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america this morning. making news in america this morning, breaking overnight, a terror attack happening now. gunmen storming a university open fire on students and professors. the details just in. big endorsement. sarah palin retuing to the national stage throwing her support behind donald trump. plus, more bad news for hiary clinton. the newest polls showing bernie sanders pulling away. we're live in washington. winter storm, snow squalling right now in the central plains with another massive storm waiting in the wings. confidence growing for huge snow amounts on the east coast. and real-life hero. jamie foxx talking about pulling a n from a burning truck and overnight the embrace with the grateful father. hey, good wednesday morning to you. we begin with the breaking news. a university u under attk
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happening right now in pakistan. >> yeah, major development. the dead include students, university staff and at least one professor with at least 80 people shot. officials do tell us that four terrorists have been killed so far. all of the buildings and rooftops at the bacha khan university have now been taken over by the army there which is now clearing the university block by block. a silar attack in nearby peshawar in 2014 killed 150 people. most of them there children. we're going to continue to monitor this operation taking place in pakistan. but back here on the home front, the surging ll numbers and big name endorsements are rocking the campaigns of both democrats and republicans. >> in iowa last night conservative superstar sarah palin last night endorsed donald trump with her signature sass and slammed president obama and came down hard on the republican establishment for attacking their own front-runner. abc's megan hughes joins us from washington with the latest. megan, good morning. >> reporter: kendis, reena, good
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sarah palin will be hitting the trail in iowa again today with a town hall this morning and a rally this afternoon as she stumps wh trump. >> are you ready to make america great again? [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: could conservative heavyweight sarah palin's endorsement put donald trump over the top in iowa? >> he is beholden to no one but we the people. how refreshing. he's going rogue left and right, man. that's why he's doing so well. >> reporter: the tea party favorite rambled, rhymed, hit the media and threw in some of her favorite phrases. >> it's time to drill, baby, drill down and hold these folks accountable. >> reporter: not everyone is so enthusiastic. "the new york daily news" 48 headline this morning, "i'm with ststupid." the partnership of the former reality star also bad news for ted cruz who palin backed when he ran for senate. >> regaress of what sarah decides to do in 2016, i will always remain a big, big fan of sarah palin. >> reporter: the conservative endorsement also puts a dent in the attacks on
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>> there are a lot of conservatives who think that he is a wolf in sheep's clothing. >> well, i am a real conservative and rush has been terrific to me. >> reporter: on the democratic side clinton has been racking up her own big endorsements with progressive groups like the human rights campaign and planned parenthood but a new poll shows vermont senator bernie sanders with a 27-point lead in new hampshire. >> the inevitable candidate does not look quite so inevitable as she did 8 1/2 months ago. >> reporter: hillary clinton still has a double-digit lead nationally. her campaign is already fund-raising off the pin/tmp endorsent saying in an e-mail, quote, make sure this is nothing more than a bad "snl" skit. kendis, reena. >> that's a good way of putting it. megan hughes live in washington. thanks so much, megan. >> speaking of hillary clinton she's playing down what could be another e-mail controversy. an inspector general for the inteigence c communityent a letter to lawmakers saying some
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deemed even more highly classified than top secret. clinton's campaign says this finding doesn't change the fact that the e-mails were not classified at the time they were sent or received. republican ben carson and his staff are mourning the death of a campaign volunteer. 25-year-old braden joplin died in a car accident yesterday in western iowa. three others with joplin were injured when their car turned over on an icy road then was hit by another vehicle. carson suspended campaigning and remembered joplin as one of the ightest young people he's ever t. the governor of michigans speaking out about the water crisis in flint. rick snyder devoted much of hi state of the state address to the disaster. he blamed government failure for the lead contamination which left water in flint undrinkable. the water source was switched in 2014 to save money. snyder resolved to fix the problem. >> i'm increasing the support from the michigan national guard starting tomorrow to ensure that every home we need to visit in
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possible. i'm sorry most of all that i let you dodown. you deserve better. >> amid growing criticism and demands that he step down, snyder says he'll release his e-mails on the water crisis later today. after some time to adjust the americans released are beginning to speak about their captivity. "washington post" reporter jason rezaian is not ready to speak but his congressman says he's still in good spirits. amir hekmati met with reporters and said his training as a marine helped him get through the 4 1/2 years. >> i didn't want to let my marines, fellolow marinedown, so i tried my best to keep my head up and withstand all the pressures thatat were puupon me, some of which were very inhumane and unjust. >> meanwhile, the white house says former fbi agent robert may no longer be in iran.
