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good morning, america. breaking overnight, president trump unveils his new strategy for afghanistan. >> we are not nation building again. we are killing terrorists. >> he admits to an about-face keeping american troops in the fight but vowing this isn't a blank check. the reaction this morning as he heads to arizona for a campaign-style rally bracing for thousands of protesters. breaking overnight, high-speed train crash, a commuter nightmare. dozens injured outside philadelphia. >> we got people down all over. >> all riders on board injured. the investigation right now. breaking news for our viewers in the west. life-threatening flash floods hit the heartland sparking water rescues overnight. people pulled from the hoods of
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their cars and now the severe threat moving east. 25 million americans in its path. ♪ and blinded by the light. the great american eclipse captivating the country. millions watching coast to coast sharing in the splendor but now many asking, what did we do to our eyes? ♪ blinded by the light ♪ revved up like a deuce another runner in the night ♪ ♪ blinded by the light >> and good morning, america. another great song but so many people watching that eclip that seeing spots was one of the top google searches afterwards. i know my family, we were all concerned. did i do something to my eyes? but george stephanopoulos doesn't have to worry because what were you doing during the eclipse? >> i took a little nap. i was awake for most of it but one person was not taking a nap, the president. i wonder if he's seeing spots. he looked right at. they were yelling, don't look. he did look. we hope he's okay this morning.
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of course, hours later he did give his primetime speech on afghanistan outlining his strategy for america's longest war. he says it's a dramatic shift from the past and certainly a dramatic shift for him. for years he argued for pulling out saying the war couldn't be won. the big questions. what is victory? how many more troops will it take and how long will it take? we'll talk to ambassador nikki haley about that. but let's get first to our senior white house correspondent cecilia vega for all the reaction to the president's afghanistan speech. good morning to you, cecilia. >> reporter: amy, good morning to you and the president is tweeting this morning in the wake of that speech saying that the future of our country is strong. now, he did not specify the number of troops that he wants on the ground in afghanistan. he did not specify a withdrawal date, but he did make a rare admission. he says he was wrong about america's longest-running war. in a rare primetime address to the nation, president trump unveiled a new afghanistan strategy with a rare admission, a flip-flop. >> my original instinct was to
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pull out and historically i like following my instincts. but all my life i've heard that decisions are much different when you sit behind the desk in the oval office. >> reporter: the president who once said the war in afghanistan was a complete disaster that warranted immediate withdrawal -- >> let's get with it. get out of afghanistan. >> reporter: -- is now committing american troops to a fight there for the foreseeable future. >> we are not nation building again. we are killing terrorists. >> reporter: taking aim at the enemy. >> they are nothing but thugs and criminals and predators and that's right, losers. >> reporter: and also at pakistan. >> we can no longer be silent about pakistan's safe havens for terrorist organizations. it is time for pakistan to demonstrate its commitment to civilization, order and to peace. >> reporter: he's following the
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advice of his generals who argue the only way to ultimately beat back the taliban and isis is with more american boots on the ground. >> we will not talk about numbers of troops or our plans for further military activities. conditions on the ground, not arbitrary timetables, will guide our strategy from now on. repor trying to turn a new page on one of the worst weeks in his presidency after accusations that he divided the nation in the wake of charlottesville. now president trump is talking unity. >> when we open our hears to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice, no place for bigotry and no tolerance for hate. >> reporter: the republicans, like paul ryan and john mccain, are praising the president's speech but one kentucky republican congressman thomas massie says, take a look at
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this, "i had hoped the afghanistan war would end soon but now it's inevitable that babies born during the war will be deploying to the war in 2019." the taliban is also responding this morning in a statement, a taliban spokesman calls the president's speech on afghanistan unclear and old, george. >> okay, cecilia, thanks very much. let's get more from america's u.n. ambassador nikki haley. she joins us from the white house this morning, ambassador haley, thanks for joining us this morning. >> good morning. >> the president said we will win in afghanistan. but he didn't define victory, so can you define victory specifically for the american people? >> well, i think what we're trying to do is defeat terrorism of all kinds and i think in afghanistan what it's become is a safe haven, but it's not just about afghanistan, it's also about the region and so i think what you're seeing the president and the generals do is basically say, look, let's stay focused. let's look at the terrorist attacks that we've -- that could happen on american soil but let's go after terrorism and i think what you heard last night was strong, it was solid. i was in the national security
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council meetings which there were multiple meetings. i saw the process of where it went. i saw this president ask a lot of questions and i saw him want to go in a different direction and i think it's a direction that's good for the country. >> but ambassador haley, as you know, we've been there for almost 16 years going after the terrorists so i repeat my question, what is victory? >> will, i think victory is obviously that we want to see that we're defeating terrorism. we're defeating taliban. we're defeating al qaeda. we're defeating isis and i think what you're going to see is with this plan, it's not going to be like the past 16 years where you knew how many troops and where and what, it's going to be very calculated. it's going to be very strategic, but more importantly, it's not going to be based on time. it's going to be based on results and i think we've seen results like that, if you look at our -- the way we're taking on isis in syria and iraq, if you look at the way we've handled north korea, this is all very results driven. it's not about the talk. it's about getting things done. >> but as you know a lot of
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people hear that and they hear no ceiling on troops and timetable and think it's a blank check. >> it's not a blank check. i can assure you, the president would never allow a blank check which is why he started in the beginning saying this war has gone on too long. 17 years is too long and we have lost too many lives and spent too much money. this approach will be very different. what you won't hear is the details. if the past we had administrations that have given out everything we're doing, when we're doing it and how we're doing it. you won't hear that now, but you can rest assured that our generals are very strategic, our generals are very ready and we'll lift up the afghan forces. that's the goal but we're also going to lean on the region. pakistan can no longer be a safe haven for terrorism. india needs to step up and do their part. we're going to have our nato allies very much involved in this and we're going to push to win. >> i want to move on. the president also talked about the need to heal our divisions at home. when you were governor of south
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carolina after those horrific charleston murders you took on the white supremacists and you took down the confederate flag and you spoke out when the candidate trump was very slow to disavow david duke and the kkk. i want to show what you had to say then. >> we saw and looked at true hate in the eyes last year in charleston. i will not stop until we fight a man that chooses not to disavow the kkk, that is not a part of our party. that's not who we want as president. we will not allow that in our country. >> eventually candidate trump did disavow david duke and the kkk. but what were you thinking last week when you saw the president blame both sides for the violence in charlottesville? when he said that many very fine people were marching with the white supremacists. >> well, i picked up the phone and i had a private conversation with the president about charlottesville and it was taken very well. what i will tell you is there is no room for bigotry and hate in this country.
