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good morning, america. and a new threat developing right now, by al qaeda. are they making firebombs to ignite massive wildfires around the country? issuing detailed plans to followers. brian ross with the details. the president's first love revealed. how this woman's secret diary showed a glimpse of a love affair with passion and distance at the same time. their romance in her words. and what she said when he told her i love you. tanorexia. new details about the mom who brought her child to the tanning booth. now, the mom is in court,
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battling to keep her child. and what is the tanning doing to her body? and lottery showdown. the woman who cashed the $1 million ticket. what happens when finders keepers gets turned upside down? the rain has finally stopped here in times square. we have so much to get to this morning, everyone. what a wrenching day in the john edwards trial yesterday. so much emotion in the courtroom. his daughter, cate, was by his side all through the time. yesterday, she had to get up and leave the courtroom in tears. her father was calling after her in the courtroom. >> the testimony concerning her mother. and it was just too much. and this is just too much. junior seau, the nfl star's
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sudden death. and why there's a lesson here for teen athletes. it's shaken up the sports world. >> and beyond the sports world. and check this out. what does this lion want right here? a vicious lion. i don't know what they're laughing about. you'll find out in just a second. see that little boy. he thinks it's lunch. we talk to the family live in a minute. first, we want to get to josh elliott, top stories breaking overnight, including the chinese dissident that's been the center of high-stakes negotiations between the u.s. and china. >> the diplomatic crisis in china, recording chen guangcheng. he's begging to fly to the united states, on secretary of state hillary clinton's plane. chen, who escaped house arrest and was sheltered at the u.s. embassy there in beijing, is rejecting a deal that would have allowed him to stay in china. telling abc news, in part, that he fears for his family's safety. meanwhile, here at home, we're learning about a new threat looming from al qaeda. it's not big-city airports that
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are the targets this time. rather, large swaths of the american west. and brian ross is here with the overnight details. >> reporter: good morning, josh. al qaeda's camps in afghanistan may be shut down. this morning, they're online sites are urging followers to attack america in disturbing, new ways. citing the forest fires in the west, al qaeda says a well-placed firebomb could terrorize large areas of the country. in an online cover magazine called "inspire," al qaeda describes your freedom to ignite a firebomb. and describes in detail how to build a so-called ember bomb. and how to study weather mans for dangerously dry conditions. forest experts say, the details are precise and troubling, given the dry conditions in the country right now. >> a wildfire moves quite quickly and can inflict damage. and if people have that intent, it's very frightening. >> reporter: the online magazine
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also quotes what it says were the final instructions from the american-born al qaeda leader, anwar al awlaki, who was killed in a u.s. strike last september. al awlaki is quoted as saying, the use of chemical and biological weapons against population centers is allowed and is strongly recommended. and the magazine also urges its followers to obtain handguns and carry out assassination plots against americans with political and economic ramifications. american authorities say they could take down the online magazine sites at any time. but they're left up because it provides a valuable intelligence tool and allows authorities to track those who visit the sites. josh? >> brian ross, thanks for that. police near phoenix says a white supremacist is behind a shooting rampage there. they say j.t. ready shot and killed his girlfriend and four people, including a baby, before turning the gun on himself.
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and the san diego college student who was forgotten in a federal holding cell for five days is now suing the dea. daniel chong says he thought he was losing his mind after being left without food, water or access to a toilet. he was swept up in a drug raid but never charged. and he's now suing for $20 million. and truly a magic moment in the major leagues last night. >> and casilla lifts it out towards right. jered weaver has no hits. >> the angels, as you just heard. jered weaver, the first no-hitter of his career. no-hitting the minnesota twins. the second historic pitching performance. a perfect game thrown by phillip humber at seattle. april 21st. it happened when most of us were long, long gone to sleep land. >> true that. >> thank god for videotape. >> uh-huh.
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>> it's going to be a big season. now, to the most emotional day yet in the john edwards' trial. his daughter couldn't take it. she fled the courtroom in tears. abc's bob woodruff was there. he joins us from greensboro, north carolina, with all of the details. good morning, bob. >> reporter: good morning, george. this could be another dramatic day today. yesterday, it was about elizabeth edwards, who you know, died of cancer about a year and a half ago. and a witness told the story about how she found out about this affair. and how damaging it really was. throughout the trial, cate edwards has been her father's most visible supporter. but this was different. on the stand was christina reynolds, a former campaign staffer, and a close confidant of elizabeth edwards. and the question turned to this 2007 "national enquirer" story, as to edwards' affair with rielle hunter.
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edwards turned to his caught da. calling to her, cate, kate. edwards put his head in his hands, as reynolds testified about a heated fight between the couple. a fight she said was triggered by the "enquirer" story. elizabeth was very upset, reynolds told jurors. she stormed off and collapsed into a ball in the parking lot. she screamed at her husband. you don't see me anymore. she took off her shirt and bra. edwards' attorney suggested it was the specter of the affair getting widespread attention in the media that led to elizabeth's breakdown. did you know she was mortified by the publicity? yes, reynolds replied. >> we see a person caught in quicksand after the affair. and the cover-up, was it to keep his family intact? or was it about the presidential campaign? it's going to be one of the key questions. >> reporter: later in the
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afternoon, cate edwards returned to the courtroom, only to hear former campaign scheduler, matthew nelson, testify about another heated and emotional fight her parents had. this time, in the car, earlier that same day. she was pawing him in the backseat, nelson testified. saying elizabeth mockingly asked her husband, is this what you do in a car when you're together in new york city? nelson told the jury, john edwards encouraged elizabeth to calm down. asking she not do this in front of our friends. they're not our friends, nelson told, elizabeth replied. they are our staff. outside, edwards tried to console his daughter. >> i wish they had not mentioned your mom. in full view of a dozen cameras. you can say the most moving part of this trial is not the affect on john edwards or rielle hunter. this is about what has done to the family in that courtroom. and of course, his wife who died a year and a half ago. george? >> it sure does.
