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social worker, and my son-in-law is a physicist. well, that's quite a group you got there and appreciate you being with us. good luck the rest of the way. hi, scott. hello. scott allison. west bloomfield, michigan. you're the first player in all these years, i believe, who works in a dog treat warehouse. well, that's a good thing. [ laughs ] who doesn't love dogs? no, that's great. it's big business, i'm guessing. yes, it is. uh, and a big sports buff. you play-- you actually play sports? yes. i prefer to play them over watching. play volleyball, base-- or softball, bowling, pool. if it's round, you'll throw it or... yes, exactly. ...bowl with it or whatever. uh, big family-- brothers, nieces, nephews. yes. six brothers, nine nieces and nephews, and... i'm told you can name your six brothers in two seconds. yes. go. jimmy, alvin, kevin, david, steve, and jerry. wow. that was... that was good. [ applause ] and incredibly, i have no idea what you said. [ audience laughs ] me, neither. but you did it quickly. good luck, scott. nice to have you here. hello, emily. hey, pat. how you doing? i'm great. good. i'm tickled to be here.
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well, i'm tickled, too, and i'm ticklish. are you ticklish? a little bit, yeah. emily-- emily, my feet are particularly ticklish. yeah. [ audience laughs ] emily herndon is from knoxville, tennessee. that's right. a market research manager and a fine karaoke singer, i'm told. oh, yes. i bring down the house every time, i got to tell you. [ laughing ] do you? mm-hmm. and you won a lip-sync contest recently? i recently won a lip-sync battle. uh, performed "proud mary" by tina turner, and it was a real barn burner. so... man in audience: ha! [ laughter ] and you volunteer at the humane society. i do. i went-- i'm a cat mom, so i got to find some cat dads. well, don't look at me. nice to have you here. - thank you. - hey, by the way, the "wheel of fortune" secret santa holiday giveaway is back again. man: tis the season for our... i could be your secret santa. - when i win... - you win! wheel watchers can win whatever contestants win, from cash to magical disney vacations. for a chance to win at home, you need to have a spin id, so go to and sign up for the wheel watchers club by november 24th. have you been good this year?
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all right, we're gonna get ready for our second "toss up." they're already ready for it. "what are you doing?" that is the category. there is the puzzle. vanna, do your thing, please. ♪ [ bell chimes ] emily. ordering dessert. yeah. there you go. now we're talking. [ applause ] so emily gets the $2,000. all right. she'll be spinning in a moment. here's the puzzle she'll be trying to solve. it's "show biz," and let's see that spinning arm. okay. t. there are two t's. pick up your meat. there you go. $1,000 "omaha steaks" gift certificate. meat! r. one r.
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uh-oh. i'm... oh! i'm taking your supper. i'm sorry. don't take my meat. all right, dianne, your turn. n. one n. can you do one more? oh, boy. whoa-ee-ee. all right, a letter, please. s. well, pick up the "million dollar" wedge because we have a bunch of s's. [ cheers and applause ] all right, right down there. there's a tendency to let-- for that to throw people. and just forget about it. take care of the game. that will take care of itself. what do you want to do next? buy a vowel. okay. a, please. yeah. one a. l. there's an l.
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i'll buy a vowel. okay. i. four i's. oh, no. my goodness. that's why i told you don't get too attached to that thing. it tends to go that way sometimes. i'm sorry. scott. h. two h's. m. you got it. one m. i will solve. okay. smash-hit television series. yeah. dianne: yay. [ applause ] good job. - there you go. all right. do i see an exhale there? yes, you did. well, good. now it's time to relax and have a good time. you solved a puzzle. you have $2,100. everybody has some money,
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and we've got lots more to give away. and we'll get to it when we come back. [ applau ] it's always good to get that one out of the way. exactly. ♪
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n. two n's. $7,000, scott. wow. i'd like to buy the e. well, let's see what we got there. one e, i think. yep, that's it. i'd like to buy the i. and we have two i's. s. three s's. getting serious here. almost $9,000. i'd like to buy the a. and there is one a. and i'll buy the o. two o's. anything else? i'll buy the u. yeah, the last of the vowels. we know it's there somewhere, and there is one of them.
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c. yeah, there are four c's, and that's the same letter, so you'll get the money for the c's, an extra $1,000 for finding them. when the dust settles here, you'll have $11,150. i would like to solve. go ahead. circus clowns & comedians. yeah. that's it. [ cheers and applause ] whoo. another one. you know, it would be-- it would be helpful to the show if you'd make it look a little more difficult. okay? i'll try. all right. uh, $11,150. big round. played that very well. he has $13,250. but don't despair, everybody. we've got more money to give away, and we'll do it right after this. "prize puzzle." ♪ relax. there's more of america's game coming up.
