that we're looking at is our view is there's going to be more positive business environment for u.s. manufacturing under president-elect trump. >> reporter: ford will be moving production of the new ford focus to the mexico plant. a preexisting plant where they'll add 200 jobs and the ceo guaranteeing it won't cost any jobs in the united states. trump also criticized a gop plan to strip the congressional ethics office of much of its power. that was part of the backlash that forced republicans to reverse course. >> republicans came under fire for voting to put the ethics watchdog under the jurisdiction
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of the very lawmakers it's supposed to oversee. trump complained about it on twitter that congress should be focusing on more important issues like tax reform and health care. republican lawmakers also under pressure from their own constituents decided to pull the measure. >> there was a perception this may weaken the independence of the committee. the american people want to see ethics is for real. >> they are turning to other priorities like taking the first step toward appealing obama care. they are filling out the supreme court. the day long protest at jeff sessions ended with arrests. video from the naacp facebook site shows demonstrators being handcuffed. all of them have been released. the group held a sit in to fight the senator's nomination. the members are questioning his civil rights record. and confirmation hearings set to begin next week for rex
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tillerson. hearings for the exxon mobile ceo are scheduled to last two days. turkey is widening the state of emergency powers as the search proves fruitless. the shooter remaining at large after killing 39 people. sources tell abc news the shooter could be from kersic stan. the suspect has some training, possibly by isis and syria. at least six people are dead from the severe storms that swept through the south. the latest a woman killed in a house fire being blamed on the storms. the blaze may have been started by a candle. four people also died in southern alabama when a tree crushed a mobile home and a man drowned in the florida panhandle. it's a different weather story in the upper midwest where they'll feeling an arctic blast.
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overnight temperatures below zero from the dakotas to wisconsin. windchills will make it feel even colder. >> that's thursday. before that that's still pretty warm in some of those places, especially in new york. >> looking on the bright side. >> yes. turning over in 2017. give it a week. here's a heart warming story. wildlife drama east of the san francisco bay area that's over. in the middle of it all was a large emu. >> no one seems to know where it came from. no one has any idea how it got into the area. residents of that area say they just found it roaming the streets and a few areas for quite a while. >> i love an partridge drive. it almost came into my garage. >> i don't know if it's male or female, but we named it george.
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>> they can relax. we can report the emu has been caught. >> and since wildlife officials discovered it's a female, they renamed it george is no more. the emu is now called rock star. >> it went from george to rock star. >> they were just like random name. >> quite a promotion, i think. if i had to choose between george or rock star, you can bet i'm going with rock star. >> it's because the bird is now famous. >> i think you should call me rock star from now on. >> now that it's a new 2017 me, rock star, that's great. >> i'm going to take advantage of this. >> let's hope we have heart warming children's stories to come. >> were you going to eat on camera? >> that too. it's the anniversary week. >> we are celebrating a quarter century identify "world news now." >> the show no one thought would make it now old enough to run for congress. yeah. we're taking a look back at how this brilliant idea came to be. >> and tell us what you think on
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have you gotten your flu shot yet? better not wait any longer. according to cdc cases seem to be spiking in southern states, iowa and elsewhere. and there's already been a flu related death reported in northern california. it takes about two weeks for the vaccine to take effect. last year about half of us
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skipped getting a flu shot. and a drug wholesaler will pay west virginia more than $3 million for flooding the state with prescription drugs. they sent a reported 780 million pills to west virginia in a six year period. the wholesalers did not report the amounts to state authorities. 10 companies have settled. more than 1700 rez dengts died from overdosing on the two drugs during the six year stretch. a dangerous gang member is in custody. he's facing serious charges after allegedly shooting an officer. police dash cam shows the officer approaching a pickup truck when shots are heard. officer brian sutherland was hit in the leg. a good samaritan stopped to help before other officers got to the scene. sutherland is said to be okay. the suspect was arrested a day after the shooting incident. and police and school officials in north carolina are
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reviewing video showing a male safety officer slamming a female student to the floor. witnesses say the girl in pink was trying to break up a flight between her sister and another girl. in the video you can see the officer grabs her, picks her up and throws her down. >> i would like to know what happened. it must have been pretty bad. obviously he could have restrained her in other ways. the video goes onto show the officer immediately pick up that girl and lead her away. he's now on paid administrative leave. the nine second video does not show what led up to or then followed that incident. and some electricians will be working hard today at the washington monument. >> that's because the lights at the monument went dark last night. the local utility company said there was no problem on it end. the national park service spokesperson says the outage was caused by an issue that controls the monument's lights.
