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s with us. good morning, america. breaking overnight, severe weather erupting across the middle of the country. nine planes struck by lightning. at least five reported tornadoes. powerful winds knocked 30 train cars off the track in kansas. hail piling up on the highway. and churn in colorado. 50 million americans in the path of the storms right now. it's cruel. it's an act of terrorism. >> former secretary of state hillary clinton speaks out in an abc news exclusive about the frantic search for the nigerian schoolgirls. the u.s., now sending in a military team to help. a big reward being offered for anyone who can help bring back our girls. >> the house just exploded. breaking, new details on a mysterious fire that ripped through the florida mansion of tennis star, james blake.
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four people found dead. fireworks throughout the home. police calling it arson. so, what was the motive? ♪ no one, no one no nun-sense. the international singing sensation who is habit-forming. she wowed the judges the first time she performed. now, her new performance overnight stunned. oh, what a feeling. ♪ what a feeling being's believing ♪ good morning, america. it may be raining outside. but sister christina just puts a smile on your face. >> it's raining men. >> or nuns, at least, up there in the stands. >> i like one of the nuns in the stands is doing the dougie. oh, yeah. >> you're on to something there. >> we're going to have more coming up on "the voice." you had a big interview yesterday. you covered a lot of ground with
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hillary clinton. she made headlines talking about those schoolgirls. >> she was very aggressive in talking about the kidnapped schoolgirls. it was mainly to talk about women and girls and the progress we've made around the globe. we talked about that. talked about benghazi. and kind of mentioned whether or not she was going to run for president. >> came up with a clever way to ask the question. we're going to show that in a little while. and michelle obama weighing in on the kidnapped schoolgirls. she tweeted this photo with the hash tag that's been retweeted 1 million times. >> and also, this morning, you see this $20 bill? it could be fake and we'll tell you why. >> let me see if i can figure that out. >> you beat me to it. >> a lot coming up. we're going to begin with the extreme weather. tornadoes and hail, from texas to the northern plains. plus, the planes struck by lightning in salt lake city. eight of them were delta planes. nine overall. thank goodness they all landed safely. ginger, you're tracking it all right now. >> one of the officials at the salt lake city airport telling us this is extremely rare to see that many flights get struck on the same day.
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the atmosphere is riled up. it was yesterday, it is again today. we had more than 180 severe weather reports. all of the green, large hail. the blue, damaging wind. and five reported tornadoes and some striking images of a land spout. take a look. >> let's go. let's go! >> reporter: churning across the high plains of colorado, an ominous dust-filled landspout. >> it's headed for that barn. >> reporter: one of the stunning images erupting, as severe weather smothers the plains. at least five reported tornadoes. and then, this. huge hail, battering the landscape in oklahoma. some, up to baseball size. from colorado to kansas, hail in some spots, piling up to three inches deep. >> wow. >> reporter: a spectacular scene in denver, as lightning illuminates the mile-high city. and just north of wichita, near 90-mile-per-hour winds, knocking 30 train cars right off the track. >> i was shocked that it was strong enough to blow the train.
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>> reporter: all as a second day of severe weather targets more than 50 million people today. so, the good part, if you can call it good, is most of that happened in rural areas. today, the elevated risk, gets to more populated spots in iowa and minnesota. there's a slight risk from texas up to parts of michigan. we will be talking more about the severe weather risks. a little note, washington, d.c. will in the mid-80s today. we'll struggle to get to 60s. i'll talk about what's up with all that. >> thank you, ginger. now, the intensifying hunt for the nearly 300 kidnapped schoolgirls. first lady michelle obama and secretary of state hillary clinton, joining the growing international chorus calling to bring back our girls. abc's martha raddatz staying on this for us, joins us from washington with more. good morning, martha. >> reporter: good morning, robin. there's such an outpouring of support for these girls. but for the parents of those schoolgirls, each day that goes by is more difficult than the last.
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a moment of silence for nigeria's president this morning. but for the parents returning to the school for the first time, there's little faith in the government. this father wanting the world to know we don't feel nigeria can help get our daughters back. but the world is listening. first lady michelle obama, tweeting this photo. and hillary clinton, giving a strong reaction to our robin roberts. >> it's criminal. it's an act of terrorism. and it really merits the fullest response possible, first and foremost from the government of nigeria. >> reporter: the nigerian government is offering a $300,000 reward. but finding the girls will be an immense challenge. the search will focus in the northern wilderness, a remote swath of forest, more than six times the size of yellowstone
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national park. the u.s. is sending a ten-member military team to the capital. specialists in logistics and intelligence. the former head of african command told us drones could be brought in from a base in djibouti, as well as surveillance aircraft. cp-3s that could listen in on cell phone conversations below. >> you could have nigerian security officials aboard those aircraft, listening. so, you've got someone who has the language skills. >> reporter: the most important tool in finding those girls will be human intelligence, people on the ground. and that will have to be up to the nigerians. we have no one there, especially in those remote forests. but there's still a great deal of hope that at least some of these girls will be found. george? >> we have to keep trying. martha, thanks. we're going to turn to the mysterious fire at the florida home of tennis star james blake. four dead bodies found inside the mansion, which burned to the ground wednesday.
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police convinced it was a crime. and abc's gio benitez has the latest from miami. >> reporter: this morning, a beautiful mansion at the center of a heinous crime. >> oh, my god. it's so bad. i was walking my dog. and the house just exploded. >> okay, ma'am. listen to me. try to calm down a little bit. >> it's a two-story house, ma'am. you need to go tell the other neighbors. it's a two-story house. oh, my god. >> reporter: police near tampa, florida, said somebody set this ragin' inferno wednesday morning, intentionally. >> we have confirmed there were various fireworks throughout the residence. >> reporter: inside, the bodies of two adults and two teenagers, discovered in their bedrooms. two appear to have upper body trauma. >> at this time, we have confirmed that the residence is being rented by the campbell family. however, we have not been able to positively identify the bodies. >> reporter: for the past two years, the campbell family has rented the posh 7,600-square-foot mansion from
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retired tennis star, james blake. according to the tampa tribune, this is the man renting the home, daren campbell. his linkedin pro fail said he was treasurer of tampa's elite carrollwood day school. his children both went there. the police are trying to figure out the motive. while police are not identifying the names of the victims until after autopsy results are released, the campbells have not been heard from since the fire leaving those who knew the family devastated. >> his daughter is beautiful. it's so bad. >> reporter: they confirmed blake owned the house and was renting it out. but most importantly, george, they said he was not in florida yesterday.
