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this morning on "world news now," the first look at the overall of the health care system. >> republicans have unveiled their plan to repeal and replace obama care. democrats are mounting the opposition, but some republicans also say it doesn't go far enough. and breaking overnight, tornadoes ripping across parts of the midwest and central plains. baseball sized hail and severe winds causing damage. thousands are now without power. the latest coming up. and later the world war ii attack on our homeland you probably never heard of. hear how the japanese developed a specialized weapon we're still finding in the woods here in the u.s. and all throughout north america. we're kicking off our series with a story stranger than fiction. okay. we've had panda
watch. and we've had -- i guess the apple watch. now there's a giraffe watch. >> everyone is waiting to see when she'll give birth but now humans are trying to get in on the action as well. >> it's tuesday, march 7th. from abc news, this is "world news now." every now and then we do a story that i think will be the strangest one we've covered, and then we up it. >> and then comes another one. >> we're going to have more on a giraffe watch coming up. we'll start the half hour with republicans rolling out their replacement for obama care. >> the battle is expected to be bitter with democrats lined up in opposition. but there are some republicans who don't like their party's proposal either. they say it doesn't go far enough with one michigan republican calling it obama care
more from mary bruce on the hill. >> reporter: republicans ran on a promise to get rid of obama care, and now we're learning how they plan to do it. here it is. the house republican bill just released, and the white house has hinted the president will support it. now, here's what the bill does. it would immediately eliminate the mandate, repeal the subsidies over three years. instead it creates tax credits to help americans buy insurance. and it limits federal funding for medicaid. here's what it doesn't change. coverage cannot be denied based on preexisting conditions, but there are big questions that remain. democrats aside, republicans in the house and senate have voiced serious concerns about many of the proposals. the question is if this is enough to get them on board, and how would this affect the millions currently covered by obama care. the answer won't come out until the budget committee
>> i don't know if there's a proposal that will make everybody happy. for the republicans that are unhappy, one is senator rand paul. he said he doesn't want to see revisions. he wants the whole thing repealed. he wants a clean start. he called this obama care light. >> it might still be dead on arrival at the senate once it gets there. you mentioned rand paul, and there are four republican senators from michigan, ohio, alaska and west virginia who have expressed concerns over the house version. so we'll see what sort of welcoming it gets. president trump issued a revised travel ban hoping to avoid the legal challenges that derailed the original one. the order will temporarily block citizens from six predominantly muslim countries. iraq is no longer on the list. there's also a four month freeze on all refugees and it skrabs language that would give priority to religious minorities like christians. the roll out was announced by
security and the attorney general. like every nation, the united states has a right to control who enters our country, and to keep out those who would do us harm. >> the new travel ban takes effect next week. it addresses some of the constitutional issues raised in response to the first one. but legal experts say there's still room for new lawsuits. meanwhile, jeff sessions, you saw him there, has officially clarified his testimony from his confirmation hearing. sessions defended his initial response in a three-page filing. he insisted he gave honest answers under oath, explaining he did not recall any discussions regarding the presidential campaign when he spoke twice with the russian ambassador to the united states. breaking overnight, a search and rescue operation underway after a tornado tore through a missouri city. >> shocking images showing homes damages. this is east of kansas city.
