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good morning, america. dangerous storms striking right now. 18 million americans at risk. >> oh, my gosh. >> as more than a dozen reported tornadoes tear through texas. >> oh, god. oh, god. >> hail shattering windshields and three storm chasers were killed in a car accident while tracking a twister. now the dangerous system is on the move. also this morning, president trump under fire. the new backlash over his executive order rolling back president obama's climate policies as hillary clinton speaks out overnight. >> there is no place i'd rather be than here with you other than the white house. >> taking aim at president trump and this morning right here governor chris christie joining us as the president now prepares for another big announcement today. miracle escape. 141 passengers racing to get off
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this plane as the boeing-737 goes up in flames then skids off the runway during a forced landing. the investigation this morning. and swimming with the sharks? is michael phelps gearing up for the toughest race of his life? pitting the fastest swimmer of all time against a great white, the possible summer showdown that has everyone talking. good morning, america. great to have david here with us again. so, what's this about michael phelps and sharks? >> somebody saying he may race a shark. i'm still trying to figure it out. >> how do you race in a cage? >> that's a good question. why do you get in the water in the first place? >> a lot of news to get to including president trump's big announcement today and we'll hear from new jersey governor chris christie as we ask him should the republican
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congressman leading that russian meddling investigation step aside? how the governor answers that. >> a lot of questions to answer there, but before we get to that, we're going to get to those dangerous storm across the south. take a look at this scene from our dallas station, wfaa, the tornadoes, hail and heavy rain destroying homes, 18 million americans at risk and, ginger, you've been tracking it all. >> a very strong to severe line of storms blowing through east texas, still well west of houston. but these were the vivid images that grabbed our attention overnight. those tornadoes, at least 14 reported tornadoes in west texas, plenty of hail and damaging winds still happening this morning. >> reporter: violent tornadoes cutting across west texas. [ sirens ] >> oh, my gosh. >> reporter: this twister in stamford ominously hovering nearby. >> oh, god. oh, god. windshields shattered across the state. in aiken, texas, you can barely
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see the car headlights through the fog and rain. in seymour, one mother says the hail blew through her back window, the glass injuring her baby girl. >> i have to take her to urgent care to get that checked out. >> reporter: this driver in lubbock forced to pull over. the hail hammering her car. outside of spur, texas, three storm chasers involved in a fatal accident after police say one ran a stop sign and they collided. >> every tornado i see is amazing. >> reporter: one of the men, kelley williamson was live streaming storm coverage just moments before the crash. and this morning, more than 200,000 are without power in texas. >> we heard the bang and could hear the debris. >> reporter: that line of storms still marching east. so now that low, and that powerful jet stream will move east once the air destabilizes this afternoon and evening, arkansas, louisiana, southern missouri that finds themselves in the hot spot. along the warm front, you could see isolated tornadoes
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especially in southern missouri. watch this then because this time of year it's very easy to get severe weather fatigue. you show this every day but this is serious. west of nashville to memphis, this is thursday's threat region, robin and i'll have much more coming up in a couple of moments. >> all right, ginger. thank you. now to new fallout in the russian investigation, even a republican joining the calls for house intelligence chairman, devin nunes, to step aside after that secret meeting on white house grounds. our congressional correspondent mary bruce has more from capitol hill. good morning, mary. >> reporter: good morning, robin. well, this morning the house committee investigating russia's meddling in the election seems to have ground to a halt. meetings canceled. hearings postponed but the chairman, devin nunes, is standing his ground and faces a new round of questions about russia. this morning the embattled chairman of the house intelligence committee isn't going anywhere. why not recuse yourself from this investigation? >> i still don't know why. if you guys give me a reason to recuse myself i might consider it. >> your critics say you're too close to the trump administration to lead this investigation. >> i don't know that they've actually said that.
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>> reporter: despite even republican concerns, devin nunes is defying calls for him to recuse himself while the white house is frustrated that questions about russia aren't going away. >> if the president puts russian salad dressing on his salad tonight, somehow that's a russian connection. >> reporter: now the white house is on defense about something that never happened. pushing back against a report that the white house blocked former acting attorney general sally yates from delivering what could be damaging testimony. >> to suggest in any way, shape or form that we stood in the way of that is 100% false. >> reporter: nunes postponed that hearing but says it was not because of pressure from the white house but democrats aren't buying it. >> this is what a coverup looks like. >> there are just too many questions about whether he is representing the white house or conducting a fair and independent investigation. >> reporter: even republicans say it's time for nunes to reveal what he knows. >> to repair the damage i think he owes it to his committee
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members to tell them who he met with and what he saw. >> reporter: but house speaker paul ryan, the man with the power over nunes' chairmanship is standing by him. asked if nunes should share his source and recuse himself from the russia investigation, the speaker answered with just three words. >> no and no. >> reporter: this morning the white house is facing challenges on another front. the president yesterday signing an executive order to roll back president obama's climate change record with the hopes of reviving the coal industry but this morning environmentalists are vowing to fight it. one group describing it as the single biggest attack on climate action in u.s. history, period. >> mary, the president is saying that executive order is going to create jobs. do we have any idea how many they say will be saved? >> reporter: no, we don't, robin. the white house insists this action will create jobs but they won't say exactly how many. now, those opposing environmentalists say the white house is overselling it. there are currently fewer than
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75,000 remaining coal jobs in the u.s. but by comparison, there are more than 650,000 renewable energy jobs. robin. >> all right, mary, thank you. all right, robin, thanks so much. joining us now from the white house for more on all this is new jersey governor chris christie. good morning. good to have you back. >> good to be back. >> i know you're at the white house for a new effort. we'll get to that in a moment but wanted to tackle the major news. first devin nunes under fire. he is leading what is supposed to be an independent investigation into russian meddling or collusion. you've got democrats calling for him to recuse himself. republican lindsey graham says his objectivity is in question and now the first republican, congressman walter jones urging him to step aside. do you think congressman nunes should recuse himself? >> that's a very personal decision about what congressman nunes thinks is best to do for him, his constituents and the good of the investigation. what i will tell you though is that i think the setup in the congress both at the senate intelligence committee and house intelligence committee has been traditionally bipartisan and i
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think they will be able to handle the investigation appropriately, and that's what the people want. >> governor, you don't have a problem with the congressman going to the white house first with intel before his own committee and no problem with his mystery meeting on white house grounds just 24 hours before that? >> wouldn't have been the way i would have done things but i don't know if that means he has to recuse himself or not. that's a personal decision the congressman has to make on his own. >> health care for americans and the effort to repeal and replace obamacare. it was just a few weeks ago on this issue you said that president trump is a dealmaker. that he knows how to bring people together and close deals, that's his greatest strength as a leader, you said. did you overestimate his ability to close the deal on this? >> not at all. listen, the fact is this is far from over. you know, the fact is this is their first shot at doing it. it's a very, very important issue to the american people and what matters more than anything else it gets done the right way. the president can't be focused on just one thing. and so we'll move on to issues like tax reform and rebuilding the infrastructure in our country and taking care of creating jobs all across this nation and those are the things that the american people care
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about too and don't care just about one issue so the president will do what the president does. >> but, governor, you know what the critics will say, that republicans had seven years to come up with a plan. was this a major failure? >> listen, it didn't go the way they wanted it to go and there's no way to put a sugar coating on that, but on the other hand, we're about nine weeks into an administration. let everybody take a deep breath. there are 199 weeks to go. >> you talk about taking a deep breath after this rocky start on health care and the temporary ban blocked and mike flynn out. what's the one thing you would do at the white house to turn things around? >> listen, you know what, i'm not in the white house and so i really can't answer that question. i'll tell you that my faith and confidence is in the president of the united states. >> do you want a job in the trump white house when your term is up in january? >> now, listen, the president and i are great friends. i'm doing things like chairing this opioid commission for the president. that's why i'm here today, and i'll continue to help him in ways i can but my first important job is to be the governor of the state of new jersey and i love it and been
