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weather coming good morning, america. donald trump flying high. the republican front-runner takes a late night victory lap after the debate and turns a new page in his campaign. >> i've been a little bit divisive in the sense that i've been hitting people pretty hard. >> a little bit. >> what trump one if he wins the presidency? as hillary clinton gets set to take the stage in her next showdown. anger on the streets of baltimore overnight. protesters demonstrating as that jury deadlocked in the first trial of an officer charged in freddie gray's death. police clearing streets, making arrests, tensions running high this morning. that texas teenager infamous for being ruled too spoiled to serve time for a deadly drunk driving crash on the run missing. is his family helping him avoid justice? bounce of a lifetime.
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miracle half-court shot to help pay for her daughter's school. her reaction, priceless. and why that shot is helping so many more families in need this morning. see if i care i get back on my feet again good morning, america. pat benatar appropriate this morning. that shot went just like angela planned it. >> sure. >> bounces right in. come on. >> it counts. it counts. she is going to be here and her daughter, as well. there was another amazing moment last night. superstar abby wambach taking her cleats off for the last time retiring after a remarkable career. she had an incredible message that she'll share. >> remarkable is right. what a career. we'll get to that. but we begin with the race for president. donald trump on jimmy kimmel
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phase more mellow calling for unity in the republican party and jon karl is here with the latest. a little more statesman for trump. >> we'll see how long it lasts but he acknowledged he's been a little guisive and suggests he's now ready to go a little easier on his republican rivals. overnight on "jimmy kimmel live" donald trump touted his latest debate performance but insisted he pulled his punches. >> did you decide you were going to be nicer? >> you know what, i would like to see the republican party come together and i've been a little bit divisive in the sense that i've been hitting people -- >> a little bit, yeah. [ laughter ] >> do you think jeb bush is scared of you or just scared in general? >> i think he's scared. [ laughter and applause ] >> reporter: but kimmel pressed trump on his recent ban of all muslims from the united states. >> isn't it wrong to discriminate people based on
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>> look, we have people coming into our country that are looking to do tremendous harm. >> reporter: but trump played along when kimmel gave him the dr. seuss treatment. >> now here are some frogs i do not like at all. we must kick these frogs out and then build a wall. there are two kinds of people, which one will you be, a loser like them -- would you like finish -- >> or a winner like me. >> please welcome the next president of the united states. >> reporter: for his trip to late night, his die-hard supporters in arizona. >> we have the biggest crowds by far. because there's a movement goingen 0, folks. this isn't just like let's go and have a good time. somebody said, oh, trump is a great entertainer. that's a lot of [ bleep ]. >> reporter: with his commanding lead the front-runner is running high and abc got an exclusive ride aboard trump force one.
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house he may just leave his private plane in the hangar. >> there's something very special about air force one. it represents something very, very special like the white house represents something. >> reporter: trump is clearly enjoying his position as the front-runner among republicans, but it's the democratic front-runner he may need be to worried about. in most public polls hillary clinton beats donald trump in a head-to-head matchup and actually does better against trump than any of the other republican candidates. mrs. clinton, of course, squares off against her democratic opponents, bernie sanders and martin o'malley on saturday right here on abc in the next democratic debate. >> up in new hampshire for that. martha raddatz and david muir will be there. a mistrial was declared in the case of that first police officer charged in the death of freddie gray. protests mostly peaceful overnight and abc's jim avila is in baltimore with the latest. good morning, jim.
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calls for justice this morning but overnight the call was for peace from community organizers and that along with an overwhelming show of police force kept the calm. these are the moments after a mistrial was announced in the freddie gray case. a jury deadlocked. unable to come to a decision about officer william porter's alleged role in the 25-year-old's death. baltimore sheriff's deputies moving in to place surrounding the courthouse. >> get out of the way. >> reporter: and making a handful of arrests. >> move, move. >> reporter: forcefully clearing the streets. gray's family stood outside the courtroom and called for peace expressing faith in the system that could not convict the first of six baltimore police officers charged in connection with their loved one's death. >> we ask the public to remain calm, patient, because we are confident that there will be another trial with a different jury. >> reporter: overnight, protests grew larger but remained
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>> all: shut it down. >> reporter: freddie gray died this spring after being chased and arrested by baltimore police. but he was never charged with any crime. officer porter was not involved in gray's arrest and wasn't driving the police van where he suffered fatal injuries. but prosecutors charge the 26-year-old with manslaughter claiming he could have put a seat belt on gray, or called a medic when the victim asked for one during several stops on the way to jail but the jury of seven blacks and five whites struggled in the jury room for 16 hours over three days and could not reach a unanimous verdict on any of the four charges against porter. the most serious, involuntary manslaughter. the prosecutor did not reveal strategy or timing for a retrial. >> are you disappointed at all? >> reporter: reached by phone overnight, officer porter told "the baltimore sun" it's not over. he has denied guilt in gray's death but is likely to face another trial with a new jury.
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officers is scheduled to begin in january. robin. >> all right, jim, thank you. we turn to abc news legal affairs anchor dan abrams for more on this. explain exactly what this means. >> this means that the judge is saying there's no way that this jury could reach a unanimous verdict and as a result you're effectively starting again. it's as if no trial had happened. look, it's not that surprising that prosecutors are having a tough time here. >> why do you say that? >> you're talking about police inaction. typically in cases where police are on trial we're talking about what the police did, they shot someone. and were they justified or not. here we're talking about what police officers didn't do, they didn't do enough. they didn't strap him in in a seat belt. he didn't get him medical help. that's not an easy case to win. >> with this particular officer because there are others involved going on trial, with this particular officer with the charges not perhaps correct for him? >> look, i think and i said this before, i think the prosecutor was overly aggressive here that
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should have across the board considered lesser crimes here in the hope of getting convictions. the danger always when you overcharge is that some jurors look at it and say, wait a second, what. you're alleging that this officer should be sent to prison for doing this? that seems like a little much. i think that's a concern. >> the jury may think, yes, he did something wrong but not to the standards to what the charges were. now this mistrial, what do you think that says about the other trials coming up? >> i think these will be very tough trials but some are going to be harder than others. >> we'll be watching, dan, thanks. there are new e-mail questions for a member of the obama cabinet. ash carter used a personal account for public business for several months after taking over at the pentagon. he now says that was a mistake and abc's mary bruce is in washington with the story. >> reporter: good morning, george. defense secretary ash carter admits he made a mistake breaking defense department rules by using his personal e-mail for official business even as hillary clinton was
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same thing as secretary of state. carter has now stopped using the account and even gone further limiting his use of e-mail altogether. the pentagon says carter never sent classified information over the personal account and the secretary is confident his work-related e-mails are preserved. he faces this as he visits commanders in iraq. this is an embarrassment for the white house, no question and will likely draw attacks from republicans who say the administration isn't doing enough to safeguard sensitive information. george. >> not what they want right now, mary, thanks very much. >> all right, george. stocking around the world rising this morning after that big decision from the federal reserve raising interest rates for the first time since the financial crisis started. wall street reacting possley, the dow jumping 224 points and rebecca jarvis is here to explain what this all means. good morning, rebecca. >> hi, robin, good morning to you. this impacts all of us and here's how. it's going to get more expensive for anyone who wants to borrow money, a new car loan, a
