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>> mario. >> luigi. >> i don't know. thanks for watching this >>goorngerica.ching this hope you're well rkesent trump controversy overnight as he heads to the scenes of those deadly shootings. president trump lashing out overnight, targeting democratic candidate beto o'rourke before heading to beto's hometown el paso this morning. and the new clues in dayton. what happened moments before the shooting? nation on edge. overnight, panic in times square when a motorcycle backfires, igniting fear of an active shooter. and in utah, another false alarm sending people running. one-two punch. flash flooding and severe storms stretching from the plains to the northeast, and now millions bracing for a new round of storms this morning. abc news exclusive -- the family of the young woman
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killed by sharks while snorkeling in the bahamas now breaking their silence. >> jordan said, mom, there's another shark coming, and that's the last thing that jordan said. >> the change they're calling for to make sure this doesn't happen again, only on "gma" this morning. rideshare solution. as parents brace for the school year to begin, the new way to get your children as young as 3 where they need to go. lucky to be alive. >> i'm in the middle of quebec trying to get my sos to work. >> the pilot crashing into the wilderness, recording everything he did to survive. how he led rescue crews right to him. his survival story this morning. and celebrating a literary legend. tributes pouring in for toni morrison, the nobel prize-winning author whose novels changed america. and we certainly do say good morning, america.
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so many celebrating the life of toni morrison this morning. she had such a way with words, in fact, i posted this on my instagram when she said your life is already artful waiting, just waiting for you to make it art. you know, she was 40 years old when her first novel was published. that was in 1970. >> which is amazing. she's such a trail blazer, the first black woman to win the nobel prize in literature. >> also awarded the medal of freedom from president obama in 2012. we're have more on that coming up. we start with president trump. he's under pressure, facing protests as he heads to dayton and el paso to meet with first responders after those deadly mass shootings. it could be a tense day. the president already targets his critics on twitter. kyra phillips at the white house with the latest. good morning, kyra. >> reporter: good morning, george. some members of the el paso community not necessarily rolling out the welcome mat for the president's visit citing his history of inflammatory rhetoric so now as he prepares to deliver
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another message of unity president trump is also ramping up attacks on one of el paso's own. hours ahead of his trip to the border town of el paso, texas, president trump lashing out at former congressman beto o'rourke, a staunch critic of the president and one of the most high-profile members of this grieving community. >> people in el paso by and large do not want to see him here. understand he is part of the problem. part of how we got to this point. >> reporter: the president tweeting, o'rourke has a phony name to indicate hispanic heritage telling the 2020 democratic candidate to be quiet. o'rourke firing back in a tweet of his own saying, 22 people in my hometown are dead after an act of terror inspired by your racism. el paso will not be quiet and neither will i. those comments from the president happening on the heels of his own calls for unity amid tragedy just two days ago. >> now is the time to set destructive partisanship aside.
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so destructive. and find the courage to answer hatred with unity, devotion and love. >> reporter: meanwhile this morning, many people in the el paso community are uneasy about the president's return to the city. >> why would he want to come? he has promoted a lot of this -- all this anger. he has promoted it across the nation, and he needs to stop. >> reporter: on the front page of "the el paso times," the biggest newspaper in this predominantly hispanic community, an open letter written by the paper's editor inviting the president to, quote, change your view of our border community, asking him to experience this city with a deep tradition of racial harmony and writing, the hatred that came to us came from an outsider. it did not come from el paso. today's visit marks the president's second trip to el paso this year. in february, he held a rally talking about undocumented immigrants and the border wall, even with el paso being one of
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the three safest major cities in america. george, the fbi now considering federahaterime and federal 21-year-old suspect, which, as you know, carries a possible death penalty. george? >> kyra phillips, thanks very much. robin? >> as we know, george, the president will also visit dayton this morning, the scene of that deadly mass shooting where nine people were killed. this as we learn new details about what happened in the moments before the gunfire. abc's eva pilgrim is there and has the latest for us. good morning, eva. >> reporter: good morning, robin. we knew the shooter and his sister came here to the oregon district, and at some point, the two got separated. this morning for the first time we are seeing those moments before he opened fire on this bar. this morning, police are investigating this surveillance video from inside a dayton, ohio bar obtained exclusively by cnn.
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in the video cnn says you see 24-year-old connor betts who allegedly killed nine and injured dozens more the moment he enters a bar with his sister and a friend more than two hours before the massacre wearing shorts and a t-shirt. he's seen here stopping by the entrance and speaking to the bouncer at the door before exiting reportedly just before 1:00 a.m. minutes later returning wearing a mask and wielding an assault rifle firing into the bar across the street. among those he killed, the sister he was reportedly with just moments earlier. police in the alleged shooter's hometown of bellbrook, ohio, reading a statement on behalf of his family. >> the betts family is shocked and devastated by the events of sunday morning in the oregon district and offer their most heartfelt prayers and condolences to all the victims, their families and friends. >> reporter: the fbi is saying the gunman had a fascination with mass shootings. his ex-girlfriend telling us that on their very first date, he showed her video of a mass shooting.
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michael? >> all right, thank you so much, eva. with all of that, the country is on edge after those mass shootings. there was a scary moment right here in times square overnight. hundreds running and hiding when they heard a loud bang thinking it was an active shooter but really it was a motorcycle that backfired. gio benitez is outside here in times square with the very latest. good morning, gio. >> reporter: michael, good morning to you. so many were enjoying a night out here in the crossroads of the world, times square. then suddenly they heard that sound and caused total panic. this morning, it's a sign of the times. watch as a typical evening in times square turns into panic. >> all of a sudden i heard like this kind of muffled pop. i was, like, oh, what was that? >> reporter: that pop, a motorcycle backfiring, but hundreds of people thought they heard gunfire and they run for their lives. the chaos captured at multiple angles on live treatment from earth cam webcams. >> i had had about one or two seconds to like think, oh, is this really happening and i just started booking it.
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>> reporter: it happened before 10:00 p.m. last night. some taking cover inside stores and restaurants. this image taken inside the disney store. >> i watched, like, five or six people get trampled, and it was pretty much a stampede of people sprinting as fast as they could. they were knocking over tables, knocking over the chairs. >> reporter: the nypd reassuring the public that there was no active shooter tweeting, please don't panic. the times square area is very safe. it was a similar false alarm outside this mall in utah. here a sign had fallen making a large bang. the resulting skirmish yet another symptom of a nation on edge. and here in times square we just learned this morning that six people were taken to the hospital last night. they had minor injuries, but it's yet another reminder that you have to be thinking about exit plans. michael? >> thank you so much, gio. people definitely on edge. you saw the injuries just from that incident here in times square. >> that's true, michael.