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let's go to amy with the other top stories. >> good morning, everyone. we begin with raids across the country, as federal agents fight back against the synthetic drug epidemic. the dea arresting 150 people in 29 states, seizing tens of millions of dollars in assets, while going after suppliers of synthetic marijuana. agents recently identified up to 300 new synthetic drugs. in detroit, a 90-year-old war veteran faces three years behind bars for smuggling drugs for a mexican cartel. he was caught with 228 pounds of cocaine. and a wild scene in houston. a car driving straight through this crowd of people, running for their lives. fortunately no one was hurt. they had gathered near a murder scene. police say the murder suspect's father was behind the wheel. and in washington, six democrats have joined republicans in the house, voting to hold a former irs official in contempt of congress. lois lerner refused to testify about targeting of conservative
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groups. she pleaded the fifth. that case will now be sent to the justice department. and new questions about vladimir putin's next move in ukraine. on wednesday, putin claimed russian forces have pulled back from the ukrainian border. but the pentagon says there is no evidence of that. and today, putin oversaw a nuclear exercise conducted by russian forces. an exercise, he says was previously scheduled. and a massive explosion has leveled a hotel in northern syria, being used by government troop there's. a new escalation in the bloody civil war. no official word on casualties. and meanwhile, you have to take a look at this. it was an all-out brawl that erupted on television. look at this. in neighboring jordan. analysts are arguing over the syrian war, which has spread chaos across borders. but literally destroyed that set. that's hard to believe. finally, talk about an unwelcome surprise. a film crew was working off the coast of south africa when this happened. yeah. that's a great white shark.
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it's attacking their -- yes, that's an inflatable raft. fortunately for the crew, the shark swam away before they sank. but that's right out of "jaws." you look at it -- on their inflatable raft. yes. thankfully, no one was injured. >> might not want to have an inflatable raft out there. >> i agree. >> just saying. >> a bigger boat. >> amy, thank you. now, to my one-on-one with hillary clinton. i had a chance to sit down with the former secretary of state, at the philanthropy of new york's meeting. where we talked about the global progress of women and girls but first i had a chance to ask her about recent developments in the benghazi investigation. benghazi investigation. are you satisfied with the answers? and are you content with what you know what happened? >> absolutely. of course, there are a lot of reasons why, despite all of the hearings, all of the information
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that's been provided, some choose not to be satisfied and choose to continue to move forward. that's their choice. and i do not believe there's any reason for it to continue in this way. but they get to call the shots in the congress. >> and the question i took straight from the audience, were you to run for president in 2016, would you choose elizabeth warren or julio castro as a running mate? >> i've been asked this question many different ways. this is one of the cleverest. i would expect no less. i can only say they're both extraordinary leaders and great political advocates for a lot of what needs to be done in our country. and i admire both of them greatly. >> when i look at your twitter page, you, the last thing you list, is saying you're a glass ceiling cracker.
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and no one feels it would be better to crack that glass ceiling than to have a woman as president. and many believe that should be you. [ applause ] >> well, i -- i think we should crack it also. i am 100% in favor of that. but i have nothing further to say about -- >> we tried, right? while she remained coy about her run for the white house, there was one thing she was eager to talk about. you're going to be a grandma? >> i am. >> chelsea -- congratulations. >> for my future grandchild, it's not only what i want for him or her. it's what kind of society i want for that child to grow up in to be a citizen in, to contribute to. and that's part of why i do the work that i do. >> that was held there at the ford foundation. >> you found a good way to ask the question.
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>> the audience did, as well. that was a hot topic. >> her book is about to come out. her memoir as time of secretary of state. >> "hard choices" is the name of her book. she's going to go around the country. she's going to be asked that question quite a bit. and you really have a sense that it's something, of course, that she is considering. but she will let everybody know when she wants to let everybody know. not a moment sooner. no matter how clever you are. in trying to ask. we're going to switch gears to the colorado woman trapped inside her car for six days. she used her umbrella to signal for help as she fought to stay alive. and this morning, her family is speaking out. abc's john muller has the story. >> all of a sudden, we realized, we can't find her. you start thinking for the worst. >> reporter: for six heart wrenching days, glen and connie morgan didn't know if their daughter, 44-year-old, kristen hopkins, was dead or alive. it turned out, she was struggling to survive, here,
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trapped in a wreck ravaged car 140 feet below a winding colorado road, without food or water. >> she was using every means possible to get out of where she was. >> reporter: using whatever she could find in her car, the single mother of four struggled to send out distress messages, using this placard. writing all 911. jaws of life, and mashing this red and white umbrella. need doctor. hurt and bleeding. and thirsty and hungry. six days, no food or water. >> connie had given her that umbrella because she didn't have one in the car. and she uses that umbrella to write messages. >> i know in my heart that she thought of her four kids. i have to stay alive. i have to get home to my babies. >> reporter: finally, a couple driving by spotted hopkins' car upside-down, in the tangled trees. telling police, they thought the person inside was dead. >> we just happened to look at the right place at the right time. >> if they had waited too much longer, she probably wouldn't be here today. >> reporter: hopkins has a long
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recovery ahead. this morning, she is in critical condition. doctors had to amputate both of her feet. and she faces another surgery tomorrow. but her parents say they are hopeful she can beat the odds once again. >> because she is such a fighter, she will make it work. >> reporter: after surviving all of that, you can bet this morning that this mother of four is going to make it. if you would like to help the family with some donations, they can be made to the kristen hopkins donation fund. you can find the donation information on our website, abcnews.com. george? >> just a remarkable story. >> and, mike, you've got another one, sister christina. >> that's right. 25-year-old singing nun. her voice has proven to be habit-forming. no pun intended. but she had her first performance on italy's version of "the voice," which blew away the judges. she skyrocketed to almost 50 million hilts on youtube.
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and she returned last night. and, boy, what a feeling it was. ♪ for my life what a feeling ♪ being's believing i can tell you ♪ ♪ i'm dancing for my life what a feeling ♪ >> i think we all think that nuns can't have fun. and she is totally blowing the community away because she's dancing and singing. and it's on beat. >> i think there was a karaoke night in that convent. >> it makes you think of "sister act." and whoopi goldberg sent out a tweet. she said, if you want a taste of "sister act," here it is. >> the real thing. so much fun to watch. >> thanks for bringing that to us. we have a lot of rain in new york city today. it's a mixed day, as you were saying, ginger, across the northeast. >> it's very split. i want to start with what it
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looks like outside of new york city. the images, it's a little bleak. you want to grab your umbrella. it will be not that warm. in the 50s and low 60s, at best. you can see that slow-moving warm front, trying to double northward. 83 pittsburgh. 81, detroit. look at cincinnati, 86. the warm air is there. it's going to creep very slowly to the north and east. by this weekend, we'll get into some of it. and you can see, also in the carolinas, columbia, 93. 90 for raleigh today. memphis will be 86. and the cold front will be moving across the plains. you'll be cooling down if you've been too hot for your own tastes.
