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a judge is expected to decide in a week if the two men are guilty of spying as the iranian government has charged. abc's t.j. winick has more. >> reporter: this silent video is our only look inside their four-hour court hearing in which the two americans expected to learn their fate. shane bauer and josh fattal appeared well and in good spirits despite their two years behind bars. accused of espionage, they insist they are innocent. along with companion sarah shourd, they were arrested in july 2009. they claim they were hiking, not spying, in a scenic area of northern iraq, unaware they were perilously close to the iranian border. >> they need to come home! >> bring them home! >> reporter: shourd was released last september because of illness. she rallied with the fattal and bauer families friday outside the iranian mission in new york ty. >> shane and josh are two innocent men, two compassionate,
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beautiful people. if it wasn't for them, i wouldn't be standing here today and able to have the strength to go on. >> reporter: in a statement the family said, we pray the iranian authorities will show compassion. the coming days fill us with great hope but they will also be difficult for ououfamilies. >> we wait and wait and the roller coaster is severe. it's affected our lives totally. >> reporter: lives that could soon be back on solid ground possibly within the week. t.j. winick, abc news, new york. an insanity defense looks unlikely for the right wing extremist who admitted killing dozens in norway. a top doctor tells the associated press that anders breivik appears to have been in ntrol of his actions during the attack. in norway, an insanity defense requires that a defendant be in a state of psychosis while committing the crime with which he is charged. the father of a missing 11-year-old girl is now begging his daughter to come home one week after she mysteriously disappeared. meanwhile police searched a nearby pond hoping to find any
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clues about what exactly happened to celina cass. wmur's adam harding has the latest. >> frustrating. frustrating because i don't know where she is and i worry about her. >> reporter: for the first time since this investigation began six days ago, celina cass' family is breaking their silence. her father is making a desperate and public plea for information. >> i said to my folks today, i says, i got to say something. i says, i can't stay stuck behind something all my life. i said, this is my daughter, i got to open my mouth. i'm hurting and it bothers me. >> reporter: adam says days ago he was in a medically induced coma. he's had heart issues his entire life and it was in the hospital he first learned his little girl was missing. >> i can't believe that she's walked off. i -- i can't believevet. somebody's had to kidnap -- it's -- it's the only thing i can see has happened. she's not the type to just -- to walk off from somewhere. >> reporter: investigators have been working around the clock,
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looking for any clues surrounding celina's sudden disappearance. officials on sunday searched a pond near the home celina was last seen in while family friends continue a grassroots effort to spread her picture. celina's father is hoping for her safe return. >> i told her today on the news that daddy will be here when you come home. and i still will be. >> reporter: he is a man with a broken heart in more ways than one. who credits his faith for helping him heal. do you have more good faith in your back pocket? >> better believe it. better believe it. i'll do anything for my daughter. >> reporter: several state and federal agencies are assisting in this investigation. authorities today, though, saying morale remains incredibly high among the searchers. in stewartstown, new hampshire, adam harding for abc news. >> mystery, that story. >> weird story. a huge bubble of hot, humid air is still smothering the middle of the country. heat warnings, watches or
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advisories are now posted in more than a dozen states today and are bracing for the hottest temperatures of the summer this week, from texas up to kansas. dallas has hit 100 degrees or above every day for the past month. its second longest triple digit streak ever. >> whoo, they deserve a break. >> it is hot, man, chill out in texas, whoa. and here's the rest of your monday forecast. hail and gusty winds from the dakotas to the upper peninsula of michigan. much of the same northeast philadelphia to portland, maine. heavy rain and flash floloing in the southwest. popup thunderstorms from omaha to the carolinas and florida. >> 90s from miami to new york. a scorching 107 down in dallas. 97 in kansas city. 88 in minneapolis. phoenix hits 105. sacramento 85. here's something that's going to make you feel old. >> i know, really. >> hard to believe but mtv is all grown up. it turns 30 today. the pioneering network aired what they were calling music videos, what are those, introduced by veejays.