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the shooting in el paso and the one at the gilroy garlic festival just a week and a half ago are leading to growing concerns about the domestic terror threat.investigating the food festival shooting as a possible case of domestic terrorism. chief justice correspondent pierre thomas has more. he's there in washington for us. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: robin, good morning. as the fbi seeks a motive in that garlic festival attack, they're trying to determine if the killer was pursuing some kind of sinter ideology. that mass attack being investigated as a possible act of domestic terror. authorities revealing the suspect allegedly planned to target churches, religious groups, governments and political parties. that means two possible acts of domestic terror in less than a week. the el paso mass shooting also a potential act of domestic terror and this morning u.s. law enforcement officials facing two urgent threats, not only domestic terror but a new era of mass killers inspired by previous massacres, robin. >> you're seeing that in new revelations about what happened in dayton and that really has law officials extremely concerned. >> reporter: that's right, robin.
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dayton police revealing last night that the killer there was obsessed with other mass killings. it's an ongoing phenomenon authorities are seeing over and over. secret service officials telling me last night an obsession with a previous attack is a recurring theme of mass killers. just think about it. in his online rant the el paso shooter references the new zealand man who recently killed all those muslim worshippers in that country, and that one was inspired by the racists who killed the black parishioners in the church shooting. the more mass shootings, the worse it gets, robin. >> all frightening. pierre, thank you. the pressure to act is mounting on president trump and congress with growing bipartisan support for new gun regulations, including red flag laws designed to take guns away from dangerous individuals. our senior congressional correspondent mary bruce is on capitol hill with the latest. good morning, mary. >> reporter: good morning, george. congress is under increasing pressure to do something, and now it seems these red flag laws are gaining some momentum. and they may just be one of the
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few measures that actually have a realistic chance of getting through congress right now. now, republican john thune, the number two republican in the senate has said he is confident that congress can find common ground around these red flag laws. we've already seen republican senator lindsey graham put forth proposed legislation. it does seem that president trump is supportive of this idea. now these red flag laws would help keep guns away from people who are believed to pose an imminent danger by allowing family members or police to request a court temporarily restrict people they think are a threat from accessing a firearm, and george, while democrats do support these red flag laws, they do say they are far from enough. >> yeah, they're going to keep up the pressure on background checks and republican members calling for background checks and the door still open to congress coming back early. >> reporter: yeah, george. democrats right now are keeping up the pressure on republicans demanding they hold a vote on universal background checks, and we are slowly seeing a growing number of republicans being open
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to this idea. while we're also seeing other republicans going much further. congressman mike turner of ohio, a republican, former mayor of dayton whose daughter actually escaped the shooting says he supports measures to prevent the sale of military-style weapons and high-capacity magazines. neither the house or senate have announced any plans to come back to washington to tackle this. speaker pelosi is leaving open the possibility that key committee members could come back to do work on this. >> we saw that back and forth between president trump and beto o'rourke. you're going to see major speeches today as well from former vice president joe biden and cory booker. >> reporter: yes, george. joe biden will go further than he has in the past, really taking on the president in his harshest language yet. in a speech in iowa he plans to say the president offers no moral leadership, and shows no interest in unifying the nation while down in south carolina, cory booker will be giving a speech on white nationalism and gun violence at the mother emanuel church which, of course,
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saw that horrific shooting four years ago. >> mary bruce, thanks very much. michael? all right, george, we're now going overseas to new concerns about isis gaining strength in syria. a new report from the pentagon is raising the alarm. our senior foreign correspondent ian pannell has the very latest. good morning, ian. >> reporter: yeah, good morning, michael. this is what many people feared and warned would happen. isis reforming a resurgence in syria and iraq. the u.s.-led coalition estimating there are between 14,000 and 18,000 fighters still active. now this new pentagon report warning that isis has resurgent cells and is active in the huge camp for internally displaced families. last month women and children raising the black flag of isis. we're not talking about the caliphate but instead this is about what the report calls isis transforming into an insurgency in syria. so seeing things as we have in iraq like targeted
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assassinations, ambushes and suicide bombings. this comes as america's kurdish allies in the region who are leading the fight against isis are warning if turkey sends troops across the border into their area, which turkey is threatening to do, they will no longer be able to guard 10,000 isis prisoners currently in jails there. >> the build up there is tense, all right, thanks, ian. we move to the latest on that severe storm system that hit the midwest with damaging winds and hail, millions more in its path as the system moves east and, ginger, of course, is tracking it all. good morning, ginger. >> good morning, george. let me start you out in baltimore, maryland. can you imagine walking out the window after a storm and seeing this? the cars are swimming in the streets there. it took three to four or five inches to fall very quickly to take down trees there. let me show you what was happening in south dakota where they reported 70 to 80 mile per hour, or even more than that,
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gusts. damage from those storms. you saw that shelf cloud coming across the land. these types of images, i think we see them again today. this is the area i want you to watch. there is one front, wisconsin back to nebraska has a shot at doing it, but if you are burlington to baltimore to charlotte, i want you to watch throughout today, the afternoon and early evening for winds in excess of 60 or even 70 miles per hour. guys? >> keep that in mind. all right, ginger. thank you. now this morning we are celebrating the life of one of the most acclaimed writers of our time. yes, toni morrison. the trail blazer, nobel prize winner wrote majestically about the black experience in america and linsey davis has more on her life and career. incredible. >> good morning to you, robin. in addition to being a masterful wordsmith today toni morrison is being remembered as a world class human being who as president bill clinton put it challenged our consciences to confront injustice, large or small. >> reporter: a master story telling, toni morrison told the untold stories. filling the void and silence of the african-american experience, women in particular, and the impact of racism in the u.s. a literary genius forever woven into the fabric of american
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life, with novels like "the bluest eye," "song of solomon" and "beloved," which won her the pulitzer prize. it was eventually turned into a movie starring oprah winfrey. >> i was never gonna leave you. >> reporter: she posted this on instagram, calling her the empress supreme among writers. a magician with language who understood the power of words. >> toni reaches us deeply using a tone that's lyrical, precise, distinct and inclusive. she believes that language actors towards the place where meaning might lie and the rest of us are lucky to be following along for the ride. >> reporter: president barack obama who awarded morrison the presidential medal of freedom in 2012 calling her a national treasure tweeting, she was as captivating in person as she was on the page. what a gift to breathe the same air as her, if only for awhile. >> the pinnacle for me as a writer is really the writing, the next book, doing it better
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and better every time out. >> reporter: the first black woman to receive the nobel literature prize, she said her writing was a result of being a hungry reader, who wasn't finding what she wanted to read in a book store or library. her books will serve as an inspiration for years to come. >> you know what i wanted to be, i wanted to be nobel prize winning author toni morrison. >> reporter: in her nobel acceptance speech, she said, we die. that may be the meaning of life, but we do language. that may be the measure of our lives. morrison was 88 years old. of course, she was also a professor at princeton and she once said that she told her students, when you get these jobs that you have so brilliantly trained for just remember that your real job is that if you are free, you need to free somebody else. if you have some power then you. i can say shcertainly empowered me as an eighth grader reading "the bluest eye." >> i know. i was 10 years old reading "the bluest eye," and i agree with what oprah said.
