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making news in america this morning -- no collusion. president trump declares victory as the mueller investigation comes to an end. >> it was a complete and total exoneration. >> trump now calling for democrats to be investigated. as they demand the fuel mueller report be released. threatening to go to the supreme court. this morning, the questions that remain and what comes next. jefr night, severe storms on the move. cascades of hail pummeling cars. tornado warning issued. towns covered by needs bracing for more rain. dramatic rescue. hundreds of passengers air-lifted to safety.
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the terrifying scenes and what the cruise line is saying this morning. plus, hip hop star dr. dre in hot water after bragging about his daughter getting into college. the recent gift he gave the school. and best bracket ever. and good-bye gronk. rob gronkowski retires. we look back and at what's next for the fan favorite who played as hard as he partied. good monday morning, emp. i'm kenneth moton. >> and i'm stephanie ramos in for janai norman. we begin with president trump taking a victory lap after the long-awaited report from rot mueller confirmed what he's said before, there was no collusion with russia. >> the president declared tote. le exoneration. here's a look at "the new york
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daily news" this morning, calling the president teflon don. >> mona kosar abdi has more from washington. >> reporter: good morning, stephanie. good morning, kenneth. the conclusions of the mueller report have become as divisive as the investigation i it's also become the basis of a new political battle here in washington. >> this was an illegal takedown that failed. >> reporter: moments before trump departed florida sunday, attorney general william barr september a four-page letter to congress outlining the conclusions of robert mueller's investigation. barr writing that after 2 the months, quote, the special counsel's investigation did not find that the trump campaign or anyone associated with it conspired or coordinated with russia in its efforts to influps the 2016 u.s. presidential election. >> it's a shame that our country
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had to go through this. >> reporter: barr also notes mueller's report falls short of absolving the president. going on to say, while this report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him. yet, president trump who has declared the probe a witch hunt for the last two years, is now saying complete victory. >> so it's complete exoneration. no collusion, no obstruction. >> reporter: democrats are demanding barr release the full report. >> i sbepd to fight for that transparency. we'll ask the attorney general to testify before the house judiciary committee. >> reporter: and house judiciary charm jerry nadler has said he'll take it to the supreme court. aing in part, quote,
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barr's potential bias -- he'll sit down with rod rosen stein and mueller himself to see how much of this report he can make public. that process can take days, if not weeks. given all that classified information that's in the report. >> both house republicans and democrats voted overwhelmingly to make the mueller report public. so we'll see what happens. the pressure is on, mona, thank you. and the claim from democrats that attorney general william barr has a record of bias is based on a memo last year. >> barr wrote that it was within the president's power to fire fbi director james comey. legal analyst dan abrams explains why mueller may have opted out of deciding whether the president obstructed
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justice. >> he determined to not make a traditional prosecutorial judgment here. i interpret that to mean that president trump is immune from prosecution because he's the president. attorney general barr and rosenstein said in part because there was no collusion, no conspiracy, it makes the obstruction case harder. there will be questions about whether the attorney general should have been weighing in is because the whole reason you retain a special counsel is because of potential concerns about an attorney general. >> barr says his decision on obstruction has to do with the evidence uncovered. former fbi director james comey tweeted this reaction to the report. a picture of himself in a forest looking up at the trees with the caption, so many questions. we do have a lot of questions this horng. our coverage of the mueller report continues at 7:00 a.m. on "good morning america."
