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this video. yes, i can. it's what is it like to be british in america. sorry, sorry. i started to say -- the brits, they're comfortably apologizing for everything. this next one is 100% true. >> welcome to america, buddy. all right. >> everything is watered down or is it just the beer? [ laughter ] >> the language difference though is very, very paining for the childish among us. >> all right. put on your fins. >> oh, yeah. that for us is a different part of the lady's anatomy. but the same sort of language mix-ups can confuse us. >> i don't know, man. whatever you want. sure. jacket, pants. >> okay. why aren't you wearing pants? >> i am wearing pants. >> trousers. >> yeah.
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>> on the same treat -- >> wear like a shirt and vest that looks cool. >> okay. >> a vest is a tank top? >> a vest is a tank top. >> what's the slang for a slang top here? >> a wife beater. >> that's right. you know what this particular experience was very close to something that happened to me in texas. >> he loves wife beaters. >> the first time i heard that, i thought what are we talking about? that's where the video gets really strange. keep an ear out for his name. >> oli, what is going on? >> apparently the only two people who were british in america were called oli. >> anonymous, it took the -- >> being british makes you tender heart. >> no, it doesn't. it probably helps. >> you'd think. >> let's take you out for a shag. >> oh, sure. shag.
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>> shag. >> why aren't you wearing any pants? >> i am wearing pants. ♪ >> thanks for joining us today on "right this minute." go to right this minute.com to check out more content or check out the brand-new episode of "rtm." nope. so let's be clear: clearasil works fast on teen acne, not so much on other teen things. cough doesn't sound so good. take mucinex dm. i'll text you in 4 hours when your cough returns. one pill lasts 12 hours, so... looks like i'm good all night! some cough medicines only last 4 hours. but just one mucinex lasts 12 hours. let's end this.
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♪ ♪ five-second rule protection. new lysol kitchen pro eliminates 99.9% of bacteria without any harsh chemical residue. ♪ lysol. what it takes to protect. we're back now with a high profile cases in new jersey that had a widow taking the stand in a carjacking murder trial. >> her husband was killed in a mall parking lot and yesterday, she came face-to-face with one of his accused killers. abc's gio benitez has the latest.
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>> dustin friedland shot dead during a terrifying carjacking right in front of his wife jamie. >> my husband has been shot. >> reporter: the first of four suspects accused of his 2013 murder on trial. >> what had been a good day became the worst day of jamie's life and the last day after dustin friedman's life. >> reporter: just ten days before christmas, they went to the upscale short hills mall in new jersey for shopping and dinner to celebrate their anniversary. when they got back to their range rover, she says two men confronted dustin. >> i saw them put the gun to dustin's ahead and i heard bang-bang. and then the window shattered of the car. >> reporter: she says she all but froze in the terrifying chaos. you don't know what to do in these sideways. it was so fast.
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and he opens the car door. he leans in, he points the gun and then he said get out of the [ bleeped ] car. >> the carjackers flee but the horror is prolonged when she says it took an ambulance nearly 30 minutes to arrive after the first 911 call. >> calling the ambulance a half hour ago. >> trying to get to you, ma'am. >> i was screaming stay with me, stay with me. finally, an ambulance showed up but not really because they couldn't get the ambulance into the parking deck. he's literally bleeding out on the ground. >> he later died at the hospital. as the criminal case proceeds jami says she also wants the mall's owners held accountable filing a suit claiming they didn't provide adequate security. >> if you invite the public to shop at your mall, make sure it's safe. this mall didn't and they need to take responsibility. >> reporter: he and the three other suspects are charged with murder. they've all pleaded not guilty. gio benitez, abc news, newark
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is, new jersey. >> wow, just a horrible story. coming up, a consumer alert about those expiration dates on your medicine bottles. when to keep them and when to toss them. that's next. as little as 12 hours. rly visible resultsn but can it fix this teen's skateboarding mishap? nope. so let's be clear: clearasil works fast on teen acne, not so much on other teen things. ♪ new lysol kitchen pro eliminates 99.9% of bacteria without any harsh chemical residue. lysol. what it takes to protect.
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>> good evening, dr. stevenson.
