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oprah: how did you tell your comment. he said, "oh, i knew." >> i never really grilled you to find out what you thought you elimination. you'd been through went really well. you had all >> was that a giveaway? surprised, and frankly, as long
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as she's happy, i really didn't oprah: you really didn't care. family that i guess i haven't imagined that i could, and this about being my mom or finding me
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about all of your faults and all of the mistakes. do you have any could've done it better. i wish do, you know? it's all a to do is be better than i did last time, but i log that and book where you were talking about when you'd hear his driveway and the kids were you'd move to action fast. oprah: "battle stations." yeah.
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you so much. nancy, thank you so much, and, family, thank you. "untied." it's in bookstores [captioned by the national wiwiwiwiwiwi. we'll be right back with more "world news now" after this.
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then...over time... become dull... and lose their luster. new tide plus bleach helps bring your whites back to bright in one wash. turning white-ish to...wow. tide plus bleach. ultimately, there's going to be a decision for him and his constituents. i can tell you, if it was me, i would resign. >> all right. that's what president obama told nbc when he asked what he would do if he were in anthony weiner's position. not exactly a ringing endorsement. >> i don't think they'll be meeting for coffee anytime soon. >> no. >> the congressman is on a leave of absence, seeking treatment. but is the treatment for a true sickness? or is it just a lame excuse we've all heard before? here's claire shipman. >> reporter: more than a week and the spotlight still dogs him. even running errands. >> i made some mistakes. i've acknowledged it.
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i'm trying to make it up to my wife and my family. >> reporter: one way he says he hopes to start making things right, by seeking professional help. he's following in some well-known footsteps. those of actor david duchovny and tiger woods. tiger said it's help. but it's not a cure. >> just because i've gone through treatment doesn't mean it stops. i'm trying as hard as i possibly can, each and every day, to get my life better and better and stronger. >> reporter: sex addiction. is it real? there's broad debate about whether it's a problem of self-control or an actual addiction. >> we're not talking about people who just like a lot of sex. we're talking about individuals where sex controls their lives. >> i'm bill. >> i'm george. >> i'm mark. >> i'm doug. i'm a recovering sex addict. >> reporter: an estimated 14 million americans claim to have sex addiction. that's 1 in every 17 adults. most of them are men. but the few willing to talk about it are usually women. >> i realized something was more than just early promiscuity in
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my life, when i couldn't stop. >> reporter: each year, thousands like samantha, a married mother of two, seek help at treatment centers, which usually involve education, individual and group therapy, even a 12-step program. >> i had an affair. actually had two affairs. and i hid them very well. my husband had no idea. >> reporter: and this has become the information superhighway of temptation. >> it allows for early access, affordable access, and anonymous access. the internet has caused a huge boom in our business, unfortunately. it's the crack cocaine of sex addition. >> reporter: but for some, the lack of judgment is so breathtaking. keeping a mistress in your home. pursuing an intern in the oval office. sending pornographic pictures of yourself online. is there something more to it? one offender suggests, ego and power. >> i think i did something for the worst possible reason.
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just because i could. >> reporter: claire shipman, abc news, washington. >> at least he sort of says that. we discussed this quite a bit. the weinergate scandal. a lot of people say it's ego, sort of this needing constant attention and adulation from people. >> and maybe people have a legitimate sexual addiction. others maybe looking for forgiveness. hoping it blows over. >> when you mix that with power, and people with access to a lot of people, you get a disastrous situation. >> exactly. well, coming up, a real-life drama off camera for a reality tv star. no sex addiction here. >> no sex addiction here. but we're talking about tori spelling, who she is blaming this car crash she just had. all the details next in "th@h@he
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ it is time for "the skinny." we start with a story about actress tori spelling. so, she's pregnant. >> with her third. >> with her third child. >> she has cute kids. >> yeah. adorable, little kids. she was on her way to -- i don't know where she was on her way to.
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i think she was on her way to a preschool. she was in a serious car accident, after the paparazzi was trying to chase her and get pictures. you can see where she crashed her car. part of that wall was broken off. fortunately, everybody's okay. she was treated. her children were okay. she's okay. she was very outspoken on twitter, talking about how the paparazzi tried to come after her. what has to happen. you know, this guy, apparently -- or woman -- got out and took the pictures anyway. so, she's worried that somebody will eventually die. we hate to remember back to princess diana, who was tracked down by paparazzi. it can be very dangerous. >> actually hunted by paparazzi. i've seen this firsthand, when you see the paparazzi going after somebody. and they will stop at nothing to get that picture. that's where their income comes from. when you buy the magazines, that's what you're paying for. next story, we're talking about teresa guidice. she's on "the real housewives of new jersey." very controversial figure. some people think she's sort of
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the energy behind all of the negative energy, all the stuff that happens on that show. she's being sued by a family that was at a bar. the hard rock hotel. they were there. she jumped up and as she does, grabbed the champagne bottle and sprayed it over the bar. the family that was there asked the crew of bravo. here comes the table flipping moment. ready for it? there she goes. in peak form. she sprayed some champagne into the eye of a fellow diner. and this woman, yolanda martinez, says she's going to sue the guidice family, and also bravo, saying they foster this hostility and violence, to get viewers for the show. yeah. that's sort of what the whole thing is about. i thought they were broke. didn't they claim bankruptcy? if they're getting sued -- i don't know what's left. speaking of getting sued, there's a little bit of that folded into this next story. >> oh, no. >> maybe we can see and hear what we're talking about here. cover your ears if you don't love teen pop candy. this is rebecca black's "friday"
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song. that's on repeat in my ipod, over and over again. >> even our editors found this painful to edit. >> yeah. >> just this little clip. >> as we torture everyone listening. this has been viewed about 165 million times on youtube. at one point, they decided to try to put up a pay wall, which means you have to pay $3 to watch it. guess what? that didn't work out well. so, they've taken it down. fortunately, you can watch it anytime you want. pull it up right now. >> this is the song you hear if you go to hell. this is on repeat. you can't get away from it. someone doing extremely well, moving on from this. he wants to get money for the song. jess sa simpson is getting a lot of money for her shoes. she has an incredible fashion line. a billion dollar fashion line. >> head has fashion no-nos. >> she says she is going to teach people how to design on a new tv show.
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here's some stories to watch today on abc news. president obama travels from miami to puerto rico to make history. the last time a sitting president visited puerto rico was in 1961. just 10% of the huge wildfire that is burning still in eastern arizona, is contained. just 10%. today's controlled burnouts could prevent the flames from threatening new mexico.ç and the troubled broadway production "spider-man," opens tonight. it has been delayed six times. mostly due to safety issues. everybody here in manhattan and across the country are waiting to see how the reviews will be. how will spidey do after all the hoopla? >> we should do a field trip and go see it. >> i would do it. i'd love to. finally, our favorite story of the day. >> that was lame. >> all right.
