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some kids they learn by observation. monkey see, monkey do. otherids are just kind of born. like bell here born well prepared for life as a millennial because she's all about technology. she's discovered computer with webcam. now she's discovered herself. now discovered the internet, now discovered screens. now they go life is complete. >> she's cute. >> she is cute. >> is she looking at images of herself. >> of course, she's a millennial. let's see if she sticks with the theme of millennials of not liking it when technology is taken away.
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>> give me back. >> i understand you, girlfriend. >> in a manner of seconds she's set up and understood the entire future of her youtube channel. >> what's a dog say? >> the youtube channel doing animal impressions. millions of subscribers, it's going to be all over. >> she gets started with this. i'd watch this. this is cute. >> this next 2-year-old obviously learned this by observation. i'll tell you, it is as sweet as it is hilarious. >> been crying. tries kissing, that didn't work. went for the thing that often shuts up babies. >> it works when you do it. >> they are always watching. whether they are watching us on our computers, smart devices or watching this feed, they are watching. >> fun show, right? we thought show, too. we'll see you next time.
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>> fun show, right? we thought show, too. -- captions by vitac -- because everyone was watching me. >> 22-year-old college student, mykella surant sat down with abc news and said she will never be the same. after the video of her went viral, viewed nearly 800,000 times on line. >> i can't go to school without feeling like someone is going to approach me and hurt me. i am getting death threats on line. >> reporter: critics show the police seeming to use excessive force. authorities say the video doesn't tell the entire story. police say last thursday they were called to the bar in fort collins, colorado to barack up the altercation between her boyfriend and another man. while they were interviewing, witnesses, sat railroad tee sister trying to reach her boyfriend, shoulder struck a
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bouncer and struck one of the officers. >> found out my boyfriend got kicked out. the altercation happened. one thing led to another. and it escalated. police say they used standard arrest control to arrest her, the family says they went too far. left bruises, concussion, and contusion to her chin. >> it got better. when i touch. numb. i can't feel. it goes up here. and up here too. i can't open my mouth to eat. >> reporter: her parents say the video ties hard for them to even watch. >> seeing my daughter planted on the ground like that. it went chin, body, feet. >> one little hair off differently that could have been her death. >> police are currently investigating the incident. they say the officer was wearing a body camera that shows the entire exchange. but they went release the footage until the investigation is closed. to make sure the investigation is treated in a fair and impartial manner. her attorney says the district
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attorney has shown him the video. >> i was still equally as appalled. she was confused about where her boyfriend was. she was irritated. highly irritated. age tatagitated. nothing in the video warranted the aggressive response from the officer. nothing. >> reporter: she hopes by sharing her story it will prevent other people going through what she experienced. >> it shouldn't happen to any one, no matter their size, race, color. this shouldn't happen to any one. it is unbelievable. >> she has been charged with third degree assault and obstructing a police officer. she is due in court next month. now this point the family says they have not met with a civil attorney or discussed filing any lawsui lawsuits. seems like that may be the natural next progression. still doesn't get any easier each time you watch that. still, just a stunning, each time you see how difficult it, or how hard she was slammed on to the ground. the police there are saying once you see the body cam video, the whole, the event in its entirety. >> the context will help.
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>> still doesn't seem like it. >> come on. >> difficult to justify. >> most troubling part, interesting part, watching the dad. she is speaking see hem react like any dad would. after seeing that. coming up. panda. >> not going to sing the song. sing it. >> panda. panda. the only words in the song. inside their private lives. and other exotic animals next on "world news now." there's a new essence in new herbal essences it's bio:renew a blend of sea kelp, aloe and antioxidants that help bring your hair back to life. new herbal essences. let life in.
