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good morning, america. and breaking now, one of the strongest typhoons in the world, slamming millions in the philippines. the highest winds ever recorded at landfall, gusting at 235 miles per hour. the speed of a formula 1 race car. the video, just coming in. broken promise. the president says he's sorry. why he's apologizing right now for people losing health insurance. pledging the government will do everything it can to help millions, now, in a tough position. an abc news exclusive. we go one-on-one with the former rutgers coach, mike rice, fired after his abusive, violent behavior on the court, caught on tape shocked the country. do you think that you were a bully? his apology in his first extensive television interview. rice calling his actions idiotic.
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tom's fight. bombshell new documents revealing family secrets in his massive lawsuit. cruise admits he didn't see his daughter for more than 100 days. and says katie holmes divorced him to protect suri from scientology. and good morning, america. jam-packed friday. had so much news to get to. two big special events as well. josh goes behind the scenes for the emotional reunions with soldiers and their loved ones. and i love what you call it. "operation homecoming." >> the families joining us live this morning. i cannot wait to see them again, after one of the great nights that i was allowed to spend when they all found each other again. it was beautiful. absolutely beautiful. and speaking of waiting. wait to put on the mascara until after you see this incredible homecoming. we're glad that you're bringing it to us. also, "gma's" great car
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giveaway. all comes down to the fifth and final clue somewhere in our program. these are the three brand-new cars. and the key to unlocking one of them is just ahead. we'll get to that. but let's get right to the massive storm that's slamming the philippines. it's happening right now. isn't it, sam? >> this is one of the lifetime events that i don't think we'll see in our lives again. when we look at this storm right now, that we know of on the planet, the fourth-strongest tropical cyclone to ever develop. it is the strongest ever to make landfall, ever, ever. you can take this. let me show you what this looks like. take this eye. and let me get just a little bit closer into this. you can see it better as it moves in toward the northern islands of the philippines. this is a monster storm. really dropped only 30 miles per hour in wind speed when it had its interaction with the islands here. then it gets into more water and the story of this storm continues. but take words like destructive and devastating and we have to find new words. this morning, a deadly storm.
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now being called the strongest tropical cyclone to hit land in recorded history. here's an image of this massive storm from space. statistically, more powerful and potentially more destructive than our most tragic storms. superstorm sandy, hurricane katrina. overnight, supertyphoon haiyan slammed into the philippines, forcing more than 150,000 families, that's 750,000 individuals, to evacuate, leaving countless stranded throughout the country's more than 7,000 small islands. wind gusts up to 235 miles per hour, roughly the top speed of a formula one racer. and faster than any u.s. storm. it's an astounding 300 miles wide, roughly the distance from boston to philadelphia. and will bring a storm surge likely to exceed 20 feet. it has all of the calling cards
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of a storm that we know here in the u.s. this is so much more powerful, the destruction, the damage, the water moving through, the wind, people having to evacuate. all that happening right now. and likely to continue to happen with this storm. so, we'll show you its past and its track. from the philippines, it has another opportunity to make landfall, still as a very strong storm in vietnam. then kind of swirl in through laos. this thing will drop an awful lot of wind and rain. look at this storm, 100 miles per hour with the wind speeds by the time the storm is well inland, by 1:00 in the morning. >> a scary event. a lifetime event. >> so clear on that. we're going to turn to washington. two major stories there today. the new apology from president obama on health care. and a possible breakthrough on negotiations to contain iran's nuclear program. abc's jon karl and martha raddatz with more on that. jon, i begin with you and the presidential apology for a broken promise. >> reporter: you almost never hear a president say i am sorry. and barack obama is no exception to that. and this apology is not so much for the problems with the website. but for the millions of americans who have received
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cancellation notices from their insurance companies, despite his repeated promise over and over again that nobody would lose their insurance. >> i am sorry that they, you know, are finding themselves in this situation, based on assurances they got from me. we've got to work hard to make sure that they know we hear them and that we're going to do everything we can to deal with folks who find themselves in a tough position as a consequence of this. >> reporter: now, despite the apology, the president pointed out that those insurance policies being canceled are what he called sub par insurance. and he pointed out that once the website is up and running fully, people will be able to find better alternatives, many of them for less money. so, george, this was an apology, but it was an apology with caveats. >> the house is going to vote on a bill that would block any attempt to take away those policies from people who have them. white house reaction to that? >> reporter: white house has made it clear they do not see a need for a legislative fix. they want no bill here.
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they say they will work within the current system. >> let's turn to martha raddatz right now. secretary of state john kerry, martha, is now flying to geneva for nuclear negotiations with iran ahead of this possible break through. >> reporter: george, this is a surprise trip. kerry was in the region but was not scheduled to go to geneva where the very serious negotiations have been taking place. this could well mean an agreement is likely. any agreement would be just a first phase. this is how it would work. the iranians would have to freeze their nuclear program for as long as six months, in exchange some of the sanctions that have crippled parts of the iranian economy would be lifted, freeing up some much-needed cash for the iranians. >> martha, you're hearing opposition to this potential deal from the israeli prime minister and some members of congress. >> reporter: well, israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has made very clear that israel utterly objects to this, saying iran would be getting the deal
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of the century. and that the u.s. would be making a grievous mistake since iran would still have the capability to enrich uranium. and many members of congress are not happy about this, either. >> okay, martha, thanks. >> we're going to have all of the breaking news on this on "this week." and i go one-on-one, with chris christie after his big one on tuesday. now to josh with today's other top stories. we're going to begin with a developing story from los angeles. a horrifying incident at a rock concert. witnesses say a man fell from an upper balcony during a blink 182 concert, at the hollywood palladium, falling face first from 20 feet in the air. the victim was rushed to the hospital. no word on his condition. we will have updates as news becomes available. now to the economy, the labor department has just reported that 204,000 jobs were created last month. that was better than expected. that comes despite the government shutdown. the unemployment rate rose slightly 7.3% largely because
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some of the government workers who were furloughed were counted as unemployed. the good news about the jobs this morning could end up being bad news for wall street. it might prompt them to scale back the federal stimulus program to keep interest rates low. an ohio man, recovering from a freak accident today. a propane tank fell from his forklift. and he accidentally ran over it. you will see, it ignites that fireball there. just missed that passing car. with smoke still coming from his body, he did manage to escape. thankfully, the man not seriously hurt. and a wild scene near dallas. take a look. people enjoying lunch. at a pizza shop until the car, yeah, comes through the wall. elderly driver behind the wheel. is okay. fortunately, everyone got out of the way in time. and police in chicago, searching for a pack of flash mob thieves. bursting into stores. you see one of those robberies here grabbing armfuls of even entire racks of clothing.
