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good morning, america. deadly floods kill at least six from texas to kansas. evacuations under way, as a strong rip current threatens the east and sharks attack on both coasts. >> he was like "shark! bit my leg! go, go, go! shark, he bit my leg!" >> now more severe storms and flooding on the way. will it be a memorial day wash out? weekend rampage. a deadly gun battle erupts in a neighborhood, leaving two dead and six injured. a shooter attacking at random. >> he was shooting and that's all you hear is pop, pop. >> police now searching for a motive. horror at the zoo. a 4-year-old falling 15 feet into an enclosure, grabbed and dragged by a 400-pound gorilla. a zoo worker killing the animal to save the boy. did he have to take the shot? ♪ running on empty and running on the empty.
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the rookie racing winning the indy 500, making it across the finish line on fumes. the risky decision that paid off and his emotional victory. ♪ and good morning, america. happy memorial day. and what a win for rook ie drivr alex rossi beating out the odds at the indianapolis 500. his amazing story coming up. ginger, you were there. >> such a special race. 100th running. >> then he ran out of gas. >> we should also say it's great -- great to have sara haines back from maternity leave. wearing the hot pink. how are you feeling. >> i'm feeling -- i have makeup on, clothes that aren't sweat. this already made my day. >> nobody's spit up on you yet.
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>> i haven't had to solve a world problem like why he's crying again. >> we're so happy you're back. pictures coming up later in the broadcast. also on this memorial day, we're remembering those who have sacrificed everything for our country. president obama will lay a wreath there at arlington nat n nationnatio national cemetery. we'll start with the historic flooding in texas and kansas. killing at least six people. as east coast deals with tropical depression bonnie. abc's gio benitez is on rockaway beach here in new york city with the latest. gio, good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, dan, good morning to you. we've been seeing this rain and fog all morning long. it's a memorial day washout and this morning, so much of this country is dealing with some devastating weather. deadly storms plaguing millions this memorial day weekend.
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some 20 inches of rain crippling eastern texas with flash floods proving cats stroifk. killing at least six. >> definitely scary. >> reporter: this morning, at least two missing including an 11-year-old boy in kansas, swept away when he fell into a creek trying to cross it. in texas the coast guard deploying helicopters searching for a 37-year-old man washed away after helping rescue a woman who had been swept in the water earlier. first responders going door to door by boat, pulling one str d stranded resident after another to safety. this man carried to dry land on a stretcher. this group holding out a ladder to save a woman stuck in her van >> i could have drowned. >> reporter: drone video capturing the overflowing rivers. rows of cars and school buses
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swallowed. rescuers pulling a woman out of this swamped car. an eighth grader recording this video. in south carolina, tropical depression bonnie bringing the water. at least 8 inches of rainmaking for a treacherous drive along i-95. dangerous rip current and rough waves hitting beaches. brimming with tourists for the weekend. and back out here live on rockaway beach, i can tell you this rain will start to clear up over the next few hours, but it will start right back up tonight. so, flooding is definitely a concern, amy. >> a rough weather weekend for all. let's turn now to ginger with more on those deadly floods and rains in texas. >> this is going to be our headlines over the next couple of days. some rivers would flow because they have already that much rain. we're going to get more. already at this hour, storms moving through, strong at times,
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potentially severe. but the most severe part of this is going to end up being the flash flooding. south of dallas and austin. then we have to go to the east coast, this plume of moisture, kind of around the depression left over from bonnie the remnants, that moisture coming up along the coast, that's going to drench a lot of the holiday plans at the beach. when it starts ponding on the roadways that's going to occur and affect some of your plans. the remnants of bonnie in parts of carolinas, again, another 3 to 5 inches at time. another 2 to 3 west of hartford and boston. anybody driving today in the middle of the nation those are going to be your troubled spots. along the east coast down to orlando. it's not a washout for
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everybody. but something we'll be covering throughout the morning. as tens of millions head home for this memorial day holiday weekend, there's a travel nightmare a computer failure stranded more than a thousand travelers at jfk airport here in new york city. airplane staffers were forced to write out boarding passes by hand. we're told the problem was resolved overnight and things should go back to normal today. meanwhile across the country, lines are already forming at many other airports. o'hare in chicago and reagan national in d.c., and major traffic expected on some of the nation's busiest roads. and linsey davis is on the new jersey turnpike on how you can avoid the bottleneck. >> reporter: the roads are wide open. we can go where we want to go.
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traffic is smooth sailing at least for now. according to some estimates we're talking 34 million people are going to be on the roads today, even more than last year. many people are point tock the low gas prices as the season why. the current national average is $2.32 a gallon. gas hasn't been this low on memorial day since 2005. the best time to hit the road according to waze is right now. we're starting to expect around 11:00 a.m. the traffic's going on get bad. the worst time for traffic is said to be between 1:00 and 4:00. so, plan accordingly. dan. >> linsey, thank you. now to do that deadly shooting spree in houston. at least one suspect open firing with a high-powered rifle. killing one person and injuring several others. phillip mena has the lastest
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from houston. good morning to you, phillip. >> reporter: amy, good morning. it was absolute chaos here, people running everywhere, hundreds of bullets flying, several of them hitting these gas pumps triggering an explosion. this morning, the search for answers. after a memorial day gun battle on the streets of this upscale houston neighborhood left two people dead. and at least six injured. >> one more down. two people down. >> we don't know what started this. >> reporter: police said the ram page began around 10:15 a.m. when one shooter armed with a pistol and a ar-15 rifle shot and killed a man at this auto detail shop. listen as the gun fire ring out. hitting and injuring four innocent people driving by. >> wept through that seat and then came back through that seat. >> reporter: the neighborhood on lockdown, stray bullets igniting this nearby gas pump. officers arriving.
