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making news in america this morning, president trump appears to be making good on a campaign promise. the big announcement today about the wall along mexico's border but who is going to pay for it? plus, protests overnight after the president's executive action on two pipelines and his threat to city leaders in chicago. we're live in washington. a new winter storm on the move this morning. dumping snow and ice. we'll tell you where it's heading and the nor'easter finally moving out this morning after leaving behind a trail of damage in several states. watch as a train cuts a fedex truck in half spinning the cab around sending boxes flying. hear why investigators say those crossing gates never came down. these two girls who by all appearances are black and white. they're actually twin sisters. details behind their different look and rare birth.
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a good wednesday morning to you all. we begin with president trump taking the first step toward building a mexican border wall. >> today the president is visiting the homeland security department where he's expected to take executive actions from funding that wall to a temporary ban on immigration from certain muslim majority countries. >> this comes after he moved to resume construction on two controversial pipelines. abc's stephanie ramos has the latest from washington. stephanie, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, diane and kendis. yeah, president trump is on a roll seeping executive actions and he's moving toward more policy changes today. today, president trump plans to crack down on immigration. >> we will build a great wall along the southern border. >> reporter: it's a familiar campaign promise and tweet. abc news has learned that trump's executive actions will move to suspend immigration from many middle eastern countries and he's also expected to direct funds for the construction of a wall along the southern
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u.s./mexico border. california governor jerry brown promising to defend his state's laws on immigration and fight any moves by the trump administration. >> we will defend everybody, every man, woman and child who's come here for a better life and has contributed to the well-being of our state. >> reporter: days into his presidency, mr. trump whipping out the pen again to sign a few different directives. hours after approving the controversial keystone and dakotas pipeline project, protesters showed up outside the white house. >> we will build our own pipeline. we will build our own pipes like we used to in the old days. >> reporter: the president coming under fire for sticking with his comments that 3 million to 5 million voted illegally in the election making him lose out on the popular vote to hillary clinton. >> the president does believe that. he has stated that before. i think he stated his concerns of voter fraud. >> reporter: but there is no proof and even elected
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republicans don't buy it. >> i've seen no evidence to that effect. >> reporter: the white house does not plan on investigating the alleged fraud. even trump's lawyers seem to contradict the voter fraud claims. in court filings they objected to a post-election recount in michigan writing, all available evidence suggests the election was not tainted by fraud or mistake. kendis, diane, back over to you. >> head scratcher. stephanie, thanks. the leading contender has emerged to fill the supreme court seat. >> he is judge neal gorsuch currently sitting on the 10th circuit court of appeals. the colorado native is 49 years old which would make him the youngest nominee for the high court in about 25 years. it is expected as early as next week. they're hoping a vote will come soon on tom price. democrats pushed price on how the republicans will replace obamacare. price said the goal is
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affordable health care that's accessible to every american, but he didn't provide details. price was also asked about the president's comment that a plan would come after his confirmation. >> will you comment that no one will be worse off. >> what i commit to, senator is working with you and every single member of congress to make certain we have the highest quality health care and that every single american has access to affordable coverage. >> that's not what i asked. >> it got heated. congressman price faced questions about his fa pharmaceutical stocks. mick mulvaney is taking heat over a financial problem he called a mistake. there are calls for him to now be disqualified because he failed to pay more than $15,000 in payroll taxes for a baby-sitter. the south carolina congressman says he discovered the problem h and he has since paid those taxes. president trump is railing against the soaring crime rate
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in chicago after being criticized by the city's mayor for debating the crowd size at his inauguration. >> the president threatened to send in the feds if chicago doesn't fix the horrible carnage going on. mayor rahm emanuel and the chicago police department have expressed the willingness to work with federal departments. and abc's david muir will have the first interview with donald trump since being sworn in. a one-hour special tonight 10:00 p.m. eastern, 9:00 central. to the weather now and a powerful storm finally moving off the east coast. radar shows just a few showers over new england now. that come -- the recovery is what we're dealing with. a 60-foot tree will have to be removed from this house. someone was asleep in that house at the time but luckily managed to escape without injury. meanwhile, a snow alert in effect in the plains states, plows were on the streets of sioux falls, south dakota and the radar also shows parts of iowa and minnesota facing some
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snow. and this is the same storm that brought some heavy rain to california. it is now expected to bring a foot of snow in some places. still ahead, legal cargo from cuba arriving in the u.s. for the first time in 50 years, what was in that first shipment. a missing mom and two kid, there's a desperate search for the family that began after a fire destroyed their home. plus, the dramatic moment a skier loses control and goes over a cliff. what happened next.
