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checks. they're not giving me zero. >> it is beyond my comprehension how we can elect a president of the united states somebody like trump who believes that climate change is a hoax invented by the chinese. >> you called bill clinton's past transgressions, "totally, totally, totally disgraceful and unacceptable." senator, do you regret saying that? >> i was asked a question. you know, one of the things, andrea, and that question annoys me. yes, his behavior was deplorable. have i ever once said a word about that issue? no, i have not. i'm going to debate secretary clinton and governor o'malley on the issues facing the american people, not bill clinton's personal behavior. >> and as for the republicans, donald trump is stepping up his attacks on ted cruz. >> trump told abc's george
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stephanopoulos that cruz is "a nasty guy." later on cnn, trump again raised the question whether cruz was eligible to run for president since he was born in canada and was a canadian citizen until only 15 months ago. trump also says that he's going to spend more on tv ads since he's $35 million under budget. >> must be nice. two residents of central florida unfortunately are dead after a pair of deadly tornadoes both came within minutes in the middle of the night. the first twister picked up a mobile home and smashed it. the son and grandson who were visiting were injured. the sheriff says he's amazed that anyone got out alive. the winds topped 125 miles an hour. incredible devastation there. and west coast storms are bringing high surf and dangerous rip currents to southern fect through tomorrow sory in afternoon. people are advised to stay out of the water. lifeguards have already rescued one surfer. >> a georgia psychiatrist is behind bars accused of operating a pill mill. the dea raided the offices of
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dr. narenda nagareddy and then searched his home. prosecutors allege 36 of his patients died while having prescriptions for controlled substances. autopsies confirm 12 of those were overdoses. the doctor is accused of prescribing pain medications which are outside his profession as a psychiatrist. his lawyer says he is innocent and will fight the charges. a firefighter's helmet camera captured a dramatic rescue in fresno, california. a desperate mother handing her baby through the window to the firefighter on the ladder and then she climbs out and then her husband, as well. the fire broke out before dawn saturday morning trapping eight adults and the baby as they slept. one man escaped and called the fire department to the rescue. >> the tulsa, oklahoma sheriff's department has launched an investigation after a confrontation between one of its off duty officers and nascar driver tony stewart. the off duty officer apparently under the influence of alcohol at the time.
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here's abc's mary bruce. >> reporter: it's the kind of drama racing fans expect to see on the track. nascar superstar tony stewart storming into the stands. caught on tape in a heated clash with a heckler. the three-time sprint cup champion is notoriously hot-headed. in 2014, he was fined $25,000 and placed on probation for slamming into a competitor in this post-race skirmish. >> one of the requisite skills to be a public figure is to develop a thick skin and ignore this kind of criticism. but tony's never been that kind of guy. >> reporter: this latest outburst comes as stewart faces a wrongful death lawsuit. he's accused of losing his temper and driving recklessly before striking and killing fellow driver, 20-year-old kevin ward jr. >> i know in my heart that it was 100% an accident. >> reporter: stewart has yet to comment on this new incident. but the fan involved, an off-duty law enforcement official, is being investigated by his department to determine
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if he acted inappropriately. mary bruce, abc news, washington. all right. it takes years of practice to make a topnotch surfer or skate boarder. and at age 5, quincy simmons still has a way to go and time to get there, but that's all right. she's not embarrassed by all the wipeouts. >> in fact, she loves the spills, thinks they're very funny and is known as the flying squirrel. the australian girl compiled some of her favorite wipeouts and then put them on youtube. she also has popular accounts on facebook, twitter and instagram. looks like she's doing well. >> yeah, she is. >> better than i am. i could never do this. are you kidding? >> i can't do that as an adult. >> you could. >> no, not at all. breaking your back or something. coming up in "the skinny," another big occasion for one of our favorites. betty white, what she's been celebrating and with who. >> love that woman. and not the best end to a spacex mission. it's pretty clear what should not have happened here.
