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morning america." you can find out how to support the relief efforts going on. we have complete information for you at >> here's the thing. all of the people who have survived this thing are now walking around. everything is completely devastated. there are corpses in the street, which is something that we hear people say but it is unimaginable to have to live through this. the good news, if you can call it good news, there are doctors saying that corpses will not create an epidemic. it's not like the people who are live willing get sick from the people who are dead. it's horrible to see and difficult to live around but at least the people who are alive, if they can stay out of harm's way at this point -- there is another storm barrelling toward them -- if they can get the food and supplies they need they will be okay. >> this is so reminiscent of what we saw in 2004 when they had that system that hit sri lanka and thailand. more than 0,000 people died in that. and we saw what happened in japan a few years ago when the
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massive tsunami. we see it every couple of years. unspeakable devastation. go to our website and find a way to help. every hour and dollar counts. >> at this point, absolutely. moving on to this. new this morning, a north carolina man has been charged with attempting to help an al qaeda affiliated group in syria. basit javed sheikh is alleged to have posted messages on facebook and communicated with an fbi informant about his interest in supporting jihad di militants in syria. he was arrested at an airport. he could be sentenced to 15 years in prison. the son of a senator in oklahoma has been killed in a plane crash. the orthopedic surgeon was piloting the aircraft. most of the plane was destroyed by a fire after the crash. investigators have not been able to determine a cause of the crash. air travelers in europe will be able to take liquids on board with them. london's heathrow airport is
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already installing these machines. you see it right there. what they do is send a signal through the liquid that can reflect, well, what it is. the european union will allow some liquids and gels in january. in the u.s. tsa officials are looking at options but do not expect to lift the liquids ban anytime soon. it was a day of honor for millions of men and women who put their lives on the country for this country. in addition to those who have come and gone, the focus was on making sure today's veterans are well taken care of once on american soil. more now from karen travers. >> reporter: across the nation, americans mark veteran's day with festive parades and solemn remembrances. at arlington national cemetery, president obama honored the men and women who served. >> we join as one people to honor a debt we can never fully repay. >> reporter: the president gave recognition to richard overton, who at age 107 is one of the
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nation's oldest vet. >> he was at pearl harbor when the battleships were still smoldering. he was there at okinawa and' quo woe jeem ma and said i only got out of there by the grace of god. >> reporter: as veterans are recognized for their service there is a battle many are fighting at home. the unemployment rate for those who served in the wars in iraq and afghanistan is 10%, much hire than the national average. stepping up are some of the best known companies, wal-mart, boeing and starbucks. the seattle-based coffee giant announced last week it plans to hire 10,000 military veterans and active duty spouses over the next five years. last week, at&t announced a similar goal. 10,000 jobs for veterans or their family members. karen trafers, abc news, washington. there is something of an irony about the final in-store rental at a blockbuster video. all about a handful of franchise
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blockbusters have officially closed their doors. get this, the final rental was made in hawaii 11:00 saturday night. a few employees posed for a picture with their last customer. get this. his video selection, the appropriately titled "this is the end" starring james franco. appropriate indeed. >> here's my question. once he is done watching the video, if blockbuster is closed does he get to keep it? >> great question. >> mail it in? >> i'm upset i didn't go to my local blockbuster. >> keeping those 4 bucks. >> blockbuster may be at end but abc's "dancing with the stars" is going strong. dancing was all over it was corbin b leu and his partner in first place. they got a perfect score from the judges. >> how i miss the "dancing with the stars" updates. >> i know you have. >> when it came time to give someone the boot it was going to be elizabeth berkeley or bill
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evngall. it was berkeley and her partner that got tossed. there were some boos an the judges were shocked themselves. >> what is going on? >> i didn't watch. so that's a great question. [ laughter ] >> don't worry. i'll carry this chat. here's the deal. she gets a perfect score. a lot of people don't get a lot of perfect score and she's the one going home. it doesn't make any sensdo you theory? >> after "showgirls" there was nowhere to go but down. so elizabeth will be all right. >> well, there was show girls. >> how she won the oscar for that i'll never know. today's date is super special. 11-12-13. for so many reasons. that is coming up in "the mix." if you are craving noodles, especially at this hour, we have a treat for you. we are rolling out something tasty from the insomniac
