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good morning, america. new this morning, trump's twitter storm tweeting claiming president obama had his wires tapped in trump tower before his victory. he calls it mccarthyism as trump is plagued by questions over his own campaign's contacts with russia. >> we need to know if anyone compromised? >> contacts with the kremlin. immigration crackdown. the young girl capturing the moment officers came for her father. >> terrible to feel and see your family being broken apart. this d.r.e.a.m.er facing deportation after her impassioned speech as homeland security reportedly considers a new policy to separate mothers and children at the u.s. border.
hasta la vista. arnold schwarzenegger calling it quits on "celebrity apprentice." why he says former host donald trump is to blame. >> hey, donald, i have a great idea. why don't we switch jobs. >> their feud taken to a whole new level this morning. and caught on camera, dramatic rescue, a toddler not breathing, his mother desperate for help. >> it's something i'll remember forever. >> the quick thinking teen taking matters into her own hands credited for saving the little boy's life. hey, good morning. as president trump wakes up in florida this morning, he is hitting twitter hard. >> that is certainly an understatement. his latest salvo, quote, terrible. just found out that obama had my wires tapped in trump tower just before the victory. nothing found. this is mccarthyism. >> and there was also this, the first meeting jeff sessions
had with the russian ambassador was set up by the obama administration under education program for 100 ambassadors and then, quote, just out, the same russian ambassador that met jeff sessions visited the obama white house 22 times and 4 times last year alone. >> of course, that is a reference to the meetings that trump's attorney general jeff sessions now admits that he had with the russian ambassador to the u.s. during the presidential campaign as part of his capacities as senator. >> a growing list of democrats are calling for sessions to step down but trump as we can see from his tweets this morning has the ag's back, at least for now and we're going to get the latest from abc's david wright who is with the president in palm beach. david, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dan. good morning, paula. the white house had been hoping to change the subject from the russia story, but it is the story that just won't go away, in part, because the president keeps tweeting about it. this morning as you say he's on a tear responding it seems to stories from breitbart media and "the daily caller."
the president has been trying his best to change the subject. >> going to make you famous. >> reporter: friday in orlando visiting a catholic school where hundreds of low income students receive state scholarships. but russia continues to dominate the headlines. as reporters and lawmakers press for clear answers on the trump campaign's contacts with russia. here's former trump campaign adviser carter page in february. >> did you have any meetings last year with russian officials in russia, outside russia, anywhere? >> i had no meetings, no meetings. i might have said hello to a few people, you know, as they're walking by me. >> reporter: then just a few weeks later. >> did you meet sergey kislyak in cleveland? did you talk to him? >> i'm not going to deny that i talked with him, although i will say -- i will say that i never met him anywhere outside of cleveland. let's just say that much.
>> the only time that you met him was in cleveland? >> that i may have met him possibly, it might have been in cleveland. >> reporter: meanwhile, attorney general jeff sessions is drafting a detailed explanation for his answer to this question at his confirmation hearings. >> if there is any evidence that anyone affiliated with the trump campaign communicated with the russian government in the course of this campaign, what will you do? >> senator franken, i'm not aware of any of those activities. i have been called a surrogate at a time or two in that campaign, and i didn't -- did not have communications with the russians. >> sessions now admits that wasn't the whole truth. >> in retrospect, i should have slowed down and said what i did is meet one russian official a couple of times. that would be the ambassador. >> reporter: all nine democrats on the judiciary committee have asked for a new hearing to question sessions. but the republican chairman,
iowa senator chuck grassley, overruled them. meanwhile, president trump is mocking top democrats who have called for an investigation. first tweeting a photo of senate democratic leader chuck schumer eating a krispy kreme doughnut with vladimir putin in 2003. trump then took a shot at house democratic leader nancy pelosi tweeting, i hereby demand a second investigation of her. pelosi shot back to trump obviously he doesn't know the difference between an official meeting photographed by the press and a closed secret meeting that the attorney general lied about under oath, her words. her words on twitter, in fact, which seems to be the primary method of political debate in this country at this point, paula. >> yeah, twitter certainly seems to be popular with our politicians. thank you very much for your reporting, david. at the center of this firestorm is the russian ambassador who met with at least five members of president trump's team. abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross takes a closer look at sergey kislyak.