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they will all cost you a little more. you're see it very first in those credit card bills. most of us have variable rates. they're going up in the next one to two billing cycles so the best thing you can do for yourself here pay off as much of that debt as possible because it will keep getting more expensive as rates rise next year >> that's the bad news but good news here, too, rebecca. >> it's the best news for savers. retirees living on a fixed income, they have really felt the downside of these 0% interest rates. now that rates are going up they'll get paid a little bit more on their savings and cds. >> can we expect more rate hieblgs? >> we will expect more rate hikes. in fact, the federal reserve is signaling we should probably see interest rates next year rise between 1% and 1.5%. >> tells us where the direction of the economy is going. all right, rebecca, thanks. the latest on ethan couch who killed four people driving drunk but got off with just probation after his lawyers
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spoiled to know right from wrong. he's now being hundredsed by police for flaunting the terms of his probation and abc's matt gutman has the story. >> reporter: this morning, the texas teen infamous for that affluenza defense. >> affluenza. >> too rich for jail. >> reporter: missing. >> if we have a wanted list today he's number one. >> reporter: 18-year-old ethan couch convicted in 2013 of four counts of intoxication manslaughter going off the radar possibly with his mother last week just days after this video surfaced on twitter, purporting to show him at a party near a beer pong table but not drinking, the tweeter tagging the local district attorney referring to him violating probation. couch is prohib bed from drinking during his ten-year probation. now the d.a.'s office delivering the equivalent of an arrest warrant, possible probation violations skipping a check-in
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>> once that video came out that they felt like that a probation violation could be coming. he'll have to look over the shoulder the hess of irs life and we'll keep looking and not stop. >> how many people injured. >> one, two, three -- multiple. >> multiple. >> i don't even know how many. >> reporter: couch who was 16 at the time pled guilty in 2013 to killing four people in a drunk driving crash. then 18-year-old says he was so tanked he remembered none of it. >> do you remember pulling out of the driveway? sgl>> not really. >> what's the next thing you recall. >> waking up handcuffed to the hospital bed. >> reporter: his legal team said he suffered not from memory loss but from affluenza. arguing the teen frequently lived the life of an adult in this 4,000 square foot mansion. the judge giving him what critics called a wrist slap, a decade of probation. >> i made it clear to the judge that i believe firmly that if he was put on probation, if he was
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if he got away with this there was no doubt in my mind he would be back in the system and someone else would suffer. >> reporter: someone else might be killed by him. >> someone else might be killed. he might be killed. >> reporter: george, ethan has never once apologized for killing those four people. that apparent lack of remorse plus his family's wealth and the fact that he seems to be missing along with his mother is causing authorities to fear that not only has he skipped probation check-ins but he might have skipped the country entirely. george. >> wow, not even an apology. thanks very much. let's go to amy for today's other top stories. you have a deadly highway shooting in oklahoma. >> two people have been killed after police say a man started shooting randomly at victims. they include a man who was driving with his wife and a woman who was shot as the gunman opened fire on tractor trailers. police say the shooter was later pulled over for dui. no word on a possible motive for the shootings. and new details about the
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the fbi says before syed farook and tashfeen malik met in person they communicated online using private messages, not social media. investigators say they have found no evidence they were directed by foreign terrorists. the two were reportedly buried at a muslim cemetery tuesday during a service guarded by the fbi. a new study claims lifestyle choices not genetics are the blame for most cancer cases. researchers found up to 90% of cancers are most likely caused by lifestyle, smoking, diet, lack of exercise, pollution and stress. the findings contradict earlier research that plamed most cancers on genes and bad luck. if you think american political campaigns are rough, watch this. the prime minister in spain was punched in the head by a teenager. you see that? he continued, though, to give his speech despite a swelling face. the teen was later arrested. finally going way beyond the call of duty, the driver of this
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having a seizure so a sheriff's deputy zoomed ahead to the left, pulled over. can you see him there, he dashed across two lanes of traffic and leapt into the moving truck's cab to stop the truck and rescue the driver. that driver is now recovering and, you know, that police officer could certainly have a career in hollywood. mission impossible. it looked like it. >> it looked like you're watching a movie but that's real life. >> so brave. >> thank you, amy. what a night for women's soccer. celebrating the great. abby wambach as she played her last game for team usa, t.j. holmes is here with that and, t.j., whoo, so much emotion last night. >> 33,000 in that stadium. everybody crying. this is what i need you to do, forget abby wambach per her instructions, forget her name, her number, her accomplishments. she said for it to move forward, the game of soccer, you got to stop looking back. forget you, abby, that's an awful lot to ask. >> tonight, she plays her final game for the united states.
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emotional farewell for a legend. abby wambach wearing the captain's arm band playing a tough 71 minutes for team usa. >> final time for abby wambach. in a usa uniform. >> reporter: before removing her cleats on the field. a standing ovation for number 20's 255th international appearance and the u.s. national team's heartbreaking loss against china wednesday night. >> the streak is over. >> it would be better if we had won, but the reality is i played in so many games this result doesn't shape or determine or define my career. >> reporter: tweeting this good-bye message wednesday. >> forget me. forget my number. forget my name. >> reporter: the sentiment echoed in this simple message. >> i want to leave a legacy where the ball keeps rolling forward. >> reporter: the 35-year-old's
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spanning 14 years. >> history is made. >> reporter: the world's leading scorer for both men and women with 184 international goals. >> abby wambach has saved the usa's life. >> reporter: two olympic gold medals. >> and there's one. >> reporter: and who can forget that 2015 world cup title. >> if all of yourselves to whatever you want to do in your life as a passion. i love you guys so much. >> reporter: yeah, and her point there, george, robin, is that we want to see the game of soccer. u.s. soccer doing so well that we don't even remember the name. we're nottying to talk about abby wambach, but good luck with that. >> yeah. >> yeah. >> we're not going to forget. >> makes us want to talk about her all the more with that humility. >> it's so genuine. always about the game, not herself. even when the whole team was together in times square and had
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sports team had been recognized like that and kept putting all the attention on the sport, on little girls and boys and not herself. not surprising at all. >> she set the bar high. >> if you would like to know more about her and you should our good friends at espnw.com. more and more about abby there. a great story. now we got some trouble. snow in the northern plains? >> yes, so duluth had more than inches of snow. you can see the video right here.
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the snow from and reality happy thursday, good morning, i'm meteorologist bill evans, well, cloudy skies and mild temperatures and our temperature this hour 55 degrees. way warm. normal temperature about 34. so we're going to have rain coming and it's off to our west and you see it's just now getting into central pennsylvania. it's sliding our way gets here by lunchtime today. morning commute fine. 55 degrees. by afternoon, we're into the mid- and upper 50s and we'll be looking at rain through the evening commute into the first part of tonight. and then some cold weather on saturday. warming up next week. >> coming up, a new twist in the case of that businesswoman charged with randomly stabbing someone at a drugstore.
