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♪ ♪ >> shout it out. remember that one, folks. a true nail biter up until the last two minutes of game seven of the nba finals. >> ultimately, the heat beating the spurs. king james sitting atop the throne for yet another year. >> here with all highlights, jason page, welcome, jason. >> thank you. >> take us through some of the key plays. >> let's go to the highlights. lebron james in this series, fantastic. look here, had five three pointers in this entire series coming into this game. he had seven, i should say in the first six games of the series. had five tonight. five big three pointers. >> from half court. >> mario chalmers to end the third quarter. 72-71, leonard comes back. hits a three. 90-88.
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spurs, two opportunities. leonard a miss from three here. tim duncan, point-blank range, against the shoulder of shane battier. duncan who never shows emotion showed plenty of it here. he knows it was a big opportunity missed. come out of the time-out. lebron james, 19 feet. daggers the ball game over. simple as the that for miami. they celebrate, that's all there is left to do in miami. heat, big win. 95-88. look, you have to give miami credit. they beat the best team in the west. i pick san antonio to win the series in seven games. i will fall on my sword now. say i screwed it up. miami give them all the credit in the word. look, back to back championships for the team. >> no doubt. it changes the narrative dramatically. i don't think there has ever been a franchise and a player where one game completely changed the narrative. if miami loses this game. >> this team next year.
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>> if miami loses this game, a chance chris bosch isn't back next year. talking lebron james, opting out at the end of his contract. maybe going back to cleveland. changes everything. back-to-back championships. puts them on a different level. with parity in the nba beak the way it is now, you may not see many back-to-back championships anymore. >> no doubt. this is kind of dynasty situation here. you heard lebron after the game saying really great things. do you think this is going to help, you know assuage the james haters. this guy is the real deal. and he is, he has grown up. you know what, let's give him the credit that is due. >> if one title didn't do it, why would a second. 71% of the people, darren revalle does a great job he had a tweet. 71% of people that didn't like lebron james, don't like him because of the decision. remember when he said he was going to go to play in miami. bringing my talent to south beach. that was a big thing. that ticked off a lot of people rubbed them the wrong way.
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>> to me the catwalk thing that rubbed me the wrong way. lowest of the low. >> never done that at abc. >> i did walk the catwalk. i didn't win any championships. >> wasn't quite the same. >> give all the credit in the world to san antonio. amazing season for the team. >> no doubt. >> i want to ask about lebron inc. this guy is big before. what does this mean for the business of lebron james? >> listen, it can't get bigger. you are talking about a guy, a mega superstar. a guy now has two titles. this silences the rest of the critics. if you don't like lebron. you don't like him based on style. you don't like him based on the decision. you can't deny what he has done as a basketball player, 37 points. 12 rebounds in this game tonight. he couldn't have been better when it mattered the most. if you don't like lebron. it is more of a you problem than a him problem. >> poor tim duncan, so many titles. misses the key shot. one of the greatest of all time. just going to tarnish his legacy? do you think he will get a chance to come back? >> listen, oklahoma city will
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come back with russell westbrook healthy next year. clippers, and chris paul. and a trade to bring doc rivers over as the head coach. maybe get kevin garnett into the mix. golden state warriors very good next year. very difficult for san antonio to get this kind of opportunity again. >> it really is. final thoughts. miami. going, one, two, three, what did he go up to eight. think he will get another one. is there no reason to think miami couldn't do this a few more times? >> talked how hard the west is. the east its a lot easier than the west. chicago will have derrick rose, but miami was better when they had derrick rose. indian that next toughest competition. then you look at the knicks. miami should be back in the nba finals next year. >> no argument there. who will they play? jason thank you so much. appreciate it. king james gets his second ring.
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still to come. a study turns conventional wisdom on its head. >> researchers say it is not as difficult as once thought for a woman in her late 30s to get pregnant. we'll tell you more. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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>> new fertility research out that could give women, many women hoping of getting pregnant in their late 30s something to be happy about. >> new article in the atlantic, could ease the mind of women with what some call baby panic. abc's abbie boudreau has the story. >> i want a baby now. >> reporter: like tina fey's character in "baby mama" many women worry they're waiting too long to get pregnant. but the author of "how long can you wait to have a baby" in "the atlantic" asks what's the rush. >> the period between 35 and 40 is more fertile than many who believe. >> reporter: she had her third child at 40. she said most research they fear the most is based on old data. she said a study found among 38 and 39-year-olds, 80% got pregnant naturally within six months. despite much older research that says one in three women ages 35 to 39, will not get pregnant after a year of trying.
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33-year-old rose pondell, 8 months pregnant disagrees with the article and doesn't see why how waiting could be good. >> you hear a lot in the media that once you hit 35 you really are out of time. >> reporter: dr. jamie griffo says the real decline infertility is for women over 40. >> every two years after age 40, fertility is cut in half. i don't want to be alarmist. or make it sound look you should count on being able to get pregnant. you shouldn't count on it. >> reporter: women in their 30s should feel empowered, not panicked he says. >> there is no real reason to be scared having a baby after 35. yes the risks go up, the number of women have the problems thankfully is still very low even in a woman any late 30s. >> abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles. >> if you walk around the streets of manhattan, you know what they're talking about. these mothers are older and older. >> some times you assume they had help. this is saying natural birth is completely possible. >> good news there. don't take too long. right?
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time for "the mix." a story that i know nothing about. no information on this other than the viral video that is adorable. speaks for itself. an otter appears to be in japan. it gets you a drink out of the vending machine. check it out. don't ask me how old the otter is or, yes, look at this. it says the all. watch this. look at his face. awesome. we got that off the buzz feed. totally cute. >> really cute little guy. this next item maybe not so cute. a 16-foot albino burmese python. >> yeah. >> lives in germany and has the ability to open doors. >> wow. creepy. >> and no longer with us, the video lives on. and it has gone viral. amazing. >> can you imagine? better lock the door. he is gone. not out there anymore. where there is one there is
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others. >> finally. ever been to paris. famous reputation of being rude to americans. a video put out, for cab drivers for tips. they say the british like to be called by the first name. italians shaken by the hand. americans reassured on prices. chinese are fervent shoppers, a smile and hello will fully satisfy them. maybe better next time you go to paris. >> we shall see. >> oui-oui. [ instrumental "world news" polka plays ] ♪
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this morning on "world news now" -- king james still reigns. the heat take the title. >> investors keep a close watch on wall street, hoping for a better day after the dow suffered its worst loss all year. >> lawmakers plan to announce a major deal on immigration reform. we will have a look at what the new legislation could do. >> we know what kim and kanye will call their baby. it does not start with a k. it is more of a direction than a name. how that's for a tease? we'll tell you all about it. it its friday, june 21st. >> announcer: from abc new, this is "world news now." it's friday. it is the first day of summer. the longest day of the year. and -- >> it is all good. right? >> yeah.
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unless you are a san antonio fan. then it is not all good. >> not so good. we will get to that in a little bit. we will start this half-hour, actually, with just this, hey, why wait, dramatic repeat for the heat. >> segue, a segue. >> a nailbiter of a game until the end. the miami heat defeating the san antonio spurs in game 7 of the nba finals. 95-88. >> tim duncan. >> it was not enough, lebron james had 37 points. 12 rebounds. dwyane wade helping the heat when their second straight nba championship. lebron, second straight mvp trophy. >> i'm lebron james from akron, ohio, from the inner city. i'm not each supposed to be here. that is enough. every night i walk into the locker room, i see number 6 with james on the back the i am
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blessed. so what everybody say about me off the court don't matter. i ain't got no worries. >> i ain't got -- love him any way. the heat became the tenth team in the nba history to win at least 80 games. that includes the finals. they won 82 this season. >> a jury has been seated in the george zimmerman murder trial. but it is most likely not what either side was expecting in a highly unusual move this jury is all female and mostly white. abc's matt gutman has the latest from miami, florida. >> stand up and raise your right hand to be sworn. >> reporter: sworn in to decide george zimmerman's fate. experts say a jury box filled with only women is highly unusual. >> women can generally be more emotional, more sympathetic and that generally in this case would favor the prosecution. >> reporter: who is the victim in the case? zimmerman says he shot trayvon martin in self-defense. experts tell us that women are more detail-oriented and tend to ask more questions. why? where? who did it?
