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>> why don't i date more spanish girls? why you scared of spanish girls? because they crazy? >> who is he calling crazy? >> i don't know. i'm glad he was brave enough to ask the question. very curious about the answer. >> i'm going to tell you why most black men or some black men are scared of latin women. >> before we hear josh's answer, what do you think the answer is? >> that's one of the reasons. >> first thing about dating a latin woman is you gotta meet their grandma. she ain't going to like you. she going to tell you to your face she don't like you. >> it's my grandpa. if he brings you a drink that he makes himself, you are in. >> no. she call dog. grandma don't like me. but your grandma ain't got to say it in my face.
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she can leave. >> that's the thing about latin people. they tell you to your face. >> grandma ain't going to invite you over for dinner. >> point-blank. >> this is true. >> up next -- >> we scare to date latin women because on the date, you introduce us to one or two of your cousins. >> i went to a new year's eve party with you and you were like, 300. who are these people? my cousins. all of them? >> we can't deal with all that. that's too many people to be fighting. >> you are laughing because it's true. >> it's true. a cousin for everything. i've got 56 on one side and 27 on the other. >> did you break up with her? your family don't break up with her. you break up with a girlfriend for christmas or thanksgiving or easter and she right there in the living room with why you are mother knitting sweaters. >> you broke up. go home. >> my man looking at you? don't lie to you. was my man looking at you? if he was looking at you i'm
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going to cut him and you. >> it's because we love you. >> somebody is getting cut first. who was looking at you. >> you notice how the guy married to a latin woman is just -- >> yeah. i was going to ask about you that. >> ask me nothing. >> then they smell like shampoo and candle wax and lotion and strawberries and raspberries and vanilla. >> and you just hook. >> how do you go back? >> and you just hook. >> how do you go back? >> that's for this episode of
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we're seeing this morning just a few of the many faces behind this year's deadly flu outbreak. a mother of two has died outside of boston along with a toddler and 21 year old aspiring trainer. >> the mother of one says she thought she was just battling a bad cold when she went to the hospital. only two days later she died. her husband is in shock saying she was so healthy. >> she had the flu. and she also developed a bacterial infection. and it just really was severe and caused severe pneumonia. >> meanwhile, it's so bad in some ariaeas alabama's declared state of emergency. >> there are precautions you can still take to protect yourself, especially at work. >> reporter: with flu fear
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spreading across the country. >> we're told it could be a nasty one. >> why is it so powerful this year? >> deadly flu bug appears to be making a come back. >> reporter: so many of us worry about catching the virus at work. >> i take hand sanitizer with me everywhere i go. >> i teach my students to sing the whole abcs song while they're washing their hapsd. >> reporter: somebody with the flu, comes in here, sneeze on the hands, put it on the door. >> yep. >> reporter: now how long can that lafe there and keep infecting the co-workers. >> the flu can live up to 24 hours. >> reporter: we saw 33 people come through these doors. if just one of them is sick, one university study finds when one person comes to the office sycamore than half the surfaces and half the employees can be exposed to the virus after about four hours. what do we need to keep in mind? >> don't touch the door with
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your hands, fush wipush it with elbows or your back. >> reporter: and once you get inside, be careful in the elevator. >> you can see the entire building get sick if a person comes if here and starts touching these buttons, these bad boys are dirtier than toilet seats. >> reporter: be sure to clean your desk area with antibacterial wipes no matter what. >> the blue aflu and the cold ss look alike. >> reporter: finally, keep in mind that germs can linger in the air up to 30 minutes after someone with the flu has passed through, even like big areas like a conference room. >> if you were here before the meeting started, sneeze and then you sat down, you can still get some of those germs.
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>> reporter: what about during the meeting? >> if you have to sneeze, allergies or not, sneeze into your elbow.iswe make this fun and say the dab was the cool thing. it was just sneezing and protecting ourselves from other people. >> when you read the statistics, it's crazy. sneezing can pratravel 26 feet. >> is that you, jack? >> wash it down. apparently one foot is the more extreme danger zone. >> yeah, that's crazy. >> forget it! >> that just means you're pregnant. >> no. all right, coming up, the tonya harding exclusive. the movie about an abusive mother and now for the first time we're hearing from harding's mother. that's next on "world news now." and my hygienist says it does but they're not all the same.
