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to a very linear form of disclosure, and that's not the case for victims of such severe traumatization. rigby: i don't think anybody could really let the sermon of the mount get in their heart and close their door to someone who's as vulnerable as undocumented immigrants are. and, to me, i -- i see that in judaism, i see that in islam, i see that -- you know, there's a heart of compassion somewhere in every religion. and i think that's what we have to open first, and then we can make sense of all of this. anderson: to live the christian life, to do what we need to do, what we're called to do for our neighbor,
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that takes compassion. it also takes courage to understand that the christian calling is to be compassionate to everyone and to try to reach out in a loving way, in a respectful way to everyone. and that includes the immigrant, it includes other people. i was just reading, "if a bad man does you injustice, forgive him, otherwise there will be two bad men." right? so, i think it's a disposition toward everyone that a christian is called to, and that would include immigrants, but not as a special case -- as the normal case. the very highest ideal of a human life is the willingness -- the ability and the willingness to show up and be present for other people's suffering. compassion in judaism is two things.
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it's emotional, on the one hand -- it's caring about others -- but it is also about acting to support, to help, to care for. molina: i think it's important to recognize that compassion is really the cornerstone to consciousness. you know, the ways that we as a society turn a blind eye. my father, who was an immigrant, always said, "never forget the people you cannot see..." i'm sorry. [ sniffles ] and that's truly what we see here. there are people here in arizona that are crossing that no one sees. they don't exist. and the only way that we know they exist is that their remains exist on the ground. that's the only way. essentially, that's really what we're looking at --
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the people we cannot see. [ sniffles ] narrator: "brightness of noon: the intersect of faith, immigration, and refugees" will return in a moment.
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♪ narrator: unrestricted by the walls of any one house of worship, faiths' support is guided by the desire to uphold human rights wherever and whenever they are denied. fife: we need to save as many lives as we can. so, how do you do that? well, you take food and water and medical care out to the desert, where people are dying, and you try to save as many lives as you can under the circumstances. molina: we have contracts with the bureau of land management
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to put out water. we have 55-gallon water barrels that we put out with stands and flags. one of the main reasons why people die crossing the desert is dehydration. and that's why we have the water stations. well, this is down a little bit, so i think we can fill it up, i'd say, between 5 to 10 gallons. saltonstall: well, many of the people that work for humane borders and started the organization in 2000 were from the faith community. we still have an awful lot of people that are from churches. but, perhaps, a majority of the volunteers now are here for humanistic reasons. people were motivated by the universal need for human kindness. i probably want to change this out. okay. we try to replace the water about once a month. we drink the water because we don't want to give these poor, desperate people
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water that we wouldn't drink ourselves. yeah, i think that we should switch barrels and put new water in. ♪ there was a migrant death only about a hundred yards this way from this water station. this is one of the most vandalized stations. okay. all right, let's go. i'll -- i'll get a lock. people shoot the barrel. they'll stab it with knives. all set. they will take out the spigot and empty it, and they'll actually steal the barrels. and when that happens, there's no water for the migrants. and i believe that the person that died a hundred yards up the hill here probably came here, found that there was no water, and expired, died, just very close to here,
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which makes me really sad. fife: those organizations -- humane borders first -- puts 55-gallon water drums out there and marks those sites so migrants can find them. it's a passive presence out there, though. and then, samaritans puts four-wheel drives out every day from tucson with volunteer medical people, and load them down with food and water and medical gear, and proactively search for migrants who need our help. ♪ if we're all equal and we're all made in his image, then why do we treat each other so poorly? you know, and, to me, that's not being a very good christian. okay. be careful of the barb wire, please. it's easy to judge people, and i have to catch myself and be careful about it because, you know, why -- just because i feel something doesn't mean it's the right way.
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look at that. somebody's been drinking that water. this is why a lot of them die -- because they drink water out of the cow tanks. [ sighs ] and they get dysentery. it's really awful. okay. let's go. ♪ see, there's another jug over there. you know, i've had some pretty tough times in my life, and lived and traveled a lot of the world, and complete strangers have come out of nowhere and helped me. it shouldn't be a death sentence to -- to try to, you know, make a better life for your family. molina: we're looking at a different crisis. and i think that's very challenging for our community and for law-enforcement agencies, because it is a crisis of identity. we're not dealing with the same economic migrants that we were dealing with before. we're dealing with people who are seeking refuge from violence.
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a lot of times, people try to normalize their experience as much as possible. this one woman came from central america, and was fleeing violence. and over the time that we were waiting to get her and her child onto the bus, i started to play with her little boy. and it was about 107 degrees outside, and he had a sweatshirt on. and he wouldn't take it off. and finally, he looked at a scar i had on my hand, and he said, "are you embarrassed of your scar?" and i said, "no." i said, "scars are part of life." and he took off his sweatshirt, and it revealed just layers of scars. he and his mother decided that they were gonna leave, but before that happened, the cartels stuck pit bulls on him, and he was attacked by these dogs. and you could see the flesh up and down his arms, parts where it'd torn off and, you know, had healed over. but the scars were visible.
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and this whole time, the mother never disclosed, even through border patrol custody, even being released to the catholic charity's house. at no point did she disclose anything about the violence and the severe and extreme violence they had encountered. narrator: ultimately, people of faith are concerned about how we are all treating "the other." one of the most tricky parts of human nature is that we don't know what we don't know and we fear what we don't know. and so, whether that's with racial prejudice, whether it's with gender prejudice, whether it's with prejudice against poor people, prejudice against really rich people. whatever the otherizing is, it's really easy to do unless you have authentic, sincere, intimate relationships with people. landsman: the bottom line is, we -- you know, we should accept the stranger.
