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good morning, america. primary showdown. a make-or-break day as voters head to the polls in five states. gop front-runner donald trump looking to clear the field. >> you're gonna be dead in three weeks, doesn't matter, get out tomorrow and vote. >> sarah palin addresses violence at his rallies. >> what we don't have time for is all that petty, punk ass little thuggery stuff. >> bernie sanders eyes another hillary clinton upset. >> people come out. we're gonna win here in ohio. >> a fight to the finish in some of the tightest races yet. donald trump and john kasich join us this morning. breaking overnight, severe weather alert. a tornado tears through the midwest, rain, thick fog and hail lead to dangerous driving conditions as the south tries to
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clean up from those massive floods, now, the new dangers beneath the water. the real o.j. simpson. a former guard who calls o.j. his prison best friend speaks out about the juice's privileged life behind bars and who o.j. told him really knows the truth about those murders. ♪ hey baby i think i want to marry you ♪ bachelor ben pops the question after telling two women he loves them. >> lauren, will you marry me? >> yes. yes. >> inside his decision and the live wedding that almost happened. ben and his new fiancee lauren here live telling us all about "the bachelor's" biggest night ever. and good morning, america. if it's tuesday, that means another crucial day in the race for the white house. and we see voters already out early there in raleigh-durham, north carolina.
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voters heading to the polls in five big states, and two of them florida and ohio, make or break for marco rubio and john kasich. donald trump hoping to knock both of them out of the race, ohio very, very close right now. neck and neck. he wants to put himself on a clear path to the nomination. >> as for the democrats, hillary clinton and bernie sanders also in very tight races. bernie sanders looking for big upsets in the midwest. you're going to look live here at the campaigns all around the country. hard at work on this critical tuesday and supporters are out in force here in times square as well. in just a moment, we're going to hear from donald trump and governor kasich but first, let's start with abc's tom llamas who is in brook park, ohio, with the latest on the republican race. good morning, tom. >> reporter: robin, good morning to you. the voting here started about 30 minutes ago. here's one of the republican ballots and even though there's nine candidates listed here, there's only still four people in the race and as you mentioned
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this is make or break for governor john kasich here in ohio and senator marco rubio in florida as trump hopes to close strong tonight. this is the day donald trump hopes to solidify his gop front-runner status and knock off some of his final republican rivals. >> but if you go to your doctor and he tells you it's over, it's just done, you're done, you are gonna be dead in three weeks, doesn't matter, get out tomorrow and vote. >> reporter: trump also taking shots at ohio governor john kasich. >> and your governor is absentee. he goes to new hampshire. he's living in new hampshire, living. >> reporter: trump also trying to make a new point, saying he's a peacemaker trying to rewrite history of the recent violence surrounding his campaign events. >> i am a peace-loving person, folks, these are love fests. >> reporter: but sarah palin, not on the same script, addressing the violent clashes that have taken place at trump rallies. >> what we don't have time for
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is all that petty, punk ass little thuggery stuff that's been going on with these, quote/unquote, protesters. >> reporter: but senator marco rubio says some of the blame lies on trump. rubio banking on his home state to keep his campaign alive, not ready to surrender to trump. >> we have never had a presidential candidate that has to be bleeped out. >> reporter: governor kasich campaigning with mitt romney on monday echoing a similar message. >> and i watched the presidential campaign rally with people slugging one another. this is not how we fix america. >> reporter: and a trump supporter disrupting an event for senator ted cruz telling him to go back to canada. >> say, sir, one difference between this and a donald trump rally is i'm not asking anyone to punch you in the face. >> reporter: yeah, now with conversations from republican voters in florida and ohio it seems like it's unclear if the
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violence will have any effect on donald trump. those trump supporters say they are sticking with him but to win in ohio and florida he may need more than just his core base. george. >> thanks, tom, and donald trump joins us now by phone from palm beach. five big states. how many are you going to win? >> well, i'd like to say five but i would never say anything. i want to see what happens. it's always a complicated process but i think we're going to do very well. we seem to be having great poll numbers. i think we're going to do very well. >> if you lose one or two, especially ohio, the chances of a contested convention go way up and your rivals, especially ted cruz, are already organizing for that. are you ready for a delegate by delegate contest in cleveland? >> well, i think i'm going to do well in ohio. i was there last night. we had an amazing stop in youngstown, and you know we're talking to the people and you look at what's happened and, you know, kasich supported nafta, he's now supporting ppp which is going to totally destroy ohio. it's going to take all of the
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car business out of ohio and you look at what he's doing and you look at what he's done. he's in favor of common core, expanded obamacare in ohio and ohio, frankly, if it didn't strike oil, you know, years ago, ohio has the highest budget increase of any state in the united states -- >> but are you ready for a contested convention? >> well, i don't know. i mean, we'll have to see how we'll do today. maybe i'll tell you tomorrow but i think we're going to do well in ohio for all of those reasons. the streel industry has died. the coal industry has died. i think we're going to do really well in ohio. we'll see. if i am i'll be talking to you about it tomorrow. >> okay, you said you're a peace-loving person but you're still open to paying the legal fees of your supporter who
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coldcocked a protester by doing that wouldn't you be supporting -- >> i don't condone violence. i didn't say i would pay -- >> so you're not going to. >> nobody has asked me for fees and i haven't even seen it so i never said i was going to say the fees. >> you said you were looking into it. if you're open to that, wouldn't by paying those fees, wouldn't that be rewarding violence? >> well, maybe so and maybe that's why i wouldn't do it. i don't condone violence at all and, you know, i looked and i watched and i'm going to make a decision but i certainly don't condone violence and maybe you're right and maybe that's why i wouldn't do it. >> and you've also said, you know, said a peace-loving person but many have talked about the various things you said on the stump that seem to encourage violence, so, based on what you're saying right now, are you going to be toning down your own rhetoric for the next phase? >> i don't think i should be toning it down, because i've had the biggest rallies of anybody, probably ever in terms of primaries and there's not even a contest and we have had very, very little difficulty. we closed down one in chicago, other than that, i mean we've had very, very little difficulty. if you look at when you have 25,000, and even 35,000 people
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at these rally, we've had very, very little difficulties. >> finally, one of the super pacs going against you has put up a new ad overnight on national cable, where it has women quoting you saying things you said about other women. i was wondering have you seen that and what did you make of it? >> well, you know, i have seen it and it was a romney deal. you know, who ran one of the worst races in the history of presidential politics. he should have easily beaten the failed president obama and, you know, it's a lot of sour grapes. women, if you look at the women's polling, leaving the booths, women i'm leading by a lot and i've done very well with women and with men and with educated and with the military and with vets. i mean, we're doing well in every category but i'm leading with women and i'm very happy about it. >> mr. trump, thanks for joining us this morning. >> thank you very much. >> looks like a possible reversal on the legal fees. >> it does seem that way. all the campaigns are very busy this morning.