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doing it for the last 7 1/2 years. i'm going to continue to do that. >> you brought it up. i know you're at the white house to help lead the fight against the opioid epidemic in the country. what's your role going to be? >> to take a look at what we're doing across the entire federal government and country to deal with this epidemic. just to give people perspective in the audience, david, in new jersey last year, four times the number of people died of a drug overdose than were murdered. three times the number of people died of a drug overdose than died in an automobile accident. this is killing our families in every corner of our country. >> i do want to ask you about part of the president and speaker ryan's health care bill that would have eliminated the requirement that medicaid cover basic addiction services. was that a good idea? >> listen. as i said at the time with the bill, the bill was the beginning of a negotiation. that bill is going to go back to the senate and be worked on, then in a conference committee if it moves the way it was going to move. here's the bottom line. what american people want is to stop paying the skyrocketing premiums they have from obamacare and don't want the government controlling what
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doctor they see and when they go and see that doctor, and they don't want those things. we know that obamacare has not worked. and so it took the president of the united states, president obama, 15 months to get obamacare negotiated and passed. we're talking about 60 some days here. so, you know, we're not going to microanalyze every one of these things. the president believes in this issue. he believes that the american people respect struggling with an addiction that they need help. and i know this president will stand behind helping those people and he'll make sure the government does as well. that's part of my job to give him the suggestions he needs along with this commission we're setting up to tackle this for real american families every day. that's exactly what the president will do and won't back down. >> governor, it's reported you've been working with the president's son-in-law jared kushner on this opioid effort. many who follow the campaign know that you prosecuted jared's father, helped send him to prison for a time. now you're working with his son. has that been tense? >> not at all. listen. that stuff is ancient history. it's over 12 years ago and jared
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and i have worked incredibly well on this issue and by the way on a whole bunch of other issues during the campaign, and so we are working hard because we know our job is to try to make sure that this white house is successful as it can be for the people of this country who elected donald trump to bring change to our country and bring change to this town and anything i can do to help i will and jared and i get along just great. >> governor, good luck in your role fighting the opioid epidemic. we have reported on it extensively here. so many americans do need the help. thank you. >> thank you very much. they do need the help and this white house is going to step up to help them. >> perhaps one of the things americans can really agree on. >> i think so. >> that they need to tackle this. >> you're right, david. now to hillary clinton back in the spotlight. the former presidential candidate taking aim at the trump administration in a rare public appearance since the campaign. abc's senior white house correspondent cecilia vega has those details for us. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: good morning. hillary clinton has kept a low profile since her loss. she said that she had a lot of time over the past few months to
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think about everything during those long walks in the woods and she is coming out swinging hitting her old opponent on everything from health care to diversity in his administration. hillary clinton overnight wading back into the politics of the day. >> women's representation in the current administration in washington, for example, is the lowest it's been in a generation. >> reporter: her tough talk on her old foe earning her a standing ovation from businesswomen in san francisco. >> and there is no place i'd rather be than here with you other than the white house. >> reporter: the former secretary of state in a rare center stage appearance after losing the presidency to donald trump in november. >> sure, the last few months haven't been exactly what i envisioned, although i do know what i'm still fighting for. >> reporter: clinton not holding back. cheering the failure of the republican health care bill. >> when congress and the administration tried to jam through a bill that would have
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kicked 24 million people off their health insurance, de-funded planned parenthood, jeopardized access to affordable birth control, deprived people with disabilities and the elderly and nursing homes of essential care, they were met with a wave of resistance. >> reporter: she also took aim at a lack of diversity in washington calling out photos like this, a sea of male lawmakers in the trump white house and it didn't end there. clinton taking a jab at this contentious exchange yesterday between white house press secretary sean spicer and journalist april ryan. >> no, i -- well, no, that's -- i appreciate your agenda here -- >> it's not an agenda. >> hold on. at some point report the facts. the facts are every single person who has been briefed on this subject has come away with the same conclusion. republican, democrat, so i'm sorry that disgusts you. you're shaking your head. i appreciate -- >> reporter: clinton calling spicer patronizing. >> too many women, especially
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women of color have had a lifetime of practice taking precisely these kinds of indignities in stride. but why should we have to? >> reporter: so, i reached out to an aide close to clinton and asked if all of this signals new political ambitions. the response, quote, this is a woman who isn't going to stand by and watch other women be bullied, insulted and demeaned. michael, i will leave it to you guys to read those tea leaves. >> wow, left the door open right there in my opinion. >> feels like four months ago all over again. >> here we go. you know, now to that terrifying moment for passengers on board a plane that went up in flames during an emergency landing in peru. abc's david kerley has the latest on the investigation. good morning to you, david. >> reporter: good morning, michael. this is incredible video showing the seconds after an emergency fire and the response of firefighters and passengers and we can all learn something from this. watch this. the peruvian boeing-737 apparently made that emergency landing and veered off the
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runway to the right side and burst into flames. you can see the passengers evacuating over the wing, jumping off that wing, the slides deployed and then it appears that the fuel leaking from that right side had gone all the way back and you saw the fire truck come in and start to put that fire out. they were within the scene within a couple of seconds and passengers did move across the runway away from the jet as the firefighters worked. no serious injuries reported according to the airline and, michael, this is why when you're told to leave your bag behind and get out quickly, you get out quickly. you don't know if that fuel tank is going to explode. those are some remarkable pictures and shows how to evacuate an aircraft. >> you're right, glad no one is hurt. thank you very much. we want to get over to amy who has been tracking the overnight developments and you have a story on internet breaking news. a security scare on capitol hill. a driver struck a police cruiser and tried to run over several officers. at some point police fired shots. the fbi is now responding.
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let's go back to abc's cecelia vega with the latest. >> reporter: this call of shots fired came in just a few minutes ago. a active scene outside of the west front of the u.s. capitol building. a suspect drove a car into a capitol police cruiser. shots fired, a chase ensued. we believe at this point that it was police who fired those shots. so far no reports of injuries. a suspect has been apprehended, taken into custody. the motive right now is unclear. we know that the fbi is headed to the scene. but what i can tell you is that congress is in session right now. this has made for a tense scene. you can see right there that video just coming in. police outside the u.s. capitol escorting it appears some tourists, perhaps students away from the scene. some tense moments down at the u.s. capitol build. >> you will keep us updated. it will be easier for internet providers to collect and sell
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your internet browsing history because the house has joined the senate in repealing privacy rules passed by the fcc last year. president trump is expected to follow suit. there was an argument they place an undue burden on internet providers. michael sharp was an investigator for the united nations who was abducted along with his swedish colleague. and olympic champion michael phelps will not be asked to outswim sharks but the head of the network says they will ask him to swim under water inside a shark cage. let's go to ginger with today's weather. >> we should talk about the snow on the backside of that severe weather system. you got to see this. breckenridge ski resort, thank you, kristen, for sending this. she says, they expect up to a foot and had 7 inches yesterday. probably a few more overnight. it looks great on the slopes and up to 20 inches in parts of new mexico. let's go ahead and get to your stormy cities brought to you by
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liberty mutual insurance. . good morning. i am meteorologist, mike nicco. high clouds will return and so will warmer than average temperatures. a chance of light rain overnight and all neighborhoods will be warmest on saturday. let's take a look at temperatures. 65 at half moon bay, and 70 in san francisco. about 73 to 79 for the rest of us. can you see a few light showers tonight and milder temperatures, mainly low to mid-50s.
