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good morning, america. diplomatic moves, word that the state department is ready to evacuate some personnel from ukraine. is the risk of a russian attack rising? what they're claiming about that huge military buildup at the border. we're live on the ground in ukraine. plea for help. new york city asking the federal government to step in following the death of a police officer and four other officers shot this year. >> how do we stop this if the federal government does not stop the flow of guns in this city? >> what we're learning about the night that rookie officer lost his life. covid case count averaging 726,000 a day with a rally in
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the nation's capital today against vaccine mandates. plus, the supply chain backlog. millions of self-tests inside this warehouse. fire and ice. a rare winter wildfire forcing evacuations while the east deals with dangerous windchills and snow-covered roads. the forecast ahead. taxing times. filing season starts tomorrow. why filling out those forms may be more complicated this year. ♪ go easy on me, baby ♪ taking it easy on her. fans disappointed with adele for canceling her concerts shocked by a surprise facetime with the star. >> oh, my gosh. >> the interviews you'll only see on "gma." and nfl upsets. the tough night for the top seeds. the dramatic finishes.
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with all eyes on tampa, what a former teammate is saying about tom brady's future. good morning, america. we just have to take a moment to pause to let whit relish in his victory. >> yeah. >> i have not slept at all. worked all day, watched my niners, i mean, the frozen tundra, the snow, the packers. >> all jazzed up. >> the grit. >> every time we played that video this morning in the studio, he's like made little noises over here. >> i'm a happy boy. >> we have some serious news to talk about this morning. >> we do. >> the crisis along the russia/ukraine border intensifying. the u.s. state department reportedly in the process of making plans to send some diplomats and their families home from ukraine. the u.s. claiming russia is planning to invade eastern ukraine with 100,000 russian forces already near the border there. russia denies it plans to attack and some ukrainians on the ground believe moscow is bluffing. >> the latest diplomacy session
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in geneva, switzerland, between secretary of state blinken and his russian counterpart reaching no breakthroughs even as a shipment of u.s. military aid arrives in ukraine. so let's get the latest this morning from abc's patrick reevell who is on the ground in the ukrainian capital. patrick, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, janai. yes, after positive signs in geneva on friday tensions again ticking up around ukraine. the u.s. planning to pull out some embassy staff over security fears and british officials claiming to have uncovered a russian plot to install a pro-moscow government here. this morning, biden administration sources confirming the u.s. state department is preparing to approve the evacuation of some american diplomats and their families from the embassy in ukraine. the authorization that would allow diplomats' families and nonemergency staff to leave in kyiv is a step that suggests the u.s. believes the risk of a major russian attack may be getting worse. russia is continuing its
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military buildup around ukraine over 100,000 troops estimated to be massed near the borders. the kremlin upping the pressure by moving trainloads of troops into neighboring belarus all week saying it's for a huge joint exercise, deploying fighter jets there. despite the unsettling displays of force, moscow and belarus both deny they plan to attack ukraine. >> the continued buildup that we see on the borders of the ukraine is all indicative of what you might expect would be needed to invade another country. but we don't know right now whether this is an elaborate bluff or putin is truly serious about invading ukraine. >> reporter: president biden meeting with his national security team at camp david to discuss the situation. talks last week in geneva offered some hope russia will continue diplomacy for now but the british government overnight making a startling claim that it has intelligence russia is plotting to install a pro-russian leader in ukraine, the british allegations naming several former ukrainian politicians allegedly recruited for the scheme.
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the white house saying this type of plotting is deeply concerning. russia dismissing the claim as provocative nonsense. the u.s. is hurrying more military assistance to ukraine. a 90-ton shipment arriving in the area this weekend including ammunition and anti-tank missiles. the state department says the drawdown of the embassy is just part of contingency planning. a u.s. official though has told us ukraine's government is unhappy with the message it sends. it has to be said they are much more skeptical that a major whit. n attack is likely.- >> so many developments, patrick, thank you. let's bring in abc's chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz, who will be hosting "this week" later on this morning. martha, good morning. always great to have you. let's start with that escalating tension on the border with ukraine. more signs pointing towards a possible russian invasion. what are you learning about how the u.s. could respond here? >> well, first of all, let's talk about the evacuation of some employees, some u.s. embassy employees. that's just smart.
