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tonight on "world news," the romneys revealed. the candidate surprises everyone talking about huge he paid in taxes. two weeks after we asked this. >> was there ever any year where you paid lower than the 13.9%? >> tonight, he responds and the white house counters punches. crackdown, police capture $18 million in fake designer shoes and a sea of other phony goods. were you tripped up at the department store? fighting back. a million bikes snatched off the streets. now, the owners across the country are fed up and taking thieves down. >> you're under citizen's arrest. and brotherly love. two gorillas separated for years. reunited in a scene you could
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only describe as just like us. good evening, we begin with something unexpected in the presidential race. governor mitt romney returning to the subject of his tax returns. how much he paid and how much he'll reveal. it was a specific response a question asked by abc's david muir 2 1/2 weeks ago. so why does he do it today? david is right here with the story. david. >> diane, good evening. as you know, the romney campaign believes the questions about the taxes are a diversion by the obama campaign. today, the campaign clearly ready to answer that question about the income tax rate he's paid over the last decade. >> there's no change in medicare for seniors. none. >> reporter: with a white board at his side, today, governor romney was out to declare his vision for the future for
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medicare is better than president obama's. but he also ended up declaring something else. the rate he's paid in income taxes over the last decade. >> i never paid less than 13%. i think the most recent years, 13.6% or something like that. >> reporter: the answer came after a reporter asked about one of our questions two weeks ago. the question came after relentless calls from the obama campaign to for romney to release more of his tax return. and when we sat down with romney, he reiterated his stamp. two years of returns and that's it. we started with what we did know, the one completed tax return for 2010. >> we know there was one year where you paid a 13.9% tax rate. can we clear this up by asking you a simple yes or no question. was there ever any year where you paid lower than the 13.9%? >> i didn't calculate that. i'd have to go back and look, but i have paid all the taxes
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required by law. >> reporter: when we followed up the next day, it showed that mitt romney has paid up. and today, another reporter also following up. >> today -- >> i did go back and look at my taxes and over the past ten years i never paid less than $13. >> reporter: and then governor romney with that assertion by governor reed saying romney didn't pay any taxes for ten years. >> i paid taxes every single year and harry reid's charges are false. >> reporter: we called senator reid's office. we were told he was on vacation. is there any way to tox to the senator? >> no. >> reporter: when you hear from governor romney that i'm still waiting for harry to. you up the source. >> reporter: even an romney. >> we've had a blind trust for
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so many years. we don't even know what's in there. it's been managed by blient trust since he was governor. i'll be curious to see it, too. >> republican blasting harry reid for his unsubstantiated claim. today, the office says romney's comments we'll believe it when we see. the obama camp's reaction to romney, diane, prove it. >> one more year to be released by when? >> october. >> he said he's released 2010, when the 2011 return is ready, he'll put it out. >> all right. david muir reporting tonight. thank you. now, we turn to police action in the news. a mountain of fake designer shoes flowing into this country from china. cust dumbs agents in california announced a big bust of counterfeit goods. shoes just the tip of a mammoth icebe iceberg, a phony product fueling shoppers everywhere. here's abc's nick watt. >> reporter: is that a pair of
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christian louboutins in the hands of a border patrol. they're usually selling for up to 6,000 bucks but now, they're a counterfeiter's dream. you're looking at 20,000 pairs of fake louboutins there. >> these are coming out of china. >> reporter: every year, they intercept a staggering 1,000 shipments of counterfeit goods. we're not just talking high fashion. we've got kids' shoes from china with danger levels lead, and a whole container of tvs and this fan. wiring with that, it's going to catch on fire. counterfeit and pirated goods cost the u.s. economy 750,000 american jobs and up to $250 billion a year. >> there's also a lot of sales taxes that would go to schools and hospitals that are not being received when you buy counterfeit goods.
