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>> just don't forget, we call the number this morning, it yells at you first. good mor. the final hours.st. good mor. president trump's last full day in the white house. preparing to issue a flurry of pardons to over 100 people, including rapper lil wayne. this after just lifting covid international travel restrictions. the biden administration promises to reverse them immediately. now what's next for the trump family after washington as president-elect biden prepares to tackle monumental challenges. locked down. massive security in the nation's capital with 24 hours until the inauguration. razor wire, barricades and checkpoints all across the city, over 20,000 national guard troops there on the ground. helicopters patrolling the skies, police boats on the potomac river, as new reports indicate which extremist groups are planning to head to d.c. warnings that some could even
try to pose as law enforcement. stark warning. almost 400,000 american lives now lost to covid-19. fears now that the u.s. could hit 500,000 dead by the middle of february. this morning, incoming cdc director dr. rochelle walensky joins us live. how the biden administration plans to fight the pandemic and speed up the vaccine rollout, only on "gma" this morning. critical fire danger. the powerful winds threatening the west and the crucial next 24 hours in california. ginger is tracking the very latest. abc news exclusive. the 18-year-old american who went to the cayman islands to watch her jet skier boyfriend compete, now returning home and speaking out for the first time after serving time behind bars in the cayman islands for breaking quarantine. what she says about the moment she took off her tracking bracelet only on "gma" this morning. and two jumbo jackpots. lotto fever heating up.
$1.5 billion combined on the line. will someone finally strike it rich tonight? we do say good morning, america. it certainly is good to be with you on this tuesday morning. i want you to take a look at this image from overnight, the national mall. 56 pillars of light representing the 50 states and six u.s. territories. >> those lights illuminating the field of flags display there. almost 200,000 u.s. flags meant to represent the american people not able to travel to the inauguration because of the pandemic. >> michael, there will be a memorial service at the mall tonight to remember the nearly 400,000 americans who have lost their lives to this pandemic. kicking off a somber inaugural under heavy security the biden theme america united. he will take the oath at noon tomorrow, take the reins of an
america in crisis as president trump prepares to leave the white house without attending his successor's inauguration. that has not happened since andrew johnson in 1869. his second impeachment trial is looming. that's never happened before. cecilia vega starts us off at the white house. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: george, good morning to you. one thing we do know is we won't be seeing much of president trump in this final day in office. he is expected to release a video message at some point later today, but for a full week we have not seen him in person and we don't expect to see him with anything on his public schedule for today. with just hours to go until he leaves office, president trump issuing one of his final orders lifting international travel restrictions just as potentially dangerous new strains emerge. the move would allow most non-u.s. citizens traveling from brazil, the uk, ireland and much of europe to enter the country starting next week. the president saying all international visitors will require a negative covid test instead. but in a sign of what's to come, the incoming biden administration says the order will be reversed before it even takes effect.
the soon-to-be press secretary tweeting, this is not the time to be lifting restrictions on international travel. now in his final full day in the white house, president trump focused on who will benefit from his pardon powers after considering pardons for himself and his children in the face of possible criminal investigations, sources tell abc news that is now unlikely. though he is expected to issue a flurry of pardons for others, over 100 names including rapper and trump supporter lil wayne who tweeted this picture after meeting the president in october. not on the list, his personal attorney rudy giuliani who tells abc news he's not getting one, quote, i don't want one. while the president hasn't been seen in public in a week, first lady melania trump did make an appearance. >> the past four years have been unforgettable. >> reporter: in this farewell video released by the white house. >> do not lose sight of your integrity and values. use every opportunity to show consideration for another
person and build good habits into our daily lives. >> reporter: but the first lady who championed kindness as part of her bebest campaign, has yet to reach out to soon-to-be first lady dr. jill biden. the traditional white house tour melania trump received from michelle obama and extended by countless others before that, not happening this year. both trumps skipping the swearing in altogether. instead they're leaving town early tomorrow morning. the president getting the joint base andrews send-off he wanted, a military band and a red carpet with troops standing by as he boards air force one for the last time and heads to his new home in florida. i've been covering this administration from the very first day at the white house. through so much chaos and controversy i'm often asked how is this going to end. today we know. we're talking about a president who incited an insurrection. he has the distinction as being the only president to be impeached twice, all of this
during a global pandemic. he's now leaving this city with his critics calling him the worst president in american history. >> wow, strong words there, cecilia. thank you so much. now to america on high alert one day before the inauguration. at least 21 states activating the national guard. our chief justice correspondent pierre thomas joins us now with those new reports on how certain groups may be planning to impersonate law enforcement in order to gain access to the inauguration. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: michael, good morning. with the inauguration a little more than 4 hours away, the final stage of washington's lockdown is now complete as we get chilling new details about more suspects involved in that terrible attack. all major bridges entering the nation's capital shut down this morning as of 6:00 a.m. thousands of federal agents and police focusing on security with 21,500 national guard now on duty. >> now is not the time to come into our jurisdiction to create havoc. >> reporter: fencing with razor
wire, barricades and checkpoints everywhere, restrictions on drones, helicopters patrolling the skies and police boats scouring the potomac river. the security measures coming as abc news has obtained a new law enforcement bulletin raising the specter that right-wing extremists like qanon and lone wolf attackers might try to pose as law enforcement and military to infiltrate security. all this as the fbi targets nearly 300 suspects who stormed the capitol combing through 200,000 videos and photographs, much of it tips from the public. >> the american people have demonstrated that they will not allow mob violence to go unanswered. >> reporter: 100 arrested and counting. with disturbing new cases, more and more suspects in custody. on monday, riley june williams taken into custody in pennsylvania. the fbi investigating whether she stole a laptop from speaker nancy pelosi's office with the intention of selling it to russians. also arrested, an army reservist
described by naval investigators in the criminal complaint as an avowed white supremacist and nazi sympathizer. this man from texas charged on monday for his alleged role in the riot. prosecutors claiming in his charging document that he threatened to shoot his children if they snitched on him. and the fbi is investigating whether this man tased d.c. police officer michael fanone who told abc news a harrowing story about being beaten and hit with flags, fearing for his life. >> you know, while i was getting tased they were stripping my gear off of my vest. they stripped my badge off, my radio. at one point people started chanting, kill him with his own gun. >> reporter: officials in state capitals across the country to remain vigilant. this city as you can see on high alert. law enforcement confident in their planning but leery about the unknown. robin? >> thank you, pierre. as we know president-elect biden's inauguration tomorrow
will be unlike any other we've seen. with that heightened security in d.c. and the overcast of the coronavirus pandemic. his focus for the future will be uniting the nation. mary bruce joins us with the very latest on that. good morning, mary. >> reporter: good morning, robin. right now joe biden is preparing to leave his home state of delaware for the last time as president-elect and make his way here to washington. now, tomorrow, with most of the traditional events with the outgoing president canceled, instead joe biden will be attending church. we just learned he invited congressional leaders of both parties to join him. a sign of unity to start the day. then afterwards off to the capitol. there will be no big crowds, no huge celebration but there will be lady gaga. she will be singing the national anthem and jennifer lopez also performing, then, of course, right at 12:01 joe biden will be sworn in as the next president and then, robin, he will deliver the biggest speech of his life.