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one, two, three. >> okay. that was pretty good. okay. one more. >> we don't even need to be here. we do what we can for the environment. some recycle. some use efficient lighting. >> how about this? two florida women cut back on their driving. they decided to ride their horses to work. they ride their horses to work and save money on gas, too. here's our favorite story of the day. >> reporter: kara and jane can't get enough when it comes to riding their horses. >> a bad day on a horse is better than a good day anywhere else as far as we're concerned. >> reporter: one is a chiropractor, the other does her billing. by car, it's about a five-minute drive to the office. >> the gas prices kept getting higher and hirer. and i said to jane, why don't we ride our horses? we've got a backyard to put them in. and we can ride back and forth. we love to ride. >> reporter: so, once a month, the ladies gallop to work. kara rides maya. and jane is on blackhawk. >> i'll see you at the office.
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>> we have ridden in the parade with these two. so, riding on the road was nothing to them. >> reporter: riding the horses is cleaner in a lot of ways than driving a car. but they do tend to make somewhat of a mess. that's what the shovel is for. and these husbands. >> he's having a poop. >> oh, no! >> got to call the poop patrol. >> reporter: blackhawk did his business in the mcdonald's drive-through line. but the husbands quickly arrived to do the scooping. after about 45 minutes of riding up the road and past the gas pump, the ladies make it to the office. this one trip didn't save much gas. but they hope people will take notice and think of other ways to get around. whether it's riding bikes, like their friend and her daughter. walking. or maybe the more realistic option, car pool. >> you think of the commitment we have to make as a culture to get anywhere, was by wagon or horse or walk. >> reporter: while the workday is just starting for kara and jane, it's time for maya and blackhawk to rest.
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this morning on "world news now," presidential priority. barack obama's new council on getting the unemployed back to work. >> his plan to create jobs for skilled americans, despite his opponents blaming him for the economy and lagging unemployment. it's tuesday, june 14th. good tuesday morning. i'm peggy bunker. >> i'm daniel sieberg, in for rob nelson. president obama visited the crucial state of north carolina, to push his new plan for jobs. last night in new hampshire, his gop opponents gathered to blame the president for the nation's economic woes. kind of a crowded stage there. there could be more coming, announcing their potential presidential run at some point. >> more folks throwing their hat in the ring. in case you were wondering, november 6th, 2012, is when
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you'll be voting for president. a little bit off there. >> yeah. >> got some time to ponder. >> got some time to think about it. also coming up, new warnings about fresh fruits and vegetables. why washing produce before you serve it may not be enough to actually get rid of those dangerous pesticides. this is an ongoing debate between organic versus not organic. organic costs a lot more at the grocery store. >> right. >> does it make sense to spend the extra cash? >> we have strawberries here. just by chance. >> it happens to be national strawberry shortcake day. >> these are clean and freshly washed. >> delicious. very good. and later this half hour, using smartphones and all of the history found at the library. we'll take you on a truly stimulating adventure. excuse me. >> i've never heard library and stimulating in the same sentence. >> that's a rare combination of words. but it's using augmented reality. which is reality, only better. curious? >> oh. guess it depends on what books
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you check out. this first, president obama's plan to put americans back to work. we really need this. he unveiled his new proposals in north carolina. >> while his plan to create jobs appears aggressive, critics question if it can do enough. here's sharyn alfonsi. >> reporter: if you're 1 of the 14 million unemployed, like michael webster, looking for a lead at a jobs fair outside of dallas -- >> i try to stay positive. it's been pretty tough. >> how are you, sir? >> reporter: -- you won't be surprised by what president obama said. >> jobs were being created. they weren't being created fast enough. >> reporter: the president in north carolina, a battleground state, with 9.7% unemployment. obama laying out a series of initiatives with the head of his jobs council. >> there's no one silver bullet on job creation. >> reporter: the council suggestions includes training workers which are hard to fill, such as advanced manufacturing. streamlining permitting to kick start construction projects. boosts jobs in things like tourism. and facilitating lending to small businesses.
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we asked the panel of the nation's top economist to weigh in. could this work? five of six of them thought the concepts were good and could create jobs. but cautioning, they'd have little impact in the near-term. others thought it all sounded familiar. most of this is right out of the stimulus bill, which didn't do much. republicans smell blood. mitt romney, releasing this ad. >> there's always going to be bumps on the road to recovery. >> i'm an american. not a bump in the road. >> reporter: there were 2.9 million job openings in april. retail organizations adding 37,000 job openings this year, amazon alone adding 17,000. manufacturing, 53,000. ford, hiring 7,000. while the economy is hardly thriving -- >> i'm willing to take anything right now. >> reporter: the hemorrhaging may be slowing. layoffs are down, 38% from its peak level. >> i'm not confident that the government is going to do too much to help. >> every day that i come out and i look is one step more hopeful than just sitting home and basically crying about it.
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>> reporter: we also wondered, where are the companies doing all of this hiring located? turns out, the northeast hired the fewest number of new employees last year. the south, almost twice as many as the northeast. sharyn alfonsi, abc news, new york. >> interesting. well, it's not surprising, then, that the economy was the main focus during the first major republican debate that happened last night in new hampshire. the seven candidates included the newly declared tea party favorite, michele bachmann. they reserved their most severe criticism for the president over jobs and health care. >> this president has failed. >> the obama administration is an anti-jobs, anti-business, anti-american energy, destructive force. >> president obama is a one-term president. >> now, there was a bit of controversy, when newt gingrich suggested that the u.s. would be justified in treating muslims like it has treated nazis and communists in the past. now, to our daily chapter in the weinergate scandal and the
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political push to force anthony weiner out of his new york congressional seat. weiner's colleagues have overwhelmingly approved his request for a two-week leave of absence, so he can seek psychological treatment at an undisclosed location. house democrat uk leader nancy pelosi said yesterday, it's in weiner's best interest to leave congress and president obama told nbc he would agree. >> ultimately, it will be a decision for him and his constituents. i can tell you, if it was me, i would resign. >> the president acknowledged that weiner has embarrassed not only himself, but his wife and family. weiner's actions are the top agenda item this morning when house democrats meet on capitol hill. >> so much going on. you have to think, what a huge distraction this is for him. >> for everybody. >> and everybody. defense attorneys for casey anthony are expected to begin presenting their case. perhaps as early as tomorrow in orlando. >> jurors have heard from more forensic experts who tried to show how anthony was linked to her daughter's death. diana alvear is following the
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testimony. good morning, diana. >> reporter: peggy and daniel, good morning. the kind of testimony we're hearing, is very detail-oriented and very science-based. the kind you usually hear in tv crime dramas. and it's all designed to convince this jury that casey anthony is guilty. first on monday morning, a hair and fiber expert from the fbi, who testified he found more decomposition on the hairs found in the woods that's the hairs found in casey anthony's car. a second fbi forensic examiner said she found something unusual while analyzing the duct tape found with little caylee's remains. >> an outline of a heart appeared in one of the corners on the edge of that piece of duct tape. it was approximately the size of a dime. >> reporter: jurors learned caylee's body may have been in her mother's trunk for days, hidden in trash bags. >> three, four, five days in the trunk of that car, with that heat, would have certainly produced enough of a purge of fluid.
