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making news in america this morning -- historic visit. president obama waking up in cuba. a full schedule including a meeting with raul castro. and controversy surrounding the visit. we're live with the e details. spring snow, a storm sweeping up the east coast right now. wint winter's last gasp. bringing several inches and closing schools. who's expected to get the worst of it? risk rescue. the earth opening up. two boys falling into a sinkhole. plus march madness buzzer beaters and the moment that left this expression on bill murray's face. >> uh-oh.
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good monday morning, everyone. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm lauren lyster. we begin with president obama's historic trip to cuba. air force one touching down in havana last yesterday. the first time a u.s. president has visited the nation since 1920s. >> sasha and malia, michelle obama and her mother, tropical rains as you can see, greeting the group as they walk through old havana. >> the trip is coming with plenty of controversy. bazi kanani is live with the details. >> reporter: president obama and president castro have been working for more than a year to normalize relations between the nations. president obama is pushing for new ties that would be too hard for the next president to reverse. the historic first moments. a u.s. president arooifgs in cuba for the first time in
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>> it's wonderful to be here. >> reporter: president obama and the first lady greet staff at the recently reopened u.s. embassy. crowds cheer, as their daughters join them for a tour of old havana, the weather building and the vintage american cars before the embargoes. in the last year, the cube ban government has relaxed limits on the internet, cell phones and private enterprise. but, the country's strict limits on free speech and political opposition are still in force. these protesters arrested just before president obama's arrival. critics say cuba isn't doing enough to earn restored ties with the u.s. donald trump said this the case in point. >> the head of cuba who was there for pope he wasn't there for the president of the united states. >> reporter: president
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pushing forward, expected to discuss freedom for the cube ban people when he sits down today with president raul castro. >> it's a historic opportunity to forge new agreements, commercial deals, to build ties between our two peoples and for me to lay out the vision for a future than our past. >> president obama will also meet today with cube ban business owners. tomorrow, he'll meet with cube ban dissidents and delivers a speech directly to the cube ban people. >> of course, he'll take in a baseball game there in cuba as well. thank you, bazi abc's david muir sits down for an exclusive one-on-one interview with president obama. he reports later on "good morning america" and tonight on "world news tonight." literally, a cold front that's moving through new york city, it's snowing as you can see right now, but this area is expected to get a coat
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a look, this is live outside our studio right now. the snow lightly falling. temperatures won't fall much below freezing. a different story in boston, live picture here -- >> where is it? >> a snow-covered camera. up to 7 inches expected there. schools in the city have already canceled classes today. >> in needham, massachusetts, communities closer to the coast could see as much as 10 inches of snow. you can see on the radar the storm's eastern tracks. the coastal areas will see the most snow. boston will reach 41 degrees, 51 in new york. some breaking news coming into us from the korean peninsula where the military there the south korean military says that north korea has fired multiple
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into the water. this morning's large comes three days after they fired three short-range missiles. in defiance of new sanctions imposed by the u.n. and the u.s. the marine killed in an isis rocket attack in iraq has been identified as staff sergeant louis cardin of california. cardin was deployed with the 21st marine expetition nary unit. his family said he enlisted two days after graduating high school. the suspect in the paris attacks captured in brussels was apparently planning more violence. salah abdeslam was charged with murder in the paris attacks. officials say they found weapons
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in that and church. his next court appearance is wednesday. back here at home and to the race for the white house, donald trump takes steps to cut down on violence at his rallies. . the trump campaign announc it will hire additional security personnel for trump's largest events. after a couple of violent incidents at trump events over the weekend. a protester was sucker-punched and repeatedly kicked by a supporter. >> i don't call them protesters. i think they're professional in many cases. they see what's happening with our campaign. because we're going to beat hillary clinton so easily, folks. >> trump also said he'll soon release a list of up to ten judges he would consider nominating for the supreme court and he said former opponent dr. ben carson would have a health care role in his administration. on the democratic
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clinton is campaigning for his wife in arizona. clinton was introduced at an event in arizona by retired astronaut mark kelly and his wife gabby giffords. his appearance came ahead of tomorrow's arizona primaries. during the comments, the former president made reference to hillary clinton's previous win in 2012. >> arizona voted with us. i hope you will again on tuesday. >> hillary clinton hosts an event tonight in phoenix. additional to arizona there are democratic nominating contests in utah and idaho. bernie sanders will be hoping for more big crowds at his events today. he attracted thousands of people at rallis across washington state yesterday. the largest was in seattle, 10,000 people inside the arena an
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still ahead for us -- get ready, the apple fans, the big unveiling expected today. plus, deadly shootout, a police officer killed in a gun fight. his partner still recovering. then, look at this. easter bunny brawl not in the holiday spirit. a heated moment at the mall with the man in a costume.x
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you're watching 20,000 pounds of fireworks in west texas literally go out with a bang. they were illegal explosives seized by alcohol, tobacco and firearms agents.