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"video killed the radio star" was the very first video they played. imagine that. >> seems like the last one too. apparently they don't play videos at mtv anymore, that's how old i am. oh, love "the jersey shore." mtv went on to air live concerts and spin off several other channels. in fact, a three-day look back at the big moment in mtv history is now airing on vh1. >> very exciting. >> very cool. 30 years. >> i know. >> wow, crazy. >> i'm trying not to think about that too much. >> we're getting old. congratulations are in order for a new class of graduates who just made the grade out in san francisco. >> that's right, five penguin chicks rejoined their colony at the san francisco zoo over the weekend after successfully completing fish school. congratulations. the penguins spent a month leararng how to swim and getting hand-fed, getting used to that interacting with people. >> the chicks may look a lot alike but the zookeepers there say they each have very different personalities.
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good for those guys. >> individuals just like people. >> show them love. maybe they'll stay close to home. like that one guy happy feet. >> do we know how happy feet is doing? is he halfway there yet? >> he could be at mcdonald's in california somewhere, we'll keep you posted. >> he's not going back. >> more "world news now" coming up after the break. ♪
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♪ i can feel it coming in the ♪ i can feel it coming in the air tonight ♪ ♪ hold on >> a little phil collins. >> all right. the legend of d.b. cooper lives on. you'll remember, he's the guy who hijacked a plane in 1971, demanded a huge sum of money, then parachuted out never to be seen again. >> the story is so crazy. everyone secretly hopes he got away except of course for the fbi which right now is tracking down a very promising new clue in this case. here's abc's john donvan. >> reporter: like a ghost, the eyes and the composite sketch
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have never blinked once. taunting question, who am i? now 40 years after the plane hijacked by the man known to criminal history as d.b. cooper landed without him, because he'd parachuted out the tail with $200,000 in ransom money, news that the fbi has a new lead. a spokesman is quoted as saying, our most promising lead. at the fbi forensic lab in quantico, virginia, they're said to be looking at a piece of property belonging to an apparently new suspect which is all they're saying for now about a case that, because the bad guy was never found, has entered the annals of criminal legend. >> he was the 1970s versioioof bonnie and clyde. >> reporter: jeffrey gray's book "skyjack" comes out in a few weeks. >> he was somebody who through his daring and courage and romanticism was able to change the way people think about something and he developed a cult following that continues to this day.
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♪ have you ever seen old d.b. cooper again ♪ >> reporter: indeed, cooper, the name on the ticket he used that day in 1971 has been a character for dozens of songs and tv shows. and one film "in pursuit of d.b. cooper," the story of a man in a suit who shows up with what looks like a bomb, demands money, lets most of the passengers go and then jumps, never to be seen again. there's always been the suggestion that maybe having leapt into the dark somewhere over rural washington state, the so-called d.b. cooper died in his jump. either way investigators have been plagued for years by what's called the cooper curse. promising leads including some 1,000 different possible suspects and the 1980 discovery of some of the ransom money in a riverbed, that always end up leading into yet another dead end. partly because the evidence, taken 40 years ago from the plane, was apparently never much to go on. >> there are problems with the integrity of the forensic evidence or there has been in the past. >> reporter: if this latest lead is most promising, who knows, maybe the ghost will blink at last. john donvan, abc news, washington. >> it's an incredible story.
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at t ts point. to be pretty old >> right. and they're not saying whether he's dead or alive. they have apparently found some fingerprints and dna evidence, now they think they may have a better idea of where he is, dead or alive. we'll see how it plays out. what a bizarre story. >> and what happened to the cash. >> all that money. when we come back, royal wedding 2. prince william's cousin got married over the weekend. >> how did the wedding stack up against the family's big bash earlier this year? we'll have those details and more when we come right back. we'll have those details and more when we come right back.
