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right now on "america this morning," the abortion rights bombshell from the supreme court. a draft opinion leaked to the media appears to set the stage for overturning roe v. wade. >> protesters already gathering outside the court. both sides of the issue speaking out this morning. we take an in-depth look at what this means and where the fight over abortion rights heads from here. >> plus, the demand for answers on who leaked the draft opinion. also happening right now, concerns vladimir putin could make a new move to send more troops into ukraine and the global outrage as the kremlin claims hitler was part jewish. breaking details in the search for the alabama corrections officer and the murder suspect who escaped from jail. what we're learning about their
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alleged relationship. a royal security breach. how an intruder ended up spending the night with queen elizabeth's guards. fashion's biggest night, the hits and misses from the met gala and the symbolic dress worn by kim kardashian. plus, fashion at the office. just how casual are workplaces willing to go post pandemic? leaked to the media calls roe v. wade egregiously wrong igniting passions on both sides of the issue. overnight, tensions running high outside the supreme court. [ crowd chanting ] >> reporter: barricades erected
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and protesters gathering all in response to a new report saying the conservative leaning court is ready to overturn roe versus wade, the landmark ruling that legalized abortion. >> it would dramatically upend abortion rights. >> reporter: the website politico reports it obtained documents from a person familiar with the court's proceedings. the documents are labeled a first draft of an opinion in a case challenging mississippi's ban on abortion after 15 weeks. a ruling in that case is not expected until the summer. but in the draft, justice samuel alito, the opinion's apparent author writes roe was ejectously wrong from the start. >> it was circulated in the court as a first draft by justice alito in february dated february 10th. so it is possible there have been some changes since then but it's our best understanding of at least where the court stood at that time. >> reporter: the draft opinion also references the 1992
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case planned parenthood versus casey which affirmed roe's finding of a congregantsal right to abortion right services. justice alito writes --s where we hold that roe and casey must be overturned. it is time to heed the constitution and return the issue of abortion to the people's elected representative. >> this is a stunning breach of supreme court confidentiality, of secrecy of the traditions of the court and one clearly designed to get a public reaction. it's a crisis for the court because the court's authority comes from the notion that those justices deliberate and come to a conclusion and they don't play politics. they don't play public opinion. >> reporter: overnight planned parenthood tweeting, this is a draft opinion. it's outrageous, unprecedented but it is not final. abortion is your right and it is still legal. senate majority leading chuck schumer and house speaker nancy pelosi issuing a joint statement referencing justices like brett kavanaugh and neil gorsuch who wrote roe is settled law and saying they have lied to the
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u.s. senate, ripped up the constitution and defiles both precedent and the supreme court's reputation all at the expense of tens of millions of women who could be soon stripped of their bodily autonomy. and the constitutional rights i've relied on for half a century. the anti-abortion rights susan b. anthony list writing in the draft opinion made public tonight is the final opinion of the court, we wholeheartedly applaud the decision. >> if roe versus wade is overturned it doesn't mean abortion will be illegal in the united states but it does mean that states individually could decide their own abortion policies. and we've seen dozens of states already preparing for this moment passing restrictive abortion measures, bans in anticipation that the court will go this far and give them the green light. >> at least one senator is demanding an investigation into how the draft opinion was leaked to the media. an fbi investigation is
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possible. former president trump predicted the court would overturn roe v. wade as the candidate in 2016. he spoke about nominating justices to do it. >> do you want to see the court overturn roe v. wade? >> if we put another two or perhaps three justices on that's what will happen. that will happen automatically in my opinion because i am putting pro-life justices on the court. i will say this, it will go back to the states and the states will then make a determination. >> we have much more analysis on the abortion issue including the history that brought us to this moment at it was a violent night of storms across the southern plains, at least one confirmed tornado west of oklahoma city knocked out power to thousands of homes and businesses. severe storms also caused flash flooding in several areas. no deaths were reported overnight. there's growing concern that vladimir putin may officially declare war on ukraine next week allowing him to send more troops to the front lines. meanwhile, we're getting a new view of what it's like to live underground for weeks in the war zone. abc's justin finch here with the