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it's gone. efforts are underway to make sure the famous hollywood sign is never changed to read holly weed ever again. >> a prankster made the change on the morning of new year's. they will decide how security can be increased. >> i hope not. it's actually a beautiful hike to the hollywood sign. i hope they don't kit cut it off. we are kicking off the count down to a special day here at "world news now." our 25th anniversary straight ahead we're going to hear from the man who started it all.
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oh, yes. well, if you've been watching the show forever you know that music, the origin "world news now" theme. it likely triggers a lot of memories of insomnia. before facebook, wi-fi, twitter and back when there were maybe only two star bucks locations. >> the show is that old. as we count down to friday's 25th anniversary of "world news now," we'll let the creator tell us the story. and hello from new york. >> this is the premier broadcast of aabc's "world news now." >> it was unimaginable this program would last two years, not ten or fifteen or 25. we should have all been fired immediately, but at some point
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in probably 1991 middle, there was a pledge to the affiliates that abc news was going to do an overnight news program and the only thing said was it will be in half hour increments. >> all that coming up in this half hour, but we begin with the news. >> and there will be news, weather and sports in every half hour. that was the extent of detail. he would describe it like we were lent the family ferrari, and the only thing was don't crash it. you can skracratch it, but don' crash it. there was amazing chemistry. they had a real antagonism. they didn't want each other to fail, but they wanted to see how far they could get it. >> why don't you talk for a moment while i'm dying here. >> and together they were magic. they were spectacular. >> that's the news for this half hour. more serious, please. that's the news for this half
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hour. >> a great graphics department. one of the keys was the graphics department. and so i'd come up with a crazy idea. i want a cardboard cutout of lisa, and wendy would go make it. >> hello, from new york. lisa is off toasting the town. >> it turned out that when they were off, the best fill in was the cardboard cutout. you do a dead pan, give a look. thank you lisa or hey, aaron, but it was part of the attitude of the program. >> aaron brown is off this morning. >> it was really every day. there were hundreds of moments that had either been set up -- >> this, by the way, is a pancake. this is yours. >> thank you. >> by some crazy idea or were spon stain yus. there are dozens of moments from the bug. >> someday all companies will insert their logo on the screen, but we like to think we're trend
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setters. >> i especially like the hand, the hair. >> sports in a strange way. >> we'll do the rest of this segment without the technology available to us. it should speed things up. we'll see. here we go. perfect. roll the film please, if it is back from the lab. thank you very much. >> it was probably the most fun group of people individually and as a group. i think they'd ever had. over the years the handoff of anchors has happened really well. >> hi, everybody. this isn't a cutout. i got the job. >> but there is a -- sort of a brotherhood of a connection between people who have anchored the program. >> it was an honor. you are the big brother i never had. it was such a wonderful -- i guess i have two. but it was great with you also. >> the anchor chemistry has
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always been interesting and important. >> at lot of times when you watch the news there's a manufactured relationship between the guy and the lady, and nothing would be further from the truth. >> the program has changed over the years both in format and in personalities, but the anchor succession series has been another part of the reason that it's lasted. and people who have done the program go onto really interesting things. to this day, there is still some of the dna in the program. it's different for a lot of reasons. television is different. but the dna is still there. >> what a contrast. with the big computer screens everywhere. >> it's amazing. but it feels like there's so much weight on our shoulders. >> i know. we're carrying quite a torch. >> when it premiers so many years ago it was called
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irreverent. can you believe that? >> i can. >> and that's the news for this half hour. >> from new york. cines' wearing off. i'm dragging. yeah, that stuff only lasts a few hours. or, take mucinex. one pill fights congestion for 12 hours. no thank you very much, she's gonna stick with the short-term stuff. 12 hours? guess i won't be seeing you for a while. is that a bisque? i just lost my appetite. why take medicines that only last 4 hours, when just one mucinex lasts 12 hours? start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this.