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queen elizabeth has been going to a lot of weddings lately. in april grandson william, then this weekend granddaughter zara phillips. >> zara never took a title and isn't in the family business so her wedding was a little more low-key than her cousin's. >> reporter: the bride looked
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radiant in her ivory satin dress with a glistening tiara borrowed from her mother princess anne. the groom looked dapper in his pinstripe suit. a far cry from their normal casual attire. on their wedding day they were beaming, calm and collected. by the way, he was five minutes early. the queen's oldest granddaughter zara was five minutes late. but who's counting? she and hubby mike, a rugby sports star, sealed their marriage with a kiss and wowed the crowd. okay, so it wasn't quite like that other kiss on that balcony. but that's because these newlyweds don't like the spotlight. their wedding was so private that buckingham palace only released a few details. but the 1,500 well-wishers lining the streets -- some had even camped overnight -- were not disappointed. they got to cheer all the members of the royal family. there was the bride's mother in a fetching, flowery ensemble, followed by her brother prince
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charles and the duchess of cornwall, who was wearing a mint green suit complete with a matching fascinator. finally, the couple the crowd really wanted to see, william and catherine. the queen was the last guest to arrive before the bride made her royal entrance. there were no really scary hats. oh, well, there was one. princess beatrice's choice. but it didn't make a splash like that other creation that even had its own facebook page. no frightening outfits. just a low-key affair. followed by a reception at zara's grandma's official residence in scotland, which is, of course, a palace. not bad for a low-key event. >> you know, zara may want to keep it low-key but she still is 13th in line for the throne. >> only 13th? wait it out. one day, right? they are really low-key. they're not even taking a honeymoon. they're in training so they're going right back to work. not even a lavish honeymoon. >> she's a serious equestrian.
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we'll be right back. honeymoon. >> she's a serious equestrian. we'll be right back. hó
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those top two movies, neck and neck there. >> a total tie. you don't see that, "smurfs" and "cowboys and aliens." finally this half hour, as you can tell, it's time for "insomniac theater." this weekend at the box office it was pretty much a tie for number one between "the smurfs" and "cowboys and aliens." two similar movies. >> very, very similar, exactly. our digital news associate jace henderson chose "cowboys and aliens" and he's here with a review. >> yes. the title pretty much says it all, but what was the basic gist of this? >> after hearing "cowboys and aliens" i wasn't sure if i was interested in seeing this movie. i went and saw it and it proved me wrong.
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"cowboys and aliens" is based on a popular graphic that was published in 2006. the story takes place in 1873. in it a mysterious outlaw played by daniel craig finds himself in the middle of the desert with a strange wristband and no idea who he is. he stumbles into an arizona dust town where he meets a craggy rancher, dollar hyde, played by harrison ford. they don't get along until aliens arrive and blow up the town. the two men lead a motley crew of outlaws, cowboys and indian warriors to fight the invaders. let's take a listen to what some moviegoers had to say. >> i thought it was fantastic. it was interesting, it was action-filled, it was a whole lot of fun. >> the aliens wowed me. >> the characters, they had a lot of spirit to them. they were a lot of fun and had -- they were relatable. >> i like the story. i thought it was very imaginative. >> other than the action and science fiction, it had all of
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the values of a great western. >> they could have had more girl cowboys. >> i liked how the cowboys, no technology, all of a sudden, you know, became so adept at fighting an advanced civilization. >> the one thing that i really liked about this film was how they added the visual effect of this granulated film over it. so you're actually watching the movie, you feel like you're watching an old western. then out of nowhere they have these graphic efefcts of the aliens intruding. it's pretty cool. it's a pretty cool movie to see. so -- >> you liked it? >> i did. i rated the movie 4 stars out of 5. >> good rating, okay. some producers are being mean, they're saying harrison ford's too old to be an action hero. but was he pretty good? >> i liked him. he was very -- him and daniel craig had a very mysterious connection amongst their characters. >> what about olivia wilde? >> beautiful actress. >> amen to that. i agree with that.
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this morning on "world news now," breaking news. the president makes a deal. after weeks of negotiating, democrat and republican leaders finally agree on a plan to end the nation's debt crisis. >> and the president says your e-mails, phone calls and tweets made it happen. it is monday, august 1st. from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, i'm tanya rivero. >> i'm rob nelson. the president came out last night saying the process as we all know was messy and took way too long but the heavy lifting is now done. of course, though, congress still has to officially vote on this package. but mr. obama credited the american people who of course flooded the switchboards and congressional inboxes with pushing this deal through finally. not the deal he wanted or many folks wanted but it is a compromise.
