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good morning, america. the russian connection. this morning our exclusive interview from moscow with president putin's right-hand man taking on those accusations about russia interfering with our election to help elect donald trump as the investigation here at home intensifies. >> this is not fake news. this is actually what happened to us. president trump's former national security adviser michael flynn now offers to testify about his contacts with russia in exchange for immunity. massive inferno. a giant wall of flames taking over this atlanta interstate collapsing a bridge during rush hour. smoke seen for miles, all five lanes shut down in both directions. the travel headache that could now last for months and the investigation this morning, what sparked the blaze. missing mom mystery.
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new questions about that so-called supermom who disappeared then was found on the side of the road with the story about a terrifying abduction. the newly uncovered police reports exposing her past. accusations from family members that she's faked an attack before. what her family is saying this morning first on "gma." ♪ baby love ♪ my baby love >> hi, baby. and baby, oh, baby. the biggest delivery of the year. april the giraffe could go into labor at any moment. the livestream sensation viewed by millions around the world. we're live with the expectant mom at the zoo. ♪ and good morning, america. the question, will it be a happy friday for april the giraffe. >> well, you know, let's see, but i would say this may be the most anticipated birth since prince george. i mean, everyone is watching.
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the internet is watching. >> internet celebrity april is amazi amazing, what everyone likes to see, and she could give birth at any moment. all eyes are on april. this is going to be her fourth calf, and we're live at the zoo. obviously, we have the live shot up right there, and maybe we can catch the birth. >> might be possible. first, we have a lot to get to. new developments in that investigation into russian interference in the election that helped elect donald trump. you see right there. we'll get a response from the kremlin, from president putin's top aid and joins us for an exclusive interview. president trump's former national security adviser mike flynn making headlines requesting immunity in exchange for testifying about his russian contacts. let's go right to our senior white house correspondent cecilia vega for all the latest. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: amy, good morning to you. this white house is frustrated by these russia stories. they have tried to make them go away, but here we are another day, another headline about russia. this one, michael flynn's lawyer says he has a story to tell and he wants to tell it. president trump's former national security adviser general michael flynn this
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morning is back in the spotlight. fired by the president last month for not fully disclosing his contacts with russia. now flynn has offered to testify before at least one congressional committee investigating russia's role in the election in exchange for immunity. he certainly has a story to tell and he very much wants to tell it, flynn's lawyer said in a statement, but he is now the target of unsubstantiated public demands by members of congress and other political critics that he be criminally investigated. no reasonable person who has the benefit of advice from counsel would submit to questioning in such a highly politicized witch hunt environment without assurances against unfair prosecution. so far investigators are reportedly unwilling to cut a deal. >> we're all targets of a sophisticated and capable adversary. >> reporter: those investigations into russia already under way. in the senate, a public hearing
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on the topic. lawmakers from both sides of the aisle in agreement. >> this is not fake news. this is actually what happened to us. >> reporter: the findings so far, the russian government used thousands of internet trolls to spread fake news to undermine the 2016 election. officials say the attack is unprecedented and ongoing. >> aren't we in the midst of a blitzkrieg for lack of a better term of informational warfare conducted by russian trolls under the command of vladimir putin designed to sow instability, pit us against each other as americans? >> reporter: the white house denying any connection. and russian president vladimir putin speaking out too. asked if russia was involved in u.s. election hacking -- [ speaking in a foreign language ] >> reporter: -- he used a famous phrase in american politics to respond. >> no. >> reporter: read my lips, no. and that, of course, is a reference to george h.w. bush's
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no new taxes quote, a famous broken promise in american history. president trump recently called this russian story, george, a hoax. >> thanks, cecilia. joining us from moscow, dmitry peskov, vladimir putin's right-hand man. mr. peskov, thank you for joining us this morning. we heard president putin yesterday -- >> thank you for inviting me. >> we heard president putin yesterday saying read my lips, there was no interference, russian interference in the u.s. election. as you know, that read my lips promise was later overtaken by events. are you confident that president putin's denials will not be contradicted by new evidence? >> we're quite confident. we're confident for 100%. this campaign, we've been saying from the very beginning that it was nothing else but slander and then all those fake news having nothing beneath and having no evidence were nothing else but slander and that's why we'll continue to suggest to everyone
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insisting that russia was interfering in this or that way in the domestic affairs of the united states, we will suggest them to read mr. putin's lips. >> one of the conclusions is that russia was trying to hurt hillary clinton and help donald trump. you said yourself that it's natural that putin would prefer trump. why? >> it's very simple. listen, for example, we have had a variety of politicians in every country, and we have variety of politicians in the united states. some of them are saying that we are in favor of re-establishing good relationship with russia. we think that we have lots of problems, and we are sure that we will not be able to agree upon everything, but we assure that we have to have a dialogue with the russians. this is one thing. the other thing is those who
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say, no, russians are our enemy, and we are strictly against any contacts with them and we don't give a damn about their interests and then we reject any possibility of cooperation even when it is in our own interest, let's say in a field of competing terror, so, which one would be more sympathetic for you? for us the one saying, yes, we disagree in lots of things, but we're going to talk to russia. this one is more empathetic for us, so the reason is very simple. >> so president putin did prefer donald trump? >> no, it's not about preferring someone. it's about whose ideas are more close to you and whose ideas are more welcomed in russian public opinion. >> public opinion here in the united states about president putin is quite unfavorable. only 9% of americans in a recent poll have a favorable opinion of president putin. only 9% see russia as an ally. is that a problem for president
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putin? >> it's not a problem, but this is something that we're sorry about, again. we understand those figures because quite for -- well, for how many months, for more than a year, american audience have been a target for severe entire russian propaganda and, of course, they felt victim of that propaganda and that's why lots of americans, they do think that, yes, russian hackers are everywhere. russian hackers are in every fridge, russian hackers are in every iron and so on and so forth, but this is not true. those are fake news and this is slander. >> we heard overnight that general michael flynn, president trump's former national security adviser, is now seeking immunity to talk to the fbi and also the
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investigating committees in the congress. his lawyer says he has a story to tell. are you concerned about anything he might say about his contacts with russia? >> no, we're not. no, we're not. listen, we insist, we insist that any blaming that russia could have been interfering in domestic affairs of the united states is slander, and it has no evidence at all. again -- well, we understand pretty well that there are some people who doing their best, their utmost to keep the issue on the agenda. well, let them do it before the audience -- before the audience is bored and before they change their subject. >> it was rather unusual for president putin not to retaliate after those sanctions were imposed by president obama because he -- following the
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conclusions that russia did interfere in our elections. did that failure to retaliate have anything to do with the message that general flynn gave to ambassador kislyak? >> well, listen, sanctions were issue of lifting sanctions or imposing sanctions. any promises could not be an issue of those contacts. because none of them, neither ambassador kislyak nor general flynn could have been involved in decision-making. so, any exchange of view, i don't know. naming sanctions -- let's remember, let's remember the, let's say, the decisions that were taken by the then administration during their last days in the white house. extradiction of russian diplomats, i would even say occupation of russian diplomatic property in new york and
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washington, this is something that was never seen in diplomatic affairs in the world for lots and lots of decades. let's imagine, property of the russian federation covered with diplomatic immunity was occupied by american secret service agents. well, is it friendly? i'm afraid no. i'm afraid not and it's not friendly. it's not legal in terms of international law. so, of course, it was a very significant damage for our bilateral relations organized as a farewell party by the then administration in washington. >> if we're at the lowest point in history, that means we're in a new cold war. >> new cold war, well, maybe even worse. maybe even worse taking into account actions of the present presidential administration. >> worse than the cold war? >> well, of course, of course. well, i've been just saying about this -- about this illegal
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actions against russian property in washington and new york, about extraditing russian diplomats and all that stuff. >> finally how can u.s./russia relations get back on track? >> oh, i think if two presidents meet each other, if they exchange views and if they decide that they want to re-establish a dialogue, then there will be a chance for our bilateral relations to get better. >> mr. peskov, thanks for your time this morning. >> thank you very much. it was my pleasure. okay, let's talk about this now with our chief white house correspondent, jon karl. quite a headline there. the u.s./russia relations worse on the cold war.
