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♪i am beautiful in every single way♪ ♪words, can't bring me down♪ california primary just a day away. and she's turning her attention to donald trump as he makes another explosive remark about the background of a certain judge. and residents in the hills northwest of l.a. are finally being allowed back in their homes now that a brush fire is 80% contained. a commercial building was destroyed but no homes lost. the golden state warriors are halfway to a repeat nba
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championship. they have a two games to none lead in the series after routing the cleveland cavaliers last night. wasn't even close, 110 to 77. next game is on wednesday. those are some of our top stories on this monday, june 6th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> one of our producers saying the game was close until tipoff at the very beginning. it was kind of rough. >> not a great day for the cavs. not a great day for the cavs, but they're not out yet. >> no, they go home and possibly a comeback. >> yes. >> waiting for it. we're going to start this half hour with the latest on the death of muhammad ali. the good-byes are under way in his boyhood hometown. >> dozens filled a mosque in louisville, kentucky sunday night for an interfaith service in his honor. it was held hours after his casket arrived as preparations continue for his friday funeral. abc's ryan smith has more. >> reporter: a solemn procession.
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being driven through the streets of his hometown. a growing memorial there mirrors the sorrow. words of love and loss. mourners of all generations coming to salute their hero. ali's brother rahaman becoming emotional at a church service. the funeral's details planned by ali himself. thursday's private service for immediate family, followed by a massive public tribute on friday, a funeral procession will go down muhammad ali boulevard, then an interfaith memorial service. bill clinton and billy crystal to deliver eulogies. ali fond of his crystal's impersonations. this one at his birthday party. >> i could be in my lights and be in the bed before the room gets dark. >> reporter: fans and friends packing his childhood home, now a museum, catching a glimpse of his humble beginnings.
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>> what did he mean not only to louisville but black folks all around the world? >> he means everything. he means hope. he means yes, i can. he mean oh, wow, that's true. >> reporter: the outpouring reaches far beyond his hometown. >> when he said he was the greatest, he was really speaking for a whole generation you have black american who's did not get the opportunities that they felt that they deserved. i felt that i was standing with someone who was a giant. >> reporter: an interfaith service will be held at a local mosque, one of many events in what will be a week long farewell to the champ. ryan smith, abc news, louisville, kentucky. >> and in just a few minutes, abc's pierre thomas reflects on ali's life and legacy in and out of the ring. the battle for california is heating up ahead of tomorrow's big primary. clinton and sanders running neck in neck. >> sanders is still hoping to pull off a victory and head to the convention even though the delegate math is not in his favor. he says democratic leaders should realize his campaign does have the energy to win in the fall. >> it turns out that the establishment did not quite
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appreciate how much anger and frustration there was in this country at establishment politics and established economics. >> clinton is now just 25 delegates away from clinching the nomination after a decisive victory in puerto rico. she wants to finish strong in california but she's focusing her fire on donald trump hammering him on everything from climate change to his recent remarks about the heritage of a federal judge. >> and speaking of those comments, he's doubling down on those remarks about the judge who is presiding over the lawsuit against trump university. not only is he insisting that the american-born judge should disqualify himself from the case because of his mexican ancestry, in an interview on cbs, trump suggested a muslim judge would probably be biased as well. >> if it were a muslim judge,
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would you also feel like they wouldn't be able to treats you fairly because of that policy of yours? >> it's possible, yeah, that would be possible, absolutely. >> isn't there sort i've tradition in america we don't judge people who their parents are or where they come from? >> i'm talking about common sense. he's proud of his heritage. >> you're saying it's a barrier to him doing his job. >> he's not treating me fairly. >> both democrats and republicans have criticized trump's remarks. newt gingrich saying it's one of the worst mistakes, trump has made. a line of severe storms made its way across pennsylvania on its way to the east coast. the intense rain in york was accompanied by high winds, as well. >> in philadelphia, the rains flooded these streets with pedestrians taking shelter wherever they could find it. now florida is bracing for a tropical storm. we get the details from accuweather's paul williams. good morning, paul. >> good morning to you, as well. k kendisdiane. we have this high pressure system that's going to fling
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this low now known as colin, fling it kind of like a curveball right over florida with the potential development continuing to get stronger. we'll be concerned with widespread tornadoes possibly throughout florida. then a solid flood threat as far as south as cape coral up towards tallahassee as well as jacksonville. you take a look at all of this looking for the greatest flood rick central portions of florida and occasional downpours. kendis, diane? >> our thanks to paul there. we're going to take our focus overseas to where iraqi military leaders say they're making progress in the battle against isis from the city of fallujah. a military commander says his forces have taken the southern edge of that city. the advance comes almost two weeks after iraqi forces launched their offensive with the help of the u.s.-led air strikes. a u.s. journalist and afghan transit later killed while on assignment. >> it's a grim reminder of the danger faced by the afghan people and the courage of journalists and their interprets.
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alex marquardt has more. >> reporter: news came in tonight. the npr team had been traveling through afghanistan's dangerous southern helmand province. the car carrying award-winning photographer david gilkey and interpreter zabihullah tamanna was hit by shell fire. both were killed. npr correspondent tom bowman, who covers the pentagon and a producer were in another car. we're told they're safe and unharmed. the pair was back in afghanistan, where they'd been many times to cover america's longest war. this attack, a dark reminder of the ever-present dangers faced by not just those fighting, but reporting as well. gilkey had covered major stories around the world from gaza to the philippines to haiti. >> i mean, it's hard, but you can't get caught up in it and become part of it. you still need to maintain your state of mind that you are helping tell this story. >> reporter: in 2011 the white house photographers' association named gilkey still photographer of the year. and an investigation on veterans and brain injuries won him the coveted george polk award.
