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>> state agency in alabama found harper lee was not manipulated to publish her sequel to "to kill a mockingbird." there were concerns that the 88-year-old, lee, was pushed in to releasing go set a watchman that was released before mockingbird. it is a best seller on amazon and comes out in july. turning to the "rolling stone" article about a young woman alleging she was a victim of gang rape at uva. what the magazine is saying about the alleged victim. >> the fraternity at the center of the scandal is threatening legal action. abc's david wright has the details. >> reporter: in "rolling stone's" article this was a house of horrors phi kappa psi
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where jackie a uva student attending a party was gang-raped by a bunch of frat boys. or she so she claimed. "rolling stone" retracted the story. the reporter apologizing to readers, to uva and victims of sexual assault but not to phi kappa psi. now threatening to sue, saying clearly our fraternity and its members have been defamed. columbia journalism school released a blistering investigation. commissioned by "rolling stone." it details a series of failures. among them the magazine failed to contact jackie's alleged attackers or some of her friends who are cited in the story. those friends later spoke to abc news. >> the whole conversation described in the article absolutely never happened. >> reporter: police aren't ruling out something awful may have happened to jackie. still "rolling stone" is not firing the reporter or her editors. instead the publisher appeared
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to blame jackie, calling her an expert fabulous storyteller. >> would you disagree with any suggestion this is jackie's fault. >> whosz fault is it ultimately? >> her reporter the editor, the editor's boss and the fact checking department contributed to this failure. >> reporter: it is not just "rolling stone's" reputation but willingness of other sexual assault survivors to come forward and tell their stories. that sends "rolling stone's" bombshell backfired. david wright, abc news, new york. coming up in our next half hour the big move by starbucks. hear about this, the quarter billion dollar commitment to their employees, offering free college tuition for four years with no catch. could this be a new trend? in corporate citizenship. >> that's awesome. a date with destiny the reunion tour in the works. now we have reason to dance like reena. take us to break, reena ninan.
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sure she runs the town now but before queen b was crowned remember the group destiny's child. >> fans got a surprise when they recently reunited on stage and reason to we are "up all nightline" with juju chang. >> reporter: they are the trio who brought the world hits like survivor. say my name. >> bootylicious. >> and who could forget bootylicious. could destiny's child bring back the music?
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the daily mail reporting after ten years of being apart the group is planning to reunite. it wouldn't be the first time destiny's child has thrown a curve ball. beyonce and kelly and michelle, they surprised the audience at the stellar gospel music awards. ♪ >> reporter: singing williams new song "say yes" and two years ago at the super bowl. the group was together again. ♪ all the single ladies ♪ >> strutting their stuff to queen b's "all the single ladies." michelle told entertainment tonight, destiny's child does love the unexpected. >> we don't want people to know. you know. we love having those moments where we can rehearse in secret and silent and then say ah-ha, we are back together. >> she didn't talk about a tour or album. one thing is certain reunion tours can be a license to print money. >> back street's back all right.
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>> they brought back hits like everybody. ♪ everybody ♪ >> reporter: on their 2014 tour and picked up $32.8 million. ♪ you got the right stuff baby ♪ >> reporter: new kids on the block reunited in 2008. proving they still had the right stuff. raking in $35 million. and just a few months back on "good morning america" -- >> we're going back on tour this summer. >> reporter: they announced a re-reunion tour. as for destiny's child, there are no confirmed plans for a nostalgia tour just yet. but if there is any truth to the rumors they could have crowds jumping again soon. ♪ juju chang, abc news, new york. >> look forward to that. i thought they were fantastic together. >> get tickets. >> yeah. >> we don't hang out enough outside the set. >> you're right. >> tickets on sale now? >> the tour is not official yet.
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>> time for "the mix." we didn't fill out brackets for the ncaa championship but most of america may have been beaten out by a sixth grader from lake zurich, illinois. this is the cutie pie. sam holtz. he was able to pick all four teams accurately in the final four from 11.5 million people who picked out brackets. he's now tied for first place. they are going to have a tie breaker. and if he loses he will get $20,000 as a gift card to best buy. >> oh, wow. >> pretty good, huh. >> if everybody -- if they are a tie, both get a little something. >> i would hope so. >> but a sixth grader got the final four -- >> a lot of people say it is luck but he did a lot of studying to make sure he got it right. >> say that now.
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well-played, sixth grader. >> i'm going to call him next year. >> well-played. we love the dog video. let's -- we talked about yesterday. didn't get to it. a little guy playing ping-pong. how's he doing? >> i don't see a ball. oh, good. >> good. >> better than i do, yeah. great. >> this is -- we don't know a lot about this little guy and where this video came from. it is on-line and people thought it was interesting. this is a border collie which i'm told is a pretty smart dog. >> sure seems like it. >> considered one of the smartest breeds. plays ping-pong, basketball, football, cricket, probably can do it. >> better athlete than me. >> than most out there. >> how do you know it is a he. it could be a she. >> my apologies. i go with what my producer gives me. look. >> he/she. >> you caught me in a sexist moment. >> that i did. straighten it up for america.
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red dit did a survey of the five hardest words in the english language -- phenomenon. to pronounce. >> we know this. >> number four brewery. >> brewery. >> where beer is made. >> people have a difficult time with brewery? >> you said it again. >> squirrel. >> squirrel number three. >> that's not a problem. squirrel. >> number two. >> specific. >> specific. >> some say pacific. my brother used to say it. it is kind of hard. this is truly a hard one. how do you pronounce this one. >> worcestershire.
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worse-ter-sheer. i'm sure it's shire. >> they say it is supp
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this morning on "world news now," deliberation day in the boston bombing trial after emotional closing arguments. the case going to the jury today. what attorneys on both sides tried to prove in this high-profile case. family tragedy. did an unpaid power bill have anything to do with the death of eight people in their home? what investigators are now uncovering. free tuition. the big perk from starbucks to employees who want a college degree. the big announcement and the big question, is there a catch? and a little later, throw back dance. "dancing with the stars" contestant suzanne somers wants everyone to remember some retro moves from "three's company." that's in "the skinny" on this tuesday, april 7th. ♪ >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now."
