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they were told to put their pants back on. >> they say that they plan to attend this coming sunday's game against carolina with their speed does as well. >> interesting one because is there really a law against wearing a speed doe? >> i don't think so. >> it's a bathing suit, right? the fact that they were told to put their pants back on, i can't imagine what the law is. indecent exposure? he's got a great body. it's not indecent if you ask me. >> did they do a boinger? >> yes, they did. i'm not going to comment on this one. >> how about that. >> coming up, who in their right mind would do a bungie jump with no safety harness? we're going to show you who in the mix. >> an uproar of biblical proportions at costco. what a minister found when he went shopping for a bible there. you're watching "world news now." knotts ♪ ♪ ♪
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off of the plane in dallas. >> it is stored in a museum in dayton, ohio. >> reporter: president kennedy and the first lady emerging from air force one on love field, november 22nd, 1963, thousands waiting so many holding signs, welcome jack. we love you jackie and looming over them the presidential jet that would play a four more profound role this is it, kennedy's air force one. >> this is kennedy's air force one. >> reporter: the first boeing designed for a president but no one could have prepared for this. >> you can see the cockpit. >> reporter: the cockpit where the pilot sat seen on the left. on the ground in dallas less than an hour that day before learning the president had been shot. audio from the cockpit. >> we have request from the chief of staff's office to let you know if you have mrs. john sewn and mr. jen di on board.
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>> the 36th president about to be sworn in. >> this is where the moment took place. >> this is the most important place on the entire aircraft. mrs. kennedy stood right here, just at this very place. >> they were standing here. >> reporter: in that place, 27 witnesses. >> lbj asked mrs. kennedy if she would stand here for the oath as well. >> yes. >> standing in her blood stained suit mrs. kennedy wanted it that way. >> it has been said that she said they should see what they did. inside the state room on the plane, a new president at work. >> the whole time, mrs. >> the whole time mrs. kennedy is in the back of the plane. >> the back of the aircraft. she's with her husband. >> with the casket? >> with the casket. >> sitting inside her husband's casket placed inside the plane. >> the flight crew refused to put her husband's body below the cargo hold.
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>> pulling out four seats to get the president on board one last time. >> you know, one more thing that was unmistakable when they gave us access to air force one is where they sawed into the bulkhead. they never covered this up for several presidents who used this plane after president kennedy. one more thing you learn here at the national air force museum. when you look at the outside of this original air force one, the first presidential jet designed for a president, is that the colors, the font of the united states of america is what you see even today, and it was first lady jackie kennedy who chose that with the designer. the president at the time asking his wife if she would do the job. abc news, dayton, ohio. >> the suites on that plane carried richard nixon to china. the white house ex-intern monica lewinsky flew on that. >> when you heard mrs. kennedy wanted to be with her husband, she was in the back with the casket, the pilot was at also in spirit wanted to be with the president. while lbj was being sworn in, he
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recalled thinking he just didn't want to be in the picture. this is a quote from him. he said, i didn't belong to the lyndon johnson team, my president was in that box. >> wow. all right. coming up, a bible blunder. >> backlash after a major retail jerel labeled the bible a work of fiction. >> ahead in our next half hour, the dad who dished his desk job for a higher calling. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer:
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♪ ♪ david and goliath, jonah and the whale, noah and the arc. are these stories fact or fiction? >> one major retailer labeled a
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batch of bibles fiction. costco says it was a blunder. >> reporter: caleb coltenbach is the pastor of discovery church. he's a big fan of the bible. >> trying to reach people where they are and share the gospel with them. >> reporter: so when he was shopping at this seemy valley costco, he stopped to take a look at the bibles. what he saw threw him for a loop. >> it was labeled fiction. it stuck out to me because i've never seen a bible labeled fiction. >> he snapped this photo and put it on facebook. >> tweets blasting and supporting costco posted. >> labeling the bible fiction is insulting and if they had labeled the koran fiction libs would be furious. another said is it not fiction? i think costco has this correct. please provide factual data to support otherwise.
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>> it was labeled fiction accidentally. >> reporter: they have apologized and said the fiction tag was not any religious judgment. they said it was a flat out mistake. >> our ceo is a devout catholic. he obviously loves the lord. he wasn't purposefully trying to do this. it was a mistake. >> reporter: they removed the miss labeled bibles as soon as they heard the problem and replaced them with bibles that are not tagged fiction. people we spoke to said they understand why a simple labeling mistake could strike such a nerve. >> i could see it being offensive to a lot of people. >> everybody has their own right to their own beliefs. >> i don't think it was deliberate. let it be. >> rob hayes reporting for abc news. >> i'm kind of in the camp of i get it. they said it was a mistake. they rectified it. >> fiction, nonfiction, religious section. >> bible. let's just label it bible. >> there you go. it goes right there. >> right. exactly. on display. coming up, when a bungie
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take the finish shine challenge and see what it can do for you. welcome to "the mix." for the first item we take you to russia where these teenagers who are madly in love decided to do a tandem bungee jump. steen age gers, a little risky, except that one of them didn't have a harness. >> sounds wrong. >> the girl decided all she needed on this jump which turned in to a trust fall a long, terrible trust fall is to hang on to her boyfriend. there she is. hanging on for dear life literally and he is harnessed in. then the jumps. he hangs on to her thankfully. she's hanging on to him. there they go, swinging back and forth. the last thing they heard is someone else saying hold on tight.
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as far as we know everybody's okay. >> crazy. >> way too crazy. >> love's great, jumping without a harness, not great. >> crazy. >> here's the thing, went you fall to the end and jerk back you kind of lose control of your body. >> that's the moment of truth. >> that's when bad things can happen. luckily the teenagers continue to be in love and not very smart. there you have it. >> i bet they got a big lecture from their mom and dad now that has gone viral. speaking of going viral. there is a massive world wide search for a stuffed animal. 3-year-old girl lost her best friend and the mother's appeal has gone viral. they are looking for mr. rabbit. is that too cute, everybody. take a look at mr. rabbit. ruby stewart lost mr. rabbit on a london family trip. she's cried herself to sleep every night. the mother is only 29. and launched an on-line appeal for her daughter's furry friend and everyone is looking, twitter, instagram and facebook, the whole world is looking for mr. rabbit.
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three days in, several false alarms and still no mr. rabbit. >> i have a feeling she will be flooded with mr. rabbits in a second. >> my daughter has a little dog called pinky. she still has it on her bed. we had a similar incident and we martialed the resources and i can relate to the mom's problem. when you need the little animal you need the little animal. hope mr. ran bit is found. >> crying herself to sleep is so sad. a you tube prankster out there called roman atwood. we have heard of him before. he has done all kinds of crazy things. there he is. this time he decided to go crazier on a fifth anniversary trip to aruba with his girlfriend brittany. he decided to break the news that he cheated on her. this all a prank. not true at all. that's a good prank until she turns the tables on him and said, i did it, too. he freaked out. not knowing that it is her way of getting back on him on the prank.
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this morning on "world news now," american detainer this morning on "world news now," american detained a war veteran in his 80s who's in the middle of an intense dispute in north korea. why was the senior citizen arrested? the remorseful trey radel. congressman's cocaine charges and his big apology. what he is promising to his family and the nation following his arrest. falling fire ball. the scary sight over the skies of oregon. what experts are saying after it was witnessed by so many. stunt spoof, jean claude van damme, the latest attempt to repeat it. it is going viral. it is in "the skinny" on this thursday, november 21st. >> announcer: from abc news this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >> good thursday morning.
