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everyone, i think, by now has seen that black peel huff off mask with activated charcoal that sticks to your skin. it's supposed to peel all impurities off. well, it puts you in miserable pain. >> people are doing challenges online because it is awful. >> apparently your face wasn't enough. this chick is doing her entire body. look at this. >> no. >> yes. now she says she didn't want to go completely new. but she did cover her legs, her arms, her belly, her neck, her face. >> why? >> because it's a challenge. she does manage to cover her entire body. she's got to let it dry. and once she does that, it kind of starts to come off. >> i could never do this. >> you would be so bad.
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you would be so slow. >> i would have to go into the shaving booth for about three-and-a-half hours first. >> it would be a challenge for nick and i to do this on a small square of our legs. >> yes, i don't have a lot of hair but i have a lot of legs so it would still be a lot of channel. >> it did her, as you would expect, all though in the video she doesn't make a sound. >> if you look closely, it looks like she's clearing the pores of her legs. >> when she did it on her arms, not much came out of her pores. but on her legs, it looks like it's pulling whiteheads and blackheads. >> this is what it feels like to be a snake. oh, i'm growing out of my old skin. i think my wife has a pair of jeans that are that tight. >> i like that it looks like she's taking off a sock at the end. >> i want to see a really harry dude do this stuff. that i want to see, not be a part of. >> we'll record it so we can see it layer. >> democracy, let's vote, nick. >> yep, nick.
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time for your snack break. while you're at it, check out or catch us on the next brand new episode of "rtm." n't sound so good. take mucinex dm. i'll text you in 4 hours when your cough returns. one pill lasts 12 hours, so... looks like i'm good all night! some cough medicines only last 4 hours. but just one mucinex lasts 12 hours. let's end this. we're tracking the progress of the major snowstorm that is now arriving at this hour in the northeast. forecasters warn near whiteout conditions are possible as well as power outages and coastal flooding. already classes have been canceled for schools in philadelphia, new york, boston, of course many other districts, as well. thousands of airlines have canceled flights including, get this, 60% of all of jetblue's
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schedule for today. many bus lines have canceled service to and from boston today and warn other routes may be impacted. in the south, a separate storm system that spawned at least 11 tornados is now being blamed for dozens of injuries. >> the twister carved out a path of destruction through parts of louisiana as well as mississippi for that matter. abc's steve osunsami with the latest. >> reporter: the view from the coast guard helicopter circling new orleans east says everything. some homes were spared, others destroyed. an awful lottery that stretches nearly two miles long. >> about 300 structures were completely damaged. >> reporter: this was the most powerful tornado to ever hit this city, an ef-3 with wind speeds near 135 miles an hour. strong enough to send this trailer flying through parking lots. with winds that tore through this roof in a few short moments. >> this is like my third go around living up in this area through hurricane betsy through katrina and now this. >> reporter: roland and linda pierre went nearly two months without power during hurricane katrina.
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this time, she had to hide in her bathroom and say prayers to her lord. >> what were you praying for? >> just cover me with your blood, and keep me. that's all i could do and he did. >> reporter: jared parfait went looking for his 70-year-old aunt in her battered home. >> aunt vergie! >> reporter: we can report that he found her safe and sound. in all, 33 people were hurt and two are still hospitalized >> it really is amazing when you look at the damage, a refrigerator pushed on its side and an ice bok o box pushed over there. you realize that no one in these neighborhoods was killed. they're hoping to get the power turned back on by the end of the week. steve osunsami, abc news, new orleans. >> incredible there to see those images and hear those stories. >> they now have like 150 different federal workers there trying to get everything back on track. >> man. and the 9th ward once again hit hard. that was hit during katrina.
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so they need help. >> coming up, the controversy behind a high school basketball player who scored an amazing 92 points in just a single game. he says it was all dedicated to a young girl in of a heart transplant. now he's facing criticism. >> before you buy something for your sweetheart, what you need to know about those so-called valentine day deals. we're here with that next. i'm joy bauer, and as a nutritionist i know probiotics can often help. but many probiotics do not survive your stomach's harsh environment. digestive advantage is different. its natural protein shell is tougher than your stomach's harsh environment, so it surivies a hundred times better than the leading probiotic, to get where you need it most. get the digestive advantage, and enjoy living well.