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mcdonald's is definitely not loving it. a message on the burger giant's corporate twitter account slammed president trump calling him "a disgusting excuse of a president with tiny hands." oh, they went there with the tiny hands thing. so the tweet was also pinned to the top of the mcdonald's feed. the company said its account had been hacked and quickly deleted the message. other corporate twitter accounts were also hacked yesterday, as well. there has been no comment from the president about that. we do appreciate the running of
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that video. >> mm. >> it's making us all hungry. the latest high flying ipo is canada goose. maker of the parkas and other winter clothing went public on both the new york and toronto stock exchanges and shares quickly soared going on sale two days after the huge snowstorm in the northeast. probably didn't hurt. a canada goose parka else is for about $900. >> whoo. >> or about 60 shares of stock at this morning's opening price. >> goodness gracious. to a consumer alert about the drugs in your medicine cabinet. >> yeah, how often do you really collect the expiration dates and are they still safe even after they've expired? abc mara schiavocampo checks it out. >> this family has no shortage of medicine, two fully stocked medicine cabinets with a mix of over the counter and prescription drugs for pretty much whatever ails them.
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>> anti-inflamt flamtories it, muscle relaxers. >> but like some of us, mom emily wonders when it's time to toss these drugs and replace them. joined by our chief health and medical editor dr. besser we visit their home in ridgewood, new jersey. >> hello. >> hi. >> emily. >> reporter: first stop the medicine cabinet. >> whoa, a lot of medications. >> turns out nearly half of the family's medicine is expired. >> asthma medicine expired 2011. epipen, for severe allergic reaction expired five years ago. >> 2018. this one's good. >> does the expiration date mean it's time to toss the meds? for critical life saving prescriptions like epipens, blood pressure and asthma meds, yes, it is imperative to stick to the dates marked to insure full potency. >> same rules for antibiotics. those should be immediately tossed when done. what about over the counter
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drugs? many experts say using expired over the counter headache and other medication in pill form may be expired. >> it's not going to hurt you. it might not help you the way it's supposed to. >> they're not going to become dangerous for most things but you're not certain they're going to work. a lot of that depends where you store it. >> the best place for storage, a cool dry spot like a linen closet, not your bathroom. >> the heat, the humidity in the bathroom leads to a breakdown in drugs faster than it otherwise would. any drug that smells funny, the color's changed it doesn't look right, don't use that. >> reporter: you should never buy expired medication. we tagged along at the new york city department of consumer affairs inspected expired products. finding four bottles of expired motrin in one shot and children's medicine in another. keeping an eye on expiration dates the prescription for a healthy medicine cabinet.
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♪ >> and she sounds remarkably like the original belle, don't you think. >> she sounds amazing. > for all of its lavish sets and "a" list talent it's getting mixed reviews saying the remake copies the original with an almost xerox like precision. nicolas barber writes while the new film isn't terrible, it's difficult to see what the point of it is as long as the cartoon exists but sandy schaefer calls it a musical experience that both dazzles the eyes and plucks the heart strings. >> she had a beautiful voice there. now if you don't care to see ewan mcgregor as a talking candelabra how about as a reformed double crossing heroin addict. yes, 1996 original trab spotting now the celing t2 picking up 20
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years after rent boy betrayed his friends in a harrowing sting pocketing the cash and hitting the road. now he's back na scotland after years of making a living in software in amsterdam of all places and rying to make aenlds with old friends. it's complicated. here's a clip. >> it's not getting over your body that's a problem. are you an addict. >> 100,000 times, mark. 1 more steps. >> so be addicted. be addicted to something else. >> running till i feel sick? >> yes, or something else. >> you've got to channel it. you've got control it. >> a sub titled movie. the critics l love it. this review a clever follow-up to one of cinema's most original films. mostly inspires nostalgia for the much better film than many of the people involved made 20 years ago. >> did you say scotland with
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breaking news this morning on "world news now." a downtown inferno burns out of control. >> firefighters in raleigh have been racing around the scene trying desperately to put out the rapidly expanding fire. construction equipment crumbling under that intense heat of the flames. the latest just ahead. and while wiretapping headlines continue to swirl, the trump administration has put forth a radical restructuring of billions in american tax dollars. so who will be impacted most by the so-called america first budget plan? the details ahead. and later, coming out of the closet, the polly amorous trio that's bee redefining marriage and challenging the notion that love requires monogamy. how they say they're making their marriage work while avo
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avoiding the pitfalls of jealousy. >> for march madness, half the players it's turning into march sadness especially for the player that made a mistake that likely cost the team the game. at least one mom was very, very happy with that mistake. it is friday, it is march 17th. st. paddy's day. >> whoo-hoo. >> yeah floims abc news, this is "world news now." snore we're going to get to the st. paddy's day fun later on "the mix" as we say good morning on a fril yea as it would be. it's been a very busy friday morning for folks in north carolina. we're going to start with that breaking news from the capital there. of the state. crews with their hands full battling a five alarm fire in downtown raleigh. the images this morning the five-story apartment building on fire. flames visible for miles. witnesses capturing this video of huge construction crane.