he will be reaching out to all americans, many of whom are really hurting in the midst of this pandemic and financial crisis and joe biden will begin the herculean task of trying to turn the page and heal and unite this country. of course, while all this is going on back at the white house the staff will be scrambling to turn over the residence and doing a very deep cleaning as you can imagine in this era of covid. >> i can imagine so. and he wants to get right to work and he's not wasting any time. we're learning he plans on taking a big step on his first day about overhauling immigration? >> reporter: right on day one, robin, biden will be sending a sweeping immigration plan to congress. it will provide an eight-year pathway to citizenship for millions who are living in this country without legal status. it will also expand the qualifications for admission for refugees. as for the so-called dreamers it will allow them to immediately apply for a green card. this is a sharp departure from the much more harsh policies we have seen from the president trump administration, but it is also a bill that is likely to face some stiff opposition from
republicans here in congress. robin? >> probably so. all right, mary, thank you. george will anchor abc's complete coverage of the 59th inauguration starting with a special edition on "gma" and then we'll be live throughout this historic day tomorrow here on abc. michael? >> thank you, robin. we want to turn now to the covid-19 crisis. the united states is on the verge of surpassing 400,000 american lives lost to the virus. you're looking at the faces of just some of the victims from across the country. in a few moments we will hear from incoming cdc director rochelle walensky with how they plan to speed up the vaccine rollout. first, steve osunsami is outside the cdc with the latest this morning. good morning, steve. >> reporter: good morning to you, michael. health officials here believe that the next few months will be critical in stopping the disease. the pandemic is bringing another painful milestone this morning. nearly 400,000 people have now died in this tragedy. enough to fill the stands of new york's madison square garden nearly 20 times over. more than 166,000 of those americans have lost their lives since the november election.
in this video from "the philadelphia inquirer," st. peter's episcopal church rang their bell 400 times on sunday. once for every thousand deaths. the ringing lasted more than 30 minutes. public health officials are now warning that the so-called dark winter isn't over yet. incoming cdc director dr. rochelle walensky said that she fears that this country could hit 500,000 dead from the coronavirus by the middle of next month. in california, cedars-sinai hospital reporting over one-third of los angeles patients are carrying a new strain of the virus which may explain the recent surge in cases across southern california and people across the country keep dying. albert and carol stevenson from kansas loved each other fiercely and died at the same hospital less than two hours apart. they both got sick at the end of december and were holding hands in this heartbreaking photo in one of their last moments together. >> the pillar of our family has
been taken away from us and it's very crushing. none of us feel like we have closure yet. >> reporter: a new abc news/"washington post" poll shows that nine out of ten people who responded said they believe the pandemic is not under control. but when asked if they would probably or definitely get the vaccine, only 65% said they would. george? >> that is going up but still not high enough. okay, steve, thanks very much. let's bring in dr. rochelle walensky who will become director of the cdc when president-elect biden takes office tomorrow. dr. walensky, thanks for joining us this morning. you don't need senate confirmation. so you'll become cdc director tomorrow. what is the first thing you'll do when you take charge? >> good morning, george. thanks for having me. we need to reset the stage here. we need to make sure that the country, the people understand that this pandemic is now going to be addressed with science, with trust, with transparency, with communication of exactly where we are to the american people.
yes, i will be sworn in tomorrow, but the work has been happening since i was named and we've been working really hard to make sure that we can come in and hit the ground running and make sure that we can get this country back to health. >> this has been an unusual transition, not a lot of cooperation at the beginning at least of the transition. how big of a challenge is that? >> you know, i've been working closely with the agency review team. i have -- that team has been really helpful for me in trying to get up to speed with where we are. certainly communication in many of the other agencies might have been better, but we have been hitting the ground running and that's how we intend to move forward. >> president-elect joe biden has an ambitious goal, 1 1 vaccinations in the first 100 days. what are you going to need specifically to meet that goal? >> right. we have a really ambitious, but
doable plan. we need to make sure we have the people, the vaccinators on the ground. we are going to, you know, use commissioned medical personnel, we're going to use military medical personnel and looked retirees and look at upper level nursing students, medical students so we can get enough people to be doing the vaccination. we need to really understand what our supply looks like, how many doses are going to go to which states so that we can really make sure that the eligibility is on track. we don't have long lines, long waits, but we're vaccinating people in the proper queue and we need to make sure we bring it to the people, to many, many places. these will be community vaccination centers, mobile vans. they will be qualified health centers, federally qualified health centers and pharmacies. so we need to make it really accessible and all of that plan is underpinned with equity. we need to make sure that we're equally and equitably getting the vaccine across this country. >> that's all common sense. how come it hasn't been done? >> you know, i don't want to judge where things were. i will say we have -- it's been
historic that we have two vaccines in less than -- in about a year's time. we have the hard work of making sure those vaccines now get into arms and you're right, i think this plan makes sense and we're looking forward to implementing it. >> the trump white house has overturned travel restrictions in the final hours. president-elect biden's press secretary jen psaki said last night he intends to tighten the restrictions. what should we expect? >> you know, if you look at the fatalities of 400,000 that were likely to hit today, if you look at our cases across this country, i don't think now is the time to encourage people to get on international flights, to encourage people to mobilize. i think now is the time to really buckle down, double down our efforts and so i don't expect that we will be lifting travel restrictions and if anything, i think we can expect they might tighten, especially in the context of variants that we're hearing about. >> dr. walensky, you have a big challenge ahead. good luck with that. thanks for joining us this morning. robin? >> all right, george.
