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this morning on "world news now," the white house promising the president's first veto if congress blocks his emergency declaration on the border. plus the former fbi director goes on record with concerns about the president. the stunning admission that's shocking lawmakers now. air rage arrest. a woman going on a tantrum, spitting and yelling at passengers on a flight. what set off her unruly behavior. new this half hour, king james pulling another win at the nba all-star game. have all the highlights. it's the season's for first spring's fashion campaign. including calvin klein's men's underwear. it's featured mark wahlberg and justin bieber. who is the new face? we'll have that for you later in "the skinny."
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it's monday, february 18th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." happy monday. we have got devin dwyer with us. it's not devin who is in that calvin klein men's underwear -- we have a bit of a surprise. devin's been here before. he's not a new face to the "world news now" family. look at this. >> oh, my gosh, talk about flashbook. >> august, 2014. oh, the ice bucket challenge. >> boy, is that old. >> wet t-shirt contest? how about that, devin? >> kept the shirt on for that one. they didn't drag out, although, they probably will now, the day we pretended to be on the beach here on the set. >> you have had all types of fun. >> yeah, yeah. >> look at that. welcome back. glad to have you here. >> good to see you, old friend. >> a lot to get to. we will start this half hour with president trump showing no signs of backing away from the controversial emergency
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declaration about the southern border. white house senior adviser, steven miller, says the president is prepared to veto a congressional legislation disapproving of the declaration and use of $6 billion of taxpayer money to pay for a border wall. >> the president is spending this presidents' day holiday in south florida at his mar-a-lago resort and going to miami today to deliver a speech to the venezuelan american community. mr. trump is expected to reaffirm his support for venezuela's opposition leader, juan guaido. >> the president was busy on twitter last night, retweeting his own tweets criticizing former acting fbi director, andrew mccabe, shortly after mccabe was interviewed on "60 minutes." >> that interview reveals the depth of concern mccabe says he had about the president after the firing of fbi director, james comey. abc's tara palmeiri reports. >> reporter: a stunning admission from the former fbi director, andrew mccabe claiming he and deputy attorney general, rod rosenstein, had discussions about whether president trump was fit to serve and should be removed from office.
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>> discussion of the 25th amendment, was simply rod raised the issue and discussed it with me, in the context of thinking about how many other cabinet officials might support such an effort. >> rosenstein was actively openly talking about whether there was a majority of the cabinet that would vote to remove the president. >> that's correct. counting votes or possible votes. >> reporter: in an interview with "60 minutes," mccabe saying the secret conversation took place in 2017, in the days after the fbi director, james comey was fired. >> the deputy attorney general was definitely very concerned about the president, about his capacity and about his intent. >> reporter: rosenstein denies discussing the president's removal. mccabe is now downplaying his own words, his spokesperson saying he never had extended discussions but he participated in a discussion that included a comment by rosenstein regarding the 25th amendment.
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mccabe was eventually fired by president trump for leaking to the press, and trump attacking him on twitter saying mccabe is a disgrace to the fbi and our country. republican senator, lindsey graham going as far as to call it an attempted takeover. >> the deputy attorney general was basically trying to do an administrative coup, take the president down through the 25th amendment process, and the deputy attorney general denies it. >> reporter: senator lindsey graham says he plans to subpoena mccabe and rosenstein unless they voluntarily agree to testify before the senate judiciary committee. tara palmeiri, palm beach florida. the community of aurora, illinois is coming together to honor the victims killed in a factory shooting. these five were gunned down by a disgruntled co-worker. turns out, that co-worker was a convicted felon, who was not legally allowed to own a gun. on a snowy and cold day, the community paid respear thekiash
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graping with how a long-time employee could walk into this factory and kill five of his co-workers. he knew he was getting fired when he brought a loaded pistol, outfitted with a laser to work on friday, but he shouldn't have had that gun. police revealing that background checks missed his prior felony conviction, which should have stopped him from purchasing a weapon. the company that planned on firing him said pre-employment background checks also missed his criminal past. the community of aurora now united by the shared shock and sorrow. like vincent juarez, his daughter in tears, and clayton parks russell beyer and josh pinkard, also fathers, taken too soon. trevor, a college intern killed on his first day of the job.
