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woman in aruba. why they had trouble identifying the man on the surveillance tape. trump talks. my exclusive one on one with the billionaire businessman. why he likes texas governor rick perry. what he says to fellow moguls who head overseas to avoid higher taxes. >> it's very unpatriotic. they're not patriotic. in many cases they're not patriotic. they're business machines. >> why trump thinks an independent can win the white house. hollywood shocker. the tragic death of a reality star on "the real houseweweses o of f beverly hills." what really happened when the cameras stopped rolling? and the big reveal. we asked you, america, to weigh in on the most beautiful places in the 50 states. this morning, the hidden wonders of "good morning america's" summer-long searar. stay tuned for the big secret.
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you just want to chant, usa, usa. when you see those. >> we got so many great entries. >> we can't wait to share. it with everybody later. new details about the international businessman now under arrest in the bizarre bomb plot. now the teenage heiress who was the target speaks out about the terrifying moments when he broke in her house and what he said to her. also we're going to meet the man who must be america's best neighbor. check this out. a father, sees a little 6-year-old girl from his street being taken away by a stranger. he puts his life on the line to save her. and like most heroes he says he's not one. >> doesn't want to be called that. by but boy, is he ever, george. let's get to the latatt on the breaking story right out of aruba. the fbi may finally be close to tracking the case -- cracking the case of missing american robyn gardner and what really happened to her. matt gutman is live at the scene with the exclusive information you'll only hear here on "gma." good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, robin.
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finally, a possible motive. multiple law enforcement officials have confirmed to abc news that gary giordano took out an insurance policy before robyn gardner disappeared that could have been worth up to $1.5 million and that her disappearance and possible murder may have been linked to an elaborate plot to collect insurance money. this morning authorities here are investigating an insurance policy taken out by gary giordano as a possible motive in the disappearance of robyn gardner, the aruban solicitor general confirms exclusively to abc news. the 35-year-old maryland woman has been missing for two weeks, reportedly after snorkeling with giordano o o this isolated beach on august 2nd. abc news learned the policy could be worth up to $1.5 million. the fbi is also investigating the policy and is here on the island to question giordano, a shadowy man trailed by domestic violence allegations.
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he remains the only suspect in the case. >> each one of these pieces standing alone may not mean much. when you add the pieces together, it sounds like it may be substantial. >> reporter: details are pouring in. abc news can exclusively report that investigators found blood behind this restaurant, the last place the two were seen togethth and that robyn seemed woozy. giordano later told police that they had been drinking vodka and that robyn used sleeping pills. giordano's behavior seemed erratic. he left the search early to get some sleep at his hotel. three days later giordano got within feet of leaving this island getting stopped at aruba's airport after passing all the way through security and u.s. customs where he inexplicably told people his travel companion was quote taking another flight. when police arrested him, they say he was drenched in sweat. that's not all. investigators tell us they had
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trouble i.d.'ing g grdano in surveillance video because he frequently changed his toupees. with a possible motive in hand, the search continues for robyn's body. we're at about 500 feet here. from this vantage, you can see how small the island really is. and you can also tell how rugged the terrain is. there are hills you didn't expect. seems like it's terrain that is extremely difficult to search. pilot greg malewski flew "gma" around the island and took us to the spot w wre natalee holloway and now robyn gardner went missing. >> the water is shallow. the water is calm. very safe place to swim. >> reporter: have you ever heard of anybody drowning there before? >> no. >> reporter: multiple law enforcement officials tell us over the next couple of days they'll resume that search in a different part of the island from where robyn was last seen perhapss providing her family with a sliver of hope that
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unlike gnatnatalee holloway they may yet find out what happened to her. >> and they're clinging to that hope. matt, thank you very much. now back at home. to politics. president obama wraps up his midwest bus tour in illinois today. texas governor rick perry joining mitt romney up in new hampshire. all talking jobs and the economy. jake tapper is on the road with the president and the president sharpening his economic pitch but learning this morning he'll roll out a new jobs program after labor day. >> reporter: that's right, george. president obama heads off to martha's vineyard for ten days of r&r tomorrow. before he leaves, white house officials are telling reporters that upon his return in early september after labor day, president obama will deliver a major address about the economy and deficit reduction where he will be proposing a whole series of new measures to promote meaningful jobs and growth. this is in addition to the other measures we've been hearing him talk about such as a payroll tax holiday, infrastructure bank patent reform and the like. in addition to that, he would propose ways to pay for these programs through spending cuts and tax increases elsewhere.
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this is part of the president's plan to propose this to congress and if they do not pass it, he said he will run against congress providing the american people a choice for the november 2012 election. >> we've seen some of that on the bus trip. now, to my exclusive interview with billionaire donald trump. he's been keeping a lower profile since bowing out of the presidential race a few months back. but trump is taking meetings with the gop field. the website shouldtrumprun is still going strong. and the tea party favorite is tougher than ever on president obama. and as you'll see he's also quite taken with the newest candidate in the race, texas governor rick perry. >> i think he's a very impressive guy with a very good record, so it will be interesting to see how he does under the spotlight. i think he's going to do well. >> he already has a reputation from shooting from the hip that ben bernanke if he went for a quantitative easing number three, printing more money -- >> printing more money to play politics at this particular time in american history is almost
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treacherous or treasonous. >> do you agree with that? >> he's using an expression. i mean i saw that and i -- >> harsh expression. >> everyone made such a big deal. it's an expression. >> you don't believe this in some way shows he's not ready? >> oh, i think he's very ready. hey, he's like everybody else in this country. we're all frustrated. so i think he has the right to show some emotion. >> that headline in texas, more than a third of the jobs created in the entire country. >> a great headline. >> it's a great headline. but what about beneath it. some people look at the record and say, it's due to population growth. these are mostly low wage jobs. this is not a model for america. >> i think at this point america would accept anything whether it's great jobs or okay jobs. we need jobs. this country is losing its jobs to china, to india, to so many other countries. >> how about m mt romney? >> i don't know him. and, you know, it's interesting, sarah palin called. i have a lot of respect for her. michele bachmann called. she was here last week.
