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netflix usa, aka bay flix and put her in the banner. >> she runs the world, doesn't she? >> she does and now netflix. >> stay with us. good morning, america. breaking news. the terrifying threat right now in colorado. this morning, schools closed across colorado as authorities search for this 18-year-old woman allegedly obsessed with the columbine massacre, considered armed and extremely dangerous, accused of making a "credible threat" against schools. traveling from miami to denver, as the 20-year mark of that tragedy approaches. the fbi's warning right now. also this morning the stunning new images from the devastated notre dame cathedral, and the new details. the first alarm that went off 23 minutes before that horrific fire was discovered and the hero priest who risked it all to save the crown of thorns, as a
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billion dollars pours in to save the historic church. rideshare horror. police now searching for this man accused of posing as a driver, following his passenger into her apartment and robbing her. now she's telling her story. wendy williams' husband breaks his silence after she files for divorce and reportedly fires him from her show. what he's now saying about that affair. close call. a car in napa barreling out of control heading right for this young family. the moment they escape, just in time. ♪ freedom and overnight, the surprise drop from beyonce. the new album with 40 songs. and the question this morning, is an even bigger surprise coming? good morning, america. help you're well this wednesday morning. beyonce always has a flair for the dramatic. >> she certainly does. how about that dramatic finish at the boston marathon on monday. >> that was something.
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>> lots of people cheering on this man, micah herndon, he's the marine vet with that finish at the boston marathon, completing the race for his fallen friends. we'll hear from him this morning. he's here in this studio. we have a bit of a surprise for him as well. >> can't wait for that. but first, we do begin with that massive search for this 18-year-old woman who's accused of threatening denver school districts. more than a dozen school districts are closed this morning as authorities search for her. >> the fbi warning that the suspect is armed and extremely dangerous and infatuated with the columbine shootings. clayton sandell is at columbine. this comes just days before the 20-year mark of that horrific massacre. good morning. >> reporter: that's right, robin, and because of those threats overnight we learned some of the biggest school districts in colorado today are shut down, including here at columbine as police and the fbi search for that woman they say flew 1,700 miles to get here, bought a gun and then vanished.
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>> this becomes a massive manhunt. >> reporter: this morning, every cop in colorado is on the hunt for sol pais, saying she flew from miami to denver on monday. >> we consider her to be a credible threat. >> reporter: the fbi said that she made unspecified threats against schools and is infatuated with columbine, the 1999 high school massacre that killed 12 students and one teacher, the 20th anniversary just days away. >> i know that this opens a wound especially on an anniversary week for those families who were most deeply impacted by this. >> reporter: schools across the denver area went on lockout. classes as usual, but nobody in or out. >> we're in the middle of an interview. we're just dealing with the family right now. >> reporter: in florida, fbi agents spoke to pais' father who tells our miami affiliate, he last saw his daughter on sunday.
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there's still no word on how long officials plan on keeping schools closed as long as pais is not caught. a large columbine memorial service is planned for the anniversary on saturday. amy? >> clayton, thank you. now to the investigation into that devastating fire at the historic notre dame cathedral in paris. stunning new images shows the destruction as the french president vows to rebuild within five years. abc's james longman is there in paris with all the latest. good morning, james. >> reporter: good morning, amy. the investigation is in full swing. paris prosecutors will begin the process of interviewing the workers on that roof when the fire broke out. they want to work out what could have started this blaze. a crucial piece of this puzzle, was why was the fire missed when the first alarm went off and could the 20 minutes or so before the second alarm went off have made a difference? this morning, securing this holy
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place and looking ahead to its restoration. daylight now pouring through the gaping holes of the roof, revealing the destruction below. black ash covers everything. aisles flooded. the once vaulted ceiling reduced to this steaming pile of timber. here lies the remains of the spire, the world saw crashing down. the damage devastating of the 12-hour inferno. more than 500 firefighters beating back the blaze using water from the nearby seine river. ancient relics like the claimed crown of thorns rescued. these before and after photos show the destruction. where the faithful once sat, now piles of masonry lay idle. the high altar, once in darkness, now open to the elements in the light of day. surrounded by memories of what was here before. president macron addressed his nation said he hopes to reconstruct the cathedral within five years. there's a great deal to be rebuilt, he said, we'll make the
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cathedral of notre dame even more beautiful. experts say it could take more than a decade to restore. one of the biggest challenges, rebuilding its 800-year-old roof, known as the forest. it was built from the wood of roughly 13,000 oak trees. today, new technologies will be needed. when do you think it will be open to the public again? >> i don't know. three years. >> reporter: it should be closed for three years? >> we need to create a new roof. >> reporter: the donations for the restoration are rolling in. so far incredibly nearly a billion dollars has been pledged, and the bulk of that is from large companies. louis vuitton, apple, all over the world. meanwhile, the pope has been offering his prayers again this morning. but some people are asking, if the church, a very wealthy institution should also be donating funds. amy? >> an interesting question, indeed. james, thank you. and we should mention in the
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wake of the notre dame fire, money is also pouring in to save those historically black churches destroyed in louisiana by an arson suspect, so far they have raised $750,000. that is some good news. >> that is good news right there. amy, thanks. to the white house now, where president trump issued the second veto of his presidency overnight rejecting a call from congress to end the u.s. involvement in the yemen civil war. this comes as attorney general william barr's edited report tomorrow. we bring in cecelia vega. cecelia, some of the president's strongest allies oppose his policy. >> reporter: yeah, george. this opposition came from a broad, bipartisan group on capitol hill, and it was widely seen as a rebuke to the president's close ties to saudi arabia in the wake of last year's murder of journalist jamal khashoggi. on this veto president trump issued a statement to congress. take a look at what he wrote. he said, quote, this resolution
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is an unnecessary dangerous attempt to weaken my constitutional authorities. the u.n. calls the situation in yemen the world's most severe humanitarian crisis. it does not appear congress has the votes to override this veto. >> they do not. meant, meanti meantime, as we said, attorney general barr expected to release the mueller report redacted version. overnight, he introduced a new policy in support of the president's crack down on migrants trying to come to the united states. >> reporter: yeah, we're talking about thousands of people this could to potentially affect. people waiting for their asylum claims to be processed. they could be stuck in detention for years. they used to be able to ask a judge for bond for release. they'll have to wait for their claim is adjudicated. this doesn't apply to migrant families and children. it already is facing strong opposition. the aclu says the constitution does not allow our government to lock up asylum seekers without basic due process. >> we can expect this to be in the courts again. cecelia, thank you very much.
