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good morning, america. good morning, america. this morning, touchdown in tokyo. president trump arriving for the start of his 13-day asia trip. with a message of strength. >> we dominate the sky. we dominate the sea. we dominate the land and space. >> teeing up an ambitious agenda. what he hopes to accomplish. what our new poll says about his approval rating and the loyalty of his base. spilling secrets. >> i'm with her. >> the tell-all new book by dnc interim chair donna brazile. how she reportedly considered removing clinton from the democratic ticket after
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clinton's collapse at the 9/11 memorial. who was the candidate that would have replaced her? would it have made a difference in the election? fraternity death. a pledge at fsu dies after a night of partying. >> they determined the person to be deceased. all attempts to revive the person were unsuccessful. >> the pi kappa phi pledge. what we're learning about the history of allegations. and alec baldwin backlash. the actor taking heat. afmmentecong about rose mcgowan and her rape claims against harvey weinstein. was it victim blaming? why baldwin is taking a twitter break. was it victim blaming? why baldwin is taking a twitter break. no. no. no. any way, we were talking about something else. good morning. paula is off. very happy to have diane macedo at the desk. you know, you're joining us on the best morning of the year to be a morning news anchor. because it was fall back overnight. don't forget to set your clocks
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back. it's the end of daylight savings time. even ron claiborne is in a good mood. look at him. >> he wants another hour. >> it's all relative. let's start with the news. and the president overseas. >> he landed in japan a few hours ago. the first stop of a trip that will take him to five countries. there he is talking to the u.s. troops stationed in japan. he tweeted out a video of him golfing with the japanese prime minister, shinzo abe. he by the way tweeted out his own picture of the outing. >> everyone's on social media this morning. meanwhile, the president's political problems persist. look at the new poll from abc news and "the washington post." showing just 37% of americans approve of trump's job performance. the lowest of any president nine months in office since poling began in 1946. >> his support is not dropping much among his base. 91% of trump voters say they would support him again. just 5% off april's number. we have team coverage this morning. we start with abc's white house correspondent cecilia vega who is traveling with the president in tokyo.
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good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: hey, diane, good morning to you. also in that poll, 67% of americans say they don't trust president trump to act responsibly in his handling of north korea. white house aides say north korea is the president's number one priority on this trip. his goal? to ramp up pressure on pyongyang. over president trump and the first lady landing in tokyo. the tarmac packed with troops. cheering on their commander in chief. the president signed photos of himself before putting on a military bomber jacket at the r base. >> i like this better. u can have my jack. just -- >> reporter: and delivering remarks that set the stage for his five-country diplomatic tour. >> we dominate the sky. we dominate the sea. we dominate the land and space. >> reporter: a mince-no-words show of force. he never mentioned north korea. but he said the u.s. stands ready to fight. >> no one, no dictator, no regime, and no nation should
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underestimate ever american resolve. every once in awhile in the past, they underestimated us. it was not pleasant for them, was it? >> reporter: on air force one, the president said he'll meet with russia's president vladimir putin. saying we want his help with north korea. he'll also sit down with xi jinping who recently consolidated power in his party. reporters asked president trump if he was at a disadvantage with xi's new position of power. the president interrupted and said, excuse me. so am i. adding we're going in with tremendous strength. before the meetings, a round of golf with japanese prime minister shinzo abe. a reciprocal invitation after they hit the links earlier in this year at mar-a-lago. their bond on display. the two leaders autographing custom hats that said, donald and shinzo, make alliance even greater.
