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breaking news this morning on "world news now." tragedy in kansas. police say a gunman opened fire at fellow employees at a factory killing several of them. the shock and grief in what is a tiny town. >> our other major story, political fireworks. last night's gop debate and the testy exchanges between donald trump and marco rubio. did anyone come out ahead? >> and new this half hour, donations from one mother to another. >> the latest breast milk exchange that promises to be the safest around. who is donating, who is accepting and why this has a -- can be a life saving idea. >> and later, controversial comments frnts former super model cheryl tiegs. >> why she thinks today's models need to be slim. the reaction this friday, february 26th. >> announcer: fr
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this is "world news now." >> good morning. it's a very busy friday morning. i'm reena ninan. >> and i'm kendis gibson. let's get right to our top story this half hour. of course, we'll start with that tragedy in kansas. the deadly shooting spree there. police and co-workers say this man, 38-year-old cedric ford is responsible. >> ford has a long arrest record. he was killed at the lawn mower equipment maker where he worked but not before taking three lives and wounding more than a dozen other people. abc's chuck sivertsen has details. >> reporter: gunfire and fear erupting in a small kansas community. >> the gun was strapped to him. he was ready to go. >> reporter: shortly after 6:00 p.m. eastern time, law enforcement says 38-year-old cedric ford, armed with what's believed to be an all the rifle and a pistol, went on a shooting spree. the suspect opening fire at two separate locations before walking into the excel industries plant in hesston, kansas. >> once he got into excel indu
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the parking lot. and he entered into the building itself. >> reporter: that building a lawn mower equipment company evacuated. outside employees lucky to be alive embraced. ford who was employed there was later killed by law enforcement. coworkers and neighbors are in shock. >> he was a really nice guy and seemed not this kind of person. that's for sure. >> i just can't believe that the guy that shot people up lived right across the street from us. >> reporter: kansas governor sam brownback took to social media tweeting please send your thoughts and prayers to the people of hesston tonight. the shooting comes less than a week after authorities say a man opened fire at several people in kalamazoo, michigan, killing six. chuck sivertsen, abc news, new york. police say the rampage was not an act of terrorism but they have not disclosed the motive. by one count, this is the 33rd mass shooting so far this year. we'll be updating developments from kansas all morning long. look for the latest in our next
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half hour and any breaking details on "america this morning." our other top story this morning, the showdown in texas. donald trump on the defensive taking fire from his lt t and right in debate number ten. >> marco rubio came out swinging and ted cruz joined in hitting trump on everything from immigration to the middle east. abc's arlette saenz has the highlights from the houston. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. there were five presidential candidates on the stage here in houston last night, but the debate looked more like the marco rubio versus donald trump show. florida senator marco rubio unleashed attack after attack on donald trump, putting the republican front-runner on defense. >> you're the only person on this stage that's ever been fined for hiring people to work on your patrons illegally. >> no, i'm the only one on the stage that's hired people. you haven't hired anybody. in fact some of the people -- >> well, i hired -- and by the way, i've hired tens of thousands of people. you've hired nobody.
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>> here's a guy that inherited $200 million. if he hadn't inherited $200 million? you know where donald trump would be right now? selling watches in manhattan. >> reporter: trump took fire from ted cruz who hopes to win his home state of texas on super tuesday. >> when i was leading the fight against the gang of eight amnesty bill, where was donald? he was firing dennis rodman on "celebrity apprentice." >> reporter: but trump was unfazed by the repeated assaults. >> keep fighting, keep swinging, men, swing for the fences. i'm having a lot of fun up here tonight. >> reporter: that bickering between the three republicans overshadowed the two others on the is taken, ohio governor john kasich and ben carson. >> can somebody attack me please? >> reporter: marco rubio clearly stole the show at the debate with his attacks against donald trump. it's unclear whether that will be enough to stop trump's momentum heading into super tuesday. kendis and reena. >> our thanks to arlette there
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trump also took aim at former mexican president vicente fox. he used an obscenity to say mexico was promising not to pay for the border wall trump is promising to build. during the debate, trump said the wall just got ten feet taller. isn't is ironic don't you think because trump is known for using foul language on the campaign trail but he said fox should apologize for using such a filthy word on tv. a crucial day in syria. cease fires expected to take place within hours. it's the first serious attempt to stop the fighting in years. it could return the syrian government and the rebels to the negotiating table. it will also allow much needed humanitarian aid to reach remote areas, something president obama is hoping for. >>ful implemented -- if implemented and that's a significant if, this cessation could reduce the violence and get more food and aid to syrians who are suffering and desperately need it. >> the president also ordered his national security team to