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good morning. >> i'm excited to be back. >> by all means. please talk to the people. >> you don't mind, do you? >> not at all. >> so it's over, huh? so the basketball thing is over now. >> sadly it's over. yeah. it was a good tournament. did you watch the game last night? >> i was watching "dancing with the stars." it was an incredible night. >> "dancing with the stars" didn't go until 11:30. >> the game ended at 11:30. >> i thought with a basketball game you have to tune in at the beginning. >> you can watch the second half, you can pick it up in the middle. >> like a movie, you can't pick it up halfway through. >> stop. >> beginning, middle and end. >> that's a no. you didn't see a second of it. >> no. >> you know who won? >> duke university. >> look at you get excited because you knew the answer. >> coach k. >> wow! how much more. keep going. >> that's it. >> reena and i haven't hung out on the set for sometime. you had duty in london and i had
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duty on "gma." we haven't seen each other in a while. forgive us we are excited. ♪ reunited ♪ >> let's get to the top story. >> let's get to it. we got to snart start no boston. big day today. very big day. the boston marathon bombing trial. jurors are set to deliberate this morning. >> at this point what needs to be decided is if dzhokhar tsarnaev is guilty. the punishment will be the big question if the is found guilty. marci gonzalez reporting for us. >> reporter: some of the final images and words left with the jury, graphic and heart wrenching. during closing arguments, the prosecution replayed videos and showed pictures of the boston marathon bombings and the bloody aftermath. pointing at defendant dzhokhar tsarnaev saying he and his brother tamerlan considered themselves to be soldiers and they were bringing their battle to boston. also focusing on the anti-american words the 21-year-old defendant reportedly scrawled on the inside of the
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boat before he was captured. quote stop killing our people and we will stop" countering the defense's claim that tamerlan was the mastermind and dzhokhar was under his brother's influence. >> they needed to prove as the defense is trying to show otherwise the younger brother was a true partner in every part of this. >> reporter: the defense team, led by attorney judy clark, who successfully fought to keep past clients, including ted. kaczynski off of death row. hoping to spare tsarnaev's life with 17 out of the 30 charges he faces carrying the possibility of the death penalty. defense trying to convince the mostly female jury tsarnaev's role was different from his brother's but adding, quote, there's no excuse. no one's trying to make one. planting bombs at the boston marathon was a senseless act. if tsarnaev is found guilty, the trial will move to the sentencing phase, which could last several weeks. marci gonzalez, abc news, boston. >> marci, thank you so much. prosecutors are calling for the death penalty in a north carolina case. they say they have strong
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incriminating against craig hicks charged with killing three muslim students in february. near the university of north carolina. there's been question whether the shootings were an escalation of a parking space debate or a hate crime. an unpaid electric bill and gasoline generator may have started the chain of events that led to the death of eight family members in maryland. seven of them children. abc's jim avila has more. >> reporter: it started as a missing person's report. a concerned citizen called police in princess anne, maryland to say a co-worker had not shown up. police found no problems at the house but went inside to find the adult was dead and the farther they walked in the worse it got. seven children, ages 6 to 16 also dead. apparent victims of the silent killer with no smell or taste carbon monoxide gas. it happens way too often. more than 400 deaths, 20,000 injuries every year due to carbon monoxide poisoning says the centers for disease control. from a restaurant in long island
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new york where the manager died in a basement and 27 workers and customers were treated with headaches and dizziness. to a motel in north carolina where a rusty pipe poured the deadly gas in to hotel rooms, killing two guests. only about half of the states in the u.s. require the use of these detectors. they cost as little as $15. police report the home where the bodies were found had no electricity. and a gas generator was being used for heat. jim avila, abc news, washington. another defendant has been added to the terrorism case of fwleek lynn men accused of plotting to support isis. the fourth is said to be arraigned tomorrow accused of raising money for the 19-year-old defendant to travel to syria. court papers say he encouraged others to take part in jihad. all four are immigrants of former soviet republics.
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we are getting a first look in the college in kenya, the scene of a terror massacre. you can actually see shoes and other personal items littering the campus. there are blood stains on the walls and floors. 148 people were killed in the al shabaab attack, which targeted christians. the kenyan military has launched air strikes in retaliation. an extraordinary rescue operation from a quick-thinking group of good samaritans all coming together on a russian subway station. dozens of commuters -- look at what is happening here. these are commuters in moscow. they grabbed ahold of a train after a woman's foot -- you can kind of make it out there --got stuck between the platform and they rocked it back and forth until the 70-year-old woman was free. that is good -- look at that. that is a cool scene there in moscow. they came up with the idea, foot came free. the 70-year-old lady is doing fine. but that's cool to see. folks coming together to make sure she's all right. two hikers had to be rescued after they got stuck above the pacific coast highway in malibu. ladder truck had to be used to
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bring the two women to safety. didn't appear to be hurt but had to be checked out just in case. millions of students on spring break but you wouldn't know it in parts of wisconsin. take a look. snow coming down there yesterday. the day after easter. the ground was warm enough to melt as it fell on to the ground. other areas were slammed up to seven inches of snow. i can't believe it. >> still snowing. it is full on spring now. fully in to spring and our forecast today, more snow in the northern great lakes. the big stories on the west coast, california could get drought relief with four inches of rain around san francisco. heavy rain along the 95 corridor in the east. summer like along the gulf coast. 60s los angeles to denver. 40s in minneapolis, chicago and boston. 80s, dallas, kansas city, new orleans and miami. well, the whole idea of a stadium with a retractable roof is no rain delays, right? that's the whole point of it. why was the braves-marlins game halted by rain?
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because the roof was open when the rain began. it takes 15 minutes to close the thing. the first rain delay. the president is taking blame. actually the first ever rain delay at marlins park and the team president is taking the blame because rain was not in the forecast, too. >> like having a convertible and getting rained on. >> hard but most convertibles don't take 15 minutes to close it up. >> yeah. >> so you want to blame the weatherman they didn't tell us it was coming or we didn't pay attention. >> i think you have to blame the folks -- >> there it s. congratulations to the duke blue devils national champions. 71,000 folks packed in to lucas oil stadium there in indianapolis to see the blue devils take on the badgers of wisconsin. badgers had a nine-point lead and looked good in the second half. duke came back pretty quickly because of two freshmen. one of them tyus jones, over a minute to go gets this thing going. here the celebration kicks off 68-63 wrapping up the fifth national championship for coach
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k who got his 1,000th win as a coach earlier in the season. congratulations to them. wild opening day antics, famous race at the nas als game. the first race of the season yesterday getting right down -- down right violent. >> that's george washington in the lead. here's the easter bunny. glad my daughter did not run in to this easter bunny. takes him to the ground and teddy roosevelt takes the lead. stopped short of the finish line. bunny came from behind. goodness, are kids watching this? >> yes. >> the opening day winner william howard taft. the presidents will be back racing again tomorrow night. hopefully the easter bunny is not there. does he show up for a second day? >> i hope not. >> i don't think security should let him in. "the skinny" is coming your way. christie brinkley black and blue after an unusual mishap in vacation paradise. also ahead, the little girl who got the president's attention writing a letter and asking a very good question. his response and special
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>> major move by its employees. this is great. free college tuition for four years. >> the company's investment in education described as a sincere effort to give back to their community. abc's rebecca jarvis has more. >> reporter: the price of college is skyrocketing. look at these numbers. 30 years ago in 1985, one year of college cost about $8,000. but today, it's more than double to nearly $19,000. forcing many american families in to serious debt. the typical undergrad leaving school with nearly $30,000 in student loans. and now howard shultz, the ceo of starbucks, first in his family to go to college, is sharing his solution -- a bold new offer you'll hear first on abc news. >> no catch. if you have a high school degree and you are working at starbucks more than 20 hours a week you now have access to free college tuition. >> reporter: starbucks partnering with arizona state university offering full tuition
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coverage for all four years. giving employees access to 49 on-line degree programs from nursing to software engineering. no strings attached. shultz says it's not a pr stunt. >> we have to do more for our people. companies are in business to not only make a profit but take care of our people and serve our community. and that is what this is about. >> reporter: starbucks expecting to send 25,000 employees to college over the next decade. a $250 million commitment. only a handful of employers offer full tuition reimbursement. most are tech companies like intel and united technologies. >> the american dream and the promise of america can't be for a select few. it must be for everyone. companies and in this case starbucks has to figure out a way to crack that code. >> reporter: rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> good move. >> give us the number. how many are eligible. >> 144,000.