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we'll have clearing and breezy conditions tomorrow and warming this mother's day weekend and possible records next weekend. as far as our temperatures today, how about low to mid-60s along the coast into san francisco. mid to upper 60s around the bay shore and some low 70s inland. tonight will be mild once again, most of us in the 50s with a >> and as great as she was at singing, don't you think it would be good to see her on "dancing with the stars" next? a nun on "dancing with the stars"? >> don't think they're not thinking about that. coming up on "gma," the latest on the oscar pistorius trial. big questions on whether his crying in court is all an act.
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also, jason patric's bitter custody battle to see his son conceived in vitro. the case is going to court this morning. plus a texas teen's incredible hail mary pass to himself. that video going viral. he's here this morning, with another remarkable move. >> wow. and one woman's startling weight loss story. she dropped 170 pounds. and why she says popular fitness magazine won't publish her before and after pictures. and a star-packed morning in times square. we have hugh jackman and the cast of "x men" plus, jon hamm, all here, live.
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good morning. i'm kristen sze. we have breaking news in sunnyvale where authorities have just announced they found the bodies of a couple following a fire that gutted their mobile home early this morning. that was reported on. the fire started around 2:00 in the cape cod village off berregas avenue.
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the woman's adult son managed togtd out in time. schools in danville have three graffiti messages threats ni -- threatening to harm students today. school officials are confident today will be a safe day. we do have a couple of accidents, the first of which over the altamont pass. at grant line road you'll see it cleared to the shoulder but we're left with heavy delays. northbound 101 at hellier avenue, very heavy backups coming away from highway 85. we'll check out your forecast which may contain some
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good morning. tracking some clouds right now with live doppler 7 hd but no radar returns but they will develop throughout the day and into the evening hours. some scattered light showers on the way. temperatures milder this morning, low to mid-50s, except for 49 at los gat os. less than 0.1 of an inch of rain if anything today. warmer than average for mother's day and record highs are possible next week.
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♪ i'm on top of the world i don't know. you say this is real, michael. >> that is real. >> it's remarkable. i will say this. it's going viral, this video. young man, 17 years old. throwing a hail mary pass to himself. throws the ball and catches the ball. really? >> has skills. >> that's todd hayes jr. he's here live this morning. plus, we have another incredible move. if you like that move, wait until you see the next one. >> skills and speed. also ahead, we're going to have more on this custody battle of jason patric. bitter custody battle over his son conceived in vitro. this could have widespread implications. and the $20 bill in your pocket could be fake and you may not even know it.
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why are there so many counterfeit 20s out and about right now? we'll explain. >> we think this is real. >> you gave it back? >> i'm going to try to spend it and see what they say. i mean. shaquille o'neal could be on the cover of this 20 and i'm going to try to use it. i'm sorry. we also have an amazing weight loss success story that turns pretty nasty. why one blogger says a popular fitness magazine will not publish her before and after photos. >> all right. we'll get into that. we're going to start this half hour with the latest on oscar pistorius. questions in court this morning about his behavior and all of his crying in the courtroom and whether or not it's real or an act. abc's matt gutman, following every move for us, in south africa. >> reporter: pistorius is not faking it. >> he cried 80% of the time. >> reporter: that, according to a social worker who spoke to pistorius in a jail cell, the days after he shot his girlfriend, the model reeva steenkamp. >> he vomited twice. one time, when he came out of court. he just sat down and started
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crying and crying. >> reporter: it was only this week that yvette van schalkwyk asked the defense to testify after hearing criticism that pistorius had taken acting lessons. over the past two months, doubling over in court, weeping, wretching into a bucket. >> i saw a heartbroken man that's suffering emotionally. he said he accidentally shot her. >> reporter: and the prosecutor, known as the bull terrier here, gerrie nel, bouncing. >> he said to you, i accidentally shot her. you know what his version in court was? he thought he was under attack. and that's why he fired. so, he changed since he spoke to you. >> reporter: earlier, he called out pistorius' histrionics on the stand. mr. pistorius, you're not using your emotional estate as an escape, are you? >> reporter: a different side of those emotions allegedly on display tuesday after proceedings. reeva's friend, kim myers, accusing pistorius of walking up
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to her in court and snapping, how do you sleep at night? today, the myers family were in court with family friends, mark bachelor, a soccer star here. their attorney telling abc news, they found it odd that he cries crocodile tears on the stand and then says something like that to kim. pistorius has denied saying anything to myers. and no one else heard it. the trial is really the home stretch right now. what we're seeing is the defense trying to insert a wedge in the prosecution's case by calling to the stand a couple of experts who are re-evaluating the contents in reeva's stomach and the crime scene that night. but the slugfest of the scientists, something of a stalemate. robin, george? let's turn to the latest on jason patric's bitter custody battle. he wants to be a father to the child conceived in vitro with his sperm. the mother says he's a donor with no parental rights. and the two face off in court for a trial that could cause huge changes in our custody laws. abc's cecilia vega has the story. >> reporter: jason patric calls
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today the most important day of his life. >> i have to win this for my son. i have to win this for fathers and mothers all over the country. >> reporter: the '80s teen heartthrob who rose to fame in "the lost boys." will be in a los angeles courtroom this morning, making an appeal in a bitter fight to be recognized as this little boy's dad. when was the last time you saw your son? >> 63 weeks ago. it's okay, i'll see you tomorrow. i've never seen him again. >> reporter: those words must be haunting for you. >> yes because i lied to him. i say i would see him again. and i never showed up again. >> reporter: patric and danielle schreiber conceived gus through in vitro fertilization. their on again, off again romance, now a high-profile custody dispute over their 4-year-old son. schreiber said patric never signed a birth certificate. she says he was a sperm donor and therefore no present am rights. and a judge agreed, barring patric from seeing his son. >> where is dadda?
