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good morning, america. new overnight. hillary clinton clamor. the candidate's regrets about saying this. >> you could put half of trump's supporters into what i call the basket of deplorable. >> donald trump pouncing. the brand-new poll numbers. what they e reveal about the campaign this morning. the new zika concerns. the head of the cdc calling out congress. calling out telling them to act on a spending bill. >> by the end of this month, we'll be out of money to respond effectively. >> the fears about what will happen if the funding dries up. as more planes take to the sky for spraying. new safety measures. what the airlines are doing in response to the concerns over those exploding lithium batteries in samsung's galaxy note 7. the in-flight announcements. but is that going far enough to
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keep passengers safe? and remembering 9/11. 15 years now since the unthinkable. >> put your mask on. put your mask on. >> the attacks on american soil that changed so much. >> today, our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack. >> a nation united in grief but not defeated. and the question we, as a country, are asking this morning, are we any safer today? good morning, america. and many of us may be waking up with the same thought this morning. it's so hard to believe it's been 15 years since 9/11. >> so many of us remember exactly where we were the moment that we heard the news 15 years ago. today, as we look now at the 9/11 memorial in lower manhattan. the thousands of victims and first responders will be honored.
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>> we'll have much more on the anniversary throughout the show. but as we all know, it comes in the middle of an extraordinarily heated presidential campaign. there are new developments in that race this morning. >> hillary clinton is now walking back her controversial comment that half of trump's supporters can be put in a quote basket of deplorables. republicans, including trump, are pouncing on this. >> a brand-new abc news/"washington post" poll shows the race is tightening. she's ahead, 46-41, but that is within the margin of error. >> we kick off our coverage with devin dwyer in washington for us this morning. good morning, devin. >> reporter: good morning, paula. it wasn't the first time that clinton referred to some of trump's supporters as deplorable. hillary clinton expressed rare regret this morning but offering
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no apology for her comments. >> you could put half of trump's supporters into what i call the basket of deplorables. >> reporter: in statement released saturday, she said, i regret saying half. that was wrong. i won't stop calling out bigotry and racist rhetoric. donald trump and republicans are on fire with outrage for what she told her donors. >> the racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, islamophobic, you name it. >> reporter: in the statement, trump calls it a grotesque attack on american voters that manges her incapable of representing all voters. running mate mike pence put it this way. >> hillary, they are not a basket of anything. they are americans. and they deserve your respect. >> reporter: the clinton campaign says she was only talking about the trump supporters who have openly advocated hateful views. >> the other basket of people are the people that feel the
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government has let them down. and they're desperate for change. >> reporter: republicans see echoes of fund-raiser gaffes of the past. like mitt romney's private rebuke of the 47% backing obama. >> who are dependent on government, who believe they are victims. >> reporter: and obama's remark that his opponents are bitter. >> they cling to their guns or religion. >> reporter: while trump has avoided attack on clinton supporters, he's not always been kind. >> and her supporters have very little enthusiasm. >> reporter: despite clinton's regrets for some of her words, her campaign manager is digging in on her broader message, saying trump's quote offensive views and extreme it allies are deplorab deplorable. >> for more, let's bring in george stephanopoulos. who will be hosting "this week" a little later this morning. >> good morning, guys. >> good morning to you, george. trump is counting on this. he said hillary just had her 47% moment.
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>> she had to say she regretted using the word half. but it was very much a sorry, not sorry statement from hillary clinton. i mean, i think -- it was gaffe. she would have preferred not to have made it. but you saw in her statement, when she doubled down on all the things she finds deplorable. she believes that in the end, what she's going to have to do, even if this firms up donald trump support, she'll use to it energize her supporters as well. there's a number in our poll that show this is is necessary. 46% of trump supporters are very enthusiastic right now. only 33% of hillary clinton supporters are very enthusiastic. i think she's hoping that bringing up things like this are going to fire them up. >> she's up by five points. that's within the margin of error. the numbers have tightened in recent weeks. should this be making team clinton nervous? >> it's a relatively steady lead. it was eight points about a month ago. that's within the margin of error, as well.
