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>> that is all for now. >> we'll see you at 6:00. tonight the lost girls. the dramatic new video. are these the kidnapped school girls? the world studying the ground, the trees and their eyes for clues. how to find them. weather whiplash. twisters in the heartland. snow buries colorado and scorching heat sets the west ablaze. a second american infected with the deadly new virus tonight. and real money. the ingenious ways families are making money right in their living room. can you make thousands of dollars just by watching tv? >> that's real money! a good evening to you on this monday night.
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as we start this week together. a new tape, a new hope in the search for hundreds of missing school girls in nigeria. this new tape has experts around the world searching for clues in the faces of the girls. even on the ground beneath their feet. tonight families are rushing to see if the girls on the tape are their missing daughters. abc's hamish macdonald back on the story in nigeria tonight. >> reporter: proof of life. look closely and you see tiny faces -- young and innocent, some clearly terrified. every one of these girls is someone's daughter and someone's friend. in unison, they chant verses from the quran. boko haram's leader claims the mostly christian group has been converted to islam. he demands jailed members of his group be released in exchange for the girls. seeing the faces and hearing the voices of the girls for the first time since the abduction
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is emotional for the families. but it may serve one benefit and that is focusing the mind of this government on getting them back. one traumatized father scoured the video for his daughter's face but saw only her friends. tonight he told abc he's been crying and praying. what did you pray for today? >> i prayed because i want god to comfort them and be with them so that he can give them power to endure that hardship. >> reporter: former senior white house adviser sees clues in the video. the trees are sparse and open sky. what's on the ground might also be key. >> what we see is an awful lot of straw in front of the girls. that might suggest they might be held in an area where there are domesticated animals that are fed the straw. that may help narrow down the region. >> reporter: abc news can
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confirm the nigerian government is now talking that any deal to bring these girls home is extremely remote. hamish macdonald, abc news, nigeria. >> everyone looking at that tape tonight. back here at home millions of people from michigan to texas wondering what the night will bring after a kind of multi-plexus of severe weather over the weekend. heat, snow and twisters. abc is on the devastation and new extreme weather on the way. >> reporter: the severe threat isn't over tonight after 41 tornadoes were reported this weekend. terrifying residents of eight states. >> oh my god. >> reporter: and sending storm chasers scrambling. to avoid unusual obstacles. including this irrigation equipment. >> you guys okay? >> reporter: sunday evening this tornado took aim at sutton, nebraska. it's downtown went from small
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town postcard to disaster area. this is your main street. it looks like a bomb went off. how did no one die here? >> i attribute that to the early warning systems we have. >> reporter: in fact, the police chief is one of the few here with even minor injuries. those scratches on his face from the windows of his patrol car shattered by debris. here in america's windy open plains some people lost more than their homes they lost their livelihood. it will be weeks to repair all of this equipment. essential for the family farm. to the west, up to three feet of snow in the colorado rockies. denver's field, downright frosty. in texas and california just the opposite. a wildfire in the panhandle burn nearly 100 homes. later this week californians will deal with high winds and higher temperatures. look at triple digits for los angeles for thursday.
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a week of weather whiplash. ryan owens, abc news, nebraska. now tonight donald sterling breaking his silence about racism and nba ownership. he said he is sorry for what he said and made his case for a second chance. >> i'm a good member who made a mistake and i'm apologizing and i'm asking for forgiveness. am i entitled to one mistake after 35 years? >> today in a response the man brought in to manage the team said the words are coming too late and he's certain they can force the sale. which brings us to someone else speaking out. sterling's wife, shelly sterling sitting down for an abc news exclusive and telling our barbara walters what she thought of her husband's words and entering the fight for the clippers. >> reporter: she is the mystery woman at the center of a racial fire storm. shelly sterling, wife, mother and co-owner of a billion dollar franchise.
