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good morning, america. this morning, wintry wallop. a fast-moving monster storm dumps heavy snow on a large chunk of the country and a new blast of extreme weather today will leave millions shivering in a deep freeze as an apparent rare tornado hits homes in florida. heavily armed. a student who opened fire in his colorado high school had ammo strapped to his body, a machete and more. we are retracing the killer's steps. what led up to him shooting at an innocent young victim? murder in paradise. a mystery straight out of a movie. a young woman is strangled. her boyfriend missing in hawaii. is he a suspect or a victim in this bizarre case? ♪ please pick up the phone
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if you think you need police ♪ and christmas crime prevention going viral. the police department using "jingle bells" and a sense of humor to make criminals think twice. ♪ if you want to steal you better go think twice ♪ is that a new public service announcement from the police department? >> that's right. a highly unusual crime-fighting tactic. >> collaborating with santa there. we're going to get to that in a moment. but, wow, what a wintry mess it is this morning. so much to tell you about as much of the nation is digging out from that major and very messy storm. >> we're blaming lee goldberg for all this. this weather system is a monster dumping up to one foot of snow on 20 states, a third of america from missouri to maine.
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abc's rob nelson is in boston for us this morning. rob, good morning. >> reporter: oh, good morning to you, dan. just a few hours ago it was snowing pretty heavily out here in boston, but after that fast-moving storm moved right through here, basically temperatures went up well above freezing right now, and now it's a steady drizzle, which means one thing, all of this snow you see right now has turned into it, you guessed it, a bunch of slush. this morning residents in almost two dozen states are digging out of the snow that has blanketed almost 1,000 miles of the u.s. >> this makes it hard to drive on it. >> reporter: from missouri to maine and every major city in between, snow accumulations anywhere from an inch to over a foot, creating hazardous traveling conditions. ten people killed on the roads in missouri since friday. >> it's pretty horrible out there right now. on my way here, you couldn't see the road. >> reporter: overnight, a charter bus in newark slammed into a bridge, causing major damage sending 12 passengers to the hospital and at least 3 massive multicar wrecks this week alone.
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a 40-car pileup in michigan, including 2 police vehicles, blamed on snow and speed. >> thank god my daughter and i are okay. he just sideswept me and just kept on going. >> reporter: over 1200 flights grounded due to the wicked weather. the snow turning to sleet and freezing rain in the east. we rode out the storm in boston throughout the night. not too bad just yet. just a good handful or so, maybe about 2 to 3 inches. now there is 4. perfect amount for a good old-fashioned snowball. but none of this wintry mess stopped the youngsters from enjoying the snow. now, the good news here is that this storm system is almost out of hair. basically it's only a problem only for northern new england. the bad news, though, all this slush and snow you see out here, cold air about to move in which means all of this could once again be soon ice. bianna? >> folks seem to be taking it in stride at least for now. rob, stay warm. thank you.
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so, what else can we expect from this massive winter storm and what about those reported tornadoes hitting florida? well, wabc's chief meteorologist lee goldberg is tracking it all and, lee, those tornadoes were actually part of the same system? >> same system. very dynamic system. you name it, this storm had it. just remarkable. from snow to rain and ice and even the tornado. we'll get to that in a moment. where is the storm now? it's actually approaching cape cod. it's already clearing the new york area, slushy mess in new york, a deep blanket of powder in albany, half a foot of snow in boston, but now it's about a foot to fall across northern new england. some amounts, astoria, illinois, double-digit snowfall. chicago, 4 inches, new york, 5 inches, and boston coming in officially with 6 inches of snowfall. the storm again moves into northern new england and away today. cold winds on the backside. icing tonight. big problem for the monday morning commute and the lake-snow machines get going again. the southern part of this system, there was a squall line that went through northern florida last evening, look at what it did, a tornado touched down. unconfirmed. weather service will go out and survey, but it was a storm that caused damage and snapped pine
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trees and seriously damaged at least half a dozen homes. this is very rare in december, but if it's going to happen, it does happen in this part of the country. so what's happening after this storm in terms of the cold and we'll also talk about a little warmup, a little easing of this brutal chill across most of the country. that's coming up in the main weather. guys. >> that i am looking forward to. lee, thank you. this morning, we have new information that's allowing us to trace the footsteps of karl pierson. he's the high school senior who opened fire inside his high school on friday. he had an arsenal that included a shotgun, molotov cocktails and even a machete. his attack was bloody and quick, over in little more than a minute, so let's go now to abc's clayton sandell who is in centennial, colorado. clayton. >> reporter: good morning, dan. take a look at this. you can see some of the backpacks and cell phones that were left behind, hundreds of them as students fled in the chaos on friday. this morning, school officials are reviewing video camera footage from inside, showing the speed and violence of this attack. investigators say at 12:30 p.m.
