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lemongood-bye to savannah smile. >> they're obsessed with lemon. the new one also -- >> good morning, america. a deadly winter storm wreaking havoc this morning. that massive winter storm hitti heavy snow and a dangerous deep freeze to millions. schools and roads closed in new york. philadelphia bracing for a messy commute. boston hit by fast-moving snow. a state of emergency declared in new jersey. while out west, this terrifying avalanche caught on camera, swallows cars, shutting down an interstate. >> that storm also spawned a deadly tornado outbreak overnight. as many as 36 across four states. rescue crews trying to find
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survivors from one town hit by a twister. a statewide emergency now declared in alabama. the desperate search for those trapped in the wreckage. we're live on the scene. breaking news. four american tourists killed in a helicopter crash overseas. the new details just coming in. blocking the border wall. the senate set to vote to stop president trump's national emergency. all this as democrats ramp up their investigations, targeting more than 60 trump associates for questioning. and miracle survival. the two young sisters, just 5 years old and 8 years old, lost in the wilderness for two days. hundreds searching for them. what they did to survive and the moment they finally got to see their family. > and good morng we want to get right to that major winter storm causing so much destruction across the south and the nolook in alabama.
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you see the homes there just completely destroyed. >> homes completely destroyed. at least 36 reported twisters tearing through the region. that one in alabama killing nearly two dozen people. rescue crews are still searching for survivors this morning. >> and now that storm is hitting the northeast. this is a live look at boston. you see the snow coming down there. schools are closed there and right here in new york city. ginger is 20 miles north of times square, has the very latest. good morning, ginger. >> good morning to you, robin. you can see right here we have about eight inches. there are places from rhode island to massachusetts that got 15 inches 367 it's not the amount but the type of wet, heavy snow. you see the tree limb going up as the snow comes off. tens of thousands of us -- and i say us because my family is one of them -- without power this morning. but this is nothing compared to what the southern side of the storm did. look at that tornado, a half a mile wide. preliminary reports of it being an ef-3.
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it took at least 23 lives and then crossed over into the state of georgia doing considerable damage there too. there's the severe storm component, the northern component. i think all of us are ready to say good riddance to this storm. you can see on the radar that it will be out of our hair in the next couple of hours. george? >> ginger showed some of the tornado damage right there that went across the south. four states hit by 36 twisters. those are the ones that are reported. we showed the one in beauregard, alabama, killed 23 people. steve osunsami is on the scene there. good morning, steve. >> reporter: good morning to you, george. this is where most of the heartache happened, where all of those people who were killed lived. behind me is what's left of a home. i don't know if you can hear that. that is the sound of fire alarms that are still going. there's certainly an emergency here. this is something i found under a piece of plywood. it's a valentine's day card that a son wrote to his mother. and over here is where we think that home came from.
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the storm wiped it clean. this was the panic as the sky was falling over alabama and georgia. >> the city has been destroyed. >> reporter: at least 36 reported tornadoes across four states. destroying homes and ending lives. sharon poole hid in her closet.l smell and hear the broken pine trees swirling around her home. >> i was sitting there praying, asking the lord to protect everybody around us and that nothing came in the house or destroyed everything. >> reporter: the lee county coroner has to share the terrible word with families this morning. in beauregard alone -- >> oh, my god, there's damage. >> reporter: at least 23 people didn't make it. one of them, an 8-year-old child. dozens more on hospitalized. this family was thanking god. their 72-year-old grandmother somehow walked away from this home. >> tell god thank you. >> reporter: authorities are putting up heat-seeking drones to search for survivors trapped in their homes. they found some people standing on their roofs.
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the roads to their homes blocked by debris and falling trees. early reports say the first tornado to hit here was an ef-3, a half-mile wide. wind speeds near 136 miles an hour. strong enough to rip this billboard out of the ground and send it flying a whole 20 miles away into this neighbor's yard. the winds blew this cell phone tower down and across the road and ripped this restaurant and gas station down to its studs. the utilities crews are here now trying to restore power to the area. as if all of this weren't enough, now comes the freezing cold. families are going to have to sift through all of this in below freezing temperatures. michael? >> all right, thank you so much, steve. and joining us now is lee county sheriff jay jones. sheriff jones, we want to start by saying we're very sorry for the loss in your community. so thank you for joining us. >> yes, sir. good morning. >> sheriff jones, what rescue
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and relief efforts are under way right now at this hour? >> right now, we're organizing teams that are coming into the area at our marshaling yard. we will be sending them out in groups to specific areas of damage. we're going to concentrate on the areas that had the most damage, where we had the concentration of where we found the victims. we still have some individuals that are unaccounted for and that's where we're going to begin our search this morning. >> and rescue efforts, we hear that you're using drones as well. how does that work with the drones? >> well, the drones have infrared capabilities. of course they'll recognize heat signatures. we'll use those in the area. we'll also be using helicopters from various agencies in the area and around the state in that effort as well. >> and sheriff jones, we're seeing some of the photos right now, but what can you tell us about the devastation firsthand? >> it is -- i would categorize it as catastrophic. homes completely destroyed.
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nothing left but the slabs, the concrete slabs that they existed on. we have debris fields -- extensive debris fields that are scattered over at least a one-square-mile area. today, we'll get aircraft in the area and get a better view to give us -- probably increase the area that was involved. and of course, we'll concentrate our searches in those areas. we were unable to do that last night. we just didn't have enough light. did conduct some basic searches. did recover, as mentioned before, 23 victims. but today, we'll get a much better picture of how big this area is. i would categorize the damage again as just incredible. catastrophic damage. >> and you mentioned some people lost homes. a lot of homes were damaged. so no one can use those homes at this point. what kind of resources have been set up for those families that have been displaced? >> we have local churches that have come to the aid of the individuals that have been made homeless from the storm.