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the only one i really don't know is mitt romney. >> he touts a background similar to yours. he says his 25 years in business is what sets him apart and that's what america needs right now. >> i think that's a good point but if you look at his record as governor, it wasn't totally stellar. his job production wasn't great. in fact, it was the third worst in the nation. there are pretty negative things with respect to mitt romney which, frankly, he's going to have to overcome. >> what do you make of m mhele bachmann? is she electable? >> she is a great, wonderful woman. i got to know her a couple of weeksing a. and she's justt energetic, very smart. i think she's badly treated by the press, much as sarah palin is in my opinion, horribly treated. >> that "newsweek" cover. >> i thought the "newsweek" cover was a disgrace. >> let's talk about taxes. warren buffett made another splash saying it's not right, he
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a billionaire pays 17% in taxes when his secretaries and receptionists pay more. isn't he right about that? >> there's many different views on that and i can also tell you that a lot of people will go elsewhere to do business if you start taxing. >> but with a billionaire? >> i deal with wall street all the time. you will have a mass exodus. if you go back to certain companies -- for us to be subsidizing oil companies is absolutely insane. and, frankly, the oil companies really facilitate opec. the worst abuser w whave is opec. oil should be selling at $25 to $30 a barrel. george, the biggest problem we have. every time this economy gets a little bit of a head of steam they raise the oil prices on us. >> it sounds like this is where you part company with the tea party and many in the house. you would be willing to close those loopholes. >> absolutely. when explained to the tea party i can't imagine anybody is going to stick up
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for exxon mobil or some of these big oil companies making a fortune and paying relatively little in taxes. >> trump didn't sign on to buffett's plan. while he says he may be willing to pay higher taxes, his corporate colleagues are not. >> yeah, i'd be willing. i'd put country first. a lot of people don't necessarily put opportunity first. they're not necessarily patriotic. in many cases they're not patriotic. they're business machines and say, thank you very much, i appreciate you letting us know. we're moving to switzerland. you know howow much you get if they do that? nothing. >> more than half of the country today is willing to consider a third party candidate for president. i was talking to mayor bloomberg. he says it doesn't matter, the system is rigged. an independent cannot win. do you agree? >> i think it would be difficult to win. but the way the system is right now, with the republicans, everybody hates them with the democrats, everybody hates them. with the president who is doing a horrible job and his ratings are very low, i feel that an independent candidate could actually win.
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>> hard to win in the electoral college. >> if the right person ran, , ke trump -- if the right person ran, i believe that candidate could win. >> as for his past focus on president obama's birth certificate -- >> there is a real question about the birth certificate. >> trump says he got the president to release it. but then -- >> it was sort of strange that all of a sudden that for years and years he wouldn't produce it and then all of a sudden, when i put all that heat on him, he finally, begrudgingly -- >> but he did produce it. >> he produced something. he produced something. i don't know what he produced. but he proroced something. >> i can't believe you're raising a question about that. >> you're trying to do a little number and i think that's s ne but i will tell you two things. number one, i'm very proud of the job i did and i've gotten a lot of credit. and as far as what he produced, that's for others to determine. but they should look into it. >> you saw that twinkle when he talked about running. that's almost certainly not going to happen but he does want to play a role in the presidential race. >> that is apparent.
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all right, george, thank you. now to the latest twist in ththstrange story of the teen heiress caught in a plot that may have been masterminded by international businessman paul peters. she is now speaking out about her terrifying hours. trapped with what she thought was a bomb. sharyn alfonsi, you've been tracking this for us. >> yeah and we're hearing from maddy this morning. and we're learning more about the man arrested, paul douglas peters. apparently he had a taste for the finer things in life. for maddie pulver and her family an end to a terrifying mystery. >> maddie, how are you feeling? >> very relieved. >> reporter: outside her sydnene home last night, confident police tracked down the man who terrorized the 18-year-old two weeks ago. >> i'm pretty sure it's him. i'm pretty sure we've got him. >> we're feeling good. >> reporter: paul douglas peters might be the last person you'd expect to be charged with such a chilling crime. he's a well-educated investment banker from a privileged background, who enjoyed fine
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wine, polo and private flying inging lessons. he has three daughters, one the same age as madeleine pulver. >> anything you want to say to the pulver family? any words for madeleine? >> yeah it's all very surreal. >> reporter: pulvevewas studying for exams in her bedroom when a masked man walked in. according to just-released court documents, he told her, sit down and no one needs to get hurt. forcing a black box against her throat, looping a device like a bike chain and locking it to her neck. then attaching a ransom note to her and instructed her to count to 200. i'll be back. if you move, i can see you.
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she sat petrified for ten hours as police freed her only to find out it contained no explosives. prosecutors believe peters was trying to extort money from her father. apparently one of the wealthiest men in sydney. peters apparently once worked with a company with ties to him but it's unclear whether the two men ever crossed paths. >> this really goes to the mentality of the person committing the act. is is anger, this is rage and there may be a little personal in this. not personal perhaps toward madeleine, the 18-year-old but maybe it's personal towards the father. >> reporter: so how did police link peters to this? apparently the masked intruder left an e-mail address on that note and said once the family e-mailed he'd instruct how much money to send and where. police traced peters down after he logged into that account. not exactly genius criminal work there. >> no, it's not but thankfully looks like maddie is doing well. >> she looks great. >> thank you. to josh elliott for the other top stories developing right now. good morning, josh. >> good morning to you, robin. we'll begin with president obama voicing new concerns today over possible terror threats as the tenth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks approach. the president told cnn he believes a cooperative terror strike, as with 9/11, is less likely to occur than one carried
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out by a lone wolf. he said the biggest concern now is a massacre by a single person similar to what we just saw in norway. meanwhile, the body of a missouri toddler has been found in a canal near her home. we told you about breeann rodriguez missing for more than a week. a neighbor confessed to suffocating her. and throwing her body in the water. he is the father of three and lived just a few houses down from breeann's family. frightening moments at orlando's seaworld when lightning struck the discovery cove water park. eight people were hurt. no one, thankfully, took a direct hit. 19 people in the u.s. have died this year after being hit by lightning. finally, well, another blunder on the campaign trail for michele bachmann. she rolled into south carolina to elvis' song "promise land" then took a moment to pay tribute to the king. >> before we get started, let's all say happy birthday to elvis presley today.
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>> bachmann actually had her dates mixed up. tuesday, was in fact the anniversary of elvis' death. she did later correct herself, however. >> her heart was in the right place. >> i suppose. i suppose. >> i love the smile she had as she was doing it. let's get to melissa magee now from wpvi in philadelphia in for sam this morning. >> good morning, george. we'll start out with the relentless heat across the state of texas. once again your dallas high temperature, 105 degrees making this the 51st day of triple digit heat, houston, no better. over the next five days temperatures for the most part will be in the triple digits. some relief once we get into the weekend. temperatures there in the 90s, beautiful across the northeast today.
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>> and more of the nation's weather coming up in the next half hour. george? >> okay, melissa, thanks.