we'll turn now to the buffalo bills turning their win against the ravens into a victory off the field as well. during the third quarter, ravens quarterback lamar jackson left the field after suffering a concussion. the bills wished lamar jackson a speedy recovery but then their fans and the bills took their support to the next level. they donated -- they are donating to a charity close to jackson's heart. it's the louisville chapter of blessings in a backpack which provides food for elementary schoolchildren in need. lamar jackson played at the university of louisville. so far over 15,000 donors have shared their generosity raising $407,000 and counting. yes, jackson thanked the bills' legion of fans writing, it means a lot, not only to me but those kids, as well. >> second time they've done that when their quarterback josh allen's grandmother died earlier this year, they donated over $500,000 to a children's hospital in buffalo. so very hard not to root for you
bills out there. you're making it hard. good luck. good luck this weekend. that is awesome. great fans. and we are following a lot of other headlines including our exclusive interview with the american teen in prison in the cayman islands for ignoring quarantine rules. she is now back in the u.s. plus, a look back at the presidency of donald trump and what's next for the trump family after leaving the white house. first let's go to ginger. >> reporter: george, gusts to almost 90 miles per hour in sonoma this morning. so california, look at these images, santa rosa had that redwood into the house. 100-mile-per-hour gusts in kirkwood. record highs came along with it and wind will be in southern california today. critical fire danger. let's get the tuesday trivia now sponsored by audible.
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trump show." he joins us now. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, george. the curtain is about to fall on the trump presidency. there's never been one like it, not even close. >> i donald john trump do solemnly swear -- >> reporter: in his first act of president, donald trump delivered the darkest inaugural address in history. >> this american carnage stops right here and stops right now. >> reporter: the carnage would come and it would be brought on in large measure by trump himself. >> you'll never take back our country with weakness. >> reporter: democracy assaulted and the capitol invaded by followers of a president who refused to admit he lost. between his tumultuous first moments and his disastrous final days, donald trump treated the presidency like the world's greatest reality tv show and commanded the world's attention along the way.
there were successes, through justices to the supreme court, a legacy that will last long after trump is gone. three years of economic prosperity, a record-setting stock market and he brokered historic deals to normalize relations between israel and four arab countries. there were bold moves as when he shocked the world by meeting one-on-one with dictator kim jong-un, even becoming the first president to step foot in north korea. his white house was anything but stable. at home the man who promised to hire the best people, churned through top advisers at a record rate. four chiefs of staff, four national security advisers, four press secretaries, four defense secretaries and on and on. among the very few advisers who made it through his entire term were family members, daughter ivanka and son-in-law jared. many of those who were fired or quit trashed the president they served calling him undisciplined, stunningly uninformed, lacking mature leadership. [ crowd chanting ] >> reporter: it was a presidency
littered with low points. in reaction to the deadly protest led by white supremacists in charlottesville, virginia -- >> you also had people that were very fine people on both sides. >> reporter: the separation of children from their parents on the mexican border, a relationship with vladimir putin so close it mystified his own advisers, especially when he said he believed putin over u.s. intelligence on election interference. >> president putin, he just said it's not russia. i will say this, i don't see any reason why it would be. >> reporter: he was ultimately impeached for allegedly trying to get another foreign leader, ukraine's president, to interfere in another presidential election. by withholding military aid to get dirt on the bidens. but the darkest moments of the trump presidency came in 2020, including his response to the killing of george floyd. when protesters were forcefully removed so trump could hold a photo-op in front of st. john's
church. >> thank you very much, everybody. >> reporter: when the covid-19 pandemic hit, he minimized the threat. >> this is a flu. it's going to disappear. one day it's like a miracle, it will disappear. >> reporter: it was later revealed trump knew the truth, and he even told bob woodward. >> i wanted to always play it down. >> reporter: it was perhaps the most damaging lie of a presidency filled with lies. >> why did you lie to the american people and why should we trust what you have to say -- >> such a terrible question and the phraseology. i didn't lie. >> reporter: trump himself was infected by covid-19. returning from the hospital in a made for tv moment where he ripped off his mask. his mishandling of the pandemic had deadly consequences. nearly 400,000 americans so far killed by the virus. >> they are dying. that's true, and it is what it is. >> reporter: with the virus raging, trump campaigned hard for re-election. >> that is a lot of people here today. >> reporter: 2:30 in the morning
on election night he made it clear he'd never accept defeat. >> frankly, we did win this election. >> reporter: even after dozens of failed court challenges and his own attorney general declared no widespread election fraud, trump refused to give in. >> we will never give up. we will never concede. >> reporter: trump's rage became his supporters' rage. [ crowd chanting ] >> reporter: a riot on the capitol and a first-ever second impeachment of an american president. without twitter trump's last few days have been among the quietest of his presidency. robin? >> we want to bring in someone you don't usually hear from, john santucci, our top abc news producer who has been covering trump since before he announced his candidacy to the final day of his presidency. and, john, you have been covering as we said since even
he began running for president and not only just covering donald trump, but several members of the trump family. what do you believe is next for them? >> well, robin, i've been talking to many people close to the family for the last several days and what they say to me is that the trump show needs to go on hiatus. the trumps need to take a little time out of the spotlight and especially after what we saw in the last two weeks, robin, you know, plans that some members of the family had are quite derailed in some ways. you know, they all want to stay involved in politics. going back to real estate did not in the lexicon for the broader trump family. ivanka trump being a great example. she was heard in jon's piece, one of the closest people to her father, her office right above the oval office. i'm told she wants to stay in politics. some have talked to her eventually about some sort of run for higher office, but it's quite hard right now. and i'm told that the plans as they were trying to take shape
in the last several months after the riots, after what we saw on capitol, everything right now for the trump family, robin, is on ice. >> you have to imagine that. let's bring in jon karl as well. jon, the president facing a second impeachment trial. he's facing criminal investigations, certainly in new york likely in georgia as well. civil cases on several fronts at this point. owes $300 million and losing sponsorships for the trump organization. at this point, do you think it's sunk in for the president himself the kind of challenges he's facing starting at 12:01 tomorrow? >> reporter: i think it has. i think that's one reason in addition to the fact that he has been banned by twitter, his favorite outlet, his biggest megaphone, he's been so quiet. i can't recall a period over the past four years where he has been as quiet as he has over this past week. i think that, you know, there was a lot of talk and i think he is going to try to be a major player in american politics after he leaves. he's going to try to be the kingmaker in republican politics and will leave open the possibility of running for
president. but, man, he's got a lot he's going to be contending with that will make that very, very difficult. >> jon, you and others, so many of our colleagues have been with the president since day one and even before like you, john santucci. so looking back, how are you going to sum up this experience of covering the trump family for over six years? >> you know, robin, i was thinking about this actually last night because there's been a lot of memories. and i think the best way is the first interview we did with president trump, i went to greet him in the red room of the white house and he walked in. we were having a conversation and i started to say to him this is -- and he cut me off almost reading my mind and said, unbelievable. i truly think that is the best word to encapsulate everything we've seen over the last six years. it was a person that we never thought could win. it was a person that we didn't know and weren't sure how he would govern and every day i
think of this presidency i truly believe unbelievable is the best word there. that and all the early text messages from george for what's happening. that is going to be my takeaway. those 4:15 calls, what's new? >> i'll find something else to ask you. no question about that. john uses the word unbelievable. jon karl, i think of another word when you think of the character of donald trump and maybe this ending is inevitable. >> reporter: yeah, i mean the ending sure seems inevitable. george, i was there when he first met barack obama after the 2016 election. i was there when he first walked into the white house. i think we'll always remember he refused to acknowledge biden and refused to be at his inauguration, left town before he was sworn in. >> jon karl, john santucci, thanks very much. we'll have a look at first lady melania trump's parting words to the country and her legacy in our next hour. coming up next our abc news exclusive interview with the american teen just released from a cayman islands prison after breaking quarantine.
