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people from his vehicle before entering the factory where he worked. a shooting spree left more than three dead and a dozen wound bpd police believe something triggered his attack but aren't saying wa his motive was. >> bill cosby has dropped a defamation lawsuit against supermodel beverly johnson who accused him of drugging her back in the $1980. his lawyer says he wants to focus on the criminal case against him in pennsylvania. she says the suit against johnson will be refiled before the statute of limitations runs out. >> turning to history being made at the vatican, pope francis has made no secret about his affection for children into now the pontiff is putting his pen where his heart is writing dear pope francis, the first children's book ever written by a pontiff. here's abc's jesse palmer. >> the book is made up of exchanges between the pope and kids from around the world. >> dear pope francis. >> reporter: sat down with not two, not four, but 12 of them
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including juan pablo from argentina, natasha from kenya and william from chicago. >> dear pope francis, if you could one miracle, what would it be. >> reporter: the pope's answer, i would heal every child. the book may be for kids but it offers information to readers from all ages will find interesting. the pope says he cries often. he also reports that he loves to dance the tango and he's passionate about soccer. he met with his kid co-authors this week in rome where they presented him with gives from their homelands, maple syrup from canada. >> this is good. >> reporter: a soccer ball from the united states and get there, a pair of uggs, yes, ugg boots from australia. >> oh, thank you very much. >> reporter: seeing the pope see the kids was life altering and nerve racking. > a little bit scared. >> not scared. that's a lie. >> one moment i felt excited but then i felt like, well, this is
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probably my only time i'm going to meet him so i don't want to blow this. >> reporter: the experience enabling them not exactly to touch the hand of god but to tug at the heart of god's right-hand man. jesse palmer, abc news, new york. so sweet. apparently they asked for questions from kids ages 6 to 13, catholics and noncatholics and these were the quesz. >> they received about 259 questions from 26 countries in 14 different languages. very cool there. >> it's due out march 1st. >> i'm sure it will be a popular one. coming up, the best of the best. he always says that and he always delivers. from this year's north american international toy fair. >> our own giz wiz, dick debartolo checks out everything from build your own computers to edible bubbles. that's next. ♪
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♪ because all i want to do is have some fun ♪ ♪ i got a feeling i'm not the only one ♪ so we can't stop thinking of all the fun we had at this year's north american international toy fair here in new york. >> perhaps no one had more fun than our giz wiz dick debartolo. ♪
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>> reporter: it's toy fair time again where kids of all ages gets to play around with the newest toys and gadgets from building your own computers to the world's smallest vacuum. it's great becausely a bagel for breakfast. i'm going to show you a couple of my favorites. >> going to get it. >> you know what, i was just playing my banana. i really was. take a look at this. they have one of the most fun things here at toy fair 2016. and john's going to tell us what we're doing here. so john, why does does my ba an na na play. >> what we're doing with maky maky is you're closing a circuit, flipping a switch. you ground your hand here and you do that. it is not just a banana piano. you can do anything that you can imagine that you can do with a
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keyboard on the internet, you can do with maky maky. >> after maky maky i decided to walky walky to megatraxes a cool new twist on the train set. >> what is this? >> megatrax is a whole new rail system with the idea we wanted to let kids create whatever they want and build it wherever they want. we've taken the idea of tracks stud sturdy and said we want them flexible and manipulated to create things in their wildest manuel nation. >> the amazing thing is on the way here, our cab driver drove pretty much exactly the same way. next it's off to another kind of transportation. >> the pocket drone. okay. this is really unique and steven here is going to tell us actually show us what this is and does. >> okay. so the pocket drone was created and meant pore portability. so thing that you can take with you on the go. it comes with a bag. be able to go in there. something easily be able to fit
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in your pocket for you to take anywhere. you went biking with your friends or picnic with your girlfriend. something you don't want to carry a nice big drone that has a 720 hd camera and your book bag. you want something you take right out of your pocket. hence we made the pocket drone. >> this is one of my favorite things here. just like that, i was off again. i needed a light lunch break and what could be lighter than edible bubbles. not bad. it's a turkey i think and stuffing. what was the flavor? >> tuitt i fruit i. >> okay. i was close. finally to end my day, i can't help but make a quick stop to hang with some old furry friends. >> every year we go by folkmani puppets. there's never anything new in puppets and that's why -- what are you talking about. >> oh, are you new too? >> yeah. what is on my head?