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right before she was arrested. and a new warning for millions of americans who send their cars to junk yards every year. what you leave in your vehicle could compromise your identity. our undercover investigation is
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a surgical mask at the time. the victim who is an exchange student from china was able to run home. on hemlock drive on tuesday. there is a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. also three new york city transit officers pulled a man off the tracks at times square. lieutenant william moore and officer anthony tufano and officer richard aponte saw a crowd on the platform near the man last night. this was about 7:00. aponte used his flashlight to signal the on coming train to slow down while the other two officers reached down and
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the drug company ceo who bought an aids drug and raised the price more than 5,000% was arrested this morning by federal agents for securities fraud. martin cell lee allegedly diverted money from a biotechnology firm he started in 2011. prosecutors say that he used the company's money to pay off debt from unrelated business dealings. he was arrested at his home this morning. he's due to appear in federal court in downtown brooklyn later today. let's get a check mow on the morning -- now on the morning commute with debbie duhaime. >> the problem at the goth i'lls bridge. the goethals bridge getting into staten island. it's construction causing heavy exiting volume at 13 from the new jersey turnpike. watch for delays new jersey transit westbound delays as you head from metro park to trenton with some amtrak issues, lirr and met renorth on time. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. back over to you lori. all right debbie thank you and the rain is on the way.
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we've got cloudy skies and our temperatures is 55 degrees. we're looking at rain off to our west. that's coming in this morning that gets here around lunchtime. really about 11:00 in new jersey and about noontime in the city and 1:00 this afternoon everybody. from eastern long island, coastal connecticut is into the rain. have your rain gear today and gets cold this weekend. lori? all right bill. thank you. and that will do it for us, coming up on "good morning america," if you are getting rid of your car the items that
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r welcome back to "gma." there they are, our audience getting into the spirit for unga sweater showdown that is coming up. those sweaters aren't so ugly. pretty nice right there coming up. also right now, breaking news, a pharmaceutical entrepreneur who became infamous for raising the price of an hiv drug from $13.50 to $750, remember that, well, he has been arrested at his home this morning charged with securities fraud for plundering a different company he founded to pay off personal debts. a holiday alert. the united states postal service announces they're restricting the shipment of hoverboard only sending them by ground not air after all those recent incidents of hoverboard catching fire. >> that does not like instill confidence. >> no.
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and we have an amazing shot that we want to show you, the mom scoring big with thousands of dollars on the line. michael, you have that coming up. >> i do, robin. i'm here with angela and grace ramey. that shot is so incredible that the harlem grope trotters are calling her. her phone is ringing off the hook. she's going on tour with that. >> let's see if we can get another one. we begin with the latest on that businesswoman facing charges of attempted murder for randomly stabbing a woman in a drugstore. rohinie bisesar sent a revealing e-mail to a newspaper right before being arrested and mara schiavocampo is here with the story. good morning, mara. >> reporter: george, good morning. that woman's attorney says now that she's in custody she seems confused herself like a quote deer in the headlights that she had been struggling to find a job prior to the attack and he suggests that mental health may be an issue. this as the victim clings to life. this morning, new information
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bisesar, a petite 40-year-old financial adviser with no criminal history in court wednesday facing multiple charges including attempted murder for allegedly stabbing a complete trainer in a drugstore. >> people have nothing but admirable things to say about her. >> moments before being arrested after four days on the run "the national post" a canadian paper got a message from bisesar's e-mail address saying, something has been happening to me and this is not my normal self adding, i am sorry about the incidence. >> it sounded like a plea for help and she had tried something extreme to see if it would work. >> reporter: bisesar has an extensive resume and several degrees including an mba from one of canada's best business schools. while she has not yet entered a plea her lawyer seems to be considering a mental health defense. >> assuming that she did not
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know, it begs an issue of mental illness. >> reporter: the family of the stabbing victim says the 28-year-old is in critical condition on life support. married less than a year, they add, she was just starting out her life. now an unusual suspect is charged with trying to end it. now, as for the victim's condition, the knife reportedly struck her in the heart and her family says her medical condition is touch and go. bisesar is expected back in court friday for a bail hearing. so many unanswered questions here but the family of the victim is now speaking out. they sent a statement saying how they have dated they are that something like this would happen out of the blue just on a break from work that woman was. >> all right, mara, thank you. another case that could end up in court, the nfl, as you know in the spotlight for its concussion problems but football is not the only sport with crisis there. more hockey players are joining a lawsuit against the nhl. now, abc's linsey davis is here, and linsey, a lot of parents with kids who play hockey are
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there is heightened concern and comes as we're seeing an increase in the number of people playing hockey in this country. more than 500,000 people registered in the 2013/2014 season, that's more than ever before. with the movie "concussion" making headlines, tackling the issue of brain injuries in the nfl -- >> tell the truth. >> reporter: -- the nhl is getting hit with concussion-related lawsuit, as well. >> oh, a monster hit. >> reporter: more hockey players joining a class action complaint against the league, approximately 140 former pros now alleging in a lawsuit filed in 2013 that the league didn't do enough to warn them of the long-term effects of repeated blows to the head or protect them from those hits. reed larson is part of the lawsuit. >> we knew we would separate shoulder, lose teeth but long-term brain trauma or cte was never brought up.
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family of steve montador slapped them with its own lawsuit. ten months after the 35-year-old was found dead inside his home, an autopsy concluded his brain was ravaged by the degenerative disease cte, his family claiming the league failed to warn him of the long-term neurological risks associated with repeated head trauma. when asked in may if he believes there's a connection between cte and hockey, the commissioner said from a medical science standpoint there is no evidence yet that one necessarily leads to the other. the nhl telling abc news, we don't comment on pending litigation. u.s. hockey has recently changed the body checking rules to 13 to 14 from 11 and 12. in the past they reported drops in participation at the age when body checking was introduced which suggests that minimally parents are concerned about their kids taking these hits. >> we do think about the parents and, you know, you want your child to participate at sports
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they just want the knowledge to make the right decisions. >> to see if there is a connection. >> linsey, thank you. a big medical headline for women about a new screening cancer that may help you detect and defeat it earlier. how thieves could steal your personal information. gio has that, hey, gio. >> millions of cars end up in salvage yards like this but what you leave behind in these wrecks could wreck your credit. the new warning coming up on "gma." stick around. save up to 30% on diamond fashions at kay... the number-one memory-maker in america. every kiss begins with kay. it's the kay jewelers save the best for last event! with up to 30% off storewide... ...now is the time to find her the best gift at an incredible price. so hurry in... ...and save up to 30% at kay...
