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good morning, america. we're tracking severe weather nearly 70 milliopelethpaf seous sweeping parts of the country, destroying buildings. snow sweeping parts of the midwest. is the worst yet to come? our weather team tracking the storm. what you need to know before heading out for the weekend. breaking overnight, fire breaks out at coachella, flames shooting at the popular music festival. fans running. how this happened. caught on camera, look at this, disturbing newly released surveillance video showing an officer shooting a suspect point blank, leaving him critically injured. the officer says it was a mistake. this morning why prosecutors say that officer will not be facing any charges.
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not backing down. president trump saying he's seriously considering a new plan for asylum seekers. >> they want more people in their sanctuary cities, well, we'll give them more people. we can give them a lot. we can give them an unlimited supply. >> the backlash from democrats. >> it's immoral, it's unethical. >> and potentially more troops heading for the border. and "star wars" frenzy. fans clamoring to get their first look. >> i'm so excited. i can't wait to see what they're going to do. >> the rides getting millions of views. we have the inside scoop from the celebration. what director j.j. abrams is exclusively revealing to abc news about the saga's epic finale. announcer: live from abc news in new york, this is good morning america. good morning. eva is off but we're very happy to have janai norman with us on the desk. >> i'm so excited to be with you two. >> watch out for this guy.
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>> watch out for both of you, i think. >> rob, by the way, is down in d.c. for the national cherry blossom festival. speaking of rob, we're going to start here with a big weather story, the threat of severe weather affecting nearly 70 million americans this weekend. >> several states facing the risk of dangerous thunderstorms and a tornado outbreak. this on the heels of a major storm system causing damage overnight. >> and there's more to come, so let's get right to rob in washington with the very latest. rob, good morning. >> hey, good morning, whit. this is a fast-moving, high-energy system. our severe weather outbreak is now beginning. tornado watches, thunderstorm watches already up for south texas. here it is on the radar. it's up until 9:00 with that low well ahead of it. as this low ejects out of the rio grande and taps into the gulf moisture. we think we'll see dangerous super cells, individual storms that can spawn not just tornados but long track dangerous tornados that can do some
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destruction well into the night. the bull's-eye is shreveport, but anywhere from houston up through memphis is the target zone for destructive winds. tomorrow it spreads out and we get a little bit more linear, so a bigger wind threat. still a threat of tornadoes from tallahassee to atlanta and all the way up to pittsburgh. whit? >> thank you. we do want to turn to a story breaking overnight. flames erupting at the coachella music festival. maggie rulli is in l.a. with the very latest. maggie. >> reporter: whit, it was a terrifying scene overnight at the coachella music festival. we saw concert goers running away in fear as a fire broke out near the campground in indio, california. witnesses heard explosions before the public showers went up in flames. terrible video posted on social media shows that massive fire becoming completely engulfed by flames. firefighters respond almost immediately. they block the area and urge everyone to leave.
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ambulances show up to the scene. luckily no one was injured. crews are saying the fire is now out. riverside county fire department is also saying the fire was due to a mechanical failure of the heating unit used for water. now, the festival is expected to continue as scheduled. ariana grande is expected to headline on sunday, but we'll continue to follow this story and bring you new information as we get it. janai? >> thanks, maggie. now to the escalating battle over immigration. president trump says he's sending more troops to the border as he's seriously considering a plan to release illegal immigrants in sanctuary cities. abc's white house correspondent, tara palmieri is on the front lawn with the latest. >> reporter: this idea of using migrants for political retaliation has been publicly and privately dismissed by the president's advisers but now he's breathing new life into this idea as he struggles to stem the flow of migrants at the border. this morning hundreds of migrants in southern mexico making the trek to america's
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border. this as president trump embraces unprecedented and potentially illegal action against asylum seekers. >> they're always saying they have open arms. let's see if they have open arms. >> reporter: the president telling reporters that he may follow through on a fringe proposal to bus detained undocumented migrants and release them into so-called sanctuary cities, where local authorities refuse to cooperate with immigration officials. the plan was brought up twice by the trump administration, but a white house spokesperson dismissed the proposal after it was revealed in "the washington post" saying, quote, this was just a suggestion that was floated and rejected, which ended any further discussion. but president trump seeming to resurrect the plan. >> we are looking at the possibility, strongly looking at it to be honest with you. >> reporter: targeting cities like new york, chicago and san francisco. a sanctuary city in house speaker nancy pelosi's district. >> california is always saying,
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oh, we want more people. we can give them an unlimited supply. let's see if they're so happy. >> this is just another notion that is unworthy of the presidency of the united states. >> reporter: president trump has long threatened to cut off aid to so-called sanctuary cities, but has faced legal challenges. >> it's illegal, it's immoral, it's unethical, it's sophomoric, it's petulant, and it's par for the course. >> reporter: according to customs and border protection, there were 103,000 apprehensions at the southern border in march, the highest number in any month since 2007. this all comes on the heels of the firing of two department of homeland security officials. the homeland security secretary and the secret service director. still threatening to send more military to the border.