>> reporter: as a career russian diplomat, sergey kislyak, the ambassador to the united states is skilled at public speaking, delivering what the fbi calls utter falsehoods. >> the government of russian federation is not enrolled in any hacking of the type you are discussing. >> reporter: and now the ambassador claims the meetings he had with key members of the trump campaign before and after the election were nothing unusual, not connected to the hacking. >> we do not interfere into internal affairs of the united states. >> reporter: other russian diplomats are defending kislyak on twitter saying the u.s. media has hit rock bottom and questioning critics, do they even know what a diplomat's job is. and now the contacts between putin's kremlin and some of trump's closest advisers are at the center of the fbi and congressional investigations. >> we need to know is anyone compromised? are there risks to the country because someone is compromised?
>> reporter: especially because some of the americans involved are accused of not telling the truth about their meetings with the ambassador. one aspect of the investigation involves a tight focus on the week of the republican convention in july of last year. july 18th, the party's official platform gives a big victory to russia by downgrading u.s. support for ukraine. >> the champagne corks were going off when that happened. >> reporter: july 20th, ambassador kislyak meeting with senator sessions and trump adviser carter page at the convention. something page later tried to deny. >> i had no meetings, no meetings. >> reporter: july 21st, donald trump accepts the republican nomination for president. >> thank you. thank you very much. >> reporter: and the very next day july 22nd wikileaks posts the first of the hacked democratic party e-mails. brian ross, abc news, new york. >> okay, a lot to talk about here. so, let's bring in political analyst tara setmayer. good morning. >> good morning. >> thanks for coming in. let's talk about these tweets
and they continue to come from the president about the allegations of wiretapping. here's one of them. is it legal for a sitting president to be wiretapping a race for president prior to an election? turned down by court earlier. a new low. he then goes on to compare it to nixon and watergate and refers to obama as a bad or sick guy. what is this all about? >> well, it's clearly all about deflection. donald trump, he has a mentor. i think in another tweet he takes about mccarthyism. his mentor was roy cone who was one of the chief counsels during mccarthy's trials and hearings back in those times, so he was taught to double down on things and never apologize so this is his way instead of having a mature investigation, letting things go through the intelligence committee, perhaps having a special prosecutor, investigating what's going on with these contacts with russia, now the president is throwing this out here to get us to start talking about this now and these
rather hyperbolic comparisons to mccarthyism or nixon instead of paying attention to what's going on with their contacts. >> was there wiretapping? >> well, we don't know. i mean, for the president to put something like that out there, that is a really wild accusation. we do know, there has been reporting that there were fisa requests because there were people in the intelligence community, our intelligence community was very curious about some of these contacts between trump campaign officials and russia, which i think was a legitimate concern given how we know russia can be and their posture and their interference in our election, there were requests, fisa court requests for these wiretaps. now, whether that was actually done in trump tower, whether that was to the degree and detail that president trump is now saying, we just don't know that yet, so i find it irresponsible for the president of the united states to levy these types of accusations against our former president without backing it up with concrete information. >> you still identify as a conservative commentator. >> correct. >> i want to mention that as
well. the other tweets and there are many have to do with jeff sessions, of course, donald trump is sticking by his ag and he says, just out, the same russian ambassador that met jeff sessions visited the obama white house 22 times and 4 times last year alone. but that's a false equivalency, is it not? >> i think so. because no one is disputing -- this is a typical tactic by trump and his surrogates. no one is disputing whether jeff sessions in his capacity as a senator on the armed services committee should have met with the russian ambassador. that is normal procedure for elected officials. i worked on capitol hill for many years. i worked for a member of the foreign affairs committee. he met with foreign dignitaries all the time. so, that's not the discussion. the discussion is how forthcoming jeff sessions was about actually having those meetings. if there was nothing nefarious, if there was nothing untoward about them, he should have been forthcoming in testimony and has recused himself which i think was a good step to do thus far and he'll go back and he'll clarify his position but it's