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as you know, kids all over the country are getting ready to head back to school, even in joplin, missouri, where communities were obliterated by that tornado three months ago. in a town completely destroyed, they made a promise to rebuild their schools and they're keeping that promise today. abc's david muir is there. david? >> reporter: when you see joplin nearly three months later it's really extraordinary. when you look at some of these neighborhoods they have tried to wipe the slate clean. foundations, all that remain in so many of these neighborhoo. they are also trying to do the same with the schools here. today is the first day the children are heading back. as we drive through joplin, in places it's hard to recognize where neighborhoods once stood. but that's not entirely bad here in a city desperate to turn the corner and today a giant step. how are you doing? we walk into this old strip mall. hi. today it becomes the high school. did you think this would be possible three months ago? >> yes, we did.
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>> reporter: you did. the superintendent here dr. c.j. huff is somewhat of a hero. he was convinced he could get schools opened on time and today he makes good on that promise. >> now, let's get to work. god bless. >> reporter:r:o many children red dirks and for them, quite a gift, waiting. >> here every backpack has a laptop for every student. >> reporter: every one of these back backpacks a laptop? >> yes. >> reporter: donated outfits. so many sewn by hand. to a special boy, i made this outfit for your first day of school. i hope you'll enjoy it. i'm praying you have a great day in school. love you. carol from texas. lone star love. >> what goes around comes around. someday if it's somebody else's turn, we'll be there for them. >> getting ready to start the school year. >> yeah. >> reporter: we first met laila after the tornado, sleeping with her entire family on red cross cots. their home destroyed, but they all survived.
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and today she is going back to school as a sophomore. >> i'm sure the first week of school is going to be a lot of hugs. >> reporter: so many smiling faces. donations from all over this country, really all over the world, buoying a community as it fights to come back. >> boy, that citithas so much spirit. >> it really does. so important for them to be back in school and on time. good for them. thinking of them still. coming up on "gma," tragedy in beverly hills. e shocking death of a reality star on "real housewives." what really happened behind the cameras? the dangers lurking in your local watering hole. what parents need to know before their children go swimming. it's a real important health alert. the "gma" exclusive you have to see. the woman who put her life in danger to bring down a black market baby ring.
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a teenager who was stabbed in a parking lot of a downtown san jose mcdonald's is suing the restaurant owners. he was attacked june 9th. the suit claims mcton 's is partially liable because they failed to have security and adequate staffing when they knew large crowd was gather in its parking lot. the owner is declining comment on the suit. a couple of issues. first marin county southbound 101 at lincoln stall blocking two right lanes. traffic bunched up from well before lucas valley road.
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880 oakland at oak street big rig blocking the lane there. >> when we come back mike
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check out this beautiful picture this morning clouds causing 50 minute flight delays in sfo. into the afternoon low to mid 90s in the east bay valley.
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80s south bay and north bay with 70s around the bay shore clouds back to the coast by noon. more summer warmth tomorrow before a cooling this weekend. >> news continues now sure, pulling the mold mildew, d grime from
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o takes a gentle, caring touch. before you can deep clean, you learn to get a feel for its trouble spots. and hey, if you can't listen to grout, you can't truly know its wants...its needs...its dreams. ♪call 1-800-steemer.♪ that is russell armstrong in a happy moment the husband of one of the real housewives of beverly hills. but in an shocking off-screen twist he was found dead
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apparently he hung himself. what pushed him over the edge? we'll get into that in a minute. >> you see them arguing a lot about their marriage in the show and the summer danger you need to know about before your kids go swimming again if they haven't headed back to school already. what could be lurkingn your local watering hole. >> this is a scary one. this debate over how young is too young to look sexy. the latest installment. they have push-up bras for girls. >> teens, yeah. >> there is a big toefrl over this a aittle bit. >> cup sizes. it was just worth it to see your face like that. that is ahead. the real tragedy for a reality show star. the shocking death of the husband of one of the r rl housewives of beverly hills. >> i watch the show every week. it was tough seeing this couple on screen together. they just didn't seem to get along to say the least.
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but it appears russell armstrong's problems ran even deeper than what we saw on the show. his lawyer says he was drowning in debt trying to support the real housewife's lifestyle. millions watched taylor and russell armstrong's marriage unravel on "the real housewives of beverly hills." >> ready? >> yeah. >> when he says it's time to go it's gem time to go. russell drives the bus in most of the relationship. >> reporter: she filed for divorce. los angeles police say russell armstrong hanged himself in this mansion at the age of 47. >> a real housewife of beverly hills found dead. >> reporter: they helped discover the body. behind the couple's on-air spats was a darker reality. taylor armstrong told "people" magazine "i felt like i was dying inside." she claimed he would grab her
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and grab her air. >> he said this show has pushed us to the limit. >> reporter: she claimed at a batter's women's shelter she was physically abused as a child. >> what many of you may not know i'm a child of domestic violence. >> once we realized she got to that point in her marriage she walked away. russell armstrong's attorney said they had big financial problems. >> it ail came crashing down like a house of cards. >> reporter: the armstrongs were facing a 1.5$1.5 million lawsuit and was inundated withebt and he claimed the show was straining his finances. >> they ended up running out of money because the show doesn't pay them enough to keep that persona in the real world. each month was a challenge to pay their $50,000 -- >> reporter: with a new season about to start -- >> i feel like a breaking.