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♪ we're closing in on the most romantic day of the year. but for many couples it can be the most expensive by the time you factor in the flowers, chocolates, dinner and even jewelry. joining us this morning on how to you avoid some of those gotchas is personal finance expert var ra gibbons. thanks for being here to talk
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about these steamy deals. >> yes. well you know, valentine's day is a big day for a lot of people. it's a $20 billion holiday, the fourth most lucrative event for retailers behind christmas. it's a big one. >> just as people are recover trth christmas spending going right into valentine's day spending. you have some what to dos and what not to dos. talk about hotel packages. you can get scooped up in the free things. >> you think wouldn't it be nice to go to a romantic b & b and vacation. you want to have a nice time with your significant other and all they have do is throw in like a bot of wine and chocolate and then mark it up by 10, 20%. that happens a lot. that's one gotcha. >> you don't want to be the debbie downer on vacation that says i don't want to spring for that. you have to be row plan tick and stay in the mood. a lot of people go out for the ron man tick dinner but may not
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get the quality they expect and it may not be the experience people want. >> it's amateur's night valentine's day night in general. one of the restaurant guides says the price can be twice as much on valentine's day. one in three adults according to the national restaurant association actually does go out for valentine's day dinner. you feel sort of compelled to do so. it's just the dinner is rushed. oftentimes it's a fixed menu. they're trying to turn the tables around quickly. i would suggest making a nice row plan tick dinner at home. i'm old fashioned that way. >> my husband and i always make the deal with each other, we'll go out another night to an expensive dinner. he's a great cook anyway. moving onto the flowers. a lady loves flowers guys like to receive flowers. it bright.syour day. this is not the time saving on them. >> they're really cheap in august when nobody wants them. but valentine's day, they really get wild. and especially in the weeks leading up to valentine's day.
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don't procrastinate girls want a dozen red roses. the long stems are more expensive. if you want to save, you can go with a different color rose. yellow. >> get creative with the flower purchase and come up with some different flower all together. >> at the end of the day, it's the thought that counts. get the orders in early because they go up as we get closer to valentine's day. >> they skyrocket. a lot of people give jewelry on valentine's day. the traditional romantic gesture. >> not a cheap gesture because jewelry is marked up anyway. it's one of the top retail markups that you see sort of all the time. that and movie theater popcorn. and precut vegetables and fruits. so yes, jewelry is expensive. 300% markup is typical. valentine's day it's not uncommon to see 1,000 percent markup. it's up there. especially at the chains. if you want to go to independences, you might get a better price. >> negotiate a little bit. >> you might have wiggle room on
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price. jewelry is expensive at valentine's day. if you're looking to propose and make the engagement, your lack of creativity is going to cost. >> you var ra says don't propose on valentine's day in other words. >> do i sound like debbie downer. >> i agree with you. moving from ice to chocolates. a lot of people like to consume chocolates. that's one of the days they indulge. sometimes the high end chocolate. >> chocolate and candy is cheap. we blog about this stuff all the time. you almost say one into a cas station or convenience store. you have to show up with something if you've been dating someone for five seconds, five years, you have to have something for that significant other. if your person requires the high end chocolate, that gets very pricey. as soon as valentine's day is over, you can't give it away. >> i'll take the junior mints. >> exactly, keep it simple. >> or the reeses pieces. expert and senior consumer analyst for gas, var ra gibbons. thanks so much for joining us.
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in a single game tuesday night. >> it's a big deal. 100 points has always been the high mark in basketball ever since wilt chamberlain did it years and years ago. anytime nina approaches that number, people get excited. >> reporter: the 6'2" standout is already committed to playing at ucla where his brother lon zo ball is a star freshman point guard expected to be a top nba draft pick this year. some saying a winning game like there could be a sign lamelo ball may follow in the family foot steps. >> he can turn out to be a very, very special player. >> reporter: but not everyone is praising his performance. >> a lot of the night, he was doing that kind of cherry picking. >> reporter: some including hall of famer charles barkley criticized the strategy that set ball up to repeatedly score he was waving at half-court most of the game, never went back on defense. so i had a problem, it.
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>> reporter: the los angeles times reporting the coach of the opposing team said it's an embarrassing to high school athletics. i've been coaching for 35 years and we've turned high school athletics into individualism. but ball says he was not self-motivated explaining he was inspired by a classmate who is in the hospital and dedicated the game to her. kendis and diane? >> that's a tough one. you're playing for a good cause but at the same time, there's so much teamwork in a sport like that. >> it reminds me of kobe in his prime and he scored more than 60 points in one game. you know what his teammates said? we're open. >> pass the ball? well, good for him and hopefully that girl that he dedicated to gets the heart transplant she needed and appreciated the game. >> that's it for the half hour. :
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this morning on "world news now," millions of americans are feeling the weather whiplash. >> cities across the northeast experience springtime temperatures overnight. thermometers plunging. a major storm is causing air travel delays shutting down schools and looking to make a dangerous mess along roadways. with the west facing rain, we'll talk live with accuweather to see if this is something we should get used to. president trump's pick for the supreme court may have made the nomination process for interesting. when asked about the president's criticism of federal judges he reported said those wordsed are "demoralizing and disheartening." and fight night at msg. anger boiling over at nba game. fans bewildered as a former knicks player gets into a shoving match. security rushing him to the exit. how the team is responding this morning.