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i'm surprised it took this long for someone to come out with a spoof of the jean claude van damme. >> next time i my pregnant self will ride on two big rigs just like that. >> it would go viral. i'd love to see that. i think everybody would. you want to give us a preview. >> i don't want to spoil it. i will save the best for lasts. >> let's get started. good morning to all of you. we begin with the elderly american war vet now in north korean hands. the grandfather and former teacher was detained leaving the country. >> the u.s. negotiating for his release. abc's martha raddatz has more. >> reporter: an adventure turned into a nightmare. meryl newman, an 85-year-old korean war veteran and grandfather seen here in his retirement community newsletter. he was on a sightseeing trip to the country he once fought
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against. about to leave, he was reportedly pulled from the airplane by north korean authorities. his traveling companion and neighbor, bob hamrdla, a former stanford university official, telling abc news there has to be a terrible misunderstanding. i hope that the north koreans will see this as a humanitarian matter and allow him to return to his family as soon as possible. the state department issued a warning of reports that north korean authorities are arbitrarily detaining u.s. citizens and not allowing them to depart the country. newman would be the second american detained under the young leader kim jong un. missionary kenneth bay was grabbed last year. friends say merrill newman thought it would be a fun, interesting trip and even though they are not saying the u.s. government is certainly seeking ways to get him released and as you can imagine he's the talk of his retirement home. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. the fbi investigating
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evidence that known terrorists have been allowed to settle in the u.s. as refugees. this fbi surveillance video shows an admitted al qaeda terrorist who killed american soldiers in iraq trying to get weapons to kill more of them. he was allowed to settle in bowling green, kentucky, because of a flawed system of background checks. >> if you are asking my opinion, i'd say the system failed. otherwise they wouldn't been here in the first place. >> you think. the immigration service says it has tightened security on background checks in an effort to keep other terrorists out. florida lawmaker caught buying cocaine is taking a leave of absence from congress. trey radel spoke about the scandal for the first time last night. with more, here's abc's pierre thomas. >> will you make a statement, sir? >> reporter: congressman radle took the walk no politician wants to take, the walk of shame as he left court after pleading guilty to cocaine possession. a long distance from the
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hallowed halls of congress from a first term conservative who pushed for drug testing for people on food stamps. >> we stand up and say our society is not about i in the federal government about we the people. >> his cocaine dealer told dea and fbi agents he was a regular customer. on october 29th, they set up a sting outside of this upscale restaurant in washington's dupont circle. radel bought $260 worth of cocaine from undercover agents. later that night, authorities told him he just bought drugs from an undercover federal agent. radel threw himself on the mercy of the court saying, your honor, i apologize for what i have done. i've hit the bottom. >> i've let down our country. i've let down our constituents. i've let down my family. including my wife and even though he doesn't know it, i have let down my 2-year-old son.
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>> reporter: radel sentence to one year probation,. radel says he is an alcoholic headed to rehab. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. >> say this for the guy he's said all the right things. his apology didn't leave anything out. he really dotted his is and crossed his ts, he's the anti-rob ford. >> not only has he done it right so far, but he is also promising to donate his salary to charity while he's on this leave of absence. once again, i think, like you said, said the right things and if he follows through he will do the right things as well. >> let's hope so. moving on now, president obama was joined by president clinton at arlington national cemetery as they paid their respects to president john f. kennedy. they laid a wreath at the gravesite marking the 50th anniversary of his assassination. president obama recognized president clinton with a presidential medal of freedom. an award created by kennedy as he reflected on president kennedy's legacy.
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>> resilient, resolute, fearless and fun loving, defiant in the face of impossible odds and most of all determined to make the world anew. >> tourists are already flocking in to dallas to honor the memory of president kennedy and dealey plaza, the location where he spent his final moments. kennedy cousin michael skakel could be released from prison today. he was convicted of killing a teenager neighbor 40 years ago. the conviction was set aside last month. there will be a bail hearing but he will have to be careful because there might be another trial. >> i don't know that i would tell a client not to smile. i think if the result is good and he knows he will be free it would be hard to say don't be happy about that. >> it's estimated skakel's family spent millions of dollars to win his freedom. one more trial may strain skakel's personal finances.
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in oregon a fire ball lit up the night time sky. photographer mike warner spotted it and shot this video while flying in a helicopter. it has been blowing up all over social media with many calling it a ufo. one expert said he is pretty sure it is a meteor. >> this particular one survived all the way down to the ground. this would be an example what could be the end result. >> if it was a meteor, none of it likely survived to land on earth. to the jury is still out on what it really was. >> amazing picture, whatever it is. >> oh, yeah. something did land at wichita airport, a jumbo jet stuck there. it is apparently too big for the runway. the boeing 747 landed last night possibly by mistake. it appears to large to turn around. there's not enough length on the runway to take off safely. look at the weather across the nation. most of the east will remain dry. in the midwest rain showers will
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fall from texas into the great lakes and a band of snow from arizona in to wisconsin with the heavy snow possible in the higher elevations of colorado, as well as new mexico. >> windchill temperatures could fall below zero from wyoming to colorado. in the midwest highs range from the teens in the northern plains to the 50s in the ohio valley. okay. here's an admittedly expensive gift for that car guy or girl on your holiday shopping list. how about buying them a classic ferrari. >> i ironically, john, there is one going on sale in new york today. wonder who's on your list. >> i'd take it. >> it happens to be a rare, 1964 ferrari 250-lm. one of 32 ever made. >> it only has 10,000 miles on it. a japanese owner who's owned it since 1983 is selling it at this point. it is expected to go for between 12 and $15 million bucks. >> wow. the car is officially known as -- >> let's see. the chassis 6107. >> there you go. >> interesting. >> why would they call it that?
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>> 16 million bucks and at least you have a ferrari. you see the paintings, like something from warhol going for $100 million and it hangs on a wall. >> and that was 100 million. you can buy a fleet of ferraris. >> i have heard a rumor, as soon as you drive a car off the lot it is worth $8 million. i don't know if i want it anymore because now it worth 8 million. >> cruising on saturday night and you were there and i said would you want a ride. >> in a $16 million ferrari, i don't know anyone who wouldn't say sure. >> if they know. good to know. i'll buy it. coming up the backlash and ribbing. the sexiest man alive now faces. the executive taking a huge career plunge. he gave up paperwork and hassles for sky-high ambitions. you are watching "world news now." ♪ workin' for a living
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why. >> these are some of the bills i received. >> reporter: hospital care at a staggering cost. >> roughly $545,000. >> reporter: medical bills adding up, blamed in 60% of personal bankruptcies. >> it was seven pages. >> reporter: that's atlanta mom tracey rutt, who rushed to the hospital for an urgent gallbladder surgery. we dug deeper in to her bill. one blood pressure pill $15. surgical stapler $895. disposable scissor tip $177. total cost of three nights in the hospital, nearly $40,000. >> what was it like the first time that you saw this? >> it was shocking. >> reporter: that bill, insurance took care of half but that means tracey is on the hook for $20,000. take a look at this. abc news obtained the catalog from one of america's largest hospital suppliers and compared
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it to tracey's bill line by line. that $15 blood pressure pill, hospitals can buy it for just three cents. and it turns out the north side hospital system, whose ceo makes $2.1 million a year, has been criticized before by a consumer advocacy group for it's inflated pricing. >> i want to pay my bill but not overpay. >> reporter: in this month's special edition of the journal of the american medical association, a panel of experts across the country takes a critical look at our nation's health care system. we asked dr. moses why hospital pricing is so secretive. who's keeping it from the light of day? why don't we know this information? >> there's no incentive to make the information clear and every incentive to make it mysterious. >> reporter: the american hospital association told us hospitals like north side lose millions of dollars a year from patients who don't pay their bill and on medicaid and medicare shortfalls. so people like tracey end up having to make up the difference. you will have to keep fighting
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this. >> i will fight as long as i have to. >> reporter: rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> that is outrageous, isn't it? >> what are your resources? do you go back and say, wait a second. i see you were able to buy it for three cents. why are you charging $15? >> apparently you can challenge it and sometimes they will create a payment plan and work with you if you pay it up front but it is hard to figure out what is up because they use codes. so you are trying to figure out what is this thing so i can see how much it costs on the open market and you have to do it within 90 days. you can't delay either. >> it is interesting they have worked so hard for a patient bill of rights and this isn't something that is on there. >> crazy stuff. coming up, the singing star who's being sent back to rehab and it's not his choice. the sexiest man alive facing backlash over the honor. it is coming up next in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny so skinny >> all right. "the hunger games catching fire" had its new york city premier last night. jennifer lawrence, liam hemsworth and other stars were there to preview the flick that comes out on friday and my daughter can't wait. >> oh, my gosh, everybody is excited about this. >> first one was really good. >> i did not read the book. i watched the movie and i
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thought it was great. can't wait to see this one. >> should we get started on the skinny? >> let's get started. >> last week we showed you this awesome video of jean claude van damme, the muscles from brussels doing the split on two volvo trucks. do we have it? yeah, we do. watch this. this is just nuts. we showed it last week and the guy's still got it. any way, come on now, do our split. channing tatum of "21 jump street" fame decided to do a parody of it. take my word for it, van damme did a full split. see what channing tatum does. he is definitely feeling it. isn't he? he is standing on two crates, not moving trucks. already van damme has his beat. >> he is wearing what looks like skinny jeans. >> he does look like he is wearing skinny jeans. first time i'm seeing it too. that is about right. that is what would happen if i tried that. >> cut to channing on the floor.