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of the six women in the jury, five are white. but there is diversity in their opinion. >> my husband has a 9 millimeter. >> glock or something like that? you tell me what you have. >> a .38 and a couple of rifles. i don't know what they are. >> reporter: there are three women who either have guns or have family members who do. one is a victim of domestic violence. the one minority in the case seems to support the right to self-defense. >> i think everybody is entitled to protect their life. >> reporter: 16 months after trayvon martin was shot the trial slated to begin monday morning. the six women, all women, they could be sequestered for four weeks. matt gutman, abc new, miami. >> that sequestering will start on monday. two to four weeks estimate for the trial. very surprising jury. >> absolutely. really have to give it to the folks who are seated on the jury. so many try to get out of jury duty. they know they're going to be sequestered.
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they have come to meet the challenge anyway. >> no doubt. everybody talked about the jury, white, black, turns out it is only one black woman on the jury. but the fact that it is all women sort of trumped the gender thing trumped the race thing. >> fact it is six people. so used to a jury of 12. it's going to be interesting all around. >> no doubt about it. >> let's talk about the asian stock markets that are down overnight as investors remain worried itch the fed will reduce stimulus programs. the dow dropped 350 points wiping out six weeks of gains. good news on the economic front with the housing market bouncing back. outlook on jobs also improving. >> major deal on border security announced late tire day on capitol hill. the agreement was supposed to be made public yesterday. senate leader harry reid announced late last night it would be this morning instead. with more on the deal, abc's tahman bradley is joining us from washington. hello, tahman. >> reporter: good morning. democrats and republicans say this is hard work. there is a lot of optimism on capitol hill.
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they'll be able to get it done. first, a lot of debate about the security amendment. the amendment would add an additional $3.2 billion for border security. it was introduced. by senator corker of tennessee. >> if this amendment passes i hope it will. i don't know how anybody could argue that the reason they're not supporting this legislation is because we haven't addressed securing the border. >> reporter: added money would be spent on a surge in border patrol staffing. 20,000 new officers, supporters, say there would be an agent every 1,000 feet along the border. it also calls for 700 miles of new fencing. and installing more radar, mobile surveillance, drones and helicopters. senator john mccain in a fiery speech on the senate floor urged his colleagues to support the measure. >> 11 million people live in the shadows and in de facto amnesty and by god they're being exploited every day.
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>> reporter: the new proposal could become part of a compromise bill that would put immigrants living in the u.s. illegally on a path to citizenship as the added security is implemented. but green card would not be handed out until the work is complete. >> we are on the verge of a huge break through on border security. >> reporter: harry reid hopes to finish immigration reform before the fourth of july. john, tai, the senators who introduced the amendment did so hoping to garner republican support for the overall immigration bill yesterday, several gop lawmakers said they're still skeptical. john, tai. >> thank you. the first statewide ban on the sale of crib bumper pads takes place in maryland. health officials say bumpers offer no meaningful benefit but can suffocate and strangle infants. any one who ships or sells crib bumper pads to a buyer in maryland could face a fine $500 for each bumper. >> a san francisco couple dubbed the landlords from hell pled guilty to terrorizing tenants
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they were trying to evict. kip and nicole macy are accused of soaking one victim's clothes, bed and electronics with ammonia. they also cut a huge hole in the living room. the couple's former property manager said they threatened him when he refused to cut support beams below a tenant's floor. >> the one day they told me that if i come to the building they will shoot me. that they have of a weapon. they will shoot me. >> the couple was to be tried in 2010 but escaped to italy. they were extradited. thr facing now four years in prison. >> the superstar david beckham caused a fan frenzy stampede in china. his arrival set off pandemonium. it left at least seven people injured. beckham was to meet and coach members of the school's soccer team. he was quickly whisked away. the event was canceled. >> residents of singapore told to stay indoors the country suffers the worst air quality in its history. smog fueled by a raging fire has
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hung over singapore for days. organizers canceled football and sailing competitions map. nearby malaysia canceled school and banned open fires. as for the weather here at home. more rain from south dakota to wisconsin. showers, thunderstorms in the gulf, most of florida dry. northeast, humidity starts to creep back. hot, dry, windy in the southwest. >> cool again in the pacific northwest highs in the 60s, low 70s. early morning fog keeps temperatures down in southern california. honolulu, miami around 90. >> we have heard of wedding crashers and photo bombers how often do you see both at the same time. >> not only both but in the form of a wild animal. newlyweds posing for photographs when the tiger bombs the photo. >> the reception at a zoo in devon, england. now all makes sense. there it is the glass wall. thankfully keeping the tiger confined. the couple caught up in the moment they didn't realize the tiger had gotten so close. >> the look in the tiger's face. looks like he is looking for
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lunch. a steely gaze. >> they have no clue. i am creeping up on them. >> great photo right. >> listen, coming up. kim and kanye's baby if you haven't heard enough about the baby. we know its name. of course unusual. >> very unusual name. we'll tell you about it. first a new effort to bring an american prisoner of war home. he was being held hostage by the taliban for four years. we will have details ahead. you are watching "world news now". >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. weather brought to by colonial enn life insurance. it's usually when i want to wear my favorite dress
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there appears to be an all out effort to bring home an american soldier held captive by the taliban for years. >> the state department has confirmed the u.s. is prepared to negotiate to bring the captured soldier home. abc's david wright has more on the ordeal and the soldier's family. >> reporter: a private first-class when his taliban captors sent out this video. >> i am scared. scared i won't be able to go home. and it is very unnerving to be a prisoner. >> reporter: that was four years ago. the private is now a sergeant promoted twice in captivity. but the only real stripes for the soldier are the yellow ribbons on the trees back home. >> he has been gone far too long. we continue to call for and work for his safe and immediate release.
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>> reporter: military raids and offers of reward have failed to produce results. a glimmer of hope, confirmation the u.s. is prepared to negotiate with the taliban for his release. the u.s. officials won't say if they'll agree to taliban demand for a prisoner exchange. >> we have not made a decision to transfer any taliban detainees from guantanamo bay. >> reporter: in small town idaho, neighbors remember him as a charming kid who worked in the local coffee shop, liked to dance, fence and ride his mountain bike. for his parents an agonizing or deal. >> when they hear their son could be released. that's good news. >> not soon enough probably. >> the sooner the better. >> reporter: the u.s. military prides itself on never leaving a man behind. the war won't truly be over until the sergeant comes home. david wright, abc news, los angeles. >> let's hope it is soon. >> absolutely.