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the president and prime minister abe played nine holes of golf. we're told they did not keep score. but they did talk about north korea. on the way over here, on air force one, the president was asked about the grueling schedule. how he's going to manage it. guys, he said, quote, it is grueling. fortunately, historically, tha has not been a problem for me. i will stay fresh. that's a quote. >> we know you'll be with them. we have hope you stay fresh as well in your travels. thanks, cecilia. now the other big political story this morning. the bombshells contained in a new memoir from former dnc chair donna brazile. >> brazile reportedly considered replacing hillary clinton on the top of the democratic ticket just two months before the election. abc's gloria riviera is in washington with that story. gloria, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dan. that is not all. in addition to saying she thought about replacing hillary clinton, long-time democratic leader donna brazile is blasting her own party for what she says
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are failings on just about every level from campaign management to a flawed candidate. a doomed campaign she tried, in vain, she writes, to save. this morning, new bombshell allegations from dnc interim chair donna brazile. revealing she thought about dropping hillary clinton from the 2016 democratic ticket. in excerpts from her new memoir, released by "the washington post," brazile said she seriously concerned party insider's suggestions to put someone else on the ticket after clinton fainted at a 9/11 event just two months before the election. again and again, i thought about joe biden. she writes. considering the historical importance of a female candidate, i could not make good on that threat to replace her. other shocking allegations, include secret dea with the dnc and fund-raising funneled to clinton at bernie sanders' expense. brazile contends the anemic clinton campaign cut deal with
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form dns dnc chair debby to control its pocket book. this was not a criminal act. she writes. but as i saw it, it compromised the party's integrity. these new allegations are giving president trump fuel to attack. the president tweeting on friday -- brazile just stated the dnc rigged the system to illegally steal the primary. bought and paid for by crooked h. this is real collusion and dishonesty. brazile tweeting back with the hashtag, not what i said. in a clip released on social media, the president telling cheryl atkinson this. in an interview airing today on "full measure." >> but, what happened to bernie sanders with the dnc, spearheaded by the clintons, and according to the new book by donna brazile was horrible. >> reporter: we have heard from top staffers from the clinton campaign. they responded to brazile in a lengthy post. they say they are shocked at her allegations and they do not recognize the campaign she describes in her book.
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dan, diane. >> >> let's bring in george stephanopoulos. i bet donna never thought she would have president trump promoting her book so aggressively. >> no, but she'll be our first guest this morning. >> let's talk about the revelations and allegations in her boom. did she have the power as the chair of the dnc to remove hillary clinton from the top of the ticket? i guess more broadly what does this whole story say about the state of the democratic party. >> not on her own. sorry. my ear piece is falling out. she didn't have the power to replace hillary clinton on her own. she would have had the ability to get the process in motion. to consult with other leaders in the party. and kick it over to the dnc. as she says in the book, she didn't actually move that process along. but had this period of about a day where she was openingly -- well, not openly. but she was speculating in her own mind musing about who would be the best ticket to replace hillary clinton and tim kaine. and she came upon the idea that it would be joe biden and cory booker. she says in the book she believes they would have won the election. >> what about the state of the democratic party? >> you see it in the reaction of donna's book. it's a divided party. between the establishment and
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grass roots. there's a lot of second-guessing and recriminations over last year's campaign. a lot of -- most democrats believe that was a campaign that should have won. that was supposed to win. they'll also say, got the popular vote but didn't get enough in the electoral college. right now, the democratic party has been hollowed out under barack obama. there's a lot of nervousness ahead of these elections on tuesday, especially the virginia governor's election, which is very close right now. what if any change comes about e as a result of the revelations in this book. i want to get to the poll. beyond his historically approval ratings, the majority of respondents say they don't think trump has the right temperment to be president. they say he's not honest, not empathetic, not a good deal maker. yet his base is holding. why? >> people tend to pick a team and stick with it. the president has focused all of
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his political attention on cultivating the base. that said, 37% is historically low. as our poll says, no other president in modern times has had numbers like that. you have to remember he's got poll numbers that low at a time when the economy is basically booming. 4% unemployment. record highs in the stock market. the president has to be concerned about what will happen if there is any kind of economic downturn. will the bottom fall out? >> george, thank you. really appreciate it. i want to remind everybody george has a big show this morning. he will, as we mentioned, speak with donna brazile about her new book. congressman mark meadows and congressman peter king will weigh in on the republican tax plan on "this week." right here on abc. thank you, george. >> thanks, george. >> speaking of republicans in congress, a while story involving kentucky senator rand paul who is recovering this morning after being attacked at
