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this morning on "world news now," the world reacts to the president's late night tweets. >> after reports the president laid knew australian prime minister on a phone call, he's now taking the issue to twitter. and also tweeting about iran after sending that country a warning earlier in the day. we have new details coming up. and demonstrators at uc berkeley overnight turning violent as protest seniors clash with police and supporters of an alt-right speaker scheduled for an event. that event canceled and campus locked down. we'll tell you what's behind the outrage. >> a bird's eye view of the super bowl halftime show as lady gaga rehearses for her big stunt. we took a chopper right over the stadium. she was apparently not having it. and here we go again, time for good old phil to
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head out that's what we hope on this groundhog day. we celebrate another hero of the holiday. weather man phil conners. we'll have a punxsutawney preview for you on this thursday, february 2nd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." and we do say good morning to you everybody on this february 2nd. groundhog day. >> i'm diane macedo. good to be with you all. >> i'm kendis gibson. we do say good morning to everybody on this february 2nd groundhog day. >> i'm diane macedo. good to be with you all. >> i'm kendis gibson. wait. what? >> we're going to start this half hour with new challenges for the country's top diplomat. so rex tillerson was sworn in as the 69th secretary of state last night in the oval office. >> and within hours the former exxonmobil ceo was met by changes on the international, challenges on the international scene as president trump tweeted about iran and seemed to
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australia. tillerson been also have to handle deteriorating relations with mexico just five days after the mexican president canceled a visit to washington. >> but most pressing might be iran. the president has tweeted iran is rapidly taking over more and more of iraq even after the u.s. has squandered $3 trillion there. that followed a warning to iran, as well. abc's martha an raddatz lar more on that. >> reporter: the security adviser came to the white house podium unexpectedly, and took no questions, but his message to iran was blunt. >> as of today, we are officially putting iran on notice. >> reporter: general flynn's warning came after iran's test of yet another ballistic missile and other provocative actions including high speed approaches to u.s. warships. >> iran continues to threaten u.s. friends and allies in the region. >> reporter: while flynn blasted the obama administration for what he called an inadequate response to iran in the past, the white house did not
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now, saying just that they are considering options and will take appropriate action. they didn't put a military option on the table but they didn't rule it out either. what mike flynn really did was let iran know there is a new sheriff in town and he may not be pulling a gun out but he's got one in his holster. martha raddatz. >> the president is also taking a hard line with australia, reportedly slamming the prime minister during a phone call, then taking aim again on twitter a few hours ago. word r according to the "washington post," he tore into the prime minister malcolm turnbull over a deal struck by the obama administration that would allow refugees to resettle the in u.s. the president accused turnbull of trying to export "the next boston bombers to the u.s." when asked to comment, turn bull was tight lipped. >> look, thanks for your inquiry but i'm not going to comment on
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states about the conversation. >> according to post, president trump told turn bull he had spoken to several other world leaders by phone that day, and theirs was by far the worst. the president left no doubt about his position sending out a tweet late last night saying do you believe it, the obama administration agreed to take thousands of illegal immigrants from the australia. why? i will study this dumb deal. >> and a showdown in the capital is under way over the nomination of betsy devos to be the next secretary of education. there are new allegations she may have plagiarized part of her answers on a senate questionnaire. devos is a strong supporter of school voimps but her lack of experience in the public school system has her nomination in trouble. 0 two republican senators came out yesterday saying they won't support her. >> i cannot vote to confirm her. >> i think that mrs. devos has much to learn about our nation's public schools. >> their positions mean poog
