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nonstarter for us. non-negotiable. the president campaigned on the idea of the tax cuts expiring for those making over $250,000 a year. like lines in the sand have been drawn before they get become to the table. so we are exactly where we were month as go. you can't walk into negotiations and already say, this is absolutely not going to happen. you have to at least try, pretend you have an open mind on both side. >> a tough second term. the president is expected to speak later today. he will not take questions. but is expected to talk about, passing that bill that the senate passed earlier, which protects 98% of americans from the massive tax hike, urging congress to get something done. >> let's hope. a lot of talk. we hope. both side. >> hope there is not gridlock after all of this and all the billions of dollars that were spent for what? >> divided government at work, right? >> the aftermath of sandy, drivers in new york and long island facing drastic new measures in the face of continuing gas lines. >> starting this morning, gas will be rationed until limited
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sa p supply can catch up with the demand. the gas shortage is just part of the hard ship millions are dealing with. here's abc's matt kozar. >> reporter: in noshg and new jersey, 60 customers got their power back after super storm sandy lost it all over again. >> this set us back probably a day. i thought we would probably have everybody online by late thursday, early friday. this probably pushes us back to late saturday maybe early sunday. >> reporter: the nor'easter grounded at least 1,700 flights and stranded thousand of people on the long island railroad. the biggest commuter rail in the country. new york city police were forced to close penn station because of overcrowd offing. >> i want to go home. looks like mother nature hates us. >> reporter: the snowfall forced people in new jersey living in low-lying areas to once again evacuate. the storm even forced fema and the red cross off of staten island which was decimated by sandy. >> where are they going to put
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us? we are human beings. >> it is another flood. another disaster we don't need at this time. and, you know, everybody is devastated. they don't know, if they're coming or going. >> reporter: mayor michael bloomberg says only 25% of new york city's gas stations are open that's why he is starting a gas rationing program based on the last number of people's license plates. matt kozar, abc news, new york. >> thanks to matt for the report. a new development this morning in the case of the tennis umpire accused of bludgeoning her 80-year-old husband with a coffee cup. an initial dna test showed that lois goodman's dna was not on the cup in their home where her husband died. goodman's attorney says it bolsters the claim that allen goodman fell down the stairs while holding the cup and she passed the polygraph test. the company that makes 7-up is being sued by an advocacy group accused of making false claims about anti-ox dants.
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ad for certain varieties of 7-up give impression that anti-oxidants come from fruit. and that it prohibits from companies fortifying soft drinks with nutrients. >> i always go to soft drinks looking for vitamins and minerals. a guy walked into a hooters, wants a drink, no big deal, right? >> of course. it was a big real for charles johnson in jacksonville, florida. 80-year-old, 80, 80-year-old charles johnson. >> how old? >> asked for proof of his age, the policy at hooters. he didn't have any proof. >> i couldn't figure out why they wanted to id me. i haven't been ided since i was 35 years old. >> how old are you now? >> 80 years old. >> skjohnson asked for the manar and was told the policy is just that. the policy. he marched out. now johnson said he is never going back to hooters ever
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again. take that, hooters. >> oh, come on, man, you earned a beer. come on. come on. no matter what the age though, men always love hooters. the moral of the story. >> i just love wings. >> indeed, the wings. >> i knew what you were talking about. coming up a visit to twi-hard camp. >> what is driving hundreds of twilight saga fans to set up tents in downtown l.a.? we will take a look right after this. ♪ so where in the world >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by lysol power and free. ll and harshness of bleach. and free ourselves from worrying about the ones we love. new lysol power & free has more cleaning power than bleach. how? the secret is the hydrogen peroxide formula. it attacks tough stains and kills 99.9% of germs. new lysol power & free. powerful cleaning that's family friendly.
