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now," rolling to another title. >> college football's biggest night. the president on the field. how nick saban's gutsy call to replace his quarterback paid off. and overnight, after years of tenses, north and south korea are talking face-to-face, shaking hands even, making plans for february. it is the month for valentine's day, but they're planning to head to the olympics together and beyond. we'll tell you more. and is oprah running in 2020? what her long-time partner reportedly said about after the golden globe, that making so many people wonder if
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presidency. and don't look behind you just yet. there's a giant tiger lunging for your head. how this one ended up later in the mix oon thn this tuesday, jy 9. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> oh, boy. man, they are rolling tide all the way. >> roll tide! >> two hours plus away to tuscaloosa. take a look at some of the celebration downtown tuscaloosa. i think everybody in that town came out for this amazing, amazing victory overnight. >> they've been waiting for this, they wanted to win back the title. but i have to say, i'm a georgia peach. i was born in georgia. so it hurt a little bit that the dogs lost. >> it is what it is. >> oh, well, go bama. >> we'll start with the stunning comeback in the college football national championship game. >> it's tough to be a football fan in atlanta. they lost last
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in a dramatic fashion to the patriots. and in the last few seconds, in a big night for college even with the president in attendance. was he saying roll tide? >> he was saying roll tide. everybody was saying roll tide. the night starting with the president taking to the field to a mix of cheers and boos, flanked by rotc students from both schools. he sang a few words of the national anthem, and with people still waiting outside in the rain, someone projected a vulgar sign directed at the president. inside, despite a leaky roof, kickoff. alabama with an early wild interception. but after that is correct with their bulldog looking on, georgia dominated the first half with plays by sony mitchell. setting up the first field goal, rodrigo blankenship, nicknam
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pink cleats, nailing it from 41 yards out, doing it again minutes later. the president watching it all with the owners of the atlanta f falcons. also in the stands, samuel l. jackson. backup qb replacing jalin hertz. both teams are being led by guys who were in high school last year. within minutes, the tide on the board. georgia responds with an 80-yard touchdown reception. but the game is tied 20-20. the time drive and alabama all the momentum, a field goal to win the game. but it's wide. overtime. georgia with the first chance to score. hot rod nailing it. but seconds later, alabama with the ball, a 41-yard pass from true freshman to true freshman,
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26-23, alabama. that's got to burn. it's got to hurt to be an atlanta fan there in athens, georgia as well as anywhere in georgia for that matter. >> when you said they were in high school last year. >> incredible. so there was, you know, this is starting to be a trend. you know we had it after the world series, and then here again on the field after the game here. >> if you don't spoil it. what's he going to do? >> don't look, brother. did she say yes? >> that looks like a yes to me. it looks like a yes. >> there you go. >> okay, okay. >> one of the linemen. >> a national championship and a wife. >> yeah. national championship, engagement. it's all downhill. [ laughter ] i would prefer for her to propose to me. that would be the nice thing. >> after she wins the football national -- >> more coverage, yes, more coverage on the
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move on to the breaking news. thousands of california residents have been ordered to evacuate because of possible flooding and mudslides. >> cannot catch a break. the region is getting its first major rainstorm of the year. it's almost exactly where the largest wildfire in state history stripped thousands of acres of ground cover. >> the burned-out ground could wash away sending mudslides and debris from the fires smashing into homes. ventura residents are taking no chance. you see them filling sandbags and putting them in place. >> either we sandbag and help ourself out from having more disasters than what we've had, you know, we might just make it. >> crews have also cleared a catch basin and storm sewers and set up roadside barriers. the peak of the storm is expected to hit overnight, right now. >> let's get the details from paul williams at accuweather, good morning, paul. >> good morning,
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looks like the much-needed rain might be too much of a good thing. widespread rain, heavy downpours causing burn scar flooding, debr debris flow. in winds are going to enhance the possibility for mudslides. then we're looking for the rain, the precipitation to move along the north west coast and changing to show in the -- snow in the region. the first high-stakes meeting between north and south korea in years. the north has agreed to take part in the olympics next month, and south korea wanting the two teams to march together. officials from pyongyang listened but did not react to the call for denuclearization. it could lead to further talks after rising tensions.
