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this morning on "world news now," second term celebration. the parties get started for the president and the first lady. >> with today's public swearing in ceremony, parade and night to celebrate, a new chapter the obama presidency. it is monday, january 21st. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good monday morning, i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris. >> and i'm rob nelson. we'll take you live to washington coming up in just a moment as we cover inauguration day. a big day for d.c., for the country, and of course mlk
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holiday which seems fitting on a lot of different levels. also this morning, a nasty, windy arctic storm system makes a mess out of the middle of the country. the power outages and where the storm is blowing next. it is the dead of winter, folks. here we go. >> here we go. later this half hour, who set out to play an elaborate hoax to embarrass manti te'o. this story has really just shocked everyone. >> that's the question, was he really the victim of a hoax or did he know to kind of benefit from the publicity and the emotion behind the grandmother dying and the girlfriend dying. i have a hard time following the story, but apparently he may not have been the only one duped by this whole catfish scandal. >> it's surprising to believe someone could be duped into thinking they had this girlfriend that they never met. >> most people have met their girlfriends. all the excitement and upset after last night's nfl playoffs.
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the big celebrations for ravens and 49er fans out there and the two brothers who will be getting so much attention at this year's super bowl. that's right, a family affair down in new orleans in two weeks. first, hundreds of thousands are gathering later today on the nation's front lawn to witness history. >> president obama takes the oath of office in public, delivers his inaugural address then takes to the traditional journey to the white house. >> brandi hitt joins us live this morning. good morning, brandi. >> reporter: good morning rob and sunny. in just a few hours we'll see hundreds of thousands of people fill the national mall for the president's big public swearing in ceremony. and rob, your girl beyonce came over the loud speaker rehearsing the national anthem. she sounded fantastic. all of these are the final
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preparations in the wee hours of the morning. even though technically the president has taken the oath of office. president obama celebrated the start of his second term with supporters at the national building museum. >> what we're doing is celebrating each other, and celebrating this incredible nation that we call home. >> reporter: hours earlier, he was officially sworn into office by chief justice john roberts at the white house. >> i barack hussein obama who solemnly swear. >> reporter: the constitution requires the both be delivered before noon on the 20th. vice president joe biden was also sworn in and together they laid a wreath at the tomb of ton known soldier. it's been a weekend full of events all leading up to the ceremony at the capitol. >> we're really excited. >> reporter: 800,000 people are expected to pack the national mall and security is tight. more than 13,000 military and law enforcement officers will be on duty, with s.w.a.t. teams and
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biochemical response units in place. >> protecting an event this large with this many different venues with this number of people coming requires a lot of coordination. >> reporter: president obama will take the oath again on martin luther king jr.'s birthday, this time with his hand on two bibles, one that king used and one that president l lincoln used. >> you're going to see a president that wants to work across party lines to get things done. i think that's what the country wants. >> reporter: of course, you have the parade and the two big inaugural balls. but when it comes to the actual ceremony this morning, the crowd is not expected to be as large as it was during the 2009 inauguration, when they had 1.8 million people in attendance. reporting live in washington, d.c., brandi hitt, abc news. rob and sunny, back to you. >> still going to be a raucous crowd. i'm glad you mentioned my ex-girlfriend, beyonce. in addition to her, tell me more
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about some of the other big stars coming out tonight. >> reporter: when it comes to the inaugural ceremony here after beyonce sings the national anthem, you'll hear from james taylor, who we heard from during the democratic national convention and kelly clarkson will be performing. then at the inaugural ball, alicia keys, your other former girlfriend, rob. and then also you'll be hearing from other acts like brad paisley. >> brandi, i was there four years ago and there was just so many people, and security was really tight. tell us more about the security there now, is there a serious threat in d.c.? >> reporter: well, we asked officials and they told abc news, there's no specific credible threat. but they're not taking any chances. along with the security you just saw, they're going to have snipers surrounding the area, shutting down areas of both rivers in the region. they have a lot of satellites honed in on the national mall just in case something happens.
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when you hear about recent incidents in algeria and just the amped up attention of gun control in this country, they just want to have an extra presence here. >> thanks, brandi. all taking place on mlk day, which speaks for itself. and our coverage of the inaugural continues later this half hour as michelle obama's fashions will, of course, get plenty of attention today. we'll take you live to washington again on "america this morning" and on a special edition of "good morning america" in a few hours. so stay with abc news all day long. and near albuquerque, a 15-year-old boy is in custody this morning after police say he killed his parents and three siblings. authorities said each victim was shot more than once. several guns were found at the home. one of which was a semiautomatic military style rifle. investigators were trying to determine who owned the gun. the father was well known in the
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community for his work as a volunteer chaplain at the county jail. overseas where an accidental explosion has apparently killed 13 suspected al qaeda militants in yemen. a bomb went off inside a house where the men were holed up near the town of radda. they're active in southern yemen and has launched several deadly attacks against the military. investigators just identified six more victims of that hostage ordeal in algeria as workers from the philippines are among the 81 confirmed victims following the siege at a natural gas complex. the death toll may rise as security forces continue to search that facility. at least one american is dead and the fate of two more is now a growing american. four mountain climbers who died in an avalanche this weekend in scotland never had a chance. rescuers say the avalanche unfolded in a split second, sending them into a 1,000 foot fall and burying them under 6 1/2 feet of snow.