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we'll look live now at the kasich campaign. hard at work in columbus, ohio, and we're joined now by the republican presidential candidate, john kasich. good enough to join us live this morning facing a crucial showdown in ohio. he joins us from westerville. governor, good morning to you on this very busy and important tuesday morning. we just heard from donald trump. he was very critical of your record in ohio among things saying that you supported nafta. how do you respond to what he said? >> well, we're up over 400,000 jobs. we're one of the fastest-growing states in america. i've cut taxes by more than any sitting governor. we're running a $2 billion surplus. our credit is rock solid. our pensions are very strong and we've left no one behind. we've helped the mentally ill, the drug addicted, the working poor, and, you know, this is the same formula i used when i was chairman of the budget committee and we balanced the budget in washington and saw a tremendous growth in jobs so both in washington and in ohio i've used the same formula. we have come out of the very bad
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situation here and we're doing really, really well and the numbers speak for themselves, and, look, this is the way it is on election eve, all the time, and, you know, as arnold schwarzenegger told me years ago, "john, in politics you have to learn to love the beatings," and i do. just another election. >> and the numbers are in your favor right now. some of the polls are showing you at a slight lead over trump. >> we're going to win in ohio. we've got great momentum. >> it is a must win -- is it a make or break? do you have to win ohio? >> yeah, we have to win -- we're going to win ohio. don't worry about it. you'll see tonight. we're going to win ohio. we're going to do better in illinois than anybody thinks and i'm going to be campaigning all across this country. we're getting momentum and, for the first time, i've been getting attention here in the last couple of weeks and a lot of people in ohio watched me in the debates and they would say how come they don't ask kasich any questions. well, finally, i'm starting to get some time and we feel very good.
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our ground game is terrific and, look, i have about a 79% approval rating among republicans in ohio, and i think they're just rewarding two things -- one is a good record and, secondly, the fact that i've run an unwaveringly positive campaign. i'm not going to take the low road to the white house as we've seen some do. >> and, sir, how difficult has that been? we have seen mayhem. we have seen violence. we have seen name-calling and you have stayed above the fray. how difficult has that been or has it? >> well, it's not been difficult because i have an obligation to the 11.5 million people who live in ohio, and, of course, to my family. i have two 16-year-old daughters and when i look at the things that i saw at that rally and i see in rallies and the rhetoric, it's disgraceful, frankly. i mean, we're not a country that spends its time slugging each other in the aisles or where the people who want to lead the
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country are insulting every group that he faces. i mean, they're blasting these images all over the world and i'm sure people are shaking their heads, saying, what's happening to america? so, it's been very easy for me to be positive because i think you win with vision. i think you win the trump voter as somebody who has a record and accomplishments and a vision. i think today, you know, when politicians' lips move people think they're lying, and the reason i talk about my record is because i want everybody to examine it. i want everybody to understand that i have done these things. these are not just promises, these are things that i've accomplished and the people of the state are better off as a result, and when i was in washington, the people and the country were better off as a result so i'm very happy with what we've done. >> i know as i said it's a very busy, important day. we really appreciate you joining us this morning, governor kasich, thank you. >> all right, give my best to george. >> oh, he's right here. >> i'm right here, governor. >> he's never far behind. >> believe it or not, we already have our first results from the
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day. also, a contest in the northern mariana islands, and donald trump has won all nine delegates. hillary clinton's campaign hard at work in pompano beach, florida, and bernie sanders' campaign out there, as well, in north carolina. and hillary hopes to win in florida and north carolina but bernie sanders pushing hard for upsets across the midwest and abc's cecilia vega in chicago with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. voting is under way. this may be the state where hillary clinton was born, but bernie sanders is hoping for a big win here and today he needs not just to win some states, he needs to win some delegates. in this race to the finish, bernie sanders on a whirlwind tour. on monday alone stopping in four of the five states voting today. his final stop, chicago. >> let us see this great state lead the country into a political revolution. >> reporter: hillary clinton making a campaign pit stop of her own overnight in north carolina. >> you know, i had to come back to charlotte because i love the name.
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>> reporter: but this morning there is trouble on the horizon in ohio where sanders is encroaching on clinton's lead. >> people saying bernie sanders winning ohio, no way. well, guess what, we have a good vote tomorrow, people come out. we're going to win here in ohio. >> reporter: a buckeye state loss while not enough to block clinton's path to the nomination would be an embarrassing setback. >> i am asking for your support. i would be honored to receive it. i hope to be your nominee. >> reporter: and while both candidates have their hopes on pulling off a victory today, in dueling town halls overnight, their focus was all about donald trump. >> we have a major candidate for president of the united states, donald trump, who is literally inciting violence among his supporters. >> people remember mob violence that led to lynching.
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>> reporter: to get a sense of how these candidates are feeling about today, look no further than where they go tonight. hillary clinton goes to florida where she's got that double-digit lead and hoping for a victory party and bernie sanders goes to arizona, george, where they vote next week. >> he's looking ahead. cecilia, thanks very much. let's talk about this now with our political team, jon karl and matthew dowd, and, jon, let me begin with you and the democrats. i think the clinton campaign bracing for another night like last tuesday where they got beat in michigan. it's close now in ohio, in missouri, in illinois. could set up this kind of situation where she wins more delegates but also has real weaknesses revealed. >> reporter: that's right. i mean, that was a complete shock in michigan, one of the biggest upsets we have seen. bernie sanders is in a much stronger position now in ohio and missouri and illinois than he was going into michigan so he could easily come out of today actually winning more states but, again, not necessarily winning more delegates because hillary clinton is poised to win very big in florida and north carolina. >> and, matt, on the republican
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side you saw donald trump. he said he'll talk to me about a contested convention tomorrow. will we be talking about that tomorrow? >> well, today being march 15th i recall shakespeare and julius caesar said beware the ides of march. someone is going to be julius caesar. it's likely to be the establishment candidate. if donald trump sweeps there won't be a contested convention. if donald trump loses one of the big ones, and it looks like it's to be ohio, the contested convention is coming our way and we'll have an unbelievable time, the republicans will and us in the media in ohio in cleveland when that comes but, i think tonight what's going to happen is the last bastion of the establishment is probably going to lose and that's what is amazing about the race. >> we'll see what happens and i'll be here with our team for live updates as the election results come in. now today's other top headlines from amy. americans will be allowed to individually visit cuba as it's for educational reason not just tourism. rules announced today will allow
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u.s. companies to hire u.s. nationals. back here in this country, for the first time the nfl is acknowledging a link between football and degenerative brain disorders. appearing on capitol hill nfl senior vice president jeff miller cited research on a number of retired nfl players diagnosed with the brain disease cte and said there is, quote, certainly a link, but he said many questions remain about just how common it is. and broadway's hottest show visited the white house. the stars of "hamilton" performed songs about the nation's founding fathers and the show's creator, lin-manuel miranda even involved president obama in some freestyle rapping. take a look. ♪ potus is holding up the signs i'm not done ♪ ♪ it's the oval office oh my gosh i can't believe i'm there it's so much more intimidating ♪ ♪ opportunity knocks and i can't stop ♪ ♪ i'm here with the president and, yo, the mike drops ♪ >> how good is that? that's -- you think that's going viral? that's going viral.
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>> yep. president obama was correct. that did absolutely go viral and i love the #bamforham. >> i know. it's a must see here on broadway. >> he is so talented. >> freestyling like that. and the president, too. >> all right. thank you, we'll go to ginger with severe weather we're seeing. >> right, we have to start with almost 40 severe weather reports from kentucky to south carolina, including this ohio tornado that is phillipsburg. that's near dayton. 105 mile-per-hour max sustained wind, ef-1. thankfully no one hurt. the threat from up to grand rapids. damaging wind. there will be two rounds, one in the afternoon and one in the overnight.