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>> we're going to put more troops on the border. >> reporter: president trump has publicly backed away from his threat to close the southern border but "the new york times" is reporting last week during his trip to the border he told his now acting department of homeland security secretary to close the border to migrants. if he faces any legal repercussion, he would pardon him. now, officials tell abc news the pardon offer was a joke and president trump is tweeting that it's not true. dan? >> all right, thank you very much. tara at the white house this morning. so much to talk about so let's bring in abc news chief political analyst, matthew dowd. matthew, good morning. let's start with immigration. what do you make of these ideas coming out of the white house, like shutting down the border or bussing migrants to sanctuary cities? his defenders will say this is a president looking at a serious crisis on our southern border and just trying to come up with solutions. do you buy that? >> well, i don't buy that. we know this has been the
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signature issue of president trump since he started running for office when he came down the escalator at trump tower, this has been his issue. it's all related to building the border wall. this has been the way he's tried to forge himself into this race. if he really wanted to fundamentally solve this issue, he would be gathering together the nations of central america where most of these refugees are coming from and they go through mexico to come to the southern border because of threats of violence in their home countries because of lack of food, lack of shelter. so if he wanted to solve it, he would do that. he continues to want to make this a political issue. the problem for the president and the gop is that we had a test case for this issue in the run-up to the midterm elections where the president again tried to bring up this issue. as you remember in that election, the voters voted overwhelmingly for a new congress, a new house of representatives. and so i think he's going to continue to bring this. i think we're going to be faced with this for 20 more months up until his re-election campaign in november of 2020.
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>> and 2020 is already fully under way. let me ask you about another big political story this morning. the president sent out this tweet with the words "we will never forget" and below those words a video that features graphic images from 9/11 interwoven with the words of freshman democratic representative ilhan omar. she -- in the video she refers to the events of 9/11 as some people did something. democratic presidential candidates are rushing to omar's defense, but doesn't defending her put them in an awkward position given what she said about 9/11? >> well, i think in this context while representative omar has said a number of things that have been concerning along the way, i think in this particular case i think the democrats are on much more solid ground in this. i think we can't -- we have to put the president's comments and what he tweeted out in the context of what he wanted to do, which was ban all muslims initially. he proposed that initially, and also of making up a story that
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he said he saw thousands of muslims cheering on 9/11. this is a president that is using 9/11 and using the religion, islamic religion of representative omar in a way i think that divides the country. our country was founded on the idea many religions could come in here. i think the president is using this to divide us. >> matthew dowd, we always appreciate your analysis on a saturday morning. thank you. well, dan, now to those horrifying moments at america's biggest mall. a 5-year-old seriously injured after being thrown or pushed over a third floor railing. abc's erielle reshef joining us with the shocking crime and the suspect in custody. good morning. >> reporter: this is simply unconscionable. a family trip to the mall ending in unexplained horror. that suspect now under arrest. the mystery deepening in minneapolis this morning after this 24-year-old man was arrested, accused of throwing or pushing a 5-year-old from the third floor of the mall of
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america friday. >> we have a report over on the south side that someone just fell from the third floor to the first floor. >> reporter: the boy landing two stories below. first responders seen here urgently administering cpr. >> we could see emts over the little child, and all we could see are his little feet. >> reporter: the child rushed to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. >> they put the poor little boy on the stretcher. >> there was so much blood. >> and he was limp. >> reporter: the boy's mother distraught. >> she said everyone please pray, please pray for my son. everyone here right now please pray. >> reporter: shoppers in disbelief. >> why would you single out a kid and ruin a family's life like this? >> reporter: police say the man shoved the little boy over the railing before taking off. >> the suspect initially fled from the scene and was located inside the mall. >> reporter: officers swarming the country's largest mall, taking him into custody. this was not his first run-in at the mall.
