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dueling protests in chicago. both linked to the local prosecutor whose office dropped all charges against actor jussie smollett. the city's police union led one protest calling for cook county state attorney kim foxx to be removed from office. the reverend jesse jackson organized the other protest in support of foxx. jackson also called for the city to come together following today's mayoral runoff election. singer r. kelly's attorney has withdrawn his request that a judge allow kelly to travel for performances. during a court hearing, kelly's lawyer also said the prosecution's case against kelly has been marred by the involvement of attorney michael avenatti. he said there was a rush to prosecute r. kelly because of pressure from avenatti, who represents two of kelly's accusers. turning now to the manhunt in los angeles for a killer of a music star. >> police have identified a suspect in the killing of grammy nominated rapper nipsey hussle, a man by the name of eric
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holder. it comes after at least nine were injured in a stampede near a vigil for hussle in los angeles. several people were treated by paramedics. abc's adrienne bankert was at that scene earlier and explained how hussle was being remembered. >> reporter: rapper nipsey hussle was set to meet with l.a. police to work on stopping gang violence. instead the community is mourning his passing. the artist gunned down in broad daylight in front of the clothing store he founded. ♪ >> reporter: born ermias asghedom, the 33-year-old started out selling mix tapes from his car. just this year nominated for his first grammy. >> this is my first album, so you know that's important, that's special. >> reporter: stars including rehr rihanna and john legend, steph curry paying tribute. >> obviously sending prayers to his family, his community.
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>> reporter: the young tear father with admitted ties to an l.a. gang remembered most as an entrepreneur, activist, and advocate. >> he called for peace. he called for justice. we're calling upon whoever killed nipsey to turn yourself in. >> reporter: adrienne bankert, abc news, los angeles. >> our thanks to adrienne. so the murder of nipsey hussle has just had people up in arms over the last couple of days. it's hard for i know a lot of people at home to wrap their mind around because they hadn't heard of him. he was, as adrienne mentioned, first nominated for a grammy last year. he's not a newcomer, he's not up and coming. he's been around for a long time and doing amazing things for his community out there in l.a. building a s.t.e.m. center. things like this that are hugely impactful to the community. he was largely impactful to a young man we covered in black history month in february. so doing incredible things, trying to help the community. to see him taken at just 33 years old, awful. it's heartbreaking. your heart aches for his family. >> people hear the word gang and immediately think a certain way, and think it was gang related. police said he was set to meet
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with them just yesterday. >> yes. >> the day before the shooting. he was trying to do something. we often see this, where stars and rappers who were in trouble before, now trying to make a difference. because they can talk to those who are still wrapped up in that gang culture and that trouble. the latest development, a suspect, eric holder who has been named, last seen in a 2016 white ford or chevy cruze. police, we hope they will release more details later today. >> that's an important thing that you touched on there saying that because he was in a gang when he grew up, who you've been, who you were, is not who you are and who you will be. he absolutely has changed, making big differences. coming up, the celebrity couple opening up about their struggle with sex addiction. you're watching "world news now."
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>> this morning we're hearing from one celebrity couple who are just now opening up about their struggle. here's abc's marci gonzalez. >> reporter: actress jana kramer and former nfl player mike caussin seem to have it all. the hollywood couple all smiles on the red carpet and social media. those beaming photos showing their loving and growing family. but behind that public image is a deeply personal battle the couple is now sharing for the first time. >> we're not hash tag relationship goals in the way that everything is perfect because it's not. we've had more downs, lows than highs. >> yeah. >> we're fighting through those things. >> reporter: the most daunting of those lows, mike's struggle with sex addiction. >> yeah, i mean, it manifests in different ways for different people. it doesn't come from me wanting to have sex or anything. that is me feeling a certain way. for my entire life, looking back, i used sex as my escape from that. >> reporter: last week on their podcast, the former jaguars tight end candidly spoke about
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the couple's marital troubles. >> what we're going to talk about is something pretty deep. i sought treatment for sex addiction at an inpatient treatment facility. >> reporter: we caught up at i heart media where they record their podcast, talking to them in their first sit-down interview since opening up about their struggle. you cheated? >> uh-huh. >> what happened? >> i can make any kind of excuse between me transitioning from the nfl into the quote-unquote normal world, feeling like i've lost my identity because i wasn't a football player anymore. i ran to women. i ran to sex. what kind of flourished, what i later found out, is an addiction. >> reporter: the retired football player revealing he spent 60 days in a residential treatment facility near nashville and has been in a 12-step program for the nearly three years since. >> sex addiction is not a very socially accepted disease. there's so much more shame around sex addiction. i love that she's speaking out about it. because i think people want to understand it more. >> sex addiction is relatively . it is absolutely not just the high-profile cases you hear about. it can afflict anybody.