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destroyed. this morning, flights have resumed at a russian airport where an airliner crashed on saturday. they're examining the black boxes, but they were badly damaged and could take several weeks before they can coated fully. the pilot was asking the tower about the terrible weather conditions before trying to land that plane. overnight, two pieces of debris that washed up on the coast of mow zam beak in africa arrived in australia for analysis. that debee could be parts from the missing malaysian airline. it disappeared without a trace two years ago with 239 people onboard. the transport minister said there's a high possibility that at least one of those pieces belong to the boeing 777. apple today, the company isn't saying, but
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ipad. the phone will be smaller. alsoless expensive than the 6. it will be intended for price-conscious customers. new ipad will be another mid-range option. all right, when we come back -- sinkhole, scare. two boys falling 30 feet into a hole. details on the overnight rescue. march madness. down to the sweet 16. who's in and who's out. and the moment in one game that left this expression on bill murray's face. good because it's the only almondmilk made with california-grown blue diamond almonds. of course, if you ask one of our almond growers... there's no maybe about it. ♪
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♪ ♪ a live look at the empire state building in the snow. a beautiful winter scene, it's not winter. it is ring. overnight low isn't going to get much below freezing if at all and the snowstorm is only grazing the big apple. >> but by the morning commute, roads in the most of the east should be just fine, they'll be a little slippery in parts of new england. watch out for wet roads in northern california and in the northwest and snow in the western mountains. if you're flying, airport delays likeliest in new york city, boston and san francisco. this morning, a sheriff's deputy is dead after a gun fight north of indianapolis. >> they were trying to serve warrants for drug-related offenses when they entered a
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suddenly, shots rung out. the suspect was killed. >> they got inside the residence and they were met with gunfire. we planned for it. but you're never fully prepared for that kind of situation. >> deputy carl koontz was rushed to a hospital where he did. he leaves behind a wife and an 8-month-old son. investigators in western pennsylvania said a retired state trooper was behind a tool booth shooting that turned deadly. they say briggs robbed two toll collectors at gun point. an 1811--year-old boy has been rescued after he fell 30 feet into a sink hole near baltimore. he had been playing with a friend in their neighborhood.
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bouncy. the ground gave way and they fell in. one boy managed to crawl out and he ran for help. >> i go to look down it, i hear someone screaming up to me, saying help. called 911. get as many people out here to save this kid. >> came out they did. emergency crews spent nearly 45 minutes to get the boys out of the hole. officials said the hole was likely an old well that wasn't properly filled in but possibly a new cavity had just opened underneath. >> okay, there's this. what should be a fun day at the mall. taking pictures with the east bunny. it turned out into an all-out brawl. unclear on how it started. but a man in the easter bunny costume took off his head and started traded punches with someone in this crowd. he tore off his gloves and came ba
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officer were able to pin him down. >> it makes no sense. everybody knows that the easter bunny can't remove his head or gloves. it's the easter bunny. now, sports, late winners in the men's ncaa tournament were notre dame and oregon. >> highlights of other teams also moving in from our guy at espn. >> good morning, america, i'm scott van pelt. the ncaa men's basketball tournament is the best event from start to finish. this weekend it lived up to it. the biggest comeback in the history of college basketball. northern iowa had a 12-point lead. it's a three-point lead. northern iowa trapped, panicking, turnover. and they complete the unthinkable. 12-point comeback in about 40 seconds. we
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a three for northern iowa. the panthers not going quietly. they lead by three. tied at 83. second overtime and the athleticism and the length of the higher seed eventually wins out. a&m moves on to the sweet 16 by four. xavier, the 2 seed, leads wisconsin by three. the three, after an offensive foul called on the other end, it's caning for the win and he hits at the buzzer and wisconsin pulls off the stunning upset, xavier can only look on and the season ended differently. as they move on to the sweet 16. i'll see you later. have a good day. >> thanks, scott. one more note from that wisconsin buzzer-beater. >> bill murray quickly trending
