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sleeve. >> i'll be asking strangers to watch my belongings while my friend cody returns to get them wearing the same outfit. see if they notice the difference. >> your brain plays the biggest tricks on you. >> excuse me. toif run to the restroom. could you watch my bag? >> could you watch my stuff for a second? >> first he drops the bag off. all these nice unsuspected souls are like sure dude. well, here comes cody. >> thank you so much. >> she caught it. >> right. but her mind -- she's already questioning herself. >> the look on her face is like, wait a minute. that's some funny business. let's see what happens with the next wione. >> thank you so much. have a good day. >> she didn't even look up. >> thanks for watching it. >> trying to read the people's faces is incredible after. >> thanks, man. >> bro never looks up either.
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he's like good take your bag. >> could have been dressed in a chicken suit, he wouldn't have noticed. >> you can tell that she's also confused, but she's like whatever. >> her eyes darting about, that's her replaying the memory in her head. like wait, that, wait, what? >> well, dawson's back and he wants his bag. >> oh, my god. >> where's my stuff? >> oh, snap. >> whoa. you guys are wearing the same shirt and everything. >> walked by with the same shirt on. >> are you serious? what'd he look like? >> wearing the psalm thing as you. >> she also knows immediately. >> you still have my stuff? >> that guy just took it. >> wasn't you. i know this! >> you know what happened to my stuff? >> i thought you came and picked it up. >> no.
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the man at the center of the taylor swift sexual assault trial is speaking out after a jury in denver found him guilty of groping her. >> david mueller was fired from his job as a radio deejay after the station conducted their own investigation. but mueller insists he did nothing wrong. >> because i wasn't ready. i wasn't invited to be in the photo. so it was, i just moved into the shot the best i could. >> are you asking people to consider the possibility that one of america's biggest super stars is lying or at least mistaken? >> what i'm saying is that i didn't do what they say i did. i didn't do it. i never grabbed her. i never had my hand under her skirt.
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and i can pass a polygraph. >> now swift was awarded a symbolic $1 in damages, now promising, though, to make donations to help victims of sexual assault. now to a terrifying scene at a california high school where dozens of students were attacked by a swarm of bees. school officials say they built a hive in a classroom at palmdale high school. one student was stung 13 times. three were taken to the hospital. none of those injuries are serious, but what a scare. and finding an alligator in a motel pool isn't a big deal, but this is in atlantic city, new jersey. police found the gator during a drug raid at a hotel. several arrests were made but apparently they didn't arrest the gator. >> talk go gambling. we'll be right back. awake. breathe easier with vicks vaporub. soothing cough relief that starts working instantly.
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♪ it is time to get no, sir tal jek, because as savvy consumers are learning, what's old is new again. >> our expert is here and is going to put us to the test. >> i'm going to do a quiz for you. we're going to have some fun. are you ready? >> i'm ready. you're going down. >> this type of house, style of house, typifies the boom times before the great recession. >> a ranch. >> everyone had -- >> two bedroom. >> mansion. mcmansion. >> mcmansions. >> mcmansions. what's an mcmansion? >> they're big houses. big, big houses. everybody had them before the boom. >> athletes did.
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>> everybody spent beyond their means, it was a big trend in the 2000s. and now they're coming back again. people are buying houses, flipping them and building big ones. this is a trend happening since 2009 according to zillow. and the values are growing. people are building big mansions and making money. >> what's next? >> more luxurious than a tent, uncle eddie drove one in "national lampoon's christmas vacation." >> a camper, an rv. >> i was going to say camper as my second guess. >> so they're very much back in style. they're not associated with retirees anymore. millennials are buying them. last year, 430,000 rvs were sold, 15% higher than the previous year, this year, 450,000 rvs are expected to be sold. >> that because they're beggigg
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than most studio apartments in new york city? time for the come back. >> next clue, ready? >> mm-hm. >> i'm lovin' it. >> every dollar. >> the dollar menu! >> yes, the dollar menu. diane's getting all of them ♪ bum, bum, bum, bum, bum in my town there is an mcdonalds that was converted from an old mansion, when you say mcmansion, that's what i'm picturing. >> the dollar menu's coming back? >> it's coming back. it went away, people went crazy, they did variations of it, but they're bringing it back reportedly later this year or into 2018. you'll items priced at $1, $2 and 3 d$3 and they're cage eon t
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they will be. >> you get one french fry. >> more like that, i think. >> maybe i can get one out of this. >> you're cheating! >> no, i'm not cheating. >> it has been a staple in american kitchens for over 100 years, hailed for its durability. >> not a crock-pot. >> starts with a k. >> cast iron. >> no. grandma's kitchen. she had them. >> she had -- >> a wood-burning-stove? >> fridge, freezer, stovetop, very durable. >> vodka, it lasts forever. >> marble, vinyl? >> come on, guys, worth a lot of money right now. >> gold. >> pyrex dishes. you've probably been hearing about these. they're extremely versatile. they were selling at yard sales for next to nothing. now people have caught on, and they're selling for up to $1800. >> when did pyrex ever go out? >> it was very hot between 1915 and, was it 1970.