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gilkey is being remembered not just for his many years as a globe trotting and talented photographer, but also for the courage he displayed and the passion he brought to each story he covered. alex marquardt, paris. facebook founder mark zuckerberg can be hacked as well. he had his accounts with twitter, linked in and pinterest compromised sunday. a saudi arabia based hacking group claimed responsibility. reports say the accounts have now been secured. the group also said it breached his pinterest account. facebook reps reportedly deny that claim. and hostess issues a recall involving some of its most popular baked goods over concerns they contain a low level of peanut residue. the affected products include ding dongs, zingers, chockodiles. more than 700,000 cases are being recalled. hostess says there have been two reports of allergic reactions. to these products. four years ago for the
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olympics queen elizabeth did it with some movie magic, and this weekend a german gymist did it for real, a tandem parachute jump at the age of 90. joanna dedicated the stunt to britain's monarch who is also 90, by the way. >> she is already in the record books. four years ago she competed in an international gymnastics competition and is now officially the oldest gymnast in the world. she says she has no plans of stopping. >> she said she does intensive sports four times a week and that kind of movement is crucial. she says gymnastics is her passion and keeps her going. >> it's a way she wants to show people her age can get out there and are capable of a lot of things that people in their 30s can't do. >> i was about to say, people a lot younger don't want to do any of that. >> don't or cannot do it. coming up, a scene that no beach goeer wants to see, sharks making an appearance along a very popular american beach.
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hear the steps being taken now to keep everyone safe. plus, we remember muhammad ali, he might be gone, but he surely will never be forgotten. reflections from one of our own coming up that you have to see. but first a look at today's forecast maps. >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. colonial penn life insurance. (male #1) it's a little something i've done every night since i was a kid, empty my pocket change into this old jar. it's never much, just what's left after i break a dollar. and i never thought i could get quality life insurance with my spare change. neither did i. until i saw a commercial for the colonial penn program. imagine people our age getting life insurance at such an affordable rate. it's true. if you're 50 to 85, you can get guaranteed acceptance life insurance through the colonial penn program for less than 35 cents a day,
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a mile long stretch of the beach has been shut down as a precaution. it's expected to reopen today. all three sharks are estimated to be eight feet long and this sighting comes days after a woman was bitten off of newport beach just a few miles down the coast. >> i thought you were going to break into full jimmy buffett mode. fins to the left, fins to the right. >> i would not be swimming at the beach. >> i wouldn't even be walking on the beach as a result of knowing there were sharks. >> not "sharknado" for now. next to another summertime danger here on land, those outdoor decks. >> more than a dozen people were injured this weekend in a party in brooklyn when a second story deck collapsed. abc's adrienne bankert has the story. >> deck collapse with possible people trapped. >> reporter: more than a dozen people recovering after a deck suddenly collapses during a party at a historic building in brooklyn, new york. we don't know how many patients there are at this time. ems is on scene.
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>> reporter: fire officials saying many suffered broken bones after the deck fell from the second floor. >> i think just old age. old age and rot and disrepair. it just wasn't maintained properly. >> reporter: injuries from deck collapses sending 4,600 people to the emergency room over the last decade. in 2013, two dozen crashing down from this deck in indiana. and before that, a disastrous prom photo-op. >> at this time, roll them. yes, ma'am, i need all the ambulances i can get. >> reporter: and last summer, 24 family members injured in this north carolina deck collapse. there are 40 million residential decks in the u.s. many more than 20 years old. experts warning, look for rot and water damage. check for missing screws or weak support joints. >> if you're on a deck, a balcony or a terrace and you sway back and forth and that moves with you, that's a real problem. >> reporter: experts recommend that deck owners get them checked once a year. here in new york, a building inspection has been ordered and a violation has been issued. we checked records and prior to the collapse, the building had a
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clean record. adrienne bankert for abc news, brooklyn, new york. >> they were saying there were no violations with that particular building. but you have to wonder about the strength there because this building was built in the 19th century. >> that was one of the issues. you try to check things out. the landlord had a clean record, too. in this case kind of a tough one. at least one fdny fire official said there were about 50 people crammed on the deck. be careful about overcrowding when you're on a landing like that. >> they can only be so strong. >> exactly. coming up, remembering a legend. >> nearly everyone has a personal reflection of some sort about muhammad ali. and this morning, we share some of our own. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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he floated like a butterfly he floated like a butterfly and stung like a bee. now he's left the world as a lion. >> his tributes pour in from around the world. we're hearing some profound reflections from our own pierre thomas. >> reporter: ali, beautiful. that smile. that twinkle of mischief radiating from his eyes. brash. >> i'm handsome. i'm fast. i'm pretty. and can't possibly be beat. >> reporter: so powerful. so graceful. and so crafty. >> ali a sneaky right hand. >> reporter: we all remember him outfoxing the titan george foreman, tricking him into punching himself into exhaustion. champion again. so much sweeter because we knew his history. principled.