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we've got an area that we're trying to reunite individuals with, that they put them up last night. we'll continue to do that. we've been offered aid from so many places. we're very appreciative of the great response we've had so far. >> sheriff jones, thank you for taking the time with us this morning in the middle of all of this. our thoughts are with you and with the people of alabama. thank you so much, sir. >> thank you, sir. >> all right, george? so devastating down there. the storm hitting the northeast right now. rob marciano in boston where the snow is coming down. also have some sleet. >> hi, george, good morning. this is the same storm that was hitting california just three days ago. absolutely zipped across the country. brought thosee horrible tornadoes to the south. and now this. boston, just covered in white. as ginger pointed out, it's that heavy, wet snow. it's difficult to walk, difficult to shovel. it's piling up on the trees, as well. most of the snow came after midnight.
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that quick burst of intensity that makes it impossible to keep the roads clear. overnight, a third winter storm in a week turning deadly in the northeast. two teens killed in pennsylvania after their car slid off the highway. across the region, roads starting off wet. then piling up with snow in a short time, causing cars to slide and fishtail. >> horrible. sliding everywhere. i almost didn't make it up the hill. almost slid into the ditch twice. >> reporter: the slushy, icy roads creating a nightmare. >> slipping and sliding. i did a 360. yeah, that was it. that was it for me. >> reporter: crews working round the clock struggling to keep up with the heavy, wet snow in whiteout conditions. just a few weeks before the start of spring, the combination of heavy snow and sleet creating a messy morning commute, causing accidents and travel delays. new york city public schools closed this morning. in new jersey, a state of emergency has been declared with more than 2500 plows and spreaders deployed to major bos we cance bnd afternoon, already ten inches of
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snow on the ground this morning. and as you can see, it is still coming down. this is a beautiful city when it snows with the old buildings, the hills, the tight streets, they make it even more difficult to get around. this is atlantic avenue, one of the main thoroughfares. and as you can see, it's still snow covered. it's been pretty quiet this winter. just three and a half inches for the biggest snowfall. we're making up for lost time in march as far as winter is concerned. robin? >> all right, rob, thank you. you and everyone stay safe out there. school is already canceled for more than a million students in the northeast. hundreds of flights have also been cancelled or delayed and the roads are just a mess. eva pilgrim is on the road in westchester county here in new york. good morning, eva. >> reporter: good morning, robin. we're driving along the road here heading back in towards new york city. you can see, there's snow pretty much everywhere. the roads are a little bit wet right now. they're asking people to stay off the roads, if you can at all avoid traveling on the roads
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today and take public transportation. that's what they're asking people to do. new york city under a travel advisory. you heard rob talk about new jersey declaring a state of emergency because of the snow. the state of delaware has lowered the speed limit on the interstates to 55 and that is because they want people to take a little extra time. if you have to get out on the roads, do the smart thing. driver a little bit slower and make sure you put some space between you and the car in front of you, robin. >> what about all the flight cancellations, eva? >> reporter: well, as you can imagine, the people at the airport are having to move all of this snow, as well so they can get the flights in and out. already we have over 600 flights cancelled, over 400 delays. those numbers are going up this morning as we watched them since we woke up, they have steadily been climbing. call ahead if you're flying out today to see when your flight is leaving. if it's delayed or if it's even going out. >> eva, thank you and stay safe
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out there on the roads. we're going back to ginger. the extreme weather hitting the west, with avalanches in colorado shutting down an interstate? >> yeah, this storm actually came through the rockies and the plains before it got here. let me show you the video. if you have not seen this, you need to. that is interstate 70 between frisco and copper mountain, shut down from that avalanche. that just huge hill of snow falling on to the highway. fortunately, nobody injured. wichita, kansas, can't say the same. several accidents reported. and guys, in the wake of this storm, it is record cold. we're talking about the coldest windchill sioux falls has ever recorded in march. look at some of the numbers. tomorrow morning, it will feel like 10 below in chicago. it will feel like only 3 in new york city. we've got more where this came from as far as march coming in like a lion. guys? >> sure is. thank you. we move on now to that breaking news overseas. four american tourists and their pilot killed in a deadly helicopter crash in northern kenya overnight. shortly after taking off, the v.
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two erics re amongivls of peop klewhen the plane crashed near the same area. and to washington now, where democrats are intensifying their investigation of president trump. the house judiciary committee will officially request documents from over 60 trump associates this morning. seeking evidence of obstruction of justice. pierre thomas has the details. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: george, good morning. the battle lines are being drawn between president trump and house investigators. and the potential for legal and political confrontation is high, perhaps even imminent. this morning, congressional investigators are pursuing the president and the white house on new and multiple fronts. the chairman of the house judiciary committee telling george on "this week," his committee will be demanding documents today for more than 60 current and former officials of the trump administration, his family and related companies and charities. >> from the white house to the department of justice, donald
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trump jr., allen weisselberg to begin investigations to present the case to the american people about obstruction of justice, corruption and abuse of power. >> so, do you think the president obstructed justice? >> yes, i do. >> reporter: president trump over the weekend at a gathering of conservatives blasting house democrats on how they plan to use their new oversight powers. >> there's no collusion. so now they go and morph into let's inspect every deal he's ever done. we're going to go into his finances. we're going to check his deals. we're going to check -- these people are sick. >> reporter: today, the president also facing an inquiry over how his son-in-law allegedly got a top secret security clearance over the objections of career intelligence officials and the white house counsel's office. >> in your view, was that an abuse of power? >> yes. i think it was an abuse of right to do a lot of things, but
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he can abuse his power in doing that. >> reporter: elijah cummings issuing a not-so-veiled threat of subpoena if he does not get those documents about kushner today. all this as the president's former attorney, michael cohen, is expected back on the hill wednesday and as we wait for robert mueller to finish his report, george. >> many fronts opening right now, pierre. let's get more on this from our senior congressional correspondent, mary bruce. you have more than half a dozen house committees all looking into the president right now. one of the next big steps, demanding his tax returns. >> reporter: george, democrats are no longer waiting for robert mueller's report to plow ahead on this issue. instead, we have learned they are now preparing to formally request the president's tax returns. there's a new sense of urgency here among democrats after michael cohen's testimony last week raised serious new questions about the president's finances and conflicts of interest and including whether the president inflated his own wealth for his own personal gain. >> there are now enough votes in
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the senate to defeat his emergency declaration for that border wall. >> reporter: george, four republicans are now siding with democrats. that means that the senate does have enough votes to block the president's emergency declaration which would set up the stage for the president's first-ever veto. overnight, republican rand paul tipped the scale overnight writing in op-ed that, while he supports the policies, trump is wrong in trying to expand the powers of the presidency. the senate is now expected to vote in the coming weeks. the president says he'll veto it. unlikely that congress will have enough votes to overturn that veto. >> mary, thank you. michael. >> thank you, george. we're going to switch gears now to the ultimate sideline celebration. take a look at this. soccer star mario balotelli, scored an unbelievable goal on sunday. then, he immediately jogged over to the sidelines where he had stashed a camera just in case he scored.