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that's when the glass was top quality and they changed things around. so if you have them in your kitchen and you want to make some money -- >> no way! i'm not parting. >> they're collector's items. >> breakfast wouldn't be the same without this delivery at your door. >> bacon! [ laughter ] >> seamless. without this, milk. >> milk! >> i got one! >> the milk man is coming back in style. because people like to support their local community. it's nice to have it conveniently delivered to your door and the quality is better. it went away in the 1960s and now it's coming back. >> there are so many jokes about the milk man and his deliveries. >> that was a lot of fun. for more on these trends, check out nonpolitical news.com. always great having you. >> thanks, guys. >> you're watching "world news now." ♪
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and my doctor, he don't hem either. he told me to run five miles a day for two weeks. i called him up, i said doc, i'm 70 miles from my house. >> that was rod nney dangerfiel. and we are giving him some well-deserved respect, because it is officially nationally tell a joke day. >> he's getting respect he never got. what's purple and 5,000 miles long. the grape wall of china. >> wow. >> well, president obama was well-known for his dad jokes. >> let's save you and check that out. >> is this really saving me? >> it is hard to believe this is
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my sev my seventh year of pardoning a turkey. time flies even if turkeys don't. >> i love sasha and malia's reaction. shall we go to mom jokes? >> my sister bet me $100 that i couldn't make a car out of sp . spaghetti. but you should have seen the look on her face when i drove past her. it's corny joke time. >> pasta? >> when i drove pasta. >> her instagram is full of those corny jokes. >> they're so bad they're good. i got one for you. so a chauffeur is driving the pope one day when the pope taps on the glass and says this car is amazing, i've always wanted to drive a car like this, would you mind if i switch seats? the guy's like, what am i going to do, say no to the pope?
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they switch seats, they are flyin' down the highway when whoop, whoop, the cop pull thes th them over. he says i've got a problem, i pulled over someone really important. they say it is an athlete? no, more important. a movie star? more important. more important. who is it? i don't know, but the pope's his shoefer. >> this guy's walking around the apartment, sees a snail, chucks it outside. a year goes by, and he's in his yard. and he gets a knock on the door, opens the door, looks down, the snail goes, what the heck was that about? >> that was prereally good. >> so two peanuts were walking down the street. one was
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this morning on "world news now," president trump on the defensive and up fire. >> he is standing firm and defending his response to the charlottesville violence, blaming both sides. hear the comments that are causing some outcry and some reaction, even among his own staff. the battle over the confederate monuments intensifying. authorities in north carolina now making a quick arrest following the dramatic toppling of a confederate statue in durham. and the frantic rescue after a kayaker was pinned to a rock from the force of the water. people rushed in to try to rescue him. and outrage over one airline's push to limit the amount of alcohol served. >> what? >> yeawe're going to tell you what's behind the proposed drink cap and how flyers might react
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to this shocking news. it is wednesday, august 16th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> people thinking about news creating outrage this morning, that is the story we were talking about. >> it is the thing dividing this country, and it's deaf identifying the world right now. >> can you booze on ryan air flights. >> first we're going to start with the emotional reactions to president trump's comments on charlottesville. >> the president is again saying both sides shared blame for the violence there, and that led to some anger from both sides of the political aisle and praise from a former kkk leader. >> and how about this, caption contest, what's the chief of staff thinking right here during the press conference? his body language there reflective of the atmosphere in the lobby of trump's tower, head down. at times his arms folded. maggie rulli has more on the fallout from those contentious 25 minutes. >> reporter: president trump
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squares off with reporters inside trump tower. >> excuse me, excuse me. >> reporter: defending his decision to wait 48 hours after the hate-fueled violence in charlottesville before denouncing the white supremacists involved by name. >> i wanted to make sure, unlike most politicians, that what i said was correct. not make a quick statement, and it's a very, very important process to me. and it's a very important statement. as i said on, remember the saturday, we condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence. it has no place in america. and then i went on from there. >> reporter: but his daughter, ivanka trump and vice president pence all condemned the rally's racism before he did, even calling out the kkk and neo-nazis. now after white supremacists marched in the street, the president is back to square one, blaming all sides. >> you look at both sides, i