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the l.a. clippers. >> reporter: you own 50% of the l.a. clippers. there are reports the nba wants to oust you completely as a team owner. you will fight that decision? >> i will fight that decision. >> do you support the nba decision to ban your husband? >> i can't comment on that. i was shocked by what he said. but i don't know why i should be punished for what his actions were. >> but shelly sterling and her husband had been accused of racism in the past. both were sued multiple times over allegations that they tried to keep blacks and hispanics out of their apartment buildings. i have to ask you something that must be painful to you. in the past, you, yourself have settled lawsuits alleging that you too were a racist. it's been said you told an employee you -- i'm quoting. you could not remodel my
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apartment the way i want because latinos are so filthy. >> i never in my life ever said that. >> but you know people have sued you for making racist remarks. >> right. and we have gone to court and i have won in the court. >> actually the sterlings did not win that discrimination lawsuit. without admitting liability, they settled with the justice department and paid a record $2.7 million. >> i'm not a racist. >> is donald sterling a racist? >> i have never heard him say racial things. i don't know -- it was horrible when i heard it. i mean, it was just degrading and it made me sick to hear it. but as far as a racist, i don't really think he is a racist. >> and barbara walters is right here with us. so shelly sterling says she owns half the team. what does that mean for the
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ownership? for the sale? >> it's a little tricky because we haven't seen the end of this, diane. shelly sterling's claim to the clippers may be decided in court while the family chess divides the team 50/50 between husband and wife, even though they are estrang estranged, the nba says donald sterling is the controlling owner. and if according to the nba constitution, his interest is terminated, then so is hers. >> according to the nba? >> yeah. >> thank you so much. great to have the interview. next here tonight, the cdc sounding an alarm. a second case of the mysterious and sometimes deadly virus known as mers here on u.s. soil. this time in florida, the first victim diagnosed ten days ago in the midwest. but both patients had been in saudi arabia. so can people here in the u.s. catch the virus? here's abc's steve osunsami. >> reporter: this new and deadly disease is travelling into the u.s. with unsuspecting passengers on airlines.
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today the cdc is announcing that a second patient in the u.s. has been diagnosed with "mers" or middle eastern respiratory syndrome, this time in orlando. a medical professional from saudi arabia who was here visiting family and had to be hospitalized and isolated. >> mers has no vaccine and there's no treatment that we know that works. >> reporter: the world's top doctors believe the disease came from camels in the middle east and spread largely to health professionals there who've been treating the sick. the symptoms resemble the flu. fever, cough, and trouble breathing. more than 530 people have gotten sick, 145 have died. tonight the cdc is saying the disease spreads through repeated and lasting contact with an infected person. medical professionals most at risk. they're trying to track down the passengers who may have been exposed on the orlando patient's flights on may 1st. he flew from jeddah to london, london to boston, flying from boston to atlanta and atlanta to orlando.
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500 travelers on his u.s. flights alone. investigators here at the cdc are hoping to test each one of those potentially exposed passengers. the first u.s. case appeared in indiana last month. another medical professional who worked in the middle east. both patients on the mend tonight. steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta. >> and news tonight from nasa. an alert about falling ice in the western part of antarctica. they say 40 years of data showed the glaciers are melting so fast, it is now unstoppable. they project the global sea level will rise three feet or more by the year 2100 and low coastal areas much like florida will be the hardest hit. a story breaking tonight in brentwood, new hampshire. in what looks leak a house fire. flames shooting into the sky and explosion. a new hampshire state police official confirmed an officer was involved in a shooting. watch again as video as it happened. authorities are studying a
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frightening moment on a highway in southern california. a pickup truck koreans into the next lane hitting a car. both vehicles tumble off the road. now a theory has emerged. road rage. abc with what we're learning tonight. >> reporter: a pickup truck swerves into a car and flipping it on its side. this dangerous crash on a san diego freeway happening saturday afternoon during busy traffic. the drivers both women and the and watch as the truck pulls alongside and loses control. police investigating this are saying this is a possible case of extreme road rage. the aggressiveness that can lead to a crash like this, a growing problem on our roads causing nearly 1,400 deaths over a five- year period. studies find young adults are more likely to engage in road rage. experts say cutting someone off and tailgating are common
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triggers. so is making obscene gestures as seen in this incident. a driver loses control of his pickup after gesturing and cutting off the other driver. tonight officials say both women suffered minor injuries. abc news, los angeles. and today it is back, the washington monument reopened for the first time in nearly three years after damage from an earthquake. tourists took in the scene, the view from the top. you'll remember these rattling scenes, a 5.8 quake and tourists scrambling inside. 994 days. 500 tons of scaffolding later this triumphant returns. still ahead, the secret millions of families have figured out. how to earn extra income without leaving your house. would you believe thousands of dollars just for watching tv. we'll show you when we're back in two minutes. he has the most common kind...'s not caused by a heart valve problem. dad, it says your afib puts you at 5 times greater risk of a stroke.