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collapsing from the fire's intensity. >> crews have been dumping water slaug from ladders to keep the flames from jumping to nearby buildings but the flames have spread to nearby buildings and utility poles. other buildings in that area have been can haved. >> witnesses say they heard explosions sounds before they saw the flames. the apartment was under construction. it was unup anned. so far no injuries have been reported. we're in the early stages so no word on what might have caused the fire. now the fight 0 over trump's budget plan. the president hosting a st. patrick's day celebration with ireland's prime minister at the white house last night. >> that was happening as his budget plan received lukewarm reception on capital little. a top republican committee chairman reminding the president that congress has the power of the purse. >> democrats just as blunt. hois minority leader nancy pelosi saying the president's proposal won't survive the light of day. abc's mary bruce takes a look at the numbers.
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>> reporter: the white house touting and defending a budget that would dramatically scramble the nation's spending priorities. >> we'll remind you we're calling it the american budget. we are an america first candidate, and you have a america first president, and it shouldn't surprise anybody we have an america first budget. >> reporter: the big winners, military spending. a whopping $54 billion request. veteran affairs and homeland security. the president asking for a combined $4.1 billion in tax payer money to start building his border wall, though trump has promised mexico will ultimately foot the bill. >> so they'll pay us back? >> yeah. absolutely. 100%. >> the american taxpayer will pay for the wall at first? >> all it is is we will be reimbursed at a later date. >> reporter: the big losers in the budget, the epa, the state department and education. you might be seeing less of this guy. ♪ >> reporter: no more federal funding for public broadcasting.
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>> i put myself in the shoes of that -- that steel worker in ohio. the coal miner, the coal mining family in west virginia. the mother of two in detroit, and i'm saying, okay. i have to go ask folks for money, and i have to tell them where i'm going to spend it. can i really go to those folks, look them in the eye, and say, i want to take money from you, and i want to give it to the corporation for public broadcasting. >> reporter: and on science research. >> regarding the question to climate change, the president was fairly straightforward. we're not spending money on that anymore. >> reporter: but many of the programs on the chopping block are intended to help the poor. federal funding for meals on wheels and afterschool programs, nixed. >> that's what they're supposed to do. they're supposed to help kids who don't get fed at home get fed so they do better in school. guess what? there's no dem mon strabl evidence they are actually doing that. >> reporter: but this pennsylvania family disagrees. >> honestly, if they weren't in the program, they probably wouldn't excel in school as good as they are right now to be honest with you.