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we should provide the opportunity. if this were your grandmother, your sister, your brother who was in danger, you would accept them. because they're strangers -- because they talk different or they eat different -- they become the others. we're all the others. it makes no difference who we are. we're -- we -- we are all one. one of the things that allows many americans to talk about immigrants in the ways that they're talked about is precisely losing a sense of their humanity. they become immigrants -- or, worse, they become numbers. they become crimes attributed to them as opposed to what they really are -- flesh-and-blood human beings with yearnings just like ours, with hungers just like ours, with fears just like ours, with faults just like ours. and there is something really fundamental there. and the truth is that all of human history, in some ways, can be imagined as a very slow and failure-filled attempt to internalize that.
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to internalize that, "other people who are different than i am, in skin color, in race, in religion, in sexual orientation -- that other people are human beings created in the image of god, just as i am, and that their children are infinitely valuable, just as mine are." narrator: the importance of these children and the family unit give people of faith further cause to raise their voices for undocumented immigrants. hartke: it makes no sense, but it is the reality that, every day in this country, american-citizen children are seeing their parents deported to another country, to the parents' home country, to a country the child doesn't know. but by law-and-enforcement action in the united states, family is being torn apart, or kept apart. anderson: so, we have to be concerned
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about what we do with the family, because the family really is the bedrock of society. so, it's special, it has to be respected, and is a very important value in itself. fife: the children that go to the school in this neighborhood live in constant fear that, when they go home, their mother and father will have been captured and disappeared from their lives forever, because they know of other mothers and fathers of -- of their classmates that the same thing has happened to. that kind of just trauma inflicted on children and families and mothers and fathers -- the church has a vital role to play, to say, "that's against everything we care deeply about and everything we're taught about our faith."
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[ congregation singing in spanish ] [ singing continues ] ebenezer: we believe that god love the foreigner. and when we see the scripture, from the beginning, he entrust us to take care of the immigrant, the widows, the orphans. so, this is our commitment as a church -- to support, to watch over, as god call us to do, and to provide people with not only an orientation and a spiritual support, but to provide them with material, financial,
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or whatever other needs they have. the majority of the member of our congregation, they are immigrant. many of them does not have the documentation. but still, we do not have any distinction. we see them as persons who god create like anybody else. [ piano playing ] aleluya. so, this is what the focus of our effort -- is to do that. [ singing in spanish ] ebenezer: so, kirssy is one very good example. [ singing continues ] hey! [ speaking spanish ] narrator: kirssy martinez was one of the estimated three-quarters of a million undocumented immigrants living uneasily in new york city.
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being an undocumented young adult was the heaviest burden i have ever had to carry. i spent my life living in the shadows, afraid to tell anyone about my immigration status. it was very difficult. i actually found myself living with many the friends, relatives, because sometimes it was hard to stay with my aunt, so i would -- i would live with some cousins of mine, aunts, uncles. and, at that time, i was also in high school, so it was really hard to focus on classes. narrator: the difficulty was compounded by the fact that kirssy hadn't seen her parents since she was 13 years old. [ children shouting playfully ] hartke: it's hard for any individual to give up their home country, to give up their property, to give up their family ties,
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to give up their language, to give up the to come to this country. kirssy: when i graduated high school back in 2005, i didn't have a green card, so i couldn't go to college because of that. so i just decided to go to work and start making a living. [ congregation singing in spanish ] [ praying in spanish ] i used to always pray to god just to make something happened. i didn't want to get old without doing anything in my life or not even being able to see my parents. so, i was always just praying, "god, just make something happen. i -- i want to go to school. i want you to guide me there." [ "pomp and circumstance march no. 1" playing ] ♪ i've always dream of being in college, having a career.
