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1995 oklahoma city bombing which killed 168 people. he was looking to start an anti-government revolution. >> he wanted to make the biggest impact, and in his mind, this would have been the biggest impact in oklahoma. >> he also wrote a message that was supposed to be posted on facebook explaining his motivation. the message said the bombing was retaliation for freedoms taken away from american people. and police are credited with saving a woman. the whole thing was captured on dash cam video. she was trying to jump from the roof of a 16-story high rise apartment building. they kept talking to her and got ice for her feet which she said were burning from the hot tar on the roof. police say she later thanked them for saving her life. what a moment. and chicago's united center had to be evacuated last night after a fight broke out during a community basketball game. the fight started in the
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and spilled outside. it happened during the final game of the safe summer basketball league program. no reports of any injuries or arrests. we've learned dallas cowboys running back, ezekiel elliott will appeal his six-game suspension today. he was suspended for a domestic violence incident with his former girlfriend. his defense will focus on threats to ruin his career. and there people who can probably get out of mowing the lawn this weekend. >> they revved up their engines over the weekend in england for the annual 12-hour race. >> 12 hours! >> it's in one giant loop. >> 51, three-person teams spent their saturday night and early sunday riding more than 350 miles. >> you know how many lawns they could have mowed with that?
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darkness. the only lights coming from the mowers. the team northerners kick grass won. they started at 8:00 p.m. and ended the race around 8:00 a.m. they can go up to 50 miles per hour. not too shabby. >> are they really cutting anything? no, no. the path has already been cleared. >> they're cheating. >> exactly. what we haven't seen here in the united states since 1979, and how we showed it to you back then, right here on abc. and later, the racist ideologies being blamed for this weekend's deadly violence in charlottesville, what we're hearing now from the men behind the racially charged rhetoric. first, here's a look at today's high temperatures. "world news now" weather, brought to you by buyleesa.com.
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theseare heading back home.y oil thanks to dawn, rescue workers only trust dawn, because it's tough on grease yet gentle. i am home, i am home, i am home ♪ well, it's no surprise that so many people who saw the violence there in charlottesville this weekend, even though so many people are saying can't believe that this is 2017 america. >> this morning we are digging into the increasingly divisive
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fueling that violence. here's juju chang. >> reporter: it's 2017 and racism has come out of the shadows. bigotry in broad daylight. hate among us. >> you will not replace us! >> reporter: protesting the removal of a confederate statue, tiki torches ablaze. it's a growing movement uniting under the banner of white nationalism. we tracked down richard spencer, one of the event's organizers. >> these people are on drugs, [ bleep ] lunatics. they're not worth getting stabbed over. >> reporter: he's the man credited with koing the term "alt-right" after this video went viral of spencer at an alt-right conference, exalting president trump's win. >> hail trump, hail our people, hail victory. >> reporter: some in the crowd performing a deep lay-disturbing nazi salute. we confronted him about it.
