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as we wrap up the coverage here on 31st avenue and international boulevard, the key headline here tonight the names and identities of ten more victims found inside the ghost ship warehouse have now been publically identified. 36 bodies that we now know of. hope is that there won't be any more significant discovery of bodies, although there may still be victims inside this building. the district attorney lots of questions about permitting and whether there should have been
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anyone living here. charges including manslaughter and murder could be filed as they look at a possible criminal case. as you see behind me, they continue to shore up the wall that you see to make certain that it's safe for the crews to continue to work. they are using a crane to move workers in and out to cut away the wall. we will pick up the coverage beginning at 4:30 a.m., they will bring you the next scheduled police briefing at 6:00 a.m. >> thank you, dan and thank you for watching. for all of us here, i'm eric thomas. >> have a great evening, take care. >> goodnight.
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get out of the car. >> it's a snowy morning commute in montreal. leading to a pretty nasty reaction. a transit bus crashes into a group of cars. then a truck smacks into the bus. and it gets even worse than this. another bus then comes and crashes into the truck. in the end, even a police car and snow removal truck end up slipping down the street as well. luckily, despite the mess, no one was hurt, but quite a pileup to clean up there. >> indeed. new details about a deadly accident in san antonio, texas. an off-duty deputy sheriff has been identified as the victim of this accident when the car she was driving fell into a sink hole. here body was recovered from about 12 feet of water. officials say a large suer line rupture caused the hole to open up.er line
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rupture caused the hole to open up.wr line rupture caused the hole to open uer line rupture caused the hole to open up. the new york jets held a home of silence to honor former team member joe mcknight. he died last week after being shot in a road rage incident. >> now new surveillance video is part of the investigation. abc's eva pilgrim reports from new orleans. >> reporter: that new surveillance video showing what happened on the road just four minutes before the shooting. two cars matching the description of the ones involved in that road rage incident. the blue car in front. the silver suv following behind. nfl running back joe mcknight drove a silver suv. authorities say ronald gasser stayed at the scene and admitted to the deadly shooting. many still asking why he has not been charged. >> so when we shoot and kill somebody, the question is -- it's a homicide. the question is, is it justified or not. >> reporter: authorities telling abc news, gasser was in his car when he fired those shots. and now, confirming, blood was found in his car. >> the louisiana law, if someone enters your vehicle or attempts to enter your vehicle, you have justification to shoot them. ,
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someone enters your vehicle or attempts to enter your vehicle, you have justification to shoot them. >> reporter: the sheriff promising a thorough investigation, adding that gasser is not a flight risk. eva pilgrim, abc news, louisiana. >> you know, joe mcknight played for the jets and a couple other teams. he was well known for being a star football player. people are upset in the will smith case, that man was jailed. this man was let go. that's a lot of tension. >> bizarre case. all right. coming up in the next half hour, a new call to ban high school football because of the injuries it can do to players. a debate as injuries continue to escalate. but for snowden speaking out, one of the country's most wanted fugitives gives a revealing interview to katie couric. that's coming up right here on "world news now." "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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he's filled some of america's top security secrets, now former nsa contractor edward snowden is revered as a brave whistleblower and revered by others as a traitor. katie couric went to russia to talk to snowden. here is some of the conversation. >> reporter: this mild-mannered 33-year-old is arguably america's most wanted fugitive. nsa whistleblower, edward snowden. >> breaking news on that whistleblower -- >> faces almost certain criminal prosecutions. >> reporter: he's been hiding in
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plain sight in the russian capital. >> can you walk around freely in the streets of moscow and not be recognized? >> i walked here.. >> are you ever recognized? >> if i walk out on the street, people have no idea who i am. if i walk into a computer store, everyone in the story will immediately recognize me. >> reporter: since august of 2013, he's been living in exile, provided asylum by russia after leaking an undetermined number, perhaps as high as 1.5 million, classified nsa documents to journalists. his revelations exposing systemic government surveillance of civilians here and abroad. a disclosure that both enraged and embarrassed the american intelligence community. he was charged under the espionage act and faces up to 30 years in prison if he returns to the u.s. now with his residency permit set to expire next year, his
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fire wall may be melting. donald trump tweeted about you, writing snowden is a traitor. when our country was great, do i know what we did to traitors. >> i wonder when it is that he thinks america was great. we are a country that was born from an act of treason against a government that had run out of control. but we should always make a distinction that right and wrong is a very different standard than legal and illegal. >> are you saying what you did was right, or legal or both? >> i would not have done it if i didn't believe it it was right. >> but you would acknowledge it was illegal? >> it's pretty sketchy there. but, look, every act of progression in our nation's history has involved tension with law, and that's because the law was wrong. >> if you had one minute to make your case face to face to president obama, what would you say to convince him to pardon you? >> i wouldn't. i would respectfully say to the president, i understand you have an incredibly difficult job. no one wants to be a
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whistleblower. this is something that's hard to do. and this is america. when something goes wrong, don't we want somebody to stand up and say something about it? >> absent a pardon, snowden's legal team is hoping for a possible plea deal, to keep him out of prison, or to reduce his sentence. >> how much prison time would you be willing to serve? >> i don't put a number on it. >> when you look back at the last three years, was it worth it? >> absolutely. i would do it again. >> no regrets? >> no regrets at all. >> reporter: for "nightline," i'm katie couric in moscow. >> and some are now saying that the president should pardon him. the u.s. government is saying he should come home to face prosecution. and he did tell katie couric, he's pretty sure u.s. officials have a general idea of where he lives. >> yeah. i love this. he said if they don't, after three years if they can't figure it out, they're probably not
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doing their job very well. okay. there you have it. coming up, nickelback getting an apology. >> "the mix" is next, stay with us.
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get move free ultra, and enjoy living well. time now for "the mix," time now for "the mix," and we're going to start off in canada. we told you about a police department that put a post out there, saying that any drunk driver they pick up will have to listen to nickelback on the way to the station. they thought it would be good motivation to get people to stop drinking and driving. however, the police department is now singing a different tune. >> oh, i like that. >> sorry. that's another song by nickelback, it's called sorry. okay. moving would be continue ability rob heartman of kensington police said he didn't consider his actions when they put the post out there and said the
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message was supposed to be about not drinking and driving, but it fueled a lot of negativity about nickelback. he is saying about that, bullying is never okay. >> bullying? >> how can i go into elementary school and talk to kids about bullying if i'm doing the same thing on social media? >> what is nickelback? the guy was riding up to a farm in a truck, that seems nice. >> nickelback is a band whose song was voted most annoying in existence. but you know what, their songs charted. so it's our fault. it's all of our fault. >> sang the nickelback fan. ♪ good-bye. look at this photograph every time i do it makes me laugh ♪ >> that's def leppard, yeah. yeah, jack, thank you. let's move on. >> put the train back on the tracks. >> do you go to imdb? >> yeah. >> i'm like what's happening with the biggest stars in the world? >> and i'm a dork? >> yeah. the most searched of 2016 is,
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not her. it's margot robbie. >> oh. >> she's number three. that's 11 from "stranger things." they're going, three, two, one. and khaleesi is number two. so it's funny. >> i wonder what number one is. you really teed that one up. >> it's margot robbie. yeah. you know what's funny about amelia clark? do you think people walk up to her in the street and said, hey, khaleesi. i didn't even know her name until right now. i'm a little bit hungry. that's usual around this time. we might be in time for a burgerito. >> i like that. >> it's a new restaurant coming to brooklyn, which centers around the burgerito. burger patty, bacon, lettuce, cheese, onion, chipotle sauce, all wrapped in a tortilla. >> that works. coming february 17th. library olympics, this is from the university of texas. kids got bored and decided to play library olympics. can we see a video of this. here they go. >> who needs to study?
