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good morning, america. happening right now -- saturday showdowns. the big battlefor both parties. a pivotal republican primary in south carolina. the candidates confident. >> we have something very special. >> it's in god's hands and the voters' hands. >> however, will it spell the end for some? meanwhile, the crucial democrat caucuses in nevada. the late-night campaigning ahead of the big vote. >> bernie sanders hoping he'll be singing a aictory tune. hoverboard warning. the government's big crackdown. >> it's on fire! >> calling them all unsafe. the question put to the feds in charge. >> would you let one of your own children ride a hoverboard? >> what you should do if you have one. celebrating freedom.
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decades in solitary confinement for a crime he says he didn't commit. what he's saying this morning about starting a new life. and real-life star wars. virgin galactic unveils its new spacecraft designed to take passengers far, far away. the price of a ticket to ride and look who we found in the driver's seat -- captain solo himself. hey, good morning, everyone, on a momentous and multilayered day in american politics. with voters in two key states heading out to vote. >> in south carolina, the republican primary, which is really been a nasty race at points, donald trump is hoping to pull out his second win. antime, what jeb bush said last night that has people wondering if his campaign is all but over if he doesn't finish
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>> meanwhile, in nevada, a tight race against bernie sanders r hillary clinton in the caucuses today. >> a nail-biter. and there's another political layer to all of this. president obama is spending the weekend studying that binder full of potential nominees for the supreme court. even though republicans in congress have said they may block anyone that the president puts forward. >> we're covering every angle of these fast-moving intertwining stories this morning. we're going to start with abc's tom llamas who's in charleston, south carolina. good morning. >> reporter: the polls are open here in south carolina and the gop candidates are looking for a boost. because in just two days, nevada votes. super tuesday right around the corner. the big question this morning, who can catch trump? this morning, donald trump trying to make it two in a row. trump hoping south carolina voters make him the big winner tonight. >> all these thousands and thousands of people you have to get out and vote. because we have a movement -- we have something very special.
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have the billionaire as the front-runner. but trump had a rough week, first tangling with pope francis over his immigration policy. then, forced to explain this interview from 2002 with howard stern. >> i guess so. i wish the first time it was done correctly. >> reporter: one of trump's major campaign points he opposed the wabefore the u.s. invaded iraq. >> i was against the war in iraq. i said it's going to totally destabilize the middle east. i tell truth about iraq. i said the war's a disaster. >> reporter: in south carolina, trump trying to explain. >> then, i started looking at it, before the war started, i was against that war. >> reporter: as trump fought his personal battles, senators ted cruz and marco rubio battling each other to be the next in line. because -- >> no pressure. we feel a lot of momentum. we feel great.
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and in the voters' hands. >> reporter: a super pac supporting ted cruz. also on the offense. sending out this robocall cruz telling voters trump was flag. >> trump talks about our flag like it's a social disease. >> reporter: cruz responding to the criticism that he's running a dirty campaign with humor. >> if our phone calls, you should listen. anybody else, hang up. >> reporter: a strange moment happened in south carolina. two nights ago, ben carson and senator cruz met backstage at a event here talking about what happened in iowa. the cruz campaign had suggested that dr. carson was dropping out, that's not true. they had their secret meeting inside of a closet. when i thought of it, i thought of dan harris, that's where he wants to take people when he's not happy with them. dan. >> i'm not even going to go there. i heard the meeting didn't go so well.
