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ppen. now, my spa has more business than ever. ...and so does our cleaning crew. [ male announcer ] at citibank, we believe small business is a big deal. what's your story? citibank can help you write it. good morning, america. and this morning, nuclear scare. wildfires approach one of the most sensitive locations in america. flames, just a few miles away from thousands of gallons of nuclear waste. as over 12,000 people are evacuated. and the fires keep growing in size. the one to watch. new presidential candidate, tea party favorite, michele bachmann, joins us from the campaign trial. the republican party's rising star, here this morning to set the record straight. inside the mind of casey anthony. the judge's ruling on whether she's really mentally competent. now, will casey take the stand? ♪ new york and get ready to get in a
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new york state of mind. we're falling for alicia keys this morning. when she performs live, right here, outside in times square. woo. >> you like looking at that lone camera in times square. >> i came in this morning, too. you see the piano and knowing who is going to be behind it. and know what she's going to be singing. alicia keys. >> exciting concert in times square. we have a lot of news. we're following the overnight developments around los alamos nuclear facility. you see the fire around the hills all around the city and that nuclear lab. right now, that fire is zero percent contained. it is a ghost town right now. >> we'll go there in a moment. also overnight, an emotional
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appearance at representative gabby giffords, at an event honoring her husband, mark kelly. she got a standing ovation. abc news was there. we'll hear more about that this morning. >> it's so great to see her getting out. you have one week to hit it big. which young singer will be the next pop star? you'll meet the lucky teen behind this door. as we said, she's got one week to hit it big. we begin with the wildfires out west, putting one of the nation's premiere nuclear labs at risk. in a moment, we'll get more on the dangers from the wildfires, with dr. michio kaku. but first, we go to ryan owens in los alamos. >> reporter: the winds are down. the humidity is up. but the concern is not over. look behind me in the hills. you see that ominous orange glow? that's where the fire is right now. and that's right above the
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nuclear lab. this is what happens when 12,000 people try to flee a citity at once. >> all right. let's go. >> reporter: los alamos is empty this morning, after a mandatory evacuation. >> i got pretty much everything packed up. just filling up the car. >> reporter: there is one thing no one here can take with them. this town is home to america's nuclear weapons lab. los alamos is where the first atomic bomb was built. and where today's most dangerous weapons are made. the lab is massive. 26-square miles. the wildfire has come within 50 feet of its perimeter. and on monday, one small fire was sparked on the lab's property. >> potential is high for a major calamity. if the fire would reach these areas. >> reporter: officials insist the nuclear material here is secure. and there's no danger to the public. glen walt isn't so sure. he worked as a top security
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official at los alamos a decade ago. and said some nuclear waste is stored just about three miles from where the fire is now. >> it contains approximately 20,000 barrels of nuclear waste. it's not contained within a concrete, brick and mortar-type building. but rather, in sort of a fabric-type building, that a fire could easily consume. >> reporter: for people who live around here, this fire is a dangerous case of deja vu. this same area burned 11 years ago, including some structures at the lab. officials there say they learned a lot during that fire. and we're safer for it now. nuclear watchdog groups are not so sure. robin? >> all right, ryan. for more on the wildfires threatening that area, let's bring in physicist, dr. michio kaku. good to have you with us. we just heard in ryan's report. and the nuclear waste being behind fabric barriers. what's the most dangerous right here?
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what's the most concern? >> well, the good news is we no longer store our atomic bombs at los alamos, like we used to. especially after world war ii. however, the danger is there's 20,000 to 30,000 barrels, containing plutonium waste. everything from gloves, to helmets, to nuclear materials from the reactors. the danger is that a fire could split them open, release plutonium in the air. plutonium is the most toxic chemical known to science. a microgram, that you can't see, would cause cancer. >> and the danger the firefighters must be in to battle this. and the special training and equipment they need? >> that's the weak spot because in 2009, the department of energy said that the local fire department, they may not be trained to handle the various specialized nuclear materials and equipment stored on-site. that made a lot of people uneasy, realizing the first line of defense, the firemen, may be overwhelmed when they enter a weapons laboratory. >> and dr. kaku, the floodwaters
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in nebraska and the nuclear plants that are there. it's been very much in the news. a lot of concern. what's the biggest danger there? >> that accident in nebraska is like fukushima in slow-motion. at fukushima, the tipping point was almost immediately, by the tsunami, that overrun the pumps and safety systems. here, we have time. but the floodwaters are rising. if they rise a few feet more, we could see pumps starting to fail. at that point, in a worst-case scenario, we could drop cooling water. and then, it's like fukushima 2.0. >> but the ft. calhoun nuclear station has been shut down since april. doesn't that help? >> it helps. but it takes 36 hours for water to boil off once the pumps fail. at that point, water levels begin to drop. again, we don't expect that to happen. but if it were to happen, it would be fukushima all over again. >> and speaking of fukushima all over again, a lot of people are wondering what's going on there?
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we aren't hearing much. >> next year, they hope to get the pumps circulating. this morning it was announced they tried to get the pumps to work, to circulate the water. it failed. >> it did. >> estimates are, that 30 to 50 years to clean up that nuclear disaster. >> we can't forget over there, either. we're concerned here at home, toto dr. kaku, thank you. always good to see you. now, to politics and the race for the white house. zeroing in on iowa. sarah palin heads there for a movie premiere, just one day after congresswoman michele bachmann launched her campaign from her hometown, waterloo. jon karl is in that key state for all the early action. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, george. the sarah palin visit is big news here. it's her first trip to iowa this year. and it comes just as the presidential race is heating up. last time she was in iowa, she was here to promote her latest book. this time around, sarah palin is here for the premiere of a movie about sarah palin. it's called "the undefeated."
