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these are going to much lighter. in fact, the snow showers will not demicrosoft more than an inch or two on the grassy surfaces from detroit to pittsburgh tore charleston. as we jump ahead to the weekend, we're warmimi things back up. high pressure is in control. cold ker air bottled up to the north streamingll the warm air in. next week, looks like the colder air will make a quick return. reena, kendis, back to you. a new video showing how badly ancient ruins have been damaged by isis.. the destruction at palmyra must worse than previously thought including monuments at the valley of the tombs,part of an ancient roman city. this video was splugalled out of syria and obtained by swedish tv. >> a cease-fire is set to go into effect in that country saturday although isis and other groups are nowow covered by the agreement.
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establish a so-called safe zone nep northern syria to protect syrians fleeing their homes. if the cease fire fails. secretary of state john kerry told top lawmakers would require up to 30,000 u.s. ground troops to maintain >> in colorado, three sheriff's deputies shot while serving an eviction notice. last night a vigil was held in his honor@ south of denver. nate kerrigan was killed when the homeowner opened fire on the buttons. he homeowner also died in the shoot-out. the oovictions has been considered high risk. mystery at a federal office in the san francisco bay area. the customsen and border protection office in almeda was evacuated after an employee opened an informing containing white powder. thee people complained of feeling a sick but a search turned up nothing suspicious and the office was deemed safe
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centerer for disease contntl. this year's flu vaccine is doing better than last year's. it is 59% effective. that's a big improvement from last winter's vaccine, only about 20% effective. our flu season has been mild arer this year but it has not peaked as yet. audgen new york city clear the way for salt warnings to be placed on many menus. those distinctive warnings must be posted bid large chain restaurants and fast food outlets by next tuesday. if they don't comply, they could be fined up to $600. the national restaurant association challenged the warnings whihi will appear on itits containing more than the recommended daily dose of sodium. >> michelle obama called it a bittersweet event an the white house last night. the final timim the o omas were helping honor one of america's
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>> the president paying tribute to the late ray charles who he said matcheds his piano playing with a one-of-a-kind choice. usher raymond was among the artists performing "georgia on my mind." oh georgia, northern peace, no peace i find just an old sweet song, yeah, keeps georgia on my mind >> i very nice there. demi low ratto, yolanda adams and the band perry also performed. the event will broadcast on pbs tomorrow night. >> nothing like a little ray charles in the morning. president obama calling him having a rare ability to collapse our weightest emotions into a sickle note.
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>> so well put. ray charles passed away in 2004. still remembered. coming up "the mix," the most attractive jobs for men and women according to tinder. >> our first look at the dazzling stage and luxurious backstage at the oscars of course, getting everything ready for sunday night. and the woman accuses of a murder for hire scheme insists she never planned to havav her husband killed. wait until you hear her explanation. >> you've got to check out our behind the scenes picks on instagram. you're watching "world news now." your heart loves omega-3s. but there's a difference between the omega-3s in fish oil and those in megared krill oil. unlikekeish oil, megared is easily absorbed by your body... ...which makes your heart, well, mega-happy. happier still, megared is proven to increase omega-3 levels in 30 days. megared.
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south dakota's governor has till march 1st to decide whether to sign a bill requiring students to use bathrooms and locker rooms matchinin their birth geer. advocates for transgender rights rallied at the capitol and met with the governor urging veto. if the bill is signed, south dakota would become the first state to enact such a law. similar legislation is also pending in at least 22 other states. and indianapolis man has been convicted of blowing up a house for the insurance money. two next dooreighbors were killed. dozens of people were hurt and more than 80 homes destroyed in the explosion and fire as part of the testimony, jurors heard a tape recording as one of the victims begged for help in the last moments of his life. he eventually burned to death. the man found guilty bob leonard
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chance of parole. >> we turn to the dramatic murder for hire playing out in west palm beach, fl. dip lit tote is serving 20 years for allegedly hiring a hit man to kill her husband. >> now she's back in court testifying for the first time what police caught her doing on tape was an act. here's abc's linzie janis. >> dahlia dippolito is facing a retrial for hiring a hit man to kill her husband of six months. >> i was afraid. >> her 2011 guilty verdict was overturned dueue to a tainted jury pool snee threatened to hurt me and hurt my family. >> you know, he gets two in the head. >> i'm positive. >> she says she was simply acting during this video from a script that dahlia, her then husband michael and former love muhammad had all written for an
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to post on social media. >> you can post it online so you can get publicity. >> on social media so we can try to get an acting job from it. >> so this is acting? >> yes. >> reporter: but prosecutors say that was no can the and allege she paid an undercover cop posing as a hit manan3,000 to kill her husband, the real act investigators say was her reaction to these south fl police officers telling her this lie. >> i'm sor[y to tell you, ma'am, he's's been killed. >> no. >> but her lawyer claims the police were setting her up for an appearance on the reality show "cops." whether you like her or not, she's entitled to the same constitutional rights as you and i. this case is about a police department that tossed her under the bus for purposes of getting fame on a cops t tshow. >> r rorter: linsey davis, abc news, new york. coming up in our next half
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croom drama playing out in the nashville, tennessee this week. the emotional testimony of the father of erin andrews and how his daughter as a stalker has devastated her life. >> as the clock ticks down to oscar sunday, preps kicking into high gear.
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"world news now." it's getting exciting. three days away from hollywood's biggest night of the year. >> so the yards and yards of red carpet are being laid outside the dolby theater in hollywood, but thi morning, we're getting our first peek inside of the theater. and backstage.
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>> it's a bird's eye view of production as crews continually add more finishing touches to the red carpet. that's what's happening outside the dolby theater. but what's going on inside? this is derek mcclain's fourth year as production designer for the oscars. this year the set design celebrates '70s glam and that takes lots of spark. using more than 200,000 swarovski crystals and all the dederative elements. the glittering stage will be eye popping for audiences both at home and in the dolby theater. >> of course, you want it to feel glamorous for the people in the room. this celebrates their night, their celebration but at the same time so many more people are seeing it on television that we try to be pretty disciplined about really paying attention to what we're seeing on the tv monitors and not with our naked eyes. >> the production team has a
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change things at the last minute. >> there's not a thing we don't look at and go how can we make that better. >> of backstage thereen room. stars who need a little break from the hub bub can come here to relax and enjoy the laid back atmosphere. >> there may not be any actual windows here but this is still a room with a view. idea of this year's green room was inspired by the look and feel of the late 20th century home high in the hills of hollywood. >> this qs george pen knack yoeg reporting for abc news. >> geez, i'd like to move in. >> abc is the place to be on oscar night. live coverage starts sunday 597:00 eastern, 4 pacific. tune in to "world news now" next monday morning for a full and entire wrap-up into do you know who the most nominated person is?