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she has an enthusiasm problem right now. making sure her supporters don't drift away to the third and fourth party candidates gary johnson and jill stein. as donald trump firms up his support with his supporters. donald trump has firmed himself up among republicans right now. i think hillary clinton has to be concerned about that. if you look that she has an even larger lead over registered voters, she has to do something to get the people inclined to vote for her but not there yet mobilized. >> george has a big show this morning on the anniversary of 9/11. he'll speak to the homeland security secretary as well as former new york city major rudy giuliani. that's coming up on "this week" later this morning on abc. thank you, george. we want to move to today's somber anniversary. it's been 15 years since the september 11th attacks. and those attacks changed our way of living as americans. the victims are being recommended today. david wright is in lower manhattan this morning. david, good morning to you.
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>> reporter: good morning, paula. hard to believe it's been 15 year since that bright september morning when terrorism tragically changed the skyline in lower manhattan and utterly transformed the world in which we live. like pearl harbor was for our parents and grandparents, 9/11 is a date that will live in infamy. >> we just got a report in that there's been some sort of an explosion at the world trade center in new york city. >> reporter: 91% of american adults remember exactly where they were or what they were doing the moment they heard the news. >> there is chaos in new york at the moment. not one but two incidents as charlie and diane have ably reported. the second at 9:03. television was on live. you could see what was clearly a jet aircraft flying into the second tower. >> reporter: the nation transfixed. as the twin towers came down in a matter of hours.
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after 19 hijackers trained by al qaeda commandeered four u.s. passenger planes. the terrorists attacked the pentagon that day. and a fourth jet that might have been aimed at the white house or the u.s. capital crashed in a field in shanksville, pennsylvania. nearly 3,000 people died on 9/11. more than 6,000 injured. that day sent a generation to war. and brought lasting changes on the home front. we've spent roughly $1 trillion making america safe. often at a cost to civil liberties. putting all americans under surveillance to one degree or another every time we board an airplane or use our smartphones. today, hillary clinton lays a wreath at the memorial. she was a freshman senator from new york on the day of the attacks. donald trump plans to pay his respects too. the debate over how best to keep us all safe is at the heart of their presidential race.
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the statistics show your chance of being killed in a terrorist attack now are about 1 in 4 million. statistically, you're much more likely to die in a car crash or in a random street shooting. the shadow of 9/11 looms as large as that building, the tallest in manhattan. the replacement of those twin towers. preventing another 9/11 remains job number one for any u.s. president. dan? paula? >> abc news has teamed up with american heroes channel for a special documentary airing tonight. 9/11, as we watched. a look back at the events of september 11th as they unfolded. we're going to move on to the man who tried to assassinate ronald reagan back in 1981. this morning, he's a free man. john hinckley jr. released from a psychiatric hospital, for good this time. now living with his mom in virginia. sunny hostin is here with more. >> reporter: good morning. at the time of the the shooting, hinckley was 25 years old and had an obsession with actress jodie foster.
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medical experts saying he's stable, he no longer poses a danger to himself or others. this morning, john hinckley is a free man. released from a psychiatric hospital in washington, d.c., 35 years after his failed assassination attempt on president ronald reagan. [ gunfire ] >> reporter: the 61-year-old will now live with his mother in this gated community in suburban williamsburg, virginia. >> i would feel very differently about this if i had to live on the same street as he did. >> reporter: hinckley was found not guilty by reason of insanity after firing his revolver six times at reagan, injuring the president and press secretary james brady. but in july, a federal judge ruled the would-be assassin is no longer a danger to himself or the public. his attorney telling abc news hinckley continues to regret the suffering he caused others.
