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good morning, america. breaking news, the fbi takes on apple demanding the tech giant help with the terror investigation. are critical clues to more plots hidden on the phone of the san bernardino shooter. why the ceo is refusing to help. it could affect everyone with a smartphone. teaming up to take down donald trump. ted cruz, marco rubio and even the president taking aim at the gop front-runner. >> i continue to believe mr. trump will not be president. >> as hillary clinton tries to avoid another bernie sanders upset, a brand-new poll showing them in a dead heat ahead of the next big vote. winter warning. a new alert about dangers on the ski slopes. the terrifying moment this young boy slipped dangling 30 feet above ground and the hero bystanders who helped rescue him. the new best in show crowned after facing rough competition
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from thousands of dogs, c.j., the german shorthaired pointer walking away with the biggest bone of all now joining us live in times square only on "gma." all right, and good morning, america. there he is, c.j., the winner of the westminster kennel club's best in show award. he's just arriving here in times square. he took a walk there on our green carpet in case you missed it. we cannot wait to meet the top dog coming up. hear what he has to say about his win. the biggest bone of all. >> a great-looking dog. >> walks like a winner. we will get to that. we have breaking news overnight. apple is refusing to follow a government order to hack the san bernardino shooter's phone. the fbi believes important clues about accomplices and more plots could be hidden on the phone but apple says complying with the government order could endanger everyone with an iphone.
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abc's pierre thomas has all the latest from washington. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: good morning, george. it's a showdown between the fbi and apple. the fbi trying to force apple to open that iphone as it hunts for clues in the san bernardino massacre. apple saying no way and this morning a federal court is weighing in. a federal judge in california ordering apple to help the fbi unlock an iphone used by syed farook who went on a murderous rampage with his wife leaving 14 dead in san bernardino. >> we still have one of those killer's phones we have not been able to open and it's been over two months still working on it. >> reporter: the ruling could be a key victory in their long-running battle with apple and other tech companies about the government's ability to access encrypted data on smartphones and tablets. apple vowing to appeal and saying it would put the privacy of hundreds of millions at risk and telling us overnight the government is asking apple to hack our own users and fear this demand would undermine the very freedoms our government protects.
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the fbi has been unable to get into the smartphone because it did not have farook's numerical code to open the device. ten unsuccessful attempts would cause it to erase key data and make the phone permanently inaccessible. >> the battle is the traditional one between the security of society and the cost of individual privacy. >> reporter: but that security feature a critical roadblock. the fbi has been unable to get inside to look at texts or e-mails which might help them determine who farook and his wife might have been communicating with and where they might have traveled before the massacre. investigators are desperate to find out what happened in an 18-minute gap between the attack and the couple's deadly encounter with law enforcement. the couple allegedly swore allegiance to the leader of isis and the fbi wants to know the extent of isis' involvement if any. that phone may hold the critical answers but the security on that phone is precisely what customers want if their phone is
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stolen or lost so privacy versus security in a legal fight that could go all the way to the supreme court. george. >> let's talk to our chief legal analyst dan abrams about this. such a momentous case, dan and apple is likely to be under tremendous pressure. what does the law require? >> up to this point the legal standard has been reasonable technical assistance, right. helping with a password is no big deal but now these new phones have become so technologically advanced that at this point, to offer the assistance that the government needs, they have to literally create a whole new system to back door these phones and apple is basically saying, look, once we create this, it's going to get out and as a result, everything we've built in terms of protecting security and privacy is going to be out the door so this is one of those ultimate battles between the government's right to get information for an investigation versus typically it's the media
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fights very often for the right to know, here you have apple saying it's the privacy our users. >> adding the argument it could endanger people with iphones, as well. >> the minute they create this, they say, it's going to get out and as a result, no one is going to be safe is what apple is saying. really interesting situation. >> fascinating. thank you. now to the race for the white house. it is "your voice, your vote," just three days until the critical south carolina primary. the latest poll there has donald trump with a 16-point lead and abc's tom llamas has the very latest from charleston, south carolina. good morning, tom. >> reporter: amy, good morning it's a commanding lead and the other candidates are running out of time to catch trump. donald trump has had a war of words with his rivals, hillary clinton and are bernie sanders but now the president is personally getting involved. >> i continue to believe mr. trump will not be president. and the reason is because i have a lot of faith in the american people. >> reporter: president barack
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obama doubling down on his prediction that the world will never see a president trump. >> come on. saying trump's skills won't help him in the white house. >> it's not hosting a talk show or a reality show. it's not promotion. it's not marketing. it's hard. and a lot of people count on us getting it right. >> reporter: trump firing back a direct message. >> you're lucky i didn't run last time when romney ran because you would have been a one-term president. >> reporter: but the president's criticisms sound a lot like what the other gop candidates are saying. >> when radical islamic terrorists wage jihad on the united states of america, the answer is not to tweet insults at them. >> reporter: do you think donald trump is somebody you would feel safe with protecting our country. >> well, i don't think donald has shown yet an understanding of our national security situation. he hasn't really exhibited any
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sort of in-depth knowledge about the issues confronting the country. >> reporter: and jeb bush saying trump's shots at his brother's administration over 9/11 is nonsense. >> no one envisioned 9/11. i don't care what donald trump says. the guy is a complete loser with his statements about this. >> reporter: and the jeb bush campaign making a different type of statement on twitter tweeting the word "america" with this image of a new gun, bush's name etched on the barrel. but the campaign may have fired too fast. jeb apparently unaware of the tweet explaining the gun was a gift. >> the purpose was we went to a gun manufacturing facility where lots of jobs are created, high wage jobs and i received a gun and i was honored to have it. >> reporter: now trump's criticisms of president bush may have actual cost him votes here. south carolina's governor very popular with republicans is expected to make an ens dozerment before the primary but is definitely not going to endorse trump.
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why? she says it's embarrassing that someone would attack president bush on one of the worst days in american history. >> a lot of eyes on her with three days to go. the democrats now, nevada caucus and the race is a dead heat. clinton, 48%, sanders, 47% and cecilia vega is here with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: george, good morning to you. those numbers show exactly what the clinton campaign is worried about, the race in nevada is neck and neck but so is that battle for black and latino voters as bernie sanders tries to gain ground, clinton is fighting back hard. let the courting begin. >> thank you, morehouse. >> reporter: overnight bernie sanders at a historically black atlanta college trying to make the case. >> together we are going to end the horrors of unarmed african-americans being shot and killed by police officers. >> reporter: and in south carolina, hoping to close the gap.
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>> when we talk about inequality, it goes without saying that the african-american community is suffering even more. >> reporter: with the palmetto state's democratic primary on the horizon this morning they're waging a heated battle for the same prize, the african-american vote. clinton on tuesday meeting with civil rights leaders including al sharpton. >> i'm looking forward to the conversation. >> reporter: then heading to harlem talking race relations and launching an all-out assault on republicans. clinton implying racism is behind the threat to block president obama's supreme court nomination. >> many republicans talk in coded racial language about takers and losers. they demonize president obama and encourage the ugliest impulses of the paranoid fringe. this kind of hatred and bigotry has no place in our politics or our country. >> reporter: a sweeping speech
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that was nearly unraveled by a coughing fit lasting more than four minutes. >> too much to say. >> reporter: she did manage to get through that speech. the audience members cheering her on but here's what's at stake. the black vote is expected to make up more than half of the electorate in south carolina, george. that is why they are fighting so hard. >> cecilia, thanks very much. let's talk about it with matthew dowd and fox news contributor mary katharine ham. welcome to you both. matt, the democrats, nevada a dead heat. a few months ago hillary clinton had a 20-point lead and shows bernie sanders is starting to cut into her advantage on minority voters. >> she is keeping on moving the fire wall down the calendar. i think right now her argument has been iowa, new hampshire, predominantly white rural states. well, you're going to nevada which is a predominantly urbanized state. with a large latino population and african-american population.