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>> reporter: they range from food to car parts to boards for nasa. you could never catch allel counterfeit stuff. in los angeles, 13,000 containers a day, half of those containers come from china. >> reporter: for those who care, how do you spot a fake pair? >> this has rigids. >> reporter: it must curve around to meet the upper. and the true louboutin color, ironically, it's called china red. nick watt, abc, long beach, california. and now, there are still dozens of wildfires burning out of control this evening across the american west. flames in 14 states and we saw two pictures that say everything about being encircled by danger. look at this. a house in washington state. the flames are all around it. you can see them creeping up just a few feet from the home. but the next day, here is that same house, unscathed,
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everything in sight is burned, but miraculously, the house is safe. and abc's neal karlinsky now has more on the fires tonight. >> reporter: across a scorching west today, at least 60 large fires were burning through 14 states, including 11 new fires overnight. at the worst of them, in kelcle elum, washington. despite homes lost, some amazingly close calls. you would have bet this home survived but today we got an update. this picture showing the same home, surrounded by burnt land, yet seemingly untouched. how? a good clue is the metal roof. one of the single most important factors wildland firefighters will tell you keeps homes from burning. homeowners we met have their own close calls have other reason. do you think you might lose it? >> yeah. >> reporter: what do you think
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turned the corner for you? just luck? >> no, i believe control. >> reporter: despite the massive fire damage, no serious human injuries. veterinarians are busy treating stray pets found with burnt paws. with more hot weather to come, firefighters in washington are gaining ground. but worried, too. neal karlinsky, abc, seate. and in dallas tonight, they're mobilizing against a different kind of threat. the outbreak of west nile virus we told you about last night. for the first time in 45 year, the city and county will conduct aerial spraying of insecticide throughout the night. a desperate effort to curb the mosquito population. there is up list to the chemical mist, but the mayor says, i cannot have any more deaths on my conscious because we do not take action. the virus killed ten people and caused at least 200 others to fall ill in dallas alone.
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and we head overseas too u.s. forces fighting the long war in afghanistan. a black hawk helicopter crashed, killing everyone on board. seven u.s. troops, three afghans and an interpreter. and abc's martha raddatz has been looking into what happened tonight. >> reporter: diane, it's not certain that a helicopter was shot down but there were no weather problems, no indications from the pilot of mechanical failure and the helicopter was flying deep in enemy territory. this was a special missions operation with two navy s.e.a.l.s and navy explosive experts and three forces flying in northern kandahar. an afghan interpreter inside. the black hawk, one of two on a mission, went down in rigid terrain at 10:30 this morning. going down in flames and badly mangled. as soon as it was down, enemy forces headed to the crash site. but they were fired on by another u.s. helicopter.
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u.s. teams then moved in on the ground to recover the body and begin the investigation. the taliban claim they shot it down. >> we're out on the right side. >> reporter: they know how vital helicopters are to america's mission in afghanistan, given the mountainous terrain. it was just last year that a chinook helicopter was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, killing 30 americans, including 22 from a navy s.e.a.l. unit. >> rockets, rpgs, all of those types of weapons really can get at a helicopter. they have good defenses on board but they're not perfect. >> the commandant of the marines told them that they're winning in afghanistan, but with 18 days left, it probably doesn't feel like that to some u.s. forces. >> martha, it brings the ten-year death to to 2,084 u.s.