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the blizzard-like conditions have virtually crippled travel across europe. cancellations and delays are still affecting european travellers today. and a blast of bitter cold air is sweeping across the northern half of the country fueled by dangerous arctic wind. as temperatures plunge, heavy blowing snow is closing roads and knocking out power. abc's clayton sandell has more. >> reporter: a weekend weather mess across the plains and midwest. >> this year is definitely the worst i've seen. >> reporter: around fargo, north dakota, roads were barely drivable. >> you've got the white knuckle grip trying to hold it on the road. >> reporter: across the detroit area, winds knocked out power to about 200,000 customers. in utah, icy roads turned highways deadly. two were in this pickup that went over a guard rail, crashing
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30 feet below. the young couple, their unborn baby and four dogs were killed. monday, much of the northeast can expect snow and cold. tupper midwest is already in a deep freeze. a minus 14 windchill in rhinelander, wisconsin, cold enough to turn boiling water into freezing mist. as for the bitter cold temperatures that gripped much of the west last week, they've now moved on. the temperature here in the denver area on sunday, a balmy 46 degrees. clayton sandell, abc news, denver. here's your monday forecast, everybody. falling temperatures in the northeast as you just heard. also light snow around the big apple this evening. up to 4 inches of the white stuff in new england. 20 inches of snow from cleveland to upstate new york. about a foot for parts of michigan. bitter cold in the midwest. >> 13 below zero in fargo. minus 7 in minneapolis and just 8 degrees in chicago.
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30s in the northeast. 40s in the pacific northwest. >> come on, spring. wake me up in spral. pretty much anyone who grew up in the 1960s would have loved to have own the caped crusaders bat mobile and now someone has done it. >> the one of a kind crime fighting machine transported batman and robin to crime scenes within seconds. it could shoot lasers, lay down oil slicks, and it was equipped with a bat phone. pretty advanced technology for the 1960s. an unidentified buyer has coughed up, get this, $4.2 million for the bat mobile, which was auctioned off over the weekend. producers bought the original car for just $1. >> $1 and got $4 million. >> i loved that show. they hit each other and they would go, bam, pow.
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cat woman. >> it was a simpleler time. coming up next, who is behind the embarrassing manti te'o hoax? will the notre dame football star take legal action? first, the upset and excitement as baltimore and san francisco take their places at the super bowl. you're watching "world news now." with this flu season being the most severe in years, it's important to follow cdc guidelines to help protect your family. wash your hands often. and clean your surfaces using a disinfectant to prevent the spread of cold and flu viruses. you can trust lysol because lysol disinfectant spray is approved to kill twice as many germs than any other disinfectant spray. and with lysol no-touch hand soap, you have 10 times more protection with each wash. helping protect your family with lysol... that's our mission for health.
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before the super bowl and the outcome will have two parents rooting for both teams on super bowl sunday in two weeks. both the 49ers and the ravens won their big playoff games, and joining me now to talk about these playoff games is sports and radio host, our favorite sunday night guest, monday morning guest i should say, jason page. thank you for being here. and congrats. i have to give you props, you called the super bowl exactly how it turned out. >> i called it, but i don't think any of us thought it would be colin kaepernick to be the starting quarterback. >> two games worth watching. take us through the higights here. >> what i thought would be the less competitive of the two games on the game, you have the falcons getting off to a fast start. i thought the 49ers would win going away here and the falcons got off to a great start. >> 17-0 at one point. >> they come storming back in the second half.
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49ers with opportunities. they fumble an opportunity there near the goal line, come up short of the end zone. but the falcons were just as bad in this game in the second half. an interception for matt ryan. a fumble in this game for matt ryan. a bad penalty, which enabled the 49er drive to continue. and ultimately give the 49ers the lead. >> baltimore and the patriots. it was a great game. >> i tell you what happens here, the ravens get off to a slow start, the patriots run 49 plays. they run nearly 22 or 23 more plays than the ravens in the first half. they have the ball for five minutes longer than the ravens in the first half. yet they're only up 13-7 at halftime. poor clock management towards the first half hurt them. but only up 13-7. that had to feel like a victory for the ravens.