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i think if she loses nevada, south carolina closes probably still difficult for bernie sanders but the dynamics of the race will keep adjusting as bernie sanders wins. >> it will go on for a long time. on the republican side mary kathryn, you have him holding on to that big lead. in south carolina. what would it mean if after basically declaring war on the leaders donald trump wins in south carolina which traditionally goes with the winner of the nomination. >> i think it doesn't mean the end of the race certainly. he as you see with all of his polling he remains strong and support remains strong even when he makes mistakes but i think if cruz and rubio as we see in polling can finish a strong second and make an argument we will have the three-man race many thought we would have coming out of new hampshire and that may focus people. >> that would mean jeb bush would drop out. but matthew, dowd at the same
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time you have all these republican leaders even after he attacks president bush saying they will support trump if he is the nominee. >> i think they'll be in a difficult spot. i think if he wins south carolina and it becomes a three-man race that's good for donald trump because i think donald trump right now, his bottom is 35%. he wins nevada next, he goes into march 1st and probably wins most of the states on march 1st. how do you stop donald trump once he wins south carolina? >> that will be the question. thank you both. now to the battle over the supreme court, the late justice antonin scalia's seat draped in black as republicans plan to block president obama's plans to fill that spot. the president pushing back hard saying he will nominate someone and mary bruce has the latest. >> i intend to do my job between now and january 20th of 2017 and expect them to do their job, as well. >> reporter: president obama is doubling down saying the supreme court is no place for political games and dispelling rumors about who he'll pick. >> you shouldn't assume anything about the qualifications of the nominee other than they're going to be well qualified. >> reporter: but republicans insist they will block his
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nominee to replace justice antonin scalia no matter what. >> it is not fair to appoint for a president in their last year in office to appoint someone to a lifetime position. >> reporter: in a sign at what's at stake the powerful chairman of the senate judiciary committee hasn't ruled it out. >> i would wait until the nominee is made before i would make any decisions, in other words, take it a step at a time. >> reporter: both sides digging in their heels as the nation mourns the loss of a conservative legal giant. on friday, scalia's body will lie in repose, a public viewing in the great hall of the supreme court. not far from where he sat during his 30 years on the bench. that chair now cloaked in black. now, as for the funeral friends and family will gather saturday at the washington basilica. the burial, however, will be private. george. >> okay, mary, thanks very much. we move on to that extreme weather all over the country. record heat in the west is heading east where the big thaw and heavy rain is melting snow as tornadoes tear through the south. rob is tracking it all.
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>> hey, george, good morning. what a wide-reaching dynamic storm this was as it wrestled with record cold. almost 200 storm reports and yesterday from new york all the way down to naples with florida bearing the brunt. wicked winds, torrential rains, and tornadoes ripping through the south. three tornadoes touching down in south florida. this twister tossing debris as drivers try to navigate the flying projectiles. some flooring it just to get out of the way. you can hear this car take a direct hit. >> oh, [ bleep ]. >> reporter: winds reaching up to 100 miles per hour. surveillance cameras capturing trees being tossed as the storm moves through. winds ripping the roof right off this tractor trailer then tossing it on its side in the middle of interstate 95. >> it was like the "twister" movie. >> reporter: a power line snapping and igniting a fire in
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this neighborhood. storms from southern florida all the way up the east coast. in pennsylvania, winds over 50 miles per hour knocking this semi to its side and nearly off this heavily traveled bridge. and the back side of this system across western new york, 18 inches of snow in rochester, a record. the next storm coming into the northwest, this will hit the entire west coast with rain, wind and mountain snow. they could use the rain in southern california. they're not going to get a whole lot. more on this later. michael, back over to you. >> when you talk about snow i don't think this is what any of us had in mind. new video from a ski resort in canada. the young boy, he was reaching for his pole when he fell. he's dangling from the chair lift. now, the operator of the chair lift is very smart, quickly stopped the lift, grabbed a tarp. got some volunteers and watch what happens. hang in there, young man. let everybody get ready for you and on the count of three, go. they caught him. >> that was quick thinking.
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>> very quick thinking. >> very good volunteers. >> yes. >> he wasn't injured. walked away unscathed. >> he wasn't moving at all until they got him -- >> that's what we see from our vantage point. >> we don't have the audio. >> doesn't everybody have that fear. >> don't want to look down. >> i will need a bigger tarp for me. >> a lot more volunteers. >> yes. a lot more volunteers. >> from skiing to dogs, i don't know about the transition but work with me here. best in show, c.j., the german shorthaired pointer beat out all of the competition for the prize trophy at the westminster dog show. he is with us live just ahead. first though jesse palmer with a look at the highlights and a few rough spots. >> i don't know how these judges do it. there are so many beautiful dogs, it is so hard to choose the top dog but in the end there can only be one best in show. >> may we have the sporting group in the ring, please? >> reporter: the dog eat dog competition coming to an end.
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c.j. the german shorthaired pointer from the sporting group fetching the coveted title. >> 2016 is the german shorthaired pointer. >> the german shorthaired pointer, c.j. >> reporter: over 3,000 pups from seven groups across the nation chasing the dream but only one could become best in show. >> he knows what he's supposed to do. this is the show to win and i've dreamt about it since i was 10 years old. >> reporter: c.j. is the third german shorthaired pointer to become best in show at westminster. but it wasn't a walk in the park. this year's fierce competitors proving to be a ruff crowd. among the seven finalist, rumor the german shepherd, lucy, a borzoi, bogey, a samoyed, charlie, a skye terrier, panda, the shih tzu and annabelle the bulldog, but c.j. took the title of top dog. this german shepherd, a crowd favorite and while she didn't win, rumor certainly has it.
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>> a great attitude. that's kind of like the icing on the cake. she's a showing machine. she loves it. >> reporter: other favorites like khloe may not have taken home the gold but they just took it off. after all, many dogs dream and drool at the idea of becoming best in show. but only one can snatch the title. >> he has major "it" factor. >> and the last german shorthaired pointer to win best in show at westminster was actually c.j.'s grandmother carly back in 2005 so great gene, of course, and c.j. will join us later in the show. >> exciting. >> runs in the family. >> almost looking into the soul of the dog. he looks in the dog and sees what the dog was originally bred for. it's just a feeling. >> c.j.'s got it. >> looking forward to that. >> c.j. has a superstition before he runs around he bows and sneezes. >> well, it worked for him. >> i do that too. >> rob, i know you don't do that before your weathercast. >> dog sleds out here. i-70 is closed and detour around this in colorado.
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three hour delay. good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco with the forecast. we are going to have wet weather of the sprinkles this morning. showers in the afternoon and evening. it will be breezy all day. showers are possible and a chance of rain on friday and warmer this weekend. temperatures today are in the mid-to-upper 60s but falling as we head into the afternoon hours. temperatures tonight are in the upper 40s to low 50s.
