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good morning, america. breaking news overnight. the l.a. clippers sold for a record price tag. $2 billion. donald sterling's wife striking a deal with microsoft billionaire steve ballmer. why the man who's racist rant forced the sale may not be able to do anything to stop it. the santa barbara student who survived being shot five times, speaking out this morning. telling her story about the terrifying moment. the killer's smile as he started shooting, and the hero that saved her life. an abc news exclusive. correct. >> outsized emotions and high drama at the spelling befinals last night. >> what? >> the epic showdown between two vocab virtuosos. nailing nearly impossible words you've never heard of. and a finish we haven't seen in
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nearly 50 years. put some 50 in your morning. >> and from da club to the park, 50 cent set out to smoke out our party in the park. the rap superstar now here live revealing what really happened with his infamous pitch seen round the world. >> good morning, america. it's going to be wild. good morning, everyone. the question for 50, is it going to be as wild as that pitch the other night? >> and how impromptu was that pitch? was it planned? that's the big question. >> a lot of questions out there. he's going to be speaking out about the first time here on "gma" this morning, as we all head to the park. everybody gathering already for what is going to be an epic friday morning. >> you know what also was epic? when george explained for me to say 50 and 50 cent. he knew. >> did all my homework.
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>> i continue to learn from you daily. we have a busy news morning this morning. the president speaking out to kelly ripa and michael strahan, on the fast-growing v.a. scandal. with calls for the head of the v.a. to resign. >> almost 100 members of congress. also eric shinseki going to speak out this morning, as well. the l.a. clippers now being sold for a whopping $2 billion. abc's ryan smith has been on this story from the very beginning. >> reporter: good morning, george. big development. the los angeles clippers, abc news learning they've been sold to microsoft billionaire steve ballmer. he was the winning bidder. again, $2 billion. that sale would need to be approved by the nba, who is not commenting at this time. ballmer said he is honored to have his name submitted for nba approval. and that he, quoting with intends to do everything in his power to ensure the clippers continue to win. there could be rough waters ahead. while shelly signed an agreement with ballmer. donald sterling hasn't given his okay to the deal. and one more wrinkle in all of this. and espn is reporting that donald sterling is mentally
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incapacitated. that could complicate things, george. >> this might complicate things. that might mean that shelly doesn't have the right to sell the team without his approval. >> reporter: that means he wouldn't have the capacity to make an agreement or disavow one. she said she has an agreement with him to be able to sell the team. that should give her authority. the key thing here, what is in that agreement? does he have any say? if he does, he could hold up the sale. >> looking for the details there. we haven't heard from the nba yet. now, to the latest on the v.a. scandal. the president speaking out this morning. and we will hear from the head of the v.a. this morning, as pressure grows for him to step down. abc's jonathan karl is in washington with the very latest on this. >> reporter: good morning, amy. in just a few minutes we experter inshinseki to meet with president obama about whether he should stay on the job.
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talking to a group of homeless veterans a few moments ago, he did not resign. but he did apologize. >> i apologized a the senior leader of the department of veteran's affairs i extend the apology to the veterans of this great country and their families and loved ones who i have been honored to serve. >> reporter: but it may not be up to him. in an interview with michael and kelly, president obama said his job is on the line. >> i'll have a serious conversation with him about whether he thinks that, you know, he is prepared and has the capacity to take on the job of fixing it because i don't want any veteran to not be getting the kind of services that they deserve. >> reporter: as for shinseki, he had a closed-door meeting with veteran the -- veterans groups thursday. one veteran leader told abc news, he made it clear, he won't quit. >> he gave every indication he wanted to carry the ball down the field and solve the problem. >> reporter: but the drumbeat is getting louder and louder.
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well over 100 members of congress, many of them democrats, have called on shinseki to go. as for house speaker john boehner, he stopped short of saying shinseki should go. but says true accountability lies with president obama. >> the president is the one who should be held accountable. >> reporter: his job is on the line, but he is saying publicly and privately that he intends to stay on the job. we'll find out soon if president obama agrees. >> thank you. and you can see more on kelly and michael later, and george will have more on sunday on "this week". we're turning to medical news. a nationwide outbreak of measles reaching a 20-year high. half of the cases reported in the last month. dr. richard besser is here with more on that. >> this is concerning. i talked to the cdc.
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they're very worried about this. measles in 18 states. 288 cases. 15 outbreaks. and all of the outbreaks involved an american, who is not vaccinated, going overseas and bringing it back. the biggest, ohio, where more than 100 people in the amish community have gotten sick since someone went to the philippines. >> can you get it if you've been vaccinated? >> well, 90% of the cases are in people who are not vaccinated or didn't know if they had it, but two doses give you 95% protection. it's very effective. >> you put out so many warnings. people need to get the vaccinations. what should concerned parents know right now? >> two things. first, your children need to be vaccinated on time and fully. i met a baby yesterday, 8 months old, got measles because people around him were not vaccinated. the other is, if you're traveling overseas, you need to make sure you've had two doses of measles vaccine so you don't get infected and bring it back. >> so many doctors haven't seen measles. >> i saw it when i was in training. doctors now have not. they're learning these symptoms again to be able to pick it up. >> rich, thanks very much.
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let's get the rest of today's top stories from dan harris. amy moved over. you moved over there. >> musical chairs this morning. good morning, everybody. we're going to start with a secret off-the-books meeting between hillary clinton and president obama at the white house. this was so private, nobody knew about it until "people" magazine sent this tweet, mentioning mrs. clinton was heading to the white house. president obama addressed all of the talk about mrs. clinton and her possible presidential run during his interview with kelly ripa and michael strahan. >> she couldn't have been more effective, more loyal. and since that time, we've become really good friends. and i think -- i don't know what she's going to decide to do. but i know that if she were to run for president, i think she'd be very effective. >> again, as amy mentioned, you can see more of that interview on "live with kelly and michael." we are learning new
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questions about whether that rampage in santa barbara could have been prevented. the sheriff's department admits that the deputies who checked on elliot rodger weeks before he killed six college students were aware of his disturbing youtube videos. but the officers did not watch them or search his apartment because they did not believe he was a threat. and look at this. a fire ripping through a warehouse near los angeles, causing the entire building to collapse. flames shooting through a roof of a metal plant. it spread to adjoining buildings and trucks. fortunately nobody got hurt here. ford is announcing a major recall because of a defect that could cause problems, power steering. more than a million suvs are affected here. most are ford escapes and mer r mercury mariners from 2008 and 2011. a new twist on the old bull in a china shop cliche. behold the deer in the antique store. officers in texas used patience and a little persuasion,
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involving a mallet or oar, to coax the deer out the back door. but not before he or she broke a lot of stuff. and finally, the video that got more than 20,000 views in the first hours online. the world demanding to know the real story behind the bike riding guy in ethiopia, allowing his goat to get a piggyback ride through town. acting as if this is all completely normal. i don't know what i like most about this video. if the nonchalant look on the guy's face. or the nonchalant look on the goat's face. neither of them looks like this is strange at all. and look at those horns. i mean, if you got into an accident, that spells trouble. >> and he's not -- he's not fastened on. he's just holding on. >> just holding on. >> that's a human/animal bond right there. >> looking around. >> absolutely. window shopping. >> thank you, dan.
