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life's bleachable moments need clorox .ea good morning, america. this morning, the deadly ice storm. the worst in a decade. the plains, a sheet of ice. roads, treacherous. the 20-car pileup. >> i could just see every single car that was coming to hit me. >> this snowplow swerving out of control plunging over the edge. we've got team coverage of this dangerous storm with the worst yet to come. feeling the heat. fbi director james comey meets with members of congress about his handling of the investigation into hillary clinton's e-mails. >> all i can tell you is the fbi director has no credibility. >> as the president's pick for national security adviser comes under more scrutiny. the new details about mike flynn's contact with the russian government. cold case cracked.
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>> my daughter alexis. >> a teenager in tears allegedly snatched from the hospital when she was only 8 hours old. 18 years later, her birth family brokenhearted but never giving up hope. >> i have been praying and praying for this day. >> how she was finally found. and to the rescue. a state trooper ambushed. two motorists stopping to help. >> this is a civilian shot. he's on i-10. he's in real bad shape. please send air support, helicopter, please. >> one driver using his own gun to shoot the suspect. the officer lucky to be alive this morning. hey, good morning on a saturday when we've got several political firestorms brewing in washington and a major ice storm hitting the plains. >> yes, i guess the theme this morning is storms. the latest on the trump transition coming up. but we start with the weather. we want you to look at this map. over 20 million americans are in the nation's midsection dealing with another powerful winter
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storm, which is forecast to bring significant ice across the region. >> check out this instagram video. a driver in missouri trying to when he finally gets in the vehicle, it starts sliding backward down the driveway. we should say that some people are having fun with the ice. this slow motion video shows a child jumping on a frozen trampoline in missouri. it looks like something that would happen in paula faris' backyard. >> probably. kids always find a way to see the positive in every situation but we want to take the situation seriously because it's dangerous. states of emergency have been declared in several states where they're dealing with downed power lines and fatal car wrecks and forecasters say that the worst is yet to come. >> rob is standing by in colorado. but let's kick things off with abc's adrienne bankert who is in wichita, kansas. adrienne, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dan. good morning, paula. wichita specifically, as well as the state of kansas bracing for some of that ice that you're talking about. they have the plows and the salt trucks ready, but things got pretty dangerous when there was
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freezing rain that hit last night. overnight, millions of americans from the southern plains to the mid-atlantic impacted by a deadly winter storm leading to treacherous conditions. the freezing rain and ice causing a 20-plus car chain reaction pileup in wichita, kansas. >> i could just see every single car that was coming to hit me and my air bag deployed and my head got whacked on the steering wheel like five times. >> reporter: watch as this snowplow in utah loses control as a flatbed trailer attempts to pass on the right, clipping the 70,000-pound vehicle. the plow driver swerving into the opposite lane slamming into the guardrail plummeting 300 feet. thankfully, the driver will be okay. >> he's bruised up a little bit. he's real sore. i talked to him this morning. >> reporter: and on a st. louis highway, ice sending this black suv fishtailing before doing a complete 180 barely missing other drivers.