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>> really something. i'll tell you. when you asked about the retaliatory steps and the sanctions president obama placed at the end of his term, clearly he sees that as worse than what the united states did against russia during the cold war which raises the question, why didn't russia retaliate? and it seems to me the clear explanation, the plausible explanation is they expected that president trump would undo those sanctions, but it's also interesting, george, that he hasn't done that yet. >> he did not deny that the ambassador kislyak and general flynn talked about this. >> sounded to me like he was saying they did talk about it. >> there's this whole other side to the russian investigation. there have been calls for congressman nunes to step aside, the chairman of the house intelligence committee, amid reports that the white house actually aided him before he took to that press conference right outside the white house. >> this is an amazing story in "the new york times." it has some phenomenal details here. "the times" reports, when he went to the white house the day before the press conference he was aided by two national security officials in the white house, so then the next day he runs back to the white house to give information that he got from the white house in the first place and it's a very strange episode. >> and then we've been hearing a lot from president trump via twitter, actually he just put
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out a tweet. mike flynn should ask for immunity in that this is a witch hunt. excuse for big election loss by media and diane macedos of historic proportion, and he went on to call out members of the freedom caucus over his health care loss. >> this immunity tweet is really something else. because during the campaign, trump and, in fact, flynn as well, both suggested that the fact there were people close to hillary clinton who were requesting immunity in another case that was basically an admission of guilt. only a guilty person would want immunity is actually exactly what flynn himself said and what trump himself suggested. >> there is a lot more to talk about on this. jon karl and you can see more of george's interview with president putin's press secretary and, of course, get the latest on the russian investigation sunday on "this week." michael? all right. thank you, amy. we're going to turn now to that massive fire in atlanta. destroying part of a major interstate so many commuters depend on. the governor now declaring a state of emergency and abc's steve osunsami is on the scene.
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good morning, steve. >> reporter: good morning to you, michael. we're standing underneath the bridge right now. the firefighters are putting out hot spots. the bridge inspectors are here trying to see if they can possibly re-open a portion of it but i can tell you that doesn't look promising. they are poking holes through this thing. but let's take a look at what this looked like last night in the middle of rush hour traffic. authorities say that pvc pipes under this were burning so greatly the flames surrounded the highway and at some point the heat was so great it forced a portion of the highway to collapse. luckily, no one was hurt. no firefighters were hurt. this is going to create a traffic migraine for residents who live here. i live less than a mile away from here and my commutes to work will at least double. michael. >> thank you, steve. that's going to be one travel nightmare. >> i lived in atlanta for 13 years. my parents are there and i'm seeing that, i can't imagine what that is going to be like for the weeks and months to come. we have to move on to severe storms spreading across the
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south and midwest and that snow, say it ain't so, moving into the northeast, ginger. >> it is so. i'm sorry, and i'll get into that, but first, i wanted to show you -- well, i don't have much behind me but i do have images to show you and perhaps we can take them. that's that waterspout up to the hail in ohio. this is all moving east and it's this afternoon and evening parts of north carolina, virginia, even south carolina have the damaging wind and hail threat. now, that goes into some flash flood potential from new jersey right through new york city. and then the snow is on the northern side of it. boston up through parts of interior new england and we'll detail that coming up. for now let's head back to michael. >> thank you, ginger. now, to march madness and the games that so many people are excited for, the final four, they're going to face off tomorrow and t.j. holmes is here to break it all down. break it down for us. >> all right, strahan, look here, folks. you know that old adage in sports. act like you have been there before. two of these teams, they don't know how to act because they've never been there before so give them a break. look, everybody, put up your
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brackets, you won't win the office pool. you already lost, sit back because history is on the line with every bounce of the ball this weekend. >> reporter: if north carolina is goliath with five championships under their belt, south carolina, well, that's your david of the ncaa tournament. they're the ones who have been messing up your bracket. >> oh, yes. >> reporter: the gamecocks hadn't even won a tournament game since 1973 but now they've won four in a row and they're headed to their first ever final four. >> we know we had a group of guys that can make this dream come true. >> reporter: coach frank martin said their tried and true strategy is to ignore the hoopla. >> we're not playing the arena. we're playing gonzaga so we have to focus in. we have to figure out how to win that game. >> reporter: they'll face off with another final four newbie, gonzaga, known for their 7 foot secret weapons, including freshman zach collins. last year north carolina's luke vaye was a walk-on freshman.
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>> for the win. >> reporter: this year he not only hit the game-winning shot against kentucky, solidifying his team's slot in the final four -- >> how about that kid the way he has played! >> reporter: but he also managed a seemingly impossible feat, he made it to his 8:00 a.m. class the next monday morning. >> it's been pretty cool and i've kind of embraced it but we're moving on. >> all right, 18,797,000 brackets filled out on espn. >> is that an actual number? >> that's the right number. >> and 657 got the final four. you're not alone. everybody's bracket was busted. >> i'm surprised it was that many. >> i know, me too. >> we'll be watching. still fun to watch. you don't have to win to watch. >> of course. let's go back to ginger with strong winds across the south. >> strong winds, 60 to 97-mile-per-hour winds in california and right here in nevada. baker, california, you can see all the dust blowing around. visibility very low. you'll see that through today there and a little farther east in new mexico through early tomorrow. the weekend getaways now brought
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to you by tide pods. good friday morning. i'm lisa. you see the camera shaking here. wind advisory until noon for the upper elevations and the winds relax, warm up this afternoon over the weekend even warmer with 80s in the inland valleys so wind gusts to 50 miles per hour here. mt. diablo, mt. hamilton. and then highs ranging from 64 half moon bay, 73 in san jose. look ahead, it is a warm weekend and then slightly cooler next week.
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and coming up, a new twist in that missing mom mystery. sherri papini's family accuses her of faking attacks in past police reports. all the latest on "gma." ♪ happiness is powerful flea and tick protection from nexgard. nexgard kills fleas and ticks all month long. and it comes in an easy-to-give tasty chew. and that makes dogs and owners happy. no wonder vets love it too. reported side effects include vomiting, itching, diarrhea, lethargy and lack of appetite. see your vet for more information on flea and tick protection you and your dog will love. nexgard. the vet's #1 choice. how's it going? oh, it's going good. yeah? yeah, it's going great. this is my jam. what is that? what? the moment you realize the gardening gene skipped a generation.
