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good morning, america. breaking news, hurricane maria makes landfall. the category 5 storm slamming into the already hard hit caribbean island. packing 160-mile-per-hour winds and torrential rain pummeling the island of dominica overnight destroying homes. now the storm taking aim at puerto rico. the new warnings of catastrophic damage while hurricane jose threatens the east coast with strong winds, heavy rain and flooding. president trump takes center stage at the u.n. this morning calling for big changes in his first address to the world putting north korea and iran on notice. and new developments in the russia investigation. the new report about trump's former campaign chairman. could paul manafort be indicted? violent protests erupting overnight on georgia tech's campus. the crowd setting a police car on fire, rioting over the
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shooting death of a student killed by a campus officer. now major new questions about what really happened. and an abc news exclusive. apple's ceo, tim cook, here live. his first interview since the big announcement. >> this is iphone x. >> what he's telling us about the revolutionary new iphone and the new technology helping you reimagine your home and your life. wait until you see what he's showing us right here on "gma." and we do say good morning, america, on this tuesday morning. we're looking forward to sharing that interview with tim cook live here later. >> quite a way there from tim cook. all eyes also on hurricane maria. it is lashing the caribbean islands right now. category 5. that is the island of guadeloupe
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hit overnight, hit hard. a lot more on that coming up. >> the hurricane leaving disaster in its path making landfall as a category 5 storm in dominica. the prime minister there rescued from the debris. he says so many homes around him have been destroyed, michael. >> yes, they have, robin, sadly enough. and take a look at hurricane maria from space. this video shows it approaching the island, and now it's heading toward puerto rico where they are warning of catastrophic damage. >> of course, it is not the only storm. also watching another hurricane, jose, as it moves towards the northeast. watches and warnings from virginia to maine. lots of concerns about coastal flooding. >> let's not waste any time. let's get right to ginger tracking both hurricane maria and jose in our extreme weather center. good morning, ginger. >> good morning to you, robin. you know what, maria, the first category 5 hurricane to make landfall in dominica ever. so we are watching that and we're going to give you the track. and president trump has just arrived at the united nations. we'll pause here so the rest of the network can join us. >> announcer: this is an abc
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news special report. now reporting, george stephanopoulos. that is the scene in the hall where the president will be. he just rooied at trump tower expecting some tough talk today on iran and north korea. >> the indication that i have heard from top white house officials, this will be a very tough message on north korea urging the world to isolate north korea and reminding them there is a military option if diplomacy fails. >> the president trying to galvanize the world, and he is
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threatening to pull out of the iran agreement. let's listen to the president. >> distinguished delegates, welcome to new york. it's a profound honor to stand here in my home city as a representative of the american people to address the people of the world. as millions of our citizens continue to suffer the effects of the devastating hurricanes that have struck our country, i want to begin by expressing my appreciation to every leader in this room who has offered assistance and aid. the american people are strong and resilient, and they will emerge from these hardships more determined than ever before.
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fortunately, the united states has done very well since election day last november 8th. the stock market is at an all-time high, a record. unemployment is at its lowest level in 16 years, and because of our regulatory and other reforms, we have more people working in the united states today than ever before. companies are moving back, creating job growth the likes of which our country has not seen in a very long time, and it has just been announced that we will be spending almost $700 billion on our military and defense. our military will soon be the strongest it has ever been. for more than 70 years in times of war and peace, the leaders of
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nations, movements and religions have stood before this assembly. like them, i intend to address some of the very serious threats before us today, but also the enormous potential waiting to be unleashed. we live in a time of extraordinary opportunity. breakthroughs in science, technology and medicine are curing illnesses and solving problems that prior generations thought impossible to solve. what each day also brings news of growing dangers that threaten everything we cherish and value. terrorists and extremists have gathered strength and spread to every region of the planet. rogue regimes represented in this body not only support terrorists, but threaten other nations and their own people with the most destructive
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weapons known to humanity. authority and authoritarian powers seek to collapse the values, the systems and alliances that prevented conflict and tilted the world toward freedom since world war ii. international criminal networks, traffic drugs, weapons, people, forced dislocation and mass migration threaten our borders and new forms of aggression exploit technology to menace our citizens. to put it simply, we meet at a time of both immense promise and great peril. it is entirely up to us whether we lift the world to new heights or let it fall into a valley of disrepair. we have it in our power should
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we so choose, to lift millions from poverty, to help our citizens realize their dreams and to ensure that new generations of children are raised free from violence, hatred and fear. this institution was founded in the aftermath of two world wars, to help shape this better future. it was based on the vision that diverse nations could cooperate to protect their sovereignty, protect their security and promote their prosperity. it was in the same period, exactly 70 years ago, that the united states developed the martial plan to help restore europe. those three beautiful pillars, they are pillars of peace. sovereignty, security and
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prosperity. the martial plan was built on the noble idea that the whole world is safer when nations are strong, independent and free. as president truman said in his message to congress at that time, our support of european recovery is in full accord with our support of the united nations. the success of the united nations depends upon the independent strength of its members. to overcome the perils of the present and to achieve the promise of the future, we must begin with the wisdom of the past, our success depends on a coalition of strong and independent nations that embrace their sovereignty to promote security, prosperity and peace for themselves and for the world. we do not expect diverse
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countries to share the same cultures, traditions or even systems of government, but we do expect all nations to uphold these two core sovereign duties, to respect the interests of their own people and the rights of every other sovereign nation. this is the beautiful vision of this institution, and this is the foundation for cooperation and success. strong, sovereign nations let diverse countries with different values, different cultures and different dreams, not just co-exist, but work side by side on the basis of mutual respect. strong, sovereign nations let their people take ownership of the future and control, their own destiny, and strong,
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sovereign nations allow individuals to flourish in the fullness of the life intended by god. in america, we do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example for everyone to watch. this week gives our country a special reason to take pride in that example. we are celebrating the 230th anniversary of our beloved constitution, the oldest constitution still in use in the world today. this timeless document has been the foundation of peace, prosperity and freedom for the americans, and for countless millions around the globe whose own countries have found inspiration. in its respect for human nature, human dignity and the rule of
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law. the greatest in the united states constitution is its first three beautiful words. they are, we the people. generations of americans have sacrificed to maintain the promise of those words. the promise of our country and of our great history in america, the people govern. the people rule, and the people are sovereign. i was elected not to take power, but to give power to the american people where it belongs. in foreign affairs, we are renewing this principle of sovereignty. bringing the power from its people to our citizens. to ensure their safety, preserve their rights and to defend their values. as president of the united states, i will always put
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america first, just like you as the leaders of your countries will always and should always put your countries first. [ applause ] all responsible leaders have an obligation to serve their own citizens, and the nation state remains the best vehicle for elevating the human condition. but making a better life for our people also quirrequires us to together in close harmony and unity to create a more safe and peaceful future for all people. the united states will forever be a great friend to the world, and especially to its allies, but we can no longer be taken advantage of or enter into a