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developing this morning on "world news now." a transit threat in los angeles. the fbi and city officials have decided to go public with the threat made on the city's transit system. waiting for justice. the family of walter scott the plot was to detonate a device at universal city today. l.a.'s mayor said they're not taking any chances. >> when someone says they want to cause harm to angelinos, we pull together and make sure that's nothing more than a threat and show force to make sure anybody who would seek to do harm is met by the great law enforcement officials that we have here. and a chunk of ice falls on top of trailers. and jimmy kimmel's double whammy. the late-night star topped to host the upcoming awards, but that wasn't even his biggest news of the day. find out what could possibly be bigger than the oscars. we'll tell you in "the skinny"
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on this tuesday, december 6th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." the fbi says a threat was phoned into a law enforcement line overseas by a caller whatnot not making the threat, but actually reporting it. authorities say the uncorroborated thought was to detonate a device at the line to universal city standard. l.a.'s mayor says they're not taking any chances. >> when someone says they want to cause ham to angeles, that's a threat and we want to make sure we address it. it was met by the great law enforcement officials that we have here. >> mayor garcetti says he plans to ride the city's red line today as a show of support. a former police officer
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remains under house arrest this morning after a mistrial was declared. he was seen shooting walter scott, who was not armed. jurors said yesterday they were unable to reach a verdict in the case, but scott's mother says justice will prevail. >> justice will be served because the god that i serve, he's able. he told me to wait on the lord and be of good courage. and god, he is strengthening my heart. >> the prosecutors say they will retry slager on the murder charges. he still faces a federal trial for violating walter scott's civil rights, a conviction there could mean life in prison. a shooting last night cut short a town's annual christmas parade in sanford, north carolina. two people were hurt, one hospitalized in serious condition, another with a nonlife threatening injury. both shootings were related and not random. witnesses report hearing up to eight gun shots. >> soon as i walked in, i heard
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the gun shots. only thing i saw when the guy fell to the floor. got me nervous. i don't know what to do next, then the cops came, telling everybody to move. >> police say one suspect is now in custody and they are still investigating. thousands come together to remember the victims of friday's tragic warehouse fire in oakland. monday night's scene came after another emotional day. three more bodies were recovered from the rubble of the building. bringing the death toll to 36. meantime, possible criminal charges could be filed in connection with the fire. here is abc's danya bacchus. good morning, danya. >> reporter: good morning, diane and ryan. 33 of the 36 victims have been identified. authorities say they've been able to search at least 75% of the warehouse and they do not expect the number of victims to rise drastically. after days of wondering, dozens of victims identified, most were in their 20s and 30s. some were teenagers and three were international. >> today is the day that more than two dozen families are
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going to learn of the loved one's loss. >> reporter: as investigators work to figure out a question, questions of prevention are mounting. authorities announcing a criminal investigation team is on the case, determining if there's liability. >> the range of charges could be murder all the way to involuntary manslaughter, and until we know what the evidence shows us, there may be other charges. >> reporter: the building erupted into an inferno friday trapping party goers on the second floor when a makeshift stairway of wooden palettes was blocked. the building was a tinderbox. only two exits in all 10,000 square feet. people living in mobile homes inside the first floor. most of the victims were on the second floor for a concert. local officials say the warehouse, known as an artist collective, had numerous code violations and complaints of people living there illegally. >> you couldn't have more than two people on that staircase before it would just fall down.
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it was not only dangerous, but it was disgusting. >> reporter: the search effort will continue, this after they were stopped for hours monday because of structural dangers to investigators. >> danya, thank you. a snowstorm is being blamed for the deaths of two people whose car slid into the path of a pickup truck in michigan. it was part of a storm system that moved across almost all of michigan, causing scattered power outages, affecting several thousand customers in the western part of the state. the detroit area also experienced rain and slippery roads. a frightening scene played out for the driver of this vehicle speeding along a slick highway in new brunswick, canada. watch as he tries to pass this truck, as a giant piece of ice flying off the roof, and smashing the windshield. the driver said his wife was sitting next to him and was covered in shards of glass, but luckily, neither one of them were seriously injured. lawyers for an atlanta father convicted of murder for
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leave his son in a hot car are vowing to appeal. justin harris declined to speak on his own behalf while in court. he maintained his innocence throughout the trial, but judge gave him the maximum. >> callously walked away and left that child in a hot car in june, in georgia, in summer, to swelter and die. >> prosecutors had decided not to seek the death penalty and said the punishment that harris got was appropriate. former presidential candidate jill stein and her green party have filed a federal lawsuit seeking a recount in pennsylvania. stein was outside trump tower yesterday calling for every vote to be counted. recounts are now under way in michigan and wisconsin as well, after stein claimed initial ballots were susceptible to hacking. hillary clinton is leading by 2.6 million in the popular vote, but donald trump's electoral
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victory is not expected to be overturned. the president-elect is continuing his celebration of that victory, taking his thank you tour to fayetteville, north carolina tonight. trump heads to iowa on thursday, and friday, he'll address supporters in michigan. speaking of the white house, vice president joe biden is playing coy about another bid for the white house. with a slight smile on his face, biden told the reporter that he is running for president in 2020. when asked if he was joking, he said, i'm not committing not to run. okay, there you go. now, biden would be 78 in four years. if he ran and won, that would make him the oldest president in u.s. history. >> the old double negative trick. >> there you go. >> crossing the road, not just for chickens anymore. >> here's why very determined salmon in washington state are proving that you don't need feet to make the journey. go, buddy. you can do that. here they are, making their way across a flooded road outside seattle. i want to catch them and eat them for dinner. it's for the sake of spawning. apparently the fish do this
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regularly. some even wait at the side of the road for a chance to go. if you look at the phone pole, a salmon is leaning up against it, >> waiting for the light to turn? >> saying, hurry up, truck, i gotta go. >> are they sticking to the crosswalk? >> i hope so. can we arrest them for jay walking? >> i don't know how that goes. no handcuffs on a fish. coming up, the late night master of comedy is hired to host the academy awards, but last night, he revealed another big job on the horizon. >> nice tease. and it was an unsilent night with the divas making their return to the stage. music's most powerful voices decking the halls and bringing down the house. first, let's take a look at today's forecast. "world news now" weather, brought to you by pajamagram.com.
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well, his name may be klay, but you can call him jay, as in raining jumpers like that. now you can call him the guy with the top-scoring game in the nba this season. well, his name may be klay, but you can call him jay, as in raining jumpers like that. now you can call him the guy with the top-scoring game in the nba this season. that's golden state's klay thompson, dropping 60 in just 29 minutes. >> ooh. >> come on. the outburst included eight three-pointers, he had 40 by half-time. the warriors blew out the pacers, 142-106. it's just -- >> on fire. >> on fire. that's what i love about golden state. they celebrate every one of their teammates when they do well. >> yes, when they do well. >> you know, they support each other. >> pretty easy to celebrate people when they're doing well, right?
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i want to see what happens when he's not doing well. >> they give him a hug. >> but for now he's doing great and that's awesome. monday night football, on the other hand, not so awesome. not such a great game there. >> here's what happened. take a look. the colts and the jets. first half, indianapolis quarterback andrew luck, hit dwayne allen for three touchdowns. commentator jon gruden said there were no jets defenders, quote, in the same zip code. that's right, he just walked into the end zone. half-time, 24-3. colts didn't get better in the second half. indianapolis tacked on 17 more points and thankfully it came to a close. colts, 41, jets, 10. and the coach had some choice words for his team at the press conference that i can't say on air. >> oh, wow, okay. got a little heated there. one of the questions surrounding football at all levels is whether playing the game is really worth the risk, the threat of suffering concussion seemed to get worse and worse. >> it really does. it's so serious, some are suggesting football should be banned at the high school level. more from abc's robin roberts. >> reporter: concussions and high school football, a tough
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topic to tackle. according to the institute of medicine, 1 in 14 high school football players will suffer at least one concussion. and that risk is 60% higher than the next sport. yet the sport remains the most popular among high school boys, with more than one million taking part in the game. in the latest issue of the medical journal of pediatrics, some leading experts are weighing in on the question of whether or not high school football should be banned. dr. lewis margolis writes that high school football should be banned until we can be assured that it does not have long-term detrimental consequences. he notes, football causes more harm to the brain than any other sport. but another expert does not think banning the sport is the right solution. having a licensed athletic trainer on site, a physician who is knowledgeable about the concussions at every football game and a clear return-to-play policy. >> i think having a discussion at the school, how are we going to approach the injury and making sure we're dealing with
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it at a very appropriate level on that, we are taking the injury seriously. >> such a difficult problem. the other side of this argument, a lot of people have been talking about this, should we ban football at the lower levels? some people say, if you ban it at the lower levels, people don't learn how to tackle properly, and at the higher levels, they're more susceptible to injury. it's a tough call either way. >> i wonder if making the rules stricter on how you tackle could change it. if you dive in head first, you're banned from the game. or maybe a few going forward. >> there are penalties for those kinds of hits. >> in girls lacrosse, anyway, there are tons of rules about the technique and how you play, and they're very, very strict. big debate going on in football. not even just in high school, but in pros as well. well, when we come back, a new host at the oscars. and what divas do when they get back together. stick around. "the skinny" is next. "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny ♪ so skinny ♪ skinny ♪ so skinny we have big oscar news for "the skinny" today. >> very big. >> next february's show will be hosted by our friend jimmy kimmel. >> kudos to him. good job. love him, by the way. first time hosting the show which honors the movies' best and brightest. but he has big time award show experience. he hosted the emmys twice. he talked about the high profile gig on his show.
