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this morning on "world news now," the president's tough message to iran. >> abc news has learned that the trump administration intends to place new sanctions on iran as the president says nothing is off the table, including military action. meanwhile, the white house is changing its stance on another key issue in the middle east. >> and over on capitol hill, a rare early morning vote is set over the controversial education secretary nominee, the polarizing figure barometering a flood of phone calls urging congress to deny her that position. this as the house votes to overturn a law barring some mentally ill from buying guns. details ahead. foul call? a junior high school student hoping to play basketball with the boys when they weren't enough girls to field the team rejected from playing. not only that, she's now been kicked out of
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we'll tell you why. and is it hot in here or is this the new mr. clean? we've seen him, whoa. >> you like those moves, huh. >> look at those moves. we've seen him getting down and dirty but apparently his dancing was just too much. there's a new mr. clean in town. he's not a cartoon. he's real and it's really friday, february 3rd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." and we do say good morning on this friday. i'm kendis gibson. >> i'm linsey davis in for diane. >> i'm so happy to have you here. >> i'm so happy to be here. it's been a long time. >> you're not just here because it's black history month. >> i was going to say that. >> no, no, no not at all. just a coincidence. happy to be here with you though kendis. >> absolutely. >> this half hour, the trump administration considering hitting iran with new sanctions as early as today after officially putting the country on notice. >> as president trump took aim at iran, more than 20 senators from both parties s
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letter urging him to impose more sanctions in response to iran's recent ballistic missile test. the president is defending a heated phone call had he with the prime minister of australia triggered by an obama administration deal to accept more than 1,000 refugees. jonathan karl covering all of this. >> reporter: president donald trump is turning up the heat on iran, and preparing to impose new sanctions after iran tested a ballistic missile. >> mr. president, is military action off the table in iran? >> honestly, nothing is off the table. >> reporter: this comes just one day after national security adviser, michael flynn issued this warning to the iranians. >> as of today, we are officially putting iran on notice. thank you. >> reporter: and as the u.s. confronts that foe, the president is defending an angry phone call he had with one of america's closest friends, australia. >> when you hear about the tough phone calls i'm having, don't worry about it. >> reporter: the president was talking about a tense phone call
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saturday with australia's prime minister, malcolm turnbull. on the call, trump slammed an agreement australia made with president obama to settle about 1,200 refugees in the united states. the refugees fled afghanistan, iran, iraq and other countries and are currently in detention centers on islands north of australia. "the washington post" reporting trump told the prime minister it was the worst deal ever, and accused australia of trying to send america the next boston bombers. telling the prime minister that of the four calls he had that day with foreign leaders, this was the worst call by far and then he cut the call short. prime minister turn bull sounded diplomatic in an interview with sydney radio station, 2gb. >> the report that the president hung up is not correct. the call ended courteously, and as far as the nature of the discussion, it was very frank and forthright. >> reporter: but trump was still at it, tweeting that the refugee deal with australia
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>> we're taken advantage of by every nation in the world virtually. it's not going to happen anymore. it's not going to happen anymore. >> reporter: some americans were mortified. >> i called the australian ambassador to reinforce to him our commitment to australia, and our relationship. >> reporter: but the president is defiant. >> the world is in trouble. but we're going to straighten it out. okay? that's what i do. i fix things. we're going to straighten it out. >> late thursday, the australian ambassador to the united states came here to the white house and met with the president's chief of staff, reince priebus and his chief strategist steven bannon. according to the white house, the two men conveyed the president's "deep admiration for the australian people." jonathan karl, abc news, the white house. and there appears to be a slight shift in the new administration's policy on the middle east. the white house says israel's construction of new settlements in the dispute
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to peace efforts. that's a change from what some top trump officials have said in favor of those settlements. the statement came just hours after israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu promised to establish new west bank settlements after a court ordered the demolition of an illegal outpost there. israeli troops had to forcibly remove settlers from the location. the administration apparently also shifting somewhat in its relations with russia. over the issue of ukraine. u.n. ambassador nikki haley condemning russia's aggressive actions lately. the obama administration imposed sanctions on russia after it annexed crimea from ukraine several years ago. she said those sanctions will remain in place till the peninsula is returned. >> we do want to better our relations with russia. however, the dire situation in eastern ukraine is one that depends clear and strong condemnation of russian actions. this escalation of violence must