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♪ well, the winter olympics just weeks away, and a new movie in theaters, it seems like tonya harding is everywhere. >> of course that movie we're talking about "i, tonya" depicts a troubled relationship with her mother. amy robach spoke with both of them. >> hey, stop talking to her. that girl is your enemy. >> reporter: tonya harding. her story depicted in the new film "i tonya", talking about her difficult relationship with her mother. how would you describe your mom as a mother? >> not a good one. i know she probably did the best that she probably could. >> reporter: does she get any credit for that? >> yeah, she gets credit. when i'm being [ bleep ] people will wonder where i'm getting it from. >> if there's no, you can't do it type thing, she'd be nothing. >> reporter: her parent captured in this 1986 documentary.
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for years, harding has accused her mother of abuse. >> she's not a good mother, she hits me, and she beats me. >> reporter: and we're hearing from her estranged mother, a former waitress. >> i was working right around the clock, morning, noon and knigh night, trying to get money for her to skate and have lessons. >> reporter: she says she was not a child abuser. >> spanked? yes, absolutely, positively. you've got to show them right from wrong. >> reporter: but that's not houghton yeah remembers it. >> when i was young, i remember she drug me into the bathroom and beat me with a hairbrush, literally. >> reporter: what had you done that made your mom go off on you with a hairbrush? >> oh, i wasn't landing my jumps perfect, and if i -- that was it, that's it. >> i remember distinctly one
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time at a competition, they called her on the ice three times, and she's still going like this, and i said stop it, and i went like that with the brush and i said okay, get. >> reporter: she says actress alison janney's portrayal of her mother is spot on. >> i made you a champion, knowing you would hate me for it. that's the sacrifice a mother would make >> oh, my god, yes. she was fabulous. >> all right, that was amy robach with tonya harding and tonya's mom. tonya's mom, i got to say was a little too enthusiastic when she was talking about spanking. yes! >> alison janney place the mom. also won last night for playing
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her. >> tonya was at the golden globes when she won. coming up next, intomorrow knack theater any object. any surface.
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...straight years, and it's still recommended today. use as directed. ♪ and now, for our "insomniac theater," previewing two movies opening this weekend. >> and we're going to start with the first-ever collaboration between spielberg streep and hanks. they risk their careers, the newspaper and their very freedom as they race to catch up with the "new york times" in exposing a massive government coverup. >> you know, the only couple i knew that both kennedy and lbj wanted to socialize with was you and your husband and you own the damn paper. that's the way things worked. politicians and the press, they
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trusted each other so they could go to the same dinner parties and tell jokes while there was a war rage being in vietnam. >> i don't know what we're talking about. i'm not protecting lyndon. >> the man who commissioned this study. >> i'm not protecting him, i'm not protecting any of them. i'm protecting the paper. >> well, it was nominated for six golden globes but got shut out. "the post" is drawing critical acclaim from many. one writes, if the intention was to send audiences out feeling inspired about journalism and its function in a republic, consider it accomplished. it reaches through the years to reverberate with a timely, contemporary chill. next to a different movie, an animated sequel based on the stories of the character "paddington bear." you find the bear working a series of odd jobs to buy a book for his beloved aunt lucy's
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birthday, but then the book is stolen, he's sent to jail. >> no, no. >> excuse me. mr. knuckles? >> yes. >> i just wonder if i could have a quick word about the food. >> you want to complain? >> oh, no, i wouldn't say complain. ? o >> oh, that's a shame, because i just love it when people complain. >> really? >> oh, yeah. >> well, in that case, it's very gritty. >> oh. >> and lumpy. and as for the bread, need i say more? >> love the little bear in his prison uniform. that's good. we're not the only ones loving it. the critics are loving paddington too, giving it a 100% certified fresh saying good
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the morning on world ani"w now," presidential profanity. >> and what the late night comics had to say about this. and a powerful winter storm is on the move bringing with it heavy snow and freezing rain. it's going to be a dangerous day for millions caught in its path. yes, alabama won the big game, but we're now hearing about an alabama coach's playbook being stolen ahead of the national title. what georgia fans are saying about this. and one wild ride. remember that rule, two hands on the wheel? this guy forgot. we'll see how it ends on this friday, january 12th.
