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making news in america this morning, severe weather overnight. large hail smashing through car window, even going through a walmart skylight. new pictures of the damage and more tornadoes expected today. we'll tell you where it's all heading right now. at odds, after the health care collapse the republican party is playing the blame game. after failing to repeal and replace obamacare. who the president blames and pro-trump rallies turning violent over the weekend. breaking overnight high school students hit with an avalanche at a ski resort. the search for survivors right now. and talk about a hazard. a golf ball lands next to a gator. wait till you see what happens next.
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it's all right. i'll take the penalty. it's okay. as we do say good morning on this monday, a band of dangerous weather on the move. >> the radar shows it stretches more than 700 miles, mostly over missouri and arkansas. pushing to the east. packing high wind, heavy rains and the potential for tornadoes. >> well, they do say everything is bigger in texas including the hail apparently. look at what struck the state overnight leaving damage behind. >> oh, my god. >> overnight large hail hammering the heartland. severe storms near dallas bringing baseball size chunks of ice. car windshields smashed. suburban homes with inwindows and roof damage from the hail. even this skylight of a walmart. this shows how relentless the hailstorm was at times. all of it piling up on this trampoline. the wild night of storms that included a twister in
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the start of what's expected to be several days of severe storms according to accuweather's paul williams. >> we're looking for stormy weather to continue to be the case as we have a deep dip in the jet stream. unusually warm air to the southeast so that will set the stage for more storms. >> the weather even impacting the worlds world. columbus ncaa viewers blacked out from seeing the critical final seconds of the north carolina/kentucky game because the local cbs station suffered a massive technical failure amid a tornado warning. the station airing those final two minutes on a tape delay. we'll talk about what they missed in those final two minutes a little later on in the show but as paul said there, severe weather expected again today. the biggest concern is through memphis and mississippi valley. isolated tornadoes and damaging winds are expected. >> then a surge of warm air on . nearly 60 degrees in
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73 in d.c., 80 in i can't wait. >> yep. all right turning to our demonstrations in dozens of cities. at least one american is among those arrested. abc's molly hunter is tracking the developments from london and joins us live. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, kendis. that's right. strong words from the u.s. overnight, reaction to this, just look at these pictures. it's the largest unauthorized protest in years. a rare sight in russia. people took to the streets in nearly 100 cities across the country. more than a thousand people were detained. now, alexi novolni called for these protests, at least one american journalist detained, alec lund who works for "the guardian." he tweeted i was released after 5 1/2 hours after being arrested at the navalny protest and charged with holdi
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unsanctioned rally. the state department released a statement saying the united states strongly condemns the detension of hundreds of peaceful protesters saying it is an affront to core democratic values and the u.s. is troubled to hear of the arrest of alexi navalny. they want all peaceful protesters to be released. >> it did take the state department quite a bit to bring out that statement but finally they did. right, the white house may be looking to hit the reset button after the stinging failure of the gop health care bill. >> the political blame game is heating up. republicans try to move forward with president trump pointing the finger at conservatives who refuse to get on board. abc's elizabeth hur joins us now. elizabeth, a lot of monday morning quarterbacking taking place. >> reporter: certainly sounds lying it, kendis. for his part president trump made it clear this is not the outcome he wanted but is moving on but the white house maintains revising obamacare is still a priority.
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on arrival delivered an embarrassing defeat for president trump who is now blasting conservative republicans tweeting democrats are smiling. the head of the heritage foundation isn't backing down insisting the gop plan would not have lowered premiums. writing president trump, i agree with you. we can now get a better bill. the chair of the freedom caucus taking heat from the president responded on abc's "this week." >> he is blaming you for saving planned parenthood and saving obamacare. >> well, i mean at this particular point, i can tell you no one has been more self-critiquing than my -- than me. >> reporter: over the weekend rallies broke out from coast to coast, some erupting in violence between trump supporters and protesters. with tensions running high, the white house chief of staff told fox news, health care reform isn't dead yet. >> i don't think the president's closing the door on anything in regard to the issue of
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>> reporter: the next step for the administration, coming up with a bipartisan solution. democrats agree to an extent. >> we're not going to pose things because the name trump is on it but we're not going to compromise our values away. >> what i say, i think and i want the president to hear me say this, we're ready to talk about how we can make some improvements in the affordable care act. >> reporter: well, some are now even calling for speaker ryan to step down claiming he is to blame for this epic failure. but the white house maintains the relationship between the president and speaker ryan is stronger than ever. kendis and linsey. >> i can just imagine what john bane ser thinking watching it all from afar. thanks. south korean prosecutors are looking to arrest the ousted president. a statement today calling for an arrest warrant to be issued for park geun-hye. park was forced out of office this month amid a corruption scandal. an arrest would be the next step before she
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charged. park has denied any wrongdoing. here at home, a musical memorial held for the utah man killed in last week's terror attack in london. 54-year-old kurt cochran and his wife melissa were the first pedestrians hit on the westminster bridge. he was killed when he was thrown over the bridge. melissa is still recovering from a london hospital. they were celebrated and he was remembered by fellow musicians and friends. >> i thought it would be better than i am right now. >> he didn't care about the personal attention to himself. he was all about empowering others to look and sound good. >> according to a statement from the couple's mormon church 11 members of their family are planning to hold a news conference later today in london. well, still ahead right here, the vote happening today, that could send an nfl team to las vegas.