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troops. thank you, martha raddatz. now, we turn to the shooting we told you about in the nation's capital. the gunman who opened fire at a family research counsel. a powerful conservancy group. tonight, we're learning more about the security guard who saved a lot of lives. here's abc's pierre thomas. >> reporter: tonight, we hear for the first time from the security guard who probably stopped a massacre. the guard's mom called today and spoke to the abc affiliate. >> i just reacted an once i saw it i just raengted. >> reporter: the fbi said leo johnson confronted this man after he walked into the family research council headquarters and yelled "i don't like your politics." johnson was wounded and wrestled to the floor. the fbi said he carried 50 rounds of ammunition and told agents he was frustrated about
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homosexuals' treatment. in his recent support of chick-fil-a who recently voiced his opposition to gay marriage. late today, the council accused the civil rights group of using rhetoric that encharged the shooter. a charge they call outrageous. pierre thomas, abc news, washington. as we go on for the search for the winner of that giant jackpot we told you about last night. $337 million. one of the biggest prizes in power ball history. there was only one winning ticket and it was purchased in michigan. abc's john schriffen is there. good evening. >> reporter: diane, good evening. almost all of them nothing but garbage. however, there's still one ticket out there purchased at this gas station behind me
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that's as good as gold. it's the talk of the town. >> it's great. i just wish it was me. >> reporter: with the population of only 10,000 people, it's buzzing tonight, hoping that this new instant millionaire is one of their own. who has the winning ticket? >> i don't know, i hope it's going to be my regular customer. we need to see them. >> reporter: seemingly, everyone trying to figure out who it is. >> my mom called me, did you buy the ticket? >> reporter: a powerball windfall would be a much needed boost for this community. like so many others across michigan, hit hard in the economy and declining auto industry. >> it's been tough. >> reporter: and put off important projects like fixing this crumbling bridge and the main road going through town. if the swirn in fact from here and takes a lump sum payout of about $250 million, the city would get 1% of that in income tax. >> how much would it cost to fix? >> roughly, $2.5 million.
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>> reporter: and 1% tax would be? >> $2.5 million. it's kind of like money from heaven, man. >> reporter: but that divine interception not guaranteed just yet, we won't know until the person holding that winning ticket comes forward. >> keep looking, john. keep looking. thanks so much. and coming up right here, fighting back. new proof that a lot of people are taking on bike thieves. a million bikes stolen every year. how to protect your two-wheeler. you tell us what you want to pay, and we give you a range of coverages to choose from. who is she? that's flobot. she's this new robot we're trying out, mostly for, like, small stuff. wow! look at her go! she's pretty good. she's pretty good. hey, flobot, great job. oops. [ powers down ]
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thieves they need to be afraid of people like me. >> reporter: others have chased down thieves, too. watch these office workers tackle these guys. they got the bieblg back. but police warn being a vigilante is a bad idea. locking up your bike, a better one. we got to a legendary bike mechanic in new york city. >> have you a helmet on your head, a messenger bag, they're well-dressed. >> reporter: and they have a secret weapon. this is an expensive, top-rated steel bike lock. >> done. >> reporter: oh, my gosh, that takes two seconds. >> exactly. >> reporter: professional thieves swap bikes so they can easily sell them. bill says there are things you can do to protect yourself from an amateur thief. >> make sure the pole is securely in the ground.
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and finally tonight, two brothers who were separated for years but never forgot each other. it is the story of a reunion. a rejoying and a reminder we're not the only creatures who know that family is forever. here's dan harris. >> reporter: keysho and alf may be brothers but they were separated for three years at different zoos so when it was time to be reunited, the fear was they wouldn't know each other and start fighting. but look at this, instant recognition. a bear hug and brotherly hoarse play. the posture, the universal symbol for hey man, i haven't seen you in years. give me a hug.
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>> they really strengthen it. >> reporter: gorillas who share 99% of our dna are so similar to us. and it's apatient how much they care about family. >> the mom, the mom. >> reporter: the moms a s are tr with the babies and the dominate male protective. it shares our capacity for mischief. that's something i experienced first hand at our parent company's disney's animal kingdom theme park when i watched a vet give a gorilla ultrasound. look at him try to grab me. >> hey. >> reporter: but fast assured me he was just messing around. >> if you put me on that right now, you would see my heart
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going very fast. >> reporter: messing around is something keysho and alf will have plenty of time to do. after the three-year absence, the plan now is for them to live out their days together. dan harris, abc, new york. and we have word tonight from biologists, they're acting as if they have never been apart. thank you for watching. and we're always here at remember, "nightline" will be here later tonight, and we'll see you once again tomorrow night. until then, good night.
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i'm barack obama and i approve this message seseen this? mitt romney claimig the president would end welfare's work requirements? the new york times calls it 'blatantly false' the washington post says: "the obama administration is not removing the bill's work requirements at all." in fact,mabama's getting states to move twenty percent more people from welfare to work. and president clinton's reaction to the romney ad?


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