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now, to the first-ever nationwide crackdown on tanning beds. it's an effort to cut down on the deadliest form of skin cancer. the government is requiring tanning beds to have warning labels, trying to keep teens from using them. abc's rebecca jarvis has the story. >> reporter: the fda announcing tanning beds must now carry warning labels. along the same lines of those on cigarette containers, cautioning anyone under 18 not to use them. >> we as dermatologists have been trying to deal with this issue for the last 20 years. >> reporter: the indoor tanning association calling the new rules excessive. telling abc news their products used properly are safe. but a new study released just this week from the university of minnesota, finds that people who use tanning beds have a much greater risk of getting melanoma, the deadliest of skin cancers, even if they have never been burned. and a separate study finds tanning indoors increases the risk of melanoma by 59%.
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>> it's almost an epidemic of melanoma in young women that can be traced primarily to these tanning beds. >> reporter: by 12th grade, 32% of girls say they've used a tanning bed. a handful of states already use tan bans, including california, illinois, louisiana, minnesota, nevada, oregon, texas and vermont. barring anyone under 18 from using tanning beds. for "good morning america," rebecca jarvis, abc news, new york. >> thanks, rebecca for that. we're going to turn to a new lawsuit targeting one of baseball's wealthiest teams. a man is suing the l.a. dodgers and the team's former owner for $50 million after a fight in the dodger stadium parking lot left him injured for life. paula faris has the story. >> reporter: bryan stow, a former paramedic and father of two, disabled for life, seen here publicly for the very first time since he was beaten into a coma outside dodger stadium during the team's season opener in 2011. the wounds from that violent
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attack, still visible. and now, he's fighting another battle. this one, in court. >> i do hold the dodgers responsible. so, we want what's fair. and for them to step up and take care of bryan. >> reporter: in an exclusive interview with abc news, stow's parents and his lawyers say they are seeking $50 million from the l.a. dodgers and former owner, frank mccourt, claiming they provided insufficient security. >> this isn't a situation where you can just charge all of the money and put it in your pocket. you have to make sure the people are safe. >> reporter: marvin norwood and louse louis sanchez pled guilty to the attack earlier this year. sanchez was sentenced to eight years in prison. norwood for four. >> mr. stow will forever be in the medical condition you caused him. >> reporter: stow's family says he now needs 24/7 care. >> he was a vibrant young man. that was taken away from him. >> right now, it's fund-raisers and whatever he can get to pay
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for his care. >> reporter: in court, lawyers for the team and its previous owner, saying the team employed the largest security force in its history that night. and that stow may have instigated the fight, saying the only parties responsible for his terrible injuries are mr. sanchez and mr. norwood. and tragically, mr. stow. mccourt and the dodgers declined to comment on the lawsuit. but did tell abc news, new security measures were implemented since the attack. for "good morning america," paula faris, abc news, new york. >> paula, thank you for that. and now, to terrifying moments at one of the world's tallest buildings, when a family visiting chicago's willis tower felt the glass cracking beneath their feet on the 103rd floor. abc's alex perez has the frightening details. >> reporter: at 103 stories high, this is the sight no one would ever want to see. the glass floor beneath you cracking.
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>> i was screaming crazy. >> reporter: but for this man and his cousins, it was a terrifying reality during a visit to the famous willis tower wednesday night. >> your heart pounding. >> reporter: he and his cousins were on the glass observatory ledge, 1300 feet above the street, when panic set in. >> i could feel a million pieces on my hand. and i looked down and i could see it was cracking very fast. i jumped off. rolled off. crawled off. i don't know what i did. >> step back. >> reporter: what is that like? you know you're 103 stories up in the sky. and you know what can happen. >> correct. >> reporter: so -- >> feeling, like a freefall feeling. like maybe like a rollercoaster ride. >> reporter: officials closed the ledge for repair. but in a tweeted statement, insists no one was in danger. what cracked was a protective coating that does not affect the structural integrity in any way. several layers of tempered glass
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1 1/2 inches thick were not damaged. alejandro and antonio didn't know that at the time. >> we're thinking the glass is breaking. we're about to fall 103 stories. we're going to be very familiar with the street down below. >> reporter: still, the family say they may give the ledge a second shot, hoping the view is the only thing it's cracked up to be. for "good morning america," alex perez, abc news, chicago. >> can you imagine being up there? >> no, i cannot. that would be unbelievably frightening. >> uh-huh. we're going to turn to the national spelling bee now. it's always a nail-biter. this year the most tense yet. for the first time in decades, not one but two winners. abc's gio benitez in the social square with more on the epic contest. good morning, gio. >> reporter: good morning, george. what a night for these kids. right? the president even tweeted out this message. you make us all proud, so historic. you've got to watch this. >> c-a-r-c-h-a-r-o-d-o-n-t.
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carcharodont. >> correct. >> reporter: excitement running high, at the 87th annual scripps national spelling bee. >> you outlasted a field of more than 11 million children from around the world. >> are there any alternate pronunciations. >> is it italian? >> it's from an italian name. >> reporter: typing the words in the air or spelling the words on their hands, each of the dozen finalists demonstrate their signature recall style. heartbreak, just one letter away for the pint-sized spelling savants. >> chartula. c-a-r-t-u-l-a. chartula. >> what? >> reporter: after two hours and 15 minutes, only two are left standing. >> can you please repeat the word?
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>> gesundheit. >> reporter: tension mounts as both falter on back-to-back words. >> antigropeles. >> reporter: but these two are fighters, roaring back. each spelling 12 words correctly in a row. until the bee makes history, running out of championship words. declaring, for the first time in 52 years, two winners. >> i'm pretty happy that we got to be co-champions. >> the competition was against the dictionary, not against each other. i'm happy to share this trophy with him. >> reporter: and one of the biggest spelling bee fans. "scandal" create eor shonda rhi. she was tweeting all night long. they are spelling crazy. here's my favorite hash tag. #getyourbeeon. something new this year. you have selfies, right? these were spellfies. look. all of the kids tweeting out their own selfies. vote for your favorite ones by
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retweeting us. on our "gma" twitter account. >> i want to see the reaction shot again. what? >> did anyone even know or heard any of those words before? >> i can't even say those words. >> neither can i. >> teaching kids how to spell words they will never use. ever. >> competition. the thrill of the competition. >> i'm going to get angry e-mails from the spelling bee people. we're going to turn, now, to incredible video of lightning in north dakota. a look at what will be a stormy day. ginger has all of the latest. >> you can see it right there. in minot, north dakota. and you can see this great crowd here this morning because we are in central park. and 50 cent is going to be performing. i want to also bring you the forecast for that part of the nation, from the northern plains all the way through the southwest. it will give you an idea of what's happening here because the storms are going to be fueled by some of that tropical moisture. you can tell some of the temperatures are cooled down by the clouds. 72, denver today. 86, albuquerque. the u.v. index is coming up
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tonight. seven-day forecast shows maybe a and coming up on "gma," the santa barbara sorority sister who miraculously survived being shot five times. she's speaking out this morning in an abc news exclusive. plus, new video of brad pitt attacked on the red carpet. and the legal action taken against the man who crossed the line. i love this story. the complete nationwide frenzy to find hidden cash. we were there for the moment money was found in l.a. late last night. why your city could be next. and look at that crowd out in central park for 50 cent. crowd out in central park for 50 cent.
