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good morning, america. breaking overnight, president trump on the attack. lashing out at the media at a raucous rally. >> i really don't think they like our country. i really believe that. >> whipping up the crowd and doubling down on those controversial comments on charlottesville. [ chanting "donald trump has got to go" ] >> as thousands protest outside. police in riot gear fire off tear gas? >> tear gas in the air. >> our team right inside the chaos. severe storms taking aim. torrential downpours slamming half the country stranding cars, forcing water rescues overnight as wildfires force hundreds to flee their homes out west and the new threat brewing in the gulf. fighting back. tiger woods and lindsey vonn hacked. nude photos of the former power
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couple leaked online stolen from the olympic gold medalist's phone profiling some other high-profile celebrities and what they're saying they'll do. ♪ i'm up all night to get lucky ♪ powerball fever hits a new high. the second largest jackpot ever now soaring to $700 million. the rush to buy the winning ticket ahead of tonight's drawing, is it your lucky day? ♪ we're up all night to get lucky we're up all night to get lucky ♪ good morning, america. yes, excitement growing for the powerball this morning. lines already growing across the country. in new york, nevada, pennsylvania and more and, george, you'll get in line. >> i'll finally break down and buy a ticket. we'll have a lot more coming up. but we begin with that fiery rally in phoenix last night. president trump unleashed, what a dramatic shift from the somber commander in chief the night before.
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remember he called on the whole country to come together in unity but last night he was angry, he was raw. he was divisive and deceptive and lashed out at the media and he went back at charlottesville saying his words were, quote, perfect, but he left out the comments that drew so much fire. president trump also threatened to shut down the government if congress doesn't pay for a border wall. this is a wall he promised mexico would pay for, and outside the rally thousands of protesters clashed with trump supporters and police. our senior white house correspondent cecilia vega was in the room and starts us off from phoenix. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: george, good morning to you. an hour and 15 minutes plus, that is how long the president went on for here. a full assault on the media for the backlash he faced over charlottesville. president trump went to phoenix overnight using the opportunity to defend his response to charlottesville. >> as i said everything, i hit them with neo-nazi, i hit them with everything. i got the white supremacists, the neo-nazi. i got them all in there. let's see. kkk, we have kkk. i got them all.
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>> reporter: he made a full rebuttal of the controversy over his comments. >> now i say we have to heal our wounds and the wounds of our country. i love the people of our country. the people. all of the people. >> reporter: reading portions of his various responses, one by one. >> the first one, i did this three times. we have to come together as americans with love for the nation. so, in my second statement i got really specific and they said, why didn't he do it faster. >> reporter: except in his retelling the president never mentions his most controversial comments. >> we condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides. >> reporter: also never mentioning how many times he reiterated it. >> and you had some very bad people in that group. but you also had people that were very fine people on both sides. >> reporter: he rallied his base by riling them up.
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taking dead aim at the media for the fallout over one of his worst weeks as president so far. >> they make up stories. they have no sources in many cases. they say a source says. there is no such thing. but they don't report the facts. >> reporter: and hinting that there is a pardon to come for arizona's controversial sheriff joe arpaio. >> but you know what, i'll make a prediction. i think he's going to be just fine, okay. but i won't do it tonight. because i don't want to cause any controversy, is that okay? >> reporter: a campaign rally. >> they're trying to take away our culture. they're trying to take away our history and our weak leaders, they do it overnight. >> reporter: looking ahead to a re-election by a president just eight months on the job. >> we are fully and totally committed to fighting for our agenda and we will not stop until the job is done.
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>> reporter: and the president's re-election campaign says there were 15,000 people here in phoenix to see him. he told that crowd, george, that he will get that border wall built even if it means the government has to shut down to pay for it. >> yeah, that was quite a threat. cecilia, you were in the room. 15,000 people there as well. the press is in full view as the president spends about 20 minutes or so at least attacking the media. just give us a sense of what happens, what that feels like when those attacks come. >> reporter: yeah, george, this was incitement plain and simple. i turned my cell phone camera on the crowd there so you could see what it looks like when the president turned the crowd -- turns the crowd on you. the president said journalists don't like this country. this one felt different.
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i got the tell you, george, a matter of time before someone gets hurt. >> it is just shocking that this is happening with an occupant in the white house. we'll talk about that more with matt dowd. but more on the streets of phoenix, amy. that's right, so many demonstrations for and against president trump so let's go to our chief national correspondent tom llamas there in the middle of all that chaos. good morning to you, tom. >> reporter: amy, good morning both sides showed up with massive crowds, but the phoenix police department was ready. it was loud, it was hot and it was mostly peaceful but that all changed right at the end. we were right there as police in riot gear advanced on demonstrators outside of president trump's phoenix rally. with moments of brief tension when protesters refused to leave the downtown area -- [ chanting ] >> reporter: -- officers wearing gas masks and armed with shields fired off tear gas. when demonstrators threw bottles and other projectiles, police used pepper spray to stop the assaults.
