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good morni good morning, america. deadly devastation. 23 reported tornadoes tear through the south. >> there's a tornado right there. >> destroying homes and as those massive wildfires rip through tennessee. >> go, go, go, go. >> the largest there in a century. forcing thousands to flee through a terrifying path of flames. >> my house is on fire. >> leaving a trail of destruction, now more severe weather is on the way. breaking news, president-elect trump with a major announcement about his new cabinet this morning and that dinner with former rival mitt romney overnight. >> president-elect trump is the very man who can lead us to that better future. >> speculation now growing over
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state. as trump's team announces a deal to keep hundreds of jobs here in the u.s. caught on camera, terrifying road rage. one driver wrestling another. then backing into his truck and attacking with a shovel. what sparked the rampage? the search right now for the suspect. and jackpot. pete the tennessee 20. the co-workers at the auto parts company who hit it big winning that massive $420 million powerball lottery. wait until you hear their secret office pool strategy. the winners are joining us live only on "gma." ? forget about ? >> we d >> we do say good morning, america. we're very happy for that lucky group of co-workers. you can say it's the ultimate office pool. >> it is the ultimate office pool and it was funny. our -- everybody here said if that happened here there would
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but i wonder how many will be former co-workers. >> we'll see. >> we do know a lot are giving back to the victim of those wildfires in tennessee. their home state. deadly one-two punch. those major wildfires sparking thousands of evacuations and tornadoes as robin said tearing through the south. the system is on the move. rob marciano tracking it all. good morning, rob. >> good morning. we thought it would happen and did. just a frightening night across the south. dozens of structures damaged. nearly a dozen tornadoes across four powerful storms that made for a frightening night, no doubt. >> there's the tornado right there. >> let's go. >> reporter: overnight 23 tornadoes reported from louisiana to tennessee. this is what it looked like in northeast alabama after a twister slammed into homes damaging businesses as animals roam the roads. three killed all in the same trailer. four children in critical condition after a day-care center was completely destroyed.
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over 60 miles per hour flipping over trucks, damaging barns. >> trees and some 18-wheeler beds and things that were tilted over or near tilted over and we're really lucky nobody was hurt here tonight. you know, it could be the other way. >> reporter: this store decimated. police out in force to make sure everyone is okay. >> we had deputies stationed from the north end of the kobe bryant to the south end. >>hi area this time of year. we call it dixie alley but heartbreaking nonetheless. it moves east. atlanta back through mobile, new orleans, you're under a tornado watch right now and they stretch up through chattanooga where the severe line is getting into the fire zone. there's gatlinburg, some rain heading there and expect heavy rain there but unfortunately the damage is done. >> yes, it is and, rob, we have linzie janis standing by there in gatlinburg, the heart of the fire zone.
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robin. heavy wins whipped up those flames again overnight but as rob mentioned the rain has already begun and that should provide some much needed relief for firefighters who are out overnight battling the blaze and going door to door searching for the missing. >> go, go, go, go. >> reporter: the governor is calling it the largest forest fire in tennessee in 100 years. responsible for at least three deaths. >> completely gone. >> reporter: scorching hundreds of homes and >> we're not going to make it across the road. >> reporter: more than 14,000 forced to flee the resort towns of gatlinburg and pigeon forge, dollywood theme park narrowly escaping after desperate attempts from firefighters to snuff out the flames. several cabins there destroyed but the main park safe. in a statement parton saying she is praying for all the families affected by the fire. this time lapse shows how quickly the flames spread. sweeping across the nearby mountainside.
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flattened. buildings reduced to rubble. cars burned out. the only thing standing here a charred washer and dryer. the mayor says the next 24 hours will be critical in putting out fires like this one in this burned down motel. bill black is one of hundreds here who are now homeless. >> when i left my house last night the fire was about 100 yards from the house. >> reporter: black, a local minister says he came straight to this makeshift shelter to help others telling us dodds suffered burns a flames. >> we were dealing with 70-mile-per-hour winds. it just exploded. >> reporter: again, this area is expected to get heavy rain today. officials say they hope that will help put an end to a very dangerous situation here. >> we certainly hope they are right. linzie, thanks very much. the latest on the trump trabant. the president-elect making key appointments to his economic team as 13eklation swirls around mitt romney as secretary of state after that intimate dinner last night.
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story. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, george. it must have been quite a dinner. after a gourmet meal at one of the restaurants in one of trump's buildings here in new york, mitt romney who once called trump a dangerous fraud and a phony emerged to praise the president-elect as someone with an inclusive message who will lead america to a brighter future. the longtime rivals were greeted with applause as they entered the pricey french restaurant inside the trump international trump's new chief of staff reince priebus in tow. garlic soup with sauteed frog legs. prime sirloin for trump, lamb chops for romney. romney called trump a fraud during the campaign. as a potential secretary of state. >> i happen to think that america's best days are ahead of us. president-elect trump is the very man who can lead us to that better future. >> reporter: but there is serious opposition to romney
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the former massachusetts governor isn't the only option on trump's radar. another contender, tennessee senator bob corker, also met with trump about the job on tuesday. >> he needs to choose someone he's very comfortable with that he knows there's going to be no daylight between him and them. >> reporter: trump is quickly filling up other cabinet posts including his first major economic appointment. treasury secretary trump is expected to tap his campaign finance who spent 17 years working for goldman sachs. former bush administration labor secretary elaine chao is expected to head the transportation department. chao is well known on capitol hill as the wife of senator majority leader mitch mcconnell but as his cabinet comes together one trump advocate is chiding the president-elect's continued use of twitter. newt gingrich criticized him for
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states can't randomly tweet without having somebody check it out. it makes you wonder about whatever else he's doing. >> reporter: tomorrow president-elect trump heads to indiana to begin what his team is calling a thank you tour. he'll start with a big announcement, a deal to keep a factory operated by the air conditioner company carrier in indiana. the company had planned to move the facility and its 1400 jobs to mexico. but, george, details of what carrier was o of incentives to keep that factory in end that have not been revealed. >> governor mike pence working on that. more with matt dowd about that we don't know all the details but likely to save 1,000 jobs. pretty big win for president-elect trump. >> it's a win. people in the midwest think nobody has advocated for them. if donald trump gets the win it's a big deal for him. the question as jon says, what did he have to give away and
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>> the public courtship of mitt romney and donald trump right now. pretty remarkable given what romney said during the campaign. but it's not a done deal yet. >> no, it's not done and i don't think anything is done with donald trump until it's formally announced. the reversal is stunning. the degree of difficulty on this dive for mitt romney is more than a 4 1/2 reverse somersault with a tuck position. it's greater than that and i would think it would make more sense for jim harbaugh to go to work state buckeyes as an assistant coach than this move mitt romney is making. >> a reversal for both. trump called romney entirely unimpressive. >> and a loser and romney called him a fake, a phony, a fraud and con man. >> what romney did not do is apologize. the question, is that required in trump's mind? we don't know the answer to that yet president-elect on twitter early this morning. several different tweets including one that could be very significant saying that on december 15th he and his children will have a press
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going forward. >> he says it will be a big press conference. the kids will be there. he says it will be him removing himself in total from his company. interesting, several tweets on this, one says i feel as visually important as president to in no way have a conflict of interest with nye various businesses. if he turns the company over to his children, as he has said before, ivanka trump is a big part of that. ivanka trump's husband jared kushner is i am told going to b wing with president-elect. >> devil in the details on this. we'll watch that press conference. >> the fascinating thing we're getting more information on him from twitter than press conferences. >> the way he's communicating right now. over to robin. now to charleston, south carolina, where police officer michael slager is on trial for a fatal shooting. he took the stand on tuesday breaking down during his testimony. abc's steve osunsami is there in charleston with the details and reaction.
