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making news in america this morning -- new video showing the alleged florida school shooter fighting with classmates. the couple that he was living with breaks their silence. what they say about the guns he allegedly used and his behavior at home. a call for action. students who escaped the school shooting rallying for gun control. >> they say tougher gun laws do not decrease gun violence. we call b.s. >> how they're taking their fight directly to lawmakers. all-star showdown. lebron james in a war of words with the fox news host. >> keep the political commentary to yourself. or as someone once said, shut up and dribble. >> how james and the sports world are responding to the comment. plus, fergie's national anthem.
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♪ our flag was still there, oh say ♪ worst ever. the wild wreck kicking off the daytona 500. and two kids tried to sneak into "black panther" with one ticket. did their disguise work? we do have to give them props for trying, don't you? >> creativity. >> we say good morning on this monday. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm linda lopez. in for diane macedo. we begin with a new glimpse of the troubled student accused of the rampage in florida. >> the suspect caught on camera fighting at the school in 2016 and was later suspended. 1 of 5 times he was disciplined by the school before getting expelled. and the family who took him in after he lost his mother has broken their silence. calling him a monster. overnight, video of the alleged florida shooter fighting with
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classmates. first obtained by our miami station wplg. that's him in the white shirt in a brawl with several students last year. the family who welcomed the alleged shooter into their home saying, we had this monster living under our roof and we didn't know. kimberly snead and her husband james telling "the sun sentinel" newspaper, everybody seems to know, we didn't know. the 19-year-old pictured at his mother's funeral. he moved in with the sneads after her death. they say he followed every rule of their home to the "t." and he was battling depression. they took him to a therapist. the day before the massacre, she said she left home to run errands. by the time she returned, he was gone. the next and last time they saw him, he was in custody. they say he apologized. one classmate saying he likely waited for valentine's day to carry out his plan. >> love was something nik never really understood. and i feel like that valentine's day might have been a trigger as to why that day was
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the day that he chose to do this. >> reporter: we know that the alleged shooter has now invoked his right to remain silent. he's been held in solitary confinement and remains on suicide watch. >> there's no doubt in my mind that nikolas cruz shot many people. killed 17. the killer is in custody. and, we're moving forward with the legal process. >> we'll hear much more from thg suspect into their home on "good morning america" this morning. in their first ever tv interview. the survivors of the school massacre have channeled their grief and anger into a nationwide call for action. >> they're taking aim at president trump. over his stance on gun control and for one of his latest tweets. arlette saenz has the latest from washington. good morning. >> reporter: linda and kendis, good morning. in the days after the shooting, president trump praised law enforcement for its response. he's now turned to bashing the fbi while the survivors of the massacre are issuing a call to action.
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president trump unleashed a new attack on the fbi. school shootings in history to the russia investigation. the president tweeted -- very sad that the fbi missed all of the many signals sent out by the florida school shooter. this is not acceptable. they are spending too much time trying to prove russian collusion with the trump campaign. there is no collusion. that tweet drew criticism from members of his own party. >> the president should be staying out of law enforcement business. >> so many folks in the fbi are doing all they can to keep us safe. the reality is they are two separate issues. >> reporter: morgan williams, a student who witnessed the shooting, slammed the president in at.eetw my classmates and friends are gone and you have the audacity to make this about russia. have a damn heart. over the weekend, people said their final good-byes to the children killed in the massacre. as the community grievous, the survivors are turning the loss of 17 lives into rallying cry.
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>> they say that tougher gun laws do not decrease gun violence. we call b.s. >> reporter: students are calling for nationwide marches, walkouts next month, demanding an end to gun violence. >> march 24th, in every single city, we're going to be marching together as students, begging for our lives. >> reporter: the white house says the president will hold a listening session with high school students and teachers later this week. he'll meet with state and local officials to discuss school safety. kendis and linda. >> all right. our thanks to arlette following the developments from d.c. thank you. a former top trump campaigno change his plea. rick gates was the president's deputy campaign manager. "the l.a. times" says he'll change a not guilty plea to fraud-related charges to guilty. he's reportedly ready to testifg t nsai one of trump's campaign managers. gates and manafort worked
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together as political people for over a decade. both were indicted in october. at that time, gates pleaded not guilty. overseas, crews in iran are being hampered by bad weather as they try to reach the seen of a deadly plane crash. all 65 people on board the flight were killed when their plane went down in southern iran. weather in the mountainous area was described as severe. the plane was reportedly 14 miles from the airport when the pilot was last heard from. and back here in this country, time now for a look at your weather this monday morning. ♪ the nation's midsection is bracing for a winter whiplash. radar showing a new system that's been slamming the west is now, of course, moving east. an ice storm is bearing down on much of the midwest, threatening to blanket everything with up to half an inch of ice. a major warmup son its way right now to the east. by tomorrow, a warm weather system will make its way up the ohio valley and east coast, pushing temperatures well into
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the 70s and approaching the 80s in some areas. ♪ still ahead, how black panther is smashing records at the box office. and also, lebron james going head to head with a fox news host. his reaction after she said just shut up and dribble. and the controversial contest. third graders raffling off an ar-15 assault rifle. why the organizers say they're not canceling it, even after the shooting in florida.