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i -- i just love studying and learning new things, so even though i knew i couldn't, deep inside, i know that, sometime, i -- i was going to have the opportunity to actually go to college and -- and pursue my dreams. this morning, secretary napolitano announced new actions my administration will take to mend our nation's immigration policy to make it more fair, more efficient, and more just, specifically for certain young people sometimes called "dreamers." kirssy: so, in 2012, when president barack obama announced his executive order of deferred action for childhood arrivals, a program also known as daca, that's when everything changed. my life changed completely. i was able to get a social security number, i was able to get a work-- working permit. so, once you have a social security number,
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you can actually apply for in-state tuition, and i said, "this is my time. i can definitely do this." and that's when i decided to actually go to college. when i first set foot on campus as an officially enrolled student, it was really overwhelming to me, and i just -- i felt so grateful to god, because i was out of school for eight years, and now here i am, ready to start, and i just said, "you know what, lord? i-i want to be valedictorian because i want to give you praise. i want to -- i want to publicly thank you for everything you have done in my life." and i made that -- a sincere and deep prayer, and i felt like god heard me, and i just started working towards that, and i know that god was with me. he was giving me the strength. i was getting all those a's. narrator: the church -- along with kirssy's husband, marcos, and young daughter, haley -- were able to keep kirssy on track scholastically,
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and her fears -- of loneliness, deportation, and imprisonment -- at bay. [ congregation singing in spanish ] ebenezer: kirssy came to our church alone. her parents live in dominican republic. so she was really in need of the support of the family. so, we provide this. we have a calling from god, our lord, to build a temple for him. thanks, god, she was able to listen and to take advantage of many opportunities -- to study, went to college, and, actually, she was the valedictorian of her class. [ cheers and applause ] it's amazing when you think that, the graduation class were probably more than 2,000. [ cheers and applause continue ] ♪ narrator: her father, whom she hadn't seen in 14 years,
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was able to obtain a visa, and arrived the night before graduation. [ sobbing, speaking spanish ] kirssy: when i finally got to see him coming towards me, i forgot about everybody. like i-i just blanked out, and it was just me and him in that place. i couldn't hear anything. i couldn't see anyone around me. and, to me, it was like -- like, i went to him in a slow motion. there's no words to explain how special that moment was, and i'll never forget it. i believe that god has purposes in our life and every single circumstances are used towards a purpose. [ speaking spanish ] so, me being valedictorian kind of created a domino effect. narrator: that domino effect led to kirssy's obtaining lawful permanent residency status,
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known as a green card. kirssy: and it just worked out perfectly. so, i-i got to see my father. my father, guillermo, is here with me today. [ cheers and applause ] te amo, papi. te amo. and then, a few months later, i was on my way to santa domingo to visit my mother. [ speaking spanish ] interpreter: whenever i was washing the dishes or doing the chores, i would suddenly start to cry. i cried a lot for her, and i would say, "lord, i want to see kirssy. i want you to allow me to see her. i want you to help me see her. i want to be with her." and i always had that longing and desire. she would tell me, "me, too, mommy. i also want to see you." [ speaking spanish ] kirssy: with her, it happened so fast. like, i saw her, and the next minute, she was, like, already on me.
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i'm like, "mom! let me see your face!" 'cause i didn't even get to see her. like, i saw her from afar, and then she was already hugging me. so i'm like, "let me see your face. please, i want to see you!" and she was just hugging me. [ camera shutter clicking ] [ cheers and applause ] narrator: that domino effect also led to her graduating summa cum laude from city college's colin powell school for civic and global leadership... so, i have the drafts you asked for. ...and obtain a position... take a seat. a new york state senator's office. and how can we help you today? hi. [ crowd praying in spanish ] alongside her church, she works to be a transformative force. this is a call out for us to open up our hearts and to listen to god's word... kirssy: every saturday, we gather in the streets, and everyone cooks, like, a really big pot of rice, another one cooks a big pot of beans, meat,
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and then, at the end, we just gather all of the food and we do, like, a home-meal service to all the homeless and the people that walk by who are hungry. so, it's, like, a faithful thing we do every -- every single saturday. we go out there and we have clothing. during the winter, people can get their coats. a lot of kids don't have shoes. so, we want to serve the community in that way, by just -- just giving to them. the same way god has provided us, we need to provide to others. [ praying in spanish ] jesus said that we need to love our neighbor as we love ourselves, and god is love. so, if we don't show love, then are we really serving god? hartke: the old testament tells us the story of moses, whose parents were so fearful for his life that they put him into a basket and put him into the river, hoping someone would find him and protect him. these stories speak to me across the ages,
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that this is such a human experience, of migration, where there is courage, there is god at work, constantly speaking to, accompanying, watching over those who flee, who are afraid -- and a god who calls us to do our part, to be god at work in the world through acts of mercy, of compassion, and fighting for justice for our neighbors. held: so, on some level, by extension, if you want to talk about compassion for those who are seeking refuge, it does mean, i think, actually concretely working for their benefit. now, people may disagree -- gopeople may disagree -- about what that does and doesn't require of us. but that it requires something
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is, i think, obviously true from a biblical perspective. it's not about acts of profound moral heroism, of putting your life on the line. it's about small acts of human kindness that recognize the humanity of other people. and that is both much easier, but also very hard, right? it's hard to make the time, it's hard to make the commitment, it's hard to acknowledge the way we might be implicated in other people's suffering. there's a lot that's hard there. and yet, there's something there that's very powerful. it's about showing up and actually showing kindness to another human being. that's the mandate. we have all relied on some kind of faith to get to this moment. for me, my faith comes from god. faith requires... the bible says that we need to give honor to the one who deserves honor, right, and praise to those who deserve praise, and i think that gratitude is on the top of the list. we -- we have to be grateful. i remember a passage of the scripture when jesus healed 10 people
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and only one of them came back to say thank you, and i want to be that one who came back. i want to -- i want to be grateful to everyone who has helped me, and even if god allows me to go places, i always want to remember and -- and be able to help those who lent me their hand when i needed the help. ♪ ♪ carpet floors, beige walls, and wooden chairs ♪ ♪ a restless crowd with open mouths and blank stares ♪ ♪ i've seen tales of suffering, some will shed a tear ♪ ♪ i wonder if they really hear ♪ ♪ this is our day, this is our time ♪
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this morning on "world news now" the deadly tornado outbreak in the southeast and a massive path of destruction. >> at least four people are dead. homes flattened, cars tossed around in neighborhoods, just shattered. and a growing flood threat as more rain is in the forecast for several states. and the emotional return for students, parents and teachers at stoneman douglas high school in florida. they head back to school for the first time since that february 14th shooting. this, as the debate of guns in school rages on with congress coming back to work. plus, breaking overnight, the investigation into cha caused this, a blast, leveling a supermarket and apartment sending several people to the hospital. and, in case you missed the biggest olympic moment ever. the u.s. now has a gold medal in curling, everybody. but it seems some people saw it coming.