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refusing to fight in the vietnam war at a time when his native country still struggled with issues of equality and poverty. >> i want freedom. i want justice and you want me to go somewhere and fight but you won't stand under for me here at home. >> reporter: as playful as he was controversial. >> i'm amazed. you're famous enough. >> reporter: i can remember him teasing the great howard cosell even playing with his toupee. laugh out loud but human. not a perfect man at one point rejecting integration. at times cruel to his opponents when he said he would fight a gorilla in manilla, i could not believe such a champion for justice could say that about another black man with all the ugly symbolism. yes, human, not perfect. yet subject to growth and redemption. a champion who first inspired his own people and eventually the world to be unafraid, proud, defiant. evolving to become a symbol of love and peace. even as he fought a disease that
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took so much of the physical and verbal poetry we so revered. unsteady, yet still graceful. parkinson's tried to silence ali. but never really did. he won. an example of the indomitable human spirit, he was the greatest. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. >> really was a civil rights icon and legend in many ways beyond his boxing career. >> someone said earlier that he didn't go out to change the world. he just stood up for what he thought was right and then the process happened to make those changes. >> so many famed quotes from him including float like a butterfly. but he said one i like is service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth. >> i like don't count the days. make the days count. >> very poetic. president obama is considering
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attending the funeral services there in louisville this friday. >> i liked his relationship with howard cosell when he said you're the last one i have to fight. >> howard was one of the first to use the name muhammad ali publicly. ♪ music ♪ introducing new k-y touch gel crème. for massage and intimacy. every touch, gently intensified. a little touch is all it takes. k-y touch.
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>> she held on to me and helped me through. >> reporter: a moment she once thought would never happen. she dropped out of high school back in 1944 when her father passed away leaving her widows mother to care for her and her seven siblings. >> i knew she was out of money and needed help, so i told her i would go to work. >> reporter: working hard to support the family, the selfless young lady never did go back to school. >> reporter: so when her daughter, granddaughter and great granddaughter told her she would be graduating with shea this year, the big day came fast and she made sure she was ready. >> she had her hair done and hat bobby pinned to her hair. >> reporter: the pair lined up with the rest of the graduating class. >> they kept looking at me like what are you doing here. >> reporter: and took it all in as the whole crowd gave the graduating granny a standing ovation. >> we welcome our first 87-year-old graduate, rolleen littlefield taysom. >> made me feel good. i was doing something special and honorable.
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i feel like i really did what i wanted. >> reporter: now that they're graduated, shea has plans to study criminal justice at uvu. rolleen says she's not ruling out any future career or education options but for now, she's sticking with her day job as great grandma. reporting, ali monson, good for utah. >> probably has her hands full with that day job. she has two kids, nine grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren. now a high school diploma to go with that. >> the diploma was based on life experience, but she said she never expected to get one, but what i would have loved to see go through the whole process, she went to the prom as well. it would be fun. >> maybe that will happen next year. >> exactly. next year, college and spring break. >> bring it on. >> see you there. >> that's the news for this half hour. hour. >> that's the news for this half hour. i thought, "the red cross does katrina.
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this morning on "world news now," serious storms made it a wet and wild end to the weekend for tens of millions of americans. that as preparations are under way in florida for the arrival of tropical storm colin. the details and the forecast straight ahead. and hillary clinton's closing in on the democratic presidential nomination. she's just a handful of delegates away ahead of tomorrow's contests. meanwhile donald trump is under fire for his statements about a federal judge, but he's taking things even further. then remembering the greatest. muhammad ali's body now back in his native louisville. a week of events to honor the former champ under way. and were all those hits to the head from his boxing career connected to ali's parkinson's disease. then game two blowout. the golden state warriors make it look easy against the cavaliers. they're now halfway to their second-straight nba title.
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some special guests in the locker room afterwards, as well. it's monday, june 6th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> that's the end of it. good monday morning, everyone. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm diane macedo. we begin this half hour with the severe weather hitting the eastern united states. >> it really was a wild scene. at least in the new york area. severe thunderstorms slamming some of the country's biggest cities bringing strong wind and heavy rain. there were even some tornadoes in ohio and one in indiana. the severe storms uprooted trees some crashing into homes and cars. but today's threat comes from the tropics. the southeast is bracing for tropical storm colin. serious flooding and rough seas are expected along florida's gulf coast prompting residents to fill sandbags. accuweather's paul williams' is tracking that storm and he has a read on where it's going. >> good morning, paul, what do you know? >> good morning to you.
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kendis, diane. first let's talk about the biggest story. colin is now on the boards as a tropical threat throughout florida. looking for the greatest flood risk for tampa, as well as orlando, central portions of florida and projected to continue to move towards the northeast. and really to slice right across north central portions of florida. we're looking for locally damaging winds, isolated tornadoes and flooding to occur just about everywhere. just to break it down in more detail for you, we're expecting coastal flooding for you throughout the entire west coast towards cape coral. then we have the threat of tropical flooding happening towards jacksonville as well as affecting daytona beach. kendis, diane. >> all right, our thanks to paul. overnight thousands of southern californians are making their way back to homes after fleeing a huge brush fire. the fire is now 80% contained but some pockets of flame linger in the steep canyons of calabasas. the upscale area about 25 miles west of los angeles. it was started by a fallen power lines after a car crashed into a
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utility pole. only one home was damaged. now to politics. a potential third party candidate promoted by the never trump movement has decided not to run for president. david french a conservative writer, attorney, and iraq war veteran says he's not the right person, but he blasted donald trump and hillary clinton in the op-ed, accusing them of being dishonest, deceitful and lying habitually and repeatedly changing positions. he adds there's still a path for an independent candidate and suggested mitt romney could win. speaking of clinton, she now has some 30 delegates to go to clinch the democratic nomination. >> as clinton campaigned in california ahead of tomorrow's primary she pick up a decisive victory in puerto rico and she's joining democrats and republicans alike in taking aim at donald trump over his controversial comments about a judge's mexican heritage. now, trump is going even further. abc's david wright has more. >> thank you very much, everyone. >> reporter: donald trump taking fire from all sides. >> he makes bizarre rants and engages in personal feuds and
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outright lies. >> secretary clinton is right. let's be very clear. trump would be a disaster. she and i agree on that. >> reporter: democrats aren't the only ones attacking the presumptive gop nominee. trump is now getting heated criticism from his own party. >> this is one of the worst mistakes trump has made and i think it's inexcusable. >> reporter: newt gingrich, believed by many to be on trump's list of running mates, called out the candidate's comments about gonzalo curiel. the man overseeing the fraud case. the judge was born in indiana. his parents born in mexico. >> this judge is of mexican heritage. i'm building a wall. okay? i'm building a wall. >> if you are saying he can't do his job because of his race, is that not the definition of racism? >> i don't think so at all. >> i hope it was sloppiness. he says on other occasions he has many mexican friends.