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from abc news. this is "world news now." that's video of me testing my latest vehicle. >> kendis having some donuts. >> it's friday, yay! all right, so the country of norway has been trending. >> yeah. >> trending overnight, thanks to that racially-charged comment by president trump. >> we'll get to all the reaction from that comment in a little bit, but to get you caught up, here's what happened. the president was in a meeting about immigration deal that would include protections for haitians and africans. >> he said why are we having all these people from the expletive countries come here. and suggested that the u.s. should bring in more people from countries like norway. >> those comments are similar to ones he made in. the oval office where he said
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nigerians should go back to their huts. officials are not denying that he made the comments about haiti and av catch. a -- africa. >> president trump is fighting for permanent solutions that make our country stronger by welcoming those who can contribute to our society, grow our economy and assimilate into our great nation. so the president has called, the president of haiti has called in the top u.s. diplomat there for a talk there. and there is a lot of reaction coming in. republican senator mia love, who calls the comments elitist and divisive and talked about her immigrant parents saying this. they worked hard, paid taxes and rose from nothing to take care of and provide opportunities for their children. the president must apologize. and here's thing about her. she's a republican in utah. and her parents, i believe, are
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of haitian descent. so it's not just any republican speaking out. it's one of note there. >> and perhaps not surprisingly, many democrats just piling on. this one from california lieutenant governor tweeting you are a joke, resign. not too many words there, but pretty powerful. >> the narrative coming from many republicans overnight is if the comments are true, it would be a disappointing thing. they're caveating if it's true. but so far the white house isn't necessarily saying -- that it's not true. >> exactly. >> there is one thing on his agenda where he's signing a proclamation for mlk day. isn't it ironic? the senate will vote next week on a bill. >> it has been approved by the house but only after it was thrown into temporary disarray
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caused by two presidential tweets. cecelia vega has the details. >> reporter: a morning of confusion began with this comment on one of president trump's favorite morning shows, a direct message to the president, about that program congress was set to reauthorize. >> i don't understand why president trump is in favor of this. his woes began with unlawful foreign surveillance and unconstitutional surveillance of him. mr. president, this is not the way to go. >> reporter: minutes later, the president took to twitter using the exact lapping wnguage used and friends." he says this is the act that could have been used to surveil the current administration and others. the tweet seemed to contradict his own policy. the program allows government to
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conduct warrantless surveillance on suspected terrorists overseas. a flurry of calls between the president and law makes. paul ryan spent half an hour often the phone wi-- on the pho. he seemed to backtrack. today's vote is about foreign surveillance. we need it. get smart. ultimately, the house did vote to reauthorize the law. >> did you not understand what bill you were voting on today? >> he has concerns about other parts of fisa. i think everybody knows that, too. >> reporter: and the top democrat on the senate intelligence committee went on the attack, saying the president endangered national security and that quote, fisa is something the president should have known about long before he turned on fox this morning. >> many people are ainterpretin that first tweet that he doesn't know how fisa works and that's not familiar with the policy.