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ice forming on cars so thick, it creates a solid barrier on these windows. concerns about power outages increasing. an inch of ice can add more than 750 pounds of extra weight to a 300-foot power line. that heavy ice upending and snapping trees in illinois. branches smashing car windows. and because of the ice many event, activities have been postponed through the weekend. church services across the area have been canceled. crews will be out later today putting a mixture of brine and organic beet juice on the roadways. it's been proven to melt the ice a lot faster and keep the salt stuck to the roadways but officialing are asking everyone to stay off the roads and stay home. paul l.a. >> that's an interesting combination there. adrienne -- >> sounds like a base for a fancy cocktail. >> or some sort of shake you would like. all right, adrienne, thank you. as we said, this storm is far from over, so we want to get it out to rob, who happens to be in
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steamboat springs, colorado, for us this morning where he's tracking it all. rob, good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, good morning, paul l.a. we are getting the northern fringe of this midwest ice storm in the form of snow here in northern colorado. but, unfortunately, this is a multiday event for the central u.s. warnings posted from oklahoma city, st. louis, kansas city and advisories all the way to d.c. and virginia. you see the eastern reaches of this storm, slick over there but the main event is certainly across the central plains and by tomorrow morning we're looking for icing in wichita, icing in kansas city and through st. louis and then sel warming up at some point tomorrow afternoon and sunday night but until that happens, we are looking at accumulating ice, slick roads, downed tries and power outages for sure. up to an inch in kansas and oklahoma and maybe that much in st. louis, as well. dan. >> rob, thank you. to politics now and a series of new developments on the
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russia front. late friday top senators announced they will be investigating possible contacts between donald trump's campaign and russia. this as new questions surface about why the president-elect's national security adviser has been in frequent contact with russia's ambassador to the u.s. in recent weeks. abc's gloria rivera is covering it all from washington. gloria, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, dan. this is a fast-moving investigation. now the key concern here is whether or not repeated contact between a high-ranking trump adviser and russia indicates the trump team somehow discussed or even helped shape russia's response to those sanctions president obama imposed after u.s. intelligence officials determined vladimir putin ordered a hacking operation into the election. this morning, the republican-led senate intelligence committee launching an investigation into alleged links between russia and donald trump's presidential campaign. the probe beginning just six days before trump takes office and as new details emerge about incoming trump national security adviser michael flynn's contact with the russian government.
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flynn seen seated next to russian president vladimir putin during a dinner for the russian tv station rt back in 2015. the trump team confirming flynn texted with the russian ambassador on christmas day. four days later they spoke by phone, the same day the obama administration imposed sanctions for hacking and expelled 35 russian diplomats. trump spokesman sean spicer tells abc news the russian ambassador invited flynn to attend syrian peace talks, which the obama administration has been excluded from. the fact that the designated national security adviser who has his own relationship with the russian government was in touch with the russian ambassador to the united states, i can understand why that was the subject of a column in the newspaper. >> reporter: the russian embassy won't comment on the phone call but confirms the ambassador will be attending trump's inauguration according to the practice and protocol rules. meantime, on capitol hill, fbi director james comey taking heat from democrats who after meeting with comey say he hasn't done enough to investigate trump's
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alleged russian ties. >> all i can tell you is the fbi director has no credibility. that's it. >> reporter: comey has been criticized for speaking publicly about the hillary clinton e-mail investigation days before the november election while staying silent about any inquiries into trump. >> in a public forum we never confirm or deny a pending investigation. i'm not saying -- >> the irony of your making that statement here i cannot avoid. >> reporter: comey now promising to cooperate fully with an investigation into his handling of that case. the investigation will really try to hone in and determine whether or not comey broke with justice department policy by commenting so publicly on the investigation so close to the election. meanwhile, "the wall street journal" editorial board is calling for comey to resign. if he refuses, it says that president-elect donald trump should fire him. paula, dan. >> all right, gloria, thank you, and with just six days to go
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with just six days to go until the inauguration, there are plenty of other big stories cooking in washington right now. >> including a major move by congress taking the first steps towards repealing obamacare and abc's mary bruce is in our washington bureau, as well. mary, how close is congress to making this actually happen? >> reporter: well, this morning republicans are at least one step closer to fulfilling their pledge to dismantle obamacare, but they still don't have a plan to replace it. now, the president-elect has said he wants to do this very quickly, and the house speaker says republicans will move to repeal and replace in the first 100 days, but there is still a long road and a big fight ahead. 20 million americans have coverage under obamacare and republicans say they don't want them to feel like they're having the rug pulled out from under them, but as they move towards that repeal, they still haven't agreed on what comes next. >> yeah, that's a big fight that's on tap right now, mary. also this morning, we're learning that one top democrat, john lewis, plans to sit out the inauguration. what can you tell us about that? >> reporter: yeah, the civil rights icon, congressman john lewis, says he will not attend the inauguration because he says
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he does not believe donald trump is the legitimate president. lewis says he thinks the russians helped trump get elected and helped to destroy the candidacy of hillary clinton, so for the first time in his career, lewis says he's going to skip next week's festivities. >> and also some interesting on camera comments from donald trump himself. he spoke about the fact that his cabinet nominees have been breaking with him publicly on some major policy issues during their confirmation hearings, so what exactly is he saying about this? >> reporter: yeah, remember, just six days till he's sworn in as president, and already we're seeing some real distance between trump's nominees and their potential future boss. his picks for defense secretary and cia director, for instance, are taking a much tougher stance on russia. but now trump is responding. he says he wants members of his cabinet to be themselves, adding that sometimes they may be right, sometimes he may be right. and that's the big x factor here, just how much will trump follow the advice of his own cabinet. dan and paula. >> big x factor, a lot of questions and just six days until the inauguration.