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>> no, the composer of star barpz he's had a few more nominations. you noech who has the most? walt disney. >> oh. >> 59. >> uncle walter senator uncle walt. very nice. well deserved. more coming up. >> important message for residents age 50 to 85. write down this number now. right now, people are receiving this free information kit for guaranteed acceptance life insurance with a rate lock through the colonial penn program. if yououre on a fixed income, learn about affordable whole life insurance that guarantees your rate can never increase for any reason. if youid not receive your information, call thihinumber now. your acceptance is guaranteed, with no health questions. stand by to learn more. >> i'm alex trebek, here to tell you about a a pular life insurance plan with a rate lock that locks in your rate for life
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steal someone's campaign logo because it's not affiliated with the campaign. apparently he sold $3,000 worth of pipes. get your $300 from the ki >> i'm sure bernie sanders is just fine with the support. >> he believes in n e contributions from the little folks. apparently burn one for bernie. he has his own slogan. >> apparently stoneware company.com. >> there you go. anywhere you can make money for the campaign i'm sure bernie would be fine with that. so you know tinder if you swipe to the right, then you've had succeses you like that person. so they did a survey of the professions that most garner swipes to the right. can you guess what they are for men? >> no. >> pilot. >> pilot. >> you notice that somebody's a pilot. you're more likely to swipe right. other men ones founder entrepreneur, firefighter, doctor,, tv personality.
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this is why you love the tinder. >> number four. the tinder. the tinder. for women, by the way, physical therapist is number one. interior designer. >> okay. >> and founder entrepreneur, as well. >> but not tv personality. >> not tv personality. why is that. >> they're a dime a dozen. >> they're a dime a dozen. >> you won't go near them. >> they're not dateable material. >> oh, man, not even for the anyway. >> i like you always give me your tinder update. i enjoy that. i feel i know the tinder now. how about moving onn to caring and sharing. apparently some panda bears didn't quite get that. look at this, having a bamboo road snack. the little guy trying to get in on the snack but the big guy sticking hisoot up. trying to block him. from getting in. >> gin me some. i want some. >> what goes up. >> no, no, no. going to smack him away. there you gogo nott all. not sharing.
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so he's just known for his personality. for all these funny faces he makes when they're taking pictures of him. >> absolutely.
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>> that will be this morning on "world news now, >> this morning on "world news now," furious storms, killer tornadoes from the gulf coast to virginia and the snowstorm that canceled hundreds of flights in the midwest. the human toll and today's clean-up. >> speaking out, apple's ceo tim cooke reveals his side of the story as the justice department orders his company to unlock a terrorist locked iphone. it's an ababnews exclusive. >> and new this half hour, astronaut scott kelly's record-setting year in space. it's almost over. >> what he loves about the space station. what he misses about earth and the food he cannot wait to eat. and later, adele treated
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version of the grammy awards. her performance and honors in "the skinny" on this thursday, fefeuary 25th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> no audio problems as far as we know. >> no audio problems for adele. she was stunning. i was so glad to see her back on the horse again. >> she looood stunning, she sounded great. it was a good thing. we'll get to that, of course, a little bit later. i was looking for my thunder buddy last night. there was a lot of thunder through new york city and up and% down the east coast. the eastern two-thirds of the nation facing a major clean-up today after those damaging storms. nearly a foot of wet heavy snow pounded the greater chicago area, forcing nearly 1200 flights to be canceled and with temperatures dropping overnight this morning's commute is likely to be dangerous. >> that same system also produced thunderstorms and tornadoes in the mid-atlantic leaving at least four people
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buildings destroyed. abc's megan hughes begins our coverage. >> reporter: the deadly winter storm system moves north, bringing waves of rain and terrifng twisters. thisisne captured in north carolina. this time lapse shows the storm moving into charlotte, strong winds toppling trees into homes, cars and power lines there. in virginia, a state of emergency in effect. one suspected tornado shredded homes. tornado but we knew something >eporter: this is the same system that spawned more than 30 tornadoes in the last 24 hours. >> god let us be okay and get through this. >> reporter: first tearing across louisiana, destroying this rv park. in pensacola, florida, an ef-3 tornado packinin 155-mile-per-hour winds destroyed homes and apartment buildings. as the front side of this monster system continues triggering tornado warnings and
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creating blizzard conditions. >> we're asking people who don't need to make the trip, don't make the trip today. >> reporter: in parts of illinois and indiana, conditions are nearly whiteout. the snow coming downwnaster than plows can clear it or homeowners can shovel it. >> i'm trying to get some of it now and some of it later. >> reporter: even with school canceled, some kids couldn't get the day off. >> i'm like yeah, no school. i'm going over to my grandma's house. now i'm out here helping shoveling snow. >> i s snt the last 30 years in houston, texas, this is different. >> reporter: megan hughes, abc news, washington. incredible images. checking today's forecast, that winter storm system dumped snow on the eastern great lakes and ohio valleys. heavy rain in new england, the south dries out after the tornado outbreak. mild in the west. >> '30s in minneapolis and detroit, 40s in kansas city and atlanta. 60s in seattle and dallas and 80s in los angeles and phoenix.