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the best almonds make the best almondmilk. good morning. i'm jessica castro. alexis smith has a quick look at traffic conditions. >> good morning. and we do have a sig alert in the south bay. not much has changed but they did decide to issue a sig alert for the bailey avenue onramp 101 closure. an overturned big rig and could be closed until 10:00 for them to totally get that cleared. none of the main lanes are blocked on 101. bay bridge toll plaza, congested and a high wind advisory still in
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hi there, everyone. check out the flag from the golden gate bridge. you can see it blowing. we have winds this morning and dial back later on today. 56 in the city. upper elevations the wind advisory until noontime. check it out for mt. diablo. winds gusting in excess of 40 miles per hour. 56 in liver more. highs today on the coast, low 60s. the winds will still be breezy here. it's going to take until afternoon when we see things warm up and the winds settle down. then we should hit 74 in concord. 74 in san jose. 76 in santa rosa. the accuweather 7-day forecast, warmer over the weekend and slightly cooler next week. jess? >> lisa, thank you. another abc7 news update in 30 minutes and always on the news app and abc7 news.com. join us weekday mornings. the news continues now but first a beautiful look at santa cruz.
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welcome back to "gma." that is baby love. you take the live look at april the giraffe who could go into labor at any moment. millions of people all over the world have been watching her. maybe she has some stage fright. we don't know. we're waiting to see that newborn. is it a boy? is it a girl? is today the day we finally find out. the zoo's owner joining us in our big board to talk about april. >> i felt bad or april. i wouldn't want everyone looking at me waiting to give labor. >> any day will be the day. president putin's top aide says russia relations with the u.s. are worse than they were during the cold war. that happened in our exclusive interview just moments ago as the investigation into russian interference as it intensifies at home. georgia's governor has declared a state of emergency after that massive fire in
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atlanta led to a bridge lapse and shut down a big portion of the major interstate and created a commuter nightmare that could take months to repair. now to new developments in that missing mom case that made national headlines this past fall. sherri papini found on the side of the road claiming she was kidnapped and tortured but now we are learning of police reports raising questions about her past. abc's matt gutman has more from los angeles. good morning, matt. >> reporter: hey, good morning, amy. now, this sheath of police reports doesn't directly have anything to do with the kidnapping case, but it does shine a light on possibly erratic behavior by sherri papini 15 years ago. her sister and father claiming that at one point she kicked open the doors to their house. her mother claiming another point sherri was self-harming and blaming her mother for it. this morning, a batch of newly uncovered police reports shows that sherri papini's mysterious disappearance last november -- >> a missing mother of two from redding -- >> reporter: -- wasn't the first
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time her name had been mentioned to police. in multiple calls between 2000 and 2011 and obtained by abc news, her own family members complained to police about sherri. in a 2003 call seeking advice from police, sherri's own mother apparently said her daughter was harming herself and blaming it on her. in an october 2000 call her sister reports sherri attempted to break in her home by kicking in her back door. that same day, sherri's father calling police telling them she vandalized his home. >> you have these situations when she was a teenager and there's nothing to date that would suggest they're relevant as to what happened to her several months ago. >> reporter: none of those calls first reported by the sacramento bee resulted in her arrest. last november the 34-year-old so-called supermom triggered a national search after she disappeared near her northern california home while jogging. but on thanksgiving morning, she
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was found on the side of a highway 150 miles from where she went missing. >> female needs medical attention. she is heavily battered. and it is going to be some sort of assault. >> she was there in a bed and her poor face. and i just hugged her. i just held her. i felt like i hugged her for 20 minutes. >> keith, a couple of times you said her face, her poor face. >> yeah. >> what did you see? >> the bruises were just intense, the bumps from, you know, being hit and kicked and whatever else. everybody gets a bruise once in a while but not these types. >> reporter: sherri told police she was ab ducked by two hispanic women who she says kept their faces covered and spoke in mostly spanish. keith says he believes she was telling the whole truth. is there a possibility that sherri is trying to protect you from something else?
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>> what do you mean? >> something she might know. >> oh, no, she would tell me anything. >> reporter: for the sheriff, speaking before her reappearance, some parts of the story never quite fit. >> we're not saying it is an abduction. we're not saying it is not. could it be a voluntary disappearance or involuntary, we don't know at this time. >> reporter: and five months later there is still a lot police don't know. there's no composite sketch of the women would allegedly abducted sherri papini. there are no suspects, no persons of interest, no witnesses that we know of and in multiple conversations with the sheriff's office yesterday, i'm told the public should not be concerned about a gang of kidnappers on the loose in northern california. they tell me there is simply no evidence of that. in a statement released overnight now sherri's family weighing in, calling the release of these reports of phone conversations from 16 years ago victim-blaming. amy. >> all right, matt, thank you. we want to bring in our legal analyst abc's dan abrams and
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nancy grace and, dan, obviously the sheriff's department knew about the past instances. now that they've been forced to release them does it do anything to their investigation? >> well, look, let's talk about what doesn't party, right? it doesn't matter there is an allegation she kicked in a door or misappropriated funds from dad. none of that to me matters at all. does it matter that mom alleged one time that she hurt herself and blamed mom? you know, that does start to look a little bit like this case and it doesn't mean that that's what happened but i think it is relevant in assessing the investigation. but maybe most importantly, people like me relied on the sheriffs who are coming out and saying, look, we are convinced, this is a while ago, that this was a crime, that what she is saying was true. and now they're telling matt gutman, well, you know, we don't think there's this band of criminals out there. well, look, this is not just the sherri papini case. this is also the case of that community. that community has a right to
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know if the sheriff's department thinks that there is a real chance they could be at risk from these bandits as well. >> nancy, let me bring you in on that because, yes, fairly significant that the sheriff is telling the community there you don't have to worry. >> well, yes, i find that significant. but before we go down that path, i'd like to point out to everybody after having tried many, many cases, you take your victims as you find them. they're not always nuns and priests and virgins and altar boys, okay? the fact that she may have self-harmed in the past, that is a serious illness, a problem that she had and now it's being dredged up and used against her. i would suggest we look back at the evidence of her kidnapping, her alleged kidnapping, i mean she was covered in bruised and scabs. her hair was cut off. the bridge of her nose was broken. your own reporter, matt gutman, says she wasn't disfigured but
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he could hardly even recognize her. plus, she was found 150 miles away. you think with the intense scrutiny on her disappearance she could get there on her own? what, hitchhike? so, all that together plus her husband passing a lie detector test does add credibility to her claims. i think this is victim-blaming. everybody can't wait to blame her. >> so, nancy, do you blame the sheriff's department as part of that? >> no, no, i don't. >> well, then -- you have to. >> i don't know why you're saying that. >> i'll tell you why -- >> i'm not blaming anybody, but her abduction seems real. yes, she's got problems. i'm sure everybody around listening to us right now has problems. that doesn't me she wasn't abducted. >> why then when matt asked repeatedly if the community needs to be concerned, that the bottom line is if she was abducted, the community does need to be concerned, okay? bottom line is if strangers took her in a van off the street, the community should be worried.
