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everything. good morning, america. breaking news. president trump's stunning announcement, agreeing to meet face to face with north korean leader kim jong-un to negotiate its nuclear program. promising to do what no other president has done. could trump's gamble pay off with peace, an end to north korean nukes? or is the president being played by kim jong-un? in the dark. more than 430,000 people waking up without power this morning. digging out from that monster nor'easter and as much as three feet of snow causing transformers to blow. now the next storm that could be on the way. spring break travel alert. what we're now learning about this ferry explosion outside a popular mexican resort town, and now a new warning from the u.s. embassy forbidding employees to travel there. out-of-control traffic stop. a police officer kidnapped, the
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car taking off, dragging him for a mile. how this all ends. ♪ who run the world girls and she is back. serena's triumphant return. winning her first singles match since becoming a mother, her message as she takes over the court. and good morning, america. we hope you're well this friday morning. great to be here with amy and cecilia. we have a lot of news to get to this morning. >> it is a busy morning. good morning, guys. thanks for having me. >> welcome here. we want to get started with the blockbuster move from president trump agreeing to meet with north korean leader kim jong-un. what a switch from the fire and fury rhetoric. if and when the meeting takes place, trump will be the first sitting president to meet with the leader of north korea. our chief global affairs anchor, martha raddatz, has the latest. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, george. the decision to meet came suddenly and dramatically. once president trump heard kim jong-un wanted to meet with him, he quickly agreed.
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president trump who has belittled and threatened the north korean leader now seems eager to sit down with kim while keeping up the pressure, tweeting, great progress being made, but sanctions will remain until an agreement is reached. meeting being planned. secretary of state rex tillerson who said just hours before that the time is not right for negotiations, said he was surprised by the north korean gesture. >> i think it was really -- what changed was his posture in a very dramatic way that in all honesty came as a little bit of a surprise to us, as well. that he was so forward leaning in h his conversations with the delegation from south korea. >> reporter: the stunning announcement was first made last night at the white house by the south korean national security adviser. >> north korean leader kim jong-un said he is committed to de-nuclearization. >> reporter: just hours before, he and a delegation from south korea had briefed the president
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saying north korea is willing to refrain from nuclear weapons or missile tests. this progress is a step back from the heated rhetoric of the past year. >> north korea best not make any more threats to the united states. they will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen. rocketman is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. >> reporter: and this moment could also ease the possibility of a military confrontation between the u.s. and north korea. the tension building as kim jong-un has continued to test increasingly long-range missiles, capable of hitting deep into the united states, potentially armed with a nuclear weapon. that, of course, is what makes this all so urgent and clearly increases kim's negotiating power and this morning the south korean president's office said
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during the meeting with kim earlier this week, the north korean leader joked about his own image and said he did not take it seriously. an official called kim honest and bold and very thoughtful during the meeting, george. >> we'll see if the president gets that meeting. stand by as we bring in jon karl for more on this. jon, let me start with you. dramatic move by the president, including the way he told all you guys there at the white house. >> reporter: incredible. he made his first appearance ever, george, in the white house briefing room ducking his head in briefly to tell people there would be an announcement coming from south korea, and that we should all cover it. i then went to try to get some more information on it by walking up towards the press secretary's office, and i ran right into the president and was there with him and the vice president. he was almost giddy about this, ecstatic about this news. he said that this would be a big development. i asked him if it was about negotiations. he said it's almost beyond that, and he said, i hope you give me credit. george, i got to say, i've
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covered nuclear negotiations with two different administrations. this, now, a third. i can't imagine any previous president agreeing to a meeting with the north korean leader in this kind of time. >> not like this at all, and martha, it appears to have blindsided even the secretary of state right there, but the big question on the table right now, the united states' position has long been at the they will talk -- that the goal of any talks with north korea is complete elimination of the north korean nuclear program. it's hard to imagine that will happen. >> reporter: it is, and it all depends on what kim would get in return, of course. the south koreans said that kim said he has no reason to possess nuclear weapons if north korea's security is guaranteed and military threats are eliminated. does that mean reducing a number of our troops or exercises in the future? more likely it means some sort of economic relief. >> what would a diplomatic win for the president look like here? >> reporter: i suppose for the u.s. it would have to be an end to the nuclear program, and perhaps the missile program.
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for kim, he becomes a player on the world stage. maybe he calls it part of an arms control agreement and he gets help for his economically crushed country, but this is a long way from being a reality, george, and there is real risk in this. >> we have to see if the meeting actually takes place. >> there was another headline out of washington, and jon, i want to bring you back in because president trump signing that bill at the white house thursday imposing tariffs on aluminum and steel imports. >> reporter: he did this surrounded by steel workers there at the white house, hard hats in hand. 25% tax on imported steel, and 10% tax on imported aluminum. although there were some carveouts, no tax on steel from mexico and canada, at least for now. and he did say there was flexibility. this has been overwhelmingly opposed by members of his own party. one example, ben sasse said, we are on the verge of a painful and stupid trade war, and that's bad.
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and amy, this backlash is international, as well. including some of our closest allies. the head of the european bank said, if you put tariffs on your allies, one wonders who your enemies are. >> jon karl, thanks so much for all of that from the white house and we have more to talk about. >> let's bring in our chief business correspondent, rebecca jarvis. jon mentioned the allies are angry, and republicans are angry. potential big fallout from this one. >> the primary concern here is the ripple effect of what the tariffs mean for the american people. once you put these tariffs on steel and aluminum, good for steel and aluminum companies here in the united states, but harmful to u.s. manufacturers who ultimately have to pay more for those materials. historically, they passed that price hike along to consumers. anything that comes in a can, aluminum cans, soup, beer, soda, those prices on products would go up, maybe by a small amount. that's what the administration says, by less than a penny, but ultimately, things that are larger like cars, appliances, airplanes, construction
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materials, those prices can go up even more, and the ripple effect on the u.s. economy and on jobs can become a bigger issue. >> one study shows that the american workforce could lose as many as close to 200,000 jobs in this. so president trump says trade wars are good. they're easy to win. who wins in this? >> no one wins in a trade war. historically speaking, anybody who is involved in the trade war loses. and the issue is that it becomes tit for tat. already, we have europe saying they're going to slap tariffs on american goods, like harley-davidsons, bourbon, blue jeans, and all of those things impact american jobs. china is threatening agriculture like soybeans. that's a big business for u.s. farmers that can be impacted here. so ultimately these are all concerns, and s & p 500 companies, the biggest companies in the united states,44% of their sales are overseas. all of that is in jeopardy. >> this is really an important
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one to watch. rebecca, thanks. >> we'll see those negotiations unfold. in the meantime, a lot going on in washington including the russia investigation. grand jury meeting today after new developments with two of trump's campaign chairmen, paul manafort and corey lewandowski. pierre thomas is tracking it all. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: george, good morning. this week, a parade of trump campaign advisers has been under intense scrutiny. in just a few hours, the one who made the biggest splash of will week will be back in the news under serious the special counsel's grand jury. paul manafort, former trump campaign chairman, back in court thursday pleading not guilty to recently filed tax and bank fraud charges. only a few miles away, the man he replaced, corey lewandowski was on capitol hill getting grilled by congressional investigators. >> were you able to answer all the questions? >> i answered every relevant question you can imagine. i spent 12 hours of my life i'll never get back. there's no collusion. no cooperation. no coordination. fact. >> reporter: democrats frustrated, saying lewandowski refused to answer questions about that trump tower meeting with the russians.
