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(soft music) (colonial penn jingle) making news in america this morning, tensions flaring on the campaign trail. now it's the democrats' feud heeding up. bernie sanders and hillary clinton stepping up the attacks and bill clinton in a feisty exchange with protesters. >> you are defending the people
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and -- >> exactly what set the former we're live in washington. brussels's bombing and the man in the hat running from the scene when he is seen doing after the explosion. the cops. a wild chase through hollywood but this is no movie. the bizarre pursuit all on camera. and shark scare. a surfer knocked off his board when a shark jumps out of the water. >> uh-oh. frightening scene there and, of course, we'll get to the feisty fight that is taking place on this friday morning. the battle for the white house. now playing out here in new york. >> as the front-runners look to regain footing bernie sanders says a contested convention is also possible for the democrats and he's preparing to fight for the finish. >> it is your "your voice, your vote" and abc's stephanie ramos
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good morning, stephanie. >> reporter: good morning, kendis and reena. three out of the four candidates have new york connections and trying to cover ground from the boogie down bronx to upstate new york all of this ahead of the next primary vote. hillary clinton on the fore. the former senator swiping her cards a few extra time and squeezes on to the subway from yankee stadium to 178th street in the bronx not letting go of bernie sanders' recent comment. >> i think it was my first term when we changed. >> reporter: the battleground, age clinton for the first time sanders. >> i don't bleefelieve that she is qualified. >> well, it's kind of a silly thing to say. >> reporter: sanders strolling down midtown manhattan streets.
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three large states are left to vote. california, new jersey and pennsylvania. sanders needs to win all four with large margins to. ka up to clinton. donald trump making sure his fellow new yorkers don't forget ted cruz's comments about new york values months ago. >> do you remember during the debate when he started lecturing me on new york values like we're no good. >> reporter: ted cruz trying to get faft that and making the rounds across the state with a stop in the bronx. >> this is an immigrant community. >> reporter: to a warmer welcome in brooklyn breaking bread with the jewish community. and upstate outside albany sticking to his message. >> that if we nominate donald trump, hillary wins. >> reporter: how do americans view donald trump? well, a new associated press poll shows seven in ten americans including misdemeanor republican voters have a negative view of trump even in the south where he's won big and cruz hopes his recent primary
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of the next big vote on april 19th. kendis and reena, back to you. >> stephanie ramos, thank you. now to some tense moments for former president bill clinton as he campaigned in philadelphia for his wife. >> president clinton was confronted by protesters who appeared to be from black lives matter upset about gun violence laws clinton had passed when he was office 20 years ago but he fired back getting into a heated exchange for nearly 15 minutes. >> wow. >> you are defending the people who kill the lives you say matter. tell the truth. you are defending the people who cause young people to go out and take guns. i listened to them and they don't listen to me. you will never learn anything when you're talking. >> critics say clinton's anti-crime bill led to mass incarcerations, disproportionate disproportionately affecting african-americans. the weather and extent of destruction from the slew of tornadoes that tore across the
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become clear. 13 confirmed tornadoes pounded florida, georgia and alabama. at least one of those with winds of 120 miles an hour. the aftermath is really heartbreaking. homes crushed. properties wiped out. residents facing a long and costly cleanup. it's moving away from there and some are moving north and could produce snow around the great lakes and mountains of vermont and new hampshire and maine. more freezing temperatures again this weekend. the 20s in the northeast and you can see that freeze there, it's dipping far south. well, breaking overnight secretary of state john kerry is in iraq on a surprise visit. he'll meet with the prime minister and other iraqi leaders topping the agenda on this diplomatic mission the battle against isis. kerry was bahrain yesterday for a meeting on the conflicts in syria and yemen. well, nearly a month watch the cold-blooded deadly attack