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back now with our exclusive interview with the american teen who served time behind bars in the cayman islands after breaking covid quarantine. skylar mack is back in the u.s. admitting she made a mistake. janai norman spoke to her. good morning, janai. >> reporter: michael, good morning. you know, many people hear this story and think privilege and they don't feel bad for the american woman who left the country, broke the law and ended
up in prison for breaching quarantine in a pandemic. skylar mack knows that and talked with us about her time behind bars with nothing to do but think about her decision that could have put so many others at risk. >> the anger, the disappointment, it's all justified. >> reporter: this morning, the 18-year-old american woman jailed in the cayman islands for breaking quarantine admits she was wrong. >> i deserved it. i was like, i made this mistake and it sucks, you know, but you did it to yourself. >> reporter: skylar mack was supposed to quarantine for 14 days after arriving on the island november 27th. but after just two days she took off her tracking bracelet, breaching quarantine to watch her boyfriend, a professional jet skier, compete in a race. that morning when you slipped off the tracking bracelet, you
were breaking the law. did you think of it that way at the time like i am breaking the law? >> i mean, it was a conscious decision of being like, you know what -- but i -- i was also just -- i don't -- i don't -- i can't give you any good reason for it. >> reporter: skylar says she tested negative for covid and though it is possible to still carry the deadly virus and infect others, she says she thought she'd be safe socially distancing at the beach. do you think about if you had gotten someone sick or if you had carried it, what could have happened or how you would have felt? >> oh, definitely. i would have never been able to live with myself knowing i could be the reason somebody -- even just been sick, it eats me up. >> reporter: skylar and her 24-year-old boyfriend were both detained and initially ordered to pay a fine and complete 40 hours of community service. but that sentence was later increased to jail time. >> you started at 15 months and i broke down. it was a very big jump from 40
hours of community service to starting at 15 months in jail. >> reporter: the couple spending 32 days including christmas and new year's behind bars. her family had hoped the u.s. government would intervene believing cayman authorities were making an example out of her. now looking back on it and if you can, take yourself out of the situation when you've got an american teen who goes over to a place who bucks the rules, says, you know what, i'm not going to follow these precautions that are in place to keep people safe to help save lives, can you see why they would have wanted to make an example out of you? >> i fully do. it was a selfish decision. there's no reason that i can give you to grant me a second chance. i don't expect anybody to ever forgive me but i would like for them to at least let me be able to show them that i did learn from it. >> skylar and her boyfriend were both released just this past friday. to this point skylar says she's never tested positive for covid
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>> announcer: building a better bay area for a safe and secure future. this is abc7 news. good morning. i'm reggie aqui from "abc7 mornings." the big news this morning, all the wind we've been watching. meteorologist mike nicco, this lasts for a while, huh? >> yeah, through at least 10:00, the most dangerous and fastest winds. and look at these wind speeds, sonoma nearly 100 miles per hour to even 60 in napa. san francisco, 57. this is incredible. once we get past the potential 80-mile-per-hour gusts, we'll have 50 up through 6:00 this evening. calmer and cooler starting tomorrow. a lot of debris on the roads. let's turn it over to sue. >> in fact, a big tree in the lanes, westbound 580 in oakland near grand avenue. chp has issued a sig alert. you can see the red line back towards high street. i would normally suggest 880,
good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. the final hours. president trump preparing to issue a flurry of pardons to over 100 people today, this as after just lifting covid international travel restrictions. the biden administration promises to reverse them immediately. as president-elect biden prep prepares to tackle monumental challenges, the latest from the city's lockdown with heavy security this morning. also this morning, as melania trump prepares to leave the white house, that final video released overnight. >> it has been the greatest honor of my life to serve as first lady of the united states. >> this morning, her legacy, her campaign against cyberbullying and her impact on the administration. ♪ something big ♪ pandemic career pivots. how people are using this unprecedented time to jump to a new job, how to get started this morning. ♪
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he's not going to attend his successor's inauguration, hasn't happened since 1869, his second impeachment trial looming. that has never happened before. let's go back to cecilia vega with more on his final hours. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: george, good morning again. not only is president trump skipping the inauguration, he is leaving town hours before the swearing in and he will be at his new home in florida by the time joe biden becomes president. with just hours to go until he leaves office, president trump issuing one of his final orders, lifting international travel restrictions just as potentially dangerous new strains emerge. the move would allow most non-u.s. citizens traveling from brazil, the uk, ireland and much of europe to enter the country starting next week. the president saying all international visitors will require a negative covid test instead. but in a sign of what's to come, the incoming biden administration says the order will be reversed before it even takes effect. the soon-to-be press secretary tweeting this is not the time to be lifting restrictions on international travel. now in his final full day in the white house, president trump
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>> reporter: good morning again, robin. joe biden right now is preparing to leave his home state of delaware for the last time as president-elect and make his way here to his new home in washington, and while most of the traditional morning events of the outgoing president have been canceled, instead tomorrow joe biden will be going to church and we've learned he's invited congressional leaders of both parties to join him, a sign of unity to start the day, then he will make his way up here to the capitol where under intense security and in the same spot where just two weeks ago that mob of trump supporters tried to storm the building joe biden will take the oath at 12:01 p.m. and then he will deliver the speech of his life, he will try to reach out to all americans, millions of whom are really hurting in the midst of this pandemic and biden will begin the herculean task of trying to turn the page and heal and unit this country and then we know he'll head straight to work and plans more than a dozen executive orders and we've learned he's going to send congress a sweeping immigration plan that includes an eight-year pathway to citizenship for millions living here without legal status. as a sharp sign of what is to