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you couldn't make this stuff up. tom llamas reporting from charleston. now, to nevada, where the democrats will caucus today. hillary clinton and bernie sanders have been running neck and neck. so much on the line for both of these candidates. and abc's mary bruce is on the story from vegas. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. as caucusgoers here get ready to vote in a couple of hours, hillary clinton is hoping the luck will be with the lady tonight. as she looks to take back the momentum from bernie sanders. joined on stage by chelsea and bill clinton. and flanked by stars eva longoria and america ferrera. hillary clinton made her closing argument at a late-night vegas rally. >> let's make sure our country stays on the path of progress into the future! >> reporter: clinton counting on latino and union voters. >> imagine a tomorrow where we finally pass comprehensive immigration reform, which i will
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office! >> reporter: but as bernie sanders crisscrossed the state, he was confident that high turnout can propel him to victory. >> peoplwill look back on what happens in nevada and say, this was the beginning of the politil revolution. >> reporter: while nevada is neck and neck, clinton is carolina where she holds a commanding lead. she got a big boost friday winning the coveted endorsement of influential congressman jim clyburn. >> my heart has always been with hillary clinton. >> reporter: and she's also enlisting the help of a famous voice. her latest ad narrated by actor morgan freeman. >> her life's work has been about breaking barriers, and so
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here that the party is actually distributing deck of cards like these to break any ties. each side picks a card and the high card wins. it's the ultimate vegas spin on those infamous coin tosses we dan and paula. >> classic nevada, mary bruce, let's get more of this with matthew dowd. math thur, good morning. let's talk about south carolina. and how important is the silver medal tonight? >> well, i think trump is headed for a win but i think it's going to be closer than many people think. i think he'll win it. in south carolina, it's win -- the important spots are win, place and show. and the silver is really important in this. and there's a competitive race between marco rubio and ted cruz. because of momentum, i think marco rubio pulls out second. which makes it very difficult for ted cruz in the super tuesday statetecoming up. because he hoped to take this with momentum there. >> you don't want to finish out
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speaking of which, jeb bush, i want to ask you specifically about him. something that he said at rally last night at a high school. here it is. >> thank you very much for allowing us to close out campaign here at your high school. god bless you. >> he said "close out our campaign here at this high school," does that sound like he's goi to call it quits on the trail? >> jeb bush has sent all kinds of cues that, if he doesn't finish in the top three he's probably out of this race before are on tuesday for the republicans. my guess is if that happens he's out by sunday or monday. >> huge stakak. >> it's either viva las vegas or fear and loathing. >> for somomody. >> thank you very much, matthew dowd.
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make sure to get all of the best analysis on the race to the white house tomorrow on abc's "this week." and now to the question, providing a provocative backdrop to this whole race. who should fill the se left vacant by justice antonin scalia. president obama spending this weekend studying that binder filled with potential nominees for the supreme court. this morning, a funeral mass will be held for scalia, one day after thousands filed past his casket inside the supreme court's great hall and abc's vin dwyer is in washington with more on this story. devin, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dan. 4,000 family and friends of justice scalia and more than a hundred clergy expected to fill this basilica. the catholic mass will be celebrated by the justice's son, paul scalia. this morning, a final farewell to the father of nine. >> may he rest in peace. >> r rorter: justice antonin scalia lying in repose in supreme court.
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sidewalk memorials to the justice who famously slammed a majority opinion as pure applesauce, adorned with jars of apple sauce alongside candles. present and mrs. obama among the thousands who have paid respects. armed with reseah, the president today is preparing for a nomination battle. >> the president will be dedicating a significant portion of his weekend digging into that information. >> reporter: likely on the list, judge judges jane kelly, merrick garland. all appointed to the federal bench h th republican support. >> the senate has a right what the philosophy of the nominee. they only get to dispose. the president proposes. >> reporter: senate rereblican leaders said the president's pick is dead on arrival and that
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until a new president in 2017, writing in "the washington post," the american people, rather than a lame-duck president. should be afforded the opportunity to replace justice scalia. and among the attendees, vice president joe bin will represent the obama administration. justice clarence thomas will deliver a scriptural reading. and there wille at least one presidential candidate in the crowd, senator t cruz of texas, says he'll attend today. >> devin, thank you. we want to move now to battle between two giants. the government and apple. apple still refusing to unlock a terrorist. the battle, however, has moved intn the political arena and abc's eva pilgrim joins us with more on what's becoming a very fierce battle. >> reporter: the fight continues. personal privacy versus national security. tech giant apple versus the department of justice. both sides arguing over the san
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backing down. in a new federal filing prosececors slamming apple for publicly repudiating a judge's order to unlock the san bernardino shooter's iphone. calling t t tech giant's refusal to help a marketing strategy. presidential candidate d dald trump now calling for a boycott until apple complies. >> boycott apple until such time they give that security number. i just thought of that. >> reporter: a ale ceo tim cook said it won't create a back door because helping to unlock the device would mean circumventing several important features. >> it's not about us trying to get a back door. i don't want a door, i don't want a window, i don't want a sliding glass door. i want people to c mply with court orders. >> reporter: apple executives say they tried helping the feds. shortly after investigators
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reset the password removin apple's abity to access the phone remotely. now the only way into the phone, cracking the numerical pass code. investigators only have ten tries before the phone automatically erases the data. a risk that the feds aren't willing to take when there are thousands of possible combinations. >> just because it's easy to do doesn't mean you should do it. >> reporter: the latest filing from doj, stating apple acknowledges that it has the technical capability to help but still rejecting the quest saying it will put the privacy of hundreds of millions at risk. this morning, the fbi doesn't need apple to do this. offering to have his team hack into syed farook's cell phone for free for the fbi. mcafee said it would only take him three weeks. >> meanwhile the question about why the county went in there and changed the password.
