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♪ i'm a survivor ♪ ♪ i'm a survivor i'm a forgiver ♪ here's a story of survival that captured the world's heart. malala was shot in the head by the taliban for fighting for her rights to education. >> her book "i am malala" goes on sale today. diane sawyer sat down with this inspiring young lady. >> reporter: out of a valley 7,000 miles away, a powerful light. >> we are starving for education. for us, it's like a precious gift. it's like a diamond. >> reporter: a tiny child may be the bravest girl in the world. malala loved her home and school. out of the shadows came the taliban, the radical fundamentalist men who banned girls' schools, bombed them, threw acid at the students. they terrorized the town with
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corpses on the street, flogging women publy. somehow malala never lost her powerful certainty that girls also deserve a full life. >> they cannot stop me. i will get my education. if it is in home, school, or anyplace. >> reporter: somewhat like anne frank, malala decided to write a diary and send a message to the world, anonymously. and at age 11 on camera, on line, one of her first interviews calling for help. >> we must have the confidence to say this is going on. we must raise our voice. >> reporter: when the radical taliban decided her message was so strong they would take her life. with her child-like magical thinking, malala said she rehearsed in her mind what she would say if an attacker came. >> it was always my desire, before the attack, if a man comes what would you tell him, malala? i would think that like. i said i want education for your daughter. >> reporter: do you think that would work against a gun?
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>> i thought words are more powerful than guns. >> reporter: a year ago, in october, 2012, she was on a school bus like the one children still ride in pakistan. her friends were singing. >> on the day i was shot, all of my friends' faces were covered except for mine. >> reporter: was that wise? it was brave, but was it wise? >> at that time, i wanted to live my life as i want. >> reporter: she said she noticed on that day the road was strangely quiet. >> i didn't see those men. i just could feel like there's no one -- there used to be a huge crowd on that road, and on that day there was no one. >> reporter: two men approached. one with a colt .45. he climbs on the bus and asks the question, who is malala. she doesn't remember what happened next, but her friend told her. >> he said like, you said
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nothing, and you were just holding my hand and just squeezed my hand like you were forcing it, and you said nothing. and she said, you looked at the man like this and then she said when he fired two, three bullets and one hit you on the left side of my head. i would have been doing like this. so i hide my face because there was gun powder on my fingers. >> reporter: a child gravely wounded, and how she would survive is simply a testament to miracles. including the impossibility of a specialist from england who happened to be in pakistan and rushed to help save her. >> he hit her there. >> miracle? >> if you believe in miracles, yes. absolutely. >> reporter: from her speech at the united nations to the possible nobel prize, she has an answer to the question asked by that gunman, who is malala. >> i say i am malala and i'm going to publish a book.
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and i want to tell girls around the world that education is important. raise up your voice for education. they thought that the bullet would silence us, but they failed. >> i am malala. >> i am malala! >> weakness, fear and hopelessness dies. strength, fervor and courage was born. >> we are malala! >> on friday, a special edition of "20/20," abc news exclusive at 10:00 p.m. eastern time. >> amazing. you look at the images and it is a world away for so many of us. so many of us never experienced with anybody like she had to
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deal with the people she's had to deal with. she is bringing her message to the world and front and center. we have to deal with it now. we have to look at these images and deal with what happened to her. hopefully to start making a change or at least start talking about it. >> brave and special. an amazing woman. >> absolutely. a young man's journey to find himself sort of. >> why a teenager is replacing his classroom time with a roadtrip to talk to people who share his name. in our next half hour, a pill to help to curb cravings for alcohols. why some researchers think it could help to save lives. you are watching "world news now." >> "world news now" continues after this from our a abc stations.
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♪ if life is a highway, so are lessons from life. that's what a boy is getting on the road with his dad. it's an educational experience that makes this our favorite story of the day.
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here's more from seattle. >> reporter: pete smith and dave smith both know a thing or two about generic names. >> i remember in school when teachers can't pronounce my name. >> reporter: there are nearly three million other people with the last name "smith" in the u.s., but this father/son duo is distinguishing itself through an adventure that is anything but ordinary. 17-year-old dave hasn't always done well in the classroom so with his school's permission he is earning history and english credits by crisscrossing the country with his dad. they camp at national parks, and dave interviews complete strangers with whom the only thing he has in common is a name. >> my wife's idea of wouldn't it be neat if you could network with all of these other david smiths around the country. >> reporter: so "finding dave smith" was born. dave asks about careers, regrets, and advice. since september 12th, they've hit 20 states, met 20 smiths,
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all while camping in national parks. >> then we hit a snag. >> reporter: until last week. >> we are just out here trying to go to the national parks a once-in-a-lifetime trip and they are preventing us from doing that. >> reporter: when the government shut down, so did the national parks, forcing pete and dave to improvise. at least for now, they've decided to wait out the shutdown in seattle but it hasn't stopped them from growing the network. and as they add seattle's dave number 21, they are one upping the jones. >> getting a lot of experience out of it and trying to figure out what i want to do after the trip is over. komo 4 news. >> must be a fun trip. of course the federal shutdown putting a little kibosh on that one for the timebeing. >> good thing they are only looking for one dave smith in every state. they would have no problem. it is like diana perez. john muller, is that a common name? >> muller, meyer and schmitt are
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the most common names in german. >> there are more dave smiths but diana perez maybe pretty close. dave smiths but diana perez maybe pretty close.
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all right, time for "the mix." you know those low rider cars you see on the highway? >> don't want to go over a pothole. >> we found this ultimate low rider courtesy of the "huffington post." i don't know what you call this, a scooter. this is in indonesia, by the way. how's that for a low rider? i'd say it is two inches. they want to know what is that thing. i'm thinking the real story is how old are they? they are on the highway. maybe i'm wrong but they look like they are 6. how's that for a low rider. >> i think there are too many of them.
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that looks like it's jer jerryrigged. >> i don't know what that is. >> it started out. >> looks like a lot of fun. >> there is your low rider. ♪ low rider this is a youtube video that is starting to make the rounds. it happens to be -- i don't want to give it away. just take a look and then i will tell you what it is all about. >> oh, my god! >> that sucks. sorry. >> just ruined all of my stuff. >> napkins, clean it up and it will be fine. >> there's coffee inside my computer. you know what, just get away from me. just get away from me. >> there you see the faces of these clueless customers that are freaked out by what they are saying. it happens to be a marketing stunt by the "carrie" remake. they're coming out with a new one. remember that one? it is all rigged.
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the customers sitting there know what is going on but the customers in line have no idea what is going on. they are really freaking out. everything is attached to something. >> she has the powers that carrie has. she can move things with her mind -- >> but she can't. this is a marketing stunt. everything is hooked up to a remote control or magnet. >> the coffee drinkers are the real ones. >> the coffee drinkers. [ screams ] >> everything is coming off the shelves. there you have it. it is hilarious if you watch the whole thing on youtube. >> great movie, and they're making a remake. >> there you have it, guys. tiger woods part two. check out this little fella. this is in his living room and his dad was like holy mackerel. let's listen in as he just chips away. >> two in a row. >> little split grip there.