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and it portrays palin as a take-charge, ceo-style governor. >> of all the 50 governors in the united states, she was sitting at the desk -- and she wasn't afraid to use those powers. >> reporter: movie premiere aside, a trip to first-in-the-nation, iowa, stirs speculation. could palin be ready to jump in the presidential race? top iowans tell abc news, they see no sign of it. even if she does jump in, she may be too late. >> i often say that everything i need to know, i learned in iowa. >> reporter: another tea party heroine has already taken off here. michele bachmann is surging. the latest iowa poll shows 65% of iowans have a favorable view of her. just 12% negative. making her considerably more popular than sarah palin. president obama is also in iowa today. he's going to be visiting a
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factory in the eastern part of the state and talking about jobs. but, george, he is not going to be making that palin movie premiere. >> i am sure that's right. okay, jon. thanks. so, sarah palin in iowa. president obama in iowa. one stepep ahead of them, congresswoman michele bachmann. she made it official in iowa yesterday. this morning, she is in new hampshire. thanks for joining us, congresswoman. >> thank you, george. great to be with you this morning. >> in your announcement speech yesterday, you said my voice is part of a movement to take back our country. from whom? >> for the people all across the nation. the voice i learned growing up in iowa was a very reasonable, common-sense voice. that's one i learned and taken successfully to the halls of congress. and now, i want to take that to the white house. >> you have been making a lot of progress. also getting a lot of scrutiny. i'm going to not get too deep into the flake flap from sunday. as you make progress in this campaign, everything you say is going to get more scrutiny.
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and the pulitzer prize-winning website, politifact, has said you have the worst record of making false statements. earlier this year, you said that the founding fathers who wrote the constitution and the declaration of independence worked tirelessly to end slavery. with respect, congresswoman, that's just not true. many of them, including jefferson and washington, were actually slave holders. and slavery didn't end until the civil war. >> you know what's marvelous, is in this country, under our constitution, we have the ability when we recognize that something is wrong, to change it. and that's what we did in our country. we changed it. we no longer have slavery. that's a good ing. and what our constitution has done for o o nation is to give us a basis of freedom, unparalleled in the rest of the world. that's what people want -- >> i agree with that, congresswoman. >> and our government is taking away their freedoms. >> that's not what you said. you said the founding fathers
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worked tirelessly to end slavery. >> if you look at one of our fofoding fathers, john quincy adams, that's very true. he was a young boy, with his father, serving as a father's secretary. he tirelessly worked t toughout his life to make sure that we did, in fact, one day, eradicate slavery. >> he wasn't one of the founding fathers. he was a president. he was a secretary of state. you're right. he did work to end slavery, decades later. you're standing by this comment that the founding fathers worked tirelessly to end slavery? >> well, john quincy adada was part of the revolutionary war era. he was a young boy. but he was actively involved. >> let me move on to another one of your statements, on the issue of jobs, which is so central to this campaign. you said in 2005, that taking away the minimum wage could potentially, virtually, wipe out unemployment. where is the evidence for that?
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>> people are upset that the president has us at 9.1% unemployment. that's unacceptable. we lost millions of jobs. people are suffering right now. they're hurting. and i feel their pain. and i want to make sure what we do going forward is actually to address this and turn the economy around. you're saying that the minimum wage is one of the regulations you'd take a a look at? you'd try to eliminate it? >> what i'm saying is we need to lock at all regulations. whatever ones are inhibiting job growth, that's what we need -- >> and the minimum wage is one of them? >> all regulations, george. i think every department. we have too much expansion of government. what we need to do is tamp that down so that the american people can keep more of what they make. >> just a couple more questions. do you think sarah palin is trying to rain on your parade by coming to iowa today? >> you know, i think that it's wonderful that the governor is coming to iowa. i think they'll enjoy her.
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she'll certainly enjoy them. people in iowa are wonderful, transparent people. it's their values and their character, and their morals that they poured into me as i was growing up there as a little girl. that's the voice i want to take the white house. >> one more question. i think one of the things that people are impressed with in your background is that you and your husband have raised 23 foster chin. i know you want to shield them, but are they prepared? and are you prepared for the loss of privacy that comes with a presidential campaign? is that something you're concerned about for them? >> when we were making this momentous decision, we sat down for a long time a as a family a contemplated what this would mean. and, yes, we are ready. we have five, wonderful biological children. our last one is off to college. our ololdest is a doctor. and we have great 23 foster children in our home, as well. wee thankful that we have them. but we want to observe their privacy and that of their
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families. >> congresswoman, thank you for joining us this morning. >> thank you. we're going to move, now, to notorious mobster, james "whitey" bulger. authorities areeearning more about how he spent his 16 years on the run. not only did he live in the same santa monica apartment during most of that time, he returned repeatedly to boston, the scene of his crimes. pierre thomas has much more from washington. good morning, pierre. >> reporter: good morning, robin. we have new insight on what the suspected gangster may have been up to all those years on the run. apparently since his capture, bulger has been talking a lot. when authorities captured whitey bulger, he immediately admitted to the fbi, he was the man they had been hunting for nearly two decades. he even waived his right to remain silent. then, the proud bulger, legendary for his bluntness and flamboyance did something else, prosecutors say. he started bragging. bulger said he traveled extensively.