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is this anything you would have expected around here? >> not at all. i mean, you never expect it would happen to where you live and when it does hit home, you don't know what to do. >> reporter: in a bit of good news, all but one of the five officers injured in friday's attack are out of the hospital and have made it home, so they too can begin the healing process. zachary kiesch, abc news, aurora, illinois. drivers near milwaukee are expecting more scenes like this as snowfalls overnight. interstates were reduced to one lane with many accidents. >> here in new york city we have a wintry mix changing over to rain and more snow to the north of us. more rain to the south. >> accuweather's paul williams has the forecast. paul, good morning. >> good morning, janai, devin. a low pressure system will pick a fight with the northeast creating snow showers from toronto to boston, and that's going to be problematic. thoi tueesneayhuday with a massive storm starting in toward theouth and track its way ending upn e northeast,
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bringing snow, sleet, rain and thunderstorms to the deep south. speaking of the deep south, big time problems, excessive rain. travel disruptions and flooding aggravated and we could see ten inches of rain in some areas causing big problems along the mississippi river, tennessee river and green river. janai, devin? our thanks to paul. chicago police want another sit down with actor jussie smollett amid claims the alleged bias attack against him was a hoax. a law enforcement official tells abc news the two brothers seen in this video questioned by the police claim smollett paid them to stage the incident. sources say the men were confronted with evidence they bout the rope found around smollett's neck. the "empire" actor's attorney says smollett is angered and devastated by the suggestion he was involved. his lawyer went on to say anybody making the claim is lying. rapper 50 cent is accusing a new york city police commander of being a dirty cop. the deputy inspector told officers to shoot the rapper on site ahead of a 2017 boxing
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match. the nypd says the matter is now under investigation and 50 cent says in a series of posts on instagram, he is considering legal action. the rapper was investigated by the nypd last year for making a threat against an officer on instagram but no charges were filed. the japanese prime minister won't confirm or deny that a japanese newspaper report that he was asked by a white house official to nominate the president, president trump that is, with the nobel peace prize. parliament, earlier today, shinzo abe praised president trump for how he dealt with north korea. and the japanese newspaper said somebody in the trump administration asked abe to do so. and oscar-winning director, steven spielberg is pushing to make movies for theaters instead of streaming services. >> according to "variety," he said there's great writing.
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nothing beats the theater experience. last year spielberg was vocal against netflix not receiving an oscar nod saying tv shows deserve emmys. the titanic is rising again, i guess, sort of. >> we are getting a new look at new images of the life-sized replica of the cruise ship being built in china. it was supposed to be finished in 2017, but in the words of the developer bankrolling the project, he didn't expect the ship would be this big. >> the new titanic will not set sail, we are told, but it will be a main attraction at a resort in china. another replica could sail from dubai in 2022. the chinese are sort of obsessed with titanic. they love leo dicaprio and that whole movie and song. i guess they are into -- >> jack, you are into this? >> well, you can't help but notice that one right there that we saw from china looked a little rusty, did it not. >> a little bit. i mean it -- >> seemed a little discolored. >> if there was any kind of titanic part ii setting sail -- >> could they re-create the collision -- >> i don't know.
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i don't know. rest in peace to jack. not that jack. >> it's not going to end good. >> maybe we should dispatch a unit to china so jack can check it out, or will ganss. >> stay tuned for that. coming up, team lebron versus team giannis. who came out on top in last night's nba all-star game? first, who came out the big winner after a dramatic string of crashes at the daytona 500? later in "the skinny," the golden girls are about to set sail. not on the titanic. the voyage that is promising fans a once in a lifetime opportunity. but first more presidential trivia on this president's day. you are watching "world news now." you are watching "world news now." i'm alex trebek, here to tell you about the colonial penn program. if you're age 50 to 85, and looking to buy life insurance on a fixed budget,
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here's a winter driving tip. don't drive your pickup truck on the ice of a great lake. >> that's what a man did in michigan. it was about 70 miles north of detroit on the lake huron shore. the driver escaped this partially submerged vehicle and then for some reason he went back into it and that's when his pickup went under. look at that. >> luckily a fisherman helped pull him out. the driver was arrested and police suspect alcohol was involved. a central florida sixth grader is facing charges after refusing to stand for the pledge of allegiance. >> the school district said the 11-year-old black student was not arrested for refusing to cite the pledge but because he became disruptive and refused to follow instructions. reciting the pledge is voluntary in the district but the substitute did not know it. >> the boy allegedly told the sub, quote, the flag is racist and the national anthem is offensive to black people. the district said it will not use that substitute again. in florida the air rage
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incident that got one passenger thrown off of a jetblue fight in ft. lauderdale. >> take a look. the passenger who melted down accused of spitting at another passenger and hitting an airline employee, and here's abc's stephanie ramos. >> don't touch me. >> reporter: an onboard melt down getting this woman a one-way ticket from her coach seat to the broward county jail. >> making it viral? what did i do? >> reporter: passengers reporting it. >> who's taping this? who's taping this? >> reporter: 32-year-old valerie gonzalez yelling and spitting while in her seat. police say this all started because she didn't want to sit next to a child. according to the incident report, gonzalez is heard shouting i'm not sitting next to a 3-year-old, i've been drinking all day. >> i didn't do anything. i sat down in my seat and i asked to go somewhere else because [ bleep ]. >> reporter: the flight crew called security and the 32-year-old was taken off the aircraft and arrested.