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>> reporter: he said fluid and bugs associated with decomposition were recovered from the trunk, as well as on caylee's remains. >> i have no question that that body had been out there for many, many months. >> reporter: and the chief medical examiner raised serious doubts about the defense's argument that caylee accidentally drowned. >> even if being put in a bag is a very big red flag for homicide. never seen in an accidental death. >> reporter: it's that kind of dramatic testimony that has crowds lining up as early as 1:00 in the morning. jostling to get a front-row seat for the most famous trial in the nation. prosecutors are expected to begin wrapping up the case in a couple of days. in fact, the judge announced the jury may begin deliberating as early as june 25th. peggy? daniel? well, it was a dramatic day at a courthouse in rhode island. a man suspected of killing his girlfriend was being walked out of court when two people lunged at him. court officers were able to restrain the man, believed to be
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the victim's son and ex-husband. and the suspect there was released more than a year early for a prior sentence. overseas, now. syrian refugees are pouring across the border in droves. they're fleeing their homes as the deadly military crackdown on protesters continues. abc news has obtained footage from inside syria. and alex marquardt talked to one of the families who fled to turkey, leaving all their possessions behind. >> reporter: this is abu ahmed, father of nine, too scared to show his face. he and his family are on the run. fleeing from the syrian security forces that have taken over their town. for them and thousands of other syrians, this is home now. camps just inside syria but close enough to the border so they can run across at any moment. their new home is a thin mat on the ground. pieces of tarp tied to the trees for a ceiling. they cook over logs. and hang their laundry in the trees. they left their farm and everything behind. abu ahmed says there's a lot of
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fear. hearing stories about bodies disappearing, ending up in mass graves. three of his children, 7, 8 and 10, listen to their father quietly, as he talks about the government violently clinging to power against a growing dissent. if i wasn't scared for my life and for my kids, you wouldn't see me hiding here under this tree, he said. putting on a brave face, his daughter says, i'm not scared here. but she misses home and -- her friends. a home and friends she may not see for a while, as numbers running for this border only get bigger by the day. alex marquardt, abc news, on the turkey/syria border. >> whole families there. that's for sure. here's your tuesday forecast. strong storms from oklahoma city, all the way to atlanta. stormy around fargo, minneapolis, chicago, des moines and indianapolis. showers from boston to the nation's capital.
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and across much of florida. >> taking a look at another scorcher in the south, with 90s from midland, texas, to atlanta. a pleasant 68 in new york city. 61 in boston. upper 70s from omaha to indianapolis. and a hot 102 in phoenix. 91 degrees in albuquerque. when it's hot your lawn doesn't grow so much. i have a different solution in this next story. an administrator at a pennsylvania school is happy to give his students the summer off. but some of his animals may not be so lucky. >> that's the way to do it. sheep are being used to keep the grass trimmed around the school's solar panels. they'll be at it all summer. i bet they don't mind, though. >> exactly. work and play right here. started with two sheep out there. then, added five more. he has others waiting if needed. using the sheep instead of a lawn crew saves nearly $15,000 a year. this idea is not bad at all. >> there you go. this guy's clearly an environmentalist. he has the solar panels out there. then, the sheep to trim the
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grass. >> yeah. and they'll probably provide a little fertilizer when they're out there, too. you know what i mean? >> i give it a thumbs up, the whole thing. we'll be back, everyone, with more "world news now." the way your mind works.
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times square. always hopping. >> yeah. even at this hour. before you bite into your next piece of fruit, here's some food for thought. it's probably covered in pesticides. >> delicious. i love that. we have heard that we should wash our fresh fruits and vegetables. but what is news is that washing them apparently doesn't work. jim sciutto reports. >> reporter: are there
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contaminants on your produce that you can't see? when these purdue researchers took them to the lab, they found preservatives on oranges and apples. they're not alone. far more comprehensive testing by the federal government, found more pesticides on 90% of samples on eight of the most popular fruits and vegetables. what's worse is that the chemicals turned up even after the produce was washed for ten seconds, in some cases even peeled. which means the chemicals were just not on the surface but inside the fruits and vegetables themselves. the advocacy group identified so it's-called dirty dozen, fruits and vegetables they say contains the most chemicals. topping the list, celery, strawberries, peaches. >> if you eats fruits and vegetables in america, you are eating pesticides. >> the u.s. department of agriculture, which conducted the test, told abc news, quote, overall pesticide residues found
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on foods are tested at levels below the tolerances set by the epa. industry groups go further. saying that the working group far overplayed the numbers, noting that 99.7% of the federal government samples were within safety limits. what if i were to say, i don't want to bring this into my house at all? >> the dangers of not eating fruits and vegetables outweighs the risk involved of any residue that might be on this product. >> reporter: on that point, the working group agreed. but for the dirty dozen, it recommends choose organic when you can. bottom line, use caution, but don't stop eating fruits and vegetables. jim sciutto, abc news, washington. >> that is the bottom line, make sure you eat the fruits and vegetables. again, maybe eating organic is worth the money. >> you pay a premium. and also on that list, in the top fruits that were part of this, peaches, grapes, blueberries. >> all of the things we just had for breakfast, basically.
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if you just ate it, it's probably on the list. that's the way it goes. coming up, it does sound sort of nerdy. we're going on an adventure at a public library. yay! >> by using high-tech smartphones, we'll go searching for the future. in a place so steeped in the past you'll never know what hit you. you're watching "world news now." ú ú ú p
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now to something we're calling "night at the museum." part "da vinci code." an adventure being played out at the new york public library, which by the way is a beautiful building.
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>> it is, beautiful architecture. 500 people spent the night in the building and hunted for clues with their smartphones, in a game called find the future. >> this is probably the weirdest thing i've done by myself. signing up for a random event at the new york public library, all night long. and spending the night, checking everything out. >> reporter: cameron russell is talking about the new york public library's find the future event. he's 1 of 500 players spending the night at the historic building. competing in a kind of digital scavenger hunt. >> there are 100 extremely powerful objects here in the library tonight. and your job is to find them. >> reporter: the event is the first of its kind for the library. >> we have no idea. i mean, honestly no idea, if it will work. >> reporter: players are searching for artifacts throughout the library. artifacts like this letter opener that once belonged to charles dickens. its handle is actually a cat's
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paw. using their smartphones, they'll unlock clues by scanning the object's qr code, a special bar code that reveals more information about the artifact. clues about beethoven's manuscript is meant to inspire players to write their own stories. >> the more you unlock the more information you get. our ability to unlock will give us some things for a story. >> reporter: at the end of the of a book that will be permanently housed in the library's collection. >> every story is a passionate call for change. >> reporter: the trick is staying up long enough to write. the game doesn't officially end until 6:00 the next morning. >> i'm definitely going to make it until 6:00. no doubt. i will not let myself quit. >> reporter: sleep deprivation aside, designers are pushing the boundaries for what games can accomplish.