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court documents show he was arrested twice at the mall in 2015 for throwing objects off the upper level and in a restaurant. a possible motive for the horrifying incident still a mystery. >> at this time we do not believe there is a relationship between the suspect and the child or the family of the child. we are actively investigating as to why this incident occurred. >> and that investigation is ongoing this morning. the mall of america saying in a statement this was a senseless act and words cannot truly express our profound shock and sadness. aronda has been charged with attempted homicide. this is unfathomable. >> they are going to have to look at his mental health. thank you very much, appreciate it. well, now to a shocking police shooting captured on camera. that new video that we warn you is disturbing was released overnight. the suspect amazingly survives. stephanie ramos is in washington. stephanie, they say this was a mistake? >> reporter: that's right, that's what the local district
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attorney is saying. he says the officer believed he was firing his taser but instead fired his gun. the d.a. also says that does not constitute a violation of the law. this morning newly released surveillance video shows the moment this man is shot by a police officer while in custody. it happened inside the bucks county jail about 25 miles from philadelphia. in the video, the suspect, brian riling, appears to take off his belt when a small plastic bag falls on the ground and lands by his foot. you see him try to cover the bag with his foot. officers notice and the struggle begins. one officer appears to yell taser as a warning. >> taser! >> reporter: that same officer appears to reach for his waistband and takes out his gun instead. riling falls to the ground clutching his stomach. >> why did you shoot me? >> reporter: the local district attorney says the officer mistook his firearm for the taser because they were both on the same side. while that is a violation of
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police department policies, the officer won't face any charges. >> the conduct was neither justified nor criminal but excused because the officer had a genuine mistake and honest belief that he was using his taser when instead he shot mr. riling in the stomach. >> he was sent to the hospital in critical condition. as for the officer, he has since retired. but, again, he will not be facing any criminal charges. whit. >> stephanie ramos, thank you. kim jong-un saying he is willing to sit down with president trump for a third summit now with conditions. the north korean leader addressing parliament saying he is giving the u.s. until the end of the year to offer mutually acceptable terms for a denuclearization agreement. kim's speech coming hours after president trump discussed the importance of nuclear talks with south korea's president who is visiting washington. back here at home, a new twist in the case of robert kraft, the owner of the new england patriots.
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prosecutors making a major revelation about the sting operation that led to kraft's arrest on charges of soliciting prostitution. abc's zachary kiesch is here with more. good morning. >> good morning to you. robert kraft was offered a plea deal that would have allowed him to walk away free and clear but it would have required that he took ownership that he broke the law. kraft turned it down and has instead argued the video surveillance was obtained illegally. friday prosecutors acknowledged there was no human trafficking. lawyers for robert kraft back in a florida courtroom friday trying to convince a judge that secretly recorded video of kraft inside this massage parlor should not be made public. >> the position the media would have is that the way to help potential victims of human trafficking is to show them for the world on video. show them engaged in sexual conduct. >> reporter: the request comes on the same day prosecutors admitted they found in evidence of human trafficking inside the
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day spa, which was at the core of the crackdown on massage parlors in the area. >> we've vetted this case, done our due diligence. there is no human trafficking that arises out of this investigation. >> reporter: kraft was charged with misdemeanors for allegedly soliciting prostitution at the orchid of asia's day spa in jupiter, florida, on two separate occasions. he's pleaded not guilty and is demanding a jury trial. >> i'm going to ask the parties to submit proposed orders. >> reporter: kraft is one of about 300 male customers charged in the sting which closed ten massage parlors. owners of the businesses also face prison time. kraft has apologized for the incident in a statement saying i am truly sorry. i know i have hurt and disappointed my family, my close friends, my co-workers, our fans and many others who rightfully hold me to a higher standard. kraft's attorney has filed paperwork that waives his presence at all these pretrial hearings. the judge will make a decision on whether or not to release that tape next week. the big question i have is if
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kraft is innocent and this tape is out there, one might think that it would exonerate him, right? the amount of effort that's going into making sure it doesn't get released is certainly raising some questions. >> thank you. appreciate it. well, time now for weather and rob marciano who's live in washington, d.c., this morning in the rain for a cherry blossom festival. we see those huge inflatable cherry blossoms. >> reporter: you see them? what do you think? check them out. these are on steroids. of course these are just balloons but they are here to symbolize what we're celebrating today, which was back in 1912 japan gave the city hundreds of cherry trees. now there's over 3,000 along the national mall. this is a four-week festival that culminates in a parade sponsored by our abc affiliate here. the rain now finally coming to an end thankfully. here it is on the radar, though, still to get through new york, long island, boston as well. a slow-moving system. this is part of that blizzard that's up through canada.