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check out this video from a highway in louisiana. see the truck clip the guardrail on the left side. well, watch now further down the road that truck then slams into a police vehicle. an officer and the driver both suffered minor injuries in that
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crash. the guy in the truck was then arrested for allegedly driving while on heroin. another piece of impact video. this skier's run down the mountain was going so well, it was actually beautiful. great powder, enjoying all that fresh powder and then, yeah, he flew off the cliff. wait for it. impact. thankfully he reports he didn't even have a bruise but he says he spent five hours searching for his lost ski. eventually he found it and he skied off the mountain. >> the downside of being in all that powder. doesn't hurt when you fall but takes a while to assemble. new details on the water crisis in flint michigan. the city water no longer has lead levels that exceed federal limbs but residents are still being warned no the to drink it because lead tainted pipes still need to be replaced which could take up to a year. the crisis has been tied to lead poisoning in children and the death of 12 people from legionnaires' disease. mark dayton says he plans to finish out the final two years of his term despite a cancer
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diagnosis. dayton told reporters he's battling prostate cancer just hours after collapsing during a televised speech to lawmakers there. now, doctors say his collapse wasn't actually related to the cancer diagnosis. dayton will be advised on a cancer treatment plan next week. and "dancing with the stars" co-hot erin andrews has revealed a battle with cervical cancer. in an interview with "sports illustrated" the sideline reporter says she was diagnosed last summer. andrews had surgery and had to miss two tapings of "dancing with the stars" but she did not miss a single football game. andrews said during her ordeal, quote, sports were my escape and told the doctor i am not missing the super bowl. >> it's important and it is on fox for them. so the first legal shipment of goods from cuba to the u.s. in five decades has arrived at the south florida port. the shipment was a special kind of charcoal known to be especially clean for burning. it is used in pizza and bread
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ovens from president trump lifting restrictions on trade with cuba and businesses hope president trump will allow deals to continue. >> mm-mm, pizza. >> bred and apples. this is the first genetically modified apple to eliminate browning when left out in the open. it'll go on sale in limited markets next month in the midwest. apples will be sold under the brand arctic apple. critics are concerned genetically modified foods may pose health risks. >> you can put lemon juice on the lemon slices to prevent that. a train on a collision course with a fedex truck. see how this whole thing happened. how the truck gets stuck on the tracks and how the whole thing was caught on camera. a mystery at an american zoo. a red panda missing from its habitat. how much have you lost? i have lost 73 pounds. you're rockin it, you are rockin it.
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a dramatic water rescue in floodwaters around boston. a public works employee carried the driver of that school van to rescue, to safety. the water was deep enough that it poured into the van when the woman tried to open the doors. roads could still be slippery in new england today. heavy snow will be a commuting challenge from the dakotas all the way to wisconsin. >> should be a relatively good day to fly except in the delta hub of minneapolis. police in virginia beach believe a mother and her two children who went missing last week are in danger. >> 29-year-old monica lamping, her 7-year-old son and 9-month-old daughter haven't been seen since saturday. that night she went on a blind date with a man known only as chad. the next day her house caught fire even though though one was home and lamping's mother now says she wants answers. >> nobody ever thinks they're going to be sitting in this spot and nobody ever wants to be.
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we just want those babies found and we want her found. >> such a sad story. a missing and endangered alert has been issued for her and her children. police say they have images of a car bearing her license plate in norfolk early sunday morning. a woman who recently moved from colorado to california has been reported missing in los angeles. her roommate says 28-year-old laura lynn stacy hasn't been seen since sunday. her 2005 acura also went missing. police say a car matching that was found in a remote desert area last night. an arizona man breaking his silence about the difficult moment when he killed a driver who was attacking a state trooper at the time. thomas yoxall got emotional at times as he spoke to reporters. his voice actually shaking a little bit, his eyes filling with tears. he said he had little time to think when he came upon the wounded trooper being attacked. his slhead being slammed into t
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pavement. >> to me there was no choice or opportunity to think about it within my mind rationally. i responded the only way i know how to respond and that's to act. and i may have acted heroically but i don't consider myself a hero at all. >> well, he says the shooting brought up some difficult emotions but said he would take the same action in the future. the trooper is still recovering from his injuries. and look at this frightening crash. this would be a passenger train with more than 80 people on board. basically cutting a fedex truck in half. it happened over the weekend in north salt lake city, utah, amazingly no injuries and just getting the video now. ice and snow caused the railroad crossing gates to malfunction. the search is on for a missing red panda at the zoo in norfolk, virginia. zookeepers realized sunny wasn't in her enclosure on tuesday morning. they have been using geothermal cameras to try to search for her
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but no luck yet. officials say if anyone does see sunny call authorities, do not try to capture sunny on your own. >> those pandas seem to crawl out of their enclosure a lot. it happened at the national zoo some years ago and they found it, well, when a neighbor tweeted at them and said i think i found your panda. >> neighbors, look out for sunny. i imagine they're probably pretty agile. now sports. last neat we had an early serving of march madness. >> highlights from our friends at espn. >> he's max. i'm nicole. >> crazy tuesday in college hoops. >> teams going down including villanova trying to go 20-1 taking on marquette. big east is tough, folks. jalen brunson, wildcats down 2. it doesn't go, number two kansas, number four kentucky also went down. here is kansas. oh, boy. west virginia, too good.