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no matter what is happening, the u.s. wants to be prepared, so whether that's a signal or not, we don't know, but they don't want to risk anyone being in a bad position over there. as far as an invasion is concerned, the u.s. is deeply concerned. the u.s. is not bluffing about that for sure. they are deeply concerned. they see that troop buildup on the border. but i think what everyone is looking for here is, what is the russians' offer? what can they get? what can they say? they claim some sort of victory short of the u.s. saying ukraine won't be part of nato, what can the russians see to make them withdraw those troops, and they're at a real standoff right now for that, whit. >> martha, what we have here, i want to turn to another story, the battle over voting rights. democrats have been unable to pass major legislation on capitol hill but you recently traveled to texas where a controversial new law is now in effect. what did you learn talking to voters there, and how is this law influencing other states across the country?
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>> you know, this is the first test in the nation, whit. there are 19 states across the country making voting harder. what we saw in texas, they are getting ready for a primary election there, and they're having real problems with some of those ballot applications. hundreds have already been rejected. one of the election officials told us, this is the canary in the coal mine for the midterms, whit. >> let's tune in to "this week" later on this morning. martha will go one-on-one with senators chris coons and joni ernst about the latest u.s./russia tensions over ukraine and president biden's plans to pivot his strategy with midterm elections approaching. plus, dr. anthony fauci joins to discuss whether omicron cases have peaked in the united states. eva. well, now to that deadly shooting here in new york city that killed a police officer and ri aomtic dispe since the beginning of the new year, five officers have been shot, and that's just part of
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the violence seen since the new mayor took office, and he's now asking for help. abc's phil lipof has more. >> reporter: this morning, a call for federal help from the nation's largest city. >> we're doing our job at nypd. how do we stop this if the federal government does not stop the flow of guns in this city? >> reporter: mayor eric adams likening the escalating gun violence to another crisis in his city. >> we need to collaborate with city, state and federal entities the way we did during 9/11 to fight terrorism. we have to fight the crimes on our street. >> reporter: that plea coming just a day after the nypd lost one of its own. police say three officers responded to a domestic violence call in harlem when 47-year-old lashawn mcneil who had been fighting with his mom refused to come out of a back room. nypd officer jason rivera approached. police say mcneil opened fire. >> two shots. >> reporter: rivera, just 22 years old, was killed. his partner, 27-year-old wilbert
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mora shot in the back of the head and remains in critical condition. >> let me get a bus here asap. >> reporter: the third officer also a rookie returned fire hitting mcneil who is now hospitalized. officers say they recovered the gun that they believe mcneil used to shoot at them. this glock with a high capacity magazine that could hold up to 40 rounds. the gun allegedly stolen from baltimore in 2017. >> that particular gun, there's no other reason he has one than to commit a crime. >> reporter: according to police sources mcneil is believed to have behavioral problems and posted anti-government and anti-police material on social media. rivera and mora are the fourth and fifth officers in new york city shot in the line of duty in the first three weeks of the year according to police. in an essay given to his commander in 2020 called "why i became a police officer," rivera wrote, i know that something as small as helping a tourist with directions or helping a couple resolve an issue will put a smile on someone's face. such a tragic loss. mayor adams makes the point that
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there are no gun manufacturers in new york city, yet there are so many guns. that's why he says he needs the federal government's help to stop the flow of those illegal guns into the city. eva. >> phil, thank you for that, and joining us now is new york city mayor eric adams. let's start with that help that you've asked for from the federal government. help in fighting crime and stemming the flow of illegal guns into the city. the nypd is one of the most well-funded police departments in the country. what exactly are you hoping that the federal government can help accomplish? >> thank you so much for allowing me to be on to discuss this important topic, and later this week i'm going to roll out my plan to deal with the underlying reasons that we're facing such a surge of violence in our cities and cities across america, number one, the role of the federal government. the police department is doing their job taking thousands of
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guns off the streets yet each time you take a gun off, there's a constant flow of new guns coming here, and if we don't coordinate to go after those gun dealers that are supplying the large cities in america such as new york, we are losing the battle, and the federal government must step in and play a role in doing so. >> what do you say to the new yorkers and people who want to visit new york who may be looking at the events of the past few weeks, and they say they're afraid, that recent crimes are very upsetting. there was that very horrific subway death ex a woman pushed in front of a train that touched a nerve for many about rising crime and then just four days later a baby was hit by a stray bullet. i mean, what do you say to those who are so anxious about what's going on right now? >> the same thing i told the mother when her 11-month-old baby was shot in the bronx. we must come together to resolve