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and it's particularly increasingly common amongst young people. >> reporter: dr. drew pinsky works with the addicted. >> people come to treatment because they have run-ins with the law, their spouse, their employer, and they are brought into treatment and they can't stop and they're in pain. >> reporter: mike admits since leaving rehab, he's had relapses. but this week mike hit a major milestone. you're one year sober? >> yes. >> what does that mean to you? for for me it's hard, honestly, to accept. only because there still is so much pain and shame behind my actions, that i don't want kudos, i don't want a pat on the back for behaving the way i should behave. ♪ love is just blind >> reporter: jana's turning to music to help with her healing and to inspire others. recently releasing a song called "beautiful lies." ♪ tell me beautiful lies >> i want to explain how this made me feel when i first found
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out about the affairs and the cheating. for me you want to rehash it in song? because it's therapy for me. >> reporter: now they're taking their podcast on tour, hoping that face-to-face transparency could help others dealing with their own imperfect love stories. >> we want to connect with everyone that we're connecting to on the instagram dms. we want to be able to just kind of shed how we've made it work. >> reporter: for "nightline," i'm marci gonzalez in los angeles. >> our thanks to marci. the number of american adults believed to be suffering from sex addiction apparently nearly rivals the number suffering from cardiovascular disease. i think people hear the term sex addiction and they think it's either made up or whatever. but our friend marci there really highlighting and putting some awareness on that. >> experts say more people are addicted to sex than addicted to prescription drugs -- than who abuse prescription drugs.
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aah! aah! >> rrrow! aah! >> rrrow! >> oh my god. >> [ bleep ]. >> no, absolutely not. >> we just can't get enough of that video. our own april fools' day festivities. >> we weren't the only ones. lots of companies got in on the action. our own will gans is here now with more. >> i could just sit here and watch you getting scared over and over. we got time for that? >> out of time. >> it wasn't just deb from accounting with jokes or dad reusing the same pranks from 1984. everyone got in on the april
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fools' action this year from tinder to t-mobile, big brands cashing in on april fools' day. let's start where i wish every news story started, with puppies. >> a new concept store exclusively for dogs. >> puppies and coffee? too good to be true. an april fools' joke brewed up by starbucks. whomp, whomp, whomp. tourism australia pulling off a "koala-ty" prank. a little less cute, the american kennel club gazette announcing this new breed joining the akc, the silver coated pouch terrier, yikes. the u.s. open pulling a doggone prank announcing they're adding puppies to the ball person team for the 2019 for the first time, all breeds welcome. >> just everything you touch is a winner. >> reporter: from puppy love to true love, there's an app for that. tinder announcing a height verification badge so you know that guy you're chatting to isn't 5'9" when he says he's 6'1". t-mobile teasing a portable
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phone booth which only slightly resembles a cardboard box. got an appetite for more? mcdonald's introducing #shakesauce. new milk shake-flavored sauces to dip your fries or nuggets into. hello fresh keeping your treats sweet, making the announcement of the unicorn box complete with pixie pizza, fairy fettucini, and twinkle tacos. this frozen food company announcing gender reveal mozzarella sticks. how cheesy. that's a lot of april fooling. so if you need to sit down to process all of it, try the bean bag onesie, which is tragically also a prank. >> okay, let's get the bean bag. >> i want that. >> i would use that nonstop. >> 100%. >> yes. >> i thought it was a need bedonk-a-donk, oh, that's for the cushion there. >> i wish there was a way for the camera to capture what will and i just said between our
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eyes, i thought it was a nice bedonk-a-donk. >> junk in the trunk maybe. >> all these things have never been said before on this program. >> thank god you're here.
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this morning on "world news now," another woman is accusing joe biden of inappropriately touching her. >> in a new interview she says she thought he was going to kiss her. she's the second woman to come forward in the past few days as others come to biden's defense. also this morning the president's threat. he says he is fully prepared to close the southern border as soon as this week. a move that would affect countless families and deliver a dire blow to the economy. one concern, avocados. if the border closed, the u.s. would run out within weeks. during this autism awareness month, sesame street is making a huge addition to the show for julia, the 4-year-old muppet with autism. you no longer need to drink that morning cup of joe to stay awake.
