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it, i think 74% of the state is completely out of drauths range. >> wow. >> it's amazing. exciting to see even though it's been quite difficult for some people. my first grade teach's mother was evacuated. in maxwell. that's one of the towns seeing serious flood damage. she is okay, but a lot of folks are out of their homes. so moving on to a story a lot of us can relate to, security at the airport. the tsa promising a full review after a major breach at jfk international airport. >> nearly a dozen passengers breezed right through an unstaffed metal detector. three of them setting off the alarm. but nobody stopped them from boarding their planes. here's abc's linzie janis. >> reporter: these surveillance images showing these passengers breaching security at one of america's busiest airports. tsa officers at new york's jfk left a metal detector unstaffed. 11 passengers passing through around 6:00 a.m. three of them set the detector off, but got no additional screening. >> three passengers in the
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restricted sterile area without being screened. they have video footage of this. >> reporter: it took the tsa two hours to report the breach to airport police. >> side unit and land unit respond to terminal five. >> reporter: by 8:00 a.m. law enforcement officers flood the terminal with those photos of the three passengers, but they had already boarded their flight. >> the most worrying thing about the security breach is the two-hour delay. it should never have happened. >> reporter: the tsa says all the passengers' carryon bags were screened and they will discipline and retrain employees as appropriate. those three passengers flew to san francisco. the tsa says they were screened upon landing. but the question remains, why weren't police told sooner? linzie janis, abc news, new york. >> insane. coming up in our next half hour, the alarming uptick in bomb threats targeting jewish community centers. evacuations were forced across nine states yesterday with nearly 60 jewish centers
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receiving threats this year alone. how the white house is responding. but first the documentary series focusing on race, celebrity and o.j. simpson. that's now a serious oscar contender. you're watching "world news now." you know your heart loves megared omega-3s... but did you know your eyes, 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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good early morning to you. we're just five days away from hollywood's biggest night of the year. this morning, the growing oscar buzz around one of this year's best documentary nominees is focusing on race and celebrity. >> specifically how that dynamic played out in the o.j. simpson trial. we're up "up all nightline" with abc's juju chang. >> reporter: many of the central players in. the trial of the century back in the spotlight as part of an oscar nominated espn documentary. o.j. made in america exploring bitter race relations plaguing lapd for decades. did the defense team cross a line? ethically. >> they cross a line every time they walk into court. every single time. >> what was the most egregious? >> i think the sheer extreme nature of the way in which race was injected went too far. >> when audiotape surfaced of the police officer who found the bloody glove ranting racial
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slurs. >> first thing anything out of a [ bleeped ] for the first five or six sentences is a lie. >> it was seen as a touchdown for the defense. >> who says things like that in. >> it was so foul, it was so despicable that i mean it was nauseating to listen to. >> it was like mana from heaven. it was indeed a gift. >> reporter: when you heard those tapes did you think this is a get out of jail free card? >> it was a blockbuster. we knew that some of the things that he was talking about would resonate with this jury. >> it was very painful, two innocent people were brutally murdered. and i just thought no one cares. no one cares. and it was extremely heart breaking. >> reporter: did you lose your faith in the criminal justice system? >> i did. i really did. it wasn't just the verdict. it was watching the insanity of the circus every single day. i couldn't get the judge to pick up the reins at any point during
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the trial and watching something like that happen, it's like i have nothing left to believe in. i can't do this. >> reporter: but life after the not guilty verdict was not as o.j. may have imagined. he was found libel in the civil trial and ordered to pay $33 million to the families of nicole brown simpson and ron goldman and 13 years after that verdict, a baffling attempt to steal back his own memorabilia. this time a different verdict. >> guilty. >> landing him in prison with a 33-year sentence for robbery. >> that must feel like vindication for you. >> he's not serving time for the murders and that's what that's what would be vindicating. >> reporter: the form prosecutor has since left the courtroom fulfilling a childhood dream of becoming an crime novelist. >> the country is going through this reexamination of you. what do you think of that in. >> i think it's really nice to be understood. it's really nice. >> reporter: for "nightline," i'm juju chang in new york.