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that's why i take my warfarin every day. but it looks like maybe we should ask your doctor about pradaxa. in a clinical trial, pradaxa® (dabigatran etexilate mesylate)... ...was proven superior to warfarin at reducing the risk of stroke. and unlike warfarin, with no regular blood tests or dietary restrictions. hey thanks for calling my doctor. sure. pradaxa is not for people with artificial heart valves. don't stop taking pradaxa without talking to your doctor. stopping increases your risk of stroke. ask your doctor if you need to stop pradaxa before surgery or a medical or dental procedure. pradaxa can cause serious, sometimes fatal, bleeding. don't take pradaxa if you have abnormal bleeding or have had a heart valve replaced. seek immediate medical care for unexpected signs of bleeding, like unusual bruising. pradaxa may increase your bleeding risk if you're 75 or older, have a bleeding condition or stomach ulcer, take aspirin, nsaids, or blood thinners... ...or if you have kidney problems, especially if you take certain medicines. tell your doctors about all medicines you take. pradaxa side effects include indigestion, stomach pain, upset, or burning. if you or someone you love has afib not caused by a heart valve problem...
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...ask your doctor about reducing the risk of stroke with pradaxa. when folks think about wthey think salmon and energy. but the energy bp produces up here creates something else as well: jobs all over america. engineering and innovation jobs. advanced safety systems & technology. shipping and manufacturing. across the united states, bp supports more than a quarter million jobs. when we set up operation in one part of the country, people in other parts go to work. that's not a coincidence. it's one more part of our commitment to america. and tonight how to make money at home in your spare time. sounds like a fantasy.
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as abc's chief business correspondent rebecca jarvis tells us families are finding ways to get paid right in the living room. it adds up to real money. >> reporter: michelle morse is a stay-at-home mom of two in la -- and right now, you're watching her make money for her family by watching tv. >> so are you getting paid to watch tv? >> yep, sure am. >> reporter: michelle works with a company called viggle. they pay you to watch certain programs and commercials and it's open to anyone with a tv and a smartphone. >> it's something you can do with your kids. >> can totally do it with my children. helps me bring money in so we can do different things. >> reporter: michelle has earned enough to renovate their kitchen from this to this. across town -- >> hi, tina. >> tina fawn is another of the three million americans working from home.
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answering customer questions for a nanny, elder and pet care placement site. top earners make about $30,000 a year. >> can anybody do it? >> anybody can do it. anybody. >> anybody can do this. anybody could do this. it is the best job ever. >> hi, ryan. >> reporter: and stay-at-home dad, ryan krane has turned his passion for fitness into a commercial gig. >> how are you feeling in the hip. all right. stretch. >> i get to be home with my family. with my kids. >> reporter: ryan says he found most of his virtual clients through advertising on google and youtube. and now he's cashing in. >> what do you charge? >> $150 an hour. >> reporter: $150 an hour? >> yeah. >> reporter: if gym class wasn't your thing, how about arts and crafts? kim is at work while the kids are at play making these paper mache mobiles. >> they see me doing what i love to do. >> they can help. >> they love doing art, too. >> reporter: turning newspaper strips into ice cream cones and big bucks.