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he wanted to get it. he gathers his teammates and celebrate with the ultimate selfie. >> look at that smile. look at that smile. >> he uploaded the video to instagram so we could all see from the field. talking about the fans getting close to the game, this is about as close as you can get. the video has been seen more than 2.1 million times and counting. >> why not. >> that's the ultimate celebration. >> keep your eyes on the prize. strolled right over. >> oh, yeah. what if he didn't score. you just wasted all that time to give the guy your camera for nothing. >> did you have an on-field celebration? >> yeah, i was very simple. >> i know. take a look at this right now. it was the moment when two young sisters were finally reunited with their parents after surviving nearly two full days in the woods by themselves. coming up, their incredible story and what the 8 and 5-year-old girls did to survive. and the latest on amanda bynes. she is seeking treatment this morning. new details ahead. but now let's go back to ginger who is there in rockland county, new york. ginger?
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>> robin, all this really wet and heavy snow is nothing like what falls in the rockies and boy, did they get it. look at this time lapse. in two days, you had 31 inches of snow fall in breckenridge, colorado. great to add on to the already outstanding season they have had as far as skiing and snowboarding. the only folks that are happy with the snow. look at kirkwood, california. more than 500 inches reported already this season. parts of the sierra and into the west seeing again with the next storm, through wednesday, up to another 80 inches. it's just incredible to see some of the numbers and what is to come yet still in march. all right. let's go ahead and get to the select cities now brought to you by walmart.
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good monday morning. you can see the drops on the lens here. a scattered light shower this morning and partly to mostly cloudy this afternoon for a brief break before more rain arrives midday tomorrow. drier conditions for thursday and friday. 57 today in oakland. look for 59 in fremont. 60, san jose. upper 50s santa rosa and napa. the rain starts out light on tuesday then picks up. the story of those two little girls in california really is something. they survived with some power bars and a lot of hope. a lot more coming up. we'll be right back. >> just getting started. lot more coming up. we'll be right back. >> just getting started. for mild-to-moderate eczema, eucrisa can be... ...used almost everywhere on almost everybody. like the arm of an angel. or the leg of this little guy.
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depending on where you are, you certainly could have a wet commute here today. san jose, northbound 280 at the 880 split, still cleaning up a crash and vehicle fire that's blocking the left lane. you're heavy all the way back to 101. >> thank you, alexis. meteorologist
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good monday morning to you. a line of showers moving through san francisco. some in napa. down along the peninsula right now. the golden gate bridge looking drier than it was. 52 in oakland as well as morgan hill. at the beach in santa cruz, partly cloudy, upper 40s now, going into the upper 50s later on. it is 48 in petaluma. an isolated shower, then sun today. 59 in fremont. 60 in san jose. the seven-day forecast, our next storm moves in tomorrow. heavier rain into wednesday. jessica? >> lisa, thank you. coming up, miracle survival
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well, rescue crews searching for survivors after the deadly tornado outbreak across the south. at least 23 people killed in beauregard, alabama. the same storm hitting the northeast, causing schools to close in new york and boston. and a dangerous deep freeze is on the way that could cover two-thirds of the country by tomorrow. and take a look at this performance from a rising football star. former lsu linebacker devin white finishing the 40-yard dash in 4.42 seconds. you can see here. he's a little overcome after that. he and other college players performing at the combine right now. top prospects show off their skills before the draft. >> the draft in april. >> those tears mean i'm one step closer to my dream and a big paycheck. >> you had to go there, right? michael, come on. it was a good story. now the story that you were talking about, george. it's amazing. survival story.
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two young sisters, 5 years old and 8 years old, vanishing for 44 hours, sparking a search across a rugged and hilly region. we're glad to report they're safe. they're back with their family. will carr is in northern california with the incredible details. good morning, will. >> reporter: good morning, robin. people here are trying to wrap their mind around how these girls weren't hurt or worse. this entire area is filled with thick, unforgiving terrain. that's what the girls were caught in for almost two days without food. the sheriff says it was a miracle that they were found safe and sound. after being lost for 44 hours in the rugged northern california woods, two young sisters are rushed into their parents' arms. >> yes, we found them, and i am so happy! >> reporter: first, 8-year-old caroline getting a big hug from her dad. then, her 5-year-old sister, leia, wrapped in a yellow emergency blanket, hoisted into her mother's tight embrace. >> to finally see the kids safe
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and sound was an emotional release. >> reporter: the carrico sisters vanished from their home friday afternoon. >> they really wanted to get out of the house. the mom said wait. just give me a couple of minutes. the kids didn't wait. >> reporter: on their own, they quickly got lost. more than 200 people scoured the wooded area. using 12 k-9s and even a blackhawk helicopter. after almost two days, two volunteer firefighters tracked the girls' boot prints. ultimately found them almost a mile and a half from home, deep in the woods. their mother talking briefly to a reporter after hearing the good new. >> my girls are found and alive. i'm going to them now. so i can't speak to you. thank you for everything you did. >> it was pretty emotional when we knew that they were found alive. the searchers, everyone let out a yell. and a high-five. >> reporter: dehydrated, the girls relied on 4-h outdoor survival training.
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licking water droplets off tree leaves. >> they were smart enough to stay underneath the canopy. the tall trees. they hiked to this location. they stopped when they knew that they were lost. they were anxious to see their parents. they brought them down off of the hill on the quads that they were -- drove up there. and they're reunited at the bottom of the hill. >> reporter: after this emotional reunion, the girls were rushed to a local hospital where they shared a bed. their cheeks red. their parents elated. the girls actually lost their voices after they were calling for help for so long. and this morning, the men who found them are getting a lot of credit around here, guys? >> and they deserve a lot of credit, too, as well. will, thank you. >> we're going to turn now to the outrage that is growing in california after prosecutors announced the officers who fatally shot an unarmed black man last year will not face criminal charges. stephon clark's family is asking the state's attorney general to take action. our chief national correspondent matt gutman is in los angeles with the latest.