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one-sided deal where the united states gets nothing in return. as long as i hold this office, i will defend america's interests above all else, but in fulfilling our obligations to our own nations, we also realize that each and everyone's interest to seek a future where all nations can be sovereign, prosperous and secure. america does more than speak for the values expressed in the united nations charter. our citizens have paid the ultimate price to defend our freedom and the freedom of many nations represented in this great hall. america's devotion is measured on the battlefields where our young men and women have fought and sacrificed alongside of our allies. from the beaches of europe to the deserts of the middle east,
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to the jungles of asia, it is an eternal credit to the american character that even after we and our allies emerge victorious from the bloodiest war in history, we did not seek territorial expansion or attempt to oppose and impose our way of life on others. instead, we helped build institutions such as this one to defend the sovereignty, security and prosperity for all. for the diverse nations of the world, this is our hope. we want harmony and friendship, not conflict and strife. we are guided by outcomes, not ideology. we have a policy of principled realism, rooted in shared goals,
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interests and values. that realism forces us to confront the question facing every leader and nation in this room. it is a question we cannot escape or avoid. we will slide down the path of complacency, number to the challenges, threats and even wars that we face. or do we have enough strength and pride to confront those dangers today so that our citizens can enjoy peace and prosperity tomorrow? if we desire to lift up our citizens, if we aspire to the approval of history, then we must fulfill our sovereign duties to the people we faithfully represent. we must protect our nations, their interests and their futures. we must reject threats to sovereignty from the ukraine to
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the south china sea. we must uphold respect for law, respect for borders and respect for culture, and the peaceful engagement these allow. and just as the founders of this body intended, we must work together and confront together those who threaten us with chaos, turmoil and terror. the scorch of our planet today is the rogue regimes that violate every principle on which the yieunited nations is based. they disrespect their own citizens and the sovereign rights. if we do not confront the wicked few, then evil will triumph. when decent nations become
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bystanders to history, the forces of destruction only gather power and strength. no one has shown more contempt for other nations and for the well-being of their own people than the depraved regime in north korea. it is responsible for the starvation deaths of millions of north koreans, and for the imprisonment, torture, killing and oppression of countless more. we were all witness to the regime's deadly abuse when an innocent american college student, otto warmbier was returned to america only to die a few days later. we saw in the assassination of the dictator's brother, using banned nerve agents in an international airport. we know it kidnapped a sweet
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13-year-old japanese girl from a beach in her own country to enslave her as a language tutor for north korea's spies. if this is not twisted enough, now north korea's reckless pursuit of nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles threatens the entire world with unthinkable loss of human life. it is an outrage that some nations would not only trade with such a regime, but would arm, supply and financially support a country that imperils the world with nuclear conflict. no nation on earth has an interest in seeing this band of criminals arm itself with nuclear weapons and missiles. the united states has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy
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north korea. rocket man is on a suicide mission for himself, and for his regime. the united states is ready, willing and able, but hopefully, this will not be necessary. that's what the united nations is all about. that's what the united nations is for. let's see how they do. it is time for north korea to realize that the d denuclearization is its own future. the united states held two unanimous 15 to nothing votes, against north korea, and i want to thank china and russia for joining the vote to impose sanctions along with all of the other members of the security
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council. thank you to all involved, but we must do much more. it is time for all nations to work together to isolate the kim regime until it ceases its hostile behavior. we face this decision not only in north korea. it is far past time for the nations of the world to confront another reckless regime, one that speaks openly of mass murder, vowing death to america, destruction to israel and ruin for many leaders and nations in this room. the iranian government masks a corrupt dictatorship behind the false guise of a democracy. it has turned a wealthy country with a rich history of culture into a economically depleted rogue state whose chief exports are violence, bloodshed and
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chaos. the longest suffering victims of iran's leaders are, in fact, its own people. rather than use its resources to improve iranian lives, its oil profits go to fund hezbollah and other terrorists that kill innocent muslims and attack their peaceful arab and israeli neighbors. this wealth which rightly belongs to iran's people, also goes to shore up bashar al assad's dictatorship, fuel yemen's civil war and undermine peace throughout the entire middle east. we cannot let a murderous regime continue these destabilizing activities while building dangerous missiles, and we cannot abide by an agreement if it provides cover for the
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eventual construction of a nuclear program. [ applause ] the iran deal was one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the united states has ever entered into. frankly, that deal is an embarrassment to the united states and i don't think you have heard the last of it, believe me. it is time for the entire world to join us in demanding that iran's government end its pursuit of death and destruction. it is time for the regime to free all americans and citizens of other nations that they have unjustly detained. and above all, iran's government must stop supporting terrorists. begin serving its own people and
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respect the sovereign rights of its neighbors. the entire world understands that the good people of iran want change, and other than the vast military power of the united states, that iran's people are what their leaders fear the most. this is what causes the regime to restrict internet access, tear down satellite dishes, shoot unarmed student protesters and imprison political reformers. opressive regimes cannot endur foreve forever, and the day will come when the people will face a choice. will they continue down the path of poverty, bloodshed and terror? or will the iranian people return to the nation's proud roots as a center of
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civilization, culture and wealth where their people can be happy and prosperous once again. the iranian regime's support for terror is in stark contrast to the recent commitments of many of its neighbors to fight terrorism and halt its finance. in saudi arabia early last year, i was greatly honored to address the leaders of more than 50 arab and muslim nations. we agreed that all responsible nations must work together to confront terrorists and the islamic extremism that inspires them. we will stop radical islamic terrorism because we cannot allow it to tear up our nation and indeed to tear up the entire world. we must deny the terrorists safe
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haven, transit, funding and any form of support for their vile and sinister ideology. we must drive them out of our nations. it is time to expose and hold responsible those countries who support and finance terror groups like al qaeda, hezbollah, the taliban and others that slaughter innocent people. the united states and our allies are working together throughout the middle east to crush the loser terrorists and stop the reemergence of safe havens they use to launch attacks on all of our people. last month, i announced a new strategy for victory in the fight against this evil in afghanistan. from now on, our security interests will dictate the length and scope of military
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operations. not arbitrary benchmarks and timetables set up by politicians. i have also totally changed the rules of engagement in our fight against the taliban and other terrorist groups. in syria and iraq, we have made big gains toward lasting defeat of isis. in fact, our country has achieved more against isis in the last eight months than it has in many, many years combined. we seek the de-escalation of the syrian conflict, and a political solution that honors the will of the syrian people. the actions of the criminal regime of bashar al assad including the use of chemical weapons against his own citizens, even innocent children, shock the conscience of every decent person.