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. the suspect then firing at them, hitting two officers. one in the hand and the other in the chest. a bullet proof vest saving his life. the suspect even aiming at the sky, striking a police chopper hovering above. this woman at a nearby atm when she saw the gunman come out of the build zbg he was shooting. all you hear is pop u pop. that's all you smell. >> reporter: she said she drove into a dead-end into a parking lot. trying to escape. but the suspect kept firing. >> he really tried to aim for my car. >> reporter: this video capturing this gunshot ringing out. after about an hour of panic in this neighborhood, police were finally able to shoot and kill the suspect and now the big question is, what was the motive? dan. >> that's the huge question. the investigation may turn up some answers. phillip, thank you.
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let's go to the race for the white house now and today a focus on veterans. donald trump addressing the rolling thunder motorcycle rally. trump got a warm welcome but he's still facing some serious questions from this community especially after his comments about john mccain and abc's mary bruce is on the story in washington. mary, good morning to you. >> reporter: donald trump is wooing veteran voters but he's also being docked about his previous comments about p.o.w.s and questions about his fund-raising for veterans. donald trump revving engines. >> look at these bikers. >> reporter: and trying to rev up veteran voters. >> we're going to rebuild our military and we're going to take care of our veterans. >> reporter: this, as questions mount about how much money he's really raised for veterans. >> reporter: we just raised almost $6 million for the vets. >> reporter: where did that all that money go?
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trump promises to reveal which organizations received donations at a tuesday's press conference and bob dole is calling trump out for these comments about john mccain. >> saying trump should apologize. >> i'm going to try to get trump to issue an apology. >> reporter: but some veterans are giving trump a pass, saying they like what they hear. >> trump's going to hurt you were a truth, he's not going to kill you with a lie. >> reporter: so far no apology from trump and something else he's not sorry for is bringing up bill clinton in attacks on hillary clinton. >> their history is relevant to what the american people can expect. >> reporter: this morning, trump is blasting critics who say he'll be challenged by an independent candidate. trump tweeting that the republican party can't allow lightweights to set up a spoiler
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candidate. >> mary, thank you amy, some headlines from overseas that's right more than 700 people are now feared dead after a series of boat sinkings in the mediterranean sea. migrants trying to reach europe were thrown into the water when their boat capsized off the coast of italy. thousands of others have been saved by rescue ships. many are children crossing alone. the warmer weather is prompting manier people to take the risk to cross. and a developing story from mexico where a star athlete has been rescued after he was kidnap by armed men. authorities in mexico releasing this photo overnight of soccer star alan pulido safe. after he was abducted saturday after leaving a party. at least one kidnapper was wounded during that rescue. they're not releasing any other details. no group has claimed responsibility. but the region has been marred
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by a violent war between drug gangs. a rocky start for one wedding couple. the 137 of passengers were transferred safely to another boat. the newlyweds were in good spirits despite their seven-hour ordeal. >> the coast guard, everyone's moving. kids are crying. it was crazy. >> nobody was injured. the charter boat company promises a storybook romance for receptions held onboard. they have a story to tell. all right, some tough and terrifying scenes to tell you about on the beaches across america. a young boy bitten by a shark and a woman attacked in california. abc's kendis gibson is here with those stories. >> reporter: the timing couldn't
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be any worse. just as millions of americans prepare to hit the beaches for the summer two vicious attacks. >> 911, what's the location of your emergency? >> reporter: overnight a wave of panic. report of shark attacks on both coasts. >> hi, here in neptune beach. >> reporter: in florida a young boy believed to between the age of 11 and 14 years old, attacked. >> shark bite on the beach. >> reporter: police said the boy had been swimming in waist-deep waters, when he was biten. while his injuries are believed to be nonlife threatening the shark about 5 1/2 feet long clamped on to his calf and shin, the bite bone deep. >> we tried to stop the bleeding. >> reporter: hours later in southern california, another reported attack. >> newport life gards are on the scene, unknown what type of
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medical problems. >> reporter: they evacuate the beach after life gards rescued a woman after the coast with wounds to her her. >> she was trance ported to a local hospital. >> reporter: this morning, that two-mile stretch of beach in newport is closed throughout the rest of the holiday. the authorities say the victim in california was outside the protected swimming area at the time. >> thanks so much, kendis. now to that incredible cinderella story at the indianapolis 500. i'm going to say this right this time, rookie alex rossi winning the 100th indy race. literally running on fumes. and abc's ryan smith is here with his story. >> reporter: good morning, he was the definition of a long shot, 66 to 1 odds to win. only his second race on a oval track and his first was last month. he stretched that fuel to the
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last drop and for him so far, he had to be towed to victory lane. >> you just won the indy 500! >> reporter: sunday's historic indy 500 fueled by fumes. the drama coming in spades. rookie driver alexandra rossi running out of fuel as he vick to tors youly crossed the finish line. after making the gutsy move to stretch out his last tank of gas in the final laps the other guys stopping to refuel. >> save fuel. >> reporter: rossi using every drop to cross the finish line. >> it's about riding it out. to be able to pull that off was mind-boggling. >> reporter: the california native is the first rookie to win since helio castroneves since 2001, the race itself
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littered with can countless crashes. one driver slamming against the wall at full speed. cameras capturing this dangerous collision in the pit between teammates. but for rossi who needed a little help arriving at the big celebration -- >> we'll be towed in to victory lane. >> reporter: it was simply an unforgettable day for the underdog. >> i'm here and we won. >> it will change my life for sure. >> sure will. he beat carlos munoz, his andretti teammate. rossi's car finish that final lap at a snail pace of 140 miles. >> ginger you were there this was your first race? >> it was my first race. the 1000th running. i got to meet and talk with mario andretti. for someone from his team to let's talk about decent weather
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that's happening in the middle of the nation. wet spots in the center and the east coast. 90 for nashville. 91 for the high in birmingham. let's get to the select cities brought to you by walgreens. >> reporter: good morning,
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everyone and happy memorial day for your ceremonies and presidents looks like it will be dry, light sprinkles close to philadelphia. heavier stuff pushing through burlington county. down the shore, unfortunately, you're looking at more rain hanging in longer today and we have good showers popping up between cape may and atlantic city. stepping outside, damp in spots, but drying out in a good portion of the region. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast shows a high of 78. mostly cloudy skies. rain mainly early with the exception of the shore. up and
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dragged by a gorilla. how it happened and did the zoo go too far to stop it? jack hanna will join us live. also, johnny depp's divorce drama. his estranged wife amber heard accusing him of domestic violence. now his exes coming to his defense. keep it here on "gma." silence. a realtor® knows it can be one of the most powerful tools in a negotiation. some people crumble and feel the need to fill the space. not this guy. i don't need to talk. just watch how silent i can be. the other guy's blabbing while i'm a hundred percent wordless; sans-words; on mute; having the confidence to not say a darn thing. that's what i'm talking about. ♪ ♪
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heading toward the airport. southbound a disabled vehicle in the gore point as you head toward delco. a crash at rosemont avenue at fox avenue. if you're coming back from the poconos early, the overturned vehicle we had on the southbound northeast extension between quakertown and lansdale has been cleared out of the way. down wires at creek road and iron hill road. in glassboro, watch out for a bad crash and people injured along glassboro, cross keys roads. tam?
