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making news in america this morning, primary showdown. a crucial day in the presidential election. voters heading to the polls. the states to watch. can bernie sanders surprise again? and can anyone stop trump? we're live in ohio to break it all down. extreme weather. high winds and so much hail, it looks like snow. piling up on roads in the south where the slow-moving system is heading today. plus, possible snow in the northeast on the first day of spring. an american in custody on the battleground accused of fighting for isis. the moment he's captured and his
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feisty with reporters. and rhythm and beats. this is in the rose garden. president obama assisting in a freestyle rap. obamacare it was hopeless before we say good tuesday morning, everyone. our super-duper tuesday as it's being called. voters in five key states head to the polls. >> marco rubio and john kasich fighting to keep their white house hopes alive. checking the latest republican poll numbers from ohio, trump even with governor kasich. in florida he is far ahead of senator marco rubio in rubio's own home state. >> voting in north carolina also, illinois and missouri. a lot of delegates at stake today. our coverage begins with abc's kenneth moton in cleveland this morning where voting gets under way at 6:30 in the morning.
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kendis and reena. the fog behind me here in cleveland describes the state of the republican race, hazy, but there are enough delegates at stake today to turn donald trump and hillary clinton into front-runners to likely nominees. florida and ohio are the biggest prizes but i can report that there are other states voting today that could really make the difference. it's here, the day that could be a critical turning point in the race for president. >> this is the place i want to wing. this is going to do it. >> reporter: gop front-runner donald trump was in the winner take all state of ohio overnight. attacking the governor. >> kasich cannot make america great again. can't do it. >> reporter: the stop trump movement is in full effect. >> ts country is not about us tearing one another down. >> reporter: rivals spent election eve season on the recent violence at trump's valleys. >> look, a bernie sanders sign, don't worry, you won't get beat
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>> one difference between this and a donald trump rally, i'm not asking anyone to pump you in the face. >> reporter: trump's response to these images. >> these are love fests. >> trump's likely democratic opponent hillary clinton called him out. >> i do call it irresponsible. if you go back several months he's been buildinging this incitement. ied late into the night in chicago. bernie sanders in chicago far behind in the delegate count but confident. >> let us see this great state help lead the country into a political revolution. >> reporter: sanders is trailing clinton in all five states voting today in his home state of florida, rubio is 20 points behind trump, but here in ohio, governor kasich has a chance to win, making a contested republican convention likely. reena and kendis. >> speaking of that republican convention you're talking about it is set for july right there in cleveland where he's staying but what happens there today
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on what happens there in four months. >> reporter: it will, kendis. if trump loses ohio, that will set up a possible showdown here in cleveland and for months, the delegates are scattered. among the candidates, 66 are up for grabs here in the buckeye state but it will be tough for any contender to reach that magic number of 1,237. if trump wins ohio and florida today, well, he will most likely be the man walking onto that stage to accept the nomination from the rnc. >> no matter what it'll be a fascinating night tonight. kenneth, thank you. no doubt it will be a busy one, indeed. donald trump could all be seal the deal today. >> abc's jonathan karl has a look at what trump needs to accomplish in order to take a massive step towards the nomination nomination. >> reporter: we've done the math an by our calculations if trump wins both ohio and florida he will be well on his way to clinching the republican nomination.
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all delegates going forward, but marco rubio and john kasich would almost certainly drop out after losing their home state. >> well, one of donald trump's protesters who have been disrupting his campaign rallies. tensions have risen since a rally in chicago last week that trump shut down out of safety concerns as well as a violent scuffle in north carolina and now former alaska governor sarah palin is weighing in. >> hi, guys. what we don't have time for is all that petty, punk ass little thuggery stuff that's been going on with these, quote/unquote, protesters. >> palin meantime, canceled her florida campaign events to fly back to alaska where her husband todd suffered multiple injuries in a snowmobile crash including broken ribs, a broken collarbone and a collapsed lung but
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tough and would probably ask doctors to duct haim up. >> reporter: three officers wounded while investigating a possible narcotics sale. an alleged attacker was killed. one in critical condition but all three expected to survive. we're getting disturbing and sad new details about the death of a maryland police officer. jakai olsen was shot by another officer during a gun battle at police headquarters in prince george's county. the man who opened fire wanted to die and say michael ford's brothers recorded him doing so on their phones. he and his brothers face multiple charges. officer coleson was just visiting the station on his day off. many residents will be cleaning up after a severe storm system launched torrential rain, flooding and in spartanburg, south carolina last night, even hail, yes, that's hail, folks, not snow. it's the largest hail to hit the area in more than 30 years.
