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progress throughout the morning and on our news app and on twitter and everything. see who gets there first. >> i would like to retract my good morning, america. breaking news, found alive. jayme closs, the 13-year-old who vanished months ago when her parents were found murdered in their wisconsin home, rescued overnight. the stranger who helped save her. and the suspect now in custody. we're speaking to her family this morning, all the latest right now. also this morning, shutdown showdown. president trump threatens to declare a national emergency to pay for his wall. >> the law is 100% on my side. >> money that could be diverted as ds of ndofrelief. and now, new outrage after the government tells them, have a garage sale or walk pets to make ends meet. also, breaking this morning, a new report, the u.s. military
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has begun withdrawing troops from syria. the new details just coming in. winter storm warning, 40 million americans from colorado to new york now bracing for snow and a major cold blast. ginger with the new track as we head into the weekend. singer r. kelly fighting back. his lawyer right here on "gma" responding to those stunning allegations. and his new message for lady gaga. and the shocking moment caught on surveillance camera. a baby running along a freeway barefoot and alone. the quick-thinking bus driver who saved her. what really happened and the reunion now with the baby's grateful father. and good morning, america. hope you're well this friday morning. >> yes, we do. we want to get right to that great breaking news. the wisconsin teen, jayme closs, who has been missing for months
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has now been found. >> she disappeared back in october when her parents were murdered. family and friends and authorities have been desperately searching for her ever since. and overnight, she was rescued. let's go right to alex perez there in wisconsin, alex, they've got a suspect in custody. >> reporter: hey, good morning, cecilia. this is the moment jayme's family has been waiting for. she's been found safe and sound. authorities now working to figure out what she may have endured the last few months. this morning, a family's prayers answered. 13-year-old jayme closs found alive as she vanished three months ago after her parents were killed. the teen located in douglas county, wisconsin, nearly 70 miles away from where she was last seen in barron. according to abc affiliate kstp closs ran up to a woman walking her dog screaming for help, saying she had been abducted and that her captor murdered her parents. that good samaritan then running to a neighbor's home for help. those neighbors telling "the
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minneapolis star tribune" that jayme was skinny with matted hair, wearing shoes too big for her feet. the couple offering her food and water and introducing her to their puppy while they waited for police. her family telling abc news she was taken to a hospital overnight. her emotional grandfather speaking with kstp shortly after learning jayme was found alive. >> what's your reaction, sir? >> my reaction? wow. whoopie! i've never been so happy. for two months. >> reporter: it was october 15th. police responding to a 911 call from the closs home around 1:00 a.m. >> did it sound like somebody needed help? did it sound like there was danger? what made the red flags go off? >> there was some kind of commotion on that tape and so we went and responded as we normally do to any 911 call and that's when we discove
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>> reporter: the commotion they heard on the call led police to believe jayme was home. authorities responded within four minutes and jayme was gone. inside the door kicked down, no weapon on the scene, but jayme's parents, denise and james, brutally murdered. >> well, let's see what we can find. >> reporter: police worked around the clock following thousands of tips from across the country. local, state, and federal officials scoured the area for months. hundreds of community volunteers joining the effort in hopes of getting one step closer to finding jayme. this morning, police say they have a suspect in custody as jayme is set to reunite with her family. and authorities, at this point, have said very little about the suspect in custody. we could learn more about this investigation. authorities plan an update later today. cecilia? >> okay, alex, thank you. jayme's aunt and godmother
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jen smith joins us by phone from barron, wisconsin. thanks for being here this morning. we can't say how happy we are enough that jayme is safe. what can you tell us about how she's doing this morning? >> i haven't got to see her yet but i get to see her this afternoon. and i hear she is doing great. and she's getting rest right now. >> oh, that makes us so happy. can you walk us through that moment that you found out that jayme is safe? >> oh, i just cried and lots of happy tears. and i just wanted to scream very loudly. >> how did you find out? >> the sheriff came to my house and an investigator. >> and can you share with us any details about what they told you about what these past few months have been like for her? >> he said that she's safe. we have her at a -- they have her at a hospital. they're getting her checked out. and they have a suspect in custody and that's all i know so
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far. >> that's all you know, and i'm sure you have a lot of questions, you and the entire family, and the community have a lot of questions. what more do you know about when she's going to be reunited with you guys? >> she will be reunited with me this afternoon. i will get to see her later today. >> and -- >> afternoon sometime. >> and do you have any more details about how she was found? >> that's all i know is that she escaped from where she was being held. and she saw a lady walking the dog. and she ran to the lady, jelling for help. and the lady helped her and they went to a nearby neighbor's house. wereoo big on her. and she was pretty dirty. and her hair was matted. and they offered her food and water but she declined and then they called -- of course, when they got there they called 911 right away and somebody responded right away. >> authorities haven't been able to give you many more details
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about her experience? >> no, i haven't had any of that yet. i will get all those details this afternoon when i meet with the fbi agents. >> but you say you found out that she is doing well and her condition is as good as could be expected. >> yes, yep. she's talking. >> i'm sorry. go ahead. you say she's talking? >> yep, and she's talking, yep, and she's doing very well, they said. >> what is the first thing you will say to jayme when you get to speak to her for the first time? >> i'm going to give her the biggest hug, and just tell her i'm here for her and that i love her very much. >> and we know that that whole community, thousands of people were out there searching and trying to find her over these past few months. anything you want to say to the community this morning? >> oh, i do. i thank the community for not giving up hope and for helping us and for continuing prayers and helping us get this girl home and for all the posters and everything for awareness out there.
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it helped. because this lady that was walking her dog, she said she knew who jayme was right away from posters she saw. >> and no one gave up hope. miss smith, thank you so much for joining us this morning. we are so happy for this ending that jayme is home safe. what an amazing story. >> tragic story but as good of an ending as you could hope for. >> it's going to be a great reunion this afternoon. we move on to washington and day 21 of the government shutdown now sure to be the longest in history. federal paychecks set for today will not be going out as president trump signals he may be ready to declare a national emergency to get his border wall. i want to go to our chief white house correspondent jon karl. jon, one idea the white house is looking at diverting money from? >> reporter:r:hat is an idea undede serious considedetion at the white house. and a controversial one at that. meanwhile, today is supposed to be payday for hundreds of thousands of federal workers, who are now going without any pay whatsoever.
