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this m this morning on "world news now," oh, he said what? double takes and raised eyebrows around the world this morn after what president trump said about african countries and haiti, which is already taking action. the deadly flu outbreak. nearly every state is grappling with the severe flu season. the latest victim, a mother of two. some schools canceling classes, one state declaring a state of emergency. and new this half hour, the new developments in a sex scandal swirling around a governor. >> what the rising
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bombshell affair and now the new criminal investigation. also ahead, we're breaking down the winners and losers of the biggest award show of the year. so huge and important, the winners in the top categories didn't show up. was it the blue carpet? we'll break it all down in "the skinny," it's friday, january 12th. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> this honestly, like sometimes i kid, but for real, this is a huge award show, so this really was a big deal. >> he is so excited about this award show. >> this was a big deal that people weren't there for the awards show. we'll break that do you know in "the skinny." >> you were too upset. all right, we are going to start today with the outrage that has been pouring in over president trump's use of some rather vulgar language. it happened while he was discussing an immigration deal that would include protections
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for people from haiti and africa. >> the president of haiti has called in the top u.s. diplomat for discussion about the president's comment. we do want to show you the new york daily news summing it up in their way. the front page, it speaks for itself. i would say. >> i have no comment for that. that's amazing. >> enough said. no more words. here's mary bruce. >> reporter: lawmakers thought they had a deal to protect d.r.e.a.m.ers. >> deal or no deal? >> reporter: lawmakers took that deal to the president, but when they returned -- >> no deal yet, there's got to be one, because we're run being o -- running out of time. >> we have no agreement with the president. >> reporter: sources briefed on the meeting tell abc news, when president trump learned the bill would restore protections for
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immigrants from haiti and african countries, he said why are we having all these people from expletive countries coming here. instead, trump suggested, the u.s. should bring in more people from places like norway. elijah cummings called the statements unforgivable and demeaning to the office of the presidency. and from senator cory booker, let me be clear, donald trump does not speak for america. it's a stunning setback to the talks. the president sat down with law makes and even seemed to agree with democrats. >> what about a clean daca bill now. with a commitment that we go into a comprehensive immigration reform procedure. >> i have no problem. i think that's basically what dick is saying, we're going to come up with daca, do daca and start immediately on phase two, which would be comprehensive. >> you need to be clear, though, i think what senator feinstein's
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asking here, when we talk about daca, we don't want to be back here two years later, you have to have security as the secretary would tell you. >> i think that's what she's saying. >> reporter: the president said he would sign whatever lawmakers could agree to. but he made clear, he has one firm condition. >> we need the wall. we have to have the wall for security purposes. >> reporter: there is an provision in the new agreement to deliver on some kind of wall, in the form of beefed-up border security. but that no longer seems to be the president's main objection. in a statement, the white house says president trump is fighting for permanent solutions that make our country stronger by welcoming those who can assimilate into our great nation. but what the white house is not saying, no denial that the president made these comments. mary bruce, abc news, capitol hill. >> and the president had been tweeting overnight but didn't tweet about this particular controversy. in the meantime, he's not saying either if he's spoken with the leader of north korea. >> in an interview with "the ll
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probably do have a very good relationship with kim jong un. publicly, the president has called kim "little rocket man" as well as "twisted and depraved." the president also told the journal that the recent talks between south and north korea could be an attempt to drive a wedge between the u.s. and the south koreans. the president confirming that he has canceled a trip to london scheduled for next month. he was set to open a new u.s. embassy there, but it was delayed because of large protests in london. the president said he cal sel-- canceled it because he didn't favor the real estate deal that was made. it was signed before obama took office. the frightening power of the california mudslides is raising the stakes for those searching for the victims. take a lk
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it left 17 people dead and more than 40 others are still unaccounted for. crews worry they're run out of time to find the missing. here's marci gonzalez. >> reporter: from above, that incredible before and after. >> you see this area here with this home and this pool, as we fade back to what's left there. absolutely nothing. >> reporter: in the thick, muck-swamp mess surrounding the roughly 600 homes and businesses damaged or destroyed by the mudslides in california, an urgent search. >> look for human remains. >> reporter: hundreds of first responders and volunteers holding on to the last this shred of hope that the missing may be found. >> i've lived through fires and earthquakes, i've never seen anything like this, it's devastating. >> reporter: that devastating rush of fast water, mud and boulders that tore through santa barbara county on tuesday, killed at least 17 people. >> i know people already, personally, who have die
