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that's at 800-974-6006 tty/v. fios. a network ahead. good morning, america. this morning, horror on a clear, bright day. a hot air balloon carrying 11 people turns into a tower of sheer flame. shocked spectators stood by and watched. what went wrong? could anyone survive this? the saturday showdown. the candidates winding up for what will be an epic abc news debate tonight in new hampshire. for the candidates not named romney, this may be the last, best chance to take down the front-runner. new video. casey anthony take two. we'll show you the latest video leaked online overnight. now we're hearing directly from her.
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how casey says these videos made it online. does he mention her daughter, caylee? and the beyonce baby bump watch going into hyper drive this morning. is she giving birthright now? the latest on the rumors of the most anticipated celebrity birth in years. and, hello, good morning, everybody. let's pull up the live shot from new hampshire. the stage is quite literally set for the showdown tonight. the rhetorical knives are being sharpen side as we speak. is there anything they can do to take down mitt romney? also ahead, joran van der sloot facing justice. he finally sta judge, ready to face justice in a peruvian courtroom.
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will he plead guilty? >> he was yawning at points. check out these pictures. the fishing boat deep at sea accompanied by these massive humpback whiales for seven days. and we have another picture to show you. completely different. look at this high school senior. that's the picture she wants in her yearbook. we'll tell you why her mom says it's fine. but the student editors say, no way. what do you tling? we'll hear from the 18-year-old at the center of it all. >> let's start with ron claiborne. we begin with the horrific hot air balloon accident. it's not clear what the cause was.
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some say it could have been a problem on board before it caught fire. some people said they saw flames shooting 32 feet into the air. >> obviously, it broke or something happened. sit went up in the air. the whole thing went up in flames. it didn't take long. it stuttered to the ground. >> 2 of the 11 people killed jumped to their deaths from about 500 feet. in washington state, mt. rainier reopens today six days after the cold-blooded murder of a park ranger. new 911 recordings are telling more about what happened. many police scoured the area. looking for the iraqi war veterans. they reported that one of their colleagues was down at the road block. >> we have her? >> you've got the ranger? >> the extraction team is down
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at the road block. >> it doesn't appear she survived. >> park ranger margaret anderson was the mother of two young girls and married to a fellow park ranger. her killer was found the next day frozen to death. an evacuation in indiana has been lifted. after a spectacular train derailment. three freight trains collided. causing a massive chain reaction. luckily, the mangled tankers normally full of explosive chemicals were empty because they had just unloaded. two rail workers were reportedly hurt. and a driver in utah is very fortunate to be alive today after he somehow managed to drive his car into the side of a train, a moving train. watch this video from a camera mounted on the side of the train. he drove his dodge neon through the guardrail and it smacked into the side of the train. it happened in salt lake city. the driver only suffered a broken collarbone, bumps, and bruises. and finally, look out for manatees. these sluggish sea cows. check them out there.
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they're making their annual migration inland. to find warmer water. the boaters are being warned to slow down. they can live to be 60 years of age. they've been protected since the 1970s. i lived in florida, dozens of the manatees get struck by boats, by boaters going too fast. some see the scars. it's rough out there for them. so slow down. >> ron, thank you. >> another water story coming up. >> i do. you're going to like this one, bianna. >> i think so. to politics, "your voice, your vote." just hours from now, the republican candidates will battle it out in the debate. with three days to go before the first primary in new hampshire. abc's john berman is at the site of tonight's big fight with the latest. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning, bianna. well this has all the makings of political mayhem. six candidates on the stage, all with different goals. because this is what they know. after this debate and what happens here on tuesday, there will likely not be six of them left in the race. this could be their last chance
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to break out. at a spaghetti supper last night, mitt romney was walking, talking, eating like a front-runner taking nothing for granted. >> let me tell you, those polls, they can just disappear overnight. >> reporter: a new poll shows romney with a huge, 24-point lead here. enough to try and look a bit beyond republicans and focus on the president like he did overnight. >> this president doesn't understand how this economy works. he's also failed here in our own economy. he failed to put americans back to work. >> reporter: so mission mitt? stay above the fray. what fray? look at this fight for third. gingrich, santorum, huntsman. mission newt? he's made it clear, it's rough up romney. >> there's a point where you have to say to somebody, get real. he's a massachusetts moderate. >> reporter: mission huntsman, get noticed. he's been in new hampshire for months. without a strong finish here, that's it. >> we have the tyranny of the
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clock against us right now. we're moving as quickly as we can. >> reporter: then there is mission santorum. after the iowa surprise, he wants to prove he's the alternative to romney. he told jake tapper -- >> hopefully, we'll eclipse some of the other folks. who have been spending more trim here and more money here than we have. >> reporter: it won't be easy. he's faced a frenzy of reporters, supporters, and hecklers here. [ crowd booing ] now his new popularity has earned this new attack ad from ron paul. >> rick santorum, a record of betrayal. another serial hypocrite. >> reporter: as for mission paul? all alone in second place. keep being ron paul. his passionate supporters love it. you can expect him to try to pick off more votes at santorum's expense. >> he brags about being for the balanced budget amendment. never did anything about it. >> reporter: no one said politics was always nice. now, where the candidates stand on stage is determined by where they stand in the polls.