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>> reporter: good morning to you, robin. this case could go to the jury today. we could hear closing arguments this afternoon. michael slager didn't have to testify. but he clearly wanted to tell his own story in his own words. at times he was tearful. >> my family has been destroyed by this. the scott's family has been destroyed by this. it's horrible. >> reporter: former north charleston police officer michael slager was here on the witness stand trying to convince jurors he's not a murderer saying that he killed walter time he says he felt threatened. >> and at that point i made the decision to use lethal force because mr. scott never stopped, he's always dangerous. >> reporter: but prosecuted asked how dangerous could scott have been as he was running away from the officer unarmed. they even made slager stand up and hold a tape ruler to show how far scott ran before slager started firing. it was 18 feet. >> i didn't know what was going
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firearm until the threat was stopped. >> reporter: shortly after the shooting slager told investigators he thought scott was running away with his taser. on the witness stand he said he now knows that's not true. that it fell to the ground. slager says the two fought over the taser in a struggle that happened before the cell phone recording. but he had trouble explaining what he's seen doing here. picking up the taser from one location and moving it closer to scott's body. >> i don't know why i dropped it on the ground but i did pick it up seconds later. gear? i can't even answer to that. >> reporter: lawyers for scott's family says it looks to them like slager was planting evidence. >> you always wonder why exactly did he run back and pick it up? and then actually drop it by mr. scott's dead body. >> reporter: it is possible the court could take a field trip to the crime scene today. slager is pleading not guilty. if he is convicted he could get up to life in prison.
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michael. >> to that devastating plane crash with the brazilian soccer team on board. this young fan is mourning the loss, six people miraculously made it out and david kerley has more and they've recovered the black boxes. >> reporter: that's right, michael. yes, they have the black boxes but the question this morning is, the true reported an electrical problem. so do those boxes stop recording information that could solve this mystery? having pulled six survivors from this crash scene, teams recovered 71 bodies of those who did not survive. and the black boxes which could answer why the commuter jet crashed taking a brazilian soccer team. stunned fans overnight holding a vigil. the shock seen on the face of one of the youngest fans and two injured players who didn't make the trip to the team's first ever finals. the jet was headed to the medellin airport which is surrounded by mountains. abc's steve ganyard has flown
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colombian military. >> even at daytime it is a sporty place. rugged terrain and oftentimes weather and high altitude. >> reporter: the pilots reported an electrical failure and an emergency before the aircraft tail hit a mountain and the rest of the jet slid down the other side. but how did those six people survive? the wreckage will help provide the answer. increasing the odds of survival, those sitting within five rows of an exit and passenger aisle fare better than those in window seats. >> there's no way to game it and say if i sit in the front the back will hit first. it depends on the mishap. every mishap is a little unique. >> reporter: odds already on the flier's side. more than 95% of plane crash victims survive. in fact, a professor who studies this says you have a better chance of becoming president of the united states or winning an olympic gold medal or a nobel
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>> wow. i have one question for you. why is it better to sit in an aisle than a window seat. >> reporter: it's because if something happens and you do go down you can move quicker to that exit and get out than somebody who has to move two seats, get to the aisle and get to the exit. >> all right, david, makes a lot of sense. to amy with the morning's other stop stories starting with the big development in that escape from the california jail. >> that's right. as you might imagine people have been on edge around san jose for a week now but overnight we escaped last wednesday has been captured nearby. laron campbell was one of four men who sawed their way out of a second floor window in the jail and used bedsheets to rappel to the ground. one escapee is still on the run. well, isis now claims the somali refugee who went on that rampage at ohio state university was one of its soldiers. students held a vigil for the 11 people injured. the attacker's family says he
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used in the attack just one day earlier. well, hundreds of thousands of cubans gathered in havana to say good-bye to fidel castro castro's ashes will now be taken to the eastern part of the island where the revolution started. president obama is sending a white house aide and a diplomat to sunday's funeral. well, a fender bender sparked a dramatic case of road rage in england. the guy in the green started wrestling the other driver then he got back behind the wheel and moments later he returned with a shovel and went on the attack smashing the guy's window. police are now trying to find that man. finally one daredevil took riding his bike to new heights. he rode across -- look at that. this is the top of a 650-foot-high 650-foot-high dam balancing on it. he had a rope and guide and said it wasn't a safe way to do it as
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contest and took him seven tries to get across. he backed up because of the high wins. he said it was the biggest adrenaline rush he ever had. >> i'm sure. >> what de win? another gopro? >> all for a camera, guys. >> more power to him. >> what do you got, rob? >> george, we have rain moving across much of the eastern third of the country. check it out. time it out, new orleans is getting some it. d.c. will get it, as well and 95 around rush hour, wintry mix across parts of maine by:00 in the morning. still looking at heavy rain in the northeast including new england and we'll take it as miserable as it is, locally 3 inches possible and right there into the fire zone we are looking at the potential for seeing more than 3 inches. that will certainly help put the
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good morning, another warm and dry afternoon, low to mid 80s, high humidity and will feel like another season out. breezy as well through the afternoon with the gusty wind out of the south and southeast. a friend tomorrow with a few light showers are not a huge deal, drier conditions by the time we get to friday and cooler, widespread temps in the 50s, mid-70s with a low humidity for friday, weekend looks good with highs in the
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hampshire. about 6,000 feet if you like the winter weather. i know all of you do. just feast your eyes on that. it's coming at some point. >> it will get here. >> reminds me of christmas. you know what, it is the final christmas for the obamas in the white house. first lady michelle obama got choked up as she unveiled the amazing decorations surrounded by military families and the theme for this year, the gift of the holidays. and take a look at the beautiful tree in the blue room dogs sunny and bo made out of yarn so very skillfully well done and here's a white house gingerbread house made with 150 pounds of gingerbread. 100 pounds of dough and 20 pounds of icing. >> whoo. >> who is brave enough to break off the first piece? >> i like a gingerbread house. >> almost looks good enough to eat. coming up the mystery
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live from the station taking action for you. abc action news. od hillsboro avenue, fhp confirming someone was killed in the crash on 56th st., fhp confirming someone was killed in the crash on 56th st., captain is flying over the street and it looks like 56th st. is still blocked. >>reporter: it is janel, to the right that is southbound 56 >>reporter: it is janel, to the right that is southbound 56 approaching hillsboro avenue. and you see the accident in the western center part of the road, it involved a motorcycle and the writer of the motorcycle is deceased,
