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it does look for kaleidoscopic. you can count on the internet for trends, for challenges. every couple of months, something new pops up that everybody seems to want to get in on. >> the floor is lava. >> the floor is lava. >> the floor is lava. >> like the floor is lava challenge. lots of these types of videos popping up all over. when somebody says the floor is lava, you have five seconds to get your feet off the ground or you lose. >> oh! i was just thinking this would have to be me. y'all holler the floor is lava, that would be me. straight to the ground. >> this is hysterical. i've watched it like nine times. and every time, so good. here's another one. >> the floor is lava.
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>> oh, no. >> save your comments. don't complain to us about people getting hurt. this is not our fault. this is just something people choose to do and we choose to laugh at them. >> the floor is lava. >> here's another one. this guy climbing. game a little bit backwards. >> he was like spider-man though. >> don't yell it though because i'm going to jump on you. >> the floor is lava. >> and now you're lava. >> the floor is lava. >> ooehere's another one. >> oh! >> the floor is lava. >> all right. one last one. >> oh, oh, oh. >> she could have climbed a tree. instead she decides to fling herself into the bush. >> the floor is lava. >> the floor is lava.
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♪ ♪ >> cool. >> control room. go. >> pittsburgh penguins, stanley cup victory parade set a new record for the steel city there. >> more than 650,000 penguins fans jammed into the streets of downtown pittsburgh. the pen stanley cup victory parade. wound its way through the city's east end into a whole sea of fans at point state park. >> the number, 650,000. largest crowd in the history of pittsburgh and more than twice the size of the city actual population. >> my favorite. >> the city doubles in size. you know those are dedicated fans. >> people came from all over western pen for that.
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>> bay area charged up ready to celebrate the golden state warriors, championship win with a victory parade through downtown oakland this morning. over 1 million fans are expect add long the parade route which will culminate with a rally. forecast, sunny with a high of 77 degrees. can't ask for much better than that? >> perfect. yeah. so the wife of famed daredevil nick walenda set to barack a height report this morning. >> she plans to perform a series of maneuvers including hanging by her teeth and toes from a helicopter over niagara falls. now this comes on the fifth anniversary of nick walenda's televised walk over the falls. >> they say the stunt will break the height record set by nick sick yea six years ago when he huck by his teeth over branson missouri. >> most couples will say i di the dishes.
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well i dried them the they compete well i hung hundreds of feet over niagara falls by my teeth. yeah, i'll do it from a helicopter. >> wonder what their first date may have been like. that as well. >> good luck. we'll be watching. coming up. keeping the families on the road safe this summer. >> well are testing out the latest technology designed to save kids lives as they ride in the back seat. coming up next on "world news now". if you've got a life, you gotta swiffer
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♪ ♪ >> nice to see what apps the kids are using. life saving technology designed to keep kids safe riding in the back seat this summer. >> some legislators are fighting
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to make child safety alert systems mo s mandatorien all ca. abc's correspondent checked out three. >> reporter: the kind of dramatic videos every summer. toddlers and babies rescued from hot cars. experts believe these incidents are preventible. i can't think of anything more important in my vehicle than alerting me if a child has been left behind. >> reporter: now the children safety organization, kids and cars, as well as lawmakers are pushing for all cars to be built with a child alert system. >> there are technologies that can prevent that tragedy. we should do it right away. >> with several devices on the market. we tried three popular technologies meant to help remember your precious cargo in the back seat. a car seat with built-in technology. an alert system in stom general motors cars. and a popular traffic app. for demonstration i borrowed my
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producer's baby, ben. >> okay, ben, here we go. >> first up, sensor safe, exclusive technology in some car seats. >> this goes into your car's diagnostics. pretty simple. that receiver communicated with the car seat's smart chest clip letting the driver know through chimes whether a child is still in the seat after the car is turned off. >> there it is. it works. it goes off just seconds after we turn off the car. next, we look at general motors rear seat reminder system. feature uses back door sensors that activate whether either rear door is opened or closed within 10 minutes of the vehicle being started. or while the vehicle is running. when you reach your destination, you get a reminder on your dashboard. >> going to turn the car off. >> rear seat reminder. look in rear seat. >> what happens if i make a stop along the way. >> rear seat reminder there it is. and restart the car without
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owning the back door. >> i got out to get gas. see if i get the reminder when i turn the car off. >> no reminder. >> gm says their feature designed to remind drivers to check the back seat as they exit their vehicle under certain circumstances. >> for our last technology. we try out the popular traffic app, ways. it has the a setting that will remind you to check your back seat when you reach a destination, you entered into the app. but it went alert you during an impromptu stop. >> well have arrived. >> wow. i didn't even turn the car off the i have a child reminder. see. child reminder. check your car before you leave. >> one important thing using app based alerts. make sure your phone is charged. >> biggest mistake parents make is they feel this can happen to them. paula faris, abc news, new york. >> how cute is ben?
