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[ sirens ] good morning, america. terror in london. new raids overnight leading to seven arrests. in that deadly attack at the heart of one of the world's most famous tourist spots. a terrorist racing across a packed bridge hitting pedestrians. one woman caught on camera falling into the water. the assailant then slamming into a gateout side parliament stabbing an unarmed officer right under big ben. before being gunned down by police. >> at least three victims killed. dodds more injured. the dramatic images of heroes racing in to save lives. >> the terrorist chose to strike at the heart of our capital city. >> the investigation right now as major cities in the u.s. step up security. we're live from the scene this morning. down to the wire, t
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crucial health care vote just hours away. republicans wrangling last-minute support overnight. the president making personal pitches. and the white house insisting this plan is it. >> there's plan a and plan a. we're going to get this done. >> with millions of people's health care in the balance, can they make a deal? good morning, america. and you're right now at london, the scene of that devastating terror attack. >> here is what key know right now. at least three victims were killed. 29 injured. authorizes believe the suspect was a lone wolf. he was also killed in the attack and there were raids overnight across the uk leading to at least eight arrests. >> and cities around the world are standing in solidarity with london. orlando, tel aviv and more lighting monuments in the union jack
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the eiffel tower going dark to pay tribute to vics. >> yes, we do have team coverage. our cheern foreign correspondent terry moran starts us off from london. good morning, terry. >> reporter: good morning, robin. it is an eerie scene, this heart of london. usually such a bustling area but now a crime scene. this is where it ended. right there under the shadow of big ben where the attacker was killed and we know now he was british born. homegrown terror inspired by islamist ideology and acting alone although authorities are withholding his identity. up in birmingham resulting in eight arrests as authorities try to get to the bottom and unravel the worst terrorist attack in the united kingdom in more than a decade. mayhem in the streets of london. the moment the terrorist attacks. tourists f
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victims strewn across the westminster bridge. bystanders frantically trying to save the wounded. the attack unfolded 2:40 wednesday afternoon. you can see a gray hyundai barreling down the packed bridge aiming for pedestrians. one woman falling or jumping off the bridge there. that woman seriously injured but this morning she's alive. >> a car speeding up straightaway. the first hit even the second people and the third time he was doing, no one realized it. as he done it in and out zigzag. >> reporter: crashing into a railing just outside parliament before fleeing his car charging the gates and stabbed an unarmed police officer who confronted him. police then shooting the attacker. >> there were bodies literally -- in must have been about 10. >> reporter: tourists trapped in the london eye watching the carnage unfold below. >> more sirens so i knew something big happened. >> reporter: this
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politician tobias ellwood trying to save that police officer. performing cpr and giving him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. inside the government on lockdown. >> this house is now suspended but please wait here. >> reporter: britain's prime minister rushed away to safety later addressing a shocked nation. >> the likes of this attack was no accident. the terrorist chose to strike at the heart of our capital city. >> reporter: in all three were killed and the assailant was killed and at least 40 injured including a group of french teenagers on a class trip. >> it was super hectic. you could see people running around. people looked scared. >> reporter: among the deceased that brave police officer keith palmer, a 15 year-veteran stabbed and succumbing to his injuries. so, while police are still processing this vast crime scene, one final note, parliament is back at business under big ben in the houses of parliament ther
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we are not afraid is the slogan you hear again and again around london today. amy. >> all right, terry, thank you. as we just heard, that suspect was known to authorities. there was no meet claim of responsibility but british prime minister theresa may called the violence a sick and depraved terrorist attack. let's go to abc's alex marquardt with the latest on the investigation right now. good morning, alex. >> reporter: good morning, amy. that's right. he was also a british national who was known to the intelligence services and this morning the authorities are saying that he was inspired by what they're calling international islamist terrorism. overnight raids carried out in london, the city of birmingham and elsewhere as police and intelligence services hunt for information on the background of the attacker and any possible ties to terror groups. the uk's top counterterrorism official announcing this morning eight were arrested in the six raids carried out. this birmingham apartment searched by the authorities, it's still unclear what links thos
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attacker. a witness would works near that apartment saying, quote, the man from london lived here. the bbc reporting that the gray hyundai su vuchlt that the attacker used to plow into pedestrians on westminster bridge was rented in a nearby suburb. little has been revealed about the identity of the attacker. seen here after he was shot by police. >> continues to go on with our investigation that this attacker acted alone inspired by international terrorism. ♪ >> reporter: atack happening on the anniversary of last year's deadly isis bombings in brussels. counterterror officials say 13 plots have been thwarted in the uk in the past four years but stopping a lone wolf using such basic terror tactics can be next to impossible. >> it's very hard to prevent an attack if you like a low tack attack happening once an individual is inspired to carry one out. if you haven't got the intelligence to know it is happening it is very, very hard to preve
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once the attack actually takes place. >> reporter: until now the uk has been spared the terror attacks that we've seen across europe over the past two years. for now officials say there are no known plots in the works, but the threat level is at its second highest level meaning that sadly another attack is highly likely. robin. >> alec, thank you. we'll bring in martha raddatz who we know that authorities are saying that attacks seems to be linked to islamic terrorism. you're saying isis is maybe getting squeezed and getting desperate. >> reporter: they are. if you're looking at what is happening on the battlefields it looks bad for isis and have lost more than 60% of the terrain they once controlled in iraq. 30% in syria and they've lost tens of thousands of their fighters in the targeted strikes. but it really does seem that the greater the success that the u.s. and its allies are having on the battlefield the more