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rick santorum will be right in the middle next to mitt romney. it shows how fast he's risen. in past debates, he's been out near guam. tonight, he'll be in the spotlight. >> i don't know if he's in guam. but i can see behind you, another member of our powerhouse team, jake tapper, there he is, wave to him, right down there on the stage. so jake, let me bring you in for a little analysis this morning. you have five candidates on stage with mitt romney. all of them gunning for mr. romney. if you're mitt, aside from donning a helmet and pads, what do you do to survive tonight? >> reporter: well, he has to be unflappable. because he let rick perry get to him in a previous debate. that did not reflect well on him. he's got an unsurmountable lead in all likelihood here in new hampshire. the clock is ticking. here's the problem. after new hampshire, which is a place for retail politics, like iowa, this really becomes a
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resource battle. who can fly around south carolina? who can run the most tv ads in florida? that is where romney has a huge advantage. he has so much more money than the other candidates. just as an example of what resources mean. in florida, floridians who want to vote in the republican primary on january 31st, about 400,000 of them have applied for absentee ballots. that's more people than voted in iowa and new hampshire four years ago. and, of course, romney has a big absentee ballot effort for his supporters. something that the other candidates don't have the infrastructure for, dan. >> a big advantage. in terms of tonight, your advice seems to be no $10,000 bets for romney. let me ask you another question. looking forward as you just did. let me show you this poll out of south carolina, we know that mr. romney has a huge lead in new hampshire. he has a huge lead, upwards of 20 points, in south carolina as well. going forward, is there anything anybody can do to stop him from walking away with this thing?
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>> reporter: absolutely. there needs to be one credible conservative alternative to mitt romney. i'm looking at the debate podiums. the debate lecterns. right now, they're splitting up the conservative vote. perry, gingrich, santorum. if you add up the polling for santorum and gingrich, you get roughly what mitt romney has in south carolina. if the conservative base consolidates and unites around one candidate, that person could give mitt romney a run for his money. right now, that candidate could be rick santorum. but right now, there's no decision about that, dan. >> jake tapper, so great to have your analysis. a reminder to everybody. don't miss tonight's debate. diane sawyer and george stephanopoulos will moderate. it's at 9:00 p.m. eastern, 6:00 pacific. and tomorrow morning, live from
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new hampshire, right here on abc news, george is returning to "this week," the show where we take a deep dive into politics. nobody better to have at the helm of "this week." the jobs report is playing a big role in the battle for the white house. the country's unemployment rate dropped to 8.5% in december. that's a three-year low. and 200,000 jobs were created last month. we're a long way from prerecession levels. so the question this morning, can the economy keep up this positive pace? david kerley has the story from washington. david, everyone is wondering if 2012 will be the year of a turn around. >> reporter: you know, bianna, ewe can really sense it. people are asking, is this the spark for a broader recovery? that led us to ask, how do we keep this going? thousands of those jobs were added in, believe it or not, manufacturing and health care. even the troubled construction industry. >> we're moving in the right direction. we have made real progress. now is not the time to stop.