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a new report is raising red flags over pg-13 rated movies like "transformers." >> the report says pg-13 movies are more violent today than in the '80s and that is leaving parents more confused than ever. abc's david wright has the story. >> reporter: shoot them up blockbusters like the first of the "die hard" movies o the original "terminator" used to be rated r. >> i'll be back. >> reporter: but their modern-day sequels pg-13. even though you now get more bang for the buck. researchers at the university of pennsylvania looked at the top-grossing movies of the past 60 years from "cinderella." >> did you ever see such a beautiful dress? >> reporter: to the "hunger games" watching in particular for the level of gun violence. >> our conclusion is the rate of gun violence in rated pg-13
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category has gone up three times since it started. >> reporter: in 1985, the average pg-13 movie had less than one shooting per hour. in 2012, nearly three shootings per hour. sex and swearing will still earn an r rating but gun violence more likely to be rated pg-13. >> a top grossing r rated film today will have less gun violence than a top earning pg-13 movie today. >> reporter: the motion picture industry declined comment. and others suggested that hollywood is feeding a culture of violence. gun violence may have increased but in real life violent crime is at an all-time low. david wright, abc news, hollywood. >> according to the study, the violence in pg-13 is up but the same is not true for r, pg or g rated. so no connection with the bloodshed in the cartoons, which is reassuring. >> thank goodness for that. the sex and swearing, i can
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understand why that would be the r-rated cat goimpl why not the violence? why is violence able to slip through. >> i never understood the barometer and some people dplan about the ratings. >> especially for film makers it doesn't make sense and even for parents the consumer doesn't understand if i am sending my kid to a pg-13 there's no sex scenes but full of shoot them up violence, i don't want my kids seeing that either. >> just stick with the x movies. coming up next, the insomniac kitchen. when the midnight munchies kick in, there's nothing more comfortable to riech for than good old carbs so we are making noodles next. in our next half hour, forget the coffee break. let's take a nap. meet the boss that encourages it.
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♪ i'll always love noodles >> almost as good as whitney's version. >> who doesn't love noodles and what is better than a bowl of noodles in the middle of the night. >> you are so nasty. our we met a noodle maker for this edition of insomniac kitchen. >> reporter: we are here at tao new location where their asian cuisine matches the atmosphere. ♪ welcome back insomniacs. we have a great treat for you today. as you can see over here, we are
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rolling noodles at tao in their brand new location in the meat packing district. so you have a specialty here. >> yes, we do. the chicken chow mein with handful of noodles. we have a handful noodle specialist and hand pulled noodles. this is what we use for the chicken chow mein. >> can i touch it? >> absolutely. >> oh, my goodness. >> he pulls, stretches and hangs it until it gets thinner and thinner strands. >> oh, yeah. put some more, pull stretch and bounce and slap it on the table. this is the worst noodle ever in the history of pulled noodles. so, yeah. this pot looks really hot. seems like it all cooks pretty
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quickly. >> very quick. very quick. >> those are finished already. >> finished already. make sure there's no water. >> we add the noodles over there. everything gets mixed up in it. don't burn yourself. >> not today any way. so, of course my favorite part of the whole -- >> is eating, right. >> always the eating. >> ladies first. >> thank you. really excited to see. >> hard work, right? >> excellent. excellent job. >> not bad. did a good job. >> i worked really hard. >> you did. we will give you a christmas bonus. ♪ >> this is what i really miss about being back on the overnight show, the grub from tao downtown. man, this is delicious. all of this is good. >> we don't know the names of
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these things. >> we know it is delicious. >> i can tell you that is probably mongolian beef and it is delicious. >> chicken dish here. >> fried chicken. that's your favorite. some other chicken dish here. that looks like noodles but we are not sure. voting it product of the year, better homes and garden's best new dishwasher detergent, and now it has the good housekeeping seal, giving finish quantum more honors than ever before. finish quantum delivers amazing clean and shine, which cascade actionpacs just can't do. take the finish shine challenge and see what it can do for you.