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that's right. >> reporter: but patrick says home videos like this prove he's been a dad from day one. among his ammunition, forms he signed at the sperm clinic promising an intent to parent. schreiber declined our request for an interview. her lawyer said, we are spending our time preparing for the appellate argument. that's where we're going to use our ammunition. >> the question there is whether the mother also wanted him to be the father at the time the child was born. >> reporter: an actor waging a war over what it means to be a dad. >> i will fight with everything i have to get my son back. >> reporter: for "good morning america," cecilia vega, abc news, los angeles. >> he has passionately spoken about that. >> a fascinating case. fascinating legal case. >> a lot of people watching this to see the outcome. another check of the weather now. and you can just wait around and perhaps it will change, ginger? >> that's the lesson from this. a heat burst happened in albert
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lea, minnesota. you're going, what? what is that? watch this. in just 20 minutes, from 1:08 a.m. to 1:28 a.m., the temperature goes from 68 to 82. in 20 minutes. it happens a lot of times with thunderstorms. you get this pocket of dense air that rushes to the ground, compresses and warms. it's that easy. you can get those. it usually happens overnight. people are typically just sleeping. here's what's going to go on. for so many folks while they're awake. from illinois to missouri and texas, you can see high amounts of rain coming with the thunderstorms. two to three inches at times. locally, could even see more. and unsettled west, 55 for seattle. portland, 57. 67 in medford. good morning. it's going to turn out to be a great day with some scattered light showers. 68 to 72 inland, 65 to 72 around the bay. low to mid-60s coast and san francisco. drying and a little breezy tomorrow, warmer than average for mother's day an >> all that weather, brought to
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welcome back. it is 7:40. and counterfeit money is an all-too real problem. chances are, you could actually have a fake 20 in your pocket right now. one of the best counterfeiters in the world shared his secrets. and abc's brian ross has the story. >> reporter: the country is awash in fake money. >> it is very, very frustrating. it costs us time. it costs us money. >> reporter: for the last four years, authorities have been quietly tracking a master counterfeiter, who produced a fake $20 bill that is so good, authorities say it is undetectable by the naked eye. this is really good, isn't it? >> it's very good. >> reporter: this is the man who says he did it. unabashedly admitting to abc news, something that could put him in prison for years. his name is frank barassa. >> i am the world's best
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counterfeiter right now. no one better than me. it's me. >> reporter: he made his fakes in a small town in canada, outside montreal. he says it was relatively easy to copy many of the security features of the real 20s. actually, using the u.s. secret service website as a road map. american currency, not that hard to counterfeit? >> the easiest of them all. >> reporter: step by step, barassa said he found suppliers on the internet, from europe to china, that could provide the same security features. and used a front company to trick this paper mill in germany to produce the unique currency paper, made of cotton and linen, complete with andrew jackson water marks. >> once this is done, the rest is nothing. >> reporter: millions of dollars worth of the fakes went out, he says, before the mounties and the u.s. secret service moved in. >> this was going to affect americans. and it was important to get this right away. get this off the street. get it off the market.
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>> reporter: but the counterfeit was so good, he was able to cut the deal of a lifetime for a criminal. in exchange for turning over boxes of the remaining fakes and plates and special paper, he spent only a month and a half in jail. and he says, canada has agreed not to extradite him to the u.s. >> i'm safe, absolutely. can't do nothing about that. >> reporter: you beat the system, completely? >> yeah, i did. >> reporter: and authorities say millions of dollars worth of his fake 20s remain in circulation today, virtually undetectable. brian ross, abc news, montreal. >> i'm going to look in my wallet after this. you can see more of brian's report tomorrow on "20/20." that's 10:00 p.m. eastern, 9:00 central. coming up on "good morning america," one woman's amazing weight loss story and why a popular fitness magazine won't publish her before and after pictures. turn the clothes in your closet into cash.
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step up now, to the "open mike." >> all right. it is "open mike" time. we've been showing you the
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incredible video all morning of the hail mary to himself guy. this is football sensation gary sean hayes jr. he's a high school junior from manville high school in texas. it's gone viral. over 20,000 people have watched this video. it's amazing. robin, i think i could do that if -- never. >> uh-huh. all right. >> we have him right here today, everybody. let's bring him out. gary, come on out. [ cheers and applause ] gary, i have a question for you. i'm not going to ask you when you realized you could do this. but why did you do it? >> just for the fun of it. for my friends. >> for your friends? >> yes, sir. >> now, how many attempts did it take for you to get it right? >> about three or four. >> that's it? >> yes, sir. >> that's all? >> what's the trick?
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>> get the ball high. >> as high as you can? >> yes, ma'am. >> you were trying to get faster. >> yes, sir. >> and so, you're in high school, a junior. any colleges looking at you? >> u of a, texas tech. yes, sir. >> you can throw the ball to yourself at the end of a game to win it on your own hail mary pass, i think every school in the world would love to have you. >> you should get two scholarships. one for quarterback and one for receiver. >> the nfl draft starts today, which is a big deal. and we heard that your mother called you dieon sanders because one of your favorite players is dieion sanders. >> prime time. >> we have a little surprise for you. look to your right, my man. come on out. mr. primetime. >> oh.
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oh, my >> deion meet geion. deion has something for you. >> two passes for the draft. >> oh, my god. >> there's an opportunity for you to go to the draft. you see how it is. and then, in a few years, we're going to be watching you, deion will be on the nfl network, talking about geion getting drafted. >> don't you have something else to show us? >> another trick you have to show us. i'll take this. i've never seen this. we've never actually seen this. >> what are you going to do? >> what are you going to do? just going to surprise us? >> okay. let's see. okay. [ cheers and applause ] >> wow. >> wow.
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>> it's your turn, deion. come on, deion. you can do it. you got it. you got it. >> please. >> that was incredible. there are your two tickets. enjoy the draft. and enjoy all of this love you're getting over this video. really, really incredible. proud of y, man. coming up, hugh jackman and the stars of "x men," plus, jon hamm here, live on "gma."
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good morning. i'm kristen sze. today is bike to work day. for the 20th year thousands of bay area commuters are expected to ditch their cars and take their bikes to work instead. but are the roads a little wet? or soon will be. let's check in with mike. >> right now they're dry. temperatures will be comfortable throughout the day but our best radar returns right now are up to the north. we do have scattered light showers in the forecast. 60s to 70s today. a little below average. accuweather seven-day forecast, warmer than average for mother's day. records possible next week. if you can't take a bike to work today and are taking the car, we have our second accident southbound along 880 at winton avenue so it is involving a
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. and it's a mommy-to-be dream shopping spree. three couples facing off for the mother of all prizes. and "shape" shifting. the woman going head-to-head with the popular fitness magazine because they refuse to show her photos. plus, turn your closet into cash. the secret to getting designer duds at a discount, starting this morning. and it's a times square takeover. the sizzling cast of "x-men" are with us, live. all that, plus million-dollar man, jon hamm is here, as we say --
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>> good morning, america. look at that crowd behind lara and michael right now. everyone is so excited for our mother of all surprises dream shopping spree. big crowd in times square. look outside at toys "r" us. a huge crowd outside, as well. a lot coming up. the stars of "x-men" are here live. we cannot wait to talk to them. there they are right now. >> went to the screening yesterday. it is a good one. also ahead, the new movie from katie couric that could revolutionize the way you eat. she's challenging us to count down on our sugar consumption. could you give up sugar for ten days? could you do that? go to our website right now and let us know. we have something extra special going on this morning. george was just talking about it. lucky parents-to-be, are going to be in for a big surprise. lara and michael are upstairs with all of them. >> yes, we are. yes, we are.
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we can barely hear now because it's so loud. but one of these couples, they're going to -- one of the couples, with a baby on the way, will win our incredible mommy-to-be dream shopping spree later this morning. >> it's $1,500. 60 seconds. live shopping spree, in an epic babies "r" us section that we have created. you guys can go nuts. they have proven they've got it. so many expecting couples are with us live. we're going to narrow it down to three lucky couples going for the prize. >> why are we going to waste anymore time. time for the drawing. each couple has a number. if i call out your number, they have to come up here. we need a drumroll, please. go for it. >> i'll do one. couple number 8. >> 8. come on out. what are your names?