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we're back at 7:40 with "gma investigates" and an urgent new warning about identity theft. more than 11 million cars are scrapped each year sent to salvage yards but what's left in them could end up wrecking your life. abc's gio benitez is at a salvage yard to explain. good morning, gio. >> reporter: robin, good morning to you. listen, cars end up here for
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people just turn them in for parts. people just want to get rid of them. in a few minutes this morning we found someone's driver's license right in the front seat of this car and you won't believe what else we found. so this morning, "gma investigates." >> there's a lot in here. >> reporter: names, address, social security numbers. even bank account information. >> oh, we have six acres. >> "gma investigates" undercover at two pick and pull lots in new jersey. >> foreign cars will be on your left. domestic cars and trucks on your right. >> reporter: the concept is simple. we paid a dollar for entry to the lot and acres of cars un unsupervised searching. among the scraps, something that could be highly valuable. loads of personal information left behind for anyone to possibly steal your identity. in this car we find part of a deed to a condo. and in this one, bank deposit slips. dozens of car registration and
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listing owner's names, license numbers. in this car we find the most concerning information, an old driver's license, uncashed paychecks, even bank statements with account numbers. >> there's a lot of personal information in here. >> reporter: we tracked down the owners of the car, gary and his son and promptly return the documents. >> quite a bit of stuff. >> pretty unbelievable, actually. >> they say that bank account statement with their account number worries then the most. >> had is it what really troubles me. that should have never been in the car. >> reporter: with the permission of the yard's owner we went to a new york salvage yard not open to the public to see how often people leave their personal documents behind. >> this car just came in. oh, we've got some documents. oh, here we go. insurance documents. take a look at this video. >> we show the our searches to new jersey attorney general john j. hoffman. >> for at least one person we have an account number, their address, their driver's license.
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information. is that enough to steal their identity? >> yeah. it is. that list you gave me of those four, i'd have cut you short at two and said that would have been good enough. >> reporter: he says he sees enough of a concern to provide new warnings to the public. >> this exact scenario is one that i had not been familiar with. >> reporter: even posting this new alert online just this week. we explained what we found to the two pick and pull lots we visited and they both said they tell car owners to clean out their vehicles before dropping them off and ultimately that responsibility falls on the car owners. the playfords say they're happy their information didn't end up in the wrong hands. >> we were fortunate. nobody really got anything and nothing really happened to us, but somebody might not be as lucky. >> and so the attorney general says that before you turn your car into a salvage yard scour that car for any sensitive documents, but he says go even
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happen at any time so just take the sensitive documents out of your car especially, robin, those banking documents. >> absolutely. but it's good to check and maybe not have them in there if you can in the first place, all right there, gio, thank you. coming up, new details about tamar braxton's health crisis and the condition that forced her to hang up her dancing shoes. michael. >> and, it is the basket seen around the world, robin, the amazing moment a mom won thousands with a granny shot. she and her daughter are here live next on "gma." ( ) just head around the corner to walgreens when you're searching for that perfect little something. walgreens has great gifts like toys, beauty gift sets, and photo gifts, and it's all just a hop, skip, and a bark away.
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she might not be lebron, but angela's half-court shot has become an instant highlight sensation, the bloomington, minnesota, mom with the chance to make the big basket thanks to her amazing fund-raising for a children's hunger charity and joins us now. >> counts in more ways than one. that bounce basket won angela and her family half off grace's school tuition next year which is big. they're here with us live. welcome you two. >> good morning.
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you were saying, though, you knew right away even though it was an unconventional shot but you didn't even see it. >> i didn't, no. no, i -- i lined up the shot. i bounced the ball. >> so the bounce was intentional. >> and i threw it granny style, truly. >> your prayers were answered but i heard when you told your husband he said, i didn't believe you. >> called him on speaker and our director, richelle platter, and he was -- just kind of silent and then our administrator sent him the clip from his cell phone and then he was just -- >> he was like, we saved some money. >> how proud were you of mom? >> i was like whoa, she made it in! i was really excited she had made it in because i went, okay, it bounced. she really tried.
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she made it in the bucket. >> you know, i think the best part of the video was the fact that you were encouraging your mom and you said, mom, you can do it. it was her third and final shot and we're so happy you made that shot. we're so happy you're here. we keep talking -- and you're like i can't believe this. that was an amazing shot. absolutely amazing. >> back inside. here's another great improve this clp tip from lowe's. with everything your smelly garbage disposes gobble up feed it lemon slices to eliminate odors. to see more go to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! oooh.
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has been, arizona, flagstaff making snow and a new storm that pummels the northwest. we've got winter storm warnings and advisories smothering all these states. up to 9 inches of rain.
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good morning, it's 7:5 on this thursday, december 17th. i'm lori stokes, the latest headlines for you and one of the men involved in a highly controversial police shooting death is being promoted today. nypd officer kenneth boss is being elevated to sergeant. 21 year veteran was one of four officers acquitted in the 1999 shooting of am cutie yea owe. he was killed -- amadou diallo. congress is expected to extend the health benefits for 9/11 first responders when they pass the zadroga act today. the $8 billion measure aims to provide money for the victim compensation fund through 2021. the world trade center health program will be renewed until the year 2090. a morning commute with debbie duhaime. >> thank you. outside and i want to show you
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heading eastbound getting into glen cove road. it's an accident investigation. so expect some extra heavy traffic here. and going over to our new jersey transit northeast corridor back on or close. new haven line and net remoter some delays and lirr running on or close. on the 6 train some downtown delays and george washington bridge 40 and lincoln one hour. holland 40 as well. it's a gridlock alert day. allow extra time. back over to you lori? all right debbie thanks so much. it's 7:57 and getting a gloomny start to the day. >> yes and we've got rain on the way. so take your rain gear with you this morning as you're heading out and temperature 56 degrees here as we go to 8:00. and it's warm out. you know it should be around 34. this warm air urging up a-- surging up ahead of the cold front. lasts through the afternoon and through everybody. right on into the first part of tonight and then it gets cold and just for a couple of days, saturday the coldest and a couple of snow flakes and feels like the 30s.
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all right, thank you bill. that will do it for us, coming up on "good morning america,"
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. and backlash over this holiday card. a pore and daughter shown taped and bound. the family now speaking out. >> this is my fight song. new details on tamar braxton's health crisis. what really forced her off "dancing with the stars" and then back into the hospital again. the scary condition that sent her into surgery. a rib removed. what she's revealing about her condition now. most wonderful time and get ready to meet the parents. new research revealing how you should really deal with meeting your kid's significant other and the one danger sign during the holidays that shows love isn't meant to be. it is time. 364 days in the making, the unga sweater showdown is back.