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his home. >> a spokesman says the senator was blindsided in this assault. the fbi is now investigating. kenneth moton is in washington with the latest. kenneth, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dan and diane. senator rand paul no stranger to political fights. here in washington. he likely was not expecting a physical altercation in his front yard. here's what we know. the junior senator from kentucky says a neighbor tackled him from behind on his property. in warren county. reportedly while the senator was mowing his lawn. he didn't even see it coming. a police report says paul was knocked to the ground. the impact causing injuries to his face and possibly his ribs, since he had trouble breathing. paul was checked out by a doctor after his office said, quote, he was blindsided. a spokes woman said senator paul is fine. that neighbor, 59-year-old rene boucher was arrested and charged with fourth-degree assault. no details on what this violent encounter was about or if it was politically moet vated. there have been security concerns for members of congress. after the shooting at the baseball practice a few months
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ago. rand paul outspoken a fierce critic of the the affordable healthcare act and a recent defender of president trump's policies. the white house says it's aware of the attack and working to see if any federal laws were broken. dan and diane? >> glad the senator is doing okay this morning. thank you. we move to florida where an fsu fraternity finds itself suspended as police investigate the death of a pledge. >> police say the 20-year-old died after a party. abc's eva pilgrim joins us now with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. another college frat party turned fatal. a pledge found dead. this time, at florida state. it's once again raising tough questions about greek life, alcohol, and hazing. this morning, a florida state university fraternity shut down. a pledge found dead after a night of partying. >> unfortunately, when medical emergency personnel got here, along with tpd, they determined the person to be deceased. all attempts to revive the person were unsuccessful. >> reporter: authorities confirm the pi kappa phi fraternity
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threw an off campus house party here thursday night. 10:30 friday morning, the brothers call for help. police find 20-year-old andrew coffee dead inside the home. the cause? still under investigation. the national office suspending the fraternity of florida state. fsu's vice president waiting on more details about the death, releasing a statement saying we will work closely with the tallahassee police department. as it investigates to determine the facts surrounding this case. this incident, the latest in a string of tragedies to hit the greek community. just last week, prosecutors refiling previously dismissed charges against beta theta phi brothers at penn state. for the death of a pledge there. 19-year-old timothy piazza was found unconscious after apparently falling head first down a flight of stairs after what authorities are calling an alcohol-fueled hazing ritual. >> nobody should go through this. >> investigators say the brothers waited 12 hours before calling 911.
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none of the brothers have entered pleas on the new charges. less than a month ago in louisiana, the brothers of phi delta the that were led away in handcuffs after the hazing death of freshman pledge max gruver. a coroner's report saying gruver's blood-alcohol level, 0.495. six times above the legal driving limit. in the past, pi kappa phi were remember manded tlie times for hazing and alcohol allegations. each time, either the university imposed sanctions or the national office put the fraternity through a remedial action plan. still a lot of questions about what the cause of death was. >> and overall questions about greek life on campus. in this country. eva, thank you. appreciate it. want to take a look at new york city. our own backyard. security is tighter than ever this morning for the marathon. >> the city and state going all out to ensure the safety of 50,000-plus runners. and millions of spectators just
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days after the deadly terror attack in lower manhattan. erielle reshef is at the finish line in central park. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dan and diane. law enforcement is on high alert after the terror attack earlier this week. here at the finish line, k-9 officers and a heavy police presence. all part of a massive show of forest across the city. runners taking their marks for the new york city marathon under unprecedented security. less than one week after the deadliest terror attack in the city since 9/11. >> this year, we're taking extra precautions for obvious reasons. and we're going to be taking those extra precautions all across the system. >> reporter: nearly triple the number of law enforcement personnel keeping a close eye on key sites along the 26-mile route. heavily armed counterterrorism heavily armed counterterrorism
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units, k-9 officers, and snipers across the city. >> we're going through every possibility. >> reporter: the added measures coming after the deadly bike path terror rampage that killed eight people in lower manhattan. more than 51,000 runners undeterred. millions expected to flood the city to cheer them on. >> new yorkers are resilient. and, you know, i think they love to make statements. this is a way to make a statement. to come together and show the world that we don't hide. >> reporter: the governor says there is no spific threat to the marathon. all of the added security measures are out of an abundance of caution. dan, diane. >> thank you very much. best of luck to all the runners and spectators today. let's get it over to rob with a look at the weather this morning. hey, rob. >> good morning, guys. weather for the marathon, pretty good. heavy rain last night moving out the. you saw what erielle was wearing. a light jacket. kind of cool and damp. mostly a cross-wind. through the day. if you can run 26 miles, not a bad environment to do that. i can't, for one. we are watching this system. pressing across the eastern corn belt, the great lakes.