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think there's blame on both sides, and i have no doubt about it, and you don't have any doubt about it either, and, and, if you reported it accurately, you would say it. >> reporter: using a new label for the counter protesters. >> what about the alt-left that came charging at the, as you say, the alt-right. that was a horrible, horrible day. wait a minute. i'm not finished. i'm not finished, fake news. that was a horrible day. >> -- same level that -- >> i will tell you something. i watched those very closely, much more closely than you people watched it, and you have, you had a group on one side that was bad, and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent. >> reporter: and defending some who took to the streets in the unite the right rally. >> i've condemned neo-nazis. i've condemned many different groups, but not all of those people were neo-nazis, believe me. not all of those people were white supremacists, by any
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stretch. those people were also there because they wanted to protest the taking down of a statue, robert e. lee. >> reporter: on capitol hill, chris murphy tweets he almost threw up reading the president's comment and paul ryan was quick to respond. we must be clear, white supremacy is repulsive. this bigotry is counter to all this country sands for. there can be no moral ambiguity. but from david duke, praise. he thanks the president on twitter for his honesty and courage. and when asked about heather heyer, the woman that was skilled, he says he has not reached out to her family yet but will soon. diane and kendis? >> our thanks there. and the president also addresses the charlottesville statue of confederate general robert e. lee. >> the purpose of the rally was to protest the removal of that statue. city lawmakers voted to take it down citing the confederacy's
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fight to keep slavery, but the president voiced concerns, asking if some founding fathers could be next. >> george washington was a slave owner. was george washington a slave owner? so will george washington now lose his status? are we going to take down -- excuse me. are we going to take down, are we going to take down statues to george, how about thomas jefferson? what do you think of thomas jefferson? you like'em? he was a major slave owner. are we going to take down his s statue. you know, it's fine. you're change culture, you're changing history. >> a number of places have accelerated taking down confederate statues, meanwhile, the woman accused of bringing down a confederate statue in durham, north carolina has been arrested. she admitted she tied a rope to the statue. and police arrested a man carrying a confederate flag and rifle in front of the
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controversial robert e. lee monument. he says he was supporting the greatest american that ever lived. and two women injured in the charlottesville car attack are suing the organizers of the unite the right rally. they are seeking $3 million in damages. the suit also names the alleged driver of the vehicle and about two dozen alt-right leaders and organizations. the washingtons were in another vehicle and say they were not taking part in any protests. ochlt t the justice department is asking for information about any one who visited an anti-trump website. it was used to organize protests during the inauguration. the hosting site is fighting it saying it is unconstitutional. a trooper was in court today. the victim was asking for the maximum. it was the moment the officer addressed the victim that
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stunned the courtroom. steve osunsami explains. >> reporter: the former patrolman. seen in this video, gunning down a black driver before he even has a chance to show him his license is apologizing. >> get on the ground! get on the ground! >> reporter: a south carolina judge sentenced 34-year-old shawn gruber to 12 years in prison for the shooting, but he's expected to serve three with good behavior. he faced the man he could have killed. >> you did nothing wrong and i screwed up. plain and simple. i made the biggest mistake of my life. >> reporter: but back in 2014, when he's seen here arresting lavar jones for a seat belt violation after seriously wounding him, he was blaming the victim. >> why did you shoot me? >> you dove head first back into your car. >> reporter: he said he wanted to say he's sorry in person for the last three years, but the
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courts required him to keep away from his victim. steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta. a third man has been charged in connection with the fatal shooting of a missouri police officer, jacob johnson is accused of hindering the prosecution of a felony. gary michael was shot during a traffic stop on august 6. after a two-day manhunt, ian mccarthy was arrested. costco was found to have been selling diamond engagement rings called "tiffany." but tiffany says they had nothing to do with them. costco says it described the name of setting and it will appeal. bill gates is donating another 5% of his salary to charity. it's his largest single gift to anyone since 2000. the 61-year-old gates is still
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the world's richest person. and this is a horrible thought. the low-cost irish airline, ryanair is calling for limits on drinks served passengers in airports. >> there are more and more reports of drunken and disruptive behavior on flights. the bbc found a 50% increase in just a year. >> ryanair wants no alcohol served before 10:00 a.m. after that, they propose a limit of two drinks per boarding pass in airport bars and restaurants. there are a lot of airports in the u.s. that will not serve before 8:00 or 9:00 in the morning. >> that's like the middle of the night. we all know happy hour is 5:00 a.m. >> here in new york they won't serve before 8:00 a.m. but you can get on a 6:00 a.m. flight and be served immediately. >> meanwhile, in the scottish airport, 5:00 a.m.
