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making news in america this morning, going free. o.j. simpson will walk out of prison in a matter of months. new reactionover night from nicole brown simpson's sister plus details on where o.j. is expected to live. new this morning the reports saying the president asked his advisers about who he can pardon. plus, how attorney general jeff sessions is reacting after the president expressed regret about nominating him for the job and the shake-up revealed among the president's legal team. breaking overnight a deadly earthquake causing damage in two countries. tourists among the dead. the new video coming in showing the moment the quake struck during a birthday party. we do say good friday morning.
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o.j. simpson's days behind bars now numbered after he successfully made his case for freedom. >> simpson outlined the reasons he should go free saying he's done everything asked of him and insisting he's going to stay out of trouble. >> clearly thrilled. his hand in the air smiling much like he did after the not guilty verdict for the murders of his ex-wife nicole and her friend ron goldman and begin with emily rau. >> i do vote to grant parole when eligible. >> thank you. >> reporter: almost nine years behind bars and now freedom in sight for o.j. simpson. visibly relieved simpson thanked the parole board after all four members voted in favor. >> do you think you can be successful with the terms of parole. >> i'm not a guy that lived a criminal life. i'm a pretty straight shooter. i've basically spent a conflict-free life. >> reporter: the now 70-year-old
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inmate apologetic when asked about the vegas kidnapping and robbery that landed him behind bars but at one point defensive. >> so you believe the property was yours. >> it's been ruled legally by the state of california that it was my property and they've given it to me. >> reporter: just like that day reaction to the ruling came quickly. >> everything he said happened 20 some odd years ago is irrelevant. >> i figure he deserved nine years. >> reporter: speaking is simpson's oldest daughter and one of his victims. >> this is a good man. he made a mistake. and if he called me tomorrow and said, bruce, i'm getting out, will you pick me up, juice, i'll be here tomorrow for you. >> reporter: a tearful simpson sitting nearby and now preparing for life on the outside. >> when o.j. simpson went to prison smartphones didn't exist. really so the world is going to
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be watching the most famous parolee in america very closely. >> reporter: emily rau, abc news, washington. >> simpson's future plans include moving to florida. that's where his youngest kids are, a request that still needs approval from nevada parole officials. >> why florida? his two younger children live there along with plenty of his friends and victor oquendo explains. >> reporter: the state of florida is preparing for the possible return of o.j. simpson if he's allowed to relocate. his former manager telling abc news he thinks simpson wants to live near those closest to him. >> i think he'll come to the tampa area. a lot of his friends are in tampa. i'm in tampa. his kids are here. >> reporter: he's no stranger to the sunshine state. he lived here for about ten years spending a lot of time on the links but his attorney wouldn't comment. >> mr. simpson has plenty of options. >> reporter: in order to qualify for an interstate transfer he would first have to establish that he has a support system in the area wherever o.j. ends up he'll have a nice cushion.
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his nfl pension has been growing in an account and there's a retirement account with the screen actors guild that could be worth millions. victor oquendo, abc news, st. petersburg, florida. >> o.j.'s parole hearing opened old wounds for the family of nicole brown simpson. >> her younger sister tanya watching yesterday's decision on tv says it brought back a rush of memories from 1994 when she was in the courtroom for o.j.'s acquittal in her sister's murder. >> when i saw him today and i experienced those -- the physical reactions of the sweaty hands and just kind of -- i was breathing my way through it and, you know, but then again when it was read, i just turned off the tv and my life went on. >> tanya brown says she openly laughed when o.j. said that he's lived a, quote, conflict-free life. >> o.j. saying he wants to get back to his family, get back to his life. he said, oh, god, oh, after he
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won the approval of the parole board for him to go free. could be as soon as october 1st. >> motioning to his former victim who then testified on his behalf yesterday saying, i'll call you. basically making the motion showing everyone there they've reunited. >> guess what, a lot of people will be there in locklock, nevada come the first week of october. other major headlines from washington, d.c. and president trump's lawyers are reportedly seeking to discredit the russia probe. they are going after the team hired by the special counsel robert mueller. >> they're said to be taking a deeper look at the investigators trying to find potential conflicts of interest. sources tell "the washington post" the president is asking about his power to pardon aides, family members and even himself. >> speaking to one of those, donald trump jr. and the former campaign chief paul manafort have a deadline today to say if they will testify before congress next week. the chair of the senate judiciary committee says they will be subpoenaed if they don't cooperate.