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all right, here we go. "thing," the category for our next round, and it is our "prize puzzle" round. that's always good news, maybe for scott. he'll start. all right. t. one t. n.
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one n. i'd like to buy the e. there is one e, and vanna will show you right where it is. buy an a. one a, right next door. oh, well. [ train speeds past ] ooh. r. that doppler effect can mean only one thing. yeah, there are two r's. $2,000 for that. are you gonna do this "express"? if you are, you keep calling consonants. [ audience shouting ] you get $1,000 for each one. you can buy vowels. you miss any, it's a "bankrupt." come on, what are you gonna... i will go for it. all right. he's hopping aboard. scott, what do you want to start with? uh, i'd like to start with the s. well... ohh! that's it. [ emily chuckles ] i'm sorry. emily, it's your turn. i believe we have just defined the term
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short line railroad. okay, emily. l. uh, one l. oh, no, no, no. h. there is one h. i'd like to buy an o. there is an o. yeah. scott: oh. b. yes. there is a b. you can buy a vowel. you can spin the wheel. i'll take the u, please. all right. last of the vowels. and actually, there are two of them. all right. so that's an important vowel to have, i'll say. i'd like to solve. you would? beachfront luxury. yeah. yeah! nice going. pow. congratulations. - thank you. [ applause ] how do you feel about aruba? aah! aah! oh, my god! are you serious? shut up, pat. get out of here. jim.
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emily, here's a feast of coconut cream beaches and sorbet sunsets. experience a true caribbean getaway at divi aruba phoenix beach resort. situated on aruba's famed palm beach, this luxury resort is a tropical delight, backed by a private wildlife sanctuary. visit whoo! sorry, pat. she hit me and said shut up. i'm sorry. [ audience laughs ] uh, what do you have there? $11,097. yeah. still second place but gaining ground. that's right. well, i'm gonna go buff up and come back and play another round right after this. - i'm sorry. - nah, that's all right. it's fun. [ applause ] ♪ closed captioning is brought to you by the following... ♪
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that's right. it's "triple toss up" time. 2,000 bucks for each of these, and "person" is the category for tonight's "triple toss up," and here's number 1. ♪ [ bell chimes ] scott. member of congress? yeah. that's-- that's it. oh, good. by the way,
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it's "jeopardy!" where you put it in the form of a question, but that's all right. [ audience laughs ] uh, but you got it. that's the main thing. you get $2,000. what is next? number 2. ♪ [ bell chimes ] emily. state senator. yeah. there you go. [ applause ] and, as always, the third one gets you not only $2,000 but the chance to start the next round, and it's coming right now. ♪ [ bell chimes ] scott. everybody else now. [ bell chimes ] dianne. dogcatcher. there you go. good job. [ applause ] she gotcha. those little "dickenses" in the puzzle department. um, well, good for you. you're up to $3,000 now, and "phrase" is the category for this next round. and, dianne, you get to spin first.
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l. ah, no l. sorry. scott. scott, i think the "bankrupt's" gonna get you, and it does. emily. s. there is one s. that gets us going. [ bell dings ] but the bell kind of stops us here, whatever that sound is. i'm gonna give the wheel a final spin. we'll add $1,000 to whatever i land on. that's what you'll get for every consonant, and that's $1,600. again, it's a "phrase." emily, still your turn. a letter, please. t. no t. dianne. n. no n. scott. r. yes. three r's. ♪ "phrase."
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[ buzzer ] emily. c. nope. dianne. m. yes. ♪ i've heard rumors. you got it. good for you. good job. [ applause ] good job. - hi. - hi. well, you came on strong at the end. uh, with that $1,600, you know, almost $5,000 night. pretty darn good. $4,600. thanks for being here. - thank you. - appreciate it. [ applause ] well, you were creeping up there and came to a crashing halt here, but i don't think you're too sad about things. i'm not. you're going to aruba. i don't know if you forgot that, but you are going to aruba. yeah, yeah. and got a lot of cash. $13,097 cash and prizes. thanks, emily. i hope they have karaoke there. i hope so, too. you can open your own place, i'm sure. i can. scott, you hung on. $15,250, all cash. [ applause ] pretty cool, huh? oh, it's awesome. all right, uh, got three categories to choose from.