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the oakland diocese are not catholic, but they are required to agree to abide by catholic doctrines in their private lives outside of school. some parents are threatening to withhold donations, pull kids out of school, and boycott graduation over that morality clause in the teachers' contract. let's gate check on your moning commute with leyla. >> we have a serious accident in san jose along 680 in the southbound direction at mchugh road. we have an ambulance headed to the scene right now coming down an embankment on its roof. no traffic in the area. 101 is building. as we take you to the santa cruz mountains, a moving truck is stuck in the number two lane. >> when we come back, meteorologist mike nicco has your bay area forecast.
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good morning. still tracking some fog up around santa rosa, quarter mile visibility, low clouds for the rest of us, a few flight and arrival delays at sfo. temperatures running in the 40s up north to san ramon, low to mid-50s for the rest of us. accuweather seven-day forecast, at least 15 degrees cooler today.
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[ cheers ] look at that crowd in central park right now. they're getting so excited for curtis "50 cent" jackson. he's going to arrival in style this morning. there, his little lamborghini. >> nice. >> driving around in his lamborghini. you have to see what he posted on instagram. there he is with his little dog, oprah. >> that is the last picture i expected to see this morning. >> oprah wanted to be on "gma" this morning. and now, it has happened. as we say good morning, america. >> wow. that is a baller picture right there. oprah the dog. nice. >> we're going to be talking to 50 cent. we're going to ask him about oprah. and of course, about that flubbed first pitch that everyone is still talking about. we're going to ask him what really happened there on the
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mound. >> cannot wait for that. also, the tour bus is on its way, leaving our times square. headed for the party in the park. look at all those people getting ready to go see 50. >> we're also going to be talking about the hidden cash. our cameras were rolling in los angeles last night when one lucky person hit the jackpot. and your city could be next. >> very exciting stuff. hundreds of dollars out there, hidden in the shrubs. and we have brand-new video of brad pitt being attacked on the red carpet. there's legal action being taken against the prankster who crossed the line. >> that's all coming up. we begin with a serious story. an abc news exclusive. for the first time, we hear from a victim of the santa barbara rampage. a sorority student walking with friends when she was fired on five times. cecilia vega has that emotional interview. cecilia, good morning. >> reporter: 13 people injured in that shotting. and bejanica among them.
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she hasn't read the chilling manifesto or watched any of the videos. she doesn't want to give him attention. instead, she is speaking out to honor those who did not live to tell. >> he smiles at me. and just starts shooting. >> reporter: he smiled at you and starts shooting? >> i guess, a smirky, grimacey smile. he wanted to do this. >> reporter: as bianca and her sorority sisters walked on friday night, they didn't have time to react. elliot rodger, vowing to kill women who he says rejected him. the car window down, he opened fire, not saying one word. what's going through your mind? >> honestly, first of all, didn't seem real. i thought, is this rubber
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bullets? and i realize, i'm bleeding. i'm in pain. >> reporter: bianca was hit five times. bullets piercing and grazing her body. of the three sorority sisters, bianca is the only one who survived. >> they were incredible, beautiful people. and that's how i want them remembered. >> reporter: 19-year-old veronika weiss, a freshman, sports buff and math whiz. >> she was a very passionate, loving individual. >> reporter: 22-year-old katie cooper, about to graduate with a degree in art history. >> i never met anyone who was more willing to lend a helping hand. >> reporter: as bianca lay on the grass bleeding, she made a call on her cell phone. >> i had to call my mom. >> reporter: what did you tell her? >> i told her, i've been shot. it's crazy. but i love you. >> i'm afraid i'm going to die. >> i love you so much. >> reporter: this morning,
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bianca is out of the hospital, surrounded by family. and the person she says saved her life. kyle sullivan was walking home. >> i heard absolute rapid fire. >> reporter: he ran and found a police officer, brought him to bianca. then, he laid down by her side to comfort her. >> it almost sounded like she was giving her last wishes. she was telling her mother how much she loved her and everything. and she was just -- >> that's what i felt like i was doing. >> i started telling her, she was going to be okay. >> he's like a hero. >> reporter: two, complete strangers. today, so thankful for each other. >> we're going to be, like, bonded forever now. >> i just -- i look at her and it's like my sister. >> reporter: bianca's parents, thankful, too. and angry. >> i'm angry that it happened. and that it does still happen. we need to change this violence. >> how did he slip through the cracks? it shouldn't happen. >> reporter: bianca says the memories make it too difficult to finish the semester at the
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university of california santa barbara. but she wants her school to know that she stands right there with the thousands who gathered for a memorial this week. the message here, not one more. >> not one more. >> reporter: bianca's parents told me, at some point they would be willing to meet with elliot rodger's parents. they know they're hurting, too. and bianca says she's trying to understand why her life was spared. she knows she has a new purpose. she's trying to figure out what it is. this girl is so strong and so brave. she's going to do a lot of good in this world. >> i think you're right about that. that was a powerful interview. >> after you see that kind of hatred, to see that much love and support. at least there is something positive that comes out of such a horrific tragedy. want to move on to the new video of brad pitt being attacked on the red carpet at the premier of "maleficent." the troublemaker who crossed the line is being hit with a
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restraining order. linzie janis has the details. >> reporter: good morning. a lawyer for sediuk, said this was one of his pranks. he said his client did not assault pitt but was hugging him. the ukrainian entertainment reporter has a long history of these stunts. but no one is laughing at this latest one. this chaotic video shows the moment brad pitt is allegedly accosted. the star at first on the defense. then, backing up, apparently trying to shake off his alleged attacker. vitaly sediuk. security pouncing on the ukrainian journalist before police escort him off in handcuffs. overnight, news the lapd issued an emergency restraining order, demanding sediuk stay away from pitt. this, as he awaits arraignment on battery charges behind bars. >> there's a physical barrier that's been set up. when you cross the barrier and you reach out and slap somebody in the head, that's a physical line that's been crossed. that could have been a lot
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worse. >> reporter: this morning, the 25-year-old's lawyer telling us, law enforcement overreacted. and his client was just trying to hug pitt. but sediuk's publicist, telling abc news overnight, she's had enough of his antics and is severing ties. >> invading someone's personal space. that's not something i prepare to or be willing to speak out on someone's behalf. that's not what i do. >> reporter: it turns out the attack on pitt may have also been in violation of sediuk's police probation. stemming from his arrest after this incident at the 2013 grammys. the prankster made a name for himself, shocking a-listers on the red carpet. attempting to kiss will smith at the premiere of "men in black 3." hugging bradley cooper and leo dicaprio. in the last few months, his focus has been on the big apple. streaking down the runway at
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new york's fashion week. and crashing the met gala in a mankini. but no word if he was given per vision to be on the red carpet for "maleficent." his publicist is someone looking for a reaction. he will be arraigned today or monday. and will plead not guilty to battery charges. apparently people in ukraine think this is hilarious. >> speaking reaction or massive attention. >> getting attention from it, though. >> more than he cared for. linzie, thank you. let's get the weather now from ginger. >> look what i found out here, george. you can see that crowd. and right in it, i found trevor. trevor, who is performing today? >> 50 cent. >> 50 cent on "gma," folks. we're going to feel for the stage up here. maybe we'll do a little move later. let's get into the forecast so we can talk about what's happening. it is a gorgeous morning in new york city.