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>> now, this is getting weird. >> "the simpson's," they've done it again. we're going to get into it on this monday, february 26th. >> announcer: from abc news this is "world news now." >> how do "the simpsons" keep doing it? >> how do they do it? yeah. >> they predicted donald trump's election. a nobel prize winner. >> they have him on staff someone. >> i want the magic 8 ball they are working with. >> it is a strange, strange, thing. we'll break that down later. we're going to start on the storm front and that string of tornados ripping through the eastern u.s. >> this system that brought the storms is still hanging over that area. it is being blamed for four deaths. marcus moore has more. >> reporter: 12 tornados touching down, some in the dead of night. >> this barn, the metal from
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this barn, then the windows busted out. >> reporter: severe weather being blamed for at least four deaths. daylight revealing a 750-mile stretch of damage from kentucky to dallas. this, in clarksville, tennessee. cars destroyed, roofs torn off. the ef-2 tornado packing winds, leaving a gaping hole in this house. >> the roof of this house came across and knocked those walls. >> reporter: his wife home alone when the twister barrelled through. >> she said it was about two or three freight trains coming through. >> reporter: parts of arkansas getting over 12 inches of rain with winds over 70 miles per hour. this is some of the damage these violent winds left here in kaiser. look at this. this is part of a roof that peeled away when the storm blew through. now debris is strewn about. >> you could just hear a really
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loud noise and it almost sounded as if the roof was coming off of our house. >> reporter: the cooper family hid in their bathtub. >> not enough time to be scared. just enough time to run to the bathroom. >> reporter: the same storm system flooding parts of indiana, swallowing cars in missouri and prompting more than 100 water rescues in kentucky. and back here in clarksville, tennessee, at least 50 homes are damaged here in this neighborhood but residents are thankful that everyone survived. they'll continue to survey the damage to see how many tornados touched down. more cause moore, abc news, clarksville, tennessee. and it rain will effect a large portion of the country, stretching from the great lakes to the gulf of mexico. >> a slow developing disaster here in the midwest. accuweather's, paul williams has a look at what we can expect. good morning. although the high pressure is drying things out, the problem and why we have the green is because we're looking for the rivers to remain very high. the threat of flooding stays high and the same rain shifts to the southeast with thunderstorms
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throughout portions of south carolina, going to georgia and rain throughout the southeast. then the south central part of the country for tuesday. rain expands with thunderstorms expected throughout oklahoma, texas, arkansas, louisiana, mississippi and the entire mississippi valley region. kendis? diane? >> our thanks to paul there and we're going to keep on top of that. there was a major weather concern in the northwest. at least one person has been killed by an avalanche. >> a group of five friends were hiking at snow park in eastern washington when the avalanche hit. it fully buried three of those hikers, killing one. it partially buried the rest of the group. rescuers were able to save those other four. we're going to turn our focus to stoneman douglas high school. students stepping foot on campus for the first time since their classmates were gunned down. this video was taken by a student as thousands of teens and their parents returned for an orientation and collected backpacks and other belongings that were left behind when the
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gunman opened fire. kenneth has more on the emotional return and the growing pressure on the sheriff there. >> reporter: it was an emotional returned here in parkland. it was also a sea of strength as thousands made their way back into the halls of the south florida school. this orientation was a chance for families to prepare for the week ahead. classes are set to resume wednesday. there are still major concerns about security. parkland is trying to move forward as the demand for answers intensified. 74 gop state lawmakers sent a letter to florida governor, rick scott, urging him to suspend scott israel, a democrat, accusing him and the department of ignoring repeated warning signs about the suspected shooter, nikolas cruz. and investigating the claim several deputies waited instead of rushing in during the shooting. the school's resource officer, scott peterson, allegedly seen on video taking cover has already resigned. building 12, where the massacre
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happened, will never be used again. the superintendent says the school will likely build a memorial park for the 17 people killed. >> thank you. and president trump is vowing to keep the gun debate high on his agenda. he meets with governors from across the country. the president and first lady hosted the governors last night at a black tie ball and he says the parkland massacre will be first on their list when they sit down for meetings today. but some of his proposals are clashing with the nra. stephanie ramos reports. >> reporter: president trump and the national rifle association, the closest of allies, at odds about what to do in the wake of the deadly florida high school massacre. >> doesn't seem to make sense you have to wait until you're 21 years old to get a pistol. but to get a gun like this maniac used in this school, you get that at 18. that doesn't make sense. frankly, i explained that to the nra. >> reporter: but the nra is
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pushing back against any calls to purchase the ar-15. >> you do not want to raise the age? >> that's what the nra said. that's correct. >> reporter: another point of contention, banning bump stocks like the one used in the las vegas rampage that killed 58 people. the president repeating, he supports the ban. nra spokesperson, dana lash, clear on the group's opposition to that proposal. >> the nra doesn't back any ban. >> reporter: one thing the president and nra have seen eye-to-eye on, securing schools. the president calling for teachers to be armed. >> and if they had concealed permits, you wouldn't have this problem today. >> reporter: but this teacher, who survived the florida shooting, speaking out against that proposal. >> i would say not. having something like this in their vicinity is not good idea. >> reporter: the nra faced fierce backlash in the wake of the school shooting in parkland that claimed 17 lives.