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one of them will be the category for the bonus round for you. "person," "fun & games," and "around the house." "fun & games." all right, another question. we'll be back. [ applause ] stay tuned. scott could drive home in a new chevrolet blazer. the bonus round is next. i've always loved and i'm still going for my best, even though i live with a higher risk of stroke due to afib not caused by a heart valve problem. so if there's a better treatment than warfarin, i'll go for that. eliquis. eliquis is proven to reduce stroke risk better than warfarin. plus has significantly less major bleeding than warfarin. eliquis is fda-approved and has both. what's next? sharing my roots. don't stop taking eliquis unless your doctor tells you to, as stopping increases your risk of having a stroke. eliquis can cause serious and in rare cases fatal bleeding. don't take eliquis if you have an artificial heart valve or abnormal bleeding. while taking eliquis, you may bruise more easily
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want to try out for "wheel"? find out how at having a nice night. all-cash total, over $15,000. who's out in the audience with you? my partner richard. all right. all right, and he's smiling and waving, and i know you're happy about the way things are going, so give the wheel a spin. let's see what happens. ♪ ♪ la da dee ♪ all right. right there. will you take that, please? and i'll take it from you, and you'll come this way. all will be right with the world. right there, if you would. all right, you chose "fun & games"
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as your category. r, s, t, l, n, e. [ bell dinging ] a minimal amount of dinging going on there. yeah. all right. three more consonants, one more vowel. d. that's one. m. two. p. and a vowel. o. all right. ♪ [ whispers ] you can do this. "fun & games," remember. 10 seconds. talk it out. backgammon board. or not talk it out. [ cheers and applause ] show-off! oh, my god. you want $37,000. yes, he does, apparently. [ applause ] scott, we're adding some green to the red, white, and blue with... $37,000. uh, wow. $52,250.
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have you signed up for our cool newsletters? they're full of "spinteresting" stuff. like chances to win. puzzles and games. clips from the show. and surprise messages from vanna and me. sign up now on what do you think about this message, vanna? hmm. needs more vowels. they're so expensive. so, when we were kids, we played a lot of games. we sure did. a lot of stuff's online now and on your apps and all that stuff. right. but i never played backgammon. never? do you have-- i did. oh, yeah, i used to play. i don't know the out-- i don't even know anything about it. is it with the little things? it has little, like, discs, and you roll dice, and you move your-- move your things. and who wins? the best player. wow. well, that explains a lot. thank you. i'm gonna run out and get me some. uh, that's it. whatever you're doing tonight, playing backgammon or whatever, i'm glad you could play this for the last half hour, and we'll see you next time. so long. bye. [ applause ] promotional consideration provided by... ...clinically proven to relieve
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babies aren't fully developed until at least 39 weeks. a healthy baby is worth the wait. chief justice john roberts announced that ginsburg was indisposed due to illness as oral arguments got under way. at 86, ginsburg is the oldest justice. she had a perfect attendance for 25 years until she underwent surgery for cancer last year. we know that she has been recovering. sad to see that she's ill again. in the weather department, we know that some of this weather seems the worst of this frigid snap that's affected so
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much of the country is nearly over. >> but that doesn't mean it's going to feel all that much -- >> all bundled up there. >> so cold, i know. >> like -- yeah, i'm glad that's not me. >> doesn't mean it's going to feel all that much warmer from the plains to the northeast. the key phrase today is, moderating temperatures for areas that received snow earlier in the week. accuweather's adam del rosso has the forecast. >> janai, kenneth, good morning. we're going to need to bundle up again for our morning today. record low temperatures in jeopardy from northern maine all the way down to north carolina. good news as we head into the afternoon, we are going to warm up a little bit compared to yesterday. temperatures up about 10 degrees from our wednesday. but we're still going to be about 10 degrees below average, in the 40s for many spots across the northeast. we're going to have some of that chill lingering into the southeast once again. most of the region dry but we are going to be tracking this wave of low pressure across the northern gulf bringing some much-needed rain to the gulf coast as well as to florida.
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we head out west and we're dry for our thursday. this next frontal boundary will bring in some rain and wind as we head into tonight and tomorrow. >> all right, adam, thank you. a chicago-area high school student had all the right answers on a pair of standardized tests. >> fed patel notched perfect scores on both the a.c.t. and the s.a.t. the first came as a sophomore he hit 36 on the a.c.t. >> junior year patel took the s.a.t. and only got a 1580. he took it again and was perfect. in addition to studying a few hours each day, he said the trick is staying level headed and calm during those exams. you know they say one thing about those standardized tests. >> what do they say? >> some people are just bad test takers. >> that is true. but they still have these tests. and how did you do on them?