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around and northbound 56, southbound over to 46 or harney would get you around this and onto interstate 4, back to you. we have reports of fog on interstate 4 and lakeland, ivan is back with your forecast
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a nice shot out there right now from our camera, blue skies, mostly sunny the story is the temperatures and humidity, that combination making it feel not like december almost which is tomorrow, 71 right now in tampa, we will continue with the south southwest wind and it will be breezy, warming up to the 80s. that front cools us back down
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this time of year. right now warm and humid, some showers tomorrow and not the severe weather across the gulf. seasonal temps back on friday, when you wake up friday morning you will wake up with much drier air in the 50s but for now we're in the soup as i see it, temps in the 80s and above average, that will set us up behind a front with a nice weekend as well with highs in
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the fire eventually burned itself out. no word yet on what sparked that fire. and you guys know what, we're going rogue this morning. yes, we are. with one of the biggest movies in the galaxy, diego luna, a captain in the new str"star war movie will join us live. >> speaking of excitement, how excited everyone is about seeing this film. it had one of the biggest days ever for ticket presales in box office history. >> like $20 million worth. >> december 16th. >> that's true, amy. >> a lot more on that coming up. we get to new details about california mom sherri papini found alive three weeks after she went missing. the search for her captors is intensifying as her husband shares disturbing details saying she was battered, bruised even branded. abc's kayna whitworth is in redding, california, with the latest. good morning, kayna. >> reporter: yeah, george, good morning. sherri papini's husband keith saying she endured intense
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torture during her 22 days being held captive adding that ultimately it was sherri's will to survive that brought her home. this morning, the terrifying details of sherri papini's alleged kidnapping coming to light. among her injuries police now say she was branded, a message burned into her skin. >> i would think that that was some sort of either an exertion of power or control and/or maybe some type of message that the brand it a symbol. >> it is not a symbol but it was a message. >> reporter: her husband keith described an agonizing three weeks in which his wife was tormented physically and mentally, telling "gma," she weighed just 87 pounds and was covered in multicolored bruises, severe burns, red rashes and chain markings. her signature long blond hair had been chopped off.
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cut it off to change her physical appearance but also to humiliate them, wear her down. >> reporter: authorities say the 34-year-old stay-at-home mom was abducted while jogging near her home in redding. a small town in northern california where she lived with her husband keith an electronics salesman and their two kids. 22 days later she was recovered in restraints on the side of a highway 150 miles away. >> releasing holding her for a pretty extended period of time does not make sense to me. it just doesn't. because it's -- it really does increase the risk level of the offender exponentially. >> reporter: according to the fbi there were nearly 85,000 missing persons in the u.s. over 18,000 of them involuntary abductions. only about half of those victims
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now, investigators met with sherri papini for a third time yesterday. so we're hoping to hear today what they learned and it's possible that if she could remember enough, george, we might see a composite sketch of her captors. >> that would be a big advance, okay, let's get more from former fbi special agent brad garrett, our abc news consultant. so many disturbing details, the weight loss, the hair cut off. >> to destroy her group and eliminate her past, this he cut her hair and starved her. they beat her, maybe torture, et cetera and it's to make her part of whatever they are. >> which leads to the next question, why let her go? >> well, we don't know the circumstances. did these two women, are they part of this group organization, whatever it might be decide this is too much? they pick her up and place her along the side of the road so the context of those two women is unclear.
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have taken her. is it likely though that other people were involved with something like this? >> i think so because there's too many steps, george, to go through the starvation, the branding, the cutting of the hair, it's like i'm trying to make you part of whatever we are, whatever the group, whatever their extremist thinking might be. and the longer you do that, the person then becomes more dependent on you to survive. that's what they want. >> a lot of internet traffic, oh, was this some kind of out. knowing from what you know from the outside do you rule that out, as well. >> absolutely. if you're going to disappear are you going to go to this much trouble and have somebody brutalize you, brand you, starve you. not likely. >> the final question, random or targeted? any clues there? >> i'm going to guess random and random because she's a woman out jogging, maybe she does it at the same time each day, perhaps this group were looking for a
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et cetera. and they just grabbed her. it could be an opportunity grab is what i'm trying to say. >> okay, brad garrett, thanks very much. over to michael. >> all right, george. coming up on our big board, kanye in crisis. the rapper still in the hospital after that breakdown. we'll find out what we can learn about his condition now. we've got some of the tennessee 20, the lucky lotto winners joining us live only on "gma" when we come back in two minutes. $420.9 million. whoo! ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
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we we welcome you black. time for the big board breaking down more of the top stories. dan abrams here at the table and we'll get to your story in just a moment. first let's start with kanye west. the rapper canceling his tour and hospitalized last week for exhaustion. now, "people" magazine is reporting west is under, quote, constant watch for his safety. "people's" executive editor kate
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what can you tell us? >> you know, i think it's right for people to be concerned. we're entering into a full week now that kanye west has been hospitalized. i think that tells you first and foremost this is more than exhaustion. sources are telling us he's grappling with paranoia. that they are trying to figure out a course of medication that may help. but that there's still very many unanswered questions at this time and it's an ongoing struggle. >> and his wife, she already has two young kids at home she needs to worry about and needs to worry about this. how is she handling all this. >> she's also, of course, still dealing with the trauma of what happened to her in paris so in the wake of all this, she is not bringing the kids to see kanye in the hospital which i think is actually kind of understandable. you know, it could be very traumatic especially for their daughter north to see their dad in a hospital room in a hospital bed. so she's keeping them away for now. but it remains to be seen how
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his birthday is coming up on december 5th. >> we're thinking of both. >> the latest issue of "people" magazine is out this friday if you want to read more on that story. up next, a heated debate about random drug testing. an indiana school board is facing backlash for a measure that requires certain high school students to concept to surprise screening. and we sat down and you said, boy, we have a debate going on here. a lot of parents, this a lot of them feel like this is invasion of privacy. others think it's fair. >> it was a 3-2 vote and definitely legal, right. the reason it's legal is because you're talking about extracurricular activities and students who park on campus. those are the ones who are subject to the random drug screenings. the supreme court weighed in on this in 1995 and said it's okay to test kids playing sports in 2002. they said it's okay to test kids more broadly involved in extracurricular activities.
