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. welcome to "world news." tonight the abc news exclusive. one on one with the former secretary of state, hillary clinton. public and private. from the uneadvocating fire storm over benghazi. >> i wonder if people are looking for a saying from you i should have, i should have. has she really not made up her mind? and marriage crisis and what she says about forgiveness and survival. hillary clinton, nothing off limits. deadly rampage, going inside the world of the couple behind that shooting spree in las vegas. hollywood surprise. the real life story of one girl
that inspired the hit of the summer. a good evening to you on this monday night. we begin with an exclusive. the most talked about woman in america. former secretary of state. hillary clinton. on her decision to run for president or stay in private life. tomorrow her new book "hard choices" will be in stores. but she talks about an issue that could play a devicisive ro in any future campaign for president, benghazi, and what she thinks she could have done or should have done before her friend ambassador chris stevens and three other americans lost their lives. >> reporter: is there anything you personally should have been doing to make it safer in benghazi. >> well -- what i did was give very direct instructions that the people who have the expertise and experience in security.
>> reporter: but personal -- you personally -- >> -- well, that is personal though, diane. and, i mean, a am not -- i'm not equipped to sit and look at blueprints to determine where the blast walls need to be or where the reinforcements need to be. that's why we hire people who have that expertise. >> reporter: i wonder if people are looking for a sentence that begins from you, "i should have, --" "i should have." >> reporter: we saw your face on that tarmac. something that said i should have done this differently. i would give anything on this earth to personally, if i have -- could have done this differently. >> well, i certainly would give anything on earth if this had not happened. and i certainly would wish that we had made some of the changes that came to our attention to make as a result of the investigation. but i also am -- clear in my own mind that we had a system and
that system of course ended with me but i take responsibility, but i was not making security decisions. >> reporter: after two years, and all those hearings, all those documents, republicans in the house have now announced yet another investigation of benghazi and clinton, to begin later this year. >> reporter: is that another reason not to run? >> no, actually. >> reporter: too much. >> actually, it's more of a reason to run, because i do not believe our great country should be playing minor league ball. we ought to be in the majors. and i view this as -- really -- apart from, even a diversion from the hard work that the congress should be doing about -- the problems facing our country and the world. >> reporter: when are you going to decide whether you're running for president? >> you know, i'm going to decide when it feels right for me to decide. because -- >> reporter: still by the end of this year? >> well, you know, certainly not before then. i just wanna kind of get through this year, travel around the
country, help in the midterm elections in the fall, and then take a deep breath and kind of go through my pluses and minuses about what i will and -- and will not -- be thinking about as i make the decision. >> reporter: but probably not an announcement till next year? i'm not positive about that, but that's probably likely. >> reporter: and as we sat together, we discussed so many other subjects for our interview, including an old story that resurfaced, tonight an essay by monica lewinsky. i also asked what she would give to a younger generation. >> do what is necessary to be resilient. you know, life is filled with disappointments. and, you know, i've had a blessed life. i mean, sure i have had disappointments and setbacks and all the rest of it. and it's all played out in public for the second half of my life. but everybody does. i respect anyone who when they're knocked down, gets back up. and it's really about just that. and i learned that from my
mother who had a really horrible childhood and was so mistreated and neglected and abused and could've become a whiner, a quitter in life. and she didn't. she kept coming back and she told me, she said you know, you can be knocked down eight times, ten times, a hundred times. what matters is whether you get back up." >> "hard choices in stores tomorrow and tomorrow hillary clinton public and private. no questions off limits. her marriage, monica lewinsky's life. what she did and didn't accomplish as secretary of state and what happened with her one time rival barack obama. hope you'll be joining us. we move to the other big story of the day. the attack in las vegas. two shooters targeting police. for the first time we are studying their faces and the shadowy world that may have
fueled their ram pain. ryan owens with what we're learning right now. >> reporter: faces of hate. jared and amanda miller. he was 31. she just 22. police today saying they were heavily arm and bent on murdering police. >> we believe that they equate government and law enforcement with far shichl. >> reporter: at 11:22 sunday morning, the young couple entered this pizza restaurant and ambushed two police officers as they ate lunch. they killed both men, draping their bodies with a "don't tread on me" flag, pinning a swastika on them and a note that read, "the revolution has begun." they took the officers guns and ran to this wal-mart. five minutes later at 11:27, an armed civilian confronted them amanda miller shot and killed him. then as police moved in, the couple carried out a suicide pact. some of the couple's friends say
they talked about killing cops all the time. but no one bothered to call police. in april the millers joined the standoff at the cattle ranch. here's jared talking to nbc affiliate. >> i feel sorry for any federal agents that want to come in here and try to push us around. >> reporter: tonight his son says jared miller was very radical. the dawn of a new day, may all our coming sacrifices be worth it. the real sacrifice, three innocent people murdered. joseph wilcox and police officers alan beck and igor saldo. both husbands and fathers. abc news, las vegas. tonight the parents of the american pow, bowe bergdahl are expressing gratitude for the prayers and kindness from families across the country. while 7500 miles away the
taliban fighters are enjoying their new life in qatar. abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross is there in qatar looking for answers. >> reporter: as the five taliban leaders settle in here, amidst the opulence of a country with the highest per capital income in the world, the supposedly will be monitored by a government with an already spotty record for dealing with terrorism. even so, the u.s. says it will rely on the promises of qatar's 34-year-old eher. emere would not talk about the deal. at a conference where he was praised by a top u.s. state department official. >> the deal could not have been achieved without the government of qatar's diplomatic offices. >> reporter: on the recent report on terrorisms the highly critical of how qatar has monitored terrorists fundraisers
operating in their country who steer money to al qaeda groups and others. >> we have had their word they will not support al qaeda related groups but they have in at least three countries. >> reporter: while sergeant bowe bergdahl recovers from his captivity in a cage, the five free taliban detainees will join a long list who have been welcomed here with open arms. the taliban has its own government provided villa here. no one answered when we went to the door to ask what they plan to do now that they are free. hello abc news. >> reporter: qatar has asked the five to keep a low profile. officials tell abc news they work with the u.s. to arrange for the release of more taliban detainees in american custody. brian ross, abc news, qatar. back here at home. the big new headline about the growing scandal at va hospitals.