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>> i did really well. i got -- i took them both and i got what was equal to like the same score on both. >> oh, good. >> perfect. >> i did enough to get me right here. >> you didn't score too high, huh? coming up, the impeachment effort in florida involving another member of the trump family. plus dolly, garth, reba, carrie, and more. we're headed to nashville for the cma awards. but first what you may not have known your apple watch could do that could save your life. i'm alex trebek, here to tell you about the colonial penn program. if you're age 50 to 85, and looking to buy life insurance on a fixed budget, remember the three p's. what are the three p's? the three p's of life insurance on a fixed budget are price, price, and price. a price you can afford, a price that can't increase, and a price that fits your budget. i'm 54. alex, what's my price? you can get coverage for $9.95 a month. i'm 65 and take medications. what's my price? also $9.95 a month.
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we are back with more fires out in the west. crews are battling a brush fire just east of los angeles. flames erupted in hacienda heights yesterday afternoon. the fire grew to more than three acres. officials say no structures are threatened. they've been so busy out there. a former insurance executive has received the longest prison sentence so far stemming from the college admissions bribery scandal. >> toby mcfarland received six months behind bars for paying $450,000 to get his son and daughter into the university of southern california. mcfarland pleaded guilty to fraud and conspiracy in june. he was also fined $150,000. his case is similar to that of "full house" star lori loughlin. but remember, we just said he pleaded guilty. there's more impeachment drama to report but this case is playing out far from washington. >> university of florida student body president michael murphy is being accused of misusing student fees to pay donald trump jr. to speak on campus.
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the president's son and his girlfriend were paid $50,000 for the early october appearance. the bill of impeachment says murphy violated a student code which forbids spending student fees to support a political party. now to a health alert involving the apple watch. >> a new study says it shows an 84% reliability in detecting an irregular heartbeat. here's abc's will carr. >> reporter: brad, a husband and father with an active lifestyle. his apple watch, according to his doctor, may have saved his life. >> he laughed, do you own apple stock? no, i don't. okay, you may consider buying some. >> reporter: according to the study at stanford funded by apple, the apple watch reliably detechs atrial fibrillation. a serious form of irregular heartbeats. the study says apple's afib reports turn out to be 84% accurate. >> tried it on my left writ on top, afib.
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tried it on my left wrist on bottom. afib. tried it on my right wrist on top and bottom, afib. i looked at him like, okay, there might be something to this. >> reporter: researchers say the watches have likely saved people from strokes, even death. doctors say the apple watch is a great health tool but shouldn't replace your normal visits. they say if you combine both, you can see great results. in los angeles, will carr, abc news. expect record travel numbers in the skies this thanksgiving. >> tsa is anticipating nearly 27 million people will travel by plane over the holiday. that's up 4% from last year. december 1st, which is the sunday after thanksgiving, is expected to be the busiest air travel day ever. >> ever? >> yes. an estimated 2.8 million people will be flying that day. i was online overnight trying to
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find a flight, but they want me to pay international fees to go down to south carolina, and i'm not having it. >> international fees? >> it costs that much. >> oh, way is like, what? we actually -- we just booked flights that leave december 1st for baby's birthday trip. that's going to be a tough day. >> i'm waiting, i'm hoping they fall. coming up next half hour, the puppy that's lighting up social media. what little narwhal has that's dubbed him the magical unicorn puppy, you can see it right there. the lesson he's teaching us all this morning. >> first the big moments and the even bigger surprises at last night's cma awards. at awards. it was country music's awa. it was country music's
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it was country music's biggest night, the cma awards. >> abc's marci gonzalez was right there in nashville. >> reporter: hey, kenneth and janai, good morning. i'm sure you can hear all the commotion behind me as they breakdown the red carpet after such an epic night, celebrating
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not only the accomplishments of this year but of years past. the iconic women of country music kicking off this year's cma awards. the focus staying on celebrating the ladies who have defined the genre, with carrie underwood for the first time sharing her annual hosting duties with legends dolly parton and reba mcintyre. >> we're doing it for all the little girls watching tonight, dreaming of ruling the world of country music, or maybe just ruling the world. >> reporter: the night sprinkled with nostalgia. and newcomers. >> and you're looking at the future of country music right here. >> reporter: packed with powerful performances and big honors for the best of the best in country music. >> "beautiful crazy." >> reporter: song of the year
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going to "beautiful crazy" by luke combs. maren morris, who had the most nominations this year, taking home album of the year for "girl." >> thank you country music, thank you to the fans. >> reporter: the show closing with the biggest awards. >> cma award for male vocalist of the year goes to -- luke combs. >> female vocalist of the year goes to -- kacey musgraves. >> cma award for entertainer of the year goes to -- garth brooks. >> reporter: garth brooks actually told me that he voted for last year's winner, keith urban, again this year for that category. but so many people were really rooting for the only woman who was nominated for entertainer of the year, carrie underwood. they're now saying that next year has got to be her year. kenneth and janai? >> all right, marci, thank you
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time for "the mix." >> we gonna mix up the avocado, the tomatoes, all the goodness that makes national spicy guacamole for national spicy guacamole day. okay, the chips are falling out. and i say we made it, we didn't make this, came from a restaurant. >> i make really good guacamole at home. >> there it is. this is not to be confused with -- >> you took the words right out of my mouth. it's national spiky guac day. add a little extra chili powder. >> how spicy is it? >> not a ton. >> jack is telling me -- >> kenneth don't like spicy. i don't like spicy anything, he just said. >> how does that taste?
