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vaporize. they did get the record. it is to kick off the city's shopping festival. researchers has suggested that kids that lie are actually pretty intelligent. this little girl was busted eating chocolate. her dad is asking her in portuguese, did you eat the chocolate? in her defense, qie clearly, it doesn't exactly look like she ate any of the chocolate. she merely just smeared it all over her body. >> look at that face.
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it's even sweeter covered in chocolate. nks. >> once she realizes that denying she ate the chok atlanta -- chocolate isn't working she ups the ante. >> she says i'm going to tell mom you hit me. >> this is a little more than lying. she discovered something that is not good at an early age. >> the art of manipulation. >> blackmail. >> now, over to little thaddeus over here, who is about to eat baby cereal for the very first time. now, it's been mixed in with mommy's breast milk. will he like it? this is by far the worst kid this thing has ever tasted. little thaddeus spits it out. he's rejecting this. this is not something he wants. he's going to have none of it. >> you don't like it? oh. >> it's okay.
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>> reporter: an officer responding to a car crash on the highway ambushed by an armed suspect. blind sided in the pitch dark in the early morning. the man who saved his life. >> it's a civilian. >> reporter: a civilian driving past with his wife on this remote part of i-10. >> i don't know that my trooper would be alive today without his asis stance. >> reporter: the officer was responding to a call when he came across an overturned vehicle. he began to secure the area around the crash when suddenly the suspect attacks him. shooting the officer at least once in the chest before then leaping on top of him. >> the suspect is getting the better of the trooper and is on top of him and striking the trooper's head on the pavement. >> reporter: the civilian driving past pulls over. the officer calls for help and the man draws his personal gun. he picks up the police radio to call for help after shooting the suspect. >> if our worst hour we may need your help. this was today.
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thank you for the support and thank you it was trust. >> reporter: the officer is expected to recover. the woman in the car accident has passed away. authorities are looking into what possible motive the suspect could have had. they're also questioning the civilian who stepped in about exactly what happened. coming up, the investigation into backpage.com. >> the new evidence unearthed by senate investigation into the sex trafficking of underage girls. you're watching "world news now." "world news now"
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a major new development in the investigation this morning of backpage.com accused of enabling the trafficking of underage girls. >> for more than a year our
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nightline investigation has been on this case and now this week the senate has found shocking evidence. >> reporter: how are you doing? >> reporter: for parents tom and nicole, this is a long awaited day of reckoning. they've come to the capitol for a major hear snchlgt. >> it's time to accept sex trafficking has entered the digital age. >> reporter: targeting backpage.com. >> it's a 60 $0 million company built on selling sex and importantly selling it with children. >> reporter: the company's suited executives for the first time forced to stand and listen to a damming indictment on a national stage. >> those children were still sold. they just tried to sanitize it. that, ladies and gentlemen, is the definition of evil. simply evil.