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breezy and cooler tomorrow, and coming up, the new stand your ground case. three teens killed during a home invasion by the homeowner's son. and the emotional testimony from former olympians in that gymnastics abuse scandal and one of the gold medalists will join us here live. gymnastics abuse scandal and one of the gold medalists will join us here live. medalists will join us here live. $1000 in cash back. great! yeah, i want to get one of those gaming chairs with the speakers. oh, you do? that's a surprise... the volkswagen 3 and easy event, where you can choose one of three easy ways to get a $1000 offer. hurry in to your volkswagen dealer now and you can get $1000 as an apr bonus, a lease bonus, or cash back.
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it's how edward jones makes sense of investing. good morning. alexis smith has a look at traffic. >> not so great, reggie. first the south bay. we have a problem, a bike down on westbound 237 just before mathilda avenue. emergency crews showed up and they have two right lanes blocked. you can see that backup is growing significantly there. avoid that stretch if you can. also, looking closely here around the u-haul truck into that vehicle in front of that, chp on the way to the scene and westbound 80 just as you approach the bay bridge toll booths there. not sure how long that's blocking but now it is an issue.
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it's milder this morning from 44 at santa rosa to san francisco, about 54. let's see how the daybreaking down. look at all that sunshine. temperatures today from 7 degrees warmer in average of san francisco to 70 and liver more and napa, 76 and 78. ten degrees warmer than average. mid-50s at 9:00. 60s everywhere at noon and 70s possible inland. all of us in the 70s at 4:00 except for the coast, 62. 7:00 it's 56 to 64. we have a slight chance of a slight shower while most of us are sleeping tonight and a chance ends 7:00 tomorrow morning. breezy and cooler tomorrow and saturday is going to be our warmest day, reggie. >> i have a feeling people are jumping up and down from that forecast. thank you. coming up, testimony of gymnastics of abuse they suffered from the hands of coaches and therapists.
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♪ oh livin' -- welcome back to "gma." that is bon jovi with the classic, go ahead, hit it for me. >> "livin' on a prayer." jump up and down. >> people are wondering why are we doing this. >> one of the greatest karaoke songs of all i'm. >> you don't have to do karaoke when you're standing up there. do you remember this? michael strahan. >> that's what you call ultimate karaoke right there and the great thing is he's going to be on later. he has a big announcement to make and you don't want to miss it. >> you certainly don't. i'd go to jail for him. >> on a loop. >> with you and -- yes, i'd go. >> your neighbors are right now, it's robin playing bon jovi at night. >> also president trump and governor chris christie are
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taking on the opioid crisis. participating in a listening session at the white house this morning as first lady melania trump honors women who have demonstrated leadership and strength presenting the secretary of state's international women's courage award. samsung is revealing its new device, its first major phone since the galaxy note 7. you'll remember some of those devices went up in flames. a lot of eyes on that event today. first this half hour we turn to that deadly home invasion in oklahoma. three teens burglarizing a house killed by the homeowner's son who police say was armed. abc's kayna whitworth is on the scene in broken arrow, oklahoma. good morning, kayna. >> reporter: david, good morning. authorities here trying to determine if the stand your ground law applies here. three teenagers shot dead and this morning, it's their friend who never touched a weapon facing possible murder charges for her involvement. this morning, three oklahoma
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teenagers are dead after a brazen burglary attempt turned fatal. >> short exchange of words and gunfire happened. >> reporter: the loud sound frightening neighbors. >> i thought it was thunder. i just heard something. i had the doors closed. >> reporter: police say it happened around midafternoon monday. three masked suspects armed with brass knuckles and a knife shattering the glass back door of this home. after an exchange of words with 23-year-old resident zack peters, police say peters opened fire with an ar-15 semiautomatic rifle killing all three teenagers. >> preliminary investigation, it looks like it was self-defense. maybe a case of stand your ground. >> reporter: peters allegedly was said to be in shock after asking the authorities repeatedly if the suspects were going to be all right. he has not been charged with any crime but 21-year-old elizabeth marie rodriguez, the getaway driver has been arrested. under an oklahoma law where someone can face murder charges
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for taking part in a fatal crime. rodriguez seen here after turning herself in is now facing three counts of first degree murder and three counts of first degree burglary. according to the affidavit rodriguez planned the burglary and admitted to dropping the suspects off at the house and then fleeing the scene when she heard gunshots. >> she was arrested by probable cause. it appears that she could have been possibly involved in the burglaries. >> reporter: the district attorney tells us that peters was interviewed and released and now they're investigating to see whether his actions were justified or not. robin. >> we'll see, kayna. thank you. we bring in our senior legal correspondent sunny hostin right now. the teens apparently did not have a gun when they were shot but this make my day law doesn't -- that doesn't matter >> that's the nickname for the law comes from that "dirty harry" movie with clint eastwood where he says make my day. it doesn't matter they didn't have a gun but what they did have they were dressed in black clothing, had masks on, they had
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gloves, they had a knife and they also had brass knuckles so the bottom line is under oklahoma law and laws across our country, if someone invades your home and you are in fear of death or great bodily harm you can protect your home and protect your family, even using deadly force. and across the board i think people are very comfortable with that notion. our homes are our castles, our homes are our sanctuaries and people just cannot come in to do us harm without consequence. >> but someone who didn't do them harm, the alleged getaway driver, but still could face murder charges. >> yeah, that's the tough one, under oklahoma law and laws across our country, if someone conspires to commit a felony and then during that commission of that felony someone dies, you can be found guilty and charged with murder. think about it this way, let's say there's a bank robbery. and everyone goes in to rob the bank and someone dies, but you didn't pull the trigger, you're still just as responsible for the death.