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>> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco with the forecast. we will have a lot of sunshine and spring warmth today and the pattern will hold law sunday, and our next storm starts to roll in on sunday night into monday. today the temperatures are 64 to 68 but the coast in san francisco is low 60s and heater running tonight most of us in the 40's. high seven-day forecast shows a string of 70s degree highs around from the coast and cooler with the storm >> we're going to go back to the flooding in the deep south and i covered those. hazards under the water we have to talk about. under and on top. think fire ants. we'll talk about this coming up. coming up, the website editor who posted hulk hogan's
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and same thing at 4:00 p.m. with increasing sunshine. temperatures will be warmer than average tomorrow through saturday, cooler sunday, sunday night into monday rain rolls back into the forecast. it's one on our storm impact scale. it will be light. coming up, oj simpson's former prison guard is now sharing details of oj's life behind bars. the prison guard giving his take on whether he thinks the former football star committed murder. that's on "gma" next. we'll have another local news
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we welcome you back to "gma." looking live at the campaigns, as you can imagine, hard at work in this crucial day of contests. five states facing primary showdowns, a lot of eyes on make or break states ohio and florida. also right now, sarah palin's husband todd is recovering from a serious snowmobile accident. sarah was forced to leave donald trump's campaign trail and head back to alaska to be in the hospital with her husband. and this morning, pope francis announcing mother teresa will officially become a saint on september 4th. she received the nobel peace prize in 1979. >> yes, she did. also this morning, i wish i could have been in your house watching "the bachelor" finale last night. >> stayed up a little late. there was some screaming and shouting.
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everybody was extremely invested. >> why not. >> on the same side? >> no, not necessarily. >> did you see people lining up early this morning? yeah, bachelor nation. bombshell finale. newly engaged ben and lauren are here this morning. t.j., a lot of folks cannot get enough of this. barry white, hearing barry white. >> you don't want to be in my house? you didn't assume there was a party in my house. >> i didn't want to make that assumption. >> george and i didn't get together and shed a tear over what happened last night. you won't believe hollywood not just -- hollywood tough guys can't get enough of this stuff and some of the toughest guys you've seen on screen have been moved to tears over what's happening on "the bachelor." >> andrew was shouting at the tv. >> was he? >> yeah, he was. >> but not moved to tears? >> no, he didn't cry. >> okay, we'll move on. that's coming up. right now, the latest on hulk hogan's $100 million lawsuit against gawker for posting a sex tape. one of the former editors was on the stand monday and abc's linzie janis is at the courthouse in st. petersburg, florida, with how it played. good morning, linzie. >> reporter: that's right,
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george. first up the defense putting former editor in chief a.j. daulerio on the stand and hogan's lawyers hammering him for his reasons for posting that tape. a.j. daulerio, the man behind gawker's posting of that now-infamous hulk hogan sex tape taking the stand and taking some hits. >> those are your words? >> yes. >> are you laughing there? >> yep. >> reporter: lawyers for the hulk referring to daulerio's taped deposition in which he sarcastically answers the only celebrity sex tape he wouldn't consider newsworthy would be that involving a child. >> your testimony under oath before this jury with that image up there is that you're laughing at that point in time. >> it's not out loud laughter, no, but it's a smirk. >> it's a smirk because you don't think the first amendment is that serious, do you? >> it's very serious. >> reporter: at points daulerio even seeming to contradict part of gawker's defense, that the tape was newsworthy and their decision to publish it covered by the first amendment. >> the fact that mr. bollea was taped having sex with his best friend's wife wasn't the news
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for your piece -- >> not necessarily. >> you put it out in the public because you believed it was true and interesting? >> yes. >> it didn't really matter whether or not it was a morbid and sensational prying into people's lives for its own sake. that didn't matter, did it? >> no. >> reporter: the man behind it planning to invoke another amendment, the fifth. >> i am, you know, smack dab in the middle of and i'm tired of it. >> reporter: the judge ruling clem who mentioned the case on his radio show just days ago doesn't have to testify in front of a jury, citing his lack of trustworthiness, but ordering him to come to court and face questions in front of her. gawker calling his testimony, critical. >> certainly important to know whether or not hulk hogan knew if he was being taped and bubba has changed his story many times in this case, testified to things under oath on his radio show and elsewhere. >> reporter: hogan maintains he was recorded without his
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knowledge. gawker founder nick denton also taking the stand monday explaining to the jury the type of gossipy journalism that gawker does, he's back up there today, robin >> thank you, linzie. going to move on to new development in that shooting rampage in michigan. an uber driver is blaming the company's mobile app for his rampage. abc's gio benitez is here with more on that. good morning, gio. >> reporter: robin, good morning. this is bizarre. he allegedly declared the app to the devil saying it controlled his mind and body the moment he would open that app. this, as we hear new calls from that awful day. >> somebody shot five shots. she's on the ground. the car sped off. >> reporter: this morning newly released 911 calls capturing the scene, the alleged kalamazoo shooter left behind. >> one car is okay. the other one is a minivan and the passenger is not moving. >> reporter: the spree ending in this moment, police catching up with the suspect, jason dalton. >> driver, stick your hands out the window!
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>> reporter: and police now releasing this dash cam video showing his capture. investigators say dalton, an uber driver, went on a shooting spree three weeks ago killing six. just look, it's a calm arrest. he gets out of the car, is handcuffed and police take him away. >> one detained, firearm on a person at 41 minutes. >> reporter: and now new details from dalton's police interview. after his arrest the 45-year-old allegedly telling them that uber literally took over his mind and body and made him feel like a puppet. dalton allegedly going on to describe the uber logo as a devil figure, quote, it would give you an assignment and it would literally take over your whole body. it was almost like artificial intelligence that can tap into your body." this morning, the youngest shooting victim, 14-year-old abigail kopf is still in the hospital. this photo from her go fund me page showing her laughing surrounded by her sister and her stuffed animals. and when the shooting first happened uber said it was
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horrified and heartbroken at the senseless violence. as for dalton himself he told police he remembers the shootings but nothing else about that day. >> yeah, but the headline here, abigail, the fact that she's doing as well as she is, just remarkable recovery that she's making. >> they thought she wouldn't make it and she squeezed her mother's hand. >> gio, thank you. coming up, the man who calls himself o.j. simpson's best friend behind bars speaking out. what he says o.j. revealed to him about those infamous murders. and later this morning, an allergy alert. an intense season off to an early start. how you can get a jump-start on relief. dr. besser is here live. prescription xifaxan is a 2-week ibs-d treatment that helps relieve diarrhea and abdominal pain for 6 to 24 weeks. do not use xifaxan if you have a history of sensitivity to rifaximin, rifamycin antibiotic agents or any components of xifaxan. tell you doctor right away if your diarrhea worsens while taking xifaxan
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bars. ryan smith with the details. good morning. >> reporter: a corrections officer at o.j. simpson's prison is telling all, saying o.j. gets star treatment behind bars and giving his take on whether the football star committed murder. >> i'm not black. i'm o.j. >> reporter: cocky and confident, it's the image of o.j. simpson millions of americans are seeing all over again through the hit show "american crime story." >> people do admire me, johnny. >> reporter: but this morning, another image of the juice, as inmate, one locked up since 2008. battling weight gain and arthritis but even behind bars, still living a life of privilege. >> o.j. simpson is not suffering in prison. he's eating well. he's exercising well. he's got a flat screen tv. >> reporter: retired correctional officer jeffrey felix is the author of the new tell-all book "guarding the juice: how o.j. simpson became my prison bff." he says that for seven years he was simpson's closest confident at nevada's lovelock
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correctional center where o.j.'s serving a 30-year sentence for kidnapping and armed robbery. >> he thinks nevada is making up for california and that because california couldn't convict him on the murders that they convicted him on some bs charges as o.j. would say. >> reporter: infamous for beating murder charges in the deaths of his ex-wife nicole brown simpson and her friend ron goldman, simpson, who's up for parole next year, argued he's been a model prisoner at a parole board hearing in 2013. >> i have not had any incidences despite all the stories in the tabloids and everything. i haven't had one incident. >> reporter: felix says even though he hasn't seen simpson since he retired in november, he heard from a contact how o.j. reacted to news of a knife found at his former estate that investigators are now examining. >> o.j. thinks the knife thing is a complete joke and he wants to know why it was held on to for 18 years before it was turned in and now he has a saying that he says all over the yard, he jokingly says, if the knife is rusted, i can't be
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busted. >> reporter: but even the man who calls o.j. his prison bff says he believes he's guilty of the 1994 murders. >> o.j. told me one time that only two people alive know who committed the brentwood murders, him and al cowlings. al cowlings was the one that drove the white bronco and was o.j. best friend. when o.j. was washing his hands and looked in the mirror i said, juice, you just solved the brentwood murders. you're looking at the murderer right in the mirror. and he just gave me a glare. he kind of gave me a dirty look and he shrugged it off a little bit. >> reporter: now, o.j. simpson's lawyer tells us that, according to o.j., any relationship between felix and him is "wildly exaggerated" and in most instances blatantly false denying felix even worked in simpson's unit. the department of corrections says he did work at lovelace but did not indicate where and felix says he stands behind his book.