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a testament to how difficult the captivity has been. he has been forced to participate in five taliban propaganda videos in captivity. >> this is an amaze thing. he was believed to have made a daring escape attempt. jumped from a first floor window in a mud brick house in pakistan and in underbrush and forests three days later they found him covered in leaves virtually naked back in captivity. can't happen soon enough. >> so very difficult. all right, coming up we'll switch things up a little bit and talk about kim and kanye's little girl. we have a name, folks. >> it's unusual to say the least. we'll tell you what that is. you are watching "world ne
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♪ skinny so skinny >> all right, y'all. time for "the skinny." have to start with kim and kanye west. their baby we, have a name. you know it wasn't going to be something like jane or mary. this is like, according to the birth certificate from cedars-sinai hospital, the first name is north. >> north. >> last name is west. >> put it together. you get northwest. >> northwest. i don't know what i think about it. it's a little different. but it's nice enough. could have been a lot worse. what do you think? >> i think they may change it
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you certainly have the right to change it. i think this is to get us talking then they will reveal the real thing down the line. >> do they have a nickname picked for north? >> norie. supposed to be the nickname. >> sound like a storm, nor'easter. north. i don't think anybody picked that in las vegas. >> the oddsmakers, very good point. >> jennifer garner and her marriage to ben affleck. apparently it all stems, or revolves around the red sox. jennifer garner said her marriage to ben wouldn't have happened without the red sox. world series victory in 2004. if they hadn't won. i don't think i'd be married with three kids. she told that to the usa today. she said i would have been considered a jinx. boston fans so serious about their superstitions think they can control what they do wearing a shirt or where they sit. garner and affleck married in 2005 and now a big red sox fan
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as well. and she can recite the lineup. who knows if the red sox did not break the curse, they might not be married and might not have three kids. >> i can so relate to that. just see that, that's real. maybe tonight with the miami heat winning, there are some blossoming relationships that are now going to the next step. >> wouldn't be surprised. lot of champagne flowing. something might happen afterwards. >> johnny depp. wears the glasses. tinted. looks cool. they're for a reason. apparently he has had very bad eyesight problems since he was born. he says he is basically blind as a bat in his left eye. so he is 50 years old. wears the glasses. can't wear corrective contacts. has to wear the glasses. when he makes a movie it is really hard for him. >> not because he looks so cool. really, truly, legit. >> yeah, funny playing jack sparrow. that might have been because he can only see a few feet. in front of his face when he
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participates in a movie role. >> amazing, johnny depp seems to be getting younger. all the actors from his generation starting to look old. looks as young as ever. >> i do think for actors, 50 is the new, i don't know what. he is 50. we have other 50-year-olds, tom cruise. >> all for it. >> brad pitt. >> lucky guys. now the women are doing pretty great, too. >> absolutely. johnny depp falls from the horse the video yesterday. shooting a tunt for the new movie, "lone ranger." fell from the horse. really dramatic. >> look forward to that. kirstie alley, she settled a $130,000 lawsuit after making false claims that she lost 100 pounds from diet product alone. and this is the diet product called organic liaison, settling the lawsuit. she is the 62-year-old former star from cheers, credited organic liaison the sole reason for the 100 pound weight loss.
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disgruntled customer sued her and claimed the product didn't work. part of the settlement, she was ordered to pay the woman and attorneys, $130,000. according to "national enquirer." settlement agreed for removal of the term "proven product" from the website and the company has to issue a disclaimer, that organic liaison is a calorie-based weight loss product. $130,000. >> interesting they went after her. don't blame the messenger. be aware if you will endorse the product as a celebrity. they hold you liable, not the makers of the product now. >> she had to cough up $130,000 weight loss products. buyer beware. caveat 'em tore as they say. >> fine print. during the commercial they throw it at you anyway. >> some of them are so over the top silly. i don't know how anybody would take them seriously. i don't know much about this product. i can't speak for it. there you go. all right, we'll be back in a little built.
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♪ shake off your blues when you put on your shoes ♪ >> have you heard, friday is here. not soon enough. no shortage of big headlines this week. >> the wire tapping scandal plagued president obama's overseas trip with the g-8 leaders and loss of one of the truly great actors of our time. here's friday "rewind." >> we don't have to sacrifice our freedom to achieve security. that's a false choice. that doesn't mean that there are not tradeoffs involved in any given program, any given action that we take. >> i think he is a traitor. if we had this before 9/11 and had been able to use that program, that capability we might well have been able to
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prevent 9/11. >> i just ask that you measure what you are going to do and not release any more information. >> it was either a terrorist attack that they wanted to ignore or an accident as a result of military operations that went wrong. >> it is clear security services won't tolerate the kind of unrest we have seen so far but the violent crackdowns have only energized the protesters. >> we have a crime scene in there, a fire in there, downed power lines in there, we have trees falling each time there is a gust of wind. >> none of us moved to alaska to be this hot. >> suffice to say these victims were repeatedly exposed to subhuman living conditions, such as -- were frequently denied meals. access to bathroom visits. >> you don't come after people with kids. and i told him he messed with the wrong -- witch. >> it looked anything but
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playful. it looked serious. she looked very frightened. very upset. >> i think especially the men are seen as the leaders of this. so we need to try to figure out how to create education better. >> tony soprano was one of the greatest characters ever on television. he changed the way people thought of the whole medium. and, no one could have played him like james gandolfini. ♪ somewhere in the night >> all right. interesting week we had. what are you going to do this weekend? >> this weekend my nephew and godson jesse graduate hide high school. we will have a big party, for him, a shindig thing going on long island and get the whole family together. congratulations to jesse. how about yourself? >> excellent. i think we are -- the solstice -- heading to the park. all this stuff for kids to do. >> check it out.
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good morning. i'm jo r. >> i'm tai hernandez here are the top headlines on "w " >> in a highly l move, an all-fe has been seated in the george zimmerman murde trial. five women are white. their views are diverse with you good morning. i'm john muller. >> i'm tai hernandez. here are the top headlines on worl >> in a highly unusual move, an all-femal3inorgenurdo five women are 3 thare with o >> president obamaplan cf1 his for outgoing fbu he is nominating the number two man at the justice department under presidens james comey. eelo massive intelligence leak at the nshe pte fnduc the background check on whistleblower edward snowden, under investigation, accused of systematic failures to adequately conduct investigations. >> kim and kanye's baby's name revealed, the little girl has reportedly been named northwest.