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>> the real housewives are rallying around taylor and their young daughter kennedy. russell armstrong told a friend in the days before he died that reality tv had destroyed his life. bravo had no comment on that direct allegation. the show is currently in production and according to "hollywood reporter"" the network is waiting 24 hours as to whether they will postpone the seng season. >> thank you. joining us now is hollywood publicist howard bragman who represents two of the stars of "real housewives of beverly hills" and dr. january net tyler,tyler taylor. thank you both very much. howard, you know a lot of people are saying it's because of the show, pointing to the show and saying that led to the suicide. what do you think? >> i'm just not buying it robin. ultimately russell armstrong last to take responsibility for his life and his death. he wasn't a really wonderful
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guy. and what the reality situation does is shine a lot of light on that. if you have skeletons in your closet they're going to come out and that's exactly what happened to him. people take fame so callously in this country and say it would be great to be on a reality show but if you haven't lived a perfect life you can bet in this transparent world that is going to get out there. >> i see you shaking your head in agreement. there is something that russell said and he said this show has literally pushed us to the limit. he said that russell armstrong, to "people" magazine. talk to us about the psychological efffft it is -- it has on someone watching your life play out on television like thatat >> well, reality is real people and real problems but i think the bigger issue here is what pushes people to suicide. certainly he had the risk factors for it. he recently got a divorce, has financial pressure and the stress of the show and certainly added stressors play a part but most who commit suicide have an
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underlyiyi mood disorder whether depreseson or bipolar disorder and we can't comment on how he was personally but understand this was the tragic loss of a life and look at how to prevent that from happening. >> not making it solely about being on a tv show but should people be screened a little bit better going on these shows. >> most are screened and with reality we want to see over the top personalities which may not highlight how they cope but most are screened on reality shows. unfortunately suicidealty -- >> we don't know what bravo is going to do. right now it's scheduled to come back in a couple of weeks. how do you have the program back on and he is very much a part of it russell armstrong. >> i think you handle it with great dig think the and respect. the last thing you want to do is
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exploit this but don't want to avoid it and hopefully janet is right. you can can shine a light on some of the issues and see some that led up to it and if we can help others deal withh their problems before they get this bad, that would be a great benefit from the show and i think it can do that. >> as you said you represent two of the women on the program. when you talk to a client what do you tell them about going on a program lili this and how to be prepared for what could happen? >> i tell them to go in with their eyes wide open that reality tv is not always reality, that there are going to be situation, there are going to be pressures and you have to have a really good center and a good balance and understand who you are, what your merge limbs are and be willing to draw a line in the sand if the producers say we want you to do that you have to say that's not me. >> sometimes it's difficult for them because they're always trying to one-up the other, it seems. dr. taylor you work on a program where every day people
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can come on and solve their problems. how difficult is it, though to come on television and to expose your issues like that. >> what i found is most people don't communicate so whether it's a doctor's office or whether it's an office on a tv show, the opportunity for people to talk is important and i think you have to have parameters in terms of knowing who is maybe at risk to not come on and expose themself. we screen for individuals who may be psychotic or suicidal who really may not be together enough to push the limits and i think that's what we have to be conscious about especially as technology and social media. we are blurring the lines between reality and boundaries and have to keep that center as howard saiaiand come in with our eyes wide open. >> excellent points from both of you. back to tyler, thank you, howard thank you very much. time now for the weather and melissa magee from wpvi in for the vacationing sam champion.
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>> west coast, quite the light low in phoenix. impressive shots of lightning thanks to that monsoonal moisture which is typical this time of year. the threat will continue across phoenix. temperatures though in phoenix, 106. it is warming up. los angeles with a high temperature of 81 degrees. >> and that's the weather report. ititas been brought to you by amazon. >> melissa, you're getting a lot of shoutouts from your peeps back in philadelphia. they like the color and everything. >> woo-woo. >> can i get a woo-woo? all right, melissa. coming up, was's really lurking in the water where you'r'r swimming?
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today. we have a special summer health warning for parents. a tiny killer bug that breeds in freshwater ponds and lakes is being blamed for the death of two children who came in contact with the bug while swimming. abc news chief health and medical editor dr. richard
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besser is here with the details. it is a deadly parasite. >> it is. every common risk factor was there. summer month, southern states and the heat wave. that's what it can take to turn an incredibly common creature into a freakishly uncommon killer. these are amoebas. every swimming hole, lake and pond they live in. we're surrounded by them and most of the time you'd never know it. but 9-year-old christian alexander strickland of virginia, and 16-year-old courtney courtney nash developed an amoebic brain infection after summertime swimming. before they could be diagnosed they were dead. >> only a handful of cases that have been diagnosed early, appropriately treated and have survived. >> reporter: these parasites enter through the nose. they then make their way to the brain where they destroy brain
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tissue and cause meningitis, headache, fever and nausea in the first week. as t t condition worsens so do the symptoms. confusion, loss of balance, even hallucinations. doctors rarely suspect it and even early treatment is no guarantee of a cure. it's that serious. and that quick. the patient is gone in less than two weeks. >> fortunately this is a very, very rare occurrence. >> reporter: you know, that is so important to remember. this is incredibly rare. even with millions of people swimming in freshwater each summer, there are only three or four cases each year in the entire country. so amoebic brain infections are the medical equivalent of being struck by lightning. bubuso sobering for parents. >> anything you can do to lessen the risk? >> if you don't swim, you have no risk but i don't think you need to go there. the one thing you could do is use nose clips because this organism unlike any other enters through your nose so swimming in a freshwater pond you could put on a nose clip. the newest fashion trend stirring up controversy, push-up bras for teenagers may be telling teens they need to look too sexy too soon.
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well, we all have our very favorite food but how many of us would drive almost 3,000 miles to get them? it is what david schuller did. he went from his home in jackson, mississippi, to get that. apparently his own slice of heaven. town spa pizza in stoughton, massachusetts, where he loved the pizza so much he spent $1200 on a 150 pizzas and drove from stoughton to jackson. he got them partially cooked. so you cook them halfway, sack couple pack them then you get them back. >> where would you go? >> i would go as it turns out about 3,000 miles. we all rounded up our own food stops and here with my cull of favorites in-n-out burger as a
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proud californian, there is no finer burker in all of the land animal style. they are so wrapped up in making sure their ingredients are that fresh, they don't want -- if you open up one in times square irma's south southwestgrill best mexican i've ever had, so robin, you're up. >> the guy wasrying to get out of mississippi. i want to go back. shrimp po boar. this is the best from my place, pirate's cove and it is just -- mary maroney's, the gumbo and bobby will ship it to you. you don't have to drive. >> anywhere in maine for fried claims but little rock arkansas for stake at doe's eat place in greenville, mississippi. >> lara? >> far and why?
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>> i would go for stuffy's stuffed clams and walk across the street and get guacamole. >> but she'd do it in high heels. >> shows a little bit of a workout en. >> ole!
