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making news in america this morning, high stakes meeting. donald trump and speaker of the house paul ryan face-to-face in washington, d.c. new details about what they'll discuss as trump's tax returns become a flash point in the election. we're live. new this morning, george zimmerman is sparking controversy after announcing what he's going to do with the gun he used to shoot and kill trayvon martin. a driver trapped in a car. this dramatic scene. the vehicle upside down and burning. the rescue after a fiery crash. and the mvp, steph curry, is doing it again with another must see game-winning moment. steph curry makes it look easy, doesn't he?
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night for steph as we say good morning on this thursday morning. it will be a big day in d.c., the big republican meeting there. donald trump face-to-face with the house speaker paul ryan. >> it's just hours away from trump and ryan and other party leaders meeting on capitol hill to work on unifying the gop after ryan said he wasn't ready to endorse trump. >> a live picture there of washington and trump is getting slammed by democrats and republicans alike for not releasing his taxes. we'll get the latest right now from d.c. abc's stephanie ramos with us. good morning, stephanie. >> reporter: good morning. what a meeting, right? if i only had an invite. donald trump seems to be ready to build closer alliances with top republican leaders and today is where it starts. the countdown to this capitol hill date is on. >> we just need to get to know each other. >> reporter: house speaker paul ryan calling his meeting with donald trump as more of a meet and greet. >> i don't really know him. i met him once in person in 2012. r
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speaker say don't expect a chat about specific policy but a focus on the big picture. >> unify them around common principles. >> reporter: ryan still hasn't said what promises he needs from trump in order to endorse him. trump, on the other hand says he doesn't need the support from top republicans but sang his praises during a sit-down. as he looks to make peace with some members of his party, mitt romney is on the attack. also reluctant to release his tax returns but eventually did so is calling on trump to do the same causing his refusal disqualifying adding there's only one logical explanation. there is a bombshell in them. >> i'm worth over $10 billion and i don't say that, bragging. >> i'm really rich. >> reporter: hillary clinton also attacking the billionaire businessman on the issue. >> my husband and i have released 33 years of
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so you got to ask yourself why doesn't he want to release them? >> reporter: the associated press reporting that trump says he may not release his tax returns until after the election. adding, quote, there's nothing to learn from them. as for today's trump eye ryan meeting many republicans are telling ryan to get on board with donald trump for the sake of party unity. this as paul suggests republican voters are getting behind donald trump even if they don't want him as president. kendis and diane, back to you. >> i would love to be a fly on the wall for that. stephanie ramos live on the that, thanks, steph. hail and dangerous conditions. louisiana, mississippi in the storm zone right now. later today, those severe storms will move into the ohio valley and the great lakes. and there's severe flooding in tennessee near nashville streams and rivers over234r0eing their banks and the temperatures are
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unseasonably warm there. nashville tied 120-year-old record on wednesday reaching 90 degrees. want to show you the damage in missouri. massive hail from these storms falling near st. louis. car windshields with holes the size of baseballs and smashed out rear windows. breaking overnight we have new details in the mystery of malaysia airlines flight 370. you might remember that plane van der ryn vanished without a trace two years ago. >> officials are confirming two pieces of debris were in fact part of that boeing 777. abc's lauren lyster joining us with the details. >> good morning, kendis and diane. this has been a long source of intrigue, now those two pieces of donald trump determined to be parts of a puzzle that spanned seas and an entire ocean. these images just released. this partial rolls-royce
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this pam almost certainly coming from malaysia flight 370 according to the australian government. two new clues confirmed in the mysterious disappearance of the aircraft. two years after it vanished from the sky. taking its 239 people on board down with it. the pieces of debris found here in south africa and on this island off mauritius and makes five pieces recovered. >> a piece of the middle was found. >> reporter: an american tourist discovering these parts also deemed almost certainly from the plane on a beach in mozambique and last year it was this barnacle covered wing found on france's remote reunion island. >> we need closure and we seek and cry for closure. >> reporter: in the search for clues grieving families still searching for closure. march 18th, 2014, the missing aircraft was deemed the longest disappeara
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history and has not been found to this day.