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over the weekend, delta and united airlines joining more than a dozen companies severing ties with the gun advocacy group. >> i wish as much attention were given to the broward county sheriff and their duty as trying to blame 5 million innocent law-abiding gun owners. >> reporter: president trump insisting congress will respond to the florida shooting. but when lawmakers return, they have no immediate plans to vote. stephanie ra ramos, abc news. >> california senator, diane finestein says she won't rest until congress passes a bill. she came under pressure at california's democratic convention over the weekend. supporters of her primary challenger claim she's weak on immigration. she failed to win her party's official endorsement. that's a big deal. but her challenger didn't get enough support to win the party's endorsement, either. four people have been
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killed, four others are hospitalized. that blast happened in a city in a three-story building housing a supermarket with apartments above it. the explosion damaged several surrounding buildings, forcing evacuations up and down the block. police now say there's no indication the explosion is terror related, but haven't released a cause. and a newly approved drug in japan may be a game changer in the battle against the flu. it takes tamiflu one step further by killing the flu virus in as little as one day, with just one dose. american drug makers are working to bring that drug here to the u.s., which has been fighting the deadliest flu epidemic in nearly a decade. but it's reportedly not up for approval fwi fda until next year. students at majory stoneman douglas high school have a little something to smile about. >> sunday, the school played for the club hockey title.
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the eagles came in needing to win two to take the championship and they did it. >> and you can see they jumped off their bench to mob their goaltender. 7-4 the final score. >> the win was 11 days after the massacre at that school. their fellow classmates were on their minds all weekend. >> we knew what we had to do to get this. we came out, played hard, gave it everything we got. this wasn't for us. this was for the 17 victims. we played for them. so passionate, so emotional, it's all for them. >> the hockey program was directly impacted by the mass shooting. >> a junior varsity member escaped. his 14-year-old cyst ir, jaime was among the 14 students killed. an emotional day for them, but a day they get to walk around very proud. >> yeah. coming up a full report from the olympic closing ceremony as the u.s. celebrates gold medals never won by americans before. but, did the simpson's predict one of them?
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it's the last time. >> the last time we get to conduct the olympic orchestra. >> we'll see you in four years in china. the fire has officially gone out on the south korean olympics and after team usa's lowest medal total in decades. >> it may have a positive impact as north korea says it's open to talks with the u.s. here's alex stone. >> reporter: the olympics were shrouded. u.s. and north korean leaders were seated only feet away from one another as the ceremony unfolded, announcing that north korea has agreed to hold talks with the u.s. the white house is responding saying the maximum pressure campaign must continue until north korea denuclearization. going on to say, it will see if the willingness to hold talks represents a first step toward
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that goal. the closing ceremony in pyeongchang, bringing to close the olympics u.s. gold medals never before won by team usa, winning gold in women's cross country skiing and men's curling. also gold in women's hockey, alpine skiing and snowboard. but despite those victories, the u.s. had the lowest medal count since 1998. team usa saying they will study how they can improve. the theme of the closing ceremony, the next wave, looking toward the future. a giant party celebrating the athletes at a chinese influence as the olympic flag was handed over to the next winter olympics host, beijing, in 2022. then, after all the performances, a moment signifying the end of the games, as children wave to it, slowly, the olympic flame faded away. alex stone, abc news, pyeongchang. >> bye, olympic flame. >> see ya. and one of the big, big moments from the games this year was when u.s. curling won gold. completely unexpected.
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they were huge underdogs here. nobody knew this was coming. >> there will be movies made about this. this is the miracle on ice, 2018. >> nobody saw this coming except -- >> for "the simpson's." they predicted it in this 2010 episode, boy meets curl. and not only did they predict it, they predicted a victory of the u.s. over sweden. not even the -- canada dominates curling. >> can we also just look back for a second. 16 years ago they predicted a trump presidency. >> which few people saw. >> they also predicted one of the most random nobel prize winners ever. >> in physics. >> we're so curious to know how the simpson's do it. >> it is insane. we want to see if they put up lottery numbers there because we'll be playing them and, no doubt, will win.
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>> the curling team on the way back to the usa for a ticker take parade. this is huge. >> the team was trying to milk this. they asked delta for first class tickets. delta politely said no and someone jumped in and offered just the skip for first class tickets. he took them up on it. >> forget about the team. see you. first class. >> i'll be in front of the curtain. see you guys later. coming up, adrian banker channels her inner superhero as she suits up and goes backstage at marvel universe live. that's next on "world news now." suits up and goes backstage at marvel universe live. that's next on "world news now." nope. no way. nada. really? dish issues? throw it all in. cascade platinum powers through even burnt-on gravy. nice. cascade.
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along to the music. but saving the world apparently is hard work. >> adrienne learned that as she went behind the scenes and even did her own stunts. >> reporter: backstage with marvel universe live, i got to train with the pros. i promise i won't hurt you. i don't know how coordinated i'm going to be but i'm definitely going to be fearless. >> that's fine. >> reporter: those on the marvel squad, like nick, have been doing martial arts and gymnastics their whole lives. they have only hours to show me what they've built a career doing. >> i'm going to get away from her. nice.eporter: then came rehearsl with "black panther." ♪ >> let go of me. oh, thank you. it took you long enough. next is make up, which the performers do themselves. >> we're going to make you look sleek, but rough you up.