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this morning on "world news now," troyer mastermind. one of the fbi's most wanted is in custody and details about the raid to capture him and the interrogations going on right now. face to face with a robber a store clerk takes action against a gunman. the machete that could scare just about anyone. binge control. an experimental drug that could put a lid on alcohol abuse before it gets out of hand. why it could be ground breaking and life saving. and career move. "breaking bad's" bryan cranston leaves his meth lab for a national spotlight. his high profile role in "the skinny" on this tuesday, october 8th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. welcome in on this tuesday,
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day two. we are ready to go. tuesday is the blah day of the week, isn't it? >> definitely not friday. that's for sure. hump day is at least hump day. thursday is friday eve as we like to say. >> it is monday, tuesday's nothing. i say we throw this one away and we have a four-day week. >> works for me. >> that's my proposal. >> diana for president. >> absolutely. we begin with the latest on the suspected terror mastermind anas al libi. he is held aboard a u.s. navy ship somewhere in the mediterranean as an enemy combatant and has not been read his miranda rights. >> an al qaeda group promising revenge and new details about the raid here's our chief investigative correspondent brian ross. >> reporter: it's what the navy s.e.a.l.s train for. the same team that killed osama bin laden came out this weekend
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to hit the group in somalia. counterterror officials say there is great value in bringing to justice a man accused of helping to kill more than 200 people. saying they feared civilian casualties. >> the commander on the ground made the right decision to withdrawal his forces, so i would not call it a failure by any means. >> reporter: at almost the same time, a delta force team moved in to police in tripoli, libya, and captured one of the most wanted terrorists, 49-year-old anas al libi. >> this is highly unusual, risky but ultimately highly effective. >> reporter: the operation at anas al libi's home was carried out with military precision and great surprise as the wanted traftd's stunned son recounted to abc news pointing to his father's car. one broken car window and not a shot fired. >> textbook. to move and get him at the precise time his car shows up, pull him out and get out of there without any casualties or any of our own casualties is the art. >> reporter: anas al libi is
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being interrogated on the "uss san antonio," somewhere in the mediterranean. a potential intelligence gold mine if he talks. he is one of the founding fathers of al qaeda, under indictment for the 1998 deadly bombings of two u.s. embassies that killed 224 people. and an al qaeda computer and communications expert. with anas al libi's capture, 12 of the 22 top terrorists identified by the u.s. after the 9/11 attacks have been killed or captured. >> that means ten are at large. ten men remain targets of s.e.a.l. team six and delta force. brian ross, abc news, new york. now to the looming crisis over the debt ceiling. the social security administration says it could stop sending checks to millions of americans in days if the debt ceiling is not increased. china is warning about the impact on the global economy if the ceiling is not raised. raising the debt ceiling and reopening the federal government are both stalled in the house. house speaker boehner is
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insisting he doesn't have the votes to pass a resolution to fund the government. president obama is simply not buying boehner's math. >> the reason that speaker boehner hasn't called a vote on it is because he doesn't want to see the government shutdown end at the moment unless he is able to extract concessions that don't have anything to do with the budget. >> reporter: an analysis by abc news knows there are in fact enough votes in the house to pass a continuing resolution without having to take apart obama care. three soldiers are in custody for the fatal stabbing of another soldier. 20-year-old kevin geike was killed on saturday during a confrontation with a group of african-american soldiers. three of them have been booked for his murder. two others are cooperating with authorities. investigators want to know whether the stabbing was racially motivated. colorado movie theater massacre suspect james holmes will be back in court today. his attorneys are battling prosecutors over several pieces of evidence and whether or not they are admissible at trial.
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our denver station has details. >> reporter: this is what james holmes looked like when he appeared last monday. he will start two weeks in court where his attorneys will try to get the judge to throw out evidence before the trial starts. evidence collected from holmes' car outside of the movie theater and evidence found in his booby trapped apartment. >> the burden is on the prosecution to prove what they did was legitimate and met constitutional scrutiny. >> reporter: this legal analyst tell us motions to suppress evidence are not often granted. holmes' attorneys wanting evidence we have already seen thrown out. at january's preliminary hearing, prosecutors showed photos found in holmes' iphone, photos of his weapon, selfy with his fiery red/orange hair and posing with a gun. the iphone found in the car. the defense challenging the search of the car which led investigators to find the iphone. >> they call it fruit of the
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poisonous tree. if the first search is unconstitutional, then all of the fruit of the first search is unconstitutional, as well. >> reporter: the defense wants the judge to toss out statements holmes made to detectives after being detained and before being read his rights. >> our reporter from denver. attorneys also arguing yesterday about two of holmes' online dating profiles. both included the phrase, will you visit me in prison? prosecutors want the profiles admitted as evidence, his attorney claims the searches violated holmes' rights. police on the hunt for a would-be convenience store robber who was chased off by a store clerk who fought back. surveillance video shows the moment the suspect pulled a gun on the clerk. the clerk pulled out his own surprise -- a machete -- and chased the suspect out the store, through the parking lot. police say this wasn't the wisest move. >> his instincts took over, survival instincts took over.
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i'm sure if he had time to think about it, the clerk may have handled it differently. >> reporter: no one was hurt and the suspect is still on the run. but he didn't get a penny out of the store's cash register. >> i mean, i love these kinds of stories when they work out good but the machete is impressive -- but remember the scene from "indiana jones"? the gun is more impressive. he got lucky. >> yeah, don't bring a machete to the gunfight? but if it is the only thing you have got, it worked. >> it worked this time. >> scared him away. do you have nothing else other than a machete, do you not pull it out? >> the cops will tell you to give him the money, and get him to leave. >> when it works it is great but it can be tragic. >> he didn't want to have any publicity other than the surveillance tape. he doesn't want to talk about it or go on camera. >> he is afraid the guy is on the loose. >> yeah. i don't blame him at all. you don't know if the guy may
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want to strike back. he didn't get anything. >> at this point -- who knows? >> also, the robber is a complete and total idiot. apparently the surveillance cameras were incredibly visible in the store and he still robbed the place. there you have it. giant experimental blimp has been damaged by the partial collapse of a roof of a hangar. in southern california, debris falling on this air ship which started to leak helium. a hazmat team stopped the leak. it is not known what caused the roof to collapse. the hangar is the size of five football fields that dates back to world war ii. the blimp is reparable. let's look at today's weather. rain will fall from coastal north carolina to florida with some areas getting as much as three inches. dry across the midwest. cool and wet across the pacific northwest. mountain snow in parts of idaho, montana and wyoming. >> highs in the 50s across much of northern new york and new england. midwest in the 70s. hot in the southwest. a video going viral this morning features a shopping trip that a couple of women will never forget.
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browsing and boozing. in the booze aisle there's a bunch of options. >> you see the worker doing whatever he is doing. he stands up and next thing you know the entire shelf comes crashing down. >> talk about a cleanup in aisle 12 or whatever aisle it was. hundreds of bottles are a terrible thing to waste. >> pretty bad. the poor person just finished stocking what they were doing, so happy about the work they had done and it comes down in front of them and it is an ocean of booze. coming up, she battled so much. she tried hard to compete on "dancing with the stars." we will have the disappointment on stage. and diana nyad is making another big splash. swimming nonstop but at a much safer place. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. weather brought to you by united health care. weather brought to you by united health care. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan.