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an extended family was
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kicked off a south pacific carnival cruise in australia, accused of starting a violent brawl. security guards tried to break it up by punching and kicking the passengers. some people were so afraid they locked themselves in their cabins. it reportedly started when someone stepped on another passenger's flip-flop. >> wow, must have been some flip-flop. lebron james is going on the offensive in his one-on-one battle with fox news host laura ingraham. >> ingraeme says he should shut up and dribble instead of making political comments. james vows to keep talking about what's really important. here's eva pilgrim. >> reporter: lebron james is not backing down. >> we will definitely not shut up and dribble. >> reporter: the nba superstar speaking about comments laura ingraham made about him on her show, which has some 3 million viewers. the battle started over this video of james criticizing president trump on "uninterrupted" james' video platform.
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>> the number one job in america the point of person, is someone who doesn't understand the people. and really don't give a [ bleep ] about the people. >> keep the political commentary to yourself. or as someone once said, shut up and dribble. >> reporter: that lighting up social media. other pro athletes and fans jumping to james' defense, using the the hashtag, we will not shut up and dribble. >> many claim my line that lebron should shut up and dribble racist. uh, what? if you're a white nba player and said that stuff that he said about obama, you would never play again. >> reporter: this is not the first time james has been critical of the president. in september, calling the president a bum. in a tweet saying, going to white house was a great honor, until you showed up. james actually thanked ingraham saying she gave him another opportunity to talk about issues he thinks are important. she's invited him on her show. eva pilgrim, abc news, new york. >> and we should mention, lebron
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was on fire at the all-star game last night. we'll have the highlights in a moment. "black panther" set records. taking them back to wakanda. the film, from abc's parent company, disney, brought in $192 million in the opening weekend. it's the fifth all time and the first for an african-american director. it sets a new mark for a february opening. when we come back, the doping scandal at the olympics. involving curling? also at the olympics, big air snowboarding makes its debut at the games. see how the americans did. and a wild daytona 500. the crash that started it off. and who took home the checkered flag.
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touched down on highway 101 near san jose. the pilot was the only person on board. he is said to be okay. the faa is investigating. a search is under way for a shooter who opened fire on a family outside a san antonio restaurant last night. >> four people were shot and wounded in the parking lot of the texas roadhouse. including a 6-year-old boy. the shooter was wearing a mask and they don't believe it was random. two adult victims are the critical condition. a raffle for an ar-15 rifle in missouri is drawing some harsh criticism. it's a fund-raiser for a baseball team made up of 7 to 9-year-olds. the raffle is the same time used in the florida school attack. the team's coach says the idea of the raffle was con received before last week's carnage. the winner of the raffle are have to pass a background check before receiving the gun. at the olympics, doping charges are rocking the curling competition. >> a russian curler has left the olympic village after failing a
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drug test. he and his wife won bronze last week in mixed doubles. >> he tested positive to the same substance that caused the suspension of maria sharapova in 2016. russia's olympic committee was suspended due to doping at the 2014 games. abc's alex stone has more of today's events. >> reporter: kendis and linda, good morning to you. not a lot of medals to report right now. team usa is making progress towards medals. three teams from the united states finished in the top ten after the figure skating short dance. siblings alex and maia shibutani scoring well. putting them in fourth place, right behind madison hubbell and zackary don hue. evan bates and ladson chock in
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seventh place. a score of 75.34. >> the americans have their work cut out for them as they compete against canadian and french couples. two-time gold medalist jamie anderson earning a score of 90 on her second run. good enough for sixth place, allowing her to move to the finals, with two other american women. the women performing well in the halfpipe skiing events. maddie bowman qualified in sixth place. fellow two-time teammates, brita sigourney and annalisa drew place ed third and fourth respectively. team usa women's hockey team crushed finland 5-0. they'll be playing for gold. >> it will be huge to represent your country on a world stage. the stakes couldn't be higher. it's going to be a lot of fun. >> reporter: the u.s. women will play the winner of today's game between canada and the olympic athletes from russia. and a big change here now. a week ago, athletes and spectators were dealing with 50-mile-an-hour winds. and negative 16-degree feels like temperatures. quite a warmup here. now almost 40 degrees and no winds. kendis? linda?