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the lives of facebook founder mark zuckerberg and jack dorsey, the head of twitter. the 25-minute video is too disturbing to show showing pictures of the two men covered in bullet holes. facebook is responding to remove posts that promote terrorism. reaction coming in now to al ceo tim cooke speaking out in an exclusive interview w wh abc news. cooke tells david muir that his company has cooperated fully with the fbi on the san bernardino shooting investigation. but cooke says apple won't help the bureau break into the iphone of syed farook. doing so they say would require software that would make hundreds of millions of customers vulnerable. >> the only way we know would be to write a piece of software that we view as sort of the software equivalent of cancer. we think it's bad news to write. we would never write it. we have never written it. and that is what is at stake here. but a senior government official tells us the e i wants apple to develop a way into the
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and no one else. in his interview, cooke also suggested the government made a mistake in not contacting apple before resetting the i cloyd password that's associated with the phone. >> fbi directed e county to reset the i cloud password. when that is done, the phone will no longer back up to the cloud. and so i wish they would have contacted us earlier so that that would not@have been the case. a government official counters that saying whether it was a mistake or not, the fbi would still be asking for access to the phone. that's because the i cloud would not have provided access to all the data on the device. cooke also says he will be addressing the entire matter with president obama and that he's prepared for the case to go all the way to the supreme court apple has till tomorrow to file a legal response to the judge's order to help unlock the phone. the republicans are preparing to face off in houston tonight. their final debate before super
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afr winning, nevada, donald trump is now tangling withh mitt mney and last night, marco rubio attacked trump by name, accusing him of not taking a strong enough stance on obamacare and the middle east conflict. we get more now from abc's tom llamas. >> repororr: fresh off. running the table in nevada, donald trump sounding like the nomination is already his. >> it's going to be an amazing two months. we might not even need the two months, folks, to be honest, all right? will you come out here, pat? look at him. >> reporter: trump in virginia side by side with evangelist pat robertson. >> man, it's good to have yoyo here with us. >> reporter: so confident, he's now revealing his priorities for a running mate. apparently the outsider candidate wants an insider v.p., someone able to help him cut deals in washingtoto >> i do want somebody that's political, because i want to get lots of great legislation that we all want passed, that's just sitting there for years and years and years.
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scooping up more votes than his two top rivals combined. >> after a whole lot of months on the road, it is good to be home. >> reporter: senator ted cz, in houston, endorsed by the xas governor and lashing out at t tmp. >> we are not a people who are impressed by a lot of blustery rhetoric that's not backed up by truth. the time for the clowns and the acrobats and the dancing bears has passed. >> reporter: but right across town, rising rival, senator marco rubio. >> we cannot have a commander in chief that is not ready the first day in office. you can't just say, well, when i get there, i'll hire the smartest people and they're going to tell me what to do. >> reporter: but both senators struggling to compete with the trump show. in a rash interview, the mogul's model wife melania describing what first drew her to the donald. >> his mind. amazing mind. i'm my own person, he's his own person. and i think that's very important. i don't want to change him, he doesn't want to change me. >> and mitt romney calling for
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candidates to release their tax returns. romney says he thinks there's a "bombshell" in trump's tax returns citing no proof, romney says he thinks trump is not as rich as he claims to be or that he's given as much to charity as he says he has. trump called romney a fool and saying he's trying to act like a tough guy. tom llamas, abc news, new york. >> new developments in the battle over the president's supreme court nomine source is tell abc news president obama is considering a republican. nevada governor brian sandoval to replace the late justice antonin scalia. sandoval is a former federal judge who supports abortion rights. this is seen as an overture to the gop senars who say they'll refuse any hearings on the president's s minee. >> my hope and expectation i i that once there is an actual nominee, once this is no longer an abstraction, that those on
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recognize that their job is to give this person a hearing. >> senate majority leader mitch mcconnell and senate judiciary chairman chuck grassley both agreed to meet with the president in the coming weeks over the nomination. >> so last week we told you about a patent application from jetmaker airbus for seats with storage underneath. now it's considering wider seats. take a look. this is what current economy class seats in airbus planes look like. now the company has filed a patent for a reconfigurable passenger bench seat. >> they took the park bench. >> pretty much. this is a park bench. look at the little people. it could accommodate not only larger passengers but children, as well. detachable seat belts would be used for everyone. no matatr their size. >> is there an inflatable slide that also comes out for the kids? >> kind of seems like a ride. but no more of those extended seat belt thinks. >> oh, boy. >> just have the bench.
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>> what, jack? >> he doesn't like that. >> he's applying his filter to that one. a good study here on "world news now" and this one ranks right up there with the greatest ever. take some time and concentrate on this headline. pizza, folks, is addictive. >> it is true. pizza is addictive. yes, that's a finding of a study done at the university of michigan. >> the wolverines who did the research say it's addictive because of what it's made of, doug, sauce, they're both packed with sugar and cheese and an ingredient that acts as an opiate duringdy jegsz jegz. >> cured meats like pepperoni and sausage cocoain salt which improves the taste. for many, no wonder it's addictive. late phone up big nick's. let's order a pie. >> let's do it. >> let's g g on that. >> can you get on it. . >> get a phone on the anchor desk. >> we should have a hot line. we really should have a hot line to big nick's.
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it's just for pizza. >>coming up in "the skinny," the most memorable movie lines of all time. is your favorite on the list? think about it. also ahead, scott kelly's year in space. what a record-setting g tronaut loves about his job and what he misses the most on earth. >> pizza probably. >> and erin andrews from "dancing with the stars" and her emotional day in court. what her father is saying about a stalker in a case getting widespread attention. you're watching "world news now."talker in a case getting you're watching "world news now." (ugh.) does your carpet ever feel rough and dirty? don't avoid it, resolve it. our formula with a special conditioning ingredient, softens your carpet with every use. it's resolve, so you know it cleans and freshens. but it also softens. resolve. a carpet that lcomes you.
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call this numbererow. shoulders don't just carry pads. ey carry your fans' ' ssions, hopes, a a dreams and maybe, a chance at greatness... because shoulders were made for greatness. not dandruff a frightening scene caught on camera at a gas station in kentucky. an ecigarette battery exploded
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josh hamilton was shocked when his pants suddenly burst into flames and he n from the store in a panic. a clerk followed him with a fire extinguisher. he put out the flames. hamilton actually suffered some serious burns on his leg but is expected to be okay. if ever there was a poster board for not smoking, this would be it. >> and then some. man. all right. good to know he's going to be all right after that. that is frightening. so check him out. that ball band that you saw there, a man police in ohio are calling the row gain bandit. he's accused of stealing the hair growth drug from store shelves across the buckeye state. cops say it's likely he's trying to resell the stolen row gain either online or at flea markets and they don't believe he's using it on himself. obviously it's not working. > was that in the police report? >> yeah, they don't believe he's using it himself. >> oh. >> yeah. >> two interesting videos. >> on to serious news, a court
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against her stalker and marriott hotels turned emotional yesterday in nashville. that's because andrews' father took the stand and breaking down in tears at times, describing how his daughter's life has been devastated. abc's ryan smith with the latest. >> reporter: the pain of his daughter's humiliation was etched on his face. >> she kept screaming i'm on the internet. i'm on the internet. i'm naked. >> erin andrews wiping away tears in court as her father recounted her horror at being filmed through a peephole at a tennesseearriott by michael david barrett who then posted those videos online in 2008. >> i feared for her life. she wouldn't eat. she wouldn't bathe. she wouldn't talk. all she would do is cry. >> feelings she talked about on >> i remember my dad saying to me, you may have a stalker. and i just started saying dad, don't say that word. >> reporter: barrett served
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andrews now suing him and the owners of that marriott for $75 million. claiming the hotel intentionally placed barrett next door to the tv star. the hotel claims barrett is a criminin who tricked them inin gaining access. as for andrews father, he says his daughter hasn't been the same. >> she's a shell of the person she e s before this happened. >> reporter: ryan smith, abc news, new york. >> testimony was pretty powerful from the dad, i thought. >> and so many years later. this happened a long time ago. u can still see the e otional toll this is having on aaron -- erin andrews. >> you certainly can. next adele's big night in london as she's crowned queen of the brits. >> i got to ask you, what's your favovote movie line? >> my favorite m mie line? >> and can you guess what the top five movie lines are? we're going to tell you coming up.