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george, now to the severe weather threat. tens of millions are in path of possible tornadoes, high wind and hail as a major storm moves across the country. ginger, of course, has the latest. good morning, ginger. >> reporter: good morning, serious threat setting up. let's begin with the storm that did this at interstate 80. up to 5 inches of snow, right there, just enough to shut down westbound lanes. come with me, i'd like to share the major players in play today. that dry line, with the bubbles on it, that's going to divide dry and very moist air. texas into oklahoma into kansas has a chance of seeing supercells where they rise really high in the atmosphere. tap into cold air, and large hail. we're talking about baseball-sized, and the tornado threat goes up to the quad cities. there's kind of two parts to this that we'll be watching today. damaging wind into the overnight. tomorrow it doesn't stop. thursday, right into the deep south. amy? >> all right, a busy spring. thank you, ginger. now to the close call caught on camera. a family outside a restaurant in
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napa, when all of a sudden a car came barrelling toward them. our chief national correspondent, abc's matt gutman is in california with that story. scary stuff, matt. >> reporter: extremely scary. good morning, amy. it looks like an explosion outside that restaurant. chairs, planters, tables flying right into those kids. somehow miraculously, they weren't badly hurt. this terrifying crash caught on camera. family narrowly escaping tragedy after stepping out of a restaurant in napa, california, a car losing control and slamming into a plaza that backs up to a residential neighborhood. those two small children seen skipping out of the way, the vehicle and flying debris just barely missing them. watching from inside the restaurant one employee described the shocking scene. >> it was unbelievable. i have never seen anything like that before. you know, other than moviemovied standing behind that counter,
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staring out the window, everything was just flying everywhere, tables, pots, chairs, a stop sign, everything. >> reporter: according to local reports, one of the kids and the 60-year-old driver were taken to a hospital with minor injuries. authorities are now investigating. the driver tells police her foot hit the gas instead of the brake. now, the woman hasn't been arrested and is not currently facing any charges. it's scary to think what would have happened had the family left the restaurant a moment later or if there were people dining outside. george? >> that was so close. matt, thanks so much. we turn now to search for a 14-year-old who went missing in ohio on saturday after telling friends he was walking home. police have now spoken to a person of interest. they look for more clues, and abc's alex perez has the story. >> reporter: this morning, the desperate search continues for 14-year-old jonathan minard. missing since saturday. >> we want to look for any type of evidence or the subject himself. >> reporter: over 100 volunteers
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joining the carroll county police department searching for the 14-year-old. the search spanning about six miles. his aunt and uncle a part of the search efforts describing what the boy's parents are going through. >> they're devastated. they're lost. his mom is ready to have a breakdown, his dad, too. they feel helpless because they can't do anything. >> reporter: according to police, he was staying with friends over the weekend and working at a nearby farm. on saturday, minard complaining of a toothache said he was going to walk home and call his mother. his mother never received that phone call. >> i'm actually hopeful that he's alive, yes, because he's -- like i said, he's a good kid. >> reporter: police saying they interviewed a person of interest but no charges have been filed at this time. more than a hundred volunteers have showed up for that search. loved ones say they will not stop looking until they find him. robin? >> hopefully he'll be found soon. thank you. now to new developments in
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that major measles outbreak. health officials have identified patient zero who brought the virus to michigan. the man visiting from new york did not know he was infected and spread measles to dozens of people. linsey davis is here with more. good morning, linsey. >> reporter: good morning, robin. communities across the country are taking drastic measures. rockland county, new york, for kpa example is threatening a fine for anyone threatening or exposed with measles who enter public areas. just one attempt to stop this measles outbreak which has now raged for seven months. this morning, health officials in michigan say they found their patient zero. the man who they say spread the measles virus to dozens of people. according to "the washington post," health officials say the unidentified man came to the u.s. from israel last fall. contracting measles some time during his stay in new york. then he drove from new york to
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michigan, showing symptoms along the way. he saw a doctor who initially misdiagnosed him with bronchitis. he infected 39 people in the detroit area before officials tracked him down. the head of oakland county emergency services telling the "washington post" he put his head down and was very emotional. i could tell from the look on his face that he was devastated. he was doing the math in his head, counting all the people he had been in contact with. those sickened are part of a nationwide outbreak that's infected 555 people in 20 states from coast to coast. five mothers in new york city filed a lawsuit yesterday trying to block the city's mandatory vaccination order in areas hardest hit by the outbreak. health officials tell abc these measles outbreaks predominantly infecting unvaccinated children. they say the vaccine is 97% effective and very safe, certainly safer than getting the measles. >> wow. thank you very much, linsey. now to that royal baby backlash. british tabloids are up in arms over prince harry and duchess meghan's decision to opt out of
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the traditional baby photo op after baby sussex is born. abc's david wright has all the latest from london. >> reporter: this morning, british tabloids are not calm, nor carrying on after the duke and duchess of sussex said they will not be giving the traditional photo op to debut their newborn baby, members of the press corps are lashing out at the royal couple. speaking anonymously one journalist told "the new york times" this is the shattering of a tradition that goes back for decades. there is a price to be paid for that, and that price is mockery. the iconic shots on steps outside the hospital are now to be expected. famously with diana after william and harry were born. kate who stepped out mere hours after giving birth to her last child. those snapshots are big business for the british tabloids with royal babies grabbing big headlines and frontpage spreads. but the sussexes are now
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expected to release photos on their own terms adding to the rocky and sour relationship meghan has with the british press. >> if you are over-micromanaging your p.r. to the extent you're missing out on the spontaneous moments. there are certain responsibilities as a member of the royal family. >> reporter: "the sun" slams the couple writing, the public has a right to know about the lives of those largely funded by their taxes. you can accept that or be private citizens. not both. one british newspaper columnist blasting the couple's decision ridiculed the couple's relationship with oprah winfrey writing, perhaps oprah has snapped up the exclusive first-look baby rights. i wouldn't put it past her or them. >> releasing a photograph is good. it's not going to have the same impact as moving footage, the live moments. >> reporter: but not all royal watchers agree, noting that what the sussexes are
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doing aren't different from william and kate. >> they'll have their baby. we'll find out that he or she has been born. they are going to pose for a photograph within a few days. >> reporter: bottom line the tabloids don't want to retweet royal pictures. they want to be there to capture the moment. guys? >> yeah, they have rights. no. david, thank you, but that's a tough crowd over there. >> it sure is. >> i like saying sussexes. >> that's tough to say in itself. thank you, amy. now the stunning sweep overnight. the columbus blue jackets swept the best team in the nhl, a surprising triumph over the lightning. the lightning, remember, they tied the regular-season record with wins with 62. but fell short. very short in the first round of the playoffs against the underdog blue jackets and as you can imagine the fans they went nuts. they have been waiting for this victory for 18 years. their center said, quote, he had never played in front of a crowd like that. insane is the word he used.
