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>> yes. let's hope he stays his way near the coast this weekend. 60s there 90s inla good morning, america. standstill. johnson & johnson's one-dose vaccine still on pause. that emergency cdc meeting where officials said they need more information as we learn more about those rare blood clotting cases. the biden administration defending the pause while those with canceled appointments look to find new ones. tensions growing. night four of protests after the fatal shooting of daunte wright. the former police officer charged with second degree manslaughter in the shooting of wright after mistaking her gun for her taser as wright's family insists the shooting was no accident. the trial of derek chauvin. the former medical examiner testifying for the defense suggesting that underlying health issues and exposure to carbon monoxide may have been
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the cause of george floyd's death. how prosecutors pushed back. coming home. >> i concluded that it's time to end america's longest war. it's time for american troops to come home. >> president biden announces his plan to withdraw all u.s. troops from afghanistan by september 11th. caught on camera. >> you're in the wrong neighborhood. >> a white soldier charged with assault for harassing a black man demanding to know where he lives, at one point shoving him. >> you better walk away. you walk away. >> what we know this morning. living his truth. an outpouring of support for colton underwood after the former bachelor reveals that he is gay. >> i'm like the happiest and healthiest i've been in my life and that means the world to me. >> more from our interview with colton this morning only on "gma." ♪ ain't no mountain high enough ♪ and no mountain high enough has a new meaning. this man's cell phone running out of power at the top of a
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mountain, just enough charge left to send this photo. the stranger who saw it online, recognized the location and helped bring him home. good morning, america. we hope your thursday morning is off to a good start. we have a lot to get to this morning. as we come on the air, the secretary of state just landing in afghanistan for an unannounced visit. we're going to get to that in a minute. >> we will, but we're going to begin with that vaccine setback. johnson & johnson's one-dose shot still on pause. >> the cdc advisory committee met yesterday and decided they need more information and we're learning more about those rare blood clotting cases. whit johnson is at a vaccination site here in new york with the latest. good morning, whit. >> reporter: george, good morning to you. the extended pause on the johnson & johnson vaccine is getting pushback from some doctors and governors who are worried this will only further damage public confidence in the vaccine. but even though those blood
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clots are extremely rare, the cdc panel insists they need more time to get a full understanding of what's happening. this morning, use of the johnson & johnson vaccine remains at a standstill. a cdc advisory panel looking into those rare cases of blood clots deciding to hold off on making a decision about using the vaccine until they have more information. several doctors on the panel saying they were not comfortable lifting the pause just yet. >> i'm definitely in favor of a pause because the true incidence of this condition may be revealed now that we've had so many more doses administered. >> and by having a little more robust information, i think we can be much more confident in how we talk about the safety of this vaccine. >> reporter: the rare blood clots reported in only 6 of the nearly 7 million americans who have received the j&j one-dose vaccine. a less than 1 in a million occurrence. all six were women between 18 and 48 years old.
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they got sick within two weeks of getting vaccinated. some of the clots formed in the brain. it is unclear if the vaccine is responsible for those clots. while none of these patients had a known clotting disorder, three women were obese. one had high blood pressure and one had asthma. it is not known if those conditions contributed to their risk. three are still hospitalized. one woman died. the administration insisting they were right to pause the vaccine while they investigate. >> i want to share with you my confidence in the system that we have in place. jointly cdc and fda were able to identify these rare events and act quickly to alert health care providers and the public. >> reporter: but the holdup is hving a huge impact on these 7,000 locations where j&j was the only shot offered. those waiting in line to be vaccinated now scrambling to find available shots from pfizer and moderna. >> i get why they're doing it out of the abundance of caution, but the statistics were so low
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for someone like myself to get, you know, the blood clotting they were talking about and all that. i was willing to take the risk anyway. >> reporter: now, the cdc panel is expected to meet again in the next week to seven days to review the data and then vote on a recommendation. in the meantime, the biden administration says there is more than enough supply of the pfizer and moderna vaccines to continue and perhaps even accelerate the current pace of vaccinations. robin? >> all right, whit, thank you. now to the fatal police shooting of daunte wright. the former police officer pcharged now with second degree manslaughter and is due in court this afternoon. stephanie ramos is in brooklyn center, minnesota, with that story for us. good morning, stephanie. >> reporter: robin, good morning. former police officer kim potter is out on bail after being booked at the jail behind me despite the charges against her, though, demonstrators took to the streets again last night. for the fourth night in a row, a large group of demonstrators gathered to protest the fatal
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shooting of 20-year-old daunte wright. wright's family adamant the shooting was no accident. this morning the former brooklyn center police officer, kim potter, charged in his death is out on bail after being booked at the hennepin county jail. potter, a 26-year veteran officer, quickly charged with second degree manslaughter on wednesday just days after the shooting. earlier in the week potter resigned from the department. over the weekend wright was pulled over for an expired tag. but after officers ran his name through their system, they found a warrant out for his arrest. as officers apprehended him, wright tried to get back in the car. according to the criminal complaint, potter, a field training officer yelled, taser, but discharged her 9 millimeter glock handgun instead, striking wright's left side. her former police chief calling it an accident. >> i just shot him. >> reporter: investigators say the mistake was avoidable. the criminal complaint states
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potter's taser was on the left side of her duty belt and described it as yellow with a black grip. the taser visible in this photo. >> at what point did you not feel that this was a gun in your hand versus a taser? and so the family, obviously they are glad she got charged. >> reporter: if convicted, potter could face up to ten years in prison plus a $20,000 fine. she's scheduled to be in court for her first appearance later on this afternoon and, robin, we will be there for that. >> we know you will. stephanie, thank you. michael? >> thank you, robin. now to the latest in the derek chauvin murder trial. a former medical examiner testifying for the defense suggesting that underlying health issues and exposure to carbon monoxide may have been the cause of george floyd's death. alex perez is outside the courthouse in minneapolis with the latest. good morning, alex. >> reporter: hey, good morning, michael. this was likely one of the most important witnesses for the
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defense. a doctor who says he does not believe derek chauvin's actions killed george floyd. derek chauvin's defense calling a forensic pathologist, dr. david fowler, saying that george floyd's death officially classified as homicide was actually undetermined citing a series of potential causes including heart disease and drug use. >> how did the heart and drugs contribute to the cause of death? >> they were significant. >> reporter: the defense then suggesting that floyd inhaled carbon monoxide from the tailpipe of the squad car. >> there is exposure to a vehicle exhaust, so potentially carbon monoxide poisoning. >> reporter: on cross-examination the prosecutors pushing back. >> you haven't seen any data or test results that showed mr. floyd had a single injury from carbon monoxide, is that true? >> that is correct, because it was never sent to -- >> i asked you whether it was true, sir.
