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but has there been anything you've never asked your mom? that you always wanted to ask? >> can i have more pocket money? >> i think my mom and i are pretty open. >> i don't feel like there's anything left unsaid. >> well it's saul asked people from zero to 100, what they would ask their mom if they could. they got some interesting responses. >> that's a question that's been with me all my life. >> i i've always wanted to ask my mom if she's had any regrets in life. >> that's one thing i always wanted to ask. >> but some moms became very int spektive and very thoughtful. >> i wanted to know what her mom was like because i never got to meet her real mom. >> there were questions that dealt with the matter of the heart. >> what makes you happy, mom. >> it's really interesting as a woman to learn about your mom as she was a young adult and then becoming a woman.
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finding out like her crushes, people she might have been in love with. >> what it was like with her first crush. >> this 69-year-old man said he wish he could go back, not ask a question, but show her the appreciation he had for what she did. >> i really wanted to apologize for some things that i said to her during my teens that were really -- >> we all wish we could do that. >> oh yeah. >> i mean they literally went to a foreign land, no money, no language skills and they built this beautiful home for their kids. and i'm like, oh man how do you do that in. >> i remember my mom and dad went out to hong kong when it was like the wild east and lived this crazy life. i would love to hear that story a bit more. >> could you use this video as a jumping-off point to have a conversation with your parents, mom or dad and set up the camera and do the interview you always wanted to do with your parents.
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maybe using some of these questions. >> thanks for watching, we appreciate it. see you next time on "rtm"! ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪aredo takes a turn, and the car seat holding a 1-year-old flies out of the rear door. a driver behind the suv gets out to help the child. turns out the child suffered a few scrapes, but luckily, that's all. the driver was cited for having an unrestrained child in the car. johnny depp is the latest celebrity whose comments about donald trump stirring controversy. >> the 54 year old pirates of the caribbean star was at an arts festival in england when he made a comment that appeared to be about assassinating the president. >> i think he needs help. but i'd like, when was the last
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time an actor asasassinated a president? >> well, of course you recall john wilks booth who assassinated president lincoln. criticism is already under way, and the secret service is aware of that comment. >> could be looking at a kathy griffin controversy. and we are learning more about the bill cosby sex assault trial. >> it was an emotional process that lasted nearly a week, and more than 50 hours. here's abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: inside bill cosby's sexual assault trial. a juror tells abc news that when that jury started deliberations, in an informal poll, the majority voted for acquittal on all three counts. that juror calls it grueling and emotional, inside a tiny room
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not large enough to even pace. one juror even punched a concrete wall. another juror, who won't say how he voted tells wtae, the case took a toll on the jury and cosby. >> i wondered if he was going to be able to finish, because he looked really weathered. >> reporter: david asked dan abrams if that could come up in a retrial. >> there was a teeny room, not even enough to pace, but fists into walls? this could come up again. >> you can expect the defense to file a motion and say, look, they were ready to acquit. if the room hadn't been so terrible and the situation hadn't been so bad, bill cosby would have been acquitted. >> reporter: at times, the jury was evenly divided. but at one point, one juror says on the final full day of deliberations, the jury voted 10-2, finding cosby guilty of an encounter without consent. and guilty on the charge that he
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gave andrea constand drugs without her knowledge. in the end, a deadlock and a mistrial. as for cosby, he's now planning a series of town halls to talk to young people. >> we want to educate the public and the world on how to avoid these things and present themselves. >> reporter: prosecutors vow to try cosby again. but one juror says they shouldn't waste their time. >> it would be a waste of money, because the man has already suffered the loss of his career and earnings over the past 11 years. >> reporter: but that is not enough for the prosecutor, who says he wants the retrial to begin as soon as possible. linsey davis, abc news, new jersey. >> our thanks to linsey davis. a lot of people were like, what? they were scratching their heads. we're going to stay tuned on that one. but coming up, the sharp-tongued late night host facing a lawsuit.
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>> he took on the coal industry, now the coal industry is firing back. what did he say? that's next. 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 and lasts for 12 hours. learn more at mucinex.com treat excess mucus with mucinex 12 hour and enjoy living well. it says you apply the blue one ok, letto me. this. here? no. have a little fun together, or a lot. k-y yours and mine. two sensations that work together, so you can play together.
