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with prayers -- >> you had me at hello. >> -- and impersonations. >> make sure to hang him high. into the ice. we go deep inside a glacier where the view is stunning. but what we see is sobering. the effects of warmer temps up close. this mammoth glacier in iceland melting at alarming rates. what this means for the ocean beaches here at home. and millions dreaming of millions tonight as the territory. a last-minute surge of ticket buying has pushed the jackpot to half a billion dollars. what to do if you get lucky
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number 1 in just 60 seconds. good evening. thanks for joining us. we begin with the shocking claim from north korea that it tested a hydrogen bomb. it sent diplomats scrambling, and the u.s. launched planes to verify. but out on the campaign trail it gave candidates a chance to appear presidential. when the news broke, we were behind the scenes on a six-day bus tour with one of the gop front-runners, ted cruz. abc's tom llamas has the story. >> reporter: last night an alarming claim from north korea.
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had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb to protect north korea from warmongers like the u.s. for hours after, the world waited nervously. but finally, after analyzing the shock waves, the white house calming fears. >> the initial analysis is not consistent with the claims that the regime has made of a successful hydrogen bomb test. >> reporter: today on the campaign trail the candidates weighing in. >> north korea is a paranoid, isolated nation. they are -- when you have a hydrogen bomb, if that's true, you are a threat. >> this underscores the gravity of the threats we are facing right now. >> reporter: we spent the day with republican candidate senator ted cruz. >> i thank you. >> reporter: here in iowa where away. >> how are you doing? >> reporter: ted cruz has spent here. >> welcome to iowa. >> reporter: and the polling is in his favor. neck. far ahead. with rubio trailing at 14% and
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but some republicans worry cruz is too polarizing, too unwilling to compromise with congress, to win the general election. >> how can you be a president and hate the democrats and hate the culture of washington so much and be effective? >> i don't hate the democrats. it's hillary clinton who describes her, quote, enemies as republicans, as half of the country she considers her enemies. >> i'm praying for you. >> thank you very much. >> reporter: his supporters co out in droves. some even moved to tears when they meet you gotmo etional speaking to senator ted cruz. you're still in our country. >> reporte h of iowa in an effort to secure every cne of the hawkeye state. >> talk to mer momentum in iowa. >> we spend a lot of time just one on one asking for the voters' support. people expect to look you in the eyes. there's an old joke in iowa, are you votgin for so and so for president? no, no, i couldn't possibly.
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ep>>ter: but nationally the landscape is different. trump trumps the competition. cruz is just at 18%. atne campaign stop a cruz supporter wanted answers. >> how are you going to convinc independents and democrats to support you when we know the numbers are against us nationwide? >> i think the way we do it is as reagan said in 1980. you paint in bold colors, not pale pastels. >> reporter: getting close to trump in the polls doesn't come easy or without a fight. on television and in newspapers trump questioning if senator cruz can even be president since he was born in canada to an american mother trump even suggesting democrats would have a field day challenging cruz's presidential eligibility if he gets the nomination. >> how do you run against the democrat, whoever it may be, and you have this hanging over your head if they bring a lawsuit? a lawsuit would take two, three years -- >> he says he's a naturally born citizen because his mother was u.s. born, a u.s. citizen, and as a result he's a natural-born citizen. >> well, i hope he's right.
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stepping off his campaign bus this morning, cruz put it to rest. >> the child of a u.s. citizen born abroad is a natural-born citizen. >> reporter: donald trump a couple weeks ago talked about your ethnicity and your religion. now he's talking about, you know, that you were born in canada. not criticizing it but saying that you could have problems with that. why do you think he's doing that? >> oh, look, i'm not going to try to psychoanalyze donald trump. you know, my view, if others -- >> do you think he sees you as a threat? >> you'd have to ask him that. a lot of folks in the media would love to see donald and me get in a giant food fight. and i'm certainly not going tone gauge in that. i hope donald won't either. >> reporter: if i'm a trump supporter in iowa or anywhere for ted cruz? >> well, listen, i think my record is stronger than his. and i think my record is vonger candidate running. >> reporter: cruz and trum have certainly played nice so far, even seemed to agree on one of the biggest issues of the campaign season, immigration. what do you do with the 11 million undocumented immigrants deport them? or they stay here?
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you deport them. we will secure the borders. we'll build a wall. we will triple the border patrol. we'll increase fourfold the fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft. we will end sanctuary cities. we'll put in place a strongly verified system at the workplace. we will end welfare benefits for those here illegally. we can solve this problem. >> reporter: tonight on cnn trump saying cruz's immigration plan sounds very familiar. >> he said and we will build a wall. so now he's taking my idea for the wall. i'm glad he's taking it. i think it's the right thing to do. >> reporter: so how is cruz catching up to the trump train? one of the cornerstones of cruz's support here in iowa and around the country is his faith. >> we need those prayers desperately. >> reporter: cruz is also trying to show voters another side. staying strong with the help of a fitbit. >> do you go up and down steps? that is awesome. >> reporter: and making voters laugh with comedy bits like his impressions.