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former fbi director comey's firing. and trump's alleged contemplation of firing bob mueller. >> witnesses don't get to pick and choose when it comes to relevant testimony to our investigation. >> reporter: in a few hours, sam nunberg back in the spotlight, the former trump political adviser who made those headlines earlier this week about the president. >> i think he may have done something during the election. but i don't know that for sure. >> why do you think that? >> i can't explain that unless you were in there. >> reporter: nunberg expected to appear before the special counsel's grand jury, despite claiming earlier that he would not testify. will he or won't he? he told abc news he is coming to the grand jury today. nunberg said he bought his ticket for the trip, so we'll see in a little while if he actually appears. >> we'll be outside the courtroom. okay, pierre, thank you very much. amy? to those new concerns about another nor'easter as the east coast tries to recover from the latest deadly storm that brought nearly three feet of snow to some areas and knocked out power
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for nearly 1 million customers. abc's eva pilgrim is in massachusetts with all of that. good morning, eva. >> reporter: good morning, amy. those line crews, they have been busy. they are hard at work trying to get power back on for thousands. many here in massachusetts who haven't had power in a week. this morning, about 500,000 people waking up in the dark across the northeast. >> do you have power at your house? >> not a bit. >> reporter: in massachusetts a woman working to clear up snow on her property, seriously injured after a tree collapsed on her. >> we were able to find her underneath the branches, the snowblower still going. >> reporter: in franklin lakes, new jersey, authorities say a man in this car was killed after he drove around a barricade and onto live wires. the car bursting into flames. in southborough, massachusetts, a tangled mess of downed trees and power lines across the region, leaving more than 150,000 without power. many going without it since last
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friday's nor'easter. transformer after transformer blowing in new hampshire. officials there forced to close a stretch of i-95 after a power pole snapped. and there is a real rush to get the power restored as we are already watching the next possible storm heading this way, amy. >> i know rob will have much more on that. unfortunately for so many of us in its path. thank you so much, eva. cecilia? >> not the news we want to hear. it's supposed to be spring. we want to turn to the breaking developments in the russian spy mystery. a father and daughter poisoned in england, and now there are new concerns that that area could be contaminated. our chief foreign correspondent terry moran has the latest. good morning, terry. >> reporter: good morning, cecilia. this is a stunning and worrying development in this investigation. this morning, the announcement from the royal marines. beginning today, it's a military operation. the cleanup and securing of sites in the town of salisbury which may have been contaminated by the nerve toxin used in the
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attempted assassination of former russian spy sergei skirpal and his daughter last sunday. people with chemical warfare gear will be deployed for public safety, and remove contaminated objects. also news that now 21 people have been treated for possible exposure to the toxin following the attack. so all this after the government here had assured people that salisbury. and this attack was more dangerous than feared. and investigators are still discovering its scope, cecilia. >> a strange one. terry, thank you. george? we'll get the latest on the florida school shooting. the shooter has withdrawn his not guilty plea to murder charges. as we hear newly released 911 calls and learn more about how long it took law enforcement to respond. abc's victor oquendo is in florida. good morning, victor. >> reporter: good morning, george. nikolas cruz has
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removed his not guilty plea, but he is not pleading guilty either. he is standing mute, and this is a legal move. his public defender is saying he will not plead guilty while death is on the table. also this morning we're hearing new 911 calls while the shooting unfolded. parents fearing for their children's lives. and one of those calls coming from inside the school. >> 911, what is your emergency? >> hi. my daughter just texted me from school. she's at stoneman douglas. marjory stoneman douglas in parkland. and she says there's an active shooter. >> reporter: this morning, we're hearing the frantic 911 calls as 17 students and teachers were gunned down. >> she said she is behind the desk right now, but the shots were close. hopefully she's going to text back right away. >> the shots were close to her? >> yes. close to her. she is behind the desk. >> reporter: one call coming from inside the school. >> marjory stoneman douglas high school is being shot up. >> is being shot up? are you at the school? [ inaudible ] >> i can't hear you.
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are you at the school? >> reporter: parents desperately dialing 911. >> he said, shots, shots, shots. mom. god. >> okay, we do have a call put in for dispatch. there are multiple police officers and fire rescue on the way out there, okay? >> reporter: in another call you hear a mother talking to her child inside that school. >> i love you. i love you. it's going to be fine. can you hide somewhere? can you play dead? if he shoots, you need to play dead. if he shoots, play dead. >> reporter: and we're now hearing more transmissions from school resource deputy peterson. >> i think we got shots fired. possible shots fired. 1200 building. >> reporter: peterson has since resigned after the sheriff said he took no action while the shooting unfolded. according to the new time line, peterson responded a little more than a minute after the first shot was fired. >> shots fired by the football field! shots fired by the football field! >> shots fired by the football field heard. >> we're looking at the 1200 building. it will be the 300 building off of holmberg road.
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by is senior lot. >> reporter: peterson's attorney says he believed the shots were coming outside any of the school buildings. it took law enforcement 11 minutes and 15 seconds to enter the freshman building after the first shot was fired. and today florida governor rick scott will be meeting with the victims' families. that new gun and school safety bill is in his hands. he says he is going to thoroughly review it. he has two weeks to sign it, george. >> and one of the survivors met with the president and the first lady yesterday. >> reporter: a big day for that student in d.c. kyle kashuv is his name. not only did he meet with the president and the first lady, but a number of leading lawmakers, as well. he is trying to spread the word about a new app that focuses on mental health and students. remember later this month, hundreds of thousands of students are expected to march on the nation's capital to protest gun violence. >> and walk out of many classrooms next week. thanks, victor, very much. amy? we'll switch gears now to the triumphant return for serena williams. it has been 404 days since she
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played her last singles match. you can see perhaps why. she's been a little busy. she got married, she had a baby, an adorable baby. she managed to pick up right where she left off, winning in straight sets in the first round of the bnp paribas open. here's what she had to say afterwards. >> it was incredible, you know, it's been over a year, and a kid later. and i get to go home now to her so i'm excited about that, but thank you guys so much for supporting me. >> she said it wasn't easy. she said she was a little rusty but she had a 100-mile-per-hour says in one of her first sets on her serve. so if that's rusty, all right. that must be the williams' rusty. >> what a way to mark international women's day. >> a working mom there. let's go to rob, and get more on the storm coming. >> reporter: hey, george. a lot of folks in the northeast saw one of the mildest februarys on record. we're paying for it in march. i want to show you two solutions, two computer models that we use to highlight what we think is going to happen with the storm. both say sunday severe storms across the south.
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heavy rain. both take it to the mid atlantic coast. sunday night into monday with snow on the backside through virginia, but this gives us a full blown nor'easter monday late into tuesday. another model that's reliable is the european model, completely shoves it out to sea. we don't have a lot of confidence in the forecast. but the potential for a nor'easter is on the docket come this end of this weeblg end. good morning, i'm meteorologist mike nicco from
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abc 7 mornings. fog lifts to a partly sunny and mild afternoon. my accuweather highlight for this weekend, rain is trending south but a soaking next week. 70s in san jose, mid to upper 60s elsewhere and san francisco, low 60s tonight mid to upper 40s. my coming up, we have some rescue, a woman saved after falling off a cruise ship balcony. the big question. did she lose her balance while taking a selfie? and as millions of americans start their spring break, new concerns about a safety threat in a popular mexican resort town. what we are now learning about that explosion on a ferry. that is all coming right up. ht up. pitch that n... ♪ is all coming right up. epitch tt is all coming right up. rpitch that is all coming right up. rpi that is all coming right up. ypi that is all coming right up. .pi that is all coming right up. pih that is all coming right up. pit up. that is all coming right up. that is all coming right up.g p. hat is all coming right up. th. .