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these problems, and later this week when i roll out my plan we'll look at how do we, number one, do precision policing to identify those who are trigger pullers. we know who the shooters are in this city and we need to go after them but we also need precision prosecution and precision resources. we're dealing with a city that is feeding the many rivers of crime that feeds the sea of crime. those rivers include an educational system that has failed children for years. it also includes the fact that covid has devastated our city. we have laws that are not facing the reality of what's taking place on the ground, and it's imperative that our city, state and federal government coordinate together as we did during the terrorist attack on our soil. >>ampaigned largely on islatfor th he haened in the first few weeks as mayor, we've seen those rising crime rates across the city. we keep talking about crime. so many people don't even feel safe taking the subways in new york anymore. shootings in the boroughs were
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up by 16% this year through january 16th compared to the same time last year according to nypd statistics. are you concerned about what this trend could suggest for your tenure as mayor, and are these problems that can be solved quickly? >> we must solve them quickly because every life that's lost is a life that is traumatic for not only the individual but the entire city, and that is the plan we're going to roll out this week with a very clear understanding of dealing with the underlying reasons we're seeing an increase in crime. if you don't properly define what is happening on the ground, you cannot execute a real plan to carry it out. it has been three weeks in my administration. we're going to roll out a smart way of policing, putting in place again a modified version of a plainclothes anti-gun unit that is going to go after those known shooters and people who are actually creating the devastation in our city, but if
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you continue to have the flow of guns to big cities, you're going to constantly fight this battle but we're also going to go after our subway system. we're going to put mental health professionals and law enforcement partnering together to remove those who are disorderly in the system, give them the resources they need, but we're not going to have the subway system that -- excuse me -- commuters are going to be in an unsafe environment. that is unacceptable, and that is why we're going to target this head-on and resolve this problem. >> so many people waiting to see and watching to see exactly what happens as this continues to play out here in our city. mayor eric adams, thank you so much for being with us this morning. >> thank you. >> janai. >> a good question, not only can we solve it but solve it quickly. well now to the pandemic. cases nationwide easing somewhat but we're still seeing more than 700,000 new cases each and every day and today in washington, thousands of people are expected in a protest against vaccine mandates.
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abc's kenneth moton is live in washington with the very latest. kenneth, good morning to you. >> reporter: janai, good morning. thousands of people are expected to march right here to the steps of the lincoln memorial. this is being billed as a rally to defeat the mandates of the covid-19 vaccine. while organizers say it is not an anti-vax event and many will be vaccinated some of the biggest anti-vaccine activists will be here and speaking including robert f. kennedy jr. now, as this movement grows against the vaccine and mandates, more than 5 million newcovid cases were reported in the last seven days. the country is averaging about 726,000 new cases a day, down about 10% in the last week. but nearly half the states are still dealing with omicron-fueled surges and with an added push for testing, this morning we're getting a look inside a california warehouse that's working to clear a backlog of millions of self-tests for i-health, a company that contracted with the government to supply
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hundreds of millions of free tests to americans. back here in d.c. there is a visible law enforcement presence in the district this weekend. that's because these demonstrators are converging on a city that has strict face mask mandates and also new proof of vaccination requirements for local businesses. organizers of this event say this nonpartisan demonstration will be peaceful, whit. >> kenneth, thank you. meanwhile, the u.s. and china are battling over covid and airline flights. britt clennett has more from hong kong. britt, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, whit. that's right. the u.s. is suspending 44 flights from china for two months just as the lunar new year holiday and the beijing winter games get under way. american authorities say they're responding after china just a few weeks ago banned the same number of flights from the states under their blanket no tolerance zero covid restrictions. if a flight has more than five positive cases on board, that carrier is automatically suspended. a spokesperson for the chinese government called the u.s. action unreasonable noting that the ban applies for their
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carriers too. china has shown how far it's willing to go to contain covid. its borders are still effectively closed, and flights between the u.s. and china were running at just 2% of its prepandemic levels, even before this ban. this is just the most recent spat between the u.s. and china over covid. the relationship has had a turbulent few years, and this most recent tit for tat is really bringing about a sense of deja vu, eva. >> britt clennett for us there, thank you. now to the start of tax season. the irs accepting income tax returns as of tomorrow, and unlike the last two years, there will be no covid extension this time. abc's deidre bolton joins us with some crucial information as you get set to tackle those forms. good morning to you, deidre. >> reporter: good morning, eva. there are a few things to know that are different this year rather than last year. you mentioned that timing factor and that is true.