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>> and the homeowner's son, doesn't look like there will be charges. >> i doubt it. people are comfortable with the notion you can protect your castle. your loved ones with deadly force. >> all right. maybe you guys are going to talk about this on "the view." >> we may. we may. we have a lot of things to talk about today. >> you always do. keep it going. sunny, thank you. >> thanks. thank you, robin. coming up in two minutes the famous gymnasts speaking out abuse on the u.s. team. gold medalist dominique moceanu joins us live. that's coming up next. joins us live. that's coming up next. days weeding through w2s, pay stubs and bank statements to refinance your home. or you could push that button. [dong] [rocket launching] skip the bank, skip the paperwork, and go completely online. securely share your financial info and confidently get an accurate mortgage solution in minutes. lift the burden of getting a home loan with rocket mortgage by quicken loans. [whisper: rocket]
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olympian gymnast speaking to congress about abuse in the u.s. team and, amy, you have more and this is -- involves someone these athletes trusted. >> it does and for olympic athletes the training they endure is rigorous and intense and now there are claims young girls in the u.s. gymnastics program were subjected to sexual abuse at the hands of their team doctor. >> they were in control of
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taking my dream away in a second. >> i trusted you but i was sexually abused as were so many other athletes. >> reporter: some of the best competitors in their sport but retired championship gymnast jamie howard and jamie dantzscher are speaking out against the organization that failed to protect them. >> dr. nasr acted me as the good guy promising me relief from the pain. in actuality he expertly abused me under the guise of treatment. >> reporter: dr. larry nassar worked for 18 years for usa gymnastics. the governing body for the sport in the u.s. he is seen here in this iconic photo helping kerri strug at the '96 atlanta games. dantzscher testified about nasr's alleged abuse before the senate judiciary committee tuesday joining others with similar stories to support a new bill aiming to protect young
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athletes reporting sexual abuse. >> dr. nassar abused me at the training center in texas. he abused me in california and all over the world many times in my own room in my own bed. worse, he abused me in my hotel room in sydney at the olympic games. >> this guy is disgusting and he's a monster. >> reporter: nassar is facing 22 counts of sexual assault in michigan where he ran a clinic at michigan state university and along with child pornography charges and additional state charges stemming from alleged incidents involving a minor at his home. nassar denies all the charges. in the wake of the scandal the head of usa gymnastics abruptly resigning this month. >> it has become glaringly obvious that usa gymnastics has not done nearly enough to protect us. >> reporter: also testifying gold medal winner dominique moceanu not a victim of nassar's
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but calling for improvements to the system. >> i'd like to share background about the system that made it possible for predators like dr. nassar to thrive unchecked for decades. >> reporter: she testified that the culture at the training ranch would set the stage for this to occur. so many others giving others courage to come forward. >> now i know i'm not alone, more than 100 women have come forward and shared stories that are shockingly similar to mine. >> reporter: the karolyis issued a statement to abc news vehemently denying the allegations made against them. as part of the proposed legislation governing bodies under the usoc umbrella would be required to report allegations of sexual abuse to law enforcement and train employees on how to handle these situations. the statute of limitation for victims to sue their abusers would also be extended. >> michael. >> thank you, amy. now joined by olympic gold medalist dominique moceanu from
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cleveland and, dominique, thanks so much for joining us. you know, yesterday you spoke with congress about the verbal and emotional abuse you suffered at the hands of the usa gymnastics when you were there and can you give us an idea of what went on. >> well, there was this culture of fear that permeated the entire women's elite program for many, many years. there was a control factor. there was this sense of we can't speak up because our olympic dreams are held in these coaches' hands and these people are the most powerful people in usa gymnastics and they make the decisions if you are put on a world championship team, if you are put on an olympic team, if you get an international assignment, and anyone that didn't comply to the rules at the ranch where you had no parents there to speak up for you, you had coaches, but coaches were also afraid at times to speak up because they would take it out on the athlete if they somehow, you know, broke ranks so this culture permeated
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every aspect of our lives and it was really a culture of fear. we could not speak up and defend ourselves if we saw injustices or any wrongdoing because we were all afraid and we had this big olympic dream, who wants to throw that away by speaking up and so now you are hearing a lot more voices because women are coming out in the hundreds by dr. nassar's victims, so right now you're seeing a lot more courage in women coming forward. i've been speaking up about abuse for ten plus years and now, you know, i'm happy to see women coming forward. >> what do you think is -- what do you believe is at the center of this culture of abuse? >> well, i believe the center was always revolved around money and medals so the athlete's welfare was put in second place or third at times. that's never okay when you're in a sport and dealing with youth, that is never okay.
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the welfare of the child athlete is always number one. and we can still be successful and treat our athletes in a more humane way. >> you're advocating for change so what do you think needs to be done to make a change to the system? >> well, firstly i would encourage all the viewers to contact their senators and have support for the passing of this bill to protect all children in youth sports. this bill is going to cross a wide range in all youth sports for anyone to become a mandatory reporter if you suspect any type of abuse, not just sexual and that's huge. that would be a lot of support in the right direction. secondly, we need to make sure we are educating our community, do you know that nobody that i know of in our community is educated in predator grooming or in abusive methods and methodologies? so we have to educate our community to be aware of predator grooming. >> thank you very much, dominique. we really appreciate you. thank you very much.
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>> trying to get the word out for ten years. >> and now those are joining. coming up on the big board, why your atm card may soon be a thing of the past. plus, the hollywood heist, the actress becoming the latest victim in a celebrity crime spree. we'll be right back. im in a celebrity crime spree. we'll be right back.
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here's how it works. wells fargo has lent us the phone for the purposes of this demonstration. download the wells fargo app and come to the atm. it says use an access code and you get that here on your phone, you say i have my access code, i'm going to enter the access code now that we have here, it is an eight-digit number that is unique to you and you enter that number right here, which is what i've just done, then you come in and you say your p.i.n. number. you know you normally enter that p.i.n. when you come to the atm with your debit card. well, you still enter that number here today with this card or no card with your phone, and then you get your cash. so how much cash do we need, robin? >> you can never have too much. you never can have too much. >> okay, we'll do 20. we'll do $20 and we'll get a $20 bill. so you say, if you want to get a
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receipt you can ask for a receipt. i'm going to say no because we're doing it on the phone. i'm just waiting on the machine now. looks like it's going to happen. it's processing the transaction. >> there's no card. >> bingo, $20, just the phone. no card. all i needed was the phone, the wells fargo app and download the wells fargo app onto the phone and came here and got my $20. >> goes to show -- >> the future is now. >> cards may be a thing of the past. >> thank you, rebecca. >> lighting up my wallet. larry hackett, you're here, man. you know why you are here, because we had a celebrity crime spree, unfortunately, that's hitting hollywood. actress emmy rossum becoming the last victim from "shameless" and her home was robbed and thieves made off with $150,000 in jewelry and they got it from her safe and a lot of celebrities have been targeted lately. what's going on? >> you had the new school money disposal. this is the old school basically stealing money from people. there's a crime wave going on in the los angeles area. stars are getting hit.
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different people doing it. they don't think it's the same sort of people but you have nicki minaj relieved of $175,000. kendall jenner had $200,000 she had stolen out of her home and half a million from nick young, the l.a. laker star and biggest one so far is alanis morissette and this is not ironic, $2 million stolen from her home? exactly. >> and the authorities are saying lapd say they may, these celebrities because they are free about posting stuff -- >> they are letting people know where they are not. in emmy rossum's case she said she was in canada which is precisely the same time the burglary took place and last year we had kim kardashian flashing her bling in paris. these folk, cops are saying, might be letting bad guys know what's going on and how to get them because they're basically not home. >> they're recommending no posting. what are the police recommending? >> they're basically recommending you behave like you and i would behave, only let
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your friends into your social network. put your privacy network on friends only so not everyone knows where you're going and don't flash your bling around on instagram and social network. >> good advice. >> exactly. just wear it on the red carpet. >> it has to go back so they don't have to rob me. it's not at my house. coming up how accurate are these fitness trackers? wait till you see what we find when we measure them against the metabolic chamber that mara schiavocampo was in. come on back. in. come on back. here we go! tradition calls. it's "gotcha day!" best day ever. love you, dad. i love you too, sweetie.
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good morning to you. meteorologist mike nikko has a quick look at the forecast. >> hey, natasha. hey, everybody. mid-40s to mid-50s right know. milder than yesterday. i think saturday's going to be warmer but look at this. 70s in san francisco. antioch 79. breezy over the bodies of water today but not like tomorrow 6 to 10 degrees cooler than today and stray shower possible tonight. alexis? >> we have a pretty significant cal trandelay. we have a disabled train in the palo alto area. taken it out of service and delays up to an hour on the northbound side. some delays southbound, as well. not quite as bad and the crush of 30 minutes ago westbound 80 approaching the bay bridge toll plaza is turned off.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. line of severe storms. 18 million americans in the path. more than a dozen reported tornadoes tear through texas. we are tracking the latest at this hour. also this morning, a parenting alert. that so-called homemade slime so many kids make in your kitchen now burning an 11-year-old girl rushed to the hospital covered in bandages. what really happened? emma thompson blasts hollywood. the oscar winner takes aim at unrealistic expectations for women saying it's only getting worse when it comes to weight. why she threatened to walk off the set over the issue. ♪ the tech tool so many use to measure fitness and calorie burn. how accurate are they? we're going back in the chamber to test just how well they work. the results right here in just moments.