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you see them pushing the racks out the door in seconds. and taking off in a getaway car before anybody could stop them. and a big night in the college football world. unbeaten oregon taking on number six, stanford. oregon booking perhaps for the bcs title game selection. held a 26-0 lead. they did everything they could to get back into it, and they almost did. however stanford took down oregon for the second consecutive year. final 26-20. and vice president joe biden having a rather big problem getting in touch with boston's next mayor. you may have heard the vice president called the wrong marty walsh the other night to congratulate him on his election win. now, we've learned he called a second wrong number. and this time, he left a voicemail to prove it. >> marty, this is joe biden. nice to see you win. anything i can do to help you from the white house in terms of your needs in boston, holler, man.
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>> that message left on a phone belonging to a woman named toni, so you were awful close, vice president. one other note, my favorite note of all, about the boston mayoral race. david ortiz, the red sox slugging hero, finished third, as a write-in candidate. >> what? >> he, too, was this close. >> who knows who joe would have called. we have a new twist this morning in the nfl bullying scandal. so many miami dolphins and players across the league, speaking up in defense of richie incognito, the player accused of tormenting his teammate. some calling incognito the victim. matt gutman has the latest. >> reporter: in his first public statement since the controversy began, jonathan martin's attorney blitzed his client's alleged tormentors. saying overnight that for 18 months, the 300-pound martin, endured, quote, harassment that went far beyond the traditional locker room hazing, including a
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malicious physical attack on him by' teammate and daily vulgar comments. those including a rather infamous racial slur from richie incognito and a newly released alleged comment about martin's sister, too crass for tv. that as martin was spotted leaving his parents' l.a. home on thursday. it was the first glimpse of the former dolphin lineman since he reportedly checked himself into a hospital for emotional stress last week. his attorney saying the issue wasn't martin's toughness. but his treatment by his teammates. the alleged ring leader, incognito. who his teammates now suggest is the victim. so much overwhelming support for richie incognito. why do you think that is? >> because we've been around him. we know what kind of guy he is. and we want everybody else to know that same thing. richie is the one being attacked. and he's the one that the questions are being asked about. >> reporter: this morning, a new accusation against incognito. overnight, wplg uncovered a police report where a female
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volunteer at a dolphins golf tournament accused him of harassment in may of 2012. in the police report, the woman claims a drunken incognito battered her and humiliated her with a golf club. wplg reports no charges were filed. incognito's representatives did not respond to our request to comment. >> what happens in a locker room is not politically correct. it's not going to be politically correct. this is a situation where jonathan martin was absolutely bullied and had nowhere to turn. and shame on the miami dolphins. >> reporter: the coaches are coming under increasing scrutiny. how much did they know? were they aware of how much the hazing was affecting martin? the nfl has sent in a special investigator. while his findings could take some time. what seems clear right now, george and robin, incognito and martin might never suit up in a football uniform against, at least for the dolphins.
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now, more on the bombshell from the fda. the agency calling for all transfats to be removed from our foods. abc news health and medical editor, dr. richard besser, is here to tell us more on this new ruling. we know, the fda says it estimates that it can prevent 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths. >> huge. >> eliminating transfat. a lot of people are asking, is it going to change the taste of the food at all? >> yeah. that's a good question. i don't think it will. in 2006, the fda required labeling of food. it has to list transfats. and yesterday, i went to the supermarket. and i went through the aisle. i was reading labels. and every food category, whether you're talking about popcorn, or cookies or taco shells, some products had the transfats and some didn't. and the consumer is buying both of those. >> and as a consumer, you see a bag of chips, and it says 0% transfats on the front of the label. and that's not true. >> that's the heart of the story. they're not only saying no transfats. but there's a category of chemicals called partially hydrogenated oils. that are being banned that include that. you need to have good eyes. the first thing you want to do
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is check the nutrition label. you want it to say zero transfats. if it says zero, you have to look at the ingredient list. and look for those words partially hydrogenated oil. if it says that, it means it has transfats and you want to avoid that. >> could it possibly be replaced by something that's more harmful for us? >> you know, it shouldn't be. just because it doesn't have transfats doesn't mean it's necessarily healthy. if using an artificial ingredient, the fda has to have it on the approved list. i think you're going to be okay there. okay. rich, thanks so much. we're going to turn to the shooting death of a teenager that's raising questions in detroit this morning. a home owner shot renisha mcbride on his porch and called it an accident. but now some believe that race may have played a role in the killing. abc's alex perez is on the case. >> reporter: a deadly accident or cold-blooded murder? this morning, the family of renisha mcbride is demanding answers and justice. they're arguing her brutal shooting death was the result of racial profiling. >> renisha wasn't a bad kid at all.
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and renisha didn't deserve to die like this. >> reporter: the unarmed 19-year-old was gunned down early saturday morning in this mostly white neighborhood in dearborn heights, michigan. officials say mcbride was involved in a car accident about 1:30 a.m. parked her car and left on foot, looking for help. according to her family, mcbride knocked on the door of this home, asking for assistance after her cell phone died. that's when a man at the home allegedly fired a .12 gauge shotgun and killed her. >> he came to do somebody great bodily harm, what he done. he took my niece. >> reporter: family members say mcbride was shot in the back of the head as she walked away. but police, who are saying very little about the investigation, told "the detroit free press" that mcbride was shot in the face. the alleged shooter claimed he believed the girl was breaking into the home. and the gun discharged accidentally. the homeowner was initially arrested but later released. overnight, many in this community expressed their outrage. in a statement to abc news,
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prosecutors say they've asked further investigation be conducted by the police before deciding whether any charges should be filed. but family members say, they will not rest until the person responsible for mcbride's death is behind bars. for "good morning america," alex perez, abc news, chicago. >> so many questions yet to be answered. on another -- some history last night. >> it was quite a night. a gathering in north carolina last night, to celebrate billy graham. the nation's most famous evangelist, turning 95. hundreds came on out. big names were there, as well. it's always, the reverend with a serious message, delivering what's being called his final sermon. abc's dan harris has the story for us. >> reporter: there he was, the legendary preacher, billy graham, waving from his wheelchair at his 95th birthday party in asheville, north
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carolina, thursday night. in attendance, hundreds, including rick warren, sarah palin, rupert murdoch and donald trump. there were speeches and a star-studded rendition of "happy birthday." ♪ to you >> reporter: and the preacher himself releasing a video billed as his final sermon, in which, despite his age, he is as urgent and direct as ever. >> our country's in great need of a spiritual awakening. there have been times that i've wept as i've gone from city to city and i've seen how far people have wandered from god. >> reporter: the video was shot over the past year in billy graham's mountaintop home in north carolina. with his dog by his side, and images of his long, storied career up on the shelf. he ministered to presidents, everyone since truman, to huge crowds around the world, and to americans right in their living rooms. according to his son, billy graham has, for the past three years, wanted to preach one more time.