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and we enter day 21 of the shutdown with no end in sight. president trump surrounded by border officials told sean hannity he is so determined to build a border wall -- >> death is pouring through. >> reporter: -- he is willing to go around congress and declare a national emergency to get the funds to build it. >> if we don't make a deal with congress most likely i will do that. i would actually say i would. i can't imagine any reason why not because i'm allowed to do it. the law is 100% on my side. >> reporter: sources tell abc news the white house is laying groundwork to use funds allocated to the army corps of engineers, potentially diverting funds meant for disaster relief projects in california, florida, texas, puerto rico, and other states. democrats are already preparing legal challenges. >> it's bad enough that he's preventing 800,000 people from getting their paychecks tomorrow, now he wants to take borderredent trump see totally reinvent one of the
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central promises of his campaign. >> who's going to pay for the wall? >> all: mexico! >> 100%. when i say mexico is going to pay for the wall, do you think they're going to write a check for 20 billion or 10 billion or 5 billion or 2 cents? no, they're paying for the wall in a great trade deal. >> reporter: in fact, his campaign website did describe a scenario where mexico would make a one-time payment of $5 billion to $10 billion to build the wall. in a promotional video put out by the white house overnight, the president said his wall will get built even though negotiations with congress are going nowhere. today, the shutdown ties a record. tomorrow, it breaks the record for the longest shutdown in american history. meanwhile, this idea of declaring a national emergency and bypassing congress to build the wall without congressional authorization is one that is controversial not just with democrats, but also wh many
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conservatives. conservative who is are worried about setting a precedent used by future presidents to bypass congress to do things like perhaps declare national emergency to deal with global warming. george? >> okay, jon karl, thanks very much. >> this shutdown is having a real-life impact on those 800,000 federal employees who are going unpaid. they're looking at missed paychecks for who knows how long. this week, the coast guard put out a five-page survival guide, managing your finances during a furlough with the intent of helping workers make ends meet. here's some of the tips that were included. have a garage sale, baby-sitting, walking pets, house-sitting. or becoming a mystery shopper. well, that tip sheet obviously was very poorly received. it's since been taken off the coast guard's website and the coast guard said the document does not reflect the coast guard's current efforts to support its workforce during the shutdown. we had a chance to speak with federal workers who told us what they're facing and how they're trying to cope. >> where do i get the money to
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put gas in my car? where do i get the money to buy groceries or pay for car insurance? >> with an upcoming missed paycheck, we will be missing payments on our bills. we've had to resort to selling items around our house. >> it's a smack in the face. i'm really, really tired of feeling like a bargaining chip for a fight that's not mine. >> you know, it's so important to remember that these are real people we're talking about, with their livelihoods on the line. when president trump was asked about the plight of those workers, he shifted and said he felt badly for the families who had been killed by undocumented immigrants. for the latest on these stalls talks now, let's bring in mary bruce on capitol hill. you've been working your sources all week long. what are you hearing? is there any way lawmakers might still reach a deal? >> reporter: well, cecilia, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle this morning tell me they see no path forward here.
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any hope for a compromise fell aparyesterday after the white house threw cold water on the idea of doing a broader deal. the mood up here right now is positively exs a per rated. lawmakers are frustrated and dejected and now bracing for the president to declare possibly that national emergency. even his top allies like senator lindsey graham who was trying to negotiate this compromise is now essentially throwing his hands up and urging the president to just do it. even he has reservations. some republicans are outright opposed to this idea. they know it will be certainly challenged in the courts. >> a lot of frustration to go around. we mentioned those workers earlier. they're not getting paid today but the pain doesn't just end with them. >> reporter: yeah, the impacts of this stretch far beyond those 80,000 federal workers who are missing their paychecks. one area of concern is food safety, routine inspections have now been suspended by the fda.
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while at the housing department more than a thousand contracts for subsidized housing have expired. that means many landlords aren't getting paid but the department says there have been no evictions just yet. at the airports, where many security personnel are calling out because they're not getting paid, at miami international, they're going cut off access to one of their terminal this is weekend. the consequences of this are very far-reaching. >> people starting to see it around the country. >> if and when this gets solved, the federal workers may get back pay but no guarantee of that at all. we move to the breaking news overseas. a new report the u.s. military has begun withdrawing troops from syria. our chief global affairs correspondent martha raddatz tracking this developing story. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, george. this morning reports of a convoy of ten armored vehicles leaving northeastern syria and heading into iraq. a u.s. official confirming equipment is now being pulled out of syria. but he would provide no information on when this pullout would be complete. it was three weeks ago that
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president trump in a surprise announcement, said the 2,000 american troops in syria would be leaving and declaring isis was all but defeated. u.s. officials saying the withdrawal would occur within 30 days. that prompted the resignation of defense secretary jim mattis. u.s. officials later walked back that 30-day timeline saying it could take several months. secretary of state mike pompeo saying from cairo that a withdrawal does not change the mission of completely dismantling isis. how that will work going forward is unclear, but there are fears that russia and iran will fill the vacuum the u.s. leaves behind, george. >> there are a lot of mixed signals there. okay, martha, thanks very much. we're going to stay? washington for what's shaping up to be a blockbuster hearing next month. michael cohen, the president's former lawyer, has agreed to testify in public before congress. he's facing a prison sentence for his role in providing hush money payments to a porn star and playmate who claimed affairs with donald trump, payments he said were directed by the president. cohen is now promising to give a full and credible account of his years with trump despite previous lies.
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when we spoke after his sentencing i asked why people should believe him now. >> because the special counsel stated emphatically that the information that i gave to them was credible and helpful. there's a substantial amount of information that they possess that corroborates the fact that i am telling the truth. >> so you're done with the lying? >> i am done with the lying. i am done being loyal to president trump. and my first loyalty belongs to my wife, phew daughter, my son, and this country. >> he is eager to tell the full story. the president says he's not concerned at all but cohen will not be able to answer all the questions about the mueller investigation while it continues. >> a must-see. >> definitely must-see. thank you on that, george. now to thef ssengers sickened, anabvior oquendo has the latest. outbreak on the "oasis of the
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seas" cruise ship. hundreds of people falling ill on board. the cruise cut short, now on its way back to port early. royal caribbean telling abc news, 277 passengers and crew members suffered an episode of gastrointestinal illness. now the cdc is investigating. torrey o'brian and her father both getting sick. >> around 2:00 i woke up just really not feeling well at all, just kind of having some issues, like very upset stomach. nauseated. i was just concerned for my dad's health, because he doesn't typically get sick a lot. >> reporter: the "oasis of the seas" is one of the biggest ships in the world. on sunday the "oasis" left with nearly 9,000 on board bound for a seven-day cruise through the caribbean. by tuesday when the ship was approaching jamaica, guests and crew started coming down with symptoms like nausea. jamaican officials say their doctors went on board to help.
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now the crew is constantly sanitizing common areas on the ship. >> basically anything where anybody would put their hands there is constantly a crew behind to come and wipe things down. >> reporter: this letter sent to all state rooms, letting passengers know what happened. urging everyone to wash their hands. now, this nightmare cruise to the caribbean is almost over, the "oasis of the seas" will be back in florida on saturday. all passengers will receive a full refund. guys? >> thank you, victor. let's head over to ginger now. you're tracking that new storm moving from colorado to the east. >> yes, rain has just changed to snow in denver, and look at cleveland, ohio, slideoffs because of that lake-effect snow. 12 to 15 inches in western new york so it even took out a plow there. this is the new storm. we have advisories all the way from colorado to virginia. i'll have to give you details later.