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>> chuck. >> carrie-ann. >> are you ready to bring it? >> absolutely. >> the next couple is number 24. >> 24. what's your name? >> dave. >> and olivia. >> have you two been stretching? are you ready to go? >> i have to shake it a little. like yolanda vega. 28. >> all right. what's your name? nathaniel. >> shanna. >> these are our contenders. i suggest you get a little stretching in. we have a serious contest for you all. >> full-body contact. right now, let's get back to george in the studio. >> full-body contact? i'll stick around for that. a lot of fun coming up. we have to get news from amy. >> and the big story this morning is the weather. as ginger has been reported, at least five reported tornadoes touched down in colorado last night. and more twisters are possible today, from minnesota to iowa.
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widespread hail, some the size of baseballs on highways, making it look like winter again. powerful winds in kansas are blamed for derailing a train and knocking 30 cars off the track. to the west, nine planes were struck by lightning while approaching the salt lake city airport. all of them landed safely. ginger's forecast in just a moment. a massive hunt is intensifying for nearly 300 nigerian schoolgirls abducted from their school. police are offering a $300,000 reward, as they await the arrival of a u.s. team to help in that search, focused in a remote forest. the militant group behind the abduction, launching new attacks on wednesday, killing at least 150 people. and new developments overnight in the south korea ferry disaster. more than 300 people lost their lives, most of them young students. this morning, the ceo of that company that owned the ship has been detained, accused of
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allowing the ferry to exceed its cargo limit. and back in this country, a fight may be brewing over ownership of the los angeles clippers. despite the nba forcing her estranged husband, donald sterling, to sell the team, co-owner shelly sterling says she intends to hang on to them herself. she said the nba commissioner made it clear she was not taking action against her or her family. shopping online may be getting more expensive for millions of americans. fedex announcing a big change. next year, it will start charging by the size of the package, not the weight of it. and that means, items like diapers and clothing will be more expensive to ship. no word if u.p.s. will follow suit. and finally, a beautiful oceanside wedding quickly turned into an emergency rescue operation. during this bridal party photo shoot in australia, the groomsmen spotted a fisherman in trouble. the boat had flipped over. he did the right thing. he tore off his clothes, jumped into the water and brought that
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fisherman to shore. later, they continued with the photo shoot, still in their underwear. you have to love that. the bridesmaids used the flowers to cover up the men. very cute and very heroic. >> the wedding must go on. >> yes. photo shoot must go on. >> thanks, amy. "pop news" coming up. first, let's get the weather from ginger. >> good morning. we have excitement out here. where are you from again? >> albuquerque. >> albuquerque, new mexico. and someone said we're excited to see hugh jackman. it's not just new mexico that's excited to see hugh jackman. we have to talk about somewhere in the deep south. that would be dallas, texas. a hazy start. been hot for a couple of days. and now, you have severe weather potential. that's why we're showing a live look. anywhere from texas, up through parts of missouri, in wisconsin and minnesota, all in the risk area today. and the elevated risk for
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southern minnesota and iowa. you need to watch your local abc stations and have the weather radios ready. behind it, look at santa fe, you guys. 36. flagstaff dropped to 31. it's cold back there. and it snowed in montana. and snowing this morning in we'll have clearing and breezy conditions tomorrow and warming this mother's day weekend and possible records next weekend. as far as our temperatures today, how about low to mid-60s along the coast into san francisco. mid to upper 60s around the bay shore and some low 70s inland. tonight will be mild once again, most of us in the 50s with a spotty shower. >> lara, it's ponchos, were hot on the red carpet. these ladies are rockin' them this morning. look at that blue. >> they are. they're gorgeous. here's what's coming up on our "gma morning menu." first, in "pop news," the new
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study providing more evidence that laughter is the best medicine. plus, turning the clothes in your closet into cold, hard cash, starting this morning. and then, hugh jackman and all of the stars of "x-men: days of future past," are here to answer your questions. and jon hamm is also with us. that's coming up on "good morning america," live in times square. stay with us, won't you?
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we begin with a study that proves that we believe. laughter is the best medicine. a new university health study says that laughter soothes the brain in the same way that meditation does. it produces high altitude gamma band oscillation. it makes you feel whole and more focused. the study found a that laughing can help your memory in older years. >> gamma band oscillation. >> duh. speaking of laughter, i thought it was only appropriate that i should bring you this. last week, we gave you hamsters eating burritos. and amy requested, one, to see it again. and number two, to meet this little fella's friend. this is a hamster named chicken. and he likes pizza. >> his name is chicken? >> and he likes pizza. if there is zero reason, but to give you a little smile.
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and i know you don't want to laugh, robin roberts. but you're going to. >> it's good for you. >> there's a fork if he decides to eat it the old-fashioned way. >> yes, he did. >> oh, boy. and this is big. ready? summer's just around the corner. it's time to reveal our biggest, i dare say, "gma" summer concert series ever. roll them. >> want to be blown away this summer? well then, take a deep breath and count to three. with 50. >> one, two, three, let's go. >> the hottest party will be happening every friday in the park. >> going down on "good morning america." >> it's "gma's" summer concert series. and if you're looking for a good time -- it all starts friday may 23rd. >> friday in the morning. >> lady antebellum, live. >> lady a. and "gma." >> then, curtis 50 cent jackson
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takes over, in his first-ever morning tv concert. >> don't miss it. >> how do you ever follow that? get alode of this lineup. enrique iglesias, demi lovato, florida georgia line, afrojack. luke bryan, jennifer lopez. we told you would be blown away. >> that's it, "good morning america." >> we told you would be blown away. where is it happening this summer? ♪ "good morning america" >> good morning, america. >> good morning, america. >> good morning, america. >> it's a party in the park, every friday. >> that's a good morning, america. >> "good morning america" summer concert series. so much blazing hot fun. of course, it has to be presented by coppertone. >> i wasn't kidding.