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>> and for a while, he thought that maybe he would be able to do this in a stadium. but he realized that he didn't have the strength. but he did it from his living room. >> reporter: and so, there in his living room, on this last sermon, billy graham, once again, lowers his head, in prayer. >> i want to trust and follow you, as my lord and savior. in jesus' name, amen. >> reporter: for "good morning america," dan harris, abc news, new york. >> consistently since the '50s, he's been on the list of most trusted. >> and still, such a powerful presence. >> he certainly is. 95 years old. let's get another check of the weather now with sam. it's a little chilly there. >> we're dropping frost advisories all the way into georgia and alabama this morning. good morning. and get ready for the chill. come on. let's get to the boards and show you what's going on. with the standup area of high pressure settling into the
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midsouth, that brings the temperatures with it. morning windchills, chicago 29 degrees. feels like 31 in cincinnati. feels like 34 in birmingham. tallahassee, 45. some of the cold air will sink into the sunshine state. but you don't have the frost or freeze stuff going on. 36 degrees in washington, d.c. is the feel-like temperatures. this area of high pressure in the west is doing the opposite. that's gorgeous, warm, amazing weather. it's about 85 degrees in palm springs. i would pick there over just about any place else in the blanket today. l.a., about 77 degrees. phoenix, 85.
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and that's a gorgeous friday look at the big board. we'll have, of course, all of america's weather in the next half hour. >> thank you, sam. coming up on "gma," closing arguments about to begin in the trial of the doctor accused of killing his wife. the defense putting up three witnesses on the stand. our abc news exclusive, with
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southbound 87. it happened around 5:00 this morning a third car may have also hit the pedestrian who died at the scene. the connector was closed for the highway patrol to investigate and clear the area. it was just reopened about a half hour ago. investigators are now trying to determine why the man was walking on the freeway. let's get a check of the commute now with leyla gulen in the abc 7 traffic center. >> right back into san jose, see how traffic is starting to recover as the sigalert is canceled. 101, as you approach el cam mean know, but the rest of the drive starts to thin out. go outside live right now to the golden gate bridge. it is pea soup right now as you make it out over the tunnel and into san francisco. some dew on the lens there. as we take a look at san raffaele, a little bit more like consomme, nice and clear, in other words, as you make that drive in the southbound direction heading out toured as
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♪ i just came to say hello what are behind those balloons? some shiny, new cars. there they are, outside of our studio this morning. final day of our great car giveaway. and the keys to one of those mazdas could be yours. >> what was that sound effect? >> listen to that one. i heard that beep, beep. there we go. the cars about to hit the road this morning. in our control room, d.j. m.o.s. we are ready to go this friday morning. >> d.j. kiss, we were talking about -- >> the director, too. >> don't even try to talk over that. >> yeah. >> i was saying --
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>> nothing. >> you were saying how great it is. >> that's not important. also ahead, we're going to turn to our abc news exclusive. my one-on-one with former rutgers basketball coach, mike rice. you may remember that shocking video that got him fired. he was caught on tape, verbally and physically abusing his players in practice. this is the first sitdown interview since that scandal broke. >> certainly, something you want to hear him answer the question. then, what tom cruise says about whether katie holmes divorced him to protect their daughter from scientology. a lot of questions there. also, it was an honor to bring you part one of our "operation homecoming" special. there they were, three soldiers serving in afghanistan. we had a chance to meet them and their families, serving here back at home. the service of military families, especially in time of war. something we can never thank enough. today, part two of that special behind-the-scenes look at the reunion, as they all found each other.
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and i can tell you -- >> they're going to be in the studio. >> they're going to be here in the studio. can't wait to see them again. it's a special one. >> and bringing babies, too. we're going to begin with the case of the utah doctor on trial for killing his wife. the testimony is over. the defense has rested. and the case could go to the jury as early as today. abc's aditi roy has all the latest. >> reporter: after more than a dozen days of prosecution testimony, martin macneill's defense team finally presented its case to the jury. >> did you have occasion to associate with my client, mr. martin macneill? >> yes. >> reporter: for more than two hours thursday, with four witnesses, including one of the defendant's former colleagues, macneill's attorneys built a time line to show the utah physician's whereabouts on the day his wife died. >> we had two interactions that day. the first one was as he was leaving to pick up his kindergartner from her morning kindergarten, about a block or two away from the developmental center. >> reporter: prosecutors say macneill killed his wife,
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michele, by giving her a deadly dose of painkillers and putting her in a tub while she was recovering from plastic surgery. macneill says he is innocent. the state says his motive was to continue an affair with gypsy willis. >> you continued holding yourself out as husband and wife? >> i believe so. >> reporter: did you get a marriage license? >> we did get a marriage lines license. we didn't actually get married, though. >> reporter: willis back on the stand thursday this time as the prosecution's last witness, reading jailhouse love letters she received from macneill when they were incarcerated fraud case. >> i want to be as good as i can be when i get out of here so you will still feel the same about me. i love you and miss you more than you can imagine. >> was that reciprocated by you? >> at the time, i had lost most of my friends and all of my family. i wanted to be in contact with anyone i could be, yes. >> reporter: willis testified the two are no longer together. with both sides resting and
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closing arguments today, the jury will soon decide macneill's fate. for "good morning america," aditi roy, abc news, los angeles. let's bring in abc's chief legal affairs anchor, dan abrams. the defense, pretty short. and very simple. >> yeah. they're making two basic points. he might have had an alibi. they say he did have an alibi. and number two, this is an important point. he might not have been able to lift his wife out of the bathtub. why is that so important? remember when he calls 911, he says i can't lift her out myself. he sends his daughter next door to get the neighbors. he specifically says i need a man's help to get her out of the tub. and prosecutors have alleged this was just his effort to delay getting help. that he wanted to make sure, in effect, that she died. the defense, by presenting this witness, is at least trying to provide this jury with some ammo to come forward and say, you know what, maybe it's true that he couldn't have lifted her out
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of the tub alone. but, look, this is the sort of thing where jurors are employing to apply common sense. have an ergonomics expert say we hoisted this. we did this test. this is the thing where jurors are going to say, if my blank was in the tub, would i be able to lift the person out by themselves? and i think that that's the problem martin macneill has here. most people are going to look at this and say, if my wife or husband was dying, in my bathtub, i am sure i would be able to somehow move that person out of the tub in some way, shape or form. so, that's the difficulty he has. closing arguments coming up now. expect prosecution to focus on what the evidence does show. the defense will focus on what it doesn't show. >> we'll see if it goes to the jury today. >> we'll see, george. thanks. now, to an abc news exclusive. emotional and revealing conversation with mike rice, the rutgers basketball coach who was fired seven months after video surfaced of his shocking treatment of his players.