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you've heard those isis leaders say to followers if they can't carry out attacks with explosives or firearms they should use knives or cars or whatever they can. >> are they still largely recruiting online and if so, how is the administration responding. >> reporter: secretary of state rex tillerson said this week the goal is to stop isis from getting its message out. but that is a very tough goal. although they've made progress but if you just look at the numbers in britain alone, they have some 850 people who have traveled to syria and iraq to support isis and about half of those have now returned to britain and as we have seen far too many time, robin, it only takes one to reek horrible destruction. >> you're right, martha. thank you, michael. >> security here at home is stepping up in response to the attack and pierre thomas has more from washington. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: good morning, michael. some major cities including new york are stepping up
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landmarks but this morning our sources are saying there's no intelligence pointing to a specific plot here at home. but make no mistake stabbings and attacks by vehicles are among the biggest concerns law enforcement officials have in terms of terror. four different bulletins warning about attacks involving vehicles or knives. what isis has been calling for and it's working. there have been at least 14 vehicle attacks since 2014 including the horrific massacre in nice, france, the berlin christmas market nightmare and here at home at ohio state when a suspect hit pedestrians and then stabbed multiple people, michael. >> pierre, how would the u.s. law enforcement, how are they responding? >> reporter: the good news is u.s. law enforcement has been thinking about and preparing for these kind of attacks for years. in new york city, during the times scare new year's celebration dump trucks and others were put up to prevent access and dump trucks were used at the republican national
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traveling along streets full of pedestrians. how do you protect those people? >> we'll have a lot more on the attack just ahead. now let's turn to the battle over health care. the house is scheduled to hold that crucial vote on the republican bill today. and negotiations are coming down to the wire. our congressional correspondent mary bruce has the latest, joins us from capitol hill. good morning, mary. >> reporter: good morning, robin. well, it was a late night of negotiating here and this morning republican leaders are still struggling to unite their party. now, there are signs of optimism but still no firm agreement. >> easy, guys. >> reporter: overnight republicans scrambling to negotiate as it hits a wall. >> we think there are ways to improve it that will get enough votes, but so far we don't have any language. >> reporter: the bill's opponents huddling late into the night but this morning still no deal. >> i'm not going to stay up all night trying
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out without anticipating a vote tomorrow. >> reporter: signs of progress from the conservative opponents but changes offered to satisfy the right risk jeopardizing the moderates and this morning, the list of nos is growing. by our count at least 30 republicans still oppose. more than enough votes to kill the bill in the house. it's been a frantic push to the finish. >> guy, stop pushing. >> reporter: the president and vice president have been working the phones making in person pitches but it doesn't seem to be working. >> it's not going to pass as it stands right now unless they make major changes to it. >> reporter: hold-outs are demanding chicagos. among other things conservatives want the bill to further lower premiums. republican leaders and the white house are open to negotiations but they're also adamant, this is their best shot to overhaul obamacare. >> there's no plan b. there's a plan a and plan a. we'll get this done. >> reporter: but it's unclear if they can overcome the resistance.
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mr. mr. president, if the house and people like their doctor can they keep their doctor? >> reporter: the president is lobbying hard and he'll meet with conservative hold-outs at the white house while on capitol hill the speaker will huddle with his members as they try to strike a deal. robin. >> all that going on, still expecting a vote by tonight? >> reporter: yeah, that vote is still a go even though many republicans say this bill still isn't going anywhere. >> mary, thank you. all right, now to that stunning moment in washington. a top lawmaker on the house intelligence committee telling the press that surveillance of the trump team may have happened indianapolis dentally. president trump is responding and abc's senior white house correspondent cecilia vega has all of those details. good morning, cecilia. >> reporter: amy, good morning. this was an extraordinary public display of what is usually secret information and it has reignited the debate over the validity of the president's wiretapping claims. he says he feels somewhat
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vindicated but so many others on capitol hill say not so fast. >> good morning. >> reporter: the top republican on the house intelligence committee delivering this claim in front of the cameras. >> on numerous occasions the intelligence community incidentally collected information about u.s. citizens involved in the trump transition. >> reporter: devin nunes says during the surveillance of foreign nationals, u.s. intelligence officials may have inadvertently picked up the communications of president trump's transition team, possibly even the president himself. >> i guess it all depends on the one definition of spying. i mean clearly it bothers me enough, i'm not comfortable with it. >> reporter: nunes offering few details but saying the communications are not related to the fbi's investigation into the campaign and russia. making the surprise announcement to the media even before he told the intelligence community or other members of his committee. nunes, a prominent member of the president's transition team, then went straight to the oval
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directly to the president himself. and then he did another round of press. >> what i've read bothers me and i think it should bother the president himself and his team. >> reporter: the president calling it vindication for his baseless twitter claims that president obama wiretapped him. >> do you feel vindicated by chairman nunes? >> i somewhat do. i must tell you i somewhat do relationship even if president trump was inadvertently caught in legal surveillance that's a far cry from the allegation that his predecessor illegally wiretapped him. the top democrat on the house intelligence committee blasting his republican counterpart calling for an independent investigation. >> there is still no evidence that the president was wiretapped by his predecessor. >> reporter: and the calls for an independent investigation are growing louder and it is not
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senator john mccain now says congress no longer has the credibility to independently investigate russia's role in the election, robin. >> all right. thank you so much, we'll bring in our chief white house correspondent jon karl. i know you have a lot to say about that. you heard what cecilia just said about what congressman nunes said. an extraordinary moment. what has been the response from the white house to his statements? >> reporter: well, you've heard the president say he feels somewhat vindicated. but as chairman nunes made it clear, he was talking about so-called incidental collection, absolutely nothing that he says he has found as he said would prove the allegations that trump tower was wiretapped. more seriously. the impact of his actions yesterday of chairman nunes' actions yesterday raise questions about whether or not his committee can conduct a bipartisan and impartial investigation about the russian interference in the electric. he ran down to the white house yesterday to brief the president on what he found.