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toni morrison truly understood the power of words and the way she used them. >> yes. >> a true gift. >> yeah. thank you. >> thank you. >> thank you, linsey. following a lot of other stories this morning. coming up, an abc news exclusive. the family of a young woman killed by sharks while snorkeling in the bahamas is breaking their silence calling for a major change after her attack. and we're going to take a look at this video right here. a pilot crash landing his plane in the wilderness revealing how he survived. what he did to lead rescuers right to him. thankfully he is doing well. but first back to ginger. yes, and let's get straight to the hot cities brought to you by subaru.
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♪ ♪ welcome back to "gma," and we cannot get enough of this surprise duet. overnight ariana grande surprised fans jumping on stage with barbra streisand at her concert in chicago. grande calling this the best night of her life. oh, yeah. we'll have much more on what happened behind the scenes in our next hour. that song was "no more tears, enough is enough," a duet barbra streisand sang with donna summer. >> very special night. a lot of headlines too. president trump heading to dayton and el paso to meet with victims and first responders after those deadly mass shootings. they have put the country on edge. overnight in times square,
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hundreds panicked when they heard a loud bang thinking it was an active shooter. it turned out to be a motorcycle that backfired. you see the panic right there. also this morning, ginger has been telling us the plains to the northeast are bracing for more severe weather after this scene. flash flooding in maryland leaving cars, as you can see, underwater. take a look at this. they say don't cry over spilled milk. what about spilled wine? >> a lot of tears for that. >> they're flowing. two semis collided in chicago. one of them full of 40,000 pounds of bottles of wine. it led to this scene. thankfully there were no major injuries of human beings. all right. now we're going to turn to our exclusive interview with the family of a young woman killed by sharks while snorkeling in the bahamas. they spoke with our amy robach about the moment their lives changed forever and how they want to make sure this never happens to anyone else. >> i remember kissing her on the
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forehead. that's the last time i seen her. i just kissed her on the forehead and said, see you later, jordan. >> reporter: this milds trying to come to terms with the loss of his dghter jordan who was killed in a shark attack in the bahamas this year in june. on the third day of vacation, the group decides to take a last-minute excursion through the sandy toes tour company to rose island, famous for snorkeling and petting pigs. >> i wish they didn't let us on, of course, but they snuck us on. >> so you weren't even supposed to be on the tour but you got in, last family, last minute. >> yeah. >> reporter: after lunch the group splits up. jordan and her mom kami decide to snorkel off the side of the boat when the unthinkable happens. jordan is attacked by a group of sharks. tell me when you first learned that something was wrong. what did you hear? did you hear people shouting shark? >> no, nothing like that. we were on the other side petting the pigs and then someone said this teenage girl
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got bit by a shark and i took off. >> reporter: kami and jordan are alone in the water surrounded by sharks. >> kami said she heard jordan yell, like, mom, and then kami looked back and she first thought was she thought dolphins were around and jordan -- so then she -- then she realized, like right away jordan was screaming, mom, and then kami turned around and started swimming to jordan and she's yelling, jordan, come swim to me and then like jordan is not swimming so good and then kami realized the first shark took most of her right arm off. and that's why she couldn't swim with her. she was trying to swim with one arm. >> was anyone screaming according to your wife, shark, get out of the water? >> no, no one was saying anything like that. they were saying swim towards us. >> reporter: kami tries pulling jordan to safety when a second shark attacks. >> they're swimming slowly and jordan said, mom, there's another shark coming and then it
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just hit. the second shark hit again like on her lower leg and just took a giant chunk out of her and then that's the last thing jordan said. >> reporter: kami tries fighting back to no avail. >> she tried to like hit it in the nose but the shark was -- she said the shark was so big it didn't even feel her. >> reporter: after a brutal struggle, kami manages to pull her daughter out of the water and onto a nearby rocky island. but still they have to wait for a boat to take them to shore. jordan losing consciousness but still alive when a boat finally arrives. the family says there were no medical supplies on board. >> put the towels over her leg probably because they didn't -- like no tourniquet. >> no tourniquet, no nothing. no first aid kit. >> no first aid kit. >> and your daughter at that moment was still alive on the boat? >> yes. >> reporter: the boat took them to a dock where an ambulance was waiting to rush her to the hospital but by the time michael gets there it's too late. >> i walked in, and they said, your daughter is gone.
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>> did anyone in the tour group say, look out for sharks, there could be sharks? >> no, no one mentioned anything. >> how is kami doing? >> she seen her poor daughter die in her arms and it's just -- it's crazy. kami has like -- she doesn't like the nights because once she closes her eyes she's back in that water again. >> reporter: since jordan's passing sandy toes has reportedly added safety measures like adding shark spotters to their tours. the company previously extending condolences and prayers for jordan and her family, adding, all reasonable steps were taken to prevent this very unfortunate incident, and our staff responded swiftly and in line with our emergency protocols and procedures. jordan's family now remembering their loved one. >> she was really smart. she had the biggest heart. she cared a lot about me and her family. she would always worry about all of us and she probably worried about us more than she worried
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about herself. >> she is my little guardian angel. she took care of me. every night i cry. >> reporter: the family hopes to prevent this kind of tragedy from happening to anyone else. what would you like to see every tour company put in place? >> definitely have some kind of medical training for everyone from the captain all the way down to the deckhands. everyone should know what to do in case there is some kind of big tragedy like that and then have the supplies to stop bleeding. there could be so much different stuff done that could have prevented this. we would feel so horrible if another person died after jordan because we didn't say anything. >> reporter: amy robach abc news, los angeles. >> our thanks to amy. not even have a first aid kit. >> sad all the way around. we do have an incredible survival story to share with you now. an american pilot lucky to be alive after his plane crashed into the canadian wilderness. he recorded everything he did to survive. paula faris is here with that story for us. good morning, paula. >> good morning to you, robin.