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that's our concert lineup. it is big. all of these bands will be performing live. in new york's central park all summer long. to find out the dates, all you need to do is go to our website, goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo! >> cannot wait to see everybody there. and ginger guarantees there will not be days like this. every friday will be beautiful, correct? >> i'm working on it now. make my tweaks. yeah. >> all right. topping this morning's "heat index," one woman blasting a popular fitness magazine after losing 170-plus pounds. she says the magazine made her feel like she should be ashamed of her brand-new body. abc's linzie janis has the story. >> reporter: 29-year-old brooke birmingham's 170-pound weight loss was so dramatic, it caught the attention of "shape," magazine, which wanted to feature her success story. >> i e-mailed them back saying i was interested in doing the
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interview because i loved spreading my story in getting my story out to people. >> reporter: but when brooke sent them this after-photo in a bikini, loose skin and all, "shape" asked her to cover up. >> i don't feel they were showing my body respect. >> reporter: brooke refused, saying the photo showed the real side of extreme weight loss. and the challenges don't end after the after photo. >> people need to see what a body looks like after a massive weight loss. >> reporter: in a statement released to abc news, "shape" magazine says, this is a result of a misunderstanding with a freelance writer. and the comments made about "shape's" editorial policy are absolutely untrue. "shape" prides itself on empowering and celebrating women like brooke. even natural, gradual weight loss can leave extra skin, that in some cases, can only be fixed with surgery. >> while you will be incredibly fit, and you will be so much lighter, you might be left with some loose skin. >> reporter: chris powell, the
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host of "extreme makeover: weight loss edition," offers participants the surgery, after meeting a key milestone. >> this is you getting stronger. >> reporter: but also says, its presence should be considered a mark of accomplishment. >> when you see the excess skin, it is a beautiful thing. it's a badge of courage. it shows how strong that individual is. >> reporter: brooke, who works as a weight watchers leader in illinois, says she's excited for bikini season just around the corner, with no cover-up. >> all it boils down to is feeling good in our own skin. and knowing you don't have to look like the picture of a model on a magazine. >> reporter: for "good morning america," linzie janis, abc news, new york. >> kind of like a scar. i'm proud of my scars. they represent a battle that you faced. and it's a reminder of what you've been through and how you got to where you are today. >> feeling good in your own skin. that's what it's all about. burning up the "heat index," just in time for spring,
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cleaning. how to turn your old clothes in your closet into new money. and the designer fashions you've only dreamed about. >> reporter: an alexander mcqueen dress. jimmy choo shoes. and a marc jacobs bag. it's a designer closet at a discount. >> women can buy tori burke shoes for $90 on our site. >> reporter: shop hers is a virtual store where you can buy and sell designer duds for a fraction of the cost. 30-year-old jacqueline, a shopping addict and trend-spotting guru is the brainchild behind this site, that even caught the attention of bono. >> you truly find people that are you, across the world.
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you will find somebody living in shanghai that is your exact measurements. and now, you're able to have a real relationship where you're buying and selling from one another. >> reporter: and you can save a lot of money. meet our magic model. noel is showing us magical numbers. this $2,000 outfit, a steal at around 200 bucks. this top and jeans. and this oscar de la renta, cost about $1,000 in retail. but $150. >> we feel like we're getting indulgence, quickly at a good price. >> reporter: marcy uses shop her to turn her clothing into cash. she said she made about $6,000 on a dozen or so items. no knockoffs here. >> no knockoffs. it is absolutely a knockoff-free environment.
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>> reporter: for "good morning america," abbie boudreau, abc news, los angeles. >> i want to go shopping in her closet. >> it's a great idea. >> it is. >> waste not, want not. and recycling. >> i'm going to go to the closet and the tag is still there. >> i know. well, now, we have a place to put those items. >> that happens to me all the time, guys. here in the "gma" flash poll, we asked, could you give up sugar for ten days? 58% of you said yes. 42% said no. and katie couric is here to talk about that challenge, and her new film, which could shake up the way you think about sugar. take a look. >> the epidemic here is worse than previously estimated. >> the message that's been pushed on us, is you're fat. >> shouldn't be so hard to get them to run around and play. >> they have voracious appetites. and they don't run around enough. >> forget about it. your brain likes the sugar just like cocaine or heroin.
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you're going to become an addict. >> you end up with one of the great public health epidemics of our time. >> the government is subsidizing the obesity epidemic. >> it places public profit in front of public health. >> reporter: by 2050, one out of every three americans will have diabetes. >> those are being driven by sugar. >> this is a fundamental problem nobody is talking about in society. >> we could cure 80% of the problem with the food in the school. you have to change the diet of america. >> it's all preventable. >> and katie is here right now. not only the narrator, executive producer of this film. i know this is a passion project for you. what drove you to do it? >> you know, george, it felt like i was reporting in on this issue. and no one had examined the root causes of the issue. and once i started looking into it and hearing things like this generation of children is the
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first expected to live a shorter lifespan than their parents. 95% of americans will be overweight or obese in 20 years. the number of type ii diabetes cases among adolescents has skyrocketed. i said, you know, we have to do something about this. >> you hear the word, epidemic, time and time again. that's alarming. >> yes. it's incredibly alarming. and there's a host of reasons behind this epidemic. you know? i think that obviously, you know, since the low-fat craze hit in the 1980s, to take out fat, you have to pump in sugar. people are eating so much sugar. you're supposed to eat six to nine teaspoons a day. that's a safe threshold. but there's hidden sugar in everything. of the 60,000 products at the grocery store, 80% have added sugar. kids are marketed to death from a very early age. 50% of school districts serve junk food for lunch. fast food for lunch.
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the kids are getting terrible choices. and the usda promotes agriculture and establishes dietary guidelines. >> you showed michael pollen in that clip, as well, saying the government is subsidizing the epidemic. >> that's right. well, you think about that. they are promoting u.s. agriculture. and we have a perfect example when skim milk came into being and the demand increased, the fat from the skim milk, the dairy farmers needed something to do with it. so, the government started promoting cheese. they're often working at cross purposes. >> there's been some pushback. not surprising. the food industry is pushing back pretty hard. grocery manufacturers say that the portrayal of the food industry is unfair and inaccurate. they've taken steps like moving soda from schools. changing advertising. and promoting school lunch standards. >> i think some steps have been in the right direction. and we certainly applaud michelle obama for bringing
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attention to the issue. i think there's a dichotomy in terms of how to solve this problem. some people think it's fine to work with the food industry. and in some cases, positive steps have been made. but just re-engineering currently existing processed food and tinkering with it is not necessarily going to solve this problem. we applaud some of the positive things that have been done. but our experts say, it's like the fox guarding the hen house. they want to maintain the status quo. and they're worried about their bottom line. so, they can make some changes. but we don't think they can make enough. >> and you're also putting out this challenge. ten days without added sugar. >> that's right. the "fed up" challenge, starting monday. we're going to try to get as many people as possible to give up added sugar. >> what does that mean? >> there's some naturally occurring sugars in things like yogurt, plain yogurt. but we're trying to say, you can't have added sugar or artificial sweeteners, which have the same impact on your brain as added sugar.
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try it and see what it's like. and you have to wean yourself from some of these foods. it's a great way to start out and start a healthier lifestyle. >> have you tried it? >> i'm starting on monday. and dan harris of "nightline" is going to be doing it with me. and in fact, all of the people who said they were willing to do it, we say, you know, game on. >> game on. katie couric, "fed up," starts in theaters on may 9th. coming up, our mommy-to-be challenge. these couples are getting ready. they're fighting for a dream shopping spree.