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you can see the phoenix police department, they're marching through downtown phoenix and they put tear gas in the air. they're also macing some people. earlier, police were able to keep the peace as several thousand demonstrators showed up surrounding the convention center where president trump held his rally. [ chanting ] phoenix police kept both sides separated but it didn't stop protesters from heckling trump supporters as they entered the rally. >> i'm really godsmacked the way that man has been acting in office. it's been nothing but total disorder. >> reporter: but the president's strong support here showed in the lines that wrapped around the convention center. many waiting 10 to 12 hours to hear the president speak. >> he is right about everything. we just need to support him as a country. >> reporter: most of the injuries last night were heat
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related. only a small number of arrests. the phoenix police department deserves a lot of credit, because the tension was so high last night and things could have been much worse. george. >> tom, thanks very much. let's bring in matthew dowd and running out of the times we've never seen anything like this before from someone in the white house, from the president of the united states and such a difference from just 24 hours before. >> yeah, it's amazing, george. i was reflecting on this last night and this morning. at a time in america where we're thirsty for healing and unity, donald trump arrived in the desert of arizona with an overheated rhetoric and damaging divisions in this. it does nothing to help heal the country at this point in time. he's presiding over this and he's only adding to this, only stoking the fires more and more. that last night was a perfect example of how on the mondays we see a mirage and on tuesdays we see the true donald trump and what we saw last night i have to say was the real donald trump. >> we learned last night that
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the president watches "gma" and he took off on me last night as well in part of his media rant but the thing is, this is not just impulse, this is strategy by the president. he is trying to turn accurate reporting into attacks on him and using that to bind him more closely to his political base. >> yeah, i notice he reused the attack on senator marco rubio so you're in good company, george, in the midst of this. this does nothing to help. what it seems like is that his greatest enemy is the truth. he's mad when somebody tells the truth and it was pointed out earlier in this segment as he read what he said he said and of course he left out the main thing which caused all the problem which was many sides, both sides in the midst of this but donald trump seems to have -- he loves the second amendment but he seems to have a real problem with the first amendment. >> and perhaps the most consequential attacks on republican senators, republican leaders in the senate, you know,
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did not wish john mccain well in his cancer fight even though he was in his home state. this could cause him huge problems as they face a big legislative agenda in the fall. >> i think this is probably the most damaging thing for him personally or for what he wants to do politically in this. john mccain is fighting brain cancer at this time. he's a war hero. he's beloved by every other senator in the united states senate and he attacked him. didn't use his name but he attacked him and jeff flake in this. all of donald trump's basket is sitting in their hands and all he's doing is making it harder and harder and harder for him to accomplish anything in this congress. >> yeah, he is really alienated senate majority leader mitch mcconnell. matthew dowd, thanks very much. now, we turn to those severe storms stretching from texas to maine sparking water rescues. out west wildfires forcing evacuations and ginger has been tracking all of the developments. good morning, ginger. >> good morning to you, amy. that was a long line of storms so a lot of areas to talk about. the storms blowing through new york city here. you can see the freedom tower
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getting hit by lightning and then mexico, new york, that huge tree on top of the suv. it did this for such a large region including the heavy rain in oklahoma. water rescues in the midwest overnight. downpours trapping dozens of drivers, emergency crews racing after more than two inches of rain fell in oklahoma county in just 30 minutes. at least 157 severe storm reports. destruction from kentucky to pennsylvania. winds to 60 miles per hour ripping trees up by their roots. branches impaling windshields. taking out power lines in pittsburgh. in washington state the scatter creek fire forcing emergency evacuations tuesday night. >> real tragedy. >> reporter: 100 families forced to abandon their homes destroying seven structures including four houses. crews containing the fire early this morning. that cold front is mostly done
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with its work there but we've got to the tropics. two areas, one around florida. this one made its way off the yucatan is the remnants of harvey. if you remember hearing about it, it's going to try to redevelop in the gulf and looks like friday night through saturday, corpus christi up to houston, the spaghetti computer plots take it right into you and it looks like no matter what type of event it's going to be heavy, heavy rain, up to 10 inches. >> real rough weekend there. thanks very much. now to new fallout from that crash of the navy destroyer, the "uss mccain." the commander of the seventh fleet was removed from the post because this was his fourth accident under his command this year and bob woodruff brings us the story from singapore. >> reporter: that's right. the u.s. navy moved quickly to remove the admiral in charge after a string of accidents including the loss of lives. admiral joseph aucoin was told that the navy had lost confidence in his leadership despite his plan to retire next
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month naval tradition requires them to show account bltd for four mishaps including the loss of life on the "uss john s. mccain" and "uss fitzgerald." as for possible cause officials say the "uss mccain" reported a loss of steering for three minutes prior to it being struck be the liberian tanker ship, but officials caution it is not certain this led to the accident as there still would have been several evasive actions that could have been taken to avoid collision. the "john s. mccain" remains docked at a singapore naval base where search and rescue teams continue to scour the ship for possible survivors. some were recovered from sealed compartments where the ship was hit. the malaysian navy also recovered a body at sea. the american commanders insisting that operations would continue until all hope of finding survivors had been exhausted. now, the navy officials now say they will widen the search for the missing sailors out there at sea. they have already found some bodies inside the ship.
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clearly, they believe others may have fallen out after the collision. george. >> so tragic. okay, bob, thanks very much. we turn now to the backlash growing over this photo. take a look. treasury secretary steve mnuchin's wife now apologizing for how she responded to criticism for posting a photo tagging the luxury clothing brands she was wearing in front of a government plane. abc's mary bruce has that story. >> reporter: this morning, former actress louise linton says she is sorry after this instagram post. windswept and carrying a luxury handbag linton described her head to toe duds writing tom ford sunnies, hermes scarf, valentino. while celebrity reports on social media aren't unusual, what is, that's a military plane and linton had just returned from an official trip to kentucky with her husband. treasury secretary steve mnuchin. the post sparked a backlash as fierce as linton's fashion.
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glad we could pay for your little getaway. #deplorable wrote jenni miller. >> to then be tagging everything she was wearing with all these expensive european designer names just seemed ridiculous. >> reporter: linton fought back writing, i'm pretty sure we paid more taxes toward our day trip than you did. pretty sure the amount we sacrifice per year is a lot more than you'd be willing to sacrifice if the choice was yours. adding, you're adorably out of touch. linton is new to politics. leaving behind a career in movies like "cabin fever" and appearances on "csi" when her husband was sworn as cabinet secretary in earlier this year. this morning, linton has apologized for both her post and her response saying, it was inappropriate and highly insensitive. now, the treasury department has also issued a statement.