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we'll see how congress votes. >> the 11th hour. oh, my goodness. >> the 11 and a half hour. >> that's right. then in what is being called a miracle, a plane that departed from new york carrying 162 people crashed in guyana and split in two. miraculously, no one was killed. today, investigators from the ntsb are on the ground trying to figure out what happened. >> very lucky folks aboard that plane. wow. it's not your typical summer camp but it might be where the next million-dollar idea is born. we head to the camp where kids are learning how to develop the apps of tomorrow. watch out, angry birds. i love this story. >> can i sign my kids up for this camp? >> no kidding. we both can retire early and be done, yes, let's go. >> mama needs to retire, kiddies, all right. but first, it came down to the wire but the president and congressional leaders have reached a deal to avert a financial crisis. >> the government can keep borrowing money in exchange for trillions ofof dollars in cuts t the plan must still be approved by congress.
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wabc's lucy yang has the details. >> most of all, i want to thank the american people. >> reporter: president obama addressed the nation for four minutes tonight outlining the tentative plan and explaining how it's a compromise for both sides, but a compromise worth passing. >> it will allow us to avoid default, it will allow us to pay our bills, it will allow us to start reducing our deficit in a responsible way. >> reporter: it has been a roller coaster ride trying to solve the debt crisis, most of it downhill. but finally, progress. congressional leaders have reached a tentative agreement. it would raise the debt ceiling by $2.4 trillion. enough to get us through the next election cycle, which is what obama wanted. it would reduce spending by more than $1 trillion, spread out during the next cade, and include another $1 trillion in cuts, a special bipartisan committee to decide where to find the fat and report back in novembmber. and here's the rub. if congress fails to pass what the committee decides, automatic cuts would be made to sacred cows like medicare and the
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military. the question, can leaders get their members to approve the measure? >> one problem can stop the whole agreement from going forward. we must get something done as quickly as possible. >> reporter: if washington fails to reach a deal by august 2nd and begins defaulting on its loans it would wreak financial havoc across the globe, a fiscal nosedive no political party can afford. >> we will avoid default, avoid raising taxes, and begin to get the federal government's house in order by dealing with our biggest problem which is we've been spending entirely too much. >> all right, lucy yang from wabc reporting. here in new york, we were joking earlier if neither side is happy that's probably the hallmark of a good compromise. the republicans are upset about possible cuts to defense, democrats upset about possible cuts to medicare. some democrats upset too no tax increases were part of this, no revenue generation part of the final deal. but ultimately had to abandon
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because of political reality. >> none of this is a done deal yet even though foreign marks are rallying and everyone seems to believe what the president said, that this will go through. >> congress still has to vote, plus those important credit ratings are still not done yet. damage may already be done. if we get downgraded from aaa to aa the economic ripple effect of this is not settled just yet. so we'll see. >> it's not likely to be pretty. >> no, ain't over, as they say. >> that's right. wall street is likely to bounce back big now that the debt crisis appears to be for the most part over. worried investors helped drive the market down last week with the dow falling more than 500 points. >> one economist predicts even with only the tentative deal in place the dow could rally for 200 points today. got those day traders poised at their computers ready to go. >> big day on wall street. of course we'll have much more on the debt deal coming up on "america this morning," also on "good morning america" later today. and you can find all the latest information any time at and moving on to other news, president obama is calling the weekend government assault
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on civilian protesters in syria horrifying. at least 75 people were killed in one of the bloodiest days since the uprising began last march. one eyewitness said many more are likely dead. but people are too afraid to go out into the streets to collect the bodies. the protesters are trying to force the president of syria out of office. ananin guyana, a horrifying plane crash left the plane in pieces, yet miraculously, all 162 people on board survived. abc's aviation correspondent lisa stark has the story. >> reporter: for those on board it was a terrifying landing. >> i told my friend, you know, man, we going to die, we going to die. >> reporter: the plane skidded off the end of the runway in rain and darkness. it split into two. >> it happened suddenly. everybody was hysterical. you know, everybody was screaming. >> reporter: passengers scrambled to get out. >> we have to jump out of the plane. >> reporter: amazingly, everyone survived. >> it was serious. the plane practically broke in two.