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yourbut the omega-3s in fish oil differ from megared krill oil. unlike fish oil, megared is easily absorbed by your body. megared. the difference is easy to absorb. here's the latest attempt by spacex to land its reusable rocket on a ship in the ocean. well, it failed. the images posted by founder elon musk show that the rocket setting down softly but then toppling over and you see it there exploding on impact. musk said that one of the ship's leg locking mechanisms failed perhaps due to ice buildup. the rocket was able to launch
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and land on solid ground. oh, everyone was so hopeful and then this happened. >> so close but still fairly successful. i mean, just got to do a little tweaking there to that. good for them overall. >> just a little tweaking. > it's not rocket science into to the folks. >> i guess it is. >> in the meantime, 249 miles above the earth, it was mission accomplished. but only after a bit of high anxiety. >> that's true. a space walk outside the international space station had to be cut short over the weekend when one of the astronaut's helmets actually began to fill with water. abc's sara haines has the story. >> reporter: what do i do? >> in hollywood, block busters like "gravity" show how space walks can turn disastrous in an instant. but that silver screen rush of chaos may have nothing on the real life havoc. just a tablespoon of water caused astronauts friday on the international space station. >> we know it's a small amount of water. we already got the location and the quantity. >> reporter: american astronaut
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timothy kopra and his british partner tim peake on an extra vehicular repair mission when kopra noticed a cooling loop in his space suit was leaking. > if there's any way to get a temperature of the water, i don't know try to drink it and note the taste. >> water's cold. >> reporter: that small amount of water prompting mission control to end the pair's five-hour space walk early. >> start opening your cuff checklist to page 7. we are going to terminate case. >> fearing a repeat of this 2013 mission which almost saw italian iss engineer luca par m.i.t. ano drown when half a gallon of water flooded his helmet during a space walk. > it is wet. >> luca went out twice. the first time he went out, he had water in his helmet then. and i don't think we quite hammed it the right way. >> reporter: according to nasa, he was never in that degree of danger saying the flight director brought the duo back in as a precaution. the veteran astronaut safe on board the station and surely waiting to collect on this promise from houston. >> that was perfect.
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we'll buy you a drink a soda when you get home. >> reporter: sara haines, abc news, new york. you know what i found so amazing was he says at the end, we'll buy you a drink or a soda. i was like what? >> i don't think he wants to go anywhere near any sort of liquid substance after all of that. you're absolutely right. but very scary moments though. it is surreal. >> and nasa saying that the latest incident wasn't particularly unnerving because they were only some 200 feet from the exit. >> oh, my gosh. >> but yeah. >> when we come back, the big winners of this year's critics choice awards. >> we do have to say happy birthday, betty white. wait till you see how she steals the show in her latest commercial. "the skinny" is next. >> she really did. >> yeah. "the skinny" is next. >> she really did. >> yeah.
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♪ skinny, so skinny time now for "the skinny" and topping our headlines this morning, another big night for hollywood. >> can you believe it? another award show. it is the season. it took a giant step closer to the oscars, of course, with last night's critics choice awards. "spotlight" took home three trophies including best picture, best ensemble and best original screen play. >> it was so good. but the big winner was "mad max: fury road" winning nine awards including best director and best
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action movie. >> so best acting winners include presumed oscar favorite leo right there for revenant" and brie larson for "room." easily stealing the show last night was 9-year-old jacob tremblay accepting his award for best young actor. >> this is super cool. this is the best day of my life. i also want to thank my parents and i love them very much. and i know where to put this. right on the shelf right beside my millennium falcon. >> very cute. >> he totally stole the show. >> the many in canada say that his dad is the hottest police officer in all of vancouver. >> oh. >> google him. >> sorry we didn't see him. >> we'll pull him up. all right. to the oscars now and fresh criticism from african-american actors over the lack of diversity in this year's class of nominees. >> last week, academy president sherrill boone isaacs expressed
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her disappointment and now some other hollywood heavyweights are weighing in, as well. actress jada pinkett smith took to facebook questioned whether people of color should refrain from praying in the oscars all together. >> this year's oscar host comedian tweeting out a promo captioning the video saying the white b.e.t. awards. >> next, putting it all on the table with steve harvey. >> so it's been what, like a month now since harvey famously announced the wrong miss universe winner. and he since tried to apologize. miss colombia was giving him the cold shoulder for weeks. now he's set to sit down with both miss colombia ariadna gutierrez and the real winner, miss philippines pia wurtzbach. >> the most embarrassing thing you've done on the stage? >> to see my crown taken away from me. that was really embarrassing.