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you would expect a white house staffer to do, not the chairman of a committee that is investigating the white house itself or associates of the white house. >> there was a lot of talk yesterday about paul manafort and what he -- the supposed ties between him anna billionaire in russia and possible links with putin. is the white house concerned about these. >> reporter: i'll let you hear directly from the white house on this. i don't sense any concern at all and asked about it yesterday. here's the exchange. >> i don't know to look back right now and to say, if we knew knew what we know then would we have done things differently. that's a question the president would have to weigh. >> you're saying he didn't know. >> of course not. >> something he would want to know, wouldn't he? >> maybe. maybe not. >> so, the white house is aing that the president didn't know about manafort's connections and maybe, maybe not wouldn't even have wanted to know about them. >> how about the health care bill, of course, that's very much
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possibly and what does president trump feel his chances are at this point? >> reporter: you heard mary bruce say there are now more than enough republicans against this to kill the bill but i tell you, do not count out president trump on this. he is a few votes shy, maybe a dozen but i believe that he -- i think he's got a good chance of getting it done and they are confident here. >> thanks so much. going to go to ginger with severe weather that is moving into the plains. >> that's right, robin. you know that same low pressure system now in the rockies, in the wake of it we've got this in santa maria, california, north of santa barbara, cold air funnel, a little less dangerous than a tornado and can see some circulation. turbulent atmosphere. that low moves across tonight that line starts up in parts of the texas and oklahoma panhandles and has to look out for damaging winds and isolated tornadoes and tomorrow through the day dallas, houston, little
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♪ time to shine. orbit. back here on "gma" and you're looking at the scene of that deadly terror attack in the heart of london learning more about the suspect this morning who killed at least three people before he was gunned down by police and we're going to hear from an american couple who were there on the scene. we'll hear from them in just a moment. also, right now, all eyes are on capitol hill where that crucial health care vote is set to take place in the house today. republican leaders scrambling overnight to get skeptical conservatives on board. they need 216 votes in favor to move forward. 22 no votes from republicans would kill the bill. the vote could go late into the night. everybody, get out those brackets if you already didn't crumble them up and throw them away. the sweet 16 kicks off tonight. we have south carolina's coach here live after that huge duke
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in our big board. >> we will just ahead. first back to abc's terry moran. he is there in london. has the latest on the attack there. terry. >> reporter: good morning, robin. well, the police are still processing this crime scene. less than a day after it took place yesterday afternoon when the lone suspect drove his hyundai suv at high speed, the 800 feet along westminster bridge ramming people, running them over before crashing that vehicle into the fence surrounding parliament. he jumped out and attacked a police officer. stabbing him in the face, in the neck, in the head. that officer later dying. police finally confronting the suspect and shooting him. he later died. three killed, 29 injured in this rampage and we're learning more about that suspect. he was born in britain. this is a homegrown attack. he was known to intelligence services although they did not know about this plot and they believe he acted alone, inspired
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london is getting back to business but prime minister theresa may spoke to the nation this morning from the house of commons. >> yesterday an act of terrorism tried to silence our democracy. but today we meet as normal, as generations have done before us and as future generations will continue to do to deliver a simple message, we are not afraid. >> reporter: overnight, police raided houses here in london and up in birmingham. they arrested eight suspects as they try to unravel this worst terrorist attack in the united kingdom in more than a decade. amy. >> terry, thank you. we're joined now by eyewitnesses bradford and joanne buck visiting london from connecticut. want to welcome you this morning and i know that you are were doing sightseeing and came up from the underground and shocked by what you saw. tell me what happened.
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underground right opposite big ben and parliament, we saw all this commotion going on, looked over, there was a car crashed into the gate. door open and there was a man down right next to the car all curled up and another person with hands over his head like, you know, couldn't believe what happened and then the next thing i saw was a few police officers with machine guns running around so very, very hectic, this must have just happened when we came up from the underground. >> bradford and joanne, bradford, you had the idea to quickly take cover. tell me what you did next. instinct kicd in, i imagine. >> right, it took a few minutes to sink in then when i saw the police with the machine guns this, is not good so i told our friend kathy and my wife joanne to get behind some columns that right next to us and get behind that and then we still were in kind of shock and then after another few more minutes i said to our fen
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wife, let's get out of here. >> i know you all are from connecticut. unfortunately here in the states we're no stranger to terror attacks in boston, in new york. but i can't imagine you're on vacation. you're carefree at that moment. joanne, what were you thinking when you saw what was going on and your husband is telling you to take cover? >> just couldn't believe it was happening. just so surreal. you're seeing what's going on but it's almost not processing at the same time. just saw the machine guns and knew we had to take cover quickly. >> after the events unfolded yesterday, tell me about what you all did and what your plans are in terms of staying in london after experiencing the unthinkable there and what is the mood like in london right now? >> the mood in religion, i mean, the people are great. i mean they're going about their business. there's a lot of police officers with machine guns walking around which we hadn't seen before this happened but the mood of the people, it's great. and, you know, we're going to carry on with our vacation
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us. >> right. >> hope to finish our sightseeing while we are here in london. >> we certainly wish you the very best. bradford and joanne buck, thanks for joining us. >> so many stand on that bridge to get those iconic photos. >> we've all been there. >> carry on. i love what they said. >> i did too. turning to a tragic hate crime here in new york city. a suspected killer is now in custody accused of stabbing an african-american man on the street. abc's linsey davis has that story for us. good morning, linsey. >> reporter: good morning, robin. that stabbing happened just about two blocks away from here. the vic was then able to make his way here to this police station. he staggered in in critical condition and later died at a hospital. there have been more than 100 reports of hate crimes in new york city so far this year. that's more than double this time last year. police say this surveillance video shows the moments right after james harris jackson stabbed a black man i
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of new york city simply because of the color of his skin. jackson, seen here being escorted out of a new york police precinct is behind bars this morning. police say the 28-year-old army veteran violently attacked timothy kauffman and they say he was motivated by his hatred for black people. >> it is believed he was specifically intending to target male blacks. it's well over ten years that he has been harboring these feelings of hate towards male blacks. >> reporter: jackson was caught on surveillance camera runing away from this manhattan corner shortly after 11:00 monday night where 66-year-old kauffman a can and bottle recycling was rifling through the trash when police say he was stabbed multiple times with this 26-inch black sword. police say he wrote a manifesto about coming to new york city from his home in baltimore to attack black people. >> the reason why he picked new york is because it's the media capital of the world. >> reporter: jackson told police he traveled to new york on a bus friday where he stayed in a hotel until monday afternoon. at which point authorities
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the city. investigators say they believe jackson considered other attacks but turned himself in 24 hours after the killing, telling officers he was the man they were looking for. jackson is currently being charged with second degree murder. but police are working to add hate crime to yougrade that charge to first degree murder. robin. >> frightening, linsey, thank you. thank you, robin. coming up, lucky to be alive. how a college student survived five days in the arizona desert. that abc news exclusive is coming up next.
