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>> if you don't have a parent to help you, just sounded out. >> yes! >> figure good morning, america. the race to vaccinate before the next covid surge. michigan hospitals now seeing a spike in covid patients. >> we're seeing more and more young people get into serious trouble. >> as president biden moves up the deadline to make all americans vaccine eligible. >> no more confusing rules. no more confusing restrictions. and the debate over vaccine passports heats up. florida and texas push back as they already roll out in new york. what it could mean for travel and school. and what the white house is saying this morning. officers take the stand in the trial of derek chauvin. >> is this a use of force? >> yes, sir. >> a lieutenant who trained chauvin testifying that the restraint used on george floyd went too far. plus, what the defense is saying
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about that crowd gathered around the devastating incident. shooting rampage. new surveillance video showing victims seeking shelter after a navy medic opened fire, critically wounding two sailors. the search for a motive this morning. heartbreak at the border. new video of a 10-year-old boy left behind asking border patrol for help with more than 19,000 migrant children now in federal custody. pushing for a pardon? the new headline that florida congressman matt gaetz asked former president trump for a pre-emptive blanket pardon before he left office. gaetz now refusing calls for his resignation and defending what he calls his lifestyle. urgent sea rescue. the crew of this cargo ship plucked from freezing cold 50-foot waves flown to safety. the ship now in danger of capsizing, threatening to cause a massive oil spill. ♪ pressure ♪ "gma" exclusive. one-on-one with the greatest, no pressure.
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>> you're looking at the greatest right there. >> tom brady in his first sit-down since winning his seventh super bowl. >> i was the new guy for the first time. >> on joining the bucs after 20 years with the patriots and shutting down the haters. what do you have to say to those people now? plus, what the g.o.a.t. thinks about his time on the boat and how much football does the champ have left in him. so, tom, what more do you have to prove? only on "gma" this morning. seven rings. shut your mouth. good morning, america. hope you're doing well. this wednesday morning. michael, looks like you had a lot of fun with tom. >> it was fun, george. i love talking to him. he is a terrific guy, open, honest, fun. it's like he's a florida brady now, he's relaxed. >> i like that. a little sunshine, a little relaxation. > sunshine and relaxation.
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>> winning doesn't hurt either. >> and a ring too. >> we can't wait for more of that. but we do need to begin with the race to vaccinate america. there is a live look in florida. people lining up for their shot at a site getting extra doses today due to demand. that's some good news. also, moderna announcing promising new data that shows its vaccine holds up. their latest report showing high levels of antibodies at least six months out. >> a lot of good news there. more than 108 million have one shot, over 40% of adults and 38 states have opened vaccines to all eligible residents but the vaccine acceleration is met by rising cases in many parts of the country. we have a race between the vaccine and the covid variants right now. eva pilgrim is at a hspital in michigan. cases there at levels we haven't seen since november. good morning, eva. >> reporter: good morning, george. doctors here telling me the emergency room is slammed. they are once again seeing covid patients waiting in the e.r. for a bed to open. this morning, the race to vaccinate before the next surge
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hits. doctors inside michigan's beaumont hospital already seeing their e.r.s packed with new covid patients. they say they're seeing similar peak numbers they saw during the first wave. but this time, many of the patients they're seeing are younger. >> we're seeing the numbers go up and we're still seeing that sick patient population coming in, and we can definitely feel that there is an uptick for the sick patient coming. >> reporter: according to helix, a lab testing company, up to 75% of new cases in michigan could be from the more deadly and more contagious uk variant. >> we're seeing a lot more younger adults, middle-aged adults being infected. getting sick and coming in. >> reporter: cases among the young and unvaccinated are growing across the country. the cdc warning about outbreaks among the young, many tied to youth sports and extracurricular activities. >> we're seeing more and more young people get into serious
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trouble, namely severe disease, requiring hospitalization and occasionally even tragic deaths in quite young people. >> reporter: 38 states already opening vaccinations for everyone 16 and older, including new york. 16-year-old riva goldberg got her first dose of the vaccine tuesday. she's the only person in her immediate family that did not get the virus back in august. >> i'm really excited because it's one step to getting back to normal. >> reporter: on tuesday, president biden announcing he's moving up his deadline for states to make all americans eligible for the vaccine to april 19th. two weeks earlier than he had promised and less than two weeks from today. >> in every part of this country, every adult over the age of 18, 18 or older, will be eligible to be vaccinated. no more confusing rules. no more confusing restrictions. >> reporter: and that good news from moderna, new data showing
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high levels of antibodies, at least six months out, promising news for extended protection. george. >> okay, eva, thanks very much. coming up we'll have a lot more on this in our last half hour. the battle over vaccine passports, we're going to talk about how they could affect travel, some schools and companies. michael? now to critical testimony in the derek chauvin trial. police officers including an instructor who trained chauvin in the use of force taking the stand for the prosecution. the defense trying to turn those witnesses to their advantage. alex perez is at the courthouse in minneapolis this morning. good morning, alex. >> reporter: hey, good morning, michael. we've now seen nine minneapolis police officers, including the chief taking the stand all condemning chauvin's actions saying what he did is not what officers are trained to do. a steady stream of minneapolis police officers taking the stand as prosecutors worked to convince jurors that derek chauvin's actions crossed the line and led to george floyd's death.
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>> is this a use of force? >> yes, sir. >> reporter: lieutenant johnny mercil, a use of force instructor, who trained chauvin in 2018, testifying the restraint chauvin used on floyd went too far and violated department policy. >> would it be appropriate and within training to hold a subject in that prone restrained position with a knee on the neck and a knee on the back for an extended period of time after the subject had stopped offering any resistance? >> no, sir. >> or has lost their pulse? >> no, sir. >> reporter: the defense seizing an opportunity during testimony from nicole mackenzie, a medical support officer for the minneapolis pd, to make its case that the crowd gathering around the incident was a distraction and a threat keeping chauvin from rendering aid. >> have you ever had to perform emergency services in a -- not even a hostile crowd but loud excited crowd? >> yes. >> is that in your experience
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more or less difficult? >> it's incredibly difficult. >> reporter: and the defense arguing narcotics like those found in floyd's system could make a person stronger and more difficult to subdue. >> they might have what we call superhuman strength. they might be able to lift things they wouldn't normally be able to lift. >> reporter: and the prosecution also brought in an outside expert, a sergeant with the los angeles police department who testified he also found chauvin's actions were excessive. he is due back on the stand when the trial resumes later this morning. michael? >> alex, one eyewitness wants to invoke his fifth amendment rights and refuse to testify. >> reporter: that's mories hall. he was in the car with george floyd. you can see him in some of those bystander videos. floyd's girlfriend testified he had in the past provided him with drugs. his attorney saying that he will invoke his fifth amendment
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on the grounds that it may incriminate him. the judge is expected to hear more on this issue tomorrow morning. michael? >> all right, alex perez, thank you so much. we are covering all the latest on the trial. you can watch your streaming channel, or streaming channel abc newslive starting this morning at 10:00 a.m. eastern. amy? now to the very latest on that shooting rampage that left two u.s. sailors critically injured. officials say a navy medic opened fire at a business park in frederick, maryland, and was later shot to death at a nearby military base. rachel scott is there on the scene for us. good morning, rachel. >> reporter: the motive still unclear this morning, amy. but for the first time we are seeing the panic that unfolded just minutes after one of the victims was shot. this video obtained by abc news is chilling and graphic. this morning, new surveillance video showing the moments of terror right after a gunman opened fire in frederick, maryland.