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. members of the santa clara city council unanimously passed a plan to keep its redevelopment agency going to help move the 49er stadium plan forward it preserves 15 million dollars the city receives in property and lease revenue if the agency is dissolved. the city would have to pay the state 11.2 million dollars by january. sunshine by noon. clouds still at the coast all afternoon, 60s there. 70s and 80s bay shore north bay south bay near 90 east bay valley. cooler this weekend. southbound 101, lane blocked by a motorcycle. -- >> the news continues
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♪ 'cause we going to rock this club we're going to go all night ♪ >> listen to this. taio cruz. our crowd outside times square. his concert friday. it is so big you'll need a ticket, and you can go to abcnews.com/gma to get all the information because as he said it's going to be "dynamame." >> every time we're driving in the car, they go like this. swerving off the road. also this half hour we're going to meet a brave woman who brought down a black market baby ring. she wanted a baby very badly from a surrogate but the fbi got suspicious. got her to wear a wire and she brought down this international syndicate selling infants, and taylor stein is going to join us in just a few minutes in a "gma" exclusive. >> to go undercover like she did. >> yeah, big story. all right. i want to ask a question. is this too much too young? there's a new controversy --
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controversy? controversy over teenage girls and how they're dressing. we're going to get into a fashion trend that is causing a lot of controversy. i know that, josh, you have a lot to say about it. >> it's absurd and i feel like we have to weigh in on this like twice a week. why are we doing this? >> no, girls, you can't do that either. >> just a blanket statement. >> so many of you weighed in, we finally do have a winner. tens of thousands of entries and tens of thousands of votes. unforgettable top ten list and in just a little bit we are going to reveal your most beauauful place. >> yeah. >> sort of a surprise winner, but, boy, what a stunning place it is. >> it was a great series. >> all right. >> and we're going to get to your amazing shot you made at the end of the program. >> what might you be discussing, robin? >> we'll get to that after the news. >> oh, that. oh, that shot. oh, that heaven sent piece of --
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>> well now that we've shown it we don't need to show it in the pop news. >> no. >> i will say thth, i am so embarrassed at how happy that made me.e. it was absolutely terrible. can we get to the news please? >> please. we are going to begin with that story in aruba. a possible motive has now emerged in the disappearance of an american woman and abc news learned exclusively they're looking into an insurance policy worth reportedly $1.5 million allegedly y ken out by robyn gardner's america traveling companion gary giordano. investigators also found blood behind a restaurant where the two were last seen together. > esident obama continues to the theme of this week's bus tour with a major speech after labor day. the white house announcing this morning that he'll unveil ways to help the economy and reduce the deficit. a new mexico man could be america's best and certainly bravest neighbor. when he saw a 6-year-old girl
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from his street being taken away by a strange man, he sprang into action and helped save her life. abc's abbie boudreau has the story. >> my little sister, she's missing. >> how old is she? >> she's 6. >> reporter: what began like a horror film with a child being kidnapped -- >> my little sister is missing. >> reporter: -- ended like a blockbuster when an everyday man became a superhero. >> we run to see what was going on and saw that he was taking a little girl. >> reporter: antonio chacon and his wife were just steps away from their 6-year-old neighbor in albuquerque new mexico when she was suddenly thrown into a minivan. >> i don't know what happened to her. >> reporter: as soon as they heard the xhegs, chacon hopped into action, hopping into his own car and chased the van "i decided to go for the little girl and bring her back to her mom." the alleged kidnapper,
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29-year-old phillip garcia, eventually crashed into a light pole and was arrested. officers found packing tape and tie-down straps hidden near the crash site. inside the van a glove, black satchel and a leatherman tool. >> the potential for what cod have happened to this young girl, i don't even want to think about it. >> reporter: chacon says he's doing what any good father would do, he says. for "good morning america," abbie boudreau, ababnews. >> hear hear. meanwhile, here's diane sawyer with a preview of tonight's "world news." diane? >> hey, good morning, josh. and as you know joplin was devastated by that deadly tornado. but you're going to see firsthand tonight on the first day of school what a lot of heart and a lot of generosity from around the world accomplished. you'll want to be there in joplin tonight on "world news" tonight. >> thanks, diane. finally might be the greatest story of all time.
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an australian lost his license for driving his cooler while drunk. he admits to having a few drinks while he built his motorized cooler. he's arrested while giving a test drive. said he didn't understand that would be a motor vehicle, that thing with a motor and wheels. the judge said it was. the judge also pointed out if he had just been drunk while riding a horse, he would have been okay. >> oh, wow. >> i have too many places to go here. >> no sense of humor. >> no. >> we can see it churning inside you. >> it was a low-speed endeavor. great. i dare you to top that, lara spencer. >> that's hard. the man is driving a cooler. doesn't get better than that. thank you very much and welcome, everybody, to the "pop news heat index," so would you like a new dr. seuss book? would you like it in a car? you can have it several ways because it will be here in 30 days.
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it is true, ten years after passing the magic, the new book containings several of his books published in redbook 60 years' "the biffilo seed" and other loss stories of dr. seuss will be available next month. oh, the stories we'll read. next up, in the words of the great michael sorrentino. >> that's the situation. >> yes, it is the situation, michael. apparently abercrombie & fitch has a situation with the situation. the clothing retailer is so unhappy the situation, aka, is wearing their brand, they have created a reverse endorsement deal offering to give him a substantial payment not to wear the brand. they also offered the deal to the other cast members saying an association with "jersey shore" is not exactly in line with the brand and if the cast agrees to the terms it will be a win/win situation.
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topped it a a right. love this one too. emmett thunder paws is trending online this morning thanks to this video in which he is so excited to see his best friend, a soldier home after nine months of deployment that he cannot help but hug him. standing on his back paws, he is 6 feet tall and weighs 140 pounds and is towering over his owner by half a foot, the owner does not seem to mind one bit and that is great. and, finally, a story about our own emmett thunder paws, josh elliott. on the video. we can't stop watching. at least josh can't. josh with a spot-on slapshot just like the 11-year-old boy did while pretending to be his twin brother but that got us thinking was i it really josh or his evil hockey ringer twin? josh, you have some splaining to do. >> that's where we're going?
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i have all my teeth and they're real. just need whitened. >> everybody you heard it from josh himself and that everybody, is "the pop news heat index." >> that favorite part of that is the screech. i have to -- in that moment, you're -- >> the chances of you making that we were like five seconds from going off the air. >> oh. >> i can't stop watching. i think it was a "sportscenter" top ten moment or something like that. >> we'll start calling you mr. august. >> it works. >> boy, that's what i get. >> let's get some weather. >> yeah please. >> melissa magee from wpvi from philadelphia. >> hey there, beautiful start to the morning in new york city, a birthday, ashley turning 8 today, and san diego loves "gma." we've got great weather out wet. not so great today. we are tracking storms
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now to the new bodywear stirring up a lot of debate as to when it too young to wear push-up bras and what kind of message are teenagers getting about self-image. linsey davis has been talking to parents about the controversy. ♪ ♪ do you want me do you need me baby ♪ >> reporter: it's called the drew. a push-up bra designed to boost more than just a young girl's confidence but add two cup sizes. american eagle calls it the double whoa and it has some doing a double take because this are bra is being marketed to girls as young as 15 years old. >> two cup sizes? yeah, no. no. i would not be okay with that. >> but to me it's a little too much for a 15-year-old girl. >> it's ridiculous and nobody needs that much padding. >> reporter: american eagle's website has one review where someone commented it gives so much push-up that other bras don't let me show off.