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and called norie for short. those are some of our top stories on this friday, june 21st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." north west for kim and kanye's baby, what do you think? >> she'll always know where she is headed. let's begin with worries about the economy here and around the world. >> overseas markets are lower this morning after a drop in the dow. here with more is abc's marci gonzalez. >> reporter: from the opening bell, deja vu of plunging stocks. the worst day of the year on wall street with the dow dropping by more than 350 points at the close. the second consecutive day of stunning selloffs. >> people start panicking. so they sold. >> reporter: investors say the drop is largely due to of all things good news about the economy. federal reserve chairman ben bernanke announcing if the economy continues improving the central bank could soon begin
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winding down its stimulus program which pumps $85 billion into the market each month to keep it afloat. >> we have had training wheels on our economy quite some time now. we are getting word the training wheels are going to have to come off, slowly come off. we are going to see if we can ride this bike on our own. >> reporter: market uncertainty has had some impact, leading to mortgage rates climbing above 4% for the first time in a year. abc news, chief economic correspondent rebecca jarvis says traders on the floor of the stock exchange aren't worried. >> the dow so far this year is up more than 10%. and we are still just 5% below the all-time record highs that were hit last month. >> reporter: but some traders say this kind of selloff is to be expected after what has been a roller coaster week on wall street, with the dow either up or down by triple digits each day. marci gonzalez, abc news, new york. >> all right, america has a new nba champion this morning that is the miami heat, that is, they
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clenched a nail-biter, went done to the end. beat the san antonio spurs, 95-88. closer than that. lebron james, 37 points. 12 rebounds. dwyane wade adding 23 points. 10 rebounds. helping the heat win their second straight nba championship. lebron his second straight mvp trophy. >> i work on my game a lot throughout off season, i put a lot of work into it. and to be able to come out here and the results happened. out on the floor is the ultimate. it's the ultimate. i am at a loss for words. >> the heat becoming the nba's first repeat champions since the lakers back in 2010. the first time to beat the spurs in the nba finals. >> new immigration reform deal is expected to be announced today on capitol hill. it will call for the doubling of the size of the u.s. border patrol to 38,000 officers and completing the 700 mile fence along the border. with mexico. it is seen as an effort to get conservatives on board with the bill. republican-led effort to trim the food stamp program failed in
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the house. it would have cut $2 billion annually from food stamps and let state-imposed broad work requirements on those who receive them. republican lawmakers say the cuts aren't deep enough. >> learning details surrounding the death of "the sopranos" star, james gandolfini. an autopsy under way. in rome this morning, we are hearing the doctors worked 40 minutes to save the actor's life. he spent the day wednesday sightseeing with his sister and 13-year-old son when he was struck by an apparent heart attack. james gandolfini was 51 years old. here at home, a racial controversy building steam in the kitchen of a popular celebrity chef. talking paula deen. deen being sued by a former employee who said she suggested using black men to serve at a plantation wedding because she likes the civil war look. deen said she didn't mean anything about it derogatory. deen admits to having used the n word but says that was a very long time ago. it is getting very serious now for her. because the twitterverse, on
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line all lit up. now the sponsors, food network, starting to really pull back. and, once that happens, your career is really in trouble. >> yeah, she is no stranger to controversy, when she announced she had diabetes, lost weight. people talked about the fact that some of her food wasn't healthy. this is very, very different. and you know, it's a difficult storm to weather for anyone. >> very difficult storm to weather. see how it goes over the next few days. everything you hear about it makes you wince. all right, moving on. americans watching more tv, working less. a survey from labor department shows average american, aged 15 or older spent 3 1/2 hours doing work related activities last year down from 2011. as far as time spent in front of the tv, tube, americans watch tv three hours a day. some of us are getting more sleep too. time spent sleeping edged up to 8:44. i wish. from 8:40 in 2010. >> dozens of wildfires are blazing across the west this morning as firefighters struggle
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in hot, dry, windy conditions to put them out. burned out shells are all that is left of hundreds of homes once stood. abc's clayton sandel looks at why this is happening so often. >> reporter: out of control fires chewing up the west. in colorado some residents are coming back to the black forest finding 500 homes reduced to ash. >> i can't even tell what the hell anything is. >> reporter: highly destructive fire seasons are becoming the new normal. partly because more people are building homes like this in overgrown forests. scientists say it is made much worse by climate change. climate experts blame extreme drought and global temperatures running hotter than average every single month for 28 years straight. and research shows wildfires already burning bigger and more often. on average, torching twice as much ground as 40 years ago. plus fire season is now two months longer than it used to be. relief from rain may help in the
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short term. but the long-term picture looks a lot like this. clayton sandel, abc news, morrison, colorado. >> rain triggering widespread flooding in parts of canada and the city of calgary, raging floodwaters washing out roads and bridges. take a look at the video. carrying away cars and furniture. entire neighborhoods, ordered to evacuate. many people had to be rescued. from the rapidly rising water. the downpours aren't expected to end any time soon. here is a look at your weather as we welcome the arrival of summer today. a great get away day in the northeast. where it will be pleasantly warm and dry. gusty wind across the southwest and four corners. rain for much of florida. >> hot day in the desert southwest. phoenix over 100, warmer than usual in minneapolis, 90. across the pacific northwest, seattle in the upper 60s. >> a heart warming display of puppy love. placing a helpless orphan with an unlikely new family. >> 1-week-old pit bull pup, named nolan is now being nursed by a surrogate, a mama cat and
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four kittens of her own. workers at a cleveland animal shelter paired up nolan with a feline family after he was ejected by his mom. oh, man. nolan spend nine hours a day with his new family. >> so much for natural born enemies just amazing when you see these stories. check him out. fits right in, right. almost at this age, almost looks like he could be a kitten. >> kind of fits right in. i think he's got like a book deal. perfect children's book. right, the little puppy mixed with the kittens. >> very happy they were nice to him. when he gets older. he will be able to look out for the kittens. he's going to be a rough, tough dude. >> someday, he'll be rough, tough dude. >> now, not so much. very cute. all right, coming up. fighting porn with porn. >> the new soft core web see it that highlights love between couples but doesn't leave anything to the imagination either. you are watching "world news now." >> but first -- there is a moment of a lifetime. see a little boy who hears his father's voice for the very first time and hear what his
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>> this next story is really incredible. a 3-year-old boy, hearing his father's voice for the very first time in his life. that's why it is our "favorite story of the day." >> after undergoing experimental procedure, the hearing impaired toddler has a remarkable moment all captured on tape. abc's david muir has the story. >> reporter: this is the moment so many people are talking about, grayson clamp, 3 years old had never heard his father before. >> grayson. >> talk to him, daddy. >> daddy loves you. daddy loves you. >> reporter: grayson points his finger there hearing sound for the first time ever. >> can you hear daddy? daddy loves you. grayson was born without nerves in either of his ears. watch as his father tries to talk with his little boy in this moment has turned back to his book. show me, puppy. >> reporter: little grayson points to the puppy on the book. the moment unfolds.
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dad simply asks his little boy a question. >> do you hear daddy? yes. >> reporter: everyone in the room recognizing it is almost too much for this little boy to comprehend first. it's been almost a month since that moment. and grayson's mother tonight telling us she remembers it like it just happened. >> a mix of overwhelming joy, relief, excitement. >> reporter: without the nerves in his ears, a cochlear implant at 18 months didn't work. so here's what doctors did instead -- an experimental procedure, complex brain surgery, so rare he is the first child to have it in the u.s. bypassing the ears altogether, surgeons insert aid microchip, under the brain's sound processing center right there in the brain stem to stimulate hearing, skipping the ears and going straight for the brain. the operation took eight hours, four weeks, he would spend in the hospital, sleeping with that teddy bear. grayson's mother telling us her son transformed.
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>> he is more aware of what is going on around him. >> reporter: both parents knowing the first words he heard "daddy loves you." >> daddy loves you. david muir, abc news, new york. >> that face. wow. >> unbelievable. and they didn't show the dad's face, you can just imagine as a parent what that moment was like, after, after, going through the surgery, getting their child ready. >> wondering, you know, that reaction said it all. it worked. it worked. he is blown away. quickly like it is just so funny how children are. like when you give them a christmas present. they want to play with the box. he went back to the book. i think he just didn't know how to process it. >> he has a whole new language to learn. right now it is sign language. he has got to learn the actual sounds of the word and everything. >> still have to make the hand movements, because word to him, he doesn't know what they are. sure by now he is probably completely up to speed. that is just a remarkable story. 20% of the u.s. population, 12 years or older has hearing difficulties severe enough to impact their communication.
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>> it is going to happen. more and more. one in five americans has hearing loss. the stride they're making in helping the hearing impaired may help all of us someday. it is expected as we get older it is just going to get worse. >> men apparently more likely to have hearing loss than women. >> is that for real or just pretending not to hear, john. >> there is also that white noise thing couples have after a while, you can talk to the man, yeah, got it. you ask him what? can you repeat that? >> i do that all the time. what did i just say, huh, huh? what did i just say? >> how does he do? >> 50/50. >> 50/50. >> unless he wants to hear you, made him cake. or something. sure he hears that. >> there you go. >> coming up, a radical weapon in the fight against what has become a national addiction. >> one woman's racy crusade to stop the porn industry from misleading viewers you. will hear her story next. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪greatest thing you've ever seen ♪ >> people against pornography in america has been around for generations. in this digital age, many say it has become a national addiction. >> a radical new approach to stop the porn industry is one woman's crusade, call it fighting porn with porn. abc's linsey davis is up all "nightline" with our report.
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♪ call them generation triple x. for millions of kids, hard core porn has become the default sex ed. >> boys were watching porn on their phone during school. yes during independent reading they would do that. >> winifred bonjean-alpart was only 12 years old when she shockingly admitted she had seen porn and understood innuendo. >> we are getting messages from everywhere that are saying if you dress this way you are going to be, either, treated well or you are going to feel powerful. sex is power. >> reporter: winifred featured in a documentary "sexy baby." >> we are like the first generation to have what we have. so there is no one before us that can kind of guide us. >> reporter: experts say kids don't necessarily go looking for porn. one suggestive word searched in google can quickly lead to something they never expected to find and can impact their relationships and how they view intimacy for years to come.