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senior karl pierson parks his car and walks in the north side of the building carrying a 12-gauge shotgun. extra ammunition slung across his chest. >> he was also armed with a machete, a very large knife. the individual also carried a backpack with him as he entered the school. >> reporter: pierson, police say, began shooting immediately, once down a hallway, then aiming for claire davis, just 17, firing at point-blank range. >> she was an innocent victim of an evil act of violence. >> reporter: after shooting davis, pierson goes to the library, firing again, then lighting one of three molotov cocktails he carries in a backpack. >> there's a fire in the library. come to the forum. >> reporter: as the campus scrambles to lock down, the school's deputy sheriff and an unarmed security officer run to the library. toward the sound of gunfire. pierson, police say, knows they are closing in. >> the individual fired a fifth
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round and then ran to the back corner, which would be the north edge of the library and there took his own life. >> reporter: this morning claire davis is in critical condition, fighting for a life changed in a moment that happened lightning fast. >> we all wish her well and hopes she's doing good. this event won't define us. >> reporter: from beginning to end, the entire nightmare, just 80 seconds. now i started a stopwatch at the beginning of our story. it ran 90 seconds, that is 10 seconds longer this entire incident ran from beginning to end. over so quick, but the impact lasting a lifetime. bianna? >> 80 seconds of sheer horror. clayton, our thanks to you. we're going to turn overseas now to south africa where the country's first black president anti-apartheid hero nelson mandela is being buried after ten days of mourning. his final resting place is in the green hills of his boyhood home that he loved so very much, and abc's alex marquardt is
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there with the latest. alex. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. that's right. nelson mandela was laid to rest just a short time ago carried with full military honors to that hillside in qunu, the village where he grew up to be buried near three of his children. that followed a much bigger funeral service attended by around 5,000 people including oprah winfrey, richard branson, the reverend jesse jackson and prince charles. it was a very moving, very emotional tribute to mandela. lots of touching speeches by family members, friends and dignitaries. i wanted to read you part of one that really struck me. it's from a man named ahmed kathalra. it's from a man who was a fellow robben island inmate. he said today, "now i have lost a brother, my life is void, and i don't know who to turn to," and, bianna, i think that's how many south africans are feeling today. >> it's clear he really did touch and have an impact on so many people's lives. can you talk about the mood, alex?
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is it a bit more somber than the past weeks specifically at the memorial service? >> reporter: absolutely. after the news of mandela's death was announced, we saw a festive atmosphere, that and a lot of singing and dancing in the streets and the memorial service at the fnb stadium earlier in the week was one, big party. but today the mood is remarkably different. it is one of profound sadness and of great loss. bianna? >> a week of mourning coming to an end. alex, our thanks to you. a loss for south africans and for the entire world. >> yeah, it seems like it's sinking in there now. a lot of other news developing overnight, and, as always, we turn for that to mr. ron claiborne. >> good morning to you, dan and bianna. history was made in college football. >> and the winner is jameis winston. >> florida state quarterback jameis winston becoming the first player ever to win the heisman trophy. winston, a 19-year-old freshman led florida state to the number one ranking in the country and the bcs championship game is next month january against auburn but allegations that he raped a woman a year ago have shadowed him all season. florida prosecutors didn't press charges against him. but the accuser's lawyer is
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pressing now for the case to be re-examined. and a new poll of iowa voters shows the republican congressman paul ryan holding a big lead in popularity among voters in the 2016 presidential race. ryan, who was mitt romney's running mate, of course, has a 73% favorability rating. as for the democrats, perhaps no surprise, hillary clinton scored 89% favorability among likely democratic voters. and a report out today that thousands of health care applicants who thought they enrolled for health coverage effective january 1st, in fact, have not. 15,000 applications never made it to the insurance carriers. officials say the problem has largely been cleared up. the error rate, which was all the way up to 15% in mid-october, is now less than 1%. a washington state grandfather is very lucky to be alive this morning after being stranded and lost in his car for nearly a week. richard sterm was found by a bow hunter in the woods near long view, washington.