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♪ well, i was born a coal miner's daughter ♪ ♪ in a cabin on a hill >> that's my second-favorite song about the coal industry. >> what's your first? >> loretta lynn about the coal industry, and the coal industry has been a major part of the political debate. >> john oliver spoke out about the issue and now is being sued by one of the most powerful players in the industry. serena marshall is here with more. >> and he's never been one to shy away from the tough issues. and he also wasn't last sunday in the episode last week tonight
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where he took on the country's largest coal mining company and the man behind the business. in his traditional satireway. >> a cease and desist letter is something we've never received in this show. >> reporter: taking on the coal magnate with a tendency to sue, which i ignored. >> let's talk about bob murray. >> reporter: even taunted that sooes and desist. in a 24-inch segment examining the president's promise to revitalize the coal industry. it took aim at the ceo of murray industry. charging him and his company of being on the side of black lung. and well, he wasn't the only ceo oliver took aim at in the
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segment. >> coal ceos constantly claim it's us against then. >> reporter: a lethal combination of comedy and facts. he spent nearly half the program on the ceo who has the president's ear. >> he said, tell your coal miners, i've got their back. >> i didn't really plan for so much of this piece to be about you. but you kind of forced my hand on that one. and i know that you are probably going to sue me, but you know what? i stand by everything i said. >> reporter: murray energy following through on their threat, following wednesday calling the segment a deliberate attempt to assassinate the character of murray and blatantly false and concocted. talking about coal. >> we're putting our miners back to work. >> reporter: but according to the bureau of labor and statistics, there have only been about 1,000 coal jobs added
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since january. hbo stood by oliver saying we do not believe anything in the show violated mr. maury's or murray energy's rights. it's not the first time mr. murray has sued. i has filed nine lawsuits against news organizations between 2001 and 2015 for reports they saw as credible. >> you can only win the suit if you can prove it was untrue and a number of other problems, so he can't just say oh, i don't like that coverage. >> yeah. >> it's just the beginning of this legal battle. and we saw hbo standing by john oliver, and it will be interesting to watch this weekend's episode to see if it comes up again. >> he reacted before it happened. >> i know you're probably going to sue me, but so be it. >> since murray likes to sue, we're not going to say another word about it as a journalist here. >> it will be interesting to keep an update on the case. thanks for watching it for us. >> of course, thank you.
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up next, what's being called the most toxic movie of the year. >> it sounds like a winner. ♪
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all right, if you are keeping cool this weekend by heading to the movies, we've got you covered. >> we're going to start with the fifth entry in the transformers franchise. >> five. >> humans are again at war with the transformers, and the key to saving man kind lies in an unlikely alliance of characters. an english lord, an oxford professor and an assistant. >> it's like the thanksgiving day parade, jimmy j. >> you hired me from a want ad. does that constitute super power? that is an alien dinosaur.
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>> so of course, that's mark wahlberg. anthony hopkins is in it. transformers is scoring a dismal 15%, splat on rotten tomatoes. james here with real views calls it an orgy of incoherence. >> wow, he felt strongly about that one. >> that areere's got to be pepto-bismol for that. and michael bay's latest is 2017's most toxic. that says a lot. >> ouch, these are painful to raid. the big sick is based on the real-life courtship of the star and his now wife, emily gordon. now when emily contracts a
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mysterious illness and slips into a coma, he has to try to bridge the cultural divide with her parents played by ray. >> what's your stance on 9/11? >> it was a tragedy. i mean, we lost 19 of our best guys. >> huh? >> that was a joke, obviously. 9/11 was a terrible tragedy, and it's not funny to joke about it. >> no joking here. the critics are loving the big sick, giving it a whopping 97% certified fresh on rotten tomatoes. it's called a superbly well-timed story of culture clash that resolve noose a lovely tale of mutual understanding and acceptance. and it was c le
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this morning on "world news now," the obamacare overhaul. >> some republicans insist it will make insurance more affordable. but not all are on board. we'll have the reaction. and the cleanup has begun across the gulf coast region. cindy battered it with winds, rain and tornados. then taking a stand. these students were told they can't wear shorts to school, so they found a way around the rule. we're going to take a look at the dress code protest coming up. >> free the knee. and the cia scandal you weren't expecting. the agents alleged scam involving, wait for it, vending machines. we've had a similar epidemic here at abc with snacks going missing all the time. but now we have incriminating
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video evidence. it's a "world news now" who done it on this friday june 23rd. from abc news, this is "world news now." big investigation going on here now. >> brian ross is busy investigating a number of different things, we actually got him to tap in and figure out who was stealing from our vending machine. >> we will solve that mystery for you in a little bit. but we're going to start this half hour off with the latest reaction on republicans trying to replace obamacare. >> the new plan slashes medicated for the poor and offers tax cuts for higher-income americans. former president obama said the heart of the legislation was what he called fundamental meanness. and some republicans are failing to vote for it. >> republicans who crafted it said it will make insurance more affordable and are eager to put it to a vote next week. mary bruce has more.