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yes or no? >> it is true. >> reporter: and asking the expert about what the officers should have done when floyd became nonresponsive. >> do you feel that mr. floyd should have been given immediate emergency attention to try to reverse the cardiac arrest? >> as a physician, i would agree. >> are you critical of the fact that he wasn't given immediate emergency care when he went into cardiac arrest? >> as a physician, i would agree. >> reporter: and we expect the defense will rest their case today. the judge has already said closing arguments will begin on monday. michael? >> all right. thank you, alex. we are covering all the latest on the trial. you can watch our streaming channel abc newslive starting this morning at 10:00 a.m. eastern. george? >> okay, michael. we're going to go to the white house now where president biden announced his plan to withdraw all u.s. troops from afghanistan by september 11th ending america's longest war. >> we delivered justice to bin
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laden a decade ago, and we've stayed in afghanistan for a decade since. since then our reasons for remaining in afghanistan become increasingly unclear. i've concluded that it's time to end america's longest war. it's time for american troops to come home. >> and we have just learned that secretary of state blinken just landed in afghanistan. chief white house correspondent cecilia vega and our chief global affairs anchor martha raddatz join us now. cecilia, let me begin with you. we know that president biden has been wanting to get out of afghanistan for at least ten years, but he and his team also know that this move comes with significant risk. >> reporter: significant risk, george. and these risks are being laid out even by members of his own administration. the intel committee is out with a new report right now that says the afghan government will struggle to hold the taliban at bay if troops are withdrawn and the cia director testified on capitol hill saying while al qaeda doesn't have the ability, the capacity to attack the u.s. homeland, that troops -- pulling troops back from the country could lead to a resurgence of terrorism in the
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region. and, of course, we've been talking about this pushback from republicans, particularly on capitol hill, who say this could potentially erase decades of gains in the region. the white house says the president asked for a nonsugar coated assessment of the situation on the ground and that is how he came to this decision. he said yesterday in that speech there right there at the white house that the risks in afghanistan are not what they were 20 years ago, that the u.s. accomplished what it set out to do there, which was to take down bin laden and basically stop the country from being a safe haven for terrorists. but his big point, george, he said he did not want to have another american president have to keep troops on the ground there in afghanistan. >> and, martha, one of the big questions on the table, if that threat does develop again from the taliban, how does the president respond? >> reporter: well, right now the taliban holds about half of afghanistan, george. they're currently negotiating a peace agreement with the afghan government, but saying there is mistrust of the taliban is an understatement. numerous retired generals are
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weighing in that the gains that have been made could be lost. but president biden made clear his concern is the threat to the homeland and believes that threat is very low. but you heard what cecilia said about intelligence gathering, and those concerns are real. if you don't have troops on the ground, it limits our ability to gather intelligence. the best example of that is iraq. in 2011, president obama pulled out all u.s. troops and a little more than two years later isis began taking over the country and american forces were sent back to iraq. and, of course, george, when you think about afghanistan these past few years, you think of the opportunities that women and girls were afforded when the taliban was forced out of power. there are fears that too will be in jeopardy even though president biden says the u.s. will stay involved there, just not militarily, apparently no matter what happens there. >> and perhaps that's why we see the secretary of state there this morning.
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meantime, cecilia vega, the white house prepared to announce new sanctions against russia today. >> reporter: yeah. a senior administration official, george, is telling me that could happen as soon as today. this, of course, in response to that massive solar winds hack last year where administration officials believe russia was trying to gain access to government secrets. the president told you russia would pay a price for that. george, we are hearing from russia right now. they are saying that these sanctions would be illegal and they are promising a response in kind. >> cecilia vega, martha raddatz, thanks very much. robin? >> and, george, now to the battle over the supreme court. democrats in the house and senate are set to introduce a bill today that would expand the number of seats on the high court adding four more justices. rachel scott is outside the supreme court with more details. good morning, rachel. >> reporter: robin, good morning. this legislation would expand the number of justices from 9 to 13. progressive democrats say this is absolutely necessary to restore the balance of the supreme court. republicans though already firing back calling this an overreach, and this is a battle that has really intensified over
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the last several months. democrats were frustrated when republicans refused to even consider president obama's pick for the bench during the 2016 election year, then to only confirm conservative justice amy coney barrett to the bench cementing the court's conservative majority for decades to come. but the reality here is that this legislation faces a massive uphill battle in congress and democrats do not have the votes to get this passed, and it's unclear this morning if the white house is even on board with this legislation. they are declining to comment, but in the past, president joe biden has said he's not a fan of so-called packing the court, instead he has created a commission to study the structure of the supreme court, robin. >> as you said, uphill battle. okay, thank you, rachel. michael? >> robin, now we go to that urgent rescue mission in the gulf of mexico, a dozen people still missing after that boat capsized during a storm and elwyn lopez joins us from port fourchon, louisiana, with the very latest. good morning, elwyn. >> reporter: michael, good morning. the desperate search going
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through the night and into the morning here as the families of the missing are anxiously awaiting any news. overnight the coast guard releasing this video showing what rescuers were up against, seen from above massive waves of up to nine feet. none of it deterring their mission. the desperate search to find 12 crew members. >> you have to be hopeful. i'm in search and rescue mode. >> reporter: rescue crews already scouring an area larger than the state of rhode island after a vessel with 19 people on board capsized off the coast of louisiana on tuesday. the coast guard and good samaritans pulling six people to safety that night and finding another who did not survive. >> we are not certain one way or another where they are. >> reporter: two of the missing, jay guevara and dylan daspit, both fathers and best friends working side by side on and off for a decade. >> they're not going to leave one another. one is not going to come without the other.
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>> reporter: and now it's a race against time with another round of storms heading this way. guys? >> okay, thanks very much. we're going to get the latest now on the royal family with prince harry still in quarantine, prince charles and camilla stepped out ahead of saturday's funeral for prince philip and james longman at windsor castle. good morning, james. >> reporter: yeah, good morning, george. as windsor prepares to say good-bye to the duke of edinburgh, prince charles and his wife camilla have been out this morning taking a look at the tributes left for his father. because of covid, flowers and cards from windsor and buckingham palace and elsewhere have been moved to london so the royal family can have a private moment with them. now, meanwhile, the military has been rehearsing and will play a huge part in the service reflecting philip's own career in the navy and his deep affection for the armed forces. but on the queen's decision we understand none of the family will be wearing military uniforms. everyone will be in mourning dress instead. it's an effort perhaps to save harry some embarrassment. he couldn't be wearing a uniform given that he has stepped down from royal duties. and now the royal family are sharing these never before seen
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photos of royal life behind closed doors. take a look. the queen and philip surrounded by their great grandchildren while they all vacationed at balmoral, that's the queen's scottish home. they're really beautiful photo taken by the duchess of cambridge and princess eugenie paid a touching tribute to her grandfather saying, i will remember you and your children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. thank you for your dedication and love for us all and especially granny who we will look after for you. george. >> okay, james, thanks very much. we'll have live coverage of the funeral of prince philip that will begin at 9:30 eastern on abc on saturday. robin? one hiker stranded alone for nearly 24 hours. how this photo helped track him down and bring him back home. and the response to former bachelor colton underwood revealing that he is gay. what he is saying about the enormous outpouring of support only on "gma" this morning. but first let's go to ginger.