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this young woman after her car ran out of gas in the desert with no gps and no cell service. authorities say she survived because she did everything right. a college student stranded in the grand canyon for five days. trapped in a desperate fight for survival. >> i was panicking and crying and sobbing and i was a mess. >> reporter: amber vanhecke was sightseeing when she says her google map apps sent her down a road that didn't exist. her car ran out of gas in the middle of the canyon's rough terrain. unable to get cell service she made a series of videos saying good-bye to her family. just in case she didn't return. >> i just want to go home. >> reporter: determined not to give up, she began to make help signs out of rocks. as one day turned to the neck, she finally glimpsed a sign of life. and gave
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>> tried to chase down a truck. but they didn't see me in their rear view. i'm okay. >> reporter: finally on the fourth day she decided to hike 11 miles to try to find a cell signal. leaving a note in her car explaining that she was walking east. >> i felt very disconnected from just everything and everyone and i was like, is there even a search out? at some point that question crossed my mind. apparently there was a miscommunication and no one was looking for me at all. >> reporter: she finally managed to get a signal and reach 911. but she was cut off while trying to explain where she was. in despair she began the long hike back to the car. the call worked. after 119 excruciating hours a helicopter rescue crew was able to find her, spotting her car and that help sign. >> she was a survivor and did a lot of things that
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survive. so, those notes were clues and those clues led us to where she was. >> reporter: they found amber waving frantically, a few miles from the vehicle. she was treated for exposure and dehydration. and a day later back to sightseeing showing off her sunburn in a flagstaff observatory. >> five days ago i thought i was going to die in the desert. and now i'm going -- trying to go to class and trying to be normal. >> well, amber had food and water in her car and she rationed it over the five days. the highlight of her rescue, she's says, the emt, the helicopter emt flirted with her and said i'd be happy to get lost with you. they were very impressed with her survival skills. >> and talked about she was wondering if anyone was looking for her but she wasn't reported missing. >> so, no one knew she was missing. she posted her itinerary on facebook going on this trip alone. but apparently her friends and family thought, well, we haven't
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so weren't worried. her mom had a sixth sense and was concerned but she emerged after this excruciating experience and no one knew she was gone. >> she took it on her own to get out there and get help and very impressive, thank you. coming up on our big board, sweet 16 time and the coach at the center of one of the biggest upsets coach manage martin is here. can they pull off another win? we're back in two minutes. that's right, baby.
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night now. my nephew played at baylor, but he's no longer there so it's okay. that emotional win over duke, i mean, and to see your players, how they responded and doused you and everything and just the emotion that you showed. just tell us what that moment meant to you. >> yeah, you know, robin, as both of you remember back, you know, you show up in college and you're kind of 17, 18 years old and it's hard to have a conversation with a coach because you don't know how to do it. and all of a sudden those kids that signed up four years ago, five years ago and now they're seniors and now i sit down and i have grown men conversations with them and to know that they came here when we weren't very good and never gave in to losing and grew and came in every day and all they wanted was like, frank, guide me. what do we need to do and here four years later not only are we playing to go to the sweet 16 but they hadhe
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beat duke and coach k, you know, as a coach, i'm looking down there and i'm seeing k going what am i doing here. >> oh, come on. >> i'm just telling you, he's one of the guys i grew up idolizing. the players, they've never been on that stage. they walk out and you got to have courage to have the belief that you cannot just win that game but look over there and see coach k and duke. you got to have courage. >> just thinking about -- i had some flashbacks. >> ah. >> listening to you, coach. >> put me in, coach. >> you had fallen behind early in a situation you feel, wow, this is kind of over my head. you know your players are young and never been in that situation against a team like duke. what do you say to them at halftime or during the game or in the fourth quarter when it's crucial that you held on for that win. >> yeah, you know, michael, i think the biggest misconception that exists, not just with me but most coaches is we come into halftime and throw chairs and punch walls. >> we watch movies. >> you know.
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you have an unbelievable group of kids that believe in what you're doing. and i walked in and i said to them, i said, hey, you guys are the ones playing. not me. i'm sitting here watching you. defensively do you think we can do this. he said we got them. i said, i see that so just relax. our guys were so nervous we're missing shots early in the game. i said, just relax. somebody, have courage and make one shot. and it's going to relax everybody. we're okay and then we went out and when they called time-out, because we had the breakaway dpufk to cut it to one we were in our huddle and i looked -- i'm looking at my guys and i'm seeing their eyes and i'm thinking to myself, these guys really think that we're winning had thing. this is unbelievable. and i know just kept going and we closed it out. unbelievable. >> now, i know sometimes and it's so silly when people -- is there going to be a letdown? you had this big win and will you have a big letdown against baylor. you're playing in new york city. how doou
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>> that's my job. they're kids. you no, even though some them we just said they've become men and i can have certain conversations, all this is new to them. you know, the moment, that's my job. i have to make sure that i'm a big believer in communication. that's my educational background. you have to communicate. i say this to my staff all the time. if we don't speak to our players every day about everything that matters someone else will. so don't get frustrated when they listen to someone else. especially in today's day and age of social media, there's so many voices, so many words in their heads, wife to make sure that we are articulating what we need from them every single day so they can stay consistent. >> don't you miss having a coach. listening to him. just talking back this those days. >> you got to come back, coach. you know, it's a special day. i love that you're not upset because you upset so many brackets. so happy with that and another reason, it is your birthday. it is your birthday. we need your wife to come over re
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come on. >> oh, my gosh. >> we need your wife. >> bring her with the cake. >> come on. >> how are you? >> how are you? >> i got set up. >> the big setup. >> i got set up. >> how are you? >> coach, this is not a setup. this is a celebration. >> not bad. that's awesome. >> we couldn't spring for the candles. >> but, you know, i have to say also we got to give a thoughtout to the women's team. they're in the round of 16 too. dawn shalely speaks so highly of the program there. it's a great time to be in the gamecocks' program all the way around. >> happy birthday again. thank you for joining us. we really appreciate it. good luck. good luck in the tournament. everybody, coming up, big "deals & steals" on beauty and skin care products and they're starting at just $2.50 but until then we'll have some cake. >> whoo!
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>> anchor: there are extra police on happened. the school was brought into the national spot lot after reports of a rape in a teenager girl in the bathroom a week ago. both teens are expected of being in the country illegally. a man in critical condition after being shot by a police officer on barnaby road in southeast dc. when police arrived they found the suspect in the gun in the apartment, a struggle broke out, the officer fired. the officer was not hurt. police say the suspect was using drugs. a cold morning, bundlal. here is veronica johnson. >> reporter: cool, sunshine.