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♪ and get ready. katie holmes here live one-on-one opening up about the role of a lifetime playing jackie kennedy and before she hits primetime, jenna elfman here live with a very special friend. they're here to say -- >> good morning, america. >> i know. good morning, america. hump day. halfway there to wednesday and always great to have david muir here with us. doing double duty. [ applause ] >> you know, it really is great to have david here and i was like, man, david, you remind me of somebody. i just got a chance to talk to the other day and i think we have -- maybe we have a little something -- look at that haircut, man. you're looking like scarlett johansson, my brother. >> no. wait a minute. yesterday during the interview, i looked at lara, and i said, do
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we have the same haircut? >> did you say that but it was a private moment with lara and i'm checking my twitter because -- someone is like, do david and scar jo go to the same stylist. >> scar jo. >> it works for both of you. how about that? absolutely works for both of you. your prayers have been answered. jon bon jovi is calling in to the show with a big announcement. every graduate will want to hear it. you don't want to miss that. okay? [ applause ] then, my love jack hanna is with us. always brings some very special guests. and there's one of them and inside that mystery box is another one and one of us will have to put our hands into the mystery box and find out what jack has. >> rock, paper, scissors. >> i vote robin. >> for us to do that. >> so we'll see. coming up. all right, first to amy with the morning rundown. >> the other big story severe
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storms slamming the south. several homes have been damaged near dallas. at least five reportedly destroyed. 200,000 power outages have also been reported and all comes after more than a dozen tornadoes were reported across the state tuesday. capitol hill in washington a major security scare. shots fired after a woman tried to run over several police officers near the capitol. that suspect is now in custody and police say this appears to be a criminal incident and not terrorism. abc's mary bruce has the latest. mary. >> reporter: amy, we are just a block away from the capitol where this frightening scene unfolded behind me right during the height of morning rush hour. as you can see, police are still combing through the scene describing it as a traffic stop gone horribly wrong. police spotted an erratic driver and attempting to stop her she nearly struck officers and did strike one other vehicle. officers did fire shots but no
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one was injured. that suspect is now in custody. any motive is unknown but officers say they do not see any connection to terrorism. amy. >> quite a square. thank you so much. the u.s. women's hockey team has struck a deal in their fight for better pay. they were threatening to boycott the world championships but now a four year deal with usa hockey will triple their salaries. that deal with establish a group to advance women and girls' youth hockey. and certainly something they have been fighting for for some time and hoping for equal pay and it looks like they are certainly going to get it at this stage in the game. a warning to parents. i'm listening to this one about the dangers of homemade slime because it is all over my house of the a very popular children's activity. online videos show how to make it using glue, water and household cleaner borax. the warning comes after a young girl suffered third-degree burns to her hands. doctors say the slime could burn if the mixture is not properly
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diluted. and finally a massachusetts police officer is calling this the best dinner date ever. you have to take a look. he was eating alone on his break the other day when a little girl came up and asked him if she could help keep him company. sergeant steve dearth and 4-year-old lillian started chatting away as he ate his dinner. he showed lillian and her family his patrol car and gave her a junior police officer's sticker and love how it ended. she asked if she could schedule a play date with him in just a couple of days. >> very sweet. >> stay tuned for that. >> thank you, amy, so much. want a little "pop news" from lara spencer? [ applause ] thank you, robin. a lot going on. so much to choose from today. here we go. alec baldwin in the news. here's the question, alec and tina? the funny man opening up to "vanity fair" admitting when he first saw tina on the set of "saturday night live," his first instinct was to ask if she was single. he says, quote, when i first met tina fey, beautiful, brunette, smart, funny, smug and
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completely uninterested in me or anything i had to say. well, i had the same reaction that i'm sure many men and women have, i fell in love. >> ah. >> it's cute. >> she's brilliant. it was quickly brought to alec's attention of course, that tina is married, but the both would go on to become comedy soul mates on "30 rock" of course, and he is about to open up to our george -- he's talking all about the stuff because he's got an upcoming memoir called "nevertheless" coming out in april. cannot wait to read it. >> that will be worth it. >> a lot of interesting things to say. >> basis lately on "snl." >> yes, that character. also in "pop news" this morning, one of my favorite actresses, michelle pfeiffer, in case you hadn't noticed took a big break from the big screen. last time we saw her was in a 2013 film called "family" opposite robert de niro. well, now she explains why. in a new interview in "interview" magazine tells direct darren aronofsky it was
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about being there for her kids. she says, i was pretty careful where i shot, how long i was away, whether or not it worked out with the kids' schedule and i got so picky i became unhirable. now she is an empty nester with a more open mind she is ready to work. she has three movies in post production including, "mother," directed by aronofsky co-starring jennifer lawrence. >> yes. >> remember that movie with robert redford. >> oh, yeah. >> right, right. >> gosh, are you kidding me? >> so romantic. >> oh, gosh, that song. >> sad. >> based on a real-life story. >> jessica savitch story. >> i want to sing the song right now but i won't. >> sing it because we're in the middle of -- >> "because you love me." all right. let's get on with that. i got you, control room. i got you. finally, age is just a number. we want you to look at wang. a runway sensation. the man is just two decades away
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from triple digits. >> come on. >> 80 years old and a supermodel. he has been deemed china's hottest grandpa. walking for major designers during their fashion week. >> oh, work it. >> work it, man. >> work it, wang. now sharing secrets with "gq" magazine, wang is opening up about living in the moment pursuing nowness, as he calls that. works out regularly as you can tell with heavy weights and stretches for up to four hours a day. >> yes! >> go, wang. he also says he eats whatever he wants and he's learning english in case he gets his big break in a hollywood movie. >> could happen. >> you know what, moral of the story on this hump day, you are never old to dream big. >> yes. >> and the other moral -- i'll have what he's having. wow. >> i can tell you what he's having. i left it out. green jell-o cubes, pancakes and there was one other thing that
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was his favorite, cocktails. >> that was worth the wait, my friend. thank you, lara. thank you so much. [ applause ] >> nice. coming up, how well do fitness trackers stack up against that metabolic chamber? wait until you see the results. and emma thompson is blasting hollywood. we're going to tell you what she's saying when we come back. [ cheers and applause ] >>"gma's morning menu" is brought to you by chick-fil-a. menu is brought to you by chick-fil-a.