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perfect for a concert outdoors. but that cold front, a reinforcing shot of cold air is going to bring in another cool, comfortable weekend. 72, new york city. may see rain showers later this afternoon, from new york city to the north. and looking across the nation. quite warm in the middle. chicago and parts of michigan, detroit included, going to go to the 80s by the end of the weekend. that's the b >> all right. all that weather brought to you by gevalia. we're getting fired up. coming up here, the nationwide frenzy for hidden cash. why it's spreading to more cities this morning. and the victim of a vicious bear attack speaking out for the first time. the quick thinking that saved
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we're back, now, at 7:43, with the mystery philanthropist, hiding cash across the country. now, he sparked an army of copycats. abc's nick watt has the story. >> reporter: mystery millionaire mania is spreading. now, he's in l.a. hiding money. posting clues. his latest clue was, sounds like
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where a robin or eagle might keep their money. bird bank. burbank. that's where we're headed. the follow-up clue, fasteners. it's the staples parking lot. there's reports of sightings of it. 35-year-old strange man with a beard, with his hand in a bush. >> young, good-looking, yeah. he looks handsome. >> reporter: the robin hood mystique is building around this real estate developer who claims he just wants to give something back. here's a picture of his shoes. i know who he is. we figured it out. but i'm not going to tell you. he wants anonymity. and it's what he's doing is fun. and i don't want to be the guy who spoils the fun. i hear screaming. i hear screaming. we have a winner. 200. 205, 206, 207 -- $210.
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tatyana drove an hour to get here. and she's giving the money to her grandma. >> my grandma needs help buying the medication. i can't believe this is happening. i'm going to look for more. >> reporter: and copycats have sprung up in kansas, colorado and washington, d.c. and the man himself plans to give away over 100 grand nationwide. for "good morning america," nick watt, abc news, los angeles. >> that was a touching story. >> when he has to feel -- that's part of why he's doing it. to give money to people who wouldn't otherwise have a chance to find something like that. coming pasternak's way to get the best summer body ever. the sunglasses are on. 50 cent concert coming up. driving in style.
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now, to the high-pressure, high stakes of the nba playoffs. and one player finding a creative and highly annoying way -- superstar lebron james to lose his focus. abc's gegio benitez is here wi
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that. >> reporter: take a look. that is lance stephenson there. and, yeah. he is blowing in lebron's ear, trying to distract him. look at lebron's reaction, though. lebron's reaction, he's just moving his eyes back and forth. and later, james insisted that the move didn't work. he says, i blew in my wife's ear before. unbelievable. >> can he get a technical foul for that? >> he's going to get a fine, i'll bet. >> i want to know what lebron really said. >> i don't think you want to know. >> i do want to know. >> the fcc does not want anybody to know. >> reporter: guys, this is taking on a life of its own on social media. take a look. there's chance. there's marilyn monroe. that's what really happened. and we also have the "wizard of oz." that's what really happened to dorothy, guys. and this is our favorite one of the morning for obvious reasons. lance and 50 cent.
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that's what really happened. >> finally. >> reporter: in that rough pitch. >> the real answer. >> conspiracy theorists everywhere, satisfied. coming up, we have a huge party in the park with 50 cent. he's almost there. rolling up to the park. styling in his lambo. >> look at you. >> you taught me that. your joints.... work hard for you, give them the edge they deserve... new edge, from osteo bi-flex with joint shield helps strengthen your joints.° it works as hard for your joints, as they do for you. get the added benefits... of joint & muscle, and joint & energy. new edge from osteo bi-flex, so you're always ready for action. find it in your vitamin aisle.
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good morning. i'm kristen sze. mark zuckerberg and his wife are pledging money to schools in the bay area. the first $5 million goes to computers in classrooms and increased connectivity in the district and san francisco. meteorologist mike nicco checks out the forecast. don't expect too much sun in places. >> especially the coast. the rels of us about 11:00 we'll get some of the fog starting to lift in santa rosa, but sticky around half moon bay. temperatures today, while we have a spread, they're cooler than yesterday, 59 in half moon bay, low to mid-60s around san francisco and oakland, mid to upper 70s inland. here's your accuweather
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seven-day forecast. get used to the morning clouds. they're around all seven days. leyla? mike, h train number 5 is 18 minutes late due to that maintenance. we have some good news here, although it's left us with backup traveling around southbound 680 at mckey. we have that overturned vehicle cleared, but northbound traffic getting heavy. kristen? >> the news continues with
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good morning, america. it's friday. move over justin and selena. back up brad and angelina. step aside, posh and becks. you'll never guess what celeb couple is breaking records, scoring millions of fans this morning. and the product that promises to put the sparkle in your smile. but does it work? we'll show you the natural remedies that rival it. and are you ready? >> put some 50 in your morning. >> mr. curtis "50 cent" jackson is going to perform for us life. after he reveals how he went so far off-pitch. as we say -- >> good morning, america. the man emerging from that lamborghini right there.
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curtis "50 cent" jackson, entering central park for our big summer concert series. no one's ever arrived in that kind of style. >> dan came that way this morning. >> either that or a bicycle. >> he's ready to go. he's smiling. he's going to be joined by members of the u.s. national sacker team. everyone's pumped up for a big party in the park as 50 takes the stage. >> a lot of soccer fans out there. and we're looking forward to talking to some of the u.s. men's soccer team. they get ready to go to brazil for the world cup. it's going to be great to have them joining our party in the park. look at him go. >> i don't want to steal thunder from ginger. but it is a beautiful morning for a concert. look at the picture from wabc, our local new york affiliate. a perfect morning for this. >> beautiful. and we have harley pasternak working out with members of the audience. getting them going there.
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here to give us his favorite tips an how to slim down for this beautiful weather. >> a lot going on at the park right now. 50 already on the stage. that's coming up. we have to get news first from dan. >> good morning, everybody. we're going to get to the scandal at the veterans affairs today. soed secretary shinseki meeting with president obama. talking about the delays, and speaking to a veterans group, he wrongly believed the problems were ice late and too trusting of v.a. workers. but well over 100 members of congress are calling for him to resign. former microsoft ceo steve ballmer agreed to buy the l.a. clippers for $2 billion. he says he loves basketball and honored to have his name submitted here. the nba has to approve the deal. the contract was signed by shelly sterling, who said she was acting under her authority of the sole trustee of the sterling family trust. but donald sterling's lawyer says he has not okayed the deal. so more shoess to drop on this
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one. and the government says it has busted southwest for deals too good to be true. the airline is being fined $200,000 for tv ads promised $59 flights from atlanta to new york and chicago to l.a. but no seats on those routes were made available. southwest will pay a $100,000 fine for a similar offense. this morning, for the first time, we're hearing from the woman viciously attacked by a brown bear while out jogging. jessica gamboa and her husband were running on a military base hen they got separated. that's when she came upon a bear cub. and she knew the momma bear was not far away. seconds later, she was attacked. >> she knocked me down. picked me up and carried me over to the other side of the road. i played dead. i have a baby boy, a 4-year-old son at home. and he's all i wanted to live for. >> terrifying story. gamboa says she must have been visited by an angel because the bear suddenly lost interest and walked away.