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>> love it. this made my morning. just so you know. >> designer panda. >> your moves. a song playing, pan diaz hour, threatened they wore in the wild. >> they're cute. and revealing more about their secret lives. more now from abc's david wright. >> born in china -- exotic. industrious. at times, shrouded in mystery. disney new movie from parent company disney reveals a side of china we rarely get to see. an intimate look at incredible creatures on earth. you chose three animals, panda, golden monkey, and the snow leopard. the director is one of china's
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most celebrated filmmakers but not known for nature movies. wrote and directed the award winning chinese drama city of life and death. this film is a departure, not known as a nature filmmaker. why did you want to make it? >> i always loved animals. this movie for me is a kind of, a little bit like a surprise. making born in china would require a three-year time commitment. and it took three months to get the first shots of the elusive snow leopard. >> we stayed there for 90 days, but got no single shot of snow leopard. so we almost decided to withdraw from the area. but on the 91st day, we got the shot, the shot is amazing. >> reporter: the results are beth takingch these aren't just
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animal stories. they're family stories. the giant panda story focuses on a mother raising her cub. >> we need a story line to put everything together. the relationship between mother and the kid, the central plot of this movie. >> reporter: pandas are now off endangered species list. but they're still threatened. at zoo atlanta, real life is imitating the born in china narrative. but panda mom worried about her twin cubs. >> having cubs is a really intense journey for a mom. and having twins really, obviously doubles that. >> zoo atlanta one of four zoos in the u.s. where giant pandas live. and fans here have been able to see their share of panda cubs. but only a temporary home. when they grow up. >> all of the cubs born here at zoo atlanta will return to the research base for giant panda breeding. it is really exciting to think about the fact that some day they may produce offspring that are reintroduced to the wild or
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contributing to the wild population and to the jint panda conservation message as a whole. >> he hopes his movie will help to contribute to conservation efforts. >> for me, a pan days kind of a symbol of china. we want to share pandas lifestyles with the -- with the, the people outside of china. because panda is living peaceful life, you know. never, never attack other animals. and only eat bamboo. >> reporter: as a filmmaker do you prefer to work now with animals? or humans? >> working with the wild animals easier for me. you know? >> reporter: this touched your spirit in a way that people films don't? >> touched my heart. >> reporter: china's prosperity is leading to a greater recognition that the natural world is not just a resrs to be used but a treasure to be protected. david wright, "nightline," new york. >> very cute. >> pandas are really just
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adorable. >> the documentary on the big screens everywhere right now. panda. you're going to be scared next! that's a tease. >> because of your dance moves? because i'm a woman...
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♪ ♪ >> my furry friend. i love it. >> hello. nothing to see here. >> suits you. >> oh, my god. i can't breathe. >> happy friday. >> happy easter. i can't breathe. it is time for insomniac theet ter. >> out of breath. so fast you were supposed to hop. that's what it is. >> that's what it is. >> first up. keep a straight face here. the lost city of z, true story of british explorer, century ago, discovers evidence of unknown advanced civilization in the amazon. charles charlie hunnam, robert p pattison and seen na miller. >> amigos. amigos. [ indiscernible ]
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>> amigo. amigo. >> amigo. >> critics praising the beauty of the film. never uses his capacity for creating moments of rapturous beauty. see this thing on the biggest screen you can find. everyone, including hunnum and pattinson brings their a game. >> like you. mr. bunny rabbit. >> i agree with what you had to say just now. next, to the fate of the furious. call it a fate. because that's what it is called. the eighth installment of the franchise that got the rock, vin diesel, and charlize theron. a villain. the franchise about action, car chases, and i'm any out of breath. clip.
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okay, buster, see if this works. >> well, plenty more where that came from. getting a lukewarm, 55% on rotten tomatoes. the action salts fiez even if the lines veer past campy into full on cheese territory and the story is hazier than the smoke from a broken tail pipe. >> "the new york times" says, zoo, crash, repeat with squealing, burning tires. it's all predictably absurd and self-mocking. >> ha-ha. >> i love it. >> not weird at all. panda. panda. >> i can't say anything to top this. just got to watch you in action. >> going to disturb your dreams for the next few years. >> that's the news for this half-hour, everybody.
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this morning on "world news now" -- russia's war of misinformation. >> syria's president denies the chemical weapons were his. we're getting a first look at how warriors on the digital battlefield are launching bombs of fake news to sway support for russian causes. our brian ross investigates. uh. >> sending the message, the u.s. dropping the largest nonnuclear weapon ever. calling it the mother of all bombs with a blast radius over a mile wide. stuck in the air, the roller coaster riders who were frozen in place, 100 feet off the ground. the hours long rescue efforts to reach the stalled ride. >> thousands of cool kids are making their way to the mek as of music for two week. coachella, kicking off the start of fest cal vae son with
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survival guide from original original "world news now" ankle, lisa mccree. mask off, throw on your sunglasses, hipster threads, and get ready to make some poor decisions on this friday. it is april 14th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." all right, we will get to that in a moment. want to start on ape se serious. with syria pushing back, denying the horrific chemical weapons attack ever took place. >> syrian president, bashir al assad, claims the whole story was fabricated. just so the united states would have an excuse to bomb its air base. we are learning of an online propaganda campaign believed to be driven by russia spreading that same stunning allegation. abc's brian ross has more. >> reporter: officials in syria claiming these horrific videos of last week's chemical attack were staged. that the children on edge of
