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this is "nightline." tonight, the new face of hate. dylann roof's alleged manifesto, sparked debate over the confederate flag. he is not alone. why this white separatist found himself in charleston today as president obama weighs in on the current state of race relations. canoeing rickshawing, across the world. braving fiefevers on the va kaegs of a lifetime. are they putting their kids at risk on this a big crazy family adventure. >> don't get on her bad side taylor swift is known for going after her exes with songs like "bad blood." but tonight the pop princess has
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a new target using her star power to get the music industry singing a different tune. >> but first -- the "nightline" 5. >> there is something out there. it is a highly contagious disease. it can be especially serious even fatal to infants. unfortunately, many people who spread it may not know they have it. it's called whooping cough and the cdc recommends everyone including those around babies make sure their whooping cough vaccination is up to date. understand the danger your new grandchild faces. talk to your doctor or pharmacist about you and your family today. >> number one in
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good evening. tonight, disturbing new details
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about dylann roof may be emerging from a manifesto. investigators say he likely wrote seeming to expose racial motivation behind his alleged killing spree in charleston and if so he is far from the only one. we are about to take you inside the growing movement of white separatists on a night when a long contested symbol of the south once again comes under fire. >> we are here in a moment of unitien our state to say it is time to move the flag from the capital grounds. >> an historic moment in the wake of hate fueled violence. >> 150 years after the end of the civil war. >> reporter: the south carolina governor calling for the confederate flag to be removed from the capitol grounds. an old and divisive southern symbol drawing attention following the massacre of nine innocent people members of a bible study class, gunned down in the historic emanuel ame
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church. >> a tipping point where not only did we see this as divisive but dangerous. >> many believe the confederate flag to be a symbol of oppression. >> terrible. >> struggle. disenfranchisement. symbol of slavery. >> to others a symbol of southern pride. in the hand of accused killer dylann roof. the haunting words and pictures of what authorities believe to be a manifesto posted on line by the 21-year-old ninth grade dropout. updated hours before the shooting. roof seen here in photographs pointing a gun at the camera posing with a gun in one hand the confederate flag in the other. the rant online filled with hate for people who are black, hispanic jewish saying i chose charleston because it is the most historic city in my state
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and at one time had the highest ratio of blacks to whites in the country. >> i can tell you he has talked about race. he is telling me about how -- about the trayvon martin case. he didn't agree with it. it made him upset. and me i believe this all tumbled down about that. >> my hope is by removing a symbol that divide us we can move forward as a state in harmony and we can honor the nine blessed souls who are now in heaven. >> president obama weighing in in a blunt exchange that aired on the podcast this morning. >> racism we are not cured of it. and it's not just a matter of it not being polite to say -- in public. that's not the measure of whether racism still exists or not. not just a matter of overt
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discrimination. societies don't overnight completely erase everything that happened 200 to 300 years prior. >> one confederate monument in charleston was vandalized sunday with this is the problem #racist. this afternoon mourners by the thousands came to pay their respects and further a message of racial harmony. when this young man showed up with a different message. >> dylann roof is a victim in regards too. a white man born to a society that actively hates him, hates his people culture and identity. there is a culture war being waged. there is a war on the streets against whites. >> 24-year-old, matthew, he and friends drove to charleston from cincinnati ohio a college educated, white separatist who has been called the future of organized hate in america. he says he condemns the rampage but his take away from it may surprise you. >> my first gut reaction when i
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heard about the shooting was, oh no there is no circumstance where taking the lives of civilians, innocent, women and children that's never okay. it's very important to show that the white separatist community does not believe in using terrorism against civilians. >> we met him two years ago to find out why young people like him are drawn to racist movements. >> rashcist fascist, anti-gay. >> do you consider yourself a racist? >> yes. so what. i call it natural. >> being a racist is natural. loving one's people is natural. >> the fact is he says publicly what many think privately. he is tapping into a growing, frightening discontent in america. since 2000 the number of hate groups in america has increased by 30%. that according to the southern poverty law center. like dylann roof he was not raised in a racist environment.