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in the second half, it looked like a different football team. we talk about tom brady, but joe flacco has outplayed him two years in a row. >> brother against brother, and ray lewis, his final game. >> what a way to end his career for ray lewis. and then harbaugh versus harbaugh, the two brothers square off. >> gut check, super bowl xlvii, what is your gut, my friend? >> i like the ravens. i think it's joe flacco's time. he's shown he's one of the elite quarterbacks in the game. peter king has a great article coming out talking about joe flacco as one of the elite in the game now. i love baltimore in this game. >> baltimore will take it two weeks in, my favorite city of new orleans. thank you, sir. one more big one to go. we'll be right back, everybody.
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♪ we're learning more about the man accused of carrying out that elaborate and twisted really fake girlfriend hoax on football star manti te'o. >> and now there appears to be at least four other victims in all this. abc's matt gutman has the story. >> reporter: we learned the hoax was much bigger than manti te'o. >> i really think at the time,
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they were just messaging anybody that was, you know, well known in the polynesian community. >> reporter: this beauty queen says she was at least one of four people duped by a social media prankster who for years acted as tessy's pal. manti te'o wrote, she keeps talking like she knows everyone and i'm thinking it's a prank. in fact, tessy questioned whether that fake person was real as far back as 2010. so who created that fake person that fooled so many? ♪ victims say a devout christian musician and church leader, posting dozens of videos on youtube. but secretly, he allegedly was enlisting friends and even his 9-year-old sister to trick the notre dame line backer into believing his fake girlfriend
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was real. the nearly four-year deception began to unravel in december when manti te'o received a phone call, the girlfriend he thought was real three months after she was supposed to have died of leukemia. >> and i just went on a rampage. how could you do this to me? >> reporter: we now know five people being duped into believe thing woman was real. but apparently no crime committed, no charges pressed. matt gutman, abc news, miami. >> what is the motivation of this prankster? >> this catfish thing, you know, tricking people into thinking you're real, i can't figure this out. >> his coaches are saying he is the most naive and trusting person that they've ever met. >> okay. >> and as willis said during the
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george washington, march 1793. and his was the shortest inaugural speech, just 135 words. here, a copy of that speech, historians believe it's the secretary's hand writing. lincoln, march 1865, a sea of mud on pennsylvania avenue after weeks of rain. thousands of spectators standing in it all, the moment re-enacted in "lincoln." >> it matters toward none, charity for all. >> reporter: it was during lincoln's second inauguration, african-americans were first invited to participate in the parade. fdr's second inaugural, the wettest on record. but listen to this. >> but fdr decided if the crowd could brave the elements, so could he. >> reporter: he insisted on riding in an open car. >> i harry s. truman do solemnly swear -- >> reporter: a tv first for
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harry truman, january 1949 and americans could finally watch the inauguration on television. lyndon johnson made history, the first president to ride to his inaugural in a bullet proof inaugural. ronald reagan's second inaugural, so cold, only snow filled the stands. bill clinton ushering in more than just a second term. the first to be carried on that thing called the internet. >> i, william jefferson clinton. >> reporter: and president obama with the first lady by his side again after already making history four years ago in front of nearly 2 million spectators. david muir, abc news, washington. >> he'll be the first democrat in more than 75 years to get a majority of the popular vote twice. only five other presidents have done that in all u.s. history. i love the trivia behind inauguration. it's interesting to go back in the file that day.
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this morning on "world news now," capitol celebration. washington's big bash as president obama begins his second term. >> the festive atmosphere and the tight security for this inauguration bash. it's monday, january 21st. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." i'm rob nelson on a big monday morning. a holiday. but also inauguration day. so lots goingon. >> and i'm sunny hostin in for paula faris. washington is in a mood to celebrate today, with security the tightest it's been in years.
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we'll look at how past inauguration parties set the tone for previous presidents and compare those bashes to today's celebration. four years ago, it was a party. >> i remember beyonce singing. also this morning another major headline we're following, what investigators are uncovering in algeria after that deadly hostage siege at a natural gas facility. the new details are pretty disturbing to say the least. and the punishment against a 5-year-old student who brought a bright pink hello kitty bubble gun to school. why parents and experts are so outraged with school administrators. this story is too much. >> that is bizarre. we'll get to that. i'm sure a lot of folks will be buzzing about that. but first, the president takes the oath of office for the second time in two days later today right there on the steps of the capitol. president obama will place his hand on two bibles in fact. martin luther king jr.'s, as well as his political hero's bible, abraham lincoln.
