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good morning, america. spring snowstorm. as much as half a foot in the east. schools closed in boston. severe weather causing this massive waterspout. abc news exclusive. david muir goes one-on-one with president obama. his historymaking trip to cuba this morning. the first u.s. president on the island in nearly 09 years. >> change is going to happen and i think raul castro understands that. >> preparing for a meeting with the cuban leader. donald trump announces he'll beef up security at more violent incidents at his rallies over the weekend. one supporter slugging a protester, stomping him on the ground. now trump turning blame on the
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so-called agitators. the tennis tournament ceo taking aim at female athletes. saying they owe it all to the men. >> they ride on the coattails of the men. they don't make any decisions, and they are lucky. very, very lucky. >> now, serena williams slamming back. and good morning, america. welcome to spring. welcome back to sam champion. >> i'm representing spring. i'm sam. i realize spring has a lot to apologize for. day of history in cuba. president obama is there right now. he'll meet with cuban leader raul castro today. downpour last night. look at that low-landing for air force one. people gathering on the streets of havana seeing the president land. >> president obama sending this tweet as soon as he landed -- translated, that means, what's up, cuba?
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he's looking for forward to meeting and hearing directly from the cuban leader. >> we'll begin with that nasty spring storm. more than a dozen states facing freezing temperatures. as far south as florida. snow is falling from new jersey to maine. rob marciano is in boston where many are facing a messy commute. >> reporter: good morning, george. welcome to spring. how about this? after a relatively mild winter, the first day of spring has a snowstorm covering boston. this is mass turnpike just outside of the city where traffic is moving slow. they got nearly 3,000 crews battling this snowstorm with salt and plows. we got several inches on the grassy surfaces. schools are closed for an extended weekend. this is pretty sticky snow. the problem with this, it's a wet snow, it will lay down some of the tree limbs and we could see some power outages because of it.
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very difficult start to the week and red sox, by the way, their home opener just three weeks away. it certainly doesn't feel like spring here in eastern mass. >> rob, thanks very much. sam is tracking the latest on the storm. >> hey, good news, it's almost over for everybody. by 10:00, 11:00 in the morning, all that snow moves out. it clipped the east coast. let's show you the winter storm watches and warnings are out. let's show you where the snow goes first. out by the cape and moving toward the coast of maine. this thing is gone by lunchtime. where you have snow right now, even boston, where the snow is a little heavier, temperatures by 40 means snow is gone. mobile, deep south like pensacola and orlando, we got some cold temperatures not just today and tomorrow morning. remember, frosty morning in a lot of the south this morning.
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>> all right, sam. >> he made a quick dash out there. the other big headline. president obama making history, becoming the first u.s. president in nearly 90 years to step foot on cuban soil. he'll meet with raul castro later this morning as the country faces protests over human rights. dozens arrested just hours before president obama landed on sunday and he spoke exclusively with "world news tonight" anchor david muir. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, robin. history made here in cuba. not just calvin coolidge has a u.s. president visited cuba. but this visit doesn't come without controversy. a year ago, i asked the president if he would be visiting cuba, he said let's wait and see. shortly after landing here, he explained why the time is right. the president, first lady and their daughters coming off air force one in cuba.
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short time after touching down, our interview with the president. mr. president. >> good to see you. how about that if. >> reporter: how about that? you know, as you're well aware as we spoke last time, i asked you if you would be visiting cuba before the end of the presidency, you said, let's see how things evolved. why now. >> our attention has been to get the ball rolling knowing that change wasn't going to happen overnight. but what we have seen is the reopening of the embassy and although, we still have significant differences around human rights and individual liberties inside of cuba, we felt that coming now would maximize our ability to prompt more change. >> reporter: but you often said when you visit countries around the world, they put a fresh
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paint up and what are you looking for proof that there's been progress. >> there's no doubt that the cuban government is still a one-party state that's exerting control and that's stifling dissent. >> reporter: the president argues that he's already seen cuban entrepreneurs blossom. american businesses say, if we don't lift this embargo, other countries are going to get in there and get the deals. >> there's no doubt that we still have some work to do. part of that is bringing the end of embargo. >> does it happen during your presidency? >> it doesn't happen between now and then. >> reporter: when you look out across havana, you see the young people gather on the street corners to borrow the wi-fi. fewer than 5% of the homes here have access to the internet. >> that's why these changes will be significant. one thing we'll be announcing
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that google has a deal to set up more wi-fi. >> reporter: how quickly does that change a country? >> well, you know, change is going to happen here and i think that raul castro understands that. >> the president telling us change is going to happen here and he'll be visiting with president raul castro a little later today in a private meeting. he says he'll be very open with him about his critique of human rights, saying it needs to get better and the freedoms of ordinary cubans. >> you referred to the meeting with raul castro later today. he did not greet the cuban president. did not greet president obama at the airport and many critics are making note of that, david. >> making headlines around the world, in fact, robin, not waiting there on the tarmac. lot of people point to raul castro as a leader trying to keep a firm grip on this island
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nation here. lot of people say they still believe in raul castro while inviting president obama and the first family with open arms. it's a delicate dance and we'll hear what happens inside that meeting room. >> delicate, indeed. more of your exclusive in the next hour and more on "world news tonight." george, you'll be anchoring special coverage later this morning. >> around 11:00 the race for the white house now president another weekend of protests at rallies for donald trump. i pressed donald trump to condemnen the protests. all of this major policy speeches among the top candidates in washington today. abc's tom llamas here with the latest. >> reporter: donald trump and the other gop candidates head to d.c. today to address apac, the powerful lobbying organization for israel. he tries to improve relations with gop powerbrokers. this morning, donald trump's