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>> reporter: the senate republican health care bill, crafted in secrecy finally arrived on capitol hill, and it was met with fury. >> the government wants to kill me! >> reporter: angry protesters, many in wheelchairs, staking out mitch mcconnell's office, refusing to leave and dragged out, 43 people arrested. for weeks, the bill has been kept under lock and khey. few are racing to defend it. >> obviously it's a process that deserves debate. >> it's the best bill possible in very difficult circumstances. >> reporter: across the country, americans have flooded town halls, concerned they could lose their coverage if and when obamacare is repealed and replaced. >> well, what kind of insurance do you have? >> reporter: under the senate bill, americans will no longer be required to have health insurance.
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they could buy insurance with tax credits and some could end up paying a lot more for less. for instance, if you're a single person making $42,000 a year, you could not qualify for any tax credits to help purchase coverage. it also proposed major cuts to medicaid, rolling back obamacare's expansion. right now it covers one out of five americans. >> it puts medicaid on a more sustainable path. >> reporter: hardest hit, low income and elderly. >> yet again a tax bill disguised as a health care bill. >> reporter: the two other questions surround preexisting conditions. the senate bill would give states the ability to drop requirement that insurers cover essential treatments like maternity care and emergency room visits. and when it comes to the fight over covering people with preexisting conditions, the
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senate bill would not change the rules already set by obamacare. but this will likely be a major sticking point with house republicans. their bill allows states to opt out of requiring insurance companies to cover those preexisting conditions. last month, the president celebrated that bill but then privately called it mean. when asked if the senate version is kinder -- >> little negotiation, but it's going to be great. >> reporter: and right now this current bill isn't going anywhere. republicans can only afford to lose two votes, and right now at least four republican natters say they are not on board. conservatives like rand paul say it doesn't do enough to repeal obamacare while moderates like susan collins are objecting to a measure to defund planned parenthood. there is a lot to do if they hope to have this vote next week. mary bruce, abc news, capitol hill. >> and many others are waiting to see what the budget office says about it.
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after stringing the country along for week, president trump is finally admitting that he does mott hanot have tapes of h conversations with james comey. he tweeted, i have no idea whether there are tapes or recordings of my conversations with james comey, but i did not make and do not have any recordings. this comes after his cryptic tweet saying that comey better hope there are no tapes. it led to the appointment of a special prosecutor. lawmakers give the president until today to hand over any tapes that might exist. and now they're cleaning up in the gulf coast region from what was tropical storm cindy. it weakened to a tropical deprigs as it crossed land, but it brought heavy rain, winds and flooding. and even tornados. winds were clocked at 120 miles per hour.
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and a tornado destroyed several buildings and businesses along interstate 20. >> it lasted about two or three minutes and was gone. >> we came out and there's all this destruction around here. >> the water had risen so high, it was fixing to get into our truck. >> the national weather service says about 12 inches has fallen in some spots along the gulf coast this week. >> cindy will cause problems today as well as into the weekend. >> justin povick is tracking that for us. >> tropical rainstorm cindy moving off to the north and ooi east. the rain continues to be a huge concern, and notice it making its move into the virginias as we venture into early saturday. so we're going to see that threat for heavy rain lift its way off to the north. still looking at very heavy downpours along interstate 40 but shifting north toward the greater ohio valley.