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cindy gallup is a former ad executive turned entrepreneur who thinks the solution ties replace hard core porn with images of real love making. >> i have sex with younger men. >> reporter: she gave this rather straightforward t.e.d. talk in 2009. it went viral. >> there is an entire generation growing up that believes that what you see in hard core pornography is the way that you have sex. >> reporter: now she has a daring new project called make love not porn. a kind of youtube video streaming channel online where real life couples, give us a peek underneath their sheets. the site went public in january and already has more than 100,000 users. turns out people are willing to pay just as much money to watch real love making as the pros. >> we like to call them our make love not porn stars. while kids will continue to outsmart the toughest of parental controls and access porn, the industry is evolving. finding ways to make porn about real love and real bedroom intimacy.
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winifred says she matured since the documentary was filmed and understands the imagery many kids see far too soon doesn't translate to true life or true love. >> if parents are able to talk to their children about what real love and real sex later on is, most of the kids i know would trust our parents over two porn stars that we have never met. >> reporter: for "nightline," linsey davis in new york. >> what an eye-opener, how young the kids are. >> man, you have to have the conversation with your kids and you have to have it early. it will find them. there is no escaping it. somewhere they're going to hit a button. go, wow, wasn't expecting that. >> one letter off in the url you are done. >> in the old days maybe the first experience for a teenage boy was a "playboy" magazine in somebody's closet, their dad's closet. whatever. the stuff you are seeing now is mind-boggling. really totally different thing. >> interesting piece, linsey. >> have the talk.
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>> pretty intense. zombies seem to be quite in these days from the hit amc series "the walking dead" to this release sure to be a hit. it should after spending $350 million to make. anyway, we'll get to the reviews. richard roeper from the chicago sun-times says "world war z" provides nearly nonstop action, a few scenes of zombies chomping at the air as they sniff out their prey. joe morgan stern from "wall street journal," mr. pitt -- ground him in unspoken wisdom, unflappable courage and unforced charm, lucky to have him on our side. sound more like a true action flick rather than horror-type zombie classic film. >> preview says it all. >> yeah. >> up next, monster university from our parent company walt disney's pixar animation. 14th feature from pixar and prequel to monster inc. this is the first and only female driven story -- yea -- we have seen released from pixar. if you know the monsters franchise recognize many popular
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characters from the teal fur ball mammoth, john goodman, and the mike voice by billy crystal. here is a clip. >> james p. sullivan. >> mike wyzowski. listen it was quite delightful meeting you and whatever that is. if you don't mind i have to study my scaring. >> you don't need to study scaring. you just do it. >> really? >> early reviews are very good. with pixar animation hard to miss. some of what the critics are saying. marshal finn of hollywood says monsters university is the most consistently funny movie of the year, animated or not. that's hollywoodandfind. and michael sullivan, it may be children's terror that powers the movie's fictional universe. but the energy lights it up. >> sound like a good one. i enjoyed the first one. >> that's it. >> announcer: more americans choose abc news to see the whole picture.
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so they sold. >> this morning on "world news now" -- hoping for a rebnd. >> people got upon i cany. so they sold. >> this morning on "world news now" -- hoping for a rebound. the market opens down today after the worst day of the year on wall street. but there is a silver lining. plus -- >> i'm lebron james from akron, ohio, from the inner city. i am not even supposed to be here. that's enough. every day i walk into the locker room, i see number 6 james on the back, i am blessed. >> all right. king james, tops the basketball throne again. it is a nail-biter to the end. but the heat was just too hot for the spurs. all the highlights and analysis of this amazing series. >> then surprising new information about a woman's fertility that could give women in their late 30s hope of having a child on this friday, june 21st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now."
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good morning, everybody. it is the first day of summer. today the summer solstice. the longest day of the year. pretty cool. >> i like that. >> good morning everyone. >> i'm tai hernandez in for diana perez. >> good to have you here. ready to rock 'n' roll. >> bumps, ups and downs. >> we head into the weekend with stock markets going in one direction that is down. the dow off 350 points yesterday. the worst day of the year. wiping out months of gains. >> because of positive economic news. abc's rebecca jarvis explains how that is possible. >> reporter: the big drop is part of a roller coaster week for your money. the dow up or down triple digits every day. so what's driving the volatility? actually, good news. >> we are stronger. we are stronger. our economy is getting better. >> reporter: the best month for
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existing home sales in 3 1/2 years. improvements in jobs. all of this means there is less need for this man, fed chair ben bernanke to keep pumping billions into the system. >> easiest way to say it is we have had training wheels on our economy quite some time now. now we are getting word that the training wheels are going to have to come off. slowly come off. we're going to it see if we can ride this bike on our own. >> reporter: the uncertainty leading to higher mortgage rates above 4% first time in a year. but still some of the cheapest borrowing in history. >> let's look at it. >> reporter: for example in california, the turnbull family can buy their dream home for about $2,000 a month at today's rates. but three decades ago the same house, at the same price, would have cost $5,000 a month. because mortgage rates back then were above 12%. >> don't panic. you enjoyed the ride. look at your portfolio performance so far this year you are very happy with returns you have seen. >> what does all of this mean for the average investor for your money.
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well your 401(k) and ira even after the negativity on wall street over the last couple days is still looking about 10% better. in fact, we're still, just 5% below the all-time record highs hit last month in may. rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> speaking of nail-biters, a nail-biter to the end last night in miami where the miami heat edged out san antonio spurs in game seven of the nba finals. 95-88. lebron james, 37 points. 12 rebounds. dwayne wade, 23 points. 10 rebounds, helping the heat repeat as nba champions. sports radio host, jason page will have a complete wrap up later this half-hour. >> this series was a great series. so tense. every game, competitive. wasn't a blowout at the end. a lot of people rooting for a close one. closer than the score. just for the heat and lebron james. talk about being too legit to quit. really takes that to another level. >> i love what he had to say after the game.