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that pretty much sums up the mood for everybody. >> is that a new dance? >> surprising the world this morning. also this morning wendy williams' husband is now speaking out after the she filed for divorce. his message for wendy this morning. another rideshare nightmare. take a look at this. this is the moment police say a man, posing as a driver, followed his passenger into her apartment building and robbed her. now she's telling her story as police search for that suspect. but first, let's go back to ginger. >> i'm not going to get dropped off at home anymore. i'll get dropped off down the street. how about this, i've got to show you the flash flooding in virginia from that last line of strong to severe storms. we'll have that again on good friday along the east coast. north carolina, south carolina and virginia. your local weather in 30 seconds. first amazon echo brings you the stormy cities.
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good morning. i'm abc 7 news meteorologist mike nicco. that warm, sunny spring day with calm conditons that you've been wanting all throughout the winter is here. it will be briefly back to average this weekend and another surge of above average warmth next week. mid-60s along the coast in san francisco, low to mid-70s around the bay, mid-70s inland. we'll have upper to lower 50s tonight with you checking the weather? >> you never know with the weather. >> we'll be right back. you checking the weather? >> you never know with the
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good morning, everybody. we're off to a cooler start this morning. we have a little bit of fog out there so starting to look a little more like spring from our east bay hills camera. dry, cool and warmth morning for your morning commute. we have 57 degrees at the coliseum. houston and our a's are wrapping up the last game of this two-game series. offshore flow means it will be warm everywhere tomorrow. onshore gets cooler on saturday. jessica? police say a man posing as a driver followed a woman home and robbed her.
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we need heroes. we need heroes. >> wakanda forever. >> wakanda forever. back here on "gma," that's the brand-new "avengers: end game" trailer. the final one we'll see before one of the movies highly anticipated movies hits theaters. the directors want to make sure it's not spoiled for fans. the russo brothers figured this out. they tweeted out this, to have viewers keep secrets to themselves. the movie is out just nine days from now. >> sound like parents there. >> right there. we have a lot of headlines we're following this morning as
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well including the fbi's search for this 18-year-old woman who appears to be obsessed with the columbine massacre. she's accused of threatening schools in colorado. those schools are now closed this morning. a storm bringing possible tornadoes, high winds and hail moving across the plains and the midwest. it will hit the east coast this friday. take a look at this. a couple was lost in a remote area of australia. stranded for more than a day. look what they wrote in the stand, "help." hoping crews would find them, lit a fire, and it worked. a plane spotted them. they're home safely. >> very smart. we begin with wendy williams' husband speaking out after the talk show host files for divorce and reportedly firing him from her show. linsey davis is back with that story. good morning again, linsey. >> reporter: good morning again to you, amy. a source close to wendy williams, the media maven known for dishing the dirt for other people's personal lives, now believes her own husband's
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alleged affair has been going on for as many as 16 years. they have been married for 21. just days after the self-proclaimed queen of all media filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences, wendy williams' estranged husband, kevin hunter, is reportedly fired as executive producer of her talk show. >> how you doing? >> fine. >> reporter: the state of the couple's union has been under the microscope in recent months as troubles in their marriage emerged last month after reports her husband had a child with another woman. now williams' husband is breaking his silence on rumors he cheated on his wife. hunter telling "people" magazine, i'm not proud of my recent actions and take full accountability and apologize to my wife, my family and her amazing fans. i'm going through a time of self-reflection and i'm trying to right some wrongs. his comments come just one day after williams took to the stage to open up to her audience about her personal struggles and what's next. >> addressing my sobriety, my addiction head-on has really
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helped me sort out every single compartment of my life. [ applause ] >> reporter: this, just the latest twist in an already tumultuous few weeks for the talk show maven. williams continues to battle graves disease and struggles with her sobriety. last month revealing to viewers she's been living in a sober house. >> lights out at 10:00 p.m. i go to my room, i stare at the ceiling, i go to sleep to wake up to come back to see you. so that is my truth. >> reporter: williams announced earlier this week that she'll soon be leaving the sober house. >> i have a commitment to me and my son to come out of here better, stronger and faster than ever. >> reporter: in his statement, her husband alluded to his own issues with sobriety saying, no matter what the outcome is or what the future holds, we are
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the hunter family. i will work with my wife and whatever obstacle she may face living through sobriety as i also work on mine. amy? >> linsey, we wish them all the best. turn now to rideshare nightmare in maryland. police are searching for a man who posed as a driver and then robbed a woman. zach ikiesch -- zachary kiesch is here. good morning, zachary. >> reporter: scary situation there. these apps have revolutionized the way we get around. this morning, there are concerns about criminals exploiting the vulnerability that exists every time you get into a car with someone you don't know. this morning, police are on the hunt for this man who allegedly posed as a rideshare driver then followed his passenger into her home and robbed her. the woman who asked not to be identified says she thought she requested the ride through an app, but when she got in the vehicle, the driver didn't have her name or address. >> the car pulls up and i get into a car. he just said, you know, your address is not registering which
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should have been alarm bell number one. >> reporter: when they got to her building, the driver allegedly demanded payment. that's when she realized something was wrong. terrifying moments as he trails her into her building. he tries to yank her bag out of her hand and then corners inside of the elevator. >> my gut instinct told me to run out of the elevator and try to open the door to my unit. i was almost able to close the door shut but he managed to push himself through the door. >> reporter: according to police, the suspect stole two rolex watches, each valued at $10,000. along with the victim's purse which contained credit cards which were later used. maryland police issuing a warning to those looking to get home safely. >> the happen will tell you the name of the driver, the make and model of the vehicle coming to
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get you, and also the tag number. >> reporter: this happened one day after samantha josephson was killed after she got into a car that she thought was her uber. police have arrested 24-year-old nathaniel rowland. he has been charged with murder and kidnapping. >> we grow up teaching our kids not to get into cars with strangers and what do we do? we get in cars with strangers. >> reporter: josephson's parents speaking out on "gma." urging people who use ridesharing apps to be safe when they get into a stranger's car. >> it has to be automatic like putting on a seat belt. you have to ask, what's my name? because it can be anyone. >> reporter: that family, again, urging folks to ask, what's my name? also, before you approach the car, verify the make and model and license plate number, guys. scary, scary situation, and again, just can't reiterate enough to take precaution, right? >> it's important. i looked at the license plate number this morning when i walked into my uber. >> here in new york, there are so many cars out there. if you're looking for a black camry, there are thousands. everybody should be mindful.