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we'll explain how you can get a mental boost by just thinking about coffee allegedly. it's tuesday, april 2nd. >> i'm not going to show you the label because they ain't paying the bills around here. >> they're not. because you are bankrolling that place. >> i am. i am. >> so i just -- looking at it i'm still sleepy. >> uh-huh. >> i think it has something to do with the smell but we'll get into that. >> we'll break it all down. they say by just looking at it. >> we made it through april 1st. land mines all around. >> you had to be careful. >> we're going to take a look back -- >> at the best parts of it. >> yes. >> stay tuned for that. we begin this half hour with the latest allegation against former vice president joe biden. a second woman coming forward to accuse him of inappropriate behavior. >> this time it's a former biden touched her face and
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rubbed noses with her at a fund-raiser 10 years ago. ird and incredibly erience lefhn uncomfortable. abc's mary bruce has more. >> reporter: joe biden's would-be campaign facing a major test with two women accusing the former vice president of touching them inappropriately. amy lappos of connecticut tells "the hartford-courant" it happened to her at fund-raiser in 2009. >> he reached over and put his hands behind my head and pulled me close. and i thought, he's going to kiss me. >> reporter: former nevada lawmaker lucy flores says she had a similar encounter with biden at this 2014 campaign event. >> i felt him get closer. he leaned in and was like right behind me on my body. and he leans down, smells my hair, and then plants this big, long kiss on the top of my head. >> reporter: in a statement biden admits in my many years on the campaign trail and in public
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life, i have offered countless handshakes, hugs, expressions of affection, support, and comfort. but says, not once, never, did i believe i acted inappropriately. if it is suggested i did so, i will listen respectfully. but it was never my intention. >> i don't believe that it was a bad intention. i'm not in any way suggesting that i felt sexually assaulted or sexually harassed. i felt invaded. >> reporter: flores, who was a bernie sanders supporter, once appearing in a campaign ad for him, insists this isn't a political hit. biden's behavior has sparked questions before. like this incident in 2015 when biden put his hands on incoming defense secretary ash carter's wife, stephanie, whispering in her ear during her his's swearing-in. now stephanie carter is coming to biden's defense writing in an online post, the joe biden in my picture is a close friend
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helping someone get through a big day, for which i will always be grateful. biden's would-be 2020 rivals are also weighing in. elizabeth warren saying she believes lucy flores. amy klobuchar says she has no reason to doubt her story. they want answers but stopping short of calling this disqualifying. they say it's up to biden to make his own decision. mary bruce, abc news, washington. >> our thanks to mary bruce in washington. a whistle-blower working inside the white house has complained to congress that at least 25 people were granted security clearances despite disqualifying issues that could put national security at risk. >> tricia newbold told the house oversight committee that senior trump administration officials overruled her and other career employees who denied the applications because of concerns of foreign influence -- over foreign influence, conflicts of interest, criminal conduct, and drug use. >> "the new york times" had reported that president trump had ordered officials to approve the security clearance of son-in-law jared kushner. kushner was asked about the latest allegations last night. >> over the last two years that i've been here, i've been accused of all different types of things. all of those things have turned
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out to be false. we've had a lot of crazy accusations, like that we colluded with russia. i complied with all the different investigations. >> republicans have dismissed the whistle-blower's allegations as overblown. democrats plan to subpoena her former supervisor as early as today. president trump is reportedly bringing in an immigration czar to coordinate the administration's policy against several agencies as migrants continue to head to the u.s. in droves. the president is again threatening to close the entire border as early as this week. but no plan has been revealed. abc's danya bacchus has the details. >> reporter: president trump insisting he will shut down the border as soon as this week if mexico doesn't stop the flood of asylum seekers heading to the u.s. >> if they don't stop them, we're closing the border. they'll close it, and we'll keep it closed for a long time. i'm not playing games. >> reporter: customs and border
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patrol estimates over 100,000 migrants were stopped in the border in march, an even higher number expected in april. homeland security secretary kirstjen nielsen announcing 750 customs and border protection officers will be immediately assigned to areas dhs says there's a migrant crisis. >> the president will do everything he can. if closing the ports of entry mean that, that's exactly what he intends to do. >> reporter: chamber of commerce warning 5 million american jobs would be in immediate jeopardy. about 1.7 billion worth of commerce employees across the board every day. 40% of all fruits and vegetables that come into the u.s. are from mexico, which could mean higher prices at the grocery store. one of the places that could be hardest hit, el paso, texas, whose republican mayor says closing the border would be critical to his city. >> $103 billion just in el paso? >> just through our ports here on an annualized basis. back and forth. imports, exports. >> the white house saying it would take something dramatic for the president to not follow through on his border threat. immigration experts believe
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closing official ports would send migrants looking for other ways to enter into the united states. danya bacchus, abc news, los angeles. >> our thanks to danya. as danya mentioned there, nearly half of all of the fruits and vegetables imported to the u.s. are grown in mexico. >> if the president makes good on his threat one expert estimates the u.s. would run out of avocados in three weeks. also a shortage of tomatoes, cucumbers, blackberries, raspberries, and other produce. so a big, lasting impact in lots of areas. boeing needs more time to finish its work on a software fix for a flight control system. that system is suspected of playing a role in the deadly crashes of boeing max jets in indonesia last october and ethiopia last month. boeing expected to complete its work on the system last week, but now the company and the faa says that the work will be completed in the coming weeks. then the faa says the system will be put through a rigorous safety review.
