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making news in america this morning, the deputy who stayed outside during the florida school shooting defends himself explaining why he's not a coward. this while the white house responds to claims that president trump is backing off his push to raise the minimum age for rifle sales. this morning, boycott backlash. republicans vow to punish the airline that cut ties with the nra. breaking overnight some of the most popular items sold online by walmart and amazon are being exposed as counterfeit. the results of a federal investigation and warning to shoppers. dramatic rescue. children saved from this burning building. hear from the 8-year-old who is being called a hero. plus, a surprise at the office. why standing at your desk may not be so good for you. later one new dad's response
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after learning mom was having identical triplets. the key to happiness, how much money you need to be happy. the research is out this morning. a good tuesday morning. we begin with the battle over guns dominating the national conversation as president trump struggles to find a way to prevent another school massacre. >> during a meeting the president slammed the deputy on the parkland campus saying if he were there, he would have confronted the shooter unarmed. at stoneman douglas, meantime, a rainbow appearing over the school as teachers returned. we are following the overnight developments. >> reporter: that's right. in washington, the gun debate continues to rage but after a meeting with the nra, the president's approach has started to shift. while president trump argues for arming teachers he keeps hammering away at the man with the gun who didn't spring to action.
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trump branded scot peterson a coward for being stationed at the school but never storming in and insisted he would have defended the school. >> i really believe i would have run in even if i didn't have a weapon. >> reporter: peterson is saying he never entered the school because he believed the gunshots were coming from outside. trump continued to bash the police response. when he met with governors from across the country he revealed over the weekend he met with nra wayne lapierre but since their meeting it appears the president may be backing down from raising the purchasing age for semiautomatic guns something the nra is against. >> in concept the president still supports it but in terms of legislation we would need to see what that looks like. >> reporter: this instead president trump keeps calling for arming select teachers to defend the schools. >> i want highly trained people that have a natural talent like hitting a baseball or hitting a golf ball or putting. >> reporter: washington state
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governor jay inslee challenged him on an idea. >> we need to listen, that educators should educate and not be foisted upon this responsibility of packing heat in first grade classes. so i just suggest we need a little less tweeting here and a little more listening. >> reporter: gun control legislation is unpopular in congress. it a bill is going to move forward the president will have to use political capital to push it through. >> our thanks to tara. one more note from washington, d.c., as of early this morning, president trump has gotten more than 55 hours since his last tweet. that's his longest twitter drought since becoming president. not including retweets. delta is facing new backlash over its decision to cut ties with the nra. the lieutenant governor of georgia and other state republicans are threatening to derail a major tax cut for delta unless the company brings back its discount tore nra members.
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>> we can't just kowtow to the type of political pressure that comes against conservative values and certainly the nra is an organization that obviously feels very strong as i do around second amendment and i think it's time we take this stand. >> meanwhile, fedex is facing critics because it's keeping discounts for the nra. the company says it's never changed customer rates in response to politics. one of president trump's closest advisers is expected to be questioned today in the russia investigation. white house communications director hope hicks is meeting with the house intelligence committee. lawmakers want to know what role she may have played in crafting the white house statement about donald trump jr.'s 2016 meeting with russians at trump tower. and now to the immigration debate. the daca program will stay in place for now after the supreme court refused to take immediate action on the issue. president trump had asked the justices to rule on the legality of the program which allows young immigrants to stay in the country. the high court's refusal means
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the lower courts have to take it up first. meanwhile, today republican senator jeff flake, a critic of president trump, is introducing a new immigration plan. it includes a three-year extension of the daca program and nearly $8 billion in border security. overseas today is the first day of a russian ordered cease-fire in syria. hours after reports of yet another chemical attack on civilians. the russian president vladimir putin has ordered a five-hour daily pause in the bombing of a damascus suburb to allow for aid deliveries. 500 civilians have been killed in the last week because of the fighting as bashar al assad's forces backed by russia drive rebels out of the eastern suburb of ghouta. medics report treating symptoms of a possible chlorine gas attack but russia calls those claims bogus. now to a story breaking overnight. a federal investigation shows counterfeit goods are a growing problem for some of the biggest online retailers.