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and it's the backlash triggering a fruit freakout. purists are losing it over this single strawberry priced well above market value. it looks cute and very nicely packaged but why the high price tag? could there be something for sinister at play. >> we'll look flow it on this thursday, february 9th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> 65 degrees in new york today. was just awesome. summer is here. >> so excited that the weather's about to warm up. >> it's been too hot in here. it's amazing. i guess this is it for the long haul. we are set to go. >> i've got bad news. >> wait, what? >> it's going to be 62 today. >> i just read the top of our lead story. >> this is what i get for cold reading. > big story this half hour is the winter storm. >> wait, what. >> ahead, set to impact 50 million americans today. sorry, buddy. >> no, that must be from last year. >> that is a fast-moving system now moving into western
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maryland, pennsylvania, and new york. blizzard-like conditions are expected to reach the coast as the morning commute begins. quite a contrast. >> this is what you call fake news, people. >> except sadly, it's real. >> it's not? all right. all righty. classes have been canceled for schools in philadelphia, new york, boston and many other districts. thousands of airline flights have been cancelled is including of 0% of jetblue's schedule. today's weather will be quite a change from the -- look at those temperatures that we had. the thermometer mt. vernon, new york, hit 60 degrees. the storm has already walloped parts of the midwest, disrupting the evening commute. we get more from alex perez. >> reporter: from nebraska to ohio, snow and ice wreaking havoc. bringing traffic to a standstill in some spots. in massachusetts, icy roads triggering that massive 55-car pileup, shutting down the highway. >> my car got hit by another vehicle as i was spinning.
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>> reporter: in needham, massachusetts, tragedy for one family. >> a father helping his son whose car had skidded into a utility pole was killed when he was struck by another car who lost control. >> all black ice. couldn't control the car at all. >> reporter: now the east coast bracing for a severe case of weather whiplash. d.c., philadelphia, new york all basking in record-high spring like temperatures. but by morning, temps plunging, below freezing in many areas. those 50 million americans in the path of a powerful storm that could dump as much as a foot of snow. >> don't be fooled by the warm weather. a winter storm warning is in effect. >> reporter: new york city bracing. plows and piles of salt on standby. new york city and boston already announcing schools will be closed thursday. >> we want people to stay indoors as much as possible. >> it's going to be a long 24 to 48 hours in the northeast for many folks.
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it's a quick-moving storm. >> hope everybody got to enjoy the weather yesterday while it was here. some northern california schools will also be closed today because more heavy rain is expected. that region as well as parts of oregon already experiencing flooding as well as mud and rock slides. the extra runoff was too much for a spillway in northern california. a huge crater developed as you see there, and it shut down as well as it, had to be shut down. officials say there is no danger to the auraville dam but they're trying to figure out how to release the water safely. with extreme weather on both northern coasts, the weather forecast is especially important. >> let's check in with accuweather meteorologist justin povick joining us live. in the east, we're seeing such extremes from wednesday to thursday. we were loving the smeshtime temperatures just a few minutes ago. >> sad to read the forecast today. >> great having you live. but a bit of a buzz kill. >> yeah, it's definitely keeping
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us on our toes. it's unfortunate. i was out hiking in shorts yesterday and now you know, we're kind of trading in the shorts for the shovel. this is a quick-hitting storm that is going to deposit a lot of the snow in a very short amount of time. a big shock to the system here for many. >> and justin, looking at the national picture, it's been a brutal winter in the west. prettymide in the east. what's behind that? >> everything boil downstairs to the jet stream. of course, that's that the channel of air that kind of produces the big storms and carries them across the country. and that's just been targeted and aimed at the west coast. again, a lot of tropical moist koching in from here hawaii. so they've seen relentless storm after storm after storm. we're still looking at a stormy pattern. we do think there will be some breaks here as we get in toward the next couple of weeks. >> this thing is going to be gone in less than 24 hours, right? >> oh, yeah. you know, basically you could blink and therein system is working its way off to the
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property in and to the east rushing out to sea. again, it's the morning rush hour that the snow could be coming down two, three inches er hour. this afternoon, it's really starting to improve. >> too early for us to get out the fedora and the sunglasses again? >> never too early for that. >> ah. >> yes. justin povicking. > accuweather's justin it ppovi >> it was a buzz kill for people in new york city ho experienced that. the weather has been busy all across the countries. in louisiana, they're dealing with the aftermath of these tornadoes. the destruction visible for miles. homes and businesses shredded into pieces. that's a tractor-trailer moving through a parking lot. winds flipping semi trailers knocking down trees and toppling power lines. >> new orleans is one of the hardest hit areas. some parts of the city are still recovering from hurricane katrina. more than 11 years ago.