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that's irrelevant. this judge is not mexican. >> he does have thin skin. you know, judge curiel is as american as i am and certainly as american as donald trump is. >> reporter: but instead of backing down, trump is doubling down, extending his idea of extending his idea of judicial bias to his plan to ban muslim immigrants. >> if he were a muslim judge, would you also feel like they wouldn't be able to treat you fairly because of that policy of yours. >> that would be possible, truly. >> isn't there a tradition in america we don't judge people by who their parents were? >> i'm talking about common sense, okay. >> reporter: common sense to trump maybe, others disagree. david wright, abc news, los angeles. >> president obama is taking another swipe at donald trump as muslim americans celebrate the start of ramadan. on sunday, muslims observed their most sacred month. the president issued a statement saying in part the u.s. will continue welcoming immigrants and refugees including those who are muslim. trump has proposed banning muslims, as you recall, from entering the country. muhammad ali has made his final journey back where it all began. the body of the man known as
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"the greatest" is in louisville kentucky. >> his casket arrived in his boyhood hometown sunday. his funeral and memorial service taking place this friday. bill clinton, actor billy crystal and bryant gumbel will deliver eulogies. ali fought a 32-year battle with parkinson's disease before his death friday night in arizona due to septic shock. later this half hour it, jim avila takes a look at boxing's toll on the former champ. the baltimore police officer facing murder charges in the death of freddie gray could go on trial as soon as today. ceaser goodson jr. drove the van in which gray suffered the severe spinal injury that led to his death. of the six officers involved in this case, goodson is the only one charged with murder. prosecutors argue it was his responsibility to secure gray with a seat belt. turning our focus overseas now where the u.s. navy has banned drinking as well as restricting off base activity for its personnel in japan. this comes after a sailor was
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arrested for drunken driving on the island of okinawa. as abc's gloria riviera reports, it's the latest incident causing friction between the u.s. and japan. >> reporter: the united states apologizing after a u.s. navy sailor is arrested accused of driving drunk in okinawa. officials say the petty officer crashed into two vehicles off base, injuring two people. reports her blood alcohol level was more than six times the legal limit. this following big protests against u.s. troop presence in japan after the murder of an okinawan woman in april. a former u.s. marine arrested in connection with her death. last month, another marine pled guilty to raping a woman in an okinawan hotel. japan's prime minister delivering a blistering condemnation to president obama just weeks ago saying the road ahead for the two countries is challenging. > the united states is appalled by any violent crime that may
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have occurred or been carried out by any u.s. personnel or u.s. contractors. >> reporter: top u.s. officials now pledging to reinforce standards of conduct for u.s. troops stationed overseas. the u.s. sailor's arrest comes as military personnel there are banned from drinking off base and under a midnight curfew. this for 30 days out of respect for the woman killed in april. gloria riviera, abc news, washington. at least three people have been killed in a train collision in belgium and dozens more hurt. officials say a speeding passenger train crashed into the back of a freight train in the eastern part of the country. some of the passengers had to be cut out of the wreckage. some tennis history now in the making courtesy of novak djokovic. he won the french open for the first time yesterday beating andy murray in four sets. it was novak's fourth straight grand slam title. he's the first man to hold all four major titles at the same time since rod laver did it back in 1969. novak is now setting his sights
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on a so-called calendar grand slam which would mean winning wimbledon and the u.s. open. he's on a roll. it looks as if the golden state warriors are on a roll as well, maybe heading for a grand slam of their own. they crushed the cleveland cavaliers 110-77 in game two of the nba finals. that's right, that was a 33-point margin. draymond green was a top scorer with 28 points, including five three-pointers. >> steph curry had just 18 points, but cavs, lebron james, he didn't do much better. was held to 19, only three teams have ever come back from a 2-0 deficit to win the championship. game three is wednesday night in cleveland. and it is here on abc. >> that's right. draymond green killed it. not only we just talked about his points and the fact that he scored all these three pointers. in assists, on defense, everything. he put it into another gear.
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it's amazing. >> i still find it weird to have you spit out all these facts for you. >> i have a bit of analysis for you. >> you do? >> i think the cavs have to slow things down. they said they're going to play a faster game. it doesn't work for them. they need to slow it down and use their power players. >> the warriors are already celebrating. sort of. take a look. you have the brazilian star neymar in the locker room last night. you know who he's siding with. >> oh, wow. >> that's pretty good. neymar and steph curry just kind of hanging out. >> are they going to dribble the ball together? >> neymar posted on his instagram him dribbling with two balls at the same time. >> they are going to dribble the ball in different ways. >> steph curry was like i'm not going to bother trying to play with a soccer ball. very cool seeing them. >> that is cool. coming up, experts weighing in on whether a life in the ring brought on muhammad ali's parkinson's disease. first, the flooding in texas. hundreds of people are out of their homes and the threats against those looking after those empty houses.
