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a powerful show of unity in charlottesville. >> hundreds coming together to sing and honor the lives lost where white supremacists chanted and carried torched days ago. and a wave of defection of ceos after the violence in charlottesville. and dramatic video this morning of a building falling into the water in see arierra l. take a look at this dress, do you maybe have the same one? we're going to look at why this one article of
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getting so much attention on this thursday, august 17th. from abc news, this is "world news now." cute dress. >> i wasn't wearing it. were you? >> i do not own that dress. i can say. but we're going to get to the bottom of this. but we're starting this half hour with a powerful display of love, peace and unity. >> this was the scene overnight at the university of virginia. hundreds of people coming together for a candlelight vi vigil. gathering in the same place where white supremacists carried torches days earlier. >> meanwhile, the mayor of phoenix has asked president trump to postpone a rally in phoenix next week. it's his hope more sound judgment prevails and that he delays his visit. the president is not obliging. a short time later he promoted
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supporters to join him in phoenix. this comes as business leaders abandoned his advisory councils. forcing him to disband them. >> reporter: some of the nation's top executives now turning their backs on a businessman president. >> you had some very bad people in that group. but you also had people that were very fine people, on both sides. >> you will not replace us! >> reporter: vice news tonight capturing stunning moments of the neonationalists that president trump says are as much to blame as those demonstrating against their racism and bigotry. amid backlash of president trump's defense of those who took part in the white nationalist rally, eight executives resigning from the president's manufacturing council. >> ceos are leaving your manufacturing council. >> they're not taking their job seriously as it pertains to this country. >> reporter: and now
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white house advisory council of powerhouse ceos voting to disband just before trump tweeted rather than putting pressure on the business people of the manufacturing council and strategy and policy forum, i am ending both. many of those business leaders, democrats and republicans speaking out, like the ceo of campbell's soup, saying racism and murder are unequivocally reprehensible and are not morally equivalent to anything that happened in charlottesville. i believe the president should have been and still needs to be unambiguous on that point. >> i'm not putting anybody on a moral plane. what i'm saying is this. you had a group on one side and a group on the other, and they came at each other with clubs and it was vicious and horrible and a horrible thing to watch. but there is another side. >> reporter: as business leaders began distancing himself from trump, he tweeted for every ceo who drops out i have more to take their place. but one day later, eight executivesav
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decided to disband the business council and one other business council. diane and ryan? >> the man who some are blaming for the president's response is speaking out. white house chief strategist steve bannon is slamming the far right as irrelevant. bannon called et know nationalism a collection of clowns. more than a thousand people gathered to remember heather heyer, the woman killed when the car drove through the protesters. she was remembered a half-mile from where she died. her mother told hundreds of mourners, her dater cannughter e silenced. she said this is just the beginning of her daughter's legacy. >> say to yourself, what can i do to make a difference. and that's how you're going to make my child's death worthwhile. i'd rather have my
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golly, if we're going to give her up, we're going to make it count. >> heyer's father mark called for peace. he said we need stop all this stuff and just forgive each other. and we have new details about the man accused of killing heyer. 911 transcripts are shedding new light on accusations he abused his wheelchair-bound mother. >> reporter: disturbing new details about james alex fields jr. seen here shouting about white power. moments before police say he rammed his car into that crowd. his mother says she knew he was going to a rally but was unsure what it was about. >> i didn't know it was white supremacist. i thought it had something to do with trump. trump's not a supremacist. >> reporter: 911 transcripts released to abc news portray fields terrorizing his wheelchair-bound mother three times between 2010 and 2011. in one
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allegedly tells police that her 13 year old son smacked her in the head and put his hands over her mouth. a fearful bloom had made the call after locking herself in the bathroom. in another call, fields stood behind her with a 12-inch knife and scared mom to death, not knowing if he was going to do something. the fbi says with a flood of tips coming in, they're asking the public to help. dial 1-800-call fbi. pierre thomas. memorials are being removed all over the country. in hollywood, california, workers took down this memorial in a cemetery. it had been there since 1925. it was taken to storage but the grave markers are still in place. and here in new york, a church took down a plaque. the city unive
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stone wall jackson from its hall of fame. meanwhile, the kk k's request to burn a cross at the stone mountain memorial in georgia has been denied. they said a cross burning would have put public safety at risk. there's a major staff shakeup on the special council for the russia probe. peter fasock has left. it comes as the investigation appeared to be intensifying. it's unclear why he left or if the move was voluntary. there's good news and some bad news about the powerball drawing. first, shall we go with the bad news? >> yeah, give the bad news first. >> nobody hit the jackpot overnight. good news, though. >> wait. >> that means -- >> the jackpot is growing! >> correct!
