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this morning on "world news now." senators come face-to-face with constituents back home, and the big issue at stake? health care. overnight republicans are promising that a deal is on the horizon, even though the current vote count doesn't add up. and we are learning more about the north korea's latest show of force and how they're much closer to being able to hit the united states with a nuclear warhead than anybody thought. hear the latest response from the u.s. and new this half hour, neighbors shooting neighbors. >> a wild shootout caught on camera during a back yard dispute. and what mariah carey did with her 6-year-old twins is stirring up controversy on social media, and why she said it was all perfectly normal.
this thursday, july 6. from abc news, this is "world news now." mariah carey getting some adventure in on her vacation and also making some fashion statements. >> yeah, absolutely. >> we'll be talking about that more in "the skinny." but we begin with the congressional recess. some republican senators visit being their home districts have run into angry constituents. >> dozens were arrested outside the abc station in harrisburg, pennsylvania where senator pat toomey was holding a found hall. he supports the bill that would guarantee the survival of m medicaid. >> senator ted cruz got a better reception. and his main goal is to make
so people have more choice. but he admits that might not happen. >> now the process of repealing it in congress has been messy. it's been bumpy. i'm not certain we will get it done. i hope we will, i believe we will. what i am pressing senate republicans, let's focus on lowering premiums, that's a win/win for everyone. >> senator mitch mcconnell says he plans to proceed with legislation that is still being negotiated during the recess. but president trump says if republican holdouts can't back the bill, the senate should consider a repeal-only option. the trump administration's urging russia to work with the u.s. to defeat isis and restore stability to syria. a statement from secretary of state rex tillerson said the u.s. will consider cooperating with russia on no-fly zones, cease-fires and humanitarian aid delivery. the offer comes as tillerson heads to the g-20 summit. in germany where president trump will meet friday with president putin. >> this is where we've begun an effort to rebuild confidence between ourselves and russia. at the military level, but also the diplomatic level.
so i think it is an effort that serves our interests as well as the broader international community. >> sources now tell abc news, it is unlikely that trump will confront putin over russian meddling in the election. and a soldier killed this weekend has been identified. as private first class hanson fitzgerald. he was just 19 years old. two other soldiers were also injured but are expected to make a full recovery. >> the trump administration is warning that military action is possible against north korea after the successful launch of its first intercontinental ballistic missile. as abc's elizabeth herr reports, the pentagon is more concerned than ever about the future of north korean missiles. >> reporter: north korea's latest missile launch now being called more powerful and sophisticated than ever before,
the two-stage intercontinental ballistic missile shooting some 1700 miles into space. in other words, according to experts, if the north koreans had angled the trajectory for distance, not height, it could travel well over 4,000 miles, meaning it could hit alaska and even come close to seattle. >> this is what's disturbing. this is what we believe is a miniaturized nuclear warhead, the last piece of the puzzle many and we know they're working hard to get t. >> reporter: president trump leaving for europe was asked about north korea. hours earlier, the u.s. responded by joining forces with south korea and firing short-range missiles off the coast of the korean peninsula. this as north korean leader kim jong un continued to taunt america, saying this was a package of gifts on independence day. the u.s. ambassador to the united nations is now urging global and immediate actions, stressing this latest test was not just reckless but dangerous.
action is required. the world is on notice. >> reporter: u.s. officials are calling for tougher sanctions against north korea, adding that the u.s. is prepared to use military force if necessary. diane and nick? >> elizabeth, thank you. and chicago's epidemic of gun violence hit record levels over the fourth of july weekend. more than 100 people were shot, and at least 15 of the victims have died. some of the areas hardest hit were guarded by extra police officers. as in the past, much of that violence is gang-related. the police department is conducting a comprehensive review. and we have break being news from montana where an earthquake has been detected. a 5.8 magnitude quake near the town of lincoln. it happened after midnight local time. no reports of injuries or damage, but we'll have more updates for you throughout the morning. >> and nearly a
the active wildfires in the country right now are in arizona. federal and state law enforcement have joined the search for a man accused of setting a number of small fires in that state. and clayton sandell has the latest details. >> reporter: a remote stretch of arizona is the center of a manhunt for this man, allegedly pulling a pistol and shotgun on a forest employee. it happened near forest lakes. the forest employee escaped. now dozens of officers, including a fbi s.w.a.t. team have joined the search. they believe he is the same man wanted for setting small fires. the suspected arsonist strike at a bad time. this blaze blakireaking out nea breckenridge, colorado and several more near sparks, nevada. this one near camarillo, california. feeding off
weather. thunderstorms could bring lightning, sparking new fires and 100 degree-plus heat will not make the firefight any easier. clayton sandell. this will be the last year to buy a volvo fueled only by gasoline. they plan to offer only new models that are electrics or hybrids starting with the 2019 model year. volvo is the first major manufacturer to announce the switch. but others are likely to follow. and hobby lobby will pay a $3 million fine for buying artifacts smuggled out of iraq. they date back to 5,000 years. the company was warned the items may have been stolen when it bought them six years ago. in addition to the fine, hobby lobby has to give up all
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miles away. >> i'm really not a lake beach kind of guy. >> why, you like the waves? >> i like the waves. i like the salt, and the fear of sharks. >> motivating. motivating. >> adds something. >> what about bears? >> swimming bears? >> they have bears in kansas? >> i don't know. we'll look into it. >> coming up in "the skinny," the bombshell revelation written in a prison letter. >> by tupac shakur. why he really broke up with madonna. and the update on the congressman we told you yesterday who sparked outrage over a video he posted of himself at auschwitz. hear what he's saying this morning. first, here's a look at today's forecast. "world news now" weather, brought to you by colonial penn life insurance. colonial penn life insurance. since i was a kid, ve done every nit
