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making news in america this morning, deadly rampage. a small town reeling from a shooter's spree firing at random before attacking his fellow workers. a full report from the scene ahead. trump's rivals pull off the gloves taking jabs at the republican front-runner. but trump seemingly unfazed. >> it's a lot of fun up here tonight. >> in the meantime, hillary clinton hoping to pull in some
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we're live in washington. how about getting our surf on. fearless wave riders hanging ten on some massive waves. the rare competition that so many have been waiting for. and we say good morning on this friday morning. we'll start with the breaking details about the rampage in kansas by one count, the nation's 33rd mass shooting so far this year. >> heavily armed officers with guns drawn flooded the area around the lawn mower plant. one of the workers had already killed three and wounded more than a dozen people killed by police. >> the frightening incident playing out in hesston, kansas and abc's clayton sandell is there. >> reporter: police say 38-year-old cedric ford started shooting at random drivers shooting two before he headed to excel where he worked.
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is frajic. >> reporter: he heads inside armed with a rifle and handgun and opens fire on his co-workers. >> i saw people running out saying, run, run and pop, pop, pop, pop, pop is all i heard and everybody started scattering out of the building. i didn't realize what happened until i saw wounded people coming out. >> reporter: police and witnesses say he kept shooting until a single officer fires back. >> there was a particular law enforcement here in hesston that responded right away and even though he took fire he went inside of that place and saved multiple, multiple lives, a hero as far as i'm concerned. >> reporter: in the end four employees including the shooter would not survive. many more wounded. >> inside the building he shot a total of 15 people. >> reporter: around 150 employees were inside at the time, worried friends and family waited outside for news. >> i can't believe the guy that shot people up lived right across the street from us.
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yet about the victims who have not been identified. ford has an extensive criminal record in florida. police aren't saying why they believe he opened fire but they've ruled out terrorism. excel is a family owned company that makes lawn mowing equipment since 1960. clayton sandell, abc news, wichita, kansas. and this morning police are saying something triggered ford's rampage but they haven't revealed a specific motive yet. >> and you saw a woman in clayton's story talking to a reporter after the story. her husband had been right next to a co-worker who was shot and the reporter pointed out her husband, an all too familiar scene playing out live on tv. >> it has become way too familiar and sad. of course, we're going to continue to follow that throughout the morning including on "good morning america." we want to get to our other breaking news. new debate fireworks.
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teaming donald trump in houston blasting the front-runner on everything from immigration to his privileged background. >> it was the first debate without jeb bush but his parents right there, the first lady and former first lady and president bush drawing loud cheers from the audience. "your voice, your vote." here's some of last night's most fiery moments. the florida senator unleashed attack after attack on trump putting the republican front-runner on defense. >> you're the only person on this stage that's ever been fined for hiring people to work on your projects illegally. >> you know, i'm the only one that's hired people. you haven't hired anybody. >> inherited $200 million. if he hadn't inherited $200 million, you know where donald trump would be -- >> no. >> now he's repeating himself. >> no, no, no. i don't repeat myself. i don't repeat myself. >> you don't repeat yourself? >> here's the guy that repeats himself. >> you repeat yourself every
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[ cheers and applause ] >> talk about repeating i watched him repeat himself five times four weeks ago. >> i saw you repeat yourself five seconds ago. >> trump also took incoming fire from ted cruz who hopes to win his home state of texas on super tuesday. >> when i was leading the fight against the gang of eight amnesty bill, where was donald? he was firing dennis rodman on "celebrity apprentice". >> trump unfazed by the repeated assaults. >> keep fighting. swing for the fences. a lot of fun up here tonight. >> reporter: trump reacting to a strong statement by the former president of mexico, vicente fox, using an obscenity to say his country would never pay for trump's wall. >> the wall just got ten feet taller, believe me. >> reporter: the bickering between the three republicans overshadowed the two others on stage, ohio governor john kasich and ben carson. >> can somebody attack me, please?
