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bring back my daughter. do not let the world go unnoticed with this, please. please, bring back. this is not right for lexi more than anyone. >> reporter: carlos grenade reporting for abc news. meanwhile, a florida jury awarded hulk hogan more money in his suit against gawker. the latest award $25 million is meant to punish gawker core posting a video of hogan having sex with the wife of his best friend. that brings hogan's total from the trial to $140 million. it the former wrestler says he's been overwhelmed by the support he's gotten from fans. >> a wild story from the west coast. a woman seen running barefoot away from the l.a.x. security checkpoint wasn't afraid to fly. take a look, officials say it was because this was in her carry on bags. that would be 70 p
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cocaine. unlike you and i, airline flight crews aren't screened each time they enter the gate area. a police union spokesman shows you why they should be. the woman still hasn't been found. >> it's incredible. >> it is insane. >> incredible. now to a mystery out of southern california. the story is bizarre. a clunk of ice falling from the sky and hitting megan clements' home. it was a sunny spring day. hail seems unlikely. it was not inclement. but sorry i had to, but clement who has a degree in environmental studies says it may be a rare phenomenon of large chunks of ice falling from the sky. >> of course. >> she says the chunk shattered after hitting a tree. >> i heard like a loud bang hitting like sounded like the wall or the outside of the house. i thought maybe one of the trees fell. >> one other possible explanation by be a piece of airpla
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her home is under the flight path of several major airports including l.a.x. >> thankfully it's clear ice. you don't assume anything else. >> no. >> blue. it's not blue. >> nice beautiful shot did you like my inclement joke. >> i give it a 7. >> pretty high on cheesy scale. >> i couldn't resist. >> excitement was in the air as the blue angels marked a major milestone in florida in the air. the pilots streaked across the skies to kick off sbraks for their 70th anniversary. some 70 events are planned across the u.s. >> they trained in california for the 2016 season. the group formed ba can in 1946. pensacola became their home base in 1955 and lots of fans were out today to welcome the dare devils home. >> happy birthday. >> they are a sight to see. coming up, buying easter toys for your kids gets easier thanks to our toy insider mom. >> also ahead, would you buy
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it's part of a pet project getting worldwide attention. >> and the sexist comments made by a pro tennis director about women in the sport. there is a major development overnight. that is after our forecast map. and guess what, it's 42 degrees in great falls. >> yea. >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by rid-x septic cleaner. so i mowed the lawn, put up all the decorations. i thought i got everything. almost everything! you know, 1 in 10 houses could get hit by a septic disaster, and a bill of up to $13,000. but for only $7 a month, rid-x is scientifically proven to break down waste, helping you avoid a septic disaster. rid-x. the #1 brand used by septic professionals in their own tanks. let's get these dbut these liquid gels are new. mucinex fast-max. it's the same difference. this one is max strength and fights mucus.
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but it also softens. resolve. a carpet that welcomes you. and to clean pet messes, try resolve pet expert. of in greensboro, north carolina, authorities released video of an explosion that destroyed cars and damaged a historic hotel. hotel and parking deck were evacuated. no injuries reported in the blast. a second explosion was not captured on the video. police say the cause may be from something electrical underground but the investigation is ongoing this morning. we have breaking news now in that growing controversy over sexist comments made about women's tennis. >> the tournament's director who made those comments has now stepped down. abc's lind
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>> reporter: outrage in the world of tennis after these insults were hurled at the female players. >> they ride on the coat tails of the men. they very, very lucky. >> raymond moore the director of the bnp paribas open went on to say tennis is all about the men. >> i was a lady player i would go down every night on my knees and thank god that roger federer and rafael nadal were born because they've carried the shot. >> the world's top female tennis player fired right back. >> get on your knees which is offensive enough and thank a man. we as women have come a long way and we shouldn't have to drop to our knees at any point. >> reporter: raymond moore has since apologized but novak djokovic suggesting men should get bigger prizes. >> stats are showing that we have much more
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men's tennis matches. maybe we should get awarded more. >> reporter: it should be noted that just last year at the u.s. open here in new york, women's singles final sold out before the men's. linsey davis, abc news, new york. >> what do you think of that? >> i think it's incredible. it's been more than 30 years since the famous battle of the sexes. this is still what you have a top official in tennis say. the good news is he stepped down. >> absolutely. that's what serena was saying is that this does a disservice to billie jean king and so many women who came before her. >> fun and inexpensive ties to get into the spirit of spring. >> and through the magic of spring, reena returns for some ways to enjoy easter with the kids. you're watching "world news now." >> announcer: "
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♪ here comes peter cottontail hopping down the bunny trail ♪ ♪ hip itty hopping easter's on its way ♪ >> around much of the country spring has sprung which means it's time to open the door and send the kids outside to play. finally. and to encourage them, why not get them some toys that make it easier for playtime. extra fun especially. here with us is the hottest new toys is toy insider mom laurie