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okay. "the mix." "the mix" remix. because you're going to do a double take when we show you this first video. play that beautiful bean footage. already, look at this gigantic egg. this is huge. but watch what happens when they crack it in the bowl. what's inside. >> what, what, what? >> another egg. >> that's just raw. >> that's crazy. but apparently, this is a phenomenon where it's an o sight. i remember learning this in science class. and the youtuber who posted this says this egg had a yolk and another egg inside. i can't believe it didn't kel my hen. this was from their little barn. >> it looks like a godzilla egg my question is what happens when
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the egg hatches. do you know? >> i guess it would be like twins. >> i don't know. if it was fertilized but it's just a big omelet now. >> well, and a youtube video. this is kind of crazy because you know, i think you like special starbucks orders. >> i do like special drinks. >> 19 ingredients? 19 ingredients. >> greedy. >> take a look at this. this is an order, the most obnoxious starbucks order ever. okay? i'm going to going heavy cream, lack tad milk, in avente cup, no water, honey, greek yogurt. >> greek yogurt. >> i'm exhausted. 34 degrees. strawberry, like how long does this thing take to make. >> what is the drink? >> it's called the, i don't know, we call this had something earlier. green vanilla bean something. >> i want to have one. >> you do? >> well, maybe not as obnoxious.
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>> what is this? >> 19 ingredients. it's a frappuccino. it's frap chino with a lot of business. okay so let's talk about talent. something that we like to see japanese student has broken the guinness world record for the most finger snaps in a minute. check this out. satuyuki snapped his fingers 296 times in one minute on a japanese tv show in the presence of a guinness judge. the judge said this would be very good. audible clicks made using only his thumb and middle finger would be included. >> he's doing it quick. i'll make this next one snappy. check it out. the homeless guy just gets offered a job and look at there. >> whoo. >> he is happy about that job. >> al. how exciting is that. caught on camera. >> you know, the fact that he's homeless and-this victory. best of luck to
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this morning on "world news now," relentless rain in the west. communities across california are on edge as rivers continue to rise. evacuations are under way right now in some regions where reservoirs that were once bone dry are now brimming over from the downpours. the forecast just ahead. tension between washington and the rest of the world being felt as president trump finds himself under fire in europe. facing public anger and attacks, members of the british parliament weighing in as vice president nce tries to reassure nato's allies in the face of uncertainty. details ahead. >> also this half hour, the heroic actions of tourists in new york's central park. >> this is a cool story. two young men helped save the lives of seven teenagers who fell through the ice all while trying to take a selfie with it's the final four for the
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bachelor. nick taking a quartet of prospective brides on hometown dates but a surprise visitor just before the rose ceremony. our senior bachelor analyst breaks it down in "the skinny" on this tuesday, february 21st.. our senior bachelor analyst breaks it down in "the skinny" on this tuesday, february 21sro. our senior bachelor analyst breaks it down in "the skinny" on this tuesday, february 21sur ceremony. our senior bachelor analyst breaks it down in "the skinny" on this tuesday, february 21st. from abc news, this is "world news now." i got to tell you, it's wonderful and exciting to see how much rain california is getting. getting us out of that drought territory. but at the same time, it can be dangerous and people are getting evacuated out of their homes in some spots. good morning to you. we begin this half hour record rainfall in northern california. san francisco has received more rain this winter than it usually gets in a full year. >> and more is on the way today. pushing rivers and streams past their limits. today's storms also also bring very strong winds to the region. the result is flooding, mudslides and fallen trees. when a giant tree fell and blocked a highway in santa cruz, drivers took care of the problem themselves. one driver even pulled out a
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20-inch chain saw. others had brooms. >> the latest evacuations are in san joaquin county where a levee was breached. there's a flash flood warning for the surrounding farms. there may also be flooding this afternoon in modesto, not too far from there because for the first time in years, the spillway gates have been opened at the don pedro reservoir. that will triple the flow of the tuolumne river putting it about ten feet above flood stage in modesto. abc's neal karlinksky is there with more. >> reporter: california can't catch a break, from drought to drenching, including water rescues on swollen creeks. the fire hose of rain taking aim at northern california with a vengeance. >> this area is a possible flood area. >> reporter: late today, police recommending evacuations near modesto where flood waters are rising. scattered landslides have blocked roads as soaked hillsides give way. at sfo, more than 100 flights canceled. in wine country, near napa, this huge drain letting water out of the nearly full lake berryessa.