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for him and the white house says it will hold iran to that promise. levinson disappeared nearly nine years ago while on an unauthorized cia mission. well, next door in iraq isis claiming another archaeological victim. satellite photos obtained by the associated press confirm the oldest christian monastery in iraq has been destroyed. st. elijah's just a field of rubble right now. it was 1400 years old. the monastery is the latest of more than 100 religious and historic sites destroyed by isis. in the meantime, that group is acknowledging the death of the terrorist known as jihadi john. a eulogy of the british born militant has appeared in an isis magazine. u.s. officials said last year that they believed he was killed in a drone strike in syria. well now to the winter storms marching across the u.s. the first you can see on radar in the center of the plains, the widespread area of snow from chicago to nashville, a few inches expected there. a much more serious situation
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west coast. a large system moving east, it's expected to develop more over the rockies and into the mid-atlantic. major american cities in the crosshairsbaltimore, d.c., philadelphia, new york, possibly seeing significant snowfalthis weekend. we will be tracking all of it. >> and folks need to prepare already for that. >> they do. still ahead, what pregnant women should eat to boost their baby's bin power. plus, a growing concern, a mosquito-borne disease affecting unborn babies. the cdc urging testing as cases emerge in the u.s. and this is caught on camera. a driver refusing to be the
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back, how it ends. well, these are certainly fighting moments for a brave mom in floridada. watch as two would-be carjackers run
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the first driver locks her door then they try to steal that red car but the driver yanks them out. her two kids are in the backse. the two men and a woman were arreed a short time later. well, a memorial will be held friday for the 12 marines who disappeared last week off the coast of hawaii. the coast guard called offff the search for survivors overnight after an intense five-day effort to find the 12 marines. they we on board two helicopters that are believed to have collided during nighttime training exercises. a major business headline this morning. low fuel prices are helping e airlines in a big way. for delta spending less on fuel contributed to making nearly a billion dollars in profits last year. delta's stock was up because it expects to save 3 billion this year on fuel. but revenue is down and one reason might be this. more than 40% of americans didn't take any vacation days last year. that's quite a bit. the same survey found one in every six workers took fewer
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one reason, fewer workers are receiving paid vacation time. well, if you love those french fries, everyone loves chocolate, so mcdonald's figured combine thehe o. it's called the mcchoco potato. you've got two different dipping sauces, there's a dark one, there's a white one. there's just one problem. >> what? >> for you chocoholics, it's only available in japan starting a week from today. >> they had the black bun, the green bun. >> i didn't know you were into the bun. >> we get nothing. >> all right. when we come back, star power, george clooney now weighing in on the oscar controversy. plus, real-life hero jamie
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well, this morning driver fatigue is suspected as a possible cause in a deadly greyhound crash in northern california. >> sleeping passengers on the l.a. to san francisco overnight trip awoke to horror as the bus overturned on the rain-slicked highway. one saying the bus was seesawing on the highway median. passengers say the driver appeared to doze off moments bere the accident and south san jose. two women died. the ntsb is now investigating. a tennessee local sheriff says searchers have not given up hope on finding a missing 2-year-old alive. even though it's been six days since the boy disappeared. hundreds of volunteers have been braving brutal cold in rural tennessee. some 85 miles east of memphis. the cold last night was a little too much so the professionals took over. the sheriff also says the family is not undnder suspicion despite what has been put out there in social media. two pregnant women in illinois have been found to be infected with the zika virus. health officials say the expect
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visited countries where the virus is located. the cdc recently issued a warning about the virusus which can cause severe birth defects in children. it is spread through mosquito bites and found in certain caribbean and lat-american countries. despite previous warnings that pregnant women should avoid certain fifish, scientists now say eating some seafood may boost brain devopments in their babies. searchers in spain found that three to four servings of fish a week led to higher i.q. scores and decreases in the autistic spectrum and were surprised to find the results especially strong from fatty fish like tuna. >> sogeorge clooney says hollywood is moving in the wrong direction and that african-americans have a legitimate beef with the film industry but he says it's not so much a problem of who is bng nominated for oscars as it is the type of role as valuable to
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quality films and clooney says as bad as the problem is for blacks it's even worse for hispanics. tune in to "good morning america" to hear director spike lee speak exclusively on his boycting of the academy awards. it's a baseball hall of fame. pete rose will be inducted into the cincinnati hall of fame this summer. the baseball commissioner decided not to lift rose's lifetime ban for betting on baseball. one reason, the reds are making the announcement now, good to know. >> time now for some more sports. there were a couple of upsets in college basketball last night. details from our friends at espn. >> he's stan, i'm neil. we're going to do highlights, especially for you. >> yep, we're going to start with college basketball. we got kansas andklahoma state, something about stillwater doesn't agree with bill self. fifive loss, eight trips there while most visiting team.