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what a story this is. his engine died. there was no airport in sight so he activated his plane's ballistic parachute hoping and praying that he would survive. >> i'm in the middle of quebec trying to get my sos to work. >> reporter: pilot matt lehtinen is lucky to be alive this morning walking away from a plane crash that brought him just inches from death. >> as i started to enter the tree line there was a loud explosion and a large tree came piercing right through the bottom of the airplane and missed my leg by about an inch, actually ripped my shorts and scraped my leg. >> reporter: but the real struggle was being trapped alone in the canadian wilderness miles from help. he was traveling from newfoundland, in route to quebec city when his plane began to lose engine power. >> at that point i went into full-blown emergency mode. >> reporter: the aircraft slammed between two trees on a mountainside. >> reality is setting in that this could be a while. the bugs are so bad. >> reporter: lehtinen documented the harrowing experience and his impressive survival skills every step of the way beginning with
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his bold rush back to the plane for supplies despite the risk of explosion. he gathered materials to build a fire, hoping the smoke would flag rescuers. >> i got fire sticks and my lighter. let's see what we can do. >> reporter: matt finally got the fire going. smoke billowed above him. the royal canadian air force soon spotted his signal. >> it was a relief. it was emotional. >> reporter: after five painstaking hours in the wild -- >> holy cow. >> reporter: -- lehtinen was saved. >> i feel grateful. the people that i'm amazed on how they handle it is these guys that jump out of helicopters putting their lives at risk to save one life. it's just amazing to me. >> reporter: speaking of those rescuers, after the crash he had a gps device to relay his coordinates but even with those, the rescuers were not able to spot him because the brush was so thick. it's that fire that he started with moss that caught their attention. he says he recorded this because whether he lived or died he
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wanted everyone to learn from his experience. >> you really can learn from that. >> we're grateful he recorded that and grateful he lived. >> grateful you brought your daughter, sweet caroline into the studio. i mean, if you ever try to deny that's your daughter, the court would throw you out of court. >> i know. there is no dna test needed. she is definitely my kid. >> beautiful. >> sweet caroline. thank you. >> thanks, paula. coming up as your children head back to school there is a popular ride-sharing app that could help carpool your kids. could help carpool your kids. could help carpool your kids. keep being you. and ask your doctor about biktarvy. biktarvy is a complete one-pill, once-a-day treatment used for hiv in certain adults. it's not a cure, but with one small pill, biktarvy fights hiv with three different medicines to help you get to undetectable. that means the amount of virus is so low it can't be measured in lab tests. serious side effects can occur, including kidney problems and kidney failure. rare, life-threatening side effects include
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as so many are heading back as so many are heading back to school how will the kids get there? ridesharing for kids is on the rise and uber and lyft is used more by adults. but some services are aiming at the younger market. becky worley is here with what you need to know. hi, becky. >> reporter: transportation for parents, as you know, is a huge ordeal. you may have a regular plan to get them to and from school but then every thursday they have to get to soccer practice or that music lesson or religious ed. is it possible there is an app for that? ridesharing, it's genius. open app, select destination, car arrive, boom. you got transportation. for busy parents the idea of applying the same concept for kids, especially older teens sounds like a dream come true. >> what age kids you know have started using uber or lyft by themselves or with friends without a parent? >> like 12.
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11. >> from what you know, do they use their accounts or their parents' accounts? >> i'm pretty sure their parents' accounts. >> reporter: yet the major rideshare companies don't let kids under 18 to ride alone. according to uber account holders who allow uncompanicomcp minors to use their account may also lose access to uber. lyft's policy is similar. children are welcome to join adult passengers in a ride but aren't permitted to ride alone. for kids under 18 rideshare is a growing space and the barnell family regularly uses a service called tango. it offers rides for unaccompanied kids under 18. >> we use it for school, as well as soccer practice. >> reporter: rides are prescheduled, not on demand like uber. their 12-year-old daughter olivia is heading to rowing camp. >> i go here and press book a driver and select the kids that are going to be on this ride and i'm going to select one for olivia. have a good day. >> bye. >> bye, sweetie pie.
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>> good morning. how are you? >> good. how are you? >> great. >> reporter: a great solution for busy parents who can afford it. >> you okay back there? wonderful, wonderful. >> it's a little more expensive than uber but we understand it's because of the background check, the fact that they have to select drivers with a lot of experience dealing with kids. >> reporter: another service on the market, hop skip drive. kids have to be at least 6 years old to ride alone. both kanga and hop skip drive vigorously background check drivers. while ridesharing for minors doesn't have all the kinks worked out yet, it's certainly a dream many parents hope will come true -- >> we're here. >> reporter: -- safely in the near future. >> thank you. >> another way tech can help, apps that organize carpool schedules. so if you have a bunch of
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families you get an app like carpool kids and put in when you can drive, when you can't and others do the same and churns out a schedule. >> i like that. >> this is so much easier than a spreadsheet. you should have seen the reactions of a 3-year-old going in a rideshare. >> you know, parents are doing the best they can. i get all that. but, wow, a 3-year-old? >> that's young. >> desperate times, desperate measures. >> wow. >> all right, thank you, becky. coming up, we have our "play of the day," and this is the one thing that may make lebron james more excited than a championship ring. >> what? >> oh, yeah. ♪ i love it >> what? >> oh, yeah. ♪ i love it hat. >> oh, yeah. ♪ i love it it's a box, dad. boxes don't fly. but this one can! it's blasting off straight to mars! no. looks like i'm blasting off to the shipping and receiving department. twinsville, ohio. not today. 44087. not today. you're going to mars. 3.2.1. blast off!
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. the president lashes out at democratic candidate beto o'rourke before heading to beto's hometown of el paso and to dayton later today. trump will meet with victims and first responders in those deadly back-to-back shootings. new overnight, the times square scare. panic when a motorcycle backfires. fears of an active shooter. hundreds running and hiding, signs of so many on edge. summer travel alert. it's a prime time to be taken advantage of when you least expect it. the new warning about suspicious websites using the names of major airlines and hotels that could end up costing you big. how you can spot them. surprise duet. barbra streisand, ariana grande and the performance no one saw
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coming. ariana calling it the best night of her life. what got them together center stage overnight? meet the cheesecake girl. you won't believe the reason she's making all these cakes. now we've flown her overnight to "gma." she thinks she's here in our test kitchen to show us some samples. we blocked off all tvs, computers and phones because she's about to get a live tv surprise and we can't wait for this one. it's wednesday and we're saying, good morning, america. ♪ ain't no mountain high enough ♪ i was starting to whisper then i realized she can't hear us. good morning, america. thanks for being with us on this wednesday. we cannot wait for you to meet her known as the college confectionista. take a look. that's her. she's in our "gma" kitchen downstairs. >> we can see her, and she
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cannot see or hear us. >> she has no idea we're watching her right now. her name is anamaria morales and when they are family couldn't afford to pay for college she started baking cheesecakes to pay her own way. she thinks she's here to bake for our staff but we have a big surprise for her. going to be great. >> going to be a fun one. headlines to get to starting with president trump's visit to dayton and el paso today. facing protests in both city, also lashing out at beto o'rourke, democratic candidate for president from texas. marcus moore is on the ground in el paso. good morning, marcus. >> reporter: jogeorge, good morning. the front page of "the el paso times" written by the editor, inviting the president to change your view of our community, also writes that the hi treatred thae us to came to us from an outsider, not from el paso. hours ahead of his visit to the border state, the president lashing out at former congressman beto o'rourke. a staunch critic of the president and one of the most high-profile members of this grieving community.
