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threatened to do. trump tonight saying he might sue ted cruz over being born in canada. and on the other side, bernie sanders is asked, is he standing in the way of history? the first woman president. how he answers. also breaking, the fbi on the case. a horrific machete attack at an american restaurant. and life-threatening cold on the way. temperatures in some places not seen in almost 100 years. diane sawyer is here tonight. and 17 years after columbine, one of the mothers of the shooters. breaking her silence on the signs missed. >> could you have prevented what happened to columbine? and tim tebow is here tonight. hard to imagine he would have had trouble at the prom. tonight, how he's helping thousands.
great to have you with us on a very busy friday night. we begin with breaking developments in the race for the white house. donald trump's threat late today. the fight in south carolina, known for rough and tumble presidential politics. donald trump saying he may sue ted cruz himself because cruz was born in canada. the next showdown is 24 hours away. jonathan karl leading us off. >> reporter: for a moment, it looked like we'd be seeing a kinder, gentler donald trump. >> i won't use foul language. i'm just not going to do it. >> reporter: trump is now taking his feud with ted cruz to a new level, tweeting this threat. "if ted cruz doesn't clean up his act, stop cheating, and doing negative ads, i have standing to sue him for not being a natural born citizen." cruz is pummeling trump with ads in south carolina featuring this woman trump tried to force to
>> vera coking's home was all she had left, but it stood in donald trump's way. >> reporter: what the ad doesn't mention -- the woman did not end up losing her house. >> there's more than a little irony in donald accusing anyone of being nasty. >> reporter: cruz and trump's other rivals are now criticizing the billionaire's tendency to do this. >> i would bomb the [ bleep ] out of them. i was going to say they're full of [ bleep ], but i won't say that. she got [ bleep ], she lost. she said he's a [ bleep ]. that's terrible, terrible. >> is anybody here worried about the front-running candidate front of children? [ applause ] this is like -- what is going on? >> reporter: jeb bush sounding off today during a forum at south carolina's most conservative christian university. there's a reason you're going to see four presidential candidates conservatives at bob jones university. south carolina, two-thirds of the voters here are expected to be evangelicals.
trump's foul mouth. what about when you hear him swear? >> when he cusses or does dirty things that he does, it just doesn't really look christian. >> reporter: but today, here's something else for evangelicals to consider. this actress in this cruz ad hitting marco rubio? >> maybe you should vote for more than just a pretty face next time. >> reporter: well, it turns out she's a porn star. cruz dropped the ad when he found out. >> and jon joins us from south carolina. another big debate tomorrow night. donald trump said he would stop swearing, tone it down, but tonight threatening to sue. >> reporter: that gives you a sense of what i expect to be an all-out brawl tomorrow night. the stakes are especially high for ted cruz. this is a state with a lot of the evangelical voters. he has to prove he's not just a one-hit wonder that can only win in iowa. >> jon, thank you. meantime, on the democratic side, a fierce battle as well. in particular, african-american voters, who will have a major voice in deciding which of the two candidates gets the
after the smiles last night, then the fireworks. senator sanders, asked by the moderators if he could be standing in the way of history in this country. the possibility of the first woman president. mary bruce in south carolina with how he answered. >> reporter: tonight, hillary clinton's new ad invokes the horrific church shooting in charleston, south carolina, using the husband of a victim. reverend anthony thompson. his wife myra singleton thompson was killed that day. >> hillary is really committed to making sure that the guns don't get into the wrong hands. >> reporter: bernie sanders is channeling the pain of another african-american family. >> i was able to see my dad die on national tv. >> reporter: erica, whose father, eric garner, was killed by police. >> we need to believe in a leader like bernie sanders. >> reporter: both candidates battling for key african-american votes. at last night's debate, something else. sanders asked if he's standing in the way of the first woman
>> senator, do you worry at all that you will be the instrument of thwarting history as senator clinton keeps claiming? >> i think from an historical point of view, somebody with my background, somebody with my views, i think a sanders victory would be of some historical accomplishment as well. [ applause ] >> i'm not asking people to support me because i'm a woman. i'm asking people to support me because i think i'm the most qualified, experienced and ready person to be the president and the commander-in-chief. [ applause ] and -- >> reporter: david, secretary clinton is convinced that embracing president obama is the right strategy. but bernie sanders said he would be a better president on race. and word from the national weather service that life-threatening cold is moving in for 65 million americans. from the plains to the