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to see if you matched any numbers for a small win, here they are. and powerball 4. and i think a small win is not really that small. probably at least a couple tens of thousands of dollars. >> i will take it. well, conde nast traveler magazine is out with its annual list of friendliest cities. >> park city, utah, they're getting cranky, they fell from second to number ten. sedona, arizona came in ninth. followed by savannah, georgia. >> then key west, telluride, colorado. but charleston, south carolina, repeats as the country's friendliest city as one conde nast reader put it, it's the place where people talk to each other. >> it's one of those places where you say what's up? and someone responds with an entire diatribe about their da
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>> all those places look like great places to visit. >> i have never been to charleston, and now i have yet another reason to feel very bad about that. charleston, here i come. coming up, sticking it to the annoying robocallers. we'll tell you about the class action lawsuit one company is facing after offering free cruises. hear how you might be in line for a check worth up to $900. >> and a possible break in what might be one of the most notorious missing person cases. the new lead investigators are looking into on natalee holloway. you are watching "world news now."
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crest. healthy, beautiful smiles for life. video of a building falling into the water in sierra leone. this country has been ravaged by mudslides. incredible. at least 400 deaths have been condpirped. the red cross estimates of 6 hin people are still missing. the president has declared seven days of mourning and pleading for help. mass burials are under way this morning. thousands are homeless. natalee holloway's dad is revealing a possible break in her disappearance. a tip recently led him to find human remains behind a house in the caribbean island. the family is awaiting results of a dna test. the high-profile case was never solved. juroran van der sloot remains t prime suspect. turning now to a major settlement for thousands of victims of robocalls.
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>> a potential payout of $900 for each person here's rebecca var advicjarvis. >> reporter: a potential payout for those being offered free cruises all because of a proposed settlement in a class action suit. alleging they broke the law when they called people offering free cruises. the cruise lines all deny that they authorized the robocalls. anyone getting the calls from 2009 to 2014 may now be eligible for up to $900. for up to three phone lines. people can check on the settlement website to see if they received a call by punching in their phone numbers. they have until november 3rd to make a claim. robocalls to home and cell phones, the number one consumer complaint. >> this is an important message regarding your automotive warranty. >> reporter: they require concept. so the government's urging
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consumers to report calls. if you do pick up a call, don't say anything, don't press any numbers, hang up and let the authorities know that you've received it. if you want to check if you're eligible for up to $900, go to the resort marketing group settlement website. they will tell you how to enter your information and find out if you're eligible. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> marketing group settlement website. >> great advice there. don't press any buttons, don't say anything. because that's ha thwhat they au to do. >> i get these calls all the time when they tell me something's going on with my car insurance. neither one of us owns a car. better research if you're going to robocall us. take that! coming up in the next half hour, the nunts londhunt in lon group of jewel thieves on motorcycles.
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in the middle of t but first, music city mayhem. why country music fans from around the world are take over nashville. you're watching "world news now." introducing always my fit. find the number that's right for your flow and panty size on the top of any always pack. the better the fit, the better it protects. always. ♪ new lysol kitchen pro eliminates 99.9% of bacteria without any harsh chemical residue.
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lysol. what it takes to protect. ♪ i got friends in low places ♪ where the whiskey >> you know it. garth brooks. we're playing it. because diane recently got a chance to hang out with hem im be in close proximity. >> i was a big fan girl. >> you were really in it. >> it was such a fun show. maybe a little too much fun. i forgot i was working for a little bit. and you might have seen some of the special cma fest last night. it was filmed a few weeks ago, and i think i'm finally now recovering, because nashville mows h knows how to party. it's music city mayhem. >> this is like the cream de la creme.