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>> bigger. uglier. >> arms lined with reindeer ornaments. >> more festive than ever. which will take the fruitcake. 2 chainz is here to knit it all together as we say -- >> good morning, america. 2 chainz. that's right. 2 chainz is here. >> something i thought i'd never see or hear. 2 chainz on "good morning america." >> on "good morning america." look at that crowd, michael. look at them all. in their unga christmas sweaters. >> it is time for our showdown. who is going to come out on top. robin, i hear you have secret weapons. >> you know how fierce the competition is and speaking of that, where is lara? lara. >> robin, i'm right here deciding what to wear for the big sweater competition, maybe a classic look or, i don't know,
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you know what, though, always a winner, a very george stephanopoulos holiday. i got this, people. >> yeah, you got that. >> i have those pajamas, george, with your face all over. >> you're the winner. >> i can't get that out of my head. let's go to amy to try. >> all right, good morning, everyone. we begin with the new details in investigation. enrique marquez, the longtime friend of syed farook who allegedly purchased the assault rifles used in the attack is expected to face criminal charges as early as today. marquez told the fbi he and farook talked about carrying out an attack as early as 2010. another e-mail embarrassment for the obama administration. defense secretary ash carter used his private e-mail account for government business when he first became secretary. he now admits that was wrong. and in baltimore, prosecutors will meet today to begin deciding whether to retry
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charged in the death of freddie gray. a mistrial declared wednesday because of a hung jury triggered mostly peaceful protests on the streets with just two arrests reported. well, donald trump may be trying to tone things down a bit during an appearance on "jimmy kimmel live." trump acknowledged his attacks on rivals have been divisive and he said he'd like to see the republican party come together. meanwhile, russian president vladimir putin is praising trump during a news conference today, putin called trump a, quote, colorful person, talented with a doubt -- without a doubt and the absolute leader of the presidential race. and new progress in the fight against ovarian cancer. there is growing confidence in a new version of a screening test. researchers say a combination of blood designing with ultrasound tests can help lower your risk of dying from ovarian cancer by up to 15%. but doctors say the new screening procedure does neat more study.
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one family is facing controversy for the holiday photo they posted online. abc's reena ninan has that story. >> reporter: this morning a family's holiday photo causing controversy on the web. comments pouring in from around the globe, one poster writing, the fact that you and your friends find this funny shows what a sick bunch you truly are. another calling the image sick. >> i've actually received messages from people all the way from germany. >> reporter: you see the family of five posing between rows of christmas trees and the mother and two young daughters with their mouths taped shut and hands bound by christmas lights. the father holding a sign that says peace on earth as their younger brother gives them a thumbs up. the picture going viral sparking outrage with many feeling the photo is sexist sending the message women should not speak. >> all the negative feedback was real disheartening. >> reporter: the family and photographer saying it was always meant as a joke. >> originally my idea.
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pinterest and decided that, hey, let's do it. >> reporter: the johnson family standing by the photo. >> take it for what it is. it's a family photo. if you like it, great. we love it. if not, scroll up half a second later you're not even going to see it anymore. >> reporter: for "good morning america," reena ninan, abc news, new york. >> all right, reena, thank you. finally, we have used the adjective extreme to describe many things but never before about a set of wedding photos. that's changing right now. take a look at this. these are breathtaking shots of a couple on a ledge 350 feet above the ground. the bride was actually tethered for the shot of her hanging onto the groom's hand. now, despite the way this all looks, the photographer claims that the couple was completely safe the whole time but it makes you rethink that whole till death do us part. >> oh, yeah. >> because that could have happened sooner. i don't know. >> i mean they are beautiful shots. >> amy. >> but you know what --
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we just saw it with the sweaters. they could have achieved that same look in a very relaxed setting. >> and safer. >> she was tethered. >> thanks, amy. let's go to michael. >> i'm safe over here. here's a look at what's coming up on the "gma morning menu." new details about tamar braxton's health crisis and what really forced her off "dancing with the stars." and barbara walters gives us a sneak peek at this year's most fascinating people to donald trump to amy schumer and brady cooper and get ready for our big "gma" ugly holiday sweater, everyone is getting into the spirit. got that coming up live on "gma" live in times square. >> get those giants sweaters in there. to the used car buyer who's worried about getting taken for a ride... don't worry. the only rides you'll get taken on at carmax are the ones you take yourself. but just in case
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coming up on "gma," tory johnson is here with a very special "deals & steals" for everyone on your list. you knew exactly what to bring me, tory. >> something sweet from sarah michelle gellar and her
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>> reporter: this morning, r&b singer tamar braxton is thankful to be alive after undergoing surgery to have her rib removed. >> oh, go you know i'm blessed, number one beyond measure. >> reporter: sharing on her talk show "the real" while she's feeling better she's still nowhere near a full recovery. >> i'm definitely on the mend. some days are really tough like yesterday was a little tough, y'all. i could not get out of bed. >> reporter: just last month braxton was forced to leave "dancing with the stars" early because of what doctors thought was pneumonia. >> these in the hospital right now. >> reporter: a shocking comeback in time for the competition but immediately after she instagramed that her doctor found blood clots in her lungs writing with a heavy heart i regret to inform you that my season on "dancing with the stars" has come to an end but then after the blood clots cleared more medical drama. she was diagnosed with thoracic
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often caused when athletes overuse their upper extremities and it compresses the subclavian vein. she needed surgery to remove her rib. >> i've never had surgery before. >> reporter: in her reality show with husband vincent herbert she shares how afraid she was even hiring a spiritual counselor. >> you go the to have somebody that's constantly on -- you know, tamar, keep the faith, don't give up on you. >> reporter: for "good morning america," linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> we want to talk to dr. richard besser more about this. so give us more details and any correlation with the blood clots. >> on this graphic, there's this space that's right above your first rib and below your collarbone and through that go through important thing, an artery, a vein and a nerve and they're pressed with a muscle and what happens is if that space gets a little smaller it can put pressure on those structures and you get something
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if it pushes on the nerve that can cause tingling and pain in your arm. if it pushes on the artery it can cut down on blood flow and arm can get cold and painful. if it pushes on the vein a clot can form in your arm and that can go back to your lungs. >> sometimes people feel that pain is a heart pain related to the heart. >> it can feel very similar. you know, we talk to people about heart pain being if you get a pain shooting down your arm think about your heart. that often comes on with exercise. this pain here is there all the time. but if you have either of those pains you need to get those checked out. >> when we saw that tamar had a rib removed. >> yeah. >> that got our attention. >> looking back at this graphic you see that first rib at the top that's pressing on everything. she had that rib there removed and that opened up that space and took the pressure off of that vein and that should take care of the problem. you see this thing in athletes who are often doing exercises with their arms up. it causes those muscles to enlarge. one of the braves pitchers had
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you can see it in people who broke their collarbone, you know, doing exercise or in a fall. >> oh, my goodness, rich, thanks very much. appreciate it. george. >> thanks, robin. all of us have a year or two to go before this happens but holiday time, the time when teens and young dulls bring on the new partners for the first time. lots of new studies say parents influence their relationships who read about this great story in "the wall street journal" and linzie janis has tips. >> mom, dad, this is greg. 'tis the season to meet the parents. >> be nice to this one, okay. >> okay, i'll try. >> reporter: that awkward first encounter so many moms and dads dread. >> i will be watching you. >> reporter: take robert de niro in "meet the parents" playing the overprotective dad. >> if you ever watched pornographic videos? >> no. >> but, according to dr. wendell furman. you don't have to be that parent. his ongoing research reveals
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control of your kids' romantic relationships than you hi. >> parents have more influence on their children's roman take lives than they expect. if the parent has a good relationship with their child they're going to be more credibility and that takes some trial and error. >> reporter: trial anderer erand. error is what elliott did. his daughter madison's latest boyfriend apparently struggled with her dad's initial interrogation. >> my dad will want to ask questions and then my friend will just give one-worded answers because he's just dying on the inside. >> reporter: but if all hell breaks loose, dr. furman says it's best to bite your tongue. >> parents don't want to have their child have to make a choice between having a relationship with them, the parent, or the romantic partner. america," linzie janis, abc news, new york. >> some good advice there.