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this storm is stronger, >> and coming up on "gma," an 18-year-old under arrest accused of posing as a doctor. how did he get away with it? and olympic gold medalist picabo street in court, charges of pushing her father down the stairs. why she's refusing a plea deal. stairs. why she's refusing a plea deal. . life's short, talk is cheap. i'll be working while you sleep. still don't think i've got a brain? you think a resume's enough? who'll step up when things get tough? don't you want that kind of brain? a degree is a degree. you're gonna want someone like me. but only if you have a brain.
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whether they escaped on foot or in a car. he'll get a check with frances. now does it look. >> not good. at crash at the golden gate bridge. bay bridge toll plaza, traffic is backed up into the maze and so a wind advisory from the bridges, so both hands on the wheel this morning.
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good morning. you notice how warm it is outside. most of us warmer than the average highs for this time of the year. and it has to do the wins above
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1,000 feet, danger and local power outages possible. a few sports out there but -- sprinkles out there but then we'll have a chance for a steadier rain so the evening commute is going to be a bear. >> coming up, a dad's warning about ski slopes everywhere. it happened to his kid and what could happen to yours. and what you should never do on a ski slope. and we'll have more on
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it's okay. it's okay. here we go. >> what a scary moment there on the slopes. you have a father rescuing his son right there from something called a tree well. it's a real danger when you're skiing and we'll tell you more about it, tips on how to stay safe. >> it can be scary. very deep. >> i didn't know that even existed and speaking of scary moments, the pontiff had one, as well. overwhelmed by a massive crowd, the pope apparently losing his temper as he was pulled down on top of a child in a wheelchair while greeting a crowd in mexico city. then a powerball mystery finally set to be solved today. one of the winners of that $1.5 billion jackpot has come in order. forward. the winner will be revealed in a press conference this afternoon. >> you can really see the fear and anger on the pope's face.
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that was something. also coming up, we have the westminster dog show's top dog with us live. michael is with c.j. and has more. michael. >> hey there, lara. you know, that's right, c.j. is here after a long night at the westminster dog show and you know he's already morning show ready. they gave me a brush to brush him and i realize we use the same brush. i don't know what they're talking about. we have a lot more of that coming up but from one top dog to another i'll throw it back to you, george. >> oh, he likes that. >> he does like that. that looks great. they're going to chill there. right here we'll get to a real-life "catch me if you can" for an 18-year-old who calls himself dr. love. he is under arrest for practicing medicine without a license and abc's steve osunsami has the story. >> reporter: take a good look at the young man in the white doctor's coat seen here being hauled to jail by a florida narcotics team. >> you examined a patient today. >> you'll hear from my lawyer.
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>> reporter: dr. malachi love-robinson is no doctor at all, in fact, he's a teenager accused this morning of trying to pass himself off as a physician for months. investigative reporters at our west palm beach affiliate wpbf-25 have been following him and sat him down for an interview and admits a year ago he was the same teenager police detained at a local hospital after a gynecologist found him in an exam room wearing a hospital lab coat and a stethoscope around his neck. >> i didn't snatch out a baby. i didn't do any of that. >> reporter: police say he liked to call himself dr. love and say he fooled his victims with this elaborate website and this glowing bio where he calls himself a well-rounded professional who uses psychotherapy, electrotherapy and a long list of other techniques to heal patients. in early january he held a grand opening for this medical clinic, that's where police sent an undercover cop posing as a
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patient when he started giving her a physical exam she put him in handcuffs. >> how do you feel now all the people that believed in you though thought you knew what you were talking about. >> i'm hurt because of the accusations and allegations but this is not the first time where i've been accused and i will pursue this. steve osunsami, abc, atlanta. >> interesting to see his defense. >> yes, it will be. to the latest on peek boo street preparing a trial and facing domestic violence for throwing her 76-year-old father during a fight. she is claiming self defense. abc's clayton sandell has that story. >> reporter: this morning the case against olympic gold medalist picabo street is heading to trial. the former queen of skiing is charged with assault and domestic violence accused of throwing her 76-year-old father down her basement stairs and locking him in. >> i put him down the stairs. >> so did he fall down the stairs. >> reporter: street sat quietly
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in a utah court her attorney rejecting a plea deal in favor of a speedy trial in which street will claim self-defense. >> my father just started attacking me in my own house in front of my children. >> reporter: picabo street is not only a former champion skier, she is a current champion family care provider and takes care of three kids all on her own and takes care of her elderly parents all on her own as her dad's condition is slipping and deteriorating. >> reporter: prosecutors say street was the primary aggressor in a december fight. >> you attacked him. >> oh, my god, are you kidding me. he scratched me on my face. >> reporter: that began when they are father accidentally bumped his car into her house. >> i'm a great fan of picabo street however the evidence would come in. we would not have charged if we didn't think we had a basis to do so. >> reporter: the 44-year-old mother of three sportscaster and pitch woman. >> wait. >> reporter: is free on bail this morning, her trial set to begin in may.
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for "good morning america," clayton sandell, abc news, denver. >> all right, and dan is here to talk more about this case. this is interesting because picabo made the 911 call. now she's charged with a crime. >> right, and so it seems what the authorities did is they went in and interviewed eyewitnesses. that's got to be one of the critical factors. the fact that the mother, her mother was there. it seems that the kids were present and then you've got the two people involved. you interview all of them. you look at the injuries involved and clearly the authorities determined that they believed that she was the aggressor. >> now, she's facing a misdemeanor, but are you surprised she's willing to take this to trial? >> right. >> all the publicity. >> her lawyer seems to be suggesting she was offered a plea which basically would have wiped out her record, no jail time, nothing, she rejected it because she wanted to go to trial. i think that her defense is going to have to be her own testimony.
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meaning she's going to have to get up on the witness stand and say, here's what happened. here's why it happened and, remember, all she has to do is try to invoke reasonable doubt. it doesn't mean that a judge or jury has to necessarily say she's right. when you're charged with a crime all she's got to do is be able to convince the judge or jury that there are questions about what happened here and this is one of those situations where she may be able to do just that. >> all right, what is she facing if convicted. >> months not years. we have that terrifying rescue caught on camera. a father pulling his son from a tree well. now a new warning this morning. morning.
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7:40. back now with a winter warning. before you hit the slopes a video here showing a father rescuing his son. this has been viewed more than a million times highlighting the hidden dangers of tree wells. here's neal karlinsky. >> hit it.
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hit it. >> reporter: a father and son back country ski outing turning to a heart-pounding fight for seconds as 15-year-old ethan goss disappears amidst the trees. >> you okay? >> reporter: he's fallen out of sight in that tree well. >> ethan! >> reporter: winston goss digs his son out. the boy fighting suffocation. >> here we go. here we go. here we go. i got you. breathe. >> reporter: the video now viewed more than a million times online as this father uses his close call to warn others calling it the most frightening experience he's ever had as a parent. >> i remember sitting there and watching the video with him and my leg was shaking just a bit. it was pretty emotional afterwards. it was a true moment, you know, for me to pull him out. >> i had a near-death experience. >> yeah. >> you never expect something like that to happen to you. once it does it is kind of shocking. >> reporter: hard to see until you're up close.