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we're back now with oscar winner emma thompson making headlines this morning slamming hollywood's treatment of women and what she calls rampant issues with weight. abc's diane macedo is here with the story. good morning, diane. >> michael, good morning. thompson calls it downright evil. she says actors and actresses are pushed to the point of literally starving themselves,
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and now opening up about a personal experience on one movie that nearly made her quit. >> true love lasts a lifetime. >> reporter: this morning "love actually" star emma thompson is making headlines for standing up against hollywood. >> it's evil what's happening, what's going on out there and it's getting worse. >> reporter: the 57-year-old actress recently opened up about the film industry's problem with anorexia on the swedish chat show. >> so many kids, girls and boys now and actresses who are very, very thin into their 30s simply don't eat. >> reporter: the oscar winner even reveals a personal story from the set of her 2008 movie "brideshead revisited." >> there was a wonderful actress i was working with and the producers said to her, will you lose some weight? she was absolutely exquisite. and i said, to them, if you speak to her about this again on any level, i will leave this picture. you are never to do that. >> each time that a celebrity
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speaks up and says, this issue is important. i am more than just my looks, she says something very important about women and girls all over the world. >> reporter: thompson joins many actresses who have spoken out on the issue of unrealistic expectations in the industry. just last week, lena dunham told ellen no matter her size she is always criticized. >> i was frustrated by it because i was, like, it really is evidence that as a woman in hollywood you just can't win. >> reporter: but while thompson is encouraging a serious conversation, she still is doing it with her signature humor. >> every time i have to go to los angeles, i think, oh, god, i'm too fat to go there. they're not going to let me in. [ laughter ] hello, you're emma thompson. you can't come in, you're too fat. now, look at you. you're old and you're fat, go home. >> you got to love emma thompson. then the doctor we spoke to says this conversation should not stop with celebrities. she says it needs to continue at home with parents of children and she stresses this is
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t.j.maxx ♪ back here on "good morning america," you know what, it's your "gma" moment time so i brought in lara because we always give you a hard time for having so many dogs and a great time but guess what, you got beat by two. times two. >> what? >> look at jennifer from atlanta. she has eight. >> jennifer. >> eight dogs. >> jennifer! >> four more. catch up. >> good. i'm comfortable with that. are those all rescues? >> she says look at me and she said, yes, they're all mine. >> jennifer, a big kiss from me to you. you make me feel normal. >> i . good morning. i am meteorologist, mike nicco. high clouds will return and so will warmer than average temperatures. a chance of light rain overnight and all neighborhoods will be warmest on saturday. let's take a look at
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temperatures. 65 at half moon bay, and 70 in san francisco. about 73 to 79 for the rest of us. can you see a few light showers tonight and milder temperatures, mainly low to mid-50s. breezy and cooler tomorrow, and how happy are you right now with jennifer? time to go back inside the metabolic chamber this morning. we're seeing how fitness track and calculators stack up against the results. mara spent 23 hours in that room and you have more information. >> good morning, guys. there are tons of apps, products and websites that claim to be able to tell you your metabolism, bmi and how many calories you're burning but just how much can you count on those calculations and could they actually be derailing your weight loss efforts? >> reporter: they're the tech tools for weight loss. online calculators and wearable trackers measuring your fitness and calorie burn. but just how accurate are they? >> everything online equations
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and, you know, devices, they only predict an estimate so it's a rough guesstimation. >> reporter: we compared their findings for me with the most precise measuring device available. this room, the metabolic chamber at mt. sinai st. luke's hospital. i spent 23 hours inside. i'm stuck in here for the next day. to determine exactly how many calories i burned. by measuring my oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide production. first up, my resting metabolic rate. basically my metabolism. the calories my body burns just to function. handling things like breathing and pumping blood. i use three popular online calculators that look at things like your height and weight. one finding my metabolism is 1,346 calories a day. another finding it's 1,345. one calculating it's 1,670. but the chamber says for me those are all off.
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my true resting metabolic rate almost 1,800 calories a day. much higher than i expected it to be. >> if this is what you do when you're not eating enough over time your body will slow down its metabolism. >> reporter: next calculating my body mass index. or bmi, considered one of the best indicators of weight-related health. according to online calculators my bmi is 25.6, in the overweight category. but after determining my exact body fat percentage using this body pod, doctors at mt. sinai st. luke's found my real bmi is actually lower, 23.4, well within the healthy range. why? because online calculators don't account for muscle mass. just take a look. these two people have the same bmi, but clearly very different body compositions. >> it's very, very important but it has major limitation. >> reporter: last, we compare our results with three popular fitness trackers.
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according to the chamber i burned a total of 3,240 calories in 23 hours. but all of the trackers significantly overestimated that number. one off by 200 calories, another off by 300. the last saying i burned 624 calories more than i actually had. >> people need to realize that they may be burning less than what they actually think they are. >> now, since we first started airing these pieces three weeks ago, a lot of people have been reaching out to me asking if they can do this. the bad news is it is very expensive and it's only in new york. the good news is there are places around the country that offer similar services, you have to search for metabolic testing and you can find places locally that will help you. >> explain again how the chamber works. >> basically it's measuring how you're breathing so it's your oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide production. since it's vacuum sealed it is taking into account, temperature, humidity, and giving you a completely accurate
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analysis without any predicting. >> really interesting on the bmi. put those two images next to each other. saying these people have the same bmi. if you're muscular you might be better off than you think. >> bmi is fascinating. because it's only measuring your height and your weight. and doesn't take muscle mass into account. muscle is heavier than fat so a body builder may have the bmi of someone who is obese when clearly they are the picture of health. it is just one indicator of health. you can't put too much stock in those numbers. doesn't paint the whole picture. >> that's going to be my excuse. >> sticking to it. >> sticking to it. but i'm curious for you, mara. you got the results. are you doing anything differently? >> i am. you know, the biggest thing for me was how many calories i'm burning. they told me i wasn't eating enough and slowing down my metabolism. >> that's great news, right? >> that's great news. >> if you find out you can eat more. >> i like that. >> that's my excuse. >> mara was saying literally you doubled your portions of healthy food. >> if i might have a four-ounce serving of salmon now i'll have nine ounces and feel full all day. it's fantastic. >> wonderful. thank you, mara.
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>> doesn't mean double the cookies. >> or wine. jon bon jovi, katie holmes, jenna elfman, all here live. [ applause ] jenna elfman, all here live. [ applause ]
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good morning to you. i'm natasha. alexis smith has a look at the traffic. >> good morning. we have a problem in the north bay. that's still causing delays here. northbound 101 right around that ma rin city offramp, lanes down due to a crash that cleared but you can see that backup goes to about 580 and a quick check outside. beautiful day. we have a lot of bright sunshine. westbound 80 still heavy heading towards the maze and no blocking issues there. >>
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just about all of us in the 50s under that total sunshine. antioch at 60. santa rosa at 48. here's the day. we are going to be 7 to 10 degrees warmer than average from 70 in san francisco to 79 in antioch. mid-50s at 9:00. 60s everywhere at noon. 60s at the coast and the rest of us hit 70s this afternoon. 50s to 60s. 56 to 64 by 7:00. a slight chance of light showers tonight. through about 7:00 tomorrow morning. and then breezy and cooler tomorrow before getting warmer again this weekend. >> mike, thank you. another abc7 news update in about 30 minutes. of course, always on the free abc7 news app. remember, join the whole team,
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reggie, mike, alexis and me ♪ i won't give up i won't give in until i reach the end and then i'll start again ♪ welcome back. >> shoe shot. >> walk the runway. >> we have to say welcome back to "gma," everybody. as you can tell, we have an incredible audience this morning. >> yes, we do. [ cheers and applause ] >> they come bearing gifts. that lovely family there gave me a pin and it lights up. look at that. isn't that cool? thank you. yes. >> my pen. >> celebrating 25 years strong. there you go. >> thank you. >> you love your pens. >> i love my pens. >> this morning we have an exclusive look at companies in america, "people" magazine's
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first annual list of companies that care. partnered up with the research firm great place to work and surveyed more than a thousand to find 9 best of the best that show respect, compassion and concern for not only their own employees but for their communities and environment as well and i was looking, there are 50 of them. i had to say i'm partial to one of them, wegmans because i worked at wegmans, i was a wegmans boy. yeah. >> what did you do? >> it's funny you should ask. i bagd bagged, and then i was a cashier and made my way over to the service desk which sounds -- i'm sure funny to all of you. i was so proud of myself and practiced the announcing, aisle 2. >> oh, my gosh. that's where it all started. >> every day you get our best. >> you have a magical voice. i'm sure shoppers were lulled into sublime -- >> customer is always right. >> yeah. >> so they're on the list. >> yep. >> number one on the list is salesforce and i've had the pleasure of spending time with them and their founder and
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chairman and ceo. that man right there, mark benioff, and they have this philosophy, 111 and donate 1% of its product, 1% of its equity and 1% of its employees' time to charity, and in the past two years, that has meant almost $68 million. [ cheers and applause ] >> yeah, 1%. >> 1%. 111 and they give their employees seven paid days off to donate time to a charity of their choice. seven paid days off to do that kind of charitable work. that's why they're number one. >> my brother used to work for that company. i like number two. ultimate software. weston, florida, based company and they invite kids from nearby special needs schools for holiday parties and include them in their homes and their lives and then they also donate $300 a year to each employee's child to pay for extracurricular activities. >> i love how these companies are doing it.
