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>> right. >> you ready to continue? >> i'm ready. >> let's play "who wants to be a millionaire." [dramatic musical flourish] $7,000 question. here it is. forget millionaire. you want to be a billionaire? you might want to copy warren buffett, who reportedly spends 80% of his day doing what? >> i don't think it's meditating if only because i don't think he has the time to be spent--spend so much of his day doing that. although i guess he's got billions of dollars. walking sounds exhausting to do that for 80% of your day. so for me, it's between reading and listening to music, which seem like the kind of leisurely activities that you-- that become available to you when you have a lot of money.
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so i think rather than guess, i'm gonna have to use the "50/50." >> okay, final? >> final. >> all right, let's help him out here. let's take away 2 incorrect answers, please. walking and reading. >> if i can picture him, he doesn't seem like he's, like, the most super-in-shape fitness-freak guy to be walking so much. i'm gonna go and say c, reading. final answer. >> that is apparently how you get to be a billionaire. >> all right. >> that is right. >> whew. >> $7,000. way to go, matt. [horn blares] that sound means that time is up for today, but don't worry. you're not going anywhere. when we come back next time, you won't have any lifelines, but you're still going for that million dollars. >> i'm playing, all right. >> thank you for watching. for everyone who's been a part of this one, i'm chris harrison. we'll see you next time. [dramatic music] ♪ closed captioning sponsored by:
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♪ ♪ the presidential candidates are making some campaign stops today in some of the five states holding primary contests next tuesday. >> that's right. a main flash point between republicans donald trump and ted cruz centers on north carolina's controversial new law that critics say discriminates against the lgbt community. abc's stephanie ramos reports. >> reporter: the latest debate between gop front-runner donald trump and main rival ted cruz is over a controversial law. >> i am waiting with anticipation for the new baseball caps make pc great again. >> reporter: cruz going after trump for his comments on the
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"today" show about north carolina's bill banning transgender people from using an the bathroom they identify with. >> i think that would be discriminatory. leave it the way it is. >> reporter: cruz accusing trump of being politically correct and voicing his opinion on the controversial bill. >> here is basic common sense. grown adult men, strangers should not be alone in a bathroom with little girls. >> reporter: trump is still questioning the delegate process but also urging cruz and the third man in the gop race, john kasich, to drop out. >> we have a job to do. i've got two leftovers. i have to finish that. okay? we have to. >> reporter: both insisting they can snag their party's nomination if there's a contested convention. on the democratic side, after her big win in the empire state, hillary clinton campaigning in connecticut. >> hi. >> reporter: and circling back to the big apple. during "gma's" town hall, the democratic front-runner asked whether bernie sanders should drop out of the race. >> that's up to him.
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that's up to him. i would never tell anybody what to do. that has to be a very personal decision. >> reporter: sanders says no way, despite his low delegate count and double digit loss in the closed primary in new york state. >> i don't mind losing but 3 million people in new york state, 3 million people who registered as independents did not have the right to participate in the democratic and republican -- that really is not democracy. >> reporter: stephanie ramos, abc news, washington. when we come back, we have a special "skinny" for you. >> that's right. tributes to the late, great prince. stay with us. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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(music plays from one way or another )♪♪ ♪ i'm gonna find y♪ i'm gonna getcha ♪ ♪ getcha getcha getcha ♪ one way or another ♪ ♪ i'm gonna win ya ♪ i'm gonna getcha ♪ ♪ getcha getcha getcha ♪ one way or another ♪ ♪ i'm gonna see ya ♪ (inhales cigarette)
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♪ ♪ ♪ let's do it i don't even know that song but i love it. what is that song? >> it's good. >> "balloons." >> i love it. >> i like all prince songs. >> hard not to dance to them. >> you can't not dance to a prince song. welcome back to our special prince "skinny." we start with some stirring words from those who knew and clearly loved him. first up is oprah. >> on twitter, she says, prince, the doves really are crying now. remembering you, #rip prince. >> i love that. she has a way with words.
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justin timberlake calls him a once and forever artist. i love this. he says it would be silly to say that he has inspired our music. it's beyond that. he's somewhere in every song i've ever written. >> and one of prince's ex-girlfriends carmen electra writes on instagram, i feel so sad and confused right now. i love you, prince. hope you're comfortable and peaceful now. play on, my love. play on. >> prince gave her her name. changed her name. >> what was her name before that? >> tara. he said no, you're carmen. >> carmen electra. >> she said okay. >> just like that. >> interesting if somebody walked up to me and said you're not a ryan. you're a franklin. but i like ryan. >> would you go with it? >> no, i like ryan. >> what if it was prince? >> i would go for it. >> yep. that's what i thought. >> back to you ryan or franklin. right? i don't even know what i'm saying. next, also playing a tribute to prince, a legend in her own right, aretha franklin. >> the 74-year-old queen of soul calls prince's passing surreal.
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franklin never collaborated with prince but her appreciation of his talent sums up the feelings of millions. >> it was just a blow, a real blow. anytime he got to the beat, you wanted to get up and move. he had longevity in the industry simply because he was a natural and he had it. what they call "it" in the business. he's gone, but his music will live on forever. ♪ prince, pop it >> prince was featured on a stevie wonder song called "what the fuss." >> last night wonder spoke emotionally with anderson cooper on his cnn show. >> you know, it's rare for me that i can feel, you know, with every single breath how he just passionately loved music, you know. he was incredible. and i'm just glad that i was able to be say to him, i love
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you the last time i saw him. >> you could see wonder emotional there. he played a piano version of "purple rain," but choked up as he told anderson he would probably break down if he tried to sing the song at that point. >> we mentioned justin timberlake's instagram tribute to prince. part of it mentions prince's sense of humor. timberlake called prince hilarious. >> prince made a number of appearances on "the view," as well. during one of them in 2012, we got a glimpse of that humor in an exchange with barbara walters. listen. >> when you go on stage, you're a different person. but off stage, you're very quiet and mysterious. what is that all about? >> i'm just that way around you. >> well -- but it's interesting. because on stage -- >> during that same "view" appearance, he talked about bruce springsteen saying he learned a lot about being a band leader from the boss.