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>> yes. check it out. chris brown, this is a long convoluted story. try to stay with me. remember last month he got in to a scuffle in washington, d.c. where he hit a guy who he said was trying to get on the tour bus. he got arrested because of that and decided to check himself in to anger management. to rehab for anger management. he's been kicked out of anger management rehab because he threw a rock in to his mom's car, shattering a window. she suggested he stay in anger management longer. now at a court hearing for the probation of when he beat up his girlfriend back in 2009, rihanna -- - we all remember that. i said it was convoluted. the judge suggested he return to rehab and not only that they have added stipulations to his probation help has to perform at least 24 hours of community service a week and submit to drug testing as he is dealing with his anger management issues. >> when you throw a rock at your mom's windshield when he questions your anger management, i don't know where to go with
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that one. >> when you get kicked out of anger management rehab. that's a bad sign. >> adam levine just voted the sexiest man alive by "people" magazine. a lot of people aren't sure about it. whatever. i feel sorry for the poor guy. he hate he is getting on social media. it is not surprising. we know all about this. >> yeah. >> listen to some of these quotes. nothing sexy about a monorexic serial dater. did i mention his nasal whining voice. got it wrong, got it wrong. controversy, dismay. listen to this one his scrawny body, giraffe neck hair creeping down the neck are in i can see why people chose this guy. this is robin long who said that. who votes in these surveys, blind people. i hope he has thick skin and i'm sure he does. he didn't vote himself in, folks. >> that's true. i said it yesterday, i don't know it that is so much as great bod but i think it has to do more with his raspy voice. >> the whole thing.
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>> the whole package although that is a nice picture of him. he has a nice face. >> eh. ugh that is a nice picture of him. he has a nice face. >> eh.
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i said it yesterday, i don't
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i said it yesterday, i don't ♪ workin' for ♪ workin' for a living >> we all know this is working for a living is a real drag sometimes. it could be cooler if we could ditch the desk and head out for adventure, don't you think? >> instead of being here in the middle of the night, no way. especially if we could get paid for it. one guy is doing exactly that. here's abc's alex perez. >> reporter: it is a dizzying day at the office. >> reporter: it is a dizzying day at the office. meet the go pro bomb squad. this is marshall miller's day job. >> land and try to wipe the smiles off of our face. >> reporter: the 34-year-old husband and father of two was working in real estate unhappily. >> i wasn't passionate about.
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passion is the big word, i guess. >> reporter: what he was passionate about weekend parachuting trips he'd take with friends. than an idea what if someone would pay them to be career dare devils. they called camera maker go pro and they said yes. since then they have been space jumping in norway and parachuting in to an nfl game as brand ambassadors. as for miller's family, dad's new job took some getting used to. >> he used to golf. to this is different. >> reporter: after dropping the kids off at school. >> have a great day. love you. >> reporter: the team completes a thorough safety check. then time to go to work. a wing suit jump from 5,000 feet up.mp from they fly for almost a minute before returning to reality. >> that was awesome.
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>> what's that feeling that you're hanging there? you're looking down. >> almost there. >> that's a magic moment. >> reporter: a magic moment they hope will catch on. >> i hope everyone can find whatever they like to do for fun and incorporate it into life as much as possible. >> awesome, buddy. >> reporter: alex perez, abc news, morgan, utah. >> that is crazy. they love to do this. they called the company and said, can we do this for you? >> i have my answer. i'm going to call go pro and ask them if they need a professional shopper. i'll wear a helmet cam. >> if anheuser-busch wants to hire me to go around and promote their product. >> you're doing a little bit of homework. who could i find? you're thinking about who you could find to fit what you do? >> a promoter. >> go pro. i'm going to do what you do. >> anybody who will pay me.
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good morning. i'm diana perez. >> i'm john muller. perez some of the top stories terroristlowing for you on "world news now." the fbi is investigating how dozens of terrorists have been allowed in the united states as refugees because of faulty art of and checks. this is part of an abc news investigation. florida congressman tray raid radel is pleading guilty. michael skakel's conviction for the 1975 murder of a teenager was set aside. he's not home free. there may be another trial. >> caught on video. this mysterious fireball lighting up the sky.
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some say it's a ufo. experts say it's likely a meteor. those are some of our top stories for thursday, november 21st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is world news now. good friday morning, everyone. we begin this half hour with that disturbing new evidence that trained terrorists were allowed to live in the u.s. as refugees. >> the fbi is investigating how the mistake could have possibly happened. here's our chief investigative correspondent, brian ross. >> reporter: this fbi surveillance video was made in kentucky. it shows an admitted al qaeda terrorist, who had already killed american soldiers in iraq, trying to get weapons to kill more of them, and authorities tell abc news he may be just one of dozens of men with american blood on their hands, who were mistakenly allowed to settle in the u.s. as
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refugees. >> these were trained terrorists in the art of bomb making that are inside of the united states and quite frankly from a homeland security perspective, that greatly concerns me. >> reporter: the kentucky case unfolded in the city of bowling green, where two iraqi al qaeda cell members had moved in to quiet neighborhoods, living here and here. authorities say that they were able to come to the u.s. because of a flawed system of background checks that did not pick up their terrorists pasts. the system failed here, though. >> if you are asking my opinion, i'd say the system failed. otherwise they wouldn't have been here in the first place. >> reporter: in iraq, the two men were part of an al qaeda group that carried out a relentless series of attacks against u.s. forces with road side bombs, including one that killed four members of the pennsylvania national guard in 2005. >> these two individuals, specifically, are innately evil. >> reporter: during the fbi undercover operation, the men
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said they wanted to carry out new attacks in the u.s. and kill a u.s. army captain who served in iraq. >> they wanted to assassinate this particular u.s. captain. >> reporter: a big break in the case came out of this fbi warehouse in washington. >> this is basically america's bomb library. >> reporter: the repository for some 100,000 bombs used against american targets around the world. fbi technicians were able to find the fingerprints of one of the kentucky men on a bomb that had been planted in iraq in 2005. >> you can see right here and right there. yep. >> what was it like when you made the match? >> like finding a need until a hay stack. >> reporter: now there is an urgent effort to go through a backlog of other bombs, looking for fingerprint matches with other refugees in the u.s. who may have also been able to hide their al qaeda ties. the discovery of al qaeda in kentucky led to a six-month
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suspension of the refugee program, which has helped to resettle tens of thousands of legitimate refugees them. the immigration service says it tightened security and background checks. in effect closing the barn door after the fact. brian ross, abc news, new york. this morning there are behind the scenes negotiations to free an elderly american tourists now being held by north korea. merrill newman is a korean war veteran and grandfather seen her here in his retirement community newsletter. he was wrapping up a sightseeing trip to north korea when they pulled him off the plane. the u.s. in afghanistan have reached a tentative deal to keep american troops there the next decade or so. >> the agreement is being considered by top afghan tribal leaders. we are joined from kabul with the late developments. good morning, mohammad. >> reporter: good morning, john and diana. a very big week here in afghanistan. the future of the entire u.s.