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leveled the plant, damaged buildings in the town of west texas and even registered as as a small earthquake. 15 killed, a dozen first responders. the atf is now offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. three people have emerged as heroes following that deadly stabbing spree in massachusetts. the d.a. says seconds after arthur derosa crashed, a macy's worker tried to stop him from attacking people. then he ran to a restaurant in the mall where he stabbed a waitress. that's when george heath, a teacher, tried to get the knife away. his wife describes what happened. >> i grabbed his shirt trying to hold him back. my husband grabbed him around the waist area, i think, trying to keep him so his arm wouldn't go up to stab anybody else. and the guy pulled his hand back and stabbed him in the temple. >> unfortunately george heath
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the rampage finally ended when an off-duty officer killed derosa but derosa's family members say it could have been prevented if a mental hospital where he had gone for treatment hadn't released him that morning of the attacks. "60 minutes" correspondent morley safer is signing off. the 84-year-old made the announcement yesterday saying the time has come to say good-bye. the longest serving correspondent at "60 minutes" joining the show in 1970. his last story aired in march. well, still ahead a consumer alert. popular light-up shoes for toddlers catching fire. excessive use of force or was it justified? overnight an investigation announced into a wild police chase and how it ended. plus, high-speed test. zero to 400 in seconds. could this be the future of transportation?
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residents near los angeles were complaining about this large flare from an exxonmobil refinery earlier this week. the plant just restarted more than a year after it was damaged by an explosion. exxonmobil was fined more than half a million dollars for safety violations following that explosion. also out of l.a., the lack of job opportunities for female directors in hollywood is being investigated. two federal agencies are handling this investigation. this is according to the aclu which also requested the probe. it follows a report that women comprised just 9% of all directors for the top 250 movies last year. diversity is a really important issue in hollywood.
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light-up sneakers after it was blamed for a fire. a toddler's shoes went up in flames when they left it in the suv overnight they believe the lithium battery is to blame. the cause is not determined but payless is removed the jake runner light-up shoes out of an abundance of caution. getting from l.a. to san francisco in a half hour have taken a step forward. this was their rather brief test in the desert near las vegas. it tested a low pressure vacuum tube system that ultimately could carry passengers and cargo at more than 700 miles an hour. this test topped out at under 120 miles an hour. it was stopped in sand because they're still working on the brakes for that system. >> minor, minor detail. >> minor detail and stretch it out to three years this year. caught on camera a dramatic rescue, someone pulled from a burning car.
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and road conditions will be wet from texas to the southeast and from the tennessee valley to the atlantic coast as well as around the great lakes, some showers in the northern rockies. if you're flying you can expect airport delays in detroit, memphis and charlotte. an investigation is under way in the violent arrest yesterday of a suspect in new hampshire. >> a 50-year-old man was in that pickup truck you see there yesterday. he's running away from police at speeds of up to 90 miles an hour when he surrendered, police were seen delivering several violent blows before putting him in handcuffs. now, investigators are asking whether that level of force was appropriate. george zimmerman is auctioning off the gun he used to kill trayvon martin. on an auction site he declares the weapon an american firearm icon. and he said many have told him it should be displayed at the smithsonian. the starting bid set at $5,000 and thousands have visited the
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zimmerman shot martin as the teen returned from buying snacks. he was found not guilty of murder and manslaughter. a former south carolina police officer is now facing federal charges in the shooting death of walter scott. scott who was not armed fled after a traffic stop last year. he was shot by officer michael slager who claims it was self-defense. splaig is now accused of violating the civil rights of walter scott among other charges. his attorney says slager is, quote, carrying the burden of many past cases that were handled differently. slager is expected to stand trial on state murder charges this fall. right now, though, he's free on bail. three women were arrested after allegedly trying to smuggle 70 pounds of opium into chicago's o'hare airport. all in their 50s were heading to minnesota from japan. they found 470 packets of opium concealed in bags of tea leaves. they're worth more than $3 million. researchers say the active ingred
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than just reduce pain. it also decreases empathy. researchers say acetaminophen is also affects your ability to feel other people's pain, the same team of researchers is beginning to work on whether ibuprofen has a similar effect on how we view others. a daring rescue caught on camera after a speeding car rolled over and burst into flames. that is santiago portillo pulling the driver from the flames. he was about to record the crash when he realized the driver was still inside. he left his cell phone propped up and recorded the entire rescue. >> multitasking. >> yeah, good move there. some sports starting with a very rare feat in baseball. it happened in last night's mets/dodgers game. >> in the third inning syndergaard came up to bat and this is what happened next. >> struck out six times. >> delivers and there's