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...lysol that. all right. we'll start this mix with something that apparently all the kids are doing called dabbing. i read what it's about. it's apparently you press against something lightly with a piece of absorbant material in order to clean or dry it. i guess it happened on capitol hill yesterday. >> it's a dance move. >> wait? >> the dab? >> it has nothing -- >> cam newton does it all the time. you know, dab? >> okay. apparently there was a kid that was not trying to dry anything on capitol hill. he was trying to do this dance move if you can call it a dance move. he's the son of a congressman. it was during the swearing in ceremony. paul ryan had no idea what he was doing either. the son of a representative
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roger marshal started doing the dab. listen to the moment here. >> you all right? you going to sneeze, is that it? >> yeah. >> are you going to sneeze? >> that's what it comes down to. >> he tweeted a little bit later on. he said just finished swearing in photos. nearly 300 members. countless cute kids. still don't know what dabbing is, though. and the congressman tweeted himself. a republican from kansas who says just so you know, speaker ryan, he's grounded. >> by the way -- >> uh-oh. >> it was a great move. >> have some respect. >> great move. now i know what it is. >> how are your ice skating skills? >> great. >> then you're doing better than mitsubishi, this bear mascot. in minnesota, they brought him
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out for the promotion on the ice. it didn't go so well for the bear. they tried so many takes of this commercial. he got it? >> did he get it? >> oh, no, he did not. >> he finally -- >> oh. >> he couldn't get a single good take. this last time he falls on his face and it seems like he can't even get up. >> there were similar scenes that took place all across the country after that huge game between penn state and usc. it came down to the final seconds. some penn state fans weren't happy with the way the rose bowl ended. take a look at some reaction. that dude. >> they could have used him on defense. >> that was the sort of tackle that would have been perfect for the end of that game. >> let's say he didn't take the 52-49 loss great. >> but he helped take down the ornaments. >> it is about that
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this morning on "world news now," the president-elect standing firm against the intelligence community tweeting overnight that a briefing about russian hacking has been moved. calling it strange. hear what intelligence officials are saying. and emergency crews responding to the scene of a massive explosion outside kansas city. a business went up in flames and some witnesses say they felt the some witnesses say they felt the blast 13 miles away. and janet jackson is a first time mom at 50. >> a sweet baby boy. we have the full story ahead and his unique name. and with the help of another jackson, we are stepping back to 1992 when "world news now" began, black or white topped the chart. gas was a buck a gallon, and the news was finally on in the
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middle of the night. >> woo hoo. >> ain't no black or white about it. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> do you remember this video? >> the video was absolutely amazing. it was as trail blazing as "world news now." >> yes. that's what people are sitting around saying that they're comparing the two and how memorable it is. >> little known fact. michael got the idea for the video from watching "world news now" 25 years ago. >> you're welcome. >> you're welcome, mj. all right. we'll get into that celebration later on but we'll get into the controversy. president-elect donald trump ready to take questions from reporters in a formal setting for the first time since the election. >> he announced he'll hold a news conference on january 11th. he said his intelligence briefing on hacking had been delayed until friday and suggested officials need more time to build a case, but
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sources say the briefing had always been scheduled for friday. donald trump continues to doubt the hack was russia. the wikileaks founder is saying the e-mails stolen came from another source. >> we have said repeatedly over the last two months that our source is not the russian government, and it is not state party. he denied ever speaking to vladimir putin, trump, or any of their surrogates, but they say russian operatives used a middle man to cover their tracks. and the president-elect weighed in on republican plans to gut the office of congressional ethics adding to the pressure they were facing from constituents, and it didn't take long for lawmakers to do an about face. >> reporter: a new year, a new congress. >> you are all now members of the 115th congress.