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let's bring in our legal analyst, dan abrams. let's talk about the testimony. as bob said, it shows a family being torn apart, especially the testimony from christina reynolds. but does it help the prosecution's case? >> it cuts both ways. the fact that elizabeth edwards got so upset about this, the defense is going to use to its advantage. they're going to say, look. see? this is why john edwards was trying to cover this up. this money was going to prevent that from happening. not campaign. not to protect his campaign. but to protect his personal life. and once she found out exactly what he feared happened. it does cut both ways. but what the prosecution is trying to do here, is show the cronology of what happened then. that the rielle hunter was the fabric of the campaign. and there is no separating the campaign from his personal life. >> that's what the testimony of josh brumberger, a personal aide
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to john edwards. he was fired on the spot for talking about the affair. >> and seemingly someone that doesn't have an interest in this. and does seem to be backing up the testimony of the youngs. andrew and cheri young, who are testified about how john edwards is orchestrating the cover-up. one of the issues is, did john edwards know about the money? and you have him saying that john edwards was ordering a littal action committee to pay her health insurance. and john edwards was well aware of everything that was happening. that's very important. i think one of the most important witnesses in the case. >> dan abrams, thanks very much. now, to the death of former nfl superstar, junior seau, and why it could be a warning to parents of teen athletes across the country. experts say it could be linked to head injuries from all of the hard hits he took on the field for all those years. abc's paula faris has more. >> reporter: good morning, robin.
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these traumatic brain injuries, affecting 1.5 million young athletes over the past decade, according to the cdc. seau's death follows a number of high-profile professional athletes. this time, no suicide note. only a text message that said, i love you. a future nfl hall of famer and a father of three has apparently taken his own life. and this morning, his family is struggling to understand why. >> why you never telling me you're going? take me. take me. leave my son alone. >> reporter: pro football legend, junior seau, was found dead wednesday morning by his girlfriend, after police say he shot himself in the chest in his oceanside, california home. those closest to the pro bowler, including his former teammates, say they didn't see it coming. >> we were there for you. we knew you were a superstar.
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we knew you were a super person. but come out and tell us you needed us. >> reporter: seau, who played in the league for 20 seasons, could be the third former nfl player to kill himself in the last 14 months. and five over the last seven years. many of the suicides, experts believe, may be linked to repeated head injuries. sustained by playing a sport so violent, it's been described as being in a car crash. >> you can't take head injury, head impact out of football. even with the best helmet, you're going to have a head that's moving quickly that stops suddenly. and that's a bad thing. >> reporter: in 2010, seau denied he was trying to commit suicide when he drove his suv off this cliff. he survived the plunge. but the crash came just hours after he was arrested for allegedly attacking his then-girlfriend. for those who knew seau best, are remembering him as a leader, not only on the field but in his community.
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>> i beg to god, please, take me. take me. leave my son. but it's too late. too late. >> reporter: so tough to see a mother grieving for her child. just this morning, tmz reporting seau's family is not blaming football for his death. if you remember when dave duerson shot himself in the chest last february, he left a note for his family, asking that his brain be studied. he had been suffering from a degenerative condition of the brain. it was eating at his brain. and he didn't know how to deal with it. >> thank you. knowing he shot himself, junior seau, in the chest, it makes you think -- >> there seems to be a link. one of the players that paula spoke of, ray easterling, another that shot himself two weeks ago. his widow says he, too, suffered from depression and insomnia and dimension. and in shooting himself, again,
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he -- committing suicide, this is now going to turn a very bright light on this -- on this class-action lawsuit. if someone like junior seau is linked to this. >> a modern-day player. >> a modern-day player and a beloved one. junior seau never listed as having a concussion on an injury report throughout his career. and by the way, a bright light. he will be missed. >> love that guy. thanks, guys. now, to the private side of president obama. revealing portraits of him as a young man in love in his 20s, before he met michelle. abc's jake tapper has the story. >> reporter: here are the pictures of the old girlfriend we're hearing about for the first time. in a book excerpt in the brand-new "vanity fair." genevieve cook, who barack obama
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met at a byob christmas party in 1983. where she was drinking bailey's irish cream from the bottle. in his memoir, president obama wrote just a little about his time in new york city. >> the beauty, the fifth, the noise and the excesses. >> reporter: but obama morphed a few relationships into one composite in the book. cook and obama moved in together in 1984. she wrote of their love in their journals. and the concern about how guarded and controlled he was. distance, distance, distance and wariness, she wrote. the sexual warmth is definitely there. but the rest has sharp edges. his warmth can be deceptive. he speaks sweet words that are open and trusting. there is that coolness. she tells him she loves him. his response, thank you. >> this is his girlfriend. they had a deep, significant
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romance. and she felt she couldn't ultimately break through to him. >> repeporter: "the new york times" jodi kantor wrote about the obamas' marriage, says this sounds like the same man 20 years later. >> he's so contained and reserved. the fact that few people in the white house seem to totally understand the experience of the presidency. and that seems like exactly the same person we hear about in these letters. >> reporter: young barack obama was trying to figure out just who he was. cook wrote of him balancing the tendency to be always the observer with how to affect change. when cook and obama broke up, she wrote in her journal that obama's future wife was out there, somewhere waiting for him. she described this future wife as a wise, bubbly, strong, black lady. >> she had insights. how would you like to have every, single detail of your life in your 20s combed over like that.
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boy. >> i was just thinking, relationships in our 20s. >> burn those diaries. >> thank you. now, to the major legal battle escalating over a tossed-out lottery ticket. josh brought this to us in the news yesterday. the woman who bought the ticket threw it out because she was told it wasn't any good. and another woman found it in the trash, cashed it in and got $1 million. who really is the rightful owner? a judge has weighed in. this is the follow-up, people. the fight is far from over. ryan owens has the story. >> reporter: it's the battle of the sharons. two arkansas women who share a name and a claim, to a lottery ticket worth $1 million. meet sharon duncan. this week, a judge ruled she should be the sharon who gets the $1 million, even though she tossed the winning ticket in the trash. it happened last summer. this sharon bought the ticket at this gas station in arkansas. the computer mistakenly scanned
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it as a loser. so, she threw it out. along comes the other sharon. sharon jones. she dug that losing ticket out of the garbage. arkansas allows people to take used tickets, go to the web and redeem small prizes. >> i was just putting in the points for -- i was going to get gifts for my grandkids for christmas and maybe eventually get enough points to get me a tv. >> reporter: well, she got a lot more than that. lottery officials gave her the big check. and she immediately put that $1 million to use. bought a new pickup truck. paid off credit cards. gave a lot to her kids. but then, along comes that other sharon again. she sued. and much to everyone's surprise, the judge sided with her. he says the sharon who already spent a lot of that jackpot needs to pay her the 1 million bucks. >> we're certainly disappointed. i have to admit, i'm a little surprised. >> reporter: the sharon who found the ticket is vowing to
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appeal. and legal experts say she may have a good case. >> it's a crazy, crazy story. now, we have people fighting over who owns the trash. >> i think justice will prevail. >> reporter: but for now, the judge here says finders keepers doesn't always apply. for "good morning america," ryan owens, abc news, arkansas. >> give them both 1 million bucks. let's get down to sam who is in dallas, on our wonderful affilia affiliate, aa. >> let's get to the boards. on the severe storm side, we had about 150 reports of severe weather during the day yesterday. this is where the storms will light up today. kansas city, omaha, chicago, detroit. even as close as buffalo. you are involved in some of these storms today. and there's a little south texas involvement, as well. here's where the big, cold air gets shoved away.