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separate issue from whether it's legal. and it actually exists in about half the schools in end that right now. >> almost -- so if you want to play sports i have to do this but if i don't play sports -- >> if you don't engage in extracurricular activities. this is why it's a bad idea. i think if you say to people if you engage in extracurricular activities you're suddenly subject to drug testing. what does that mean, that means some kid also say, you know what, i just won't do extracurricular activities. there 'also the abi the fact that these testing isn't effective. the american academy of pediatrics is strongly coming out against it. >> that's one side. we got two dads here. we got two moms on the board as well. >> dan is fired up. >> becky wants to weigh in. >> i'll jump in here because at the high cool in our town they breath lyze at the school dances and that makes sense to me when they're breath lyzing for alcohol. now, as a parent my philosophy is a lot like u.s. foreign
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but that's my responsibility as a parent. i don't want an organization necessarily doing that for my kid and maybe having it on their record. >> that's true. how about you, kate? >> i'm coming down somewhere in the middle. i have two boys who are approaching adolescence in just a few years and for me at this point anything that serves as a potential deterrent if this testing proves to have that impact to deter people as opposed to just punish them after the fact, has a sort of i can see the allure to something that would scare my kids off of maybe going a little too far on the weekends. >> i'm with kate on that one. i like that. i just -- i was the subject of random drug testing as an athlete. come over here right now and you -- if you do the right things you have nothing to worry about. i don't want them punished for a mistake that sticks with them for the rest of their lives but i do agree with kate if there's something to deter them.
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counseling. they can cheat and there's also the argument that marijuana, for example, is much more detectable than harder drugs so could actually encourage kids -- anyway, a lot of stuff. >> you know how we feel here so at home we'd love to hear you weigh in as well. now to what could be one of the hottest gifts of the holiday season, drones and cue the drone. >> yeah. >> but there is a new report out this morning in that is a tiny drone. >> sounding the alarm bells about the rise of drone over the device. becky, you are our expert on this. i know this was a gift for your twins last holiday season so tell us more about this. what do you think? >> we've heard stories of drones taken out by annoyed neighbors with a shotgun but this report predicts we'll see a drone taken over by hackers, using a laptop,
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basically but i think before parents freak out that the kid's holiday toy will be poached out of thin air think amazon drone. they anticipate it will start with high hiv end stuff, maybe aerial photography tore law enforcement but i have an image of it carrying a package and it's like a pinata for a sophisticated thief. >> forget about walking into somebody's door and taking a package. th drone. >> no drone zone i say. >> so -- >> easier to grab it off the porch. >> does anybody here have a drone on the christmas list? >> no, i'm actually really thrilled by this report because i had crossed it off my list already and now i feel fully vindicated. i wasn't getting one because i was convinced my boys would smash it within the first 48 hours which they would have and now it's like, great, hacking. another reason not to do it. >> as a mom you're always justified, kate.
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they really would have destroyed it in about 48 hours. >> how do the twins like the drones from last christmas, becky? >> kate's hit the nail on the hid except half as much. it was trashed by the end of the christmas day. >> wow. >> going to be on your christmas tree. >> absolutely not. in particularly i don't want my neighbors to have them. yeah, i mean i don't want it but that's the more important to me than not on my -- >> i had a neighbor who had one. wasn't a good neighborly thing to have. >> waiting to see how close he can get to strahan. >> there, i caught it. coming up in two minutes the luckiest co-workers ever. the tennessee 20 powerball winners are joining us live to talk about that $420.9 million jackpot. ?
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>> let's talk to some the winners including amy o'neal who bought the ticket joining us from lafayette, tennessee. congratulations. i know this was eight years in the making so how does it feel? >> oh, my gosh, it's still surreal. i'm in shock. it's wonderful. >> good to see you hold that big check like that. you know, amy, a lot of us joke and say, oh, if i hit it big i'm not coming to work the next day. you all really enjoy the wor boss a little concerned he would have 20 people walking out on the job all of a sudden? >> yes, and we're in the sales and the engineering and the quality so it's more technical and he can't just bring somebody in off the street so he was really nervous. and he was like, i'm happy for y'all but please, please don't walk out on me and we told him, no, we're not going to walk out on you. for the ones that's going to quit we'll give you time to get a replacement.
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>> the ones that are going to quit so there are some that are going to after you trained your replacements but others will stay put? >> there are a couple that are going to stay. >> that's great. >> and i have a question. >> i'd say 50/50. >> amy, i have a question i'm sure a lot of people are wondering, what are you going to do with the money? any plans? what are your plans? >> oh, well, at first it was just a shock to know so you have to think about it, the things, of course, is take care of me and my family and kids and pay off the bills. get ready for retirement. the next thing is, you know, i'm -- we were going to the smoky mountains come sunday on a vacation and so now it's to help them. that's one of the biggest things and help macon county, the community. >> some of the money going to charity and i know another big question a lot of people have who are watching is, any advice for other office pools?
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welcome back to gramm. it is november 30th which means it's the end of hurricane season which is supposed to begin on june 1st but this year we had bahamas in january so this is the longest hurricane season on record and it was above average about where we thought it would, from hurricane season to ski season, kirkwood. fresh powder where the stoke level is high, i'm told. it's in the red and freeze warnings and watches across parts of southern california and the desert southwest.