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>> well, his rivals are hoping they hit hard enough to stop his momentum. 11 states will cast their ballots in nearly 600 delegates are at stake so could be a make or break moment for some of these candidates. >> must have felt like he walked into the red wedding. one more key hurdle before next week, abc's kenneth moton with the latest. >> reporter: good morning. yes, the democrats are sharpening their pitches to african-american voters before tomorrow's primary in south carolina. hillary clinton and her husband former president bill clinton crisscrossed the entire state making 13 spots in south carolina this week alone, bernie sanders just two, but he's drawing massive crowds in super tuesday states and beyond. 7,000 in missouri. 8,000 in massachusetts. 9,000 in oklahoma. while the republicans debated, clinton danced at a charlie wilson concert in charleston and also she was at a black church
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jersey at her side talking gun control and recalling the charleston church massacre. bernie sanders insists that he has not given up on winning in the south but spent yesterday in ohio and michigan and took part in a forum to discuss the city's water crisis and hopes americans will look at what happened in flint and say, quote, never again. he drew his biggest crowd in president obama's hometown of chicago. reena and kendis. >> all right, kenneth moton, does look like hillary clinton was performing the whip and nae nae there. kenneth moton in d.c. apple has filed a response to the order that it must assist the fbi in unlocking the iphone of one of the san bernardino shooters and claims the government is seeking what it calls dangerous power. it also says the constitution forbids what the government is asking it to do. fbi director james comey countered apple's claim if
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the iphone, it would put iphone users everywhere at risk of hacking. comey says that was not a legitimate concern. well, new developments in the politically charged battle over the supreme court nominee. the republican governor of nevada says he's not interested. brian sandoval's name had been floated as a possible nominee. republicans in the senate have said they won't consider the president's nominee in any case. well, coming up, turning employees into spies. the shocking move by seaworld exposed. how they try to fool animal activists. a controversial move. a state governor proclaiming a confederate month. reaction on both sides of the debate ahead. i earn unlimited 2% cash back on everything i buy for my studio. and that unlimited 2% cash back from spark means thousands of dollars each year going back
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fire in an upscale neighborhood. city workers were repairing a broken water main when the backhoe hit it and ignited it. flames engulfed the roof of a nearby home but put out quickly. overseas, today will be a crucial day ahead in syria. cease-fire in the long civil war is set to begin within hours. it'll be a chance for much needed humanitarian aid to reach remote areas. fight something likely to continue, however, as isis and other terror groups operate in that country. president obama says the coming weeks are critical to serious future but he's adamant the cease-fire not impact the u.s. efforts to destroy isis there. and breaking overnight a powerful message to north korea. an unarmed minuteman 3 nuclear missile blasting off from . on the diplomatic front the u.s. has a resolution aimed at stepping up pressure on the north.
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over the weekend. president obama's expressing confidence about the country's battle against the zika virus. the president said they believe there is a promising pathway for diagnostics and vaccines. the comments made at a white house health summit were more optimistic than the tone of some federal researchers. there's this, the governor of mississippi has signed a proclamation declaring april confederate heritage month but made no mention of slavery. governor phil bryant's office says he believes the state's history deserves reflection regardless of how unpleasant or complicated parts of it may be. the mississippi state flag is the last in the country to feature the confederate emblem. well, coming up, courtroom humiliation. erin andrews unable to watch the nude images taken by her alleged stalker. what she had to say. the seemingly unreal monster waves surfers riding high in the sky. do you love your wireless keyboard more than certain family
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trial involving "dancing with the stars" host erin andrews. jurors have been shown secretly recorded nude videos of her. >> andrews left the courtroom right before the imaging were shown suing the man who shot the videos and the nashville hotel where she was staying for $75 million. a computer expert testified that 16 million people have viewed the videos online and it's still going on. >> i know of no way to get it off just in doing continued research, people are still posting the video online a year ago, six months ago, a month ago. >> her therapist testified that andrews couldn't stop thinking about the video because she had been publicly humiliated. andrews is expected to take the stand next week. well, seaworld is making a startling admission using employees to spy on peta.
