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oprah: take "the oprah show" with you wherever you go. watch exclusive behind-the-scenes videos, get instant alerts for last-minute show tickets, even sign the no-phone-zone pledge. download the new oprah ap to your smart phone today. [applause] oprah: ok. i hear you have blackberry issues. is that true? >> oh, you know i have blackberry issues, and it started with your executive producer ellen rakieten, who became-- oprah: who's now your executive producer. >> that's right. she's mine now, but she has changed her blackberriness. the blackberry people-- oprah: no, she came--i noticed when she came and sat down, she had her blackberry. >> i know, but she's not this. oprah: what? >> this is what i can't do. the people that talk to you with one i eye going to the blackberry. oprah: yes. >> or the head--the creepy head down thing. oprah: this happened once when ellen was at your house. >> right. we discussed blackberry etiquette, which society needs and does not have.
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oprah: there needs to be--we need a whole show on it. >> yes. oprah: yes, and what would be the number one and number two rules? >> um, when someone is talking, you cannot look at your blackberry. oprah: period. >> period. right? [applause] oprah: yes. >> it's kind of like you go into a hardware store to get something, and you ask the guy, and then the phone rings, and he goes, "hang on a second." well, wait a minute. i showed up, you know what i mean? i'm here. oprah: yes, yes. >> no, no, no. you wait because the phone. oprah: yes. >> but prioritizing real humans... oprah: yes. >> versus virtual humans. oprah: i got you. >> that's what i'm saying. oprah: so now, before we say good-bye, i have to ask, do you text or talk on the phone while you drive? >> no, i do not. i stopped about 6 years ago because i lost a friend. oprah: really? >> who was in a fatal accident on his phone, and i said that's it. and i used to, and then i thought, what was so wrong with
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1985, you know? i get in my car, i go where i go. no one's missing anything. the call's not important. you know it's not important because they're calling you. oprah: ok. and you? >> on my iphone, i had the ear thing, so i was trying to do that, which i found was more dangerous than actually talking on the phone--getting those wires and trying to get them in as i'm driving. so we got in the cars where it just goes through the system, the bluetooth, so as you're driving, the thing comes up and you can talk that way. oprah: ok. so you're bluetooth. >> bluetooth only. oprah: only. >> yeah, only. >> but i love this thing that you're doing. oprah: you like it? >> i love it. i love it. oprah: so you're willing to take the pledge? >> oh, i already took it. oprah: but you'll-- >> i decided myself. when this happened, i said, that's it. that's why we never talk--when i'm in the car, i'm in the car. oprah: ok. so will you sign, then? >> gee, i--i didn't realize there was gonna be--
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oprah: will you sign? >> absolutely! oprah: i think that would be so great if you guys would sign. >> of course. absolutely. >> is anyone checking? no, i'm just--no, absolutely. i don't need to sign it because i already don't do it. >> the no phone zone. "i will not text. i will not text while driving. only use handsfree. i will not text or use my phone while i'm driving." yeah, i'm with you. oprah: ok. thank you. >> you're not gonna use the phone in the car? >> no. >> this is good. you'll start a good thing. oprah: yes. that's what i'm trying to do. >> great. >> good. oprah: so that everybody who died from this would not have died in vain. you know, it took us a long time to get this for drunk driving. >> right. oprah: yeah, it took us a long time, so i'm trying to prevent more people from having to die before people realize that it's a stupid thing to be--can you believe that people are actually texting-- >> yeah. you've seen it. oprah: yes, and going into the other lane and hoping it'll be ok because they say it's just for a second. just for a second. >> this is great. you're the only person that could do this
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because it has to become, like, a collective consciousness. we go, like, "what are we doing?" you know? oprah: thank you, jerry. >> you're welcome. oprah: and thank you, tom. "the marriage ref" is on nbc. bye, everybody. [captioning made possible by king world] [captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org--] [ kid 1 ] waa ow so of our favorite things? we love summertime fun! ...wearing our farite colors... ...and jamming to our favorite bands! ♪ but we love eating totino's the most. we live for fun... ...friends... [ both ] ...and best of all.. [ all ] ...our favorite... ...eating totino's! ♪ we're the kids in america ♪ oh, oh, oh ♪ we're the kids in... i have an important call to make. whether you're getting new insurance or supplementing coverage you already have,
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♪ h-o-t-w-i-r-e save big on car rentals too. from $13.95 a day. british prime minister david cameron made his first visit to the white house yesterday. and of course he and president obama had a lot to talk about. >> it was a meeting of two very similar yet different politicians. diane sawyer sat down with the prime minister for an exclusive interview. >> first official visit to the united states. >> yes. >> what is it you most want to get done, most want to say? >> it's a very important opportunity for me and for britain. to make sure that the oldest alliance we have, the most important one, the special relationship as we see it, the essential relationship as i would call it, that it works
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well. >> i know you've met barack obama before. but i'm curious, when you first met him, what's the thing personally you most wanted to know about him? what intrigued you the most? >> he's one of the calmest, coolest people i've come across. extremely friendly, very easy to get to know. very clear in his mind about what he believes and what he wants. >> we have just concluded some excellent discussions, including whether the beers from our hometowns that we exchanged are best served warm or cold. >> in just their second face-to-face meeting as heads of state these two young leaders seemed casual and relaxed with each other. >> i have to say i was most impressed by how tidy your children's bedrooms were. and i think if the president of the united states can get his children to tidy their bedrooms, then the british prime minister, it's about time he did exactly the same thing. >> the country getting to know you for the first time as prime minister. a couple of questions, if i can. we saw incredible campaign videos of you putting dishes in
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the dishwasher, making the porridge, stirring the porridge. you have a new baby on the way. so what's going to happen with the diapers now and the dishes now? >> well, there will be the usual family row about who does what. i've always said it must be possible to be a good prime minister and a good father and a good husband. but september and the arrival of a new one is going to test that theory. in this job there are always a thousand others things you could be doing and you've got to make sure you do find time for your family and your children. and for good reason. hopefully one of the reasons you become prime minister is because you've got some balance and some equilibrium and some sort of reasonable judgment you bring to the problems of life. >> reporter: balance, equilibrium, judgment. all would be asked for the day cameron took office. confronted with one of those great problems of public office -- the bp oil spill in the gulf. are you as angry about what happened in the gulf as americans are?