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campaign changing the way they handle scenes like this. violent outbursts at campaign rallies. over the weekend, in tucson, a protester punched and stomped as he was led out by security. >> this was an african-american man and family that were there to listen to hear me speak. >> reporter: trump telling george on "this week" the protesters are not innocent lambs. >> at what point do the people blame the protests -- so you're blaming the protesters not the person that actually kicked the proster. >> no, i'm saying these are professional agitators. >> reporter: the campaign manager trump's top aid. >> he wanted to take down those
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powerful profanity-laced signs. >> reporter: this is the second time that his campaign manager has been caught. they'll be dedicating additional security resources to larger events in the future to prevent staff from having to intervene. ♪ ♪ donald, stand by me >> reporter: overnight, trump hosting palm beach republicans at his mar-a-lago mansion. ted cruz and john kasich showing no signs of giving up. trump fighting another war, this time against fox news' megyn kelly. calling her overrated, crazy and sick. fox news firing back, defending kelly, saying trump's extreme sick obsession with her is beneath the dignity of a presidential candidate. both trump and senator cruz addressed the president's trip
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to cuba. trump said that poim's trip was amateur hour because raul castro didn't greet him at the airport. let's talk with matt dowd. let's talk about some votes tomorrow. arizona and utah. the big votes for republicans. trump favored in arizona. utah becoming must-win for ted cruz. >> cruz wants 50%. if he gets more than 50% he wins all the delegates. it's like a high-stakes risk board, where they're moving armies around and having alliances in some places and fighting each other in other places. i think john kasich and donald trump's strategy in utah is to keep ted cruz under 50% so he can't get all the delegates. that's the dynamic going on in this race right now. >> a dynamic going inside the republican party, about 100-day
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plan by anti-trump age day or thes who want to stop him from getting the delegates he needs before the convention, but time is running short. >> well, i think, george, we have seen over the course of this last year the republican party, republican establishment has had various plans in the course of this of how to stop donald trump in this. right now, donald trump looks to be, if things perceive, has the odds on to win the delegates. you're right, time is unaring out for the republican party in this. tomorrow night is a good indication of what's going to happen in this race. but they'll have a hard time stopping him before the convention. >> wisconsin will become a must-win for the anti-trump forces if they're going to have any hope. >> absolutely. now to chilly new information about the paris terror attack suspect. officials say there may have been new attacks in the work and
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he had the people and the weapons to do it. abc's alex marquardt is in brussels with the latest. >> reporter: this morning, belgian authorities are worried about the arrest of salah abdeslam can activate other terrorist cells. they believe he was planning more attacks with the help of a support network that's bigger than they originally thought. this morning, new video of the dramatic raid that captured abdeslam. heavily armed s.w.a.t. teams slowly approaching a house in molenbeek suddenly as a man sprints out and tries to flee but the is taken down. now, salah abdeslam is being pressed by belgian interrogators to reveal more. he was ready to restart something in brussels, belgium's foreign minister said after a large of cache of weapons was
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fond in a raid last tuesday. and new evidence of a new broad support network. >> the opportunity to interrogate abdeslam. to find out more about his ties to isis. >> reporter: abdeslam is frightened and weak. his lawyer has insisted to a belgian newspaper. already, abdeslam has revealed he wasn't meant to be the only surviving terrorist of the november attacks. he was supposed to be among the team of suicide bombers that he drove to the germany/france game. but he backed out. ditching his suicide vest and calling accomplices to come pick him up and take to belgium. belgian authorities tell us this morning the arrest could trigger a new attack or make the terrorist goes to ground. the alert in belgium hasn't been raised yet. but european officials say the likelihood of new attacks is very high. >> something to keep in mind. alex, thank you. now to amy with the other
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headlines. breaking news out of north korea. >> knnorth korea fired off five missiles overnight, all landing in sea. as u.s. and south korea hold their largest joint exercise. the pentagon is sending several hundred marines to iraq in the battle against isis. they're headed to a base that came under attack by isis over the weekend. killing a marine from southern california. experts from the u.s. are helping russia as it investigates this weekend's horrific plane crash, all 62 abroad the flight were killed when it nose-dived into the ground at an airport during strong winds. overnight, russian investigators saying they're having trouble reading the data from those damaged black bocks. this is 20,000 pounds of illegal fireworks going off up
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in smoke. after the atf ordered they all destroyed. to another first family have welcomed another member. the president and the first family had a lot to chirp about. the first hatching on friday. they'll likely be named by public vote. right now, their names are dc2 and dc 3. lot of people want malia and sasha. that makes sense. we'll move on to some outage in the tennis worked. after the bnp paribas open ceo said that the men carry the sport. >> reporter: it's one of the most popular tennis tournaments in the world. but this morning, raymond moore the man in charge of the bnp paribas open in indian wells,
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california, is causing uproar. >> you know, if in my next life i want to be somebody in the wta because they ride on the coat tails of the men. they don't make any decisions. they're lucky. if i was a lady player, i would go every night on my knees and thank god that roger federer and rafa nadal were born. >> serena williams who won the event twice responded immediately. >> getting on your knees which is offensive enough. we as women have come a long way. and we shouldn't have to drop to our knees at any point. i feel like, you know that is such a disservice to her and everything about a female athlete. >> raymond moore has issued an apology for his comments saying they were in extremely poor
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taste. unlikely any of the female players will forget these comments. >> does he know at the u.s. open this past year, the women's single final sold out before the men's? >> he knows now. unbelievable. thank you, linsey. back to sam. >> spring has a doctor's note. a little late on the eastern seaboard. fully on the west, we already got that air. it takes time to move across. give us two days and this milder air gets to the eastern seaboard. d.c. 73 by
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>> reporter: good morning everyone, david murphy here with an update from accuweather we've got rain off the coast. of course, it was wet snow and some of you have that on grassy surfaces east of philadelphia. as we take a look outside, though, we are looking at clouds breaking up and giving way to sunshine as we go through the morning. it's overcast at the airport for now. temperatures in the 30s. this afternoon we're going for a high of 50. breezy and bright most of the day wft sun surging -- with the sun surging back. upper 60s wednesday, low 70s by thursday. quick-thinking decision that saved he and his girlfriend.