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>> when i grow up, i'd like to be a doctor. >> reporter: a few short years after that video was taken tom and nicole's then 15-year-old daughter who we'll call natalie would be sold for sex on backpage.com. it's a basic classified ad site with racy adult sections. legal services that law enforcement called thinly veiled code for prostitution. in the past many filed lawsuits saying they facility prostitution. a law has protected the site. >>. the most important part of the act is it protects freedom of speech on the internet. if you have someone selling a stolen car on your website and you don't know that the car is stolen, you are now not responsible for the selling of a stolen vehicle. >> you're not liable for what's on your site. is that one way to interpret it? >> you really aren't necessarily liable for the postings of other
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people. >> reporter: and so the dallas based company flourished worth an estimated $500 million while the ceo and other back page people have remained out of the public eye. a year of investigating the controversial website backpage.com led us to the capitol. >> there was a staff report that shows it's been deeply come police it in online sex trafficking. >> this is not about curbing first amendment rights. >> reporter: they found they weren't just hosting ads. it was erasing words to hide underage trafficking. >> a back page moderator stated any time we saw the young word we were to edit it out. >> reporter: the site would remove words like little girl, perhaps most shockingly, amber alert from adult ads and allow them to be posted to the site anyway. on the witness stand, top officers all declining to
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testify. just hours before the hearing back page shut down the entire adult services section. replacing the pages with a banner saying the government has unconstitutionally censored this content. >> reporter: some anti-trafficking group said it was a critical tool depended on america's vice detectives to locate and recover missing children. the electronic frontier foundation says the invasive burdensome inquiry into the the editorial practices creates an intense chilling effect for any website operator seeking to define their own moderation procedures for the third party content they host. just as quickly as back page's adult section was shut down, we found similar ads on other parts of the site, like on the men seeking women dating pages. back page is truly a global empire. according to senate report, it
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operates in 97 countries and 943 locations worldwide. as far as what the future holds, the senate sub committee is considering referring this case to the department of justice. there's a new criminal case against back page citing new evidence. back page said fight the charges. >> reporter: this is not a fight the parents chose. but they're determined to win for other little girls then a their dreams. >> there's nothing really that i'm not looking forward to. certainly hard to see those young girls. >> yeah. >> and the position they've been put in. knowingly, really. >> this has been a passion product for our reporter who as she mentioned traveled all over the world to try to track down this ceo. she was pointing out on twitter just being there in the room at the senate hearing with him after chasing him around the world and chasing those folks around the world was so chilling
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for her at that point. >> i can imagine. >> great work. ugh, it's only lunchtime and my cold medicines' 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.
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insomniac theater time. it is friday the 13th. there is one scary movie this weekend. there are plenty of other choices opening this weekend. >> i saw the trailer for bye bye man. no thank you for me. >> frightening. >> this morning we start with "silence". it's about two christian missionaries in japan where they were being crucified. >> it seems to me our mission here is more urgent than ever. we must go find father farera. >> this is in your hearts in both of you? and i must trust.
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the moment you set foot in that country, you step into high danger. >> it looks like a powerful film. it's scoring high marks with rotten tomatoes. 84 % fresh score. one writes though gorgeous it's long, frequently boring and whoafully unengaging at some of its most critical moments. not a favorable review there. but another says here is a movie about the importance of religion that will move you regardless of whatever god you worship or don't. >> it sounds like a feel good movie, doesn't it? no. up next, "patriots day". it recreates the bombing in boston and the man hunt and the behind the scenes chaos. the decision making that took place and fighting along law enforcement.
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>> you have a lot of people talking but they're talking about the wrong people. you released the photos of our guys, sit back and listen, trust me. start letting boston work for us. i'm telling you. >> i understand boston, but i can't just snap my fingers. this decision goes up to the attorney general. >> i'll call him right now. this is my city, rick. release the pictures. >> a certified fresh rating, patriots day is catching flak from those who say wahlberwahlb character never existed. one says the film is most f fascinating when it shows the confusion after the bombing and the pileup of differing opinions and clashing egos. maybe "bye bye man" will be the ticket for the weekend. >> i don't know. i'm not going. that's the news for this by peggy lee playing ]
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this morning the fbi fbi being investigated. >> at issue james comey's handling of hillary clinton's e-mails. a public letter days before the election. what could come of that probe. the president-elect's top cabinet picks breaking rank with trump over key issues and sending mixed messages about russian relations in the future. this is a mishap on tv. gives the appearance of a russian takeover. the details ahead. then the prisurprise at the white house. president obama days away from bidding a final farewell pulled a fast one on the president. what he did that brought bide ton tears.
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and size was matter when it comes to your coffee. if you ever noticed your cup of joe tastes differently depending on the mug size, you're not crazy. we have science to back it up. it is friday the 13th. no need to be scared on this january 13th, 2017. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> are you frightened? >> not too scared. >> 13 can be a lucky number. i'm not too worried. >> i meant being here. >> this is daunting sitting next to you. >> you know, the honor is all mine. i'm kidding, but we want to give a warm welcome to erielle. >> i feel honored. no so much. the slow clap. >> that means we like you. even from tony who will be spending time with us when diane does weekend news and gma. have you gotten to know where the coffee is?