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to tijuana, mexico, when he needed to get mexico. for fun, when he wasn't at home on santa monica beach, he went to las vegas to play the slots. and, yes, bulger said, he had been back to boston in disguise, on several occasions, while armed to the teeth, because he had to take care of some unfinished business. >> this guy's all about power, control, confidence, and to a certain extent, arrogance. and so, he's telling them, look. i sort of did what i wanted to do during the last 16 years. >> reporter: former fbi agent, brad garrett, suspect bulger offering details, may be part of a master plan. play the system and see what he can get, in exchange for what he knows. who helped him evade police all those years? and the fbi will really want to know if its agents or local police were corrupted by bulger's gang many years ago. only bulger has the answers. >> he's going to have some fun. he's going to lure in some other people. get involved in other trials.
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and it will be whitey at the top of the mountain again. >> reporter: bulger's back in a familiar position. at the center of attention and potentially causing a lot of mischief. robin? which he seemed to relish. pierre, thank you. for other stories developing right now, let's get over to josh elliott. we really love this first story. >> we do. another familiar position for one young woman. good morning to all of you. we begin with arizona congresswoman, gabrielle giffords, making her first public appearance since being shot. she and her astronaut husband, mark kelly, delighted the crowd at a nasa event last night. and our gina cinsery was there. >> she did not look sick at all. she was smiling. she was animated. she was talking to the people next to o her. when her husband, mark kelly, received the space flight medal, she hugged him and kissed him. >> g gaa sunseri, in houston. there were no cameras at the
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event. but the crowd did rise and give giffords a standing ovation. former illinois governor, rod blagojevich, says he's stunned that a chicago jury found him guilty of corruption. legal experts predict he will serve between 10 and 15 years in prison. meanwhile, a very frightening scene at a subway station near boston. look as a teenager plunged off the top of that escalator, falling to the ground below, after trying to ride the handrail. people rushed to help him. he actually survived this 20-foot fall. but he did break his arm. >> oh. and when is t t last time you heard a soccer game described as mysterious? that's just one word used to describe today's game at the women's world cup in germany, as the u.s. prepares to face north korea. the americans have quite a challenge, however. little is known about the north koreans. they play few games outside of their own country. many of their players, very young. under the age of 20. and our friends at espn, will bring you today's game.
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it kicks off at 12:15 eastern, over onespn. >> can we have that live shot again? that was germany live because that's where we're going to see it. >> that's where we're going to see it. this is dresden, germany. games are already underway. a surprising result. 1999 was a long time ago. when brandi chastain and company put the sport on the map. the americans will have a much tougher time. >> i remember that summer very well. >> unbelievable. >> thank you, josh. generations of soccer fans. want to go to sam? >> yeah. everybody enjoyed that game. let's get to the boards. there's one thing we want to mention. the fires are in the top of the news. and this is why. it's so dry and warm in those areas. amarillo hasn't had moisture in 130 days. the last time they had moisture was february 10th. it was snow. that's how dry it's been. nothing since then. and all of this heat continues there, with strong winds.
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look at the temperatures at 99. el paso, 103. 116 is not a record in phoenix. 118 is a record. but there are heat watches and warnings all through the areas that will be up until about 8:00 in some regions, well past sundown. here's a look at where the storms are. we'll get into detail with that in the next half hour. but right now, that's your weather around the nation. downtown.s
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near 70 around town. the humidity is on the rise. hot and humid today. in near 90 degrees. afternoon thunderstorms. the cold front moves into town. tomorrow, comfortable and cooler conditions. high temperatures around an unusual wet pattern in the northwest. more rain will come out of this system than normally comes in a lot of those areas during the entire month of june. very wet system. robin and george? >> sounds that way. all right, sam. thank you. coming up is the murder trial of casey anthony about to take another stunning turn? will casey head to the stand? dan and nancy will be back. plus, believe it or not, you may be worse off if you have baby blues. the brown-eyed advantage you have to see to believe. and it's hard to believe, ten years ago, her debut album.
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>> good morning to you. it is tuesday, june 28.
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i have the local news update. we begin by checking on the busy commute with lisa. an interesting morning for drivers. maryland, there is a multiple injury accident. we go live to a picture on i-97, southbound after route 100. cleanupe a lot of underway. letting traffic it the right. northbound i-97 -- this is leaving annapolis towards baltimore. you one moreshow picture. it is so you can get perspective happening on the other side of town, which is the normal backup. adam is next. temperatures around 70 degrees. they will increase as this warm front moves northward through our area. high temperatures near 90 degrees.
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typical summertime heat and humidity in a washington. this afternoon and evening. behind the front, for wednesday thursday, cooler and more comfortable air in place. near 90 today with scattered afternoon storms. the next day's sunny and comfortable. thanks. light cameras are coming into the area. officials say violators will warnings through the end of july. the locations of the cameras and stories,on today's top tbd.com. web site at another update.