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achievement overseas presented to her appropriately enough from the international spacacstation by british astronaut tim peek. >> and congratulations to the incredible adele. she's taken the world by storm and is a true global icon. i really wish i could be there in person to present your award. do rest assured that we're all huge fans up here. so congratulations once again. pretty cool. last week's grammy awards pushed adele back to number one on the billboard artist 100 charts. >> next to hollywood and the top 100 movie quotes of all time. >> so last month, the hollywood reporter polled 1600 industry insiders and their top five. >> starting with the wizard of oz. dorothy's iconic l le as she stepped into a world bursting in vibrant technicolor toto, i have a feeling we're not in kansas
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far away, star wars, may the force be with you. >> number three from "jaws," you're going to need a bigger boat. >> and number two from casablanca and who doesn't remember this, here's lookokg at you kid. >> that brings to us number one. the top movie quote of all time is -- >> rhett, if you go, wherere shall i go? what shall i do? >> frankly my dear, i don't give a damn. >> i thought it was going to be you had me at hello from jerry mcguire. from "gone with the wind" the last words spoken by clark gable to vivian leigh as she clings to the hope she can still win him back. she's still clinging. and not winning. >> next to some big dollars paid for a film that hasn't even been seen yet. >> after shelling out $10 million for "manchester by the sea" at sun darngs amazon has secured north america and streaming rights to woody allen's yet untitled film for $15 million.
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what we're doing on the space station and i feel like it's a privilege but at the same time, i've been up here for a long time and it will be great to get back to earth. >> reporter: long duration flight. this was all about seeing whether humans can go to mars. i know we don't have all the data but can we make it to mars? can you do it? could another human do it? >> from a subjective perspective, i think absolutely. i feel great. but you know, there are challenges especially with radiation between the earth and mars that we need to work on that i hope to see in my lifetime. >> reporter: you told me you were going to hit a wall. did you hit that wall? how w d you get through it and what got you through it? >> i really haven't hit a wall yet. i wanted to get to the end of this with as much energy and enthusiasm that i had at the beginning. that's kind of how i still feel. if i don't hit the wall in the next six, seven days, i think i'm home free. >> lightning round, when you get
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sand? >> i think grass would be my first choice. but i'll be in kazakhstan. so you know, it might have to be sand. >> or dust. >> pizza or filet mignon? >> obviously filet mignon. you don't really miss food that much. at least i miss the experience more of you know, sitting at a table with friends and family than i doctually you know, all the different types of food that i've missed up here. >> cheers, cheers. >> commander kelly, thanks very much. congratulations. look forward to seeing you back here on the anet. >> david kerley, abc news, washington. thank you for that, david. that was fun. >> very cool. he tweeted about seven hours ago. countdown six days left and 96 sunsets left. >> oh. >> so it's very cool. >> such a sense of -- oh. he said radiation. i'm not going to mars. i'm telling you now and i love food. >> i will do it. i will t tke one for humankindnd
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decades.cedar rapids mayor ron corbett says the city has made a lot of "right calls" since the 2008 flood. the mayor used his "state of the city" speech wednesday to look at how some of the city's urban renewal choices have turned out.
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decision to close second avenue for the p-c-i medical complex has sparked obvious growth in the medical district. and he's especially pleased with the return of vibrant downtown and new entertrtnment district. more news later tonight here on t-v nine. after the recent arrest of an goo good morning. i'm reena ninan. >> and i'm kendis gibson. here's a look at the top stories we're following this morning on "world news now." >> deadldl storms leaving a path of desesuction. tornadoes killing at least four people in virginia alone. while nearly a foot of snow and blustering winds in the midwest cause flight cancellations and impassable roads. full coverage ahead. a new isis video threatens the lives of facebook founder mark zuckerberg and jack dorsey, the head of twitter. isis says it's responding to effofos by the two tech gigits
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violence and promote terrorism. >> a small colorado town is mourning the loss of a sheriff's deputy killed in a shoot-out. nate kerrigan, a 13-year veteran died while carrying out a high risk eviction. >> and planemaker airbus is considering replacing at least some of its seats with benches. the company's patent application says the seats would be designed for larger passengers as well as children. those are some of our top stories on this thursday, february 25th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning. we're going to start this half hour with the extreme weather that is rocking much of the nation from the midwest right to here, the east coast. >> this morning, virginia is under a state of emergency after tornadoes left at least four people dead and dozens more injured. abc's linzie janis has details. >> reporter: those deadly storms barrelling up the east coast. >> a tornado just came through right on 460 right now. >> reporter: a suspected tornado
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least three dead. in the last 24 hours, at least three dozen tornadoes hitting the gulf coast. many striking at night, as people slept. >> you need to pull over. >> reporter: in pensacola, florida, campbell garris and his girlfriend making it to their driveway, riding out the tornado in h pickup truck. >> oh, my god. >> all i could hear was it sounded as if i parked my truck next to a train. >> reporter: the ef-3 tornado packing 155-mile-per-hour winds, damaging more than 100 homes here. these people didn't have much time to react at all. >> very little. very little. >> reporter: including these apartments. look at this, the entire second floor of this apartment building ripped off. you can see right into people's living r rms. >> look at that thing coming in here like this. >> reporter: twisters claiming the lives of at least three others, including two at this louisiana r.v. park. where ashley east and her family were huddling togegeer. what was it like going through
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what were you thinking? >> just, god -- let us be okay. let us get through this. >> reporter: the tornado ripped through this neighborhood, destroying this home. but look. a stack of books still sitting on the piano and here the refrigerator still standing. linzie janis, abc news. quite a powerful stormrm system. the greater chicago metropolitan area is also facing a major clean-up where as much as a foot of wet heavy snow created some hazardous travel conditions. the storm forced the cancellation of nearly 1200 flights into and out of the chicago area airports. hundreds of snow plows tried keeping up but many drivers found themselves trapped. conditions could be even more dangerous later on this morning with falling temperatures turning roadways into sheets of ice. >> checking today's forecast, the eastern great lakes and ohio valley can expect several inches of snow before the storm moves out.