come and sharp rebuke of the >> it is, all right, mary, we'll see a lot of you tomorrow. thank you. george will anchor abc news' complete coverage of the 59th presidential inauguration. we'll start with the special edition here on "gma" and then live throughout the day. of course that's tomorrow right here on abc. >> big historic day coming up tomorrow. coming up here, with one day until the inauguration, first lady melania trump is speaking out in a rare message about her time in the white house. we look at the legacy she's leaving behind. also this morning, pandemic career pivot. advice from people who ditched their 9 to 5, jumped into a new job. their tips on how you can start doing that this morning. and a dramatic night on "the bachelor." the surprising exit and the stunning entrance, all that and much more when "gma" comes back. ♪ on the outside, i looked fine. i got really good at masking my depression. but inside was a different story. even though i'd been on an antidepressant for months,
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serve this country. our father served as a united states marine in the korean war and had brothers who served in the air force and army. this is my chance to get to serve. ♪ >> garth went on to say, quote, there is a common theme with every election. a new beginning, a new start. if we're going to get anywhere we'll get there together. with the exception of ronald reagan, brooks has performed in some capacity for every u.s. president since jimmy carter. he won't be alone. joining him on stage at the inauguration will be jennifer lopez, justin timberlake, demi lovato, jon bon jovi and lady gaga set to perform the national anthem. also this morning, a very, very happy birthday to the queen of country, turning 75 today and to celebrate we have a few fun facts about dolly parton you may not have known. fact number one, in 1972 dolly
wrote two of her biggest hits "jolene" and "i will always love you" in the same day. talk about a good 24 hours for music. did you know that elvis was originally set to sing "i will always love you"? but his manager wanted dolly to give them half of the publishing rights. needless to say that did not happen. dolly stood up for herself, told the king, find yourself another song. and did you know for her 1980 comedy "9 to 5" dolly didn't want to show up unprepared? so she memorized not only her role but the entire script. it was her first movie. she thought, you had to know everyone's part. and last one here, dolly prefers pie over cake and i sure hope she's having a delicious big old piece of her favorite pie today. happy birthday, dolly parton. we love you so. and finally, guys, a chinese restaurant serving up a little honesty on the menu. the owner of this restaurant in montreal keeping it real. in the descriptions of his menu items. for example, under orange beef
he admits, quote, not that good and he goes on to say he's just not a fan of north american chinese food. under the sweet and spicy pork strips he writes, i'm not a huge fan of our version to be honest, and regarding his beef dish, i did not have the chance to try this. i should probably spend more time eating in my restaurant. he's not afraid to pat himself on the back, either. writing, in the description of his cumin beef, this one is very tasty. guys, his honesty is working, the owner says sales are now booming. i love that, a little honesty on the menu. that's it for us. sending it back to you. >> we're going, really? kind of makes you want to try it, though. i will give him credit for that. thank you so much for that, lara. we're going to turn now to our "gma" cover story and first lady melania trump's legacy from taking on cyberbullying to adding her touch to the white house. our chief national affairs correspondent tom llamas joins us with more. good morning, tom. >> reporter: michael, good morning to you. there were times when first lady
melania trump broke with her husband but by and large she was a loyal partner standing by his side during his darkest moments and his political stunts and tomorrow is expected to be no different. she will not be welcoming dr. jill biden to the white house to give her a tour of the residence as is tradition. >> my fellow americans, it has been the greatest honor of my life to serve as first lady of the united states. >> reporter: first lady melania trump saying good-bye to the white house and exiting just like she arrived, shrouded in privacy and facing unescapable controversy. in her farewell address the first lady defended her legacy, but also seemed to hint at the violence inflicted by her husband's supporters at the capitol. >> be passionate in everything you do but always remember that violence is never the answer and will never be justified. >> reporter: from the start, melania trump made it clear she would be a different type of
first lady. initially refusing to move to the white house, reportedly so her son barron could finish school in new york city. then a devastating story broke. >> we're going to begin with, though, that new scandal rocking the white house. >> stormy daniels. >> reporter: "the wall street journal" reporting the president's personal attorney at the time, michael cohen, made a hush money payment to porn star stormy daniels to cover up an alleged sexual encounter. in the only one-on-one interview she did with a broadcast network she addressed this difficult time. >> you did agree to this interview to your credit with no preconditions knowing that there could be some tough questions asked. >> correct. >> you're not the first first lady to have to deal with her husband's alleged infidelities. has this put a strain on your marriage? >> it is not a concern and focus of mine. i'm a mother and a first lady and i have much more important things to think about and to do. i know people like to speculate and media like to speculate
about our marriage and circulate the gossip. >> reporter: the scrutiny didn't end there. when the first lady decided to take on cyberbullying as part of her bebest initiative, many pointed to the irony that her husband was perhaps the biggest cyberbully on the planet. >> what happened to you personally that you thought you wanted to tackle this issue? >> i could say i'm the most bullied person on the world. >> you think you're the most bullied person in the world? >> one of them. if you really see what people saying about me and sometimes, you know, people would not say to you face-to-face but they hiding behind keyboards and that's the danger. >> i've seen your speeches about bebest. you make it a point to say adults have to set the example when it comes to be best and comes to social media. is it tough when your husband goes on twitter and he's also been known to name-call and be so aggressive and to bully other people? >> i don't agree always what he
posts, but his action is his action and i tell him that. i know i will be -- i will be hit with criticism to talking about cyberbullying, but it will not stop me to do what is right. >> reporter: the first lady took her bebest initiative to several countries in africa to raise awareness about usaid programs there. but mrs. trump's actions many times backfired. in egypt, in front of one of the world's greatest sites, she seemed to turn the pyramids into a backdrop for an impromptu fashion show, and in one of her most notable moments while visiting undocumented migrant children detained at the border, the first lady was photographed wearing this jacket which read, i really don't care, do you? >> why did you wear it? >> you know, often asking myself if i would not wear that jacket, if i would have so much media