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all right. welcome in to "the mix." every year, there's one date that really gets everybody going. whether it is 1-2-3, depending on the year. two 2-3-4. >> i'm seeing a pattern. took me a while. it happens to be 2013 and that means that the day today is one that everybody will be very excited about it. >> 11-12-13. >> november, 1 is 2th, 2013 and everybody wants to get married. nationwide an estimated 3,000 brides are getting married today. that is a 722% increase from
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november 12th of 2012 because that wasn't so exciting. people want to be able to tell their grand kids that is the day they got married. they like it as an anniversary. it is also global kindness day. >> is it because it is a special date, is that why it is an international time -- >> yeah. >> i have done my act. i showed up. check. i'm done early. >> you have been kind to your fellow human. >> indeed. >> you look wonderful tonight. >> check. >> we're done here. in china they have a singles day. it was yesterday. it was monday. basically saying you don't have anything going on in your sex life come and shop. it is like retail therapy. it is huge there n. the first six hours, customers spent 1.6 billion on china's biggest on-line trading platform and 8 billion by the end of the day which compares to 2.3 billion on our cybermonday here in network america. so folks in china who are single are shelling out bucks. >> that's incredible.
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>> singles day. >> where the singles are treated nicely. >> single and ready to mingle. so we now have the official list that is out of the top 20 words used in 2013. this is by the global language monitor. we are talking about words that were used on the web and the number -- i don't know if they can be words they are phrases really. the number one word is 404. >> what is that. >> reference aztec call glitch on the web. >> yeah, i get it. >> technical error. the second most used word is fail. that makes sense. kind of transferred from twitter to everything else. >> right. >> surveillance drone deficit rounding out the top five. >> yeah. in the news business we recognize those words. >> really do. >> all of that. how about puppy. i wonder where puppy ranked. >> i love this time of the year. had to get to this story here. there is a church, illinois christian science church, they have discovered from the air it does take on a distinct shape.
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now -- a spokesman is now coming out to say i didn't like this design
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this morning on "world news now," fight folife. survivors demand food, water, shelter medicine as the u.s. military pledges a massive show of support. under investigation with alleged ties to terror groups were given government contracts using our taxpayer dollars. abc news investigates. team nightmare is what the chairman of the dolphins calls the scandal involving two of his teammates. where the investigation is headed now. no way. beyonce's refusal to audition for a high-profile, very profitable role. who's revealing the bombshell coming up in "the skinny." this tuesday, november 12th.
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> any reason to show beyonce. >> welcome. >> happy to be here. >> welcome back to our one an only rob. boy have we missed you. what have you been up to. >> weekend work with gma, david muir some. and the world series. that was great. i'm hanging around doing my thing. >> you survived out of boston. >> those people were partying hard. i was jealous. >> you know you partied a little bit. little bit? >> i'm not going to comment on that but it was good. also good to be here and see the old gang. >> we love having you back. >> i have been back like 40 times since i left. but it is good to be back. >> checking on your baby. >> making sure my boo and little peanut is doing all right. >> it is a joke, guys. just a joke. >> happily married. not my kid.
