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this morning on "world news now," donald trump's proposed test. the republican nominee rolls out his plan to test anyone looking to stay in the u.s. trump is touching upon other topics in his foreign policy speech and is being accused of revisionist history. >> severe weather across multiple regions overnight. a storm system in the midwest spurred a damaging tornado in indiana as the flood waters in louisiana continue to rise even after the rains have gone. and police have arrested a suspected arsonist wanted for the california wildfire. thousands forced to leave their homes as the flames keep rooring. >> in rio they were sliding away at the track. the heavy rain putting a damper on some
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but that's okay. there's an unofficial game song stuck in everyone's head. it's the polite pump up jam taking the games by storm. we promise not to practice those moves. whether the fans like it or not, that's the jam as we rock out on this tuesday, august 16th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> it took like two seconds breaking that promise. >> shortest lived promise ever. >> it does get into your head. >> all right. we'll have more on the pump up song coming up. this morning we're going to start with donald trump's plan to crush isis starting with a new test for prospective immigrants. >> trump is proposing tough new measures aimed at weeding out people who don't embrace what he calls a tolerant american society. he accused others of allowing
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isis to thrive. trump said he's willing to partner with russia or any country that wants to help defeat the islamic state. >> reporter: donald trump proposing a test for anyone who wants to immigrate to the united states. >> i call it extreme vetting. i call it extreme, extreme vetting. >> reporter: trump declaring the u.s. should only admit people who, quote, share our values. >> we must also screen out any who have hostile attitudes toward our country or its principles or who believe that sharia law should supplant american law. those who do not believe in our constitution or who support bigotry and hatred will not be admitted. >> reporter: trump offering few specifics about the test and how it would be implemented. >>
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continue. >> reporter: a speech full of trump pillars he's mentioned before, like the temporary ban on foreign muslims. >> we'll have to temporarily suspend immigration from some of the most dangerous and volatile regions of the world that have a history of exporting terrorism, not for us. >> reporter: the gop nominee citing a single foreign policy stance as one reason he's ready for the job. >> i was an opponent of the iraq war from the beginning. >> reporter: but that's not true. listen to what trump told howard stern before the war started. >> are you for invading iraing ? >> yes, i dwesz so. i wish the first time it was done correctly. >> reporter: trump suggesting hillary clinton is not up to the task.
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physical stamina to take on isis. >> reporter: trump providing no isis to back up that claim as he tries to reset and show he can be a state'sman after weeks of fights, distractions and sinking poll numbers. >> you'd better elect me, folks. i'll never speak to you again. can you imagine -- ck2an you imagine how badly i'll feel if i spent all of that money, all of this energy, all of this time and lost? >> reporter: tom llamas, abc news, ho clinton started slamming trump before his speech saying he's all over the place on isis. she followed up with tweets blasting trump for lack of knowledge on foreign policy. clinton appeared with the vice president. we'll have more on this ahead in this half hour. severe weather hammering parts
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in central indiana, a tornado. the city of brownsberg west of indianapolis appears to have gotten the worst of it. despite the damage, no one was hurt. in southern louisiana, more than 10,000 residents are spending another night in a shelter because their homes are damaged by flood waters. at least seven people have died in the flood. the national guard said it rescued nearly 8,000 people and 1200 pets. the rain has finally stopped, but the flooding continues as rivers crest downstream. a suspect has been arrested for allegedly starting a wildfire in northern california. the fast moving blaze has destroyed nearly 175 homes and businesses and forced thousands from their homes. the man is being held on 17 counts of arson. officials estimate the fire has caused at least $10 million in damages. the governor has declared a state of emergency. police officers are out in full force in milwaukee after two nights of violent unrest.