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>> i hope every single one of them take them up on this. this is great that companies do this and people take advantage. >> sounds good. coming up, "sesame street" meets "game of thrones." we'll see if anyone loses their head. >> i'm curious about that one. gwyneth paltrow's latest venture. this one involving "hustler." what? "the skinny" coming up. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ >> okay. in case you missed it video later in the week and you'll see why she's losing it right now. stuff in the commercial break i wish i could show you. get caught up on what is happening the ballroom. "dancing with the stars" i didn't see a second of it. the ncaa championship was on. >> it was good. >> a little thing called the ncaa championship. i'm told it was good stuff. pretty intense. theme of the night, my most memorable year led to emotional performances from the competitors. they bared their souls on the floor and one of the most memorable performances of the night, suzanne somers. ♪ come and knock on our door ♪ come and knock on our door we have been waiting for you ♪ ♪ we have been waiting for you where the kisses are hers and hers and his ♪ three's company too ♪
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>> glad the game was on. >> she is paying homage to the show that launched her career "three's company." she paid tribute to her co-star late john ritter. that was a sweet moment. her fox trot was a fan favorite and garnered 28 out of 40 from the judges and noah galloway who is fan favorite. he happened to lose a tooth in rehearsal. >> wow. >> one of the best performances of the night. in 2005 he lost his arm and leg in the military. ♪ ♪ freedom don't come free ♪ >> standing "o" from the judges and the whole room. they gave him only 32 out of 40. and michael sam danced the rumba. his performance dedicated to last year when he publicly came out as a gay man. ♪ i'm not my father ♪ >> unfortunately it wasn't enough for sam as he and his
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partner peta were eliminated after pulling in a score of just 30. >> all right. we are less than a week away from the start of the fifth season of the hit show "game of thrones" who better to help us to get pumped up for the premier than "sesame street." >> it was less violent than the hbo version but grover and his pals did an excellent job recreating the world of the most notable characters. >> i may be sad because we lost. >> i am sorry little -- oh, a mommy of dragons? no need to get hot under the diaper. >> instead of "game of thrones" they played game of chairs. better known as musical chairs. >> like anything related to "game of thrones" we are trying to leave out spoilers here but one of the contestants lost their head if you will. original uptown girl christy brinkley had an accident on vacation but is not letting it keep her down.
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the 61-year-old. >> she's 61. >> this cannot be right. must be wrong copy. she has been amazing us by looking as good as she did in the 1983 video for the billy joel hit but she got roughed up trying to do some good. >> here she is enjoying some vitamin d, r&r as she put it. she posted a pic on instagram and posted this, a shot of her with a black eye and nasty cut. what happened? >> she explained they had to take a detour to miami for cat scans and stitches following an accident trying to save a bird. with an ice pack to her face it is unclear how she was injured but we are glad she's recovering and wish her the best. >> we do wish her the best. gwyneth paltrow let's tell you the latest venture. some fans of adult magazine hustler not happy. she plans to bulldoze the hustler store to build a club. >> the club will be private, members only will replace the
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rather difficult for president obama to read to everyone at story time. >> what you may not have heard about is one little girl who was at the event wants to change the face of history and american currency. abc's david muir with the story. >> reporter: the president was reading "where the wild things are." they were screaming about something else. >> oh, no, it's a bee. >> reporter: it's a bee the president said and kept going. even looking to his team. somewhere in that crowd was someone else. braving the bees and brave enough to do something else. the reason she was at the white house was this letter. 9-year-old sofia from massachusetts. dear mr. president, i'm writing to know why there aren't many women on the dollar coins for the united states. i think there should be more women on the dollar coin for the united states because if there were no women there wouldn't be men. she goes on to say, please write back, sofia. she provided names, rosa parks, eleanor roosevelt, michelle
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obama. she heard back. dear sofia, the women you listed make up an impressive group and you are impressive too, sincerely barack obama. and reporting with her brother. >> this is my brother cole. >> i'm so proud of my sister. >> sofia waiting. >> i hope we can get a woman on the $20 bill. >> reporter: hoping to get a woman on the $20 bill. david muir, abc news, new york. >> i'm with her. 100% with her. never think of that and takes a child to point that out. >> a smart, savvy woman. the benjamin's on the 20. >> oh, well, talk about smart. savvy. >> look happy to be on the 20. wow. >> better the 20 than $1 bills. >> go ahead, reena. you see that? >> oh, boy. don't miss our updates on facebook at wnnfans.com. >> put her on a dollar bill, y'all. >> announcer: this is abc news "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades.
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good morning i'm reena ninan. here are some stories we are following on "world news now." for the fifth time the blue devils are the national championship of men's college basketball. came from behind to beat the wisconsin badgers 68-63 and the guys who made it happen for duke, some of the team's youngest players, freshmen. full details ahead. today republican senator rand paula nouns he's running for president. paul is a first-term senator from kentucky swept into office on a wave of tea party support. carbon monoxide from a generator is the likely reason why a maryland father and his seven children died from carbon monoxide poisoning. their power had been shut off recently because of an unpaid bill. phi kappa psi will pursue legal action against "rolling stone" magazine for an
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error-filled article about an alleged rape at the university of virginia. those are some of our top stories on this tuesday, april 7th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning to you. let's begin with the dramatic end to this year's march madness, which, by the way, thank you, you taught me everything i know about march madness. >> that's not a lot. i feel bad. you knew two before. we got somewhere this year. this is great. folks, if you missed this game you should be ashamed of yourself. >> there was "dancing with the stars" on. give people a break. >> it was over at halftime, before halftime. >> are you sure? >> sure of it. yes. i got the abc alerts. i knew what was going on. duke, everybody right now is happy on that campus. duke comes back. fifth championship. there's coach k. got his 1,000th win earlier the season and fifth national championship. big year for him and they had a
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big, big public celebration last night and another big one today. abc's alex perez was at the game. hello to you, alex. >> reporter: hey, t.j. and reena, an exciting night here in indianapolis. the game turning out as predicted. a complete nail biter. in the end, duke walking away with the championship. both duke and wisconsin fighting it out point for point during the first half. they were tied at 31 come halftime. the second half of the game dramatic. wisconsin at one point leading by seven. in the last few minutes of the game where duke rose to the occasion. two duke freshmen, grayson allen and tyus jones, stepping up, sealing the deal for duke. >> as soon as i stepped on campus, you could just feel the family atmosphere. always positive energy. everyone caring for one another. you could tell this year was going to be special. >> the young freshman tyus jones winning most outstanding player of the game. the fifth national title for
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duke. t.j., reena. >> thank you so much. our coverage of the ncaa championship doesn't end here. whole lot more. highlights and reaction later on "america this morning" as well as on "good morning america." another developing story we are following this morning, closing arguments getting under way in the murder trial of former patriots star aaron hernandez. the defense rested after calling only three witnesses, all experts. hernandez is accused of the 2013 shooting death of odin lloyd who was dating his fiance's sister. defense attorneys claim hernandez would not have put his life and career on the line to kill a man they say was a friend. another high-profile trial now. the case against dzhokhar tsarnaev is now gone to the jury. deliberations set to begin this morning. closing arguments yesterday, defense attorneys maintain tsarnaev was involved in the bombings but only because of the influence of his older brother. prosecutors call tsarnaev's actions cold, calculated, intentional and blood thirsty. >> they needed to prove, as the
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defense is trying to show otherwise, the younger brother was a true partner in every part of this. >> if tsarnaev is convicted, the trial will enter the penalty phase that could last several more weeks after both sides present additional evidence in that phase. jurors will decide whether tsarnaev will be sentenced to death or face life in prison. the trial of a cleveland police officer accused of jumping on the hood of a car and opening fire through the windshield killing two unarmed suspects. he says he was sure his life was in danger. here's more from abc's steve osunsami. >> the evidence will show -- >> this cleveland what critics of law enforcement say they don't see enough, the prosecution of a police officer accused of going too far. 31-year-old michael brelo admits he stood on the roof of a car at the end of a high-speed police chase firing 15 times through this windshield in november of 2012, killing 43-year-old timothy russell and 30-year-old melissa williams.
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he's charged with voluntary manslaughter and is pleading not guilty. >> i have never been so afraid in my life. >> reporter: the former marine fought back tears explaining himself to investigators. >> i thought my partner and i were being shot and we were going to be killed. i drew my weapon and i shot through the windshield. >> reporter: the victims, who certainly had a record, did not have a gun. take a look at this reenactment produced by prosecutors who added the realtime police radio. more than 100 officers were chasing in 60 vehicles and fired more than 100 times before brelo started to shoot in to the windshield. more than a dozen officers will be forced to testify. the prosecutor says they are fighting him, refusing to cooperate and protecting one of their own. steve osunsami, abc news, atlanta. >> a sad passing to note here. just days after she became the world's oldest person, gertrude weaver has died in arkansas at 116 years old.