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temperatures below average. near 50 and 2, 3:00. lunchtime temperature, close to 40. dry conditions expected today. perfect weather this weekend for the blossoms. we hit peak this weekend as a matter of fact, lots of color. look at the temperatures for saturday, low 70s across the area. mid 60s on sunday. rain comes in late sundays. >> reporter: on the roads, we are dealing with a crash on the capital beltway, inner loop at new hampshire avenue. a crash off new hampshire avenue at oak very drive on the big picture map, we're seeing the red, especially on northbound 395, on the brakes from the springfield mixing bowl past the landmark interchanges. on traffic land cameras you can get a live look at the gridlock, eastbound on interstate 66 from manassas into centreville and slow ride southbound i270, trying to connect with the i270 spur where we are dealing with a crash on the left side of the roadway.
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melanie, over to you. >> anchor: thank you so much. you can get more news, weather and traffic on good morning washington on news channel 8. i'll be back with another local update in 30 minutes. now over to good morning america.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. deadly rampage. terror attack in the heart of london. at least four killed. dozens more wounded after the attacker plowed into pedestrians on a packed bridge. new raids overnight leading to at least eight arrests. security now stepped up in cities all across the u.s. we'll have the latest this morning. down to the wire. the crucial health care vote now just hours away. republicans racing to build last-minute support. the president trying to rally the final few votes he needs. millions of americans' health care in the balance. can they make a deal today? shocking marriage secret. the mother behind a popular parenting site revealing she's been helping her husband hide his sexuality for 15 years. why she didn't want to walk away and what they told us overnight
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children first. ♪ the healing power of dogs. how they shape our lives for the better. from my dear kj to this cocker spaniel named rudy, lessons of unconditional love celebrated this morning. ♪ i'm glad you came and "chips" is back. michael pena here live. and he's here to say -- >> good morning, america. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ we know what you've been doing when we were downstairs. you've been ready for that moment. thank you very much. happy friday eve to everyone. >> all right. yeah, thank you for being with us. and it's always great to have sara here with us. >> always great to have sara haines and also great to have tory johnson here. >> yeah. >>
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and great "deals & steals" to help your inner beauty shine. >> with elena george. >> yeah. [ applause ] >> looking good. >> but first let's get the latest headlines. paula faris has that. the morning rundown. good morning. >> good morning to you, robin. good morning. we begin with new details about the attack outside the british parliament in london. parliament is back in session after a series of anti-terror raids overnight and we're learning more about the attacker who police say drove a car through a crowd and fatally stabbed a police officer. abc's alex marquardt is there with the very latest. alex. >> reporter: good morning, paula. that's right. eight arrests made overnight in six different raids in london and the city of birmingham and elsewhere in the uk. just a short time ago in parliament back in session today british prime minister theresa may saying the attacker was known to the authorities and was a british national. the authorities do believe that he acted alone. that he was inspired by
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they're calling international islamist terrorism after yesterday's attack at least four were killed including juan police officer and two civilians. dozens more were wounded. until now the uk has been spared much of the terror that we've seen across europe in the past two years. for now the uk authorities do not believe that there are any more plots in the works but the terror threat level remains at sweater, the second highest level meaning sadly another tack is highly likely. paula. >> sad, indeed, alex, thank you for your reporting. queen elizabeth said my thought, prayers and deepest sympathy are with all those who have been affected by yesterday's awful violence of i know i speak for everyone in expressing my enduring thanks and admiration for members of the metropolitan police service and all who work so selflessly to protect others, end quote. meantime, president trump is scrambling to rally support for the republican plan to replace obamacare. the house is set to vote on the bill tonight. right now it appea
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least nine votes short. president trump insists that there is not a plan b. and a shooting spree has ended with the death of a police officer and three other people in northern wisconsin. police say it started with a domestic dispute at a bank followed by shootings at a law firm and an apartment complex where the suspect was taken into custody. in alabama police there have arrested a man they say kidnapped a nursing student who escaped from the trunk of her car at this gas station. investigators say the kidnapping was completely random and the suspect had just been released from prison on a drug charge. they say that he made brittany diggs drive to several atms for cash. diggs says that she used the light from her insulin pump to find the release latch and open that trunk. and a drug company exec linked to a nationwide meningitis outbreak has been convicted of fraud and other charges but the jury in boston cleared barry cadden of murder charges.
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particular outbreak. cadden was accused of ignoring unsanitary conditions. finally on this thursday quite a racket at the miami tennis open. an iguana got loose during a match, perching atop the scoreboard and there he is running across the court stopping play for several minutes. eventually someone used a towel to grab and carry him off but not before one of the players, tommy haas snapped this selfie, you guys. if an iguana could talk and wanted to ask him why, why he was doing that, he probably would just say because i iguana play tennis. >> you know you would have done it too. >> totally would have done it. >> just something -- >> i didn't know they move that fast. >> that's a good question, sara. i can't answer this because it's not science class. >> you look that that, paula. >> i will and i have exceeded my bad jokes for the day. i'm just going to say bye and have a good rest of the show. >> thank you, paula. thank you very much. please welcome sara haines with a little
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>> thank you. [ applause ] it is time now for some "pop news." beyonce made a texas teenager's dream come true by giving her a surprise facetime call. ebony banks is fighting cancer and her classmates started the hashtag as a special graduation present for the senior who had a special commencement earlier this month. didn't take long for the queen to get the message. >> hi. >> hi. >> i love you, beyonce. >> i love you too. >> oh. >> ebony from all of us here at "gma" we are sending our love. what a beautiful story, though, i love that all the kids came together to make that hashtag happen. look at this. that is 3-year-old estella right there and she just stole the pope's hat. >> oh! >> her family was on vacation in rome and her godfather was trying to hold her up for a kiss on the cheek but his holiness to
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if there is le one person that's going to forgive you, it's definitely the pope. >> just such a look of satisfaction on her face too. you see that. >> from the moment she came in she was like -- >> she was going to grab anything she could get her hans on. finally, you what we've been waiting for, bring on the puppies. [ cheers and applause ] it is happy, happy national puppy day, everyone. in celebration we woke these pups up in pajamas. oh. extra early so they could sit with this thursday's edition of "pup news." many sent in snaps of your puppies. here's a few fun facts. one in three americans say puppies teach patients. >> true. >> true. >> one out of five say they prefer a puppy over a date. duh. and more than half of dog owners say i love you regularly, double true. and if you want to find out for yourself what's all