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face-to-face between the special prosecutor and the president. abc has confirmed that robert mueller's office will likely request a meeting with president trump. the scope of any such meeting has yet to be worked out. here's kenneth moten. >> reporter: president trump down south, touting his first year in office in front of farmers at a convention in nashville. >> ear, a >> oh, are you happy that you voted for me. >> reporter: that 2016 election and robert mueller's investigation. abc news has learned last month in a meeting mueller told trump's personal lawyers his office is likely to request a meeting with the president. they said it's not the first time mueller's indicated his team's desire to speak with mr. trump. >> if robert mueller asks you to come speak
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personally, are you committed to that? >> just so you understand, there's been no collusion. >> reporter: trump said over the weekend he and his team have been open in the probe. mueller's also investigating whether there was possible obstruction involved in trump firing fbi director james comey. >> when you've done nothing wrong, let's be open. >> reporter: sources say the legal team has been discussing options in responding to mueller's interview request. >> my guess is his lawyers are going to offer to submit some sort of written statement, something that assures them that he didn't do anything wrong. that's not what mueller wants. >> reporter: sources also tell abc news there's no time frame on when this interview coo happen wi -- could happen with the president. but they are eager for this to end soon. mitt romney's prognosis is good, we're told, after an aide confirmed the former massachusetts governor battled prostate cancer. he was diagnosed with a slow-growing form of the
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last summer. it did not spread. he hasn't made an official decision on whether he will run for senate. ivanka trump has just tweeted her praise for oprah winfrey's golden globe's speech. >> of course that has sparked talk of a 2020 run for the presidency. b sources say it is something she is actively thinking about. >> reporter: oprah spoke of being inspired by the women who have felt strong enough to speak up. >> i want tonight to express gratitude to all the women who have endured years of abuse and assault, because they, like my mother, had children to feed and bills to pay and dreams to pursue. [ applause ] >> reporter: and during her speech, the hash tag
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viral, oprah 2020. >> so i want all the girls watching here now to know that a new day is on the horizon! [cheers and applause] when nobody ever has to say "me too" again. thank you. >> reporter: the l.a. times asking oprah's long-time partner, stedman graham if she'll run for president. he says it's up to the people. she would absolutely do it. winfrey herself was told that oprah 2020 was circulating on twitter, when asked if she planned to run, she said i don't, i don't, she said. and this is what she said to her friend gayle king. >> have you narrowed down your short list of vp candidates? >> she's lost her mind. no, i haven't. >> it took me a minute to follow. >> 2020. i was thinking of the show. people ask it all the time. even now i am starting to think the rules have chang
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running for president. there will be no running for office of any kind for my. >> reporter: david muir, abc news, new york. >> there's still a little bit of a room. >> there's still some room. i would love to see oprah. maybe she'll give everyone cars as president. >> she's so popular, no matter who it is in this country, such a divided country, there will be hate on the other side, even if she runs, so to put herself in that element is a tough one. >> maybe a loss loss. trolling the deeper. how one student used homework to vent. and while other a-listers were on the red carpet, j. lo and a-rod were in puerto rico.
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system. president trump was not in new york at the time. in the meantime, two firefighters in portland, oregon suffered minor injuries after a burning home collapsed on top of them. >> those firefighters had to be rescued after they ran inside to check whether any one may have been trapped. luckily that house was empty at the time. neighbors say it had just been put on the market. investigators are still trying to determine the cause of the fire. we've learned three former new york city fraternity brothers will spend time behind bars for the hazing death of a pledge. he died in 2013. three members baruch college, the fraternity is banned from pennsylvania for ten years. a man drove this police suv into the waiting room at the
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the man found the suv with the keys inside, locked the doors and then hey, road trip. he slammed into the building. investigators say he purposely avoided hitting pedestrians. all right, coming up, jennifer lopez and alex rodriguez on an urgent visit to puerto rico. >> next on "world news now." i'm never gonna be able to sleep with this cold. i'll take a sick day tomorrow. on our daughter's birthday? moms don't take sick days... moms take nyquil severe. the nighttime, sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching, fever, best sleep with a cold, medicine.