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>> reporter: the first thing to keep it going, taxes. the president called for the payroll tax holiday to be extended beyond february. many people agree. that puts cash in consumers' pockets, when they spend, companies hire more. which is all about confidence. consumers need to be confident to spend. and businesses need to be confident there will be the spending before they expand and add jobs. that is what worries some. are these numbers just a blip? or are we now on a roll? which could gain momentum. >> we go through 2012, we'll see businesses become more confident. households spend more money. jobs get created. >> reporter: there are stumbling blocks out there. gridlock, the president and congress able to get very little done. remember the debt ceiling battle last summer? we could see a repeat this year. then there are the unknowns and uncontrollables. europe, one of our biggest
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trading partners, may dip into recession. they have the big debt problems to solve. china's economy is slowing. could that slow us, too? there are no guarantees. there's worry about a spike in oil prices. one economist pointed out to me, don't forget, the postal service is getting smaller. 250,000 postal workers will be laid off. we have a lot of things that could trip us up as we go through the year. back to you. >> that 8.5% unemployment number could go up even if we see more hiring out there. a lot of people that gave up looking may be going back into the work forest and starting to look. don't get too married to that 8.5% number. now to a new year's day murder mystery involving two of this country's military elite. four people, including two navy fighter pilots were killed in san diego in what police now think was a murder-suicide. they're still not exactly sure what happened. online postings from one of the pilots paint a picture of a disturbed young man. here's tanya rivero. >> reporter: john robert reeves was the best of the best.
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he was a top gun navy pilot. flying f-18 fighter jets. behind the hot shot exterior, his life was seemingly falling apart. in online posts on a car fore rum, he seems to be crying out for help. i might come across as a nice guy. i unintentionally screw people over on a regular basis. reeves is now at the center of a murder mystery. on new year's morning, he allegedly shot and killed his fellow pilot, david reese, reese's sister, karen, and a third person, matthew satterly, before killing himself. the posts offer new insight. into just what might have set him off. when ever i try to do something nice to help people out, he wrote, it goes horrible wrong. and everyone would have been better off if i just kept to myself. >> if we look in the background of the shooter, i would be surprised if there were not depression or other signs of mental illness that have gone untreated. >> reporter: the post caused
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concerns over other members in the forum. doesn't the navy have psych screening for its program. >> a serious question. here's somebody, a lay jrn person, saying, dude, you're in serious trouble. >> reporter: in the forum, he also complained, despite his high-flying job, he had trouble with girls, even a virgin. writing my life is sad and lonely. that last post hints at one angle. could a jealous rage, perhaps over karen's interest, be a motive? >> the estimations are there are over 1,500 to 2,000 murder-suicides each year. the primary motives are intimate relationships gone wrong. >> reporter: the funerals will be held today for david and karen reese. in bakersfield, california. it will include a flyover by four f-18s. >> poignant touch.
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tanya, thank you for your coverage in morning. we appreciate it. >> you bet. let's switch gears. get over to ginger zee. a check of the weather. >> good morning. let's start with high surf. it's really high from our affiliate in san diego. this picture from la jolla. look at the person there. way too close. they've staffed the beaches with extra life guards. high surge up to about 15-foot waves. high wind warnings going into effect. the other story. temperatures. in southern california, they had five days of record heat this past week. now a little bit cooler. that warmth has moved east. so you see the highs? you're not dreaming. this is early january. we'll be almost 20 degrees above average in d.c. here's a look at the snow cover. only 16% of the nation covered with it. that's the big picture.
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>> let's go and check the facebook photos out there. we got so many nice ones this week. including one from boulder, colorado. you have the lenticular clouds that cause pancake or disk-looking clouds. >> what was that? >> i love lenticular clouds. >> that icy tree. won't be the case in chicago these days. the warmth continues here in the east. >> at least we have lenticular clouds to get us through the day. ginger, thank you. now what i believe are the best pictures of the morning. humpback whales that went for a week-long ride with a bunch of fisherman.