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the men had been arguing. both pulled out guns and started firing. prosecutors ruled that the firefighter acted in self-defense. the other man was shot four times but survived. and a georgia woman is devastated after her husband was shot to death in an apparent dispute over dog droppings. the suspect is a neighbor who thought wilson's dogs used his yard as a bathroom. he was shot twice as he walked the dogs coming home from work. his wife was by his side. when he died. >> i went to try to get his pulse, and i put my hand on his back. and i felt him take his last breath. >> the suspect, larry bates, is charged with murder and animal cruelty. police say he killed one of the dogs as well. mrs. wilson says the conflict began two months ago, but she
move on. congressman steve scalise has been readmitted to the intensive care unit three weeks after he was shot at a baseball practice. he was moved back to icu over new concerns about infection. he's also been downgraded to serious condition. scalise has had several surgeries since that shooting. and we have a new development after that republican congressman sparked outrage over a video he posted from the auschwitz concentration camp in poland. >> he has now taken the video down and issued an apology. here's linsey davis. >> reporter: this is the video shot on the grounds of auschwitz that has congressman clay higgins under fire. the louisiana republican recording himself inside a gas chamber, posting the five-minute video online. >> the guards would drop ziclon five cyanide gas from above through hatches. after abou
was dead. >> reporter: the congressman then stands in the crematorium. >> there were three sets of ovens like that. this is why homeland security must be squared away. why our military must be invincible. >> reporter: the response from the auschwitz memorial blunt. inside a former gas chamber, there should be mournful silence. it's not a stage. wednesday afternoon, congressman higgins took the video down and offered an apology, saying his intent was simply to remind the world that evil still exists. linsey davis, abc new, new york. when we come back, hear what mariah carey did with they are kids that's stirring up controversy. and the babies look incredibly like john legend. "the skinny" is next. nd the babies look incredibly like john lengthnd.
♪ skinny ♪ so skinny nick, it's not the same dance. sometimes they play the drums. sometimes it's just a groove. other times it's totally different. yeah, see? it's "the skinny" dance. >> it's time now for "the skinny." >> yeah. >> you can tell how diane's dancing. and we're going to start with mariah carey triggering controversy on instagram. >> she posted photos showing what she and her 6-year-old twins did on the fourth of july. swim with sharks. >> and of course the diva wears a wet suit like only a diva can. assuring fans these are only small nurse sharks. about the outrage about putting her kids in with sharks, unfounded. >> those sharks are considered to be harmless to humans,
feeding mainly on small fish, shrimp, squid, maybe the occasional 6-year-old? some followers on instagram saw the photos, were questioning the decision to allow kids so young. >> they do look quite big, don't they? >> carey wrote, don't worry, they're gentle. swimming with sharks, it's normal. nurse sharks are like little puppies that look like they could kill you under the water, but they don't want to, actually, i don't think nurse sharks can even bite. they're adorable. you'll love them. next, the bombshell revelation from the late tupac shakur. inside a letter he wrote from prison to his girlfriend, madonna, explaining why he broke up with her. >> they dated in 1993 to 1994. he wrote this confessional in 1995, before he was shot in a drive-by shooting. >> and in the letter obtained by
that he dumped her because she's white. i felt i would be letting down half the people who made me what i was. he continued saying, i never meant to hurt you. >> that letter has certain paragraphs blurred out but it's going up for auction with a starting bid of $100,000. experts estimate it could fetch as much as $400,000. >> hmm. we'll see. next, a request to us all from chrissy teigen. >> apparently sharing photos on social media who look like her husband is a thing. yeah, that, the resemblance is uncanny. >> they look like john legend. >> it started with a joke saying john legend looks like a baby. so now folks are sending in actual babies. >> but we're not saying these are john legend's, right? just to be clear. >> no. just a resemblance. a legend himself explaining the reason all these babies look like john legend may be that h
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produced no clues. amelia earhart was gone. >> reporter: the history channel revealing what it says is a possible new clue that could help explain what happened to amelia earhart. >> you think this is amelia earhart? >> that's right. >> reporter: a former federal agent saying in the national archives, he uncovered this updated photo taken in the marshall islands in the pacific. the man on the left bears a striking resemblance to earhardt's navigator, fred noonan. >> the hairline is the most distinctive characteristic. >> reporter: they believe based on comparative photos, the person facing away from the camera could be earhart. and that mass towed behind the ship matches the length of earhardt's plane, with a photo and other documents, the history special makes the claim that she may have been captured by the japanese military. but many are skeptical. >> from an aviation survivability stand point,
chances are nil. >> reporter: of this being? >> of this being accurate. >> reporter: u.s. officials have not confirmed any of the show's claims. and a manager at the national archives tells abc news, so far they have found no record of that picture. marcie gonzalez, abc news, los angeles. >> are you buying it? >> i don't know. there are a lot of nay sayers saying her hair was too long to be her in that photo. >> it's an updated photo, which to me is questionable. they are citing other evidence in this documentary that backs up their theory. but i don't know. this has become such an industry of making tv shows about what happened to amelia earhart. and we just don't know. >> they say some of the plane parts on the marshall islands appear to be like those of the plane she was flying. an eyewitness claims seeing her and noonan after they supposedly died. all right, we have more news for you coming up. big mystery.
making news in america this morning, happening now, president trump on the international stage delivering a major speech in poland before heading off to germany for the g20 summit and a face-to-face meeting with vladimir putin. a developing story. senators facing health care protests at home this week, but will positions be changing when they go back to washington? caught on camera, a woman apparently being kidnapped thrown into the back of a van in broad daylight. now police are asking for the public's help. and another apology from united airlines over the treatment one mother and her young son received on board.