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and we've got some upper level energy with this. on the point where i think we'll see strong thunderstorms. the sbc has this area highlighted for strong winds. large hail. potentially tornadoes. just south of st. louis, up north of 'vans vil. along the ohio river. south of indianapolis. a lot of these will come, you see 7:00 tonight. 5:00, 6:00, 7:00 tonight. these could be dangerous storms that start to pop when we are in the dark. meanwhile, a flash flood watch in effect for this area. we already have seen some rain. we'll see another two to three inches. good sunday morning. it's a chilly start. plenty of sunshine, though. we're starting out with numbers near freezing with patchy frost. cool and dry through tuesday. rain but milder days arrive on wednesday. today it will be sunny by the afternoon, though, increasing clouds in the north bay. maybe a few sprinkles there. later in the day, but overall
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numbers below average today. upper 50s at the coast. 60 in oakland. 62 in san jose. >> you didn't watch yesterday. >> you didn't watch yesterday. i got wardrobe harassment for my brown suit which i'm wearing again today. >> is it the same suit? >> i thought you had two brown suits. >> the exact same suit? >> same suit. i may wear it for the entire month of november. >> and the brown tie. he doubled down. >> i love it. i strongly support you. just so you know. >> staying sharp. >> whoa. >> you know it. it's the extra hour of sleep. >> yeah, yeah. >> we area calling it your chocolate suit. a chocolaty suit. >> let's check in with ron. >> willy wonka. >> any chocolate this the news today? breaking news out of saudi arabia. it's reported dozens of members of the royal family as well as former government ministers were arrested overnight in a new sweeping anti-corruption campaign. the surprise raids being called a show of force by the crown prince there. in a separate incident, saudi
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arabian forces report they intercepted a ballistic missile fired from rebels in yemen that was headed toward one of the country's major airports in the capital riyadh. in illinois, an officer with the rockford, illinois, police department has died after he was shot during a traffic stop this morning. he had been with the department only one year. officers responding to the scene where the officer was shot found a crashed car about two blocks away. the person inside the car was dead. and in kentucky, governor matt bevin is calling for any public official or state employee who has ever settled a sexual harassment suit to resign. immediately. this as kentucky house speaker jefr jeff hoover is under investigation for trying to hide sexual harassment claims made against him. he says he has no plans to resign. three other legislators settled claims just last month. and zimbabwe. a court has upheld charges against an american woman accused of plotting to overthrow the government. 25-year-old martha o'donovan was
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arrested after she called the country's president, quote, a selfish and sick man in a tweet. she's awaiting trial and faces 20 years in prison if she's convicted. college football action saturday. check this out. a nasty helmet. to-helmet collision. how about that? wow. impact knocking the gold paint from notre dame running back deon mcintosh's helmet. fortunately, the helmet the only casualty in the collision. both players okay. fighting irish went on to win, 48-37. finally, a story we meant to bring you yesterday but couldn't because of time constraints. i heard about it on twitter. we heard you. we listened. the houston astros parade. world series champions. there they are. hundreds of thousands of people. this happened on friday. turned out for houston. the victory parade celebrating the astros first ever world series title.