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when asked about advice about a long life, weaver offered this, use a lot of skin moisturizer, treat everyone nice, love your neighbor, eat your own cooking, don't eat at fast food places. >> good advice. i'm sure mcdonald's and burger king and other places wouldn't appreciate that because she lived to 116 on that. 115-year-old woman from michigan now takes the title of world's oldest person. >> doing something right there. well, california lawmakers began to look at a controversial health bill. it would ban all exemptions from vaccinations in the state unless for medical reasons. it would only allow children who have been immunized against measles and whooping cough in to schools. california is one of 20 states that allow exemptions based on parents' personal beliefs. call for vaccinations in the chicago area for dogs. yep, more than 1,000 cases of dog flu have been reported in the area resulting in five deaths.
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it has spread to illinois, wisconsin and indiana. veterinarians at one animal hospital say they have never seen an outbreak like this. pet owners are urged to avoid dog parks and other dogs. houston man says the money he inherited from his mother saved his life literally. you need to hear this. he cashed an inheritance check, stuck the bills in his pocket. shortly after he was confronted by armed robbers who demand money. they shot him twice. one of the bullets shredding the $3,000 he had in his pocket and likely saved his life. or at least saved him from serious injury. he said mom is still looking out for him. >> that's right. mama never leaves you. >> right. >> mama is always there. turning to the forecast. heavy rain could bring some drought relief to california which with up to four inches in san francisco, rain and snow mix around the great lakes. thunderstorms in the ohio valley. heavy rain the east. >> 60s in new york, seattle, los angeles and denver.
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70s in d.c. and albuquerque. 80s and summer like from kansas city to dallas and miami. 40s in minneapolis, detroit and boston. if you look for spare change you want to go to the sofa cushion or in the car look in those cushions. try to work the security check point at the nation's airports. tsa said travelers left behind $675,000 in spare change last year. tsa says it does try to reunite passengers with the items they leave behind but it keeps the rest. what do they do with the money? does it go back to the budget? >> they are thinking of putting it in to the tsa pre-check program. good cause. >> i want to see the evidence of that, though. >> okay. a tempting new sweet treat popped up on the menu board at dunkin' donuts. look at the limited edition cheesecake doughnut squares iced with white frosting and filled with cheesecake cream cheese. t.j., stop shaking your head. you know i love my sugary treats. a choice of two toppings.
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raspberry, flavored candy bits oregon yoe cookie crumbs. >> waiting for the last line. >> the toll on your waistline whopping 340 calories. that's pretty good for sugary delights. >> that's good? >> considering. >> dr. besser, line one, dr. besser. we know one thing this time of the year, bears are hungry. that is not a good news for one community in south florida. so hungry, in fact, that one bear went to the house to get leftover easter candy. >> the homeowner took a cell phone picture. you can kind of see the bear shadow. it is believed the bear was 300 to 400 pounds. >> he didn't just come by to get food but came back a second time. that's when they were banging pots and pans to chase it away. but this worked out for everybody. the bear got what he wanted. nobody was hurt. i think this is a happy ending. >> bang a pot if you want a bear to go away. >> i did not know that. [ growling ] satisfying cravings at this particular hour. we have a gourmet chef here with
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exceptional sandwiches for your middle of the night munchies. you need to see this, folks. it is easy to do and delicious. >> i can't wait. placing bets on the royal baby. with duchess kate's due date coming up are oddsmakers looking for a girl or boy. and yoga that changed a man's life after a traumatic head injury. a long hospital stay and recovery. he said nothing has helped him more than yoga. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by lifelock. us leave our identities unprotected. nearly half a million cars were stolen in 2012. but for every car stolen 34 people had their identities stolen. identity thieves can steal your money damage your credit and wreak havoc on your life. why risk it when you can help protect yourself from identity theft with one call to lifelock, a leader in identity theft protection? lifelock actively patrols
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the road to recovery after traumatic brain injury has a new option, one that one man has been the most effective for him. >> after trying different methods of rehabilitation, yoga proved to be the best and the cheapest form of recovery. his recovery hailed as nothing short of a miracle.
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jim bergano from our austin affiliate has more. >> reach fingertips forward and spread them wide apart. >> she puts her class through the paces. one of the participants, kevin balaster. >> yoga was the most effective and least expensive therapy that i did for my body after my injury. >> reporter: nearly four years ago while living in brooklyn, he fell 20 feet from a rooftop water tank and suffered a traumatic brain injury. >> i was in a coma for 12 days. >> reporter: doctors determined he suffered a diffused axonal injury one of the most serous traumatic brain injuries. >> statistically 90% of patients never wake up from. of the 10% that do, most are in a vegetative state. >> reporter: despite the odds he fought back and yoga was part of his recovery. as part of his struggles the last four years, yoga was not easy to master. >> one of the first poses is
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standing with your feet close. together and close your eyes. originally i couldn't do that without losing my balance and almost falling down. >> it is really good for them to get on their feet and on their hands and work with gravity in a way that activates that part of their brain. >> reporter: with each day, his poses and his life have regained their balance. inspiring others along the way. >> when you are working with someone who's lost such a huge part of their body in a way, it's really inspiring to see them take even the littlest step toward regaining self-esteem and strength. >> reporter: jim bergamo channel 8 news. >> again jim bergamo reporting for us in austin. you don't do yoga. >> no. i love pilates. yeah, pilates are good and a lot of athletes do it. it is good. good workout. >> we should -- no, we shouldn't. all right.
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what's coming up here, another cure for the munchies at this time of hour. we get the munchies. >> you whip up something interesting. tasty treats, gourmet snacks you can make right now. you are watching "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our
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if you get hungry at this time of the day, it is night really. options can be limited. just because you can't get delivery, doesn't mean you can't get a fresh snack. are easy recipes we need this guy right now. master chef michael guerrieri from city sandwich. here in new york city. good to see you. our audience will love you after this. this is up their alley. you want a snack, how can we pull this off? it looks easy enough. >> this is pretty much everything we have in our refrigerators at home. we'll start with this guy here. this is fantastic. this is a simple formula. a piece of ham, turkey, just like this. get a little bit of the cheese. put that on top. any cheese works. it is not a matter of what you like or don't like here. you put little onions. >> how are these onions? >> these are sauteed and the easiest thing to do and tomato, as well. put that on top. >> herbs in there, too. >> the tomato is marinated in
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garlic and olive oil. pretty much a little salt and pepper. look this is basically taking this way. we're rolling this up and we pretty much have this already finished. the idea is to put it in the microwave. >> we are melting the cheese is what we are doing with the microwave there. >> yeah, it is melting the cheese and will pull it together and go in to a dish with a little salad and it's done. pretty much one of these those things -- i can move on as well. >> this is great right here. i guess that's the finished product. i'm getting ahead of myself but that looks good. i want to grab that right now. >> this is easy as well. we have a little cheese here. this is munster cheese. again you can mix it with what you like. put that in the microwave. it will go on the toast with tomato. in the meantime, i want to show you what this looks like over here. again, it is very, very simple. you take this. you pretty much just serve it this way on a dish. and if you like you can have a little salad as well and that pretty much makes a nice little meal. >> you have to let me try this.
