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back now with a return to normal along the southern california beaches that were affected by this month's oil spill. those beaches have reopened after water tests found no lingering public health threat. investigators are still working to determine how a pipeline was damaged, leading to a spill of about 25,000 gallons of oil. an actress who appeared on "the cosby show" is accusing cosby of raping her in 1990. why is she coming forward now? anthony johnson has those
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details. >> reporter: the latest troubles for cosby when another victim came forward to say she was drugged and raped by the comedian on several occasions, the first at the trump taj mahal back in august of 1990. >> he ordered a car that drove me from my apartment in new york city to atlantic city, new jersey where he drugged me, raped me and shoved money into my hand. >> reporter: ms. bernard says she was attacked by cosby in two other locations, las vegas and new york. she was an aspiring actress and says the assault ruined her career and her life. >> when i told him i would go to the police and the hospital to find out which drug he sneaked into my drink rendering me incapacitated, he threatened my life. >> reporter: the state of new jersey has the adult survivors act, allowing victims to go after attackers decades after the alleged incident.
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>> he lured me with the pretense that he would introduce me to a producer that would advance my career. >> reporter: the civil case was filed in u.s. district court in camden. >> there is science that proves this, that it takes time for sexual abuse survivors to come forward. >> reporter: bernard says his early release in pennsylvania after being convicted of sexual assault motivated her to act now. >> it was re-victimizing for me when he was set free, and i also feared for the safety of any woman or girl who would come into contact with him. >> reporter: in newark, new jersey, anthony johnson, eyewitness news. >> a spokesperson for cosby denies the accusations, saying the look-back legal reforms are unconstitutional. the spokesman says cosby will vigorously fight any charges leveled against him, as far as the supreme court if necessary. supreme court justice sotomayor says the current format for oral arguments came about in part because studies
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showed that the male justices interrupted the females too often. her strategy was to interrupt back, which wasn't ideal, but the new strategy allows each justice to ask questions in order of seniority rather than a free-for-all. banksy makes art again. and later in the mix, the only mcdonald's in the world where you can drive through in a boat. you're watching "world news now." eed? now you can sell your policy, even a term policy, for an immediate cash payment. we thought we had planned carefully for our retirement. but we quickly realized that we needed a way to supplement our income. if you have one hundred thousand dollars or more of life insurance you may qualify to sell your policy. don't cancel or let your policy lapse without finding out what it's worth. visit to find out if you policy qualifies. or call the number on your screen. coventry direct, redefining insurance.
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♪["i'll be seeing you" by billie holiday] ♪ i'll be seeing you ♪ ♪ in all the old familiar places ♪ ♪ that this heart of mine embraces ♪ ♪ all day through ♪ [doorbell] ♪ in that small cafe ♪ ♪ the park across the way ♪
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♪ the children's carousel ♪ ♪ the chestnut trees ♪ ♪ the wishin' well ♪ ♪ ♪ so as any art dealer will tell you, it's never art just for art's sake. it's really all about the benjamins baby. >> and in the case of one
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notoriously ingenious work from banksy, we are talking about 254,000 of said benjamins. our own will ganss is here now with more. >> making it rain in here, benjamins, i wish. there's so much mystery surrounding the artist known as banksy. wo is he? where is he? and after the latest auction of one of his pieces, how does he get paid if no one knows who he is? >> i can't tell you how terrified i am to bring down this hammer. >> art auctions aren't typically known for being terrifying, but the last time this piece was in this room up for auction with the same auctioneer behind the podium, this happened. the piece by banksy, originally titled girl with balloon, partially shredded immediately after it was sold for $1.4 million back in 2018. at the time, the anonymous artist writing on instagram, some people think it didn't really shred. it did. some people think the auction house were in on it. they weren't.
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but now, love is in the bin. the world famous half-shredded piece fetching far more than half price. >> as selling, ladies and gentlemen, a new world record. >> the piece selling for $25 million. a record for the artist and close to 20 times its pre-shredded price. fo an onous collector on the the phone represented by nick buckley wood won the auction. prior to this piece, the highest price paid for a banksy was $23 million, for a mural honoring britain's health care workers sold back in march. but how does banksy himself make money? well, he wouldn't in a case like this. most of the artist's income comes from pest control, a website, which is the only point of sale for his new work when it's available. and he's also behind the best-selling book "wall and piece", and the documentary
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"exit through the gift shop". sotheby's has described the buyer as a female and has the option to pay, get this, in cryptocurrency. >> i'll take it! sold. $25 million for a half-shredded piece of art? >> yeah. somebody's got to know who banksy is. hive a theory that it is multiple people. >> i'm here for that conspiracy theory. also from europe -- thanks, will, by the way. queen elizabeth has been immortalized yet again in wax. >> she is the latest to get the madame tussaud treatment. >> stealing the limelight is a little wax figure of one of her beloved corgis and a fake mess he made on the carpet. i hope it's fake. >> the queen has actually had 23 wax statues of her since starting in 1928, when she was
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just 2 years old. where's the mess? number one or number two? >> i can't see it, but i imagine it's number two. >> in front of the queen? i wouldn't be here if i thought reverse mortgages took advantage of any american senior, or worse, that it was some way to take your home. learn how homeowners are strategically using a reverse mortgage loan to cover expenses, pay for healthcare, preserve your portfolio, and so much more. a reverse mortgage loan isn't some kind of trick to take your home. it's a loan, like any other. big difference is how you pay it back. find out how reverse mortgages really work with aag's free, no-obligation reverse mortgage guide. with a reverse mortgage, you can pay whatever you can, when it works for you, or, you can wait, and pay it off in one lump sum when you leave your home. discover the option that's best for you. call today and find out more. i'm proud to be part of aag,
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♪ ♪ time now for "the mix," and we are starting with a drive-thru but you don't need wheels for this one. >> not at all. mcdonald's has thousands of locations around the world, but only one on the entire planet has a float-thru location. >> the mcboat is open 24/7 during spring and summer and closed during the colder months. okay. i guess this is where you'd order a fish fillet? >> that is disrespectful, that is like eating salad in front of plants. it's disrespectful. and next, getting paid $7,000 to watch "the simpsons." >> a british casino site is looking to hire a simpsons
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series analyst to watch every episode and the film and record any predictions that could come true. >> the lucky fan has eight weeks to watch all 284 hours. as a bonus they'll get a box of doughnuts every week, because we know that the simpsons have predicted a lot of things that have happened, right? >> they had trump as president in an episode like ten years ago. there's some others. >> something related to the coronavirus. this person might predict the polka next. >> from rockwood music hall in new york city. austin, texas' own phoebe hunt and the gatherers. ♪ ♪ ♪ politics and foreign wars ♪ ♪ all the weather, all the scores ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ ♪ if you're an insomniac ♪ ♪ and a good night's sleep you lack ♪ ♪ do the world news polka ♪ ♪ it's late at night, you're wide awake and you're not wearing pants ♪ ♪ so grab your "world news now" mug and everybody dance ♪ ♪ have some fun ♪
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