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before the next big contest. severe storms pounding the west coast right no mudslides and flood risks. we're tracking it all. and thrashing violtly. a big cat caught in a trap the good monday morning. we begin with new tributes this morning to nancy reagan. a woman who leaves behind a remarkable legacy of good. >> nancy reagan wasight there with president ronald reagan loyally and somewha and sometimes controversially throughout his mritd call career in her honor the flags over the u.s. capitol have been lower to half-staff we begin wh brandi hitt live at the reagan library in front of the plane once used by the reagans so many times. >> good morning.
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to pour in for nancy reagan's family. here at the presidential library, mourners are paying respects to a woman who paid a pivotal role in her husband's career. theirs was a love story spanning more than 50 years. from hollywood all of the way to the white house, nancy reagan never left ronald reagan's side. the former first lady died at her home sunday morning. outside the ronald reagan presidential library, families are leaving flowers. as reaction pours in from across the nation. the president and michelle obama tweeting this photo, saying, our if former first lady redefined the role in her time here. >> she was one of the greatest first ladies.
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famously launched the just say no drug. >> what should do when someone offers you drugs? >> just say no. >> reporter: sheas once her husband's most trusted adviser. two years after ronald reagan revealed he had alzheimer's she spoke at the 1996 republican convention. >> each day brings another reminder of this long good-bye. >> reporter: seen her hugging the casket once last time. flags have been lowered to half-staff in her honor. a large funeral service is now being planned here for nancy reagan. former presidents and other heads of staff will be invited. she'll be laid to rest right next to her husband here. >> ronald reagan, brandi, passed
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mrs. reagan remain politically tive even after his death. >> she did, kendis. especially with stem cell research. she broke away from the party. she believed that it held hope and science for cure. so no other family would have to deal with alzheimer's. the last ten years of ronald reagan's life, sometimesasn't very pleasant because he was slowly losing his memory. she doesn't want any other family members to suffer that same pain. >> she believed in him and in that cause. brandi, thankou so much. >> as brandi mentioned in her story, their marriage was a loving partnership. >> barbara waters spoke to nancy and ronald flum rous times.
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they talked about the secret to a successful marriage. >> one of you thought that it had to be everything had to be your way. or 50/50. it's n always 50/50. >> what is it? >> sometimes it's 90/10 and you have to be willing to give the 90. or he has to be willing to give the 90. but it's something that you want to do. >> clark gable had a line once, i thought was very eloquent. there's nothing more wonderful for a man than to his approach his own doorstep knowing that someone on the other side of the door is listening for the sound of his footsteps. >> politics played a huge role in their relationship. she gave him key advice on staffing and strategy.
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> all of the presidents have offered their condolences. overnight tensions flaired once again as democrats went head to head in flint, michigan. >> hillary clinton with a commanding lead over bernie sanders. they clashed on a string of issues. we get the latest now from abc's lana zak in washington. >> reporter: good morning, coming off this weekend's election results where bernie sanders won more states but hillary clinton won more delegates. each was eager to have their megs saj stand out. hillary clinton drew a clear distinction between the two democrats. >> i voted to save the auto industry. he voted against the money that ended up saving the auto industry. >> if you're talking about the wall street bailout, where some
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>> excuse me, i'm talking. >> reporter: clinton holds a 17-point lead in michigan. the water of flint has been poisoned with led. for his role in that crisis, both sanders and clinton called for the resignation of the republican governor. >> his dereliction of duty was irresponsible. he should resigned. >> the two united in reproaching the ramires. >> compare the substance of this debate with what you saw on the republican stage -- >> we are if elected president going to invest a lot of money into mental health. >> reporter: they disagreed on the effectses of the first clinton presidency. >> i was on a picket line in the early 1990s against that. >> at the end of the 1990s, after two terms of my husband's presidency, the unemployment
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let's talk about 23 million jobs, incomes went up for everybody. >> michigan is really the prize tomorrow with 147 democratic delegates at stake. that's nearly as many as o the last four states combined. >> all right, so it's a big day ahead for them. lana zak reporting live for us this morning. now the republicans and donald trump still soaring in the polls despite a blistering assault by the gop establishment. trump is ahead 41%. rubio o ailing at 13%. trump and cruz each wonwo states over the weekend. >> look at this, marco rubio picked up a win in pureerto rico along with two dozen delegates. he's vowing to beat donald trump in his home state of florida next week. but trump is calling on rubio to drop out. the west coast is bracing
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i pulled the parachute. >> they both managed to walk away from the crash. next to a frightening look at a rescue of a cougar in the pine valley mountains in utah. this intense video shows the wildlife worker attempting to figure out how to release the enraged animal from the trap without getting hurt themselves. they came close a couple of times. eventually he was set free with only minor bleegd on his front paw. look at that video, he's expected to be fine, i should say say. >> good to know it all worked out in the end. how about sports now. big announcement in sports right now. >> all the details from our man at espn. >> some information on peyton manning's retirement news conference. but first, what an upset it was in the nba yesterday. on abc television.