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so that we should be very grateful for that. >> reporter: caribbean airline flight 523 started in new york's jfk airport, stopped in trinidad, then on to guyana. it was 1:30 in the morning and raining when the plane touched down and kept going, through a fence and on to a dirt road. >> the first thing investigators are going to look at are what we call the flight dynamics. in other words, where did they touch down on the runway? how far down? was it too far? how fast were they? was there water on the runway that would have lelethem hydroplane on a thin film of water? >> reporter: another question, was pilot fatigue a factor? with the boeing 737 landing in the wee hours of the morning? about 30 planes a year worldwide run off the side or the end of a runway according to a study by the flight safety foundation. most of this happens on landing and most, such as this accident in jamaica in 2009, are not fatal. the passengers on the caribbean airlines flight in guyana were indeed lucky. there wawas no fire. and the jet stopped just short
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of a 200-foot ravine. another key question, did the pilots of this plane forget to open the wing flaps that would have been critical for slowing the plane down on landing? it appears from the pictures they may not have been deployed. the black boxes have been recovered. they will help unravel this accident. lisa stark, abc news, washington. and the frantic search continues for a missing new hampshire girl who was last seen nearly a week ago. divers searched a pond yesterday for clues to the disappearance of 11-year-old celina cass. her father pleaded for the girl's return. he was in the hospital when she disappeared. >> if she hears me now, tell her daddy's okay now, i'm getting much better, i'm recovering from the hospital. so whenever you're ready to come home, daddy will be here for you, waiting for you. whoever else can give are in charge, state troopers o
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and warrant police station, any of the officers, be grateful, my appreciation. >> the fbi is offering a $25,000 reward for information in the case and a community member has added another $5,000. he may be the fbi's most elusive fugitive, but now the law enforcrcent agency says it has a promising new lead in the d.b. cooper mystery. he was the only person to ever hijack a plane and never be caught. he parachuted from a commercial jet somewhere over the northwest, taking with him $200,000 in ransom money. the fbi is not saying what this new clue is just yet but the agency says it is the best lead that it's had d decades. a bizarre case there. >> it t a fascinating mystery. people have been obsessed with this. >> they don't even know whether d.b. is alive or dead at this point. we'll see. >> a lot of conspiracy theories surrounding this one too. >> always are. here's your monday forecast. severe storms from the dakotas to michigan and the northeast. scattered thunderstorms from omaha to kansas city to little rock, new orleans and the
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carolinas. heavy monsoon downpours from albuquerque to denver and salt lake city. >> a mild 74 in seattle. 93 in boise. 99 in colorado springs. near 90 in minneapolis, chicago and detroit. dallas hits 107. still way too hot down there. new orleans meanwhile at 94. atlanta 93. 91 here in new york. 89 in boston. >> i'm glad it's cooled off relatively here. >> nice little break. there's a new kind of rodeo wowing crowds in idaho and there's not a horse, cattle or cowboy in sight. >> instead, the western states rodeo is all backhoes and hard hats. it's a search for the best heavy equipment operator in the northwest. every participant has to demonstrate their skill in several events including tire stacking and navigating through an obstacle course. >> that's tricky. the top contenders will compete at the end of the month for a chance to win a heavy-duty pickup truck. i could use one of those. >> very nice. i hear the swimsuit competition was pretty fun too. so that's good.
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when you think of somalia you might think of the pirates who have hijacked so many ships over the years. but that is only one piece of proof that somalia is a truly failed state. >> and more proof, the tens of thousands of starving people on the move trying to reach refugee camps in nearby kenya. abc's david muir is in somalia, the first american correspondent there. >> reporter: we flew into mogadishu with the u.n. they now say the crisis here in somalia is by far the most serious food emergency in the world. and this week is the first of the aid to reach the city's capital. there was something else. a gun battle. african peacekeepers trying to
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protect the food and the fragile government here firing deadly shots at islamic militants. members of al shabaab who have a grip on much of this country. this crisis is at a breaking point. tens of thousands fled this country by foot. some walking more than 100 miles to neighboring kenya, traveling what the u.n. calls the roads of death. we traveled the perilous route too. and then this mother sitting beneath a tree. she was almost there. how long was her journey? ten days, she tells us. these are all her belongings from somalia? yes, she says. her own children have run ahead to the tents that now pepper the horizon. the first sign these refugees are nearing the camps. the children who race to keep up with us, their smiles have returned. the number of refugees swelling in the desert outskirts. so many now that the doctors have come to them.