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extra time to work your way around. we are steady but a little slow on interstate 275 southbound near 38th avenue., north near pinellas county with the crash and the clearing stages, here on 54th i was looking for that crash but not seeing it so it looks like they've cleared that crash. if you're headed to the bridges we are slow on the court in campbell, 18 minutes across the court in campbell and let's check in with the captain, good morning. still following a fatal motorcycle accident on hillsboro avenue near 56th st. on the east part of tampa, southbound 56 completely blocked so directly to the west, perhaps turnaround and come back, all the way down the 40th s. to interstate 4 would be a better choice or harney road would get you around this, this investigation will go on
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morning and we will continue that until later this afternoon with temps soaring into the 80s and humidity feeling like 90 so get ready, upper 60s to low 70s so nice head start and it did not go below 70 this morning in many areas. south to southwesterly wind and gusty this afternoon, there is the front and by the time he gets to our area if you showers with it so we're looking good. we cool off behind the front,
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good morni good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. path of destruction. those terrifying wildfires in tennessee, 14,000 people evacuated. hundreds of homes and businesses burned. >> my house i >> as so many now start returning home to the disaster zone. and at war with scientology. leah remini's new battle with her former church. >> what you're about to see sheds light on the truth of what's really going on with this church. >> now scientology leaders firing back. why remini is demanding more than a million dollars from the church. ? my house ? one-on-one with jeff gordon. the nascar champ on racing,
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>> cue it. ? call me jeff gordon with the navigation ? >> and the force is with us. we're going rogue. >> you're really doing this, i want to help. >> the captain of the brand-new "star wars" movie, diego luna here live. >> are you with me? >> all the way. >> as we say -- >> good morning, america. ? rudolph the red-nosed reindeer ? >> surprised him. >> we surprised each other. >> that is great to be here this morning. we have kacey musgraves ahead with her version of "rudolph the red-nosed reindeer". >> celebrating 25 days until -- >> christmas. >> getting close. >> yep. >> and that guy we just were laughing with, the new "star wars" movie and the start a all, all, diego luna and so many excited fans but the motion
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that in a little bit. >> he's been a lifelong "star wars" fan so what a dream. you know we asked all of you to start sending in your best christmas cookie recipes. your video, pictures, how you make them. we had this picture from one of our viewers, sally reese in front of a christmas tree in new york and accompanied by a story about her grandmother's recipe. they're joining us with norwegian christmas cookies, i want to say i was wondering, i was curious, i had never seen anything like this. i have already decimated -- >> they're good. >> butter cookies with meringue and coconut on top. you will want this recipe. >> really good. >> this is really good. >> very moist. >> really, really good. amy will do the news in the morning rundown. >> the big story, the deadly storms in the south. nearly two dozen tornadoes reported from louisiana to tennessee and three killed in alabama and among the injured
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condition after their day care was destroyed. strong winds damaged hundreds of buildings there. meanwhile, people are just beginning to survey the damage after those raging wildfires swept through a resort area in eastern tennessee. three people are confirmed dead. 14,000 people had to evacuate the area and abc's linzie janis is there with all the latest. good morning, linzie. >> reporter: overnight more wind whipped up those flames but the rain has already started coming down. this morning it's expected for most of the day and officials say they hope that will help p dangerous situation here. the governor calling this fire the biggest in over 100 years in tennessee. more than 14,000 residents were forced to flee. the two tourist towns of gatlinburg and pigeon forge, many of them telling us they had almost no time to react. some running from their burning homes, others describing their escape as driving through hell. one local official saying those winds were so strong and whipped
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it has left hundreds of people homeless, hundreds of homes and businesses destroyed. amy. >> what a horrible situation there. linzie, thank you. a new announcement from president-elect donald trump. he says he will remove himself from his companies so he can, quote, fully at the caufocus on the country. today he is heading to indianapolis after reaching a deal with carrier to keep nearly 1,000 jobs from moving to mexico and last night he with mitt romney who later praised trump and expressed confidence in his leadership and that's a stunning about-face from earlier this year when romney slammed him as a fraud. trump has yet to say if he will choose romney for secretary of state. meanwhile, trump has picked former goldman sachs executive steve mnuchin from -- for treasury secretary. a deadly accident at cirque du soleil in san francisco. officials say a technician died after being truck by a piece of lifting equipment. it happened during rehearsal.
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investigating. a brazen theft in new york city. take a look at this man. he walked up to an armored truck and stole a bucket full of gold flakes worth $1.6 million. that bucket weighed about 90 pounds and the man is still on the run this morning. finally, a mystery that's truly for the birds. construction workers in new zealand baffled by their orange traffic cones which were moving on their own. well, they went to videotape to check it out. look what they found. birds flying under the cones to move them. the workers think the birds were doing tricks to get some human attention and hopefully some human food. i was going to sparrow you from a bird pun but that's what i call fowl play. >> i love when you pause, like, wait for it. wait for it. bring it on home. >> well done as always, amy. thank you. >> how about "pop news." >> thank you. hey, welcome back, robin.
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when he starred in that lincoln commercial. now he's trading it for safety. at his i will ma matter, the university of texas, mcconaughey hitting the streets for a great cause. it's the program that gives students free rides or providing someone to walk home with them on campus any time needed between 7:00 p.m. and 2:00 a.m. to ensure a safe return to their dorm in case they're perhaps a little dazed and confused. it is not new but has become so impo that young female student killed on campus last year, so matthew, we thank you for bringing that. george, i know it's a friend of yours. >> paul begala, opportunity body president back when it started in the 1980s. it was a walk program for the longest time but after this killing he and his wife bought the golf cart and it's really making a difference out there. >> yep. and thank you for bringing that to us. also in "pop news," this morning, happy to report wedding vows for a favorite "dancing with the stars" pro. mark ballas tying the knot with
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>> when did this happen? >> this past weekend. >> she wrote "if i was a boy" for beyonce. but, boy, she looked anything but. >> not a boy. >> nope. >> out there in the santa monica wedding. she wore -- >> george says that under his breath. so we hear it. >> look at these pictures. go ahead, just roll them slowly enjoy. she really is one of the most beautiful brides i've ever seen. i don't know what those - incredible bejeweled headpiece and ballas starring in broadway "jersey boys" on broadway wore a custom three-piece suit and his best man derek hough and his other, a 2-year-old rescue dog and julianne and guess what they did at the reception. dancing. everybody catch mark in "jersey
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people's website. they're waiting until mark is done with broadway and then they're going to go -- they are the cutest couple. so congrats. finally, i'm happy to report this, the exercise industry can be quite a racket as we know but no game when it comes to determining what sport can increase your life expectancy, a new study by the british journal "sports medicine" analyzed 0,000 adults for nearly a decade so this is le yet and sport that was game, set and match above the rest. >> oh. your sport. >> tennis, badminton or squash, 56% less likely people who play them a lot are 56% less likely to die of cardiovascular disease than those who swim or do aerob aerobics. george, not getting rid of me for a long time. >> good thing. kind of surprising, though. >> yeah, agreed.
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tennis court you would think i could die at any moment. >> how often do you get a chance to play tennis. >> not a lot because i'm still recovering. when i was playing, the reason i needed hip surgery is because i was playing a lot, three to four times a week. so hopefully many years to come. that's "pop news," everybody. >> all right, lara, coming up actress leah remini's new and very public battle with her former religion. what the church of scientology has to say about it. and as millions look for love online there's a new warning how you could become a happens to you. th capital one, my dad called them up and asked for "the jennifer garner card" which is such a dad thing to do. after he gave his name the woman from capital one said "mr. garner, are you related to jennifer?" kind of joking with him. and my dad was so proud to tell her, "as a matter of fact, she is my middle daughter". so now dad has the venture card, he's earning his double miles, and he made a friend at the company. can i say it? go ahead!