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they block so much snow there's a lot less under the trees and not packed like this snow so one step down there you sink another six feet at least. a safety video put out by the northwest avalanche institute shows just how paralyzing it can be. a staggering 90% of skiers who fall in tree wells fail to get themselves out without help. accounting for 20% of all ski fatalities. in this dramatic video posted on live leak in 2012 a snowboarder is buried while his friend's camera rolls. once he's partially dug out you can see how helpless and contorted he was. legs and arm above him like cement. >> if you hit the tree you can knock a lot of the snow on the tree off. >> reporter: if you fall in try to keep a hand in front of your face to clear a place to breathe, hug the tree if possible and using as leverage to push yourself out and finally
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and most importantly, always ski with a buddy and keep each other in sight. that's what saved ethan. >> my throat hurts right now. i was trying so hard to get snow away from my face and it just kept coming down. >> you might hear somebody who is in a well but it doesn't really touch home until you actually have someone that you know or someone, well, like a loved one fall in. >> reporter: for "good morning america," neal karlinsky, abc news, snoqualmie pass, washington. >> a real danger. i'm so glad we showed that. another tip, stay on those -- the green circles. those are always -- >> bunny hills. >> thank you, neal. coming up on "good morning america," ultimate fighter ronda rousey's startling revelation about what happened after her last loss. and then up next best in show dog, c.j. is here live only on "gma." >> temecula, california, it's c.j. ates. yeah? (sigh) you're okay... he's okay, he made it! jason.. what do you mean? we were very bad boys.
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that pretty dog. hello, c.j. how are you? hello, valerie. >> hi. >> now, gail, they say that c.j. has won 18 first -- >> best in shows. >> in six months. >> he just started his showing career. he's only been showing for six months. he has 18 best and his 18th was at westminster, the top. the best show that he could win. >> so why do you think c.j.'s had so much success in such a short time. >> he is a beautiful example of a german shorthaired pointer obviously and he is, you can tell, he has a stoicism about him, calm, alert, focused. he is a great show dog. >> what kind of competition was c.j. -- c.j., what were you up against? >> well, in the best in show ring when you get to that level of competition, the dogs are all top winning dogs at the top of their game. it's special. it's like the super bowl of dog show, so he took it. he was the winner. >> one of the other breeders said it was like winning the super bowl to win the westminster dog show, so,
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valerie, is it like the super bowl? how do you feel about it? >> absolutely. it's the best dog show in the world. everybody comes here from every other country to compete here and win here. it's like what we strive for. >> i notice c.j. has a little routine before like -- football players have a superstition and things they do before they compete. c.j. has one of his own. >> absolutely, he generally most of the time he'll usually sneeze. >> that's his before you show he sneezes. >> shakes it out. >> now, i'm just curious, c.j., i have a treat for you here, but after c.j. wins, is there like a treat? is there a steak in order? >> something like that today, yeah, definitely. >> his eyes lit up when i grabbed the cheese. it kind of looked like me. and now we know that you -- i was watching you show c.j. and that is like a workout and i was curious when c.j. is not being shown, is he like a regular dog around the house. >> he's a regular house dog. he has -- we have a few other house dogs that he runs and
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good morning. it is 7:56. i'm morning anchor reggie aqui. so mike, when is the rain coming our way. >> that is a good question had sprinkles this morning. we could have gusts up to 50 miles per hour, above a thousand feet, could be power outages, that is why we bumped the impact scale from one to two. t the south bay, the commute will be the heaviest. >> an accident at the golden gate bridge toll bridge, traffic is back upped into the bay bridge and the dumbarton bridge. and taking cal tran, running 15 minutes late. reggie.
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>> thank you. coming up. blackish stars are live and taking over "good morning america." we'll have another update in 30 minutes and always on our news sap and so join me, frances, mike and natasha tomorrow
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it's 8:00 a.m., and ronda rousey reveals she hit rock bottom after her devastating loss to holly holm. >> i was literally sitting there and like thinking about killing myself. >> what got her through her roughest moments. she says being undefeated is a choice. health alert this morning. the startling spike in adderall abuse. more young adults using it without a prescription. dr. besser here live with the latest. ♪ you make me feel and crusading kate. the duchess taking on a new role this morning making a very public plea and the taboos around children's mental health revealing she wouldn't hesitate seeking help for george or charlotte and inviting michelle obama to join the movement. ♪ all that and it's feeling "gma"-ish.
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"blackish" stars tracee ellis ross and anthony anderson are here live as we say -- >> oh. >> oh. >> good morning, america. >> good morning, america. >> good morning. >> all right. ♪ cake by the ocean and good morning, america. happy wednesday. it's a fun wednesday here on "gma." >> it is. >> we just saw anthony anderson, tracee ellis ross along with c.j. best in show. >> just wave, c.j. wave. say hi. >> all right. >> his tail is wagging. >> he likes anthony. >> c.j., stay. okay. >> somebody has cheese over there. >> how did you win? how did you win? >> so, tracee and anthony are here obviously talking about "blackish" but they'll pop in a few other segments. one involving laundry. you never know what's going to happen. >> we already saw anthony's dog training skills. >> or lack of. also this morning, celebrity
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trainers heidi and chris powell are inspiring a lot of people and not just with their workouts but this photo with the #lovemyblendedfamily is getting a lot of reaction out there, but how they put their kids first and their feelings last. we have that coming up. >> looking forward to that. >> now let's get the morning rundown from amy. >> all right, good morning, everyone. we begin with the showdown over personal privacy in the digital age pitting apple versus the federal government. this morning apple says it will fight a court order that directs the company to help the fbi break into the encrypted phone that belonged to the san bernardino shooter syed farook. authorities believe important evidence about the attack is on that phone, but apple's ceo tim cook says the fbi is asking for the equivalent of a master key that could compromise the privacy of all iphone users. the issue could end up before the supreme court. well, tensions are escalating between the u.s. and china in a long-running dispute over islands in the south china sea. china has now reportedly deployed surface-to-air missiles
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on one of the islands it claims to own, and this comes just one day after president obama called for steps to ease tensions. this morning the plane flying pope francis to mexico was hit by a laser while landing friday. david kerley has the details. >> reporter: the vatican flag flew after it landed in mexico. no sign of what happened moments earlier. a warning to the pope's plane. >> 4,000 and for your information, 12:00 about uh, 15 miles, we have a laser beam pointing to us. >> i have the same thing. >> reporter: the pope's airbus was following aircraft over downtown mexico city when a voice on the recording identifies himself as a pope's pilot says he was hit, too. >> for your information we have laser shining at us. >> reporter: the laser strikes
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can blind or disable a pilot. in this case the landing was without incident. >> a new poll shows donald trump leading by 16 points just days before the primary in south carolina. he is also holding a commanding lead in nevada. trump's momentum is getting the attention of president obama who said he doubts trump will be elected because americans view the presidency as a, quote, serious job, not a reality show. meanwhile, new trouble for hillary clinton. a poll out this morning showing clinton and bernie sanders now in a dead heat in nevada. police in montana responded to a disturbing report. neighbors hurt gunshots and turns out the family was watching the walking dead which we all know gets a pretty violent. here's a message to fans and i don't know if i could abide by this one.