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on saturday as astros george springer, remember him? jose altuve, and carlos correia paraded down the street in florida. >> the fact that you are yankees fans had nothing to do with that? >> absolutely not. that rumor was going around social media. >> or did we eat up too much time making fun of his suit? >> we wanted to rate is for the video that had mickey mouse and disneyland in it. >> we got to get to the chicken crosses the road story. >> thank you. >> i was kidding. robert, ronald, thank you very much. gentlemen, appreciate it. coming up, a former football player charged with kidnapping his son is now the suspect in his wife's murder. her sister speaking out this morning. alec baldwin getting backlash for what he said about harvey weinstein and that scandal. see the comments causing him to take a break from twitter. and a new study with a fascinating result. why the time of day you get heart surgery could make a huge difference. that's coming up in our "weekend download." much more "gma." keep it here.
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good morning. i'm carolyn tyler. right now thousands of runners are competing in the golden gate marathon and 5k. here's a live look at the bridge through our golden gate camera. the first runners took off near
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bay street at 7:00. they'll cross the golden gate bridge, then ploop back towards the marina. new this year, a wine festival at the end of the finish line. how is the weather? here's lisa. >> hey, carolyn. sun has been up for over an hour. chilly numbers. 44 in santa cruz. it's in the you haver 40s in the city. in the north bay, below freezing. temperatures today will be on the cool side of normal. looking at upper 50s in san francisco to 61 in livermore and the accuweatherseven-day forecast bringing rain back on wednesday. thank you, lisa. thank you for joining us. the news
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and welcome back to "gma" on a busy sunday. happening right now. president trump, as you can see right there teeing off in tokyo. hitting the links with japanese prime minister shinzo abe. kicking off a 13-day trip through asia that will take him to five countries. meanwhile, here at home, a new abc news/"washington post" poll shows 37% of americans approve of the president's job performance. but the president is holding on to his base with 91% of trump voters saying they would support him again. also right now, the last day of freedom for disgraced former congressman anthony weiner. the 53-year-old has to report to federal prison on monday to serve a 21-month sentence for
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sexting a 15-year-old girl. he'll serve his time at federal medical center in massachusetts. and no deal. after last-ditch effort this weekend, sprint and t-mobile have called off talks about a possible merger. the country's third and fourth largest wireless carriers had been in discussions for months about forming what would have been a mobile giant, with more than 100 million subscribers. >> coming up on the show this morning alec baldwin taking so much heat for what he said about one of harvey weinstein's alleged victims that baldwin is now taking a break from twitter. what he said that is making people so angry. but first here. the former pro football player being called the prime suspect in the death of his wife. >> anthony mcclanahan once played for washington state and spent some time with the dallas cowboys. now he's in custody after police found his wife's body in a condo in utah. marci gonzalez joins was the latest on that. >> reporter: good morning. he played professional football in canada, as well. police are now not saying what they think led to the violent death of the young woman he just married in january. saying the investigation is focused on him. this morning, police say former
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professional football player anthony darnell mcclanahan, once signed to the llas cowboys -- >> there's my baby. >> reporter: -- is now the primary suspect in his wife's death. >> i just wanted people to know what an amazing woman she was. >> reporter: abc affiliate ktvx reporting police were called to this condo in park city, utah early thursday morning by neighbors reporting noise coming from one of the units. >> we heard moving chairs or furniture above us. >> reporter: investigators say they found 28-year-old keri mcclanahan, who went by kc, on a bed with knife wounds to her throat. her husband is not charged in her death, but is in police custody on a kidnapping charge involving a son from a previous relationship. >> initial reaction was shock and disbelief. you know, we definitely as a family mourned her loss. i want justice for hi sister.