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there is no filing extension. april 18th, that's it. there are two other challenges for many americans and filing correctly this year. details from the expanded child tax credit and stimulus payments. all unemployment support is taxable in 2021. that's unlike 2020 where there was a special tax break on some of the money. for the child tax credit experts say it is really important to take extra care to correctly report the money you received or else you risk lengthy delays when it comes to receiving your tax refund. so parents need to watch their mail for a letter from the irs to reconcile what they received in advance to what they could still be owed when they file a return. one additional bright spot for families, a lot of lower income families who were not eligible for the child tax credit in other years were made fully eligible in 2021. worth noting there are free online resources if your adjusted gross income is $73,000
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or less, there is free tax software available at irs.gov. there is the free file program. eva. >> deidre, thank you. the bottom line no matter if you're getting a refund or not, taxes are never fun. >> no, no. let's check in with someone who is fun and has the weather for us. >> that's right. >> debatable. >> because i love doing taxes. that is fun. good morning, guys. if it's tax season, tell you what, we want to get rid of fire season, right, but it's getting to a point where in california it's tougher to say there is a season. we had this fire, very rare, north of big sur, evacuations in carmel, 2,000 acres, but we had winds 50, 60, 70 miles per hour after a pretty dry january. we have snow also in chicago, a couple, three inches, still falling.
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fun football game in green bay last night. got football games today and the x games continue in aspen. >> there you go from extreme weather to extreme sports, thank you so much, rob. now to the x games and a major first ahead today. trevor kennison will become the first adaptive athlete to hit the big air jump at the games. abc's will ganss has those details. >> reporter: for someone who spent so much time in the snow trevor kennison has built a reputation around his warmth. >> i would say i'm very, very positive and always smiling. those two things are like huge and just like of my injury. >> reporter: back in 2014 trevor shattering two vertebrae in a snowboarding accident.
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the then 22-year-old paralyzed from the waist down. but the lifelong athlete refusing to let it slow him down. within a year trevor was back on the slopes in his new sit ski. >> the more i kept skiing and skiing, got better and better, that goal was obtainable and now i'm here. >> reporter: here at the x games and the goal, the big air jump. >> the goal is to, you know, take it to the sweet spot and go like 80 feet, 90 feet on it, however big that is. >> reporter: trevor making history as the first adaptive athlete to make this jump. >> you know, anything is possible. >> reporter: and at the top of that hill in those final moments before trevor makes history -- >> i close my eyes, and i turn my outriggers like this and go, whoo, whoo, whoo and calms my heart and breath and open my eyes and ready to go and i go do it. >> reporter: trevor says he's grateful for everything that led him to this point accident included because it means more opportunities for skiers and
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the cultural center is celebrating 100 years of irish dancing in the bay area. lisa, let's get a check a forecast. lisa: that offshore flow keeping us dry. temperatures are still in the 30's. from the roof camera, you can see not much of a breeze there. highs once again in the mid-60's.
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what we do here changes lives everywhere. i am here. welcome back. "gma" on this sunday morning and the countdown has begun, a few days away before the herd makes their return in the new movie "the ice age: adventures of buck wild." the all new animated adventure featuring our favorite prehistoric heroes starts streaming on disney plus this friday, january 28th. >> my girls will love that. looking forward to it. we do have a lot of other stories to get to including some big headlines happening right now. firefighters in central california are getting a handle on a rare winter wildfire burning north of big sur. the so-called colorado fire which started friday evening now 20% contained with the size of the blaze dropping to just about 1,000 acres.