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>> here's my second scoop. two-scoop ice cream cone. >> reporter: selling it all on craft site over the past few years on the site she's made tens of thousands of dollars. >> that's real money. >> reporter: a lot of you may be afraid of working from home. because there have been so many scams over the years but these are tried and true. and we have the whole list of legitimate opportunities on diane, something for you that paper mache ice cream cone. the finished product. >> a work of art. thank you, rebecca. when we come back, a tiny dog and what an army of good samaritans did that changed her life in our "instant index." how much money do you think you'll need when you retire? then we gave each person a ribbon to show how many years that amount might last. i was trying to, like, pull it a little further. [ woman ] got me to 70 years old. i'm going to have to rethink this thing. it's hard to imagine how much we'll need
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for a retirement that could last 30 years or more. so maybe we need to approach things differently, if we want to be ready for a longer retirement. ♪ if we want to be ready for a longer retirement. a body at rest tends to stay at rest...cs... while a body in motion tends to stay in motion. staying active can actually ease arthritis symptoms. but if you have arthritis, staying active can be difficult. prescription celebrex can help relieve arthritis pain
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highway in northern california. scared and shivering, cars whizzing by and then guardian angels from the california highway patrol rushed in coaxing her to safety with a protein bar. tonight she's recovering in a local animal shelter. calls are flooding in from families who say they have room in their hearts for a very little, very lucky dog. and a note about a gathering today to salute our friend and colleague barbara walters. she will retire friday after an unequalled career spanning five decades and disney chairman and ceo paid tribute. >> from this day forward, 47 west 66th street will forever be known as the barbara walters abc news headquarters. >> if i have a legacy and i have said this before and i mean it so sincerely, i hope that i played a small role in paving
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the way for so many of you fabulous women who are here tonight. and i am not going to cry. i make everybody else cry. i will not. >> and from all the women and all the men of abc news, a salute to a guiding force. and up next, today the michael sam effect in action. the new nfl star and what he's teaching about being brave and happy.
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to prove to you that aleve is the better choice for him, he's agreed to give it up. that's today? [ male announcer ] we'll be with him all day as he goes back to taking tylenol. i was okay, but after lunch my knee started to hurt again. and now i've got to take more pills. ♪ yup. another pill stop. can i get my aleve back yet? ♪ for my pain, i want my aleve. ♪ [ male announcer ] look for the easy-open red arthritis cap. and finally tonight, something they're calling the michael sam effect. the first openly gay player drafted by the nfl revealing something big about america.
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starting with proof that sometimes making a bold move can make you an even bigger star. abc's paula faris now. >> reporter: those tears of joy from michael sam reaching far beyond the game of football. >> the st. louis rams select michael sam. >> reporter: when the st. louis rams selected sam, the first openly gay active player in the nfl, they also ignited a new fan-base. sam's jersey so popular, the nfl is scrambling to keep up with demand. >> judge me for what i do on film. >> reporter: and more endorsement deals like this visa ad are expected. the nfl tackling any ounce of controversy. >> we saw dolphin safety don jones make some statements and he got slapped with a fine there because of it. >> reporter: a dolphin player tweeting his reaction to that kiss. support from ellen degeneres to basketball great magic johnson.
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not long ago sam told our robin roberts. >> i think i can be a beacon for those people. the light. i can be comfortable if my own skin and be like michael sam. >> reporter: his pick could similar pact missouri law which currently does not ban discrimination, either hiring or firing based on sexual orientation. his biggest challenge comes on the field where nfl players are bigger and stronger and where only half of last year's seventh round picks even made the team. >> i have to prove myself and i want to show the coaches i'm a team player and hard-working guy. >> reporter: it's on the grid iron where we will find out how truly great michael sam will be. paula faris abc news, new york. we thank you so much for watching. we're always here at "nightline" later and we leave you tonight with the washington monument back in business, looking beautiful. we'll see you tomorrow night. good night.
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tonight hot weather around the corner the fire season gets off the ground early. >> looking towards ocean beach, clear skies at the coast i'll have the accu-weather forecast coming up. >> battle of the beach. a billionaire called to explain why he's blocking access to a surf spot. >> tonight high tech hackers caught on camera, breaking into cars, as if they own them.
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this is a live picture of the east bay mount diablo tonight we're beginning the week with temperatures near 90 and only going to get hotter. >> the weather service rescinded a heat warning for the bay area. we're going to have several days of high temperatures for this time of the year. we have team coverage for you on the heat and fire season we're live but let's begin with live doppler seven hd. >> heat is on, here is hiv doppler 7 hd showing sunny skies out there but nothing going to prevent temperatures from continuing to rise notice inland locations had highs into upper 80s
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91 degrees in gilroy 81 here in san francisco. it's going to get hotter over the next couple days. strips of coastal areas sh high temperatures ranging from 95 to 100 inland they'll be in 90s around the bay. there is a risk of heat-related illness. and looking live now blue skies and we'll take a look at air quality, which is declining as temperatures rise, tomorrow will be the second spare the air day. poor air quality inland east bay and santa clara valley. i'll show how hot going to get in just a few minutes >> spencer talking about hot weather raising concerns about fire dangers with the drought, all dry trees and brush. abc7 news joins us from berkeley hills with that part of the story. laura? >> hi, c