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death, the grieving father with his twins were all part of a hoax. u.s. officials say there is solid forensic and electronic evidence to prove it was real. and that syria was to blame. the syrian president, bashir al assad, said it was all right just a pretext for the u.s. missile strike. >> definitely. 100% for us, it's fabrication. we don't have arsenal. we're not going to use it. >> reporter: u.s. analysts believe push back is part of a shameless russian fake news operation that began even before last week's u.s. strike. that night, a cyberoperation with the #-syriahoax pushed by the russians became the number one trending topic on twitter in the u.s. >> it was picked up by russian enforcers on line who pushed the story and the hash tag until it entered the alt right community in the united states. >> reporter: the disinformation is believed to be coming from the same secretive russian
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intelligence operation that last year targeted the american presidential election. >> we know that they have a large building in st. petersburg, a home base for a team tasked with manipulating public opinion in other countries. >> reporter: at this secretive british spy listening headquarters outside london where abc news was given rare access. analysts say the russian disinformation operation has become even more aggressive since the american election. >> it has the not plateaued. it is continuing to increase. it is a very capable cyber attack operation. >> reporter: in another development, abc news confirmed reports out of britain. that british intelligence services intercepted conversations between members of the trump campaign and known russian spies, in late 2015. the reports were passed on to the fbi brian ross, abc news, new york. >> turning now to the massive bomb targeting isis fighters in afghanistan. the largest nonnuclear weapon
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the u.s. has ever used in comb battle. >> the mother of all bombs dropped from a military cargo plane just yesterday, targeting, a system of tunnels and caves used by the islamic state. it is still too early to figure out just how many militants were killed. now before arriving in florida to spend easter weekend at his mar a lago estate, president trump applauded the mission and commanders who made the call. >> what i do is authorize the military. we have the greatest militarien the word. they have done a job. we have given them total authorization. that's what they're doing. frankly that's why they have been so successful lately. >> for months officials had been planning to use the bomb. and it was in place before president trump took office. >> the bomb is a custom made air force weapon developed in the early 2000s to the unleash more than 10 tons of explosives. retired marine colonel steven ganard has more details. >> there is no other weapon in the u.s. inventory short of a nuclear weapon with more
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explosive power. an effective radius out beyond one mile. i have been to region before, some of the most rugged terrain in the world. deep valley gorges whereas this weapon dropped and hit the valley floor, the blast would have been focussed pushed into the caves to take out isis fighters. >> thanks to steve ganyard. the murder suspect on the run for six years for killing of border patrol agent is now in custody. brian terry's death revealed the botched fast and furious federal gun tracking operation. two of the weapons were found at terry's murder scene. the man charged in his killing is being held in mexico pending extradition. attorney general jeff sessions release aid statement promising the u.s. will find any one who kills an american citizen. >> two dozen people who were stuck high in the air on a theme park ride are now back on sol it ground. they were passengers on a roller coaster at six flags maryland outside the nation's capital. park officials say the 28-year-old ride, joker's jinx,
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stalled late yesterday, 100 feet up in the air. rescuers took more than three hours, ultimately to get everybody down. investigators are looking into just what caused the ride to stop. and, attention wal-mart shoppers. thousands of items are going on sale on line next week. after they were purchased through wal-mart website, customers will peck them up at store locations. more and more items discounted. wal marlt says end of june there will be price cuts on more than a million items. all part of an effort to better compete with amazon. >> we know one of the item thousands, that is going on sale its -- not one of these. >> not this for sure. >> this though is heaven. a champagne vending machine. >> that's what heaven looks like for you. >> this is what heaven looks like. >> located in the famous eatery, in new orleans, which is now calling itself the world's first restaurant with a vending machine that sells champagne.
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each of the 320 minibottles purchased with a special $20 token. >> oh. the bottle. yeah, dig in. >> right from the bottle. baby. >> that's how we do it. the bottles are dispensed without being shaken and come with a spout. you can drink right from the bottle a awe that's right they do. >> classy, keeping it classy. >> wait, wait a minute. if you want some. hurry up. the machine will only be there until sunday. >> what a downer? >> that is. >> road trip! >> just a tease. >> that is, now i know what we are doing for easter weekend. exactly. road trip to new orleans, who is with me? >> good friday. make it extra great. >> who need to stop at a daiquiri shop in louisiana when you can do that? coming up. we will have a special, special, live friday polka. as long as barry makes it here. >> he is about to been the house i think. >> think he had a hiccup some where. >> we do have other news this morning including the latest on
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two georgia police officers being fired. video of a suspect punched and kicked in the head. led to swift action by the department. >> the massive party that is taking place in the desert. in southern california. under way, coachella music festival. if you are on your way there, our "world news now" correspondent, lisa mccree has your list of things to do. and don't. you're watching "world news now."