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it happened on friday. his family believes he became disoriented and made a wrong turn. sturm said he survived by eating a snickers bar and water from the floor of his car. when he was taken to the hospital, doctors found he had a brain tumor and will now undergo treatment for that. now to a remarkable video out of caracas, venezuela. it shows two cranes teetering on the edge of construction sites before crashing, as you see right there, into an enormous pit. construction workers narrowly making it out alive with just minor injuries. and astronaut rick mastracchio may get his christmas wish, a space walk. nasa is considering ordering the maneuver to repair a broken cooling system at the international space station. engineers in houston, bianna's hometown, have been trying to fix the problem remotely, but it may require a manual repair. one of two cooling loops on the station shut down on wednesday after it got too cold. and finally, the moon has a new visitor this morning. china successfully carried out the world's first soft landing
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on the moon in nearly 40 years. the six-wheeled rover named jade rabbit was released from the probe this morning where it will take pictures and collect samples from the moon's surface. know how to say jade rabbit in chinese? >> no, how? >> i don't know. yutu. >> oh, yutu. >> something useful if you ever need a jade rabbit. >> this is a huge accomplishment for china. >> it is. just the third country. >> yeah. all right. big news for them. >> news you can use. yutu, bear that in mind. now to a murder mystery in paradise involving a young couple looking to start a new life in hawaii. they were just months away from having their first child, then she was strangled, and he disappeared. abc's linzie janis has more on this story. good morning. >> good morning, dan. this couple was living on a campsite in a remote town on the coast of hawaii's big island. police have been trying to solve the crime and disappearance for months and still nothing.
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this morning, two families searching for answers. loved ones speaking out on the mysterious death of 25-year-old brittany royal and the disappearance of her boyfriend, 22-year-old boaz johnson. >> they were excited about them being pregnant and kind of starting this new adventure and new life. >> reporter: but her fairy tale took a tragic turn and has now become a chilling mystery. royal was found in may of this year strangled, her body dumped in the ocean and no sign of johnson. >> we're definitely concerned that he was also murdered alongside brittany. it's very possible. her body showed up and his didn't. >> reporter: police say they suspect johnson in her brutal murder, but he has seemingly vanished. investigators say a seven-month-long search has them no closer to finding their only suspect. >> it just seems all too easy to blame someone who isn't even
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here and may not even be alive to defend himself. >> reporter: an affidavit with the hawaii district court states johnson may have used a false name to stay at a nearby hostel two weeks after royal's murder. quote, this man used name of jeffrey allen and that he abandoned the room suddenly. leaving behind several bags of personal items. >> one of the things that has been very perplexing is that there has been so many twists and turns to this story. >> reporter: both families say they don't know what to believe, and according to brittany's mother, hawaiian police have been sharing little to no information. >> we're so in needing to find out mode that it's blocking the grief process, which has been very, very difficult for us. it's surreal. it's like a complete out-of-body experience, and it's just been really tough. >> abc news reached out to investigators in hawaii, but we
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have not heard back. in yet another twist to this murder mystery, several months ago, anonymous notes were sent to local media outlets and posted around town suggested that johnson had also been murdered. dan and bianna, those letters allege that he was murdered by angry locals because he was about to buy some land to start a lava tourism business. >> such a bizarre story. >> very mysterious. >> so hard on the families. linzie, thank you. >> thanks, linzie. well now to the latest on this stunning execution of kim jong-un's own uncle by the 30-year-old north korean dictator. the brutal act raising new concern this morning about the erratic leadership of the world's youngest head of state. abc's martha raddatz spoke exclusively to secretary of state john kerry about this for "this week," which she is hosting later today from the region, and she joins us now with more. martha. >> reporter: good morning, dan and bianna. secretary kerry is here in vietnam as part of a diplomatic tour, but we asked him about the stunning news this week that north korea's young leader has executed his uncle, who was considered one of the most powerful men in that nuclear arms nation.