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u.s.-led military campaign against the islamic state on all fronts. he said he was adamant that the syrian cease fire not impact operations to destroy isis. clean-up and damage assessments from the deadly tornado outbreak are just getting under way this morning but the toll will be staggering. in virginia, members of a high school football team pitching inning to clear away debris from a tornado the national weather service says packed winds up to 165 miles an hour. and that's just one of more than 30 confirmed twisters. abc's gio benitez with the latest. >> reporter: a rare tornado outbreak from texas to pennsylvania. >> it was like the whole house kind of shook. >> reporter: the first ever deadly tornado in virginia in the month of february. the governor there declaring a state of emergency, after a tornado tore through the town of waverly, killing three, including a toddler. david root and his wife, susan, took cover in their storm cellar. >> you just heard the rain pounding into the storm cellar
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>> reporter: when it was all over, root found victims, his neighbors, tossed 300 yards from their mobile home. > reporter: in tappahonick, virginia, an ef-3 tornado injuring at least 25 people, including an infant. homes in this community in lancaster, pennsylvania, flattened after an ef-2 barreled through. >> the noise was so loud, it was bang, bang. >> reporter: and off new york's rockaway beach, seven crew members were rescued from this fishing boat after 12-foot waves ran it aground. even the could i have the guard rescue boat overturning in those rough waters. the coast guard finally airlifting those fishermen to safety. so many close calls and despite all of the devastation here in lancaster, pennsylvania, still no injuries and no deaths. but a schoolhouse was leveled here, even so, workers believe they will rebuild it in a week. gio benitez, abc news, lancaster, pennsylvania. fire crews in houston say they've capped a leaking gas line
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city workers were repairing a broken water main in an upscale residential neighborhood when their backhoe hit a gas line. that sparked a fire that engulfed the roof of one home. but firefighters were able to put it out quickly. a hospital in new jersey sent out an alarming letter to more than 200 former patients. they're being urged to get tested because they may have been exposed to hiv or hepatitis. a pharmacist who worked at shore medical center was arrested last month for drug tampering accused of stealing morphine and replacing it with saline. his blood may have come in contact with the patients. a major medical milestone in cleveland. surgeons have performed the first ever uterus transplant in the u.s. the 26-year-old patient will now have to wait a year before getting pregnant. the nine-hour operation used a uterus from a deceased donor. women in europe have successfully given birth after having the transplant but it's never been tried in the u.s. this could be very big for a lot of women. >> quite interesting.
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>> very, very big development. and there's a first also for the state of connecticut. a breast milk bank has opened in the town of gilford. >> moms who make more milk than their babies can use are now donating their surplus to help premature infants whose moms don't make enough milk. milk donors are screened in much the same way that blood donors are. >> we're absolutely vigilant about making sure that the mother has no infections that she's not taking medications that are inappropriate. we need to make sure she's in good health. , of course, that, donated milk can actually be life saving since mother's milk reduces the rick of several infections in premature babies. >> i didn't know that was something that existed, as well. coming up in "the skinny," the "full house" remake is out and we're revealing new details why the olsen twins are not in it. the bombshell at seaworld. were employees from the theme park told to spy on animal rights activists? >> and the man accused of trying
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seaworld claims it was trying to protect the safety of its workers and customers after receiving what it calls credible threats. park officials are promising to end the practice. >> a bill being considered in new mexico would make sexting between teens legal. right now teens who shared nude images can be prosecuted for child important. some parents think the new law is a good idea so their children wouldn't face criminal charges the new mexico governor hasn't said whether she will sign the bill into law. sparking outrage among parents at a high school in harrisburg, pennsylvania, a young man who apparently fooled everyone. >> the high school honors student turned out to be a 23-year-old man who overstayed his visa and changed his entire identity in order to hide in plain sight. here's abc's david wright. >> reporter: asher potts was a model student. so much so that when this high school senior, active in rotc, posed with a state rep, she tweeted a picture, #goingplaces. going to jail, it turns out. asher potts is actually a
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23-year-old ukrainian named artur samarin, who overstayed his visa. police in harrisburg say samarin made up a phony identity, complete with a social security card and a pennsylvania driver's license. he enrolled at john harris high school as a freshman four years ago. and was just a few months shy of graduating. >> i was surprised, i thought he was like 17 or 18. >> reporter: classmates describe the student they knew as a straight arrow. >> i knew him since last year when he was in rotc. he was nice. >> reporter: parents are horrified. >> you have beautiful girls in this school that are minors, that are underage. and you have, basically, a grown man in here, you know, misrepresenting himself. >> reporter: police say a tip finally led them to discover the hoax. the question now is why? david wright, abc news, new york. it's amazing. he really didn't fly under the radar. he had a 4.16 grade average, he was inducted into national honor society in 2014. >> he was a star student.
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>> because he had a seven-year head start on everybody else. other than that, he was -- >> it's scary he was able to totally change his identification and get into school and he was seven years older. >> desperate times for this kid i imagine. >> when we come back, the day that "full house" fans have been waiting for, it's finally arrived. >> and what sylvester stallone says was one of the lowest points in his acting career. is that the one with estelle getty, was it that movie, "stop or my mom will shoot"? the skinny next. ill shoot" in the "skinny" next.
