‘Nightline’ Daily Line, May 25: Honoring Memorial Day

By ABC News

May 25, 2012 5:57pm

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5:32 p.m. ET: This Memorial Day, “Nightline” wanted to take a moment to remember the fallen heroes and U.S. troops currently serving who we have had the pleasure of meeting over the years. “Nightline” anchor Terry Moran presents our thank you to the troops:

Play the Qwiki: Remembering the Fallen

4:11 p.m. ET: ABC’s T.J. Winick caught up with the three Brits, who launched a world record-breaking taxi cab journey across the world, when the gang showed up in New York City.  Watch what happens when he gets inside the 1992 London black cab that three dudes have shared for over a year:

3:01 p.m. ET: SpaceX’s Dragon capsule made a historic arrival at the International Space Station on Friday, triumphantly captured by astronauts wielding a giant robot arm, the Associated Press reported.

SpaceX is the first private company to accomplish such a feat: a commercial cargo delivery into the cosmos.

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Credit: NASA


1:40 p.m. ET: UPDATE: Pedro Hernandez, the former store clerk who confessed to the 1979 killing of Etan Patz, will be charged with murder from his bed at a New York City hospital later today. Hernandez was taken early this morning to Bellevue Hospital and placed on suicide watch, just hours after police placed him under arrest for killing 6-year-old Patz. Read the developing story HERE.

“Nightline” carried the news of the suspect’s arrest last night, which you can watch here:

12:21 p.m. ET: President Obama, the pot smoker?

ABC’s Jon Karl reports: Unlike Bill Clinton, Barack Obama never tried to say he didn’t inhale.

In his 1995 memoir “Dreams of My Father,” Obama writes about smoking pot almost like Dr. Seuss wrote about eating green eggs and ham. As a high school kid, Obama wrote, he would smoke “in a white classmate’s sparkling new van,” he would smoke “in the dorm room of some brother” and he would smoke “on the beach with a couple of Hawaiian kids.”

He would smoke it here and there. He would smoke it anywhere.

Read the full story HERE.

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Barack "Barry" Obama in a 1978 senior yearbook photo at the Punahou School, the prestigious private academy in Honolulu, Hawaii. Credit: Punahoe Schools/AP Photo

 

10:02 a.m. ET: Memorial Day By The Numbers:

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35 million — number of Americans expected to be out on the road this weekend

$3.75 — Average price for a gallon of gas, heading into the weekend.

82 percent — Number of U.S. households who say they own a grill.

1964 — Year that President Lyndon B. Johnson hosted the first barbecue at the White House.

1971 — Year that Memorial Day became recognized as a national holiday (it was originally called “Decoration Day” and started after the Civil War).

5,000 — Number of people who attend the Memorial Day celebration each year at Arlington Cemetery.

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