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>> finally, we couldn't leave out the most memorable skit from dave chappelle's show. in it, charlie murphy recounts being out with friends, meeting prince and the revolution at a club. >> prince said he was bored. they went back to his house. that's when prince challenged them to a basketball game. >> so they came out, right? and i look at them. and they still got on the same things they was wearing. at the club. it was wild. i know they ain't thinking about playing ball in that but they were. i said you know what? you know what we're going to call this? the shirts against the blouses. >> and guess what, the blouses won that game handily. prince later confirmed the incident and he said he was a huge fan of the way they retold it on the chappelle show. >> afterwards, he made them pancakes. which i love. three years ago, prince released a single "breakfast can wait," in homage to the sketch.
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a little touch is all it takes. k-y touch. ♪ ♪ ♪ finally this half hour, it has been a week dominated by the presidential campaign, an important primary and not to mention some deadly natural disasters. >> those events and the passing of prince now in our "friday rewind". >> thank you, everybody, and thank you new york. we love new york. >> now, my friends, onward to victory. >> today, you proved once again there's no place like home. >> let pennsylvania go forward and tell the world you are going to lead this country into a political revolution. >> i just thought it was just a puddle. i had no idea i would go so deep.
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>> i'm asking all houstonians stay off the roads. stay at home. >> this mudslide was over a half mile wide. it came roaring down this mountain ripping it in half. >> rescued. >> rescued. >> you found me. >> thank god, right? >> yeah. >> this overpass is one of the busiest roads in gaia kill, the powerful earthquake causing it to collapse, shredding tons of concrete and steel. >> we're on the ring of fire. this is a very active part of the earth and it's a reminder that this is a hazard that we face. >> look out. >> people are just a little more important than that game right there, and that woman's health is way more important than the results of the game. >> we know that we have a lot of spirit on our side in this city because we responded with love and peace and goodness and good will. that will always win. >> we need a paramedic on paisley park, 7801 audubon road.
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person down, not breathing. >> thank you for loving him. he loved each and every one of you. ♪ ♪ raspberry beret ♪ purple rain, purple rain >> the iconic super bowl performance we talked about earlier. amazing. we're looking at all the covers for tomorrow's papers. everybody has different prince covers ready to go. but our favorite is the new yorker here. >> by far. >> subtle. creative. and yet, totally gets the point across. >> and makes it just so beautiful. >> of course, in addition to all the covers, lots of people are paying tribute to prince today and last night with dance parties. >> yeah. we were saying this, you can't listen to prince without dancing. you mourn his loss but celebrate his life. >> seems only appropriate we should pay tribute in that way. >> a little chair dance?
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good morning. i'm ryan smith. >> i'm diane macedo. here are some of the top headlines we're following for you this morning on "world news now." remembering a legend. the sudden death of prince has stunned friends and fans around the world. prince was found unresponsive at his home near minneapolis at the age of 57. we have full coverage on his life and legacy coming up. classes will be held today with grief counselors on hand at a high school in wilmington, delaware, where a 16-year-old student died yesterday after a violent fight in the girl's bathroom. no arrests have been made. the florida man who landed a gyrocopter on the lawn of the capitol to protest the influence of money in politics has been sentenced to four months in prison. doug hughes apologized but said he doesn't regret the flight. and it's earth day. a day to celebrate the environment and fight for its
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preservation. events will be held around the world on this friday, april 22nd. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> we begin this half hour with a devastating loss. the sudden death of prince. >> the music icon died in his su bourbon minneapolis home yesterday at 57, but the cause is still a mystery. nasa posted one of the coolest tributes to prince tweeting out this photo of a purple ne beulah. and the apollo theater in har put his name on a marquee along with some of his famous lyrics. >> fans gathered for an all night dance party at the club in minneapolis where prince often performed and also featured in the movie "purple rain." more from abc's linsey davis. >> reporter: a growing memorial here outside of prince's paisley park studios where hundreds are coming with balloons, flowers, their children. various purple items to pay tribute to a legend.
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thursday morning at 9:43 a.m., deputies arrived here and found prince's body unconscious inside an elevator. paramedics performed cpr unable to revive him. and at 10:07 a.m., the 57-year-old was pronounced dead. just last week he performed op stage in atlanta. hours later his plane made an emergency landing in illinois. he was rushed to the hospital. his spokeswoman said he was battling the flu. then on saturday, the music icon held an impromptu performance here at his paisley park studio and told the crowd, wait a few days before you waste any prayers. this time authorities are saying they don't believe his death was suspicious. his staff says he was seen by a doctor. now a medical examiner will conduct several tests to determine the cause of death. linsey davis, abc news, chanhassen, minnesota. >> prince was multitalented. think about this, he taught himself to play the guitar, piano and the drums as a child. >> he could also hit the highest falsetto and the deepest baritone, but it's the voice he
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gave to others that helped set him apart. here's abc's tom llamas. ♪ nothing can stop these lonely tears from falling ♪ >> that unmistakable voice, sinead o'conn0r, the love ballad a number one hit, but the words all came from prince. listen to his version. ♪ nothing compares to you ♪ i feel for you >> reporter: his songs could also make you dance. in 1984, prince wrote both "i feel for you" for sheila e's "glamorous life." ♪ she wants to lead the glamorous life. >> reporter: both landed in the top ten that year, so many hits, so little time he once said, like the bangles "manic monday. ♪ >> a prolific songwriter. how does one measure his talent and legacy? prince answered that question himself.
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♪ nothing compares, nothing compares to you ♪ >> reporter: tom llamsa, abc news, new york. >> our thanks to tom there. casts of several broadway shows also paid tribute to prince last night. >> the cast of "hamilton" couldn't help but break out into song and dance after their performance last night. check this out. they danced to prince's "let's gets crazy." >> jennifer hudson appropriately led the cast of "the color purple." in a sing along of "purple rain." we'll have much more on prince later this half hour. we turn to the race for the white house and the controversy over north carolina's bathroom law targeting the transgenders. it's now spilling onto the campaign trail. >> the latest war of words has donald trump blasting the law. ted cruz accusing trump of political correctness and an espn analyst fired over his reaction.