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of school students caught in an avalanche. desperate search to find survivors. united airlines under fire after telling two young flyers they can't wear leggings on their plane. the airline is now explaining why they enforce that dress code.
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breaking news overnight from japan where an avalanche roared into a ski resort this morning. a desperate search is under way for several people who are missing. a large group of high school students was caught up in the slide. at least six of those students were found unconscious. others were the group are among
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they were at the resort taking part in a mountain climbing exercise when the avalanche took place. back in this country police in las vegas say there is no apparent reason for a deadly shooting on a public bus. their words here. a man sitting in the back of the bus opened fire killing one man and injuring another while the bus was stopped on the famed las vegas strip. now, police say the gunman then barricaded himself inside the vehicle prompting a four-hour standoff and say the 55-year-old is mentally ill in custody facing murder and other charges. a new report shows north carolina will pay a heavy price for the stow-called bathroom bill. the law eliminates protections for the lgbtq community and an analysis by the associated press finds it will cost the state nearly $4 billion in lost business over the next 12 years. north carolina lost the nba all-star game and other events due to that measure fshlts the head of chicago's police union is expected to meet with president trump this week.
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mentioned the city's soaring crime rate particularly its alarming spike in murders. the union leader is also scheduled to meet with justice department officials following a report that found civil rights abuses permeated chicago's police force. and this accident in arizona is the reason that uber's pilot program for self-driving cars has been temporarily suspended. police say a second vehicle failed to yield to the uber suv which was making a turn and ended up on its side. two people inside the uber vehicle were not hurt. but uber says its driverless car will be off the roads in arizona, pittsburgh and san francisco while it investigates. >> human error, not the fault of the car. another beauty of a weekend for disney's latest blockbuster. the live action remake of "beauty and the beast" from, of course, our parent company led the box office for the second consecutive week. it brought in $88 million in ticket sales.
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already. >> looking forward to seeing that. when we come back new details in the disappearance of a teacher and his student. how investigators say they communicated before their disappearance. plus, the new video of the teen. the final four is set. after a couple of nail biters. everyday life brings challenges; big and small. but when i feel my best, i am my best. and it all starts with a healthy routine. that's why i'm taking the activia probiotic two week challenge and enjoying activia yogurt twice a day. activia with billions of its exclusive probiotic helps take care of what's inside so you can focus on being your best no matter what you do. take the activia probiotic two week challenge with me. it works or it's free.
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airport delays are possible gause of mother nature in memph memphis, new york and philadelphia. but to ohio now cincinnati police are staying tight-lipped about their investigation of a deadly nightclub shooting. >> one man killed at the cameo club when a dispute escalated into a shoot-out. 15 others were wounded. no arrests have been made and authorities say there is no link to terrorism. they're looking into how the guns made it past security. new images out of elizabeth thomas, her family releasing video of the 15-year-old. we're also getting to hear her voice for the first time. this come as authorities released new information on how thomas and her 50-year-old former teacher communicated in the first place. investigators say she and tad cummins left messages for each other on a school computer and then erased those messages. they've been missing for nearly two weeks. it's happened again. high winds grabbing ahold of a bounce house. this time it happe
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family day picnic the a church in orlando. several children were inside the house at the time. two children and an adult trying to hold the house down were injured badly enough to be taken to the hospital. church members say they thought the house was secured to the ground properly. okay, so overseas now there is word this morning two contractors are under arrest after a frightening incident involving an escalator. all of a sudden the up escalator at the mall starts moving in reverse and it's actually going double the speed. reports out of china say at least 18 people were injured. the contractors are reportedly accused of tampering with some of the escalator's parts. here at home an ordinary day inside an animal hospital until that happened. this is in north carolina. a runaway car slammed through the clinic's front wall. the office manager sent flying but crawled out from under the rubble. she was unharped. no humans or animals were actually injured.