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where david muir hides wiz candy jar? >> i haven't gotten the special secrets about the candy, but i know where the coffee is located. that's important this time of morning. but let's get to this. >> exactly. just hit up diane and my office for the bourbon. >> and we have a story later about some interesting coffee choices that have to do with bourbon. we begin this half hour with the fbi under investigation. the justice department's inspector general is reviewing the handling of hillary clinton's e-mails. >> did james comey stray from long standing department policy by announcing days before the election that they were looking into new e-mails and earlier when heed a madmonished clinton at a news conference. >> some say it cost clinton the election. we get more from pier thomas. >> reporter: james comey under intense new scrutiny. a new investigation asking the
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critical question, did comey's actions in the clinton e-mail probe violate justice department policies and protocol. something critics maintained severely hurt clinton's chance at the presidencpresidency. 11 days before the election the clinton team learned upon landing that james comey had just publicly reigniting the e-mail investigation. >> secretary clinton, any reaction to the fbi investigation? >> i need to open with a very critical breaking news announcement. they have discovered new e-mails. >> reporter: the department of justice pants to know whether comey's public move was appropriate. comey announcing two days before the election there was nothing there. critics argue the damage was done. >> you may have heard about a letter that the fbi director sent out yesterday. it's pretty strange to put something like that out with
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such little information right before an election. >> reporter: were the actions fair so close to the election? >> the department policy has been you don't do it close to an election. you don't want anybody to think the department is acting to influence an election. >> reporter: also under scrutiny the rare decision in july to hold a press conference to announce charges would not be filed against clinton even as he spent 15 minutes laying out the case criticizing her. >> they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information. >> reporter: but then saying. >> no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case. >> rarely does a prosecutor go into length like he did. >> reporter: comey said he made tough decisions while wrestling for the need for transparency. the clinton team says the move 11 days before the election was devastating? >> if the election was held ten days earlier prior to the letter, hillary clinton would be the 45th president of the united
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states. >> reporter: and just this week comey was asked if the fbi's investigating whether president-elect's team had any contact with the russians during the campaign. >> i would never comment on investigations whether we have one or not in an open forum like this. >> reporter: he was pressed again. >> you didn't say if there's investigation underway. >> correct. especially in a public forum, we never confirm or deny a pending investigation. >> the irony of your making that statement here, i cannot avoid. >> reporter: was there a double standard? was protocol ignored? the inspector general signaling their investigate. >> were you comfortable in your role in the election? >> reporter: he said he'll cooperate and has not to hide and he wants to be transparent. joe biden confirmed he was briefed about the allegations that russia compromised president-elect donald trump.
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biden said intelligence officials told them they didn't know if the claims were true or not. however, they were concerned the information might become public and catch them off guard. biden also cite siriticized tru criticizing the intelligence agency. two people at odds with president-elect when it comes to vladimir putin and his country. trump's pick for defense secretary retired general james mattis minced no words saying that russia is the nation's number one security threat. mattis took particular aim at russian president vladimir putin accusing him of trying to break up nato and unlike mr. trump, mattis said his expectations for cooperation with russia are modest at best. >> i'm all for engagement, but we also have to recognize reality and what russia is up to. there's a decreasing number of areas where we can engage cooperatively and an increasing number of areas where we're going to have to confront
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russia. >> and despite trump's skepticism that russian hacking interfered with the election, mike pompeo did not hesitate. he told lawmakers that the hacking was an aggressive action taking by senior leadership inside russia. >> it's pretty clear about what took place, about russian involvement in efforts to hack information and to have an impact on american democracy. >> one more note about defense secretary nominee, the armed services committee in the house and the full senate voted to give mattis a one time exception from the law that prevents former military members from serving as defense secretary unless they've been out of uniform for at least seven years. mattis retired in 2013, less than four years ago. so this was interesting yesterday. did you see this? a lot of people on social media talking about this. >> creepy. >> yeah, and conspiracy theories are alive at an online broadcast was interrupted by the russian
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government's own tv network. that's a conspiracy theory. take a look. >> see what you think about this. a representative was on the floor of the house talking about the securities and exchange commission when the rt programming broke in. there it is. for about ten minutes. c-span is now investigating but says the problem was likely a glitch in routing. >> here's why people are thinking this is a conspiracy. just a few hours a power outage forced a delay in the senate confirmation hearing for mike pompeo to head the cia as he was answering a question about russia and the hacking. >> a lot of talk about russian hacking. it's permeating all the newscasts and c-span. dr. ben carson also spent time on capitol hill defending his credentials to serve as the housing secretary. >> democrats hammered him about his ability to majority the budget of nearly $49 million.