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you can see one of the victims covered in blood, stumbling into this business desperate for help. the employees behind the counter racing to the door appearing to lock it. the operations manager who was inside that store speaking to abc news moments ago. >> we had no idea. you know, it took so long to process what was going on because he walks in, he's scared. he has a look of like fear in his face. he's covered in blood. after you take the time and it's all over and everything calmed down, to process everything that quickly, it was scary. >> all units, 1043, city is operating on active shooter event. >> reporter: authorities say the suspect is a navy medic and that he critically wounded two sailors, working at a research facility with an office at this business park. >> we have a male subject in an army-type suit. >> carrying a long rifle. >> reporter: a navy spokesperson telling abc news the victims were co-workers with the alleged gunman and this morning, one still in critical condition. the other released just last night. >> it's terrible.
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it's unfortunate, it's very tragic. it's happening too frequently. every time we turn on the tv we're seeing something like this happen and now it's happening in our backyard. >> reporter: the suspect identified as 38-year-old fantahun woldesenbet. overnight, authorities still searching for a motive, carrying out boxes of evidence from his home. the alleged gunman fled back to an army base, speeding past a checkpoint, officials say he was cornered by authorities, shot and killed by military personnel after taking out his rifle. and this morning i'm told that victim is in critical but stable condition. one lieutenant telling me they were really able to act quickly blasting out an alert about the suspect's vehicle because of that warning. they were able to surround the suspect within minutes after he breached the checkpoint. >> rachel scott, thanks very much. now we get the latest on the crisis at the border and heartbreaking video of a migrant boy picked up by border patrol in texas after being abandoned to fend for himself. chief national correspondent matt gutman has the latest. good morning, matt. >> reporter: hey, good morning.
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we don't yet know that little boy's name but we are learning a lot more about his story. he's from nicaragua and apparently crossed into the u.s. with a group of migrants but when he woke up near that barren field that morning they were gone and he was alone. this morning, this lost 10-year-old boy's terror. [ speaking foreign language ] >> reporter: putting a face to the more than 19,000 migrant children and teens now in federal custody. crow can see his fear. [ speaking foreign language ] >> reporter: asking the border patrol agent can you help me and hear the hurt in his voice. [ speaking foreign language ] "they left me behind," the nicaragua boy sobs to the agent who found him wandering near a barren field near the u.s./mexico border in texas. through the tears the boy says he wasn't with his mom or dad. he repeats, i came with a migrant group and they left me behind. [ speaking foreign language ]
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>> reporter: the boy telling the agent he was scared of getting robbed or kidnapped. [ speaking foreign language ] >> reporter: the border patrol telling us the boy was taken to this child detention center in donna, texas, which was so recently overcrowded children were forced to take turns sleeping on the floor. from the air, we saw the massive expansion of that facility to accommodate the many thousands of additional migrant children and teens expected to cross this year and among those minors are tender age children brought over by smugglers like these two, a 3-year-old and 5-year-old dropped over the wall near el paso last week. thankfully they were okay. now, i'm told that boy is in the process of being transferred to a shelter for migrant children ahead of being united with
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family members in the u.s. across the southwest there are so many migrant children in federal custody that facilities like this, the long beach convention center, now being converted into temporary shelters. michael? >> definitely overwhelming, matt. thank you so much. now to that race against time off the coast of norway. emergency crews trying to save a cargo ship in danger of sinking and causing an oil spill. ian pannell has the latest. >> reporter: a race against time. this morning, officials scrambling to prevent a listing cargo ship from sinking. this ship abandoned and flailing perilously in the north sea in 50-foot waves. tugboats racing to the site 50 miles off the coast of norway hoping to save the ship and prevent tons of oil spilling into the water. >> the plan is to lower a specialized group of people that will be trying to get on the ship and to connect the tow to tugboats. >> reporter: in this dramatic
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video, a dozen crew members hoisted to safety from the vessel that transports luxury yachts and boats around the world stranded in deep waters after the main engine lost power. one crew member forced to leap into the rough frigid surf, the water temperature in the low 40s. norwegian rescuers airlifting most of the crew to safety. rescuers now bracing themselves to battle dangerous winds and water to get the boat safely back to shore. >> there's still a substantial chance that the ship might capsize because the weather is still really bad. >> reporter: as for those crew members, this morning, they're just grateful to be safe and sound and on dry land. so, guys, the plan now is to try and get this rescued crew back on board this vessel, which is just floating untended out at sea, attach it to this powerful tug and then try and bring it
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back into dry land. that is supposed to take place this afternoon. guys? >> time is of the essence. >> it certainly is. ian, thank you very much. now to the billionaire boom. "forbes" releasing its annual list of the world's richest people and features the newly minted billionaires and women including kim kardashian making a record show. rebecca jarvis has that story. >> reporter: this morning, more people than ever are waking up to a new title, billionaire. "forbes" releasing its 35th annual list of the world's richest people. 3,000 billionaires. that's more billionaires than ever before including 500 who have never been on the list and more women than ever. >> the big trend was the number of newcomers. this new wealth being created at a pace like never before. >> reporter: some of the new comers include tv personality and entrepreneur kim kardashian west, worth an estimated $1 billion. but there are of course some familiar faces. jeff bezos worth 177 billion. topping the list for the fourth
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year in a row. elon musk coming in second with 151 billion. altogether the worth of those on the list is $13.1 trillion, up from $8 trillion last year. the rise occurring as most the world was shut down during the pandemic. >> it's, i think, a sign that we've got a real gap of wealth inequality in our society. this is a really -- it's a snapshot of that gap between the very richest and the rest of us. >> reporter: and a big commonality among the people on this year's billionaire's list, is that they all or most of them own stock in their own companies, and with the stock market at record highs, many of them have seen their net worth soar. a good reminder to keep socking away money in the 401(k) or retirement account, guys. >> yeah, that's the good advice. >> even if it's not going to make you a billionaire. >> exactly. thank you, rebecca. a lot more coming up here on "gma," including that stunning new headline about florida congressman matt gaetz.