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latest. justin, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. we know president biden is traveling today, heading to alabama in a new show of support for ukraine, mona. today president biden visits a lockheed martin facility in alabama that produces javelin anti-tank missiles. the u.s. has sent more than 5,500 of them to ukraine, a crucial weapon in the war effort. the president pushing congress to pass his $33 billion aid package for ukraine. republicans now signaling other they may be ready to support the plan as long as they hold off adding provisions such as covid funding. meanwhile, in ukraine, a massive fire burning at that steel plant in mariupol where potentially hundreds of people remain trapped under bombardment by the russians. elsewhere, ukraine officials say this video shows a russian missile hitting an agricultural facility but the ukrainians with some victories of their own saying a drone took out these
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russian patrol boats and now ukraine is reporting some territorial gains near kharkiv. abc's ian pannell visited this subway station home to more than 700 people. >> natalia has been here here since day one and introduces us to the other residents of this subat the sub t that are now her neighbors and friends like mikola who sleeps between the turnstiles with his wife. how do you cope with the mental pressure? >> it's hard. you're in a cellar within a cellar, if you go outside there are explosions, windows shattering, you have to run. >> officials now bracing for an announcement from vladimir putin next monday, may 9th, a russian holiday commemorating the victory over nazi germany. there are fears putin could use that holiday to officially declare war on ukraine, a term moscow has not used thus far. it would allow putin to send more conscripts to the front
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lines. russian foreign minister sergey lavrov also igniting outrage monday claiming adolf hitler was part jewish. the tip to justify russia's false claim that it's fighting to denazify ukraine even though ukraine's president is jewish. the state department said lavrov's comments prove there is no floor when it comes to how low the kremlin will go. israel calling those comments unforgivable. andrew. >> justin, thank you. british authorities are investigating a security breach among the queen's military guards. reports say a man introduced himself as a priest then infiltrated a barracks near windsor castle, drinking with soldiers before spending the night. officials say the queen was not in danger. an arrest warrant has been issued for the alabama corrections officer who is missing along with an escaped inmate. authorities now believe she may have helped him escape. abc's derricke dennis explains why. >> reporter: this morning, abc
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station waay reports that according to the lauderdale county sheriff missing corrections officer vicky white and escaped inmate casey white were in a secret romantic relationship. officials now accuse vicky white of lying about a mental health evaluation for casey so she could leave jail with him. >> we have had a warrant issued for director vicky white. the charges are permitting or facilitating escape in the first degree. >> reporter: authorities now releasing a new wanted poster for casey, a capital murder suspect and a wanted poster for vicky with rewards offered for both of them. authorities say vicky white, who is not related to casey left the jail friday lying about an appointment at the local courthouse. surveillance video shows vicky white's patrol car eight minutes after the two left the jail at an intersection not on the way to the courthouse. vicky's patrol car later found abandoned at a nearby shopping center. >> whether she did that willingly or if she was coerced,
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threatened somehow to participate in the escape, not really sure. those of us who work with vicky white and have worked with her for years, this is not the vicky white we know by any stretch of the imagination. >> reporter: vicky, who was divorced and does not have any children set to retire the same day she went missing according to documents obtained by waay. vicky sold her home in recent weeks. investigators now hope that tips will lead to a vehicle the two could be traveling in and note casey should stand out, he's 6'9" tall. >> he will stand out. he is a large individual. he is 6'9". >> reporter: casey white was serving a 75-year prison sentence for various crimes and was awaiting trial for murder. those who know vicky white describe her as hard working, sweet and kind and say they're stunned by the latest developments. derricke dennis, abc news. >> time now for a look at your tuesday weather.
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stormy weather into this morning across the plains and midsouth. large hail, isolated tornadoes still possible for us, folks, between tulsa and little rock. dallas to springfield. make sure you have a way to receive weather alerts into early this morning. meantime, that storm will advance its way into the ohio valley into this tuesday afternoon, bringing mild weather out ahead of it but watch out in columbus, ohio, louisville, kentucky, you're in the danger zone for severe storms tuesday afternoon into evening. i'm accuweather meteorologist kevin coskren. okay, coming up, the man who has had the same job for 84 years. first an attempted kidnapping caught on camera. how the teenager fought back. and a new development in the jonbenet ramsey murder mystery.