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edwards, 7:24 monday, march 21, let's head over to karen rogers to take a look at traffic you're starting with i-95 which was busy this morning. >> reporter: we spotted a disabled vehicle on i-95 northbound at academy, a new shot of the ramp shows no evidence of snow.
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looking better right now, no problems. we have an accident over here involving an overturned vehicle still out here on 113 at lionville station road affecting traffic in both directions. a car fire in montgomery county huntington pike at montgomery avenue. so crews are on the scene with that. we have an accident in king of prussia it's been out here a little while on gulph road at bill smith boulevard. you see a slow go on 422 from oaks to 202. new jersey, 42 northbound traffic at creek road the snow was the last to leave south jersey, looking clear, no sign of any snow, maybe on the grass or the side of the road. not affecting traffic it's just damp. we'll take a short break and come back to accuweather. th. start where you'll find advanced technology, precision treatment options and truly
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>> reporter: wet snow from overnight is gone, sun is ready to clear the bank of clouds we have over by the coast. 35 degrees in philadelphia. some spots below the freezing mark, but most of the roads in the process of drying out right now. this afternoon it gets better we get sunshine high of 50 degrees, it will be breezy. 56 tomorrow. 68 wednesday and all the way up to 71 on thursday, so, tam, things are getting better over the next several days. good to know, thank you david. that's it for right now, we
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welcome back to "good morning america." you're looking live at boston, many facing a snowy commute this morning. schools are closed there right now. more than a dozen states under a freeze warning as far south as florida. also right now, president obama making history in cuba, becoming the first sitting u.s. president to set foot in that country in nearly 90 years and preparing for a meeting with cuban leader raul castro later today. and david muir will have an interview about that. big birthday for twitter. the social media giant turning 10 years old. this is first tweet that came from the ceo jack dorsey. just setting up my -- maybe the spelling -- he had to take that one down. speaking of twitter, check out this young woman getting a lot of attention online.
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oh, so sad. she's feeling that march sadness after her team, university of kentucky team, lost. more on tournament coming up. first in this half-hour, george, hulk hogan celebrating a big win this morning after a jury awarded the wrestling star more than $115 million in his legal fight with gawker. round two starts today. abc's linz jie janice is still there in st. petersburg for us this morning. good morning, linzie. >> reporter: good morning, r robin. the jury giving hulk hogan that $115 million. also electing to literally punish gawker with punitive damages on top of that. we're back here at court today to decide on a number. how are you feeling? this morning, an enormous victory for hulk hogan and his invasion of privacy battle against gawker. a jury deliberating for just six
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hours before awarding him $115 million. once the verdict was read, hulk hogan bursting into tears and hugging his legal team. earlier in the trial, hogan telling the jury the tape that showed him having sex in 2007 with then-wife of his best friend at the time, bubba clem, turned his world upside-down. >> completely humiliating. >> reporter: in closing argue pts his lawyer portraying gawker's owner -- >> privacy invasion has a positive effect on society. who thinks like that. >> reporter: but gawker says hogan made his sex life news. giving them first amendment protection. >> giving the key evidence and the most important witness in
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this case were withheld from the jury, we all knew that this -- the appeals court would need to resolve this case. >> reporter: denton is referring to bubba clem the judge would n not let him testify because of his pleaing the fifth. gawker wants all of that considered in his appeal. robin. >> all right, linzie. thank you very much. joining us on what's next, dan abrams. lot of people talking about this. what do you make of the verdict? >> it's crazy verdict. no matter how much you hate gawker and you side with hulk hogan, $115 million verdict before the punitive damages, meaning before the point where they're supposed to be punishing gawker makes no sense. the idea that they're giving economic damages in this case to hulk hogan, $55 million that he
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supposedly suffered economically as a result of this makes no sense. so, i think they've got a very good chance of getting this reduced significantly on appeal. >> gawker has a good case for the appeal. >> yes. lot of people saying, no, problem, they'll go to the appellate court and they're going to throw this out. i'm not so sure. if i'm gawker i'm still incredibly nervous and concerned. yes, i'm confident that an appellate court will reduce the amount of this verdict. $115 million to $40 million. gawker is still in big trouble. the phase we're about to see the next day or so,s where they'll punish them. >> that phase is? >> the punitive damages. it's time for us to punish gawker with money. it seems pretty clear they have
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punished gawker with a lot of money. >> lot of people are saying, hey, this is great news if you're worried about these tabloids being able to say anything about you and you're saying, maybe not -- so fast. >> i think this is going to have a big impact on anyone trying to publish a sex tape. that's going to be the impact it's going to happen. >> people are wanting to watch -- >> lot of people are celebrating. the number doesn't make any sense. >> gotcha. >> it was eye-opening. thanks very much a survival story now about two teens on spring break lucky to be alive after their engine in their plane gave out and they crash landed. abc's kendis gibson has the story. >> several occupants and it looks like they're getting out of the plane but injured. >> reporter: this morning, two high school students recounting their spring break nightmare. >> the first thing i thought
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about was my parents. >> reporter: certified pilot 17-year-old christian dahl and his girlfriend saved up money to rent the small act for a few days of fun in nashville. it was all smooth sailing until the last leg of the flight. >> it just started sputtering and it out matly failed. >> i was just looking at him and just trusting he knew what to do. i parade to god we were going to happen. >> reporter: in an instant his emergency training kicked in. crash-landing on the 14th hole of a golf course. >> he did his job and that's how we're kind of alive this morning. >> reporter: residents who witnessed the rough landing rushed to their aid. the teens rushed to the hospital with cuts and bruises. they're expected to be okay.