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and those barts were some of the worst damage. dozens of people were injured. so far no deaths though reported. out of washington where the country's new attorney general will be sworn in this morning. >> jeff sessions confirmed by the senate overnight on a nearly party line vote. his confirmation ends a bitter partisan fight in which democrats expressed concerns about sessions' record on civil rights. after the senate's vote, sessions resigned as senator from al bethlehem. his replacement could be named by the governor of that state as early as today. and president trump's pick for supreme court expressing some concern about the president's extended criticism of federal judges. judge neil gorsuch made the critical comments in a private discussions with democratic senator. last night the senator richard blumenthal talked about his meeting with gorsuch. >> i said to judge gorsuch that i find these attacks on the judiciary absolutely abhorrent
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and unacceptable. and i asked him to express his criticism. and to condemn these kinds of public attacks on an independent judiciary. and at that point, after some back and forth, he did say that he found them to be disheartening and demoralizing. >> a spokesman for gorsuch confirmed his comments. president trump's criticism of federal judges skam casa appeals court in san francisco copies to consider whether the travel ban should be reinstated. that decision could come today. the president slamming nordstrom for dropping ivanka's fashion line. nordstrom says it dropped the line because of poor sales, not politics. the retailer's stock dipped but rebounded later in the day. ivanka trump resigned from the brand after her father was elected president. t.j. pax and marshals say the line will no longer be prominent
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lit featured in their stores. >> madison square garden is known for hosting big fights. this wasn't one that was intended. charles oakley was ranting against the owner of the knicks, and then he got into a shoving match with security guars before being ejected from the game and arrested. he actually shoved his finger at one of the guards, grabbed the neck of another. oakley was charged with three counts of assault and was released. a statement from the knicks accused of oakley of acting in a highly inappropriate and completely abusive manner. it was an ugly scene there at msg. >> yeah. so baseball spring training now getting under way next week. there are some change thises that could be in store for extra innings. >> yes, now for all you baseball purists out there, don't panic, this is only taking place at the lowest level of minor leagues for now, but there season, you see that guy in the middle? the start of -- a runner will automatically start at second base. >> yes, if you're the runner.
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>> potential benefits of the rule include avoiding super long games. sources say major league baseball has already saw the feedback from several sources about that potential rule change. >> i'm only a fan of starting on second base after the first date. you saw it coming, didn't you? >> i thought. i was hoping maybe you weren't going to go there and then i should have known better. >> starting there should only be for dates. coming up, some shock video caught on camera. >> and we mean literally. a backpacker trying to make his way through a storm gets quite a jolt when a lightning bolt lands nearby. >> and counting down to the oscars. one of the films for best picture "the moonlight" is getting a lot of buzz. we'll hear from the director and the one person that he wishes could see it now. >> check out our behind the scenes pics on instagram. we posted stuff to our instastory where i beat diane at -- >> you did not. i won. >> at a competition.
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so this happened in australia. a guy recording his walk home in a storm when he narrowly avoids getting struck by lightning. the lightning appears to strike no more than a few yards away but keen observers noted a delay in the sound which would then put the strike nearly a mile away. >> what's pitbull doing in australia. >> does look like him. mr. 305 and down under.
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>> first lady melania trump is doing something no other first lady has ever done before suing a media organization for libel. >> tom llamas explains. >> the first lady fighting hard to protect not only her reputation but her brand. lawyers for melania trump refiling a lawsuit against the daily mail online, seeking damages worth more than $150 million. she's sue sath news website for publishing a now retracted report containing unsubstanti e unsubstantiated allegations that the modeling agency she worked for doubled as an escort service. >> i didn't expect media will be so dishonest and so mean. i didn't expect that. also for me from the beginning. i never had one correct story. one honest story. >> according to the suit, that false report damaged mrs. trump's licensing,
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marketing, and endorsement opportunities. the suit also states the daily mail story couldn't have come at a worse time because mrs. trump had the unique once in a lifetime opportunity to launch a broad-based commercial brand in multiple product categories. each of which could have garnered multimillion dollar business relationships for a multiyear term during which plaintiff is one of the most photographed women in the world. >> i'm honored to be our first lady. >> so are melania trump's lawyers arguing that false report limited how much she could profit off the presidency? mrs. trump's spokeswoman insists she's not trying to cash in on her new life. telling abc news, she was not trying to make money from her role as first lady. >> it's just kind of fueling the flames of all there discussion about possible conflicts of interest in the new trump white house. >> reporter: tom llamas, abc news, new york. coming up in our next half
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hour, a devastating blow to one of the most famous high wire acts in the world. five circus performers were injured while practicing a record-breaking stunt in florida. among them some members of the famed wallenda family. what we're hearing about what may have gone wrong. first the amazing team behind "moonlight." what we're learning about the true connection behind this best picture nominee. you're watching "world news now." two thirds of americans he digestive issues. i'm joy bauer, and as a nutritionist i know probiotics can often help. but many probiotics do not survive your stomach's harsh environment. digestive advantage is different. its natural protein shell is tougher than your stomach's harsh environment, so it surivies a hundred times better than the leading probiotic, to get where you need it most. get the digestive advantage, and enjoy living well.