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>> remember to find us on facebook at wnn fans.com and twitter @abcwnn. perhaps later on instagram, we'll have more of diane's take of what cleveland needs to do to come back. ing after those empty houses. >> remember to find us on facebook at wnn fans.com and twitter @abcwnn. we'll have more of diane's analysis of what cleveland needs to do to come back. i use resolve pet foam. spray it on evenly. rub it in. and then i vacuum. it's like i have a brand new carpet. and, rigby is enjoying it as well.
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car straight in his lane. even though only the nose of the body was still attached. the driver also managed to walk away from that crash. he credits his safety gear for that saying his gloves and fire suit were burned but he's actually okay. >> amazing crash there. to flood ravaged texas now as flood conditions worsen near the gulf coast. >>arts of the state near houston got a bit of a break yesterday after nearly a week of rainfall, but not before inches came pouring down in three hours. it turned entire neighborhoods into lakes. >> it comes as the flooding emergency near the gulf coast is worsening as tropical storm colin churns in the gulf of mexico. >> as rivers and creeks continue to rise across southeast texas, many homeowners aren't able to get back into their homes. some are trying to get a glimpse of what's left. >> reporter: the whir of the propeller is the loudest sound
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you'll hear. nearly everybody is gone. >> hello. >> reporter: but rescue workers want to make sure. >> maybe someone was here and they got trapped and they can't get out. >> reporter: most people left everything they had. >> i walked right into these people's house. they had to abandon their house. of course, it's full of their property in the garage. so somebody else could be doing the same thing. >> it could be a looter. the next thing you know, we're here to help them if they need help to get out of the house. the next thing you know someone's taking shots at us because they're trying to steal stuff. >> reporter: they don't know what's inside these homes and they don't know what's outside. >> reporter: the hardest part is you can't see where you're stepping. you don't know what's in here. you don't know how high the water is. i'm standing in the middle of the road so the water is okay. but i'm told that just a few feet over, the water is four to five feet deep onside of the road. this is one of the few residents who stayed. she's been driving her jeep up and down these streets watching water levels. >> sleepless nights getting up and watching the river and
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checking it every few hours. we want to be able to put stuff up if it gets high. be able to start moving stuff and watch over it. >> reporter: as the water begins to recede, she hopes her neighbors will return soon too bringing back life to this town where even the cemetery is being washed away. in fort bend county, eyewitness news. coming up in our next half hour, the newly-crowned miss usa and her close ties to the military. plus, what the show's host is told not to say. >> a little bit of a problem there. but first, as we remember muhammad ali, some new questions are being raised this morning whether there's a connection between his career in the boxing ring and his parkinson's disease. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. g whether thear music playing ) - ( snaps, clatters ) that sounds awful. ( music stops ) but a lot better than last week. ( rock music playing ) ♪ we weren't born to follow. ♪
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well, as the world mourns the loss of one of the greatest boxers who ever lived, there are new questions this morning being raised about the root cause of muhammad ali's parkinson's disease. >> now, could there be a connection between his debilitating illness and the decades of knocks he took inside the boxing ring. here's abc's jim avila. >> reporter: this is the last video of muhammad ali in public at a charity event in april. 30 years of parkinson's, a disease that damages part of the brain involved in movement. inflicting tremendous havoc on the champ and causing his public to wonder if there is a link between the hits he absorbed in the ring and the disease that led to his death. >> i think it's quite clear that beatings in the ring will make your brain quite damaged in terms of the inflammation it creates, and then over time, it's more likely you get a disease like parkinson's. >> reporter: when i first met ali in the mid-1980s in chicago, he was in his 40s and had just been diagnosed.
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his right arm trembled, but three decades later, he couldn't walk or talk. >> he was diagnosed with parkinson's at age 40 suggesting something had happened. either that he had a very strong genetic link or that simply he's been damaged in some other way, for example, through a head injury. >> reporter: when ali was young, he was almost unhittable, but his later fights were brutal. frazier nearly killed him. norton broke his jaw with one punch, foreman pounded him in the famous rumble in the jungle. and today he marvels at ali's determination to take a punch and perhaps unwisely get up for more. >> you could hit him where you hit everyone else, but he was not willing to fall, he was not willing to be counted out. >> reporter: a brain autopsy would show whether muhammad ali had other brain damage. it's already clear he did have parkinson's disease. the family has not disclosed whether his brain will be donated to research. jim avila abc news, scottsdale. >> now, all of this started on one side of his body and several
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years after he retired. then it just progressed from there. he responded to some treatment including dopamine but it slowly progressed. >> this question though, it's not new. joe frazier because they had such a big rivalry used to say looking at ali once he did come down with parkinson's saying i did that. i caused that. that was kind of said in a strange manner. but these questions have been arising for quite some time and people always criticize mayweather, how he hits, because he never gets hit. they call him a boring boxer to watch. but when you see all the studies coming out about concussions, it's hard to blame him. >> absolutely. should mention that michael j. fox, the actor suffering from parkinson's for the last 25 years now, he tweeted out a message on friday night after we learned the news. he said ali was a warrior for the cure and expressed his thanks for all that he did to try to find a cure for parkinson's. >> that's the thing. he made such a big impact in the ring as a boxer. there's so much more to his life story than that.