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>> reporter: and police say the county attorney will review the case for possible charges in keri mcclanahan's death this week. dan and diane. >> a sad story. marci, thank you very much. let's get it back to rob now for another look at the forecast. hey, rob. >> hey, dan. this is where we get the air masses that can be quite different. that's what we're seeing right now across the country. autumn chill across the northwest. temperatures across the southeast, 10 to 15 if not 20 degrees higher than what they would normally be. we could sea a record set in dallas. look at this north of the front. a difference of 20 to 30 degrees if not more between what is ahead of the front and behind the front. a chilly day in chicago. cold enough for snow in many spots across the northwest. a couple more impulses roll in through here. snow almost all the way down to the valley floors. generally speaking, above 1,000 or so feet, you'll see significant accumulations. maybe one or two feet. this cold air across the northwest is eventually going to move east. look at the low temperatures on tuesday. 11 degrees in rapid city.
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four in fargo. and eventually, this will be getting late week toward the east coast. well see temperatures finally below average. it will start to feel more like november, if not december, by the time next weekend rolls around. that's a q hi there. good sunday morning from emeryville. a nice start to the day. it looks sparkling out there. although temperatures will take a while to warm up. we're looking at mid-50s on the coast to thehehehehehehehehehehe >> this weather report is hehehe brought to you by the american cancer society. notice that no one here is running the new york marathon. although we're then spirit. we would be there if we didn't have to work. >> not even th the extra hour of sleep. >> exactly. >> after the marathon attack in boston, i told my wife i wanted to run. i'm from boston and it was a
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for all the things that keep you up at night, anthem blue cross has a solution. alec baldwin coming under fire this morning after being accused of victim-blaming. he now says he's taking a break from twitter. >> it all surrounds controversial comments he made about rose mcgowan taking a settlement from harvey weinstein after weinstein allegedly raped her. adrienne is here with more. >> this is a big story online. baldwin was promoting his new book on pbs. he began the conversation saying he had been sexist. now he's being accused of victim shaming. >> you heard the rumor that he raped rose mcgowan. you heard it over and over. we have heard that for decades. nothing was done. >> reporter: this morning, alec baldwin facing backlash after saying why he believed hollywood kept silent in the midst of
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sexual as sausault allegations against weinstein. rose mcgowan, who broke her nondisclosure agreement to claim she was raped by weinstein reacting to baldwin on twitter. told you every knew. no one cared. baldwin telling pbs's jeffrey brown why no one said anything. >> rose mcgowan took a payment of $100,000 and settled her case. it was for rose mcgowan to prosecute that case. >> reporter: he caused more controversy after saying payouts to victims could delay justice. >> when women take money and are silenced by that money, does it set back the cause of change? that's an issue, i think. >> reporter: mcgowan is not the only one calling out the actor. patricia arquette, whose sister alleges weinstein assaulted her, replied to pbs and baldwin writing, eight women went to lawyers who told them they didn't have a hope against a multimillionaire. that's why they settled. in response to all of this, baldwin saying he's taking a break from twitter and was not trying to shift blame. writing my heart goes out to all victims. my goal is to do better in all things relating to gender equality.
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baldwin the latest celebrity taking heat. donna karan apologizing on "gma" after saying some women ask for trouble by the way they present themselves. >> first, i want to say how sorry i am. what i said was so wrong and not who i am. >> reporter: back to the case at hand. the nypd is gathering evidence and working with the d.a. on potential rape charges against harvey weinstein in 2010. his representatives maintain any allegations of nonconsensual sex are unequivocally denied by mr. weinstein. >> what is not did he niebl we're at a very interesting cultural moment in this country. >> donna karan when she made those statements that were so controversial also said she does not believe he is the only one. as we are seeing, there are now men who hollywood is asking questions of as to their behavior over the last several years. >> it could change legislation so that when women go to attorneys, the answer is not, we can't bring a case. we'll see what happens. >> as we said, important moment.