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what does this tell you about the danger coming from north korea? >> well, it tells us a lot about how, first of all, how ruthless and reckless he is. and it also tells us how insecure he is to a certain degree. >> reporter: kerry also told us that he believes that the iranian government could help find the american whose family told abc news he was working for the cia when he disappeared in iran seven years ago. kerry said the u.s. has not abandoned him, as the family has charged. dan and bianna. >> thank you, martha, and you can see all of martha's exclusive interview with the secretary of state kerry later this morning on abc's "this week." a very busy week for him. >> indeed, it is. and moving on now to a little bit of a lighter story, often as we all know, police rely on surveillance videos to solve crimes, but in a new twist, some cops are using an entirely different kind of video, this one, a viral one,
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it's a riff on a christmas classic, and abc's tai hernandez has more on the story. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, guys. well, it is a catchy video because police officers in christmas hats, singing is an assuming sight, but they're trying to tackle an important subject with their video, the fact that crime is still a reality this time of year. >> i want you to be thinking outside the box of how we can keep these shoppers safe this christmas. officer williams? >> captain, i want -- ♪ >> figuratively put, two officers in each car and out at the shopping center -- ♪ please pick up the phone if you think you need police ♪ ♪ the number is 911 for emergencies ♪ ♪ shoplifting's a crime and santa doesn't play ♪ ♪ so if you see a criminal call hpd today ♪ >> reporter: the hampton, virginia, police department made the minute-and-a-half production warning citizens to stay safe and stay out of trouble. ♪ if you want to steal you better go think twice ♪ ♪ because we'll know where you are for santa has our eyes ♪
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>> reporter: officers eager to remind people that crime is a reality, even this time of year. >> we have, you know, property crimes on a daily basis. you know, everything that you can think of that can be stolen gets stolen. >> reporter: like christmas trees. this vendor in florida had several stolen while on the job. >> definitely unhappy and disappointed. >> reporter: stories like these, why the music video gives tips on how to avoid being a victim this season. things like stay in well-lit areas and don't carry large amounts of cash. with all of the festivities christmas may not be a time when people are thinking about crime, but police in hampton, virginia, say that's their job, and they've decided to get creative doing it. ♪ so while the video gives some commonsense pointers, things that we probably already know, they say we still need reminding because we tend to get too caught up in the holiday spirit. >> you know, if i was a criminal, and this is extreme, but if i was a criminal, i don't
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know that that video would scare me too much. >> maybe not scare you, but it gets your attention, you know, if you don't want to be the victim of a crime. >> right. >> and on that note, even our stage manager noticed that the criminal in the video was singing along and laughing. a nice criminal. a festive criminal. all right, now to someone else who's not a criminal. i don't even know how you make this transition, but we need to check the weather. >> that is bad. >> smooth criminal. >> the weather has been -- >> it's criminal. >> a michael jackson shoutout. >> the weather has been pretty naughty as of late so -- >> i feel good getting out of my speeding ticket with those guys. >> exactly. >> finally the storm is leaving the scene, which is great news. we go to the weather map. now temperatures back into the 20s. and this is where it's really snowing across northern new england into northern maine. the good news is, the boston and new york city area by day today, you're at above freezing, at least close. i still think it's wet, but once we get into tonight, all of the cold air that's over the
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midwest, 14 chicago, 22, detroit, that's all diving into the northeast, so there will be a refreeze. you have to be mindful of that as you head into the monday morning commute. eventually temperatures moderate. those temperatures coming from the west, 75 in l.a. today. but with the gusty winds and it's dry, the fire danger and these red flag warnings will go into tonight. but now that warmth is starting to build across the country. denver is only one removed from seeing single digits, and now we're going to see 61 on tuesday. 80 in l.a. 70, phoenix, and dallas, you've seen your share of ice this season. you'll be back in the 60s, and that mild air just goes across the country. i think by the end of the week, we'll start talking
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why did one almost cuff me on the way back from the weather map? >> outstanding warrant. >> yeah. >> i know all about it. it's cool. i'm open-minded. >> no judgment here. no judgment, lee. lee will never come back. >> he didn't do it. he didn't do it, america. >> give him a slap on the wrist for now. exactly. thankfully. well, coming up on "good morning america," in her own words, we're hearing for the first time what the newlywed who pleaded guilty of pushing her husband off the cliff said to police and fbi interrogators. how her story drastically changed. >> these tapes are extraordinary. also coming up, how you can show your children that, yes, santa and his elves really did pay a visit. >> can't get enough of santa this morning.