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>> yet. >> playing. serious news to get to this morning. a desperate scene is playing out in the hard-hit area of the philippines. thousands of survivors swarmed the airport trying to get out. >> a few hundred people made it aboard arriving c-130s. more than 3,000 people have been camping out waiting. our coverage begins with gloria riveria in tacloban. >> we joined the -- home after home shattered. families now living in rubble without food or water. relief cannot come fast enough. this is why. new images of the monster up close. american storm chaser witnessed the moment of impact firsthand as it crashed ashore. at one point, jumping in to a swimming pool to dodge the deadly wind. hurdling debris through the air. others clung to their roof. rescued families floated on
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mattresses. waves smacked the coast as a wall of water pushed inland, reaching 20 feet high. obliterating every structure in its path and launching these tanker ships in to the town. the city of tacloban in the bull's eye. estimates with the death toll at 10,000. an 18-year-old american simon from colorado was there with a local host family. >> apparently like 50 little kids got swept away. it's just horrible. >> reporter: there's little here to help these survivors. people taking what is left in this now levelled supermarket, hoping it's enough. fears of what is coming next is on every face. >> we're told there used to be a road through what is now that destruction zone. now the concern is the smell of gas in the air. that's from vehicles like this one on their side or upside down. you see these everywhere. we made our way through the shattered streets to the airport. this was the airport before. this is it now.
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gloria riveria, abc news, tacloban. >> like a waste land, like a bomb went off. incredible the images coming out of there. you can imagine this is the beginning of years' long recovery. >> the u.s. allocated $20 million in assistance, but every little bit counts. if you want to help, go to our website. there's plenty of places you can send money to. if you want to send it to the philippines red cross, they have resources there or unicef to help the children and their families you can send money there. do any little bit you can. the images are so heart breaking. you almost want to reach through the screen to see how you can help. >> mazing how little they have. >> i remember being at this desk live on tv a couple of years ago when we saw the first images of the tsunami in japan and realized what an awful tragedy it was and we haven't seen images like those since. it is a death toll unthinkable. >> the same images because we can't get to the most remote areas. that is coming and will be just as sad.
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>> keep it here as we continue to cover this disaster. for details on relief charities visit and of course look for updates from the storm zone both on "america this morning" and coming up later this morning on gma. federal officials arrested a north carolina man for trying to join an al qaeda linked group in syria. court documents claim that basit javed sheikh posted messages on facebook and communicated with an fbi informant about his interest in fighting with jihad di militants against syria's regime. he was arrested at the airport as he departed for lebanon. he faces 15 years behind bars if convicted. lawyers are meeting for a status conference. attorneys for the american civil liberties union tried to argue the boston bombing suspect was being treated unfairly injail. a judge threw out that argument. so the aclu will not be allowed to attend today's hearing. now we turn to the troubling results of an abc news investigation. u.s. government contracts
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awarded to companies with alleged ties to terror groups. the very same groups that target our troops. here's abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross. >> reporter: with americans still being attacked every week in afghanistan, sglirks ed, ied! >> the u.s. government worked hard to find out who has paid for the continued and deadly insurgent strikes. only to discover that among those connected to the terrorists were companies also working as contractors for the u.s. government. according to these two lists, produced by the military and the commerce department. u.s. officials say the companies have already received about $150 million in u.s. taxpayer money over the years. >> it's like the united states government subsidizing the taliban, al qaeda, the
