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good morning, america. e. please sieve allegations, news this morning that the fbi shared unsubstantiated reports that donald trump was personally compromised by the russians. claims he was filmed during a visit to moscow. russia denies it this morning and the president-elect lashes out calling it fake news, a political witchhunt. his senior adviser kellyanne conway joins us live as trump faces his first press conference since the election this morning. flooding disaster. a major winter storm slamming the west forcing high water rescues and mandatory evacuations overnight as snow piles up. this avalanche spilling into a california home and cars spinning out on icy roads in the midwest. abc news exclusive. charlie sheen like you've never seen him before. one-on-one a year after his hiv diag
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>> how it's changed his life and what he has to say about that bizarre behavior. >> i'm on a drug. it's called charlie sheen. it's fun to kind of watch sometimes but also a little cringeable. >> what he's revealing this morning. >> sorry. >> only on "gma." saying good-bye. president obama delivering his final address to the nation as president thanking the country for his eight years in office. >> you made me a better president and you made me a better man. >> warning about the forces that have the potential to drive us apart but hopeful about america's future. >> yes, we can. yes, we did. yes, we can. >> the emotional farewell. and we do say good morning, america, on this wednesday morning and president obama delivering that emotional speech in his adopted
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chicago last night. >> very different kind of farewell address. saw him in front of that crowd of 20,000 people but he did end what's came on to the national stage, emotional moment there, that's when he was talking about michelle obama. even got malia to tear up but the theme was hope, that's what first drove him on to the national stage. >> he is leaving the same way he came in, with a lot of grace and a lot of dignity. >> but the transition of power does continue. >> it does. >> president-elect trump preparing for his first press conference today. there's the trump tower here in new york expected around 11:00 a.m. this morning. we'll carry that live and talk to kellyanne conway in just a moment. >> she's live right here in our studio but first let's get to that breaking news. abc news confirming donald trump was briefed by u.s. intelligence officials about unconfirmed claims he was targeted in a russian effort to personally compromise him. this morning russia and trump are firing back. abc's chief investigative correspondent brian ross is here and has all the details. >> reporter: good morning. donald trump and his aes
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angrily denying the unsubstantiated reports developed by democratic operatives he was personally compromised by the russians in the most salacious way and that his aides were in league with the kremlin to set up the hacking of the democratic party. fake news, he tweeted. a total political witchhunt. the allegations are supposedly from anonymous sources deep inside the kremlin talking to a former british spy, all contained in a detailed dossier, the democratic operatives gave to the fbi in rug and then later to news organizations including abc news. >> russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about mr. trump. >> reporter: trump's nominee for attorney general, senator jeff sessions, was asked about the claims on tuesday. >> senator franken, i'm not aware of any of those activities. >> reporter: among the claims being challenged this morning that trump lawyer michael cohen was part of an ongoing secret
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liaison between the new york tie con's campaign and russian leadership and met in prague in august 2016. he denied the allegations telling abc news, i've never been in prague in my life. other allegations from the democratic researchers revolve around trump's travel to moscow for a miss universe contest in 2013 and whether the russians filmed him with prostitutes to be able to blackmail him if they so wished. the dossier provides no backup evidence but the claims are hard to ignore. >> this makes some claims that need to be investigated. there's no question. >> reporter: the reports gain currency in intelligence circles as trump continued his unrestrained praise of vladimir putin during the campaign. >> putin, i respect putin. he is a strong leader. >> reporter: and his ongoing defense of russia over the hacking of the democrats. >> i don't think anybody knows it was russia that broke into the dnc. >> reporter: trump was told about the allegations last week in the classified briefing he
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american spy agencies and the fbi. senator john mccain handed over a copy of the allegations to fbi director jim comey last month. allegations officials say are too explosive to ignore, if true, they are a grave national security issue. if false, one of the great political smears of all time, robin. >> russia is already weighing in. >> this morning the kremlin says it's nonsense and called it pulp fiction and also denied hacking the democratic party. >> that's true, thank you. let's talk about it with trump's senior adviser kellyanne conway. >> hi, george. >> we heard the officials did tell mr. trump about this last week. did he have any questions about it? >> first of all that cannot be verified. it is a classified briefing and we should be concerned we have, quote, intelligence officials divulging information in unsourced, unnamed fashion to the rest of us and, frankly, i think this is a very big moment for the media. are we actually going to continue to cover fake news and uncorroborated, unsubstantiated reports as
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event -- >> these were unsubstantiated. >> did an entire segment on it. it's unsubstantiated, uncorroborated. this is a report from the internet, not from the intelligence community, these 35 pages rife with misspellings completely unverified. >> i take your point but it becomes news if the intelligence officials did, indeed present this information to the president-elect trump and president obama, as well. >> george, they can't -- we don't know that for a very simple reason. nobody is allowed to talk about what occurs in these intelligence briefings. i mean, just to smear the president-elect of the united states we now have intelligence officials divulging information that they are sworn not to divulge, we should all be very concerned about that and i don't even think this is fake news. i think it's just fake. i would take the news word right out of it. >> you say it's fake. is this a categorical denial of everything in the dossier, are you sure that no one associated with mr. trump or your campaign met with russian officials during the campaign? >> i certainly didn't. i
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i was talking to people in mccomb county, michigan. that's how we won. i was with michael cohen last night and the president-elect and other advisers. michael cohen has never been to prague. we looked at his passport. he was at usc with his son meeting with the baseball coach there when this, quote, dossier, very weighty important sounding word that i would also push back on as an internet report, there's a lot of crap on the internet as we all know and he was in california not in moscow, not in prague. i mean that alone -- dragging through the mud innocent people as a way to add some flourish to what is already an ununsubstantiated report is troubling. >> we did show mr. cohen's denial. i was asking a different question. are you sure no one associated with the campaign met with any russian officials during -- >> >> that is our understanding. there would be no reason to. there would be no reason for us to. it's not how we won this campaign. it had nothing to do with donald trump's historic win and, frankly, has nothing to do with why hillary clinton lost.