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four people are dead at a business in mandan, north dakota. police are looking for a suspect but say there's no threat to public safety. suicide has been ruled out. the three men and one woman worked for the family owned property management company. there's no word of possible motive. attorney michael avenatti insists justice will be done in his own criminal cases. the lawyer best known for representing adult film star stormy daniels made a court appearance in southern california where he's charged with fraud. he's also facing separate charges in new york for trying to shake down nike. >> i am highly confident -- i am will be done. i appreciate it. >> as avenatti left that impromptu news conference, he was heckled. you probably heard some in the background. a separate unrelated civil case in california accuses avenatti of embezzling money from a client.
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nearly two weeks into spring, winter has come to a popular las vegas hotel. >> the fountains at the bellagio are boasting a "game of thrones" theme, an 800-foot wall of water danced in front of the hotel in time with the drama's theme song. fire-breathing dragons and other images were projected onto the display. the three-minute show ended with a shadow of the night king, but did not give away any hint for the season. i love the fountains of bellagio. cool to stand there and see those shows there. >> yeah, i mean, very cool because obviously "game of thrones" begins april 13th. >> how i haven't heard. >> if you haven't heard. so the countdown is on. >> it is. >> get ready. coming up, you might need to check that. the tsa is out with the latest crop of outrageous confiscated items, including a perfume bottle shaped like a grenade. first the mounting search in louisiana for a 15-year-old girl whom police believe may have run
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off with her 47-year-old neighbor.
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the funnel appeared after a heavy rainstorm, terrifying some residents. you can see why. it damaged more than a dozen homes along the country's west coast. there were no reported injuries. very scary looking. one of the world's largest cruise ships suffers its second mishap this year and it wasn't even moving. >> eight people were hurt when a crane fell on "the oasis of the seas" as it sat in dock in the bahamas. no passengers were on rou royal caribbean cruise said the it last shipped on sunday. in january an oasis cruise was cut short due to a norovirus outbreak. the fbi is involved in the search for a 15-year-old student in louisiana. >> police believe she may have run off with her neighbor, a 47-year-old divorced man for whom she used to babysit. >> reporter: louisiana police and the fbi in a desperate search for 15-year-old
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spell. police believe she may have run away with her 47-year-old maybe. they fear she may have dyed her hair in disguise. the missing teen was last spotted thursday getting off her school bus. spell's family telling abc news the teenager was a babysitter for the man's kids seen here smiling in a selfie with the 47-year-old. they claim they alerted police after seeing numerous texts to their daughter. police are not commenting. authorities have put out a call for the public, friends, classmates to come forward with any information on where these two might be. marcus moore, abc news, houston. >> our thanks to marcus. a san diego-area hospital is accused of secretly recording patients in its women's health center. >> the lawsuit alleges the motion-activated cameras captured obstetric and gynecological procedures, but also the women undressing. this allegedly happened in 2012 and 2013 and involved 1,800 patients. >> according to court documents, sharp grossmont hospital claims the recordings were part of an investigation into employee drug theft.
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>> obviously none of the women gave consent. the three motion-activated video cameras were mounted on drug carts in three operating rooms. i mean, imagine how violated you would feel after finding that out. >> the question now is who has the videos, who's seen the videos? it's a massive invasion of privacy. >> so many people involved. tulsa police say they nabbed an alleged drunk driver with the goods in her car. >> officers say they saw her damaged car driving on a rim and pulled it over. you see why they would pull that car over. they say they found a full margarita in a cup holder. in addition to a felony dui charge, police think she crashed into something. with good reason. she could face hit-and-run charges if they figure out what it was. and a late-night taco bell run landed a wisconsin man in trouble and in the hospital. >> take a look at this video. >> whoa! >> oh my goodness. that's a roundabout.
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his car goes speeding across the roundabout. >> nothing that car went around about. >> it didn't stop until it slammed into a taco bell drive-thru. he is hurt but expected to recover. he's also facing a drunk driving charge. no one else was injured. i mean, we see that video and we're certainly not making light of it, but people are impaired, allegedly impaired, behind the wheel, it puts everyone on the road in danger. >> it does. roundabouts are confusing. and also i think people need to remember there are apps now to get you food. so if you got the munchies in the middle of the night. >> there are also apps to take you home. >> and to take you to the drive-thru. >> yes. you can add a stop, add a stop. >> we're trying to help the folk. >> the folk. >> trying to help them. coming up next half hour, the stunning announcement from veteran tv journalist deborah norville. hear what she's now revealing about a new health battle thanks to what one of her viewers spotted on her neck. first the new addition on "sesame street." what julia, the 4-year-old
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muppet, is teaching us all about kids with autism. that's next on "world news now."
