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so this surveillance video of a woman refusing to give up her purse to a robber inside a convenience store south of houston. police say the suspect did manage to grab $400 and bolt out of the store. but that doesn't end there. that woman followed him to his car, tries to open the passenger side door, then pounds her fist on his car as he drives away. police are now searching for that suspect. >> wow. >> the video outside. >> she did not want to let him go. >> i would not do that. >> i don't think that's what
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police advise in a situation like this. >> it ends up working out in the end but no. and investigating refrigerator malfunction that may have damaged frozen eggs and embryos. >> university hospitals fertility clinic says, over the weekend, the temperature in one part of the liquid nitrogen storage tank was higher than limits. the incident could have damaged more than 2100 frozen eggs and embryos. up to 600 families may have been impacted by this. what started as a dream vacation for hundreds of fun seekers nearly ended in tragedy. >> the norwegian cruise ship was back to port canaveral, florida. that's when witnesses say a woman who may have been sitting on a railing and may have been taking a selfie lost her balance. >> so the ship's crew launched into action, lowering the rescue boats and calling others for help. one witness says the woman did her best to hang on to the balcony but she eventually fell some 15 stories into the ocean.
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>> she was trapped on the other side of this very strong plexiglass. some big muscle guys were trying to kick the plexiglass in. the guys were super strong. they could not break the plastic, unfortunately. she said i can't hang on any longer and plunged about 100 feet to the ocean. >> so the whole thing took about an hour, but the crew was finally able to pull her from the water. the captain announced to the boat she was okay. of course the other passengers are relieved to hear that. and we'll have much more on her story coming up on "good morning america." i'm not sure if you have been on a cruise, when you are out in the middle of the water, especially in the middle of the night, you cannot see anything. i cannot think of anything more terrifying than falling in that water. >> in the day time hours in open ocean, it's absolutely frightening. former president obama is reportedly carving out a new career for himself. >> finally making something of himself. >> good for him. >> sources tell "the new york
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times," he is in talks to produce a series of shows on netflix, highlighting inspirational stories. the deal is expected to include former first lady, michelle obama and exclusive content that may include taking on the role of a moderator. when we come back tom brady lost the super bowl and now he's losing something else. >> hmm. the skin any ny is coming up ne. it releases a cooling sensation in your mouth and throat. zantac works in as little as 30 minutes. nexium can take 24 hours. try cool mint zantac. no pill relieves heartburn faster. breathe freely fast wmy congestion's gone. i can breathe again! i can breathe again! vicks sinex... breathe on.
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♪ skinny the ski ♪ skinny, just give me the skinny ♪ all right. it is skinny time and actor mark hamill has gone from the stars in the galaxy far, far away, far, far away, to a star on the hollywood walk of fame. a lot closer. >> yeah. >> 41 years after the debut of "star wars," he was honored with "star wars" alums there to
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show their support as well. you might recognize a few famous faces. >> he's flanked by harrison ford. also billy lord, the daughter of the late carrie fisher, r 2 d 2 and the creator, george lucas. >> r2d2 said he wouldn't miss it for it world. he first played luke skywalker back in the '70s. he discussed, by the way, how that role changed his life. >> haven't been this speechless since "force awakens." james deserves a star. you know, jimmy stewart deserves a star. me? come on. but, it just shows you the power of those films. >> the force awakens reference to he makes his debut back on screen but he doesn't have any lines. the turn up is huge. this is not your usual fan fair.
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thousands of people filled the street. police even had to be called in to direct traffic. >> and harrison ford who got his star in 2003 joked about the turnout for his big day, saying, there are a lot more people who showed up for my star, a lot more. what took him this long? >> when carey fisher passed away, that was a big deal, how does she not have a star on the walk of fame? >> and you have yesterday youtube stars that have a star. >> there you go. mark hamill finally got his. patriots quarterback, tom brady, he has a super bowl ring or two and he's got gray hair. it's been a rough year. he lost the super bowl and now he's lost the trademark locks. >> say it's not so. >> is there nothing sacred in this country anymore? >> check it out. brady was the mystery guest at
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the annual shaving by saving at the cancer institute. he helped raise 7.5 million dlar. a very good cause. his mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016, but she is now cancer free. >> the governor of the state, charley baker had his head shave too. brady posted the photo. what do you think of the new locks? >> it's working for him. >> yeah. >> he kind of looks like the lego man with his old haircut. he needed a fresh do. >> and there warm. >> get ready soprano fans, it has been eight years since we all thought there was something wrong with our cable. now there's talks of a "sopranos" sequel movie. >> it won't be an original story for the late tony. instead, it will focus on the crime organization before the event of the series happening.
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>> the show will take place around the new york riots in 1967. some of the beloved characters will still be involved though. >> no word on who those people are. but it's safe to say some of the older members of the crew could show up as their younger selves. and finally we're going to bring in our "bachelor" analyst one more time. and jack is so excited because "the bachelor" no more. >> there is an update. >> no, big, big news. arie and lauren have taken another big step in their relationship. the first public date. jack, what can you tell us? >> one, i can't tell you anything and i just hope it goes well. mercifully. be uneventful. >> they had sue chi in new york city. that's true love, right? >> absolutely. solid ground right from the beginning as we said earlier in the week. >> i love what kelly ripa did on twitter, she'd be surprised if it lasts six months. you give it six months?
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>> i'll give it six months and a day. >> their dinner lasted three hours. >> we'll be right back.
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stormy daniels took on the white house, a late winter storm took on the northeast and the bachelor almost took out jack. >> it's time now for our friday rewind. major nor'easter bringing a full on whiteout. the powerful storm dumping up to three inches an hour of snow from new york city to philadelphia. the concern is with the snow being so heavy it's only going to bring down more trees and more power lines, slowing the recovery process. >> the porn star, stormy daniels is refuse zing to back down after suing president trump over a so-called hush agreement to prevent her from talking about an alleged affair.