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>> reporter: cloud skies across the morning to start out on memorial day, across the region i should say. storm tracker 6 live double scan is showing a new batch of showers along the coast. there's a thin line pushing away from us through burlington county and light springs and showers here and there. 72 and muggy. this afternoon we're going for a high of 78. it will not be a washout. we'll bit and recipes of rain mainly early across the region, but the afternoon looks dry. if you're at the shore, that's where the rain may hang in on and off into the mid to late afternoon hours. tam? thank you, david. has a list of
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welcome back to "good morning america" on a monday morning. you're looking live at the tomb of unknown soldier at arlington national cemetery as we remember those who sacrificed their lives for this country. >> a big thank you to all of the service men and women out there. also right now the south is facing some deadly flooding, at least six people have been killed from texas to kansas. evacuations under way as millions brace for more severe storms and flooding. then steph curry and the golden state warriors getting ready for a big battle facing off against the oklahoma city thunder tonight. it's game seven of the nba western conference finals. and top of the world this morning. we'll be hearing for the first time from that group of veterans that climbed mt. everest. inspiring so many people. amy. >> beautiful pictures.
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but first, we want to get to that zoo horror caught on camera. a child falling into the enclosure. abc's marci gonzalez has the latest from cincinnati zoo. and we warn you, some of the video you're about to be may be disturbing. >> reporter: the zoo is back home today. but that gorilla exhibit remains closed. as authorities look into how this horrifying encounter you're about to see unfolded. this is dramatic video showing the terror. watch as a young boy is trapped in a zoo enclosure held in the clutches of a 400-pound gorilla. >> a child has fallen into the gorilla cage. >> reporter: at one point, 4-year-old seen here cowering in a corner, the massive primate hovering over him. the boy is grabbed and dragged through the water.
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his mother reassuring him from above. >> mommy loves you! >> reporter: the gorilla even appearing to make eye contact with the boy, holding his hand before standing him up and then begrabbing the back of his shirt and sweeping him through the water again. after ten minutes, a zoo worker taking aim, shooting and killing the 17-year-old endangered silverback gorilla named harambe. >> they made the right choice. because, they saved that little boy's life. >> reporter: the boy rushed to the hospital. his family telling abc news he has been released surviving the incident with only a concussion and a few scrapes. many questioning why harambe was killed instead of tranquilize. some pointing to a video like this one. a gorilla carrying a young
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child. others saying that tranquilizers can take too long and can actually irritate large animals like this chimp who escaped from a zoo in japan last month. also this morning, more questions about how the boy was able to get into the enclosure in the first place. zoo officials say he was able to crawl under a steel railing and make his way through wires and bushes before falling 15 feet into the mote below and an eyewitness said the whole thing happened in an instance. she believed there was nothing that the boy's mother could have done. >> i'm not sure, you know, she could have reacted and done anything either at that point. he was there and then he was gone. it was like a split-second. >> reporter: the boy's mother said in a now-deleted facebook page. as a society we are quick to judge how a parent could take their eyes off of their child. accidents happen. but i'm thankful the right
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people were in the right place. >> and the family releasing a statement overnight, thanking the staff here at the zoo for saving the boy, saying he's now recovering back at home. officials here at the zoo releasing their own statement saying this is the first time something like this has ever happened here. amy. >> we're so happy he's doing all right. joining us now with more is jack hanna. the host of jack hanna's into the wild. jack, it's so hard to watch that video. can you give a sense of how much danger that child was in when he fell into mote? >> ten seconds here, remember something, no one loves gorillas than the zoo world. i have a house three miles from mountain gorillas live. the video i saw, studying these gorillas for 35, his mouth his
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actions, all that yelling that was going on the the commotion, the gorilla was standing over the child. the child was pulled there. that gorilla was upset. that gorilla could have easily, i have seen him take a green coconut and squish it like that. that's a silverback male, by the way, so, you're dealing with life, human life or animal life. what's the decision, very simple to figure that out. >> jack, what about the people online why not tranquilize the gorilla instead of shoot to kill? >> right, what i have seen with other animals, once that dart go into that big, beautiful silverback male, what is he going to do with a child? he's going to jump like this.