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turns out he asked former president trump for a preemptive blanket pardon. plus, what's behind the vaccine proof pushback. how it could affect travel, schools, even going back to work. but first let's go to ginger. good morning, amy. you know, the skies in south dakota were electric as they went from really warm temperatures to snow. you had lightning in between, 22 severe reports, and then in kansas, lime-size hail. some of the cars. never good. level 3 severe risk today, the middle but relatively high. we got an enhanced risk. just east of little rock back into eastern parts of mississippi. watch out.
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president biden will be promoting his big infrastructure package, more than $2 trillion. republicans oppose the plan and the tax hikes to pay for it, but looking like democrats will be able to pass it without any republican votes if they are able to hold together. and the big shortage impacting restaurants, little heinz ketchup packs in high demand because americans have been ordering more take-out during the pandemic. interesting. and we do have a lot more ahead here including more on the so-called vaccine passports and how they may affect going back to school and work and, of course, michael's exclusive one-on-one with tom brady all coming up, george. but right now we get to the stunning new headline about congressman matt gaetz. sources now confirm a "new york times" report that gaetz lobbied the trump white house for a blanket presidential pardon. senior white house correspondent mary bruce has the latest. good morning, mary. >> reporter: good morning, george.
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well, congressman matt gaetz is one of president trump's most loyal and devoted supporters that he tried to leverage in the final week of the trump administration hoping for a preemptive pardon. this morning, sources tell abc news as the investigation into republican congressman matt gaetz was getting under way, the longtime trump ally turned to the former president asking him for a blanket pardon during his final weeks in office, a request that was ultimately denied. as first reported by "the new york times," it's not clear if gaetz or the president knew he was under investigation at that time. in the final months of the trump administration gaetz publicly urged the president to use his pardon power freely claiming the left was out to get trump supporters. >> he should pardon everyone from himself to his administration officials to joe exotic if he has to. >> reporter: the justice department is now investigating whether gaetz paid women for sex and if he had a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl and paid for her travel. possibly violating sex
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trafficking laws. gaetz has adamantly denied any wrongdoing. >> it is a horrible allegation and it is a lie. >> reporter: he is refusing calls for his resignation writing in an op-ed that i'm a representative in congress, not a monk and certainly not a criminal. and he's defending what he calls his lifestyle of yesteryear insisting it was not illegal writing, my personal life is and always has been conducted on my own time and my own dime. consensual adult relationships are not illegal. now, we have reached out to the congressman's office for comment several times. so far no response but in a statement to "the times" gaetz's spokesman denies that he requested a pardon in connection with this ongoing justice department investigation. >> thanks very much. >> thank you, george. now to the debate over so-called vaccine passports. the governor of texas becoming the second state leader to issue
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an executive order banning government and agencies and private businesses that get state funding for requiring proof of covid-19 vaccination. t.j. holmes joins us now with more. good morning, t.j. >> want to go to a game at the garden, stra, show me your passport. want to go to a broadway show, show me your passport. want to go to a concert, show me your passport. what about if you want to go to this college, show me your vaccine passport. plenty are saying whether i did or not is none of your business but already some states, companies and some colleges are saying otherwise. should you have to prove you've been vaccinated with a passport? governor abbott saying no issuing an executive order prohibiting government mandated passport. >> government should not require any texan to show proof of vaccination and reveal private health information just to go about their daily lives. >> reporter: florida's governor banned them last week and went a step further blocking businesses
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from requiring them saying they would create two classes of citizens based on vaccination, but in new york, they're already rolling out with people using a digital app called excelsior pass to show proof of vaccination. the white house made it clear that the government will not mandate them on a federal level but the fight involving private institutions is just getting started. brown university, rutgers and others are requiring on campus students to get vaccinated by next fall unless they have a medical or religious exemption, a move that got swift pushback. >> i should not be pressured into taking it. >> reporter: norwegian cruise lines announced proof of vaccination will be required for all passengers and crew members. virgin voyages announced a similar plan last month. >> we think that's the right thing to do. to create that safe environment. >> hearing vaccine passport might conjure up a lot of images but they'll be digital, apps
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that you carry around so whether or not you can be required will be a lot of legal questions and maybe we should talk to a lawyer about it. >> let's bring in chief legal analyst dan abrams. this appears to be legal, right? >> yeah, for a private business, it's pretty clear that they're allowed to implement health protocols as they see fit. remember, even the state is allowed to demand that people get vaccines. we've seen that -- the supreme court decision with regard to smallpox, which said yes, even states can require it. so no doubt that private businesses are allowed to say we're going to demand this, remember, though, if it's an employer, you have to think about those exemptions. the religious and, you know, the other kinds of medical exemptions, et cetera, if that's the case with regard to an employer, though, i think the employer could still say you can't come into the office but they'd have to make accommodations for the person to do their work. >> with those.
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but what about governors trying to put a ban on the passports? >> look, they can probably do that with regard to government entities, government businesses, government-related businesses, et cetera, but they probably can't do it with regard to those private businesses, so that's going to be the interesting legal ground, is going to be any challenges to these governors basically saying, it's a ban because, for example, the cruise industry in florida, huge business and they want to sail and start this in florida and want to require this and they're going to either have to figure out a way to try to challenge which probably won't be successful or potentially think about having to move their ports. >> dan abrams, thanks very much. michael. all right, george, coming up next, my exclusive one-on-one with tom brady on his big move to tampa and what he thought about his rookie card selling for 2.25 million bucks. we'll be right back. selling for 2.25 million bucks. we'll be right back.
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we are back now with that abc news exclusive. michael, you went one-on-one with tom brady for the seven time super bowl champion's first sit-down interview since that historic win with the tampa bay bucs. >> yes, i did. you know what, we met up in disney world, and because we were in a closed area and socially distanced we were able
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to be maskless for this interview and we talked about everything from leaving boston to responding to the haters. it felt like not that long ago i said, tom, it's unbelievable, you just won your sixth super bowl. >> yeah. >> now i'm sitting here going, tom, it's really unbelievable, you won your seventh super bowl. in this case it really is remarkable. you did it on a different team. >> yep. >> in a pandemic. so how did all of that come together? >> you know, i think that's a big part of what i understood last year, things are going to be different. going to try to work within what's currently happening but still try to do the best i could do. all of it was amazing obviously with the way the season ended. so it was a great year. >> you had 20 years with the patriots. you're familiar with the system, your surroundings, and you come to a bucs team. how was it starting from scratch. >> a lot of ways really invigorating. when you're at the patriots everyone would introduce themselves to me because i was kind of the mainstay but i was the new guy for the first time, you know, and that was a really different experience.