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abc's cecilia vega has the latest. >> reporter: he is the all-star who famously pitched the red sox to victory, bloody sock and all. >> a perfect fifth inning for curt schilling. >> reporter: but curt schilling smack in the middle of the republican campaign with this social media post. a graphic image showing a man dressed as a woman and the words, "let him into the restroom with your daughter." the post in support of north carolina's law banning transgender people from using bathrooms that do not correspond with the gender on their birth certificates. schilling writing, "a man is a man no matter what they call themselves." >> i stated a fact. men's bathrooms were designed for people that stand up and women's weren't. >> reporter: but schilling, quickly fired from his espn analyst job. and texas senator ted cruz coming to his defense. >> the idea that grown men would be allowed alone in a bathroom with little girls, you don't need to be a behavioral psychologist to realize that bad things can happen. >> reporter: but donald trump now making it clear he doesn't
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agree and is against north carolina's bathroom ban. >> you leave it the way it is. there have been very few complaints the way it is. >> reporter: the gop frontrunner saying if a transgender person like caitlyn jenner came into trump tower, she could use any bathroom she wants. cruz pouncing. >> he thought that men should be able to go into the girls' bathroom if they want to. now let me ask you, have we gone stark raving nuts? >> reporter: ted cruz said that donald trump is being, quote, "no different than politically correct leftist elites." trump says the north carolina law hurts businesses. and by some estimates, the boycotts could cost the state tens of millions of dollars. cecilia vega, abc news, philadelphia. across the pond, president obama has arrived in london after his visit to saudi arabia. >> he has a packed royal itinerary for today. checking out what's in store for the president, arlette saenz is live in london. good morning, arlette.
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>> good morning. president obama is expected to get a royal welcome. meeting not only the queen but also the next generation of royal stars. president obama steps into a royal frenzy when he meets with two generations of the royal family. in his third and likely final trip to london, obama's schedule is royally packed. the president and first lady kick off the day over lunch with queen elizabeth. one day after she celebrated turning 90 with a walk around windsor. over an intimate meal at windsor castle, the obamas will extend a personal birthday greeting to britain's longest serving monarch. >> each time the president has come away with an even deeper personal affection for her. she's an important symbol of a country with whom the united states has a special relationship. >> reporter: the first time they met, mrs. obama caused a stir. committing a royal no, no by hugging the country's queen.
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today, it's a different royal greeting that could steal the spotlight. the uk's young power couple hosting the leader of the free world. prince william, kate middleton and prince harry are welcoming the obamas for dinner at kensington palace. the obama couple has struck up a close relationship with the rising stars of the royal family. welcoming prince william and prince harry to the white house. between those royal meals, president obama is set to meet with british prime minister david cameron. their encounter comes two months before the british people decide whether the uk should leave the european union, a move president obama opposes. president obama is expected to wade into that today. he's already writing an op-ed in today's telegraph where he writes the eu doesn't modify it, it magnifies it. it's sure to ruffle a few feathers here in london. diane and ryan?
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>> a busy day in store. arlette saenz live in london. thank you. aid is arriving in ecuador. hard hit by the power ft earthquake. charity groups were handing out bags of food and disposable diapers. phone lines have been down making it impossible for residents to let loved ones know they are okay. the death toll has now risen to 577. here at home an extensive six-day search for a missing virginia firefighter ended with the family's worst fears confirmed. the body of 31-year-old nicole mittendorff was found not far from where her car was parked. police say a note recovered from the car suggests there was no foul play in her death. a couple of sports stories on this busy morning. the warriors playing without steph curry lost a nail biter to the rockets, 97-96. james harden hit the game winning jumper. with 2.7 seconds left. he scored 37 points in total. the warriors are up two games to one and the next game sunday afternoon on abc. now to the diamond.
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where the cubs jake arrieta pitched the second no hitter of his career. >> a 16-0 victory over the reds. the reigning cy young award winner struggled for controller i but dominated the rest of the game. he struck out six, walked four and only allowed six balls hit out of infield during the first no hitter of the season. this guy's on fire. >> he pitched a no hitter against the dodgers just eight months ago. it's a good year. >> on fire. he's young. he could win a couple cy youngs before it's all said and done. >> good luck to him. coming up, the controversial plan to keep the zika virus from spreading across the u.s. why members of one community in key west, florida, are outraged over the experiment and millions of modified mosquitos. and the outpouring of tributes around the world for his purple highness. how fans are expressing their grief and their gratitude for the music that prince leaves
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behind. first, here's a look at today's temperatures. 72 kansas city. >> 62 in minneapolis. beautiful day out there. >> uh-huh. >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by american advisors group.
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virus. >> if this is allowed to move forward, we won't be the only place they target to test. >> reporter: the scientific community admits it's an experiment, but says it could give authorities a good way to kill the mosquitoes that can carry zika and other diseases. >> the genetically modified male mates with the wild female, and the offspring does not develop into an adult, it dies before adulthood. >> reporter: the signs in nearly every yard say it clearly, the families give "no consent." most of the new bugs are male and will quickly die, but they're still worried because a small amount of these man-made mosquitoes will be the females that bite. their online petition is now 166,000 strong. but the cdc, the fda, and even local officials say this is safe. and researchers are sharing this alarming map. areas around the world where conditions are right for zika to thrive. more than 2.2 billion people at risk. county officials here have agreed to hold a vote on the issue but say they could still move forward no matter the results.
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and if not here, somewhere else. steve o sun some sammy, abc news, key west. >> you know, this approach of sending mu tated mosquitos out to try to tamp down the population has worked well in other areas but you always have to wonder what the side effects are going to be, even if you think there aren't going to be any, sometimes when you mess with nature there are some. that's the big debate right now. >> a double-edged sword indeed. coming up, prince could have lived anywhere but his home was in the suburbs of minneapolis. >> we'll see how his hometown is covering his death next on "world news now." >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our
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♪ oh, yeah, little red ♪ oh, yeah, little red corvette ♪ ♪ baby >> you know what's funny about prince, everybody thinks they can sing prince.
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everybody does. you probably can because you're an amazing singer. i never could. in my mind, i sing exactly like he does. >> that's what music is suppose to do. make you sing and dance at the top of your lungs or dance and sing at the top of your lungs. >> well back now to the loss of really a legend. prince. big crowds gathered into the night both outside his home and his studio. home and studio in minneapolis. and then in the downtown area of the city, as well. >> memorials there are growing. fans are leaving flowers, purple balloons and other remembrances. some of those fans spoke with our abc station in minneapolis. >> i'm from minnesota. we all grew up with prince. ♪ purple rain, purple rain >> it's that minnesota sound that he's so well-known for. a lot of people identify with that. they identify with the artist as a person and just a pure musician.