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♪ ♪ red solo cup i fill you up ♪ ♪ red solo cup ♪ i fill you up ♪ let's have a party
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♪ let's have a party ♪ i love you red solo cup ♪ first time on this show and it is a quick favorite. >> i know. i hear that. >> let's have a party. red solo cup. all right. well, per some folks, those red solo cups can be hard to put down. they are not alcoholics but they binge drink on a regular basis even though they may not want to. >> now there may be some help. a new drug being tested in scotland that promises to help with the cravings. we get more from the bbc's james cook. >> reporter: for some drinkers too many nights end like this and too many people in scotland drink too much. it's thought nearly 200,000 scotts dependent on alcohol are not getting help. will a pill which lessens the buzz from booze help to wean them off? >> they tend to be drinking less and less as months go by. they actually use it less as the months go by as the craving for alcohol diminishes. >> reporter: so drinkers in
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scotland can take a pill before heading to the pub. it is available only by prescription along with counseling. >> if you are a willing participant and are wanting something to help you, obviously it is a good idea. >> reporter: doctors and politicians have tried many ways to reduce the alcohol problem and this is targeted at a group of drinkers -- those who are perhaps having three or four pints a day and may be on the road to more serious health problems unless something is done. so now it is no magic bullet but it may help to end scotland's love affair with booze. james cook, bbc news, glasgow. >> apparently the drug reduces the amount of dopamine released so you don't get as much pleasure from the feeling. >> when it seems so cut and dry when you listen to it -- oh, it's just going to cut back on the cravings. no big deal. but i'm sure a lot of other things come with it. they want it prescribed in
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conjunction with psychosocial support which is focused on treatment for people who are addicted. >> i hope it works but over the years a lot of miracle drugs were going to help people with addiction and yet to be one that really works. hope, maybe. >> one sounds like closest to me is chantix as far as cigarette smoking goes but with it there are thoughts of suicide, incredible side effects. that's the biggest problem with this. you have to wait and see. >> yep. just when you thought you saw enough of beyonce, get ready to see more. and the role that is taking bryan cranston away from his cable tv meth lab. that's next in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this
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♪ all right. there you heard it -- the theme song of "dancing with the stars" and we are going to have a little bit of a spoiler here. if you don't want to hear who got -- put us on mute for a bit. unfortunately it was valerie harper. she got the boot. she got the lowest score once again. she's been either tied for the lowest score or had the lowest score from the beginning of the series and she's missed a lot of steps and forgot her moves. hasn't had a great run. as far as a dancer goes, she's not a dancer, she's an actress. she was a cancer survivor and
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out doing the best she could. take a listen it. >> it has been absolutely wonderful. completely unique like nothing else in the world you would do and an opportunity for me to carry a message to folks, not just with cancer, whatever they have. that whatever challenge -- like our song tonight "keep on keepin' on." >> she has had an important message to send and she did that well. >> great inspiration. and dance competition at this point you want to see the best dancers but she got out there and inspired us and she can hold her head up high. >> and she did a good job while she was there. >> absolutely, positively. "breaking bad" star bryan cranston, "breaking bad" star wrapped up. no rest for the weary for this guy. he will be coming to broadway. he is currently portraying lyndon b. johnson in a production called "all the way". that is running through october 12th in cambridge,
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massachusetts. the "times" reporting that he is going to come to the great white way and bring the production there. it begins with the kennedy assassination and focuses on his involvement in civil rights. we saw some of this not long ago. we saw a couple of clips. he looks just like lyndon johnson with the glasses and the forehead. an amazing look. >> i think so too. now it is here i can't wait to see it. >> no release date yet but they say it is coming. >> all right. we are excited about that. we told you yesterday, halle berry and olivier martinez had their baby boy. now we have the name of the baby. they decided to go back to olivier's spanish roots. his name is maceo robert martinez. maceo, by the way -- >> i hope he is sexy and good looking as his parents. tough act to follow. >> he has no choice. that name dates back centuries and centuries.
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it has been reformatted and americanized and now it is matthew essentially but back in the day it is maceo and robert is olivier's dad's name. they kept it nice and close to olivier. >> i like it. >> i like it too. i think the will be an incredibly good looking kid and with the name like maceo, he's got the girls beat. are you kidding me? >> he has the name and the genes -- we'll see how it turns out. turned out well for beyonce as we know. they are her calendar is out. the 2014 calendar. the cover posted on her official site. there you go. sexy photos inside of course. striking sexy poses there. >> whoa! hello. see a few more. keep putting them up. according to her website it is just in time for the holidays. that's the only one. take our word for it. a lot of revealing shots. 14 shots.
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$15, 12-by-12 photos. so, your beyonce calendar is there for the christmas wish list. >> that is one good -- >> when's the diana calendar coming up? >> i don't have the moves like beyonce. >> you got a few. ♪ coming up? >> i don't have the moves like beyonce. >> you got a few. ♪ vicks dayquil powerful non-drowsy 6-symptom cold & flu relief. ♪ no matter what city you're playing tomorrow... [ coughs ] [ male announcer ] ...you can't let a cold keep you up tonight. ♪ vicks nyquil powerful nighttime 6-symptom cold & flu relief. ♪
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♪ swimmer diana nyad has already conquered the limits of physical and emotional endures. and fresh off other swim from cuba to key west she is about to hit the water again. >> later this morning, she will jump into a pool here in new york city and swim for two days straight. she's doing it for a great cause. here's abc's george stephanopoulos. >> reporter: she is the definition of perseverance, determination and triumph. after four failed attempts,
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distance swimmer diana nyad inspired the world last month with that successful swim from cuba to florida. 110 miles, it took 36 years of never giving up. >> never too old to chase your dreams. >> reporter: if you thought this 64-year-old would hang up the swim goggles, you were wrong. her next challenge will test her physical limits again. while raising awareness and money for the victims of superstorm sandy. >> we are installing a very cool engineered pool in herald square and i will swim for 48 hours to show my solidarity with what they went through. >> joining her will be friends like olympic swimmer ryan lock tee and everyday new yorkers. >> those people want to be valued members of the community and help each other. those are the people i admire. >> truly is a great cause. >> 48 hours. she gets 30 second breaks every 90 minutes to hydrate but treads water while she
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good morning. i'm diana perez. >> i'm john muller. here are some of the headlines this morning -- the government shutdown may be overshadowed by the debt ceiling crisis soon. the social security administration says it may not be able to issue checks if the ceiling isn't raised. we will have the latest on the political showdown and the impact on the markets ahead. u.s. interrogators will question a terror suspect aboard an american warship in the mediterranean. anas al libi is under indictment for the embassy bombing in kenya and is held as an enemy combatant. the federal reserve begins to distribute the nation's new 100 dollar bill to banks and financial institutions this morning. it includes high-tech security features that are designed to avoid counterfeiters. and it was valerie harper,
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the latest contestant to be voted off of "dancing with the stars." as a cancer patient, she was a sentimental favorite on the show. it is tuesday, october 8th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. welcome in, everyone, on this tuesday. john's back. nice to have you back. >> i am back. >> did you have a nice long weekend. >> i did but i'm officially a vampire and adjusted to this shift perfectly. three days in a row i could not sleep until the sun came up. >> it is the worst feeling in the world and you have insomnia and you did not sign up for that at all. >> i am a vampire. >> you actually did sign up. >> literally. i signed on the dotted line. >> yes, you did. let's get started. we begin with the government shutdown. the crisis is linked to the federal debt ceiling looming
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days from now. >> the latest poll shows 51% of americans disapprove of the president's handling of budget talks. 61% disapprove of democrats and even more pointing fingers at the republicans. abc's jonathan karl has more. >> reporter: president obama placed blame for the shutdown entirely on speaker of the house john boehner. >> the reason that speaker boehner hasn't called a vote on it is because he doesn't apparently want to see the government shutdown end at the moment. >> reporter: speaker boehner told george stephanopoulos, a bill to fund the government cannot pass unless it includes changes to obama care that republicans are demanding. >> there are not enough votes in the house to pass a clean cr by abc news count there are enough votes to fund a government with no strings attached. congress faces a more frightening deadline. it must raise the amount the
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government can borrow or america will go in to default and on that the two sides are as far apart as ever. >> we are not going to pass when a clean debt limit increase. i told the president. we are not going to pass when the votes are not in the house to pass a clean debt limit. >> reporter: jonathan karl, abc news, the white house. >> now a plan to pay federal furlough workers has been derailed. it passed in the house, but texas republican senator john cornyn says it is premature to approve the measure right now. as the political noise gets louder, we are asking you, who do you blame the most for the government shutdown. join our debate at wnnfans.com. the ongoing partial government shutdown and looming debt deadline are pushing stocks down. it opens at the lowest level in a month after it climbed to record highs in september but the impasse on capitol hill is forcing a reality check for investors. >> stocks have to price in the reality that this shutdown may not be a short-lived event as many were hoping when it started. >> despite the worries from
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washington, overseas stocks are picking up steam. most asian markets recovered losses today. european markets were down marginally. police in washington state have difficult questions about a weekend stabbing incident that left a u.s. army soldier dead. the 20-year-old was killed on saturday during a confrontation with fellow soldiers. keith eldridge of our station in seattle has details. >> reporter: friends and fellow soldiers are trying to light a candle at the memorial set up in honor of admiral kevin tieke, trying to figure out why he was taken from them. >> i was with kevin as we were walking back. i was with him when he died. >> reporter: specialist bryan johnson said that he and a fellow soldier were out celebrating geike's last day in uniform. five men drove by. friends say a racially charged term came from a passing car. the fellow soldier responded. >> he spoke up to them as they were driving by after they said "cracker." "is that how you talk to your veterans now?" >> reporter: they confronted the three. but when they found out they
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were soldiers, the driver decided to leave. >> started to back off except that one guy. from what i can figure out, he went around from behind and circled back. >> reporter: police say that's when geike was stabbed. later at joint base lewis mcchord, specialist jeremiah hill of the third stryker brigade admitted to it to a fellow soldier as he sought help for a cut hand. >> the person asked what happened to your hand. i stabbed and killed a guy over the weekend. >> reporter: that led to hill's arrest and two more including specialist johnny runyon befford. >> the fellow soldier accused of killing him -- >> that's bull [ bleep ]. excuse my language. being in uniform. why would you stab your own brother in the arm? >> he said he had no idea they were fellow soldiers, too. >> you betrayed your country. at some point you served your country, and now you killed a man that was doing the same. >> keith eldridge reporting. now, you heard references there to the alleged use of racial terms. police are looking to whether race was a motivating factor and
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whether this was a hate crime. police in new york make a fourth arrest in the terrifying road rage incident between dozens of motorcyclists and a driver of an suv last weekend. police say a 29-year-old brooklyn man has been arrested on charges including gang assault. detectives are looking for three more people in the attack on the family riding in their suv. a health scare under investigation at the southern california high school. three teachers at malibu high have been diagnosed with cancer and one third of the teachers complained about recent construction in moldy classrooms as causing problems. the school administrators have ordered an investigation but parents are still worried. >> fear, honestly fear. i'm afraid. my children spend all day here. all day, and if it is not safe, it's a big concern. >> we have hired an environmental testing company that's interviewed teachers and they are working to test the buildings. at this point, we don't have any evidence there is any concern that we know about. >> reporter: complaints started after the district hired a contractor to dig up part of the campus that dates back 50 years.