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is that -- oh, that is the world's cutest toupee. wow. who are you? >> i'm the brown bear cub. >> can you speak -- who is this guy? >> this is a french bulldog. >> french bull an dog. >> yeah. and that's my buddy the raccoon over there. >> well, you found trash. here i am. and just like trash, it's time to take it to the curb. see you next year toy fair. >> thank you, dick, for that inside look. just anyone can't roll up to the toy fair pop you've got to be a toy insider or media. >> i learned that you can make a banana an instrument. who knew. >> make it play like a piano. >> i'm not sure about the edible bubbles. i don't think i want my kids trying to eat the bubbles. >> i don't know that i can get on board with that one at all. >> i'm not so sure they're organic either. >> this is the 113th year. next year will be the 114th.
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move free ultra. get your move on. live pictures from l.a.'s dolby theater where final touches are being put in place for sunday night's academy award ceremony under a growing cloud of racial controversy. >> and all eyes will be on host chris rock who's remained quiet about what we can expect from his performance on sunday. here's abc's brandi hitt. >> reporter: the buzz surrounding this year's oscars isn't just about who's walking the red carpet. it's also about who's not. >> i will not be at the academy awards and i won't be watching. >> we're not coming. not going. >> reporter: for a second year in a row, all 20 of the nominees in the acing categories are white resparking the twitter #oscar so white had.
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leading to protests and boycotts. >> what are they calling you. >> beast of no nation" idris elba was passed over for an oscar nod only to be nominated and win a screen actor's guild award on tnt. >> welcome to diverse tv. >> this is that watershed moment when the academy changes because they're being forced to change. >> reporter: the academy has now put forth new initiatives to double the number of women and minority voters by "20/20" and increase diversity on the academy's board of governors. >> it's a systemic bias that needs to be addressed across the industry. >> reporter: a new university of southern california study on diversity look ath 2014 and 2015 gives failing grades to every hollywood movie studio and most tvmakers. >> our study makes it really clear, hollywood is a straight white boy's club. >> reporter: all eyes are now on chris rock who told "essence" magazine in its march issue,
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black women get paid less than everybody in hollywood. everybody's talking about jennifer lawrence, talk to gabrielle union. >> it is going to be an extremely memorable monologue simply because of that particular topic. >> reporter: in fact, an oscar producers says chris rock threw out his original monologue and completely rewritten it to include the diversity controversy. brandi hitt, abc news, hollywood. join us on sunday night at 7:00 eastern for everything oscars. 4:00 pacific, of course, here on abc and tune in and join us here at "world news now" next monday morning for a full wrap-up. >> you got your tux. >> i got it measured. i'll post a photo on my instagram. >> everyone's looking forward to that. >> we're all getting dressed up. >> glad you told me. get a dress. >> wait till you see jack's outfit really. it's not always as easy for me as it is for him...
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breaking news on "world news now." deadly gunfire in kansas. >> the heart stopping moments at a small town factory where several people are dead. new details overnight about the gunman, his assault rifle and the survivors. >> our other major headline, the verbal smackdown at last night's republican debate in houston. did marco rubio steal the show from donald trump? >> airline accident. new details about the jet that slammed into the runway seconds after takeoff. what investigators just revealed. and later, valuable lessons. the anchorwoman stepping from the news desk to the classroom to share vital stories from the past. an important black history month lesson on this friday, february 26th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning. on what is really a busy friday
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morning. i'm kendis gibson. >> and i'm reena ninan. >> let's get started with the top story that deadly shooting incident in kansas. 38-year-old cedric ford went on a shooting rampage according to authorities in his town shooting at people and then storming a lawn mow manufacturing business where he worked. >> evers killed by police after taking the lives of three others and woundsing more than a dozen people with an assault style weapon. linsey davis has details. >> four people including the shooter are dead this shooting after a shooting at a company called excel industries. 14 others were injured in the gunfire. >> we had a report of an active shooter inside of excel industries. we have numerous people shot inside the building. we have a number of people killed inside the building. >> reporter: coworkers and friends hugging outside the building where lawn equipment is manufactured. >> and then i seen a mob of people start running out saying run, run, and pop, pop, pop, pop, that's all i heard and