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mission here rests on what happens in the next few days. as we speak, nearly 3,000 afghan delegates from across the country are gathering in a large public tent to debate whether the u.s. should stay here after the mission officially ends sometime next year. it's called a loi yeah ya jirga. it is basically a public assembly. for centuries, it is how afghans have been settling their disputes. the delegates will be voting on a document that spells out the relationship between america and afghanistan. some highlights include nine american bases still here in afghanistan, full freedom to move american troops in and out of the country and one of the more controversial points, full immunity for soldiers. in other words, when they commit something wrong, they cannot be prosecuted under afghan law. since this war began, more than 2,000 american soldiers have given their lives with so many historic moments. few would have seen the most important mission would come not in the battlefield but a public tent where afghans will be voting. the vote is expected on sunday. john, diana? >> thank you. a new poll just released by
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abc news shows the growing impact of the nsa leaks. 48% of those responding say they think the nsa intrudes without justification on the privacy of americans. that's up 8% from just last month. 60% say edward snowden's leaks have harmed u.s. security. that also jumped 11% from october. congresswoman from new york city recovering from a mugging on capitol hill. democrat grace ming was hit from behind, knocked out on her way home from a restaurant on tuesday evening. this happened just blocks from the capitol building. she wasn't seriously injured and by yesterday afternoon she was back home casting votes in the house. some developments in the sexual assault investigation involving a florida state quarterback winston. dna provided by winston matches the sample taken from the underwear of the woman accusing him of sexual battery. a statement from the accuser's family said the police in tallahassee warned the young women about pursuing the case against winston. the accusers attorney was told
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her life could be quote made miserable if she presses charges. he has not been charged and his attorney denies any wrongdoing on his part. the battle between rodriguez and major league baseball has come out behind closed doors in a major way. a-rod and his attorneys are appealing his 211-game suspension for violating baseball's drug laws. when an arbitrator refused to order commissioner bud selig to testify in the proceeding yesterday, rodriguez stormed out of the room. in an interview a-rod asked if he thought selig had gotten personal. >> 100% of this is personal. i think it is about his legacy and my legacy. he's trying to destroy me. by the way, he is retiring in 2014 and to put me on his big mantle on the way out is a big trophy. zpl the commissioner's office said they chose a different official to represent it in the ongoing hearings, and it is noted that selig hasn't testified in a single drug-related case. >> but he apparently doesn't have to. >> right. >> all right.
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>> not only that, a-rod hasn't testified either. he says because he's been warned if he does anything he does can be used against him in other lawsuits coming up later. >> a-rod is unpopular with the public and around baseball but i think he is almost as good as i have ever seen him being candid just being angry. he is talking like a real person. >> finally becoming a real person. which a lot of people don't get from a-rod. you can almost relate to him ino maes but it sort f d a band of rain showers will stretch from texas to the great lakes. a band of snow from arizona in to wisconsin. accumulations could range from a few inches in nebraska to hy snowfall in the munta showers for southern californ windchill temperatures could fall below zer o parts of colorado. highs from the 70s to the 40s and in the northeast it will be seasonal in the 40s. today is the last opportunity for the owner of a winning $16 million lottery ticket in florida to collect
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their prize. >> the ticket bought last may at a convenience store in suburban, tampa. the owner of the store has placed signs everywhere hoping to jog the winner's memory. >> lottery officials say it would be the largest unclaimed jackpot winner in florida since 2003 when someone failed to collect a $53 million jackpot in florida. that was nothing compared to -- this is nothing compared to that. but $16 million. what's going on? is this person from overseas. >> maybe out of town. maybe they lost the ticket, threw away the ticket. i have bought tickets before and found out there is no jackpot winner and i don't bother to check anymore but in theory i could have won. >> that's true. just don kno if the money is not collected it will go to the department of education. which is nice. >> tragic. >> tragic. that is nic >> not the charity part. the fact that somebody is leaving 16 million on the table. >> i agree. that is tragic
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coming up a 33-yeav cliff hanger so unforgettable. it is our "towbaday. and tv stars and political icons in the spotlight. our salute to those aw medals of f and then there is this. >> up next a look inside of "mad" magazine headquarters. is someone lookinver ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by no no hair removal. o hair removal.
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one more way the charmin relief project is helping people enjoy the go. hg-3. hd-3. hd 3. hd-3. for kids of all ages, "mad" magazine was an irreverent indulgence. comedic genius, topical humor they provide a fresh perspective on the current culture. >> some say the magazine warped or shaped many minds.
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we go inside of this zany operation. ♪ >> wearing my "mad" hat today because i'm talking about a new book called "inside mad." i thought, wait, "inside mad," the book, why not talk about it inside "mad" the magazine. here we are. we are inside "mad." this is a famous cover. it is made up of all -- i think it was the 400th issue. alfred e. newman is made up of all 400 covers of "mad". ♪ this is the cover of october "mad" magazine, which came out three weeks before "the new york
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post" did this. >> he is a real character. >> the original founder of "mad." he didn't have a secretary. hated to answer letters. he didn't type. he had 50 rubber stamps made with the 50 most asked questions. he'd stamp the answers and mail it back to you. and he said it is a great system. we are going to talk to one of the at least interesting people that work at "mad" and make it happen. the editor of mad. >> always a pleasure, even with the introduction. >> oh, you heard it. oh, oh, oh. as you know, we are talking about inside "mad." how did this come about? >> the idea for the book came about from my partner in the '80s that was to ask can all of the different writers and artists to contribute their favorite article to the book. the writers and artists jumped on it. they wrote great essays.
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we were looking for a celebrity to write the introduction which was written by apatow. we got a lot of great essays by a lot of great people. roseanne barr wrote what a wonderful thing it was for her growing up reading "mad." talked about what it meant to her. a lot of people excited about this terrific fold out that is sergio, one of our most legendary artists did. >> wow. >> where he did all of the artists and writers that have ever contributed to "mad." >> oh, wait a minute. this is me. >> in front of a camera. >> and peter who is filming. didn't know peter and put him in there. >> absolutely out right now. inside mad and look for it on amazon. there's a backstage look at mad magazine. hope you had some fun and we will throw it back to the studio. i will be back with gadgets soon. i'm talking to you from mad, hard to forget where you are, isn't it.
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>> 61st anniversary. >> thank you. >> here's a look at the compilation "inside mad." there's the foldout he was showing you. first thing we go to. check it out. the fact they were able to include every single writer that's ever worked on the magazine is amazing. i happen to remember "mad" tv because i'm from a later generation. >> of course. but you remember. >> my older sister always had a copy of "mad" and it was great to read. i loved it. >> it is just jam packed with really cool stuff. i'm going to take this home and take a look. >> you should. coming up, today marking a big moment in history. a day that millions waited months for. who shot j.r.? we will look at that episode in this "throwback thursday." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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throw back thursday. one of the most shocking tv episodes in history. on this day in 1980 the world discovered who shot jr. >> it was kristin. >> i watched but forgot who did it. >> it is hard to understand the impact the mystery had on the fans of "dallas" the episode in which j.r was shot was the highest rated episode in history. 83 million people watched the show. >> fans had to wait all summer to find out who did. it was such a cliff hanger, oddsmakers made a bet of who it would be. >> the mistress all along. >> we look back at the most shocking moments in history. >> in 1968, first interracial
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kiss. kirk and a woman locked lips. executives were concerned it would cost protests so they had two versions. one where they kissed and one did. no the kiss episode did air and it received a huge response and hardly any negative. >> kirk always got the chik. >> nypd blue ran for 12 seasons and pushed the envelope quite a bit. >> a lot more nudity than any other primetime show has ever shown. we can't show you any of it but trust us when we say it "nypd blue" did not discriminate. it showed women, men, a lot of butts and led to a fine from the fcc. >> another omg moment in tv is from "the newhart show." this is famous for its finale. which is one of the great in tv history. to understand this one, you have to know that actor bob newhart had another show in the '70s where he played a psychiatrist
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and for the season finale the producers went back to the beginning revealing the entire show was just a dream. >> all right, bob. what is it? >> i was an inn keeper in this crazy little town in vermont. >> hilarious. tv continued to break boundaries and still does. >> in 1997, there were few major gay characters on primetime tv and ellen degeneres changed that with this announcement. >> so afraid to tell people i just -- i'm gay. >> wow, big moment. >> that was certainly a big moment. she also went on to become one of the first talk show hosts to also be outwardly gay. she has broken boundaries when it comes to this kind of thing over and over again and got an enormously response that she got to her coming out on the show. >> great moments there, right.