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>> and where is sara? >> i think she got scared of her criminal record. >> she ran away. >> dan and bianna, i don't think i'll make it in today. i've got a lot of catching up to do on "house of cards." >> ah, turns out she's part of a new trend of binge watchers. fans watching their favorite tv shows in bulk. more on what that's all about coming up. lee knows a thing or two about that. >> yep. "good morning america" brought to you by folgers, the best part of waking up is folgers in your cup. aking up is folgers in your cup. i hear you're quite the expert at waking people up in the morning. let me show you how grandma does it. ♪ you're daddy made this when he was a little boy. ♪ this is your dad in my house, where he had his first christmas. thanks for making the coffee. well look who's up. i'm really glad you're here, mom. me too. ♪ look who's here!
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♪ i want you to stay ♪ you can call me green bean it's not just us. it's not only us struggling to understand the word from our favorite songs. coming up, more hilarious interpretations. i always thought ccr's there's a bad moon rising was -- ♪ there's a bathroom on the rise ♪ it doesn't make sense but -- >> she did, by the way, spend several of her early years in the former soviet republic of moldova. explains some of that. >> yes, yes. i made it this far. >> so you're doing really well. >> but i overcome those hurdles. there's a bathroom on the rise. >> we spell things phonetically in the teleprompter, bianna. good morning, everybody.
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it's december 15th. good news for beatles fans. almost 60 rare recordings about to be released. i'm very excited about this. which songs are coming out, and where can you get them? answers coming up in "pop news" with the one and only sara haines. but we're going to begin this half hour with the countless lives separate in the mouth of a killer. >> for the first time we're being allowed into the interrogation room to hear directly from the newlywed who just pled guilty to murdering her husband. abc's aditi roy is in los angeles with more. aditi, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, dan and bianna. the interviews took place over three days during a weeklong period, and during that time, jordan lynn graham talked to four investigators and changes her story dramatically. >> i'm getting some inconsistencies in what you're telling me. >> reporter: this newly released video shows the days of questioning that led to the confession prosecutors say was the center of their case against jordan lynn graham. >> what part do you permanently feel responsible for? >> for the pushing and him falling. >> reporter: but that came only days after telling investigators that she had no idea of what happened to
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25-year-old cody lee johnson. >> he was going to go for a ride with some of his out of town buddies that were visiting. >> reporter: but thursday graham changed her plea to second degree guilty admitting she pushed him off a cliff in glacier national park in july. >> jordan, how are you feeling? >> reporter: prosecutors say not only was the killing intentional, they say the videotaped interview helped graham prove that she covered up her story. >> i don't know anything more, any of the whereabouts or anything. >> reporter: in day two of the questioning graham maintained her story to two detectiveses. >> i got a text saying he was going to -- >> reporter: she also cries to her mother who was briefly in the room. >> i just want to go. >> reporter: after she eventually leads park rangers to johnson's body, graham's changing story undergoes its biggest shift, she finally confesses to pushing johnson but says it was an accident during an argument. >> he went to grab my arm and my jacket, and i said, no, i said i'm not going to let this happen this time. i'm going to defend myself.
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so i let go and i pushed and he went over and then i took off and went home. >> reporter: now that graham has pleaded guilty, the groom's aunt says johnson's family is grateful. >> it was very emotional. it's been a long haul for us. >> reporter: her attorney said this morning that graham took the plea deal because it takes first degree murder off the table. she is scheduled to be sentenced on march 27th. dan and bianna, a fascinating story. >> fascinating, indeed, aditi. thank you. well, time to go back to ron claiborne for a check of the other top stories. >> hello, again, bianna and dan. good morning, everyone. in the news, new details about that colorado high school shooting. the gunman, karl pierson, a senior at the school, had an arsenal that included a shotgun, molotov cocktails, even a machete. when he stormed the school on friday, pierson shot and wounded a 17-year-old girl before finally fatally wounding himself. a final farewell to nelson mandela as he was buried in his childhood home of qunu in south
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africa. thousands of mourners made the journey to his ancestral village to pay their final respects, this following a ten-day period of mourning. and a major tire recall to tell you about. michelin they're recalling 1.2 million tires that are on several ford trucks and vans. the tiremaker said that the tread on those tires could come apart. so far, though, there have been no reports of injuries as a result of those suspect tires going badly. finally, history in the making. at the u.s. navy, vice admiral michelle howard has been nominated by the president to rank of four-star admiral. if confirmed, she'll be the first woman to ever hold a rank that high in the navy. time now for the weather. over to wabc's lee goldberg. lee. >> help retrieve captain phillips. >> so, we have pictures from albany, i mean, one of the higher tolls around the northeast. it was snowing at 10 degrees. so a pottery snow when it's that cold and dry and piles up in a hurry. that storm is now leaving the albany area. boston, a half foot of snowfall, now ending as rain so it's a bit of a slush fest from new york city to boston. now we'll talk about additional amounts in northern new england.