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good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, michael. the family's attorney tells me this morning that they're now calling for the california attorney general to file an independent investigation. the family says what's most painful is that the d.a. seemed to assassinate clark's character to make her point. that his death was the result of a suicide by cop. this morning, stephon clark's family is vowing to fight on for police accountability. >> my family is traumatized. we're in agony. it's like he was killed again. >> we have nothing to lose but our chains. >> reporter: in sacramento over the weekend, protesters taking to the streets, seeking justice for the unarmed 22-year-old shot and killed by police. >> these officers need to be charged, and the d.a. should be fired. >> reporter: last year, clark was seen evading authorities after alledgedly smashing car windows. police helicopters tracked clark to this house. his grandmother's. officers on the ground took up
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positions. and they say, when he turned and advanced on them, they fired 20 times. >> show me your hands. >> reporter: police say they thought he had a gun. it was an iphone. >> are you muted or on? >> reporter: following the incident, the officers muting the body cameras at times. red dots represent the bullets that struck clark. mostly in the back. which the clark family says contradicts the police narrative. >> we need justice. >> reporter: now, the d.a.'s office is lamenting the death. but says the officers were justified in the use of the force because they credibly believed clark was armed. >> we must recognize that they're often forced to make split-second decisions. we must also recognize that they are under tense, uncertain, and rapidly evolving circumstances. >> reporter: clark's family outraged. >> shame on her. shame on the d.a.
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she doesn't stand for what is just and right. she is not fair. >> reporter: sacramento mayor acknowledging that fatal mistake. >> was the outcome wrong? was the outcome unacceptable? the answer to both questions is yes. >> reporter: that admission has not stopped the family from filing a $20 million wrongful death suit against the city. with the one-year anniversary of clark's killing coming up in just two weeks, the family says they hope for even bigger protests in sacramento and that those will spur the attorney general to agreeing to that independent investigation. >> so tragic. coming up here, amanda bynes is checking herself back into rehab. this is just months after stepping back into the public eye. we'll tell you the latest on her condition. it's tough to quit smoking cold turkey. so chantix can help you quit "slow turkey." along with support, chantix is proven to help you quit. with chantix you can keep smoking at first
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>> reporter: sources telling abc news the 32-year-old is receiving treatment for drug addiction and mental health issues after suffering a relapse. bynes's been struggling since the end of last year after she started to pursue work in hollywood again. >> i do miss acting. >> reporter: she first revealed her desire to return to the screen in an interview with fashion blogger diana madison in 2017. >> i want to do tv. maybe some guest shots. maybe another television show where i'm the star of it. >> reporter: a former child star from nickelodeon's "all that" and "the amanda show," she went on to star in a string of hit films. like "what a girl wants." >> pull. >> reporter: "she's the man." >> hey, what's up? i'm sebastian. >> reporter: "hairspray." ♪ >> reporter: and "easy a." >> there's a higher power that will judge you for your indecency.
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>> reporter: after problems with drugs, depression, and several run-ins with the law, she retired from acting and retreated from the public eye. something she opened up about in an intervw with "paper" magazine last year. four years sober at the time, she said she first used marijuana at the age of 16. she experimented with other drugs like cocaine and adderall. when talking about her plans to return to acting, bynes said she wanted to re-enter the business with excitement and hope for the best. i have no fear of the future. i've been through the worst and came out on the other end and survived it. so i just feel like it's only up from here. she's reportedly in a los angeles-area facility. she's not publicly commented on her latest troubles. we're certainly wishing her the best. she's doing the right thing. she's seeking help. sometimes you have to go back again and again. at least she's doing something positive. >> takes strength. >> it does. coming up, we have the
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i just applaud you for keeping a positive attitude and continuing to fight. >> reporter: his audition and the night ending on a high note. >> whoo! >> reporter: and of course, the season debut had its fill of viral moments and heartfelt we just showed there you some of the highs and the lows. the guy in the red jacket yelling more than singing had the judges hiding. more to come on wednesday. >> i love to hear the stories behind everything. thank you, janai. and coming up, everybody, the question "bachelor" fans have been asking all season. why did colton jump the fence? >> watch this, watch this, watch this. >> pretty athletic. i'll give him that. there we go. hopefully, we'll find out. >> he said, i'm out. i'm out. hopefully, we'll find out. >> he said, i'm out. i'm out. by moments like this. don't let psoriatic arthritis take them away. taltz reduces joint pain and stiffness
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college, and then did it for years and years after. as late as 2013 here at "gma." you don't see this that often. that is what we call sometimes a slab, what is left of a home. you see the staircase there. the preliminary report is that it's an ef-3. you can see wild pictures of damage with that steel around the tree. and a real quick look at the arctic air making its way to the gulf coast. birmingham had flurries reported. all of this brought to you by lincoln. your local news and weather is next.
