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having the best plan to crack down on wall street. >> hillary clinton is also weighing in on the president's efforts to close the prison at guantanamo bay, cuba. she says the prison is a continuing recruitment advertisement for terrorists. and that president obama is right to try to close it. but republicans in congress don't see it that way. here's abc's jon karl. >> reporter: it holds some of the world's most notorious terrorists, including 9/11 mastermind khalid sheikh mohammed, and abu zubaydah, once al qaeda's chief of operations. in releasing his plan to close guantanamo -- >> keeping this facility open is contrary to our values. it undermines our standing in the world. >> reporter: -- the president is trying to keep one of his first promises as a presidential candidate. >> we will close guantanamo. >> reporter: the white house plan is short on specifics. of the 91 detainees, about 30 would be transferred to other countries. the rest, brought to unspecified locations in the u.s. >> the yays are 91.
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already voted to forbid bringing detainees to the u.s. but the white house didn't rule out the president acting on his own. it's a really simple question. if those barriers remain in place, can you still close that facility, yes or no? >> we are now asking for congress to give it fair consideration. and i'm not going to speculate at this point, if congress refuses to do that. >> reporter: if the president tries to defy congress and close guantanamo on his own, through executive order, congressional republicans say they are prepared to fight him in court. in fact, they have already retained counsel to help make the case. jonathan karl, abc news, the white house. this morning, the kennedy cousin once convicted of murdering his 15-year-old neighbor is back in court. prosecutors are trying to reinstate the conviction of michael skakel. he was found guilty of murdering martha moxley in 2002 but was grant aid new trial in 2013. he's been free on bond ever since. and jo
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been hit about with a major penalty in the first of what may be a string of lawsuits over talcum powder. a jury ordered them to pay $72 million to the family of an alabama woman who blamed ovarian cancer on the talc products. she used shower to shower for 35 years. she died last october. several top figures of a polygamist secretary new utah will face fraud and money laundering charges. they were taken into custody yesterday. among those arrested were would brothers from warren jeffs who is in prison for child sexual assault. the suspects tried to defraud a food stamp program and hide the proceeds. and this 37-year-old mother everywhere southern california is facing felony grand theft charges. veronica per ret tez is listed as president of the school's pta, now accused of stealing $52,000 from the group and
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her husband says it's all a misunderstanding and that the charges would be straightened out soon. >> mama of the year. here's a great little girl just looking for a couple of other girls to compete against her. oh. she's 9-year-old jess lynn of hackensack, new jersey. she's been boxing for two years already. >> float like a butterfly, sting like a bee. she's already won a couple of tournaments and working with a trainer. the problem is she can't find many girls or boys to box against. >> she says she loves boxing because you can hit people without getting in trouble. look at that. i'm scared. her grandmother isn't a big fan. dad calls her old fashioned. >> calls grandma old fashioned. >> she's got a nis little hook. look at that. >> she can take out ronda rousey. >> she's got something going there. >> yep. coming up, speaking of boxing, sylvester
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wish. can he win the award he didn't get back in 1977. >> also ahead the controversy surrounding peyton manning and the sexual assault allegations at the university of tennessee. the coaches speaking out. >> using drones to track down poachers hunting endangered animals. t.j. holmes is in africa to show us the hi-tech fight. first the forecast map and the storm warnings along the east coast. wan your kids. warn your neighbors. kanye west is tweeting again. ♪ your heart loves omega-3s. but there's a difference between the omega-3s in fish oil and those in megared krill oil. unlike fish oil, megared is easily absorbed by your body... ...which makes your heart, well, mega-happy. happier still, megared is proven to increase omega-3 levels in 30 days. megared.
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and there's moving with move free ultra. it has triple-action support for your joints, cartilage and bones. and unlike the big osteo-bi flex pills, it's all in one tiny pill. move free ultra. get your move on. concerns at a major university over an outbreak of the mumps. indiana university is offering free vaccines to students, faculty and staff after a fifth case of mumps was confirmed on the bloomington campus. while most recover completely from the plump mumps, complications can include defness, even death. >> another university is
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outbreak of a different sport. >> the coaches of every sports program at the university of tennessee are joining forces to defend their school's reepgs amid a sexual harassment lawsuit linked to peyton manning. >> reporter: a united front at the university of tennessee. >> i couldn't be more proud of to be part of a cult tire here at tennessee that is truly connected and bonded. >> reporter: 16 head coaches coming forward together to defend their school's reputation against allegations of sexual harassment made in a lawsuit sweeping national headlines. >> to think that the university is not treating women fairly it is totally not true. >> reporter: at least six women disagree. they're suing the university claiming it created a hostile environment for women protecting male fleets by acting with deliberate indifference in its response to incidents of sexual assault. suit focuses on five recent cases. but one paragraph in the 64-page
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20-year-old allegation against super bowl champion quarterback peyton manning. back in 1996, a female trainer at the school an us accused manning of sexually assaulting her by putting his jen falls in his face while she examined him, a claim he vehemently denies though he did settle out of the court of. >> it's involving one of the great heros in our culture in sports. it's a story incredibly potentially damaging to peytonman manning. >> i think it's unfair that will a lot of these individuals that don't go to parties that have never touched a drop of alcohol. >> bazi kanani, abc news, washington. >> and butch jones, the head coach there says it's being used the lawsuit is being used against them for recruiting purposes. it affects a lot of women coming forward. a case like there can have big repeus
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>> and ramifications for the university. manning wrote about the incident in his book says he simply was caught mooning another athlete and said it was crude but harmless. >> she had a different side of the story. >> absolutely. coming up, rhinos under threat in the wilds of africa. >> their biggest predator humans poaching them for their horns. now you how authorities are fighting back using droughns. that's next.