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>> and russia's ambassador noted the chaj in tone from the trump administration but said ukraine is a plex issue. the u.s. military is launching an investigation into the deadly terror raid in yemen that killed an elite navy seal and most likely several civilians including children. the u.s. commando team was surrounded by hard core fighters including women showering them in a 360 hail of gunfire. officials say several civilians may have been killed possibly including the young daughter of slain american cleric and war al lackey the whole time president trump was monitoring the mission. >> the president was here in the residence and kept in touch with secretary mattis and others kept him updated on both the raid and the death of chief owens. >> still the white house is defending the mission as "a very well thought out and executed effort," insisting they were able to gatter critical intelligence including laptops and cell phones. >> this controversial move by the house voting to
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obama administration gun control rule that extended background checks for mentally challenged social security recipients. under the rule, the social security administration would provide information on people with severe mental disorrs who are looking to purchase a gun. but republicans say it's an example of government overreach. and the senate is holding a rare vote at 6:30 this morning to advance the nomination of betsy devos, the president's pick for education secretary. lawmakers have been flooded with phone calls and e-mails from constituents looking to block her nomination and republican scenario senator susan collins from maine and lisa murkowski fref alaska plan to vote against devos. but vice president mike pence is ready to break an expected tie with a yes vote. a seventh grade girl who wanted to play basketball on boy's basketball team has instead been expelled from school after her parents filed a lawsuit. sidney phillips family launched their legal battle after her catholic school
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a judge denied their request. the family learned sidney and her sister had been expelled just as she and her friends were running drills with members of the new york liberty by special invitati invitation. >> preparations are in high gear for sunday's super bowl li. you have the patriots who will face the falcons with the pats still a three-point favorite. new england qb tom brady and coach bill belichick hoping to get their fifth ring. atlanta quarterback matt ryan is coming off what was the best season in the nfl history for him. and we are taking a live look now at houston's nrg stadium where the kickoff takes place at 6:30 p.m. eastern time on sunday. earlier, there was a light show at the stadium. the city is expecting, let's see, are you impressed by that? you seem like it. >> there you go. there you go, houston. >> that does look good. good show, houston. they're expecting about 140,000 tourists f
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though half of those people have tickets for the game. >> exactly. because you have all the parties that take place. >> its an a lot of fun. lo are you going for. >> i like to live in an era where you see greatness. so even if you hate it the pats just to be able to be alive at this point and know that you're seeing this dynasty. >> groundhog day all over again supply have a little bit of patriots fatigue. that's just me. the new kid on the block to get a trophy every once in awhile. >> we'll take both sides. coming up, the kansas man with the golden can. >> we'll meet the lucky football fan who is beer run earned him free super bowl tickets for life. >> wonder who he's rooting for. also ahead the veteran pro player who had it all until an arrest involving his ex-wife turned his world upside down. what he's now saying about the allegations levied against him. you can find us on facebook w florida n
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that day long hostage crisis at a delaware prison ended with the death of a prison guard. police stormed the maximum security prison and rescued one hostage, a woman who worked there as a counselor. but then they found the body of the prison guard, sergeant steven floyd. officials credit him with saving lives saying he yelled at those coming to help him warning they were running into a trap. and now a chilling story
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two teenagers in custody accused of plotting to attack their school. >> police say they got a tip from parent who remembered the words if you see something, say something. abc's matt gutman with the details. >> reporter: police revealing new details about a parent helping to thwart an alleged plot to attack this los angeles area high school. >> i do believe that this was a serious potential threat. reporter. the parent claiming she overheard two 16-year-old students making plans to shoot up the school and make it bigger than columbine. referring to the 1999 attack that killed 13. the mother then vo vertly taking a photo of them and sending it to authorities. >> this is really scary stuff and you don't want to ever hear about that. >> reporter: they had searched for top picks such as columbine shooting, searching for weapons for sale. >> reporter: this is the second foiled alleged school shooting plot in a week. last friday, police in florida arresting another two teens they
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in their high school gym. police claim that pair was also inspired by columbine. that mother is being praised as a hero. officers telling me had she not mustered it the courage to snap that picture, there would have been a possible tragedy at this school. matt gutman, abc news, fullerton, california. >> coming up in our next half hour, why is this guy so controversial. >> the breitbart editor whose event fired up the debate of freedom of speech. but first, pro football kicker josh brown shares his side of the story after admitting last year that he had abused his wife. the abc news exclusive next. so i mowed the lawn, put up all the decorations. i thought i got everything. almost everything! you know, 1 in 10 houses could get hit by a septic disaster, and a bill of up to $13,000. but for only $7 a month, rid-x is scientifically proven to