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it was all caught on tape. ron is back with that story. your second marine mammal story this morning. >> that's correct, dan. for this group of hawaiian fisherman, it was quite a week. they picked up unexpected companions who, for whatever reason, chose to tag along for hundreds of thousands of miles. what a show they put on. >> whoo-hoo! >> reporter: it was a rare, up-close look at one of nature's largest and most magnificent creatures. >> what's up, buddy? >> reporter: two wayward whales. believed to be a female and her calf. the captain of "the ocean pearl" says they were about 400 miles from shore when the whales appeared and started following them. >> yeah, for some reason, they liked the boat. they hung with us for like seven days. they never left our side. >> reporter: the two whales were
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calm and playful. all of it captured on this video. they seemed happy, swimming alongside the fishing boat. then jumping, and jumping. >> whoa! >> reporter: for seven days, across 800 miles of ocean, they put on an amazing show. before heading into honolulu harbor, where their performance delighted the crowd that gathered to watch them. >> wow! oh, my gosh! >> out of 21 years i have been here, this is the first time i have seen whales in this far. >> reporter: but close to shore, these massive marine creatures were shyer than they had been tailing the fishing boat. >> it was neat to have company out there. to put it that way. we were out for almost 20 days. nice to have something to look at other than my crew. >> and humpback whales do not typically come this close to shore, which is far from the normal habitat. researchers have no idea why they did come this close this time. one theory they moved this close was because it was easier for a mother whale to watch her calf
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to avoid predators, or perhaps avoiding lenticular clouds. >> they're magnificent creatures. >> yes. now we're going to switch gears. a controversy at a colorado high school that has people weighing in. is this photo too sexy for a yearbook? that's what the yearbook editors told senior sydney spies when they rejected her picture. >> they said the pose violates the school's dress code. sydney is fighting back. >> i think it's my freedom of expression. if i want to be seen like that in my picture, i should be able to. >> you may be wondering what sydney's parents say. her mother is defending her. what do you think? should this colorado student's racy photo have been banned from from yearbook? >> we want to hear from you. vote now using the "gma" app on your smart phone or head to our website. we'll have the results at the
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end of the show. coming up a little later, casey anthony revealed. the infamous mom acquitted of murder sporting a new look. we'll hear her side of the story. how does she say these videos made it online. plus, joran van der sloot finally faces justice in a south american courtroom. could he walk free, even if he admits to killing a peruvian woman? we have the latest. the beyonce baby birth. happening now? or is it? word that she is in a hospital in new york. we'll have the latest coming up. [ woman ] for months, i had this deep pain all over my body.
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♪ i can't do it up on my own if you deserve two all up in the stuff shouting tripping up on it ♪ there is beyonce. soon to be mama. rumors flying that she could be giving birth as we speak. the rumors have been going on for a few weeks now. rumors yesterday she flew to houston to deliver. new rumors she may be at a new york hospital delivering now. we have some new details coming up. this is just fascinating how people have been obsessed with the story over the past month or so. the hype will only be matched in april when a separate celebrity by the name of bianna golodryga will be giving birth
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here in new york city. >> hardly. good morning, i'm dan harris. >> and i'm bianna golodryga. it's saturday, january 7th. also coming up, the bizarre and for many, the infuriating case of joran van der sloot. what is he saying in court? why is it possible he could walk free even if he admits to killing a woman? >> amazing, those pictures. he looked surprisingly bored in court yesterday. plus, you send us the video. we put it to music. it call comes together in a segment we call "your three words." coming up. we're going to begin with casey anthony. she showed up in yet another video online, this time with a whole new look. what is she saying and how are the videos getting out. dan kloeffler is here with more. good morning, dan. >> reporter: good morning to you, bianna. for months, anthony simply fell off the radar. she went into isolation while serving probation for check fraud. but now in this second video, we're getting a personal look at what she's been up to. and why we should expect more
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intimate details of her life. this morning, we're learning how casey anthony may have spent her christmas. >> i just pierced my nose last night. very excited. and the top of my ear. boop. very exciting. >> reporter: it's yet another leaked video of the florida mother acquitted in the death of her daughter, caylee. no mention of caylee. just like on this video shot two months ago that was leaked earlier this week. >> this is my first video diary. >> reporter: that clip was just the beginning of a torrent of videos. and these photos from radaronline, sparking speculation about anthony, who has gone into hiding since july. >> it's surreal how things have changed since july. >> reporter: why the onslaught of videos? we're hearing directly from her. in her monthly probation meeting on thursday, she wrote in her report that my computer was recently hacked, private videos
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that were recorded. according to her lawyers, she says it's for a video diary. not meant for the public. >> i'm looking forward to this. >> reporter: and the lawyers say the leak was not authorized. therefore, it had to be obtained criminally, by an illegal act. but, could she be the source? >> it's scary because i hate being on camera. >> for her to now, at a time that she's hiding and isolated, to be making a video -- it's a video she would want others to see. >> reporter: her videos have set off a fire storm online. on twitter -- #caseyanthony. i'm so sick of seeing your face. and on, just go away, casey, you make me want to vomit. >> so exciting. >> reporter: whoever may be behind the leak, it doesn't look like it will be plugged any time soon. in the videos, she talks about making audio recordings. what is she doing with the materials?