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does he know the policy? >> he does, which is why he issued a presidential memo last week expressing kearns, and he has a full understanding. >> reporter: the president in a new interview saying quote, i probably have a very good relationship with kim jong un. the president did refuse to say whether or not he has actually salt down wi sat down with the north korean dictator saying i am not saying i have or haven't. it would be hard to imagine these two men be being friendly givenen the fa given the fact that he has called him a depraved, twisted madman. later, the p president willo to walter reed to be physically examined by a team of specialist doctors. he will not undergo a formal mental health assessment. there will be a readout after trump's exam, but the level of
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detail that will be provided is unclear. when he was asked about the exam, mr. trump says he thinks it will go very well and he'd be very surprised if it doesn't. there is hope but not much time as rescue crews try to find more of the missing in the mudslides. it has left 17 people dead, ranging in age from 3 to 89 years old. more than 40 others are still missing. meantime, we're seeing new images of the disaster. here's matt gutman. >> reporter: as rescuers and canines troubled throu canines trudged through the sludge, time is running out. >> you see this area with this home and pool, as we fade back to what's left, absolutely nothing. >> reporter: those few images of the harrowing first moments. >> oh, my god, mom! >> reporter: marco farrow
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recording that wall of water, and you can hear it, panicked and panting as he scrambles to alert his family. >> wake dad up. we have a torrent of mud going through the house. >> reporter: 17 people killed. teams working through endless mud to find the missing. would you say it's possible someone could be alive sneer. >> -- here? >> oh, yeah. >> reporter: that's what robert riskin had hoped. her death has been confirmed. and now they turn to the grim task of salvaging keepsakes from a home full of mud and rocks and death. >> i hope that she knows that i was giving everything i could to find her. >> reporter: santa barbara county officials only issued their emergency alert 20 minutes after the mudslides began. many did not heed the voluntary
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evacuation warnings. given the freak nature of the downpour, it might not have mattered anyway. >> they should have said anyone in the floodplain should get the hell out. >> reporter: what you're seeing behind me is basically ground zero. one of them came steam rolling through that, severing a gas main down below. that ignited those two houses, setting them on fire, all of that debris swept downstream. the terrain here remains so treacherous that we're told 25% of the debris field still has to be searched. matt gutman, abc news, montecito, california. >> that explains why so many people are still missing at this point. the storm that caused that system and moved east, 120 million americans are in the path of a strong winter storm. >> the system has brought snow and freezing temperatures to kansas. >> we're looking at heavy rain
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coming through the northeast on friday, followed quickly by ice and snow. the icy stuff will be more of an issue for folks in the interior northeast, but heavy rain leads to flooding across the i-95 corridor friday into saturday. that clears out quickly on sunday, but look what happens, the temperature is going to drop as arctic air plunges its way southward. we're going from 60s to 20s in some spots. facebook's changing its news feed to encourage more meaningful interactions between family and friends. they want to cut back on posts that users can passively read or watch. users will see less public content. they have faced growing criticism over its content. >> a meaningful conversation between family and friends seems to work out great on thanksgiving. why not do it on facebook.
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it appears alabama overcame more than just a 13 point deficit. >> two days before monday night's game against georgia, the crimson tide's defensive line coach left a backpack in the lobby, and one of the things in the backpack, the playbook. >> they have images of the thief. he also lost his ipad and wallet and sunglasses. >> forget about your sunglasses. we care about the playbook. what the late night comics had to say about president trump's comments. and how will this end? >> ooh. >> we'll tell you coming up. remember you can find us on facebook, and twitter @abc wnn. you're watching "world news now."
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collides with the white car, spins out. but the driver makes the recovery there without a scratch on the car or any other vehicle. people have been wondering what dale earnhardt junior is doing now tra hehat he's in retiremen. >> he's in west palm. >> west palm. >> do you think that's incredible driving or just good luck. >> just good luck. a woman driving on the way to the store when a semi truck fell from the sky literally onto her car. >> that white car under the wreckage of a tractor-trailer that flipped off an overpass onto the road below. how terrifying. the truck jackknifed after a suv ran into it. unbelievably, the woman inside that car managed to crawl out without any life threatening injuries. a brazen jewelry heist in stuart, florida. a woman grabs items from a case and the woman appears to distract a store employee and a