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>> that's very true. >> thank you. thank you very much for that. coming up, we'll chat with the hero marine vet who had that dramatic boston marathon finish. remember this on monday? completing the race for his fallen friends. we're going to hear from him here in our studio next. come on back. we'll hear from him, next, in our studio. come on back. finally organics that work. tested and refined by plant scientists... for twice the results, guaranteed. don't grow a snack, grow a feast. don't grow a flower, grow a million dollar view. this new organic collection of soil and plant food is what you always wanted. no compromise, just results, guaranteed. miracle-gro performance organics. (driver) relax, it's just a bug. that's not a bug, that's not a bug! (burke) hit and drone. seen it, covered it.
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for him with his dramatic finish at the boston marathon on monday. micah herndon refused to give up. even though he was suffering painful cramps because he was running to honor his fallen friends who died serving in afghanistan. micah, thank you so much. >> thanks for having me. >> you didn't hear all the cheers and people pulling for you as you crossed the finish line? >> no, my one goal in mind was to finish the race. i really had tunnel vision at that point. >> you were on a mission? >> yeah, yeah. after i knew i couldn't get my goal pace i wanted, because i was trying to qualify for the new york marathon. after i knew that, i just knew i had one mission in mind, and that was to finish by myself. >> a lot of people wanted to help you, and you were determined to do it on your own. why was that so important to you? >> you know, you started out something by yourself you want to finish by yourself.
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i'm a very prideful person. competitive. and that's a thing. i just wanted to be able to say i finished it on my own. >> what kept you going? what were you saying to yourself to get you through this? >> the reason why i run is for the fallen brothers. that happened when i was over in afghanistan. and their families as well. i was just telling myself, really, when times get tough throughout the race i repeat their last names. you know, ballard, hamer, juarez. i just tell myself out loud. >> tell us about those three gentlemen. >> matthew ballard, he was one of my best friends, and he lived in kentucky, and we met through the marine corps. he eventually, after getting medically retired from the marine corps, he -- he
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eventually died because of the wounds that he sustained over there, and mark d. juarez of the ones who died from the blunt force trauma from the i.e.d. strike. and another, he was a marine. hamer was a british journalist. he had four, five kids back home. juarez had a baby on the way. ballard had a little boy. really the reason i run is for them and their families. >> you run with these shoes. >> yeah, yeah, my wife got these tags to look down whenever i'm running. i say, you know, their last names, ballard, hamer, juarez, out loud. >> you're a special human being. i know when you started the interview you talked about the new york city marathon was a goal of yours. have a little bit of announcement. the folks at the new york city marathon reached out to us and
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want to let you know, you are invited to run the new york city marathon. [ applause ] >> great stuff right there. i appreciate that. whoever set that up, thank you. >> are you going to be healed by then? you came in here hobbling a little bit. you'll be ready by the fall? >> i'll be ready by the fall, that's for sure. wow. >> we left him speechless. his wife is right there. have you seen him speechless? >> sometimes. sometimes. >> sometimes. well, you are -- you are deserving, and thank you for helping us to remember. remember those who -- the ultimate sacrifice. >> yeah. it's for them and their families, and i'm just really happy that i'm able to share their story, you know, and honor them because that's what matters. >> yeah, it does. thank you, sir. thank you very much for your service as well.
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if you asked what caused all the panic? >> what caused all the panic? >> thank you, robin. a kangaroo. it's highlighted back there. you can't make this stuff up. they were hanging out at a poolside photo shoot at a mansion in -- >> australia. >> good guess, robin. they sprinted into action. thanks to this unwanted guest who thought he could hop the fence. he was so fast. there he is at the top of it. they can be very aggressive. they had every right to run for their lives in that moment. there you can see it right behind them. >> that smart woman going into the pool. >> quick thinking. >> they can't swim? >> oh, i never thought about that. >> they can't kick. >> there we go. you and your follow-ups, george. >> yes, no follow free zone. coming up, we have "game of thrones'" star sophie turner
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. breaking news. the massive manhunt under way at this hour. schools closed across colorado as authorities search for this 18-year-old woman, considered armed and dangerous. obsessed with the columbine shootings, and accused of making a credible threat against students. the fbi's warning right now. also this morning, stunning new images from inside a devastated notre dame. revealing just how damaged the cathedral is. the gaping hole where the spire and roof used to be. crews trying to determine just how that fire started as the president of france vows to rebuild within five years. we have the latest from paris. new this morning, "game of thrones'" star sophie turner revealing her battle with depression.