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great bread work. >> any bread works. i pretty much prefer an italian crusty bread which pretty much works. this is good for kids, adults, good for everybody. this is very, very easy. the cheese is melting in there. we're going to get a little toast. it goes pretty much on top of the plate. we're going to get the cheese out of the microwave. again, it's very simple stuff, as you can see. once the cheese -- you can put this in the oven but in the end you pour this on top like this. it has its own little magic, as well. got to watch that cheese once in a while. and then the tomato goes on top. when you marinate this tomato, don't be afraid to put the sauce that comes from it. and check that out. you can get this done in a matter of seconds. you have guests coming over, you will impress everybody. this is pretty good as well. the last one, these are beautiful, stuffed tomatoes.
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the ingredients are leftover chicken out of the refrigerator, clean it up, some favorite cheeses, sauted onions. the inside of the tomato, spoon it out and take the insides and put them in there and mix it up simply. and then you stuff your tomato with that. this is your end result. i think the beauty of this one, if you take this and what i have done -- i've pretty much put a little bacon in the microwave. make sure you cut it in to nice big chunks because it will shrink a little bit. little something that way and put bacon on top of this and you have a little parsley and can't go wrong. >> these aren't so bad. you want to grab a bag of chips and eat chips in the middle of the night. these are better options. throw a little cheese. >> agree. tomatoes, vitamins, garlic. this is what it is all about, eating healthy. >> our audience loves you. city sandwich here in new york. check him out in city sandwich nyc.
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got back on assignment in london. are they going royal baby crazy? >> they are chill about it. i think it is us across the pond that are super hyped up about it. >> one royal baby, almost baby two. >> a lot of people think it could be a girl. it is their second child. it has people excited on both sides of the pond, some people. here's abc's linzie janis. >> reporter: let royal baby fever round two begin. with the late april due date around the corner, preparations for william and kate's new bundle of joy are in full swing. >> i think they are excited about the new baby. i think prince charles is particularly excited. >> reporter: while dad prince william takes to the skies as a newly minted air ambulance pilot, mom, duchess catherine, is now officially on maternity leave. the big question will prince george get a little brother or sister?
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if gamblers on british on-line betting site ladbrokes get their way, george's new sibling will be a girl. ladbroke is revealing 82% of gamblers have their money on a princess. most of them predicting her name will be alice. >> that was the story over the weekend. kate and william had samples of pink paint. >> reporter: uncle harry could miss all of the action. touching down under this weekend for a month-long deployment with the australian army. linzie janis, abc news, london. >> so the big gossip out of london. >> please tell. >> our lama hasan, who has been through many war zones is due the same week as kate middleton. same hospital as middleton. it is one of the best neonatal wards. i would totally strap a go pro camera on her. she is terrified. she's terrified. wards. i would totally strap a go pro camera on her. she is terrified. she's terrified.
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this morning on "world news now" to the jury the emotional this morning on "world news now" to the jury the emotional day in court as the boston bombing trial wraps up. the powerful closing arguments then an important day ahead for the jury. recruiting women. the most feared terrorists in the world finding support in the u.s. >> my name is noelle amtu shahid. and i'm from the united states of america. the fbi cracks down on americans willing to attack america. and later the come from behind victory for duke led by two freshmen at the ncaa championship. reaction from the dukies and the celebrations overnight. it is tuesday, april 7th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everyone. i'm reena ninan. reunited with t.j. holmes.
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>> should i introduce myself? >> yeah. >> it's been a while. >> good to see you, my friend. >> i didn't recognize you. >> did you think i would leave you alone on the final big game? the man who taught me everything i know about march madness. >> i could only hope. >> weren't that lucky. >> i wish you all could hear. >> we talk about reena and the sports. you admit your lack of sports knowledge sometimes. >> my parents from india told me to hit the books. they didn't encourage sports much. >> yeah. >> tyus jones, who was the star of the final four for duke, she asked before the show, was he third string. that would have been a beautiful story. no, he has been starting since the 8th grade. he looks young. he looks young, a freshman. there you go. i thought it would be a good cinderella story if he was the third string and won the competition. >> he's not. let me just say now. welcome back. good to see you. >> you missed me. >> i miss you when i don't see you. that's the nicest thing i'm
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going to say tonight. let's get back to what we do. >> interesting show. >> get back to what we do. welcome back. she was in london doing work over there for abc. she wasn't taking a vacation. >> no. filling in for lama hasan who's due any day now. >> good to have you back. >> thank you. >> a lot keeping an eye on. boston marathon bombing trial. it continues but a key point we have reached in the jury trial now. the jury is going to start to deliberate today the fate of dzhokhar tsarnaev. >> those deliberations follow an emotional closing argument from prosecutors. abc's tom llamas was there and reports from boston. >> reporter: these are the images the prosecution wants the jury to remember, the horror in the moments after the marathon bombing. what they call dzhokhar tsarnaev's plan to punish america. in their closing arguments showing this image, the richard family standing on the sidelines. 8-year-old martin, his smiling mother and behind the tree, tsarnaev waiting to plant the bomb that would end martin's life. these children weren't innocent
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to him, the prosecutor said, they were american. >> reporter: the jury saw this picture, dzhokhar tsarnaev in front of a jihadi flag. prosecutors playing this so-called jihadi music, insisting the tsarnaev brothers felt they were soldiers. dzhokhar, a full partner in the plot, pointing to his casual behavior. buying milk moments after the attack and the words in the boat where he hid stop killing our innocent people and we will stop. tsarnaev's attorney walking the fine line she had throughout the trial trying to save her client from the death penalty while freely admitting he took part in the bombings. there's no excuse, she said, planting bombs was a senseless act. but trying to convince the jury it was tamerlan tsarnaev's plan all along, noting his fingerprints not his younger brother's were found on bomb making materials and this pressure cooker lid. we don't deny that dzhokhar participated in the event but if not for tamerlan it wouldn't have happened. the courtroom was packed many
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victims were there, including the parents of little martin richard. tom llamas, abc news, boston. in massachusetts closing arguments are set today for the murder trial of former patriots star aaron hernandez. the defense rested after one day calling three witnesses about dna evidence. and the drug pcp said to be used by his alleged accomplices. attorneys for hernandez said he wouldn't have jeopardized his career and $40 million contract to kill odin lloyd. prosecutors presented hundreds of pieces of evidence but no possible motive. a tragedy is rocking maryland's eastern shore. a father and his seven children were found dead in their home, believed to be victims of carbon monoxide poisoning. the children range from 6 to 16. town official says the family may have been trying to use a generator to provide electricity. power had been cut off because of unpaid bills. details about new york city women trying to join isis one described as a devoted wife and mother. her family speaking out.
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here's abc's brian ross. >> my name is noelle amtu shahid. i'm from the united states of america. >> this is the woman they say wanted to attack the united states of america. in this on-line video she seems hardly threatening. praising a homeless shelter that once took her in. >> it was a turning point in my life. >> the fbi said she had a secret life in her home in this new york city neighborhood. abc news discovered that she was apparently part of a social media pipeline for young american muslim women. >> women are recruiting women and once it is clear that someone is a potential recruit it goes on to more private communication channels. >> reporter: after her arrest last week with a friend, both on terror charges, others in the female on-line community sent warnings that the fbi was on to the women they called sis. hey, did you hear sis got picked up by the kufar, meaning the infidel, not her says another. uh-huh was the response.