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♪ purple rain, purple rain >> i always wanted to move to minnesota, live in minnesota and it was partly because of prince. ♪ all you want to do ♪ purple rain >> i've always loved him and he's been like the best. >> the first tape -- the first tape i bought with my own money was "purple rain." ♪ you can't seem to make up your mind ♪ >> i got my moment and i just said thank you for the music and thank you for the inspiration. ♪ purple rain, purple rain, yeah, yeah ♪ >> good morning to minneapolis and started playing and it was -- i was 12 feet away. i'll never forget it. it was amazing. it really was. ♪ purple rain, purple rain
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>> just an icon and it's just a sad, sad day that he's not with us anymore. >> you think back to your childhood and there's that whole michael jackson, prince thing and it's our generation. it's our era. music wouldn't be the same without it. our city wouldn't be the same without it. you think of the state of minnesota, one of the first things you think of is prince. >> and your wife grew up in that area. right? >> she grew up in that area. born and raised in minneapolis. she was a teen model and once did a little dance audition for prince. he was doing some sort of program. it wasn't anything crazy like you think of when you think of prince. she met him and thought he was a really nice guy. she and everybody in minneapolis, he's like a hero there.
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>> i love someone who was that private was that active in his community, as well. people feel like they really knew him. >> he put the city on the map in so many ways. people will love him forever there. yourbut the omega-3s in fish oil differ from megared krill oil. unlike fish oil, megared is easily absorbed by your body. megared. the difference is easy to absorb. sic) (group) surprise! oh my goodness! happy birthday! oh, you. (laughing) this was a wonderful surprise.
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next something more straightforward. elvis and nixon stars kevin spacey as president richard nixon and michael shannan as the king of rock 'n' roll. the movie purports to tell the untold true story behind their december 1970 meeting in the oval office. that meeting resulted in the most requested paragraph in the national archives. it's getting mostly positive reviews. 69% on rotten tomatoes. they hilariously reenact one of the history's most surreal blind dates but the new york daily news reviewers complains it's filled with tedium instead of delirious. the director blew it. >> i wanted to see that. if you would rather stay home this weekend and stream prince, there's a lot of options. movies were a big part of his career. >> in '86 it, he starred in "under the cherry moon," playing a male prostitute who seduces french woman in the drama. >> it was interesting. i saw this one.
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it was a financial and critical failure. that's not a surprise. grossing only $10 million. basically it's really hard to understand what he was going for. >> but really when you think about prince's movies, it's all about "purple rain." prince starred as a struggling musician coping with a tumultuous home life and blos system soming romance. >> and loania was in it which is enough reason for everyone to see it again. prince contributed the title track of the movie. think about this, he won his first and only academy award for the song "purple rain." it rose to number two on the billboard chart. "purple rain" opened number one at the box office grossing $68 million at a time where that felt like $200 million. >> many people thought it was autobiographical that was it about his life, right? >> so much movement and energy. everybody loved it. i've got watch it this weekend. >> that's the news for this half hour. each got watch it this weekend. >> that's the news for this half hour. >> that's the news for this half hour.
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this morning on "world news now," remembering prince. the life and death of a legend. >> the shocking details surrounding his sudden death and when we can expect to learn what exactly happened to the iconic superstar found dead in his home. the latest on the investigation just ahead. new details in the tragic death of a high school girl allegedly attacked by two of her classmates in the bathroom. what we're learning may have caused the incident as police talk to the two teen suspects. and the video going viral of a military exercise gone wrong. giant humvees dropped to their demise, smashed on impact the question is why? and celebrating the life of an icon. the dance parties breaking out all across the country. this morning the heartfelt tributes and the impact of the star's prolific music career. we're honoring his purple highness on this friday, april 22nd.
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♪ purple rain, purple rain >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning, everyone. i'm diane macedo. >> and i'm ryan smith in for kendis gibson. they call him his purple highness. but i think he's one of the greatest geniuses of our generation. >> even hearing that song everyone has their image of what memories it brings back. right? all of his songs. they're so iconic in that way. >> so many mourning and celebrating him today. so we begin with the life and death of a legend, prince. suddenly passing away, leaving the world in a state of shock. >> overnight hundreds of fans gathered at paisley park, the estate outside minneapolis where prince worked, lived, and ultimately died at the age of 57. the i-35 bridge in minneapolis is now lit up in purple honoring the musical genius known for his unique sound, androgenous style and erotic lyrics. abc's brandi hitt has more on the death after icon whose
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career spanned four decades. ♪ kiss >> reporter: he was a music pioneer known around the world by a single name, prince. ♪ this is what it sounds like when the doves cry ♪ >> reporter: his eclectic work, unique vocal style and larger than life stage presence c catapulted him into superstardom in the 1980s with the release of "purple rain." ♪ purple rain, purple rain >> reporter: born in 1993 as prince rogers nelson in 1993 he changed his anymore to this symbol during a dispute with his label. >> a friend of mine said so what should i call you now. i said you can call me prince. it just felt good to say that again because i hadn't in so long. >> reporter: the music legend's publicist tells abc news he was found dead at his minnesota studio and estate. sources say he had been battling the flu. >> we need a paramedic on paisley park.