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while filming the hit series, how criticism about her acting, weight and looks and comments on social media all played a part. co-star maisie williams and fiance joe jonas helped her through it. reinventing college. could a new approach to education change your child' future and save them from all that student debt? the stay-at-home mom who got hands-on with construction. the 7 million jobs available right now. "dirty jobs" host mike rowe is here live with his take. overnight, beyonce's big surprise, a new album. 40 songs. and is an even bigger surprise on the way? it's wednesday. "good morning america." welcome to your wednesday morning. good morning, america. hope you're doing well. and we have a lot of news to get to this morning, starting with that massive search for the
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18-year-old woman accused of threatening denver schools just days before the 20th anniversary of that shooting. >> the fbi is warning the suspect is armed and extremely dangerous. let's go back to clayton sandell at columbine. more than a dozen school districts closed this morning. >> reporter: good morning, robin. that's right. this morning, every colorado cop is on the lookout for sol the fbi says the 18-year-old florida woman has an obsession with columbine and made unspecified threats to school here. acting on a tip, the fbi found out that on monday, pais flew from miami to denver and flew to a gun store where she bought a pump action shotgun and ammunition. she was last seen west of denver. columbine is the school where 12 students and a teacher were murdered here in 1999. a large memorial service is planned for the 20th anniversary
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here on saturday. while this massive manhunt is under way, schools across the denver area today are shut down. the fbi knows there's a lot of anxiety here in this community and they need to find her fast. robin. >> clayton, thank you. >> it is scary. we want to turn to paris and the latest on that devastating fire of the historic notre dame cathedral. abc's james longman is there. good morning, james. >> reporter: good morning, george. france is very much looking ahead this morning. we just heard the news that they launched a public competition for someone to design a new spire, excitement with that. with daylight pouring through the now open roof behind me, the destruction is clearer than ever. ash covers everything. blocks of masonry smashing the pews, and the elements surrounded by devastation. so what happened? well, the investigation is under way with a paris prosecutor set to interview the workers who were on that roof just before the fire broke out. a crucial piece of the puzzle. why was the fire missed when the first alarm went off, and could the 20 or so minutes before the
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second alarm made any difference at all? the donations for the restoration are rolling in. so far nearly a billion dollars has been pledged. the pope offering his prayers once again this morning. amy? >> james longman in paris for us. thank you so much. we turn now to ben and jerry's recall of certain products that could affect people with tree nut allergies at risk. the popular ice cream brand voluntarily recalled some selections of chunky coconut se cocon coconut seven-layer bar. the parent company said those flavors may inadvertently contain tree nuts that are not declared in the ingredient list. or the allergy information list. the affected chunky monkey pints have best by dates of august 28th, 29th and 30th of 2030, and the others have a best by date of september 15, 2020. >> george, we have an update for
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you. this just in to the "gma" newsdesk. we showed you those models running for their lives. one jumped in the pool. can kangaroos swim? the answer is, yes, they can. kangaroos can indeed swim, george. >> you know what you said, robin, very intelligent thing. you don't have to outrun a kangaroo. >> the slowest model. >> that was impressive work. quick work by our team. thank you, guys. >> that's what we do. coming you, "game of thrones" star sophie turner is revealing her mental health struggle, and we'll tell you how her fiance and co-star are helping her. and how to reinvent college and avoid all that student loan debt. mike rowe will be here to talk than. lara, what do you have upstairs? >> i'm here with the one and only josh lucas, so happy to see him this morning. he left his sweet home alabama to come to "gma" to talk about his new movie and so much more. looking forward to that. we have a great audience as well. everybody's happy. don't go anywhere. "gma" coming right back. [ cheers and applause ]
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(dad) this i(mom)eam cake needs a freezefreezer's full. (vo) only frigidaire's custom flex temp drawer can switch from fridge to freezer. (son) nice save! (vo) that's using your frigidaire. [ cheers and applause ] welcome back to "gma." welcome to our great wednesday audience right here. tomorrow's thursday. what does that mean? >> that means "deals & steals." >> "deals & steals." tory is going to be here. right now, it's time for "pop news." >> good morning, george. good morning to you all. we begin with a big surprise from beyonce. overnight, a surprise album with 40 songs, yes. [ applause ] this comes just hours after the release of her documentary. showing behind the scenes of her coachella performance last year. it also gets into her difficult pregnancy with her twins.
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beyonce revealing in that documentary she suffered from preclampsia. one of the twins' heartbeats dropped dangerously low, and thankfully today, the twins are great and so are fans. the album called homecoming. the internet also buzzing this morning with rumors of yet another surprise. beyonce, could she be dropping an album of all new music as soon as tomorrow? that's what everybody thinks. no word yet from her team. >> in addition to the 40 songs? >> yes, 40 songs. the live version of coachella. a compilation. this would be all new music. [ cheers and applause ] lot of interest. it sounds like it could be real. we'll let you know as soon as we do. love that beyonce.
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and, wow, the other glam goddess in our lives, jennifer lopez being honored by the council of fashion designers of america with the fashion icon award at this year's cfd awards. the chairman saying, jennifer lopez uses clothing as a way to express confidence and power. both designers and fans always looking forwards to her fashion statements and we believe that is so true. by the way, just look at jen go in the new video for her song "medicine." working it in so many different styles. and you can also get a real glimpse of jen wearing that that's her instagram feed. this is a picture of jennifer -- >> of her abs. that's a picture of her abs. >> yes. she's sporting -- that's from her new movie. it's going to be call called "hustlers." see j.lo in her true element. many outfits in her celebration tour this summer.
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j-lo says she'll celebrate being 50 and fabulous. >> good for her. [ applause ] >> she's absulous. thars that's for sure. you saw the pictures. >> i believe that's all we have today. wait, we still have time. so, finally, there's nothing in prompter. i'll go with this. >> val and jenna. >> no. yes, val and jenna. val and jenna. >> wedding pictures. >> so much to talk about. these exclusive pictures from val and jenna's wedding. they tied the knot in an exclusive ceremony on saturday. ginger was there, of course, she danced with val. of course she was there. the ceremony overlooking the pacific ocean.