coverage? it's obvious i didn't wear the jacket for the children. i wore the jacket to go on the plane and off the plane and it was for the people and for the left-wing media who are criticizing me and want to show them that i don't care. you can criticize whatever you want to say, but it will not stop me to do what i feel is right. >> reporter: mrs. trump, a former model, did not let it stop her from expressing herself through her other fashion choices. >> she's someone who really did support her husband's agenda and was part of it and was part of the whole strange norm breaking, complicated legacy of the last four years and her wardrobe choices were norm breaking. >> reporter: now, the first lady also put her touch on the white house residence. she did renovate the bowling alley, the tennis pavilion and she undertook a project at the rose garden which did need some repairs but she also faced some criticism for removing several trees and changing the rose
color to paler tones and her closer aides said she did not seek the spotlight as first lady. they claim behind the scenes she did a lot of work and a lot of good. michael? >> thank you, tom. now we go to ginger. hey, ginger. >> reporter: hey, michael. a ten-vehicle pileup on interstate 90 in south dakota is where we start. so they had some of that snow and definitely wind making visibility rough and then you go on i-90 all the way over to erie, pennsylvania, you had big-time problems with more than a foot of snow really difficult to get around there and they did shut down. so i-90, two parts of the country have issues. good morning. i'm abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco. after a noisy night and damaging winds, the threat continues through 10:00 and windy through 6:00 through the rest of the day. but the most damaging winds are
most likely this morning. rain on monday. one on the storm impact scale. tonight, significantly cooler, 30s in our valleys, low to mid-40s elsewhere. wewe now to pandemic career pivots. rebecca jarvis joins us with some people who found recent success using their unprecedented time to make major changes to their work lives. interested in this. good morning, rebecca. >> reporter: good morning. it's nice to see you, robin. and as we know this could be a difficult time for jobs certainly but it can also be an opportunity where you can work from home, take advantage of new technology and tap into your internal strengths to make money. when julie left her job as a professor in texas to be closer to family in illinois, finding a new gig wasn't easy. >> i probably applied for over 100 jobs and really nothing was
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etsy shop son of a stitch in september where she makes custom embroidered designs. >> in less than a few months i'm already at almost 300 sales. >> reporter: and with sites like upworks and fiverr you can ultimately find career opportunities, these freelance opportunities in everything from tutoring to cooking, to fitness instruction. and keep in mind, consistency as you're getting started, consistency here is key. there can be some upfront start-up costs so keep in mind that you want to make sure that you'll ultimately be able to make that money back and you can use those sites to make sure that on an hourly basis you're getting paid enough to make it worth your while. robin? >> always good insight, rebecca. thank you and just really appreciate the creativity of people during this time. thank you, rebecca. >> yes. >> amy? >> all right, robin, thanks. now to "the bachelor" heating up last night. tensions running high before a surprising exit and entrance. will reeve is here with all of
those details. never a shortage of drama, will. >> reporter: certainly not, amy. good morning. last night had it all. there were roses. there was fighting. maneuvering for matt's attention. there was a donkey, a romantic novel from chris harrison and a dramatic departure for real-life reasons, a whole lot going on, and we spoke with the woman in the center of it all. yeah, you guessed it -- tears and drama dominated. "bachelor" contestant sarah continued to steal the show from fainting at the rose ceremony last week. to taking matt away during the cocktail date drawing ire from the other women. >> can i steal you for a second? >> reporter: getting her even more alone time with matt. >> i opened up a lot about my family and shared some really vulnerable sides to me and so i think it was a little difficult because you're reminded it's not just you and matt. it's also you and 30 other women. >> reporter: sarah stirred up a tempest on television.
>> i just wanted to be like the bigger person and let you guys know i'm here and apologize. >> but you did it after the fact and that's -- >> yeah, you should have come to us. >> the damage is already done. >> i'm so angry, so upset. >> i don't want to lose you. >> reporter: finally making the decision to leave the show. her terminally ill father at home. >> i've thought about it and like i just felt really called to go home and be with my family. i had to think about, you know, what were my priorities in the moment and for me it was difficult to be in that environment knowing that i had such heavy things weighing on me back at home. >> i don't have any regrets. >> reporter: and with sarah gone, new competition. >> no! >> oh, my gosh. >> there are five new girls. >> reporter: five new women set to enter next week. that will surely stir things up, amy. more drama coming your way.
>> announcer: building a better bay area for a safe and secure future. this is abc7 news. good morning. i'm jobina fortson from "abc7 mornings." the fbi is warning about armed protests at the state capitols across the country leading up to president-elect joe biden's inauguration. security is tight at the grounds in sacramento. from guards patrolling the dome to a new six-foot high fence surrounding the complex, the california state capitol is locked down in addition to enhanced police presence, 1,000 heavily armed national guard troops are stationed at the capitol building and at nearby state offices. biden's inauguration ceremony is tomorrow. hi, mike. >> let's talk about the winds out there. if you're like me, you've got some damage to clean up. parts of my fence came down again. 25 to 45, that's what ■our gust
we will have another abc7 news update in about 30 minutes. and you can find us on our app ♪ bring me a higher on our app ♪ bring me a higher love ♪ ♪ bring me a higher love ♪ usually it's sundays with love. it's tuesdays with love. coming in hot this half hour. we're joined now by someone who is inspiring us to start the year off right. ally love, one of our favorites. she is a peloton instructor, a host, ceo and founder of love squad motivational speaker and she's here to tell us how to boss up in 2021. ally, we are like-minded. the intent is not to teach or preach. it's to remind people the good we have inside of us but you know, girl, in a year like this, so challenging in the midst of a pandemic. how do you tell people to boss up and stay motivated? >> well, first off i want to say thank you so much for having me. so good to be with you and see your amazing faces.