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this is a program that should not be cut. >> reporter: some job training initiatives gone. like the program that helped kentucky coal mine ter preston learn new skills. >> as a former marine, i understand that the military needs more support. but i don't feel that's one of the things that needs to be cut. >> reporter: for some trump supporters we talked with in west virginia, the deep cuts are worth it. >> i know cutting back on different things kind of hurts, but i would say our national security is more important. >> yeah. >> even some republicans are voicing serious concerns about some of these deep cuts especially to the state department even the house speaker noting the president's budget is just an opening offer. mary bruce, abc news, capitol hill. >> and president trump's team is defending his wiretapping claims despite growing bipartisan agreement there's no evidence to back them up. that many defense started after the top members of the senate intelligence committee issued a
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statement saying, "we see no indications that trump tower was the subject of fail slans by any element of the united states government either before or after election day 2016." when jonathan karl asked white house press secretary shawn spice bertha statement, spicer fired back with a long response citing various reports where possible surveillance of trump tower. fbi director james comey is all but certain to face questions about this issue when he testifies before congress on monday. as the trump administration steps up deportations, the mexican government is taking steps to help the people returning. it is contracted with a private company to provide as many as 50,000 jobs for the deport tees involving 22 organizations and aims to take advantage of the skills and knowledge of the people. now to breaking news from new york city. and just a horrible story. a new york fire department emt, a young mother of five, killed
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ran over by her own ambulance. police sayia dear ra anrroyo an her partner were flagged down by a pedestrian looking for help. arroyo got out of the ambulance and then police say the suspect jumped into the vehicle and took off driving it. an royiol grabbed onto the vehicle and was dragged, then the suspect we're told backed up the ambulance and ran over her. >> it was a bloody scream like i'll remember it screaming my partner, my partner. like really bone-chilling scream. >> talking about arroyo's partner there who was in the passenger seat of the ambulance during the entire incident. she was treated at the hospital for shock. authorities say the suspect is a mentally disturbed individual. firefighters are finally getting upper hand on brush fires in central florida. a massive blaze which has scorched 7,000 acres is now about 80% contained. a second smaller brush fire about 25 acres is also
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contained. it's unknown what caused those fires. so workers at a good will center in washington state found something that would say, highly unusual in a donation. >> i'd say so. >> inside the cooler five bags of marijuana almost four pounds mind you, it is legal in the evergreen state for adults to possess one ounce of cannabis but this is 60 times that limit. >> it's a lot of pot. the shop isn't sure who donated the cooler. good will called the police who say the street value of the pot is about $24,000. there's no word on what they're going to do with all of that. >> is that the curb kind or -- i don't know what kind of. >> that's outside my realm of expertise. >> same here. wow. that's some actual audio from washington state right there. munchies anybody? just in time. >> chips coming. >> thanks, way to go. >> coming up, the dramatic
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scenes from south america. mud slides sweeping away entire towns. we'll show you how one woman was able to pull herself to safety after she went missing. > and perhaps you've heard about that college basketball tournament. people seem very excited about it. when we come back, we're going to have all the big moments from the big dance. and remember, you can catch or you can match your bracket picks with ours. please don't because i think mine's already a bust. but you can take a look and on twitter @abcwnn. would you like some? >> what kind are those? lysol max cover kills 99.9% of bacteria, even on soft surfaces. one more way you've got what it takes to protect. two kids barfed in class today. it was so gross. lysol disinfectant spray kills 99.9% of bacteria,
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these dramatic images capturing a peruvian woman dragging herself from the muddy debris from flash flooding near lima, the capital there. she had just dropped her daughters off at school when swept away from a mudslide. she only had minor injuries. but the unusual flooding and mudslides have killed at least a dozen people this week. what a scene that is. back home now to a growing controversy within the u.s. women's hockey team. >> yeah, they're threatening to sit out this year's world championships in dispute over low pay. here's abc's marci gonzalez. >> reporter: just weeks from going for their fourth consecutive world championship title. >> for the united states. >> reporter: the u.s. women's hockey team announcing they will not take the ice. instead, boycotting the
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competition to demand fair pay. >> we're going to stand by what we believe is right. >> reporter: according the team usa hockey provides them with about $1,000 a month in the six months leading up to the olympics forcing many of them to have second or third jobs despite their training schedule. usa hockey says in a statement players will also receive stipends and insentives for medals that could result in each player receiving nearly $85,000 in cash which the players deny. >> they're extremely dishonest and misleading and wouldn't put more than $20,000 over the course of four years tooth. >> reporter: the team says negotiations stalled after 14 months getting support from the members of the u.s. women's soccer team fighting at sock remember federation for pay equal to male counterparts claiming discrimination. >> the fact that this is still happening in 2017 is really disappointing and also kind of a wake-up call. >> reporter: the u.s. women's hockey team saying they're willing to trade in a victory at
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this year's world championship if it means a shot at equality in the future. >> it's beyond the time to make a stance and move forward in the right direction not only for this group specifically but for the sport in general. >> reporter: usa hockey said if necessary they'll assemble a new team to represent our country at there the year's word championship scheduled for march 31st in michigan. marci gonzalez, abc news, los angeles. >> we're going to going from hockeying to another bunch of guys who aren't getting paid at all really. basketball. ncaa action in the books, day one. the final 64 in the men's tournament now down to 48. >> the eight night games went according to form except in the west region. xavier beat six seed maryland, 76-65. the musketeers face florida state tomorrow. >> so the other upset came in the south region. number 12, middle tennessee state, you know them, of course. they actually led by as many as 17 before knocking out number
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five, minnesota, 81-72. but this is probably the toughest moment. i was watching this. the west region, vanderbilt's riley lachance put the commodores up by one with only 18 seconds left. but the teammate matthew fisher-davis forgets the team is leading and purposely fouled the wildcats bryant mcintosh who made them pay for it hitting not one but both free-throws. northwestern winning its first ever ncaa tournament game. >> all this made actress julie louis-dreybus very happy as you can see, total mom moment there. her son chad hall is a walk-on for northwestern. he didn't play in the game but he was there. >> and she went to northwestern. so she's been behind them all au along but i guess they're now like the early cinderella story. >> at least the one getting the most attention. >> yes. coming up love and marriage and more love. >> oh, no, how this polyamorous
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trio is challenging the notion of monogamy in chairman and how they say they're doing it without jealousy? next. lysol disinfectant spray kills 99.9% of bacteria, even those that cause stomach bugs. one more way you've got what it takes to protect. cough doesn't sound so good. take mucinex dm. i'll text you in 4 hours when your cough returns. one pill lasts 12 hours, so... looks like i'm good all night! some cough medicines only last 4 hours. but just one mucinex lasts 12 hours. let's end this.