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the district admits it was contaminated with cancer-causing pcbs, lead, and pesticides. a sad sight in new jersey this morning with demolition underway on the boardwalk in seaside heights. that boardwalk devastated by a huge fire just months after much of it was rebuilt after damaged by superstorm sandy. last month's fire destroyed 50 businesses. investigators say it was sparked by wiring damaged last year by sandy. rebuilding is expected to take months. >> not only months, but it's also going to be an incredible amount of money. $5 million to rebuild this. >> just demolition alone. >> incredible. >> isn't that amazing? >> this is part of the boardwalk spared by superstorm sandy which is more heart wrenching because the only part of the boardwalk standing and then a fire took it. >> man, oh, man. high over the streets of manhattan another construction malfunction at a 90 story apartment building. surrounding streets were closed
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after a crane hoisting a concrete cube got stuck. the cube was as heavy as three cars. last october, another crane snapped during hurricane sandy on top of the same building. it forced the evacuation of nearby buildings for an entire weekend. look at the weather. the northeast and midwest will be dry and clear. up to three inches of rain from florida to the mid-atlantic coast. sunny and clear across the rockies and increasingly clear in the southwest. >> much of the northeast will see seasonable highs in the 60s. the midwest will be warming to the 70s. it will be hot and summer-like in the desert southwest, cooling down along the west coast. baseball. the dodgers are the first team to qualify for the league's championship series. they went long ball last night against atlanta to get there. >> carl crawford had them in front thanks to a pair of solo home runs. then after falling behind, it was uribe to the rescue. he hit a two run homer in the eighth that was enough to send l.a. to the nlcs for the first time in four years.
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congrats to them. >> earlier the red sox and rays in the american league division series. tampa bay's evan longoria tied the game at three in the fifth thanks to his three-run home run and then with it tied in the bottom of the ninth, jose kept the rays alive with a game-winning walk-off homer. boston leading the series two games to two. game four is set for tonight. >> who's the team you are rooting for now? >> i'm rooting for the small market teams in the national league east which would mean the pittsburgh pirates. >> okay. we will keep our eye on them. >> i have to be honest, i don't know where the series stands right now. that's how hard i'm rooting. >> that's what happens when you start to root for people you don't traditionally root for. the yankees aren't close. >> apparently st. louis beat pittsburgh 2-1. the series is tied at two. ask and ye shall receive. go pittsburgh. coming up, from the excitement in pro-baseball to issues in pro football. >> newly uncovered information
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on head injuries in football and their last-lasting effects. was the nfl trying to cover it up? a dance craze turning in to a calorie burning workout. how you can -- dare i say twerk and tone up. you are watching world news now. ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular.
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been talk about a possible link between football injuries and brain damage. thousands of former players say the nfl has tried to cover up that link. >> now two award-winning journalists say there is proof. they say the league waged an aggressive cover-up. allegations are in a new book and documentary. here's abc's josh elliott. >> hall of fame center died at the able of 50 after years on the field. >> legendary nfl center, mike webster, one of the best to play his position died in 2002 after suffering for years with dementia and depression. disorders that can be associated with repeated head trauma.
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>> he had heart disease and brain damage. >> after his death, webster would be the first nfl player diagnosed with the neurological disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy or cte. one of the nation's leading neuro pathologists has studied the brains of 46 former nfl players. she spoke with the brothers and pbs's "front line" about her findings. >> we have an enormously high hit rate. that would be extraordinary with any other disease to be able to pull in that many cases just that were suspected. so i think the incidents and prevalence have to be higher than people realize. >> to her, it may be the beginnings of an epidemic. >> i think it will be a shockingly high percentage. i'm really wondering where this stops. i'm really wondering if every
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single football player doesn't have this. >> reporter: while the evidence is relatively new, the controversy is not. the league just settled a class-action suit with thousand of former players agreeing to pay $765 million in medical benefits and injury compensation to retired players without admitting any liability. in 2007, the nfl held a meeting in chicago where new commissioner roger goodell, having taken over for tagliabue, spoke on the matter captured on tape in the new "frontline" documentary. >> the evidence is that our doctors are making excellent decisions. that's proven by the six-year study we have had and the research that looks at that issue intensively. >> the head of goodell's concussion committee ira casten took on the critics. >> anecdotes do not make scientifically valid evidence. i'm a man of science. i believe in scientifically valid data and that is not scientifically valid data.