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>> people in el paso by and large do not want to see him here, understand that he is part of the problem, part of how we got to this point. >> reporter: the president tweeting, o'rourke has a, quote, phony name to indicate hispanic heritage telling the 2020 democratic candidate to be quiet. o'rourke firing back in a tweet of his own saying, 22 people in my hometown are dead after an act of terror inspired by your racism. el paso will not be quiet and neither will i. and we have spent a lot of time talking to people here in el pa paso, and there is a real sense that there are mixed feelings about president trump's visit later today, but the overwhelming feeling is that people here want to heal. as the investigation into the massacre that happened at the walmart you see in the distance behind me enters a new phase, george. >> healing. the country as we all know on edge after those mass shootings. there was a scary moment right here in times square overnight. they heard a loud bang thinking it was an active shooter but really it was a motorcycle that
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backfired so let's go back to square with the latest. good morning again, gio. >> reporter: hey, robin. good morning again. it was packed with people here. everyone very much on edge and on alert after the shootings just days ago. take a look at this video right now. this is from earth cam webcams after that motorcycle backfired. people running, fearing for their lives thinking they heard gunfire. most of them tried to flee the area as quickly as possible but moments later you see police officers running into the frame towards the scare. fortunately that's all it was, a scare. now, some people took cover inside stores and restaurants. this one at the disney store where workers kept customers safe. here's what one person saw in the middle of it all. >> all of a sudden i heard like this kind of muffled pop and said, what was that, and i looked over, and there was just a sea of people running and i had about one or two seconds to asheate, ohg . ro heyp
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was no aivshter two,ix ken to htar no injuri >> all right, gio, thank you. coming up, why so many young kids are quitting sports by age 11, and what you can do to get them back in the game. plus, tory johnson is here with some gameday deals. >> bring it on. the young woman who goes by the name college confectionista is baking her way through college. that's how she is paying for her tuition. she's baking in our kitchen, no idea. she has no idea we're going to surprise her live. we'll be right back. come on back. ♪ ♪
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we welcome you back. welcome back to "gma." ooh, you guys are a wonderful wednesday morning audience. [ cheers and applause ] hey, hey, tomorrow, ben stiller is going to be here live tomorrow. kevin costner one-on-one. [ applause ] i know why you're excited because this man over here. >> uh-oh. >> sam champion with "pop news." [ cheers and applause ] all right, everybody, time for the news that pops. somebody, wake me up. we begin with a duet, ladies and gentlemen, for the ages, i mean ariana grande and barbra streisand teaming up in chicago for a surprise performance. now, the legend known as barbra streisand welcomed ariana on stage during her concert, and they sang streisand's famous 1979 duet, what do you want to hear, remember the donna summer "no more tears." >> "enough is enough." >> everybody knows enough is enough is enough. ♪
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♪ enough is enough is enough i can't go on, i can't go on no more ♪ ♪ enough is enough is enough ♪ i want him out [ applause ] >> you know what, what was more impressive than that was the fact that our audience was on rhythm the whole time. [ laughter ] that was good, you guys. well done. [ applause ] >> just like we got here when we were all singing, the audience gave them a standing ovation and after barbra shared a voting photo backstage writing, the secret's out. thank you, ariana grande, and ariana took a chance to fan girl all over barbra saying, i'm sobbing. love you so much. i can't. i can't get over this. how do i do this? i don't think i can millennial this out. there's a lot of punctuation but no full sentences. [ laughter ] thank you.
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now who doesn't love a good reboot? [ cheers and applause ] disney plus is planning to bring back some of our favorites including "home alone." how about that? [ applause ] i could just watch this all day. look at macaulay culkin barefoot in the snow. someone needs to love him. no word on cast date, plot or r release date, but you know what? i'm just going to drop this head shot right there. [ audience reacts ] >> oh! [ cheers and applause ] >> why not. >> because i already have a side part. the problem with that picture is that bob iger says it's going to be a reboot for a new age. >> ah. >> others, "night at the museum," "cheaper by the dozen."
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"diary of a wimpy kid" launching i can't wait for that. in november. >> they're working hard. they're working hard. [ applause ] all right, now we have a "pop news" exclusive. "fixer upper" star joanna gaines opening up in "magnolia" journal magazine. i know you have seen this. she talks about being wholly balanced. she said she strives for wholeness. she's not trying to be perfect. her work life and her family life, she puts them together and goes on to explain that work is more inspired when her kids are actually a part of it and you can read more from the gaines from the fall issue of "the magnolia journal." if you have someone slow in front of you, you just read it while you're in line and then put it back. >> i never thought of that, sam. brilliant. [ applause ] >>nay idki thee t next
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i mean extra butter and extra syrup. no, that's not what you think. they like waffle house. and elizabeth and hays got married and vowed to honor each other and their favorite breakfast spot and had a special cake made to look exactly like the waffle house because who wouldn't? had they decided to incorporate their favorite place into their big day, they didn't waffle on that decision. >> oh! >> you come up with waffle puns, people. it's not as easy as it looks. the chain took notice and waffle house ceo put out a statement saying we say congratulations to the happy couple and our wish is that they have many years smothered and covered in love. >> that was a good one. >> yeah, it wasn't bad at all. all right. >> waiting for your response. >> well, i -- a little extra syrup never killed anybody. let's talk to them. we've got them live. guy, are you with us? >> yeah. >> you're here. wait a minute, elizabeth hays, how are you? >> first of all, we tracked them
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down on their honeymoon, ladies and gentlemen, which is not as polite as it seems. first of all, how is the honeymoon going? never mind. don't tell us. let's talk about the cake. how did that happen? how did the waffle house cake happen? >> so, i've always been a big waffle house fan and about six years ago when we started dating, i took elizabeth there and she loved it and ever since then we've been going back pretty regularly. we've spent a lot of quality time there and all of our friends and family know it's our place to go so we thought the cake would be kind of funny touch to a pretty formal wedding that we had. >> yeah, we didn't know it was going to be such a hit. >> oh, you guys, are these the cutest kids ever in the world? you are the cutest couple, period. guys, we have a little wedding present for you. we reached out to waffle house. they loved the cake so much they're giving you a thousand dollars worth of waffles at waffle house.