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souter and, you know, there was a lot of good advice there but what do you say to parents for that first meeting? >> it's normal to go into judgmental mode. this is your baby. they're bringing home someone. is this person good enough? so your human nature kicks in. you are very hypercritical. most important thing, relax. it's the holidays, have fun with your kids. create new memories and think of it that way. you want to have an open mind, yes, this person isn't likely to be who you envisioned for your prince or or princess but that's okay. lastly, having an open heart. this kid coming into your house or person coming into your house is nervous to meet you and want to impress you so embrace them and make them feel comfortable. >> let's say you give them a chance but after three or four months or a year you really don't like hem. >> that's when moms put their foot down. i don't like this person for x, y, z. the romeo and juliet effect
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>> the children will never forget those words. what if they end up together. >> let it run its course. if it's the first boyfriend or girlfriend it will probably end anyway. be more supportive. >> how about -- go ahead. >> you don't want them to choose you or them. that's the bottom line. >> right, you also want to have this open relationship and talk to your kids and be able to come to you and say, you know, this is why i like this person. these are the problems i'm having so you want an open and honest relationship with your kids especially when they're dating. >> ericka souter, thank you very much. over to amy. we are in the final days of the year which means it is time for barbara walters' annual ten most fascinating people special always one of the most anticipated specials of the year. bradley cooper, tracy morgan and amy schumer just a few of the people to make the list and i sat down with barbara for a sneak peek. >> i think this -- you always say hadthis is the best list but
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it has some drama. it has mr. trump and bernie sanders and then bradley cooper. >> you like bradley cooper. >> i love bradley cooper. he is a very nice man. i'm being quoted as saying that he's very screwable. i have to be careful. >> you'll make me blush. >> i think that's a clean word. am i okay with that? it's because when he was starting out his agent said that he -- he didn't say screwable. won't say. >> i think i know where you're going. something very revealing that bradley cooper told you, so let's take a look at that. >> interesting. i didn't know this about him. >> in your late 20s, you stopped drinking. >> stopped drinking, yeah. >> that's a big change. >> it's a huge thing, yeah. >> do you drink now? >> no. >> you stopped at 30 and -- >> 29, yeah. >> 29, yeah. >> and never drank again, not even wine. >> nothing. >> huh-uh.
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>> oh, tremendously. >> very difficult? >> no, beautiful. unbelievable. >> better. >> oh, are you kidding? i will never be sitting here with you, no way, no chance. >> we can see why you like him and his mother lives with him. >> his mother -- he was very close to his father and wears -- who died. he wears his father's wedding ring. and he lives with his mother. >> also, a kind soul you can see and someone who's really had a lot of challenges, physical and emotional given the accident, tracy morgan. >> yeah, he's done very few interviews and he's now okay. he's married. he has a child. you can see the scars from this terrible accident he had where he was not supposed to live and he's not only living, he's thriving. >> another comedian you spoke with, amy schumer. >> yeah. she's so hot this year. i mean she really is.
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and has not had the easiest life at all. >> we actually have a sneak peek of your discussion with amy. >> you are a very good-looking woman. >> barbara. >> yes, i mean i've seen you on the air. i said when you came in that you have the cutest tush. >> thank you so much. >> but you don't -- you don't like your looks. >> no, i wouldn't say that. >> well -- >> because i make fun of myself. >> i make more fun of how i think the world and how hollywood sees me. >> she really is -- >> you think everybody knows what a tush is. >> we all know what a tush is. >> she as a good tush between supposedly telling bradley cooper that he was -- that he is screwable and talking about her tush, this is a very racy special. >> barbara is on fire like you've never seen her before. >> and we can't wait to hear who the number one pick is. >> you're not going to hear now. >> we'll have to wait for it. >> and you only have to wait till tonight.
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most fascinating people of 2015 airs tonight for 90 minutes starting at 9:30 eastern, 8:30 central right here on abc. let's go outside now to ginger. >> thank you, anticipate. i am just out here with such a
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parenting advice. >> i have to say, lara, my mom had one of these sweaters before, they were ironic and called you go will christmas sweaters. >> my mom has the earrings that look like the old-school lights and still wears them like in full gusto. mom, we love you and are inspired by you. time for "pop news" and i love this story. i need to share with you because forget netflix and chill. it's all about netflix and snooze. streaming service has dreamt up a genius invention, legit, guys. these are socks that determine when you've dozed off and immediately pause the show that you're watching. >> so amazing. >> this is real.
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we've all been there, six episodes into a binge-watch. >> six minutes in, lara. >> george, you drift off. have no idea where you left off. you don't want to have spoiler problems. these smart socks use technology that monitor movements like the same thing a fitbit does, monitors your movement so you stop moving, your movie does too. >> stop moving your feet. >> when you sleep, when you're watching tv you might be fidgeting or eating then you fall asleep it senses that stop in motion. i mean unless you're like me -- >> i was going to say, i do that, the restless leg syndrome. >> oh, yes. you do stanky leg in your feet but your movement goes down significantly and pauses your movies and i want to say netflix you're the best. >> rooting for the rest of my family. >> i know, isn't it amazing. putting on a binge-watch, immediately i fall asleep. also in "pop news" this
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discussing our personal lives. if you're not sleeping well, tell your partner to move over and make room for rover. a new study shows a man's best friend or cute kitty could leave you more feline well rested. people who slept with their pets felt more safe, secure, consequently had a better night's sleep. makes perfect sense. cuddling up to a cat isn't for everyone. cat or dog, please, cat lovers, do not write me. 20% of pet owners declined of pets wandering, whimpering or hovering above my face with hot dog breath. the typing was overwhelmingly positive giving new meaning to pet nap. >> children, not the same effect, not at all. get out of my bed. >> like break dancing in your bed. finally, rapper drake knows when that hot line bling that can only mean one thing. >> bring it girl.
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take a look, this 89-year-old kentucky native whose real name is ruth van winkle renamed herself because she became an instagram sensation that started last year, her daughter, great granddaughter put this up. it went viral and she has 12.7 million followers. ultra hip "people" magazine. she talks about a major crush she has on drake. she tried to direct message him and said it was a little dirty. she also -- there's the bathing suit that she talks about her love and says she wants to be the poster child for people saying it's just a number.
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>> we'll be right back. good morning, it's 8:27 on this thursday december 17th. i'm rob nelson. topping headlines at this time, the search is on for the man who slashed a 16-year-old girl as she was walking to school in queens. police say this man was following the teenager near 147th street and 13th avenue in whitestone when he pushed her and then slashed her twice with a box cutter. he was wearing gloves and surgical mask at the time. the victim who's an exchange student from china was able to run home and then call police. she's now recovering after surgery. a home in paterson, new jersey was destroyed by a fast moving fire and flames tore through the east 19th street around 12:30 this morning thankfully no one was hurt. but an unknown number of people have been displaced. and if you're sending a hover board as a gift this holiday season.