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coming up, the family overcome by carbon monoxide in their own home. the leak was so bad it sickened first responders called to the scene. we'll tell you what we need to know about carbon monday objection side dangers. and the sold-out cheese festival that ran out of cheese. how can that happen? we're going to find out in the mix. remember to find us on facebook wnn fans.com. you're watching "world news now." 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. call now and find out about an aarp medicare supplement insurance plan, insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company.
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watch as bystanders come to the rescue of a kayaker in over his head ini alaska. he was participating in the whitewater festival without adequate equipment. the current was too strong to pull him up. an experienced kayaker jumped in to grab the man and brought him over to the river bank where he was resuscitated. police and bystanders in new
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york central park rushed to the rescue of a mother and her three children who were trapped under a fallen tree. the large elm tree fell with such force its roots were ripped out of the ground. witnesses say it happened so quickly, no one had time to react. >> me and my wife, we were walking, and like in a couple seconds, we heard a little, tiny crick, like an of, and then the tree just went down. we turned around, about several of us ran toward the tree. and a bunch of us grabbed the branch and like a big branch, we pulled it back. and there was two mothers and a double baby carriage and the two babies got out okay. but the one mother was laid out and unconscious. >> talk about your maternal instincts, the 39-year-old, ann goldman managed to shield her three children, including her one month old. they suffered only scratches and
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bruises. she's in critical condition with a broken neck. her 2-year-old son had a fractured skull and the one month old just got away with scratches. and the rescue came on the same day another tree fell on a catholic celebration in madeira. at least 13 people were killed, injuring nearly 50 others. authorities are investigate egg wh what trigured that tree collapse. and a father returned home to find his family unconscious. >> police rushed to the scene only to fall victim themselves. here's mara scohauf calm poe. >> reporter: officials say they
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were discovered moments before it was too late. >> five people unconscious. possible carbon monoxide poisoning. >> reporter: officials telling abc news a father came home to find his wife, two young children and two adult stepchildren in distress. he rushed in to pull them out, too good samaritans joining the rescue. three police officers quickly following suit. but the toxic gas so strong it made the rescuers sick too. >> that level was higher than any norm, i would say normal carbon monoxide incident you would have. >> reporter: firefighters breathing through gas masks detecting co levels 45 times what it usually takes to set off a carbon monoxide detector. two of those remain hospitalized in fair condition. it's unclear whether there were working carbon monoxide detecters inside the home. flanders, new jersey. >> we are always talking about the importance of smoke detectors. sometimes we forget about carbon
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monoxide detectors. >> and to think they went in to try to help and boom. >> they end up in the hospital. glad everyone is doing well there. coming up, the incredible video of a grandmother who fights off not one, not two, but three would-be carjackers. >> wow. first, the countdown to the solar eclipse is on, and authorities are now warning people to be careful if they find themselves on the road during the event. you're watching "world news now." i love you, droolius caesar, but sometimes you stink. febreze car vent clip cleans away odors for up to 30 days. because the things you love can stink. ♪ su♪ a cold, a bug, a flu ♪ when school was back in session ♪ ♪ those germs were shared with you ♪ each year kids miss 22 million school days due to illness. but lysol kills 99.9% of cold and flu viruses.