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13-year-old jayme closs found alive overnight. she vanished back in october when her parents were killed. we're getting some details now. she managed to escape and ran up to a stranger asking for help, now safe, and the suspect is in custody. we expect to know more today. the government shutdown just hours away from becoming the longest ever, now in its 21st day. overnight, president trump said he's willing to go around congress, declare a national emergency to fund his border wall. that could mean using money meant for disaster relief, quite controversial. and this morning, a new winter storm strengthening, 40 million americans from colorado to new york bracing for snow and major cold blast. we're already feeling it here. >> it'll be a cold one. we do want to turn now to new fallout for singer r. kelly under fire since that docu-series was released. now his lawyer is firing back in a new interview right here defending the singer from those sexual misconduct claims, and abc's linsey davis spoke with him in chicago and they're now threatening to sue. >> reporter: yes, and cecilia, r. kelly's lawyer is now pushing back on all fronts with regard to claims both past and present. as for the current allegation
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that r. kelly is keeping two young ladies against their own will. the lawyer says he's met with both of nernlly and they're happy. >> can you describe the physical abuse? >> i wish i would have been able to see the fullness of the monster i was dealing with. >> reporter: in the midst of an onslaught of allegations, defiance from r. kelly's attorney. >> we know what happened and we know those things didn't happen. the man was not operating a harem or a sex cult or holding people hostage or anything like that. >> reporter: steven greenberg speaking to us on r. kelly's behalf for the first time since the release of the lifetime docu-series, "surviving r. kelly." do you know if he plans to have any legal action against anyone? >> well, hopefully he'll sue lifetime. >> for what, defamation of character? >> for defamation. people shouldn't be able to do this to someone. >> reporter: regarding those decades-long claims that kelly is involved with minors -- does
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he deny ever having a sexual relationship with someone who is under the age of consent? >> yes, he absolutely does. >> was he married to aaliyah when she was 15? >> he was married to her when she was 15. elvis was married to priscilla. >> so then 15 is not of the age of legal consent, right? >> right, except that my understanding is she did not claim to be 15. and in order to get married, she had to lie about her age. >> and he is saying he had no idea? >> no idea. >> reporter: also responding to current allegations being made by the savage family. they say r. kelly is holding their daughter jocelyn against her will right now. >> no one ever complained about anything until some producer came and found them. >> that's not exactly true. the savages do have police reports that they filed, right, saying that r. kelly's former manager and current manager threatened them? and that's been documented by police. >> mr. savage -- and i hate to dis used car salesmen. but he's a used car salesman.
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when he fide allegations had hi present a video blasting r. kelly saying she's going to be a rap star. he's in this for his own personal gain. >> reporter: all of this coming on the heels of lady gaga's announcement that she's pulled her 2013 collaboration with r. kelly, "do what you want" from streaming services. ♪ you can have my heart ♪ and you can use my mind ♪ but do what you want with my body ♪ >> lady gaga did a song with him in 2013. and there were no problems. now, there were rumors about mr. kelly back then. what has changed between then and now? i'll tell you what's changed between then and now, she says if i don't disclaim my association with him, it might hurt my chance to get an oscar. that's exactly what it is. >> reporter: now joining the chorus of voices condemning r. kelly, his own daughter, the oldest of his three children, who posted a lengthy message calling her father a monster, saying, quote, i'm well aware of who and what he is.
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i grew up in that house. >> so much disturbing news about all this. linsey, thank you. now to a bombshell lawsuit this morning claiming that hazing led to the suicide of a college basketball player. her grieving family is blaming a sorority at northwestern university. abc's janai norman has more. good morning, janai. >> reporter: michael, good morning. the alpha kappa alpha sorority has already been suspended from that campus. and now that student's mom is suing the national sorority, the chapter at northwestern, and a number of individual members. this morning, the mother of a college basketball player who took her own life is suing one of the biggest sororities in the country. in a lawsuit filed this week, felicia hankins alleges her daughter jordan, a 19-year-old sophomore at northwestern university was subjected to physical abuse including paddling, verbal abuse, mental abuse, financial exploitation, sleep deprivation, items being thrown and dumped on her and other forms of hazing intendo hue d deanr while pledg kappa alpha sorority in the fall
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of 2016. jordan was found dead in her dorm room in january 2017. in the lawsuit hankins claims her daughter told members of the sorority that the hazing was triggering her ptsd, causing severe anxiety and depression, and that she was having suicidal thoughts. her family's attorney telling abc news jordan was seeking to join an organization that she believed was dedicated to sisterhood and personal and professional development. instead it led to that aka failed to take action to stop the abuse resulting in hankins taking her own life. overnight the sorority issued a statement saying it is deeply saddened by the death of our sister jordan and that the sorority has a zero tolerance policy for hazing. but still, that family says the sorority didn't do anything to stop it in this case. >> sad story. >> thank you. coming up here, an abc news exclusive. actor robert blake speaking out more than a decade after being acquitted of murder. what he's now saying about that stunning case.
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back now with an abc news exclusive. robert blake, the tv actor, escaped murder charges for the killing of his wife 16 years ago but a court still found him responsible for her death. it was a mystery that captivated so many. and now blake is giving his first interview in years. amy is here with that. good morning, amy. >> that's right. good morning, george. akwaquitted of bonnie lee bakley's murder spent months behind bars awaiting trial while the criminal case remains unsolved all these years later.
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it's fresh in blake's mind. and he's not done fighting. >> that would be mr. blake. >> reporter: the stunning case that shocked the world. >> my name is shawn stanek. do you know who the actor robert blake is? >> yes. >> he walked up here and he's screaming severely. i know him from the neighborhood here. >> okay. >> in los angeles today, police have acknowledged that the actor robert blake is considered a possible suspect in the murder of his wife. >> reporter: robert blake, star of the '70s tv series "baretta" tried and acquitted of the 2001 murder of his second wife bonnie lee bakley. >> it sounds like a made-for-tv murder mystery but this whodunit is all too real. >> wife of actor robert blake -- >> wife of robert blake -- >> -- was killed as she sat in the couple's car. >> reporter: in a special two-hour episode of "20/20," blake is speaking out 14 years after his acquittal. >> am i getting this right? >> it will tell you -- >> i know, he's going to tell you [bleep]. >> reporter: blake previously
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made headlines with his infamous jailhouse interview with barbara walters watched by 12 million people back in 2003. >> you made almost a dozen movies in which you either played a murderer or somebody in jail. >> get me my lawyer, do you hear me? >> do you think that today there are people or maybe the press who say, he is that guy? he is that tough guy. the films that you made, people think, is robert blake. >> no. the cops invented that person and shoved it down the press' throat. and the press loved it. they walked up and down the streets saying $15,000 for anything bad about robert blake. >> robert, are you innocent? >> of course. of course i'm innocent. of course i'm innocent. >> what if you are found guilty? >> what are they gonna do to me? what are they going to do to me that they haven't done already? they took away my entire past.