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everybody started scattering out of the building. and i didn't realize what had happened till we got outside and i started seeing wounded people coming out. >> reporter: officials say he began shooting from his car at the facility where he was an employee. >> he was traveling and shooting from his car. >> reporter: police say the shooter was shot and killed by law enforcement and that they're investigating at least four other crime scenes. >> he was a really nice guy and seemed not this kind of pesh. that's for sure. >> i heard him yell something. that's what got our attention. turned around. hopped out with an ak-47 it appeared like and fired a few shots before he went in and ducked down and went into the building. >> reporter: the threat so serious, nearby hesston college was on lockdown. >> this take some time to work through this. there's been so many crime scenes and there's so many people. this is just a horrible incident that's happened here to harvey county, hesston, newton. it's so spread out. please bear with us as we try to get through this. >> reporter: governor sam brownbeck tweeting please send your thoughts and prayers to the
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people of hesston. linsey davis, abc news, new york. police say something triggered cedric ford before the spree but aren't discussing a spec motive. ford reportedly had a long criminal record. excel industries will be closed till authorities clete their investigation. flags across kansas have been ordered to fly at half-staff today to honor all of the victim prfz as details come in overnight from kansas, look for our updates all morning long and the latest from kansas on "america this morning." now to the other major story we're following this morning, explosive republican debate. marco rubio and ted cruz tag teaming donald trump, their last chance to slow his momentum before super tuesday. the candidates took the stage in houston after this poll of florida voters shows trump in a substantial lead in rubio's home state. abc's bazi kanani has the highlights. >> reporter: donald trump took to the is taken miles ahead of his rivals and trump quickly drew their fire. >> you're the only person on the
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stage that's ever been fined for hiring people to work on your projects illegally. you hired some workers >> i'm the only one on the stage that's hired people. you haven't hired one person. >> he hired work frerz poland. >> the tension made for heated exchanges. >> here's a guy that inherited $200 million. if he hadn't, you know where he would be right now, selling watches in manhattan. >> marco rubio and ted cruz are fighting for second place and the chance to become trump's main opponent. >> this is a man who for 40 years has given money to jimmy cartser, joe biden, hillary clinton. >> the gop's 2012 presidential nominee mitt romney has suggested there's a bombshell lurking in trump's tax returns. >> i want to release my tax returns. but i can't release it while i'm under an audit. >> the former president of mexico vicente fox on thursday used obscenity to say his country would never pay for trump's wall. >> the wall just got ten feet taller, believe me.
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for the gop stragglers, super tuesday could be their last hurrah. a strong showing on super tuesday could put trump in front for good. >> this guy's a choke artist and this guy's a liar. other than that, i rest my case. >> bazi kanani, abc news, washington. no fireworks at all last night. the democrats in the meantime are sharpening their pitch to african-american voters with the south carolina primary just a day away. hillary clinton campaigned at a black church in south carolina with new jersey senator cory booker at her side and talked about gun control and recalled the charleston church massacre. and former president clinton made several stops across the state, as well to rally for his wife. they plan to make a joint appearance this evening. as for bernie sanders, well, he insists he is not giving up on winning in the south. but he spent the day in ohio and michigan. sanders took part in a forum in flint to discuss the city's water crisis. he said he hopes americans will look at what happened in flint
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and say, never again. sanders will turn his attention back to south carolina later today when he returns for back to back rallies. new developments in the politically charged battle over the next supreme court justice. the republican governor of nevada says he's not interested in the job. brian sandoval's name floated as a possible nominee earlier this week. he said while the consideration is beyond humbling, he does not want to be considered right now. top republicans in the senate have said they won't consider the president's nominee in any case. let's turn to the security showdown taking place between apple and the federal government. apple has filed aggressive formal response to a judge's order calling on the company to assist the fbi in unlocking the iphone of san bernardino shooter syed farook. the company claims the government is seeking what it calls dangerous powerses. apple's filing also says that the constitution for bids what the government is asking it to do. on capitol hill yesterday, fbi director james comey called the whole thing the hardest question
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that he's seen in government. >> i don't know whether there is evidence of the identity of another terrorist on the phone or nothing at all. but we ought to be fired in the fbi if we didn't pursue that lead. comey also countered apple's claim if software is yin po unlock the iphone it would put users everywhere at risk of hacking. he said that was not a legitimate concern. several companies plan to file a brief in support of and next week. jurors in. the erin andrews trial were with shown secretly recorded nude videoses of her. she left the croom right before the images were ceremony. an expert testified at least 16 million people had viewed the videos online. andrews is suing the man who shot the videos in the nashville hotel where she was staying for $75 million. she is expected to take the stand next week. police in dallas are asking a grand jury to consider domestic violence charges