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an army medic later found her. she suffered a neck injury and several lacerations but shell fully recover. and as we warm up for 50 cent, he's called all sorts of names. george says there's certain times when you can call him certain names. we'll get to that later. as we warm up, here's a performance any rock fan would have loved to have seen. last night in lisbon, portugal, bruce springsteen on stage to play with the rolling stones. cats and dogs living together. they belted out "tumbling dice." one of my favorite stones songs. as the song says, there was fever in the funk house. >> how did that do that. >> i have no idea. and in portugal. an overlap of vacation. >> you were pointing out my 50 cent knowledge. but only you know his secret nickname. >> i do know his secret nickname. i'm reluctant to say it on the air in case he gets mad at me.
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it's boo-boo. >> there you go. breaking news from dan harris. >> really? >> boo-boo. i have -- i've done two stories on him. got to know him a little bit. if you know him well enough, you can call him boo-boo. >> we should not call him boo-boo. >> you're likely to get a steely, scary glare. >> okay. bring us "pop news" in a minute after this weather from ginger. >> dan, you have done it now. boo-boo? that's the last time i'll say it. i think, though, i have found 50 cent's biggest fan named tracy. what would you say if you could say anything to 50 right now? >> take me to the candy shop. >> and i think he will. we're all going to go -- and we love you. we're going to look at the weather forecast for you. and give you an idea of what's happening in the middle of the nation. numbers are going up. they're getting warmer. we'll see some of the orange coming up in some of the four-day forecasts. but the next several days, even for boston, goes from the 60s, a little dip into the 50s. and then the next workweek, 76.
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philadelphia is at 80 by monday. chicago, hello, 80s. and drier in the northwest. you can see that high building in. good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco with the bay area forecast. it is back. can you seat marine layer with sunshine and cooler today up to 15 degrees cooler and we will be near average if not below throughout the weekend and we get closer to average next week but get used to the may gray because it will turn into june gloom. upper 50's along the coast and 60's along the bay and 70's inland and mostly in the 50's tonight. seven-day forecast shows maybe a little bit warmer by >> as if 50 cent being here is not enough, part of the usa soccer team is here. and we will be playing and seeing them soon. amy? >> thank you, ginger. and now, here's a look at what's ahead on the "gma morning menu." in "pop news," why the cast of one of the most iconic sitcoms of all-time had a wonderful reunion.
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also, the wipes that promise you a white smile when drinking red wine. we put them to the test. and 50 cent, getting ready for his huge summer concert. he just snapped this selfie. it's coming up live on "gma. ♪ is selfie. it's coming up live on "gma."
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just three guys doing a little jig. three irish guys all over the world. it's going crazy viral right
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now. they went ask did their jig in 23 different countries. took them about a year. and they seem to have an awful lot of fun doing it. >> everybody needs a hobby. that's what i always say. >> and ryan smith's hobby today is doing "pop news." >> that's right. filling in for lara. i was going to dance that jig on the way. can i still do that? there's no time. that's okay. let's get into "pop news." people cannot stop talking about the kimye wedding. and the photos are going crazy online. the couple just broke the record for the most-liked photo on instagram. check it out. >> wow. >> that's a lot of flowers, right? every flower in the world, right there. that image of that kiss, sealed their marriage bond. it has more than 1.3 million likes. the photo breaking the record of 1.82 million held by justin bieber and selena gomez. >> remember that -- >> almost 2 million likes. >> can you believe it? instagram loves love. >> they do.
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>> that's right. the kisses, they make a difference. let's talk about "the bachelorette." we have "the bachelorette" breakdown. an exclusive sneak peek of the two-part special event of "the bachelorette." and you have to see this. and look as andi explodes under pressure to find her one true love. >> if any y'all thinks this is a joke to me, just say it now, and you can walk on out, because it just strikes such a nerve to me that someone can look me in the face and tell me that i have a poker face with all of this when i've done nothing but try to be natural for y'all. like, this is not easy for me. i am exhausted. >> wow. right? she's fired up. >> to me, the headline here is watching ryan say -- okay. >> mine is -- extremely interesting -- >> are you kidding me? i mean, she's a lawyer. she's fired up. it's like they're on trial. >> she's still talking about it. >> yes. watch this. catch an extended sneak peek of the special at goodmorningamerica.com on yahoo!
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the first part of "the bachelorette" will be this sunday, 8:00 p.m., 7:00 central on abc. the second part on monday same time. >> and ryan will be live tweeting. >> be there. remember "the wonder years"? people cannot get enough of one wonderful reunion. get it, guys? >> yeah, we got it. ding, ding, ding. >> like that? the cast of the hit sitcom, "the wonder years," they're all back together this week to celebrate the release of the complete series on dvd. and now, the grown-up cast is a lot of fun. check this out. this is fred savage, kevin arnold, posting this selfie. that was on twitter. so many other snapshots where that came from. josh saviano, who is a lawyer now. i worked with him at one point. he played paul. he's having some fun, too. we were there for that reunion. we'll be showing you the best moments in the coming weeks. the get together is the top friend on facebook right now. >> that was a great show.
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>> it was. >> i love that show. >> you grew up with it, right? >> and that was a great edition of "pop news." >> thanks. >> yes. >> we do it together? >> sure. >> come on over. >> i know my wife will be watching. >> i'll be there, dan. >> all right. we're going to move to the top of "the heat index." bethenny frankel's custody battle. emotional courtroom testimony from the former real housewife -- good morning, we're coming on the air right now. we have breaking news out of washington. president obama about to come to the white house briefing room to address the growing scandal at the veterans administration and the growing calls for the secretary shinseki to resign. he met with the president at the white house, we saw him leaving moments ago. up to 126 members of congress called for him to resign. i want to go to john karl at the white house in the white house
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briefing room. yesterday, you asked jay carney twice if he had confidence in the general, he didn't answer. >> i asked the question six different ways, no answer. the white house not able to answer the question of confidence in the cabinet secretary. it went on for 45 minutes. it is significant since the president is coming out alone. he also said, as we saw on "good morning america," he is going to have a conversation about whether he has the capacity to do the job. now question will hear the results of the conversation. >> he doesn't have support on capitol hill. go to jim avila. it comes out of misconduct at 17 facilities, up to 1700 people lost, here's the president. >> good morning, everybody. a few minutes ago secretary shinseki and rob nabors who i temporarily assigned with the v.a. presented me with the
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department's initial review of the v.a. facilities nationwide. and what they found is that the misconduct has not been limited to a few v.a. facilities, but many across the country. totally unacceptable. our veterans deserve the best. they've earned it. last week i said that if he found misconduct it would be punished and i meant it. secretary shinseki has now begun the process of firing the people responsible, including senior leaders at the phoenix v.a. canceled bonuses for the v.a. senior executives, and ordered the v.a. to contact every veteran in phoenix to get the veterans the care they need and deserve. but this morning you also heard rick take a truly remarkable action in public remarks he took responsibility for the conduct of those facilities and