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then during an exchange with a ranking member this happened. . >> i wanted to thank you. >> you remind me of columbo. >> i've heard that. >> reporter: nearly everybody in the room was in stitches. nakding senator brown who said he's heard it before. >> looking at ben carson laughing at it is funny. >> here's a look at the two side by side. they show a resemblance. senator brown. what do you think? do they look alike? >> they kind of do. the senator did not turn around and go oh, and another thing. then it would have been a full impersonation. >> it's pretty nice to see levity or a little bit of a light moment. the confirmation hearings are serious. >> coming up the ultimate buddy
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surprise. >> you president obama pulled it up surprising his best bud, joe biden with the nation's highest civilian honor. not a lot of dry eyes in the house as the two were swept up in this emotional moment. >> and the clever invention all just to save a quick buck. but after getting charged with a felony, was it really worth it? i don't know. remember to find us on facebook at wnnfans.com and twitter. you won't see these folks at the post office. they have businesses to run. they have passions to pursue. how do they avoid trips to the post office? stamps.com mail letters, ship packages, all the services of the post office right on your computer. get a 4 week trial, plus $100 in extras including postage and a digital scale. go to stamps.com/tv and never go to the post office again.
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syria is accusing israel of a rocket attack. the syrians say the barrage is the third by the israelis in the past month. so far no reports of any casualties. israel has not commented on any of the incidents. syria has accused the israelis of helping rebel groups fight bashar al assad's government. in maryland an intense invest underway into a deadly house fire that killed six children in baltimore. >> the children's mother is katie malone, a special assistant to a congressman. she had three of her children who escaped with her. >> but malone and two of her sons are hospitalized in critical condition. >> reporter: a maryland home burned to intensely neighbors are in shock grateful for the four members pulled to safety but in disbelief, six children
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not saved. >> you know, you see something like this so close. >> it was devastating. i hope they're not in that house and they're somewhere safe. >> reporter: her hopes were later dashed with six siblings killed trapped nads. >> it's hard to say if they were trying to escape. >> reporter: by the time crews arrived the house fire in baltimore reached two alarms and one of the children had already sprung into action. >> she rescued her two siblings and brought them out with her, the eight-year-old. >> reporter: the smoke swwas se for miles. it was too dangerous for firefighters to get inside. >> we did all we could. >> reporter: now a go fund me page set up for the family preparing to bury six children.
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a parent's worst nightmare for sure. the leadership of fiat chrysler denying new wrong doings. the epa claiming the company failed the disclose software in cars with diesel engines that lets the vehicles emit more pollution than is allowed under the clean air act. the complaint covers 104,000 vehicles including newer models of jeep and dodge ram pickup. fiat chrysler could face more than $4 billion in fines if it's found liable. and takata could settle its case with the united states today. the inflaters are linked to about 16 deaths worldwide. in a deal with the government they would plead guilty and pay fines in kpenation. some of the money would go to victim's families. one driver in florida is in
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trouble for driving his through a toll booth. >> here's the problem. he was using a remote control device to cover up his license plate while going through the toll area. and an officer unfortunately, bad luck for him, was behind him. >> i like the license plate. that license plate cover was enough to get him arrested on felony charges. a toll he was trying to avoid, $1.25. >> that's one of the why didn't i think of that. probably because it's not legal. >> i like the idea. coming up. >> the growing outrage among football fans in san diego. the chargers have made it official. they are now an l.a. team. the billion reason behind the move and how chargers fans are expressing their anger. >> first, president obama pulls off one of his last major surprises at the white house. what he did that brought vice president joe biden to tear, but
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okay. i get where they were going. my homey calls tupac. >> barack obama leaves office in about a week. he had one more surprise. >> he did. what was initially billed as a farewell to biden turned into much more. here's david muir. >> ladies and gentlemen, the president and vice president of the united states. >> reporter: joe biden thinking he was there to join the president, the first family, his own family. a few days left together in the white house.