expected to shatter records. here's linsey davis. >> reporter: tonight, the lake effect snow machine in full blast. some areas in western new york getting more than three feet of snow. abc's indra petersons, in buffalo. >> reporter: it's been a relatively mild winter so far by buffalo standards, but that is about to change. a dangerously cold arctic air mass is moving in tonight. meaning by tomorrow morning we could set a 100-year-old record. >> reporter: from the midwest all the way to north carolina, the national weather service is warning conditions will result in frostbite and lead to hypothermia or death if precautions are not taken. >> i think it's a very serious situation. >> reporter: the cold already causing damage. a burst pipe in scranton, pennsylvania, turning these homes into ice castles. in some places, it could feel like 40 below zero this weekend. and at temperatures like that, minutes. david? linsey davis, thanks to you.
in new york tonight. some temperatures not seen in 100 years? >> reporter: yes, we've had a couple of shots of cold air this season. but this next one, we're going to have to protect life and property. record-setting stuff. huge trough in the east. arctic air will be coming down, the peak of it will be sunday morning. these are actual low temperatures. 1 in new york. minus 6 in boston. those two will be records. and look at the windchills, minus 21 in new york. minus 30, boston. minus 36 in albany. frostbite setting in just a matter of minutes in that case. what we don't need is a storm coming, that's what we'll get on monday and tuesday. it will start as snow in the big cities, but will change over to rain in the west. but first, we need to get through the cold of the weekend. >> rob, thank you. in the meantime, breaking developments after a terrifying
law enforcement saying he was known to the fbi. that man, tearing through the restaurant, then leading police on a high-speed chase. alex perez with the 911 calls tonight. >> somebody pulled out a machete and started stabbing people. >> reporter: tonight, investigators trying to figure out what triggered an attack in columbus, ohio. >> how many people hurt? >> one seriously, we need an ambulance very badly. >> reporter: beginning about 6:00 p.m. thursday night, at nazareth restaurant. police say the attacker, storming in with a machete in hand. >> i was on the ground, and i just thought to myself, at any moment i'll get a knife in my back. >> reporter: she said the attacker remained silent and went table to table. hacking at customers. many defending themselves with chairs. >> there was blood everywhere. >> reporter: authorities say he took off in a car, eventually tracking him down and shooting him dead.
going into a public place. those are the things that give us concern. >> reporter: the attack leaving four people injured, including one critically. the fbi now working with investigators here trying to figure out a motive. law enforcement says he was known to the fbi, but was not under a full-scale investigation. tonight, new fears of a possible link to miscarriage. two american women suffering miscarriages when returning home. and tonight, new word of a new test you can take to check for the zika virus. here's eva pilgrim. >> reporter: tonight, a new concern in the fight against zika. the cdc confirming two pregnant american women, traveling abroad, contracted the virus, then miscarried when they returned home. >> our goal really is to protect pregnant women. that's the key priority right
>> reporter: researchers already seeing a strong link between zika and birth defects of the brain. now the cdc is looking at whether zika causes miscarriage. samantha mejia was pregnant when she visited her husband's family in honduras before the travel warning. >> the biggest thing was knowing that i was pregnant and hearing all the different studies come out. >> reporter: when samantha came home, she tested positive for zika. she miscarried at nine weeks. the placenta also testing positive for zika. >> and his sister is pregnant right now, so we're very concerned for her and her baby. >> reporter: david, this latest finding from the cdc highlighting just how little we really know about the zika virus. researchers say they're learning more every day. david? >> eva, thank you. let's get right to dr. besser. who spent years at the cdc. there's no confirmed connection yet to the miscarriages, right? >> it's not proven, but it is suggestive. and it's likely, if zika can
can cause other problems. >> and there's news of a possible new test? >> yes, 80% of infections have no symptoms. it will allow us to follow pregnant women and identify those who are truly infected, and should be here by mosquito season. >> thank you, dr. besser. and now to a deadly school shooting in glendale, arizona, involving two teenagers. the school on lockdown. a huge group of worried parents there gathering outside independence high school. waiting to take their children home. students in shock. the girls were found dead, and a gun was recovered by their bodies. both were 15 years old. it's unclear who fired or what the motive or plan was. police are now suggesting no one else was involved in the shootings. the aerial pictures of the parents and students evacuating have become all too familiar in this country.