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>> the producers and the academy went through a long list of names and in the end, they decided since i'm already right across the street from where they do the show, i was the closest person to host. we have to shake things up a little on this show. i need you to help me with this guillermo. >> sure, jimmy. >> marijuana will be legal for recreational use in february. i wonder, maybe you can pass some of that out on the red carpet. >> that would be great. >> -- before the show, and then we just see what happens. my goal is to somehow get arrested during the hosting of the show. >> kimmel succeeds chris rock as the oscars host. >> and the 89th edition of the oscars is on sunday, february 26, right here on abc. during his monologue, he also announced that his wife is expecting their second child. >> all right. >> no word if it's a boy or girl, when that new arrival is expected is also a mystery. but a big congratulations to jimmy kimmel. not every day you announce you're hosting the oscars and that's not your biggest announcement.
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>> i love that, you gotta give him credit. i like the applause. the internet went wild as the victoria's secret angels were on the runway last night. we previewed the show when it was recorded in paris. >> what we had not seen yet was model jasmine tookes in the nice, kwot quote, fantasy bra. united states said to be worth $3 million. she said she sat completely still for three hours while the designer took a mold and then the bra was made from that mold. a custom fit, if you will. >> there you go. so she gets to take it home? >> i don't know about that. well, it doesn't fit anywhere else. but $3 million, it's probably sitting in a museum somewhere. >> you get paid, and a $3 million bra. >> somewhere in a safe, i hope. meantime, some of the most famous singers in the world were on hand last night to revive vh1's divas. last night's show, diva's holiday "unsilent night" wasser recorded last friday in brooklyn. >> mariah carey performed the opening number, a shammering
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version of "all i want for christmas is you." ♪ i just want you for my own ♪ more than you could ever know ♪ ♪ make my wish come true baby, all i want for christmas paragrais you ♪ >> she's still got it. >> i love it. >> hitting the high note, mariah. the evening came to a close with patti labelle and chaka khan on stage, belting out aretha franklin's "you make me feel like a natural woman open open. >> love it. that was followed by khan's "i'm every woman." >> we mentioned chris rock earlier. >> yeah. >> even without the oscars, he'll be a busy man next year. rock just announced his first full-scale tour in nine years will begin in february. >> rock is calling the whole thing his total black-out tour.
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he's promising fans all new material. the tour starts valentine's day, february 14th, in durham, north carolina. tickets going on sale tomorrow. and the mummy franchise is coming back to theaters. the last installment was eight years ago when "the mummy tomb of the dragon emperor made more than $400 million at the box office. >> this isn't your brendan frazier mummy. the upcoming mummy stars tom cruise and in the movie's first trailer, we see him in an airplane, which he crashes while carrying an egyptian thing. there you go. and then this happens. >> welcome. to a new world. of gods. and monsters. >> wow, that's what happens after you carry an egyptian sarcophagus. there you have it. that's the voice of russell crowe who plays dr. henry jekyll in the movie.
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rid-x helps break down waste. avoid a septic disaster with rid-x. ♪ ♪ ♪ i wish it was christmas christmas every day ♪ >> little bit of christmas music to get us ready for some made in america holiday style. so once again, the question is, are your holiday gifts actually made in america? trying to get answers is abc's david muir. >> reporter: the countdown is on until christmas, the most wonderful time of the year, and it's the question we've asked for years now. will anything under the tree be made in america? at the famous plaza hotel in new york, the doorman has seen more shopping bags pass by than the people carrying them. how much is it american made? >> i'd say most is made in china. >> reporter: the viewers have always been a step ahead.
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>> "world news tonight." >> reporter: elaine from michigan. look where she's sitting. says it all. we went to find it, a la-z-boy right off the line in america. >> good morning, david. nice to have you. >> we need a chair to watch the news. >> reporter: it was 1927. two cusps edward and edwin starting a furniture business in monroe, michigan. their idea, a chair that reclines. they called it the la-z-boy. factories in nine states, 7,500 workers, 8,000 pieces of furniture a day. how many people see this sign, "made in america" and actually comment on it? >> they know that perhaps their neighbors or friends were involved in making the product, it makes a difference. >> reporter: the parts from america, the steel from tennessee and alabama. the springs, indiana and north carolina. the foam, mississippi, and the wood and plywood, louisiana and kentucky. and look at jose, perhaps the most stress-free job on the line, testing the chairs. there's brandy, 19 years.
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>> i think people are still surprised we're still made in the united states. >> people say, really? that's built in the united states? >> reporter: while back at the store -- how important do you think made in america is for customers who come in here? >> extremely important. >> reporter: i thought i'd give jose a run for his money. >> reporter: i just need the tv now. >> can you watch your own reruns. >> reporter: the rerun we're proud of, the made in america, christmas that's back. for years now, asking one thing. send us your idea next. >> we're in a lot of homes in america. >> watching the news tonight. >> hopefully they're watching world news tonight. >> made in america! >> we gotta talk to jose and find out how you land that gig. >> i like it. they looked pretty comfortable in that chair, foo. >> i test la-z-boys for a living. i think i'd be good at that. if this whole news thing doesn't work out, i'll keep that in mind. >> that's a good job. i like that. let's try it. that feels good. >> yep. >> this is abc "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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>> good morning, i'm ryan smith, in for kendis gibson. and i'm diane macedo. here are some of the top headlines we're following on "world news now." donald trump is taking his victory tour to north carolina this evening, after announcing another key nomination, selecting ben carson to lead hud. and more cabinet picks are expected over the next few weeks. we have a full report, coming up. a threat phoned in from overseas is forcing heightened security in transit stations. the fbi said an anonymous caller provided the threat, regarding location and timing. russia and china have blocked a draft resolution and said the u.n. security council resolution would have demanded a truce in aleppo, to evacuate the sick and wounded and would have provided a path for food and medicine. the tribal chairman is urging north dakota protesters to go home now, now that they won a victory to stop the
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project. but some protesters are vowing to stay on in north dakota, in case there's an appeal in federal court. those are some of our top stories on this tuesday, december 6. from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, we begin this half hour, with president-elect donald trump poised to continue his victory lap in another battleground state. >> that's right. trump is taking a break from transition meetings to head to fayetteville, north carolina, this evening for a thank you rally. this as he fends off criticism over that phone call with the taiwanese leader. he remains torn over a powerful cabinet post. here's more from abc's jonathan karl. >> reporter: apparently mitt romney didn't close the deal over that dinner with donald trump. the list of those auditioning for secretary of state is growing. as many as nine contenders now, including jon huntsman, he was president obama's ambassador to china and even called on trump to drop out of the presidential race after that "access
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hollywood" tape came out. >> hello, how are you? >> reporter: now he's praising trump and defending that controversial call with taiwan. >> a president trump is going to enter the scene really understanding that you need leverage and a sense of power in the relationship with china. >> reporter: already trump has caused quite a stir on the world stage, ruffling china's feathers by talking to the president of taiwan. something no u.s. president has done in more than four decades. and trump has held many other calls with foreign leaders, but none of them with state department experts who could brief him on sensitive diplomacy. the current secretary of state all but begging trump to hear them out. >> i would certainly recommend it. but obviously that hasn't happened in a few cases. >> reporter: trump is now defending his call with taiwan.