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keep the volume a reasonable level so you don't scare your neighbors. but you know what, it's no fun if the sound is low. >> this is one of your go-tos. >> yes. but i think -- they literally surrounded the house. it was so funny. all right. just zombies. >> we're going to move on now, thank you amy. eye opening report about add der roll. a sharp rise in a number of young people abusing the drug. dr. richard besser with the details. what's in this report. >> they looked at trends in the use and abuse of stimulant medications which are the drugs used for attention deficit disorder. they found a 67% rise in adults using adderoll without a prescription. a dramatic rise in er visits. 156% rise there. >> if they're doing it without a prescription where are they getting it? >> what they found was concerning. most were getting it from friends and family who had a
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prescription from a doctor. i have to tell you. these drugs are safe when used under doctor supervision but medical conditions put you at risks. you don't want to be sharing these drugs. >> why are they doing it? just to gets a edge in study? >> when you look at other studies that seems to be a big thing. trying to get the edge. it's not clear whether people are using them when they go out to party. a study found 62% of college students share the drugs with other people and you shouldn't do that. >> what are the side effects to look for? >> you should doctor supervision, sleep problems, appetite. those could be managed but if you use them without the supervision thooings things can be scary. seizures, heart disease including heart attacks. psychosis. >> psychosis? >> these are high doses and very rare but if you don't have that supervision and making sure they're being used properly these are the things you have to worry about. these aren't drugs to be shared. >> thanks very much. we'll take questions on twitter
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and go on "gma's" facebook page. lara. >> here's what's coming up. rhonda rosie's confession opening up about hitting rock bottom and how she managed to get back up and then crusading cake inside the duchess of cambridge's big role and how michelle obama is joining her and this guy -- >> hurry up. >> they're taking over the show. apparently you're stage manage. >> we'll be right back. all coming up live on "gma" here in times square. that's how you do it. we got a show to do. we have a show to do. c'mon. let's go! >> morning menu is brought to you by advil. makes pain a distant memory. the place, d ds to get 0% financing for 60 months on a ford suv. that's right. just announced. ford explorer...edge...escape... and expedition...
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but only if you have a brain. welcome back to "gma welcome back to "gma." we want to get to that big headline about ultimate fighter ronda rousey, the superstar athlete making a powerful confession admitting that when she lost that championship fight back in november, she considered taking her life. abc's linsey davis is here with her story. good morning, linsey. >> reporter: good morning, guys. rousey was the ufc champion until that moment in november when she was knocked out after a devastating kick in the head from holly holm. rousey said she was so devastated she sat in the hospital afterward and questioned what am i anymore if i'm not this? >> ronda rousey. >> reporter: she is a powerhouse athlete and a stunning cover model for "sports illustrated." mixed martial arts superstar ronda rousey is seemingly able to do it all. >> she's unbelievable. >> reporter: but now she's speaking out for the first time on camera since her shocking defeat to holly holm in november.
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>> holly holm is the new ufc bantamweight champion. >> reporter: tearfully revealing to ellen degeneres tuesday that she had suicidal thoughts following her devastating loss. >> and i was literally sitting there and like thinking about killing myself and in that exact second i'm nothing. i'm like, what do i do anymore? >> reporter: rousey whose father committed suicide when she was just 8 years old credits her boyfriend of almost a year, ufc travis brown for picking her back up. >> i looked up and i saw my man, travis, was standing there and i looked up at him and i was just like, i need to have his babies. i need to stay alive. >> ronda said travis reminds her of her father because he is a protector. >> reporter: espn's ramona shelburne who spoke with rousey ten days after the hit said it was the lowest point of her life. >> she was trying to process it and it really did feel like the life she had been leading was over, and i think that's what
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she was trying to say there. >> reporter: the 29-year-old now admits she was burnt out after competing in her third title fight in nine months and while she might be out of the running for now, she says she has big plans for the future. >> i really do believe i'm still undefeated because being defeated is a choice. everybody has losses in their life, but i choose to always be undefeated. >> reporter: ufc champion holly holm reacted to rousey's agony saying when you lose at something you pour your heart and soul into, it's a terrible feeling. holm is scheduled to defend her title march 5th and rousey is then expected to fight the winner of that fight likely in november. rousey says she wants to beat holm to, quote, make everything right again. amy. >> all right, linsey, thanks so much. and joining us now, psychiatrist dr. janet taylor. and, janet, you could see the emotion of ronda in that moment. what do you think the impact is for those watching to hear her reveal that very dark moment? >> well, it's powerful because you have a champion who is expressing her vulnerability.
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i mean, everyone has a loss at some point in their lives but for her she had an extreme reaction because she said she was suicidal and it also sounds like the loss challenged her sense of purpose. >> and this is not something we hear many people admit. why is it so hard for so many of us to be open about those moments? >> well, it's stigma, and so often still in society there's a stigma against people who express extreme unhappiness or are suicidal or have a mental disorder or mental illness and there's a difference. the power is she's expressing it and she's saying she can work on it. and people need to know that almost 50% of americans have a mental disorder, not mental illness, which means you can be diagnosed with something so the point is if you're feeling something overwhelming and you feel like you want to hurt yourself or you feel extremely sad, talk to somebody about it because if ronda rousey can say it, anyone can. >> right, because you can have that situational moment, as well, that strong emotion. it was interesting, ronda said when she felt that darkness, she
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looked up and saw her boyfriend, and that pulled her out of it. how important is it to have someone, anyone there with you in those times? >> it's important. it was a moment. it was a suicidal thought. if someone is actually suicidal with a plan, that's an emergency. having a sense of support is extremely important. if you have a religious affiliation, to talk to someone. and the key thing is to understand that you don't have to resolve it on your own. if you're a family member and you hear someone who is suicidal, get help. >> because a lot of people are in those moments and part of the reason why they feel so down, so sad, so suicidal is because they're alone. who then do you reach out to? >> well, you have to break the silence. talk to your health care provider. if you're employed look for employ assistance or if you're a student, there are guidance counselors at universities and educate yourself about moods and find a reputable source like the national institute of mental health or the mayo clinic to identify what different mood swings can mean and get help for yourself. >> and to know you are not alone. there is help.
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>> no, we have to break the silence and the stigma about what it means to have extreme mood swings. >> all right. dr. janet taylor, as always, thank you so much. >> thank you. >> lara, over to you. >> thank you, amy. now we turn to kate middleton's big, new role, the duchess joining "the huffington post" team taking on a temporary assignment as guest editor covering an important cause, #youngmindsmatter trending all morning and lama hasan is in london with the latest. good morning, lama. >> reporter: and good morning to you, lara. yes, a huge first for the duchess of cambridge this morning as she becomes a guest editor for "the huffington post" right here at kensington palace dealing with an issue she feels strongly about, mental health in young people. this morning, the duchess of cambridge taking on a new high-profile role for the day as "the huffington post's" new editor. >> this is where we'll publish the duchess' first splash. >> reporter: transforming one of the palace rooms into a
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makeshift newsroom. >> she's been really fundamental and actually a really good editor. >> reporter: the duchess' agenda, mental health of young people, close to her heart. >> she's been extremely hands-on. she is a natural child therapist. >> reporter: kate is calling for an end to the taboo surrounding mental health empathizing and referring to her role as a mother writing a blog saying william and i would not hesitate to seek help for our children if they needed it. we hope to encourage george and charlotte to speak about their feelings. the duchess invited the first lady to participate as she guest edits "the huffington post" uk and michelle obama also wants to remove the stigma associated with mental illness writing "we should make it clear that getting help isn't a sign of weakness. it is a sign of strength, and we should ensure that people can get the treatment they need." >> we felt a little bit like the youth and the children were being ignored or forgotten about slightly but also the people that the duchess talked about, she has a global voice and she can reach people all around the
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world. >> reporter: back in the newsroom the duchess taking charge working hard in the run-up to her new job commissioning a number of articles and blogs, even releasing a psa. >> william and i feel that every child deserves to be supported through difficult times in their lives. >> reporter: and, by the way, the editor of "the huffington post" also told us that they were very much guided by kate and her expertise on mental health, also adding that she is such a good editor, he hopes he still has a job tomorrow. lara. >> of course, she is. lama, thank you very much. we want to add, michelle obama just posted an essay on "the huff post" and talks about how glad she is about kate taking this on with kids in particular and has been working on this with dr. jill biden for a long time. she says, when someone breaks their leg, you don't say stop wallowing in it. it's real and so are mental health illnesses. >> you have to wipe away the shame that someone is feeling if they are battling a mental illness or struggle.