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so, why -- >> let me tell you something, dan abrams -- >> -- responsibility on the sheriff's department. >> there are multiple -- i'm not blaming the sheriff's department for her kidnapping or nonkidnapping. they had nothing to do with it, but if you look at the statistics in that area, the nearby emerald triangle, there are many, many missing women that have not been recovered, and i even made a list, stacy smart, amy ridgencamp, amy snow, it goes on and on. and i don't know why we're focusing on something she did in the past to suggest she wasn't kidnapped. i mean, you'd have to believe she did all of that to herself and managed to get 150 miles away without detection. >> you know, she was also branded, as well. so there was very significant injuries. matt, i know that you were able and your team was able to see some of those photos of sherri papini. you said that the sheriff's department told you they are 100% convinced they will solve this case. how does her husband, keith, feel about the investigation?
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>> reporter: well, one of the things keith has been doing throughout has -- is cooperating with investigators and investigators tell me that sherri has been doing the same thing. they are in constant contact with the family. the problem is they have not been able to dredge from her memory anything that has led them to a suspect and it's also telling that they haven't even been able to put together a single composite sketch of these alleged abductors and one of the things that keith says is that, you know, it's going to be a long time before he and sherri are able to get back to normal again and one of the things they're focusing on is just trying to live a normal life but they are still so far away from that. >> i want to be clear, i'm not saying i think her story isn't true. i think that what's difficult -- >> oh, somebody is backtracking. >> hang on a second, nancy. reconciling the new statements with their old statements is the point i'm making and -- >> i will tell you one thing that's very troubling, dan, and i hate to pour gasoline on your
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fire, but it's always concerned me that a report came out her cell phone that was found where she was allegedly abducted had the ear buds coiled up neatly on it and it was placed in the grass. that is a fact that's always bothered me. not what she did ten years ago. >> does that make you think keith papini had something to do with it? maybe the husband knew something he didn't tell the sheriff's office? >> no. he passed a polygraph. we need to move on. i don't think he had anything to do with this. you'd have to believe all of this was self-inflicted and that's hard for me to believe. >> yeah, well, obviously there's a lot to say about this. we're all still talking and that's one reason why matt will be on "20/20" with the story of another missing woman who survived five days stranded in the desert. that incredible story tonight at 10:00 p.m. eastern right here on abc. george, over to you. >> okay, amy, coming up here in just two minutes the new letter from the watcher. is there a stalker haunting a new jersey home? i have asthma... ...one of many pieces in my life.
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and we're back now with a new threat from the stalker known as the watcher who has been haunting the owners of the new jersey home and sent a letter, as well. their lawyer says this is more sinister than the others and gio benitez is on the scene in westfield, new jersey. good morning, gio. >> reporter: george, good morning to you. this city has been called one of the safest in america but still the owners of that house say they're too afraid to move in. right now the big mystery who is writing those letters? this morning, a new reported letter from the so-called westfield watcher, a mysterious figure allegedly stalking this $1.3 million home in a tiny neighborhood in new jersey. the home's current owners, too afraid to reveal their identities or the address say this six-bedroom house was once their dream home. as soon as they bought it they say they started receiving menacing letters like this, all of the windows and doors allow me to watch you and track you as you move through the house. and, i watch and wait for the
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day the young blood will be mine again. after receiving the threatening letters the owners say they felt too scared to move in and opted to rent out the home instead but less than three weeks after their tenant moved in last month a fourth letter arrived. court documents say it contains specific threats and is more derogatory and sinister than any of the others. >> it's a great house. this is a total tragedy and nightmare for my clients. >> reporter: the whole story is similar to the plot of the 2011 film "dream house." >> anybody who lives in this house gets killed. >> i'm shocked. i've lived here my whole life. yeah, it was a pretty big shocker. >> reporter: last year the owners applied for permits to demolish the house and build two new ones on the land, something the town rejected but the family is fighting in court. in this newest letter, the watcher allegedly tells the owners not to follow through with their plan. and this is allegedly going on
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for three years and police still haven't named any suspect but the family is now suing the previous owners saying they knew the watcher existed but never said anything. >> but what's going on with the renters living there now? >> reporter: well, you know what, the local newspaper spoke to someone they believe is the renter and that person said, not my issue. >> okay. thanks, gio. over to michael. >> thank you, george. coming up on our big board, giraffe watch, april is set to give birth any moment now and the zoo's owner is going to join us when we come back. hang in there, april. ♪ baby love my baby love hang in there, april. . she's a world-class swimmer who's stared down the best in her sport. but for both of them, the most challenging opponent was... pe blood clots in my lung. it was really scary. a dvt in my leg. i had to learn all i could to help protect myself. my doctor and i choose xarelto® xarelto®... to help keep me protected.
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the mother-to-be last month, she's become a worldwide sensation with more than 15 million views and joining us now exclusively the owner of animal adventure park, jordan patch and, jordan, good morning to you. april's vet says she could go into labor at any moment. she is way overdue, so, what's the latest this morning? >> well, this morning, we've already actually had to call dr. tim to the park because april has progressed significantly overnight. >> ooh. >> by all means today is not the day to stop watching. we are there. we are close. all signs are go. >> i was going to make a joke about a watched pot but maybe today is the day. we've said it. you said it. it could happen at any moment. hundreds of thousands are watching at any given time. give us an idea how long her labor may last, i mean she's a pro at this. this is her fourth time. >> right, she's a pro and the neat thing about their labor they hide the labor signs because in the wild if they were making it very clear they were in labor, every hyena and lion would sit tight and wait for mom to become vulnerable.
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in a captive management program she's hiding some of those signs but once in full labor it is a quick process and can be 30 to 60 minutes before we have a calf on the ground. >> jordan, feed her, man. feed her. >> feed me, seymour. i know. >> i can tell you what, i've never heard of anybody hiding a pregnancy until now. >> i'm laughing because you're feeding her but i believe some people would suggest you feed her spicy food so you guys came up with a giraffe taco in hopes it would help? >> yeah, you know, our sense of humor is kind of what's kept us sane throughout the entire process and the other evening our veterinarian upon many suggestions to help us induce labor offered a giraffe taco. naturally it didn't do much, but it is a fun thing and it always keeps everybody laughing and on their toes. >> a little controversy. what happened? youtube temporarily suspended the viewing, so what happened? >> yeah, you know, initially
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when the camera went live back in the beginning of february, it was getting some viewership but then all of a sudden it got very, very popular and there are some people that fundamentally disagree with what we do here keeping the animals in captivity but there is a purpose for that, trust me, so, their tool to take down our cam to punish us or take it off air was to report it to youtube for having sexually explicit content. well, it did go down but only for about 30, 60, maybe 90 minutes and then it was back up due to popular demand and from there it has gone available. >> thank goodness, jordan. wait, so it's pretty funny and all laughing about april's tongue. that's her cue that she wants more? >> yeah, well, by all means that tongue is their tool for grabbing just about anything so you could call that the begging tongue. >> i love that. all right, jordan, we will be watching as will the rest of the world. thank you so much. >> i was hoping it would have happened right now when we were live but i guess not. >> come on. maybe, maybe later today. right? coming up a new health alert for you. how much salt is really in your favorite foods? the surprising new study. this morning when we come back. study. this morning when we come back.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m., and we have our exclusive interview with president putin's right-hand man. his press secretary takes on accusations about russia interfering in our election to get donald trump elected president. says relations are worse than the cold war as the investigation here at home heats up. parenting alert, no more stranger danger. is it time to put an end to the common warning and give kids a new way of approaching people they don't know that could potentially keep them safer? new study revealing the top salty foods in the american diet. the most surprising revelations. how do you know if you're getting the right amount? dr. ashton is here to break it down. ♪ oh i want to dance with somebody ♪ "gma" exclusive, maks opening up after the injury that has thrown the dancing competition wide open.