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>> he landed right there if the middle, where no one was around. >> reporter: the faa is still investigating what went wrong. for "good morning america," kendis gibson, abc news, new york. >> my goodness. he did a great job. >> he did. coming up another mid-air scare. a passenger says her iphone burst into flames 30,000 feet in the air. how you can protect your precious pictures. come on back. i know. it's awesome. >>boo-yah. blow it up. bush's baked beans. slow cooked according to our secret family recipe with a hint of sweetness. they're the vegetable kids love. they're totally eating their vegetables. boo-yah. >>blow it up. whaaat? bush's baked beans. the veggie kids love. try our newest flavor, asian bbq. available for a limited time only.
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back now at 7:41 with that id-air scare and an investigation that's under way after a passenger says her iphone bursts into flames on a flight to hawaii. these photos showing the damage. abc's gio benitez is here with all the details. good morning, gio. >> reporter: listen, this is rare but it does happen and boy is it scary.
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thankfully this time no one was hurt. but this morning, a warning for all of us. >> i thought the plane was going to up in flames. >> reporter: this morning, these images of anna crail's charred iphone showing the aftermath of a mid-air scare. on her way to honolulu said he was watching a movie on her apple iphone 6. >> they were like, oh, my gosh, they didn't know what to expect, either. >> reporter: the fire quickly extinguished. this morning the faa is investigating how it happened. the likely culprit the lithium-ion battery powering her phone. cautioning airlines about explosions like this when batteries shift in cargo self-ignite. while they're rare they do happen. tony olson telling abc news, while the batteries in our
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phones aren't likely to come bust, when they do it can be cats strofic. >> the problem with lithium ion can happen almost at any point. it can happen when it's fully charged and plugged in. >> reporter: experts say avoid dangerously overheating your phone's battery. close the apps and tabs not in use. if you drop your phone get it inspected immediately. for this spring breaker, a cat strophe avoided. >> one other tip, put your phone in airplane mode. that's going to turn off cellular connections. your battery can overheat if it's constantly searching for that signal. as for that airplane fire, if
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>> rises up the shot and it's good! >> reporter: as ninth seed wisconsin upsets second-seeded xavier with three-point at the buzzer. the look on one superfan says it all. >> deadly silent. sicinderella story out of nowhe. >> reporter: stephen f. austin, their season ended after this last-second tip-in by notre dame. but in this tournament, you can even madness in the band section. the dance-off between unc and providence band members garnered as much excitement as the action on the court. and remember the girl who took home the title of last year's most disappointed fan. the villanova band member dubbed piccolo the girl. this year, it saxophone player captured sobbing after kentucky's loss to indiana
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saturday night. dubbed march sadness girl. >> just to see the team and they got so upset, i took that in and it took in that it was my last game i couldn't hold the emotions in. >> on bill murray, his son is assistant coach. we had it all in the hallway this morning, sam. he doesn't get it, everybody's mad. >> i'm like, the. j., what's the headline why is everybody so angry about march? >> i totally didn't understand it. >> the motion. we were yelling at each other this the hallway. >> thank you, t.j. all right coming up in our next hour, kate middleton opening up with her little ones and their relationship with the queen. trugreen presents the yardley's.
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good morning, i'm tamala edwards, 7:56, monday, march 21, let's head over to karen rogers she's got our eyes trained on something, good morning. >> reporter: yeah, tam you can see this accident the vehicle smashed into the guard wul right here. this is -- guard wall, right here. this is woodhaven road. there's a fuel spill, as well. you can see how the roads are dry right here, but nonetheless a handful of accidents. we have one on route 70 cherry hill springdale road. we're seeing a 5 to 10 minute delay on 70 westbound. 42 a car fire happening southbound at route 55 as we look live in our cameras it's northbound we see the extra heavy volume, 27 minute ride from the atlantic city to the walt whitman bridge. as you travel southbound you'll run into that car fire, tam. let's head out to sky6 live
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hd out over center city. it's bright and blue, david, that wasn't the case this morning, but good times ahead. >> reporter: sunshine taking over the majority of the day. we're still cool, 4 degrees in philadelphia. below freezing in the suburbs. the snow is gone, this afternoon it will be bright and breezy, 50. tomorrow, 56. all the way up to 68 on wednesday. warmer on thursday, clouds and sun, high of 71. morning showers on good friday 64, the afternoon high, looks like easter sunday is dry at this point and in the 60s. investigators are trying to determine if the wet weather played a role in the deadly crash overnight. one person was killed and five people were injured. four vehicles were involved in the crash i-95 was closed for several during the investigation.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. an abc news exclusive. david muir one-on-one with president obama, the first american president in cuba in almost 90 years. we're live from cuba this morning. also this morning -- scary celebrity hacks. adele's extremely personal photos stolen from her fia in, ce's e-mail. how you can keep your private e-mails safe this morning. from all about that bass to all about this dance. meghann trainor will get you dancing across the room. her brand-new look and music this morning. ♪ and back in the ballroom and ready to tango.