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>> this is an ambulance? >> yes, ambulance. >> reporter: they take us inside their makeshift clinic. >> so this is the waiting area here? >> reporter: mothers putting their children in hanging buckets to weigh them. the hunger has now spread here beyond the most susceptible, beyond babies and toddlers. it's the older children too. but they say if they can just get them the nutrients, you'd soon see what we did. doctors without borders allowed our camera into their intensive care unit at the refugee camp. when we saw this little girl, tiny bones and her sagging skin, the hospital director immediately told us he saw something else. she was sitting up. for the first time. she's only been here two days? this is the third day? and you can say that she's going to be okay? >> yes. she's going to be okay. >> reporter: so many families waiting for that food. while we were at the airport
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today the world food program did deliver 14 tons of those nutritional supplements, those mini meals for children. as we also discovered today, making sure those meals get to the right people is proving to be an enormous and dangerous challenge here as well. david muir, abc news. >> there's a heart-breaking story. >> it really is. >> it's good to see some of the aid making it t . some of it, to more than 2 million people, aid can't get there because it's being blocked there. just crushing. people literally dying, thousands of them, because they can't get the goods that they need just to live. >> and if you want to figure out how you can help, go to more information for folks who want to do something. >> drought and famine, they need althe help they can get. get on the website and give what you can. david's done a great job reporting there. he'll be there all week so stay tuned for all of his stories on "worldldews with diane sawyer" and other shows throughout the week.
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>> absolutely heartbreaking story. when we come back we'll lighten the mood a little bit with "the skinny." stay with us.
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♪ skinny so skinny welcome back, everybody. our first "skinny" of the e ek, a jam packed one nonetheless. >> that's right, very exciting. >> we of course know the queen of daytime talk, oprah winfrey, left her show in grand fashion to start her own network, own. another blblack eye for the network. jenny mccarthy who was a frequent guest, blogged on oprah's website, a big advocate for parents of children with autism. apparently was developing a show for oprah's network but is backing out of the project and instead shopping the show to nbc, getting out of the own. according to reports she didn't like the way producers were kind of taking the direction of her
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show so she kind of packed her bags and said, i am out of here. one source told fox news, jenny wasn't thrilled with the direction own producers were going. she's leaving own for nbc. >> how wise is that to turn your back on the big "o" i wonder? >> i don't get it. don't doubt the queen. don't doubt oprah. >> we'll see. >> we'll see how that works. all right, "the daily news" is reporting that "the sunday mirror" is reporting that amy winehouse was about to adopt a 10-year-old caribbean girl. she was in the process of going through with this adoption when she died last week. apparently she spent a lot of time at a resort on the island of st. lucia where she met 10-year-old danica augustine whose grandmother runs a beach bar near the resort. the girl told reporters, amy was already my mother, i would call her mom, she calls it the worst thing that's ever happened to me, meaning amy winehouse's death. really, really sad. >> maybe she had other issues going on in her life she needed to deal with before child-rearing. >> adopting a child, yeah. that's a big, big step to take.