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>> the best vice president america has ever had, mr. joe biden. this also gives the internet one last chance to talk about our bromance. >> reporter: the president it seemed was simply recounting some of his favorite moments with the vice president who became his trusted friend. >> when the pope came joe let me talk to the holiness. every time he speaks he brings us wisdom from the nuns who taught him in grade school, but his mom and dad. >> reporter: not long after, the president with this. >> for the final time as president, i am pleased to award our nation's highest civilian honor to the presidential medal of freedom. >> reporter: the vice president grabbing his handkerchief.
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>> for the only oh time in my presidency i will bestow this with an additional level. i am proud to award this with distinction to my brother, joseph biden junior. >> reporter: the president doing the honors. >> i just hope that the asterson history that is attached to my name when they talk about this presidency is that i can say i was part of -- part of the journey of a remarkable man who did remarkable things for this country. and, mr. president, i -- i -- i'm indebted tow you.
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i'm indebted to your friendship. >> thank you to david muir. we'll be right back. 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. and my cold medicines' ugh, iwearing off.chtime 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.
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back with the mix. apparently depending on what size mug you have for your coffee, you need it for your first day here. it kind of screws with your mentality on how your coffee tastes. there's a new study that's going to be published in march of this year. they studied some 300 volunteers and it says for people who have a shorter narrow cup, they think their coffee is more bitter. but people with a wider diameter like this one, they think their coffee is sweeter. >> it's kind of like wine. you have to serve wine in different glasses so it tastes differently. >> is that mind over matter or reality? apparently that's the case. do you have a coffee thing? >> what's reality is i need coffee every morning. >> you're not a coffee drinker
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but you like jack danielles. >> we know that jack daniels is creating an aroma infused coffee bean that's made for you. you can drink coffee that takes like jack daniels. there's no alcohol. >> what's the point? >> it has the essence. >> what's the point of the essence if there's no alcohol in it? >> some people like the taste of jack daniels. >> no. >> okay. ♪ politics and foreign wars all the weather all the scores ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ if you're an insomniac and a good night sleep you lack do 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 ♪
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this morning on "world news now," tables turned after his investigation of hillary clinton's e-mails the fbi director is under the microsoft for the clinton probe that some believe derailed her campaign. new details in the new investigation. and the suspected source of the leak of classified information seen in surveillance video. the british spy at the middle of the debate. and new this half hour. >> go to l.a. have a good time. take your family and get out of my city. >> oh, boy. how san diego chargers fans are showing their outrage after the team makes it official leaving their home of 56 years. >> i don't blame them. and salena gomez makes a steamy comeback on instagram.