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we're back now with j. lo and a-rod in puerto rico where tens of thousands are still reeling from hurricanes maria and wilma. >> i stand here today in black doing the same from far away, and it's the same thing with here in puerto rico. we want to be treated equally. >> reporter: as some of hollywood's brightest stars wore black in solidarity on the golden globe, jennifer lopez joined in over 3,000 miles away in puerto rico, accompanied by her boyfriend, alex rodriguez. >> i could
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i wanted to be here, i chose to be here. i'm dressed in black too, even though i'm far away in puerto rico. >> reporter: the island ravaged by hurricanes wilma and maria, living homes without electricity and running water to this day. we flew to puerto rico 109 days after maria. >> it was boimportant to come dn and see with our own eyes. >> reporter: it's the first time you've been here since hurricane maria. >> when we flew in we saw all the blue tarps on the roofs, which is an indication the roofs haven't been fixed yet. we had high hopes that it was going to be further along than it s but there's still a lot of work to be done. >> tonightque are here as one voice. >> reporter: back in october jennifer and other celebrities raising $25
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telethon. in this trip, allocating funds to some of the most devastated residents. i remember when you were talking about the big efforts. >> she would be crying, looking at social media. i know that you guys were looking for some family members and you sent security down here and thank god that you found them. but look, one thing is to raise money. the other thing is to actually fly down here, feel the warmth of the people. see the beauty of this island. >> we just want to be treated equally. we're americans. we're here to kind of shine a light and let everybody know, like he said, we're in our first inning. we have a long way to go. >> reporter: on the ground, we visit a women's health center responsible for delivering hundreds of babies after maria. equal health care access, a cause close to jennifer and alex's hearts. >> it's personal to me, because i come from a single mother. and i know how difficult it is to be a single mother with two
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all three of us. she had two jobs. i see jennifer, who has probably, i don't know, ten jobs, and is the best mother i've ever met. >> reporter: and this home of an elderly man desperately needing a new roof. the home of this man still with a hole in the roof. we've got a blue fema tarp covering this opening. he has no front door. it's leaning on the wall of this home. and they've been without power since hurricane maria. overco overcome with emotion after learning that some of that money will replace that blue tarp. >> you do what you can. and you hope it's going to help. >> reporter: through it all, amidst the devastation, the island is resilient, and many hopeful. so if one word, what's your emotional state at the end of the day after meeting all these people and seeing what y
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>> i'm hopeful. i feel hopeful. i feel that they gave me hope. >> reporter: i'm lynda lopez in puerto rico. >> love that they got in a few moves as well. it's emotional for lynda as well, their parents are from puerto rico. we'll be right back with the mix. kid, empty my pocket change into this old jar. it's never much, just what's left after i break a dollar. and i never thought i could get quality life insurance with my spare change. neither did i. until i saw a commercial for the colonial penn program. imagine people our age getting life insurance at such an affordable rate. it's true. if you're 50 to 85, you can get guaranteed acceptance life insurance through the colonial penn program for less than 35 cents a day, just $9.95 a month. there's no medical exam and no health questions. you know, the average cost of a funeral is over $8,300.
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time he ate a waffle he got 20 minutes off his sentence. >> that's kind of genius. how is that a punishment? >> delicious waffles. have you, one, been to a waffle house, and two, eaten their waffles? >> yes. >> yes? >> like most people who go to the waffle house in the middle of the night you don't really remember. >> i remember my last waffle house experience because it was on a shoot working overnight and it was the only place open in walking distance where i got to use their restroom and i ate a lot of waffles there in the middle of the night, 100% sober. they're delicious. i have that fact for you. we go plenty of places for the instagram. and there are some photos where it's a little bit way too much. take a look at this scene in china. this is at an animal safari park. this guy's like i'm going to take a picture here with this tiger that's here behind me. nothing wrong with this. >>
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>> the tiger pouncing on the glass when the man turned around. >> he's out for the kill. >> he lost his breakfast. we all said to check his underwear after that. >> the other thing is he didn't get the selfie at the time of the attack. that would have been great on the dating profile, that tiger selfie. you know, kendis, if there's one thing everyone universally hates, it's homework. talk to your inner fourth grade self. >> yes, way back when. >> finally, there's a student out there getting back at teachers for assigning homework over the holidays. a teacher assigned them a homework assignment to take place over the holiday break. take a look at the answers. i love this. they are very straight to the point. every single word was used in a sentence about how much he hated homework. he
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his mom says he came up with the answers all by himself. my favorite at the end. save trees, less homework. >> he was successful in the end. >> he's
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now," the monster rainstorm hitting california's wildfire burn areas of thousands have been ordered to evacuate because of possible flooding and mudslides. we have the latest forecast. breaking overnight, a highly classified u.s. satellite appears to be a total loss. the secret satellite said to be worth billions of dollars, it never reached its target address. so where is it right now? also this half hour, the wild win in the college football championship. >> the freshman quarterback who had not started a game all season long led them to victory.

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