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♪ jump for my love ♪ jump in ♪ and feel my touch ♪ jump >> if you want to taste my kisses in the night then jump for my love. >> teenagers in wisconsin are jumping at the chance to land one of the most awesome summer jobs ever. >> a time honored tradition in lake geneva, trying out for position that requires jumping off and then back on to a mail boat as it is moving. andy choi of our milwaukee station has our story. >> jump. >> i don't know. seems to draw people in. it's a really unique thing. >> leap of faith for teens looking to find their summertime sea legs all while trying to stay dry. >> i don't thinning i would look to fall in.
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if it happens it happens. >> they are literally. jumping at the chance to make special deliveries as mail boat jumpers. a lake geneva tradition more than 100 years old. >> whoa. >> actually started in 1916. in those days necessity. this was a summer resort for wealthy. but wilderness. >> may bea novelty today. but the dozen kid trying out for the summer's six jumper spots. remain laser focused they deliver mail from a moving boat from pier to pier. >> run faster than you think that you should be. because, you'll be running and, say i'll make it back. turn around the boat will be almost gone. >> auditions are grueling test of speed. agility and confidence. obviously not every dry run -- is a dry run. >> whoa! >> i have not fallen in trials period. fallen in three times total. during the season. >> in an era when snail mail
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can't keep up with snapchat. >> lot of snapchats are taken during this trip. >> these fast moving teens say the nautical nature of this kind of snail mail is one of the hottest summer jobs around. in lake geneva, andy choi, wsn, 123 news. >> makes me nervous. >> love the kid, did the back flip. showing off. >> we have good training for this. just like getting into a new york city taxicab. i'm coming. can you please just slow down? >> running. >> no. >> i would be head first in the water. >> you would nail it. then i would push you in. >> yeah. perfect person to the platform. >> that's the news for this half-hour.
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this morning on "world news now" -- ambush on the baseball field. gunman opens fire on members of congress. >> several injured including one congressman in critical condition. we'll look at the latest in the investigation and how the gunman was finally killed. >> probing into the gunman's past, social media posts. slamming the president and even hillary clinton. plus, complaints by his neighbors as police say he was living in his van. >> then the main your report overnight. possible turning point in the russia probe. the president is now under investigation for possible obstruction of justice according to "the washington post." we have details ahead. >> and a psychic who admit mely failed to see his own fate. a car comes crashing into the restaurant where he is eating this morning. he is okay. but, he is the laughingstock of
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the psychic world. try to cheer him up on thursday, june 15th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> definitely something we can all use after the, the last 24 hours that we have had. very busy news day. but we are going to, start with what is, call for unity following the shooting rampage. gunman opening fire on congress. >> president trump and first lady to the hospital to visit congressman steve sa leacalise. the charity baseball game, the republican lawmakers were practicing for is actually a friendly match up against democratic scho iic colleagues go on. >> in a show of bipartisan support. republicans and democrats came together for a dinner last night. abc's lana zach with the latest. >> reporter: we are learning more about the suspected gunman,
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james hodgkinson whose life was start to unravel. his wife tells us he left for alexandria, virginia, two month as go without work. and investigators looking at social media and a cartoon, critical of steve scalise among the four shooting victims. president trump visiting the hospital wednesday. before the shooting began one congressman was approached by a stranger now believed to be hodgkinson. >> i did have an interact, with some one in the parking lot who asked me if team practicing was democrat, or republican? i told him they were republicans. he said, okay, thanks. moments later the gunshots, pierced the air. rand paul duck behind a tree. >> we had no arms. all we had was bats. >> others scurrying to the dugout. capitol hill police returned fire. >> not only chaotic. >> joe barton's 10-year-old son was on the field. members tried to protect him in the dugout.
