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this morning on "world news now." after nine years behind bars, o.j. simpson will be a free man. >> the nation once again transfixed as simpson's fate hung in the balance. what we are learning about his desire to live conflict free and out of the spotlight. look at the scenes after a major earthquake strikes, taking several lives, popular resort towns rocked by the violent shaking, witnesses describing the horrifying moments that seemed to last forever. and back here at homes, severe summer storms bringing gusts so powerful you can see this car getting lifted up off the ground. and revenge of the nerves, comic-con under way in san d
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of all times. we'll preview some of the events and get a look at some of the best or rather the worst costumes, including the man who calls himself the world's most useless super hero. it's time for us to geek out. it's friday, july 21st. from abc news, this is world news now. >> that is always such a fun event in san diego. i always, when i used to live there tried to dress up and go to comic-con. >> you've been there several times? >> yeah, in the gas lamp area and realize that everybody else can dress up much better than i can. >> when you said geek up, i wondered how that differs from any other morning. >> we're going to start with the big news, o.j. simpson making the case that he should go free after serving nearly nine years in prison. >> relief on simpson's face as parole board membe
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will be released. it came after he expressed contrition for his crime. matt gutman with details. >> reporter: o.j. simpson, now 70, walking into that hearing room, slimmed down and relaxed and easing into ha seat and answering why he robbed his friend, a memorabilia collector and another man in 2007, he seemed to relitigate the crime with a flash of anger. >> so you believe that the property was yours? >> it's been ruled legally by the state of california that it's my property and they've given it to me. >> reporter: that drunken night earning him a 33 year sentence. he had been a model inmate, he made the case he was one of the best prisoners ever here. >> i don't think i could have represented this prison, i don't think any inmate has ever represented it better than i. i did my time. i tried to be helpful to everybody.
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tears from simpson as his accuser made a plea on his behalf. >> this is a good man. he made a mistake. and if he called me tomorrow and said, bruce, i'm getting out, will you pick me up? juice, i'll be here tomorrow. i mean that, brother. >> reporter: simpson in his sight, tears of gratitude. >> and lastly, i'd like you to know that we've received hundreds of letters in support and opposition. and while we always encourage public input, the majority of the opposition letters are asking us to consider your 1995 acquittal and subsequent civil judgment, however these items will not be considered in this case. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you, ma'am. >> reporter: and his last words, the closest he comes to a full apology. >> i'm sorry it happened. i'm sorry to nevada. i wish, i wish
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called me. i thought i was glad to get my stuff back, but it wasn't worth it, nine years away from your family is just, just not worth it, and i'm sore ey. >> reporter: in the end, the decision unanimous, read one by one. >> considering all these factors, my goal is to grant your parole when effective. >> i agree to grant parole. >> mr. simpson, i do vote to grant parole when eligible. and that will conclude this hearing. >> thank you. >> thank you, thank you. [ applause ] >> reporter: as he was being escorted out, that heavy steel door closing behind him, you can see him clenching his fist saying oh, god, oh, god, moments before he had said thank you to his victim, bruce. and now the words, i'll call
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you. lovelock prison, nevada. >> what is simpson planning to do once he goes free? >> he wants to live in florida, that's the first thing, near his two youngest children. if that is granted, he'llable assign -- be assigned to a florida probation officer. >> he should have no problem supporting himself. he receives a pension from the nfl, reported to be $25,000 a month, which he has collected the entire time he has been in prison. it is expected he will walk free in the first week in object. the murder verdict was october 3rd, 1995. possibly walking free some 22 years after. new developments from the white house after president trump's legal team is reportedly seeking to discredit the russia probe by looking for potential conflicts of interest. they're said to be investigating the investigators hired by robert mu robert mueller. his president has ask
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his power to pardon aides, family members and himself. he said mueller would be crossing a red line if he looked into family finances. the white house doubled down but says he has no intention of firing mueller. >> that should mott be viewed as a threat, as a warning to what this special counsel should or should not be looking at as it relates to the president's family's finances? >> the presidente preside's mak that the special counsel should not move outside the scope of the investigation. >> in the meantime, jeff sessions says he is not planning to resign after a blistering rebuke by the president who blasted him for recusing himself from the russia investigation. but sessions says he loves his job and plans to continue doing it as long as appropriate. despite the criticism, the white house says the president still has confidence in sessions. and one more note, as senators continue to investigate russia and possible