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left behind ♪ >> welcome back, everybody. on monday, los angeles will host the premiere of the final movie in the twilight saga, but legions of fans they're already there. >> they're camping out downtown for a four-day festival and a glimpse of the black carpet debut. >> reporter: it was cold and wet, but that didn't dampen spirits as thousand of "twilight" fans with luggage in hand, filed into the nokia theater plaza. >> it will be a fun time. just get away from the kids, the family and just been another world for five days. >> we are saying good-bye to the franchise. we are saying good-bye to each other in some ways. it is just an overwhelming feeling. >> reporter: summit entertainment is hosting festivities in advance of "breaking dawn part 2" the last
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installment in the highly popular movie series. these fans who call themselves twihard wouldn't miss this for the world. they preregistered months ago. many flew in from around the world. the morning rain left puddles on the pavement where fans will sleep through monday. they set up their tents on the slick pavement. >> it is okay. just rain. there is tents. it will be good. it's inside. a starbuck's around the corner. we'll go and drink coffee all day. >> pretty cool they provide this. some of the people without tents. >> reporter: important to point out all the campers sleeping in the streets for the next four nights they're out here to get tickets for the premier and see their favorite stars walk the red carpet which will happen right here. red carpet in a horseshoe shape in front of the nokia theater. some are here to see jack on, others are team edward, others are here to see bela's real life bodyguard. the twilight fan subculture grows with every premier and
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breaking dawn two is no exception. close to 2,500 are expected to fill downtown streets this weekend more than double the crowd that showed up for part one. >> they're going all out for this thing. there will be a morning workout in the fan camp, they will have live concerts. outdoor screenings, cast members expected to make a cameo appearance. quite the party down in that l.a. >> camp fires, singing songs around the camp fires, smores, the idea for the camp started when crowd began forming on their own for the first twilight premier. how about that. >> they're going all out. are you into it. i have never seen one. i admit. >> i dent know ton't know the p. i know they kiss. kristen stewart, robert pattinson. he has fangs and really pale. >> from the hangever to the sexiest man alive. >> uh-huh. bradley cooper's improbable
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career and how his latest movie takes him in a brand new direction. it's all coming up on "world news now." >> get her some water, please.
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♪ so live your life oh-oh just live your life ♪ how about this am i getting better? >> worse, it's bad. come on. it's sad. don't try. >> come on! bradley cooper when he started acting broke into the big time with "wedding crashers" and "the hangover." >> instant classic, the hangover. now cooper is taking on more serious roles and sits down with abc's chris conley to talk about his surprising path to fame. >> hut, hut, hut, hike! >> reporter: odds are you know bradley cooper from his worken such r-rated comedies as "wedding crashers."
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>> the tree falls hard, huh. >> reporter: and "the hangover" one and two. >> the bachelor party the whole night. things got out of control. >> for me "the hangover" was a huge shift in terms of being recognized more and having more opportunity. but the truth is it's been such a sort of slow incremental road for me in this business. >> reporter: while you can see cooper now on magazine covers, or squiring stunning actresses in the tabloid, or promoting his movies in french. [ speaking french ] >> reporter: this son of a stockbroker raised with his sister outside philadelphia didn't act until his years at georgetown. and wasn't ticketed for the a list. >> i have never walked through my life having to deal with, ah, he is just too good looking. it was not the handsome [ bleep ]. a lot of the feedback, brad, what a nice guy. yeah, no edge. he's got no edge. i was really bummed out by that. >> reporter: now at 37 he is
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going deep. >> how is your thing going, dancing thing? >> it's good. how is your restraining order. >> i wouldn't call the restraining order my thing. >> starrg alongside jennifer lawrence in what could be career altering roelles for them both. a part he nearly spurned. >> i'm from philly, italian, irish, huge eagles fans. his parnlents are like my paren in many ways. i thought i am not right. >> despite the parallels? >> the was fear. >> is it -- >> i never cried on film. >> reporter: heap does that and more, as straight out of the asylum pat, eager to win back his wife and a joust with the father played by robert de niro. the film is buzz add but for end of the year award, such to some minds, cooper enjoyed ultimate acclaim while shooting the movie he was named "people" magazine's "sexiest man alive."
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>> i got the call. in the trailer. between shots. i thought it was a joke the i thought people aren't going to look that. >> reporter: you are the only sexiest man alive whose selection was ever picketed. >> exactly. exactly. >> reporter: outside. >> it was brutal. >> reporter: what would you say the key features of your reign have been, now it is winding down? >> petitioned myself to see if there is a cutoff. i wanted to make it two years. >> a two year reign? >> hoping. like bloomberg. makes everybody else feel belter if this guy is the sexiest man. i'm doing pretty well. >> reporter: his unexpected stature in his unlikely career has an even more improbable origin, a female student at his high school who he vowed some how to follow to georgetown. >> they have the yearbook it would say where everybody was going. like 18 dots. then georgetown university. and i thought, that sound right. >> reporter: but he was
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rejected. a year later he tried again. and got in. >> i ran downstairs, my father, we were so happy. it was a huge thing. a huge lesson don't give up. >> reporter: his time there would lead him to his life's ambition, acting. >> let me tell you something you don't know anything about my marriage, okay, dad, all right. >> reporter: eventually to a blessing of sorts from his once skeptical father who died last year. >> when he saw my thesis, i remember it, the elephant man, afterward he sort of hugged me and was krcrying and he was loo you got to do this for your living. i saw the switch happen. >> reporter: what's that like? >> awesome. amazing. that was -- that was incredible. >> reporter: i'm chris conley, in los angeles. >> why didn't i get that assignment? >> with all his fame, a normal cool dude. nice to see. >> his first hollywood role alongside jennifer garner as ali alias, will tippette.