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now your accuweather forecast with mike nicco. >> thank you for sticking around. let me start with temperatures. low 40s around danville and mid to upper 40s elsewhere. and hayward. look at the visibility. and that's going to be around for the entire morning commute. look how thick at the golden gate bridge. looks like summer doesn't it? caution in you're on the roads. it will be foggy on the bay this morning. let's look at what's going to happen with temperatures tonight and the fog out there once again. about the same as this morning. my accuweather seven-day forecast the rain pushing farther south for saturday and sund and a good soaking be next week, especially thursday. >> good to know, thank you mike. you will hear from a teen any knowledger that fell off of a
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let's start fresh. ♪ welcome back to "gma." a "star wars" star is finally getting his star. that's mark hamill unveiling his long overdue star on the hollywood walk of fame thursday joined by his co-star harrison ford, creator george lucas, and then you can see there r2-d2 even showed up. and some stormtroopers, as well. you can hear it. look at that turnout for luke skywalker. police understandably by the looks of those pictures had to close down hollywood boulevard, everyone wanting to see mark hamill get a star. i can't believe it took that long. >> i cannot believe he didn't have one. >> the definition of fans. >> avid fans. >> amazing. a lot of reaction coming into that surprise announcement from president trump saying he will meet with north korean leader kim jong-un for negotiations over its nuclear program. the president plans to meet with kim jong-un in may.
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take a look at this. a traffic stop that took a scary turn. an officer was trying to apprehend a driver when he ended up in the car. the driver took off more than a mile, reaching 71 miles an hour before he was finally stopped. and he is now in custody. and now on this friday, something to make you feel good. patriots quarterback tom brady agreeing to shave his head for charity in boston alongside massachusetts governor charlie baker. all part of an event that raised millions of dollars for the dana farber cancer institute. brady of course is going to be here live in times square on monday and i'm going to go on a ledge and say this, he still looks good with a shaved head. i'm biased. >> it didn't all come off, though. just a little buzz cut. looking forward to seeing him on monday. right now, we'll go to a dramatic cruise ship rescue. a woman fell overboard, plunging into the atlantic before crews scrambled to save her. abc's kayna whitworth is here with that story. good morning, kayna. >> reporter: good morning, george. she fell from the balcony on the
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15th floor of the ship into the frigid waters below. people say the seas were rough, and the ship was moving quickly. they were amazed crews were able to save her. this morning, a heroic rescue on the norwegian cruise ship "epic" after a woman went overboard. >> we did not think that she could possibly make it. i mean, from 15 floors, that ocean is hard as cement. >> reporter: the 52-year-old who may have been taking a selfie on her balcony fell straight into the frigid, choppy atlantic waters as the boat made its way there the bahamas to port canaveral, florida. the can't immediately stopped the ship and dispatched rescue boats. >> i'm still in shock they were so quick in how they responded and that they found her. >> reporter: according to one watch dog group more than 300 people have gone overboard on cruise ships and only about 17% of them are rescued alive. in 2015, rescuers on a disney cruise liner swept into rescue
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this2-year-old man who had gone overboard from a nearby royal caribbean ship. a passenger catching the rescue on camera. and in 2014, infrared capturing sarah kirby's seven-deck plunge from a carnival ship traveling from miami to jamaica. >> i just prayed to god over and over, don't let me die out here. >> reporter: kirby pulled back to safety. witnesses we spoke with about this norwegian cruise line incident said the quick-thinking crew saved the day. >> the second boat is coming in, and lights are still going. so we're thinking they're still looking for someone. >> reporter: an hour after she fell, the captain issuing this happy announcement. >> we found the person in the water, and she was picked up. she is now at the hospital, so everything is good there. >> reporter: norwegian cruise lines telling us the woman was in stable condition when she was rescued and immediately disembarked to receive any additional medical attention when they reached port on wednesday morning. and i think, george, the scariest part is it was nighttime so it was pitch black when she fell in that water.
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>> glad she is going to be okay, but boy, lesson learned about those selfies, huh? >> absolutely. >> thanks, kayna. the search for answers after a tragic crash in brooklyn, new york. a driver killing two children, one of them the daughter of a tony award-winner. and now, there are a lot of questions about whether that driver should have been behind the wheel in the first place. abc's erielle reshef is here with more on the story, and erielle, i have been following this story as so many of us have. it's heartbreaking. >> absolutely heartbreaking, kept me up all night. anger and anguish this morning after the deadly crash as two families grieve. this morning, new questions about why a woman police say had a history of medical conditions was allowed to drive. ♪ what you would have me say >> reporter: she is the tony award-winning star of "the king and i" appearing on broadway and on television in "the americans." >> are you sure you're not really a used car salesman? >> reporter: this morning ruthie ann miles' life is forever changed after a routine walk across the street turned into
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unimaginable horror. surveillance video captures the moment this volvo plowed through a red light, hitting ruthie, her 4-year-old daughter abigail, ruthie's friend, lauren, and lauren's 1-year-old son, joshua. both died from their injuries. >> people were running across the street screaming, crying, call 911. people trying to cover the baby to stop her from bleeding. >> reporter: ruthie, who had just announced she was pregnant, and lauren are recovering. miles spoke about their friendship during her tony acceptance speech in 2015. >> tgc is my family. the luz, i could fall and never hit the ground because of my amazing friends behind me. >> reporter: authorities did not arrest the 44-year-old driver seen here on a stretcher at the scene. they believe she suffered a seizure behind the wheel. she hasn't been charged. should she have been allowed to drive? >> investigators will be looking at the medical history trying to determine if a doctor had
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previously restricted her from driving. >> reporter: police say records show that same volvo was caught on traffic cameras running red lights four times and in four other instances speeding in a school zone. but police can't say who was driving the car in each case. >> i wish she was under arrest right now. something is wrong with our laws that we need to fix. >> reporter: in the wake of the crash, a flood of condolences from fellow actors. "hamilton" star, lin-manuel miranda tweeted, heartsick for ruthie and her family. overnight miles' family posting an update on twitter, writing ruthie is now out of the icu and healing. by all accounts, it is a miracle our second child is unharmed. also overnight, lauren's family released a statement saying they are heartbroken over the loss of their son, but thankful lauren is out of the hospital. one day after this accident, the driver had her license suspended. many asking the question, why wasn't she charged immediately? that is still up to the brooklyn
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and we are back now with the security threat in mexico. with spring break kicking off, we are learning new details about that terrifying ferry explosion at a popular tourist destination. abc's gio benitez has all the
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details. hey, gio. >> reporter: good morning. that explosion was reportedly caused by a bomb on the ferry, not an accident. now the state department has a new security alert warning americans about travel to playa del carmen. this morning, the u.s. embassy in mexico issuing another security alert. closing the consulate in the popular spring break destination of playa del carmen. and not letting people go to the town. >> there were a very loud bang. like a giant firework just went off. >> reporter: one of the bombs exploding, injuring at least 25 people, including 5 americans. and now mexico's biggest tv network, televisa, obtaining images of the explosive device found on the charred remains of that ferry. the network saying the photos show indications of a home made explosive with a detonator and
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power supply, and reporting anonymous federal sources say, they even found shrapnel. this second device reportedly similar, but more sophisticated, found attached to the bottom of another ferry just days after the first blast. >> some of the things we can deduce from the pictures we have seen is these weren't large bombs that were intended to kill a lot of people. they were more likely to put holes in the bottom of the boat, to slowly sink a boat. >> reporter: after the second bomb was discovered, princess cruises issuing a warning to its guests saying it has cancelled all tours that use ferries and strongly advise that ferries from cozumel to the mainland be avoided. >> i think the mexican government will be doing a good job to make sure this doesn't happen again. >> reporter: and you will remember this new security warning comes after another warning about tainted alcohol there. we have been reporting on those. >> but this warning is very specific to government employees working in mexico, not american spring breakers. >> yeah, so they banned those employees from going there, but they are warning american tourists and they want you to get that travel insurance with medical evacuations.