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we'll have the full story ahead in "the skinny." we kill you with kindness on this january 13th. this is "world news now." i think salena gomez has grown up. >> i would say so. >> good friday morning. i'm kendis gibson. we welcome -- >> erielle. >> thank you for being here with us. i didn't forget your name. >> i didn't know if that was an fill in the bank situation. >> no thank you for being here with us on this friday. >> friday the 13th. >> it is creepy friday but also busy in the news. >> we begin this half with the internal investigation underway at the justice department. >> the inspector general is looking at how james comey handled the hillary clinton e-mail investigation. the review is trying to decide if comey violated protocol. in july he held a press conference to announce no
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charges will be filed against clinton but blasted her actions as extremely careless. >> days before the election he announced in a letter to congress he was reopening the case later saying nothing was found. on capitol hill comey invoked protocol. when asked about an unrelated case. >> i would never comment on investigations whether we have one or not in an open forum like this. i can't answer it one way or another. >> the irony of you making that statement here, i cannot avoid. >> clinton supporters insist the actions influenced the vote. her former campaign press secretary saying if the election were held before comey's letter, hillary clinton would be the 45th president of the united states. the former intelligence agent who gathered uncorroborated allegations against president-elect donald trump is reportedly now in hiding. >> trump slammed the reports that he was compromised by russia. calling them fake news. now joe biden is weighing in acknowledging that he and
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president obama were told about the allegations. brian ross on the case. >> reporter: the former british spy at the center of the trump allegations is identified by the bbc as this impeccably dressed man. in a video posted by a british debate society. christopher steel who colleagues tell abc news has gone into hiding. in washington the vice president confirmed that he and the president were briefed by intelligence officials. >> we feel obliged to tell you, mr. president, because you may hear about it. we can't say it is or isn't true. >> reporter: the russians and trump have denounced the allegations as false including the unverified claim that trump was secretly recorded when he visited moscow. trump says he knows better than to let that happen. >> in those rooms you have cameras in the strangest places. cameras so small with modern technology you can't see them and you won't know. >> reporter: but spies for the
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former kgb are famous for that kind of blackmail tactic against foreign visitors. u.s. officials say the russians posted this video of an american diplomat with an alleged prostitute complete with background music after the agent refused to become a double agent. >> the cold war ended but the russian intelligence operations in hotels in moscow targeted against americans has never stopped. >> reporter: not to mention hacking computers and bugging phones. three years ago the russians intercepted the very undiplomatic phone conversation of a top american diplomat, victoria newman and posted it online. >> [ bleep ] the eu. >> reporter: trump said the russians have nothing on them and he's prepared to get tough with vladimir putin if needed. >> do you honestly believe that hillary would be tougher on putin than me? does anybody in this room really believe that? give me a break. >> reporter: but u.s. officials
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believe it. saying they think putin ordered the hacking of the democratic party in part because he feared clinton would be tougher to deal with than trump. as for that former british spy, u.s. authorities tell us he's considered a reliable and trusted source who has helped in past fbi investigations involving both the kremlin and russian organized crime. brian ross, abc news, new york. and one more note from the doj. the department of justice is set to announce the findings from a civil rights investigation into the chicago police department. the attorney general will be in chicago today to deliver that report which concludes the police department has routinely violated the rights of civilians for years. chicago's mayor wants to read the report before making changes. a passenger jet under investigation this morning in northern california. it happened on board on alaska airlines flight from seattle to san jose. officials in san jose were
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alerted to some sort of concern on board. we're told a number of passengers were taken to the hospital. no word on their conditions. and oklahoma is under a state of emergency this morning as the state braces for what could be a debilitating a storm. >> officials are preparing for widespread power outages. more than 100 generators throughout the state. some people could be without electricity for two days. a freezing advisory. for freezing rain is in effect. most of oklahoma along with four other states under a winter storm watch. >> we get ice but not too bad this time of year. the ice is to continue into sunday as much as an inch of ice. that could be dangerous leading to treacherous conditions on the roadways. there is a less expensive version of the epipen.
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cvs is selling it. the generic version costs $110. that compares to the price tag of more than $600 for mylan's epipen. the new version is months after congress blasted mylan for boosting the prices of that life saving product. the world's largest online retailer is increasing its staff. amazon announced plans to add 100,000 jobs in the u.s. and the staff positions will increase amazon's american work force by over 50% in the next 18 months to more than 280,000. the move is an effort to bring goods closer to customers. amazon has not said where most of the hiring will take place. now to a driver who took the term drive through a little bit too far. >> here's the video from the moment a woman drove through the front window of a t mobile store. police haven't said why she did that.