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good morning, south bay. let's get up and get going. >> this is abc 7 mornings. >> good morning. i'm jessica castro from abc 7 mornings. meteorologist lisa argen has our forecast. >> some scattered light showers winding down on the peninsula. no delays at sfo. a lot of cloud cover though. 50 in mountain view and half moon bay. 53 in concord. today partly to mostly cloudy. 60 in the east bay. 64 in san francisco. >> and taking a look at the roads, it is looking a little drier than last time we checked here at the bay bridge toll plaza. we have had some light showers push through. metering lights still on. still your typical weight if you're using cash or fast track. pretty heavy drive times. westbound 580, tracy to dublin, still in the red at 54 minutes. >> thank you, alexis. coming up, the bitter battle
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between johnny depp and amber herd. why he's now suing his ex for millions of dollars. we'll have another update in about 30 minutes and always on our news app and abc7news.com.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. a devastating storm is bringing deadly tornadoes, heavy snow, and arctic air from alabama and colorado all the way to maine. the massive winter storm hitting the northeast right now. millions in the path of the arctic blast behind the storm. ginger tracking the latest. bitter battle. johnny depp filing a massive lawsuit against his ex-wife, amber heard, calling her allegations of domestic abuse an elaborate hoax. we have the latest this morning. taking a stand. the royal family pushing back on cyberbullying and online abuse, vowing to create a safer environment online. the announcement coming just days after sexist, racist and violent threats towards the
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we'll introduce you to a trailblazing young woman. she's called steph "the hammer" hammerman. she redefines the word strong. she's faced significant odds. it hasn't stopped her. can't wait for you to meet her. just ahead and you will. to the major winter storm tearing across the south and northeast causing so much destruction and devastation. ginger in rockland county, new new york, where we have nearly a foot of snow. good morning, ginger. >> good morning to you, george. so many of us in the northeast had such a slow start to winter. but we are catching up fast with this one. look at this heavy, wet snow that's covering trees, power lines. we had tens of thousands of us, and i say us because my family is one of them, without power this morning. but again, this storm and catching up to 17 inches in massachusetts and rhode island is nothing compared to what the southern side of it, this powerful cold front that spawned tornadoes and deadly tornadoes. that video is from lee county, i have been storm-chasing since
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i was in college. these are the worst to see. they cover such a large area. they crossed over into georgia. doing damage there, too. at least 23 people were killed in that tornado alone. there were 36 reported tornadoes overall. this is a fast mover. i'm already seeing some breaks in the clouds here. you can see through new england, it's getting out of here in the next couple of hours. it all came from the rockies and the plains. that's where you see interstate 70 right there, closed from frisco to copper mountain, because of that avalanche that covered the road. it moved through and in its wake, extreme cold. we're talking about feels-likes in dallas this morning in the single digits. mississippi, alabama, all behind those severe storms when they clean up today they'll have windchills that make it feel like it's subfreezing. right here in the northeast by tomorrow morning, we'll be feeling like 3. george?
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>> oh, okay. bundle up. >> yes, indeedy. back to steve osunsami in alabama where authorities are searching for survivors in such catastrophic conditions. good morning again, steve. >> reporter: good morning to you, robin. with the light of day, authorities say they're now able to see their way into areas that they weren't able to get to overnight. they tell us there are still people here who are unaccounted for. this was the panic as the sky was falling over alabama and georgia. >> our city has been destroyed. >> reporter: at least 36 reported tornadoes across four states, destroying homes and ending lives. sharon poole hid in her closet. and even from there, she could smell and hear the broken pine trees swirling around her home. >> i was sitting there praying, asking the lord to protect everybody around us and that nothing came in the house or destroyed anything. >> reporter: the lee county coroner has to share the terrible word with families this morning. in beauregard alone -- >> oh, my god. there's damage. >> reporter: at least 23 people didn't make it. one of them, an 8-year-old child. dozens more are hospitalized. this family was thanking god.
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>> tell god thank you. >> reporter: we have been asked a few times whether or not the sirens were blaring and those sirens were blaring, according to residents we talked with. and forecasters were all over this, predicting this storm, which just shows how massive and powerful it was. robin? >> it is. thank you, steve. we are going to turn now to the u.s. women's national soccer team. you're going to like this, robin. they're still in the running to win the she believes cup. 2-2 on saturday with goals from tobin heath and megan rapinho. in honor of women's history month, the team wore the names of influential women on the backs of their jersey, like serena williams, malala, sally ride. and beyonce. >> aw.
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>> it's time for "pop news." happy monday, everyone. and we're starting with the royal family taking a stand against cyber bullies. buckingham palace, kensington palace, and clarence house all combatting internet trolls. we can all get behind that, right? they're setting up new guidelines for how people can interact on social media accounts. they're saying we ask anyone engaging with our social media channels show courtesy, kindness, and respect for all other members of our social media communities. they say any offensive comments will be deleted. and they go a step further. the guidelines say any comments that they deem necessary they will refer to police. this is all in response to an increase in inappropria lot of towards meghan and kate. they're really taking a stand there. >> rightfully so. good. >> we could all do with less internet trolls. >> i agree. and now, we have a "pop news" exclusive from "entertainment weekly." the final season of "game of thrones" debuts next month. one month, ten days. the magazine is celebrating with 16 individual covers featuring
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all the major characters. there's emilia clark as daenerys. kit harrington as john snow. peter dinklage as tyrion lannister. and sophie turner as sansa stark. and so many more. inside, the director reveals the final season all of the highlights. like the funniest scene he's ever shot, the most emotional and compelling scenes of the series and the longest consecutive battle sequence in history of film. how about that, right? >> not just in the series. >> a lot to look forward to. the new issue of "entertainment weekly" hits the stands friday. now, yara shahidi moved on from "black-ish" to star in her own spin-off "grown-ish." now, yara's doing a new thing, becoming a model-ish. this is her new campaign.