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i know the pain that hate can cause. and we have to -- we have to isolate them the way they want to isolate others. >> did the president understand he made a mistake? >> i think the president clarified so that no one can question that he's opposed to bigotry and hate in this country and that when our soldiers go out and fight they fight unified. we need to make sure we're a country that's unified back home. >> yet, he still says that taking down confederate statues is foolish. you took down the confederate flag from the statehouse in charleston. >> well, you know, it was the state that decided but what our focus was the confederate flag was a living, breathing thing. it was representative of the here and now and there was no place for that, especially after we saw nine people murdered with that -- with the killer raising up the confederate flag and so that's why we brought it down. when the issue of monuments came up in south carolina at that same time, we knew that we couldn't take down every monument or change every street sign or change the name of every university because there's history all throughout south carolina, but instead what we did is we worked with the mayor
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of charleston to work on building an african memorial and an african museum and that's what's happening right now, so it's not just about what you take down but what you proactively do to lift up your state and country. >> ambassador haley, thanks for your time this morning. >> okay, thanks so much. also this morning, president trump facing more fallout from his charlottesville response. our new abc news/"washington post" poll showing j28% of americans approve of how he t us handled charlottesville. handled charlottesville. 56% disapprove and last night, house speaker paul ryan speaking about the president's response saying, he quote, messed up. and in the wake of the charlottesville events the mayor of phoenix has asked the president to postpone his campaign rally there tonight. however, the trump campaign is moving forward, and our chief national correspondent tom llamas is there in phoenix with all the latest on that. good morning to you, tom. >> reporter: amy, good morning the mayor of phoenix who is a democrat has begged the president not to come here. he feels the timing is too close
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to char loetsville and there's a real fear that things could explode tonight. here's why. the president will speak here, just behind me at the convention center. his supporters are going to be here. you can see they're setting up some of the concrete barriers. about a block away, tens of thousands of protesters, all types, people like pro-immigrant groups but also the antifa, they're not afraid to destroy property. police staff will be full. the big question, will president trump pardon former sheriff joe arpaio? he was one of the biggest names, one of the strongest early supporters of president trump. he was convicted of contempt of court. he's one of the biggest supporters of president trump. he tells abc news he's not been in contact with the trump campaign. he's not coming here. but if the president chooses to pardon him, of course he'll
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definitely take that. amy. >> all eyes on phoenix, tom. thank you so much. the latest on the investigation into the trump campaign and russia. a key figure behind the controversial dossier detailing unsubstantiated allegations about the trump team's ties to russia is set to speak with investigators on capitol hill today and brian ross is here with the story. good morning, brian. >> reporter: good morning, george. republicans in congress today will step up efforts to find out who and what was behind that controversial so-called dossier that claimed so far without substantiation that the trump campaign colluded with the russians to hack into democratic party computers and worse. a key witness is due on capitol hill today. glenn simpson, a former journalist who specialized in money laundering and russian organized crime, and then led the private investigation of trump and russia last year. this is how simpson described what he does at a recent film festival. >> i call it journalism for rent. >> reporter: simpson first began his efforts when trump was
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running in the republican primary. according to political operatives, simpson was initially paid about a million dollars by wealthy republicans and then more later by democrats who both wanted him to dig up dirt on trump and plant negative news stories. the 35-page dossier on the so-called russian connection to trump with some very salacious allegations, including unsubstantiated claims about trump in a moscow hotel room, was not completed until just before the election. and then provided to journalists, the clinton campaign and the fbi, all to the outrage of donald trump. >> i saw the information, i read the information outside of that meeting. it's all fake news. it's phony stuff. it didn't happen. >> reporter: now, many republicans in congress are working to discredit the dossier and simpson. >> we will also pursue details about mr. simpson's role in this event and the creation and circulation of the dossier that started this whole controversy. >> reporter: congress also wants to talk with the former british spy who simpson hired to investigate trump's so-called
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russian connection, christopher steele, but so far he is refusing to talk. steele has met with the fbi and provided agents with the names of his sources about the allegations in the dossier. allegations the special counsel continues to investigate, george. >> a lot of fronts for that investigation right now. thanks very much. now to that breaking news from overnight, dozens injured in a train crash outside of philadelphia, when a high-speed train ran into one that was parked at that station. authorities are now investigating the incident and abc's gio benitez is there on the scene with all the latest. good morning, gio. >> reporter: amy, good morning to you. we're talking about 42 people injured in this crash. i want to step out of the way so you can zoom in and take a look at that train right there. it's got the yellow police tape around it. the investigation very much under way. >> accident involving trolley. >> we got people down all over. >> reporter: overnight, ambulances rushing to a pennsylvania train station after 42 people were injured in a crash on a high-speed rail line. >> i have about six or seven seriously injured people on the
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trolley. >> reporter: officials tell us a late-night commuter train barrelled into a parked railcar as it pulled into its final stop outside philadelphia. >> we got to the terminal. i stood up and, smack, hit the other trolley parked. >> reporter: witnesses say there was no sign of a problem before the train suddenly slammed into the other car. >> my face hit the wall, put a big hole in the wall and then i went straight down. i blacked out. there's blood everywhere. >> reporter: all of the riders on board were hurt in the crash, including four with serious but nonlife-threatening injuries. earlier this year a similar scene. four injured after a septa train failed to stop causing multiple derailments. this morning, septa officials are investigating why today's train didn't stop in time. and back out here live, you can see that train right there, investigators are still looking at it. the good news right now, all of those injured passengers are
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expected to recover, george. >> thank goodness for that. gio, thanks very much. now to new developments in the navy tragedy. divers have found some remains this morning as they search for the ten sailors missing after a u.s. destroyer collided with a tanker. abc's bob woodruff is tracking it all from singapore. >> reporter: this morning, the malaysian officials are reporting they have recovered remains and may have found others. >> until we have exhausted any potential of recovering of survey source or bodies the search and rescue efforts will continue. >> reporter: one of the missing sailors identified as third-class petty officer logan palmer from decautr, illinois, his family telling abc news -- the navy destroyer collided with an oil tanker early monday morning after the coast of singapore.
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leaving a gaping hole in the ship's hull causing water to rush in and flood it. without question, the straight of malacca is the busiest and a quarter of the world's oil is shipped through here. in this area it is only about a mile and a half wide so when you look at it, you realize why it is the most dangerous choke points for shipping in the world. five sailors were injured in the collision including naveen ramdan who was asleep when the vessel was hit. his mother said he broke several bones in his hand. this is the fourth navy mishap in the pacific this year and the second major crash in two months. the head of the naval operations is ruling out nothing including cyberintrusion or sabotage in the investigation. now, the navy has called for an operational pause, which means it will conduct a full safety review and all u.s. fleets all around the world. george. >> okay, bob woodruff, thanks
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very much. all right, some serious weather headlines to get to. ginger out in nashville has much more on life-threatening flash floods. >> this morning, part of kansas city, missouri, amy, is under water right now. i want to take you to the pictures. overland park fire department says 16 water rescues. kansas city officials can't keep up with the calls, they've been inundated as 10 inches of rain wells and did this some three it's going to be a long day ahead in kansas city.
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good morning. check out this beautiful morning unfolding from our east bay hills camera. today brighter and warmer than yesterday, not only because we don't have the eclipse, but we'll have fewer clouds in the afternoon. low clouds and fog develop tonight. inland heat wave begins this weekend. temperatures along the coast into san francisco, mid-to-upper 60s. mid-to-upper 70s around the bay and 80s inland. we'll be back in the 55 to 63-degree range tonight. our warmest days saturday and coming up here on "gma," a new twist in the unsolved disappearance of natalee holloway. the teen who vanished 12 years ago on a high school trip there. a possible new discovery. her father is speaking out on "gma." speaking out on "gma."