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not until august 21st, 2017, will another eclipse be visible from north america 38 years from now. ♪ outta my dreams ♪ and into my car ♪ into my car ♪ get out of my dreams ♪ get in the back seat, baby >> the countdown is on to the
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total eclipse. we have warnings about presentative glasses. we have a new one. >> you think your commute is bad, imagine the bumper to bumper traffic that a solar eclipse 38 years in the making will cause. here's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: while the spectacular solar eclipse will darken our skies, officials are worried about what will happen on our roads as we. >> reporter: to see the celestial sensation. they're really worried that the darkened sky will become a nightmare. >> the solar e-chris on august 21st could be the biggest driver distraction of the last century. >> reporter: the last time a solar eclipse could be seen from the east to the west coast, nearly 100 years ago. there are now 50 times more cars, and traffic in the eclipse zone could be four times worse than a normal day. officials worry most about the rural states with rural roads. many are taking steps to minimize gridlock. tennessee, limiting lane
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closures, nebraska restricting drivers with oversize loads, and south carolina is calling up extra state police and first responders. >> we know that tourists are flocking to those areas because the view will simply be better. but we also know that the local infrastructure may not be equipped to deal with the flood of tourists that they may be expecting. >> reporter: the feds are shining a light on youtube. >> whether it's short drive or a long one, please find a safe place to watch the eclipse. >> reporter: worried that drivers may not be prepared. >> eclipse glasses are very good, except for driving. so please don't drive while wearing these and don't have an eclipse in judgment. >> reporter: another tep from officials. don't rely on your daytime running lights. treat this eclipse as if you are driving in the dark in the middle of the night. mcclain, virginia. >> so careful if you're on the road during the eclipse. more importantly, gaper delay. >> what's rubbernecking?
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>>na's wh >> that's when you're driving on the road and you turn your head. >> that's gaper delay. >> who's never heard of rubbernecking?
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♪ it is "mix" team. and this sounds like, it's a cheese festival where you enjoy cheese. you celebrate cheese. you celebrate everything about it. >> yeah! >> and they ran out of cheese. >> wait. >> what? >> yeah, apparently people paid like $48 in advance to enjoy an afternoon of cheese, with endless types of it. most amazing mac and cheese in the world. sounds great, doesn't it? >> and by endless, we mean limited. [ laughter ] >> so they received serious backlash from people. some twitter reaction, hi, cheese fest, please, can i have my money back?
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that was unbrie-leaveblinable. >> you know people are mad when they have the puns. on to a dad who nailed his job. he's trying to impress his son, right, and they're playing this frisbee game. so dad does the seemingly impossible. this is in frisbee golf. checks the frisbee. wait for it, wait for it. oh! >> i aced it! i aced it! >> dad screams, i aced it. his son? not impressed. >> 433 feet. >> dad's all excited. son couldn't care less. >> i aced it, i aced it. >> here's somebody who aced something else. >> we're impressed. >> yes, we are.
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astronaut jack fisher, he's at the space station. he wanted to know what happened when you blow bubbles in space. so he blew into -- >> oh, wow. >> -- a bottle of soda, i guess. >> that looks messy. >> and that's what it does in space. >> is he okay? [ laughter ] >> he seems to be in a bit of a panic. >> pretty amazing. >> yeah. all right, on to some indiana state troopers who found an unusual way to keep the peace. >> yeah. >> check it out. ♪ the boys are back in town ♪ the boys are back in town ♪ i said, the boys are back in town ♪ >> these are the same guys who did the "summer nights" video last year. it went viral and they were reunited at the state fair. so they had to put on another performance and we are absolutely grateful. >> sing us out, brothers. >> people are having
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this morning on "world news now," president trump doubles down again, saying both sides are to blame for the violence in charlottesville. we have details on the comments and the reaction. tensions running high across the country over confederate monuments. with pressure building for many cities to remove them or take them down. and heavy rain swells rivers and creeks and flooding homes. >> it comes as we follow hurricane gert, now swirling off the coast but still packing enough of a punch to impact the eastern seaboard. and check it out. a diva rink side, cheering on her son. can you name the singer underneath this hockey jersey? we'll have the answer in "the skinny" on this wednesday, august 16th. from abc news, this is
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"world news now." >> the most beautiful singer in the world. >> oh, just ask her, she'll tell you? >> we'll find out. >> that is a hint. we'll start with the president's fiery and perhaps most controversial comments on the charlottesville tragedy. >> he appeared to walk back the comments where he called out the kkk and white supremacists, now saying there was blame on both sides for the violence. >> now the news conference in front of seemingly stunned reporters and staffers inside trump tower lasted little more than 20 minutes. >> why did you wait a long time. >> i didn't wait a long, i didn't wait a long time. i wanted to make sure, unlike most politicians, that what i said was correct. not make a quick statement. the statement i made on saturday, the first statement was a fine statement. but you don't make statements that direct unless you know the fact. it takes a little while to get the facts.