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>> because mr. hinckley has shown the court that he can obey the rules and regulations set out by the judge, it's time to try and see how he does on his own without coming back to st. elizabeth. >> reporter: he may have a number of privileges in his new life, including a driver's license and freedom to travel alone within 30 miles of his home. his release is bound by several conditions. >> he has a gps on his phone so they know where he's at all the time. any movements he makes. any website he wants to go on, he's got to get permission to do so. >> reporter: hinckley must report to a psychiatric team in virginia and continue to undergo treatment or could be sent back on the hospital. >> he'll be living with his mother. 61 years old, but he'll be living with her. >> that's right. his mother is 90 years old. >> thank you, sunny. the fight against zika is getting a stark and shocking assessment from the head of the centers for disease control, the
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cdc, dr. thomas friedman. he's telling congress that if they do not act now on zika funding, the consequences will be financially felt for decades. eva pilgrim is here with the story. eva, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, paula. the fight against zika is running up against a major wall. this morning, the director of the cdc make age public plea for help, predicting dire consequences if nothing is done. the battle to eradicate zika wages in south florida. taking to the sky this morning, amidst concerns that the money needed to fund more missions like this is drying up. >> by the end of this month, we'll be out of money to respond effectively. >> reporter: at the same time congress looks to end the gridlock over a zika funding bill that may get another vote this week. >> this is an issue we're going to have to resolve this month. >> reporter: there are 56 locally transmitted cases of zika in south florida. 84 pregnant women have been infected. and despite all the spraying, the city announcing a fourth mosquito pool tested positive for infected mosquitos in miami beach. >> in the coming weeks and
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months, we'll see a he those who live in miami beach, concern this morning. those numbers could grow if the fight has to be scaled back due to a lack of funding. >> i have to spray my son two or three times. he looks like a gl many more unb will be affected? >> reporter: health officials telling us it can cost over $10 million to take care of a child born with microcephaly over their lifetime. they're still trying to figure out what happens to babies exposed to zika in the womb. but no question, these are decisions that have the potential to impact us for decades to come. >> and so many families, as well. eva, thank you. appreciate it. time to check the other news this morning. we go to ron.
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>> good morning to you, dan and paula. good morning, everyone. we begin in syria. the news of an impending cease-fire was followed by a day of intensive air strikes by government forces that killed and injured dozens in aleppo. at least 37 people in idlib died there. the cease-fire between government and rebel forces that was negotiated by the u.s. and russia is due to start on monday. back here in the u.s., multiple decks collapsed and pancaked at an off-campus house party near trinity campus in connecticut. no one was reported seriously injured. authorities say it appears the third floor deck fell on to the second deck, which then crashed down. the wooden decks appeared to be old and deteriorated. a florida teen who got in trouble earlier this year for allegedly posing as a doctor, he's under arrest again, this time in virginia charged with
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various counts of fraud. he was arrested at a car dealership after allegedly trying to buy a luxury vehicle. police say he lied about his income and he tried to get an elderly woman to co-sign on his loan without her permission. this woman in this famous 1945 photograph, that photograph known as "the kiss," she has died. greta zimmer freedman was 21 when a soldier she never met grabbed and kissed her. she died in a virginia hospital this past week. she was 92. and in women's tennis, a new number one player in the world. not paula. it's angelique kerber of germany who captured the u.s. open. on saturday. and with that win, dislodging serena william as the top ranked woman's player in the world. she defeated karolina pliskova, two sets to one. kerber is now a two-time grand slam champion. from the world of college football, central michigan upsetting oklahoma state on the
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final play of the game. a play that should not have even happened. because of a penalty called on oklahoma state with no time left, central michigan was allowed to run one final play with no time on the clock. see it there. a hail mary pass and a lateral that leads to -- >> yep, he could go all the way. >> -- central michigan winning, 30-27. after the game, the officials say they made a mistake. central michigan should not have been awarded the play. doesn't matter. the result stands. >> why? >> it's complicated. but it has to do with when there's a penalty at the end of the game, allows for a loss of down, the game ends. so they had a penalty for -- for -- you know -- that should not have allowed the game to continue. >> you can't end on a defensive penalty either. >> let me just say, i don't understand, but i disagree. i disagree. >> it's weird that they can't overturn the result. because the referees were wrong. >> they admit after the game they were wrong. >> they admitted it. they were wrong. central michigan wins.
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>> to make for more excitement on the second weekend of college football. >> by the way you survived. >> and you had great coverage from game day yesterday. >> he was having a good time. >> it was the battle of bristol. it started at 7:00 a.m. eastern time. what a game last night as well. brought down trees which took down power lines and this morning there are folks that are without power in advance of the storm system or cold front that will be pushing across the northeast. look at the numbers right now. these are temperatures at 7:00 a.m. eastern time, 77 degrees in new york city, 55 in chicago. here comes the cooler, drier air coming in across the east. there will be showers and thunderstorms with us north of new york city, and then widespread sunshine. the beaches in the great lakes could be rough with winds there. a weak disturbance in the gulf of mexico, showers expected i-10
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across the florida peninsula. speaking of tropics we have disturbed weather, this one is way out in the atlantic, the computer model shows it going out to sea. by the way if you live in the west coast, it's a beautiful day for the first day of the nfl season. here's the local forecast. >> reporter: good morning, everyone i'm meteorologist chris sowers, with this accuweather update. double scan live is clear, a few spritzes and sprinkles across the northern and western suburbs, that's about it. as we look outside, we are looking at the philadelphia international airport. lots of clouds upstairs. that's the front crossing the viewing area. it will bring refreshing changes today. 87 degrees today. tomorrow stunning lye of 82.