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such a dramatic day in court on monday, as both sides in the murder trial of casey anthony, waited for the judge's ruling on whether she's competent to stay in the courtroom. and people read the tea leaves to say, is this a step towards her taking the stand, perhaps? we're going to get into the latest twists with dan and nancy, coming up. >> wait to hear their series on that. look at these girls. can one of them turn into an overnight superstar? well, the lucky one is about to find out in our series "one week to hit it big." she will go on. produce a music video. we'll see if it takes off. >> they have to wait to be a superstar. we have a superstar already
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right here. the real thing. yes, that woman right there, alicia keys, getting ready for an intimate concert, right there. we call it military island. smack-dab in the middle of times square. if you're one of those hotels and waking up, get out of the p.j.s and get on down here. >> be a little late for work today. first, let's get right to the latest on casey anthony. the big question yesterday, is she really competent to stand trial? the judge ruled on that. and abc's ashleigh banfield was in the courtroom for all of that and the rest of the day's drama. good morning, ashleigh. >> reporter: good morning, george. it wouldn't be the casey anthony trial without twists and turns. i have another one, too. there's a star witness expected on the stand today. the man who found caylee's body. and a man, in the opening statement, was promised to be morally bankrupt. you can expect this to be a
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hostile exchange. all of it bounced off an exhausting day in court. another day. another defense tactic to save casey from death. >> the court orders the defendant to be examined by three psychologists. >> reporter: her attorneys tried to get her declared incompetent. it was an attempt to grind the trial to a halt. but the judge wasn't buying it. >> the court will find that the defendant is competent to continue. >> reporter: in the morning, casey appeared uncharacteristically happy. but her face would fade, as the trial stretched out, witness after witness, for over ten hours. prosecutors hauled out the lining of casey's trunk, to fight the idea the chloroform found came from household bleach. >> see any bleach stains on that? >> reporter: they rubbaged through casey's garbage. cutting up piece after piece.
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saying the garbage did not cause her trunk to smell. but that a dead child did. >> did that contain food products? >> reporter: the filthy trash was passed around the jury. some so disgusted, they use ed hand sanitizer and gloves. the defense rolled out this video. a search of the site where caylee's bones were found. a full month before the remains were discovered. >> did you see any remains of caylee marie anthony, in the woods on november 15th or 16th? >> no, i did not. >> reporter: that could help the defense. if caylee's bones were scattered when casey sat in jail, it means she could not have done it. but that someone else did. george, also want to mention, that the defense filed a motion for a mistrial, based on the constitutionality of florida's death penalty law. it's not the first time we've
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seen this in a death penalty case. and to be honest, i don't see much traction on it. let's get to the rest of our trial team. nancy grace, the host of "nancy grace" on hln. and in our studio, our legal analyst, dan abrams. yesterday, we saw the judge bring everybody in court for the motion on whether casey is competent to stand trial. it seemed to me like an ultimate hail mary pass. >> competence is a high standard. you have to literally be unable to understand the proceedings against you. it doesn't mean you're disagreeing with your lawyers. it doesn't mean that you're being ornery. it doesn't mean that you're being difficult. it means that you literally can't help in your defense. and that's a superhigh standard that i can't believe that anyone wasn't surprised to hear that casey anthony is competent. >> you have a pretty good bead on what is going on in that courtroom. a hail mary pass.
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let me tell you something. i've tried in competency trials. and dan's right. you have to show you have no idea what's going on. you can't help your lawyer in any way. this is no signal whether she will testify or not testify. i'll tell you this. that morning when she came back into court after the incompetency hail mary pass failed, she came in like she was miss congeniality. waving. smiling. flirting with the sheriff to open the door for her. i guarantee judge perry has had it up to here. delaying court for that long. and tot mom decides she's incompetent. street name, crazy. to stop the trial and get a do-over. no,ing no, no. >> weren't you surprised, though, that the judge allowed for the competency hearing? to say ewe're not going to have court on saturday at all and have a judge come in to make determinations? >> i wasn't surprised, dan.
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this is why, because if one of the shrinks, two psychologists and one psychiatrists, thought maybe she was incompetent, what they had been that whole day would have been for not. he had to stop it right then and there. i'm sure he was sorely irritated to do so. so shrinks can talk to tot mom behind bars. they could put off yet another day of trial. >> how about this for a theory? one of the reasons the defense did this is there's disagreement over whether or not casey should take the stand. and think think it's legal malpractice to put her up on the stand. but she wants to testify. and the defense wants to lay the groundwork? >> that's not incompetence. that's a disagreement. lawyers disagree with their clients all the time about whether to testify. clients often want to testify. and lawyers say no way, no how, i'm letting you on the witness stand. to suggest that makes her incompetent to stand trial, that
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would make the vast majority of criminal defendants incompetent. >> we caught something on camera. we were watching the trial. this is after her incompetency attempt. she was in court smiling. looking around. and then, she saw something up here on one of the monitors where the court reporter's typing and it made her mad. her face got so angry. she looked over and saw the camera. and she suddenly just piped back down and put the smile back on. that's not crazy. that's crazy like a fox. >> that is -- that is interesting. ashleigh talked about the big witness, d d, comingp today. the meter reader, roy kronk, who was on the scene. >> the second villain in this case. we've been talking about george anthony, the villain leading into this. the defense is pointing the finger at him, saying you're the one who disposed of the body. you were sexually abusing casey. but there's another villain here, according to the defense. that's the meter reader. they say, somehow, i guess, found the body beforehand, did