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tweeting, did china ask us if it was okay to devalue their currency, making it hard for our companies to compete? i don't think so. but that's not all he's tweeting about. the president-elect couldn't resist hitting "snl." >> i just retweeted the best tweets. >> reporter: trump's response, just tried watching "saturday night live," unwatchable. totally biased, not funny and the baldwin impersonation, just can't get any worse. sad. all this after the president-elect told "60 minutes" he planned to tweet less. >> i'm going to do very restrained, if i use it at all. i'm going to do very restrained. >> reporter: president-elect trump also met with al gore at trump tower. gore came out of the meeting calling it an extremely interesting conversation, and gore said it was a sincere search for common ground. jonathan karl, abc news, new york. a threat reported to the fbi from overseas is forcing stepped-up security in and around transit stations in los angeles. the fbi says a male caller provided information about a plot to detonate a device at the universal city red line station today, near universal studios, an area that's popular with
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tourists. l.a. mayor said he plans to ride the red line today as a show of support. also breaking overnight, a shooting in sanford, north carolina, cutting short the town's annual christmas parade, has ended with two people in the hospital and a suspect in custody. as many as eight shots were fired at a convenience store. police say both shootings were related and not random. one person is hospitalized, in serious condition and another with non-life-threatening injuries. thousands of mourners have come together to share their sadness in the wake of the oakland warehouse fire. the display came hours after the death toll in the tragedy rose to 36. the city has released the name of ten more victims, all in their 20s and 30s and from the bay area. crews will continue searching at the site, but investigators don't believe they'll find any more bodies. prosecutors say criminal charges could be filed in this case, including murder.
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and prosecutors in south carolina, say they'll retry michael slager, the former police officer accused of killing an unarmed man, walter scott. a mistrial was declared yesterday in charleston after the jury failed to reach a verdict. scott's mother said she's not sad over the outcome, because she knows that justice will be done. an atlanta man faces life in prison with no possibility of parole for the murder of his son in a hot car. justin ross harris declined to speak during his sentencing hearing, as his lawyers plan their appeal. here's abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: as justin ross harris learned his fate, he stood emotionless, sentenced by a judge who didn't mince any words. >> you callously walked away and left that child in a hot car, in june, in georgia, in the summer, to swelter and die. >> reporter: harris sentenced to life without parole, plus 32 years for the death of his 22-month-old son cooper who died after being left inside his
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father's hot suv for more than seven hours, while he was sexting with other women. the prosecution argued that harris intentionally killed his son, because he wanted to live a child-free life. his ex-wife, cooper's mother, testified she believes it was an accident. >> did he love that little boy? >> yes, he did, very much. >> reporter: harris's attorneys argued after he was seen here getting breakfast with cooper at this restaurant, he forgot to drop the boy off at daycare on his way to work. the judge said she reflected that he had hoped to be an advocate, so people would never do this again to their children. >> i would say perhaps not in the way that you intended, but you have accomplished that goal. >> reporter: harris's lawyers plan to take his appeal to the georgia supreme court. linsey davis, abc news, new york. the brazilian soccer team that lost so many players in that plane crash, has been given the south american confederation's winning title. 19 members of the team died in a crash near medellin, colombia, where they were scheduled to play a match. there will be a friendly match at the end of january to help the victims of the disaster. new research this morning about the dangers of drowsy driving.
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a triple-a report says missing one to two hours of sleep, doubles a driver's risk of getting into a crash. the study found in a 24-hour period, the crash risk for sleep-deprived drivers increased steadily when compared to drivers who slept the recommended seven hours or more. amazon is testing a brick and mortar store. with a twist. unlike regular stores, this one has no check-out lines. it's called amazon go. customers tap their cell phones on a turn style as they walk in, that logs them into the store's network, which senses the items they pick up, and charges them as they walk out the door. the store is being tested in seattle by amazon employees and it is set to open to the public early next year. >> i tried that at my convenience store, didn't work out so well. >> lot of beeping, but it ended differently.
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>> not the same. three quarterbacks are among the finalists for the heisman trophy. leading the way, louisville's lamar jackson, deshaun watson. and last year's fourth place finisher, oklahoma's baker mayfield. baker's teammate, wide receiver dede westbrook, and jabrill peppers rounds out the list. the heisman will be handed out saturday in new york city. >> remember willy wonka and the chocolate factory? >> oh, yeah. >> the golden ticket and the chocolate bar? how about a grown-up version? >> a texas man is the holder of one of bud light's valuable golden beer cans. marcus bryce found it mixed in with a 24-pack he bought over the weekend. he didn't know it was valuable until he saw the commercial while watching the football game. he's now in the running, how about that, for season tickets to the team of his choice, and tickets to the next, get this, 51 super bowls. >> that's actually a pretty substantial prize. >> that's an awesome prize.
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>> none of his friends tried to steal that from him? like, here, let me help you clean that up. i'll take care of that for you. >> how about that. there are only five golden tickets in wonka. there's 37,000 golden cans out there. so a lot of chances to win. >> by the way, you didn't feel so confident for him knowing that he lives in austin, texas. however, he's an oakland raiders fan. >> oh, this year. >> so he's got prospects to see his team play. >> you never know. coming up on "world news now," we're feeling the force. the stars of the rogue one star wars film have a plea for potential viewers. and they're revealing why you will love the movie even if you're not a jedi master. >> ooh, sounds wonderful. and she's back. >> you mean wonderful! >> don't go anywhere, we'll tell you how to throw a fantastic party using tupperware. here with aunt barbara and abc "world news now."
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police say welsh drove six hours from salisbury, north carolina, to self-investigate a conspiracy known on line as pizza gate. it's a story about child abuse, at this restaurant, mentioning jon podesta, hillary clinton, it's an egregious and deliberate lie. the owner said he and his employees have been besieged by death threats. >> what happens today is that false and reckless conspiracy theories come with consequences. >> reporter: one study found that during the election, fake news stories could out-perform real ones, with millions reading them. authorities say the suspect surrendered after he realized no children were being harmed here. but the shooting incident shows how a fake news story can lead to a real life-threatening situation. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. >> there was a lot of talk that some people on donald trump's transition team had been
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involved in retweeting some fake news stories, this one was retweeted by the son of mike flynn, he's now been selected to serve as national security adviser. so his son, not flynn, his son, tweeted about the pizza-gate conspiracy theories, that is not connected to what this man does, but there have been some questions about retweeting fake news stories. >> there's been so much about the threat of fake news, in terms of keeping the public informed and democracy, but in this case, bizarre to see it actually lead to a physical threat. >> very scary. coming up, she's back, aunt barbara is here with tupperware tips that are going to make you smile. "world news now" continues after this from our abc
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♪ ♪ the holidays are now upon us. the host or hostess in each one of us kicks into high gear this time of year, but holiday food preparation and storage doesn't necessarily have to be a drag. it can actually be a cinch to store that year-old fruit cake, if you know what i'm saying. joining us now, the queen of tupperware, aunt barbara.
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good morning. >> oh, ryan, how wonderful. let's throw a party. >> yes, let's do it. >> i love a party. these are our classic bowls. you get a set of three. our tupperware impressions bowls, and they're perfect for parties, perfect for leftovers, they come with the seals, they all nest together. really nice. that's a great gift. >> and they can store long-term? i have old food from christmas. >> knock it off. put it in tupperware, seal it up, stick it away. you'll have it for a long time. >> now this i love. look at all the stuff that goes with one item. >> you can't have a party without a good chip and dip bowl. look at the chip and dip from tupperware. what i really love about this, these containers here come off on the sides. they go into the refrigerator, they hook right in here, you get seals with them. you can put all that right into
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the refrigerator. and the top, the seal, look, you can use it as a tray. >> what are you doing, four things in one? that's amazing. >> it's versatile. you can use it as a salad bowl, you can also use it as a punch bowl. >> there will be no wine before its time. >> oh, my goodness. >> tell me about this. >> the tupperware corkscrew, if you have a wine lover in your house, this is the corkscrew you're going to put in their stocking. it's so easy to use. all you do it is put it on top of there, you poke it, it goes straight in, all you do is twist and what's happening. the cork is riding up faster than a prom dress and now you've got wine. >> i love it. >> and the cork ends up right in there, nice and neat, always perfect every time. >> that cork was going how fast? >> pretty fast. >> okay. the veggies, the fruits, i try to stay around this at parties. >> everyone does. you have to have this at a party, whether they eat it or not. most people don't realize, in the bottom part here, you can fill it with ice. >> to keep it cool. >> it keeps everything chilled. it's also great for putting
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shrimp in there, right? and keeping your cocktail sauce nice and cool. because in the middle, you get a nice bowl with a seal and you can put your dip in there. you can put candy in here, ice cream toppings, taco toppings, whatever you want. the serving center is here. it's been around for a very long time. it's needed for every party. >> i love how you can use it for so many different things. because i'm stuck in the stone ages. i got one thing here and one thing there. >> no, no, this is versatile. and when you're all done, you dump the ice out of the bottom, this is used as a seal. >> storage. >> and it goes right into the fridge. tupperware thinks of everything. >> they do! speaking of which, cupcakes. this is our rectangular cake-taker, but it also holds cupcakes. look at that. you can get 18 on there, but guess what, when you're done eating the cupcakes, you take
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this tray, flip it over, it holds a nine by 13 sheet cake, or 46 jello shots. depends on what kind of party you're going to. >> that's a party i want to be at. i love making cupcakes, i make them for the kids. this fits how many cupcakes? >> 18 on that side. but if you flip the tray over, you can get 24. >> wow. >> yeah, that's the good one for the big fat cupcakes. >> they think of everything. tupperware has come so far. >> we're tupperware, it's science and technology. >> i love it. what's your favorite one of all of those? >> i can't have a party without the chip and dip container. you've got to have this, everyone, really. >> well, there's a little something for everyone when it comes to tupperware. >> there certainly is. >> and for more on these and other great tupperware entertaining ideas, you can visit aunt barbara's website, my dot tupperware.com/aunt barbara. you can sing it. thanks so much. >> thank you, ryan. what a wonderful son, i like him. >> you are watching "world news now." where to start.