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the government report first obtained by cbs shows investigators were able to purchase products through third party sellers on amazon, walmart and ebay among other sites and 20 of the 47 products bought were counterfeit. the fake products included urban decay cosmetics phone chargers and popular yeti mugs. in response the retailers say they have strict protocols and quickly remove counterfeit products from their site. public schools in west virginia are closed for a fourth day because of a teachers strike. 33,000 employees have hit the picket lines. the governor agreed on a 2% pay increase in july and a 1% increase in the coming years. teachers say that's not enough. time now for a look at your weather on this tuesday morning. heavy rain has pushed the ohio river to its highest level in more than 20 years. more than 3 feet above the flood
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stage and more rain is on the way. in louisville police are patr patrolling flooded neighborhoods in boat. a hailstorm in sacramento turned those roads into rivers of slush while southern california had to deal with rain. and overseas six inches of snow brought rome to a standstill. it's only the second time the city has seen snowfall in nearly 30 years. coming up, apple going big. reports of a giant iphone in the works. but first chaos on the interstate. bikers take over a major highway and clash with police. and a hero's welcome overnight as the u.s. curling team returns home to minnesota after their gold
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we're back with that loud and chaotic scene in boston. dozens of bikers and people on atvs taking over what is a highway crashing into barriers and trying to escape from police. the mayhem ended with some seven bikers under arrest and one of the suspects shot in the foot. that man limped into court. police say he was among dozens of bikers who formed a kind of flash mob over the weekend speeding down the highway before clashing with officers. the prosecutors say the suspect who was shot had aimed his vehicle at a state trooper. >> as the suspect intentionally drove at that trooper as well as a police officer, the reporting officer ordered the operator of the atv to stop and lay down on the ground. >> his lawyer insists his client did get on the ground. six other suspects are due in court today. police are still searching for the other bikers. for the first time
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california has given the green light to self-driving cars without a backup driver for safety. the driverless cars will be allowed starting in april. the state will still require the ability for a remote operator to take over if needed. a consumer watchdog is criticizing the state's move calling the remote testing a deadly video game that threatens highway safety. and a city in southern california has outlawed crossing the street while talking on your phone. you also won't be allowed to listen to music on headphones while crossing the street in montclair. in august they could be fined $100. this comes months after honolulu became the first major u.s. city to ban phones in the streets. apple is going bigger in 2018. according to bloomberg they are planning to release its biggest iphone yet with a 6.5-inch screen. that's an inch bigger than the screen on the iphone 8 plus and slightly bigger on the samsung
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galaxy phone. android users can take shopping on amazon to a virtual level. amazon's augmented reality technology allows customers to see what that piece of furniture or appliance looks like in their home before they click the buy button. the online retail giant is joining a growing list allowing customers to try before they buy or at least see before they buy. amazon says it has 15,000 products available now for viewing in augmented reality. >> looks cool. when we come back the upset in college basketball overnight. first firefighters rescue a family as flames consume their home. see why an 8-year-old is now being called a hero. actress heather locklear under arrest. new details on the charges against her. e. so why accept it from your allergy pills? most pills don't finish the job because they don't relieve nasal congestion. flonase allergy relief is different. flonase relieves sneezing, itchy, watery eyes and a runny nose, plus nasal congestion, which pills don't.
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gutted the 16-unit building but it was her daughter, 8-year-old gabby who alerted the family after hearing the smoke alarm. >> it was beeping and i can hear it better because i'm on top of my bed right beside the smoke alarm. i heard it and woke up and i was like, in my mind i was thinking is someone cooking? >> she said, mommy, why are there flames coming out of my closet. >> she was cute. >> thanks to her quick actions no one was hurt. rachel says just last month she went through a fire drill with her kids practicing the escape route and they followed every instruction. >> she was all about business. frightening mopes in the meantime, on a southwest flight from salt lake city moments after it headed to los angeles. passengers spotted flames shooting from the right engine. the pilots were forced to burn off fuel before circling around for an emergency landing. >> the most scared i've ever
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been. >> half of me was banniced. the other half was like get it together. >> lots of praying and holding hands. >> it was a compressor stall similar to a car backfiring. while it is scary, it's for many people on board during a flight it's usually not dangerous. but still terrifying. all right, over to heather locklear who landed in legal trouble again. the "dynasty" and "melrose place" star was arrested after beating her boyfriend allegedly and attacking three police officers who responded. she faced dui earlier and was involved in a car crash last fall. police say they arrested her boyfriend for dui. new concerns for parents this morning about a spike in sexting among teenagers. research say 27% of kids under 18 are receiving sexually explicit texts including nude photos. nearly 15% are sending them. many teens don't realize those
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pictures could end up in the wrong hands. >> it's really important for parents to have conversations about healthy dating relationships and sexting, sexuality and peer relationships with their teens. often so that they can really have a platform and a common dialogue with the teens so that if a problem does arise or a concern arises the teen can go back to the parent and they can work through it together. >> well, the study found 12% of the teens surveyed forwarded the photos without consent. those pictures are sometimes used to bully other teens and blackmail them into taking more explicit photos. meanwhile, doctors say social media is putting teenagers at a higher risk of depression and suicide. now a top medical group is urging period trigs to screen children for depression every year starting at age 12. they say 20% of adolescents have a history of depression. well, turing now to sports and a big upset in basketball. virginia tech beating duke in the final seconds.