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i sat down with rice for his first extensive television interview since the scandal that cost him his job seven months ago. you have likely never heard of former rutgers coach mike rice, before rice was featured in the highlight reel seen around the world. >> take a look at this shocking video making headlines this morning. >> a basketball coach from rutgers university, caught on tape, attacking his college players. >> reporter: watch as he punches players from behind, hurling balls at their heads and their groins. big, strong athletes, against their coach, defenseless. and when you turn up the sound, you hear the verbal abuse. ranting, swearing, even screaming homophobic slurs. i met mike rice and his wife, kerry, last week for his first sitdown television interview. after the public had seen that video, what was it like at home? >> obviously, it was devastating for all of us. the video being played over and over again.
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>> my first reaction when i saw the tape was, one of embarrassment. of shock. of sadness that i would put myself in a situation like this. >> reporter: you were a bully. >> there was some actions that were certainly -- that were bullying, yes. >> reporter: mike's credo, practice must be harder than games. that temper, never far from the surface. >> at the time i thought it was necessary to get my team or that individual to be tough. >> reporter: some of the harshest criticism came as a result of the anti-gay slurs. looking for answers, mike reached out to students involved with glsen, the gay, lesbian and straight education network. >> the girl said you're no better than a bully, you helped perpetuate that ugly stereotype that we're lesser, we're softer, we're this, we're that. that was a hard lesson, for sure. >> reporter: where do you go
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from here, mike? >> you go and you continue -- sorry. you go and continue to be a good father. where that takes me, i'm not real sure. >> you will see much more of my interview with mike rice tonight at 10:00 p.m. eastern, on abc's "20/20." his wife, as well. hi children were there for the interview. when you hear, tonight on "20/20," from the glsen students, who did not hold back and really told him what those words he went and how hurtful they were, and how he's trying to -- he doesn't make excuses for his actions. he's trying to change and bring awareness to those types of words and actions are not acceptable. >> you can see it got to him. >> the phrasing, lessons learned. you can see it got to him and gets to him still. >> yeah. much more on "20/20" tonight. >> those kids, for being able to deliver a message. >> yes. >> can't wait to see it. let's start with the boards and the weather. let's get right into it. join me, won't you? good morning, seattle.
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we look into the northwest and know this. that the storm that caused so much problem, even 100-mile-per-hour winds in mt. hood, oregon, yesterday, has stepped inland. made one or two moves inland. here's what happened. you get a chance to dry out. yes, there's a affront back lehr, it's probably a day away. and the good news for the southwest is this front doesn't continue to travel down. it stays dry. this ends up weakening right about there. it continues to be beautiful. san francisco about 68 degrees. anywhere south of that front, and the northern areas are going to get better and dryer today. here's the area of high pressure that brings the cool air into the southeast. but you have a warmer temperatures coming behind it. new orleans, >> > all of america's weather waiting for you in the next half
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obtained by abc news show what tom cruise said in a video deposition given two months ago, in his $50 million lawsuit against bauer publishing. the company he's suing over headlines claiming he abandoned his daughter, suri. when asked why he spent just ten days with suri between june and november last year, the star says he spent as much time with her as his filming schedule and visitation agreement would allow. saying, i would have had to have at specific times flown from london to new york. the interviewer asking, and that was something that was impossible to do? cruise says, unfortunately, in this situation, it was impossible. >> tom cruise reunites with suri. >> 6-year-old suri finally back with daddy. >> tom's first visit with surrey since the split. >> reporter: cruise spent some of those ten days taking suri in this helicopter to the hamptons in july of last year. and a month later, to disney world. but when asked why he could jet to a scientology event and a
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movie premiere but not make more time for suri, like on her first day of school, cruise says, quote, it's just a different set of circumstances. it certainly does not mean that i've abandoned my daughter. >> tom is going after these publications because he's saying these claims that he abandoned his daughter are completely false. he wants to protect suri. and he wants people to know that he is a good dad. >> reporter: the examiner also asked if holmes indicated that she divorced cruise in order to protect suri from scientology. to which cruise said, that was one of her assertions, yes. >> i think a lot of people are going to be shocked that tom acknowledged that religion played a part in his divorce. >> reporter: when contacted by abc news, bauer publishing and representatives for cruise declined to comment. >> i want the truth. >> reporter: the case is expected to be in court next year. for "good morning america," linzie janis, abc news, new york. >> all right. linzie, thank you. and coming up, how some women are getting revenge on
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right then. here's "the play of the day." >> wanted to wait, actually, until we had the whole team back here on the couch for this one. >> thank you. >> deborah cohen, what a champion she is. major surgery can be a terrifying experience. but prior to a double mastectomy, look at what deborah cohen decided to do. she's an ob-gyn. and she decided at mt. zion hospital in san francisco that she wanted to get her groove thing on. dancing to beyonce's "get me body." she wrote, nothing brings me
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good morning, i'm eric thomas. dozens of people have been a waiting in line all morning in hopes of making the holidays better for their families. the first people have been in line since yesterday afternoon for the sacred heart community service holiday program on south first street. families will begin lining up for holiday food boxes, signing up rather for holiday food boxes and toys for their kids. check in with mike for a look at the forecast. thank you very much. you can see the fog behind eric, it is going to keep our temperatures down today, mid to upper 60s coast, bayshore, low, mid-70s, especially the east bay valleys, we have had sunshine
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. and today, the fifth and final clue in our "gma" great car giveaway. three brand-new mazdas are on the lot. plus, "operation homecoming." you met the fathers, the mothers and the children, all sacrificing family to serve our country. now, be there for the emotional reunion. and 36 million views. and the smash hit. paramore performs live. as we say -- >> good morning, america. so much going on here this morning. and you know what you're looking at right there.
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you've seen the dance before. and you've probably seen it again. this couple, at their wedding, re-created that iconic dance from "dirty dancing." it's gone completely viral. they're going to re-create it for us this morning. >> no one puts baby in the corner. >> nobody. >> no one is voting them out of the ballroom. >> nobody puts baby in the corner. a classic line. you want to stick around for this, as well. this "dirty dancing" and part two of josh's "operation homecoming," going behind the scenes of those emotional reunions. our soldiers and their families. and they're going to be here live in our studio, as well, this morning. >> can't wait to see them all together again. we're going to see some babies, including one baby that was born while her daddy was over there serving a nine-month deployment. 270-consecutive days working every day. but they got back. and it was such a wonderful thing to be a part of.