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to thousands and damaged one elementary school so badly it won't open today. take a look at the radar. that storm system now moving further east and north. but the rain in the east will taper off this morning. temperatures will run about five to ten degrees above average. but there could be snow there this weekend. overnight, oversea, russia announce ing its fighter jets are getting ready to leave syria as part of a pullout ordered by vladimir putin. he and president obama spoke yesterday about the cease-fire in syria. the cease-fire has mostly held since it went into effect at the end of february. this is considered a good sign as peace talks get under way in geneva. speaking of peace talks this image making the rounds hillary clinton and george w. bush sharing an embrace before nancy reagan's funeral remembering the old white house days. >> very cute. >> very sweet. >> absolutely. still ahead, a birth control pill for men, closer than ever to being released. and the american captured in
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new details about him. plus, his family and the chaotic scene outside their home. plus, falling four stories, a car plunging out of a parking garage.
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this is what happens when a car falls four stories out of a parking garage. it happened in towson, maryland, just north of baltimore. amazingly, the young woman who was the driver was not seriously injured. can't say the same for that audi, though. a turnaround for the nfl for the first time an official admits there is a link between football and degenerative brain
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capitol hill, nfl senior vp jeff miller was asked point blank if there was a connection between football-related head trauma and cte. >> research shows that a number of retired nfl players are diagnosed with cte so the answer to that question is certainly yes, but there's also a number of questions that come with that. >> among them how common cte is and what are the risks of getting it? miller cited a boston university study that found the disease in brains of many retired players after their deaths. turning now to the economy and speculation over a repeat performance from the federal reserve. the fed raised its benchmark rate in december for the first time in nine years. it kicks off a two-day meeting starting today. but is not expected to raise rates again. major changes for a struggling cosmetics giant avon cutting 2,500 jobs and moving its headquarters from new york city to britain. the 130-year-old company will retain research and development in other offices in the new york
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shares were up 4% in after-hours trading. well, when we come back new details about about an amtrak train derailment and the engineer's last-second decision likely saving lives. rapping in the rose garden. an epic performance with president obama. oh, my gosh i can't believe
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a tornado near dayton, ohio, yesterday damaged several buildings. it's 105-mile-per-hour wind we're talking about and ripped roofs off homes. sirens went off again. this time it was for real. no injuries were reported. that severe storm system could flood roads in the lower ohio valley and make wet around the great lakes. drivers in the northwest and northeast may also see wet roads and heavy snow in the western mountains. if you're flying, airport delays likeliest in chicago, this morning a virginia man is being held in iraq after being captured on the battleground while fighting for isis. >> commanders of a curder group backed by the u.s. say this 26-year-old was seen in this video acknowledging that he'd become lost and that he was an american citizen. he's identified as mohamed kawaz of virginia.
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home. >> watch your mouth. what are you talking about? >> no, no, no, no. >> watch your mouth. >> don't take a picture. >> it's not clear 23 or when he will be turned over to u.s. authorities. the uber driver charged with killing six people during a shooting free in kalamazoo, michigan, told police he was being controlled by the uber app and told officers when you plug into the app, you can actually feel the presence on you. dalton also told police that he didn't want to come across as a crazy person. it's been ordered to undergo a mental competency exam. well, investigators say the amtrak derailment in rural kansas could have been worse if not for the quick action of a vigilant engineer who saw trouble ahead. several railcars derailed after the engineer noticed a significant bend in a rail and applied the emergency brakes. at least 32 people were hurt. two of them critically. damage to the track may have been caused by a car crash. a possible medical
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the pill for guys might soon be in the future apparently. researchers at the university of minnesota say they're closer than ever to developing a medication that creates temporary male sterility but the idea could take years for more testing and it still remains to be seen how many men would be willing to risk the potential side effects of permanent sterility as well as low sex drive. >> a guy to tick a pill every day. just saying. just saying. >> like i said if they're on the hook for 18 years possible. men will do anything. the women's march madness bracket has been set and the ladies from uconn, south carolina, notre dame, of course enbaylor the number one seeds. >> as for last night in the nba some highlights from our guys at espn. >> good morning, it's "sportscenter" from los angeles. neil everett, stan verrett. he's buttoning his jack. he's ready. you take the warriors.
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birthday -- >> you've been on the internet. >> the pelicans came to town and tried to crash the party. didn't work. curry had 27. stan has a lot more facts on curry you won't hear on the show. beat leandro barbosa, out to curry, almost out of bound, put on 27, riley sang happy birthday to him. you'll have to trust me on that. cavaliers wrapping up a four-game road trip to face the jazz. jazz turn it over. lebron james off and running. and the cavaliers know what to do with it when they get a turnover like that, just throw it up. for james. tray lyles open for three and banging that. utah, got 28 from rodney hood and lyles working on channing -- oh, and working on him in a not so pleasant way.