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maguire. >> you had me at hello. eastwood. >> make sure to hang him high. >> bye-bye. have fun storming the white house. billy crystal. >> you look marvelous. >> not bad. >> reporter: the 45-year-old republican candidate graduated from princeton, then harvard law, near the top of his class. a champion debater and an actor on stage. skills that helped him deliver his message to washington with a twist. >> i do not like green eggs and ham. i do not like them, sam i am. >> reporter: the night cruz announced he was running for president last more -- >> i believe in the power of millions of courageous conservatives rising up. >> reporter: his cuban immigrant father waited backstage. >> incredible. >> reporter: cruz met his now wife heidi while on the campaign trail for george w. bush's 2000 white house run. married nearly 15 years, they have two young dahtugers, ca roline and catherine. >> it's really been a joy to get
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with thousands and thousands of people who share our values and who are turning out to hear t message of ted cruz. >> reporter: he admits it's hard being away from his family and tries to bring his girls on the road when he can. >> what's it like to be away from your daughters when they're so young? >> it's the hardest part of the campaign. i mean, our girls, caroline is 7, catherine's 5. we try to bring the girls on the road as much as we can. they're coming out. they'll be joining us here in iowa on friday. what they're on the bounce they're bouncing off the walls. they have fun with it. my 5-year-old catherine two days ago woke me up in my hotel room my ipad ringing that catherine was face-timing me from ipad. >> is it tougou y? don't get that time back. >> you miss a lot of momen in their lives. but as you noted, that's also why you're doingit. i couldn't look my daughters in the eyes, if i had the ability to do something to stop it, to bring ameca back and i didn't stand up and lead. so that's a very big part of why
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>> reporter: tonight cruz working late into the evening, making his case and trying to convince republican voters to put their faith in him. [ applause ] for "nightline" tom llamas in storm lake, wa. next, an up-close look at th e impact of global warming from deep inside a glacier. and later, the huge many americans hoping to wake up millionaires. to severe crohn's disease is tough, but i've managed. except that manangy symptoms was all i was doing. and when i finally told my doctor, he said humira is for adults like me who have tried other medications but still experience the symptoms of moderate to severe crohn's disease. and that in clinical studies, the majority of patients on humira saw significant symptom relief. and many achieved remission. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal infeioctns and cancers, including lymphoma, have happened;
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you know, when you think of the word "breathtaking," the location of our next story comes to mind.
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the la ondf fir and ice. but the ice there iselting faster than ever. it's a massive undertaking live on "gma" taking us deep inside a glacier, where you can see close. abc's amy robach has the story. >> oh, my go. fire. we're just getting inside that crater. the first ever live drone camera over an acti volcano. now we'reringing you ice. >>nt iidating standinge lo. >>ep rorter: the
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'rlete undeater. pluing far below surface of the ice ian never-before-attempted live event. >> hey, guys. go for it. go ahead and start ice climng. >>orepter: going deep into
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passing bands of dker ice le the sfri a trees showing ash and brdero fm volcanic ertion f past. vakna, a glacial ho, maivpipe for melting ice that can be thousands of feet deep. and all this melting ice eventually ending uin the oc >> this is remarkable watching them scale this massive ice wall. takes tremendous il but it's all to get to the bottom. whu eyoec they'llee when they get down there and what will we all see? >> this is one of the most interesting and least known parts of glacier research which is how does water from the surface get to the base and help lubricate the base to make the glacier flow faster? >> reporter: it's a long treacherous way down but finally -- >> guys, i want to check in with you. this is amy again pu made it to the bottom? >> that's right. >> tell me what you're seeing. describe what you're looking at. >> everything is awesome. >> he went ahead with --
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and i can tell you one thing. i have a challenging climb in front of me. >> reporter: but some scientists say not nearly as challenging as the problem we face slowing the per being of this vital hidden world. amy robach in iceland. up next what you could do if you win the massive powerball jackpot. just how many trips around the world could you afford? >> announcer: abc news "nightline." brought to you by viagra. there's something in the air. but here's the thing: about half of men over 40 have some degree of erectile dysfunction. well, viagra helps guys with ed get and keep an erection. ask your doctor if your heart is healthy enough for sex. do not take viagra if you take nitrates for chest pain or adempas for pulmonary hypertension. your blood pressure could drop to an unsafe level. to avoid long-term injury,
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opted for the lump sum payment and pocketed a mere 140 million bucks after taxes. >> i was having a really bad night at work, thought, well, i might as well check my numbers while i'm sitting here waiting for my lunch. and that's when i realized that i was the winner. i didn't believe it. >> reporter: so what do you do with the winnings? tackle those new year resolutions for starters. if your goal is to get fit, maybe you want to look fabulous like gwyneth paltrow or kate hudson hudson. with $500 million you can hire celeb trainer to the stars tracy anderson at her monthly rate, for you, your family and friends for life. or if you simple ry why want to get out more, tonight's jackpot will get you nearly 25,000 trips around the world. sky's the limit, but financial experts say keep your purse strings tight by waiting six months or longer before buying anything. according to a 2015 study, 44% of winners spent their entire winnings within five years. and losing their riches is only
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like abraham shakespeare, who won 30 million in florida in 2006, was found murdered three years later. a woman who had befriended him is currently serving a life sentence. but if tonight's drawing left you empty-handed, there is a next time. and a fine art to choosing the right numbers. don't pick numbers based on your kids' birthdays or your wedding anniversary. in fact, don't pick the numbers at all. 70% to 80% of powerball jackpot winning tickets have been computer picked. but if you insist on picking the numbers, try these -- 8, 54, 14, 39, 13. those are among the most frequently drawn numbers in the past four years. if no one wins the big pot tonight, the next drawing is saturday, when the grand prize is estimated to be worth $675 million, the largest ever. for "nightline" kayna whitworth,
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>> of course if you win you could tweeted me @jujuchangabc because i have a few other ideas on how you can spend that money. thanks for watching abc news. "world news now" is coming up soon with overnight breaking news. tune in to "good morning america" tomorrow and as always
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