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your cough is still under control. thanks to the #1 12-hour cough medicine. delsym. the cough controller. ♪ if i had a highway i would run for the hills ♪ ♪ if i had a highway i would run for the hills ♪ ♪ if you could find a driveway i'd forever be still ♪ ♪ but you give me a million reasons ♪ ♪ giving me a million reasons ♪ giving me a million reasons ♪ about a million reasons ♪ i found out >> finally, this half hour, the wait is almost over for "star wars" fans. "rogue one" star wars story hits theaters in just ten days. >> the movie is the production of disney, our parent company. and here's some of what we can expect from the new "rogue one," its stars and the movie director. >> this is a new approach, a modern approach to the world of "star wars." >> the force is strong. >> we can promise fans of "star wars" films that they won't be
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disappointed, because there's a lot in it that's familiar. and we can promise people who don't care about "star wars" at all and have never seen one of the movies, that this is a very cool intergalactic war movie. >> run, hide, plead for mercy, scatter your forces. you give way to an enemy this evil with this much power, you condemn the galaxy to an eternity of submission. >> i think people are going to love the characters. they're all so real. they're ordinary people. they have all their vulnerabilities. and you're just going to invest in them and want them to do well. >> if you're really doing this, i want to help. >> it's a great film for those who love the genesis of "star wars," that episode four,
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because our film happens just before. so it's full of little, like, yeah, homages to that film. easter eggs here and there that fans are just going to go nuts about. >> like my favorite "star wars" movie is, you see it and you watch and you slowly get pulled in, and you watch and you get pulled in more and more and more. and by the time it comes to the end credits and that classic music kicks in, i hope you'll feel goose bumps all over you. >> goose bumps. >> wow. >> so they say this story focuses on regular people, as opposed to the jedi. >> really? so the regular people in minnesota? just somebody walking around the streets of new york? >> i don't think it's set in minnesota. >> well, there you go. reviews have been overwhelming positive. media loves it, i think you're going to love it too. it's gonna be good stuff. >> that's the news for this half hour. you're going to love it too. it's gonna be good stuff. >> that's the news for this half hour.
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this morning on "world news now," los angeles is on alert. >> security has been stepped up overnight in the nation's second largest city after the fbi and local officials determined there was a threat against the transit system. we'll have details just ahead. also breaking overnight, a shooting causes a panic at a christmas parade. families enjoying the start of the holiday season when gun shots rang out. a local broadcast capturing those moments. and fighting down under, the strange incident involving a kangaroo, a dog, and a human. we'll show you how this one ends. probably not how you expect. ♪ every memory looking out the back door i have a photo ♪ >> and sorry, nickelback, that's the message from a police department who threatened to punish drunk drivers with having to listen to the canadian melodic rock group. see why they're now apologizing.
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it's tuesday, december 6. ♪ found a photo of a friend that i was looking for ♪ ♪ it's time to say it time to say it ♪ from abc news, this is "world news now." ♪ good-bye >> we've got a nickelback fan over here. i don't even know who they are. >> how have you never heard of them? >> i've heard of them. i think i know that song. but you know the whole catalog. >> and it's going to be stuck in your head and you're going to hear it over and over as the day goes on. i'm diane macedo, and we're starting off with a threat in california. forcing authorities to step security in transit stations in los angeles. >> the call came from an anonymous male caller ore seas who was not making the threat, but reporting it. the fact that the caller sounded intelligent, giving specific information regarding location and timing, that prompted them to go public. >> if you see something, say
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something. you are the eyes and ears of law enforcement. public safety is my profession, but it's everybody's business. >> the fbi says the threat specified the city's universal red line city station. but the los angeles mayor said he's confident in law enforcement's response and he says he plans to ride the red line today as a show of support. breaking news out of sanford, north carolina, where multiple gun shots cut short the town's christmas parade last night. >> palace say that at least two people were hurt. one is now reportedly hospitalized and in serious condition. another with a non-life-threatening injury. witnesses on the scene report hearing as many as eight gun shots, but elsewhere along the parade route, the announcers of the event were unaware of the violence that was unfolding. >> they've got all kinds of internet, web design, wireless phones, tv. >> there's been a shooting.
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>> oh, really? >> security systems. >> i think tim told me they maybe shut down the parade. >> oh, really? >> yeah. several people are going home. >> well, we didn't get a santa claus. >> yeah, i know and we may not. >> police say both shootings were related and not random. one suspect is in custody and the investigation continues. a night of remembrance as thousands honor the victims of friday's massive warehouse fire. mourners held candles hours after the death toll rose to 36. investigators don't believe any more bodies will be found. they can't be sure until the search efforts are complete. meantime, it's possible the tragedy could turn into a murder case. prosecutors are still determining whether any crimes were committed. the cause of the fire is still under investigation, however the building was an illegal residence. a number of the victims and those unaccounted for are students or recent grads from university of california at berkeley. three volunteered at the school radio station, three others members of the cal berkeley
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community are among the dead. prosecutors in south carolina are vowing on retry a former police officer in the shooting of an unarmed man. the jury could not reach a decision and the judge declared a mistrial. the jury could not reach a decision. steve osunsami has more on the emotional day in court. >> the court therefore must declare a mistrial in this case. >> reporter: this former police officer, seen in this disturbing cell phone video shooting a black man in the back as he was running away will go home to the loving arms of his family. the mistrial means he will remain out on bond but under house arrest. >> until my family can see justice, no, there's no forgiveness. >> reporter: for the family of walter scott and for black americans who thought that video of the killing would bring justice, they feel the system has failed them again. they're already looking forward to a retrial promised by prosecutors. >> it's not over. y'all hear me? it's not over! until god say it's over.
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>> reporter: at least two of the jurors, both of them white women, were in tears as the black foreman delivered the news. >> the statistics say that the next jury will look a lot like you. >> reporter: most of the nearly all white jury looked like they were in disbelief, but there was one who refused to make eye contact with the judge, the jury, or the family of walter scott. >> something got to him. i'm sure we'll quickly hear from the rest of the jurors who disagreed with him. >> a handful of people who came to watch, stormed out of the courtroom in disgust. to show many, the crime was clear. slager fired eight shots. when he fired his first bullet, scott was already 18 feet away. on the witness stand, he explained that he and scott fought before they were scene in the recording. he says at one point, scott got a hold of his taser and says in his mind at the time, scott was a threat. >> you fire until the threat was stopped. that's what i'm trained to do.