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this weekend, at least five people killed in southern california. a storm dumping up to 10 inches in some areas. to the north at the oroville dam site of a near emergency a week ago, new pictures showed how damaged that spillway is. the problem isn't just this storm but the consistent heavy rains they've been getting here in northern california. they won't get a break yet. more heavy rains and high winds are on the way. neal karlinksky, abc news, manteca, california. >> it's amazing to see. i've got a lot of family there, friends and everybody's just trying to stay dry and weather the storm. >> absolutely. a different system wreaked havoc on south central texas. at least four tornadoes struck the san antonio area with winds as high as 110 miles per hour. property damage estimated at about $100 million. >> wow. homes and buildings were destroyed, power cut. and about 120 miles to the northeast, the strong winds derailed part of a freight train. the 11 cars were carrying automobiles to st. louis.
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>> but it's northernalng the mo attention from meteorologists today. >> that's right. let's get the details from cam tran. good morning, cam. >> good morning. boy, the rain just won't let up. the foothills are expected to get an additional one to two inches of rainfall today. and then we've got to talk about all that snowfall. in the higher elevations of the sierras above 6,000 feet, 1 to 2 feet of snowfall. so the passes will be very slow going today. and then we've got the winds to talk about. especially along the coastline. could see wind gusts of up to 65 miles per hour. but the winds will gradually die down as they progress throughout the day. back to you. cam, thanks so much. today the president's new national security adviser begins his full day on the job. lieutenant general h.r. mcmaster was named to the post yesterday, one week after michael flynn's resignation. he was introduced at donald trump's mar-a-lago estate. president trump says former acting adviser adviser keith kellogg will stay on as the
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security council's chief of staff. mcmaster's selection allows the white house to move on to another major issue, revised immigration ban. senior administration officials tell abc news the new version will again focus on seven muslim majority nations deemed terror prone. however, green card holders and u.s. citizen countries will be exempt. also, the auction ban on syrian refugees has now been removed. >> the travel ban is just one of the subjects connected to donald trump that are creating tension this week and unease is being felt far from the u.s. abc's terry moran has a look at reaction from around the world. >> reporter: in parliament square, a throng of people protesting against president trump. inside, a fierce parliamentary debate, triggered by a petition signed by nearly 2 million britons seeking to downgrade president trump's upcoming state visit here hosted by the queen to just an ordinary visit without any royal welcome. >> we should not be inviting him
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to preach hatred and to spread his bigotry, misogyny, and his division. >> order! >> 3 million people actually voted for president trump, and that is their democratic decision. >> reporter: across europe, president trump is the great disruptor. a focus of controversy and concern. the latest flap coming this weekend, when riffing on terror in europe he alluded to some kind of incident in sweden. >> they took in large numbers. they're having problems like they never thought possible. >> reporter: the problem? there was no incident in sweden. later president trump taking to twitter explaining his statement was in reference to a story on that was broadcast on fox news concerning immigrants in sweden. but that drew a pointed response today from sweden's prime minister. >> we must all take responsibility for using facts correctly, and for verifying any information that we spread. >> reporter: all this while vice president mike pence is in europe to soothe the rattled
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allies. and in iraq, secretary of defense mattis trying to defuse the outrage over this comment from president trump at the cia. >> i don't want to go into iraq, but i will tell you, when we were in, we got out wrong. i always said, in addition to that, keep the oil, but okay. maybe you'll have another chance. >> reporter: my colleague, david muir, later asking him to clarify. >> what got my attention, mr. president, was when you said, maybe we'll have another chance. >> well, don't let it get your attention too much because we'll see what happens. we're going to see what happens. >> reporter: secretary mattis made clear where he stands. >> we're not in iraq to seize anybody's oil. >> terry moran, abc news. >> all right, terry, thanks so much. five people are dead right now, four of them americans after a charter plane crashed into an australian outlet mall this morning. the small plane had just taken off from a nearby airport, taking the americans on a golf trip. the plane exploded upon impact. you see it right there. several cars destroyed in the
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parking lot. the stores had not yet opened for the day and there were no injuries on the ground. among the americans killed are two men everyone texas, the governor of that region calls it the worst aviation tragedy there in decades. >> that's terrible. >> here in new york, a frightening scene in central park as a group of teens fell through the ice on a pond. the ice weakened by recent warm temperatures. now, despite warning signs staying stay off the ice, seven teens went out on it so they could take a selfie. the ice broke plunging them into 18 feet of freezing water. two tourists who came by and saw it happen came to the rescue. >> i grabbed a backpack. i didn't even know if he was still attached. i could feel there was a body on it. we pulled the body up on shore. he was -- if i didn't grab him a second later, he was gone. >> he was barely breathing. >> wow. they helped get all seven out of the water. six of them taken to hospitals and treated for mild hypothermia. and turns out they'll all be fine. >> and just don't get on the
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ice. >> wow. we're going to turn now to our robbery fail nominee of the morning and it comes from las vegas. this happened on valentine's day, but boy, oh, boy, there was no love here include. surveillance video shows a suspect in a smoke shop, he puts a gun on the counter and demands money. the shopkeeper refuses and shoos the guy away. it turns out the business owner grew up in afghanistan and used to be a translator for the military. listen. >> from childhood, we are grown with guns. so guns is not something that scares us. >> all right. the would be thief didn't leave completely empty handed. the owner gave him a pack of cigarettes. >> call that his complimentary prize. there's been no arrest in the case so far, but they're speaking saying we're not afraid of guns and stuff. so no biggie. >> that's right. >> i wish i was that calm under pressure if i was him. i hope if i'm ever faced with something like that. coming up, the growing threat.
