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mi jumped 52 cents a gallon on the whole sale market earlier this week. california gas prices are already among the highest in the nation. californians, i would take the bus or walk. >> it's going to cost so much to get your latte down the street at the starbucks or the fancy coffee shop. >> that's a lot of money. 30 cents is a huge jump. >> the term snowbird refers to someone who heads to warmer climates during the winter, then returns home when the weather warms up and this might be the ultimate snowbird story. >> the snowbird we're talking about arrived in a small cage, at an airport north of chicago. she's nadia, the cat. she disappeared from the home of
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wisconsin nearly two months ago. >> nadia was found nearly 1500 miles away in naples, florida. a woman found her, had her microchip checked and located the stockers who are happy to have nadia back home. help, folks. got to get those microchips. i bet she didn't drive. >> i wonder how she did get there though. >> i bet she knew about the gas >> must have been quite a tornado. >> a sweet reunion. >> yeah. exactly. coming up, toys of tomorrow revealed today. our giz wiz shows us the best best toys at this year's toy fair. >> also ahead, the controversy at this year's academy awards. the african-american superstars in hollywood speaking out. >> and pope francis and his fondness for children. how he's reaching out to the youngest believers and how they're responding. that's after today's forecast. how is it 61 degrees in great falls? how is that possible?
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updating our breaking story, a gunman's rampage in a small community in kansas. police say 38-year-old cedric ford fired on people from his vehicle before entering the lawn moor factory where he worked. a shooting spree left more than three dead and a dozen wounded. ford was killed by the first officer who responded. police believe something triggered his attack but aren't saying what his motive was. >> bill cosby has dropped a defamation lawsuit against supermodel beverly johnson who accused him of drugging her back in the 1980s. his lawyer says he wants to focus on the criminal case against him in pennsylvania. she says the suit against johnson will be refiled before the statute of limitations runs out. >> turning to history being made
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made no secret about his affection for children. >> but now the pontiff is putting his pen where his heart is writing "dear pope francis," the first children's book ever written by a pontiff. here's abc's jesse palmer. >> the book is made up of exchanges between the pope and kids from around the world. >> dear pope francis. >> reporter: gma sat down with not two, not four, but 12 of them, including juan pablo from argentina, natasha from kenya, and william from chicago. >> dear pope francis, if you could do one miracle, what would it be? >> reporter: the pope's answer, i would heal every child. the book may be for kids, but it offers information that readers from all ages will find interesting. the pope says he cries often. he also reports that he loves to dance the tango and he's passionate about soccer. the pontiff met with his kid co-authors this week in rome
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gifts from their homelands, maple syrup from canada. >> this is good. >> reporter: a soccer ball from a pair of uggs, yes, ugg boots from australia. >> oh, thank you very much. the kids was life altering and nerve racking. > a little bit scared. >> not scared. that's a lie. >> one moment i felt excited but then i felt like, well, this is probably my only time i'm going to meet him so i don't want to blow this. >> reporter: the experience enabling them not exactly to touch the hand of god but to tug at the heart of god's right-hand man. jesse palmer, abc news, new york. >> so sweet. apparently they asked for questions from kids ages 6 to 13 who were catholics and noncatholics. and these were the questions. >> they received about 259 questions from 26 countries in 14 different languages. very cool there.
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one. coming up, the best of the best. he always says that and he always delivers. from this year's north american international toy fair. >> our own giz wiz, dick debartolo checks out everything edible bubbles. that's next. computers to
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because all i want to do is have some fun i got a feeling i'm not the only one because all i want to do is have some fun i got a feeling i'm not the only one so we can't stop thinking of all the fun we had at this year's north american international toy fair here in new york. >> perhaps no one had more fun than our giz wiz dick debartolo. >> reporter: it's toy fair time again where kids of all ages get to play around with the newest toys and gadgets from building your own computers to the world's smallest vacuum. it's great because i had a bagel for breakfast. perfect. i'm going to show you a couple of my favorites. >> going to get it. >> you know what, i was just playing my banana. i really was.
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we're at makey makey and they have one of the most fun things and john's going to tell us what we're doing here. so john, why does my banana play? >> what we're doing with makey a circuit. you're flipping a switch. you ground your hand here and you do that. it is not just a banana piano. you can literally do anything that you can imagine that you can do with a keyboard on the internet, you can do with makey makey. >> after makey makey, i decided to walky walky to megatracks, a cool new twist on the old lionel train set. >> what is this? >> megatracks is a whole new rail system with the idea we wanted to let kids create whatever they want and build it wherever they want. we've taken the idea of tracks that are sturdy and are rigid. we've said we want tracks that are flexible and can be manipulated to create things that are in their wildest imagination. >> the amazing thing is on the way here, our cab driver drove
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way. next it's off to another kind of transportation. >> the pocket drone. okay. this is really unique and steven here is going to tell us actually show us what this is and does. >> okay. so the pocket drone was created meant for portability. so thing that you can take with you on the go. it does come with a bag. something easily be able to fit anywhere. you went biking with your friends or picnic with your girlfriend. whatever the case may be. you don't want to the carry a nice big drone that has a 720 hd you want something you take right out of your pocket. hence we made the pocket drone. >> this is one of my favorite things here. just like that, i was off again. of course, i needed a light lunch break and what could be lighter han edible bubbles. not bad. it's turkey i think and stuffing. >> tutti-frutti.