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and company. yeah, ooh. that's not fun to watch and jazz win it, 94-85. anything else? >> albert einstein's birthday too. >> okay. all right. back to you. >> no longer with us. >> genius. >> well, back to steph curry's birthday. they mentioned his daughter sang for him. >> yeah, they did and neil and stan couldn't show it to us. they couldn't. we can. happy birthday to you happy birthday dear daddy happy birthday to you >> thank you so much. >> yay. >> yay. >> ah, what a cutie. >> such a cutery. riley doing a great rendition of "happy birthday" for her dad's 28th birthday. could they be any cuter. up next in "the pulse," bachelor ben making his choice and who is the next bachelorette.
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time now to check "the pulse" with alexander hamilton at the white house. >> not in the flesh but reimaged by broadway genius lin-manuel miranda. he was joined by the mostly black and latina troupe performing songs about the nation's white founding fathers before the nation's first black president. >> after the cast rocked out he took to the rose garden for a little freestyle rapping. potus holding up the signs 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
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that's -- you think that's going viral? that's going viral. >> yes, sir. >> i did not see those words. >> you're right, there president. president obama jokingly took credit for hamilton's success. he and his family have seen the play in new york several times already. >> we know it very well because traffic gets tied up here in manhattan because of it. another season of "the bachelor" is in the books. ben ended it last night on the best of notes. his final date with a woman who came to be known as lauren b. started off on a catamaran in jamaica. >> it was a big part of the season as they stood on a platform with flowing water all around them. ben changed their lives forever. >> lauren, i want to spend the rest of my life with you. >> oh, my god. >> lauren, will you marry me?
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>> we haven't seen the last of the woman who ben told he could not marry. >> yes, that's because jojo is the next bachelorette. her season of finding love starts here on abc on may 23rd. be sure to see ben and lauren later on "gma." they're flying now. now, turning to the average couple looking for romance, the new survey figures that the cost of finding love by calculating how much americans spend on dates before getting married. >> it found it took an average of 5 1/2 years of dating to find a partner during which people will spend, get this, over $20,000 dating. guys spent significantly more per date, 224 compared to women, $93. >> okay. >> okay, so now here's the story about a horse, of course, of a different color. tweed. okay. he is the first racehorse in the world to have a full three-piece suit complete with a hat and tie. it was custom tailored, of course and probably cost more
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good morning tri-state i'm julie o' for kathrine. riva...breaking overnight... it's an update on a fatal shootout involving chicago police.this was breaking news on 9 on your side at 11.three officers were shot during a drug investigation.a civilian was also shot and killed.the details are still coming in. but we do know all of those officers are expected to be o-k.they were all hitinthe legs also breakingovernight... north korea says it is planning to test ballistic missiles.the kind capable of carrying nuclear warheads. there's skepticism this morning as to whether north
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carry out a successful test... but this is just the latest in a series of threats in recent weeks. ohio votes..the polls will be open just 2 hours in ohio... from six-30 a-m until seven-30 p-m. you'll need to bring i-d.. such as a drivers license or state i-d card... a current utility bill with your address... a bank statement with your address.. or a pay check that has your name and address on it. expect a mix of clouds and sun today. more clouds during the morning, more sun during the afternoon. highs will reach the low 70s. tonight, a cold front is heading our way. it'll bring a few showers overnight and possibly a storm or two. the severe threat is low with this front. lows will fall into the low 50s. no traffic issues, minute-by-minute updates on and at the bottom of
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breaking news,weather, traffic good morning tri-state at 4:30 starts right now. ohio joins 4 other states holding primaries today. florida, illinois , missiouri and north carolina.both ohio and florida are winner take all states.what the campaign trail could look like at the end of the day. hamilton county tries to make sure today doesn't mirror last years issues.the board of elections working to make sure
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doesn't happen again.a look at this years changes. residents in phillipsburg are cleaning up this morning. that's just 50 miles northwest of downtown cincinnati.a look at the damage and what residents say the twister did to buildings in the area. good morning i'm chris riva. riva.i'm julie oneil...ohio taking to the polls today.lets get right over to meteorologist jason adams for what you cdan expect should you have to wait in line. expect a mix of clouds and sun today. more clouds during the morning, more sun during the afternoon. highs will reach the low 70s. tonight, a cold front is heading our way. it'll bring a few showers overnight and possibly a storm or two. the severe threat is low with this front. lows will


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