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d diane, kendis? an investigation is under way in los angeles into a horrible set of circumstances that lete ld to the death of a 17-year-old boy. a deputy fired his gun at a pit bull that had already bitten another deputy and charging toward him. a bullet ricocheted off the ground and apparently struck and killed the teenager who had been helping restrain the dog. the pit bull was also euthanized. a horrible situation thayer. and south of minneapolis, the aclu is calling for an investigation into this video. they say it shows a drug task force agent pulling a suspect over and kneeing and punching him. prosecutors say it shows only the end of the intcident. they say the suspect tailgated and threatened them. a man is charged with trying to help isis. prosecutors say the 30 year old husband and father was planning
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to go to syria. they say he helped a friend join the terror group. he's being held without bail and faces up to 20 years in prison if convicted. and iraq's prime minister is calling it a formal declaration of defeat by isis after the destruction of a historic mosque in mosul. iraq's government says isis militants blew up that mochx as they retreated from the area. it had towered over the area for 850 years and is where isis declared a caliphate three years ago. the lieder of the u.s. coalition calls it a crime against all of iraq. and a mississippi law seen as antilgbt is now in effect. it allows businesses and business owners and government employees to deny service to same-sex couples based on religious beliefs. the new decision reverses a lower court one. opponents plan to appeal. teenage boys have found a
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way to skirt the issue of not being able to wear shorts to school. >> the keyword, skirt. some of the guys wanted to wear shorts but school rules prohibit them from doing so. >> so a few dozen boys decided, well, fine, we'll wear skirts to school. the school is now considering a change in policy. >> and will allow the boys to wear skirts? >> they have not aye lelaborate. the girls are allowed to wear skirts year round. these kids say it's hot, summer and we should not have to wear pants. >> and we have taken it on for our own. i have taken it on our own. okay. so i've taken it on my own to free the knee. #free the knee. join the debate, join the movement. if women can free the knee, so should men.
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>> that's the tease, bub. >> one of the students said the skirt was quite refreshing. >> oh, was it? i like it. >> because of the freeing of the knee part. >> i wanted to wear one of diane's skirts, but i couldn't fit. coming up, hitting the road this fourth of july, as a record number of people travel this holiday, the trip could be costing more than it has to. what you need to know about trimming those surging insurance premiums. and new guidelines for women under 50 considering getting a mammogram. why doctors are now urging some women to think twice and remember to find us on facebook, wnnfans.com, and twitter,. >> you're watching "world news now." you won't see these folks at the post office. they have businesses to run. they have passions to pursue. how do they avoid trips to the post office?
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that's a florida photographer photographing a gator up close when it lunges at him. the gator bites down on the photographer's tripod. but luckily, the photographer moves quickly and did manage to get away. >> no way. i think i'm good. many women are in the dark about heart disease. researchers found that nearly half of women in the u.s. don't know that heart disease is the number one killer among women. 400,000 women died from heart disease last year. that's higher than deaths in women from all types of cancer combined. in the meantime, america's obgyns are updating guidelines for bris cancer. they say women should talk to their doctor about the risk for ma'am gr mammograms before starting regular screenings. they say think should start 50 years old until at least 75
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years old. many people will hit the roads. >> many are trying to save money by driving instead of flying. but think don't realize they may be trading in high airfares for high car insurance premiums. >> reporter: a record number of americans gearing up to travel this fourth of july. many planning to hit the road. the cost of car insurance up more than 30% in the last five years. >> oh, hello. >> reporter: you've seen the ads. >> this can't be happening. >> this can't be happening. >> reporter: but it turns out nearly 40% of drivers haven't shopped around for better rates in almost three years. so we hit the streets. when's the last time you shopped for car insurance? >> a long time ago. >> i've had my car insurance for about 14 years now. >> reporter: you don't remember the last time you shopped for car insurance. >> no. no. >> reporter: it's been a while. >> yeah. >> reporter: what do you think of car insurance premiums? >> you don't want to now.
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>> reporter: using websites like nird w nerd wallet, you can shop around to find the best deal. plus cut 30% off your bill by installing a gps device like this offered by many insurers. it rewards you for being safe behind the wheel. families with teenagers on their plan can save up to 30% by having them take a driver's class and getting good grades in school. rebec rebecca jarvis. >> shy kie kind of reminded my flo from progressive. >> you can combine with your homeowners and save. coming up, how the nba draft is turning more and more into fashion week. yes. some stuck with the classic black. others added a dash more color. we will check out our nba rid carpet. >> and first, the big sick.