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no society can be safe if banned chemical weapons are allowed to spread. that is why the united states carried out a missile strike on the air base that launched the attack. we appreciate the efforts of the united nations agencies that are providing vital humanitarian assistance in areas liberated from isis and we especially thank jordan, turkey and lebanon for their role in hosting refugees from the syrian conflict. the united states is a compassionate nation. and has spent billions and billions of dollars in helping to support this effort. we seek an approach to refugee resettlement that is designed to
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help these horribly treated people in which enables their eventual return to their own countries, to be part of the rebuilding process. for the cost of resettling, one refugee in the united states, we can assist more than ten in their home region. out of the goodness of our hearts, we offer financial assistance to hosting countries in the region, and we support recent agreements of the g20 nations and we seek refugees to find homes as close to their countries as possible. this is the safe, responsible and humanitarian approach. for decades, the united states has dealt with migration challenges. here in the western hemisphere, we have learned that over the long-term, uncontrolled migration is deeply unfair to both the sending and the
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receiving countries. for the sending countries, it reduces domestic pressure to pursue political and economic reform, and drains them of the human capital necessary to motivate and implement those reforms. for the receiving countries, the substantial costs of uncontrolled migration are born overwhelmingly by citizens whose concerns are often ignored by both media and government. i want to salute the work of the united nations in seeking to address the problems that cause people to flee from their homes. the united nations and african union led peace-keeping missions to have invaluable contributions in stabilizing conflicts in
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africa. the united states continues to lead the world in humanitarian assistance, including famine prevention and relief in south sudan, somalia and northern nigeria and yemen. we have invested in better health and opportunity all over the world through programs like pepfar which funds aids relief. the president's malaria initiative, the global help security agenda, the global fund to end modern slavery and the woman entrepreneur's finance initiative, part of our commitment to empowering women all across the globe. we also thank -- [ applause ] we also thank the secretary
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general for recognizing that the united nations must reform if it is to be an effective partner in confronting threats to sovereignty, security and prosperi prosperity. too often the focus of this organization has not been on results, but on bureaucracy and process. in some cases, states that seek to subvert this institution's noble aims have hijacked the very systems that are supposed to advance them. for example, it is a massive source of embarrassment to the united nations that some governments with egregious human rights records sit on the u.n. human rights council. the united states is 1 out of 193 countries in the united nations, and yet we pay 22% of
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the entire budget and more, in fact, we pay far more than anybody realizes. the united states bears an unfair cost burden, but to be fair, if it could actually accomplish all of its stated goals, especially the goal of peace, this investment would easily be well worth it. major portions of the world are in conflict, and some, in fact, are going to hell, but the powerful people in this room under the guidance and offices of the united nations can solve many of these vicious and complex problems. the americans hope that one day soon the united nations can be a much more accountable and effective advocate for human dignity and freedom around the
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world. in the meantime, we believe that no nation should have to bear a disproportionate share of the burden, militarily or financially. nations of the world need to take a bigger role in promoting secure and prosperous societies. that is why in the western hemisphere, the united states has stood against the corrupt destabilizing regime in cuba and embraced the regime of the cuban people to live in freedom. my administration recently announced that we will not lift sanctions on the cuban government until it makes fundamental reforms. we have also imposed tough, calibrated sanctions on the socialist maduro regime in venezuela, which has brought a
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once thriving nation to a total collapse. the socialist dictatorship of nicolas maduro has inflicted terrible pain and suffering on the good people of that country. this corrupt regime destroyed a prosperous nation by imposing a failed ideology that has produced poverty and misery everywhere it has been tried. to make matters worse, maduro has defied his even people, stealing power from their elected representatives to preserve his disastrous rules. the venezuelan people are starving, and their country is collapsing. their democratic institutions are being destroyed. this situation is completely unacceptable, and we cannot stand by and watch. as a responsible neighbor and friend, we and all others have a
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goal. that goal is to help them regain their freedom, recover their country and restore their democracy. i would like to thank leaders in this room for condemning this regime and providing vital support to the venezuelan people. the united states has taken important steps to hold the regime accountable. we are prepared to take further action if the government of venezuela persists on its path to oppose the authoritarian rule on the venezuelan people. we have strong and healthy trade relationships with many of the latin-american countries gathered here today. our economic bond forms a critical foundation for advancing peace and prosperity for all of our people, and all
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of our neighbors. i ask every country represented here today to be prepared to do more, to address this very real crisis. we call for the full restoration of democracy and political freedoms in venezuela. [ applause ] the problem in venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented. [ applause ] from the soviet union to cuba to venezuela, wherever true
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socialism or communism has been adopted, it brings devalue. the ideologies only contribute to the continued suffering of the people who live under these cruel systems. america stands with every person living under a brutal regime. a respect for sovereignty is also a call for action. all people deserve a government that cares for their safety, their interests and their well-being, including their prosperity. in america, we seek stronger ties of business and trade with all nations of good will, but this trade must be fair and it must be reciprocal. for too long, the american people were told that mammoth multinational trade deals, unaccountable international tribunals and global
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bureaucracies were the best way to promote their success. but as those promises flowed, millions of jobs vanished and thousands of factories disappeared. others gamed the system, and broke the rules. in our great middle class, once the bedrock of american prosperi prosperity, was forgotten and left behind, but they are forgotten no more, and they will never be forgotten again. while america will pursue cooperation and commerce with other nations, we are renewing our commitment to the first duty of every government, the duty of our citizens. this bond is the source of america's strength, and that of every responsible nation
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represented here today. if this organization is to have any hope of successfully confronting the challenges before us, it will depend as president truman said, some 70 years ago, on the independent strength of its members. if we are to embrace the opportunities of the future and overcome the present dangers together, there can be no substitute for strong, sovereign and independent nations. nations that are rooted in their histories and invested in their destinies. nations that seek allies to befriend, not aenemies to conquer, and most important of all, nations that are home to patriarch patriots, to men and women who are willing to sacrifice for
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their country, for their citizens and for all that is best for the human spirit. in remembering the great victory that led to this body's founding, we must never forget that those who fought for these evils also fought for the nations that they loved. patriotism led to poles to die, to save poland. the brits to stand strong for britain. today, if we do not invest ourselves, our hearts and our minds in our nations, if we will not build strong families, save communities and held thalthy societies for ourselves, nobody can do it for us. we cannot wait for someone else, for faraway countries or far off bureaucracies. we can't do it. we must solve our problems to
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build our prosperity, to secure our future, or we will build vulnerable to decay domination and defeat. the true question for the united nations today, for people all over the world who hope for better lives for themselves and their children, is a basic one. are we still patriots? do we love our nations enough to protect their sovereignty, and to take ownership of to their futures? do we revere them enough to defend their interests, preserve their cultures and ensure a peaceful world for their citizens? one of the greatest american patriots, john adams, wrote that the american revolution was affected before the war commenced. the revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people. that was the moment when america
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awoke, when we looked around and understood that we were a nation. we realized who we were, what we valued and what we would give our lives to defend. from its very first moments, the american story is the story of what is possible when people take ownership of their future. the united states of america has been among the greatest forces for good in the history of the world. and the greatest defenders of the sovereignty, security and prosperity for all. now we are calling for a great re-awakening of nations. for the revival of the their spirits, their pride, their people and their patriotism. history is asking us whether we are up to the task.