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in the northeast. drying out in the tornado zone in the deep uth. >> we are allll jealous of l.a. 60s and 70s in seattle, new orleans and miami. boston. 30s in chicago and detroit. well, fresh off his big win in nevada, donald trump is embroiled in yet another war of words. this time it is mitt romney, the former republican presidential nominee has challenged trump to show the public his taxes. romney says that he believes trump is hiding a bombshell in those taxes possibly showing that he's been lying about lis net worth or donations to vets. trump hit back calalng romney awkward and goofy saying he blew the 2012 election. >> well, the republicans are taking the stage in hououon tonight for their final debate before super tuesday. and the three leading candidates are throwing the most punches yet. it's your voice, your vote. abc's bazi kanani is covering the campaign starting with the republicans.
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>> i grab and grab and grab. you know, i get greedy. i want money money. now we're going to get greedy for the united states. we're going to grab and grab. and grab. >> reporter: a tamer donald trump before an audience of evangelicals in virginia. >> i've got to be a good person today, at least for the next hour. >> reporter: still trump couldn't hold back his mounting attacks on senator ted cruz. senator cruz gave us obamacare in a true sense. it's true. >> reporter: cruz and marco rubio coming in neck and neck for the second contest in a row are now lobbing the same criticism at the front-runner. if donald became president, nobody knows what the heck he would do. he doesn't know what the heck he would do. >> donald hasn't outlined what >> trump picks up endorsements from two members of congress. hillary clinton gains the endorsement of senate minority leader harry reid. >> i want an election about real change that will make a difference in people's lives.
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heading into this weekend's south carolinarimary with a dominant lead, bernie sanders is already looking ahead to the next contest on super tuesday. >> secretary clinton was the inevitable candidate. she is not the inevitable candidate now. i think we've got a real shot to win it. >> reporter: voters in 12 states and one territory head to the polls next week on super tuesday. a crucial day for republicans and democrats. reena,a,endis? >> our thanks to bazi there in d.c. john kasich is apparently undeterred despite a dismal single digit showing in nevada. the ohio governor is rejecting calls from fellow republicans to drop out of the race. kasich had a direct message about quitting. he said "forget about it." >> forget about it. >> sounds very new york. president obama's choice for the next supreme courtrtustice has been a top issue on the campaign trail. and now there's a new development. >> apparently the president is
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republican governor brian sandoval as a possible choice. abc's arlette saenz is in washington with the details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the democric president may be eyeing a republilin for the suprpre court. a democratic source tells abc news, president obama is considering nevada governor brian sandoval to replace the late justice antonin scalia. sandoval is 52. the republican has served as nevada's governor for five years. prior to that, he was nevada's firstt first hispanic f feral judge. he was appointed by president george w. bush in 2005 and unanimously confirmed by the senate. sandoval is considered a centrist. he supports abortion rights and implemented a controversial portion of the president's health care plan. issues his party opposes. floating a republican name could be an overture toop senators who refuse any hearings on the president's nominee. >> my hope and expectation is
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nominee, once this is no longer an abstraction, that those on the judiciary committee recognize that their job is to give this person a hearing. >> reporter: president obama is expected to make that pitch in person to top republicans. senate majority leader mitch mcconnell and senate judiciary chairman chuck grassley have both agreed to meet with the president in the coming weeks. kendis and reena? >> thank you, arlette. thank you. one of the senators who would be asked to vote on a supreme court nominee took a trip to africa last week and got up and close and personal with some of the animals. senator jeff flake of arizona and some others were squarely in the sights of a charging pack of elephants during a boat ride. the purpose of flake's trip was to learn more about wildlife poaching. you can say that t.j.'s trip to africa was a lotmoother than that. >>o you think they found t.j.? they rananhe other way.
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can you imagine? >> t.j.'s coming, run, run. >> you got to be chronicled on instagram escaped from africa. >> so much fun. i loved watching that. i felt like i was actually on a sari which i've always wanted to do. a dierent type of adventure for a group p veterans who lost limbs. they're attending a winterer sports camp in california's high sierra. >> hitting the slopes all this week. skiing and snow boarding all part of a week long event to put together by a group called achieve tahoe. >> incredible. and when they get to the bottom of the run, they get on snmobiles for the ride back up to the top. they say that the whole thing is actually meant to challenge them to do things that they normally wouldn't do. i would say, i couldn't even do that. pretty impressive. >> they have to get on a ski lift. we've had so many reports of ski lift problems lately, they're better off.
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coming up, all the security how the oscar winners are kept secret. >> also ahead, the major makeover for facebook users. why like something when you can love something? >> and the abc news exclusive, david muir's interview with apple ceo tim cook, tough questions about a terrorist's locked iphone and demands from the justice department. you're watching "world news now." hey buddy, let's get these dayquil liquid gels and go. but these liquid gels are new. mucinex fast max. itit the same differencece these are multi-symptom. well so are these. this one is max strength and fights mucus. that one doesn't. uh...think fast! you dropped something. oh...i'll put it back on the shelf... new from mucinex fast max. the only branded cold and flu liquid gel that is max-strength and fights mucus. start the relief.
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with apple ceo tim cook who is standing firm saying that the issue is about much more than a single iphone. sympathy what they've been through, no one should have to go through. apple has cooperated with the e fbi fully in this case. they came to us and asked us for all the information we had on this phone. and we gave everything that we had. but this case is not about one phone. this case is about the future. what is at stake here is can the governuent compel apple to write software that we believe would make hundreds of millions of customers vulnerable around the world including the u.s. and you'd have to write that system in order to unlock that phone? >> yes. the only way we know would be to write a piece of software that we view as sort of the software equivalent of cancer. we think it's bad news to write. we would never write it. we have never written it. and that is what is at stake
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>> reporter: the fbi says it believes that syed farook used that phone to communicate with his wife, his accomplice. and i'm curious, do you struggle at all with the possibility that there could be information on that phone that could reveal other plots, other people who were involved in planning the san bernardino attack? >> david, if we knew a way to get the information on the phone that we haven't already given, if we knew a way to do this, that would not expose hundreds of millions of other people to issues, we would obviously do it. >> reporter: i want to get to o what the fbi director james comey said. he said it's not about a slippery slope. it's aut "14 people who were slaughtered and many more had their lives ruined." maybe it holds the clue, maybe it doesn't but we can't look the survivors in the eye and ourselves if we don't follow any possible lead out there." do you understand where he's coming from? >> i do.