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>> you go to the bucs and there were a lot of talking heads, a lot of pundits -- not me, not me, i got your back. >> i know you do. >> who said it's not going to work. the bucs won't go anywhere. tom brady should retire. i saw you posting something on instagram recounting all these things that were said about you. >> tom brady has not been good this year. >> tom brady's just about done. he is going to fall off a cliff. >> what do you have to say to those people now? >> i was always kind of motivated by people who say you can't do it. you're not good enough. you're not fast enough. i've had a body of work over a period of time so, you know, you just say, hey, like, quickly you forget. i think that's the great part about football. it's not about what you did last year but what you do this year. i still feel that way. >> so i'm going to paraphrase that for you. for everybody out there, seven rings, shut your mouth. >> tom brady, super bowl champion for the seventh time. >> i look at you on this team
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and the vibe, it's relaxed. >> yeah. >> it's a florida vibe. it's chill. you know, it's not quite retirement vibe. >> no. >> but it's like you're enjoying yourself and how was it playing for bruce arians? i know he's different than belichick. >> it was amazing. he's a great motivator. a great feel for the team and great pulse for what's going on in the locker room. great intuition. when you're in one place for 20 years you think that's the only way. when you go to a different place you realize, wow, there's another way that people do things. >> and your rookie card sold for a record $2.25 million. >> i know. it's -- it's surreal and makes me want to go check all my cards that i have stored. there's got to be one in there somewhere. i kept all these cards for all these years. when i was coming out i was trying to like make some money. my agent, steve, was like, got a
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trading card deal for you. sign a thousand cards and they're going to pay you 20 cents a card. i was like 20 cents -- five -- i'm going to be rich. unbelievable. 21 years later you see these cards that are worth that kind of money. i definitely should have kept some of them but, whatever, i think it all worked out pretty god. >> he's right. it worked out pretty good. >> yeah. he's doing all right. >> but that is just a piece of what we talked about. coming up, we talk about his family life and that super bowl party boat celebration that -- >> i got to ask how many cards in a row did you sign? >> i've signed thousands at one sitting, yeah. yeah, yeah. >> how much are they worth? >> nothing. [ laughter ] >> all right, i doubt that. coming up next we have our "play of the day."
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building a better bay area, moving forward, finding solutions. this is abc7 news. good morning. jobina fortson is standing by to look at the roads. >> good morning, everyone. there is a car that is out of gas on the richmond san rafael bridge that is causing a big backup for people trying to make their way to the north bay. lived look in emeryville right now. the sensors are really showing that off. you can see that long stretch from richmond to emeryville. speeds are run 27 miles per hour. mike. hi, everybody. cooler breezes today under partly cloudy skies. 53 at half moon bay to 69 in antioch. it is going to be another day with tree pollen. we are going to have seesaw
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temperatures through friday. warmer away from the coach starting on saturday. coming up on gma, more of the exclusive what tom brady, opening up about family life and that super ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. the race to vaccinate before the next covid surge. michigan hospitals now seeing a spike in covid patients. >> we're seeing more and more young people get into serious trouble. >> as president biden moves up the deadline to make all americans vaccine eligible. officers take the stand in the trial of derek chauvin. a lieutenant who trained chauvin testifying that the restraint used on george floyd went too far. plus, what the defense is saying about that crowd gathering around the devastating incident. the new headline on fertility. why women may be experiencing menopause later in life. dr. ashton here with the latest on what it means for your health. ♪ something big i feel it happening ♪ from prince to executive producer.
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harry and meghan's first show and the blockbuster netflix deal revealed. why it's so close to the prince's heart. it's go time. >> starstruck and thunder struck. >> "thunder force," remember it. >> melissa mccarthy and octavia spencer join us live. >> don't throw that bus. >> i can't hear you because i'm literally throwing a bus. >> on teaming up for their super hilarious new movie. and getting real with the g.o.a.t. one-on-one with seven-time super bowl champ tom brady at disney world. on fatherhood, his future in football and the secret to his 12-year marriage to gisele. plus, what he still has left to prove. >> will you join us? >> no, thanks. i'm already on a winning team. >> and he's saying -- >> good morning, america. ♪ thunder struck ♪ good morning, america. great to be with you on this
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wednesday. tom brady is having us laugh ing this morning. he's got all sorts of little one-liners there. >> yeah, he keeps on winning. >> it's fun to win, isn't it? >> it's something else. he is a fun interview. second part is coming up. you're going to enjoy that. also this morning, we are cooking up another delicious day of our ultimate pasta week and this morning, we're settling the great carbonara debate with tiktok pasta queen, nadia katerina munno. lara is already getting started. >> until ultimate pasta week started, i didn't know there was a great carbonara debate. >> neither did i. but right now, we're going to take a look at the covid variant and the vaccine. a live look in florida people lining up for their shot at a site getting extra doses due it demand. more than 108 million americans have at least one shot now. that acceleration being met by rising covid cases in many parts of the country and back to eva pilgrim at a hard hit hospital in michigan. good morning, eva. >> reporter: good morning,
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george. doctors here telling me that the emergency room here is slammed. they are once again seeing covid patients waiting in the e.r. for a bed to open. this morning, doctors inside michigan's beaumont hospital seeing their e.r.s packed with new covid patients. they say they're seeing similar peak numbers they saw during the first wave. but this time, many of the patients they're seeing are younger. cases among the young and unvaccinated are growing across the country. the cdc warning about outbreaks among the young, many tied to youth sports and extracurricular activities. >> we're seeing more and more young people get into serious trouble. namely severe disease, requiring hospitalization and occasionally even tragic deaths in quite young people. >> reporter: 38 states already opening vaccinations for everyone 16 and older, including new york. 16-year-old riva goldberg got
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her first dose of the vaccine tuesday. she's the only person in her immediate family who did not get the virus back in august. >> i'm really excited. it's one step to getting things back to normal. >> reporter: on tuesday, president biden announced he is moving up his deadline for states to make all american adults eligible for the vaccine to april 19th. that's two weeks earlier than he originally planned and, guys, that is less than two weeks away. michael? >> definitely some progress. eva, thank you so much. we're turning now to the latest in the derek chauvin trial and that critical testimony from senior police officers, including an instructor who trained chauvin in the use of force taking the stand. let's go back to alex perez at the courthouse in minneapolis with more. good morning again, alex. >> reporter: hey, good morning, once again, michael. the trial just started back up a few moments ago, back on the stand is an outside expart brought in from the lapd, testifying that chauvin's use of force was excessive officer after officer taking the stand
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saying chauvin was wrong. lieutenant johnny mercil, a use of force instructor who trained chauvin in 2018, testifying the restraint chauvin used on floyd went too far and violated department policy. >> would it be appropriate and within training to hold a subject in that prone restrained position with a knee on the neck and a knee on the back for an extended period of time after the subject had stopped offering any resistance? >> no, sir. >> or has lost their pulse? >> no, sir. >> reporter: the defense seizing an opportunity during testimony from nicole mackenzie, a medical support officer for the minneapolis pd, to make its case that the crowd gathering around the incident was a distraction and a threat keeping chauvin from rendering aid. >> have you ever had to perform emergency services in a -- just not even a hostile crowd but just a loud excited crowd? >> yes.