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>> i want to come back and win. >> will he recover? and make a comeback for his partner. ♪ soul sister plus, it's fririday and we e ringing in the weekend with the great kate hudson live in times square. and she's saying -- >> good morning, america. good morning, america. happy friday. welcome to all of you here. >> and we also are excited that kate hudson is here. she's going to reveal her new project and how she's building a business empire. >> plus, we've got secrets to making your child a money genius. we all need to listen to this. even if you're not a money genius, that's the clue and, lara, you have big news about that. >> we have an exclusive. we know he recently got hurt on "dancing with the stars" in rehearsal.
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now he has a message exclusively for us, how he is doing, and you'll see it here. >> that is all coming up. but first let's get the morning rundown. the big story this morning former national security adviser michael flynn, ready to reveal what he knows about russia and any possible links to the trump campaign. general flynn now asking for immunity from prosecution in exchange for his testimony before congress. president trump fired flynn last month for not fully disclosing his contacts with russia. this morning the president tweeted his reaction saying, mike flynn should ask for immunity in that this is a witch hunt by the media and democrats of historic proportion. the white house is not confirming or denying a "new york times" report that the white house officials gave intelligence files to congressman devin nunes who was leading the house investigation into russia's meddling in the election. the report is fueling concerns about political interference in the investigation. meanwhile, russian president vladimir putin's spokesman spoke to george this morning, and said
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relations between the u.s. and russia may be worse now than during the cold war. dmitry peskov denied allegations that moscow tried to undermine the election. >> when any blamings that russia could have been interfering in domestic affairs of the united states is slander. and it has no evidence at all. >> peskov said for relations to improve, the leaders of both countries must come together to re-establish dialogue. it could take months to repair a highway in atlanta from a fire on interstate 85 to collapse. no cars on the bridge but a state of emergency was declared. the fire started in the industrial area below the highway. and the so-called strongest coffee in the world is now for sale in the u.s., and it's raising safety questions. it's being called black insomnia. it packs four times more caffeine than the average cup. that is nearly double the daily recommended caffeine intake for adults. finally the game everyone is buzzing about, the players at
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this preseason baseball game in arizona hit the deck. look at this. they were trying to duck for cover to avoid a swarm of bees that invaded the field. look at that. >> wow. >> i've never seen anything like that. even the umpire dropped to the ground. it apparently was a good strategy because no bee stings were reported. i actually didn't know that's what you are supposed to do. >> stop, drop and roll. >> i didn't either. >> that's what i'm going to do. >> they forgot the roll part. [ laughter ] >> glad everyone is okay. >> yeah. >> good job, amy. all right, guys. "pop news" time, and i'll tell you -- good morning. as we alluded to an exclusive coming out of "dancing with the stars" maks speaking out about his recent calf injury. we've got video of him telling his partner heather morris and his replacement about a procedure he had done to start the healing process. >> i still feel like, you know, we have a chance and you deserve
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it and i want to give you 150% effort and, you know, be physically as, you know, as active as i was at my best when nothing hurt, so i want to come back and win. >> we don't know exactly what the injury was. he said it felt like someone punched him in the calf or took a back to his calf. he says doctors made a concentrate from his bone marrow stem cells and plasma and injected it back into his calf to start correcting or regenerating the cells. i don't know if it was a tear, but, maks, we love you and wish you the best. [ applause ] you can see "dancing with the stars," of course, where, right here. who knew? also in "pop news" this morning, forget about high intensity interval training. don't forget about it but listen to this. a new study suggesting hot bath may be as beneficial as a 30-minute walk. scientists -- >> what? >> i no e.
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know. i love this. scientists at a university in the uk tracked their theory by having a group of men do a one-hour bicycle ride and take a one-hour bath in 104-degree water. perfection. the goal being to raise the overall body temperature by 1 degree and while they found that the bath wasn't the same as riding the bike in terms of calorie burning, it did burn the same amount of energy, 130 calories as going for a half-hour walk. that's pretty good. my workout. >> you know how many people are just going to go lay in the tub right now? >> you can have a glass of wine. zero sum game. >> i feel like that's -- >> ali is texting me, i told you, george. the analysis showed that passive heating as it's called is not only a good way to burn calories but wards off cardiovascular diseases. >> opens up your blood vessels. >> bath time for everybody. and then, amy, i'm following your lead from yesterday. spelling isn't every student's strong suit but with joe dombrowski you are guaranteed to learn a thing or two.
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take a look. >> the next word is speekuzslmn. look, there is a speenuch, s-p-e-e-n-u-c-h. there's silent letters. what's the matter? students were sick and i said what's the matter with you, w-a-z-a-m-a-t-t-a. the next word is chchch, c-h-c-h-c-h. nice. >> the kids were psyched and they got that one right. this was a real test. there were ten words on it. not one of them was a real word as you can probably tell there. it wasn't until the bonus question, joe said how do you spell april fools and the class realized they had been bamboozled and many silent letters in bamboozled as well. >> that was cute. i love that.
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>> happy april fools' day tomorrow, everybody. that's "pop news." coming up, we we learned in our experiment about keeping kids safe. and kate hudson is here getting ready backstage and will join us live coming up in just a minute. "gma's" morning menu is brought to you by chick-fil-a. nobody's hurt, but there will still be pain. morning menu is brought to you by chick-fil-a. " brought to you by chick-fil-a. > brought to you by chick-fil-a. r? now if you had liberty mutual new car replacement™, you'd get your whole car back. i guess they don't want you driving around on three wheels. smart. with liberty mutual new car replacement™, we'll replace the full value of your car. liberty stands with you™. liberty mutual insurance. here we go! tradition calls.
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and we are back now with an important alert about the term stranger danger. the national center for missing & exploited children renewing the push for parents to use a different approach to keeping kids safe. t.j. holmes has a closer look and an experiment. >> hey. mom sent me to get you. >> who are you? >> reporter: many of us grew up watching psas like these. >> come on. >> no. >> >> reporter: showing the potential threat commonly taught as stranger danger. >> so easy.