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her lawyer has dismissed a temporary restraining order calling it bogus. >> this case had already won in arbitration and he's denied all of these allegations. former trump aid says he'll refuse to appear before the special counsel's grand jury because he believes mueller may have something on president trump. >> do you think they have something on the president? >> i think they may. >> why? >> i think he may have done something during the elections, but i don't know that. >> he's incorrect. as we said many times before, there was no collusion with the trump campaign. gary cohn, the top advisor resigning. days after cohn lost the battle over tar rirs. best actress, frances mcdormand, celebrating sister hood and solidarity. >> if i may be so honored to have all the female nominees in
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every category stand with me. the film makers, the producers, the directors. another, emotional, unpredictable season of "the bachelor" is in the books. >> thank god it's over. i wore my helmet because i knew it was a little rough. arie has dumped becca k. >> my future was ripped away. >> he wants to give it a go with lauren b. >> you realize, you are the bachelorette. >> it's crazy. i want to meet so many amazing guys. i'm just ready do this. >> they lookalike. >> her doppelganger will be on. >> jack is so excited for the new season. right, jack? jack is so excited for the newcisen, right? . >> announcer: this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades. with
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good morning. i'm kendis gibs good morning i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm diane macedo. here are some of the top headlines we're following this morning on "world news now." as they dig out from a second nor'easter in less than a week. a third nor'easter may be underway and 800,000 people are still without power. details ahead. president trump has agreed to meet with north korean dictator, kim jong-un, within two months. kim told the south koreans he's committed to denuclearization. we have reaction from seoul coming up. as many as 2100 frozen eggs and embryos may have been damaged during a refrigerator malfunction at fertility clinic in cleveland. the hospital is bringing in independent experts to test their viability. and the paraolympics get underway in south korea. the opening ceremony will be followed by ten days of competition, involving 600
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athletes from 60 countries. those are some of our stories on this friday, march 9th. >> announcer: from abc news this is "world news now." >> good morning, everybody. we're going start this half hour with the nasty nor'easter that left a mess in its wake and the possibility a new storm is taking shape. >> and the radar shows what's left of the system. more than 800,000 people have no power. >> and forecasters say what could be the third nor'easter in ten days could bring more rain and snow to the already storm wary area. here is zachary kiesch. >> reporter: in the tristate area alone, more than half a million households without power. in new jersey work crews cutting down branchs over the railroad tracks. in jersey's bergen county, images like this, fire lines down and on fire tell the story. the man behind the wheel of this car was killed.
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in new york, i-287 south looked more like a parking lot. lawrence james sat out there for seven hours. >> about three hours there. traffic started moving and then it came to another standstill. >> reporter: in westchester county, residents and businesses still reeling from the last storm, still no power. >> what progress had been made has to the greatest extent been undone. >> reporter: north in port smith, new hampshire check out this transformer explosion. >> whoa. it's in front of us. >> reporter: in that same part of the country,i-95 was temporarily closed for two hours both directions after a power line came down across the highway. and in massachusetts, the town laid down 4500 tons to fortify where it was broken. >> the seawalls held. all that work paid off. >> reporter: the seawall remained intact, but several areas still flooded. there's a whole host of people
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who have been without power since the last storm. now, reports coming out that a third nor'easter could roll through by early next week. forecasters saying it's too early to make that call. zachary quiche, nbc news. back to you. >> thank you. now to a different song in politics. president trump has agreed to do what no other american president has done before, meet with the north korean director. >> so the meeting is aimed at discussing him abandoning his nuclear program. the president trump says the sanctions will come until a deal is reached. the invitation came in the form of a message delivered at the white house by south korean officials. >> to meet president trump as soon as possible. president trump appreciated the meeting and said he would meet kim jong-un by may. >> this follows months of
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escalating tension and name calling between the two. >> the president spoke to the japanese prime minister late last night. the white house says they agree to keep pressuring north korea until it takes what's called tangible and verifiable steps to get rid of its nuclear weapons. with we are in seoul, south korea where south koreans are weighing in. >> reporter: the mood here is cautiously optimistic and praising the two leaders, trump and kim for the courage and wisdom to make a hard decision. he noted president trump will be praised by all north and south koreans and the people of the world. the sudden turn of events is definitely a relief to many here who went through a roller coaster year, talking of war and p preemptive strikes. >> they traded some barbs there. word of the impending meeting took pentagon officials by surprise.
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they're still working out where and when that meeting will take place. president trump says he's putting tariffs on steel and aluminum imports in response to what he calls an assault on our country. the president signed an order for the tariffs on steel and aluminum. 10% on aluminum won't take effect for two weeks. for now only canada and mexico are exempt. the president suggested that other countries might be spared before the tariffs are imposed. former trump campaign aide is set to appear before the grand jury in a russia investigation today. during a bizarre round of interviews this week, he said he would defy a subpoena by mueller. he's had a change of heart. he's not the only former trump campaign official now talking to investigators. pierre thomas has the details. >> reporter: donald trump's former campaign manager, cory lewandowski grilled by
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congressional investigators. >> i answered every relevant question you could imagine. i spent 12 hours. there's no collusion, no cooperation, fact. >> reporter: the testimony comes amid new questions about whether the president has been asking witnesses interviewed by robert mueller what was asked. there's new scrutiny between the president and the former chief of staff, reince priebus after priebus was interviewed by mueller's team. sources say president trump asked if the special counsel's team was nice and whether they were -- whether they would try to set up a back channel with putin before the inauguration. at issue is the meeting. at the meeting, this man, eric prince, the former blackwater ceo and brother of betsy devos. he said their meeting was unplanned.