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steph curry, this is an easy one. a gimme hopefully besting the bulls for best record in nba history. my goodness, curry made his first three of the game then missed the next eight. the warrior combined to go 4 for 330 behind thehe arc. meanwhile, the lakers stunned the warriors, 112-9-9 an end of an era in the national football league. entered the league in 1998 as the first pick in the draft with the co@ts he'll go out with a super bowl championship. he'll announce his retirerent. watch the live ceremony at 1:00 eastern time on espn. also streaming live on the watch espn and the espn app. peyton manning announcing his retirement, as he rides off into
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and down the westt coast. today's weather up to 2 inches of rain is expected around l.a. and san diego. up to 2 feet of snow in the mountains. you're looking at another foot of snow for parts of rockies, hail, flooding down in texas. finally this morning, as the tributes to nancy reagan stream in, some details about what made nancy reagan such a beloved figure. >> it happened dururg her husband's first term, we get the latest from wabc. >> no doubt she was her husband's greatest defender nancy reagan always perfectly coiffed. always ronald reagan's biggest fan. she had her own mission -- her just say no to drugs campaign. >> i didn't know that was the whole answer, obviously, but it did serve a purpose. >> reporter: and she could be
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in 1983, they were in seoul, south korea,he suddenly insisted of being two of the youngsters back with her on air force one so they receive life-saving open heart surgery in new york. >> how absolutely gracious she was in and just the epitome of a first lady. >> reporter: she came back a month later to exchange christmas gifts. >> i love you. just wonderful. i'm so happy. thanksgiving and christmas all roed into one. >> reporter: some points of trivia, she was born no new york city as anne francis robins. after their eight years the white house it was not an easy retirement for the glamorous hollywood couple. the president would be diagnosed with alzheimer's and she would become his fiercest nurse.e. guarding his legacy, supporting
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years. they were a couple united in loyalty and love and now, in death. there's never enough done about the impacts b the first lady. >> reporter: huge impact on those two south koreann kids who actually giving back in a similar way nowadays. >> that's right now at 4:30, a baby found safe and sound more than 1,000 miles away from home. see the critical clue discovered nearr the u.s.-mexexo border. police on the hunt for three shooters after a 17-year-old was shot several timesp. bernie sanders and
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to head. good morning, south florida. i'm eric yutzy. >> i'm jacey birch. welcome to your monday.y. hope everybody had a great weekend. the weather was perfect. who do we thank for that, julie? obviously. >> get ready to go outside. it's going to be beautiful. >> theeather did cooperate with all the events. it was a bit breezy. the breeze maibd it so comfortable. our temperatures are above average by three degrees but i i doesn't feel like it. it's really nice. we have ray mild start as temperatures are in the 60s. they are going to need their sunglasses again today. a little more cloud cover is expected today unlike yesterday with that breeze moving off the ocean but we're not expecting precipitation to fall off of those clouds. highs will be in the upper 70s. currently we have the upper 60s ft. lauderdale, miami and key west. rk and early out there, the winds moving off the ocean between seven and 14 miles per hour.


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