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we're exclusively behind the scenes with the all-star cast of "dancing with the stars" as they get ready for the biggest night of the ballroom and inside the final rehearsals as we say -- good morning, america. we definitely do say good morning, america. time to spring it on. we're putting a spring in your step. all week long. look at that. working off those winter blues. megafitness event coming up. >> springing of spring, we have our own astro turf here. flowers for a fresh start to your spring. also, on this spring morning, we have an inspiring weight loss story from social media shrinking star, she shares it all online the apps and the tools she's using to stay on track. also sharing with you, the
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reason we have our good friend sam champion is here is because -- ginger zee as you know, she's getting ready for her big debut tonight on "dancing with the stars." we have all the excitement. we'll take you behind the scenes for her final rehearsal. >> she could really win this, folks. >> i'm not one to do it. she's on the odds-on favorite. from vegas. we're on team zee. >> good luck, ginger. now it's time for amy and the morning rundown. >> did you see me just do the limbo under the camera right there 1234. all right, this morning the big story to president obama's historic visit to cuba, the president is if havana right now, already spoken exclusively with "world news tonight" anchor david muir who's live in cuba with the very latest. david, good morning to you. >> reporter: amy, good morning to you. as you know, history has been made here in cuba because
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president obama is the first president to visit cuba in 88 years. today, he'll meet behind closed doors with cuban president raul castro. the president tell me overnight he expects to be very blunt with cuban president with the changes he still believes need to happen for freedom of speech and human rights. i asked him about the speech he'll make to the cuban people live on television. also a historic moment. i asked how far he'll go. >> i think there's already been a moment in which the cuban people recognize that america can be their partner and it's time to open up the world, if we can then get to congress to move the embargo, the last excuse the castro government has for the economic problems, i think that will haasen the changes that can take place. >> i asked the president if he believes the embargo will be
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lifted before his end of the term. he said, quite frankly, no, because we're in an election year. he's aware of the criticism back home from some that this embargo should not be lifted until human rights are taken care in cuba. we'll ask him about that in another interview. >> david, so happy that rain has eased there in havana. as david just said, much more from him tonight on "world news." george will be anchoring a special report on the president's historic visit later this morning. donald trump's campaign taking action to cut down on violent actions. trump will be spending more on security at his larger events. trump says the violence is being caused by professional agitators. he's also placing some of the blame of the violence on the
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media. bernie sanders attracted a crowd of more than 10,000 people at his rallies in seattle. a big scare just outside of baltimore, two 111-year-old boys plunged 30 feet into that sinkhole, it opened up in a mcdonald's parking lot. one boy managed to crawl out and get help. but it took rescue crews 45 minutes to get the other boy out. a british judge ruled this morning that the custody between madonna and ex-husband guy ritchie over rocco, should be decided in a new york court. the judge did not rule on whether the boy should return to live with his mother. finally, how big a tip do you leave for a 77-dollar drink order? $1,000 if you're comedian amy schumer. they were attending a performance of hamilton, of course, the hottest ticket on
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broadway and schumer worked as a bartender before her career took off. the six staffers at the theater bar split the tip each getting more than $140. that's a very nice tip indeed. she knows what it's like. >> she did. some of them want to be a comedians. let's go to sam. >> george, robin, anmy, you're first morning menu of spring. celebrity hack. adele's private family photos leaked on online. how do we keep our pictures safe? how one woman used social media to shed 80 pounds. time to spring it on, by the way, carrie underwood's trainer is here to share her best spring moves. it's all coming up live on "good
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♪ ♪ you know that voice. adele. mesmerizing performance when we were young. >> wow. >> that was at the recent brit awards. the star, though, is facing unwelcome attention this morning reportedly becoming the latest victim of online hacking. her private photos posted online
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and jesse palmer is here with the latest on that. good morning, jesse. >> reporter: adele's attack is another in a series of celeb hacks. a huge invasion on this famously private star's life. ♪ hello >> reporter: this morning, global pop sensation, adele the newest victim of an alleged photo hacking scandal. her private photos, reportedly stolen and posted to a fan page on facebook. according to the sun, the leak include extremely personal photographs taken during her pregnancy. an ultra sound scan and newborn photos of her now 3-year-old son. one of adele's fans came across the photos and decided to alert the adele's management team. the report also claims that adele's photos were obtained from the e-mail of her boyfriend, simon konecki.
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adele isn't the first celebrity targeted by hackers. vacation photos of harry stiles and kendall jenner were allegely stolen and leaked online saturday. a major hack leaked racy photos to the public. including stars like jennifer lawrence and kate upton. the fbi is still investigating this case. one of the person responsible, pleading guilty of felony. facing anywhere from 18 months to 5 years behind bars. ♪ >> reporter: while adele is known for letting her voice take center stage she's kept her personal life far from the spotlight. she even battled the paparazzi back in 2014 after photos taken over her and her son and won. >> she works very hard to keep
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her private life private. this was a major violation for her. >> it will be interested to see how the handles this situation going forward. >> reporter: representatives from adele declined to comment on the matter. pretty scary stuff. you think all the private information that we have on our phones and our computers. obviously this is something that can happen to any of us. robin now has more on how to keep your information safe online. joining us more is becky worley and abc senior legal correspondent sunny hostin. let's start with becky first out in san francisco, what can you do to protect yourself sf. >> good morning, robin. most of us aren't ach year and revenge hacking on the rise, security matters. so, let's start with the cloud. all pictures and your data backed up to the interntd.
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it's a life-saver if you lose your phone, but that account can be access from anyone from anywhere who can guess your password. your google and apple passwordses need to be rock solid. this is important. so much hacking is done by people you know. so, lock down your security questions. >> you know, i never thought about that. you try to make it easy for yourself. if you're doing it, you're making it easy for somebody else's as well. we're heard that the adele's boyfriend, it was his phone where the photos were hacked. >> e-mail is a particularly point of vulnerability. hackers send phony lix to people in e-mails. they go to fake websites that are made just to steal logon credentials and passwords. tip number two, never click a link that comes in an e-mail. even if it look like it from
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apple, google. >> and a tip from facebook. >> anyone can see them in public. thip three, you got to set your facebook account to friends only. instagram and twitter they're public. >> all right, becky, thank you very much. going to be bring in sunny now. from a legal perspective, what can we do? >> we have seen it over and over recently. hulk hogan gets over $100 million because someone leaked his sex tape online. we see erin andrews get over $50 million for the same behavior. people should know the law is catching up now with technology. people will be held accountable for this kind of behavior. >> it's out there in the
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internet. is there anything we can do? >> once it's out there it's out there. juries coming back giving these astonishing jury awards because we know once it's out there you can't get it down. it' not just the celebrities the law is going to protect, everyday people are going to be protected. i think all over the country, we're seeing laws crop up. the internet trols need to be aware. >> it's not just public figures, we all have to be concerned about this. sunny, becky, thank you as well. we have a good story about sharing photos next. it's the story that people can't stop sharing. this woman using the power of social media to shed major weight. and sharing tips and tricks with all of her followers online.