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good morning. i'm kristen sze. we have breaking news in sunnyvale where authorities announced they found the bodies of a couple following an early morning fire that gutted their mobile home. the fire started around 2:00 in the cape cod village off berregas avenue. the woman's adult son got out in time. in danville schools are adding extra police in response to threatening graffiti. three messages have been found threatening to harm students today, may 8th. school officials say they're confident today will be a safe day. hopefully folks are driving safely out there. >> yes, in castro valley we have an accident, unfortunately, that is blocking a lane and causing the backup leaving the dublin exchange. 35 miles an hour is your top speed. at eden canyon road, we even have spectators slowing in the
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eastbound direction down to 32 miles an hour as you leave castro valley. northbound 101 at cesar chavez street there is an accident. we'll check out your forecast with mike nicco and ask him about the rain right after illamookmook old fashioned is absolutely amazing. creammmmmy. it makes my tongue dance. me too. hey you two, stop that tillamook tongue dancing and get back to work! tillamook ice cream, tastes better because it's made better.
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yesterday with just a scattered light shower possible through about midnight. we'll be much warmer for tomorrow, lara spencer is about to dive in and swim with sharks. so, will she survive? >> "gma" hosts in the shark tank? >> or get eaten alive. >> "gma," are you ready to swim with the sharks? >> lara swims with the sharks, tomorrow on abc's "good morning america." >> let everyone out there in times square. it is lara's turn tomorrow. she's been so confident. >> she has. >> about this. her big pitch is tomorrow. we can't wait to see what she's come up with. and it builds up to all of the hype. look at this. >> hugh jackman is here. >> i know. i always see you guys doing this. i can sign off on that one.
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>> we don't know why we do it, either. >> thank you very much. we'll see you tomorrow. what is up? you have the tanks. in australia, there's no sharks. >> great white sharks. >> i have never done that. >> it's great to have you here. going to have the cast from "x-men" joining us in a moment. is there anybody else? >> oh. >> wow. >> sign this for me, would you? >> right back. >> right back with you. >> thank you for joining us. >> very nice. >> good morning. >> it is. >> a lot coming up. we're going to get straight up to lara. >> thank you so much, george. hello, gentlemen. you look nice in my chair. getting close to this morning's live mommy-to-be dream shopping spree. three couples about to battle it out. and the winner will head over to babies "r" us. let's meet our competitors. at the pink table, shanna and nathaniel. are you ready? the yellow table, olivia and david.
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and at the blue table, it's carrie-ann and joe. this is our challenge. each couple has a supply of adorable babies and plenty of diapers. when the countdown clock begins, you'll have 45 seconds. the moms will diaper as many dolls as they can. and the guys will put them in the crib. try not to toss them. it's not very -- it's not recommended. when time's up, that shopping spree will go to whichever couple has the most dolls in the crib. go stand by your team cribs. we're going to put 45 seconds on the clock. ladies, get ready to do or diaper. three, two, one, go. [ cheers and applause ] >> oh. >> we have a situation. >> you got it. you got it.
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[ applause ] >> looking good, yellow team. >> there you go. >> come on, let's go. [ applause ] >> we're getting to the end. there we go. >> three. two. one. >> it is time to do or diaper. ladies, i would like you know you need to work on your diapering techniques. i encourage you strongly. please, trust me on that. gentlemen, an honest count. >> five. >> six. >> and -- >> six. >> now, we have to go to challenge number two. challenge number two, you must guess how many pacifiers are in there to break the tie. give it a guess.
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yellow team, how many pacifiers? throw it there. >> 55. >> blue team, how many pacifies do you suspect are in there? >> 100. >> the answer is 112. blue team, you got it. yellow is going home, all of these expectant parents are winners today. everybody gets a $50 gift card to babies "r" us. and i believe we're going to be -- we're going shopping very soon. more surprises to come in our live shopping spree. robin, you need to get down there right now. thank you very much. we're ready for a big-time -- they were enthralled watching. they were saying the nappies, you could change those diapers. a multitalented cast down here for "x-men."
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the blockbuster, "x-men: days of future past," takes place in two time periods, six countries with robots and an out-of-body time travel experience, that's meant to prevent a mutant apocalypse. why not? >> want to wake up in my younger body. god knows where. and then what? >> you need to go to my house and find me. convince me of all of this. >> you'll need me, as well. >> why? >> side-by-side, there's a time when we couldn't be further apart. you'll have to be patient. >> patience is my strongest suit. >> basically, your body will go to sleep while your mind goes back in time. as long as you're back there, past and present will continue to co-exist. >> you really think this will work? >> i have faith in him. >> the cast members here.
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patrick stewart, hugh jackman, james mcavoy, ellen page, and lauren. saw it in 3d yesterday. it is highly entertaining. just leaves you wanting more and more. hugh, it goes back to. i can't believe the first time you did a film here in america, the first, was 14 years ago. >> yeah. 14 years ago. i remember walking on the set with patrick and this woman behind me. i would never have gotten the part, if it wasn't for her. she was going, you should look at this tape. thank you. thank you. it felt so -- it felt -- wow. wow. oh, wow. >> just go with it. >> i feel your powers. it felt like, not only a great reunion. but all of us had a sense of
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gratitude, that 14 years later, we can play these great parts in a movie that has something to say. >> that's a tough one. it still has something to say. and, patrick, you also have been here. but when last we saw you, you were vaporized. how did this happen? >> that's not quite true. there's vaporization and vaporization. clearly, you didn't stay until the end of the credits. in these movies, you have to stay until the end of credits because there's always a little surprise. that's why i am back in this movie. >> uh-huh. >> the reason is, that hugh just couldn't do it without me. >> that's what i was thinking. >> that's right. >> you're just nodding along with this. that's what's so brilliant about a franchise like this. it keeps you guessing and
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nothing is ever over. >> no. nobody is ever dead. >> that's true. and, james, you have a chance to play, of course, professor x, the younger character. it was so powerful to see you going head-to-head with each other. the younger version with the older version. >> i've been interested in the classics for a long time. when i took over the role, i never thought we would be in the same movie together. let alone, share a scene together. and my first day was patrick's last day on the shoot. you get that hand over, which i never had in the previous movie. but it feels like a relay. the energy of being the custodian of this wise, empathetic, caring, most priestly character sometimes, has been handed over to this long hair, dressed in '70s gear with a pink psychedelic shirt. you shouldn't do this. this character won't be safe
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with me. but it's nice. >> it works. it really works, having the two of you together. ellen, your character, so cool. but so powerful. i know you must appreciate that. >> yeah. so excited to be back. and so excited to play her. older and more fierce. it was great. >> taking no prisoners. i don't want to give away too much. a little twist from the comic book. let's just leave it at that. that caught me off guard, who went back. how do we still care after all those years, lauren, about these characters? they stay with us. >> i think it's two-fold. they were written with complexity. the characters all have flaws. they're all tragic in some way. and they all need to grow. that's the marvel world.