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against cleveland browns quarterback johnny manziel accused of hitting his ex-girlfriend and threatening to kill her and himself. manziel's father says since then, the family has tried and failed to get him into rehab. the browns have indicated they will release manziel in march. a little bit of sports news right now and baseball for that matter. baseball fans may take to calling a decision to ban rolling block slides the chase utley rule. you may recall during last year's playoffs, utley of the dodgers took out mets infielder reuben tejada breaking his leg in the process. it was utley's attempt to break up a potential double play. take a look again. from now on, those types of slides are banned. violations of the flu rule can get both the runner and batter called out. some absolutely extraordinary scenes from the waters off the north shore of oa oahu. this was known as the eddy. >> this is so cool. when they say big, they mean
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really, really, really huge. the competition only takes place in sustained waves of at least 40 feet. organizers said yesterday's swells were up to 60 feet. >> so a local surfer named john john florence was the winner of the event after catching rides on four massive waves. this was the first eddy competition in six years. no one knows when the next one will be as the saying goes, the bay calls the day. >> yeah, they block off like a three-month portion during the winter when the waves are highest there. every day they survey and try to get a sense of whether or not it's going to be big enough for the competition and today or thursday was the lucky day. incredible scenes there. >> incredible surfers. this is not for the weak of heart. >> they're not bad. they're pretty good. >> you're better, huh. >> wow, the kelly similarities of the world there. coming up "in the mix" what luses are really thinking while their wives shop. the pictures tell the story. >> they're hoping that their bank accounts are okay.
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>> also ahead, history lesson. the anchorwoman going back to school to share a haunting discovery that she made about her own family's past. >> and the unforgettable airline accident that happened seconds after take i don't have. major lead from investigators >> join us on facebook. you should. and twitter @abcwnn. you're watching abc "world news now." (ugh.) ♪ does your carpet ever feel rough and dirty? don't avoid it, resolve it. our formula with a special conditioning ingredient, softens your carpet with every use. it's resolve, so you know it cleans and freshens. but it also softens. resolve. a carpet that welcomes you. and to clean pet messes, try resolve pet expert.
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well, returning to our breaking story. a deadly workplace shooting at a lawn moor manufacturer in kansas. the gunman 38-year-old cedric ford he worked for the company. he opened fire outside, then went inside and continued firing. ford killed three people and wounded more than a dozen others before being shot and killed by police. police say that something triggered ford's attack but they haven't said what his motive could be. we'll stay on top of this breaking story. a former bp big rig supervisor has been found not guilty in a case lirked to the gulf of mexico oil spill in 2010. robert kalu sa was tried on a single misdemeanor charge of pollution. prosecutors said that he and another rig supervisor botched a negative pressure test and missed clear signals of trouble before the explosion on the deepwater horizon rig. a very different verdict has been handed down by investigators in the case of a us airways jet crash as it tried to take off two years ago in philadelphia. >> at the time, the airline
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suggested it was a blown tire but now investigators are blaming pilot error. here's abc's david kerley. >> oh, my god, my plane. my plane just crashed. >> reporter: it was a scramble. >> the plane is on fire. >> reporter: for the 154 people to get off the jet. >> i see smoke down there. we're going to dispatch the emergency vehicles. >> reporter: this, after the four-second flight ended by slamming onto the pavement in march of 2014. first reports of a blown tire or landing gear trouble were wrong. it was pilot error. according to the ntsb the according to the ntsb, the pilots didn't input a piece of information into the flight computer. so, as the jet started to take off, warnings. the captain puts the nose down and the jet slams onto that runway and bounces 15 feet back into the air before sliding to rest. the ntsb says, not following procedures and the "captain's decision to reject the takeoff" are the probable causes. the airline says it made "several changes to our procedures, manuals and training." no one was injured. the pilots have not flown for the airline since that incident.
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and neither has that damaged aircraft. david kerley, abc news, washington. >> absolutely amazing stuff there. coming up in our next half hour, the elaborate hoax played on a high school in pennsylvania. the honor student who turned out to be a 23-year-old. how he managed to fool everyone from students and teachers to parents and administrators. >> but first deliverying a an valuable history lesson to students around the country. how this new york news anchor is touching young lives across america. you're watching "world news now."