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they say the mnuchins are reimbursing the government for linton's travel and that she received no compensation for mentioning those products. george. >> okay, mary, thanks very much. we move on now to that powerball jackpot. $700 million and counting ahead of tonight's drawing. the second largest in u.s. history. powerball headquarters in tallahassee as people continue to scoop up tickets and gio benitez has the story. >> reporter: george, good morning. tonight, most of the country will be looking very closely at that massive jackpot, those winnings, that jackpot stretching across 44 states and american territories and all eyes are on that prize. this morning, powerball fever soaring from coast to coast. >> i got millions right here. >> reporter: you could be holding the ticket to the second largest jackpot ever, $700 million. million. >> if you win you could be one of the richest people on earth. >> i wouldn't go that far but i'll be very, very rich. >> reporter: but why are the jackpots so huge? well, powerball officials added
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especially those with billions of dollars in the bank they actually say you know what, hire a tax attorney right away. maybe hire a few if you have that winning ticket. >> you can afford it. okay, gio, thanks very much. let's go back to ginger. >> we have to start with that lolo fire. this is in montana. burning over a month now. 32,000 acres burned. so many red flag warnings still on the map. you could see humidity as low as 10%. gust to 35. good morning. i'm abc7 news meteorologist mike
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lucky ♪ we're up all night to get lucky ♪ ♪ we're up all night to get lucky ♪ wonder what you're looking at. welcome back to "gma." that is powerball headquarters and it may look very quiet right now, but one of those covered up machines will produce the winning numbers for tonight's $700 million jackpot, and if you win, well, we found this outside here in times square. you might need one of these, a brinks truck to carry all that cash. we'll have much more on powerball fever coming up next in our big board. that looks very secure. >> it might take two trucks. >> perhaps. it could, see if there's a winner tonight. president trump has left arizona. he is leaving after that raucous rally where he attacked the media, defended his charlottesville comments, and did not say exactly what his comments were as protesters
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gathered outside. and big nba news. kyrie irving was traded to the celtics. isaiah thomas is coming to the cavs and lebron james sent off his boston-bound teammate with this tweet, nothing but respect and what a ride it was our three years together. they'll face off right a way in the season opener. now, we move on to the latest celebrity photo hack. tiger woods and lindsey vonn threatening legal action against a site that published nude photos of the former couple along with other stars and abc's linsey davis has those details. >> reporter: good morning, amy. explosive and embarrassing this latest photo scandal has lawyers for multiple celebrities threatening take the pictures down or else. lindsey vonn's spokesperson said the olympic gold medalist will take all necessary and appropriate legal action to protect and enforce her rights and interests. >> the race down the hill. >> reporter: olympic skier lindsey vonn is contemplating legal action after nude photos of her and ex-boyfriend tiger woods were posted online. the couple who broke up in 2015 reportedly shared intimate
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photos and videos while they were dating. vonn's phone was reportedly hacked. her pictures leaked and posted for all to see on a gossip website that features nude photos and videos of celebrities, including "twilight" star kristen stewart and actress katharine mcphee. a representative for vonn told abc news it is an outrageous and despicable invasion of privacy for anyone to steal and illegal ly publish private intimate photos adding, websites that encourage this should be prosecuted to the fullest extent under the law. attorneys for woods and vonn have told the site to act expeditiously to remove and permanently disable access to the photos but the website's operator denies they stole them directly from the celebs, telling abc news they will not remove them saying, we got the pictures from different message boards around the internet. we did not hack them. >> the website that is sharing
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photographs without the consent of the individual also subjects itself to liability. >> reporter: hackers frequently target female celebrities. miley cyrus, emma watson and jennifer lawrence have all had private images exposed on the internet. the 29-year-old who hacked lawrence was sentenced to nine months in prison. "the hunger games" star called the experience terrifying telling "vogue," it's scary when you feel the whole world judges you adding, i think people saw the hacking for what it was, which was a sex crime, but that feeling, i haven't been able to get rid of it. for those who are hellbent on sending these pictures there is an app for that called remookie and it's regarded as the prenup for it and it safeguards them by encrypting them on your phone and you can set expiration dates, a little news you can use and according to a recent survey, about 50% of americans could use this app. >> oh, my goodness. well, that is a lot of news i didn't necessarily need to know
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but thank you, linsey. all right, for more we'll bring in legal analyst dan abrams and media expert larry hackett. so, larry, we see all the names, the list. this is a big problem. among celebrities now. >> it is a huge problem among celebrities. people, as long as there is an internet people will want to see them with pictures like this and they are human beings. the thing about celebs they like to be famous most of the time but in those most intimate moments which we all share they forget they're celebrities and end up with these things in their telephone and whether it's hollywood celebs or the dnc, people know how to hack phones and it's going to get worse until people stop having them on their phone. >> that's probably the biggest tip of all. >> absolutely. >> why do you need to take them? the website, which is pretty interesting is doubling down refusing to take down these specific photos, so how good of a case do tiger woods and lindsey vonn have with this? >> criminal from civil.
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when it comes to criminal charges that would be the person who hacked the phones. no question that person could be charged criminally. when you're the media entity who is distributing it you're talking about a civil. how do you get them to take it down, are there money damages? two basic claims. number one, it would be copyright meaning apparently tiger woods took this photo so if he took the photo, he owns the copyright and as a result, he could say as the copyright owner you better take this down because this picture belongs to me. the second way they could go about it is by saying it's an invasion of privacy. remember, the gawker/hulk hogan lawsuit, a similar type of claim happened there. the problem is that you have to have someone on the other side who cares about potentially losing an enormous judgment. so far it seems that the website doesn't really particularly care because there's no question that the copyright case is a very strong one and that the invasion of privacy one, probably the strong one but you need someone on the other side who cares. >> they don't care. as we're all noticing. we're not naming this website and this person who runs this website knows that.
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what he is holding out for is that people start naming this website. if he gets sued, we'll eventually have to name the website. he wants attention. and then he knows the next time he has photographs someone -- >> he gets hits. >> there is a trick they'll do. sometimes they'll say they won't respond and then two or three days later they'll agree to take down the photos. why, because they've gotten all the traffic in those two or three days and everyone has already seen it. >> it's worth it for them. >> he doesn't care right now. he's holding out as long as possible to get as much attention as possible. >> all right, what can celebrities do other than not take the photos to begin with? >> well, either encrypt them. make sure they're deleted to anything related -- it's really hard. i'm stopping myself because -- exactly. no, it's a really tough spot that they're in in terms of, look, if you're a celebrity and you're taking nude photos, there's a risk. that's it. i don't know how else to say it. >> not only that, these are
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3-year-old photographs and you take a picture and forget about it and it's sitting on your phone with 10,000 other pictures. that's what happened and they got found. the idea is if you break up get rid of the pictures. >> get rid of is a hard thing to do when you're talking about being on the cloud, et cetera. >> we've established it. that's the only way to fully be protected. dan, larry, thanks very much. coming up next. the new backlash over colin kaepernick and the big rally planned this morning. adults are just kids with much, much better toys. the c-class sedan, coupe and cabriolet. the thrills keep getting better. lease the c300 sed at your local mercedes-benz dealer. mercedes-benz. the best or nothing.