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a chance encounter while he was on a business trip. met him down in the bar, prince said of his encounter. we talked for 30 minutes over a beer and that was it. he says the president-elect didn't know. >> was anybody on the trump team aware you were at this meeting? >> no one was aware i was even there. >> reporter: but the washington post is reporting that there was someone else there who now says it was not by chance and that it was specifically set up to discuss relations between the u.s. and russia. that person is george nader, a lebanese-american who the post says helped set up the meeting and who is now reportedly cooperating with robert mueller. >> we want to hear from nader. if the accounts about mr. nader are true, then eric prince lied to congress. that's a problem. >> reporter: we're expecting nunberg back in the news.
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he told us thursday he is going to appear before mueller's grand jury today. so we'll see. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. now to the store known as the biggest toy store there is until it filed for bankruptcy. they are going to close all their stores. the bankrupt company has failed to find a buyer or reach a debt restructuring deal. the down fall can be tracked back to a leverage buyout that prevented it from investing in technology and operation. >> doesn't mean we have to grow up, does it? >> yeah, you do. because even if you did, you wouldn't be a toys "r" us kid. more games. more toys. oh boy. despite strong fourth quarter sales, abercrombie and fitch says they plan to close 60 outlets this year. they have been struggling financially and hope trimming the number of stores will revive
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sales. meanwhile americans are slipping deeper into debt. a new study by wallet hub found u.s. consumers have surpassed $1 trillion in credit card debt. one analyst says the debt reflects american's confidence in the economy. a recent federal reserve survey showing nearly half americans don't have enough cash to cover a $400 emergency. just a month away from the tax deadline, the irs is trying to get rid of unclaimed tax refunds. that money belongs to about 1 million people who failed to file a tax return for 2014. the clock is ticking. the recipients have until april 17 to file and collect. there's no late penalty for receiving a refund. the irs estimated the median refund is about $847. >> i'll take that. and the uss carl vinson has docked in vietnam for the first time since the end of the vietnam war in 1975. >> so the ship and 5,000 sailers
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arrived this week for an official visit. the former nations are now allies and the visit is seen as a move to push back against china's growing influence in that region. a move by doctors in canada is raising eyebrows and praise. they're actually demanding less pay. >> yeah, you heard that right. the doctors in quebec are demanding lower salaries. hundreds have signed an online petition requesting their pay raises be cancelled. >> the doctors say they can't accept more money in good conscience when others continue to work in what they describe as difficult working conditions. >> that is so canada. next, the lawyers are going to start asking for less pay and doing things for free. >> no. coming up potential employers are scouring your social media account before they hire.
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breaking overnight a wild police chase. a suspect leading police in hot pursuit from san bernardino county, just east of downtown los angeles until it seemed he surrendered on the freeway. no word on what triggered that chase in the first place. and on the east coast a bird strike forced a u.s. coast guard helicopter to make a landing in key biscayne, florida. they were on board for a routine flight. no injuries were reported. and new developments in a deadly police collision in albuquerque. a police officer responding to a call, crashing into a mother's car, killing her 6-year-old son. >> that officer is now suing the mother. here is abc's clayton sandal.
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>> reporter: this is the moment a police cruiser traveling at nearly 80 miles per hour slams into her car, seriously injuring her, her daughter and killing her 6-year-old son, joel. >> he was in love and saw the good in everyone. my sweet bubba will live on. >> reporter: seen her turning left at the green light before the collision is suing the city of albuquerque and police officer, jonathan mcdonnell. it says she failed to yield to right of way traffic and they dispute that. they point to mcdonnell's on-duty driving record, disciplined for five previous crashes and one unauthorized pursuit. they say the lawsuit is a disappointing and frankly shocking displace of insensitivity to victims of the crash. we reached out to mcdonnell's legal team. we have not heard back.
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abc news, denver. a renowned philadelphia chef is alive thanks to the quick actions of a neighbor. >> so, nancy peters meyer was coming out to walk her dog when she saw a crowd gathered on the sidewalk. she says she immediately stepped in and started giving cpr. she got a pulse as ems arrived. >> we crossed to death and came back and that's a gruesome experience. to actually see him come back was a -- i would say amazed more than anything else. >> the 74-year-old is recovering this morning. hospitalized in intensive care. he underwent triple bypass surgery. >> he's an icon in the whole food business. he's had several restaurants, but he's retired now. good to know he's okay. coming up we've all posted something we regret. now there are apps to help clean up your social media game.
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♪ on instagram straight flexing on instagram straight flexing ♪ i love that song. so whether it's a shirtless pick on instagram, or a politician, many of us have been there but now there's an increasing number of future employers who are looking at your social media game to decide whether to hire you. >> thankfully there are tools that can maybe help get your career back on track with the social media clean up. we have the details. >> reporter: in this digital era, there can be a steep price for what you put out on social media. >> if you're applying for a job, if they don't like what they see, that might be the end of the process. >> reporter: services that scour your internet post for you. social media marketing expert says they're among the simplest
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to navigate. at new york general assembly school, with his guidance, we decided to give them a try with three willing job seekers. what are you most worried about? >> profanity. >> reporter: first up, struber. within minutes of logging on the site flagged hundreds of posts for all three. how does z it work? it scans your social media profile and gives a report card with a grade. >> with scrubber, by score is a "d." >> reporter: in fact our subjects scored "d"s across the board. tons of questionable material popping up. but it also flagged pictures that seemed benign. >> not exactly sure why that's offensive. >> reporter: that's david and his wife on their wedding day. next we move on to rep'n' up. like scrubber, it seems sensitive. after spending extra time looking at the result, david and j.r. chose rep' n up.
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keep in mind both have their limits. neither picked up a tweet about a former boss where she basically says she already finished the work her boss talked about. >> we don't have humans looking at those posts. this is all being done by computers. >> reporter: ryan is a ceo of scrubber. he says it didn't get flagged because it the computer didn't detect profanity or anything objectionable. each company lets users decide what to keep and delete. in the end, a social media cleanse was money well spent to stay out of the digital dog house. aerial russia, abc news, new york. >> how did that work out for you? >> i'm doing it for twitter to see. >> it's taking a really long time to process all those questionable posts of yours. >> not questionable posts, just questionable people. i don't know what that means. >> we'll leave it on that note. >> that's like an oprah rant. we're adding to the insomniac theater for a pretty good thriller that's getting good reviews and the family blockbuster that's not.