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>> he insists there was no evidence that football players were at risk for cte. >> in my opinion, the only valid evidence is in boxers and some steeple chase jockeys. >> reporter: nevertheless, in 2009, they invited dr. mckie to present her findings before the mild traumatic brain injury committee in new york. an invitation mckie relished. >> she is bringing pieces of brain in to the nfl offices and having the nfl's mild traumatic brain injury committee look at these brains and examine them for themselves and think of what the implications of this are. they are basically just shredding her work. telling her she's wrong. not even considering it. >> reporter: there's a comparison to the nfl to big tobacco. why? >> the nfl creates effectively the scientific body which some would suggest in some ways -- there's one argument that they
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cherry pick the data and cook the books on whether concussions are serious and a massive attack on independent scientists who are suggesting clearly there is a connection between football and long-term brain damage. >> reporter: josh elliot, abc news, new york. in a statement to abc news, the nfl for their part maintains they have been a leader in addressing head injuries in a serious way, investing in medical research and changing rules and equipment. >> we have talked about the rule changes because essentially it changed the game. especially this season. people have decided they don't want to go for the head but the body parts or knees. >> they don't want to go to the knees but it is unfortunate they have to go low and they are there. >> but they are still going with their heads. there is still potential for this to be a problem across the board. for parents, i think it is so hard to watch that because your kids adore these people and they want to be these people. every little boy wants to play football and they want to wear a
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helmet and get out there and tackle somebody and you hear this is what the consequences might be. that's so scary. >> you have to hope the changes can hopefully mitigate it. everything's dangerous. >> of course. >> where would you stop? stop with anything slightly dangerous but something has to be done. hopefully something is done. >> hopefully we will figure it out. a dance craze that shows that some people will do just about anything to lose weight. >> how some women are imitating miley cyrus to tone up. we'll show you. you are watching world news now. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. we'll show you. you are watching world news now. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our
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♪ >> chances are good you are as ♪ >> chances are good you are as sick of hearing about twerking, i'm sick of the word. your opinion may change after
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the next story. >> that is because it is a good workout. one of the hottest dance classes around. we are "up all nightline" with abc's sara hanes. >> reporter: it's 2:30 in the afternoon on a saturday in brooklyn. the doors just opened for one of the trendiest clubs around. >> how are you doing, new york? >> reporter: here it is women only. >> bring it up and stretch your back. >> reporter: this is a vixen workout. >> yes, i'm sexy, yes, i'm fierce. yes, i'm sexy, yes, i'm fierce. >> reporter: 1500 women a week sign up to lose weight while unleashing their inner vixen. a dance fitness routine inspired by some of the hottest clubs in miami with moves that get your body rolling, percolating, and dropping it low. creator and former miami beat dancer janet jones got the idea just a year ago after a night
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out with the girls. when was the moment you thought i'm going to design a workout? >> we went to a nightclub and we felt like we couldn't move because we are someone's mom or boss and that's when i had my moment. what if i were to create something that kind of lets women feel safe to let loose and to dance and be a little rebellious. at the same time lose weight. >> reporter: 26-year-old christy rodriguez started classes three months ago. and has already lost 30 pounds. she flew all the way to miami to be here. she tells us greater than the pounds lost is the confidence gained. >> they want women to reach their maximum potential and then from there make more goals and continue on. not just in working out and losing weight and whatever but in your life. >> reporter: it seems like a sorority but it is really like an army.
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vixen army! >> for "nightline," i'm sara hanes, new york. >> signing up for that one. >> i'm all over that. >> are you going to be all over that? >> just another workout. >> when i know what twerking is, it is officially uncool and i knew a few weeks ago when miley did her thing and it is uncool now. >> whatever it takes to get you off your butt. and get moving. >> you are right about that. >> if that is what you want to do, go do your thing. >> is that something you could do? >> if i'm in a club, i would feel great. at home ridiculous. ♪ at home ridiculous. >> in i'm in a club i would feel grachlt at home ridiculous.
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millions of people watching "dancing with the stars" but what goes on behind the scenes maybe more entertaining. >> between the dance partners it is all about the chemistry. ♪ >> reporter: corbin blue and his partner scored well with the judges so far. never lower than second place. what are we not seeing behind the scenes? >> i hope we get a piece where
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so corbin look -- >> frustrated. seriously, there's a lot of it. there really is. >> i want it. i'm going to tape him myself and be like people, look. >> reporter: some partners just want viewers to see they have great chemistry. >> just the friendship i've developed with them is beyond what i thought it would be. >> we are very authentic with one another. there's no wall up. it is very real. >> reporter: sometimes for several teams, it's just a little too real for tv. >> when i'm in the dance studio, my language can be a little interesting. >> we have so much fun. say ridiculous things in rehearsals. half of things i can't say on the air. >> it is sad. there's a lot of filthy, just disgusting things going on. >> we talk really bad to each other. >> we are mean to each other it. >> is all out of love. >> yeah, totally. >> reporter: one pro-showed a little love
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to an unexpected guest at rehearsal. >> oh, we had an episode with a cockroach once. >> we had a giant cockroach in the room. we are doing our dance and all of a sudden -- you know what mark did, he saved the cockroach. he found a shoe box. >> i had to find a shoe box. >> let him out in the wilderness. >> kept jumping out of the box. we are all like aahh! >> reporter: reporting for abc news. >> a cockroach is a show-stopper. >> you know what, i try to let spiders go but -- >> there we go. now we have the chemistry. >> yes. all the behind-the-scenes stuff that we have got going on here. >> i'm telling you what. >> you don't want to know. >> speaking of that. do you think these dancers ever -- do you think the chemistry gets, you know what i'm saying, crosses the line. >> that is an abc show and this is an abc show, so i say no. >> leads to hanky panky. >> this is a family show so i'm going to say no. >> this is a family show so i'm going to say no. show so i say
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this morning on "world news now" the blame game. the president points his finger at one capitol hill lawmaker as the government shutdown goes into its eighth day. the worries today about finances worldwide. renewed hope. six years after a vacation turned in to a nightmare. parents and police have new reason to believe that madeleine mccann was not murdered. >> i genuinely believe there is a possibility she's alive. >> reporter: a rare look inside of this intriguing investigation as madeleine's parents speak out. then, unbreakable spirit. she is considered the bravest girl in the world. malala, who survived the unthinkable, tells her story to diane sawyer. >> they thought that the bullet would silence us, but they failed. >> i'm malala.
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>> singing the praises of a pakistani gunshot survivor who refused to give in or give up. it is tuesday, october 8th. >> announcer: from abc news this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. welcome in on this tuesday, day two. thank you for being with us. look at who's back. >> back and rested and ready to go. >> long weekend. >> got to love those things. >> always nice to come back on a tuesday because you don't have to worry about day one nonsense. >> and only four to go on the back. all good. >> you are already here so today doesn't count. it is like three if you look at it. >> i'll take it. rationalization to get through it all. >> whatever it takes. >> whatever it takes. let's get started. dire new warnings about the looming debt crisis. social security benefits for millions of americans could be put on hold in as little as ten days if the debt ceiling is not increased. china is warning the global economy could falter if the limit is not raised.
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karen travers is tracking it. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning. nothing is happening here in washington. there are no negotiations, no back room secret deals, no progress. there is no sense of urgency either, which means the government shutdown is likely to drag on. president obama said house speaker john boehner could get the government back up and running. >> there are enough republican and democratic votes in the house of representatives right now to end the shutdown immediately with no partisan strings attached. the house should hold that vote today. >> reporter: not so fast, speaker boehner said. >> there are not enough votes in the house to pass a clean cr. >> reporter: by abc's count there are at least 17 house republicans who would support house democrats in supporting a clean spending bill. that would get the government up and running and wouldn't include changes to obama care. >> the reason the speaker hasn't
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called a vote on it is because he doesn't apparently want to see the government shutdown at the moment unless he is able to extract concessions that don't have anything to do with the budget. >> reporter: the next fiscal crisis is quickly approaching. the treasury department says october 17th, the government will hit its borrowing limit unless congress raises the debt ceiling. they say if the government can't borrow money there would be catastrophic consequences to the market. social security, medicaid, and medicare benefits could be put on hold. >> raise the debt ceiling next week so the treasury can pay the bills that congress has already spent. >> reporter: a near abc news/"washington post" poll found that 70% of americans disapprove of the way congressional republicans are handling the budget talks. that's up from last week. the same poll found 51% of the americans disapprove of the president's actions but that is essentially unchanged. john, diana. >> thank you. the hardest part is now we are
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starting to affect everyday people. before it was federal government workers. we understand that is tough for them. these people were furloughed. a lot of people are at work not getting paid but when you take away social security benefits if we reach the debt limit on the 17th, take away medicare and medicaid, these are people who live off of this stuff. they go to the doctor because of this stuff. they eat because of this stuff and to take it away from people voting for you, who put you in office, come on. >> let's get it done already. everybody's 401(k)s are suffering. the dow is opening lower, the futures nient way and with the debt ceiling approaching it could really get scary at this point. >> at some point they need to say, enough of this, this has been a nice little dog and pony show, but let's get going. >> got you. as the numbers come in, we are asking you our facebook question of the day who do you blame the most for the government shutdown. terror mastermind anas al libi is being held as an enemy
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combatant. that means he can be held without his miranda rights. he's wanted in connection with two u.s. bombings in africa that killed hundreds of people. british police are giving new hope to the family of madeleine mccann who disappeared six years ago during a family vacation. authorities are cautiously optimistic about their new leads but believe the girl may be alive. we have the latest from london. >> we will not give up our search. >> reporter: six years after little maddie mccann disappeared from her hotel room in portugal, her parents are coming out saying they finally have reason to hope. >> i'm confident we are getting closer just by filling in more pieces of the jigsaw. >> reporter: jerry mccann's comments coming as scotland yard announces they have the most complete picture to date of what may have happened the night maddie vanished. 41 people are investigated. 15 of whom are u.k. nationals.