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we have posed t tt question. whether it was policy to do that. >> all right, eva, thanknkou. lot of other news this morning, and for that, we get it over to dr. ron claiborne. good morning, everne. we begin overseas with breaking news, a serbian foreign ministry saying that two serbian embassy workers, held hostage in libya since november, are believed to be killed in an u.s. air strikes in that country. u.s. officials say an isis operativi responsible for deadly terror attacks in tunisia may have been among dozens killed in that attack. happening right now, fiji is in the middle of one of strongest cyclones ever to hit that island nation. the category 5 storm is packing winds more than 180 miles per hour. evacuation orders are in effect. one of the strongest ever recorded in the southern hemisphere. and to hawaii, where the navy was to help recover the helicopter that made that dramatic crash and rescue that
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the tour helicopter plunging on thursday. a teenager in that chopper in critical condition. the pilot identified as a former marine. who has undergone two surgeries. take a look at this. a teenager if in a tennessee juvenile detention center -- deputy. after the beating, the teenager is seen snatching the gun, pointing it at and seeming to pull the trigger. but the gun was not loaded. the 16-year-old managed to escape the facility barefoot. manhunt is under way. he faces attempted murder charges. and the case against a so-called affluenza teen ethanan couch, has been transferred to an adult court in texas. he faces up 120 days for allegedly violating his probation. whererthey were arrested in december. he faces dececes in prison if he
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harper lee, the famed author of to kill a mockingbird. the novel about a white lawyer in is south who defends a falsely accused black man. lee said she didn't expect the book to sell well. it sold over 40 million copies and counting. harper lee died in her hometown of mobile, alabama. she was 89 years of age. dramatic rescue in the frigid waters in new hamhire friday night. rescuers pulling a woman from the fast-moving merrimack river. near manchester. e woman was hospitalized for hypothermia. and now to our galactic finale. very g galactic rolling out the new addition. the unveiling coming less than 18 months after his predecessor broke apart. spaceship 2 named unity will carry six passengers and is designed to fly more than 60 miles high above the earth.
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$250,000. hopefully, two way. >> return flight included? >> hopefully. >> do you get pretzels and peanuts -- or no? >> the best seat available right now, harrison ford, hans solo himself was at control of the "unity." would you fly? >> i would. >> forget the peanuts. i would need a cocktail. >> i would want paula to go first and then me. >> very nice of you. >> i want her to test the peanuts. >> you're just being a gentleman, letting the woman first. >> she always cover for me. indra, if we wanted a heat wave. this is about as close we're going to get. >> a gorgeous day out there. if you have a friend in chicago, see twitter yesterday or facebook yesterday, lighting up. winds gusting 60 to 70 miles per hour. i'm going to say it, it was crazy out there. but it started to turn dangerous.
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out there. 250,000 people were without power. definitely today a milder day r them. and for a rot of us on the east coast here, look at the maps. mild air moving in for one day. it's going to feel like a saturday. temperatures, look at this. do i have to remind you, last weekend, we were feelin wind chills on the eastern seaboard. 30, 40 below. not this weekend. look at those temperatures into the upper 50s. cc1 test message >> good morning, south florida. happy saturday, here is a live look out of ft. lauderdale. the clouds are still over us, and this is what it looks like. all the way down into the keys as well, but no rain on the radar. high pressure remains in control out over the panhandle. today's high, 77-degrees that's seasonable for this time of year, eventually we will see mo sunshine, if you are heading out to the beach,
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and for boaters exercise with >> we want to be cou potatoes. we stay on the couch. today is not a day for onesies or sweats. >> no? >> every day is a day fo onesess or sweats. >> enjoy it. >> you just broke dan's heart. now, to the news regarding those hoverboards, one of the most populat gifts under the trees this christmas. this morning, a stunning announcement from the federal government. safety officials saying all of the hoverboards sold in the u.s. are unsafe. >> reporter: they have spontaneously come busted, in malls, and park path and it's on fire! >> reporr: then blamed for house fires and banned on airplanes. this morning, the government cracking down. >> it is irresponsible for a company to continue to sell hoverboards that they know do not comply with the standards.