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our answer will be a renewal of will, a rediscovery of resolve and a rebirth of devotion. we need to defeat the enemies of humanity, and unlock the potential of life itself. our hope is a word and world of proud and independent nations that embrace their duties, seek friendship, respect others and came common cause in the greatest shared interest of all. a future of dignity and peace for the people of this wonderful earth. this is the true vision of the united nations. the ancient wish of every people, and the deepest yearning that lives inside every sacred soul. so let this be our mission, and
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let this be our message to the world. we will fight together, sacrifice together and stand together for peace, for freedom, for justice, for family, for humanity and for the almighty god who made us all. thank you. god bless you. god bless the nations of the world, and god bless the united states of america. thank you very much. [ applause ] >> rhetoric there from president donald trump, in his first address to the u.n. general assembly. just over 40 minutes there where the president meditated on the theme of sovereign and being in great peril. we will always put america first as america's president, strongest words, toughest words for north korea in this speech. i want to bring in our chief global affairs anchor, martha
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raddatz. he said that the united states is forced to defend ourselves against north korea and they will be destroyed and even used his new nickname for kim jong-un, rocket man. >> reporter: he did, george. these are the strongest words we have seen the president say, and certainly made much stronger because of the setting, because he is speaking in front of the world. these were not off the cuff remarks. this was not a tweet. we talked about the fire and fury comments from last month, but this before the world body saying they would totally destroy north korea, is a very sobering message for kim i don't think jong-un, something he is undoubtedly listening to. >> the ambassador had walked out of the room by the time the president spoke, and the president said the denuclearization, the only option. i want to bring in terry moran in london this morning as well, and as i said, meditation under this theme of strong, sovereign
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nations and a very unapologetic speech today. >> reporter: this is revenge of the nations today. this was meant to bring nation state together after they had torn the world apart in world war ii under the umbrella of cooperation. the united states birthed the united nations and every american president since then has at least paid lip service to this notion of bringing the nations together under the aegis of the united nations. this was different, and he said something that vladimir putin would have said, no question about it, when he said we do not expect diverse countries to share the same cultures, but we expect them to respect the interests of their own people, and sovereign nations. and dictators around the world say the same thing and you will hear those words however president trump meant them as a license to do what they want to do to their own people.
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>> there was also veiled criticism of putin and china when he talked about perveing sovereignty from ukraine to the south china sea. jonathan karl here. not only tough words for north korea, but also iran. the president said he wanted to rip up the nuclear agreement, but he has defended it or accepted it to date. that may not be the last word. >> he didn't say he would rip it up here, but he said something extraordinary. he called the iran nuclear deal an boembarrassment. he called it an embarrassment. what's fascinating about that is this is an agreement that was negotiated by the previous united states president, barack obama, but also with our strongest allies there in that hall. and he said, that agreement is an embarrassment. we have not heard the end of it. unclear whether or not he will ultimately do what he threatened during the campaign and rip it up. i would say overall, i would say in many ways this was serious, substantive, and positive speech that included an extraordinary
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threat. go back to the north korea to say totally destroy north korea if we are forced to defend ourselves. >> absolute terms right there. i want to bring martha raddatz back in as well. one of the problems with this idea of ripping up the iran nuclear agreement, not only as jon said, the fact our allies also support it, but the inspectors so far have said iran is abiding by that agreement. >> reporter: they have, and president trump has said they are not abiding by the spirit of the agreement, so i think it's exactly as jon said. he has until october 15th to decide what he'll do about that agreement. i think certainly the iranians know they will be watching very, very carefully if they go beyond as they say, going against the spirit of the agreement. but george, i want to go back again, just quickly to that north korea statement. people do understand that there is a military option the united states could destroy north korea, but not without a great loss of life in south korea and
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possibly to u.s. forces as well. this is a very big threat he made. >> i want to follow that up with terry moran as well because if you read the president's words, he says the conditions for strength we would be forced to defend ourselves and our allies. you could read that to open up a justification for preventive war against north korea. >> reporter: that is possible, but destroying a nation of 25 million people, that borders on the threat of committing a war crime. >> and that is going to be the last word for us right now. extraordinary speech from president donald trump with the united nations general assembly today. his first speech to the u.n. general assembly. we'll return now to our regular program. for many of you on the west coast, that is "gma," and get the latest by downloading our app, and also get a full tonight on "world news tonight with david muir."
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good morning to you. i'm natasha zouves from "abc7 mornings." let's get over the meteorologist mike nicco for a quick check of your forecast. hey, mike. >> hey, natasha. hey, everybody. a little cool they are morning, about 51 in los gatos, 52 in gilroy and santa rosa, 60 in brentwood. see that 45 in napa? 60s along the coast, 70 to 75 around the bay and about 76 to 80 inland. we have a chance of some light showers in the north bay and some light showers to a sprinkle, random, tomorrow afternoon. alexis? here's a live look outside at the bay bridge toll plaza. nothing reported blocking here. kind of strange those hov lanes are pretty slow but the cash lanes seem to be wide open. honestly, that may be a better bet right now. plenty of slow spots including out of the central valley about an hour tracy to dublin. eve an little slowing out at the north bay, southbound 101 san
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rafael to san francisco in the yellow at 21. coming up on gma, david muir from "world news tonight" and demi moore from "empire." another update in about 30 minutes.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. breaking at this hour hurricane maria makes landfall as a category 5 storm pummeling the already devastated caribbean islands. dominica hit hard overnight. the prime minister there says they will need help of all kinds after 160-mile-an-hour winds and rain and the storm is now taking aim at puerto rico and jose threaten the east coast with heavy rain and possible flooding. our abc team tracking both storms. the new alert from ginger ahead. daring escape. this woman faking a seizure to avoid being mugged after this note was dropped in her lap saying guns were pointed at her telling her to hand over her wallet and her phone if she wanted to live. how the tv show "law & order" helped her get away. health alert. could you be saving thousands of dollars on fertility tests by using at-home versions right from the drugstore? how they work and are they right
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for you? dr. ashton here with the latest. and we're getting animated. it's the most anticipated new movie about it in theaters, and we're lucky enough to be on it. >> everyone is on pins and needles. >> the cast of the new lego movie taking over times square this morning. they're here to say -- >> all: good morning, america. >> so nice that our co-stars could be here. wasn't it, michael? >> i'm a little hurt. the cast of "lego ninjago movie" here this morning. as you said, you guys made the final cut. >> yeah, we made the final cut. co-stars may be pushing it but we were hosts of "good morning ninjago" or "gmn" in the movie. >> we were surprised we made the cut because you never know. it's great to have the whole cast here and we'll talk about that. >> i keep telling them we've all worked together. you know i worked with you in
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the movie. we do have a lot to get to this morning. it is homecoming time for a lot of students. what would you do if your child's school asked them to turn in photos of what they're wearing before they go to the dance, the prom? one school district is doing that and that's sparking a big, big debate. >> i bet it is. that's coming up, but first that top story in our morning rundown. ginger, we want to get straight to you. a new alert from the national hurricane center. >> still 160-mile-per-hour max sustained winds with hurricane maria which made history overnight being the first category 5 landfalling hurricane in dominica. surf. these waves behind me have been reaching up to 10 feet in some spots. they're expected to get up to 15 feet and that is why there is concern about storm surge and coastal flooding in this area. it's also extremely dangerous out there in the water. they do not want swimmers or surfers in these waters. there are deadly, dangerous rip currents. over the weekend this beach was open. they had to do a couple of saves. it was already starting to get bad. and in atlantic city they are keeping lifeguards on duty just
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to protect walkers. there's concern that people walking too close to the water could end up getting swept away. this beach essentially closed for the season because of jose. even the pier behind me closed for safety reasons. they're also expecting big wind gusts in this area up to 40 miles per hour. it's going to be even worse further up the coast. mike. >> we can already see the surf kicking up behind her. >> scary. let's go to rob in san juan, puerto rico where they're bracing for a possible direct hit from hurricane maria. it could happen in the next, what, 36 hours, rob? >> yeah, 24, robin. i mean tomorrow this time it will look a whole lot different than it is right now and really some of the tourists are still out here on the beaches. the preparations though are being rushed to completion for sure after seeing some of the images that came out of guadeloupe and dominica overnight when folks saw some of those reports, the anxiety levels jumping up. trees down all over the place. roofs ripped off and some parts of the islands complete the
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devastation. storm surge here that comes up against some of these hotels. some of them are well fortified. others not. the governor of this island admitting that the infrastructure in many areas is poor and he's begging some of the people that live in some of those homes that are poorly built to get to one of the 450 shelters that are now open on this island. it can hold in an emergency over 100,000 people. they are rationing food, water and supplies for the hurricane. want to make sure there's enough of those survival supplies for people here. that may be without some of those things without power for days or weeks. this could be a ravenous storm we haven't seen since maybe 1928, a cat 5, talking about generations. robin. >> thank you very much. our weather team have been out there nonstop. they have. coming up, one in eight couples struggle to get pregnant. could you help your chances and save thousands of dollars with at-home fertility tests? dr. ashton is here. and one woman's daring escape after being threatened on a train. did she figure out how to do it from an episode of "law & order"? and lara, what's going on upstairs?