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it rhymes. one phrase blanket statement. >> reporter: the national center for missing & exploited children wants to put an end to the phrase. >> we know when they're being abducted and stranger danger doesn't fit the model. >> reporter: for one, a child is much more like lie to be harmed by someone the child knows, and many don't understand the concept of stranger danger, associate them with mean-looking people, and -- >> oftentimes, kids are in a situation where they will need to reach out to a stranger for help. >> reporter: so, we enlisted callahan walsh to conduct an experiment with ten children from central elementary school all familiar with stranger danger. >> you should never trust them. >> if they keep following you, you just run. >> reporter: we hired four actors to play a range of roles set in a make-believe grocery store, a mom with a baby, a security guard, a store clerk and an average joe. according to walsh, three of the four, the mom, the guard and clerk, all come with
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identifiable signs, a baby, a badge and a name tag that signify a safe adult, but in a dire situation, a child should feel empowered to reach out to any of these strangers for help, but would they? >> now, let's pretend you're in a store shopping with your mom or dad, and you turned around and they weren't there, and you couldn't find them. what would you do? >> reporter: meanwhile, i'm backstage with ten sets of parents. do you think she would know what to do if a situation came up? >> yes, but i don't know what she would do under pressure. >> this mother with kids pushing the stroller. >> no. >> no, not talk to her. take a look behind her. is he somebody that you might talk to? >> no. >> nope? what about the mother with kids here? >> no. >> is that somebody you might talk to? >> yeah. >> you would? >> this average guy over here, kind of the average joe, no? not really? >> no. >> was that somebody you would talk to? >> yeah. >> reporter: at the end of our experiment, for the most part
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the children were not comfortable reaching out to strangers in a time of crisis, but the person they deemed most approachable, the store clerk. >> maybe like a store clerk with a name tag, would that be somebody you might go to? >> yeah. >> what about this woman over here? >> yeah. >> you would talk to her? >> yeah. >> okay. >> yeah. >> okay. >> reporter: there are times the kid needs to talk to a stranger, but there are also some times when you need to stay away from a stranger. what are those times? >> when a child is approached by an adult. children should always be taught to say no to an adult that approaches them. >> reporter: the lessons learned by the parents? >> i think reinforced he should talk to the store clerk. >> it gives me something to talk about with him and my other children. >> not every stranger is a dangerous person. there are people you can ask for help. >> reporter: and we are joined now by t.j. and callahan walsh a child advocate from the national center for missing & exploited children, and, t.j., i want to start with you. we're both parents. losing a child is -- would just
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drive us insane but if you lose a child, their natural instinct is to come find you but experts say that's not what you should do. >> not always the best case. you want them to stay put. what you didn't see in that scenario, some of those kids are independent. i mean, i've met your girls. you met my daughters. they want to figure it out on their own. i don't know that guy or that guy. you know what i'll do, i'll head outside and some of these kids wanted to go outside and wander around and try to find their parents. that's when the stranger danger could be an issue if you're so turned off by the idea of a stranger that you look for another option and some of those options. >> let'so f trusted adult. you know, a lot of these kids were confused about who to trust. >> absolutely. so parents should teach them to look for identit identifiable markers about who to trust like a security guard with a badge or a name tag on a clerk or even a mother with kids. >> all right, and when should you talk to your kids? when should be your first conversation, callahan, about
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this? >> never too early to start but around the preschool age is when they can start grasping these concepts. it's important to make sure you don't overwhelm or scare children. simple messaging is easy but that changes over time. that's why it's important to have ongoing conversations with your kids about safety. >> your daughter is that age, have you had the conversation yet? >> no. she is 4. and i wonder, can you make them too friendly? we walk down the street and talk to everybody, talk to police officers all the time and say hi. can you start them too early? to be too friendly and outgoing? >> that can be the problem sometimes. some kids don't understand what the concept of a stranger is and think it's someone who is only mean or ugly looking when it could be anybody, right? they -- just because they're buttoned up and look nice, that's still a stranger to that child so, you know, they need to look for identifiable markers. if they're in an emergency and might need a stranger's help, you know, if they're in a case like this. >> i tell you what, this is just a conversation parents need to have with their kids, and i guess it's never too young to start. >> absolutely. >> callahan, thank you so much
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for joining us, and tell your father we said hello and thank him for all the things he's done. t.j., thanks for coming in and doing your job today. we appreciate you. coming up, everybody, that surprising new study, going to find out which foods are really the saltiest, and there she is. dr. ashton is here next. next.
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welcome back to a friday morning on "good morning america." and you know what, i know you all want to do this. let's check in on april the giraffe. we all know she's due any moment. we checked in earlier just in case, michael, that it actually happens during this show. by the way, the zoo has partnered with toys "r" us for the live giraffe cam making a significant donation to the giraffe conservation fund to help giraffes worldwide. isn't that great?
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[ applause ] she -- you know what, it is kind of meditative to watch april. i'm loving it. you can also follow april all morning on our "gma" facebook page just like that. she's hardly moving. i thought it froze. she's not. she's just taking a picture. good friday morning. i'm lisa. you see the camera shaking here. wind advisory until noon for the upper elevations and the winds relax, warm up this afternoon over the weekend even warmer with 80s in the inland valleys so wind gusts to 50 miles per hour here. mt. diablo, mt. hamilton. and then highs ranging from 64 half moon bay, 73 in san jose. look ahead, it is a warm weekend and then slightly cooler next week. we are back with dr. jennifer ashton standing by in case april, the giraffe needs help. >> i'm upset i'm not up there. >> you have delivered many
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babies. she is very calm. >> she doesn't have an epidural. >> let's get salty. >> on the show. >> this is a new report out of the cdc revealing the top salty foods and dr. jennifer ashton is here to break it down. surprising results. >> right. so this report highlights the massive problem we have in this country with sodium which we know can contribute to high blood pressure and deaths from stroke and heart disease. take a look at the numbers because we're not doing so well. the average american is getting about 3,400 milligrams a day of sodium. the recommended target, 2,300. if you have high blood pressure, heart disease, drop that number even more to 1,500 and 2,000 and this report really highlights the number one salty food. >> and you're pointing because it's something you eat a ton of. >> bread. >> it's bread. >> so, you don't think of this, but you have to now because you're getting a big amount of sodium from bread. >> so, what other foods surprised you? >> 70% of our sodium intake is coming from actually just 25 foods which is good because the more aware we are of that, the more we can minimize our intake.
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the three that surprised me, omelets. these are -- i'm having one right after the show and that's probably in preparation of the omelet. they're putting a lot of salt in. cereals and then condiments. >> sweet foods. >> sweet foods, but also this is before you reach for the salt shaker. these are foods you don't expect to contain sodium and they do so we need to watch that. >> let's talk about the fact you're both a doctor and nutritionist. what's your take on sort of the common perceptions we have? >> this is controversial in medicine and nutrition because a lot of data shows what we call a j-shaped curve with sodium intake. those that take in little or a lot have higher risk of death from all causes. other studies show a straight line, the more sodium, the higher risk of death so be aware. >> is there a list somewhere we can get? i want to know. 25 foods. >> i'll send it on e-mail and it's on the cd site. >> dr. jennifer ashton standing by for april and you're standing by because kate hudson is with us live.