with that i will say it's two things that come to mind when we think of this year and think of challenges. you said it in a teaser, we don't want to create change right away and only do it at the top of the new year. less is more is true and the second thing is you're already good enough. you're already a boss. you're able to set the standard and establish a tone. set a standard by saying i'll do my best every day and go in and set that tone and saying, i have the power to make people feel good by vibing at a higher frequency. >> you do make us feel better every time we watch you. it begins, you say, from the moment you wake up. what's something we can do as we start our day on a positive note? >> absolutely. so most times i think we think of falling in love with addition. we want to add things into our routine and conquer the world and almost like how can we adore subtraction a little bit more.
i start with just gratitude. i know everyone is going to be like, i'm already grateful. the reality is when you love someone, they want to hear it. so if i can be intentional with my gratitude, if i can be mindful with what i have going on and say, i'm grateful for the fact that i can breathe, that i can be here, that i can be present, it's that acknowledgement, that's how i start my day so maybe it's you starting with something in that manner or even taking something off your plate. you used to wake up and do something right away, maybe you do a little less, falling in love with this less is more, this subtraction and being grateful for what you have and not always saying i want more, i need to do more and that somehow that equals success. we're looking for sustainability and real change and being our best selves. >> yes, we are. you know, you have a helpful message for setting and sticking to goals. it's called the one, two, threes of bossing up. so can you give us what number one is.
can we start with that? >> absolutely, so, yes, i made it very simple. number one, the power of one. when we talk about goal setting, establish one thing. i know again concept of, oh, my gosh, you're already good enough, you're already a boss setting standards, doing all these amazing things. focus on one thing and each day how can you add one thing towards that goal? how can you accomplish and do just one thing towards that goal? not everything because we got life to handle. just one thing towards that goal. >> number two, you say never do two things in a row. what do you mean by that? never do two in a row. >> never two in a row. so this concept of live chaos happens. i don't know if you have decided i'll go on this road map and do this thing and be disciplined. when it comes to consistency it's not that you do it every single day but if you fall off, you have the willpower and discernment and grace for yourself to just start again.
so i always say never two days in a row, if you fall off never two in a row, fall off your road map or, you know, trying to achieve your goals, just get back on it the next day, go for it. it's okay. allow yourself some grace. >> ally, number three, you say you should have three people who have your back. >> yeah, you have to have your love squad on deck. it's called a rule of three. i always encourage everyone to say accountability shows up in written or verbal agreement. tell three folks what you're going to commit to, that will usually hold you accountable. it's almost like you're able to keep that promise to yourself by telling it to others. >> and, you know, ally, you always have so many great ideas how to help us reach our goals. you just gave us three for 2021. but, you know, you're living in the year of love here in 2021 because we hear that you are engaged. congratulations.
>> yes, i am engaged. i got engaged. some might think actually i got engaged in new year's but those fireworks were private fireworks on a private beach and my boyfriend asked if i would spend the rest of my life with him. i said yes on christmas eve. so we were able to be very private about the engagement, celebrate with our close friends and family and come into the new year feeling fresh, feeling excited and feeling full of love but, of course, staying focused with the power of one, never two in a row and rule of three as i've set out to conquer this year collectively as a couple, as i am now. >> that's right. he put a ring on it. >> put it down. we can't even see. we're blinded. >> my eyes! my eyes! well, ally love, the three of us have your back. we are in the army of love. thank you, love army. thank you, ally. you take care. come on with your bad self. >> thank you all so much. >> you're welcome. coming up, kyra sedgwick
they are starring in the new movie "our friend" about a couple whose lives are turned upside down. dakota and casey, good morning. thank you both for joining us this morning. really appreciate you both. >> hi. >> hey. >> good morning. >> you know, so much has changed since the last time we've talked to both of you. how have you been spending the extra time at home? >> well, i got two kids over here and the rules have gotten pretty relaxed at our house. so we play a lot more video games. i realized i should be doing something more educational and tried to teach my 12-year-old chess. pretty quickly he beat me in every game so i've gone back to the video games. >> both of you, this movie, it's a drama, yes, it is and it's brilliant one at that but there is a way you all were able to weave in some comedy. how, dakota, were you able to handle that? >> i think the script was really
funny. there's a lot of levity written throughout it but we also -- we luckily all got along really well and it's good i think especially now i think a lot of us can relate to trying to find joy and levity during a really troubling depressing time. so i think in life it can be very torturous and painful and excruciating but if you can find the good moments and the goofy, funny, silly things that make your heart feel a little bit lighter, then it's worth getting through it. i think that's kind of what we found on this movie. >> yeah, because in this movie, dakota, your character has cancer. i think robin and i both know a lot about cancer humor because it got us through. you have to be able to laugh. i love that you're showing that in the movie but in the clip we're about to show someone moves in with you. you talk about the bucket list you have after your diagnosis. let's take a look. >> i would like to be blond.