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>> he had 25 dads. everybody out there was, was looking out for him. not just me. >> partisanship cast aside in shared disbelief. >> we are united in our shock, we are united in our anguish. an attack on one of us is an attack on all of us. >> amid calls to dial back on some of the -- some of the tense rhetoric that we have heard coming out of washington there is signs of solidarity and strength. one of those, that congressional baseball game that was scheduled for tonight will in fact continue raising money for charity, undeterred. with one slight edit. instead of republicans and democrats wearing their own uniforms, everybody will be wearing the same uniforms tonight. lsu in honor of congressman scalise. kendis, diane. >> of course, lana from louisiana. the president to attend the game, was supposed to attend the baseball game, because of security reasons he is not. he offered measured words in
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response to the shooting, denouncing it as a brutal assault. >> after sitting by scalise's bedside meeting with the family the president tweeted scalise was in tough shape but a real fighter. earlier the president addressed the nation from the white house and issued call for unity. >> we may have our differences but we do well in time like these to remember that everyone who serves in our nation's capital is here because awe buff all they love our country. we can all agree that we are blessed to be americans. that our children deserve to grow up in a nation of safety and peace. >> thepraised the capitol police officers he said if it weren't for their heroic actions lives would have been lost. >> officers were at the park to protect scalise who gets security detail because of his position as third highest ranking republican in the house. >> also details about the either
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whose were also injured in at taka. matt mika, lobbyist for tyson foods. shot multiple times also in critical condition. >> zach barth congressional aide from texas. despite his injury. barth was texting for help during the incident. already out of the hospital. u.s. capitol police officer, crystal griner shot in the ankle. officer david bailey treated for minor injury. both officers are expected to make a full recovery and are being hailed as heroes. this morning. >> wonderful they were there and able to act as quickly as they did. >> yeah. >> new of course in addition to examining exactly what happened. we are also examining the every aspect of the gunman's life. at least investigators are. now part of that investigation involves james hodgkinson's social media posts. >> yeah, the fbi is paying particular attention to his postings against president trump and -- republicans in general. here is abc's pierre thomas.
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>> reporter: police racing to the home of james hodgkinson, desperate search for clues about the would-be mass murderer killed in a shootout with police. trying to find a mow tich ftive man with strident political believes but no one knew. in the 66-year-old's hometown. southwestern illinois, shock. >> he was in a few fights and stuff like that. but nothing that would demonstrate violence as far as what he did. >> reporter: the fbi focused on these posts portraying a deep hatred for republicans, even calling president trump a tralt toi or. trump destroyed our democracy. time to destroy trump. and posted a cartoon. he joined anti-republican facebook groups. klein ud wg one dubbed term nate the republican party. he removed the face book page showing his support of bernie sanders. the senator confirming hodgkinson volunteered for the
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campaign. >> the alleged shooter at the republican baseball practice this morning, is some one who apparently volunteered on my presidential campaign. i am -- sickened by this despikable act. >> he had no love for hillary clinton either. posting a nomination for hillary equals a win for trumpable. there were run ins with the raw. history of petty violations and hints that violence could be coming. in police responded to a domestic incident in which hodgkinson was accused of striking a woman and hitting a neighbor in the face with a shotgun. misdemeanor charges were later dropped. two months ago, police were called to his illinois home after neighbors complained about dozens of shots being fired. >> i said i am going to call sheriff and report him. he was not stopping. he was given a warning. but his life apparent leap starting to unravel. his wife told us he left for alexandria, virginia two month
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as go, without work, allegedly living out of a gym bag. >> we believe the shooter has been living out of his vehicle. >> he would stop by the bar, eight blocks from the shooting site. >> i remember himexfreem -- extremely quiet. didn't make eye contact. could be staring when i was looking away or looking out the window a lot the. >> at this point they believe he acted alone. they want to be certain. nothing will be left to chance. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. >> some members of congress are reporting death threats after the shooting. that's now prompting a debate over security on capitol hill. and for lawmakers there. and to what degree we should be going to protect our lawmakers. >> yeah, many members of the congressional black caucus among others who went to speaker ryan ape few weeks ago to express their concern about their own save teach. and it is something that is going to be re-examined right now. you have town halls, all these events that congressional people go to that are, open to the