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this morning on "world news now" -- a drastic move. in an attempt to get a handle on the gas shortage in the sandy storm zone. >> new york had resisted rationing at stations but that is about to change in a big way. it's friday, november 9th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." well that drastic move taking place right here in new york city as more and more people grow and more angry about the long gas lines. good friday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm paula faris. the details straight ahead. also this half-hour the emotional word of mark kelly.
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he spoke to our diane sawyer about his wife, gabby giffords and what he told the man who tried to kill her. a very intense day in court for sure. >> absolutely. as we approach veterans day we meet wounded warriors who have taken up instruments during their treatment. a moving story from our own bob woodruff. an amazing, what people do, lost so much. get their spirit back and devote injuries. that story definitely inspiring. >> how inspirational music can be. as you said just a great way for them to devote and pour themselves into it very therapeutic. and then, "insomniac theater," this morning, we are featuring two great men, one rob nelson -- kidding. one greater than the other. talking james bond and president abraham lincoln. what the film critics are saying about them. i think you can figure out which one we are alluding to is greater than the other. >> lincoln looks great, daniel day-lewis, extraordinary actor.
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every i read he blows you away in the movie. if you are a history buff. one you may want to check out. we'll get to that in just a second. first, two weeks after superstorm sandy, millions of drivers, face new restrictions at the gas pump this morning. >> officials are trying to head off a growing crisis over lack of fuel and distribution delays. jim dolan of wabc has details of the rules taking effect in just hours. >> reporter: the line on woodhaven boulevard wasn't the longest in queens but people sure knew they needed some help here. the station had gas, plenty of gas, but the station manager was worried about people getting out of control. >> cannot handle myself these people. everybody start fighting. >> reporter: to be fair, nobody was fighting here, but shortly after eyewitness news called the police to help manage the lines. >> got the gas, they're calm,
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happy, not getting cursed at any more. god bless america. >> reporter: to make lines shorter, the mayor implemented rationing. at 6:00 a.m., cars with even license plates can get gas on even days. odd license plates or letter at the end can fill up on odd number calendar days. most people like the idea. >> i think it will cut down the length of the lines. >> i think that makes sense. that should have started from the beginning. it would have eased up. you've wouldn't have had this -- these long lines. and people trying to, you know, fight for gas. i think jersey actually did the right thing by doing that. >> reporter: sure made this guy happy. >> feels good not to get cursed at? >> heck yeah. >> reporter: rules go into effect 6:00 a.m. friday. the mayor will keep them into effect until they don't need them any more until there is plenty of gas. jim dolan, abc news. there is more frustration
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and anger growing on long island now that thousand of customers still have no power. some residents are being told the juice won't be back until perhaps thanksgiving. at last count, 262,000 homes and billsnesses are in the dark. it's gotten so desperate in fact one county official is now calling for the military to take over the job of restoring electricity. we just got an e-mail about this report. in newsday, newspaper in our area. this may say it all. long island power authorityin i a -- agonizingly slow response came in 2006, the utility was unable to handle a storm, neglected maintenance and underbudgeted for storm response. abc has not confirmed that report. a major newspaper report out in this area too today. deep-rooted problems with the utility and residents are paying the price. >> including the 25-year-old main frame computer.