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>> after his inauguration speech, the president and first lady will make the traditional walk down pennsylvania avenue toward the white house. >> ahead of today's ceremonies, the president and first lady made the rounds in washington. they told a crowd that the celebrations are about the country and its citizens, not the election results. also vice president joe biden and his family greeted supporters at the latino inaugural party. >> hundreds of thousands are gathering on the national mall to see history being made. >> and while officials say right now there is no credible threat, security, as you can imagine, is once again extremely tight. >> reporter: they will be everywhere, snipers dotting roof tops, the coast guard patrolling waterways, military fighter jets enforcing a no-fly zone. 13,000 security personnel bla blanketing the washington mall. >> with this number of people coming, it requires a lot of
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coordination and organization. >> reporter: all coordinating here. the multiagency communications center overseen by the secret service at an undisclosed location. they'll monitor intelligence threats. the 2009 inauguration was a logistical nightmare, hundreds getting stuck in this tunnel. authorities say this time it will be better. >> there will be such a different feel when you come down this time for the inauguration. there is extensive signage. we have social media sites that you can follow. >> reporter: this year there is even an app for that, that tells you everything from where the viewing screens are. it's telling me i'm right on the parade route. along that 1.2 mile stretch of pennsylvania avenue, from the capitol steps to the white house, undercover officers and s.w.a.t. teams out in full force. cecilia vega, abc news,
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washington. >> a lot of talk about the second term curse that a lot of presidents have because they either overreach and get nothing done or there's something out of their control that derails their presidency. clinton had lewinsky, bush had katrina. so you have to wonder what -- we can't imagine what now what can transpire over the next four years and what you play into his agenda which is gun control, the economy, health care overhaul. >> and foreign policy is always an issue. so you have the arab spring. most people think that that could be ushering a lot of democracy into the middle east, but we don't know. there's still a lot of tension there. that's going to be an issue for him, as well. >> the plate is full. so enjoy the party today, because the work starts
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tomorrow. in fact, some republicans are having a little retreat in vegas right now to get out of d.c. so hopefully the partisanship eases a little bit. >> about 100 of them have departed. >> never dull. also some other news this morning, we want to wish our friend and colleague barbara walters a speedy recovery. she was hospitalized saturday after a minor fall in washington. barbara, who is now 83 years old, fell on the stairs at the british ambassador's residence and cut her forehead. she is alert and telling everyone what to do, which is a good sign. she's in the hospital for tests and for some observation. and will not be unfortunately part of abc's inaugural coverage today. investigators ruled out excess voltage as cause of a battery fire on board boeing's 787 dreamliner in boston.
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but they are unable to determine the cause. tomorrow, investigators plan to test the dreamliner's battery chargers. nearly two dozen foreign workers are still unaccounted for after that hostage siege in the sahara desert. more than 80 people are now known dead. here's abc's brian ross. >> reporter: as the bodies 06 more hostages are being discovered inside the facility, many badly burned or maimed. the absolute horror they experienced became clear. in recordings of phone calls made by one hostage in broken english, to authorities outside, as broadcast on algerian tv. >> we have prisoners. we have hostages with bombs on the body. please call back, please call back. >> reporter: an al qaeda commander followed up with this ominous message in arabic. we will kill the american hostages here. we will slaughter them. we will not kill them, we will
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slaughter them. one of the captors spoke excellent english and may have been have canada. >> you don't know what's out there and we know that the terrorists are dressed the same as the security forces. that was a huge decision, do you stay or go? >> reporter: the rogue one-tied al qaeda leader, mokhtar belmokhtar has taken responsibility. the chair of the house intelligence committee tells abc news the u.s. knew al qaeda was looking for a western target in the area. >> we don't know it would with this place under those circumstances but we knew they were trying to find and complete a target against a western target, which this clearly was. >> reporter: of the ten americans, seven escaped or were freed. one confirmed as dead.
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and still no word but growing concern about the fate of two others who are believed to be inside the plant during the final assault by the algerian army. brian ross, abc news, washington. >> what a grisly scene inside that facility. in fact, david cameron, the prime minister of britain, gave some comments about the threat of global terror in northern africa. and even saying this is a global threat and it will require a global response, which some interpreted to be a nudge to the u.s. to say hey, president obama, we've got to do something here because this threat has not been diminished in the last few days have proven why. >> apparently late word from the philippines, six filipinos were among hostages killed by militants. so this is affecting many, many countries, many, many families. and we've got to keep an eye on it. who knows what is going to happen? >> another sign that every president from now on, terrorism fighting it here and abroad, is always on the agenda, always.