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>> hm -- >> how does it taste? >> guacamole? >> jack is so forceful. >> i know. jack's up telling me to eat things in such an aggressive manner. >> i got to get my points across, i'm over here on the side, i've been relegated. >> i know, we don't see him anymore. they're like, where's jack behind us? >> yeah, he's off to the side there. >> oh! >> i don't get my air time anymore, come on, man. >> jack, if you were single what would you call yourself? >> you better be careful too. >> i would call myself "jack." >> just jack? >> just jack. >> something about a show with that. people are apparently now calling themselves self-partnered. >> how about that. >> emma watson. you know her from harry potter. she's describing herself as self-partnered, instead of saying i am single. she says self-partnered means
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you're happy whether things work out with a partner or not, in terms of a marriage or a family. calling yourself self-partnered is a little cliched, one hater said. >> the idea of a partner -- what? you can't like work with ourself a team. >> there's a lot of people self-partnering theirself every single day. >> single isn't a dirty word. >> no, that's self-partnering. >> are you going to use the rest of "the mix"? i'm going to finish the rest of this guacamole. the thing about spicy guacamole, eat it with chips, eat it with eggs -- >> avocado toast. >> avocado toast with eggs. >> this man could use avocado toast. he's trying to suit up for a guinness world record. >> oh, it's guinness world record day or something. >> richard browning will be attempting to break his record for the fastest speed -- i'm
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going to skip this, i want to talk about cookie roberts who was honored at national archives and it included holograms of first ladies. it was so
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this morning on "world news now," the new evidence revealed as the public phase of the impeachment inquiry gets under way. what two career diplomats revealed and how the president reacted to the news, plus what's next. also this morning, an american teacher killed overseas. she was found strangled inside her apartment. what authorities are asking from the public. new this half hour, an update on the health of former president jimmy carter after his brain surgery. later, country music's biggest night of the year. the music, the moments, the surprises, who we just found out is the highest-paid country act of 2019. that's coming up in "the skinny." and it is the video touching everyone's heart this morning. i can't get enough. daddies and daughters dancing
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together. how did this special moment happen? we have the backstory on this thursday, november 14th. cannot wait to show you that video. >> i know, i'm already -- where's my kleenex? >> it was really precious. as soon as i saw it on twitter i sent it to my husband. >> very sweet. >> we will get to that later. we do begin this half hour with history in the making. an unexpected revelation as the impeachment hearings play out in public. >> lawmakers looking to determine if president trump should be removed from office over his dealings with ukraine, expected two career diplomats to repeat much of what they've already told them behind closed doors. but bill taylor, the top u.s. diplomat in ukraine, dropped a
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new bombshell about a previously undisclosed conversation with the president. abc's mary bruce has more. >> reporter: taylor brought with him new information, raising new questions about the president's personal involvement. taylor indicating that trump himself was checking in to see whether ukraine was launching those investigations. taylor explaining he recently learned that just one day after the president's phone call with ukrainian president zelensky, trump followed up with the u.s. ambassador to the eu, gordon sondland, the trump mega donor who had become his point man on ukraine. >> in the presence of my staff at a restaurant, ambassador sondland called president trump and told him of his meetings in kiev. the member of my staff could hear president trump on the phone asking ambassador sondland about the investigations. ambassador sondland told president trump the ukrainians were ready to move forward. following the call with president trump, the member of my staff asked ambassador sondland what president trump thought about ukraine. ambassador sondland responded that president trump cares more about the investigations of
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biden. >> reporter: taylor testified sondland was part of an irregular channel of diplomacy led by the president's personal attorney, rudy giuliani. republicans pressing him. >> in fairness, this irregular channel of diplomacy, it's not as outlandish as it could be, is that correct? >> it's not as outlandish as it could be, i agree. >> reporter: taylor was joined at the witness table by top state department official george kent, both men testifying giuliani's shadow diplomacy was running counter to america's national interest. >> what interest do you believe he was promoting, mr. kent? >> i believe he was looking to dig up political dirt against a rival in the next election cycle. >> ambassador taylor, what interest do you believe he was promoting? >> i agree with mr. kent. >> reporter: eager to defend the president, republicans noted they never spoke to the president directly that they were relying on secondhand