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investigators are looking for person who stabbed two t d.c. in southeas a man and woman were step late on 27th street and injuriesuffered minor critical buts in stable condition this morning. police believe they knew their attackers and there is no word what led to this attack. montgomery county police are looking for a man posing as a officer. the impersonator pulled over a avenel road in silver yesterday, took her purse off.elf on and and drove not hurt but newschannel 8 will have an in- report in a couple of minutes. let's get a quick check of the g commute with lisa baden. a slow roll through 270 from father hurley the beltway and 66 woodbridge creek accident or a zionlist was struck at road.
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i will take you live to some of the geico traffic center cameras and the beltway is moving very well close to bradley boulevard d across theoad an bridge and near the pentagon. it is dry out there but i am reports that has been an isolated sprinkled here and there. northwest into pennsylvania, is rain that is falling apart. degrees and the district, on low 80's and a afternoon this followed by a few thunderstorms. warmer tomorrow with storms through saturday. >> we will be back at 7:56.
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i don't know what happened. she's on the floor dying. >> the shocking 911 call you hear right there. the husband online. the husband is accused of strangling his wife. her family taking his side. but he says spray tanning is to blame. and supermodel linda evangelis evangelista. now, she is asking salma hayek's husband for $50,000 a month. the tanning twist. this woman is accused of bringing her 5-year-old inside a
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tanning booth. she is battling in court to keep her child right now. and the salon owner says she goes to the tanning salon 20 times a month. >> it looks like that from her appearance. let's get to the case of the miami real estate developer, charged with strangling his wife. he says an allergic reaction to a spray tan is to blame for her death. chris cuomo has all the latest on this. >> this is interest. you have death by spouse or an accident. that's typical criminal confrontation. hold on. you've never heard a defense describe an accident this way before. >> maria. come on, wake up. >> reporter: that's the sound of eleanor koffman's husband, adam, screaming on a 911 call. she was found dead on the couple's bathroom floor back in november 2007. her husband, adam, a prominent real estate developer said he
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awoke to find her there. a horrible accident. but a year and a half after her death, the coroner had a different theory. >> her death resulted by a mechanical force applied to her neck. >> reporter: in other word, a homicide. he was charged with second-degree murder, accused of strangling the mother of their two children. prosecutors played the tape of the 911 call made the night of her death, 23 minutes long. you can hear adam hysterically asking for help. >> she's not breathing. >> reporter: emotions so raw, it caused one person to faint in the courtroom. and may have sowed the seeds of the defense. >> he loved his wife more than anyone in the world. never would harm her. >> reporter: instead of attacking the prosecution's case and questioning what motive there was for murder. the defense has a defense of their own. eleanor had a reaction to a spray tan she had gotten the day
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before. >> if the defendant and his team of lawyers have experts to actually back up this defense, it may play well. >> she collapsed. we know she affixuated. but we don't know why any of that happened. and certainly, that could have been caused by this exposure to the tanner. >> reporter: bizarre to be sure. but even more bizarre to some is the fact that eleanor's family and friends believe he is innocence. >> i've known that boy since he was born. there's no way, no way, he could hurt that woman. he loved her so much. >> reporter: they will be called as defense witnesses after the trial begins on monday. >> if the victim's family is supporting mr. kaufman, then the prosecution is going to have to work doubly hard to show that there's a motive here as to why he would want his wife dead. >> chris and i are going to bring "gma" legal analyst dan abrams into the conversation. have you ever heard a defense
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like this? >> nope. never heard a spray tan defense. this is a comparatively strong defense. compared to most cases that go to trial, the fact that the prosecutors have, basically, a medical examiner coming in and saying he believes that the victim was choked. a year and a half later. but that seems like all that they have. and yet, the defense does have quite a bit to work with here. >> you bring upome excellent points. chris, the death takes place in 2007. the husband is not arrested until 2009. here it is 2012 and it's finally going to trial. why is everything taking so long? >> the timing seems to suggest a lack of preparation on the part of the prosecution. but let's look at it on the other side. it took a long time because cases take time. they're a busy unit down there. there was a lot of extra investigation being done in this. many extra tests to rule out other types of scenarios. the defense will offer, why didn't you look into our theory? why didn't you test for arsenic and other things that might have
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caused an allergic reaction? this is a case about what is not known. that gets tricky when you go into a courtroom. what the prosecution has is sustained pressure, which sounds like choking to most. the defense has a creative theory of what else it could be. the defense has no reason to offer any explanation. but this one certainly has people intrigued. >> and the defense also has an enhanced picture now. they're saying, why didn't prosecutors bring this to us? the defense's theory, she had this reaction near a magazine rack. and something happens to her physically. they say, look at the wall next to the magazine rack. and they highlight it. and there is what looks like yellow fluid on the wall there. they say, why didn't this ever come to light before? and this supports our theory that she had this kind of reaction after the fact. >> an enhanced photo. and playing on the unknown. they didn't take the magazines into evidence. playing on the unknown. >> eleanor's family is firmly standing behind him. how does that play?
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>> huge, i believe. why? this comes down to people. there will be jurors who sit and make this determination. who has more reason to care and want justice here than the victim's family. they back him. they're going to testify for him. that helps. does that matter legally? no. but this is a human process. >> and i think they're going to have a hard time here. you talk about the fact that the key evidence is, as chris points out, the medical examiner. they have dna they think is crucial. but on a whole, a lot more cases go to trial without as much evidence as this one. >> but death by spray tan? >> they don't have the -- >> i use a little spray tan. >> only -- in the morning. dan, as always, thank you. chris, always good to have you here. and your man, sam, he's down in our dallas home, with our great station, abc station, wfaa -- sam, you promised. i know you've been posting on
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facebook, some great pics. >> robin, this is unbelievable. normally, the dallas arboretum is beautiful anyway. but look at the chihuly installations that are here. we're going to show you as many as we can. look at the hornets that are in front of us. they take hot glass. they blow it in the mold. because of that curvature, they have to unscrew the hot glass it out of it. here's the boards. we had more than a dozen record high dependentemperatures. dallas, you're 92. just under the record at 97 degrees. that's the big heat across the nation. there's a new rain system that's into the northwest. we'll talk about that this morning. temperatures are in the 50's, outside but we
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how much does it cost each month to raise a child? when a little boy is the child of a supermodel and a billionaire, a little more than you might think. linda evangelista is asking for $46,000 a month, from her ex. cecilia vega has the details on what could be a record-breaking case. >> reporter: she was one of the original supermodels. gracing countless magazine covers. starring in that iconic george michael anthem. ♪ freedom, freedom >> reporter: a beauty who famously said she won't even wake up for less than $10,000 a day. the day that linda evangelista heads to court in new york, with another figure in mind.