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old computer. almost old as ours. president obama plans to deliver a statement from the was today on the most pressing i tells on his agenda. ic n as he prepares to devil back into some of the challenges of his presidency. the campaign released this video. shows the president overcome with emotion the morning after his victory. tearing up as he thanks campaign workers in chicago. >> you guys -- the work that i'm doing is important. and i'm really proud of that. i'm really proud of all of you. and -- [ applause ] >> this is believed to be the first time since taking office that the president has been seen publicly crying. of course that last day on the campaign trail in iowa, that, that, iconic photo with the tears streaming down his face. it might be emotion and a little
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bit of the weather as well. truly emotions right there flowing. >> we rarely see the presidents cry. last time i saw a president cry, george bush, couple days after 9/11. rarely see them humanized in that way. with the weight off, election over, had a time, it hit him. thanking the room full of happy supporters. interesting moment. >> he reflected on early days as community organizer in chicago what the experience taught him, team of staffers and organizers, are so much better than i was in so many ways. such a young age. >> he is grateful and it showed. moving on now, as the president tries to avert the looming fiscal cliff that we have talked so much about, house speaker john boehner was quick to express willingness to compromise, get the job done. boehner sat down for an exclusive interview with abc's diane sawyer. he said he is willing to listen to the president's proposals even if they clash with gop principles. but he was adamant that raising taxes is not an option. >> raising taxes on small
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business people is the wrong prescription given where our economy is. >> is it on the table to talk about? >> i made clear. >> wealthier americans pitch in here. >> raising tax rates is unacceptable. and frankly it couldn't even pass the house. putting increase revenues on the table, but through reforming our tax code, and i would do that if the president were serious about solving our spending problem and trying to secure our entitlement programs. i am confident that he and i can find the common ground necessary. >> that common ground may be tough to find because the president has already said he would veto any deal that does not allow tax cuts for the rich to expire. boehner says republicans would introduce new tax revenue as they work toward a deal. the bean counters on capitol hill are out with analysis of what could happen if we do go
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over the fiscal cliff. the congressional budget office says lack of a deal would plunge the economy back into a recession. and it says the unemployment rate would likely rise over 9%. after more ballot counting yesterday, washington has become the third state to approve gay marriage. maryland and maine also approved same sex unions in tuesday's election. minnesota voters rejected a proposed constitutional amendment to ban it. six other states and washington, d.c. have approved same-sex marria marriage. tuesday the first time it passed through a public vote. opponent say they will continue to fight for marriage as being between a man and woman. president obama is claiming victory in florida even though the state they still haven't fin tished counting the ballots. most remaining votes in miami-dade county, leans democratic. the state's largest county had a last minute wave of absentee ballots and the race is too close to call they have to certifies though buys next week. >> got to love florida. speaking of politics we
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could soon see the next jen ration of the bush political dine street. george p. bush has filed papers in texas to run for office. the 36-year-old is the son of former florida governor jeb bush. the nephew of former president george w. bush. and the grandson of former president george h.w. bush. have fun sorting out all the initials, another bush. >> another george. >> an emotional day in a tucson courtroom as jared loughner was sentenced to life in prison for his shooting rampage. the first time victims survived the crime, including congresswoman gabrielle giffords came face to face with loughner. mark kelly spoke for her in the courtroom and hear more of what he had to say coming up later in the broadcast. seven members of the secretive seal team 6 one involved to kill osama bin laden they have been pirned for allegedly disclosing classified information. the seal members, consulted with makers of medal of honor war
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fighter. now that is a major violation of navy rules regarding disclosure of tactics, techniques, and pre seed jur -- procedures. seven men were punished, 11 involved, nonjudicial punishment, letters of reprimand can be career enders and punishments were read out loud in front of their peers this morning. a little public humiliation. >> first the book, upset about that. and now a video game. if you were watching yesterday morning, you saw the braise in robbery in which thieves drove into a mall to rob a jewelry store with an ax in hand. >> this morning a robbery a bit more directal we say. this one, from tennessee, cameras caught some one using a forklift to rip an atm off its fixture. >> who ever was driving the forklift. put the atm in a pickup truck and off they went. much like biker bandits we showed you yesterday. that atm has not been seen
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since. >> man. brazen is the word of the week is it not? >> forklift. >> a for effort i guess. >> coming up after an emotional day in court, mark kelly, husband of gabrielle giffords speaks to our diane sawyer. >> wounded in comb battle, and now jamming with one of the most iconic characters in rock history. a big night for them here in new york. stay tuned, "world news now" continues right after the break. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular. how far will people go to relieve their sore throat?
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♪ ♪ welcome back, everyone. as we mentioned earlier, gabby gifford came face to face yesterday with the gunman who nearly took her life. >> because of that attack, her husband, astronaut mark kelly had to read her statement to the court. abc's diane sawyer talked with him afterward. >> and joining us now, astronaut mark kelly. was it upsetting to her? >> it was difficult. you know, she said she was sad during a lot of the, you know the testimony, the victim impact statements. it's, also, you know tough to face somebody that did such a
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horrific crime, you know, in her case to her. and but she is a tough woman, incredibly proud of her. you know she stood up tall there as i read, read her statement. and i am very proud of her. >> you stared right in his eyes. what did you see as you stared in his eyes and what was that for you? >> you know, i saw a person who certainly has major mental illness. but also somebody that knew where he was and why he was there and was a little wit defiant i would have to say in the way he was looking at us and looking at gabby. you know, he was -- i got a sense that he was trying to intimidate us a little bit. but he, he certainly wasn't able to do that especially with my wife. >> you said that you were finished thinking about hem now. tonight is that true? >> you know the goal is to move on. and make the best of every day and not, you know, focus, not
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focus on the past. this is now in our past which is, you know, a nice thing. it does feel some sense of resolution. i can guarantee you we will not be spending a lot of time thinkinthink ing about jared loughner. >> it is a new day. a lot of things take courage. both of you have shown so much courage. astronaut mark kelly joining us tonight. >> you are welcome, diane. >> i thought the quote was inspiring. you fritried to create a world k as your own, you failed, you may have put a bulleten her head but didn't put a dent in her spirit. >> he took aim at politicians and governors not doing more on control. we have passed up the opportunity to address this issue, after columbincolumbine,a tech, tucson, aurora, we have done nothing. calling jan brewer's work
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feckless. reporting out weeks after the shooting arizona took time out to name an official state handgun weeks after the shooting. it was a multilayered speech he gave in the courtroom yesterday. >> coming up next -- music's power to heal. >> the wounded warriors project that is turning silence to sound the you will want to meet this band of brothers. stay with us.