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♪ topping our look at "the mix," a nightmare for many people who stay in hotels or motels. >> this one gives me the creeps. >> they're in your room, all of a sudden you don't even hear a knock, you see the door opening up and it's like who are you? >> housekeeping, no, not even house keeping. > just joe. who is checking into his room. so this happened to a bunch of guys on a 4,000 mile trek. they showed video of it. they were curious afterwards, do their room key open other rooms? this is their room, room 146, this is at the roadway in inn in new mexico. it does open that one. but as they went door to door to door, guess what. their room keys opened other
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doors, as well. >> oh, no. >> apparently everybody at that hotel at this time had the master key. and that was the case the previous night. should point out this is -- this chain is owned by choice hotels. they did release a statement saying thank you for bringing this to our attention. we have contacted the hotel and determined there was a malfunction in their key system. they have taken immediate action to address this. but i can't imagine that's the only place that this sort of stuff happens. >> they're lucky this didn't end badly at least that we know of. unlike that one. on to a cuter story, these girls, the dance class theme of the day was princess day. so all the girls showed up in frilly tutus, princes style dresses except for one. see if you can spot her. >> is she the one in the elsa outfit? no. >> so she just decided, yeah, we're not going to do princess. we're going to wear a hot dog costume because that's what she
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wanted to wear. i have to tell you, i relate to this girl. growing up i was a tomboy. everyone would give me barbies i would just toss them and i was go outside and play war with the becomes i think if i had a princess theme day, might have shown up dressed like a hot dog because i think i prefer them. >> i relish the thought. >> there you go. well done. >> thank you. so this is kind of creepy in japan. so you've all seen, of course, "the grudge" and "the ring." you know the frightening characters. there's now a sequel coming out at least in japan, that matches up both of those shows -- both of those movies. so this is the first pitch. at the japanese baseball game. >> she can't even see where home plate is. >> yes, she can. she can feel it. this is the first pitch. the characters from "the grudge." >> so good at it. >> she's really good at it. it was creepy. threw out an excellent first pitch i might say. >> oh, wow. >> that wasn't bad at all. >> it was 96 kilometers.
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this morning on "world news now," hillary clinton has the primary finish line very much in sight ahead of tomorrow's contests. while donald trump is fending off criticism from his own party because of his controversial comments about a federal judge. and ali's homecoming. muhammad ali's body now in his native louisville where this week the world will say good-bye to the man known as "the greatest." plans for friday's public funeral now under way. and new this half hour, the investigation into what caused an explosion that left a home in ruins. several people injured. a likely cause already under consideration. this morning, we have a new miss usa. hear why miss district of columbia is being called the embodiment of the spirit of the usa and why what she does for a living is almost certain to make us all feel like slackers.
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that story ahead in "the skinny" on this monday, june 6th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now". >> we're going to celebrate miss d.c. winning it all. just imagine being miss hawaii, the second runner-up and given this question. if the election was held tomorrow, who would you vote for hillary clinton or donald trump, who by the way owns the miss usa pageant, that was a question that she was given. >> judges shouldn't be allowed to ask that. >> a lot of people are upset by that. >> that's no fair. >> she kind of punted and knew there was no way i was going to win this with a question like that. >> that's no fair. do over. do the whole thing over again. >> it is sort of like a question that a lot of americans are facing in the next five months. >> we begin with that race for the white house. hillary clinton likely just a day away from securing the democratic nomination. >> yes. clinton is in a tight race with bernie sanders in california, but she defeated him in puerto rico yesterday, leaving her just 25 delegates shy of the number
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of delegates needed to clinch. meanwhile, donald trump is stirring up controversy with new comments now linking religion to a judge's ability to be fair. we get the latest now from abc's david wright. >> reporter: donald trump is expanding his notion of judicial bias. doubling down on his claim that a federal judge should be disqualified for presiding over a fraud case against trump university because of his ancestry. >> he's a member of a club or society, very strongly pro-mexican, which is all fine. but i said he's got bias. i want to build a wall. i'm going to build a wall. >> reporter: when cbs pressed him, trump went even further. >> reporter: if it were a muslim judge, would you feel like they wouldn't be able to treat you fairly because of that policy of yours? >> it's possible, yes. yeah, that would be possible, absolutely. >> reporter: isn't there a tradition in america where we don't judge people from where their parents came from? who their parents are? >> i'm not talking about tradition. i'm talking about common sense, okay? >> reporter: common sense to him maybe. but not to even members of his
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but not to plenty of others even in trump's own party. >> this is one of the worst mistakes trump has made. i think it's inexcusable. this judge was born in indiana. he is an american, period. >> what trump is doing is trying to divert attention from the very serious fraud charges against trump university. >> reporter: hillary clinton is now on the verge of clinching the democratic nomination but -- >> we are going to go into the democratic convention with enormous momentum. >> reporter: -- she's at risk of losing here in california. the polls show clinton and sanders neck and neck. here in california. if sanders loses california, it's pretty much all over for him, but if clinton loses, it could set the stage for a bruising fight headed into the convention. david wright, abc news, los angeles. >> our thanks to david there. one more note about politics, a conservative who emerged as a possible third party candidate is saying thanks, but no thanks. david french, a writer, lawyer
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and iraq war veteran says he will not run for president. he wrote a scathing op-ed saying never before have both parties failed so spectacularly. french slammed both donald trump and hillary clinton as dishonest and deceitful and suggested mitt romney could win. it's been a wet weekend for the eastern u.s. about to get worse for the southeast, especially florida. colin is bearing down on the central part of the state. officials warn there will be extensive flooding and residents are taking heed, even waiting in lines to get sand bags. >> that storm is bringing heavy rain and wind to georgia and the carolinas. but colin's first stop is florida. >> paul williams of accuweather now joins us with the details on the storm's path. good morning, paul. >> good morning to you, as well. kendis, diane. we have a high pressure system located towards puerto rico that's going to steer this low pressure system that was the genesis of colin. colin is a bona fide problem. and concern. it's going to curve over home plate and home plate being florida.