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>> i always say everyone deserves one good therapy session if not more. i've had a few. >> i feel like every day when we're not on camera is like our own too which is so lovely. we want to get outside to rob for a look at the weather. >> a great group out here from all over the country, from all over the world. you're from england. you're shivering. >> so cold here. it's freezing. >> it's going to get colder tonight. >> i'm going home tonight. >> we're going to miss you. >> i know. i'm going to miss you. >> thanks for coming over. have a safe trip across the pond. check out this picture from silver springs, new york, 18 inches of snow, record-setter yesterday. that's not lake effect. you'll get some streamers today as another cold front comes through. breezy conditions and, yeah, it's going to get chillier versus the 50s we had yesterday. talk about a seesaw. look at the mild temperatures in denver and the rain in seattle. good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco with the forecast. we are going to have wet weather of the sprinkles this morning.
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showers in the afternoon and evening. it will be breezy all day. showers are possible and a chance of rain on friday and warmer this weekend. temperatures today are in the mid-to-upper 60s but falling as we head into the afternoon hours. temperatures tonight are in the upper 40s to low 50s. this storm is stronger, (2) on >> these ladies watch the original show on november 3rd, 1975. what was your impression? did you think it would be canceled? >> no, of course not. >> of course not. so happy you're here. thank you for your loyalty. it's been a long stretch. back in to you. >> did you think it was going to get canceled? >> thank you, rob. we're going to start "pop news" right now with ed sheeran. you know, he won his first grammy for best song of the year on monday night and in a speech very moving he thanked his parents but while he was doing that he must have been thinking out loud as the song says, who are those people, not that one, who are those people they're showing on the screen because
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they weren't his mom and dad. >> i totally thought that was his mom and dad. >> heartfelt speech and explained how his parents have flown to the grammys for the last four. he never won and they would say, don't worry, maybe next year so naturally all eyes were on the beaming couple. they are not only not ed's parents but nobody knows who they are. >> but they're great actors. >> i believed them. >> george is right. the guy is like -- just keep smiling and wave. can't tell the difference. >> stole the seats. >> i'm sure ed was probably going -- so, for the record we do have a picture. these are ed's parents. cbs says it was just a simple mistake. it's a live show. we all get it. ed, by the way, is celebrating his birthday today so happy birthday from your real parents, your fake parents and all of us at "gma." >> great. also in "pop news" this morning, a new study proving millennials do the most whining, jesse, when compared to any other age group but not in the
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way you might think. the nonprofit wine market council has uncorked a new study that says millennials drink nearly half of all the wine consumed last year. >> wow. >> the age -- i know, i was very surprised by this knowing my own consumption. the age group is made up of people born between the early '80s and 2000s and, boy, they are thirsty. the group consumed 159.6 million cases of wine in 2015, an average of 3.1 glasses of wine per sitting. >> what? >> that's double the intake of baby boomers. yeah. >> wow. >> surprising. >> my producer will was explaining that wine has become -- it's like, oh, you want to watch "the bachelor," let's have a glass of wine. it's just the way we were with beers back in sort of the late '80s. >> and on behalf of all millennials, i'm not apologizing. >> i'm telling you guys how healthy it is. for the heart, lara. >> that's what it is. it's like working out. >> 3.1, 4.1, 5.1 sitting. >> so, a little science for you
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youngsters and then finally we met the best this show. thank you for coming to "good morning america," c.j., from the westminster dog show, but we also want to highlight the other dogs out there that are winners in their own way like this guy, who i have declared gets the award for most distracted. he's like should i play with the little bush or should i play with the ball? should i play with the bush or maybe i'll just fall and i'm still -- >> a great puppy. >> you know what, i think instead i'm just going to go lick the camera. and then there's another one -- this guy got the prize for most determined. you want to cage me? fine. >> i don't think so. >> and that, everybody, is our version of the westminster dog show in this edition of "pop news." >> they're all winners. >> every dog is a winner. that's right. >> george and i were saying could you imagine what if daisy -- >> for snarling, overeating. >> going to the bathroom everywhere but where she should. >> that's it, you know. >> she's a winner. george, i think we have time for teases. >> yeah, that's right. >> oh, no, oh, no.
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>> we have the "blackish" stars -- >> oh, no. >> come on in. anthony anderson. >> spider-man. >> i actually was scared that was -- i was trying to pretend i didn't notice. >> there's tracee ellis ross. >> there's tracee ellis ross.
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good morning to you. i'm abc 7 news morning anchor natasha zouves. let's check on your traffic with frances. >> we have a developing hot spot in san jose. at deanza. three lanes are blacked. traffic is backed up to the 17 interchange and northbound 280 approach the scene. so let me show you how slow it is. it is crawling into cupertino at 14 mile-per-hour. this is the hot spot right now. slow across the san mateo bridge. many bridges slow and wind advisories for many bridges as well. >> mike nicco will join us announcer: if the hardest part of your day is the staying awake part... [train horn blares] sleep train has your ticket to a better night's sleep.
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good morning. i'm meteorologist mike nicco. it is a mild morning thanks to the winds that kin to gust. especially above a thousand feet where they could get up to 45 to 50 miles per hour. local power outages, and that is the reason we bumped up the storm impact scale to a two today. light rain and sprinkles today. a better chance of showers during the afternoon and evening commute. could be messy then. scattered showers tomorrow and into friday. natasha. >> looks good. thank you. we'll have another local news update in 30 minutes. and always on our news app and
8:30 am join me, mike, frances and reggie tomorrow morning dark and early at 4:30 to 7 first we took you into the fire, then into the ice and now amy journeys across the planet taking you into africa's garden of eden right in the midst of the great migration like never before. tuesday, "gma" on safari live presented by samsung. >> now, what will happen if i just say nothing right here. >> nothing. >> so funny because you guys, this is so new for you. i work with this every day. >> say nothing right now. that's a beautiful picture on my tv screen. why is there nothing in teleprompter? >> george likes to ad lib. >> oh. >> oh, hey, amy, read something. >> amy, what's happening is amy about to go on safari next week. that's what that is all about. >> tanzania leaving tomorrow.
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>> the great migration. have you ever been on safari. >> yes, i have. >> i have never been on safari. >> maybe that's what you can do with your summer hiatus. >> you can go on safari with me. >> i can just follow you around. >> yes, yes. >> anthony. >> it's a piece of cardboard, tracee. you cannot go on safari. you are not -- >> let me tell you where i am right now. >> this is like "read be rainbow" as a kid. i see tracee, i ceci era. i see amanda, my auntie denise. there's no elephant in there. there's nothing. there's nothing. >> for everyone at home if you have your iphone, you can put it in there next week and you can see amy on safari. >> technology. >> just put your iphone in there right now. tracee, what's going on. george's phone.