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>> the entire list in "people" magazine and support those companies. they're supporting all of us. >> number seven, st. jude. that's -- >> you've done a lot of work with them. >> yeah. [ applause ] >> and someone -- someone i've known a long time close to my heart, as well, he's up right now. he's one of our favorite performers of all time. he's on the phone, the one, the only jon bon jovi is calling in, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] >> good morning, good morning, everybody. hi, michael. >> hey, michael. >> hi. >> you're calling in. you're calling in from detroit because you're on this house is not for sale on the tour right now but i understand you have a special announcement, so tell us what you've got going on. >> well, with graduation season coming up, we were approached with a pretty unique idea about a song that i wrote for the record called "reunion" and what we're going to do is start a contest nationwide with colleges and universities today for me to
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come to your college with the band, crash it and play the song "reunion" and give some words to the graduating class of your school. and so we're doing a nationwide contest. [ cheers and applause ] >> wow. what a treat. >> so, i'm curious, okay, i've been on the school a long time. can i go back to school and get in on this? >> nice try. >> you know, michael, i've always got a tambourine ready for you. >> we saw that. >> now, this is an awesome contest for any kid out there. make sure you go on and check this out. if you could go back to school and have somebody crash your school, your graduation who, would it be? >> well, gee, i don't know. i mean, probably somebody who is smart like george washington or ben franklin but if i could have a musician come out and talk to me, i'd probably want sinatra to come back. >> oh. >> nice. >> could you imagine frank coming out and giving a commencement speech? but, you know, this idea, it's such a joyous time in america
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and for all the kids that are entering the real world and done with all their schooling and so i know having two kids graduating college this year, the joy that families that have gone through the years with their children getting ready for this moment and the idea that we would come by and we're starting this promotion today. >> it's wonderful. >> so, yeah, it's pretty neat and so we're doing it with mtvu so you can go to mtvu.com for info, and then it will be a crossover of different stuff, and we're going to team up with "gma" and you'll get to see it, you know, as it progresses. >> well, you know what, robin has her phone out. robin has her phone out already. she's swaying because she's getting ready to help. >> it's the light at the concert. >> yeah. >> i love him. i love him. >> jon, we got to say thank you.
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this is a brilliant idea. good luck with this contest and good luck for all those who enter and have a great show in detroit tonight, my friend. >> kill it. >> thank you. quick shoutout to my son. thank you. >> thank you. >> and let's feel it. we have someone very special joining us today. an act eress i have loved for a long time. very funny, very talented. star of the new abc comedy "imaginary mary," please welcome jenna elfman. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> yay. >> thank you. >> yes. >> good to see you. >> don't want to get makeup on you. > how are you? >> good morning, america. >> thanks for having me. >> hi. >> mwah. >> right here, okay.
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>> get over here. >> hi. >> good morning, america. >> good morning. >> you're good at that, by the way. when you said i'm going to say, good morning, america. you had somebody else with you. >> somebody -- they not only have a very special friend, imaginary mary co-stars with us right there. come on. [ cheers and applause ] >> so excited. >> so, can you explain to our audience a little about mary and the show idea. >> yes, so, we always have a competition of who could be the most succinct in their description with the cast. okay, so my character is a very successful pr for athletes. >> i like that. >> and but, you know, her childhood, her parents fought, it was kind of nasty, divorce and they were never there for her so she created this imaginary friend when she was 6 to kind of get her through then it went away when she became an adult. she does not want to have a relationship, doesn't want to have kids. that's a bad area for her. doesn't want anything to do with it then falls in love with this guy despite herself and he's divorced with three kids. and so everything she fears and that makes her uncomfortable comes slamming up into her face and in this moment of stress,
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she -- her imaginary friend comes back and it's kind of like her good inner voice, her bad inner voice but really it's a family show and it's this love story. his kids are charming and unique and little oddballs and it's this journey of my character finding out what is a relationship and who am i as an expanded version of this -- >> taking chances. >> becoming a real woman. >> that was a wonderful description. does everybody want to see more? >> you have an hour? [ cheers and applause ] >> canceling would have been hard to explain. they are super suspicious and awful with change. >> they sound great. >> so, what should we do? >> disney world. >> fly to disney world. >> that's a big swing. more of a huge vacation than a first meet. >> gun range. >> gun range. >> gotcha. >> something a crazy person would suggest. i meant to say burgers. >> perfect. maybe some mini golf. >> sounds fun. >> sounds awful. [ cheers and applause ]
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>> this has to be wonderfully challenging because, not really there. >> right. >> not really there, so how do you do that? >> that's what interested me about the project. when we're rehearing we have a life-size puppet and a puppeteer who is talented and comedic actress on set doing the lines for rehearsal. you have to figure out where you're moving in the scene. then they take her away when we film and i have to remember all the eye lines as she's moving and act with the other actors and remember where she is and kind of do stuff with her while engaging in physical comedy with the kids, physical comedy with mary and i just was like at this point in my career it was like a nice extra challenge where i'm kind of pulling out all my tools, you know and i was like, wow, really engaged on set and i like the challenge. it's fun. >> i wanted to share with everybody not only does she have those tools but you are a classically trained dancer. >> i had a whole life before
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acting, yeah. >> i love you. >> professional dancer. >> it was good. dance is important. it gives you good self-confidence and discipline. i always recommend it, you know? >> you carry yourself as a dancer. >> walking around. >> right. >> difference dharma. >> i remember dharma. >> you do it all and you do it all well. >> thanks, michael. >> you can see "imaginary mary" tonight, it's tonight. >> yes. >> 8:30 p.m. eastern right here on abc. and coming up -- >> tuesdays. >> tuesday. >> next week tuesdays at 9:30 from there on out. >> i said can you do it all. coming up, katie holmes is here live, everybody. there she is.