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police are following up 31 leads in various countries based on telephone calls made in the resort area at the time of her disappearance. >> you have a lot of temporary visitors, and tracing all of those people, linking real people to the phone numbers you have is going to be a significant challenge. >> reporter: speculation has run rampant over the years about what just may have happened to maddie that night on vacation when her parents returned from dinner with friends to find their daughter missing from her bed. some sources suggested she could have been kidnapped by a sex trafficking organization. while a british newspaper recently ascertained that she might have been abducted as part of a robbery. after a series of break-ins in the area. >> there's no clear definitive proof that madeleine mccann is dead. so on that basis, i still genuinely believe there is a
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possibility she's alive. >> reporter: the mccanns will be sitting down for an in depth interview next monday on a tv show called "crime watch." the show features a reconstruction of what may have happened to little maddie the night she disappeared. her parents hope this will unearth new information and bring them a step closer in to finding their little daughter alive. abc news, london. well, after many delays, the nation's new 100 dollars are going in to circulation today. they will be distributed to banks and institutions in a matter of hours. the fed isn't affected by the government shutdown. the new bills have several high-tech features to make them more difficult to counterfeit and you could have a new one in your wallet by this afternoon. all right. you would have need more than a couple of those new hundreds to get in on a diamond auction in hong kong. that's why. >> look at this. 2-carat white diamond, ladies. >> holy mackerel. >> imagine wearing that beautiful thing around. i can't imagine wearing it around. it's the size of a small egg. as for the price, a bargain if you think about it.
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all you need is a couple hundred dollars bills, just $30.6 million. >> 30.6, huh. that's about $4 million more than the previous record for a white diamond. it was found in south africa two years ago. the seller wanted the exact country to remain unnamed that is to preserve anonymity. >> that's amazing. coming up, the prank pulled on coffee shop customers that looks like something from a horror movie. and a teenager who's on a nationwide search to find people who share his first and last name. you are watching "world news now." ♪ "world news now" weather is brought to you by colonial pen life insurance.
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♪ i'm a survivor ♪ ♪ i'm a survivor i'm a forgiver ♪ here's a story of survival that captured the world's heart. ♪ i'm a survivor i'm a forgiver ♪ here's a story of survival that captured the world's heart. malala was shot in the head by the taliban for fighting for her rights to education. >> her book "i am malala" goes on sale today. diane sawyer sat down with this inspiring young lady. >> reporter: out of a valley 7,000 miles away, a powerful light. >> we are starving for education. for us, it's like a precious gift. it's like a diamond. >> reporter: a tiny child may be the bravest girl in the world. malala loved her home and school. out of the shadows came the taliban, the radical fundamentalist men who banned girls' schools, bombed them, threw acid at the students. they terrorized the town with corpses on the street, flogging women publy. somehow malala never lost her powerful certainty that girls
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also deserve a full life. >> they cannot stop me. i will get my education. if it is in home, school, or anyplace. >> reporter: somewhat like anne frank, malala decided to write a diary and send a message to the world, anonymously. and at age 11 on camera, on line, one of her first interviews calling for help. >> we must have the confidence to say this is going on. we must raise our voice. >> reporter: when the radical taliban decided her message was so strong they would take her life. with her child-like magical thinking, malala said she rehearsed in her mind what she would say if an attacker came. >> it was always my desire, before the attack, if a man comes what would you tell him, malala? i would think that like. i said i want education for your daughter. >> reporter: do you think that would work against a gun? >> i thought words are more powerful than guns. >> reporter: a year ago, in
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october, 2012, she was on a school bus like the one children still ride in pakistan. her friends were singing. >> on the day i was shot, all of my friends' faces were covered except for mine. >> reporter: was that wise? it was brave, but was it wise? >> at that time, i wanted to live my life as i want. >> reporter: she said she noticed on that day the road was strangely quiet. >> i didn't see those men. i just could feel like there's no one -- there used to be a huge crowd on that road, and on that day there was no one. >> reporter: two men approached. one with a colt .45. he climbs on the bus and asks the question, who is malala. she doesn't remember what happened next, but her friend told her. >> he said like, you said nothing, and you were just holding my hand and just squeezed my hand like you were forcing it, and you said nothing. and she said, you looked at the man like this and then she said when he fired two, three bullets
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and one hit you on the left side of my head. i would have been doing like this. so i hide my face because there was gun powder on my fingers. >> reporter: a child gravely wounded, and how she would survive is simply a testament to miracles. including the impossibility of a specialist from england who happened to be in pakistan and rushed to help save her. >> he hit her there. >> miracle? >> if you believe in miracles, yes. absolutely. >> reporter: from her speech at the united nations to the possible nobel prize, she has an answer to the question asked by that gunman, who is malala. >> i say i am malala and i'm going to publish a book.
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and i want to tell girls around the world that education is important. raise up your voice for education. they thought that the bullet would silence us, but they failed. >> i am malala. >> i am malala! >> weakness, fear and hopelessness dies. strength, fervor and courage was born. >> we are malala! >> on friday, a special edition of "20/20," "unbreakable." diane sawyer takes us inside the world of radical muslims including women who explain why they believe a child could be such a threat. an abc news exclusive at 10:00 p.m. eastern time. >> amazing. you look at the images and it is a world away for so many of us. so many of us never experienced anything like this or had to deal with anybody like she had to deal with the people she's had to deal with. she is bringing her message to the world and front and center. we have to deal with it now. we have to look at these images
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and deal with what happened to her. hopefully to start making a change or at least start talking about it. >> brave and special. an amazing woman. >> absolutely. a young man's journey to find himself sort of. >> why a teenager is replacing his classroom time with a roadtrip to talk to people who share his name. in our next half hour, a and in our next half-hour, a pill to help to curb cravings for alcohols. why some researchers think it could help to save lives. you are watching "world news now." >> "world news now" continues after this from our a abc stations.
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♪ if life is a highway, so are lessons from life. that's what a boy is getting on the road with his dad. it's an educational experience that makes this our favorite story of the day. here's more from seattle. >> reporter: pete smith and dave smith both know a thing or two about
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generic names. >> i remember in school when teachers can't pronounce my name. >> reporter: there are nearly three million other people with the last name "smith" in the u.s., but this father/son duo is distinguishing itself through an adventure that is anything but ordinary. 17-year-old dave hasn't always done well in the classroom so with his school's permission he is earning history and english credits by crisscrossing the country with his dad. they camp at national parks, and dave interviews complete strangers with whom the only thing he has in common is a name. >> my wife's idea of wouldn't it be neat if you could network with all of these other david smiths around the country. >> reporter: so "finding dave smith" was born. dave asks about careers, regrets, and advice. since september 12th, they've hit 20 states, met 20 smiths,
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all while camping in national parks. >> then we hit a snag. >> reporter: until last week. >> we are just out here trying to go to the national parks a once-in-a-lifetime trip and they are preventing us from doing that. >> reporter: when the government shut down, so did the national parks, forcing pete and dave to improvise. at least for now, they've decided to wait out the shutdown in seattle but it hasn't stopped them from growing the network. and as they add seattle's dave number 21, they are one upping the jones. >> getting a lot of experience out of it and trying to figure out what i want to do after the trip is over. komo 4 news. >> must be a fun trip. of course the federal shutdown putting a little kibosh on that one for the time being. >> good thing they are only looking for one dave smith in every state. they would have no problem. it is like diana perez. john muller, is that a common name? >> muller, meyer and schmitt are the most common names in german. >> there are more dave smiths
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but diana perez maybe pretty close. dave smiths but diana perez maybe pretty close.