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they are an magnificent creature. now there's no doubt in my mind that child wouldn't be here today if they hadn't made that decision. >> why do you think it took so long, they were getting the female gorillas out of the enclosure as well that seemed a long time. >> they were trying their best to see what happened there. they had to do something very quickly. the dart takes too long. >> all right, jack hanna, we appreciate your insight, thank you so much. >> such a tough story. the gorilla didn't do anything wrong here. victims all of the way around here. hidden dangers in lakes. there have been at least 25 l electrocutions across the country. shocks coming with no warnings and sometimes they're lethal.
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abc's steve osunsami has the story. >> she loved life, she loved people. >> reporter: jimmy and casey johnson just lost their 15-year-old daughter carmen in a terrible lake accident behind their home and they're telling us their story this morning to warn other families. >> i could have saved her if it was anything but electrocution in water. >> reporter: she was their youngest, was a cheerleader. she was e electrocuted in the lake. >> my initial thought was, something's pulling my daughter down. >> reporter: it's called a electric shock drowning when a current from usually short dock spreads through the water. they jumped in the water to help and said they were nearly killed until casey ran to this switch and turned off the power. >> when i grabbed the ladder --
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it's the worst feeling in the world not being able to move. >> reporter: several states are calling for changes, electric outlets that shut down when there's a short or overload. to keep your family safe, experts said you should inspect the electrical equipment at least once a year and it's great idea to get a shock alarm or a similar product that warns there's electricity in the water. >> there's probably lot of drowningings that happen that can be from this. >> they don't realize that it's electric shock that caused the drawning. >> the johnsons tell us local laws never called for this faulty line to be inspected. coming up next -- johnny depp's divorce drama, what his daughter and his exes are saying
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we're back now with the latest on johnny depp accused of domestic abuse in his sudden split from amber heard. now his daughter and his exes are coming to his defense. abc's david wright has the details. >> reporter: johnny depp is throwing himself back into work after his's trangd wife amber heard accused him of domestic violence. now his exes are springing to his defense. vanessa paradis wrote that in all the years i have known johnny he has never been physically abusive with me. their daughter posted this on instagram -- my dad is the sweetest person i know. depp's first wife told tmz he's a soft person. depp and heard had a tough year.
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forced to apologize after smuggling their dogs into australia illegally. depp's mother died a little over a week ago, heard claims he went on a drunken tirade smashing an iphone into her face. the lapd tells abc news it responded to a complaint to the couple's home last weekend but officers said there was no evidence of any crime. the actress was in court friday, submitting these photos that she says showed the bruises on her eye after the alleged attack. the judge granted her a restraining order. all smiles on saturday. >> there are some pretty specific allegations that amber made. >> reporter: depp is worth an estimated $400 million and the couple reportedly didn't have a prenup chul agreement. they were married for 15 months.
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we reached out to representatives for both actors, both said no comment. for "good morning america," david wright, abc news, new york. >> our thanks to david for that. coming up -- the incredible journey we're seeing these veterans who climbed mt. everest for the first time they reached the top. you'll hear from them in just a bit. he dark. people are younger and better looking in the dark. see? people wear their most stylish and glamorous clothes in the dark. in the dark, people gain an irrational sense of invincibility. bowling is less sad, and making out is much more likely. so if all this good stuff happens in the dark, wouldn't you want a camera that can capture things... the dark? the new galaxy s7 edge with low-light camera. ♪
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♪ back now with really incredible achievement on this e memorial day, brand-new images of chad jukes reaching the top of mt. everest part of an amazing journey to honor fellow service men and women. take a look. we followed their trek the incredible journey. >> we're team usx. >> reporter: this morning, team usx, three american veterans talking to us from base camp for the first time since they reached the top of the world last week. >> i would definitely say that climbing mt. everst has been worth. >> that's chad jukes hit by an ied in iraq in 2006, he climbed with a prosthetic leg and active duty captain e lease, her goal
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is to remember the others. >> i have a picture of keith williams and benjamin crane. >> reporter: now telling us the 17,000-foot descent was actually the hardest part. >> definitely the descent was not favorable conditions. >> reporter: despite the dangers, the cause they say worth every step. the team climbing to raise awareness for ptsd and the growing number of veteran suicides at least 22 a day. >> it's not necessarily about us summiting everest. that was a success, which is awesome. but really what we're most proud of the difference that we've been able to make in other's lives. >> incredible. >> it's incredible. we salute them and everybody who's served this country and many of them making the ultimate sacrifice. coming up in our next half-hour -- melissa mccarthy
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good morning, i'm tamala edwards, 7:56 on this memorial day, let's look at the roads. >> reporter: we saw a ton of people on thursday and friday, tam. today they have to come home. it will be busy in the northbound lanes by the cape may toll plaza. volume is light. the roads are wet. that, too is not going to help us out. not bad on the ac expressway heading westbound we're back to having all the toll lanes open at the egg harbor tolls that's good news since the repair work that's been going on since thankfully. watch out for a -- thanksgiving. watch out for a crash at pitman