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vote when the full senate considers the nomination. a scheduled speech by controversial breitbart news editor at uc berkeley abruptly canceled after protests are turned violent. hundreds demonstrated peacefully for hours and then some broke away throwing smoke bombs, setting a bonfire and breaking windows lashing out against milo yiannopoulos. he's an alt-right conservative and a vocal donald trump supporter who has been called a lightweight supremacist. no word on any serious injuries or arrests so far but kept authorities at berkeley on guard for several hours. 76 protest rds have been arrested at the dakota access pipeline. authorities say the demonstrators refused to leave the camp set up on private land. the company building the pipeline wants a judge to seal or redact sensitive documents. there are some concerns the information could be used by someone looking to daniel the pipeline. and negotiations are under way to end a hostage crisis at maximum security prison in delaware. that unfold
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when inmates took four corrections department workers hostage, prompting a statewide prison lockdown. two of those hose tajs have since been released but two still being held. inmates told a local reporter they're concerned about the treatment and the leadership of the united states. the military is confirming civilians were killed during sunday's raid in yemen. u.s. central command is also investigating reports that children may have been among the casualties. navy seal william ryan owens was killed. central command says the possible civilian casualties may have been caught in an aerial gun fight battle. the president and his daughter ivanka travelled to delaware to honor william owens. the 36-year-old was a member of seal team six. his remains arrived at dover air force base. the illinois native enlisted 19 years ago. the chief special warfare operators earned three bronze stars for heroic services. he was
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and ivanka accompanied her dad to delaware because the first lady is in new york. despite some speculation that melania trump mate into the move to dc, her staff says she intends to live at the white house after the school year ends. the first lady is showing signs of her larger role in the east wing hiring a chief of stap we're told who in charge of day to day operations of the first lady's office. so with all of that news going on, it's tough to remember that we're closing in on the super bowl. >> that's right. >> there is that. the patriots and falcons aren't the only ones getting ready for sunday's big event. >> gaga has been fine tuning her performance from high overhead yesterday. we got a glimpse of some work being done on the stage. >> okay. so that's the stage right there. >> uh-huh. >> the video was shot by other helicopter from our station ktrk. after awhile, they shut the stadium roof so our
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couldn't see what was going on. >> boo, we want to know. >> but we can tell you the main stage will look black. >> that's breaking amazing information there. a lot of the intel went into that one. >> one more thing we gleaned from that shot is that it will be set up at the 50 yard line. >> also by the way, we learned that country star luke bryan is going to sing is the national anthem which granted we've known for a few weeks but whatever. >> very cool. and there will be some blue lights. >> but they spent hours rehearsing clearly trying to get this whole machine running very well and lady gaga is a bit of a perfectionist. it will be very interesting to see how it all plays out. they closed the curtains on us. >> better go right. coming up, the nfl though is facing a new blitz from the sidelines. a group of former nfl cheerleaders filing suit. alleging the league and 26 teams conspired to suppress their
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they're worth. >> but first, the new call to fast track president trump's border wall with mexico and the new controversy over those patrols guarding the border. who are not actually members of the border patrol. >> check us out @abcwnn on instagram and you're watching "world news now." ugh, it's only lunchtime and my cold medicines' wearing off. i'm dragging. yeah, that stuff only lasts a few hours. or, take mucinex. one pill fights congestion for 12 hours. no thank you very much, she's gonna stick with the short-term stuff. 12 hours? guess i won't be seeing you for a while. is that a bisque? i just lost my appetite. why take medicines that only last 4 hours, when just one mucinex lasts 12 hours? start the relief. ditch the misery. let's end this. garden party for her birthday. a fabulous so i mowed the lawn,