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also right now, arizona's leading democrats have censured senator kyrsten sinema. that's for voting with republicans to uphold the senate filibuster, essentially blocking the democrats from passing two voting rights bills. it comes after she was celebrated by democrats for bringing the arizona senate seat back to the rtr the first time in a generation. and elba, idris elba, could one of hollywood's hottest actors be the next james bond? bond producer barbara broccoli talking about the possibility during a podcast appearance calling elba a magnificent actor and saying he is a, quote, heart of the conversation, this of course, after daniel craig gave his final performance as 007 in last year's "no time to die." >> i think he would be great. >> a lot of people are voting for that. >> excellent in that role. we'll see that what happens. we start this half hour with the demands for justice for a woman found dead under
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mysterious circumstances. lauren smith-fields was found unresponsive in her apartment after meeting a man on a popular dating app. and her family claims police handling the case should be doing more. abc's zachary kiesch has the story. >> reporter: this morning, the family of lauren smith-fields is looking for answers. >> i just could not believe that my little -- my baby sister was gone, somebody who i loved, somebody who i protected, somebody who i been around my whole entire life like i literally held her when she was born. >> reporter: according to the authon d, ticu police black female lying on her back that did not appear to be breathing. a man who says he met lauren on a dating app called the police. that man who we are not identifying says he had only known her for three days and visited her apartment for the first time the night before when he claims she got sick. the morning of december 12th that man noticed smith-fields'
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nose was bleeding and she was not breathing. that's when he called 911. the family says the man is the last known person to see her alive. police say he is not a suspect or person of interest and do not suspect foul play. >> we want all the people of bridgeport to be treated fairly and equally under the law. that didn't happen here, and anyone listening to this story needs to know that lauren smith-fields wasn't given the treatment that she should have been given. >> reporter: now smith-fields' family have taken the initial steps to sue the city of bridgeport and the police department. they allege that the bridgeport police department failed to implement the proper crime scene investigation team to collect physical evidence and that the city has failed to intervene. today on what would have been lauren's 24th birthday the family has planned a march and a celebration of life. >> we're going to march. we're going to chant her name. we're going to wish her happy birthday. we're going to let balloons go.
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>> reporter: they also have a powerful message that they want to share with the world. >> we don't want -- it's not just about lauren. it's about every girl that could potentially go through something like this. we don't ever want this to happen to anybody. i don't want nobody to feel this pain. >> reporter: the family says that they believe that race has played a role in the investigation. but the police department says the investigation is ongoing and that they're awaiting a cause of death and toxicology report. janai. >> all right, zachary, we'll continue to follow that one. awful story. we're going to switch gears now and check in with rob for the weather. you're going to start with wind out there in california. >> yeah. let's go to the west coast in honor of whit again. i mean, we're honoring you. because you stayed up late. you watched the niners win. your performance today not top notch because of it. i want you to get a nap if you could. in california -- i'm all over the place. between l.a. and palm springs look at this. winds knocking down these trees here, 50, 60, 70-mile-per-hour
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winds in the valleys. in the mountains, kirkwood reporting over 140-mile-per-hour winds and not helping the fire situation and in north carolina this is the blue ridge mountains looking awfully white after the snow that came through the carolinas and the temperatures in this area are still cold so where there's ice and snow it's still hanging around seeing freeze alerts into parts of florida, 39 degrees for a windchill in orlando. that's a check of what's happening nationally. this weather report has been sponsored by weathertech. as you guys know, i'm a middle child which explains my need for constant attention, so i'm a little upset that janai keeps changing her hair taking the attention away from the beard. >> oh, yeah. >> honestly, rob, i thought i
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was doing you a favor. [ laughter ] >> well done. all right. looks better today. >> we do like the sweater, though. meteorologist jiminy cricket. >> thank you, professor. >> thank you, rob. appreciate it. coming up here on "gma," adele's intimate apology to fans disappointed by her canceled concerts. are they satisfied with her explanation? and it's christmas in january. the big news about a holiday movie classic that's ahead in "pop news."