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one man linked to the bombing is still on the run and investigators don't know his name or where he might be hiding so released this video hoping to get leads. abc's alex marquardt has the latest from brussels. >> reporter: nose new images showing the man in the hat calm calmly walking away from the airport. just minutes earlier explosives ripping through the hall. the third attacker in his tan coat joining the fleeing masses, even running like those around him. then for almost an hour there were no cameras that picked him up. the authorizes say the man was walking through this town which is just outside the airport toward brussels. when he's next seen, the coat is gone. sleeves rolled up. his right arm raised like he's on the phone. authorities believe he walked the six miles into town where he's seen strolling on the sidewalk two hours after the blast. elbow patches on the shirt still wearing that hat. this small intersection is his
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the police are hoping the public sees something they recognize to help lead them to the suspect. alex marquardt, abc news, brussels. president obama is on the west coast for a slew of star-studded democratic fund-raisers. the president landed last night at l.a.x. greeted by a waiting crowd. it came just hours after he took aim on republicans' attempts to block his nominee to the supreme court. merrick garland, until the next president is sworn in. at stake the crucial judicial branch. >> it's not just a matter of who is occupying that ninth seat in the supreme court. it has to do with how we as a democracy operate. >> meantime, republican senator lindsey graham is reversing course saying he will meet with garland. a graham spokesman however said it would be out of courtesy as graham is still opposed to garland's nomination. a u.s. army colonel stationed in baghdad got a firsthand reminder that nothing gets in the way of drills. not even media briefings.
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get away from the windows. take cover and await instructions. >> sorry. couldn't help it. >> good for him. >> that's u.s. army colonel steve warren having a bit of fun there but actually was no laughing matter. 9 u.s. embassy in baghdad has taken indirect fire in the past so the drills, of course, are prudent measures but he's used to it. >> he is but spent time at the pentagon so he's got a good sense of humor. still ahead, the price of stamps going down for the first time in nearly a century. and murder investigation on a college campus. the student now identified as the school gathers overnight for a vigil and the new surveillance video released by police. plus, one of the motion bizarre police chases you'll
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you're watching a brazen gun store burglary in arlington texas that stole more than 50 guns including handguns and rifles before running. a large manhunt is now under way. well, hundreds gathered overnight in austin to remember the university of texas student found murdered. they held a moment of silence and spoke about their friend 18-year-old haruka weiser, the brutal slaying of the theater and dance major has standunned the campus. a man seen riding here is a suspect in the case. weiser is described as a uniquely talented dancer by professors and classmates. well, police in washington state have apprehended one of two dangerous patients who escaped from a psychiatric hospital. 59-year-old mark adams was spotted on a public bus but 28-year-old anthony gar ver
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competent to stand trial two years ago accused of stabbing a woman 24 times in the chest before slashing her throat. they believe he hopped a bus to spokane. after nearly a hundred years this applies to the price of stamps. the price drops this weekend from 49 to 47 cents for a standard letter. a temporary price hike granted to the u.s. postal service in 2014 is expiring. the last time the postage rate decreased was 1919. the senate has rejected legislation that would have prevented airlines from making airline seats even smaller. senator chuck schumer from new york was pushing an amendment to block any more reductions in seat size, legroom and aisle width. schumer complained that as a six-footer he feels cramped in those seats adding it shouldn't cost an arm and leg just to have room for your arms and legs. when we come back, stuck on a cliff and needing rescue. proof that love really does make
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you can see his hair is a little zinged and florida, fish and wildlife is checking him out to make sure he's going to be okay. heading out on your commute expect wet conditions from california to west texas and indiana to tennessee into the northeast. you may also find some ice around the great lakes. and if you're flying you may find airport delays in chicago, detroit, las vegas and phoenix. well, the roads were slick in los angeles yet setting the stage for a particularly wild police chase. >> wild is the word and it involved a convertible with its top down spinning around in doughnuts on sunset boulevard of all places. abc's diane macedo joining us news with the latest on this >> good morning to you. so this started with a burglary, two suspects, a convertible and some rain and ended with many viral videos and no doubt many confused police officers. it's hardly the first police chase captured on live television, but it might be the most bizarre. a convertible raced through the