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adrienne, thank you. coming up on "gma," is the time of day important when you have surgery? results of a new study ahead in our "weekend download." d. jen ashton is here. and ahead, the student's homework that went viral when he turned it into a rap song. we'll talk about that ahead in "pop news." ♪ mitosis copies cells ♪ mitosis copies cells his world needing others. then we are told it's braver to go it alone. ♪ that independence is the way to accomplish. ♪ but there is another way to live. ♪ a way that sees the only path to fulfillment- is through others. ♪ that our time here can be deep beyond measure. ♪
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and you say this is potentially problematic. >> not good. have you smelled one of those? >> no. >> we have to remember. these are the ones you can snap or break. the sole use is to try to counteract the effects of fainting or near fainting by producing a wallop of a noxious odor. emphasis on the word noxious. when you smell that, it is a chemical irritant. it's ammonia combined with water. it produces a powerful reaction in our system causing swelling in the tissue. and necrosis, our medical lingo for cell and tissue death. not on the is it probably not helping them on the athletic field, it is probably causing some significant damage here. of course there are concerns. is it masking the signs or symptoms of a concussion. will it trickle down to the youth level. no bueno in my mind.
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>> safe for the rest of us. when -- >> if you're about to faint, absolutely. let's talk about the studies on surgery. one is a new study. it says it matters when you're getting heart surgery whether it's in the morning or the afternoon. >> right, small but interesting study. comparing patients with elective cardiac surgery. morning versus afternoon group. they found the afternoon group had lower complications. they're not sure why. it's probably not about the surgical team. probably more intrinsic with the patient. probably more to do with their circadian rhythm. don't change your o.r. time yet. but it's something we're looking into. possibly in the future. >> another study that looks at our fears around surgery as it pertains to pain. >> in terms of pain exactly. this study looked at patients having general anesthesia versus regional anesthesia. like a spinal or epidural. and their expectation of post op pain found that they way overestimated their post-op pain. you have heard about placebo. the flip side is nocebo. if you expect a bad outcome or a lot of pain, you have higher chances of getting that. so trust your anesthesia team.
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they're supposed to make sure you're asleep during the procedure but pain free coming out of it. >> we should just know the likelihood of pain given all the medications we have now is low? >> the treatment of pain in the surgical time period is of utmost priority to us. so you're not going to be in as much pain as you think. >> that is reassuring. always great to see you. dr. jen ashton. appreciate it. coming up next, "pop news" with adrienne bankert. great. thank you. with adrienne bankert. great. thank you. does psoriasis ever get in the way of a touching moment? if you have moderate to severe psoriasis, you can embrace the chance of completely clear skin with taltz. taltz is proven to give you a chance at completely clear skin. with taltz, up to 90% of patients had a significant improvement of their psoriasis plaques. in fact, 4 out of 10 even achieved completely clear skin. do not use if you are allergic to taltz.
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♪ >> good morning america brought to you by progressive home insurance. getting a quote is easier than ever. that techno can only mean one thing. adrienne bankert. >> i think we need to autotune our techno. i think it would be more current. you know what i'm saying? >> we would do that if i was singing. >> we'll remix it over here. while you're doing your "pop news." >> okay, okay, okay. real auto tune in a little bit. first, taylor swift news.
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fans are ready for it. are you? the singer's brand-new album "reputation" hasn't hit store shelves yet. preorders including the song -- ♪ look what you just made me do look what you just made me do ♪ are through the roof. purchases from target, itunes and others. it's target's biggest music presale of all time. >> wow. >> plus, taylor swift will join abc's tgit lineup on thursday, november 9th, this thursday, between 9:00 and 10:00 p.m. to perform a never-before-heard song from her album. she likes to do this. which comes out that night at midnight. the new song debuts during "scandal." the extended version on freeform the next day. >> she's a brilliant marketer. >> that girl knows how to run a business. >> when her singles first came out, they got heavily criticized. it's a new kind of taylor. we don't like this.