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haqqani network. those groups trying to shoot and kill our soldiers. >> reporter: among them a road construction company that the u.s. says is partly owned by a leader of the haqqani america. blamed for an attack on the u.s. embassy two years ago that killed 16 people. the company denies any ties to terrorists. sensitive military documents obtained by abc news claim the profits of 1 to $2 million a month flow to the haqqani network to finance its activities. >> i'm an old-time prosecutor and my hair stood on end. >> reporter: an abc news investigation found that despite pleas from commanders in the field, along with congress and the inspector general, pentagon lawyers have refused to formally block those companies from receiving u.s. contracts. >> the reason they have given us is that it's not fair to these contractors that the evidence that we presented -- this is the evidence collected by the united states government, is classified. >> reporter: the pentagon cancelled a scheduled interview with us on the subject. so we went to ft. belvoir, the
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military office that deals with the issue. brian ross with abc news. where a top official said it was a question of due process and using classified information >> certain regulations have to be followed, due process regulations. >> reporter: even with groups connected to terrorism? that gots in to dockets i cannot discuss. in fact, i'm not allowed to talk to you unless i have the permission of the department of the army. so i'd have to end this interview at this time. >> reporter: the u.s. army says it has extensive vetting procedures and most of the companies on that list did not receive army contracts. most, they say, a far cry from all. brian ross, abc news, new york. some adventurous driving to show you now starting in china. a woman apparently missed her exit and did what every smart driver would do, she put it in reverse and slowly drove back ward in the wrong direction. she did that for a mile, possibly the world's worst
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driver. what do you think? >> yeah. >> loss of words here. >> yeah. >> at least she was driving slowly. >> real careful. good for her. >> and then this. from an already snowy part of russia. cars all over the place on the ice-covered stretch of road. we're told this happens there every year. many drivers caught unprepared. most not even having snow tires on yet. i think it is time to become prepared if it happens every year. >> there they go. >> yes. all right. moving on from today's world commuter news, a lot of drivers back here in the u.s. ought to be thinking of snow tires about now, too. an arctic blast is blowing from the dakotas to western new york state. in many place, like in these pictures from southern minnesota it is delivering snow. this morning in minnesota could be the coldest there since last march and frost warnings are posted as far south as north cadillac. >> is that a minnesota accent. >> minnesota.
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i don't do it really well. >> that's right. >> wasn't my best impression. >> that's okay. >> that's the morning's big weather headline. a chilly start to the day for a big stretch of the eastern u.s. a few inches of the white stuff could accumulate in michigan all the way across to buffalo. rain and snow kentucky to north carolina. showers in south florida and also in the pacific northwest. >> l.a. will be at 74 today. 92 phoenix. dallas 49. 44 memphis. chicago 34. washington, d.c. 43. >> old man winter is beginning to wake up a little bit. >> he is starting to blow. >> like a 25-degree drop by the time wleave the studio it will be 25 degrees. it is 50 right now. >> did you bring your big coat? >> i did. >> you are good at easy math. >> i was a math major. here's an incredible story for you. a rabbi and his wife bought a desk on craigslist and it cost less than 200 bucks. >> they had to take it apart
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because it didn't fit through the doomplt while doing that they found a bag containing 98,000 bucks behind the drawers. turns out the money was the inheritance of the original owner of the desk. she forgot where she hid the cash. the couple called her and said the most important thing in life is to be honest. i hate when i misplace my $98,000. it happens all the time. >> get upset if i lose two quarters. i'm like man, come on. >> how does this happen to someone. >> no word if they gave a reward a little piece of the 98,000 but you can imagine they probably said thank you so much. here's a buck or two. i hope. >> if you are misplacing $98,000 you think you have alile bit to end. >> people don't trust banks anymore these days. people tuck it in drawers, under mattresses. seems unsafe. >> write on your hand where you put it before you sell the desk, right. >> luckily there are honest people in the world because i would have been -- >> on a shopping spree.