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road. what can you tell people heading tout to the memorials this morning. >> reporter: we have a light mist on radar. most of the rain is down the shore. if you have plans down there, it will be wetter closer to the coast than philadelphia. most of southeastern pennsylvania and i-95 corridor dry with the exception of drizzle. 71 degrees in philadelphia. muggy. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast shows a high of 78. rain mainly early in the day. down the shore it will linger into the afternoon. mostly cloudy skies, can't rule out a sunny break in spots today. tomorrow, less humid, 85. 81 and nice on wednesday. thursday, looking good before we get unsettled as we head back into friday and the weekend. tam. the delaware national guard will unveil new signs naming its headquarters after former attorney general and national guard major beau biden, the son of joe biden was deployed to
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iraq in 2008. he died of brain cancer at the age of 46. vice president and his family is expected to teapped the ceremony -- to attend the ask her money. we send you back to "g.m.a." we'll see you in 30.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. memorial day washout. deadly floods and storms hit the south as rip currents threaten the east. major warning this morning as millions hit the beach and the roads. ♪ don't roofie someone on their watch. meet the charl lee angels of the internet. three women saving a stranger on a date. how they knew to speak up. the story that everyone's sharing right now. ♪ melissa mccarthy fighting back. the comedy queen defending the most hated trailer on youtube. why she's telling trolls to find a friend zblmpbltsd and fire up those grills, we got the best dishes for your memorial day and we're kicking the party with
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major league soccer stars here, live, as we say. >> all: good morning, america. good morning, america. look at that. we have a major league soccer stars here and they have been busy. they're with the fans now, signing shirts and they were taking over the anchor desk just a short while ago. we'll have a lot of fun with them. there they are. they did a walk by. >> that's coming up. sarah's first day back from maternity leave. we have to show this picture. look at that smile. baby alec. >> and the hair. >> i have been to brooklyn six times. to visit that one. >> he looks like a troublemaker
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and i'm wondering where he got that from. anyway, it's memorial day, we do want to take a moment now to remember all the men and women who have bravely served this country. you're looking at the flags in place to honor them. sara as you know, lot of people see memorial day as well as the unofficial start of summer. >> it means, it's time to into shape. new series, weight loss win. this morning, we're revealing the hidden medical reasons why you may be struggling to lose weight. dr. jen ashton joins us live. >> sara, thanks for that. now, let's turn to amy with the morning rundown. >> good morning, everyone. the big story this morning, torrential rain and flooding turning deadly over this holiday
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weekend. prompting new evacuations, massimas massive swamps. the swollen river seen here from above is expected to crest at nearly 504 feet, second highest level ever. miserable conditions plaguing much of the east coast and abc's gio benitez is in rockaway beach with latest. gio, good morning. >> reporter: it's truly a memorial day washout on rockaway beach, all from tropical depression bonnie. this rain and fog, we'll see this over the next several hours and that's why flooding is a concern here right now. but let's take you to texas, some 20 inches of rain falling over the weekend. really cats stroifk weather killing at least six people and triggering emergency evacuations. right now, at least two people are missing. 37-year-old man was trying to help in those rescue efforts washed away and an 11-year-old boy in kansas also swept away
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when he fell into a creek. so, two people missing right now. at least six have been killed. this weather, here, in the northeast is going to continue on for several hours. it's going clear up and then pick up again tonight. so, serious weather all across this country, amy. >> all right, gio, thank you for that in houston, police are searching for a motive in a wild gun rampage that left eight people shot, two people dead. six people were wounded before a police s.w.a.t. officer shot him. turning to politics now and donald trump reaching out to veterans on this memorial day, he addressed bikers at a rally in washington pop vowing to rebuild the military and take care of veterans. he's also promising to announce the names of the charities that benefited from $6 million he raised for vets.
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meanwhile, bernie sanders is holding more rallies in california, calling that state's upcoming primary the big enchilada. hillary clinton marking the holiday by marching in a parade in her hometown. we're now hearing from the mother of that boy that fell into the enclosure at the zoo. he suffered a concussion but is otherwise okay. in a statement on facebook, his mother said, as a society, we're quick to judge how a parent could take their eyes off their child. i keep a tight watch on my kids. accidents happen. some dramatic video during this motorcycle race in spain. one rider spins out before another runs over, setting off a massive explosion. i amazingly no one was injured. finally, you may have to hit the snooze button again.
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"pop news." >> we're going to start here with these quick-thinking women now being called heroes for stepping in to save a stranger. three friends enjoying a night out noticed someone acting suspiciously and their did toigs speak up may have saved one woman's life. abc's lauren lyster. >> reporter: it was a hypothetical scenario on abc's what would you do. three women in los angeles say they saw it happen in real life and stopped a potentially dangerous date. a meme on facebook, don't roofie on our watch. you're at happy hour. having fun. what happens next in. >> i noticed a gentleman at the table next to me acting pretty suspicious. >> what did you think he was doing? >> i thought he was trying to
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lace her drink. >> reporter: the trio taking action. one finding the woman in the bathroom to tell her she thought something wasn't right. >> it was a weird, awkward thing to say, hi, i know that this is really weird. we saw the guy you're with put something in your drink. >> what did she say to you? >> he's one of my best friends. >> reporter: the manager saying the security footage kor rob baited their story. they arrested 25-year-old michael shue, planning to charge him with two felony counts. >> i'm completely filled with gratitude that we were able to help another woman out. >> reporter: according to the cdc, 1 in 10 women have been victims of rape and nearly half know the perpetrator.