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yet, she's still breaking records. >> any press is good press, my friends. "lord of the rings" may get "game of thrones" treatment. listen up, dan harris, i know that's your show. >> yeah, it is. >> warner brothers studios and estate of j.r.r. tolkien are in discussions for a series. "lord of the rings" has been adapted a number of times over the years, including the film trilogy. the story of the young hobbitt frodo, who has to destroy the one ring to save the world. >> wonder if he does? >> we know the books. >> spoiler. >> reports are that amazon ceo jeff bezos is said to be personally involved in the negotiations. i mean, they are trying to get on with hbo with the "game of thrones." which is doing very, very well. >> there's a fierce competition with all the newcomers like amazon and netflix trying to get in the game. >> we have to wait so long for "game of thrones." maybe this will hold us over. >> true. >> competition's good. all right, all right, all right. let talk about matthew mcconaughey in kentucky.
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he was there on his birthday giving away gifts. frozen turkeys. donated by butterball. as part of a wild turkey initiative. he's a spokesperson for the bourbon. [ screaming ] >> oh, my god! >> i really love matthew mcconaughey. there's nothing not to love from him. i mean i just -- >> big fan of "failure to launch"? >> he's funny. i'm a big fan in general. he was 1 of 250 volunteers -- inside joke -- delivering 4,500 free turkeys. >> cool. >> nice. >> on his birthday. >> what if it were actual wild turkey? i bet he would get an even more enthusiastic response. >> in some parts, he would be the life of the party. listen to this. party at school. a college student sent the internet into a frenzy with his extra credit science project. julian turner. from morehouse college in atlanta, created a music video for his biology class. he remixed a song. which says all my friends are
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dead in the lyrics. his is all my cells are dead. ♪ all my cells are dead ♪ cytoplasm >> i think it's brilliant. he's got hip hop. he can use all those scientific terms with ease. his teacher found out about it online. >> i love it. >> he did great job. >> great "pop news." see you next weekend. gorngs i'm carolyn tyler. the 21st annual tri-valley veterans day parade returns to pleasanton. this year's parade highlights the medics of the military. marching bands will all take
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part. the federal holiday is friday and honors all americans who served in the military. today's parade steps off at 1:00 this afternoon in front of the veterans memorial hall on main street. happening today, the golden gate symphony is kicking off the 21st season in san francisco with a bit of a twist. they're using the sound of music to protest president trump's border wall. today's concert is called viva mexico beyond border walls. it includes a mix of traditional folk songs and contemporary compositions and features visiting performers from mexico. abc 7 news got a sneak peek at a rehearsal. the concert is from 3:00 to 5:00 this afternoon. you can buy tickets online or at the door. let's get a check of the accuweather forecast. here's lisa. >> hey, carolyn. good morning everyone. nice and sunny, but boy is it cold out there. near freezing. 49 in the city, 46 half moon
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bay. emeryville, lots of sunshine. the temperatures below average. 34 santa rosa. 50 in concord. how much colder are we? 4 to 18 degrees colder since that front moved through. highs today on the chilly side. 57 at the coast. 58 san francisco. look for 60 in oakland. anywhere from 6 to 8 degrees below average. the accuweather seven-day forecast, we're dry and cool the next several days. increasing clouds wednesday. the rain arrives and it will be milder. showers lasting thursday into friday. carolyn sf. >> lisa, thank you. thank you for joining us. this week with george is next. we'll see yo
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"this week" with george stephanopoulos starts right now. >> robert mueller makes his move. >> did you collude with the russians? >> two indictments. a secret witness. with the white house surprised by new revelations on the trump campaign's ties to russia, the president tries to turn the table. >> they should be looking at the democrats. a lot of people are disappointed in the justice department, including me. >> what do mueller's first arrests say about the strength of his case? and his strategy? has president trump crossed the line by calling for the doj to investigate his political opponents? we'll tackle those questions with whitewater independent counsel ken starr and the u.s. attorney fired by president trump preet bharara. and democrats rocked by the explosive charges from

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