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flooding problems and likely to happen in tampa up towards jacksonville towards tallahassee with the warm waters. widespread scattered showers and thunderstorms, a threat of tornadoes and coastal flooding. diane, kendis. >> paul, thank you. residents of weatherford, texas, are making their way back to their homes or trying to. more flooding like this is possible and getting to their homes has been challenging since many roads are still closed in the area. even rvs have been floating in flood awards. the floodwaters are receding slowly in paris. some tourist attractions are reopening. but the louvre museum and several train stations are still closed. sightseeing bridges aren't able to pass under the bridges of lights because the seine river is too high. it will take several weeks before it's back to normal levels. they covered the hands that
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stung like a bee and now they're on display for all to see. >> crowds have been filling the halls to see ali's boxing glove. the museum has been there since ali himself donated them in '76, or the gloves have been there any way. abc's marci gonzalez has the latest as fans prepare to say good-bye to the greatest. >> reporter: a solemn procession through the streets of louisville here in muhammad ali's hometown, an inner faith prayer service. >> muhammad ali stands for compassion. >> reporter: as friends and fans pay tribute around the world. >> he was bigger than just a world boxing champion. he was a champion in life. >> reporter: the champ's family sharing details of his final moments friday in an arizona hospital where the 74-year-old iconic athlete died of septic shock due to natural causes after a 30-year battle with parkinson's disease. his daughter hannah tweeting dad did not go easily. his heart beating 30 minutes after his other organs failed. we all tried to stay strong and whispered in his ear you can go now. we will be okay.
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ali saying his good-byes with a squeeze of the hand. >> his spirit will always be with me. and he hasn't gone. i will see him in heaven when i die. >> reporter: ali's funeral set to be an elaborate public event, exactly the way he wanted it. >> this entire service was his specific request. >> reporter: on friday, his remains will be carried through the streets of louisville in a slow procession along muhammad ali boulevard to his funeral where comedian billy crystal sportscaster bryant gumbel and former president bill clinton. >> you couldn't have said, is this guy a boxer or a ballerina -- >> reporter: are expected to deliver eulogies honoring the greatest. and thousands of people are expected to attend. but for those who can't be here, the service will be streamed line online. kendis and diane? >> i know a lot of people will be watching that. marci, thank you. the body of a sky diver described as a free spirit by his family has been recovered after a tragic accident in south carolina. authorities say bond springer
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died after falling 14,000 feet over the weekend. following a mid-air collision with another diver. it happened during a skydiving festival. the 32-year-old was an experienced sky diver with more than 400 jumps. here in new york, several people were hurt after a deck collapsed during a weekend party in brooklyn. the most serious was a broken leg. the building dates from the 19th century. fire officials say the collapse was caused by old age, rot and disrepair. and in new jersey, investigators are looking a at possible gas leak as the cause of this house explosion. one man living in the house was burned over 50% of his body. two others were treated for cuts and bruises. neighbors said they smelled gas after the explosion. now to a brazen robbery that turned out to be nothing more than monkey business, literally. >> a mischievous monkey pushed its way into a jewelry store in india, perched itself behind the counter, opened a drawer and started grabbing cash out of the drawer. check him out. >> that's a smart monkey. a worker tried to entice the
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monkey with a fruit, but the cash was apparently more appetizing than that. the monkey scurried away with quite a bit of cash. i believe more than $100 worth. >> they say there's no word whether they were able to track the money down. monkeys in that area have recently targeted markets, temples and purses and other valuables off people passing by. i have an image of this underground monkey lair where they're playing poker, smoking, drinking scotch -- >> the cops. >> imbibing in fine jewelry. >> the cops over there worried this would be part of a trend, monkey see, monkey do. >> oh. >> they're -- have some really bad jokes this morning. apologies all around. it's monday. coming up -- >> i like it. >> all right, thanks. there's one. coming up, the stunning game two of the nba finals. a crushing loss for the cavaliers as the series shifts to cleveland. t.j. holmes is there in oakland speaking with the players.
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later, the new miss usa will probably amaze you and probably make you feel like a slacker as well. that's coming up in your monday morning "skinny." stay with us. >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by american advisors group. u by american advisors group.
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late in the match, mexico scored twice to secure a 3-1 win. both teams had a man sent off in case we cared about the actual match itself, but kind of embarrassing there. >> the anthem definitely threw them off. >> exactly. >> there was one guy singing along though. >> one guy, how did he know the words to the chilean anthem. >> i don't know, but he was into it. i think he liked. getting it very right in oakland last night, the golden state warriors just killed it. >> they were led by reigning mvp steph curry. the warriors trounced the cleveland cavaliers last night as they now lead the series, 2-zip. >> is there still hope for lebron james to turn things around? of course the rest of the cavaliers. t.j. holmes is in oakland with the latest. good morning, t.j. >> diane, kendis, it's not even that late when the game wrapped up on the west coast, but i saw a lot of people yawning already. it was a bit of a snoozer at the end. another 30 point plus victory.
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i say another, the other was a blowout in game one. game two certainly a decisive win by the warriors and the cavs have to try to get it together and go back to cleveland and put some kind of plan together to stop this warriors team. this game pretty much the same as the first played out. they couldn't stop the warriors offensively. more troubles for the caves. of course kevin love finally being able to play in the finals after being injured last year, well, he takes an elbow to the back of the head in the first half. comes out the second half experiences some dizziness. he is not allowed to get into the game. now under nba concussion protocol, we'll monitor his situation and see if he's able to go again in game three. again, that is coming up on wednesday. right now, well, we hope a lot of people hope this is not going to be the last game we see this year in this building. i'm not going to put it out there, guys, it's going to be a sweep. still, the way we've seen the cavs and warriors so far, it is not looking good. maybe the cavs will get it together for game three and four
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back in cleveland. for right now, i'll send it back to you guys in new york. >> that was t.j. holmes in oakland, california. steve kerr tweeted out he's not celebrating yet. >> he's not as yet. but you would have to think the cavaliers will be able to win at least one game. >> maybe they should try breaking a clip board. >> that did work for them. i should point out also you remember one of the games where dwyane wade and lebron met a hot mike moment caught him saying if things don't get better this year, let's get back together and win some more championships. the same conspiracy theory. when we come back, revealing the newly-crowned miss usa. and what taylor swift did for one lucky fan that's now going viral. "the skinny" is next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.♪ babies aren't fully developed until at least 39 weeks. a healthy baby is worth the wait.