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all right, time for "the mix." you know those low rider cars you see on the highway? >> don't want to go over a pothole. >> we found this ultimate low rider courtesy of the "huffington post." i don't know what you call this, a scooter. this is in indonesia, by the way. how's that for a low rider? i'd say it is two inches. they want to know what is that thing. i'm thinking the real story is how old are they? they are on the highway. maybe i'm wrong but they look like they are 6. how's that for a low rider. >> i think there are too many of them. that looks like it's
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gerryrigged. >> i don't know what that is. >> it started out. >> looks like a lot of fun. >> there is your low rider. ♪ low rider this is a youtube video that is starting to make the rounds. it happens to be -- i don't want to give it away. just take a look and then i will tell you what it is all about. >> oh, my god! >> that sucks. sorry. >> just ruined all of my stuff. >> napkins, clean it up and it will be fine. >> there's coffee inside my computer. you know what, just get away from me. just get away from me. >> there you see the faces of these clueless customers that are freaked out by what they are saying. it happens to be a marketing stunt by the "carrie" remake. they're coming out with a new one. remember that one? it is all rigged. the customers sitting there know what is going on but the customers in line have no idea what is going on.
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they are really freaking out. everything is attached to something. >> she has the powers that carrie has. she can move things with her mind -- >> but she can't. this is a marketing stunt. everything is hooked up to a remote control or magnet. >> the coffee drinkers are the real ones. >> the coffee drinkers. [ screams ] >> the coffee drinkers. >> everything is coming off the shelves. there you have it. it is hilarious if you watch the whole thing on youtube. >> great movie, and they're making a remake. >> there you have it, guys. tiger woods part two. check out this little fella. this is in his living room and his dad was like holy mackerel. let's listen in as he just chips away. >> two in a row. >> little split grip there. work on his grip there. but wow. prodigy. >> look at him go. >> he wants to be rory mcilroy.
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>>is mor this morning on "world news now," troyer mastermind. -- terror mastermind. one of the fbi's most wanted is in custody and details about the raid to capture him and the interrogations going on right now. face to face with a robber a store clerk takes action against a gunman. the machete that could scare just about anyone. binge control. an experimental drug that could put a lid on alcohol abuse before it gets out of hand. why it could be ground breaking and life saving. and career move. "breaking bad's" bryan cranston leaves his meth lab for a national spotlight. his high profile role in "the skinny" on this tuesday, october 8th.
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now" with john muller and diana perez. welcome in on this tuesday, day two. we are ready to go. tuesday is the blah day of the week, isn't it? >> definitely not friday. that's for sure. hump day is at least hump day. thursday is friday eve as we like to say. >> it is monday, tuesday's nothing. i say we throw this one away and we have a four-day week. >> works for me. >> that's my proposal. >> diana for president. >> absolutely. we begin with the latest on the suspected terror mastermind anas al libi. he is held aboard a u.s. navy ship somewhere in the mediterranean as an enemy combatant and has not been read his miranda rights. >> an al qaeda group promising revenge and new details about the raid here's our chief investigative correspondent brian ross. >> reporter: it's what the navy s.e.a.l.s train for. the same team that killed osama bin laden came out this weekend to hit the group in somalia. counterterror officials say there is great value in bringing to justice a
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man accused of helping to kill more than 200 people. saying they feared civilian casualties. >> the commander on the ground made the right decision to withdraw his forces, so i would not call it a failure by any means. >> reporter: at almost the same time, a delta force team moved in to police in tripoli, libya, and captured one of the most wanted terrorists, 49-year-old anas al libi. >> this is highly unusual, risky but ultimately highly effective. >> reporter: the operation at anas al libi's home was carried out with military precision and great surprise as the wanted terrorist's stunned son recounted to abc news pointing to his father's car. one broken car window and not a shot fired. >> textbook. to move and get him at the precise time his car shows up, pull him out and get out of there without any casualties or any of our own casualties is the art. >> reporter: anas al libi is being interrogated on the "uss san antonio," somewhere in the mediterranean.
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a potential intelligence gold mine if he talks. he is one of the founding fathers of al qaeda, under indictment for the 1998 deadly bombings of two u.s. embassies that killed 224 people. and an al qaeda computer and communications expert. with anas al libi's capture, 12 of the 22 top terrorists identified by the u.s. after the 9/11 attacks have been killed or captured. >> that means ten are at large. ten men remain targets of s.e.a.l. team six and delta force. brian ross, abc news, new york. now to the looming crisis over the debt ceiling. the social security administration says it could stop sending checks to millions of americans in days if the debt ceiling is not increased. china is warning about the impact on the global economy if the ceiling is not raised. raising the debt ceiling and reopening the federal government are both stalled in the house. house speaker boehner is insisting he doesn't have the
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votes to pass a resolution to fund the government. president obama is simply not buying boehner's math. >> the reason that speaker boehner hasn't called a vote on it is because he doesn't want to see the government shutdown end at the moment unless he is able to extract concessions that don't have anything to do with the budget. >> reporter: an analysis by abc news shows that there are in fact enough votes in the house to pass a continuing resolution without having to take apart obama care. three soldiers are in custody for the fatal stabbing of another soldier. 20-year-old tevin geike was killed on saturday during a confrontation with a group of african-american soldiers. three of them have been booked for his murder. two others are cooperating with authorities. investigators want to know whether the stabbing was racially motivated. colorado movie theater massacre suspect james holmes
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will be back in court today. his attorneys are battling prosecutors over several pieces of evidence and whether or not they are admissible at trial. our denver station has details. >> reporter: this is what james holmes looked like when he appeared last monday. he will start two weeks in court where his attorneys will try to get the judge to throw out evidence before the trial starts. evidence collected from holmes' car outside of the movie theater and evidence found in his booby-trapped apartment. >> the burden is on the prosecution to prove what they did was legitimate and met constitutional scrutiny. >> reporter: this legal analyst tell us motions to suppress evidence are not often granted. holmes' attorneys wanting evidence we have already seen thrown out. at january's preliminary hearing, prosecutors showed photos found in holmes' iphone, note photos of his weapons, and a selvie with -- selfy with his fiery red/orange hair and posing with a gun. the iphone found in the car. the defense challenging the
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search of the car which led investigators to find the iphone. >> they call it fruit of the poisonous tree. if the first search is unconstitutional, then all of the fruit of the first search is unconstitutional, as well. >> reporter: the defense wants the judge to toss out statements holmes made to detectives after being detained and before being read his rights. >> our reporter from denver. attorneys also arguing yesterday about two of holmes' online dating profiles. both included the phrase, will you visit me in prison? prosecutors want the profiles admitted as evidence, his attorney claims the searches violated holmes' rights. police on the hunt for a would-be convenience store robber who was chased off by a store clerk who fought back. surveillance video shows the moment the suspect pulled a gun on the clerk. the clerk pulled out his own surprise -- a machete -- and chased the suspect out the store, through the parking lot. police say this wasn't the wisest move. >> his instincts took over, survival instincts took over. i'm sure if he had time to think about it, the clerk may have
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handled it differently. >> reporter: no one was hurt and the suspect is still on the run. but he didn't get a penny out of the store's cash register. >> i mean, i love these kinds of stories when they work out good but the machete is impressive -- but remember the scene from "indiana jones"? the gun is more impressive. he got lucky. >> yeah, don't bring a machete to the gun fight, but if it is the only thing you have got, it worked. >> it worked this time. >> scared him away. do you have nothing else other than a machete, do you not pull it out? >> the cops will tell you to give him the money, and get him to leave. >> when it works it is great but it can be tragic. >> he didn't want to have any publicity other than the surveillance tape. he doesn't want to talk about it or go on camera. >> he is afraid the guy is on the loose. >> yeah. i don't blame him at all.