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i was close. finally to end my day, i can't help but make a quick stop to hang with some old furry friends. >> every year we go by folkmani puppets. i thought this year why bother because there's never anything new in puppets and that's why -- oh, what are you talking about? >> oh, are you new too? >> yeah. what is on my head? is that -- oh, that is the world's cutest toupee. wow. wow. who are you? >> i'm the brown bear cub. >> brown bear cub. can you speak -- who is this is guy? >> this is a french bulldog. >> french bulldog. >> yeah. and that's my buddy the raccoon over there. >> well, you found trash. here i am. and just like trash, it's time to take it to the curb. see you next year toy fair. >> thank you, dick, for that
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just anyone can't roll up to the toy fair. you've got to be a toy insider or with the media. and even media folks -- banana an instrument. who knew. >> make it play like a piano. >> i'm not sure about the edible bubbles. i don't think i want my kids trying to eat the bubbles. >> i don't know that i can get on board with that one at all. >> i'm not so sure they're organic either. >> we should note, this was the 113th year. and as is tradition, next year will be the 114th. >> that's a good detail. >> you're welcome.are beautiful, unless you have allergies. then your eyes may see it differently. only flonase is approved to relieve both itchy, watery eyes and congestion. no other nasal allergy spray can say that. when we breathe in allergens our bodies react by over producing six key inflammatory substances that cause our symptoms. most allergy pills only control one substance. flonase controls six. and six is greater than one. complete allergy relief or incomplete. let your eyes decide.
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here's abc's brandi hitt. >> reporter: the buzz surrounding this year's oscars isn't just about who's walking the red carpet. it's also about who's not. >> i will not be at the academy awards and i won't be watching. >> we're not coming. not going. >> reporter: for a second year in a row, all 20 of the nominees in the acing categories are white resparking the twitter #oscar sowhite. leading to protests and boycotts. >> what are they calling you? >> "beast of no nation" idris elba was passed over for an oscar nod only to be nominated and win a screen actor's guild award weeks later on tnt. >> ladies and gentlemen, welcome to diverse tv. >> this is that watershed moment when the academy changes because they're being forced to change. >> reporter: the academy has now put forth new initiatives to double the number of women and minority voters by 2020 and increase diversity on the
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needs to be addressed across the industry. >> reporter: in fact, a new university of southern california study on diversity looking at 2014 and 2015 gives failing grades to every hollywood movie studio and most tv makers. >> our study makes it really clear, hollywood is a straight white boy's club. >> reporter: all eyes are now on this year's oscar host chris rock who told "essence" magazine in its march issue, black women get paid less than everybody in hollywood. everybody's talking about jennifer lawrence, talk to gabrielle union. >> it is going to be an extremely memorable monologue simply because of that particular topic. >> reporter: in fact, an oscars producer says chris rock threw out his original monologue and completely rewritten it to include the diversity controversy. brandi hitt, abc news, hollywood. join us on sunday night at 7:00 eastern for everything oscars. 4:00 pacific, of course, here on abc and tune in and join us here
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morning for a full wrap-up. >> you got your tux? >> i got it measured. i'll post a photo on my instagram. >> everyone's looking forward to that. >> we're all getting dressed up. >> glad you told me. go get a dress. >> wait till you see jack's outfit really. wait till you see jack's
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hd-5 breaking news on "world news now." deadly gunfire in kansas. >> the heart-stopping moments at a small town factory where several people are dead. new details overnight about the gunman, his assault rifle and the survivors. our other major headline -- the verbal smackdown on last night's republican debate in houston. did marco rubio steal the show
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airline accident -- new details about the jet that slammed into the runway seconds before takeoff. what investigators just revealed. and later, valuable lessons. the anchorwoman stepping from the news desk to the classroom to share vital stories from the past. an important black history month lesson on this friday, february 26th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning. on what is really a busy friday morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm reena ninan. >> let's get started with the top story, that deadly shooting incident in can. 38-year-old cedric ford went on a shooting rampage, according to authorities, in his town, shooting people and then storming a lawn mower worked. >> evers killed by police after and wounding more than a dozen weapon. linsey davis has details.
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including the shooter are dead after a shooting at a company called excel industries. 14 others were injured in the gunfire. >> we had a report of an active shooter inside of excel industries. we have numerous people shot inside the building. we have a number of people killed inside the building. >> reporter: coworkers and friends hugging outside the building where lawn equipment is manufactured. >> and then i seen a mob of people start running out saying run, run, and pop, pop, pop, pop, that's all i heard and everybody started scattering out of the building. and i didn't realize what had happened till we got outside and i started seeing wounded people coming out. >> reporter: officials say he began shooting from his car at the facility where he was an employee. >> he was traveling and shooting from his car. >> reporter: police say the shooter was shot and killed by law enforcement and that they're investigating at least four other crime scenes. >> he was a really nice guy and seemed not this kind of person. that's for sure. >> i heard him yell something. that's what got our attention. turned around.