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good morning, ginger. >> good morning to you, michael. i want to share with you pictures out of utah. this is cottonwood canyon. they had up to 17 inches. more than that actually. 12 inches in parts of nevada at mt. rose and now winter storm to maine, up to 15 inches that - could impact your friday commutes but have to hit on the severe storms that are to come. elwyn was mentioning it. louisiana is going to get some of those strong storms again, but this is the hail that was falling, so pea size but covering, that was not snow, but hail and today we do have a severe weather today i'll get into. it's right here. i'll reveal it quickly. west texas, san angelo, you're in it. your local weather in 30 seconds. first the snowy cities sponsored by walmart.
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good morning. i am abc7 news meteorologist mike nico. about as average as it gets for today's forecast. this weekend, quite a surge of spread from temperatures at the coast to inland. 60s to 90s. no rain in the forecast. mid to upper 50s at san francisco. some low 70s in the east and south bay. back into the 30s and 40s tonight with more cloud cover. near coming up, the response to former bachelor colton underwood's interview. what he's saying about the enormous support he has received. we'll be right back. ♪ ♪
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also right now, the biden administration prepared to announce sanctions against russia today. this is response to last year's hacking campaign against u.s. agencies and for election interference. they reacted to it saying they are illegal and will respond reciprocally. and we have a big announcement this morning. kim godwin has been named the next president of abc news. godwin spent more than a decade at cbs, most recently as the executive vice president of news. she began her career in local news running newsrooms in communities from dallas to philadelphia. peter rice, the chairman of disney general entertainment content, saying she has distinguished herself as a fierce advocate for excellence, collaboration, inclusion and the vital role of accurate and transparent news reporting. this makes godwin the first black woman to lead a broadcast network news division. she says she is honored to take on the role and is excited for what we will achieve together.
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we share in that excitement, and welcome to the abc news family. >> had a good chance to talk to her yesterday. she does seem very excited and we're looking forward to her leadership. >> yeah, i had a conversation with her myself. yeah. we've got a lot more ahead. when you're talking about the new boss, you want to make sure you get it right. >> you got it right. >> okay. but now including a miracle mountain rescue, a hiker stranded for nearly 24 hours. how this photo helped bring him home coming up. the racial confrontation sparking outrage in south carolina. a white army officer caught on camera harassing a young black man saying, quote, you're in the wrong neighborhood shoving him at one point and t.j. holmes has details. good morning, t.j. >> good morning, george. you know how this must feel to viewers, to americans, another day, another viral video of a racially charged incident and this time you see a young black man being absolutely berated by a white man telling him, get out of this neighborhood or i will carry you out. now, while we don't know everything that led up to the incident you're about to see on video, what we do see was enough for prosecutors to say one man should face charges.
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hours of peaceful protests outside the home of jonathan pentland turned destructive overnight. members of the columbia, south carolina, community outraged over this caught on camera incident. >> you better walk away. >> reporter: that led to the arrest of pentland, an active duty soldier. >> you're in the wrong neighborhood [ bleep ]. >> reporter: the incident happened monday. pentland is the man you see on the right in red, the 42-year-old stationed at nearby ft. jackson. >> or what? what are you going to do? >> reporter: in the now viral video, for over two minutes pentland is seen berating the man for walking in the neighborhood. >> you need to walk away or i'll carry your [ bleep ] out of here. what do you want to do? >> reporter: he demands to know where the young man lives. >> i live here, sir. >> where? where is your house? >> reporter: and after repeated threats gets physical. >> you better walk away. you walk away. you talking to my wife right now. >> reporter: pentland this morning is charged
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with assault and third degree battery and if convicted could face a $500 fine and 30 days in jail. witnesses say police initially said they could only charge pentland with destruction of property after swatting away the young man's cell phone, but the sheriff says he acted quickly after seeing the video, which has now attracted millions of views online. >> we're going to hold those responsible or those accountable. we're not going to let people be bullies in our community. if you are, you're going to answer for it and that's what we've done in this case. >> reporter: a neighbor of pentland's recorded that video. >> something just switched instantly. and he was very aggressive, and i knew that if something were to happen, you know, he was either going to be injured or he just wasn't going to make it out of that situation alive. >> reporter: you do hear the alleged victim repeatedly attempt to de-escalate. >> call the police. >> hey, they've already been called. they're just waiting. you know what, maybe you should hang on a little longer. we'll see how it goes. >> i just didn't want him to be another hashtag.
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that's what went through my , s- mind. >> the sheriff is not releasing the name of the young black man in the video who he calls absolutely a victim, but the sheriff does acknowledge there were other incidents, at least two others in that same neighborhood involving that young black man. but as the sheriff put it, there was nothing that occurred in those incidents that justified the assault we see in the video, and he left it at that. also, guys, ft. jackson, the commander there where that soldier is stationed did say he does not condone the behavior in the video, and now the justice department is looking into the incident. >> yeah, people want to know more answers. >> exactly. >> but the sheriff was very clear about that. but you also were very clear too, t.j., that we don't know what happened leading up to that moment when the cameras started rolling. >> and you wonder what happened. all we can do is wonder, but we have to go with what the sherif matter what happened and that young man he made clear is not facing charges himself.
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he said for sure there was nothing that took place that justified what we do see in the video. so we'll have some answers hopefully sooner than later. >> thank you for making that clear, t.j. we turn to that incredible rescue story. one man's cell phone running out of battery at the top of a mountain stranded for nearly 24 hours until one photo posted online helped track him down. will reeve has details. good morning, will. >> reporter: good morning, michael. a nightmare scenario with a mracle ending. think about it, you're hiking alone, you realize you're lost, your phone is dying, you send a desperate text, and then you wait. the photo he sent earlier saving his life. this is the moment a hiker is lifted to safety nearly 24 hours after getting lost. and it's all thanks to this photo and the power of social media. >> i just -- help, help and it just echos in the mountain. >> reporter: rene compean was hiking in the angeles national forest when he got lost.
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bears and mountain lions wandering nearby. >> so i was like i hope they don't come over here and got a stick and some sharp rocks next to me where i was hiding just in case i needed to like get away. >> reporter: he snapped this picture sending it to a friend saying, sos, my phone is going to die. i'm lost two to three miles away in the canyon east of buckhorn i think. >> i was able to get like two bars and i took a picture, and i sent that and then my phone died after that. >> reporter: police releasing the photo on social media where luckily an avid hiker recognized the rocky location. >> i started going through the process of looking at the photo, figuring out where it was and i said, oh, i think i know where this guy is and found gps locations, and i gave it to the search and rescue guys. >> reporter: with the help of that tip, a helicopter making its way to the 45-year-old rescuing him. the man thankful for all who played a part in his rescue. rene compean did not need to be
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hospitalized. authorities found him just three-quarters of a mile away from the gps coordinates the avid hiker sent him, all off that photo rene sent before his phone died. >> to be able to identify that photo. >> wow. new cdc report about air travel safety and what it says about middle seats. next, pretty big response to colton underwood revealing he's gay. we'll tell you what he's saying about the support he received when we come back. are waking up to what's possible with rybelsus®. ♪ you are my sunshine ♪ ♪ my only sunshine... ♪ rybelsus® works differently than any other diabetes pill to lower blood sugar in all 3 of these ways... increases insulin... decreases sugar... and slows food. the majority of people taking rybelsus® lowered their blood sugar and reached an a1c of less than 7. people taking rybelsus® lost up to 8 pounds.