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welcome back to "gma" and singing superstar adele reaching out to surprise fans on facetime and tearfully apologizing once again for canceling her las vegas shows at the 11th hour. abc's zohreen shah has the interviews you'll only see here on "gma." zohreen, good morning. >> reporter: hey, good morning, whit. many fans were initially livid when the show was postponed. one saying that she spent thousands of dollars getting to vegas and that adele's team should have known that this was going to happen because omicron has been around for weeks but fans are going a little more easy on her, you could say, after she gave them a very big surprise.
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>> oh, my gosh. >> reporter: this morning, pop superstar adele surprising fans, greeting them on facetime after abruptly postponing her vegas residency. >> adele actually reached out to my twin sister on twitter and direct messaged her to go to caesars palace at 6:00 p.m. >> reporter: that gift for fans she reached out to for a surprise call. >> the shows will be rescheduled and you get first honors. >> i still can't believe i was on a facetime call with her. >> reporter: the facetime came after adele announced to her nearly 50 million instagram followers thursday she had to postpone her residency. >> we've been absolutely destroyed by delivery delays and covid. >> reporter: "weekends with adele" sold out for 24 performances in mere hours. many fans heading to vegas when they found out the show was no longer on.
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>> the flight literally took off, and it was like in a span of 15 minutes that we found out on our flight that the show was canceled, so i was frustrated. >> reporter: a moment of devastation for many. one user tweeting, extremely disappointed and flew from another country and spent a lot to see her. another saying, this could have been postponed in early january and saved people time and money but crisis experts say adele made the right call. >> anything was better than doing a show she wasn't proud of and her fans will forgive her. >> where are you guys from? >> we're from new york. >> reporter: some fans heading to caesar's for sing-alongs browsing at a pop-up shop when adele's team pulled fans aside. >> but, you know, letting myself be sad. ♪ i could offer you a warm embrace ♪ >> just to see her reaction when we started singing, that just brought me joy. i'm like -- we made adele smile. ♪ you feel my love ♪ >> reporter: okay, so going to
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an adele show, that's pretty expensive but making your idol smile, i mean, possibly priceless. some fans saying when her show is ready, they will go back in a heartbeat, whit. >> plus, they got the karaoke singalong with adele. i mean, that's tough to top. all right. thank you so much. we appreciate it. coming up on "good morning america," upsets overnight for two number one seeds in the nfl playoffs. oh, yes. >> can you tell whit's excited? >> oh, yes, espn's damien woody joins us with that and a look at today's games still ahead. str. so, i did some research, took a questionnaire, and talked to my doctor. i'm taking my antidepressant, but i still feel stuck. adding rexulti could help. when added to an antidepressant, rexulti was proven to reduce depression symptoms 62% more than the antidepressant alone. so you can stay on your current treatment and keep moving forward. rexulti can cause serious side effects.
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back now on "gma" and the divisional round playoff games this weekend deciding who will make it to the final four.
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lots of drama overnight. that's got a very excited anchor over here and espn nfl analyst damien woody joins us this morning. damien, good morning. thanks for being here. two dramatic finishes last night. what surprised you most? >> i would probably have to say the cincinnati bengals just talking about a young team led by their second year quarterback in joe burrow. this is a fran choice that hadn't been to this point in the season since 1988 and for them to go on the road to nashville against the tennessee titans and to pull off that upset, that is a huge, huge win for that franchise. >> it was joe burrow last weekend who you said he may be young but he ready. he certainly was. >> that's right. >> tom brady's former teammate rob ninkovich says brady could retire if his season ends today. what do you think about that? >> well, listen, tom brady is 44 years old, but this is a guy that's -- you could make the case he's had an mvp type of season. the numbers that he's put up this year has just been amazing, so he's going up against a
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really good rams defense, a lot of guys that can get after the quarterback, so if the tampa bay buccaneers are eliminated, me personally i think tom should just keep playing, keep playing until the wheels fall off. >> you think -- till the wheels fall off or something. >> that's right. >> he said 45 so we can see how much longer he lasts. okay, so today your take on the bills/chiefs game as they'll be there and can k.c. beat them? >> everyone talks about patrick mahomes and rightfully so but i think the nation will get a good glimpse at this other quarterback named josh allen, he's one of the best quarterbacks in the national football league. he's big, he's athletic. he's got a cannon for an arm, and he's a great runner, so, you know, as much as we talk about patrick mahomes, josh allen is right on his level as far as their skill set is concerned. >> like you said, we talk about patrick mahomes a lot but, america, you heard it here first from damien woody on josh allen. thank you, damien.