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and michigan. her campaign spent more in georgia and arizona than they did in michigan and wisconsin. >> i bet they are regretting that. >> this nonsense from the internet does not bother us. >> at the hearing senator sessions said he has no reason to doubt the intelligence community's bottom line conclusion that president putin ordered and influenced a campaign to interfere in the 2016 election. so does president-elect trump now accept that conclusion. >> you could read his statement from last friday. he made a couple things clear including that. >> lumped in china as well. >> because they've hacked 21 million records of innocent americans who had their information through the federal government at the opm, the office of personnel management, 21 million americans having their personal, private information hacked by the chinese and i don't remember president obama doing more than slapping them on the wrist. >> but does president-elect trump accept the conclusion russia was behind it. >> he accepts the fact that russia and china and north korea andh others have tried to hack but what we want everybody to know and accept there is zero, zero nexus between any
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attempt to disrupt our democracy and swing the election results and succeeding in doing so. there was no smoking gun. mr. clapper -- >> the way you answered, you lumped in china and others again. i'm saying does he accept the conclusion -- >> he accepts the conclusion people are hacking all the time. >> but russia was behind it. >> russia was unsuccessful in their attempt. i think it was also called they aspired and attempted to influence our democracy and they failed and i'll tell you what. a lot of people in the mainstream media, maybe not here, but they interfered by trying to help hillary clinton win and they too failed. >> what do you mean by that. >> oh, my god, george. there's never been -- unprecedented deluge of criticism and rumors and innuendos against donald trump. there was an active campaign by many in the media against him in his effort to win the presidency. he overcame that and i, frankly, think the media helped us. >> you think reporting on donald trump was an activity -- >> yes, i think, yes, i think we can evidence that. i'm happy to dom up with the eviden
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the race is over, he has no path to victory, he's going to take the house and senate down with him. we were just ignored on great days we were ignored. on pose days we were mocked and there was an active, active, really -- an ongoing, active effort by many in the mainstream media to help hillary clinton win and they misled their viewers and their readers by telling them she would. >> we will watch the press conference today. kellyanne conway. thanks for coming. overnight, president obama giving that emotional farewell address as president in front of his family and that huge crowd in chicago and abc's tom llamas was there. good morning, tom. >> reporter: michael, good morning to you. the president breaking tradition not delivering that farewell address in d.c. but right here in chicago, the city where he got his start in politics and, of course, eight years ago where our first african-american president had that victory speech after winning the presidential election. the speech last night powerful, uplift
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president getting very emotional. president obama on his home turf in chicago saying good-bye from where it all started for him. >> this is where i learned the change only happens when ordinary people get involved and they get engaged and they come together to demand it. >> reporter: the president celebrating his victory. >> if i had told you eight years ago that america would reverse a great recession, take out the mastermind of 9/11, win marriage equality and secure the right to health insurance for another 20 million of our fellow citizens, if i had told you all that, you might have said, our sights were set a little too high. >> reporter: the president seeming to take shots at some of president-elect trump's policies and positions. >> if we're unwilling to invest in the children of immigrants just because they don't look like us, we will diminish the prospects of our own
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that's why i reject discrimination against muslim-americans. who are just as patriotic as we are. >> reporter: rallying his supporters to fight for change. >> if you're tired of arguing with strangers on the internet, try talking with one of them in real life. if something needs fixing, then lace up your shoes and do some organizing. >> reporter: the president then moving to the first lady. >> you took on a role you didn't ask for and you made it your own with grace and with grit and with style and good humor. >> reporter: wiping away tears while speaking about his family telling his daughters. >> you have become two amazing young women. you are smart and you are beautiful but more importantly you are kind and you are thoughtful and you are full of passion. >> reporter: the president ending his remarks with a play on that mantra that helped him get to the white house. >> yes,
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yes, we did. yes, we can. thank you, god bless you. >> reporter: now as he was leaving chicago last night for washington, his last official trip in air force one as commander in chief, he sent out this tweet. lease put it up. the president tweeting, "thank you for everything. my last ask is as my first, i'm asking you to believe, in the ability to create change and in yours." now many of the supporters i spoke to last night saying, guys, this is not the last we have heard from the obamas. back to you. >> all right. thank you, tom. and you saw the first lady and you saw malia obama and everybody said where is sasha? he talked about his daughter, as well. we found out she was back at the white house studying for a test that she has this morning. >> priorities, man. come on. >> being first daughter doesn't get you out of a test. >> we saw the picture, the family photo michelle obama posted last night. she tweeted last night talking about how proud she i
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family together, these eight years, and finishing by -- >> sasha and malia, saying she stayed home and studied for her test. let's talk to jon karl about this. right now there were so many different speeches in one last night for president obama but at the heart of it we remember him coming often the national scene, what values holes all americansing to. he was talking last night about what drives them apart. >> this is his obama realist speech. he believes essentially american democracy, something is fundamental as that is under assault right now. he's worried about racial divisions, political divisions. he's worried about so much of what was behind the election. he never directly attacks donald trump, but it was a pretty profound warning and, george, overwhelmingly it was the message i am not going away. he will be around here. >> he's been pretty open about the fact that the election results in november have changed his plans going forward about how
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meanwhile, the news of the day we just talked to kellyanne conway about these allegations about donald trump. you heard what senator sessions said yesterday in his hearing about the russians and a big, big hearing today, rex tillerson, president-elect trump's nominee for secretary of state. we'll get those exact questions, as well. >> you know, a few weeks ago i would have said rex tillerson is probably the one that will be attacked hardest. this will be a tough hearing. but tillerson has been telling senators privately that he understands that russia is a threat, that he will be tough on russia despite the fact that as the ceo of exxonmobil he had dealings with russia, he was close to putin because he was in effect a business partner on a lot of projects, but we've seen excerpts of his speech of his opening remarks and he talks about how russia poses a danger and that our allies are right to be alarmed by the fact that russia is trying to be a resurgent russia in the region. >> boy, so much pent up demand
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for the president -- >> we haven't had a full-blown press conference from donald trump since july. a lot of questions. >> we will cover it at 11:00 a.m. eastern. now we have to move on. >> we move on from politics to that dangerous weather out west. thousands are being told to evacuate from those floods in california. kayna whitworth is in the middle of it all. good morning, kayna. >> reporter: hey, robin, good morning, the russian river is rising again for a second time this week. already the floodwaters have impacted 500 homes in the area and prompted evacuations and rescues. it was just yesterday an 83-year-old woman had to be rescued from her home right nearby. now, this is already the biggest rain event that this area has had in more than a decade and we have more rain on the way. now, on top of the riding waters, officials tell me they are very concerned about the high winds in the forecast. they say this ground is saturated and that could be a problem for the big redwoods in the
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thank you very much. we'll hear from ginger in a moment. first amy with the other top stories starting with that emission scandal at volkswagen. >> that's right, volkswagen is close to agreeing on a major settlement in that emissions cheating scandal plaguing the company. a $4.3 billion settlement could be approved as soon as today. the company is expected to plead guilty to some criminal charges. well, a judge today will formally sentence dylann roof to death for the charleston church massacre. a jury took less than three hours to agree on the sentence. the self-proclaimed white supremacist becomes the first person sentenced to die for a federal hate crime. dozens gathered at a vigil in orlando to remember a police officer killed in the line of duty. the reward for information leading to the suspect in the murder of master sergeant debra clayton is now $100,000. well, another major retailer is announcing layoffs. walmart is expected to cut hundreds of jobs by the end of the month. many of them in human resources.
