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forces in the e rungs of violence. he represents egypt's future, best and brightest, graduating from america's ohio state university. >> if we have to die so that the next generation can live freely then so be it. >> reporter: weeks ago we walked among jubilant protestors in tahrir square when the egyptian air force launched its own efforts to win hearts and minds. across town with a pro morsi crowd building tents and digging in. there was hope for a peaceful end. instead, the egyptian security forces demolished this tent city, killing hundreds of people. tonight here in cairo on the very same spot we were just weeks ago, this scene is truly stunning, burned out buildings, very few people walking around and so much rubble. this is fast becoming a simmering civil war, one of america's great alleys in this
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region awash in blood. on one side today the government admitted that 36 islamists in custody were killed, while on the other militants slaughtered two dozen egyptian police. the main concern tonight as the killing continues is turning this new generation into fighters against not only the egyptian military but the u.s. as well. martha raddatz, abc news, cairo. and now back here at home an uproar is building tonight after an announcement that the obama administration may be dealing a bruising blow to the program head start designed to helped preschool children catch up on education. word tonight the administration says the sequester forced cuts but critics say there may have been another way. tonight 57,000 children are facing the possibility they will no longer get educational support. and a big headline for these last weeks of summer.
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lyme disease is on the move and the cdy now reports that ten times as many people are being infected as previously thought. what is going on? abc's chief medical editor dr. richard besser is here. what's behind these numbers? that's a huge increase? >> this is dramatic. the previous estimate was 30,000 cases per year. now data, 300,000 cases of lyme disease every year, mainly in the northeast, increasing in the u.s. mainly because of milder winters. >> meaning the ticks last longer? >> they have a longer period in which they can bite. >> let me ask you this because as you know i hate it when doctors say flu-like symptoms. is there anything else that can alert you? >> the numbers are going up but the symptoms are the same. the key symptoms to watch for 80 percent of people are going to have a bull's eye rash and there is things like the flu, fatigue, chills, fever, headaches. those are the typical findings.
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>> you said 80 percent who actually do get the rash don't necessarily get it right away? >> no. it can be a week or so. there are unusual symptoms you need to watch for, swelling of your knees, facial paralysis or weakness, severe headache, heart palpitations. if you have had a tick bite, you need to get it checked. importantly, you have 48 hours from the time you are bit by the tick to get it off before disease is transmitted. >> check into september and beyond. >> so important. >> thank you dr. richard besser. today an american govern known for his bear knuckle style threw himself into a highly charged debate. chris christy banned a controversial method claiming to cure gay children saying, according to christy it is not a sin to be gay. abc's ryan owens has more. >> reporter: this man says his
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deeply religious parents forced him into gay conversion therapy at the ripe old age of six. >> i was worried in school, wait a second, is my wrist too limp or am i walking a little too girly. i would feel terrible about it. >> reporter: he's one of the young people who lined up to tell their horror stories to new jersey law makers. stories of shock therapy. >> i was stocked repeatedly by people who had my parents permission to torture me. >> reporter: chris christy signed that bill, citing the american psychological association's finding that trying to turn someone from gay to straight poses serious health risk, direction, substance abuse and even suicide. new jersey becomes the second state to do so. california banned it last year. christy, a catholic republican who may have his eye on the white house explained his views this way on cnn.
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>> i've always believed that people are born with the predisposition to be homosexual. >> reporter: this type of therapy remains perfectly legal for adults. we visited a gay convention camp near houston in 2010. it was the first time cameras had been allowed inside a so called journey into manhood retreat. we met preston who said he's able to suppress his urges to be with men and claims he's happily married to a woman. >> it's been miraculous. >> this man doesn't buy it. >> it hurts me to see that so many other kids are still going to therapists and counselors who instill this kinds of shame on them. >> reporter: all in an attempt to fix something he says was never broken. ryan owens, abc news, los angeles. and next now tonight, it is one thing to be a notorious batter like the new york yankees alex rodriguez.