no, i want to have blue hair and i also want to go to new york one last time and see "les mis" and mardi gras, i want to be a grand marshal and i want to sing on stage with katy perry. >> oh, wow. this is based on a true story, matthew teague, the husband in real life was on the set at times when you all were filming this. casey, what was that like for you? >> well, i was playing him. so at first it was a little bit stressful because i worried about, you know, what he would think. matt wrote an article about his experience with his wife dying of cancer in "esquire" and that's what turned into the movie. so i knew that he was game for this movie to happen and, you know, he would be understanding. i think we all cared a little bit more about what the kids might think because he has two daughters and they were around
sometimes and, you know, they were having a movie made out of their life as well. so we wanted to make sure that however that impacted them, it was more healing than maybe restimulating or hurtful in some way so we were pretty careful about that. as far as matt teague goes, you know, once i got to know him pretty well all i did was try to make fun of him in every scene i did. >> we know, dakota, we get a chance to hear you sing in the movie, but we hear you were a little nervous. >> yeah, i have stage fright as it is, but singing -- singing in front of people is like another level of terrifying for me. so that was -- i had like a big panic -- i sort of collapsed into casey's arms after a scene that you don't even see me singing. it's so pointless. but, yeah, i was terrified of it
but i did it. >> you did it. that's right. that's right. you both did. we're glad you both did this movie. casey, we really appreciate both of you and dakota and casey and "our friend" hits theaters and on demand this friday. make sure you check out that movie, everybody. ginger, over to you. >> reporter: michael, the winds in southern california were already getting zesty. that's why jim grant captured this photo in san diego. today bigger waves with winds and critical fire danger all the way from santa barbara down to the mexican border up to 16 feet. you could see some of the rip good morning. i'm abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco. let's talk about those winds. damage is possible through at least 10:00. still going to be windy but not quite as fast through 6:00 this evening. well now to "call your
mother." it's not just a good idea. it's actually a new abc show starring emmy and golden globe award winning actress, kyra sedgwick joining us right now. thank you for joining us. >> thank you so much for having me. >> i love the premise of this show, so you play an empty nester. you're having a little bit of a hard time separating from your adult kids but it's all for a good reason. tell us what that is. >> because she loves them. because they need her. i mean, and because she hasn't heard from her son for four days and so she gets a little bit concerned. and so she gets on a plane and she goes to see them and her son is doing okay, but her daughter not so much. then through a series of events she decides to stay and they learn from each other. they learn a lot of things from each other. they annoy each other but they learn a lot of things from each other. >> i'm so looking forward to this. i'm about to become an empty nester.
just a few years away and i know you are as well. so how did you react when your kids move out? did you use any of that when playing this role? >> you know, i do. i mean i think it's a real crushing blow, honestly, when they leave. i mean, you know, it's the only job that you have that if you do it well, you get fired, you know, as a mom and you -- if you do your job well, your children leave you. so it's weird and it's hard. but, you know, i'm grateful to have adult children now but i though initially it's like, wait, what are you talking about? i birthed you. i took care of you your whole life and now you're leaving me. just seemed -- it felt wrong. >> i'm so struggling with this, it's crazy. i love you're talking about it. let's take a look at one of the clips from the show. >> why are you here? >> i made you some of my famous bacon cheddar muffins. >> i thought i heard a happy sound.
>> what's going on, mom? >> oh, i live five minutes away. do i need a reason to stop by and see my favorite daughter whenever i feel like it? >> our home is your home. >> no, your home is my home. my home is my home and your home is in iowa. >> you know, this is also helpful for many women who are empty nesters. it's good to know that you actually are still very close with your kids and went on a cross-country trip with your son? >> i did. i did. i couldn't believe he asked me. i was like, wait, what? are you actually asking me to do this? it was fantastic. and a testament to how great it was, we were in a penske truck which is like a box truck and all due respect to penske, but they're not the most comfortable things in the world. i didn't even notice. we just had the best time. it was so fun. it was so fun to have that extended period of time with a
grown child. you just hardly ever get that. >> i love that. you've learned a lot along the way. i love one of your quotes. we could probably build a whole segment around this quote. you said unsolicited advice is a form of aggression. >> yeah. it's true. i mean it's like -- you know, it took me a while to realize that but, you know, no one wants unsolicited advice. i try to wait for the question, like i try to wait for them to go, mom, what do you think? and then i'll have a lot to say but if i'm just offering my opinion or offering a suggestion, usually they don't -- it doesn't -- it doesn't go over so well. >> yeah, yeah, i'm feeling that too. i hear you. how often do your kids call you, kyra? >> well, let's see. i call them more and my son always picks up. my daughter hardly ever picks up but i mean i actually have to say that i probably talk to them at least twice a month if not more. >> that's amazing. all right, that's perfect segue into letting everyone know, "call your mother" airs tomorrow. >> call your mother.
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so first of all good morning. so over quarantine my little brother has been bulking which means he's constantly eating and getting bored of my mom's home cooking which is delicious. but he just seems to like mine better. i recently bought an air fryer and tossing random things in there. started with vegetables and graduated to cookie dough and now mac and cheese balls. i put them all on tiktok so you can follow me. so basically i started with boxed mac and cheese and rolled it up into balls then i just toss it in egg, flour and bread crumbs and the coolest part each time with whatever spices you want. since i'm indian-american we have a lot of interesting spices in my cabinet and this time i used parsley, lemon pepper and red pepper flake. >> boy, that looks good. all right. cannot wait to try that. i got to talk so i can't. next up we have cereal and cereal, cinnamon toast crunch
has been so popular. general mills had to open up a whole new line to keep up with the demand and james from maryland is joining us now and started a tiktok account right before the pandemic. james and you made fun food out of everyday items and you have cereal and you turned a breakfast staple into a delicious dessert. show us how you did that. >> so basically when i started my tiktok account i started it to give people a way to make fun and delicious desserts at home using the equipment and ingredients they already have in their kitchen. so that's why i came around to the cinnamon toast crunch milk shake which is really cool. very easy to do. you probably already have the ingredients in your kitchen. all you need to do is start off with a blender, a little bit of milk, a little ice cream, vanilla ice cream and all you need to do is add little bit of brown sugar and a little bit of cinnamon, ground cinnamon and the cinnamon toast crunch, blend it up. pour it into your glass and make
sure to decorate the glass. this is what sets it apart, the pop tart. >> yes. >> that's a jar full of sugar there. all right, brandon and austin, this one is keto friendly, cream of mushroom soup. tell us about it. >> very keto friendly. working remote we often find ourselves without a lot of time and we found that using a condensed soup as a base adds a great depth of flavor and is a great keto option. brandon, want to show us how to make it? >> absolutely. the first thing you'll want to do is saute your celery, carrots and onions. add equal parts cream of mushroom soup and water. put in some cooked sausage,
>> announcer: building a better bay area for a safe and secure future. this is abc7 news. good morning. i'm jobina fortson from "abc7 mornings." we're going to check in with mike now for a look at this very windy forecast. hi, mike. >> damaging, yeah, it's been a rough night and continues to be a rough morning. our fastest wind speeds by county, 57 in san francisco to nearly 100 in sonoma. and the high wind warning continues for another, what, hour or so, and then we're under a wind advisory. my accuweather seven-day forecast, it's cooler outside. we'll be in the 50s with a chance of rain by friday. here is sue. >> wind wreaking havoc havoc drive this morning. and we're reporting an accident. expect delays eastbound 4 near franklin.
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