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>> yes, i was very angry about it. because anyone who cares about the environment, when you see those pictures of oil pouring out of an underground well and doing so much environmental damage, doing so much damage to wildlife, to beaches, to livelihood, that makes you angry. and i want bp to sort it out and they are sorting it out. they want to cap the well, they want to clean up the mess, they want to make those payments. >> did it trouble you how tough the president has been? at one point he called bp reckless, at another point he said he was looking for -- >> who's asked to kick. >> that is a direct quote from the president. >> the president and i have spoken about this. we agree it's important bp does those things it should do. >> did you have any differences with him on that? >> i'm interested in not making this a u.s./u.k. issue. it shouldn't be. bp, it has 39% of its shareholders in the u.s. and 40% in the uk, pretty balanced between the two countries. what matters is dealing with the
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issue and the issue is the spill in the gulf, the need to cap the well, the need to make the payments, rather than to get into a war of words. i don't want to do that. >> afghanistan. are the international forces winning? >> i think we're making progress. but is it tough, is it difficult, are we losing too many lives there? yes, i would say that's the case. >> 321, perhaps more, fatalities among british troops and we have seen those incredible scenes of the hearses in the village streets with the veterans saluting them as they go by. >> well, it is by far, i mean, by a million miles, the biggest responsibility, the biggest challenge that i feel that i have personal responsibility for what happens, for the fact that we have troops in combat, for the fact those people are in harm's way. and i think very hard all the time, are we in afghanistan in the right way, for the right reasons? are we doing the right thing? and how can we do it better? and that's one of the reasons i wanted to be here today, talking
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to the president, because in the end it is going to be the british and the americans and other key allies in nato who either get this right or don't get it right. >> and again, that was diane sawyer reporting. interesting though, when i think -- you notice very much in that interview, he's very young. >> very. >> diane sawyer asked him about that. he's the youngest prime minister in something like 200 years. he said, i see a lot of young leaders also coming through right now in other countries. he says the biggest thing for me is i really do respect the elders and i respect what i can learn from all the people who have gone before me. >> in the midst of this kind of new crop of young world leaders. our president and he in his position. different err wo coming up, a look back at lindsay loab oprah: we are heading to the biggest state fair in the united states of america. the fun.
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jurors in his political corruption trial may never hear from former illinois governor rod blagojevich. one of his attorneys now says the defense may rest without calling a single witness. that includes blagojevich himself. another one of his attorneys
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says blagojevich should testify in order to explain why he says he did not try to sell the former senate seat of president obama. well, lindsay lohan is waking up this morning in her 8 by 12 foot cell after spending her first night in prison. >> from her court appearance to her arrival in jail, it was all a big hollywood production and media circus for that matter. don guevara is in l.a. with more. good morning, don. >> reporter: rob, vinita, lindsay lohan is spending her first night behind bars but she's not going to be there as long as many of us thought. after leaving a beverly hills courtroom in full view of cameras, an unmarked police vehicle drove lindsay lohan behind closed doors at the jail to begin her sentence. >> she has been extremely cooperative and everything is going smoothly. >> reporter: earlier in the day, lohan arrived ten minutes late to a beverly hills courtroom where she turned herself in. >> at this time to be remanded to serve her sentence -- >> reporter: the judge ordered cameras off as lohan was
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cuffed. her emotional mother and sister looked on. attorney shawn chapman holley was back at lindsay's side after famed attorney robert shapiro left the case the night before. >> she's scared as anyone would be. but she's resolute and she's doing it. >> reporter: lindsay's father held a sign supporting his daughter outside the courthouse and issued a statement through his attorney. >> he loves her, he does not believe that she should be incarcerated. >> reporter: lohan was strip searched and psychologically evaluated. then she was taken to her cell. lindsay will be segregated from other inmates for her own protection and can only leave for an hour a day. >> other inmates can sort of be out of their cell in the day in a recreation room, can watch tv. she is not going to be able to do that. >> reporter: because of overcrowded l.a. county jails, lindsay lohan will reportedly serve two weeks out of her 90-day sentence. in los angeles, don guevara, abc news. rob, vinita, back to you.
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>> obviously much shorter than 90 days. it's still not a short time in jail for a starlet. >> three weeks, a different life for sure. n honking. a short time ago, this woman suffered from around his house. these people chose freedom over restrictions.
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finally this half hour, making dreams come true. the make-a-wish foundation is celebrating its 30th anniversary of helping seriously ill children do the impossible. >> and one of those kids is jailen cooper. his dream is to meet his favorite football team, the oakland raiders, and maybe do a little tackling. here's chris connelly. >> reporter: jailen cooper of farmville, north carolina, knows football. he learned the game from his grandfather. >> my stepdad's favorite team was the raiders. that's something jailen always kept with him. he never forgot, he always talked about the raiders.
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>> reporter: on a sunday afternoon in the fall of 2006, a 6-year-old jailen and his granddad watched football together and played outside for the last time. >> i came to pick the kids up and about an hour later, he was dead. he had a heart attack. >> reporter: but jailen's biggest challenge began when doctors found a tumor on his pituitary gland and had to operate. now 10, jailen had one wish throughout his battle to survive, and that's to work out with his favorite football team. the oakland raiders. >> jailen, this is coach cable from the oakland raiders, how are you? >> good. >> yeah? >> yes. >> are you going to help me coach the team for a day, or are you going to play a bit? >> maybe a little bit of both. >> reporter: one week later, jailen and his family are at raiders headquarters with his favorite player, running back darren mcfadden, as his tour guide. jailen discovers he's got a
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locker of his very own. >> this right here is going to be your helmet right here. got everybody to sign it. >> reporter: it's time for the moment of truth. the raiders gather around and cheer as jailen tries to tackle darren mcfadden. >> jailen, jailen, jailen, jailen! >> oh, oh! >> reporter: and coach cable even has the perfect finish for jailen's wish. his own press conference. >> hi, everybody. does anybody have any questions? >> did you hurt mcfadden? >> i don't think i did. he might be a little bruised but i don't think i hurt him that bad. >> how cute is that kid. oh, man. >> it gets even better because they're saying now his outlook is good. >> very good. oh, man. good news every now and then. good to see that. >> let's watch that tackle one more time, so cute! >> something we'll do to willis, wcwcwcwcwcwcwcwcwcwcwcwcwcwcwcwc 0
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the controversial case of a former agriculture department official. >> i was faced with helping a white person save their land. >> an explosive story that brings together race, politics and modern media. static kill. that's what bp wants to try at its busted oil well in the gulf. how it's done, and what are the chances of success? and, plenty of pets. >> i have a hard time saying no to a cat in need. >> why do some people keep so many animals around the house? it's wednesday, july 21st. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> you've got to stay tuned for the animal horror story. that is just -- >> we're not talking about like