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>> reporter: country fans from acrosshe nashville for a music festival. >> there's nothing like walking out on that stage and feeling the electricity of the fans from all over the world. >> it's cma fest, so known all over the world. >> reporter: the lineup? a country fan's dream come true. every chart topper in one venue, from brad paisley. ♪ give me a kiss >> reporter: to derks bentley. it's the kind of party he looks forward to every summer. >> i had enough fun for ten people last night. >> reporter: teach me the dance. >> the dance? >> reporter: the dance. thomas is taking over hosting duties for a second year with kelsey ballerini. >> we both went up to where we
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sat before as fans and had believe i get to do this. >> reporter: are you sick of each other yet? >> no. i'm sick of her, but. >> reporter: mary morris says she's honored to represent the well of country music. >> getting to do my own set this year and be a woman on that stage is really empowering. >> reporter: country's hottest newcomers like brett young perform at the river front by day. and sometimes earn a spot on the big stage, nissan stadium, by night. >> as an artist, you build your bucket list moments. that was one that i hadn't even, it wasn't going to happen yet this year. >> reporter: but one of the most coveted tickets in town isn't just to a concert. >> what's up, y'all? >> reporter: florida georgia line has opened their own restaurant in downtown nashville, just in time for cma fest. and we got an all-access tour. >> you can come here three or
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four times a everything. >> observe the party. take it all in. >> let's go. >> makes you want to dance, it's so good. >> we hope you love the food, love the drinks, make some memories. >> reporter: it's a weekend of non-stop fun all over the city, even back stage. >> collaborate and listen, back with a brand-new invention. >> time enough for counton when the de the deal is done. >> that was a pichgs-me moment. >> that's only country song i know. >> "the gambler"? >> send me some albums, garth. >> garth brooks was amazing. came out on stage, him and his guitar, just totally owned the entire arena. this is us watching the concert. five minutes. we got to sneak out for five minutes. we had a break in between interviews.
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we came out and garth brooks happened to what -- stage. the entire stadium was singing to the song. >> he moves the crowd. >> such a fun festival. such a fun assignment. i'm here the next time you guys want to get together, by the way.
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>> what are they going to do? >> you can enjoy many other the stadium. the reason they do this, the fond founder always wanted to make sundays a day of worship and rest. >> the nfl didn't agree with that philosophy. no chick-fil-a for you. over to a sneaky kid, we'll say. so dad kept catching heis son sneaking down the stairs in the middle of the night. stay in your room, stay in bed. the kid couldn't figure out how dad kept busting him until he discovered dad put up a camera. the kid decides, what if i have the perfect plan to get past the camera? that's him army crawling. he didn't study that camera angle too well needless to say, dad caught him again. >> this is what i have to look forward to, awesome. a question for you. let's put this on-screen. do you have this dress?
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this is blue, at the shoulder dress. and a comedian named lulu crouse put this dress up. she kept seeing so many people with it. about a year ago she put it up and was surprised to see it return the next year. she took photos every time she saw the dress, and this year she put them up. she collected dozens, published many of these photos of people wari wearing the exact same photo. she has more than 80 photos of people wearing this dress. she says that you lose about 80% of your mobility in the dress. your arms can't go up or down 45 degrees? >> it will come up onto your shoulder. the best part about this story is our producer, tony, while he was researching it looked over at a picture frame on his desk, and his wife, in that photo was wearing that dress. so literally, everybody has this dress except for me, i think.
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literally everybody. >> i didn't know you had the dress.
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>> i look good, don't i? this morning on "world news now." a powerful display of love, peace and unity in charlottesville, virginia, a sharp contrast from a weekend of deadly violence and hatred. hundreds of people coming together for a candlelight vigil, and we'll take you there. and the community gathers to pay tribute to the woman killed in that car attack. hear from heather heyer's parents. what they had to say to the people there and across the country. and new this hour, the flight crew sickened. >> jetblue crew members have fallen ill while on board for the third time in a week. and we've seen some pretty terrible ceremonial first pitches over the years, but we're going to show you one that just might take the cake.

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