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♪ ♪ sunny day sweeping the clouds away ♪ oh, sunny days on "sesame street." my favorite song? ♪ you never know who you'll meet ♪ you never know who you'll meet on sesame street ♪ >> you think -- >> that's how some of the episodes start off so parents may recognize it, and it's true, so we're introducing you to sesame street's newest addition. >> her name is julia, the first muppet with autism. as we enter into autism awareness month, she's been given an expanded role on the classic children's program. here's abc's paula faris. ♪ sunny day sweeping the clouds away ♪ >> reporter: it's one of the most well-known streets of all-time. with some of our favorite ding
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and now julia. >> hello, it's so nice to meet you. >> hello. >> reporter: julia, a 4-year-old muppet with autism, moved to sesame street in 2017. >> hi, julia. i'm big bird. nice to meet you. oh. julia? >> julia came to be as part of a initiative we call, see amazing in all children. we developed that initiative to reduce the stigma around autism. >> reporter: and now during autism awareness month, sesame street is expanding julia's role and introducing her family. ♪ i love my family >> reporter: teaching all of us about the disorder that touches 1 in 59 children and their families here in the u.s. >> what kind of things have you learned from julia? >> elmo learned from julia that everybody is a little bit different. julia has autism. and that makes julia different.
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but it's really cool that everybody's a litt and elmo and julia have a lot in common and we have a lot of fun together. >> reporter: meet julia's art teacher mom, saxophone-playing dad, and pet dog, rose. >> here comes rose! >> reporter: and then there's her protective older brother, sam. >> what do you want people to know about your sister julia, sam? >> oh, just because julia has autism, she does things a little bit differently. and it may take a few tries to get to know julia, but just because she doesn't respond doesn't mean she doesn't want to be friends. >> reporter: julia's family is one that so many can relate to. >> what lessons do you want people to take away? >> we know families that have children on the spectrum. they face unique challenges. but more importantly, there's so much they share. so many impacted with autism. it's really nice. >> that show is fantastic.
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we watch a lot of it at my
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♪ peanut butter jelly time ♪ peanut butter jelly time ♪ where ya at where ya at >> where ya at? you guys, it is natural peanut butter and jelly day. >> peanut butter jelly time! peanut butter jelly and a baseball bat! i'm already winded. ♪ where ya at where ya at ♪ where ya at where ya at ♪ peanut butter jelly peanut butter jelly ♪ we're pumped. natural peanut butter and jelly day. we've seen got these sandwiches here, premade. >> that your children would never eat because it's on this nice -- what's this, pumpernickel? >> they haven't cut off the crusts or nothing. >> peanut butter and jelly for adults. >> it's even chunky peanut butter. >> awesome, the good stuff.
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>> jelly, jelly! can we just keep this going? >> we have a lot to get to in "the mix" but this is too much fun. >> yeah! >> all right. we're going to move on. >> thanks, guys. thanks, guys. >> apparently just looking at coffee and dancing will keep you awake. >> i believe that. >> so this is a new study. but i think people are around it, they smell the coffee. >> the aroma. >> the aroma and that's what it is. looking at a cup of coffee in the morning enough to perk us up, a new study found. the effect can be sparked by just thinking of anything that reminds us of a latte or espresso. >> what's your favorite? >> i don't drink coffee at all. all this is pure and natural, folks. pure and natural. >> and this is all caffeinated >> just like me being a built man. >> a built man.
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>> yes. >> a natural built man. tsa has unveiled the wildest things it's confiscated this year. at the top of the list, the crazy lift all toetogethaltoget glove like freddie krueger style. >> freddie krueger done left his glove at tsa. >> a gun guitar. shaped like a gun. you see that. a grenade perfume bottle. it's perfume. it looks like a grenade. sorry, ma'am, you're not boarding with that. brass knuckle purse. okay. a lighter in a bullet, interesting. >> also interesting, listen to this woman here. what does she sound like to you? take a listen. [ siren ] >> that's a car alarm coming out of that woman's mouth. that's how she wakes up her husband in the morning. >> a super dog gets pumped every time somebody makes a basketball. >> he growls. like that.
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this morning on "world news now," security concerns at the white house. dozens of staffers were given security clearances that were initially denied. overnight the president's adviser and son-in-law defends his own clearance as democrats take action. breaking overnight, chaos breaking out at a vigil for murdered rapper nipsey hussle. several people are being hurt after being trampled as police close in on a murder suspect. new this half hour the major announcement from whole foods. >> the market known as whole paycheck is cutting prices as its owner amazon makes more changes. ahead in the "the skinny," ryan seacrest says this is the most talented top 20 in "american idol" history. which contestants hit the right notes and which judges hit the floor. >> whoo! it's tuesday, april 2nd. katy perry falling on down.