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five or six or seven cats. >> no. >> this is like 30-plus. >> oh, man. >> it's sad because these people don't realize that they have a problem so they need help. >> they really do. see how it turns out. good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm vinita nair. we're following a developing story in the case of a former government official forced to resign over her comments about race. it now appears shirley sherrod might get her job back. >> the head of the agriculture department says he will now reconsider sherrod's forced resignation. the reversal comes a day after growing criticism over how the entire matter was handled. t.j. winick is now in washington with more. >> reporter: good morning, rob and vinita. the agriculture official was apparently telling a story about how she learned a valuable lesson over two decades ago. but this morning she is without her job in the obama administration. the controversy exploded after a conservative website posted this
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video clip of department of agriculture official shirley sherrod at an naacp event talking about a meeting with a white farmer. >> and here i was faced with having to help a white person save their land. so i didn't give him the full force of what i could do. >> reporter: monday night an obama administration official called sherrod in her car and demanded she pull over and type a resignation letter in her blackberry. agriculture secretary tom vilsack said in a statement that there is zero tolerance for discrimination at his agency. only, none of them bothered to learn that the incident in question happened 24 years ago when sherrod worked for a nonprofit. still, abc news asked her why she would look at farmers differently than she did the black farmers. >> because i always -- up to tat i feall optheages the naacp speech. >> that's when it was revealed to me that it's about poor versus those who have. >> reporter: the white farmers in sherrod's story agree, and credit her with saving their
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farm. roger and eloise spooner from iron city, georgia, consider sherrod a friend. >> if it hadn't been for her, we'd -- wasn't ever just a matter of a few months, we'd have lost it. >> reporter: t.j. winick, abc news, washington. democratic lawmakers are set to approve an extension of benefits for the long-term unemployed today. they broke through a stubborn republican filibuster yesterday, with the help of the newest senator from west virginia. carte goodwin was sworn in to succeed robert byrd, who died last month. republicans had argued the benefits would add too much to the national debt. the government's oil spill chief says five small leaks seen bubbling around the underwater containment cap are nothing to worry about. admiral thad allen says the cap is holding firm. bp now wants to try a new way to stop that leak for go
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chance they have of succeeding and ending this thing quickly? >> well, i think it's a good way to hedge bets. >> all right, let her rip. >> reporter: in the static kill demonstration created by lsu engineers, you can see the mud sinking, the oil no longer surging up against it. at the same time, work continues on those relief wells. one of which could intersect the crippled well as early as next week. but all of that is contingent on the stacking cap holding. as big as a school bus, it may be leaking. apparently not seriously. that little bit of good news offset by word bp is selling off $7 billion in assets to help cover its liabilities in the
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gulf. at the same time in hearings in new orleans, the company also under fire by a government panel for ignoring warnings about that critical blowout preventer that caused the disaster in the first place. ronald sepulveda was a well site leader on the rig. >> suspend further drill operation to a pod is opener able. >> was that done at the deepwater horizon? >> well, no, it wasn't. >> reporter: beset by those investigations, financial woes and the urgent need to kill that well, new trouble possibly on the horizon for bp, a possible tropical storm headed right for the spill zone as early as this weekend. matt gutman, abc news, baton rouge, louisiana. it was a frightening ordeal for dozens of passengers aboard a united airlines flight from washington, d.c. to los angeles. the plane was forced to land in denver after hitting severe
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turbulence over kansas. waiting ambulances took at least 30 people to area hospitals. one passenger said the plane dropped about 30 feet without warning, causing some people to hit the ceiling. washington, d.c. first responders have pulled off a difficult rescue. a construction worker was injured on a shaky catwalk under the capital's 14th street bridge. rescuers got him onto a stretcher and rigged a hoist to lower him to a waiting fire boat on the potomac river. once onshore he was taken to the hospital. his injuries are not considered to be life-threatening. in akron, ohio, a crane fell over while trying to remove a 125-foot tree from a woman's yard. it sliced through the attic and second floor, heavily damaging the home. the crane driver jumped out of the cab as it rose into the air. it took six hours to right the crane but the home is still unlivable. >> very lucky no one was in the attic when that happened. >> no kidding, wow. now more on that tropical system that matt gutman mentioned.
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a little bit earlier. it is currently a tropical wave, drenching puerto rico, haiti and the virgin islands. >> right now it's a guessing game but forecasters say it may bring heavy rain to south florida by tomorrow night. if it keeps gaining strength it could grow into a tropical depression or tropical storm bonnie within the next few days. of course, that oil spill, that's the last news folks in the gulf want to hear. here is a look at your forecast. stormy from the high plains into the midwest, ohio valley, and northeast. up to 80-mile-an-hour winds, downpours, and flash flooding in the dakotas, kansas city, indianapolis, cincinnati, and from boston to d.c. showers from houston, jacksonville and the carolinas. >> 91 in new york. 94 in atlanta. 90 in miami. 83 in fargo. 85 in omaha. 90 in the windy city. 80s from seattle to sacramento. and 95 out in albuquerque. paris may be landlocked but that is not stopping citygoers from welcoming beachgoers. >> for the ninth straight year,
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bikini-clad sunbathers are enjoying paris beach. an artificial oasis along the seine river. the city brings in tons of recycled sand, hammocks, beach chairs and even palm trees for the occasion. >> the beach stretches two and a half miles. about 5 million visitors are expected before the beach closes late next month. >> not a bad little vacation. >> i can do this to get a little beach escape here in new york. >> we'll work on our tan. >> we'll be right back with more "world news now." their homes. there is a medicare benefit that may qualify you for a new power chair or scooter at little to no cost to you. stay tuned for this important medicare benefit information and free scooter guarantee. imagine... one scooter or power chair that could improve your may entitle you to pay little to nothing to own it. one company that can make it all happen ... your power chair will be paid in full. the scooter store.
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investigators removed dozens of animals -- dogs, cats, pigeons, even a fox -- some alive, many dead, from her philadelphia home. a place where she says the animals were well cared for. >> i spare no expense. they're my babies. i have no husband or children to worry about. they were my children. >> reporter: this shocking scene is all too common. >> one of the biggest animal hoarding cases ever -- >> 250 dogs rescued from a home. >> pitbulls and more than 100 pigeons found living in filth. >> reporter: across the country, men, women, young and old, share an addiction unlike any other. the overwhelming need to collect and even control animals. the difference with animal hoarding is that this drug can love you back. >> he's a sweet boy. >> reporter: this is lolette. what started as a rescue center for strays is now a house teeming with nearly 300 cats.