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>> reporter: jurors could have picked between manslaughter and murder and couldn't agree on either. slager has a federal trial that takes place next year. prosecutors in this case say they'll work with the federal work, but they plan to retry this case. as far as protests, there weren't violent protests here when walter scott was killed. and the scott family is begging the streets for that same patience. steve osunsami, abc news, charleston. turning now to the raging civil war in syria and a failed attempt to bring even a temporary halt to the violence in the batter country's hardest-hit city. russia and china have blocked a draft resolution inside the u.n. security council that would have demanded a seven-day truce in aleppo. the resolution would have allowed for the evaluation of the sick and the wounded and a clear path for much needed food and medicine. president-elect donald trump is expected to announce more cabinet picks this week, after offering a key position to ben carson. trump named his former rival to be the next secretary of housing
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and urban development, saying he's passionate about strengthening communities, but democrats are slamming the retired neurosurgeon as unqualified for the job. and the president-elect sat down with former vice president al gore to discuss climate change. you might remember trump had called climate change a hoax and pledged to roll back certain environmental regulations, but after the election, he said he would keep an open mind. gore said they had a product discussion, describing it as a sincere search for common ground. >> the bulk of the time was with the president-elect, donald trump. i found it an extremely interesting conversation and to be continued. and i'm just going to leave it at that. thank you. >> gore was scheduled to meet only with trump's daughter, who reportedly wants to make climate change one of her signature issues. the standing rocksioux chairman is calling for volunteers to leave. some protesters are vowing to stay, worried the army corps decision could be overturned in federal court.
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now to a bizarre fight in structural. >> that's an understatement. this video has gotten 3.5 million dollars. it starts with a kangaroo holding a dog in a head lock. they square up. getting in a boxing match, yeah, he throws a punch, i thought it was going to be down goes frazier. >> has no idea what to do. >> the kangaroo is running off. boom. the kangaroo was fine, just a little bit stunned there. >> but i'm hearing there's going to be a round two. the kangaroo called into the studio and said, i'm ready for a rematch. >> we could have fun with sound effects on that one. that was unbelievable. >> afterwards, he kinda puts up the back of his hand, like, and stay out of here, man. he's a kangaroo, dude.
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>> here's the thing, kangaroos actually box, that's the way they fight. they swat at each other, eye gouge, and they use their feet. >> she knows this because before the show, folks, she was watching kangaroo fighting videos. >> i was, i was, it's true. i love nature videos. i'm a total nerd about it. but they do. they hit each other with their hands. they jump up and slap each other with their feet. it's crazy. so this guy was taking a risk with this. >> this guy is greg, he works at a zoo. so there's now an investigation into this incident and they're going to consider any action against him if possible. >> the guy was trying to save his dog. >> they're saying it's out of character, he shouldn't be punching kangaroos. but you know what, if i ever get into a fight with a kangaroo, i'm calling greg. >> i like the expression on the kangaroo's face, he just stands there for a second, like, what just happened? coming up, snowing roads caused quite a scene. >> cameras capturing multiple chain-reaction accidents as drivers are helpless to escape
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other out of control vehicles. >> and from snow to snowed in. katie couric sets down with edward snowden. all the way to russia to speak with the former nsa contractor. also check out our behind-the-scenes picks on instagram. you're watching abc "world news now."
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get out of the car. >> it's a snowy morning commute in montreal. leading to a pretty nasty reaction. a transit bus crashes into a group of cars. then a truck smacks into the bus. and it gets even worse than this. another bus then comes and crashes into the truck. in the end, even a police car and snow removal truck end up slipping down the street as well. luckily, despite the mess, no one was hurt, but quite a pileup to clean up there. >> indeed. new details about a deadly accident in san antonio, texas. an off-duty deputy sheriff has been identified as the victim of this accident when the car she was driving fell into a sink hole. here body was recovered from about 12 feet of water. officials say a large suer line rupture caused the hole to open up.
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the new york jets held a home of silence to honor former team member joe mcknight. he died last week after being shot in a road rage incident. >> abc's eva pilgrim reports from new orleans. >> reporter: that new surveillance video showing what happened on the road just four minutes before the shooting. two cars matching the description of the ones involved in that road rage incident. the blue car in front. the silver suv following behind. nfl running back joe mcknight drove a silver suv. authorities say ronald gasser stayed at the scene and admitted to the deadly shooting. many still asking why he has not been charged. >> so when we shoot and kill somebody, the question is -- it's a homicide. the question is, is it justified or not. >> reporter: authorities telling abc news, gasser was in his car when he fired those shots. and now, confirming, blood was found in his car. >> the louisiana law is, if someone enters your vehicle or attempts to enter your vehicle, you have justification to shoot them.
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>> reporter: the sheriff promising a thorough investigation, adding that gasser is not a flight risk. eva pilgrim, abc news, louisiana. >> you know, joe mcknight played for the jets and a couple other teams. he was well known for being a star football player. people are upset in the will smith case, that man was jailed. this man was let go. that's a lot of tension. >> bizarre case. all right. coming up in the next half hour, a new call to ban high school football because of the damage it can do to young players. it's a debate now escalating as injuries continue to mount. but first, snowden speak out. one of the country's most wanted fugitives gives a revealing interview to katie couric. that's coming up right here on "world news now." "world news now" continues after this from our abc
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he's filled some of america's top security secrets, now former nsa contractor edward snowden is revered as a brave whistleblower and revered by others as a traitor. katie couric went to russia to talk to snowden. here is some of the conversation. >> reporter: this mild-mannered 33-year-old is arguably america's most wanted fugitive. nsa whistleblower, edward snowden. >> breaking news on that whistleblower -- >> faces almost certain criminal prosecution. >> reporter: he's been hiding in plain sight in the russian capital. >> can you walk around freely in
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the streets of moscow and not be recognized? >> i walked here. >> are you ever recognized? >> if i walk out on the street, people have no idea who i am. if i walk into a computer store, everyone in the story will immediately recognize me. >> reporter: since august of 2013, he's been living in exile, provided asylum by russia after leaking an undetermined number, perhaps as high as 1.5 million, classified nsa documents to journalists. his revelations exposing systemic government surveillance of civilians here and abroad. a disclosure that both enraged and embarrassed the american intelligence community. he was charged under the espionage act and faces up to 30 years in prison if he returns to the u.s. now with his russian residency permit set to expire next year,
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his firewall may be melting. donald trump tweeted about you, writing snowden is a traitor. when our country was great, do i know what we did to traitors. >> i wonder when it is that he thinks america was great. we are a country that was born from an act of treason against a government that had run out of control. but we should always make a distinction that right and wrong is a very different standard than legal and illegal. >> are you saying what you did was right, or legal or both? >> i would not have done it if i didn't believe it it was right. >> but you would acknowledge it was illegal? >> it's pretty sketchy there. but, look, every act of progression in our nation's history has involved tension with law, and that's because the law was wrong. >> if you had one minute to make your case face to face to president obama, what would you say to convince him to pardon you? >> i wouldn't. i would respectfully say to the president, i understand you have an incredibly difficult job.
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no one wants to be a whistleblower. this is something that's hard to do. and this is america. when something goes wrong, don't we want somebody to stand up and say something about it? >> absent a pardon, snowden's legal team is hoping for a possible plea deal to keep him out of prison or to reduce his sentence. >> how much prison time would you be willing to serve? >> i don't put a number on it. >> when you look back at the last three years, was it worth it? >> absolutely. i would do it again. >> no regrets? >> no regrets at all. >> reporter: for "nightline," i'm katie couric in moscow. >> and some are now saying that the president should pardon him. the u.s. government is saying he should come home to face prosecution. and he did tell katie couric, he's pretty sure u.s. officials have a general idea of where he lives. >> yeah. i love this. he said if they don't, after three years if they can't figure it out, they're probably not doing their job very well. okay. there you have it. coming up, nickelback getting an apology.
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>> "the mix" is next, stay with us. getting an apology. >> "the mix" is next, stay with us.
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get move free ultra, and enjoy living well. time now for "the mix," and we're going to start off in canada. we told you about a police department that put a post out there, saying that any drunk driver they pick up will have to listen to nickelback on the way to the station. they thought it would be good motivation to get people to stop drinking and driving. however, the police department is now singing a different tune. >> oh, i like that. >> sorry. that's another song by nickelback, it's called sorry. okay. moving would be continue ability rob heartman of kensington police said he didn't consider his actions when they put the post out there and said the message was supposed to be about not drinking and driving, but it fueled a lot of negativity about nickelback. he is saying about that, bullying is never okay. >> bullying?