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police are speculating she may have just been angry with t mobile. there are other ways to handle your anger than driving through the store. >> those overcharges from when you go over your data will drive you mad. i'm not sure if it's that angry. >> coming up, salena gomez sizzling on and off instagram making news for her new man as she charges back onto social media with a steamy selfie. the los angeles rams hired the youngest head coach in modern nfl history. he could barely grow facial hair. how young is he? fairly old enough to drink. >> first a look at the forecast. "world news now" weather brought to you by buyleesa.com.
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it makes anything look epic. literally anything. >> enough. they >> reporter: it makes anything look epic. literally anything. >> enough. they get it. >> that's tom brady featured in intel's just released superbowl ad. we're already seeing super bowl ads. it's the first commercial released ahead of the big game. >> i think they meant to say tom brady makes anything look epic. fox is charging more than $5 million for a 30 second ad. word is 90% of the available ad slots have been sold. and tom brady is hoping to be a busy player as he wants to play
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on that day. >> he's hoping. and his wife hoping to be in the audience. tomorrow night the patriots host the texans. on sunday the steelers are in kansas city to play the chiefs. >> also on sunday the packers face the packers. -- the packers face the cowboys. amid all the playoff games one nfl team on the west coast is now igniting fresh outrage. >> the chargers have formally announced they plan to bolt san diego to join the rams in los angeles. >> bolt, i get it. >> but fans and city leaders are crying foul. what's with the terrible towel? >> i don't know. >> rubbing it in. >> reporter: the chargers are on the move. but san diego fans aren't cheering. problem is they're not going down field. they're going upstate. the chargers making a move to los angeles after calling san diego home for over half a
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century. >> well, it's an emotional decision, for sure. i've been in san diego over oh half my life. at some point you have to make a decision and move on. >> reporter: leaders in san diego aren't feeling the love. >> the decision to walk away from the fans and the team's legacies and memories is a new low. >> reporter: and they have bitter parting words for their long time heros. >> san diego didn't lose the chargers. the chargers just lost san diego. >> reporter: that sense of betrayal obvious at team head quarters where fans showed up and threw eggs to express their anger. >> go to l.a. have a good time. take your family and get out of my city. >> my uncle is probably turning over in their grave. they're a reason i'm a chargers fan. >> reporter: it comes after voters rejected a ballot vote asking for over a billion dollars in increased taxes to help fund a new stadium. >> the chargers wanted a lot more taxpayer money than we could agree to.
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>> reporter: the chargers walked away from the negotiations. the l.a. chargers will share a stadium with the rams. >> we have to put a good product on the field. we have to get into the community which we plan to do. >> reporter: alex stone, abc news, los angeles. they known about the possibility of this move far while, but it seems like the graphic artists didn't have much time. this is the new logo for the los angeles chargers. it still has the bolt that the chargers had in san diego, but not a lot of people are having fun -- were liking it. >> okay, so they are having fun with it. >> yeah. calling it lazy. >> oh, no. >> it kind of looks like the dodgers logo. >> they didn't put much effort into it is the claim? >> exactly. and then you have to have the crying jordan. >> so sad about this move. let's talk about this. the rams have a new coach who has already made some history.