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7801 audubon road. >> reporter: last weekend his plane even made an emergency landing after a concert. he was treated but later released. >> grammy award winner, prince. >> reporter: the singer also spotted here just last month court side at a warriors' game. >> people don't realize he sold over 100 million albums. he won seven grammy awards. he won an academy award. >> reporter: fans across the country now celebrating prince's life with his music. >> it's devastating. i always felt like we were his family. >> he was so talented. he could play so many different instruments. it's a sad loss for music today. >> prince was 57 years old. he was also known to have hundreds of songs never released in what fans call the vault, which means we may not have heard the last of his music. ryan and diane. >> and spike lee was one of many celebrities paying tribute to prince. >> lee invited fans to an
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impromptu block party outside of his home in brooklyn. more than 1,000 people showed up. looks like a lot more from that picture. cramming the streets to sing and dance to prince's music in celebration of his life. lee said he just saw prince two weeks ago and he looked fine. and prince earned seven grammy awards, an oscar and a spot in the rock & roll hall of fame. >> he battled his label for his music and even his own name and won. for more insight on prince's legacy, we're joined now on the phone by music industry insider bruno del granado. good morning, bruno. thanks for being with us. >> good morning, diane. good morning, ryan. >> i want to start now on his career because a lot of people don't realize what kind of musician he was and how early this started. he played just about every instrument out there. talk about the beginning and how this all started for him. >> well, prince was signed when he was 18 years old to warner brothers records. and he released his debut album following year. here is an artist brand new and
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is allowed to use his own songs, his own compositions. played all the instruments on the album and produced his record himself. unheard of up till prince did it. and he loved that freedom of doing everything himself in the studio and handing in a finished master that he wouldn't have it any other way. so he certainly was a trendsetter for that for artists controlling their musical destinies from early on. >> bruno, so many of us admired prince for his musical genius, for his ability to span across genres and really excel at pretty much everything he did. we know very little about the man. what do you know about prince? what kind of man was he? what kind of person was he? to his band mates and people who encountered him. i know you met him before. >> prince was obsessed with music. music was his life. and it was funny because you would go to a prince concert. it would be a three-hour religious affair. next thing you know, an hour later everybody's telling you go to a small club because prince is going to do another set and
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another one after that. he lived for music. i think music was the thing that drove him throughout his life. he constantly pushed the envelope musically and even though he did have somewhat of a career on the acting side and we saw it in "purple rain" and "under the cherry moon" and several other films, his love was music. more than anything being on stage. i think he loved the studio but being on stage was a religious experience. and nothing, nothing could supersede that for him. to this day, we have never read a bad review of a prince concert ever, ever, ever. >> and bruno, for many artists who kind of tried to push the envelope, like you said, there tends to be pushback in the beginning. what was the reception like for him when he first started and wanted to do all these things on his own and wanted to dress in his way and wanted to kind of be so unconventional? >> well, with the first big single "i want to be your lover," people didn't know if he was a man or a woman.
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he pushed the boundaries on gender, sexuality and even race back in the '70s when this was completely unheard of. and he was the opening act for the rolling stones in 1981 tour. he was booed off stage because he was so unique and so original. nobody really understood what he was all about. eventually people realized that we were witnessing somebody who was even greater than most of his peers around him. >> yeah, and we're looking right now at video from the super bowl. tell us about that and what kind of a turning point that was in his career. >> well, we hadn't heard from prince in several years. his big comeback was the super bowl. to this day, it's the probably most acclaimed super bowl halftime performance we've ever seen there. he covered bob dylan and the foo fighters, his own music, as well. it was a rainy night in miami. and prince just pulled all stops
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and made the most incredible performance. that gave him and his career a new lease on life. that was in 2007. ever since then, he's been nonstop. >> amazing night that was. >> i know. >> i remember it like it was yesterday. >> bruno del granado, our music guru, thank you for joining us. we appreciate it. >> thank you, ryan, diane. >> and please stay with abc this morning for more coverage of prince, the death of a legend. >> we've got the tributes from his fans and colleagues. the latest from what may have caused his death but really a celebration of his life. all that coming up on "america this morning" and "good morning america." turning now to the race for 2016 and transgender rights sparking new controversy on the campaign trail. donald trump and ted cruz are going head to head over north carolina's new bathroom law that forces transgendered people to use the bathroom of their birth gender. trump is accusing lawmakers of attacking a problem that pretty much didn't exist in the first place and now creating a new one. meanwhile, cruz is now accusing trump of being politically correct.
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>> the idea that grown men would be allowed alone in a bathroom with little girls, you don't need to be a behavioral psychologist to realize that bad things can happen. >> critics however say cruz is offensively assuming all transgender men and women are child molesters. north carolina's so-called bathroom law prompted calls for an economic boycott of the state. on the democratic side, hillary clinton has a message for supporters of bernie sanders. support her if she gets the democratic nomination. during yesterday's town hall on "gma" she said she hopes his supporters will back her the way that her supporters backed obama back in 2008 after she with drew from the race. meantime, clinton is still being dogged by her use of a private e-mail server while secretary of state. fbi director james comey says there's no timetable for the fbi to complete its investigation. comey is hinting that it cost more than $1 million to hack into the san bernardino's
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shooters iphone. he didn't give a precise number but said it was more than i will make in the remainder of his job which is seven years and four months for sure. he added he thought the payment was, "worth it." we have new details in another high profile hack, the cheating website ashley madison. the massive hack revealed data on more than 32 million users kwho had been assured anonymity. >> now a judge says anyone suing the site cannot do it anonymously. the class action suit claimed the website failed to adequately protect its information. 42 of the lead plaintiffs had wanted to keep their identities a secret. this is an interesting issue because in lawsuits here, you have the right to confront your accuser. same in criminal trials. they like to enforce the same in civil cases. here, if you're hiding behind some name and the person you're suing can't identify you, that's a problem. i think that's why the judge ruled in their favor. >> there are cases where they make exceptions to that. the judge said in this case while obviously coming forward
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would hurt the plaintiffs, that they willingly signed up for this website. they're putting themselves out there. the judge has said if all of the plaintiffs back out, that decision may be reconsidered. >> right, because you'll know why. >> remains to be seen. 42 plaintiffs right now at stake. we'll see if they all back out or not. coming up, the embarrassing video causing an investigation by the military. what went wrong during an exercise that caused humvees to fall from the sky smashing into pieces. and remembering prince, the artist that everyone loved but knew very little about. how he used his music to do the talking for him and how the world is mourning his loss. remember, you can always join the conversation on facebook, wnnfans.com and twitter. @abcwnn. you're watching "world news now." wnnfans.com and twitter. @abcwnn. you're watching "world news now."
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oh. oh. yes. yes. yes! >> dramatic video. the army is investigating after this video showing three humvees plummeting to their destruction during a training exercise. the massive army vehicles were supposed to float down with a parachute. somehow on the way down, they slipped free and they really free and fell off that platform is what happened. whoever shot this video must have found it funny since they're laughing throughout that video. but i'm guessing it's not funny to the people who have to pay for it. >> definitely not. now to delaware where authorities are conducting an investigation into the death of a high school student.