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there's talk she may try to sell it in a pay-per-view situation. and what's more. she says her probation is scheduled to end in february. but that she still plans on staying in that same undisclosed location that we see in those tapes. >> gotta wonder who will pay for that stuff. thank, dan. now to a strange court appearance by joran van der sloot. he's, for years, been the suspect in the disappearance of american teenager natalee holloway. now he's on trial for murder in peru. why did he look so bored in the courtroom? matt gutman is on the story. >> reporter: joran van der sloot, finally before the judge for murder on friday, after years of perp walks. now hinting he might plead guilty. the 24-year-old is accused of murdering peruvian stephany flores.
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in 2010. five years to the day after the disappearance of natalee holloway. a crime for which he is still the prime suspect. prosecutors are seeking a 30-year sentence. for what they called a brutal murder. saying van der sloot lured the girl to his hotel room and then strangled her. he was caught and confessed, but pleaded temporary insanity. spending the last year and half in a cell like this. >> joran, we're with abc news. >> reporter: abc's john quinones questioned him in 2010. in court, he balked at the description of the murder, saying -- [ speaking foreign language ] i don't agree with what the prosecutor is putting on me. can i have more time to think about this? >> this has to be a cost-benefit analysis. is it a good deal? is it worth it?
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>> reporter: he arrived at the courthouse in a flak jacket. surrounded by police and protesters complete with ceremonial dolls. inside the unair-conditioned courtroom, he was pale and appeared bored. he admitted to killing natalee holloway and recanted several times. >> in theory, the natalee holloway case shouldn't matter. but in reality. judges are human. these are three judges who have pretty broad discretion in terms of what the sentence should be. >> reporter: in a court of peruvian law, pre-trial time spent in jail is computed doubly. meaning that if he gets the minimum, three to five years for manslaughter, he could walk free again. for "good morning america," matt gutman, abc news, miami. >> and our thanks to matt for that. now here's ron claiborne with a look at today's other headlines. >> hi, again. good morning to you, bianna, dan. good morning, everyone. in the news, your voice, your vote. dan is looking at me askance. tonight is the night that the
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republican candidates square off in new hampshire at a debate you can watch right here on abc. don't touch that dial. the latest polls show that mitt romney has a 24% lead over his opponents in the granite state. this, the 14th gop debate, airs tonight at 9:00 eastern time right here on abc. and congresswoman gabrielle giffords returned to arizona to be there for tomorrow's one-year anniversary of the killing rampage where six people were killed and she was severely wounded. bells will start ringing at 10:00 in the morning. there will also be a candle light vigil. and a 50-year-old man shot and killed his wife and mother-in-law inside a hospital in georgia. the victims were visiting a relative in intensive care. the alleged gunman escaped. about two hours later he surrendered to police. finally, a frozen pond in monticello, minnesota, turned into annize si version of a slip-n-slide.
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the truck crossed into oncoming traffic and skidded almost 200 feet on to a pond before crashing through the ice. the driver was not seriously hurt. time for the weather and over to ginger zee. >> good morning, ron, good morning, everyone. it's an on-and-off foggy, kind brownsville, texas, through to florida. if you're near i-10 in the panhandle of florida, take extra time and plan ahead. how about temperatures. that's the other big headline here for the weekend. atlanta, 62 today after dealing with all that chill earlier in the week. today, ten degrees warmer than average. washington, d.c., 61. boston will hit 51 for a high. so really warmer than average across most of the east. and portland, right around where they should be. and dry today, with decreasing cloud cover. in the center of the nation, denver, 39, with much-needed snowfall. chicago getting just shy of 40. tampa at 74. that's the big picture
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♪ making love you're the one i thought i i'm trying to make a ♪ she was rubbing that belly there. did you see that in the video? beyonce baby watch is on. abc news has new information this morning. pending information on the couple's first child. the baby is already tabloid fodder. it hasn't been born yet. or has it? it's the latest twist. abc news has learned that she may be here at lenox hill hospital in new york, preparing to give birth at any moment.