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>> what inspired you to post this on facebook? >> if they say something it can make a difference. >> she said they are close friends. amy over to you now to our series, weight loss win, this morning the hidden medical conditions that may be keeping you from losing weight. one woman struggling for 15 years with countless diet until a doctor finally discovered what was wrong. >> reporter: they're a picture of perfection. behind the smile, a 15-year battle with weight loss. >> back when i was in middle school, i started gaining weight rapidly. i would work out. i was on several sports teams and i was still gaining weight. and i didn't understand why. i just thought it was puberty or genetics. >> reporter: she did everything
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right. eating a healthy diet and staying active, yet no one could diagnose why she couldn't lose the pounds. >> i would go to the doctor once a year and every year he tell me my weight is going up. >> reporter: it took five doctors to finally diagnose debbie. this doctor finally figuring out it was -- polycystic ovary syndrome. >> i was so frustrated that years had gone by and this went unnoticed at the same time, i felt so refreshed that i had answer. >> reporter: debbie switched to a paleo diet and was prescribed medicine to help with insulin
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resistance. her medical mystery turned into a weight loss win. >> within six months i lost 50 pounds. our lives are so much fuller now because i have answer and i'm so thankful for that. >> reporter: the diagnosis solving her struggle with infertility as well. >> i was able to get pregnant. we now have twins. that was a surprise. we wouldn't have these two precious boys if it weren't for that. >> what an incredible story. dr. jennifer ashton joins us now with more. we saw that diagnosis did for debbie. how common is this disorder? >> we call this the most common but least understood condition. 5% to 25% of women have the te
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teenage years. often times, blood hormone levels will point in this direction. some doctors will get a son gram. the key is making a diagnosis can it be properly managed. >> there are other conditions out there as well. >> three the most important for people to know about, sleep apnea, this is often missed. low thyroid or hyperthyroid and definitely depression. >> there are medications that medications if they're thinking they're having a weight problem, because this doesn't affect every patient and every single one of these medications. we're talking about antidepressants, anti-seizure medications. some diabetes medications and
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antihistamines. it's not about stopping them but a matter of looking at the entire picture so you can target the weight problem. >> what do you recommend for people who are struggling if. >> look, it's not as simple as eat less and move more. you need to think of the whole person, if possible someone should work with a knnutritioni. dan? now, though, to actress goldie hawn enjoying this holiday weekend in hawaii with her daughter kate hudtson and hr new co-star amy schumer. and abbie boudreau goes one-on-one with goldie hawn. >> reporter: goldie hawn never goes out of style. >> old people today used to be
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new people before they became old. >> reporter: from her early years on "laugh-in." to the first wives club. >> i'm an actress. >> reporter: now, after 13 years out of the spotlight, she's back, starring alongside hot new funny girl amy schumer. >> when i got this thing with amy schumer, i went, wait a minute. maybe one more time. but, i'm so excited about working with her. >> reporter: the 70 year young stunner following her daughter kate hudson's lead, recently joining instagram and loving it. >> the idea of being joyful and silly. >> reporter: and feeling joy and happiness is what goldie is all about. spending her years away from hollywood creating and developing a program called
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mindup. teaching students in school how to relax their mind. >> i brought neuroscientists in. >> reporter: it's now in six countries with nearly 1 million children part of the hawn foundation's mindup program. >> bullying has been go down. i'm working for something bigger than me. and maybe at the end of the day it might be bigger than anything i have ever done. >> reporter: a cause close to goldie's heart. going back to the start of her career. you had some anxiety issues in the industry. >> i reached a time when i was very anxious. i got picked out of a chorus line. suddenly i'm on television. i was feeling panicky. >> reporter: she began meditating in the '70s saying it
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helped her. >> kate is a strong person and our friendship has grown. but i won't separate kate from the rest of my family. because, we're all that way. >> reporter: and her more than 30-year-long relationship to actor kurt russell still going strong. the secret -- >> a mindful sense of self and the ability to make clear choices to stay together or choices not to. i think that's what makes a successful marriage. >> reporter: maybe the biggest takeaway from our conversation for those of us in search of happiness, how did you find happiness? >> it's about staying mindful about what makes you happy. >> reporter: for "good morning america," abbie boudreau, abc news, beverly hills. >> i know what makes me happy quoting overboard the entire time with sara haines. >> they weren't watching the story i was watching the story. >> so, i was fat and short. >> sorry.
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>> anyway, i actually don't know what they're talking about. so, ginger, please save me with the weather. >> i'm somewhere -- there's no place i would rather be than on this memorial we've got dairmingous -- dangerous weather brewing in parts of the plains, strong winds and large hail and tornados. that blows through and cooler weather moves in. look what else behind it. -- what's behind it. we're getting into the century mark in sacramento and las vegas. >> reporter: heat wave ended
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sunday, today we're dealing with showers, most of them by the coast. some of them heavy. the coastal areas where you're seeing the rain has the best chance of seeing this on and off in the afternoon. as we look at the airport, mostly cloudy skies. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast shows a warm high of 78 somewhat humid, but most of the rain in the morning across the region. the afternoon drier. down the shore, the rain holds on until the afternoon. >> please come back in immediately, ginger. >> yeah. >> just to torture dan time now for "pop news." i'm joined by toast the dog, this is my happy place who will be making a big announcement at the end of "pop news." first, when it comes to taking down online haters who do you call? melissa mccarthy. she stars in the upcoming all-female reboot of
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"ghostbust "ghostbusters" which has the most hated trailer on youtube. mccarthy brushing off the backlash by saying, i hope they find a friend. this cast is ridiculous. you can't say anything negative about it. the oscar nominee keeping it light, how may not be perfect but no one is. ghost busters opens on july 15th. i'll be there. >> i'll be there, too. >> good publicity for the movie. >> it ee's a totally different movie. a movie we'll all be quoting. we told you about jimmy kimmel's bold campaign to run for the presidency. he's made an interesting new campaign promise. let's take a look. [ laughter ] >> when i'm elected your vice
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president i promise not to waste taxpayers' money on ancient technology but modern technology like kardashian apps. >> sharing important american values right now. catch more campaign drama on his show. and finally what you've all been waiting for, toast the dog is here, first supermodel dog with over 355,000 followers on instagram. how did she do that? pret impressive for a pup. she's released her first book. toasthampton, how to summer in style. full of her favorite hot spots. oh, toast is a king charles spaniel rescued from a puppy mill. her author supports the work of
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the humane society. you're huge on rescue as well, dan. >> adopt an animal for pretty much free you can save a life and improve your own. >> look at toast. >> look at toast riding a horse that's pretty impressive. >> that's photo shop. >> the tongue is real. the tongue is real. we'll be right back. > good morning, 8:27 on this
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memorial day. i'm tamala edwards. matt pellman is in for karen rogers. he is starting on the schuylkill expressway. >> reporter: tam on this day when we remember an honor our fallen soldiers, many people have off work. the volume is showing that. it's empty on the schuylkill expressway eastbound go the tail lights zipping along. it's wet out there, and we've seen a number of accidents one on the pennsylvania turnpike eastbound close to fort washington partially blocking a lane there. if you're riding mass transit him everything is on a holiday schedule that means a sunday schedule and the dart buses aren't running today. tam. now, heavy rain moved through earlier this morning,
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but it won't be a washout. let's find out from david murphy. >> reporter: right now we have no rain on the terrace, tam. as you look at storm tracker 6 live double scan it has shifted toward the coast. a wet morning down the shore and areas close to the ocean. it's going to stay this way through the afternoon most of the rain south and east of philadelphia. 71 degrees currently it's muggy. this afternoon high of 78 degrees, mostly cloudy skies, rain mainly early, we can't rule out a shower or thunderstorm later today, but most of the action is down the shore. 85 the sun returning tomorrow, less humid and 81 on wednesday. if you want to see a list of what's owing gone on this memorial day go to, we have a list of what's been canceled and what's been changed. now we send you back to "g.m.a."