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it's another to have an opposing pitcher hit you with the ball. red sox pitcher ryan dempster seems to have done it on purpose. what is the truth and the explanatio explanation. >> reporter: take the most vil fied athlete in sports and you get this. pitcher ryan dempster calls it an innocent mistake. >> ryan dempster is a national hero today plunging a-rod as he should have last night. >> reporter: in boston it was the hot topic on sports talk radio. >> i thought it was great and i salute him for doing what so many of us wanted to do if we were in that situation. >> like me or hate me that was wrong and unprofessional and silly. >> reporter: those words coming from a player who was fighting a 211-game suspension for cheating
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and obstructing baseball's investigation into the company that allegedly supplied rodriguez and nearly a dozen others with banned substances. >> a-rod can't stay out of the headlines. >> reporter: now allegations that rodriguez is trying to take others down with him. a 60 minutes report that he leaked names. now the team that will pay him over a quarter billion dollars isn't comfortable speaking with them anymore after he accused the yankees of miss managing medical care. >> i know not everyone is against me. i have a lot of people in my corner. >> reporter: we have yet to see them surface. paul las fair harass, abc news snork. now to a david and goliath battle. a 12-year-old girl and a black bear, a standoff on a wooded path. she's speaking out about what she did that saved her. here's abc's linzie janis. >> reporter: abbey was going for
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her evening jog when she spotted it, a black bear like this one. >> i was thinking, oh, my gosh, this is it. i'm not going to live. >> reporter: the 12-year-old's survival instincts kicked in instantly. >> i started running the way i was coming from. all of a sudden the bear got me, put me down on the ground and started, like, scraping me and clawing me. then i got away. >> reporter: but the bear pounced again. that's when abbey had an idea. >> i was like, petting it. i don't know where that came from. but i just thought maybe if i petted it, it would like me. that did not work. >> reporter: so she tried something else. >> i heard that you should play dead so that's what i did and then it kind of went away and looked back and then took off. >> reporter: rescuers told her she was lucky to be alive because playing dead is exactly what they tell people not to do. >> bears actually eat dead
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animals so you don't want to play dead. if you see them make a lot of noise. never try to outrun them. they're going to outrun you, outclimb you. >> reporter: abbey says she's not letting it get her down. >> this is a freak thing and it's over but i'm not going to go into the woods without anybody but i'm still going into the woods. i'm okay and i'll be all right. >> what a survivor's tale. still ahead on "world news," how maddening is it for you to drive by a speed trap? we'll show you how to avoid seeing this in the rearview mirror and the royal couple at home tonight. new family photos and what mom and dad say about the baby who just will not sleep. [ male announcer ] this one goes out to all the allergy muddlers. you know who you are.
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>> the city don't have any money. >> reporter: meet this retired detroit area cop. >> i said when i got a chance to speak out i would. >> reporter: he says it's what you might suspect, cities and counties make a whole lot of money off of speed traps. >> it's like a dirty secret. >> reporter: along i 7 1 the speed limit drops to 60 for 134 seconds on the highway. before a court stepped in last winter, the tiny town collected $800,000 a year. along i 10 tickets from a speed limit change at the bottom of this bridge covered 80% of the budget for henderson, louisiana. across the country drivers are taking note, reporting 78,000 speed traps since 2000. a warning, the cities with the most traps are colorado springs, denver, vegas, boston and the number one is houston.