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>> [ bleep ]. enjoy yourself in vegas, baby. vegas, baby, vegas! >> reporter: respondsing officers say the woman tried to get back on the plane, even hitting a gate agent in the head, but they were finally able to restrain her in a wheelchair. that woman now faces battery charges. at washington national airport, stephanie ramos, abc news. when we come back, calvin klein's new underwear model. and the music star that just got married to a new york city cop. "the skinny" is next. stay with us. stay with us. cop. the ste"the skinny" is next. stay with us. tingling for me, warming for him. wow! this valentine's day get what you want
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♪ skinny, just give me the skinny ♪ and you know what that means? it's time for "the skinny," starting with the jaw-dropping ad from calvin klein. >> it is jaw dropping. he's not even old enough to drink yet, but shawn mendes is already stripping down and turning heads. he made his grammy debut last week teaming up with miley cyrus. they played the performance "in my blood together." shawn decided to show off the guns after that.
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>> now he's just in his boxers. he tweeted out this photo from his upcoming calvin klein ad campaign. reclining on what looks like a kitchen counter while wearing nothing but those -- >> he's wearing white, of course. >> -- calvin klein boxer briefs. >> in this photo he's wearing a black boxer briefs, i suppose. >> just relaxed in his underwear all over the house. >> yeah, and playing the guitar which is right next to there. anyway, the rest of the campaign rolls out later this week. next, miranda lambert, a country music star. >> the country music star that is worthy of an epic country song. >> she's not only in a brand-new relationship, but she actually just got hitched. >> the superstar revealed she and nypd officer, secretly got married, posting two pics from their wedding with the caption,
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my heart is full, thank you brandon mclaughlin for loving me for me, #theone. so what do we know about the one? 27-year-old officer, mclaughlin once caught a bank robber. he is a dog person. so, he likes dogs. he once tried his hand add modelling. >> there you go. >> cool. >> new york city cop. next across the pond to london fashion week. >> of course it's the fixture at every show and every fashion week is "vogue" editor and cheer, anna wintour in her trademark sunglasses. she's said to be the inspiration for the priestly character in "devil wears prada." >> now move over, anna, harper beckham, the 7-year-old daughter of victoria and david beckham is copying the trademark hair style. look at them twinning hard. david beckham shared the photo with a caption who wore it better? >> hmm.
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anna -- >> so funny. and the "golden girls" are soon going to set sail. i want to be on that cruise. >> flip phone event is offering fans of the iconic sitcom a once in a lifetime opportunity to launch on a five-night "golden girls" cruise. >> it sets sail from miami, the tv home of blanch, dorothy, sofia and rose. it will include "golden girls" dwraif, a bar crawl, karaoke and one night in st. olaf party. >> so you are so excited? super excited? >> oh, yeah. i want to know if betty white will be on the cruise. >> oh, lots of questions. tickets for the cruise start at just under 1,000 bucks. the cruise is set for february of next year, so you've got a lot of time to plan. >> that's right. you should come along. let's go together. >> no, no, no, i don't do cruises. i don't do cruises. a "golden girls" cruise certainly sounds like not something i'm interested in. i would love to see pictures.
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you and will could totally team up and go. >> maybe we should go. a special report. >> will, you are into it? yep, he's in. >> stay with us, we'll be right back. >> stay with us, we'll be right back.
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that i'm not joking about. a bounce pass that turned dunk cleared the bench. >> oh! >> a high bounce -- >> reporter: no shortage of fireworks. >> 35 seconds to go in the quarter! yes! >> reporter: and three-pointers at the 2019 nba all-star game, team giannis taking on lebron. it's been a year since fergie kicked off with her national anthem. ♪ that the flag was still there ♪ >> the singer encouraging this year's soloist to make it special on twitter. he sure did. ♪ by the dawn's early light >> reporter: players getting nostalgic this all-star weekend, and steph curry throwing it back to a game, sporting the same jacket 27 years later. with his start this year's game ties kobe bryant for most ever all-star game starts at 15.
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a final all-star farewell for dwyane wade and dirk playing in their last all-star games. major star power in the stands as well, jenelle monet, jaime foxx and the girl that dips her chicken fingers in soda, but back on the court, team giannis leading for most of the game. but then team lebron making a surge to come out on top. 178-164 final. the second year in a row team lebron takes the title. so have you guys noticed any of the cool shoes they were wearing? remember, we were talking -- >> yeah, pink. >> the pink shoes were because of a cause, a charity cause. the names with the cancer survivors on them for cancer awareness. >> so good. i totally forgot about fergie last year. so many memes came from that.
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making news in america this morning -- national emergency backlash. president trump preparing for a fierce battle as lawsuits stack up against his controversial plan to build the wall. will he veto congressional disapproval? and stunning claims. former acting fbi director andrew mccabe revealing that rod rosenstein once raised the possibility of invoking the 25th amendment to oust the president. staged attack? chicago police urgently looking to talk to "empire "actor jussie smollett after the two men seen in this vur valance video say smollett staged that aack. facebook slammed.
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