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hey, good morning to you. i'm natasha zouves from "abc7 mornings." a final audit of levi's stadium's finances has both the niners and santa clara claiming victory. city officials say the numbers show the 49ers owe them nearly $42 million and the niners say it's more like $150,000 and are accusing mayor lisa gilmore of grandstanding. now alexis has a check of your commute. good morning. [ inaudible ] some traffic stuck, because i don't know how to do that. we've got back to school in orinda today, that's for sure. i don't kn are we going toow ,get traffic? just a whole lot of school buses. there we go. we do have a pretty big issue in the santa cruz mountains here. so, northbound 17 near glenwood drive, trying to clear up a rollover crash in the far left
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lane. looking at about an hour drive coming from highway 1 into los gatos. pretty typical through the bay bridge toll plaza. we did have an earlier crash this morning but we have bounced back. natasha? >> all right, alexis, well done. we'll get to meteorologist mike nicco right after this break.
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we begin mostly cloudy this morning, 54 in half moon bay to about 65 in san jose. here's my accuweather seven-day forecast. warmer today, warmer tomorrow, a step backwards thursday, and then look at the heat wave that's going to develop inland friday through at least monday. natasha? >> all right, mike, thank you. coming up, natalee
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for a free sample, call 1-877-get-tena. welcome back to "gma" and take a look at this incredible image. that is the total solar eclipse from space. you see the shadow of the moon over the earth. and, you know, the international space station tweeted out that millions saw it from the ground. but only six, six people on the space station got this view from above. >> wow. it was an incredible sight yesterday. also right now, reaction coming in to president trump's speech on afghanistan. the president changing his strategy, committing troops for the foreseeable future. following his generals' advice. but not giving specific numbers. and the president is now heading to arizona for a campaign rally there tonight. thousands of protesters are expected. and 25 million are on alert for severe weather today as those dangerous storms that sparked rescues overnight move east. record-breaking rain hitting kansas city, waters there riding nearly 18 feet.
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>> and we're going to have more from ginger later. but now, we're going to get to that new lead in the mysterious disappearance of natalee holloway. you remember, she was the high school student who disappeared on a trip to aruba in 2005. and her father is speaking out about a new finding that some believe could crack the case. juju chang spoke to him. she joins us now, good morning, juju. >> after more than a decade of false leads and dashed hopes natalee holloway's father says he is as skeptical as anyone. but he also insists he's helped uncover human remains, potentially explosive new evidence. it's putting his daughter's disappearance back in the news. the question is, is it real? and will it be enough to re-open an investigation? for 12 years, natalee holloway's disappearance has remained an unsolved mystery. the 18-year-old went missing while on a high school graduation trip to aruba. now, natalee's father dave says his 18-month investigation with private detective t.j. ward has yielded a breakthrough, thanks to an informant, including what they insist are human remains.
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>> i had already conditioned myself that this was not real. and i was literally shocked that they were human remains. >> the informant led you to these remains. >> that's correct. >> along with the person that was friends with joran van der sloot. >> reporter: van der sloot, the man last seen with natalee after a night of drinking before she disappeared. the 30-year-old is now serving time in a peruvian jail for killing a different woman. many say natalee's parents were victims of a botched investigation from the start by aruban authorities. >> little did they know. they were up against the whole aruban government. there's never closure when your loved one is murdered, okay. i know that. but at least they would know that they have her remains, and she could be buried. >> reporter: natalee's father says he won't give up on finding the truth and getting justice for his daughter.
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so what is it that you're hoping to get out of revisiting it? >> well, it's my daughter. and you want to find out what happened. and it's like this. are you going to sit on your wallet and stay home and worry yourself sick with medical bills and chest pains and not sleeping at night? or are you going to get up and go and do it and -- >> try to find answers. >> find answers. >> reporter: the controversial discovery, part of a six-part series "the disappearance of natalee holloway" on the oxygen channel. >> i didn't even know it. >> no one really knew. >> reporter: the series chronicles holloway's quest to find those answers and includes witnesses speaking out for the first time. >> i remember seeing natalee in a white car driving away. the window was rolled down so we could see it was her in the back of the car. my impression was, oh, great, she found a ride back to the hotel. that's the last time i believe i saw her. >> reporter: natalee's father says it may take weeks for the crucial remains to be tested for in ya match to natalee.utha
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our mind? in your heart? >> it will be the end of a long, long journey, but we're not there yet. >> and there are now reports that aruban officials are denying the discovery of human remains in the area. holloway refuses to disclose the dna testing center in the u.s. but just to complicate matters, aruban authorities say if human remains were taken out of the country, it's not only inadmissible, it's a crime. but natalee's dad still says this is the closest he feels to the truth. >> and we'll have a lot more on "nightline." >> mm-hmm. >> juju, thanks very much. coming up next, a mom's massive victory against johnson & johnson. the lawsuit involving a common household item and possible cancer risks. dr. ashton is here to weigh in.
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and we're back with that blockbuster ruling against johnson & johnson, a jury ordering the company to pay a record $417 million to a woman who claims its talcum powder caused her ovarian cancer. abc's rebecca jarvis is here with those details. good morning, rebecca. >> reporter: that's right, amy. good morning to you. a massive victory for one woman against johnson & johnson. the $417 million judgment reached after a nearly month-long trial. there were more than 1,000 other people who have filed similar claims about johnson & johnson's baby powder.
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this morning, pharmaceutical and consumer giant johnson & johnson ordered to pay $417 million to this woman, 63-year-old eva echevarria, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer ten years ago and is terminally ill. she says she started using the company's famous baby powder when she was 11 years old and only stopped using it last year after seeing a story about a possible link between the talc used in the product and ovarian cancer. >> do you have any fear you might die here? >> yes. >> reporter: a jury watching the grandmother in this videotaped deposition, her lawyers saying she is on her deathbed and currently toin court. >> i have a grandson and he's 5 years old. and he loves me so much. >> reporter: according to the latest lawsuit, echevarria claimed she developed ovarian cancer as a direct and proximate result of the unreasonably dangerous and defective nature
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of talcum powder. echevarria testifying that if the company had labeled their product with a warning, she would have stopped using it. >> eva would like to get the message out to other women in the country. >> reporter: this is just the latest in a series of lawsuits johnson & johnson has faced from women with similar claims. last year juries in three different missouri trials awarded women combined damages of over $300 million. >> i'm hoping that johnson & johnson will listen to us and give us a warning and give other women a warning. >> reporter: but, according to the medical community, the evidence of a possible link is unclear. the american cancer society saying, it is not clear if consumer products containing talcum powder increase cancer risk. johnson & johnson telling abc news, while it sympathizes with the women and families impacted by this disease, it will appeal
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the verdict saying, it is guided by the science, which supports the safety of johnson & johnson's baby powder. and johnson & johnson is also preparing to defend itself at those other trials but, of course, for consumers, amy, still many questions. >> exactly, rebecca. thank you. so to answer some of those questions, let's bring in our senior medical contributor, dr. jennifer ashton. so obviously the big question is just how safe is this talcum powder? >> this has long been a concern in gynecology back 17 years ago when i was an intern we were trained, you know, try to avoid it. there may be an associated risk. it's controversial. some studies in the medical literature show as high as a 33% increased associated risk of women who use talc in the genital region and ovarian cancer. talc has been found in the ovaries and lymph nodes of those with cancer. we know it's a chemical irritant. however, flip side, if talc really were that causative in cancer, we, surgeons, have talk
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on our gloves, and we're putting our hands into bodies every day. and there would be likely a much higher rate of ovarian cancer. the american cancer society has said it's not clear that there's an associated increased risk between this particular type of ovarian cancer and we have to remember a woman has a 1 in 75 chance of developing ovarian cancer. multiple factors are associated with that risk. it's very, very difficult to pinpoint one factor with a cause of cancer. >> so, any tips for the american consumer when using talcum powder? >> you know, i think we have to remember frequency and dose. it can be safe when used on other parts of the body. it is not meant to go in the body via any orifice. so it should be kept away there that area. but, again, it's very controversial. >> all right, dr. jen, thanks so much as always. we appreciate it. george. >> important information there. and coming up on our big board, millions across the country watched that history-making eclipse. many asking today what did we do to our eyes?