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they just want you to be very careful. >> scary. coming up here, should daylight savings time last all year round? >> yes. >> yes. >> we got two votes right there. we also have a state trying to make the change. t.j. will be here to talk about that. e to talk about that. from the first moment you met it was love at first touch and all you wanted to do was surround them in comfort and protection that's why only pampers swaddlers is the #1 choice of hospitals to wrap your baby in blanket-like softness and premium protection mom: "oh hi baby" so all they feel is love wishing you love, sleep and play. pampers you wouldn't accept from any one else. why accept it from your allergy pills? flonase relieves your worst symptoms including nasal congestion, which most pills don't. flonase helps block 6 key inflammatory substances. most pills only block one. flonase.
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♪ it may not feel like spring yet, but daylight savings time starts this weekend. we set our clocks ahead. we were talking about something else before we came on.
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so t.j., try to save us right here. you got this thing now. one state is going to experiment with year round. >> and what state would you think would try to do something and stand out like this? >> got to be california. >> no. the great state of florida. yes, the sunshine state actually wants more sunshine. what they want to do, and what we are talking about, they would turn their clocks ahead on sunday and leave it there all year. >> amen. >> never have to change it again. you say amen to that, but they would be the first state to do this. they have actually passed this, the legislature down there. it has gone through and it's on the governor's desk now. we don't have an indication yet. >> i thought about this all the time. i can't believe it's the first state to do it. >> well, it should be. >> every time you have to turn your clock back, aren't you depressed? do you like it when it's black at 4:00 p.m.? >> someone that works on sunday, i like that one saturday a year where you get the extra hour, but it's not worth it. we're hijacking t.j.'s segment. >> this is what i want. i want your life that i am bothered by having to change my
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clock. if that's your problem -- >> i don't like it when it gets dark at 4:00 at night. >> here's the problem with it. we have 26 other states who want to tinker with the clocks, but what they want to do is opt out of daylight savings time. what we're saying here. but you would have one clock, and you would stay on standard time. florida is different. they want to stay on daylight savings time all year. >> if i had to choose, that would be the right one. >> exactly. >> but it takes literally an act of congress. you do not have the right to do it. you can opt out of daylight savings. you can't stay on standard time and be the only state to do so. it sounds crazy, and we know standard time, four months out of the year, that's standard and that's daylight savings time. here are pros and cons. >> i want to know what the pro is. >> she knows the answers already. >> you get more sunlight if you're on daylight savings time. it's safer for the roads because driving at night, you're on the way home, and it's safer. it's good for the economy. you might spend more time out shopping.
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the downsides are health concerns. if you have to switch your clock. to your point, if you have to switch your clock, it changes your rhythm, increases gas consumption if people are on the road actually and using up more. productivity is down with people at work if you have to change, as well. but the other side of that is getting up in the morning, 8:30, the it's still dark when you're dropping your kids off at school. that happens in some places in florida, and if you want to watch the lakers play, the game starts at 11:30 for you now. the ball drops in new york in times square, and it's 1:00 a.m. >> this is all connected to the game times. >> there are pros and cons but they say this is a thing that's outdone its usefulness. it was put in place in world war i to save fuel. we're beyond that right now. we don't have those things. >> i think it's great. i think florida is paving the way. >> you really did your homework. >> i always do, george. i don't usually have so much time to explain myself. >> just go with it. >> thank you, t.j. we appreciate it.
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>> you got it. coming you next, as the royal wedding approaches, new details about meghan markle and kate middleton. how the soon to be sisters-in-law are bonding. and digital de-clutter. it's spring cleaning time, apparently. how to turn those boxes of photos, tape, art work into memories without taking up any space. coming up, "gma's" concert series sponsored by pepsi. celebrating every generation. series sponsored by pepsi. and his father drank before he met your grandmother ace. coming up, "gma's" concert series sponsored by pepsi. and his mom. hi cindy (sweetly) oh! hi britney (happily surprised) have you met uncle drew? this is the pepsi that's back from the future. and back for one last ride. this is the first pepsi on the moon!! what?! fine. this is the pepsi for moonwalkers. this is the pepsi for every generation. to everyone else, ieveryone else.
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good morning south bay. let get up and get going. >> this is abc 7 mornings. >> i'm natasha zouves from abc 7 mornings. let's get a check on your foggy forecast with meteorologist mike nicco. >> take a look at the golden gate bridge. it's going to lift to a partly sunny afternoon with hazy sunshine and pretty nice day to do yard work or at the beach -- >> bless you. whatever you prefer. here is a look at the accuweather seven-day forecast, rain through tomorrow evening and the south bay and monterey bay, we'll get soaked next week. >> how are the pollen counts? we have one new issue in the south bay. we have a multicar cash blocking the two left lanes and the far right lane open and traffic solid. here is more fog.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. that stunning announcement from president trump agreeing to meet face to face with north korean leader kim jong-un to negotiate its nuclear program. promising to do what no other president has done. will trump's gamble pay off, or is he getting played by kim jong-un? the new royal sisters. meghan markle and kate middleton bonding as meghan's wedding to harry gets closer and kate is about to give birth. how they are hanging out. new overnight. robin brings down the house with an electrifying speech. >> all three siblings i had in my home, all teaching me to not let fear stand in the way of your destiny. >> and a lifetime achievement award. what she is sharing about her career, her mentors and journalism right now.