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try metamucil, and begin to feel what lighter feels like. time now for insomniac theater starting with "thoroughbreads." >> thorough breads. it tells the story of two girls, lily and amanda who hatch a plot to kill lily's oppressive st stepfather. >> why don't you consider all options. >> yeah, like murder. >> i'm sure it's outside the box but you can only get so far thinking how everyone else thinks. look at steve jobs. >> what? >> i'm just going off what you're giving me. it's a cost benefit analysis. seems like you could generate a lot of benefit from a lot of people. >> except i'd spend the rest of my life in jail. >> why are you assuming you'd get caught? >> apple computers, murder, very similar.
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believe it or not scoring a solid 84% on rotten tomatoes. pat writes, it paints a dark picture of a generation that, because it has been denied nothing has come to value nothing. mcdonald calls it reasonably watchable. >> way to go out there. seems like the sequel to "lay by bird." >> perhaps. next, "wrinkle in time" by our parent company, disney. it follows a story of a young girl and her brother transported to other worlds as they search for their father who disappeared after discovering a new planet. >> your father has accomplished something extraordinary. it's dangerous. he's trapped by a darkness that's actively spreading
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throughout the universe and the only one who can stop it is you. be a warrior. >> i'll try. >> so the critics are mixed on "a wrinkle in time." giving it a 42%. peter writes, keep your expectations in check and you might be pleasantly surprised. katie walsh says many moments are beautiful and surreal while others are just plain weird. she says the film is as gorgeous and deranged as can be. interesting. >> but the costumes are so amazing. >> and how do you get that kind of threading for your eyebrows? >> are you asking for a friend? >> yeah, asking for a friend. by the way, on scrubber, it's still going. it's basically breaking my computer. 11,000 posts. it's found 342 that are -- i don't know that i've said some of these words. >> we can't read any of them out loud.
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the posz z -- possible significant thing, president trump and kim jong-un planning to meet face-to-face. >> the president stunned the world, really, by accepting the invitation brokered by south korea. it will be the first time an american leader has met with a north korean leader. the expected topic, the end of the nuclear program. tara has the details. >> reporter: kim jong-un is ready to sit down with president trump. the south koreans came with a letter from the north korean dictator indicating they're ready to talk peace. >> i told president trump that in our meeting, north korean leader, kim jong-un says he's committed to denuclearization. >> reporter: even more -- >> he expressed his eagerness to meet president trump as soon as possible. >> reporter: the south korean officials said their meeting could happen as soon as may. the offer includes a promise to stop nuclear and missile testing but it's unclear if north korea
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will release three detainees. the u.s. and south korea will still conduct their military exercises, despite the invitation to start talks. they haven't launched an intercontinental ballistic since november, 28. in august, president trump took a hard line on north korea. >> they will be met with fire and fury, like the world has never seen. >> reporter: he criticized secretary of state, tillerson, for attempts of diplomacy. a group of republican law makers sent a letter warning of false promises from kim jong-un. abc news, washington. >> tara, thank you. the meeting is especially interesting given the jabs they have exchanged. president trump called him little rocketman and warned that his nuclear button was bigger. >> that's all flirting. >> look at that. and we have former nba star, dennis rodman, one of few americans to have met kim. this morning he's praising the president.
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>> let's get more reaction from jui who is joining us live from seoul, south korea. how are people reacting to the news? >> well, the mood here is cautiously optimistic and welcoming president moon today, praising the two leaders trump and kim for the courage and wisdom to make a hard decision. he noted president trump will be praised by all north and south koreans and the people of the world. this sudden turn of events is a relief to many here who went through a roller coaster year talking of war and preemptive strikes. they called each other names. you just mentioned little rocket man or mentally deranged dotard. kendis? diane? >> that's korean. >> i can't pronounce that word. >> we're not even sure what that means. >> that's korean for hey, buddy, bff. >> i'd love to be a fly on the wall for that meeting. >> speaking of that wall, where
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will that wall be? where will this meeting take place? >> hmm. >> that's a wild guess, but informed speculation would be pyongyang. it was kim who reached out to president trump first back in 2000, north korea and u.s. almost had a summit between kim jung-in, kim jong-un's father and bill clinton. but there's security issues and logistics for president trump. the other is dmz. it's a truly neutral territory. kim has never left north korea since taking power. it's also a symbolic place for truce. south korean president moon will be meeting kim before president trump at this place at the end of april. and now another dramatic location will be washington, d.c. or mara largo. kim jong-un would want this more than anything. just imagine that photo-op, the two of them shaking hands at the white house.
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>> or mar-a-lago. or beijing because that's the only place his father's been. he could take the train there from pyongyang to beijing. >> easy commute. >> it is. >> there's also seoul. >> seoul as well, just some 90 minutes away from the border. joining us from seoul. thank you. and stock markets across asia are trading higher overnight. analysts say traders are relieved president trump's tariffs won't be as harsh as first thought. >> the president signed an order for steel and aluminum tariffs. while surrounded by workers from those industries. the event followed a lobbying effort by republican members of congress and business leaders. trump said the tariffs are about fairness for the nation's steel and aluminum producers. >> the american steel and aluminum industry has been ravaged by aggressive, foreign trade practices. it's really an assault on our country. it's been an assault.
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>> so the tariffs won't take effect for another couple of weeks. as of now, canada and mexico are exempt. the president suggested that other countries might be spared before the tariffs are imposed. one study suggests it will result in 150,000 jobs lost in this year alone. the president's former campaign chairman will go on trial in july. paul manafort pleaded not guilty in a virginia court to tax and bank fraud charges. they stem from robert mueller's russia investigation. manafort's also scheduled to be tried in the district of columbia in september. he will wear two monitoring devices until the trial. and interior secretary is the latest to face scrutiny about expenses. his department spent $130,000 to upgrade double doors. a spokeswoman says he didn't know about the expense until it was brought to his attention.