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around a city park that's closed from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. that's where protest started. the city imposed a 10 p.m. curfew for young people. there have been about a half a dozen arrests overnight amid relative calm. let's get to the olympics. mother nature had her stay. >> a downpour stopped the track and field events. the main entertainment was a d.j. playing tunes like singing in the rain, or on the flip side, "i can't stand the rain". >> missy? ♪ i can't stand the rain >> if you love or hate the rain, there were songs for you. >> people were wearing the ponchos. the u.s. raised the total of medals to 65. that's 29 ahead of china. the american's gold medal count held at 26 thanks to some
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upsets. >> reporter: an amazing finish in the women's 40 0 meter finals. shaunae miller upset allyson felix who was trying to become the only woman to win five gold medals in track and field. miller diving across the finish line, hitting the ground and hitting gold. felix was second. in the finals of the men's 800 meters, kenya defended the olympic title. clayton murphy won the bronze on his first trip of the olympics. simone biles didn't hit her usual gold on monday. she grabbed the balance beam costing her what could have been her fourth gold medal at the games. she had to settle for a bronze. her teammate laurie hernandez won silver. and shbiles has the chance at gd today in the flor exercise finals. in the
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sam kendricks soared to the bronze. no medal for the u.s. men's beach volleyball teem after the american duo was eliminated by the brazilians. an american driver advancing with a third place finish. and in the women's 300 meter steeple chase, taking home the bronze medal beating her own best time, a u.s. record, and becoming the first american woman to win a medal, coburn. >> a few upsets but not a bad day for the u.s. and michael phelps and katie ledecky decided to go back in time. >> do you remember this photo? that's a 9-year-old ledecky getting an autograph from phelps ten years ago. >> how cool is that? >> that's great. look how excited she
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that's back when phelps had only six goeld medals. >> on monday it was a flip-flop. >> they have come full circle. phelps continued on. >> yeah. he didn't stop at six. >> no. >> he continues to rack them up. >> cool photo. coming up, what really may have set off the scare that brought jfk airport to a standstill. >> and the final five in gymnastics tell us how they stay relaxed in the olympics spotlight, and the one food they can't wait to get when they get home. what music do we listen to we walk onto the set here? check out our instagram insta stories today. what do you think diane's favorite one was for today?
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so as you watch and listen to all that chaos at new york's jfk from sunday night, think about this. it was all caused by usain bo bolt's historic sprint. authorities say celebrations from people watching the olympics games likely mistaken for gunshots. the noise startled passengers and forced the evacuation one of terminal. bolt
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first three olympics games, and probably the first to clear out a terminal. and guantanamo bay detainees are transferred from the facility during the obama administration. the administration faces mossive opposition. 61 detainees are still there. >> the vice president hit the campaign trail for the first time joining hillary clinton in his hometown in pennsylvania. >> the vice president said trump is the least prepared major party candidate to run for president. >> reporter: hillary clinton and joe biden in pennsylvania taking turns taking swipes at donald trump. >> friends should not let friends vote for trump. >> he can't be trusted. >>
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saying he doesn't trust trump with the nuclear codes. >> no major party nominee in the history of the united states of america has -- don't cheer. quiet. just listen. has known less or been less prepared to deal with our national security than donald trump. he doesn't seem to want to learn it. >> reporter: it is biden's first time on the campaign trail with clinton. the two united in their fight against trump and their friendship. >> during her years after secretary of state, once a week we'd have breakfast at my home. i became the obama whisperer. she'd look at me and say, what did he mean by that? he loves her. >> reporter: a hometown hero here in scranton. biden hoping to win over blue collar
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on. here in the rust belt clinton out front in key battle ground states. a slim five point lead in ohio. in pennsylvania, she's up by 11, and in wisconsin, she tops trump by 15 points. her supporters feeling more confident by the day. and hillary clinton will be spending more time in the rust belt. she's be in philadelphia talking to voters. she's in ohio talking about the economy. these are the states that could decide the election. coming up in the next half hour, celebrities blowing up social media by doing pushups. is this a new ice bucket challenge? that's in the skinny. first, the final five team usa ea usa's golden girls of gymnast s gymnastics, open up what it's like watching their parents watch them compete. we're entertained. we'll find out what they think. you're watching "world news now."