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don't scroll to the left. don't scroll to the left. george and i were out late last night. don't scroll to the left. >> i'm not touching that. >> what we did is in 3d. all right. >> i have nothing to say. i am -- okay, i am not participating. >> you know what, we were actually going to get you to go to the prompter. we blew right through that. we'll go to amy. >> on to the next story. >> celebrity trainers heidi and chris powell are showing families how to make tricky situations like divorce and remarriage work showing the photo of their so-called -- >> blended family on instagram showing heidi's ex-pus husband and all their kids together. it's getting thousands of likes and abc's juju chang -- >> say that again. juju chang. >> yes. >> has the story. >> i'm chris powell. >> i'm heidi powell. >> and this is what we do. >> on their hit show "extreme weight loss." celebrity trainers heidi and chris powell inspire contestants
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to dig deep and pursue a healthy lifestyle. >> come on. there you go. >> reporter: now the couple married for 5 1/2 years are inspiring people in a new way. >> with three people that are willing to put the kids first and our egos last, we've come up with this incredible dynamic that has resulted in four wonderfully happy kids and congress kwentsly three happy adults. >> reporter: heidi posting this on instagram of her ex-husband cuddling with their two oiler kids and the two younger ones she shares with chris along with the #lovemyblendedfamily generating lots of positive buzz like comments "truly amazing example of how to rock a blended family." >> derek and i spent time together alone so we could communicate and talk to each other about parenting plan, et cetera, and who i could be for his children. it was so important for me to acknowledge and recognize that he, he is their father.
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he will always be their father. it's not my job to step in and try to be their dad. i'm their stepdad. and i couldn't be more proud of it. i'm their bonus dad. >> reporter: the powells joining the growing ranks of blended families from tom brady and gisele hanging with his ex bridget moynahan to will and jada smith hanging with his ex. >> you want them to have a safe haven, whether with one parent or the other, and their health, well-being and self-esteem stay intact as much as possible at all times. >> reporter: though heidi admits it hasn't always been smooth sailing, they're all committed to making it work. >> i'm not telling everyone that they need to be best friends. but i do think that so much positive can come when you're just kind to somebody else. >> oh, pull. >> reporter: for "good morning america," juju chang, abc news, new york. >> they're doing a great job. >> thank you, juju. now, let's go outside to rob. >> all right, anthony, we got you covered. we got a lot of "blackish" fans out here. look at you all bundled up from tacoma, washington. >> that's right.
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>> you're ready for the cold. >> i am. >> getting a little rain back in the pacific northwest. we got some warm-up happening actually across the southwest and springlike temperature. yeah, let's hear it for spring, 66 degrees in denver today. look at that, temps in the 70s in dallas, 60 in atlanta and into the 50s in chicago. that's going to feel nice. today, though, drier and breezy >> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco. spring -- sprinkles to start, but heavy rain this evening for the commute. my seven-day outlook shows the storm is stronger, "2" moderate on the >> hey, we got this weather report brought to you by voya financial. we've got a return customer. you were here yesterday with your coffee half decaf. where is your coffee today? >> i already drank it. >> oh, yeah, so you're all fired up. you're ready to get going. looking good. go packers, next year. gunny says good morning, america.
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who is gunny? >> a service dog friend of ours. >> veterans. >> yeah. >> beautiful dog. i bet he would be good for best in show. thanks for his service. back inside to you. >> thank you, rob. we are now going to get to the ultimate laundry challenge. of course, more men than ever are taking over laundry duties. but how much do they really know about wash, dry and folding? "blackish" star anthony anderson and jesse are about to show us and this is our first ever suds and studs laundry showdown. definitely not the last. >> i'm the stud, jesse, just so you know that. >> consumer expert lisa lee freeman is here to help us get through this, i pray. my question to you, this is real. men are really taking over laundry duty? >> absolutely. a new survey published in "the wall street journal" showed two-thirds of men between 18 and 34 say they're the laundry meister in their family. >> are you the laundry meister in your household?
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>> i'm the only laundry meister in my household. >> i think more men are because the women don't want to wash those drawers anymore. >> okay, then. anthony, are you ready? we'll start with the cycle showdown. >> let's do it. >> we need you guys to take a look at this shirt. >> uh-huh. >> can you hold up the shirt and then hold up the paddle that shows the cycle you think it should be washed in. take note, it's dark and, note, white and blue. should we wash in cold water with dark clothes, should we wash in hot water with dark clothes. should we wash hot water with white clothes or cold water with white clothes? >> it should be with whites, cold water. you say darks, cold water and the answer is -- >> hey, look, jesse. the dark is always -- oh, boy -- forgot where i was. >> i believe that we have one for the stud. >> yeah, you definitely want to wash anything with stripes or colors in dark, dark on cold and you might even want to wash it for the first few times by
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itself so it doesn't bleed. >> if you put it in hot water, can't it potentially shrink it? >> also the colors will bleed, jesse. >> the colors will bleed. >> he's done this before. >> it's suggesting one of you got it right because most men don't get it right. >> of course, anthony got it right. >> the study shows men aren't good at cycle collection or sorting. >> i just wanted him to get off to a good start. you're welcome. >> thank you. >> you're welcome. >> this category, this category is called name that smell. >> oh. >> there are new detergents out there that are so -- that are supposed to smell more manly. please smell the yellow and blue shirts. hold up the one washed in the new men's detergent. feel free to consult yourself. >> the yellow one smells like it was worn at the club. it's got like cologne, maybe some -- >> this is the shirt george and i wore last night in the streets so i know what it was washed with. >> oh, boy. >> so, which one was washed and
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which one had cologne on it? >> i think this is one that was washed. >> this is the one right here. this is the -- >> that was washed or had cologne on it? >> one of them has cologne on it. one was washed in manly detergent. >> the one that has been washed is the yellow one. >> ha, ha, ha. that's what the game we were playing. >> well, the crazy thing is -- >> you said manly scent. i said george and i were wearing it. this is a manly scent. >> you're right, and that's a new manly detergent. >> yeah, that's right. laundry detergent manufacturers are making detergents just for you guys so you don't even have to put cologne on. you can just pick a detergent. >> look at jesse. >> it smells like club live in miami. >> finally, this is the folding challenge. >> finally? i may give this to you because you're down 0-2 right now. >> do i get three points if i win this? >> no, you can't win, but you can come back strong. >> you really are motivating me. >> 15 -- okay, you can win. 15 seconds on the clock. we want to see who can fold the most laundry in those 15 seconds
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with your folding board. >> no cheating. hey, hey, hey. >> i'm waiting. >> and begin. >> come on. >> the clock is ticking. >> uno. >> so, most men are not so good at this. >> folding. >> the problem is you have to unfold the clothes first. >> anthony, you're breaking the rules here. >> when we come back, we'll crown anthony the winner. sorry, jesse. >> he's doing it with his hands. i thought you were supposed to use the folder. >> this is what i think about this. i fold my own clothes. look at this. look at this. look at that. i don't even know what color that is but look how it's folded. >> folding boards are a lovely thing. >> i wish i could. >> you don't need to use one. you went freestyle which we totally appreciate it. >> i should win by disqualification then. >> okay, there you go, jesse. technicality. it's still not a tie, jess. when we come back, more fun with "blackish" stars anthony and tracee ellis ross and we will crown anthony the winner of the golden iron. >> your whites on hot.
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your whites on hot.