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check out this vol can flick spectacle on the big island of hawaii. researchers call this a fire hose stream. that's molten lava two meets are wide flowing from the kilauea volcano right into the pacific. you see it's sending ash and even steam exploding into the air. kilauea has been erupting since 1983. >> wow. >> you don't want to go hiking there. not a good idea. the issue of president trump's border wall with mexico is causing somewhat of a diplomatic eruption between the two the countries. >> homeland security secretary john f. kelly set up an ambitious schedule telling fox news he wants it finished within two years. >> a growing number of guards patrolling the southern border don't work for border patrol at all. we're up "up all nightline" with neal karlinksky. >> reporter: we're tracking footprints deep in the heart of some of the roughest and most remote desert in arizona, part of a high stakes heavily armed
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this paramilitary force led by tim nailer foley is facing off against illegal drug cartels from mexico, a little more than a stone's throw from here. they are heavily armed, well organized and deeply committed. but there's just one problem with this border patrol. they aren't the border patrol. they're an unauthorized armed force called the abra, arizona border recon which we spent time with after president trump's election. critics say they're dangerous. >> they're not law enforcement. they don't have the authority to do immigration work. >> do you want this group gone? >> i would like that group not to be here. >> tony estrada is the long time sheriff in nogales, arizona, one of the nation's best known and at times dangerous border crossings. he shows us the steel fence already here in hopes ofscopying the border secure and he echoes the border patrol said it does not endorse or suprt
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groups or organizations taking border security matters into their own hands. as it could have adverse personal and public safety consequences. foley, a 57-year-old former construction worker is the group's founder. he says his group is more effective than the border patrol here and areas like this where the border doesn't have much of a barrier. something he doesn't believe would make much difference anyway. >> clearly you can see where they just open up the barbed wire. could i squeeze through there right now. >> reporter: his men are a ragtag team of volunteers. he says he ground checks his volunteers, doesn't allow drinking and kicks out members if they seem overeager and aggressive. he shared this video which foley shows him and his men helping what think call a quitter, an undocumented in need of water and help which they say they gave him before turning him over
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those people who look at you and your organization and say they're a militia, they're a bunch of crackpots running around with guns. we have official law enforcement to do this? >> well, when they call us militia, we're not a militia. we're nongovernmental organization. i live here. so if you want to call me anything, call me neighborhood watch. >> reporter: they call themselves patriots and regardless of what president trump says will happen, until the border is secure, they say they're not going anywhere. if this was replaced by a big sparkling new wall, do you think that would make a difference? >> that will slow it down but it won't stop it. you need to have somebody watching the wall. >> reporter: neal karlinksky for flight line" along the u.s./mexico border in arizona. >> all that could possibly change in the next two years. we'll keep an eye and see how it plays out. in our next half hour, the pregnancy announcement that broke the internet. we're busy trying to fix
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beyonce's bizarre photo on instagram revealing she's pregnant with not one, she's already done that. she's going to do twins. it's fueling fesh speculation, hysterical memes. complete story in "the skinny." first the nfl is bracing for a fight off the field from its own cheerleaders. hear why some of them are suing is the league and the teams for up to $300 million. you're watching "world news now." (achoo!) did you know you can pick up cold & flu viruses from things in your home for up to 48 hours? it's like having a sick family member that you didn't even know was there. and we all know what happens when one family member gets sick. but lysol spray and lysol wipes kill 99.9% of germs including 8 common cold & flu viruses to help protect your home. this cold and flu season help keep your home happy and healthy and lysol that.