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double take in take a look at them. these 9-month-old sisters are very strikingly different, kalani has light skin and blue eyes and jarani has darker skin with brown eyes. they inherited separate jeans for skin colors from their caucasian mom and african-american dad. >> mom says they don't see color because love is love and clearly just by looking at the video both of the girls are equally adorable. apparently the chances of something like 1 in 500 for something like this to happen. >> not that rare. fairly often. negligence up a tall, very tall english guy, yeah, he's that tall, he's been driving a small car and that has apparently gotten him in trouble. >> he is nearly 7 feet tall but cops say he was driving dangerously while behind the wheel of that small convertible because he was actually seeking attention by standing up while he was driving but you can see even sitting down he has some
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trouble fitting in a car. >> he has to have the roof back. but elliott says he was in complete control. there is no problem there, even so, he pleaded guilty on the advice of his lawyer, elliott has a dozen previous driving convictions. >> his eyes seem to line up perfectly with the top of the windshield. maybe he has a hard time seeing past that line of sight. a daddy/daughter duet is going viral. >> dave ryan posted it to youtube. he is joined by his 4-year-old daughter claire when he starts playing the song "you've got a friend in me." ♪ when the road looks rough ahead and you're miles and miles from a nice warm bed ♪ ♪ you just remember what -- >> it appears to be a solo with dad singing but then the second verse kicks in. here's where it gets adorable. ♪ you've got a friend in me ♪ you've got a friend in me
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♪ we stick together ♪ 'cause you got a friend in me ♪ ♪ yeah you got a friend in me >> how adorable is that. >> i love her face. she is into it. >> they belt out the last verse together. the video has racked up nearly 3 million views. probably all right here this morning. we've been watching it nonstop. >> more news after this. discover card.
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>> ♪ >> good morning everyone, i'm matt o'donnell. it is 4:27 on this wednesday. developing this morning on "action news" police say robbers shot a man went through this pockets as he bled on the convenient left him for dead in feltonville. we're live with a clue on who police might be looking for. from the halls of the capitol top a jail cell. former congressman chaka fattah speaks only to "action news" as he prepares to terrorist federal prison today. president trump and the republicans are coming to philadelphia for a gop retreat this week. what that means for traffic in center city. and get ready for the sun. dave murphy says we will see our old friend again today. >> ♪ ost diverse crops of nominees ever. >> that's a big change from last year when the academy was criticized for its lack of
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diversity. so who made the cut this year? abc's nick watt takes a look. ♪ there's a woman out there for me somewhere ♪ >> reporter: denzel washington and viola davis, two of seven actors of color nominated this morning including a record-setting six black actors. not # oscarsso white. >> how about joyful oscars. this year we had of films thatsented inclusion. >> reporter: zero among the 20 nominees sparking controversy and boycotts. >> i ademy awards. otherwise known as the white people's choice awards. >> reporter: meryl streep, 20th acting nomination beat are hen own record. shouldn't she be disqualified? >> of course not, of course not. ♪ >> reporter: a record 14 total
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noms for "la la land." and in case you're wondering, yes, they really did shut down a freeway ramp to film and, yes, the gorgeous gosling really did learn to play piano. nick watt, abc news, beverly hills. >> so, that in itself makes him deserving of at least a nomination there. >> oh, sure, i mean, the job that he did dancing, singing, playing the piano, i mean impressive he learned all those things just for the movie. >> here's one thing we're looking forward to as far as ryan gosling goes. he used to perform as a kid. >> he did. >> on stage with justin timberlake so j.t. and ryan gosling performing again at the oscars. >> all the ladies. that's what's making news in america this morning. >> do stick around for "good morning america." have a great wednesday.
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning everyone, it is 4:30 a.m. on this wednesday january 25th and here's what we're following for you. >> we're on developing news. man is shot and killed on a feltonville street. then police say the suspects rifled through his pockets. >> his freedom is ending. chaka fattah begins his prison racketeering sentence today. only "action news" spoke to him. >> also, is it march or january? the clouds finally move out and the sun comes back but for how long? >> it will be nice to at least see it for once. here are david and karen. good morning. >> talking to

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