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>> and whole paycheck coming down. >> i can't wait to talk about that, i got some things to say. >> i got some things to say. we've got a lot to get to this morning. we begin this half hour with democrats demanding answers after a white house whistle-blower voiced concern over security clearances. >> a career government employee on the job for nearly two decades say administration officials granted security clearances to more than two dozen people whose applications were initially denied. there's speculation president trump's son-in-law, jared kushner, may be among them. last night kushner brushed aside the allegations. >> over the last two years that i've been here, i've been accused of all different types of things. all those things have turned out to be false. we've had a lot of crazy accusations like that we colluded with russia. i complied with all the different investigations. >> the whistle-blower made her complaint during a private interview with the house oversight committee. abc's kyra phillips has the details. >> reporter: a whistle-blower
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working inside the white house tells congress top officials authorized security clearances for at least 25 people whose applications had been denied for reasons including foreign influence, conflicts of interest, concerning personal conduct, financial problems, drug use, and criminal conduct. tricia newbold, who has worked in the white house personnel security office for 18 years, warns the situation could impact national security. she says among those 25 people, two very senior white house officials with significant disqualifying factors, including foreign influence and outside activities. a memo released from the house oversight committee doesn't name names, and earlier this year president trump denied he had overruled security officials to secure a top-secret clearance for his son-in-law, jared kushner. >> did you tell general kelly or anyone else in the white house to overrule security officials? >> no, i don't think i have the authority to do that -- i'm not sure i do -- >> you do.
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>> i wouldn't do it. jared's a good -- i was -- i was never involved with his security. >> reporter: ivanka trump doubled down in this interview with "the view's" abby huntsman. >> the president had no involvement pertaining to my clearance or my husband's clearance, zero. >> reporter: but just days after that interview, "the new york times" reported the president had in fact ordered his former chief of staff, john kelly, to grant kushner that top-secret clearance. no comment from the white house, but house republicans are pushing back saying that newbold had trouble recalling specific details during her testimony. democrats are preparing to subpoena her former supervisor. kyra phillips, abc news, the white house. >> our thanks to kyra. today is the deadline house democrats have set for attorney general william barr to turn over robert mueller's full report to congress. >> barr said the report will not be available to lawmakers until mid-april. he said he's still in the process of removing grand jury
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testimony and classified information. but house judiciary chairman jerry nadler wants to see the unredacted findings from the russia investigation. democrats plan to vote on wednesday to subpoena barr and several former white house officials. president trump celebrated his sweeping criminal justice overhaul at the white house joined by several former inmates. he said the bipartisan first step act will give countless current and former prisoners a second chance at life. alice marie johnson, whose sentence the president commuted following a personal appeal by kim kardashian, thanked the president and one of his favorite targets. >> i thank everyone in this room for your prayers, and i also want to thank the media for being so kind to me. because you have really -- you have really helped magnify my story. >> are you sure? >> yes, she's sure. johnson was released from prison last year. she was a first-time nonviolent drug offender who was sentenced to life in prison without parole. breaking overnight, chaos at
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a vigil for slain rapper nipsey hussle. hundreds gathered outside his clothing store, the site where the hip-hop star and anti-violence activist was murdered. a number of people were injured trying to get away. the confusion came amid new details about hussle's killing. law enforcement sources tell abc news he appears to have been targeted and he likely knew his killer. police are identifying the suspect as 29-year-old l.a. resident eric holder. hussle was in a gang growing up but it's not known if the killing is gang related. people have been posting pictures on social media of other possible suspects. an emotional scene in a new york courtroom just hours ago as a suspect was found guilty of murder of a young woman. >> we, the jury, find the defendant guilty. >> that reaction from family and friend of karina vetrano who was
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killed while out running near her home in the summer of 2016. chanel lewis, the man convicted, will be sentenced in two weeks. he faces life in prison without parole. lewis' defense attorney is vowing to appeal the conviction. a second woman is accusing former vice president joe biden of inappropriate behavior saying he was disrespectful of her personal boundaries. this time it's a former congressional aide who says biden touched her face and rubbed noses with her at a fund-raiser ten years ago. she's speaking out as biden faces fallout from another complaint. abc's mary bruce has more from washington. >> reporter: joe biden's would-be presidential campaign is facing a major test with two women accusing him of touching them inappropriately. amy lappos tells the hartford courant that biden touched her. describing the scene to our affiliate wtnh -- >> then he reached over and put his hands behind my head and pulled me close. and i thought, he's going to kiss me. >> reporter: former nevada lawmaker lucy flores said she
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had a similar encounter with biden at a 2014 campaign event. >> i felt him get closer. he leaned in and was like right behind me on my body. and he leans down, smells my hair, and then plants this big, long kiss on the top of my head. >> reporter: in a statement biden admits, quote, in my many years on the campaign trail and in public life i have offered countless handshakes, hugs, expressions of affection, support, and comfort. but he says, not once, never, did i believe i acted inappropriately. if it is suggested i did so, i will listen respectfully. but it was never my intention. >> i was pretty grossed out by his statement. i was actually more offended by his statement than by what he did. i feel like that is "a" not accepting any responsibility. "b," we all know that he does that. >> reporter: and biden's would-be 2020 rivals are also weighing in.