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information. >> ambassador, you weren't on the call, were you? you didn't listen in on president trump's call, president zelensky's call? >> i was not. >> you never met the president? >> that's correct. >> you had three meetings with zelensky and it didn't come up? >> two of those they had never heard about, as far as i know. there was no reason for it to come up. >> president zelensky never made an announcement? this is what i can't believe, and you're their star witness, you're their first witness. >> reporter: republicans focused on the end result, that the white house did release the hold on that military aid, saying it shows trump did nothing wrong. but democrats say the money only started to flow after congress launched an investigation, and the whistle-blower filed that complaint. mary bruce, abc news, capitol hill. >> our thanks to mary. president trump claims he doesn't remember the phone conversation mentioned by taylor, but the aide who said he overheard it is now set to speak to lawmakers friday in a closed-door deposition. >> as the president welcomed the leader of turkey to the white
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house, he said he had no time to watch the first televised hearings but he continued to rail against the investigation. here's abc's jonathan karl. >> reporter: as the first open impeachment hearing unfolded on capitol hill, the president insisted he wasn't paying attention. >> i'm too busy to watch it, it's a witch hunt, it's a hoax. >> reporter: after it was over, the president in a joint news conference with the president of turkey was asked what he thought of the hearing. >> i hear it's a joke. i haven't watched. i haven't watched for one minute because i've been with the president, which is much more important, as far as i'm concerned. this is a sham. and shouldn't be allowed. >> reporter: he was also asked about bill taylor's new claim that one of his aides overheard president trump asking ambassador gordon sondland about the investigations. >> i know nothing about that, first time i've heard it. the one thing i've seen that sondland said was that he did speak to me for a brief moment, and i said no quid pro quo under any circumstances. and that's true. the other i've never heard this. >> do you recall having a conversation with sondland -- >> i don't recall, no, not at all, not even a little bit. >> reporter: the bottom line
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from the white house perspective after the first day of public hearings is nothing has changed, house democrats are still on the road to impeaching the president but not a single republican shows any indication of breaking ranks. that means that without dramatic changes, there is no way that the senate would vote to remove him and the president's fate will ultimately be determined by voters next november. jonathan karl, abc news, the white house. and president trump invited turkey's president erdogan to the white house despite objections from democrats and republicans. >> not only did the visit follow turkey's attack on u.s.-backed kurds in syria, erdogan has also been under fire for his crackdown on turkish journalists, jailing dozens of them last year alone. >> a friendly person from turkey, please, friendly, only friendly reporters we like to see, there aren't too many of them around. >> alluding to the crackdown on the press, senator lindsey graham, a trump ally, turned to abc's jonathan karl and said,
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that's because there aren't any others left over there. former president jimmy carter is in good spirits after brain surgery. carter's pastor said he was up and walking. the 95-year-old was admitted to the hospital monday to relieve bleeding near his brain. it was caused by at least two falls in recent weeks. carter is the nation's longest living president. no word yet when he might be released from the hospital. now the weather. very cold windchills this morning. 16 in chicago. 27 in atlanta. 20 in boston. those readings will moderate through the day. some relief is on the way tomorrow in chicago and detroit climbing above freezing. looking into next week, warmer than average temperatures are expected across the eastern half of the country, so apparently some relief is coming. >> can't wait for that. a special moment between dads and their daughters is going viral. >> this video shows fathers and
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their little girls at a ballet class in philadelphia. it has been shared thousands of times and it's picking up some celebrity comments. kristen bell wrote on instagram, there are some amazing papas out there. amazing fathers. jennifer garner added, dads are the best, #tututuesday on a monday. >> love it. i actually saw it the other day on twitter, ava duvernay reposted it, and that's when i sent it to my husband because i was like, this is adorable. >> so, so cute. >> then when they lift them up and twirl around, oh my gosh. it is so -- >> i think we mentioned a few days ago how there's nothing like fathers and daughters as well. seeing those fathers there with their daughters. it's just so sweet. >> i'm sure it means so much to all the daughters. >> yeah, definitely. >> amazing. coming up, the newly discovered mystery illness that's afflicted at least eight people in one state. plus our first peek at "the bachelor."