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other sites have multiple comments posted like that's what's wrong with the world today, young girls are rushed into being sexy by the clothing companies and, ah the hyper-sexualization of young girls, get them young so they feel insecure. "seven teen "sevenmean magazine -- >> girls want to be pretty but they don't want that i canny sexual attention but just feel good in their clothes and feel pretty and that's what she is bras are about. >> reporter: andndome moms agree. >> this is for a a teenage that has less confidence. >> reporter: when abercrombie & fitch was met with similar outrage, they pulled their push-up padded bikinis that tataeted 7-year-olds off the shelves and then there's this french line of lingerie for tiny tots recently featured by fashionista. its kiddie bras and underwear aimed at 4 and 12-year-olds is
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raising eyebrows. >> for pushing the sexiness on our teenage children is inappropriate. >> reporter: the question remains, is the push-back to these push-ups warranted or does it simply give young girls self-esteem an extra lift? for "good morning america," linsey davis, abc news new york. we want an expert to weigh in on this so we have back with our sexologist and author of "third base ain't what it used to be" dr. logan levkof. >> it seems like we keep asking this too soon, too young, too sexy. what is your take on this latest one? >> it's not really a big surprise that 15-year-oldses want to look sexy juggling all these feelings and desires. my problem with these and rhinestone thongs for young girls which we have out there too that's not really for them. it's about them being viewed by other people and that's the part that's so tricky. >> how about the boys? is it kind of what they are
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expecting and how they play into this. >> boys get their own doze of you're not good enough but not as ubiquitous as the ones for girls and boys start to assume girls have to look a certain way. anything that deviates from that is unattractive. and it sets up a real bigig gap between the genders especially when they're just starting to learn about each other. >> how does this affect a boy's perception of a young girl. >> it totally skews them and start to make them think their only value can in how they look and definitely not the message we want anyoneneo get. >> we were talking about this, logan. is it generational? it seems like every time every generation -- i can't believe you're wearing that or doing this. are we making too big of a deal or should we make a big deal of had. >> in cases like this we should make a big deal. not that we're showing new amounts of skink. we'll get past some of that but the messages you're not good enough. you've supposed to be look at and objecty tied by other people
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and no parent no care-giving adult should ever think that's okay. >> you talk about the parent the caregiver and i know somebody is like, oh, what do i do? do i talk to my child about this? how do i handle it so i get the outcome that's best for my child? >> i fear sometimes parents start to see all of this everywhere and think maybe i'm just being uptight. i shouldn't do anything about it. it's to the a big deal but i think we have avenue lost some of that instinct wall -- >> that's it. >> tell your child why you don't want them wearing this or feel that their beauty is measured by this. >> as we talked about before it's so helpful if you can talk and have the discussion. >> it's a back and forth. listen to them also and give your values too. >> different for everyone. it's n n one size fits all. what about the little tissue. >> tissue seems very pale in comparison. we don't want to make your teens
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feel like they have to be viewed in a certain way. >> thank you, as always. we want to hear from you. too sexy too soon or no big deal? vote now using the "gma" app on your smartphone or go to our website, as well. now to a "gma" exclusive. we were riveted by the story of taylor stein in "the new york post," a mother longing to adopt a second child. the road to adoption became something of a spy chase. taylor went undercover wearing a wire to bring down a ring of criminals selling babies. we'll talk to taylor in a minute but dan harris has the storm of a brave mom fighting incredible odds. >> this is one confident, happy, lovable baby. >> reporter: what taylor stein endured to bring home her son wren was truly extraordinary. >> i love you so much. >> reporter: stein lives in l.a. right now but she's originally from new york city a bold-faced name on the social circuit.
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severara years ago she decided she wanted to adopt a a second child and a friend introduced to her to an attorney named hilley neiman and she had a baby for another couple but the couple walked. >> i never knew the intended parents' names but i didn't have the appropriate information. i think when you're looking for a family or a child, i think we find ourselves incredibly emotional and vulnerable. >> reporter: she went forward with it wiring money to neiman but two weeks before the baby was born she got a call from the fbi. they told her they believed the people she was negotiating with were crooks. she ra greed to wear a wire and got neiman to make incriminate statements on tape. neiman and two others were arrested including ily national known attorney named teresa
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erickson. federal prosecutors say it worked like this. they recruited surrogate moms from t t u.s. for between $38,000 and 45,000 as and sent hem to the ukraine where the laws arereax to have the embryos implanted. when the sur greats reached the second trimester shot shopped the baby around to rich desperate couples. >> the price ranged from 100 to $100,000. >> the good for news taylor stein, she was able to not only get some of her uponack but she contacted the surrogate mom, paid her bills and was able to keep the baby. >> i do believe that wren makes us a complete family. for "good morning america," dan harris, abc news. >> what a beautiful boy and taylor stein joins us now. how is he doing. >> he's unbelievable. i feel like he knows what's going on. he's so aware and just rising to
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the occasion. >> he is just gorgeous. >> thank you. >> but let's get to this story, it does sound incredible. you're sounding very hard to adopt a baby in los angeles, no desperate,e,ou really want a baby then you m meet this woman, this attorney hilary neiman. what did you she say. >> i was going through the los angeles foster adoption system and it was complicated especially for a single mom. more trion than i've actually heard and when hilary contacted me, the timing was right. i was raw. i didn't know what to do and my girlfriend told me her attorney had a baby boy that had just -- become available, and she thought that he would be a good opportunity for me because i was looking for a boy or child who didn't have a home. >> you know that soundsstrange. you want a boy very badly and e comes up with a price, it was, what $180,000.
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that must have made you think what's going on. >> that was negotiated from the baby i lost prior. she had come to she with a baby before. >> you're willing to pay this because you want this baby boy and then the story gets a little bit stranger again, so that baby, they say, oh no that's not going to work out but we have a new boy. that's which was a little bit curious but, again, when you want a family and your dreams are sort of dangling like a carrot you just get caught up in emotion and lose your judgment and something seemed real and i suddenly became i don't know if i was obsessed but he was my son. >> two weeks before you're supposed to get him, you never met the mom, you get the call from the fbi asking for your help, and, you know, most of us wouldn't do in that situation. you agree to them them out and
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wear the wire but you wrote your own script. >> i did. the two kwib agents were great, they were like rock stars. this he came to me. you could tell they were very committed to this -- to this case and they told me what i wanted to say. i said after dealing with this attorney or a year she's not going to buy it. let me do it my way so i told them how i wanted to do it and rehearsed it and voila, they decided it was a good plan. >> and it worked out. >> yeah, we were working together high-fiving each other when we came up with a good idea. >> what was the great idea the ring is brought down. you keep wren he is doing fantastic but what do you want every other parent who wants a paeb in this situation. what do you recommend this do. >> this is a "new moon" technique. we'll see a lot more of these
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cases because there is such you know, a supply and demand problem. you know, there are a lot morore infertile couples, there's less of a stigma attached to single motherhood. single-sex couples so this is something we have to watch out for and i believe if transparency is not there there's something wrong. >> you have to know what you're getting into. taylor stein, thanks very much. >> thank you. we'll be right back.