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he agrees, it's a lot of money. >> wait, $139,000 for doors? >> yep. >> i mean is there gold in that door? >> i mean, your office door didn't cost that much? >> nope. >> comes with a mote. meanwhile northeasterners are digging out from that massive storm that dumped more than two feet of wet, heavy snow in spots. the radar is showing that weakening, but not before making a huge mess and leaving more than 800,000 customers without power. here is eva pilgrim. >> reporter: that deadly nor'easter with one last blast in new england. more than two feet of heavy wet snow in some places. >> it's like somebody once said to me, shoveling cement. >> reporter: this frightening scene in massachusetts. a tangled mess of downed trees and power lines across the region. transformers blowing in new hampshire, one after another, before dawn. officials forced to close a stretch of i-95 after a powerful snap.
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>> power lines draped across both north and southbound lane that is brought traffic to a standstill. >> reporter: our linsey davis with a bird's eye view of damage. what a mess. this damage is left over from last friday's nor'easter. take a look at how extensive the damage is. we have massive trees that have fallen and toppled the power lines along with it. people on this block are now in their seventh day without power. in franklin lakes, new jersey a man in this car was killed after he drove around a barricade and on to live wires. the car bursting into flames. one of at least two storm related deaths. >> still stranded out here. >> reporter: hundreds stuck on route 280 in new jersey. police responding to over 500 crashes in the state. in philadelphia -- >> one, two, three -- >> reporter: the northeastern university women's basketball
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team pushing their own bus back on course after they got stuck. the snow is still falling. they've already got more than 16 inches of snow. much of which is piled up on the side of roads across massachusetts. there are more than 300,000 people without power. it is going it take a few days to get those people back on this as we are eyeing a new possible storm. eva pilgrim, abc news, worcester, massachusetts. >> yeah, so that nor'easter starts rumbling tomorrow. heavy rain and thunderstorms will hit the south and move very quickly to the atlantic. then the system could travel up the coast, becoming another nor'easter on monday or it could make a turn and head out to sea. >> and snow is nothing compared to antarctica. they are so used to snow that anything else easily gets their attention. >> so, when a couple naturally curious birds waddled up and
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discovered a camera left in ice, it didn't take them long for one of them to flip the lens towards his face and go on to capture this amazing video. >> what's going on, guys? the video is a huge hit on social media. reactions range from a version of this is your parents trying to take their first selfie or imagine being curious with no hands. technically not a selfie because they had know hands, the camera was already rolling. they gave us a perfect shot. >> beautiful. they were all dressed up for it. coming up day light saving time begins this weekend and at least one state may not switch back. a man tries to steal pick up truck with a toddler inside. see mom's reaction, next. and remember to find us on facebook at wnn fans.com and twitter. facebook at wnn fans.com and twitter.
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watch as a mother in bremerton, washington fights off a man who tried to steal her truck with her 2-year-old son sleeping inside. the suspect didn't get far, crashing into a retaining wall. he ran off but was quickly caught by police.
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he's now facing -- that's quite a mug shot, multiple felony charges. >> wow. >> yeah. police are searching for a 16-year-old girl in allentown, pennsylvania who may have run off with an older man. >> police say 45-year-old kevin estherly signed amy yu out of school at least ten times without her parents permission several times. his wife said he took his personal documents along with $4,000. and outrage is growing over the violent police takedown for a man accused of jaywalking. >> the man had been beaten, tasers and charged. here is steve osunsami. >> reporter: the police beat down about to happen to johnny rush seen in ashville, even the police chief says she's willing to step down. >> put your hands on your back. don't! don't!
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do not. stop. drop the bag. >> reporter: that's the voice of former officer who's heard promising to make the beating a good one. the video was first published by the citizens times newspaper. you see hickman punching his face into the asphalt while another white officer watches. >> i can't breathe. >> reporter: and as rush is saying he can't breathe, officer hickman shoots him with a stun gun. >> ow, ow, ow, ow, i can't. i can't. >> put your hands behind your back. >> i can't. >> reporter: this was in august. it all started because they say he was jaywalking. hickman resigned in january. >> all this over you getting a ticket. now it's serious, bro. >> reporter: yes, it's incredibly serious. the fbi is investigating and the police chief is having to face
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angry citizens and explain why it took months to do anything. rush was unarmed. >> this is not about police brutality. >> reporter: she's offered to step down if it would help. >> the whole thing is bad. when i watch the video, i have the same reaction as you probably did when you watched it. it's a terrible case. >> reporter: the police chief puts the blame at the feet of one of her supervisors who said reviewed the incident but not the videotape. another issue that has residents concerned, the fact this other officer appears to have seen no discipline, so far. steve osunsami. >> never jaywalking again. coming up in our next half hour, a harrowing rescue at sea after a woman taking a selfie falls from cruise ship. but first she's turning 59 but barbie doesn't look a day over 22. did you know she was originally not blond?
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>> what? >> we're opening up the vault next on "world news now." p the vault next on "world news now."