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they took away my entire future. what is left for them to take? >> reporter: the 85-year-old robert blake of toy still speaking his mind. >> i'm not giving up. i'm not going to stick a gun in my mouth. i'm not juicing. i ain't taking dope. you say, well, why don't you work? because i'm half dead. if you live to be a thousand you'll never be anybody with more miracles in their life than me. >> now, while blake was acquitted for bakley's murder he was found liable for her wrongful death in a civil case brought by bakley's children and was ordered to pay millions. after an appeal, they settled that confidentially but you see robert blake still has a lot to say. >> sure does. two-hour special tonight. that "20/20" event tonight at 9:00, 8:00 central. coming up, the hero bus driver who stopped her bus to save this baby who was running barefoot along this overpass. and the moment that baby is
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this is the gripping moment that made a bus driver hit the brakes. a tiny baby toddling down the side of a freeway overpass all alone, barefoot in the freezing cold. the driver's shock and instant reaction caught on camera. in this just-released video, bus driver irena ivic stops to chase after an 8-month-old baby girl with just a onesie and a diaper on. ivic scoops her up, keeps her from running into oncoming traffic, then races her back to the bus. the frightened child crying in her arms. the passengers on board the bus stunned as ivic gets back on holding that baby. >> oh, my god. >> oh, my god. >> oh, my god. i'm shaking. >> oh, i am, too. >> oh, my god. i was so upset and i couldn't -- i couldn't believe that somebody can left the child on the street. >> reporter: one of the passengers gives up her coat to the barely dressed child who officials say was cold to the touch. by the time police arrive, the baby is fast asleep in the bus driver's arms.
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>> baby was so scared and cried and she didn't know what to do, where to go. >> reporter: milwaukee county transit says this is the ninth time in recent years a bus driver has rescued a child on their route. [ applause ] ivic is being honored for bringing this little girl home, safe and sound. >> that's the sort of human impulse we should be celebrating and encouraging. >> as you saw there, the baby reunited with her father. according to milwaukee police, the toddler was taken outside by her mother who may have been suffering from some sort of a mental health crisis at the time. so we certainly hope thashe's doing better, and that baby, not injured at all. >> but a good, happy ending in that she was found safe, and nice to see the bus driver was willing to pull over and do that. >> noticing and thank god the onesie was red. so many times you see babies dressed in a onesie and it's a white one and they may not have seen this child. i loved seeing the bus driver
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cradling this baby and kissing her on the head as if it were her own. >> goes right to sleep. >> beautiful. >> thanks, adrienne. coming up, do you guys know what today is? first date friday. our "gma" viewers here -- likes that one. she's about to pick one of these guys she met online. and she doesn't know this yet, but she's going to get to meet him hear in real life. she can't hear me say that right now. >> i hope not. >> she's going to find out. it's a surprise, coming up right here on "gma." see, oats contain a soluble fiber called beta-glucan. beta what? stay with me here. this is where it gets interesting. this fiber really doesn't like cholesterol. so it traps some of the bad cholesterol and shows it a thing or two. making quaker oats a delicious part of a heart-healthy diet. high five, fiber! ♪ if you love me, love♪ like you say
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. found alive, jayme closs, the 13-year-old who vanished months ago when her parents were found murdered in their wisconsin home, rescued overnight. the stranger who helped save her, the suspect now in custody. shutdown showdown. federal paychecks set for today will not go out as the president is set to declare a national emergency though get his border wall. could money be diverted from disaster relief to pay for it? bad sports. referees quitting high school games after confrontations with angry parents. the new warning saying so many parents need to cool it as their kids compete. insta-home. would you buy a brand-new bed that you try out for the first time when it arrives? from mattresses to sheets, which ones really deliver?
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♪ i did it again on hold. why britney spears is pushing the pause button on both her blockbuster las vegas show and her brand-new album. ♪ you can't hurry love first date friday. we sent our "gma" viewer through dating boot camp. this morning, three guys, one date on the line. the advice we can all use from the $10,000 dating coach as our viewer meets her match live. ♪ bang bang into the room and buckle up. our favorite nascar champ, jimmie johnson, is here live. and he's here to say -- >> good morning, america. >> yeah. [ cheers and applause ] >> good morning, jimmie. good morning, america. thanks for being with us this friday morning. >> it's a fun friday to be here. we've got another installment of our insta-home series. so we bought one of those beds you have probably seen on your
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instagram feed. how comfortable is it in real life? you can see becky worley there and one of our "gma" viewers putting it together right now. we're putting them to work on "gma." at thing that's coming up. this guy here, matthew hussey, he is known as a $10,000 dating coach and he's been helping our "gma" viewer, marisol, improve her online dating strategy as she's ready to meet her match. she's down to three guys. but she has no idea she's about to meet her final pick. live. >> $10,000 dating coach? >> hey, george, love is expensive. >> that's the headline in that for you. >> love is expensive, george. >> i do know that. >> no price on that. all right, first we've got a lot of headlines to get to this morning starting with that breaking news. 13-year-old jayme closs, missing for months, was rescued overnight. a suspect is now in custody. we spoke with her family earlier but let's go back to alex perez with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. jayme's family says they were in tears the moment they found out she is safe and sound. investigators now questioning
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that suspect and trying to figure out what she's been through. this morning, a family's prayers answered. 13-year-old jayme closs found alive as she vanished three months ago after her parents were killed. the teen located in douglas county, wisconsin, nearly 70 miles away from where she was last seen in barron. according to abc affiliate kstp closs ran up to a woman walking her dog screaming for help, saying she had been abducted and that her captor murdered her parents. her family telling abc news she was taken to a hospital overnight. this morning, jayme's aunt jennifer smith told abc news about the moment she learned that jayme was alive. >> i get to see her this afternoon and i hear she is doing great. i just cried lots of happy tears. >> reporter: it was october 15th, police responding to a 911 call from the closs home around 1:00 a.m. authorities responded within four minutes.
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and jayme was gone. inside, jayme's parents, denise and james, brutally murdered. this morning, police say they have a suspect in custody as jayme is set to reunite with her family. so the family expected to reunite with jayme this afternoon. we could learn more about the suspect and this investigation later today. authorities are planning an update. cecilia? >> a lot of questions still but we are happy she is safe, alex, thank you. >> we sure are. we move to washington and day 21 of the government shutdown. now sure to be the longest in history. federal paychecks set for today will not be going out as president trump signals he may be ready to declare a national emergency to get his border wall. i want to go back to our chief white house correspondent jon karl. and jon, as we mentioned before, one idea the white house is looking at, taking money from disaster relief to pay for the wall. >> reporter: yes, very controversial move, george. they're looking at diverting money that has been allocated to the army corps of engineers to deal with natural disasters in places like california, texas, florida, puerto rico.