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♪ good morning, ninjago. >> yes. >> yes. >> i saw the whole cast. >> the whole cast. >> i know. they'll be here in the last half hour to talk with us. >> do we get to keep these? >> why? >> if you want to, michael. >> who doesn't want to be a
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lego? >> there you have it. >> that's all -- >> for your viewing pleasure while i do "pop news." are we ready? >> yeah. good morning, everybody. great audience here. good-bye, good-bye, lego robin. good-bye, lego michael. and good morning, america. >> hey. [ applause ] >> so you guys, i don't know if you heard about lady gaga. we are hoping lady gaga is doing okay this morning. the grammy winner announcing she has to postpone her european leg of the world tour due to a medical situation. taking to instagram to describe her battle with fibromyalgia writing, i have to be with my doctors right now so i can be strong and perform for you all for the next 60 years or more. we sure hope so. the singer also included a statement from "live nation" confirming her shows won't be back until early 2018. until then she'll spend the next seven months healing from her chronic pain that this causes. her european shows were set to begin on september 21st in barcelona.
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gaga, you know we love you. we're rooting for you. take your time and come back strong. [ applause ] >> do what you need to do as well. >> right. so, if you are a fan of the hbo show "girls," we have good news for you. lena dunham one of the smartest gals in the biz is busy re-teaming with her girls, her show runner, jenny connor, for a brand-new show. what that show is is still unclear. the pair remaining tight-lipped while discussing their upcoming project simply saying we're back in business, people. and fans will definitely get to see -- this is from lena. she says, i promise you get to see awkward situations, check. characters showing their darker selves, check. that's right up your alley. in addition to this untitled project, they also have a new movie coming out and documentary series in the works, both for hbo. >> working girls. >> busy, yeah. >> congratulations, ladies. looking forward to that.
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quirky, creative and smart. finally abba has figured out a way to tour even without showing up. the swedish pop stars have announced they will be re-created into digital avatars for a virtual reality tour in 2019. yes. [ applause ] or you can just stay home and listen to abba albums. the holograms will be projected in front of a live band and use vocals from abba's 1977 australian world tour. until now we have only seen holograms used in musical performances by artists who were deceased,but the members of abba are still very much alive. we just want to let you know. >> we're not going to hear any of their music? >> i requested it and decided today i would just pretend i didn't notice that there was no music playing. no abba. so just in your head sing an abba song for me, will you? "dancing queen." thank you, fonsi. >> you named it. i didn't sing it. >> in your head, imagine you're listening to "dancing queen", america.
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band member bennie anderson tells "the herald sun," quote, it's perfect. we can be on stage while i'm home walking the dogs. >> serious? >> that's a quote from benny and this is really happening in 2019 so get ready for abba, the avatar tour. >> the thing is though, if they do it, others will follow if it's successful. >> sure will. >> i guess if it's like a dance party with music that you can hopefully hear. >> nope. >> no? all right. i tried. i know. we love you. you brought it up. i just want to say. want me to move on. >> yes. >> thank you. [ applause ] thanks, lara. let's go to ginger for the latest on the hurricanes. ginger? >> we have to track jose. now more than 200 miles east, northeast of north carolina. already seeing 40 mile-an-hour gusts for good morning. i'm abc7 news meteorologist mike
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nicco. mostly sunny, cool, and breezy today, a cold front will bring a showers to sprinkles tomorrow and warming trend will begin this weekend. today's temperatures below average. we geelt to around 80, santa rosa, fairfield, antioch, morgan hill, everybody else in the 70s, coast at the 60s. the green are light showers tonight. temperatures not quite as cool as this morning, mid to upper 50s. it will get warm next week. >> now to our "gma" home consumer lab. this morning we're taking a closer look at at home fertility tests and whether they can help you save money and start your family. abc's mara schiavocampo has more. >> reporter: at-home fertility kits. more and more couples are turning to them. >> oh, thank you. >> reporter: meet utah native melissa holmes. a 30-year-old blogger and stay-at-home mom of three and virginia native jennifer brennan, a 42-year-old i.t. specialist,blogger and mom to three kids under the age of 5.
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though they now have the families they dreamed of, conceiving wasn't always so easy. in fact, resolve, the national infertility association estimates one in eight american couples struggle to get pregnant. >> i was 23 when i was trying to conceive my first child. it didn't happen right away for me and for most of us women it does not happen right away. >> reporter: but melissa and her husband tried for months with little success. >> we tried and had a miscarriage. so we assumed we could get pregnant. but after almost a year of trying again, we weren't able to get pregnant. >> reporter: she turned to at-home fertility testing. there are several options available at most drugstores. ovulation trackers, fertility monitors and ovarian reserve tests for women and even fertility tests for men. >> after five months of using the sticks we found out we were pregnant. >> reporter: melissa and jennifer did the most common, ovulation sticks. jennifer echoing the same success with her first and second child.