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and now to the overwhelming response to "bachelor" star colton underwood revealing that he is gay. he is now receiving an outpouring of support, and amy joins us with more on this. good morning, amy. >> that's right, robin. good morning. it was one of the most talked about topics on twitter all day following our broadcast. virtually all of the reaction thankfully has been positive with people praising colton for talking about how his faith intersects with his sexuality. and now we are hearing more from colton including his thanks to robin for her encouragement. >> i'm gay, and i came to terms with that earlier this year and have been processing it, and the next step in all of this was sort of letting people know. >> will you accept this rose? >> reporter: this morning an outpouring of well wishes for co afteteour robirobes in an exclusive interview that he's ready to live his truth. >> through the nerves i can see the joy.
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> yeah. >> i can almost see the relief. >> i mean, i'm emotional but i'm emotional in such a good, happy, positive way. i'm like the happiest and healthiest i've ever been in my life, and that means the world to me. >> reporter: 29-year-old underwood now publicly out for the first time in his life, revealing exclusively to abc news he's been overwhelmed by the response he's gotten saying, the support and messages from everyone in my life, my old teammates, my friends, family, coaches and even my pastor have meant the world to me. >> i was always living for somebody else. i was living for the expectations of the public, and now i get to be me and know that i'm happy. >> reporter: underwood's announcement rippling through bachelor nation. the executive producers of the show franchise telling abc news, we are so inspired by colton underwood's courage to embrace and pursue his authentic self. as firm believers in the power of love, we celebrate colton's journey in the lgbtqia plus community every step of the way. support also coming from some of
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the women who previously competed for colton's love like demi burnett who has since came out as bisexual. >> he's the bachelor. he's supposed to be this all american guy. every girl's dream guy, so whenever you have that pressure on you and you have something else going on in your heart and in your head, i'm so proud he had the courage to do this because it's not easy. >> reporter: getting to this moment has been a challenge for underwood as he reveals in this never before seen clip. >> i have the most loving and supportive friends and family but i also felt like i had a lot of pressure on me from growing up in the church and also playing sports as an athlete. i was always chasing after a label because i wanted any label besides gay. >> reporter: that includes taking on the label of "the bachelor," a move colton now says he regrets. >> i could have not put myself in that position and figured it out probably privately and that would have been the more mature and the best route to go, and i
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didn't do that, and i obviously want to say sorry for that. >> reporter: glaad acknowledging the impact underwood's decision to come out will have on young people struggling with their own sexuality. >> colton's story does have the potential to connect with a younger audience and anyone who might be struggling with feeling like they can't be a sports person and they can't be someone of faith and also be part of the lgbtq community. >> and no doubt colton's decision to come out will help other people who are struggling to share their own truth. and, robin, i was with friends yesterday, some of whom are gay, and they were talking about this interview and what it would have meant to them, their younger selves, to have seen like colton come out and say, i'm gay, i'm christian and this is my freedom to be able to speak this truth and to feel that love and support. >> i heard from a lot of people as well. and i think it was his vulnerability and how he was sharing his story that really resonated with people and the fact that he is now free to live
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his life as he wants. >> he really did break through. >> he did. >> without a doubt. >> thank you. thank you, amy. >> thank, you amy. well done. coming up, we have our "play of the day" on this thursday. we'll be right back. >> happy friday eve. ♪ (car audio) you have reached your destination.
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building a better bay area, moving forward, finding solutions. this is abc7 news. good morning. jobina is standing by with a look at the traffic. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. we are starting with a look at the san rafael camera bring you 101. if you look at the right-hand side, northbound traffic is beginning to slow down. according to chp, there are two trash bins but it is causing a bit of a backup. the biggest backup is the bay bridge toll plaza. metering lights came on at 5:53. the traffic is not let up there, mike. let's take a look at what to expect if you're outside today. low humidity, seasonable temperatures, and sunshine eventually everywhere after some low clouds and patchy fog. watch out for the pollen though.
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good morning, america. it's 8:00 a.m. standstill. johnson & johnson's one-dose vaccine still on pause after an emergency cdc meeting where officials said they need more information. as we learn more about those rare blood clotting cases, the biden administration defends the pause while those with canceled appointments scramble to find new ones. tensions growing. night four of protests after the fatal shooting of daunte wright. the former police officer charged with second degree manslaughter in the shooting of wright after allegedly mistaking her gun for her taser as wright's family insists the shooting was no accident. with travel bookings taking off, the new cdc report on air travel safety. what it says about keeping those
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and i was like, good morning, america. i got a little excited like a captain america. here we go. good morning, america. thank you guys for being with us on this friday eve. >> sometimes you perplex the two of us. >> i perplex myself, to be honest. we are excited to dive into the "shark tank" for "deals & steals" this morning. tory johnson bringing major savings on products featured on the hit show, including two big mark cuban faves. that is coming up. >> happy thursday. tory is here. we have a lot of news to get to this morning as well, starting with the johnson & johnson vaccine. the one-dose shot still on pause after the cdc advisory committee decided they needed more information. we're also learning more about those rare blood clotting cases. whit johnson is at a vaccination site here in new york. good morning, whit. >> reporter: george, good morning once again. some health experts are criticizing this extended pause on the johnson & johnson vaccine worried it will only erode public confidence and make it more difficult to restart vaccinations in the future. but even though blood clots
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are extremely rare, the cdc panel insists they need more time to investigate. this morning, use of the johnson & johnson vaccine remains at a standstill. a cdc advisory panel looking into those rare cases of blood clots deciding to hold off on making a decision about using the vaccine until they have more information. >> i'm definitely in favor of a pause because the true incidence of this condition may be revealed now that we've had so many more doses administered. >> reporter: the rare blood clots reported in only 6 of the nearly 7 million americans who have received the johnson & johnson one-dose vaccine. a less than 1 in a million occurrence. all six were women between 18 and 48 years old. they got sick within two weeks of getting vaccinated. it is unclear if the vaccine is responsible for those clots. while none of these patients had a known clotting disorder, three women were obese, one had high blood pressure and one had asthma. it is not known if these conditions contributed to their risk. three are still hospitalized. one woman died.