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>> i want to know about that flat screen tv, is that real? >> i know. that's what he says, kind of interesting. >> thank you. and coming up here, they arrived just moments ago. ♪ i think i want to marry you >> there he is, bachelor ben. right behind him, his fiancee, lauren. don't forget her. they'll join us live. >> no, you didn't, george. no, you didn't. yeah, he did. and the tough hollywood guys who say they are proud, proud to be part of "bachelor" nation. one of them literally brought to tears by a rose ceremony. we'll tell you who next. ♪ hey baby
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♪ hey baby we are back now with the bachelor. there's ben and lauren arriving just moments ago in our studio and they are not the only ones celebrating their engagement. turns out they have some major hollywood superstars. t.j. holmes is back with that. >> yeah, robin, you seem surprised to find out i have weekly "bachelor" parties at my house. you should because i don't. or do i and i'm just embarrassed to admit it but some don't.
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look, there's nothing wrong with a grown man crying but when that grown man is none other than donnie wahlberg known for his tough guy hollywood roles and who was the bad kid on the block and he's crying over "the bachelor" -- >> i'm gone. i'm over the edge. >> reporter: wahlberg is a member of bachelor nation and is on a long list of celebrities obsessed with the show. >> will you accept this rose? >> reporter: amy schumer, jennifer aniston and anna kendrick all admit they can't help themselves. kaley cuoco wears her obsession wearing these custom pants with roses and ben's face all over them, but it's not just the ladies. >> no, you didn't fit. >> reporter: yep, sean penn is hooked. explaining to jimmy kimmel why he's drawn to the show. >> i want to know the decisions and see somebody cry. >> reporter: ryan reynolds is a fan, too, and has live-tweeted episodes but back to weeping wahlberg who even penned an essay that explained his wife jenny mccarthy is partially to blame for his emotional
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atta attachment to the show. i'll watch whatever she wants me to and if i become addicted to it and have to be the butt of a few jokes, whatever. probably more than just a few jokes after seeing this. >> okay, he might just be a softy. he cried at "old yeller," "good times," the "m.a.s.h." finale. he cries auldz the time. >> he didn't cry at the "m.a.s.h." finale. >> you love it. >> i don't watch the show. >> ah. >> are you part of bachelor nation? no more crying. >> i don't watch because i'm jealous. i had to go to every bar in atlanta to find my wife. he just had women brought to him. congrats, man. >> congratulations, ben. ben and lauren b. when we come back.
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♪ i think i want to marry you good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. here comes the bachelor and his bride-to-be. >> will you marry me? >> yes. and live last night, ben's big surprise. prosing begin. >> will you marry me once again? >> what's next for the happy couple? ben and lauren flying all night on the "gma" express to be here live. ♪ nobody can drag me down major health alert. allergy season starting earlier than ever. what's causing it? how to jump-start your relief faster and better. dr. besser here live. ♪ are fashion bloggers fooling you? the successful photo bomb campaign that reached millions. why the department store behind it is now getting busted. ♪
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ben affleck opens up, speaking out about his split from jennifer garner. how they're co-parenting their three kids and what life is really like with his ex. ben and lauren here live and in love as we say -- >> good morning, america. >> good morning, america. >> hold up. show it off. ♪ i don't know why can't get enough of your love babe ♪ and good morning, america. good morning, ben and lauren. there they are right there. the happy couple, nice kiss for the crowd. big night on "the bachelor." big morning here at "gma." >> i'm just happy to hear barry white, can't get enough. >> rachel smith is here. >> rachel is here, as well. you're right about that sharing pictures from their trip to times square this morning. ah, showing the bling. showing it off. very happy to show it off. and she's, oh, wow. mrs. higgins' leggings.
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wow. >> and then we've got a live shot of them now with the roses sharing love with the audience looking forward to talking to them about their engagement. >> hmm. also this morning, another superstar couple making headlines, george and amal clooney teaming up for a very important cause that they're both passionate about. we're going to hear from the power couple about their mission to help millions and you'll see it here only on "gma." >> looking forward to that. now we'll get the morning rundown from amy. >> all right, good morning. we begin with today's presidential primaries in five crucial states, it is win or go home for marco rubio in florida and john kasich in ohio. if donald trump wins those states his road to the nomination could be all but certain. meanwhile, bernie sanders is hoping another upset over hillary clinton will keep his chances alive. abc's tom llamas has the latest headlines from the campaign trail. good morning to you, tom. >> reporter: amy, good morning. the voting is under way here in ohio and this is a make or break state for the governor here, john kasich. he says if he doesn't win here
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his campaign is over. but if he does win, this race resets and he can still take on donald trump. earlier he spoke with robin. >> i think you win with vision. i think you win the trump voter as somebody who has a record and accomplishments and a vision. >> reporter: today is also a critical day for marco rubio who needs to win florida but recent polls show donald trump on top and now the big question, how will all that violence from over the weekend affect trump at the polls? trump supporters i've spoken to say they are sticking with donald trump but he's going to need more than just his core supporters to win in big states like florida and ohio. amy. >> all right, thank you so much. tom. and stay with abc news for live election results as they come in tonight. well, there is new concern this morning about climate change. nasa has released a map showing a record spike in global temperatures last month, an increase of about 2 1/2 degrees above average. one scientist calls it a true shocker. and for the second time in
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three days, authorities have subdued an uprising at this prison in alabama. inmates set a fire and stabbed a warden. then barricaded themselves in a dorm for hours, critics blame overcrowding and low staffing. well, police in philadelphia are searching for a man who stole a minivan with a 4-month-old baby inside. the suspect was caught on this store's surveillance video. the baby's father had left his engine running outside when he realized the van was stolen he frantically texted his phone which was still in the van, thankfully the suspect texted him back and told him where he dropped the baby off on a sidewalk. ooh, the child was not harmed. in business news avon is cutting 2,500 jobs. the struggling cosmetics company is moving its headquarters to britain, although it will remain incorporated in new york for tax purposes. and the women's march madness tournament set for friday's tip-off. the number one seeds are undefeated uconn, south
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carolina, notre dame and baylor. uconn is seeking an unprecedented fourth consecutive national title. this is the tenth year in a row that uconn has been that top seed but, robin, you already knew that. i'm not telling you anything that you don't already know. >> fourth and 11th overall they're going for, amy, as you know. you can see all the action on espn. but now to an important health alert for allergy sufferers. all that unseasonably warm weather means pollen counts are on the rise across the u.s. the red shows where it is worse. abc's chief news editor and medical editor dr. richard besser is here to break it all down. we were just talking about it being in the middle of cold and flu season. now allergy. how can you tell the difference? >> well, it can be tricky because viruses are still here and pollen levels are starting to rise. if you're sneezing and have watery eyes, it could be both. but there are some things to tell the difference. if you have clear runny nose that goes to yellow and body aches it's more likely a cold.