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>> i think it's a waste to have those experiences in a virtual world. we need to put them in the real world. we should have them, here, too. >> reporter: for willing and able players, it's game on. >> i can't believe they're complaining about staying up all night for one night. everyone in this building is up all night. amateurs. >> we have this book that has collated all of the stories together. in this technology-driven society, it's easy to lose sight about what's important before technology takes over our lives. let's show we're still the dominant players on the planet. >> from the author of "the digital diet." look at the signatures of the people that have played this game. i don't know if there's any way to look at this. >> this feels like an old -- >> like harry potter carried it around. these are the people that signed in and played the game. that's cool, as well. >> we're supposed to be careful with it, by the way. >> we're getting warnings to be careful with the book. >> they say it's overdue. the library says it's overdue. >> 10 cents a day? 15 cents? >> inflation. >> five bucks. coming up, trouble for a guy
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and time now for your papers. if you are a scaredy-cat flier, as i am, i do not enjoy flying. you will not like this story but if you're into technology, you'll think it's really cool. talking about the new airbus, transparent plane. in 40 years, we'll be taking off and landing in an invisible plane, like wonder woman. i had a swimsuit, like wonder woman, by the way. side note. this plane will be available in 0 years, 2050. it's a futuristic idea for travel. it has been provided by airbus. it will be replaced by a fully-stocked bar. which i approve of so i can be
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unconscious when i travel. i don't want to see or feel a thing. and blindfolds may be available for takeoff and landing. look at this plane. you'd be able to see the ground the whole time. >> what about a truth lasso? >> it comes with the complementary wristbands. >> you have to bring in that outfit, by the way. let's move on to another airplane story. >> yes. >> in this case, it was a guy thrown off a plane because he was -- let's give you an example. because he said to someone, get the [ bleep ] out of here. or you said -- >> it wasn't even that. >> it was worse. >> he was complaining about how long it took, evidently, for the flight attendants to close the overhead compartments. he get upset. now, he's going to sue because he feels like this is really inappropriate. he says he was humiliated. this is out of detroit. "the detroit news." >> these days they will throw you off a plane for any sort of misbehavior. jimmy's familiar with it.
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he's been thrown off almost every flight. >> i curse when there's turbulence. i also curse when doing this. we're talking about women going to the dressing room trying on swimsuit. it's 100% a traumatic experience. "usa today" is reporting that 45% of women claim they purchase suits that trim down their figures. it's not as traumatic. >> i thought women hated that sort of thing. >> remember this from that nair commercial? this song. 45% of women say they don't mind swimsuit shopping. 18% say they don't like how they look in a bathing suit. here we are taking a dip. finally, we have a bit of a mea culpa. check out this ad for macy's. you've got to see this one. miami didn't win. >> this was in the paper. it was in the paper yesterday. from macy's. you have to wait until
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this morning on "world news now," lashing out. the republican presidential candidates condemn the barack obama administration. >> while trying to set each other apart during their debate, together, they blamed the economy on president obama. it's tuesday, june 14th. good morning, everyone. i'm peggy bunker. >> i'm daniel sieberg in for rob nelson. last night's debate was the first major one for the gop presidential contenders. and the first for mitt romney and michele bachmann, who just declared her candidacy. you'll see how they tried to set themselves apart. they were unified against president obama. of course it's so early, really, to pick a winner or a front-runner. >> this is why the country gets politics-fatigued by the time 2012 comes around and it's time to put your vote in the box.
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>> it starts with frenzy. then ends with fatigue. >> it does. a couple punches between pawlenty and mitt romney, talked about obama care. the health care issue going to be a big focus. also, the economy, too. also, coming up, nickel and diming airline passengers. haven't we all been there? through a long list of fees everybody is having to pay, they're adding to increasing airfares. how the $8 blanket and $20 baggage charge is adding up on the airlines' bottom lines. >> let's not forget the fees for oxygen. seat belts. >> the bathroom. forget it if you have to go to the bathroom. the luxurious lavatories. later on, it's national strawberry shortcake day. we can explain this here. it beats national anchovy day. this sweet creation has quite a rich history as a matter of fact as we get our just desserts this tuesday morning.
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>> take a look at that. i've already had one and i plan on having another. >> why not. >> hopefully everybody can indulge in this summer dessert. >> make sure jimmy gets one. >> did you get a shortcake? okay. looking forward to that. seven republicans converged in the key state of new hampshire to debate. >> and the candidates differed on foreign policy and other key issues but they were united in blaming president obama for the economy. karen travers has the highlights. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, peggy. good morning, daniel. a couple of highlights from last night's debate. front-runner, mitt romney escaped without any major scratches. michele bachmann showed up prepared and ready for the spotlight. and all of the candidates agree, and this is not a surprise, president obama has failed on the economy. right out of the gate, it was clear who the presidential republican contenders wanted to focus on. >> this president has failed. >> the obama administration is an anti-jobs, anti-business, anti-american energy, destructive force. >> reporter: on sunday, tim pawlenty went straight for romney's achilles' heel, the health care law he enacted as governor of massachusetts.
