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breaking news on "rld news now." deadly gunfire in kansas. >> the heart stopping moments at a small town factory where several people are dead. new details overnight about the gunman, his assault rifle and the survivors. >> our other major headline, the verbal smackdown at last night's republican debate in houston. did marco rubio steal the show from donald trump? >> airline accident. new details about the jet that slammed into the runway seconds after takeoff. what investigators just revealed. and later, valuable lessons. the anchorwoman stepping from the news desk to the classroom to share vital stories from the past. an important black history month lesson on this friday, february 26th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is
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good morning. on what is really a busy friday morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm reena ninan. >> let's get started with the top story that deadly shooting incident in kansas. 38-year-old cedric ford went on a shooting rampage according to authorities in his town shooting at people and then storming a lawn mow manufacturing business where he worked. >> evers killed by police after taking the lives of three others and woundsing more than a dozen people with an assault style weapon. linsey davis has details. >> four people including the shooter are dead this shooting after a shooting at a company called excel industries. 14 others were injured in the gunfire. >> we had a report of an active shooter inside of excel industries. we have numerous people shot inside the building. we have a number of people killed inside the building. >> reporter: coworkers and friends hugging outside the building where lawn equipment is manufactured. >> and then i seen a mob of people start running out saying run, run, and
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pop, that's all i heard and everybody started scattering out of the building. and i didn't realize what had happened till we got outside and i started seeing wounded people coming out. >> reporter: officials say he began shooting from his car at the facility where he was an employee. >> he was traveling and shooting from his car. >> reporter: police say the shooter was shot and killed by law enforcement and that they're investigating at least four other crime scenes. >> he was a really nice guy and seemed not this kind of pesh. that's for sure. >> i heard him yell something. that's what got our attention. turned around. hopped out with an ak-47 it appeared like and fired a few shots before he went in and ducked down and went into the building. >> reporter: the threat so serious, nearby hesston college was on lockdown. >> this take some time to work through this. there's been so many crime scenes and there's so many people. this is just a horrible incident that's happened here to harvey county, hesston, newton. it's so spread out. please bear with us as we try to get through this. >> reporter:
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brownbeck tweeting please send your thoughts and prayers to the people of hesston. linsey davis, abc news, new york. police say something triggered cedric ford before the spree but aren't discussing a spec motive. ford reportedly had a long criminal record. excel industries will be closed till authorities clete their investigation. flags across kansas have been ordered to fly at half-staff today to honor all of the victim prfz as details come in overnight from kansas, look for our updates all morning long and the latest from kansas on "america this morning." now to the other major story we're following this morning, explosive republican debate. marco rubio and ted cruz tag teaming donald trump, their last chance to slow his momentum before super tuesday. the candidates took the stage in houston after this poll of florida voters shows trump in a substantial lead in rubio's home state. abc's bazi kanani has the highlights. >> reporter: donald trump took to the is taken miles ahead of his rivals and trump quickly
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stage that's ever been fined for hiring people to work on your projects illegally. you hired some workers >> i'm the only one on the stage that's hired people. you haven't hired one person. >> he hired work frerz poland. >> the tension made for heated exchanges. >> here's a guy that inherited $200 million. if he hadn't, you know where he would be right now, selling watches in manhattan. >> marco rubio and ted cruz are fighting for second place and the chance to become trump's main opponent. >> this is a man who for 40 years has given money to jimmy cartser, joe biden, hillary clinton. >> the gop's 2012 presidential nominee mitt romney has suggested there's a bombshell lurking in trump's tax returns. >> i want to release my tax returns. but i can't release it while i'm under an audit. >> the former president of mexico vicente fox on thursday used obscenity to say his country would never pay for trump's wall. >> the wall just got ten feet