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latest now on colin kaepernick. the nfl free agent who stirred up controversy when he went down on one knee during the national anthem still hasn't been signed by a team and there are rallies to support his stand. ryan smith here with the story. >> good morning, george. you know, you talk about this but less than two weeks before the nfl regular season kicks off protesters are going to gather at the nfl's doorstep rallying for colin kaepernick, the former star quarterback, some believe has been sidelined for his beliefs. >> will kaepernick show some poise in the pocket? >> reporter: this morning, the quarterback who led the san francisco 49ers to a super bowl four years ago can't find an nfl team. 19 teams across the country have signed new quarterbacks in the off-season. many pointing to colin kaepernick's refusal to stand for the national anthem last year and his vocal stance against racial injustice as the primary reasons he is unemployed. >> a lot of good, positive things that you can look at and
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say this is a guy at the least deserves an invite to a camp to see if he has anything yet. ♪ >> reporter: the quarterback speaking out about his stance last october. >> it was something that was really just a personal decision where, you know, i didn't agree with what was going on. >> reporter: and already this preseason several players following suit, including these 12 cleveland browns players, black and white, kneeling for a prayer during the national anthem on monday. >> making the catch is seth devalve. >> reporter: tight end seth devalve the first white player to take a knee says he thought of his family. >> i myself will be raising children that don't look like me. i want to do my part as well to raise them in a better environment than we have right now. >> reporter: back in june, commissioner roger goodell shooting down claims that kaepernick is being blackballed by the league. >> obviously, you know, everyone's aware of the fact of his protests last year and that's something that individual clubs will need to either weigh
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or not weigh. >> reporter: later today at the league's new york city headquarters, there will be a gathering to support the quarterback. now, the protest today put together by over two dozen activists and organizations here and among kaepernick's backers spike lee who tweeted his support earlier this month for, quote, kaepernick and his stance on the injustices in the usa. >> george. >> he does have a lot of supporters but it's not a slam dunk he would get picked up as a free agent even if this weren't around. >> you talk about quarterbacks and a lot is fit so teams put a variety of things into it. to put it in perspective, there are two guys have been signed this off-season who didn't throw an nfl snap. didn't take a snap, didn't throw a pass, so kaepernick had a pretty solid year. i think if he's not signed this preseason it might take an injury or something like that to a quarterback on a big team for him to get a position. we'll have to wait and see. >> we will be watching. thanks very much. coming up next here on our big board, powerball fever heats
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mcintyre, and we understand lottery officials were kind of nervous that the eclipse might eclipse the lottery in a way that people wouldn't go buy those tickets but that certainly didn't happen. >> no, it didn't. we certainly yesterday -- we have two exceptionally rare events happening at the same time, a really large jackpot and a solar eclipse, so everyone was outside with 3d glasses on and we weren't sure they would be buying tickets. we were nervous but it all worked out. >> talk about exceptionally rare. it's exceptionally rare to actually win. but we have a stack of tickets. who bought these? there's a whole bunch right here but as we talk about this, a lot of people think, you know, they can somehow get an edge, that there's a way to increase your odds of winning. now, that's not really true, is it? >> absolutely not. your odds are just as good as anyone else's. i've paid winners who bought one ticket and i've paid winners who
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bought hundred tickets. doesn't matter. you just have to have one ticket at least. >> people think where you buy it small town versus big city, the numbers you play all factor in. all not true. >> all not true. it's a completely random event. you know, i paid it from stores who sold ten tickets in a day and sold a million in a year so completely random. completely random. >> remember that, everybody, even when we put in our pieces that it's not. it's completely random. also, we have this question from twitter. john asks, is it true and i think i'm going to know the answer but maybe not, is it true the smaller the jackpot the better your odds at winning powerball? seems like more sold makes it less likely to win? >> no, it's just because more play happens at the higher levels so your odds of sharing it are greater at the higher jackpot levels so, if you don't like sharing, that's the case. but there's no difference. >> i'm so happy to share the $700 million with anyone else out there. i'm just going to put that out there. we have another question from twitter, this is party hard-hitting, charlie, so put your thinking cap on.
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hey, good morning you. i'm natasha zouves. it's time for weather from meteorologist mike nicco. mike, what's it looking like today? >> kind of of cloudy and hazy this morning. mill valley school district going back, brighter and comfortable this afternoon. 55 this morning, 74 this afternoon. let's look at campbell union school district. cloudy, 61 this morning. a little warmer and 84 with sunshine this afternoon. highs today, 60s along the coast in san francisco, 70s around the bay, a few 90s in the east bay with 80s in the north and south bay and it's only going to get warmer friday through the weekend. hey, alexis! hey, i've got updates on sig alerts on the roads this morning, so better news in the east bay. southbound 680 near monument, a crash involving up to nine vehicles has cleared to the side. a long backup, however, up to the benicia bridge. and northbound 880 before washington avenue, a disabled
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u-haul truck blocking the two center lanes, tow truck stuck in traffic and about a seven-mile backup. >> alexis, thank you. coming up, is sparkling water really good for you? that's next on "gma." we'll have another abc7 news update in about 30 minutes and always on
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. president trump on the attack taking on the media at his rally overnight, while trying to defend his charlottesville comments but leaving out the key lines that sparked controversy. a sharp contrast to his speech just 24 hours earlier as he threatens down the government to build a wall all with thousands protesting outside. chrissy teigen hits the reset button on her health opening up on her decision to cut back on alcohol saying she was point blank drinking too much. how she's going to fix it as the supermodel reveals plans for baby number two. prince william and prince harry speak out 20 years after princess diana's death. >> it'll either make or break you and i wouldn't let it break me. >> their stark memories of that day and harry shares his anger at the paparazzi. >> instead of helping her
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they're taking photos. cracking the nutrition edition. is sparkling water good for you? new questions about the fizzy favorite. we're breaking down the myths behind the bubbles. ♪ plus, it is the surprise broadway hit that will have you on your feet. "come from away" right here in times square as we say, good morning, america. ♪ and good morning, america. welcome back this wednesday morning. >> and we have a great new way to maximize your small space one-stop shopping solutions, take a look at this. we created our very own dorm room here in times square. this all came in a set in a box. we'll have much more. >> single box? >> single box. >> we'll find out how coming up. but first the top story, president trump on the attack in phoenix. a 90-minute rant. he lashed out at the media and doubled down on his charlottesville comments. he threatened a government shutdown. our senior white house correspondent cecilia vega was there for all of it.
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good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: george, good morning to you. this wasn't just defiance, this was an all-out assault. he is blaming the media for the fallout he faced after his comments on charlottesville. 15,000 supporters here and the president reread many of the responses he made following that violence in virginia. >> the first one -- i did this three times. we have to come together as americans with love for the nation. so in my second statement i got really specific and they said, why didn't he do it faster? they said everything. i hit them with neo-nazi. i hit them with everything. i got the white supremacists, the neo-nazi, i got them all in there. let's see. yeah, kkk. we have kkk. i got them all. >> reporter: but he did not repeat perhaps the most controversial comment of all when he said there were fine people on both sides. he did suggest that there is a pardon to come for arizona's controversial former sheriff joe arpaio who was convicted of ignoring a court order to stop
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traffic patrols targeting suspected undocumented immigrants. after the rally here police in riot gear fired tear gas to disperse the protesters who they say threw rocks and bottles. there were at least three arrests. and george, two other headlines on that border wall, the president said it will be built even if the government has to shut down to pay for it. and on north korea's kim jong-un the president said, quote, i respect the fact that i believe he is starting to respect us. i respect that fact very much, george. >> okay, cecilia, thanks very much. a lot of headlines there. you have some more. that's right. major new fallout from that disaster at sea involving a u.s. warship. the navy has now dismissed the commander of the seventh fleet, this all comes after the "uss john s. mccain" collided with an oil tanker. it was the fourth incident this year. remains of some of the ten missing sailors have been found in the ship. and there are new images this morning of north korean leader kim jong-un inspecting what appears to be new missiles.
