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a grandmother on long island keeps herself from becoming a crime victim. someone called jean evert, claiming to be her grandson, saying he needed $8,000 for bail. then a bogus bail bonds man showed up. but jean had already called the cops. that man is now under arrest. fox news white house correspondent got a phone call from president biden last night after a hot mic moment. the president used colorful language to describe him apparently not realizing his mic was still on. but the reporter is taking it all in stride. this morning the white house confirms president biden has now cleared the air with a fox news correspondent after using an obscenity to describe him. >> what a stupid son of a [ bleep ]. >> reporter peter doocy had asked about inflation, which is on topic for the white house event, unlike other reporters who were trying to ask about ukraine.
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>> do you think -- >> it's a great asset. more inflation. what a stupid son of a [ bleep ]. >> doocy now revealing that the president called him last night. >> he said, "it's nothing personal, pal," and we went back and forth and we were talking about just kind of moving, moving forward. >> doocy is not asking for an apology. >> i don't need anybody to apologize to me. he can call me whatever he wants as long as it gets him talking. >> last week the president grew frustrated at a different fox news correspondent who asked about russia and ukraine. and it's not the first hot mic to catch biden using salty language. he was heard saying this to then-president obama after the affordable care act passed. >> this is a big [ bleep ]ing deal. >> as for doocy, he appears to
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be lauf laughing off biden's insult. >> so doocy, i think the president's right. you are a stupid s.o.b. >> yeah, nobody's fact checked him yet. >> biden famously said after making another gaff, quote, assume every microphone is on. okay, florida, take your bow. you have held up your status as shark-bite capital of the world. the u.s. led the globe by far in unprovoked incidents last year at 47. australia was second with 12. florida had 28 of the u.s. cases, more than the rest of the country combined. the sunshine state's lead continues a decades-long tripped researchers say the most likely month to be bitten in florida is in september. >> that's why i stay on the sand when i go on the beach. >> don't go in the ocean? >> not in september apparently. taylor swift hits back after a pop icon said she doesn't write her own songs. >> and our own swifty will weigh in.
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♪ ♪ ♪ you know we used to be mad love ♪ ♪ so take a look at what you've done ♪ "mad love," has swiftly turned to bad blood. between taylor swift and a british pop icon. >> it started with a comment to the los angeles times that swift, quote, doesn't write her own songs. that's his quote, not mine, don't come after me. our own will ganss is here, will, those are fighting words. >> those are fighting words, and i'm ready for them. it's been more than a month since taylor posted anything on twitter but she came out swinging on monday following that accusation, but she doesn't write her own music, and this morning, many in the music industry are proving that they have taylor's back. this morning taylor swift is firing back, following accusations from british
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musician damon albarn of not writing her own music. alburn saying in an interview with the "times," correcting him in the interview saying of course she does. co-writes some of them. albarn then doubling down, that doesn't count. co-writing is very different to writing. i'm not hating on anybody. i'm just saying there's a big difference between a songwriter and a songwriter who co-writes. taylor responding swiftly, tweeting for the first time this year, i was such a big fan of yours until i saw this. i write all my own songs. your hot take is completely false and so damaging. you don't have to like my songs, but it's really expletive up to try to discredit my writing, wow. taylor writing, p.s., i wrote this tweet all by myself in case you were wondering. it's not the first time taylor has fought this battle. >> all of a sudden they weren't sure if i was the one writing the songs because sometimes in the past i had had co-writers in
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the room. >> addressing it in a 2019 speech when she was named billboard's woman of the decade. >> and now i realized that this is just what happened to a woman if she receives purchase or success beyond people's comfort level. >> some of her biggest hits were written by taylor and taylor alone. from "love story" to "mean." ♪ why you got to be so mean ♪ >> many music industry heavyweights chiming in with support this morning. katy perry liking the tweet, aaron dessner also writing. as someone who has gotten to press record around her, your comments couldn't be further from the truth. david albarn who also had a feud with the band oasis in the '90s, he seed, i had a conversation about song writing and sadly, it was reduced to clickbait.
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i apologize unreservedly and unconditionally. >> will, i heard you don't write your own stories. >> that is also completely false. >> who's your co-writer? >> my co-writer is my keyboard upstairs. it's me, it's me.
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for the best reverse mortgage solutions. time now for weird science, starting in the arctic, where america's northern most city just enjoyed its first sunrise in two months. >> wow, the alaska town formerly known as barrow just got its first rays of sunlight in 67 days. but it only lasted for 50 minutes. >> i feel this, because i sleep with blackout curtains. >> it would make this shift easier if there were only 50 minutes of daylight. >> maybe we should move our studio to alaska. next to trying to get shut eye. after the sun has set, have you tied it, it's very -- i mean, it can be hard sometimes. >> then you have this mind-blowing technique that promises to help you fall asleep in two minutes flat. our fellow insomniac, will
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ganss, is this for real? >> that's right, you guys. on this shift, i'll take all the help i can get when it comes to sleep. this hack that was going viral was shared by fitness guru justin augustine who says this technique was developed in the military to allow soldiers to fall asleep anytime, anyplace, especially on the battlefield when it's uncomfortable with a lot of noise going on. okay, so, justin says to start with some deep breathes, relaxing each and every part of your body from head to toe. so you're talking about face muscles, cheeks, all of it. make sure that your shoulders are not tensed up. while doing this, imagine a warm sensation going from your head down to your fingertips and going from your heart to your toes. during the technique, you got to clear your mind of any thoughts or any stressors. so i tried this at home, and i thoughts and stressors, but i was not able to clear my apartment of archie. you can see him barely there in the bottom corner. he came over there and started
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whining. i was like, archie, come on, this is a sleep segment, give me a break here. then i started over. the technique says to imagine yourself lying in a canoe on a calm lake with nothing but clear blue sky above you or that you're lying in a hammock in a pitch-black room. don't think, don't think, don't think. and voila, i have to tell you guys, it was really, really relaxing. they say once you do it every day for six weeks, and i know that's a serious time commitment. if you can master it, 97% of people have it mastered, fall asleep within two minutes. >> the more i try not to think the more i think. >> they say in your head "don't think, don't think, don't think." >> i'll try it tonight. don't think. and finally to russia where this man has earned a guinness world record as the inventor of
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