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taller, believe me. for the gop stragglers, super tuesday could be their last hurrah. a strong showing on super tuesday could put trump in front for good. >> this guy's a choke artist and this guy's a liar. other than that, i rest my case. >> bazi kanani, abc news, washington. no fireworks at all last night. the democrats in the meantime are sharpening their pitch to african-american voters with the south carolina primary just a day away. hillary clinton campaigned at a black church in south carolina with new jersey senator cory booker at her side and talked about gun control and recalled the charleston church massacre. and former president clinton made several stops across the state, as well to rally for his wife. they plan to make a joint appearance this evening. as for bernie sanders, well, he insists he is not giving up on winning in the south. but he spent the day in ohio and michigan. sanders took part in a forum in flint to discuss the city's water crisis. he said he hopes americansil
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and say, never again. sanders will turn his attention back to south carolina later today when he returns for back to back rallies. new developments in the politically charged battle over the next supreme court justice. the republican governor of nevada says he's not interested in the job. brian sandoval's name floated as a possible nominee earlier this week. he said while the consideration is beyond humbling, he does not want to be considered right now. top republicans in the senate have said they won't consider the president's nominee in any case. let's turn to the security showdown taking place between apple and the federal government. apple has filed aggressive formal response to a judge's order calling on the company to assist the fbi in unlocking the iphone of san bernardino shooter syed farook. the company claims the government is seeking what it calls dangerous powerses. apple's filing also says that the constitution for bids what the government is asking it to do. on capitol hill yesterday, fbi
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whole thing the hardest question that he's seen in government. >> i don't know whether there is evidence of the identity of another terrorist on the phone or nothing at all. but we ought to be fired in the fbi if we didn't pursue that lead. comey also countered apple's claim if software is yin po unlock the iphone it would put users everywhere at risk of hacking. he said that was not a legitimate concern. several companies plan to file a brief in support of and next week. jurors in. the erin andrews trial were with shown secretly recorded nude videoses of her. she left the croom right before the images were ceremony. an expert testified at least 16 million people had viewed the videos online. andrews is suing the man who shot the videos in the nashville hotel where she was staying for $75 million. she is expected to take the stand next week. police in dallas are asking a grand jury to consider
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domestic violence charges against cleveland browns quarterback johnny manziel accused of hitting his ex-girlfriend and threatening to kill her and himself. manziel's father says since then, the family has tried and failed to get him into rehab. the browns have indicated they will release manziel in march. a little bit of sports news right now and baseball for that matter. baseball fans may take to calling a decision to ban rolling block slides the chase utley rule.. you may recall during last year's playoffs, utley of the dodgers took out mets infielder reuben tejada breaking his leg in the process. it was utley's attempt to break up a potential double play. take a look again. from now on, those types of slides are banned. violations of the flu rule can get both the runner and batter called out. some absolutely extraordinary scenes from the waters off the north shore of oa oahu. this was known as the eddy. >> ts
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when they say big, they mean really, really, really huge. the competition only takes place in sustained waves of at least 40 feet. organizers said yesterday's swells were up to 60 feet. >> so a local surfer named john john florence was the winner of the event after catching rides on four massive waves. this was the first eddy competition in six years. no one knows when the next one will be as the saying goes, the bay calls the day. >> yeah, they block off like a three-month portion during the winter when the waves are highest there. every day they survey and try to get a sense of whether or not it's going to be big enough for the competition and today or thursday was the lucky day. incredible scenes there. >> incredible surfers. this is not for the weak of heart. >> they're not bad. they're pretty good. >> you're better, huh. >> wow, the kelly similarities of the world there. coming up "in the mix" what luses are really thinking while their wives shop. the pictures tell the story.
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bank accounts are okay. >> also ahead, history lesson. the anchorwoman going back to school to share a haunting discovery that she made about her own family's past. >> and the unforgettable airline accident that happened seconds after take i don't have. major lead from investigators >> join us on facebook. you should. wnnfans.com and twitter @abcwnn. you're watching abc "world news now." (ugh.) ♪ does your carpet ever feel rough and dirty? don't avoid it, resolve it. our formula with a special conditioning ingredient, softens your carpet with every use. it's resolve, so you know it cleans and freshens. but it also softens. resolve. a carpet that welcomes you. and to clean pet messes, try resolve pet expert.