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mary, it's always great to have you on the show. thank you. and we do want to turn now to a truly remarkable story. a baby allegedly snatched from the hospital 18 years ago has been found alive. the child, she's now a teenager, and the woman who raised her now behind bars, but as you can imagine, there are some complicated emotions, and eva pilgrim is covering the story for us this morning. good morning, eva. >> reporter: good morning, paula. for one family it's the day they only dreamed of. but for another, a lot of confusion. the teen suspected recently that something was up, but nothing could prepare her for what she found out. an extremely emotional moment inside a south carolina courtroom as this teenage girl is separated from the only mother she's ever known. this morning a family to be reunited 18 years after a baby was kidnapped from a florida hospital. >> and i have been praying and praying for this day. >> it's been 18 years. i can't wait no longer. >> reporter: that baby now a teenager, and this morning the woman who abducted her being held without bond in a south carolina jail where an anonymous
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tip led cops to the now 18-year-old girl. >> in south carolina we found an 18-year-old young woman with the same date of birth but a different name. so further investigation revealed that fraudulent documents had been used to establish that young woman's identity. >> reporter: the case grabbing national attention in 1998 even featured on an episode of "america's most wanted." >> i just want to know where my baby is at. i just want my baby back. >> reporter: named kamiyah mobley by her birth parents, police launched an all-out search for the infant last seen in baby diapers wrapped in a pink and blue blanket. only eight hours old when police say she was snatched from the hospital. the baby taken from the arms of her mother by a mysterious woman who told the family she was a nurse, all while telling nurses and staff she was part of the family. >> i can't believe what i was hearing, what i seen. >> i feel so strongly that miya is alive out there. miya is alive and somebody is raising her like their own. >> reporter: a grandmother's
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hunch confirmed. police say 51-year-old gloria williams changed kamiyah's name and raised her as her own. during williams' first court appearance on friday, the teen identifying herself by the name williams allegedly gave her. >> i'm her daughter alexis. >> reporter: openly sobbing seeing the woman now accused of snatching her from her biological mother now behind bars. >> okay. >> i love you. >> and alexis has facetimed with her biological parents. they are hoping to see her later today. >> it has to be so confusing for her. eva, thank you. >> that whole time they were just separated by a couple of hours. >> just several hours just straight up 95. >> oh, eva, thank you. you can imagine complicated emotions. abc news consultant brad garrett, a former fbi agent joins us from washington right now. brad, good morning to you and thanks for joining us. first and foremost, how rare is a case like this? >> it's pretty rare, paula. 308 infant abductions since 1983. think about this. all but 12 have been solved.