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public. no, no, no, sort of skurmt there. no security details. shocking that this has not happened before other than, of course, gabby giffords incident from 2011. >> in the midst of the debate. the question of what exactly that means is also up for debate. some are saying they need security detail like the whip had in this case. which is, the only reason this gunman was taken down so quickly. others are saying they need to be able to be armed wherever they go. >> used to live across the street from nancy pelosi in washington, d.c. remember jogging on the path. walking we hind her. walking behind her. she had a security detail there. >> leadership does. >> steps behind. >> others in skong res are thinking they need security as well. >> absolutely. absolutely. >> we'll have more from washington later in this half-hour. live updates on america this morning and "good morning america." there was another mass shooting in the country specifically in san francisco. three ups workers are dead, shot by a fellow driver, police say
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38-year-old jimmy lamb burst into the morning meeting bar and opened fire before killing himself as the police confronted him. a union official says lamb filed a grievance in march complaining he was working to much overtime. now, police sources also say he had a history of mental health problems. no word on exactly what might have set him off. two other ups drivers were also injured. >> president trump is report lead now under investigation for possible obstruction of justice t the washington poe says special count sell, robert mueller trying to determine if the president attempted to interfere with the probe into russian election meddling. sources tell the paper the investigation of the president started days after he fired fbi director james comey. mueller will interview dan coats and mike rogers, the president reportedly asked them beth to publicly denight any solution. and he allegedly wanted coats to get comby to back off the
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michael flynn investigation. the pmt attorney said it is out rapt just, inexcusable and illegal. >> been an amazing 24 hours in the news world. we are going to have new details on the story we were talking about big time last night. yesterday morning. that deadly high rise fire in london. the desperate measures taken by, many of those residents, trapped inside an inferno to save the lives of themselves and their children. >> coming up later, president trump's call for uniteam after the shooting at the baseball practice. is its enough to bridge the growing political di viet. >> remember to check out behind the scenes pics. you are watching "world news now." do you often wake up with chest congestion or suffer excess mucus? left untreated mucus can build up causing further problems. treat mucus buildup early with #1 doctor recommended mucinex 12 hour. the bi-layer tablet immediately releases to thin and loosen excess mucus
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the nine passengers were not injured. the driver was hurt. slightly. it is the second time in less than a month the horse, luke has done this so. he has been taken off duty until the vets check him out. >> breaking news from charleston, port area evacuated overnight. officials received a threat last night regarding container ship at a terminal, mersk memphis arrived in charleston from new york. federal, state, local law enforcement involved in the investigation. charleston the eighth busiest port in the country. >> jurors in the bill cosby sex assault case entered day four of deliberations. they now met for 27 hours. still no verdict. yesterday the panel asked for a read back of testimony from accuser andrea constandt and the detective who investigated her allegations. jurors heard part of a deposition in a civil case. the case against the officer who killed a man enters day four of deliberations after that jury
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was told to keep trying. officer janez charged with manslaughter for shooting castillo after he was legally armed. jurors could not reach a verdict. the judge encouraged them to re-examine their views saying not to surrender their honest opinion. >> criminal charges connicked to flint water crisis. michigan health and human services director among five accused of manslaughter all of this in a death of a man developed legionnaire's disease. prosecutors didn't alert the public to an jut barack of the disease. plint's water problems linked to legionnaires. >> authorities in london expecting a rise in the death toll in the high rise that killed 123 people. >> early morning inferno, forcing them to drop children from upper floors in a desperate attempt to save them. here is abc's james longwood. >> reporter: a 24-story building up in flames.
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explosions. fire balls and residents trapped inside. >> this resident streaming live on facebook. >> we're stuck on the 23rd floor. >> some seen dropping down ropes fastened from bed sheets. attempting escape. >> a lady appeared at the window. i am about to throw my baby. please catch the baby. >> the baby survived and nearly 10 story fall. caught by a bystander. serious questions raised about why the fire spread so rapidly and whether fire alarms were working properly. police say 12 victims so far. residents are complaining their prior warnings abut the building's safety were ignored. fire crews have scoured the building, at this point it will be to look for bodies. authorities say the death toll is likely to keep rising. >> our thanks to james longman in west london. coming up. putting aside politics in the
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face of tragedy. >> hear how president sounded s president obama the last time a member of congress was shot. you're watching "world news now". that's instantly smoother and tangle free. because strong is beautiful. ♪ new lysol kitchen pro eliminates 99.9% of bacteria without any harsh chemical residue. lysol. what it takes to protect.