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your puppy love on. find these guys at the north shore animal league in america. sorry of america. but we all have dogs, right? >> yeah. and that's where amber and i had our rescue, north shore. wonderful people there. wonderful little puppies here. >> look at these eyes. >> and there's so many places you can rescue. north shore is one of the best. there's also some people say i don't want to rescue because i want a specific type. if you have a little patience and google their rescue, there are places. there's so many dogs that need homes. >> nothing like a dog's love. >> oh. >> puppy breath. >> mine is rambunctious. >> puppies can be high maintenance. >> yeah. >> peoples can be -- >> ah. thirsty. hey. >> i love that. >> yeah. >> you are so cute. >> coming up,
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we are back now with that personal revelation from the blogger behind the popular parenting site scary mommy. jill smokler saying the father of her three children is gay and they're now getting a divorce. jesse palmer is here with more on that. good morning, jesse. >> jill's revealing now why they decided to keep her husband's sexuality a secret for so long. and what drove them to finally go public. take a look. jeff smokler knew at 18 years old jill was his soul
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couple got married but just two years into their marriage, a shocking secret. jeff began questioning his sexuality. the first person he opened up to, his wife. >> the first person that he told was his best friend. which was his wife jill. and she just said that she wasn't ready to let go of the relationship. >> reporter: the couple went on to have three children. jill keeping jeff's secret for 15 years. going on to create the popular parenting blog scary mommy. sharing tips on pregnancy, love and marriage but no mention of her husband's secret. until earlier this month when jill announced they were getting divorced writing on facebook while we will no longer love each other as husband and wife we remain deeply committed to one another as partners and co-pardons. now, the couple opening up to "people" magazine, jill saying that staying with her husband was never a question. i signed on for this. i could have opted out but i couldn't wrap my head around the feeling that jeff was my person and now i have to walk away. it's not a secret that
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from me. it was our secret and we were in it together. i didn't want to walk away. >> she needed to accept the fact that even though they were very close and they had a love for one another, that the passion was missing. >> reporter: while they say their journey took an emotional toll they're hoping to inspire others by being honest with their kids telling them the reason behind the divorce. jeff telling "people" we want show folks that you can do doris in a way that not just puts your children first but can come from a place of love. in our case there's never been a shortage of love. the couple telling us we've been showered with love which is exactly what we want our kids to take away from this experience. love is love is love. and the new issue of "people" will hit newsstands nationwide tomorrow. >> all right, jess, thanks very much for sharing with us. we got "deals & steals" coming up next. [ cheers and applause ] i sure had a lot to think about. what about the people i care about? ...including this little girl.
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>> anchor: good morning, washington! i'm melanie hastings. here is a check of your stop stories today, metro is expected to give final aprompt to a budget that calls for fair hikes and service cuts. most bus and trains fares would increase by a quarter. you'll pie a dime more for rush hour fares. the trains only run once every 8 minutes at peak hours. right now they run every 6 minutes. the new budget is expected to take effect in july. a petco worker is recovering after possibly being shocked on the job. the utility tells us that sometime last night a worker made contact with a live wire at the bells mill subject station on west lake drive. taken to the hospital for observation. winter roars back for one more day. here is veronica
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>> reporter: less wind today, cool, sunshine. nice day to get out, feeling less like winter. temperatures below average. near 50 and 2, 3:00. you can see your lunchtime temperature, close to 40. dry conditions expected today. perfect weather this weekend for the blossoms. we hit peak this weekend as a around the title basin. look at the temperatures for saturday, low 70s across the area. mid 60s on sunday. rain comes in late sunday. >> reporter: we have a color on the big picture map. we are dealing with quite a few incidences around the capital beltway, including a new crash that just came in on the inner loop after van dorn before you reach the springfield mixing bowl. of course on the north side near new hampshire avenue where we have finally cleared the inner loop crash. on the trafficland cameras, you can see volumes making the ride toward the i270 spur where we are dealing with a crash in the center of the roadway, and
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♪ life is a highway ♪ i wanna ride it all night long ♪ [ cheers and applause ] look at you. we welcome you back and have this great crowd you've been hearing. [ cheers and applause ] north carolina, yeah, guys. i think we have room for one more. what do you think? one more? [ cheers and applause ] we've got a great guest from the new movie "chips" please welcome none other than michael pena. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ all night long >> hi. i'm a hugger. >> you're a hugger? >> i'm a hugger. >> a am too. let's hug. >> i know. hug it out. good to see you, michael. [ cheers and applause ]
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>> all right. what's up? >> you guys remind me of dax and kristen who are like huggers. >> dax was here yesterday and kristen is coming tomorrow. >> oh, she is is there he was singing your praises. >> oh, really. >> he said he knew all along that you were the perfect one. >> he sole the movie without even telling me that i'm starring in it. that's like me selling a movie like starring brad pitt, 'getting to do it, trust me. >> yeah, but that's good. he had you in mind for this role when he wrote it. >> i got to be surprised. i mean, you know, because erik estrada made it famous and that dude was like 25 when he started "chips." li i'm like a solid six. you want me to play ponch. okay, cool. >> you mentioned kristen a, dax wife but your son became kristen's best friend of all time. >> kristen has this -- i don't know. she's like a magician.
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him over. here's kristen and she went to the kitchen and my son is just like a zombie and i'm like, roman, what are you doing and he's like, i don't know. >> he's mesmerized? and i'm like, you know, i don't know. >> how are you on the bike? you a motorcycle man. >> not good. [ laughter ] i'm not going to lie. i was on the trailer a lot. i got really good at that. >> how was it when you got on the bike for the first time. >> well, like because i'm not 22 anymore like when i got on the bike like even right here i'm like, i can die. this is real. >> oh, you know you're old when that plays out in your head. this is so dangerous. it's like different, instead of -- yeah, that's me. oh. that was perfect. >> and that was just an outtake. i understand -- >> that was an outtake, exactly. >> you tried dangerously slow. >> no, i do have a bike and when i was training i was that guy that -- it's almost like having
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guy. beep, beep, beep. i was like, nope, i'm not speeding up. i don't care. >> you want a moped but what's the scariest stunt you ever had to do for a movie? >> i'm not a stunt guy. i literally like maybe walking. >> that was impressive, yeah. we've got an exclusive clip here on "gma." >> oh, do you. >> shows one of your stunts? oh. >> come on, upon. you can do it. just do it, just hit it. just hit the throttle and you got to do it. just come over. come on over. you got this, man. you can make it. >> i didn't make it. >> oh, my. [ cheers and applause ] >> that's good. like i was learning how to ride a bike and i showed like the first time i was like, oh, wow, this is really good and i sent dax a video and i was going like 15 miles an hour.