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issue to place a backdoor in the iphone. we believe it puts hundreds of millions of customers at risk. what we think at this point given it is out in the public, is we need to stand tall and std tall on principle. there's probably more information about you on your phone than there is in your house. our smartphones are loaded with our intimate conversations, our financial data, our health records. they're also loaded with the cation of our kids in many cacas. and so it's not just about privacy but it's also about public safety. >> but in your quiet moments, do you haveveny concern that you might be able to prevent a terrorist attack by breaking into that phone? >> david, some things are hard and some things are right. and some things are both. this is one of those things. >> and in this case, you believe there are some things that should never be created? >> correct. >> but tim cook tells us they talked to the fbi early on giving them advice, he says on
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information from that iphone to plug it in, to back it up to the icloud. >> did they do that? >> unfortunately, in the days, the early days of the investigation, fbi directed the county to reset the icloud password. when that is done, the phone will no longer back up to the cloud. and so i wish they would have contacted us earlier so that that would not have been the case. >> how crucial was that missed opportunity. >> it's very crucial. >> i'm curious, tim, did you ever think that you'd find yourself at the center of such a crucial national debate? >> no. this is -- this is not a position that we would like to be in. it is a very uncomfortable position. to oppose your government on something doesn't feel good. and to oppose it on something where we are advocating for
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supposed to protect, it is incredibly ironic. >> apple now has till friday to respond to the courts ordero assist the fbi in the san bernardino&case. david muir, abc news, san francisco. we should point out tim cook did say he plans to fight this all the way to the supreme court if need be. it will likely end up there. >> it was fascinating w wh the pollll numbers that a vast majority of americans actually support the fbi but support grew for apple among thoke who owned smartphones so divided. >> but unifying, young and hold. republicans and democrats. coming up, a change, facebook is hoping you'll really like. >> maybe not just like but love like with a heart.
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us to show a much more broader nge of emotion. here's abc's david wright. >> reporter: facebook has long acknowledged the limitations of "like." >> there are more sentiments that people want to express than just positivity or that they like something. >> repepter: so there are more ways to react. >> we have a tremendous problem. >> reporter: take that new "game of thrones" parody currently making the rounds. >> the greatest builder is me. and i would build the greatest wall you have ever seen. >> reporter: "winter is trumping." it was originally produced for the australian broadcasting corporation. well, instead of thumb's up, you can now give it a love or a wow or ha-ha or even a sad or an angry. >> i don't think they like me very much. >> reporter: a feature that advertisers like chevy are already looking to exploit. >> start loving. >> reporter: so far, love is the most popular option. in general, that is. what's not to like about that? david wright, abc news, new york. interesting. i like the fact that they don't
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you feel that energy that is going on in the room? >> sure do. >> it is not because it's friday eve. it's because we're now three days away from hollywood's biggest night as oscar preps kick into high gear. >> it's exexting. you know, behind the glitz and the glamour is a highly
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tabulating those votes surrounded by security as abc's brandi hitt shows us. >> reporter: they are the best secret keepers in hollywood. martha ruiz and brian cullinen are set to carry those famous briefcases again. >> and the oscar goes to. >> reporter:olding the names of this year's winners. >> has there ever been a mistake? >> no, there hasn't. >> reporter: for 82 years, price waterhouse coopers has counted the oscar ballots. 6,261 1 nt out to voting members this year on paper and online. >> we control everything from the time they go out indicated with security codeu and those come back to us. we then have those in an undisclosed location. >> reporter: inside that secret undisclosed location security is tight. there's a specialized alarm systst, biometric locks and no internet access where a small team counts all 24 categories by hand. >> it's up to brian and i to then consolidate everything, make sure we're going through their piles, counting that and
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we will stuff the envelope, close it, seal it with the red. >> those 24 winning envelopes and a duplicate set are t tn loaded into two briefcases like this one, both locked in a vault till oscar sunday when ruiz and culinen enter their code and take their briefcase, each traveling a different route escorted by los angeles police. no matter what happpps, at least one of us will get there. >> you dole a little bit like >> a little bit. >> last year as a spoof, they even carried a third briefcase used by host neil patrick harris and backstage they only hand the envelope to the presenter just seconds before the announcement. >> is this the hardest secret to keep? >> it's a big important secret. the reality is, there's a secret we keep forever, and that is who got second. los angeles. >> interesting. abc is the place to be oscar night. live coverage starting at 7:00 on sunday, 4:00 p.m. pacific
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>> who wore it better? this this morning on "world news now," inside apple. >> the company's ceo speaking out about a terrorist's locked iphone, privacy and why apple will not offer a quick fix. our exclusive interview and response from the justice department. political demands. who is pushing donald trump to make public his tax returns? how mitt romney is getting involved and how trump is fighting back. powerful storms from the tornadoes that killed several people in the south to the heavy snowstorms that stopped travelers in their tracks. the latest from accuweather.