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good morning. i'm reggie aqui. it's 8:27. we ore going to take a look at the traffic outside right now. alexis, how does friday shape up for us? >> actually, doing pretty good right now. back down to the sig alert. northbound 101 onramp from bailey avenue, a sig alert in the coyote area. south of san jose. this is, of course, all due to the flipped big rig from this morning around 4:30. they're still trying to get it uprighted and cleaned up and could be 10:00 before that is fully cloered. not an impact on the main lines. a quick check of the bay bridge toll plaza, sunshining and high wind advisory still in effect. >> windy and
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app and abc7news.com. there's the wind that lisa was ♪here's the wind that lisa was welcome back to "gma." and as you can see, i got to say we have an incredible friday audience here. give yourself a hand. there we go. [ applause ] and the only thing that could make this day better is this actress who played a rock star in "almost famous" and stole matthew mcconaughey's heart not once but twice and takes mine every time i see her. please welcome kate hudson, everybody. [ cheers and applause ] >> hey. hi, hi, hi. >> how are you? >> hi. >> nice to see you. >> mwah. >> okay. >> welcome.
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>> i'm excited. >> we're happy to have you. >> you're early. you brought the energy. >> always. >> revved up the audience. >> i try. i try. >> so, we saw your mom in a new movie coming out. >> with amy schumer. >> pretty cool. >> yeah. it's great. i saw it. it's fantastic. people are going to love it. it's just like the perfect mother's day movie. it's so funny. they're great together. it's exciting. >> and she's celebrating a big anniversary, 34th anniversary. >> yeah, 34 years. >> look at this photo. >> yeah, i did. i did. >> wow. >> so beautiful. >> '80s chic. they're hot. i just have to say. i have really hot -- >> i told you this before. i'm the biggest fan of your mom. can quote all her movies. she got a beautiful award. got the cinema icon award in
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vegas. >> yeah, i heard it was really good. i haven't seen it yet. i just saw on her instagram her dancing with her makeup artist who is like her new soul mate so she's just like dancing around the world with joey. >> would you ever do a movie with your mom? >> you know -- >> look. >> you got it. that's hilarious. i love that. >> you know -- yeah, i would but i don't -- it's not something that we think about that often. >> i think about it. [ laughter ] >> i mean, it would be fun. but it -- it would have to be the right thing and, you know, we work more on my mom's foundation together and do a lot of stuff like that and that's kind of where our passion is and so, you know, with kids and mindfulness so i like doing that with mom and then it's the thing -- if, you know, if it happen, it happens. >> if the perfect script came along you wouldn't turn it away. >> right. >> we've been showing a lot of throwback pictures of your
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frami family. randy bergman is 31 years old. when she was 13, she did one of those time capsule things and she buried it, and she dug it up and what she found was newspaper clippings with her favorite bands and celebrities. >> oh, yes. >> there we go. >> she also found the elastic on her braces from her braces. >> oh. >> i don't know if those are used or not but she found them. >> what was that. >> a list of her seventh grade crushes and had a cassette with one of our favorite jams. you remember this song, check it out ♪ i get knocked down ♪ i get up again ♪ i get knocked down >> my tape -- my mix tape looked very different. mine was like nirvana and pearl jam. >> yeah. >> you know, i was -- [ applause ] i was like blur -- i was a '90s -- i like '90s, chili
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peppers. tribe called quest. that was my -- >> bringing it back. >> and then -- >> outside of the music what else would have been in there? i'm curious. >> for me? a madonna petticoat. like probably my van halen 45 of "jump." >> musical theme that runs through your life. >> oh, please, that's all -- that's all i ever cared about was music, but and performing, but my family. i cared about my family too. >> got to throw that in there. don't forget. >> but what else? i mean, used to have these like mickey mouse mini tarts. they were like sweet tarts and came and were tiny and i just -- that was the candy for me. yeah. they were like nerds but sweet
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tarts. >> like that dipping stick. >> fun dip. >> it's still happening. >> all about fun dip. you know what else, those rubber bracelets. >> oh, yeah. >> the '80s. >> go for acid wash jeans. >> high waisted. >> totally. >> you mentioned music is huge to you, performing is huge but you're also quite the designer now. >> oh, yes. >> obsessed with -- >> fabletics, baby. >> yeah. >> where is that on my list of prioritys? my big priority right now. obviously i work on acting a lot but fabletics has become a huge part of my life, and the success has been amazing and i'm actually in new york because we're launching extended sizes, and it's something we're really excited about so we range from extra extra small to 3x and so -- >> literally when i go home and
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take off our dress, every girl i know including myself that's what we live in. whether you work out or not you're dressed like you work out. >> it's true. it's true. >> it makes you feel better. >> i love to work out. maybe i'll run -- >> i'm still wearing my leggings and i think too that's really kind of what we wanted to bring a fashion perspective to athleticwear and athleisure and that's what we're doing and have a blast. all about our prints. it's a lot. we design a lot -- we're monthly. so we bring out new product every month. oh, hey. oh, my god. you're -- yes, i do. i see a fabletics pant. so crazy. >> that was not planned. that was not planned at all. >> and -- >> that was our chevron print. >> beautiful. >> but anyway, yes. >> being physical is a big part of your acting, as well. we've seen you do a lot of
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stunts but i heard there was one with kevin hart in the bahamas that you were not -- >> oh, god, no, that wasn't a stunt. that was getting certified. we were -- we had to get -- we all had to get certified to scuba dive and everybody seemed comfortable but kevin and i were a little bit not as comfortable with the moment and, you know, there's nothing like being at the literally at the end of earth trying to get certified with kevin hart. it's -- it really was one of the great experiences for both of us and it bonded us greatly. so, but we did it. of course. >> if it didn't go well you'd go down laughing. >> exactly, exactly. which is the right way to go down. you're right. yes. oh, that was really funny. >> and forget about scuba diving. you're a karaoke singer and you can really sing, though. but -- >> not a karaoke singer.
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>> you can really sing then you love karaoke. you have a setup at your house which i do too. >> you do? >> i'm not good, but you are. >> look at my baby. oh, look. a little caterpillar. >> he is. >> performing too. >> you know, turns out, interpretive dancing is his vibe. no, being -- yeah, actually bing is quite the drummer at 5 years old which is pretty amazing to watch. since he was literally a year old, it's just drum, drums, and he has not stopped but he sings, he loves to sing, ryder is more into acting, you know, ryder is already planning, you know, his -- >> oscar acceptance -- >> -- application to new york to go to tish and i'm like, okay. hold on a second. you know, but, yeah, they're definitely -- you know, you realize i guess when have you kids that there's -- yeah,
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certain things are just kind of in the genes, you know, and you just hope that they work -- you just make it all about the work. just keep them focused on working on their crafts. >> we try. we try. >> yeah, yeah. >> we love you. thank you for coming. congrats on success and everything. >> thank you. >> tell mom we said hi. [ applause ] >> and very exciting news for you guys. thank you, kate. every single person is going home with a $50 voucher for fabletics. thanks to kate. [ applause ] >> very excited. >> i love it. >> how to make your kids geniuses in finance. coming up.
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and we are back celebrating national crayon day and the three-time grammy award winning group pentatonix, right. who doesn't love coloring all celebrating together and you kids love coloring, don't you? we'll see your creations in just a couple of minutes but, you guys, it is time to reveal the color crayola is retiring from its box of 24. are you ready? here we go. come on in. it's dandelion. nine-foot dandelion. you guys are here for the retirement party.