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you still don't know the facts. and it's a very, very important process to me. and it's a very important statement. i will tell you something. i watch news very closely, much more closely than you people watched it. and you had a group on one side that was bad, and you had a group on the other side that was also very violent. and nobody wants to say that. i'm not putting anybody on a moral plane. what i'm saying is this. a group on the other, and they came at each other with clubs and it was vicious, and it was a horrible thing to watch. there was a group on this side, you can call them the left. you've just called them the left, that came violently attacking the other group.'s th. yes, i think there's blame on both sides. you look at both sides. i think there's blame on both sides, and i have no doubt about it, and you don't have any doubt about it either. and, and, if you reported it
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accurately, you would see it. >> do you think things got worse or better since you took office? >> i think they've gotten better, they've been frayed for a long time. you can ask president obama about that, because he made speeches about it, but i believe that the fact that i brought in, it will be soon, millions of jobs. you see where companies are moving back into our country. i think that's going to have a tremendous positive impact on race relations. >> and politicians on both sides of the aisle have now condemned the president's comments. >> including arizona senator john mccain who tweeted here, there is no moral equivalency between racists and americans standing up to defy hate and bigotry. the president of the united states should say so. the charlottesville tragedy also brought news that the former marine is the leader of a white supremacist group. robert neller tweeted, no place for racial hatred or extremism
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in the u.s. marine corps. our core values frame the way we live and act. in the meantime, the controversial film maker, michael moore invited audience members of his broad way show to protest outside trump tower overnight. the film maker and activist loaded willing audience members onto two double-decker buss after the show. and they were joined by mark ruffalo. moore and ruffalo led a candle light vigil for heather heyer killed in the violence over the weekend. and one person not upset is david duke. >> duke's support comes amid rising tensions over images and monuments to the confederacy. here's eva pilgrim. >> reporter: the president offering at least some support to the protesters who descended on charlottesville. >> you had a lot of people in that group who were there to innocently protest and legally protest. i don't know if you know. they had a permit. the other group didn't have a permit.
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so i only tell you this. there are two sides to a story. i thought what took place was a horrible moment for our country. a horrible moment. >> reporter: the former head of the kkk, david duke, over the weekend tweeting a warning to the president. i would recommend you take a good look in the mirror and remember it was white americans to put you in the presidency, not radical leftists. a new tweet from duke, grateful to the president for his w pord your honesty and courage to tell the truth about charlottesville and condemn the leftist charlottesville, one i-fa. white nationalist told us the president has helped him. >> he's opened up a door. his movement has opened up a door. but it's up to us to take the initiative. >> reporter: and the fight over confederate statues is now a flash point. in durham, north carolina crowds tearing down a statue honoring confederate soldiers. >> let me be clear, no one is getting away with what happened.
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we are pursuing fell any charges. >> reporter: there are 700 monuments like this throughout the u.s. pressure is building for many cities to move them or take them down. that fight energizing white nationalists who want to stop them. already, planning events in the coming weeks. the southern poverty law center reports in the last three years, more than 125 new hate groups have formed. >> they're just kind of now becoming more to light and coming out from the cracks, because of the new election, the new administration. >> reporter: cities and schools taking a hard look, balancing public safety and the right to free speech. texas a&m already canceling a planned white nationalist rally that was supposed to happen in september. eva pilgrim, abc news, charlottesville, virginia. >> nearly 70 of those monuments have come down since the shootings that took place in south carolina years ago. now president trump is
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noncommittal when it comes to steve bannon. even before the deadly violence in charlottesville, many high-profile republicans were causing for his ouster. >> now some of the closest advisers are pushing for bannon to go. on tuesday, the president defended bannon but made no promises about his future. >> i like him. he is a good man. he is not a racist, i can tell you that. he's a good person. he actually gets a very unfair press in that regard. but we'll see what happens with mr. bannon, you about he's a good person, and i think the press treats him very unfairly. >> the president down-played bannon's role in his campaign saying he was a latecomer. in the meantime, bannon had reportedly been telling people he thought his job was safe. and charlottesville schoolteachers were preparing for students to return to school when they decided to honor their community. ♪ lean on me when you're not strong ♪
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♪ and i'll be your friend >> and that's the teachers also paying tribute to those killed on saturday by singing the bill withers classic "lean on me." your health insurance premium could sky rocket if president trump makes good on a threat against the affordable care act of the president has threatened to stop payments to insurers. but the non-partisan congressional budget office says that would rise premiums for a popular type of individual health plan as much as 20%. many people would be lett with no insurance objections at all. so far the trump administration has continued to make those payments. south carolina lindsey graham is pushing for a block grant method of funding health care. it would give money to each state and let the governors decide how to use it, depending on what would work best in their state. glam graham says his plan is gaining support.