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the couple surrounded by 200 family and friends and they cut into a gorgeous five-tier wedding cake, and they of course, cut some rug, people. the first dance for val and jen was actually mellow. they chose "la vie en rose" and then it got funky. as you can see brother maks. many other "dancing with the stars" pros and contestants like rumer willis, laurie hernandez, adam rippon and our ginger showing what they learned on the show late into the night. get "people's" full wedding video by downloading "people" tv app. the new issues featuring val and jenna hits newsstands friday. [ applause ] and now we're out of time. >> thank you. we turn now to our "gma" cover story. "game of thrones'" star sophie turner has revealed her very personal struggle with depression. and how her fiance joe jonas has helped her face it. will reeve is here with her story. >> reporter: one of the biggest stars on the biggest shows on television.
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she landed her role when she was just a teenager, but now sophie turner is opening up about her life away from the camera, and her struggle with depression. she's the star of one of the biggest shows on tv. >> what's mine and yours, your grace. >> reporter: sophie turner, the actress who plays sansa stark in "game of thrones" revealing in an interview tuesday that she has been dealing with depression for the past few years. >> i have suffered with depression for about five, six years now. the biggest challenge is just for me getting out of bed and getting out of the house. >> yeah. >> and, like, learning to love yourself is the biggest challenge i think. >> yeah. >> reporter: telling dr. phil on his podcast that it started around age 17, and that social media and criticism about her acting, her weight and her looks all played a part. >> i would just believe it. i would just say, yeah, i'm fat, i'm a bad actress. i just believed it. i had no motivation to do anything, to go out and even with my best friends i wouldn't
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want to see them. i wouldn't want to go out and eat with them. i would have nothing that i want to do. >> reporter: turner crediting her friend maisie williams who plays her sister on "game of thrones." >> she's funny and she's really smart and she's just in her own lane. >> reporter: now with medication, therapy and help from her fiance, joe jonas, turner says she's happier and healthier. >> i love myself now, or more than i used to i suppose, and when someone tells you they love you every day, it makes you really think about why that is, and i think it makes you love yourself a bit more. >> reporter: turner said she's learning to avoid the negativity on social media and i think it's great she's using her platform to destigmatize mental health issues and serving as a role model for so many. >> thank you. >> thanks, will. now to our exclusive interview with an astronaut
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setting an out of this orld record. christina koch will spend the next year in space. that is longer than any american woman before her. she spoke with our senior transportation correspondent david kerley. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, amy. quite fun to talk to somebody in space, and christina koch talking to us about potentially setting this record. she says she's very excited. she just got to space a month ago and this morning 40yearold christina koch has been told she'll be staying much longer than expected, until next year, which would set the record for a woman in space, 328 days. we talked to her exclusively. >> i still have the grin on my face that won't seem to go away. i'm here every day. >> reporter: koch is a rookie, a scientist who spent months researching. floating into the space station for the first time, she was greeted by her astronaut classmate. it was a bit surreal. >> to walk into the actual reality of the space station, like the fact that it actually exists it was like walking into a movie set.
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>> reporter: it was another record koch was expected to set, the first all-female space walk with mcclain, but that didn't work out. she has been on a space walk with fellow astronaut nick hague, and she now prepares for her very long stay. >> if i'm fortunate enough to do that and inspires people on the ground, of course, that's my honor to be a part of. >> reporter: so, koch may set this record for an american woman. if her return gets delayed by a couple of weeks, she could beat scott kelly's mark as well. we're learning about how humans can do for a long time in space, amy. >> that's amazing. out of this world girl power. thank you so much for bringing this to us. let's go to our other resident girl power, ginger. >> thank you, amy. thank you. i'm so excited for her, by the way. you know, we've got time for "gma" pollen report. sponsored by zyrtec. that's pollen on a lake.
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i know. you brad, you got it. i heard you behind the camera. lot of us are feeling it. overall pollen from texas to the midatlantic is high. that's the tree pollen. doesn't get a whole lot better if you're east of the rookies. good morning. i'm abc 7 news meteorologist mike nicco. that warm, sunny spring day with calm conditons that you've been wanting all throughout the winter is here. it will be briefly back to average this weekend and another surge of above average warmth next week. mid-60s along the coast in san francisco, low to mid-70s around the bay, mid-70s inland. we'll have upper to lower 50s tonight with now, a new approach a new approach to education that could totally change you and your child's future. the u.s. student loan debt is soaring.
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now nearly $1.5 trillion, and it can take decades for people to pay off. mike rowe, the former host of "dirty jobs" wants to change that by focusing on the value of skilled trade. he's helping students move past the debt, take on in demand work like carlin, and you're going to see her story right thousand. >> all right. let's do it. >> reporter: it's all in day's work for carlin mcclellan. >> good job. thank you. >> reporter: but in 2002, she was headed down a different path. she wasn't carrying tools. she was carrying $60,000 in student loan debt starting a career as a probation officer. >> i was told student loan debt is good debt. you'll get a job, you'll pay it off. >> reporter: except it would take her 15 years. by the time she was 36, the then-stay at home mother of two was ready to try something new, something more hands-on, and in
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the construction field. >> i was about two weeks into my program when i realized i should have done construction my whole entire life. i didn't even realize any of these opportunities existed. no one ever talked to me about this path. >> my name is mike rowe. that's my job. >> reporter: someone who's helping to spread the word about skilled trades is "dirty jobs'" host mike rowe. >> thank you for helping close the skills gap. >> reporter: through his foundation, he has granted over $5 million to help over 1,000 students pursue a technical or vocational education, including carlin. >> i'm applying for your work ethic scholarship program. >> reporter: thanks to her scholarship, she graduated with a construction trades degree in 2018. >> i wasn't going to go if i couldn't get the funding. it was huge. >> reporter: today, carlin is a licensed contractor with a renewed purpose. >> the most amazing thing about this job is you can walk away from a project and go, i built that. >> and mike rowe the founder of of microworks foundation is
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here. now fwgive it up for the man. [ applause ] who knew? >> hi. >> good to see you again. >> you were going to do it and you did it. >> we were at a speaking gig together down in mexico. >> yep. >> i heard him talk about this, and i said, you have got to get on tv and let people know what you are doing. >> i said, no. not that. not tv. >> i don't have a voice for tv. let's talk about her story and others. she had no idea. she had no idea. >> most people don't. we have 7 million jobs right now that are open. vast majority don't require a four-year degree. so, there's a ton of opportunities that people don't talk about. what we're talking about instead unfortunately is the best path for most people. a cookie cutter approach on how to figure things out. for the last 40 years, that path has been really simple. get a four-year degree, borrow whatever it takes to get it and get out into the world and pursue your dream. and what's happened as a result
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in my view, is that skills gap has gotten wider, the debt that you just mentioned is now approaching $1.6 trillion actually, and we're lending money we don't have to kids who can't pay it back to train kids for jobs that don't exist anymore. it's madness. my foundation looks for people who are willing to hit the reset button, retool, learn a skill that's in demand and then get to work. >> it's about perception. when you talk about trade schools and community college, there's a certain -- people have a certain impression about that, that we have got to eliminate. >> we're in a binary time right now. everything is this or that. blue collar or white collar, left or right. right? everything is framed with kind of a false choice. so, your choice isn't college or oblivion. it's not higher education versus alternative education. there are so many ways to go from apprenticeships, to scholarships to fellowships, to community college. all of it -- >> yes.
