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welcome to "world news tonight." breaking news. you're hired. president-elect donald trump tapping rnc head, reince priebus, as his chief of staff. what that pick might mean. plus, is trump changing his plans for that border wall? and the new twitter feud from our next commander in chief. protests and hate. the nation divided. demonstrations across the country. incidents of hate on the rise. how can trump unite america? the fire starter? as dozens of wildfires scorch the southeast. the aspiring weatherman now charged with arson. what he allegedly confessed to police about that fire and facebook. no verdict. a mistrial declared after a jury deadlocks over a white police officer who fatally shot a black man during a traffic stop. the protest in the streets. what's next for this family
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and, twin killing? the yoga instructor wanted for allegedly driving off a cliff, killing her identical twin sister, now in custody. the new charge she's facing. good evening. thanks for joining us on this sunday. i'm tom llamas. we begin with breaking news, and a pivotal moment for donald trump. late today trump naming reince priebus as incoming white house chief of staff. priebus, seen as critical to trump's victory on election day. controversial campaign ceo steve bannon will be chief white house strategist. and as the real estate mogul working on that transition team in new york city, he took time to take on "the new york times" in a twitter rant. outside trump tower this afternoon, mirroring scenes from
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americans continue to debate tuesday's electoral outcome. we begin tonight with mary bruce at the white house. >> reporter: tonight, donald trump's first major hire as president-elect. picking reince priebus, the chairman of the republican party, to be his chief of staff. it's an establishment choice for the anti-establishment candidate. >> you probably heard me say it. drain the swamp. >> all: drain the swamp. drain the swamp. >> reporter: priebus stood by trump during the campaign, even when many within the party would not. >> i will tell you reince is really a star. and he is the hardest-working guy. >> reporter: republicans applauding the pick, and priebus' relationships within the party. paul ryan tweeting, i'm very pound and excited for my friend reince. but a top trump ally is already warning that a priebus pick could "cause a rebellion" in trump's anti-establishment base.
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of conservative breitbart news and a fierce critic of the gop establishment. trump today naming bannon as his chief strategist and senior counselor. in a statement, trump saying, "steve and reince are highly qualified leaders who worked well together on our campaign and led us to a historic victory. now i will have them both with me in the white house as we work to make america great again." the decisions come after a flurry of activity at trump tower. >> mr. trump is up there making a lot of important decisions, taking accounts of many people. i think he can't go wrong with the decision. >> reporter: top advisers coming and going as the future government takes shape. even top critic michael moore stopped by. >> they haven't stopped me yet. >> reporter: also buzzing today, trump's twitter feed. the president-elect gloating about the congratulatory phone calls he's received. and going after "the new york times." even as he tells "60 minutes" he's going to dial back his twitter habit. >> i'm going to do very restrained, if i use it at all, i'm going to do very restrained. i find it tremendous. it's a modern form of
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there should be nothing you should be ashamed of. >> reporter: with 68 days till inauguration, trump is racing to get his team in place. on the list of cabinet contenders, top supporters and politicians. and already there are signs trump is softening on key campaign pledges. >> we are not planning on erecting a deportation force. donald trump's not planning on that. >> reporter: now, trump says he'll focus on criminal undocumented immigrants. >> probably two million, it could even be three million. we are getting them out of our country or we're going to incarcerate. >> reporter: what about the millions of he immigrants? >> after the border is secured and after everything gets normalized, we're going to make a determination on the people that you're talking about, who are terrific people. they're terrific people. we're going to build a wall. >> all: build a wall, build a wall. >> reporter: now trump says part of that famous wall could be a fence. >> would you accept a fence? >> for certain areas i would. but for certain areas a wall is more appropriate. i'm very good at this, it's
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>> and mary joins us live. we're hearing from hillary clinton, speaking out about what she thinks may have contributed to her big loss? >> reporter: clinton has told her supporters she's heartbroken, and placing some of the blame on james comey. saying his decision to go public with the renewed investigation into her e-mails 11 days before the election killed campaign's momentum, and giving trump supporters motivation. tom? >> mary, thank you. americans across the country are marching in a fifth day of protest. this was the scene in los angeles. one city where the demonstrations against the president-elect continued today. like the election itself, americans remain bitterly divided, with some trump supporters pushing back. here's ron claiborne. >> reporter: in indianapolis, police clashing with anti-trump demonstrators. in portland, oregon, they used
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another civilian. >> someone got shot! >> reporter: all across the country they turned out by the thousands. and today, another large gathering here in new york city. >> i need everybody to know that this is not just politics. this is life and death for me and my friends. >> reporter: since election day there have been daily protests here in new york city, this one starting outside the trump international hotel across demonstrators heading to trump tower, where donald trump lives. this protester admitted he didn't even vote. >> no, i didn't vote out of principle. >> reporter: and the principle was what? >> the principle was the working class has to organize itself independently. >> reporter: but you're unhappy with the result of the election you didn't take part in? right? >> yeah. >> reporter: polling data shows that in some key states, many people who did cast ballots skipped voting for president. in wisconsin, 45,000 more people voted for senator than for president. trump won by 27,000 votes. trump supporters on twitter are
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protests with #dearliberals. wrote one, what exactly are you protesting? trump hasn't even taken office yet. the demonstrations, which have led to hundreds of arrests, showing no signs of ending. >> i would say to protesters and those they've supported have the responsibility to come together for a peaceful transition and in the name of the world's greatest democracy. and recognize that he is their >> reporter: tom, protesters say that hateful rhetoric is dividing the country. vowing to keep coming out until they're heard. trump supporters on social media answering back that these protests are what's dividing the country. and not uniting it. >> ron, thank you. and there's also reported hate incidents that appear to be tied to the election. and growing calls for the president-elect to address them. here's jim avila.