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in south africa, rhinos have been hunted for eons. over the past ten years, the killings have skyrocketed by nearly 5,000%. >> now conservationists think they've found their silver bullet. t.j. holmes has the story from south africa. >> reporter: i'm on patrol are rangers at the oldest game reserve in africa. armed poachers come after a rhino every night on these grounds. but tonight, the rangers have air support. this is the latest attempt to combat the killing of rhinos in south africa. the project is called air an shepherd, drones with infrared recameras patrol the air and send back messages in realtime
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a team manors them. look closely. those white dots that's me and the rangers on patrol. but if a poacher is spotted, the team can tell the rangers where to intercept. south africa is home to over 80% of the world's rhino population. but they're facing exextinction in the wild because of their highly coveted horns. high demand comes from asia where the horns are believed to have medicinal powers. this man says he's heard from friends that it can cure diseases. he mixes up the horn and puts it in a drink. >> there is no scientific proof that ryan know horn has any benefits. but people firmly believe that ryan know horn does have the attributes it's said to have. you know, it's the same as telling a christian jesus christ doesn't exist. rhino poaching has reached unprecedented levels in south africa. ten years ago, 25 were poached. the number last year,
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i met with a former poacher who asked us not to show his face. through a translator he says he's killed at least 50 rhinos to support his family. >> did you ever feel bad for what you were doing for killing these animals? >> he says at times, i would feel sorry for the animals but i had to do what i had to do. park rangers say trying to save the rhino from poachers is like fighting a war. >> some would say they're getting close to wiping the rhino off the planet. and you all are fighting that battle right now. >> we're trying because it's very bad. >> reporter: but for now, the war continues to save some of africa's most majestic creatures. >> incredible report there. i should point out in belize where i'm from, the conservation groups are using it to protect and monitor the barrier reef, the second largest in the entire world from legal fishing. >> they're using a lot of technology,
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okay. so over the course of 46 years, sylvester stallone has appeared and starred, gets this in more than 350 murphys. most famously, of course, the rocky and rambo franchises. >> so far he's racked up only three academy award nominations. could this be the year he takes home the golden trophy in here's abc's brandi hitt. >> reporter: rocky balboa with strength and heart. created by a man known as one of the most humble in hollywood. >> sylvester stallone. >> reporter: back in 1977, sylvester stallone did not win the oscar for best actor or
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writing rocky. but after shadowboxing with muhammad ali on stage, he was still a appreciative. >> it's something i'm going to treasure for the rest of my life. unbelievable. thank you very, very much. now nearly 40 years later >> i never thought i would be able to krosh this threshold again. >> reporter: he's back at rocky, nominated for a best supporting actor oscar in the zwaul "creed." >> everything i got has moved on and i'm here. with his daughters by his side, the hollywood heavyweight won his first golden globe last month and reflected on being absent during his quick rise to fame. >> then i realized that family is everything and that's the greatest award you can get. you get one chance at life and you'd better fight to keep it. >> people seem to be cheering for him. he's somebody who's worked so hard and for such a long time. >> when rocky won best picture, the film's providers are seen he pulling stallone on stage.
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sharing your dream of rocky with us. >> reporter: sunday he may climb those stairs again this time for his own oscar. sylvester stallone's star has been on the hollywood walk of fame has been here for more than 30 years. brandi hid, abc news, hollywood. >> it could be his night. abc is the place to be on oscar's night. live coverage starts sunday at 7:00 eastern, 4:00 pacific. tune in to "world news now" next monday morning for a full wrap-up. >> looking forward to it. chris rock. >> he is the host. it will be fun and exciting. jack will be here with fashion. >> our bachelor analyst. >> bachelor analyst. >> turned fashion analyst. >> and we are all geared up and ready. >> oh, is that what i'm going to be wearing? >> just about. >> is that it?
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this morning on "world news now," donald trump wins nevada. >> the projected winner as the caucus votes come in overnight. the impact on the republicans as trump looks ahead to super tuesday. live extensive coverage straight ahead. >> dueling democrats. hillary clinton addressing controversy at last night's south carolina town hall while bernie sanders reaches out to critical african-american voters. another major story, extreme weather and the deadly tornadoes hitting the south. the threat far from over. get this morning's warnings from accuweather. >> and later after so many celebrity performers won grammy awards, this humble bus driver with an amazing voice is getting the attention he deserves. it is wednesday, february 24th. ♪


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