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>> reporter: also 12 year old sawyer, and rebecca riskin, a prominent realtor. >> it's too horrific here for someone to survive that. >> reporter: her son returning to her mud-pummeled home. >> i hope that she knows that i was giving everything i could to find her. >> reporter: as time starts running out for these teams to find others. marci gonzalez, abc news, burbank, california. more than 120 million americans are in the path of a winter storm that will bring a mixed bag of weather. through tomorrow. oklahoma felt the cold front that literally rolled in south of the city. wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour for thursday. over the next few hours, colder air will rush into the midwest and cause temperatures to drop. friday morning areas of heavy rain will hit parts of the east coast. in the evening, heavy rain hits the i-95 corridor from
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so it will be a perfect weekend to get away. just drive, i'd say around rush hour. just don't. in the meantime, new video just in. a heavy snowstorm in japan stranded more than 400 passengers on a commuter train overnight. a 30-inch snowfall stopped the four-car train in its tracks. all four cars had electricity and heat, but only one bathroom. can you imagine? triggering long lines. and then the toilet paper, oh. >> this is disgusting. story over. >> the train, the train was overcrowded forcing many riders to stand the entire time. >> a terrible commute. >> yeah. awful. all right, well, now this morning we're expecting an update from the government on the season's flu outbreak. alabama is the latest state to declare a state of emergency due to the flu. health officials across the
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deaths. the latest victim, a mother outside boston, and this time it seems to be hitting the young particularly hard. an entire school district in idaho has closed until monday, after almost 40% of its students were out sick this week. kellogg school officials hope staff and students will stay home and get plenty of rest while cleaning staff gives a deep clean to all the buildings. walmart is raising wages and giving $1,000 bonuses to some workers. the world's largest private employer says the chains are all due to tax reform. starting wages for u.s. workers are now $11 per hour. a $2 increase. they mention that on the same day they mention this. that they're closing 63 sam's clubs stores across the country. the move likely means that thousands of people will be out of jobs. some stores closed on thursday abruptly, but workers only found out when they showed up and found the locks on the doors, and at least 12 stores will
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become e-commerce distribution centers. >> we talked a lot about the weather this week. it's been cold, often miserable. but here's one family in western michigan where they built a giant snowman. >> we're talking 18 feet tall. it sits near grand rapids, and like any snowman, it can't stand the heat. >> warmer temperatures are taking their toll, but the gandy family says it took them three days to build their new maky friend, that includes giving it a garbage can for a hat and oreo lunch boxes for eyes. coming up right here, the governor who's admitting to having an affair, see how he's fighting to keep his job. and hit me baby one more time. that's right. britney spears making an announcement about her popular vegas act. we've got the details in "the skinny." announcement about her popular vegas act.
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were told they were stuck until monday. that's all weekend. that's when the cell phones came out, and an airline employee allegedly threatened to have a passenger arrested for filming. they say the worker was wrong to they're incredibly strict.rding you know how you can hide your seat belt? they will make sure that your phone is away. >> you're not surprised. there is a new development in the deepening sex scandal involving the governor of missouri. >> a criminal investigation has been laufrsnched amid allegatio that the rising republican star threatened a woman into silence. >> reporter: missouri governor, eric greitens, a former
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star admits that about the time he announced his run for office, >> i am a very proud husband and father. >> reporter: he was cheating on his wife. that admission comes after audio was released of a woman describing a sexual encounter she says she had with the politician in 2015. in the audio, recorded secretly by her now-ex-husband, she claims he tied her up and blindfolded her. quote, i saw a flash through the blindfold, and he said you're never going to mention my name, otherwise there will be pictures of me everywhere. the governor denies that, but the local prosecutor in st. louis is launching a formal investigation, calling the allegations serious. his wife stands by her husband. we have a loving marriage and awesome family. anything beyond that is between us and god. the governor says any allegations of violence is completely false. it never happened, he says. meanwhile, the woman on that audiotape isn't commenting. david wright, abc news, new york. when we come back, the big
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[000:17:48;00] ♪ so skinny oh, my god, it is an all-important skinny. we have people in hollywood tuning in after the big awards show last night, the biggest one of the entire season. >> the oscars? >> no, we have bigger and large. >> golden globes? >> we had that a week ago. >> the critics choice awards? >> the kids choice awards. wait, what? the critics choice awards, sorry. host olivia munn took on mark wahlberg, that whole salary thing and the men of the golden globes. >> but she also let loose with her guest. >> and i don't rap. >> well, you do now. >> will you sign my bonnet? >> don't sign her bonnet.