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they're calling this brushfire near denver suspicious. 14 acres burned before the flames in parker colorado were contained. authorities say it was one wind gust away from being seriously dangerous. there were no reported injuries. >> there will be stepped up police patrols on atlanta's transit system following a deadly shooting. it happened on a train just as yesterday's afternoon rush hour was starting. 38-year-old man was killed. and three others wounded. they are in stable condition.
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police called the shooting targeted. it is unclear what may have led up to it. >> well, also in georgia, two police officers fired after they were seen on video punching and, in some cases, kicking a man during a traffic stop. >> their department is calling the video shocking and disturbing. here's abc's steve osunsami. >> reporter: police decided what happened at this routine traffic stop was unacceptable. after seeing two videos of the incident for themselves. the latest video that they found online shows the arresting officer punching, 21-year-old demetrius hollands in the face. in a second video you see him handcuff hollands and force him to face the ground. hollands accused of driving on suspended license and carrying a small amount of weed. the bigger problem, police tell us is when backup comes. >> oh, [ bleep ]. >> that's gwyneth county officer, seen kicking the young black man in the head. the police chief is not happy. >> i was mad. i was upset.
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and it felt like i had been gut punched. >> both police officers have now been fired. the district attorney is now waiting on a police investigation to decide if there will be charges. >> the suspect was not resisting. at that point, that's it. there should have been no other application of force. >> it is clear in this booking photo that hollands was hurt. >> all i can say i wish this never happened to me. >> police are making a big point of underlining how quickly they fired the two officers. steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta. >> according to the report, by the arresting officer, hollands was driving without a license, missing a brake light, he changed lanes three times woutd using a signal. not sure if that was said to be a justification. for their behavior. or, just explaining. >> you look at that wonder what sort of justification there could be. beyond all that you saw on video. he was also tasered. >> there was also that. >> man, it was just hard to watch. you can understand the reaction from that police chief and
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everyone else. >> all right. coming up in our next half-hour. the former teacher suspected of kidnapping his student. they're still on the run. now his family asked -- for him to come home. it is an abc news exclusive. >> first, another story you won't see anywhere else. original anchor lisa mccree is back. she has got a grownup's guide to surviving the eping desert party that comes once a year, coachella. that's next on "world news now." ♪ ♪ (haha) no wonder you can't sleep, your car is a mess! you need parts i've never even heard of. and it's going to cost you a fortune. when life keeps you up... zzzquil helps you fall asleep in less than 20 minutes. because sleep is a beautiful thing.
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♪ ♪ ♪ i dream it i work hard ♪ i run until i own it >> beyonce of course, not headlining coachella this weekend. supposed to. she has a couple of obligations. >> babies, brewing there. if you haven't heard of it. coachella, the worldest highest, could leave it there, highest grossing music festival. weekend passes start at $400. they sold out in two hours. >> takes place every year in the palm springs area. apparently, not hip enough to, to cover this assignment. >> you? >> so they say. found the coolest person that we know. original "world news now" anchor, emeritus, koemt, lisa mcree, offers us her guide to hella coachella.
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♪ ♪ >> reporter: while beon a sea baby bump forced her to bail. gaga, kendrick, radio head and 150 bands are ready to rock. ♪ all night don't stop the dancing ♪ >> 125,000 concert-goers a day, $85 million in ticket sales. just a drop in the economic mosh pit. total spending in the community more than $700 million. there its a $60 shuttle from l.a. or if you want to skip the four-hour traffic jam. you and five pals can hop an uber blade for $4,000. tip one, embrace the sharing economy. with rates tripled at hotels and air bnb, you may as well consider $7,500 safari tent or $25,000 yurts on the ground. stars gwyneth paltrow may prefer. tip two, befriend the goopster.
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another hot ticket. hotel pool parties. with djs and live music there is one for every price point. but, tip number three. no matter how pricey the party, don't open your mouth in that pool. but what else does a first time coachella need to know? for answers, i turned to the dark web. okay, just the web. in the dark. the coachella music fest blogger with all the answers. i'm looking for the ob 1 coachella of all things rock 'n' roll. >> i'm ask the bailey. >> the sensai? >> middle cool teacher of the year. >> not what i expected. >> a teacher. i know a lot. been to the festival. here's what you need. water, protein bars, jerkies, spray bottles, sunscreen, more sunscreen, halt, not too big or everybody will hate you.