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>> stories that need to be told. >> true. >> yesterday's was terrific. today's going to be a three-hanky. this is exciting. it's day five of our great car giveaway. one of the three mazdas could be yours. all you have to do is watch for the clue, listen for this sound. there you go. and we're so happy to have d.j. m.o.s., here to help them hit the road and help us celebrate tgif. >> except for the last one. that's now mine. >> nice. >> you may not -- the last one. >> you come with it. >> it may not be in play. you know when the fda puts out a major warning about something, the first thing you have to ask is, do i understand this? and what exactly is it? what's wrong with it? is the labeling right? we're going to get into it. transfats, something i don't know anything about. i don't know if you do at home. >> it helps you understand what it's all about. >> we have to fit this in 57 minutes.
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we're going to start with the news and josh. >> we start with the monster storm that sam's been telling us about, barreling ashore in the philippines. one of the most powerful storms ever recorded. winds gusting up to 235 miles per hour, tore through tiny islands there, knocking out power. triggering landslides and cutting off whole villages. some 10 million people are now in this typhoon's path. some areas may be uninhabitable for weeks or months. and the death and damage tolls are impossible to assess at this hour. the most powerful storm ever makes landfall. we'll be updating you throughout the day. here at home, president obama is apologizing to americans who have lost their health care coverage, despite the promises he made. the president insists his administration is now working to close the, and i do quote, holes and gaps, end quote, that have caused those cancellations. he's promising to help the millions without coverage.
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but senate minority leader mitch mcconnell called the apology half-hearted. also happening right now, a potential breakthrough in nuclear talks with iran. secretary of state john kerry is making an unscheduled trip to join negotiations. now, the deal would cap some of iran's nuclear activities. in exchange for limited relief from economic sanctions. a move that israel has said it opposes. and police in the small town of genesee, wisconsin, say they found a bicycle belonging to a 15-year-old who vanished on her way to school on tuesday. she missed her bus and texted a friend saying she would be riding her bike the two miles to school instead. but she never showed up. friends say she is happy. she has a good relationship with her family and would never run away. finally, the road to recovery for one of the very best college basketball coaches ever. silvia hatchle, the head coach at the university of north carolina, there she is, walking
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out, released from the hospital after about a month of treatment for leukemia. hatchle, the second winningest women's basketball coach in the history of the ncaa. she says she's feeling better every day. she says she cannot wait to get back to her tar heels. i'm assuming her tar heels feel the very same. >> she's been around them. she called me yesterday, very excited that the treatment is going well. she may not have to have the stem cell transplant, the bone marrow transplant. don't know yet. she was responding well. she was so happy to see her dog and her kids. and she said to cut her slack about the hair. she looks great. she looks beautiful. so happy for her. >> we are. "pop news" coming right up. let's get weather from sam. >> gang, we're outside in times square. this is a huge friday audience. i don't think there's any room for cars in times square. and by the way, minnesota, max, that's for you. that's our graphic artist upstairs who is from -- has family in minnesota. we love you, too. let's get to the boards.
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one or two things going on. we're going to start with a picture out of philly. a live shot there, by the way. live action. and we've got a pretty decent-looking sky with some drier, cooler air, moving in for the weekend. it is not -- it's not a miserable weekend. it's pretty good. chilly and drier in that direction. in the midwest, though, we have a little bit of change in some of the patterns. the front, as they start to shift through that area, it's a fast-moving couple of systems in the next couple of days. particularly in the extreme northern tier around the great lakes. a quick look at the big board. you'll notice a lot of the country is calm and quiet today. that's good news.
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>> i love making new friends out here every day. where are we going back to? >> we're going back to lara. here's a look at what's coming up on our "gma morning menu." "pop news" straight ahead. we have dogs in pantyhose, guys. and some great out-of-this-world news about "star wars." and stay tuned. you don't want to miss the fifth and final clue in the great "gma" car giveaway. those three cars are about to hit the road. could they be heading to you? and a warning. it's a good one. get out some kleenex, sit down and get ready for the emotional conclusion of "operation homecoming." soldiers and their families reunited brought by josh. all that and more coming up on
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it's already burning up youtube. this is just coming in right now. >> this is right now? >> this is real. it's happening right now. well, you're going to have to try because it's time for "pop news." >> you horded that. i would have taken that for "pop news" in a second. i have good news to share with you. we begin with "star wars" news. fans have been waiting 30 years for this. episode 7, the follow-up of "return of the jedi" is 100% happening. disney and lucasfilms has announced the release date. december 18th, 2015. and depending on how big a fan you are or maybe actor, you may be want to be part of the "star wars" family. they're holding open casting calls for several roles in the film. the first one is next week in the u.k. and in ireland. >> i'm in. >> i'm about to say, previously had a lunch date that day on 2015. but i'm crossing it out right now. >> i thought you were going for the casting call. >> i'm going to go for the casting. >> you know that scene at the
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bar with the really interesting -- >> yeah. you think we fit? >> well, it's like at the bar right now. not much of a stretch. ryan gosling news. you know that thing how he's like, hey, girl. you know the videos. >> yeah. >> hey, girl, ryan gosling has competition. this time, though, with himself. we want y'all to meet his doppelganger, australian police officer, grant hazel, bares a stunning resemblance to one of the best-looking actors of our time. check that out, guys. grant is no dummy. he's still a police officer. but he's turning this gift from the genetic gods into a modeling career. >> gift from the genetic gods? >> yes. i said it here first. his fellow officers are giving him some good-natured ribbing for all the attention he's getting on the streets. women coming up and saying, please, arrest me. >> denise in the control room says she doesn't see it. i think i see it.