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reallocating that money to be used to build hundreds of miles of border wall, a controversial move and democrats, george, are already preparing what would be a certain legal challenge. >> democrats legal challenge. republicans bucking this in some measure, too. >> reporter: yeah, a lot of conservatives really don't like this idea. they are worried about how it could set a precedent for future democratic presidents who could, for example, declare a national emergency to deal with gun violence, imposing gun restrictions. on global warming. this is something that conservatives, many conservatives have been warning the white house would be a bad move. >> we will be watching to see what the president does. jon karl, thanks very much. michael? >> all right, george. coming up, high school refs are quitting because of angry parents in the stands. the new warnings this morning. and our "gma" viewer and becky worley are hard at work putting together a bed they bought online. see them right there but how comfortable will it be? we'll find out. a whole lot more coming up
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♪ welcome back to "gma." great audience here this friday morning. you all want to tune in monday, exclusive sneak peek at "the bachelor" colton's group date. we were talking about that before. only "gma" cameras are behind the scenes and i want to say we have something special going on. the first time i've seen it, some signing for our audience there. it's really great to see. [ applause ] welcome to all of you as well. >> yes. >> how about "pop news." >> let's do it. "pop news" in effect. thank you to our audience.
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we start with respect for britney spears. she's really prioritizing her family right now. last friday spears announced she wasoninhebrneyen folwing illness and now her manager tells "variety" her upcoming album is on hold until her father is better. quote, she's taking off timeked last, the creative director said it could be six months to a year. "domination" was set to kick off february 17th. we wish the best to britney's father and her whole family. sometimes you just have to pull back. that's okay. that's okay. >> yeah. >> it's okay to take care of your family when they need you. >> it's priceless. let's talk about going into the home of shonda rhimes. she wants to welcome you. the powerhouse producer opened up her l.a. abode to "architectural digest." she shared how she transformed
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her estate to a sanctuary. she loves her kitchen. >> wow. >> she tells us she thought the house was first ugly but apparently she had really, really g decorators and contractors and felt like it was a good story, she says, of the home. and revealed her favorite room is the study, where she might enjoy a nice, olivia pope-sized glass of wine every once in awhile. [ applause ] >> that's beautiful. >> we all have a dream house, right. i'm still architecting mine in my brain. if you want to read more of the february issue of "architectural digest" it hits newsstands nationwide january 22nd. okay. i saved the best for last. huge news for tim tebow. bad for all you hopeful single ladies who thought maybe he was your man-to-be. the former nfl quarterback is officially off the market. tebow doesn't just have a girlfriend, he has a fiancee. >> yeah. >> yes, yes. let's applaud for him. he asked former miss universe demi-leigh nel-peters to marry him. she said yes. "people" magazine says he
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surprised his soon-to-be bride at his family's farm near jacksonville, florida, with a stunning 7.25-carat solitary ring. you can see it from here. >> that's heavy. >> you can see it from mars. that's pretty big. yeah, he also secretly flew her whole family in from south africa to be there for the engagement. that is romantic, tebow. [ applause ] that's how you do it. his caption on instagram reads thank you for saying yes and making me the happiest man in the world, so we want to say congratulations to demi-leigh and tim tebow. very nice friday story. everybody is ready for the weekend. >> thank you, adrienne. >> absolutely. we're going move on now to our "gma cover story." the fallout from parents behaving badly on the sidelines, turns out a shocking number of high school referees are quitting because of abusive parents and amy is back with that story. hey, amy. >> that's right. anyone with kids who play sports knows that sometimes things can get a little heated with those proud parents on the sidelines. but now, there is a shortage of referees to work those games. the reason?
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parents behaving badly. parents behaving badly. from football fields to little league games. the ultimate bad sports forcing referees like cameron cruzell to quit after dealing with dangerous confrontations with unruly parents. >> in 2017 we had a group of probably six or seven parents in our face, like nasty, like and i didn't know what was going to happen. >> reporter: calling it quits after 25 years calling games on the field. >> most referees don't last after two years. they move on. they find something else. i mean, it's easier to not have to deal with the harassment. >> reporter: his experience, the focus of a new warning from the national federation of state high school associations, an umbrella group for school referees, saying parents need to cool it. and that your passion is admired and your support of the hometown team is needed -- but
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so is your self-control. >> hey, hey, hey! >> reporter: this on the heels of a recent survey conducted by the national association for sports officials that reveals 70% of refs quit after just three years. and the number one cause? bad fan behavior. >> we're hoping that parents get this message and they work with one another, maybe a little bit of policing with one another. >> reporter: just last summer an oklahoma referee decided to try a different approach. >> it's more than no tolerance, it's substance to no tolerance. you could end up on a video that ends up on facebook that ends up in front of 250,000 people. >> reporter: $100 rewards for videos that show parents acting foul on the sidelines. >> you are horrible! >> reporter: brian barlow posts those to facebook hoping that a little public shaming would make parents think twice before acting out. that op-ed also says the shortage of licensed refs in some areas is so serious that high school games are being postponed or canceled and that obviously could lead to much larger problems within the
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community. 70% quit in three years. >> that was just a stunning number. okay, thanks very much. over to cecilia. now to our insta-home series, so many people are using social media to furnish their homes, buying items online without trying them in person first. lamps, one thing, but would you do a bed? becky worley is here to break it all down for us. i don't know. >> buying a bed has to be one of the most experiential shopping endeavors out there. i'm like goldilocks. is it too soft? is it too firm? so the idea of buying a bed, a frame, and all the linens from your phone, what? before getting into bed with these two -- >> he talks in his sleep. >> i do do that. >> reporter: -- we should get to know them first. this is steven and katherine. they just moved into their first home. >> tons of boxes and absolutely no master bed yet. >> this is my favorite mattress. >> reporter: they're turning to social media where the bed in a
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box craze has really taken over. companies like casper and dozens more online brands are vying to give you a good night's rest. >> the idea of it being wrapped up and suddenly will roll out into the mattress to support two people to sleep all night was, at first, a little alarming to me. >> reporter: also, how do you gauge feel, firm, soft, pillowtop or other subjective factors online? for that, many companies offer free, no-risk trial periods. on average 100 days and free returns if you don't like it. >> you don't have to coordinate our schedules to go and try things together. up oagram.t order it, try it. . >> to get guys excited about sheets is pretty hard to do. >> if they come to my door and i don't have to think about it, i'm all for it. >> reporter: we asked steven and katherine to build their new bedroom online. they selected one from leesa. for an extra fee they will set it up for you. >> i'm always glad when it's not
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me moving furniture. >> reporter: the mattress coming to life in seconds. >> i like it. >> reporter: for bedding they went with parachute. yeah, sort of looks like a parachute. for our demo both companies providing the items to them to keep for free. then the moment of truth. >> oh, these are so nice. >> oh, yeah. >> i think the mattress is awesome. the pillows are super soft and comfortable. the bedding is nice. what do you think? >> very comfortable. >> you you want to take a nap? >> i'm always ready for a nap. >> all right. good night. >> it worked for them and to give you one more data point, meet bed shopper caralissa. she is upgrading from an old mattress and she is trying out this bed in a box from leesa. >> i love you roll out like you're on a parade float. >> i feel like a princess right now. >> so what do you think? what's the verdict? >> well, i definitely had to use mattresses in a box before and this is the first one i've ever seen with springs. and i think that's important. with the foam when it's all foam you can only have it for a few months. >> do you think you could get a comfy night's sleep?