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>> quite balmy indeed. now for a look at the medal count. >> norway, the smallest nation in the top six. it has the most medals. it's tied germany for gold. the u.s. is sixth in the overall medal standings. well, back here in this country, the new daytona 500 champ led just one lap of that famous race. it was the one that mattered the most. austin dillon took the checkered flag last night to win his first daytona title. earlier in the day, danica patrick's seven-year career crashed to an end. she made it through 19 laps before the wreck. she was not injured. and last night's nba all-star game was defense optional? the teams picked by lebron and steph curry mostly opted not play defense. in the end, james' team won. final score, 148-145. james scored a game high 29 points. named mvp. the regular season resumes thursday night. and up next in "the pulse,"
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♪ the bombs bursting in air ♪ gave proof through the night ♪ that our flag was still there ♪ ♪ oh say >> look at the faces. >> oh. >> on the players. >> it was a little too jazzy. a little too scatty. >> i'm not sure what it was. >> yeah. >> um. some are saying it's the worst ever. draymond couldn't -- couldn't help but laugh. >> the comedians in the crowd, trying to see what was happening like -- >> jimmy kimmel. >> jimmy kimmel. cracked a smile. >> chance the rapper was looking up saying, get the camera off me so i can laugh at this. >> a lot of them saying, what's happening? what's happening right now? >> social media went crazy. >> one joked colin kaepernick stood up and told her not to disrespect the anthem like that.
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>> which says a lot. >> that's a good tweet. >> that's the ultimate disrespect for the anthem. oh, my god. let it stop. we haven't heard from fergie. she did do rehearsals beforehand, so this was planned. to the final major awards show before the big one. >> that would be the baftas. the british academy film awards. held in london. the big winner, no surprise, "three billboards outside ebbing, missouri." that took home five awards, including best film. >> frances mcdormand won for her performance in "three billboards." gary oldman won best actor for his portrayal of winston churchill in "the darkest hour." many wore black. in support of the time's up movement. the duchess of cambridge wore green. >> with a little bit of black. most of us would be eternally grateful for an
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never more than seven minutes away from your accuweather forecast. you can look at a cold start to the day. >> look at the colors on live doppler 7 in marin county. that is wiptry snow and sleet. that's falling across the higher elevations of marin county. look at this. in san mateo county, right across 92 from half moon bay to san mateo. once up around 35, you can see it turns over to snow. that's going to be the case at the showers come ashore. santa cruz mountains have the best chance of accumulation.
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possibly 2 to 4 inches. for the rest of us, dress from freezing cold, 32 in santa rosa to oakland at 34. with the windchills, it feels like the 20s and 30s. sue has more on the winds. >> a high wind advisory for the san mateo for the altamont pass. i think it's a holiday. we'll be following that. hopefully that's a trend for the morning drive. once again, high wind advisory for the san mateo bridge. got -- they're gusty winds too. be careful out there. we've got an accident eastbound on the at mobt paltamont pass. we'll have more in a couple of minutes. >> a fire at an apartment complex in martinez overnight. unfortunately, a bit of a deja vu for folks there. that's because this is the second fire in less than 24 hours at the same exact building. i want to show you the video we have here. there was a fire there yesterday
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morning. it then reignited last night. i guess we don't have that video. i can tell you, in the morning, there are about five units destroyed and two more over night all happened at east gate lane near arnold drive. investigators say that a pan left on a stove actually sparked the initial fire. it's unclear at this point exactly what sparked up the flames the second time around. we're working on getting better details. no residents were hurt. but they do need to find another place to stay this morning. thank you, jessica. high winds are fueling a wildfire that's grown to 900 acres. it broke out just after 2:00 p.m. yesterday afternoon. as many as 200 people, including campers at the pleasant valley campground, were ordered to evacuate. sheriff's deputies have been urging people to get out of there. so far, no reports of damaged structures. windy weather has been causing for people traveling this weekend. that includes serious headwinds
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on flights from the east coast. >> many passengers have been landing late. 19 flights on their way here from the northeast have made unscheduled stops halfway across the country because of significant headwinds. a mane from jfk airport in newark had to touchdown in denver for nearly an hour to refuel. >> i have never experienced that. the pilot said he's been here ten years and this is his first stopover. >> it was slow. like driving a car up a steep hill and you're flooring it. >> overnight, high wind advisories were issued. >> likely brought down scaffolding at a san francisco construction site. abc 7 news was at church and market yesterday as they checked out the aftermath. the scaffolding came down after 3:00 p.m. fortunately, no one was hurt. >> it's now 4:30. let's get a quick update on weather and traffic. mike? >> let's take a look at the winds. i've


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