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>> i didn't at first. now, i do. >> an american celebrity look-alike company has contacted him. he's making $800 an hour. >> arrest for being too hot. officer gosling. and finally in "pop news," everybody. i felt it important to finish out the week. i'm into symmetry and wrapping things up in a bow. earlier in the week, we showed you cats in tights. and so, today, i will raise your cats in tights and -- what do you say? i raise you? >> george is the gambler. >> raise. >> and i bring you dogs in block pantyhose. >> dog lovers have seen the cats in tights. they try to one-up. and they're -- >> oh. oh. >> i thought you said they were dog lovers. >> these are dog lovers that have put their dogs in pantyhose to compete with our cats in black tights. i would like to know from you all -- can you put these back up? i think it's important. >> no. >> i want to unsee that. >> put them in the --
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>> there's some things your brain does. >> i don't ever needed to know what this looked like. >> you like the cats in black tights better? >> yeah. they weren't really in them. they were an extension of them on the cats. but on the dogs, they actually put them on. >> maybe it's chilly out, robin. people like us to wear tights. >> that's why you're wearing the black hose today? >> look. >> she did it. i am moving on right now. we have a new website that's fueled by revenge. it's called giving women all over the country a chance to call out the women who they think ruined their marriages. abc's linsey davis has the story. >> be afraid. >> reporter: when the women of "the first wives club" done wrong by their cheating husbands, they vowed to get revenge. and for those in real life who live by the creed revenge is a dish best served cold -- >> this is your punishment. >> reporter: she goes by the
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alias lease, aerialla alexander, creator of the website she says it's a place for scorned women, living in this facebook era, to publicly flog the other women for sleeping with their husband. >> i think if one woman can say, oh, my god, i don't want to end up on this website. i do not want -- your life's going to be destroyed. >> reporter: the site provides a platform for women to post the names, pictures and often torrid details about these accused home wreckers. >> it was a way for me to vent. >> reporter: this is how 29-year-old noemi sanchez found some semblance of solace after she says she discovered her husband of almost eight years was cheating. and demanded a divorce when she was seventh months pregnant with their third child. >> i checked the cell phone bill. and sure enough, there's pages upon pages of just one number. and i called it. and that's when she answered. >> reporter: she, a.k.a., the alleged home wrecker, is now married to noemi's ex-husband. and has a baby with him, one
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year younger than noemi's youngest son. >> we're never going to have the family that my other two kids had. but what can i do? >> reporter: what she did was share her story with other scorned women online. why go on to this website, singling her out? >> i didn't say it was all her. i said it was also him. >> reporter: you're willing to forgive him? >> yes, i was. >> reporter: are you willing to forgive her? >> no. >> reporter: isn't his betrayal worse? >> it is. i just feel like she knew. >> reporter: noemi's ex-husband admits to writing to her in may, asked her to remove the post. the new wife had it in her mind i was going through problems. it's my fault for not waiting until the divorce was final. relationship coach donna barnes says the men are the ones who should be held accountable. >> i think something like this, it feels good in the moment. but in the long run, you might feel shamed yourself. >> i'm truly sorry from the
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depths of my soul. >> reporter: dana scott is one of the many alleged homewreckers branded on the sight. in her relationship, she became pregnant by a colleague she claims lied about his wife. three months ago, she was shocked by this post. do you think he loved you? >> how could he love me? he has a wife and a family. of course not. >> reporter: dana is afraid the post might prevent future employers from hiring her. >> i could lose a good opportunity simply because someone googled my name. we don't want her working here. she's a home wrecker. >> reporter: as for noemi, she no longer wants her ex-husband back. but she does have a message if he and his wife are watching. >> be careful. there's homewreckers out there. >> reporter: noemi says her ex has joint custody of their three children and does pay child support. he did not want to speak on camera. but he wanted to say that he and noemi were separated when the new relationship was
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started and the baby conceived. call me old-fashioned. i'm a blame the husband kind of girl. this, essentially, seems to be the modern-day scarlet letter. >> this came in on twitter. if the man cheats, it's his fault. put blame where it belongs. shame on him if he can't keep it zipped. not pit bull momma. i understand and empathize. was there myself last year. but it does no good. >> where's the >> thank you. moving on. thank you, linsey. moving on now, to more on the big announcement from the fda requiring companies to phase out all transfats from our foods. saying this could save up to 7,000 lives a year. abc news health and wellness editor, david zinczenko has more on this for us. >> reporter: with the fda's announcement about transfat, you're probably wondering what are transfats doing in our food the first place?
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it's all about taste, texture, a longer shelf life. they make processed food taste really good. there's a downside. it raises bad cholesterol, lowers the good kind, and leads to 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths a year. california followed by 13 cities across the u.s., have already banned transfats in restaurants. according to the american heart association, you should aim to have no more than two grams of transfat per day. the transfats are in so many foods we eat and in much higher levels than advised. at carl's jr., the biscuits and gravy has seven grams of transfats. at long john silver's, one taco has a what happening nine grams of transfat. what we should limit ourselves to in an entire work week. and it's not just restaurants. many of the foods in your local grocery store are loaded with transfats.
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this marie calendar's apple pie has three grams of transfat per serving. pillsbury grands extra large biscuits, another three grams. and pop secret has five grams of transfat per serving. long john silver's and carl's jr. told us they are prepared to eliminate all partially hydrogenated oils, which are high in transfats. what happens if food companies are forced to stop using transfats in their products? will that cookie still taste like it does now? >> when you do that substitution, you don't necessarily come up with the same cookie that your customers want. >> reporter: not such a crummy alternative, when you consider the health benefits. >> not the biscuits. what is it about it that makes our food taste so good? >> it makes frosting smooth and
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creamy. and it becomes not a puddle of goo. it takes cakes and cookies and helps them brown more easily. thank you. >> tell me what's wrong with it again? >> it's -- 25% -- >> it's wrong. >> it's heart-harming, sam. and also 25% less expensive for food manufacturers and they love that. >> that's it. you brought a little prop with you because you're saying we should take a look at the label. and placement on the label is important. >> these are head fakes. this is a lot of advertising, marketing hype on the front of the box. this quaker guy, he looks trusting. ignore it. flip the box over. look at the label. if it says zero transfat but you find partially hydrogenated soybean oil, that means it has transfat. if it's high on the ingredients list, it means it has more of that. >> i didn't know that. >> heart-healthy. >> it says it's heart-healthy. as americans, we have become really calorie-conscious. now, we have to become ingredient conscious. and the good news is, all of
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your favorite foods, you can still find -- i've been researching them for seven years. there's a good swap for every one of your favorite foods that has zero transfat. >> tell us later. >> and especially the biscuit one. robin and i are very sad. >> egg sandwich, george? >> thanks, dave. it all comes down to today. day five, great "gma" car giveaway contest all week long. you've been listening for a special sound. you know what that sound is. >> do you have the keys? >> all right, go. >> here we go. the final clue is coming. oh, samuel j. >> that's right. anything that we say or do in the show could be a clue to get your hands on a set of keys. here's -- before the show, you want to go to our website, on yahoo! you have until 8:00 eastern time tonight to complete the contest. you'll answer all of the trivia questions because we heard the beep, beep and the zoom, and you
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know what they are. and you'll tell us why you or someone you know deserves a shiny, new mazda. complete contest rules are on the website. we're going to make it as easy as possible. who is that lovely lady? >> i do believe it's sara haines. >> is that me you're talking to? >> is this -- are these snacks for the -- i thought i was driving the car. >> no. why would you ever think that? >> oh, my god. you get the road trip? >> yep. and i brought road trip snacks. and look at my sexy outfit. >> it's really great. so, again, five clues. >> right. >> and you're heading out. >> i have to go now. you're holding me up, people. >> that leaves two cars for us to drive. >> we can get one and split the other. what we want you to do -- you have until 8:00 p.m. eastern tonight. there are five clues. i hope you were watching all week long. you head to the website. >> don't do this if you don't want a beautiful, red car. if you have your heart set on -- don't do it. >> good-bye, sara.