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ladies and gentlemen. >> no way? >> that's a lot. >> and that's "pop news." >> way to go, sam. congratulations. >> thank you, sam. lovely couple. our "gma" cover story now. a new survey revealing the average kid stops playing sports by the age of 11. i know. now there's a new campaign to keep them in the game and paula faris is back with that story for us. paula. >> we don't like to hear this news, do we, robin? you know firsthand the role of sports and the role they played in your life. good morning, everyone. the study revealing not only the disturbing trend of them quitting at such a young age but also showcasing why they're quitting and many times, it's the pressure they're feeling from coaches and parents. >> i've given a lot of thought to this. and i'm here to announce my retirement from sports. >> reporter: this morning a new campaign taking aim at kids and the increasing number who are dropping out of organized sports. the espn initiative called don't retire kid is part of the aspen institute's project play 2020. the institute the average child
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than three years playing a sport, quitting by the age of 11. >> the pressure it takes to play at 9 is not what i expected when i started at 5. >> reporter: 38% of regular basis according to the sports and fitness industry association. >> i'm done with parents being a part of my every move when i just need time to figure it out on my own. >> parents putting pressure on their kids who play sports isn't new. i mean, that's happened since the beginning of sports. you know, especially if a parent has played the sport or really love the game and want their kid to exceed. >> reporter: the aspen institute survey shows many parents feel that coaches are the primary source of pressure on sports teams. the don't retire kid psa sending a message to the adults in these young athletes' lives. >> i'm through with the coaches that think i'm not strong enough or smart enough, even though my body and brain are still
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growing. >> i think a couple generations ago it was unheard of to hear kids quitting sports. now we're seeing a lot more parents allowing children to bow out when things get tough. >> reporter: professional athletes also weighing in encouraging kids to stick with it. >> tennis has given me a lot. i think it's really important to pass that message along, that it's a lifelong journey. >> it is so important to have realistic expectations for our kids and sports. they're not going to turn pro unless they're michael. they may not get a college athletic scholarship but the lessons that they learn from sports. >> invaluable. >> failure. they learn selflessness and how to be part of a team. my son had a huge lesson playing basketball. life's not always fair. important lessons they will learn on the field. >> it's fun. >> it's supposed to be fun. >> come on, kids. it's fun. could all these things happen, the scholarship and all that, but if you talk to most athletes even those who have gone on to the elite level it's because of the joy. >> keep it fun. >> thanks so much, paula. george.
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>> thank you, guys. we will move on to a summer travel alert about websites that may look like they're from major putthem u could one michigan family nearly lost hundreds of dollars on one of these sites. will reeve here with the details. good morning, will. >> reporter: good morning, george. this couple say they were duped out of that money, trying to rebook a flight. now they're warning others about the traps laid by these imposter websites meant to look like the real thing. summer travel can be turbulent with flight delays and last-minute cancellations, but experts are warning it's also prime time to potentially be taken advantage of. >> it boils down to scammers impostering major travel companies, whether it's a hotel chain or a resort or airline. >> at this point we thought they were the actual delta air lines. >> reporter: naomi poel was heading out to japan when their flight was delayed. the couple says they immediately took to their phones in search of solutions and say one of the
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first sites that popped up, this one, delta air lines reservation deals boasting the best deals on delta air line flights at affordable rates. >> if you're in a hurry especially and you're just looking for a phone number, i would think that anybody could fall into that trap. >> reporter: now they say they were duped after being prompted to call the number listed on the site when trying to rebook their flight. >> at first he said it would be $900 but that they would give us a discount and do it for $300. >> reporter: and they say the site put a $300 service fee on their credit card before delta helped get their money back and got them a new flight at no charge. these websites also display the exact same disclaimer for would be passengers. the carriers tell us these sites aren't associated with them at all, and it's not just airlines. the federal trade commission shows this example of a fake hilton site. the better business bureau told
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us the average person loses roughly $1,200 through sites like these. >> the most important thing people can look out for, make sure they're going to the right url. >> reporter: we want to give you a look at these sites so you know what to look for. so we'll try out the te telestrator. first if you look at the website itself, it's united airline reservations and that's not what the website is called. it would be, of course, and then that logo in the top left corner is not the united logo. this however is the united logo. they got that going on the plane, but ultimately, you need to be conscientious, and use common sense. check the website for grammar and language mistakes. many of them have problems there but they also do have disclaimers saying that the site is not associated with the airline, so it's important just to -- >> in the real fine print. >> very fine print and really have to check that to know what you're getting. >> can be a real trap. let's go over to ginger. we have a little "gma"
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moment from manchester, michigan, to start us off. probably one of my favorite things is when kids do something wrong but they don't know how to cover it up. like this. >> what did you do in the bathroom? >> i don't know. >> what were you doing in the bathroom? >> i don't know. >> are you washing your hands? >> yeah. >> yeah, i was washing my hand. >> what else were you doing? >> putting your makeup on me. >> you were putting makeup on. >> she prefers to it is time now for game day "deals & steals."
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all the help -- all the help you need to tackle that game day need. tory johnson is here along with former nfl superstar willie colon. >> and the mascots. >> we've got all the most awesome spatulas, we've got oven mitts. we have some coasters. >> this is jets for you. there we go. >> oh! >> you got to give me the right coaster. >> all right. so normally $15 to $30 for any of these items that you choose. today they're slashed in half and start at $7.50. >> we got to put the jets up there. the cowboys -- >> all right. he's going to be a little gentler here. this is jewelry started by two sisters in missouri and these are awesome.
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i know that even though you played for the jets and the steelers, your wife is a saints fan, so i'm going to, like, hook her up. i'll buy her a bunch of these. so many awesome team colors >> come on, willie. your wife is a saints fan. played for the wrong team. >> socks bring everybody together. these are the socks that bring everybody together. we have got sunday funday. we have got a zillion collegiate options. these make people smile. >> these are great. >> these really are great. >> colorful. show your team spirit. these are normally $12 to $17 but today slashed in half so they're starting at $6. >> wow. 50% off. sam, i know some people. i'll get you some of those socks. >> i'll take a pair. >> willie knows how. this is why i retired. see this big game. thank you to our mascots. audience members, you're all
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going home with products from fanatic and the fan. these are just half of the deals. we have more bargains coming up but now time for our big surprise for the college confectionista, anamaria morales. robin is inside our kitchen with a camera ready to go. she has no idea you're standing out there. >> no, so i have got to be quiet out here. i have got my fork ready. she has no idea i'm here. our producers have been in there all morning long. that's our kitchen back there. they've been distracting her and anamaria sells homemade cheesecakes to pay for her college. she thinks she's baking for our staff but we're going to put her on live tv. shall we, shall we? let's do it. ooh. okay. who locked the door? the door is locked. hello. i love live tv. hi, how are you doing there? hello. >> wow, thank you. anamaria. hi.
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>> hi, robin. >> nice to see you. nice to meet you. >> okay, she thinks that we were going to meet after the show. you're live right now. >> i'm live? hello. hi, world. >> oh, my gosh. where is your mom? i thought your mom would be here. >> this is my mom right here. >> hi, mom. how are you? come over here. come over here. please. i understand that you were craving cheesecake when you were pregnant. >> i did, i ate a lot of cheesecake when i was pregnant with anamaria. >> we'll bring you upstairs. we want to share -- >> i am shocked. >> we're going to bring you upstairs and let america know your beautiful story. >> yes, ma'am. >> we were going to eat some cheesecake. we are. we'll be right back. ke. we are. we'll be right back.