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>> how can i go into elementary school and talk to kids about bullying if i'm doing the same thing on social media? >> what is nickelback? the guy was riding up to a farm in a truck, that seems nice. >> nickelback is a band whose song was voted most annoying in existence. but you know what, their songs charted. so it's our fault. it's all of our fault. >> sang the nickelback fan. ♪ good-bye. look at this photograph every time i do it makes me laugh ♪ >> that's def leppard, yeah. yeah, jack, thank you. let's move on. >> put the train back on the tracks. >> do you go to imdb? >> yeah. >> i'm like what's happening with the biggest stars in the world? >> and i'm a dork? >> yeah. the most searched of 2016 is, not her.
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it's margot robbie. >> oh. >> she's number three. that's 11 from "stranger things." they're going, three, two, one. and khaleesi is number two. so it's funny. >> i wonder what number one is. you really teed that one up. >> it's margot robbie. yeah. you know what's funny about amelia clark? do you think people walk up to her in the street and said, hey, khaleesi. i didn't even know her name until right now. i'm a little bit hungry. that's usual around this time. we might be in time for a burgerito. >> i like that. >> it's a new restaurant coming to brooklyn, which centers around the burgerito. burger patty, bacon, lettuce, cheese, onion, chipotle sauce, all wrapped in a tortilla. >> that works. coming february 17th. library olympics, this is from the university of texas. kids got bored and decided to play library olympics. can we see a video of this. here they go.
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developing this morning on "world news now." a transit threat in los angeles. where are the why the fbi and certify officials have decided to go public with the threat made on the city's transit system. we'll have the latest on that, coming up. waiting for justice. the family of walter scott speaking out. the governor urging calm and calling for a quick retrial. and new this half hour, the dash cam video showing a close call on the highway. a car attempt to go pass a truck gets its windshield smashed when a chunk of ice falls from a trailer. and jimmy kimmel is tapped to host the academy awards bub that wasn't his biggest news of the day. find out what could possibly be
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bigger news than hosting the oscars. we'll tell you on "the skinny" on this december 6th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." the fbi says a threat was phoned into a law enforcement line overseas by a caller who was not making the threat, but actually reporting it. authorities say the uncorroborated plot was to detonate a device at the line to universal city today. l.a.'s mayor says they're not taking any chances. >> when someone says they want to cause harm to angelinos, we pull together and show that is not a threat and we want to make sure we stop those seeking to cause harm. it was met by the great law enforcement officials that we have here. >> mayor garcetti says he plans to ride the city's red line today as a show of support. a former police officer remains under house arrest this morning after a mistrial was declared.
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in the murder case against him. michael slager was seen in this now infamous cell phone video shooting walter scott who was not armed. jurors said yesterday they were unable to reach a verdict in the case, but scott's mother says justice will prevail. >> justice will be served because the god that i serve, he's able. he told me to wait on the lord and be of good courage. and god, he is strengthening my heart. >> the prosecutors say they will retry slager on the murder charges. he still faces a federal trial for violating walter scott's civil rights, a conviction there could mean life in prison. a shooting last night cut short a town's annual christmas parade in sanford, north carolina. two people were hurt, one hospitalized in serious condition, another with a nonlife threatening injury. both shootings were related and not random. witnesses report hearing up to eight gun shots. >> soon as i walked in, i heard
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the gun shots. only thing i saw when the guy fell to the floor. got me nervous. i don't know what to do next, then the cops came, telling everybody to move. >> police say one suspect is now in custody and they are still investigating. thousands come together to remember the victims of friday's tragic warehouse fire in oakland. monday night's scene came after another emotional day. three more bodies were recovered from the rubble of the building. bringing the death toll to 36. meantime, possible criminal charges could be filed in connection with the fire. here is abc's danya bacchus. good morning, danya. >> reporter: good morning, diane and ryan. 33 of the 36 victims have been identified. authorities say they've been able to search at least 75% of the warehouse and they do not expect the number of victims to rise drastically. after days of wondering, dozens of victims identified, most were in their 20s and 30s. some were teenagers and three were international. >> today is the day that more than two dozen families are going to learn of the loved
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one's loss. >> reporter: as investigators work to figure out a question, questions of prevention are mounting. authorities announcing a criminal investigation team is on the case, determining if there's liability. >> the range of charges could be murder all the way to involuntary manslaughter, and until we know what the evidence shows us, there may be other charges. >> reporter: the building erupted into an inferno friday trapping party goers on the second floor when a makeshift stairway of wooden palettes was blocked. the building was a tinderbox. only two exits in all 10,000 square feet. people living in mobile homes inside the first floor. most of the victims were on the second floor for a concert. local officials say the warehouse, known as an artist collective, had numerous code violations and complaints of people living there illegally. >> you couldn't have more than two people on that staircase before it would just fall down.
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it was not only dangerous, but it was disgusting. >> reporter: the search effort will continue, this after they were stopped for hours monday because of structural dangers to investigators. >> danya, thank you. a snowstorm is being blamed for the deaths of two people whose car slid into the path of a pickup truck in michigan. it was part of a storm system that moved across almost all of michigan, causing scattered power outages, affecting several thousand customers in the western part of the state. the detroit area also experienced rain and slippery roads. a frightening scene played out for the driver of this vehicle speeding along a slick highway in new brunswick, canada. watch as he tries to pass this truck, as a giant piece of ice flying off the roof, and smashing the windshield. the driver said his wife was sitting next to him and was covered in shards of glass, but luckily, neither one of them were seriously injured. lawyers for an atlanta father convicted of murder for leave his son in a hot car are
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vowing to appeal. justin harris declined to speak on his own behalf while in court. he maintained his innocence throughout the trial, but the judge gave him the maximum. >> callously walked away and left that child in a hot car in june, in georgia, in summer, to swelter and die. >> prosecutors had decided not to seek the death penalty and said the punishment that harris got was appropriate. former presidential candidate jill stein and her green party have filed a federal lawsuit seeking a recount in pennsylvania. stein was outside trump tower yesterday calling for every vote to be counted. recounts are now under way in michigan and wisconsin as well, after stein claimed initial ballots were susceptible to hacking.
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hillary clinton is leading by 2.6 million in the popular vote, but donald trump's electoral victory is not expected to be overturned. the president-elect is continuing his celebration of that victory, taking his thank you tour to fayetteville, north carolina tonight. trump heads to iowa on thursday, and friday, he'll address supporters in michigan. speaking of the white house, vice president joe biden is playing coy about another bid for the white house. with a slight smile on his face, biden told the reporter that he is running for president in 2020. when asked if he was joking, he said, i'm not committing not to run. okay, there you go. now, biden would be 78 in four years. if he ran and won, that would make him the oldest president in u.s. history. >> the old double negative trick. >> there you go. >> crossing the road, not just for chickens anymore. >> here's why very determined salmon in washington state are proving that you don't need feet to make the journey. go, buddy. you can do that. here they are, making their way across a flooded road outside seattle.
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i want to catch them and eat them for dinner. it's for the sake of spawning. apparently the fish do this regularly. some even wait at the side of the road for a chance to go. if you look at the phone pole, a salmon is leaning up against it, >> waiting for the light to turn? >> saying, hurry up, truck, i gotta go. >> are they sticking to the crosswalk? >> i hope so. can we arrest them for jay walking? >> i don't know how that goes. no handcuffs on a fish. coming up, the late night master of comedy is hired to host the academy awards, but last night, he revealed another big job on the horizon. >> nice tease. and it was an unsilent night with the divas making their return to the stage. music's most powerful voices decking the halls and bringing down the house. first, let's take a look at today's forecast. "world news now" weather, brought to you by pajamagram.com.