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fo the three. oklahoma state up 14 and can start to feel it. evans going to help him finish it. jayhawks fall in stillwater for the third straight season. cowboys take it 86-67. oklahoma state, well, they're storming the court. >> bill self went t oklahoma state. they tried like heck to hire him away from kaas. all right, t this is georgetown/xavier. trey campbell who is on fir from beyond the arc,c, now, not litelly but figatively in the first half here. 17 point, 5 of 6 from three. georgetown up 6. this is the fifth ranked team. xavier is and they'll come back, oh, no, they're not. no, they're not. 81-72, hoyas. >> crazy season in college basketbaball. already 19 top five teams have lostst. that's the most ever by t this point on the calendar.
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just like i've seen in "national geographic." >> pee-wee star paul rubs looks pretty much the same as he did ever, amazing when you consider he's 63 years young. >> he ant aged since the '80s. how is that possible. >> good doctors. >> you can catch i on netflix starting in march. >> yeah, this is always funny like the new list of the most popular as well as the worst passwords. unfortunately looks a lot like the old one. it's amazing how some people just don't get it. okay, so tops onhe list, 123456, second is password. >> and number three is 12345678. and fourth are the letters under your left hand. i never w would hav guessed this. qwerty. >> qwerty. >> okay. you might as well post your personal data on a hacker's website if you use one of these.
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her heavyweight star power behi donald trump. she'll be joining the republican front-runner at two campaign events later today. the death tolll is expected to rise after a terror attack on a university in pakistan. students and professors are among the dead and injured. at least four attackers have been killed. the governor of michigan apologing to people of flint over the contaminated water crisis and pledged millions of dollars more to help. rick snyder says he will release his e-mails on the crisis later today. looking at today's weather, chilly in the east with stomach snow. so bring a coat. mostly light rain from the lower midwest stretching south. rain and snow in the midwest, the northwest and mild in the southwhwest. okay, so it's officially tax time and while the irs is taking some new steps to make sure that it isn't scammed taxpayers may not be so lucky. >> crooks are calling people on the phone demanding they pay back taxes threatening them if they don't pay up immediately. mary bruce has the latest.
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>> before there is an arrest warrant issued, i want you or your attororney to ge us a call back. >> reporter: from someone claiming to be an irs agent tellining you toay up or else. >> within the next hour they will be at your doorstep to handcuff you and put you behind bars. >> reporter: the government launching a new campaign warning you to be on high alert for scammers as tax season begins. melissa dagan says she was conned out of more than $15,000. >> i would like, what can i do to fix this? there is no way i can be arrested >> reporter: 35,000 victims losing more than $26 million, the number of these calls tripling in the last year to nearly 1 million. even the treasury department's top investigator received a call. >> at the end i had the joy of telling them their day is coming. you called the wrong guy. >> reporter: how do you know it's fake. it's not the irs if. >> if you don't pay money immediately you'll be arrested. >> reporter: the real irs never threatens. they always send a letter first.
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their game as people become more aware but what hasn't changed these threatening alls, ifyou receive one, report it. but first just hang up. mary bruce, abc news, washington. >> they've got a tactic where they use spoofining and have caller i.d. where it looks like they're calling from the irs. remember, they always contact you initially by mail, never via phone calls. >> here's the thing about this, these scams are also -- they can e-mail you or use official irs letterhead in the e-mails or on the mail. >> makes it seem like it's them. >> exactly. >> also a reminder tax season is approaching. don't be an april fool, folks. get those taxes filed. that's what's making news in america this morning."you're watching good moring iowa in hd. we are iowa's most accurate weather
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