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the pictures from state media show him at a plant that makes solid fuel engines. secretary of state rex tillerson has praised north korea for showing restraint. espn broadcaster robert lee has been reassigned from covering the upcoming football game at the university of virginia in the wake of the violence there in charlottesville. espn says that decision was made as the events in charlottesville were unfolding because of the coincidence of lee's name. the network called it, quote, a shame that this is even a topic of conversation. we have a health alert now about vitamin b. in a new study that warns men who take high doses of it could be at higher risk of lung cancer. researchers found the cancer risk after long-term use was two to four times higher than in nonusers. and one of the state's hardest hit by the opioid crisis may be now taking new action. mayors in ohio are calling on the governor to establish an emergency operation center. abc's pierre thomas will take a closer look at that crisis on a special edition of "nightline"
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tonight. inside seven days of the opioid epidemic with first responders and victims on abc after "jimmy kimmel." and finally, the first day of school is always special but for kevin will jr. it was truly unforgettable, that's because more than 100 police officers from the houston area escorted him to kindergarten. kevin's dad was a houston police officer and was killed by a drunk driver before he was born. since then the officers say they have become one big family. this wasn't just a walk to school. kevin got a horseback ride and a helicopter flew overhead. his mom says kevin knows the officers will always be there for him as one big family. it certainly is a heartwarming touching story. >> sure is good to see that. coming up, chrissy teigen is getting personal, she's revealing her struggle with alcohol and the changes she's now making. then the new survey could posting your credit score help you find the perfect match? when it's time to talk about
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money in a relationship. and lara is upstairs. >> so, amy, we are cracking the code on your favorite sparkling water. we're wondering are waters like this good for you? wow. excited crowd. we'll break down the truth on the bubbles. we have a great audience. come on up. come on up. i love you, basement guest bathroom. your privacy makes you my number 1 place to go number 2. i love you, but sometimes you stink. febreze air effects doesn't just mask, it cleans away odors. because the things you love the most can stink. and try febreze small spaces to clean away odors for up to 30 days. breathe happy with febreze. a trip back to the dthe doctor's office, mean just for a shot. but why go back there, when you can stay home... ...with neulasta onpro?
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welcome back to "gma." the crowd. big cheer from the crowd. how about some "pop news." >> let's do it. good morning, everybody.
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we begin with george and amal clooney pushing back against intolerance. the pair have donated a million dollars to the southern poverty law center. [ applause ] i really love that. the organization combats hate groups and in the aftermath of the charlottesville violence the clooneys released a joint statement saying we are proud to support the southern poverty law center in its efforts to prevent violent extremism in the united states. we thank you, clooneys. enough said. nothing more to say. wanted to share that with you. also, finally, everybody had to start somewhere including the one and only jerry seinfeld. we can get a glimpse of his humble beginnings as a comic in a new stand-up special due out september 19th on netflix. the hour-long stand-up routine called "jerry before seinfeld" will feature bits that put him on the map along with previously unreleased material like handwritten jokes he has saved since the '70s. >> wow.
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>> and some videos -- yeah, there it is -- and videos from his childhood. the netflix comedy announced it posting the very first joke he says he ever wrote about why the word left is bad. it is a classic jerry moment lamenting that no one ever says everyone righted the party. they just say everybody left the party. >> that's good. >> good he saved all those notes. >> i think you'll get a real glimpse into sort of the creation of the one and only, yeah, the man behind the myth, so to speak. and as i understand it we have to cut short, "pop news"? yes, control room saying, no mas so i pass it over to you. >> thank you very much, lara. >> you're welcome. we move on now to our "gma" cover story. supermodel chrissy teigen is opening up in her new interview about her struggle with alcohol and the moment she realized she needed to, quote, fix herself by cutting back. "nightline's" juju chang has that story.
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>> chrissy. >> reporter: this morning, supermodel, tv personality and doting mom chrissy teigen says she's never felt more alive experiencing a reset on her health. the 31-year-old told "cosmopolitan" magazine she decided to cut down on her drinking after attending a wellness retreat in bali with family earlier this month. i was point blank just drinking too much. the supermodel told the magazine, nobody really brought it up to me, she said, adding that she can't just have one drink. she told "cosmo" she abstained from it on her bali trip and it was really, really wonderful. i would wake up feeling amazing. my skin felt amazing. i was just so happy. during her trip she even posted this photo with husband john legend with the caption, my body and mind have never felt so clear. >> it's exceedingly important that adults buy into the idea that they have to be flexible and willing to make changes as they move along in life. it's okay to step out of certain
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elements of your life if that is really reinforcing something for you that's bad behavior. >> reporter: wildly popular on social media, the former spokeswoman for vodka brands has even shared moments post-partying with her fans. >> we're having ramen. >> reporter: but teigen tells the magazine, with plans of expanding her family on the horizon her days of drinking are winding down. i used to think it was kind of nutty to have to go totally sober, she said, but now i get it. i don't want to be that person. i have to fix myself. for "good morning america," juju chang, abc news, new york. >> our thanks to juju for that. and our senior medical contributor dr. jen ashton is here. a lot of people struggle with this. how much is too much generally speaking? >> in medical school we have what's called a cage questionnaire and this is how doctors are trained. it's a screening tool for alcohol abuse or substance abuse.
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take a look at the letters. c.a.g.e. these questions -- have you ever tried to cut down on your drinking? has anyone ever annoyed you about the amount you drink? "g" is, do you feel guilty about your drinking and, "e," do you ever need an eye-opener? you get zero points for no. 1 for every yes. a score of two or more is considered clinically significant indicating there may be a problem for the high end of use. i also see in my practice kind of more subtle signs. not official but could be pink flags. is your weight increasing because of the amount of alcohol you're consuming. is your drinking interfering with your work life or your social life? and are you getting into trouble because of this on social media or even with the law. those can be some pretty significant signs. >> and medically speaking, what does alcohol do to your body? >> we know it is possible to consume alcohol in moderate amounts safely. but in excessive amounts it's a toxin. we know it's been associated with various types of cancers,
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breast cancer, esophageal cancer, liver cancer, so, again, it's on a spectrum here ranging from it's okay to it can be deadly. >> speaking of spectrum, there is a huge one when it comes to men and women, correct? >> there is no gender equality when it comes to alcohol. first of all just based on sheer size most women are smaller than men but we metabolize alcohol differently. again, for women kind of average is one drink a day. for men it's two. above that it's considered excessive and we know also in the news recently, binge drinking in women in this country is skyrocketing. the definition of binge drinking four or more drinks in a two-hour period and we're seeing that go up amongst women, not so much men. >> what can we do if we want to cut down how much we're consuming? >> well, i think again we have to specify here. we're not talking about alcoholic level. we're talking about kind of everyone else who is trying to cut down. >> really what you're saying
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for women is more than one drink a day. >> that's right which, you know is pretty easy to get to. number one, you could cut the number of days you consume alcohol. you can cut the amount you're consuming. you can try a dry period and could be everything from a weekend to a week to a month. recruit social support and family support. it's very difficult to do this by yourself if everyone in your circle is consuming and lastly, it's really not less, it's the most important, seek professional help. there are people -- this is all they do and they are very good at it and it can be life saving. >> all right, dr. jen as always, thank you very much. george, over to you. we move on now to that new documentary about princess diana that includes powerful stories from prince william and harry and open up about how they learn their mother was gone and diane macedo is here with the story. good morning, diane. >> george, good morning. diana's funeral was so public. now we're learning what was going on in private in the days leading up to it and the princes aren't just talking about their own experience with diana's death but also how their father reacted, how the queen reacted and the one thing they're still angry about. this morning, prince william and harry are sharing new
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heartbreaking memories from the week after princess diana's untimely death nearly 20 years ago. it's all part of the new documentary "diana, 7 days" airing this weekend on the bbc. in it prince william speaks out about the life-changing moment he learned his mother died remembering i just remember feeling completely numb, disoriented, dizzy and you keep asking yourself, why me all the time. why, what have i done? why, why has this happened to us? >> when you have something so traumatic as the death of your mother when you're 15, as very sadly many people have experienced and no one wants to experience, it leaves you, you know, it will either make or break you and i wouldn't let it break me. i wanted it to make me. >> reporter: the princes praise their grandmother and father for defying public pressure and allowing them to grieve in private at the family's retreat in scotland, adding about prince charles, he was there for us and he tried to do his best and to make sure that we were protected and looked after.