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appeared like, and fired a few shots before he went in and ducked down and went into the building. >> reporter: the threat so serious, nearby hesston college was on lockdown. >> this will take some time to work through this. there's been so many crime scenes and there's so many people. this is just a horrible incident that's happened here to harvey it's so spread out. get through this. >> reporter: governor sam brownbeck tweeting, please send your thoughts and prayers to the people of hesston linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> police say something triggered cedric ford before the spree but aren't discussing a spec motive. ford reportedly had a long criminal record. excel industries will be closed till authorities complete their investigation. flags across kansas have been ordered to fly at half-staff today to honor all of the victims. as details come in overnight from kansas, will for our updates all morning long and the latest from kansas on "america
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now to the other major story we're following this morning, explosive republican debate. marco rubio and ted cruz tag teaming donald trump, their last chance to slow his momentum before super tuesday. the candidates took the stage in houston after this poll of florida voters shows trump in a substantial lead in rubio's home state. abc's bazi kanani has the highlights. >> reporter: donald trump took to the stage miles ahead of his rivals and trump quickly drew their fire. >> you're the only person on the stage that's ever been fined for hiring people to work on your projects illegally. you hired some workers -- >> i'm the only one on the stage that's ever hired people. you haven't hired one person. >> he hired workers from poland. >> reporter: the tension made for some heated exchanging. >> here's a guy that inherited $200 million. if he hadn't inheriteded $200 million, you know where donald trump would be right now? selling watches in manhattan. >> no, no, no. >> reporter: marco rubio and ted cruz are fighting for second place and the chance to become
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years has given money to jimmy carter, joe biden, hillary clinton. >> reporter: the gop's 2012 presidential nominee, mitt romney, has suggested there's a returns. returns. but i can't release it while i'm under an audit. >> reporter: the former president of mexico, viscente fox on thursday used obscenity to say his country would never pay for trump's wall. >> the wall just got ten feet taller, believe me. >> reporter: for the gop stragglers, super tuesday could be their last hoorah. a strong showing on super tuesday could put trump in front for good. >> this guy's a choke artist and this guy's a liar. other than that, i rest my case. >> reporter: bazi kanani, abc news, washington. no fireworks at all last night. the democrats in the meantime are sharpening their pitch to african-american voters with the south carolina primary just a
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hillary clinton campaigned at a black church in south carolina with new jersey senator cory booker at her side and talked about gun control and recalled the charleston church massacre. and former president clinton made several stops across the state, as well to rally for his wife. they plan to make a joint appearance this evening. as for bernie sanders, well, he insists he is not giving up on winning in the south. but he spent the day in ohio and michigan. sanders took part in a forum in flint to discuss the city's water crisis. he said he hopes americans will look at what happened in flint and say, never again. sanders will turn his attention back to south carolina later today when he returns for back back-to-back rallies. new developments in the politically charged battle over the next supreme court justice. the republican governor of nevada says he's not interested in the job. brian sandoval's name has been floated as a possible nominee earlier this week. he said while the consideration is beyond humbling, he does not want to be considered right now. top republicans in the senate have said they won't consider the president's nominee in any case. let's turn to the security showdown taking place between apple and the federal
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apple has filed aggressive formal response to a judge's order calling on the company to assist the fbi in unlocking the iphone of san bernardino shooter syed farook. the company claims the government is seeking what it calls dangerous powers. apple's filing also says that the constitution forbids what the government is asking it to do. on capitol hill yesterday, fbi director james comey called the whole thing the hardest question that he's seen in government. >> i don't know whether there is evidence of the identity of another terrorist on the phone or nothing at all. but we ought to be fired in the fbi if we didn't pursue that lead. >> komicomb comey also countered apple's claim if software is to unlock the iphone, it would put users everywhere at risk of hacking. he said that was not a legitimate concern.
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week. the aaron andrews trial the erin andrews trial were with shown secretly recorded nude videos of her. she left the courtroom right before the images were ceremony. an expert testified at least 16 million people had viewed the videos online. andrews is suing the man who shot the videos in the nashville hotel where she was staying for $75 million. she is expected to take the stand next week. police in dallas are asking a grand jury to consider domestic violence charges against cleveland browns quarterback johnny manziel. manziel is accused of hitting his ex-girlfriend and threatening to kill her and himself. manziel's father says since then, the family has tried and failed to get him into rehab. the browns have indicated they will release manziel in march. a little bit of sports news right now, and baseball for that matter. baseball fans may take to calling a decision to ban rolling block slides the chase utley rule. you may recall during last year's playoffs, utley of the
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in the process. it was utley's attempt to break up a potential double play. take a look again. from now on, those types of slides are banned. violations of the new rule can get both the runner and the batter called out. some absolutely extraordinary scenes from the waters off the north shore of oahu. it was the big wave surfing competition. this is known as the yeti. >> this is so cool. when they say big, they mean really, really, really huge. the competition only takes place in sustained waves of at least 40 feet. organizers said yesterday's swells were up to 60 feet. >> so a local surfer named john john florence was the winner of the event after catching rides on four massive waves. this was the first eddy competition in six years. no one knows when the next one will be, as the saying goes, the bay calls the day. >> yeah, they block off like a three-month portion during the
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highest there. every day they go out, survey, try to get a sense of whether or not it's going to be big enough for the competition. and today -- or thursday was the lucky day. incredible scenes there. >> incredible surfers. this is not for the weak of heart. >> they're not bad. they're pretty good. >> you're better, huh. >> wow, the kelly slaters of the world there. coming up in "the mix"," what husbands are really thinking while their wives shop. the pictures tell the story. >> they're hoping that their bank accounts are okay. also ahead, history lesson. the anchorwoman going back to school to share a haunting discovery that she made about her own family's past. and the unforgettable airline accident that happened seconds after takeoff. a major lead from investigators. join us on facebook. you should. wnnfans.com and twitter @abcwnn. you're watching abc "world news now." you're watching abc "world news now." (ugh.)