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>> i have a hard time saying no to a cat in need. >> reporter: every year, thousands of americans hoard more than 250,000 animals. animal lovers like don. he began with one, two, then three cats, and now has more than 30. >> one day you look down and you've got 30 pairs of eyes looking at you going, are you going to feed me? >> reporter: don overcame an addiction to methamphetamine. seemingly replaced one habit with another. and then there's janice. with 97 dogs and 15 cats crowded into her tiny trailer. janice began breeding yorkshire terriers but she eventually added more breeds and stopped selling the puppies. she's lived like this for the
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last 12 years. >> my dogs are like my kids. they're all sweet dogs. they're just incredible. >> reporter: caring for her kids is a full-time exhausting job. >> constantly, all day long that i have to just keep going behind them and filling the water back up, picking the paper back up, putting new paper down. >> reporter: still, the trailer is never truly clean. nor quiet. janice hasn't seen her grandchildren in months. >> as much as i love my grandkids, and believe me that is a lot, but i also love my dogs too. >> reporter: it's her daughter lindsay who eventually called on dr. karen cassidy to set up an intervention. the goal, convince janice to give up all but two dogs and one cat. >> honestly speaking, if you were looking for a home for any animals, say you were running a peer, u ck place? >> reporter: it's a painful process. humane society volunteers fill
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an entire tractor-trailer with animals. as janice learns to let go. >> felt like i was pulling out my heart. like i wanted to be giving one more hug good-bye. >> reporter: it's been almost four months but that moment is still tough to think about. when you walked back into the house and those trucks pulled away and you saw all those empty cages, what was that like? >> it was hard. it was very hard. >> what were you feeling at that point? >> i felt good for the dogs. i knew that i did what i had to do. and, you know -- but it was -- it was hard. just one cat and two dogs and says her life is better. but she still misses those dogs. today, janice is focusing on lifewithndchn. but she's stodeei therapist. >> janice would be likely to start rescuing more animals if she doesn't get help. unfortunately, 100% of animal hoarders relapse if they don't receive treatment. and it's because it's painful for them to let go of the
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animals, because they feel like the animals give them perfect love, and that they give the animal perfect love, and that feels like the only way they can derive satisfaction in life. >> think you get enough love from two dogs in the same way that you got love from so many other dogs? >> i get the same amount of love from >> when you're with these two do you ever miss the others? >> i always miss the others. i'll always miss them. >> this is not that isolated of a problem. they say nationally, 250,000 animals in this country are hoarded. a quarter of a million animals. that's a lot. >> these shows about hoarding, not just pets, the one where people are hoarding things in their house, have opened my eyes to totio peo out there really cannot part with anything. they want more and more. it certainly is a problem. >> it's kind of scary. i'm a pack rat too but i'm not to that level yet. when we come back, what life is like behind bars for lindsay lohan.
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nd do drugs with one of his mistresses? that and more coming up on "the n. hat." and, did tiger woods do bugs with one of his mistresses? that and more coming up on "the skinny."
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day three of "the skinny" and day three of lindsay lohan. >> our top story all week. >> i know. i know you guys are getting sick of it. i promise you soon they will all be over. yesterday, of course, she went to jail. and her father, someone she has always had a difficult relationship with, spoke to
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radaronline, what he thought when he saw lindsay handcuffed. take a listen. >> today's a day that my daughter, who i love with all my heart, went to jail. probably one of the hardest things i've ever gone through in my life. i'm partly to blame. i accept my part, my responsibility. i went to jail, i was away from my family, i beat up my brother-in-law, and i got divorced from my wife. that's my part. >> yeah, that's her father speaking there. in terms of her defense, there were reports that robert shapiro was going to be defending her and that he had stepped back. now we saw shawn chapman holley, she is back with lindsay lohan. apparently lindsay thinks robert shapiro only threw his hat in the ring because he wanted to get publicity for his sober living house. she says that's the only reason he agreed to represent her. and sold her the bill of goods to be her attorney. >> hopping on the publicity
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train? >> as we reported earlier -- that's the mug shot in case you're wondering what she looked like. a lot of people commenting saying, it looks like she's got a smirk on her face. i don't know, i don't see that. >> i don'tpma now turning to news from your favorite hollywood family, the kardashians. kim and khloe. made a nice little career in magazine shoots, posing sexy. it appears their 14-year-old half sister is now following suit. she posed in some kind of magazine, it was on the beach. she's 14 years old. i don't know what your opinion may be on whether that's too young to be getting involved in all this kind of stuff. this is kendall. kim posted these online saying, i'm so proud of kendall, she's going to take over the modeling world, you just watch. apparently following in the footsteps of her older sisters. again, 14, too sexy, too young? >> she looks like angie harmon to me in that photo. doesn't she? >> she does. >> she's definitely a stunning
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girl. i will say i will not spew my hatred against a 14-year-old girl. because it's a little girl. i agree it's very young. >> you wonder later in life -- anyway. >> later in life, do you end up like one of the older kardashians? exactly. so rachel uchitel is the latest addition to "celebrity rehab." the back story to all this is what a lotpere t about. she is implying she and tiger woods were doing drugs together. she says -- she was talking to radaronline and she says that she and tiger woods took ambien. they say it enhanced their bedroom experience together. she worried at some point she was taking ambien excessively. she says now in fact she is checking herself in because she thinks there was a problem. she was a party planner and she says she was known to have taken ambien with tiger woods in the bedroom, now realizes she needs help. the back story here is was he taking -- you know, could he have been on this drug, could he have problems? >> i'm fascinated with the idea a sleeping pill can enhance sex.
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that seems a little interesting too. >> you learn something new all the time here on "the skinny," don't you. >> i can see they're going to have a good nap. >> we can watch it all play out on "celebrity rehab."
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here are some stories to here are some stories to watch today on abc news. president obama signs a financial reform bill into law. it changes some of the ways wall street's big banks do business, while also increasing consumer protections. also, an inspector general's report out today details how the government has spent $700 billion in the last year alone supporting financial institutions like fannie mae and freddie mac. all of that largely without congressional action. and congress is expected to finish work on an extension to long-term unemployment benefits. republican opposition to the bill was defeated yesterday in the senate. finally this half hour, a closer look at the life of british prime minister david cameron. he is a young, energetic leader with young children. >> unlike many politicians he enjoys the music of radiohead
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and lily allen. diane sawyer has more on the not so common conservative. >> reporter: there he was with internet videos. shirt sleeves rolled up. biking to work. playing in the snow. moving seamlessly from the podium to the stove. his wife samantha was also born into the upper class but had a creative director job at a prestigious stationery goods company. their firstborn was ivan, born with a rare form of cerebral palsy. cameron called him their beautiful boy, and when he died last year at the age of 6, a nation grieved. the couple also has a daughter, nancy, now age 6 and arthur, age 4. and a new baby due to arrive in september. what's going to happen with the diapers now and the dishes now? >> well, there will be the usual family row about who does what. i'll try to be a good hands-on dad. but september and the arrival of a new one is going to test that theory.