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a romantic comedy hitting theaters this weekend getting a lot of love from critics. >> it involves a man from
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pakistan and his real-live romance with an american woman. >> i know you said you don't need me this day, but i think i'm just going to wait anyway. >> you guys broke up. i'm not sure why you're here. >> reporter: the big sick is a true story following a pakistani and a cross cultural girl friend who's in a coma. >> it's real life stuff that happened to me and my wife emily. >> reporter: why did the real emily not appear in the film? >> she's not an actress. >> i have to tell you something. i've been dating this girl. she's white. >> it's okay. we hate terrorists. >> reporter: i had not told his fairly traditional parents that i had a white girlfriend. they met when she heckled him at a stand-up show in chicago. >> you really shouldn't heckle
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kmie comedians. >> i didn't heckle you. i just woo-hooed. >> the x-files is your favorite show? >> my parents are very happy and i have a lot of cousins with arranged marriage and think seem to be very happy. >> reporter: which you don't seem to regret. >> no. no. no. first of all, we wouldn't have got and movie out of it. a movie about a guy who listens to his parents. and there's really no conflict at all. >> reporter: i grew up in pakistan and had never shake and woman's hand when he showed up at grinnell college, iowa. >> the first time my parents met my wife, she was my wife. and you know what they did? they threw a big pakistani wedding. have sex with an immigrant. we're going through a tough time right now. >> reporter: you can't just be a funny guy. you've got to be the muslim pakistani comic to a degree,
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right? >> i riley fit the pressure when i first started doing it, because i literally started at this end of 2001, so when i would get on stage, really had to address it. >> reporter: the real-life emily helped write the script. but zoe casan plays her. >> we haven't had sex yet. >> i'm not that kind of girl. >> reporter: did you fancy her a little bit as well? >> zoe? she's great. no comment on your question. i did ask emily not to be on set during the scenes where me and zoe had to make out. i asked emily to not be there. >> reporter: because you wanted to just enjoy it, right? >> will, i, no comment. no, i just felt like why am i turning red? >> reporter: los angeles. >> and as we told you, the critics are loving that movie. >> critics are also loving frank! and he's here.
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♪ time now for "the mix." and frank is in the house, back by popular demand. we have to start with a story about the cia, very serious. 3,000 members of the agency have been fired because they stole from the vending machine. $3,000 worth of food. >> they stole, not secrets. not anything major. m & ms. >> the cia found out, and now they're all gone. but here's the thing. we have a problem like this here at abc. so we decided we're going to launch our own investigation, and we found our culprit, ladies and gentlemen. >> no. frank! >> what? >> no way, i've been, i've been
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wapgt the doritos. >> the oreos. >> the oreos too? >> there he is with the doritos. >> oh, my gosh! >> he looks so innocent, too. >> he just got caught in the act. oh. what do you have to say for yourself? >> what did you do with the doritos? he just licked my arm. that's what he has to say for himself. >> we have an apb out for whoever is responsible. frank, you know, it was nice knowing you. >> polka time. da, da, da, politics and foreign wars, all the weather and all the scores, that's world news polka. around the world and up the street, "the skinny" is the world news polka. it's late at night, and you're wide awake and you're wearing thermal pants, so grab your
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this morning on "world news now," tropical depression cindy on the move. in the path of the storm. and the senate unveils their health care overhaul plan. we'll have the reaction from both sides of the aisle. and overnight, president trump making new comments about special counsel robert mueller. >> he's concerned about his relationship with former fbi director james comey, even calling it bothersome. and welcome freshman, the nba drafting some young'uns last night. and boy, were they dressed to impress. the big ballers also enjoying the festivities, but who went first? it's friday, june 23rd. from abc news, this is
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"world news now". i'm feeling old, the oldest draft, we'll get to in a second was born in 1998. ow, that burns. "saving private ryan" was popular then. >> great movie. >> yeah, it's a great movie. but there were young'uns picked last night. now tropical storm cindy has moved on from the gulf coast, leaving behind flooding and tornado damage. >> now a tropical depression, cindy is producing heavy rainfall into the ohio valley. there are tornado watches for most of mississippi and alabama. >> and lingering effects along the gulf coast. abc's richard cantu reports. >> reporter: tornado sirens blaring across the south. alabama especially hard hit. >> it was big, guys. it was really big. >> reporter: the national weather service says an ef-2 tornado with wind over 100 miles
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per hour happened in alabama. injuring at least three people near birmingham, alabama. >> it lasted about two minutes and was gone. >> reporter: leaving behind twisted wreckage and 12,000 people without power. >> we're certainly not out of the woods yet. it's a long way from being over. >> reporter: the remnants of cindy continue to soak saturated ground. long after making landfall near the texas/louisiana border early thursday morning. a foot of rain has fallen in spots along the louisiana, alabama,age and floored coasts. reaching hundreds of miles to the north. a flash flood threat continues from louisiana to cincinnati. officials are advising residents to stay on higher ground. even the fire ants are coming to the, devising their own strategy to beat the floodwater. and we are learning more about the boy killed in the middle of the storm. mullen mccabe was on vacation with his family when he was struck and killed by a log.