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well, returning to our breaking story. a deadly workplace shooting at a lawn mower manufacturer in can kansas. the gunman 38-year-old cedric ford he worked for the company. he opened fire outside, then went inside and continued firing. ford killed three people and wounded more than a dozen others before being shot and killed by police. police say that something triggered ford's attack but they haven't said what his motive could be. we'll stay on top of this breaking story. a former bp big rig supervisor has been found not guilty in a case linked to the
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robert kaluza was tried on a single misdemeanor charge of pollution. prosecutors said that he and another rig supervisor botched a negative pressure test and missed clear signals of trouble before the explosion on the deepwater horizon rig. a very different verdict has been handed down by investigators in the case of a us airways jet crash as it tried philadelphia. >> at the time, the airline but now investigators are blaming pilot error. here's abc's david kerley. >> oh, my god, my plane. my plane just crashed. >> reporter: it was a scramble. >> the plane is on fire. >> reporter: for the 154 people to get off the jet. >> i see smoke down there. we're going to dispatch the emergency vehicles. >> reporter: this, after the four-second flight ended by slamming onto the pavement in march of 2014. first reports of a blown tire or landing gear trouble were wrong. it was pilot error. according to the ntsb, the pilots didn't input a piece of information into the flight
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so, as the jet started to take off, warnings. the captain puts the nose down and the jet slams onto that runway and bounces 15 feet back into the air before sliding to rest. the ntsb says, not following procedures and the captain's decision to reject the takeoff are the probable causes. the airline says it made several changes to our procedures, manuals and training. no one was injured. the pilots have not flown for the airline since that incident. and neither has that damaged aircraft. david kerley, abc news, washington. >> absolutely amazing stuff there. coming up in our next half hour, the elaborate hoax played on a high school in pennsylvania. the honor student who turned out to be a 23-year-old. how he managed to fool everyone from students and teachers to parents and administrators. but first, delivering a valuable history lesson to students around the country. how this new york news anchor is
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>> announcer: "world news now" well, it is the stock in trade of television journalists, like ourselves, to bring you you the news of the day. >> very rarely are we given an opportunity to shine new light on past events that can change the way we view history. but that's just what one of our colleagues here in new york city is doing with a story especially poignant during black history month. >> reporter: for more than two decades, cheryl wills has been delivering the news of the day. on cable tv. >> cheryl news 1. >> hi, how you doing? >> reporter: and every week, she delivers a different message to school children all across the country. know your history.
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this is one of the scenes i demanded to be put in the book. >> reporter: wills pens a new book called "the emancipation of grandpa sandy wills," the story of her great, great, great grand faeshgs a slave who fought in the civil war. >> can you believe we once fit in these chairs? my knees are hurting. > my thighs are like sandwiched together right now. >> reporter: squeezing into those tiny desks at ps 55 in the bronx -- >> this used to be really big to me. >> this used to be big. once upon a time. >> reporter: i was curious why her family history matters to the rest of us. >> >> see my story so you can see your own. that's really the other take away. this is not just cheryl's whimsical fantasy. it's really a call to action for all kids to say, you know what, my grandfather or my great, great grandparents probably did something, too. let me look into that.
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exploring and researching and digging deeper. >> reporter: cheryl started digging deeper into her history years ago. the book recounts the sad chapter that started that search, her father's death when she was 13 years old. as she learned more about her history and specifically grandpa wills, she thought this could be a teaching tool. >> i want kids to say my family also walked through whatever chapter in american history and they're important, too. when i learn about, you know, the civil rights movement, i need to figure out what was my family's role at that time. >> reporter: the book is really hitting home with kids, especially these youngsters at ps 55. >> give her a hand. thank you for reading the story. >> reporter: located in one of the poorest congressional districts in the country, many of the children here are homeless. they were as excited to see the tv lady as they were to meet the woman behind the book. >> nice. >> reporter: including 7-year-old ventura. come here.
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no you don't have no kneel down. who was a handful, by the way. >> tells me i want to find out more about my family history. >> reporter: listen to this important takeaway that 12-year-old randy learned from the book. >> i was kind of disappointed that i thought when i was little when i first heard about slavery, i thought it was about kindness and all that. but when i started -- >> reporter: you used to think slavery was about kindness? >> when i started reading books about slavery, it's bad for people. >> knowledge is power. >> that's the key. you need to build on that power. and that gets kids to hold their heads up. >> yeah. >> and while they're at it, to pull their pants up. >> reporter: if you get them to pull their pants up, we won a big war. >> there should be a gold star on that book. >> reporter: there should be a gold star for it. >> she was just such a pleasure. this is her book, "the emancipation of grandpa sandy
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throughout new york city, in buffalo, in texas, as well. one of the cool things about it, there's also now a spanish version that i try to read. >> and a chinese version, as well. >> it's remarkable because kids really lieu to explore and to get them to think about their own heritage in a way that we used to do on construction paper and you write, my mom is, my dad is. this takes it to a whole new level. that's great. >> "the mix" is next. everyone loves the way dark clothes make them feel. and no one wants that feeling to fade. that's why there's woolite darks. it's free of harsh ingredients, keeping dark clothes looking like new for 30 washes so your love for dark clothes will never fade.