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>> oh, my gosh, yes. compared to the mattress we have now, we ordered it in a box, and i want this. >> a lot of people are skeptical about this, me included. what advice do you have? >> if you are really persnickety, soft but not too soft, then maybe you should go the traditional route. go to the store. but these online stores for beds often have popup shops often. either way let's talk return policies. both traditional brick and mortars and online bed sellers now have incredibly generous return policies from 100 days to a whole year. they will come and get it back from you if you don't like it. third thing is that a lot of millennials love socially conscious companies. this company leesa for every ten beds sold, they give a bed to families in need. so lots of good reasons to try them. >> love hearing that. fine print and the return policy is key. you moved from colorado here to new york? >> i did, yes. >> you said you actually like this bed? >> yeah, well, we ordered something off of amazon that was like, supercheap, and just for
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convenience. but honestly, this is worth it. and the fact that it can fit in our apartment. so -- >> well, everything sounds like it would work perfectly for you which is why we get to surprise you and tell you you get to take the bed home. >> oh, my gosh. >> yay. [ applause ] you can jump on the bed actually to celebrate. >> so all these products you can shop on our website, goodmorningamerica.com. over to ginger. >> yes, how nice. a new bed. how about we do your "gma" moment. we got a lot of videos after christmas of all the kids opening gifts but this had to be my favorite because already tacos are life. >> taco bell gift card! >> what is it? >> a taco bell gift card! >> that is a taco bell gift card. like, it didn't matter how much it was for. how great is this? that's all she wanted for christmas was a taco bell gift
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card. they actually showed us natalie's list, taco bell gift card, and taco bell delivered and after they saw this sent her some swag. she'll have her birthday party there. i love tacos too, natalie. it is time now for our series first swipe to first date. last sunday was the biggest online dating day of the year. and today is known as first date
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friday, where you finally meet your match in person. yes, and i'm here with marisol and we put her through a dating app boot camp to get ready. thank you for being with us. you met three incredible guys online. and now she's about to make her final pick. but first, let's take a look at her journey. ♪ this morning, marisol casariego is ready to meet her match after appearing on "gma" last week. she took the lessons she learned and tuned up her dating strategy. how can marisol change her dating luck? >> i want you to cast your net out wide but you've got to know your have to haves and deal breakers. you will definitely be on a date by friday. >> you know what, we need to follow up on this. so we asked the 29-year-old miami native to move from first swipe to first date just in time for first date friday. >> i am swiping up a storm on hinge and bumble. my fingers are cramping up. wiand eressos so things are looking good. >> reporter: marisol putting in
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the time to meet eligible bachelors. >> talking to a couple of guys and we've moved on to phone conversations and they're interested in setting up a date. >> reporter: after only a week marisol has narrowed it down to three men she could potentially go out with on first date friday. >> hey, marisol. i hope you pick your date with me. >> pick me as your date. >> you should pick me for your first date friday. >> reporter: who will she pick? find out right now. [ applause ] we are joined now by dating expert matthew hussey and he's about to give us some advice on the dos and don'ts of your first date. but first we need to know who you are going to choose, marisol. so, drum roll, please. [ drum roll ] who will it be? >> i'm going to pick brian. >> brian. all right. [ applause ] >> yeah. >> brian is a great choice. brian is a third year resident physician and loves to stay active and loves to hike. he loves to paddleboard and loves to do everything outdoors. >> i never have to use webmd again. >> you never have to use --
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always looking for the benefit. >> yeah. >> we want to get some dating advice tips from you, matthew. and when you're meeting somebody for the first time, there are verbal cues and there are nonverbal cues. and we're going to start out with the nonverbal cues. >> yeah, i think it's important to say we live in a world today where everybody else is trying to look good in 2-d through their screen. we're going make you look good in 3-d. so what that means is, when you first show up to the date, be warm. give him a big hug. don't worry about being hot in the first five minutes. there's time for that. but don't play it too cool for school either. i want you to goldilocks it. we have two audience members sat at a table in a seating position that often works awkwardly for a date. see how on a date two people often sit at dinner and face each other. now, this is intense because your energy is all pointed towards each other. if there's a silence, it's an awkward one because you have nowhere else to look but your date. here's what i'd like you to do.
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madam, could you shift around a little bit so you're a bit e n. but a little further away. that's perfect. i think of this as almost like park bench style. you can sit next to each other. now, weirdly, you're closer. so it should feel more awkward, right? but it doesn't. because you're not facing directly at each other. now if there's a silence, you're just people-watching together. >> oh. okay. [ applause ] >> third nonverbal tip is this also allows for more casual touch. so not a sexual touch, right? you don't have to go straight in for it. but, if someone teases you, you could give them a little push. if you're passing someone a menu you could pass them a menu. and give them a light touch. touch builds attraction, okay? >> okay. >> those are nonverbal but we want to get to the verbal cues and we're going to put you to the test. i'm going to ask you a question.
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you're going to answer and then matthew will follow up to see if your answer was correct. so here is the first question. how are you? >> i'm good. i'm doing really, really well. i am on national tv talking about my dating life so -- >> okay. [ applause ] all right. that wasn't quite the answer i expected but, matthew, what would she do on a date if the young gentleman said, how are you? >> well, look. firstly, when someone says, how are you, they're not really saying, how are you? they're saying let's find something to talk about. right? so no one really cares. we say i'm fine, how are you? that's like tennis, you serve me the ball, i'm hitting it back. conversation is a game of catch. throw me the ball. let me catch it for a minute. i'm going to take some pressure off you. and then i'll throw it back. i might say, i'm great. i watched this amazing movie and i haven't stopped thinking about it. >> you know what, matthew. we got to throw to break. we're going to come back and finish this up. we can't let this go. we'll be right back, everybody. up. we can't let this go. we'll be right back, everybody.