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something with it. and then, put it back at the scene to somehow become a hero or get a reward. this is, again, the problem with this defense. they are taking on such a burden to demonstrate that all these different people are involved in this conspiracy. >> just listen to that theory. do you hear what you're saying? i know you've analyzed it. what do you do? take caylee's body and hide it in a garage? put it in a jar on his coffee table for two months? and then, back out to the scene and not get caught? it's such a crazy theory. it's not going to fly. >> i agree. it is a very hard to believe theory. >> not a good day for the defense. >> if somehow roy kronk crumbles on the witness stand, we're proven wrong. >> they made their bed in opening statements. now, they have to lay in it. >> we're going to watch today. thank you both again very much. now, let's go to sam with
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the weather. good morning, sam. >> good morning, george. denver, sun's up bright. last time i was in denver, "gma" fired me off the side of a mountain in a slingshot. glen wood springs. look it up online. we're talking about the heat spreading to the north today. and denver isn't done with their warmup. thursday, about 100 degrees. pierre, 80 degrees. dallas has the been below normal or right at the normal mark one day of the month so far. phoenix going up to 116 today. not quite a record. into the northwest, here's that wet system. by now, usually, the jet stream is out of the way here. temperatures are right around 70 degrees. the high will be near 90 today. will be increasing this morning. yeah. thank you, robin. all that weather was brought to
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a brown-eyed, handsome man. abc's john berman. >> that's the nicest thing you've ever said about me. thank you. >> so far. >> well, if you always thought that blue-eyed guys and girls were getting all the attention, this is a story for you. blue eyes might help you get dates. but, hits? that's a whole other story. ♪ something in the way she moves ♪ >> reporter: old blue eyes, frank sinatra,ing sure could sing. paul newman, with those piercing, blue eyes, sure could act. >> i don't want to shoot with you, harvey. >> reporter: but put them out during the day. and, man, they have problems. call it the curse of the baby blues. american league most-valuable player, josh hamilton, has been absolutely wretched during day games. he hits 200 points worse than at night. why? the prognosis from dr. elton
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john. ♪ baby's got blue eyes >> reporter: hamilton sure does. and some research has found that blue or light-colored eyes are worse at filtering glare. the reason? the pigment at the back of the eye is less dense. >> that pigment in the back of the eye is what helps us see our fine details. >> reporter: which matters a lot in baseball, for airline pilots, truck drivers. anyone trying to see anything outside on a bright, sunny day. optometrist, justin bazan, says he gets a stream of complaints from blue-eyed patients about sensitive to light. much more than from our brown-eyed guys. >> a great-looking iris. >> reporter: and brown-eyed girls. ♪ brown-eyed girl >> reporter: one other thing you should know about those blue eyed folks. they're mutants. not like "x-men." but scientists say blue eyes didn't exist until a genetic
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mutation about 10,000 years ago. while they have problems hitting, it doesn't come in the way of fame or fortune. sunglasses can make all of the difference. and i should note. there have been fairly different blue-eyed baseball players. >> ripken. >> cal ripken and mantle. >> you were called a mutant, sam. >> mutant is my favorite. >> this is why we should move our softball games tonight. that's been the problem with you at the plate. the afternoon games. >> yeah. the softball games. >> it was worth a shot. thanks, john. thank you. >> all right. coming up, the mysterious runaway monkey, now caught on camera for the first time in years. like the boss, he was born to run. and we're counting down to alicia keys, singing live, right here. and right outside, on that
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the fugitives you're about to meet seem born to run. steve osunsami has the story. go. >> reporter: his the mystery monkey of tampa bay. a celebrity in these parts. more elusive than big foot. on the loose for 2 1/2 years. now, a break in the case. new cell phone video captures the monkey sitting on the porch
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of one lucky homeowner, who caught a rare glimpse. >> you can see the monkey. you can see him looking around. >> reporter: no one knows for sure where he came from. and florida wildlife authorities have yet to figure out where he goes. he was first seen hanging in the trees at a home near clearwater. then, seen swinging from neighborhood-to-neighborhood, traveling nearly 100 miles so far. authorities think he's a lost pet. and at some point, he went from being a fugitive to a folk hero. ♪ doing the mystery monkey >> reporter: he has someone great doing his p.r., with musical tributes on youtube. with nearly 82,000 facebook fans. and even a run for mayor. on comedy central, he's the monkey on the lam. >> oh, my god. he may not be a monkey at all. they may be hunting iggy pop. >> reporter: vernon yates has been trying to track the elusive monkey. and hasn't been having a lot of luck these day days. >> it's best for him, to be
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>> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. >> the time is 7:56 and this tuesday, june 28. i am cynne simpson and let's start by looking at the road with lisa baden. are very busy this morning. i-97 southbound at route 100 at accident. injury we will show you a live picture accident has been out of the way completely.
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the pace is starting to improve dramatically on both sides annapolis and baltimore. let's go over to the district. south on kenilworth avenue, the street,south capitol down onheeler is broken the exit ramp. we have delays out of greenbelt and on route 50 leaving cheverley. this is in montgomery county. at least we have sunshine but we have increasing humidity. a warm front will increase the humidity but it will be short lived because the cold front is moving our way. 73 degrees in quantico. 90 will be the high temperature. partly cloudy and scattered storms.n and evening we cannot rule out an isolated
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later today. behind the cold front, cooler humid the next few days. metro is making it easier to this holiday weekend. trackay there will be no on july 3 or four. there will be work on the red, orange, and blue lines from 10:00 p.m. friday until closing on saturday. update at another 8:27.