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>> is equal. so when you promote one form of education at the expense of the others, you create the problem that we're having right now. >> mm-hmm. >> it's feiine to say -- it's fe to push college, but you can't push college by saying if you don't go over here, you're going to wind up with some vocational consolation price. carlin proves that. >> it's not a consolation prize at all. geoffrey owen, the actor from "the cosby show," he was trying to be shamed for working at trader joe's. i remember him saying, a job is a job. one may look better on a resume than another. but a job is a job. there is no such thing as a bad job. >> microworks evolved out of "dirty jobs," and part of the reason is it did, never mind the fact it was a hit. that was great. >> you just put that in there, right? >> yeah. what freaked people out watching it was the cognitive dissonance
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that occurs when you see somebody doing something that's supposed to make you miserable but it makes you joyful. why is everybody laughing in the sewer? why is everybody having sup such a good time doing these jobs that i'm taught will be make me sad and unhappy? the reason is you have been lied to most of your life. the job is not the proximate cause of your happiness. you are. >> amen about that. you know, mike, follow your passion. follow your passion. find a way to get paid for it. you have a little twist on that. >> we all want to be passionate about what we do. why would we wait until we're doing the magical thing that allows you to passionate? you don't follow your passion. bring it with you. that was one of the lessons from dirty jobbers. they were passionate about what they were doing, but they didn't sit down and say, what do i have to do to be happy? i need this job.
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i need this kind of mate. i need to live in this zip code and need this education. you spend all your life checking boxes that basically give you permission to feel good about the thing you ought to feel good about right now. these are very basic lessons. i have become disconnected. >> really? >> oh, sure. i became disconnected from food came. you take it all for granted. this is part of the reason why the skills gap is so acute. it's part of the reason why the debt is so high. we have to push back. >> you're doing that with your foundation. thank you for the work that you are doing. say hello to your mama. next, i want to get your mom on the show. >> believe me, my mother comes here, we're all out of a job. we'lbe right back. job. we'll be right back.
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good morning, north bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is "abc 7 mornings." >> good morning. i'm dion lim for abc 7 mornings. a car plowed through the store window. no word yet on what was taken. surveillance video may help police get a better idea of what happened. speaking of cars, let's get a check of traffic. hopefully nothing quite like this out on the roadways. >> maybe not like that, but we definitely have some issues, including a cig alert in the east bay. we have a serious crash involving injuries. that is blocking the left lane. one person is trapped.
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coliseum? 57 at 7:57, so grab a jacket. you're making a lot of friends, mike. thanks. we'll have another update in ♪ [ cheers and applause ] welcome back to "gma." and this wonderful audience we have with us on this wednesday morning. you said your husband said i was going to roll my eyes. no, no, they're great. >> honey, i know you have crazy taste in shoes but robin is going to go, oh, really? >> you tell him, really. >> i have proof. always great to have you here. [ applause ] amy's teen crush in "sweet
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home alabama." thanks for telling him, george, he can hear you. >> please welcome josh lucas. ♪ sweet home alabama here, there? >> anywhere you like. anywhere you like. >> i have my own notes here. >> yes. we'll talk "breakthrough." in a moment. you're a dad in real life. you're a coach now. >> i'm the coach of the fighting flounders on pure 6. the brooklyn conservation league. it shoots out into the east river, all of new york city in the background there. we were undefeated until a couple of days ago. >> your son is 6.
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that's really important. >> he's 6. the only person on the team who noticed we lost. nobody else really did. but it's a pretty amazing place to coach and also to be a coach of a 6-year-old team. nothing but joy for me. >> that's at will of fun. >> speaking of joy, "sweet home alabama" brings me a lot of it. superfans out there, it's been -- how many years? >> 16 years now. >> oh, my gosh. we heard possibly there could be a sequel, can you share, shed any light? >> i think i've absolutely said yes. the director who i did just another movie with, we just did a movie with katie holmes coming out later in the year. we discussed it extensively. we're lobbying the world to join us. >> yes. [ cheers and applause ] >> right now. >> anyone who's noticed reese is quite busy these day and she's got a few projects on her plate. where do you think your
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character jack and reese's character melanie would be today? >> i don't know. the proposal the director had which was quite interesting, my character is back in alabama. reese's character actually is in new york with our kids and we're divorced. so the whole life is supercomplicated. >> you're going to win her back, right? >> patrick dempsey's character ask sill in the picture. >> oh, my good zmrns that's just a proposal. >> that's a pretty good pitch. >> my favorite line, who brings a baby to a bar? >> "breakthrough" is out today. a film that people should see. it had such deep meaning. you play a father, your child looks like it is not going to make it. the power of prayer. talk about being on set for that. >> an extraordinary true story that happened a few years back. a 14-year-old boy was playing on
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the ice and he was underwater for 15 minutes. he was lifeless, no pulse, no nothing for 15 hours. they bring the mother into the room to say good-bye. she begins -- comes into the room refuses to believe that he's gone and so she starts praying and speaking to her god and his pulse comes back. then, the story goes through what happened after that. the doctors say, a, no way he'll be able to survive this. she said no, my son is going to be completely fine. the story of what happens with the doctors and everybody but our relationship, even though i'm quite religious in the movie and in real life he was as well, he had a lot of doubts. it's a really remarkable story and a remarkable testament to
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faith and prayer and it's a fascinating fim m to say the least. >> here's a little bit of that right now. >> melissa thinks that everyone is waiting for john to die. it's just taking longer than they expected. >> what do you think. >> i'm sorry, but i think she's right. i can see it their faces and everyone's face. except -- >> mine. i believe god can heal our son completely. >> i know you do. [ applause ] >> wow. >> as you said, it's a true story. you guys really stuck to a really strict time line. >> with this movie, anyone who's a faith-based people will go see it. we were sort of looking to honor in a way and have people come and look, this story is
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accurately told down to the filmmakers, this happened at this can exact moment. when people see the movie, they'll see there's a really strict code that we had to extent to tell the story. my son and i went to the premiere. we sat with joyce smith, the real mom and real son. they kept leaning back. this exactly what happened. this is exactly what happened. to the point where i had to be like, shh. you guys have seen the movie, i haven't. you know, i think part of the thing, the responsibility you have when you tell a true story if the people are still alive and around for them to be proud of the movie and they are -- they love the movie. you see it in them when you're around them. >> also very accurate the basketball scenes because of the executive producer steph curry and he was very much involved.