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needs a good break these days. there is now a 900-person wait list for what's being called goat yoga classes. this is happening in oregon. that's where you can practice yoga while friendly goats wander around you. not kidding. >> really? >> yeah, not kidding with this one. 900 people waiting. whatever floats your goat. >> you wanted to use that pun today. >> i was like, "kidding." i love last month in december they called it holiday goat yoga. >> there's a name for it. you see ginger's expression. what's going on out west. >> the goats are cold in portland, oregon. they had more than eight inches of snow. a big deal for them. look at this at mammoth mountain, 15 feet in the last six days. they haven't seen an event like this in more than a decade and, yes, it is helping the drought but certainly not ending it yet. there is the current storm. it's going to move out and the new storm that's going to drop even more rain as kayna was saying, that russian river still
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good morning, washington. i'm melanie hastings. here is a check of your stop stories. police are on the hunt for a killer after a horrifying incident at the westfield wheaton mall. two men were stabbed yesterday afternoon. police of no released the names and it's unclear if they knew their attacker. investigators working to confirm a description of the suspect. in the trump transition, two new confirmation hearings set to get under way. the senate foreign relations committee are consider rex tillerson for secretary of state, and the transportation will hear testimony from nominee elaine chow. we're back to check on weather and traffic after
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it's fun to kind of watch sometimes but also a little bit cringeable. it's like, dude, what the hell was that. >> have you ever looked back and said what the hell was i thinking. >> oh, yeah. >> charlie sheen speaking out about his past, exclusive one-on-one with you, michael. we'll have much more on that in a moment. how is he doing. >> he said he's feeling good. he looks good and he's open and he's honest as you can tell from those comments right there and that's just a piece of it. >> he's creating words, cringeable. >> made me cringe a little. >> yeah. >> also right now, let's take a live look at trump tower. that is where the president-elect is said to give his first formal press conference since the election, since actually july and comes amid those bombshell allegations that the fbi shared unsubstantiated reports with donald trump that he was personally compromised by the
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they're denying it calling it nonsense and trump tweeted moments ago that the report is, quote, very unfair. >> we'll be carrying that press conference. >> 11:00. >> and you know we've all been on flights that have gotten delayed. >> sure. >> you sat there for awhile but imagine waiting seven hours to take off. >> imagine how you'd be feeling in those seven hour, well, we could ask senator senator al d'amato how he was feeling. we know he wasn't too happy. his frustration caught on camera. he actually got kicked off the plane. we'll talk to him all about it live coming up. >> he wasn't going to take it anymore. >> power to the people. >> rallying the plane. we'll talk to him about that. we got to begin with this. michael, you and charlie sheen. >> yes, george, he did not hold back on anything. he's known for speaking his mind and his new movie "mad families" pushing the envelope on what people expect from a hollywood star and being extremely open and honest about the diagnosis that changed his life.
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>> adonis dna. >> okay. >> does that guy still exist? not too long ago, these were the words that personified charlie sheen. for decades he's remained a hollywood fixture on screen and in the party scene. but it was the announcement of his hiv diagnosis about a year ago that would change his life forever. how do you feel? >> i feel really good. i feel really good. i am so grateful. for eight months i've been enrolled in an fda study for a medication for a drug called pro 140 that's in the late stages of its trial run. we are very close to being approved. and it is not this hideous cocktail that leads to so many side effects, emotionally and physically, it's one shot a week. it's going well and i feel like i'm carrying the torch for a lot of folks out there that are suffering from the same thing, you know. >> and all of in that happened, has there been a silver lining. >> yeah, yeah, yeah, the day i
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wanted to eat a bullet but my mom was there and wouldn't do that in front of her or have her clean up that mess but something came over me and they gave me a handful of pills and said you can go home and you're going to live. if i had brain cancer or stomach thing or meningitis we might not be sitting here right now so i'm so grateful for what was available when it happened and even more grateful for what's available right now and i'm in the middle of it, you know. >> so you kind of put everything into perspective. >> it did. i can feel the future with this thing and it's much bigger and more important than i am, you know. >> yeah. >> how has your life changed now? >> are you happy where you are? >> some days are better than others but most days are pretty frickin' deal. >> yeah. >> just i walk out in the world and it's just warm
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compliments and there's nothing but love out there right now. >> love is good. >> nothing but love out there. >> everybody needs love. love gets you through a lot of stuff. >> i'm on a drug. it's called charlie sheen. >> whether or not that old tiger blood charlie still exists is. >> i'm a high priest vatican assassin warlord. >> he has to because i think ultimately in our blueprint, in our dna i believe that we are the sum total of all of our experiences, good and bad, you know. but they don't lead the charge. it's fun to kind of watch sometimes but also just a little bit cringeable. man, i was banging seven gram rocks and finishing them because that's how i roll, one speed, go. it's like, dude, what the hell was that? >> have you ever looked back and said what the hell was i thinking. >> oh, hell yeah and i was doing way too much testosterone cream. >> ah. >> yeah, trying to keep the libido up.
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it metabolizes into a basically a 'roid rage. that whole odyssey was basically a accidental 'roid rage but there's some good quotes that came out of it. >> there's some great quotes that came out. >> great moments. >> some of the most quoted moments. >> so bizarre. so bizarre. so bizarre. >> where do you see yourself in ten years. >> here's what i do know, i'll still be here and that just might upset a few folks. >> hmm. >> always open, always charlie. he does not change for anybody. you can see more of my interview in our next hour. we have more and he's opening up about his family. the house is full of pictures of his kid, his mother and everyone and we'll talk about his new movie as well. >> he still has that edgy energy but he looks so different. >> looks so different. >> i think he looks better. >> yeah. >> his family really helped him get through that difficult time. more coming up. coming up on our big board our legal team is here for two big
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sunny, yes. yes, dan, a best buy bombshell has been using members of the geek squad as paid informants. and a bank robbery livestreamed on facebook. should there be a social media crackdown? we're back in two minutes. come on back. t him on a coffee . alright. i've got your latte... large coffee with cream... and your favorite, mocha. oh, where do you guys get your coffee? you gave me way too much money. he's good. make a mccafé run instead. for a limited time get any size coffee, freshly brewed every 30 minutes, for one dollar. or a delicious small mocha, latte or hot chocolate for two dollars. wake up d win the day.
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we're already talking about it, back now with our big board and have our legal eagles, dan abrams and sunny hostin here at the table with us. let's start, okay, with that best buy bombshell. are there ties between the geek squad and the fbi? a new probe is under way after court filings allege the feds were using some technicians as paid informants. this is some big stuff here. a lot of people hand over their computers and this all stems from a probe in california, a doctor there, about child pornography. >> yep. >> he put in a plea of not guilty. tell people more. >> basically the doctor goes in, wants his computer fixed. goes to best
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it, says we need to take it, send it to kentucky to fix it. the doctor signs document that says if there is child pornography on here, it's going to be reported to the authorities. okay. so, in kentucky, they then look at the computer and lo and behold what do they find? child pornography. the doctor is charged with the crime. two issues, number one, was the geek squad effectively working with the fbi? meaning, were they an arm of the fbi at that point? and, number two, where it was found on the computer. it was found on what's called n unallocated space meaning it's the place where people put deleted items. it could have been something where he had gotten the computer from someone else, there's no control over it at that point so those are the two key legal questions in the case. now but the most interesting one is this question of whether the geek squad is effectively working as arms of the fbi. >> that and i think it raises a lot of questions about privacy issues when you hand over your computer, how does it
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which could be the argument. >> the fourth amendment protects us from the government coming into our homes and going through our effects and cars but we've all said, all three of you, handing over the computer. right. not only did he hand over the computer, he signed a document waiving his rights under the fourth amendment so i was a prosecutor that prosecutes child sex crimes, internet trafficking and law enforcement officers need help and there are mandatory reporters all the time. cops, teachers, why not the geek squad. the geek squad in my view are heroes in this case and there's just no question about it. you got child pornography on your computer. why are you handing it over. >> there are some that feel there has to be a line drawn. >> the question becomes were they just good citizens meaning did they see it and then report it or were they intentionally searching for it and that becomes the key legal question because if they were intentionally searching for it -- >> heroes. >> i'm kind of leaning towards sunny.