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aloe. going to get burned two. pairs of sunglasses. you'll lose one. tissue, vitamins, aspirin, claratin. imodium. don't want to spend too much time in the port-a-potty. head lamp if you go in the dark. toilet paper. >> we're going to need a bigger backpack. ♪ ♪ >> don't wear sandals. if you insist have sneakers when you start regretting it. band-aids, something for chafing. doing a lot of walking around. body glide sticks runners use, or gold bond powder. >> oh, my god, gold bond powder official medicated powder of "world news now." we must be done. >> not even close. it can be 100 degrees in the day fall done to 50 degrees at night. a hoody, jeans, trust me, gloves. a scarf or dust mask. dust storms are surreal. some of the clear glasses you can get for $2 at home depot. i could have sold them for $20 each at the past coachellas.
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ear plugs a must. if you don't your ears will ring three days after the festival. if you get close to the speakers, give yourself permanent hearing damage. >> safety, comfort, done. that's it, right? >> no. now things to kid for the cool factor. glow sticks, you can look cool at night. fanny pack so when you put your backpack in the locker, a must, need to rent that ahead of time on the website. phone and chargers. turn them off. enjoy the show. don't be the jerk holding of the phone to record, while your storage can't cover. and, do have a car parked app loaded. loaded before you go. need it more than you think on your way back to your car. >> thanks, ob 1. ready to rock. thanks. oh! all good. >> or maybe just roll. >> nailed it. >> so, when you are going to coachella, pack light. go ahead, arrange your own ride. as the it turns out your kids
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may not want you to ride with them. and if they don't, don't forget, the mom mantra, bye, kids. make good choices. on the road to coachella, i'm lisa mcree, abc news, "world news now," correspondent. >> thinking she may stick out a little. >> i don't know. i don't know how she earned those bead that she was wearing around her neck. but, man. i, i -- i don't know that it is worth it. >> soap you are not interested. >> started making a list. i stopped at immodium. i'm done. >> not for me. >> not at all. >> beef jerky. >> that's what's for dinner. >> right? >> pool party looked fun. >> pool party are fun. big come pans nowadays having big parties outside of there. anyway. but something big coming up. barry, live, right here. >> in the house.
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>> yes. >> the polka, if he makes it through security. >> oh. >> wait. ♪ >> what?
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one more way you've got what it takes to protect. it is peep city here on the set. not here to ignore us. we go on this -- peeps inspired, mix. >> i am eating one. >> did a peeps contest. something the washington pest had been doing for years. but another paper in d.c. decided to take it over. and the winner. awesome. >> take a look. the winner is the people, get it, the peep-le versus o.j. simpson. >> two es. >> tighter shot. see the peep-le. >> johnnie cochran. >> peep-le, o.j. simpson. fascinating. see why they won. >> and the peep tossing them to
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jack. >> not as the bad as i thought they would be. haven't had them since i was a kid. >> tony. want some peeps. there we go. >> passing out the peeps. >> just trying to filibuster. good time. barry though. here to help us sell great, have some peeps, a live -- polka. >> world news polka. >> got here in time, escaped from diane macedo's house. she keeps bunnies. but i said you got to let me out to do the "world news now" polka. ♪ politics and foreign wars, all the weather all the scores ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka if's your an insomniac and good night sleep you lack do the world -- you wanted to be a journalist, huh? ♪ it's late at night you're wide awake and you're not wearing pants ♪ i'm not. ♪ so grab your "world news now" mug and everybody dance, hey ♪ ♪ have some fun, be a pal, every easter guy and gal, do the world news polka. everyone!
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♪ ♪ come on, let's dance! >> that's late night. ♪ ♪ now you may think my singing stinks but i don't mind your snark, easter is coming soon so i will pass over your remark. every year without fail. you get it? do the world news polka. just like a chocolate rabbit i have something i can't hide i've got an outer shell that's sweet but i'm hollow inside. >> come on! >> extras in the show, those are easter eggs you know, that's the world news polka. >> let's polka. >> have a great weekend. we'll see you monday. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ laughter ] ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ awe oh, i missed it.
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this morning on "world news now" -- going full tilt against isis. the u.s. military unleashes a massive weapon signaling a new renewed effort to combat the global terror group. we'll have the latest. >> second officer has been fired after new video of that violent arrest in georgia has surfaced. the suspect punched and later kicked in the head while already handcuffed. the embarrassed chief speaking out. trying to stop wrong way drivers. >> startling video in texas that could have easily turned deadly with the slightest turn of the wheel. >> once again, looking into the "simpson's" crystal ball. the notoriously parrot itic show
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that may just have done it again. predicting one of this week's biggest news stories. that's in "the skinny" on this friday, april 14th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." we do say good morning, everybody on this friday. start this half-hour with the most powerful nonnuclear bomb in the u.s. arsenal. ten tons of explosives unleashed on isis. >> u.s. forces dropped the so-called mother of all bombs on islamic state tunnel complex in eastern afghanistan. it is so big, it has to be dropped from a cargo plane and guided to its target by gps. the bomb was developed years ago, but this is the first time it has ever been used. we get more from abc's terry moran. >> reporter: the behemoth bomb found its target in eastern afghanistan, the u.s. military unleashing a mighty show of force against isis. >> we targeted a system of tunnels and caves that isis fighters used to move around freely.