we learn how many veterans are waiting for the care they need, many never getting appointments at all. abc's jim avila on the new develop.s tonight. >> reporter: families of veterans have complained loudly. sonja nicastro's husband died after a 15 month wait to see a va doctor. >> it was impossible to get an appointment at the va all he got was run around. >> reporter: and now the va's own internal audit report released today confirms an outrageous 57,000 veterans have been waiting to see doctors for more than three months 100,000 suffering what is described as long waits. and schedulers at 90 clinics across the country admit they cooked the books to make it the va audit calls the deception widespread and overt. >> i think what was most infuriating was exactly how systematic and how widespread it was. >> reporter: the va said it had
contacted 50,000 veterans to get them off the wait lists and to see a doctor. >> reporter: on a visit to the phoenix va where the scandal began, the new interim secretary promised a total reset. >> this is now what our veterans deserve this will not stand. >> reporter: the white house promising everything from firing senior administrators at offending hospitals to hiring more doctors. jim avila, abc news, the white house. tonight much of the country is facing the threat of severe weather. 18 million people in the storm zone after a weekend of flood, hail, tornados. waiting to see what this night will bring. abc news's steve osunsami has it now. >> reporter: it was a dark morning for families in fate, texas where nearly 6-inches of rain and damaging winds ripped through homes and poked holes in roofs. in the north east, flooding rains. a mom and five kids had to be saved from rising water. >> and we could have just gone down if we would have gone outside by ourselves. >> reporter: here's the storm
system that's on the move, brining what looked like winter into new mexico sunday. that's not ice. that's hail. sunday's tornado in lake george, colorado was quite a shock. tornados are rare at 10,000 feet because mountain air is col and much more stable, but this one managed to rip through an r.v. park. today they're still cleaning up after a tornado hit obion county tennessee. >> all these trees in the backyard, it uprooted them. >> reporter: reported or confirmed tornadoes have hit 28 out of the last 34 days including everyday this month so far. steve sap -- now california chrome losing his chance at the triple crown. one of his owners losing his cool on live tv ranting about the winner and snapping at his wife. now, apologizing. here's abc news's ryan smith. >> reporter: an emotional mea culpa from the owner of california chrome. >> i need to apologize to the world and america.
i apologize. i sincerely apologize. >> reporter: speaking to robin roberts on "good morning america," steve coburn, with his wife carolyn by his side, regretting his heated remarks on live tv after his horse came up short for the racing's crown jewel, the triple crown. coburn, slammed the winning horse, totalist, for running just the belmont stakes, not the kentucky derby; and the preakness like california chrome. >> this is a coward's way out. >> i know it's a tough loss. we hope to see him down the road. >> reporter: on sunday, coburn trying to make a point that horses should run all races. >> reporter: today, a contrite coburn. >> i wanted to so much for this horse to win the triple crown for the people of america. >> reporter: he apologized to his wife too, and she hopes california chrome's legacy, not her husband's mistake, lives on.
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finally tonight, hollywood learned something this weekend. never underestimate the power of a story about taking a chance in the time you have. it is a love story, no special effects. a blockbuster earning $48 million. and tom cruise and his ail yan attacks earned just $29 million. john donvan tells us about a message that may live forever. >> reporter: it's an inspiration that sold out the theaters this weekend. the girl in the movie -- "hazel" -- who laughed and loved and lived with cancer came from
john green's bestseller "the fault in our stars" which had its own inspiration. someone named esther earl -- who was not hazel becausester was real. she was a girl and then she grew and then she got sick with cancer. she met john green when he was an already famous author. >> she was thoughtful and very fun funny. >> reporter: he says it was that spirit inester to inspire him and to know it might not happen, what do you say to that? her videos made her a celebrity online. >> i'm not always strong and i'm not always brave and you guys should know that. >> john taught himmester taught him a short life can be a good life. he's right.
>> reporter: she died almost four years ago at 16. never seeing what she inspired, this -- a movie her mom told us she would have loved. this kid, this young woman who did not get to go past young. john donvan, abc news, washington. and her parents said they think she might have seen the movie twice. don't forget our hillary clinton interview tonight at 9:00 p.m. eastern. i'll see you then.