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upwards of a foot of snow and then that storm leaves the scene. there are your pictures from boston right now. cloudy skies and six inches of snow ending as some rainfall. so, now, behind the storm, we talk about the cold blast. and this will mean a refreeze for tomorrow morning. i think we're going to drop and bottom out as we go through the first couple of days this week then start to recover. but we recover ahead of a front that drops another hit of snow from the midwest into the northeast and that could actually be a few inches of snowfall. meanwhile, across the country, you have that cold. you warm up a little in the east coast later in the week. there will be snow and ice in the middle of the country later in the week. still warm down south and after getting in the 70s and near 80 >> this weather report has been brought to you by keurig. >> really? >> this weather report has been brought to you by keurig.
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>> really? >> yeah. coffee. >> just messing with you, man. >> claiborne is such a skeptical journalist. hi's even skeptical of lee. yes. take it as a compliment. trust me. trust me. early on hazing. >> it's over. it's over! >> it'll be a year before he finally let you in. all right. coming up on "gma," the massive trend on the american couch. how addictive binge watching tv has become the new normal. and the santa spy cam. how your family can see what old st. nick and his elves are up to when they do drop in coming up in "pop news." elves are up to when they do drop in. coming up in "pop news." in "pop news." give me a second, pete. go.
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you have of course heard of you have, of course, heard of binge eating and binge drinking. there's now a much more innocuous binge sweeping the country. binge watching. my wife and i are very guilty. >> you're guilty. a sign of the times. marathon viewing sessions of
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cuddling up and watching their favorite tv shows like "house of cards." can't wait for the new series to come out. the hit drama on netflix out with a new season 2 trailer, but is this new normal behavior a healthy one? sara haines who admits to her own guilty pleasure of binge watching. >> yeah, i can't exactly answer whether it's a healthy habit. but it's pretty much the story of my life. i don't have time to keep up with the shows that i want to see, so i block out a few hours or days to catch up and i have been waiting for some sort of statistic to justify this choice and have found it. "scandal," "breaking bad," "house of cards," "orange is the new black," must watch it all, must watch it all now. >> what's wrong with me? >> reporter: nothing. i mean under the covers, spread out on a comfy couch. >> best way to watch the tv, with the puffs and the netflix. one full season of "scandal" on the weekend, is that even enough? >> we need more. >> reporter: what about committing your life to "house of cards"? >> we'll have a lot of nights like this, very little sleep. >> reporter: is it normal to
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watch five seasons of "breaking bad" in one week? >> i don't know. >> i think once you get to the point where there's no more, you're like, oh, my god, when is the next season going to start because i need more. >> reporter: according to a study commissioned by netflix, you're not the only one getting caught up in this trend. half the people studied binged on a whole season in just a week. i could do a season in two days. not showing off. fans can't help getting sucked in. >> i've been watching "breaking bad" for a day and a half now, and i just watched the finale. >> reporter: and don't you dare feel bad about laying on the couch all day. >> it makes you become more social because you have to proactively find out what are other people thinking about this stuff and create your own community around it. >> reporter: binge watching is not only acceptable, between dvr, on demand and netflix's new strategy of dumping entire seasons all at once, hollywood is counting on it. that's right. when the new "house of cards" comes out, you can watch the full season on day one. >> you cannot run away from this. >> and honestly, i know it says
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at one point about it makes you more social. it's true. if you knew the friendships that i have created on just discussing breaking bad, strangers in the grocery store. >> i'm sure those are really deep friendships. >> they are, dan. >> don't break her heart. >> i mean, why? >> i am just bursting your bubble. >> but it does give people bragging rights. you're absolutely right about that. you hear that at parties all the time. i can't wait for "house of cards." >> february 14th, actually. my valentine's date. hopefully, someone else will join me. >> i'll come over. we can bond. >> a guy while you're watching "breaking bad" -- >> it's like "blair witch." i've been watching for five days. >> i've been there many, many times. >> great shows out there. all right, coming up "good morning america," what are they saying? some of the funniest lyrics are misheard out there from your favorite songs. ♪ but i only have two heads ♪ baby can you breed ♪ baby can you breed
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♪ all right, time now for "pop news" and back over to sara with more. hey, sara. >> lee goldberg just had a backswing of a golf club in my shot. thank you very much, ron and lee. good morning. first up, we've got major music news with 59 new recordings of the beatles about to go on sale. the tracks were all recorded in the early '60s and previously only available as bootleg recordings. fans can expect new versions of "she loves you," "twist and shout" all available on itunes starting tuesday, just in time for the holidays. and speaking of the holidays we may have found the best christmas app ever.