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we ar we are back with a bitter battle between leah remini and the church of scientology. remini has been an outspoken critic of the church. she left three years ago and fronting a new docu-series and the church firing back and "nightline" anchor dan harris has the story. >> what you're about to see sheds light on the truth of
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defended and believed in most of my life. >> reporter: leah remini's battle against the church of scientology reached a whole new level tuesday night with the first episode of her new docu-series "leah remini: scientology and the aftermath." >> i hope that this project at least validates your pain is real. >> reporter: a&e's eight-part series follows former members of the church and tells their stories. remini's church in which she was raised began when she quit three years ago and then escalated last year with the release of her book "troublemaker" in which she described her life within scientology. >> really did believe that i had one-up on everybody because i had this scientology thing. >> reporter: the church said her book was a pathetic quest to get publicity. as for her new show the church insists it is full of lies and said it is doomed to be a cheap
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>> she needs to move on with her life instead of pathetically exploiting her former religion, her former friends and other celebrities for money. >> reporter: remini tells "the hollywood reporter" they were trying to stop this show from happening. they were trying to disparage my name. >> when you stop [ bleep ] people's lives and families i'll stop too. >> reporter: remini is now demanding $1.5 million from the church. she tells "the hollywood reporter" it's a response to the horrific and libelous letters they sent me. claims that back when she was starring in the cbs sitcom "the king of queens" tom cruise and the church urged her to call her then boss, less moonves, the chief executive officer of cbs corporation. she says i got pressured to call les moonves at cbs to try to get a 60 minutes report squashed. she made the call but moonves refused to intervene. we reached out to cruise and cbs
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leah remini last year in which she described the power and allure of the church for her when she joined as a child. >> so for a kid who was always looking around comparing herself to other people, to be part of a faith where you had a mission to save -- >> the planet. save the planet. >> that must have been a big deal in yes, and because scientologists view children as spiritual beings you're not treated as a kid so you're given a lot of responsibility. your ego inflated. >> reporter: remini says her new show is about families that the church has torn apart. something she says she knows all too well after losing a best friend to the religion. the church of scientology says in a statement to abc news, it is sad that leah remini wishes to exploit for money those who tirelessly worked to help her when no one else was willing to tolerate her behavior. adding that remini needs to stop blaming the church.
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>> and we are back with our chief legal analyst dan abrams and, dan, given her history remini must have known and a&e must have then in was coming from the church. >> absolutely. scientology is notoriously litigious and will protect what they view as their reputation. to great length. so as a result, you can count on the fact that a&e went through everything she said line by line and separating out opinion from fact, right, as a she can give her opinion about things. the dangers as a legal matter are stating something as a fact and so a&e clearly believed that they had enough support for the various factual claims that she's making here. >> what is the standard there for a church as opposed to a public figure on the factual claimsy is it enough for it just to be wrong. >> the same because the church isn't an individual but basically the same legal standards apply as would apply to any other church.
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lawsuit to take so we're seeing a lot of back and forth here between leah remini's lawyer and scientology, a lot of threats going back and forth. a lot of demanding going and back. >> we won't get $1.5 million in she's not going -- they want a million dollars. that sounds like a fair amount. this isn't a lawsuit yet. these are just threats back and forth and i don't expect it's ever going to end up in court. >> dan abramsms, thanks very mu. we'll be right back. there is nothing typical about making movies. i'm victoria alonso and i'm an executive producer... ...at marvel studios. we are very much hands-on producers. if my office... ...becomes a plane or an airport the surface pro's perfect. fast and portable but also light. you don't do this 14 hours a day, 7 days a week for... ...decades if you don't feel it in your heart. listen, i know my super power is to not ever sleep. that's it. that's the only super power i have.
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people from all over the country. this is emily from atlanta. have you something to say, emily. >> good morning, america. >> that's right. good morning, america. we got some fog and rain coming in later. we are standing by for "star
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move through tomorrow but by the time it gets here just some light showers. we will have a heat index in the mid 80s out there and the warmth is back in the 70s and the dry air is moving in and that is etup thursday night into friday and night and ineries crossing the line. and good morning, rebecca. >> good morning, michael. well, more than 91 million people are using dating apps for companionship but many of them say they've been sexually harassed. even the ceo of interiter recently admitted there is a bad behavior problem on his site and the company is working on tools to fix it. here's how some women are fighting back.
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but these apps have also transformed the world of sexual harassment. >> this whole concept of those people are too sensitive. i think people aren't sensitive enough. >> reporter: take a look at some of these real images sent to women online. vulgar messages ranking from you look doable to the more aggressive, i want to get you de dentally pregnant. and others too obscene to repeat. and when guys are rejected, the slut says one and you could be a model if you lost a little weight, sweetheart. do you think sexual harassment on dating apps has become the norm. >> i think it's become an unhealthy part of the dating app world. >> reporter: 29-year-old alexandra tweeten says she received dozens of harassing messages while using dating apps. >> sexist and hateful and, yeah, that really surprised me.
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creating this instagram page, bye felipe publicly shaming harassing suitors and even started a petition on change.org to stop harassing messages and pictures on social media. >> not every man harasses women but every woman you know has been harassed at some point. >> reporter: in august this post on twitter went viral after a young woman publicly showed how even a picture of her headphones sparked lewd sexual advances. those and nothing else, that would be heaven. >> this is an assault of the person who is getting the comments. this is really the fault of the person who is sending the comments. >> reporter: according to the pew research center 42% of women who online date have been harassed and while online, 26% of young women say they experience stalking and 25% are targets of online sexual harassment. >> what's the spillover effect of this kind of behavior in
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>> you feel afraid. you feel that you can't go out into the cyberworld without being harmed. >> definitely think anonymity probably adds to some people just posting whatever they want to post but what should someone do if you get these. >> you can speak out to the offender. tell them to top in no uncertain terms and block them. i think as these websites are businesses, you have to think of yourself as a customer, a consumer. you tell the website what's going on. you speak out. you talk a this is going on or you even consider stop using the website because ultimately that's going to hit them at their bottom line. that's going to have the biggest impact for the business. >> bottom line has the biggest impact every time. thank you, rebecca. we appreciate that and now let's go upstairs to lara. >> all right, thank you very much. we are with diego luna, one of the stars of the holiday's hottest movie, "star wars"
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setup thursday night into friday and still busy out spots. we are seeing delays in all directions. north and southbound east and west west leading up to the is slow in the southbound direction and a crash usa 98 at the polk in
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lot of delays westbound but they have seemed to clear. and another incident to tell you about this one in palm meadow and seeing some slow downs there leave your self some extra time for the intersection. >> reporter: low 70s and 80s this afternoon. and moving through tomorrow. some light showers. and not the severe weather they got on the golf coast. some showers and dry in the 80s and some cooler temperatures behind that and it will start to happen late thursday as the dry air moves in and a nice cool start on friday and temperatures
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will have an entire weekend with dry weather and into next week it moves in and brings some showers monday and into tuesday. and we will send you back.