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the woman shops. it's got 200,000 followers on instagram. check out this photo. >> understandable. >> look at there one. >> that is every guy on this plant who has a lady. he knows that feeling into mouth wide open. bored. child falling asleep. >> not only bored, they're broke, also. >> there's that, too. >> because they're probably at some expensive neiman marcus or whatever. >> you can follow them at miserable men on instagram. >> so many men in that category. here's one guy who is in a great category. take a look at this shot. this is an intramural game. just like practice, he nails it. >> oh. >> that is the best shot ever. backwards three-quarter buzzer beater. >> never. >> this is georgia southern university. the number three play on "sportscenter" of their top three plays. totally like practice. >> the nba will be calling. >> should we polka? >> yeah. >> let's do it. >> it's the fabulous jalopy
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yeah! breaking news this morning on "world news now." tragedy in breaking news this morning on "world news now." tragedy in kansas. police say a gunman open fire at fellow employees at a factory killing several of them. the shock and grief in what is a tiny town. our other major story, political fireworks. last night's gop debate and the testy exchanges between donald
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did anyone come out ahead? and new this half hour, donations from one mother to another >> the latest breast milk exchange that promises to be the safest around. who is donating, who is accepting and why this can be a life-saving idea. and later, controversial comments from former supermodel cheryl tiegs. why she thinks today's models need to be slim. the reaction this friday, february 26th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. it's a very busy friday morning. i'm reena ninan. >> and i'm kendis gibson. let's get right to our top story this half hour. of course, we'll start with that tragedy in kansas. the deadly shooting spree there. police and co-workers say this man, 38-year-old cedric ford, is responsible. >> ford has a long arrest record. he was killed at the lawn mower equipment maker where he worked but not before taking three lives and wounding more than a dozen other people. abc's chuck sivertsen has details. >> reporter: gunfire and fear erupting in a small kansas
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>> the gun was strapped to him. he was ready to go. >> reporter: shortly after 6:00 p.m. eastern time, law enforcement says 38-year-old cedric ford, armed with what's believed to be an assault rifle and a pistol, went on a shooting spree. the suspect opening fire at two separate locations before walking into the excel industries plant in hesston, kansas. >> once he got into excel industries, he shot a person in the parking lot. and he entered into the building itself. >> reporter: that building, a lawn mower equipment company evacuated. outside employees lucky to be alive embraced. ford who was employed there was later killed by law enforcement. coworkers and neighbors are in shock. >> he was a really nice guy and seemed not this kind of person. that's for sure. >> i just can't believe that the guy that shot people up lived right across the street from us. >> reporter: kansas governor sam brownback took to social media tweeting, please send your
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people of hesston tonight. the shooting comes less than a week after authorities say a man open fire at several people in kalamazoo, michigan, killing six. chuck sivertsen, abc news, new york. >> police say the rampage was not an act of terrorism but they have not disclosed the motive. by one count, this is the 33rd mass shooting so far this year. of course, we'll be updating the developments from kansas all morning long. look for the latest in our next half hour and any breaking details on "america this morning." our other top story this morning, the showdown in texas. donald trump on the defensive taking fire from his left and right in debate number ten. >> marco rubio came out swinging and ted cruz joined in hitting trump on everything from immigration to the middle east. abc's arlette saenz has the highlights from the houston. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. there were five presidential candidates on the stage here in houston last night, but the debate looked more like the marco rubio versus donald trump show.
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unleashed attack after attack on donald trump, putting the republican front-runner on defense. >> you're the only person on this stage that's ever been fined for hiring people to work on your projects illegally. >> no, no, i'm the only one on the stage that's hired people. you haven't hired anybody. >> in fact, some of the people -- >> well, wait, hold on. >> by the way, i've hired tens of thousands of people over my job. >> here's a guy who inherited $00 million. if he hadn't inherited $200 million, he would be selling watches in manhattan. >> reporter: trump took fire from ted cruz who hopes to win his home state of texas on super tuesday. >> when i was leading the fight against the gang of eight amnesty bill, where was donald? he was firing dennis rodman on "celebrity apprentice." >> reporter: but trump was unphased by the repeated assaults. >> keep fighting, keep swinging, men, swing for the fences. i'm having a lot of fun up here tonight.
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>> reporter: that bickering between the three republicans overshadowed the two others on the stage, ohio governor john kasich and ben carson. >> can somebody attack me please? >> reporter: marco rubio clearly stole the show at the debate with his relentless attacks against donald trump. it's unclear whether that will be enough to stop trump's momentum heading into super tuesday. kendis and reena. >> our thanks to arlette there in houston. trump also took aim at former mexican president vicente fox. earlier fox used an obscenity to say mexico was not going to pay for the border wall trump is promising to build. during the debate, trump said the wall just got ten feet taller. isn't it ironic, don't you think, because trump is known for using foul language on the campaign trail, but he said fox should apologize for using such a filthy word on tv.
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cease-fires expected to take place within hours. it's the first serious attempt to stop the fighting in years. it could return the syrian government and the rebels to the negotiating table. it will also allow much needed humanitarian aid to reach remote areas, something president obama is hoping for. >> if implemented, and that's a significant if, the cessation could reduce the violence and get more food and aid to syrians who are suffering and desperately need it. >> the president also ordered his national security team to continue accelerating the u.s.-led military campaign against the islamic state on all fronts. he said he was adamant that the syrian cease-fire not impact operations to destroy isis. clean-up and damage assessments from the deadly tornado outbreak are just getting under way this morning but the toll will be staggering. in virginia, members of a high school football team pitching in to clear debris from a tornado the national weather service says packed winds up to 165 miles an hour. and that's just one of more than 30 confirmed twisters.
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latest. >> reporter: a rare tornado outbreak from texas to pennsylvania. >> it was like the whole house kind of shook. >> reporter: the first ever deadly tornado in virginia in the month of february. the governor there declaring a state of emergency, after a tornado tore through the town of waverly, killing three, including a toddler. david root and his wife, susan, took cover in their storm cellar. >> you just heard the rain pounding into the storm shelter really, really hard. >> reporter: when it was all over, root found victims, his neighbors, tossed 300 yards from their mobile home. in tappahonick, virginia, an ef-3 tornado injuring at least 25 people, including an infant. homes in this community in lancaster, pennsylvania, flattened after an ef-2 barreled through. >> the noise was so loud, it was bang, bang. >> reporter: and off new york's rockaway beach, seven crew members were rescued from this fishing boat after 12-foot waves
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even the coast guard rescue boat overturning in those rough waters. the coast guard finally airlifting those fishermen to safety. so many close calls and despite all of the devastation here in lancaster, pennsylvania, still no injuries and no deaths. but a schoolhouse was leveled here, even so, workers believe they will rebuild it in a week. gio benitez, abc news, lancaster, pennsylvania. fire crews in houston say they've capped a leaking gas line that sent flames shooting into the air. city workers were repairing a broken water main in an upscale residential neighborhood when their backhoe hit a gas line. that sparked a fire that but firefighters were able to put it out quickly. a hospital in new jersey sent out an alarming letter to more than 200 former patients. tested because they may have been exposed to hiv or hepatitis. a pharmacist who worked at shore medical center was arrested last month for drug tampering, accused of stealing morphine and
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contact with the patients. a major medical milestone in cleveland. surgeons have performed the first ever uterus transplant in the u.s. the 26-year-old patient will now have to wait a year before getting pregnant. the nine-hour operation used a uterus from a deceased donor. women in europe have successfully given birth after having the transplant but it's never been tried in the u.s. this could be very big for a lot of women. >> quite interesting. >> very, very big development. and there's a first also for the state of connecticut. a breast milk bank has opened in the town of gilford. >> moms who make more milk than their babies can use are now donating their surplus to help premature infants whose moms don't make enough milk. milk donors are screened in much the same way that blood donors are. >> we're absolutely vigilant about making sure that the mother has no infections, that she's not taking medications that are inappropriate. we need to make sure she's in good health.