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>> absolutely. i remember a few of them. coming up, a big honor for some notable americans. able americans. and so does bill, an identity thief who stole mary's identity, took over her bank accounts, and stole her hard-earned money. unfortunately, millions of americans just like you learn all it may take is a little misplaced information to wreak havoc on your life. this is identity theft. and no one helps stop it better than lifelock. lifelock offers the most comprehensive identity theft protection available. if mary had lifelock's bank account alerts, she may have been notified before it was too late. lifelock's credit notification service is on the job 24/7. as soon as they detect a threat to your identity within their network, they will alert you, protecting you before the damage is done. lifelock has the most comprehensive identity theft protection available, guarding your social security number, your money,
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♪ a very special black tie dinner took place in our nation's capitol last night. >> at the event some of the nation's most remarkable citizens. that's why it is our favorite story of the day. president obama honored the recipients of the medal of freedom and awarded it to 16 americans who he said live extraordinary lives. >> among those, bill clinton, oprah winfrey and sally ride. abc's karen travers has more. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, john and diana. yesterday president obama said the medal of freedom event is one of the favorite of the year. the biographies are so amazing
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and the stories are inspiring. yesterday, 16 people received the nation's highest honor. >> their extraordinary lives remind us all of the beauty of the human spirit, the values that define us, as americans, the potential that lives inside of all of us. >> reporter: the medal of freedom recipients represent a wide range of american culture. in sports, legendary college basketball coach dean smith. baseball legend ernie banks. >> the man who came up through the negro leagues making $7 a day and became the first black player to suit up for the cubs in one of the greatest hitters of all time. >> reporter: in entertainment, country singer loretta lynn and opera winfrey. even with 40 emmys, distinction of being the first female black billionaire. oprah's greatest strength has been her ability to help us discover the best in ourselves. >> reporter: in science, nobel prize winners and history making
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astronaut sally ride. >> the first american woman in space. sally didn't just break the stratospheric glass ceiling, she blasted through it. >> reporter: and politics. >> his foundation and initiative has helped to save the lives of hundreds of millions of people. >> reporter: president obama said this is one of his favorite events of the year. >> this year, it's just a little more special because this marks the 50th anniversary of president kennedy establishing this award. >> reporter: president kennedy never lived to hand it out. he was assassinated two weeks before he was scheduled to honor the first recipients. john and diana. >> star power there, right. >> one of the things you want to be in the room because there were so many powerful people there. >> thank you, karen for that. that's our news for this half hour. >> remember to follow us on facebook at wnnfans.com. more from abc when we come back. 3
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this morning on " "world news now," drug scandal. the congressman from florida busted on cocaine charges pleads guilty and pleads for forgiveness. >> i'm sorry. i have no excuse for what i have done. >> trey radel's late-night news conference full of apologies. in flight fright. the emergency chute inflates on an airliner. the scare for passengers and the safety questions and the investigation. and biblical uproar. a pastor discovers the bible sold at costco as a book of fiction. >> our ceo is a devout catholic. he obviously loves the lord and this isn't something that he is purposely trying to do. it was a mistake. >> reporter: is the apology enough for the most faithful customers? it is thursday, november 21st.
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. good thursday morning, everybody. inching our way to the magic day of friday. >> today is your friday. >> it is, you are off tomorrow. no wonder you are smiling. she is in a good mood. >> i really am. >> i thought i was extra charming today. >> that too. we begin with breaking news from florida congressman trey radel speaking out for the first time on his charge of cocaine possession. >> the first term republican says he is taking a leave of absence from congress and he is donating his salary to charity. >> congressman from florida busted for cocaine and pleaded guilty to the crime and late wednesday apologized for all that he's done. late wednesday, a contrite congressman trey radel broke his silence. >> i'm sorry.
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i have no excuse for what i've done. >> reporter: it took just minutes inside of a washington, d.c. courtroom for this florida congressman to admit to buying cocaine. representative trey radel, a tea party darling, and self-professed hip hop congressman pleaded guilty to possession of a controlled substance. radel former tv news anchor was bought buying cocaine in d.c.'s dupont circle neighborhood. little did he know it was part of a joint operation between the fbi and dea after the congressman had been identified by a cocaine dealer. according to prosecutors, radel purchased cocaine several times from an agent and turned over to authorities more cocaine from his house. >> i'm doing so because i want to be a better man. i want to be a better man for you. i want to be a better man for -- and most importantly i want to
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be a better man for my family, my dad, my mother-in-law, my father-in-law, my wife and my little guy. >> reporter: he is one of one of washington's more colorful characters. he received one year probation and will seek treatment in napals, florida. >> thank you. the 78 people on board a jetblue fright from ft. myers, florida, to georgia had a frightening story to tell. the plane diverted to orlando after an emergency evacuation slide deployed inside of the cabin. one passenger told our boston station the slide pinned a flight attendant to a small area at the front of the plane. >> behind the crew cockpit in front of the front seats, in that area where the flight attendants usually greet you when you walk in the aircraft, it basically filled up that whole cavity. >> the flight attendant suffered minor injuries. no passengers were hurt in the incident.
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the plane that malfunctioned was taken out of service and a new one flew everyone to boston later on. new rules requiring seat belts for on board large buss are being put in place. the government said at the beginning of november 2016 they must have new lap belts for the passenger and driver. that doesn't include school or transit buses. the new rules come after accidents, some of them fatal, involving intercity buses. experts said it could reduce fatalities and serious injuries by up to 45%. two teenager students who have been cleared of all charges connected to the death of a 12-year-old girl allegedly bullied in to killing herself. now in a new twist the attorneys for the girls accused of doing the bullying are calling their clients the victims. abc's larry jacobs has the story. >> reporter: there will be no jail time for a 12-year-old and her 14-year-old friend accused of tormenting a classmate so relentlessly it drove her to suicide. the florida state attorney saying on wednesday all charges have been dropped. the two have been accused of cyberbullying rebecca sedwick so
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cruelly, urging her to drink bleach and die and she should kill herself. on september 9th the she climbed a silo tower and jumped to her death. the case drew attention after polk county sheriff showed mug shots of the juveniles says they showed no remorse for sedwick's death. >> we could have gone to court with it but would that have been in the best interest of the children? as a result we see the children are going to get the services they need. >> reporter: younger girls' attorney defended his client. >> i don't think that rebecca's death had anything to do with the conduct of my client. >> reporter: but says the girl, in fact, was a victim herself. >> we plan to get her extensive counselling because she had issues of her own. she had been bullied on her own. >> reporter: he says he is pleased with the outcome that the two juveniles will get help but --
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>> let's don't lose focus that we have a 12-year-old child that's dead. that child was tormented. that child was harassed. that child was beat up. there's a victim. >> reporter: larry jacobs, abc news, new york. >> a lot of people support that sheriff. >> that's true. because these two girls, according to -- if you look at what was posted on facebook it is clear to see they really did seem to torment the girl. we have to remember one of the girls bullying the 12-year-old who killed herself was her best friend who was turned by this other person. so this is the younger girl we are seeing here. the fact that now her attorney is coming out to say she was also bullied, i can almost understand how she could have been bullied in to bullying her best end. >> the attorney we saw, if she looks familiar he represented casey anthony. must be some attorney by the way. he's demanding an apology. there was some talk that the girls may seek a lawsuit against the sheriffs office. >> we will have to wait and see on that one. >> yes, we will.