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♪ we're glowing in the dark i love this song. on today's "big board" -- all the fallout from the nationwide eclipse yesterday. millions of us stopped what we were doing to see the spectacle. but it also came with some headaches. >> from hours-long traffic jams to some health concerns now, abc's diane macedo is here with more on the excitement and what people are talking about in its aftermath. good morning, diane. >> good morning to you. so the moon blocked the sun for just a few minutes. but cars blocked each other for far longer.
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we're taking a look at some of the most insane looking at it on social media and google and the results are fascinating. this morning, in the shadow of that amazing eclipse, twitter is clocking more than 6 million tweets about the great american eclipse. and over on facebook, nasa's live stream had more than 29 million views. and it was much more than just digital traffic. some of the first people in the country to see the total eclipse in madras, oregon, had to wait four hours to get out of the parking lot. was it worth it, 20 hours? >> yes. >> yes. >> reporter: in rigby, idaho, where nasa set up, there was bumper-to-bumper traffic for more than 20 miles. perhaps many had this song on repeat. ♪ nothing i can do, a total eclipse of the heart ♪ >> reporter: youtube views of bonnie tyler's "total eclipse of the heart" video skyrocketed. hundreds of thousands were watching and listening to the song as the eclipse made its way across america. on itunes the song jumped to number one, beating "despacito."
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on twitter, interest for the eclipse was nationwide. but just look. the most tweets followed roughly the same path as the path of totality. on google, all day long the top solar eclipse question, how to view the solar eclipse without glasses? so maybe it's not surprising that one of the top searches after the eclipse was "seeing spots." oh, yeah, and we got new data from google right after the eclipse, the search for how do i know the eclipse has damaged my eyes spiked more than 4,000%. the number of people searching "eyes burning after eclipse" increased by more than 2,000% and the fastest rising search, "eyes hurt after the eclipse." there's a reason you wear the glasses. >> we were all sharing glasses in my family. and a couple of times, oh, no, i looked. and you're afraid, but is there any precedent for this eclipse hypochondria? >> there is, actually. people tend to freak out a little bit after an event like this and we saw in '99 when
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england had an eclipse, there was a hospital that reported getting 1600 phone calls. and they only found six cases of retina injuries. so just because you think you might be feeling something doesn't mean you actually did any damage. >> what are the symptoms? you should worry about. >> there are some. that's important to mention. two big ones to look out for experts say are blurry vision and blind spots in one or both eyes. a few other things to look out for. color-blindness, distorted vision. if you see a straight line and it appears wavy. and intense headaches. none of those things are normal. if you experience any of those, consult a doctor. it's not something that will be a little bit of discomfort. a little bit of discomfort.b if you're really that worried, call your doctor and get a little reassurance. >> diane, thanks. good advice. >> thank you, diane. coming up here, a surprising new report, why severe allergic reactions are on the rise. does your environment have something to do with it? dr. ashton will be back to talk about that. and new revelations about whitney houston's troubled past and love life.
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welcome back to "good morning america." ginger here in nashville. and we are experiencing a gorgeous morning. but it is going to open up. the skies will become stormy later tonight, 7:00, 8:00 here. and i've got to show you the severe storms forecast for much of the nation actually. from kentucky to new hampshire, you're in that slight risk area. now, if you look at the enhanced risk where there will be more chances for damaging wind and even smaller hail, utica, scranton is in there outside of syracuse and albany, kind of squeezed in between. but you could see damaging wind
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anywhere. within this region. pittsburgh and charleston both included there. the other thing we have to mention, harvey, the remnants of it moving through the yucatan. it could redevelop and bring itself, at least with heavy rain to corpus christi, southern parts of texas. as we head into the weekend. that's all brought to you by bush's baked beans. let's go ahead and get a check
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hey, good morning to you. i'm natasha zouves. let's get right over to meteorologist mike nicco with a check of your forecast. hey, mike. >> hey, tasha. hi, everybody! hey to the more than 36,000 students in the mt. diablo unified school district. a little cloudy this morning, 60, but warm sunshine and 86 by the end of the day. have a great first day. 60s along the coast, san francisco, 70s around the bay, 80s inland. pretty typical summer day, but it's going to get hot starting friday through the weekend. alexis? yeah, we're starting to see those back-to-school volumes on the roads over the last couple weeks as well. not looking terrible right here. westbound 92 across san mateo bridge. want to show you some drive times quickly. 680 southbound walnut creek to dublin 23, an hour and 12 minutes southbound 101 santa rosa to san francisco. finally recovering, northbound 17 between highway 1 and los gatos.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. breaking overnight trump unveils his new strategy for the war in afghanistan admitting to an about-face. keeping american troops in the fight while vowing this is not a blank check. the reaction this morning as thousands of protesters take on his rally. whitney houston. surprising new revelations about the pop music icon. revealing her struggles began long before we knew. the new documentary sharing accounts of the singer's dark past, troubled love life, and her relationship with her daughter. health alert. a stunning new report on severe allergies. dangerous reactions to foods like peanuts increasing by five times. why the uptick in numbers? and what to do if your child suffers a serious attack. dr. ashton is here with
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life-saving tips. plus, "bachelor in paradise" star demario jackson opens up. >> it was hard to go high, but -- >> in an emotional intview about corinne speaking out to chris harrison after the scandal that stopped production. all that as we say good morning, america. ♪ and good morning, america. we hope your day has started well. >> happy to have you all on this tuesday. and so many are gearing up today for their final summer trips. and we have some great travel hacks from packing your suitcase to the best day to book a flight. here's a clue, it is coming up this week. >> so it's not tuesday. >> it could be any day. but first, top story in our morning rundown. president trump has laid out his new strategy for afghanistan, saying we will win. but not saying how long it will take or how many troops it will take. and later today, he's heading to phoenix for a rally stirring up controversy and concern. has warned the the president to stay away. but our tom llamas already on
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the scene. good morning, tom. >> reporter: george, good morning to you. several businesses and government buildings here downtown phoenix are going to close up early. just behind me is where the president will speak. you can see they're setting up some concrete barriers. protesters will be a block away. they're expecting tens of thousands of protesters. the mayor of phoenix, a democrat has begged the president not to come. he feels the emotions are still too raw after charlottesville and could be rupgss. >> my original instinct was to pull out and historically i like following my ipgs tints. but all my life, i heardtha t m. when you sit behind the desk. in the oval office. we will not talk about numbers of troops or plans for further
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military activity. >> the other big story line we're following out of phoenix this morning, tens of thousands are expected to protest here, one thing that could ignite flames even more would be. if president pardons the former sheriff here joe arpaio. critics say he's used racial profiling tactics when he was sheriff here. the president has indicated to fox news that he's considering pardon for arpaio. joe arpaio says he hasn't been in contact with the president. george. also in our morning rundown dozens injured overnight in a train crash outside philadelphia. abc's gio benitez is there. good morning, gio. >> reporter: george, good morning. we know that 42 people were injured in the crash. that's all of the passengers on this overnight train.