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. friday morning, get ready to party with pitbull. where? >> central park. are you ready for me? i will never get enough of "gma." >> only on "good morning america" summer concert series. >> this is going to be epic. >> friday. the feeling's mutual. we'll never get enough of pitbull. welcome back to "good morning america." he takes over central park for our big summer concert on friday. >> and this morning, as you get ready for your memorial day cookouts we got chef enrique olvera here and dan's with the soccer stars. >> these soccer stars aren't just going big on the field they're also winning on social media. joining us to share their secrets maurice edu, david villa
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and charlie davies from my hometown new england revolution. david, there was a phenomenal goal that you scored, i think we have a clip of it, tell us what it felt like when you scored the goal that our viewers are seeing right here. >> nice. >> good feelings. i was happy when i score a goal. and i think yesterday it was an amazing goal. >> it was an amazing goal. so, copa america starts on friday. we have the statue here. . who's going to win? >> before i answer that question, since you're from boston -- >> i am. >> i had to present you with a new england revolution jersey. >> thank you. you're the best. you're the best.
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>> to answer that question -- >> do you make them in smaller sizes? >> i think you can grow into this. >> this is not my morning between you and sara. >> i'm a supporter of my country and i believe in the guys. let's ask some social media questions. maurice, you have a pretty big instagram following, you have 400 pair of sneakers. you have been taking pictures of your kicks on instagram. >> the beauty of instagram and social media is you get to be yourself, authentic. i have grown up always liking sneakers. >> you married? >> no. >> so, most married guys probably don't have 400 sneakers. moving along before i get beat up by the soccer players. david, you got a huge twitter followers. you have more than steph curry.
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one of your favorite twitter photos up now, how do you maintain and engage your following if >> it's great for me to meet fans on social media. i try -- happy with my social media and it's nice for me. >> it's working. it's working. you're doing a good job. >> charlie for you we have a video question, take a look. >> congratulations, charlie. i'm curious -- >> the babies of course, who doesn't love a baby. but yeah the doctors and nurses at the hospital have done a fantastic job of raising our babies since they were premature and getting them to health. so, you know, now that they're almost ready to come home it's
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great. >> there was a meme that went viral of you lately. i think we got it right here. you dancing. can you re-create this. any chance you can re-create this. >> of course, of course. i'm a big dancer. >> there we go. i think we're going to put up a split shot. go for it. so -- >> well done. well done. i love it. >> you get paid extra this morning. gentlemen, great to have you on this morning. we'll send it back -- by the way, i should say the copa starts friday, june 3 rd. i'll be putting this on and swimming in it for the next several days. now to oscar nominee saoirse ronan. she recently sat down with our jesse palmer to talk about her
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transition from the big screen to the stage. >> reporter: she's one of hottest acting careers around. at 22 she already has twos on can car nominations and now she's captivating theater audiences in the crucible. she's here to describe it. >> she's got a reason to be the worst. i don't think it would be fair to say that she's simple, black and white villain. i think usually the best antagonist to begin with in the play, everything's taken away from her. she's desperate for a purpose and authority and things like that. >> this is your first time working on broadway, what's been the biggest surprise for you leaving the silver screen and now being here back in new york on broadway? >> i realize you could probably
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hear your voices. everything's so minimal i should be with it. it's different with theater, it has to be more physical and the stamina needed to keep that up every single day, six days a week is much greater. >> you just turned 22. >> yeah. >> happy birthday. >> a great age. >> i heard your 21st birthday was epic. >> it was the best. it went down for like two weeks. i have been to america since i was a kid. while i was a teenager and had legally been allowed to drink alcoholic beverages in ireland. i have been turned away from pubs in america. and so, as soon as i turned 21, i'm like, i'm going to go over there and i'm going to go into a bar and order a drink and
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there's nothing they can do to stop me. i went to a music festival which was fun. the next day i went to disneyland and it was honestly the most incredible experience. >> welcome back to new york city. i know you were born in the bronx. you moved to ireland and moved back. what it's like to be back? >> i love it. to come back here, i can be able to wander around the village and stuff 's wonderful. i just really i'm really in love with the city. >> the city's happy to have you back. if thank you so much for being back with us. >> thank you. the crucible is on broadway now. let's go outside to ginger. >> we're just chatting out here.
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from arkansas, celebrating 40th and 50th birthdays. i just gave you highest pollen lt across plains and the northeast. these ladies not feeling the pollen leaves. the main issue around philadelphia and kansas today. there's pockets there. >> reporter: all right, ginger we have rain down the shore and areas closer to the coast. it will be heavy on and off and throughout the morning and afternoon. sprinkles and showers closer to home. 78 is the high, most of the rain early today with the exception of the shore. episode. jojo fletcher has a myriad of
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suitors to select. >> chad's missing. >> where is chad? >> hi. what's going on? >> hey. >> hi. >> are you kidding me? >> hi. >> everybody's mouths collectively hit the floor. >> we don't know what his relationship with jojo is. >> that could get dramatic. watch an extended sneak peek on our website. amy. >> all right, ginger, thank you. coming up next -- the new cast of "roots" opens up about remaking that famous series.