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safe, the cpsc warning that consumers risk serious injury. or death if their self-balancing scooters burn. 52 boards have been burned since this nashville home reduced to ashes after a hoverboard caught fire. happen to you. it could happen. i don't think it's worth the risk. >> reporter: it was the hottest item on many christmas lists. ebay at one point selling one every 12 seconds. chairman, would you let one of your own children ride a hoverboard? >> absolutely not. >> reporter: which is why the cpsc said the first thing to do is take these away from your kids and then go to your retailer and demand a refund. at least one retailer, amazon is honoring refunds. swagway offered a statement. saying we have been actively working with the cpsc on the investigation on the hoverboards. we're continuing to work on improving our product features
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remains a top priority for us. for "good morning america," matt gutman, abc news, los angeles. >> thank you to matt. lot of people are going to be disappointed by that news. coming up here on "good morning america" -- freedom for a man hehe in solitary confinement for more than four decades for a murder he says he didn't commit. why he's released now. plus, how a simple oil change turned into a disaster for one driver and how the abc news fixer got her back on the road. and gic makeover. how i found extra space in my homend the easy ways you can, too. >> you look so concern, sara. >> yeah, because i'm in a closet. >> with dan? "good morning america" is brought to you by walt disney world resort. come join us as "star wars awakens." world resort. come joi us as "star wars awakens." what are you guys doing?
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, >> local 10 news starts right now. >> good saturday morning everyone. >> a miami high schoolteacher is being accused of having sex with one of his female students. 40-year-old jason myers was an english teacher at miami palmetto senior high school. he allegedly had sex with a 17-year-old student twice in a
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his bond is set at $75,000. he is expected to be placed under house arrest. >> good morning south florida. waking up to cloudy conditions. temperature at 70 degrees. so we a a starting to warm things up still dealing with all this cloud cover, but eventually that will pull away, break apart, we wilil see more sunshine, as high pressure remains in control. highs today 77 degrees which is seasonable for this time ofyear. >> thank you jennifer. that does it for us right now, good morning america continues next. >> we will be back for m me local it took joel silverman years to become a master dog trainer. but only a few comomnds to master depositing checks at chase atms. technology designed for you.
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amy robach joins us live tomorrow morning from tanzania with more about this incredible experience. i was chased once by elephant. i wouldn't recommend it. >> giraffe. >> lion. >> hipppos are very aggressive. >> hippos frighten me. >> shay should. >> you don't frighten me. i love you, dan. coming up this morning -- abc news fixer taking on a case, a woman went in to get a routine oil change, it@ was botched so badly she needed a new engine. she`needed an entire new engine. but first, the man waking up to freedom this morning for the first time after spending more than 40 years in solitary confinement in a notorious prison in the deep south. >> he served his time and was released after pleading no contest. in the 1972 death of a prison guard. his case is now making headlines around the globe.
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with the story. >> reporter: alberth woodfox was in the louisiana state prison known as angola. his attorney said he spent more time in solitary confinement than anyone else in american history. today, he's starting his first full day of freedom. this morning, waking up a free man, after more than four decades in solitary confinement. >> how does it feel? >> i really haven't decided yet. >> reporter: yesterday, albert woodfox, one of prisoners as the angola three, celebrated his 69th birthday by walking out of a louisiana jail. after taking a plea deal, he's now starting life outside of his 9 x 6 prison cell for the first time in 43 years. >> right now, i'm just resigned to trying to adjust to being
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>> reporter: they were convicted of murdering a prison guard. the men claiming the crime was pinned on thememecause of their involvement in the black panther party. >> we were framed for murder. >> reporter: they were sentencnc in indefinite solitary confinement at the louisiana state pent tear. along with another inmate who was serving time for an unrelated crime. >> and everybody was just fighting to surve from day-to-day. >> reporter: wallace and king were previously released and woodfox had his nviction thrown out twice because of inadequate representation. he was set to be tried for a third time, when he pleaded no contest to lesser charges. >> if you could go back to that day in april of 1972, what would
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there's not a lot you can do. >> reporter: woodfox has maintained his innocent and said he only took the plea deal because of concerns about his age and his health. he has filid a civil suit against louisiana state offifials over his extended time in solitary confinement. >> he'll have a lot to deal with. >> for sure. let's send things back over to indra petersons. who's in for rob marciano. >> warm weather again. want to start with some incredible video outside of boulder, colorado, th may look like a tornado. look closer. notice the fire on the bottom edges. this is actually what we call a firenado gusty winds and incredibly low humidity. notice no thunderstorm clouds in the area. the good news, no damage reports from this area. it's supposed toe a beautiful weekend out there. i'm going to be the bearer of bad news, by next week, we're watching a low moving out of the plains. new pattern here for the jet stream. it makes its way into the