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employees there tell abc news they received an e-mail saying she was brought in last night. we're told the hospital has blacked out their surveillance cameras and windows in preparation of the delivery. the hospital will neither confirm nor deny that the superstar is there. and, of course, it was just a week ago, nurses at another manhattan hospital claimed the same thing. it's been an epic countdown to meet this next member of music royalty. >> beyonce, could she be celebrating the new year a little early? >> is beyonce already a mom? >> reporter: the baby mania has been in the entertainment news headlines for years. the pregnancy went from rumors, to real, to fake, to real again. >> there have been tons of rumors. when and where she's having the baby. and whether she's pregnant. when she appeared on an australian tv show, she wore an
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outfit that crinkled when she sat down. people are saying, is she really pregnant? >> reporter: since she showed off her belly at the video music awards, no one can take their eyes off the baby bump. >> we've watched her grow up. she's also a kind of relatable celebrity. >> reporter: fans eagerly awaiting tweets, sightings, photos, or any signs of the arrival. >> rumors of her pregnancy date back to 2008. so technically, she's been pregnant for about four years now. >> reporter: when her new year's eve performance turned out to be a pretape. >> beyonce couldn't be here tonight because she's about to give birth. >> reporter: rumors started flying that the baby was already here. >> we didn't see her perform. but she did have a romantic dinner with jay-z in new york city. >> reporter: her younger sister confirmed she was still pregnant on new year's, when she tweeted -- shout out to my sister for being the cutest pregnant person ever. today may be the day.
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that we finally meet this little guy or girl that has tough shoes or stilettos to fill. i think that baby will come out dancing. >> i hope the baby is healthy. i hope they get day or two to get privacy with the new arrival before the press descends. >> can you imagine the baby asking, tell me about the story when i was born. they're like, which one? coming up on "good morning america," your week in three words. ♪ you can go if you want you can run ♪ run ♪ want me to get dad? no thank you. viva's all i need. look at that! still in one piece. yeah, so's the towel. [ female announcer ] grab a roll and try it on your toughest mess.
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ã [ woman ] weighing myself in times square is a little frightening... i weigh myself naked. can i take my clothes off, too? [ woman ] oh, i don't want to look. ♪ [ woman ] let's get it over with. ♪ satisfaction! satisfaction! pizzazz! pizzazz! confidence. i like it! just what i've always wanted! joy! ♪ all right. it's time for "your three words." a segment we love. we get to hear from you. we pick the music, though.
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the music this week is from dionne bromfield. she happens to be amy winehouse's goddaughter. you'll hear some similarity in the voice. the song is called "don't make it true." check it out. >> say back to work. >> back to work. ♪ babe, the times that we have loved ♪ ♪ i thought you really got who i was ♪ ♪ i thought you really got who i wasn't ♪ ♪ i ain't giving up on you ♪ you can go if you want you can go ♪ ♪ i'll give you just one lonely night ♪ ♪ when you can't turn out the light ♪ ♪ you can call me if you like you realize ♪ ♪ your body's the world that holds no power for me ♪ ♪ you couldn't mean it if you wanted to ♪ ♪ for me, there's nothing you can do ♪
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♪ boy even if you're baby, we've been here before ♪ ♪ wasn't me who tried to ignore that we were both half of each other ♪ ♪ now you walk away from me you you can go if you want you can run ♪ ♪ we both know before you go you gave me my voice you are my goal ♪ ♪ it won't take much more ♪ it's a word that holds no power for me you couldn't do it if you wanted to ♪ ♪ like me, there's nothing that you can do, boy, even if you're out of my world ♪ ♪ you can't get my world out of you, so there's no room for something new ♪ ♪ just because you say that
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we're through just cause you say it don't make it true ♪ ♪ it don't make it true don't make it true ♪ >> she looks like a good big sister. if you want to share your three words with us, visit our website, and you can upload your video right there. coming up, we asked you to vote. is this picture inappropriate for a yearbook? we asked you to vote. the results coming up next. tissue box (whispering): he said nasal congestion... nyquil: i heard him. anncr vo: tylenol cold multi-symptom nighttime relieves nasal congestion... nyquil cold & flu doesn't.
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and before we go, the results of our "gma" app poll. a high school in colorado doesn't want to allow this photo of one of the seniors into the yearbook. we asked you, is it too sexy for a high school yearbook?
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and you weighed in. the results say yes. 71% say it's too racy. 29% said no. it's interesting. >> losing in a landslide. we should say, thank you, everybody, for watching abc news this morning. we're always online at on yahoo!. don't forget, the big republican debate tonight. diane sawyer and george stephanopoulos moderating. it starts at 9:00 eastern, 6:00 pacific. george will be returning to "this week" the next morning. >> looking forward to that. have a great day. ã
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