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apologized to his fellow veterans and to the american people. and a few minutes ago, secretary shinseki offered me his own resignation. with considerable regret, i accepted. rick shinseki has served his country with honor for nearly 50 years. he did two tours of combat in vietnam. he's a veteran who left a part of himself on the battle field. he rose to command the first cavalry division, served at army chief of staff and has never been afraid to speak truth to power. the secretary of the v.a., he presided over record investments in our veterans. enrolling 2 million new veterans in health care, and delivering disability pay to more vietnam veterans exposed to agent orange, making it easier for veterans, post-traumatic stress, mental health issues and
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traumatic brain injury to get treatment. improving care for women veterans. and reduced veteran homelessness and helped 1 million veterans, service members and their families pursue education under the post-9/11 g.i. bill. so rick's commitment to our veterans unquestioned. his service to our country is exemplary. i am grateful for his service as are many veterans across the country. he has worked hard to investigate and identify the problems with access to care. but he told me this morning, the v.a. needs new leadership to address them. he does not want to be a distraction because his priority is to fix the problem and make sure our vets are getting the care that they need. that was rick's judgment on behalf of his fellow veterans. and i agree. we don't have time for
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distractions. we need to fix the problem. for now, the leader that will help move forward is sloan gibson, who will take on the reins of the acting secretary. he started three months ago, but he too has devote his life to serving the country and the veterans. his grandfather was in world war i, his father was a tail gunner in world war ii. he graduated from west point and was a rangers, and served in the infantry. and most recently, the president and ceo of the uso which does a remarkable job of supporting our men and women at war, their families, our wounded warriors and the families of the fallen. he has 20 years of private sector and non-profit experience to help build a 20th century
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v.a., and i am grateful to him. i made it clear that reform should not wait. proceed immediately. i've asked rob nabors to stay at the v.a. temporarily to help him and the department through this transition and complete his own review of the v.h.a. we will look for a new permanent v.a. secretary and confirm the successor and fill the post as soon as possible. we're going to do right by our veterans across the board. as long as it takes. we're not going to stop working to make sure that they get the care, the benefit, the opportunity that they've earned and that they deserve. i said we wouldn't tolerate misconduct, and we will not. i said that we have to do better, and we will. there are too many veterans receivie ining care right now w deserve our best efforts and an honest assessment if it's not working. i visited men and women in uniform at different stages of
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service. our new west point graduates, crew in afghanistan, our military families at arlington. what i saw is what i have seen in every service member, veteran and military spouse i have had the chance to meet, a selfless, clear-eyed commitment to serving their country the best way they know how. they're the best our country has to offer. they do their duty. they expect us to do ours. so today i want every man and woman who served under our flag to know, whether your tour has been over for decades or is just about to end, we will never stop working to do right by you and your families. let me take a couple question questions leo. >> mr. president, what changed in your opinion of the secretary in the last few days.
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you had confidence in him, even coming in today, saying it was time for him to resign. what made the difference in your mind? >> rick's judgment. i think his belief that he would be a distraction from the task at hand. which is to make sure that what's broken gets fixed so that his fellow veterans are getting the services that they need. i want to reiterate, he is a very good man. i don't just mean he's an accomplished man, i don't just mean that he's been an outstanding soldier, he's a good person. who's done exemplary work on our behalf. and under his leadership, we have seen more progress on more fronts at the v.a., and a bigger investment in the v.a., than
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just about any other v.a. secretary. cut veterans' homelessness by 24%. brought in folks who had been exposed to agent orange who had been waiting for decades to get the services and benefits that they had earned. making sure that post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury was dealt with in a serious way. making sure we had facilities for our women vets who all too often weren't receiving the kind of specialized services that they needed. so he's been a champion of our veterans, and where there's problems, he has been ready and willing to get in there and fix them. so with the disability backlog that had shot up as a consequence of the admission of the agent orange veterans as well as making it easier to apply for post-traumatic stress
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disorder disability claims, when it spiked, he went at it in a systemic way, and we have cut it by 50% over the last year or so. he's not adverse to admitting where there's a problem and going after it. but we occupy not just a -- an environment that calls for management fixes, we've also got to deal with congress and you guys and i think rick's judgment that he could not carry out the next stages of the form without being a distraction himself. and so my assessment was, unfortunately, that he was right. i regret that he has to resign under these circumstances, but i also have confidence in sloan, and i share rick shinseki's
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assessment that the number one priority is making sure that problems get fixed so if there's a veteran out there who needs help, that they're getting a schedule, and they're able to come in and see a doctor, and that if there are facilities that don't have enough doctors or nurses or do not have enough space, that that information immediately gets in the hands of decision-makers all the way up to me and all the way to congress so that we can get more resources in there to help folks. and that seems to be the biggest problem -- i think that's the thing that offended secretary shinseki the most during the course of this process. you know, he described to me the fact that when he was in theater, he might have to order an attack just based on a phone call from some 20-something-year-old corpoor ral, a -- corporal, and he has to trust he's getting good
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information and it's life or death. and he's deeply disappointed that the bad news did not get to him, and that the structures weren't in place for him to identify this problem quickly and fix it. his priority now is to make sure that happens. and he felt like new leadership would be -- would serve our veterans best, and i agree with him. joe mattingly. >> mr. president, based on the early-stage audit that the secretary presented to you, is there a sense that there was criminal wrong doing? and i guess more broadly, how much responsibility do you personally bear, this is an issue you campaigned on and cared about deeply in your administration now that we're at th point? >> i will leave it up to the justice department with the criminal wrong doing. in terms of responsibility, it is my administration, i take
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responsibility for what happens. this is an area i have particular concern with. many this predates my presidency. i was on the veterans affairs committee. i heard firsthand veterans who were not getting the kinds of services and benefits that they had earned. and i pledged that if i had the chance of serving as commander in chief and president, that we would fix it. the v.a. is a big organization that has had problems for a very long time. in some cases, management problems, in some cases, funding problems. what we've tried to do is systemically go after the problems we were aware of and fix them. and where we have seen our veterans not being properly served, whether it was too many homeless veterans, or a disability claims process that was taking too long, we would go at it and chip away at it and fix it. when it came to funding, we've increased funding for v.a.