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now from abc7, live, breaking news. good morning, it's 8:27. we have breaking news out of davis. police say the man suspected of killing and shooting a police officer was not involved in the car crash that she was responding to. 22-year-old natalie corona died just before midnight. authorities believe the suspect walked up and started shooting. they say he lived just half a block away from the crash scene. police announced the suspected gunman took his own life. just a horrible story. let's turn to alexis with a look at the traffic on friday. >> we're looking at friday-like conditions now. bay bridge toll plaza where the metering lights were on very late today, about 6:36 and they're back off now before 8:30, so less than two hours.
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we're not complaining there. quick check of drive times, san mateo and in the green. we the question isn't whether he should be impeached any more. he's the most corrupt president in american history. and we all know it.
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the question now is, how fast can we move past this president so we can build a more just and prosperous future? please, join the more than 6.5 million americans who are demanding action now. because there's nothing more powerful than the unified voice of the american people. together, we will make this happen. need to impeach is responsible for the content of this ad. now your accu weather forecast with mike nicco. >> we're on storm watch. still a one on the impact scale. here we are, noon scattered showers but look as we head towards 5:00. yellows. that means moderate rain all the
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way evening hours and then more rain on the way, reggie. >> mike, thank you. another abc7 update in about 30 minutes. minutes. can you find us on o welcome back to "gma" and we spoke to marisol about her search for love and revealed she picked brian for a first date so we're going to go gakback to our question. when someone says how are you, what are they really trying to get to? >> they're trying to start a conversation so what we have to do is stop taking questions so literally and start answering as a storyteller. giving them hooks to work off of when we answer. >> here's another hook. if i were to ask you on a date, why are you still single? >> hmm, i think it's because i'm looking for a best friend, a champion that's going to organize my bed bath coupons and watch "game of thrones" with me and not watch it without me and that's hard to find. i don't know. >> okay. the bed bath coupons. matthew, what would be your
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response if i were to say to you why are you still single? answll, say, you know what, i feel like so many slip into a relationship because it's comfortable and not special. when i meet someone if it's a special connection, maybe i'll commit to a relationship. but if it's not special, i don't want to do it because it's comfortable. now, the great thing about that when a guy says that to you he's trying to make you think about you. why are you still single? but you're not going to accept that. instead you'll make him think about him. so when you say, i'm looking for a great connection and if i didn't find that i wouldn't settle, he's now thinking, am i going to give her that great connection? am i going to be good enough? now he's thinking about himself and not you. >> marisol, you said you think brian is good enough for you. are you ready to go on a date? >> i am. i think we're shooting for sunday. >> shooting for sunday? >> yeah. >> oh, i have to say this, why are you waiting because brian is actually here right now?
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come on out, brian. [ applause ] >> oh, my gosh. >> why wait for sunday. >> oh, my gosh. >> the advice, the advicispang comen, brian. yeah. well, we're excited that you're going out. we're happy -- we want to follow up and can't wait to follow up. matthew, thank you so much. great advice for everyone out there who is trying to find love online. and now we'll go over to ginger. best of luck to both of them. i am here with legendary race car driver jimmie johnson, the crowd is so excited despite the freezing temperatures. seven-time nascar championship -- champion. we are so happy you're here because you'll be revealing your brand-new car. so this is an exciting morning. >> we are. superexciting morning. ally is a wonderful partner. we're really looking forward to the 2019 season. >> the new season starts in a month. how was the off-season? >> it's been great. a bit of work has taken place but definitely had time to get
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away with my family and go skiing and just kind of, you know, enjoy four or five weeks of down time. and now it's back to work. >> so you can come at them next time. i know somebody that will be watching you. we'll bring him in. super fan treven, please come in here. yeah, he is going to help you to do this reveal. your new partner, new car is right in front of us under the tarp. should we do this, guys? all right. let's do it. they'll go over to the sandbags, you will help me and we will count down right after he gets that off. in three, two, one, reveal that car. [ applause ] wow! check that out. [ applause ] nice. okay, treven, treven, come on over. come on over. take a look. what do you think about that? >> i like it. >> you like it? >> yep. >> you're happy with all the colors and everything. >> yep. >> all right, good. and i know, i want to tell you guys, treven is from florida.
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so it's tough for him to everyone be out here. but i know, jimmie, you have a little something special for him. >> i do. treven, a great friend of ours from the make-a-wish foundation and i know you're a huge race car fan and live in florida. we were hoping that you and your family would join us. ally would like to bring you and join and participate with us in the daytona 500. would you like to come along? we'd love to have you, buddy. thank you. >> you got that. you're going to the daytona 500. he's always wanted to go. this is so exciting. thank you so much, jimmie. i'm crying tears. >> it is cold. >> it is cold. but it was a very sweet moment. michael, let's head in to you. >> we're here with our friends -- go ahead. >> go ahead, george. all yours. go ahead, george. take it. i'm nervous. >> don't be. >> i'm looking at animals. >> jack hanna is here from the columbus zoo. [ applause ] please welcome him. you got to put michael at ease here. >> does he like snakes or -- >> no! >> i'm sorry. >> jack, you know i don't like
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snakes. why you gotta say that? >> what did you bring? >> this is a kangaroo. it's the size of your thumbnail when it's born and has to crawl out. they crawl up there and get in the pouch where they attach to the breast and that's where they live for several months in there so it's a very difficult birth for the kangaroo. this one is a red one. gets to be like six, seven feet tall. they stand up. one thing you don't want to do is walk up to one if you see them in the wild because they have that front kick there and, well, you're gone. but the kangaroos are beautiful. for some reason people just love the kangaroo. >> this one is still a baby. 8 months old so it's not in mom's pouch anymore. >> no, it's amazing, i've been over there filming in australia. they'll jump in and out of that pouch when they get like this big. all of a sudden, i saw once one of them trying to jump back in the pouch this big and the mother was trying to say, no. and got hung up like this and was hanging out for about two or three hours. and the mother was hopping around and she was flopping out everywhere.
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>> the largest of its kind, right? >> you're talking like as tall as you when you stand up. >> that's pretty tall. >> you don't want to fight them. >> i was already nervous before you said that. >> check this out. >> oh. >> that looks like a porcupine. >> did you ask to hold that thing? >> no. they gave it to me. but and if it gets squirrely, i reserve the right to give it back. >> there's very few of these. >> it's a little -- >> i'm supposed to hold it underneath because the spikes aren't there. >> they don't come out of the animal like a porcupine. >> this is edna is her name. >> yeah. >> its name. what does she eat? >> this is an egg laying mammal. the duck-billed platypus this one are the only two in the world. this is one, lays an egg. it's a mammal. >> wow. >> it looks like an -- >> it's moving a lot. >> eats ants. >> we have toddy. tell us about toddy. >> toddy is coming.