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can actually be life saving since mother's milk reduces the risk of several infections in premature babies. >> i didn't know that was something that existed, as well. coming up in "the skinny," the "full house" remake is out and we're revealing new details why the olsen twins are not in it. the bombshell at seaworld. where employees from the splashing theme park told to spy on animal rights activists. and the man accused of trying to pass himself off as a high school student at age 23. why investigators say he did it after today's forecast map and a reminder that this week's "bachelor" recap has now racked up more than 5,000 views. >> thank you to our viewers. our viewers. >> announcer: "world news now" weather brought to you by mucinex fast max.buddy, let's get these dayquil liquid gels and go. but these liquid gels are new. mucinex fast max.
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a surprising admission from seaworld. a surprising admission from seaworld. the company used employees to pose as animal rights activists and spy on peta, a group opposed to the park's treatment of orcas. seaworld claims it was trying to protect the safety of its workers and customers after receiving what it calls credible threats. park officials are promising to end the practice. a bill being considered in new mexico would make sexting between teens legal. right now teens who shared nude images can be prosecuted for child porn. some parents think the new law is a good idea so their children wouldn't face criminal charges the new mexico governor hasn't said whether she will sign the bill into law. sparking outrage among parents at a high school in harrisburg, pennsylvania, a young man who apparently fooled everyone.
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student turned out to be a 23-year-old man who overstayed his visa and changed his entire identity in order to hide in plain sight. here's abc's david wright. >> reporter: asher potts was a model student. so much so that when this high school senior, active in rotc, posed with a state rep, she tweeted a picture, #goingplaces. going to jail, it turns out. asher potts is actually a 23-year-old ukrainian named artur samarin, who overstayed his visa. police in harrisburg say samarin made up a phony identity, complete with a social security card and a pennsylvania driver's license. he enrolled at john harris high school as a freshman four years ago. and was just a few months shy of graduating. >> i was surprised, i thought he was like 17 or 18. >> reporter: classmates describe the student they knew as a straight arrow. >> i knew him since last year when he was in rotc. he was nice. >> reporter: parents are horrified. >> you have beautiful girls in this school that are minors, that are underage.
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man in here, you know, misrepresenting himself. >> reporter: police say a tip finally led them to discover the hoax. the question now is why? david wright, abc news, new york. he really didn't fly under the radar. he had a 4.16 grade average, he was inducted into national honor society in 2014. >> he was a star student. >> he was a star student and he >> because he had a seven-year head start on everybody else. other than that, he was -- >> it's scary he was able to totally change his identification and get into school and he was seven years older. >> desperate times for this kid i imagine. when we come back, the day that "full house "fans have been waiting for, it's finally arrived. and what sylvester stallone says was one of the lowest points in his acting career. is that the one with estelle
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house" which centers on widowed mother dj candice cameron burr and moving back into the iconic san francisco house. >> this morning we're finding out why the olsen twins are not involved in the new series. executive producer bob boy yet says ashley olson told him the timing was bad for them, that she also wasn't comfortable having not been in front of the camera for 12 years. >> they also pointed out that they're both too busy with their fashion and business careers. >> in full defense, their fashion career has taken off. their line is pretty impressive. >> they're really rich. >> would have liked to have seen them. >> you would have been nice. >> so next up, the veteran cover girl throwing a whole lot of shade at "sports illustrated." >> cheryl tiegs slams them for ashley graham's history making cover claiming the magazine is promoting figures that are unhealthy. speaking candidly about it to "e! news." >> actually, i don't like it
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figured women because it's glamorizing them and your waist should be smaller than 35. you know. >> you heard it. >> that's what dr. oz said and i'm sticking to it. no, i don't think it's healthy. >> so there you have it. so the 68-year-old tiegs may have jumped the gun on that 35-inch number since graham's waist reportedly measured in at 30 inches. tiegs also took to twitter to clarify her comments saying, "i want all to be as healthy as they can be." >> i get it. i understand why she wants them to be healthy. but a large percentage of american women are not a size 30 waist. >> key word being large percentage. >> kenny g. >> sorry, you're making a valid, serious point. >> i'm making a serious point. women like to see a reflection of themselves. i thought it was impressive, and i know a lot of men and women did purchase that "sports illustrated" magazine. >> thank you. >> you're one of them. >> off the soapbox. >> two days away from what could
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stunning admission by sylvester stallone. >> sitting down with our robin roberts, the actor nominated for best supporting actor for reprising his iconic role in creed" told robin before "rocky," he was an out-of-work actor who couldn't make ends meet. >> i couldn't even get cast as italian. >> i'll never forget there was a party scene. 300 guests. i said no. they go what part of me didn't make it past the italian identification aspect? they go, i don't know. you just don't fit in. wow. god is telling me something. >> you don't fit in? come on. >> not italian enough. >> you can see much more of her interview with sylvester stallone on "journey to the oscars" during the special edition of "20/20" tonight 10:00 p.m., 9:00 central right here on abc. lots of people and lots of details that you didn't know about their careers. >> interesting show. one of my favorite people now as our friends at espn put it, we are clearly in the dog days of
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we won with young, we won with old. we won with highly educated, we won with poorly educated. i love the poorly educated. >> we can't just elect someone that's angry. we have to elect someone that will make a difference and someone that will win. >> the truth of the matter is if donald became president, nobody knows what the heck he would do. he doesn't know what the heck he would do. >> i think the last time he was asked about his taxes he said it's going to be months. look, people have a right to know if there's a problem in those taxes before they decide. >> as i understand it, we actually won the latino vote yesterday which is a big break through for us. >> you know, that's not just what our analysis shows. >> keeping this facility open is contrary to our values. it undermines our standing in the world. >> if we knew a way to get the information on the phone that we haven't already given, if we knew a way to do this that would not expose hundreds of millions of other people issues, we would obviously do it.