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>> we had the great steph curry as -- he's the executive producer of the movie. it's his first movie executive producing. a lucky team of people here who brought a pretty beautiful piece of joyful cinema out there which i think a lot of us right now are searching for. [ cheers and applause ] >> incredibly happy for you. from breakout from sweet home alabama -- >> staying in the game. >> so much more than that. so wonderful to see this. you have to see this. it's on! get to the ross spring shoe event to score the latest styles for the whole family... ...and something for you. oh yeah. that's yes for less. you heard me - 20 to 60 percent off
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[ applause ] we're back now with it's a story about how love and perseverance helped one woman beat so many odds. regina louise was moved to movet facilities before she found her forever home. her new lifetime movie "i am somebody's child."
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first, linsey davis has her story. >> i want nothing more to do with this child. i want her out of my life. >> reporter: the new movie tells a story of rejection and perseverance. >> you had a hard day. your dad gave me some information that may help me find your mother. >> reporter: a young african-american girl forced to navigate life in and out of fosters homes all by the 18 years old. she found her shining light. >> you're not going to be alone. you're going to be okay. you're going to be all right. >> reporter: group counselor believed in regina when no one else did. taking her under her wing, attempting several times to adopt the then 13-year-old.
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>> i reject the grounds -- >> reporter: racial injustice stood in her way. defeating the odds and succeeding, 25 years later, regina got her forever mom in the very same courthouse that previously denied them. we're proud to have regina lewis louise here live with us. right, right. you put out into the universe. you wrote a book. you wanted this to be on the screen. you fought for years to make it happen. >> absolutely. 16 years i worked it. yes, yes. and i heard a lot of nos and i remember someone saying, every no is just the door to your yes. keep going. keep going. i hit it hard. robin, i'm like nothing -- somebody told me there are no
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black girls to play you so we can't make this movie. then, i'll wait until one is born. because this movie is going to get made. >> yes! >> we heard what linsey said. it's so poetic and true, the very courtroom where you were denied years later that's where the adoption went through. >> you can't mess with that, robin. how do i talk on that? how do you talk on providence? some things are left in the world of the gods and we let them do what they do and make the conditions. hammer it. hit it hard. stay to it. stay to that. yolanda adams said, if there's something in you keep the dream alive don't let it die. keep trying. that's what i did. i was determined to take every black girl and bring her from the margin to the center which is why we're sitting right here,
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right now. do you feel me, robin in. >> yes. lifetime is going to have a psa talking about the foster care system. >> yes. >> which is so important. 's your message for anybody who's in that system right now. >> my book is what motivates this movie, check what people are leading you to believe. okay, check the messages. check your belief systems. be willing to go inside and ask yourself, is that what i believe about myself? what you're saying about me. i was led to believe that would make something of myself and i was led to believe -- i was led to believe i wouldn't. and so, check that. check the things that motivate you and make sure that the things, the spells that people are putting on you you're
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willing to con-sign yourself to. but willing to know more about you and be willing to do whatever it is to pursue your destiny from your own experience, not what someone who has led you to believe. unless of course, if it speaks to your higher self by all means. >> i posted on instagram. i'm reading this book "limitless." there's quote, don't allow -- the author, i encourage you not to give a vote on your life that shouldn't even have a voice. what would you tell yourself? if you look back, what would you tell yourself? >> the best way i could do it is -- ♪ don't stop believin' ♪ hold on to the feelin'
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>> don't stop believin'. [ cheers and applause ] >> she's an author, she can sing, and she has a great movie, "i am somebody's child." the regina louise story premieres saturday on lifetime. ginger. >> i'll be singing all day. thank you, ladies. how about we do this? we talk about washington state with these gorgeous views of the tulips there in skagit valley. they have rain almost every day it's starting to look a lot more like spring and summer with some fog and haze this morning. total shun shiunshine. 50s at [ cheers and applause ] and now, "strahan & sara."
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strahan is not here. keke palmer. >> we got keke palmer. >> hey, everybody. today, we got stassi from vanderpump rules and a whole lot more. be sure to tune in. >> you had me at keke palmer. next, right here on "gma," how to upgrade your wardrobe for
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good morning, bay areameyaa. let's get up and get going. good morning, i'm dion lim for abc 7 mornings chlts let's get to mike nicco and the forecast. hey, mike. >> hey there. the fog is going away. it's not getting too warm today but that sunshine will definitely be up there in the uvx high. for thursday and friday, 70s. 50s and 60s on saturday, but pretty comfortable for sunday. we did clear out eastbound at 880 and niles. that is thinning tou inning out. a new crash involving a motorcycle on the san mateo.
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