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he's like i'm nottism pressed. then he wrote that scene. perfect for that. >> you are so businey, looking forward to "a wrinkle this time." >> it's funny. that i'm like and doing "antman," the sequel. >> yeah. [ applause ] >> busy, busy. >> and like i can't say anything about them. >> what do you mean. >> one lady was really mad. sorry. nah. >> nothing. >> nothing. you sign this nondisclosure and literally i'm in the movie. >> you did get something from oprah. >> she sent out a video and said it's more exciting than when i gave everyone cars in the audience. oh, we're going to get a car. we're going to get a car. we're giving you a juicer. okay. all right. all right. oprah. >> i see what you're doing there. >> yeah, yeah,
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i was like -- my wife was -- we were looking at the video. oh, we're getting a hummer maybe. we're going to get a juicer. that's good. that's really good. organic, cool. >> getting healthy. but little known fact you're a musician, by the way. >> yeah, i was a drummer for this band called nico vega. >> you guys had a hit. >> yeah, we had a -- this beast that we wrote on my birthday. ♪ >> there it is. >> there it is right there. >> oh, wow. we're hearing it. >> you wrote it on your birthday which makes it even more special. you're a musician. >> see, the drums are very simple. i'm just doing this. it's like that little toy. that's all i'm doing. i'm acting like a drummer. [ applause ] >> close enough. >> yeah. all right. you're a musician. you're here for "chips." homage to the '70s so we'll play a game. weal
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tune that beat around. like ♪ turn the beat." tune that beat around. [ cheers and applause ] we have these cards in front of you. no, don't touch them yet. now, what you'll do is you'll pick the card up. has a name of a '70s card on it and you have to hum the song and everybody else will have to guess. >> oh, my gosh, i've done this before. >> michael, really? >> cranium. >> you're in the center seat. that's the power seat. you're up first. >> i'm the dealer. >> no, don't look at the card. >> he's going to hum it. guess. [ humming [ singing "by you, mary" in spanish ] -- >> you're a musician. >> robin. >> i get it. >> there you go. there you go.
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>> you're a little pitchy, michael. >> i've been doing a lot of interviews. >> they got it earlier. they just wanted you to keep on going. that's why they did it like that. >> is that it? >> sara, you're up next. >> don't cheat, amy. >> okay. >> that's why i was a drummer, by the way. okay. [ humming ] ♪ >> "tell me something good." >> "chips" in theaters tomorrow. make sure you check it out. thanks so much for being
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and we are back now. great audience today. a bunch of performing arts from the high school. i love that. but we're going to bring you a story now, the stars of "the catch," sat down with our t.j. holmes, mireille enos, peter krause and t.j. >> i got a delivery for an alice vaughn. >> you are not supposed to be here. >> i'm in disguise. >> delivery guy. i like it. >> if someone didn't watch the first season. >> yes. >> can they pick up on night one here and be okay? >> absolutely. they just have to know we're in love. there was a betrayal but it's all good. >> i pretended to be somebody else for over a year in i'm in
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you're good. >> now "the catch" is back for a second season landing a coveted spot in the tgit lineup. thursday night, abc, shonda rhimes, executive producer so that means you got a hit, right? >> well -- >> we're working on it. it's a lot of fun. it's a different tone than the other shows that are in shonda land. ours is a little bit less serious. >> the classic beloved movies like thomas crown affair and james bond but nobody has ever done that for tv. so this is the first time that we're taking those kind of like spy elms and love story and sexy comedy and putting it into a one-hour show. >> they are calling it a rom-con. not a rom-com. so romantic con artist comedy. >> people need some levity right now. it's nice to have a bit of candy before you go to bed. >> put your character in some kind of context to the strong
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female characters folks are accustomed to seeing on thursday nights. >> yeah, oh, alice is a toughie. she doesn't take no for an answer. she is running her world the way she wants to run it. i like to think alice is a bad girl on the right side of the law and he's a good guy on the wrong side of the law. >> that's a good way to put it. it is also an action piece particularly for you. i've never seen anybody run so fast in high heels. >> yeah. >> that's a particular skill. >> you have to stay on your toes. >> okay, you can see "the catch" tonight at 10:00, 9:00 central - 70s saturday (first weekend of spring) - spring showers late sunday today: mostly sunny. unseasonably cool. highs: 47-50 winds: n to s 5 mph tonight: partly becoming mostly cloudy. not as cold. >> this weather brought to you by progressive. let's get to robben. she has the puppies. >> her heart is beating so fast. we are celebrating national
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with a look at the way dogs help us heal. something author edward grinnan explores in his new memoir called "always by my side." he is also the editor in chief of the inspirational magazine "guideposts." a beautiful publication that has been a part of my family's household for as long as i can remember and that's why i was so honored to be on the cover with my dear mom and to talk with edward about the new book and you'll see his beloved dog gracie is always by his side. >> i didn't know you could dance too, k.j. >> for nearly 18 years my dear kj filled my life with joy. yeah. the unbreakable bond between humans and dogs undefootball. >> are you ready? >> reporter: and at the heart of author edward grinnan's moving new memoir, "always by my side." >> what is it about animals and dogs in particular. >> i think dogs in my case at least they've made me a better person. you know, i think i'm training them but
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>> each dog you've been blessed to have in your life has been there for a purpose. >> throughout my life at every pivotal moment there was one dog at my side that was there for a reason. >> moments not unlike the spring night edward met his now wife julie. >> i was just walking along when i saw this wonderful cocker spaniel and i happened to mention it was the fattest cocker spaniel i had ever seen. that came out of my mouth. i regretted it instantly. i thought this person is going to run away from me but the dog didn't. rudy came trundling over and pulled julie over and that's how we met. he was cupid with a little tail. >> reporter: edward says our four-legged friends have an uncanny ability to teach us what we can't teach ourselves. build bridges between humans and help us heal. tell us about millie. >> millie came into my life at a time when i was going through some difficult things and so was julie including loss of her mother, loss of my mother. we get up in the morning and you know immediately your worries begin to fill your head and
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this is going to be another fantastic day of life and would take me outside and say hello to all the neighbors and there was a street person named maurice who used to hang out in one of the doorways and maurice, you know, he didn't relate that well to people but he related to her. we tried to give him food or a bottle of water and he wouldn't have it. so i taught millie to take a bottle of water from the deli and bring it to him and he took it from her. >> millii reminds me of my jack russell. i lost my parents, i lost my health. when i lost my dog. >> i know. >> whoo. i waited a little time after kj. we did a rescue with north shore and wanted a dog to pick us and lucas really did if that's the thing about loving dog, robin. people will ask me well how you take on that heartache every six, seven, 10, 15 years. and it's because i know that there's a dog out there that needs to be
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and i don't have any right to say no to that. it was so hard. so difficult to say good-bye to millie but she taught me acceptance and letting go and moving on. >> lessons of unconditional love from man's best friend. >> this is a book for people who have loved dogs in a way that they never expected and i want to tell them that there are others like you out there and if you find that there are certain days of your life when your dog is the most important thing, this is who i wrote the book for. >> you're not alone. >> you are not alone. >> you're not alone. ah. we're not alone. we're not alone right now. the dog that was buy edward's side was gracie. it's actually her birthday today. she's actually years old. >> happy birthday gracie. >> here in the studios the puppies have taken over. we have our own production assistants with us, yeah, take a look at the control room. yep. i knew it. i knew there was something different in there.