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♪ i'm a barbie girl in a barbie world plastic it's fantastic ♪ ♪ you can brush my hair, undress me everywhere ♪ ♪ imagination, life is your creation ♪ >> come on barbie let's go party. >> i know that song a little too well. but on this day in 1959 barbie made her debut. >> she's been partying since. the original was a brunette, sold for only $3. nearly six decades later, barbie continues to evolve and mattel has since sold an estimated billion dolls. let's open up the vault like it's 1988. >> reporter: video games by nintendo are the number one and followed by the same popular item of last year and the year before and the year before that, almost as long as we can remember. here's charlie murphy. >> reporter: barbie's a doll for all seasons. holiday barbie is all dressed
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up for a christmas party. why not? next to a video game she's the top selling toy this christmas. the superstar of the toy store and the tea party set. why? >> because she has a pretty dress on. >> reporter: style. barbie's had it since she came out in 1959. >> barbie has smart styles for every occasion. >> reporter: she keeps up. this year, she's also a california dream with a beach boy's song. ♪ hair barbie, yeah yeah >> reporter: she's got her own museum, the barbie hall of fame in palo alto, california. to brownies, it's a shrine. 7,000 dolls that mirror barbie and her times from the jacky kennedy era to the crimp curl girl. back when little girls wanted to be stewardesses, she flew for
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pan am, united, american and france. she was a career girl in the '60s, then a rock star, today a doctor. she met ken in '61. they're still dating. ken's seen a few changes. he used to look like michael landen. today more like schwarzenegger. they're so successful, mattel has sold nearly half a billion barbie dolls. barbie's 30 in february but she'll always be a teenager. mattel says she'll never get married, she's having too much fun. charles murphy, abc news, palo alto, california. >> it's funny to see the huge progression that barbie has made and that was recorded in 1988. >> yes. barbie has come a long way since then. >> happy birthday, barbie. coming up, which states are trying to make daylight saving time permanent. trying to make daylight saving time permanent. e something i've done every night since i was a kid, empty my pocket change into this old jar.
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all right. time for the mix. we're going to start with news you can use. reminder this sunday day light saving time, your clocks will go forward, sunday, march 11th at 2:00 a.m. don't want to mess that one up. you're going to lose an hour of sleep though. and this is becoming quite a controversial thing. we have a few myths. myth busting. ready? >> okay. >> so, one idea is that daylight saving time saves energy. >> true. >> false, it does not. two studies have shown it actually increases energy consumption. you're less likely to get robbed during daylight saving time? >> yes. >> that is true. third, it takes a toll on "your health." >> yes. >> heart attacks spike, ivf results plummet, exhaustion, fatigue. it's no good. >> that sounds like all the symptoms of working this shift. >> maybe i got it confused. "world news now" shift. >> has nothing to do with entertaining. several states are thinking
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about getting rid of it. florida has the florida sunshine protection to allow them to remain daylight savings time year round. the governor florida signing the bill. texas came close, then realized it would screw up things going to church and the cowboys game, they might intercept. they said we are good. >> you can't have that. >> separation of church and cowboys. >> okay. polka. hey, it's time to spring forward. ♪ politics and foreign weather all the weather, all the scores, that's the world news polka ♪ if you're an insomniac and the good night sleep you lack ♪ ♪ do the world news polka ♪ it's late at night, you're wide awake and not wearing pants ♪ ♪ grab yours and everybody dance ♪
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>> my fingers are frozen. >> me too. ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ if you're up this late you must be headed for the john, but hold it one more minute while we get your polka on ♪ ♪ you know the weekend is near when this little tune you hear, it's the world news polka ♪ ♪ do the world news polka remember to spring ahead this weekend. see you monday. we'll see you monday.
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this morning on "world news
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now" president trump accepting north korea's invitation to meet in person. no american president has ever met with the leader of north korea before. new reaction coming in. americans are facing a travel alert in mexico weeks after an explosion on a ferryboat packed with tourists, what you need to know. new this half hour, possible nightmare for hundreds of families. a malfunction at a fertility clinic may have damaged thousands of embryos. some of them stored for decades. i haven't been this speechless this "force awakens." >> wait till you see "the last jedi." so, luke skywalker finally gets a star in his galaxy. with hans solo by his side. the emotional ceremony four decades in the making on "the skinny," this friday, march 9th. from abc news this is "world news now." >> we like the cantina.
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>> we like the cantina music. >> cantina food and beverage. >> there is that, as well, both of which we don't have. >> okay, fine. >> good morning. >> i guess we'll get to the news instead. we do have breaking news. the high stakes meeting in the works between president trump and north korean leader, kim jong-un. after years of animosity, the president has accepted an invitation from kim to talk about denuclearization. but he's making it clear there are no plans to ease sanctions anytime soon. the president, himself, told reporters the announcement was coming. his first time ever in the briefing room, dropping in there. abc's jonathan karl is covering it all from the white house. >> reporter: the stunning announcement was made just outside the white house by a top official from south korea who came to washington with a message from the north. kim jong-un has pledged to stop nuclear and missile tests and wants to meet with president trump. >> his eagerness to meet president trump as soon as possible. >> reporter: a word from the white house.
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president trump has accepted kim's invitation. two leaders have traded fierce threats and insults for months. >> they will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. >> reporter: as kim ramped up his nuclear tests, president trump dialed up the rhetoric. >> little rocketman. >> reporter: with what looks like a breakthrough, a meeting to happen by may. and north korea set to understand u.s. troops will continue joint military exercises with the south. the announcement comes hours after president trump signed a big and controversial new tax on steel and aluminum. >> the american steel and aluminum industry has been ravaged by aggressive, foreign trade practices. >> reporter: tariffs, 25% on steel and 10% on aluminum will be imposed on all imported steel except from canada and mexico, which are exempt, but only for now. at a cabinet meeting earlier,
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the president said he was flexible. >> i have a right to go up or down depending on the country and i'll have a right to drop out countries or add countries. >> reporter: the president calls the tariffs a matter of national security. sources familiar with the deliberations tell abc news that national security adviser mcmaster and defense secretary, james mattis are both opposed. in congress republicans overwhelmingly oppose the tariff. >> a lot of collateral damage. >> reporter: the analysis by the nonpartisan trade partnership projects the trump tariffs will result in a net loss of 146,000 american jobs in the first year alone. several u.s. trading partners have threatened to impose tariffs of their own on iconic american products such as bourbon, harley davidson motorcycles and levi's jeans. the president's tariffs will continue to be challenges. there are already republican efforts to block him through congressional action and you can be certain there will be a legal
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challenge as well. jonathan carl, abc news, the white house. >> and quite a meeting. i have to say, the new york post for the win this morning, capturing it with the cover, the kim and i. >> et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. >> we move on in the meantime. and mexico says a popular resort city is safe despite the new travel warning from the united states. the state department warning focuses on playa delcarmen as many spring breakers plan to head there and nearby cancun. but it doesn't specify what kind of security threat caused the warning. officials say it is not related to this explosion on a ferryboat that injured at least two dozen people and several americans. the investigation of that incident has reportedly found evidence of a homemade explosive device. britain is promising a strong response after a nerve agent attack on a former russian spy. the 66-year-old and his daughter remain in critical condition. 21 people received medical
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treatment after the attack. the first police officer on the scene is listed in serious condition. russians are denying any involvement. clean up is underway for millions of americans who were hit hard by the monster nor'easter this week. the radar is tracking that system, still, which is significantly weaker as it moves out. in its wake, piled up snow and debris from downed trees crippling traffic on many roadways and railways. and more than 800,000 customers still have no electricity. as abc's rob explains, a third nor'easter could be taking shape. >> reporter: first, let's get rid of this current nor'easter. i showed the impressive snow totals. four states showing between two and three feet of snow. hopefully the next round will show this. next storm brings heavier rain and thunderstorms to the south saturday, mostly rain to the mid-atlantic on sunday. then we're not sure. it could be a full-on nor'easter monday. another model shows it completely going out to sea.