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we can all agree we are blessed to be americans the that our children deserve to grow up in a nation of safety and peace. and that we are strongest when
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we are unified. and when we work together for the common good. >> president trump reacting to news of the shooting yesterday at that congressional baseball practice. >> overnight the president and the first lady visited with some of the victims of the shooting. but the president's message yesterday sounding strikingly similar to that of former president barack obama reacting to the last time a member of congress was shot. gabby giffords, after she was targeted in a similar way in 20 2011. take a listen. this is more than a tragedy for those involved. it is a tragedy for arizona and a tragedy for our entire country. ,0 what am cans do at time of tragedy is come together and support each other. we are going to get to the bottom of this and through this. but in the meantime, i think all of us need to make sure we are offering our thoughts and prayers.
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>> pretty similar theme there. working together. and creating a better tomorrow. for future generations. barack obama in 2011. and we heard president trump there yesterday. there was a little bit of bipartisan uniteam thy took pla after gabby gifford. remember state of the union, republicans, democrat didn't sisit apart. sat together. didn't last long. >> the tone has changed. in terms of the similarities of the messages. interesting that -- that president trump, president obama had similar speeches. if you look at what the house speakers also said. in the aftermath. er ryan sayinn attack on one of us is an attack on all of us. speaker boehner said, an attack on one who serves is an attack on all who serve. >> maybe a return to unity in
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the whack ake of the gaffifford shooting. we'll be right back. whoooo.
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♪ ♪ >> we are going to start your "the mix" on thursday with a real battle taking place in lubbock, texas. know huh to do things bigger in texas. that they do. it is a sign war taking place between a wendy's and a pure water shop. across the street. wendy's fires off this, saying anything you can brew we can brew better. try our fruitea chillers. fruitea chillers. >> fruit with tea. very creative. >> good thing our tea is stronger than your sign game. >> ooh. pure water throwing down. snap. >> they continue. everyone knows wendy's squares
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up you ain't about that life. burgers aren't the only things square at wendy's. >> ooh. pure water. two. >> for the win. tour water. >> wendy's parking only violators will be served pure water. >> ooh. >> you better check yourself before you wreck yourself, wendy's. >> you can do better, pure walter. >> pure water won that battle. >> oh, yeah. all right. on to a man who didn't win a battle against a car. clay robinson was just eating at an arizona restaurant. >> oh. >> when his car just plows in. send him air born. pins him against the wall. there he was eating his eggs when out of nowhere i look down and my leg has a car on it. doctors say a miracle he managed to walk away from the whole thing. the part that wasn't so much miracle. blare robinson is a psychic. he says he didn't see it coming.
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>> he knew that was coming. thamt t the kicker, the friend he was eating with also a psychic. also no idea the car was going to fly through the window. >> the other one, hiring that psychic. you know what, that right there, dangerous spot. going to sit ore heefver here. >> enjoy your eggs. >> check ow the mom in the uk. art student. or recent art student. decided to turn her hedge there into a photo, into her son. >> she also did it with her partner. >> the hair. >> 51 jeer old partner there. >> look at it. not bad. >> his hair would have been easier. >> her daughter is peeved hasn't done her daughter. >> jealous. how much would you pay for a prime parking spot? >> $200 a month.
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this morning on "world news now," the chilling moment gunfire rang out on the baseball field, leaving a congressman in critical condition as so many ran for cover. >> that horrific shooting is bringing some unity to the nation's capital with democrats and republicans coming together for a special baseball game. and this half-hour, >> the parents of otto warmbier expect discuss their son's condition. he is home in a coma after being in north korea for a year. >> and the time, the battle between the two nicest humble fighters in the world is officially happening. mayweather/mcgregor. trash talking under way.