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♪ okay. so admittedly it is a bit i've sleeper. earning under $18 million at the box office, but "moonlight" is in the to the light as a top oscar contender. >> the coming of age tale is spotlight agamerican experience rarely seen on the big screen. we're up "up all nightline" with abc's chris connelly. >> reporter: in mid-1980s miami, chiron, a bull lued boy confides to his unlikely meanter to the explicit slur lurled at him. >> what's a faggof? >> a faggot is a word used to make gay people feel bad. >> am i a faggot? >> no, no.
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you could be gay but you don't let anybody call you no faggot. >> reporter: an ugly word turned into a profound teaching moment. >> how do i know? >> you just do. i think. >> reporter: in its words and in its silences and in its hauntingly beautiful images, "moonlight" has been captivating audiences and nominated for eight oscars with three actors playing chiron as he gross to manhood, this coming of age story has been an claimed for illuminating its characters. it's a portrayal of an african-american experience a narrative historically absent in hollywood. the mid level drug dealer takes chiron into his home and it is transformative for them both. >> juan has seen this young man is at that point where is he going to be potentially persecuted. >> good choice. put it in your pocket.
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>> so i have to be here for him. >> doesn't judge chiron, you know? he doesn't judge the way he talks, the way he acts or anything he does. >> and chiron's used to be being judged a lot, isn't he? >> yeah, very much. >> reporter: his vulnerability and yearning for connection is central to "moonlight." >> get up, bro. >> stay down. >> if you get up. >> reporter: directed by barry jenkins from his and terrell mccraneny's script. although they didn't meet till they were adults, these two drew from real life experiences they each had growing up. troubled miami housing complex during the height of the crack epidemic. the movie has veebed critical acclaim. i'm chris connelly in los angeles for "nightline." >> you love that one. >> we were both. >> kendis is not a huge fan of it. >> it was not the feel good movie of the year. >> i do appreciate. >> i appreciate the story. >> the story and the conversation it's opening up.
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okay. so this is amazing. you are about to bestow your eyes on truly a wonderful piece of produce. take a look at this produce that is on sale there in hong kong. it is beautiful. it's a bougie berry as many people would call it. it comes in that fancy box. it hails all the way from japan. how much would you pay for this? >> i'm thinking $22. >> five cents. >> thanks. >> $22. >> jack sheehan with the spoiler. >> there are people who saw it, it was in a supermarket in hong kong. and they saw the price tag for it. they got like sticker shock. and now there's been a back an lash. people are saying you're wasting all that packaging on one strawberry. >> $22 for a strawberry?
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>> it is a good strawberry. >> is that the only reason we're doing the story. >> just so i could say straw bury. >> on to another food story that gets a lot more intense. some guy in nova scotia had too much time on his hands. this is what he captured, the epic battle between a squirrel and a crow all over a slice of pizza. >> well -- >> the two go at it. the squirrel tries to hide behind the wheel of the parked car. no, no, that's not going to work. the crow finds him. the squirrel decides to print toward another parked car dodge the crow along the way but that doesn't quite get there. the squirrel then manages to get away a little bit. watch him try to sneak. slowly, slowly. and then he -- >> he's up. >> so it becomes a race. >> go, go, go. >> like is the national geographic, planet earth, little quirl squirrel.