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i know jack is excited about this one and this new promo that's reigniting some controversy about that windmill. and why this adorable little rescue puppy is melting hearts around the world. the world.
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an alabama store clerk brought a broom to a knife fight. security video shows a suspect pull a knife inside a convenience store in birmingham. he jumps over the counter and the clerk backs away. then he grabs the broom to keep the man away. the clerk is okay this morning. the suspect is still on the loose. >> quick thinking. authorities in the dominican republic are investigating the violent death of an american teacher killed in her own home. >> she was found strangled with several personal items missing. here's abc's victor oquendo. >> reporter: authorities in the dominican republic investigating the gruesome murder of american teacher patricia ann anton. the 63-year-old was found strangled inside her apartment on the north side of the island tuesday. police say her hands and feet were tied up. her laptop, tv, phone, and other
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items stolen. anton worked at montessori for the past six years, the school saying they are completely heartbroken over the loss. her brother-in-law writing on facebook, she dedicated her life to helping children, her death is a tragedy. officials in the dominican republic are urging anyone with any information to come forward. victor oquendo, abc news, miami beach. >> all right, thanks to victor there. a school bus driver in northwest oregon is in some trouble after being arrested for driving under the influence. >> the 21-year-old driver had 10 students on his bus when he crashed into a ditch. no one on board was hurt. the driver has been suspended by the bus company. now to oklahoma, one man shared his story of having a rare disease and others soon discovered they had it too. five months ago colin mccune told our local affiliate koco about his porphyria diagnosis. he suffered from hallucinations, insomnia, and his hands even stopped working. there's no cure. it took mccune eight years to find out what he had. now at least eight people in oklahoma have the mystery illness. >> that's scary. when we come back, the big moments and the big fashion from last night's cma awards.
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>> in between last night's big reveals, the new promo for the next season of "the bachelor."
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♪ skinny just gimme the skinny time now for "the skinny." we begin with country music's biggest night. the 53rd annual cma awards. >> the night's first performance was dedicated to honoring the vim of country music. the show kicking off with a history-making collaboration featuring country's leading ladies. take a look. ♪ every night when i lay down ♪ i'll always love you little darling ♪ ♪ until the day they lay me down ♪ >> that's a trio right there. >> that carrie underwood dress is giving me life this morning. >> reba, dolly, carrie all
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looking so good. three of the singers in that big opening number also doubled as hosts throughout the night. you know what, their names bear one more saying. carrie underwood, reba mcintyre, dolly parton. >> in classic dolly fashion, she kept the audience laughing by making fun of, what else, herself. >> there are racks of clothes and dresses everywhere. and for some reason dolly's rack is so much bigger. >> well, dolly's rack is so much bigger! i might have been as tall as you girls if i hadn't got so bunched up at the top. >> it was a big night for luke combs, maren morris, kacey musgraves. the big award, entertainer of the year, went to garth brooks, beating out the only woman nominated for the award, carrie underwood. and garth brooks there in his classic cowboy hat. he wasn't the only one embracing nashville fashion on the red carpet. >> it's not the cma awards
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without carrie underwood's country couture, the singer wearing 12 different outfits throughout the night. >> she had a pretty big rack herself. double nominee thomas rhett doubled down on the adorable last night. his daughters willa and ada joining the crooner and his wife on the red carpet. >> from nashville to hollywood. gwen stefani, nicole kidman, reese witherspoon bringing tinseltown glam to music city. they all have a connection to the country music world. >> oh, that is what it is. husbands and beaus? >> movies, all of it. >> is that why reese is there? >> she did "walk the line," she won an academy award. >> oh, yeah. >> isn't that right, guys in my ear? >> she just wanted to go to a good show. >> someone said yes, yeah, i remember that. >> all right, sounds good, and they looked great too.