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♪ so we held a poll on social media, and back by popular demand, will ganss in for "pop news." he set this place on fire yesterday. what's going on? >> let's do it again today. i hope you guys enjoy today's "pop news." in fact, i triple dog dare you because we are starting with a beloved christmas classic finally getting a sequel. fans of "a christmas story" will be able to catch up with ralphie parker 40 years later. peter billingsley, the original star of the movie, will reportedly star in "a christmas story christmas" which will take place in the 1970s with ralphie binging his family to his childhood home for the holidays. production is set to begin in february. guys, did you know the original movie was a box office flop? now, of course, it's a cult classic. >> really? >> yeah, in 1983 people weren't having it. >> so excited about it. >> me too. you'll shoot your eye out, though. [ laughter ]
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next up, taylor swift. we know -- ♪ all too well ♪ i did it again. the superstar can break records but she's also on a mission to save them. it's been announced she'll serve as the first ever record store day global ambassador. the singer has a long history of supporting local record store, even sending shops around the country signed copies of "folklore" to help them stay afloat during the pandemic and to honor the 15-year celebration she'll drop a special record store day release. no title and no word yet on what exactly this will be but do know it's scheduled for april 23rd. >> was that an audition to sing on her next album? >> yeah, backup singer. >> you got it. >> we also know you're a big siftie. >> that's right. according to conspiracy theorists on tiktok, and by that i mean me, we think "speak now" will be released. you heard it here first. finally, paging all thrill seekers, a record-breaking roller coaster is set to make its debut, iron
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gwazi in tampa bay at bush guardens will open to visitors on march 11th but pass members can ride it weeks earlier. it has a 91-degree drop, omg, reaching a top speed of 76 miles per hour. good news, you guys, i got the four of us tickets. yeah. >> we're taking the show on the road. >> that's right, busch gardens, tampa bay, here we come. >> bring the dramamine. will, great to have you. we appreciate it. guys, "gma," you can listen to us on a podcast seven days a week wherever you get your podcasts and stay tuned for "this week." okay, i love me "gma" so much, time to do a "gma"-ish
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first-come, first-served races. first and second doses are available. today's event runs from 9:30 to 4:00 p.m. there will be another clinic on sunday, february 13. a san francisco event returns for the first time since 2020. you can check out the latest ecl installation at tivhelion. -- festival pavilion. organizers say fog has helpeddd make san francisco a destination for the art world. the fair runs from 11:00 to 5:00. tickets cost 30 dollars. let's get a check of the weather. lisa: we have some fog out there, patchy fog and haze. 48 san francisco. 33 santa clara. 30 nine half moon bay. 36 mountain view. the windchill makes it feel like
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30 in santa rosa. much colder this morning. we have the absence of wind. the fog confined to novato. looking at that moderate air quality not only through monday but high-pressure pressure is going to stick around for several days. we are above average today. 67 san jose. 63 oakland. the accuweather forecast featuring clear whether, morning fog, and hoping for changes. liz: this week with george st
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visit princess.com or call 1-800-princess. >> announcer: "this week with george stephanopoulos" starts right now. reset. >> i did not anticipate that there would be such a stalwart effort to make sure that president biden didn't get anything done. >> at the start of his second year in office, president biden adjusts course, major setbacks compromising his domestic agenda amidst a growing showdown with russia. >> we will continue building a very strong united response to any renewed russian aggression. >> how will the u.s. respond, and what does it mean for american security? senator chris coons and senator joni ernst join us this morning. signs of hope. >> it certainly looks like we've

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