town nearby in missouri says 10 to 15 people are injured but none serious. there were also tornado warnings posted in iowa, illinois, and arkansas overnight. it's believed at least one tornado touched down near minneapolis. the earliest on record in that state. pieces of housing were wrapped around trees. that's something straight line winds don't do. and we're hearing sense moments that happened over the week on a u.s. navy ship off the coast of iran. the u.s. official says the navy ship was traveling when several attack vessels bore down on it forcing it to change direction. the incident is being called unsafe and unprofessional, but it's fairly common for small iranian boats to harass u.s. boats in that region. an anti-missile system is being launched to south korea. it comes one day after a
launch of ballistic missiles. defense officials stress that timing of the equipment's arrival is not at all related to the latest missile launches. a look at a dramatic video of a california highway patrol officer saving a young girl's life. this happened over the weekend. the 14-year-old girl climbed over a railing on an overpass. the officer spoke with the teen for nearly 20 minutes and then pulled her back. the girl was taken to the hospital for evaluation. police in south florida are trying to find that guy. he's one of two men caught on video dumping tar on a home outside fort lauderdale. it happened in september but the sheriffs made the video public now. the homeowner believes one of the tar tossers did work on his roof. and he and the roofer were involved in a lawsuit. the tar caused about $3,000 in damage. >> did he run out of eggs? >> i guess he might
luckily he didn't have any feathers. >> tar? >> man. >> all right. coming up -- that's one way to settle a lawsuit. >> or start a new one. >> diane has a new series. >> what? >> it's great. this is amazing. >> it is called stranger than fiction, and we'll be profiling the little known stories that are too bizarre to make up. like the time the japanese developed specialized weapons to attack the u.s. homeland during world war ii, even claimed a few lives. we'll tell you all about it and why it was kept so secret and why you might want to watch your step. >> it's all true. first, a strange reason an nba game had to be called off. unseasonably warm weather forcing a different kind of icing of the competition. don't forget to check out the behind the scene pics on instagram. you're watching "world news now."
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evacuations of several communities. some farm building have been destroyed also. three monuments, a source of racial tension in new orleans will be removed. >> judges have green lighted the removal of statutes, including a likeness of robert e lee. they will be stored until they can find a more appropriate place to display them. the legal fight over the confederate battle emblem on the mississippi state flag is heading back to court. the flag has been in news since 1894 causing division. opponents say it's a reminder of slavery and segregation. supporters say it represents history and heritage. >> portland plans to put panhandlers to work. they're about to launch a program that would pay them $10.68 for a public works project. they say one of the reasons they can't find work is their criminal records. another problem? their health. t
of mental health issues and substance abuse issues. they're stuck. >> portland's program begins at the end of the done. there was one in albuquerque, and it runs two days a week. >> slippery conditions caused by ice. nothing new in minnesota, but it is an issue if you want to play basketball. the nba cancels last night's game between portland and minnesota because the court was too slick. temperatures in the 60s caused the ice surface arouunder the c to melt. that caused too much humidity in the arena. >> the court was sweating. >> it was, i guess. portland is going to have to make it there another time. runners in texas could miss out on the boston marathon because of bad directions. the lead motorcycle made a wrong turn that cut nearly
the course. now runners are worried their times to qualify for the boston marathon will be tossed out. the officials hope they'll be allowed to submit adjusted times. >> i like that strategy, though. i'm going to run the marathon, but i'm going to take a short t shortcut. i have to tell you, if i'm taking a shortcut during a marathon, it's longer than a mile. it's going to shave off, like, 22 miles. >> it's going to be straight to the bars. >> skip the finish line all together. coming up, ie sas sins from world war ii. >> you probably never heard this story until now. this is a brand new series called stranger than fiction. you'll have to see it to believe it. stay with us. you're watching "world news now." , but i really... ...need a sick day. dads don't take sick days. dads take dayquil severe: the... ...non-drowsy, coughing, aching, fever, sore throat, stuffy... ...head, no sick days medicine. from surfaces for up to 48 hours. you can pick up the flu it's like having a sick family member in your home.