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but, you know, he was going through the same grieving process as well. among the documentary's most poignant moments prince william and prince harry's palpable anger about what happened inside that paris tunnel. >> she'd had quite a severe head injury but she was very much still alive on the backseat and those people that caused the accident instead of helping were taking photographs of her dying on the backseat. >> this is by far the most open we've seen them be about their mother and about their own feelings. we never heard them speak like this before and we won't hear them speak like this again. >> it airs this sunday on bbc one and it marks the first time the princes talked about how their father handled her death and people saw the queen's decision not to rush back from scotland as a snub to diana so it's quite powerful now to hear the princes say she did that to protect them. george, they say that the moment that that happened she chose to be their grandmother over being the queen and they are still grateful for that. >> oh, it is great to hear that. thank you, diane.
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let's go over to ginger. >> and we want to say good morning to ronkonkoma. thank you for holding that out for us. time for our "gma" moment. time to smile, everybody. how about we look at bei bei, who turned 2, the giant panda at the national zoo and a cake with a 2. it's not real cake. it's actually frozen juices, carrots, beets, even sweet potatoes in there. would you be happy if your mom made you a sweet potato cake? >> no. good morning. i'm abc7 news meteorologist mike nicco. kind of off to a cloudy, hazy start. an averageso somummer day on th menu. clouds return for tonight's commute. today, the coast, mid to upper 60s into san francisco.
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mid to upper 70s around the bay. 80s in the north bay and south bay. 90s inland east bay. tonight's comfortable. temperatures from about 54 to 62. my accuwuwuwuwuwuwuwuwuwuwuwuwuw all right, switching gears now, we're going to our "cracking the code" series, nutrition edition and sparkling water which we both love. so many drink it as a substitute for soda. how good is it really? mara schiavocampo has a closer look. >> i keep my house stocked with this stuff. i can't get enough. a lot of people choose it as a healthier alternative to sugary drinks but now there are reports that it might not be so good for you after all. it could lead to bloating and even damage your teeth so what's the real deal? it's a fizzy favorite. sugar-free calorie-free and hydrating. it's sparkling water and some people just can't live without it. >> it makes you feel like you're drinking something that's not
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water and, so psychologically there's something like, ooh, effervescent. this is an exciting mouth experience. >> reporter: water sales booming. americans spent $2.3 billion on seltzer or sparkling water last year. often many are trading in sugar-heavy soft drinks for seltzer but is it actually good for us? trying to create healthier habits writer mary choi started making it her go-to drink. how much do you drink a day? >> right now i'm doing well. it's only five or six. i have been as high as we'll say ten and put an asterisk next to it? >> why the asterisk. >> because it's probably like 13 or 14. >> reporter: while many see seltzer as a low sugar alternative to juice and soda, now there are new questions whether all those bubbles are really good for us. with some speculating the carbonation could cause bloating, heartburn and damaged teeth by eroding your enamel. >> everyone e-mailed me the link like, mary, your teeth, you're done for. >> these people know you as a
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seltzer girl. >> i'm a little scared about the teeth thing. >> reporter: but experts say seltzer fans can relax. carbonated water is basically harmless. while it may cause heartburn in some people, there is no evidence it poses a serious threat to your tooth enamel. still, moderation is key. >> according to the research i haven't seen any harmful effects but i think someone drinking it all day may want to hold back a little bit and look at diversifying their beverages. >> okay, so now we want to demystify things here and try to burst the bubble on some of the myths. number one, does sparkling water dehydrate you? >> this is false. this is a myth. so sparkling water, yes, a lot of people are relieved. this is a big thing for people because it's so popular. sparkling water is just as hydrating for you as regular water. even in cases where there is sodium it's so minuscule the benefit of the water will overshadow -- >> is that where the myth came from?
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because there's sodium. >> people will look on the label and see sodium is in there and not like regular water and wonder if it's bad for them. the benefit of the water is going to far outweigh that. drink up. >> is that amount of sodium that's in these waters, is that something to consider? >> no, it's not something you need to worry about. i checked with a very good source on this, our own jen ashton, and she said, no, drink up even with a little sodium. >> some people think these can help you lose weight. >> yeah, that is sometimes true. so if -- yes. [ applause ] good news, right? another reason to love it. if you're going to use sparkling water as a substitute for a sugary drink like soda, like juice it's going to help you because you're not drinking your calories and cutting those calories. some people find it makes them full. >> are you one of those people? >> yes, the bubbles keep me full. easy way to cut back on what you're eating so you can lose weight that way. water in general will help you feel more full and the carbonation here is going to help you too. >> okay, real quick, what about
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flavored sparkling waters? are they just as healthy? >> that's sometimes true. the bottom line, you have to check the label. you want to make sure there is no added sugar. a really easy way to get a healthy flavored version, make it at home. take regular sparkling water and just put fresh fruit in there. you'll get the same benefit. as the flavor ones. >> schiavocampo, you're at it again. thanks for demystifying and bursting the bubble. stay with us, everybody. we'll be right back with the key to meeting your perfect match.