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if you have itchy scratchy eyes and it goes on and on, it's more likely to be allergies. >> if you haven't shown symptoms yet, anything to keep it at bay. >> a number of things. first thing i say is suck it up and shut it out so the suck it up is use a vacuum cleaner with a hepa filter to sock up the pollen around the house, floor, rugs. and shutting it out. so nice to open the window and let the breeze in, that brings in all the pollen. so, close your windows. clean your air-conditioning filter and that will help a lot. take it off. when you come in from the outside, take a shower, change your clothes. that's going to get the pollen off your body off and stay on track. you can track pollen levels online. weather sites all have them and when levels are high stay indoors especially the morning when they're high. >> what if you're already showing symptoms, what do you do? >> yeah, so, make sure your prescriptions are filled and check in with your doctor if what you did last year didn't
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work, nasal steroids, you want to start them early. antihistamines which tended to be the mainstay are very effective, sedating ones diphenhydramine like benadryl and loratadine like claritin and neti pots can be effective. what they'll do is clear the secretions in your nose and prevent postnasal drip. don't use tap water but saline you buy in the store. >> so many variations. >> follow the instructions exactly and can be very effective. >> had me nervous when you said take it off. >> i know. a little risque in the morning, take it all off. >> thank you. you're going be taking questions on twitter. >> i will. all morning. >> you can also post them on our facebook page. now over to amy. >> all right, here's a look at what's coming up on the "gma morning menu." "the bachelor" bombshell. ben chooses lauren. the happy couple here live flying all night on the "gma" express and are you getting
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>> welcome back to "gma." yes, that's the moment bachelor nation was waiting for. ben proposing to lauren. you heard there she said yes and we have the happy couple here this morning with us. we're going to chat with them in just a moment, but first let's take a look back at their journey to true love. from 28 women down to the one. >> you're my person. >> you're my person. >> you're my person. >> on the season finale of "the bachelor" ben offering up a rose and the promise of a lifetime. >> will you marry me? >> yes. >> reporter: but this new beginning only possible after one meaningful phone call. >> and i would like to ask you, um, for your daughter's hand in marriage. >> reporter: and a heartbreaking good-bye. >> i found it with you, but i found it with somebody else more. >> reporter: seemingly torn during the final two dates. >> you made me a better person. you became my best friend. >> reporter: our bachelor turning to his parents for clarity.
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>> i love both of them. >> everything about both of them was so wonderful. >> ben's mom said they're both lovely and have wonderful qualities. ultimately he had to go with his gut. >> reporter: ben making his final decision. >> my whole life. my whole life. >> reporter: on "after the final rose" ben's almost fiancee jojo facing him for the first time, revealing she's bouncing back this a big way. >> our new bachelorette, jojo. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: and ben's surprising bride-to-be lauren proposing for a second time. >> will you marry me once again? >> yes. [ cheers and applause ] >> and now here they are, ben higgins and lauren bushnell. come on out. ♪ can't get enough of you >> hi. >> you guys aren't tired or
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anything, are you? >> no. >> because when you were live in l.a. i was in my bed like turning out the lights and here you are now so what a whirlwind. congratulations, by the way. >> thank you. >> you said yes twice. >> i did. >> so what are you most looking forward to other than going to sleep for a few hours. >> other than a little nap later, you know, i'm looking forward to just starting a normal life. you know, we've been engaged but secretly for the last few weeks and so i'm excited to go on a date. >> do you have any big plans in new york tonight, ben? >> we're going to actually stick around for a couple days. i do have a surprise planned for her. i don't want to ruin it but we will have a nice dinner date. >> haven't there been enough surprises, ben? >> i can't get out of the rhythm. >> thank you. >> it's been a rocky road to say the least to get to this moment. what was the toughest part? >> you know, i think just having to relive things that happened, you know, even though they
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happened in the past, having to relive that and also have a million different opinions about it, but i mean, he laid everything out for me the day after we got engaged. >> one thing to hear from him but another to see it. what was watching last night's episode like because it was gut-wrenching in my house and we weren't even -- we didn't have skin in the game. i can't imagine what that was like for the two of you. >> well, the better question is has she seen last night's episode. >> oh, did you have a blind spot -- >> i have seen bits and pieces so i've taken the approach for the last few episodes i've watched mostly just our parts so obviously that's so nice to relive but i just don't know if it's necessary to relive, you know, the other parts. >> that would be pretty difficult, i can imagine that to be the case. the big headline this year was that ben had fallen in love with two women. how do you get past that, lauren? >> you know what, i kind of during that portion and i think i said it in one of the episodes that i thought that could be a possibility so i wasn't shocked initially and i think that day that he did get down on one knee
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and then told me and was just totally honest, i think from that day we really just took -- we made a commitment to move forward. >> yeah. your parents didn't really help you out any when you were like help me decide. what did they make of last night? did they find out with everybody last night or did you tell them ahead of time. did your family really know what happened? >> like at the end? >> right. >> yeah, they did. we let them know and you know it's kind of like anything else during the show. it doesn't always relate with real life in a sense and so to fall in love with two people and try to get advice on that it doesn't happen. there's no training. >> so i know that you all decided not to get married last night. everybody was so disappointed. why couldn't you just have a wedding too. >> we've done this fairly odd the way it is. let's try to make things as normal as possible from here on out. >> we asked viewers to send questions. this is from bailey on twitter and she asks what is the most surprising thing you learned about each other after the show?