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♪ we're all in this together >> zac efron getting it. the next story does challenge the notion of love and monogamy. >> consensual marriage with multiple partners. >> reporter: carey is a ten toured professor at british columbia in vancouver. she met jonathan also a professor there. they fell in love and got married in 2011 in a scottish castle. >> we got married in a fairly traditional looking wedding ceremony. i wore a white dress. >> but along with the i dos came the i don'ts. >> i don't assume that romantic love and sex are the same. >> reporter: and a new set of rules that you won't find in most marriage manuals. >> if i were to go and have a secret romantic relationship and not tell her about it, that would be cheating in this relationship too. >> reporter: so tonight jonathan gets to stay home while carey flirts with ray in a bar. >> i like when you look.
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>> reporter: and holds hands with him at a restaurant and yes, that's her wedding ring still on her finger. >> for me the idea of being able to be with two people at once always seemed like impossible dream. now that i get to be with two amazing people at the same time, it feels like a dream come true. i feel like the luckiest person in the world. >> reporter: what's in it for the men? they get to see other people too although they admit neither is doing so at the moment. >> i consider myself open to dating people. i'm active on dating websites. i go through the world considering myself romantically or sexually available. >> reporter: ray says there are plenty of advantages. >> it's a loving relationship. i don't know if i were in a non-monogamous relationship how i would answer it nel differently. >> reporter: they are not alone. according to a recent study, one in five americans have had a nonmonogamous relationship defined as any relationship in which all partners may agree
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each partner play have romantic and or sexual relationships with other partners which could range from friends with benefits to open marriage. but what about jealousy. >> i think every relationship can come along with a kind of insecurity. we're humans and never sure about our standing. >> reporter: then there's what they say is the social stigma. carrie's received loads of negative feedback. >> there is sometimes mostly an that i get. >> reporter: despite criticism, carrie and her parns say they're committed to sharing their story. pore other people who aren't able to. >> people do need to understand and to see that this is a real way that people live. >> challenging stereotypes about love. >> i would like to be in my relationships forever. that would be my ideal situation. >> reporter: one date night at a time. nor "nightline," i'm abbie
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this morning on "world news now," defending the claims. they were given no proof by intel officials that trump tower was wiretapped during the campaign, defiant in the white house briefing room. sean spicer getting into a heated exchange with our own jon karl. we're going to tell you what was said and where the issue goes next. >> we're following that breaking news. ain downtown raleigh, north carolina. the five alarm fire creating a hellish scene for firefighters overnight. >> new this half hour, a volcanic eruption up close. >> tourists forced to scramble for cover as the eruption rained down burning lava and super heed steam. how they all managed to make it to safety. >> and the big tease from eddie murphy that nearly broke the inner webs and what it has to do
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with a possible sequel to one of his biggest hits. wonder which one? just let your soul glow on this friday march 17th. >> announcer: from abc news, ew" >> hearing you sing it -- >> it comes from the heart. i'll tell you. we'll get to the big secret a little bit later on in "the skinny." but we'll start this half hour with trump administration resisting intense pressure to prove the president's claims that trump tower was wiretapped last year under orders of president obama. now, there is growing bipartisan agreement on capitol hill that no such surveillance took place. >> the issue was the subject of some heated exchanges between reporters and white house press secretary sean spicer. abc's jonathan karl was right in the middle of it and he has details. >> reporter: the top democrat and republican members of the senate intelligence
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committee declared in no uncertain terms that they have seen nothing to prove president trump's explosive allegation that president obama had his phones tapped. "we see no indications," they said, "that trump tower was the subject of surveillance by any element of the united states government either before or after election day 2016." speaker of the house paul ryan was equally blunt. >> that no such wiretap existed. we've cleared that up, that we have seen no evidence of that. >> reporter: but the white house is not backing down. >> the senate intelligence committee is saying point blank they have seen no indication of surveillance. >> i understand that, jonathan. where was your passion and where was your concern when they all said there was no connection to russia? where was it then? crickets from you guys. because at the end of the day -- >> so are you saying president stands by his allegation that president obama wire trapped trump tower? >> no, no, no. hold on, hold on. i'm making a point, the point is this, number one, that it's interesting how when evidence comes out and people who have been briefed on the russian connection come out and say that there was nothing that they have