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it's been my experience that within a few hours or days these children are usually found. >> does this show that it is possible to solve a case like this even 18 years after the fact? >> yes, and, dan, here's the real key. i've worked a lot of cold cases that have gone on for years. you have to bring them back in the public's eye, and i think that's what the cops continued to do in jacksonville, florida, they get the tip, they go to the small town in south carolina and as the chief described were able to identify this as the abduction from 18 years ago. >> pretty remarkable. as you heard in that piece, this was also part of "america's most wanted," so they kept this story and this investigation open pretty much the entirety of the time that she was missing. brad, thank you so much for joining us this morning. >> yeah, thank you, brad. >> and a lot of other news this morning and for that as always we kick it over to dr. ron claiborne. good morning, sir. >> good morning to you, dan and paula, diane, good morning to you. good morning, everyone.
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we're going to begin with a scathing report about police misconduct in chicago. the department of justice saying the nation's second largest police force has a long-running pattern of civil rights abuses, racial bias and excessive force aimed primarily at african-americans and latinos. the justice department's year-long probe was prompted by the release of this dash cam video showing a white police officer shooting a black teen 16 times. chicago's police commissioner now promising changes. and the justice department also bringing criminal charges against three executives of the japanese auto parts maker takata. they're accused of faking test data to hide defects in millions of air bags setting off the largest automotive recall in u.s. history. takata is also being fined a billion dollars for providing false data. and in south carolina federal officials closing their case against a school officer seen on a video slamming a female student to the floor. prosecutors saying there's not enough evidence to charge the man with civil rights
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violations. that officer was fired two days after that incident back in 2015. and in washington a controversial painting depicting police officers as pigs be taken down from the capitol for good. the painting, which is part of a high school art event, was found to have violated the art competition's rules. it has spawned a week-long discussion between those who see it as an example of freedom of expression and those who thought it was offensive. and in utah, security cameras show a car thief as he takes off knocking a woman, the driver, to the ground and driving off with her kids in the backseat. fortunately the suspect dropped off the children, a 3-year-old and an infant, in a nearby parking lot where they were found unarmed. the car and the thief, they are gone. and finally a library in san francisco has had an overdue book returned, imagine this, 100 years late. the great grandchildren of phoebe webb who checked out the book of short stories in 1917 found it in a trunk where it had been stored for decades and they say she probably
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intended to take it back but she died and no one noticed it among her belongings. under a library amnesty program, no fine was assessed. i think the fine would have been something like 2,000 bucks at 5 cents a day. >> 5 cents a day, carry the 1. >> they let it go. >> did you do the math? >> doing the math, yeah. >> right now exactly -- >> it was about $1,800, $1,900 theoretically. they let it go. >> allegedly. great story. >> allegedly. >> you just reminded me i have a bunch of overdue books. >> not 100 years. >> nor is the fine $2,000. >> make your kids return them at some point. >> i will or i can have you do it, ron. thanks very much, ron. let's check back in with rob still in steamboat springs, colorado, not in new york city. we miss you, please come back soon. >> i'm here at the summit continuing my education and keeping the credits and doing field research in going out in five feet of snow for the month of january. did that with the ski patrol into the back country. skull and cross bones there, a little intimidating but was in
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great hands and made amazing fresh powder turns, fish creek canyon, beautiful landscape in the back country where the snow should be. this is where the snow should not be an it's across western oregon, portland still a frozen tundra for the past week and some spots over a foot of snow and we've got problems not just with that but the quick melt that's going to happen and the rainfall with the next couple of storms coming in and one includes another atmospheric river, dense moisture pointed towards the pacific northwest in where the snow s. a lot of rain on top of rapidly melting snow and flood advisories and special weather statements across the valleys of western oregon and northern california for the potential of more flooding, mudslides and landslides. the center of the storm in california will kick into the plains. this is what's causing the front side of the ice. tomorrow in texas i think we'll see i threat for severe weather, hail good saturday morning.