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i want you to take a look at some video right now. because that train actually hit an empty trolley at around 12:15 this morning. dozens of emergency response vehicles were on the scene, medics wheeling patient after patient into ambulances. at least four people had serious injuries. some passengers said they were knocked out by the impact. but the good news right now is that all are expected to make a full recovery. and taking a look right now at that train, you can see it has that yellow police tape around it. investigators are looking at it right now trying to figure out what caused this crash. george. >> okay, gio benitez, thanks very much. amy, you have other headlines. that's right. there are dramatic moments overnight following a deadly earthquake. this happened off the coast of italy. rescuers pulled a 7-month-old baby alive from the rubble. you can see the baby right there. his face is blurred in the video and we've just learned his brothers had been rescued, as well. the magnitude 4 quake struck the resort island of ischia monday. at least two people were killed. thousands are now homeless. the navy says divers have found the remains of some of the ten sailors missing after the
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"uss john mccain" was struck. divers gained access to the flooded compartments of the ship today. the navy ordered a rare pause in operations to investigate the recent collisions at sea. tempers flared in charlottesville, virginia, at the first city council meeting since a white nationalist rally erupted in violence. angry residents blasted the police response to the protests and shouted down city officials for allowing the rally in the first place. the council later voted to cover the city's confederate monuments with black fabric to mourn heather heyer, the counterprotester who was killed. bill cosby is making a change as he prepares to be retried on sexual assault charges this fall. he has hired a new defense lawyer, the same attorney who successfully defended michael jackson against child molestation charges. cosby's retrial is set to begin in november. and finally, it appears the increasingly popular avocado has been hiding a secret. what's actually now being called a nutrition gold mine.
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researchers in texas say we've been throwing out the best part of the avocado. they say the seed husk is packed with all sorts of useful nutrients that can be used in consumer products and even medicines to treat everything from cold sores to cholesterol. one compound of the husk could also be a cancer fighter. not really edible so they have to grind it down and figure out how to get it to us. >> this is serious. >> yeah, it's a real thing so avocados are even better than we thought. >> that is good news. coming up here, new revelations about whitney houston's troubled past and video we have not seen before. also ahead, the important conversation you need to have with your kids about staying safe on campus before they head back to college. and we have lara spencer upstairs. >> hello, miss amy. and dr. ashton and a surprising new report showing food allergies on the rise. she has lifesaving tips just ahead. stay with us. and a great audience. hi, i'm paul.
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♪ and the trumpets they go [ cheers and applause ] there's that camera. welcome back to "gma." very happy crowd here this morning. on this tuesday morning, lara has "pop news." >> i do. good morning, george and amy, and good morning to you. so yesterday we told you that taylor swift had mysteriously scrubbed every one of her social media accounts clean. none was shut down but not a single post left. her fans speculated it had to do with a solar-eclipse-themed announcement, about possibly a new album. well, today, another mystery for
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swifties. a single post on taylor's instagram, twitter, tumblr and fay facebook accounts. the same post. here it is. yes. yes. ten seconds long. no audio. just a strange light that some says looks like a reptilian tail moving. >> it looks like a snake. >> right, some reptilian tail. and then one of taylor's favorite video directors joseph kahn who did four of her videos retweeted the post and added a smiley face, george, i think we're on to something. uh-huh. sounds like a new video coming, taylor. [ cheers and applause ] >> what brilliant marketing. we're all talking about it. >> why i'm not leading up the abc news investigation department is beyond me. >> "pop news" investigation? >> this is, and i believe, it is solved. the man who discovered taylor swift, who runs her label, told e! the thing with taylor is when she's ready to let you know she'll let you know. >> yeah, she's a master of marketing.
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>> master at marketing but until then spencer is on the case. [ applause ] and i know, let's talk more about the eclipse, please. [ cheers and applause ] please! just a few of the celebs who were just like us, out there with the goofy but necessary glasses, witnessing the spectacle. former president george h.w. bush watched with four generations of his family. also posting their shots, sir paul mccartney -- oh, that's julia louis-dreyfus. i knew this was going to happen. bear with me, everybody. but our favorite was sarah jessica parker whose enthusiasm -- there's paul mccartney. >> nope, that's paul mccartney. >> all right. let's try this again. sarah jessica parker, she posted this picture -- oh, that's me. all right, i had a feeling. sarah jessica parker, oh this is the video. >> i've never seen -- it doesn't make any sense.
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it's happening, you guys, it's happening. oh, my god. >> there's the corona. >> there's the corona. oh, my god, there it is is! there it is! >> it was worth it. it was worth the wait. >> there's also a picture of her. just try to imagine sarah with the glasses on. we have to give a shoutout to elizabeth banks, who obviously was watching "good morning america" yesterday on our instructions on how to turn a cheerios box into a personal eclipse viewer. and amy schumer, obviously a "gma" fan, as well. there she is with her cereal box. it really worked. i got a lot of help. lady gaga wondering if there were anybody up there watching us watch them saying, yeah, and then kristen bell said she was watching from a new york city street corner sharing a pair of glasses with strangers. and posted that she's so happy that there are still things that can bring us all together. >> i liked that, yesterday. it was a shared experience.
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>> it was fun. it was fun. >> you powered through that. >> i predicted it. i'm not only an investigative reporter but i'm also a mind reader. i knew that was going to happen. finally here we go. to an app that will serve you up the perfect partner on the tennis court, yes, baby. this one is called easy tennis it's been nicknamed tinder for tennis. because it works similarly, pairing you with men or women, based on your tennis skill level, your location, your availability. the company launched this week in london by ganesh rao, he's an entrepreneur who won a brand contest. it was purchased by easyjet. they said it was very much in love. a love match if you will -- >> ba-dum-dum. >> -- with its brand and plan to expand it to coaching, tennis vacations. 3500 players have already signed up. make it 3501. that's "pop news." >> thank you, lara. >> thank you very much.
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>> whoo! [ applause ] we're going to turn now to our "gma" cover story. some surprising new revelations about the life of whitney houston, the new documentary "whitney: can i be me?" sharing never before seen footage of the pop star. and revealing her personal struggles. "nightline's" juju chang is back with more on this. good morning, juju. >> good morning, amy. good morning, guys. think about it, her voice is still instantly recognizable. whitney houston's musicality and her marketability helped her cross over and win millions of fans. and yet, this new documentary suggests her biggest struggle was with her own public persona. it is an up-close look at what happened backstage, her love life, and her relationship with her daughter, bobbi kristina. ♪ the greatest love of all >> reporter: she was the glamorous pop princess with one of the greatest voices of all time. and now, a new showtime documentary shows you a private whitney houston, the public
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didn't know. filled with never-before-seen backstage footage from her 1999 world tour. ♪ jump jump jump >> reporter: filled with new insights into her troubled life. when the world first met whitney houston, she was a wholesome, church girl, gospel singer. >> yes, but -- >> reporter: that was the image. >> absolutely, but she came from the hood. >> i grew up in newark, new jersey. and in east orange, new jersey. >> the brothers knew the dealers in new jersey and they were older and they were using and then one day they introduced her to that. >> we were always, like, being together. and her falling behind me, we -- i taught her to drive. you know. we played together. you know and everything that you do together as you are growing up and then when you get into drugs you do that together, too. >> reporter: that drug use eventually passed down from one generation to the next.