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president trump's attorney, jay sekulow will join "gma" live. a rocket fired from the palestinian controlled gaza strip struck a house in central iz yale. seven people are injured, including an infant and two children. benjamin netanyahu is cutting short his visit to washington. he'll return today. this attack could set off another round of violence with iz railly elections just two weeks away. the u.s. pill tear is sending aid to mozambique, malawi, and zimbabwe. the death toll has surpassed 750. that's expected to rise quickly. back in the u.s., people in parkland, florida, the scene of last year's deadly school shooting are once again
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mourning. for the second time in a week, a shooting survivor has died from apparent suicide. diane macedo has more. >> reporter: a second student from marjory stoneman douglas high school has died in an apparent suicide. >> this is heartbreaking. it's hard enough to lose the 17. it adds to the heart break this community has already suffered. >> reporter: police say the student was found dead less than a week after sidney a ix ello exited suicide. she lost several friends last year. sh students and three adults were killed. aiello's mother says her daughter struggled with survivor's guilt and ptsd. >> so for people who developed ptsd going back to that school could be a major trigger. >> reporter: the second suicide victim was a male sophomore. and his dth has expected gravely concerned. >> if a terrible event occurs and you're struggling or you
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notice someone who struggling, get them help. >> reporter: it's unclear in the second victim was enrolled at the school at the time of the shooting. officials met to discuss how to prevent any more suicides. >> those students and their families have been through so much. let's turn now to weather. let's take a look at your weather for this monday morning. severe storms dumped this hail, the size of golf balls in parts of north texas, pounding cars and roof tops. reducing visibility to nearly zero. people south of st. louis has to dodge hail and a reported tornado. looking at the radar, you see the storms from northeast texas, past st. louis, and into indiana. later today, parts of the southeast will see damaging winds and hail. new video shows the extreme flooding in nebraska. rain later this week could lead
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it's probably the neighbors. the family. hi, can i help you? >> we're back with a new record at the box office. the horror movie, "us," scared up $70 million in ticket sales this weekend. that's the best opening ever for an original horror move you have. it's about a family on vacation
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being terrorized by their doubles. "captain marvel" came in second place making another $pa million in its third weekend. a big boost for democratic presidential hopeful pete buttigieg. he's soared to third plats in the iowa caucus. he's behind only joe biden and bernie sanders. boeing is expected to complete a software update for its 737 max 8 jets this week. it's expected to fix a problem that may have played a role in the two deadly crashes in ethiopia and indonesia. boeing has invited industry professionals for an update to bring the max back in service. american and southwest airlines have been canceling flights each day. avocados are being recalled in six states because of possible listeria. they're from the henry avocado
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corporation. they were sold in california, arizona, florida, wisconsin, north carolina, and new hampshire. get ready for apple to unveil new streaming services for the iphone today. they're adding hbo and showtime for $10 a month as it tries to become a cable all tern tiff. apple is expected to reveal footage from its new original tv shows. >> that's exciting. >> mm-hmm. coming up, the news about screen time and what is most effective for kids to learn. but first, the cruise ship nightmare. we hear from passengers stranded in heavy seas this weekend. what's happening to them now? and rapper dr. dre faces some backlash after bragging that his daughter got into usc. the controversy over his recent gift to the school. mornings were made for better things than rheumatoid arthritis or psoriatic arthritis. when considering another treatment, ask about xeljanz xr a once-daily pill for adults with moderate to severe
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the foot of a pyramid in yuca n yucatan. some dust devils can hit 60 miles per hour. one man ran through it while holding his hat. worked out okay for him. now to the cruise ship nightmare. hundreds of people are safely back on land this morning after a nearly close call. >> they nearly ran aground. the ship was rocking back and forth. some passengers were thrown up to po feet. they were across the floor while desperately waiting for help. this morning, dramatic video shows rescuers air-lifting hundreds of cruise ship passengers to safety. helicopters circling above, hoisting people away one by one. after the luxury liner sent out a may day call. >> 4:30 a.m. we're still on the boat. still waiting to get up on the helicopter to get out. >> reporter: the cause of the chaos, engine failure. 26-foot waves hitting the viking
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sky cruise ship. sending it lurching violently to the side. furniture and passengers shieding helplessly across the room. part of the ceiling crashing down. and frind seawater rushed in. >> water came bursting through that door. we have water all over the ground. >> reporter: the rough seas nearly running the ship aground. >> it's just very frightening because you lose all sense of control and ability to save yourself. >> reporter: more than into 0 passengers and crew stranded off the coast of norway. many spending the night in life jackets. some sleeping in stairways, awaiting their turn for rescue. nearly 50 on passengers including the injured, elderly, and disabled were eventually air-lifted off the ship. while the nearly 90 on remaining people on board waited until the boat was toud back to land. about to people were injured. the ship came dangerously close
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to hitting the rocky shore. it's unclear what caused the engine failure. the company is making arrangements today to get those passenger back home. rapper dr. dre is facing backlash after bragging about his daughter's acceptance to college. he posted a picture with his daughter's acceptance letter. it included the caption, my daughter got accepted into usc all on her own. no jail time. that's an apparent reference to the celebrity parents in the ongoing bribery case. this article mentions a $70 million donation to the school from dr. dre and music producer jimmy iovine. dre has since deleted the post. in the meantime, the first wave of defen dapts in that college bribery scandal face a judge in boston. 2 is the people with due in court. some news for parents of young kid this is morning.