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i'm going to do half cyborg, so you're going to look like a bar coded human. >> reporter: the right moves. >> nice. >> reporter: and the right look. i'm transformed into the first ever fe mall ravager from guardians of the galaxy. i barely recognized myself. ready for a scene straight out of the movies. who are you? >> i am grut. >> and we are the guardians of the galaxy. >> all right, let's everybody calm down. i'm sure we can work something out. >> reporter: adrienne bankert, abc news, new york. >> she got into it. she looked awesome. >> almost the same as you did with the velcro curlers on your head. >> this is our attempt.
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a drop of dawn and grease is gone. time now for the mix. we're going to start with a huge round of applause for the kfc pr. >> bravo! bravo! >> after a horrible shortage of chicken in the uk that left hundreds of kfc stores closed, the company is now come out with a hilarious new advertisement. >> it says fck on the bucket. and they say sorry. essentially apologizing to hundreds of restaurants for running out of chickens. >> they had to close half the kfc restaurants. >> it was a tragedy. >> it was horrible. >> no one in england -- >> luckily there was not a shortage of kfc in the u.s. you want original. >> yeah. in kindness to our brothers and
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sisters across the pond, we've decided to enjoy some on their behalf, since they can't. >> i wish i ate the bird. >> a chicken restaurant without chicken, it's not ideal. huge apologies to our customers. sorry about that. >> fck in the uk. while you continue that, we'll do something else that's sort of related. what you smoke in vegas has to stay in vegas, apparently. so you know it's legal now to light up in nevada. well, at the mccarran airport in las vegas, they now have marijuana amnesty boxes, where they encourage passengers to drop off whatever residual or leftover pot they have so they don't get into trouble when they get back home. the airport said they have 13 of 20 planned boxes installed. they're not only getting that, they're getting other things that have been dropped off by people, prescription drugs and
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other prohibited items. >> what they need is a good kfc next to that. >> that would be -- all right. over to australia. over to australia, where a very important event is being held today. thousands of people are expected to show up at melbourne's federation square for the say wow like owen wilson event. exactly what it sounds like. they are all going to show up and say wow. >> going to be our honeymoon. >> wow. yoe. >> you can have all these people saying wow. wow. >> wow. wow. >> wow. something else to make you say wow. dad of the year right now. this kid and his dad keeps blowing this confetti cann
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this morning on "world news now" florida students return to stoneman douglas high school for the first time since their classmates were gunned down and pressure's mounting over what his deputies did and did not do during the shooting. >> and a deadly tornado outbreak has devastated the southeast. the powerful line of storms is being blamed for at least four deaths. and rising floodwaters are threatening several states with many communities on alert. >> and frightening moments for passengers on board a plane. >> the carry-on bag catches fire in the overhead storage bin. the flight attendant and passenger jumped into action. and the women tell-all episode sent shock waves through "bachelor" nation. from crystal's explosive, never
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before seen comments about ari to the ladies putting him in the hot seat. there were mike drops and glitter bombs galore. our senior chief analyst is hoping it's all over, but no, bachelor nation lives for another week. that's coming up in "the skinny." >> announcer: from abc news this is "world news now." >> glitter everywhere. >> glitter. i guess that's the big term. and we thought that worst glitter was that mariah carey movie from way back when. nope. >> keep going. >> jack is very excited to hear there's an extra episode of "the bachelor". >> just when we thought the finale was the finale, nope. not quite. we'll break it down. >> we start things off on a more serious note with the students in parkland, florida back on school grounds for the first time since the shooting rampage
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left 17 people dead. >> it was part of a phased reopening. the media was not allowed inside. a student did capture this in video of students and parents in the cafeteria. meantime the sheriff's department is under scrutiny over what officers did before that massacre. here's abc kenneth moten. >> reporter: a sea of strength and support. thousands of students and parents made their way back to the halls of stoneman douglas high school for an orientation. >> my son is stronger than i am. >> reporter: with classes set to resume, their concern, security. >> i'm sending him back on wednesday with no progression on gun control. no progression on school safety. so he's going into the same situation he was on the 14th. nothing is different. >> reporter: did you believe you have to look for emergency exits in your own school? >> no. never did i think this would happen here. >> reporter: parkland is trying to move forward as the demand for answers intensifies.
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74 gop state law makers, urging rick scott to suspend scott israel, who is a democrat, accusing him and his department of ignoring repeated warning signs about nikolas cruz. the governor's request, the state department of law enforcement lost an investigation into the shooting response. >> i can only take responsibility for what i knew about. >> reporter: before the rampage, deputies responded to 18 calls related to cruz. >> two of them, we are not sure if our deputies did everything they could have or should have. >> reporter: the sheriff is investigating reports from nearby coral springs police officers who responded to the school. the claim, several deputies were waiting instead of rushing in during the shooting. scott peterson allegedly seen taking cover has already resigned. >> our investigation to this point shows during this horrific attack there was only one law enforcement person period and that was former deputy scott peterson. >> reporter: building 12, on
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this campus, where the massacre happened, will never be used again. the superintendent says it will be torn down and they will likely build a memorial park for the 17 people killed. >> our thanks to kenneth there. and president trump is expected to get more input on how to amend gun laws. he hosted a ball at the white house for governors gathering in washington for their annual meeting. the president suggested arming teachers and raising the minimum age for rifle purchases. an idea the nra opposes. after hearing from survivors, families and officials, the president says the school shooting will top the agenda as he meets with the governors today. >> we'll be talking about parkland and the horrible event that took place last week and i think we'll make that first in our list because we have to end our country of what's happening with respect to that subject. >> well, the president has
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insisted that congress is going to act as the gun control debate heats up. lawmakers are returning from a ten-day recess today, with no consensus of how they will handle the issue. it's likely to dominate when the president meets with house and senate republicans. >> there is a massive system hovering over the south. you can see it there. the midwest is also dealing with it. today, it is, again, expected to bring heavy rains from the great lakes to the gulf coast. >> yesterday brought more than 70 storms, including nine tornadoes. four deaths are being blamed on that severe weather. and we have rising flood waters threatening five states right now. expected to reach its highest level in 20 years, today, in a number of major cities. here is accuweather's paul williams with the forecast. >> good morning. rivers still remaining high around the ohio valley region.