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all right, back here on "good morning america," hanna from ohio reminding us it's a great time to be alive especially because this is the first "gma" pollen report of the season brought to you by claritin. yes, we are already seeing high levels across the country. especially in the southeast. you see atlanta there. they have the tree pollen. that's what most of us this time of year are really sneezing from. so, you guys, that was pretty cool, wasn't it? hello. i'm abc 7 news meteorologist mike nikko. look at this milder start. in the 60s at noon. 70s away from the coast at 4:00. 50s and 60s at kr7. warm todayayayayayayayayayayayay
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yeah, talking with katie holmes. she is back. katie holmes back as one of the most famous women in history, jacqueline kennedy onassis starring in the new men series "the kennedys: after camelot." in this scene, she confronts jack kennedy after that incident where a young woman died in a car accident. here, take a look. >> we've always counted on you and i'm really grateful that you're here. >> teddy, jack would be so disappointed. >> oh, katie. boy. you felt it here. but please welcome katie holmes. [ cheers and applause ] >> you never disappoint and playing her, again, you said in part because you really respected the way she raised her children in the spotlight and they remain so grounded.
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do you draw inspiration from that? >> yes, i draw so much inspiration from her, from her whole life. what she -- how she influenced style, how she influenced bringing so much to the white house when she was there, so many artists were supported by her, and definitely with everything that she went through. she was so focused on keeping her children safe, protected and loved and really fulfilling their own dreams and >> she did have such an elegance. you know, first ladies, such as herself, very important work but you said also, yes, we think of her fashion and other things like that and there was one particular piece of her jewelry, her watch that you were really struck by. >> yeah, she -- well, she had such impeccable taste. >> yes, she did. >> and she was known for -- she had a beautiful cartier watch and had beautiful jewelry and we
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had -- we found an antique cartier watch just for our wardrobe because i thought that's very important because we're going to see that quite often so i fought for that. i fought for that cartier. >> did you have to give it back? >> no, i didn't. that's the best part. >> that is the best part. i love that about you, katie. also what i really am so happy about you directed one of the episodes, and last time you were here you were making your directorial debut in a feature film. >> yes. >> is this a new -- still stay in that area as well as acting? >> i do. i really enjoy it. and being a part of directing this miniseries was really exciting. it was very different from the movie that i directed. and i felt so supported by jon cassar was the other director on this and he directed our first kennedy miniseries so he really was a great partner and mentor and it was a different style than my movie so --
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>> it was. >> i really enjoy working with the actors and, you know, getting different shades of a performance out of people. >> i really appreciate how you continue to challenge yourself and find different ways to do that. now, i have to say i'm not a stalker but i do follow you on instagram. i love the pictures and you said -- you thought the kennedys would be great on social media. that they would be posting in that. >> i think they -- i think that they would be. i think, you know, joe kennedy was great at that, at getting jack into the office and i think that they were just very good at media at that time and they were the first -- he was the first president to let cameras into the white house so i'm sure they would have adjusted with social media as we have all been trying to do. >> well,thank you as always. your presence in that and just really very happy for everything that continues to go your way. [ cheers and applause ] >> thank you. >> and "the kennedys: after
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camelot" premieres sunday night on reelz with a "z." jack hanna is next and some special friends all live. come on back. "gma's" pollen report is brought to you by nondrowsy claritin and clarispray products. ♪
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we've ever climbed. and now, they've come together to create something you've never felt before. introducing the glc coupe. part suv. part sports car. all mercedes-benz. ♪ ♪ the cactus? >> wow. >> wow. >> we are back with jack hanna, the director emeritus of the columbus zoo, and he has brought some special guests, some of which you can hear. doesn't exactly warm my heart to see a big white bandage on your finger. >> it is a terrible -- working with animals all my life and a cactus got me. >> not an animal. >> i almost lost my finger. operated on it. it's a long story. oh, jeez. >> we better get to it. >> all right. so let's talk about the first guy, i'm assuming we're going to
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start right here. >> this is a serval cat from cat. >> serval. >> only one that can get in the grass and go like this 10 to 12 feet in the air and grab a bird flying. front and back legs are different lengths. >> look at that video. >> we got a chicken in here or what's going on? >> we know a lot of animals, a lot of cats hunt by scent but he hunts mostly by sight. >> a lot of times sight and sound because he'll follow herds of elephants and animals. 60% follows with his hearing underground where the elephants touch the earth. >> let's get to that sound that we heard. doesn't sound like a chicken to me. >> this animal that you're seeing there. everyone, look at it closely. >> oh, my gosh. >> today it's probably the most prehistoric bird in the world, a seriema from south america, everyone. i guarantee you this goes back toward the dinosaur era. when he gets something to eat he takes a lizard or snake and
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has to find a rock. watch what he has to do. bam. wait, wait. viewers, it's a rubber lizard. it's not a real one. >> it's just a toy. >> like watching the wwe. >> no. >> it's funny. it's amazing. >> very beautiful. that's what he does in the wild. finds a lizard and snake and has to find a rock, everyone. stop it. >> how do they communicate? is that how they -- >> you're lucky because -- >> they don't sound like birds. >> very rarely they do that. you're lucky everybody heard that. >> they're giving me a wrap. they want me to do the mystery box which i was hoping to run out of time. but, so here's a box that has allegedly has a nonbiting and nongross animal in it. >> but you got to be careful. >> i, god. >> i don't mean that. what you have to do, everyone, is this animal does go into a ball when you touch whatever it is. >> it's not going to -- >> they have a baby -- in four months they'll have a baby. the relative of this animal, the dinosaur era weighed 4,000
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pounds. >> i'm not going to put my hand in that box. [ laughter ] >> i'll do it. i'll take one for the team. >> come on, lara. >> okay. >> oh, god. it's my hand. that's my hand and where is -- oh. [ laughter ] >> i'm scared of you too. >> can we see what it is? >> what do we have? >> we have to see what it is. >> what do we have, jack. >> oh, it's just a little baby. >> it's a little baby armadillo. >> we'll be right back. you were scared of that little baby. >> just a little baby.
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so, that is a baby armadillo and this is jack hanna. we thank you for terrifying us once again. we love you. have a great day, everybody. jack hanna's "wild countdown" saturday mornings, most abc stations. don't miss it. countdown" saturday mornings, most abc stations. don't miss it.
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good morning. it is 8:59. i'm reggie aqui. and meteorologist mike nicco, i think you will like what he has cooking. >> i hope so. we will have a lot of sunshine. warmest day so far this week. mid-50s to near 60 degrees on the way to 65 to 70 coast and san francisco. 73 to 79 for the rest of us. a chance of a stray light shower possible tonight until tomorrow morning. breezy and cooler tomorrow. saturday's the warmest day. >> okay. a look at drive times. mike, doing fine southbound 101. westbound 580 okay. northbound 101 between the 280 and 680 merge and highway 85 a crash near montague up to 38 minutes. reggie? >> i think it is lunch outside today. time for "live with kelly." we'll be back with the midday news.
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the reporting on news app and >> announcer: it's "live" with kelly." today, oscar winner viola davis. and we catch up with actor james mcavoy. plus we get in the ring with ufc champ amanda nunes. and christian slater is our co-host. all next on "live." [upbeat music] ♪ >> ♪ i don't know ♪ who's gonna kiss you ♪ when i'm gone >> announcer: now, here are kelly ripa and christian slater. >> kelly: hi. >> christian: hello. yeah. >> ♪ i don't ♪ want to think about it >> kelly: i can't hear the song. >> christian: i know. [cheers and applause] >> christian: [indistinct] >> kelly: thank you. >> christian: i'm doing my best. >> kelly: thank you. [cheers and applause] >> christian: oh! >> kelly: oh, yeah. thanks a lot. hi. hi. hi.

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