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>> is that in your experience more or less difficult? >> it's incredibly difficult. >> reporter: they're expected to call medical experts. michael? >> all right, alex, thank you so much. amy? well, michael, take a look at this, a foul ball literally caught on camera. >> here it comes, right in your living room. >> boom, it happened during the cardinals/marlins game. tyler o'neil hit that ball, fouled directly into the camera lens. by the way, this was a costly at bat. the marlins' announcers estimating that camera lens cost about $35,000. you should know o'neil paid for it too. he struck out on the next pitch. ouch. all right, coming up, we have more of my one-on-one with tom brady on family and fatherhood and what the g.o.a.t. is saying about that super bowl party on the boat. also ahead, the 7-year-old speaking up about a pocket problem. how old navy is responding when it comes to jeans for girls. and it's ultimate pasta week.
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♪ karma, karma, karma chameleon ♪ you honestly don't want to know what we were talking about just before we came on. there's no way. sorry to tease it that way but we're not going to share it. welcome back to "gma" on this wednesday morning. tomorrow, tory will bring "deals & steals" bargains $20 and under. >> that's great. let's head to lara spencer and some "pop news." >> hi, amy, good morning to you all. we're going to begin with a
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reunion 20 years in the making. julia roberts and george clooney teaming up for a new romantic comedy called "ticket to paradise." the first time we saw these two play love interests was in 2001's "ocean's eleven" and this time it's a little different. they're playing a divorced couple joining forces, getting back together to stop their love-struck daughter from repeating their past mistakes and maybe they learn a little something themselves in the process. "ticket to paradise" also marks a return to the big screen for julia. her last movie was in 2018. clooney has been busy behind the camera, doing a lot of directing and producing. we'll see carrie fisher's daughter co-starring as their daughter when "ticket to paradise" opens in september of next year. also this morning, we have an exclusive first look for you at the new trailer for "cruella" starring emma stone. she plays an edgy young designer named estella in the 1970s london area before she becomes the one and only cruella de vil.
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take a look. >> she thought she owned everyone. >> why are you speaking? >> i think you nicked me. >> but there's something about poetic justice that's just so poetic. >> what was your name? >> cruella. ♪ if you can't make your mind up ♪ >> i guess you must hate her. ♪ we'll never get started ♪ >> she has made it hard. and i choose me. ♪ perhaps, perhaps, perhaps ♪ >> oh, it looks so good. as you probably noticed there, emma stone is teaming up with another oscar-winning emma. that's emma thompson playing her arch rival. a former cruella, glenn close on the board as executive producer. the queen of mean "cruella" makes her grand debut in theaters on disney plus may 28th. also some news on neil diamond. in 2019 the grammy winner announced his life and music
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would be turned into a broadway musical and this morning, we're happy to tell you the production has announced "diamond show" will make its world premiere in boston for a limited four-week engagement next june at the emerson colonial theater. "a beautiful noise" is the name of the play. it will tell the story of his life set to some of the greatest hits from his five-decade career. after the boston shows, the plan is to open right here on broadway and you know what, it's so good, so good, so good. yeah. finally, we want you to meet a pocket-size inspiration who used her little voice for big change. as part of a class project on how to write a pervasive letter 7-year-old kamryn gardner wrote to old navy expressing her frustration over fake pockets on girls' jeans. she explained she wants to put her hands in them, maybe other stuff just like her brothers can with their jeans. guess what? old navy heard her loud and clear.
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they sent kamryn four pairs of girls' jeans and, yep, they had real pockets. that's all i got for you. that's "pop news." i'll be back with some pasta later in the show. for now back to you in the studio. >> thank you, lara. >> i know you were cooking. get back to it. now to our "gma" cover story, we have more of my exclusive interview with seven-time super bowl champ tom brady. we met up at disney world and because we were in a closed area of the park and socially distanced, we were able to be maskless for this interview where he spoke about his family, what he feels like he has to prove next and, of course, that victory boat parade. for tom brady after spending six months of the year dedicated to football, the off-season is dedicated to family. what are some of the things you guys have been doing? >> we went skiing. had a little trip there. we have a place in costa rica we've been to. we were in the middle east for a week and then here at disney. >> so how are you spending your time here at disney world? >> well, there's a lot to see at disney world. this is a great place.