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delete her from your phone. in new york, her husband described her as a devoted mother of the children with pictures on the refrigerator. he told local station new york 1 she was set up by the fbi. >> a lot of other things don't add up. >> reporter: federal agents say the two new york women are the latest in a growing list of american muslim women who have been successfully recruited by other women to join isis and al qaeda. most of the women are recruited to go overseas and become the wives of jihadi fighters and bear their children. the fbi says the two women in new york instead decided to stay home and wage war against their own country. brian ross, abc news, new york. the trial of the cleveland cop for shooting two unarmed suspects is underway. his attorney says michael brelo feared for his life and that of his fellow officers. brelo admits he stood on the
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roof a car at the end of a high-speed police chase and fired 15 times through the windshield. he is pleading not guilty to voluntary manslaughter. police arrested a man for road rage incident last month in which a woman was shot in the head while driving. the victim who hat first didn't know she had been shot. identified the suspect. she says he shot her after he cut her off and honked at him. police say they found a white suv they had been looking for as well as a gun at the suspect's home. for the first time in chicago history there's a run off race today for mayor. the current mayor rahm emanuel failed to win in the first round. he faces a challenge from jesus garcia, cook county commissioner commissioner. one of the main issues the city's extensive use of red light cameras. they have some of the toughest red light camera enforcement in the country. $100 fine there in chicago. also the yellow lights are only three seconds. that's federal law. that's the lowest you can do by federal law. a lot of people have been complaining about this.
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this is a big deal in chicago. garcia promised to scrap that controversial use of the cameras if he is elected. don't hear that every day. but you know like they say, potholes and red light cameras. >> that's right. >> another political event happening today. didn't see this one coming, did you? senator rand paul is going to run for president. have you heard? paul will make the announcement in his home state of kentucky. first term senator, swept into office on a wave of tea party support. gave a 13-hour speech to hold up the nomination of brennan. that filibuster didn't necessarily work. still got him a lot of press. a bit of an embarrassing moment for one of paul's republican rivals, jeb bush apologizing for identifying himself as hispanic on a voter form. his wife was born in mexico and speaks fluent spanish but he is not hispanic. it is easy to get confused. his son tweeting, come on, dad, you think you checked the wrong
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box. hashtag, what is it, honorary latino. >> my eyes are going bad. bush said it was a simple mistake. >> my wife was born in africa. sometimes i think i'm african. i speak congo. i get confused sometimes. it is an honest mistake, right? march madness is done. shame on you if you did not watch this game last night. duke blue devils against the wisconsin badgers, again, duke is your national champion but the blue devils had to work for this thing against wisconsin last night. they trailed the badgers by nine in the second half. key players ahead in foul trouble but they fought back and it was the freshman guard, remember this kid, grayson allen. this is a bad man. that kid essentially saved this game for the dukies. tyus jones the other one there, he was clutch. he is not third string, reena. allen scores 16, jones had 23. afterward they said it was all
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about a team effort. >> as soon as i stepped on campus you could just feel the family atmosphere and it was just, always positive energy. everyone caring for one another. you could just tell this year was going to be special. >> jones, who you thought was third string was actually the most outstanding player of the final four. duke and coach mike -- what's his name? >> mike k. coach k. coach m., coach l. >> krzyzewski. >> coach k. >> i had it right. why are you trying to doubt me? >> three titles have been secured in indianapolis but the fifth championship at duke. congrats to him. >> coach k, big congrats to the team. >> this is your read now. >> this actually happened. i want to show you this. >> please let me see. >> the annual sausage relay before the milwaukee brewers home opener yesterday. >> best part. we have aerial coverage of this.
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famous sausages covered six miles to deliver the first brat to miller park. >> those sausages may have wanted to keep going. skipping the game altogether. the brewers lost 10-0 to colorado. >> the "the mix" coming your way. are you smarter than a sixth grader? maybe, maybe not when it comes to the march brackets. could there be a destiny's child reunion the latest hints from beyonce and a concert tour that's all the buzz. legal action against "rolling stone" magazine and university students who say an apology is not enough. follow us on instagram and check out our behind the scene pics, abcwnn. you are watching "world news now". you are watching "world news now". residents age 50 to 85. write down this number now. right now, people are receiving this free information kit for guaranteed acceptance life insurance with a rate lock through the colonial penn program. if you are on a fixed income
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>> state agenc >> state agency in alabama found harper lee was not manipulated to publish her sequel to "to kill a mockingbird." there were concerns that the 88-year-old, lee, was pushed in to releasing go set a watchman that was released before mockingbird. the sequel is already a best seller on amazon. and comes out in july. turning to the "rolling stone" article about a young woman alleging she was a victim of gang rape at uva. what the magazine is saying about the alleged victim. >> the fraternity at the center of the scandal is threatening legal action. abc's david wright has the details. >> reporter: in "rolling stone's" article this was a house of horrors phi kappa psi where jackie, a uva student
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attending a party was gang-raped by a bunch of frat boys. or so she claimed. >> we have no evidence to support the assertions. "rolling stone" retracted the story. the reporter apologizing to readers, to uva and victims of sexual assault but not to phi kappa psi. now threatening to sue, saying clearly our fraternity and its members have been defamed. columbia journalism school released a blistering investigation. commissioned by "rolling stone." it details a series of failures. among them the magazine failed to contact jackie's alleged attackers or some of her friends who are cited in the story. those friends later spoke to abc news. >> the whole conversation described in the article absolutely never happened. >> reporter: police aren't ruling out something awful may have happened to jackie. still "rolling stone" is not firing the reporter or her editors. instead the publisher appeared
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to blame jackie, calling her an expert fabulous storyteller. >> the dean of columbia disagrees. >> would you disagree with any suggestion this is jackie's fault. >> whose fault is it ultimately? >> the reporter her editor, the editor's boss and the fact checking department contributed to this failure. >> reporter: at stake in all this, not just "rolling stone's" reputation but willingness of other sexual assault survivors to come forward and tell their stories. that sends "rolling stone's" bombshell backfired. david wright, abc news, new york. coming up in our next half hour the big move by starbucks. hear about this, the quarter billion dollar commitment to their employees, offering free college tuition for four years with no catch. could this be a new trend? in corporate citizenship. >> that's awesome. a date with destiny the reunion tour in the works. now we have reason to dance like reena. take us to break, reena ninan.
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sure s she runs the town now. remember beyonce was part of a group called destiny's child. >> they recently reunited on stage and more reason to celebrate. rumors of an official reunion tour. for now, we are "up all nightline" with juju chang. >> reporter: they are the trio who brought the world hits like survivor. say my name. >> bootylicious. >> and who could forget bootylicious. could destiny's child bring back the music? the daily mail reporting after
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ten years of being apart the group is planning to reunite. it wouldn't be the first time destiny's child has thrown a curve ball. beyonce and kelly and michelle, they surprised the audience at the stellar gospel music awards. ♪ >> reporter: singing williams new song "say yes" and two years ago at the super bowl. the group was together again. ♪ all the single ladies ♪ >> strutting their stuff to queen b's "all the single ladies." michelle told entertainment tonight, destiny's child does love the unexpected. >> we don't want people to know. you know. we love having those moments where we can rehearse in secret and silent and then say ah-ha, we are back together. >> she didn't talk about a tour or album. one thing is certain reunion tours can be a license to print money. >> back street's back all right.
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>> they brought back hits like everybody. ♪ everybody ♪ >> reporter: on their 2014 tour and picked up $32.8 million. ♪ you got the right stuff baby ♪ >> reporter: new kids on the block reunited in 2008. proving they still had the right stuff. raking in $35 million. and just a few months back on "good morning america" -- >> we're going back on tour this summer. >> reporter: they announced a re-reunion tour. as for destiny's child, there are no confirmed plans for a nostalgia tour just yet. but if there is any truth to the rumors they could have crowds jumping again soon. ♪ juju chang, abc news, new york. >> look forward to that. i thought they were fantastic together. >> get tickets. >> yeah. >> we don't hang out enough outside the set. >> you're right. >> tickets on sale now? >> the tour is not official yet. >> you can call somebody for the tours. >> juju chang.