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but the holdup is having a huge impact on these 7,000 locations where j&j was the only shot offered. those waiting in line to be vaccinated now scrambling to and moderna.le shots from pfize- the johnson & johnson vaccine uses similar technology to the astrazeneca vaccine, which is also raising concerns about blood clots in europe. the cdc advisory panel is expected to meet in the next week to ten days to review the data and then make a recommendation on how to move forward. michael? >> cannot wait to hear what they recommend, whit. thank you so much. and now we're going to turn to the fatal police shooting of daunte wright. the former minnesota officer charged with second degree manslaughter is due in court this afternoon. let's go back to stephanie ramos in minnesota with the latest. good morning, again, stephanie. >> reporter: michael, good morning. former police officer kim potter is out on bail after being booked at the jail behind me. despite the charge against her,
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though, protesters took to the streets again last night. for the fourth night in a row a large group of demonstrators gathered to protest the killing of 20-year-old daunte wright. tis morning, former brooklyn center police officer kim potter is out on bail. potter, a 26-year veteran officer, quickly charged with second degree manslaughter. according to the criminal complaint, potter yelled "taser" but discharged her 9 millimeter glock handgun instead striking wright's left side. >> i just shot him. >> reporter: investigators say the mistake was avoidable. the criminal complaint states potter's taser was on the left side of her duty belt and described it as yellow with a black grip. the taser visible in this photo. if convicted, potter could face up to ten years in prison plus a $20,000 fine. she is expected to be in court later this afternoon, actually just about a block away from where the derek chauvin trial is
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taking place. george? >> okay. stephanie, thanks very much. coming up here, travel bookings are soaring and there's a new cdc report about air travel safety. we'll tell you what it says about middle seats. and how tiktok influencers are helping teens quit vaping. what to know about the new social media campaign. plus, we have a special "shark tank" edition of "deals & steals" with a very special message from one of the sharks. we'll be right back. ♪ dear ms, from day one you've tried to define me. but i never invited you in. it's my life and this is my journey. i've found a way to do things differently with ocrevus, an infusion treatment that's 2-times-a-year. for adults with relapsing or primary progressive forms of multiple sclerosis, ocrevus is proven effective in reducing relapses in rms and slowing disability progression in rms and ppms. don't take ocrevus if you've had a life-threatening allergic reaction to it, or have hepatitis b.
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game is strong again today. >> i want to thank whoever puts it out for me to put on in the morning. angie, gwinnett that. thank you. >> how quickly they -- i didn't even mention i was going to do anything about the socks and they got the shot just like that. they're on it. on it in that control room. tomorrow on "gma," our insta-parent series takes on an important introduction, the moment when dog meets baby. >> big moment. >> that is huge. as is "pop news" right now with lara. good morning, lara. >> hey, good morning. and we're going to begin with some happy movie news, audrey hepburn, the legendary actress' life will be made into a series with her son acting as one of the executive producers. "variety" reporting that jacqueline hoyt who wrote "the good wife" is set to pen the dramatic series about the egot winning actress. hepburn, of course, rose to fame with roles in "roman holiday," "my fair lady," "breakfast at tiffany's" among so many more
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but remarkably her incredible life has yet to be given the biopic treatment as they say. "variety" says the series will focus on hepburn's formative years. no word yet on casting or when the series will debut. also in movie news this morning, your first look at nicole kidman as lucille ball on the set of aaron sorkin's new biopic "being the ricardos." hair and make-up that transforms her into the legendary comedian. the movie also stars javier bardem as desi arnaz and j.k. simmons as william frawley who plays cranky fred mertz. kidman says, i'm excited for people to see what aaron found out about lucy. i didn't know any of this. production on "being the ricardos" began in march. next up, mike rowe got a bit of a surprise on a recent flight to nashville when the lady across the aisle not seeming to know who he was said hello. the two made the usual pandemic
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small talk. well then she asked if he could help her with her cross word puzzle. see, she needed help with 54 across. the clue was mike of tv's "dirty jobs." rowe said sharing that experience on facebook laughing about the coincidence, god, i miss flying. that is so cute. and finally this morning, a delivery worker who knows how to make his job fun. noticing that kids in the neighborhood had made a hopscotch board on the sidewalk, he jumps right in, and as you'll see even does a little freestyling. all of it caught on a ring camera posted with 6 million views and counting on tiktok. even he, the delivery driver, found the video. his name jordan bloomfield, and commented, quote, i appreciate the love, ,you guys and we appreciate your happiness. that's it, guys, sending it back to you in the studio. >> thank you, lara. we're going to take a closer look now at air travel. it's picking up, and the cdc is out with a new report on the
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health impact of keeping middle seats open. victor oquendo is at miami international airport with the details. good morning, victor. >> reporter: good morning, george. as airlines are preparing for a surge in travel this summer, the cdc releasing this report showing how much space between fellow passengers on a plane can affect exposure to viruses like covid-19. this morning, with bookings taking off, airlines are gearing up for a busy summer travel season right around the corner. but just as demand is skyrocketing, in two weeks before the last major u.s. airline delta is set to end its empty middle seat policy, the cdc is re-igniting the debate over middle seats on wednesday releasing a new report suggesting that having passengers sit farther apart on planes could help reduce exposure to viruses like covid-19 from 23% to 57%. the report relying on simulations done in 2017 before the pandemic began, measuring aerosol dispersion in a mock
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airplane cabin concluding that physical distancing of airplane passengers, including through policies such as middle seat vacancy, could provide additional reductions in risk for exposure to sars cov-2 on aircraft. the test subjects, mannequins, were not outfitted with masks which during the pandemic had become a key public safety measure to reduce transmission and are currently required on flights. >> the cdc found an effect even without the masks. but it wasn't the real world. take the mannequins and put masks on them and run the study, imagine what we could find here. >> reporter: airlines currently have multiple measures in place to prevent the spread of covid including having passengers fill out preflight health forms, using disinfection protocols, using hoital grade ventilation systems and, of course, requiring those masks. and according to industry trade group airlines for america, research continues to demonstrate that the risk of transmission on board aircraft is very low. guys? >> good to keep in mind.
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>> thank you, victor. now to the tiktok influencers who are using their platforms to help teens and young adults quit vaping. becky worley joins us from san francisco with the details on this new social media campaign. good morning, becky. >> reporter: robin, good morning. social media influencers entertain us, they inspire. they help us choose cute jeans, but a new initiative from an anti-tobacco group taps this powerful segment of the online population to find teens in their natural habitat and get them to stop vaping. >> i've decided to quit vaping, and i'm going to do it live on social media. >> reporter: a new approach to a not so new dilemma, teens and young adults vaping. >> so if you're thinking about quitting vaping also -- >> you can make it happen. >> join me. >> join me. >> reporter: the truth initiative launching a social media campaign called, this is quitting. now, this is a nonprofit founded as a result of tobacco civil litigation between the companies and many states and it's dedicated to prevent the
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use of tobacco products. and they're trying something new hiring influencers to share their own personal experiences on tiktok. >> i will be quitting vaping live on social media. >> reporter: victoria anunzio also known as king victober to her 6 million tiktok followers was nervous letting them know she vaped and wanted to stop. when you say you'll quit or make a big change, it can be scary because what if you aren't able to do it. >> absolutely. i was totally terrified of failure. i was terrified of not being able to quit or not being strong enough to quit, but i think that sharing my story, one of the positives was definitely the support that my followers gave me. >> reporter: but that support turned out to be mutual. 20-year-old follower alyssa used victoria's post as a tool to quit as well. >> seeing how open and honest she was about it made it very easy for me to be like i can
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probably do this then, and i started on that journey once i saw her second week video and i haven't used nicotine since. >> reporter: behavioral psychologist dr. amanda graham helped start the project. >> what we wanted to do was to bring quitting out of the shadows and really start to make the conversation not so much about everybody vaping, but about all the people that we know are quitting and certainly social media is the place that we know young people turn to. >> reporter: according to the cdc, in 2020 nearly 20% of high school students reported vaping at least once in the last 30 days. the vapor technology association says youth should not use any vapor product, period. and the number of youth using e-cigarettes dropped significantly in 2020 according to the cdc, and youth cigarette smoking is at an all time low. victoria tells us she hasn't vaped in nearly four months. great job both of you on quitting. huge congratulations. and she says seeing many of her followers also quitting is an added bonus.