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making it easier for them to target u.s. military advisers. and afghan forces in the area. >> reporter: never before has the the united states use aid conventional weapon this big in combat. it is officially called a massive ordnance air blast, but better known by that nickname, the mother of all bombs. 22,000 pounds, so massive it must be dropped from the hold of a c-130 cargo plane. this test individually shows how it is rolled out the omen door tethered to a parachute before plunging towards its target. president trump applauded the strike. >> this was another very, very successful mission. >> reporter: the president was asked if he personally authorized the bombing. turns out he didn't. >> what i do is i authorize by military, we have the greatest military in the world. they have done a job as usual. so we have given them total authorization. that's what they're doing. and, frankly that's why they have been so successful lately. >> reporter: in fact the planning began during the obama administration. the top u.s. general in afghanistan moving the bomb into position before trump took
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office. a pentagon official tells us it was the right weapon, the right target and the desired effect that at this hour we don't know how many isis fighters it killed. this is the second major american military strike in a week. the first, those tomahawk missiles launched into syria in an attempt to punish bashir al assad and deter more chemical weapons strikes. the president presided over that decision, assembling his team in a mobile war room at his mar a lago resort. later recalling how he broke the news to the chinese president that night over dinner. >> we had finished dinner now having dessert. and we had the most beautiful piece of chocolate cake that you have ever seen. and president was enjoying it. what happens is, i said we have just launched 59 missiles heading to iraq. >> headed to syria. >> yes, heading toward syria. i want you to know that.
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>> former afghan president, ha mad karzai originally sponsored by the united states lashing out against the bomb attack, saying it is the inhuman and most brutal misuse of our country as a testing ground for new and dangerous weapons. and he added, it is up to us afghans to stop the usa. >> terry moran, abc news, london. terry will have the latest this morning from london for "good morning america." but in the meantime, a set back in the fight against isis. this time in syria. u.s. central command says 1 u.s. backed fighters were killed in an air strike. american commanders claim the strike was requested by members of a group called the syrian democratic forces. who had identified the target as an isis position. turns out, allied fighters were there. military officials are calling it a tragic incident. >> president trump signed legislation aimed at blocking federal fund for planned parenthood and other abortion
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providers. this overturned an obama era regulation that required states to distribute dollars. the white house says it wants states to decide to what is best. but critics are calling the move an attack on women. >> two secret service agents have been fired for alug a mace-carrying intruder on to the white house ground. it took 16 minutes to catch the man after he scaled a fence last month. he allegedly made it to the rear entrance of the white house before being caught. the president was not in the white house at the time. both of the fired agents had been with the secret service less than two years. >> we now have a second case of controversial police behavior. making national news this week. and this one leading to two firings. the video is from suburban atlanta. police say, it shows the a gwinnett county officer, robert mcdonald kicking a handcuffed
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man in the head while he was on the ground. a video allegedly shows sergeant hitting that same man as the he got out of his vehicle. both men were fired and face criminal investigations. their former boss stunned. >> i am -- almost for a loss of word about, you know, what we have had to go through today for the unwarranted actions of two of my officers. there is literally no excuse for behavior like this. this is not what we teach in the academy. this is not what we expect from our officers. we are not going to put up with it. >> you may recall this incident from earlier in the week from sacramento. the california police officer there, beating a man who apparently jaywalked. that officer is now on administrative leave. >> an attorney for the doctor forcibly removed from the united
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flight in chicago, says, his client is likely going to sue the airline. dr. david dao suffered a concussion and broken nose and lost two front teeth in the incident. his lawyer claims he will need reconstructive surgery. dao released from the hospital. united says its ceo and others have called dao numerous times to apologize, dao's attorney claims no one has heard from united. >> hopefully you are having your breakfast about now. eating on something. and enjoying it. because this next story -- it's a refreshing reminder that some politicians, like to use language that we all can understand. >> if you are eating pause for a moment. >> just dig in. dig in. go like. >> we say bravo to west virginia democratic governor jim justice. in front of reporters, he blals blasted the state budget passed by republicans and justice pulled no punches. >> take a bite right now. >> what we have is nothing more than a bunch of political bull you know what. >> yeah. >> he really did that. >> that is -- shall we call it cow patty. >> as his supporters cheered he
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signed a veto of the budget right there at the podium. now back to work. in an attempt to craft a new spending plan. >> i mean, a fresh version. >> you knew it was fresh. >> smoldering. >> brought it right in from the pasture. >> he tweeted it. proud of himself. >> proved it. >> his moment. >> it was steaming. the, the entire chamber had never smelled any better. >> guess it was original. give him that. >> as you spit out your breakfast. all right. coming up -- in "the skinny," sysqo, friend of the show, back with a new song. >> making it official. ben and jen are taking their separation to the next level. >> abc news exclusive, the family of the teacher on the run, speaking out. but first, a look at today's forecast. ♪ ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by my pillow. pillow.