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seen that proves a connection, you choose not to cover that. >> i'm asking you to respond to the senate intelligence committee. >> hold on, hold on, let me, and i'm trying to answer your question jonathan if you can calm down. >> reporter: white house press secretary sean spicer then went on offense. >> you can ask. you can follow up. >> reporter: talking for nearly eight minutes straight, reading from various media reports -- >> let me quote them. >> reporter: and conservative commentary citing unconfirmed and anonymous sources -- >> the intelligence gathered in secret. >> reporter: on possible surveillance of trump tower and or trump associates. >> this leads to a lot. >> are you saying that the president still stands by his allegation that president obama ordered wiretapping or surveillance of trump tower despite the fact that the senate intelligence committee says they see no indication that it happened? does the president still stand by the allegation? >> first of all, he stands by it but again you're mischaracterizing what happened today. >> no, they said they saw no indication, i am reading exactly from their statement. >> i understand that. at the same time they acknowledge that they have not
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been in contact with the department of justice. >> so you think he'll still be vindicated? so you think he'll still be vindicated? >> i believe he will. >> reporter: but moments later, 9 top democrat on the senate intelligence committee said they have been in contact with the justice department, saying, they wouldn't "have made the statement they made without having been fully briefed by authorities." all this comes just 24 hours after the president tried to explain what he meant when he accused president obama of wiretapping trump tower. >> and don't forget, when i say wiretap, those words were in quotes. that really covers -- because wiretapping is pretty old fashioned stuff. but that really covers surveillance and many other things. i think you're going to find some very interesting items coming to the forefront over the next two weeks. >> reporter: the public will finally hear from fbi director james comey on all of this on monday. he is set to testify before the house intelligence committee. jonathan karl, abc news, the white house. >> in the meantime, the republican replacement for the affordable care act has one more hill to climb before reaching the full house of representatives. the house budget committee narrowly approved the american
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health care act yesterday. now the bill heads to the rules committee. the measure was one republican vote shy of actually being stalled, and the gop opposition is not over yet. some republican governors have reached out to congressional leaders to say the plan doesn't work for their state. and president trump might not actually appear on the 2020 ballot in new jersey. if he doesn't reveal his tax returns. that's because the state if he returns. that's because the state assembly approved a bill making tax return disclosures a must for presidential candidates. the president broke decades of tradition by failing to release his tax returns. it's now up to trump ally governor christie to sign or veto that bill. >> earlier this morning, secretary of state rex tillerson visited the most heavily armed border in the world the demilitarized zone between north and south korea. it was part of his two-day trip to south korea. the second stop of his asian tour. he'll be meeting with the prime
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minister and foreign minister. a close call for a british tv news crew covering the fighting in mosul, iraq's second largest city. their camera recorded a suicide bomb blast that went off near the vehicle they were in. government forces have made significant progress in taking more of the city from isis this week although the u.s. and iraq differ on how much off mosul has been liberated. police in detroit think they may have a break in last fall's murder of a university police officer. investigators say dna evidence linking the suspect in the nonfatal shooting of two detroit police officers this week to november's killing of colin rose. our detroit station reports genetic material from 60-year-old raymond durham was found at both scenes. >> in the meantime, police are denying reports that durham confessed to officer rose's murder. and police in colorado are on the hunt for a killer following the murder of two teenagers. derek greer and natalie partida are described as best friends who attended the same high school. their bodies were found on the side of a road.