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>> love september. >> it took that entire time for ron to explain to us what happened at the end of that oklahoma game. >> coherently. >> i still don't understand it. i admire ron maintaining his objectivity when it comes to the yankees. what which will never happen. love you, ron. today marks the kickoff to the nfl season. teams will be taking a moment to remember september 11th. it comes amidst the clamor of those protesting the national anthem. and espn's tony reali is on the story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dan. it's been three weeks since colin kaepernick first protested the national anthem. since then, three players have joined him by kneeling on the sideline. with the league planning a tribute to the 15th anniversary of september 11th, the spot light is firmly on those sidelines. and one team is ready to make a statement.
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this morning, the seattle seahawks announcing they'll stand together and link arms in unity during the national anthem. wide receiver doug baldwin and quarterback russell wilson among the players tweeting out this video message. >> we honor those who have fought for the freedom we cherish. >> reporter: honoring the fallen and the fight for justice. >> and we stand to ensure the riches of freedom and the security of justice for all people. >> reporter: a sunday full of tributes in the nfl's opening weekend. first responders, hometown heroes and members of the military will be on the field in stadium ace cross the country to honor the heroes of 9/11. this marine corps drill team with one last practice before taking the field at the titans game. >> the nfl, by simply recognizing 9/11 in this way, have already embraced politics. colin kaepernick is just adding a different wrinkle to it. >> reporter: the nfl anticipating demonstrations, too, as players follow colin kaepernick's lead. refusing to stand for the national anthem. >> as long as whatever protest they do has dignity and respect in it, i think it will be powerful.
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>> reporter: in a video seen by millions today, nfl players past and present joining together. in a refrain. >> football is america. >> football is america. >> football is america. >> reporter: that video, along with tribute videos at each stadium from presidents obama and george w. bush, a reminder of where the nfl and the country were 15 years ago and where they are today. >> this is serious. some of the guys, the nfl players have lost sponsorships over -- protesting. >> yes, but at the same time, colin kaepernick's jerseys are number one in sales. we heard from doug baldwin talking about how, on september 11th this country may not have been more unified. that's not exactly the case 15 years later. >> it's not. >> and by happenstance, the niners don't play today. >> they play monday night. so kaepernick, should he do another protest, it couldn't be on september 11th. coming up here on "gma," the murder suspect who bolted from a courtroom in florida back behind bars. the extraordinary letter he
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i'm nydia han. let's go outside to meteorologist chris sowers with accuweather. you're inside, chris. >> reporter: it's too humid out there. we have a cold front pushing through, relief is pushing across the western suburbs as i speak. it will feel better afternoon lunchtime today. 87 degrees is the forecasted
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high today. lowering humidity levels, tomorrow, is a gem, high ever 82. tuesday, sunny, high of 84. wednesday is the hot day, 92. thursday, friday, saturday, all look comfortable again, 79, 82 and 85. nydia. >> that's it for "action news," we're back in a half-hour. stay tuned for more "good morning america." 0 he few e pentagon.
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more commemorations at ground zero. they're happening all across the country, at shanksville, pennsylvania, and other areas. we'll have continuing coverage of the 15th anniversary of 9/11 coming up on "gma." >> we said it earlier. this is a day so many people remember exactly where we were. hard to believe it's been 15 years. as we said, much more coming up. we're going to start here, though, with a really bizarre story about a murder suspect who escaped from a courtroom. >> he's back behind bars and wrote a letter to the judge explaining why he did it. >> reporter: it was a bold and daring move. one moment, the accuse ed murder
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dayonte resiles was in the courtroom. the next, he had broken free and fled. in a letter to the trial judge, he provides an extraordinary reason for his daring escape. this morning, the florida inmate who dashed out of a courtroom said he did to it prove he's innocent. dayonte resiles caught on courtroom surveillance cameras bolding out of a florida courtroom back in july. >> do you know if the courthouse is on lockdown? >> 10-4, it's on lockdown. >> reporter: resiles escaping out of a broken courtroom door. he allegedly broke out of his handcuffs and shed his jailhouse attire. he insists he's innocent of the 2014 killing of 59-year-old jill halliburton sue. he sent this letter to the judge. i want to apologize for escaping from your courtroom. i hope you don't take it personal. police say he was hiding out in a local motel after he escaped.