not the first official -- this is now the fourth person with the trump campaign that has these questionable contacts and wasn't completely forthright about it and that just lends to further question and inquiry about why. what are they hiding if anything? >> sure. this story is almost certainly not gone away. tara setmayer, we really appreciate your time and analysis this morning, appreciate it. >> thank you. we move on to another story involving the trump administration making news on another front right now. abc news has learned the department of homeland security is considering separating families who illegally cross the u.s. border. abc's gloria riviera is in washington with more on this proposed policy. gloria, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dan. that's right. part of president trump's overhaul of immigration policy would prioritize, merit, employability and skills over family ties, that is a tenet many republicans, not all, have long advocated. this morning we are already seeing what can be painful repercussions. this morning, sources tell abc news the department of homeland security is actively considering
a plan to separate mothers and children illegally crossing the u.s. border. officials briefed on the proposal characterize the move as a deterrent. >> we're getting really bad dudes out of this country. >> reporter: the possible plan comes as scenes like this making headlines nationwide. a distraught fatima avelica, 13 years old recording the moment immigration officers came to her father taking him into custody as he drops her off for school citing multiple prior criminal convictions. >> it's really hard what we're going through. it's terrible to feel and see your family being broken apart. >> reporter: avelica's family is not alone. >> people are scared. this is the number one topic of conversation among immigrant families. >> reporter: in mississippi 22-year-old daniela vargas hid in a closet as she watched i.c.e. agents detain her father and brother protected under president obama's deferred action for childhood arrival as act known as daca, vargas has
been an outspoken critic of trump's immigration policies. >> today my father and brother await deportation as i continue to fight this as a d.r.e.a.m.er to help contribute to this country which i feel is very much my country. >> reporter: despite having no criminal record, vargas herself was arrested and processed for deportation after giving a press conference at an immigration rally. i.c.e. officials tell abc news she was the subject of a targeted immigration enforcement action because her status under daca lapsed in late 2016. vargas' attorney has said the young woman could very well be deported to argentina without a hearing. her daca expired in november and her attorney says it took her until february to save the nearly $500 she needed to renew her status. that window, i.c.e. says, makes her ineligible for a hearing. paula. >> all right, gloria, thanks for sharing those personal stories this morning. also in the news, the fbi is assuring jewish leaders that threats against their community centers are a top priority. this comes as word of one
suspected arrested, and abc's adrienne bankert has more. >> reporter: the recent rash of threats and vandalism against jewish institutions spreading across the country from desecrated headstones at cemeteries to bomb threats forcing hundreds to evacuate. there have been 130 cases of hostility targeting the jewish community in multiple states including new york, indiana, pennsylvania, florida and alabama. >> the rising tide of hate and anti-semitism has been unleashed. >> reporter: this morning the man seen here on a local tv show, juan thompson, under arrest in connection to threats allegedly made against at least eight jewish organizations. a possible romance gone wrong, accusations of cyberbullying and anti-semitic terror. in newly filed court documents, federal prosecutors accused the 31-year-old of waging a campaign to harass and intimidate. though it's who he was allegedly intimidating that has made this
case of particular interest. thompson's twitter feeding targeting his ex-girlfriend claiming she's racist. authorities say he made those anti-semitic threats in his ex's name in attempts to frame her. the arrest comes on the same day fbi director james comey held a meeting with jewish community leaders making it clear this is just one arrest. >> there are many more jcc bomb threats that have not been solved, and communities are hurting. >> reporter: and this latest arrest involves threats to jewish community centers including this one right behind us here in manhattan. thompson, a former online journalist, was allegedly fired for fabricating sources at his last employer. he faces charges including cyberstalking. dan and paula. >> adrienne bankert, thank you very much for your reporting this morning. a lot of other news this morning and, as always, for that we get it over to ron. good morning. >> good morning, dan and paula, diane, robert. good morning, everyone. we're going to begin in iraq where thousands of
civilians are fleeing the city of mosul as iraqi forces advance in the battle for the isis stronghold. this as the world health organization is responding to what's believed to be the first chemical weapon attack. doctors saying that at least 12 people are showing signs of exposure to chemical agents that may have been released in two separate mortar attacks by isis. international law forbids using chemical weapons. and in malaysia, the families of the passengers that disappeared on board a malaysian airlines flight three years ago are now raising money to continue the search for clues. the government suspended the search in the indian ocean this past january saying they had little hope of finding anything. the families are hoping to raise $15 million. and a new development in the violent police takedown at a north carolina high school earlier this year. the roseville, north carolina police officer caught on camera slapping a female student to the ground while allegedly breaking up a fight is resigning. he had been placed on leave in january. and the tsa saying they will have agents use more rigorous pat-downs.