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well here in new york last night, a cause to sing about. the 6th annual stand up for heroes benefit put on by our own bob woodruff to raise money for america's wounded warriors. >> but this year there was a very special band of brothers, on the stage as well. and basketball has their story.
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♪ >> reporter: it was the boss, bringing the house down. this year, joining him, a different band of brothers. >> i was in kandahar in afghanistan, and lost my leg above the knee. both of my legs above the knee immediately. >> reporter: wounded veterans now students of a program at walter reed called music corps. they're taught instruments, taught to use their new body. the idea came to pianist arthur bloom while visiting the hospital he noticed injured veterans sitting alone in silence for hours. >> life is just blown up in every sense of the word. what we are frying to do is to really reinject a sense of excellence. >> reporter: excellence and healing. >> there actually are increasing number of studies, that music
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can help an injured brain heal. >> i have an injured brain can i play music with you. >> reporter: music corps pairs up veterans with some of the world's biggest stars. roger waters, front man of pink floyd. and after seeing the crowd at last year's stand up for heroes event, roger had an idea. >> i thought what if they would let me try and put a band together that had a bunch of the guys in it? these guys? >> reporter: they became the wounded warriors band. this is a dream i imagine you can't have thought. >> no, never, ever imagined it. >> reporter: together on the stage might not always see their scars, but you will see their souls. bob woodruff, abc news, new york. >> the stats here, one in every
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50 service members served in the wars, sustained an injury. one in 25, 20%, post-traumatic stress, traumatic brain injury and depression. >> if you didn't serve, serve those that did. a quote that came out of last night. you disgust me.
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♪ welcome back, everybody. time for "insomniac theater." and two movies opening this weekend with a lot of buzz, first out of the gate "skyfall" and james bond back in action here. we have all, seen james bond movies. you know, daniel craig back once again. the lady love him. guys want to be him. action thriller once again. a good cast, daniel craig, getting a 93% rating from rotten tomato. all the old standard james bond movies, martini, locals,
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and scant lily clad women. take a listen. >> i have been waiting to see. you made such a bold entrance. >> who doesn't appreciate the traditional twists. mister -- >> bond, james bond. >> bond, james bond. who doesn't love that. 93%. could be one of the best bond movies ever. one review, sky fall is thrilling, glossy, sexy, in t l intelligent. >> from bond to lincoln. abraham lincoln that is. exactly. what the movie is about our 16th president and final months in office. really tough time, arduous time in his reign trying to unite the
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country, end the war, abolish slavery. if you are a civil war buff -- you might like it. daniel day-lewis, tommy lee jones, prominent congressman. political undertones. take a look. >> hundred of thousand hatch died. >> imagine the possibilities, peace will bring. why tarnish your luster with the house. the same gang that rejected the amendment ten months ago. >> i like our chances now. >> very convincing role there. great reviews already. the l.a. says steven spielberg's lincoln is a towering achievement. the director, here at "world news now" said that it is long, overwritten but a great performan performance. sally fields who plays lincoln's wife steals the show. kind of an overemotional wife. >> political movie more than a
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war movie. know that going into it. >> yes. >> two good choices this weekend. go check them out.
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this morning on "world news now" -- life in prison. that's the sentence for jared lee loughner. >> the gunman in the tucson, arizona mass shooting was put away for good after hearing some pretty emotional words from relatives of his victims. it's friday, november 9th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." well, among those relatives, of course, mark kelly husband of former representative gabby giffords. good morning, everyone, i'm paula faris. and it is friday. >> friday morning, good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. an emotional scene in the courtroom yesterday. we'll hear from kelly and victims' relatives as well.