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>> oh, i don't know if it's surprising but i've talked about it a little bit. ben is very much a morning person and i'm not so much so that was just one of those little adjustments you make when you get engaged and, yeah. >> that's livable. >> livable. totally livable. >> lauren makes amazing breakfast sandwiches. >> oh. >> like, you don't get that on the show so it's really nice to wake up and a breakfast sandwich is sitting in front of you. >> that's a hint that you'll be are to go make some breakfast sandwiches. when guys tell you you're good at something like folding clothes, don't always believe that. a little marital advice for you two but congratulations, good luck. >> thank you, thank you so much. >> and now you can finally have a normal date. we're excited. no cameras, right? >> no, hopefully not. >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> now back over to george and an abc news exclusive. federal trade commission announcing the lord & taylor agreed to settle charges on
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instagram posts. abc's rebecca jarvis here with the details. >> reporter: ftc is taking aim at a hugely successful ad campaign, instagram posts, blogs, even what appears to be a news article online. it was all to promote a new line of dresses, the problem, according to regulators, lord & taylor didn't make it clear the whole thing was a paid advertisement. it's an expertly executed ad campaign, 50 of the hottest fashion bloggers all in the same paisley dress all over instagram paid as much as $4,000 each to post these pics on the same day. rachel lynch and rachel got the dress for free and among the trend setters behind the ad blitz, lord & taylor. >> they reached out and said we have this dress from design lab and we want to send it to 50 influencers and see how they style it and promote it. >> and they had us all post at the same time between 12 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. and then post it
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tagging lord & taylor. >> reporter: the campaign, a huge success. lord & taylor selling out of the dress almost immediately. the photobomb reaching more than 11 million instagram users in just two days. but this morning, regulators are calling into question the retail giant's tactics. >> consumers are looking at posts on instagram, they have no idea and they think this person whose fashion sense i value likes this dress and they don't know that it's there because lord & taylor paid the influencer. >> reporter: the ftc settling charges saying lord & taylor violated federal law claiming the department store giant duped customers by failing to disclose it paid for the posts in exchange for endorsements. do you think your followers know that you get paid for these posts? >> yeah, i think now like blogging is like an understood thing as a career. i wouldn't say like every single person knows, but a majority does now. >> reporter: in a statement lord & taylor telling "good morning america" "when it came to our attention that there were
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potential issues we took immediate action to ensure that clear disclosures were made. we cooperated fully with the ftc's inquiry into this matter. there is no indication of wrongdoing whatsoever." now, the bloggers which are not accused of any misconduct were asked by lord & taylor within a week after the original post went out to include #ad in their photos they did include that and they did say their people, the people that follow them, they know they're authentic and true to their core and knew what they were getting. let's talk to tory johnson about this right now. lord & taylor did the right thing here? >> absolutely. in terms of complying with whatever the ftc has asked them to comply with, the law is the law, and it's designed to help protect consumers to make them aware of when someone is being paid to make an endorsement or a recommendation. >> we should say you do the "deals & steals" every week. never paid. >> we are never paid by the companies. i'm paid by abc, not by the companies we feature. it's a service we provide to viewers and i think it's really important that "a," we follow the law so bloggers have to
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follow the law and i think there's a little bit of gray area in terms of give consumers a lot of credit. i think consumers, we decide which bloggers to follow, which instagram photos we want to see in our feed and whether or not someone is getting paid to make a recommendation at the end of the day, if i don't think that dress is cute, the buck stops with me. i'm not going to open my wallet simply because a blogger, a celebrity, somebody told me that it's a cute dress. >> if you don't like it, if you do, you do. >> exactly. >> the product, does that have any bearing. >> i think the product has some bearing. looking, this is a dress. it would be different if this was a drug and there was a blogger that was being paid to make false claims, this secret smoothie helped me lose weight even though it didn't. that's an absolute violation. >> anything having to do with health really. >> absolutely. absolutely. it's a dress and with apparel, accessories, there's a lot of paid endorsements, paid posts that are going on, and i would just have a to bloggers, be careful because you've worked really hard to reach that influencer status and you don't
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want to have a black eye because you didn't include #ad. just disclose it. >> very easy to do that. #ad. >> thanks, tory. outside to ginger. >> yeah, let's do that because we've got people from everywhere. alabama, wisconsin, indiana. and we're all celebrating all roses in hand. let's go ahead and talk about what happened yesterday, though. look at this video out of south carolina, some of the biggest hail that some parts of south carolina have seen since the mid '80s. that is taylors and you can see where that storm is moving coastal out of new england and coastal new england and will leave more m >> good morning, i am meteorologist mike nicco with the forecast. we will have a lot of sunshine and spring warmth today and the pattern will hold law sunday, and our next storm starts to roll in on sunday night into monday. today the temperatures are 64 to 68 but the coast in san francisco is low 60s and heater running tonight most of
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us in the 40's. high seven-day forecast shows a string of 70s degree highs around from the coast and cooler with the storm impact >> sweet little faces. annie, say good morning to everybody. >> good morning, everybody. >> i love it. all right, rach. >> cute. rachel, great to have you u u h. you lookokike a caped crusader. >> i've landed. >> i love the sleeves on that. >> thank you. >> nice touch. >> all right, shall we get to "pop news"? >> let's do it. we begin with ben affleck who is opening up for the first time about his split from jennifer garner. the "batman v superman" star responding to his ex's revealing affair with "vanity fair" saying, it's fine, she's allowed to talk about it. in garner's interview, the actress described ben as a complicated guy saying the end of their marriage hurt so much. affleck now telling "the new york times" she felt like she wanted to discuss it and get it out there and get it over with, so she could say, look, i already talked about it. i don't want to do it again."
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affleck also -- exactly, right. affleck also confirmed their commitment to staying close as a family and calling garner a great person and planning a vacation with their three kids in europe. >> he'll be here soon on "gma." >> "batman v superman" flick. and finally a quote perfect for this royal announcement, guys. a queen is never late. everybody else is simply early. can you name that movie? yes, you can. >> "princess diaries." >> very good. >> that's my girl. >> i love some anne -- >> exactly. better late than never. director garry marshall telling "people" magazine he is indeed ready to make a "princess 3." >> ginger just gasped. >> you know i love you garry. please do it. >> so, check this out. marshall actually met up with
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anne hathaway and she is on board to play queen thermopolis shooting it in manhattan and anne is pregnant right now so it will a have to wait until her little prince or princess arrives. >> you can be an extra on that with all your spare time. >> i'll wave in the background. >> so much free time. >> ginger, you can do it. >> she can do it all. >> rachel, thanks for bringing that to us. >> pleasure. coming up, george and amal clooney are teaming up, a new mission to help millions. and kristin cavallari is here opening up about motherhood and sharing her best fashion secrets. t fashion secrets.
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>> announcer: now from abc 7 news -- good morning i'm abc 7 news morning anchor, reggie aqui. 8:27. sue? >> really tough getting to san francisco from the peninsula. a live look at the westbound bay bridge. we have an accident eastbound treasure island. show you on our map how traffic is stacked up now all the way from san berno on northbound 101. 1:15 drive. 280 is not that great but it's better than 1:15. or take cal train from san francisco to the peninsula. >> thank you. mike nicco is back with your avo: when sends craig wilson a ready for you alert the second his room is ready, ya know what he becomes? client: great proposal! let's talk more over golf. craig: great.
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good morning. check out the beautiful sunshine. we'll have a few high clouds from time to time but definitely a brighter and warmer day. upper 50s along the coast, mid 60s for the rest of us. still will be chilly with temperatures in the 40s. little more fog in the north bay areas than this morning. upper 60s to mid 70s thursday and friday. little cooler through the weekend. the next storm coming in over the weekend. it's light op the storm impact scale. another local update in 30 minutes. we hope you join natasha, mike,
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sue and me every weekday from 4:30 to 7:00 a.m. right now the news cont ♪ight now the news cont yeah, there's a lot of happy people in times square this tuesday morning. and coming up, the villain from "batman v superman," jesse eisenberg, is here live. cannot wait for that. >> we're looking forward to that. >> we're also looking forward to chatting with kristin cavallari. the designer, author, mom of three is here. fashion advice from her very own closet. we'll have that coming up, george. >> that's coming up. but we'll begin with george and amal clooney. they are now using their star power to shine a light on the global refugee crisis. rachel is here with more on that. >> that's right, george. we're used to seeing the debonair duo dropping jaws on the red carpet, but this morning we've got an exclusive first look at george and amal like you've never seen them before. >> george.