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man grabs jewelry. they also appear to be accompanied by an a little girl. you can see her there. no word yet on how much jewelry they may have stolen from the store. police are asking for help to locate the suspects. yeawe're going to go to an arisch blessin arisch -- irish blessing. may the wind always be at your back. >> he plans to run the race backwards. he says people who watch him think it's a little unusual. >> the number one thing i hear is you're going the wrong way. the majority of the recor to do with different costumes. so, and i was thinking, you know, i don't want to run a marathon dressed as a frog. >> so there you have it. he checked the guinness book of world records and wanted to try something he thought he could
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do. he says the current record for running backwards is slower than his best mark running forward, so it seemed like a good plan. >> i love that he doesn't want to run dressld be ridiculous. that would be ridiculous. you're running backwards, that's totally rational. that's hard. the calves. coming up in the next hour, the new developments in a sex scandal surrounding a governor, a rising republican star. plus a criminal investigation that's just been launched. and america's late night comedians weigh in on the latest comments from the commander in chief. i'm never gonna be able to sleep with this cold. i'll take a sick day tomorrow. on our daughter's birthday? moms don't take sick days... moms take nyquil severe. the nighttime, sniffling, sneezing, coughing, aching,
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live look at times square and president trump al's incendy comments got a lot of people talking, just a littl especially when he goes on twitter. not surprisingly, the late-night comics had plenty to say. >> president trump reportedly
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asked lawmakers, quote, why are we having all these people from [ bleep ] hole countries come here. this brings us a new segment entitled "seth has to walk away for a >> today he returned to the same unstable reactionary president we've all come to know and know. >> guys, i don't know how to break this to you, but i think the president might be racist. no, wait, wait, hear me out. i know i sound crazy, i know i sound crazy. you know personally as someone from south [ bleep ] i'm offended, i'm offended. >> the only silver lining, and this is a small silver lining, we got to hear wolf blitzer say this all day.
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>> s-hole, s-hole, s-hole, s-hole, s-hole. >> you know what put it over the line for me is norway. yeah, when he said where he wanted immigrants to come from. he didn't just name a white country, he named the whitest country. yeah. he didn't even go with a more subtle country that might leave it up in the air. we need to let in more people from portugal. hmm, what does that mean? no, he goes for norway, people who are super white, so white they wear moon screen, that's how white they are. >> sir, they're not [ bleep ] hole countries. for one, donald trump isn't their president. >> ah. man. >> i think my favorite was the s-hole compilation. >> the wolf blitzer. funny thing, that was not from yesterday. that was typical wolf blitzer from two weeks ago. man, they had a lot of fun with it.
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coming up, in the meantime in russia, a man takes a tent for a joyride. >> the mix is next. oh, sorry i'm late, sir.
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♪ the mix now, and we're going to start with an interesting story out of russia. yeah, a man steals a tank. >> it's friday. >> it's friday. why not. so this is near the arctic circle. so why not? apparently, he got drunk and stole the tank, drove it through some woods, smashed into some neighboring cars and then drove it into a store, got out of the tank and then grabbed a bottle of wine and then got back in it. >> he just needed a little drink. >> wow. >> you don't steal tans whks wh you need to go to the liquor store? >> no. and only at the arctic circle.
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that's insane. he was later arrested in possession of that stolen bottle of wine, as well. well, from the arctic circle to somewhere closer to home. big spring, texas. if you thought nothing was happening in texas, well, it's a tumbleweed migration. >> wow. >> look at that. >> are they going south for the winter? >> we may never know. apparently, it's somewhat common. tumbleweeds used wind to spread their seed, but this is incredible to look at. kind of hypnotic. >> so is the polka. that's hip not particular. hey, news you down? come on, let's polka. ♪ ♪ politics and foreign wars ♪ all the weather, all the scores ♪ ♪ that's world news polka ♪ business news from tokyo ♪ stuff we saw on koppel's show ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ it's late at night you're wide
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this m this morning on "world news now," oh, he said what? double takes and raised eyebrows around the world this morn after what president trump said about african countries and haiti, which is already taking action. the deadly flu outbreak. nearly every state is grappling with the severe flu season. the latest victim, a mother of two. some schools canceling classes, one state declaring a state of emergency. and new this half hour, the new developments in a sex scandal swirling around a governor. >> what the rising republican star is saying about that bombshell affair and now the new criminal investigation. also ahead, we're breaking down the winners and losers of the biggest award show of the year. so huge and important, the winners in the top categories