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tossed by strong waves. >> pray for this family. it's a tragic eventual, a tragic day for them, and to keep the family in your thoughts and prayers. >> reporter: richard cantu, abc news, new york. >> cindy has moved away from the coast and has been downgraded. but we're not done with her yet. >> nope. justin povick is keeping an eye on the storm system as it moves across the eastern u.s. good morning, justin. >> tropical storm cindy moving to the north and the east. still breezy conditions for 20 to 25 miles per hour. but by far the big concern here is going to be from the rainfall. we've already had widespread flooding over the deep south and notice as we work our way through time we're looking at heavy rain lifting to the north, even into the greater ohio valley. flash flooding and travel disruptions as we venture into the start of the weekend. kendis? diane? we turn to the uphill battle for the newly-released gop health care bill.
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the lesslation would cut medicaid and penalties for people without insurance and blocks funding to planned parenthood for a year. four republican senators have come out against the bill. they say it doesn't fulfill their key promise to repeal obamacare and lower health care costs. but they're open to talks. other gop lawmakers were also less than enthusiastic. >> it's a process that deserves consideration and debate and not knee-jerk reactions. >> it's the best bill possible in difficult circumstances. >> chuck schumer is calling the bill a wolf in sheep's clothing. and the democrats suggest it might be worse than a house version past last month. supporters of course say it will make coverage more affordable. president trump has ended a six-week guessing game, stemming from his private meetings with former fbi director james comey. >> the president now says he did not record those one on one conversations with comey and appeared to be calling the integrity of the special counsel into question. serena marshall joins us with the details. >> reporter: for months, the president has pushed back on the
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russia investigation, even calling it a witch-hunt. now he's going after the man leading it, special counsel robert mueller was appointed to the position by the deputy attorney general after james comey's abrupt firing, and now in a new interview on "fox&friends", he claims mueller and comey are too close. >> he's very, very good friends with comey, which is bothersome. but he's also, we're going to have to see in terms, look, there has been no obstruction. there has been no collusion. there has been leaking by comey. but there's been no collusion, no obstruction, and virtually everybody agrees to that. so we'll have to see. i can say that the people that have been hired are all hillary clinton supporters. >> now those lawyers that have been hired for this investigation must meet the same criteria as any career department of justice official, meaning they cannot look at their political affiliations in
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their hiring, only their legal qualifications. it should also probably be mentioned that mueller is a registered republican and was appointed under george w. bush. >> that's serena marshall for us from the newsroom. and a louisiana man is freed after his murder conviction was tossed out. john floyd walked out of a new orleans courthouse yesterday. he'd been behind bars since 1981 in the killing of a newspaper editor. he was convicted on the strength of a confession. new evidence shows he was beaten into admitting to the crime. the ohio college student who died after spending more than a year in a north korean prison has been laid to rest. a funeral was held last night outside cincinnati for otto warmbier, hundreds attended the service at his former high school. hundreds more had to be turned away. warmbier's roommate on the trip to north korea on the last time
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he saw his friend alive. >> i was there at the end at the airport. i laughingly said to him, that's the last we'll ever see of you. he chuckled at me. but of course there was a huge irony in my words. >> warmbier was convicted of subversion and sentenced to hard labor. he returned from north korea in a coma and never regained consciousness. doctors say he suffer add severe neurological injury. dennis rodman is now back from his fifth visit with kim jong un earlier this month. >> on his way to north korea, rodman said president trump was pleased by his trip. but in an exclusive interview with michael strahan, rodman admits he hasn't talked about north korea with the president. >> last week you said you think president trump would be pretty much happy with you. did he tell you that? did you talk to him about it? >> seriously? really? do you think donald trump would give his right arm if he could fix that problem. >> but have you talked to him about it? >> no, i'm asking him right now, donald, come talk to me, let's try work this out. i don't get nothing out of this. only thing i get is pride for my country.