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child pornography. >> defending a broad legal principle against child pornography is going to be a tough fight to win but it's not as easy as it may seem. >> a whole different look at a geek squad. >> yeah. >> kind of cool actually. and, you know, we have another story we want to talk to you about, the bizarre bank robbery livestreamed on facebook. a man claimed to be armed with a bomb reportedly taking his uber driver hostage forcing the driver to record the robbery and now that video is part of a police investigation and i just have a question for you, sunny. this video of a young man being tortured on facebook live and now you have this. do these social media platforms, do they have any responsibility to crack down on what's being put out? >> look, i think it's really difficult to police the internet, to -- you know, it's sort of the wild, wild west and takes the law a long time to catch up. so, no, third party host, if they don't have responsibility for what's being posted bau
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but once they're put on notice that this stuff is happening then i think we want good corporate citizens and want them to do something and seen that all the time. i did a report for "nightline" airbnb. there was discrimination. once they found it was happening they put systems in place to make hour it didn't happen. match.com, other websites now have child -- there were predators on it but what did they do? they put in systems in place, so background checks now for people that are on dating websites is what we want. we don't want to shut down these companies. >> when it comes to live, when it comes to something going out live, i don't know what you want to do. i mean, basically then you're going to say, look, we can't let individuals do anything live >> that's true. >> so it becomes a question, you could punish someone after the fact. you can say, look, that person won't be allowed to use our platform again. >> maybe cut the feed. maybe cut the feed. >> by the way, good for law enforcement. hey, you guys want to videotape your crimes, terrific. we can catch you
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know we've got evidence. i mean -- >> when you think of the billions and billions and billions, it's hard to police all of that. i mean -- >> you can't. you can't and that's why you're not going to see, i don't think, policing particularly of live. you may see people say this person will be banned, et cetera, but the whole live thing is a totally new game. >> agree on that. >> it's amazing what people post. it really is. >> it is amazing. i'm sure people are going to post this. can we get a shoe cam? this is important stuff. come on. those shoes are giving me life. just had to do it. >> coming up in two minutes that flight frustration. a former senator kicked offer a plane, now he's joining us live with his side of the story. tuale when i was too busy with the kids to get a repair estimate. liberty did what? yeah, with liberty mutual all i needed to do to get an estimate was snap a photo of the damage and voila! voila!
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benitez brings us the details. >> reporter: imagine the frustration you feel after being delayed and delayed again at an airport. that's what happened to the former senator and when he spoke up, he was kicked off. this morning, video of a former senator trying to lead a rebellion on a plane. >> stand up for what's right and walk out with me. >> reporter: frustrated after a seven-hour delay. >> we can still speak in this country. >> reporter: alfonse d'amato, a u.s. senator from new york for 18 years forced off a plane by authorities avielling at the the captain and trying to stage a walkout. here's what happened. the captain asked nine people to move from the front of the plane to the back saying the plane was too front loaded to take off. a few minutes later the pilot announced again from the cockpit that he needed four more people to move. and if they didn't he would personally come out and receipt the passengers in the back himself. but the pilot never shows. the plane continues to sit on the tarmac as the delay moves into that seventh
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>> stand up for what's right and walk out with me. >> reporter: at least one passenger agrees to join him. >> here's a gentleman who is doing it. stand up and walk out. >> reporter: but he doesn't top there. he marches to the cockpit and yells that the pilot is a poor excuse for a leader. within moments authorities removed d'amato from the plane. his fellow passengers are not happy. >> boo. >> that's not right. >> reporter: jetblue saying in a statement, that if a customer is causing a conflict on the aircraft it is standard procedure to ask the customer to deplane. especially if the crew feels the situation runs a risk of escalation in flight. but a spokesman for d'amato says jetblue has apologized to the 79-year-old. he was in florida to visit an ailing friend. d'amato also apologized for speaking his mind. >> well, let's talk to him right now. senator al d'amato joins us by phone. former senator, i know you're multitasking driving your kids to school a
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what happened? >> well, let me say this to you, the captain totally overreacted. i said to him, you said you were going to do something. why don't you do it? and that's when he said, you're out of here so i went back to my seat, sat down until they came in to take me off and that's when i said what i did. so i did not confront him. it was a total overreaction. >> anything you would have done differently. >> probably on both parts pardon me? >> anything you would have done differently? >> well, what would i have done differently? you know, what can you do? you're seven hours late. he's talking about asking the passengers to move about 45 minutes go by. still hasn't done it. still requesting. and, by the way there were other people who when i finally said, well, they took me off, i said let's stand up, about four or five other people did, but then they
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plane is taking off, please sit down and, of course, you're waiting seven hour, people want to go home and they don't want to -- they should be tolerant of people, people not like cattle but human beings and customers and it's unfortunate. i think it was an overreaction on their part when i said to -- i chastised the captain by saying what are you doing. you announced that you were going to move these people and you haven't done it and so one thing led to another. i think people are tense. they're all -- they overreacted certainly and i spoke my mind after they overreacted. >> and you accept jetblue's apology? >> pardon me? >> you accept jetblue's apology? >> yeah, sure. look, i think everybody was rather anxious. they overreacted. i accept their apology. they did some other things i won't talk
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not quite right and, you know, it's unfortunate, a seven-hour delay and i have to tell you they did not handle the situation correctly. >> get your kids to school safe. thanks for joining us this morning, senator. >> thank you. >> and coming up in our next hour we'll have much more of michael's exclusive with charlie sheen. coming up, "gma's" "be a vet for your pet" brought to you by iams pet food. good for life. uppy barks) you can do it duck. hurry up duck! you can do it duck. iams. helps keep your dog healthy at every stage. so you can always look forward to what's next.
