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tonight, breaking news as we come on the air. president trump and now his v.a. secretary is fired. david shulkin is out tonight. the president has just revealed in a tweet he's now nominating his doctor as the new v.a. secretary. in just two weeks, the secretary of state, the national security adviser and now the v.a. secretary all gone. also breaking at this hour, bracing for tornadoes right now. residents were urged to seek shelter. severe weather set to hit tonight. several states. thunderstorms and large hail already and rob has the track right now. the deadly police shooting. the video shot from that police helicopter. an unarmed black man killed. 20 shots fired. his brother crashing a city council meeting. protesters blocking an nba arena. also, the school shooting, and now the 911 calls. the wounded boy who called 911.
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he'd been shot, and what he tells the dispatcher. facebook under fire tonight. and now, apple ceo tim cook, and what he says about facebook. and tonight, our experiment. one of our producers prints out everything facebook knows about her. and you'll see what she found. and the hit and run tonight in broad daylight. five people hit. at least one dead. good evening. and it's great to have you with us here on a very busy wednesday night. possible severe weather hitting this evening, and the newest turbulence in washington at this hour. president trump has fired another member of his cabinet, v.a. secretary david shulkin is now out. this comes after the firing of secretary of state rex tillerson, then the president's national security adviser h.r. mcmaster was out, and then today, shulkin. all of this in just two weeks. replacing shulkin, the president is now nominating admiral ronny jackson, the white house doctor, who, after the president's recent physical said the president has, quote, great
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genes. all of this amid new questions tonight about something else. were paul manafort and michael flynn approached with the possibility of a presidential pardon? was the president trying to influence them? abc's senior white house correspondent cecilia vega covering it all. >> reporter: tonight, president trump ousting his veterans affairs secretary. david shulkin's departure, no surprise, under fire for misleading ethics officials over a european tour with his wife billed as a work trip. a mostly sightseeing excursion that cost taxpayers $122,000. the president's pick to replace him? his white house doctor, admiral ronnie jackson, who recently gave the president a glowing bill of health. >> he might live to be 200 years old. i don't know. i mean, he has incredible -- he has incredible genes. >> reporter: it comes as the white house is in turmoil. and on the defensive, now facing questions about whether president trump's lawyer raised the idea of presidential pardons for two top advisers at the
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center of the russia probe. according to "the new york times," the president's former lead lawyer, john dowd, told attorneys for former national security adviser michael flynn and one-time campaign chairman paul manafort that the president might consider pardoning them if they are charged with crimes. the reported conversations came before manafort was charged with money laundering and other financial crimes, and before flynn cut a deal with robert mueller, pleading guilty to lying to the fbi. so, today, we pressed the white house. and press secretary sarah sanders pointed to a carefully worded statement from white house lawyer ty cobb. can you say unequivocally that no one here has discussed pardons in this case? >> i can say that ty cobb is the person that would be most directly involved in this. he's got a statement on the record saying there's no discussion and there's no consideration of those at this time at the white house. >> reporter: is the white house wore rid about what michael flynn or all manafort might tell
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special counsel robert mueller? >> there was no collusion and we are very confident in that and look forward to this process wrapping up. >> reporter: as recently as december, the president would not rule out pardoning flynn. >> i don't want to talk about pardons for michael flynn yet. we'll see what happens. let's see. >> reporter: but dowd denies he ever discussed parsons with lawyers for flynn or manafort, say, "there were no discussions. period. as far as i know, no discussions." dowd resigned just last week, frustrated the president wasn't taking his advice. now, president trump facing another legal headache. >> he's like, you're smart, beautiful and a woman to be reckoned with. i like you. i like you. >> reporter: the lawyer for porn star stormy daniels asking a federal judge in california for permission to depose the president and his attorney, michael cohen. he says there is precedent. former president bill clinton was forced to tape a video deposition in the paula jones civil case while he was still in office. this white house asked if president trump would sit for the deposition?