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that school will have a short day of classes today. >> counselors will be on hand for students who need them. several students are considered persons of interest in the case as abc's mary bruce reports. >> reporter: a shocking scene at a delaware high school. a 16-year-old girl critically injured after a fight with two other female students. >> howard high school for a 15-year-old female, stomach and head pain. >> reporter: paramedics make a desperate attempt to save the sophomore, performing cpr and putting her on a helicopter to a nearby hospital. it was 8:15 a.m. at the highly regarded howard high school of technology. classes not yet under way when that violent clash broke out in the women's restroom. one witness says during the fight the student hit her head on a sink. she died later at the hospital. >> this is an unforeseen and unbelievable tragedy for the family. >> reporter: the mayor speaking at a press conference, unable to
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hold back tears. >> my heart is broken. i am so upset that a young lady lost her life today. >> reporter: as this community mourns, police are talking to the two other girls involved in the altercation, but so far, no arrests have been made. mary bruce, abc news, wilmington, delaware. we'll be back with more of our celebration on prince in just a bit. ♪ >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations. p?p?o?gv
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(music plays from one way or another )♪♪ ♪ i'm gonna find y♪ i'm gonna getcha ♪ ♪ getcha getcha getcha ♪ one way or another ♪ ♪ i'm gonna win ya ♪ i'm gonna getcha ♪ ♪ getcha getcha getcha ♪ one way or another ♪ ♪ i'm gonna see ya ♪ (inhales cigarette) back to you 0 back now with more of our celebration of an icon. >> the musical legacy that prince leaves behind is among
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the greatest, as well. here is abc's chris connelly. ♪ >> reporter: he was a star on the concert stage where his dynamic shows became legend. ♪ ♪ little red corvette >> reporter: in those unmistakable music videos. ♪ she wore a raspberry beret ♪ purple rain >> reporter: and through the storm at the super bowl halftime show. ♪ if you're wondering what made prince special -- the answer is everything. >> we know you as a very mysterious man. you don't do a lot of interviews. you're very sweet but very much to yourself and shy? >> i wouldn't say shy. >> okay. >> reporter: he was a witty provocateur with his sound and look. from his lingerie clad band to
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his famous rear window jump suit. the mtv vmas to the oscars. he formed such irresistible acts such as the tyme. helped make sheila e a star. ♪ and he would collaborate with the likes of sheena easton on "you got the look." ♪ >> he was the physical embodiment of pure music. so he couldn't stop. >> i don't know what artist wouldn't want to work with him. if he wanted to work with you, you couldn't turn that down. >> reporter: his compositions would be smashes for other artists. "manic monday" he wrote for the bangles. ♪ just another manic monday >> reporter: while sinead o'connor hit huge with "nothing compares to you." ♪ nothing compares to you >> reporter: in recent years he wrote songs about the devastation of hurricane katrina and the racial strife in the city of baltimore. he continued to play live gigging at private homes including the white house and
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always an advocate for the artist refusing to allow his songs to appear on most streaming services. ♪ guess i should have closed my eyes ♪ >> let's talk about titles. your favorite title in the prince catalog. what's your favorite song that turns you on every time you do it? >> i usually answer by saying the next one. >> reporter: part of the angish at prince's death is that there will be no next one. though within his vaults may yet reside a treasure trove of music. we are going to be hearing new things that he's left us that are stored in the vault. he turned himself inside out to bring us music and that's so sad. i mean, it's so sad. >> reporter: for those who spent decades enthralled to his music, his royal badness will never dethroned, grieving mixed with gratitude, the creativity and
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go long™. ♪ ♪ purple rain, purple rain you know what i just realized, my kids, i have twin boys that are 2, and they will never really know who prince was. never see him live. it kind of made me sad. >> they will never know him live, but they can know who prince was via daddy, right? >> that's true. i'm going to play him all the time. time now for "the mix." let's start with this one. fans all over the world are remembering prince in their own way. and even here in new york, they found some interesting ways to remember him. some are doing a little piece of vandalism in the subway. so there's that. there's also this. this is outside of the prince street station here florida downtown brooklyn and the nr and the p with the symbol on it. if you're a tourist, i don't know how you handle that. there's people saying just take the "p." >> where's the "p" line?
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>> just go ahead and take the "p." >> so they're sitting down there for hours weighing for the train. but hey. >> lots of confusion for tourists but a nice tribute to prince. >> exactly. another nice tribute or it's turned into a tribute anyway. most of our passport photos look like a mugshot. prince's looks like a glamour shot. take a look at this. this was taken earlier this year in february. "time" called it the most prince photo ever. it's now circulating as people wonder how he looked so good in a passport photo. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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this morning on "world news now," the death of a leg this morning on "world news now," the death of a legend. what we're learning overnight about the mysterious details surrounding prince's death. the latest just ahead. also this half hour, the political fire storm on the campaign trail. >> that's right. the war of words between donald trump and ted cruz as they weigh in on the issue of transgender people using bathrooms as clinton hopes for sanders to drop, but is bernie ready to give up just yet? and putting the "m" back in mtv? well, it could be on the way. the network says there may be a return to form. so what took so long? and he was a star in a galaxy of his own. fellow celebrities are sharing memories and paying tribute of the purple one. his tender moment with another legend. barbara walters in "the skinny" on this friday, april 22nd.
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>> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> and good morning. i'm diane macedo. and i'm ryan smith in for kendis gibson. and what a day it is. you know, a lot of people remembering prince. a lot of people in mourning, as well. >> it's a double-edged sword in mourning but a lot of people are celebrating him. there are dance parties everywhere. spike lee is throwing a big one, and we will get to all of those, of course. the leading story is the shocking death of prince. one of the biggest names in music gone too soon. >> he was just 57 found dead yesterday at his compound in suburban minneapolis. the cause of death is unknown but an autopsy is scheduled for today. condolences pouring in. president obama said we lost a creative icon tweeting a strong spirit transcends rules and prince once said, nobody's spirit was stronger, bolder or more creative. >> prince is also being remembered by his hometown sports team. the minnesota twins displayed purple lights and an image of the singer on the jumbotron that said, good night sweet prince.
