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off the field right now. out. he's fired. >> reporter: a comment that united figures from across the sporting worth, encapsulated by this "sports illustrated" cover. david, in the latest of the president's 24 tweets on the topic, he took it even a step further, calling for a rule that you can't kneel during the national anthem. david? >> matt gutman, thank you. we turn next here to the newest effort to kill obamacare. it is dead on arrival. there will be no vote. tonight, two rrm senators, susan collins and lisa murkowski, on why they were not convinced. and even after john mccain said he would vote no, support for him from the senator who helped write the bill. mare rip bruce, back on the hill tonight. >> reporter: tonight, republicans are conceding defeat. >> we've made the decision since we don't have the votes, we will postpone that vote. am i disappointed? absolutely. >> reporter: but for mom samantha mcgovern, who worried what this bill would mean for her daughter, josephine, relief.
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>> i'm much happier today than i was the last time i saw you. >> reporter: the fatal blow dealt by senator susan collins of maine. >> it was clear to me that the graham/cassidy bill was not the answer. >> reporter: her objections to the bill? the deep cuts to medicaid, and the concern millions would lose coverage. lisa more cow ski of alaska who opposed the last attempt -- >> i said in january, we should not repeal without a replacement. >> reporter: didn't like the process this go-round, saying the u.s. senate cannot get the text of a bill on a sunday night, then proceed to a vote just days later, with only one hearing. john mccain, who took down the last gop attempt with this defiant thumb's down, agreed, he wants a bipartisan process. his best friend in the senate, lindsey graham, who drafted the bill, had this to say. >> john mccain can do whatever damn well he wants to. he has that right. >> reporter: but tonight, he says they have to keep up the fight. >> we'll get killed if we don't. >> reporter: you'll get killed if you don't?
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>> we'll get killed. can you imagine, if we just don't fulfill this promise? >> mary bruce with us live tonight from the capitol. and now that this newest republican bill is dead for now, mary, republicans will now need 60 votes instead of a simple majority. that would mean both sides would have to come together on this. >> reporter: exactly, david. and word tonight, bipartisan ship is back. senators from both sides of the aisle are headed back to the negotiating table to trying to hammer out immediate steps to stabilize the markets and give americans facing high premiums some relief. david? >> bay partisan ship is back. we heart you said it, mary. we'll keep tracking that. mary, thank you. we turn next to a political battle playing out right now in alabama tonight. two larger than life characters competing to be the republican candidate for senate. judge roy moore, picking out a gun at last night's rally. he's been endorsed by steve bannon, but not the president. the other candidate, 6'9" senator luther strange, is the president's pick. but did the president signal he is now having second thoughts about his choice?
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abc's chief national correspondent tom llamas is there for us. >> i believe in the second amendment. >> reporter: flashing his gun on stage, and riding his horse to the polls, former alabama chief justice roy moore is also a hero to the religious right. >> crime, corruption, immorality, abortion, sodomy, sexual perversion, sweep our land. >> reporter: moore's top supporter in this senate primary, president trump's former chief strategist, steve bannon. >> he's a courageous man, and most importantly, he's a righteous man. >> reporter: but the president is supporting moore's opponent, senator luther strange. what would you tell trump supporters who are confused? who should they vote for? >> i'm just an individual. i would highly recommend that the folks support judge moore. >> reporter: but the president says he's loyal to strange for helping him on health care, even calling him big luther. >> met him once, i said, that is the tallest human being i've ever seen. i'm tall. should be on the new york knicks. they could use him.