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didn't show up. was it the blue carpet? we'll break it all down in "the skinny," it's friday, january 12th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> this honestly, like sometimes i kid, but for real, this is a huge award show, so this really was a big deal. >> he is so excited about this award show. >> this was a big deal that people weren't there for the awards show. we'll break that do you know in "the skinny." >> you were too upset. all right, we are going to start today with the outrage that has been pouring in over president trump's use of some rather vulgar language. it happened while he was discussing an immigration deal that would include protections for people from haiti and africa. >> the president of haiti has called in the top u.s. diplomat for discussion about the president's comment. we do want to show you the new york daily news summing it up in
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their way. the front page, it speaks for itself. i would say. >> i have no comment for that. that's amazing. >> enough said. no more words. here's mary bruce. >> reporter: lawmakers thought they had a deal to protect d.r.e.a.m.ers. >> deal or no deal? >> reporter: lawmakers took that deal to the president, but when they returned -- >> no deal yet, there's got to be one, because we're run being o -- running out of time. >> we have no agreement with the president. >> reporter: sources briefed on the meeting tell abc news, when president trump learned the bill would restore protections for immigrants from haiti and african countries, he said why are we having all these people from expletive countries coming here. instead, trump suggested, the
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u.s. should bring in more people from places like norway. elijah cummings called the statements unforgivable and demeaning to the office of the presidency. and from senator cory booker, let me be clear, donald trump does not speak for america. it's a stunning setback to the talks. the president sat down with law makes and even seemed to agree with democrats. >> what about a clean daca bill now. with a commitment that we go into a comprehensive immigration reform procedure. >> i have no problem. i think that's basically what dick is saying, we're going to come up with daca, do daca and start immediately on phase two, which would be comprehensive. >> you need to be clear, though, asking here, when we talk about daca, we don't want to be back here two years later, you have to have security as the secretary would tell you. >> i think that's what she's saying. >> reporter: the president said he would sign whatever lawmakers could agree to. but he made clear, he has one .
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>> we need the wall. we have to have the wall for security purposes. >> reporter: there is an provision in the new agreement to deliver on some kind of wall, in the form of beefed-up border security. but that no longer seems to be the president's main objection. in a statement, the white house says president trump is fighting for permanent solutions that make our country stronger by welcoming those who can assimilate into our great nation. but what the white house is not saying, no denial that the president made these comments. mary bruce, abc news, capitol hill. >> and the president had been tweeting overnight but didn't tweet about this particular controversy. in the meantime, he's not saying either if he's spoken with the leader of north korea. >> in an interview with "the wall street journal" he said i probably do have a very good relationship with kim jong un. publicly, the president has called kim "little rocket man" as well as "twisted and depraved."
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the president also told the journal that the recent talks between south and north korea could be an attempt to drive a wedge between the u.s. and the south koreans. the president confirming that he has canceled a trip to london scheduled for next month. he was set to open a new u.s. embassy there, but it was delayed because of large protests in london. the president said he cal sel-- canceled it because he didn't favor the real estate deal that was made. it was signed before obama took office. the frightening power of the california mudslides is raising the stakes for those searching for the victims. take a look at this mangled hummer found on a beach. it left 17 people dead and more than 40 others are still unaccounted for. crews worry they're run out of time to find the missing. here's marci gonzalez. >> reporter: from above, that incredible before and after.
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>> you see this area here with this home and this pool, as we fade back to what's left there. absolutely nothing. >> reporter: in the thick, muck-swamp mess surrounding the roughly 600 homee mudslides in california, an urgent search. >> look for human remains. >> reporter: hundreds of first responders and volunteers holding on to the last this shred of hope that the missing may be found. >> i've lived through fires and earthquakes, i've never seen anything like this, it's devastating. >> reporter: that devastating rush of fast water, mud and boulders that tore through san killed at least 17 people. >> i know people already, personally, who have died. >> reporter: the youngest. >> kaylee benitez, 3 years old. >> reporter: also 12 year old sawyer, and rebecca riskin, a prominent realtor.