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all those frustrated drivers who feel they have been pulled over in a speed trap, authorities say when there is a hill and the speed limit is 25 mile per hour, it's not a trap, it's about public safety. my police chief in georgia took me out for driver's ed near a hill i had 2rutrouble with near home. the bottom of the hill is a classic spot. we know that speed kills. nearly 10,000 americans die every year in speed related accidents. >> these are not speed traps. we're responding to citizens who roid in this community and are saying people who are traveling along this roadway at 40, 50 mile per hour. he says they certainly raise revenue but the real goal is to slow everyone down. coming up next tonight, breaking news about iconic actor dick van dike saved from the
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five. the singers were back together with no sign, picture or mention of mon teeth. and a kind of free willie tonight, a 4-year-old orca was separated from his family, trapped in a shallow bay in canada and locals heard the baby cry out for mama. orcas are close to their mothers their entire lives so rescuers tried to coax him out of the bay by playing a recording of a mother whale and the little guy raced off to a village of whales in the deeper water. we have late breaking news tonight about the legendary actor dick van dyke, these images streaming in, his car engulfed in flames on the side of l.a.'s famed 101 freeway. the 87-year-old was on his way to the dentist, noticed something wrong, pulled over, the car filled up with smoke and
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another driver came to whisk him from the car before it exploded. his wife tweeted this image of a melted jaguar and tweeted, quote, thank god he is fine. when we come back here some family photos, william and kate at home with baby george, the new pictures. but not energy or even my mood. that's when i talked with my doctor. he gave me some blood tests... showed it was low t. that's it. it was a number. [ male announcer ] today, men with low t have androgel 1.62% testosterone gel. the #1 prescribed topical testosterone replacement therapy increases testosterone when used daily. women and children should avoid contact with application sites. discontinue androgel and call your doctor if you see unexpected signs of early puberty in a child, or signs in a woman, which may include changes in body hair or a large increase in acne, possibly due to accidental exposure. men with breast cancer or who have or might have prostate cancer, and women who are or may become pregnant or are breast-feeding,
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and finally tonight, gather around the family album, just a couple of parents with some photos of their brand new baby, the baby who will be king. tonight for the first time snapshots taken by the grandparents aspirin william talks about falling in love with his little boy. here's abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: prince george ready for his closeup and also fast asleep. he poses with his parents and with the family dog, lupo, the snap snots already hitting british front pages. in his first interview since he was born on july 22nd, prince william, a man who knows the importance of titles, opens up to cnn about his latest title, dad. >> i think the last few weeks for me have been a very different emotional experience.
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i find a lot of things affect me differently now. >> reporter: one big difference r prince william is now changing diapers or nappies as they call them in the uk. >> at the moment i'd like to sleep more and maybe not change as many nappies. he's a little bit of a rascal. he reminds me of my brother or me when i was younger. >> reporter: he expresses his desire to be a hands on father, from putting the car seat in place -- >> i had to practice, i really did. i was terrified that it was going to fall off or the door wasn't going to close properly. >> reporter: to his decision to drive his wife and son from the hospital. >> if i can do it myself i want to do it myself. >> reporter: contrary to this picture, he says his son, just a few days shy of a month old, isn't much of a sleeper. >> he's a fighter. he doesn't want to go to sleep that much which is a problem.
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>> reporter: which explains why william says he's ready to go back to work. linsey davis, abc news, new york. we thank you for watching. we always have the latest at "nightline" later. great to be with you this monday night and i'll see you right back here tomorrow night. good night. [ male announcer ] now you can get a kindle fire hd,
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on the list, don't want to pay for an arcade game? this kid finds a new way to play. how to make sure you don't get ripped out of at outlet malls. ever feel out of place at a gallery? introducing the art of a prank. you're on the list. today, we have spent hour after hour searching for the world's top trending stories not on like a-rod looking for an ice pack after getting hit. >> at number one, just like us, he puts his diapers on one leg at a time. newborns keep you up at night.
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>> you got to see the baby. when are you going to see the baby? >> babies need car seats and they poop. when prince william talks about changing diapers, you have to say aw. >> i had every midwife sharing the duties. >> dude has multiple nannies. remember that next time you're stuffing your brood in the mini van. >> at number two, from the prince of england to the green of talk. last night oprah winfrey network aired lindsay lohan's first interview since rehab. it's actually just one question
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where oprah opened our eyes. >> unlike a lot of young women who are famous for no talent, you actually have talent. >>shju dissed kim kardashian. oprah, you are a humanitarian. >> that's why we love you, oprah. at number three, scientists may have developed a hangover free beer. it's true. a bunch of lab coats got together in australia to develop a beer that won't make the morning after so morning after. secret ingredient, electrolytes.
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no word on where or when it will be available. all they have to do is figure out how to eliminate the other. >> if you're looking for a wedding gift, can't go wrong with a duck call. >> this day just got awesome. >> yes, it did. megan cook and charlie miller married at a field and stream store this weekend. the groom rocked out his boots. there was a surprise guest, a duck dynasty star. >> it is like christmas morning when you're a little kid. >> when the going gets tough, the tough straps on camo tight. >> just hope when they have their ducklings, they


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