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♪ skinn ♪ skinny, so skinny topping our monday morning "skinny" headlines, the newly-crowned miss usa. >> it came down to two, miss hawaii and miss district of columbia. >> district of columbia! >> and there's no question the 26-year-old deshauna barber does embody the spirit of the usa. she grew up in a military family and serves as an army logistics commander at fort meade, maryland. while working full-time for the commerce department as an i.t.
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analyst. >> she's kind of busy and she also works out. clearly. meantime, and the show's co-host terrence jenkins was given sage advice from another beauty pageant host. >> just go nowhere near it. don't mention colombia, period. coffee, nothing. >> what if she's from the district of columbia. >> huh-uh. just say d.c. d.c. just say that. >> but if she's like from columbus, ohio -- >> don't say it. >> can you imagine if she was from columbia, maryland, originally, as well? ironically, of course, miss district of columbia did win. >> and they did announce it properly. >> as miss district of columbia. very happy for her. >> i like steve harvey's ability to poke fun at himself. >> laughing all the way to the bank. next, he may have been doing a little too much sweating to the oldies. >> we're talking about eccentric workout guru richard simmons who
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has checked out of a hospital in los angeles a day after bizarre conduct he attributed to dehydration. >> temperatures have been skyrocketing during california's first heat wave of the season and the 66-year-old simmons was rushed to cedars-sinai medical center after a midnight scare at as a los angeles home after he reportedly became incoherent. >> he said through his publicist, he's now feeling great and reminds fans to drink plenty of liquids and big hugs and kisses for caring. >> whatever you do, do not take off those tights. look at those. >> please don't. >> those were amazing. >> those were something. >> look at all those muscles in there. next, what do you do when you're a superstar and you happen to have a free saturday now days in june? >> if you're taylor swift, apparently you put on a dress and you crash a wedding, of course. t. swift filled the blank space of one very happy groom in new jersey who also happens to be one of her biggest fans. ♪
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>> is that the song you sing at a wedding though? not really sure in the long list of ex-lovers. swift coordinated the surprise with the groom's sister over the past few months. talk about keeping a secret. >> she even brought the happy couple a handmade gift she made herself. a wedding card in water colors reading so it's going to be forever. >> ah. >> oh, it's going to go down in flames. maybe we shouldn't focus on the rest of the lyrics on that song. finally, rebel wilson channeling ursula. >> she morphed into the dreaded sea witch saturday night. that's awesome. she killed for the little mermaid" live an the hollywood bowl. the show featured a live orchestra and star-studded cast including sara bareilles as ariel.
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♪ he's a boxing legend but his personality transcended the world of sports. >> that said, this morning the world is still stunned at the loss of one of the world's greatest and most significant athletes in modern history as other top athletes reflect on what he meant to them and everyday people. >> i'm handsome. i'm fast. i'm pretty and can't possibly be beat. >> everything you'd want from a boxer, wrestler, football player, he had it all. >> what he represented as a kid, i gravitated towards him because he was a champion. as i got older and i started to be more knowledgeable -- i understood that he is the
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greatest of all time and he was the greatest of all time. >> i must be the greatest. >> when he said he was the greatest, he was really speaking for a whole generation of black americans who did not get the opportunities that they felt that they deserved. >> i would like for you to call me my name now. muhammad. muhammad ali. >> i don't think muhammad ali consciously said i'm going to go out and change the world. i think he did what he thought was right and that changed the world. >> ali was the example of how you use your platform and speak what you believe no matter what people say. >> no, i will not go 10,000 miles and kill another poor people. >> words can't explain what muhammad ali done for the sport of boxing. he's one of the guys, he paved the way for me to be where i'm at today. we lost a legend, a hero and a great man. >> only last week, i murdered a rock. angelo stone, hospitalized a brick. >> you saw him on television, there was no one more beautiful.
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you saw him walking down the street, he was a beautiful thing to see. what a phenomenon. you had to see him even if you pulled against him, you wanted to be a part of it. >> there were so many tributes beyond just athletes, but you had politicians, of course, will smith who played him in the movie about his life, calling him and saying that he changed his life. >> and smith said going into that role he was very nervous. he didn't want to mess up the story of muhammad ali. ali learned how to box after somebody stole his bike in 1954. i wonder if he's grateful to those thieves now? >> that would change everybody's life and make everybody want to fight. steal your bike? >> it was a red schwinn no less. >> a lot of memories. don't miss our updates on facebook at wnnfans.com. coming up, more news on abc. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now." informing insomniacs for two informing insomniacs for two decades.
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making news in america this morning -- tracking the tropics. colin swirling in the gulf of mexico. setting its sights on florida. tropical storm warnings posted overnight as people prepare. when and where it's expected to make landfall. donald trump is stepping up his attacks aimed at the judge presiding over the trump university trial. his latest comments are being condemned by top republican officials. we're live in washington. and breaking overnight, a kanye west pop-up show turning into chaos. thousands of people filling the streets. the rapper greeting the crowds just moments ago. the video just in. and lebron james and the cavaliers are trying to come back from a crushing defeat. we have highlights from the game two blowout.

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