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good morning. i'm reggie aqui. er uber and lift may be causing more traffic congestion in san francisco than we previously thought. they conducted their own study and say uber and lyft drivers account for about 13% of all miles driven in the city. a previous study estimated that number was more like 6 %. that was in 2016. no wonder we have so much traffic. >> yes. and here we have accidents adding to the delays on the peninsula southbound 280 heavy about 10 minute delays approaching 92 because of an accident on the connect ramp. southbound 101 a crawl because of an earlier crash. southbound 680 at sanola
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four-car accident. it's heavy westbound across the san mateo bridge due to earlier problems. problems. >> it's a problems. >> it's a (music throughout) (wholding you back? excessive underarm sweating qbrexza is the first and only
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ocean, small craft advisory. temperatures below average through saturday. look at that heat next week. ♪ook at that heat next week. [ applause ] welcome back to "gma surprised a young woman who called herself the college confectionista. anamaria has baked enough cheesecake to pay for her entire college education. >> this is her mom who has no idea what's in store. neither does anamaria. she's backstage with robin. get it started, robin. >> i will be more than happy too. shall we come on out? are you ready for this? >> yes, i'm ready. >> are you ready to meet america? anamaria. [ applause ] come on.
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>> hello, my dear. nice to meet you. [ applause ] >> oh, my goodness. >> i'm ready. >> i will be honest with you. if there was smell-o-vision, this smells so good. >> uh-huh. >> thank you. >> so how surprised were both of you when robin walked in? >> i am so shocked. oh, my gosh. >> this is totally legit. >> all along brad has been telling me -- >> our producer brad. >> our producer -- the producer brad, don't worry, after the show, robin will take you behind scenes and have a cheesecake. ten minutes maximum. ten minutes. i was like, okay, so they flew me all the way to new york to meet with robin for ten minutes in the back room. okay. let's do this thing. >> oh, you're a good sport. >> you've been doing this for a
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long time. entrepreneur since you were a little kid. >> yes, sir. i mean when i was 9 years old iu use my birthday money to go buy card stock at joanne's or michael's. >> oh, yeah. >> and then i would make cards doors and bother them and ask them if they'd like to buy a greeting card. so it's -- [ applause ] >> well, we want to learn more but we want people to really know more about your back story. how you are baking your way through college. >> one cheesecake at a time. >> she said it. here it is. [ applause ] ♪ >> my cheesecake has drastically impacted my life. i walk down the street and someone says, hey, it's the cheesecake girl. >> reporter: anamaria loves cheesecake, but for this 21-year-old, it's so much more
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than a delicious dessert. >> i love baking and i love watching people bite into that cheesecake and watching the smile appear upon their face. >> reporter: anamaria has sold so many that she's paid her way through junior college. >> i knew that my family could not financially support me, so i have been able to support myself. >> reporter: her parents only 18 years old when they had her. >> with us being so young, it was very, very, very challenging trying to figure out how you're going to put food in your own mouth and then also a child. >> i cannot imagine having a child right now. but they managed to do it successfully. >> reporter: and while they did everything they could to give her the world, money was tight and paying for college was just not possible. >> we're just your typical blue collar family and, you know, like most of us, we tend to live check by check. >> reporter: but then some sweet inspiration. >> it was college application season, and what do i do when i feel stressed out?
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i bake something, so i baked my very first cheesecake during christmas and that's how it all began. >> her mom bringing that cheesecake to work and her co-workers falling in love. from that moment anamaria started selling the tasty cheesecakes. today those sales sending her to uc berkeley. >> what makes us proud she's decided to take this upon herself. i'm not going to be a burden to you after high school and i'm just going to do this on my own and find a way and she has. >> reporter: but anamaria still has one more obstacle to figure out. >> i'll be starting school in less than 20 days. and i need to find a place to live. [ applause ] >> two weeks. >> two weeks. [ applause ] oh, okay, momma. how proud are you? how proud are you? >> oh, my gosh. incredibly proud. [ applause ]
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i'm just -- this whole thing is a shock and, whoa. to support her in the kitchen today but to watch anamaria grow from this spicy little redhead to this amazing grown-up, intelligent, hard-working woman is incredible. [ applause ] oh, my goodness. >> first in the family to go to college. >> yes. >> found a way to do it. [ applause ] >> you paid for your college tuition through baking cheesecakes but i have a question. how many cheesecakes have you baked? >> thousands. i am not joking you. it's me, myself and i baking and boxing and delivering and decorating and it's been a lot and --
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>> it shows. >> it shows. >> where do you find all this energy? >> i have i mean she can attest to that. [ applause ] >> you know, your future plan. >> yes, so what i want to do is turn this business into a nonprofit organization that gives back to other low-income latinas who are seeking to be first generation college students and so what my program would do would mentor and also provide scholarships towards them on their journeys through college. [ cheers and applause ] >> giving back. giving back. you raised enough -- you raised enough to pay for your tuition at berkeley and we have another surprise for you. >> no, no. >> well, yeah, you know what, you guys, bring it on out. bring it out. yes.tcheid-
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>> michael, i haveo tell you. >> please. >> i have to tell you, i was at costco two weeks ago and i took pictures and i was thinking, like i'm going to manifest this into my life and here it is. >> you got it! [ applause ] >> everyone at kitchenaid, they heard about your story. they wanted to help you keep baking. they're celebrating 100 years of making magic in the kitchen, at kitchenaid so giving you a suite of their limited edition queen of hearts collection. you have manifested it. it is now yours. >> it's cherry red which is my favorite color of all time. >> anamaria, but, wait, there's more. there is more. >> my heart can't take it. >> kitchenaid heard your story and heard what you said about, you know, you need to find housing and the expense that goes along with that
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kitchenaid is giving you this check, come on, tommy, this check for $10,000. [ cheers and applause ] >> oh, my god. oh, my god. [ applause ] oh, my goodness. thank you. oh, my god. >> you're welcome. >> wow. >> oh, my god. [ applause ] wow. >> that is so awesome. >> thank you. this is wonderful. thank you guys. >> pass them all around. >> did you notice how michael covered the cheesecakes. >> we have some commercial break plans coming up, and they involve your cheesecakes. >> thank you. >> congratulations. >> i am actually speechless. i don't know what to say but thank you. > bless you, bless you, bless you and thank you for your example. >> yes. >> thank youyou're doing.noro
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now, you all changed positions. swoop is here, t.d. is here. sir purr is here from the carolinas panthers. >> so we're starting with the ultimate drinkware. we have more than 100 collegiate teams. whether watching "good morning america" or listening to barstool breakfast on sirius xm, this is the beverage holder for you. normally $19 to $22. today, however, they're slashed in half. they start at $9.50. >> okay. >> run, run. >> the home team. so you're right. we got your wife here that you're representing. robin is from mississippi. the hometown is awesome so we have all 50 states then we have all of their popular tailgate town t-shirts so all of the popular tailgate town, through all 50 states. keep home close to the heart. that's what this company is all about. >> that's good company. >> ultra soft made in america.