years ago, our nation watched the horror unfold in columbine high school. the student ecaping from the broken window. students fleeing with their hand hands in the air. and the yearbook photos of the two gunmen. on the right there, dylan klebold. tonight, for the first time, klebold's mother is breaking her silence. here's diane sawyer with her exclusive. >> the police were there and the helicopters were going over. and i remember thinking, if this is true, if dylan is really hurting people, somehow, he has to be stopped. and that -- at that moment, i prayed that he would die. that god, stop this, just make it stop. don't let him hurt anybody. >> reporter: and so her quest begins. she says, she goes back over every year of her life with a magnifying glass. looking for the path of her son's descent and the clues that
>> sometimes he would seem -- you know, distant or quiet. and i remember asking him, are you okay? are you sure you're okay? you seem so tired. and he'd stand up and say, i've got a lot of homework. i just, i need to go to bed. >> reporter: and you let it go. >> and i let it go. and that's the difference. if it were me today, i would dig and dig and dig. i felt that i was a good mom. that he would, he could talk to me about anything. part of the shock of this was the -- was that learning that what i believed and how i lived and how i parented was an invention in my own mind. that it was a completely different world that he was living in. >> reporter: she says not a day goes by she doesn't think of the victims and their families. >> i just remember sitting there and reading about them. all these kids and the teacher.
constantly thought how i would feel if it were the other way around and one of their children had shot mine. i would feel exactly the way they did. i know i would. i know i would. >> and diane is with us now. 17 years have gone by. so why now? >> she says it took a long time to stare the truth in the face. to go back over her life, look at every part of it. she's been on a quest to understand how she missed what she missed. whrasp, what she should have done differently. and she's been talking to experts to try to find something useful for another parent. hoping to prevent it from happening again. >> a special edition of "20/20," a diane sawyer exclusive. silence broken, a mother's reckoning, tonight at 10:00 p.m. eastern right here.
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the field. but tonight, what tebow is quietly doing off the field. more important than the magazine covers, are the children he's helped along the way. tebow, born in the philippines, his parents missionaries. he was inspired by children with special needs, who simply needed a champion. years later, he's now rolling out the red carpet. >> i want to fight for these people moreso than play football, moreso than anything else in my life. that's what i want to do. can i get a hug? >> reporter: the tim tebow foundation sponsoring what's called the night to shine, prom who otherwise wo 70,000 volunteers, 32,000 guests. 200 proms held in churches, 23 different faiths. in florida, getting ready for the prom tonight. >> thank you for the flowers. >> reporter: just listen to colin. >> for him to come here to share all that with us -- i think he cares about us. >> reporter: in new york city, volunteers getting ready for tonight.
thinking about it. >> you're special and important. let's have so much fun tonight, okay? [ applause ] >> reporter: arm in arm. walking them in. ready for the dance. a night to shine for thousands. and so we choose all of the young dancers given the night to shine. thank you for watching. i'm david muir. i hope to see you right back here on monday. good night.mahsout scene 13-action news takes you inside the room where a overnight
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