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>> time for "the mix." we didn't fill out brackets for the ncaa championship but most of america may have been beaten out by a sixth grader from lake zurich, illinois. this is the cutie pie. sam holtz. he was able to pick all four teams accurately in the final four from 11.5 million people who picked out brackets. he's now tied for first place. they are going to have a tie breaker. and if he loses he will get $20,000 as a gift card to best buy. >> oh, wow. >> pretty good, huh. >> if everybody -- if they are a tie, both get a little something. >> i would hope so. >> but a sixth grader got the final four -- >> a lot of people say it is luck but he did a lot of studying to make sure he got it right. >> say that now.
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well-played, sixth grader. >> i'm going to call him next year. >> well-played. all right. we love the dog video. let's -- we talked about this yesterday. didn't get to it. a little guy playing ping-pong. how's he doing? >> i don't see a ball. oh, good. >> good. >> better than i do, yeah. great. >> this is -- we don't know a lot about this little guy and where this video came from. it is on-line and people thought it was interesting. this is a border collie which i'm told is a pretty smart dog. >> sure seems like it. >> considered one of the smartest breeds. plays ping-pong, basketball, football, cricket, probably can do it. >> better athlete than me. >> than most out there. >> how do you know it is a he. it could be a she. >> my apologies. i go with what my producer gives me. look at that. >> women are it good athletes too. >> he/she. like to emphasize it could be a she. >> you caught me in a sexist moment.
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>> glad i did. straighten it up for america. reddit did a survey of the five hardest words in the english language -- phenomenon. to pronounce. >> we know this. >> number four brewery. what was that? >> brewery. >> where beer is made. >> people have a difficult time with brewery? >> you said it again. >> squirrel. >> squirrel number three. >> that's not a problem. squirrel. >> number two. >> specific. >> specific. >> some say pacific. my brother used to say it. it is kind of hard. this is truly a hard one. how do you pronounce this one? >> worcestershire. it's actually supposed to be worse-ter-sheer. worcestershire. i'm sure it's shire. what's the first? >> they say it is supposed to be
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this morning on this morning on "world news now," deliberation day in the boston bombing trial after emotional closing arguments. the case going to the jury today. what attorneys on both sides tried to prove in this high-profile case. family tragedy. did an unpaid power bill have anything to do with the death of eight people in their home? what investigators are now uncovering. free tuition. the big perk from starbucks to employees who want a college degree. the big announcement and the big question, is there a catch? and a little later, throw back dance. "dancing with the stars" contestant suzanne somers wants everyone to remember some retro moves from "three's company." that's in "the skinny" on this tuesday, april 7th. ♪ >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now."
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good morning. >> i'm excited to be back. >> by all means. please talk to the people. >> you don't mind, do you? >> not at all. >> so it's over, huh? so the basketball thing is over now. >> sadly it's over. yeah. it was a good tournament. did you watch the game last night? >> i was watching "dancing with the stars." it was an incredible night. >> "dancing with the stars" didn't go until 11:30. >> the game ended at 11:30. >> i thought with a basketball game you have to tune in at the beginning. >> you can watch the second half, you can pick it up in the middle. >> like a movie, you can't pick it up halfway through. >> stop. >> beginning, middle and end. >> that's a no. you didn't see a second of it. >> no. >> you know who won? >> duke university. >> look at you get excited because you knew the answer. >> coach k. >> wow! how much more. keep going. >> that's it. >> reena and i haven't hung out on the set for sometime. you had duty in london and i had duty on "gma."
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we haven't seen each other in a while. forgive us we are excited. ♪ reunited ♪ >> let's get to the top story. >> let's get to it. we got to start in boston. big day today. very big day. the boston marathon bombing trial. jurors are set to deliberate this morning. >> at this point what needs to be decided is if dzhokhar tsarnaev is guilty. if he's found guilty the punishment will be the big question. marci gonzalez reporting for us. >> reporter: some of the final images and words left with the jury, graphic and heart wrenching. during closing arguments, the prosecution replayed videos and showed pictures of the boston marathon bombings and the bloody aftermath. pointing at defendant dzhokhar tsarnaev saying he and his brother tamerlan considered themselves to be soldiers and they were bringing their battle to boston. also focusing on the anti-american words the 21-year-old defendant reportedly scrawled on the inside of the boat before he was captured. quote stop killing our people and we will stop" countering the
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defense's claim that tamerlan was the mastermind and dzhokhar was under his brother's influence. >> they needed to prove as the defense is trying to show otherwise the younger brother was a true partner in every part of this. >> reporter: the defense team, led by attorney judy clark, who successfully fought to keep past clients, including ted. kaczynski off of death row. hoping to spare tsarnaev's life with 17 out of the 30 charges he faces carrying the possibility of the death penalty. defense trying to convince the mostly female jury tsarnaev's role was different from his brother's but adding, quote, there's no excuse. no one's trying to make one. planting bombs at the boston marathon was a senseless act. if tsarnaev is found guilty, the trial will move to the sentencing phase, which could last several weeks. marci gonzalez, abc news, boston. >> marci, thank you so much. prosecutors are calling for the death penalty in a north carolina case. they say they have strong
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incriminating evidence against craig hicks, charged with killing three muslim students in february. near the university of north carolina. there's been question whether the shootings were an escalation of a parking space debate or a hate crime. an unpaid electric bill and gasoline generator may have started the chain of events that led to the death of eight family members in maryland. seven of them children. abc's jim avila has more. >> reporter: it started as a missing person's report. a concerned citizen called police in princess anne, maryland to say a co-worker had not shown up. police found no problems at the house but went inside to find the adult was dead and the farther they walked in the worse it got. seven children, ages 6 to 16 also dead. apparent victims of the silent killer with no smell or taste carbon monoxide gas. it happens way too often. more than 400 deaths, 20,000 injuries every year due to carbon monoxide poisoning says the centers for disease control. from a restaurant in long island
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new york where the manager died in a basement and 27 workers and customers were treated with headaches and dizziness. to a motel in north carolina where a rusty pipe poured the deadly gas in to hotel rooms, killing two guests. only about half of the states in the u.s. require the use of these detectors. they cost as little as $15. police report the home where the bodies were found had no electricity. and a gas generator was being used for heat. jim avila, abc news, washington. another defendant has been added to the terrorism case of three brooklyn men accused of plotting to support isis. the fourth is said to be arraigned tomorrow accused of raising money for the 19-year-old defendant to travel to syria. court papers say he encouraged others to take part in jihad. all four are immigrants of former soviet republics. we are getting a first look in the college in kenya, the scene of a terror massacre. you can actually see shoes and other personal items littering
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the campus. there are blood stains on the walls and floors. 148 people were killed in the al shabaab attack, which targeted christians. the kenyan military has launched air strikes in al shabab bases in somalia in retaliation. an extraordinary rescue operation from a quick-thinking group of good samaritans all coming together on a russian subway station. dozens of commuters -- look at what is happening here. these are commuters in moscow. they grabbed ahold of a train after a woman's foot -- you can kind of make it out there --got stuck between the platform and they rocked it back and forth until the 70-year-old woman was free. that is good -- look at that. that is a cool scene there in moscow. they came up with the idea, foot came free. the 70-year-old lady is doing fine. but that's cool to see. folks coming together to make sure she's all right. turn to california now. two hikers had to be rescued after they got stuck above the pacific coast highway in malibu. ladder truck had to be used to
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bring the two women to safety. didn't appear to be hurt but had to be checked out just in case. millions of students on spring break but you wouldn't know it in parts of wisconsin. take a look. snow coming down there yesterday. the day after easter. the ground was warm enough to melt as it fell on to the ground. other areas were slammed up to seven inches of snow. i can't believe it. >> still snowing. it is full on spring now. fully in to spring and our forecast today, more snow in the northern great lakes. the big stories on the west coast, california could get drought relief with four inches of rain around san francisco. heavy rain along the 95 corridor in the east. summer like along the gulf coast. 60s los angeles to denver. 40s in minneapolis, chicago and boston. 80s, dallas, kansas city, new orleans and miami. well, the whole idea of a stadium with a retractable roof is no rain delays, right? that's the whole point of it. why was the braves-marlins game halted by rain?