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>> i hope by the end of the month to have at least 25 governors on board for the block grant approach. president trump, i talked to him a few days ago. he really likes this idea. >> the bill was drafted by graham, of course and bill cassidy and dean heller of nevada. the group hopes completing a formula by next week to determine how much each state gets. overseas, the death toll is rising from severe weather in south asia and west africa. at least 245 people have been killed in flooding and mudslides, triggered by a monsoon across part of india, southern nepal and bangladesh. millions of others have been displaced. meanwhile, at least 300 people have been killed in devastating mudslides in sierra leone. at least 700 others are missing. thousands have lost their homes. and here in the u.s., heavy rain has triggered flash flooding across parts of arkansas. more than four inches of rain fell over central and western parts of the state, swelling rivers and creeks and flooding homes. meanwhile, out in the atlantic,
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hurricane gert is pushing out to sea, still enough of a punch to cause rough surf and rip currents. from north carolina though southern new england. an alabama woman says she stayed alive in the woods for a month by eating berries and mushrooms. >> she was missing since mid july. but she was recently reunited with her family after being stopped walking along the road. she lost about 50 pounds during the ordeal. >> so still the question remained about how she ended up alone and in the woods. police say around the time that she disappeared, she was with two men who are now facing burglary charges for allegedly breaking into a hunting lodge. she said she ran into the woods to escape those men. >> lucky to be alive. coming up, jennifer lawrence needs somebody to help her drink wine and calls up some exes. and you her lucky partner in crime. >> sign us up. and fans are descending on grace land to commemorate the 40th anniversary of elvis' death.
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well, this group in milwaukee who tried to car jack a 50-year-old woman didn't get what they came for. grandma fought them off. surveillance video showing the woman fighting off her attackers and chasing them away. all they managed to get were a few personal items but not her car. >> don't mess with grandma. and rudy giuliani is recovering in the hospital after a fall at his home in long island. the 73-year-old giuliani told "the new york post" that he underwent quadriceps tendon surgery after his knee gave way. his wife judith says he is already back at work from his hospital bed. giuliani has been advising the trump administration on cybersecurity. and officials in connecticut are investigating a restaurant where they say the wife of chris berman allegedly had lunch before she died. the crash that killed 67-year-old kathryn berman was ruled an accident. the state liquor control
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commission received a report regarding her being sold alcohol. however, the restaurant's owner tells the hartford grant, they were closed the day of the crash. today marks the 40th anniversary of the death of the king of rock 'n roll, elvis presley. >> thousands lined up for hours to make the solemn procession up the driveway of his home, grace land. >> his former wife, priscilla presley said it was the largest anniversary they'd ever had. and at the vigil, it was his daughter, lisa marie, who held the torch to light the candles in the assembly. would you like the chance to throwback some wine with jennifer lawrence? sign us up. >> all right, we'll tell you how. "the skinny's" next. sinus u sign us up. thanks for loading, sweetie.
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♪ so skinny we're starting up "the skinny" with breaking news. huge. daniel craig confirmed he is returning for another bond movie. this will be his fifth time playing the dashing 007. >> it seemed like he was done with his super spy days after spectre, but he says he will be back, but this will be his last bond film. we've heard that before. noting that he wants to go out on a high note. >> basically, he wants to make up for spectre? >> that was okay. >> we don't have many details about the next insaulment, but we can expect to see it in theaters around november 2019 and maybe it will seem like craig wants to be there. >> he said he would rather have something painful than do another bond film. >> he made quite an ultimatum of the things he would rather have done to him than do another bond film. moving on to two of our favorite things.