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you ain't got to the alibi. you ugly. you what? you ugly. your mama said you -- >> you ain't got no alibi. you ugly. hey, hey, you ugly. your mama says you ugly. your mama says you. >> damn. >> i got a little carried away. it has nothing do with this story. that's just what you called me during the commercial break. >> sorry to catch us in this moment. the script from "the wildcats" in 1986 starring goldie hawn 0 could be the new mantra for one group of former professional cheer sfleerds the nfl is facing a potential class action lawsuit by some cheerleaders who said they were made less than minimum wage. here's abc's amy robach. >> they are as much a
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tailgating. but a group of former nfl cheerleaders are calling a time-out filing a proposed class action lawsuit claiming the league and its 26 teams conspired to suppress their wages by agreeing to pay female athletes below fair market value. the lead plaintiff a former san francisco 49ers cheerleader asked that we not use her name. she spoke exclusively to abc news. >> the cheerleading life looks quite glamorous. once they see the number attached to that, it's not what you would think at all. >> the nfl and its member teams have intentionally conspired together to thwart competition so that they could pay these women illegally. >> reporter: according to the lawsuit, nfl teams paid cheerleaders around $100 per game. stark contrast to the $6.4 billion a year the lawsuit says nfl players earn collectively just last year. in many cases they say they were not compensated at all for time
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mandatory public appearances sue claims the league prohibits female athletes from discussing their wages with each other in a further effort to suppress wages. kaitlin yates was an oakland raiders cheerleader for five years. >> so whether he i was on the team, we would be paid $125 per game. and we would be paid that amount in one lump sum at the end of the season which was for ten home games. it would be $1250. minus fines. we would be fined for all sorts of things. sometimes if you're missing a certain number of practices you could be fined 40d for that. so that au comes out of your paycheck at the end. >> reporter: the lawsuit states even team mascots earnen between $25,000 and $65,000 per year and often receive benefits. >> i just want them to know their worth, to not be taken for granted. >> reporter: amy robach, abc news, new york. and an nfl spokesman told abc news neither he nor the
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this lawsuit saying "we're not going to have a comment." >> we'll take a look at "the mix" coming up next.
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...lysol that. ♪ babe, i got you babe >> love this song. >> it is february 2nd, which you know in some circles means. >> groundhog day. >> yes. of course, we're talking about punxsutawney phil and just reading through fun facts about grounds hog day and punxsutawney phil. back in 1986, phil met president reagan. >> really? >> yes. >> that's fascinating. did you know that weatherman phil connors has been covering it for four years in a row now but hates it more and more every year apparently. >> okay. yeah. phil was on oprah. phil was on oprah in 1995. >> really? there's there guy in punxsutawney, ned ryerson and he goes every groundhog day and
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classmates to see if they remember him. >> in 1981, phil wore a yellow rib been to honor american hostages in iran. >> tom hanks was asked asked to star in groundhog day", as well but they decided he was too nice. >> you're talking the movie. not real punxsutawney phil facts. >> huh? >> bill murray, you know, needle nose ned, the piano player. >> you're talking about the actual groundhog day. >> yes, there's a difference. >> i don't have facts on that. >> i think we got our lines crossed. speaking of getting your lines crossed, these are the lines that, i guess they do an uncrossing when it comes to a vasectomy. >> we ended up in worst territory. >> this is a cricket commentator who was getting a va sectomy while doing a live broadcast of the new zealand, australia match. liston him. >> ready?
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>> i'm giving consent and the numbing is about to get under way. >> this is mike. he's watching the game there on his phone while on his phone in the meantime. >> i'm glad the numbing efforts are working. > giving his broadcast. we're glad the numbing efforts worked out for him. we hope everything feels okay. >> okay. he's in a little bit of a tough spot i guess. so is this puppy in montana who was a little curious as many puppies are and got himself in this predicament. his owners left him empty yard on monday afternoon and found him like this. not to worry, the fire teams came into action and the puppy was rescued. >> good for that little puppy. >> there he is without a tire on his head anymore. >> one of the things everybody looks forward to when it comes to the super bowl is the doggie bowl. take a look. it's the kitten bowl to beat all. hallmark channel will be broadcasting t
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this morning on "world news now," anger is boiling over on the campus of uc berkeley as peaceful protests turn violent overnight. some are using pepper spray, throwing smoke bombs, even setting a fire to try to stop an alt-right speaker. we have the full story just ahead. >> and tweeting out overnight, president trump sending out a cryptic message about iran's involvement in iraq and providing insight to the report that he had a rough exchange with the australian prime minister. >> and new this half hour, walmart fires a new shot in its war against amazon. >> how the company is taking direct aim against amazon prime by offering free two-day shipping to everywhere. so which retail giant now offers the best deal for you? and the celebrity baby announcement that nearly broke


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