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>> interesting tidbit, the more we find out since her passing. pippa middleton, a n ne we all know as much as kate middleton these days. apparently according to some plastic surgeons we've been quoting in the news now, guess what the latest craze is. ever since the big royal wedding back in april. the pippa butt lift. apparently people, in that white dress, loved pippa's backside. >> she has a nice derriere. >> she apparently does. a lot of people think that. she has a reality show coming out in august. >> you think it's no kim kardashian, i understand. >> all i'm saying, one point on this issue. i think she's an attractive woman with a certain degree of sex appeal. how do we go from j. lo and kardashian to a very different look on pippa? i'm just saying it's not my preference. but god bless. it is a new craze. >> i'm not going to go there. >> that's okay, i'i'll take it facebook. i'll take the phone calls. i will defend the k.k.s and the j. los of the world and they're very well-rounded people. >> beautiful girls, beautiful packages all around. all right. moving on. meatloaf fans got a big scare last night in the middle of his
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concert. the 63-year-old bat out of hell singer collapsed and lay on the stage unconscious for about ten minutes before he got back up, dusted himself off and finished the concert. >> really? >> ten minutes. >> that asthma thing, i heard. must have been a scary moment for him to collapse. kept on going. you don't see that a lot. >> he did have to cancel his appearance tonight at the cincinnati reds stadium to recover. still very impressive the way he came back from that. >> i think i heard reports the band kings of leon was in dallas over weekend and one of the lead performers was like, it's too hot, canceled the show. they had to reschedule, a big mess. >> a literal bat out of hell. >> meatloaf soldiered on. we'll ends "the skinny" with miley cyrus. i didn't know this. she loves her tats. she's tatted up. tattoo number seven apparently. she likes to make a statement. she's coming out in support of gay marriage. something she's done publicly before. she got an equal symbol etched
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on her middle finger. she showed a picture on her twitter account here. she believes all love is equal she wrote on twitter. apparently she's been getting tatted up since she was under the age of 18, which was controversial. [ drew ] what's the latest in eye couture?
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here are some stories to watch today on abc news. here are some stories to watch today on abc news. after working through the weekend lawmakers from both parties and the white house have reached a deal to raise the nation's debt ceiling. congress is expected to vote on the deal tuesday. and elizabeth warren says good-bye to the consumer financial protection bureau. she's heading to harvard law school after the white house did not name her the head of the agency that she helped create. > d finally this half hour, our favorite story of the day. oh, man. >> it's monday, we're all a little slow, it's all right. summer camp usually means being outdoors, swimming, hiking, crummy food, things like that. >> at stanford university, middle school campers are spending all their time indoors at their computers, hoping to create the next great app. reporter jonathan bloom of kgo in san francisco stopped by. >> an iphone game. it's kind of like based on mario kind of.
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>> reporter: margaret chan's developing a classic-style video game called gem collectors. >> you're trying to collect all the gems in each level. >> reporter: it's sure to be a hit with kids. margaret would know that better than anyone. you're how old? >> 10. >> reporter: welcome to app camp. it's a one-week program on the stanford campus that gives middle schoolers a taste of software development. your classmates are all playing video games and you're making video games. >> feels like i'm on top. >> reporter: ethan davidson's making a falling block game. >> top all the green blocks without having the red blocks fall off thehelatform. >> reporter: he and his classmates are in the debugging stages now. >> you jumped where there wasn't anything to jump off of. >> yeah, i have to fix that. >> reporter: not without some help from camp instructor code name aladdin. he's teaching them the tricks of the trade and the kids are teaching him a few things too. >> they're coming out with very original ideas, story-driven characters, more script, more about the content and less about just the basic shoot them up, beat them up type of games.
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wewee getting really original content here. >> reporter: some of these kids have been to tech camps before but none of them have experienced this twist. at the end of the week they n't just take their apps home, they publish them. are you going to put them on the app store? >> yes. >> reporter: how many downloads do you think you can get for your game? >> i'm hoping to get -- i know i'll get more than 300. >> everyone has an iphone. then if you say you have an app people are like, oh, no way, i'll download it. >> reporter: it's made "appy" campers out of these kids. >> the excitement they exude, go ahead and take your break, no, i want to work on my game. >> reporter: just maybe giving them an appetite for more. what do you want to be when you grow up? >> i have no idea. if it had to be this i'd be happy. >> reporter: at stanford, jonathan bloom, abc 7 news. >> don't call them nerds today because they'll be signing your check tomorrow. >> that's right. >> they know what they're doing. >> you try to drag your kids off the computer and here they are. last laugh.
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