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>> that one's mine. what are they doing? all right. >> terrific. >> you have until 8:00 tonight to get to our website, by the way, on yahoo! coming up, "operation homecoming" and paramore.
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good morning, i'm eric thomas. the highway patrol is investigating a deadly pedestrian accident on a san jose freeway connect they're shut down part of the road for two hours this morning. at least two cars hit a 26-year-old man trying to cross the northbound interstate 280 connecter to southbound 87 t happened around 5 this morning a third car may also have hit the pedestrian, who died at the scene. investigators trying to determine why the man was walking on the freeway. the road was reopened about an hour and a half ago. more commute information now from leyla. >> traffic is recovering in that area but we are being embraced by fog. starting with the golden gate bridge, you come through the tunnel, socked in at this hour. bay bridge toll plaza, you can finally see a little bit of
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sunlight peeking through over toward oakland. but backups from emeryville, san mateo bridge you head over toward the men peninsula, slow it down, because it is really foggy out there, eric. >> thanks for the advice.
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oakland. by 11:00, we are under sunshine today, ♪ may your past be the sound people out there in times square this morning. and look at d.j. m.o.s. in our control room. spinning us into the weekend. you hear that song because we are getting ready, now, for a very special diversion, "operation homecoming." >> we showed you their stories on thursday. we've been looking forward to the reunions, josh. >> it was a labor of love. a passion project to be sure. the reunions got us all, every, single time. we saw them on television. i wanted to trace a moment back on both sides. and it became a whole lot more, as i got to really meet these
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families. both upstate new york and over in afghanistan. we traveled there and back again, to look at the hardships and the sacrifices made by all these heroes, as they defend the freedoms we hold so dear. today, you see the moments that made the sacrifices worthwhile. military homecomings. so beautiful. patriotic and quintessentially american. and never failing to conspire the soul. >> daddy. >> reporter: and in just a few minutes, three families are going to experience that singular joy. >> nine months. >> i'm kind of getting nervous. like, i don't think i would. but i don't know. like, i'm just so excited to see him. ♪
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>> reporter: to fully appreciate this moment, we wanted to trace it back in time. so, we met with three military families. and then, we flew to afghanistan. to meet with their husbands and fathers. >> staying away from her has been pretty hard. staying away from the kids has been even harder. >> reporter: with two young kids, little patrick and 6-year-old izzy, jennifer stewart runs a tight ship. while husband, major michael stewart, serves in ghazni afghanistan. >> i can't wait to tell him how absolutely certain and unquestionably thankful i am to have found the person i am supposed to be with. and sometimes you don't know that until that person isn't close enough to tell. >> reporter: jesse fuller and her husband, michael, had a baby boy, brantley, last december.
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sergeant fuller deployed to afghanistan just two weeks later. >> i'm a big cry baby. >> reporter: you are? >> definitely. >> i'm sure i will be tunnel vision. everything will be black around me. and i'm just going to see her and my son. >> reporter: brittany lotts and her husband, captain william lotts, had their first child in july. but captain lotts was in afghanistan when his baby girl, finley, was born. he has yet to even meet her. knowing you weren't going to be there for the birth, what was that like? >> it was pretty hard. i mean, you can't -- you only have the birth of your first child once. >> it will probably be one of the best moments. of life. 'cause he'll be home and he'll be safe. >> reporter: as part of the u.s. military drawdown, we witnessed the soldiers close their base in
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ghazni. this time, for good. then, it's wheels up from afghanistan, bound at long last, for home. >> yeah, i'm really excited right now. >> reporter: it's been nine months. and now, that moment of joy and love and completion has finally arrived. >> left. left. left. >> i cannot keep myself together. >> reporter: and then, just like that, there's nothing that can hold the 6-year-old back from her father for even one more moment. >> go. go. >> oh, my goodness. how are you? >> reporter: and then, rightfully, it's her mom's turn. >> hi, baby. i missed you, honey. >> i missed you, too.
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>> reporter: for sergeant fuller, it's tunnel vision, that search, as if in slow-motion, until success. and for all they knew or really cared, captain lotts and brittany could have been the only two in the gym. >> i'm a little rusty. >> you want to meet finley? honey, it's daddy. it's daddy, sweet girl. >> we're going to watch tv. >> i'm so excited.
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we get to watch tv. >> reporter: sheersly, how does a couch sound right now? >> my couch, with these critters on it, i would do anything for. >> reporter: what do you think, 270 days later? >> just like me. i'm patient. >> i seeing him with her. it's the sweetest thing ever. >> reporter: how did she feel? >> she felt pretty light. new. and fragile. it felt pretty amazing. >> we are honored to have the heroes with us today. captain lotts and his family. and captain stewart and his family here with us today. you know, the one theme that echoed both in afghanistan and here at home was that all of you just didn't want to feel forgotten. and i know we've been at war for so long now, that it was important. and so, i just want to thank you, first of all, for letting us tell your story. it has been a wonderful
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experience to have. and i want to start with you. how was it? we saw. but how's it been with your little daughter, finley? >> it's been great. you know, there's nothing like being, you know, being a dad. there's kind of a wholeness and fulfillment that's unequaled. and you know, it really transcends anything i can put into words. >> she getting heavier? >> a little bit, yeah. she's just like her dad. she's going to be, you know -- she's pretty long for her size, for her age. >> terrific. it's the everyday things. a and, jennifer, i know you said, this day was going to be bigger, the reunion, bigger than your wedding day. why? >> because i think we mentioned this when we were together, when you get married, you're in the church, you have the anticipation of what is coming.
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but when you've been married, you know what you have. and i just could not wait to have that back. and we know that. and it's what every military family wants. and it's what we all wait for. and when we get it, it's the sweetest thing. >> how have the critters been? how's the couch, mike? >> it's awesome. it started 7:00 the next morning. patrick's in his crib. he said, daddy come get me. and it was -- you know, i was back. >> look at him. >> when that happens, you're back. and the two of these kids have been absolutely awesome. and being back with jen, everything's back to normal. and we're completely good. >> i know jen and brittany both, and jesse, as well, talked about the fear of your husbands abroad. they are at home now. if nothing else, it's another chance for all of us to thank all of you, all of you, for your service and your sacrifice. and thank you for letting us be a little bit a little part of your lives for a few days. >> thank you. >> thank you very much.