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forget where you left your 98,000. >> just kiddin'. coming up next, the dance floor surprise a perfect score even was not good enough on "dancing with the stars." and what would your boss say if you nodded off at work. napping is allowed and encouraged in this office. you are watching "world news now." i'm so tired ♪ ♪ i don't know what to do ♪ i'm so tired >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular. i love that just washed freshness,
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welcome back. the owner of the miami dolphins says the bullying scandal that engulfed his team quote couldn't have been a worse nightmare. steven ross talked about the situation before last night's game. he said heed appalled by martin's allegation and he's been in touch with martin by text message. they meet in person.orrow when >> i'm really looking forward to meeting with johnthan martin and give me a better understanding of the situation. >> reporter: he strongly endorsed the dolphin's coach joe philbin, but at the same time he did not have good things to say about the team's manager jeff ireland. ross also said he formed an advisory group, which will review the team's conduct and make recommendations on areas that can be improved. >> this story has a lot of traction. it is fascinatin i think -- i'm not defending some of the things incognito,
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but particularly the racial elements but i know how i talk to my guys and we hey, moron. i'm cleaning up for tv. guys communicate differently. i wonder what was the final threshold for martin to say this is a -- i have to get out of here. what was the final straw? what made it that bad? >> right. my question is so much of this has been happening in the locker room for generations in the world of football and now we are hearing about the bullying and asking questions how to correct bullies among adults. i don't know that it needs to be addressed from the upper management. i feel like all adults we should know how to behave. >> in a perfect world and we don't live in one. coming up next, the pop stars that want to sing you and your kids to sleep. >> "the skinny" coming up next. ant to sing you and your kids to sleep. >> "the skinny" coming up next. >> announcer: "world news no
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♪ skinny so skinny >> welcome in to "the skinny," everybody. we start with some interesting >> we start with diana's amnesia. "dancing with the stars" always bring you the latest breaking updates. we want you to be sure you are plugging your ears if you don't want to find out who went home because it is a surprise, elizabeth berkley. one of the top scorers of the entire show was sent home
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yesterday and that leaves behind bill engvall, who hasn't been getting great score. he had the lowest scoring night and he still is there. and leah remini didn't have a great night and she is still there. jack osbourne landed two tens and was able to stay. and was staying and corbin bleu another front runner staying. elizabeth berkeley is a front runner and the fact she is going home has surprised many many, but this has ban season of many surprises. where all of the good ones are going home early and the bad ones on the dance floor seem to be staying. >> she will always have a career in vegas. elizabeth will be okay. oh, take a listen. >> i'm so grateful for this whole, whole journey. i was surprised not in an entitled way. like oh, i should be -- i was just looking forward to the joy of next week. i have an amazing partner and we will be friends a long time and do something creative together soon. it will be exciting but i'm going to miss this.
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♪ jack yakty yak don't talk back ♪ >> >> there you have it. >> going to miss it. >> >> there you have it. >> going to miss it. >> that's great. beyonce, interesting news out about her. remember the movie back in 2009, "the princess and the frog" first time disney cast a black princess. beyonce wanted the role but refused to audition for it. that's according to a new autobiography from a casting director. jennifer hudson came in and auditioned for it and did whatever they had to do. beyonce said i'm not going to audition. eventually the role went to rose who starred as beyonce a few years ago. queen bee getting a little divaish. >> she is a diva and that's okay. pop songs are the choice of kid at bedtime. out of half of the 2,000 parents polled, they admit their kids prefer to sing along to the likes of bruno mars, rihanna and adele opposed to the lullabies
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like "rock a bye baby" and "twinkle twinkle little star" there you have it. kids like a rihanna. >> i get why. >> they don't like "puff the magic dragon" as much. >> try ozzy osbourne next. you disgust me.
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some just relax and others power nap. >> i'm a napper. that's one of the first things i did when i started working here. sweet i can take power naps. >> we walk by and somebody is sleeping on the bean bag chair. one of those things you point over, don't wake them up and laugh about it. >> a business that brings in 200 different startup companies together under one roof. >> creative people work better when they are well rested and in a relaxed, comfortable environment. >> reporter: doctors say resent research proved the value of the power nap on the job. >> it shows productivity has improved after the nap time period. they can actually remember things well. they can process things well. so they are kind of -- that makes your productivity go up. >> reporter: they say it stems from our biological clock, which
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dips twice a day. she says most people recognize the dip that occurs about 16 hours after they wake up. that's when it is time to go back to bed for the night. she says the first dip occurs six to eight hours before that usually the time many of us are at work. those at the capital factory don't profess to know the science behind the effectiveness of power naps, they just know whether it is astronaut-type recliners or bean bag beds they are grateful their work environment encourages power napping. in downtown austin, night beat. >> quick pointers, they say sleep after lunch. between 1:00 and 3:00 is the best time and before sleep avoid caffeine, sugar and carbs. just a few hints for those deciding to knock back at work. >> and practical tips also. this is my favorite. make sure it's allowed at work. >> you will be well rested on the unemployment line. >> how much time do we have left in this segment? >> noel? >> how much time left in the segment. >> noel?