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>> president obama said he designed obama care after romney care. and basically made it obamney care. >> reporter: pawlenty reverted back to minnesota nights. and he was uncomfortable attacking romney as they shared the stage. designed obama care on the massachusetts health care plan. >> reporter: michele bachmann arrived as an unannounced candidate. but quickly stole headlines with the news. >> i filed today, my paperwork, to seek the office of the presidency of the united states. >> reporter: the tea party darling also got the first major applause line of the night. >> president obama is a one-term president. we'll win. >> reporter: the candidates agreed on several big-ticket items. they would all repeal the obama health care law. the administration's bailout of the auto industry was a disaster. and president obama has failed when it comes to fixing the economy. mitt romney appealed to the local crowd. and showed he was paying
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attention to the stanley cup. >> by the way, bruins are up 4-0. >> reporter: the economy and social issues dominated the night. it took over 100 minutes before the candidates faced any questions about foreign policy. peggy and daniel? the political story of the morning is the push congressman anthony weiner is feeling to resign. weiner is on a house-approved two-week leave of absence sew can seek treatment at an undisclosed location. house leader nancy pelosi says he should get that help but not as a member of congress. on nbc, president obama is joining the chorus calling for weiner's resignation. >> ultimately there will be a decision for him and his constituents. i can tell you if it was me, i would resign. >> house democrats meet this morning. and weiner's actions are expected to top the agenda. and the president is in miami this morning, preparing for a historic visit to the island of puerto rico. residents there are facing some
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key questions about their future. wabc's joe torres reports from san juan. >> reporter: before president obama's historic visit and street sweepers are still cleaning up the roadways of san juan, as police tighten up security around the capital. because of puerto rico's status as a u.s. commonwealth, the islands' nearly 4 million citizens cannot vote in a presidential election, people like army veteran angelo velazquez. >> we can have a nice -- as a state. i think so. >> reporter: in an exclusive interview, governor luis fortuno, made his feelings for statehood crystal clear. >> decisions are made in washington and we are not sitting at the table. if we are citizens, and we are that, why not participate in the decisionmaking process? >> reporter: mr. obama's visit, meantime, comes two months after a report issued by the president's task force on puerto
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rico's status. in it, the task force suggests island residents should decide their future by deciding on statehood, commonwealth or independence. >> my choice, state. >> why? >> why? i see 50 states and i see how many people are leaving puerto rico to go live in the states. >> i don't want to be member of the statehood. and i don't want independence. i think we can make a big puerto rico and a good puerto rico, with the commonwealth. >> reporter: it is a divisive issue. and for sure, there will be protests later today. particularly from those seeking independence, a small but vocal minority. in san juan, puerto rico, i'm joe torres, abc news. the seven people on board were not injured, but a world war ii bomber was destroyed after making an emergency landing near chicago. one of the b-17's engines caught fire during the flight. it was on its way to indianapolis, where the public would have had a chance to take
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flights on it this weekend. the plane's name is liberty bell and was made in 1944. >> how about that? airline fees have fast become the new normal for millions of travelers. figures just out shows that last year alone, passengers shelled out an eye-popping $5.7 billion, this for fees and baggage and reservation changes. steve osunsami shows how airlines are cashing in. >> reporter: for the airlines, the annoying extra fees, the nickel and diming of passengers, have clearly paid off. one industry analyst told us, if it weren't for the fees, the airlines would likely be losing big. >> right now, the airlines would be losing money as a whole and they would be deeper in the hole and probably requiring a bailout if we didn't have these fees. >> reporter: of the nearly $6 billion in fees collected last year, $3.4 billion came from baggage fees. and $2.3 billion from passengers who changed their reservations. and the airlines making the most are all u.s. carriers. last year, delta collected $952 million in bag fees. the recently-merged united and continental, $655 million.
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american, $580 million. and u.s. airways, $513 million. outside the nation's airports, they tell us they're not getting any extra service for the extra fees. >> it just seems like they're cutting back on everything now. >> reporter: if you're about to travel this summer, here's the lay of the land. on delta, united, u.s. airways and american, your first checked bag costs $25. the second, $35. the third, more than $100. and the fees don't end there. just ordering a ticket over the phone will run you $20 more. and changing a nonrefundable ticket, $150. on some airlines, you pay even more for your choice of seat. >> i think there should be one, simple price. and that would be it. sort of all of the add-ons, you know. they're kind of annoying. >> reporter: to be fair, the airlines haven't had it easy. fuel prices are high for them, too. up 37% from a year ago. and customers seem more than willing to pay another $50 for a
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bag than paying that same amount more for a ticket. the industry is now considering charging more for bags on longer flights. or charging more if you buy the ticket late. in august, new rules will force the airlines to show exactly what fees they're charging you on the website before they sell you a ticket. hopefully they won't charge for that extra service. steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta. >> maybe they'll charge you to sit on the tarmac at some point, too. >> if you sit there long enough, apparently they have to pay you. it's such an unpleasant experience flying. people that fly a lot are fed up with the experience. you feel like cattle. >> you do. >> the seats are so small. you need a can opener to get in the seat. >> they're charging for things they didn't used to charge for before. it's not like they're charging you for new services. >> it's not when the fuel prices go down, the tickets go down. on the airlines' defense, they say the only profits they're making are the fees. >> right. >> it is sort of a new normal.
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what about just charging for the expensive ticket up front? >> that would be tough to swallow for our reasons, i guess. hard to have a win-win here. taking a look at your tuesday forecast. gusty winds, large hail and a chance of tornados from oklahoma city to nashville and atlanta. stormy, but not as severe the dakotas to indianapolis. cooler with showers from d.c. to boston. and showers and thunderstorms in florida. still hot from atlanta to west texas. >> 90s in dallas, new orleans and miami. a mild 68 here in new york. 77 in baltimore. mostly 70s from fargo to detroit. phoenix hits a whopping 102. sacramento, 92. i'll tell you where it's hot. it's hot in boston last night, eh? daniel's depressed. i was trying to get your gradient of depression over the canucks' game last night. it was tough. >> it's pretty low. >> for canuck fans, last night wasn't a good one. you could say game six of the stanley cup finals was close, at least until the game started. >> ha, ha. the boston bruins scored three
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goals in the first 8 minutes and 35 seconds. they pulled roberto luongo and put in cory schneider. didn't make much difference. got a couple more. i feel like they have forgotten how to score in some ways. tim thomas, playing unbelievably. just to give him credit. he really is playing unbelievably. >> that aside, the bruins really have outscored. look at this relic jersey. i don't know where you got that hat from. that's an oldie but a goody. >> if you're a true fan, you're not too embarrassed to wear in a jersey. >> that's an ugly jersey. i'm sorry. we do hope that people keep hope alive. the home team has not lost a game in this series. ant decisive game seven take place wednesday night on vancouver's home ice. >> might call in sick. >> if you're not here, we'll know where you are. we'll be right back with more "world news now." ou are. we'll be right back with more "world news now." hó
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osama bin laden was tracked down and killed more than six weeks ago. so, why is somebody looking for him again? well, the $25 million reward might be part of it. >> hmm.
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it's the scheme of a treasure hunter who is setting out to sea to find the terrorist's remains. abbie boudreau has more. >> reporter: it's the ultimate challenge of a lifetime, for a treasure hunter with a thirst for adventure. six weeks after the president announced to the nation -- >> they killed osama bin laden and took custody of his body. >> reporter: bill warren is plotting to find bin laden's body in the north arabian sea. >> it's an exciting and dangerous project. >> reporter: warren, who says he has discovered 150 wrecks, is plotting a two-week operation, which involves renting a remote-operated submarine. >> want to prove one way or another, that he is, in fact, dead. >> reporter: do you think that's up for debate? >> oh, yes. >> reporter: after the united states proclaimed that bin laden was killed in this pakistani compound and that dna tests verified his identity, his body
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was placed in a weighted bag and buried at sea. but photos of his corpse were never publicized, which some say breeds skepticism. >> if we're successful and find him with sonar and recover him with a remote-operated vehicle, we'll recover the body in the bag and take photographs, video and a dna test. >> reporter: how would you match his dna? >> i'm not sure. i know his family lives in arabia. >> reporter: you're going to knock on his family's door and say -- >> why not? yeah. >> reporter: it's hard to tell if you're taking this seriously or if this is just a joke. >> i'm very serious about it. >> reporter: with money from associates, warren says this hunt could cost nearly $1 million. and money, it seems, is a big motivation. >> there is still a $25 million reward that no one has collected. >> reporter: except that reward is no longer being offered. when we explained that to warren, he insisted he's going anyway. abbie boudreau, abc news, oceanside, california. >> he has recovered other wrecks in the past, in case you think he doesn't have the credentials to do this. >> he's very skilled, yes.