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also this half-hour, the power problems in the storm zone nearly two weeks after sandy and they don't seem to be getting much better. needless to say residents and business owners are just, just a little bit irritated to put it quite mildly. >> it's not inconvenient anymore. it's more than that. >> it is much more than that. then if a fire truck could talk, the tales it could tell. listen to this, one that has gone back and forth from louisiana, katrina, and new york for 9/11 and back. now back again the brotherhood of firefighters that is straight ahead. >> those are two cities that share tragedy, have tragedy in common. katrina down there. 9/11 up here. now another one with sandy. so that -- the bond, the fire truck, represents that. also, we'll lighten the mood a little bit in "the skinny," she says, maybe not too much. she is going to be fine. talking about brooke burke from abc's "dancing with the stars," when the word cancer is involved we'll have to send her our very best thoughts and
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warm wishes. details of her condition. she is going to be okay the important thing. stay tuned for details coming up on that in "the skinny". >> what her doctors are telling her. our prayers and thoughts go out to her and her family. first, victims and relatives of those who died were in the courtroom as a judge reaffirmed that jared loughner would never again be a free man. part of a plea deal, loughner was sentenced to seven consecutive life terms and plus 140 years. abc's matt kozar reports. >> reporter: former astronaut mark kelly spoke directly at the man who shot his wife, former congresswoman gabrielle giffords, who did not speak during the proceeding. you may have put a bullet in her head, but not a dent in her spirit, kelly said. you tried to create for all of us a world as dark and evil as your own, but know this, and remember it always, you failed. it was the first time gabrielle giffords came face to face with 24-year-old jared lee loughner accused of killing six and wounding 13 others last year.
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loughner's mother sat sobbing in the courtroom. i won't think of you again, shooting victim susan heilman said to loughner who was injured while trying to help her 9-year-old neighbor. loughner will spend the rest of his life in jail without possibility of parole and pleaded guilty to 19 federal charges as part of a plea deal to avoid the federal death penalty. the only time he spoke in the courtroom was when the judge asked if loughner agreed not to comment? "yes, sir" loughner responded. during a news conference after the sentencing, tucson shooting victims expressed their pain and talked about the importance of treating the mentally ill. >> people should have been alerted that, that he needed mental health treatment. had this happened the violent acts might never have taken place. >> this is sad. this is tragic. this young man was treatable. >> it's unclear if state prosecutors will try loughner and seek the death penalty.
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loughner is currently being treated for paranoid schizophrenia. matt kozar, abc news, new york. >> and after, after this courtroom, mark kelly spoke exclusively with diane sawyer and said that, "know this gabby and i are done thinking about you," during his remarks in the courtroom. he also said, i ththought this quote really resound, you tried to create a world as dark and evil as your own. remember this you failed you. may have put a bullet through her head but you did not put a dent in her spirit. >> the thing that caught me during diane's interview was when, he said gabby was looking in his eyes the whole timing looking right at him. and mark said, it was almost like jared was looking back and wanted to intimidate them a little bit. kind of staring back at them. just imagine. obviously a sick man. some mental illness going on there, clearly. you can imagine that kind of moment what it must have been like in the courtroom not just emotionally intense but how you suppress the
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anger enough to say, look we are moving on, looking ahead a little bit. mark kelly speaking of that has not ruled out perhaps running for public office himself. we will see what kind of future has in store for the family. >> in turn made it a political statement too, coming down on arizona's gun laws, lack there of, and especially, governor jan brewer there really kind of seeking some sort of resolution we have got to get something done kid -- done considering the tragedies that are traced to handguns. >> i didn't know until this came out in media reports, in another half-hour of the show, weeks after the shooting, after the near assassination, arizona as a state passed a state handgun, like, people, have state bird, or state whatever, they passed a state handgun, passed weeks after the tragedy. that's appalling at some level. he took aim at that. the governor said i don't have a response. i will not play politics during this solemn occasion. that's where things stand. now to effects of super storm sandy still being felt
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nearly two weeks later. residents of seaside heights are being allowed to return to their new jersey homes for the first time since that town was devastated by sandy. they will be allowed to bring two suitcases to gather whatever might be left. it is hoped that contractors and insurance adjusters will be allowed in next week. two suitcases. >> more than 300,000 people applying for aid from fema. give you a sense of the numerical scope of what happened here. thousand of residents on new york's long island are facing yet another cold night without electricity. >> some are apparently told it will be thanksgiving before their power is back. abc's ginger zee reports from one hard hit city. >> reporter: when it comes to power, it is a case of haves and have-nots. >> we are the only ones. they have power. they have power. the only block in the area. >> we are the forgotten block. >> reporter: the neighbors live on one street in long island. they all came out to talk to us because they say they need help. >> the wires spark, every day