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and i held up a glafs whiskey. there are some people who did a roman salute. >> reporter: it's not a roman salute. it's a nazi salute. are you trying to normalize racism? >> i want the alt-right to be a dominant movement. >> reporter: he even seemed to predict that this extremism would lead to bloodshed. >> of course that's a possible. i thit current paradigm that we are living under is going to lead to blood and tears, period. >> reporter: you are predicting a race war, basically. >> i don't know exactly what's going to happen, but yes, i do think it will be a crackup predominantly on racial lines. >> reporter: yet, it was people of all races who marched against spencer and the racism he espouses. >> you will not replace us! >> reporter: the roots of this latest spate of violence runs deep, hearkening back to this country's oldest
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after dylann roof killed people at a black church, images of him posing with a confederate flag. when the city of new orleans pushed to remove four confederate monuments, protests broke out. >> these monuments celebrate a fictional, sanitized confederacy, ignoring the death, the enslavement, the terror that it actually stood for. >> reporter: three ever the monuments brought down without warning in the middle of the night. as kro the country, more than 700 similar monuments stand on public land, the majority in the south. >> the white supremacisting, they view the battle now as trying to maintain the history that they're proud of. the monuments are just an excuse. >> reporter: protesters in north carolina taking matters into their own hands. >> there's a lot of emotion around confederate statues. it's important to put these monuments in context and to make it very,
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confederacy was about protecting slavery as an institution. and i say that as someone whose ancestors all fought for the confederate army. >> reporter: what many consider our country's original sin, racism, that old, dark stain that must be confronted before it can be cast out. juju chang, abc news, new york. >> we're seeing it all come to a boiling point in certain areas now. we saw footage from north carolina where the statue was toppled. >> and a lot of people are wondering, is being a racist or being at one of these larallies fireable offense. getting their names out there. some people have been feared as a result after they've been identified. but that's a question. >> creating a lot of debate over free speech and what that actually means. coming
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♪ >> i was really expecting "total eclipse of the heart." >> i was expecting "total eclipse", and then it's like. >> that's the song we were expecting because we have waited 30 years and now that total eclipse is nearly upon us. >> we're going to be there again along with all of you. here's abc's david
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♪ >> reporter: this is an abc news special! live coverage of the solar eclipse. >> reporter: it was february 26, 1979, and it was frank reynolds reporting. >> good morning. this is a special events broadcast of a genuine special event. the last total eclipse of the son over t sun this century. it's over portland, oregon. >> reporter: we have carefully been looking to the sky. new yorkers and visitors were peering through what was considered protective eyewear back then. and observatory hill in washington as frank rent own was . >> not until august 21st, 2017 will another total eclipse be visible from the united states. >> reporter: the first
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99 years that a solar eclipse will span the entire oust. from omaha to charleston to nashville. >> this is part of my astronomy club, and we're preparing for the eclipse. >> hi, david. >> reporter: and tens of thousands of americans will head to more than 20 national parks. >> hello, david! >> we're going to be enjoying 2:22 of totality. >> reporter: that's when the moon will block the sun completely, one of the images from the last time. and next monday this total solar eclipse will be 70 miles wide, 3,000 miles long across 14 states, and all of it as frank reynolds promised, right here on abc news. >> may the shadow of the moon fall on a world of peace, and abc news will bring you a total report on that next eclipse 38
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dude! >> terrified right now. >> he decided to capture his enthusiasm to which they're like, thanks, man, thanks bro. >> less caffeine, nathan. cut down on the coffee. >> i don't think that's the problem. over to a guy who is the opposite, very calm. this is a man from wisconsin, who had a little bit of an accident while trying to finish framing on his fireplace at home. he shot a nail right through his heart. it went in at the speed of a 22-inch bullet. and apparently when it happened he didn't want to bother anyone. so instead of calling 911, he drove himself to the emergency room where he very calmly showed up and said -- >> i just leaned over to the security guard and said i've got a nail in my chest. it would be great if you could find somebody to help me out here. i'm just
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>> i'll just be waiting right here with a nail in my heart. >> it would be great if you could he help me out. >> he said by the time he arrives 12 miles later at the hospital it was starting to hurt. >> 12 miles to get to the hospital, too. oh, my gosh. >> props to you, doug. this is the guy you want in a high-pressure situation. >> the epitome of iron man. and a british police department is looking for these folks who used -- >> ooh, heavy equipment there. >> these guys are all using this digger there, to punch a hole through a brick wall to get to an atm and rip the machine out of the building. the atm then load onto a trailer and towed by a suv. i've got to give them props for at least having a coordinated. police still on the lookout for them. >> they get points for creativity. and finally, over to china where the
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this morning on "world news now." the fallout from charlottesville. >> protesters greeted president trump as he returned home to new york city, angry over the president taking 48 hours to call out white supremacists by their name. the hate groups who instigated the violence in charlottesville that led to three deaths. this as high profile members of a business advisory council resign over trump's seemingly reluctant response. and the latest in the tense standoff with north korea. kim jong un's regime is apparently ready with that mission to file missiles at guam, but there could be hope in the country's latest message to the u.s.

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