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the kids, i mean, how they look forward to coming to disney it brings excitement out of you. last night, my son said, dad, that was the best day of my life and he meant it. >> how are you on some of these rides? >> i'm horrible. i go on the simplest rides and my head is spinning and my daughter does not want to go with her. she's just like i just want to be with my friends. i'm like we're already here. dad was everything. >> does that break your heart? >> just one ride? can i sit next to you on one ride? >> what do you hope your kids learn from your success? >> trying to keep them grounded and they'll have to work hard and mom and dad's life is unique in this world. i don't want them to take those things for granted. i want them to make the impact in the world that they're going to make, but they're going to make it in their way too. >> tom and his wife gisele just recently celebrated 12 years of marriage. what are your secrets to a successful marriage? >> i give her a lot of credit for that. she's the one that supports the family. at the end of the day makes a
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lot of sacrifices and she brings out the best version of me. >> reporter: his family present for every super bowl win. >> you're looking at the greatest right there. >> you're the oldest player in nfl history to win a super bowl. >> yeah. >> i know a lot has to do with the way you take care of yourself. >> for an athlete your body is your asset. what i eat, what i drink, how i work out, all those things cumulatively add up. i started working with my friend alex who has changed my life. now it's part of my life. >> super bowl, mvp, there's the parade. a boat parade which looked pretty cool. >> from what i remember, yes, it was pretty cool. >> yes. what was going through your mind when you had the lombardi trophy and said, i completed plenty of passes in the game, let me throw it from one boat to the other? >> first of all, there was not a lot going through my mind at that point. that was not smart for a couple
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reasons. one is, if we drop it, that's a little bit of a problem. but the worst thing that could happen is that the edges on that trophy are so sharp. had those things clipped one of my boys in the other boat, it would have been an ugly parade. >> but the thing is you had fun. i love that people got a chance to see a different side of you that they never see and it was great to see you get off the boat. >> yeah. >> do you remember that part? >> barely. i had a lot of fun and i don't get to do that. you know, it's hard to relax. and when you're out in public and there's phones -- not that i would do anything but it still doesn't feel like comfortable for me, my personality to have people filming. so i tend to just stay at home more and i don't go out a lot. >> after the super bowl, one of my favorite things is to see the families of the players. >> yeah. >> come up to the players and just enjoy it, but we saw gisele whisper into your ear. what more do you have to prove? so, tom, what more do you have to prove?
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>> i don't think proving it for me is the motivation. like i still want to play. i got a little sickness that just wants to throw a frickin' spiral you know what i mean. also, about football, once you stop, you can't go back and do it. i got some more football in me. not a lot. i know that. what i got left i'm going to give everything i got. >> he doesn't know any other way and i think he still feels like that sixth round draft pick, nothing is expected of him and he wants to prove people wrong and he continues to do so. >> every single year. >> his attitude is fascinating. he gave us an update about his knee surgery. he has some healing to do before playing football, but he should be doing more in the next two to three weeks, football-related exercises. good news for you bucs fans out there. not for the rest of the nfl. now we go to ginger. hey, ginger. i'm sure they're like, come on, just retire. how about we do this, we're not retiring spring snow, not in
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utah, where they saw up to 13 inches of spring snow. these images are from cottonwood canyon. they always take such nice video. i do want to mention as many people are seeing, you know, 70s and 80s this week east of the rockies, mid to late april looks like we'll see below average temperatures. this could be a degree or two i am still lacking any chances of rain the next 10 days. 53 at half moon bay to barely 70 in morgan hill. blanketing clouds and mid to upper 40s. my seven-day forecast, a seesaw through friday before temperatures take off and now to a "gma" health alert. a new study published in "the journal of the american medical association" finding women in the u.s. may be experiencing
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menopause at a later age and may have slightly more reproductive years overall than 40 years ago. dr. jen ashton joins us with more on this. jen, hi there. tell us about this study. what does it show? >> this was an interesting study done by researchers at temple university of pennsylvania and my alma mater columbia university and they tracked timing of some major reproductive milestones over a women's life. when they got their first period, when they go through menopause. take a look at their numbers, what they found. on average the age of menopause increased from 48.4 to 49.9. that's about a year and a half. that increased their average reproductive years span from age 35 to 37.1. and then the age that a girl got her first period dropped slightly from 13.5 to 12.7. so, you know, this is kind of an important number here and it's good to get a grip on what's
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happening over a woman's reproductive life. >> that is very interesting, but what's the significance of those numbers for women? >> well, when an ob/gyn hears this we think heart disease and cancer. the good news is that with this broadening of the total reproductive lifespan, if you will, you see a slight decrease potentially in cardiovascular disease. however, there is the possibility for an increase in risk of what we call hormonally responsive cancers. so breast cancer, ovarian cancer and endometrial cancer. the more hormonal stimulation across a woman's lifetime those cancers can go up. >> so what is your advice for women and young girls with this new information? >> well, i think when women hear this we have to remember these milestones in life while natural can be problematic. there's a range of symptoms. so on the milder end, both when a first period and menopause, guess what, the symptoms can be the same. fatigue, cramping, but there can be severe symptoms as well --
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mood changes, severe pelvic pain, heavy bleeding. that can affect both teenagers and women around menopause. so good to be aware. >> all right, thank you very much, dr. jen. we appreciate it. >> you bet. >> george? we get the latest now on harry and meghan announcing their first project after signing a massive deal with netflix. it's a passion project for harry and maggie rulli is at buckingham palace with the details. good morning, maggie. >> reporter: george, good morning. this is a major step for the couple's big, new production company and they're going big. they're bringing in oscar winners to help direct it and harry says he's made us a promise that he himself will be making an appearance. prince harry and meghan are officially coming to tv screens near you. the couple announcing their first series on netflix since signing that blockbuster multi-year deal with the streaming giant next year.
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"heart of invictus" will follow service members from around the globe as they train for the next invictus games. >> we will compete with all we have. >> reporter: an international sports competition for sick or injured military personnel and veterans that harry founded in 2014. >> i had seen firsthand the transformative power of sports in helping people physically and psychologically recover and knew that the invictus games would change lives, capture hearts and inspire a generation. >> having this on netflix is the most amazing multiplier for invictus. it will give a global spotlight to some of the most incredible, inspiring men and women you could ever encounter. >> prince harry. >> reporter: it was at the 2017 games in toronto where we first saw harry and meghan together walking hand in hand. and in 2018, the newlyweds opened the games during their royal tour in sydney. >> this docu-series really gives us insight as to how harry and meghan will be working with netflix. not only lending their names as executive producers on a
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number of their projects but also starring in them too. >> let's do it. >> reporter: it's the latest in a number of power moves from the couple. prince harry announcing last month he's joining the corporate world as an executive for the employee coaching and mental health firm, betterup, and the couple will also be creating podcasts for spotify. of course, they're also busy being mom and dad to archie, who is almost 2, and a baby girl on the way, due this summer. good to see the couple has their hands full with some very cute projects as well. now, guys, remember, this big new production is just the first of many productions the couple set to make for netflix soon. as for the games they were unfortunately canceled the last two years because of the pandemic, but we can all look forward to exactly one year from now, in april of 2022, the games are on in the netherlands. >> good news, maggie rulli, thanks very much. coming up, lara getting ready for our day two of our ultimate pasta week. >> announcer: tomorrow, what could be better than "deals & steals," all $20 and under? how about deals and john stamos
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building a better bay area. moving forward, finding solutions, this is abc 7 news. good morning. i'm kumasi aaron from abc 7 mornings. california is about to take its biggest leap out of covid safety restrictions on june 15. all of california will fully reopen its economy if two criteria are met. the state must have a sufficient vaccine supply and hospital rates have to stay low. it allows for large-scale indoor events including conventions with testing more
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small decisions make a world of difference. ikea. welcome back. let's take a look at what is going on outside. you can see the clouds are starting to break up from our exploratory him camera on pier 15. a good day for outdoor activities. just watch out for the pollen. it will be up to about 7 degrees cooler than yesterday especially the closer you are to any bay shoreline or coast where the breezes will be coming up the water. mid to upper 50s in san francisco. everybody else in the low to upper 60s. the high tree pollen out there is cedar, juniper, oak, and sycamore. much warmer away from the coast starting saturday.