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$46,000. that's how much she wants her son's billionaire french father to pay every month in child support. evangelista and francois-henri pinault, have a son together. he runs gucci aooefs st. launt. and now, he's married to salma hayek. does that strike use as a lot of money? >> not if he's a billionaire. >> reporter: manage ththe needs for her son. 24-hour nanny care. a car and personal driver. there are reportedly two manhattan apartments. one to live in. and one close to his school, just for play dates. pinault has reportedly been paying for school, health care and child support since last august. a spokesman tells "good morning america," it is unfortunate that this case is going to trial. franco
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francois' only concern is for his son. and he will make certain that augie has what he needs. evangelista's lawyers declined to comment. but she said she needs round-the-clock nannies because her days are packed. when i work, it can be a 16-hour day. on days when i do not work, i'm working on my image. i have to hit the gym. i have beauty appointments. i have to work towards my next job and maintaining my image, just like an athlete. evangelista's would hardly be the biggest support check. but it's up there. curt kerkorian was ordered to pay $100,000 a month. jean-claude van damme, $27,000 a month. melissa etheridge is reportedly paying $23,000 a month. if evangelista's request was granted it would be a super-sized child support payment for this supermodel app her son. for "good morning america,"
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here's "the play of the day." >> you can go on the internet. and you can see any number of babies up against zoo partitions. big animals checking out human babies. but not all the babies are dressed like baby zebras. take a look. this is a zoo in oregon. that's kiah, a lioness, who is normally lazy. but let's face it, little jack there, 13 months old, looks like a little -- maybe kiah's really hungry. sure, you're tough. you're tough with the glass
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partition. >> oh, wow. oh, my gosh. >> get that baby out of there. >> right. >> that's scary. >> let's find out why. we actually have baby jack and mother, heather, joining us via skype, with more on the story. and again, heather, we know the glass is there. but at any point are you actually scared about what could happen? >> no. we weren't scared at all. we just thought it was hilarious. >> how was jack -- we heard him at one point sort of talking to his new best friend there. how was jack reacting? >> yeah. he loves katies. he was waving and saying, hi, kitty, kitty. >> when he got there, did kiah come up and come immediately to the glass partition? how did it come to pass? >> the lions were just laying far away on their hill. and there were other kids up there.
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but when we stood jack up there, she immediately got interested and came over. she must have thought he looked tasty. >> do you think it's because of the hoodie? it looks a little zebra-like. >> i think it was. i think it was the hoodie. >> when did you realize he was dressed like a baby zebra. >> not until after we got home and put the video on facebook. >> the lion equivalent of an oreo. >> we appreciate your time today. thanks for joining us. >> thank you. coming up, "steals and deals" just for "gma" viewers. coming up, "steals and deals" just for "gma" viewers. go nowhere. to go the dayen without looking at themselves in the mirror after styling with new dove style plus care in the morning. we covered every reflection they could look in. ♪ style is long lasting when hair is nourished. ♪ that's why new dove style plus care with nutri-style complex nourishes and conditions so your style can go the distance.
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>> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. morning @ 7:56. it is thursday, may 3. don't look for d.c. bars to stay later. committee has rejected the vincent gray plan allow bars to stay open one later. meant more tax the city but critics about noise,d crime, and congested.
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today's sentencing date for former d.c. council member harry thomas jr. who pleaded guilty in thanry to stealing more helpnt tohat wa programs. to servers want him jail ands in e more inel 8 will hav depth report in a few minutes. out what is happening on the road with lisa baden. the fog has developed so turn your headlights on. take the time to get the beltway. had a minor incident reported car fire that was taken of close to oxon hill. on georgia avenue northbound, the second exit for the beltway, over butuck turned avenue outside the beltway. at moving to speeds. we will take the north of the beltway and 395 which is not too bad near duke st.. see thenot even washington monument.
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our cloud deck is lower than 555 feet which is the of the washington monument. there were some drizzles to real of the day but no showers. degrees in the district, on to the low 80's and some some later. >> we will be back at 8:27.
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♪ good morning good morning ♪ ♪ get ready you have a front-row seat ♪ ♪ good morning good morning ♪ ♪ we have a special treat [ cheers and applause ] good morning. oh, great crowd out there. always love having you with us here in times square. for a fun thursday. a.k.a. friday eve. one more alarm clock and then the weekend is there. >> i got -- >> we have to find out where that is.
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josh is on assignment right now. we're going to tell you about a mom accused of taking her kid to the tanning salon. you've heard this story. look at her right there. spends a lot of time in the tanning booth. the owner says 20 times a month. now, the mother is in court, trying to keep custody of her child. also, guys, we're going to talk about the big business of having a baby. how all of the celebrity baby bumps are giving a lot of stars a big career boost. we'll take a look at the star moms. "steals and deals" just in time for mothers day. tory's going to be there. all of the great "steals and deals." we'll get to them in a little bit. first, josh has the news. >> kansas. there's a magic box that spits information. it's remarkable. other news to begin with. the economy, priority number one for so many. jobs, the report out this
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morning, says enough jobs are being created across the country to push the unemployment rate below 8% by election day. however, experts do believe it will take at least another three years before the rate drops below 6%, which is the level that signifies a healthy economy. meanwhile, al qaeda is sounding a disturbing rallying call this morning, urging followers to set wildfires on american soil. the terror magazine "inspire," has resurfaced, offering details on how to set a firebomb in a place such as montana. the magazine claims to have final instructions from radical cleric anwar al awlaki, who was killed in a u.s. drone strike last year. and a diplomatic standoff between the u.s. and china has taken a dramatic, new turn now. human rights dissidenter, chen guangcheng, has turned down a deal that would have him stay in
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china. chen says he fears for his family's safety. and medical examiners will be looking for head trauma, as they perform an autopsy on junior seau. he would be the third former nfl player to have committed suicide in just over a year. among them, former chicago bears safety, dave duerson, who shot himself in the chest, so, in the suicide note he wrote, his brain could be studied. and ashton kutcher is at the center of controversy this morning. critics say the ad you see right there, for a potato ship company, in which kutcher faked an accent playing a character named raj is offended. and one of the most famous paintings in the world is also the most expensive on record. an anonymous buyer paid for "the scream," by edvard munch, for 1$20 million.