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i beg of you, you have to let me tell her. i will pay you --
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>> sure, i ain't going to tell her. the floor's yours. let's do it. >> so, ruby, ruby -- >> not now. i'm trying to immortalize my son for buying me this luxury vehicle in time for the 32nd anniversary of marvin gaye's death. oh, we are going to break the internet. hey, hey. >> my god, it just keeps getting better. >> mama, this car is for zoe. >> huh? >> uh-oh. sneak peek at tonight's "blackish." back with anthony anderson and tracee ellis ross. that looks like a fun one tonight. >> all of them are fun. >> yeah, i love watching them. it's like going through your family album. >> it's really fun trying to remember what each of those are from. >> it brings us back, as well. i think you all came on the show the day before the first episode. >> yeah. >> we could tell the minute you were on here that it was something special. but what's it been like for you guys? >> it's been a joyous experience. actually especially to get into season two and have a chance to kind of really let go and be
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these characters and find it in a different way. we're such a family now that it's been really exciting and watching the kids grow up in real life is very cool. >> it's got to be, and i got to tell you for us to watch it with our families is so great because we have this mix of laughing, relating to these situations but you're also tackling some really tough issues. >> yeah, yeah, we are. you know, we pride ourselves on being topical and timely with the issues that we deal with, not only what's going on in the community at large but also what's going on in our personal lives. this is what you see on the screen every day, stories from real, true-life stories from our lives. >> so, when you get something, i know one of the upcoming episodes will take on police brutality. how do you balance out the serious and funny? >> we have an amazing group of writers led by kenya barris, our creator -- not our creator but the creator of our show that really has -- >> my creator kenya. >> god does very well -- >> thank you, kenya.
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>> no, but the writers really do a wonderful job of balancing and somehow finding this ability to deal with these really heavy issues and hot topic issues and find a way to have laughter where we're not making fun of those issues and i think -- >> that's the hardest thing to do. >> it's really hard, and they balance it beautifully. i think it's a lot that they really work through the characters and the point of view of these characters as opposed to trying to do funny situations. >> agreed. >> so you can kind of do anything because, you know, the characters are well developed. >> and you guys knew each other before. >> we did. >> she hated me. >> i did. >> is that true? >> yes, it is. >> oh, my, yes, she did. >> i did, but it's all gone and recently, recently we had a situation at work, and anthony goes, oh, my god, you still hate me, and i was like, no, no. >> tracee, tell them what you did. >> do you want to know what i did? >> of course, i do. >> we had a kissing scene and i was tired.
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we were working a 16-hour day in the last hour of the 16-hour day at the end of a week and we started the kiss and somehow i don't know what happened but i thought that he was inappropriate in his kiss so -- >> i was not. >> he was not. he was not. >> i was not. >> he was absolutely not but apparently because i don't remember it, i did a one, two, three punch really hard -- >> straight to my heart. >> to the point that -- i've never punched a human being and when it hit, i was like, wow, that's a neat sound, it went boing. >> one, two, three. you never punched anyone before but you punched him. >> i did a boom, boom, boom and the next day i was sore under my arm. >> and a growl and called me the mf. >> i think she's still angry at you. >> well, something happened. i don't -- anthony, it's over. >> no, it's not. >> this is over, unfortunately. but "blackish" is on tonight at 9:30 eastern on abc. >> hey, jennifer
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we're here now with jennifer jason leigh. she is up for an oscar for "the hateful eight" where she plays a fugitive who's brought to justice by bounty hunter kurt russell. take a look at this clip. samuel jackson explaining just what that means. take a look. >> when john ruth, the hangman catches you, you got no bullet in the back, huh-uh. when the hangman catches you, you hang. >> you overrate him. i give you he got guts but in the brains department, he like a man who took a high dive in a low well. >> because it's morning television, we're not going to show what happens next but i saw last night. how did you feel with all that gore on your face as you were acting? you had a lot of blood on your face. that had to be an interesting -- >> well, the blood is very, very sticky and -- >> but you liked it. right? it was fun for you, i read.
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>> i loved making the movie so much. i actually had just the best time, and it was freezing. the set was 30 degrees. so it was really freezing. >> well, it all paid off. congratulations on your nomination for an oscar for best supporting actress and you -- you say this all happened for you at a time when you were considering kind of just giving up on the whole acting thing. >> it's not -- i mean, i wouldn't say giving up but i just felt like i had had a really nice run, you know. and been very fortunate and, i don't know, that maybe i was looking to do other things in a way. >> well, not yet, not so fast because now you're up for that oscar. also you're a part of this film, "anomalisa" which is up for best animated feature, so two nominations there which has got to feel really great. that had to be a big surprise. where were you when the nominations came out? i heard you were sleeping. >> yes, i was sleeping and my phone was off, so i woke up and i had all these texts and all
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these messages from my friends and, you know, from a lot of the haters from "the hateful eight" and -- >> oyh, the haters, good haters. i was concerned for a second but that's what you call your cast mates. >> we call each other the haters. so it was a really -- just very surprising and sweet and happy morning. >> a really nice wake-up call. >> really nice wake-up call. >> probably one of the best. and you mentioned this, you said working on "the hateful eight" was your favorite working experience. why? >> tarantino is a master, and he also has so much enthusiasm, and he loves filmmaking in a way that's just impossible to describe honestly. >> and you wear a prosthetic nose in this film. i understand your son did not love that. did it freak him out a little? >> he really didn't like coming -- that would be the question. like is the nose on or off, whether he would like want to come to set or not. >> whether or not he would give you a hug that day. >> no kissing when the nose was on. >> well, jennifer jason leigh, phenomenal performance.
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>> thank you. >> we will be watching and crossing our fingers for you come march. thanks so much for joining us. >> thanks. i was walking home. just picked us up two breakfast croissants for four bucks, when this bear attacked. with one swipe, it devoured one of the croissants. then jack showed up and took care of the beast, so i could escape. and that's what happened to your breakfast croissant. and yours? it survived. share it with yourself. freshly cracked egg with ham and bacon, or sausage, get two breakfast croissants for four bucks.
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starting monday "gma's" going prime time with cameo appearances in hit abc shows. >> oh, hey, yeah. >> it's tim allen. >> and we've got your exclusive backstage pass.
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>> oh, thank god. >> so can robin, lara and amy go from news desk to actress? >> you just called me an actress. >> let's do it. >> next week on -- >> "good morning america." >> "good morning america" is brought to you by university of phoenix. we rise. well, if anthony and tracee can take over here, you can take over. >> i think it's a fair switch. >> let's do a little "gma" rewind right now. c.j., best in show. there he is with anthony and tracee ellis ross. >> in slo-mo. >> not much of a trainer but had so much fun with them. watch "blackish" tonight. >> bye.
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good morning. i'm abc 7 news morning anchor natasha zouves. let's check on the forecast with mike nicco. >> old man winter is coming back and with vengeance. up to 7:00. local power outages because of gusts. a better chance with the cold front coming in during the afternoon and evening. watch out for light to moderate rain then. frances. >> to dublin with breaking news and a picture from sky 7 hd flying over the dublin high school. a person was hit by a vehicle. you see police at the scene. investigation continues and streets could be blocked in the area. natasha. >> thank you so much. "live with kelly and michael" is next. join us at 11:00 with abc
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midday. join me, mike, frances and reggie tomorrow from 4: >> it's "live! with kelly & michael." today, star of the hit comedy, "black-ish," anthony anderson. "the wonderful world of walt disney: disneyland 60," derek hough. and the electronics of the future are in our studio right now. ll next on "live." [captioning made possible by disney-abc domestic television] emmy now, here are your award-winning co-hosts, kelly ipa and michael strahan. [cheers and applause] ♪


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