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the coroner hasn't said how they died. no suspect information has been released. but police are asking anyone with information to come forward. breaking overnight, firefighters battling a raging fire in downtown raleigh, north carolina. the five-story apartment complex is under construction and empty. the massive blaze filling the area with heavy smoke and forcing the evacuation of nearby homes and businesses. th another high-rise building and nearby rooftops. hundreds of customers are without power and there are reports of power lines catching fire. no reports, however, of any injuries. and there's a big sporting event taking place in europe. tomorrow is the opening ceremony for the special olympics world . more than 2700 athletes from 107 countries are in austria. vice president mike pence's wife karp heads the u.s. presidential delega
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roberts is live in austria this morning for tselled "world news we provide random but yet fascinating coverage of the world's most popular game, soccer. there is an unusual incident involving one of the world's most popular teams, manchester united of england. >> and during their match against a russia manager brought a peeled banana to the sideline. warming up. >> okay, so then they gave it to marcus rojo one of united's defenders who ate it while continuing to play. for the record, three guys touched the banana before it was eaten.e needed fuel because he was feeling tired and starting to cramp, but that's a lot of bare hands on a banana that had already been peeled.t this story.
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>> man u still sucks. >> someone doesn't like man u back there. >> oh, my god. it's a peeled banana. >> but it's fine. >> guys, come on, i'll eat it. >> no, no, no. no. oh. >> why not? >> that's been handed off. >> good for you. >> by like nine different people here. >> germs are good for you. you need a little bit of germs to like keep your immune system going. what's worse is a banana smushed. >> yes, it is. >> coming up, running for cover. the dramatic video we're just now seeing that captured the moment that italy's mount etna erupted sending tourists and a camera crill running for crew running for their lives. >> still hours away from its opening this weekend, what "beauty and the beast" has already done at theaters across america. but first, here's a look at your st. paddy's day forecast.
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etna has been erupting again. we were filming a lava flow that tourists had come to see it, too. the lava so slow moving, it's usually considered safe. then this happened. the hot rocks mixed with snow and ice causing a massive explosion. our camera woman, rachel price, filmed as rocks, boulders and steam were hurled up into the air. we ran for our lives. many were hit. and there were cuts, burns and bruises, but amazingly nothing worse. >> you okay? you okay? just sit down. >> eruptions at etna are frequent, but incidents like
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this involving people are rare. a volcanologist said it was the most dangerous event he had experienced in his 30-year career. we've made it back down the mountain, and what happened is only really just starting to sink in. look at this. this hole was made by one of the incredibly hot pieces of volcanic rock that rained down upon us. we really thought we were all going to die. we had a very, very narrow escape. scientists will now continue to track how the eruption progresses. our close call only shows how dangerous these forces of nature can be. rebecca morelle, bbc news, mount etna. >> really scary. >> it absolutely is scary. there goes my next pitch for a story. not doing that one. when we come back, the big news from eddie murphy that almost broke twitter. and a random act of kindness from shaquille o'neal that will melt your heart. "the skinny" is next. kindness from shaquille o'neal that will melt your heart.
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♪ skinny, so skinny >> it is your friday "skinny." we're going to start with the earth-shattering news from eddie. >> people are excited about this. twitter nearly went into meltdown when the comedian's official account posted a picture of vanessa bell calloway in character from his 1988 classic with the caption "coming to america" sequel? >> yes. so that tweet and murphy's entire account have since been removed from twitter. and it may have been a case of a little too much information and a little too soon. tmz reports murphy is in the early writing stages of that sequel. >> you may recall the original film told the story of an african prince named akeem who
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resists an arranged marriage and goes to queens, new york, to find his queen. >> yes, that's where you find your queen. it gave us so many memorable scenes including this one. ♪ let your soul glow >> one, two, three. ♪ just let your soul glow, just let it shine through ♪ >> you know whatle? that scene actually inspired many young kids in brooklyn, dare i say. >> is that you? oh, my gosh. are you really doing that? >> yes, that's my bag so i didn't get my mom's couch wet. >> you're bad. where is the after product? the picture in the after? >> this is the after. this is what happens before. that's the before picture. you have hair and then all that jheri curl activator juice gets it all gone. >> you would literally leave a stain if you -- >> yeah, could you see where i -- absolutely.