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from an unusual or different and unique wedding to an unusual high school play. some high school kids in new jersey put on this play based on the 1979 sci-fi movie "alien." it went viral on social media. they made a trailer. >> they made the costumes from recycled parts. one viewer raved, this needs to go on broadway now. finally, a dog's perfect response to a question about his 15 manipulate yous of fame. >> stanley, he's already an internet star. an instagram video of the border collie catching a tennis ball has been viewed nearly 60,000 times. when a rt roer asked stanley about his new fame, this was his response. >> how are you coping with the fame? oh, geez. so how are you coping with all the fame? >> stanley shared the video saying he needs some media training. >> i think it works out well.
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good morning bay area. this is abc 7 mornings. hello. good morning. it's monday, march 25th. thank you for joining us. >> remember how we used to have rain every week? that's continuing. hi, mike. >> i thought you would enjoy the weekend. monday, here's the hammer once again. at least four days worth of rain and even thunderstorms possible tomorrow and wednesday. we have light rain in the north bay. mt. saint helena, the circle seven is on the radar. it's going to get wetter throughout the day. upper 50s in most neighborhoods. this is the way we end up this afternoon. the rain moving from the north bay. slowly sliding south as temperatures reach the upper 50s to mid-60s. we'll take a look at the day planner coming up next. sue is in with traffic. >> roads are dry right now.
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we came across the golden gate bridge. four lanes in the southbound direction. the zipper truck was moving its way two lanes in the northbound direction. no fog to speak of over the waldo grade. san mateo bridge is looking good. a 14-minute drive towards 101. couple of problem spots, 101, we have an accident two left lanes blocked. this is northbund before university. you can see slow traffic there approaching highway 84. left lanes, again, stay out of those lanes. stay right. >> thank you, sue. breaking news now from walnut creek. where police are investigating a robbery and shooting in the downtown area. according to, a man was robbed of his watch and shot at at mt. diablo boulevard and south main street. the robber also shot the victim. he was taken to a nearby hospital. police have canvassed the scene for evidence.
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no arrests have yet been made. we'll keep you posted. happening today, lyft drivers are protesting in san francisco. they will be picketing in downtown. >> this comes ahead of lyft's ipo. amy hollyfield is live where the protest will happen in front of the omni hotel. amy? >> reporter: hi, good morning, reggie. yes, this is where the protest will be in front of the omni hotel. this is where lyft plans to meet with potential investors. that's happening later this morning. but the drivers will be protesting because they want to be treated better. they are asking for better pay and more benefits and a voice at work. they will protest to try and convince investors not to do business with lyft until they are treated fairly. lyft is planning to go public and the next ten days is pitching the plan to investors. the company plans to give long-term drivers money to buy stock, but the drivers still plan to protest. they want to
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11:00 this morning. live in san francisco, hollyfield, abc 7 news. amy, thank you. it is 4:30. >> if you're just waking up to us, good morning. let's get a quick update on weather and traffic starting with mike nicco. >> sunny days are over. here's a look at the storm impact scale for today. light to moderate rain. heaviest in the north bay. breezy at times. 20 to 30. right now the rain is moving from southwest to northeast. pretty much over the north bay. that's where it will stay for the better part of the mornings. it's pretty dry from east bay hills. we're waking up 44 to 50 at 7:00, north bay. it will slip south into the bay b noon. 57 to 62 for temperatures. light to moderate rain except for the extreme south bay by 4:00. you'll get yours by the evening hours. sue?maps. if you're leaving the central valley


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