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>> it's too horrific here for someone to survive that. >> reporter: her son returning to her mud-pummeled home. >> i hope that she knows that i was giving everything i could to find her. >> reporter: as time starts running out for these teams to find others. marci gonzalez, abc news, burbank, california. more than 120 million americans are in the path of a winter storm that will bring a mixed bag of weather. through tomorrow. oklahoma felt the cold front that literally rolled in south of the city. wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour for thursday. over the next few hours, colder air will rush into the midwest and cause temperatures to drop. friday morning areas of heavy rain will hit parts of the east coast. in the evening, heavy rain hits the i-95 corridor from philadelphia to new york. so it will be a perfect weekend to get away. just drive, i'd say around rush hour. just don't. in the meantime, new video
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just in. a heavy snowstorm in japan stranded more than 400 passengers on a commuter train overnight. a 30-inch snowfall stopped the four-car train in its tracks. all four cars had electricity and heat, but only one bathroom. can you imagine? triggering long lines. and then the toilet paper, oh. >> this is disgusting. story over. >> the train, the train was overcrowded forcing many riders to stand the entire time. >> a terrible commute. >> yeah. awful. all right, well, now this morning we're expecting an update from the government on the season's flu outbreak. alabama is the latest state to declare a state of emergency due to the flu. health officials across the country are reporting dozens of deaths. the latest victim, a mother outside boston, and this time it seems to be hitting the young particularly hard. an entire school district in
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idaho has closed until monday, after almost 40% of its students were out sick this week. kellogg school officials hope staff and students will stay home and get plenty of rest while cleaning staff gives a deep clean to all the buildings. walmart is raising wages and giving $1,000 bonuses to some workers. the world's largest private employer says the chains are all due to tax reform. starting wages for u.s. workers are now $11 per hour. a $2 increase. they mention that on the same day they mention this. that they're closing 63 sam's clubs stores across the country. the move likely means that thousands of people will be out of jobs. some stores closed on thursday abruptly, but workers only found out when they showed up and found the locks on the doors, and at least 12 stores will become e-commerce distribution centers. >> we talked a lot about the weather this week. it's been cold, often miserable. but here's one family in western michigan where they built a giant snowman.
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>> we're talking 18 feet tall. it sits near grand rapids, and like any snowman, it can't stand the heat. >> warmer temperatures are taking their toll, but the gandy family says it took them three days to build their new maky friend, that includes giving it a garbage can for a hat and oreo lunch boxes for eyes. coming up right here, the governor who's admitting to having an affair, see how he's fighting to keep his job. and hit me baby one more time. that's right. britney spears making an announcement about her popular vegas act. we've got the details in "the skinny." announcement about her popular vegas act. looking your digestive sys?
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passenger arrested for filming. they say the worker was wrong to ask passengers to stop recording their video. >> they're incredibly strict. you know how you can hide your seat belt? they will make sure that your phone is away. >> you're not surprised. there is a new development in the deepening sex scandal involving the governor of missouri. >> a criminal investigation has been laufrsnched amid allegatio that the rising republican star threatened a woman into silence. >> reporter: missouri governor, eric greitens, a former navy s.e.a.l. and rising republican star admits that about the time he announced his run for office, >> i am a very proud husband and father. >> reporter: he was cheating on
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his wife. that admission comes after audio was released of a woman describing a sexual encounter she says she had with the politician in 2015. in the audio, recorded secretly by her now-ex-husband, she claims he tied her up and blindfolded her. quote, i saw a flash through the blindfold, and he said you're never going to mention my name, otherwise there will be pictures of me everywhere. the governor denies that, but the local prosecutor in st. louis is launching a formal investigation, calling the allegations serious. his wife stands by her husband. we have a loving marriage and awesome family. anything beyond that is between us and god. the governor says any allegations of violence is completely false. it never happened, he says. meanwhile, the woman on that audiotape isn't commenting. david wright, abc news, new york. when we come back, the big winners from the biggest award show of the season. >> "the skinny" is next. show of the season. >> "the skinny" is next. staringt the clock fast, like stop worrying about your boss fast,
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tuning in after the big awards show last night, the biggest one of the entire season. >> the oscars? >> no, we have bigger and large. >> golden globes? >> we had that a week ago. >> the critics choice awards? >> the kids choice awards. wait, what? the critics choice awards, sorry. host olivia munn took on mark wahlberg, that whole salary thing and the men of the golden globes. >> but she also let loose with her guest. >> and i don't rap. >> well, you do now. >> will you sign my bonnet? >> don't sign her bonnet. >> this is to my mother. what's going on here? >> yeah, your mother's not really happy with that, thanks. >> see olivia out there doing her thing. there were a lot oigfittle liese
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winners. >> and some of the winners from the blue carpet. the color as opposed to the golden globes this past sunday. jessica biel. justin wasn't there, by the way. this is a see-through gown with black and white >> you just read it. that's a terrible review, kendis. >> this is what our producers think is one of the winners. >> anyone? >> she can do no wrong in my mind. let's go to mary j. blije. she celebrated a birthday. she was wearing a strapless vivian westwood gown. she's beautiful, glowing. again, we're talking winners here, right? i'm just double-checking.