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spirit airlines, already charges you 45 bucks to store a carry-on bag in the overhead bin. now, to get people to pay ahead online, it's raising the fee to $100 for people who have to pay at the gate to put a bag over your head on a plane you bought a ticket for. here's diane sawyer with a preview of tonight's "world news." diane? >> good morning to you, josh. what if a homemade cake was so good it could power up jobs in america? you have to see it tonight. and we'll tell you about this cake. and also, the recipe for success, tonight on "world news." and finally, if you want to go for a ride above the beautiful rio de janeiro skyline, all you have to do is take a look. yves rossy, wearing a jet pack as he soars through the air. a hand-held throttle controlling four engines.
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he can steer it. he can pitch it. he can make it descend, thankfully. all you need to do is move your shoulders and legs. who is with me, everybody? >> yeah, no. >> no takers here. >> i'd rather go on spirit airlines. >> at least in theory. >> i'd do it. >> i have a breaking headline this morning also. guess what? we've got a "new york times" best-selling author, right here at the desk. lara spencer, who breaks for yard sales. and has a book to prove it. she's now in the top ten. number nine. >> thank you. thank you. yeah. who knew? junk? >> not junk anymore. we go to real stories now. >> yeah. i wouldn't think of it, george. thank you. thank you, josh. that's very nice. it is, indeed. >> "pop news." >> so is "pop news."
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and so is prom season, which is it. and at kingsley pearson high school in kingsley, high school. look who rachel byrd brought as herb date. look closely. it seems as if tim -- tim's a little stiff. tim's cardboard. rachel was hoping for the real tim tebow. but when she tweeted him and he didn't tweet back, she didn't get depressed. she got creative. how did it go? rachel said tim was smiling all night. who saw "modern family" last night? anybody see it? did you watch? it was so funny. and so is next week's. you'll only see a sneak peek right here. take a look. >> you look like hell. >> i'm a little dizzy. i think that ride did something to me. >> the fluid in your inner ear is thickening. you're getting old. i have to pop a dramamine to get in my swivel chair. >> that's not it.
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i'm king of the rollercoaster. >> you want to go on matterhorn? >> i think me and your dad are going to sit this one out. >> no. you have to eat that pickle on your own, jay. i have a few good years left. luke, wait up. i'll race you there. i'm good. i'm good. >> so good. yeah, me, too. "modern family" airs wednesday at 9:00, 8:00 central, right here on abc. and interior designer nate burrkes has hit the bull's eye for target. now, he can help with your pieces. lighting pillows. "gma's" been given this exclusive first look at the collection, which goes on sale in october. the quality and design are the main priority. but everything has to be affordable. and finally, flying first
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class has its perks. we're not sure this is one of them. starting in may, virgin airlines' first class customers will have richard branson staring up at them from their cocktails. sir richard will be chiselled into ice cubes. richard wishes he could be sitting and enjoying with his customers having cocktails. this is the way they can be doing it in spirit. >> ding. >> do you get a choice? >> i don't think you get a choice. his airline, his cubes. >> anytime you can say -- ice, ice. >> yeah. >> i'm going to start looking for these, just so i can see you do this. >> you got it. >> thank you again. the real winner is sam, where he is today. down in dallas. oh, sam. spectacular. >> robin, look at that shot. that is one of the exhibits here
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at the dallas arboretum, all through white rock lake. hello, good morning. i'm walking here. this is the artist and his beautiful wife, dale chihuly. good morning. what was the idea to put them in boats? >> we were in finland, blowing glass. i decided to put the boat in the river. and there were teenage kids from the village that picked up the glass and put it in the boats. >> it is spectacular. >> i saw that and i used that ever since. >> it's phenomenal. something's next for you guys. what's going on next? >> we're superexcited. when we get home from dallas, we'll be putting finishing touches on the space needle, chihuly garden and glass. >> can we come to that, as well? i would love to. it's so much fun to be with you guys this morning. quick look at the big board for your weather. we've got one new system coming in the northwest. big-time heat in the middle of the country. and into the northeast, we have
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milder temperatures where we can get rid of that cold air. there is a little bit of drizzle this morning. we have low, gray clouds to start the day. the front will move to the north east and we will have some some later this afternoon. district righthe now, >> the dallas arboretum, one of the most beautiful places i've been in my life. 1,000-times more beautiful because of the chihuly glass here this morning. we're here all morning long. i am not leaving. george, robin? >> it is beautiful, sam. but you have to leave. we need you back here. we also would like to give you a look at what's coming up
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on our "gma morning menu." there'new questions this rning about the mom accused of taking her 5-year-old daughter to a tanning salon. we have the latest on that. and when baby bumps mean a career boost. we're going behind the big business of having a baby. plus, great "deals and steals." our mother's day edition. stay with us. [ male announcer ] if you stash tissues like a squirrel stashes nuts, you may be muddling through allergies. try zyrtec® liquid gels. nothing starts working faster than zyrtec® at relieving your allergy symptoms for 24 hours. zyrtec®. love the air. at relieving your allergy symptoms for 24 hours.
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and now, to the latest on that new jersey mom we told you about who is charged with bringing her 5-year-old daughter into a tanning booth.