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they've been so quiet. >> but, again, the north shore animal league, we thank them so much. and, you know -- and that book really helped me and we know -- >> oh, yeah. >> it's not like you're replacing the one -- what -- >> he's this there. >> but it's just realizing you have room in your heart to love to grow. >> yeah. >> absolutely. >> coming up, rising country star jon pardi going to get the party started. [ cheers and applause ]
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back now with rising country star jon pardi. he just won his first acm for male vocalist of the year and now he'll perform off his latest chart topping album "california sunrise." this is his number one single, "d
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>> one, two, three, four. ♪ ♪ been up since the crack of dawn just trying to get paid ♪ ♪ been hotter than a hundred suns i can't find no shade ♪ ♪ just two more rows and i'm good to go ♪ ♪ yeah i'm shutting this tractor down ♪ ♪ gimme half an hour for a shave and a shower and i'll be outside your house ♪ ♪ might have a little dirt on my boots but i'm taking you uptown tonight ♪ ♪ might have a little mud on my wheels but they're gonna shine with you up inside ♪ ♪ gonna hit the club gonna cut a rug ♪ ♪ burn it up like neon lights might have a little dirt on my boots ♪ ♪ but we're gonna dance the dust
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girl ♪ ♪ got a little dirt on my boots ♪ ♪ hard as i worked all day i'm gonna work harder loving on you ♪ ♪ spin you all over that dance floor right out of them high-heeled shoes ♪ ♪ and when you're ready to quit baby we can slip right out of that barroom door ♪ ♪ and when i take you home don't worry babe i'm gonna kick them off on the porch ♪ ♪ might have a little dirt on my boots but i'm taking you uptown tonight ♪ ♪ might have a little mud on my wheels but they're gonna shine with you up inside ♪ ♪ gonna hit the club gonna cut a rug burn it up like neon lights ♪ ♪ might have a little dirt on my boots but we're gonna dance the dust right off them tonight ♪ ♪ yeah girl ♪ got a little dirt on my
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boots ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ a little dirty dancing blue collar romancing i can get cleaned up if you ask me but i can only get so fancy ♪ ♪ got a little dirt on my boots but i'm taking you uptown tonight ♪ ♪ might have a little mud on my wheels but they're gonna shine with you up inside ♪ ♪ gonna hit the club gonna cut a rug burn it up like neon lights ♪ ♪ might have a little dirt on my boots but we're gonna dance the dust right off them tonight ♪
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♪ yeah girl ♪ got a little dirt on my boots ♪ ♪ got a little dirt on my boots ♪ ♪ got a little dirt on my boots ♪ [ cheers and applause ]
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[car[clicking of ignition]rt] uh-- wha-- woof! eeh-- woof! wuh-- [silence] [engine roars to life] [dog howls] ♪ dramatic opera music swells from radio ♪ [howling continues]
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"good morning america" is brought to you by behr interior plus premium paint. >> we have to say thank to you jon pardi. after all that dancing we don't have any dirt left on our shoes, boots or nothing. >> thanks to the north shore america league bringing these cute puppies. have a great thursday or as we like to say friday eve. >> anchor: good morning, washington! i'm melanie hastings. holy spirit. in just a few minutes the house is meeting to vote on the bill to rep
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democrats oppose the bill, they said it would leave more people uninsured. at least 30 republics still oppose the plan. that would be nurture to kill the bill -- enough to kill the bill. grab your heavy coat, you'll need it. here is veronica johnson. >> reporter: less wind today, cool, sunshine. nice day to get out, feeling less like winter.qi>ú still, temperatures below average. near 50 and 2, 3:00. you can see your lunchtime temperature, close to 40. so dry conditions expected today. perfect weather this weekend for the blossoms. we hit peak this weekend as a matter of fact, lots of color around the title basin. look at the temperatures for saturday, low 70s across the area. mid 60s on sunday. rain comes in late sunday. >> reporter: we've got late clearing delays on 50, john hanson highway, the embound crash is at the overpass. a couple lanes are blocked. we're dealing with delays. you can see the
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accident in alexandria on the capital beltway. we have outer loop and inner loop delays, inner loop crash blocking 3 of your travel lanes but i want to give you a live look at interstate 66. late, clearing delays hear passing through manassas, the same making the drive into the district, 395 at the gw parkway 14th street bridge. >> anchor: thank you. he was in our homes for more than 15 years on the tonight show, and this weekend you can see him live. today, languagedry guitarist kevin new banks is live during the 9:00 this morning on good morning washington on news channel 8. don't miss that. news channel 8, your source for local news any time of the day. have a
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