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little extra time to ship. the postal service is only sending hover boards by ground transportation. because of the safety risks of the lithium batteries inside the gadgets. several investigations are now looking into reports of those hover boards su and let's get a check now on the morning commute with debbie duhaime. >> hey rob thank you so much. we're going to start off by telling you about a problem on
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l.i.e. getting into glen cove road. accident investigation. metro-north new haven line still seeing some delays here as you head southbound getting down towards south norwalk and new jersey transit and lirr on time. george 40, lincoln 45 and holland 40. reports of an accident at the george and let's go outside i'll show you the new jersey turnpike. still very heavy exiting at 13 getting to the goethals bridge with construction cleared. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. back over to you. rob? thank you debbie. now over to bill for a look at the weather. some rain on the way. >> yep cloudy skies right now and a very mild 56 degrees. normal temperature about right now should be about 35. so it is way warm. and we got showers on the way. rain is off to our west and central pennsylvania. and we'll be sliding eastward getting here around 11:00 in new jersey and about noontime in the city and up the hudson river valley and coastal connecticut and long island about 1:00. that will last into tonight and it's breezy and much keeler on friday and blustery and really cold on saturday. back the you rob. >> all right bill thank you. that's the news for now. "live with kelly and michael"
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"good morning america" right after the break. watch me whip whip watch me nae nae >> that is gets you in the holiday spirit. all right. the whip and nae nae. >> eggnog sounds like a great idea. >> look at our crew. >> the men and women of "gma." right there. and they are in it. they are in it to win it. >> that is just the warm-up for our showdown coming up in just minutes. >> that's our peeps. our peeps. oh. >> we also have michael, let's go to him right now. >> all right, thanks, guys. time to sear rein on those last-minute gives as we count down to christmas. we have tory johnson's "deals & steals" and we have your list covered this morning with bargains up to 56% off. we don't want to waste any more time. what do we have? >> a fun idea.
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deals today you'll buy it today, you'll get a notification via e-mail you can share with the recipient but then the gift is going to arrive in january and i really love that idea because you get to give the season's greetings now but when all of the holiday madness dies down your gift arrives and get to stand out. >> you get to enjoy it more. >> so i love that. this is the tinker crate from kiwi. they make these amazing kits based on s.t.e.m., science, technology, engineering and math. two different kits you want to choose from. if you want to do the one month which is this draw box, kids get to do that or engineering kit for four months. depending on how generous you want to be, 25 to $100 whether one or four months cut in half, $12.50 to 50$50 and free shipping. >> yabba-dabba do. >> this is foot cardigan. i think that, you know, bright socks make happy people. >> i love these. >> super fun. choices for kids and adults.
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where you can choose one month or three month options depending on how generous you want to be and amazing deal on these too. normally depending on what you choose $9 to $33 but these are slashed in half, just $4.50 to $16.50 for three months. can't beat that. julep. three full size beauty products. polish, shades, glosses, depending on what you want for your particular recipient. so many choices. can't go wrong with this. normally $25 for the box. these are all slashed in half, $12.50 and free shipping. >> they say free shipping i'm all in. >> you'll be into this. taste trunk. three different selections of food products. if it's a sausage lover, chocolate lover or the big executive chef trunk i love how these are packaged all hand picked for your recipient
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these are slashed in half, 29 to 44 and free shipping. >> love that. >> and then last but not least, we are ending "deals & steals" for 2015 on a sweet note. >> yes. >> this is foodster from sara smishl geller and two of her girlfriends created these baking kits for family fun where every single thing you need is included in here and a great way, not only easy but super fun for family bonding. these are the brownie popsicle sticks. there's also a really fun project with ice cream cones you can bake. i love everything that they do and you're going to love this deal. normally $25 slashed in half, just $12.50 from foodstirs. >> tory does it again. i don't know how you do it but that is a christmas gift if you ever asked for one. thanks to all these companies for providing the deals and head to goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! for these codes and links to bargains and plus one bonus deal you can only get online. thanks, tory.
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>> michael, we are in the middle of our ninth annual coat drive partnering with burlington to get folks to donate their >> oh, i love those. the sweatshirts on. by mazda.
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coming up "the color purple" is back on broadway with a powerhouse cast led by jennifer hudson in her broadway debut. it is being produced by oprah who won an oscar none nation for the movie version and took sara haines behind the scenes of the new show. >> reporter: it's been 30 years since "the color purple" was first released. steven spielbergary movie based on the pulitzer prize-winning novel was a hit. oprah winfrey's portrayal of the oscar nomination. now one of the producers in "the color purple" musical. how are you feeling seeing it. >> i feel a great sense of pride and i think this new rendition of it is more modernized and still feels so connected and inspirational. >> reporter: jennifer hudson is making her broadway debut.
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the role of sultry -- >> what happened is we were thinking who has that thing that suge avery has. scott said what do you think of jennifer hudson and i said, yes. >> reporter: another broadway newcomer is cynthia areef very who reprises her role of celie from the london broadway production and the part of sofia is being played by "orange is the new black"'s danielle brooks. >> damn was playing sofia which is the role you originated in the movie and were nominated for an oscar. how do you think she did? >> well, i thought she was fantastic. i think it's hard to do it when somebody is in the audience who has also done it before but obviously i can't sing. >> that someone is oprah. >> beautiful. >> oh, my.
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that -- how did you do that? >> hey. >> hey, baby. >> how is it different, though, than a big, you know, stadium performance singing belting out? >> you're telling the story. you know, it's not jennifer singing. you know what i mean so it's like you're telling the story. >> how does it feel like to be part of such a legacy? >> well, for me, an amazing dream come true for me. it's nothing i could ever have dreamed off. >> and just i'm on cloud 500 and every night being in this room with the audience really living my dream with a story that made me want to become an actor. >> well, here's to a long run. here's to a long run. [ applause ] "the color purple." >> sing, oprah. >> for "good morning america," sara haines, abc news, new york. >> cannot wait to see that. you can see oprah's special. oprah goes to broadway, "the color purple" on own this saturday.
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ugly sweater showdown.
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tt0w!ti(h,! %4@-h@h tt0w!ti(h,! el@-bg$ tt0w!ti(h,! ed@-de@ tt0w!ti(h,% )8h-$;< tt0w!ti(h,% kzh-9t@ tt0w!ti(h,% n-h-l=l tt0w!ti(h,% 0ph-rzt tt0w!ti(h,% s"h-b(4 tt0w!ti(h,% ueh-ajd tt0w!ti(h,% 7hh-]h0 we are ready now for our annual ugly holiday sweater showdown. celebrity guest this year, 2 chainz, welcome. >> how are you doing? >> so you actually raised money and give money to charity with
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>> i started my own ugly sweater line. can you go to 2chainz.com and proceeds go to charity and go to giving back in the community. also launched the app on the app store. i mean, it was just time to do something. merchandise is real big and in the entertainment community so i kind of cross promoted me with an artist with the whole movement of the charity thing and just combined and it came out good and we're here right now. >> you ready to go? >> yes. >> we want everybody at home to vote. you will decide the winner. get ready to vote for your favorite svetlanaer. michael had to go to his other job so he recorded this video a little earlier. the candy man. lost and i'm found and i'm hungry like the wolf [ applause ]
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2 chainz, what did you think? you know what they thought? >> i didn't realize that michael enjoyed that. sweets. hes a lot of candy going on. should stay out of that sugar bowl. >> stay out of the sugar bowl. >> now it's time for the live competition. robin is here first. with sweet dreams and a few secret weapons. >> let's do it. whoa >> yeah. [ applause ] >> that's how you steal the show. >> someone doesn't like it. like we do. >> yeah. >> my daisy. >> that is what you call stealing the show right there. bringing some friends along. >> always works. >> and not just any friends, friends from the new york humane society so they are available, yes.