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high alert as it stays an issue. the same rain will shift to the southeast, watching out for thunderstorms throughout the southeast and throughout the center part of the country, lower mississippi valley region, drenching downpours by midweek with widespread soaking and flooding to occur. then in the midwest, bracing for possible heavy snow through some of the passes. >> all right. our thanks to paul there. well, the end of the south korea olympics may mark the start of the diplomatic battle between north korea and the united states. there were strong words from the north as the first daughter, ivanka trump, took a seat near top officials at the closing ceremonies. here is matt gutman. >> reporter: among the closing ceremonies, a dizzying array of diplomatic signals from north korea. just moments after ivanka trump took her seat, barely an arm's length away from the powerful spy chief in that hat, kim
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jong-un labeling the tough new u.s. sanctions against the north an ak of war. those sanctions the administration calls the toughest yet includes the possibility off a naval block aide of north korea. >> we're going continue a campaign of maximum pressure. >> reporter: but just minutes later, with the dancers and lights still daz zling the crowd, a surprise diplomatic twist. north korea saying its delegation would be willing to meet with the u.s. delegation. it would have been the highest level talks in nearly a decade. so far that hasn't happened. ivanka trump is set to leave the region overnight. is there anything to talk about with the north? would there be anything to talk about? >> until we see some movement, the denuclearization of the peninsula, there's not a whole lot to talk about. or that the conversation would change in any dramatic fashion. >> reporter: there's more intrigue at the games. officials here say russian cyber spies have hacked hundreds of computers here at the olympics. they say they've tried to mask
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it to make it look like the north koreans did it in what's called a false flag operation. analysts tell us, this could be payback for russia being banned during the games over doping. matt gutman, abc news, seoul, south korea. and the former first lady is getting ready to tell her story at a bookstore near you. the coming will be published in mid-november but it's already a top five best seller on amazon it will be published in 24 languages and mrs. obama will narrate the audio version. she says writing the book has been a deeply personal experience and she can't wait to share her story. >> already a top five and not published yet. not so bad. >> still several months out. >> the bots are taking over. and, now, they're taking over the cat walk. dolce & gabbana's fashion show had an aerial look. the handbags came soaring down
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the cat walk in milan courtesy of drones. the audience had to accommodate the remote control presentation. >> the attendees had to shut off their wi-fi at hot spots for 45 minutes. they weren't told why until the drones came flying out. no fair because the drones do not have to walk in high heels. >> no. exactly. >> cheaters. >> they are some sexy looking drones. pretty hot. >> let's move on. coming up in "the skinny," this season, the bachelor ends, see what we learned from the women tell all episode. and first see the new app that fights back for you. you're watching "world news now." you're watching "world news now." my bargain detergent couldn't keep up. it was mostly water. so, i switched to tide pods. they're super concentrated,
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so this was a moment a car slammed into one family's home outside of los angeles, demolishing the baby's room. the crib and changing table were both destroyed just minutes after the mother says she brought her 14-month old son into the living room. wow. witnesses reportedly say the driver of that vehicle had been drag racing and swerved to avoid another car. >> unbelievable. >> such a close call there. and overseas a fire forced
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the evacuation off a china southern airlines flight to shanghai. >> the fire was in an overhead luggage bin, you can see it there. it happened while the plane was still on the ground and passengers were just boarding at the time. no injuries were reported and the damage was reportedly limited to just that compartment, there. the fire was sparked by a passenger's spare power bank. most likely, we're told, powered by a lithium-ion battery. >> luckily the crew and passengers acting very quickly there. water and looks like orange juice. it did the trick. they got it out. >> hopefully they didn't take that flight afterwards. and it's estimated there are 2700 robo called per second to people in the u.s. >> there's a new app that could help stop these robocalls and even phone scammers. >> reporter: the department of justice cracking down on phone scams and fraud. >> this is rachel at card holder services.
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>> reporter: conning people like margery jones out of her life savings. it was too much for her to take. >> it pains me to say this but she took her life because of this incident. >> reporter: the most common offender, robocalls. they're the number one call to the fcc. 2.9 billion of them nationwide in one month. who is the target here? >> they are targeting the most vulnerable society. >> reporter: this tech company in new jersey says it has a new remedy, an app called robo killer. here's how it works. first the calls stop. it protects you from 200,000 numbers known to be scammers, spammers and telemarketers. >> it won't ring anymore, you just get a notification. >> reporter: also answer bots fight back for you. wasting the scammers time like this. >> hello? >> i actually have a baby sleeping. >> sorry about that. >> reporter: it app actually getting a little vindictive. >> i was trying to remember all
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the presidents of the united states. >> as far the crackdown in washington, the department of justice just filed two major complaints including one that bilked $100 million out of consumers. >> now can we get one that will prevent our exs from calling us? that would be nice. >> you want to talk about it? >> no. it would be a great app. all right when we come back the ladies tell all. >> "the skinny" is coming up next. come back the ladies tell all. >> "the skinny" is coming up next.