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in this job there are always a thousand other things you could be doing. and you've got to make sure that you do find time for your family and your children. >> i did want to ask you about being the youngest prime minister, what is it in england, 200 years. medvedev, sarkozy, obama. what's the important common denominator of being this new generation? >> i'm not sure. it may be something that happens and it changes again. i'm a great respecter of the old and the wise and the experienced. they've seen it all and done it all. >> they might not have given the president radiohead, right? didn't you -- >> i did, lily allen as well, i remember that. >> and lily allen. >> i met lily allen after that and said, i gave your record to the president. she said, i'm still not voting for you. you can't win, can you? >> another part of the interview, he said sometimes he'll get moral guidance from dr. seuss. >> oh. 00
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clogging the well at the bottom of the gulf. >> if it's approved to do so, it's 100% chance we'll go ahead with it. >> bp thinks it knows how to finish the job for good. weighing the risks of using a popular breast cancer drug. a government panel says those risks aren't worth the benefits. protecting the house. inside under armour and why it wants to take on the big boys of athletic apparel. it's wednesday, july 21st. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> i feel like i see under armour everywhere now. everyone wonders where did it come from? >> i have no idea. i can't wait to see the story. >> it wasn't really on even a
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player until '96. that's when the company emerged. and it really had a lot of downfalls and upswings. it really is fascinating. the man who created this company is kind of a genius. he realized there was even more market space aside from nike and adidas and he found it. >> got his way in there. >> stick around for that. >> good morning and thanks for being with us, i'm vinita nair. >> i'm rob nelson. to the news now. the government is downplaying fears that the cap on the gulf oil spill might be buckling under pressure. >> admiral thad allen compared the small drips to an oil leak in a car. that leaves a larger question about how to shut down the well once and for all. john hendren reports from louisiana. >> reporter: it's the fastest hope of clogging that well. >> if it's approved to do so, it's 100% chance we'll go ahead with it. >> reporter: it's called a static kill, pumping over 200,000 gallons of mud and cement down the well through the sealing cap, filling it and
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killing it. it's similar to the top kill, which was tried and failed. largely due to the powerful force of the oil spewing out. now with the well capped bp thinks it will fill the well, as shown in this demonstration. the government is considering approving the attempt as soon as next week. >> the static kill discussions are ongoing right now. >> reporter: as engineers wait on a final solution, a relief well to fill that oil bed with mud and cement, now weeks off, they're monitoring five drip-like leaks in the well. >> there are some minor leaks around the blowout preventer and the stacking cap itself. >> reporter: when the oil stops gushing for good, an economic catastrophe looms offshore. >> we know there are still tens of millions of gallons of oil that is still in the gulf that threatens louisiana's coasts. >> reporter: in an exclusive interview with abc's diane sawyer, british prime minister david cameron acknowledged the devastation left by britain's largest company. >> when you see those pictures of oil pouring out of an
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underground well and doing so much environmental damage, doing so much damage to wildlife, to beaches, to livelihood, that makes you angry and i want bp to sort it out. >> reporter: damage that has already cost bp tens of billions of dollars. john hendren, abc news, buras, louisiana. democratic lawmakers are set to approve an extension of benefits to the long-term unemployed today. they broke through a republican filibuster yesterday with the help of the new senator from west virginia. carte goodwin was sworn in to succeed robert byrd, who of course died last month. republicans had argued that the benefits would add too much to the national debt. we are following a developing story this morning in the case of an agriculture official forced to resign over comments about race. the controversy started when a two-decades-old speech by shirley sherrod was posted online. in the speech sherrod appeared to indicate that she favored black farmers over white farmers when it came to giving help out. >> i was struggling with the
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fact that so many black people had lost their land and here i was faced with having to help a white person save their land. so i didn't give him the full force of what i could do. >> but now it appears those comments were taken out of context. the head of the agriculture department says he will reconsider forcing sherrod to resign. it was an extremely frightening flight for passengers aboard a washington, d.c. to l.a. flight. their plane had to make an emergency landing in denver after a bout of severe turbulence. larry jacobs has that story. >> reporter: severe turbulence diverts a cross country flight and sends 25 people to various hospitals. united flight 967 took off from washington, d.c. tuesday night and was headed to los angeles when, according to united airlines, the wide body jet was shaken by heavy turbulence somewhere over kansas. >> hit a little bit of turbulence, a couple of little bumps. then all of a sudden the plane
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dropped probably, you know, 20, 30 feet. >> reporter: the flight was carrying 255 passengers and 10 crew members. not wanting to risk the remainder of the flight, united says the crew put safety first and immediately diverted the aircraft to denver to get medical attention as quickly as possible. >> i saw at least two people hit the ceiling. girl in front of me two rows, i saw her hit the ceiling and slam back down. >> reporter: the plane landed safely just before 8:00 denver time. a denver fire official says at least one person was seriously hurt while the other injuries included bruises, whiplash and sprains. >> everyone was actually very calm. it was over before you knew it. >> reporter: the faa is looking into what the plane's altitude was when the turbulence started and inspectors will look over the plane to make sure it's safe. larry jacobs, abc news. opponents of arizona's
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strict new immigration law are planning acts of civil disobedience next thursday, the day the law takes effect. organizers will not say exactly what their actions will be but they are saying they plan to a panel of government medical advihas ered setbackma thenoo ongemeed with advanced brea good lisa stark hasre.oryof quality of life for those with advanced breast cancer. now experts say avastin should no longer be used for women with the disease. >> it is not saving lives, and in fact, women taking this drug tend to die a little bit sooner than women taking other drugs. >> reporter: avastin aimed to starve tumors by choking off their blood supply. in 2008, when approved, it seemed to be working. while it didn't lengthen lives it appeared to give women an extra five months before their
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disease worsened. but the new studies reveal it wasn't so. for pat howard, who's been relying on avastin for three years, it's been hard to fathom. >> i've been known to leave the avastin chair, rush to the golf course and play 18 holes of golf. my quality of life is fabulous. >> reporter: 90,000 women have used it for breast cancer. it will still be used for other cancers. even if the fda pulls the plug on it for breast cancer, doctors could offer the drug off-label. but the price tag, $50,000 to $90,000 a year, is one few women could afford. lisa stark, abc news, washington. secretary of state hillary clinton and secretary of defense robert gates are in south korea today. this morning they visit the demilitarized zone between north and south, bracing south korea for its economic progress and criticizing north korea for its stagnation. the u.s. and south korea hold joint military exercises this weekend to prepare for possible
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aggression by north korea. a deadly cold spell is gripping parts of latin america, destroying crops and killing cattle there. >> people in bolivia, chile and other countries are struggling to cope with heavy snow and subfreezing temperatures. in argentina alone, more than two dozen people have died from exposure and other weather-related problems. as for the weather here at home, severe weather from montana to the northeast. gusty winds, heavy rain, and flash flooding for that entire stretch with a chance of isolated tornados in the plains. showers from texas to florida and up to the carolinas. >> mostly 90s up and down the east coast. 85 in omaha. 88 in minneapolis. 98 in dallas. triple digits for phoenix and salt lake city. 80 in seattle. 91 in colorado springs. 94 in boise. it was a whopper of a catch for a st. louis fisherman. >> greg bernal and his girlfriend reeled in a record 130-pound catfish from the missouri river. he said he was just about to give up for the day but decided
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to use a chunk of asian carp for bait. within moments the catfish fell for it, hook, line and sinker. >> when they finally got the fish in the net it took them another half hour to get it on the boat. and it's not his first state record. he caught a 103-pound catfish in the mississippi river 20 years ago. some guys get all the luck. >> that's a frightening fish. >> no kidding. >> we'll be right back with more "world news now." >> good eating. when i got my medicare card, i realized i needed an aarp... medicare supplement nsurance card, too. medicare is one of the great things about turning 65, but it doesn't cover everything. in fact, it only pays up to " 80% of your part b expenses. if you're already on or eligible for medicare, call now to find out how an aarp... insured by unitedhealthcare insurance company, not paid by medicare part b. that can save you from paying .up to thousands of dollars...