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right now. >> how do you go and tell the families of these victims that they weren't targeted for any reason other than they were there to be a target? >> god let us be okay. let us get through this. we did not know it was a tornado, but we knew something was going on that wasn't good. >> i know he will give me a sign. for his approval or not. i can feel that he's telling me to zip it. and start singing. >> i am so happy. >> we are happy to have you. >> a black president. >> look at him. right there. >> a black wife. >> that's me. >> yes. >> to be so lucky. 106 years old, still just sprightly, have so much energy and to get to the white house. >> the quote from her after that, i can die happy now.
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she was so excited. she was so excited. >> busy week ahead of course, south carolina primaries for the democrats on saturday. >> oscar sunday night. >> yes, and tuesday super tuesday. and next thursday is a community concert. you know where. great falls.t. you know where. great falls.acommunity concert. you know where.
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great falls. good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> and i'm kendis gibson. the top stories we're following include breaking news. a deadly shooting rampage in kansas has left four people dead including an the gunman. it started on the streets and ended at the lawn moor factory where the suspect worked. details straight ahead. >> a feisty marco rubio going
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cruz piling on, too. a raucous debate as republican rivals try to take down the front-runner before super tuesday. but can they stop his winning streak? >> apple's formal response to a demand that it help it the fbi unlock the iphone of a san bernardino shooter includes a claim that the government is seeking "dangerous power." apple's filing says the constitution forbids what the government is asking it to do. and surfers off of oahu faced 60-foot waves in the rarely held big wave event. it's known as the eddy. it was the first time in six years that the waves were actually big enough for competition to be held. those are some of our top stories on this friday, february 26th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning. let's get started this half hour with the investigation into that deadly shooting incident in kansas. right now it centers around this man, 38-year-old cedric ford who police say was armed with a high-powered rifle and a pistol
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yesterday. >> ford was killed by police other employees at the workplace they shared. abc's clayton sandell is here in kansas. >> reporter: police say 38-year-old cedric ford started his rampage shooting at random drivers wounding two before heading to excel industries in hesston, kansas where he worked. >> to have something like this is tragic. >> reporter: ford heads inside and opens fire on lis co-workers. >> and then i seen a mob of people start running out saying run, run. pop, pop, pop, pop, pop, that's all i heard. everybody started scattering out of the building and i didn't realize what happened till i got outside. >> reporter: police and witnesses say ford kept shooting until a single officer, first to arrive fires back. >> there was a particular law enforcement here in hesston that responded right away. and even though he took fire, he went inside of that place and
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a hero as far as i'm concerned. >> reporter: in the end, four employees including the shooter would not survive. many more wounded. >> inside the building, he shot a total of 15 people. >> reporter: around 150 employees were inside at the time. worried friends and family waited outside for news. >> i just can't believe that the guy that shot people up lived right across the street from us. >> reporter: not much is known yet about the victims who have not been identified. ford has an extensive criminal record in florida. police aren't saying why they believe he opened fire but they've ruled out terrorism. excel is a family-owned company that makes law mowing equipment since 1960. >> really saddened by this horrific event and our heart goes out to all of our employees, all the families. we're going to do what we can to take care of them and bring them through this tragedy. >> reporter: according to the gun violence archive, hesston is the 33rd mass shooting in the
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clayton sandell, abc news, wichita, kansas. >> do stay with abc news as we update developments from kansas all morning long. more details in our next half hour and later on "america this morning." >> turning now to politics and the sparks flying at the final gop debate before super tuesday. marco rubio was totally bent on trying to take down donald trump in houston last night. ripping into him on a string of issues from israel to immigration to his privileged background. ted cruz joining in criticizing trump's conservative credentials but rubio was behind the most heated exchanges. >> now he's repeating himself. >> no, i'm not repeating. no, no, no, no. [ cheers and applause ] >> no, no, no. >> i don't repeat myself. i don't repeat myself. >> you don't repeat yourself? >> here's the guy that repeats himself. >> you repeat yourself every
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>> talking about repeating, i watched him repeat himself five times four weeks ago. >> i saw you repeat yourself five times five seconds ago. >> i watched him. >> trump also took a swipe at former mexican president vicente fox after fox used an obscenity to say mexico will not pay for a border wall, trump said the wall just got ten feet higher. >> the democrats have one more key hurdle before super tuesday. they're both looking to attract as many african-american voters as they can. crucial support needed to clinch south carolina. abc's cecilia vega is on the campaign trail. feeling the love in south >> we need you! >> well, i'll be there for you. >> reporter: from gymnasiums -- >> thank you so much. >> reporter: to churches -- >> and i will always remember south carolina. >> reporter: the enthusiasm here reflecting just how strong clinton's lead is in the palmetto state, especially among african-american voters. >> reporter: what do you know about bernie sanders? >> nothing.