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we will have another abc 7 update in about 30 minutes but you can always find the latest on our app and www.abcn ♪ bring me a higher love ♪ ♪ bring me a higher love ♪ yes, welcome back and we are very excited for not one, but two outstanding actors joining us right now. >> we love them apart and we love them even more together. octavia spencer and melissa mccarthy, the true dream team. they are suiting up for their new superhero movie "thunder force." good morning to you two and you put a smile -- we're laughing just looking at your faces on the screen. just makes us happy, just makes us smile. >> i don't know how to take that. >> it's a fantastic thing. but i think people don't realize you two have been good years for over 20 years. so i'm curious what do you feel like your friend's real-life
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superpower is? octavia, what do you think melissa's real-life superpower is? >> well, she has so many in all honesty, but one of the things that strikes me most is her generosity. she's one of the most generous people i've ever met. and her and ben combined, it's just like -- you love them and you wish that there were more people like them in the world. >> wow, melissa, with that being said you got to come strong. what is octavia's superpower? >> what? i wasn't listening. no. i'll tell you, octavia's superpower is literally, one, she is a unicorn. she's like a magical creature and the most present person on earth and makes every person, every conversation, every good morning, everybody she comes into contact with, she makes them feel better and she makes
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them feel special and you watch her do it all day and it's completely genuine and it's a wonderful thing. with so many people like in their phones in their this, not acknowledging people, no one -- no one talks to octavia and doesn't leave feeling better about themselves. >> i love women who love women and support each other. this is great. melissa, let's talk about the movie, i hear -- we hear that you really love stunt work. so what is it about stunts that you love and do you have a favorite move? >> you know what, i love stunts. i love -- my favorite, favorite, favorite -- i love the training for it because it takes nine million separate things to go exactly correct to make any of it work. i love the wire work. i don't know what it says about me. if you pull me up and spin me around -- i think it takes me
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back to my gymnastic days. i'm 50 but you can put me up in wires, yeah, i can spin around. >> octavia, you like the wires too? >> i realized that stunt work might not be my favorite. >> let's take a look at a clip. >> thunder force needs this bus. lydia, no. do not throw that bus. lydia. >> i got it. >> no, they're too far away. do not throw that bus. >> i can't hear you because i'm literally throwing a bus. oh! >> dad, that lady just threw a bus. >> my god, i just threw a bus. >> superhero suits look pretty amazing. you joke in the movie about how they smell? is that true? >> no. no, those suits were actually
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bionic. i was like are we getting into skin tight super suits and going in front of cameras? are we out of our minds? then they make these suits and make so many -- it's such beautiful work. then we put them on and literally we were both like, oh, it's like the arms kind of went up. then i was like i feel pretty good about myself. and, no, that was just a joke we wrote in. we smelled fine. >> octavia, your character in the movie plays a song from glenn frey to get pumped up particularly "smuggler's blues." do you have a go-to song to get yourself pumped up on a personal note? >> it depends on. sometimes i need the theme of "rocky" to get on the treadmill. >> da, da, da, da, da -- >> i'm getting pumped up to ask
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this next question, i'll tell you that. melissa, your husband ben falcone directed this movie. he was on earlier this week and told us that the both of you showed up super early to set. is that because you both wanted to be super prepared or were you just trying to one-up each other? >> no, i'll tell you who is -- i nerdishly -- i'm never late. it's a thing that drives me crazy. i like to be early to make sure i'm never late. he just kind of gets there on time. he doesn't have that same like thing but then i'm always the first one to set and then this was -- working with octavia was the only time in my life every time i was on my way to set early they're like, sure, octavia is already there. i'm like, what? she got there earlier. we would do all our own stand-in stuff and we both really like to prepare and we figure fundamental we can run it five, six times with camera -- by the time we're ready to shoot we're
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all ready to go so we do our homework. >> it seemed like an amazingly happy set. >> oh. it was -- >> it was not. it was not as serious -- there was like -- i mean, there was bad catalog shoots. we were making everybody in their costumes do like, okay, and they would -- there's one of bateman. he throws himself on the stairs. i've got blackmail stuff for years. >> well, we cannot wait to watch. i'm so excited. i already have my friday night all planned out. melissa, octavia, thank you both for being with us. we appreciate it and everyone, "thunder force" premieres on netflix this friday. all right. coming up next, how to sharpen your skills to get the job you want. plus, ultimate pasta week and lara is getting ready as we get ready to settle this great
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we are back with a new way to get the job you want. the employment social platform linkedin is offering classes to help job hunters sharpen the skills that employers are looking for. rebecca jarvis is back with more. hey, rebecca. >> reporter: hey, george, and the good news here is that the pace of hiring is picking up. there were 7.4 million job openings right now and employers, the trick here is to find the skills that they are looking for and to have those skills and these free courses
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are a way that you can gain them and fast track yourself to landing your dream job. rochelle is a hard-working mom of two who recently found herself at a crossroads. >> i was working and in factory work. mostly it turned out to be temporary or dead end. so after another temp job ended, i found myself unemployed. i was thinking how am i going to pay the bills for me and my family? >> reporter: so she started looking for a way to pivot and that's when she discovered microsoft's global skills initiative that allowed her to gain new certifications through free online courses on linkedin. >> what i ended up doing taking the sales and customer service at the same time so i jammed a lot into a small period of time and i landed some certificates which helped me in my job search. >> reporter: the different learning courses help job seekers qualify for the ten most in demand careers including
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customer service specialist, project manager, data analysis, sales development representative, and software developer. plus, microsoft along with linkedin just announced a commitment to help 250,000 companies like gap and taskrabbit make hires based on skills over other qualifications. >> the industries that are hiring like crazy, they can't find enough people. it's because they've been looking the wrong way. many people laid off during this pandemic have the skills needed for these job openings. so it's really looking at the skills as opposed to education or the network, more those traditional ways of seeking out candidates. >> reporter: it's how rochelle was able to land a new full time job as a customer service representative. >> now that i have this full time job it's like a big relief, like now i actually made it. i can be content with like that. >> reporter: well done, rochelle. and you can get started too. you need to start out by having