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chair of the senate judiciary committee says they will be subpoenaed if they do not cooperate. jared kushner has agreed to speak to the senate intelligence committee on monday. breaking overnight, a deadly earthquake striking the kohl's of turkey and parts of groois. the greek island has been hit hardest, two people have been confirmed dead and more than 100 injured. dozens now spending the night in the streets. a small tsunami has also been reported. the streets of venezuela's capital city were eerily quiet for much of the gay, shut down -- day, shut down. demonstrators clashing with police, leaving at least two people dead. the president's constitutional re-write would create an authoritarian-style state. the u.s. has threaten the
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with possible economic sanction if he goes through with his plan. two tornados touching down in western new york, south of buffalo. some buildings were damaged. a large number of trees were ripped up and power lines knocked down. thousands of customers are without power now. outdoor furniture and vehicles were tossed around by the wind that reached around 105 miles per hour. look at that piece of equipment flying into that vehicle. the buffalo area has not seen a tornado in more than 11 years, much less two in one afternoon. and there are currently 44 active major wildfires in 11 western states. one of the largest is the detwiler fire that we've been talking about all week just west of yosemite national park. it has destroyed about 100 buildings and burned 109 square miles. there have been more than
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new wildfires in california in just this week aloin. all the fires are helped with high temperatures and heat advisories in more than two dozen states. >> some of the hottest weather will be in the midwest. >> accuweather's meteorologist julia widen has the forecast. >> we are still talking about major heat throughout the center portion of the country. temperatures could feel as hot as 110 degrees today, going to be absolutely scorching outside. now when it comes to the southwest, which is where we usually see heat and humidity, we'll still have that, but we're talking about afternoon rain and thunderstorms that could bring flooding rain to this region, kendis, erielle, back to you. >> great a bit of area with rains there. comic-con, also known as halloween in the summer has come to san diego. the massive annual celebration of comic books, fantasy, science fiction and mor
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>> the convention is jam-packed with movies, tv shows, lots of cool toys and familiar characters. >> it's been my dream, bringing these characters to life. >> san diego transforms into this nerd fest, and everybody loves it. the city loves it. the nerds are happy, the super heroes are happy. >> i'm calendar man. he's one of bc's most useless e heroes. >> there was a real-life iron man outside. this video from the "los angeles times" showing his exosuit. >> it was called something differently in 1970, i'm sure the founders had no idea what it would turn into. >> it's not just limited to san diego. you have a comic-con in the new york city area and all over the country now, all trying to replicate a
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>> sadly, we did not dress up for comic-con. >> still ahead, the friday polka. >> plus changing the way advertisers market to men and women, one country banning ads that use gender stereotypes. but first, the new test on those lithium ion batteries powering our devices that can explode. why the government wants to keep those batteries out of the cargo hold. and you can find us on facebook, wnnfans.com. and twitter. you're watching abc news now.
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we're seeing chilling new images of a deadly confrontation between a gunman and police in washington state. authorities releasing this video of a naked man aiming a rifle at police, police firing several shots and the suspect died at the scene. washington state patrol is now investigating this incident which occurred about two weeks ago. eight officers have been
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on administrative leave. the officer who shot and killed a bride to be is being criticized. justine damond was shot and killed as she approached a police car. and so far, the officer who pulled the trigger has declined to speak with state investigators. the police chief who just returned from vacation say the officer's actions go against who they are as a department, questioning why the body cameras were turned off. >> as to why the cameras weren't turned on, it is my belief the cameras should have been activated. >> the chief is assuring the family and community that justice will be served. foocus is on electronic devices. those with lithium ion batteries should be put in carry on baggage so crews can deal with any fires
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batteries. they will get extra attention as passengers are screened. sears are going to sell kenmore appliance evon amazon. they will integrate them with alexa. it opens the possibility that some day soon your refrigerator may know when you're running low on milk and order more for you. the body of salvador dali has been exhumed for a dna test. it's on the request of a woman who says i he is a father. he left a four. t -- fortune. this one quite bizarre. police looking for a man who
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>> video shows him calmly sitting on top of the transit authority bus smoking a cigarette no less, apparently, when another rider declined to swipe him onto the bus he climbed up onto the roof. all right. that's one way to get around it. >> went under the overpass on top of the bus, thank goodness he's okay. >> could be a stunt double for somebody. coming up in our next half hour, what's behind the high-tech hyperloop. and a march kitiket being m. you're watching "world news now." ide the same omega-3 power. megared advanced triple absorption is absorbed three mes better. so one softgel has more omega-3 power than three standard fish oil pills. megared advanced triple absorption. i wneverever wash my hair again now, i fuel it
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♪ ♪ >> oh, i'm sorry. >> that's what he sii sing everm i look in the mirror in the morning. >> in the uk, there's a new ban on ads that play to gender stereotypes. >> that's because those ads could negatively impact how children perceive themselves.