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>> 150 wrecks. and loot totaling several million dollars. we'll see what he's able to do. >> i feel like we have a lot of loot ourselves, right now, in front of us. you might notice the delicious desserts. >> a bounty here. >> switching gears here, we'll be looking at the rich history of a popular summer dessert. >> it's national strawberry shortcake day. we're digging into this assignment. >> that's a prop short cake. i don't have an eating short cake. i'll dig in over there. we'll do that. we'll be right back, with a little strawberry shortcake, coming up after this.
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does anybody have any floss? >> strawberry seeds, is that what it is? >> if you're a fan of "world news now," you know we love two kinds of stories on this show. cute, animal stories. and any story about food.
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not necessarily together. >> right. >> as you can see, this one not so much about animals. >> it's all about strawberries. i can't stand it any longer. when we came into work, we were thrilled to find out it was national strawberry shortcake day. and the wonderful people at driscoll food came in, overflowing with strawberries. they made the shortcake. they made the berries. they made the stuff in the middle. >> can we take this? >> we thank them very much. this is delicious. we have factoids about strawberry short cake. the first one, california produces more strawberries than anywhere in the world. >> i did not know that. you say a point and then eat after that, right? >> right. >> each strawberry has over 200 individual seeds, some of them still stuck in my mouth. >> the oldest printed recipe for strawberry shortcake, was part of a cookbook in 1847 by the lady's receipt book. >> who knew? strawberry shortcake parties became popular in the u.s. around 1850, celebrating the coming of summer.
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which is obviously just around the corner. i'm having trouble eating this. >> all right. how about this? early american recipes for strawberry short shake, they had pie crusts. it was broken-up pie crusts. they put together with whipped cream and put strawberries on it. everybody knows how good pie crust is. and i might try to make it with pie crust. >> popular with southerners. the shortcakes are biscuits. i don't know if you can see that right here. but other popular food bases are angel food, pound cake, i think my mom used to do that. sponge cake, and corn muffins. mix it up a little bit. >> we're going to keep giving tips until we eat the entire shortcake. >> exactly. >> the strawberry shortcake, is the most widely-known shortcake dessert. but adding other berries such as blueberries and blackberries as well can be done throughout the summer. the gist of that is that summer is here. amen to that. it was a really miserable winter. >> yeah. >> it's time to eat a lot of shortcake. >> i feel that summer has arrived, right here in the
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studio. fantastic. >> want to give a shoutout to driscoll's for bringing us this delicious dessert. coming up, fans against lebron james and the miami heat and why. they're planned or not.
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♪ i can't help feeling we could have had it all ♪ lady gaga, back on top. that was adel singing, of course. >> that's right. also not on top and sort of bitter about it. the dallas mavericks are on top, celebrating their huge championship parade this thursday. if anybody is celebrating more, it's those who were rooting against lebron james. >> exactly. miami heat not on top. james promised championships, plural, when he came to miami. but to the delight of many, the heat came up empty-handed. here's josh elliott. >> nowitzki, left hand, lays it in. >> reporter: this wasn't how he
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thought it would end. >> the dallas mavericks are nba champions. >> reporter: they might be celebrating in dallas. but in cleveland -- and so ended the most tumultuous year of lebron james' career, if only for how it all began. >> i'm going to take my talents to south beach. >> reporter: in that instance, the ohio school boy prodigy and later cleveland's beloved savior was 'villeified and morphed for the game's casual fans into an anti-hero they could love to hate. a role james never embraced. >> i think people feel he's not humble or he's arrogant. if he had foreseen this, i don't think he would have done it that way. he knew he would risk damaging his brand, not to this extent. >> reporter: reaction to miami's final loss was hardly surprising. despite the other two-thirds of miami's high-priced big three, dwyane wade and chris bosh, it was james that the punditry cast as a failure, when it mattered most. in defeat, james, no longer
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prodigy, but not yet champion, seemed not just beaten but embittered. >> all the people that was rooting on me to fail, they have to wake up tomorrow and have the same life that they had before they woke up today. >> reporter: and what had begun with pyrotechnics and promise, ended as so many seemed to hope it might, with victory denied for the man who lost so much in its pursuit. adding fuel to that blazen fire, yesterday, ohio governor named the entire mavericks organization and their fans, honorary ohioans. a snide, perhaps not-so-subtle dig at lebron james himself. josh elliott, abc news, new york. >> yeah. >> you can understand the enthusiasm. >> humility goes a long way. he probably could take a p.r. lesson or two. that's not the way to end it. >> he has to deal with the media a little bit better. that's the news for this half hour. remember to follow us on facebook and wnnfans.com. let us know what you think. >> catch our tweets on twitter, keep in touch online.c c c c c "
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this morni this morning on "world news now," fighting words. the republican candidates in the presidential race make big promises during their first major debate. >> they blame the economy on president obama. promise to repeal his health care plan and promise to reverse other major policies. it's tuesday, june 14th. good morning. i'm daniel sieberg. rob nelson is on assignment. >> and i'm peggy bunker. among the republicans on the stage last night, tea party favorite, michele bachmann, who just declared her presidential candidacy, along with mitt romney, of course, who was immediately put on the defensive. >> they didn't fight with each other. they unified around president obama, which is what happens at this stage. it's so early. they know someone's not going to
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stand out over the long haul. but they have that unified enemy to go after. >> right. i think it's interesting we're starting this early. we'll have election fatigue. we're not even a year away. also ahead, anthony weiner faces more political pressure to resign. the latest push to quit comes from president obama himself. as the congressman claims he has a psychological problem, which i feel like is a euphemism for i need to go away and hide right now. and maybe a bigger story will come along. >> maybe the president is saying, it's time to ease on back. maybe you have to sit up and listen to that. >> absolutely. >> interesting. coming up later this half hour, one way to beat rising gas prices. two women in florida have started to commute by riding their horses. they'll share with us the pluses and minuses of this form of transportation. i, too, took my horse to work this morning. >> really? >> through manhattan. >> you don't take them to the filling station. >> a hay station would be good. and if you live somewhere you can ride your horse, probably would save you a couple bucks. but first, seven republican candidates for president shared a stage for the first time last
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night in new hampshire. >> when they disagreed on key issues, they were united in opposition to president obama's economic and health policies. karen travers has the details on that. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, peggy. good morning, daniel. a couple of highlights from last night's debate. front-runner, mitt romney, escaped without any major scratches. michele bachmann showed up prepared and ready for the spotlight and all of the candidates agree, this is not a surprise, that president obama has failed on the economy. right out of the gate, it was clear who the republican presidential contenders wanted to focus on. >> this president has failed. >> the obama administration is a% anti-jobs, anti-business,is anti-american energy, destructive force. >> reporter: last night, pawlenty reverted back to minnesota nights. he seemed uncomfortable attacking romney as they shared the stage. >> using the term, obamney care was a reflection of the