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bus in akron fought off an apparent kid animaler. the teen grabbed the chain link fence to keep from being pulled away. then she broke free. the man was later arrested. a new development in the jonbenet ramsey case. her father is making new demands. >> reporter: this morning, a renewed push to solve the 25-year-old murder mystery. who killed 6-year-old jonbenet ramsey? her father john ramsey is now supporting a new petition which has gained thousands of signatures. demanding that colorado governor jared polis transfer dna evidence from the boulder police department to an independent agency to investigate and conduct further testing with new technology. the boulder police department
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has long faced criticism for its handling of the case. >> if we find this killer and there have been other children murdered, i'll lay the blame squarely to boulder police. >> reporter: in 1996, jonbenet ramsey was found strangled in the basement of her family's colorado home the day after christmas. just hours after she was reported missing and a ransom note was found. the case gripped the nation. now her father is demanding change. speaking to kusa tv. >> somehow we have to force the police or take it away from them, the bail to go ahead and test some of the crime scene evidence that was never tested for dna. why that has never been done and won't be done by the police, it baffles me. >> in a statement, a spokesperson for governor polis said the state will review the petition and will look into how the state can assist in using new technology to identify jonbenet ramsey's killer. boulder police have that dna
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from the case is regularly check for new matches. and says the department has never waivered in its pursuit to bring justice to everyone affected by the murder of this little girl. jon bennet's parents and brothers were ultimately cleared in 2008. when newly discovered dna evidence was found on her clothes. pointing to the involvement of someone else. the hope now is, new dna technology will finally help get some answers. mona? andrew? >> thank you. coming up, new information in the johnny ep ny depp trial the actor's finances. the actor's finances. and catching a rocke if you have type 2 diabetes or high blood pressure you're a target for chronic kidney disease. you can already have it and not know it. if you have chronic kidney disease your kidney health could depend on what you do today. ♪far-xi-ga♪ farxiga is a pill that works in the kidneys
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johnny depp's agent now claims the actor's ex-wife cost him a $22 million movie deal. the agent testified that he closed the deal for pirates of the caribbean six but it fell apart because of amber heard's essay about domestic violence. he is suing for defamation. heard is expected to ask the judge today to throw out the lawsuit. now to an unusual moment that really was rocket sigs. the space company used a helicopter to catch part of a rocket but it didn't go as planned. it's a catch for the ages. >> there we go. we've got our first glimpse. >> reporter: an american aerospace company achieving an historic first. catching part of a rocket in mid air with a helicopter. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: the company rocket lab which aims to launch satellites at a lower cost, launched 34 small satellites on monday. after separating, the 39-foot booster stage fell back to earth with parachuting slowing down
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its descend. a helicopter stood by as the booster came into view. then with a grappling hook at the end of a long cable, the pilot snagged it out of the air. >> we have caught that. >> reporter: catching before it hits the ocean prevents major damage. >> if it lands in the ocean, you get salt water intrusion. that can be pretty harmful to a lot of components. >> reporter: while the catch was successful, getting the booster back to land did not go according to plan. >> after the catch the helicopter pilot noticed different characteristics. the pilot offloaded the stage for skaesful smashdown. >> reporter: still, rocket lab calls it a successful it homes to one day reuse and refurbish a booster. only one company has achieved it. elon musk. it has landed on drone ships and dry land several times, using built-in engines and fuel.
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julian: happening right now, a supreme court leak shedding light on battle of the high court in the draft decision that could overturn roe v. wade. kumasi: the u.s. surgeon general delivering a message about the pandemic in san francisco and his words about recovery after two years of isolation. julian: sunny and warmer weather moving into the 80's today. kumasi: i neighborhood on high alert after this bear was spotted roaming city streets. good morning, it's tuesday, may 3. julian: thanks for being with us on this tuesday and let's start off with a look at the accuweather forecast. lisa: somebody is excited. we will warm up today significantly and we are seeing a wind ship. this is a classic ridge of high pressure off sure that is building in and that will allow for the warmth.


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