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>> reporter: house speaker paul ryan securing the votes to keep his position in the new term. >> this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. the people have given us unified government. >> reporter: it's off to a rocky start. house republicans taking a vote late at night behind closed doors to strip power from the office of congressional ethics. >> the headlines were like we weakened ethics. that's never a good headline. >> reporter: after less than 24 hours and one tweet from the president-elect, they changed course. trump's tweet said as unfair as the ethics watchdog may be, they should go focus on health care. was the president-elect opposed to gutting the ethics watchdog or just the timing? >> i'll let the president-elect's team explain what he was intending to communicate in his tweet. >> reporter: now promising to make good on president-elect's promises.
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>> we'll look forward to legislation that will give us the tools to roll back the avalanche of red tape and regulation that have been stifling american jobs. >> reporter: mike pence and president obama will talk with their parties about the fate of the president's health care law on wednesday. thank you. we're getting a clearer picture of who will be joining donald trump for his inauguration. bill clinton and hillary clinton plan to attend which would put her on the same platform of trump two months after their bruising campaign. george w. bush will be there along with laura bush. the head of the naacp is among those locked up after a day long protest. demonstrators were handcuffed. all were released late tuesday night. naacp president has questioned both the civil and voting rights
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records of the attorney general nominee. a spokesperson says sessions dedicated his career to upholding the rule of the law. and the sentencing phase begins today for dylann roof. he's representing himself as he tried to avoid the death penalty. the same jury that convicted him will now decide his fate. firefighters arriving at a blaze in kansas city were confronted by a massive explosion. they believe it was ammunition inside this lawn care business and some smaller explosions continued after that. the first blast was so strong it blew out windows in dozens of nearby apartments and houses. it's believed there are no injuries or deaths at this time. firefighters say they won't try to enter the building until daybreak. powerful storms in california. at least three storms are expected to hit the area this
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week all with significant rainfall. and meanwhile they are cleaning up after heavy rain and wind brought by strong storms to the gulf coast. roads like this one in jackson, alabama, about 60 miles north of mobile washed away. other roads are under water and impassable. as much as 4 to 10 inches of rain fell on the region. coming up the frightening video of a two-year-old in his bedroom with a dresser toppled on top of him. see what his twin brother did next in an amazing show of strength. what their mom is saying now. and we're counting down to the 25th anniversary of "world news now." and looking back at some of the biggest stories in our show's history. you're watching "world news now."
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take a look at this armed standoff on a texas highway. the guy in the pickup truck was wanted for two robberies an hour outside dallas. police chased him through three counties but then he got out of the truck and started shooting. eventually s.w.a.t. teams surrounded the truck. four officers move in and take the man down. and no one was hurt. >> dramatic scene caught on tape. and authorities in new england are warning the public about an escaped prison inmate. 35-year-old james morales escaped from a privately run prison in rhode island by cutting through a fence and climbing through a razor wire. he faces charges for the sexual assault of a child and stealing weapons from an army reserve center. the last known sign for him was monday where he was looking for
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an ex-girlfriend in massachusetts. and charles manson is still alive. there were reports that the 82-year-old manson has been hospitalized. about 60 miles from the prison where he's been held for decades. he orchestrated seven murders in 1969. a warning for all parents of small children. a potential danger in their homes. it stems from this terrifying moment caught on camera as a dresser topples over onto two-year-old twin brothers. one of them gets stuck under the dresser, but his brother comes to his rescue, and their mother is now sounding an urgent call to all parents about anchoring unstable furniture. >> it will take five to ten minutes. bolt your dressers and bookshelves down and do it today. two-year-old brock was trapped under that dresser but amazingly with the help of his brother, he manages to wiggle out completely unscathed.