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the squirrel is trying to find good shelter for his pizza, but the crow can detect any motion. so he has to move very carefully. the video taking too long. i'll let you know what happens. they run behind a building. just lined the end of sopranos," we never know what happens. who gets the pizza? >> are you kidding me? what happened. >> if anybody has any information on the squirrel, the crow or the pizza, please let us know. >> apparently new york's pizza rat stole it in the end. went in and got it. we'll go from that to something just as appetizing i guess. bacon flavored breakfast beer. i think those are the only words i need to say. >> those are my three favorite things. >> there is a brewery that has put this out. one way to get to justify getting drunk before noon as if you needed an excuse. >> you know what goes with that? pizza, and dominos now has a registry. if you want to give your friends something special for sweetheart ♪ music
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this morning on "world news now," the president's fight with the federal judges over his travel ban, taking a new twist is nomin to ththththththe ememck w wask the e ite house for evidence that the homeland is less safe. the full story ahead. >> and the winter weather is having a ripple effect for travelers today. thousands of flights have already been delayed or canceled after less than a day after unseasonable warpth. the terrifying accident involving one of the world's most famous high wire acts. >> five circus performers plunged 25 feet to the ground while practicing. what we're hearing now about how they're doing and what may have gone wrong. ♪ might sound crazy but it ain't no lie, bye, bye, bye ♪ . >> it better be crazy, justin,
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because for you to have left 'n sync, there should be a darn good reason for it. although you did do pretty well in your solo career. we appreciate you calling and telling us why you would break up the band that has sold 50 million albums, gave us so many hits and left us to try to like j.c. chasez. >> maybe they'll have a reunion. >> the answers this thursday, february 9th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." oh, oh. >> let's begin as we say hello. >> all right. back to the news. >> back to the news. even though you know the inner 'n sync is with us. we'll break down all that. let's begin with president trump's fight against federal judges. the ones he's deciding whether his controversial travel ban should be reinstated. that decision could come as soon as today.
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>> so the president seemed to apply some pressure saying in a tweet that if the ban isn't put back in place, "we can never have the security and safety to which we are entitled." and there was some pushback from the president's supreme court nominee as abc's cecilia vega reports. >> reporter: president trump's supreme court pick making the rounds on capitol hill. and while making nice with senators, judge neil gorsuch had some harsh words about the man who nominated him. his spokesman confirming that during a meeting with one senate drarkts judge gorsuch described president trump's recent criticism of judges as "demoralizing and disheartening." the president has lashed out at the federal judge who put a temporary hold on his immigration ban calling him a so-called judge and saying he's to blame if anything happened. and he seemed to criticize the federal judges currently deliberating the appeal of that ruling. > i don't ever want to call a court biased so i won't call it biased. we haven't had a decision yet.
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but courts seem to be so political. >> reporter: those three judges now considering whether to reinstate the travel ban had tough questions for lawyers on both sides, one asked whether the administration had any proof that travelers from the seven muslim majority countries present a threat. >> has the government pointed to any evidence connecting these countries with terrorism? >> reporter: another judge asking the washington state lawyer challenging the ban why he believes the president's executive order unfairly targets muslims. >> i have trouble understanding why we're supposed to infer religious animus when in fact the vast majority of muslims would not be affected as residents of those nations. >> reporter: watching at home in the white house, president trump clearly not impressed. >> and i was a good student. i understand things. i comprehend very well. okay? better than i think almost anybody. and i want to tell you i listened to a bunch of stuff last night on television that
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was disgraceful. >> reporter: as the president attacks the judicial branch, he's also accused of fanning fears about what he describes as a growing terror threat, dropping a hint about what he's learned in his classified briefings. >> believe me, i've learned a lot in the last two weeks. and terrorism is a far greater threat than the people of our country understand. >> reporter: a striking shift from past presidents who have urged americans to be vigilant but not afraid. we pressed the white house for an explanation. >> is there a specific threat that he is talking about? and should the american public, based on that statement right there, be fearful? >> no, but i think the american people should understand that the president's committed to do this. we face a very, very real threat in isis and radical islamic terrorism. >> but just to clarify though, is the threat today greater than it was yesterday or last week.
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>> because that's what he's saying. >> i understand what he's saying. what i'm telling you is we shouldn't ever be behind the curve on the threats this country faces. we should make sure -- we don't know when the next one is coming. >> and from the president, this ominous tweet about the on going legal battle. big increase in traffic into our country from certain areas while we wait. >> sean spicer said he wanted to pool the data and he would get back to reporters pressing him on the president's tweeted. we are still waiting. we reached out to the department of homeland security and the state department. they also could not tell us whether there has been an increase in people as the president said, coming from certain areas. >> cecilia vega, abc news, the white house. and the nation's new attorney general jeff sessions will be at the white house this morning to be sworn into office. sessions was confirmed by his former senate colleagues last night on nearly a party line vote. that vote ended a partisan battle in which democrats said sessions wouldn't do enough to protect the rights of minorities and others. sessions has resigned his senate seat.