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so, luther, that's what i call him, big luther. >> reporter: strange making it clear he will be in lock step with the president. >> he knows i've got his back. >> reporter: but the president acknowledges he may be backing the loser. >> and i might have made a mistake. and i'll be honest, i might have made a mistake. >> so, tom llamas with us from alabama tonight. president trump saying he might have made a mistake. and he's made it clear that he'll campaign for whoever wins tonight? >> reporter: he has, david. many are predicting this is going to be a very tight race and the president knows that. and he said if judge moore does win, he will be back down here, quote, campaigning like hell for him. david? >> tom llamas with us tonight. tom, thank you. next here, president trump warning that the u.s. is prepared to use, quote, devastating military action against north korea, if necessary, after that nation threatened to shoot down u.s. war planes. north korea, backing up that threat with a new propaganda video, simulating their missiles destroying u.s. planes and ships. north korea says president trump's harsh words are a
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declaration of war. and and angry response tonight from the parents of otto warmbier, the college student held captive by the north koreans for 18 months, returning home in a vegetative state. he died six days later. tonight, fred and cindy war beier accusing of the north koreans of torture, revealing details of his final days. >> we heard this howling, involuntary, inhuman sound. he was staring blankly into space, jerking violently. he was blind. he was deaf. as we looked at him and tried to comfort him, it looked like someone had taken a pair of pliers and rearranged his bottom teeth. >> reporter: u.s. doctors finding no evidence he had contracted botulism, as the north koreans had claimed. there is still much more ahead on "world news tonight" this tuesday. the place where women will finally be allowed to drive. the global headline tonight. also breaking this evening, four coaches in the ncaa
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arrested by the fbi, all from big name schools. what they're accused of doing. there's news tonight on o.j. simpson. set to go free in just days. and what the paperwork now reveals tonight. and it's one of the most popular shows on cable tv, "fixer upper." the hosts tonight with a big headline about their future and the show's future. we'll be right back. [radio alarm] ♪ ♪ julie is living with metastatic breast cancer, which is breast cancer that has spread to other parts of her body. she's also taking prescription ibrance with an aromatase inhibitor, which is for postmenopausal women with hormone receptor- positive her2- metastatic breast cancer as the first hormonal based therapy. ♪ ibrance plus letrozole was significantly more effective at delaying disease progression versus letrozole. and ibrance plus letrozole
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>> today's arrest should serve as a warning to others, we have your playbook. >> reporter: among those charged, the global head of sports marketing for basketball for adidas, jim gatto, accused of bribing the families of high school recruits to get them to commit to colleges where adiads was a sponsor. >> these defendants conspired to secretly funnel six-figure payments to the families of three high school players. >> reporter: adidas said today it was unaware of any misconduct. those four coaches have been suspended and the ncaa tonight saying the allegations if true are a despicable breach of trust. david? >> linsey davis tonight. linsey, thank you. when we come back here, it is 2017, but tonight, where women will finally be allowed to drive. also news tonight about o.j. simpson. what the paperwork now tells us. and it is a popular show, "fixer upper." what the hosts have just revealed. more news ahead. americans,
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ask your doctor about once-weekly trulicity. finally tonight here, the bride and groom in ontario, getting their photos taken when suddenly, the groom is tested. this looks more like your typical wedding photo. clay and brittany cook, this weekend in ontario. but this is what it soon looked like. that's the groom, soaked, nearly waist deep in the water. clayton noticed a boy had fallen
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in, and without hesitation, left the photo shoot to save the boy. >> his face was under water and he was fighting, like, he was really fighting. lucky he was only a little guy and i grabbed him, sort of like right here and i just kind of, i just sort of huffed him up. >> reporter: it was just moments earlier, they had begun to take those photos when the photographer noticed the groom was gone. >> he was struggling to swim and he swooped right up the little guy by his arm, just sopping wet and the kid safely walking away while he's waist into the river. >> reporter: that little boy, he's okay tonight. and so is the bride, saying, that's the guy i married. >> that's clay, like, that's clay to me. it doesn't even surprise me that that happened. it's something he would just instinctively do. >> glad that little guy is okay, and here's to the bride and groom tonight. thanks for watching here on a tuesday. i'm david muir. i hope to see you right here tomorrow.
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