procedures at airport checkpoints. the pat-downs are being described as more intimate in nature. the entranced security measures come after a study by the department of homeland security found some tsa agents unable to find hidden weapons in pat-down tests. in scotland an amazing rescue at sea off the coast of shetland. five fishermen forced to jump ship when their boat started sinking. a minute later the vessel was gone. fortunately the entire crew was rescued from the icy waters by a lifeboat and a coast guard helicopter. and finally two brothers with a unique talent taking the internet by storm, the young duo developed a prowess for, you see it there, flipping dough at their dad's new jersey, new jersey pizzeria. >> yes. >> but don't worry. the boys putting their hands all over your pie, their dad bought them rubber pizza dough so they can flip all they want without anyone having to eat the play-doh. a recent post, check this out, of that video of the dough boy, as i call them, has gotten more
than 15 million -- 15 million. >> that's incredible. >> 14 to be precise. 14 million views. look at that. >> so good. the harlem globetrotters of pizza dough. >> that is incredible. yeah, just make sure they don't actually bake the rubber dough. that would be a bad idea. so, i think i was a little overly optimistic and assembled my patio furniture last week. this week i need to move it under shelter. >> you didn't put the turtleneck too far away. so, that was a good callcall. wild swings in temperature. this one happened yesterday just outside harrisburg, pennsylvania, i-81 and i-80. dozens of accidents there just from little snow squalls that came through. injuries and one fatality. on the radar we're seeing another pulse just east of chicago in through parts of indiana. again, areas that had record-breaking high temperatures just a couple of days ago and a rude awakening today and tomorrow. even colder across the northeast and, you know, some of the flowers and the trees are blooming down across the south so that may do some damage but then a return to more warmth so wild swings in temperatures this
here local forecasts. >> reporter: we'll see wild swings around here, as well. good morning, everyone, i'm meteorologist chris sowers with this accuweather update. the radars are clear. let's get you outside, the skies are clear, as well. a beautiful shot of the center city skyline. lots of blue upstairs, it is cold, temperatures in the teens and 20s, forecast for today, it gets no better than 36 degrees with afternoon windchills in the 20s. sunny cold, sunday, 39. 52 monday, that's more like it. tuesday, breezy, shower or two, 62 degrees. >> okay. >> all right. got that, ron? >> whatever you say. >> ron's policy is do whatever rob says. a quick-acting teenager is being credited with saving a child's life and it is all caught on camera. >> she sprang into action when she heard a mother's cry for help and diane has the story for us this morning. good morning, diane. >> i want to prep you because when you see this video it's
hard to believe it has a happy ending but this tennessee toddler is alive and well thanks to this quick-thinking teenager and a very important high school class. as a fast food worker, kayla ease is used to hearing customer requests but none quite like this. >> it's something i'll remember forever. >> reporter: a mother desperate for help. luckily kayla was prepared. >> it was like a muir keel. >> reporter: it all started outside pal's in bristol. a mother placed her food order then turned around to see her son not breathing. watch as she runs up to the drive-through window begging for help holding her 3-year-old limp in her arms. >> she tells me, somebody help me. >> reporter: 18-year-old eas instantly runs out to give the toddler cpr and shortly after he starts breathing again. she says she's cpr certified thanks to a high school health and science class. >> at least two or three kids from that class will have stories of something that happened at work just that week and then after that as well. >> reporter: the ambulance arrived in less than three
minutes but kaela still had work to do. she went back inside, finished her shift and then went to the hospital to visit the boy. >> he was watching cartoons and seemed to be doing well then. >> kaela says she is considering a career in the medical field. we know she pays attention in class, performs well under pressure and a very dedicated employee so i would be okay with that. >> just has to put that clip on her resume and send it in. >> all you need to know. >> yes, absolutely. >> incredible. >> great story. >> thank you. >> and she finished her shift. >> she finished her shift and a reminder, i feel like i need to take a refresher in cpr because you never know. >> absolutely. >> are you feeling okay? >> i try to carry a defibrillator with me everywhere i go. coming up here on "gma," a new cold case arrest in the disappearance of a former beauty queen. the high school classmates from over a decade ago who are now facing charges. and arnold schwarzenegger won't be back on "celebrity apprentice." he's not firing himself, but he is blaming trump. we'll tell you why coming up on "gma." "good morning america" is
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>> reporter: hi, gray, add a few layers, temperatures in the teens and 20s, 36 degrees is the high. that's the coldest it's been in three weeks in the philadelphia area. monday, tuesday, wednesday, we pull out of it again, temperatures in the 50s and 60s. the curious choice at the center of one book, one philadelphia, alicia vitarelli brings you the story at 9:00 a.m. now back to "good morning america." make it a great day.