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♪ don't make we wait don't make me wait ♪ and get ready for sting and shaggy and their blockbuster new song right here as they say -- >> good morning, america. [ cheers and applause ] >> hey -- oh, i'm sorry. that's your read. i was absolutely -- >> please, ladies first. boy, it's really tough to read good morning, america, too. we can all do it. >> i got all excited and i jumped it. i'm really sorry. >> go for it. >> it's friday, and i'm clearly excited because we have sting and shaggy here. a surprise pair, they have a new album. they are performing live and george is still laughing. i made george laugh. >> the '90s fan girl in me is just a little bit freaking out right now about that. and that's not all. we're very excited to have mindy kaling here, the new mom and "a wrinkle in time" star is teaming up with oprah and reese. this is going to be a really good one. i can't wait to hear about this. >> that's coming up. but first, we have a lot of news to get to as well this
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morning, including that dramatic move from president trump set to become the first american president to meet with a north korean leader. if it happens, the meeting announced for may, and we want to get the latest from martha raddatz. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. it was the south koreans who delivered the message to president trump that kim jong-un wanted to meet, and the president quickly agreed. the north says it will suspend all nuclear and missile tests during the talks and will discuss giving up its nuclear program. trump said the meeting will occur in the next few months. it is unclear where that will happen, but if this goes ahead, it will be unprecedented. the big question is, what will the north get in return? this is a man accused of murdering his own brother, and egregious human rights abuses. president trump blames him for the death of young american otto warmbier, but the president seemed almost giddy about this meeting. but it does set aside for now any risk of military confrontation. the north koreans were near
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perfecting a nuclear-tipped missile capable of hitting the u.s. that is why they are in this powerful negotiating position, george. >> martha, thanks very much. now to a store that's been a staple in america for decades, possibly closing all of its doors. toys "r" us, the go-to toy store around the country is considering a major change, and rebecca jarvis is back with this surprising news. for shoppers. >> reporter: yeah, this is some big news for customers. for jobs. for where we buy our toys. there are reports that this is a consideration. toys "r" us has been struggling to dig out from a boat load of debt. they are dealing with the same amazon effect. struggling to stay competitive, just like other retailers. toys "r" us was hoping that the holiday season would drive a turnaround. it turned out to be very weak unfortunately. they have announced they are closing about 20% of their 800 stores. so what happens now? well, the company has a crucial decision ahead. one possibility is closing all of its u.s. stores. we've seen this play out before. store closures mean job losses
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and those going out of business sales. for consumers, keep in mind those purchases, while they're discounted, they are often final once this happens, if this happens. if you have returns or exchanges or gift cards, amy, the time to use them is now. >> right now. thank you so much, rebecca. we appreciate it. george? we want to show you that award now. that big and well-deserved award for robin last night. she received a lifetime achie achievement award. there is martha raddatz giving it to her last night. it's called the first amendments award, and robin spoke about her approach to the news. >> it's being said that responsible journalism is more important than ever before in light of what's happening here in d.c. and all around the world. i'm also grateful though that early on in my career, i was taught that responsible journalism mattered, from the very beginning. for the mentors --
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that you met. >> and she has carried it on and on. as we said, a well-deserved award. she also shared her family motto. she said we may not have it together, but together, we have it all. congratulations, robin. >> congratulations, robin. i love her family mottos. you strut, you stumble. make your mess your message. thank you so much for all she has shown all of us. she is a mentor to all of us. >> absolutely. >> responsible journalism does matter. it does. coming up, a closer look at princess kate and meghan markle's growing friendship as the royal wedding approaches. and we're jumping all over you today. digital decluter. i need this one. how to organize old photos and kids' artwork, and even earn cash on the side. and lara is upstairs. >> i am. good morning, everybody. i'm here with "a wrinkle in time's" mindy kaling. [ cheers and applause ] so excited to talk to her about that, her new bond with miss oprah, and we have a surprise for some very lucky fans. don't go anywhere. are you guys ready? [ cheers and applause ] "gma" coming right back. ack.
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a prequel is coming. we can report this morning. very excited. newline has purchased a screenplay from chase and lawrence connor with the working title "the many saints of newark." the film this time is set in the era of the new york riots between the african-american and italian communities in the '60s. that means we could see the return of unforgettable characters like tony soprano's father, johnny boy, the former captain of the soprano crew, maybe even tony's uncle junior. it has been 11 years since "the sopranos" went away as they say. 11 years ago. we're still wondering, right? >> we all checked our cable. >> what's wrong with my tv? >> we debated it endlessly. also in "pop news" this morning, more news from mark hamill. earlier in the show, we congratulated him on getting a star on the walk of fame yesterday. finally i must say. and now mark is introducing the power of the force to a young girl whose mom posted that her
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daughter was crying and afraid to wear her beloved "star wars" t-shirt to school because classmates laughed at her for liking, quote, boy stuff. hamill heard about it and posted, quote, boy stuff? please. the force is and will always be strong here with females on earth and the this galaxies far, far away. >> excellent. >> cool. drop the mike. and in other "star wars" news, jon favreau who directed films like "ironman" and ""the jungle book" has been named writer and director of a new live action "star wars" series. it will be released on disney's upcoming streaming platform. great director choice. also in the news this morning, former president obama is reportedly carving out a new career for himself that may have nothing to do with politics. sources telling "the new york times" the former president is in serious talks to produce for netflix highlighting inspirational stories from around the globe. the deal not yet finalized but
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it is also expected that former first lady, michelle obama, will be involved. they will reportedly create exclusive content and may host or moderate the series. [ applause ] and finally, it's friday. how about something cute? what's cuter than waddling penguins? how about waddling penguins who figure out how to take their own video selfie? this is real. it happened in antarctica where a pair of the naturally curious birds found a camera left on the ice. >> those are real? >> that's real video. it does not take the birds long to figure out they are posing. like a couple of pros. the video is a huge hit on social media. look at them. the comments on social media, a couple made me laugh. "this is your parents trying to take their first selfie." and the other one was, "man being curious and having no hands." good point. >> it is kind of mesmerizing.
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>> it is. i thought that was so sweet. >> i can't follow that. we do want to turn to our "gma" cover story. new details about future sisters-in-law princess kate and meghan markle. we don't even need to say their names. abc's diane ma scedo is here. these girls are becoming royal besties it looks like. >> and the timing is very good for that because meghan markle is busy, everybody. she has had a bridal shower, and she's got on the make a little girl's day. and she was secretly baptized. but it turns out she's getting sisterly help behind the scenes. meghan markle is making a splash after stepping out on international women's day to an adorable encounter. at an appearance in birmingham, england, markle offered a little girl encouragement telling the aspiring actress, you can achieve whatever you want to achieve. and then a hug. the crowd loved every second. people are also loving her $200 blue and white j. crew coat. the long-time women's advocate is getting support from an important woman in her life, her
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future sister-in-law, princess kate. >> when it comes to getting ready to be married to a prince, kate middleton is pretty much the only person that can give meghan the advice. >> reporter: as she navigates protocol, and the big day in may, kate has been by her side showing her the royal ropes. >> meghan loves to cook, so she has been baking and making little dishes where she'll drop off to kate. >> reporter: the images are reminding some of the special sisterhood between princess diana and sarah ferguson, the duchess of york. and as details emerge from markle's secret baptism on tuesday, we see another nod to princess diana, where she lay before her funeral. >> meghan as baptized in a private 45-minute ceremony. she had a handful of guests. including prince charles and camila. >> we hear prince charles hosted a dinner for meghan after the
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baptism. but maybe the best event was her bridal shower over the weekend. she and a few of her friends visited a country retreat where they enjoyed a luxury spa treatment. that's the one i really wish i could have gone to. >> they have really welcomed her into the family. they love her. >> they have, and she has a big day on monday. it's commonwealth day. she will be joining the family at westminster abbey, a very big deal. >> waiting for my invitation. to the wedding. just saying. george? >> don't hold your breath. >> i know. now a set of identical twins who were separated when they were infants, adopted by different families. and they were monitored for a secret nature versus nurture study, but get this, the new families were not told about it. here's elizabeth vargas from "20/20." >> yay! >> reporter: little lookalikes, audrey and gracie, the identical twins separated this china, adopted in the u.s., and reunited on "gma." >> hi. >> hi. >> we kind of talk the same and, like -- >> a lot the same. >> yeah, a lot the same. >> reporter: chinese adoption officials separated girls and
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allowed them to be adopted to unsuspecting families. the kind of thing that sometimes happens in some parts of the world. and, as it turns out, happened in manhattan in the 1960s at the louise weis adoption agency. three men from the new york city area, robert, eddie, and david, total strangers, discovered they were identical triplets in 1980. they had been separated at birth by louise weis services. and in 1998, howard burak can discovered he, too, had an identical twin brother and that louise weis had separated something that their adoptive parents were never told. >> she said, you have an identical twin brother, and i said, thank you for telling me that. how do i find that person? >> reporter: what does it feel like? >> you feel like you're missing something.