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i'm meteorologist lisa ar gin. the clear sky. we have a little fog in the north bay valleys. by the delta this morning, you could see some flooding around brentwood and antioch as we certainly continue the drainage that happened with all the heavy rain over the weekend. sunny skies today. a couple of days of sunshine, with numbers in the mid and upper 50s. before we see the rain return by late tuesday into wednesday. all right, coming up later in the broadcast, i got to do something i've always wanted to do, a sled and very cute, ambitious dogs dogsledding. a ton of fun in the next half hour. back to you. >> so many comments to make there but i'll hold them until we run the piece. thank you, robert. >> i don't know what's cuter, rob or the dogs. maybe both of them. >> you be the judge. >> there you go. >> you know what we're still thinking about, that emotional moment this week for the vice president, joe biden, when the
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president awarded him the medal of freedom. now, biden spoke about it for the first time on "the view" yesterday. he shared with us just how shocked he was. >> i started to walk out, and there were military lined up on one side, and they said, no, the other side. and i thought, well, maybe they want me walking out through the military, and then when that guy came up with the medal, i thought, who the hell is this for? he's been extremely generous. >> such an emotional moment. he said he was completely caught off guard. he thought that he was going there for a champagne toast, and then he walked in, and he saw his friends and his family and -- >> quite a surprise. >> so completely. >> yeah, you could really tell he was caught by surprise and incredibly moved. >> yeah, and you know what really struck me, i mean, joe got a standing ovation from the audience. i mean it probably cut into four minutes of the time that we could have spoken with him. people just connect with him and he's able to connect with voters and people on such a human level that you don't really see an everyday politics. he looks in your eye. he's able -- i don't know.
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maybe that's just his roots, his blue collar roots or what it is, but it's something we don't see from politicians. and you're not going to see him riding off into the sunset. he joked about 2020. he said never say never. it might be me and john kerry pushing our little rollers. >> he's been making some pretty mysterious comments about running for president. we'll see. >> i don't think you'll see him fade out, but he'll be active in cancer research because he lost his son beau. >> great moment there. really was. coming up here on "gma," chaos and heroism on the interstate in arizona. a state trooper, ambushed, shot and beaten. two passers-by who then came to the rescue. >> officer down, officer down. outside tonopah. plus, the moment that we've all been waiting for, rob takes us on an adventure learning how to maneuver a dogsled. is that what he does, does he drive? does he steer it? he's going to show us what it's like out on the trail. look at how much fun he's having right there. we're going to be right back. >> the dogs seem suspicious. >> i was talking about look at how much fun the dogs are
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welcome back to "gma" on a saturday morning. happening right now, the major and dangerous ice storm threatening parts of 16 states this morning from texas to pennsylvania. states of emergency declared in oklahoma and missouri. kansas mobilizing about 200 national guard troops. icy roads leading to dangerous driving conditions, and the freezing rain is threatening to bring down power lines. >> yeah, they're calling it the storm of the decade in some areas. and now a ten-year sentence, a jewelry thief who led cops on a multistate chase across the southeast repeatedly caught in the act by cameras has been sentenced to ten years in prison for her role in stealing more than $4 million worth of jewels. abigail kemp getting leniency for cooperating with police. and you know the question we're asking this morning, who just doesn't love a life-sized
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wax president. who doesn't want one in their living room. you guys, would you like one because -- >> a little creepy. >> -- the hall of presidents and first ladies museum in gettysburg is auctioning off all its assets including wax versions of all 44 presidents. the museum closed last november, sadly, due to low turnout but the first gavel falls at 10:00 a.m. if any of you are interested in having any of the presidents in your living room. >> we could pool our resources maybe. >> get like a woodrow wilson for the -- >> next time you're out -- >> who would you want? >> -- we'll have a wax figure in your place? >> woodrow, is that your pick? >> lyndon. he's the biggest one, right? >> more for your money. >> grover cleveland. >> this conversation, we've exhausted the utility of it, thank you very much, everybody. >> it's melting wax. first we'll talk about the men they are calling heroes for swooping in to save a police officer in distress. >> one used his own gun to kill the suspect who was tussling with the wounded officer following what authorities are calling an ambush attack, and abc's neal karlinsky has all the