welcome back to "gma" on a busy saturday morning. happening right now, fighting back as president trump wakes up in florida, this morning, he is on a twitter tear accusing president obama of wiretapping trump tower and saying the obama administration set up that first meeting between trump's attorney general jeff sessions and the russian ambassador. this says the president and his administration are dogged by intensifying questions surrounding russia and growing list of democrats are calling for sessions to step down. also right now, gold rush. prospectors in california are hoping to strike it rich panning for gold in the area around the oroville dam. they say the recent heavy rains and floods have pulled up old gold deposits once buried by mud and sand bringing them to the surface. and 73 mushers -- is that right? >> mushers. >> or mushers.
like i said, 73 mushers will line up to begin their journey in the 45th annual iditarod race in anchorage this morning. the teams will participate in the ceremonial start in anchorage, but the clock won't start ticking on the actual race until monday. the restart has been moved to fairbanks because of bad weather in the alaska range. the reason i asked for rob marciano's expertise is because he is now kind of a pseudoprofessional musher. >> mush, mush, i have a driven them around on a sled before. >> we'd like to apologize to everybody in alaska about the mushing incident. >> i'm really sorry about that. i promise. >> paula will never get that wrong again. >> i certainly will get it wrong again. >> you were great with those dogs. you did a piece a few weeks ago that was absolutely adorablement >> any time you put dogs on television it's going to work out fine. >> rob marciano and dogs, a perfect combination. >> rob marciano and anything. but first here this morning, we have a story of a very serious nature. a second man now facing charges in the disappearance of a teacher from georgia. she was also a former beauty queen.
>> the search for tara grinstead's body is intensifying this morning, more than a decade after she vanished and abc's eva pilgrim has the details for us. hi, eva. >> reporter: good morning. it was an unsolved mystery that garnered national attention, an alleged murderer now behind bars but the small town rumors flying. who else was involved? one man's name was immediately at the center of a lot of that chatter. a beloved high school teacher, a beauty queen, vanished. this morning a second man is now facing charges in the disappearance of tara grinstead. >> do you guys have anything to say. >> no comment. >> reporter: bo dukes bonding out of jail accused according to arrest warrants helping newly named murder suspect ryan duke conceal and destroy the body of tara grinstead at fitzgerald farms. the same farm where investigators have recently been searching for the missing teacher's body, a farm owned by bo dukes' own uncle. 30-year-old tara grinstead went missing in october 2005 after watching a pageant and having dinner with friends. georgia police say they were
finally able to crack this case after nearly 12 years thanks to someone coming forward. >> i need an appointed attorney. >> reporter: authorities say this man, ryan dukes, seen here in his first court appearance, broke into her home robbing and killing her with his bare hands before getting his friend, bo dukes, to help him hide the body. the two men unrelated were high school classmates, students at grinstead's school with strikingly similar last names seen here beside each other in the school yearbook. >> he knew what happened to tara. >> reporter: an atlanta filmmaker who produces this internet podcast is credited with keeping interest in the case alive. >> i had two interviews with different former friends of ryan duke and they both mentioned bo dukes' name and possible involvement. >> this group of people had engaged in quite a bit of bad behavior over the years. >> reporter: payne says dukes
had been frequenting his podcast discussion boards. when he blocked him, dukes followed him on twitter and sent him a direct message instead days before his arrest. >> and i respond to him. he says, any questions you have, please call my attorney. >> neither man has entered a plea. authorities still haven't said if they found tara grinstead's body but we know they have found new evidence that they say provides new links in this case. >> wild story. more to come. eva, thank you very much. let's check the weather yet again and get it back over to amateur musher rob marciano. hey, rob. >> musher. >> hey, guys, warm and windy yesterday, so fires were breaking out across parts of oklahoma. here is one in norman,
we have a pulse of rain and energy coming in as snow and rain. it will get into the inner mountain west, they don't need it anywhere, but ski season is not over, they will take it. here's a check of the local forecast. >> reporter: good morning, everyone, i'm meteorologist chris sowers with this accuweather update. it's a nice looking weekend, blustery and cold. 36 today, windchills in the 20s, 39 tomorrow, windchills in the 30s. nba saturday prime time continues tonight, tune in to see the l.a. clippers face off against the chicago bulls at 8:30 eastern time on abc. it is basketball season in full force. >> rob will be watching with a big jar of beans in his hands. no question about it. >> please, no. dan.