she's got her official music and new graphics. you know it's the start of a brand new series. some of the stories are cool. for most people you think of world war ii attack on u.s. soil, and you think about pearl harbor. >> there were other attacks more bizarre. watch your step. some of the weapons are still out there. this is
stranger than fiction. >> reporter: brad is used to strange encounters. >> we saw animal skulls. >> reporter: he never expected what he found at work in october. >> he found metal and some electronic control that we thought if something like from a plane crash. >> reporter: he learned that was a war weapon most americans have never heard of unless you come from oregon. >> we knew we were at war. but the thought of war coming right to our front door never entered any of our minds. >> reporter: in this interview for the 2008 documentary on paper wings, diane jordan still gets emotional thinking about may 5th of 1945. that's when her brother joined friends for a picnic along with
never came back. >> she found out she was pregnant. she had planned not to go on this picnic with the sunday class kids. that morning just before they left, she said she was feeling good enough. so she would go with them. >> reporter: the couple set off with five of their sunday school students to gear heart mountain. >> he stopped his car, and elle si and the kids got out. he saw the kids and they hollered look what we found. >> reporter: there on the ground was a giant deflated to balloon. as he moved toward it, it exploded. >> reporter: there was nothing he could do. she and all five children were killed almost instantly by a japanese balloon bomb. >> this is one of the japanese paper balloons. >> reporter: the device was one of thousands launched by the
world war ii plot. it dropped a stand bag and rises again. then it drops several bombs. >> they have been found all over. >> reporter: reports of an explosion started pouring in, but to keep the japanese from learning where they were landing. they instructed the media not to report on the bombs. they hadn't caused any major damage or serious injury until that day in oregon. a girl 16 was working the switch board. >> i was told not to leave the room, not to talk to anybody. not to let anybody in. i heard she was killed in an accident, and he said i can't tell you any more. we just presumed that it was a car accident. >> reporter: officials from the nearby lake view naval base tried to contain the story, but
the people of blie wanted answers. >> people started gathering out front of the telephone office. they were yelling and shaking their fists. we know that you know what's happening and you'd better tell us. it's our kids. >> we didn't know what happened for sure until that evening about 6:30 when the colonel own his staff came over to my mom's and told us it was a japanese balloon bomb that exploded. >> and we were all told not to talk about this over the phone. it was not to be put in the newspaper or on the radio or anything. >> reporter: a few days lifted the military lifted the censorship, but there was a much bigger story by then. >> it was in the paper about the war ending and also about this balloon bomb. and what was the date of that? >>
>> reporter: thinking it was a failure, the japanese abandoned the program, and the story of the japanese balloon bomb largely faded into the background. the war department estimated anywhere from 600 to 900 balloons made it to america and only 300 have been reported found meaning hundreds could be out there still. but it had been decades since one had been found until october of 2014. >> what was your reaction when you finally learned what this was in. >> it was surprise. we'd never heard of a japanese balloon bomb before. >> reporter: they destroyed the bomb the next day. but for the man, tex appearance stayed with him. >> i think it's an interesting part of history. it could be years before someone finds another one. >> reporter: any advice for hikers? >> take water. >> reporter: don't worry about balloon
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talking about. >> you thought you might need this? >> no. but i am talk right now. explaining [ phone ringing ] >> i'm sorry. i have to take this important phone call. >> this is really great. co-workers -- >> i'm sure this is really important. >> it's for co-workers who haven't gotten the hint. it's sort of like a possession. it's called note. >> sure i'm free. yeah. >> this is what i get all the time. >> all right. thanks bye. >> ever since she started going gma weekend, she's like i'm so cool. >> all right. onto a more bizarre story. as if we haven't had enough already. giraffe watch. it's happening, people. there was a pregnant giraffe at an adventure park in new york. people have been going nuts waiting for the giraffe to give birth. well, a pregnant woman in south carolina who is also waiting to give birth decided to get in on the action and made her own
she says this is all meant to be a joke for her friends because she's obsessed with the giraffe video and they make fun of her. she woke up this morning, and there were 8 million views on this. >> wow. >> she says i was not expecting this. and so far since we've checked, more than 14 million views now. >> so she has given birth more to a movement than her kid? >> apparently yes. take that. >> giraffe mom and then some. there's a reporter out of detroit who was at the nfl combine. the combine. and she was covering it. and yesterday we were talking about the record running 40 -yard dash. >> the guy was wearing the wrong shoes. >> exactly. she did it in the right shoes. she was a reporter for the detroit lions. ran the 40-yard dash in less than six seconds in heels. >> in heels? oh, wow. >> whoa. >> that is -- that's s
breaking news this morning on "world news now." damaging tornadoes in the heartland. warnings across multiple states overnight as a severe storm front brings intense conditions with it. accuweather tells us what's next as residents take shelter. and round two for the travel ban. the revised version is now banning travel from six countries dropping one from the original list. now the question is will this one pass the legal test? and new this half hour, ben carson said what? the controversial comments. >> in his first big speech, he drew comparisons between immigrants and slaves. the comments are bringing plenty of backlash. hear how carson is defending himself. >> it's down to the final two on the bachelor. things got steamy, but someone