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president's comments that he designed obama care on the romney plan. >> reporter: michele bachmann arrived as an unannounced candidate but she quickly had some news. >> i filed today, my paperwork to seek the office of the presidency of the united states. >> reporter: the tea party darling also got the first major applause line of the night. >> president obama is a one-term president. we'll win. >> reporter: the candidates agreed on several big-ticket items. they would all repeal the obama health care law. the administration's bailout of the auto industry was a disaster. and president obama has failed when it comes to fixing the economy. mitt romney appealed to the local crowd. but he might have revealed that his mind was wandering to the stanley cup finals as the debate went on. >> by the way, bruins are up 4-0. >> reporter: the economy and social issues dominated the night. it took over 100 minutes before the candidates faced any questions about foreign policy. peggy and daniel? >> thanks, karen. in our weinergate update, as we call it, president obama said
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if he were in congressman anthony weiner's place, he would resign. mr. obama's comment comes as weiner's house colleagues are set to meet this morning with weiner's actions on the agenda. weiner's request for a two-week leave of absence from the house was approved yesterday. later this half hour, we'll look at sexual addiction. and also, how millions of americans say they struggle with it. >> and a number of politicians. >> apparently. >> yes. as karen travers reported a moment ago, the economy was the number one issue the republicans talked about last night. >> oil and gas prices have started to come down a little bit. but there are other economic challenges, including unemployment. t.j. winick has more on this. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: good morning, peggy and daniel. call it the dow's dismal slide. the economic indicator is down 6.8%, just since the beginning of last month. another disappointing day as the market closed up just over a point. there is high anxiety on wall street, as investors hope to break a six-week stock slump, the market's worst losing streak since 2002.
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on friday, the dow jones industrials plummeted 172 points, closing below 12,000 for the first time since march. >> until we see that companies are hiring again, that consumers are gaining confidence in spending again, it's likely you'll see a downward or sideways trend on wall street. >> reporter: part of the uncertainty is being fueled by the debate over the debt limit. a deal on an extension is still being hammered out by republicans and democrats. >> hopefully in the debt limit negotiations, we can get a downpayment on spending cuts and debt reduction. and i think that would help calm the markets. >> reporter: seeking solutions to the 9.1% unemployment rate, president obama took his jobs and competitiveness council, to an energy-efficient lighting plant in durham, north carolina. one idea he announced was a combined public/private sector program to train 10,000 new american engineers every year. while offering incentives to students who finish their degrees and help universities pay for their engineering programs.
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>> we know that if we're going to maintain our leadership in technology and innovation, our companies need the world's brightest workers. american workers. >> reporter: new numbers are coming out this week on retail sales, housing starts and prices, providing more data on just how far the american economy must rebound. peggy and daniel? a group of hackers reached the u.s. senate's website. they say they did it for fun. investigators on capitol hill insist no senate security was compromised. the group of hackers known as lolz said they broke into the computer network to prove how vulnerable it is. that group claims to have hacked into several high-profile websites recently, including those at pbs, sony and nintendo. new zealand is still rattled after it was jolted by aftershocks. the tremors came 4 months after the quake killed 180 people there. this time, it claimed the life of an elderly nursing home resident. the bbc's nick bryant reports now from christchurch. >> reporter: the quake-weary residents of christchurch have
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grown used to aftershocks. but none as strong as this. in the space of 20 minutes, the city was hit by two major tremors, with the power to bring down buildings and spread panic. >> it's just really tiring. that's what it is, it's just really exhausting. and then, you sit here in town and you wonder if the house is standing. >> everything just went crack, bang. i'm feeling jittery now. >> reporter: the shopping centers were evacuated. schools were shut. and power was cut to tens of thousands of homes. residents here are at their wit's end. and dozens more families have now decided to leave for good. since the earthquake in february, 50,000 residents have relocated elsewhere, in new zealand and australia. this has been a city trying hard to rebuild. but its central business district is still completely shut down. and the latest tremors caused further damage to buildings partially destroyed in february's more powerful quake.
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once famed for its livability, many are asking whether christchurch has a future. the city's mayor described the tremors as very, very scary. and said the people of christchurch were very nervous. but new zealand's earthquake monitoring agency has warned that the tremors will likely trigger a new cycle of heavier quakes. nick bryant, bbc news, sydney. here at home, there was some kind of storm in eastern colorado. the dark clouds rolled in and the golf ball-sized hail and heavy rain came down. no serious damage or injuries were reported. at the end of it all, a rainbow stretched across the sky. there it is. not a double rain by by the way, just a single rainbow. >> i'm used to seeing that, though. i lived in colorado. i went to school there. it's true. you get hail like that. but the sky there is so vast that the storms can be really incredible. kind of beautiful in some ways. let's take a look at your weather, speaking of. severe storms with golf ball-sized hail in oklahoma
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city, kansas city, st. louis, nashville, louisville, also atlanta. heavy rain and thunderstorms from bismarck to indianapolis. showers in the northeast and florida. a few sprinkles in seattle and across montana. >> a heck of an umbrella with golf ball-sized hail. 70s in billings, boise and salt lake city. near 80 in omaha. 86 in kansas city. just 61 in boston. 92 in atlanta. and 94 in new orleans. well, this story is from right here in new york city, where lots of people in chinatown were wondering what all the buzz was about. >> turns out, it was all about the swarm of bees that was just kind of hanging out and flying around on a street light. kind of odd to look at it there. it's unclear why they chose to spend their afternoon on that particular street light. >> have you been stung by a bee recently, though? >> not recently. >> i recently was. i forgot how much it hurts. it's very painful. it didn't hurt as much when you were a kid. >> yeah. >> the whole thing forced the street to close. ultimately, a beekeeper was brought in to take care of this buzzy situation. >> sticky situation, maybe. we'll be right back with
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i've acknowledged it. i'm trying to make it up to my wife and my family. >> reporter: one way he says he hopes to start making things right, by seeking professional help. he's following in some well-known footsteps. those of actor david duchovny and, of course, tiger woods. tiger said it helps but it's not a cure. >> just because i've gone through treatment doesn't mean it stops. i'm trying as hard as i possibly can, each and every day, to get my life better and better and stronger. >> reporter: sex addiction. is it real? there's broad debate about whether it's a problem of self-control or an actual addiction. >> we're not talking about people who just like a lot of sex. we're talking about individuals where sex controls their lives. >> i'm bill. >> i'm george. >> i'm mark. >> i'm doug. i'm a recovering sex addict. >> reporter: an estimated 14 million americans claim to have sex addiction. that's 1 in every 17 adults. most of them are men. but the few willing to talk about it are usually women. >> i realized something was more than just early promiscuity in
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my life, when i couldn't stop. >> reporter: each year, thousands like samantha, a married mother of two, seek help at treatment centers, which usually involve education, individual and group therapy, even a 12-step program. >> i had an affair. actually had two affairs. and i hid them very well. my husband had no idea. >> reporter: and this has become the information superhighway of temptation. >> it allows for early access, affordable access, and anonymous access. the internet has caused a huge boom in our business, unfortunately. it's the crack cocaine of sex addition. >> reporter: but for some, the lack of judgment is so breathtaking. keeping a mistress in your home. pursuing an intern in the oval office. sending pornographic pictures of yourself online. is there something more to it? one offender suggests, ego and power. >> i think i did something for the worst possible reason.