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♪ ♪ weathertech. made right, in america you're terminated. >> arnold schwarzenegger who terminated contestants on "celebrity apprentice" is now calling it quits himself. >> he certainly is. the actor turned governor turned reality show host blaming a ratings dive on president trump's continued involvement in the show. marci gonzalez is covering the story for us this morning from our l.a. bureau. marci, you're not fired. good morning. >> reporter: thank you, paula. good morning to you. the president is still the executive producer of the show and while schwarzenegger's official statement simply cited the show's baggage for his departure, he is making no secret of just what he meant by that. >> you're terminated. >> reporter: after just one
season as host, arnold schwarzenegger is now terminating his role on "celebrity apprentice." >> hasta la vista, baby. >> reporter: the actor and former california governor pinning his departure entirely on the former host president donald trump saying to "empire" magazine with trump being involved, people have a bad paste and don't want to participate. but just last month trump publicly blamed the show's tanking ratings on his reality tv successor. >> they hired a big, big movie star, arnold schwarzenegger, to take my place, and we know how that turned out. the ratings went right down the tubes. >> reporter: schwarzenegger firing back with this video. >> hey, donald, i have a great idea. why don't we switch jobs. you take over tv because you're such an expert in ratings, and i take over your job, and then people can finally sleep comfortably again. >> reporter: it hasn't always been a matter of kindergarten cop versus president. schwarzenegger appeared on the original "apprentice" in 2007. >> i got a phone call yesterday
from my very good friend, donald trump. >> reporter: and even after the governator endorsed trump's rival john kasich they were spotted chatting after the second gop debate but ever since the commando became the boss there have been bitter words and, of course, tweets. >> i think that the governator is tough enough, and so i don't think the feud is causing him to back down, but it's more just that the show wasn't a hit. >> reporter: and nbc has not responded to our request for a comment. there's no word on their plans for the show. dan and paula. >> marci, thank you very much. and coming up on "gma" -- so, your kid is home sick from school. expert advice on how to make their day as productive as possible. after that it's "pop news." keep it here. only there when things went wrong? because for every tornado... there's a twister. for every crash... an even bigger collision. and for every tailspin...