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>> i was 35 when i started trying for my first baby. and i think i started using them pretty much right away just to try to figure out when i could get pregnant. >> reporter: an at-home one-month supply costs on average $40 compared to in-clinic testing which could cost upwards of $130 per round of testing. >> i know it saved us thousands of dollars. >> reporter: for "good morning america," mara schiavocampo, abc news, new york. >> our thanks to mara and senior let's go to robin with her exclusive interview with apple ceo, tim apple ceo tim cook, there he is, live in our studio. his first interview since unveiling the new iphone. the technology he thinks will
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you have change ourd lives. earlier this morning, ginger and some kids had a great time a.r. they were playing with various games and people want to know, augmented reality. it's different. it's new. >> yep. >> it's on apple right now, and it will be downloaded later today. tell us why this is a big deal, tim. >> this is huge because it's the first time that hundreds of millions of customers actually later today -- hundreds of millions of customers will be able to use a.r. for the first time. so we're bringing it to mainstream. if you have got an iphone 6s or later, you have augmented reality today. we made it really simple for developers to design apps with their passion to bring it to everybody. >> explain what it is. a.r.? >> it's taking the virtual world and overlaying it to physical
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world, so you saw a demo earlier this morning to position chairs in a living room. >> we are seeing that right now. yeah. >> it's a fantastic way to shop. it's a fantastic way to learn. you might even want to look at your favorite car and actually go in the car, and so you have to do that in a showroom today. you can now do that right from your living room. it's unbelievable. [ cheers and applause ] >> it's funny because -- now face it. as you are talking about that, we're looking at the set and then we're looking at how we just saw it. that's what we're seeing right now, and then when we have the demonstration earlier, it shows such a difference. now we have to admit, a.r. has been around for awhile, but apple is putting its stamp on it. what are you doing differently? >> we're taking the complex and making it systempimple. >> okay. >> this is what apple is so
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fantastic about. we want everybody to be able to use a.r., and we have taken the complexity normal developers would have to do in their apps and made it simple for them to convert their apps to an a.r. experience. the thing that's very different about apple is in one day, we can make a.r. available for hundreds of millions of people. and that will happen in a few hours from now. >> just get ready for the download. when it comes and said to download, that will happen on your phone. >> this is a day to remember. this is a day to remember. this is a profound day. >> let's talk a little bit about the -- the 8 and 10 the two new phones and options that are part of pit. facial recognition is getting a lot of recognition. people are saying, what is the possibility -- they are talking about the potential it could be misused or hacked. should people be concerned?
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>> not with us. we are about your privacy. we want to protect your data because we know it's yours, not ours. and so once you place your face in the phone, it's in the phone. apple doesn't have it. we have encrypted it on your device. you make the decisions about who has it, not us. we're very protective of our customers' data because we believe that privacy is very important in this world that there are hackers everywhere trying to steal your information. we want it to be yours. it is not ours. >> that has been the hallmark of apple from the beginning. >> and we fought very hard for it. >> the headphone jack, gone. now the home button gone. you said there is a premium on the phone, and what's next? why the home button? >> it is loved, but we think having an edge to edge display, such that the whole phone is a display will be loved even more.
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and so we're doing that for all of us. >> okay. well, we have a couple of questions from our viewers, but i want to ask you one question though. your response to when president trump announced he was going to change the laws that protect d.r.e.a.m.ers, daca, and you mentioned to your beloved apple employees there were 250 d.r.e.a.m.ers you had, and you encouraged them and said you were dismayed and now the president seems to be willing to at least compromise with the democrats, are you encouraged by that at all? >> i am. it's really important for everybody to understand. these folks came to the country when they were very young. most of them don't want even remember coming to the country because they were 1, 2, 3 years old at the time. and these kids, if you talk to them, they deeply love this country. they have great jobs. they pay taxes. these guys are our neighbors. they are our co-workers and so
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we feel it's essential that we -- not only allow them to stay in our country, but we welcome them. that we desire that they be here. i hope everyone reaches out and meets some of the d.r.e.a.m.ers because it will really warm your heart in meeting them, and so i am encouraged that congress will pass a law to make this permanent, and we are doing everything we can to advocate for that. >> it's good that we're having this dialogue. thank you very much for discussing that. back to the phone, and the questions from -- they didn't hold back. you know they never do. you knew this was coming. i understand inflation, et cetera, but don't you find the price tag out of reach for the average american? >> well, it's a value price actually for the technology that you are getting, and as it turns out, you know, most people are now paying for phones over long
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periods of time, and so very few people will pay the price tag of the phone initially, and most people actually trade in their current phone, and so that reduces the price further, and some carriers even throw in, you know, subsidies and discounts. so when we look at it, the phone -- the iphone in particular has become so essential in our daily lives, people want it to do more and more and more, and so we built more and more technology and to be able to did thao that. >> you said, you don't want to sell the most. you want to sell the best. >> apple has never been about selling the most of anything. that is not aour objective. it's not revenues. we have to enrich people's lives and help people. >> i know you do. can more than one person use facial recognition on the same
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phone? kids and spouses for instance? >> that's a good question. i wouldn't recommend that. i wouldn't recommend that. >> no. okay. so just leave it at that. >> i wouldn't recommend that. >> steve jobs, when you had your announcement last week, you got really emotional. his dna is still so much apart of apple. >> i walked in the theater that day, and from the moment i walked in there -- i know this may sound strange to your viewers, but i could feel him there. his dna is very much the dna of apple. and the way that his philosophy of life is how we run the company. we don't sit and think about what would steve do, but we think about the principles that apple is based on. a values based company that is making insanely great products that are simple to use for the technology to take the backseat and not the front seat.
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the user experience is top for us. we want users to be happy. and so -- this company still runs like that today. >> yeah. >> and you can feel him in there. you can feel him in the products, and in everything. and i love it that way. >> very grateful and appreciate your passion and creativity of you and your team. get ready for that download. a.r. it's coming for you phone. >> you're going to love it. check it it. okay. tim cook, thank you very much. always a pleasure. >> thank you. [ applause ] [ applause ]
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hi. good morning. i'm jessica castro from "abc7 mornings." making headlines, unfortunately the bay area reaches another record high for congestion on the roads. in fact, it's an 80% increase since the year 2010, which means the average person is spending an extra 3 1/2 minutes sitting in traffic compared to last year. don't like that. >> they sure don't. looking at my traffic maps seeing a lot of red. a lot of folks sitting in that extra 3 1/2 minutes this morning. some good news on the peninsula, northbound 101 around willow road approaching state route 84 in the palo alto area, a two-car collision is cleared but heavy there northbound 101 and westbound 84. san mateo is barely moving as well. well. meteorologist mik our collaboration with pg&e is centered around public safety. without pg&e's assistance, well.without their training meteorologist mik we could not do our mission to keep our community safe. anytime we are responding to a structure fire,
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one of the first calls you make is for pg&e for gas and electric safety. it's my job to make sure that they have the training that they need to make the scene safe for themselves and for the public. it's hands-on training actually turning valves, turning systems off, looking at different wire systems all that training is crucial to keeping our community safe and our firefighters safe. together, we're building a better california.