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>> anchor: good morning, washington. i'm melanie hastings. here is a check of your stop stories. right now, police in fredericksburg are trying to find the man who assaulted a woman working at a 711. this is surveillance video from the store yesterday. police say the clerk went to the back office to get something the suspect followed her and assaulted her. police say this isn't the first time the suspect has been in the store. the clerk told officers the same man came in the morning of december 2 and exposed himself to her. green belt police are investigating 2 suspicious deaths, a man and woman found dead in the 6,000 block of spring hill drive. the identities and cause of death have not been released. we'll bring you new information as son as we getette. much better weather for the mid week. here is veronica
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>> wow, today is one of the nicest days in a week. sunshine. it will be a nice at that. wind returns after 5:00. 52 today, low to mid 71 -- 60s expected tomorrow expected after fog, early part of the day. bigger change this weekend, tracking a wintery mix, mainly freezing rain on saturday. we could have icy roads around the area with temperatures falling wack to the 30s on saturdays, 40 degrees on sunday with rain returning late. >> reporter: icy conditions, seerious accident. we are looking live at the capital beltway where the accident activity continues on the inner loop approaching the ramp to the george washington parkway, we've got off and on delays there. your ride on interstate 66 slow at the vienna metro station, had a collision that blocked the right lane, looking at the icc near 650, the area of the accident activity, keep
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icy conditions being reported throughout that stretch. back to you. >> anchor: thank you. and you can get more news, weather and traffic on good morning washington on news channel 8. see you back for another local update in 30
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. those bombshell allegations nine days before the inauguration. the fbi shares unsubstantiated reports of the president-elect, that he was personally compromised by the russians claims he was filmed during a visit to moscow. russia denies it, trump firing it back calling it a political witch-hunt as he preps for his first press conference since the election. health alert. the new warning about heartburn medicines during pregnancy. is there a link to asthma and could it increase your baby's risk? half their size. remarkable transformations, two women losing almost 300 pounds, how they did it and the lessons they are sharing. ♪ a "gma" exclusive, for from my one-on-one with charlie sheen. what he's revealing about being a dad and a grandfather. what he'd change about his past and the moment we crammed into a
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>> i'm michael strahan. >> i'm charlie sheen and for the next few minutes you are kind of stuck with me so good morning, america. good morning, america. and you're kind of stuck with us as well, but the three of us were late getting out here to the studio and lara went to the audience to see who would be our replacements. >> i was getting nervous. so we did hold auditions for each of your roles. >> good to know we're replaceable like that. >> want to do the work this morning. >> certainly not replaceable. an audience willing to chip in. >> love that. thank you for that. and michael, we have more with charlie coming up. >> more with charlie coming up. i tell you, it was really incredible. you asked if that was his house. that was his house. he fed our crew. he didn't have to. he bought everybody barbecue and couldn't have been more gracious
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interview. >> boy, sure is. what we've seen already, i can't wait for more. also, you guys have got to stick around for this. everybody at home and in the studio, incredible reunion about to take place here live. see those two girls there. they're identical twins. they've never met in person. >> ah. >> this is going to be great. it's coming up in a little bit. >> they'll meet live. it's going to be absolutely incredible. they will, in fact, meet face-to-face, do not go anywhere. >> they were separated at birth. had no idea about the other. >> yeah. >> that's coming up. right now the morning rundown from amy. >> good morning. the big story this morning president-elect donald trump will be holding a long awaited news conference this morning as unsubstantiated allegations surface about his ties to russia and the fbi is investigating unverified claims that the russians had compromising personal and financial information about trump and that trump aides were involved in organizing the russian cyberattacks on the
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party before the election. trump has fired back calling the story fake news and asking, quote, are we living in nazi germany? both trump and president obama were told about these claims during intelligence briefings last week. earlier on "gma" trump adviser kellyanne conway refused to acknowledge that trump received any such information. >> just to smear the president-elect of the united states we now have intelligence officials divulging information that they are swoorn not to divulge. we should all be very concerned about that. i don't even think this is fake news. i think it's just fake. i would take the news word right out of it. it's not how we won the campaign. it had nothing to do with donald trump's historic win and, frankly, has nothing to do with why hillary clinton lost. >> russia is denying these allegations and this morning trump tweeted a quote from moscow calling the story nonsense and saying he has no deals or balloons with russia. well, president-elect trump's choice for secretary of state is in the hot seat today as his senate confirmation hearing gets under way. former exxonmobil ceo rex
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his close ties to russia and vladimir putin but in prepared remarks, tillerson said america's nato allies are right to be alarmed at what he calls a resurgent russia and tillerson says russia must be held accountable for its actions. also today on capitol hill, new jersey senator cory booker is making history as he testifies against the nomination of a fellow senator, jeff sessions, for attorney general. booker has questioned his record on civil rights and voting rights, a record that sessions vigorously defended during tuesday's hearing. well, the already saturated parts of central california are bracing for even more rain. thousands are evacuating flooded areas after getting more than two feet of rain in just the last week and today's storm further raises the risk of more landslides and avalanches and in the sierra they are approaching the record for the snowiest january ever and today is only the 11th. farther north portland, oregon, digging out from another six to ten inches of snow that forced some to aba
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a health alert for expectant moms. heartburn drugs may be linked to asthma in babies. researchers found h2 blockers like those in pepcid were associated with a % increase rick for childhood asthma and inhibitors like trial second or nexium caused a 30% increase. the reason is unclear but doctors say the drugs may hurt digestion. finally, a little boy's dream comes true again. you may have seen this video, a boy in his british guard outfit saluting his heroes during a ceremony there at windsor castle when one of them suddenly breaks ranks and comes back to pose for a picture with him. you see him saluting there. well, 4-year-old marshall till in his uniform then got to meet the soldier who stood with him and that soldier invited marshall and his mom on a tour of windsor castle. i love it because you know when you see these guards they're stoic, emotionless but they have hearts inth
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they have hearts. >> big hearts. big hearts. >> sweet. >> thanks for sharing that. >> we had a big "a" from the audience. it was cute right. >> much the reaction when we have "pop news." >> oh, yes. what! "pop news" time this morning. good morning, everybody. we're going to begin with music news. you do not have to live on a prayer to jam with bon jovi. the band wanting to give fans a nice day inviting them to try out to be their opening act. >> wow. >> yeah. bands, musicians, i think pretty much anyone as long as you've got something going on can upload your video auditions demonstrating style, sound and substance. those are bon jovi's words to bon jovi producer live nation and narrow down the finalists and send those finalists to bon jovi. that team will then pick a different artist to perform each of their concerts opening acts so anybody can get in on the
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that's the kind of guys they are. michael, you jammed with them. >> i've jammed with them. me and george together would be electric. i think we got a hot, george. >> musical ability and george's dancing moves, i say this is a ringer. >> it's a lot. >> jon is signing us up right now. >> bon jovi said every great band starts small and builds their rep one show at a time. i love that. >> "american idol". >> it really is. producer, this is a show. get it going. you can submit your audition on his website or facebook page. final deadline though march 6th. start practicing. >> that's awesome. >> yeah. >> i like they're interacting with people. big changes may be in store for your next family game night. hasbro is asking monopoly fans to vote for the next generation of game pieces. in the past hasbro has been willing to change a
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hey, this is the last thing i expected. >> this is happening, right. >> reporter: in a photo booth with charlie sheen in the middle of his living room. >> oh, see, i told you it's too close. >> it's good enough for me. >> it's a moment in time. >> i'm happy with it. >> it's a moment in time. so sweet. >> reporter: but then again you never know what to xt when you hang out with charlie. after a film hiatus he is back in "mad families." a comedy streaming on crackle about three families from different backgrounds forced to spend a vacation together. >> the tv antenna is stuck. >> do you get the nfl package? >> the film is hysterical. it's funny as hell. >> you know what i love, it's diverse. >> very diverse. >> and get tied in together. >> they get stuck together. >> and has to make it work. >> there is a scene where we all pass around a megaphone and tell the most racially inappropriate jokes in the history of the known universe and it's funny as hell. no one in the movie is offended so i do believe that anyone watching it won't be either, you
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we're not curing cancer with this type of work but perhaps we're making it okay to have an open dialogue which we must have especially with what's coming, you know, in the white house. these are dicey times. >> do you see this as a comeback of sorts? >> i don't want to label it as such because then if it doesn't work then i'm wrong. don't like being wrong. no, it's a stepping stone to i think a lot of really cool stuff. for some reason, they just keep inviting me back to the next act, you know. >> i think talent has a lot to do with that. >> thank you. i've had the great fortune of being able to live in a lot of different worlds with comedy, drama and the rest of it. >> what league have you been playing in. >> california penal. >> reporter: but charlie's most cherished role, being a dad. >> i walk plus your house and i see so many things that i'm walking through about family. five kids. >> and a granddaughter. >> and a granddaughter. i was a grandfather at 48. it kind of blew my mind all types of sideways but
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gift. it's really refreshing and, you know, you've had a terrible day and you come home and your kids are like, oh, my gosh. >> to your kids you're not a superstar. you're not a tv star or movie star. you're just dad. >> they've never seen my work. >> are you kidding me. >> they've never seen my work. mom has to sequester them from some of the work i've done, you know, until they're old enough but, yeah, no, they don't know me as a performer. >> that's really cool thing aside that i think a lot of people don't get a chance to see you. >> nice to adorn your walls with art but nice to set up every al cove and tabletop with the faces that make you the happiest. >> family. what's the most important if there's any lesson that you think you've learned? >> that no one is above common courtesy. ever! and the two things that appear to be evaporating in society and on this rock of ours are common courtesy and common sense. they're kind of vanishing at the same time. that's my credo.