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♪ ♪ oh, my. so incredibly talented. i hate to talk. they're making us talk right now. but i want to hear alicia keys play. you can see in the crowd, they're not cheering. >> in times square, even
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traffic's slowing down. ♪ little classical interlude in times square. >> and it's such a unique setting, smack-dab in times square. the tenth anniversary, of her debut album, "songs in a minor." a collector's item now. >> and you have it. >> i do. >> why are you looking at me? >> she's going to be singing in our last half hour. she won five grammys off of this. 14 in the last 10 years. she's a wife now. a momma now. >> she has made it. >> yes, she has. we're looking at young kids trying to make it. one of these star wannabes are going to make it big in our series, "one week to hit it
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big." lara, you're our lifestyles anchor now. but you were once a talent scout. >> i was. of course, we have the pop news heat index. talking about wimbledon. love-love. at least for the royal couple. we'll show you what kate got her prince to do at centre court. don't look at me like that, robin. where isisour mind? let's go elsewhere, to josh. >> elsewhere, yes. good morning to all of you. we're going to begin with a developing story overseas. we're just getting images from athens, greece, where police are clashing with protesters. firing tear gas. as thousands of workers across the country begin a two-day strike today to protest massive government spending cuts. a strike that has virtually shut down the entire country. meanwhile, here at home, fire crews in new mexico have been scrambling all night long, putting out spot fires near the los alamos nuclear laboratory. you see the heavy smoke here and flames in the distance.
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officials insist radioactive waste stored there is not at risk. flames have already consumed nearly 44,000 acres. 13,000 residents have been evacuated. meanwhile, in nebraska, floodwaters have surrounded one of the state's two nuclear power plants there and are closing in on the other. but the utilities running those facilities insist this morning that both are safe. meanwhile, in deep divide within wisconsin's supreme court, has now spiraled into a full-fledged criminal investigigion. justice ann walsh bradley, is accucung fellow justice, david prosser, of trying to choke her, during a heated debate. prosser denies it. the altercation allegedly took place in front of their court colleagues. and they, too, are divided over exactly what happened. meanwhile, a new york mother has filed a $25 million lawsuit against the sigma alpha epsilon fraternity over her son's hazing
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death. he was found inside his cornell frat house. he had a blood alcohohol five-times the legal limit. now, here's our diane sawyer, talking traffic, ahead of tonight's "world news." diane? >> hey, josh. good morning to you. and you know those tiny cameras at intersections. the ones snapping pictures of drivers speeding through. they're supposed to make all of us safer. but are they doing more harm than good? look at the video tonight and see. it's a red lights rebellion going on out there. we'll show you on "world news." >> thank you, diane. finally, a sigh of relief, for the world's favorite penguin, who veered so far offcourse, he popped up on the wrong continent. he -- or she. we don't know it's gender. is doing much better after spending some quality time on the operating table. the intrepid, young penguin, nicknamed happy feet, which has caught the world's attention for
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three weeks now, is recovering after surgery. the emperor penguin landed on the coast of new zealand. an accidental tourist who strayed some 2,000 miles from its own in antarctica. the lost and hungry bird ate more than 6 1/2 pounds of sand, thinking it was snow. one-tenth of the penguin's body weight. >> normally on the beach in antarctica, he would eat snow. in this particular case, he didn't know the difference. and was eating sand. that's what made him sick. >> reporter: a doctor at a local hospital did what he would do for any ofis human patients. he inserted a camera, all the way down the penguin's gullet. while in recovery, the penguin is being housed in a chilled room at about 46 degrees fahrenheit and has a bed of ice on which to sheep. they expect him to make a full recovery in two to three months. there is concern about getting him back to his colony in
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antarctica. the concern that he picked up bacteria that would decimate the colony. >> still no decision? >> no decision. and they have three months to decide. >> and dna testing. >> once we that have information, we'll be back. i'll break in. >> josh has found a beat. now, for the entertainment headlines and trends. lara? >> all right. hardrdo top that one, josh. let's try with the pop news heat index. here's a look at some of the hottest stories making the rounds today. we're going to start with one very hot singer. how fob louse is this? katy perry, closing in on one of the king of pop's biggest records. her new single "last friday night" currently number four on the billboard hot 100. if it makes it to number one, she would be the first artist since michael jackson, to get five number one songs off a single album. michael's hit, of course, was the 1987 album, "bad," which was anything but. and we think that is pretty
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sizzling, from miss katy perry. all right. also in the news, we have the story of dozer, the goldendoodle, who ran a half-marathon. the race went along his street and house. and he couldn't resist. he busted through the electric fence at the five-mile mark and ran the remaining seven miles with the pack. the family didn't worry about him until they saw pictures of the pooch running across the finish line. organizers thought he was with somebody. hen they found out he was on his own, they gave him a medal. and they have donated $75,000 to the university of maryland cancer research foundation. run, dozer, run. we want to give him a round of applause. all right. next stop. have to love the first lady. this is such an inspired act of diplomacy by michelle obama. she's an advocate, of course, of healthy eating. what happens when she visits a
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restaurant in botswana and had french fries and fat cakes. what was the way to not offend her host? a takeout container. first lady with doggy bag in hand. no word on whether she ate the fat cake or what a fat cake is. finally, here's something fabulous. love-love, for william and kate and wimbledon. kate may not be the queen of england yet. but she was the queen of court. the wave, with the crowd. along with tennis legend, billie jean king. that was my version of the wave. more of a dance wave. kate was into it. the future king is a little more reserved. but kate got him to do it with the rest of the crowd. they went wild. and that is why it is a love match. that is our pop news heat index. >> they loved seeing andy murray win that match, their
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countrtran. >> we did, too. it was great. >> yeah. >> a little overdressed for tennis. >> who is going to tell him? >> i guess i just was thinking aloud. not that he cares. sam? >> george, robin, there is nothing hotter on the boards anywhere than what is going on out in times square right now. it's the kind of event that only "good morning america" could put on. alicia keys is going to play in the middle of times square, momentarily. let's get to the boards. wsb, our friends in atlanta, who know everything about atlanta, know there are thunderstorms that will pop up later in the afternoon. here's why. the long, cold front that extends all the way to new england. boston, new york city, washington, d.c., even raleigh. and curve back towards atlanta. we'll see widely-scattered thunderstorms. they're likely to be stronger in the atlanta area, than in the northeastern area today. dry air follows behind it. that's a good thing for the part of the country that's been so wet as of the temperatures are in the
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70 per us right now. the humidity is on the rise. hot and muggy today, near 90 degrees and other was partly cloudy but we are expecting scattered showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. behind the cold front, tomorrow, humidity and much more comfortable. there will be a lot of sunshine and we'll cra look at this crowd in times square. i'm telling you. it's amazing. robin? george? lara? >> thank you, sam. thank you. the crowd very excited for what's to come. here's a look at what else we have coming up on "good morning america." one lucky girl, about to live her pop star dreams. it's the next make-or-break twist in our series, "one week to hit it big." plus, bentley flies to hong kong. ashley flies out the door.