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his replacement will be named by the governor of alabama. the other major developing story this morning is the massive snowstorm headed for the northeast. a foot of snow or more is expected to arrive during the morning rush and most school districts have already begun announcing canceled classes or closed school entirely. the airlines have canceled thousands of today's flights in and out of the region which may impact travel in other parts of the country. public works employees are pulling all nighters getting ready to keep the roads clear or as clear as possible anyway trying to prevent some repeats of this scene in suburban boston yesterday morning. amazingly no one was injured as this suv went sliding down a hill. not even the pedestrian you might have noticed that is hugging a wall there. scary stuff. >> yeah, absolutely. >> all the more reason why workers will have to extra prepare today to make sure that the roads are nice and salted to try to avoid any messes like that.
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the amount of snow will vary greatly. >> thanks and good morning to you. this is a quick hitting but very potent snowstorm working its way throughout the northeast. most of the impacts being felt into the first half of the day from new york city south and west. it goes later on from boston northbound to portland where some areas could be topping a foot of snow. in addition to that, very, very gusty winds and some cold, cold temperatures. lots of travel delays are expected. diane, kendis? >> our thanks to justin. a former contractor for the national security agency has been charged in a massive breach of secret documents. harold martin is accused of spending years collecting large amounts of classified information and storing it in his home and in his car. he's been charged with 20 counts of taking national defense information. he faces decades in prison if convicted. a phoenix man has been sentenced to 30 years behind bars on charges he provided support to isis. authorities say abdul malik abdul kareem, an american born
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muslim convert, helped two followers carry through an attempted attack outside a prophet muhammad cartoon contest. in texas in 2015. the two were killed in a shoot-out with police. the pentagon announcing at least 11 al qaeda operatives were killed during u.s. air strikes in syria, including anside operative with close ties to osama bin laden and the man who replaced him. the pentagon says abu hami al masri was in charge of training camps in the '80s and '90s. and white house press secretary sean spicer says critics of the u.s. raid in yemen should apologize. spicer singled out senator john mccain who says he would not describe the raid as successful. mccain noted the death of u.s. navy seal ryan owens. spicer took issue with that saying the raid was indeed a success. >> and i think anyone who would suggest it's not a success does disservice to the life of chief ryan owens.
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>> mccain dismissed the call for an apology citing his own time as a p.o.w. in vietnam. he says a failed rescue mission in no way diminishes the courage of the troops. >> we are getting our first look this morning at the torch for the south korea 2018 winter olympic games. the torch inspired by traditional korean white porcelain snow and ice. the games get under way a year from today. these are first olympic games held in south korea. the first winter olympic games. >> the world record holder for lowest limbo, because that's a thing, well, she's at it again. ♪ >> this is a woman known as the limbo queen for fairly obvious reasons. her name is shamika charles. oh, no, she's not going under that. >> oh, yeah, she is. she's not called the limbo queen for no reason. she is not only limboing under the truck, she actually didn't
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spill a drop of the drinks. >> oh, my gosh. >> on the tray that she's holding. >> wow. >> that is some serious skill. >> yes, shamika. that is amazing. >> do you think that's all she does? just all day every day. >> i don't know. >> she just limbos? >> all day, i don't know, but i'd like her phone number. that is amazing. > that is crazy. >> holy cow. >> let the video play out again. watch it. >> i can't even walk with a trayful of drinks. apologies. >> i like how some people in the room are just kind of hanging out. >> do they have any idea what's going on? they're just there to buy a car. they don't understand the limbo thing. >> we saw tom brady win his fifth ring and saw her do that. we have seen greatness in our time. >> i'm impressed. >> coming up the high flying circus acrobats who took a frightening dive.
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why one trauma doctor is describing all of them as extremely lucky to be alive this morning. >> and yet another an apparent photoshop fail is slipping past editors at "vogue" magazine. >> oh, my. >> can you tell what it is here? something a little wrong in this cover photo. we're going to show you what it is and the story ahead in "the skinny." you're watching "world news now." you're watching "world news now."
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five circus performers in sarasota, florida losing their balance while practicing a record-breaking stunt never before performed. plummeting 25 feet to the ground below. two in critical condition. at least one with a traumatic brain injury. >> they're extremely lucky given the height of the fall that they survived. >> reporter: the group was practicing a complex eight-person pyramid similar to this one with seven performers. on that wire, famed daredevil nik wallenda was the anchor at the back of the pyramid and did not fall or sustain injuries. >> it's a shock to everybody. our hears go out to everybody to those that are injured and to nik. >> reporter: other jaw dropping stunts have gone wrong in recent years. in 2014, eight women were injured when the circus rig holding them by their hair collapsed. officials say there was nothing wrong with the wire or its rigging. all of the performers are expected to survive. mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. >> happy to know they will be okay. >> scary stuff.