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he was honored and blessed to be in it. what a moment. i wonder what that must feel like for them. >> must be incredible. talk to jason, our expert in a little while. it should be an interesting chat for sure if you're a basketball fan. all right, let's talk about the zimmerman trial, a jury has been seated in the murder trial of george zimmerman charged with killing an unarmed black teenager, trayvon martin, the jury, by the way, all female. very interesting. mostly white. the six women have diverse views. three come from families with guns. one is a victim of domestic violence who seems to support the right to self defense. without question this jury is highly unusual. >> women can generally be more emotional, more sympathetic, that generally in this case would favor the prosecution. >> however, legal experts say that on the other hand a woman may be less biased than a man in the case, likely, less likely to have ever before been in a physical fight. >> president obama plans to announce his replacement today for outgoing fbi director robert mueller, nominating james comey, the number two man at the justice department under george
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w. bush. comey best known for refusing to give in when the bush administration wanted him to reauthorize the controversial no warrant wiretapping program. another twist this morning in the massive intelligence like at nsa, turns out, the private firm that conducted the background check on whistleblower edward snowden is under investigation. for two years the inspector general looking into usis for what is being called systematic failures to adequately conduct investigations. >> police plan to go back to the home of new england patriots tight end aaron hernandez today with another warrant based on evidence that he destroyed his home security system. investigator close to the case told abc news, sources also say when hernandez turned over his cell phone it was in pieces. as if some one was trying to damage components inside. >> "the sopranos" fans mourn the death of actor james gandolfini. investigators are working to find an exact cause of death. an autopsy conducted to day in
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rome. in a heartbreaking end to a family holiday. abc's lama hasan has the latest from rome. >> reporter: it was a father/son vacation, the new jersey-born raised star, with his 13-year-old son michael who just graduated junior high. in rome, exploring their italian roots. the actor who was to be honored at a film festival seen by tourists enjoying a meal with his son at an outdoor restaurant. at 10:00 p.m., gandolfini reportedly becomes ill in his room at the hotel in central rome. his son calls the hotel staff who rush to the room and call for an ambulance. the paramedics administer first aid at the scene before racing him to the hospital. at 10:40, gandolfini arrives at the hospital. we spoke with the director of the emergency department. he says, gandolfini was in cardiac arrest when he arrived. they struggled to save him for 40 minutes in the ambulance and at the hospital. but at around 11:00 p.m., the
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actor is declared dead. and those questions about what caused gandolfini's death, what caused him to go into cardiac arrest, just age 51, will begin to be answered when the autopsy is scheduled to take place. lama hasan, abc news, rome. >> controversial christian ministry dedicated to helping gays and lesbians pray the gay away, their slogan, past 37 years. shutting their doors for good. allen chambers, president of exodus international apologized on the website to the gay community for years of undue suffering and judgment. chambers admits trying to change sexual orientations has done more harm than good. >> instagram on the move. facebook says it is adding video to the popular photo sharing app on the heels of vine. instagram has about 100 million users. >> with instagram you can do this. take a look. 5-year-old, caleb-c, an
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accomplished rapper. >> when you have the passion for two things what else its there to do but create your own rap video. take a listen. ♪ you say golf is really hard and i practice every day in my backyard trying to be a big shot hey check out the trick shot boom that just happened a 5-year-old kid i love golf and rapping ♪ >> how can you not love that. caleb made up the raps himself. and move over, jay-z. >> great production value in the video. really well done. >> amazing how times change. golf and rap. easily at home with both. amazing. >> i tell you, speaking from some experience, having made silly videos when i was a kid. his mom is going to want to show that to everyone who walks in the door next 20 years of his life. get ready, kiddo. >> my mom embarrasses me. i know exactly what you are talking about. all right, check it out. coming up, that is, some good news for women in their late 30s who want to have a child. >> interesting news there. first one of the best showdowns in playoff history.
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ >> shout it out. remember that one, folks. a true nail biter up until the last two minutes of game seven of the nba finals. >> ultimately, the heat beating the spurs. king james sitting atop the throne for yet another year. >> here with all highlights, jason page, welcome, jason. >> thank you. >> take us through some of the key plays. >> let's go to the highlights. lebron james in this series, fantastic. look here, had five three pointers in this entire series coming into this game. he had seven, i should say in the first six games of the series. had five tonight. five big three pointers. >> from half court. >> mario chalmers to end the third quarter. 72-71, leonard comes back. hits a three. 90-88.
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spurs, two opportunities. leonard a miss from three here. tim duncan, point-blank range, against the shoulder of shane battier. duncan who never shows emotion showed plenty of it here. he knows it was a big opportunity missed. come out of the time-out. lebron james, 19 feet. daggers the ball game over. simple as the that for miami. they celebrate, that's all there is left to do in miami. heat, big win. 95-88. look, you have to give miami credit. they beat the best team in the west. i pick san antonio to win the series in seven games. i will fall on my sword now. say i screwed it up. miami give them all the credit in the word. look, back to back championships for the team. >> no doubt. it changes the narrative dramatically. i don't think there has ever been a franchise and a player where one game completely changed the narrative. if miami loses this game. >> this team next year. >> if miami loses this game, a chance chris bosch isn't back next year.
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talking lebron james, opting out at the end of his contract. maybe going back to cleveland. changes everything. back-to-back championships. puts them on a different level. with parity in the nba beak the way it is now, you may not see many back-to-back championships anymore. >> no doubt. this is kind of dynasty situation here. you heard lebron after the game saying really great things. do you think this is going to help, you know assuage the james haters. this guy is the real deal. and he is, he has grown up. you know what, let's give him the credit that is due. >> if one title didn't do it, why would a second. 71% of the people, darren revalle does a great job he had a tweet. 71% of people that didn't like lebron james, don't like him because of the decision. remember when he said he was going to go to play in miami. bringing my talent to south beach. that was a big thing. that ticked off a lot of people rubbed them the wrong way. >> to me the catwalk thing that rubbed me the wrong way.
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lowest of the low. >> never done that at abc. >> i did walk the catwalk. i didn't win any championships. >> wasn't quite the same. >> give all the credit in the world to san antonio. amazing season for the team. >> no doubt. >> i want to ask about lebron inc. this guy is big before. what does this mean for the business of lebron james? >> listen, it can't get bigger. you are talking about a guy, a mega superstar. a guy now has two titles. this silences the rest of the critics. if you don't like lebron. you don't like him based on style. you don't like him based on the decision. you can't deny what he has done as a basketball player, 37 points. 12 rebounds in this game tonight. he couldn't have been better when it mattered the most. if you don't like lebron. it is more of a you problem than a him problem. >> poor tim duncan, so many titles. misses the key shot. one of the greatest of all time. just going to tarnish his legacy? do you think he will get a chance to come back?
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>> listen, oklahoma city will come back with russell westbrook healthy next year. clippers bringing back chris paul. they're working a trade to bring doc rivers over as the head coach. maybe get kevin garnett into the mix. they'll be good next year. golden state warriors very good next year. very difficult for san antonio to get this kind of opportunity again. >> it really is. final thoughts. miami. going, one, two, three, what did he go up to eight. think he will get another one. is there no reason to think miami couldn't do this a few more times? >> listen, we talked about how hard the west is. the east its a lot easier than the west. chicago will have derrick rose back next year, but miami was better when they had derrick rose. indiana the next toughest competition. then you look at the knicks. miami should be back in the nba finals next year. >> no argument there. who will they play? jason thank you so much. appreciate it. king james gets his second ring.
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still to come. a study turns conventional wisdom on its head. >> researchers say it is not as difficult as once thought for a woman in her late 30s to get pregnant. we'll tell you more. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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>> new fertility research out that could give women, many women hoping of getting pregnant in their late 30s something to be happy about. >> new article in the atlantic, could ease the mind of women with what some call baby panic. abc's abbie boudreau has the story. >> i want a baby now. >> reporter: like tina fey's character in "baby mama" many women worry they're waiting too long to get pregnant. but the author of "how long can you wait to have a baby" in "the atlantic" asks what's the rush. >> the period between 35 and 40 is more fertile than many who believe. >> reporter: she had her third child at 40. she said most research they fear the most is based on old data. she said a study found among 38 and 39-year-olds, 80% got pregnant naturally within six months. despite much older research that says one in three women ages 35 to 39, will not get pregnant after a year of trying.