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>> good heads up move on his brother's part. >> you see his brother try several ways to push the dresser. >> it was an empty dresser at the time. a couple months of rest and relaxation worked for a large manatee in florida. the 950 pound female was set in the wild. >> she was rescued last year. she was trapped in a storm drain, since then she's been having a restful break at sea world, and now she's back in the wild where she belongs. >> swim free. when we come back -- 25 years of "world news now." >> we are looking back at some of the biggest stories we've ever covered. you don't want to miss this. "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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welcome back. you're watching "world news now." >> that was dan rather introducing the show. >> what? >> that's right. he knew about "world news now" in those days even earlier than some people at our own company. >> like what's "world news now". >> the show is about personality and polka and "the skinny" and the london bus count. we never waiver from our commitment to cover the news. here's how we've covered some of the biggest stories over the past quarter century.
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>> president bush is up and around and feeling a little bit better. this is the first good look we've had of him since he collapsed last night at the state dinner in toke crow. >> democrats opened their convention here tonight. and hello from new york. this is election night. >> in the news at this hour it is now president-elect bill clinton after a stunning electoral victory in states that haven't gone for a democrat in a good long time in the 30-year political year of george bush is now over. welcome. president clinton won a second term by a bigger margin than his first. he beat bob dole. >> the story this morning is one of horror in the nation's heartland. the grueling search goes on in what's left of the federal building. rescue workers say they are
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having to crawl over corpses to look for the living. o.j. is spending a night at home in frieden freedom for the first time in almost 16 months. >> the world mourns the death of princess diana. many in britain and around the world are overcome by grief. bloody and horrifying day in colorado. >> more than 20 students and teachers were killed by students who killed themselves. >> they have given up hope of finding the kennedys. >> this morning john kennedy junior and his wife are presumed dead. it is thursday morning, and after seven months in the united states, elian gonzalez goes home. his return to cuba marks the end of a bitter international custody battle. the new president-elect urges unity as a divisive election ends. >> our nation must rise above a house divided. >> it's monday morning in
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daytona's last lap claimed a nascar legend. he's one of the greats in auto racing history. >> this is abc's continuing live coverage of the terrorist attack on the united states. at this hour emergency crews are still sifting through the tons of rubble looking for victims of the world trade center attack and as the rescue efforts here continue around the clock, so does the search for who did this. we begin at ground zero where we are near the site of the world trade center. >> people were lined up staring down where the towers used to be. fellow citizens, at this hour american coalition forces are in the early stages of military operations to disarm iraq, and to defend the world from grave danger. >> we begin with the war y. the first air strike was in a predawn attack.
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>> good morning from new york. a funeral later this week is expected to draw the biggest number of heads of states to the vatican. >> the water level has stopped rising. that's little consolation for those who have lost everything. >> the evacuations continue in new orleans this morning. >> so much uncertainty there right now. >> we begin with breaking news. a continental express plane slams into a house in upstate new york and bursts into flames. there are at least four dozen deaths. >> we begin this morning with the developing story from west virginia. a coal mine explosion has killed at least 25 workers. >> mine safety officials say it appears that methane gas caused the explosion. >> hello, everyone, our top story this morning is the crash of twa flight 800 shortly after it took off from john f kennedy airport in new york. >> america has spoken.