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why this happens. >> oh! wow. >> you have to get home and try it. >> yeah. >> you're skeptical? >> yeah. >> we need a "pop news" investigation. thank you, janai. now, our "gma" cover story. a new twist in the battle between johnny depp and amber heard. depp is now suing his ex, for tens of millions of dollars, claiming her domestic abuse allegations are not true. amy is back with that story. >> yeah, robin, and to get specific -- depp is suing for $50 million over and op-ed heard wrote in "the post" about an alleged affair. actor johnny depp taking swift legal action against his ex-wife, amber heard, filing a $50 million defamation lawsuit claiming she damaged his reputation and that her allegations of domestic abuse cost him coveted roles and harmed his career. the lawsuit filed friday, a
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direct response to this op-ed written by heard. heard never identifies depp by name. but she calls herself a public figure representing domestic abuse. >> if there are enough indicators that the person she was making reference to is johnny depp, that would be sufficient for his lawsuit to move forward. >> reporter: four days after the op-ed was published, depp was dropped from his pirate role as captain jack sparrow. >> keep telling yourself that, darling. >> reporter: heard's attorney says they will prevail in defeating this groundless lawsuit. and ending the continued vile harassment of my client by mr. depp and his legal team. depp's attorney firing back, claiming heard has admitted under oath to violently assaulting mr. depp and that she's used her hoax about domestic abuse to become a leader of the me too movement. back in 2016, heard submitted photos showing her with a bruised face in court. depp says those allegations of
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abuse were categorically and demonstrably false and part of an elaborate hoax to generate positive publicity. to advance heard's career. tesla billionaire elon musk is also wrapped up in this new lawsuit with allegations he began an affair with heard shortly after her marriage to depp. however, a rep for musk tells abc that is untrue. now, heard got a $7 million settlement from the divorce with depp, money she donated to charity. but this looks like it's far from over. >> yeah. >> airing some dirty laundry. >> thank you, amy. >> i don't know how to make the turn from that to "the bachelor." >> just gotta do it. >> and there's a question that "bachelor" fans have been asking all season. why does colton jump the fence? well, tonight is the night we may finally find out. we've got an exclusive sneak peek. abbie boudreau is in l.a. with the sneak peek. good morning, abbie. >> reporter: good morning,
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michael. "bachelor" nation has been speculating week after week, will tonight be the night colton jumps over that fence? there's even a twitter feed called did colton jump over the fence. this morning, we went looking at what set him running in the first place. take a look. after eight weeks, dozens of roses and so much crying, the big question is, why does colton jump the fence? since week one, "bachelor" nation waiting for an answer, even wondering if it was all a hoax. finally, producers confirming tonight is the night. but we still don't know why. so let's look at the clues. since the beginning, colton d coessing feeling overwhelmed m ustrated. this. t liet not be there to fi and started to question their motives.t told me the whole house thinks she's a cancer. she st tmehe wle house
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thinks youly, after the hometown dates, he seemed to be falling, even asking for permission for their hand. >> as far as the hand in marriage, that would be a premature blessing. >> reporter: and in an exclusive look at a surprise visit from cassie's father -- >> what are you doing here? >> reporter: his concerns are brought to light. >> when i saw cassie at our house last week, i can't say that i was convinced she was in love. >> i wanted you guys to be really supportive. >> you seem conflicted. >> i wish i could just have more time. i don't want it to be over with him. but then it scares me getting to the encc orr: now, we're left wondering, could this be why colton almost gives up on his "bachelor" journey? even chris harrison weighed in on the history-making jump. >> i will reveal this.
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one, he was not happy. two, i was about ten yards behind him trying to get him to stop and have a conversation. three, he clearly didn't want to have that conversation to the point he was willing to launch himself over a wall. >> reporter: were you ever at risk of losing him from the show? >> i will let you know that, yes. >> reporter: and you guys, finally, tonight, all of our questions about this infamous fence jump will be answered and so much more. michael, i know i'll be watching. will you be watching? >> of course, i will stay up to watch that. all right. thank you so much, abbie. you can watch an extended sneak peek of tonight's episode on our website. the special two-night event starts tonight at 8:00, 7:00 central right here on abc. we're going back to ginger who's in rockland county, new york. hey, ginger. >> hey there, michael. obviously, we've had somewhere between 8 and 12 inches of snow right outside of new york city.
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i'm starting to see blue in the sky. but look at this image of boston this morning. they had nine and a half inches officially. that is the biggest snowstorm of the season. they went into the snowstorm a foot and a half below average making a giant dent with this one. also, i wanted to share this video out of utah. people ask all the time, what is thunder snow? thunder is the sound of lightning. thunder does happen with snow. good monday morning. you can see the drops on the lens here. a scattered light shower this morning and partly to mostly cloudy this afternoon for a brief break before more rain arrives midday tomorrow. drier conditions for thursday and friday. 57 today in oakland. look for 59 in fremont. 60, san jose. upper 50s santa rosa and napa. the rain starts out light on tuesday then picks up.
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we turn now to a new face jumping into the white house race. two-term colorado governor john hickenlooper joined a growing democratic field early this morning. i spoke with him for his first interview right after the release of this video announcement. >> i'm john hickenlooper. i'm running for president because we're facing a crisis that threatens everything we stand for. >> governor, thank you for joining us this morning. what is that crisis? >> you know, i think this is a crisis of division and i think it's probably the worst period of division that we've had in this country since the civil war. and ultimately, i'm running for president because i believe that not only that i can beat donald trump but i can bring people together on the other side and actually get stuff done. >> that reminds me of president obama when he was senator obama in 2004 saying there is no red america, there is no blue america. didn'deat himute couldn'tolm.cayou?
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>> i went out to the rural areas. i listened to ranchers worried about with they're going to get their water. i talked to people in small towns and suburbs worried about their jobs. i talked to women, families, all over the state about the cost of housing, and how they can afford health care. these are the basic issues people care about. i think people feel like no one in washington has been addressing it. >> this will be a huge field on the democratic side, two dozen, maybe 30 candidates in there. the first challenge, how will you stand out? i talked to candidate jay inslee of washington yesterday. he's focusing his whole campaign on climate change. what sets you apart? >> i think i'm really the one candidate out there that has a very strong record of bringing people together and getting things done. we got the oil and gas industry to work with the environmental community to create methane regulations. we're a purple state that got universal background checks passed.
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>> you say you're a doer versus a dreamer. in the race. who are the dreamers? >> we need dreamers. i'm a dreamer, right, we need vision. as a ceo of a restaurant and a group of restaurants for 15 years and then i was a mayor for 8 years, and then a governor for 8 years, one thing i've shown i can do again and again is create teams of amazingly talented people and address issues that are critical in this country. >> seems like a good day to come to "good morning america." you're a hozier fan. >> oh, my gosh. it's so strange, when i ran for re-election in 2014, we had a tough-fought victory. i took my son to iceland. there in the airport is hozier. ten days before we had both seen him in boulder. the nicest guy in the world and really one of the most talented young musicians anywhere. >> we'll be hearing from him in a bit. thanks for joining us. >> thank you, george. >> he couldn't stay for the concert. he's already running.