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they spark from somewhere else. you don't know it is live. >> reporter: those dangerous wires were blowing again. >> i am watching the wire hanging from my house. fill up with ice. is it going to fall? >> reporter: the storm caused more than just power problems. disrupting travel across the nation. and it dumped record snow for the date from connecticut to new jersey. it also added to the number of people who have not had power since sandy. 400,000 more customers in the dark. like nick michael and his family. they just got power back ten days after sandy, only to lose it again. >> it was great to have it. then we lose it again. extremely frustrating. >> so unfair. four, five, hours, and then it's out. >> reporter: they just want to know when the power is back for good. >> nobody lets you know exactly what is happening. >> reporter: new york's governor has said their power company has failed them. we called long island power authority four times, and haven't heard back. there is another politician who is calling for the military to take over that effort. ginger zee, abc news, garden
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city, new york. moving to politics this morning. today president obama is expected to deliver his first remarks on his agenda since election night. he'll make a statement from the white house about his plan to spur the economy and reduce the nation's deficit. meanwhile, house speaker john boehner signaled his willingness to hammer out a budget deal in an exclusive interview with abc's diane sawyer, boehner made it clear he was not open to raising taxes but did express confidence he and the president could find some common ground. sources tell abc news that talks are under way for a possible plea deal for congressman jesse jackson jr. the illinois democrat is currently being treated at the mayo clinic for bipolar disorder. the fbi investigating jackson for improperly using campaign funds for personal purchases potentially furniture at his home. but he coasted to victory tuesday, retaining his congressional seat despite virtually no presence on
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the campaign trail. the only involvement, a robo call, hadn't voted since june 8. and missed every one of the 225 votes since. that goes to show his strong contingency there. >> absolutely. a look at your friday forecast, a big storm in the rockies with blizzard conditions and up to 2 feet of snow in montana, idaho, utah. showers along the california coast. some light rain in the dakotas. drier in the northeast. chilly morning in the southeast. >> 70s from miami to new orleans. 50s in the northwest. and midwest. 40s from seattle to portland. >> with veterans' day almost upon us, college sports going all out to support the vets and military in general. one way that is happening, tonight on the flight deck of the decommissioned aircraft carrier, the "u.s.s. yorktown." >> a double-header on tap. first women of notre dame taking on the ohio state university buckeyes. then it is the buckeyes' men's team facing marquette. also in germany tonight, msu, spartans taking on uconn.
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>> we should note that espn's "college gameday" is being done live from the deck of the carrier "u.s.s. san diego" in port in san diego. they do that. kind of cool. >> nice tribute. for sure. parent, we have another segment of "parents picks" in the works. i know you can relate to how stressful it can be to travel over the holidays with kids. it is really not fun, let me tell you. >> those of us without kids don't like you guys on the plane either. >> i'm requesting feedback. what products make it easier for you to travel with your kids besides benadryl. on our previous "parents picks" segments, i featured my favorite stroller and favorite products that have been a lifesaver for me as a parent. if you have travel product idea for an upcoming segment, tweet me@paulafaris or on share, please. >> share. your advice. >> i have to travel with my children. >> i still like the benadryl.
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sent up from louisiana to help new yorkers suffering after the storm. but for this truck it is actually a return trip. our reporter from wabc has the story from long beach, new york. >> reporter: it is painted like any other fdny rig, on the streets of long beach after the most unlikely of journeys. >> we all live here. we grew up here. we went to school here. we shop here. it is very emotional seeing our neighbors, our friends, our family just completely wiped out. >> reporter: at the height of hurricane sandy, the long beach fire department lost three of its four engines to the devastating surge of water. >> we got to come up and help our friend. >> reporter: now their brothers from the bayou have come to the rescue. the rig was donated to the fdny, served for several years until katrina hit. then they returned it so new orleans firefighters could put it to use. but they sent it back.
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officials so moved by their plight, they redonated the gift that has kept on giving. >> we share a bond that can never be broken by any storm, by any bit of politics by any negativity, we share a bond that is all about protecting people. >> reporter: now the city of long beach logo is on the side of this truck and joins louisiana logos, the new orleans fire department, and of course, fdny. the idea is once long beach gets back on its feet, this truck may wind up helping another fire department in need. as it goes around the country in the spirit of brotherhood. i love that story. let me tell you there is one part of the country that feels the pain of the folks up here dealing with sandy, the folks on the gulf coast in new orleans, mississippi, got hammered in katrina in 2005. i can't tell you the number of text messages, facebook messages, from new orleans saying how is new york doing. there is a kinship. we go through something like this. they emphasize to the tenth degree with what is going on up here.