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♪ just want to say clap your hands ♪ ♪ clap your hands >> reporter: she was an absentee mother. >> yes, and i think with all the negative parts that that means. >> bobbi kristina and i have a great relationship. we really do. and i'm very, very proud of that. i cherish it. i try to talk to her at least three times a week, although it's very hard to talk. it's worse to talk sometimes than not to. >> reporter: there may have been distance between whitney and her daughter, but for years, she and her childhood friend robin crawford were inseparable, leading many to speculate about their relationship. >> the mother actually said at the time that she would like whitney to marry a man because the rumors of her and robin were so severe and so intense. >> this wasn't her world. i mean i brought her into this madness. she goes, why am i the target? what did i do? >> reporter: the film's title "whitney: can i be me?" suggests she never could.
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and that perhaps is what destroyed her. >> i always think, if she were in orange today, she would be fine. everything would be lovely. she probably would still be here. ♪ find your strength in love >> it's true, chills. that voice. the filmmakers also uncovered a letter written by one of the whitney world tour bodyguards, with a dire warning about rampant drug use on the tour. he says he was then fired. the film also dispelled some of the whitney mythology that it was fame or bobby brown that ruined her. the film points out she dabbled in drugs in her early teens long before she fell for the bad boy singer. and while many of her close friends spoke on camera, the family did not want to comment on the film. >> can't blame them for that. >> fascinating. >> what a gift she had, though. >> she was so talented.
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>> all right, juju, thanks so much. "whitney: can i be me?" airs on friday on showtime. and you can see more of juju's report tonight on "nightline." let's go to ginger who is still in nashville for us. ginger. here in nashville on a beautiful morning with storms way later today. we wanted to bring you your "gma" moment. this is just a time to smile or do a little giggle. we weren't the only ones with our sunglasses on. there were pups all across the nation that were ready for the eclipse. and we wanted to show a couple of those photos. thank you, helen, for getting those on my facebook and this is ari in idaho falls. made a ton of new friends having those glasses on. shared them. send yours to me on my facebook page so good morning. check out this beautiful morning unfolding from our east bay hills camera. today brighter and warmer than yesterday, not only because we don't have the eclipse, but we'll have fewer clouds in the afternoon. low clouds and fog develop
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tonight. inland heat wave begins this weekend. temperatures along the coast into san francisco, mid-to-upper 60s. mid-to-upper 70s around the bay and 80s inland. we'll be back in the 55 to 63-degree range tonight. our warmest days saturday and c back here with dr. jen nd c ashton for a "gma" health alert about food allergies. there's a new report that shows severe reactions to some foods that have shown a striking increase just in the past decade. this is really something. why are we seeing it? >> we don't know, george. the possible theories here, maybe something in our environment. the way the food is grown or processed or something within our bodies and immune system, overuse of antibiotics, but all we can say is the numbers are up dramatically. take a look at this chart. this shows the most common food allergies. of course, peanuts still leading the bunch with about 26%. but what everything pretty much on this list, and when you look at the last item, other unspecified foods in this report over 33% of documented allergies to food.
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so we don't know. >> a big we don't know right there. usually you associate it with kids and try to find out what's going on. they can develop as an adult. >> more common earlier in life but my mother and i both developed our life-threatening food allergies at age 37, so we're seeing it all across various age groups. >> life-threatening. >> i had an anaphylactic reaction once. >> that's the word we hear all the time. what are the symptoms that people should -- >> so, we have to be clear. food allergies sends a person to the e.r. in this country once every three seconds. i like to describe the categories of allergies, three, kind of categories. skin, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular. if you look at this list, these are some of the common severe symptoms. swelling around the face and mouth, trouble swallowing, shortness of breath or wheezing, and a drop in blood pressure which, of course, can result in cardiac arrest. but to be clear, some people gastrointestinal is their main symptom. we have to be clear. the use of an epinephrine auto
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injector is life saving. it's not used enough. when i had my anaphylactic reaction, george, i was actually afraid to give myself this auto injector. i want everyone to know how to use them. these are mine. i do carry two and that's my medical recommendation. always carry two in case the person giving it to you misuses it and you need another one. you pop open the top. you take off this blue protective covering. now this is loaded and live and ready to go. you jam it. and i say jam into the upper outer thigh because sometimes you do have to go through clothing. once you hear that click, you hold it in place for ten seconds and then promptly go to the emergency room to be clear. this is literally a matter of life or death. >> that's if you have the plenty. but if you didn't know you had the allergy and you see one of these symptoms you got to go to the emergency room. >> absolutely and in the er we give epinephrine, we give anti-histamines, and steroids. but this is the lifesaver. >> let's go over to lara. we'll turn to "bachelor in
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paradise" star demario jackson opening up about the scandal that temporarily shut down production. in an emotional interview with host chris harrison. abc's diane macedo is back with a first look at that. good morning to you. >> lara, this is the moment that viewers have been waiting for because we will finally hear directly from demario after accusations of sexual misconduct. tonight demario is telling his side of the story, touching on everything from what the cameras didn't show to what happened when he got home. it's already one of the most dramatic seasons of "bachelor in paradise" ever. >> it's kind of like a chill all over "paradise." >> reporter: millions of viewers tuned in last week witnessing the jaw-dropping moments after the show was shut down amid sexual misconduct allegations surrounding corinne olympios and demario jackson. >> can i steal you for a minute? >> me? >> yeah. >> reporter: production soon resumed. this time without olympios and jackson. >> i hate to do this. >> no.
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zbrr -- >> reporter: this season we heard from everybody in the cast. >> i feel like it was tough on all of us emotionally, producers, crew, cast. >> reporter: everyone that is except the two at the center of the scandal. but that's about to change. tonight, demario returns to the show to tell his side of the story. >> it was -- it was hard. >> reporter: detailing the moments he said his life changed. >> so what happened on the first day with corinne? >> you know, we got turnt up. we were at the bar, hanging out. one thing leads to another and we're making out. >> reporter: from the start, it looked like love was in the air between jackson and olympios. >> by the end of day one, i might be able to find my wife here. >> this is 30 minutes into paradise and it is already going down. >> reporter: but now in the wake of the scandal, one of the show's most controversial stars appears riddled with emotion. >> i never once thought that i would be here like today speaking to you guys in the middle of a crazy scandal. never once. >> reporter: he describes his first encounter with olympios and what the cameras didn't show you. >> this was like in bar terms. we just got to the club and were
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already about to get out of there. >> reporter: demario's even opening up about what happened after "paradise." and the surprising media firestorm that was waiting when he got home. >> i remember calling my dad, and was like, man, i got kicked off. and he was like, oh, this reality stuff isn't for you. >> reporter: and "bachelor in paradise" airs tonight at 8:00 p.m. eastern right here on abc, and then next tuesday, corinne will get her chance to tell her side of this story. and this is one of those controversies that's really followed the show and viewers have really tried to wonder what really happened that day. even contestants there have not been able to give a clear explanation. so viewers are hoping to finally get that after hearing both of their sides. >> chris harrison on it. thank you so much, diane. coming up, your getaway guide to last-minute vacations. stay with us.