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, what happens, a mix of rain, snow, where this system goes is still very early. we're going to have to monitor closely. there's a change cominthis way, enjoy the air out there. because the cold air will be moving in quickly. in >> good morning, south florida, happy saturday, it's a high of 77 degrees for us today. still cloudy right now, but we will have a mix of sun and clouds for the afternoon. similar temperatures and weather for tomorrow, high 79 on sun >> this weather is brought to you by ihop. memo. it feels like spring. >> spring and pancakes. i'll spring for pancakes. how about that? >> sounds good. coming up here on "good morning america" -- how a seemingly easy trip to jiffy lube. went badly wrong. someone put the wrong engine in her caca
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welcome back, everyone. keeping your ride in good shape means maintenance, especially with those oil chang. >> keeping your ride, paulala faris is so street. what happens when you try to do the right thing but it goes wrong? that's when y/u call the abc news fixer. check it out. >> we're always on the go. >> reporter: a single working mom of two, jennifer is pretty good about getting oil changes a 2007 hyundai santa fe suv that she adores. last summer, she stopped by this independently owned jiffy lube. >> it would be great and fast. it was a disaster. >> reporter: she later found out
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but forgot to put new oil in. >> it kept knocking and shuttering. it would shut off constantly. it wrecked the entire motor. >> reporter: jiffy lube towed it away to fix it. but when she got it back -- >> it would not accelerat >> reporter: something was really wrong, so, jennifer took her santa fe to this dealer to get it checked out. engine cover off, they saw it was a sonata engine. they knew it wasn't the right engine for the santa fe. >> reporter: that's right, the shop used by the local jiffy lube had replaced jennifer's engine with one of a totally different vehicle. >> i was very angry. they would never speak to me. >> reporter: after she got the runaround, she contacted our fixer. >> hi, i'm stephanie, the fixer. >> reporter: it was time for our fixer to rev her engine. >> we have to take all that out, right? >> reporter: she immediately got jiffy lube corporate involved and contacted
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>> they stataed paying attention to this case. >> reporter: it took months of calls anan research, but that shop apologized for jennifer's troubles and agreed to have her mechanic rebuild the entire engine with the proper parts at about $19,000. thth owner said, quote, our service center employees he undergone additional compliance training on procedures. proving that squeaky engine does indeed get the grease. >> it's fixed. thanks, abc news fixer. >> and if you have a consumer problem, you can contact stephanie at abcnews.com/thefixer. she'll help fix your ride. coming up -- from clutter to
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in today's "weekend download," how you c expand the space in your home without tearing down any walls. it's all in how you look at thgs. we all have one. a room at home that's only purpose is for accumulating junk. for me, it's this laundry room/coat closet. that i don't know what to do with. so, i called my friend francesco bilotto to see if he can work his magic. oh, francesco. >> hey. >> i'm so glad you're here. >> how are you? >> hi, trixie. this is my problem area. there's more we cano in here, but out ice a mess. >> it is a mess. let's take yououmess to maintain. >> reporter: francesco's first tip for redesigning a space -- think outside the box. >> what we can do is turn this
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command center. >> reporter: tip number two, find inspiration. >> we ed to look for a up couple of things to handle orage. and some pretty stuff. number three, shop your home. >> reporter: i gave francesco free rein of my apartment to find items i already own. after heavy lifting we check the final tip off our list. >> tip fourur add a few extras. now, my favorite part, the cleanup. >> reporter: let the transformation begin -- the end result, a space that doubles as a chic home office. and i'm ready to put it to good use. sara haines, comma center. >> your closet looks amazing. >> he changed another closet into a baby-changing room. >> can i steal him? >> he gets around. francescis pretty talented. so, what's coming up in "pop
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poppins news. it's a sequel we have been waiting for. ron? supercalifragilistic- expialidocious. he's going to spell that through the commercial. >> oh, nice. >> we'll be right back. with my moderate to severe ulclcative colitis, the possibility of a flare was almost always on my mind. thinking about what to avoid, where to go... and how to deal with my uc. to me, that was normal. until i talked to my doctor. she told me that humira helps people like me get uc under control and keep it under control when certain medications haven't worked well enough. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis. serious, sometimes fatal infections and cancers, including lymphoma, have happened; as have blood, liver, and nervous system problems, serious allergic reactions, and new or worsening heart failure. before treatment, get tested for tb.