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the top down for more than an hour with police in hot pursuit sort of it began around 2 p.m. as the call came in and cops started following the mustang and two suspects but while people running from cops try to disappear these guys seemed to want attention or to get wet kicking things off by putting the top down with the rain pouring, the car then picked up speed and drives so dangerously the police cars back off and with though cops behind them the driver starts doing doughnuts across all lanes of traffic and makes two different trips down hollywood boulevard as spectators cheer them on. it is just one of many areas where the passengers stand and waves to onlookers as though on parade, a parade nearly stopped by a tmz bus but not quite. eventually it pulls over on a south l.a. side street. here is where things get weird. the driver sits on the hood of the car as both men exchange hug, high-fives and even selfies
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>> he shook my hand. i told him, i said, hey, man, the police are going to be here soon. don't resist, don't cause any problems. i say, because they're really mad at you guys. >> reporter: when sheriff's againties arrive the two calmly surrender because, you know, you don't want to make a scene. the mustang did clip another car but luckily no one was hurt in the incident. tmz says the bus driver that nearly ended the chase didn't even know it was happening and happened to be changing lanes. >> that was incredible video, diane. thank you so much. firefighters north of l.a. had their hands full with a dramatic rescue in moral bay, 27-year-old michael banks had scaled the 600-foot moro rock. got stuck 80 feet up and he did it all to propose to his girlfriend live on facetime. well, fire crews came to the rescue with a helicopter and a bill for the cost of the rescue, but that's not all. police say banks, banks was high on amphetamine. they arrested him for
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the good news is that his girlfriend, she actually said yes. >> that's the good news. sports at the masters. jordan spiegelth picked up where he left off in first place for ernie els things didn't get off to a good start. check out els on the 1st hole green missing short putt after short putt after short putt and he put it in. officially scores a nine. either way els set the dubious record of having the highest ever score on the 1st hole of the tournament. he finished the day in first -- in 81st place. check out this frightening encounter caught on camera off jupiter, florida. maximo trinidad was overcome bichir terror. a shark suddenly shot at him like a torpedo hitting the surfboard and he was knocked into the water. he was not hurt but saying being close to such a beautiful animal
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the so-called man in the hat. they've released new video showing him running away moments after the airport bombing in brussels. looking at today's weather rain stretching from california through west texas. rain and snow around the great lakes. showers in the northeast, sunny and very warm. almost everywhere else. well, this week's wisconsin primary and loss by donald trump provided great "a" material for the late night comics. >> here now your "friday funnies." >> ted cruz decisively won last night's wisconsin republican primary with almost 50% of the vote. but, wait, if cruz was the winner that means that donald trump was the -- oh, what's the word? >> a loser. >> that's it. that's it. thank you. >> more wisconsinites support ted cruz. >> than those wisconsinites will have to be punished. >> wait, what are you saying?
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>> no, that's not what i said. >> yes t.s. >> you better stop or i'll spill the beans about you. >> ted cruz refused to wear the traditional wisconsin cheesehead. he wouldn't do it. yes, cruz said the cheesehead would compromise the dignity that he one day hopes to have. hillary clinton and bernie sanders have scheduled a debate for next thursday in brooklyn which is about as close as bernie sanders can get to wall street without spontaneously combusting. >> bernie fired up the crowd with his victory speech. >> i think the people of this country are ready for a political revolution, yes, we can, yes, we can. >> yes, we can steal slogans from barack obama. unless that actually is barack obama and he's aged even more than i thought. >> and he's gotten less of a tan as well. >> there you go. well, that's it for us for
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>> my last morning show. i got to thank our producers greg tony and ken and sandy our director. it's been a fun ride, my partner in crime. >> 9 last seven months. >> look forward to merlot and binge-watching netflix over the next week. >> and how about sleep. daylight hours, sun kissing my skin. that's what's paying news in america.


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