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next to the other headline out of the world of country music. >> "forbes" is out with its list of the highest-paid country acts of the past year. topping the list for the second year in a row, luke bryan, who earned a cool $42.5 million over the past year. >> shania twain landed at number seven. but at $29 million, she was the highest-paid woman on the list. and i was going to say, this song we're playing right now, i love that shania twain song. 20-year-old newcomer lil nas x, you know, "old town road" spent a record 19 weeks atop the singles chart, landed at number 18 on the list, earning $14 million over the past year. lil nas x is winning 2019. >> he is. i saw him months ago during an interview when he was really just making the rounds. he was like, look, i was sleeping on my sister's couch a year ago. >> $14 million, he had one song out this year. >> hope she got something out of it, you owe me, sleeping on the couch. >> my goodness. he looked great last night too.
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one of our abc producers, eric, posted a picture of them both kind of matching. >> he's inspiration to a lot of folks. i don't know if i would dress up like him. >> he was the fashion inspo. >> yeah, he was. the other headline coming out of last night's cma awards came out of the commercial breaks. >> we got our first look at the "bachelor" pilot. peter weber emerging from that windmill. you know. that windmill. holding a single red rose. >> round and round we go. >> the new season of "the bachelor" kicks off on january 6th. jack is already ready. let's go ahead and bring in our senior national "bachelor" analyst, jack, what's up? >> i have watched the entire promo. i mean, if that doesn't make you want to not watch the show, i'm not exactly sure what it was aimed at, it was terrible. so a great start to the season. and i'm tired of the windmill storyline already. >> oh, really? >> let's get over it. >> the petals were flying.
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>> that's old, let's do something new. that's my take. any questions? >> i'm pretty sure it will be the most dramatic bachelor -- >> no doubt about that, i can't wait, can't you tell? >> he had to get his face fixed too, right, jack? >> yeah, a broken face, a couple too many drinks on the golf course or something like that. >> broken face, broken heart. >> yeah. >> i can't wait to see that footage. >> a mess before it even starts. >> all right. well, we can't wait for your reports to start up again. >> jack said what he said, thank you, jack. so many of us are already getting into the holiday spirit. >> nothing gets us into the holiday spirit quite like chevy chase and "national lampoon's christmas vacation" which turns 30 this year. >> just in time for christmas, a ceramic village inspired by the movie, complete with the overdecorated house and cousin eddie's motor home. the set is on sale on amazon. >> does it come with a fried kitty as well? >> oh. >> that's one of my favorite scenes. >> you know on amazon that means
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now he's at max mission, a nonprofit dog rescue that helps dogs with special needs. after a trip to the vet, doctors say narwhal is healthy and quote there's no reason at this time for the unicorn tail to be removed. the little guy going viral thanks to a tweet from we rate dogs, tweeting his pictures to their 8.5 million followers, rating narwhal a solid 14 out of 10. the account also reminding folks to always read the instructions before assembling your puppy. you know, the tail on the forehead thing. as for the million-dollar question, does narwhal's extra tail wag? not yet but it doesn't need to. one look at the pup tells you he's plenty happy. though he looks like a canine/unicorn mixture, narwhal is thought to be part dachshund, part beagle.
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now he follows in the footsteps of other famous rescues. like marney. lobster the cat. and willie willie. >> he's got costumes for every holiday. it's just really fun to see him dressed up. >> reporter: narwhal using his internet fame for good, posting this pic to max mission facebook page saying, i'm super excited for being the poster child for special is awesome, sleep tight, thanks, narwhally. the rescue group has been flooded for calls but as of right now the little guy is not up for adoption. max mission says they want him to grow a bit more, make sure his extra tail doesn't become a bother or a problem with him. i think he's not going to find any problem finding a home. >> i don't think so at all. >> he's pretty stinking cute. >> he's really cute and as we said, it's okay to be different, even for the pups, especially for the pups. >> he's got a great name, it's very fitting, narwhal. >> thanks, will. >> don't miss our updates on facebook at >> stay with us, more news is next.
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making news in america this morning, the conversation with president trump overheard at a restaurant. will it make he difference? we look at both sides and what's next as lawmakers prepare for round two of the public impeachment hearings. flooding emergency. one of the best-known places on earth bracing for conditions to get even worse. venice, italy, hit by the highest tide in generations. people now swimming in the city and the main square. the big concern right now. the new charges after a student with autism dies at school. teachers saying they restrained him to protect others. should they be held criminally responsible?


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