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♪ skinny, so skinny hey, time now for "the skinny" and topping our headlines this morning, the day that "full house" fans have been waiting for. >> early this morning netflix releasing the 13-episode sequel to the '80s classic "fuller house" which centers on widowed mother dj candice cameron burr and moving back into the iconic san francisco house. >> this morning we're finding out why the olsen twins are not involved in the new series. executive producer bob boy yet says ashley olson told him the timing was bad for them, that she also wasn't comfortable having not been in front of the camera for 12 years. >> they
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fashion and business careers. >> in full defense, their fashion career has taken off. their line is pretty impressive. >> they're really rich. >> would have liked to have seen them. >> you would have been nice. >> so next up, the veteran cover girl throwing a whole lot of shade at "sports illustrated." >> cheryl tiegs slams them for ashley graham's history making cover claiming the magazine is promoting figures that are unhealthy. speaking candidly about it to "e! news." >> actually, i don't like it that we're talking about full figured women because it's glamorizing them and your waist should be smaller than 35. you know. >> you heard it. >> that's what dr. oz said and i'm sticking to it. no, i don't think it's healthy. >> so there you have it. so the 68-year-old tiegs may have jumped the gun on that 35-inch number since graham's waist reportedly measured in at 30 inches. tiegs also took to twitter to
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want all to be as healthy as they can be." >> i get it. i understand why she wants them to be healthy. but a large percentage of american women are not a size 30 waist. >> key word being large percentage. >> kenny g. >> sorry, you're making a valid, serious point. >> i'm making a serious point. women like to see a reflection of themselves. i thought it was impressive, and i know a lot of men and women did purchase that "sports illustrated" magazine. >> thank you. >> you're one of them. >> off the soapbox. >> two days away from what could be his first academy award, a stunning admission by sylvester stallone. >> sitting down with our robin roberts, the actor nominated for best supporting actor for reprising his iconic role in creed" told robin before "rocky," he was an out-of-work actor who couldn't make ends meet. >> i couldn't even get cast as italian. >> i'll never forget there was a
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i said no. they go what part of me didn't make it past the italian identification aspect? they go, i don't know. you just don't fit in. wow. god is telling me something. >> you don't fit in? come on. >> not italian enough. >> you can see much more of her interview with sylvester stallone on "journey to the oscars" during the special edition of "20/20" tonight 10:00 p.m., 9:00 central right here on abc. lots of people and lots of details that you didn't know about their careers. >> interesting show. one of my favorite people now as our friends at espn put it, we are clearly in the dog days of the offseason. >> new england patriots quarterback tom brady with apparently a lot of time on his hands posted a photo to his facebook page introducing the new dog fluffy. >> standing on a rock with the family's two other dogs at his feet, he holds the pup high up in the sky as "the lion king's" "circle of life" plays. the sound track there, the
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know if there's a problem in those taxes before they decide. >> as i understand it, we actually won the latino vote yesterday which is a big break through for us. >> you know, that's not just what our analysis shows. >> keeping this facility open is contrary to our values. it undermines our standing in the world. >> if we knew a way to get the information on the phone that we haven't already given, if we knew a way to do this that would not expose hundreds of millions of other people issues, we would obviously do it. >> shots fired. we have one confirmed victim right now. >> how do you go and tell the families of these victims that they weren't targeted for any reason other than they were there to be a target? >> god let us be okay. let us get through this. we did not know it was a
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was going on that wasn't good. >> i know he will give me a sign. for his approval or not. i can feel that he's telling me to zip it. and start singing. >> i am so happy. >> we are happy to have you. >> a black president. >> look at him. right there. >> a black wife. >> that's me. >> yes. >> to be so lucky. 106 years old, still just sprightly, have so much energy and to get to the white house. >> the quote from her after that, i can die happy now. >> i love that. she was so excited. she was so excited. >> busy week ahead of course, south carolina primaries for the democrats on saturday. >> oscar sunday night. >> yes, and tuesday super tuesday. and next thursday is a community concert. you knowow where. great falls. t. you know where. great falls. acommunity concert. you know where. great falls. community concert. you know where. great falls.
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making news in america this morning, deadly rampage. a small town reeling from a shooter's spree firing at random before attacking his fellow workers. a full report from the scene ahead. trump's rivals pull off the gloves taking jabs at the republican front-runner. but trump seemingly unfazed. >> it's a lot of fun up here tonight. >> in the meantime, hillary clinton hoping to pull in some votes by getting her groove on. we're live in washington. how about getting our surf on. fearless wave riders hanging ten on some massive waves. the rare competition that so many have been waiting for.

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