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as crowds gathered to honor prince, a rain doe appeared in the sky over his home. fans are celebrating his life in the streets of minneapolis. abc's dan harris is there. >> reporter: hello from downtown minneapolis where there is a massive street party going on in honor of a native son who became pop music royalty, prince, of course. thousands of people listening to prince songs in these streets that have been shut down. they're singing along and when the action winds down in the street, it's going to move inside this club, the first avenue club. an iconic club in downtown minneapolis a place where prince himself performed many times. it was also the backdrop for some of the scenes in the classic movie "purple rain." there's a lot of the celebration. there's also an under current of sadness. people here loved prince. he was of course beloved all over the world and all over the country, but this was his hometown. he could have lived anywhere, but he chose to stay here. for that people are very proud. they used to see him in the local supermarkets. outside of prince's home and studio paisley park, people have
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been laying flowers and balloons. many of them purple in honor of the man times known as the purple one. the investigation is ongoing into what caused his death. but as one person said here, his music will live forever. dan harris, abc news, in downtown minneapolis. >> thank you, dan. prince signed his first record deal as a teenager. his music and lyrics transcend generations and genres. >> people of all ages turned out last night for a street party in brooklyn hosted by spike lee paying tribute through song and dance. we have more now from abc's byron pitt who looked at the superstar and his unforgettable mark on rock, funk and soul. ♪ >> reporter: prolific, ♪ >> reporter: pioneering -- ♪ little red corvette >> reporter: a star so big the world knew him simply by his
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first name, prince. born prince rogers nelson, 1958, in minneapolis. writing his first song at 7, his first album at 19. his hits endless. ♪ i just want your extra time and your kiss ♪ >> reporter: mixing the profane, the profound, an intoxicating brew of sexuality and spirituality on stage. ♪ she wore a raspberry beret ♪ the kind you'd buy in a secondhand store ♪ >> reporter: seven grammys, a golden globe, an academy award for "purple rain" in 1985. ♪ purple rain purple rain >> reporter: standing just 5'2", his flamboyance, his funk. known to have played every instrument, sung every line of his music. here he is at his 2004 rock and roll hall of fame induction ceremony.
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"rolling stone" called him one of the 100 greatest artists of all time. no one knows exactly how many songs prince wrote and produced. he kept a treasure trove of never released work at his home in minneapolis. married twice, famously private, he changed his name to a symbol in 1993, becoming "the artist formerly known as prince." explaining his reasons in part to larry king. >> i had to search deep within my heart and spirit and i wanted to make a change. and move to a new plateau in my life. and one of the ways in which i did that was to change my name and sort of divorce me from the past and all the hangups that go along with it. ♪ maybe i'm just too demanding >> reporter: prince once said of himself, "as i go on this journey called life i rarely look back." for many nights to come, we will. ♪ this is what it sounds like when doves cry ♪ >> reporter: byron pitts, abc
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news, new york. beautiful tribute there by byron. >> my favorite song, by the way. >> absolutely. i mean, prince's songs, he had so many great songs. they're soaring on itunes. we certainly haven't heard the last of his music for sure. >> experts say prince recorded hundreds of songs he never released. the tracks are believed to be in his vault at paisley park, the compound that doubled as his home and his studio. we'll get more how fellow celebrity are reacting to his death in "the skinny." turning to other news, president obama and first lady are in london where they will dine with members of the royal family. yesterday in saudi arabia, the president and arab allies agreed to a new plan in the fight against isis but no specifics were revealed. u.s. ambassador to the united nations samantha powers says the u.s. will never give up on finding the nigerian girls kidnapped by the terror group boka haram. now power met with protesters who had been holding vigils each day in the capital. more than 200 girls remain missing since their abduction two years ago from their school.
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back here at home, officials are keeping a close eye on two dams in the houston area following historic flooding there. the army corps of engineers say the reservoirs are setting new records every hour and now at 50% capacity. back in 2012, the corps said the pair of dams had an extremely high risk of catastrophic fail your. turning to america's money and american retail icon taking drastic cost cutting steps. sears said it will close 68 of its kmart stores and ten sears stores in addition to 50 other store closings. sears has suffered a disappointing holiday sales season. a sign of the times for cracker jack is returning to an old idea for its iconic prizes. the cheap plastic and paper toys will be replaced with stickers containing digital codes for mobile games. before cracker jack started offering prizes in 1912, it slipped coupons into its boxes that could be collected an
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redeemed for watches, silverware and sewing machines. >> i used to love searching for cracker jack box for the prize. >> never got a sewing machine. >> you know who else is in the cracker jack box? you never got the sewing machine? >> a coupon for a sewing machine? what would i do with that if i was 5? >> maybe not. adults eat cracker jacks, too, though. >> they do. >> you know who else is going old school? >> who? >> mtv. it stands for music television and now there's a push to put the music back into music tv. >> say it ain't so. wow. music television offering music? the network which practically invented the pluzic music video store in 991 but later became dependent on a series of reality shows from "the osbournes" to "the jersey shore," but under that strategy mtv saw its primetime audience sink 25% last year alone. >> plans to relaunch the acoustic mtv unplugged and introduce a hip-hop competition series. >> i would watch that.
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>> you know what's fun about mtv2, it would get you listening to music because it had a lot more variety than your standard radio station. >> so true. i'll be the first to admit, i don't know anything about music in the last 15 years because we used to watch videos and be attracted to the music. now i don't know where to find a video. >> no mtv. i don't think we ever see a video like "thriller." i'm looking forward to see what else comes out there now. >> we'll have veejays and everything again. downtown julie brown is back. coming up in "the skinny," returning to our top story. his talent spanned decades. his impact on fans and fellow celebrities is unmatched. so many are paying tribute to prince. plus, the new clashes on the campaign trail as the candidates criss-cross the northeast before five more primaries. should john kasich and bernie sanders drop out? but first a look at today's forecast. >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by no! no! hair removal. forecast. >> announcer: "world news now" weather, brought to you by no! no! hair removal. ! hair removal.
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♪ ♪ the presidential candidates are making some campaign stops today in some of the five states holding primary contests next tuesday. >> that's right. a main flash point between republicans donald trump and ted cruz centers on north carolina's controversial new law that critics say discriminates against the lgbt community. abc's stephanie ramos reports. >> reporter: the latest debate between gop front-runner donald trump and main rival ted cruz is over a controversial law. >> i am waiting with anticipation for the new baseball caps make pc great again. >> reporter: cruz going after
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trump for his comments on the "today" show about north carolina's bill banning transgender people from using the bathroom they identify with. >> i think that would be discriminatory. leave it the way it is. >> reporter: cruz accusing trump of being politically correct and voicing his opinion on the controversial bill. >> here is basic common sense. grown adult men, strangers should not be alone in a bathroom with little girls. >> reporter: trump is still questioning the delegate process but also urging cruz and the third man in the gop race, john kasich, to drop out. >> we have a job to do. i've got two leftovers. i have to finish that. okay? we have to. >> reporter: both insisting they can snag their party's nomination if there's a contested convention. on the democratic side, after her big win in the empire state, hillary clinton campaigning in connecticut. >> hi. >> reporter: and circling back to the big apple. during "gma's" town hall, the democratic front-runner asked whether bernie sanders should drop out of the race. >> that's up to him. that's up to him. i would never tell anybody what
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to do. that has to be a very personal decision. >> reporter: sanders says no way, despite his low delegate count and double digit loss in the closed primary in new york state. >> i don't mind losing but 3 million people in new york state, 3 million people who registered as independents did not have the right to participate in the democratic and republican -- that really is not democracy. >> reporter: stephanie ramos, abc news, washington. when we come back, we have a special "skinny" for you. >> that's right. this morning tributes to the late, great prince. stay with us. >> announcer: "world news now" continues after this from our abc stations.