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>> but how is that going to be to differentiate yourself? >> that is the hardest job. the field is huge, wide open. battle of personalities, issues, temperament. it's going to be exciting to watch. >> you can watch the full interview where? >> on our website. we'll be right back. she's a superhero and an oscar winner. not bad. this week, "captain marvel" herself, brie larson, flies into "gma" live. plus adam is about to take you way behind the scenes of "queer eye." and it's the new kids on the block in an epic throwback concert this week on "gma."
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and good morning. it's 8:27. i'm reggie aqui. oakland students will be back in class today after teachers approved a contract to end a seven-day strike. the agreement was reached after 3,000 teachers walked off the job february 21st, prompting marathon negotiations for better pay and classroom conditions. teachers ratified that contract on sunday. the district warns it may have to enact a round of staff cuts to pay for those raises. let's go see how traffic looks today. >> let's take a live look outside. san mateo bridge, things are moving along okay. it is a little stop and go just past the toll plaza. some gray skies this morning. you may have to turn your wipers on once or twice. westbound 80, highway 4 to the maze, 50 minutes in the red. not bad once you make it through the toll plaza, across the bay
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bridge. southbound 101, san francisco to sfo also
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hi there, everyone. good monday morning. scattered showers along the peninsula. highway 1, half moon bay. otherwise, lots of cloud here in san francisco. it's in the 50s. 52 in mountain view. we're looking at some afternoon sun with upper 50s to near 60. reggie? >> thanks, lisa. another abc 7 news update in
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about 30 minutes and always on our news app and abc7news.com. more on the air [ cheers and applause ] ♪ welcome back to "gma." we have a great audience with us. we have this monday morning. thank you, guys. we have a great guest. he's a fan favorite from "queer eye" and "real world philadelphia." he has a new memoir out. everybody give it up for karamo brown. >> hi. av been getting great reviews. if there's one thing we wish for if we're feeling down, it's a pep talk from karamo brown. >> i'm here for everyone. >> it's so good, they're rhyming about you. how does that make you feel? chlgt i feel good.
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my goal is to inspire people. i realize a lot of times, they see our success. they don't realize we wept through a lot of thimgs. i was like, let me tell you alling i have been down and out. and where i am today, i had to pull myself up. i'm goimg to tell you how i did it so you can do it, too. >> we talk about pep talks. you post quite a few things on instagram. >> shoutout the all my young quens that practice self-love that always survive never give up remember your crown it's part of your being. >> all right. >> i got a rap career coming up. is th >> the review. >> that was inspired by ki kirks rks palmer. i have to send some love to young queen out there. you can make it. you're special. sometimes you have to send the love out this. >> we immediate it. it's monday, man.
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we need as much as we can get to start off the week. this book is real. this book is really, really honest. >> uh huh. >> what made you want to write and open yourself up? >> the fact that people see the success and don't realize we have had a lot on down moment. i have dealt with issues with my family. trauma with being a single father. parenting. with colorism. with the churmg. there's been so much i have dealt with. and i still kept a love for for myself. a love for god. and made it through. i want people to know that they can do the same. ? you persevered through quite a bit. you said at one point, you wanted to be oprah. >> i did. i did. >> you said, you thought to yourself, oh, that's too big to dream. >> she is the epitome of what i want to do. my cast mate, bobby, calls me kar-oprah.
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i can only be the best karamo. what i realize is that if i just continue to love myself, keep god first, i'm going to make it to place where i know that i'm helping the most amount of people just like she did. that's what this book is about. >> your journey. that's right. and -- throughout your journey, has there been one big lesson that stands out in your mind that you learned growing up? ment yeah. there's been a couple. i repeat to my children, you're perfectly designed. i realize that we're all perfectly designed. we all have the tools we need to get through any situation. people tell us negative narratives all the time. they'll try to stifle your dreams. they'll tell you you can't make it. that your kids are not good enough. that you're not good enough. if you remember that you're perfectly deziped, everything you want will come to you. >> wow. you talk about your kids. you have two grown kids. >> i do. my children are old now.
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not old, but. >> jase. is 22. christian is 18. >> yes, yes. ? what is it like for them seeing he world" back in 2004. no, this map's nickname crazy krkaramo. what is it like for your kids? ment i never knew about my son until he was 9. the first time he saw me was because of "the real world. "he has been on a journey. he knows dad is the strict one. i finally just got him out the house. thank the lord. he's moved into his own apartment. he wept grocery shopping the other day for himself. i was like, small victory. but, you know, being a sipg parent is -- is a difficult thing because a lot of times, i was like, i have to put myself second for them.
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the only way i could be -- have them be their best selves was if i was my best self. i have to go after my dream. th seeg me go after my dreams is only letting them know they can do that. there was a day i had to decide to put gas in my car to go to work or buy groceries. i was thinging, how do i quit any job to become a television pepper nalty when i got two mouths to feed. i'm going to get on the bus. i'm going to continue to go after my deems. so they can see dad is doing it. you know what i mean? >> and dad has done it. done it extremely well. even loves watching you on the show. you're a great 'digs. to television. >> thank you. >> congrats on getting jason out the house. and karamo's book is out tomorrow. you can read an excerpt on our
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website. tune in on wednesday when we go behind the scenes of "queer eye" season three. stay there, everybody. we'll be right back. thank you, brother. even if no one in your home smokes, secondhand smoke can be closer than you think. secondhand smoke from a neighbor's apartment can enter your home through air vents, through light fixtures and even through cracks in the walls and the floors. secondhand smoke is toxic. especially to children. protect your family. visit tobaccofreeca.com.
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we're back now with monday motivation. weaver going to keep it going after karamo. we're going to help you be
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severe in 2019. optimism is like a muscle that gets stronger with use. optimism, a muscle, gets stronger the more you use it. we want to introduce you to an amazing young woman who lives that. her name is steph "the hammer" hammerman. the world's first cross fit trainer two with cerebral palsy. she's nike's first adaptive athlete. we'll speak to her in a moment. first, look at her story. >> three. two, one. >> reporter: 29-year-old stephanie hammerman is not your average coach or competitive athlete. >> she's to positive. she pushes you to do more than you think you can do. >> press up. elbows should match your years. >> she knows your potential. she pushes you to themit. >> reporter: steph was born with cerebral palsy. doctors told her parents she
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would never talk, let ahone walk. is this it's always fun to surprise people. nobody thought i was going to be an athlete. >> reporter: she not only strengthens her body but her attitude as well. as i like to say, optimism is a muscle that gets stronger with use. ? when you're born with some sort of difference, it's an innate sense of positivity. >> reporter: that led her to start her own gym, hammer-driven fitness. >> you're running today. >> cow can't tell her you can't do it. she's in a wheelchair. how can i tell her i can't do it? i'm not in a wheelchair. >> reporter: three years ago, her unbending determination helped her beat cancer. >> i zript time for cancer. i went into the doctor's office. she said, i have never worked with anybody with cerebral palsy before. i said, we can do this. i just need to know what you need me to do. she said, just be exactly who you are.