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a flood watch posted for northern parts of new york and vermont because of some melt. here's the good news. once it clears out temperatures aren't going to cool off all that much. as a matter of fact, most folks along the i-95 corridor will be in the 70s today, but beautiful spring weather after we get through this morning. into the 60s on monday. good saturday morning. i'm lisa argen. it will be mild to warm today and cooler tomorrow with increasing clouds and spring showers arrive. that's right on monday. today, 66, half moon bay and a beach day, plenty of sun and the sea breeze will kick in. 71 in oakland and 73 vallejo and 76 in livermore and the accuweather seven-day forecast and slslslslslslslslslslslslslsl >> guys, i can hear the tuba players in the background. the marching bands are getting ready. what do you think of my cherry blossoms. >> they look like lucky charms a
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little bit, don't they? >> abstract art. >> yes. >> beautiful. all right, rob. >> they took tasty for sure. >> magically delicious they say. >> rob,ouo ch we are moving favorite segment, the nba playoffs. tip-off in just a few hours. this year a big opportunity for some new teams to make a run. joining us from bristol with a preview of all the action is nba champion and espn basketball analyst, richard jefferson. richard, welcome to gma, thank you for joining us. >> thank you for having me. >> all right. let's talk about this year's playoffs, because it's the first time lebron james won't be playing in the playoffs since 2005. this really opens the door for other teams to make an impact. what do you expect to happen in his absence this year? >> well, so many people have talked about lebron james going to the western conference and what would it be like in the eastern conference not having him there. but really he's just not in the postseason at all, so it's really open on both sides.
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but i think you've seen a ton of teams making it an arm's race. philly is bringing in a bunch of guys, tobias harris and jimmy butler who are both in contract years. a lot of teams, especially in the eastern conference, are all in trying to win this year. >> we can't talk about the playoffs without the warriors, steph curry, kevin durant. they are going for their third consecutive championship but they don't have the best record in basketball this year. what or who can stop them from completing a three-peat? >> very similar to the last two franchises to three-peat, the chicago bulls and the lakers, both teams broke up more because of internal strife. i think the warriors are the exact same. i believe the warriors, nothing can really stop them except for what's going on inside their locker room. if they can bring it together for the next couple of months, there's really nothing that can stop them. i know it's tough to say, but it's the truth. >> absolutely. all right, richard, quickly your prediction, putting you on the spot. which two teams are you picking to be in the final? >> i'm going pick the warriors
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versus milwaukee. i think milwaukee has done a great job putting amazing pieces around giannis, who i have as the mvp. i think coach bud is a top level candidate for coach of the year. i don't think they'll beat the warriors, but i think they're the best team in the eastern conference, having the best record in the nba. i think they'll do a great job against the warriors, but i think the warriors will win 4-2. >> all right richard. bucks fans will be happy to hear that. thank you so much for joining us, we appreciate it. of course you can watch the defending champion warriors take on the clippers tonight at 8:00 eastern right here on abc. dogleg rest, isn't that what they say in the basketball huddle? anyway. coming up, police investigating possible hazing after a university of buffalo student winds up in the hospital. coming up, the big step that university is taking. plus a "star wars" fans frenzy. the long-awaited trailer and an exclusive scoop about episode 9. good morning america is
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good morning to you. i'm chris nguyen. concrete has fallen for the third time since february. this say live look on the bridge. thankfully no impact this saturday morning and lanes were closed because of emergency repair work which is what you
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see right here. the incident happened around 9:30 ha9 9:30 last night at the high-rise. >> turning to weather now and the forecast with our meteorologist lisa argen. hi, lisa. >> hi, chris. 49 and clouds in santa cruz. 49 in san jose with a lot of sunshine and san francisco looks beautiful. 46 in santa rosa. we're looking at highs today above average and upper 70s and 68 in san francisco and 75 in santa rosa and cooler tomorrow. >> thanks so much for joining us. the news continues right now with "good morning