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he was captured six days later after a statewide man hunt. >> our members of the broward sheriff's department were relentless. they were nonstop. >> reporter: in a jailhouse letter, resiles said he wanted to gather information in his case. i just wanted time to prove my innocence. i felt i was at a dead end with nowhere to turn to. i tried to appeal to everyone to prove to them that i was innocent. but my voice went unheard. also in that letter, he said he was looking for evidence to prove his innocence. he asked that the judge treat him fairly. his lawyer's filed a motion for the judge to be removed. why? because he witnessed resiles escape. >> a bold move. a move that didn't work. let's send things to rob for another look at the weather. hi, rob. >> hi, paula. hi, dan. got a treat for you. this is mt. rainier. just south side of seattle.
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take a look at the time lapse, the cloud itself rises later in the day, these are confused to be ufos, it happens during a stable atmosphere. it forces the air up and looks like a pancake cloud there, cool stuff. we have fire warnings from las vegas to salt lake city. breezy conditions in the northwest and inner mountain west, as well. that will kick up the wind. we have that advisory because of that. might see snow across northern montana. look at fresno's high 95, getting to 78 on tuesday. phoenix, dropping down into the comfortable 90s, maybe below 90 in las vegas, wave of cool air coming across the northeast and the northern plains and by thursday of this week we'll see temperatures in the 30s and 40s in spots across the
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northeast. that's a check what's going on nationally. here's what's going on where you live. >> reporter: let's see the waves coming we need the cooler air. good morning, everybody, i'm meteorologist chris sowers. warm to start, drier air working in this afternoon, highs today around 87. away? >> it doesn't smell that bad. >> no, it doesn't. no, it doesn't. not yet. thank you. coming up on "gma," growing concerns over samsung galaxy note 7 phones. the new safety procedures being taken by some airlines. but can they be enforced? taken by some airlines. but it only removes surface stains, and clinical tests show that it only provides about a half-shade of whitening. colgate optic white high impact white is different.
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we turn to the new safety measures being taken by the airlines. the fallout from samsung's troubles with its brand-new galaxy note 7 phones. >> the drastic measures are being taken after those frightening reports of the batteries overheating and catching fire. will passengers comply?
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is there legal recourse if they don't? abc's gloria riviera has more. >> reporter: passengers boarding american airlines flights will hear this announcement warning about galaxy note 7 phones. the federal aviation administration advises these devices remain powered off and not connected to any power source while on board the aircraft. they join at least four other domestic carriers stepping up safety warnings over the exploding devices. >> everybody that has one has an inherent reason not to turn it on. for their own safety as well as the safety of the other passengers. >> reporter: samsung is now urging anyone who owns a note 7 not to turn it on at all. with some safety groups calling for an outright ban on the recalled smartphone. >> i think it's pretty scary. i think people need to be very cautious. >> reporter: experts say if officials declare the device a prohibited item, it would be up to the honor system for passengers to comply.
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>> it won't be easy to enforce the ban. they have to go through more check procedures. where are they going to get the people? >> reporter: this is the latest in what has been a difficult week for the south korean tech giant who have confirmed 35 cases so far of its lithium ion batteries failing, resulting in burnt phones and possibly this jeep bursting into flames. gloria riviera, abc news, washington. >> a frustrating time for the people owning these phones. >> especially whether or not the airlines can enforce it. you think about it. your entire life is on this phone. if you have to turn it in. you can't turn it on, what a huge, huge inconvenience. >> massive. rob said he heard the announcement on a plane yesterday. >> oh, wow. >> it's for real. coming up on "good morning america," we have more of our team coverage on 9/11. stay with us. while hpv clears up for most, that wasn't the case for me.
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>> announcer: this is an abc news special report. 9/11, america remembers. now reporting, george stp. stephanopoulos. >> good morning, on this 15th anniversary of 9/11, we're coming on air to remember the victims of the attacks and the thousands who have sacrificed their lives in the wars that followed. there's the scene at ground zero now. family members from the 2001 and 1993 attacks have gathered. you see the freedom tower in the background there. as the brooklyn youth chorus has just fin i should the narnl anthem.