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a linkedin account. make one for free. then once there search linkedin learning, it will ask a few questions about the types of things you're interested in learning about and the type of jobs you're interested in seeking. then you're on your way to earning certificates and landing your dream job. michael? >> rebecca, thank you, as always. always helping so many people. thank you for that. now we go to our ultimate pasta week, this morning we're cooking up carbonara. our viewers are joining in on the fun whipping up the classic dish. and joining us now is tiktok's reigning pasta queen nadia caterina munno. and, nadia, good morning to you, first of all. and also i want to talk about something "the new york times" created an uproar with a couple of months ago. it published a recipe for smokey tomato carbonara. we want to know where you stand. can it be carbonara with
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tomatoes? >> no, it can't. here is why, michael. the carbonara was created in rome by our roman chef as a gift to the american troops that liberated italy during the second world war. so you don't want to mess with that. >> no, we're not messing with that. so your answer is no. i'm sticking with you because you know more about this than i do. now we'll start cooking. we've been watching lara cook all morning long. only four ingredients in the dish. what do we start with? >> okay, first you're going to have your pasta water on. toss the spaghetti in while you're sizzling your pancetta. you want it light golden but not dry and too greasy. so we've done that. it releases all the oils that you'll be using to create the perfect mixture of beauty just like you are. >> ooh, okay. are we cooking or are we cooking? >> and we cooking, of course, we are. so what you want to do is then
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create your sauce, which is very simply made with egg yolks and you want one egg yolk per person. one sweet, add one extra for the pot. >> i like that. >> one thing i wanted to mention, michael, is you want to use pasta which has been made with a bronze dye, okay? why? because the bronze dye creates a rough surface and that's what holds your sauce. so it's very important when you go and buy it in the store, you check out the packaging which says bronze dyed and dried at low temperature. it's the best tasting pasta. >> that's some great advice right there. and now -- >> exactly. >> when we have the pasta
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cooking as well, what are the tips to making the pasta perfect? >> so the pasta -- first of all, of course, you got taking it out al dente. that's the best, most important part. so you want to time it right. we're making the sauce with one egg yolk per person and about one-third of a cup of pecorino romano cheese per person. you toss it in and you get yourself a whisk and you whisk it all together, okay? you want to make it nice and creamy and then you're going to get yourself a scruncher, which is a pepper mill. you're going to want to scrunch half a teaspoon of pepper into your mixture. okay. that makes a nice beautiful carbonara taste. and then once you got the cream done, you can also add a little
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bit of one shallot and oils to your egg mix and pretty much your sauce is done. it's so simple. it's so fast, okay. so the spaghetti is ready, guys. so i've got it right here. you want to toss the spaghetti inside your pot with the pancetta already in, okay. you need to make sure that the pot is cooled down. so it's off the stove at least for ten minutes. you don't want to add your egg mixture and make it scrambled. that's a big no-no for italians. >> we know that -- we know lara has been cooking all morning. i want to ask her, lara, is it as easy as nadia made it seem? what do you think about it? have you had a chance to taste it? let us know.
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give us your report. >> i have to say i'm going to give myself a thumb's up on this. it was really easy. it's got -- i think the pasta tip that she gave is so good because the sauce is really sticking on it and i love it. and you know i'm a little challenged in this department. so i'm very excited to make this for the family. >> well, lara, thank you so much for that. >> that's wonderful. >> lara, we appreciate you. make sure you save me a plate. nadia, thank you so much for joining us and helping us cook the perfect carbonara and you can get this recipe on our website at good good morning. i am abc7 news meteorologist mike nico. mostly cloudy then partly cloudy today but 50s and 60s. cooler than yesterday and below average for most of u time now for the world premiere of the trailer for
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>> reporter: time now for the world premiere of the trailer for "those who wish me dead." it is the upcoming thriller with oscar winner angelina jolie still reeling from three lives she failed to save in a fire and finds a teenage murder witness in the montana wilderness being pursued by assassins. that's a lot. take a look. >> i read the wind wrong. i should have gone to them. >> then you'd be dead too. >> that's our job. >> hey, stop. i'm not going to hurt you. i want to see where the blood is coming from. >> it's not my blood. >> you in trouble? >> my dad said if anything happened i should find someone i could trust.
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are you someone i can trust? >> we promise absolutes. act accordingly. >> give him something else to worry about. ♪ you can run for a long time ♪ >> listen, you're going to run and you're going to keep running. that eats everything in its path. >> you really want to die for this, kid? ♪ >> take a deep breath. hold it and lay back. >> what happens next? >> you look him right in the eye. >> "those who wish me dead,"
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♪ welcome back to "gma." every day is earth day at national geographic and we have news about their plans for a whole new kind of earth day celebration. later this month check it out. for more than 130 years national geographic has been showcasing powerful and inspirational images of our planet. now to honor this year's earth day they're adding music to the mix. ♪ blue skies and sunshine and plenty of space ♪ >> reporter: on april 21st or earth day eve nat geo streams a free concert to honor the natural world featuring performances by willie nelson, yo-yo ma, ziggy marley and more. >> we're affecting the planet. whatever we do is affecting it. to realize that is to start the acceptance of some responsibility for it. if you live in a house and the roof is leaking, you're not going to make it leak. you're going to try and fix it.
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>> reporter: the artists coming together playing music to raise awareness for planet earth. ♪ i don't want to live on mars ♪ >> reporter: ziggy marley playing a song "i don't want to live on mars" as part of the concert. >> i imagine the planet to be someone i love and that mars is like this other -- to answer that, i would never leave this planet -- we need to look at the planet as our home, we need to take care of it. ♪ i just want to be with you and do the right things to you ♪ >> and you can stream the concert on nat geo's website or youtube channel on earth day eve, wednesday, april 21st, 8:30 p.m. eastern. come experience the grand opening of floor and decor's newest location in pleasant hill!
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building a better bay area. moving forward, finding solutions, this is abc 7 news. good morning. i'm kumasi aaron from abc 7 mornings. three more bay area vein counties will be able to open with higher capacity. contra costa, napa, and sonoma counties mackerel transitioning from the red tier 2 the less restrictive orange tier. solano county is the only red deer. let's take a look at our temperatures. they are up a couple of degrees from our lows. the breezes are going to be an issue. they will keep our temperatures cooler than yesterday. they will be moving perpendicular so that will be an issue for our higher pro fire vehicles. away from the coast, it gets warmer starting saturday.
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