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33-year-old rose pondell, 8 months pregnant disagrees with the article and doesn't see why how waiting could be good. >> you hear a lot in the media that once you hit 35 you really are out of time. >> reporter: dr. jamie griffo says the real decline infertility is for women over 40. >> every two years after age 40, fertility is cut in half. i don't want to be alarmist. or make it sound look you should count on being able to get pregnant. you shouldn't count on it. >> reporter: women in their 30s should feel empowered, not panicked he says. >> there is no real reason to be scared having a baby after 35. yes the risks go up, the number of women have the problems thankfully is still very low even in a woman any late 30s. >> abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles. >> if you walk around the streets of manhattan, you know what they're talking about. these mothers are older and older. >> some times you assume they had help. this is saying natural birth is completely possible. >> good news there. don't take too long. right? >> you just get more tired and
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time for "the mix." a story that i know nothing about. no information on this other than the viral video that is adorable. speaks for itself. an otter appears to be in japan. it gets you a drink out of the vending machine. check it out. don't ask me how old the otter is or, yes, look at this. it says the all. watch this. look at his face. awesome. we got that off the buzz feed. totally cute. >> really cute little guy. this next item maybe not so cute. a 16-foot albino burmese python. >> yeah. >> lives in germany and has the ability to open doors. >> wow. creepy. >> and no longer with us, the video lives on. and it has gone viral. amazing. >> can you imagine? better lock the door. he is gone. not out there anymore. where there is one there is
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others. >> finally. ever been to paris. famous reputation of being rude to americans. they're trying to work on that. a video put out, for cab drivers for tips. they say the british like to be called by the first name. italians shaken by the hand. americans reassured on prices. chinese are fervent shoppers, a smile and hello will fully satisfy them. maybe better next time you go to paris. >> we shall see. >> oui-oui. [ instrumental "world news" polka plays ] ♪
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this morning on "world news now" -- king james still reigns. the heat take the title. >> investors keep a close watch on wall street, hoping for a better day after the dow suffered its worst loss all year. >> lawmakers plan to announce a major deal on immigration reform. we will have a look at what the new legislation could do. >> we know what kim and kanye will call their baby. it does not start with a k. it is more of a direction than a name. how that's for a tease? we'll tell you all about it. it its friday, june 21st. >> announcer: from abc new, this is "world news now." it's friday. it is the first day of summer. the longest day of the year. and --
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>> it is all good. right? >> yeah. unless you are a san antonio fan. then it is not all good. >> not so good. we will get to that in a little bit. we will start this half-hour, actually, with just this, hey, why wait, dramatic repeat for the heat. >> segue, a segue. >> a nailbiter of a game until the end. the miami heat defeating the san antonio spurs in game 7 of the nba finals. 95-88. >> tim duncan. 24 points and 12 rebounds for the spurs who were trying to become the first road team to win a final game 7 since 1978. >> it was not enough, lebron james had 37 points. 12 rebounds. dwyane wade helping the heat when their second straight nba championship. lebron, second straight mvp trophy. >> i'm lebron james from akron, ohio, from the inner city. i'm not even supposed to be here. that is enough. every night i walk into the locker room, i see number 6 with james on the back the i am blessed.
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so what everybody say about me off the court don't matter. i ain't got no worries. >> i ain't got -- love him any way. the heat became the tenth team in the nba history to win at least 80 games. that includes the finals. they won 82 this season. >> a jury has been seated in the george zimmerman murder trial. but it is most likely not what either side was expecting in a highly unusual move this jury is all female and mostly white. abc's matt gutman has the latest from miami, florida. >> stand up and raise your right hand to be sworn. >> reporter: sworn in to decide george zimmerman's fate. experts say a jury box filled with only women is highly unusual. >> women can generally be more emotional, more sympathetic and that generally in this case would favor the prosecution. >> reporter: who is the victim in the case? zimmerman says he shot trayvon martin in self-defense. experts tell us that women are more detail-oriented and tend to ask more questions. why? where? who did it?
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of the six women in the jury, five are white. but there is diversity in their opinion. >> my husband has a 9 millimeter. >> glock or something like that? you tell me what you have. >> a .38 and a couple of rifles. i don't know what they are. >> reporter: there are three women who either have guns or have family members who do. one is a victim of domestic violence. the one minority in the case seems to support the right to self-defense. >> i think everybody is entitled to protect their life. >> reporter: 16 months after trayvon martin was shot the trial slated to begin monday morning. the six women, all women, they could be sequestered for four weeks. matt gutman, abc new, miami. >> that sequestering will start on monday. two to four weeks estimate for the trial. very surprising jury. >> absolutely. really have to give it to the folks who are seated on the jury. so many try to get out of jury duty. they know they're going to be sequestered.
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they have come to meet the challenge anyway. >> no doubt. everybody talked about the jury, white, black, turns out it is only one black woman on the jury. but the fact that it is all women sort of trumped the gender thing trumped the race thing. >> fact it is six people. so used to a jury of 12. it's going to be interesting all around. >> no doubt about it. >> let's talk about the asian stock markets that are down overnight as investors remain worried itch the fed will reduce stimulus programs. the dow dropped 350 points wiping out six weeks of gains. good news on the economic front with the housing market bouncing back. outlook on jobs also improving. >> major deal on border security announced later today on capitol hill. the agreement was supposed to be made public yesterday. senate leader harry reid announced late last night it would be this morning instead. with more on the deal, abc's tahman bradley is joining us from washington. hello, tahman. >> reporter: good morning. democrats and republicans say this is hard work. there is a lot of optimism on
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capitol hill. they'll be able to get it done. first, a lot of debate about the security amendment. the amendment would add an additional $3.2 billion for border security. it was introduced. by senator coal vin colvin of minnesota and by senator corker of tennessee. >> if this amendment passes i hope it will. i don't know how anybody could argue that the reason they're not supporting this legislation is because we haven't addressed securing the border. >> reporter: added money would be spent on a surge in border patrol staffing. 20,000 new officers, supporters, say there would be an agent every 1,000 feet along the border. it also calls for 700 miles of new fencing. and installing more radar, mobile surveillance, drones and helicopters. senator john mccain in a fiery speech on the senate floor urged his colleagues to support the measure. >> 11 million people live in the shadows and in de facto amnesty and by god they're being exploited every day.
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>> reporter: the new proposal could become part of a compromise bill that would put immigrants living in the u.s. illegally on a path to citizenship as the added security is implemented. but green card would not be handed out until the work is complete. >> we are on the verge of a huge breakthrough on border security. >> reporter: harry reid hopes to finish immigration reform before the fourth of july. john, tai, the senators who introduced the amendment did so hoping to garner republican support for the overall immigration bill yesterday, several gop lawmakers said they're still skeptical. john, tai. >> thank you. the first statewide ban on the sale of crib bumper pads takes place in maryland. health officials say bumpers offer no meaningful benefit but can suffocate and strangle infants. the older babies can use the bumpers to climb out of the crib and fall. any one who ships or sells crib bumper pads to a buyer in maryland could face a fine $500 for each bumper. >> a san francisco couple dubbed the landlords from hell pled
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guilty to terrorizing tenants they were trying to evict. kip and nicole macy are accused of soaking one victim's clothes, bed and electronics with ammonia. they also cut a huge hole in the living room. the couple's former property manager said they threatened him when he refused to cut support beams below a tenant's floor. >> the one day they told me that if i come to the building they will shoot me. that they have of a weapon. they will shoot me. >> the couple was to be tried in 2010 but escaped to italy. they were extradited. they are facing now four years in prison. >> a visit from david beckham caused a fan frenzy stampede in china. his arrival set off pandemonium. it left at least seven people injured. beckham was to meet and coach members of the school's soccer team. he was quickly whisked away. the event was canceled. >> residents of singapore told to stay indoors the country suffers the worst air quality in its history.
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smog fueled by a raging fire has hung over singapore for days. organizers canceled football and sailing competitions map. nearby malaysia canceled school and banned open fires. as for the weather here at home. more rain from south dakota to wisconsin. showers, thunderstorms in the gulf, most of florida dry. northeast, humidity starts to creep back. hot, dry, windy in the southwest. >> cool again in the pacific northwest highs in the 60s, low 70s. early morning fog keeps temperatures down in southern california. honolulu, miami around 90. >> we have heard of wedding crashers and photo bombers how often do you see both at the same time. >> not only both but in the form of a wild animal. newlyweds posing for photographs when the tiger bombs the photo. >> the reception at a zoo in devon, england. now it all makes sense. there it is the glass wall. thankfully keeping the tiger confined. the couple caught up in the moment they didn't realize the tiger had gotten so close. >> the look in the tiger's face.