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>> reporter: it's a rare look at superstar george clooney and his wife amal. >> you forget that these aren't just people who have just left their country for no reason at all. these are people who have left because of incredible tragedy. we always look around at the end of these tragedies and say, if we knew, we would have done something, and the reality is, of course, we know. >> reporter: the actor/humanitarian and the human rights attorney teaming up with the international rescue committee for the fifth anniversary of the syrian civil war. >> what is shocking to me is not that it happened but that it continues to happen and it's been happening for five years. >> reporter: the syrian crisis left 60 million refugees displaced throughout the world. >> it's actually easy to dismiss giant numbers, but it's very hard to dismiss a young child sitting on the ground crying when her mother said, if i die we want to die by a bullet because it would be quicker. >> reporter: the couple sitting down with syrian refugees in berlin to hear their story.
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>> arrested for a month and 21 days in political prison and last time i got tortured, it was electricity, hitting, stuff like that. >> reporter: and tell their own. >> my own family is from lebanon and they also ran away from a war and were lucky enough to be accepted by a european country in 1982 when the violence there was really bad. >> reporter: amal known, of course, for her accomplished reputation for conquering courtrooms and fighting for human rights visibly touched by each story. >> i hope that, as you say, you will be able to go back to a safe and free syria. >> reporter: since the power couple married in 2014 -- >> the ring, the ring. >> reporter: -- they've shared a love of activism joining together to champion causes and now together with the irc, they hope to bring attention to the global refugee crisis and raise emergency funds to help rescue millions. >> being here and talking with you is important to remind them of who we are and who we have always been, which is you.
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>> wow, what a couple, right? >> uh-huh. >> it's nice to see them using their celebrity for a cause and to create a dialogue, you know. >> it really is, rachel. >> overrun right now. so important. thanks for bringing that. and you can see more from amal and george's trip on our website, on yahoo! now outside to ginger. >> wow, and what a crowd we have out here this morning. and what a day in the plains, you know, it's pretty pleasant here, but it is windy and hot in parts of the plains. the high wind watch extends all the way into the midwest. along that you could see severe weather this afternoon, you saw that stop at 3:00 there and overnight so after the midnight hour, chicago, that's you, the cold front comes through but quincy to peoria, milwaukee is in there, south bend all included in the severe weather risk today. i wanted to leave you the look from west to east across the nation. hot in the south. new orleans, 85. >> , i am meteorologist mike nicco check out temperatures back to average mid-to-upper 60s in san francisco, a bit behind at 61.
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my seven-day outlook shows the string of 70s degree highs and the next storm rolls in, it will >> all that weather brought to you by listerine total care. ooh. we got american girls. we got to talk american girls. all right. robin, we got stuff to do. let's head in to. >> we have kristin cavallari with us too. the superstar designer, you know her, of course, from "laguna beach" and "the hills." now, the mom of three making waves in the fashion world opening up about it in her new book called "balancing in heels: my journey to health, happiness, and making it all work." it is wonderful to see you, kristin. >> you too. thanks for having me. >> i know you have so much that has been going on in your life and we want to extend our sincere condolences on the passing of your brother recently. how is the family doing? >> thanks. it's been tough, you know. it has, but i had my daughter sailor about the same time my brother passed away, so i really
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just found a lot of strength in my children, and when you lose someone that you love, obviously it makes you realize how precious life is and so i've just been thankful for my family and everyone in my life. >> and your family as you said continues to grow. sailor, and you said -- i mean, 3 now. >> 3, i know. >> she's different. she's good. >> she's awesome. she's my best baby. i'm really lucky and it's fun, you know, we have a girl now and just the energy in our house definitely has shifted and it's really, really nice. it's been great. >> i guess it's good to have another girl with jay. >> i needed someone on my team, you know. >> and you do. your new book, you have -- you're talking -- you're in a happy place. the happiness that you have and making the transition from reality tv to the fashion world. >> yeah. >> how did that come about? >> gosh, well, i've always been a shoe girl. you know, i always dream ed of having my own shoe line and when i was 18 i made an inspiration book with the hopes one day i would be able to use it and luckily chinese laundry about four years ago made my dream come true and here i am and it's just been a ton of fun. >> and jewelry line. as well with emeril -- >> it's called emeril dove and that was sort of the next natural step for me. i've just been having a
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ton of fun doing accessories so, yeah. >> okay, well, we kind of tried to re-create your closet. let's go make a walk over here. this is pretty much your closet at home? >> it looks very similar to my closet, yes, you guys did a great job. >> way to go, props. you said the white blazer is like a must have and you can do so many different things with it. >> yes, so i love the white blazer because it's versatile and can be worn with literally anything. in my book i actually show different pictures how i wear it. you can wear it with a romper or a dress, a sweet feminine look. you can do it with distressed jeans to dress up any jean outfit. >> i love it with the jeans. >> or i think for a great nighttime, sort of a sexy look you can throw it on with leather pants. >> ooh. okay. three different looks like that with one blazer. >> yes. >> then, you know, there's some go-tos in every woman's closet. some essentials. what are yours? >> absolutely. i love a great pair of nude heels because when worn with a dress or a skirt, they just really elongate your legs. i'm only 5'3"
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so i need all the help i can get. >> you seem taller. >> do i really? i'm cheating with my heels on. no, i'm very short. >> a nude heel. >> nude heel. i love a white peter pan collar shirt just because it's a great layering piece and you can throw this on with another shirt, sweater or layer it with a dress and have the collar stick out. i think that's great, a piece to have in your closet forever. >> and? >> i also love -- >> oh, that -- put it on. put it on. >> no, you put it on. >> i have seen you with it. >> i wear these all the time. hats are great because you can throw it on with the simplest outfit and you look chic. >> i said i wasn't going to do it. >> it looks good on you. >> yes. >> work it. >> it looks great. >> oh, wow. so that -- i love hats. >> any simple outfit with a good pair of booties, and you're good to go, a tank top, jeans, that's all you need. >> what do you want people picking up your book "balancing in heels" to get out of it? >> oh, gosh, it's how i live my
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life. if you can get tips out of there, i have sample workouts of what i eat, what i don't, if you get any great tips out of there, i'll be happy. >> always a pleasure to have you here. give our best to jay, as well. >> i will. thank you. >> so "balancing in heels" is in book stores right now, and "batman v superman," you've got to see this. this is so good, and jesse eisenberg, we've got -- he's coming up and we have an exclusive sneak peek at tim burton's new fantasy thriller "miss peregrine's home." here's a look. take a little look here. >> come with me. there's a place i go when i want to be alone. ♪ there's a new world coming ♪ and it's just around the bend ♪ ♪ there's a new world coming
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this one's coming to an end ♪ >> how -- how did you -- >> it's my peculiarity. if i show you the rest, you have to promise not to run away. ♪ there's a brand-new morning nice and clear and sweet and free ♪ >> jake, right on time. miss peregrine, delighted to meet you. >> he's invisible. >> of course. >> we're known aspect lahr in common parlance. >> clair, why aren't you eating? >> she's embarrassed in front of jake. >> don't be.