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>> thank you. in truth i would not have had the inspiration to do it without you. >> thank you. you inspire me just the same. >> reporter: the truth initiative that sponsors this social media campaign has a ton of resources for anyone who wants to quit vaping. and we spoke with dr. choudhary from harvard medical, and she thinks these campaigns are hugely helpful. teens care about what influential people are doing. plus, the recurrence of the message in social media provides a reminder, and, robin, we all know the power of the nudge is real. i have links on my twitter feed. >> very, very real. and to see social media used for good like that, very encouraging. >> excellent. >> all right, becky, always good to see you. thank you. let's check in again with ginger. ginger? >> thank you, robin. we have social media used for good when we get ski video or snowboard and see the spring snow like we do in nevada. that's mt. rose. they had more than a foot of the
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spring snow. they are enjoying every flake, i think. and then the sky, once the front cleared and i saw it out there when i was in nevada. but look at this, this is from big sky, montana. time lapse of the beauty that shows up above those mountains. we have winter storm warnings and advisories that are covering wyoming, parts of colorado and, of course, into western nebraska where you could see 5 to 8 inches of snow with those winter storm advisories and warnings. good morning. i am abc7 news meteorologist mike nico. about as average as it gets for today's forecast. this weekend, quite a surge of spread from temperatures at the coast to inland. 60s to 90s. no rain in the forecast. mid to upper 50s at san francisco. some low 70s in the east and south bay. back into the 30s and 40s tonight with more cloud cover. near rererererererererererereree ♪ear rererererererererererereree now to "deals & steals," and
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fits into a backpack which makes it easy to carry around when you're headed to the water. today's a good day to buy them. we have a huge assortment that you'll find online. they're 50% off. this size is $30. >> great deal there. anyone who knows "shark tank" you know that three sharks are always better than one. tell us about this mat that landed a deal with the trio on that show. >> so those three happen to be branson, cuban and grenier. they were all into the grypmat specifically designed to keep tools close and secure while you're working around the house under the hood of the car, in the garage, on a ladder, wherever it is. it's a specific mat that has a flexible nonslip contour that it flexes to any surface that it's on to make sure that your tools don't slide away so that you don't lose them in the midst of a job. designed by an air force veteran specifically an f-16 weapons mechanic. it got the seal of approval of the sharks.
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it's also a "gma" favorite. there's a special two-pack today that's 50% off, $32.50. >> all right, tory. i don't snore, but if i did, at least i don't think i do, how would these simple strips help me >> tulbeou so o of e biest us oeathing, mouth breathing. and so somnifix stops that snoring by very gently holding your mouth closed to direct airflow through your nose instead. they're hypoallergenic, gentle on the skin. they include, of course, a breathing vent, made in america. a pack of 28 strips good to give it a try today, $11 and free shipping. >> i get plenty of airflow. that's not the problem. speaking of sleep, hey, robin, how do these sacks and swaddles comfort kids? >> gentle weight. that is the magic of dreamland baby. it's a weighted sleep sack with a detachable swaddle for babies. it wed b mom when her
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6-month-old son had trouble sleeping and she used a weighted blanket and it was like magic. it did the trick to help him to feel calm, to go to sleep faster, to sleep longer. it does all of those things just like weighted blankets do for adults, but these are sized specifically for babies. 50% off today, $39.50. >> that's great. sticking with the little ones, unbuckling the car seat can be tricky for a lot of parents out there. so how can this tool help? >> yeah, so everyone has struggled with unbuckling it and frustrated one too many times a grandma with arthritis said no more thumb pain or broken fingernails. this is a teeny little tool that goes right around that buckle so any -- it accommodates any kind of car seats that have the push button buckle. it's instant. it opens that car seat in a flash so you can end the struggle today. starting at $7.50. >> a lot of great deals here, tory. as summer approaches this next product is fantastic if you have
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to change on the go. >> yeah, so mark cuban invested inn rtable locker room. this is the shower toga. it's designed for changing, showering, redressing with total privacy. so it's amazing for camp, camping, surfing, a day at the beach or the pool, it's durable, waterproof. this company along with mark cuban donated over $100,000 worth of them to hospitals, health care workers. a really great product to try. today a good day to try it. $23.50, 50% off. and then, michael, we have just in time for earth day our first discover the deal box of the year. this is an eco edition, 26 full size products, no sample sizes in here. we've got problem solvers, skin care, kitchen, a whole lot of things. you'll get them on our website. >> our first deal box but won't be our last. tory, thank you so much for a fantastic job as always. we partneredit companies on these great deals. you can get them by heading directly to our website.
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coming up, desmond chiam from "the falcon and the winter soldier."
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good morning, everyone. i am kumasi aaron from abc7 mornings. jobina is standing by with a look at the road conditions. hi, jobina. >> hi. good morning,everyone. traffic is almost mirroring pre- pandemic levels. this is 80 in emoryville. the speeds with crawling for people making their waybound, in many cases averaging under 30 miles per hour. we have no blocking issues or incidents on our roads. but it the bay bridge toll plaza. the metering lights came on at 5:53. the red line in the east bay is extending through emoryville and the maze. expect delays if you are traveling
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if you are heading out, our temperatures are hanging out in the mid-40s to low 50s in most neighborhoods. here is a look at the commute other than the patchy fog roaming around novato, a quite commute as far as the weather goes. a little breezy on the bay, but no small craft advisory. good new, healthy air, even
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when it gets kind of obnoxiously warm for some of us. kumasi. >> thank you, mike. you can always find the latest on our app and the hope you're doing well this thursday morning. our next guest stars in the hit new marvel series, "the falcon and the winter soldier." desmond chiam plays dovich, one of the villain flag smashers. he joins us from los angeles right now. desmond, thanks for joining us this morning. i know you grew up in australia, loving captain america. tell us what inspired you about him. >> yeah, mate, i mean the whole idea of a peak human is like his superpower is built to be inspirational. if he can do it, you can do it and that's sort of been like a north star for me through all stages of my life. >> it had to be a thrill for you to pose with cap's shield, and we hear that the prop guy gave you a little something-something. can you tell us about that
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moment. >> yeah, yeah, look, there were tears. i'm not even going to lie. the prop guy, so when i was taking the photo, he -- i told him a bit of my story because i have a deep appreciation of the caracter. and he was like, hang on a second. he ran back and grabbed a binder full of paint flecks. he keeps these. they come with captain america -- >> whoa. >> he gave that to me and put that in a frame, mate. that's your piece of vibranium. and, yeah, so i just popped it in my phone case and kept it here ever since because you never know when you might need it to get through the day. >> wow. you play dovich on "the falcon and the winter soldier." we have seen much of your character. so tell us about it. >> yeah, so the flag smashers are not a homogeneous group. we all have our own individual thoughts and, you know, ideas about where the movement should go, and dovich is -- the audience is made to understand they're not a single unified force and have individual thoughts about how they go about their business.