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miniseries roots captivated americans on tv. "nightline's" byron pitts sat down with the cast. >> reporter: for eight consecutive nights in january 1977 a record-breaking 140 million americans watched a captivating mini series "roots" on abc. >> that's your african name. >> reporter: the now-iconic program followed several families enslaved in the south. shining a light on aspect. sparking poignant conversations across the country. >> can't imagine people, your ancestors would do this stuff. >> reporter: nearly 40 years later, roots has been redone for a new generation. the four-episode series premiers
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tonight on the history channel. i got to chance to sit down with the cast. i watched the original 1977 it made me angry and proud. when i watch your version it made me angrier and prouder. why take on this project? >> it's necessary to tell this story. >> this is one of the most respectful and ambitious portrayals of african hiess >> i you see it as an african story. >> it's an american story but it's also it would be din engeneralous that we can tell the history of american without telling the history of africans. because it's intertwined. >> i'm london borned. one of the biggest things i took
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from playing the character. >> reporter: he plays the brutal slave owner tom lee who fathers a child with one of the slaves. >> these guys were the part that made you proud. >> what do you know about children? >> what did you do to take on that role? >> i was the villain and i had to be as brutal as possibly could be. >> a moment in your performance that was particularly difficult? >> i think definitely for me, the hardest day in some respect was the whipping scene. this will bring about a sense of healing and clarity. >> reporter: for "good morning america," byron pitts, abc news. coming up next here on "good
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back now with the best dishes for your memorial day, chef enrique olvera is here. his restaurant pujol in mexico city is ranked 16th in the world and he stars in the netflix series "chef's table." take a look. >> most people in mexico will tell you that the best type -- it was a challenge for us. how can we make a better taco? ones that are sold in the streets. in order to produce a taco that's amazing you must understand how a taco is built. >> okay, so, i guess the question is, how do you build a
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better taco? >> you need flavor, very important that your sauce is extra spicy, that the tortillas have at lot of flavor. so, today, we're doing a tortilla that's made with poblamo peppers. we made dessert out of them, too. >> how are you keeping not losing the authenticity of this food because you're taking it up a level. >> i was born in mexico. >> so it's authentic -- >> it's easy for me to stay within a flavor profile. what's important in a taco, you have a little spice and a little acid and then you can plate with your food and you don't have to remain traditional. >> i don't want to rob america of this taco build. >> this is like a guacamole.
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>> i want to ask you guys to see if you can tell what the special ingredient is in the guac. do you want me to give you three options? asparagus, peas or kale? only one answer. you can't phone a friend. people, what is this? >> peas. >> kale? >> they're soccer players, people. >> i'm stumped. >> you got it wrong. >> nope. it's peas. >> of course, peas. >> well played. >> so, basically, the idea of putting peas into the guacamole it's about flavoring. >> i have a question from viewers posting if they want to
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get grilled flavor but don't have a grill at home on this memorial day what can they do? >> you can add a little into the oil. if you have vegetable, add a little, sit overnight and the oil will get the flavor. >> so, you can fake it until you make it? >> you can't fake it. that's the best option. >> now, we'll have you guys, i think amy -- where are my eaters? >> don't worry about it. >> ginger, ginger, amy. >> by the way, chef's table isn't just a cooking show we learn how you became a chef as well. >> we wanted to share the inspiration we have. i think it's a beautiful documentary about the chef and the team. >> how is that, ginger? >> it's delicious. i like that you put the flower
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on top? >> they're usually made with corn and that's what you would eat on a rainy afternoon in mexico. corn with mayonnaise and cheese. you take the corn off. >> it's really good. oh, my goodness. >> chef's table, streaming now on netflix. get these recipes on on yahoo!. thank you, enrique, ♪
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"good morning america" is brought to you by mcdonald's. i'm lovin' it. amy finished the bowl. >> no, i'm almost finished. >> thank you enrique for joining us. thank you for watching tomorrow. >> enjoy your memorial day. thanks for joining us. bye. >> bye! good morning, 8:56 memorial
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day, i'm tamala edwards let's head over to matt for a look at traffic. >> reporter: we're getting ready for parades and the parade of
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people coming back from the beach this afternoon. this morning we have a complications as you try to drive. like a broken down truck on i-95 in delco. no delays because the volume is light. still a crash on the pennsylvania turnpike eastbound at fort washington blocking the right lane, but with light volume speeds in the 60s. don't forget schedules are abnormal on mass transit. in most cases the sunday schedule, but the dart buses are not running on this memorial day holiday. let's head outside to david murphy what's it like for people heading out for a parade or memorial? >> reporter: cloudy skies and light misty drizzle on the terrace. as you look at storm tracker 6 live double scan, you can see the crux of the precipitation is down the shore and that's where it will be today, in and around the meade suburbs and i-95 corridor. there's a chance of a pop-up
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shower. down the shore you'll wait until the afternoon is over when you start to dry out. 71 degrees under the clouds, misty showers around on i-95 right now. the high today, 78 degrees, rain early with the exception of the shore cloudy in the afternoon. 85 and sunny tomorrow, tam. coming up today at noon we'll take you to the memorial day commemorations that are going down despite the soggy and damp weather. backlash after the cincinnati zoo killed a gorilla to protect a child who fell into the enclosure. others say it was not necessary to take the gorilla's life. we'll have more on both sides of the controversy. "live with kelly" is next. and we thank all those who gave their lives serving.
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>> it's "live with kelly." today, recording artist and superstar, mariah carey. and the newest toys for your summer fun in the sun. plus, from the hit series "empire," jussie smollet is kelly's holiday co-host, all next on "live." [captioning made possible by espn, inc.] >> and now here are kelly ripa and jussie smollett. ♪


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