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where will you be hitting your brakes? >> a couple of trouble spots westbound highway 4 at g accident motorcycle down just a little slowing past the scene. 80 westbound before powell accident in the left lane. toll plaza accident lane number 4. >> we'll check in with mike right after r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r r
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you'll be singing it all day and tomorrow you're going to see the great lmfao live ♪ >> lmfao and taio cruz friday. coming up this is the first -- >> that's not grinding by the way. >> that's not grinding? >> can we just go one day without grinding? >> staff meeting and everyone was telling me we had the story of a woman who gavee birth to a baby did not know she was pregnant. i have never been pregnant -- >> she had a baby before as well. >> lara is that possible? >> it was for this woman. an unbelievable story. i cannot imagine it. it's pretty clear, pretty early on for a lot of men, but you'll wait and listen. it's an amazing story and also this morning we are going to reveal your most beautiful
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place. josh and i visited four of the top ten, sam, emeril and cameron mathison filled in to show us the beauty of the other top six. thousands upon thousands of you guys voted and you picked your number one. it's kind of a surprise, right, you guys the number one spot? beauty of a spa and we'll reveal it coming up on "gma." >> again, it's what you selected to be the most beautiful place. we're going to bring in juju chang. juju! >> hello. >> group hug. group hug. feel the love. >> i know. >> they've been married hady edied 43 years. there are people that feel they can predict the future. you're working on a "nightline" special in prime time. >> there are psychics who make a lucrative living of predicting
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the future. there are others who just dabble ininelling a few, you know ghost stories basically but regardless, the question is can any of them prove that they have psychic powers in a controlled seting? well, we worked with one foundation that put $1 million in the bank to put that question to the test. calling all psychic, abc's interns are spreading the word. there's a million dollar cash prize for anyone who can demonstrate supernatural power. the man with the checkbook self-taught mentalist. a half dozen psychics volunteered to take the test including a medium tarot card reader and palm reader. after confirming it does exist let's meet our first contestant. >> i'm jesse bravo. i'm a stockbroker byy day. but by night i'm a psychic and i speak to dead people. >> a psychic stockbroker.
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>> reporter: how is your portfolio. >> it's okay. >> reporter: are you crazy? >> i think we're all crazy. >> reporter: here are the rules for jesse's test 12 envelopes, photos of 11 random people and one very famous dead person. to win jesse has to locate that dead person 9 out of 12 times. hi, jesse. go ahead. thank you very much. the odds of winning by luck are about 1 in 5 billion but jesse, of course, isn't counting on luck. >> what i tried to ask, whoever is gone please show me what sort of envelope they're contained in? >> reporter: but the spirits didn't answer. jesse's first pick was this girl and she's very much alive. attempt after attempt. >> this one is a live person. >> reporter: strike two. >> we know he's dead. >> i'm considered very good at what i do and, boy, am i
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bombing. >> reporter: after another failure. >> internally i was crumb inging. >> it's jest's last chance. >> i'm trying different techchques. >> this one is. >> it's right. >> it's right. >> reporter: he might have failed but he says it was with the test itself. >> asking an envelope an inanimate object to answer a question is a tough thing to do and maybe there's other people that can do that. i'm not one of them obviously. next up two more contestant a tarot card reader and palm reader. their tests require 12 subs. we get short written biographies from each subject. >> cover everything from past tense, present tense, a little bit of their character, whether they're humorouss or serious type person.
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one other thing. >> we want to hide ring callouss. you can tell so many things from the fingernails and hands. >> i'm strict orders whether not to reveal somebody will win but i interviewed a psychic afterwards who did not win and i said do you believe you're not psychic. she said, no. is there any that would prove to you you're not psychic? >> she said, no absolutely not. >> there are the believers and nonbelievers. >> the believers and nonbelievers don't just lend themselves to the people psyching help but it really is -- i sat down with the arguably the world's most renown reader and there's been a question i dogged me for a quarter of a century and i sat with him and he said that as well. he said, look for all the naysayers, i don't really care.
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there are certainly enough who do believe. >> can i tell you josh's story, it was so powerful. >> he was sharing it with me yesterday. it's beyond belief. 9:00 central, 10:00 tonight on abc. josh, okay to have you. juju always nice to have you. >> robin, guy, good morning. folks from all over. beautiful tart here in new york city, folks in florida, detroit and boston as well. we'll get you wls courtesy of our affiliate in chicago, clouds are moving on in but a quiet start, showers are likely by the afternoon. we'll take you from coast to coast starting out across the east coast and atlanta, 90 degrees, still hot in dallas with a high of 105. strong storms on the way in denver, hot but till not bad in phoenix with some thunderstorms later.
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>> this weather report has been brought to you by dove's beauty bar. robin. >> i'm way over here. i'm way over here. i'm so far away. great to have you here. >> you too. >> all right. can you believe this happened from time to time. a woman who did not know she was pregnant. one young mother's startling story, ah but she delivered a
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welcome back. can you imagine being pregnant the entire nine months only to wake up one day and give birth and not know it. tlc has a new show dedicated to this called "i didn't know i was pregnant" in its second season. it's more common than you can imagine. >> it was the most unreal experience i've ever felt in my entire life. >> reporter: last year 31-year-old andrea curry put on an extra ten pounds age couldn't figure out why. >> i thought i was just gaining weight because i had been stressed about a few things. >eporter: she had already given birth once to a healthy
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baby boy named tyler, so she thought she knkn pregnancy signs. >> when i was pregnant with my first son, i didn't get -- the reason i found out i was pregnant was because i stopped getting my period. i was having morning sickness. >> reporter: what andrea didn't know was that two years after giving birth to tyler, she was pregnant again. take a look at the difference. this is andrea during her first pregnancy and this is andrea during her second. >> i had my period the whole time so nothing really shot up a red flag in my mind that i would have been pregnant. >> reporter: until one night last october. >> my back pain really started when tyler and i were e here playing. i didn't know whatatas going on, so i iecided to call 911 as the pains proceeded to get a lot worse. >> reporter: her fiance brad helped her make that horrifying
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call. >> i need an ambulance. >> what's going on? >> she's having severe abdominal pain and she's kind of bleeding and she's about to pass out, i think. >> do you think she's having a miscarriage? >> i said i've never had a miscarriage before so i don't know what that would be like. >> okay. is she still conscious right now? >> yep. >> she is still breathing, right? >> yep, she's standing up. she's just in a lot of pain and she feels like she needs to push something out. >> reporter: an ambulance arrived a few minutes later as tlc re-creates in tonight's episode of "i didn't know i was pregnant" and not long after that, a very unexpected new family member arrived. >> the one ambulance lady in the back was telling me that she saw a head and an umbilical cord there. >> reporter: fortunately the baby was healthy and happy. his name, alex. today, brad and andrea couldn't be happier with their new son, and andrea has managed to put the past behind her while learning some valuable lessons.