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welcome back to gma on a welcome back to gma on a saturday morning. happening right now, the escalating battle over immigration. president trump says he's sending more troops to the border as he confirms he's seriously considering a plan to release illegal immigrants into sanctuary cities in america. also right now, major recall. fisher-price recalling nearly 5 million rock 'n play sleepers after the product has reportedly been linked to the deaths of more than 40 infants since 2009. fisher-price saying it will issue a refund or voucher to owners. and a quick recovery, as tiger woods has a run-in with security at the masters in augusta. a security guard attempting to hold back the crowd after woods hit a shot on the 14th hole, slipping and then sliding right into tiger, clipping his right
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ankle. woods briefly limping away but then proving that he was just fine with a birdie at the next hole. so quick recovery coming around. >> yeah, that was -- i imagine he would be deeply displeased with that. he recovered. >> got the focus back. now to possible college hazing under investigation this morning at the university of buffalo that sent a student to the hospital. this as a fraternity at nearby penn state is suspended. a 19-year-old university of buffalo student is in critical condition and on life support after an alleged hazing incident. >> respond to 69 custer off of main street on the front lawn for a person in cardiac arrest. >> this morning the sigma pi fraternity is under investigation. the university's president suspended all activities until further notice, writing, as a wteto providing a safe, educational environment for our students.
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not only are hazing incidents a violation of our university policies, but they are also crimes. it happened around midnight thursday when neighbors claim they saw several y cayi out the body of another man who they believe appeared to be unconscious. >> i thought i watched someone die to be honest. >> police are investigating whether activities at the fraternity house are to blame for a student being rushed to the hospital with a serious medical condition. the incident in new york comes on the same day penn state officials suspended the theta chi fraternity after a student was seriously injured after alleged alcohol misnews. >> you should not be injured or die when you're going to college. >> the new investigation comes just days after penn state's fraternity were sentenced on hazing charges in connection with the death of timothy piazzi. the freshman pledge died following a night of bing drinking in february of 2017. >> these guys committed serious crimes and, you know, now they're -- they have to deal with it. so we're really all about making college experiences safer at
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this point. >> timothy's parents and several universities creating policies to prevent these tragedies from happening again. we hear these stories and it's never not shocking to see the impacts on students. >> go ahead. >> no, no, you go. >> after years of covering the piazza story, we keep seeing more and more of these cases at different universities >> right. >> i've met them and they really have taken this on as their mission. it looks like they're making some progress. let's switch gears now and get it back down to rob marciano who's in washington, d.c., celebrating the cherry blossoms. hey, rob, what's happening? >> reporter: look, we've got a marching band, how about that? the band of blue from south carolina. we're going to hear from them. let's break down the severe weather threat today first. we've got a fast-moving, powerful system getting into texas. we have severe thunderstorm watches and tornado watches and dangerous supercells this afternoon, louisiana, north louisiana, coming across mississippi.
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there's your target zone. we could see long track destructive tornados. it expands as it moves to the east tomorrow. and heavy rainfall, flash flood watches are posted. let's hear a little bit from the band. come on, let's hear it, the band of blue. if you've got anthony anderson here. where is good saturday morning. you can see patchy fog here and the golden gate bridge and we're looking at 40s to near 50. plenty of sunshine and 70 ♪ >> welcome back to ♪ >> welcome back to gma. sponsored by united health care. here he is, anthony anderson himself on tuba, ladies and ck rsl tatnal
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cherry blossom festival parade, feeling the pressure clearly of being the grand marshal. ♪ all right. all right. ♪ >> beautiful. yes, yes! solo. solo! nice work on tuba. >> all right, thank you. >> congratulations on your musical talents, and of course being grand marshal of this year's parade. are you feeling the pressure of being grand marshal? >> i'm feeling the pressure. i'm feeling the pressure. i got kicked out of band in high school. you can see why. but not only am i the grand marshal, i'm the grand tuba player of the -- what's the name of my band? >> colleton county high school, the mighty blue. >> you have a huge connection to d.c. you went to howard university. what are some of your favorite things about this city?