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and abc's deborah roberts is here with the story. >> reporter: she has guts and determination. in front of millions of people, not many of us would have the courage to do it. but she says public weight loss is the secret to her success. 26-year-old ariel is social media's shrinking star. dropping a whopping 8 a 5 pounds over the last year. sweet success after yo-yo diets. >> i gained it back because i was so deprived. >> reporter: this my len yal has learned that slow and steady weight loss is the answer and apps make it easier. and plant nanny where her online plant dies if she's not drinking enough water. also, online, weight watchers. an instagram diary maz become
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her secret weapon. she put it on instagram. >> lot of pressure. >> it is. >> she shares her weight loss joyce and struggles with her online community. couple of months in, you had a setback. >> a man offered to give his seat. i thought because i was holding a lot of seat. he said, yeah, you should sit because you're pregnant. that was the turning point. >> reporter: while honesty has set her instagram account on fire. going from 115 followers to more than 51,000. some saying i'm very motivated. especially after hearing i'm not alone in my struggles. you know you're my hero. takes the stairs. and now, opts for a small salad
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during a company lunch. >> it helps reduce your risk of diet-related chronic illnesses when you make healthy food choices. >> what are the top three things you have learned. >> do your research and preparing your own food and number three is to focus on small goals and non-scale victories. we focus so much on the scale. it's also, like, i ran a mile in ten minutes this week. the airplane seat belt fits on me now. >> another nonscale victory throwing out her oversized clothes and donating them to needy women. the weight loss she says is always a work in progress. figuring out high-profeen, local snacks. another difference is cutting
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out alcohol. these apps they're using, like the water nanny. you put it on your phone and you record your water intake and if you don't have enough your plant dies. if you're not drinking enough water you find out. another app, you can zap the bar code at different snacks to find out what's in the snack. >> that would be key. >> technology all the way around it's helping her and she's helping others. win-win. out to sam champion. >> good morning. don't keep it all inside. we saw some sunshine let's get to the boards we have one or two things to show you, how about this water spout off the coast of for fort lauderdale. they are amazing. sometimes they more onshore,
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sometimes they stay offshore. we have the first day of spring snow in many cases 5 inches of snow. be careful if you're driving on the west side of i-95. we have warm air rushing at us from the west coast. it will get here, give it two days. >> reporter: sam, snow is long gone, there's the last of the precipitation. roads are drying out. as we look outside we have sunshine breaking through the earlier clouds. temperatures in the 30s pushing toward the 40s. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast shows we'll top out at 50 this afternoon, bright and a little breezy through the day. 56 tomorrow. 68 on wednesday. there's the warm air from the midwest sam is talking about. 71 degrees by thursday, warmer there, a little cooler for good friday. >>. >> all: jesse. sam, come back into flower
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utopia. let's talk "pop news." one of the biggest movie premieres, batman v superman. we got the exclusive interviews. starring ben affleck, henry cavill. joining this cast of champions was a real-life superhero. the retired air force vet was nominated for his valiant 30 years of service to this country. turnball and his family got to walk the red carpet at the premiere and got to meet hollywood heroes ben affleck and henry cavill. it opens on friday. >> 30 years of service. >> that's pretty amazing. >> black carpet not a red carpet. >> does a kid like superman or batman? >> and which one? >> can't wait to find out friday. we're going spr superheroes now to royal news.
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the duchess of cambridge sat down for her first solo interview -- >> was that your british accent? >> he tried to slip it by you. >> that was so bad, jesse. >> i'm reading right through you. prince george and princess charlotte, the duchess shared details of her sharing nature. take a listen. >> she always leaves a little gift in their room and that shows her love for her family. >> the queen is thrilled about little charlotte saying she's very fond of her. >> let's be fair. you just got back from sydney australia. why don't you give us an australian accent?
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>> i'm getting bullied by amy over here. amy and sam. here's my british accent. >> top of the morning to ya. >> that was awesome. >> and we digress. >> let's move on now to the meghan trainor's new video. ♪ ♪ >> of course, this is her first sing from her upcoming sophomore album, thank you, out on the 13th of may. she may be saying no, but we're saying yes to this high-power single. >> she looks terrific. >> she looks fantastic.
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>> she does. >> thank you, jesse. >> we love you, jesse. >> i'm a great punching bag. so happy to be back, america. coming up, carrie underwood's trainer. great workout tips. and we're behind the scenes of "dancing with the stars" final rehearsal. ginger and the all-star cast coming up and danielle steel is going to be here as well.
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edwards, 8:27 monday, march 21. let's head over to karen starting on the blue route. >> reporter: the snow is gone, we're slow on the roads. blue route approaching baltimore pike, northbound traffic is heavy we are seeing that in this shot. we have a handful of accidents upland avenue between 24th and 22. there's injuries involved with this accident. another one at sand hill road and grand view drive. a couple of serious accidents. looking live on the boulevard southbound traffic heading toward the schuylkill expressway. moving pretty good, but you can see the jam northbound on the boulevard. watch for police in the center lane on the boulevard heading
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northbound not far from the schuylkill expressway seeing a slow go there. this is a look at i-95, southbound traffic not too bad, 27 minute riled from woodhaven to the vine. thank you karen. let's go out to meteorologist david murphy with the latest from accuweather good morning. >> reporter: all right, tam we have bright sunshine in play, the wet snow off the coast well before dawn this morning. most of the snow is meting away from the shore. some of you still have it on grassy surfaces. temperatures are cold in the low to mid 30s. this afternoon we'll warm up, it will be breezy, lots of sun and high of 50. tomorrow, 56. speaking of warming up, 68 on wednesday, 71 for a thursday afternoon high. friday morning a few showers and in the afternoon we should see drying and sun for good friday. event sunday has a good shot of keeping dry the way things look now. that's good for the easter bunny. we'll send you back to "g.m.a." and see you in 30.