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plus mayweather's social media challenge that nobody is talking about. or actually taking seriously. it is thursday, june 15th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." we can say good morning to you, everybody on this thursday. a busy one. start the half-hour with the show of bipartisan support after that attack on republican lawmakers during a batting practice in, in, suburban washington, d.c. >> annual charity baseball game preparing for between democrats and republicans will go on as planned tonight. president trump stopped by the hospital last night to see republican congressman, steve scalise in critical condition. >> police are now looking into the past of the deceased gunman who had railed against president trump on social media. >> the first gunshot sent
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members of congress racing for cover as police then engaged the gunman in a shootout. >> here is some of what the people in the park saw and heard. [ continuous gunfire ] [ gunfire ] [ gunshots ] >> everybody get down! [ gunfire ]
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[ gunfire ] >> that was video captured by a man who happened to be walking his dog at the time. it is just unbelievable how long it goes on for. >> yeah. just so you know that was about a minute and a half that we, we played out there. it is longer than that. it just gives you a sense of how long that, that, that encounter was. couple of thoughts about it. you can hear the man breathing heavily. and then you see all the folks scurrying around. imagining how trapped the
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congressional members might have felt. >> you can hear, police officers saying put the gun down. put the gun down. hearing all the shots. means the gunman is still armed at the time after all the shots fired. >> investigators are now looking into every aspect of that gunman, james hodgkinson's life. the 66-year-old home inspktor had not been working recently. >> his social media posts demonstrated hatred for republicans. hodgkinson once called president trump a traitor online. and belonged to a facebook group called terminate the republican party. the fbi believes he had been in the washington area since march. and was living out of a van. he was familiar to the staff at a bar a few blocks away from the shooting scene. >> he would come in and -- watch golf a lot. middle of the day, typically. and he would always come in by himself. the first time, i met him, he was -- he was a little bit odd. he would -- just sit there by himself real quiet.
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struck me as a very introverted person. and, rubbed me the wrong way. >> hodgkinson had a series of runins with the law two months ago received a warning from police at his home in illinois after neighbors come planned of him firing dozens of shots. >> despite at take. the house will be in session. >> victims who were wounded are starting their long recovery journey. mary bruce tells us more about them. >> reporter: congressman, steve scalise was looking for wrd to the big game. >> couldn't make my high school team. kind of bloomed later in life. >> reporter: the louisiana lawmaker, raging cajuns fan calling his wife before surgery. also hit, zach barth, congressional aide, posting he was in the hospital but okay. lobbyist matt mika one of the team's coaches shot in the chest. in critical condition. an those two heroic officer, crystal griner shot in the
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ankle. david bailey, nine year veteran of the capital police suffering minor injuries. both there to protect scalise but protecting so many more. >> scalise gets security because he is in leadership. had scalise not been there it would have been a massacre there would be no we to defend yourself. >> reporter: congressman, rodney davis of illinois the team catcher was at bat when shots rang out. we show him the shooter's photo. >> makes me nauseous to find out he may be from my home state. the hate just over political differences has ratcheted up to where it becomes entertainment value. and that has to stop. it's my breaking point. i'm going to do everything i can to make it stop. >> reporter: and moments of untee. the imagine the dugout. democratic team praying for their republican colleagues. and in the halls of congress.
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>> an attack on one of us is an attack on all of us. >> reporter: that congressional baseball game will go on tonight. that show of unity extending to the baseball diamond here in washington. democrats and republicans feeling it send a strong message that americans will not back down to fear. one republican who was on the field explained it, we all agree, we need to play ball. mary bruce, abc news, capitol hill. and the democratic baseball team did more than just pray for their republican colleagues. >> they invited members of the republican team to have dinner with them last night. louisiana democrat, cedric richmond brought crawfish in honor of scalise from louisiana the two are good friends. the republican team manager, gentlemen barton of texas called the dinner invitation a gracious and generous offer. >> this baseball game tonight at nationals park in d.c., one that goes back for more than century. first one in 1909. and that time they said it had been brewing for weeks. looking back at some old photos
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of them in their republican and democratic outfits. classic 1909. you would imagine. >> the moments we often dent see in washington. we look at division, all the heated moments. all the rhetoric, we often don't see the fun moments where people from both parties come together. and just enjoy something as simple as a good baseball game. in this case, of course the game is going to take on so much more meaning. instead of the usual tradition to wear opposing uniforms as most baseball teams do. they will be wearing the same uniform in an effort to show unity. >> l u.s. all right. well we are tracking all the latest developments in the changing story with updates through out morning. >> special counsel investigating russian interference in the election reportedly looking into whether president trump tried to obstruct justice. sources tell "the washington post" robert mueller is planning to interview the director of national intelligence and head of the nsa following reports that the president had asked them to intervene in the russia probe.