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don't know what it was. >> reporter: the twins connecting. noticing similarities. >> we lived parallel lives essentially. >> you got married the same year. what year? >> '92. >> oh, my god. you guys both had to think about it? >> that is a slow -- >> reporter: in the documentary, "the twinning reaction," doug and howard also share vague, unsettling memories of intrusive strangers coming to study them throughout their early childhood. >> they would film me and make me ride my bike. and, you know, they would do this test and that test. >> what did they ask you to do? >> all kinds of psychology tests and draw and looking at things, and ink blots and drawings and talking. even asking questions. >> reporter: it turns out that doug, howard and their parents were unwittingly taking part in a secret study of twins, a study trying to answer the question of nature versus nurture. >> it's upsetting to know that these people were able to affect our lives in a way that i didn't even understand. >> reporter: the question now,
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how many other people are walking around not knowing they too have an identical twin? for "good morning america," elizabeth vargas, abc news, new york. >> that's pretty shocking, isn't it? >> yeah. wow. >> you can see a lot more about it tonight on "secret siblings" on "20/20" at 10:00 eastern right here on abc. let's go back to rob in philly. >> hey, guys. welcome back. we are at the 2018 philadelphia flower show, the largest and longest running horticultural event in the world. on entrance you walk onto this suspension jungle bridge with my friends here of course which takes you through this incredible rain forest exhibit. it's a sensory experience of sights and sounds. you can hear the waterfall and it almost smells like it, doesn't it? it's incredible. the theme this year is the wonders of water which tells you about all the things water, and how the world and our environment interplays with it, and recycles it.
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it's one of my favorite things. you can hear the waterfalls behind me, and we'll show you that as we go through the rest of "good morning america." for now, we'll look at your forecast from the philadelphia flower show. we are all about flower power, baby. here's your good morning, i'm meteorologist mike nicco from abc 7 mornings. fog lifts to a partly sunny and mild afternoon. my accuweather highlight for this weekend, rain is trending south but a soaking next week. 70s in san jose, mid to upper 60s elsewhere and san francisco, low 60s tonight mid to upper 40s. my [ cheers and applause ] all right. so happy to say almost spring cleaning time. so this morning, we're going to show you how to use technology to get rid of all the clutter around your house. paula faris tried new tools out
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in her own home. you're a brave gal. >> i have a lot of clutter. good morning, lara. good morning, everybody. i'll admit. i'm a tij call disaster. a hot mess. i have bins full of old photos. kids' artwork and tapes that have been moved from room to room, from one city to another. this has been weighing me down for years. my only goal for this year was to free myself from it. ♪ >> reporter: my house is bursting with boxes of vhs tapes, bins of old photos, dvds and my kids' artwork. i called on brit morin to help me get organized. >> i'm going to show you how easy it is to preserve this and move it all online or compact and in a format that's easy to display. >> reporter: we start with vhs tapes. this says my graduation from 1993. we use a company called legacy box. to convert these into digital files. all you do is put a bar code
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sticker on each tape for tracking purposes, fill up the box they send you, and then ship it off. next, we tackle art. so i have a lot of papers, artwork. i have some of these 3-d objects too, clay molds. just really cute. it's a mama birdie and her baby. >> there is a service called plum print that lets you put your kids' artwork in a box, and ship it off and they put it all inside a photo book. >> reporter: i'm going to get rid of dvds and make cash while doing it. i downloaded the decluttr app. scan the bar codes to get the price. >> rudy! don't tell my husband i'm getting rid of this. come on, rudy. >> 13 cents. >> 23 cents. >> reporter: we box up those dvds and send them off. finally, i digitize my disorganized photos. they're a nightmare. all childhood photos and some mementos. and here, more childhood photos. i use the photo scan app by google. >> take a quick snap, and it
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immediately pulls it into your photo album library on your phone. >> reporter: and they are now also backed up in google photos where i can easily access and search them. i can't tell you how good i feel right now. >> done. >> yes, that emotional burden, bye bye. we're done. brit joins us now. all of those photos you just saw, i want you to show everybody how easy it is to digitize, and i went to the awkward file. it's large, so i'll show you my first communion photo. cecilia vega will appreciate this. >> the child bride. this is the app, and i have it open, and you will place the photo within the frame like this. >> don't laugh. >> and it will ask you to take four different photos of the main photo. and the reason that it's doing this is it's trying to capture a very high-resolution image. and it is reducing the glare. it's straightening the edges and so you can see now i have it in your photo library. it looks great. look at that. now it's uploaded into your google drive. >> all of those photos that you have are now up in one place. and i want to show you too,
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lara. this is what's really great about google photos, too. it's very intuitive. i'm going to search "good morning america," and it will bring up pretty much every picture. there we go right there. you can search up wedding, you can search birthday. it brings up any picture that i have taken in the studio. >> it's using visual search to detect what looks like "good morning america," see the blues and the yellows. and it stores everything, too. you don't have to worry about hitting your maximum capacity. it works on any phone and computer. >> remind everybody again, how do we get started on this? do we go to google? >> this is a photo scan app. they work together really well, and you don't have to keep anything on your devices anymore. get rid of the storage and those issues. it's on the cloud. >> did i convince you? >> yes, yes. what about the artwork? we all have a ton of the artwork. >> paula had a lot of artwork. we used a service called plumprint for this, and it lets
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you put your artwork, 3-d or flat, and it turns it into these adorable photo looks that are keepsakes. can we open this? it's so cute. look what your daughter has drawn. so she can now look at everything in one place and you get rid of all the stuff in your house. >> this was in a bin, and now i can look at it. the first time i looked at this i got a little weepy. >> nonexpensive, these books? >> they start around $50, and you can get a digital-only file, and it depends how much you're putting into it. >> you can put in 60 pieces. >> 60 pieces. you can also put hundreds of pieces. >> this makes me want to do this, paula. dream big. >> i don't need it anymore. >> let's talk about these because i got a lot of them. from my days in chattanooga. >> vhs tapes, the old school memories. we used a legacy box for this, throw it all into a box, ship it off. they put it on a thumb drive for you, or you can get a digital file. all the tapes are on the thumb drive. >> 85 bucks, and it takes roughly three to six weeks.
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>> if you don't want to ship off your memories, you can stop by walgreens, costco or walmart, and they do a similar service. similar pricing as well. >> what is the company that does this? >> >> does everybody have boxes of old vhs? >> a lot of them. you have to talk about this one. >> talk to me about this. >> dvds. paula had a lot of old dvds. we scanned them with the decluttr app. you saw we got 23 cents for some, 12 cents for others. you ended up with a total of -- >> $4. our goal was to get a couple of coffees. we did that. >> thanks so much, guys. coming up next, mindy kaling is with us, cannot wait. "a wrinkle in time," she'll talk about that coming up on "gma."