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♪ there's a new world coming >> because our abilities don't fit in the outside world, we live in places like this. ♪ there's a new world coming >> where no one can find us. >> jake, come and play. i knew you were one of us when you were born. it's time for you to learn what you can do. >> i'm just ordinary. >> no, you're not. you were born to protect us. >> promise me one thing. look after them, jake. >> i promise. ♪ there's a new world coming
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♪ come with me now we are back now with jesse eisenberg, who plays super villain lex luthor in the highly anticipated "batman v superman: dawn of justice." before the superheroes begin to battle, lex gives his own evil version of a pep talk. take a look. >> and now you will fly to him, and you will battle him to the death. black and blue, fight night, the
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greatest gladiator match in the history of the world. god versus man. day versus night. son of krypton versus bat of gotham. >> ooh, so good, jesse, but i have to ask you, taking on the iconic villain lex luthor, was that intimidating at all for you? >> it was both intimidating and kind of a great honor because the role is really wonderful, and it provided a kind of great challenge as an actor and, you know, with the character like that and then this clip it's kind of hard to see he has like real emotional core and that he has his own feelings about things, but that's the challenge of it is to kind of provide this evil character with a real emotional personal center. >> oh, there are so many layers that you brought to lex luthor which were so fascinating to watch on the screen. isn't it fun to play someone evil? it's kind of fun, isn't it? >> yes, you get to do all these things that in person you'd be arrested for or killed, you know, yelling at bigger people. stealing. >> right, i mean, speaking to
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that, you're actually going up against superman and batman. i mean, what was that like in real terms on the set with henry cavill and ben affleck? >> yes, kind of i got to take out all these feelings in high school being around the football team and not screaming at them and forcing them to wear capes, my two dreams and in this movie, i got to accomplish both of them. >> and there was a lot of improvising. >> the script is written by this guy named chris terrio. brilliant writer, so didn't really want to change a lot of his stuff but there was a feeling of like to make it our own and make these characters feel kind of fresh and original. >> it's so great, and it's so top secret. i mean, any of us who have seen it had to sign nondisclosures and it was so secret, you actually had to be in disguise when walking to the set? >> yes. >> we have some pictures, i think. >> oh, really? >> you're channeling your inner laura ingalls. >> that wasn't disguise. that's just how i go outside. i just am lamenting, you know,
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kind of the south and, yes, that's my antebellum look. no, no, yeah, because i had this wig on, and lex luthor is notoriously bald and so they didn't want to reveal my character has hair so i had to wear that for months. as great it is to feel that you're playing this cool role in this great movie, it's incredibly emasculating walking to your work in a kind of old handkerchief. >> very funny so that is a wig. it's not -- that was my next question. was that actually your hair that you grew out? >> i signed as many nondisclosures agreements as you signed, i signed more and can't reveal but there are great -- like my character changes personalities and visual looks, and so the visual look is a redundant thing so i can't say anything. >> all right. that's fair enough. fair enough. so what do you do after playing lex luthor? what are you working on now? >> oh, i wrote like books, i was on a book tour for the last several months and, you know -- >> there's that little woody allen movie that you're in. >> i did a woody allen movie too
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and it's the strangest thing, we did this movie like a year and a half ago and then you work on other things and then coming back to it now is really fun but also you feel a bit disconnected to it and also actors have an unusual amount of down time so i try to occupy myself. >> well, but you told me even despite the down time, you have not watched yourself in this film yet. >> yeah. >> are you going to? >> no, i -- you know, i try to avoid it because it's like -- you know, it's like hearing yourself on your answering machine. or something. maybe that doesn't exist anymore. no one has answering managers >> i know what you're talking about. nour voice never sounds like you think it does when it's played back. >> when you play it back. it's like that times a million. because not only criticizing your stupid face but your voice sounds weird and everybody about you, and, so, yeah, i'm critical. everybody is critical. >> i'll tell you, you're fantastic in this film, and i understand you were actually slated originally to play another role? >> well, they asked me, yeah, originally to play another role and i didn't think i could do it and i think maybe i was rude to the director in saying i
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couldn't do it and he was like, wow, he's rude enough to be lex luthor. >> it worked out perfectly. >> yeah. exactly. >> thank you so much, jesse eisenberg, for stopping by and "batman v superman: dawn of justice" opens nationwide march 25th. see it, unlike jesse. coming you, the best moments from the south by southwest festival all next.
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back now with the hottest tech festival in the country. south by southwest, one of my favorite cities, austin, texas, one lucky "gma" viewer won a ticket to this annual megaevent and abc's melissa rycroft is taking us along on the winner's trip of a lifetime. >> it's the hottest festival in town, south by southwest featuring music, film and interactive events. angelika torres winning the experience of a lifetime. >> we're in. her excellent adventure started at the samsung studio where this lucky fan was given a brand-new samsung galaxy s7 edge with some pretty cool new features.
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>> this is so cool. >> all right. let's go play with it. water resistant, you can submerge the phone in five feet of water for up to 30 minutes. want to take a selfie. >> photo booth. do it. angelika and i hoped into this photo booth to mug for the camera, and the fun was just getting started. >> awesome. >> president obama came to austin for the opening keynote conversation. >> hi, mr. president. >> it's good to see you and hello, austin. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: and hanging with high-fiving robots can work up an appetite. are you ready to eat now? >> i'm certainly ready to eat. >> cheers. >> cheers. >> reporter: and after lunch angelika got a quick lesson on samsung pay, a way to purchase anything bring simply using her phone then on to the vr lounge. vr as in virtual reality. >> it's cool. >> reporter: in this case, a roller coaster. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: a light passion. where else could you see the
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first ever drone hologram right next to a replica stormtrooper from "the force awakens." >> good morning, america. >> reporter: and end your day rocking out to galaxy light fest. vip access for one fan creating a weekend she won't soon forget. for "good morning america," melissa rycroft, abc news, austin, texas. >> looks like a great time. i always gain at least five pounds as soon as i hit the city limits there
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the protests, the punches, the finger-pointing and tonight millions of americans vote for your next president. how will the second super tuesday unfold with so much at stake? the breaking latest and realtime results on abc's "world news tonight" with david muir. ♪ "good morning america" is brought to you by the makers of nondrowsy claritin. live claritin clear. and before we go, how about a little "gma" rewind for today. >> okay. >> let's take a look. there he is. donnie wahlberg crying like a baby. and guess what it's about, "the bachelor." >> wow. >> well, the woman that made him do it, jenny mccarthy, will be live with us donnie tomorrow and we're looking forward to seeing them. >> real men can cry. that's right. >> yes, indeedy. >> have a great tuesday, everybody. get out there and vote.
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>> announcer: now from abc 7 news -- good morning, it's 8:59, i'm reggie aqui. a quick check of your bay area forecast with mike nicco. >> good morning, everybody. tons of sunshine today and temperatures away from the coast and san francisco mid to upper 60s. low 06 there has. let's look at the accuweather seven-day forecast. we'll be in the 0s. warmer than average through saturday and a chance of rain pops up monday. it's a one on our storm impact scale. bumper to bumper on westbound. some sort of an issue mid span. it's a 30 to 32 minute drive across the bay. here we have an accident eastbound clear on the bridge at treasure island. cal train would be your best bet. >> thank you, sue. live with kelly and michael is coming up next and we'll be back at 11:00 a.m. for the abc 7
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midday news. join us every morning from 4:30 to 7:00 a.m. right >> it's "live! with kelly & michael." today, from "the divergent eries: allegiant", ansel elgort. and "the bachelor" and his fiancee, ben higgins and lauren bushnell. plus, the big dance is right around the corner. we have the hottest prom dress for 2016. all next on "live." [captioning made possible by isney-abc domestic television] >> and now, here are your emmy-award winning co-hosts, kelly ripa and michael strahan. [cheers and applause] kelly: hi!


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