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this morning on "world news now," a feud involving religion and politics. >> in the middle of it, pope francis who says donald trump's idea to build a wall along the mexican border is unchristian. trump's response and the global political firestorm. out of control, the helicopter that crashed into the water in vegas paradise. the boy badly injured and the onlookers rushing to help. spanning danger. american bridges as the a breaking point. the disasters that have happened at a warning about what could be next. and later, go ahead, throw etan trum. destroy anything you want in the name of anger. this business is a smash. it's friday, february
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, everybody. it is friday. i'm kendis gibson. >> happy friday. i'm reena ninan. >> do you know there are a couple of things you know of we all know socially you don't discuss, abortion being one of them. the other two, politics and religion. and this morning, it's coming together. yeah, of course, we're talking about the new twist in the war of words that erupted between donald trump and pope francis. weird to just say those names together. trump is now dialing back just a bit saying the pope's remarks were probably a little bit nicer than first reported. >> but it wasn't -- he knew what he was doing on this one. it was not an accident. still the pope is calling trump's plan to build a wall between the u.s. and mexican not christian. it ignited another bomb slel into the president's campaign. stephanie ramos has details. >> reporter: donald trump may finally have run into an
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>> he actually said that maybe i'm not a good christian or something. it's unbelievable [ speaking foreign language ] >> reporter: trump referring to pope francis who took an extraordinary plunge into american politics. personally criticizing trump returning to the vatican after a visit to the united states-mexican border to show solidarity with undocumented immigrants the pontiff declared a person who thinks only about building walls wherever they may be and not building bridges is not christian. francis adding he was willing to give trump the benefit of the doubt. trump left no doubt in his response. >> okay. for a religious leader to question a person's faith is disgraceful. they're using the pope as a pawn and they should be ashamed of themselves. that's the mexican government. >> reporter: trump's main gop rivals were split. >> listen, that's between donald and the pope. >> we have a right to control who comes in, when they come in and how they come? >> reporter: at a town hall
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between the pope and politician was center stage. >> i think he said something much softer than reported by the media. >> i don't think it's appropriate to the question trump's faith. >> reporter: with the primary on saturday, polls give donald trump a wide lead but a new national poll shows the gop race tightening with trump in a virtual tie with ted cruz. stephanie ramos, abc news, washington. republican john kasich says you can put him in the pro pope column. in south carolina last night, he praised pope francis as inclusive. someone who has opened the doors of the catholic church. when it comes to our borders, kasich did theo throw some support in trump's way. >> we have a right to build a wall. there are too many walls between us. we need bridges between us if we're going to fix the problems in washington. all they do is have walls. and another bit of bridge building kasich said if he were elected president he would consider appointing f
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chris christie to his cabinet adding he and the new jersey governor have become buddies. >>en ot other side of the country, the democrats face thing off in nevada sparking plenty of fireworks in a tight race. for the first time in this campaign, one national poll shows bernie sanders pulling ahead of hillary clinton although that might be an outlier because most still have clinton leading. that has the candidates taking more potshots at each other. in an interview with b.e.t., sands saends accused clinton of cozying up to president obama just to win black votes. >> she loves the president. he loves her and all that stuff. that's trying to win support from the african-american community where the president is enormously popular. >> clinton didn't mince words about saends questioning his loyalty to the democratic party and chastising him for attacking president obama as well as president clinton. in washington, a final farewell begins today for late supreme court justice antonin scalia. his body will lie in repose in
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hour long visitation. later this morning the hall opens to the public. president obama and the first lady will pay their respects this afternoon. vice president joe biden will attend scalia's funeral on saturday but says he has no interest in replacing the justice. in an interview with msnbc the vice president said he had no desire to sit on the court. the vice president also criticized republicans for saying that the president should not nominate a replacements. biden had a personal relationship with the late justice and his family. the tech community is rallying behind apple and its decision not to the help the fbi hack into a terrorist iphone. google, facebook, twitter even microsoft all say unlocking the encrypted data for the fbi might set a precedent for other cases. there have been demonstrations at apple stores in support. apple says it's a matter of principal even though it could be done. >> from my perspective it's relatively easy to c
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backdoor. that doesn't mean you should could it. >> the fbi searched the home of the brother of the san bernardino gunman. agents left with several boxes. a computer and other items. the bureau has been looking for the hard drive from the shooter's laptop. a woman is in federal custody in central missouri also related to a terrorism case. her home was searched after agents broke downn the doors. no word on what they were seek. investigators say they used a twitter account associated with isis to make threats against two fbi'gs. they say that she's posted other pro-isis messages on twitter and facebook. >> fears this morning isis may get its hand on dangerous radioactive material stolen in november from a storage facility in iraq belonging to an american company. iraq is still searching for the material. the state department says it hasn't seen any signs that any militant group has it. the radioactive fear was used to test for oil field leaks. the u.s.