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with easter, it's time to fill that basket. we know that the kids love those sweet treats. but we can also add treats that don't have all the sugar. we'll start and end with themed baskets. beautiful baskets. kids love to have their favorite character over and over and over again. >> true. >> for young and for old, nos tallic care bears. the basket is beautiful filled with beautiful care bears, blankets, t-shirts little toys. look at this guy. this one is especially for easter from just play. kids will love him. he's going to be everyone's favorite bud. so cute. >> very cute. >> let's talk about baby's first easter. bring home instinct special. this is brand-new from alex. a new line called kaloo. chicks, lambs, bunnies. they're so soft and these are the kind of pieces that will become heirlooms. >> you can throw them in the washing
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i always get worried about germs. >> you can throw them in the wash and they'll be fine. one of the b things we see is that kids love surprises. we all do. >> they do. >> and they come in the way of blind packs. but for easter, let's talk about the blind egg. you are going to open a surprise. >> what could it be. >> this is from beverly hills teddy bear. shop kins continues to be the hottest collectible for girls. this is series four. we have our easter eggs. we open them up. each one comes with two inside. >> kids are obsessed with them. >> it is amazing. i have my little milkshake. if you're lucky you get the rare pair. that's the one that's rare in these. >> you never know what you're going to get. >> it's all about the blind packs. we all know what this is, a classic staple. the confetti play-doh. two little cookie
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the whole pack. >> that's so sneeze another staple, we talk about coloring and paper. you know peppa pig that loves big hugs. so for $1.50 or so, you get little paint sets. you get get coloring sets. these are great for the easter basket. >> love to paint, too. >> no easter basket would be complete without bubbles. you're going to start with, so you're going to dip each end in. this is our gazillion bubbles, ripple blaster by fun rise. there you go. >> whoa. this is major. >> that is major bubbles. and now are you ready for this? normally we watch them in our hands. i want you to catch these in your mouth. this is bubblelicious by little kids. >> it's delicious. >> they come in four different flavors. bubble gum, cherry, tute i fruity and grape. >> this could be a dieting tactic right before lunchtime. right. >> so
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velveteen rabbit is a storybook. it's been around for over 100 years. they've made it into a board game. get back to the flursry and your bunny becomes real. >> that's cute. >> for the ultimate sky landers fan, the toys to life. we have the ultimate sky landers easter basket right beside you. the two new ones this year are our egg sited thrilli pede and our spring ahead bomb diver. those are a lot of fun. kids love to play with these in the game but take it along with you. those are great for east easter basket. >> i like these ideas because i might be moved to do my own easter basket. i always buy it. >> it's so much fun to put it together yourself. it's really easy. they're fun. you can make a small basket or gigantic one. >> you're always good about that with
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♪ soon i'll be 60 years old ♪ ♪ soon i'll be 60 years old i think the world is colder ♪ >> favorite song. >> okay. a long island new york artist is raising money for animals in need. so it does make sense the artist in this case is actually an animal. >> dagger, the lab, is creating works of art and his pieces are selling all over the world. wabc's kristin thorn with the story. >> reporter: art can come in many forms and so can artists. >> paint. yes. >> reporter: dagger is a 3-year-old black l
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quite an eye. >> pick a color. go ahead. pick. >> reporter: his owner yvonne dagger says she's just the director. >> every stroke that you see on the canvas is dagger's, dagger's mark. >> reporter: she took in dagger as a training puppy for canine companions for independence but there was a different plan for him. one day yvonne herself an artist was working in her had he massapequa studio when -- >> he just started nudging me and i said dagger, do you want to paint? so his tail started to wag. and i said okay. well, now let's see. >> reporter: but like any budding artist, his works aren't free. >> come on over here. yeah, there you go. >> reporter: a 12 x 12 painting will cost you a $50 donation to canine companions. >> we've taken in so many orders for paintings. he was painting yesterday. and he'll be painting again today. dagger's works are actually getting to be quite
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all over world to make them works of art. so far, he's raised more than $1,000 for canine companions for independence. in his very little four-legged furry way, he's able to give back to the people that were so kind to him. >> reporter: an activist, an artist and just a plain old good dog. doesn't get much sweeter than that. in massapequa, kristin thorn, channel 7, eyewitness news. >> all right. >> he's probably thinking that's great and all. why do i have to wear this hat. >> totally. >> would you pay 50 bucks for a 12 x 12 work of art by dagger? >> flow, i wouldn't. would you? >> it's cute. i'll give the doeflation and leave the painting. > there you go. that's the news for this half hour. >> remember to follow us on facebook.
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this morning on "world news now," the primaries and caucuses today in three states. >> the push for the presidential candidates to set themselves apart on a major foreign policy issue. and a first for donald trump at a campaign event. >> making history, president obama's state dinner with raul castro last night in cuba. the unforgettable moments, is the tough politics and the busy day ahead in havana. >> letting go. the heart wrenching custody decision involving a 6-year-old girl, her foster parents and a controversial law. and the victory round in court for hulk hogan and his legal smackdown with gawker over a sex tape. why the court just awarded him millions more in his lawsuit. it's tuesday, march 22nd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is

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