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>> oh, that interview a two-day special airs tomorrow. today and tomorrow on harvey's syndicated daytime talk show. it will be fascinating to watch. let's say happy birthday to our favorite nonagenarian. actress betty white. >> yesterday she turned 4 years old. she's stealing the show in a tv ad for bandwagon net in which she stars with comedian rob riggle. >> this year is not only helping fans, our crack staff is finding new teams for coaches and free agents. >> actually, marvin, they still haven't fired you. i know. it's crazy. don't worry, dez. i'll put in a good word for you with jerry jones. i'm seeing him later at a swingers party. who is this is? johnny manziel? oh, no, [ speaking foreign language ]
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woolite darks. it's that time. nfl news and the nfl's conference championship games are all set. of course, you know reena, in the afc, it will be denver hosting new england. >> and in the nfc, carolina got off to a fast start against seattle on jonathan stewart's four-yard touchdown run. the youngster in the front row wound up with the ball. look at her. she was thrilled with that and she was also thrilled no doubt that her team wound up winning 31-24. they host arizona next sunday. >> how cute. okay, that said, some overly enthusiastic one might even say arrogant panthers fans have been
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giving a young seahawks fan quite a bit of a hard time. >> he loves the seahawk but lives in north carolina. he says he's been getting bullied but now some of his seahawk heros are coming to his defense. here's abc's gloria riviera. >> reporter: a big dream coming true for one little boy who refused to back down. >> what do you want the score to be? >> 1,000-0. >> reporter: 7-year-old ade lewis, a die-hard seattle seahawks fan, on the field with his team. this third-generation seahawks fan lives in panther territory, charleston, south carolina. when ade started wearing his new seahawks hat to school every day, he got bullied. >> they were kind of all saying the same thing, like boo seahawks. that made me feel kind of sad. >> reporter: to show ade he's not alone, his mom went to facebook asking seahawk fans to like her post saying, every day when he comes home he tells me how many kids have booed him. after just one day -- >> so, guess how many likes you
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got today on facebook? >> 50? >> more. >> reporter: much more. 200,000 likes and counting. from the seahawks star linebacker bobby wagner. >> if anybody try to pick on you, we got your back. >> reporter: to coach pete carroll, sending seahawks gear and tickets to the game in charlotte against the panthers. the hawks lost, but for this little boy, the day was a win. gloria riviera, abc news, washington. oh, he's too cute. >> very cute. so by the way, i know you're looking forward to championship sunday as it's called. the patriots are favored 3 1/2 points on the road against denver. >> so is carolina too, right? >> exactly. so possibly it might be a carolina/new england, massachusetts super bowl. >> i'm excited about the vegetarian sliders sunday night. >> what was that? >> football food. >> football food? the white castle? >> oh. >> this is abc's "world news now." informing insomniacs for two decades.
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making news in america this morning, heated debate. accusations, attacks and clashes overnight hillary clinton and bernie sanders getting aggressive on the debate stage. we're live in washington with the details. prisoner swap. americans tasting freedom released by iran after improved relations between the countries, so where are they right now? plus, the one american still missing in iran. dramatic crash, the spacex rocket tipping over and bursting into flames. plus, big winner at the critics' choice awards, a young actor winning over the crowd. >> this is super cool. this is the best day of my life. >> yes, it is, the adorable acceptance speech melting hearts.


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