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>> when we come back, switching gears to justin timberlake who is spilling the beans on something we've all wanted to no, why he left 'n sync. >> why, why, why. >> andage gigi hadid has freakishly long hands and arms on the cover of "vogue." we have that and some other photoshop fails for you. skinny is next. ome other photoshop fails for you. skinny is next. your brain, and your joints really love them too? introducing megared advanced 4in1... just one softgel delivers the omega-3 power of two regular fish oil pills... so give your body mega support with megared advanced 4in1.
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♪ ♪ i want to see you, baby, bye, bye, bye ♪ ♪ >> all right. it's time to start "the skinny." as you may have guessed, we are starting with a revelation by justin timberlake. >> yes. so opening up for this week's cover story in "the hollywood reporter," the nine-time grammy winner is revealing why he really ditched 'n sync in 2002
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when they broke up. >> timber lake told the magazine the whole thing was get too big. he said it started out as a snowball fight and turned into an avalanche. he also says, "i was growing out of it and i felt like i cared more about the music than some of the other people in the group." >> he also said he had other music he wanted to make and he needed to follow his heart and it appears to be paying off. he's up for a tenth grammy award. this sunday for "can't stop the feeling," so basically the real reason was yoko ono all along. that's why they broke up. we all know that. >> things seem to have worked out pretty well for him. it's hard to begrudge him that decision. >> exactly. he's the second most successful in sink member after christopher patrick. >> the one whose name you can't remember. >> j.k.chasez. joey fatone. >> next. they're just like train wrecks. >> this morning we're seeing another photoshop fail again. >> march cover of "vogue" magazine claims to celebrate all types of women featuring seven models.
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>> but the magazine accused of digitally altering the image most notably freakishly and weirdly extending the hand of gigi hadid, do you see that, it's placed near ashley graham's waist. she's like three people over. >> it's a little unbelievable. "vogue" appears to have doctored up the image of graham who openly celebrates her size and she says the cellulite on her thighs and all but they added a white seam and a tag on her shorts where it was plain black in candid paparazzi photos taken during the shoot back in december. so perhaps the gigi edit was part of the effort to make her look thinner. >> why do this. but they do this often. remember this one from kendall jackson and gigi hadid sporting bare legs without knees on the cover, cover of "w" magazine. >> they don't need to bend their legs. that's fine. >> how can we forget victoria beckham in another an apparent
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"vogue" photoshop fail with a giant chunk removed from her right thigh. it's just gone. not there. >> all right. next up in the rich just keep getting richer category, oprah winfrey's big payday. >> the big media mogul has sold a painting from australian artist gustav klimt she bought ten years ago to a private buyer in china for a staggering $150 million. >> the 1912 painting was originally found as part of a collection of paintings stolen by the nazis during world war ii. >> open praep bought the painting in 2006 for just under $88 million. it translates into a $63 million profit in ten years. finally lady gaga flying high from her triumphant super bowl halftime show is hitting the road. >> she tweeted out a new video for "john wayne," a collaboration with mark ronson and josh holme from her album "joann." check it out. ♪ ♪ baby let's get high
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♪ uptown girl, she's been living in her uptown world ♪ ♪ i bet she never had a back street guy ♪ >> billy joel's uptown girl has two of her own uptown girls and she clearly likes to show them off. >> yeah, she does. super model christie brinkley and her daughters are opening up about the new pictures you saw in the "sports illustrated" swimsuit edition. dan harris is a lucky man, spoke with them. >> reporter: at 63, christie brinkley is proving age is just a number gracing the pages of "sports illustrated's" swimsuit edition for the ninth time. this year alongside her two daughters, her youngest an aspiring model herself. >> sailor's always wanted to do this. and alexa just couldn't imagine that that would ever happen. >> the mother/daughter shoot was a first for the magazine and a
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first for the family. >> this is a real full circle moment for me. and i can get very emotional about this. >> reporter: the star proudly sharing this shot of the trio on her instagram page writing thank you, "sports illustrated" for sending the powerful message that good things come in packages of every size and we do not come with an expiration date. dan harris, abc news, new york. very, very cool. the girls said they all had an absolute blast doing it. sailor started modeling at the age of 15. she's trying to follow in mom's footsteps. >> great seeing her. but 63, holy cow. >> she says she was able to ease their nerves with a little bit of a pep talk before they did the shoot. i guess the girls were a little nervous. >> don't miss our updates on facebook at >> stay with us. we've got more news coming up. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades. w" informing insomniacs for two decades.
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