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it still looks incredible. >> dramatic pictures there. we'll look at morning road conditions. wet on i-70. and rain makes for a slick ride on houston to jacksonville. and on i-94, from northern minnesota to bismarck and billings. icy spots on i-80, from sacramento to reno. >> and if you're heading to the airport, the only flying delay expected today would be out of new orleans. the big easy there. it is understandably new yo news here in new york. of course, we're talking about anthony weiner. and his admission of what happened with the twitter pic. pics, we should say. "new york daily news" with yeah, i'm a schmuck. >> and "the new york post," never short with a headline there. put up this picture to many people's shock. >> "the new york times" understated. >> a picture of him giving his speech there. acknowledging he was not exactly truthful in many different ways. >> right. >> the new york democrat is refusing to resign saying he has done nothing illegal.
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and 1 of the women who says she got more than 100 messages from weiner. she spoke with chris cuomo. >> reporter: congressman weiner took the stage. he was quick to accept fault. was meagan broussard one of the women? >> he said i'm an open book. >> reporter: 26-year-old meagan broussard of texas is a single mother. who first became acquainted with weiner on april 20th, after seeing this speech online and commenting on his facebook page, it was hot. broussard said weiner immediately responded to her facebook comment. which she says soon followed was a flirtatious relationship that contained over 100 messages and eventually pictures. >> he was eager to hear about if i wanted him or thought he was attractive. >> reporter: how much of it was sex talk? >> he would attempt, all the time. >> reporter: broussard said she asked for proof that the man online was really congressman weiner.
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>> i actually asked him to take a picture of himself and with a piece of paper that said me on it, so i would know. >> reporter: broussard said she received this photo minutes later. she exchanged increasingly risque photos with a man she believed to be weiner. and then says she received photos, including this photo and others in return. broussard said she received this bare-chested shot of weiner, with photos in the background showing his wife and the clintons. she says she came forward because of concerns for her image as an aspiring nurse and her 3-year-old daughter. according to broussard, a friend got her in touch with andrew breitbart, who shared her identity with abc news. >> four hours with an editorial team to realize that we had the story down solid. >> reporter: the congressman did something most people never have to do. he apologized in front of the national media, especially to the person he says he hurt the
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most, his wife. >> she made it very clear that she thought what i did was very dumb. and she was not happy about it. and she also told me that she loved me. and wanted us to, you know, pull through this. >> reporter: chris cuomo, abc news, new york. well, so far, not one democrat has come forward to support weiner. we'll have more reaction from capitol hill, coming up on "good morning america." the following continues from sarah palin's version of paul revere's famous ride. so much so, the wikipedia page on the historic event has now been locked. a spokesman says it's meant to provide a cooling-off period when there's numerous attempts to edit a site. palin claimed revere's ride was intended to ride colonists and british soldiers. reagan reagan who passed away seven years ago this weekend. there's a new image of nancy reagan paying quiet homage at her husband's gravesite. she placed flowers and sat for a while on sunday. a private moment for a former
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first lady. a story for all of us coffee drinkers here. we all know that coffee can wake us up. but too much of it can also perk up our ears. a new study found that five cups of coffee a day could be enough to make you hear voices. researchers in australia said that high levels of caffeine made them think they were listening to bing crosby's "white christmas." even though that song was not being played. experts describe coffee is the most commonly used psychoactive drug. what would we do without it overnight here? you can almost hear the fans in vancouver crying in their beer because in hockey's stanley cup finals, one team scored more goals than 20 of the 22 major league baseball teams that were also in action. the details from espn news. >> good morning. cole wright here with your espn news. let's head to boston for game three of the stanley cup final. bruins playing host to the vancouver canucks. we pick it up with a scary moment early in the first. nathan horton takes a late hit from aaron rome.
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there's another look there. rome would get a five-minute major. emts would tend to horton. he is carried away on a stretcher. he was moving extremities. here's more good news if you're a bruins fan. start of the second period, no score. andrew ference goes through traffic. beats roberto luongo like a rented mule. later in the second, 2-0 bruins lead. brad marchand steals the puck. he says, i'll take this and you'll take that. bruins, they go up 3-0. and that's what a yellow arrow gets you. third period. canucks down 4-0. henrik sedin tries to take the puck. and things would get a little chippy. under a minute to go, michael ryder. past luongo. lamp lit. bruins win this one, 8-1. they would take game three. we move to the diamond. cliff lee and his phillies losing five of seven. taking on the dodgers. lee was dialed in early. matt kemp, see you.
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third inning. aaron miles. saw you in the cage. wasn't too impressed. fourth stanza, casey blake. more for you. later on, blake again. same result. top of the seventh. phills up 2-0. and all you kids at home pay attention. this is where pfps come in handy. pitcher's fielding practice. cat-like reflexes get the out at first. the phillies win 3-1. that will do it for us. but don't forget, for the latest on the sports scene, check out "the highlight express." up next, the good china is out for another white house state dinner tonight. and the heat is on. dangerous temperatures, actually, across the country today. we'll show you exactly where they will be peaking. the loss of interest, sadness, the lack of energy. [ male announcer ] ask your doctor about pristiq®, a prescription medicine proven to treat depression. pristiq is thought to work by affecting the levels of two chemicals in the brain, serotonin and norepinephrine. tell your doctor right away if your depression worsens or you have unusual changes in mood, behavior,
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all the time. >> he admits he sent the picture and more. what this anthony weiner couldn't do during the internet affair. >> cloudy weather and warmer and finally, we're welcoming a new member of the abc news family. she's fairly recognizable to most folks. >> that's right. katie couric signed a deal with the network for a new talk show beginning just over a year from now. we caught up with katie on "t jimmy kimmel show." >> reporter: katie couric ends weeks of speculation. >> i started at abc news, as a desk assistant. the lowest person on the totem poll in 1979, after a graduated
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from college. at the time, i was xeroxing, making coffee. watching ham sandwiches for frank reynolds. >> reporter: couric will host and produce her own nationally syndicated talk show. >> i don't aspire to be the next oprah. i just aspire to put on a good show that's compelling and informative and fun to watch. all of the pieces came together. i like the executives of abc. we have a new executive of the news division, jim sherwood, who wants to do good things for the news division. and is aware that the landscape is shifting. >> reporter: as part of her new agreement, she will also join abc news this summer. >> one of the appealing things about abc news is there's so many platforms and so many places to do good work. so, i hope that they'll all utilize me. i hope i'll be able to use lite them. but hopefully, it will reflect my really wide-ranging interests.
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>> reporter: couric's award-winning career spans three decades. she gained national acclaim as the long-time t ofco-host of nb "today" show. and then, became the first female solo anchor of the cbs rayer and barbara walters say they are happy she is joining the team. >> there are powerhouse women there. and powerhouse men, by the way. and just to be part of this team is incredibly exhilarating for me. >> reporter: mike marusarz, abc news, new york. >> she has a great sense of humor, by the way. >> that's what i hear. that's what's making in


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