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particularly chris claremont. and also, i think we cast them well. i think these actors are the best actors today. and they have grown with the roles. and they make the roles real and human. >> it must be exciting for all of you have have everybody. halle berry. i like the short hair. but to have you all together like that. and you see how the camaraderie you have with one another. that's got to help. >> we shot the film with the future part first. it was like a reunion to begin with. and james did the first day. then, it was the younger characters coming in. being very careful not to say the word old. >> what i want to know is, did you have more fun with the young guys or with, let's say it, the old veterans? >> i have never felt older in my life than being in the trailer parker, which we called the base camp, with these guys because they were running around with
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beebe guns shooting each other. and i was this far from going, you youngsters, stop it. very unprofessional. i felt like the old guy. locking myself in my trailer. don't shoot me. >> and it must be a movie moment. i was running around with beebe guns, wearing protective, goggles in '70s gear. listening to you in your trailer, doing a vocal warm-up, and singing songs from "les mis." >> this has just blown the perception of wolverine. >> we could go on and on. thank you all. thank you very much. >> let's go on. >> i know we're going to have some of you back. and, ellen, we'll talk with you later. thank you. it was highly entertaining. >> and i didn't know you were a comic book fan. >> i knew. see? but i didn't get it away. >> very good. >> "x-men: days of future past,"
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opens nationwide may 23rd. let's go to ginger and a check of the weather. ginger? >> robin, we have beautiful faces from north carolina. and look at all of the serious "x-men" fans. whoa. see this? yeah, hugh. he's got you. got you right here. let's get to the forecast. i do have a couple photos to show you first. i know we have very little time. but eight inches of snow fell in parts of montana. thanks for sending us that. and check out flanagan, illinois. you can see the beautiful sunset. that warmth is going to move to the north and east. in the 80s for philadelphia by the end of the weekend, at least. good morning. it's going to turn out to be a great day with some scattered light showers. 68 to 72 inland, 65 to 72 around the bay. low to mid-60s coast and san francisco. drying and a little breezy tomorrow, warmer than average for >> i love this part. you can see all of the people taking photos. all that weather brought to you
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we all know jon hamm has ad exec don draper on "mad men." now he's starting as a different kind of pitch man on the big screen. in "million dollar arm," he's
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playing a sports agent trying to save his career. he's going to find america's next great pitcher by running a reality show in india. take a look. >> he can throw? >> i have no idea. >> is that right? 82. with that motion? is that even possible? >> you don't see that every day. >> that juice is great. >> that's money in the bank. >> and jon hamm joins us now. welcome to "gma." >> thank you very much. >> i said it was a far-fetched idea. but it's based on a true story? >> it is 100% true. in fact, the two kids that the guy that i play, jamie bernstein, found in india, one is still in the organization, major league baseball. and the other one works for the million dollar arm organization in india. helping to groom the next wave
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of kids that are going to come over from india. >> it's a great baseball movie. but it's a lot more than that. at its heart, it's really about family. >> i think so. it was a nice opportunity for me to actually play a character that's a little more uplifting. a little more heartwarming than my normal guy on my day job. full disclosure. we're all related here. but it's -- it is. it's about a family. and how you can find family and make family in other relationships that maybe aren't necessarily in blood. as you mentioned, based on this true story, this actually happened to this guy. he went through this -- all of this change in his life. and is still very close with these two boys that he brought over. >> different for you because it gave you your first chance to go to india, which must have been an incredible experience. >> it's eye-opening in every sense of the world. it's a full-on sensory overload. we shot for four weeks in india. and shot during the month of may.
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>> that scene you were seeing right there, how hot was it then? >> at the taj mahal. we were outside. it was probably -- it got up to about 120 degrees. there was a day when we lost -- i don't mean, they didn't die. but i mean, a couple of crew members went down, just from the heat. but alan arkin was there. in his 80s. he was a trooper. >> he's so funny. >> he's very funny in the film. and it was great. it was a wonderful experience, not only just to travel but to make the film. >> we told people you were coming on the show. getting all sorts of questions from social media. and one from kimberly. you know what it's going to be about? >> i know kimberly. >> are you going to miss playing don draper? and i just found out. you're the only actor on the show that knows how it's going to end? >> that's what matt says. and i think he maybe was making it a nice pull quote. i know how my character's story ends. i don't know necessarily how the whole show wraps up. and i feel like that's fair.
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it's nice for me to have a little bit of knowledge and forethought. >> you've done so great in that role, really made a huge difference. "million dollar arm" opens nationwide next friday. coming up here, "gma's" mommy-to-be shopping spree.
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♪ mommy-to-be dream shopping spree. we're at babies "r" us, with our winning parents-to-be. >> congrats. joe, you're going to have 60 seconds to blast through this baby haven. put it all in this bin before the buzzer goes off. if you pick something big, put it next to the bin. >> you can fill it and surround it. and i have given you some tips. you have a huge aisle with everything you could want. carrie ann, you can stay here,
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you have the megaphone to bark orders at him. >> and gift certificates in here, too. so, be on the lookout for that. >> are you ready? three, two, one. go. [ cheers and applause ] [ cheers and applause ] ♪ [ cheers and applause ] ♪ >> 15 seconds. 15 seconds.
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[ cheers ] >> wow. great job, joe. carrie-ann, how do you think he did? >> i think he did fantastic. >> congratulations to you. and all of the great stuff. we'll be right back. [ cheers and applause ]
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and there are our mommies-to-be right there. and we have a big thank you to babies "r" us, for this amazing shopping adventure. they had so much fun. >> uh-huh. and tomorrow on "gma," lara jumps into the "shark tank." >> so long, everyone. >> have a good day.
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good morning. i'm kristen sze. president obama returns to the bay area this afternoon on another political fund-raising trip. his overnight visit will include stops in los altos, san jose and mountain view. let's check out your forecast. does it contain rain, mike? >> a chance at least. not all of us will get it but scattered light showers are possible. most of the radar is up to the north and not much reaching the ground. temperatures a little below average, 60s and 70s. the big warming trend hits mother's day and possible records next week. and of we could experience heavy delays in the south bay if you're going to be traveling along 101. do expect to see slowdowns along the freeway. also surface streets and closures through los altos and
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near the fairmont in san jose. join us for our midday news today at 11:00. see you then. announcer: it's "live with kelly and michael." today, from "mad men," jon hamm. and mom's week continues with a recipe from kelly's mother-in-law, camilla consuelos. also, a visit from nfl commissioner roger goodell. all next on "live." [captioning made possible by disney-abc domestic television] announcer: now here are kelly ripa and michael strahan! [cheers and applause] ♪ [cheers and applause]

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