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i love america. i want these two sides to get together and figure something out, some dialog. that's it. >> rodman calls kim, quote, a friend for life, and that has some basketball fans upset, actually. they're circulating a petition calling for his removal from the basketball hall of fame. >> you can see the entire interview this morning on "good morning america." so dummies can be good companions when you're driving. they don't change the radio. they don't mess with the air conditioning. >> they're fun co-anchors, too. however. they won't help you if you're in the hov lane. a massachusetts driver found out the hard way. he was pulled over with this big doll in the passenger seat. >> it's a beautiful doll. meaning the driver not the dummy, received a couple of citations. >> yes. what if he tries to go with the movie "the mannequin." this is my friend, this is john.
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what do you mean he's not real? >> i think that would probably make for a better movie. coming up, the nba draft and the father of the second pick, stealing the show. the big moment for nba's newest star and his son. and the lost and found dog. we'll let you know how this ended with a happy ending. first, let's take a look at today's forecast. "world news now" weather, brought to you by united health care. i'm only in my 60's. i've got a nice long life ahead. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan. [ male announcer ] if you're eligible for medicare, you may know it only covers about 80% of your part b medical expenses. the rest is up to you.
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♪ ♪ let the boys be boys ♪ ♪ let boys be boys ♪ all right, this next story doesn't really have anything to do with frank, but he wanted to see. >> he wanted to hang out. >> you were in the promo. >> he's very excited, can't you tell? >> he's back. he's a big basketball fan, isn't he? >> yes, and it's time to talk basketball. the nba's incoming freshman learned where they are to be
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enrolled. >> last night markelle fultz is taken as the first pick. he's heading to philadelphia to help rebuild the 76ers franchise. >> 6'4", 19 years old, dressed very sharply for the occasion i might add. he explained hit custom-tailored jacket to espn. >> pretty much all my memories in here, so you guys can see. i've got a little bit of everything in here. pictures. everything that meant the most to me. my great grandmother who passed away. this is all the memories that got me to where i am today. >> he's ready for the spotlight. that might be because he's someone who likes to plan ahead. >> yeah, like his social media post here. check this out.
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fultz posted this to instagram, we're thinking by mistake, it reads excited to head to parenthesis, city and join the parenthesis team name. how do you think the fans in philadelphia are liking that? >> he forgot to insert the actual team name there. >> 76ers. >> yeah. >> and it was talked about that he was probably going to the 76ers. >> he just forgot to leave that part out of the cut and paste. what have you got inside your jacket? any fun lining? any cool pictures? no, nothing? frank prefers the normal black and white suit. >> i like your tuxedo look. >> it goes classic. he doesn't like all these fancy things going on. maybe he needs to take a marketing lesson from lonzo ball or maybe his outspoken dad, lavar. >> lonzo, who played one year for ucla was scooped up by the lakers, which was the only team his dad wanted him to play for.
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many were wondering how lavar who's not known for his modesty, by the way, would react. let's just say he did not disappointment. >> dad. >> wonderful feeling, but i already knew what was coming to him. i got two more boys. i got to go through the same thing. two more years. ball control. >> how good is lonzo ball going to be for the l.a. lakers? >> lonzo ball is going to take the lakers to the playoff his first year. come see me when he does. >> don't a lot of teams get to the playoffs? >> that's a lot of predictions though. my other two sons are also going to be in the nba, in the lakers, and they're going to take them to the playoffs. ball control. >> the family has come under scrutiny, mainly because of dad's boastfulness that was not on display there in the over the top marketing campaign.
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>> be humble. >> for big baller brand, the apparel company that he started selling his son's shoe for $495. >> that's right. they didn't want to go nike. they went their own brand. many folks, by the way, are not a fan, including those in attendance at the draft in brooklyn. lavar was booed as he tossed his big baller hat to the adoring crowd. >> he's going to be fun to watch. over the next few years. >> i like that idea. the whole crowd of people booing and he throws his hat out as if they're adoring fans. >> dad is very modest. frank was wowed by that. when we come back, the long-awaited name of the sequel to "jurassic world." >> it's really, really huge. it's actually not. >> "the skinny's" next . huge. it's actually not.