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something that sounds more like a warning from a bad sci-fi movie. scientists are now saying the ice in the arctic sea could be gone within five to ten years, thanks to global warming. >> if that were to happen, you would not only see an environmental change but also an economic one as well. something the u.s. military is keeping a close eye on. david kerley has more from the arctic. >> reporter: welcome to the "uss annapolis," nuclear attack submarine. we are currently 350 feet below the surface. but not the surface of the ocean, the surface of the arctic ice cap. in fact, this monitor will show you the ice.
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we were under one or two, three feet of ice. as you can see now it's gotten thicker, ten feet of ice here. the "annapolis" is here in the arctic to prove the u.s. navy can operate in the arctic, so they use a number of tools to map the ice. this is actually looking straight up at the ice. and they look for cracks and soft spots where the "annapolis" can pop up through the ice. >> listen up, can i have your attention. >> reporter: it's a tense surfacing. >> we're going to be threading the needle into a feature 150 yards wide. >> reporter: as the commander orders this nearly billion-dollar sub to crack through the ice. >> ten feet to impact. four. three. two. one. impact. >> full blow. >> reporter: it's quite a sight. >> three-four. >> wow.
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>> three-two. >> reporter: as the sub smashes to the surface through that two feet of ice. this is what they punched through. we're on the top of the sail of the "uss annapolis." this is the arctic ice pack. we are 200 miles north of prudhoe bay. it's minus 53 today. that is with the windchill. on the surface to greet the sub some of the 50 people who live here for a month to help test new equipment. climate change has made this a critical mission. the ice is thinning and receding, possibly opening up waterways, which will give competing countries access to what may be 25% of the world's undiscovered oil. >> you can imagine if the ice recedes it could become a major shipping route and the united states wants to be able to operate in that shipping route. >> reporter: david kerley, abc, on the polar ice cap north of
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in an attempt to clean up their tarnished reputation, the university of southern california is returning star running back reggie bush's 2005 heisman trophy to the ncaa. the school president made the announcement the same day he replaced the athletic director there. the school was hit with hefty sanctions this year for benefits bush received while still in school. the athletic apparel company under armour has earned their money by outfitting athletes from high schools all the way to the pros. >> now they've grown into a full-service sporting goods company on pace to do $1 billion in sales. john berman takes a look underneath the armour. >> will you protect this house? >> i will! >> reporter: they are the self-proclaimed safeguards of metaphorical houses everywhere. you've seen the ads.
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under armour makes all kinds of money making all kinds of athletic apparel to, well, protect your house. >> we got to cross a billion. we've got to focus on a billion. we're going to be a billion dollar company. >> reporter: that's 37-year-old ceo kevin plank, speaking at a sort of corporate pep rally. he means a billion dollars in revenue. a lot, considering where they came from. >> not a lot of people believe in this world that people like us, let alone companies like us, will get to a day like we have today. >> reporter: no one would believe it because under armour, based in baltimore, maryland, has one of those american fairy tale stories that is almost too much of a fairy tale. in 1995 as a mediocre college football player at the university of maryland, kevin plank decided the cotton t-shirts he was wearing at practice were too sweaty. >> what made you think -- who cares about a cotton t-shirt that you sweat through?
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>> i was pretty short and pretty slow. my incentive was giving me just that little edge and advantage. >> reporter: he made shirts with synthetic fabric that would wick away your sweat. he didn't invent the fabric, it was out there, he just made some tight shirts out of it and started giving it to friends in the pros to try out. >> i'll make these shirts up, send a few out. i thought it was going to be easy. the fact of the matter is it doesn't work like that. >> reporter: based out of his grandmother's basement he racked up $40,000 in credit card debt and tens of thousands of driving miles. and a ton of hard work. protecting the house is still the central theme to most of their ads. this is a new one for their women's line. >> are you going to let it defeat you? or are you going to protect this house? >> i will. >> that's not soft, that's for sure. that's not a noxema commercial. >> reporter: plank has been just as aggressive in business.
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>> our goal and our vision is to be the world's number one performance brand. >> number one, that means bigger than adidas, bigger than nike, bigger than all those guys? >> you use bigger, i say better. >> you said bigger before too. number one. >> i'm not afraid of being bigger. nothing's impossible. >> you go to the ball game, you walk down the street, you see ten kids walking with a nike swoosh, a couple with adidas, what goes through your head? >> opportunity. they haven't been introduced to our brand yet. >> reporter: under armour's growth has not been without bumps. their products are sometimes criticized as expensive. an initial foray into women's apparel in 2002 lost them millions. and their roll-out of running shoes last year was considered clumsy by some analysts. still, plank's desire to take down nike is palpable.
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it seems to me you're biting off a lot though given how long nike, adidas, new balance, reebok. these companies have been in for a long time. you have a nice thing going with your apparel. it just seems, why pick this fight? >> you're right, those other companies are very old. >> reporter: it's a fight that plank clearly enjoys. now with nearly 3,000 employees worldwide, and products range is from the tight base layers to ski parkas to basketball amees histo basketball h f> oah, ng i sales and marketinge, manufacturing and distribution is defense, finance and i.t. are special teams. are you still protecting the house? >> it's my job when i leave. i make that the same job of my son when i leave and go and travel and anything else too. his job is to protect the house. >> how old is your son? >> 6 years old. what do you do when daddy leaves? i protect the house. got to do it. >> reporter: i'm john berman in
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baltimore. >> protect the house. >> you like, that don't you. >> i do. the biggest problem is he says he wants looking at heir ooking at heir adidas, eybodit. >> going for number he's come this hó
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"world news now" delivers your "morning papers." >> welcome back, everybody. interesting story now out of southern russia. this is a cool-looking video but maybe kind of frightening, kind of sad. apparently it's part of a promotional stunt on a beach in southern russia. they attach this mule to a parasail and sent him coasting over the beach. kind of freaked out the people sunbathing. russian officials are opening an animal cruelty case saying the mule was trembling and scared and freaked out as you can imagine. this is all some kind of promotional stunt, now these guys who did it may be facing charges. apparently they scared the you know what out of this animal.
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>> i don't get it, is it a promotion for the company that actually does that? >> some kind of leisure firm, this was their thing to get attention or whatever. they really shook up the mule. >> i would argue seeing them do that would make me question the safety and not use that company. >> no kidding. i don't know what these guys were thinking. now they're getting the attention maybe they were seeking. >> weird. you know the expression your eyes are bigger than your stomach. >> oh, yeah. >> i've never seen a photograph that so clearly depicts what happens when you actually allow it all to play out. here's that little bird. you can see the little one. he's eating a fish. obviously that fish is enormous. take a look at this next picture moments after the entire bird has consumed the fish. he just conks over. trying to swallow that enormous fish in one big gulp. these are pictures taken in new jersey. it's a hungry baby tern, the name of the fish. it's a bluefish it's eating.