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>> i'm not going to get into a hypothetical question. >> reporter: all the while, president trump still silent, no public appearances for the fifth day. >> a lot to pour through tonight. cecilia vega live from the white house. cecilia, i want to get back to that late announcement tonight, the v.a. secretary out. three major departures in two weeks, and the president tweeting his new choice? >> reporter: he did, and as for david shulkin, he said that he is thankful for his service. i got to tell you, david, behind the scenes here, the president was not happy about this travel scandal, and he really let shulkin twist in the wind and publicly, for weeks. this is part of a broader staffing shakeup, following the secretary of state, the national security adviser. president trump has said, he is getting close, david, to having the cabinet that he wants. >> more than a year in. cecil cecilia vega, thank you. we're also following a tornado threat at this hour in several states. authorities in parts of louisiana warning people to seek shelter immediately, just before we came on the air. in just the past 24 hours, this
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land spout in bron brownsfield texas. and just this afternoon, torrential rain in monroe, louisiana. strong storms from texas all the way up to ohio in the next 48 hours and, of course, rob is tracking it all for us. >> reporter: hey, david. this is a long, dense line of thunderstorms right now. you can see it stretching all the way to houston. getting lit up right now. we have this tornado watch up until 9:00 there, to 11:00 through mississippi. heavy rain with these in the ohio valley and all the way up into new york tomorrow. we could see four inches of rainfall in areas that are already saturated. nashville, louisville, rivers there are full. so, a flood threat with this system. >> could be a tough night ahead. rob, thank you. next tonight, the growing outrage after the deadly police shooting in california. an unarm eed black man killed. fired at 20 times. it was that video shot by the police helicopter. authorities say more video could be coming. in just the last 24 hours,
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protesters and stephon clark's family crashing a city council meeting. abc's kayna whitworth in sacramento tonight. >> reporter: tonight, city leaders in sacramento urging for calm after a week of unrest following the death of stephon clarke. >> everybody, take out your cell phone. take out your cell phone. does this look like a gun? >> reporter: tuesday, the city council meeting interrupted several times. >> stephon clark! stephon clark! >> reporter: clark's brother emerging from the crowd, jumping onto the mayor's desk. outside, fans prevented, for the second time in a week, from entering the sacramento kings arena. >> we are committed to continuing to do everything in our power to maintain the peace, while we pursue justice. >> reporter: demonstrators calling for justice, after unarmed stephon clark was shot at 20 times, killed in his grandmother's backyard by officers that were responding to reports of vandalism.
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>> show me your hands! gun, gun, gun! >> reporter: the police association defending those actions, saying clark "took a shooting stance, and the actions of the officers were jus hissed." the california department of justice and the district attorney investigating, as the police reviews their use of force policy. today, sarah sanders calling the incident terrible, but adding that the president does not plan to weigh in. >> we want to find ways to bring the country together, certainly not looking for any place of division. >> reporter: tonight, clark's family prepares to bury the young father of two. >> and kayna whitworth with us tonight. she's outside where friends and family are gathering at this hour for that wake of stephon clark. kayna? >> reporter: david, i spoke with some family members who say they're wary of this police investigation. they are encouraged by the state's involvement, and they believe in the system. but they don't trust it yet. now, police do plan on releasing more body cam video, but clark's family says they just want justice, as they prepare for his
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funeral tomorrow. david? >> kayna, thank you. and for the first time here, the 911 calls now from the school shooting in maryland. the boy who had been shot and what he said to the dispatcher. and this comes just as a group of wisconsin students protesting about gun violence marching 50 miles to the home of house speaker paul ryan. here's abc's steve osunsami with the calls, the fear from inside this latest shooting. >> reporter: maryland police tonight are releasing these panicked calls for help from classrooms at great mills high school. >> all i could see was, like, a pool of blood on the ground. >> reporter: right outside room f-05, in the art hallway, 17-year-old austin rollins is shooting and 16-year-old willey is bleeding to death. >> okay, are you with her right now? >> no, i'm not. i'm in my classroom with my students, we're hiding behind the desks. >> reporter: inside, teacher addie miller and her students are hoping they're not next. >> okay, and you're in your