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♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ let's do it ♪ yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah i don't even know that song but i love it. what is that song? done. >> it's good. >> "balloons." >> i love it. >> i like all prince songs. >> hard not to dance to them. >> you can't not dance to a prince song. welcome back to our special prince "skinny." we start with some stirring words from those who knew and clearly loved him. first up is oprah. >> on twitter, she says, prince, the doves really are crying now. listening to your music, remembering you, #rip prince. >> i love that. she has a way with words. and in a long instagram entry justin timberlake calls him a
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once and forever artist. i love this. he says it would be silly to say that he has inspired our music. it's beyond that. he's somewhere in every song i've ever written. >> and one of prince's ex-girlfriends carmen electra writes on instagram, i feel so sad and confused right now. i'm in shock. i love you, prince. hope you're comfortable and peaceful now. play on, my love. play on. prince actually gave her her name. >> what was her name before that? >> tara. he said no, you're carmen. you're not a tara. >> carmen electra. >> she said okay. >> just like that. >> interesting if somebody walked up to me and said you're not a ryan. you're a franklin. but i like ryan. >> would you go with it? >> no, i like ryan. >> what if it was prince? >> i would go for it. >> yep. that's what i thought. >> back to you ryan or franklin. right? i don't even know what i'm saying. next, also playing a tribute to prince, a legend in her own right, aretha franklin. >> the 74-year-old queen of soul calls prince's passing surreal. franklin never collaborated with prince but her appreciation of
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his music and his talent sums up the feelings of millions. >> it was just a blow, a real blow. anytime he got to the beat, you wanted to get up and move. he had longevity in the industry simply because he was a natural and he had it. what they call "it" in the business. he's gone, but his music will live on forever. ♪ prince, pop it >> prince was featured on a stevie wonder song called "what the fuss." >> last night wonder spoke emotionally with anderson cooper on his cnn show about prince. >> you know, it's rare for me that i can feel, you know, with every single breath how he just passionately loved music, you know. he was incredible. and i'm just glad that i was able to be say to him, i love
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you the last time i saw him. >> you could see wonder emotional there. he played a piano version of "purple rain," but choked up as he told anderson he would probably break down if he tried to sing the song at that point. >> we mentioned justin timberlake's instagram tribute to prince. part of it mentions prince's sense of humor. timberlake called prince hilarious. >> prince made a number of appearances on "the view," as well. during one of them in 2012, we got a glimpse of that humor in an exchange with barbara walters. listen. >> when you go on stage, you're a different person. but off stage, you're very quiet and very mysterious. what is that all about? >> i'm just that way around you. >> well -- but it's interesting. because on stage -- >> during that same "view" appearance, he talked about bruce springsteen saying he learned a lot about being a band leader from the boss. >> finally, we couldn't leave out the most memorable skit from
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dave chappelle's show. in it, charlie murphy recounts being out with friends, meeting prince and the revolution at a club. >> prince said he was bored. they went back to prince's house. that's when prince challenged them to a basketball game. >> so they came out, right? and i look at them. and they still got on the same things they was wearing. at the club. it was wild. i know they ain't thinking about playing ball in that but they were. i said you know what? you know what we're going to call this? the shirts against the blouses. >> and guess what, the blouses won that game handily. prince later confirmed the incident and he said he was a huge fan of the way they retold it on the chappelle show. >> afterwards, he made them pancakes. which i love. three years ago, prince released a single "breakfast can wait,"
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a little touch is all it takes. k-y touch. ♪ ♪ ♪ finally this half hour, it has been a week dominated by the presidential campaign, an important primary and not to mention some deadly natural disasters. >> those events and the passing of prince now in our "friday rewind". >> thank you, everybody, and thank you new york. we love new york. >> now, my friends, onward to victory. >> today, you proved once again there's no place like home. >> let pennsylvania go forward and tell the world you are going to lead this country into a political revolution. >> i just thought it was just a puddle. i had no idea i would go so deep.
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>> i'm asking all houstonians stay off the roads. stay at home. >> this mudslide was over a half mile wide. it came roaring down this mountain ripping it in half. >> rescued. >> rescued. >> you found me. >> thank god, right? >> yeah. >> this overpass is one of the busiest roads in gaia kill, the powerful earthquake causing it to collapse, shredding tons of concrete and steel. >> we're on the ring of fire. this is a very active part of the earth and it's a reminder that this is a hazard that we face. >> look out. >> people are just a little more important than that game right there, and that woman's health is way more important than the results of the game. >> we know that we have a lot of spirit on our side in this city because we responded with love and peace and goodness and good will. that will always win. >> we need a paramedic on paisley park, 7801 audubon road. person down, not breathing.
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>> thank you for loving him. he loved each and every one of you. ♪ ♪ raspberry beret ♪ purple rain, purple rain >> the iconic super bowl performance we talked about earlier. amazing. we're looking at all the covers for tomorrow's papers. everybody has different prince covers ready to go. but our favorite is the new yorker here. >> by far. >> subtle. creative. and yet, totally gets the point across. >> and makes it just so beautiful. >> of course, in addition to all the covers, lots of people are paying tribute to prince today and last night with dance parties. >> yeah. we were saying this, you can't listen to prince without dancing. you mourn his loss but celebrate his life. >> seems only appropriate we should pay tribute in that way. right? >> a little chair dance? >> let's do it. ♪
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>> that's what's making news in america this morning. making news in america this morning, remembering prince, the life and death of a legend. ♪ she wore a raspberry beret >> a music icon transcending generations. ♪ >> an all night dance party on the streets of minneapolis. >> landmarks across the country glowing purple and broadway cast members with amazing tributes. ♪ ♪ purple rain >> where the single suddenly died. >> the investigation under way as the world remembers rock

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