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and obviously dovich recently is starting to not have cold feet but have second thoughts about the methods. >> you know, we've never had any luck getting you marvel stars to give us any secrets about the plot coming up. how many secrets do they keep from you all as well? do you only know your own part? >> you know, they keep it pretty secret. when we were auditioning, there were code names and dummy sites. but i think we were lucky as far as the scripts and stuff go. they gave us -- they actually gave us the whole scripts once we landed and sort of doled them out through the system. but, yeah, we had a fair amount of information to work with. i don't know if they're doing that just for us the new streaming services, but we weren't left in the dark. it was kind of nice. >> i bet. especially because you're such a huge marvel fan. >> yeah. >> so what was it like when you got the word that you got the part? >> oh, mate, i was freaking out. i was at the gym with my wife and i hadn't told her i was auditioning for it.
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so when i got the call, i was just in pieces and she's like, what happened? i was like, marvel called. then these gym bros from the other side were like are you okay? i'm like, yeah, marvel called. i don't know. and then others are like, are you, okay, man, just focus on your game. do your weights. >> you said, desmond, you're not kept in dark about what's going to happen. here's your chance, give us some spoilers. tell us everything. >> oh. [ laughter ] >> i will tell you everything. no, look, you guys are in for a ride. we're ending -- we're putting into the back third of the series, and you know marvel always delivers on that third act. like it's going to be crazy, guys. it's going to be an adventure. >> that is a good smooth way to get around that question. >> yes. well done. well played. >> well done, well done. >> you are just loving doing this show, aren't you? >> yeah, oh, fully, fully. >> well, thanks for bringing that energy to us. desmond, thanks very much. a new episode of "the falcon and the winter soldier" premieres
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t f chores9 pm to help keep our state golden. back now with a spring reboot. the new body neutrality fitness movement focusing on what's inside instead of defining ourselves by what we see in the mirror and creating a mind/body connection so we can feel
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healthier and happier. it's the of mind/body connection. >> it really takes you from thinking about your body and feeling into your body. >> reporter: the new fitness movement booming with programs across the country, shifting their focus on what's inside rather than out. >> feel into your body every morning. really getting yourself to feel how you feel. offer gratitude practice and an appreciation for how you feel and then from that place get into your body by doing some activity. >> reporter: with the stress of the pandemic, body image issues have been on the rise.e applelon, she's felt it personally. >> i've been on and off diets. i think i came from a thought that my body always needed to be fixed and that it needed to be a certain way, and i started getting really frustrated. >> reporter: so maggie turned to intuitive eating and added in
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joyful movement with a become project, a mind/body fitness program centered around how you feel. >> i can be me. i can do movement for myself, not to be a certain weight, not to be a certain appearance. for me that was transformational. >> you may feel good about your body some days and you may feel bad about your bodies some days. but every single day you respect your body, and it's that respect where we can really start to create a new relationship with ourself. >> welcome to another week of the become project. >> reporter: it's all part of founder bethenncit. we put it on the mat because these four words are so strong. >> reporter: offering unique routines each week for those of all shapes and sizes. >> feel that stretch. >> reporter: including a mental check-in. >> we check in with how we're feeling. it's incredibly powerful because it takes a moment before and after your movement to say how am i feeling today?
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>> who you are is enough and your weight is not your worth. find some movement that helps you feel stronger. >> once again, repeat that little phrase to yourself. thank you, body. >> be good to you. we have a demo on our website from bethennny on a favorite become movement to help you feel powerful and confident. wonder woman. go to to see it. >> now to ginger who is a wonder woman every morning, ginger zee. yes, there you go, ginger. yeah, baby. >> i'm doing the pose. i got to do it. good morning to you, robin. thank you, you are too. all right, i've got a little special something for you. an important look at the health of our planet's coral reef. the new issue of "national geographic" magazine is devoted to our oceans, and they have dramatic images that show the deterioration of entire reef systems, and they're also going to tell you how science is
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hoping to make a difference. ♪ >> reporter: sometimes called the rain forests of the sea, our magnificent coral reefs are home to nearly a quarter of the planet's fish. but across the globe, they are slowly dying off. >> coral reefs are a thermometer that can measure the health of our planet. temperatures are rising. coral reefs are declining. >> reporter: it may not seem like a lot, but in the past 20 years oceans have warmed more than 1 degree fahrenheit, and the impact is devastating. >> when a coral is stressed by increasing temperatures, they get very unhealthy. they lose their color because they lose their algae, and they bleach. they seem white. >> reporter: national geographic explorers david doubilet and jennifer hayes have been documenting coral reefs for decades. >> we can revisit the once healthy reefs, go right back to the same exact place with pictures in hand, carry them
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underwater and do a side-by-side before and after climate change impact. >> reporter: jennifer and david return to a site off australia's great barrier reef where they had taken pictures nine years earlier. the differences, stark. >> the balmy was a graveyard, a bone yard. it had died. it had bleached and died. >> reporter: the bleached coral evidence of the effects of global climate change. >> it really is the burden of proof. this is the truth about the sea. >> reporter: organizations around the world are working to save the coral reef ecosystems. one operation nestled in the florida keys is called moat marine laboratory. they're attacking the problem in a unique way. it's called microfragmentation. >> we take a healthy coral of a certain species and it can be any species and we microfragment it meaning we cut it into very,
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very small pieces, the size of a single polyp or a couple of polyps. >> reporter: those fragments then placed into tanks like this one where the coral reef then have the opportunity to grow. >> what that does is stimulate the growth rate, so it grows 40, 50 times as fast, and we take those small fragments, and then we replant them on dead coral heads. >> reporter: the fragments are drilled into the reef floor where they help bring dead coral back to life. >> we can help stimulate the natural success of coral recruitment out in the wild and help to restore these coral reefs. >> reporter: those efforts creating hope for the future. >> it's right in front of you. and there is hope an t re is stakholders." rt y issue is nowab at
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good morning. i am tracking some clouds that are surging off to the east. they retreat to the coast and disappear for the afternoon. and now we're stepping into the ring with two wwe legends, triple h and stephanie mcmahon. they're leading a team of collectors and wrestling superstars in the hunt for iconic memorabilia that's been lost for decades in the brand-new show, "wwe's most wanted treasure." good morning to you two. thank you so much for joining us this morning. great to see you both, and i can't wait to talk about the show. but, first, you two have been married for nearly 20 years, so i'm curious, what was it like to work on this project together? >> it's always a lot of fun when i get to work with him. and, michael, it's great to see you.