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>> i love the city. its rich culture, its heritage, howard university of course, and just what the city has to offer. still connected here. is a esho univsityow, so he's a double legacy kid. so i'm proud of that. >> that's fantastic. we're excited for you to be grand marshal. i'll be in the broadcast and heckling on the parade route. >> tom, hold that for me. >> this is your band now. do you want to start them off with the drumline. okay. toss it back to you. you never know what's going to happen, guys. national cherry festival parade. >> all right, spread 'em, everybody. thank you, big fella. i turned it up for you. kick it off. >> there we have it. we'll let it play out just for a second. getting the hard wrap. >> don't know why he was kicked out of band in high school. >> no. >> no, no. because he was so good. >> exactly. >> we'll come back to rob later on. coming up on "good morning
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welcome back to gma. there's the music, the "star wars" celebration being felt across the galaxy for the expectedly epic episode 9. abc's will reeve joins us from chicago with some fans and serious star power. will, good morning. >> reporter: whit. this is the 20th anniversary of "star wars" celebration. here in chicago, it's basically the "star wars" super bowl. i am joined by members of the 501st legion, they are volunteers worldwide involved in charity work, doing good for the community, especially within the "star wars" universe. they're rocking costumes from all different eras of the "star end soon. there is a palpable buzz, none
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more so than the buzz about that new trailer that dropped for episode 9. the buzz is huge. after years of buildup, a first glimpse of the new "star wars," a teaser trailer for the ninth and final film in the saga, sending fans here at "star wars" celebration into a frenzy. thousands erupting in cheers at the title reveal. "the rise of skywalker." >> oh, my gosh, it was so chilling. i am so excited, i can't wait to see what they're going to do. >> you see ray and there's something coming at her and she does a flip that will knock your socks off. >> reporter: the trailer, released by lucas film, which is owned by disney, the parent company of abc, shows off new powers for daisy ridley's character, ray, and the return of an iconic villain, whose
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cackling laugh stunned the crowd. director j.j. abrams exclusively told abc news one of the mysteries will be answered. >> i don't want to say what happens in episode 8, we have honored that. but i will say there's more to the story than you think. >> reporter: still, questions remain about how the skywalker epic will finally end, more than four decades after it began. at least for now, everyone will have to wait. >> really everyone is fired up here at celebration because there is so much to celebrate. yesterday was episode 9, "the rise of skywalker." today there's a panel on galaxy's edge, the new theme park opening soon and tomorrow a panel on a new show debuting on disney plus later this year. all very exciting in the "star wars" universe. dan? >> a lot happening in the "star
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wars" universe. will, thank you. my 4-year-old is very interested when jaba the hut will make a return. >> i just started watching with my kids. it was like a new generation becoming "star wars" fans. very fun. >> yeah, he does have the dark -- coming up on gma, taylor swift and the mystery. what this countdown on her website could mean. and on a more serious note, ariana grande posting brain scans. opening a conversation about ptsd. dr. ashton is here with more. is here with more. scans. opening a conversation about ptsd. dr. ashton is here with more. are you thinking about your heart? well, i'm managing my a1c, so i should be all set. actually, you're still at risk for a fatal heart attack or stroke. that's where jardiance comes in. it reduces the risk of dying from a cardiovascular event for adults who have type 2 diabetes and known heart diseas. that's why the american diabetes association recommends the active ingredient in jardiance. and it lowers a1c? with diet and exercise. jardiance can cause serious side effects including dehydration, genital yeast or urinary tract infections, and sudden kidney problems.