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elizabeth warren says she believes flores. amy klobuchar says she has no reason to doubt her story. they're stopping short of calling this disqualifying saying it's up to biden to make his own decision. mary bruce, abc news, washington. a coroner's report says a murdered university of south carolina student was stabbed to death. samantha josephson was last seen alive getting into a vehicle she thought was her uber. it wasn't. now the driver, nathaniel david rowland is charged with josephson's death. her father says she's going to dedicate his life to increasing the safety of ridesharing vehicles. whole foods says it is cutting prices on hundreds of grocery items. the supermarket chain's owner amazon wants to change the expensive image. some have called the chain whole paycheck. amazon cut prices after it bought whole foods two years ago. it offers discounts to amazon prime customers. whole foods says the price cuts go into effect tomorrow and average about 20%. what did you have to say about this? >> i got some things to say. i will admit that food is so fresh. >> it is. >> you go in there, the hot bar is good, you can't leave without --
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>> organic selection for days. >> you can't leave without paying less than $100 on four items. >> right, right. >> so -- >> you have to supplement it with other stores. >> that was trying to use our amazon discount, we'd go there, it's a whole thing. the fact that they're trying to do something to lower the prices to make sure everyone of different socioeconomic backgrounds can partake in whole foods, that's a good thing. >> we appreciate you. >> told you i had something to say. a reporter's vanishing act is going viral. >> tamara cohen made an unscheduled appearance, oops, on sky news' brexit coverage. she walks into the live shot just as great britain's attorney general is getting out of the car, then cohen was gone. >> some twitter users said it ls thugh a trap door. business and not tweeted about shots of our own. >> yes, we feel you, girl. >> when the photographer says, get out of the way, you get out of the way. make sure to get that shot. >> right, you got one chance. >> she's like, boop! yeah, that was a good one. coming up, the high school
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student who just got accepted to every single ivy league school. first, how a television viewer may have just saved the life of journalist deborah norville. the surgery she's set to undergo. and later in "the skinny," what's being called the best top 20 ever in the history of "american idol." you're watching "world news now." you're watching "world news now." ok i'll admit. i didn't keep my place as clean as i would like 'cuz i'm way too busy.
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mother nature decided to get a little closer to glacier watchers in iceland. part of a glacier broke off and fell into the surrounding lagoon. that triggered huge waves which sent tourists running. no one was hurt. they got quite a sight. the number of measles cases this year is far ahead of last year. >> the cdc says the u.s. has had as many cases in the first three months of 2019 as in all of last year. and it's the most since five years ago. many of the people who get measles have not been vaccinated. the disease is extremely contagious but the vaccine is 97% effective. turning now to the health scare for deborah norville. >> the long-time television
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journalist has made a stunning announcement after taking a brief leave of absence, and it's all thanks to one of our viewers. >> when you work on television, viewers comment on everything. your hair, your makeup, the dress you're wearing. >> reporter: a stunning announcement from "inside edition's" deborah norville. >> a long time ago an "inside edition" viewer reached out to say she'd seen something on my neck. it was a lump. >> reporter: the long-time journalist who's been on air 40 years revealing her own personal battle with thyroid cancer after an eagle-eyed viewer spotted a telltale sign. >> for years it was nothing, until recently it was something. >> reporter: that lump was initially diagnosed as just a nodule. but now norville says the diagnosis has changed. >> the doctor says it's a very localized form of cancer. >> reporter: according to the cdc, 48,000 people are diagnosed with thyroid cancer in the u.s. each year, and women are three times more likely than men to be affected.
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though a lump on the neck is the most common sign, other symptoms include trouble breathing, difficulty swallowing, and hoarseness. for norville the decision to get the lump checked helped doctors act quickly. and the 60-year-old mother of three says she's ready to start treatment. >> there will be no chemo, i'm told no radiation. but i will have surgery and i'll be away for a bit. if you believe in prayer, please say one for me and for my surgeon, and i thank you very much. >> i'll definitely send a prayer for deborah norville. she's been on tv for decades and she's a legend. you think about some of the symptoms there. hoarseness especially. she probably thought, that's because of talking so much. >> even though about half of people will get a thyroid nodule like the one norville has before they turn 60, only about 5% turn out to be cancerous. >> and this is serious. but insomniacs, if you see something, say something. depending on what it is, right? >> yeah, yeah. >> just saying, help me out. but don't be mean, though. >> right. >> we don't want twitter trolls. >> play nice. reining "american idol" he 20 contestants.
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♪ the skinny the skinny >> time for "the skinny" starting with some of the best performances yet in season 17 of "american idol." >> our own "idol" superfan will gans is here now wrapping up the latest of last night's action. >> five hours of "idol" in two days. >> wow. >> marathon. >> that's been my life. >> yeah. >> i wouldn't have it any other way. good morning. the contestants are back in los angeles delivering performances that ryan seacrest says are the best top 20 performances in the history of the show, ever. and leading that charge, alejandro aranda who sang post malone and earned serious compliments from the judges, take a look. ♪ so many thoughts going through my brain ♪ ♪ i'm taking these shots like it's novocain ♪ >> i am not worthy to critique you.