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good morning! i'm jessica castro from "abc7 mornings." and boy, if there was ever a day to feel lucky, today is it. the powerball jackpot has swelled to $700 million for tonight's drawing. this is the second largest jackpot ever for any lottery, so good luck! here's alexis with traffic. alexis, good luck on the roads? >> well, yeah, you might need it in a few spots here this morning. want to take you back to our sig alert. it is canceled now. we had a disabled u-haul truck in the two center lanes northbound 880 just before 238 for about an hour this morning. we still have a really heavy backup all the way back down into state route 84, and that's going to take a while to recover and we've got quite a bit of fog, too, westbound 80, little heavy traffic heading towards the maze, but no major problems
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there. jessica? >> are you going in on a ticket with me? >> oh, yeah! >> alexis is in. the energy conscious whopeople among usle? say small actions can add up to something... humongous. a little thing here. a little thing there. starts to feel like a badge maybe millions can wear. who are all these caretakers, advocates too? turns out, it's californians it's me and it's you. don't stop now, it's easy to add to the routine.
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join energy upgrade california and do your thing. hey, good morning to you. look at our temperatures, mainly in the 60s. a few 50s along the coast and up into the north bay. let's see what's going to happen as far as your commute. still pretty hazy out there, small craft advisory on the bay north of the bay bridge. fog will fade in the next hour or so. cool to hot if you're taking mass transit. speaking of hot, look at those temperatures this weekend,
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jessica. >> yes, very hot. mike, thanks. we'll have another abc7 news update in about ♪ 24/7 karat magic in the air welcome back to "gma." that camera zooms in on us. welcome to all of you here in times square. we have a few things to talk about. start us off. >> summer is winding down, i hate to remind you. that does mean we also get our kids back to school and back on schedule and back to a set bedtime. we can try. there is a chart from the blog mommy moment, it's going totally viral and it suggests putting the bed -- the kids to bed at these times. i don't know if you can see that closely but i'll give you a heads-up. 2 years old, 7:00, 3, 7:15 so 15 minutes later for every year. if i go down, skoal down, you and i have 12-year-old, 9:30. >> so that's almost 10:15.
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they've already gone well past my bedtime. i can't enforce anything. >> you can only give a suggested bedtime and hope my husband enforces it because i have to go to bed before they do. but that's about what i suggest. i don't know if that's -- you don't get to sleep you're not going to have a great day. >> my girls have different attitudes. harper will put herself to bed. elliott will stay up. >> same with mine. >> all night. >> exact same thing. i think the key is to get the phones out of the room. then -- >> good luck with that. >> i know. then they'll go to bed. that's what keeps them up. >> i know there are kids have pulled the same maneuver. oh, i need the alarm clock. >> so we bought alarm clocks for all the rooms. >> so did we. >> gotcha. >> one step ahead. >> old school. one mom put it when she saw the chart on the blog i think my 2-year-old is actually 10 according to the chart. we understand that and another mom agreed this is about right for us so we want to ask you guys in the audience, what is
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the right bedtime? raise your hand if you have a child and you have a suggestion for us. anybody, anybody, i'm with you. there is no way to do this. please -- >> she's got one. >> the story. >> my twins are 6. they usually go to bed about 7:30. we get to bed -- >> do thee keep each other up? >> the funny thing is they used to have separate rooms and we separated their rooms and now every night they actually want to sleep either next to each other in the rooms so they actually don't. they want to sleep together every night so it's very sweet. >> enjoy this moment. >> as you said it's also back to school time. i was surprised by this one. a lot of schools are already back in. listen to cities back. atlanta, los angeles, houston, miami, washington, d.c., st. louis, birmingham, san francisco, las vegas. a lot of kids are already back in school. our kids have till labor day but it's created quite a reaction always on twitter.
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here's one from one funny mummy from cafe mom coming out. i just found out school starts a day sooner than i thought so this must be what walking on sunshine files like. >> i know. sometimes that song -- ♪ it's the most wonderful time of the year ♪ >> i actually have a different reaction. for me with having a 15-year-old, i get very stressed because the workload and knowing that i'm going to have to enforce it. trying to enforce it. >> police the homework. >> when my bedtime is earlier than his bedtime. >> getting ready for school. >> i find it stressful. i would like to be walking on sunshine. >> let's look at one family's reaction. we have a video of that. ♪ how the house will stay clean for more than half an hour and won't be bothered when you try to shower find her in the tub got a lot of bub because summertime rough and blood pressure was up but got six hours of sleep got to pick them up so 20-inch sub ♪
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>> i don't want the summers to go by this fast. >> yes. i understand that at least you have a little alone time in the middle of the day but what happens on either end of that alone time getting them up and getting regulating all of the work. >> i have three kids in three separate schools and that's the first for me this fall so i'm kind of bracing myself what it's going to be like. >> you're not in it alone. we're all in this together. >> we asked our twitter followers what they'll do. hear myself think. i only have one kid but i think he clones himself when he talks. >> funny. >> okay, guys, thanks for that. we'll come back in a minute with a new survey that could give you a score on how to score your next date. time for back to school and the one-stop shop to decorate your dorm room all in a box.
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we are back with a new twist to dating in the digital age. a survey by discover financial services and the company behind dating sites like tinder and match.com are suggesting your credit score could be the key to finding a match. our economics correspondent rebecca jarvis, ooh, and relationship expert and author of "don't weight your pretty" demetria lucas are both here.