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apparently that's the mother in the background who is none too impressed. she starts staring down at the baby, shaking her head. >> it's never dull in my home state of new jersey. we have the housewives, "the jersey shore." >> we all know that food coma pretty well. eat too much, what do you do, take a nap. >> this is news out there for those of you who may be a little lonely. there's guys overseas who started a rent a friend website. for ten bucks an hour if you need someone to take you to a movie, go to a restaurant with, if you moved to a new town, trying to get -- find someone to take you around, show you your new town, you can go on this website. more than 200,000 people are already on this thing. and in this world of dating websites, all this stuff, he wanted to create something that was strictly platonic. so rent a friend is now it. that's how vinita and i met. >> would you do that? i would do it. >> would i seek it out? >> being
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one vote. >> mr. goodwin, aye. >> and with that, president obama seems to score a big win on unemployment benefits. first visit to the u.s. as british prime minister. >> it's a very important opportunity for me and for britain. >> our diane sawyer introduces us to david cameron. and, short stay. lindsay lohan wakes up in jail this morning but she's not going to be there that much longer. it's wednesday, july 21st. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> i think it's safe to say that no one's really surprised that she's not going to do the full 90 days. >> no, i think they said roughly three weeks, 23 days, because of
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overcrowding. she will not be there too long. >> i would have to say that is a bit longer than what i anticipated. three weeks is still a good chunk of time to be in jail. >> probably a long time to her. >> lifetime to her. >> we'll see. >> good morning and thanks for being with us, i'm vinita nair. >> i'm rob nelson. good morning, everybody. democratic leaders have put off final action on an unemployment benefits bill until today. it would provide those benefits up to 99 weeks to more than 5 million americans still out of work. >> a republican filibuster was broken by one senator from west virginia who had been sworn in only moments before. diana alvear has the details. >> mr. goodwin, aye. >> reporter: less than 30 minutes into his senate term, carte goodwin cast his first vote. a key procedural vote on extending jobless benefits. >> do you solemnly swear that you will support and defend the constitution of the united states of america? >> reporter: goodwin was sworn
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in tuesday to replace late west virginia senator robert byrd. along with two republicans he gave democrats the crucial 60 votes they needed, breaking the weeks-long republican filibuster. democrats and republicans agree the extension is necessary. they disagree on where the $34 billion to fund it should come from. >> what we do not support, and we make no apologies for this, is borrowing tens of billions of dollars to pass this bill at a time when the national debt is spinning completely out of control. >> so the republicans are saying, you must pay for unemployment insurance, which diminishes its capacity to create jobs. but you must not pay for tax cuts to the wealthy. >> reporter: while they argue, millions of americans continue to max out on their 99 weeks of unemployment benefits. >> we are losing everything we have. now i may lose my home because i have no money. >> reporter: while the extension won't help the 99ers it could be crucial to keeping countless others from joining their ranks.
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both the house and the senate are expected to vote on the bill on wednesday. it then heads to the president's desk. diana alvear, abc news, new york. a government watchdog is help troubled homeowners. a new report says federal support for the financial system has gone up 23% over the past year even though the banking crisis has passed. and the report says few homeowners are being helped by a program designed to lower mortgage payments. one high-ranking republican accuses the administration of using the programs as a slush fund. elena kagan is one giant step closer to the supreme court bench. the senate judiciary committee has approved her nomination with republican lindsey graham joining all of the democrats. the full senate is expected to confirm kagan as the fourth female justice in the next few weeks. we're following a developing story this morning in the case of that government official forced to resign over her
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controversial comments on race. the head of the agriculture department now says he will reconsider shirley sherrod's resignation. jake tapper has more on that story. >> reporter: it was combustible. a conservative website posting a video clip of department of agriculture official shirley sherrod at an naacp event talking about meeting with a white farmer. >> i was struggling with the fact that so many blacle here i was faced wving land. so i didn't give him the full force of what i could do. >> reporter: an obama administration official called sherrod in her car and demanded she pull over and type a resignation letter in her blackberry. agriculture secretary tom vilsack said in a statement that there is zero tolerance for discrimination at his agency. none of them bothered to learn that the incident in question happened 24 years ago when sherrod worked for a nonprofit. >> the question is why would you look at the white farmers differently than you looked at the black farmers? >> because i always -- up to
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that point, i felt they had all of the advantages. >> reporter: then, in 1986, she changed her mind. as she said in the speech. >> that's when it was revealed to me that it's about poor versus those who have. >> in your view your story was about how race shouldn't matter with people. >> right. and they turned it into saying that i'm a racist. >> and you're not? >> you better believe i'm not. >> reporter: and the white farmers in sherrod's story agree and credit her with saving their farm. roger and eloise spooner from iron city, georgia, consider sherrod a friend. >> if it hadn't been for her, it wasn't ever just a matter of a few months, we'd have lost it. >> reporter: the naacp originally applauded secretary vilsack's decision to seek sherrod's resignation, then they changed their minds saying they'd been snookered by conservative media and wanted sherrod reinstated. jake tapper, abc news, the white house. north carolina's top naacp official and 18 others were arrested for disrupting a school
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board meeting in raleigh. they were protesting the elimination of a bussing policy designed to achieve racial diversity. earlier, nearly 1,000 people marched on the capitol. protesters say the end of the 50-year-old bussing program will resegregate the state's largest school district. bp could get the go ahead today for a new approach to plug the oil spill for good. its so-called static kill plan involves force-feeding a cocktail of more than 200,000 gallons of mud and cement 13,000 feet down the well through two pipes in the sealing cap. the mud has a better chance of filling the well now that the
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cap has stopped the oil flow but the crisis has now forced bp to sell $7 billion worth of assets to another oil company. that money will help pay to clean up the damage and to reimburse gulf residents for their losses. a new report indicates water shortages are a growing threat for at least 14 states. the national resources defense council says 1,000 counties could face a lack of water by the middle of the century. the shortages are due to warmer temperatures and higher demands from consumers and farmers. and some regions, including the northeast, could see a boost to water supplies as climate change shifts weather patterns. in northern arizona a 12-year-old girl is dead after getting swept away by fast-moving flood waters. >> heavy rain triggered flash flooding north of flagstaff yesterday, leaving a muddy mess and forcing dozens of people to flee their homes. the area was alreadbildft mohs w 80s in detroiiana
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would call it, that it works well. >> i know you've met barack obama before. but i'm curious, when you first met him, what's the thing personally you most wanted to know about him? what intrigued you the most? >> he's one of the calmest, coolest people i've come across. extremely friendly, very easy to get to know. very clear in his mind about what he believes and what he wants. >> we have just concluded some excellent discussions, including whether the beers from our hometowns that we exchanged are best served warm or cold. >> in just their second face-to-face meeting as heads of state these two young leaders seemed casual and relaxed with each other. >> i have to say i was most impressed by how tidy your children's bedrooms were. and i think if the president of the united states can get his children to tidy their bedrooms, then the british prime minister, it's about time he did exactly the same thing. >> the country getting to know you for the first time as prime minister. a couple of questions, if i can.