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scan of her brain calling it terrifying. dr. jennifer ashton is here. good morning, thank you for joining us. so these scans are pretty dramatic and really shocking to see them on instagram. what do we know about these kind of scans to diagnose conditions like ptsd? >> great opportunity to learn about two things. first, functional mri. this is a type of mri that looks at oxygen activity in the brain so it can light up with good things and bad things, so trauma and pleasure. the second thing, ptsd. now, the awareness is key here. we spoke to some leading experts at yale in the division of neuroimaging and psychiatry. they said while this is an area of very active and exciting research, looking at functional mris to diagnose ptsd, it is not ready for primetime right now. the only way to diagnose ptsd is with a good psychological interview. >> so specifically regarding ptsd what are some of the signs or symptoms that people at home should be aware of? >> i think awareness is key because this is something,
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janai, that affects up to 44 million american adults. when you take a look at this list, behalve yor changes. so having extreme reactions that don't feel like they would be something you would normally do. memories of the event which can take the form of nightmares or flashbacks. big mood swings which could manifest as negativity or pulling away from relationships that did matter to you, or avoidance, avoiding the activity or discussing anything about the traumatic event. >> you said 44 million americans, so what are some of the treatment options for those suffering from ptsd. >> the key, first of all, ask for help. there's something called cognitive processing therapy, which is desensitizing that person to the trauma that they went through. but again, the good thing about a story like this is bringing awareness to something that is so important and destigmatizing mental illness. >> and there you have it, dr. jen, thank you for joining us. pop news is next. mastering the enchantment of chocolate. just in time for easter, the lindt master chocolatier is stirring up our finest chocolate...
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sponsored by pronamel. protect your enamel for strong, healthy teeth. i don't know about you guys, i've been sitting here this whole hour waiting for diana macedo. >> well, i've got big, big, big pop news for you. we're going to start things off with some taylor swift news. the singer surprised fans overnight on her website with a mysterious countdown to april 26th. she also changed her background and thumbnails on social media to this pastel sky and her bio now reads 4/26. keep in mind this comes amid lots of speculation about when she'll release new music. her last album, "reputation" came out in 2017. fans are hoping this will be the new album they have been waiting for. mark your calendars for april 26th at midnight. taylor swift is planning something. >> the artwork makes it look like she's planning to release ambient sleep time music. >> elevator music. >> here's a question for you. what major change is coming to hq trivia?
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the answer, -- the quiz daddy will no longer be hosting it. scott is moving on to host a new show about baseball. he writes on twitter, there will always be a special place in my heart for my hqties. former guest host, matt richards will replace him. >> i also like hq-ties. that's a cute name for a fan base. and this fan has a little good news and a little bad news. since "full house" went on the air, the home became a must-see for tourists. this woman as delighted when she got to see the house in real life. she posted on twitter writing despite my smile, uncle jesse was not home. you can imagine her disappointment when someone responded because you're at the wrong house. but actually she probably wasn't disappointed at all because the person who wrote that response, uncle jesse himself, john stamos.
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>> wow. >>ea an door but he did respond to her post. >> really looking at his at replies. >> like surprising the fans. >> i'm sure the people who live in those homes are excited. >> thanks for watching, everybody. thanks for filling in janai, see you tomorrow. good morning, everyone. i'm chris nguyen. lawmakers are trying once again to reduce the traffic on the crooked part of lombard street in san francisco. assemblyman phil tim will include legislation and it will include a fee for drivers to drive down the street and resquare them to make a
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reservation. the average capacity on the street is about 220 cars per hour. past attempts to address traffic concerns on lombard have failed. happening today, the city will celebrate the life and legacy of one of america's most influential civil rights leaders. cesar chavez who co-founded the united farmworkers' union fought for the rights of some of america's poorest laborers. a parade and festival are planned in his honor and it's planned at dolores park. the biggest cherry blossom festival on the west coast. it attracts more than 200,000 people each year and this is the ere will be o rrigami demonstrations and next sunday is the grand parade. >> turning now to lisa argen. >> if you're planning on the cherry blossom festival and you want it warmer, check out today.
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in emoriville, it is sunny and we're looking at a beautiful start to the weekend and temperatures range from the mid-50s in san francisco to the mid-40s in morgan hill and 49 in mountain view and here's a look at pier 39 where the sea lions try to get real estate and 50 in livermore and tomorrow even worse and we'll get some rain here by monday. they should help out just a bit. highs today from the upper 60s in san francisco. these numbers well into the 70s above average. 77 in san jose. look for 71 in oakland and we'll talk details and the look ahead and that rain in a few minutes. >> lisa, thank you. >> up next, more concrete falls on to the roadway on the richmond-san rafael b ♪ ♪ i can do more to lower my a1c. because my body can still make its own insulin. and i take trulicity once a week to activate my body to release it, like it's supposed to. trulicity is not insulin. it starts acting in my body from the first dose
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