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[ applause ] >> and i know, robin and sam both, military children. you know this life real well. >> i can't even say anything right now. >> and it's thank you for representing the hundreds of thousands of men and women who do what you showed us every day. fight for their country, come back to their families and are amazing, marvelous people. >> and it's truly the family. the family's in the service. i look at the wives and the children. and i remember my mom, at home. it's great. thank you. >> i always used to say, i was in the marine corps for 20 years, too. slightly different. >> great memories. >> thank you, all. how about if we hit a little bit of weather. >> please. >> let's get to the boards. your twitter and facebook pictures from all over. we have a little one from green field. and also, cornelius. thanks, north carolina. this shot of cooler air that reaches into the south today.
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and even georgia and alabama, has the frost advisories out this morning. i know. he's all over. he's all over the place right now. that gets better and better as warmer air pushes in. your weekend look is cooler and drier on the east coast. >> you're not so tough yourself. >> maybe a little one. all that weather was brought to you by the university of phoenix, by the way. we have something else special to kick off, by the way. it's a campaign for the holidays. we have a special giveaway that can help you, by the way, help children all across the country. macy's has teamed up with the wake-a-wish foundation so your child's letter to santa is not
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just a way to get a present. but a way to benefit a sick child in need. it's called the believe campaign. and it's helping to make the dreams of kids all over our country come true. >> my wish is to be a ballerina. >> reporter: they granted over 225,000 wishes. that's about 1 wish every 38 minutes. for the sixth holiday season, the make-a-wish holiday season, is partnered with macy's in the believe campaign. all you need to do is write a letter to santa. and bring that letter to any macy's location across the country. for every letter received, macy's will donate $1 to the make-a-wish foundation. for the second year, "good morning america" is helping get that word out. >> full of letters right to the north pole, right? >> reporter: we were there when 4-year-old buddy got his wish to be a fireman for a day. and surprised riley gilmore with
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her idol, selena gomez. last year, over a million letters were collected. and macy's donated a what happening -- >> $1.5 million. >> reporter: this year, we need your help more than ever. so, write your wish list for santa and help grant a special list for a child in need. all right, then. santa's elves are already on the case. this is the chief marketing officer at macy's. and the president and ceo of make-a-wish america. david, thank you for coming. let me get this right. i can't believe the numbers. is it 6 million? >> it's more than $6.5 million that we have raised for the make-a-wish foundation through the macy's believe campaign. >> you guys are incredible. this is a way to make a difference. does -- i mean, it's christmas for a kid who otherwise wouldn't have one. and tell me, just give me a little sample of the joy that happens, dave. >> my goodness. these are not just kids but families that are -- their worlds have been turned upside down. we come along and ask a very
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simple question. you can wish for anything, what would it be? and you know, it provides strength to the family. and in some cases, it helps them overcome their illness. it's really amazing what a wish can do. >> i'm not ready to head into the holiday season. but you've made me ready to get into the holiday season. top by that believe box and write that letter because the letter, dear santa letter, and by the way, you'll probably get what you want from santa, especially if you doing in this wonderful. good, kids. you're about to make somebody else's dream come true. ladies and gentlemen, paramore still in the house, coming up live, right here on "gma." thank you so much.
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i wish you could feel the electricity here right now. happy to have paramore here, in the middle of their blockbuster self-titled tour. the group's fourth studio album is out now. it's called "paramore." it debuted number one on billboard. this morning, they're going to perform their hit single, "still into you." paramore. ♪ can't count the years on one hand that we've been together ♪ ♪ i need the other one to hold you ♪ ♪ make you feel
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make you feel better ♪ ♪ it's not a walk in the park to love each other ♪ ♪ but when our fingers interlock can't deny, can't deny ♪ ♪ you're worth it 'cause after all this time ♪ ♪ i'm still into you ♪ i should be all over the butterflies ♪ ♪ but i'm into you i'm into you ♪ ♪ baby, even on our worst nights ♪ ♪ i'm into you i'm into you ♪ ♪ let them wonder how we got this far ♪ ♪ 'cause i don't really need to wonder at all ♪ ♪ yeah, after all this time i'm still into you ♪ ♪ recount the night that i first met your mother ♪
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♪ and on the drive back to my house ♪ ♪ i told you that i told you that i loved ya ♪ ♪ you felt the weight of the world ♪ ♪ fall off your shoulder and to your favorite song ♪ ♪ we sang along to the start of forever ♪ ♪ and after all this time i'm still into you ♪ ♪ i should be over all the butterflies ♪ ♪ but i'm into you i'm into you ♪ ♪ and, baby, even on our worst nights ♪ ♪ i'm into you i'm into you ♪ ♪ let 'em wonder how we got this far ♪ ♪ 'cause i don't really need to wonder at all ♪ ♪ yeah, after all this time i'm still into you ♪
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♪ some things just some things just make sense ♪ ♪ and one of those is you and i, hey ♪ ♪ some things just some tngs just make sense ♪ ♪ and even after all this time i'm into you ♪ ♪ baby, not a day goes by that i'm not into you ♪ ♪ i should be over all the butterflies ♪ ♪ i'm into you i'm into you ♪ ♪ baby, on our worst nights ♪ i'm into you i'm into you ♪ ♪ let 'em wonder how we got this far ♪ ♪ 'cause i don't really need to wonder at all ♪ ♪ yeah, after all this time
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i'm still into you ♪ ♪ i'm still into you i'm still into you ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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thank you, d.j.m.o.s. what a wonderful morning. thank you, paramore. and thank you, always. have a great weekend. >> bye-bye, everybody.
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>> good morning, i'm eschic thomas. much of the bay area has been sock merchandise with fog this morning. let's find out when it's going to clear. here is mike. >> the good news it is clearing now but completely gone by about 11:00. we will have sunshine and temperatures pretty mild this time of year, mid to upper 60s, half moon bay, richmond, san mateo, a palo al oh a few mid-70s east bay. didn't have the fog this morning. slightly cooler but mild. rain holds off until tuesday. leyla? >> clear this didn't in pore toll lavalley along 280, the southbound direction at sand hill road. right now looking at clear conditions but everything shrouded in orange, indicating
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where fog could affect your commute. san jose you fog has now lifted. eric? >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and michael." today, star of the new film "nebraska," bruce dern. and "dancing with the stars" judge carrie ann inaba. plus, be a part of the "live" audience as we wrap up our behind the scenes week. all next on "live." [captioning made possible by isney-abc domestic television] announcer: now here are kelly ripa and michael strahan! [cheers and applause] ♪ [cheers and applause]


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