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fly ball. puig started in and goes back to the track at the wall. it is gone. >> now, that made it 1-0, bets. syndergaard came up again in the fifth with two men on. >> 2-2 and he swings and flies one to deep center field. back goes merrittson, near the wall, it's out of here! >> well, that put the mets in front for good. they won it, 4-3. it's the first time a major league pitcher has hit two homers in a game since 2007. a big night for pitchers. matt scherzer also. golden state warriors superstar steph curry hoisted his nba trophy before his team gave five -- game five matchup against portland. consider was his usual outstanding self-nailing a three-pointer at the end to put them up by two. >> he hit five three-pointe
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the missus was liking that included that one that steeled the game. the warriors won it by four and took the series, 4-1. they will face either oklahoma or san antonio in the western conference finals. in case there was any doubt, whoo. >> he's good. he's got a future. >> i think so. up next in "the pulse," a sneak attack. this man thought he was doing a good job fishing and then that happened. 2,000 and counting. a 10-year-old girl beating a sit-up record. just like my moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis. and i was worried about joint damage. my doctor said joint pain from ra... can be a sign of existing joint damage... that could only get worse. he prescribed enbrel to help relieve pain and help stop further damage. enbrel may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal, events including infections, tuberculosis, lymphoma, other cancers, nervous system
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wonderland" film but was live streaming and parkgoers got a surprise when they realized they were actually talking to depp directly. >> i have direct knowledge -- >> you don't remember that. >> oh, my god. >> what is this? >> i'm happy like that. >> what a cool little marketing gimmick there. "alice through the looking glass" is from our parent company disney. a great play by a ball boy. this one happened the other night at the minnesota twins game. >> i love this. a foul ball line drive down the first base line and he leaps into action and snags the ball as it streaks towards the fans. watch it again. >> okay, so maybe the best part, he just handed the ball off. gave a
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went back to work. some big league play. whether it was foul territory or not. good job. >> act like you've been there before. >> the yanks could really use this kid. >> easy living for a bold bald eagle stalking a lake in ontario, canada, that's because the clever bird lets fishermen do all the work and comes in at the last minute. see what he did there? >> impeccable. the pesky bird has developed a reputation among the locals for stealing their catch. >> the fisherman is so excited. reeling in the big one. >> boom. so talk about abs of steel an elementary student from kansas broke the record for sit-ups. she is 10-year-old kylie bass and she did 2,110 of them saturday. >> she initially wanted to do 2,002 sit-ups, one more than the old record but decided to go for it and hit a wall a third of the way through but then just powered on through.
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12th.. today is "national odometer day" as we speed towards the weekend. good morning washington. toss to eileen today: am fog. mostly cloudy and warmer. some peeks of sun late. highs: 70-75 winds: sse 5 mph tonight: cloudy with a chance of rain. patchy fog. lows: 58-62 winds: se 5 to calm friday: morning
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clouds/showers. clearing by mid-afternoon. highs: 70-76 winds: w 5-10 mph turning to vote 20-16..
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campaign is coming to the district today. presumptive republican nominee donald trump will be on capitol hill this morning. he is scheduled to sit down with top leaders in the republican party as he tries to consolidate support for his presidential campaign. house speaker paul ryan, who recently said he was not prepared to endorse trump yet, will be in attendance. the meeting is scheduled for 9-am. today.. the trial begins for the second of six baltimore police officers accused in the death of freddie gray. edward nero waived his right to a jury trial this week-- opting instead for the judge to decide his fate. gray died last april-- after sustaining a neck injury while in police custody - sparking riots in baltimore and protests nationwide. nero is charged with second-degree intentional assault, misconduct in office and reckless endangerment. right now-- police are asking the public for help tracking down a team of brazen burgl
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elementary school. it happened last month at barnard elementary school in the middle of the night. 4 people-- swiped what appears to be a photo-copier and some computer equipment. police say the thieves broke in through a front glass door. they're asking anyone with information to come forward. critical scholarship cash is in jeopardy. until west virginia state lawmakers pass a budget -- high school students won't receive their "promise scholarship." lawmakers meet next week in hopes of reaching an agreement. with their families' median household income of about 40-thousand dollars... the nearly 5-thousand dollar scholarships can make or break a college education for many students. it's xx and we're just getting started. more trouble for metro. the list of safety changes is growing-- as time is running out. what this newest plan means for metro-- and thousands of riders. and a dramatic nighfo
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one player in hot water, as another makes history. we'll break it down for you-- coming up. good morning washington. today: am fog. mostly cloudy and warmer. some peeks of sun late. highs: 70-75 winds: sse 5 mph tonight: cloudy with a chance of rain. patchy fog. lows: 58-62 winds: se 5 to calm friday: morning clouds/showers. clearing by mid-afternoon. highs: 70-76 winds: w 5-10 mph
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