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details for us this morning from our los angeles bureau. hi, neal. >> reporter: paula, dan, good morning. just imagine driving down a dark highway at 4:00 a.m. and seeing a man attacking a state trooper. most people might call 911 but wouldn't pull over and get out of their cars. in this case, two motorists did risking their own lives to help him. >> officer down, officer down. outside tonopah. >> reporter: professional as it sounds that voice calling into distach isn't a police officer but one of two random motorists arizona police are calling heroes this morning for saving the life of state trooper ed anderson. >> this is a civilian. he's shot on i-10. he's in real bad shape. please send air support, helicopter please. >> reporter: it was just after 4:00 a.m. thursday in a rural area along arizona's i-10 when trooper anderson came upon a rollover crash while responding to a call of shots fired. while he was putting flares down in the road, police say he was ambushed and shot at least once. the suspect then got on top of
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him and started beating him. that's when the first of two motorists pulled over to see what was happening. >> the trooper says, please help me and asked the uninvolved third party for help. >> reporter: police say that unidentified motorist ran back to his car, got his own gun and told the man attacking trooper anderson to stop. >> the suspect refuses, the uninvolved third party fires striking and killing the suspect. >> reporter: it was yet another innocent passer-by who then grabbed the police radio and called in for help. >> yeah, the gentleman was shot by ae passerby who stopped the altercation after the officer was shot. >> reporter: the unidentified suspect was killed. a second person, a woman, was also found dead at the scene after apparently being ejected in a crash. investigators say anderson, a 27-year veteran, is lucky to be alive. trooper anderson has undergone surgery and is doing well this morning according to police. the motorist who shot that suspect dead will not face any charges.
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paula, dan. >> a wild story, neal, thank you very much. >> it certainly is. let's check the forecast again. rob, as we've discussed, is out in steamboat springs, colorado, on some sort of boondoggle that he's kind of explained to us. >> he's there for work. he's there for work. >> work. what's going on, robert? >> hey, dan and paula, the champagne powder is falling lightly at this time. a little more wet type of snow heading towards the northeast. the radar, freezing rain across parts of virginia, west virginia, maryland and d.c. this morning. this pulse would be working its way up the i-95 corridor late today and from record highs early in the week looking for snow, maybe a coating to an inch of snow from philadelphia to new york. maybe as far north as hartford then we'll begin to warm things up. southeast really pretty warm temperatures in the 70s and this warmth will be building into the northeast so whatever does fall tonight shouldn't be that big of an issue. temperatures well above freezing into the 40s for new york city sunday, monday, tuesday. 50s on wednesday and that includes d.c. as well. the main story, of course,
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weatherwise. this ice storm. we're in day two of a three-day event. an inch of ice potentially across kansas and oklahoma and potentially that much in st. louis as well so in this case it's good saturday morning. a gorgeous start. we're looking at plenty of sunshine, but frosty out there with temperatures just above freezing. some fog in the north bay. mid and upper 50s today. >> this weather report brought to you by geico, which offers insurance for just about everything including probably dogsleds which i got an opportunity to drive. there's no steering wheel but show you that in a few minutes. guy, back to you. >> we were wondering about that actually. that's what's coming up next here on "gma." it's going to be proof positive that rob is in colorado on a work mission. check it out. he learned how to mush. how he fared on his dogsledding expedition in colorado after the break. >> i can't wait to see that.