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21-year-old charlie sheen, here you are, young, pretty face, still got a pretty face. >> oh, you're so kind. >> what would you say to that guy? would you change anything? >> i would just tell him to be a little more patient and not rule by greed or the promise of quick gains. i would tell him to always trust his gut in the most upside down moments always trust your gut. i would tell him to just be a little more forgiving, you know. >> got to forgive? >> it's pretty good advice, right? >> as always, and you can see more of my interview with charlie sheen tonight on "nightline" and the movie "mad families" premieres tomorrow on the free streaming service crackle. >> seems in a good place. >> he does, doesn't he? >> just one of those guys you kind of pull for despite everything he's gone for. you want him to be okay, all of us. >> absolutely. and you know when we come back we have -- called
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and keep on all day. america runs on dunkin'. and back here on "good morning america," i'm doing my happy dance because we're going up into the 50s. you guys are from dallas. you brought that warmth, didn't you? thank you very much for doing that. - back to cold this weekend - wintry weather likely saturday (mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain, & rain) - first look at inauguration weather (mid 50s & dry) today: partly sunny. rain possible after 4pm. highs: 49-54 winds: s 5 mph tonight: showers taper off by 9pm. mostly cloudy. patchy, dense fog possible. lows: 41-45 winds: sw 5-10 mph thursday: am fog, clouds. partly cloudy. mild & breezy. highs: 62-66 winds: sw 10-15 g 25+ and now to those two big success stories, two women who lost 270 pounds
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take a look at christina jordan diagnosed with type 2 diabetes. she says she was inspired to lose weight for her three small children and diana anguh said her weight skyrocketed in high school and decided after prom she was finally going to transform her health and featured in "people" magazine's half their size issue. so, lara, let's see how great they did. >> thank you very much, george. let's do it. first we have "people" magazine zoe ruderman with us. let's take one more like at their before shots, all right. there they are. now, come on out, you two. [ cheers and applause ] >> wow. >> hi, ladies. >> let me see the old pants. >> so incredible. >> the garbage can is here for a reason. toss them, we'll donate them. congratulations. zoe, i warrant to start with you. i got to ask what inspired "people" m
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size issue. >> so, these women lost the weight with no gimmicks, no surgery, it was just through hard work, dedication, research, eating right and working out and christina lost 134 pounds that way. and dianna lost 150 pounds. incredible. so incredible. >> food and how you live with food was key to this so come on over to the table and let's talk about it. we have a table for each of you and start over here, so, christina, you lost 134 pounds. tell us about your strategy and what we're looking at here. >> yes, for me when i first started and i was at my heaviest i rarely ate. i would maybe eat one meal a day and what would happen is my body was literally starving and so i was holding on to every single calorie. i was holding on to everything. but now that i lost the weight i get to eat so much more. >> that's unbelievable. >> seriously and it's so amazing because i'm
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i feel great and i'm eating every two to three hours, i eat five to six meals a day. every meal consists of a lean protein and good complex carb. >> so want to talk to your counterpart over here. thank you, christina. dianna, you also had a strategy. broccoli crust pizza. >> losing weight, there was definitely no way i would give up pizza so i made sure i could find ways to tweak recipes, going to culinary school helped me do that so making broccoli crust is so simple. all you do is cook the broccoli, chop it up into small pieces. >> we'll give everybody the recipe on our website but "people" magazine, you guys talk about all the strategies, thank you so much. thank you, ladies. congratulations. "people's" half their size issue hits newsstands on friday.
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>> anchor: good morning, washington. i'm melanie hastings. here is a check of your stop stories. police are on the hunt for a killer after two men were stabbed yesterday afternoon at the westfield wheaton mall. police have not released the victim's name. it is unclear if they knew their attacker. investigators working on ascription of the suspect. green belt police are investigating 2 suspicious deaths, a man and woman were found dead in a home on springfield drive. identities and cause have not been released. we'll bring you new information as soon as we get it. milder temperatures today and tomorrow. here is veronica johnson. >> wow, today is one of the nicest days in a week. sunshine. it will be a nice at day. wind returns after 5:00.