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♪ welcome back. nfl commission ker roger goodell says the case of kicker josh brown is being investigated and that no decision has been made about his status in the league. >> brown starred this past season with the giants and then of course, he was dropped by the team because of a domestic abuse case involving his ex-wife. now abc's paula ferris spoke with him to get his side of the story. >> here's josh brown. >> reporter: josh brown was at the pinnacle of his professional career, starting kicker for the nfl's new york giants. >> josh brown
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a $4 million contract but then it all came crashing down for the 14-year veteran. >> 911, what are you reporting. >> my husband is really upset right now. >> the world now thinks that i beat my wife. and i have never hit this woman. i never hit her not once. >> reporter: brown was arrested in may of 2015 and booked for assault against his wife molly. >> i reached for the phone. i grabbed the top of the phone. she screams, i back away. she sleeves. 35 minutes later, i'm in handcuffs. >> reporter: the deputy says "husband grabbed wife's wrist during an argument causing her pain, bruising and small abrasion. husband was arrest and booked for assault and he said i believe that josh assaulted molly. >> that's what he said. >> reporter: do you feel you assaulted her. >> no, i did not touch her on the wrist. >> reporter: brown was not charged in the incident. but the sheriff's office in
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investigation into allegations from abuse by brown of his wife molly and in october of 2016, they released more than 100 pages of documents detailing allegations and seeming admissions of physical, verbal and emotional abuse. >> she claims you were physically violent more than 20 occasions. >> i dispute it. i absolutely dispute it. >> reporter: included in those documents, highly confidential journals filled with personal details. he says he was instructed to write them as part of his marriage therapy at the time. >> niece were your deepest darkest thoughts and secrets made public. >> yeah, these were the things that you say to yourself and then you would burn them. >> and i didn't. >> reporter: he says molly turned those journals over to sheriff's investigators in 2016. years after they were written. as part of an investigation. and just days after the journals were made public by the sheriff's office, he was cut from the giants. and he's been out of a
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since. what did the league know and when? >> the league has known everything. >> you said "i have physically, verbally and emotionally abused my wife molly." what do you mean by that? >> i mean had i put my hands on her. i kicked the chair. i held her down. like the holding down was the worst moment in our marriage. i never hit her. i never slapped her. i never choked her. i never did those types of things. >> reporter: when you say that you physically abused her but you didn't hit her, how are people supposed to reconcile that, josh? >> it's -- they're in the supposed to. what i did was wrong. period. >> reporter: thanks to paula ferris with that interview. >> he says he's fully accountable for everything that happened during his marriage and looking to the future. he wants to play again and be a voice for change. >> we should make the point abc news did reach out on multiple
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not commenting right now. >> let's lighten things up a little bit. >> shall we. >> a little bit of levity with a guy getting ready to go to the super bowl. is he 52-year-old lyle randa from wichita, kansas. >> we mean with a little bud light. lyle is the winner of anheuser-bus anheuser-busch's bud light super bowl tickets for life. >> wow. we got a gold can. >> here we go again. so lyle then won the grand prize from among all the other goad can entries. he and his wife traveled to houston yesterday. lyle says he cheers for chiefs and vikings but on sunday, he's rooting for the patriots. >> this has got to be very expensive to go to the super bowl year in and year out. to play for plane ticks and hotel and car rental and all of that. i wonder if he can sell the ticks? >> i wonder if he would, but the other thing is, based on how much he was downing that beer, think it's probably more expensive his beer habit
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>> that's the most cleaning you've done in months. >> a lot of people wanting to get dirty i imagine with this mr. clean into yes. absolutely. >> we'll see. also, i just want to bring up there's this new weed perfume. a lot of people used to want to mask the smell. apparently now people think that's a turn on. i don't know but we'll see. >> it is eau de i don't know. ♪ politics and foreign wars, all the weather all the scores ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka ♪ teams that roll in way too slow, stuff you saw on koppel's show ♪ that's 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, hey ♪ ♪ have some fun, be a pal, every
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this morning on "world news now," president trump appearing to change course in policy toward russia and israel. the white house clarifying its stance on key issues with both countries and they look a lot like his predecessor. the full story ahead. >> new details regarding the president's plans that would complicate the separation of church and state. what we're learning about allowing tax exempt churches from contributing to political campaigns. >> and new this half hour, the president's reality tv feud. >> hear what president trump said about schwarzenegger and his old show "the apprentice" that spurred a terminator-esque response. >> and could this be the end of operation marry harry? the new evidence that royal watchers are pointing to as proof that prince harry has found the one. we'll explain maybe


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