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people say he was raised like that? no i wasn't. i was raised moderate. >> has it caused tension in the family? >> a lot of tension. >> a lot of tragic stories of young people alienated people whose families weren't racist who didn't fit in and were searching for answers. i think unfortunately in our society, it happens all the time. >> we're racist. white power. >> he says, white heterosexual christians have fallen prey as he puts it like native americans did centuries ago. >> what happened to native americans horrible? yeah. that's what's happening to whites now in this country. >> oh come on. someplace in the united states they're slaughtering white americans by the hundreds? >> genocide doesn't have to be with guns tanks, bombs. >> he says he found his way into the white separatist movement through his love of history taking parts in civil war re-enactment re-enactments. the dark days of slavery he calls the good old days.
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>> in your view of the civil war the wrong side won? >> we would have been a lot better off if the south had won. >> he has a fondness for the confederate flag. making a name for himself at white separatist demonstrations like this one on college campuses. and at this convention held by the online white separatist group storm front. >> our generation is primed for this revolution. >> acknowledges the message is accessible far beyond. >> the internet is the one of the greatest tools. you can find anything on there. you can find information then you can find hate. and you can find explanations for your failures in life. you can find like-minded people. >> last year he told us only in all-out race war will solve society's problems. >> don't you see how your path eventually lead to violence? >> god willing it won't. but some things are worth fighting for. >> in charleston in the
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aftermath of the violence allegedly caused by a like-minded young man he refuses to blame his ideology. >> the left that persecutes and hates white culture, identity and christian faith. they're the one whose are responsible. you will pusuals only so long before they react. and white people are waking up. white people are reacting. and i pray and help they come and ginjoin me to do the struggle politically. you can't step on an individual forever before they decide to to bite back. that's what we see. >> he laid a wreath in charleston before heading to california. here in the shadow of a mass murder standing shoulder to shoulder with those who share his sympathy for those who died but little else. >> this happened to be at the hands of one individual but we see racialized violence occurring in our country every day. and we must have that conversation. stow when fore so when forgiveness is the headline.
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and we don't talk about race and racism that is a challenge for us. >> president obama will speak in charleston this friday. next -- big crazy family adventure. would you let your children do this? and when taylor swift speaks the music industry listens. how the singer took on apple in style. ♪ we come back every time we never go out of style ♪ it's part adrenaline and part adventure. it's part geek and part chic. it's part relaxation and part exhilaration. it's part sports car and part suv. and the best part? the 2015 gla. it's 100% mercedes-benz. introducing the first ever gummy multivitamin
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whatever you have got planned for this summer trust me it is safe to say your
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vacation won't look like this family's. the parent you are about to meet make it a mission not to travel in style. they say the farther away they go the closer it brings their family together. but are they putting their children through too much? here's abc's linzy y lindsay janice. >> from hiking the pass -- to explore the great wall of china, meditating with tibetan monks and enjoying tasty snacks along the way. >> i brought you dessert, dad. fried scorpions. >> no! oh they're yummy. have a bite. >> mm. >> it's pretty good. yeah. hello. >> reporter: bruce and his wife christine took their two sons taj, and bode on the ultimate road trip from their home base in canada 96 days 13,000 miles
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and 7 countries to the monastery in india. what on earth made you decide to to do this? >> we were finding when we went away on a trip we got to know our boys better. the bigger the trips, the closer we got with the boys. >> reporter: if it sound like a big, crazy, family adventure. it was. the travel channel was there every step of the way as t family made its way around the world. the catch, they did the all without ever taking off in an airplane. it all started in this canoe as they left their home in the canadian rockies casting with what they could fit their backs. >> back paddle. >> reporter: the only plans they had were no plans. all traveling was done on the fly. except for the tickets they purchasefordd for a journey across the ocean. the cargo ship wasn't meant for kids or passengers. they worth only civilians on board. [ crying ]
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>> oh come here. give dad a hug. what hurt? >> we could have flown. in the way, airlines this magical thing. they diminish time, distance, and effort there just seemed to be a romance to a great travel to the other side of the earth, ships, trains rickshaws, elephants. >> i want to go in a container. honestly it was really deluxe. i was so surprised. >> reporter: they're quickly tested when the ship originally bound for south korea unexpectedly detours and anchors near russia. they had no russian visas are confronted by russian guards. . >> we just want to go through the process as smoothly as possible. >> we have to pay $150 for christine and me and the boys each to go ashore and get fingerprinted. >> i brought everything with me in cash to survive four months. i have no idea what the russians are going to ask of us.