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patricia krentcil was in court on wednesday. her own appearance is raising new questions. linsey davis is back with much more on this. >> reporter: good morning, robin. bloggers are having a lot of fun with this story. saying the mom is in hot water and should end up where the sun don't shine. but this is actually a serious story. you have prosecutors saying a mom brought her 5-year-old tanning. and some doctors saying mom is t tan rexic. patricia krentcil is gaining national attention for her own increasingly copper tone complexi complexion. on wednesday, she entered a plea of not guilty to second-degree child endangerment charges. when 5-year-old anna told her she had gone tanning with mommy. that prompted the school to call child services. but many are wondering if
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krentcil has a problem of her own. look at her tanned skin on monday. by the time she sat down with us on tuesday night, her skin was an even deeper bronze. >> i'm very tan. and i have been tanning my whole life. >> wow. okay. when you look at this, this is a problem. this is somebody who most likely has a condition called tanorexia, where they don't realize how much color they have. she's at higher risk for skin cancer. and it doesn't send a great message to her child. >> reporter: even snooki, from "the jersey shore," who is synonymous with a deep tan is calling krentcil crazy. even snooki says, everyone knows you're not supposed to take kids there. >> it's wrong to presume something that didn't happen. >> reporter: but this new jersey mom pamaintains her daughter wa burn was from the sun. saying she would never allow her
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daughter to go inside the booth. >> there are stories that patricia took her into the tanning booth and went tanning together. >> like i was a murderer. >> reporter: krentcil's lawyer says he doesn't believe she's addicted to tanning. >> to call her an addict is a real leap. it seems like it's being exaggerated to emphasize, look at her. she must have done this. >> reporter: the owner of the tanning salon where krentcil goes says on the day in question, the little girl actually remained in the lobby with her father and brother and didn't go into the tanning booth at all. she also pays a flat fee for $100 a month. she goes for the maximum 12 minutes a session, about 20 times a month. if you do the math, about five times a week. >> 20 times a month? >> like a job. >> wow. that can't be good. >> reporter: not at all. >> thank you. thanks very much. lara? >> thank you. now, the big business of becoming a mom. more attention.
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more money. for some celebrities after starting families. having a baby has become big business in hollywood. and abc's juju chang is here with more on what could be the hottest, new trend. >> absolutely. you and i have done stories on mommywood together. what is it? when you take hollywood and motherhood, you get mommywood. and they are celebrities, turning into mommy moguls. and they're giving birth to a whole, new way of extending the shelf life of their fame and fortune. when celebrities go from this, to this, it's not just their bellies that balloon. so does their popularity and profitability. >> pregnancy has been a plan "b" for all sorts of people. it opens the doors for product endorsements. and tweeting on behalf of brands. >> reporter: newly-minted mom, jessica simpson, hasn't had a hit song in this decade. but she enjoyed constant publicly when she was preggers.
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marketing promoters anticipate a new bump now that she's joined the mommy club. weight watchers campaign to lose her baby weight. kiddie gear for jessica simpson. and each time she tweets about a baby product to her 5 million twitter followers, she gets a couple thousand bucks, according to some estimates. and it turns it simpson is joining a maternity ward full of other stars who have become mommy moguls. >> you should have dressed warmer. >> reporter: tori spelling got famous in the '90s, for playing donna on "90210." but she parlayed her family and motherhood into a reality show. chronicling her at times chaotic life. spelling used the added exposure
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to transform herself into a one-woman mommy empire. tell me about what it's like to be a mommywood mogul. >> i see myself as a mom wanting to create and do and create businesses and keep working for my family. >> reporter: bethenny frankel took her "apprentice" popularity, popped it up as a "real housewife of new york" and carved it out in a real life, in "bethenny gets married." >> i showed the minutia, like what happens when you have to pee and you're 7 1/2 months pregnant. is it the most classy thing to pee in a champagne bucket? no. >> reporter: it's the real-life moments that make it popular and what sells. it's about success that is inspiring the next crop. snooki says she wants to launch a diaper line. nothing says responsible parents more than an episode of "jersey
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shore." diapers alone are a $75 million a year business. and these celebrities are diapering all the way to the bank. bethenny frankel is among "forbes" top-working moms. actress and ceo. that's mommywood. >> all right, juju. thank you very much. george? >> thank you, lara. counting down to mother's day. just over a week. here with tory johnson for today's secret "deals and steals." and the great thing about this, tory, is everything we're going to show today, if you order today, it's going to get there for mother's day. >> you got it. first up, we have these really great canvases from red envelope. one for you, one for robin. what i love about these is they're high-quality. they're on a wood frame. and you can customize them. different graphics. you can really make a piece that's truly your own. and you are going to love the
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price. regularly, these pieces from red envelope range from $80 to $150, depending on the size you choose. we're slashing that in half. starting at just $40. >> now, for every big family occasion. these are fantastic. >> i know. what i love about this. my kids are off the hook because i made my own mother's day present this year. what i love about these for my publisher, you can choose to use photographs. you know how you have so many notes and artwork and all the fun things around the house. several years ago, my son, jake, lost a tooth. and he wrote a letter to the tooth fairy. i saved that -- >> did she show up? >> of course, she showed up, because the letter went under his pillow. i took a photo of the actual letter. and this becomes one of the pieces in here. and there's so many fun things you can -- couple teeth are missing. my publisher, regularly, a
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classic, hard cover, flat pages, upgraded, regularly $56. but slashing it by a huge amount. $10. and if you buy this today, but you have 90 days to make your book. maybe you want to use the mother's day photos you take next weekend to make a book. >> that's a fantastic deal. this is personal sized jewelry. >> from planet jill. what's amazing is there's literally dozens of pieces. sterling silver jewelry. pewter accessories. little key chains. so beautiful. lots and lots of stuff. super easy to use the website, too. pieces generally range from about $18 to $320, depending on what -- right? stick that in your pocket. $18 to $320. slashing that in half, starting at just 9 bucks. okay. >> we can all use this. >> we can all use this. ali is going to love this.
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okay? it's luminess airbrush. you put your little airbrush foundation right into here. in two seconds, you have this amazing, flawless finish. super light weight. that's how josh looks so gorgeous every day. regularly $179. but we're slashing that in half. $89. i know. that's dangerous. but here is why josh is really here. so, my friends at guilt taste to come up with an amazing selection of minis for mom. minibrownie pops. how gorgeous are those? minimacaroons. look at these cakes. josh knows a way to the ladies' heart, right? the brownie pops. beautiful cookies come in key lime, black and white.
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>> are these one package? >> different little things. i have to say this, i'm glad you asked this. you get what you get. don't tell me that your first choice was sold out because they're all gorgeous, right? aren't they all? they seriously are. okay, regularly, any one of these selections ranges from $40 to $60. gilt taste has knocked that in half. $20 to $30. what i love about this, the really amazing bonus, shipping for each item, $2.90. you're not going to pay a fortune on shipping. get all of the details on these deals, plus bonus deals you can only find at on yahoo! >> we have many more. >> we have more, yep. bonus deals. josh is going to hand out more cakes and cookies right now. coming up, we have dog v. dog. a little yorkie that plays poker. is she going to win the showdown? and norah jones will perform live.