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made the tough choice. and look what happens when we told that lucky girl that her dream was about to come true. dozens of girls stepped up to our mic at the mall and belted out songs for the chance of a lifetime. ♪ baby, i was born this way ♪ since you've been gone my life is lost without you ♪ >> reporter: but only one girl would get a shot at becoming an instant star. with her own song and music video, produced by patrice wilson, the creative force behind the viral sensation, "friday." ♪ and i say >> reporter: the front-runners? there's madeline with the powerful voice. samantha. the passionate musician. lexi, the girl next door. and the oh, so glamorous,
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linnea. >> it was hard to decide, okay. who should it be? who should it be? >> reporter: patrice made his choice and went in person to deliver the news. to one, very lucky girl. >> hold the auditions, guess who i selected. you. it's all right. it's okay. is it tears of joy? >> yes. >> nice. >> thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you so much. >> there you go. >> oh, my god. oh. >> reporter: what pushed 14-year-old lexi st. george to the top of the heap? >> when she's on the camera, she sparkled up. whoa. where did you come from? she has that star factor. ♪ ooh, ooh i got some news for you ♪ ♪ go on >> reporter: lexi's been singing her heart out since she first grabbed the mic at just 3 years
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old. ♪ >> reporter: and she hasn't stopped singing and dancing since. performing at school. ♪ it don't look good >> reporter: and in local talent shows. dreaming of her big break. ♪ i can believe >> reporter: and now, what seemed like a long shot, a random audition at a mall one saturday afternoon, is turning into a whirlwind dream come true. in one week's time, lexi will have her own pop song and music video. and a shot at the big-time. day one, she gets the surprise of a lifetime. without a second to spare, patrice gets lexi into l.a.'s village studios. lexi's about to hear her song for the first time. >> ready. >> reporter: it's called "dancing to the rhythm with me."
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♪ ♪ we are dancing out on the floor ♪ ♪ getting ready for more the deejay is ♪ ♪ playing my song come on, come on ♪ ♪ everybody's dancing to the rhythm with me ♪ >> it's so -- oh, my gosh. >> you like the song? >> i love the song. >> nice. >> and it's so good. >> reporter: day two, lexi's in the recording booth. ♪ everyone is here i am having so much fun ♪ ♪ this is the moment you've been waiting for ♪ ♪ don't be confused >> reporter: it's going great. every girl's dream come true. >> that's sounding good. >> reporter: until it's time to sing this seemingly simple line. ♪ take a chance take a chance ♪ >> reporter: sounds fine to you and me. but patrice's team is reaching
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for perfection. ♪ should i just take a chance ♪ should i just take a chance >> i'm sorry. >> you're close. patrice is going to come out here. i don't know what he's going to do. ♪ take a chance >> reporter: when lexi is ready to give up. >> what are you going to do if i can't get it? >> reporter: but the team has one last trick up its sleeve. with just percussion as backup, lexi stood it up. ♪ takes a chance ♪ take a chance >> reporter: lexi makes the song her own. ♪ take a chance i'll leave it to lexi. patrice, so moved by lexi's reaction, he was close to tears. it was really great. she's got it. but there's a lot more to do. >> and you see the smile when
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she finally got it. and now, she has to dance? >> she has to dance. we're going to see that. it's not easy to be a pop star. lexi's about to find out. >> at the end of the week, we'll see the whole video. >> the whole kit and kaboodle. it's really exciting. we'll find out. could she be, the next big thing? >> it's interesting to see the process. and you see her getting beatdown a little bit. but it's a lot of work. >> a lot of work. and does she have that? >> i think she does. >> yeah. we'll find out. all right. are you all ready? the drama, now, on "the bachelorette." bad boy bentley is back. as lara said away, step away from the bentley. is ashley just leaving the door open for more heartache? is this true, andrea canning? since the beginning, you have been our "bachelor" expert. >> it's my proudest accomplishment. if fans are split about ashley. they agree about bentley. they pretty much hate him.