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? the ? the trumpets they go ? [ applause ] ? the trumpets they go ? we welcome you back. what a wonderful audience that we have here. i'm telling you. >> yeah, i love it. >> love that. why don't you kick things off. >> it is the holiday season. we are very festive here at "gma" and in the holiday mood. george and i were at a party last night. it comes to the point you're done dancing, ready to go home. >> is that like 6:30. >> 6:30. >> we were out till:25.
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host? that is the new debate that's out there right now. >> sure. >> there is a study. there are different ways, they said, okay, if you're at a party and more than a dozen people in attendance you should say good-bye to the host. that's one day -- >> if there's more or less. >> if there are fewer than a dozen you have to say good-bye. >> otherwise you can do the -- >> right. the irish -- >> call it ghosting. and if there's more than a have to say good-bye to the host. >> here's the caveat i have. i have to leave things early a lot because of this and if it's like a dinner party you don't want to break it up. you don't want to do this whole thing i'm leaving now but you kind of want to slip out and maybe tell the host ahead of time but you don't want -- >> you don't want to get yelled at. >> right. >> lara, we know this especially and maybe you have -- he is masterful. this man right here at getting out. you do it so well.
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lied the charge and hid behind george. >> in his wake. yeah. >> i think it all depends on the circumstances. >> how well you know the people but they say a lot of times if you're going to the host, this is a good way when you -- make sure you're thanking them. thank them and that gives them the hint that i'm thanking you because i got to go. >> real simple. if there are more than 12 people there you can sneak out and then just send a little thank you e-mail and you're not being rude. >> you're not being less, you should probably take the time to say good-bye to your host. >> all right, great. >> always great to send a little thank you note in a little thank you note. [ applause ] well done. >> all right. i'll bring football to the table. >> football. >> over the weekend you know a lot of rivalries and jets and patriots and patriots won that game. >> yes. >> i know it pains you. all right. patriots fans. [ applause ]
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have a radio show so he goes on his radio show and it gets hijacked by his 6-year-old son. listen. >> did you watch your daddy play yesterday? >> yeah. he was playing against the green guys. i don't know what they're called but they're very good. >> how did you think your dad did yesterday. >> great. he flipped his chest. >> he flipped his chest. >> and he tripped too. >> he sure did. he got didn't he. >> and he got even more hurt. >> more hurt? well, maybe you'll tell us what's wrong with him. >> i don't know. he's like a donkey. >> in what way? >> in a crazy way. next fight with the broncos it's gonna be crazy. he's gonna be like a horse next time. >> oh, wow, you're already looking ahead, aren't you, ben economy. >> yeah, he can look ahead. >> looking ahead to the next
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i do. because you know you get to play a game for a living and here's your kid who gets to see you play that game and just his understanding of the game as a 6-year-old to say my dad is a donkey. >> exactly. >> flipped his chest. >> what does that mean? >> i have no idea. i'm not able to decipher the 6-year-old mind. >> i actually am but not this time. >> your kids watch in the morning and critique you. >> yeah, i try to not have that they're teens and preteen. the critiques are rough. >> they get out of the house earlier now. >> your girls always weigh in. they're so sweet. >> they weigh in on everything. that's the truth. >> it gets less sweet as they get older. >> does it? it's been wonderful to see your kids grow up. >> thank you. >> you can have them. >> we're at the age where we can do nothing right. >> did your kids really pay attention to what you do or know you go to work? >> they don't pay attention. >> it comes and goes. >> yeah. >> mostly i think that
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it's sort of when we're out in public it's like uncomfortable. they get a little embarrassed. >> with the exception of when one of their heroes comes on the show. all of a sudden, hey, we want to watch kylie jenner coming on, hey. [ applause ] >> great show, dad. great show. >> i love what you do, dad. >> totally. >> you got a special guest. >> i do let's bring in diego luna. [ applause ] [ playing the the wars" ] ? [ ap ? [ applause ] >> how you doing, man. >> hey. hi. >> always good to see you. >> very good. good to see you. >> so we're talking about kids. you have a little boy. little girl, right. >> i have both, yeah. i have the most beautiful boy and girl. they're 8 and 6. >> 8. your little boy --
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beautiful, yeah. >> so your little boy got to see a piece of you. >> yeah. >> in "star wars." >> my boy is -- i mean, our whole relation has changed since this came out. >> wow. >> oh. >> i mean -- >> because -- >> hero. >> he's a huge fan of "star wars" and when i told him he just went crazy, you know, it's like work normally used to separate us, you know, he hated my job. he was like, where are you yeah, you crazy. you're going to leave me here. yeah, dad, you got to go, right? 6:00 a.m. in the morning, what are you doing here? i mean, please behave. you know that kind of thing, when they're going to go to school it was the other way around. make sure you do what the director says, be there on time. >> de get a chance to go on set or -- >> yeah, they both went to set and it was beautiful because
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and it's an amazing set where you have all the ships and the people running around. and droids and -- >> it's a woman's dream. that's great. >> my son was just looking at that like this is paradise. finally, i mean, we're never going to go back home, right, dad? >> diego, i know your son is not alone. you grew up a giant fan and i love the story. your first day. >> yeah, of course. [ applause ] >> thank you. your first day on the set. you were probably as excited as your son, it sounds like. >> i arrived to london and the producer goes like oh, garret -- garret edwards, go meet him, he's on the set. 'doing a camera test and i arrive and he's like, welcome. we're going to have so much fun and he's in front of a monitor and then i started listening, [ darth vader sounds ] >> and i went, oh, no. oh.