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well, returning to our breaking story. a deadly workplace shooting at a lawn moor manufacturer in kansas. the gunman 38-year-old cedric ford he worked for the company. he opened fire outside, then went inside and continued firing. ford killed three people and wounded more than a dozen others before being shot and killed by police. police say that something triggered ford's attack but they haven't said what his motive could be. we'll stay on top of this breaking story. a former bp big rig supervisor has been found not guilty in a case lirked to the gulf of mexico oil spill in 2010. robert kalu sa was tried on a single misdemeanor charge of pollution. prosecutors said that he and another rig supervisor botched a negative pressure test and missed clear signals of trouble before the explosion on the deepwater horizon rig. a very different verdict has been handed down by investigators in the case of a us airways jet crash as it tried
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philadelphia. >> at the time, the airline suggested it was a blown tire but now investigators are blaming pilot error. here's abc's david kerley. >> oh, my god, my plane. my plane just crashed. >> reporter: it was a scramble. >> the plane is on fire. >> reporter: for the 154 people to get off the jet. >> i see smoke down there. we're going to dispatch the emergency vehicles. >> reporter: this, after the four-second flight ended by slamming onto the pavement in march of 2014. first reports of a blown tire or landing gear trouble were wrong. it was pilot error. according to the ntsb the according to the ntsb, the pilots didn't input a piece of information into the flight computer. so, as the jet started to take off, warnings. the captain puts the nose down and the jet slams onto that runway and bounces 15 feet back into the air before sliding to rest. the ntsb says, not following procedures and the "captain's decision to reject the takeoff" are the probable causes. the airline says it made "several changes to our procedures, manuals and training." no one was injured. the pilots have not flown for
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the airline since that incident. and neither has that damaged aircraft. david kerley, abc news, washington. >> absolutely amazing stuff there. coming up in our next half hour, the elaborate hoax played on a high school in pennsylvania. the honor student who turned out to be a 23-year-old. how he managed to fool everyone from students and teachers to parents and administrators. >> but first deliverying a an valuable history lesson to students around the country. how this new york news anchor is touching young lives across america. you're watching "world news now."
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well, it is the stock in trade of television journalists like ourselves to bring you the news of the
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>> very rarely are we given account opportunity to shine new light on past events that can change the way we view history. but that's just what one of our colleagues here in new york city is doing with a story especially poignant during black history month. >> reporter: for more than two decades, cheryl wills has been delivering the news of the day. >> hi, how you doing? >> reporter: and every week, she delivers a different message to school children all across the country. know your history. >> what's happening here? this is one of the scenes i demanded to be be put in the book. >> reporter: wills pence a new book called "the emancipation of grand pa sand wills," the story of her great, great great fanned father, a slave who fought in the civil war. >> can you believe we once fit in these chairs? my knees are hurting. > my thighs are like sandwiched together right
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those tiny decks at ps 55 in the bronx. >> this used to be really big to me. once upon a time. i felt like the big -- >> reporter: i was curious, why her family history matters to the rest of us. >> see, my story so you can see your own. that's really the other take away. this is not just sherrill's whimsical fantasy. it's really a call to action for all kids to a you know what, my grandfather or my great great grandparents probably did something, too. let me look into that. that's what school is all about. exploring and researching and digging deeper. >> reporter: she started digging deeper into her history years ago. the book recounts the sad chapter that started that search. had her father's death when she was 13 years old. and she learned more about her history and specifically grandpa wills, she thought this could be a teaching tool. >> i want kids to say my family also walked through whatever chap iter
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when i learn about you know, the civil rights movement, i need to figure out what was my family's role at that time. >> reporter: the book is really hitting home with kids especially these youngsters at ps 55. >> give her an hand. thank you for reading the story. >> reporter: locked in one of the poorest congressional districts in the country, many of the children here homeless. they were as excited to see the tv lady as they were to meet the woman behind the book. >> nice. including 7-year-old ventura. >> come closer to me. for a second. you don't have to kneel down. who was a handful by the way. >> tells me i want to find out more about my family history. >> reporter: listen to this important take away that 12-year-old randy learned from the book. >> i was kind of disappointed that i thought when i was little when i first heard about slavery, i thought it was about kindness and all that. >> reporter: you used to t
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slavery was about kindness. >> when i started reading books about slavery, it's bad for people. >> knowledge is power. that's the key. you need to build on that power. and that gets kids to hold their heads up. >> yeah. >> and while they're at it, to pull their pants up. >> reporter: if you get them to pull their pants up, we won a big war. >> there should be a gold star on that book. >> there should be a gold star for it. >> she was just such a pleasure. this is her book, "the emancipation of grandpa sandy wills is in schools all throughout new york city, in buffalo, in texas, as well. one of the cool things about it, there's also now a spanish version that i try to read. >> and a chinese version, as well. >> it's remarkable because kids love to explore and to get them to there about their own heritage in a way that we used to do it in construction paper and you right my dad is and my
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breaking news this morning on "world news now." tragedy in kansas. police say a gunman opened fire at fellow employees at a factory killing several of them. the shock and grief in what is a tiny town. >> our other major story, political fireworks. last night's gop debate and the testy exchanges between donald trump and marco rubio. did anyone come out ahead? >> and new this half hour, donations from one mother to another. >> the latest breast milk exchange that promises to be the safest around. who is donating, who is accepting and why this has a -- can be a life saving idea. >> and later, controversial comments frnts former super model cheryl tiegs. >> why she thinks today's models need to be slim. the reaction this friday, february 26th. >> announcer: fr

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