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dozens of jewish centersfationwide targeted with bomb threats. the white house and even ivanka trump now weighing in. and new video proof it really was ryan gosling himself playing the piano in "la la land" ahead in "the skinny" right here on "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by megared advanced four in one. you know your heart loves megared omega-3s... but did you know your eyes, 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. cough doesn't sound so good. take mucinex dm.
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mthat stuff only lasts a few hours. or, take mucinex. one pill fights congestion for 12 hours. guess i won't be seeing you for a while. why take medicines that only last 4 hours, when just one mucinex lasts 12 hours? let's end this. and welcome back. there is growing concern right now at jewish community centers across the nation. >> that's right. evacuations were forced at centers across nine states yesterday over bomb threats. >> and while the fbi and justice department launch
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investigations, even ivanka trump is now weighing in. >> this morning, the investigation is growing as jewish community centers nationwide are targeted with bomb threats on monday alone at least 11 were targeted from new york to new mexico. >> part of life right now as we see it. >> reporter: this center near milwaukee was evacuated, streets nearby closed for hours, the second have here recently. it's the second have here recently. the kids hods go to school here now practice for them. >> i'm a teacher. i have the day off. i thought, i'm not going to avoid going to the jewish community center because i'm not going to be frightened. >> reporter: monday's rash of threats is just the latest wave. nearly 60 jewish centers have received menacing phone calls since the beginning of the year. no bombs have been found. the fbi is investigating as potential hate crimes. the white house responded monday to the increase in harassing calls saying in part, hatred and hate motivated violence of any kind have no place in a country founded on the promise of individual freedom. the president has so far not
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directly addressed the threats, but overnight, ivanka trump who converted to judaism saying america is a nation built on the principle of religious tolerance. we must protect our houses of worship and religious centers. >> and, of course, jared, her husband, has known benjamin netanyahu for such a long time. he mentioned that there. so they very much are concerned about this. they've been talking about it for a while. >> absolutely. when we come back, the bachelor takes his final four on hometown dates. but who was the surprise guest? >> and our chief senior "bachelor" analyst joins us next for "the skinny." stick around. us next for "the skinny." stick around. well i think you d great. move over. easy booger man. take mucinex dm. it'll take care of your cough. fine! i'll text you in 4 hours when your cough returns. one pill lasts 12 hours, so... looks like i'm good all night! ah! david, please, listen. still not coughing. not fair you guys! waffles are my favorite!
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♪ skinny, so skinny i like the music, too. >> i do, too. >> skinny time.
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this morning, that means another step of the journey on abc's "the bachelor." >> here to talk about it is our chief senior bachelor analyst jack sheahan. ja, what's going on? >> not much. >> you brought the rose again. adrienne, gio, hometown dates mean one thing on the "bachelor." they mean that the end is near. thankfully. four women still left involved in this whole mess. raven, rachel, corrine, and vanessa. roll that beautiful bachelor footage. first stop, hoxie, arkansas, this is raven. and nick. they're riding around and doing other stuff. >> wow. >> in the mud and the water there. >> too much. >> too much. >> exactly. >> i feel like i shouldn't even be seeing this. >> they were having a good time. they go and see her family. her dad right there, thankfully, the guy's cancer free. there was a lot of nice chats that went on. >> that's sweet. >> yeah, involved in the whole visit.