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classroom, how many kids do you have with you? >> one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven. >> reporter: meanwhile, police are clearing classrooms. >> does anyone need medical treatment? >> no. >> reporter: in room e-01, 14-year-old desmond barnes is calling on a cell phone, with a serious gunshot wound to his leg. >> oh, my knee hurts so bad. >> we're getting help to you, desmond. you need to stay strong with me, buddy. >> reporter: you hear his teacher, ms. holiday, whispering in his ear that he's going to make it. >> hold on for me, please. sir, can you please tell me what to do? i've got a student who has been shot. >> we're getting help to you, ma'am. >> you'll be okay, they're coming. they're coming. you'll be okay. don't worry. >> reporter: investigators say the 17-year-old gunman last tuesday killed himself and was using his father's legally owned handgun. david? >> steve, thank you. in pennsylvania tonight, a judge dismissing the most serious charges against some members of a penn state fraternity, involving the death of a pledge, timothy pia sa. the judge dropping involuntary manslaughter charges against five former fra fernty brothers
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after a hearing to determine if there was enough evidence to go to trial. several of the brothers still facing charges tied to the case. sophomore tim pia sa died after falling down the stairs after an alleged hazing ritual. next tonight here, north korea and china now confirming those reports of that mysterious mating in beijing. kim jong-un did, in fact, go. it was his first diplomatic appearance on the world stage, welcomed by china's president xi, before that face-to-face planned with president trump. here's abc's chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz tonight. >> reporter: the clues were all there. the secrecy. that deep green armored train spotted in beijing. the heavy security for the convoy that was there on arrival. but the mystery is now over. kim jong-un had journeyed outside north korea for the first time since taking power. his wife at his side. chinese president xi pulling out
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all the stops. a review of the troops. toasts between the two leaders and a banquet. the chinese, who released images of kim taking notes as president xi spoke, say that kim told them, "the issue of denuclear za zack of the korean peninsula can be solved, if south cree beyond a the united states respond to our efforts with goodwill." >> we're going to be cautiously optimistic, but we feel like things are moving in the right direction. >> reporter: kim's secret trip took even the white house by surprise. president trump preparing for his own meeting with the north korean leader, raising expectations today with a tweet. "everyone said that peace and the denuclearization of the korean peninsula was not even a small possibility. now, there is a good chance that kim jong-un will do what is right for his people and for humanity." his incoming national security adviser, john bolton, was one of
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those voices of gloom. >> there's an all-purpose joke here. question. how do you know that the north korean regime is lying? answer. their lips are moving. >> martha raddatz live with us from washington tonight. and martha, john bolton sounding at least publicly a lot more skeptical than the president right now. bolton saying he wants this meeting to happen sooner rather than later? >> reporter: that's right, david. he says he hopes the meeting can be even sooner than may, because he doesn't want the north koreans to stall us, while continuing with their nuclear weapons program. so, the sooner, the better, to see if they are sincere. david? >> all right, martha raddatz, always good have you. in london tonight, british authorities revealing a major new detail in the nerve agent attack on a former russian spy. police believe sergei skripal and his daughter first came into contact with that nerve agent on the front door of their home in salisbury. the pair later found slumped over on that public bench. the alleged poisoning triggering a diplomatic standoff between the uk and russia. and now several allies of the uk, including the u.s. there is still much more
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ahead on "world news tonight" this wednesday. the deadly hit and run in broad daylight today. we have new developments. several people struck. at least one person killed. and what we've just learned about the driver tonight. the escaped prisoner ducking under this garage door at the jail, running from police in handcuffs. we've got developments on this front, as well. and facebook under fire tonight. questions about your privacy. and our experiment right here tonight. one of our producers prints out almost everything facebook knows about her, and you'll see what she found. this was eye-opening. this was eye-opening. we'll be right back. but why ack there, when you can stay home with nsta onpro? strong chemo can put you at risk of serious infection. neulasta helps reduce infection risk by boosting your white blood cell count, which strengthens your immune system. in a key study, neulasta reduced the risk of infection from 17% to 1%, a 94% decrease. applied the day of chemo, neulasta onpro is designed to deliver neulasta the next day. neulasta is for certain cancer patients