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>> having alex was, you know, a shock, but it was also, you know, one of the greatest things in the world. unfortunately, it had to be done in this way, but ever since he's been in my life, it's just been so much more happiness, and i couldn't have asked for a better family. >> and the new season of tlc's "i didn't know i was pregnant" begins tonight. but coming up next wherere is "gma's" most beautiful place in america? you chose it. we reveal it, and josh knows it coming up next on "gma."
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dancing there. people are dancing there, lara. >> that's right. >> here we are. we are so happy this morning after a long, long trek through a summer trying to find america's most beautiful place. we narrowed it down to ten, the soaring mountains and the beautiful lakes, the seashores and all the rest. almost 100,000 votes of yours later we have our most beautiful place in america. i am proud to announce it is sleeping bear dunes, michigan. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> spectacular sunsets, regal mountaintops, breathtaking blue waters. you sent us thousands of images of your most beautiful places in america. and it was hard work, but somehow we managed to narrow them down to ten of your favorites. asheville, north carolina aspen, colorado cape cod massachusetts, destin, florida, grand teton, wyoming.
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lanikai beach, hawaii, newport, rhode island, point reyes, california, sedona, arizona, and sleeping bear dunes, michigan. we showed you the sites, and then thousands more of you told us which was your favorite. your most beautiful place of 2011 is the sleeping bear dunes national lakeshore. "gma" viewer jim nominated it saying it is peaceful and serene where gazing out into the world and realizing that the universe is truly a majestical and magic history and humans are just a very small part of it all. a remarkable landscape crafted by ancient glaciers, 64 miles of sand, 26 inland lakes, 2 islands, countless shipwrecks and, of course those monumental sand dunes, but the beauty of this area doesn't stop with the sensational scenery.
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the small town surrounding the park are full of the makings for a perfect vacation. charming architecture, cozy inns and especially lots of good food. >> mm-mm. >> good? >> really good. >> reporter: one of the biggest fans of upper michigan just happens to be one fof our favorite chefs, mario batali and his go to place for a bite a special place called "heart and vine." >> i spend my entire summer here on lake michigan because it is beautiful, because it has farmers, because it has great food artisans and great products and magnificent fresh water. >> how far would you say we are from the lake right now? >> probably a mile and a half. >> reporter: a mile and a half dreshgly over from the lake. lake michigan center of beauty magnificent place. >> reporter: for a sweet treatat pop in to this cherry-themed store. >> you're in the largest cherry growing region of the world. >> reporter: he prides himself
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on being something of a willy wonk ya. he has over 170 products for sale. >> dried cherries. cherry salsa, cherry gin, cherry nut mix, cherry peanut butter cherry icecream obviously cherry pie cherry baked goods. >> reporter: and work it all off you'll want to stop by crystal river outfitters. each day countless people paddle down the crystal river but before you leave town, make sure you head one final time to see those great dunes. to really appreciate why you voted the sleeping bear dunes national lakeshore this year's most beautiful place in america. >> just gorgeous. >> it is absolutely gorgeous. i do -- look, you know, we don't plan them. we have a couple shoutouts to give to your great states. very proud, michiganders right there and somebody else
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now joining us via skype about his special love affair with the most beautiful place in america is, well, our chef and yours, mario batali. mario, how are you? again, we heard the love you have for this place, but what is your connection to sleeping bear dunes? >> well, my wife susie went to college there and we started coming up to visit some of her friends maybe a decade ago and we started by renting one week then two weeks then suddenly we fell in love with the place and spent the entire summer in paradise. >> is it fair to say somebody who has seen the world, whahat struck us when we did the piece is that it looks like nothing else in america. >> it is remarkable in its beauty, in the p pple, in the farmland, in the way that they conserve their beautiful nature. it is a remarkable place and it's kind of like mayberry, just perfect little americana. >> mayberry with cherries, mario. we better put them down. tell us about this amazing breakfast you brought us. we're already starting to eat it here. cherry crostata. >> you're looking at a cherry
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crostata made with a cherry jam butter and olive oil, very simple to make and buy your cherry jam made here at the peninsula. >> it's lara. i think there's more than a little butter in this, my friend. it is delicious. question for you, when you go swimming there, how cold is the lake? >> i would say right now we're in the high 70s, low 80s. when it's a hot day and cooler than that but it is refreshing and perfect and clear and you can see all the way to the bottom even when it's 30 feet deep. it is truly magnificent. >> mario, i do want to ask, as well, the dune the place it's named after, we're told the views of the lake from the top of those dunes is absolutely singular. >> well, you're overlooking the manitou island. there's a drop-off of about 200 feet. the kids run down and run back up. s it outstanding. >> what's for dinner tonight? >> look, overlooking this
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beautiful place from an old-style cottage. the cook makes our dinner. >> if we leave right now, we coululjust about make it. again, joining us from america's most beautiful place mario
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like enter, fill out the form. if you win, all expenses paid to new york to see "the lion king." it is incredible. >> we asked earlier are push-up bras for teens too soon? you voted. i want to meet the 15% who say it's no big deal. 85% of you said too sexy too
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soon. robin will to leave early so for robin roberts and all the e st of us, good-bye.
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schools growing list of places hit by copper thieves
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this summer. there were four thefts in the past week. >> we see a lot of grey this morning. >> this afternoon lots of sun. the coast in the 60s. 80s in the north and south bay. more summer warmth tomorrow before a cooling trend this weekend. northbound 101 accident reported at 280 and southbound before bay shore another accident. 280 southbound daily city at ocean accident block the right lane. >> next newscast announcer: it's "live with regis & kelly." today, a performance from academy award-winning actor jeff bridges. and get ready for your pop quiz in new puppy 101 as we co

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