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we'll have much more confidence over the weekend but we're certainly hoping for option number two. >> rob, thank you. and the suspect in the florida school massacre is changing his not guilty plea to no plea at all. the public defender for the 19-year-old alleged shooter says the plea was entered prematurely. lawyers have also discussed guilty pleas of 17 murders, if prosecutors agree not to pursue the death penalty. meanwhile, the sheriff's office has released some of the desperate 911 calls and frantic police radio transmissions that came in as the shots were fired. abc's, victor oquendo has more. >> reporter: for the first time the 911 calls. parents dialing just as they learn there was a shooting at school. >> she says she is behind the desk right now but the shots were close, i mean hopefully -- >> the shots were close to her? >> yes. >> reporter: you can hear a mother talking to a child inside that school. >> i love you. play dead. if he shoots, play dead.
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>> reporter: one call, apparently coming from inside stoneman douglas. the caller speaking in hushed tones. >> marjory stoneman douglas high school is being shot up. >> it's being shot up? are you at the school? i can't hear you. are you at the school? >> reporter: the broward sheriff also releasing new police transmissions. >> i hear shots fired by the football field. shots fired by the football field. >> reporter: and a new time line. deputy scott peterson arrived a little over a minute after the first shot and it took law enforcement 11 minutes and 15 seconds to eventually enter the building. president trump praising the florida legislature for passing a new safety bill that would allow some teachers to voluntarily arm themselves. >> somewhat surprising for people because they didn't go in thinking about that, but apparently, they liked what i said. >> reporter: rick scott will
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meet with families on friday. he wants to meet with them first before signing that new bill. he wants to take his time and review it. he has 15 days to sign it. victor oquendo, abc news, coral gables, florida. >> and a student who survived that shooting has just visited the white house. 16-year-old kyle spent some time with the first lady yesterday. >> he also met the president and several members of the house and senate. they talked about the reach out app that allows students to discuss mental or emotional problems with other students. >> kyle says the trip was amazing and surreal. great boy. coming up a cruise ship passenger falls over board and is quickly rescued. but what was she doing before she fell? we are learning new details of the next project for barack and michelle obama, teaming up with netflix. first, here is a look at today's forecast. barack and michelle obama, teaming up with netflix. first, here is a look at today's forecast.
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so this surveillance video so this surveillance video of a woman refusing to give up her purse to a robber inside a convenience store south of houston. police say the suspect did manage to grab $400 and bolt out of the store. but that doesn't end there. that woman followed him to his car, tries to open the passenger side door, then pounds her fist on his car as he drives away. police are now searching for that suspect. >> wow. >> the video outside. >> she did not want to let him go. >> i would not do that. >> i don't think that's what police advise in a situation like this. >> it ends up working out in the end but no. a fertility clinic in cleveland is investigating a refrigerator malfunction that
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may have damaged frozen eggs and embryoees. >> university hospitals fertility clinic says, over the weekend, the temperature in one part of the liquid nitrogen storage tank was higher than limits. the incident could have damaged more than 2100 frozen eggs and embryos. up to 600 families may have been impacted by this. what started as a dream vacation for hundreds of fun seekers nearly ended in tragedy. >> the norwegian cruise ship was back to port canaveral, florida. that's when witnesses say a woman who may have been sitting on a railing and may have been taking a selfie lost her balance. >> so the ship's crew launched into action, lowering the rescue boats and calling others for help. one witness says the woman did her best to hang on to the balcony but she eventually fell some 15 stories into the ocean. >> she was trapped on the other side of this very strong plexiglass. some big muscle guys were trying to kick the plexiglass in. the guys were super strong. they could not break the plastic, unfortunately.
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she said i can't hang on any longer and plunged about 100 feet to the ocean. >> so the whole thing took about an hour, but the crew was finally able to pull her from the water. the captain announced to the boat she was okay. of course the other passengers are relieved to hear that. and we'll have much more on her story coming up on "good morning america." i'm not sure if you have been on a cruise, when you are out in the middle of the water, especially in the middle of the night, you cannot see anything. i cannot think of anything more terrifying than falling in that water. >> when you are in the middle of the ocean in the daytime hours in open ocean, it's absolutely frightening. former president obama is reportedly carving out a new career for himself. >> finally making something of himself. >> good for him. >> good for him. sources tell "the new york times," the former president is in talks to produce a series of shows for netflix, likely highlighting inspirational stories. the deal is expected to include former first lady, michelle obama and exclusive content that
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may include taking on the role of a moderator. when we come back tom brady lost the super bowl and now he's losing something else. >> hmm. the skinny is coming up next. hmm. the skin any ny is coming up ne. it releases a cooling sensation in your mouth and throat. zantac works in as little as 30 minutes. nexium can take 24 hours. try cool mint zantac. no pill relieves heartburn faster. breathe freely fast wmy congestion's gone. i can breathe again! i can breathe again! vicks sinex... breathe on.