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>> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. at 8:27.od morning work will begin next week to repair and preserve the front? f the supreme court very project is take two years of d by ank was prompte in 2005 when a chunk marbled fell 100 feet on to the stairs below. police are looking for a man who while a woman police of ag a avenal roadrday on in silver spring. driver was pulled off a cert identified and solved as
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and took hercer off. and drove our sister station newschannel an in-depth report in a few minutes. here is lisa baden with a look at traffic. we have some heavy traffic morning on 270 southbound get to 495 and american legion bridge and loop.g on the outer this is the pace from shady grove road out of germantown and will take you to virginia next where it is better out of the beltway. delay out of land park to the pentagon. this picture just says it all -- our live rooftop cameras -- youking the district washington monument bit now, the bottom half of it. the base of dark cloud ceiling is less than 500 feet. d thegrees in winchester an district.
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♪ ♪ take me back to do it all day when you left ♪ ♪ you misbehave always running last ♪ ♪ as you go again yeah, i go again ♪ the fabulous norah jones, playing for us this morning. it's a little crazy down here. i'm looking forward to hearing
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her. [ cheers and applause ] and we want you to take a look at this. her name is ruby. and she plays to win. but first, she has to make it to the top dog finals. >> she's playing poker. >> wait until you see ruby's competition. >> i want her to get -- i'm rooting for her already. >> get ready for our final dog versus dog show. >> great contestants. i'm very impressed. >> the jack russell from the other day. >> you like the jack russells. and emeril is in our kitchen, cooking up a tasty dish we can't wait to try. >> get this out of the way. cynthia mcfadden is coming in. did you see her on "revenge" last night? this woman right here. you were great.
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you play a great cynthia mcfadden. >> you do. >> thanks, guys. >> we're going to talk about that in a moment. so many young girls dream about becoming a ballerina. now, a new documentary called "first position" is pulling back the curtain on all of the sacrifice to make that dream come true. and cynthia is going to go inside that world. >> reporter: like most little girls, i had a moment to be a ballerina. i had a chance last week to meet some of the very inspiring young people, with the talent and the dedication to pursue careers as professional dancers, despite staggering odds. it's ballet "thunderdome," with more than 5,000 of the world's top young dancers competing. but only a handful will make it out with the coveted prize. full scholarships to the most prestigious ballet schools.
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the intense journey is called the youth america grand prix. the elite of the elite. facing off against each other. some of them not even teenagers yet. >> i love ballet so much. i love it so much. >> reporter: it's all chronicled in a new documentary called "first position," by bess cartman. >> i wouldn't have made it. >> reporter: because? >> i didn't necessarily have the feet. i wasn't willing to put in seven hours a day. >> reporter: kargman's film follow six young dancers who have nothing in common. except for their shear, unbridled love of ballet. and their talent. >> to be a professional dancer. >> reporter: as the film shows, it's a passion that comes at a price. >> this is a foot stretcher. it hurts a lot. >> reporter: as many injuries as professional athletes. and not much of a life outside ballet. >> they don't do the parties and the sleepovers and the late nights and that sort of thing.
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it's just not possible. >> reporter: no one knows that more than 17-year-old makcakayl deprince. >> i've been dancing almost eight hours a day. >> reporter: weight hours a day? >> yes because i'm getting ready for performances. >> reporter: tell me what it feels like to be able to do that with your body. >> well, when i'm performing on stage, i don't really feel anything. it just feels like i'm floating. >> reporter: it's a journey that began at an orphanage, in war-torn sierra leone. >> i found a magazine of a ballet dancer. i saved it. and i thought, if i ever got adopted, i would become like this. >> reporter: when michaela was adopted, it wasn't long until they saw her talent. >> she was able to mimic all of
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the dancing. >> reporter: that brings us back to the youth america grand prix. just days before her final performance, michaela has a devastating problem. >> i -- my achilles started hurting really bad. i shouldn't be competing. >> reporter: but there are no second chances here. so, three days later, the competition begins. and michaela is there with the others. >> i don't understand how i could have gone on with that injury. >> reporter: you were taking a real calculated risk. >> yeah, i was. >> reporter: you could have -- >> i could have ruined my career. >> reporter: it was a gamble. >> it was. >> reporter: a gamble that paid off. as it turned out, michaela is now dancing at a prestigious ballet school. is there no going back for you? i mean, this is your life. >> i would never change anything. i want to be a ballerina. that's all i really want.
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>> reporter: just love her. michaela's future is not guaranteed. but she's doing really well, robin. she has received an offer from the harlem dance company. and this month's issue of "marie claire" features her. last week, she was on "dancing with the stars." >> what a story. all the young people. what sacrifice it takes to do that. >> i talked to some of the folks who said, stage mom, they can push you and drive you. but at some point, at this level, it has to be inside you. no mother is going to be able to force you to do this. >> no, no, no, no. and inside view, on "revenge" last night. are you going to moonlight again? >> no. >> that had to be a lot of fun. >> it was fun. i was terrified. it was great fun. and yesterday, as i did interviews, people said, is there more in your future? how about "dancing with the stars"? and i said, i have a "dancing with the stars" candidate.
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robin roberts. >> no, no. >> yes. >> you can see all of cynthia's report on kids in ballet tonight, on "nightline." and the documentary, "first position" opens in theaters tomorrow. it is lovely. >> next season, robin roberts on "dancing with the stars." i vote for sam. how about sam on "dancing with the stars"? >> no, no, no. i got my hands full right now. i'm with my friend, jim turner, senior director of gardening here at the arboretum here in dallas. these are huge, these leaning asymmetrical towers of glass. >> get busy. get to cleaning. >> you trust me to do this? >> not really. but we're in a hurry. >> nice. you just dust this with -- >> it's a swiffer. >> all right. >> every day. >> i haven't broken anything yet. let's get to the boards. one or two things going on. 15 of these installations of amazing glass, make this a
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gorgeous place to visit. it runs until november. on the east coast, we're trying to get rid of the clouds in the northeast and warm things up a bit. boston, you'll be stuck with them for a while. brand-new system in the northwest last night. and that means you'll get some showers. bu 57 degrees now and gray and little bit of morning and we expect the sky to clear a little afternoon and to thetures will rise low 80's and >> all that weather was brought to you by dairy queen. we're live in dallas this morning. so, stop. good. good driving, by the way. and you can see the -- by the way, the students from the university of texas in
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arlington. the students that joined us this morning. back to the whole gang. it's amazing here in dallas. >> thank you, sam. we wish you were here for the final dog v. dog showdown. that's coming up. you've sent in so many fantastic videos. let's review the bidding yesterday. robin's favorite, jesse the jack russell. works out on the treadmill. does laundry. races around on a scooter. zoey, pincher/lab mix. terrific rescue dog. who do you think was the winner? jesse. robin gets it. they are moving. let's look at today's contenders. poker playing yorkie named ruby. i love ruby. no matter what, she ups the ante. >> i don't know what she's doing. >> also, molly the malti-poo.