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services in an unprecedented fashion. because we understood that it's not enough just to give lip service to our veterans, but not being willing to put our money where our mouth is. and so what i can say confidently, is that this has been a priority, it's been a priority reflected in my budget, and that in terms of managing the v.a., where we have seen a problem, where we have been aware of a problem, we have gone after it and fixed, and have been able to make significant progress. but what is absolutely clear is this one -- this issue of scheduling -- is one that the reporting systems inside of the v.h.a. did not surface to the level where rick was aware of it, or where we were able to see it. this was not something that we were hearing when i was traveling around the country. the particular issue of
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scheduling. and what we're going to have to do as part of the review, make sure we get information about systems that aren't working. i just was talking to rob nabors, and he described to me, for example, just in very specific detail, how in some of these facilities, you've got computer systems for scheduling that date back to the '90s. situations in which one scheduler might have to look at four or five different screens to figure out where there's a slot and where there might be a doctor available. situations in which they're manually passing requests for an appointment over to somebody else who's then inputting them. all right? so you have in many cases old systems, broken down systems. this is stuff that isn't imminently fixable, but we have to know about it. and the big concern that i've
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got, and what i'm going to be interested in finding out is -- how is it that in a number of these facilities, if in fact you have veterans who were waiting too long for an appointment, that that information didn't surface sooner so that we could go ahead and fix it. one last point i want to make on this. when veterans have gotten access to the system, the health care itself that they are receiving has gotten high marks from our veterans service organizations and the veterans themselves. so i think it's important to keep in mind that what the review indicates so far, at least, is that there have been great strides made in the actual care provided to veterans. the challenge is getting veterans into the door, particularly for their first appointment in some cases. and where they don't have an established relationship with a
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doctor, and they're not in the system. part of that's going to be technology. part of that is management. but as rick shinseki himself indicated, there is a need for a change in culture within the v.h.a. and perhaps the v.h.a. as a whole -- or the v.a. as a whole, that makes sure that bad news gets surfaced quickly so that things can be fixed. and i know that was the attitude of secretary shinseki, and what was what he communicated to folks under him, but they didn't execute. and that's a problem. christie parasons, last question. >> thanks, mr. president. you said it was the general's own judgment that made the decision for you here. if i remember correctly, secretary sibelius offered her resignation after health care.gov failed, and you decl e declined to take it. i wonder if there's scapegoating taking place here. >> meaning? >> meaning the dysfunction
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within the department seems to have been very deep and very widespread. so lopping off the head of it really the best step to take going forward here? what i'm asking is, is there a political reason for removing him other than going straight to the problem of the bureaucracy. >> so the distractions that rick refers to are in part political. he needs to be -- at this stage, what i want is somebody at the v.a. who's not spending time outside of solving problems for the veterans. i want somebody spending every minute of every day figuring out, have we called every single veteran that's waiting? have they gotten a schedule? are we fixing the system? what kind of new technology do we need? have we made a realistic assessment of how long the wait times are right now, and how are we going to bring those wait
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times down in certain facilities where the wait times are too long. if we need more money, how much more money do we need to ask from congress? and how am i going to make sure that congress delivers on that additional funding. that's what i want somebody at the v.a. focused on. not how are they getting second-guessed and, you know, speculation about their futures and so forth and so on. and that's what rick agreed to as well. with respect to secretary sibelius, at the time, i thought it would be a distraction to replace somebody at hhs at a time when we were trying to fix that system. and i wanted to stay focused, because i knew if we beared down on it and got folks enrolled, then it would work. so in each instance, my primary decision is based on how can i
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deliver service to the american people and in this case, how can i deliver for our veterans? and because they are people of integrity, i think in both the cases of secretary si belius, ad certainly with rick shin se ski, their view is what's going to deliver on the behalf of folks who he said were let down. >> she had so much knowledge about what was going on. does someone with three months in leadership in the department have the capacity to attack the problem quickly now? >> we're going to need a new v.a. secretary. sloan is acting. sloan is the first to acknowledge he has a learning curve that he's got to deal with. but the nature of the problem that has surfaced and has been the cause of this attention is one that we can start tackling
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right away and -- without completely transforming the system, we can immediately make some progress. we're going to have some longer term issues that we're going to have to take care of. so my first step is, everybody who's out there waiting, get them an appointment. if we need more doctors, let's figure out how we can serve some doctors in there to make sure they're getting the help that they need. what i wanted to make sure of, then, is that even if it's still patchwork, how do we make sure that there's no slippage between somebody making a phone call and them getting an appointment scheduled. and let's have a realistic time for how soon they're going to get an appointment. those are things that don't require rocket science. it requires execution, it requires discipline and focus. those are things that sloan has.
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there are then going to be some broader issues we have to tackle. the information systems inside the v.h.a. those are probably going to have to be changed. that will cost some money and will take some time. but it has to be implemented. and changes in the culture of the v.h.a. because as i said, they're providing very good service, medical treatment, to our veterans when they get in the system, but they don't have, apparently, the state of the art operations that you would want to see, for example, in a major medical center or hospital. now, keep in mind, those of us who are outside of the v.a. system and try to get an appointment with a doctor in the private sector and try to get an appointment for, you know, schedule for a hospital visit, there are probably some wait times as well. we have to figure out what are
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realistic benchmarks for the system. and my suspicion is with not only the veterans from iraq and afghanistan coming back, but the ageing of our vietnam vets who may have more chronic illnesses, may need more visits, we may need to get more doctors. and we may need to get more nurses. and that's going to cost some money. which means that's going to have to be reflected in a veteran affairs budget which i have consistently increased, even during fiscally-tight times. there's been no area where i've put more priority than making sure that we're delivering the kind of budget that's necessary to make sure our veterans are being served. but it may still not be enough. and we're going -- before we start spending more money, our first job is, let's take care of some basic management issues that i think can be fixed. all right? thank you. >> president obama with palpable
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regret, accepting the resignation of eric shinseki. after meeting with him this morning, showing a review showing that the problems with the provision of health care had spread from individual facilities across the country, and become a systemic problem. i want to go to martha raddatz who's known the general for a long time. it's clear the president did not want to do this. he wanted to back the general. but as he said, the general himself determined he had become a distraction to fixing the problems. >> reporter: i'm certain, george, that the general did not want to resign. he did not want to be viewed as a quitter among the veterans. but you heard president obama say this was as much a political decision as well, and general shinseki thought he was a distraction. but the public face he put on this. general shinseki is very impassive. he was not a strong handler of this situation. he didn't really speak to the press. he doesn't really speak to the
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public. ask you need a very strong, passionate person, to deal with something like this, and especially to speak to those veterans. >> already getting some reaction to capitol hill. the chairman of the house veterans affairs committee, jeff miller said they are not going to get a honey moon. whoever replaces him, sloan gibson, the acting secretary, as the president said, he will search for a full-time secretary. we're going to return to regular programming. for many in the west, it's "gma." and i'm george stephanopoulos in new york. have a good day. >> getting a lot of suggestions out there. >> a lot of the music that's out right now, i'm excited about a lot of the new things. i had an opportunity to enjoy it from a fan's perspective.
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i haven't released a lot in a while. i like a lot of the stuff miley cyrus is doing. >> miley cyrus, that's something. >> i feel easy with the stuff she's doing. >> she's pushing it. >> she goes further than me. >> you want to collaborate? bring it to "gma." >> we would invite you to that. and ask you, you have a lot going on. what do you do to unwind? what does curtis jackson do? >> i enjoy the couch. you picked the house. i'm a home body, i get a chance to relax. never leave media, i end up with music to relax at that point or film and television. it's almost like doing research. >> and you have little oprah on your lap the whole time. >> she's actually in my office today. >> let's have some more muk. >> all right, take it away. 50 cent.
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the club. ♪ yo ♪ it's your birthday ♪ we gonna party like it's your birthday ♪ ♪ like it's your birthday ♪ and we don't give a it's your birthday ♪ ♪ in the club how much you need ♪ ♪ and making love come give me a hug ♪ ♪ get rub ♪ in the club try to blow my mind ♪ ♪ what you needed ♪ and making love don't give me a hug you get rough ♪ ♪ out front and coming in the club ♪ ♪ dre show me love and you love ♪ ♪ and change in the ♪ and move player, but now in the hood ♪ ♪ 50 too hot
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♪ nothing like that ♪ hey ♪ you be playing in the club. ♪ note my money on my mind and the reel and the feel ♪ ♪ rhythm and getting high and ready to go ♪ ♪ in the club i got what you need ♪ ♪ you need to feel the buzz ♪ making love come give me a hug you get rough ♪ ♪ the party in the club try to blow my mind ♪ ♪ and the thing i'm making love come give me a hug in the club ♪ ♪ and that's all mys fancy things ♪ ♪ my cars and things ♪ and you should love oh you man ♪ ♪ i thought you should have me ♪ and good you got the hood
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trying to blow me back by ♪ ♪ and with my eyes it's the club ♪ ♪ just let it turn talking about money all my concern ♪ ♪ and get your head up and get the money trail up ♪ ♪ we go in the club come on baby ♪ ♪ you'll find me in the club ♪ got what you need you need to find ♪ ♪ and the thing making love come give me a hug and get drunk ♪ ♪ find me in the club got what you need you need to feel the buzz ♪ ♪ in there making love come give me a hug ♪ ♪ yeah [ cheers and applause ]
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] ♪ feel like i got nothing ♪ oh [ cheers and applause ] we are back in the park. and the crowd is going crazy. >> that's right. that's right. how do you feel about 50 cent? he is just controlling the crowd today, right? >> oh, yeah. and he's got another big one for us, doesn't he? >> that's right. that's right. hey, 50, come on over here. >> 50's just strolling. just taking his time. he can because he's the man. >> hey, dog. >> one. >> there he is. so, 50, are you ready for the next song? >> i am, man. i'm enjoying myself. >> how do you feel about the crowd today? >> we're loud. new york city is always loud.