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from the dazzling stage to the fancnc digs backstage. we're getting a look at the academy awards venue even before hollywood's biggest stars are there. it is thursday, february 25th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, everyone, on this thursday. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm reena ninan. we're going to begin with apple's ceo tim cook and his reaction to his exclusive interview wiwi abc news. >> cook says helping the fbi to unlock an iphone used by one of would be like creating a master key that could impact hundreds of mililons of users, but a senior government official says the fbi wants apple to develop a way into that phone, which will be known only inside apple. >> abc's elizabeth hur has more. >> reporter: kendis and reena, good morning to you. right off the bat, tim cook addressed the victims' families
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deepest sympathy and no one should go through what they have been through. that said, cook says this case is more than about just one phone. >> safety of our kids, safety of our families is very importata. the protection of people's data is incredibly important. >> reporter: apple ceo tim cook explaining hisecision exclusively to david muir. >> apple has cooperated with the fbi fully i i this case. they came to us and asked us for all the information we had on this phone and we gave them all that we had. >> reporter: a judge in california ordered apple to unbloc san bernardino terrorist syed farook's iphone and apple has stood firm that's not happening, insisting at stake is the data security of millions of
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information at least currently the only way we know would be to write a piece of software that we view as sort t f the software equivalent of cancer.. that is what is at stake here. >> reporter: but in the name of public safety, attorney general loretta lynch is urging apple to comply. >> judges all over the country and on the supreme court have said that those parties must assist if it's reasonably within their power to do so. >> reporter: the fight sending thousands across the country to rally in support of apple. even though a new pugh poll finds 51% of amemecans believe that apple should unlock the phone. >> if we knew a way to do this that would not expose hundreds of millions of other people to issues, we would obviously do it. but again, this is not about one phone. this is about the future. >> reporter: apple has until tomorrow to file a response to the judge's order. and some legal experts say this is a landmark k se that could reach the supreme court. kendis and reena? >> our thanks to elizabeth there. we're going to hear more from tim cook and our exclusive interview in our next half hour
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turning to politics and the latest clash between dlt trump and a mainstream republican. just a day after trump's landslide victory in nevada, tt romney called on n e billionaire to release his tax returns saying they may contain a bombshell. romney, the former gop presidential nominee suggests that either trump is not as wealthy as he says he is, or he hasn't been paying the kind of taxes we would expect him to pay. >> i think the last time he was asked about his taxes, he said, well it's going to be months. look, people have a right to know if there's a problem in those taxes before they decide. >> trump fired back saying mitt romney who totally blew an election that should have been won and whose tax returns made him look like a fool is now playing tough guy. the hillary clinton camp is out in force looking to shore up support ahead of super tuesday. former president bill clinton made a couple of campaign stops in virginia to make the case for his wife and accused republicans of demonizing muslims for political gain.
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shoring up support from the black community before the south carolina primary addressing the gun violence and the flint water crisis. and it was anotheh huge crowd for bernie sanders. more than 9,000 people gathering here in tulsa, oklahoma, last night. 2,500 of them couldn't even get in. bernie sanders told supports he didn't think there was any way he could lose oklahoma. the deadly storms that have ravaged much of the mid-atlantic are beginning to dissipate, but not before taking a heavy toll. a state of emergency in virginia where four people were killed. out power and left motorists stranded by flooding. the farming town of waverly was especially hard hit after a no warning. >> glad you let us get through >> among those killed were two adult men and a 2-year-old boy
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from a mobobe home destroyed bit storm. >> it's a powerful system. you have wet, heavy snow slamming much of the midwest, especially around the greater chicago area. nearly 1200 flights have been canceled. hundreds of snow snowplows were deployed but many drivers found themselves trapped. forecasters are warning temperatures are falling overnight creating dangerously icy road conditions can, as well. the blustery wind that came with all the snow stirred up huge waves on lake michigan prompting a warning from the coast guard that those picture takers stay back at least 2525eet from the water's edge. that system is moving east but without the same intensity. here's justin povick at accuweather. good morning. >> reena, kendis, thanks. good morning to you as well. great news this morning. we are finished with the severe weather. all the tornado reports yesterday and on tuesesy, that storm system is now working its way well to the north and to the
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back behind it , still some showers over the interior but these a going to be much lighter. in fact, the snow showers will not be more than an inch or two on the grasscy surfaces from detroit to pittsburgh toto charleston. as we jump ahead to the weekend, we're warming things back up. high pressure is in control. north streaming all the warm air in. next week, looks like the colder air will make a quick return. reena, kendis, back to you. now to syria. a new video showing how badly ancient ruins have been damaged by isis. the destruction at palmyra much worse than previously thought, including monuments at the valley of the tombs, part of an ancient roman city. this video was smuggled out of syria and obtained by swedish tv. >> speaking of syria, a cease-fire is set to go into effect in that country saturday, although isis and other terror groups are now covered by the agreement. there are growing calls to
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in northern syria to protect syrianssho are fleeing their homes if the cease-fire fails. secretary of state john kerry told top lawmakers that such a zone would require up to 30,000 u.s. ground troops to maintain. in colorado, three sheriff's deputies have been shot while serving an ee conviction notice. one of them died. last night a vigil was held in his honor south of denver. nate kerrigan, a 13-year veteran, was killed when the homeowner open fire on deputies. the homeowner also died in the shootout. the evictions has been considered high risk. a mystery at a federal office in the san francisco bay area. the customs and border protection office in almeda was evacuated after an employee opened an envelope containing white powder. thee people complained of
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by hazmat teams turned up nothing suspicious and the office was deemed safe. encouraging news from the centers for diseaue control. this year's flu vaccine is doing better than last year's. it is 59% effective. that's a big improvement from last winter's vaccine, only about 20% effective. health officials say our flu season has been milder this year, but they do warn it has not peaked as of yet. a judge here in new york city has cleared the way for salt warnings to be placed on many menus over the next couple of days. those distinctive warnings must be posted by large chain restaurants and fast food outlet says by next tuesday. if those eateries don't comply, the national restaurant association challenged the warnings which will appear on items containing more than the recommended daily dose of sodium. first lady michelle obama the white house last night. the final time the obamas were helping honor one of america's eat musicians. >> and yeah, and it was a really
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the president paying tribute to the late ray charles, who he said matched his piano playing with a one-of-a-kind voice. usher raymond was among the artists performing, singing "georgia on my mind." oh georgia no peace no peace that i find just an old sweet song yeah keeps georgia on my mind >> very nice there. demi lovato, yolanda adams and the band perry also performed. the event, by the way, will broadcast on pbs tomorrow night. >> nothing like a little ray charles in the morning. i love ray c crles. so good. president obama calling him having a rare ability to collapse our weightiest emotions into a single note. so well said. >> so well said.
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ray charles passed away in 2004. still remembered. coming up "the mix," the most attractive jobs for men and women according to tinder. % also ahead, our first look at t t dazzling stage and luxurious backstage at the oscars, of course, getting everything ready for sunday night. and the woman accused of a murder-for-hire scheme insists she never planned to have her husband killed. wait until you hear her explanation. you've got to check out our behind ththscenes pics on instagram. but there's a difference between the omega-3s in fish oil and those in megared krill oil. unlike fish oil, megared is easily absorbed by your body... ...which makes your heart, well, mega-happy. happier still, megared is proven to increase omega-3 levels in 30 days.
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south dakota's governor has until march 1st to decide whether to sign a bill requiring students to use bathrooms and locker rooms matching their birth gender. advocates for transgender rights rallied at the capitol and met with the governor, urging the veto of the bill. if the bill is signed, south dakota would become the first state to enact such a law. similar legislation is also pending in at least 22 other states. an indianapolis man has been convicted of blowing up a house for the insurance money. two next door neighbors were killed. dozens of people were hurt and more than 80 homes destroyed in the explosion and fire as part of the testimony. jurors heard a tape-recording as one of the victims begged for help in the last moments of his life. he eventually burned to death.