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the top dogs around here. recently, though, as you're seeing, he learned what it was like to be around a different kind of pack. >> yes, he went dogsledding in the beautiful mountains of colorado, and, rob, i've got to say had to have been a great adventure. hey, guys, you know the entire west has gotten so much snow this season. it's difficult to get around, so we decided to check out how to do that old school. not by any sort of man-made machine but by something powered by man's best friend. so, these are world class athletes. >> what these are are what's called an alaskan husky. they started breeding the best of the best and that's where these guys come from. >> here with chris hoffman, former iditarod racer, the key to a good dogsled is i'm guessing the dogs. >> you got it. man. they are the stars of the show. >> this one's name is -- >> that's teddy. >> teddy, you want to go or do you want to stay? >> i think she's ready for "dancing with the stars." >> you want to do dancing? >> that's annabelan. >> hi, annabelle.
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obviously very friendly. >> that's cougar. maybe we'll take her with us today. >> can you make cougar part of the team? >> yeah. >> you want to do some running, cougar. you excited? you're sort of excited. cougar, cougar, cougar. i think i'm scaring her now. okay. let's find the other seven. this is what happens when they figure out that someone gets to go sledding. they're pretty excited. >> first rule of dog mushing, don't let go. second rule of dog mushing, don't let go. >> how do i steer it? >> lean to the left you go left, lean to the right you go right. >> whoa, whoa, this is awesome. >> i told you not to let go. rob. lean a little right now, rob. now we're going to have a hard left. lean left. >> whoa. we're sliding. we almost wiped out. we are moving now. oh, man. i didn't realize i'd be put to work.
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i'm getting tired, and i'm cold. >> maybe what we'll do is put cougar in here for you and we'll let cougar sit right on your lap. yeah. are you ready to ride shotgun? >> this is much better. much better. >> glad we got you warmed up, rob. >> thank you for keeping me warm, cougar. i'm not sure she enjoyed being in the sled. she thought she did something wrong. they want to run, they want to work. they're well taken care of and well fed. they go through over 200 pounds of kibble and meat and turkey fat a day. about 5,000 calories, twice that when they're training for the iditarod so amazing operation to watch and so peaceful when you're out there on the sled. guys, back to you. >> i don't know, who had more fun the dogs or you because that visual where they learn that somebody was going sledding, they all come out of their little doghouses and just bark. they do. they loved it. >> there is no question that these dogs are well treated and happy. they just want to run. they love it.
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they want to do it all the time and, yeah, when word gets out that the sled is going to be strapped up, they all want to go, and they all want to have a run at it. it's really amazing and peaceful to be out there. >> you could see it as they're running. >> peaceful when you're out there, yeah. it's -- all you hear is their panting and their excitement but it's really amazing to be out there amongst the beautiful landscape. it's a serene environment. >> thank you, rob. and we hear that cougar filed a union grievance about having to ride with rob, but we'll address that later. thank you, robert. coming up here on "gma," the alternative to the epipen for allergic reactions now selling for just a fraction of the cost. everything you need to know in our "weekend download." >> and what's all this talk about a selena gomez surprise. diane sorts it all out in "pop news." you have a bunch of investigations in "pop news." >> i do. >> yes, you do. news." you have a bunch of investigations in "pop news." >> i do, yes. and low blood su. januvia (sitagliptin) is a once-daily pill that, along with diet and exercise, helps lower blood sugar.