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good morning north bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is abc 7 mornings. >> i'm reggie aqui from abc 7 mornings. happening today, california high speed rail authority set to release a plan revealing the project needs time and money to get done. that's the latest issue with the bullet train. the high spreed train in coyote valley, put it at billions of dollars running between san francisco and los angeles by 2029. that's the future, what's the present? >> i'll tell you about the past first. we have a problem and blocking two out of three lanes. it cleared and we are having trouble thinning at. dense fog, golden gate bridge,
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the dense fog
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now your accuweather forecast with mike nicco rchl folks still an issue. guilty or not guilt good morning. getting better around napa. look at that on the golden gate bridge. caution through bay. and light rain on saturday night and sunday morning. >> thank you, mike. another update in about 30
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minutes and always on the news app and ♪ welcome back to "gma." we're so excited for our next guest. she does it all. actor, writer, producer and now one of the stars of "a wrinkle in time." please welcome mindy kaling. [ cheers and applause ] >> hi, guys. how are you? good to see you. thanks. thank you. this is cool. this is great. >> welcome back. first all of, congratulations. new mom. >> thank you. >> two months? >> two months. >> congratulations. you have a daughter. >> thank you. >> we can't let you go -- i hope this is the right size. a "gma" onesie. >> that's so good, thank you. i love this. >> it doesn't even come close to matching oprah's baby gift.
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>> that was pretty amazing. >> can you tell everybody about that? it's incredible. >> sure. i was at work, and i got a call from one of my assistants who said that oprah wants to drop off a present for you, not in person but someone is going to drop it off. i said, that's great. that's so nice because you get a lot of gifts. i thought they were going to be flowers which would have been fine. onsie, flowers, it would have been fine. and he said, i don't think you understand, a u-haul truck is going to come, and two guys are going to come down. i told my co-workers i had to leave because i needed to go home and see what this present was, and i went home, and sure enough, a u-haul truck came, and it was a hand crafted bookcase filled with 100 of the classic children's books. >> wow. >> it was amazing. it was incredible. it deserves a round of applause. better yet, every single one of the books was engraved with -- it said katherine's book club on
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them, like oprah's book club. it's amazing. >> that is the best baby gift i have ever heard of. >> it's incredible. >> what a set you guys had. you had oprah, reese witherspoon, you were on there. it must have been a great time. >> it was so fun, and i think, you know, because we were in the hair and makeup trailer at, like, 4:00 in the morning, or three, four hours of makeup, and i think oprah was used to having it be quiet and reese and i would just be chatting her up, the time when you want to be alone by yourself, and we were, like, nope. not at all. you will be talking to us. >> the makeup did pay off. we want to show a little bit of it right now. you playing mrs. who. >> mrs. who, meet my meg. >> okay. okay. >> the wound is the place where the light enters you. rumi, persian. [ applause ]
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>> what do you remember about "a wrinkle in time" when you were a girl? >> well, i remember it -- you know, it's very different, the adaptation is very different than the book, but the spirit of the book is kept alive. it's an incredible journey of a girl who has low self-esteem, whose father seemingly abandoned her, having to save her family. she goes on a science fiction adventure. >> i saw something you said about science fiction. you said when you were a little girl you loved science fiction but you weren't sure it loved you back. what did that mean? >> i was just, like, a little shy, chubby, book-reading kid, and watching and reading sci-fi, i had such a great imagination, i loved them, but largely science fiction books ignore you if you're an indian girl. you're never the star of those books and you just love them anyway. and so it's such a pure love because you know it will never reflect you, and i just thought what was so great about this
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book is it starred a young girl who wasn't popular, who wasn't pretty. she was just smart, and that's why i identified with her. >> something to hold onto. we have a couple of fans who do love you. this is a big surprise right now. >> oh. >> you're about to see this. >> hi. >> that's lauren and alexis. they did not know they were going to be talking to you right now. they were excited about the idea. >> hi, lauren. hi alexis. how's it going? this is so cool. >> they thought they were competing for the chance to ask you a question. they didn't know they had won. >> hi, guys. congratulations. >> hi. >> so nice to meet you. >> so nice to meet you. >> so what's the big question? >> so we have a question for you. so being that you are such a powerful woman in this industry, what advice do you have to give young women trying to grow in their careers? >> what advice do i have to give young women with your careers? >> young women trying to grow in their careers. >> got it. trying to grow in your careers.
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the advice that i would give you is that i think that i was underestimated a lot in my career coming up. i don't -- there weren't that many people who wanted to be comedy writers who wanted to be on tv. and i would just nod and smile sweetly to anyone who wanted to discourage me and quietly work and ignore them. for me, it was to look at adversity and not to, like, get in big fights, but just to nod and smile sweetly, and do the work quietly. that's how i did it. >> pretty great advice. pretty great advice. >> that's helpful. >> yeah. >> can't wait to see "a wrinkle in time." >> oh, good. i'm so happy. it's great. i think you guys will like it. bye, guys. >> well, you made them very happy. >> that's so nice. >> so cool, yeah. and the movie comes out. it's out right now. congratulations on that. >> thanks, george. great to see you. >> you guys are all getting a gift as well. everyone in the audience gets tickets to see "a wrinkle in time." [ cheers and applause ]
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got them excited too. thanks for being here. when we come back, sneak
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[ cheers and applause ] we are back now on "gma," and the wait is almost over. "american idol" returns this sunday. of course, the show has helped launch so many incredible careers from kelly clarkson to jennifer hudson and carrie underwood. abc's chris connelly is joining
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us from los angeles, and chris, a lot of excitement surrounding "idol." >> reporter: indeed, amy. good morning. along with the drama of the competition, and the sizzle-icious opinions of the judges, "american idol" performers gotten to begin remarkable careers, and what they have turned out to be. >> who will become the next "american idol"? >> reporter: starting in 2002 with its first winner, kelly clarkson. >> kelly clarkson. >> reporter: "american idol" has given viewers some singular moments while launching some singing megastars. ♪ how do you expect me to live alone ♪ >> carrie underwood. >> reporter: 2005 saw carrie underwood and her soaring voice, winning america's hearts when the oklahoma native became a country music sensation. ♪ maybe next time he'll think before he cheats ♪
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>> reporter: and a seven-time grammy recipient. and speaking of awards -- ♪ jennifer hudson may not have won the 2002 competition, she came in seventh, but two years later she won an oscar for "dream girls." ♪ you're going to love me >> reporter: from the shimmering katherine mcphee, kellie pickler, they got show biz faces while singing their faces out eager for the big break. let's not forget the fellas. i mean, who could forget him? ♪ she bangs, she bangs side splitting william hung. "american idol" fans encountered adam lambert's vocal greatness back in 2009. he has gone on to tour with queen. and from ruben studdard to clay aiken.
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could the next jordin sparks be waiting in the wings? might we see a broadway-bound voice like the level of fantasia. ♪ >> reporter: you will have to lost because finding unknowns and taking vocal diamonds out of the rough and onto the biggest stage, there is nothing quite like "american idol." ♪ because i want to make you feel ♪ >> you are not going to hollywood. >> reporter: so you might be watching a future superstar just getting started, or you might be watching someone who will never sing in public again. that's the fun part, and that's why we watch, amy. >> i'm a huge fan, and i'm a huge fan of sizzle-icious. thank you so much for that, chris. that made my friday. the journey begins on "american idol" this sunday at 8:00, 7:00 central right here on abc. let's head back over to rob at the philadelphia flower show now. rob? hi, amy. i'm here with longtime flower
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friend sam from the horticulture society, and his son alex and middle schoolers from the local area. they are studying water sheds, so you guys got to fact check me on this. so behind me, check this out. this is pretty incredible. a five-layer, 25-foot high waterfall recycling 2,500 gallons of water, and it represents all the cycles of the water cycle from precipitation to flow, collection and evaporation. the theme here being the wonders of water. di good morning i'm meteorologist mike nicco. dangerousy low visibility through 9:00 and the fog will left the sunshine and seasonal temperatures this afternoon. this segment is brought to you by carmax. this is the happiest flower show on earth, but we want to show you the happiest fashion show on earth.