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the midwest is getting battered this morning by fierce winds already blamed for leaving thousands in the dark. winds topping 60 miles an hour snapped power lines like these in detroit and sent trees crashing down on homes and cars. many people had to use generators or bundle up to make it through the very little cold. >> with that, here's a look at your monday weather. a foot of snow across a wide section of michigan. 20 inches around cleveland, western pennsylvania and new york. some light evening snow here in new york city itself. a few inches in new england and showers in florida. >> 30s in the northern rockies, below zero from fargo to the twin cities. detroit and indianapolis hover near the 20 degree mark. as american sports fans watched nfl playoffs, in turkey,
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the championship teams are made up of camels. >> ah, yes. it's not all that different from human competition. male camels battle each other, hoping to battle the affection of the females. pairs of males go at each other with a vengeance until one falls or simply runs away. >> you know what's surprising to me? camels are sort of like lethargic. they don't head butt each other, they just mope along. >> you put a woman in the mix, and dude is going to battle. it's across all species. >> they're like head butting each other. >> you know camels like their humps. you know what i'm saying? i'm horrible. coming up, how a bright pink
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bubble gun got a 5-year-old student in a heap of trouble. and how presidents have left their mark on history and unforgettable snaug ral celebrations. you're watching "world news now." with this flu season being the most severe in years,
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♪ all i want to do ♪ >> we're going to turn to this story out of pennsylvania. this one is crazy. a kindergarten student with a bright pink toy was branded as a terrorist. >> yeah, the mother of two, this one really gets me. the little girl is in trouble for bringing a hello kitty bubble gun to class. >> reporter: was this the weapon of choice for a new kind of terrorist? terror by bubbles, the small pink hello kitty toy gun is an automatic bubble gun. but the school called it a terrorist threat. >> i think people know how
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harmless a bubble is. >> it's just bubbles. >> it's only a bubble gun for a 5-year-old. >> reporter: administrators at mt. caramel elementary in rural pennsylvania took action, suspending the girl for ten days. later reducing that to two. the family's lawyer says the psychological evaluation calls the girl normal. but now her record isn't. >> the mother has tried to get the girl in another school since this time, and they won't take the little girl because of this mark on her record. >> reporter: the attorney says the girl did not have the hello kitty bubble gun with her. so was this all a big misunderstanding? after all, it's a new world where parents and school administrators are on heightened alert after the mass shooting in newtown, connecticut. >> she's not aware of what connecticut is, what death is, what shooting is. >> reporter: the school district superintendent said we're
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confident that much of the information supplied may not be consistent with the facts, and that the district takes the well-being and safety of the students and saf seriously. >> it's a bubble gun. >> the family is considering suing. all they want is an apology and to get the infraction off the record. >> it has to be off the record. if you're going to suspend a girl for two days, a 5-year-old in kindergarten, that's going to follow her throughout her school career. >> after the tragedy of newtown, we are hyper sensitive, you know what i mean? i'm not saying this is right, but it comes at a time where the nation is jittery about school and gun violence. >> you shouldn't send your child to school with toys, but a bubble gun? >> hello, kitty. goodbye, common sense. when we come back, presidents, at least some of them, sure know how to party. >> how our commanders in chief
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tonight, the president will be putting on his tux and the first lady will put on a designer gown to celebrate. >> so when did inaugural balls begin? abc's david muir has the answers. >> reporter: it wasn't called an inaugural ball, but george washington did hold one, one week after his inauguration in 1789. 300 guests. the tradition of an inaugural ball officially began with james madison, first lady dolley madison hosting. a heavy cost at the time, $4 to get in. and while dolly is said to have enjoyed the ball, her husband remarked, i would much rather be in bed. in 1865, the ball following lincoln's second inauguration, 4,000 dancing the waltz. and at midnight, oysters, roast
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beef and lobsters were served. "the new york times" reporting that table soon a mess, frightful to behold in their words. >> washington turned out in all her splendor for the inaugural balls to be held in honor of the president. >> reporter: after world war ii, the idea of multiple inaugural balls. eisenhower here dancing. and this shows the newly inaugurated president and mrs. kennedy in 1961. and who was waiting? ♪ you make me feel so young >> reporter: frank sinatra. more than two decades later, the reagans dancing and dazzling the crowd with a salsa. in 1989, an exuberant president bush and first lady barbara bush.
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the song, i could have danced all night. his son, george w. bush dancing with laura bush for just seconds, less than a minute on the floor at each ball they attended. the clintons dancing to "make a wish" and there was that saxophone moment. at his second inaugural, what was unforgettable was the number of balls that year, 14 of them. and fo years ago -- beyonce. ten balls and an image of the obamas riding in a golf cart, and the first lady wrapped in her husband's jacket to keep warm. david muir, abc news, washington. >> everybody loves those behind the scenes look. the obama administration decided
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this morning on "world news now," inaugural celebration. the parties begin after the president's official yet private swearing in ceremony. >> the public event will put the president and first lady in the spotlight today as barack obama begins his second term. it's monday, january 21st. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good monday morning, everybody. a big day. mlk holiday and the inauguration down in the nation's capital. so lots going on, on this holiday monday.