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>> reporter: and her infectious optimism afights those who need her most. >> having her here and not feeling like i'm by myself is motivating. >> they want me to help them get better. that is my purpose. that's why i'm here. yeah, girl. [ cheers and applause ] >> it is great to have steph hammerman join us from her gym in north carolina. steph, it's so great to see -- are you about to cry, steph? do i see -- >> oh. >> you look so emotional. >> i'm just so -- good morning, robin. this is such an amazing opportunity and i can't believe that you just said my name. and, uh, it's just -- it's amazing to be able to share my story and be able to show the world what i do in here, smalltown, north carolina. >> wonderful. it's an honor to highlight you and to share your up credible story.
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tell us what motivates you, steph? >> what motivates me? the people behind me motivate me. people that actually have told me i couldn't do something motivate me. i'm most -- most of all, my family motivates me. my grapdparents motivate me. and just being able to get up every day and do things that people don't think is possible. just makes me want to work harder. >> what i love about you, so many things, steph. but -- and i want even to hear this. i want them to hear it from you. tell us the dips between -- you love being motivational. people say jour so inspirational. it's about being motivational. tell people the difference. >> think about independence operati -- inspiration as the spark. and motivation as the fire. motivation creates change and is the change. ? you want to create that change in people.
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what do you enjoy most about training people? >> i just love interaking with people and meeting people. it makes my day. i think i was born to interact with people. i'm so passionate about meeting new people and changing people's lives. again, i am -- an example for so many people out there and what is really cool is that people come in. i change their perception of what an adaptive athlete looks like. i couldn't be more proud of that. >> well, we're proud of you. so, steph, tell me, what pushes you to these extraordinary levels? >> i think i've just had so many different people in my life that have shoup me the ways of being able to do what i can do. i also lost up with of my best friends when i was 16. and his mantra was failure is not an option. so every daying i live that mantra. he may not be here physically.
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i know he's with me every day in spirit. that pushes me to be who i am. >> you can't be afraid of failure. failure is part of success. people don't understand that. it's all part of the process. all right. you got 30 seconds. give me your best pitch. what do you tell people? how do you motivate them? what do you want the "gma" audience to know? >> first and foremost, get up and do something. do something you're passionate about. our tag line here is to stay driven. i want people to wake up and think, what keeps me driven? if you do something that keep you driven and stay passionate about it, thing in life will fall into your lap. amazing things will happen. >> that's right. all right, the hammer. steph "the hammer" hammerman. what a blessing to spend time with you this morning. and tell everybody. they've been working out behind you. they've been really good.
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i thought they would stop. they're good props. you're a great trainer. >> they're amazing. they actual hi have to take class after this. so, it's a -- i have such an amazing group of people. >> oh, you ♪ ♪ with the chase mobile app, jason wu could pay practically anyone, at any bank,
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welcome back to "good morning america." i have to tell you. if you have the fresh snow in the northeast, it's time the play in it now. severe cold, feels like the single digits, coming at you. all the way to texas. i got a helper this morning. you can get up. he's been doing snow angels down here. this is adrian, my son. like you, i'm sure you're enjoying the snow. you having some fun? >> mm-hmm. ? he's been trying the make snow good monday morning to you.
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a little sunshine here in the south bay, but we will be looking at some more clouds around the bay today. 40s and 50s to start out. a random shower early on. then >> all right, robin. he made this. he says it's got your name on it. so come play soops you can. >> i will. bring it, adrian. come on. so sweet. oh. he was. we're here now the multiplatinum singer hozier. he took us all to church. took us to church. now he's back with a brand-new album. called "waste lapd baby." what took you so long. it's been five years? >> i know. >> what you been doing? mgt twoinz road. i was fortunate to tour the world for about 2 1/2 years out of a suitcase. i needed time to decome pres. i wanted to make sure it was right. make sure i was approaching the
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same way. >> we had a meeting in the ladies room this morning. i saw you. tell us about "waste land baby." >> it's a fun. a lot of it written around the time when i suppose the doomsday clock moved 2:00 to midnight. it's a hopeful album. you're talking about optimism earlier on. i think it's a hopeful album. it's joyful, too. it's just kind of -- kind of engaging some of those concern. sometime in an enjoyable way. sometimes in a fun way. sometimes in an honest way. >> that's life, baby. >> that's life. >> it's "wasteland baby." here hozier with his new song this is movement. thank you. >> thank you. ♪ ♪ i still watch you when you're grooving as if through water from the bottom of a pool ♪ ♪ you're moving without moven
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and when you move i'm moved ♪ ♪ you are a call to m v in perf view ♪ ♪ you like jonah on the ocean when you move i'm moved ♪ ♪ when you move ooum put to mind of all that i want to be ♪ ♪ when you move i could never define all that you are to me ♪ ♪ so move me baby shake like the bough of a willow tree ♪ ♪ you do it naturally move me baby ♪ ♪ and you are the rite of movement it's reasoning made lucid and cool♪ i know it's no when you move i move ♪
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♪ you're less polunin leaping or fred astaire in srk equins ♪ ♪ honey, you, you're atlas in his sleepin' and when you move i'm moved ♪ ♪ when you move i can recall something that's gone from me ♪ ♪ when you move honey i'm putting all of something so flawed and free ♪ ♪ so move me baby shake like the bough of a will ho tree ♪ ♪ you do it naturally move me baby ♪ ♪ so move my baby like there's nothing left to lose nothing to prove move me baby ♪
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