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with more sanctions because of its nuke clearly program. president obama signed the punitive measure overwhelmingly approved by congress last week. it comes as the u.s. and china are in delicate negotiations over new u.n. sanctions. one senate sponsor of the u.s. measure hopes china will notice the strong support for the sanctions. federal aviation investigators are getting to work in hawaii trying to figure out why a private helicopter crashed into pearl harbor. it came down near the "uss arizona visitor center. slamming down hard into the water you see there were five people on board. bystander who's au is happen waste nod time going to the rescue including a local tour operator >> we're all certified and i used to surf waimea a lot. so it's dive in and help. there's somebody still in the aircraft so i dove through from the pilot side and the back seat and saw him and then saw the seat was twisted. instant.
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rescued. a teenager was taken to the hospital in critical condition. the helicopter belongs to a company that's conducted tours for more than 15 years. a woman who's already been busted for trying to sneak on to airplanes without a ticket has done it yet again. marilyn hartman was arrested wednesday at o'hare airport and being held on $150,000 bond. in the past, hartman has tried to illegally board planes numerous times succeeding at least once. she's now charged with a probation violation and trespassing and airline travel complaints were up last year for many travelers. that's no surprise. there were more than 20,000 passenger complaints in 2015. that's up 30% from the previous year. the three worst airlines were envoy, frontier, spirit. the airlines that were most on time and favorable hawaiian, alaska and delta. >> winter at t
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quiet time while the animals wait for warmer weather to return. a couple at the toledo zoo are putting their time to good use. >> a pair of nearly 3-month-old penguins have been learning how to swim in a small indoor pool. >> and they look like they're doing pretty well, look at that. >> not bad. next up is apparently to try the womening thing with the rest of the zoo's penguins and the penguin beach exhibit reopens when spring arrives. >> this is all part of our buildup to the oscars coming up on the 28th. we're getting all dressed up. >> you see them here. apparently they're growing up because they've shed like the downey feathers. you see they're all gray now. eventually that will go to black and white like all the others. did you know that? >> i thought it was like a different species. but they do eventually get the tuxedo look going. >> there you go. coming up "the mix," kids sleeping in the weirdest positions. wait think you see the pictures parents are sharing. >
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waves like this off cape cod in the coast guard post there had video of a crew train ing inheavy surf. the recent film "the finest hours" about a rescue more than 60 years ago also in rough seas. >> to houston now and check out this video of a school bus coming dangerously close to being hit by a train. the driver said the students were being too loud for him to drive safely. at first, the driver was suspended while the incident was investigated but the investigation found that the driver failed to follow proper procedures when crossing a railroad track. and the driver was then fired. turning now to another danger on america's highways. the bridges that connect them. a new report finds one in ten bridges across the country are structurally deficient. and in need of repair. >> and among them are some of the nation's most prominent and heavily traveled bridges. here's abc's gio benitez. >> reporte
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government study paints a frightening picture of bridges in need of repair. more than 58,000. so many, if you join them all up, you would have a more than 1,300-mile bridge from new york to miami. among them, the brooklyn bridge, memorial bridge in washington, d.c. and heavily traveled bridges on interstate 405 in los angeles, several on i-95 in philadelphia. for many of them, the problem is age. of the 250 most heavily traveled bridges, 85% were built before 1970. we've seen disasters in recent years. >> a catastrophic event would not be an understatement. >> reporter: in 2007, 13 people died when a minneapolis bridge collapsed during rush hour. >> look at the rust. >> reporter: in 2013, "20/20's" deborah roberts went to look at one bridge that was once called the most dangerous bridge in the country. new york's tappan zee. >> that looks creaky. >> that's creaky. that's scary. >> reporter: that bridge now being replaced.