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and, our adult children are here. so, we save by using tide. which means we use less. three generations of clothes cleaned in one wash. those are moms. anybody seen my pants? nothing cleans better. put those on dad! it's got to be tide. police in houston are frying to cut down on a rash of wrong-way drivers. this latest incident happened early yesterday morning. officers chased this car for about ten miles on a highway,
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but it got away. thankfully no one was hurt. sunday, a wrong way driver died when he slammed into another vehicle. last week, a wrong way driver killed himself and a couple in another car. >> incredible to see the scenes there. we are going to move now to an abc news exclusive with the wife and daughters of a tennessee high school teacher accused of kidnapping his 15-year-old student. >> his daughters are begging for him to return home. they spoke to abc's eva pilgrim. >> reporter: one month to the day that 15-year-old elizabeth thomas disappeared after getting teacher, tad cummins, now his family is speaking out in an exclusive interview. >> i had no reason not to believe him. 31 years of marriage, you know, with no problems why would you not believe him. >> no matter where you are, daddy, no matter what you have done, we want you to come home. we miss you so much. we're here for you. no matter what. any time. any place.
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anywhere. >> reporter: the last time they were spotted two days after disappearing in oklahoma city. hundreds of miles from home. surveillance cameras capturing the 50-year-old teacher and student in a wal-mart. both now sporting new hair colors. his darker hers now red. abc news learning that cummins left a note for his wife. what was in the note? >> um, that it really something that because of the investigation i feel like i shouldn't discuss. cummins' wife of 31 years, filing for divorce now. we learned cummins uses blood pressure medication, telling pharmacies to be on alert for cummins expecting to need a refill soon. think that his daughters might be convincing. >> yeah. >> getting him to come home. if anything else might work. that might. >> his wife was the one appealing. please come back. doesn't matter what you did. few days later she filed for divorce, as eva mentioned. but seem as if, the case has gone a little cold >> cold. >> surprised.
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thought after surveillance video, sighting we might be on to them. >> they're on the run. >> now to what was a shocking moment on survivor. happened during wednesday night's episode. >> two contestants, jeff varner, zeke smith, at a tribal council deciding who was going to be voted off. that's when this happened. >> why haven't you told any one you are transgender? >> what i am showing is a deception. >> but that's personal. >> i didn't want to be the transsurvivor player. i want to be zeke the survivor player. >> you are. you are. >> varner apologized when he realized what he had done. he was sent home without a vote. >> cbs says it consulted with lgbtq advocates and zeke smith,
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in a statement, the network added, we believe the episode has provided an unexpected but important dialogue about acceptance and treating transgendered people with respect. >> varner posted an apology. on twitter, he wrote in part -- i offer my deepest, most heartfelt apologies to zeke smith. let me be clear -- outing some one is assault it can leave scars that haunt for a lifetime. i am profoundly sorry. >> next, what could be hollywood's nicest divorce ever. >> has the simpsons predicted the future again? "the skinny" is next. simpsons predicted the future again? "the skinny" is next. daughter: uh oh. monkey swimming. irreplaceable monkey protection. detergent alone doesn't kill bacteria, but adding new lysol laundry sanitizer kills 99.9% of bacteria with 0% bleach. daughter: uh oh. lysol. what it takes to protect.
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♪ skinny ♪ skinny ♪ so skinny >> we are going to start your friday skinny with a little bit of breakup news we think we heard this before. ben and jen making it official. affleck and garner divorcing. >> two years ago announcing they were separating.
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since then they have been co-parenting, even living in the same house together in l.a. they're frequently seen out with their three children. ben and jen voted together back in november. >> now, they have filed for joint custody of the kids. according to tmz, there is no prenup. they will likely split their earnings 50/50. >> apparently they're not getting attorneys. just represent each other. try to come up with some kind of financial setment. >> epitome of amicable. >> yes. >> the writers of the simpsons are, psychic. they're nostradamus. must have lottery numbers. they predicted dozens of things that have come true over the years. like the watch phones, facetime. the lion attack. and the presidency of donald trump. which the simpsons predicted in 2000. >> now fans say the show has done it.