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i don't know if this show, in the history of the whole show, has ever had somebody like you, in my opinion. >> those some are big words, you guys. and ryan seacrest shared a clip of that performance on his personal instagram page. and i'm not saying that he's playing favorites. >> but? >> but detective will is on the case. >> yeah, thank you. >> that's shady. another performance worth shouting out. jeremiah lloyd harmon who covered bob dylan, take a look at this one. ♪ i've known it from the moment that we met ♪ ♪ i know down in my mind it's where you belong ♪ >> but in true "idol" fashion the standout star of the night rformances.aty perry, who had ta look at the craziness. >> iwa boyfriend here, i want a glass
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of wine in my hand. the way that like celine dion does it when she just goes -- please, if you dress like harry potter and you sing? you will win this show! >> "idol" is back sunday night for the all-star duets round featuring celebrity duet partners like jason mraz, pat benatar, shaggy. and julia michaels. >> that show is going to be seven hours long, i heard. >> right. >> cool. >> which is exactly how i like it. >> our thanks to will. >> thank you, guys. next, we're all recovering from april fools' day. some of us more than others. >> we made it. quite a few celebrities got in on the fun. perhapndosbl the cruelest was tom brady. the patriots' qb tweeted out two words that nearly shut down the internet. i'm retiring. he went on to say, in my spare time i'll be tweeting #lfg, let's frickin' go. >> justin bieber instagramed images of a sonogram and his
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wife hailey baldwin in a doctor's office. that led to lots of questions. then he shared this puppy sonogram, admitting it was all a joke. >> dr. phil got in on the action, showing images of what appear to be him shaving off his trademark moustache. >> a whole new man. >> he captioned the photo, "well, i did it." but is it real? you decide. >> looks like it to me. finally, luann, you know luann, the countess. >> oh, yes. >> "real housewives of new york." dropped this bombshell saying she's moving to l.a.? which one would she join, beverly hills or o.c.? >> to a mega listing by bruce willis. >> the "die hard" star has listed his sprawling beachfront estate in turks and caicos for a ping $33 million. >> wow. the home is spread across three houses, over seven acres, boasts 11 total bedrooms, 7,000 square feet of deck space surrounding two swimming pools, a beachfront yoga pavilion, children's playground, and coconut, papaya, banana trees. that "die hard" money is so good. >> dreaming about this one.
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welcome back. and it wasn't your average welcome home from qatar for one air force captain returning home to texas. >> captain manny lamson knew how much his 3-year-old son loves firefighters, and so that set the stage for one of the most touching reunions we've ever seen. here's abc's david muir. >> reporter: the abilene fire department answering a call. the truck pulling up to the lamsons house. that's 3-year-old conner. he is obsessed with fire trucks. his dad has been away for a while. u.s. air force captain manny lamson in the middle east for the last six months. on this day the firefighters step in to help. conner has brought cookies to the firehouse, so they brought the truck to him. a fist bump. they lift him into the driver's seat.
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then the back door -- one more fireman. kneeling down, lifting up his helmet, was conner's dad. with lots of kisses for dad, and conner kept putting his hands to his father's face. it was really him. the fire department writing, welcome home, captain manny lamson. for conner, welcome home, dad. another son in texas is getting heaps of praise this morning over an accomplishment that's enough to make even the smartest among us feel like slackers. >> 17-year-old houston high school senior jeremy bootway has managed to get accepted into 15 different colleges and universities, including all eight ivy league schools. >> what?
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all eight ivy league schools. he did it the old-fashioned way, keeping his nose to the grindstone, earning a 4.51 grade point average. >> wow. of course the big question is, which school will he choose? as of right now jeremy says he's not sure, but all of those schools will be lucky to have him. >> jeremy, we're impressed. >> we are. >> he is the valedictorian of his class, with a 4.51 i hope he is. because otherwise, what's it all for? >> i wonder which one he'll pick, though? hopefully he'll -- i'm not sure what his major is going to be. he's a smart guy so he'll figure it out. >> i guess he will. >> congrats to him. >> congrats to you, jeremy. >> don't miss our updates on facebook. at wnnfans.com. >> stay with us, so much fun and news and fun is next.
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have a great tuesday. morning, security clearance questions. >> we've had a lot of crazy accusations. >> jared kushner speaks out overnight after a white house insider accuses the trump administration of putting national security at risk reversing security clearance denials for staffers despite serious disqualifications. what could happen next? breaking overnight, a vigil for murdered music star nipsey hussle turning violent. the sudden chaos that triggered this stampede. several people injured as police announce a suspect in the brazen daylight shooting. the manhunt right now. cheers erupting in court after a late night conviction in the case of a woman murdered while

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