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>> how much time before the commercial? >> i haven't seen you pass out since the office party last christmas. pass out since the office party last christmas.
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making news in america this morning -- arctic blast. much of the country is dealing with bitter cold and some snow. where the january-like temperatures are headed now. breaking overnight. new information about the strength of the quake and where it hit. supertrooper caught on camera. a suspect refuses to give up. and a foot chase comes to a terrifying end. jaws drop in the crowd. and judges on their feet in dismay. what caused this reaction on "dancing with the stars."
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and good tuesday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson, filling in today for john muller. we begin with the early season arctic blast that's now gripping a large portion of the country. >> a deep freeze that will reach as far south as dallas, texas, and birmingham, alabama, could see freezing temperatures by night. this video just in from erie, pennsylvania. you see a good coating on the ground there already. this arctic front is bringing with it the coldest air of the fall. they may be in need of firewood all the way down to the gulf of mexico by tonight. >> meteorologist jim dickey joins us now with what we all can expect. good morning to you, jim. >> good morning, rob and diana. an arctic air mass continues to surge into the north and east as we had through the early morning hours. we're seeing light snow, as well. near the lakes here, we get lake
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enhancement. and you can see heavily accumulations. cold this morning across the northern plains of the midwest. falling to 3 in bismarck. 11 in minneapolis. 10 in pierre. and cold in the northeast. many spots down into the 20s. rob and diana, back to you. >> thanks, jim. the other major story we're following is breaking news from the philippines, a part of the country outside of the storm zone has been hit by a 4.8 earthquake. >> as if they needed anything else. right? no tsunami warning was issued. and it ds not appear to be major damage. we'll keep an eye on that throughout the morning. in the storm zone, we're learning details about the unfolding humanitarian crisis there. survivors are describing in great detail what that chaos has been like. >> tahman bradley has been tracking events overnight. >> reporter: across the philippines, the atlantic effort to find and care for survivors of typhoon haiyan continues. the air base has become a staging area.
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more than 500,000 people have displaced, living in rubble, desperately in need of food, water and medical care. >> we're so very hungry and thirsty. that's why we're here. >> reporter: the death toll, staggering. fears it could reach 10,000. >> truck loads of dead bodies. >> reporter: a massive international relief effort is under way. the u.s. is sending "the uss george washington." u.s. marines are already on the ground. typhoon haiyan may be the strongest ever recorded. it shows the monster storm smacking the coastline. pushing water inland, obliterating everything in its path. in the u.s., americans with loved ones in the philippines, like jeannette of virginia, anxiously await word. >> it's hard. no sleep. you know, just sitting around, waiting. hoping that i would hear something. >> reporter: in los angeles overnight, california families
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welcomed home storm survivors back to the u.s. >> i was scared. >> i appreciate family that's still over there. and the ones we have here. that's really all we have. >> it's good. i miss them so much. >> reporter: back in the philippines, just when it seemed things couldn't get any worse, a weaker tropical storm made landfall. and word this morning of a small earthquake. tahman bradley, abc news, washington. and back here, now. a north carolina man has been charged with attempting to help an al qaeda-linked group in syria. he is alleged to have posted messages on facebook and communicated with an fbi informant about his plans to join a group the u.s. considers terrorists. now, he was arrested at the airport just before leaving for the region. in other news this morning, the son of oklahoma senator jim inhofe has been killed in a plane crash. he was piloting the aircraft. that plain did crash in a wooded area over the weekend near ls


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