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52 today, low to mid 60s expected after fog, early part of the day. bigger change this weekend, tracking a wintery mix, mainly freezing rain on saturday. we could have icy roads around the area with temperatures falling back to the 30s on saturdays, 40 degrees on sunday with rain returning late. >> reporter: we still get reports of icy conditions at this hour. we're with the closure on brighten dam road new year new hampshire avenue. mcphone call police say we have a -- prince georges county county police say we have a crash. looking live at the volume delays making your way toward the george washington parkway where we have the earlier collision. all travel reopened, still grid rockefeller getting into the district, some capital beltway at the suitland parkway. >> anchor: you can get more news, weather and traffic on good morning washington on news channel 8. we'll see you back here
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♪ we are family welcome back to "gma," everybody, and we have such a wonderful audience with us this morning. thank you guys for joining us this morning. >> we do. did you notice the twins that we have? we didn't plant them for this next story because we do have -- there they are. i hope people know you're here and you're not skipping work or anything like that. we do have an incredible story, michael. what if one day you woke up and found out you had a twin. two 10-year-old girls got the surprise of a lifetime when they discovered they had a twin sister living across the country. audrey and gracie separated at birth. now, they are about to meet in person for the first time. >> amazing. >> what do you say we take a look at the story first. >> let's take a look. >> reporter: a story of two families, miles apart with the same dream, to adopt
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jennifer and thomas doering of wisconsin, already the parents of three boys. >> just felt like we weren't complete. really would love to have a daughter and finally decided to go through adoption. >> reporter: meanwhile, in washington state, nicole rainsberry and her husband scott also hoping to expand their family. >> i've always thought about adoption. >> after we had our surprise third child, we decided to have a fourth and adoption seemed like a great way to add to our family. >> reporter: both families looking abroad for their future child, even open to taking a child with special needs. their search leading them both to china. in july 2007 the rainsberrys uniting with their daughter gracie who has a heart condition. >> it was pretty overwhelming to find out that, yeah, she was really sick. >> reporter: the doerings meeting their daughter audrey 15 months old in august
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also coincidentally has a heart condition. >> we knew he was small and frail and told us at 15 months she didn't walk yet. >> reporter: they arrived in the u.s. with their new families, gracie rainsberry undergoing two heart surgeries and audrey doering, one. last month, jennifer becomes curious about daughter audrey's past. with the help of a chinese researcher she discovers this photo. it shows audrey on her chinese foster mother's knee with another baby who looks just like her. >> it was unbelievable. i'm like, how -- i mean, this is stuff you read about and how could it really be that there are two of then. as soon as i had that picture i was desperate to find out who that other child was. >> reporter: jennifer with the help of facebook eventually finds nicole rainsberry and little gracie. >> it's the craziest thing in the whole wild world to look at your child exactly. i mean everything was the same, the same hair, the same glasses, the same outfits a
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the moment i knew that they were -- they were the same. >> it was so crazy to be looking at what looked like gracie but knowing that it wasn't gracie. >> right. >> yeah, it's just surreal. i mean it's hard to process that information. >> reporter: now the twin girls coming face-to-face for the first time. >> i don't know how you are where you're watching this but the excitement and the tension, but before we get to the big reveal we'll welcome half 69 twins audrey doering with her parents jennifer and tom. please welcome them. oh, are you all right? are you all right? are you all right? we're going to get to the big -- hey, jennifer, this is all because of you. you wanted to give your daughter a special christmas gift. >> i did. >> tell us about that. >> i was essentially looking for a little history for her for christmas. i found a
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chinese children. we were able to locate that and then from there we were able to find an unseen picture that was given to us and from there that's when we determined that there were two when i opened the picture, two kids. two audreys. there aren't two audreys but there are two of them. >> audrey, for you, did you know you were getting a sister for christmas? >> no. >> and i know, tom, audrey, you have three older brothers. >> yes, i do. >> they're all very protective. how do you think audrey felt when she found out she had a sister. >> oh, i think every girl wants to have a sister so she was happy but i think the initial thing made her nervous, the whole -- overwhelmed is the word she likes to use so took her basically a day to start trying to talk about it more. >> audrey, are you ready? >> yeah. >> you want to do this? >> yeah. >> come on. come over here. and stand right her
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are you ready? i'm going to back away. i don't want to get into this moment. all right, gracie, come on out and meet your sister. [ cheers and applause ] >> hey there. >> come on. >> hi there. you remember talking that first day on the phone? you guys do look alike. all right, guys. you guys are doing good. come on over. >> all sit down over here. >> oh. >> wherever you like. >> here we go. >> i can't tell who is who now. >> i know. >> okay. >> can i just touch
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>> oh. >> you're doing good, gracie. >> so, audrey and gracie, we're so happy -- i don't -- i'm at a loss for words. this is overwhelming for me because i'm a father of twin girls who are 12 years old and how are you two feeling? your first impressions of seeing your sister? >> excited. happy. >> yes. >> it's very overwhelming. >> it truly is and, nicole, how did you feel when you were contacted. >> yeah. >> and that had to be something for the family to digest and determine how to move forward. how did you go about it? >> boy, yeah, it was shocking to say the least. you know, we've been a family for over nine years and to all of a sudden find out that there's this missing piece of her life that is so incredible. it was, yeah, just crazy. >> we've been talking about these
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for you, mom and dads, it's a moment -- >> we have more family. >> it's a family, yeah. >> audrey, we said you had three older brothers. how does it feel to have your sister now? >> i like it. i finally have like -- it felt like there was something missing so it was like -- it's complete. >> it's complete. >> and you all have been so wonderful and sharing this and also with working with dr. nancy segal. she works with twin studies, psychology and has been really working with both families because this is a lot. this is an adjustment and you were okay with them coming on tv and doing it like this. we want to make everybody sure that that was okay but just tell us how this changes the dynamics of both these families. >> well, this is a very important meeting, the twin relationship, the twin bond is a very strong one and so i think it was very important that these girls meet at this particular point in time when they have their whole lives ahead of them and what
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revises family relationships. when you think about it, nicole is gracie's mom, but what is she to audrey and jennifer is audrey's mom and what is she to the other girl? so what are the brothers and sisters mean to each other from the different families? we don't have labels for these relationships. but i think that as the families progress, we will learn how they deal with one another and they will be better able to help other families in these situations. >> and this has been a day full of surprises and also you also did a dna test and what did we find out from the dna test. >> we found from the test that these girls are identical twins with 100% certainty. [ cheers and applause ] >> good work. >> yeah. >> we could tell. >> hey, robin, tom said if they're not then something's wrong. >> did you all decide because you all have been able to facetime. how did you all decide what to wear? i mean you're
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did that just happen or did you all get together and on facetime -- >> we facetimed. >> we facetimed. >> looking good. >> they made a choice and wanted to match in today is all about firsts, right? and surprises so we got a little something for you if i can find it. well, we want -- the first chance as sisters with your families and we want you both to have -- we know you both have a love for music. while you're here in new york city we got a little something for you. we'll send you to the broadway musical "school of rock," all right? at the winter garden theater. >> everybody is going. >> but then if you're going to do that you're hungry so you need a little food so planet hollywood is going to feed everybody, the families are going to go there, planet hollywood is going to take care of that. [ applause ] >> and you guys, you guys have talked about how you guys live far apart and you want to make sure that they can spend time together and i know there's been
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such. is that true? >> yes. >> okay, we thought we'd help out with that too. >> our friends at expedia.com gave us some tickets that you two can see each other and continue your bond as sisters. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> nice. >> you guys can travel. >> yes. >> all right. >> i tell you, this is amazing. >> so just wrap it up for us right now. what is in your heart right now, gracie and audrey? >> love. >> love. love and family. >> yeah. >> you guys are so incredibly blessed and so thank you for sharing this story with us. it means so much and dr. segal, thank you, as well. this wonderful family, everybody, this one, big -- you saw it. [ applause ] >> coming up, andrew garfield is here live.