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♪ skinny, just give me the skinny ♪ all right. it is skinny time and actor mark hamill has gone from the stars in the galaxy far, far away, far, far away, to a star on the hollywood walk of fame. a lot closer. >> yeah. >> 41 years after the debut of "star wars," he was honored with "star wars" alums there to show their support as well. you might recognize a few famous faces. >> he's flanked by harrison ford. of course he plays hans solo. also billy lord, the daughter of
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the late carrie fisher, r 2 d 2 and the creator, george lucas. >> r2d2 said he wouldn't miss it for it world. he first played luke skywalker back in the '70s. he discussed, by the way, how that role changed his life. >> haven't been this speechless since "force awakens." james deserves a star. you know, jimmy stewart deserves a star. me? come on. but, it just shows you the power of those films. >> the force awakens reference to he makes his debut back on screen but he doesn't have any lines. >> he doesn't say a word. >> the turn up, by the way, is huge. this is not your usual fan fair. thousands of people filled the street. police even had to be called in to help direct traffic. >> and harrison ford who got his star in 2003 joked about the turnout for his big day, saying, there are a lot more people who showed up for my star, a lot more.
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that's a question, what took them this long? >> when carey fisher passed away, that was a big deal, how does she not have a star on the walk of fame? her fans made their own star. >> it's sad they spent so many years and yet you have yesterday's youtube stars that now have a star. >> there you go. mark hamill finally got his. patriots quarterback, tom brady, he has a super bowl ring or two and he's got gray hair. it's been a rough year. he lost the super bowl and now he's lost the trademark locks. >> say it's not so. >> is there nothing sacred in this country anymore? >> check it out. brady was the mystery guest at the annual shaving by saving at the cancer institute. he helped raise 7.5 million . a very good cause. a lot of money for that.
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he says the cause is very close to his heart. his mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016, but she is now cancer free. >> the governor of the state, charley baker had his head shave too. nobody noticed him because of tom brady being there. of course. brady posted the photo. what do you think of the new locks? >> it's working for him. >> yeah. >> he kind of looks like the lego man with his old haircut. he needed a fresh do. >> it works. and there in his canada goose, all warm. >> get ready soprano fans, it has been 11 years since the night in the diner when the world turned black and we thought there was something wrong with our cable. now there's talks of a "sopranos" sequel movie. >> it won't be an original story for the late tony. instead, it will focus on the crime organization before the event of the series happening. >> the show will take place around the new york riots in 1967. some of the beloved characters from the original series will still be involved, though. >> no word on who those people are. but it's safe to say some of the
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older members of the crew could show up as their younger selves. and finally we're going to bring in our "bachelor" analyst one more time. and jack is so excited because "the bachelor" no more. >> there is an update. >> no, big, big news. arie and lauren have taken another big step in their relationship. their first public date. jack, what can you tell us? >> one, i can't tell you anything and i just hope it goes well. mercifully. be uneventful. >> they had some sushi in new york city. that's true love, right? >> absolutely. solid ground right from the beginning as we said earlier in the week. >> i love what kelly ripa did on twitter, she'd be surprised if it lasts six months. you give it six months? >> i'll give it six months and a day. >> their dinner lasted three hours. >> we'll be right back.
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stormy daniels took on the white house, a late winter storm took on the northeast and the bachelor almost took out jack. >> it's time now for our friday rewind. major nor'easter bringing a full on whiteout. the powerful storm dumping up to three inches an hour of snow from new york city to philadelphia. the concern is with the snow being so heavy it's only going to bring down more trees and more power lines, slowing the recovery process. >> the porn star, stormy daniels is refusing to back down after suing president trump over a so-called hush agreement to prevent her from talking about their alleged affair. hearn attorney has dismissed a temporary restraining order calling it bogus. >> this case had already been won in arbitration and he's denied all of these allegations.
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a bizarre turn in the russia investigation. former trump aide says he'll refuse to appear before the special counsel's grand jury because he believes mueller may have something on president trump. >> do you think they have something on the president? >> i think they may. >> why? >> i think he may have done something during the elections, but i don't know that. >> he's incorrect. as we said many times before, there was no collusion with the trump campaign. another major departure, gary cohn, president trump's top economic adviser resigning days after cohn lost that battle over tariffs. best actress, frances mcdormand, celebrating sister hood and solidarity. >> if i may be so honored to have all the female nominees in every category stand with me. the film makers, the producers, the directors. another, emotional, unpredictable season of "the bachelor" is in the books. >> thank god it's over.
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i wore my helmet because i knew it was a little rough. arie has dumped becca k. >> my future was ripped away. >> he wants to give it a go with lauren b. >> you realize, you are the bachelorette. >> it's crazy. i want to meet so many amazing guys. i'm just ready do this. >> i thought ariel was married with a kid. >> they do look alike. >> her doppelganger will be on. >> jack is so excited for the new season. right, jack? jack is so excited for the newcisen, right? . >> announc announcer: this is abc's world news new, informing insomniacs for two decades.
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making news in america this morning -- milestone meeting. president trump accepts an offer from north korean leader kim jong-un to talk face to face. >> little rocketman. >> months after trading insults, the two leaders are expected to talk about the north's nuclear weapons. we're live with the breaking details. the frantic 911 calls during the florida school shooting. >> she says she's behind the desk right now. but the shots were close. >> what the calls reveal. plus, the governor meets with families of the victims today, as questions remain whether he'll sign a new gun bill. an incredible rescue. a woman falls from a cruise ship in the middle of the night. how the quick-thinking crew sprung into action. and could a selfie be to blame? plus, a warning for people traveling to a popular mexican resort after a ferry explosion.

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