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there are some urgent behind the scenes negotiations to free an elderly american tourist held by north korea. meryl newman, 85 years old, is a korean war veteran and grandfather. that is him seen in his retirement community newsletter. he was wrapping up a sightseeing trip when he was pulled off the plane. an american missionary was detained under similar circumstances last year. in fact, foreign citizens are held in new york this morning charged with trying to smuggle 200 pounds of meth to the u.s. the men were arrested in thailand as part of a dea sting operation. they have pled not guilty and held until a bond hearing. ceelo green is back in court after attorneys argue the ground rules for his drug trial. he's accused of giving ecstasy to a woman during a dinner date without her knowledge. abc's brandi hitt has the latest. >> reporter: ceelo green was back in a los angeles courtroom
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after a day after his appearance on the nbc reality show "the voice." the 39-year-old grammy award-winning artist whose real name is thomas decarlo callaway is facing a felony charge of furnishing a controlled substance. during a dinner last year, prosecutors say green slipped a woman the drug mdma, better known as ecstasy. the two then went back to her hotel room where the woman claims she woke up naked next to the singer not knowing how she got there. ♪ maybe i'm crazy >> reporter: the popular entertainment figure behind the hit "crazy" pleaded not guilty and his attorneys claim the accusations are false and unfounded. >> bail remains $30,000. >> prosecutors also did not charge the singer with sexual assault. >> if only one juror has reasonable doubt in this case, then the prosecution will lose. and i will tell you cee lo green
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is a very, very popular singer. ♪ >> reporter: the "forget you" music mogul will appear in court in january when a date is expected to be set for his preliminary hearing. ceelo green's attorneys insist any relations between the woman and the singer were consensual. if convicted he could face up to four years in prison. john and done anna. >> brandi, thank you very much. chris brown going to rehab. he judge ordered him no a residential program after brown threw a rock through his mother's car window earlier this month. he could have been sent to jail for violating probation stemming from the 2009 beating of his then girlfriend rihanna. he must perform community service and undergo drug test. we have reported a lot about the miami dolphins for the wrong reasons but we have something more fun. involving some of the teams fans. >> they got a talking to this past sunday from security guards when they stripped down to their aqua colored speedos. at least they are in good shape.
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they were told to put their pants on. >> other fans, as well and many turned up on social media. they say they plan to attend this coming sunday's game against carolina with their speedos, as well. >> interesting one. because is there a law against wearing a speedo. it is a bathing suit, right? >> i know it. the fact that they were told to put their pants back on, i can't imagine what the law is, indecent exposure? >> yeah, i don't know. he has a great body. it is not indecent if you ask me. >> did they boing here? >> yes, they did. >> i'm not going to comment because there is no way to win this one. >> job well done, boys. how's that? >> coming up, who in their right mind would do a bungee jump with no safety harness. i will show you who in "the mix." an uproar of biblical proportions at costco. what a minister discovered when he went shopping for a bible. there you are watching "world news now." ♪ ♪
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>> the plane is stored in a museum in dayton, ohio. >> reporter: president kennedy and the first lady emerging from air force one on love field, november 22nd, 1963, thousands waiting so many holding signs, welcome jack. we love you jackie and looming over them the presidential jet that would soon play a far more profound role. >> this is it, kennedy's air force one? >> this is kennedy's air force one. >> reporter: the first boeing designed for a president but no one could have prepared for this. >> you can see the cockpit. >> reporter: the cockpit where the pilot sat seen on the left. on the ground in dallas less than an hour that day before learning the president had been shot. audio from the cockpit. >> we have request from the chief of staff's office to let you know if you have mrs. johnson and mr. kennedy on board.
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>> the 36th president about to be sworn in. >> this is where the moment took place. >> this is the most important place on the entire aircraft. mrs. kennedy stood right here, just at this very place. >> they were standing here. >> reporter: in that place, 27 witnesses. >> lbj asked mrs. kennedy if she would stand here for the oath as well. >> yes. >> standing in her blood stained suit mrs. kennedy wanted it that way. >> it has been said that she said they should see what they did. >> yes, they should see what they did. >> and inside the state room on the plane, a new president at work. >> the whole time, mrs. kennedy is in the back of the plane. >> the back of the aircraft and with her husband. >> with the casket. >> with the casket. >> sitting beside her husband's casket inside the cabin because the crew made sure of it. >> the flight crew refused to put the president's body below the cabin. >> they refused to put his body in the cargo hold.
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>> pulling out four seats to get the president on board one last time. >> one more thing unmistakable when they gave us to access to air force one, where they sawed into the bulkhead. they never actually covered this up for several presidents who used the plane after president kennedy. and when you look at the outside of this original air force one, the first presidential jet designed for a president, is that the colors, the font of the united states of america is what you see even today. it was first lady jackie kennedy who chose that with a i designer. the president at the time asking his wife if she would do the job. david muir , abc news, dayton, ohio. >> it carried richard nixon to china in the famous trip. and monica lewinsky flew on that plane. >> when you heard them say that mrs. kennedy wanted to be with her husband, she was in the back with the casket, the pilot was also at least in spirit wanted to be with the president. while lbj was sworn in he recalled thinking, he didn't
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want to be in the picture. this is a quote from him. he said, i didn't belong to the lyndon johnson team. my president was in that box. >> wow. coming up, a bible blunder. >> backlash after a major retailer labelled the bible a work of fiction. ahead in our next half hour a dad who ditched his desk job for a higher calling. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. >> announcer:
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♪ ♪ david and goliath, joan that and the whale, are these stories fact or fiction. >> one major retailer labeled
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the batch of bibles as fiction, but costco says it was just a blunder. the story from rob hayes. >> reporter: the pastor of discovery church in simi valley and he is a big fan of the bible. >> trying to reach people where they are and share the gospel when them. >> reporter: when he was shopping at this simi valley costco he stopped to look at the bibles. what he saw threw him as a loop. >> it was labelled fiction. it stuck out to me because i never saw a bible labelled fiction. >> reporter: he snapped this photo, posted it on twitter and boom. >> it went viral and here we are today. >> reporter: tweets blasting and supporting costco posted. one woman wrote labelling the bible fiction is insulting. if they labelled the koran fiction, libs would be furious. another said is it not fiction i think costco has it correct. please provide factual data to support otherwise. >> they were labeled fiction.
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>> costco apologized and said the fiction tag was not a religious judgment but a flat out labeling mistake in their distribution center. >> our ceo is a devout catholic and loves the lord and this isn't something he is trying to do. it was a mistake. >> reporter: costco representatives say the store removed the mislabelled bibles as soon as they learned of the problem and replaced them with bibles not tagged fiction. people we spoke to say they understand why a simple labeling mistake could strike a nerve. >> i could see it being offensive to a lot of people. >> everybody has a right to their believes. >> i don't think it was deliberate so lit let it be. >> rob hayes reporting for abc news. >> i'm kind of in the camp of, i get it. it was a mistake. costco said it was a mistake. they rectified it. i'm okay with that. >> nonfiction, fiction, religious section. >> bible. >> just label it bible. >> there you go. it goes right there. >> there you go. coming up when a bungee jump turns in to a leap of faith. and an all out search for a
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take the finish shine challenge and see what it can do for you. welcome to "the mix." for the first item we take you to russia where these teenagers who are madly in love decided to do a tandem bungee jump. teenagers, a little risky, except that one of them didn't have a harness. >> sounds wrong. >> the girl decided all she needed on this jump which turned in to a trust fall a long, terrible trust fall is to hang on to her boyfriend. there she is. hanging on for dear life literally and he is harnessed in. then he jumps. he hangs on to her thankfully. she's hanging on to them. there they go. swinging back and forth. the last thing they heard is someone else saying hold on tight. as far as we know everybody's okay. >> crazy. >> way too crazy. >> love's great, jumping without
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a harness, not great. >> crazy. >> here's the thing, went you fall to the end and jerk back you kind of lose control of your body. >> that's the moment of truth. >> that's when bad things can happen. luckily the teenagers continue to be in love and not very smart. >> i bet they got a big lecture from their mom and dad now that has gone viral. speaking of going viral. there is a massive world wide search for a stuffed animal. 3-year-old girl lost her best friend and the mother's appeal has gone viral. they are looking for mr. rabbit. is that too cute. take a look at mr. rabbit in the 3-year-old's hand. ruby stewart lost mr. rabbit on a london family trip. she's cried herself to sleep every night. the mother is only 29. and launched an on-line appeal for her daughter's furry friend and everyone is looking, twitter, instagram and facebook, the whole world is looking for mr. rabbit.