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check this out. a global celebration of mickey's 90th anniversary. it's called mickey, the true original. the fashion brand opening ceremony debuted the spring 2018 collection in collaboration with disney, and some of the styles are available now online and in stores. the rest will be released later this year. the philadelphia flower show continues in all of its glory right through sunday. back to you guys in new york. >> thank you so much, rob. "mission: impossible" step aside. i'm here with one of the newest members of our abc family, jack cutmore scott who is starring in "deception." it's been described as "magician: impossible." take a look. >> you're shocked by how well this is going. i'm a phenomenal talent. >> if just one of those is off by one centimeter, you know what's going to happen. >> what happens? >> he could fall and die.
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>> it's not going to happen. don't want worry. it's not going to happen. >> that's called good acting. >> thank you. that's very kind. >> not only are you not an illusionist but you're also british. >> yeah. >> how was that taking on the american accent? >> it's been sort of about a decade in the works. i have been told i have a combination of my college roommate and chandler from "friends." that's what i went with. yeah. >> so you play the world's first consulting illusionist for the fbi. what do you do to prepare for a role like this? >> you get help basically. what with two amazing magicians who kind of held my hand and taught me the basics, and built up very slowly over the course of the last year to a place where i'm almost to the comfort level -- >> really, you look like you know what you are doing. >> very kind. >> my question is how many of those tricks are actually you? >> they're all me. yeah. in terms of all the slight of hand and all that stuff, that is me. obviously the larger scale illusions and deceptions that you will see are a combination
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of -- >> help from your friends? >> yeah. very, very obliging stunt double. >> i understand that you have obliged us, and you will show us slight of hand. >> sure. i can find something. >> you just happen to have a check in my pocket. >> i love it. it's dexterity, and fiddling with things like this. kind of just take it and make it disappear, and bring it back. >> come on. >> but check for me it's a real coin. >> it is real. yep, it's real. >> totally legit. so another thing i have been working on is pure finger strength, so something like that. >> wow. you're, like, a superhero. >> essentially, yeah. that's what it is. >> you know what's great? your whole family is here. mark and jenn, your siblings. so nice of them to come support you. >> yeah. >> i understand it's like a family of accountants. >> well, most of them. four out of five of them, yeah.
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>> it's great to have you all here, and we are so excited for the show. you have to check it out. "deception" premiering sunday night here on abc at 10:00 p.m. eastern. thanks again, guys. >> thanks for having me. coming up, sting, shaggy. don't go anywhere. great concert. come on in.
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how how lucky am i, and how lucky are all of you? we are back with sting and shaggy, the surprising duo, recently joining forces, wowing us at the grammys and they are collaborating on a brand-new album "44876." welcome to sting and shaggy. tell me about the name of your album. the numbers, how are they significant? >> 44 is the country code for great britain, my country. >> and 876 is the area code for jamaica. >> tell me how you met and decided to work together.
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>> well, i have a -- >> is that a long story? >> yeah. there was a song called "don't make me wait." it's really a song that started it. i asked him to come on the record. he liked it, and after awhile -- >> i liked it. >> we had so much fun with, like, we need to get more. he was just doing the hook, and he didn't want to be my backup singer. >> one song became an entire album. this is so exciting. sting and shaggy will release their new album "44876," on april 20 and you can preorder it. we don't have to wait for the music because sting and shaggy are performing their hit single. this is "don't make me wait." take it away, guys. ♪ don't make me wait ♪ don't make me wait in vain, to
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love you ♪ ♪ can't wait to give you mi last name ♪ ♪ don't make me wait, don't make me too long, girl ♪ ♪ don't make me wait, don't make me wait ♪ ♪ to love, to love, to love you ♪ a wah mi say ♪ it didn't take me long to fall in love with your mind ♪ ♪ and i won't even mention the way your body perfectly design, so fine ♪ ♪ and judging from your outlook on life, i knew this would be more than jus' one night ♪ ♪ but now i'm ready for the next level and you're telling me you need more time ♪ ♪ no crime, nothing wrong with waitin' a little bit ♪ ♪ you know there is more to this than just hitting it ♪ ♪ but you only get a love like this once in a lifetime and if this is our chance i ain't missing it ♪ ♪ my whole life i ain't felt like this, jus' wanna run i don't wanna fight this ♪ ♪ i ain't rushin' you to make up
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your mind, jus' wanna put some more quality in our time ♪ ♪ come on, girl! ♪ don't make me wait, don't make me wait to love, to love, to love you ♪ ♪ i can't wait no fi love ya ♪ don't make me wait, don't make me wait to love, to love, to love you ♪ ♪ good morning, america ♪ make some noise right now ♪ sing it boss ♪ i don't want you to think i'm rushin' you ♪ ♪ i know you like to take your time, time, time ♪ ♪ i'm already sold on the idea, of you and i ♪ ♪ just tell me where i need to sign ♪ ♪ 'cause i've been searching for a while, girl and i know what works for me oh, oh ♪ ♪ all i need to know if this is
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what you want, girl 'cause i'm already where i need to be ♪ ♪ so don't make me wait ♪ don't make me wait, don't make me wait to love, to love, to love you ♪ ♪ i can't wait no longer don't make me wait, don't make me wait ♪ ♪ to love, to love, to love you ♪ you don't wanna rush and i don't wanna take my time i'm putting everything on the line ♪ ♪ they say that true love's hard to find i'm ready now to make you mine ♪ ♪ don't make me wait baby, now, baby, now, don't make me wait ♪ ♪ you gotta say yeah, yeah, yeah don't make me wait ♪ ♪ baby, now, baby, now, don't make me wait don't make me wait ♪
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>> "gma," everybody, here we go. ♪ don't make me wait, don't make me wait to love, to love, to love you ♪ ♪ everybody singing now ♪ don't make me wait, don't make me wait to love, to love, to love you ♪ >> "44876" out. "good morning america," we here. [ cheers and applause ] "gma's" concert series sponsored by pepsi. celebrating every generation. ♪
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a big thanks to sting and shaggy. in fact, you can see a bonus song from them on our website. what is that song? >> "morning is coming." before we go, a special announcement. paramour is going on a live nation tour with foster the people this june. tickets go on sale march 16th. amore and going live on tour with foster the people. tickets on sale march 16th.
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good morning bay area. let's get up and get going. >> this is abc 7 mornings. >> good morning coming up at 9:00 a.m. i'm reggie aqui from abc 7 mornings. there's rain in the forecast tonight. >> coming into saturday night to sunday morning plainly from the south bay to monterey bay. a big difference. look at the fog, it is very thick around petaluma, we'll have hazy sunshine and high clouds and temperatures from the mid to upper 60s this afternoon. a soaking rain next week. >> we have a lot of fun for the morning commute and we have a new crash here on south on 880. involving a motorcycle. there are some injuries and two lanes blocked now. so heavy in the area. >> time new for live can kelly and ryan and we'll see you again at 11:00 a.m. for the abc 7 midday news. and our whole teem is here from
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>> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!" today, from the new film new film of "a wrinkle in time" mindy kaling. and star of the series "the arrangement," josh henderson. plus, see what happens when kelly auditions for "american idol" ." all next on "live"! and now, here are kelly ripa and ryan seacrest! [cheers and applause] ♪ >> ryan: good morning! hello!


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