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abc's cecelia vega has more. >> reporter: yeah, this report says essentially president trump its now part of this investigation. personally. that they're looking into, possible obstruction of justice of course former fbi director james comey recent leap testified he told the president he was not personally part of the investigation. under his tenure. this seems to have changed. we did get a statement from the president's legal team. they're calling this a leak that is outrageous, inexcusable and illegal. >> thank you. robert mueller was on capitol hill yesterday. meeting with the leaders of the senate intelligence committee. aides say they want to make sure that their parallel investigations on russian interference and possible collusion with the trump campaign don't interfear with one another. >> ups driver in san francisco killed three of his co-workers before turning the gun on himself. he burst into the morning meeting before drivers left to make deliveries. and then opened fire. two other drivers were injured.
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a union official says lamb had filed grievance earlier this year. complaining that he was working too much overtime. but sources say, lamb was a loner who had mental health issues and was estranged from his wife. >> authorities in london are monitoring stability of a high rise apartment tower almost completely scorched. the death toll is up to at least 12 people. officials say that number is all but certain to rise. more than 70 other people have been treated for injuries. churches and mosques near the building provieding services for residents who escape with virtually nothing but what they were wearing. the landlord of the building says they're cooperating with fire investigators. >> we have individually to show you now of a special save involving a buy and his dog. >> 2-year-old buy and puppy were strapped in a steaming hot car in new jersey. the toddler's grandmother accidentally locked them inside. you can see, pair of state troop ears rife on the scene. and they tell grandma, smash the
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window. >> she did. and they got the boy. and his puppy. everyone is okay. >> just need to get the car fixed. but it is understandable. >> sure they're happy to do that part. >> coming up the latest problem with united airlines. the packed airliner here leaking fuel. see how this ended. >> dodge ball its back. how a charity campaign has reunited the cast of the 2004 cult classic including, ben stiller and vince vaughn. could we see the sequel? coming up next in "the skinny." first, a look at today's forecast. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by fisher investments. whoooo.
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and lasts for 12 hours. learn more at treat excess mucus with mucinex 12 hour and enjoy living well. fuel leak you are seeing stopped a transatlantic flight before it started. this is video from inside united flight 170 tuesday evening. scheduled to fly from newark, new jersey to venice, italy. the crew was alerted to the problem. flight was canceled. no word on what caused the leak. >> we'll learn more today about american student, otto warmbier, the 22-year-old in a cincinnati hospital after returning from north korea in a coma. he spent a year in prison there.
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overnight, north korea said it released warmbier on humanitarian grounds. his parents are holding a news conference this morning. where they're likely to accuse north korea of terrorizing and brutalizing their son. the hospital will update warmbier's condition this afternoon. >> federal reserve raising short term interest rates by .25%. the nation's central bank says the economy is doing well and showing increasing strength. the fed's move will have greatest effect on credit cards and adjustable rate mortages. auto loans and interest paid on savings won't change all that much. >> former vice president joe biden might be out of office but still slaying hearts. >> check out his latest instance of pda going viral. shall we? >> oh. oh, look at her excitement. so we are not sure which
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commencement speech this was. >> ah! >> but we do know, spoken at a few this year. this is what is going down. good for joe and good on her. she's excited. >> really committed. >> people try to pose for a photo. they do the weird thing where they keep their face an inch or two away from yours. he went right in >> she became fan girl. >> pretty happy about it. >> coming up, floyd mayweather's social media challenge. >> dodge ball part ii. you are watching "world news now."
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♪ ♪ skinny ♪ ♪ so skinny >> all right. it is "the skinny" time. we are focusing on sports this morning. >> well, kind of. at least, we are talking dodge ball. the hit film starring ben stiller and vince vaughn. and whole bunch of other very funny folks.