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"good morning america" is brought to you by pronamel toothpaste. protect your enamel against the effects of everyday acids. well, we have sara haines out of her home command center and she's on the set with "pop news." we begin with some casting news that's even sweeter than a spoonful of sugar. emily blunt is in talks to play mary poppins. our parent company disney is producing a sequel to the julia
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songs. d ron marshall has already confirmed to direct. ofourse, blunt and marshall worked together on "into the woods." their pairing would be practically perfect in every way. let's keep our fingers crossed. that the english actress signs on the dotted line. in the meantime, we'll be practicing how to spell supercalifragilistst- expialidocious. >> ooh, we did good. >> we did. i'm excited to see what we do with that. that music -- you can't change that. >> don't change it. >>he's incredibly talented. >> emily blunt is amazing. but julia andrews, come on. and the actor who played chewbacca is giving star wars fans something to -- about. >> wait, wait, was that chewbacca -- >> i love that in the leprompter that sara's reading from.
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says mating call. >> anyone? >> i don't want to ask questions. >> no one is coming around. >> but peter mayhew is posting pages of his original "star wars" script saying it will all lead up to a aig announcement. fans are going crazy wondering what it is. there's speculation that mayhew who's 71 now, may be hanging up his furry suit. a different actor played chewbacca in the more demanding scenes. >> that was -- we're going to give you a chance to redeem yourself, sara, one more time. >> ron said -- >> all day long. >> ron said you sound like an elephant in mud. >> so, you didn't like it? what you're saying it didn't work. okay, there's no mating going on in lhis call. and a new study says wearing and using big athletic names can
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research says that designer gym wear has a placebo effect that increase performance. subjects used a golf putter to sink balls on a green. despite the participants using the exact same putter, those who thought they were using nike performed 20% better. with professional athletes they nailed it every time. so, the study did not work. >> psychological, though. >> yeah. >> build confidence. we can all go shopping. >> i do wo out better when i look cute. i can kill it on the treadmill. the placebo effect, i'm extrapolating -- yeah. >> yeah, whatever. one more, kids. australian comedians are going viral this morning with a video called the "parent fantasy hotline."
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their inspiration. >> say that thing again about not having enough sleep? >> i just woke up. i had no sleep. i was bored of lying around in the bed. >> oh, my god. >> how many hours of sleep? >> nine, ten. >> oh, my god. oh, oh. >> love it. hilarious.
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thank you. >> todd: the race for the white house, it's republican primary day for south carolina. the latest on the last-minute push for votes. >> neki: laid to rest e.. mourner ares set to say good bye to justice scalia. the controversy over who will not be at today's funeral. >> todd:s of floridians joining for all. good morning,g, it is saturday february 20th. i am todd tongun. >> neki: and i am neki mohan.
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and not rain. jennifer has the forecast clouds now, and hopefully will burn out? >> eteorologist: yes, we expect sunshine. but the clouds are sticking around and hanging on. this is the view out of fort lauderdale. way in the distance out in to the ocean, there is sunshine that is breaking in. this cloud cover is pushing toward the west. eventually we'll see more sunshine and by t way high pressure is staying in control and that will provide high weather in t tough the weekend. and they will be out of the east 15- 20 miles per hour i i the afternoon. and season low temperatures as we warm up in the upper 70 we'll have the seven day in a few minutes. >> neki: this senior paw meadow
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of having sex with a student. he could be released from jail any moment now: >> reporter: that's right, neki. it started last year after the 40-y-ar-old a, english and writing teacher had sex. they are waiting to see when he will be released on house arrest later on today. in the courtroom, long time teacher jason meyer ares stands accused of having sex with a 17-yeaold student. >> the students are talking about it. it is hard. >> it is a shock. he really cared about the student's writing. >> the 40-year-old's wife teaches at the high school and pregnant with the couple's

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