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a cooler start today and drier, breezy on the roads especially up in the hill bus those breezes will come down and get the rest of us. small craft advisory out at the bay today. cold front, light showers tonight, some sprinkles tomorrow afternoon. jessica? >> mike, thank you. another update in about 30 minutes. ♪
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wonderful. wonderful to have you all here and michael, it was great to see you out there on the field with your teammates ten years ago the super bowl champion new york giants. >> yes. ten years. [ applause ] time really flies. it was great to see those guys. i haven't seen most of those guys in ten years so great to catch up with everybody. big night. coach coughlin came in. he's running the jacksonville jaguars, but he came back to show his love to the city and the fans are just amazing here. it was nothing like winning that super bowl because it was kind of improbable that we had a chance so great to see the guys, great to be a part of it and it kept me up past my bedtime. >> it was worth it. >> it was worth it. but thank you. >> coming down the line holding -- >> you know, i had to tell the guys, touch this trophy. you earned it. you earned it. speaking of bedtime i dreamed -- who here remembers your dreams? >> i do. >> you do? >> i do. >> yeah, i'm like my man, yeah,
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i think i do but i'm going to bring something to you, everybody, right now. there's something in a new article in "time" magazine. it looks at the different theories why we dream and one theory is dreams are a data dump. just dumping all that stuff that's in your head throughout the day, useless memories, to keep the important ones. another theory says your dreams represent your wishes, what you're hoping for. and who has dreamt of flying? you almost fell off that chair back there. [ laughter ] >> she's so embarrassed. you are so red right now. >> well, if you -- my man there he's dreamt of flying and gave us a demonstration. well, you know what that means. >> what does it mean? what does it mean? >> oh, look at the cameras, too late. if you're supposed to be at work you're fired. dreaming of flying means that you need to be free of something. >> ooh. >> so it got me thinking, why don't we see if you have any
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idea what some of these common things that occur in your dreams really mean. so with some research and we went deep into this. we'll test your knowledge. what does it mean if you have a dream that you are back in school? >> what does it mean? >> yeah. what do you think it means if you have a dream that you're back in school? >> there's something you haven't finished. >> i have that dream a lot. >> yeah? >> that i haven't gone to class all semester long and then it's the final and i'm panicking. >> you know what it means? >> what? >> you're connected to your job. >> you're connected to your job? >> are you sure? i thought it meant something like unfinished. >> okay. okay. >> i'm connected to my job, ladies and gentlemen. >> what does it mean if you dream about a dog? >> it means the dog came into your bed. >> that wasn't a dream. that was reality. >> loyalty. loyalty. >> you know, that's good. loyalty and friendship. >> yeah, come on. you know that. her little dog is running around backstage right now. >> i know. >> what does it mean not that
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you're flying but if you dream of airplanes? >> i don't know but i do dream about that. >> because we're always on them. >> i know. >> i don't know what it means. >> it means a journey for which you have high hopes. >> oh, okay. >> yeah. >> okay. >> this is all positive stuff. don't be scared. >> i'm not scared. >> anyone ever dream about a baby? >> ali did last week. what does it mean? >> your wife dreamed about a baby? oh, george, congratulations. it means something new. don't worry. something new. >> i wouldn't mind a baby. >> that's the thing. you want another baby? >> too late. >> never too late. >> and finally, one of my favorite dreams, what if you dream about food. >> yum. >> don't try to read it. trying to cheat on the test. what if you dream about food? >> you're hungry. >> you're hungry. >> that's what i thought too. it means energy, knowledge or nourishment. >> what does that mean? >> i don't know.
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>> hey, i just read -- certain times don't ask me questions about what i'm talking about. this is one. >> no follow-up rule. >> someone was tweeting me and i got a lot of tweets. people said they have the dream of their teeth falling out. >> i looked that one up. >> brush your teeth. >> it means fear of aging. >> okay. >> yeah. getting older and aging? >> that's a very common dream. >> really? >> i don't have that dream. >> i didn't have that dream. i had that reality. >> all right. thank you, guys. now to all the excitement in the ballroom, season 25 of "dancing with the stars" premiered last night and we've got dancing pro season 15 mirror ball champ tony is here. [ applause ] >> hi. >> there you go. there you go. >> no, no, no. >> george. >> skip the dip.
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>> nice to see you. >> hello, baby. nice to see you. >> how you doing, man. >> congratulations on last night. >> thank you. >> you did awesome. >> i think season 26 we'll see lara spencer out there after that. >> no. >> i would love to see these two out there. >> oh, would you? >> you know, i've been like begging you to do the show. >> i know but i'd love to see these two out there. >> yes. >> george is pretty busy with political interesting things. >> we just got finished with that dream segment. that will be a dream. >> i was looking at that and my whole life i've been pretty much dieting and when you retire guess what you do, diet because you can't eat. >> true. >> i love this. this is a good look on you. >> my wife likes me with a beard. that's all that matters. >> you said you're retiring though. are you sure? sometimes we see the dancers take a break and come back. >> listen, i love the show. it's one of my favorite shows that, you know, even as an audience member so i enjoy it at home and my 12-year-old daughter said something really interesting to me.
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she said, watching the show, she says, daddy, you know, do you miss it? i go, well, i do miss it. she goes, but do you love being home, right? i go, absolutely. so that's the most important part. >> last night. what really caught you? what were the emotions? >> it was amazing. [ applause ] i thought the show did such a fantastic job on presenting all the stars. i thought victoria was the breakout for me with val. i thought that was such an amazing, you know, background story. paralyzed and then shows up on the ballroom floor. that's amazing to me. i don't think anything could ever surpass that as far as a first week kickoff. >> going into last night you thought nick was the front-runner. >> yeah, i totally -- yeah, no. he did not do very well for me considering drew is his brother, i thought he would have, you know, pretty much the same genes. obviously he got the hype but not the beat. >> oh, man.
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>> listen, good thing is the trophy might stay in the same family because vanessa was my biggest surprise. because i thought her and maks looked fantastic. the routine was great. very creative with the babies and the strollers and the whole thing and then she got on the floor and mama could shake it. >> that didn't surprise me. >> she had like personality and so on. >> i like her. i'm rooting for her. >> i was surprised with that. in fact, the one that really like i was pleased to see because my expectation was pretty high was jordan. jordan fisher. to me i mean this kid is a disney kid, broadway kid. i was like, all right, let's see what you got and i was like, wow, he's good. >> he's a pro. >> he is. >> when i saw ginger this morning she was talking about the same thing, saying that he was head and shoulders above everybody else. how about an underdog? >> i was surprised and pleased actually in so many ways frankie. i think he did such an emotional -- [ applause ]
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you know, it was an emotional type of thing. you could see like he was getting shy. the fact is it was wonderful. i thought it was really great to watch him kind of shine, you know, because he's been on tv all his life and just to see him get on the dance floor and really represent himself in such a wonderful way. >> he was excited about it. >> he really was. >> we have a special surprise question from an audience member. where is that audience member? oh, there he is right there. everybody. [ applause ] >> mr. donald driver himself. what's your question, sir, since you are a dancing expert. >> champion. >> let me say this, we know that i'm probably the best athlete that's ever been on that show. >> oh. >> but i have to say this to you, tony. do you think athletes make great dancers? >> absolutely. i think because not only because they are actually rhythmically much better in a sense that they work out with rhythm. you have to have rhythm in order to have a good workout and build yourself up.