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here's paula farris. >> no thank you. >> reporter: they're the television commercials children watch during breakfast, a commercial showing a girl arranging her dolls and writing in her diary while her brother plays a rambunctious super hero. and this ad where a little girl becomes a ballerina and a boy becomes a secientist. >> this isn't working. >> reporter: now brittain's advertising regulator is cracking down on gender stereotypes, announcing that new rules will be created. >> young children learn from everything they see. they learn from what we teach them but they equally learn from their experiences and what they see around them including on tv or what's advertised g
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>> reporter: the new standards will address the sexual objectification of women. >> this could have a ripple effect throughout the industry. whale while it only applies to the uk, it is a global industry. and these brands are talk being to different countries. and advertisers are attuned to what their peers are doing in other countries. >> reporter: and while the new standards won't again until later this year, it's an important step in showing kids they can be anything they want to be. >> at this age, their sense of who they are and who boys are and girls are are being molded. and this is their foundation they take forward. >> reporter: paula faris, abc news, new york. >> i grew up loving my buddy, my buddy and me. >> he remember it. >> and the kid sister. would those ads be banned? >> yeah. i understand being more inclusive, but it will be in
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because advertisers are notorious for doing what they want anyway. >> that's too bad. we'll just rock out. coming up, getting ready for national junk food day. it's a holiday. >>
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♪ it is a national holiday around here. we are celebrating, because it is -- >> national junk food day! woo! >> and we have plenty of junk food to celebrate. we asked some of our viewers, what are their favorite junk foods. >> this one. >> the potato chips came up as a popular item. and we're also celebrating for another reason. our audio guy, marty short, is retiring, not after one decades, two decades or three, but four decades, and he is responsible for a lot of the fun on the show. you want an example of some of his best
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[ screaming ] >> woo-hoo. >> we'll do some of his favorites. [ hiccup ] >> there's the boing. we do say congratulations on 40 years of being here. when he started here he was with barbara walters and such, and now it's all gone downhill to being here with myself. >> and me filling in. >> at least you're making it a little better. >> that is my favorite sexy sax. this polka in his honor. [ boing ] ♪ politics and foreign wars ♪ all the weather all the scores ♪ ♪ that's world news polka ♪ if you're an insomniac ♪ and a good night's sleep you lack ♪
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♪ it's late at night, you're wide awake and you're not wearing pants ♪ ♪ everybody dance ♪ have some fun, be a pal, every girl and gal do the world news polka ♪ ♪ philippe ♪ ♪ pancho ♪ everyone ♪ who cares what the bosses think because they're a goofy crew ♪ and if the neighbors call the cops ♪ ♪ when they yell, it's half past 3:00 ♪ ♪ tell them it's news to me ♪ five more days every week ♪ we're here with the tongues in cheek and the world news polka ♪ ♪ it's world new the polka ♪ do the world news polka yeah! have a great weekend, we'll see
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this morning on "world news now." the russian investigation, muddying the trump administration's agenda with reports that the white house is trying to discredit. the special counsel leading that probe. plus, the shakeup in staff currently raising eyebrows. and even though o.j. simpson will be free this fall, he'll have parole guidelines to abide by. we'll take a look at what's next for simpson. when he is released from prison. and new this half hour, another stunning death in the music industry. >> the singer of linkin park dead from an apparent suicide. and what's the best-kept celebrity secrets? what did steviwo

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