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how is your credit score and what is a good number? >> so the highest number you can get is 850 and this is the thing that's going to determine if you want to buy a home or a car or get a credit card, this is the thing that's going to determine whether or not you can get that loan and how much you're going to pay for it. the best thing you can do to get to that highest score which very few people have but to get up there is to pay your bills on time. >> that was what -- >> pay your bills on time. >> i got that right. audience, how many of you would post your credit score on a dating app? >> okay, we got a few takers in the corner. >> good credit scores over there. demetria, could it boost your chance of getting a good match. >> i think anything is possible but i think people are so much more than a credit score. you have to think about compatible. emotional intelligence, conversation, these are things that matter when you're dating. >> of course. >> but do you think that someone would be like, wow, that's an added bone must. >> if you're being honest about about it but people lie about their age, height, weight. i wouldn't know unless it was
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someone else reporting. if people are self-reporting wouldn't everybody say 850. >> if you're going to put that skinny picture of yourself. >> exactly. how much of our audience would talk about their finances on a date? i mean, i saw some grimaces but, oh, okay. wow. ooh. not as many takers on that one so, demetria, let me ask you when is a good time to start talking about money, about financing? >> i think when you're talking about getting into a serious relationship when you're talking about committing because you're taking yourself out of the dating marketplace and probably thinking this is going somewhere or it could heed it a marriage so you want to know what are your partner's finances and credit score. what are you getting yourself into when you commit to them? >> all right, but definitely not on a first date. >> if someone asked me on my first date, check, please. >> rebecca, let me ask you this. is it safe to show your credit score on a dating app? >> sure, i mean technically it's safe from a financial standpoint. i don't know if it's safe from finding a love interest
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standpoint. but, yeah, sure, you can do that. it's interesting, though, we polled our "gma" audience and asked them on twitter, have you -- do you know your credit score and interestingly enough, a third of our audience on twitter does not know their credit score so it's important to know this, amy. >> i'm going to be really honest. i don't know my credit score. >> okay. >> i don't. and it change, right? >> it fluctuates over time and it's really important. you can go to annualcreditreport.com. this is the place where you can find once a year that credit report for free. there are a lot of places out there that claim to be free they're not always the case and can you check with your bank because many banks nowadays will let you take a look at as well t errors on it to make sure you get it better. >> demetria, i want to ask you this, with people putting profiles up would you ever suggest putting anything financial on there to boost your likability? >> no. >> no. >> can you focus on who you are, what your interests are, your
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real age, your real height. >> she got excited about that. >> but let's focus on things that matter. tell me about yourself. who you are. we get to talk about the finances once we figure out if we're compatible or not. >> demetria, rebecca, yeah, all right, thank you. outside to ginger now. >> amy, good segment. a lot of fun celebrating anniversaries of meeting out here from friends in michigan but also celebrating science and we're calling all young girls because marvel studios needs you. that's right. young women enrolled in grades 10 through 12 living in the 50 united states and d.c., time to explore the superpower of s.t.e.m., science, technology, engineering and math with marvel studios october release of r ragnor rock" and enter to win a grand prize. it'll be a project that you share live on "gma" so we
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kind of a cloudy and hazy start, but we'll have a lot of sunshine away from the coast at noon and average tempertures this afternoon. my accuweather seven-day forecast, this will be one of the milder days moving forward. lara, you're in a dorm room. >> back-to-school day for me too. we're going to our small space solution segment helping you transform tiny rooms from a dorm room to your apartment with a one-stop shop created by a mother/daughter team called dormify.com. it's not just about dorms. take a look. these days you can get almost anything in a box. from ready to cook meals to kids' school supplies to a full warhead and now you can even order up your very own custom living room, small apartment or even a dorm room. >> dormify prepares parents and children with everything they need to move into a dorm room
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and start off college in a nice, comfortable way and our twist is with style. >> and it'll show up in neatly packed boxes delivered right to your door so how does it work. you can choose from a selection of predesigned rooms featured online. >> the cashmere. >> or you can custom design your space with a consultation on the website or in their showroom. >> a freshman at the university of maryland likes the one-stop shopping. >> i like all came together. it was personalized for me not just everyone has it. with so many different variations and different colors, i just loved it. >> reporter: so look at this one. amanda zuckerberg, creative director of dormify.com, so great you took your own experience and created a real business out of it. how is it different than going to a big box store and buying everything? >> so when you're going to a big box store it can be really overwhelming when you're designing a small space like this and a dormify we make it
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stress-free and easy and affordable and fun. >> you can see the space as you're building it, correct? >> yeah. >> and you can customize it. we got a room we prestyled. you can get the complete set right here in a box. where do we start? >> so we're starting with the bed. it's the focal point of the room and spend so much time here in college and we want it to be comfortable. so we love jersey sheets. they feel like the softest t-shirt you own and $24 and then we add in some style with decorative pillows to add a little personality into the space. namaste in bed is one of my favorites. >> you got your sheets and pillows. dorm room, small apartments. talk to me about what you guys provide. >> yeah, so this ottoman is great. it doubles os a storage item and an extra seat when you need extra space. under a bed is a great place to store a ton of stuff. you're not working with a ton of
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space and this bed caddie is great. >> if you don't have a nightstand you can have all essentials at an arm's reach while still in bed. >> then -- >> this trunk, i'm sorry. a great piece too. it's a triple threat. >> my dorm room is fantastic. >> night stand, storage but an extra seat with a comfy cushion on top. >> all available on dormify when you want to take it to the next level. you say go for it. >> we take it to the next level. this headboard is an awesome piece with an outlet to charge your phone, awesome and lightweight and attaches with develop very strips to the wall and russians are a great piece because they make your room a little more homey, cozy and layer something more stylish on top. >> this whole situation is a lot less expensive than you think and you can either build it up or keep it to the basics but if you really want to go for it, how about a temporary wallpaper. >> this awesome. adhesive and easy to remove and
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take off. put on and off the wall and it looks like a brick wall but it's really wallpaper and super easy. >> i had a sting poster dating myself but this is literally wallpaper you will not get in trouble. >> damage-free. >> damage-free. all inspired by your own experience at the university of maryland. so proud of you. mother/daughter team doing it right called dormify great ideas and not just for college. thanks, amanda. coming up, stay with us. a performance from broadway's tony award winning show "come from away." you don't want to miss it.
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hearing the applause back with a special treat, a performance from the tony award winning hit "come from away." our whole family went a few months back. it is moving. it is powerful. it's the true story of 7,000 flyers who were stranded in newfoundlander, canada on 9/11 and tells the story of the town
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who welcomed them in a time of crisis. here's the cast performing "screech in." ♪ >> come on. ♪ first of all pretty ladies waving from the dock ♪ if we return we'll make your cradles rock ♪ ♪ leaving us alone ♪ and if you find another way heave away ♪ ♪ we're all bound away >> let's make these people honor newfoundland. ♪ now there's a solemn old tradition for admission for audition to transition from a come from away ♪ ♪ to be a newfoundlander
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hi, good morning! happy wednesday. i'm jessica castro from "abc7 mornings." let's check in with mike nicco for today's forecast. hi, mike. >> hey, jessica. hi, everybody. here's our current conditions. you can see where the sunshine's out, 70 in brentwood, 64 san jose, hazy around oakland, 60s. cloudy in san francisco, 59, and the haze is starting to lift in santa rosa, 56. 60s along the coast into san francisco, mid-to-upper 70s around the bay, 80s inland until you get to the east bay, 90s there. in the 90s sticking around until tuesday. some 80s at the coast, i should say around the bay, this weekend. >> okay, sounds good, mike. and here's a look at the roads this morning. this morninge're looking at som typical delays at the bay bridge toll plaza. just hearing about a disabled vehicle before you get to treasure island, so that is a blocking situation, and we are in the yellow all the way around here for our drive times. slight delays out of the central valley, southbound 680 improving and stop-and-go on northbound 85 through the south bay. >> alexis, thank you.
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time now for "live with kelly & ryan." >> announcer: it's "live with kelly & ryan." today big screen star kate mckinnon, and from "orange is the new black," actress uzo aduba. plus, kelly and ryan take on the national spelling bee champ. [upbeat music] ♪ here are kelly ripa and ryan seacrest. [cheers and applause] ♪ >> ryan: morning.

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