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simone biles says she's keeping things in perspective after taking home bronze in the balance beam. >> making one mistake on what's called a front tuck, almost falling off the beam. she's saying the rest of the routine was still pretty good. she says i can't be disappointed in myself. >> that's true. we sat down with biles and the rest of the final five in rio talking about the pressure of performing and their lives outside of the spotlight. >> reporter: you guys have done extremely well. you can't celebrate too much. can you celebrate at all? >> i think you celebrate after your scores come up and you get the medal, but then after that it's just kind of like go again. >> reporter: you can't let the excitement of victory interfere with the mental --
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laughing at me because you're like i got this. >> we all have nerves, but at this point it's auto pilot. we've done these routines so many times. once we go out and salute, it's one more. >> we're not going to change a thing. it's working well. >> reporter: tell me what it was like seeing your families. >> i saw them go viral on the video. that was my way of keeping up with them. they get so nervous and so do all our parents. they want us to do well. they now how much hard work goes into it. i feel bad after seeing the videos how stressed they were. >> reporter: it was extra special when this happened. an emotional reunion at the family home. the first time any of the final five have seen their parents since coming to rio over three weeks ago. the first chance for that special hug since winning gold. >> i got my medals here to show you guys. >> reporter: and the first chance to show off the new
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hardware. >> what else was i supposed to do? >> reporter: a moment to hug and to regroup at the family home where parents are pampered with salon treatments and even laundry services to help ease their competition stress. >> go usa. >> reporter: and for the team, they say it's their incredible sister hood that keeps them loose and laughing as they enter the home stretch on this remarkable journey. >> the bond we saw and we're looking at right now, it's remarkable. what do you attribute that to? >> we've been together for so long. we're so ready. it's almost like a stress reliever that we get to go and compete, because we're just not stressed. we're so ready. it's fun when we go out there and we don't have to think about anything. that's how we have fun. >> reporter: can i ask you a lightning round? >> yeah. >> reporter: celebrity you most want to meet now that you're famous? >> carrie underwood. >> zac efron. >> or blake live
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her. >> i would love to go shopping with her. >> yeah. let's go shopping. >> reporter: first food you're going to eat. >> pizza. >> ice cream. >> reporter: tv show you want to get back and binge watch. >> i have no idea. i've been watching "modern family". i'm ready to go to sleep right now though. maybe i'll be the first person to fall asleep in an interview. >> reporter: i like her analysis. i just want to sleep. her parents are my favorite to watch. >> her parents were so fun to watch during the whole thing. >> her mother especially. >> biles has another opportunity at gold. >> so does ali. they have floor routines coming up. >> biles is pretty good. >> and ali is the current gold medal holder. she won last time around. >> we'll see how they work that out and then go get
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coming up, the bizarre song that's the talk of the olympics. >> we'll get into it in the mix, next.
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for free. limited time offer in stores now. time now for the mix. so far a lot of people watching the olympics. rio has given us con tach natam waters, tvs falling down, armed robberies. what's going on? we have an answer. listen to this. ♪ this, ladies and gentlemen, is the olympics song called "let's get into it" by a brazilian singer. >> it's catchy. >> it obviously goes after the melody of "we will rock you" by queen. >> are they playing it everywhere? >> they are playing it everywhere. they're trying to enco
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themselves, not to smoke in the arena and not take flash photograp photography. be a good human and get into it. it's not even the right sill balls. >> you might not be able to recognize the original song after this. >> the singer has a walking boot on. she may have gotten a little too into it. >> it's a wonderful song. and you're welcome for that ear worm that's just planted in your ear. there's this wonderful cat that was trying to scratch his post and do a jump and it was captured on photo, and then it's become this weird internet meme. the japanese cat found out that multitasking is hard for it to do. the seven-year-old kitty there. >> street fighter. >> welcome back street fighter. is that riv
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>> a kick line, perhaps. >> okay. the internet is loving this. >> all right. so cats and memes are always a good thing together. how about bagels and muffins together? a bagel and a muffin. >> this super 8 motel that you're going to take at a look at right now is going through some demolitions. according to their sign they needed to do everything to kill a rodent problem. no matter -- there you see the sign. >> it says that must have been -- >> there was a spider. it's all okay now. >> points for super 8. >> they're being funny, but the song from rio is contagious. >> stuck in your head? >> it gets stuck in your brain. >> it makes you want to get into it. ♪ help us keep the arena clean
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this morning on "world news now," the death toll is rising overnight. tens of thousands can't go home for those able to return, it's a mess. we have the latest from the flood zone. >> vetting values for visas. it would be the new normal under a donald trump administration. tougher standards for those looking to come to america, but how would it work and what's hillary clinton saying about trump's latest plans? >> and new this half hour, a bizarre scene outside a walmart. >> a store employee confronted by an angry monkey. mixing it up before the monkey's owner jumps in. and pushups for a good cause. the social media challenge filling up your feeds that's being done by celebrities.


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