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♪ just dance it will be okay ♪ just dance welcome back to "good morning america." little sneak peek at "dancing with the stars'" final rehearsal. big premiere night. everyone getting ready. we'll take you behind the scenes coming up. >> trying to get situated over here. >> i thought you were dancing. >> no, that would be ginger. >> that's ginger. lot more of that coming up. let's go upstairs to amy and sam right now. hey there. we were talking about amongst ourselves. time to spring it on. brand-new series helping you spring into shape. we're transforming your body with some help with celebrity trainer erin oprea. >> it's awesome to have her. her book by the way is inspiring
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stars like carrie underwood and revealing how in four weeks you can save your life with four tips and four exercise and the 4, by 4 week tips. >> we're going to cut out the pasta at night. we're going to go to zucchini. use a spiralizer. so delicious. >> it smells good, too. >> it makes me hungry. >> week two, we're going to cut back sugar, not cut it back. >> thank you. >> we got it change. we still need the berries and stuff. we'll go from these loaded and sugar brownies to these powered peanut -- >> these are yes and tease are no, right. >> powdered peanut. >> week three.
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>> tacos are delicious. week three is no sodium. we eat too much sodium in our diet. so, right here, we'll go from tacos, we're going to do a low sodium or a no-salt seasoning. and then change it to lettuce -- >> i love lettuce wraps. the fourth one may be the hardest. >> unfortunately, week four is cutting back on alcohol. >> it e's a good -- >> we want to cut it back two, three a week. >> i can do that. >> we can all do that. >> you want to talk about the exercise. we'll walk this way. all these folks have been doing your exercises. amy, don't leave me alone over here. you not to help me. so, what are you supposed to do. >> this is tabata, a four-minute
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high intensity workout. 20-second exercise followed by 10 seconds of rest. round one, they'll do it for 20 seconds. they have a jab cross. solid body. >> this is great for your shoulders. >> working your core. >> i can see them squeeze their core. >> you do it with or without weights. 20 seconds on it. round two, we got jumping lunges. go down into a lunge form, jump and switch. >> not in these pants i'm not, it's the morning show. >> perfect form is important. you don't want to get injured. >> this one looks more complicated. >> this is the gator hops. we're jumping side by side. for a modified version, you can touch your toe to the back. that's round three.
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>> we want swim suit gluts. >> what's on the last -- >> we have sumo squat jumps with air tap. jump in and touch. this one, nice and low, it will work your inner thighs, too. >> none of these are too complicated. you can get these and do them really quick. i got to say, everybody's smiling. usually in a workout segment everybody looks pained. >> that's the first four rounds. >> thank you. >> you're welcome. in repeat each one one more time. this is so, now, you guys -- my book has easier ones. this is more advanced. beginner from advanced. >> i'm ready to go. >> let's get ready for bikini season. erin's book is available now. let's do a little bit of weather now.
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you guys, do you think you can do it through weather all of the way through? i don't know. we've got one or two things on the board, if you're waking up in the deep south, the chill is on. we may have to put up with it tomorrow swell on the -- as well on the eastern side. tallahassee, 42 degrees, meanwhile, there's a movement of warm air on the west coast it will sweep to the eastern seaboard. ororlando, you will be 66 later today. in the east snow. >> reporter: thanks, sam a little wet snow overnight, that's off the coast. roads drying out and we have sunshine out there. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast 50 is the high. warming up to the low 70s by thursday and most of the weekend is dry. know, this is why i lef you for a moment. to grab my uncle steve.
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steve actually was on jeopardy and this was a life long dreams of yours, correct? friday night, let's see what happened. take a look. >> his creator sometimes found him a detestable, bombastic, tiresome little creature. your response was who is poirot and we have a new champion in steve. in 17,599 color. >> look at that. "jeopar "jeopardy" winner. my uncle is seven years older than me. you were in third place coming into final jeeper day did. >> i had written it off. i was determined i lost. i thought there might be a chance at the very end. dream come true, unbelievable. >> buzz in the buzzer. >> the buzzer is the death of jeopardy, timing is everything. you see me --
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>> is that the trick, go, go, go. >> it's about timing and listening. >> i always wondered. >> now you're talking to the champ. he knows best. watch steve again tonight on jeopardy. we'll have an update for you tomorrow. back downstairs to george. >> that was pretty fun. the smarts run in the robach family. tonight, it's ginger's turn. new season of "dancing with the stars." features jing zee. you see her there practicing with value. melissa rycroft. >> reporter: fox trotting. and cha chaing. >> i'm not really nervous. >> reporter: our very own ginger zee taking the ballroom by storm. >> i love adventure. i'll bring it out.
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>> reporter: donald trump's former wife said she's focused on dance steps and not politics. >> i was happy that donald trump endorsed us. >> reporter: they're so bonded they developed their own language. >> fox trot is like -- >> everything is falling apart. >> reporter: paige vanzant trading gloves for glitter. >> they're going to see a girlie, different side of me. >> a little bit different than what you're used to wearing. >> the skwins are different. >> what are his biggest assets in. >> his charm, his personality. >> reporter: they're excited for this opportunity to reach a huge audience. >> huge platform for me and the audience to raise awareness for deaf people. >> reporter: wayna morris will
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be commuting by plane. >> i'm here, fly back to vegas do the show and fly back in the morning. >> reporter: he's not only the one who will be boo geeing coast to coast. >> you have a brand-new baby, what made you want to delve into this. >> i'm lucky, i got family, friends, everybody's making this not as difficult as i could be. >> ginger getting ready. >> new season of "dancing with the stars" premieres tonight at 8:00/7:00 central on abc.