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trust me. good to see the brotherhood and spirit of generosity. that is telling of both cities for sure. >> there is no hesitation whatsoever to jump in and help. >> no, no. i think i said this on the show a few weeks ago. hopefully with sandy now we know as a country these kind of storms can happen more than just one area. the people up here when you hear a storm in the gulf may hit florida, texas, new orleans, you have a deeper appreciation for what that could potentially mean. it sensitizes everybody to what these kind of storms can do. so, congratulations to the folks, sending up the truck, and we are all in this together. that's the message. >> no longer sympathy, empathy. >> a health scare for brooke burke chavet. >> and the skinny, we'll be back after this. >> announcer: "world
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ skinny so skinny welcome back, everybody. start "the skinny" today with news about brooke burke, may know her as co-host of our big hit "dancing with the stars." apparently she is battling thyroid cancer and announced through a personal youtube video, battling the disease, she is okay, never felt better. said a few months to get her head around this thing and set up surgery for the next few weeks. take a listen to the video. >> i need to have thyroid surgery and have a
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thyroidectomy, which means i will have a nice big scar right here across my neck. i don't get to walk around and pretend like nothing happened. i am used to being in control and taking care of everybody and all my kids and i find myself in this out of control situation the i am just going to make a positive out of this negative thing. and -- and i'm going to be a really good patient and do everything that i need to do. >> certainly sending her our thoughts and prayers. she has four kids. doctors have said this is actually a good cancer to have compared to others very curable, very treatable. she will set the surgery. wish her nothing but the best and a speedy, speedy recover. >> this cancer is the type that has a happy ending. our thoughts and prayers go out to her. charlie sheen allegedly according to this police report, the l.a. police are looking into allegations he threatened to kill a man who clac
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clachl -- claims to be a former associate of sheen's. the man fears for his life, and that sheen is intent on murdering him with a semiautomatic gun, because of a text message sheen allegedly sent to a mutual friend, i will blow his head off with a super 90. a source close to sheen says this is not true. the accuser is a dishonorably discharged military person. this is of course -- tmz reporting the story. >> charlie, always a headline out of charlie. speaking of tmz, reporting news about carly rae jepsen, sings "call me maybe" threatened for legal action for a fan aza, the tmz, saying the song is a rip off of hunky santa. you know the popular song. take a listen to the alleged ripoff. take a listen. ♪ what's your name do you want to be my santa ♪
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>> she is a ukrainian singer, apparently, she is saying that's how, the song that led to "call me maybe." i don't hear it. maybe you do at home you. you decide. >> i don't think so, maybe. >> lawsuit dismissed, maybe. >> lawsuit dismissed, maybe. you disgust me.
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♪ everybody's working for the weekend ♪ ♪ everybody's working for the weekend ♪ >> finally this half-hour, this week, after a campaign that seemed to last forever. the election has come and gone. >> for so many recovering from an historic super storm, a second blow. but first though, a little comedy to begin this week's friday rewind. >> if i have to pick one guy to have my back in a crisis it would be barack obama. he has been amazing. you know, so kind, such a leader, a true inspiration. again, i will be a good soldier. i will vote for romney. but i am going to hate it.
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>> i am actually late for work right now. it is about two hours. >> the lines were just all in shambles it was crazy. >> why are you upset? >> i really, really want to vote. >> yeah, why can't you vote? >> because i am not 18 years old. >> i have listened to you. i have learned from you. and you have made me a better president. and with your stories and your struggles i return to the white house more determined and more inspired than ever about the work that there is to do and the future that lies ahead. [ cheers and applause ] >> i so wish i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction. but the nation chose another leader, so ann and i join with you to earnestly pray for him and this great nation. >> it started to get cold. people are in homes that are uninhabitable. it is going to become increasingly clear they're
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uninhabitable when the temperature drops. >> it's eight days. and the mayor, the governor comes on the radio and says "oh the sun is out today." who cares? who cares if the sun is out today? get us the services that everybody needs out here. we are desperate. >> we are not sitting around singing, this is really a dangerous, dangerous situation. a real danger this place in the dark. >> we don't have electricity, any running water, any heat. though i am concerned about voting i am more concerned about survival. >> survival is it. and this is a good place to thank everyone who donated, donated to our abc day of giving back on monday. $17 million raised from that effort. hopefully that money does some good and gets to the people who need it most. >> even if you've can't contribute with your pocketbook, try to contribute with your time. time and energy are needed to help these folks in any way possible. >> food, old clothes, anything. help out. >> yeah. >> keeping everyone in mind from the victims of the storm. send our thoughts and prayers.
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