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administrators are investigating the posting of two signs over water coolers. one saying colored, the other saying whites only. in colorado, an african-american mother reports her 12-year-old daughter was told, now that donald trump is president, i'm going to shoot you and all the blacks i can find. there were flashes of hate during the campaign, signs of trouble. now that donald trump has won, some of his followers have taken the southern poverty law center, tracking more than 300 hate incidents. almost all immigrant, black, and gay victims. with less than 10% against trump supporters. 300 in less than a week, three times higher than the average week. in connecticut, these two men arrested for assaulting a man waving a sign in support of donald trump. in pennsylvania, an investigation of a text thread
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lync lynchings and harsh racial images. nadia browning was one of the targets. >> i opened the chat, and there was a lot of derogatory name-calling and just really hurtful things. >> reporter: tonight, donald trump told his supporters to stop it. tom? >> thank you. and a mistrial has been called in the case against a white police officer charged in the shooting death of a black gloria riviera on the deadlocked jury, and what's next for a family still seeking justice. >> sam dubose. sam dubose. >> reporter: tonight, outrage and disbelief filling the streets of downtown cincinnati. >> we have to eventually fight back as black men. >> reporter: ray tensing, a white police officer, faced two counts of murder after he fatally shot unarmed black motorist sam dubose at a 2015 traffic stop that went wrong.
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>> again, the front tag. >> reporter: the jury unable to decide if tensing's actions were warranted. >> stop! stop! >> reporter: tensing claims it was self-defense. >> i remember thinking, "oh, my god. he is going to run me over and he is going to kill me." >> reporter: but prosecutors argued tensing was a racist, wearing a confederate flag t-shirt under his uniform that day. a detail tensing dismissed. dubose's family heartbroken but intent on pursuing justice. >> there are a lot of people in that room that are apparently blind to justice because the video didn't lie. >> reporter: the prosecutor must now decide whether to press for a retrial, to pursue lesser charges or to drop the case altogether. that decision is due november 28th. tom? >> gloria riviera, thank you. overseas tonight in the u.s. embassy in kabul remains closed after violence in afghanistan. four americans, two u.s. service
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killed, and 17 injured after a suicide blast during a veterans day road race. and next to the earthquake rattling new zealand. the 7.8-magnitude quake, hitting just after midnight, blowing out windows, knocking items from shelves and triggering a tsunami warning. here's jennifer eccleston. >> reporter: cell phone video capturing the terrifying 7.8-magnitude earthquake. after midnight on new zealand's south island, killing at least two people. dramatic video revealing flattened homes. landslides blocking a major coastal highway. overnight, frightened residents taking refuge in the streets. the tremor's impact so violent, roads cracking open. supermarket shelves emptied. >> everything started shaking and then it got worse and worse and it didn't stop.
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after the first jolt, tsunami sirens urging coastal residents to get to higher ground. that tsunami threat now receding, but already, more than 50 aftershocks shaking the region. and more are likely. tom? >> jennifer, thank you. back here at home, to the wildfires scorching the southeast. more than 40 fires, including this one, the party rock blaze in north carolina, are burning from alabama to west virginia. auor by a man who wanted to be a weatherman and allegedly went to an extreme. here's rob marciano. >> reporter: tonight, 43 wildfires in the southeast burning across 8 states, investigators saying some of those fires were intentionally set and already making arrests. including 21-year-old johnny mullins, who allegedly confessed he set the fire in eastern kentucky to draw attention to his facebook page. >> got some forest fires here.