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>> george, you got a towel for a reason. >> oh. >> this little guy is getting a little squirrely here. >> look at that tail. okay. tell us about toddy. >> oh, yeah, is this banana for me or the animal? >> toddy is cute. oh, you're cute, too, edna. sort of. >> i haven't eaten breakfast yet. >> oh, wow. look at her go. >> uses the tail to hang from the tree. >> this one doesn't. mainly used for balance. >> maybe should have started with a smaller piece, jack. >> oh. >> i know. just the way it moves. >> i know, i know. trying to keep it on the couch. how did i get this one? >> jack, it's all good, man. it's all good. i don't need to sit down. i'm good. >> michael has just done his last man segment. >> no, no, no. i love animals. i love watching you on tv, jack, because you're outstanding. >> thank you but don't worry, it
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didn't stick you because it's venomous. >> oh, great. >> okay. okay, jack. >> i shouldn't say that. i'm being funny. >> no, you shouldn't. >> is it venomous? >> no. [ laughter ] i just thought i would have fun with him. >> yeah, yeah. all. >> toddy wants a little more banana. >> oh, yeah, sorry. >> we love having fun with you. your show is outstanding and so educational. absolutely love it and big thanks to the columbus zoo. you can see jack's show, "jack hanna's into the wild" on abc. check your local listings. jack, thank you so much. always good to see you. no snakes. just no snakes. and coming up, emmy-winner bradley whitford is here live. we'll be right back. "gma's" race car reveal sponsored by ally. do it right.
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we're back with bradley whitford. you remember him from "the west wing." and "get out." he has a new one called "valley of the boom." welcome back to "gma." >> it's great to be here. >> tell us about this "valley of the boom." it's an innovative thing, part documentary, part scripted. >> yeah, it's on nat geo and it is an extraordinarily fun kind of ro origins -- of the internet boom.
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>> the digital world. >> the digital world we live in. the world that has rearranged the way our neurons fire. >> changing our brain, it's true. >> unfortunately. >> you play the ceo of netscape. i gotta confess. i don't even remember what netscape did. james barksdale. >> he was a wonderful guy -- is a wonderful guy. he was kind of the adult in the room over at netscape which was jockeying with microsoft to dominate in the browser wars. and it's that crazy kind of -- and it's so recent. but people have forgotten that we didn't always live in the -- it does appear to me like the whole cell phone/internet thing is -- >> it's going to continue. >> it's going to catch on. it might. let's take a look at a clip. >> i guess you've heard there is a big problem here and it really hasn't been getting any better. mike has been undercutting my methodologies in the sales force. >> yeah, that's a bunch of [ muted ]. >> we're going to get together
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tomorrow same time. and if you two still aren't gettingtodd. tails, i fire mike. sound good? >> yeah. >> cool. all right. good talk. [ applause ] >> you are the adult in the room. you and i remember the pre-iphone, when getting a blackberry was a really big deal. >> blackberry on "west wing" we were so excited because we all got these little blackberries to run around with which now are, you know, as archaic. >> in museums. >> yeah. >> is it true, i heard your kids say you're a hypocrite about technology? >> i'm always yelling at the kids to get off their phones. and they're always pointing out the fact that i'm screaming at them with a phone in my hand, so, yeah. >> it's pretty universal right now. you just mentioned "west wing." i've been reading all these stories about a possible
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comeback. you guys might be coming back? [ applause ] >> um -- >> these guys are happy about that. really, help the cause. >> here i am on television saying you didn't hear it from me. [ laughter ] no, there's a lot of chatter about it. it all depends in my book on aaron sorkin -- >> the writer/creator. >> the writer/creator. the maestro. whatever. i would do, you know, lawn work for aaron. so if that were to come together, it would be interesting. >> and we would all be happy about it. bradley, congratulations. thanks for coming in. nice to see you again. "valley of the boom" premieres this sunday on nat geo. now to ginger. >> yeah, add one more. i'd be in for that, too. earlier in the week, we loved having lindsay lohan to talk about her new show called "lindsay lohan's beach club" and the "mean girls" star running a luxury club in mykonos. things got off to a rocky start.
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so here's an exclusive sneak peek to next week's episode. >> i've gone through a lot in life and seen a lot and after a rough start i want to just understand why they wanted to even be a part of this and a part of my life. because at the end of the day, it's my name. and if their intention is not to work hard, there's so many other people out there that would appreciate it so much more. and now, a little update to our warmheartscoat. "gma" teaming up with burlinone donating gently worn coats and had a very special drop by from a superstar who wanted to join in on the giving.
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>> i'm gwyneth paltrow and i'm donating my coat. [ cheers and applause ] >> imagine getting her coat. thanks to gwyneth and everybody who donated so far, the total number of coats donated, drum roll, please. 179,706. please keep them coming. [ applause ] you can make a donation by going to any burlington location. just drop off a coat into one of those bins and as a thanks burlington will then give you a gift of 10% off your entire in-store purchase when you donate a coat stop good deals all around. and i think i've got -- oh, there he is. michael, i thought that yesterday's "gma day" was the best show. yet. >> until today. i mean because your husband was on yesterday. that was a fantastic show. ben crushed it. but today is also going to be a good show. we have -- keegan-michael key will be here. he has this great story about a special visit with first lady michelle obama. you don't want to miss it. nyaside, yrecentlydeoi
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the question isn't whether he should be impeached any more. he's the most corrupt president in american history. and we all know it. the question now is, how fast can we move past this president so we can build a more just and prosperous future? please, join the more than 6.5 million americans who are demanding action now. because there's nothing more powerful than the unified voice of the american people. together, we will make this happen. need to impeach is responsible for the content of this ad. >> announcer: can you believe it? since we started we collected over 2 million coats. >> helping people in need to stay warm. >> announcer: from celebrities
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and people like you. >> thank you. >> announcer: so come on, america. join us. go to any burlington store to donate a coat and share the warmth this winter. hey, a big thank you to randy houser. thank you so much, man. thank you to the band. you guys are outstanding. thank you guys for watching. >> have a great weekend, everybody. have a good weekend. >> bye.
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good morning, bay area. let's get up and get going. >> good morning, it's 8:59. happy friday. mike nicco was a wet forecast. >> eewe really do. it's a one on the impact scale. it says today through tomorrow morning but let me show you when the gatest chance is. at noon we have scattered showers but right in the heart of rush hour, heading out this evening, waves the light-to-moderate rain through midnight. this is one of our weaker storms. they will get stronger and more destructive next hank you, mike. we had a couple of earlier issues north bound 880 heading into hayward. one was at whipple that just cleared. so traffic is recovering there and we've already recovered, no metering lights here at the bay
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bridge toll plaza. it's looking friday light. >> sure is. thank you. time for "live with kelly and ryan."kelly and ryan!" today, from the series "friends from college," keegan-michael key. and a chat with "the bachelor," colton underwood. plus, jan-you-ary continues with healthy food swaps the greek wa way. all next on "live!" and now, here are kelly ripa and ryan seacrest! [cheers and applause] ♪ >> ryan: good morning!

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