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♪ skinny, just give me the skinny." i really love to chat more with her. there's a little bit -- >> could he get more annoying? possibly. some interesting moments from the women tell all episode of "the bachelor." >> our senior national global
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analyst contributor, jack, managed to watch it last night and lived to tell the tales. >> i did. i survived. if love is a battlefield, like pat benatar once sang, this felt like it battle of the sob. okay. roll that beautiful "bachelor" footage. start off with young bekha, remember, 22 years old. some questioned whether or not she was too young to be involved. she called the whole age thing annoying. and she said that ari was actually insecure about his own age in comparison to hers. 14 year age difference. not going to matter anymore. she also clarified where she was, the whole missing person thing. she said she went to a pot growing farm in humboldt county, california. no word on exactly what happened there. nonetheless, there was no phone service. they called her mom while she was on the air. didn't matter. anyway. next. crystal. you'll remember this was the producer's lunatic of the
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season. one of the ladies called her a sociopath and who could argue, really? >> did she throw glitter at her. >> there was glitter all over the place. crystal said the whole "bachelor" experience was crazy. another cast member asked her about her voice. ari. hi, bye. you get the idea. crystal's answer gets us to the soundbyte of the day. >> oh, okay. >> i lost my voice. when i speak slower and more controlled, when my vocals are stressed, i can control my voice better. yeah. and my time with ari i do speak softer and more gentle. like in an intimate setting. >> your sexy voice. >> let me hear your voice. >> hi. >> so, whatever that was, glitter all over the place. >> that's sexy? >> mike drop that. well, ari came out.
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he put crystal in her place. he accused her of being two-faced. he said it sucks to see how she treated the other women and said he probably kept her around a little too long. take that! >> fighting words. >> it got nasty enough that they finally made it to the end. >> and speaking of keeping around for too long. >> is that me? is that cue to leave? >> the show. >> the show will go one more week according to the show. so we'll see what's up with that. tonight, three women left, kendall, becca k and lauren b. possible action in the suite. >> he is the kissing bandit. >> he is, so we'll see how that goes. >> analysts, mercifully out. >> see you next week, jack. >> nice haircut. >> thank you. over to miss piggy, shall we? she's trying to get the hottest
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ticket in town, an invitation to meghan and harry's wedding. >> she was in london promoting the muppets show when she was asked about her former crush's nuptials. >> i'm going try to get invited and who knows. maybe i'll meet some handsome royalty and we can have another royal wedding next summer. >> i am happy for them. i wish them better luck in their relationship than i have had in mine. >> you were lucky, frog. >> wow, things are still tense, apparently, between those two. when asked about losing prince harry to markle, she said unfortunately, all that time, i was still with with this bozo. >> all that time. reese witherspoon was out for a walk when she decided to pay a visit to her old friend. >> her star on the hollywood walk of fame. sfrz she gave it some love, a little cleaning, even gave it a little talking to. she said oh, now you're looking good, girl.
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it was a historic weekend as in the world of curling as the 23rd winter olympics came to a close. >> it was awesome. and the wild weather and the world of politics kept everyone business czyz. here is the weekend rewind. >> a former top advisor to the trump campaign, rick gates, pleading guilty. and late today after that plea, we have just learned of new charges against paul manafort. >> prosecutors accuse gates and manafort of secretly funnelly $75 million in offshore accounts and failing to pay taxes on more than $30 million of it. the special counsel says much of the money came from ukrainian officials with ties to vladimir putin and the kremlin. >> democrats, firing back,
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rebutting a republican memo, alleging the fbi abused its powers in the russia investigation to spy on donald trump when he was a presidential candidate. >> emotions high as teachers return to their classrooms for the first time. rick scott backing raising the minimum age to buy all firearms including assault rifles like the one used by 19-year-old nikolas cruz. >> we will require all individuals purchasing firearms to be 21 or older. >> reporter: deputies responded to 18 calls to cruz before the shooting. abc news obtained the transcript of the tripster who called the fbi last month. and the woman saying cruz was quote, going to explode and she was worried about him getting in a school and shooting the place up. the fbi admitted it failed to follow up on that tip. neighborhoods under water and right now, 12 states under severe weather alerts. in dallas, roads washed out. in water as far as the eye can see in kentucky. this parking lot in louisville, swallowed.
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days of rain here in arkansas left many roads impasse zable, dozens of them like this in white county. >> leading a rag tag squad of americans has heavily favored sweden. schuster had been ousted at the last olympics but sealing the gold for the u.s. it's the first gold for the u.s. in the history of the sport. >> sweep. sweep. >> sweep. >> "world news now"! "world news now"! "world news now"! >> so weird. we didn't get any recruiting calls. >> no. not at all. not at all. the usa team is like, we'll pass. that's it for this half hour. announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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making news in america this morning -- we take you inside stoneman douglas high school, as shooting survivors return. new details about the plan for the school going forward. and the new investigation into the police response. plus, ivanka trump answers whether she believes arming teachers will make kids safer. let's go! >> and the passion and emotion. as athletes from stoneman douglas rally to win a state title days after the tragedy. we're there for the celebration. new this morning, a reported plan by president trump to have his personal pilot appointed head of the faa. a new look at the damage after a dozen tornadoes rip across the midwest. the death toll mounting. now the flood risks growing as rivers rise. later, images of a shocking


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