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predicting this week's united flight fiasco from an episode in 1994. their version had a bit of a different outcome. >> attention passengers due to our policy of overselling flights, this flight has been oversold. in accordance with faa rules, the first two people to the front will be upgraded to first-class. >> okay, you two. >> come on, bart, they're going to pamper us. >> so they get upgraded to first-class instead of what happened this week. but if you take a closer look. some people say, one of the simpsons passengers closely, aye, resembles the man taken off the united flight. >> coincidence? you think so? >> i mean, it is a coincidence. there is a, there is -- there is a similarity. we're not saying that -- this is the case. but there its a little bit of a similarity. i guess that's what people are, are, are seeing. >> on to simpsons. >> simpson predicted so many
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things over the years. >> interesting. >> telling you, they have the lottery numbers some where. >> we need to. >> they need to post them in the show. >> exactly. >> all right. moving on. moving on. >> yeah. >> this year's nba mvp will not be named for two months. the campaign is all ready in full swing. your friend has something to do with it, your body cisco? >> friend of the show. one of those getting into it is sisqo. bffs with "world news now." >> exclusive with him didn't we? >> yes, exclusive. nobody else wanted it. he has the rewritten the "thong song" the anthem to boost the chances of king james. >> let's hear it. ♪ if you don't give it to lebron ♪ ♪ mvp ♪ bron-bron-bron-bron
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for frz ♪ oh ♪ give it to lebron >> got to say, ooh that sound so scandalous. get it. >> good moves. yeah. >> michael westbrook, what you got? what's your song? i like it. what do you think? >> catchy. >> catchy. this is a way for him to come back. >> it is one way. one way for him to come back. speaking of comeback. if that wasn't enough. scrubs, take a listen to tboz and tlcs first song in years. way back. ♪ long time coming ♪ ain't seen you around ♪ time keeps on passing >> i don't know. it may have to grow on me. >> yeah. >> they have done it before.
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even those that cause stomach bugs. one more way you've got what it takes to protect. ♪ ♪ >> so as we end one of the holiest weeks of the year reflecting on what was a busy week in the news. >> another one. here is your "friday rewind." >> putin is backing a person that is truly an evil person. and i think it is very bad for russia. i think it is very bad for man kind. it is very bad for this world. this its an animal. >> i believe that russia knew about the chemical weapons because they were operating from exactly the same base. >> she was a good teacher. >> she was nice. he would help people that would need help. >> i am told that both the students were behind the teacher, when the suspect shot his wife. and as a result of being behind, the students were hit.
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we have no reason to believe that students were targeted in fact. >> we don't have any obligation to keep some body in our country that came here on a visa or illegally on top of that and they get to commit crimes. and we have to apologize for deporting them from the country. this is ridiculous. >> i am humbled by the trust placed in me today. i will never forget that to whom much is given, much will be expected. >> i have decided it is time for me to step down as alabama's governor. we have been very betrayed by robert bentley. and, he needs to go off into the sunset. >> you had hey -- you know, some one as despicable as hitler who didn't even sink to using chemical weapons. so you have to if you are russia, ask yourself is this a country that you, a radioshame that you want to align yourself with. >> no. oh, my god, look what you did to
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him? >> out of nowhere, we saw him running back toward the end of plane. he had blood streaming down his face. he appeared to be very, just, distraught, very confused. >> this could never, will never happen again on a united airlines flight. >> it was a hard lead, but it was one, very, very enjoyable. i will never forget. and -- i get to call myself master champion. that is amazing. [ applause ] ♪ >> watching it all over again. i didn't realize this week was jam packed. >> amazing. >> lots of stuff. >> forget it was this week that sean spicer put his foot in his mouth. >> ceo, david dao, the flight. >> still dealing with the pepsy stuff. i don't know if i am ready for next week. >> buckle up. >> have a great weekend, everybody. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades. >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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making news in america this morning, breaking right now, part of the famed bellagio hotel in las vegas up in flames. the dramatic video coming in overnight. also breaking right now an explosion rocks a college campus injuring at least four people. what investigators are saying on the scene. the mother of all bombs, the u.s. military's biggest weapon ever used other than a nuclear bomb dropped on isis targets in afghanistan overnight. we're learning about casualties as many ask the question, is president trump sending a message to other countries? we're live in washington. trapped for hours, 80 feet in the air, passengers on a roller coaster stuck and it's not the first time it's happened on this ride.


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