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well, it is the stock in trade of television journalists like ourselves to bring you the news of the day. >> very rarely are we given
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account opportunity to shine new light on past events that can change the way we view history. but that's just what one of our colleagues here in new york city is doing with a story especially poignant during black history month. >> reporter: for more than two decades, cheryl wills has been delivering the news of the day. >> hi, how you doing? >> reporter: and every week, she delivers a different message to school children all across the country. know your history. >> what's happening here? this is one of the scenes i demanded to be be put in the book. >> reporter: wills pence a new book called "the emancipation of grand pa sand wills," the story of her great, great great fanned father, a slave who fought in the civil war. >> can you believe we once fit in these chairs? my knees are hurting. > my thighs are like sandwiched together right now. >> reporter: squeezing into those tiny decks at ps 55 in the
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bronx. >> this used to be really big to me. once upon a time. i felt like the big -- >> reporter: i was curious, why her family history matters to the rest of us. >> see, my story so you can see your own. that's really the other take away. this is not just sherrill's whimsical fantasy. it's really a call to action for all kids to a you know what, my grandfather or my great great grandparents probably did something, too. let me look into that. that's what school is all about. exploring and researching and digging deeper. >> reporter: she started digging deeper into her history years ago. the book recounts the sad chapter that started that search. had her father's death when she was 13 years old. and she learned more about her history and specifically grandpa wills, she thought this could be a teaching tool. >> i want kids to say my family also walked through whatever chap iter in american history and they're important, too.
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when i learn about you know, the civil rights movement, i need to figure out what was my family's role at that time. >> reporter: the book is really hitting home with kids especially these youngsters at ps 55. >> give her an hand. thank you for reading the story. >> reporter: locked in one of the poorest congressional districts in the country, many of the children here homeless. they were as excited to see the tv lady as they were to meet the woman behind the book. >> nice. including 7-year-old ventura. >> come closer to me. for a second. you don't have to kneel down. who was a handful by the way. >> tells me i want to find out more about my family history. >> reporter: listen to this important take away that 12-year-old randy learned from the book. >> i was kind of disappointed that i thought when i was little when i first heard about slavery, i thought it was about kindness and all that. >> reporter: you used to think slavery was about kindness.
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>> when i started reading books about slavery, it's bad for people. >> knowledge is power. that's the key. you need to build on that power. and that gets kids to hold their heads up. >> yeah. >> and while they're at it, to pull their pants up. >> reporter: if you get them to pull their pants up, we won a big war. >> there should be a gold star on that book. >> there should be a gold star for it. >> she was just such a pleasure. this is her book, "the emancipation of grandpa sandy wills is in schools all throughout new york city, in buffalo, in texas, as well. one of the cool things about it, there's also now a spanish version that i try to read. >> and a chinese version, as well. >> it's remarkable because kids love to explore and to get them to there about their own heritage in a way that we used to do it in construction paper and you right my dad is and my mom is. this takes it to a whole new
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evan now it's time for "the mix." do you remember that shot that kim kardashian instagrammed of her shopping and kanye west? remember this one asleep? well, apparently there has for an while now been an instagram account called miserable man. literally every man waiting for a woman while the woman shops. it's got 200,000 followers on instagram. check out this photo. >> understandable. >> look at there one. >> that is every guy on this planet lo has a lady. he knows that feeling into mouth wide open. bored. child falling asleep. >> not only bored they're broke also. >> there's that, too. >> because they're probably at some expensive neiman marcus or whatever. >> you can follow them at miserable men on instagram. >> so many men in that category. here's one guy who is in a great
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category. take a look at this shot. an intramural game. just like practice, he nails it. >> oh. >> that is the best shot ever. backwards 3/4 buzzer beater. >> never. >> this is georgia southern university. waters, the number three player on sportscenter of their top three plays. totally like practice. >> the nba will be calling. >> should we polka? >> yeah. >> let's do it. >> it's the fabulous jalopy theater in brooklyn, new york. hey. ♪ politics and foreign wars, all the weather all the scores ♪ ♪ that's the world news polka if you're an insomniac and a good night's sleep you lack ♪ ♪ do the world news polka. ♪ it's late at night you're wide awake and you're not wearing pants ♪ ♪ so grab your "world news now" mug and everybody dance hey ♪ ♪ have some fun be a pal every
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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: from abc news, this is "world news now."
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>> 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 industries, he shot a person in the parking lot. and he entered into the building
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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 left 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 in houston.
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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 continue accelerating the
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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 really, really hard. >> reporter: when it was all
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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 that sent flames shooting into the air.
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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 to pass himself off as a high school student at age 23.
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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 23-year-old ukrainian
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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. >> he was a star student and he was 23. >> because he had a seven-year
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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 also pointed out that they're both too busy with their
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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 clarify her comments saying, "i
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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 party scene. 300 guests. i said no.
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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 video has already racked up more than
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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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