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the tears. >> i know. there are a lot of people reapplying their makeup right now before they go to work. back now with an exciting announcement. ginger, i know you've got -- you are a hands-on person and renovations and your hubby, ben, that's a different story. >> not so much. >> but you guys have a new show. >> yes, the new show coming out this summer. so june 2017 on the diy network. you get to
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at things and me try to teach him and go along for the ride. it is everyone who has done this knows there are a lot of things that can go wrong and a lot of things that go right. you get to see the joys and nasty stuff along with it. >> the "gma" girls, we're going to see it for our selves on friday. >> that's right. you're helping me paint. i'm putting you to work, robin. >> yeah. >> amy. >> that's right. >> all the girls. it's called a paint party. free labor.- back to cold this weekend - wintry weather likely saturday (mix of snow, sleet, freezing rain, & rain) - first look at inauguration weather (mid 50s & dry) today: partly sunny. rain possible after 4pm. highs: 49-54 winds: s 5 mph tonight: showers taper off by 9pm. mostly cloudy. patchy, de all that weather brought to you by state farm. michael, i'll bring a paintbrush for you. >> i have to go to california for work. i'm sorry. you know who is here right now, andrew garfield. yes. he is fresh off the golden globes and he
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"silence," the movie that was 28 years in the making playing a portuguese missionary and in this clip they're talking about parishioners. let's take a look. >> they have us, we comfort them. >> how much longer can we do that? >> we asked for this mission, francisco. we prayed for this in the exercises. god heard us then. >> and he hears us now. >> all right. welcome, andrew garfield, man. >> thank you for having me. >> thanks for being here. thank you, always love seeing you. before we get to "silence" there's a congratulations in order. you were nominated for a bafta which is the british oscars basically for "hacksaw ridge" so congratulations are in order for that. >> thank you. >> and you just were at the golden globes as well and there was a kiss that happened when ryan gosling was walking up for -- you were nominated as well and w
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a kiss from ryan reynoldss. explain. >> it was actually ryan reynolds that was up in the same category with ryan. i was in a different category. and i said to ryan reynolds, i said, if you win, i think we should -- i think we should kiss before you go up there and he was very kind of keen on the idea. as i knew he would be and then when he didn't win i was disappointed for him but mostly disappointed that our plan couldn't come to fruition then i said we could -- whether you win or lose, we could still just enjoy the moment. >> make it happen. >> and it was just my way of showing my appreciation for him and, you know, saying you're enough no matter whether you win or lose. >> oh, you know, you're a good man and i love his wife's reaction sitting right next. >> she loved it. i think it was nice for blake to have a break from his mouth. >> and your film "silence" you literally dove into this role. you went on a seven-day silent
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what was that like? >> that was a part of the preparation, yeah. it was a year of preparation for this film that i gave myself, you know, because as you said marty scorsese wanted to make this film for 28 years and a part of that was a seven-day retreat i did with adam, adam driver who plays the other priest in the film and, yeah, it was an incredible thing to switch off all technology and to just be with yourself which is kind of a rare occurrence for us in our culture right now so it was a beautiful, beautiful thing. >> something that can be scary too. you can find out something about yourself you never know. >> oh, plenty, plenty. a lot. >> but i have one question too, also when it was over and you and adam are in the car and like seven days of size was over what was the first things you said. >> it was the craze severity conversation i've ever had. i don't know what happened. it was as if i don't know we had been in this deeply pure contemplative state for seven days and i think because of that, all of this filth decided to come out of our
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it was the bluest conversation i think i've ever had with anyone and just tears of laughter and giggling and just kind -- i can't remember what it was but it was pretty dark and awful stuff we were saying to each other. >> i tell you what, i saw the film and this is a very -- it was a tough shoot but you lost 40 pounds. wow, he looks thin -- >> i don't even weigh 40 pounds. you know, i mean it was a part of the -- it was a part of the job. these mission airs were so devoted to their cause and, you know, there wasn't a lot of food going around in the 1600s in japan especially around -- with the farmers that these men were hanging around with so it was just to uphold the reality of the situation we were depicting. >> we're glad you're dedicated to your craft as well. congratulations on the bafta nomination, my friend. good luck on that and "silence" is in theaters now. make sure you go check it out. coming up, yoga with your pet. how to keep both of you healthy.
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♪ i'm seeing animals run across the set. so, we're back now with "be a vet for your pet" and we're here with veterinarian dr. jeff werber a spokesperson for iams. thanks for coming back. 50% of pets are actually overweight. >> absolutely. which is a lot of problem so iams promos a healthy diet and exercise program are keys to keeping that pet healthy. >> not just watching what they eat but also getting them to move and we have reena and sara from our audience who love bonding with their pets and show us a human exercise that incorporates your pooch. >> it's kind of like yoga and first we have the warrior pose and the idea here is just bonding with your pet. great exercise for you and then we have the fan pose and the idea, keep the pet facing you. >> shouldn't they be doing downwa
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you and the bonding we need to get -- we need to get those pets exercising and get the heart rate going. >> they're not moving much. so what do we have over here. >> this is something you can do indoors great for the cold weather and you can build your own agility course so here we're training a puppy, he's getting a treat because dogs don't work for free and there we go. look how perfect that is. >> getting them to move. what about going outside and throwing the old ball. >> that's great but in cold weather people are looking for excuses not to go outside. here's something to do in-house. >> get creative. we aren't only about the dogs but the cats too. furry friends. >> i need this baby. >> getting cats to exercise is a real challenge. you are to be creative. it's very simple. here is one thing they love. the feather on a stick. cats love to chase things. >> i love it too. >> and if you don't like that you can have a little mouse. this is a snackie mouse. basically what it is, the treats
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here. as they're chasing this thing, treats fall out and the cats -- this is fantastic. >> this is cloud. how gorgeous is cloud? >> all of these guys are adoptable. they can all be adopted through the aspca center right here in new york city. some great dogs and cats. we'd love for you to have them. think about getting your guy moving. it's really important. >> my cats love the laser light. here with the tower, running and jumping. >> get your vets moving and we'll be right back. "gma's" "be a vet for your pet" is brought to you by iams
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all right. george. i know. he's tempted. he's tempted and a "gma" rewind. let's see that moment gracie and audrey got to meet each other in person for the first time. that is a moment. have a great day, everybody. >> anchor: good morning, washington. i'm melanie hastings. here is a check of your stop stories. police are on the hunt for a killer after 2 men
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to death yesterday amp at the westfield wheaton mall. police have not released the victim's names. it's unclear if they knew their attacker. investigators are working on a description of the suspect. in the trump transition, 2 new confirmation hearings. the senate foreign relations committee will consider rex tillerson for secretary of state, starting at 9:00 a.m. at 10:15, the transportation committee will hear testimony from transportation secretary nominee elaine chao. keep the umbrella handy for later. here is veronica johnson. >> wow, today is one of the nicest days in a week. low 50s, sunshine. it will be a nice at day. wind returns after 5:00. 52 today, low to mid 60s expected after fog, early part of the day. bigger change this weekend, tracking a wintery mix, mainly freezing rain on saturday. we could have icy roads around the area with temperatures falling back to the 30s on saturdays, 40 degrees on sunday with rain returning late.
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>> reporter: we've got quite a few incidences we're trying to clear up right now headed into the district. you have delays on dc29a earlier medical emergency had leans closed in both directions here at eastern avenue. however, it looks like we just got residual delays headed toward the 11th street bridge. headed into georgetown, volume delays for you. and a live look at 395 and the george washington parkway, on the brakes to and across the 14th street bridge. that's the latest from traffic watch. that wraps up good morning washington. and you can get more news, weather and traffic on good morning washington on news channel 8.
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