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hit the gas pedal instead of the brake. the clinic owner says it could have been worse. two other employees were usually behind the front desk were out running ear ands. >> could have been worse, that's right. now, some sports and today is decision day on whether the oakland raiders may be moving to las vegas. nfl owners are expected to approve the move but the raiders are expected to play a few more seasons in oakland while their new stadium in vegas is built. a move would make them the third nfl franchise to switch cities in the last few years. and 68 are now down to 4. the ncaa men's basketball tournament's final four is all set and the last game of the weekend may have been the best. >> it was the best. it was north carolina and kentucky. the two top seeds in the southeast area. they met up in memphis. back and forth for awhile. late in the second half the tar heels were up by three. then the wildcats' malik monk throws up the three with two
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guys even hanging on him. he hit it so it was a tie at 73 with 8 seconds left. >> 8 seconds left. >> then north carolina comes right back down the court, luke maye puts it up, the jumper and, boom, everybody goes wild. the tar heels are up 2 with less than a second left. so, kentucky then has a chance at the long inbound pass and it's a no go. unc wins 75-73 and tar heels are in the final four for the second straight year and increased their record to 20 overall, the best of all time when it comes to that. they're going to play oregon over the weekend. and in the first game of the day it was south carolina and florida in the east regional final. this is at msg in new york city, gamecocks came back from a seven-point halftime deficit against their conference rival. south carolina, though, winning it in the end, 77-70. only win in the
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before this came back in 45 years ago, wow, the gamecocks reach the final four for the first time. they'll play another first timer in the national semis, gonzaga. >> gonzaga. >> yep. >> all right, up next in "the pulse," a lesson in good sportsmanship as a runner is carried across the finish line. and caught on camera, a gator gobbling up a golf ball. why? it's late it's an all nighter when are we even going to sleep? got a little all nighter refuel going on this is the best morning ever! look at that joy and excitement mmmmm
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used by family or guests of united employees. the airline enforces a dress code on people using the passes and spandex does not meet that code. the incident exploited on twitter. >> yeah, including some celebs seth rogen saying we are at united are just trying to police the attire of the daughters of our employees. that's all cool, right? william shatner pointed out wearing leggings on board is okay because he's done it before on "star trek." yeah with that mental image. several runners made sure the city of brotherly love lives up to its name? a woman nearing the end of philadelphia's half marathon became so fatigued that her legs began to buckle but two other runners came to her aid without missing a beat. making sure that she never hit the ground. >> then held the woman up and kept her on track until a third man went even further. he actually picked her up and carried her to the finish line.
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>> that's really cool. okay, so usually isn't news when a golfer finds the water hazard. >> right, but this one was a little more hazardous than normal. a big gator comes out of the water and swallows the golf ball. >> the guy who shot this video says his friend shanked a shot and rolled towards the big reptile. >> however, there are some questions about that story especially since the camera was already pointed at the gator when the ball comes bouncing into frame. he had goodfoggy start to the week. and more rain is moving our way. what you can expect for the week ahead -- straight ahead. good morning washington. toss to eileen - patchy fog; showers this morning - 70s today & tomorrow; pm t-storms possible - cooler & sunnier (60s) thursday/friday - showers friday today: showers early; patchy f
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thunderstorm possible. highs: 74-79 winds: sw 5-10 mph tonight: mostly cloudy. stray shower possible. patchy fog. lows: 52-59 winds: s 5 mph tuesday: mostly cloudy. pm thunderstorm possible. highs: 72-77 winds: ssw 5-10 mph breaking this morning --
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missing person who is believed to be in the potomac river. crews began searching in the water near the key bridge around eight last night. they then declared
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-- before suspending the search at three a-m. no word why they stopped looking or whether or not they will continue searching today. authorities have not released any information about the missing person. developing now -- police are trying to figure out what led up to a deadly shooting in college park. gunfire rang out yesterday afternoon at the camden college park apartments.. just across the parking lot from the popular ikea on route one. one man is dead. another has a head injury. a man called 9-1-1 after hearing commotion above his apartment. the second victim's injuries are believed to be non life threatening. so far no arrests or suspect information.
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-- a vigil is planned for 15-year-old dennis taylor who was shot and killed in prince george's county over the weekend. police believe he may have been targeted. friends claim taylor was walking to a cookout in landover, but got a text message and turned around. his family says like most teens, he got into some trouble, but they can't image who would want him dead. police tell us they found a gun at the scene. officers have not released a possible motive. it's xx and we're just getting started. a fire now ruled arson. what we know about the person of interest and how it started. and another avalanche. this time -- 50 high school students caught in the mess. now many are feared dead. we have details straight ahead. good morning washington.
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- patchy fog; showers this morning - 70s today & tomorrow; pm t-storms possible - cooler & sunnier (60s) thursday/friday - showers friday today: showers early; patchy fog. mostly cloudy & warm. pm thunderstorm possible. highs: 74-79 winds: sw 5-10 mph tonight: mostly cloudy. stray shower possible. patchy fog. lows: 52-59 winds: s 5 mph tuesday: mostly cloudy. pm thunderstorm possible. highs: 72-77 winds: ssw 5-10 mph breaking overnight --
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montgomery county now ruled arson! flames sparked yesterday afternoon at


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