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i want to make sure they don't get their hand on all of my money. we didn't have russian visas which caused the port thrtauthority to go crazy. >> reporter: wow, what a journey. >> yes, very long. >> reporter: a journey they wouldn't pass up. one thing you can count on traveling with kids. they are almost always bound to get sick. when taj shows signs of altitude sickness in china. he is sleeping for hours. that's not typical for taj. what do you think? >> dr. barton was saying when a child is sick at elevation, it all ways -- always assume it is altitude related. >> reporter: was that scary as a parent? >> we decided to be cautious. go to the lower altitude. see how he responded. he responded well. we took our time moving back up. then he was fine. >> reporter: later in a remote part of india when taj gets a fever that requires immediate attention. >> i just want him to see a
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doctor so he can get 100% better. >> okay. >> that's good taj, there you go. >> there is some harsh breath sound, actually. just chest congestion. giving him an antibiotic zithromiacin. >> reporter: the medicine works. he bounces back. >> let's be sure. have him checked now to make sure we are totally comfortable with the situation. >> reporter: always a challenge maintaining structure crisscrossing the globe. >> our older son is on the autism spectrum. routine is important for him. we see his anxiety go down. we are present with him. i think the impression is when you travel with your children there is so much change upheaval so much thrown at them. i think there is even more sameness. >> reporter: bruce and christine push the envelope in a way most parents would never dream of doing. but they say with some planning
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anyone can try it. >> if kids have enough sleep and good food. things you tend to throw out if you abandon routine. if they have that they can handle everything the ups and downs of travel. >> fried scorpion in your lunch box. make school lunch gourmet. >> reporter: the family's philosophy no matter where you go two hours, or two days from home do it. >> i feel like had we not done the trip the boys would not have bonded in that way. i know it. has a lasting effect. i can see it now. >> reporter: last year's lessons haven't fade. they're testing out the chinese they learned last summer during a recent trip to new york city's china town. >> let's see if it is like in china. wow. see if they answer. >> reporter: and they're already planning their next trip. what type of vacations are you going to go on in the future? >> we are not opposed to theme parks. i asked bodie where he wanted to go next antarctica.
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>> reporter: wow! for "nightline," linzie janice new york city. >> big crazy family adventure, airs sunday nights on the travel channel. next apple can't just shake this one off. the story of how taylor swift spoke up for the little guys and the tech joint heard her loud and clear. ♪ shake it off shake it off ♪ >> announcer: abc news "nightline" brought to you by --
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. finally tonight, taylor swift is famously fearless about pointing the finger at her exes.
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tonight it is apple she is calling out, and unleashing her considerable star purr toower to change the music industry. tonight no more bad blood between taylor swift and apple. ♪ the mega star took on the tech giant's upcoming streaming service apple music. the app due june 30 will be free to users for the first three months. at t-swift noted, the company wouldn't be paying up either. writing "apple music will not be paying writers, producers or artists for those three months" we don't ask you for free" iphones don't ask to provide music. swift blocking 1989 from the service making her number one hits like "blank space" -- and "shake it off" off-limits.
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apple responded swiftly, eddy cue, we hear you taylor swift and indie are ittists. apple will always make sure artists are paid. calvin harris swift's boyfriend tweeting his support. my girl just changed the entire music industry what a day. her fans reacting online coming up with more issues she could fix, making viral memes asking for bigger pringles cans and free guacamole at chipotle. standing up for other artists is definitely this star's style. ♪ we never go out of style you got that long hair slicked back white t-shirt ♪ >> so whose side are you on? head to our "nightline" facebook page and let us know what you think. thank you for watching abc news. tune in to "good morning america" tomorrow morning. we are online 24/7 at
1:06 am good night, america. no, no. at his lodge. what has happened to his lodge? they're so stupid. women aren't even allowed near thelace until they want one of us to arrange a tribute or something.
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tribute? we gotta go? i got dibs on "i'm sick" that night. you do some cop overtime at work monkey on a bus somewhere. yeah. no, no. i wanna go. it's an honor to be son of man of the year. i don't even wanna be broer of guy who nts to be son of man of the year. no. robert has the right attitude. this is a big deal for your father. and i wa nothin' to do with it. what do you mean? thought you had to organize the whole thing. oh, no! oh, yeah. you two are gonna dodo this 'cause your father's very excited. he's already bothering me about it. dad knows about this? they don't surprise the man of the year anymore. that's how they lost the last man of the year.


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