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>> this is to my mother. what's going on here? really happy with that, thanks. i'll take it back. >> see olivia out there doing her thing. there were a lot of repeat winners. "big little lies" was one of the winners. >> and some of the winners from the blue carpet. the stars actually wore color as opposed to the golden globes this past sunday. jessica biel. justin wasn't there, by the way. this is a see-through gown with black and white and red. >> you just read it. that's a terrible review, kendis. >> this is what our producers think is one of the winners. >> anyone? >> she can do no wrong in my mind. let's go to mary j. blije.
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she celebrated a birthday. vivian westwood gown. she's beautiful, glowing. again, we're talking winners here, right? i'm just double-checking. this is ru paul, wearing a black tux with paisley embellishments. you do you, boo. >> he was a winner for best reality show host. so he did technically win. not everyone's loving her hair. it's severe. it's severe. what do you think, kendis? >> i like it. >> all right, all right. >> elisabeth moss, looking good there. >> all right, we're going to move on from the greatest award show of the season to probably the greatest singer, yes, i am talking about our friend britney spears, because oops, she's doing it again. britney spears fans, i know you are out there.
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she's staying in vegas, baby. we're thrilled. she wrapped up her planet hollywood residency on new year's eve. but don't worry, what happens in vegas, it really does stay in vegas. >> so she signed a deal to perform at park theaters starting in 2019. it'sle the same place lady gaga will start her sin city run in december. >> cher, ricky martin and bruno mars have all done shows there. >> this means we get more of britney's at home vegas videos. she's painting jessica biel's dress for the critics choice award. >> beautiful. no word yet on what she'll be doing until 2019. i'm not making fun. i'm generally enthusiastic. >> britney's a good dancer.
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dr. oz proved that he's more than just a tv host when he to vegas. >> a fellow passenger passed out. the surgeon said he wasn't sure if the man was having a heart attack, but he jumped in to help. >> dr. oz stayed in touch with the man and said the collapse was likely caused by the flu. it's never much, just what's left after i break a dollar. and i never thought i could get quality life insurance with my spare change. neither did i. until i saw a commercial for the colonial penn program. imagine people our age getting life insurance at such an affordable rate. it's true. if you're 50 to 85, you can get guaranteed acceptance life insurance through the colonial penn program for less than 35 cents a day, just $9.95 a month. there's no medical exam and no health questions.
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♪he would be a less wrinkly, and winning at life.♪ ♪ all right, wrapping up the from the devastating mudslides to the historic meeting between north and south korea. >> it's been a busy week here, here's your friday rewind. after the wildfires, staggering amounts of rain triggers deadly mudslides in california. >> firefighters are telling us that that foundation right there had a house on it. that house is now over there, smashed up against those trees.
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>> the only words i think of to describe what it looked like, it looked like a world war i battlefield. >> breaking overnight, the first high stakes meeting between north and south korea. >> the south koreans have promised the u.s. they will not soften their stance on nuclear weapons or sanctions. >> president trump's unprecedented meeting on live tv, trying to negotiate an immigration deal. >> is there any agreement without the wall? >> no. >> oprah winfrey rocked the golden globes with a speech so bold it's sparking rumors of a presidential run. >> a new day is on the horizon! when nobody ever has to say me too again.
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>> you never said to >> no. >> and you were never part of the plan. >> no. i did, houwever, overhear them talking about stuff, well, maybe we should take somebody out so we can make sure she gets on the team. and i remember telling them, i go what the hell are you talking about? i can skate. >> sweet victory. alabama crimson tide, rolling over georgia in an overtime thriller. >> fired to the end zone, touchdown! alabama wins! >> this is a great win for our players, and i've never been happier in my life. >> finally, a man finds out that black ice, it can be painful. >> he's heading to work. ends up slipping, sliding. >> he's done so well, he can make it. no! >> oh, case of the mondays. >> black ice does not win this week. he is done.
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>> what a week for oprah. the lows where she got the legendary honor there at the
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golden globe and she watched there all of the mud coming making news in america this morning, controversial comment. president trump's vulgar slur about immigrants from haiti and africa. >> this remark by the president of the united states smacks of blatant racism. >> new fallout from the remark and what the white house is saying this morning. searching for survivors following those massive mudslides in southern california. new images of the damage as authorities increase the number of missing and the storm that caused it all marching east bringing snow, rain and strong winds. deadly flu season. cases surging across the country.


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