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>> now for nba highlights let's check in with espn. >> good morning, america with kevin connors i'm zubin mehenti. we saw another performance from anthony davis last night. >> he's worked had is way into the mvp discussion. without boogie cousins and davis was the one doing the boogying on monday night. darius miller misses the three. guess who is cleaning up. look at four suns around the ball but davis who came into the league a pipe cleaner really filled out that frame. gobbles that one up and one. under two minutes to go, rajon rondo, no, davis, yes, it was yes all night. 53 points, 18 rebounds, 5 blocks and the pelicans beat the suns. >> they've won six in a row and a way to go to catch the rockets. they are looking for that 13th straight. that could be your nba mvp. there's talk he should have gotten it last year.
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i guess you can't give it to a guy who had a season long triple-double and chris paul, unbelievable. knowing where the shot clock was, the beautiful touch and then when the game is over, it's the sixth man or the sixth woman, james harden's mother, a high-five from chris paul, a turnover in the box score. i don't think chris will care at all, 96-85 and you can see the rockets in the second half of our wednesday doubleheader that will take on the los angeles clippers. >> if you can't high-five mom, who can you high-five? for zubin mehenti, i'm kevin connors. good morning, america. >> we can high-fave. >> yeah. >> we'll keep trying. up next in "the pulse," a new trend may not be as healthy as we thought. ahead, the salary you need to make to be happy. the new research this morning. later, the celebration overnight as the champion u.s. curling team arrives home from the olympics.
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offices, standing at your desk instead of sitting, but now we're hearing it may do more harm than good. >> a small study in the journal ergonomics found standing at your desk for a long period of time can cause back discomfort and swelling of your veins and workers experienced deteriorated react i haveness. >> what does that say about our newsroom? >> a lot. a couple in kansas is working on ways to tell their newborns sons apart. >> they were born six weeks early and they are identical. doctors say the chances of that happening are about 1 in 30 million. >> yeah, so dad says they might paint a fingernail until they learn who is who. until recently they were only expecting twins. when they found out triplets were on the way dad said we're going to need a bigger car. >> i would think so. and we have an elvis sighting on the ballot, that is.
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. >> ♪ >> good morning, everyone, i'm matt o'donnell. tuesday morning. 4:27 a.m. and here's what's coming up next on "action news." a barrage of bullets fired on a fort lauderdale north philadelphia street. >> the corruption trial of allentown mayor ed pawlowski enters it is closing arguments phase. complete the process. a local company wants lebron james to come to the sixers and using a very public way to get that message out. we also have the accuweather forecast looking at rain ahead this week. and a look at traffic. it's all next. >> ♪ southern california as well as into the rockies. showers across the lower midwest yet again and clear and cool for much of the east.
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and finally temperatures will be in the mid-30s today when minnesota well companies home its winter olympians. >> among the guests of honor will be the american men's kurring team. >> they received a hero's welcome at the airport. >> look around. hard not to get emotional here. you know, you had all these people come out in your hometown. >> reporter: not just for these gold medal winners but the hundreds who came to the airport to welcome them home. >> i don't know what emotion i have. i can't actually decipher what i'm feeling. there's excitement. i'm completely nervous. i have butterflies. i want to cry. i just am proud. everything. >> i'm just so proud of them and excited for them. it's put duluth on the map. >> so proud. so proud of our son. >> and the team. >> and the team. >> it's great. i mean, he worked so hard for this, it's fantastic. >> reporter: especially for this
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special someone who barely saw her husband after the biggest shot of his life. >> incredibly excited to see him and see that medal up close. >> reporter: now that they are home. >> napping. that's it. that is it. we're going to just veg and order some pizza and not do anything. >> reporter: these champions won't soon forget how they swept the nation off of their feet. >> this one i think has a chance to really bring curling to a lot more people in our country on a much more regular basis and hopefully we're going to see more and more curling clubs popping up across the country. >> hitting harder than it did at in point in korea. >> reporter: because no stone thrown will create a new generation of curlers like a gold medal. >> pretty proud of them so might start today. >> reporter: at a hero's welcome at the duluth international airport, i'm dan ra romano for eyewitness new. >> how many will curl between
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning. it's 4:30 a.m. on this tuesday, february 27th. >> and coming up, brand new this morning, a police chase ends in a crash in northeast philadelphia. >> gunfire injures three people including a woman who was hit by a stray bullet. >> students and parents in south jersey are fighting for a teacher who they say was suspended for talking about security concerns. >> but first up, let's find out more about your accuweather and your traffic. we've got dave murphy and karen rogers. good morning. >> good morning. you did a good job of warning everybody that it was going to be chillier this morning. >> yes it is and grab that heavier coat. as you take a look


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