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you don't know if the guy may want to strike back. he didn't get anything. >> at this point -- who knows? >> also, the robber is a complete and total idiot. apparently the surveillance cameras were incredibly visible in the store and he still robbed the place. there you have it. giant experimental blimp has been damaged by the partial collapse of a roof of a hangar. in southern california, debris falling on this air ship which started to leak helium. a hazmat team stopped the leak. it is not known what caused the roof to collapse. the hangar is the size of five football fields that dates back to world war ii. the blimp is reparable. let's look at today's weather. rain will fall from coastal north carolina to florida with some areas getting as much as three inches. dry across the midwest. cool and wet across the pacific northwest. mountain snow in parts of idaho, montana and wyoming. >> highs in the 50s across much of northern new york and new england. midwest in the 70s. hot in the southwest. a video going viral this morning features a shopping trip that a couple of women will
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never forget. browsing and boozing. in the booze aisle there's a bunch of options. >> you see the worker doing whatever he is doing. he stands up and next thing you know the entire shelf comes crashing down. >> talk about a cleanup in aisle 12 or whatever aisle it was. hundreds of bottles are a terrible thing to waste. >> pretty bad. the poor person just finished stocking what they were doing, so happy about the work they had done and it comes down in front of them and it is an ocean of booze. coming up, she battled so much. she tried hard to compete on "dancing with the stars." we will have the disappointment on stage. and diana nyad is making another big splash. swimming nonstop but at a much safer place. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by united health care. weather brought to you by united health care. weather brought to you by united health care. big plans. so when i found out medicare doesn't pay all my medical expenses, i looked at my options. then i got a medicare supplement insurance plan.
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♪ ♪ red solo cup ♪ i fill you up ♪ let's have a party
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♪ let's have a party ♪ i love you red solo cup ♪ first time on this show and it is a quick favorite. >> i know. i hear that. >> let's have a party. red solo cup. all right. well, for some folks, those red solo cups can be hard to put down. they are not alcoholics but they binge drink on a regular basis even though they may not want to. >> now there may be some help. a new drug being tested in scotland that promises to help with the cravings. we get more from the bbc's james cook. >> reporter: for some drinkers too many nights end like this and too many people in scotland drink too much. it's thought nearly 200,000 scotts dependent on alcohol are not getting help. will a pill which lessens the buzz from booze help to wean them off? >> they tend to be drinking less and less as months go by. they actually use it less as the months go by as the craving for alcohol diminishes. >> reporter: so drinkers in scotland can take a pill before
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heading to the pub. it is available only by prescription along with counseling. >> if you are a willing participant and are wanting something to help you, obviously it is a good idea. >> reporter: doctors and politicians have tried many ways to reduce the alcohol problem and this is targeted at a group of drinkers -- those who are perhaps having three or four pints a day and may be on the road to more serious health problems unless something is done. so now it is no magic bullet but it may help to end scotland's love affair with booze. james cook, bbc news, glasgow. >> apparently the drug reduces the amount of dopamine released so you don't get as much pleasure from the feeling. >> when it seems so cut and dry when you listen to it -- oh, it's just going to cut back on the cravings. no big deal. but i'm sure a lot of other things come with it. they want it prescribed in conjunction with psychosocial
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support which is focused on treatment for people who are addicted. >> i hope it works but over the years a lot of miracle drugs were going to help people with addiction and yet to be one that really works. hope, maybe. >> one sounds like closest to me is chantix as far as cigarette smoking goes but with it there are thoughts of suicide, incredible side effects. that's the biggest problem with this. you have to wait and see. >> yep. just when you thought you saw enough of beyonce, get ready to see more. and the role that is taking bryan cranston away from his cable tv meth lab. that's next in "the skinny." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. continues after this from
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♪ ♪ all right. there you heard it -- the theme song of "dancing with the stars" and we are going to have a little bit of a spoiler here. if you don't want to hear who got -- put us on mute for a bit. unfortunately it was valerie harper. she got the boot. she got the lowest score once again. she's been either tied for the lowest score or had the lowest score from the beginning of the series and she's missed a lot of steps and forgot her moves. hasn't had a great run. as far as a dancer goes, she's not a dancer, she's an actress. she was a cancer survivor and
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out doing the best she could. take a listen it. >> it has been absolutely wonderful. completely unique like nothing else in the world you would do and an opportunity for me to carry a message to folks, not just with cancer, whatever they have. that whatever challenge -- like our song tonight "keep on keepin' on." >> she has had an important message to send and she did that well. >> great inspiration. and dance competition at this point you want to see the best dancers but she got out there and inspired us and she can hold her head up high. >> and she did a good job while she was there. >> absolutely, positively. "breaking bad" star bryan cranston, "breaking bad" star wrapped up. no rest for the weary for this guy. he will be coming to broadway. he is currently portraying lyndon b. johnson in a production called "all the way". that is running through october
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12th in cambridge, massachusetts. the "times" reporting that he is going to come to the great white way and bring the production there. it begins with the kennedy assassination and focuses on his involvement in civil rights. we saw some of this not long ago. we saw a couple of clips. he looks just like lyndon johnson with the glasses and the forehead. an amazing look. >> i think so too. now it is here i can't wait to see it. >> no release date yet but they say it is coming. >> all right. we are excited about that. we told you yesterday, halle berry and olivier martinez had their baby boy. now we have the name of the baby. they decided to go back to olivier's spanish roots. his name is maceo robert martinez. maceo, by the way -- >> i hope he is sexy and good looking as his parents. tough act to follow. >> he has no choice. that name dates back centuries and centuries. it has been reformatted and americanized and now it is matthew essentially but back in the day it is maceo and robert is olivier's dad's name. they kept it nice and close to
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olivier. >> i like it. >> i like it too. i think the will be an incredibly good looking kid and with the name like maceo, he's got the girls beat. are you kidding me? >> he has the name and the genes -- we'll see how it turns out. turned out well for beyonce as we know. her calendar is out. the official 2014 calendar. the cover posted on her official site. there you go. sexy photos inside of course. striking sexy poses there. >> whoa! hello. see a few more. keep putting them up. according to her website it is just in time for the holidays. that's the only one. take our word for it. a lot of revealing shots. 14 shots. $15, 12-by-12 photos. so, your beyonce calendar is there for the christmas wish list. >> that is one good -- >> when's the diana calendar
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♪ swimmer diana nyad has already conquered the limits of physical and emotional endures. and fresh off other swim from cuba to key west she is about to hit the water again. >> later this morning, she will jump into a pool here in new york city and swim for two days straight. she's doing it for a great cause. here's abc's george stephanopoulos. >> reporter: she is the definition of perseverance, determination and triumph. after four failed attempts, distance swimmer diana nyad
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inspired the world last month with that successful swim from cuba to florida. 110 miles, it took 36 years of never giving up. >> never too old to chase your dreams. >> reporter: if you thought this 64-year-old would hang up the swim goggles, you were wrong. her next challenge will test her physical limits again. while raising awareness and money for the victims of superstorm sandy. >> we are installing a very cool engineered pool in herald square and i will swim for 48 hours to show my solidarity with what they went through. >> joining her will be friends like olympic swimmer ryan lochte, nikki reed, and everyday new yorkers. >> those people want to be valued members of the community and help each other. those are the people i admire. >> truly is a great cause. >> 48 hours. she gets 30 second breaks every
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making news in america this morning -- shutdown showdown. day eight. the budget battle in washington enters its second week with a bigger economic threat nearing. we're live in washington. unexplained illnesses. teachers at a high school claiming that the campus is toxic, following a string of medical conditions. a masked gunman tries to hold up a deli. but the clerk had a scarier weapon on standby. no more bottles of beer on the wall, after a surprise, all caught on camera. good morning. we begin with the

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