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so many people failed. things need to be done. >> other voices i want you to meet. i want you to meet john connor, he grew up in flint. his mom lives there. >> your song fresh water for flint. powerful song. is it personal to you? >> absolutely personal to me. >> that's why we become artist to lend a voice to people that they're unheard. i have always tried to do that for flint, michigan. even before the water crisis. >> so happy sam you're bringing attention. because people can't forget what is happening there. and it could happen anywhere. >> a week ago, 30 schools in w newark they shut the water down.
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clean water isn't as easy as you think it. >> it's not a privilege but a right. >> it's not regulated in one place. i think we'll learn a lot for the show. >> 23.5 degrees with sam champion premiers tuesday on the weather channel. thank you for that. coming up best-selling author
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back now with one of my all-time favors, danielle steel, for more than 40 years, her novels have captured readers' attention. i'm saving this for my spring break in key west in a couple of weeks. >> it's always a thrill to see you, robin. i'm so happy. >> how many now? have you lost count? >> no. i just finished my 150th book last week. >> you write so many at the same time. >> i usually have five going at once. >> you said this year, you want to have six books out. how do you do it, danielle? >> i work all the time.
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doing six books this year. because the readers keep saying can't you write more or faster. i'm like, are you kidding? i'd never get out of my house. >> i'm one of the those. i'm guilty. tell us about this new book. >> i'm often intrigued by much more older people who we had no idea of who they were originally. she leaves a safe deposit book with fascinating letters a fortune in jewelry, even though everyone thought she was dead broke and two people, one from the court, one from an auction house want to find out who she was and they pursue her trail and find all kind of surprises and interesting things. really exciting you said -- you always fun, but you really enjoyed writing this one, why? >> i did, the woman was so intriguing, following her
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history and it affected the current people and it turns out, one of them is related to her and really exciting. >> it's always that little twist. >> i know. that little twist. they sometimes happen without my help. i was doing one that will be out in a couple of years, the main character killed his best friend. how did that happen? >> i didn't see that coming i called my editor in the middle of the night. i said, you're not going to believe it, he killed bill. >> you have some superfans here with us. jennifer has a question for you. jennifer. >> yes, the beginning, middle or end, what's the most challenging for you to write? >> the beginning is the hardest, getting started. i usually alphabetize my nail polish, redo my underwear drawer. i'm always looking for an excuse not to start. that's the hard part. once i get the story then i'm off and run zmrg you're just
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like us. does your mother have a question? >> yes, if weren't a writer what would you be? >> dancing girl. no, i probably a designer because that was my training and i always liked the idea of being the lawyer. but i really like what i do, i wrote my first book at 19. i have been plugging away ever since. i really enjoy my work. >> i can get you on "dancing with the stars." >> oh, good. >> in case that's what you want to do. all right, you'd still be writing there on the ballroom floor. thank you, danielle steel. >> i love you, robin. >> that's going with me to key west next week. it's available in stores and online right now. martha plimpton is here live, next. ♪
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the new abc comedy the real o'ne o'neal's list the vail on a too good to be true irish family. martha plimpton plays the mom of this dysfunctional but lovable family that has to get back to work. >> i'm worried that no one will hire me. i haven't had a real job since before the kids were born. >> your baskets are so good. remember the christmas basket that you made with the peppermint bark and the abstinence educational material. >> it was a classic. >> martha plimpton joins us now. the whole family watched last night. we had so much fun. your character eileen is a complicated one. >> she's very conservative, very faithful mother of three, homemaker who is sort of in the midst of a major upheaval in her
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family life, she's getting a divorce, her son is gay and everybody knows. she wants to keep it a secret. she wants to sort of keep everybody perfect and under control the way she likes things and appearances are important to her. she has to renavigate her relationship with all of her kids. >> it kind of explodes. >> exactly. >> not a great moment for the family. this is based a little bit on real life the creator dan savage, a friend of yours, grew up in an irish family. in part it's his story. >> it's the launching point. very loosely based on his life, coming out to his irish parents. really had to learn how to accept him and know i don't know be his advocate. we're sort of telling the story
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of that relationship and how, you know, perfect son is changing her idea of what family devotion is about. >> you find the laughs in it. >> martha mrichton thank you for coming. tomorrow night right here on abc. we'll be right back.
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>> reporter: it's looking good on the ben franklin bridge, westbound eastbound very light volume. sun is coming out and roads are drying out. nonetheless we have accidents. 295 southbound near 168 we have an accident that's causing a problem. it's on the shoulder we're seeing speeds at 30 miles per hour. although the accident cleared in cherry hill 70 eastbound near atree you mean -- atrium way. gradeyville road an accident at media line road. watch for that happen. this is the schuylkill expressway, our usual slow spots. let's head outside to david murphy the snow has cleared. >> reporter: it has we had a snow shower that came through and it's gone, we're clear on the highways and byways. this afternoon we'll see sun and
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breezy and high of 50. that's just the beginning. tomorrow, 56. 68 on wednesday, warmer on thursday, 71. good friday we'll have showers in the morning and cool down to 64. dry in the afternoon. 59, cooler, but nice on saturday, easter sunday looks dry high of 63. coming coming up today on "action news" at noon, president obama is scheduled to sit down with cuban president raul castro. we'll have more on the historic meeting and what it means for u.s. cuban relations. "live" with kelly and michael is up next, i'm tamala edwards. have a great monday.
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>> it's "live! with kelly & michael." today, film, broadway and television star, jeff daniels. and from "my big fat greek wedding 2," nia vardalos. also, we'll check out the hottest new luxury cars as we kick off our new york autoshow week. plus, "billons" co-star, malin åkerman takes a seat at the co-host desk. all next on "live." [captioning made possible by isney-abc domestic television] >> and now, here are michael strahan and malin åkerman! [cheers and applause] ♪

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