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weatherman, seen here warning people to be aware of flames, now facing a felony arson charge. smoke from the fires fanning out hundreds of miles. spreading a haunting haze across the southern sky. >> the smoke almost blocks out the sun. >> reporter: in lake lure, north carolina, this brush fire engulfing the entire hillside, forcing some families to flee their homes. >> it's devastating and heartbreaking. >> rob marciano joins us now. any rain on the way for the south? southeast, but not for the fire zone. take a look at the radar. it's close, in the carolinas, but the fires are in the dry air. it's going to go up the east coast, and tomorrow, along the i-95, not a lot of heavy rain. but some rain, nonetheless. but through the next five or eight days, not much rain coming for at least a week for the fire zone. tom? >> rob, thanks. also tonight, new details
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spending months held captive in a storage container. the first responders describing that horrifying moment as police continue to connect new murders to the suspect. here's eva pilgrim. >> reporter: seven murders tonight. a suspected serial killer behind bars. >> i am so sorry that it was my son that hurt them. >> reporter: regina tague in shock. her son, todd kohlhepp, a seemingly successful realtor, accused of horrific crimes. >> i think we all saw a lot of in to stay with us. >> reporter: detective whitfield was among the first officers to find kala brown on kohlhepp's property inside a shipping container, chained up like a dog. she told authorities she saw kohlhepp kill her boyfriend, charles david carver. >> she just looked at me and she said, thank you so much for finding me. >> reporter: authorities expanded their investigation to other states. this, after police say kohlhepp dropped that bombshell, allegedly confessing to four murders in 2003 and showing
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property. meagan and johnny coxie, missing since december 2015. >> there are details that the public does not know and if all the details are made available it will be shocking to the public. >> reporter: kohlhepp now has a public defender serving as his attorney. he hasn't entered a plea in any of these cases. tom? >> eva, thank you. and in france, a somber one-year anniversary of the terror attacks that killed 130 the french president leading a tour of the seven terror sites, reciting the names of the dead. starting at the national stadium and ending at the bataclan. british rock star sting played the bataclan's reopening on saturday night. so much more ahead on "world news tonight" this sunday night. the new twists in the bizarre murder mystery involving twin sisters. what investigators are saying tonight.
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hawaii, killing her sister, anastasia, in the passenger's seat. duval's attorney calling it an accident. >> allison did not intend to harm the person she was closest to in this world. >> reporter: investigators say they found evidence that the ford explorer accelerated just before the crash and witnesses described seeing a struggle behind the wheel. >> she was angrily arguing with the person, whoever, was yanking on her head. >> reporter: alexandria was pulled from the wreckage with minor injuries. her arm still in a sling in june when she first appeared in court, where a judge dropped the charges. the case then going to a grand jury, which two weeks ago indicted duval on a second degree murder charge. >> they have sought this, so they obviously think that they have the evidence to convict her. >> reporter: tonight, she's in jail in albany, new york, being held on $3 million bail and awaiting extradition to maui. tom? > marci, thank you. when we come back, why stargazers are saying, look up.
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elp you get organized at finally tonight, you've heard of child prodigies, but a finally tonight, you've heard of child prodigies, but a 4-year-old playing college baseball? here's john donvan. >> all right, it's official. >> all right! >> reporter: signed to play college ball and he's just 4? no wonder ari schultz is the kid with the home run smile. because ari loves baseball. really loves it. you've got quite an arm there. whoa! in fact, he's been swinging a bat since he was a toddler, but he was always pretty good in front of a basketball hoop, too. and all this despite the hit to his health he's been living with all his life. he's been through open heart
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>> the toughest part for me is just living a normal life, playing sports, we're waiting for a new heart, and he really needs one. >> reporter: and yet that grin is always there. >> he wakes up and says, i'm going to play every sport today, and he will. >> reporter: that grin was really there when he met the ball players of assumption college who are part of a program called team impact that grants wishes to kids with chronic medical challenges. and so what they did was sign him. yeah, it's kind of make-believe right now but not for ari. so how cool was this, huh? >> wow, cool. >> reporter: here's what ari's waiting for now, a heart transplant. the next chapter for this future ball star who has so much heart already. john donvan, abc news. >> we salute ari schultz for being so tough and for being "america strong." i'm tom llamas in new york. have a great evening. good night. being so tough and for being "america strong." i'm tom llamas in new york. have a great evening.
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camera. the race against time -- to save five people -- trapped on a sinking boat. thousands of people -- march in orlando's -- first pride parade -- since the pulse-nightclub massacre. and -- they have a message to send. but first.. a valley family is beside themselves this evening as they continue to grieve the loss of two brothers .. killed in a suspected drunk driving crash. good evening. and thanks for joining us -- for 13-action news --live at 6. a family vigil -- just wrapped up --justa short itme ago. 13-action news reporter -- gina lazara is live there now. gina? the family tells me these two brothers were also best friends and roommates. one of them worked. one of them went to school. the family says neither of them deserved to die. 13 seconds "if it was some gang bangers and they was out snatching purses or selling dope, you could kind of work it out in your head. but they was good boys.
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they went to school. the family says 23-year old robert shawn roberts and 22-year old jermaine asher just got into their car to go get their mother a birthday present. the family wants everyone to know --- that initial reports said the boys were doing an illegal u-turn but the family says that is not the case. they were just pulling out of their parked spot on the side of the street when police say a into them......killing.... them both. the brothers mother says these boys were god's gift to her when she was just 17 and 18 years old. 16 seconds "im at a loss for words. i just want to tell the guy, you took my heart. you took my best friends" the boys actually lived in this building behind me they had a third roommate as well who the family tells me is really


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