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you could tell where i was. next, to a heartwarming random act of kindness from an nba legend. >> talking about slk who surprised the family of a 58-year-old girl who has been in an atlanta hospital for two months recovering from a horrific dog attack that kid her 6-year-old friend. >> o'neal took a personal interest in the little girl and her family. took them shopping to an atlanta furniture store and picked up the tab for some new furnishings. >> her grandmother says she's doing fine recovering after undergoing eight surgeries and she says that she's got her spirit back. >> that's very sweet. next to the "beauty and the beast" already raking in the cash at the box office even before the first frame of video hits theater screens. >> our parent company disney made it. and it's a remake of the 1991 classic that has already sold out more than 1,000 shows prior to its opening according to fandango which says "beauty and the beast" now represents more
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than 90% of its advanced ticket sales. >> it all comes as a new spoof trailer is making the rounds on the internet showing us what "beauty and the beast" would look like if it all goes back to eddie murphy, if he was a character. >> and hey, baby, what's happening? how you doing? >> he's a thief. >> the light. >> is this a black thing? >> i will escape. >> so the brilliance in this, they took the actual trailer from the movie and then superimposed eddie murphy from all his different movies over the years into that trailer. >> and it looks like it belongs. >> it doesn't. >> coming to america. yeah, it totally does look like it. it's just a bit of genius. but a lot of people will be looking for real thing this weekend in theaters apparently. it will probably be a big weekend for "beauty and the beast." >> especially for girls like me who saw it when we were little kids. >> really. >> yeah, don't you remember seeing it?
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even on soft surfaces. one more way you've got what it takes to protect. ♪ >> so we heard a lot from washington this week about president trump and even obamacare and those air quotes about wiretaps. >> that's right. but mother nature managed to take top billing this week. here now is our weekly "friday rewind." >> very, very important that people stay in to the maximum extent possible. >> sleep here all night because the flight was cancelled. >> it's really imperative that we get the roads cleared so that way you guys can get on with your lives. >> trumpcare would be a nightmare for the american people causing tens of millions to lose coverage and millions more seeing the costs of their health care going up. >> the house plan will expand choice, lower costs and insure health care access for all. we're negotiating with
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everybody. it's a big fat beautiful negotiation. >> the president has one of two choices. either retract or to provide the information that the american people deserve. >> the ptap in quotes to mean broadly surveillance and other activities. he literally had it in quotes. he said they were in quotes he was referring to surveillance overall. >> actually if you go down the road a few generations or maybe centuries with the intermarriage, i'd like to see an america so homogenous, we look a lot the same. from that perspective. >> i am very concerned this is part of a culture that is resulting in the high levels of sexual assault. >> this is a problem with our culture and i don't have a good answer for you. i'm not going to sit here and duck around this thing. i'm not. i'm responsible. i'm the commandant. >> we're doing this for mike not just doing this to uncover about ferguson. >> this whole ugly issue has
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been brought back into the forefront because of a documentary filmmaker who made an unfounded and baseless claim. >> will you marry me? >> yes. >> you haven't discussed like your wedding plans or anything yet? >> we haven't even had like a dinner reservation yet. >> we're taking baby steps. >> you're having a baby? >> whoa. that would be -- >> no, no. >> so i guess in the week ahead, st. paddy's day today. >> and then recovering. > hangover tomorrow. exactly. i like the way you're thinking and then back to work on sunday night and monday. >> woo woo. >> yeah. and it's also extra terrestrial abductions day proposal on monday. >> i like national ravioli day better. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now" infor ng
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making news in america this morning, breaking overnight, an inferno in downtown, raleigh, north carolina, flameshe air. people running for safety. a crane collapsing amid the chaos. the new details just coming in. no proof. the senate intelligence here is evidence president obama tapped president trump's phone. but the white house still defending president trump's claims in a fiery back and forth with reporters. we're live in washington. winter's last stand. a few days until spring. but the bitter cold is sticking around. freezing temperatures i and even more snow heading to the northeast. midflight mishap. a plane loses a propeller. how did this happen? but the bigger mystery, where did it

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