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looks like he is looking for lunch. a steely gaze. >> they have no clue. i am creeping up on them. >> great photo right. >> listen, coming up. kim and kanye's baby if you haven't heard enough about the baby. we know its name. of course unusual. >> very unusual name. we'll tell you about it. first a new effort to bring an american prisoner of war home. he was being held hostage by the taliban for four years. we will have details ahead. you are watching "world news now". >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. t to by colonial enn urance. it's usually when i want to wear my favorite dress
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there appears to be an all out effort to bring home an american soldier held captive by the taliban for years. >> the state department has confirmed the u.s. is prepared to negotiate to bring the captured soldier home. abc's david wright has more on the ordeal and the soldier's family. >> reporter: a private first-class when his taliban captors sent out this video. >> i am scared. scared i won't be able to go home. and it is very unnerving to be a prisoner. >> reporter: that was four years ago. the private is now a sergeant promoted twice in captivity. but the only real stripes for the soldier are the yellow ribbons on the trees back home. >> he has been gone far too long. we continue to call for and work for his safe and immediate release.
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>> reporter: military raids and offers of reward have failed to produce results. a glimmer of hope, confirmation the u.s. is prepared to negotiate with the taliban for his release. the u.s. officials won't say if they'll agree to taliban demand for a prisoner exchange. >> we have not made a decision to transfer any taliban detainees from guantanamo bay. >> reporter: in small town idaho, neighbors remember him as a charming kid who worked in the local coffee shop, liked to dance, fence and ride his mountain bike. for his parents an agonizing or deal. >> when they hear their son could be released. that's good news. >> not soon enough probably. >> the sooner the better. >> reporter: the u.s. military prides itself on never leaving a man behind. the war won't truly be over until the sergeant comes home. david wright, abc news, los angeles. >> let's hope it is soon. >> absolutely.
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a testament to how difficult the captivity has been. he has been forced to participate in five taliban propaganda videos in captivity. >> this is an amaze thing. he was believed to have made a daring escape attempt. in 2011. jumped from a first floor window in a mud brick house in pakistan and in underbrush and forests three days later they found him covered in leaves virtually naked back in captivity. can't happen soon enough. >> so very difficult. all right, coming up we'll switch things up a little bit and talk about kim and kanye's little girl. we have a name, folks. >> it's unusual to say the least. we'll tell you what that is. you are watching "world news now". >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny so skinny >> all right, y'all. time for "the skinny." have to start with kim and kanye west. their baby we, have a name. you know it wasn't going to be something like jane or mary. this is like, according to the birth certificate from cedars-sinai hospital, the first name is north. >> north. >> last name is west. >> put it together. you get north west. north west. i don't know what i think about it. it's a little different. but it's nice enough. could have been a lot worse. what do you think?
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>> i think they may change it you certainly have the right to change it. i think this is to get us talking then they will reveal the real thing down the line. >> do they have a nickname picked for north? >> norie. supposed to be the nickname. >> sound like a storm, nor'easter. north. i don't think anybody picked that in las vegas. >> the oddsmakers, very good point. >> jennifer garner and her marriage to ben affleck. apparently it all stems, or revolves around the red sox. jennifer garner said her marriage to ben wouldn't have happened without the red sox. world series victory in 2004. if they hadn't won. i don't think i'd be married with three kids. she told that to the usa today. she said i would have been considered a jinx. boston fans so serious about their superstitions think they can control what they do wearing a shirt or where they sit. garner and affleck married in 2005 and now a big red sox fan as well.
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and she can recite the lineup. who knows if the red sox did not break the curse, they might not be married and might not have three kids. >> i can so relate to that. just see that, that's real. maybe tonight with the miami heat winning, there are some blossoming relationships that are now going to the next step. >> wouldn't be surprised. lot of champagne flowing. something might happen afterwards. >> johnny depp. wears the glasses. tinted. looks cool. they're for a reason. apparently he has had very bad eyesight problems since he was born. he says he is basically blind as a bat in his left eye. so he is 50 years old. wears the glasses. can't wear corrective contacts. has to wear the glasses. when he makes a movie it is really hard for him. >> not because he looks so cool. really, truly, legit. >> yeah and he was funny playing jack sparrow. that might have been because he can only see a few feet. in front of his face when he participates in a movie role.
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>> amazing, johnny depp seems to be getting younger. all the actors from his generation starting to look old. he just looks as young as ever. >> i do think for actors, 50 is the new, i don't know what. because he is 50. we have other 50-year-olds, tom cruise. >> all for it. >> brad pitt. >> lucky guys. now the women are doing pretty great, too. >> absolutely. did you see johnny depp falls from the horse the video yesterday. shooting a stunt for the new movie, "lone ranger." he fell from the horse. he's okay. but it was really dramatic. >> look forward to that. kirstie alley, weight loss, tied to all kind of though things. she settled a $130,000 lawsuit after making false claims that she lost 100 pounds from diet product alone. and this is the diet product called organic liaison, settling the lawsuit. apparently, the 62-year-old -- she is the 62-year-old former star from cheers, credited organic liaison the sole reason
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for that 100-pound weight loss. disgruntled customer sued her and claimed the product didn't work. part of the settlement, she was ordered to pay the woman and attorneys, $130,000. according to "national enquirer." settlement agreed for removal of the term "proven product" from the website and the company has to issue a disclaimer, that organic liaison is a calorie-based weight loss product. there you go. $130,000. >> interesting they went after her. don't blame the messenger. beware if you endorse the product as a celebrity. they hold you liable, not the makers of the product now. >> absolutely. she had to cough up $130,000. weight loss products. buyer beware. don't you think? caveat emptor as they say. >> fine print. they throw -- during the commercial they throw it at you anyway. >> some of them are so over the top silly. i don't know how anybody would take them seriously. i don't know much about this product. i can't speak for it. there you go. all right, we'll be back in a little bit. ttle built. ther l right, we'll be n a
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♪ shake off your blues when you put on your shoes ♪ >> have you heard, friday is here. not soon enough. no shortage of big headlines this week. >> the wire tapping scandal plagued president obama's overseas trip with the g-8 leaders and loss of one of the truly great actors of our time. here's friday "rewind." >> we don't have to sacrifice our freedom to achieve security. that's a false choice. that doesn't mean that there are not tradeoffs involved in any given program, any given action that we take. >> i think he is a traitor. if we had this before 9/11 and had been able to use that program, that capability we might well have been able to prevent 9/11.
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>> i just ask that you measure what you are going to do and not release any more information. >> it was either a terrorist attack that they wanted to ignore or an accident as a result of military operations that went wrong. >> it is clear security services won't tolerate the kind of unrest we have seen so far but the violent crackdowns have only energized the protesters. >> we have a crime scene in there, a fire in there, downed power lines in there, we have trees falling each time there is a gust of wind. >> none of us moved to alaska to be this hot. >> suffice to say these victims were repeatedly exposed to subhuman living conditions, such as frequently being denied meals, access to bathroom visits. >> you don't come after people with kids. and i told him he messed with the wrong -- witch. >> it looked anything but playful. it looked serious.
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she looked very frightened. very upset. >> i think especially the men are seen as the leaders of this. so we need to try to figure out how to create education better. >> tony soprano was one of the greatest characters ever on television. he changed the way people thought of the whole medium. and, no one could have played him like james gandolfini. ♪ somewhere in the night >> all right. interesting week we had. what are you going to do this weekend? >> this weekend my nephew and godson jesse graduate hide high school. we will have a big party, for him, a shindig thing going on long island and get the whole family together. congratulations to jesse. how about yourself? >> excellent. i think we are -- the solstice -- heading to the park. all this stuff for kids to do. >> check it out. >> looking forward to it. see you in a little bit. >> this is abc's "world news now," informing insomniacs for two decades.
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this morning, the miami heat are nba champions again. >> the 2013 nba championship resides once again in miami. >> lebron james, was king of the court last night, leading his team to a second-straight title. and celebrating into the wee hours. market jitters. investors wonder what's ahead following the worst day of the year for stocks. all that selling an overreaction? or are they a sign of things to come? new developments in the case of new england patriots tight end aaron hernandez. a murder investigation that will send the police back to his house today. now that summer has officially started, we're jumping right into it. a cool river with the help of a little trampoline.

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