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leonard, faces life in prison with no chance of parole. we turn to that dramatic murder-for-hire playing out in west palm beach, florida. she's serving 20 years for allegedly hiring a hitman to kill her husband >> now she's back in court testifying for the first time. what police caught her doing on tape was an act. here's abc's linzie janis. >> reporter: dahlia dippolito is facing a retrial for hiring a hit man to kill her husband of six months. >> i was afraid. >> reporter: her 2011 guilty verdict was overturned due to a tainted jury pool. >> he threatened to hurt me and hurt my family. >> you know, he gets two in the head. >> i'm positive. >> reporter: she says she was simply acting during this video from a script that dahlia, her
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lover muhammad had all written for an acting project they planned to post on social media. >> you can post it onlnle so you >> on social media so we can try >> so this is acting? >> yes. >> reporter: but prosecutors say that was no act and allege she paid an undercover cop, posing as a hit man3,000 to kill her husband. the real act investigators say was her reaction to these south florida police officers telling her thth lie. >> i'm sorry to tell you, ma'am, he's been killed. >> no. >> reporter: but her lawyer claims the police were setting her up for an appearance on the reality show "cops." >> whether you like her or not, she's entitled to the same constitutional rights as you and i. this case is about police department that tossed her under the bus for purposes of getting fame on a cops tv show. >> reporter: linsey davis, abc news, new york.
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hour, the other high-profile. courtroom drama playing out in the nashville, tennessee, this week. the emotional testimony of the father of erin andrews and how his daughter's stalker has devastated h h life. >as the clock ticks down to oscar sunday, preps kicking into high gear. we're getting our first peek behind stage.
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now." it's g gting exciting! three days away from hollywood's biggest night of the year. >> so the yards and yards of red carpet are being laid outside the dolby theater in hollywood, t this morning we're getting our first peek inside of the theater and backstage.
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>> reporter: it's a bird's-eye view of production as crews continlly add more finisisng touches to the red carpet. that's what's happening outside the dolby theater. but what's going on inside? this is derek mcclain's fourth year as production designer for the oscars. is year the set desisi celebrates '70s glam and that takes lots of sparkle. using more than 200,000 swarovski crystals and all the decorative elements. the glirting stage will be eye-popping for oscar audience both at home and in the dolby theater. >> of course, you want it to feel glamorous for the people in the room. this celebrates their night, their celebration but at the same time so many more people are seeing it on television that we try to be pretty disciplined about really paying atatntion to what w wre seeing on the tv monitors and not with our naked eyes. >> reporter: the production team has a master plan, but it is not
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last minute. >> there's not a thing we look at where we go, hmm, how can we make that better? >> reporter: backstage the green room, this year designed by rolex, stars who need a little break from all the hubub can come to relax and enjoy the laid back atmosphere. there may not be any actual windows here but this is still a room with a view. idea of this year's green room was inspired by the look and feel of the late 20th century home high in the hills of hollywood. this is george pennacchio reporting for abc news. >> geez, i'd like to move in. >> abc is the place to be on oscar r ght. live coverage starts sunday 7:00 p.m. eastern, 4:00 pacific. tune into "world news now" next monday morning for a full and entire wrap-up. >> do you know who the most
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i'm not sure h h legal it is to steal someone's campaign logo because it's not affiliated with the campaign. apparently he sold $3,000 worth of pipes. bernie sanders, get your $300 from t t kid. >'m sure bernie sanders is just fine with the support. >> he believes in the contributions from the little folks. >> burn one for bernie. >> burn one for bernie. heheas his own slogan. stonewarecompany.com. >> there you go. anywhere you can make money for campaigngn i'm sure bernie would be fine with that. so, you know tinder, if you swipe to the right, then you've had success, you like that person. so they did a survey of the professions that most t rner swipes to the right. can you guess what they are for men? >> no. >> pilot. >> pilot. >> you notice that somebody's a pilot, you're more likely to swipe right. other men ones founder entrepreneur, firefighter,
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this is why you love the tinder. >> seriously, number four. the tinder. the tinder. for women, by the wawa physical ththapist is number one.e. interior designer. >> okay. >> and founder erfounder/entrepreneur as well. >> but not tv personality. >> not tv personality. why is that? >> they're a aime a dozen. >> they're a dime a dozen. >> you won't go near them. >> they're not dateable material. >> oh, man, not even for the night. anyway -- >> i like you always give me your tinder update. i really enjoy that. i feel i know the tinder now. how about moving on to caring is sharing. apparently some panda bears didn't quite get that. >> oh,( that's cute. >> having a little bamboo root snack. the little guy trying to get in on the snack but the big guy sticking his foot up. trying to block him. from getting in. >> give me some. i want some. >> what goes up. >> no, no, no. going to smack him away. there you go. not at all. not sharing. this great dane has a way with cameras.
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next year. tomorrow, still coming in at 15 to 30 mph from the northwest. we ought to see more sunshine tomorrow, though, along with cooler highs in the 30s. we're back around 40 on friday, with 50s
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saturday looks like the pick dayy with more sunshine before more clouds roll in on sunday. we'll cool down again early next week. tonight: partly cloudy, windy low: 22-28 winds: nw 15-30tomomrow: partly cloudy,y,indy high: 33-39 winds: nw 15-30t making news in america this morning, double edge storm. heavy winds and torrential rains in the east leave thousands without power overnight and communities in the south are stunned by the deadly destruction as the midwewe is hit hard by whwheout conditions. we have the latest on the storm track. privacy fight. ceo tim cook telling abc news that apple is standing firm against the governrnnt despite that order to access a terrorist's iphone. >> this is not about one phone. this is about the future. >> the abc news exclusive interview just aheadad fighting the flu in the
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some encouraging news about this year's vaccine. why you should consider getting one if you haven't. and, oh, boy, pants on fire. a small explosion in a store caught on security camera, and, no, that is not money burning hole in his pocket. well, good thursday morning. millions of americans are reeling from the vicious storms hammering the eastern two-thirds of the country. >> along the mid-atlantic, virginia is under a state of emergency this morning where tornadoes and thunderstorms have left at least four people dead. tens of thousands are still without power, and roadways are flooded. >> and in the midwest blizzard-like conditions left a huge mess. nearly a foot t wet, heavy snow blanketed roads and knocked out power. drivers planning to head out this morning need to be

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