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the stunned expression after wisconsin's victory. good reason for his disappointment. his son, luke, is an assistant coach for xavier. >> interesting trivia there. all right, nice contrast with the cheering fans. up next in the pulse, close call, a comet streaking by earth. the closest in 250. and a young eager basketball fan regretting his selfie attempt. i even accept i have a higher risk of stroke due to afib, a type of irregular heartbeat, not caused by a heart valve problem. but i won't play anything less than my best. so if there's something better than warfarin, i'm going for it. eliquis. eliquis reduced the risk of stroke better than warfarin, plus it had significantly less major bleeding than warfarin... eliquis had both... that's what i wanted to hear. don't stop taking eliquis unless your doctor tells you to,
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first newborn. >> for now, they're named dc 2 and dc 3. the public is likely to get a vote in their permanent names. many are suggesting sasha and malia after the first daughters. a couple of visitors from outer space this weekend. >> it's not end of days yet. today a comet will come within 3.3 million miles of the earth. and another will follow tomorrow and come even closer, 2.2 million miles. that by the way is the closest in nearly 250 years. >> so close. we can almost touch it. >> we'll see need binoculars. amy schumer made quite an impression at the smash broadway hit hamilton this weekend. the star left a tip of $1,000 to the bartenders who work during the sh
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>>. >> the six bartenders who split the 1,000 bucks are all aspiring actors. >> all right, finally a youngster who got much more than he bar gained for in what should have been a really special occasion. >> watch the kid who turns around to face a camera and gets run into the new york center. he was supposed to be high-fiving the team before the game over the weekend. oh. >> we'll give him some credit, he recovered quickly, he got back to his feet by the time the other players came on. >> he was like, i'm okay, i'm okay. >> you know, he got the attention of the players. they're turning around. >> more news after this, everyone.
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what we can expect in the day ahead weather wise. good morning washington. toss to eileen today: partly cloudy. cool and blustery. highs: 49-54 winds: nw 10-20 g 30 mph tonight: a few clouds. cold. lows: 30-37 winds: nw to sw 5-10 mph tuesday: partly cloudy. milder. highs: 59-63 winds: sw 5-15 mph
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an emotional tribute to the prince george's county police officer killed a week ago sunday.. in a shoot-out.. a vigil was held last night for detective jacai colson.. outside the third district police station, where he was killed. fellow police officers, community members, and members of his family were there.
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on march 13th, a suspect was shooting at police, when colson arrived at the scene in plain clothing. investigators say another officer shot colson, thinking he was a suspect. a private memorial service is set for friday in upper marlboro. he'll be buried next monday in his home state of pennsylvania. hundreds of people turned out for a fundraiser for two prince william county officers wounded in the line of duty. officers david mckeown and jesse hempen were wounded last month in a shooting that left officer ashley guindon dead. the "blu 16-81" restaurant in woodbridge held a fundraiser on sunday. it included food, live music, and raffle items. guests paid 30 dollars a head -- with 100 percent of the proceeds going to the two wounded officers. the money raised will help take care of expenses that are not covered by
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insurance or workman's comp for the two wounded officers. developing now... part of the pennsylvania turnpike is still shut down after three people were killed during a robbery attempt at a toll plaza. it happened sunday morning- about 65-miles west of harrisburg. police say retired state trooper, clarence briggs, shot and killed a toll collector and a guard during an attempted robbery. troopers arrived and killed briggs during a shootout. it's xx and we're just getting started. more contoversy on the campaign trail as donald trump comes to d-c today... the preparations underway and the planned protests... plus- she's been found incompetant' to stand trial in the disappearance of her two children multiple times... new court documents may explain why... good morning washington.
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today: partly cloudy. cool and blustery. highs: 49-54 winds: nw 10-20 g 30 mph tonight: a few clouds. cold. lows: 30-37 winds: nw to sw 5-10 mph tuesday: partly cloudy. milder. highs: 59-63 winds: sw 5-15 mph
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