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there they are saying good-bye. raven -- >> not saying much, jack. >> what she didn't say was three important words, i love you, closed the door, that's it. there were some questions, uh-oh, did i kind of blow it there. was what it was. next, dallas, texas. rachel, nick and rachel, they go off to church. nick is given a nice warm welcome by the congregation there. >> looks a little awkward in that service. >> they had a real nice visit and they talked about what they called the, quote unquote, elephant in the room. >> okay. >> yes, they're an interracial couple. no big deal. they had it all figured out. all is good at least at this point. of course, we know that rachel is the bachelorette. so -- >> so they're really not a couple. >> yeah, it is what it is, got to move along. next, corrine, miami. they go shopping. they reportedly drop a couple of grand. not that anyone cares.
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eventually, we get to our big fat greek dinner get-together. which, of course, involves nick meeting corrine's nanny, raquel. that's raquel right there the famous raquel. earlier when they were together, corrine had said nick, i love you. was what it was. she's all good. next vanessa, montreal. vanessa is a special needs teacher. >> wow. >> best segment of the season so far when they went and visited vanessa's students. they had a real nice meeting with them. when they get to her family, there's plenty of concerns and plenty of questions. next, here's how the whole show ended. vanessa's like, you know what, i think i might be all done with this. she's about had it. you see her walking down the hallway, knock knock at the door. who is it? andi needs another 15 minutes of fame from past seasons. she needed another 15 minutes or they had to drum up some drama.
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analyst out. >> what was the drama? you're leaving without the drama? >> that's it? >> leave us hanging? >> i guess we'll have to watch. you know what, he did that because we don't want to get a spoiler, right? >> yeah. next to video proof that ryan gosling really did play the piano in "la la land." ♪ >> "variety" is sharing this behind the scenes video of gosling on the set rehearsing and playing those several of those scenes there. >> yes, his heartthrob factor just went up about ten points. gosling no stranger to music. he sang and danced alongside justin timberlake and britney spears in the mickey mouse club. >> of course, all of his hard work is paying off with an oscar nomination for best actor. really was, he was fantastic in that movie. >> and everybody just loves him. >> that's right. coming up, the politics of oscar. >> the world is waiting to find out just what the hollywood elites will have to say on stage sunday night.
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only last 4 hours. but just one mucinex lasts 12 hours. let's end this. ♪ >> adrienne wants to give that "we are gma" promo an oscar. >> i do. our producer brian is the deejay this morning. that song "la la la "is giving us a hint of what we may see. >> that's right.
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we are days away from finally reaching the climax of this years high holy days of award season. >> it's hard to remember an awards season not as politically charged as this one. what's in store for this sunday? here's abc's byron pitts. >> reporter: with hollywood's biggest night less than one week away, people are asking all things oscars. will "moonlight" steal the spotlight? who will be named best dressed and what off the wall topics will come up in the acceptance speeches? this award season has already proven to be quite political. take meryl streep's acceptance speech at the golden globes calling out president trump for his comments on immigration. >> hollywood is crawling with outsiders and foreigners and if we kick them all out, you'll have nothing to watch but football and mixed martial arts, which are not the arts. >> reporter: most recently, joy villa's make america great again dress that set the grammy's red carpets abuzz and her record
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sales soaring. this isn't the first time hollywood "a" listers have used award shows to take a political stance. >> shame on you, mr. bush. shame you. >> to the lack of diversity. >> well, i'm here at the academy awards. otherwise known as the white people's choice awards. >> reporter: and while we're not quite sure what this guy was protesting -- as for this year's speeches, we'll know sunday night. byron pitts, abc news, new york. >> it's going to be exciting. it's going to be an exciting night to see. >> do you think best picture will be "la la land"? >> i think it probably will, yeah. i'm rooting for "hidden figures." it's amazing movie. we'll see. >> we will find out. >> don't miss our updates on facebook at >> coming up, more news from abc. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. insomniacs for two decades. make the most of a few minutes
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making news in america this morning, breaking overnight, americans on vacation killed in a fiery plane crash in australia. the new video showing the plane as it was going down slamming into a shopping center. >> the flooding emergency on the west coast. evacuations ordered overnight after a levee breached and more rain on the way. president trump naming his replacement for national security adviser, high praise for his choice on both sides of the aisle as new details emerge about a revised immigration plan and fiery debate in the united kingdom. will president trump get an official state visit or be shut out? and flag flap old glory proudly displayed behind vice president presence but can you spot


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