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he's 30 years old. he is sean mcvay. he turns 31 later this month. >> he has been the red skins offensive coordinator for the past three seasons. he's now the youngest coach in modern nfl history. youngest head coach. he is younger than two players on the rams roster even. espn reports the team has hired 69-year-old wade phillips to lead the defense. he's been involved in the nfl for 29 seasons. -- 39 seasons, rather. much longer than sean mcvay has been in the lead. >> when we come back, a steamy comeback to instagram. and the man who lost a coin toss that saved his life. we have "the skinny" coming up next. "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. "wor
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♪ ♪ ♪ >> so skinny. >> i'm sure you've been singing it in oklahoma all these years. >> we're going to start "the skinny" with some new sizzle for salena gomez. she's been making news all week for her potential new boo thing. >> that's what the kids are saying. the singers were reportedly seen hanging all over each other this
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week in l.a. tmz saying gomez was getting handsy and mouthy with the weekend. it could spark potential drama. gomez is friends with the sister of bella hadid, the weekend's ex-girlfriend. >> handy and mouthy. >> that means high fives? >> i would not imagine. >> it comes as gomez has been making her official return to instagram. this is her latest pic. >> with the "world news now" logo. >> i like the logo. >> she has 107 million followers. that photographer in the mirror is one of kim k's photographers. >> that guy in the mirror is kind of creepy. with the phone. i don't know what's happening there. >> nothing says america like that photo right there. god bless the usa. >> next to a little known piece
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of tragic music history. partly involves "american pie". don mclean's song. it describes the day the music died. it tells a beautiful story. it's about a tragedy that day back in 1959, the plane crash that killed buddy holly and ritchie valens and big bopper. >> the story most people don't know is about tommy who was part of buddy holly's band. he lost a coin toss that left him off of that plane. what a fate for him. >> fascinating. they flipped a coin to see whether he or valens got a play. -- a seat on the plane. he lost the toss and had to take the bus to the next tour stop. now tommy passed away from complications from a hernia operation. he was 85 years old. he lived a long life after that tragic plane crash there. all as a result of that coin toss.
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next we're getting our first look at the upcoming movie based on the smash 70s police drama "chips". >> it focussed on california highway patrol officers john and ponch cruising the freeways and fighting crime. we're getting a look at the newly released trailer of "chips". it stars dax shepard and michael pena. take a look. >> being suited up for battle. looking like ups drivers. >> go brown, right? >> this job is my one shot at saving my marriage. >> what are you wearing? >> my uniform. >> i'm a tough motorcycle cop without emotions. "chips" is set the hit the theaters on friday, march 24th. erik was in the original series. coming up, our weekly rewind. >> can you guess which stories this week made the cut? you're watching "world news now." we'll let you know. let you know.
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and lysol that. making headlines this week were shootings, floods, snow storms and president-elect donald trump. >> there were also time for well placed words from a hollywood icon and a first in a generation college football victory. here, our weekly friday rewind. >> he shot him down, and he took off running. >> i've been on the force 17 years. debra clayton is a hero. >> this is where the truck hopped the curb, ran into the crowd of 100 people. >> i'm proud of america for keeping this story alive. >> the rain stopped here 12 hours ago, but look at the water still pouring over the top of this dam. >> the entire downtown of
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portland littered with down trees. >> these procedural complaints are related to their frustration at losing the white house and the senate. >> the things mcconnell thought were necessary for nominations we're asking for, and now they're denying it. >> it was an organized effort to caricature me as something that wasn't true. >> his record indicates we cannot count on him to support state and national efforts toward bringing justice to the justice system. >> do you believe that vladimir putin and his cronies are responsible for ordering the murder of countless journalists and political opponents? >> i do not have sufficient information to make that claim. >> if putin likes donald trump, i consider that an asset, not a liability. >> there are nepotism laws but when it comes to white house staff the president can surround himself with the people he wants to. >> as soon as you walked into this office after you've been
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sworn in, you're in charge of the largest organization on earth. you can't manage it the way you would manage a family business. you believe in a fair and just and inclusive america. you know that constant change has been america's hallmark, that it's not something to fear but something to embrace. >> disrespect invites disrespect. violence incites violence. when the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose. touchdown. >> an epic ending there to the college football game. and lots of football this weekend as well. a lot of things happening in the week ahead. >> are you watching? >> i will be watching. and the inauguration one week from today, mlk day. we'll be right back. this is "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades. rld news now" informing insomniacs for two decades.
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making news in america this morning, investigating the head of the fbi. director james comey coming under the microscope. did he violate policy by re-opening the hillary clinton e-mail investigation 11 case before the election? we're live in washington. confirmation showdown. donald trump's cabinet picks getting grilled. the common theme their stance on russia. why some appear to be at odds with their potential boss. spreading concern, the makers of nutella fighting back. one of its ingredients, it is claimed, can cause cancer. buried under feet of snow. a skier getting trapped after an avalanche. his dramatic rescue. and

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