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>> you have another big one coming, right? "power." you going to sing "power" for us? >> we're going to sing the theme song to my new television show, "power" on the starz network june 7th. >> here's 50 cent, with "power." "big rich town." >> yeah. ♪ they say this is a big rich town ♪ ♪ i just come from the poorest part ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, yo. ♪ this is where it goes down i just happened to come up hard ♪ ♪ i live by earth got the yellow cabs ♪ ♪ i live i learn ♪ homey, i grew up in hell a block away from heaven ♪ i come only 15 minutes ♪
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♪ make it watch it go ♪ full on sweat ♪ doing the back on the jet ♪ and flow ♪ and the people on my belt ♪ i look in her eyes and tell her, baby i love you ♪ ♪ you're my motivation you're the reason i move forward with no hesitation ♪ ♪ this is a big, rich town ♪ i just come from the poorest part ♪ >> hands up. ♪ i got to make it ♪ this is where it goes down oh, yeah ♪ ♪ i'm doing my part ♪ oh yea ♪ oo and /* ♪ got to ask i bust if i make a move ♪ ♪ around the back and hard knocks just pop, bodies drop ♪ ♪ what you spot the stitch ♪ and i go to take this trip i
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am supposed to move ♪ ♪ but you won't ♪ all i got is my work and my instinct ♪ ♪ making my breath stink we already on top ♪ ♪ i got a different plan no, no more controlled substances from hand-to-hand ♪ ♪ right color 50 ♪ people living ♪ perfect position watch the transition ♪ ♪ i'm like the butterfly in the sky ♪ note this is a big rich town ♪ ♪ i just come from the poorest part ♪ ♪ bright lights city lights ♪ i got to make it ♪ this is a big rich town ♪ i come from the poorest part ♪ we got it, baby [ cheers ] >> "power." june 7th.
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right here. my parents were immigrants. and they taught me that with hard work, anything is possible. i earned a scholarship to mit. and worked across party lines to get things done. i'm alex padilla. i'll protect voting rights for everyone. and make it easier to start a business. so we create jobs and opportunity for all californians. what should we order? (announcer) alex padilla. secretary of state.
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[ cheers and applause ] he is making his way on stage right now. a big thank you to 50 cent for our summer concert. thank you so much. ready to sing us off with one more? >> yeah. let's keep it going. >> let's keep it going. "just a li'l bit." ♪ ♪ yeah ♪ shady aftermath
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♪ g-unit ♪ damn, baby, all i need is a li'l bit ♪ ♪ a li'l bit o' dis a li'l bit o' dat ♪ ♪ get crackin' in the club ♪ ♪ when you hear the [ bleep ] ♪ ♪ drop it like it's hot when you're workin' that back ♪ ♪ girl, shake that thing yeah work that thing ♪ ♪ let me see it go up and down ♪ ♪ rotate that thing i wanna touch that thing ♪ ♪ when you make it go round and round ♪ ♪ i step up in the club i'm like whoa you with ♪ ♪ g-unit in the house yeah that's my clique ♪ ♪ yeah, i'm young but a ♪ ♪ from the old school on a dance floor doing old moves ♪ ♪ i don't give a i do what i wanna do ♪ ♪ i hit your up boy i done warned you ♪ ♪ better listen when i talk don't trip ♪ ♪ i'm tryin' to get my drink on ♪ ♪ i got my diamonds my fitted and my mink on ♪ ♪ you left the ball and it's time to do ♪ ♪ then i'm gonna get shorty here and i'm gonna let her know ♪ ♪ all a really need is a li'l bit ♪ ♪ not a lot, baby girl just a li'l bit ♪ ♪ we can head to the crib in a li'l bit ♪ ♪ i can show you how i live in a li'l bit ♪ ♪ i wanna unbutton your pants just a li'l bit ♪
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♪ take 'em off, pull 'em down just a li'l bit ♪ ♪ get to kissin' and touchin' a li'l bit ♪ ♪ get to lickin' a li'l bit ♪ ♪ this is 50 comin' out your stereo ♪ ♪ hard to tell tho' 'cause i switch the flow ♪ ♪ eyes a little low 'cause i twist the ♪ ♪ pockets on swoll 'cause i move the ♪ ♪ my neck my wrist my ears is froze ♪ ♪ come get your she on me, dog ♪ ♪ she must a heard about the dough ♪ ♪ now captain c'mon and save a ♪ ♪ i get crunk in the club i'm off the chain ♪ ♪ number one on the chart all the time man ♪ ♪ when the kid in the house i turn it out ♪ ♪ keep the dance floor packed that's without a doubt ♪ ♪ shorty shake that thing like a pro man ♪ ♪ fif it up for me i'm like oh, man ♪ ♪ i get close enough to her so i know she could hear ♪ ♪ since i'm jumpin' party's jumpin' ♪ ♪ i say it loud and clear ♪ all a really need is a li'l bit ♪ ♪ not a lot, baby girl just a li'l bit ♪ ♪ we can head to the crib in a li'l bit ♪ ♪ i can show you how i live in a li'l bit ♪ ♪ i wanna unbutton your pants just a li'l bit ♪ ♪ take 'em off pull 'em down
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just a li'l bit ♪ ♪ get to kissin' and touchin' a li'l bit ♪ ♪ get to lickin' and a li'l bit ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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good morning. i'm kristen sze. the second year of the bottle rock napa valley festival begins this afternoon with 31 music acts opening this weekend. meteorologist mike nicco has our forecast. >> yeah, take a look. going to be really nice up there except for in the evening hours when you'll want to grab a coat. you'll have shine at 10:00, hang out in the mid-70s in the afternoon hours but mid to upper 50s by the end. for our highs today, about 15 degrees cooler, 50s at the coast, near 80 inland. accuweather seven-day forecast, more of the same. leyl >> upper deck of the bay bridge, two-car crash and blocking two lanes. you can see the traffic. it is quite slow. a live look right now, past treasure island, you are going to be on the brakes.
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about 20 minutes from the maze. kristen? >> thanks, leyla. join us for our midday news at announcer: it's "live! with kelly & michael." today, a very special meeting and interview with the president of the united states barack obama. and the co-hosts work out with our last "top fitness instructor" finalist, sarah tiefenthaler, from santa monica, california. plus, chef marc forgione is here to kick off our summer long "superstar chefs farm-to-table challenge." all next on "live." now, here are kelly ripa and michael strahan! [cheers and applause] ♪

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