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>> attorney general jeff sessions is not planning to resign even after a blistering public rebuke by president trump for recusing himself from the russia investigation. the white house insisting the president still has confidence in jeff sessions. sessions says he'll continue to run the justice department in an effective way. >> we love this job. we love this department and i plan to continue to do so as long as that is appropriate. >> and there's a shake-up within the president's legal team handling the russia probe. the spokesman for that group has reportedly resigned. he had privately vented about not being able to rein in the president's tweet. >> there's word the white house is getting a new communications director. sean spicer has been doing the job in addition to his regular duties as press secretary. but the president is now expected to give the position to wall street financier anthony scaramouc scaramouche and senator john mccain is showing no signs of slowing down. in a tweet he expressed
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appreciation for the outpouring of support and promised his sparring partners in congress, quote, i'll be back soon so stand by. that legendary mccain spirit also on display as he told his friend and fellow senator lindsey graham to buck up. california firefighters are making progress on a wildfire that has doubled in size every day it's been burning. the detwiler fire near yosemite national park has destroyed at least 50 hopes and damaged 11 others. entire towns have been evacuated including areas usually flooded with tourists during this time of year. this blaze has burned more than 70,000 acres. let's take a look now at your weather. an unusual sight in the buffalo area. two tornadoes touching down south of buffalo. the first in more than 11 years. buildings were damaged. trees uprooted and power lines knocked down. outdoor furniture and even vehicles were thrown around like toys. you see that there. the high winds reaching 105
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miles an hour. amazingly no major injuries. when it comes to the heat today the numbers are alarmingment over 100 degrees from kansas to washington, d.c. hot spots, 111 in st. louis and springfield, illinois. well, still ahead right here, the coffee being recalled for giving men a little too much of a boost. plus, a powerful earthquake rocks two countries overnight. the new video coming in as the damage assessments get under way this morning. one big bite. a man comes face-to-face with a great white. his story and the damage to his kayak.
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[ applause ] [ speaking a foreign language ] >> just like that, you're looking at the moment an earthquake rattles a turkish resort as a group is celebrating a birthday. that deadly 6.5 magnitude earthquake rattling parts of greece. the greek island of kos, a popular tourist attraction this time of year appears to be the hardest hit. authorities say a wall collapsed on a building dating back to the 1930s crushing people who were at the bar in the building's lower level. at least two tourists from turkey and sweden died in that collapse. several hotels were also damaged sending panicked tourists rushing into the streets. . >> it was the banging and shaking it felt like you were on
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a vibration plate. >> a small tsunami has been reported. thousands of tourists in greece and turkey were forced to sleep on the beaches. rescuers are now searching for anyone who may be trapped inside buildings. laptops are now allowed in the cabins of planes flying from the middle east into the u.s. they were banned due to fears that terrorists could hide bombs in the computers and the faa says it's now safer to bring such devices into the cabins where crews can handle any fires from the batteries. a new partnership with amazon could be important for sears. it will begin selling kenmore appliances on amazon and integrate smart appliances with their alexa voice activated assistant. that means in the near future a kenmore washing machine may be able to order more detergent from amazon for you. >> wow. impressive. >> amazing. speaking of impressive, elon musk says he has the green light to get you from new york city to washington, d.c. in less than a half hour. musk, of course, is the man
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>> good morning everyone, boy is it early, 4:27 a.m., friday, we're following breaking news on "action news." philadelphia police are on the hunt for two killers who ambushed and murdered a man who was using a wheelchair because of a previous shooting. we're live on the scene of this developing story. o.j. simpson will be free in months. we have details from the parol hearing in nevada. it will be the second day where it feels it is in the 100s, david murphy is tracking the latest on the heat wave and look at traffic next. wow. >> i think they're chanting,
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juice. o.j. got away, baby. orenthal is soaring, y'all. >> o.j.'s finally free. which is great news because now he finally has the time to find the real robbers. yes. a lot of people didn't know how to feel about the news. on one hand he is a convicted felon button 0 the other he managed to keep trump off tv all afternoon so it's kind of -- >> finally he has the opportunity to find the real killer, step one, buy a mirror. >> o.j. simpson for those of you too young to remember is the second most embarrassing person associated with the kardashian family. if any of you call an uber any time soon make sure it's not a white ford bronco. i'm just saying that makes -- >> say what you want about o.j., he made a pretty good case for why he should get out. >> i've always thought i've been pretty good with people and i have basically have spent a conflict-free life. >> yeah.
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yeah. i had a lot of conflict and i mostly got off free. yeah. >> say what you want about o.j. he never met with sergei kislyak. unlike his buddy here, that was back -- come on, now. don't be too harsh. that was back in 1993. when it was still a coin toss which one of those guys would be president and which one would end up in jail. he could be released by october 1st. he'll be picked up via helicopter and flown directly to the set of "dancing with the stars" or "bachelor in paradi paradise". >> we'll see what happens to o.j. simpson. many are saying possibly a reality show. >> you never know with him. that's what's making news in america this morning. >> do stick around for "good morning america." have a great friday and a wonderful weekend.
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>> good morning everyone, it is 4:30 a.m., friday, july 21. >> we're following breaking news, gunmen burst into a home killing a man in his wheelchair and injuring his caretaker. let's look on sky6 live hd, looking out over penns landing. it looks beautiful that's not how it feels. get ready for a scorcher, the dangerous heat wave continues through the weekend. >> karen is off, david murphy is here along with matt pellman. >> reporter: good sweaty

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