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we saw incredible campaign videos of you putting dishes in the dishwasher, making the porridge, stirring the porridge. you have a new baby on the way. so what's going to happen with the diapers now and the dishes now? >> well, there will be the usual family row about who does what. i've always said it must be possible to be a good prime minister and a good father and a good husband. but september and the arrival of a new one is going to test that theory. in this job there are always a thousand others things you could be doing and you've got to make sure you do find time for your family and your children. and for good reason. hopefully one of the reasons you become prime minister is because you've got some balance and some equilibrium and some sort of reasonable judgment you bring to the problems of life. >> reporter: balance, equilibrium, judgment. all would be asked for the day cameron took office. confronted with one of those
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great problems of public office -- the bp oil spill in the gulf. are you as angry about what happened in the gulf as americans are? >> yes, i was very angry about it. because anyone who cares about the environment, when you see those pictures of oil pouring out of an underground well and doing so much environmental damage, doing so much damage to wildlife, to beaches, to livelihood, that makes you angry. and i want bp to sort it out and they are sorting it out. they want to cap the well, they want to clean up the mess, they want to make those payments. >> did it trouble you how tough the president has been? at one point he called bp reckless, at another point he said he was looking for -- >> who's asked to kick. >> that is a direct quote from the president. >> the president and i have spoken about this. we agree it's important bp does those things it should do. >> did you have any differences with him on that? >> i'm interested in not making
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this a u.s./u.k. issue. this a u.s./u.k. issue. shareholders in the u.s. and in the uk, pretty balanced between the two countries. what matters is dealing with the issue and the issue is the spill in the gulf, the need to cap the well, the need to make the >>hanits, rather than to get do yes, i would say that's the case. >> 321, perhaps more, fatalities among british troops and we have seen those incredible scenes of the hearses in the village streets with the veterans saluting them as they go by. >> well, it is by far, i mean, by a million miles, the biggest responsibility, the biggest challenge that i feel that i have personal responsibility for what happens, for the fact that we have troops in combat, for the fact those people are in harm's way. and i think very hard all the time, are we in afghanistan in the right way, for the right reasons? are we doing the right thing? and how can we do it better? and that's one of the reasons i
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wanted to be here today, talking to the president, because in the end it is going to be the british and the americans and other key allies in nato who either get this right or don't get it right. >> and again, that was diane think -- you notice very much in that interview, he's very young. >> very. >> diane sawyer asked him about that. he's the youngest prime minister in something like 200 years. he said, i see a lot of young leaders also coming through right now in other countries. he says the biggest thing for me is i really do respect the >> if new crop of young world leader our p postion different era for world politics. >> interesting interview to say the least. >> absolutely. coming up, a look back at lindsay lohan's first day infdfd
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ju jurors in his political corruption trial may never hear from former illinois governor rod blagojevich. one of his attorneys now says the defense may rest without calling a single witness. that includes blagojevich himself. another one of his attorneys says blagojevich should testify
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in order to explain why he says he did not try to sell the former senate seat of president obama. well, lindsay lohan is waking up this morning in her 8 by 12 foot cell after spending her first night in prison. >> from her court appearance to her arrival in jail, it was all a big hollywood production and media circus for that matter. don guevara is in l.a. with more. good morning, don. >> reporter: rob, vinita, lindsay lohan is spending her first night behind bars but she's not going to be there as long as many of us thought. after leaving a beverly hills courtroom in full view of cameras, an unmarked police vehicle drove lindsay lohan behind closed doors at the jail to begin her sentence. >> she has been extremely cooperative and everything is going smoothly. >> reporter: earlier in the day, lohan arrived ten minutes late to a beverly hills courtroom where she turned herself in. >> at this time to be remanded to serve her sentence -- >> reporter: the judge ordered cameras off as lohan was cuffed.
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her emotional mother and sister looked on. attorney shawn chapman holley was back at lindsay's side after famed attorney robert shapiro left the case the night before. >> she's scared as anyone would be. but she's resolute and she's doing it. >> reporter: lindsay's father held a sign supporting his daughter outside the courthouse and issued a statement through his attorney. >> he loves her, he does not believe that she should be incarcerated. >> reporter: lohan was strip searched and psychologically evaluated. then she was taken to her cell. lindsay will be segregated from for a tion and can only leave >> other inmates can sort of be out of their cell in the day in a recreation room, can watch tv. she is not going to be able to do that. >> reporter: because of overcrowded l.a. county jails, lindsay lohan will reportedly
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serve two weeks out of her 90-day sentence. in los angeles, don guevara, abc news. rob, vinita, back to you. >> obviously much shorter than 90 days. it's still not a short time in jail for a starlet. >> three weeks, a different life for sure. n honking. a short time ago, this woman suffered from around his house. these people chose freedom over restrictions.
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finally this half hour, finally this half hour, making dreams come true. the make-a-wish foundation is celebrating its 30th anniversary of helping seriously ill children do the impossible. >> and one of those kids is jailen cooper. his dream is to meet his favorite football team, the oakland raiders, and maybe do a little tackling. here's chris connelly. >> reporter: jailen cooper of farmville, north carolina, knows football. he learned the game from his grandfather. >> my stepdad's favorite team was the raiders.
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that's something jailen always kept with him. he never forgot, he always talked about the raiders. >> reporter: on a sunday afternoon in the fall of 2006, a 6-year-old jailen and his granddad watched football together and played outside for the last time. >> i came to pick the kids up and about an hour later, he was dead. he had a heart attack. >> reporter: but jailen's biggest challenge began when doctors found a tumor on his pituitary gland and had to operate. now 10, jailen had one wish throughout his battle to survive, and that's to work out with his favorite football team. the oakland raiders. >> jailen, this is coach cable from the oakland raiders, how are you? >> good. >> yeah?
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>> yes. >> are you going to help me coach the team for a day, or are you going to play a bit? >> maybe a little bit of both. >> reporter: one week later, jailen and his family are at raiders headquarters with his favorite player, running back darren mcfadden, as his tour guide. jailen discovers he's got a locker of his very own. >> this right here is going to be your helmet right here. cheer as jailen tries to tackle darren mcfadden. >> jailen, jailen, jailen, jailen! >> oh, oh! >> reporter: and coach cable even has the perfect finish for jailen's wish. his own press conference. >> hi, everybody. does anybody have any questions? >> did you hurt mcfadden? >> i don't think i did. he might be a little bruised but i don't think i hurt him that bad. >> how cute is that kid. oh, man. >> it gets even better because they're saying now his outlook
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