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>> barack obama is now president-elect of the united states. >> the street in front of the white house there has been an extraordinary scene. thousands of supporters celebrating the victory. >> incredible footage. an earthquake rocked japan. we're watching the tsunamis. >> homes and buildings literally being washed away. >> the mission to kill bin laden was carried out by navy s.e.a.l.s. >> this morning on a special edition of "world news now," tragedy at sandy hook. >> we'll take you live to connecticut in a moment where the president privately visited families in grief and called for action. >> sandy made land fall near atlantic city, new jersey. the storm bringing sustained winds of 85 miles per hour. but the damage started well before that. terror at the boston
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marathon. twin explosions shatters celebration turning a day of joy into a deadly nightmare. >> we've learned that one of the three victims of the explosion was an eight-year-old boy. we begin this half hour with details on edward's snowden's international flight for freedom. >> same-sex marriages in california are expected to start next month and thousands gathered in greenwich village to mark this historic occasion. >> the search for the jet is causing frustration and grief but not a single piece of evidence as to what may have happened. >> terror attack, new details about the gunman accused of opening fire in a paris newspaper office in the deadliest siege in france in years. we have extensive coverage. now officer charged, shocking video as a white police officer opens fire on a black man fatally shooting him in the back as he ran away. this morning on "world news now" complete coverage of the
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attacks on paris. >> it's a city in grief so deep. it's difficult to describe. we'll hear about those killed in the terror attacks. >> developments unfolding quickly from the southern california shooting rampage. breaking news this morning on "world news now." anger in america over the election results. >> protesters from coast to coast have been marching against president-elect donald trump. >> an awkward meeting awaits today with the current white house resident. amazing to see some of the old stories, especially watching the coverage of 9/11. >> it's chilling and interesting to look back and realize so much happens in the middle of the night. >> and that's the thing. we love to have fun on this show, but at our core, we are here to bring you the news stories, and so many times we're bringing you that information as we are getting it. >> and we're bringing you some of the biggest tragedies this country has seen. you can understand if every occasional time we'll dance. just a balance.
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start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. ♪ ♪ ♪ we are starting "the skinny" with some big, big baby news for janet jackson. >> she's given birth to her first child at age 50 as she and her billionaire husband welcome their baby boy eissa al mana. >> he's the first child for jackson, and her husband who got married in a secret ceremony in 2012. a spokesperson tells people magazine she has a stress free healthy delivery and is resting comfortably. >> how do you have a stress free delivery? >> that's when you ask for a whole lot of the drugs. maybe. >> maybe that way. but big congratulations to them. she had cancelled her tour saying they were making plans for a family. lots of people weren't sure what that meant. a lot of excitement surrounding
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her pregnancy announcement, and now there he is, a baby boy. >> she's been wanting a kid for some time. >> to the other pop diva making headlines. >> mariah carey speaking out. since her new year's eve meltdown with dick clark's rocking eve with ryan seacrest. >> she tells entertainment weekly she worked with dick clark himself early in her career and he would be mortified about this as she was about the technical problem. >> she went onto say this will not deter her from being another live event in the future, but it will make her less trusting of using anyone outside of her own team. >> all right. >> and speaking of live events, we're getting a word of who will be headlining one of the biggest music events of the year. >> drum roll. ♪ >> got the hot sauce in the bag. >> queen b herself has been
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unveiled as one of the headlining acts at coachella. >> she's not alone. radio head will be uplifting fans as they perform on the top spot on both fridays of the festival. >> they have some uplifting songs. >> they do. we love radio head. >> we just can't think of them. and rounding out the festivals, kendrick lamar. >> different tones on friday and sunday. >> i love them all. >> i do love them all. >> that's what's great about coachella. >> it's a big deal that beyonce is going to be there. she was one of the biggest concert acts of 2016. ♪ this is "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades. this is "world news now" this is "world news now" informing insomniacs for two e :
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making news in america this morning -- donald trump is taking more jabs at the intelligence community. he's passing judgment about the russian involvement in the election-related hacking. we're live in washington. arctic air slowly moving across the country. negative 30 in some locations. and storms moving in off the pacific coast. as the south cleans up from deadly weather. an officer on leave this morning, after a video surfaced of him slamming a student to the ground. and look up. dangling above the slopes, a young skier stuck on the chair lift. he's explaining how all of that happened.

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