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♪ mary j. blige, it's a family affair. this morning in "the skinny" big news for big stars. >> family affair. frank is here. the list of honorees for the walk of fame is out, and frank's not on there yet. but you can guess from the music, ms. mary j. blige did make it. >> she did, along with snoop dogg, ice-t and harry connick jr. >> from the acting world, jen everybo jennifer lawrence led the bunch. >> and disney's own minnie mouse. >> bernie mac.
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and of steve irwin who died while filming in 2006. >> and weird al yank vick. >> wonder if there will be a weird al musical. >> will he sing the world news polka? what combination goes better than chocolate and peanut butter? >> how about "star wars" and ron howard? the hollywood reporter claims -- i just thought of that off the top of my hid. claims the director has been handed the reins of the upcoming han solo, stand alone film. >> and judging by reaction on social media, fans are pretty happy about this. original directors phil lord and chris mitchell left the film three days ago. >> one year away from the "jurassic world" sequel, we're getting a sneak peek in the form of new images showing chris
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pratt doing battle with raptors. >> universal has also released the first poster, which reveals "fallen kingdom", and the tag line "life finds a way." >> what does it mean? it opens june 22nd of next year. and now a sign of the times. julia roberts reunited with her dog thanks to a mobile app and neighbors. >> her chocolate lab wandered off to a local malibu beach when somebody spotted him. the good samaritan probably posted the news to an app called "next door", it's designed specifically for neighbors. her beloved pup was safely returned. >> awesome. finally, a look at what happens when super heroes have lunch together. >> robert downey jr. and his co-stars are filming, and even on a break they managed to look
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♪ we're closing out another busy week of headlines, including of course another terror attack in london and the republican health care bill. >> so we made time for lip synching and brown milk. here now our weekly friday rewind. >> reporter: terror attack in london, targeting muslims. >> he drove on the pavement, coming straight towards all the muslims. >> reporter: otto warmbier, the 22 year old who returned to the u.s. after being held captive in north korea for 17 months, passing away monday. >> it's a brutal regime, and we'll be able to handle it. >> reporter: the navy releasing the names of the seven sailors
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found dead in the mangled mid section of the "uss fitzgerald." one of the things is how that sophisticated ship got blindsided and why the crew of the container ship didn't stop to help. >> reporter: digging into amor ftouhi's past. as they search for answers after that attack on lieutenant jeff neville in flint, michigan. if convicted, he faces up to 20 years behind bars. >> reporter: the state of emergency declared in louisiana. tropical storm cindy slamming into the south. this is water out of lake pontchartrain. this levee is all that's keeping this water out of that neighborhood. >> reporter: the senate republican health care bill crafted in secrecy finally arrived on capitol hill today, and it was met with fury. >> they want to kill me. >> reporter: the hardest hit, low-income families and seniors. >> yet again, a tax bill
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disguised as a health care bill. >> this is not the best bill possible. it's the best bill possible in difficult circumstances. ♪ >> reporter: 4-year-old sophia of miami, lip synching at her pre-k graduation to disney's "mow ahna." >> so where does brown milk come from? >> you mean chocolate milk? do you ever try to tell a joke and ruin it? >> chocolate milk come from. swiss miss. i nailed that one. it's the middle of the night. don't know these, these chemistry -- >> you said it with such confidence. where does brown milk come from? >> brown cows. >> get it? >> don't miss our updates on facebook at wnn fans.com. >> stay with us. we h
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making news in america this morning, the health care battle raging on capitol hill. republicans seeking more support for their newly revealed plan as protesters make their case. we're live in washington with the details. cindy's aftermath. the storm left behind damage and flooding along the gulf coast. now other parts of the southeast are getting soaked. we have the forecast ahead. caught on camera, a child in a car seat flies out of a moving vehicle and into a busy intersection. and a stuffed cow is getting credit for saving a little boy's life. hear why the 3-year-old's family is very thankful he was holding his favorite toy. made it to friday, everyone. good morning. we'll start with the immediate opposition to the latest pla

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