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a stealth bomber was forced to make an emergency landing at an air base in missouri. the billion-dollar plane suffered an in-flight malfunction during a training exercise. the plane sustained minor damage upon landing. no injuries were reported. and turning to the growing crisis for women inside afghanistan under taliban rule. >> as women take to the streets to protest, the taliban has responded with violence. now, it's forced a u.s.-based organization to make a crucial pivot in its mission to protect women and girls. >> afghanistan is the darkest and black place in the world for women. our sufferings in the country are so great. >> reporter: like many women in
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afghanistan, the 17-year-old afghan is afraid of what comes next for her country under taliban rule. >> all our family members has been imprisoned. and they are afraid to go out. schools have not started. business is closed. everything has stopped in the country. >> reporter: to protect her identity, she has referred to herself as brave girl. an organization founded in 2015, has a mission to uplift women and girls to become leaders and role models in their society. >> if not for the taliban and restrictions on women and girls, i would have wanted to be one of the most famous the world, to represent my country. >> girls are aged between 15 to 25. that's the age they are dropping out of school. not because they don't want to go to school, but because of
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family pressure. >> reporter: the 17-year-old joining a year ago when the program came to her school. she saw it as an opportunity to be an athlete. >> we have this team of afghan girls showing the rest of afghanistan how to climb. that's actually incredible if you think how many sports are brought in by the men. climbing was brought to afghanistan by the women. women are teaching men how to do this sport. >> reporter: teaching girls how to climb, practically, in secrecy. now, the women left behind are facing their tallest mountain yet. >> we are worried about our future because of the restrictions that have been placed on us. >> reporter: writing an essay pleading with the world, not to forget the women left behind. i want to read a line from the letter that she wrote. the last line says, don't forget the people of afghanistan. don't forget the brave girls who climb mountains. when you hear that, what does it mean to you? >> these are young girls, like you and me, that used to go to the cafe. they were going to university. they were having dreams and goals. what they are afraid of now is
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just be doomed to have no more option than to be a housewife. maybe be married to a taliban fighter. >> reporter: despite the potentially deadly risks, the teen and afghan women and girls are speaking out, demanding equal rights. >> do not stay at home. defend your rights. do not bury your dreams and goals. nothing is over yet. >> as of two days ago, ascend updated their website, appealing to donors to raise $115,000 to help relocate their people out of afghanistan, into countries that are offered them visas, like ireland and chile. coming up, remembering comedian norm mcdonald. the celebrities that are paying tribute. what we are learning about the sudden news of his passing. and later, the rooster and the goat, that fought off a hawk, out in the barnyard. "wait, what?" that's coming up on "world news now." do you have a life ce licy you no longer need? now you can sell your policy, even a
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[female narrator] a message for children: it's hard to be stuck at home right now... but we want to say thank you... because you're being a big helper. when you stay home... you're protecting other people from getting sick. by calling a someone you love who's stuck inside, you're giving them a smile... and they need it! when you wash your hands- for like the hundredth time today... you're keeping your family safe. and by being brave... you're helping us all be brave. we know it's not easy... but helping will make everything go back to normal again as soon as possible. you're part of a big family of helpers around the world. and you're making a big difference. find ways to help children feel safe at that's
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in other news, paul mccartney will take place on his in other news, paul mccartney will take part in his first online chat, may 17th. and 2 1/2 million calls have come in from people hoping to have contact with the former beatle. although, it should be noted, 2 million of those calls came from ringo starr. >> this morning, we're remembering a man who left an indelible mark on the world of comedy. >> norm mcdonald elevated the deadpan everyman, with his trademark observations. >> i'm norm mcdonald and now the fake news. >> reporter: this morning, the comedy world mourning the loss
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of norm mcdonald, who lost his battle with cancer yesterday. the canadian-american writer, actor, and comedian, became famous on "weekend update." >> according to trump, maples violated the marriage agreement, when she decided to turn 30. >> reporter: and as burt reynolds on "celebrity "jeopardy!" >> burt reynolds. >> that's not my name. >> okay. turd ferguson. >> who could be the funniest man in the world. >> you are the man. you're my comedy choice. >> reporter: known for his edgy humor. >> well, it is finally official. murder is legal in the state of california. >> reporter: and deadpan delivery. >> you have a lot of well-wishers here tonight. and a lot of them would like to -- would like to throw you down one. a well. they want to murder you in a
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well. >> reporter: that made him a unique voice in the crowded world of comedy. but he also drew controversy. his comments on the #metoo movement in 2018, including remarks about fellow comedians, louis c.k. and roseanne barr, prompted talk shows to cancel his appearance, and he later apologized. overnight, the tributes pouring in. former "snl" star, molly shannon said, you were unmistakably intelligent. your writing was like poetry, great father and friend, old-time elegance. jon stewart adding, no one could make you break like norm mcdonald. and conan o'brien saying, i will never laugh that hard again. norm mcdonald was 61. mcdonald is survived by his son. he was on "weekend update" on "snl" for three seasons. the story goes he got fired because he refused to go easy on o.j. at the time. >> we did see the clip. he was not going easy on him. you saw him once live?
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>> i did get to see him live once. i didn't know that would be the last time i would be able to see him out in new york.
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♪ ♪ time, now, for "wait, what?" animals rescuing animals. >> wait, what? >> a farm nert netherlands heard co mogs coming from his livestock and looked at the security camera to see this. no, not a jake paul fight. a hawk diving for one of its chickens. a rooster coming to its rescue. then, a goat, charging the hawk, finally scaring it away. >> what is going on in this video? the funniest part is, this wasn't the first time the farm had commotion. other goats and turkeys have jumped in to rescue the chickens before.
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it is like a full-on turf war. >> i'm calling this the backyard barn brawl. >> i like >> and chicken. i'm sorry. the goat took me out. i had to recover. next, spending a night inside a giant peanut on wheels. >> "wait, what?" >> yeah. planters announced that its mascot, mr. peanut, is inviting fans to stay in his vacation home, practically for peanuts. a two-night stay in the nut mobile. >> the nutmobile has been transformed through an immersive experience in the minnesota wilderness. and it's all for the price of a jar of planter's peanuts, $3.49. hopefully you're not allergic. >> that's nuts. and next to the first-ever oreo cafe. >> "wait, what?" >> america's favorite cookie is opening its first cafe in the american dream mall. in east rutherford, new jersey. it has a dessert menu that will make any oreo fan swoon.
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oreo cheesecake, to oreo s'mores sandwich. >> how about the oreo mcflurries? >> better be. an oreo shake, milkshake. >> it has oreo merch, from oreo-scented candles. oreo pillows and sandals. the best news of all, the cafe is already open. >> time for us to get on route 3, head to the mall. let's go. or go by central park. you can stand inside a glass box, 93 stories above manhattan. >> wait, why? >> something one vanderbilt, that bills itself as the most immersive observatory experience. it is set to open its doors next door to grand central terminal. a vertigo-inducing transparent elevator whisks visitors one sticngutward, and allowing n arr views looking straight down to madison avenue.
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those glass floors
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>> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!" today, "dear evan hansen" stars ben platt. and, olympic gold medalist simone biles. plus, "dinner on a dime week" continues with a delicious cuban chicken recipe. all next on "live!" ♪ ♪ [cheers and applause] and now, here are kelly ripa and ryan seacrest! [cheers and applause] >> ryan: good morning. hello, art and gelman. [applause] all right. good morning.


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