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"good morning america" is brought to you by pronamel toothpaste. protect your enamel against the effects of everyday acids. >> time for "pop news." diane is here. what's popping? >> good morning. we have a lot to get to today so i'm going to get right to it. we're going to start with priyanka chopra. she's apparently on the mend after a mishap on the set of abc's "quantico" here in new york. a rep for the show confirmed that there was a minor incident on the set thursday night and that chopra was examined by a doctor and is home resting comfortably. now, she missed a "quantico" press event then on friday. a rep told "people" magazine she wasn't feeling well, so we are wishing her a speedy recovery and "quantico" returns with new episodes on monday, january 3rd so everybody is hoping she'll be back to work very soon. >> good news. and the makers of "star wars" are putting some rumors to rest that they might digitally resurrect the late carrie fisher for future films. some fans got hopeful after seeing that "rogue one: a star wars story" featured digital recreations of a young carrie
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fisher and the late peter cushing. but they now say in a statement, we want to assure our films that lucasfilm has no plans to digitally re-create carrie fisher's performance as princess leia organa. now, that said, fisher had already finished shooting "episode viii" before she passed so we will get to see her re-create her role as leia that comes out next december. we haven't seen the last of carrie fisher as leia. up next, it looks like selena gomez has a top secret project in the works. the singer's makeup artist, nail guru and hairstylist all shared this selfie of a very dolled up gomez with the #secretproject and behind the scenes and lots of emojis to go with that, of course. fans are also loving her new short haircut in that picture. no word yet on what the project could be. we do know that the post came just hours after some pda photos surfaced of her and the weeknd being extra cuddly. so, many are now asking about that relationship. forget about the secret project. >> i can't get past the fact that you referred to her having
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a nail guru. >> she has a nail guru. yeah. i don't know what that entails but it sounds kind of awesome. >> you don't have a personal manicurist? >> no. maybe i need one. >> your nails are great. >> but we did see last month there were pictures that surfaced where people thought she was in a recording studio so maybe that could be part of the secret. >> so much mystery in "pop news." >> still working on the investigation. virginia may call itself the state for lovers but some new research shows that sparks are flying in other places of the u.s. a study from michigan state university and the university of illinois found mississippi, utah and wisconsin are all tied for the most romantic states and analysts surveyed more than 127,000 adults measuring attachment, anxiety, avoidance, clingy behavior, you name it, analyzed lots of different personality traits, and they found that oregon, california and washington did pretty well. new york, not so much. >> that's not surprising. >> nope. new york and indiana -- >> wait. what does that mean? >> new york and indiana are unromantic ruts apparently. >> what do you mean as i say this as an offended new yorker. why not?
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>> you're a bostonian so don't try to put on that cloak. >> another place that wasn't on the list. >> dan is always so warm, kind and loving. >> i'm just going to say, being a midwesterner, you know, people have a little bit of edge here. that's all i'm saying. i love you. >> allegedly. >> a little bit. >> no more talking. we're done with the show. that's the new yorker cutting it all up. we'll see you back here tomorrow morning. i'll be nicer. i promise. >> fuhgeddaboutit. >> so rude. good morning. thanks for joining us. space x the make the first attempt to launch the rocket. scheduled to launch at 9:54 a.m. in southern california.
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an attempt to land at sea. its cargo will be ten satellites that will help complete one of the largest satellite systems around earth. p president-elect donald trup is about to enter office with a historically low approval rating. dpal lup has released a new poll showing just 44% of meshs approve of his transition so far. compare it to bill clinton who was at 68% before taking office. george w. bush was at 61%. and current president obama 83% of americans approved of his transition. a part of mr. trump's low rating may come from the perception he may endorse mass importations from immigrants. a march similar to this one will rally against what they say is criminalization, mass deportations and hatred of immigrants. they will share their vision for a more inclusive california that honors diversitdiversity. the rally begins at 11:00 at
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city hall. cold this morning in the bay area. let's check in with lisa argen with the details. >> i do see the fog behind you. that is an issue for some of you. live doppler 7 not picking up on any rain, but we are picking up on drainage issues over by the delta. the national weather service has issued a flood warning by discovery bay. antioch, brentwood until 11:30. we'll talk temperatures in just a few minutes. matt? >> thank you, lisa. up next, a woman arrested after a hit-and-run accident killed a pedestrian on a bay area freeway. what authorities say may have played a role in the crash. a cliff rescue of two skinny i'm hall of famer, jerry west, and my life is basketball. but that doesn't stop my afib from leaving me at a higher risk of stroke. that'd be devastating. i took warfarin for over 15 years. until i learned more about once-daily xarelto®... a latest-generation blood thinner. then i made the switch. xarelto® significantly lowers the risk of stroke
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