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three days in, several false alarm, still no mr. rabbit. >> i have a feeling she will be flooded with mr. rabbits in a second. >> my daughter has a little dog called pinky. she still has it on her bed. we had a similar incident and we martialed the resources and i won't give it all away because we haven't told her the truth yet. i can relate to the mom's problem. when you need the little animal you need the little animal. hope mr. ran bit is found. >> crying herself to sleep is so sad. a you tube prankster out there called roman atwood. we have heard of him before. he has done all kinds of crazy things. this time he decided to go crazier on a fifth anniversary trip to aruba with his girlfriend brittany. he decided to break the news that he cheated on her. this all a prank. not true at all. well, that would have been a great prank, until she turns the tables on him and says, guess what, i did it, too. he freaked out. not knowing that it is her way of getting back on him on the prank. she had not cheated and said i
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this morning on "world news now," american detainer this morning on "world news now," american detained a war this morning on "world news now," american detained a war veteran in his 80s who's in the middle of an intense dispute in north korea. why was the senior citizen arrested? the remorseful trey radel. congressman's cocaine charges and his big apology. what he is promising to his family and the nation following his arrest. falling fire ball. the scary sight over the skies of oregon. what experts are saying after it was witnessed by so many. stunt spoof, jean claude van damme, the latest attempt to repeat it. it is going viral. it is in "the skinny" on this thursday, november 21st. >> announcer: from abc news this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. >> good thursday morning. i'm surprised it took someone so
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long to come out with a spoof of the jean claude van damme. >> we should have done it. >> absolutely. >> next time. >> next time i my pregnant self will ride on two big rigs just like that. >> it would go viral. i'd love to see that. i think everybody would. you want to give us a preview. >> i don't want to spoil it. i will save the best for lasts. >> let's get started. good morning to all of you. we begin with the elderly american war vet now in north korean hands. the grandfather and former teacher was detained leaving the country. >> the u.s. negotiating for his release. abc's martha raddatz has more. >> an adventure turned in to a nightmare. an 85-year-old korean war veteran and grandfather seen here in his retirement community newsletter. he was on a sightseeing trip to the country he once fought against. about to leave, he was reportedly pulled from the airplane by north korean
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authorities. his traveling companion and neighbor, bob hamrdla, a former stanford university official, telling abc news there has to be a terrible misunderstanding. i hope that the north koreans will see this as a humanitarian matter and allow him to return to his family as soon as possible. the state department issued a warning of reports that north korean authorities are arbitrarily detaining u.s. citizens and not allowing them to depart the country. newman would be the second american detained under the young leader kim jong un. missionary kenneth bay was grabbed last year. friends say merrill newman thought it would be a fun, interesting trip and even though they are not saying the u.s. government is certainly seeking ways to get him released and as you can imagine he's the talk of his retirement home. martha raddatz, abc news, washington. the fbi investigating evidence that known terrorists
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have been allowed to set until the u.s. as refugees. this fbi surveillance video shows an admitted al qaeda terrorist who killed american soldiers in iraq trying to get weapons to kill more of them. he was allowed to settle in bowling green, kentucky, because of a flawed system of background checks. if you are asking my opinion, i'd say the system failed. otherwise they wouldn't been here in the first place. >> you think. the immigration service says it has tightened security on background checks in an effort to keep other terrorists out. florida lawmaker caught buying cocaine is taking a leave of absence from congress. trey radel spoke about the scandal for the first time last night. with more, here's abc's pierre thomas. >> will you make a statement, sir? >> reporter: congressman radle took the walk no politician wants to take, the walk of shame as he left court after pleading guilty to cocaine possession. a long distance from the
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hallowed halls of congress from a first term conservative who pushed for drug testing for people on food stamps. >> we stand up and say our society is not about i the federal government, it is about we the people. >> his image evaporated when his cocaine dealer told dea and fbi agents he was a regular customer. on october 29th, they set up a sting outside of this upscale restaurant in washington's dupont circle. radel bought $260 worth of cocaine from undercover agents. later that night, authorities told him he just bought drugs from an undercover federal agent. radel threw himself on the mercy of the court saying, your honor, i apologize for what i have done. i've hit the bottom. >> i've let down our country. i've let down our constituents. i've let down my family. including my wife and even though he doesn't know it, i have let down my 2-year-old son.
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>> reporter: radel sentence to one year probation,. radel says he is an alcoholic headed to rehab. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. >> say this for the guy he's said all the right things. his apology didn't leave anything out. he really dotted his is and crossed his ts, he's the anti-rob ford. >> not only has he done it right so far, but he is also promising to donate his salary to charity while he's on this leave of absence. once again, i think, like you said, said the right things and if he follows through he will do the right things as well. >> let's hope so. moving on now, president obama was joined by president clinton at arlington national cemetery as they paid their respects to john f. kennedy. they laid a wreath at the gravesite marking the 50th anniversary of his assassination. president obama recognized president clinton with a presidential medal of freedom. an award created by kennedy as he reflected on president kennedy's legacy.
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>> resilient, resolute, fearless and fun loving, defiant in the face of impossible odds and most of all determined to make the world anew. >> tourists are already flocking in to dallas to honor the memory of president kennedy and dealey plaza, the location where he spent his final moments. >> kennedy cousin michael skakel could be released from prison today after more than 11 years in prison. he was convicted of killing a teenager neighbor 40 years ago. the conviction was set aside last month. there will be a bail hearing but he will have to be careful because there might be another trial. >> i don't know that i would tell a client not to smile. i think if the result is good and he knows he will be free it would be hard to say don't be happy about that. >> it's estimated skakel's family spent millions of dollars to win his freedom. one more trial may strain skakel's personal finances.
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in oregon a fire ball lit up the night time sky. photographer mike warner spotted it and shot this video while flying in a helicopter. it has been blowing up all over social media with many calling it a ufo. one expert said he is pretty sure it is a meteor. >> this particular one survived all the way down to the ground. this would be an example what could be the end result. >> if it was a meteor, none of it likely survived to land on earth. to the jury is still out on what it really was. >> amazing picture, whatever it is. >> oh, yeah. something did land at wichita airport, a jumbo jet stuck there. it is apparently too big for the runway. the boeing 747 landed last night possibly by mistake. it appears to large to turn around. there's not enough length on the runway to take off safely. look at the weather across the nation. most of the east will remain dry. in the midwest rain showers will
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familiar from texas into the great lakes and a band of snow from arizona into wisconsin with heavy snow possible in the higher elevations of colorado, as well as new mexico. >> windchill temperatures could fall below zero from wyoming to colorado. in the midwest highs range from the teens in the northern plains to the 50s in the ohio valley. okay. here's an admittedly expensive gift for that car guy or girl on your holiday shopping list. how about buying them a classic ferrari. >> i ironically, john, there is one going on sale in new york today. wonder who's on your list. >> i'd take it. >> it happens to be a rare, 1964 ferrari 250-lm. one of 32 ever made. >> it only has 10,000 miles on it. a japanese collector is selling it at this point. it is expected to go for between 12 and $15 million bucks. >> wow. the car is officially known as -- >> let's see. the chassis 6107. >> there you go. >> interesting. >> why would they call it that?