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and he had the same expression like we suddenly went to kids and we turn and there he is. darth standing there like he's taller than you. you would feel terrible next to him and he's like there just -- [ making darth vader noises ] >> he says, should i come in through the left or the right. >> oh. you're doing a movie. this is fantastic. >> we had felicity jones the other day. she said she did kung fu martial arts. this. >> yeah, my character is a captain, an intelligence officer so, yeah, i had to do a lot of military training to understand like how the mind of someone in the military works, you know, because i'm supposed to keep this team together through the mission and i know nothing about war, you know. >> thankfully. >> it's a good thing, right. >> so i had to do a lot of research and it was a lot of
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made on this film because there was no like the double will do that. the double will do that. this was awe -- >> you got some injuries. >> yeah, of course. i mean, it's a "star wars" filmg you want to go for it, right? [ applause ] >> do you get a life sabre. >> no, i can -- the trailer - we're rebels. we're rebels. this film is about -- it's the most grounde it's about the people. it's about heroes like you and i and, you know, like regular people doing extraordinary things. what it's saying is we can all be part of change and we could all make great things happen. >> a beautiful message. >> as a team and we're very powerful. >> so but since you're such a big fan and you've already shot this movie did you take anything with you to remind you? if you did, maybe you don't want -- >> confession moment.
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i want to be able to come back to this country. don't tell on national tv i stole something. [ applause ] >> oh, that's good. >> thank you for coming in. >> come back any time. [ cheers and applause ] >> "rogue one" hits theaters december 16th. >> i have something to tell you. i have something to tell you. everybody in the audience is going home with "rogue one." [ cheers and applause ] big deal. diego luna. coming up michael's interview with jeff gordon. stay with us.
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all ri all right. look, ohio contingent is here. sandusky. virginia. connecticut. tennessee. all right. our hears go want to show you video from northern colorado. it is ski season. take a look. they are cutting tracks in steamboat. oh, the champagne powder is there. we will take it. a foot of it and they are open for the season with more on the way. all right. nascar fan, jeff gordon just a few minutes away but, matt, happy birthday. 0 7-day forecast.
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front moves in low humidity and highs in the 70s you by state farm. can we get security on the people from ohio, please? so nice to have you. michael, back inside. >> nascar legend jeff gordon has 94 wins and four championships under his belt so it's no surprise that his new biography is a winner as well. destiny" is out now and i had a chance to sit down with jeff to talk about his life, career and whether or not he's really retired. take a look. so happy to have you here with us. >> thank you so much. great to be on the show. >> and, okay, we got to get to the bottom of this. i've been wondering about this. you retired but then you drove for dale earnhardt jr. so are you retired or not? i'm a little confused. >> i'm confused too. i thought i was. i was in the south of france on vacation and all of a sudden i
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need you in indianapolis, you know, i hated to hear the situation with dale having, you know, the injury, but, man, i'm a team player so i came back. >> why did you decide to write this book now. >> well, because i was -- i thought i was wrapping up my career as a driver but, no, seriously, you know, to go all the way back to the beginning. >> probably a little bit of therapy for yourself? oh, my gosh. >> probably some things you look back and say, man, i did that. i accomplished it. >> when you're in it, you're not thinking about what -- how i impact it has on your life. my parents had to work hard, sacrifice a lot. i mean, i've been at a racetrack probably every weekend just about since i was maybe 6 or 7 years old. >> speaking of family john bick ford your stepfather. >> the hero. >> you gave him a lot of credit. >> luckily my mom met him when i was very young and presented the race car to me and my sister. she wasn't interested. now she's relike i could have been danica patrick.
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he is the one and not just -- but he guided me along the way. >> i tell you the book is very candid and one thing you're candid about is your ex-wife. and in reading it i couldn't help but think about, you know, ricky bobby and "talladega nights." >> i wasn't -- i wasn't thinking of that when we wrote the book. you about i've had a lot of people comment about that but honestly like i go back to that time of my life and i go, who was i? i mean life was good on one hand because of all the wins and the success and my lifestyle was just booming and blowing up and all that but on the other side it was like, this is not me. this is not who i am and so, yeah, there was definitely some ricky bobby moments during that time. >> one thing i love, man, i'm a connoisseur of rap music, i love rap music and there is this song that nelly did called "ei."
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>> you're in the song, man. >> i know. ? call me jeff gordon in a black ss with the navigation ? ? call me jeff sessions with the black ss and the navigation ? [ cheers and applause ] that was terrible. by the way. that was horrible. >> rap career next. >> no. i don't think so. >> rap career is next for you. i feel it in my bones. >> maybe we can do a little -- >> combo. i'm feeling it. history is incredible. trust me. >> thank you. >> appreciate you being here. [ cheers and applause ] >> that was a lot of fun with jeff gordon. we'll have more fun when we come back because kacey musgraves is
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the country star is going christmas. it's her new album out now, "a very kacey christmas." i love that. it features four original tracks and some classic holiday hits. she is here with some friends and she's about to sing "rudolph the red-nosed reindeer." okay, kacey. ? ? >> h ? you know dasher and dancer and prancer and vixen comet and cupid and donner and blitzen ? ? but do you recall the most famous reindeer of al reindeer of all? ?
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had a very shiny nose and if you ever saw it oh, you would oh, you would even say it glows ? ? like a light bulb ? ? all of the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names ? ? they never let poor rudolph join in any reindeer games? ? then one foggy christmas eve "rudolph with your nose so bright won't you guide my sleigh tonight" ? ? well, then ? well, then all the reindeer loved him as they shouted out with glee ? ? rudolph the red-nosed reindeer
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? >> hit it, gals. ? >> go. >> go. ? ? ? ? ? ? one fo ? then one foggy christmas eve ole santa came to say ho ho ho "rudolph with your
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? well, then all the reindeer loved him as they shouted out with glee "rudolph the red-nosed reindeer you'll go down in history" ? ? oh, yeah you'll go down in go down in histor down in history ? [ cheers and a [ cheers and applause "gma's" fall concert series
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"gma" thu "gma" thursday means one thing. >> really great deals. >> so tomorrow get ready. >> are you ready? >> i'm ready. >> because the only place you'll see these ultimate deals on these must haves for the whole family is "good morning america." ? rudolph the red-nosed reindeer ? >> our thanks again to kacey musgraves. "a very kacey christmas" is the name of the album and you have us in the mood. i got to say that.
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0. good morning. a busy morning for clear water we have two crashes very close to each other and a lot of congesttion in this area and keep that in mind. we all have still watching this cycle crash on hillsborough at 56th street and part of the 56th street is still blocked. no word on when they will reopen it and hopefully we know know shortly when they will reopen. and southbound on 275, a crash
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i-40 into tampa. >> reporter: warm out there and temperatures in the mid 70s and these are our day time highs. and it is not even nine right? and we have very humid the scale is beyond muggy and it is going we will have the pattern, the warm and humid air mass with the gusty wind this afternoon replaced by this feature. is a front and coming in tomorrow. this is the exact one that has been spotting severe weather and we will go and see the damage that is on going and we will talk about the cool air late
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0. a 14-yeaol at a cool today following a tragic shooting incident that took his life and where the investigation is going this morning. some people's power bills are going up and we are finding out how much. a woman goes missing and

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