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as an athlete you are used to the workout regimen. when you come to a dance show like ours if you don't have a work ethic you're not going to make it. that's why athletes always do well. they do have a work ethic. it's why they're obviously successful, michael. get you there. but you are definitely one of the fittest by far the fittest i believe we've ever had. >> for sure. >> oh, boy. >> oh. there. >> remember. >> what a loaded question. that's all i'm going to say. you can see a new episode of "dancing" on monday 8:00, 7:00 central on abc. we got more of donald coming up. plus the cast of "lego ninjago" they are here live.
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we're here with the star-studded cast of the new movie "lego ninjago" fighting to defend their island home. >> it's great to have dave franco, welcome dave, justin theroux, olivia munn, fred armisen and michael pena. thank you all for being here. are you excited? i don't know about -- so exciting. i mean, saw you with your legos. how excited are your family members about seeing it? >> mine are excited. i play his favorite lego and we've been building it for five years. well not one thing for five years, but we've been doing little things because they have this whole like a tv show for two seasons. not six seasons apparently. >> oh, wow. >> that's it. that's my story, i'm sticking to it. >> well, you know, dave, you're the youngest of three boys. >> yep. >> and your brother is of course
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james franco, another actor. but i understand your nephews are big into ninjas -- i mean legos. >> yeah, they came to the premiere. i don't know if they are big into legos but they are now. >> because of you. >> well, one of them is saying he'll be the green ninja for halloween so i think i did my job. >> get it for free now. >> exactly. good uncle. >> well, the cool thing about "lego ninjago" is when we all signed on we wanted to do a lego movie because they were so amazing and from the get-go we all loved them so much. but then we all found out that lego ninjago is like the fight club for kids, like kids are obsessed with it and you don't really talk about it until you're in it and find out about it and it's this whole world where they go crazy. like his son will tell you they go crazy over it. >> fight club for kids. >> they just fight with the legos, you know what i mean. he doesn't come home with bruises. >> justin, do you agree with that analogy? >> yeah. like i got the job when i had no clue this ninjago was even a
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thing and tell a friend, and they're like, oh, my god, you're playing who, and they freak out and you become this celebrity for 10 and unders. >> you are garmadon. can you give us a little of the evil lord garmadon? >> come on. >> do it, do it. do it. >> you were clapping. you couldn't hear it. >> you clapped over the laugh which is great. >> it was there. well, we are humbled that we could play just -- >> you are in the open of the movie. >> teeny part. >> how was the experience? oh, now we feel like we're being interviewed. the experience was great. i mean, it really was cool for us to -- >> did you do it together? >> you really get into it. >> you got big laughs. you guys were in it a lot. >> did you record at the same time? >> yeah. >> feed off each other. >> yes, we did but did you record at the same time? >> we did one epic recording session.
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>> well, it just so happens we have a clip and it's of us. >> oh. >> good morning, ninjago. i am robin roberts. >> and i am michael strahan and i'm pumped to be bringing you the news. >> pumped! [ applause ] >> you know this man, fred. he was -- >> i was pumped! but you know speaking of like voices, for us it was kind of we were being ourselves, but fred, you've been on "saturday night live" and was on for 11 years. >> yeah. >> now, you've done so many amazing characters. did any one character in particular get your voice ready for the one you play in the movie? >> it was me as me. the voices we did were us sounding like ourselves except for justin. >> i recorded without them for the longest time and we went in to do a group record, i was like, wait, aren't you guys doing voices? >> why am i the only one? >> i know. >> just me as me pretty much so i was preparing my whole life. [ laughter ]
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>> olivia, i love the instagram photos. quite ninja-like. >> yes. >> in some of these videos. >> yeah, well, i'm a practicing ninja. oh, yeah, that is me. yes. >> come on. >> is that you training? >> well, that -- she was my fight trainer during all of "x-men" one of my best friends and i grew up doing tae kwon do so my asian mother is happy it's used in animation and real life. very happy. >> let me just say, it's wonderful, this movie, and for everybody, young, old, doesn't matter and it's wonderful at this time to be able to go into a movie theater and just enjoy yourselves like that. >> yeah. >> i mean that. [ applause ] >> and it's wonderful to have you guys here. i mean, i'm thrilled. every time i get to see everybody i'm so happy. thank you guys for coming in. >> we love you. thanks for having us. >> "lego ninjago" hits theaters this friday. make sure you check it out. we're all in it.
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coming up, we're working out with donald driver. don't go anywhere. oh, you yeah!ht butch. (butch growls at man) he's looking at me right now, isn't he? yup. (butch barks at man) butch is like an old soul that just hates my guts. (laughs) (vo) you can never have too many faithful companions. introducing the all-new crosstrek. love is out there. find it in a subaru crosstrek.
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former super bowl and "dancing with the stars" champion donald driver. >> yeah. and the man has a new fitness book out called "the 3d body revolution." you'll show us some of your favorite workout moves that you can do when you watch the big game or when you're dancing. >> yes, yes. so many people don't understand that you can do a lot of things when you're sitting at home watching the game. so what i did is i said i wanted implement all these things you can do without having to use any type of weights. >> good idea. >> i knew that growing up actually. i did pushups and sit-ups in between commercial breaks. >> that's why you are who you are. we'll make that happen for all of us right now. we have a -- we have a classic game time setup. living room couch. tables loaded with snacks. you have done the math.
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you are going to tell us what does it take off if you indulge in these things, what will it take to work off these calories. this will make you think before you work out this way. >> here we go. now if you get a slice of pizza, okay, you would have to do 1,425 sit-ups. >> what? >> just to burn that off. now, as my kids they like to eat glazed doughnuts in the morning, for breakfast. for a glazed doughnut, it's 190 calories but you would have to do 53 minutes of lunges. >> 53 minutes of lunges. >> this is like the diet right there, just say that and i'm never having one again. >> last but not least everybody loves to have, what, french fries. >> i do love a fry. >> if you eat fries, now, it's 600 calories in fries. but you would have to do one hour and a half of swimming just to burn it. so y'all better stop eating all this stuff. >> not only that but very quickly, we're going to show some moves. >> let's do it. >> come on up, everybody.
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>> get some audience participation here. >> the first thing we'll work on is we're going to not just do normal standard squats but a chair squat. make sure you push your butt back a little bit and, ready, and go. everybody looks good. there you go. there you go. good, good. okay. now, that's something you can do while you're sitting at home watching the game. >> lower body workout. >> now we're going to implement upper body workout and do the incline push-ups. let's go. >> all right. >> all right. here we go. >> while we do this, we're going to be doing this for awhile so you guys, we'll be right back.
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i'm jessica castro from "abc7 mornings." let's head over the meteorologist mike nicco for a look at the forecast. hi, mike. >> yeah, hi, jessica, mostly sunny, kind of cool and breezy today. a cold front will sweep through and bring showers tonight, some sprinkles tomorrow and warming trend will begin this weekend after temperatures will be stuck in the 60s and 70s the next couple days. back in the 70s and 80s by the weekend. alexis? >> okay. we've got a lot of heavy traffic this morning. here's a live look at the bay bridge toll plaza. sunshine is out, now starting to thin out on that left-hand side but a lot of red left on these drive times. looking at westbound 80 to the maze just went back to the yellow at 11. >> we'll be back at 11:00 for the midday news. >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!"
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