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>> good morning, i'm sunny hostin. paula faris is on assignment. crowds are descending on washington today. i was just there. very crowded place on this historic day. that's in our top story. then new disturbing details after the deadly hostage siege in an algerian natural gas facility. what investigators are now discovering. >> the death toll staggering in that. at least 81 people, but they're still finding bodies. some so badly disfigured they can't tell whether they were the terrorists or the hostages. >> so very sad. >> a beyond grim situation there. also this morning, this day of remembrance. of course, it is mlk holiday monday. why this year's holiday is so meaningful and how many americans plan to observe it. there is a certain poetic justice it being mlk day and president obama's inauguration. it seems fitting on a lot of different levels. >> yes. and actually i was able to see the monument when i was in d.c. this past weekend. and it's just really something. >> oh, wow. very good.
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inspiring all the way around. later this half hour, the police activity that's left kim kardashian and her family outraged. what happened to this high profile family? that's coming up in "the skinny." >> they can't stay out of the news, can they? no. ahead of today's public inauguration, the president spoke to hundreds of supporters at events last night in washington. >> in just a few hours on the steps of the capitol, mr. obama takes the oath for the second time. abc's chief white house correspondent jonathan karl is watching it all. >> reporter: it was short and sweet, just 42 words. >> so help me god. >> reporter: and with that, the second term begins. last time around, chief justice roberts flubbed the words. >> execute the office -- >> reporter: this time, he took notes. president obama will tie a record, taking the oath for the fourth time. there was the flubbed one four years ago. a redo the next day. the official oath required by the constitution to be done
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before noon on january 20th. and the ceremonial ones before his inaugural speech. as many oaths as fdr, but he was elected four times. the challenge for president obama this time is to recapture the energy and enthusiasm of four years ago when a record 1.8 million people descended on washington to witness the history making swearing in of the nation's first african-american president. nobody expects a crowd that big again. this time, the president will have his hand on two bibles. abraham lincoln's and martin luther king's. in a video released by the white house, the president explained why. >> letting them know there's a connection between me being here, the sacrifices of those in the past. i think it's entirely fitting. >> reporter: the man who ran obama's re-election campaign says the president will use his speech in part to reach out to some of those who voted against him. >> you're going to see a president who wants to work across party lines to get things
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done. i think that's what the country wants. >> reporter: the president's 11-year-old daughter was just happy to see that dad got the words right. >> good job, dad. >> i did it. >> you didn't mess up. >> reporter: jonathan karl, abc news, washington. >> cute moment with the kids there. it does take you back to four years ago and that moment of his inauguration that was. it was a moment many thought would never come. that america would have its first black president. so when you look now four years later, still the power of that moment is still there, historically, culturally, racially, socially, it is a moment, it is a profound moment in american political history. even the second time around. >> in american history, no question about it. i remember my father calling me and saying, can you believe this? are you going to see him take the oath of office? i was thinking i don't want to be there with 2 million people and i sure did jump on the train, just to be there, because it was to be part of history. >> and look, we all know the country is polarized. whether you love or hate this
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guy, it is emblematic of that as a country. we may take a while, but eventually we do get progress and this is a watershed progress in terms of maybe years down the road, the first woman, the first asian, the first hispanic, the first gay, the first agnostic or atheist to take that oath. >> it has opened the door. >> so it should be interesting the message he delivers during that speech. so stay tuned, millions watching. our coverage of the inauguration does not end here. later this half hour, a look at the first lady's stylist change right before the celebrations. and we'll take you live to washington on "america this morning" and on a special edition of "good morning america." stay with abc news all day long. we're going to turn overseas now where the death toll from that terrorist siege in algeria has risen to at least 81. algerian forces searching the natural gas complex for explosives found at least 25
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more bodies, many badly disfigured. algerian special forces stormed the facility saturday to end the four-day siege of the remote desert refinery. and to new mexico this morning where we're learning new details about that tragic family shooting. the five victims were identified as a minister, his wife and three of their kids. the couple's 15-year-old son is in custody for the shootings. he's accused of using several weapons, including a military style assault rifle in the murders. >> that shooting in new mexico comes a day after thousands of gun owners rallied across the country. the campaign was organized to push back against the president's plans for gun control. here's abc's david kerley. >> reporter: a scramble at a gun show. dozens run in raleigh after a shotgun is accidently fired. three people hit. in two other states, two other accidental shootings at gun shows with two other injured. but it wasn't chaotic everywhere.