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and welcome back, everyone. in today's "weekend download" we're, unfortunately, still in the thick of flu season and many parts of the country and i recently sat down with parenting expert denise albert of moms.com for some really creative ideas on how to handle a child sick from school. denise, great to have you here. >> thank you. >> so, this is ramp apartment right now. we've got a sick kid at home. how do we ensure they're comfortable not yet overwhelmed when they return to school? >> well, you want to make sure that they do their actual schoolwork. kids these days can be in touch consistently. they have to e-mail their friends. they can probably e-mail their teacher. get their work but also my son was home sick yesterday. he was able to do a lot of his work online. he has math apps from his classroom. he can play chess online. you want to schedule a time that they actually do their work during the day. my son is a big negotiator so we said 1:20 is the time to do the work. you don't want to wait till the end of the day when they're not feeling well and really tired. >> keep them on a schedule
especially to do that homework. so, when they're feeling better, yet they're still too sick to go out and play with everyone, what do you do then? >> there's so many educational movies and so many ways to have movies at home. a great educational film is "hidden figures." my son just watched it and he wanted to learn. he actually learned, i think, more watching this film than he would have at a day in school. he wanted to google all of the women and see what their careers were after the film. he wanted to study more about neil armstrong and john glenn so, he learned so much just in one day being at home. >> it's a great idea for an educational movie and, of course, they want to stay home and play video games. how do you balance that? >> i do 30 minutes on, 30 minutes off which is probably too much but on a sick day i think it's okay. you really want to manage the technology and it's really important for the kids to know they're not staying home to play on their phones, to play on their apps, to play on computers unless it's educational. there's so much educational
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♪ "good morning america" is brought to you by wayfair.com. a zillion things home. and it's time for "pop news" as promised. diane macedo, what's popping? >> we'll start with some news on natalie portman popping, you could say, so she told the world last weekend she couldn't attend the oscars due to the late stage of her pregnancy. well, it turns out that late stage was a birth. the actress and her husband benjamin millepied just announced they welcomed a baby girl four days before the awards. little amalia joins big brother, aleph, who is 5 now, believe it or not. >> wow. >> and the couple met while working on "black swan." he was a choreographer for the movie and you might remember portman won the oscar for best
actress for that film while she was pregnant with her son. now she gets nominated while pregnant with her daughter. i'm wondering if maybe the babies are some kind of luck charm. >> babies are good luck charms. nominees are in for the radio disney newsic awards. singer justin bieber has been nominated for five awards including best artist, megan trainor and selena mow guess grabbed four tying her with the host of the show kelsea ballerini, one of the hosts of the show and dnce have four, as well. cast your vote through the radio disney app. google one box or radio disney's facebook or twitter page. lots of options. you can also watch the show, 2017 disney music awards on sunday, april 30th at 7:00 eastern on the disney channel. >> ron is tearing up his vote for bieber. >> now to a "pop news" investigation. >> what, you have an investigation? >> yes, you might have noticed queen elizabeth is rarely seen in public without her trustee handbag. it turns out it's not just an accessory but part of a secret code, royal historian
hugo vickers tell "people" magazine if the queen moves her bag from one hand to the other that's a sign she wants to move on from a conversation. another secret gesture she twists her wedding ring if she wants to leave a discussion as soon as possible and whenever the queen places her bag on a table, that is a five-minute warning to her ladies in waiting that she's getting ready to leave. >> i thought you were going to say the nuclear codes. >> no. this is way more interesting. >> nothing that consequential. >> i like the idea of having ladies in waiting. >> i know. >> i'm going to be ready to go, ladies. just prepare yourself? just move your "good morning america" cup, and that will signal that you're ready to go. >> see a little code. see if viewers keep track. >> paula's code is much less tuttle. >> my code is pretty overt. >> gets up and leaves. >> she's done with the discussion. >> yep, i'm done. a father in washington state should be claiming dibs on dad of the year after building this for his 3-year-old son in his own backyard. >> wow. look at that. >> scott frazierton says he was going to build a tree house but when his son wyatt fell in love with a roller coaster
at disneyland, he said the whole thing was a no-brainer. the navy pilot went ahead, he sought out a boeing engineer, who has actually published several books on how to build a roller coaster in your backyard. i didn't even know that was a thing and, needless to say, it was a huge hit with his son why yacht. >> that's incredible. >> this is depressing. i have a 2-year-old and like i feel like i'm a good daddy when i make him eggs and -- >> make a roller coaster. >> you never thought about building a roller coaster. >> it has never crossed my mind -- >> diane, you know, every parent in america will begrudge you for showing that because we're all going to -- >> i know. >> i'll go home and my kids will say build me a roller coaster. >> what have you done for me lately. >> cost him about 1300 bucks. but the bonus was he said it took three months, three months of quality time with his son because they kind of built it together. >> really? paid attention while he was building. >> he helped daddy build it? >> but now we all know if we ask for a pony we weren't thinking big enough. >> i know. >> think big, kids. >> great "pop news." thank you very much. >> see you back here tomorrow morning. >> we're out.
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