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just because i could. >> reporter: claire shipman, abc news, washington. >> at least he sort of says that. we discussed this quite a bit. the weinergate scandal. a lot of people say it's ego, sort of this needing constant attention and adulation from people. >> and maybe people have a legitimate sexual addiction. others may be looking for forgiveness. hoping it blows over. >> when you mix that with power, and people with access to a lot of people, you get a disastrous situation. >> exactly. well, coming up, a real-life drama off camera for a reality tv star. no sex addiction here. >> no sex addiction here. but we're talking about tori spelling, who she is blaming for this car crash she just had. all the details next in "the skinny.owowowowowowowowowowowoww
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ it is time for "the skinny." ♪ skinny so skinny ♪ it is time for "the skinny." we start with a story about actress tori spelling. so, she's pregnant. >> with her third. >> with her third child. >> she has cute kids. >> yeah.
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adorable, little kids. she was on her way to -- i don't know where she was on her way to. i think she was on her way to a preschool. she was in a serious car accident, after the paparazzi was trying to chase her and get pictures. you can see where she crashed her car. part of that wall was broken off. fortunately, everybody's okay. she was treated. her children were okay. she's okay. she was very outspoken on twitter, talking about how the paparazzi tried to come after her. what has to happen. you know, this guy, apparently -- or woman -- got out and took the pictures anyway. so, she's worried that somebody will eventually die. we hate to remember back to princess diana, who was tracked down by paparazzi. it can be very dangerous. >> actually hunted by paparazzi. i've seen this firsthand, when you see the paparazzi going after somebody. and they will stop at nothing to get that picture. that's where their income comes from. when you buy the magazines, that's what you're paying for. >> remember that. next story, we're talking about teresa guidice. she's on "the real housewives of new jersey." very controversial figure.
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some people think she's sort of the energy behind all of the negative energy, all the stuff that happens on that show. she's being sued by a family that was at a bar. the hard rock hotel. they were there. she jumped up and as she does, grabbed the champagne bottle and started spraying it over the entire bar. the family that was there asked the crew of bravo. here she is, wait a minute, here comes the table flipping moment. ready for it? there she goes. in peak form. she sprayed some champagne into the eye of a fellow diner. and this woman, yolanda martinez, says she's going to sue the guidice family, and also bravo, saying they foster this hostility and violence, to get viewers for the show. which we would say, yeah, that's sort of what the whole thing is about. i thought they were broke. didn't they claim bankruptcy? if they're getting sued, i don't know what's left. speaking of getting sued, there's a little bit of that folded into this next story. >> oh, no. >> maybe we can see and hear
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what we're talking about here. cover your ears if you don't love teen pop candy. this is rebecca black's "friday" song. that's on repeat in my ipod, over and over again. >> even our editors found this painful to edit. >> yeah. >> just this little clip. >> as we torture everyone listening. this has been viewed about 165 million times on youtube. at one point, they decided to try to put up a pay wall, which means you have to pay $3 to watch it. guess what? that didn't work out well. so, they've taken it down. fortunately, you can watch it anytime you want. pull it up right now. >> this is the song you hear if you go to hell. this is on repeat. you can't get away from it. someone doing extremely well, moving on from this. he wants to get money for the song. jessica simpson is getting a lot of money for her shoes. she has an incredible fashion line. in fact, it's a billion dollar fashion line. >> she's had fashion no-nos over the years. >> she says she is going to teach people how to design on a new tv show. she's launching a reality show. probably on nbc, where she will show people how to design. i think some of her stuff is really cute. >> i really have no opinion at
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here's some stories to watch today on abc news. president obama travels from miami to puerto rico to make history. the last time a sitting president visited puerto rico was in 1961. just 10% of the huge wildfire that is burning still in eastern arizona, is contained. just 10%. today's controlled burnouts could prevent the flames from threatening new mexico. and the troubled broadway production "spider-man," opens tonight. it has been delayed six times. mostly due to safety issues. everybody here in manhattan and across the country are waiting to see how the reviews will be. how will spidey do after all the hoopla? >> we should do a field trip and go see it. >> i would do it. i'd love to.
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finally, our favorite story of the day. >> that was lame. >> all right. one, two, three. >> okay. that was pretty good. okay. one more. >> we don't even need to be here. we do what we can for the environment. some recycle. some use efficient lighting. >> how about this? two florida women cut back on their driving. they decided to ride their horses to work. they ride their horses to work and save money on gas, too. here's our favorite story of the day. >> reporter: kara and jane can't get enough when it comes to riding their horses. >> a bad day on a horse is better than a good day anywhere else as far as we're concerned. >> reporter: one is a chiropractor, the other does her billing. by car, it's about a five-minute drive to the office. >> the gas prices kept getting higher and hirer. and i said to jane, why don't we ride our horses? we've got a backyard to put them in. and we can ride back and forth. we love to ride. >> reporter: so, once a month
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ladio wo kara rides maya. and jane is on blackhawk. >> i'll see you at the office. >> we have riddenitha with these two. so, riding on the road was nothing to them. >> reporter: riding the horses is cleaner in a lot of ways than driving a car. but they do tend to make somewhat of a mess. that's what this shovel is for, and these husbands. >> he's having a poop. >> oh, no! >> got to call the poop patrol. >> reporter: blackhawk did his business in the mcdonald's drive-through line. but the husbands quickly arrived to do the scooping. after about 45 minutes of riding up the road and past the gas pump, the ladies make it to the office. this one trip didn't save much gas. but they hope people will take notice and think of other ways to get around. whether it's riding bikes, like their friend and her daughter. walking. or maybe the more realistic option, car pooling. >> you think of the commitment we have to make as a culture to get anywhere, was by wagon or horse or walk.ababababababababab
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