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she walks on her hind legs. >> on the snow and the ice. >> ruby or molly? which one impresses you the most? all of our finalists here tomorrow. >> everybody? >> everybody will be here tomorrow. emeril, when we come back. [ cheers and a♪ lause ]
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oh yeah, this is what a weekend getaway should feel like. and does. if you'reere that is. feel the fun. feel the hamptonality.
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[ cheers and applause ] all right. spring has sprung here. the patch at broadway farms. emeril's here to show us how to use our own garden with spring vegetables. you're going to be working into dishes. we're going to start with some rant. and what's rant? >> they're like little leeks. they grow by the streams in the spring. they get harvested. all natural. you chop them up. you cut the roots off. they taste like spring onions. >> okay. >> we're going to do something with peas and asparagus. all great spring ingredients. >> you have bacon here. >> we're going to wash the rants. and take the stems out. we're going to cut them in pieces like this. and i have a little bit of shallot and garlic.
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but first, i have pancetta. pancetta is an italian style bacon. this is what it would look like. we're going to add the ramps. >> okay. >> we're going to add the shallots. >> oh, watch it. >> some garlic? >> all the garlic. some salt. essence right there. how about fresh crack pepper. >> crack pepper. >> right here. beautiful. beautiful. beautiful. oh, yeah, baby. so, now, we're going to add -- what we're going to do is add the cream. add the cream and it reduces. now, i've taken fettuccine. i've taken fettuccine in lightly-salted water. >> thank you for that, by the way. >> absolutely. now, josh, what we're going to do. this reduces in about four minutes.
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we're going to take -- oh, yeah. we're going to take the fettuccine. >> you make a point. the lightly-salted water. what does it do for the pasta? >> i like to save some of the salted water. and i like to use a little bit of that flavor inside of this. we're going to cook the noodles. we're going to add spring herbs to this. and spring peas. now, let me show you, one of the great tricks of this is this. once it starts incorporating like that, what we're going to do to finish it, is we're going to take parmesan cheese. oh, yeah, baby. >> how good is my job? how good is my job? >> here it is. what we're going to do now is we're going to dish it up. okay? check that out. so, there's the pasta dish. with peas. here's another dish. >> beautiful asparagus. >> beautiful asparagus. lightly coached.
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and a little green goddess dressing. there's nothing better than spring pea soup, cold or hot. right there. >> cold or hot? >> cold or hot. doesn't matter. >> this is incredible. it all combines. it all gets in there together. emeril, we thank you very much. again, you will be surprising one lucky lady, may 11th. >> yes. >> we want you to tune in for that. as always, great to see you. >> good to see you. >> remember, we'll find out which deserving mom will get the surprise of her young life. emer
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[ cheers and applause ] so happy to have nine-time grammy winner, norah jones with us this morning. great crowd. nine, robin. nine grammys. all so well deserved. fresh off the release of her brand-new album, "little broken
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hearts," released on tuesday, i believe. she'll sing the first single off the album in just a bit. first, we want to welcome you to "good morning america." >> thank you. thanks. >> "little broken hearts." what was the inspiration for this album? >> the whole point of this album was for me to work with dangermaus. we didn't know what the album was going to sound like. we didn't have a plan. we wanted to work together. we got together and wrote all of the songs. it kind of ended up being what it is. >> no breakup involved, hence the title? >> well, you know. haven't we all had that. >> and it makes for good music. the song we're about to hear, "happy pills" almost didn't make it? >> yeah. it's a little happy sounding. the rest is darker sounding. we made the lyrics mean sounding. >> you'll understand why we're so happy it did make it. everybody, here we go, with
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"happy pills." go ahead, norah. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ ♪ trying to pick up the pace trying to make it ♪ ♪ so i never see your face again ♪ ♪ trying to throw this away want to make sure ♪ ♪ that you never waste my time again ♪ ♪ how does it feel? oh, how does it feel ♪ ♪ to be you right now, dear? you brought this upon ♪ ♪ so, pick up your pace
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and go away from here ♪ ♪ please just let me go now please just let me go ♪ ♪ would you please just let me go now? ♪ ♪ please just let me go ♪ ♪ i'm going to get you i'm going to get you ♪ ♪ i'm going to get you out of my head ♪ ♪ get out ♪ i'm going to get you i'm going to get you ♪ ♪ i've gotta get you out of my head ♪ ♪ get out ♪ never said we'd be friends trying to keep myself ♪ ♪ away from you 'cause you're bad, bad news ♪ ♪ with you gone, i'm alive makes me feel like ♪
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14 once again, people, let's give it up for norah jones. [ cheers and applause ] >> big day tomorrow on "good morning america." all the dog v. dog finalists here in times square. we're going to crown the top dog. >> i hope we play poker with the dog tomorrow. >> i like the jack russell. >> i know. >> the dog on her hind legs. >> front legs. i keep saying hind legs. >> see you tomorrow. rachael ray will be here, too. >> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update.
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>> good morning @ 8:56. fairfax county police are 12-year-old girl from the mount vernon area. she is reported missing last friday. told our guardian she was going to a friend's home but never arrived. police say she may be in danger. maryland lawmakers are going annapolis on may 14 for a special session. "martin o'malley called for the session yesterday at lawmakers to work on chance budget. here is lisa baden with a look at traffic. we started this morning on a is ending uput it around the beltway. we have no problems on 395. delays are upstream near pentagon city.
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this is boundary channel drive in the 14th street bridge. in maryland, it is not too bad and the beltway to and from georgia avenue. it should be warm later this afternoon and evening. a warm front will pastor that of most of thee had. cover we have we can actually see the top of washington monument for a change. like a cloud deck is lifting slowly. 57 degrees in the district and 63 in quantico. we are in the most part in the start the day, on our below 80's, a possible today but aorms moral and backo by sunday belloc thanks for watching and we will be back at noon. "live! with kelly" is next. i should be arrested for crimes against potted plant-kind. [ clang ] my house is where plants came to die.
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