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it calls credible threats and claims it was just trying to protect the safety of its co-workers and customers. park officials now say they'll end the practice. well, a major medical milestone in cleveland. a 26-year-old has undergone the first uterus transplant in the u.s. she'll now have to wait a year to become pregnant to allow her body to heal completely. she will also have to take anti-rejection drugs. women in europe have gotten pregnant with a transplanted uterus but it's never been tried here in the u.s. a rule change in major league baseball. so-called rolling block slides are now banned. you may recall chase utley of the dodgers taking out mets infielder ruben tejada during last year's playoffs. while his attempt to break up a potential double play broke tejada's leg. from now on those types of slides are illegal. violations of the new rule can get both the runner and batter called out. check out these. the waves, they were surfing off
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this was a big wave competition known as the eddie and only takes place in sustained waves of at least 40 feet. organizers said yesterday's waves were up to 60 feet. a local surfer named john john florence won the event after watching rides on four massive waves. this was the first eddy competition in six years. >> way to go john john. incredible scenes there. >> more incredible scenes. we get sports highlights from espn. >> he's stan. i'm neil. nba. >> warriors once again, golden state trying to get to 5-1 on their current seven-game road trip in orlando to take on the magic. steph curry sets the nba record, 128 straight regular season games with a three-pointer breaking the tie with kyle korver to take over sole possession of that record.
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last night's republican debate. >> ben carson, he didn't do too much talking about how he would choose a supreme court justice left many people, well, kind of scratching their heads and set twitter on fire. >> what have they done in the past? what kind of judgments have they made and associations do they have? that will tell you more tan an interview, the fruit salad of their life is what i would look at. >> fruit salad of their life. >> maybe he was hungry. >> oh, boy. well, carson later explained he was referring to a biblical verse, knowing a person by their fruit, not before the phrase triggered 20,000 tweets including this showing carson as one of the wiggles. >> maybe the man didn't have dinner. >> maybe he was hungry. >> that's my explanation. "fuller house" finally available often netflix released this morning and fans are
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>> the sequel centers on widowed mother d.j. played by candace cameron bure. >> well, most of the original stars have returned except for the olsen twins who say they're no longer comfortable in front of the camera and twitter is exploding with fan reaction. some say that they're blowing off work today to watch all 13 episodes. others say they're so happy they're crying tears of joy. it's a long wait for fans of "fuller house." >> a couple decades ago. the academy awards are almost upon us. the big ceremony is sunday night in trying to keep it a secret. that means there are just 50 hours and counting until the red carpet on hollywood boulevard is full of stars, this is a live picture by the way but who will take home the gold? leonardo dicaprio is expected to take home his first oscar in six tries for best actor in "the revenant."
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looking at today's weather map coal and dry in the east, mild in the midwest, stormy in the pacific northwest. sunny and pleasant across the south. finally this morning what's become a weekly look at a lighter side of the presidential race, there's just so much material out there for the late night comics to deal with. >> we can wait no longer so we present this week's "friday funnies." >> the gop held their nevada caucus and the people in vegas did what they do best, they pulled the lever and risked absolutely everything. and when it was over, it came up orange, orange, orange. >> trump is now the undisputed front-runner for the republican nomination for president which has everyone asking the same question. >> did donald trump be stopped? >> the media is talking about trump's win the way reporters in the movie "armageddon" talked about the asteroid. >> donald trump's wife melania
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italian, french and german. which is good because if she ever becomes first lady she'll need to apologize for her husband in at least those four languages. >> we won with highly educated. we won with poorly educated. i love the poorly educated. >> which they reply ied us love you mr. trumps. done on saturday night after finishing fourth in south carolina, jeb finally put himself out of his misery and dropped out of the race go that means marco rubio and ted cruz are both hoping to pick up jeb's supporters. yeah, and jeb was like, joke's on you. i didn't have any supporters. ah! >> some analysts are already talking about the political rise of his son, george p. bush. yes, george p. bush, yeah. george p. bush has his campaign slogan. don't worry, i was adopted. more young voters said they would like to have a meal with beyonce. a shift, of course, that
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spotlight at the super bowl halftime show. >> a lot of fun there. >> don't forget the oscars sunday night. that's what's making news. >> have a great weekend. right now and eight-year-old boy is recovering after being hit by a car. what we found out about the search for the driver who hit the child so hard the front tire flew off his bike. >> information about a man who shot of his kansas workplace. his long criminal history florida. 5 am, friday, february 26. >> we check weather and traffic every 10 minutes. deneige broom following the


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