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it's been way too long, and thanks for calling me a legend. i'm not sure i've actually earned that title. paul definitely has, but any time we get to work together we have a blast. >> 20 years putting up with me, she's definitely a legend. >> well, you know, "wwe's most wanted treasures," this show gives all the wrestling fans a different type of ringside seat for them because you're in the hunt for some of the wwe's most iconic missing memorabilia. and, triple h, i know that -- why did you want to be a part of this show? what appealed about it to you? >> for me i'm a big history buff on anything. i'm a big believer in you've got to know where you've been to know where you're going. so to me as the business has evolved over the years, things -- i'm sure much like in your career, things you didn't think about, it was just a tuesday or whatever and you took off your uniform and just put it wherever and didn't think about it, it's iconic to somebody else. it's history. it's huge, and it needs to have a place. so a lot of our superstars over the years, they've auctioned things off for charity, they've
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just gone, you know, on their way, and we're out to try to find them now so that fans can go back. wwe makes you feel a certain way. it's like music. it makes you back to a certain time in your life, and it just connects with you on an emotional level. and for fans to be able to go back and find that, whatever it is that takes you back to that time in your life where something special was happening for you, it's just so meaningful, and, you know, i think that the stories that they hear along the way in this show, the fans that they meet like them, you know, it's an incredible journey on every piece of memorabilia we find. >> we're going to take a look at a clip. you talk about the fans in this clip. wwe superstar mick foley helps search for the lost items and gets to meet one of the many wwe super fans that are featured in the show. let's check it out. >> all you folks out there that don't know what the gwc is, three words for you -- greatest
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wrestling collection. floor to ceiling 'cause that's how we're feeling. it's corner to corner, you know. >> just the thought that went into this, this is amazing. >> most people at a young age, you get an action figure, you rip it open and you play with it. you wouldn't think a 6 or 7-year-old would keep their figures in the package and hanging them on their wall, but that was me, folks. >> wow. that's incredible. really is incredible, the history of the wwe. we have some incredible items in our studio from wwe history to represent the types of collectibles you guys are searching for on the show. we have the undertaker's entrance jacket. i'm putting that on when we get done with the segment. we have john -- >> i know you already had it on. let's be honest. >> we know you, michael. >> how did you two know? >> this morning and everything before you slipped the suit on. let's be honest. >> you weren't supposed to tell anybody. man, that was our secret. we also have john cena's spinner necklace. i'm definitely putting that on
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and we have rocky johnson's entrance robe from the '80s. and i know, stephanie, rocky johnson's entry robe, it may surprise people to learn what that -- who made that robe for him. who was that? >> his wife who is actually the rock, dwayne johnson's mom, made that for him and a lot of history there. >> you know, it's funny with gear like that, the story behind how it's made and how it comes to be. a lot of our talent, you know, bianca who just won the women's championship at wrestlemania this past week makes all of her own gear, everything, her jackets, tights, everything. there's a lot of pride that goes into it, and as you see with that robe a lot of history as well. >> a lot of pride. >> just take that for an example. bianca and sasha banks were the first african-american women to headline wrestlemania. imagine the nostalgia factor and and what she wore that night - that she created with her own hands.
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>> a lot of history to the wwe and you all keep adding to it. appreciate both of you joining me this morning. great to see you both as well. and, you know, again, wwe's biography special will air weekly starting this sunday, april 18th at 8:00 p.m. eastern, and "wwe's most wanted treasures" will start right after at 10:00 p.m. eastern all on a&e. time to try on some of these goodies we got here, everybody. we'll be right back. can't see me.
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some climate experts say, time is running out to prevent
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disaster unless we seriously change our habits. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ small decisions make a world of difference. ikea. ♪ i'll keep the light on ♪ ♪ i'll keep coming back ♪ we are back now with the exciting new sports making their debut at the tokyo olympics including bmx, karate and skateboarding. this segment is sponsored by milk pup. hoping to make the team in these exciting new events. this summer all eyes will be on tokyo as the top athletes go for
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the gold from around the world at the olympic games and several new sports will make their debut including skateboarding. ♪ >> reporter: among america's hottest hopefuls, 25-year-old whiz kid mario mccoy. mccoy grew up an hour outside of philly in reading, pennsylvania, and started startd skateboarding at the age of 4 tagging along older brother daunte. >> everything he did, i had to do because i'm the little brother. i found skating. it's like pretty cool. you should skate with me. >> reporter: since then super mario has become one of the sports' biggest names eventually moving to california, skateboarding's mecca. as a spokesman mario is one of the olympic hopefuls being celebrated by our sponsor milk pup. also joining team milk, bmx rider hannah roberts, karate master ariel torres. as a child who grew up on milk mario is a natural fit.
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>> as a kid, my mom, my grandma, like it was always cookies and milk or like cereal and milk. milk is a part of my daily routine, one of the first things i reach for for my breakfast. it starts my day and gets me ready to go skating. >> reporter: this year's games will be an olympics like no other due to the pandemic with no overseas fans allowed, but mario says it won't dampen his excitement. >> just seeing some of the people just like looking, like that's where someone will break a world record over there. or over there. this is a world stage. this is it. >> reporter: meanwhile, mario hopes the olympics will help his sport reach a broader audience. >> i think it's an incredible honor to potentially be the catalyst to get another kid into skating that maybe never would have seen it. >> reporter: with the games just three months away, for the kid from reading, making team usa would be the thrill of a lifetime. >> i don't have words. it's crazy to have that opportunity and i was able to do it through something i love, i don't have words. no words for that. >> and thanks to our sponsor
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milk pup. we'll meet more of these pioneering olympic hopefuls, next up, ariel torres who started practicing karate at age 6 years old. we'll be right back on "good morning america."
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it was when she started forgetting things. i didn't know how much mom was struggling. when i pictured us growing old together. i didn't envision this. i did think of it, but i also thought of her happiness, and i would never put my mom into a facility. i love caring for him. we've been together for so many years, he's my best friend. but i can't do it alone anymore. if he's at home, getting the best care... home care with an entire support team.
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mom could stay in her house, as long as she wants. thekey would be the perfect solution. they'd play her favorite music, cook her favorite foods... and walk everyday, safely! his days will be filled with joyful moments. she'd have her dignity and i wouldn't have to do myself. ueonig becse you caneeft live . >> we will be watching for that and, everybody, want to thank you for watching us this morning. have a good day.
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good morning, everyone. i am kumasi aaron from abc7 mornings. jobina is standing by with a look at our traffic. >> hi, kumasi. it is so busy in the east bay. basically from richmond to emoryville you are looking at speeds averaging around 14 and 20 miles per hour. you can tell from our emoryville camera here showing off 80. all the people on the left hand side crawling their way toward the maze. it is finally starting to clear up near the bay bridge toll plaza. metering lights are still on there that came on around 5:53. hi, mike. hi, jobina, hi, everybody. let's talk about being outside. breezy in spots and low humidity. plenty of sunshine. the pollen will be out of control with a burn time of about 20 to 30 minutes if you
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don't use sunscreen. 56 in half moon bay to 73 in antioch. up to 20 degrees warmer. >> thank >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!" today, from the new series, "big shot," john stamos. and get ready to "spring into outdoor fitness" as we continue our "spring has sprung" serious. and your questions direct from the "inbox." all next on "live!" ♪ ♪ [cheers and applause] and now, here are kelly ripa and ryan seacrest! [cheers and applause] ♪ ♪ >> ryan: good morning. yes, yes, yes. it is thursday april 15th. >> kelly: i have to say something. i think we need to cgf our show? >> ryan: because it is five


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