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bag pipe frrs from the new york city police department will be playing the ballad, gary owen. you see the flag right there. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ home of the brave >> a moment of silence will be observed at 8:46. that is the time american airlines flight 11 struck the north tower of the world trade center. one of six throughout the day. a ceremony at the pentagon will be attended by president obama. and that field in shanksville, pennsylvania, where united flight 93 on course to hit the capit capitol, was brought down by heroic passengers. in just a moment, we'll go back to ground zero for that moment of silence. the bag pipers exit. bells will toll throughout the
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city of new york, all across the country. to remember the victims of that fateful day. ♪ >> one bell will toll to mark the moment. [ bell tolls ] [ moment of silence ]
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[ moment of silence ] >> good morning. my name is jerry. my dad -- >> and now, family members of the fallen will read the names of the victims as we see freedom tower again. david wright is in the shadow of that tower right now. we also saw in that moment of silence, david, hillary clinton, donald trump, many other dignitaries gathered this morning. but this is mostly about the families. >> reporter: george, this is a scene of remembrance and also of resolve. you have families of the victims, families of the first responders. first responders themselves and
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political leaders, as you mentioned, hillary clinton and donald trump here for this moment of remembrance. this is the first of six moments of silence that we'll have today. two for each of the planes that hit the towers. two for when the towers came down. one for the pentagon and one for flight 93 that crashed in shanksville, pennsylvania. we'll hear the bell of hope. the chapel of st. paul's. it served as a sanctuary for the people in the immediate aftermath hard to believe it's 15 years since these events took place. >> i'm join bid commissioner ray kelly, former commissioner of the new york city police department. thank you for joining us. you were commissioner in 1993 when the world trade center was first hit and again in 2002 as new york recovered from those attacks. that tragic day hit so many in your department so hard.
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>> absolutely. it still has jolting effects in the department. 343 firefighters, 37 port authority police officers. 23 new york city police officers lost their lives. and the department respond in a very robust way to address the challenges in 2002 that faced the bloomberg administration. we devoted over 1,000 police officers to counterterrorism. we deployed individuals overseas. for new york city. and, thank god, no major attack has happened. not only in new york city but in the country with the exception of the lone wolf attacks in orlando and in san bernardino. >> that is a different kind of threat right now, 15 years later. so much harder to defend against. >> you're right. much more difficult. they've developed a trade craft to keep their actions secret. and, we're going to face this type of threat for a long time to come.
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unfortunately. i think the big complex plan such as 9/11 is something that we're much safer against, guarding against. the intelligence community is very much focused on the issue. local police are engaged in the fight. we're reducing their footprint in the middle east. all of these things makes it much more difficult to put a complex plan in place. >> such a difficult problem. commissioner kelly, thank you for joining us. we see the freedom tower right there. we saw the white house, president obama observing the moment of silence there. he'll be at the pentagon later this morning to observe the moment of silence when that institution was hit. we'll have moments of silence at shanksville, pennsylvania. 15 years ago this morning, the attacks of 9/11. i'm george stephanopoulos in new york. have a good day.
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disaster. but, of course, the pentagon was also hit. and a plane went down in a field in shanksville, pennsylvania. we want to thank you for joining us. george will be back soon with a special edition of "this week." have a great sunday. take care. >> good morning to you i'm gray hall. >> i'm nydia han coming up on "action news" sunday morning, we remember the lives lost in the terror attack 15 years ago today. >> plus, the new eagles season begins today with a home opener at the linc, we'll have a live report from south philadelphia. >> reporter: cooler air knocking on the door, the heat wave comes
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>> never forget, the country made that vow 15 years ago when
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terror attacks brought down the twin towers in new york and hit the pentagon in washington and brought down a plane in the fields of shenksville, somerton county. today we remember the lives lost. >> remembrances are underway for the 3,000 victims who died on this day 15 years ago. >> we want to take you live to ground zero in manhattan with a service got underway at 8:46. a moment of silence is held today, now the name of each victim is being read allowed. abc marcy gonzalez joins us live with more on today services. good morning, marcy. >> reporter: good morning, nydia and gray, from the moments of silence to the reading of the names, this is an annual tradition so many families gathered today,


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