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today they're slashed in half. $15 to $17. yes. >> we got to move. >> then finally, all right. so we've got from northwest the softest blankets ever. we have all of the nfl teams. >> have these at home? >> i do. i have one now. >> they're cozy. >> let's bring this up to robin. robin would probably want us to cover all these teams. >> we have to get this one. >> there it is. >> normally -- >> these are $35 today. we got them slashed in half. >> 50% off. >> $17.50. all the savings at >> thank you, tory. >> thank you. let's get to ginger right now. >> our writer zoe and producer, she and her dad saw this the other day in connecticut. you have to see this photo. it looks like the sky is split. that's a thunderstorm by the sun which is behind the camera putting a shadow on the sky. i want to share that with you because it looks so cool. >> all rig
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all right, michael, i can't wait to hear what you got next. >> i am so excited about this because now the stars of the groundbreaking new film, "the peanut butter falcon" are about to join us. it is the inspiring of two young men who became fast friends on the run when zack embarks on an action-packed adventure to chase his dreams and he comes across outlaw tyler, and they become family along the way. take a look. >> what's the deal with eleanor? she's your friend. >> yes. >> a nice woman? >> uh-huh. >> what's she like? >> she is my friend and she has been looking out for me. >> she's your friend? >> yeah. >> cheers.
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[ applause ] >> please welcome zack gottsagen and shia laboeuf. thank you -- thank you both for joining us. we really appreciate it. and shia, by instantly signing onto this project, you not only -- you not only changed zack's life, but you said this changed yours as well. how was that? >> he's magnetic. we became like brothers quite quick. there is no like lead time to his love. it's just instant. >> instant love. you look like a loving type of fella, man. >> yeah. >> congrats on this movie, zack. how does it feel for you? >> i would say good and feel great and i just like being here and see all the people like our movie and hope i can change the world for the people. >> and you know what?
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and we love -- [ applause ] you are changing the world, and we love having you here as much as you enjoy being here. the producers of this this mieut of li a love for yo is a labor of love and took about six years to make this happen. what was it like working for them for you as well? >> i would say it -- i would say -- um. five years with them because they had been, you know, filming under the water, and in the corn field, and they hn shoad been shooting all the scenes and they had been doing a very good job, and they had been working so hard to do everything about what they loved the most. >> what they loved the most, and
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telling this story. shia, for you, in the interviews i have seen you two do together, it seems like you have become family. you've become friends and family and what have you learned from zack. >> as you can see when he talks, you lean in. you know, you listen hard and i wasn't listening like that, you know, i wasn't greeting the world like that. he greets the world like this, you know, and that's -- >> with an open heart. >> with an open heart. everybody starts at 100 with him and i wasn't moving like that and i have been moving different since knowing him. leaning into people, you know. >> and, zack, you're a big wwe fan. >> oh, yeah. >> that got you perked up. who is your favorite wrestler? >> i would say -- i would say two people. i would say it would be mick, mick, mick foley and, of course, jake "the snake" roberts.
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[ applause ] >> okay. all right. and i know nick foley is actually in the movie, and of course, at wwe, they love you as well, so they got something for you. so, fellas, come on, bring out this little gift basket. so we got this gift basket for you. [ applause ] and not only that -- >> yeah. >> the wwe, zack, wants to invite you down to wrestlemania in tampa, florida. are you game? you want to do that? >> yeah. >> you in for that? it's all yours. you're going to tampa to hang out with everybody in the wwe and wrestlemania. i really appreciate you guys coming in. it really is something and you're inspiring so many people. you guys got to make sure you go check it out. it's "the peanut butter falcon." yeah, that's his wrestling name. it hits theaters on friday. zack, thank you so much. thank you too, my friend. i got to walk over here real quick.
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hello, ladies. >> i was with shia this morning. i love shia. >> shia is like right there. >> yes. >> he can hear you. we have a busy show coming up on "strahan & sara." we have a special surprise for an adorable 6-year-old whose acts of kindness has been making headlines. plus meghan trainor. and our "bachelor in paradise" breakdown. it's back. we have more bachelor. >> i thought we just got rid of the bachelorette and now "bachelor in paradise." we'll see you at lunchtime. up next, espn's marty smith is here. he will talk abo it's on. get to the ross shoe event for even more brands at 20 to 60 percent off department store prices. yes! yep! oh, yeah! seriously, save on fall styles for women, men, boys and girls. at the ross shoe event. on now.
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resonant througho pa i feel like if you are ready to win and you have that obvious energy, that positive energy, look out. you're going to. passion is a factor that can separate good and excellent. i truly believe it. i have made a career on it. >> and you have seen people. let's move over. you have a unique opportunity of being on the sidelines or next to people like this. what did tiger teach you? >> he taught me a great redemption story. you know, we all saw tiger's path. we saw the dominance. we saw the downfall. i got the opportunity to sit with him when he was in a very humble state, and he was so open with me, and i was appreciative of that, and i was standing on the 18th green of augusta t t year when he won his fifth masters and these two men walked up to me as we were standing there watching this amazing historic moment and they were clemson university campus ministers and they said, marty, we see ourselves in tiger's victory. i said how? they said because we're all capable of big mistakes but
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we're also all afforded the opportunity of redemption. >> one final one, dale earnhardt jr. a quick story. >> great friend. he told me to shut up one day. told me to shut up and listen like a great friend would and completely changed my professional approach. i realized that in order to really make someone vulnerable and learn their story and let them tell it, you have to listen and you have to let them be vulnerable. it was an amazing moment. that's what real friends do. >> we love listen to you. can't wait to listen or read the book because it is out now. "never settle" is available. we'll be right back. >> thank you. alright, so this is how you are going to say... you'll get the best deal of the year on xfinity tv and internet.
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good morning. it's 8:59. i'm reggie aqui. here's a look outside. >> hi, still 56 from the camera at pier 15. the usual at the beaches it's going to be up to 10 degrees cooler if you need to work outside and small craft advisory not only for the bay water, delta and the ocean. mid 50s to about mid 80s away. keeping the 90s away until at least friday. so many accidents this morning. there's a problem on eastbound 580 at 180th. traffic is very heavy for miles on eastbound 580. consider 880 as an alternate. it's been heavy on the peninsula because of earlier crashes. southbound 280 jammed through san mateo. south 101 slow through san mateo. >> time for "live with kelly and
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ryan". you can always find us on our abc7 news app and >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan." today from "the art of racing in the rain," milo ventimiglia and academy award winner geena davis. plus we continue our food-fluencer's week with a lesson in dough-- "really dough." also, actress and real housewife lisa rinna joins ryan at the cohost desk, all next on "live." [panic! at the disco's "high hopes" plays] and now, here are ryan seacrest and lisa rinna. >> ryan: all right, here we go. let's do it. >> lisa: [shouts] >> ryan: hey! hi, guys. how are you? yo, what's up? hello. [cheers and applause] hi. hey!


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