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good morning. i'm jessica castro. a intended to intimidate an east bay city has instead brought neighbors together in defiance. residents rallied together at the islamic center of alameda last night after learning of the flier. it shows a swastika and woman wearing a hijab. it was first spotted on sherman street sunday morning. the incident follows last week's vandalism at temple israel at alameda. we'll continue following this story. let's get a check of traffic with alexis. hey, good morning. a new problem san francisco, northbound 280 just before the 101 merge. we have a crash off on the shoulder but definitely causing some delays. then 101 is slow as well. so, unfortunately, either route is going to add some time to your commute. quick check of the bay bridge toll plaza, thinning out on the left-hand side and congested
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jessica? >> all right, mike, thank you. we'll have another abc7 news update in 30 minutes, always on [ cheers and applause ] welcome back to "gma." listen to that audience behind us on this tuesday morning. okay, we're all playing with these fidgets right here and there's a new article in "the washington post" saying the fact that we're doing this right now proves that it is no longer hip. basically. the kids all did it. my kids have them in every room of our house but i guess adults are starting to use it. >> andrew has one, sorry, honey, i just outed you. and my daughter said, hey, that's my spinner. and i said, no, that's andrew's. now it's not cool in our house either. >> the minute an adult takes over a kid's fad -- what is the other one, facebook? >> facebook is the first one,
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kids are now like, facebook? >> ava won't do an instagram story now because i'm on it. >> punishing me. >> doesn't tell you how to do your instagram. >> oh, well, she makes fun of my instagram all the time. sometimes on the public page. >> reading this article. kids aren't using emojis because we are now? >> that's not true. >> that is not true. my kids speak fluent emoji. that's how we operate. but it highlights that fidget spinners have made their way into apartment buildings and -- you don't use one. >> i just did now but we were talking earlier. our kids have picked up. i don't know if yours have as well, '90s television shows. >> big time, yeah. big time. [ applause ] it's so true. >> harper watched all of "friends." i'm not proud of this, now that i'm saying this. she does her home work, as well. "how i met your mother." all those as well. >> "gossip girl." >> "grey's anatomy."
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my kids are watching all the shows i watched -- they're asking me, do you remember? >> i'm sort of glad, though. it's such a part of the fabric of our generation. it's something you have in common. >> it is. >> have you seen "riverdale" so i'm trying -- >> that's the archie comic? >> "gilmore girls" is the other one my daughters love. she told me she wanted us to have a more "gilmore girls" relationship. i don't even know what you're talking about. i didn't see it the first time. they're all into it. >> so they're stealing our trends, too, right? >> right, exactly. it works both ways. >> '90s being nostalgia. not sure what i think about that. >> "golden girls" making a huge comeback. on this. [ cheers and applause ] a lot of the younger -- >> they never left. >> i know, it is great. as we're talking about all of these wonderful, wonderful shows that we all watched. how about we have a little fun. we're going to play a theme song from one of these shows and see
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if we can guess which one it is. all right? are you guys ready? all right. so let's listen to this. ♪ whatever happened to predictability ♪ >> full house. >> wow. >> fast. >> all right. number two -- ♪ show me that smile again >> "growing pains." >> definitely. number three. ♪ you take the good you take the bad ♪ >> "the facts of life." >> we've got a fourth one. ♪ sometimes you want to go where everybody knows your name ♪ >> "cheers." so great. we have one more, too. let's go for it. ♪ >> "that '70s show." >> "that '70s show." >> very good. >> wow, very good. [ applause ] >> "cheers" is the best ever. >> "cheers" was a good show. we got to take a quick break and come back with a conversation about campus safety before they head back to college. >> and "gma" getaway guide.
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what you need to know about the upcoming cheap flight day and simple suitcase solutions for your trip.
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[ applause ] we are back now with a "gma" parenting alert. as your kids head to college there are families now having important conversations about sexual assault. something on people's minds after the baylor university scandal. and abc's deborah roberts is here with more on all of that. good morning, deborah. >> good morning, amy. well, it's one of the most critical conversations parents can have with their college-bound kids given that 80% of sex assaults happen to young women under the age of 25 college campuses all over the country are grappling with this difficult issue, particularly baylor university, which has been under the harsh glare of controversy. >> in a new lawsuit against baylor university -- >> reports of rape and sexual assault. >> reporter: it was a stunning sex abuse scandal that rocked waco, texas. >> the major cover-up involving players. >> reporter: and collapsed a college administration. >> the head football coach being sacked. the university president ken starr demoted.
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>> reporter: sexual assault survivors at baylor university say the elite, conservative christian school tolerated a culture of sexual violence and assault by some student athletes. >> this is a place that had not had a lot of success in football but i think once they got a taste of it, nobody wanted to make changes to address these issues. >> reporter: mark schlabach along with paula lavigne, reporters from espn, reveal all the painful details of baylor's missteps, and the victims who say the school turned a blind eye to their assaults in a new book, "violated." what about the young women? you interviewed many of them. what did these experiences do to their lives? >> it changed them completely. they needed help, and they weren't getting it. they were in need of someone to take them seriously. >> it's not just a baylor problem. and it's not just a college football problem. it's a national epidemic. >> reporter: in fact, the u.s. department of education is currently investigating complaints against 161
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institutions for their handling of sexual violence investigations on their campuses. >> there is an incentive for admissions to keep sexual violence quiet. schools don't want to be known as the school where sexual violence happens. >> reporter: according to reports one in five female students are sexually assaulted while in college which makes it a critical time for today's youth. >> what's oftentimes forgotten about is what happens to these women. they end up having extreme anxiety, they end up experiencing symptoms similar to posttraumatic stress disorder. >> reporter: as for baylor university, it tells and we are deeply sorry to all those who have been harmed. adding, we have made significant investments to prevent and deal with the scourge of campus sexual violence. what's your best advice to parents based on what you've learned? >> we should be teaching our sons, look, not only should you treat women well, if you see something happening, you need to step in. and that's a message
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that we need to be giving to the men and women who are going on campuses. >> such an important message for as she said young women and men. baylor and many other colleges after years of having complaints that they were not taking these complaints seriously now have policies in place to help students stay safe. but it is key, amy, that students are always aware of their surroundings and things that may feel uncomfortable. that they should report them if they see them. >> deb, you are a mom who has a daughter headed off to college this week for her freshman year. do you have advice for parents and their college-aged children? >> i have to tell you. weave been nervous even before we zipped the suitcases up. we talked a lot and first of all first and foremost you need to have these conversations and talked about alcohol. so many of these assaults happen around alcohol but the experts say there are some key tips we do want to sort of talk to our kids about. first of all to trust their instincts. if they think that something is wrong, it probably is. to identify the campus resources that are in place. a lot of these colleges now do
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have things and policies and people in place to try to keep them safe. and most important, amy, we talked about this before. it's to intervene. if they see something happening maybe intervene themselves or get an authority figure to intervene. if y s eoom>> so important. we mentioned your daughter and you said it earlier. talking to your sons, as well. this is everyone's problem. >> not just women but young men can do a lot about not condoning this behavior. >> deb, thank you very much and good luck to your daughter. i'm sure she doesn't need it. let's head back to ginger in nashville. >> and, amy, it turns out not only was the eclipse a beautiful or science and america f but as so ntmany folks were looking up there was something just as cool if you looked down. this video is from one of the old students that i went to school with. a meteorologist now a ph.d. up in colorado and has his kids there, his neighbors and see the crescent shapes, those crescent shaped shadows. what you're seeing is
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defraction. another science lesson, so exciting. it's kind of like the pinhole box that everybody made. takes that light, focuses it in, and defracts. and you can see a reflected image of what's coming through so that's the sun and the moon and the crescents even with those rough edges you could use a wicker b good morning. we're starting mostly cloudy with a brighter lunch and a warmer afternoon on the way in your 12-hour day planner. here's a look at my accuweather seven-day forecast. we've got an inland heat wave developing friday into next week. ke >> this report brought to you by chanel. lara, let's get back to you. >> thank you, ginger. you look fabulous out there and we are getting ready for "gma's" getaway guide. the end of summer is sneaking up on us. but there is still time for a
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quick trip. and rachel rothman is here with simple solutions for suitcase packing. i'm getting an assist from haley because it's her 7th birthday. let's get right to this. write this down. tomorrow is called cheap flight day. meaning it is like the best day of the year to get flights. why? >> exactly. so you were just saying it's the end of summer. it's actually the unofficial start of fall right now. so kids are going back to school. demand is lower on flights so right now a great time, tomorrow in particular to purchase those tickets. >> i believe it lasts three days but tomorrow being the peak of that. >> yes. >> so if we're going to travel, some cool new suitcases out there. >> "good housekeeping" institute we tested all of these and these are novel solutions. the first one is the biaggi at $70. cute, colorful items and this, we love it goes from this size and when you're at home or in the hotel it goes down to this. >> wow. >> it's super simple to close it up and found that easy. testers found it easy. >> it's awfully cute. and it has the wheels. and they go all different ways.