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because the roof was open when the rain began. it takes 15 minutes to close the thing. the first rain delay. this is the first ever rain delay at marlins park and the team president is taking the blame because rain was not in the forecast, too. >> like having a convertible and getting rained on. >> hard but most convertibles don't take 15 minutes to close it up. >> yeah. >> so you want to blame the weatherman they didn't tell us it was coming or we didn't pay attention. >> i think you have to blame the folks -- >> there it s. congratulations to the duke blue devils national champions. 71,000 folks packed in to lucas oil stadium there in indianapolis to see the blue devils take on the badgers of wisconsin. badgers had a nine-point lead and looked good in the second half. duke came back pretty quickly because of two freshmen. one of them tyus jones, over a minute to go gets this thing going. here the celebration kicks off 68-63 wrapping up the fifth national championship for coach
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k who got his 1,000th win as a coach earlier in the season. congratulations to them. moving on to wild opening day antics. famous race at the nationals game. the first race of the season yesterday getting right down -- down right violent. look at this. >> that's george washington in the lead. here's the easter bunny. glad my daughter did not run in to this easter bunny. takes him to the ground and teddy roosevelt takes the lead. stopped short of the finish line. bunny came from behind. goodness, are kids watching this? >> yes. >> the opening day winner william howard taft. the presidents will be back racing again tomorrow night. hopefully the easter bunny is not there. does he show up for a second day? >> i hope not. >> i don't think security should let him in. "the skinny" is coming your way. christie brinkley black and blue after an unusual mishap in vacation paradise. also ahead, the little girl who got the president's attention writing a letter and asking a very good question. his response and special
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this is -- i'm lovin' this. >> major move by its employees. this is great. free college tuition for four years. >> the company's investment in education described as a sincere effort to give back to their community. abc's rebecca jarvis has more. >> reporter: the price of college is skyrocketing. look at these numbers. 30 years ago in 1985, one year of college cost about $8,000. but today, it's more than double to nearly $19,000. forcing many american families in to serious debt. the typical undergrad leaving school with nearly $30,000 in student loans. and now howard shultz, the ceo of starbucks, first in his family to go to college, is sharing his solution -- a bold new offer you'll hear first on abc news. >> no catch. if you have a high school degree and you are working at starbucks more than 20 hours a week you now have access to free college tuition. >> reporter: starbucks partnering with arizona state
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university offering full tuition coverage for all four years. giving employees access to 49 on-line degree programs from nursing to software engineering. no strings attached. shultz says it's not a pr stunt. >> we have to do more for our people. companies are in business to not only make a profit but take care of our people and serve our community. and that is what this is about. >> reporter: starbucks expecting to send 25,000 employees to college over the next decade. a $250 million commitment. only a handful of employers offer full tuition reimbursement. most are tech companies like intel and united technologies. >> the american dream and the promise of america can't be for a select few. it must be for everyone. companies and in this case starbucks has to figure out a way to crack that code. >> reporter: rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> good move. >> give us the number. how many are eligible?
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>> 144,000. >> i hope every single one of them take them up on this. this is great that companies do this and people take advantage. >> sounds good. coming up, "sesame street" meets "game of thrones." we'll see if anyone loses their head. >> i'm curious about that one. gwyneth paltrow's latest venture. this one involving "hustler." what? "the skinny" coming up. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ skinny so skinny ♪ ♪ skinny so skinny ♪ >> okay. in case you missed it video later in the week and you'll see why she's losing it right now. stuff in the commercial break i wish i could show you. get caught up on what is happening the ballroom. "dancing with the stars" i didn't see a second of it. the ncaa championship was on. i'm told this was good stuff. it was pretty intense. the theme of the night, my most memorable year. led to emotional performances from the competitors. they bared their souls on the floor and one of the most memorable performances of the night, suzanne somers. ♪ come and knock on our door ♪ come and knock on our door we have been waiting for you ♪ ♪ we have been waiting for you where the kisses are hers and hers and his ♪ three's company too ♪ >> glad the game was on.
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>> she is paying homage to the show that launched her career "three's company." she paid tribute to her co-star late john ritter. that was a sweet moment. her fox trot was a fan favorite and garnered 28 out of 40 from the judges and noah galloway who is fan favorite. he happened to lose a tooth in rehearsal. >> wow. >> one of the best performances of the night. in 2005 he lost his arm and leg in the military. ♪ ♪ freedom don't come free ♪ american soldier ♪ >> standing "o" from the judges and the whole room. they gave him only 32 out of 40. and michael sam danced the rumba. his performance dedicated to last year when he publicly came out as a gay man. ♪ i'm not my father ♪ >> unfortunately it wasn't enough for sam as he and his
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partner peta were eliminated after pulling in a score of just 30. >> all right. we are less than a week away from the start of the fifth season of the hit show "game of thrones" who better to help us to get pumped up for the premier than "sesame street." >> it was less violent than the hbo version but grover and his pals did an excellent job recreating the world of the most notable characters. >> i may be sad because we lost. >> i am sorry little -- oh, a mommy of dragons? no need to get hot under the diaper. >> instead of "game of thrones" they played game of chairs. better known as musical chairs. >> like anything related to "game of thrones" we are trying to leave out spoilers here but one of the contestants lost their head if you will. original uptown girl christy brinkley had an accident on vacation but is not letting it
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rather difficult for president obama to read to everyone at story time. >> what you may not have heard about is one little girl who was at the event wants to change the face of history and american currency. abc's david muir with the story. >> reporter: the president was reading "where the wild things are." they were screaming about something else. >> oh, no, it's a bee. >> reporter: it's a bee the president said and kept going. even looking to his team. somewhere in that crowd was someone else. braving the bees and brave enough to do something else. the reason she was at the white house was this letter. 9-year-old sofia from massachusetts. dear mr. president, i'm writing to know why there aren't many women on the dollar coins for the united states. i think there should be more women on the dollar coin for the united states because if there were no women there wouldn't be men. she goes on to say, please write back, sofia. she provided names, rosa parks, eleanor roosevelt, michelle obama. she heard back. dear sofia, the women you listed
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make up an impressive group and you are impressive too, sincerely barack obama. and reporting with her brother. >> this is my brother cole. >> i'm so proud of my sister. >> sofia waiting. >> i hope we can get a woman on the $20 bill. >> reporter: hoping to get a woman on the $20 bill. david muir, abc news, new york. >> i'm with her. 100% with her. never think of that and takes a child to point that out. >> a smart, savvy woman. the benjamin's on the 20. >> oh, well, talk about smart. savvy. >> look happy to be on the 20. wow. >> better the 20 than $1 bills. >> go ahead, reena. you see that? >> oh, boy. don't miss our updates on facebook at wnnfans.com. >> put her on a dollar bill, y'all. >> announcer: this is abc "world news now" informing insomniacs for two decades.
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making news in america this morning, a thrilling victory. coach k and duke capturing another national championship and the fab freshmen leading the way. celebrations well into the night and then, of course, the agony of defeat on the other side. new this morning, the major announcement expected today from kentucky senator rand paul and another political headline this morning. it appears harry reid's eye injury is much worse than originally thought. unusual outbreak. canine flu said to be near epidemic levels. the huge number of cases with some dogs even dying from the illness. what veterinarians say pet owners should be doing. and epic release. the big announcement overnight involving "star wars," something the movie directors and creators are doing for fans.

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