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it's called the santa spy cam and it has a special built-in sensor that takes a video of the moment st. nick and his elves visit your home. i like to do plenty of research for "pop news," as dan knows, so i set up this santa spy cam in the "gma" studio overnight and check out the results. it looks like we had some visitors. >> oh, yeah, where's my gift? >> with candy canes. >> dan, is that you? just kidding. just kidding. i would never do that to you, dan. that was not a height joke. but the next -- >> i resemble that remark. >> exactly. lee, you got my back on this one? >> no, i can't reach. >> you're welcome back any time. >> thank you, i appreciate it. >> the transition from the short man jokes, this next one is for bianna, our in-house vocalist and anyone else who's been guilty of ♪ hold me closer tony danza." here are the most misheard
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lyrics. ♪ i'm friends with the monster that's under my bed ♪ ♪ carrying the weight of the world but i only have two heads ♪ ♪ baby can you breed >> whoa. ♪ a cactus from jamaica >> i came in like a rainbow ♪ >> this one is mine. i actually thought it said that. ♪ i knew you were trevor when you walked in ♪ ♪ just give me a raisin just a little bit's enough ♪ ♪ cuz my heart breaks a little when i hear your neigh ♪ >> neigh? >> i guess like a horse. ♪ you can call me green bean >> you can call me green bean. ♪ every little farm town with you ♪ ♪ way that your children scream for the applause ♪ >> some of my other favorites are actually taylor swift's, i knew you were trouble when you walked in and pink's just give me a raisin. >> you can call me green bean. >> i have called you green bean. >> yeah. >> what was the rainbow? >> it was wrecking ball.
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did you see the video? there was a thing -- >> no, i didn't. >> were you asleep? >> i was looking at you. i'm awake. >> all right. >> anybody know that song? >> yes, and from songs gone bad to animals gone, oh, so good, it's been another big year for the animals of the internet. and here at "gma," we need your help to choose the best viral animal video of 2013. one of the contenders is st. louis' famous otter eddie. eddie's keeper has him shoot hoops as a way to exercise his arthritic joints. apparently he barely misses a shot. >> he missed. >> right there. >> okay. >> he missed two. >> but please help us out and head to our "gma" website if you want to vote for our best animal video of the year. ron is on his way now. >> thank you, sara, great pop news. >> i'm on it. we'll be back with more "gma" right after this. " right after this.
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so, just to be clear about this, even though miley cyrus is riding on an actual wrecking ball, ron claiborne's -- >> wait, wait, wait. >> it might be a rainbow. >> fair enough. thank you for watching, everybody. david muir is back with "world news" later today. we'll see you. >> have a great day. david muir is back with "world news" later today. >> have a great day.
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good morning. welcome to a special edition of "this week," from vietnam. on edge. with trouble brewing across the globe, from north korea to iran, afghanistan to syria, we're traveling with america's top diplomat, the globe-trotting secretary of state, john kerry. what can he do to keep the peace abroad and keep americans safe at home? and how did his experience in war here in vietnam shape his world view? it's an abc news exclusive. plus, the republican free for all. >> i don't care what they do. are you kidding me? >> with speaker boehner in all-out-war against the tea party, who will win the fight? newt gingrich and robert reich join the powerhouse roundtable

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