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jennifer lawrence and wine. >> mm-hm. >> lawrence who just turned 27 yesterday posted a funny psa. >> she invites you to a california picnic which sounds awesome. >> it will be great. we'll hang out, drink some wine, talk politics, drink wine. maybe we'll call your ex-, maybe we'll call my ex. who knows. the point is, we'll have fun. and i know what you're thinking, jen, why would i go wine tasting with you. you probably can't even tell the difference between the review of a great wine. >> she goes on to play a fun game, as you see there that she's setting up. movie review or wine review where she has to guess if the quote is about one of her films or wine. >> okay. i guess we're going to do this. >> pretty interesting. >> full-bodied. >> full-bodied could go for any of her movies or wine. >> i'd say the wine. sure, full-bodied, right? >> i think it was referring to one of her movies.
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so the proceeds go to benefit the group "represent us". so we've all been to sporting events and jammed along to the songs that they're playing. sometimes you get a little bit into it. >> get caught up into it. >> here's another example. that is grammy winner celine dion dancing and cheering on her son at a hockey game in quebec. and gettin' down. >> why is she the only one jamming out while everyone else is paying attention to what's going on on the ice. >> there's no music playing. >> she does like music at any opportunity to dance. she reminded us when she was back stage singing along with fellow diva cher to "believe." i think that was at the billboard music awards. >> this moment showed celine with the sleeves fluffing up and down. good thing she didn't wear those to the hockey game. >> nobody knew celine was such a
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hockey fan who dances in the stands. we've been wondering what david beckham has been doing since his retirement, buying up soccer teams and such. it seems he's been working in construction. here he is, six days ago as he started putting together a 4,000-piece lego, disney castle for his daughter harper. >> here he is yesterday at 1:00 in the morning. finally finished. the caption says, "someone's going to have a nice surprise in the morning." good job, david. >> once again, stars are just like the rest of us. david spending a week doing that. next, he's going to take on an ikea set. that should give him a month. >> good luck with those instructions. but of course the big breaking news this morning. daniel craig is returning. there was all this talk about who would be the next bond. answer, daniel craig. >> thanks. >> new bond, same as the old. coming up, new concerns
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lysol. what it takes to protect. ♪ every day i get with you ♪ magic bus ♪ get on the bus ♪ takes me to you ♪ magic bus ♪ i'm so nervous ♪ magic bus >> get back on the bus. no? >> calm down. >> all right, well, as the kids head back to school, districts across the country are dealing with an unexpected problem. a lack of bus drivers. >> districts are finding more creative ways to get people behind the wheel of a big yellow bus. >> dancin'? >> that and then some. here's steve osunsami. >> reporter: it's a serious shortage in schools across the country. as kids are heading back to class, many systems are finding they don't have enough people to drive their buses.
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>> the economy is better. so people are going back to jobs that they had done previously, or they find the need to stay at home. >> reporter: in denver this year where they're still looking for at least 40 more school bus drivers, they're offering bonuses and pay raises and recruiting stay at home parents, hoping they can fill the gap, telling them they can bring any preschool aged children along for the ride. >> as long as they can walk up on the bus, we can get them into a car seat and make sure that they're safe. >> reporter: according to a recent survey, 22% of bus contractors are calling the shortage severe, and 5% say they're desperate to find drivers. >> we're seeing some school districts having to cut routes or consolidate them, having
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fewer stops. >> reporter: one of the problems seems to be the long process it takes to get a driver's license. it can take up to 12 weeks with background checks. the salaries, bringing about $50 a day and split shifts, working at two different times each day aren't helpful. julie says it's the bond that keeps her coming back. >> i was a route driver for two years, and i still see kids that i know that they're like, hey, ms. julie. you know, that's cool. >> reporter: in some school districts, this has become a real problem for after-school programs, it's taking children a lot longer to get home. steve osunsami, marietta, georgia. >> i think they is should consider the dancing thing, put a disco ball in the middle of the bus. ♪ oh, magic bus >> that's a magic bus. what are you driving? >> you want to keep on the road. >> you don't want that horrible gaper delay. >> gaper delay?
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making news in america this morning, reaction pouring in after president trump's heated exchange with reporters about the violence over the weekend in charlottesville. the president again blaming both sides for the deadly chaos. top members of the republican party are coming out against him. we're live in washington. also, developing, extreme weather. hurricane churning up the atlantic stirring up powerful surf and a series of storms lined up out in the atlantic. we're tracking it all. a survival story from a woman who made it through weeks on her own. living off the land in the woods. we have some details about her ordeal. flying dry. why one airline wants a drinking limit for passengers before they get on board.

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