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>> all right. >> they are cutety. here's is ginger, rocking rockette. better watch out you better not pout i'm telling you why santa claus is coming to town [ applause ] >> nice. >> she gave you quite a -- >> nice. >> see how i got a waist again. >> she brought the rockettes all the way to new york. that's interesting. >> speechless. you got him. >> she has a whole other person attached. that's a neat idea right there. >> two, one here, one here. >> what are you having?
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it's his first dress up. >> okay. it is amy robach's turn. she's got game. [ cheers and applause ] >> not bad, huh. >> yeah, i like that. >> my two favorite teams. >> i'm from georgia, you know that. >> i love you already. now, georgia bulldogs and i was born on michigan state campus. my dad and my grandpa went so i got red and green with my two favorite sports teams. >> great colors. you make some noise. i like this one. [ applause ] >> i like this. >> now it's going to be hard for lara to top last year but here she comes now with strictly ball gown. [ applause ] >> i like that. i like that. i like that.
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>> i was trying to class it up a little bit. >> yeah. >> this guy, he loves it. >> yeah. >> whoo! [ applause ] >> i love the ornaments. very subtle. i love the ornaments. very subtle. very subtle. not sure what airport she can go to but -- >> she got the puppy's attention. >> hiding a small village under here. i put the ball in ball gown. >> no, seriously, it looks like it's something that we can probably -- i could take you to a prom or something. >> thank you. >> can we do that. >> we'll go to the prom together. why not. >> what do you think overall? >> honestly, i don't know. it was very creative like the things -- you know, when you bring dogs because i have a dog and i'm a pet lover. >> babies.
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then, then wear something that has georgia on it is also a cheat sheet because i'm from atlanta. >> yeah, baby. >> i can see me, you know, disqualifying two of them because they don't have anything to do with me on it. you know. >> well, the voters at home, we want everyone at home to vote and announce our winner at the end of the show. go to the website goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo!
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hi. welcome back. this is her wearing a sweater. go to our website to vote on our ugly holiday sweater showdown. you can't vote for pip but we all gave it our all. we want you to get ready for high adrenaline action thriller.
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agent who catches criminals and some waves. cowabunga, baby. rachel smith with the story. >> my father put me on a surfboard before i could walk. >> reporter: learning to surf. luke bracy was meant to play johnny utah, a rookie fbi agent and extreme sports superhero. >> i grew up on the beach. salt water runs through my veins. the cure for anything is saltwater. if it's sweat, tears or the ocean. >> reporter: the ocean is just one of many thrilling obstacles luke's character faces attempting to bust daredevil criminals responsible for a string of heists. >> identify these individuals and report back to me. >> reporter: the film, a turning point for the 26-year-old actor. this is your big hollywood moment. first role as a leading man. no pressure. but how does it feel? >> i haven't had time to think about it too much. i guess i'm pretty lucky about that. >> first thing we got to do is put wax on the board.
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for a surfing lesson off the coast of malibu. >> you want to pop up as low as you can and keep your knees bent. after a few pointers, it was just luke, me and the pacific ocean. let's do this. first i had to get the courage incredible. he's definitely done this a time or two. me, well, after a little push, here i go. the surf was up, but i was down. what a wipeout. video though with our surf cam. rooting me on and leading the way i caught another wave, and, well, i opted to tick a dive and after a few i figured out how to stay above the water. awesome. i'm your sidekick. >> watch out.
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>> you're welcome. >> for "good morning america," rachel smith, abc news, malibu, california. >> very nice. now, remember, please keep voting for our ugly sweater showdown. robin, the camera is over here, girl. get over here. >> i'm trying to get the shot. >> can you explain the basketballs. contribution there. thank you very much. you know who this is. angela. >> hi. >> yes, and grace ramey. what you did in making that half-court shot that we've been showing over and over again and got half off your beautiful daughter's tuition and also raising a lot of money to help those that are hungry. tell us about your organization, how you guys have been helping. >> our school bethany academy had a fund-raiser which kids against hunger and we and five hours were blessed to pack 41,000 meals. 41,000 meals. >> 41,000.
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well, you know what, we here at "good morning america," we're going to make a donation to a children's organization to help with the hunger. we're going to do that. we're going to do that for you. bless your heart. >> all right. and you don't even have to make a shot for us to do it. you don't have to make a shot. we'll do that. >> thank you. >> we want to see, you know, just a little closer than half-court. can you do it again. >> i don't know. >> come on, baby. come on. do your thing. do your thing. come on. whoa. here you go. here you go. >> okay. uh-oh. are you going to go granny style again. >> oh, oh, oh. [ screaming ] >> thank you. oh.
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"good morning america" is brought to you by alka seltzer day cold & flu. >> the moment we've been waiting for. the big winner of our ugly sweater showdown. 2 chainz. >> okay, drum roll, please. [ drum roll ] >> the winner is robin. >> whoo!
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>> oh, my gosh. all right. >> thank you. >> take your walk. >> i never win. i never win. >> you dit, rosie. you did it. we did it. thank you. thank you. >> oh, oh. >> come on, really. >> yeah. >> whoo! >> have a great day, everyone. good morning, it's 8:56. 17th. i'm rob nelson. topping headlines at this time.
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person or people who vandalized a church in mastic beach. the glass displays, statues and candles were all damaged at the st. jude's candle shrine on hemlock drive on tuesday, there's now a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. the drug company's ceo who bought an aids drug and then hiked the price 5,000% was arrested this morning by federal agents for securities fraud. martin shkreli allegedly diverted money from a firm he started back in 2011 and prosecutors say he used the money to pay off debts from unrelated business dealings. brooklyn later today. and with that we get a check on morning commute with good morning debbie. lot. outside and show you a look at the eastbound northern state right at rosslyn road. an accident off on the shoulder and watch -- delays and let's go to the maps and problems on the bronx river parkway yonkers. a fatal accident with an metro-north still seeing delays on the new haven line and new
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corridor delays into penn station with congestion. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect. back to you rob. thank you debbie. time now for imbibing look at the weather with -- a quick look at the weather with bill. >> clouds and rain coming and a few sprinkles and showers around but what we'll see as we continue to go through the day is the rain building around lunchtime into the afternoon. a few sprints and sprinkles to the west. we could get half inch to inch of rain and temperature will be very mild in the upper 50s. tonight the rain ends and it gets breezy and chilly tomorrow. blustery and much colder on saturday. a couple of snow flakes up to next week. rob? lot. that's the news for now.
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