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>> hey, hey, we finally made it in. >> reporter: calling it guns across america, supporters turned out at rallies and gun shows, opposing the president's plans. >> you tell americans they can't have something, they're going to go out and get it. >> reporter: gun control was not even on the president's second term agenda. until what he called the worst day of his presidency, when he was told about the massacre at sandy hook elementary. he now mentions this effort nearly daily. >> to protect our children and protect them from the horrors of gun violence. protecting our children from harm. >> reporter: the public is behind the president on some proposals. gun show background checks, an owner database. but a ban on assault weapons appears unlikely, as republicans push back. >> this is not designed to actually solve the problem of violent crime. this is designed to assuage liberal partisans. >> reporter: it's not just republicans. the white house admits not all democrats are on board. >> i do think things have changed since newtown. we're going to twist the arms of democrats and republicans and engage the american people in
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this debate. >> reporter: david kerley, abc news, washington. as inauguration festivities get under way, the nation is pausing to pay tribute to martin luther king jr. commemorations are taking place around the country today, but community leaders and celebrities got a jump on things in washington with an annual wreath laying ceremony. dr. king's son, jesse jackson and actor jamie foxx were among those taking part. and many americans honor dr. king today by spending their holiday in a day of service, volunteering to help the needy. the park service pays tribute by offering free admissions to all 398 national parks today. most schools, government agencies and stock markets are closed for this holiday. the president and first lady saying there's no better way to honor his legacy than to help out the less fortunate. so that's a great kind of theme for the day. >> absolutely. the super bowl matchup is set. a family affair you could call the har-bowl, pitting jim harbaugh against his older
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brother, which i didn't know, john, head coach of the baltimore ravens. >> going to be a good one. in the nfc, the 49ers overcame a 17-0 deficit against the dirty birds of atlanta. they finally locked it up for good in the fourth quarter when quarterback colin kaepernick found frank gore who rushed into the end zone. final score, 28-24. quite a game. >> in the afc, baltimore ravens quarterback joe flacco threw three touchdowns in the second half. the final blow was when the ravens' carey williams picked off tom brady in the end zone. it was the patriot's first-ever playoff championship loss at home. the final score, 28-13, ravens. >> and the super bowl in new orleans. one of our favorite cities in two weeks. it's crazy. you have the brother versus brother dynamic. and then ray lewis, his final season. got to the super bowl. willis is happy.
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>> that's a good story. i lived in baltimore for a couple of years. >> you worked for the ravens? >> yeah. my very good friend is the mayor, stephanie rollings-blake. so i may try to get over there. >> you've got a political hookup. you better get down there. >> i hope you're watching, stephanie. >> you're going to see sunny in the good seats. in atlanta, a falcons fan is in the hospital this morning apparently was stabbed after the game outside the stadium by a 49ers' fan. the good news is he's not in critical condition. looks like he's going to be okay. the suspect ended up getting away. some kind of fight broke out. but we hate to see a great day of football marred by violence. still just a game, folks. but congrats to both teams, especially san francisco for beating the saints' archrival falcons. thank you for that. coming up, lance armstrong's tell-all interview with oprah winfrey. we'll tell you how many folks tuned in. >> and the nightmarish problem that's grounding boeing's dreamliner.
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needless to say, it's been a very rough month for boeing. its entire fleet of dreamliner jumbo jets are grounded. that's after two battery fires. >> boeing has to prove that the powerful batteries are safe before the plane of the future
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can fly again. abc's alex marquardt has more. >> reporter: it's known for its sleek line, luxurious cabins and ground breaking carbon fiber body. but now the future of the so-called plane of the future is being threatened. all those dreamliners grounded following a litany of problems. at the core, the lithium ion batteries. on wednesday, a dreamliner in japan made an emergency landing when one of the plane's batteries overheated and leaked. alarms sounded and the pilot smelled smoke. on the right is what the battery is supposed to look like. on the left, the charred remains. japanese safety officials suggested the cause could have been the battery being overcharged. making the mystery more puzzling, federal investigators ruled out overcharging as the cause of a similar fire on a 787 in boston. the issues with the batteries are raising questions about the safety of all lithium batteries. because they're all around us, in our laptops, digital cameras,
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cell phones and ipads. they're compact and powerful, but if they're faulty or abused, they can catch on fire or even explode. but experts say the chances of incidents like this happening are very slim. >> every battery can burn or explode if mistreated. >> reporter: if i go out and buy the latest cell phone or laptop, should i be worried that will catch on fire? >> no, you should not be worried it's going to catch on fire. >> reporter: on tuesday, federal investigators will meet in arizona at the dreamliner battery manufacturer to test the charger. everyone working feverishly, hoping the dreamliner will soon again take to the skies. alex marquardt, abc news, new york. >> it's a beautiful plane until it gets in the air. >> it looks beautiful. coming up next, why michael j. fox is apologizing to a superstar singer. >> and a picture of justin bieber that might crack you up. you'll get that joke coming up next in "the skinny." w
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♪ skinny, so skinny skinny in the house! >> willis apparently had a good weekend. sounds good this morning. shockingly, the kardashians are back in the news. there's this thing that we reported on s.w.a.t.ing where someone calls in a fake bomb threat so the police and s.w.a.t. team rush to the house. >> which is horrible.