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users to protect their privacy. >> you'll be able to download and understand more about what kind of data facebook has on you and facebook is going to make it easier to delete some of that data if you want to. >> reporter: instead of nearly 20 separate screens, you will soon be able to access settings through one page. plus, a more straightforward way to delete anything you don't want in your facebook profile, including apps, posts, photos and comments. facebook already under fire this week after confirming it logs texts and calls for some android users. access facebook says those users allowed. and tonight, apple ceo tim cook making news, telling recode, i wouldn't be in this situation. something he hinted at when i asked him about the responsibility of tech companies to their users. >> it's the people that create the products that decide whether they are making products that do good or not, and there's a lot of good products that can be used in bad ways. >> reporter: tonight, facebook is acknowledging it must do more
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to keep people informed. and for anyone who wants to see a copy of personal information they've shared on facebook, go to from a desktop and click download for a copy of your facebook data. >> i know a lot of you are thinking about this at home. rebecca is with us. our producer tried this today. what did you find? >> reporter: she did, david. this is just some of the filings, she stopped printing to conserve paper. and in these documents, she's been a member of facebook since 2006, she found phone numbers of friends she hasn't spoken to in the last decade. >> well, now she has their numbers if she wants to call them again. let me show this to you at home. this is the stack and she stopped printing to conserve paper? >> reporter: this is just some of it. >> we'll have all of this online for people at home. not her information, but tips for you to download yourself. thanks, rebecca. when we come back here this evening, the new medical headline tonight. have scientists really discovered a new human organ? it got our attention. and the deadly hit and run in broad daylight today.
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to the index tonight. the deadly hit and run in san francisco. police say at least one person killed, four others hurt when a driver crashed into a group of people on the sidewalk. the driver allegedly swinging an axe at them before getting into his van and hitting them. the suspect is under arrest tonight. the prisoner? escape in indiana. he bolted from a police car, ducking under this garage door. he was barefoot, still handcuffed. police did arrest him in the woods. and did scientists uncover a new human organ? researchers using new imaging to learn about a network of tissue in the body, it's found in thinn layers around the lungs, bladder and elsewhere. it works as a fluid-filled shock abso absorber. as for whether it should be called an organ, they are still debating. when we come back tonight, take a look at this. the house somewhere right here in america, and why 18 million people were suddenly trained on
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the guy in the van was just crazy and took it to a different level and got out of the van with an ax and went after the guys. >> an argument quickly escalated. witnesses say that man that got back in his van and ran over five men, killing one of them. good afternoon and thank you for joining us. >> that driver then took off after the hit and run in san francisco's dog patch neighborhood. he's now in place custody. abc news reporter vic lee has the developments on this story. >> reporter: we're at 24th and illinois street, the deadly hit and run started right over there to my right. one of the five victims that was transported to san francisco general in critical condition died shortly afterward at the hospital. here's how it all started. >> we received a call regarding a vehicle collision that occurred here at illinois and 24th. >> reporter: officers responded at 10:25 this morning, they
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found five people lying on the sidewalk injured, one critically. witnesses say the driver of a white gmc van intentionally ran over the victims then ran. this person who did not want to be identified said the chain of events started with a driver acting erratically at him. >> he leaned out his window and yelled something at me. and then threw something at me. >> reporter: one witness said he got out to pick up what he threw. and five men got into a verbal altercati altercation. >> he got out of the van with an ax, went after the guys and they took off their belts and were kind of lashing at him. >> bo he got in the van, screaming the whole way, just yelling at each other and the guy started to


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