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>> nothing, nothing. >> reporter: clinton and her husband bill crisscrossing the entire state, making 13 stops incarolina this week alone. bernie sanders? just two. but he's drawing massive crowds in super tuesday states and beyond. 7,000 in missouri, 8,000 in massachusetts, 9,000 in oklahoma. >> together, we're going to transform america. thank you. >> reporter: sanders recently telling me, he still has a path to the nomination. there are a number of people right now who say the math just doesn't add up for you, looking forward. how do you think you can win this nomination? >> are you ready for this one? the answer is by getting more delegates than my opponent. >> reporter: but he'll have to get past south carolina first. as for hillary clinton, she is hoping for a big win here in south carolina on saturday and with that the momentum to propel her into next week. between now and super tuesday, she has visits to five different states planned.
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charleston, south carolina. >> moving on now, there are mysterious noises at all hours coming from a silicon valley complex occupied by apple. neighbors want to know what is going on there. the speculation is that apple is building its car of the future. but it won't confirm or deny that. and a giant green wall surrounding the complex prevents any kind of visual clues though it can't quiet the sounds. >> the noises that we would hear would be clanking metal, grinding, jackhammering. >> well, the "san jose mercury news" reports in 2014, apple received permits for the buildings describing them as auto work and repair areas. another bit of information apple refuses to confirm or deny. more fallout from cheap gas prices. halliburton which provides oil field services is cutting another 5,000 jobs. the company has already laid off more than 18,000 workers since
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global oil prices have fallen 70% in the last two years. california drivers could be in for sticker shock. gas prices expected to increase by 30 cents a gallon tomorrow. that's according to consumer group. it's partially because of a switchover from winter blend fuel to the more expensive summer blend. gas jumped 52 cents a gallon on the whole sale market earlier this week. california gas prices are already among the highest in the nation. californians, i would take the bus or walk. >> it's going to cost so much to get your latte down the street at the starbucks or the fancy coffee shop. >> that's a lot of money. 30 cents is a huge jump. >> the term snowbird refers to someone who heads to warmer climates during the winter, then returns home when the weather warms up and this might be the ultimate snowbird story. >> the snowbird we're talking about arrived in a small cage, at an airport north of chicago. she's nadia, the cat. she disappeared from the home of
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wisconsin nearly two months ago. >> nadia was found nearly 1500 miles away in naples, florida. a woman found her, had her microchip checked and located the stockers who are happy to have nadia back home. >> see those microchips really help, folks. got to get those microchips. i bet she didn't drive. >> i wonder how she did get there though. >> i bet she knew about the gas prices going up. >> must have been quite a tornado. >> a sweet reunion. >> yeah. exactly. coming up, toys of tomorrow revealed today. our giz wiz shows us the best best toys at this year's toy fair. >> also ahead, the controversy at this year's academy awards. the african-american superstars in hollywood speaking out. >> and pope francis and his fondness for children. how he's reaching out to the youngest believers and how they're responding. that's after today's forecast. how is it 61 degrees in great falls? how is that possible?
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updating our breaking story, a gunman's rampage in a small community in kansas. police say 38-year-old cedric ford fired on people from his vehicle before entering the lawn moor factory where he worked. a shooting spree left more than three dead and a dozen wounded. ford was killed by the first police believe something triggered his attack but aren't saying what his motive was. >> bill cosby has dropped a defamation lawsuit against supermodel beverly johnson who accused him of drugging her back his lawyer says he wants to focus on the criminal case against him in pennsylvania. she says the suit against johnson will be refiled before the statute of limitations runs out. >> turning to history being made
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made no secret about his affection for children. >> but now the pontiff is putting his pen where his heart is writing "dear pope francis," the first children's book ever written by a pontiff. here's abc's jesse palmer. >> the book is made up of exchanges between the pope and kids from around the world. >> dear pope francis. >> reporter: gma sat down with not two, not four, but 12 of them, including juan pablo from argentina, natasha from kenya, and william from chicago. >> dear pope francis, if you could do one miracle, what would it be? >> reporter: the pope's answer, i would heal every child. the book may be for kids, but it offers information that readers from all ages will find interesting. the pope says he cries often. he also reports that he loves to dance the tango and he's passionate about soccer. the pontiff met with his kid co-authors this week in rome
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gifts from their homelands, maple syrup from canada. >> this is good. >> reporter: a soccer ball from the united states and get thise, a pair of uggs, yes, ugg boots from australia. >> oh, thank you very much. >> reporter: seeing the pope say the kids was life altering and nerve racking. > a little bit scared. >> not scared. that's a lie. >> one moment i felt excited but then i felt like, well, this is probably my only time i'm going to meet him so i don't want to blow this. >> reporter: the experience enabling them not exactly to touch the hand of god but to tug at the heart of god's right-hand man. jesse palmer, abc news, new york. >> so sweet. apparently they asked for questions from kids ages 6 to 13 who were catholics and noncatholics. and these were the questions. >> they received about 259 questions from 26 countries in 14 different languages. very cool there.
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one. coming up, the best of the best. he always says that and he always delivers. from this year's north american international toy fair. >> our own giz wiz, dick debartolo checks out everything from build your own computers to edible bubbles. that's next. computers to

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