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>> it's a waste of money and recourses, drama and stress. any way, the latest victims were kris and bruce jenner. someone made a prank call, so all the authorities show up at the mansion in l.a. on friday. much ado about nothing. there was not a hostage crisis or shots fired. kim tweets, these prank calls are not funny. people can get arrested for this. i hope they find out who is behind this. it's dangerous and not a joke. so kim is very upset. but apparently bruce got it over it pretty quickly. because he posed for an instagram photo with the authorities that showed up at the house. >> they love the publicity. >> they're always tv ready. don't waste your calls. put the authorities in l.a. on a real case, like finding bruce's original face. >> i would agree with you on that. >> that's the mystery that needs to be solved. we were talking a lot about oprah winfrey -- you're
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terrible! >> take it easy, bruce. take it down, buddy. >> he does look like somebody pulled the back of his head. >> he looks like skeletor with botox. >> any way, lance armstrong, we were all watching that interview, i think, last week on thursday night. but apparently not as great ratings as oprah had hoped. thursday night on "own," it attracted just about 3.2 million viewers. usually on her syndicated show she got about 6 million viewers. so almost half. when whitney houston's daughter was also interviewed, they got even more viewers, 3.5 million. so she's a little disappointed i would imagine. but i think 3.2 million viewers, when you can't find where the channel is, it's pretty darn good. >> every news organization on the planet was trying to get the lance armstrong interview and it's still oprah, she still got it. >> she's still the oracle. as far as i'm concerned. at the golden globes,
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there was a situation where tina fey and amy were joking around, telling taylor swift to stay away from michael j. fox's son. apparently michael j. fox spoke out, saying taylor swift writes songs about everybody she goes out with. what a way to build a career and admitted he wouldn't know who she was. so he trashed her a little bit. but apparently he tried to make amends with her after he spoke out and trashed her a little bit. she ended up tweeting saying, hey, everybody, michael j. fox got in touch with me today and we are good. thank you for having my back. so apparently talked some trash and then got in touch with taylor and apologized for making all the songs she does after she breaks one a dude. so michael j. fox still a nice guy. >> last but not least, we got a nice view of justin bieber's backside. his crack, yes. he basically took a picture of
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that on saturday, insta dpramed that out and with the caption "moon" and deleted that. so i don't know, does anyone need to see the crack of his butt? >> i'm sure some of the ladies liked it. didn't whitney houston tell you, crack is whack. put it away, justin. didn't whitney houston tell you, crack is whack. put it away, justin. like it has for so many people before. when taking lunesta, don't drive or operate machinery until you feel fully awake. walking, eating, driving, or engaging in other activities while asleep, without remembering it the next day, have been reported. lunesta should not be taken together with alcohol. abnormal behaviors may include aggressiveness, agitation, hallucinations, or confusion. in depressed patients, worsening of depression, including risk of suicide, may occur. alcohol may increase these risks. allergic reactions such as tongue or throat swelling occur rarely and may be fatal. side effects may include unpleasant taste, headache, dizziness, and morning drowsiness.
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some digging and has some insight. >> reporter: over the past four years, it's been bold colors, bare arms and now fresh bangs. no one has influenced women's fashion quite like michelle obama. >> women like the way she mixes labels. she's unafraid to wear color. she seems like she's having fun. >> reporter: as all eyes turn to the inauguration, one big mystery remains, who will the first lady be wearing? in 2009, her one shouldered white chiffon ball gown made designer jason wu a household name. >> when she wore his gown, apparently his company received 4 million website hits. >> reporter: women's wear daily asked some of the top designers to sketch their vision. calvin klein went for a dark, edgy, tapered look. leila rose scott, a delicate lavender gown and tommy hilfiger turned to the next generation with looks for first daughters
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malia and sasha. >> they're becoming more interested in fashion and american designers are keen to dress them. >> reporter: the first lady has had a few fashion missteps, ruffling feathers when she wore british label alexander mcqueen to a state dinner for the chinese president and a cardigan to meet the queen. but the first lady takes it all in stride. even after she becomes a fashion icon for the ages, capable of changing a company's bottom line in minutes, telling our own robin roberts -- >> it's hard. i'm a tomboy jock at heart but i like to look nice. >> reporter: tonya rivero in new york. >> i like the bangs. >> i do not. >> i like them, rob. it's a nice look, i think. and she's such a trendsetter. now bangs will be on trend. >> exactly. and the thing i like about the last time around, she picked not an established designer but an up and comer.
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that made a difference. i saw a report over the weekend. that fashion show, whoever she picks, will mean a $14 million boost to their business. >> that's what i'm wearing. >> look at that. looking good! looking good!
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