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bridge, as we said, on the list of bridges needing repair. but at this rate, we're told it would take 21 years to repair or replace all of america's deficient bridges. gio benitez, abc news, new york. so the most deficient bridges are in iowa, pennsylvania, and oklahoma. they're structurally deficient and d.c., neb, delaware, and utah have the least efficient. >> it is a frightening thing. increasing traffic on many of these bridges every day. something that definitely needs to be fixed. >> don't take tappan zee. >> at least they're fixing it. the one i'm always worried about, i drive is the chesapeake bay bridge which is so long and so high and so narrow. there's actually a service i should point out where you can hire somebody to drive you across that bridge. >> that particular bridge. >> exactly. it's about 20 bucks because so many people are scared of that. >> worth every cent. >> comin
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hour, relief for a california community putting up with a big stink after four months of a sickening gas leak, the major development and questions about safety from homeowners in this affluent neighborhood. first a new way to channel your aggression. how tantrum therapy is helping it everyone from stay at home moms to corporate executives blow off a little steam. you're watching "world news now."
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♪ ah, with today's demanding lifestyle, sometimes you get to a point where you can't take it anymore. >> yes, absolutely. now a business in texas is using a low tech but violent way to help you blow off some steam. deborah rigly o
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station las that story. >> reporter: there are the usual ways of burning off stress. running, taking it out on a punching bag, yoga. prepare yourself for something completely different. welcome to the world of tantrums a new business in houston and it's motto is "relaxation after devastation." it opened december 7th, pearl harbor day. pure coincidence but appropriate. if you want to give me your e-mail, i can put you on the mailing list. >> owner shawn baker had stress issues of her own, one of those laid off energy work in other words houston whose ranks are multiplying. > i go in the car, cry, scream, just sit there. trying to -- trying to will myself to relax. >> reporter: from that,tant rums was born. now with weapons of destruction that baker
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>> sledge mamers, baseball bats, golf clubs, lead pipes, for now. >> reporter: and soundproof rooms decorating to the customer's wish. >> as long as it's nothing weird or freaky. >> reporter: allowing clients like big rob to go to town. >> i'm going to do her first because she cost me a lot of money every year. >> reporter: all the doomed props were either reclaimed from heavy trash or donated. >> whoo. i like to trade up. i want to trade up to a sledgehamm sledgehammer. >> reporter: and that spelled the end for an old tv. big rob had a few pent up feelings, the usual stresses of life but after he took those out on anything that was breakable. >> i feel good. it feels a little bit you know, like weight lifted off of me a little bit just for now. >> reporter: okay. >> i may have to.could back. >> reporter:tant rums does not claim to be a therapist. it offers a
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isn't being crowed but has ntntrol. >> do whatever you want. beat it up. smash it. trash it, any probable way. you can step on it or whatever. i don't care. >> reporter: women including stay at home moms are said to be trying this out and baker is now offering corporate group packages. >> good for team building. you know? i mean, you all bicker in the office. you know? come in here and get the lead out. >> reporter: how much is that guy with the broom get paid? not nearly enough. >> that would be an a great team building activity. what would you break sflup. >> no, i would not. >> you look fairly. >> look at that. i do love that suit. where can we buy that suit from? >> you look so calm with the sledgehammer. >> yeah. because i'm wearing hugo boss today. look at that. i love you, graphics department. i
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welcome back. time for "the mix." a wonderful story out of indiana. this couple, they've been married for 5 years. and to mark their 59th anniversary, over there, this is patricia and arthur birch. guess what arthur burge got at 76 years old. >> what. >> a tattoo of his wife. >> what did she think of it. >> on his chest. >> well, she's been in a home retirement home and suffers from alzheimers and so he surprised her with it. he goes to see her every day at noon. and those dates on there, that's their anniversary day. >> that is so sweet. >> it's nice. >> it looks very much like her. >> yeah, absolutely. so very cool. apparently in japan, they've
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child, your toddler falls asleep. take a look at there. >> nice. >> isn't that cute. >> done by the #my children out of charge. it's a weird way to show how adorable kids fall asleep. >> there is pretty funny positioning. that probably is the coolest. how do you fall asleep like that. >> that's true talent. >> now a karaoke version of the polka. ♪
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this morning on "world news now," horrifying crash. the helicopter with a family of tourists on board going out of control, slamming into the water, the jaw dropping scene in vacation paradise. >> frightening flames. a fire tornado churning and burning. the powerful winds and dry conditions fueling more danger today. >> new this half hour, a nation of deprived sleep. >> the new public health warnings about americans and their lack of rest. the headline hitting home especially at this hour. >> and later in "the skinny," the new mary poppins movie, a new film chapter of the classic story is in the works. who is taking the role made famous by julie andrews? it's friday, february 19th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now."

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