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it's a celebration, really, of sorts. you guys have to lohr coloring and crayola. what was your favorite color. >> mine was cerulean. >> indigo. >> periwinkle. >> dandelion. >> we don't mean any offense. >> the other question, coloring is so creative in a creative group it was important in your youth, i'm sure. >> absolutely. we all colored growing up. it's just like so important to color and create whether music, it's really important. >> yeah, and i'm sure we could harmonize and make something of a dandelion song. >> we'll write a song. >> kid, you've been coloring. can you please show off those beautiful creations? very nice. this was one of my favorite things. being a child, i know i have a 1-year-old and we got him his first box of crayons. dandelion is there there. he'll keep it because it's a 24. guess what, the fans of crayola exactly have a chance to help name the new color, yes.
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before it makes its debut. so, that's exciting. all right. i love the smell. smell that? good friday morning. you can see the glow over the hills. a beautiful day. once the winds relax. it's still quite gusty in the upper elevations and 60s by noontime. low 70s today dandelion, we wish you well. thank you so much for all of your years of service. all right. happy retirement. let's go ahead and head back to lara. thank you, ginger. i had a feeling i'm wearing this in honor of. we're all parents here. all of us are parents here including miss kate hudson joining us and important money lessons. best-selling author beth kobliner is here to share secrets from her new book called "make your kid a money genius." yes, please. beth. yes, please.
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so, what is the most important thing parents should know? before we get to our lesson what's the most important thing they should know? >> the important thing, you have to start early and start when your kid is 3 because they understand basic concepts like exchange and like -- >> already failing. >> but by 7, some of those habits are already set according to research so it's good but it's never too late. >> all right, so we have some questions for everybody. we'll put you guys to the test and hopefully teach you all something in the process and we'll say a few statements then you tell me if you think they're true and false and beth will tell you what she has to say about the answers. numero uno, handing cash to your kids may make them spend less. true or false, michael, kate, amy. okay, what do you think? >> beth. >> i have to say true is correct. >> oh. >> i was hoping that. >> the idea is when you give your -- when people use cash they spend less than when they use credit cards or debit cards, in fact, when they use cards they spend almost two times as
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much. it's sort of like the pain of paying when you're handing over dollar bills you feel like you're getting rid of the money and so it's better to use cash. >> but sometimes a kid spend it and just ask for more. >> yeah. >> well, i just don't -- >> another question. you should insist your child has a job by high school. true or false, guys. you should insist your child -- >> that's a hard one. >> -- has a job by high school? >> kind of going against -- >> you are 2 for 2. false. >> really? >> yes. >> why? >> it's, you know, great to have a part-time job where you're in high school to help with family responsibility. but, if your kid works more than 15 hours a week, their grades tend to drop. so, unless you could limit it to below 15 hours a week you might as well wait and have them work in the summer. >> did you have part-time jobs. >> i did 20 hours and had straight as. just saying. what about these expectations for the kids?
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>> i -- >> i had a job. >> i had a job, can't say i got straight as. it all worked out. it all worked out. but and i loved my job, yeah. i thought that was really -- >> i think it's a good lesson. 15 hours. >> but under 15 hours. >> okay, allowance is the best way -- allowance is the best way to teach your kids financial responsibility. >> the best way? that's a trick question. >> that's a trick question. >> the best way. >> allowance is a good way. >> okay. financial responsibility, allowance. >> right. well, when we ask it the tricky way you caught on to that. it is the best way the answer is no. i looked at two dozen academic studies on allowance from all over the world, and it found giving allowance sometimes is really good but sometimes it doesn't work so much. the most important thing with your kids is to be clear what the money is for if you give them some money, be consistent and don't tie it to chores. don't give an allowance for
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chores. >> oh. >> i'm 0 for 3. >> really? >> how else will i get them to do the work. >> i'm glad my kids are in school and not seeing this right now. >> i give them money for the chores they do. why is that wrong? >> research shows when you give money for chores you're taking away self-responsibility kids need and actually kids who have that self-responsibility go on to graduate from school and start a career more. >> i have to say, so i have a starting and then if they don't do them i take money away. >> amy, you are -- >> you're sort of above average. >> amy has -- >> is it wrong? >> listen, so many other questions i wanted to ask. i feel like we're all learning from this. check out the book. our studio out against going home with a copy of it. "make your kid a money genius" is out now. a great job. thank you, moms and dads. we'll be right back .
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we are back with jimmy kimmel who talked to nick watt about "the boss baby" and parenting his own young daughter. take a look. >> reporter: the only thing stranger than alec baldwin playing a baby -- >> put that cookie down! >> reporter: -- is jimmy kimmel playing his dad. >> not in real life but in this movie i'm his father. but, yeah, i am a dad, so it makes sense. "the boss baby" is a book that i would read to my daughter and they expanded it for this movie. it's really very cute. >> reporter: basically a battle between puppies and babies. >> people don't realize it because they're both cute but they hate each other. >> reporter: you were not aware you were involved in this sinister plot to suck up all the love in the world. >> i love that you have to ask questions like this. so you were unaware -- >> reporter: easy, kimmel. they made you interview the baby. >> what was the --
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[ snoring sounds ] >> power nap. >> my daughter has never been to the s before. >> it's like they're having their own meeting. >> i don't know if it's a good idea to put her in the theater to listen to dad's voice coming out of a cartoon character or it'll scar her forever. she knows i'm on television. she doesn't quite know what to make of it, especially with cameras now, you kind of think everybody is on television. we were driving by a billboard when jimmy fallon was hosting the golden globes and pointed and said, he's like daddy. >> you're a better actor than jimmy fallon. >> thank you. >> maybe playing himself. >> she sets the tone for the day when she wakes up in the morning. you can it immediately whether it'll be a good day or a bad day. today was not a good one, by the way. >> she'll like him after she sees the movie. it'll be a good day. for "good morning america," nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> go, you little -- >> look, the kids are finally getting along. >> that's nice. [ applause ] >> always love seeing jimmy. "the boss baby" hits nationwide
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theaters today and we'll be right back.
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and before we go we have a very special announcement. marking 25 years of his famous song "we shall be free" garth brooks involving robin roberts sharing inspirational memories about freedom and equality. >> what a great idea.
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>> i love the song too. by the way we've all been watching, april the giraffe all morning long, we want to wish her good luck and a special welcome to the newest member of our "gma" family, producer katie bosland welcoming paul.
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good morning on this friday. 8:59. i'm reggie aqui. lisa argen as the forecast. i think you will like unless you love rain or something. >> we have to get rid of the wind. you can see east bay hills camera is still shaking. winds 20 to 30 miles per hour. numbers up in the 50s an temperatures coming up today as the winds dial back. afternoon 60s and low 70s. all right. speakinging of the wind, high wind advisories for the bay bridge, san mateo bridge and dunbarton bridge. see the chop on the water and a quick check of drive times. not bad. 17 across the bay bridge and 11 minutes san francisco to sfo. reggie? >> we are dreaming of hawaii. abc7 and hawaiian airlines bringing the spirit of aloha to the abc7 viewers.
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