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>> 16 million bucks and at least you have a ferrari. you see the paintings, like something from warhol going for $100 million and it hangs on a wall. >> and that was 100 million. you can buy a fleet of ferraris. >> i have heard a rumor, as soon as you drive a car off the lot it is worth $8 million. i don't know if i want it anymore because now it worth 8 million. >> cruising on saturday night and you were there and i said would you want a ride. >> in a $16 million ferrari, i don't know anyone who wouldn't say sure. >> no. no. good to know. i'll bhie it. coming up the backlash and ribbing. the sexiest man alive now faces. the executive taking a huge career plunge. he gave up paperwork and hassles for sky-high ambitions. you are watching "world news now." ♪ workin' for a living ♪ working ♪ working for a living
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>> these are some of the bills i received. >> reporter: hospital care at a staggering cost. >> roughly $545,000. >> reporter: medical bills adding up, blamed in 60% of personal bankruptcies. >> it was seven pages. >> reporter: that's atlanta mom tracey rutt, who rushed to the hospital for an urgent gallbladder surgery. >> line after line. >> we dug deeper into her bill. one blood pressure pill $15. surgical stapler $895. disposable scissor tip $177. total cost of three nights in the hospital, nearly $40,000. >> what was it like the first time that you saw this? it was shocking. >> reporter: that bill, insurance took care of half but that means tracey is on the hook for $20,000. take a look at this. abc news obtained the catalog from one of america's largest hospital suppliers and compared it to tracey's bill line by
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line. that $15 blood pressure pill, hospitals can buy it for just three cents. and it turns out the north side hospital system, whose ceo makes $2.1 million a year, has been criticized before by a consumer advocacy group for it's inflated pricing. >> i want to pay my bill but not overpay. >> reporter: in this month's special edition of "the journal of american medical association, a panel of experts across the country takes a critical look at our nation's health care system. we asked dr. moses why hospital pricing is so secretive. who's keeping it from the light of day? why don't we know this information? >> there's no incentive to make the information clear and every incentive to make it mysterious. >> reporter: the american hospital association told us hospitals like north side lose millions of dollars a year from patients who don't pay their bill and on medicaid and medicare shortfalls. so people like tracey end up having to make up the difference.
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you will have to keep fighting this. >> i will fight as long as i have to. >> reporter: rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> that is outrageous, isn't it? >> what are your resources? to you go back and say, wait a second. i see you were able to pie it for three cents. why are you charging $15? >> apparently you can challenge it and sometimes they will create a payment plan and work with you if you pay it up front but it is hard to figure out what is up because they use codes. so you are trying to figure out what is this thing so i can see how much it costs on the open market and you have to do it within 90 days. you can't delay either. >> it is interesting they have worked so hard for a patient bill of rights and this isn't something that is on there. >> crazy stuff. coming up, the singing star who's being sent back to rehab and it's not his choice. the sexiest man alive facing backlash over the honor. it is coming up next in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny so skinny >> all right. "the hunger games catching fire" had its new york city premier last night. jennifer lawrence, liam hemsworth and other stars were there to preview the flick that comes out on friday and my daughter can't wait. >> oh, my gosh, everybody is excited by this. >> first one was really good. it was. >> i watched it.
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>> i did not read the book. i watched the movie and i thought it was great. can't wait to see this one. >> should we get started on the skinny? >> let's get started. >> last week we showed you this awesome video of jean claude van damme, the muscles from brussels doing the split on two volvo trucks. do we have it? yeah, we do. watch this. it's just nuts. we showed it last week and the guy's still got it. any way, come on now, do our split. channing tatum of "21 jump street" fame decided to do a parody of it. take my word for it, van damme did a full split. see what channing tatum does. he is definitely feeling it. he is standing on two crates, not moving trucks. already van damme has his beat. >> he is wearing what looks like skinny jeans. >> he does look like he is wearing skinny jeans. first time i'm seeing it too. that is about right. that is what would happen if i tried that.
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>> cut to channing on the floor. >> yes. check it out. chris brown, this is a long convoluted story. try to stay with me. remember last month he got in to a scuffle in washington, d.c. where he hit a guy who he said was trying to get on the tour bus. >> we talked about it. >> he got arrested because of that, and then he decided to check himself into rehab for anger management. he's been kicked out of anger management rehab because he threw a rock in to his mom's car, shattering a window. she suggested he stay in anger management longer. now at a court hearing for the probation of when he beat up his girlfriend back in 2009, rihanna -- - we all remember that. i said it was convoluted. the judge suggested he return to rehab and not only that they have added stipulations to his probation help has to perform at least 24 hours of community service a week and submit to drug testing as he is dealing with his anger management issues. >> when you throw a rock at your mom's windshield when he questions your anger management,
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i don't know where to go with that one. >> when you get kicked out of anger management rehab. that's a bad sign. >> adam levine just voted the sexiest man alive by "people" magazine. a lot of people aren't sure about it. whatever. i feel sorry for the poor guy. the hate he's getting on social media. it is not surprising. we know all about this. >> yeah. >> listen to some of these quotes. nothing sexy about a manrexic serial dater. did i mention his nasal whining voice. got it wrong, got it wrong. controversy, dismay. listen to this one his scrawny body, giraffe neck hair creeping down the neck are in i can see why people chose this guy. this is robin long who said that. who votes in these surveys, blind people. north star with the reaction. i hope he has thick skin and i'm sure he does. he didn't vote himself in, folks. >> that's true. i said it yesterday, i don't know it that is so much as great bod but i think it has to do more with his raspy voice. >> the whole thing.
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>> the whole package although that is a nice picture of him. he has a nice face. >> eh. ugh that is a nice picture of him. he has a nice face. >> eh.
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i said it yesterday, i don't ♪ workin' for a living >> we all know this is working for a living is a real drag sometimes. it could be cooler if we could ditch the desk and head out for adventure, don't you think? >> instead of being here in the middle of the night, no way. especially if we could get paid for it. one guy is doing exactly that. here's abc's alex perez. >> reporter: it is a dizzying day at the office. meet the go pro bomb squad. this is marshall miller's day job. >> land and try to wipe the smiles off of our face. >> reporter: the 34-year-old husband and father of two was working in real estate unhappily. >> i wasn't passionate about.
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passion is a good word, i guess. >> reporter: what he was passionate about weekend parachuting trips he'd take with friends. than an idea what if someone would dare them to be career daredevils. they called camera maker go pro and they said yes. since then they have been space jumping in norway and parachuting in to an nfl game as brand ambassadors. as for miller's family, dad's new job took some getting used to. >> he used to golf. this is a little different. >> reporter: after dropping the kids off at school. >> have a great day. love you. >> reporter: the team completes a thorough safety check. then time to go to work. a wing suit jump from 5,000 feet up. they fly for almost a minute before returning to reality. >> that was awesome!
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>> reporter: what's that feel like as you are hanging there, looking down. >> that's the magic moment. >> reporter: magic moment they hope will catch on. >> i hope everyone can find whatever they like to do for fun and incorporate it in to their life as much as possible. >> awesome, buddy. >> reporter: alex perez, abc news, morgan, utah. >> that is crazy. they love to do this. they call a company and say can we do this for you? >> i have my answer. i'm going to call go pro and ask if they need a professional shopper. >> there you go. >> i will wear a little helmet cam while i find deals. >> everybody needs a guy who sings and plays guitars anheuser-busch wants to hire me to go around and promote their products. >> you're doing a little bit of homework, who could i find. thinking about who you can find to fit what you do. >> no, i'm going with go
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making news in america this morning -- heading to rehab. for the first time since his arrest, we're hearing from the congressman who admitted he bought and used cocaine. what is his future in politics? cabin scare. a plane is forced to make an emergency landing. >> it just seemed all of a sudden, there was a big noise. and then, it blew up, like. >> passengers on the ground this morning talking about the bizarre mishap that happened mid-flight. violent crash. a wild wreck at more than 200 miles per hour. and the number of cartwheels this car makes isn't even the most remarkable thing about this story. close encounter. men on a paddle board has quite a sighting. and the video to prove it.

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