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this is ru paul, wearing a black tux with paisley embellishments. you do you, boo. >> he was a winner for best reality show host. so he did technically win. not everyone's loving her hair. it's severe. it's severe. what do you think, kendis? >> i like it. >> all right, all right. >> elisabeth moss, looking good there. >> all right, we're going to move on from the greatest award show of the season to probably the greatest singer, yes, i am talking about our friend britney spears, because oops, she's doing it again. britney spears fans, i know you are out there. she's staying in vegas, baby. we're thrilled. she wrapped up her planet hollywood residency on new year's eve. but don't worry, what happens in
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vegas, it really does stay in vegas. >> so she signed a deal to perform at park theaters starting in 2019. it'sle the same place will start her sin city run in december. >> cher, ricky martin and bruno mars have all done shows there. >> this means we get more of britney's at home vegas videos. she's painting jessica biel's dress for the critics choice award. >> beautiful. no word yet on what she'll be doing until 2019. i'm not making fun. i'm generally enthusiastic. >> britney's a good dancer. dr. oz proved that he's more than just a tv host when he sprang into action on a flight to vegas. >> a fellow passenger passed out. the surgeon said he wasn't sure if the man was having a heart
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♪ all right, wrapping up the from the devastating mudslides to the historic meeting between north and south korea. >> it's been a busy week here, here's your friday rewind. after the wildfires, staggering amounts of rain triggers deadly mudslides in california. >> firefighters are telling us that that foundation right there had a house on it. that house is now over there, smashed up against those trees. >> the only words i can really think of to describe what it looked like, it looked like a world ld. >> breaking overnight, the first
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high stakes meeting between north and south korea. >> the south koreans have promised the u.s. they will not soften their stance on nuclear weapons or sanctions. >> president trump's unprecedented meeting on live tv, trying to negotiate an immigration deal. >> is there any agreement without the wall? >> no. >> oprah winfrey rocked the golden globes with a speech so bold it's sparking rumors of a presidential run. >> a new day is on the horizon! when nobody ever has to say me too again. >> you never said to jeff, let's do this? >> no. >> and you were never part of the plan. >> no. i did, houwever, overhear them talking about stuff, well, maybe
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we should take somebody out so we can make sure she gets on the team. and i remember telling them, i go what the hell are you talking about? i can skate. >> sweet victory. alabama crimson tide, rolling over georgia in an overtime thriller. >> fired to the end zone, touchdown! alabama wins! >> this is a great win for our players, and i've never been happier in my life. >> finally, a man finds out that black ice, it can be painful. >> he's heading to work. ends up slipping, sliding. >> he's done so well, he can make it. no! >> oh, case of the mondays. >> black ice does not win this week. he is done. >> what a week for oprah. you've had the eyes ahighs and the lows where she got the legendary honor there at the golden globe and she watched there all of the mud coming
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making news in america this morning, controversial comment. president trump's vulgar slur about immigrants from haiti and africa. >> this remark by the president of the united states smacks of blatant racism. >> new fallout from the remark and what the white house is saying this morning. searching for survivors following those massive mudslides in southern deadly flu season. cases surging across the country. >> really don't want my kids to get the flu. >> a public health emergency. what doctors say if you haven't gotten the flu shot yet. the first guest, david letterman's new show launching overnight. >> i've b


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