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>> it zips from the top and lay it flat and opens like a suitcase so both options. >> write that down. it's a great tip. this is ingenious. a suitcase. >> this is the rise portable shelving luggage system. with this one you would pack it all up, make sure not to overstuff it and put the larger items like your shoes and stuff on the bottom. work your way up with smaller items. and it collapses. so no wrinkles, no nothing. put it in the shelf when you get to the hotel. you hang it up. you take it down like this and voila, it will go into that size, simple to lug. >> sign me up. come on. if you don't want a whole new suitcase. come on. come with me, haley. here are some packing solutions. >> i love these organizing solutions. this is the specter cube set and with this one it's translucent in the front and you know what's inside. three items inside, small, medium, large to fit all your things in it.leanab makes organizing supersimple. when you get to the hotel those grimy draws you don't want to
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put your things in, you simply put it in this, and unzip it, and have all your stuff there. >> three for three already. >> love, love, love. >> this is a way to not lose your luggage and also get a charge at the same time. >> yes. a little more pricey but packs in so many features. you see it's charging right now. i've been sitting on an airport floor charging my phone. staying near it. this, you always have a charge on the go. it has an -- >> oh, it has -- >> a port. >> charging our phone and has an app associated with it and a scale built in so you can measure your bag and weigh it before you get to the airport. it's also able to track your location, so if you were ever to forget it. and right now you can see this one is tracking us and it sees we're in times square right now. >> so you cannot lose this bag. >> you cannot lose it and lock it and unlock it from the app so really, really smart. great solution. they're coming out with a whole new line. the series 2. so a bigger one. this one, a laptop bag. >> do you need to charge the suitcase?
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>> you do. you need to get it charged up beforehand but then after that you can charge your phone up to six times. >> very helpful for a frequent traveler. finally the reason haley is here. would you just demonstrate for us the jet kids. this is a really cool thing. >> i have a 10-month-old so i know traveling with kids can be a bit of a hassle. you want them to be comfortable so right now it's her 7th birthday so good for up to 7 years old. during takeoff, you stow it underneath. you can put the kids' items under it and then you open it up and little kids can use it to lay down on a long flight. super comfortable. older kids can use it as an extended leg rest. >> how do they lay down? >> really littleagine a 2-year-. >> got you. got you. >> and this foam comes inside of it? >> it does so everything is housed within it and you're able to put the kids' items inside and flip it over and so simple to set up. >> most importantly, is it comfortable, haley? >> what do you think? >> yeah? >> thumb's up from the birthday girl. thank you. i love this segment. on travel. >> making things a little bit simpler. >> yes, absolutely. we appreciate that. thank you so much.
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>> announcer: so wouldn't you like to know what trendy diet and health products really work? what's the deal with sparkling water, coconut oil, and vinegar? and what if we told you some of the naughty foods you stay away from are good for you. is it worth it? back here on "gma." we're going to talk about it now. this groundbreaking program, girls who code. it's helping bridge the gender gap, empowering them by teaching them about technology. mara schiavocampo checked in on one of their classes for this story. >> i want to be a computer programmer. >> i want to be able to help people. >> i want to make a change in my local community using technology. >> reporter: these students
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aren't your typical computer programmers. >> this could be it. >> reporter: this coding class is for girls only. it's one of 80 immersion camps across the country run by the organization girls who code. this morning, they're busy programming robots to perform choreographed dances to hit songs. ♪ red wine it's all the brainchild of this reshma saujani. >> i would go into robotics classes and computer science classes and i would see, like, hundreds of boys clamoring to be the next steve jobs or mark zuckerberg. and i was like, where are the girls? >> reporter: in 2015 women held 57% of all professional occupations yet they held only 25% of all computing occupations. and the numbers are even lower when considering women of color, latinas and black women hold only 1% and 3% of these jobs.
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saujani wrote "girls who code" specifically geared to young girls. is it that the interest isn't there or don't see the opportunity there? >> i think girls are interested. we do a poor job of showing girls the connection between technology and making a difference. >> were you interested in technology before this? >> no, not really. >> so then why are you here? >> because my friend did it last summer and she said it was the best experience she had. and i wanted to do it, as well. >> now seeing so many different girls with the same interests as me it's really amazing. ♪ you're going to hear me roar >> girls who code, they embody like bravery and respect so i feel like "roar" really symbolizes that aspect of girls who code, which we were really attracted to. >> they're walking out not only knowing how to code, but being fierce, and confident, and brave. >> reporter: for "good morning america," mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. >> great program right there.
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hi. good morning. i'm jessica castro from "abc7 mornings." let's check in with mike nicco and how the weather's doing out there today. hi, mike. >> hey, jessica. hey, everybody. lack of cloud cover, the lack of the eclipse means a little bit warmer this morning from 59 half moon bay to already 70 out in brentwo brentwood. here's a look at temperatures today. 80s in inland neighborhoods, mid-to-upper 70s around the bay, mid-to-upper 60s along the coast into san francisco. here's my accuweather seven-day forecast. summer is not over, especially inland starting friday. alexis? >> okay, we are crawling along northbound 101 at the 880 merge in san jose. a couple of earlier crashes have cleared, but we're just having a tough time bouncing back. so, checking drive times here, no major delays. southbound 101 to the airport. northbound 880 highway 38 to the maze, 10 mens, and northbound
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