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>> yesterday, stiller released video promoting, his charity, reprising role of obnoxious dwight goodman. >> before crossfit, before paleo. >> before -- >> long time, pal. sticking with the hair choice, strong move. >> yes, i am sticking with the hair choice. hello, kate. you are looking sensual. >> are you okay? >> i just threw up in my mother a little. it happens. i'm good. >> by the way, christine taylor, stiller's soon to be ex-wife. they were in the original together. recently split after 17 years of marriage. they're in hollywood. >> clearly keeping a good sense of humor. good on them. >> still spending screen time together. >> i love this movie by the way. my favorite line. >> what is your favorite line. >> ouch. >> if you can dodge a bench you
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can dodge a ball. >> that was in a wrench. harder than a wrench. a pen. >> dodge a pen. >> not very good at dodge ball or pen ball. speaking with the sports theme here, the big news, match between two outspoken and most humble guys in the world, is on. >> yeah. unstoppable boxing champion, floyd mayweather jr. and ufc bad boy connor mcgregor officially facing off. a mega fight people. going down in vegas on august 26th. >> mcgregor shared excitement on social media talking trash and making fun of his opponent's age with a pic of floyd mayweather the senior. >> meanwhile, mayweather jr., who has a lot of money, has issued a new social media challenge. >> tired of people on social media, like they live a certain lifestyle when they really don't.
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so the mayweather challenge is, showing the people how you really live. the mayweather challenge. let's go. >> so, let's go. anybody answering the call to mayweather challenge. let's check in with the big ballers, the shop callers, here is, kyle, keeping it real with his 2012 honda civic with 103,000 miles needs to be watched in front of his parent any house where he lives. #mayweather challenge. here is another person showing off their gourmet dinner, eating, eating good with some raman, think from bowwow. actually. his dinner in coach class. >> got a mayweather challenge for you. >> check out this stack. >> $1. >> 2, 3, 4. >> where are the benjamins. >> hamilton? >> it's all right. this, this -- this could get you in the champagne room some where. probably not. >> gene simmons of legendary rock group kiss, known for business and prowess.
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♪ ♪ >> music means, you don't, time for our in box. there is plenty that you our viewers have been sounding off on social media about. >> right. first take this opportunity to thank you guys for showing us some love for our new promotional images? >> graphics folks, do a great job of making us look as if we are likable individuals. and you guys agree, right? allison comments on facebook. frank is awesome. diane and kendis are great too. >> gee, thanks, allison. frank is in promotional clip.
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>> valerie ann says, i think we need a polka dedicate to frank, our favorite wnn addition. >> why is frank getting all the love. >> seeing a pattern here. >> not everybody into frank. ray posted, not the bunny! with a clip from monti python's holy grail. can't trust the rabbits. cold-blooded killers. >> what, frank is a sweetheart? >> look. not the bunny. >> yes! exactly. >> got to train fran tubing do that when you get out of line. >> how is that different than every day. >> let's move on to hair. >> sure about that? >> from hair to hair. that might have been inspired by frank. >> had a little fun on a slow news night. decided she want to mix things up a little bit. >> makeup and hair. >> apparently though. >> what? >> it's a good look. new style. >> i toed to use something similar to that to get fox tv back in the 80s. >> little rabbit ears.
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>> antenna. >> some one on twitter pointed out the new loki look. the norse god from thor. who wore it best? >> i would have to say because you are my co-anchor, loki. >> thanks a lot. >> all right. some of you look to use socialed me y to point out our mistakes. much as we appreciate the attention to detail, feel free to let some of those slide. >> and you all know your names, sam, but beyond that. there is this. the geek alabama tweeted this to us saying. something tells me it is not 999 degrees outside, or we all be dead. here's the deal, it really was 999 degrees. a heat wave. >> hot out there. >> did you not hear us talk about the heat wave all week long in 3/3 of the country. don't question our facts. real news.
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making news in america this morning, a congressman fighting for his life after a gunman opens fire on a baseball practice. this morning all the victims are identified as members of congress unite. an attack on one of us is an attack on all of us. >> overnight the president and first lady visit the hospital as the fbi searches the scene. plus, new details on the shooter. his support for bernie sanders. the facebook post explaining why he hated republicans and the heroic capitol police who stopped him. president trump is being investigated for obstruction of justice. overnight the white house is reacting to the new report. and hang on. a woman clings to a vehicle while it drives down a highway. what led up to


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