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well, his name may be klay, well, his name may be klay, but you can call him jay, as in raining jumpers like that. now you can call him the guy with the top-scoring game in the nba this season. that's golden state's klay thompson, dropping 60 in just 29 minutes. >> ooh. >> come on. the outburst included eight three-pointers, he had 40 by half-time. the warriors blew out the pacers, 142-106. it's just -- >> on fire. >> on fire. that's what i love about golden state. they celebrate every one of their teammates when they do well. >> yes, when they do well. >> you know, they support each other. >> pretty easy to celebrate
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people when they're doing well, right? i want to see what happens when he's not doing well. >> they give him a hug. >> but for now he's doing great and that's awesome. monday night football, on the other hand, not so awesome. not such a great game there. >> here's what happened. take a look. the colts and the jets. first half, indianapolis quarterback andrew luck, hit dwayne allen for three touchdowns. commentator jon gruden said there were no jets defenders, quote, in the same zip code. that's right, he just walked into the end zone. half-time, 24-3. colts didn't get better in the second half. indianapolis tacked on 17 more points and thankfully it came to a close. colts, 41, jets, 10. and the coach had some choice words for his team at the press conference that i can't say on air. >> oh, wow, okay. got a little heated there. one of the questions surrounding football at all levels is whether playing the game is really worth the risk, the threat of suffering concussion seemed to get worse and worse. >> it really does. it's so serious, some are suggesting football should be banned at the high school level. more from abc's robin roberts. >> reporter: concussions and
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high school football, a tough topic to tackle. according to the institute of medicine, 1 in 14 high school football players will suffer at least one concussion. and that risk is 60% higher than the next sport. yet the sport remains the most popular among high school boys, with more than one million taking part in the game. in the latest issue of the medical journal of pediatrics, some leading experts are weighing in on the question of whether or not high school football should be banned. dr. lewis margolis writes that high school football should be banned until we can be assured that it does not have long-term detrimental consequences. he notes, football causes more harm to the brain than any other sport. but another expert does not think banning the sport is the right solution. having a licensed athletic
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trainer on site, a physician who is knowledgeable about the concussions at every football game and a clear return-to-play policy. >> i think having a discussion at the school, how are we going to approach the injury and making sure we're dealing with it at a very appropriate level on that, we are taking the injury seriously. >> such a difficult problem. the other side of this argument, a lot of people have been talking about this, should we ban football at the lower levels? some people say, if you ban it at the lower levels, people don't learn how to tackle properly, and at the higher levels, they're more susceptible to injury. it's a tough call either way. >> i wonder if making the rules stricter on how you tackle could change it. if you dive in head first, you're banned from the game. or maybe a few going forward. >> there are penalties for those kinds of hits. >> in girls lacrosse, anyway, there are tons of rules about the technique and how you play, and they're very, very strict. big debate going on in football. not even just in high school, but in pros as well. well, when we come back, a new host at the oscars. and what divas do when they get back together. stick around. "the skinny" is next. "world news now" continues after this from our abc
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♪ skinny ♪ so skinny we have big oscar news for "the skinny" today. >> very big. >> next february's show will be hosted by our friend jimmy kimmel. >> kudos to him. good job. love him, by the way. first time hosting the show which honors the movies' best and brightest. but he has big time award show experience. he hosted the emmys twice.
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he talked about the high profile gig on his show. >> the producers and the academy went through a long list of names and in the end, they decided since i'm already right across the street from where they do the show, i was the closest person to host. we have to shake things up a little on this show. i need you to help me with this guillermo. >> sure, jimmy. >> marijuana will be legal for recreational use in february. i wonder, maybe you can pass some of that out on the red carpet -- >> that would be great. >> -- before the show, and then we just see what happens. my goal is to somehow get arrested during the hosting of the show. >> kimmel succeeds chris rock as the oscars host. >> and the 89th edition of the oscars is on sunday, february 26, right here on abc. during his monologue, he also announced that his wife is expecting their second child. >> all right. >> no word if it's a boy or girl, when that new arrival is expected is also a mystery. but a big congratulations to jimmy kimmel. not every day you announce you're hosting the oscars and that's not your biggest
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announcement. >> i love that, you gotta give him credit. i like the applause. the internet went wild as the victoria's secret angels were on the runway last night. we previewed the show when it was recorded in paris. >> what we had not seen yet was model jasmine tookes in the nice, quote, fantasy bra. united states said to be worth $3 million. she said she sat completely still for three hours while the designer took a mold and then the bra was made from that mold. a custom fit, if you will. >> there you go. so she gets to take it home? >> i don't know about that. well, it doesn't fit anywhere else. but $3 million, it's probably sitting in a museum somewhere. >> you get paid, and a $3 million bra. >> somewhere in a safe, i hope. meantime, some of the most famous singers in the world were on hand last night to revive vh1's divas. last night's show, diva's holiday "unsilent night" wasser recorded last friday in brooklyn. >> mariah carey performed the opening number, a shammering version of "all i want for christmas is you."
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♪ i just want you for my own ♪ more than you could ever know ♪ ♪ make my wish come true baby, all i want for christmas is you ♪ >> she's still got it. >> i love it. >> hitting the high note, mariah. the evening came to a close with patti labelle and chaka khan on stage, belting out aretha franklin's "you make me feel like a natural woman open open. >> love it. that was followed by khan's "i'm every woman." >> we mentioned chris rock earlier. >> yeah. >> even without the oscars, he'll be a busy man next year. rock just announced his first full-scale tour in nine years will begin in february. >> rock is calling the whole thing his total black-out tour. he's promising fans all new material. the tour starts valentine's day,
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february 14th, in durham, north carolina. tickets going on sale tomorrow. and the mummy franchise is coming back to theaters. the last installment was eight years ago when "the mummy tomb of the dragon emperor" made more than $400 million at the box office. >> this isn't your brendan frazier mummy. the upcoming mummy stars tom cruise and in the movie's first trailer, we see him in an airplane, which he crashes while carrying an egyptian thing. there you go. and then this happens. >> welcome. to a new world. of gods. and monsters. >> wow, that's what happens after you carry an egyptian sarcophagus. there you have it. that's the voice of russell crowe who plays dr. henry jekyll in the movie.
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rid-x helps break down waste. avoid a septic disaster with rid-x. ♪ ♪ ♪ i wish it was christmas christmas every day ♪ >> little bit of christmas music to get us ready for some made in america holiday style. so once again, the question is, are your holiday gifts actually made in america? trying to get answers is abc's david muir. >> reporter: the countdown i >> reporter: the countdown is on until christmas, the most wonderful time of the year, and it's the question we've asked for years now. will anything under the tree be made in america? at the famous plaza hotel in new york, the doorman has seen more shopping bags pass by than the people carrying them. how much is it american made? >> i'd say most is made in china. >> reporter: the viewers have
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always been a step ahead. >> "world news tonight." >> reporter: elaine from michigan. look where she's sitting. says it all. we went to find it, a la-z-boy right off the line in america. >> good morning, david. nice to have you. >> we need a chair to watch the news. >> reporter: it was 1927. two cousins edward and edwin starting a furniture business in monroe, michigan. their idea, a chair that reclines. they called it the la-z-boy. factories in nine states, 7,500 workers, 8,000 pieces of furniture a day. how many people see this sign, "made in america" and actually comment on it? >> they know that perhaps their neighbors or friends were involved in making the product, it makes a difference. >> reporter: the parts from america, the steel from tennessee and alabama. the springs, indiana and north carolina. the foam, mississippi, and the wood and plywood, louisiana and kentucky. and look at jose, perhaps the most stress-free job on the
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line, testing the chairs. there's brandy, 19 years. >> i think people are still surprised we're still made in the united states. >> people say, really? that's built in the united states? >> reporter: while back at the store -- how important do you think made in america is for customers who come in here? >> extremely important. >> reporter: i thought i'd give jose a run for his money. >> reporter: i just need the tv now. >> can you watch your own reruns. >> reporter: the rerun we're proud of, the made in america christmas that's back. for years now, asking one thing. send us your idea next. >> we're in a lot of homes in america. >> watching the news tonight. >> hopefully they're watching world news tonight. >> made in america! >> we gotta talk to jose and find out how you land that gig. >> i like it. they looked pretty comfortable in that chair, too. >> i test la-z-boys for a living. i think i'd be good at that. if this whole news thing doesn't work out, i'll keep that in mind. >> that's a good job. i like that. let's try it. that feels good. >> yep. >> this is abc "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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>> making news in america this morning, breaking overnight, security is stepped up on the los angeles transit system after a threat to a major train station. we have new details about the alleged target and phone call that kicked off the warning. searching for clues in that deadly oakland warehouse fire. a tearful vigil overnight as more victims are identified and the new pictures from inside the building before the fire. joe biden is leaving the door open for a future presidential run. hear what he told reporters about 2020. and caught on camera, a piece of ice becomes a highway hazard when it flies off a truck. good tuesday morning. i'm ryan smith in for kendis gibson. >> and i'm diane macedo. we begin with breaking news in

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