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and after last night, he is the uncontested "bachelorette" enemy number one. he's the evil bachelor that ashley hebert couldn't shake. >> i just think about bentley. i need closure with bentley. >> reporter: until last night, when closure finally came. and it wasn't pretty. bentley, if you're watching this, [ bleep ]. i'm done with you. >> reporter: the drama all started at the beginning of the season, when bentley williams played ashley like no contestant has ever done before. >> there's something about him that's so sincere. i just know that he's my guy. >> reporter: to her face, he was the doting suitor. >> how are you? >> i'm bentley. >> reporter: but behind her back, he was pure evil. >> i'm going to make ashley cry. >> reporter: then, bentley decided to leave. he told the audience it was because he really didn't like ashley. >> i couldn't give a [ bleep ] about her. i would literally rather be swimming in pea than trying to plan a wedding with her.
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>> the reason he gave her, was his daughter. she wasn't privy to all of the inside things he said about her. >> reporter: when bentley walked out the door, he seemed to leave it just a little bit open. >> if i'm not coming back, still want to deep a dot, dot, dot there. >> reporter: last night, he walked right back through it. >> hi. how are you? >> good. >> reporter: their reunion was a bit awkward. >> what's up? >> good to see you. >> it's good to see you. >> reporter: but bentley soon got up to his old tricks. >> i couldn't believe that i went home and missed this. missed you. missed being here. that was real. and i was very, like, shocking to me. >> reporter: slowly getting her hopes up. >> you know, if we have something good going, it's hard to just walk away and say -- >> if things are going to be done forever, i just -- >> it's hard to know. you know? i mean, where i was coming from, is how do you know that? you know?
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who -- you know? >> what are you saying? he never says anything. >> i would implore you to do all you can to see what you have here, i guess. >> so, this is our period. >> maybe you we should call it a period. >> reporter: finally, ashley got angry. >> i thought you would respect me off as a human being, to give me the closure that i needed. so, you came all the way here. and you couldn't have talked on the phone? >> reporter: twitter was buzzing with bentley rants like this one. dot, dot, dot. what the neurons in bentley's brain say to one another, when they happen to sporadically meet. but some viewers turned against ashley. this one wrote, ugh. she's already annoying me. she's the perfect example of chicks who choose unhappiness. >> he disrespected me, like, to the core. >> reporter: and with that, the door to bachelor number one is closed for good. but when the remaining bachelors found out ashley had seen
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bentley, ashley came under attack. >> i'm glad you got closure. but you know, we're putting a lot on the line, as well. >> you said you had fallen for him? >> i was falling for him. >> she went to the cocktail party, looking good. feeling good. hey, guys, i met with bentley, who i used to be head over heels in love with. now, i like you guys. and the guys were like, what? >> just make me one of those guys. >> reporter: after one angry bachelor walked, or rather, sailed off the show, before the rose ceremony, ashley was finally ready to move on. >> i'm a huge step forward in this process in finding my husband. who's next? >> all the drama will make your head spin. and the word is, she has found a fiance. will that fiance become a husband? who knows? another rumor is she is hoping to be on "dancing with the stars." >> i canan take much more. really. >> you're kidding about that last part? >> no. it's on fan sites. who knows if it's true?
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she is a big dancer. she even performed in "the bachelorette" a couple of times. there she is, in las vegas. >> andrea, thank you. >> i don't know what it is. i can't break my "bachelorette" addiction. >> you have to have people do this at home. do you think bentley should be the next "bachelor"? >> that would be good. i would watch that. >> go to your android phone. iphone. >> my vote right now. i'm all for that. >> alicia keys next. ♪ come back around >> there is only -- ♪ what goes around comes around ♪ >> one. ♪ what goes around >> beyonce. friday morning, live in central park. it's beyonce. only on "good morning america's" summer concert series on abc.
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>> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update. good morning. it is o'clock 27 buried here is baden with a check on traffic. we have kenilworth avenue southbound, the ramp to the east capitol street has an 18-wheeler blocking the ramp. out of 50 in maryland. let's go to the belt way out of maryland, around to the mormon temple. at old georgetown road. to 70 -- southbound
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270, had a recorcar wreck. beautiful ride on 395 in both pentagon and the camera across the 14th street bridge. is not bad right now. 395 looked empty. a warm front is pushing north humidity.ill increase high-temperature today will be near 90. the cold front will move them the west and that will give showers and thunderstorms this afternoon and evening. behind that front, we have a comfortablend more tomorrow and thursday. funeral will be held today 14-year-old annapolis girl who died in a sailing accident. she was attending a sailing camp after her boat capsized
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the severn river. held at 10:30 be morning at bay area community church in annapolis. you can log onto our website for this story at wjla.com. we will have another update at this s[ female announcer ] keurig brews more than just hot coffee. now you can brew over ice for delicious iced coffee or tea. hot or cold, keurig is the way to brew everyone's favorite cup in under a minute. choose. brew. enjoy. keurig.
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♪ a real woman when he sees her ♪ ♪ and a real woman knows a real man ♪ ♪ ain't afraid and a real woman knows ♪ ♪ a real man always comes first a woman's worth ♪ alicia keys, singing "a woman's worth," from her debut album, that made her a star ten years ago. >> "songs in a minor." it cannot be ten years ago. it led to the first 5 of her 14
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grammys, that she would go on to win over the next decade. best new artist of the year. and also had song of the year, as well. >> of course, we know that song was -- >> fallin'. >> yes, it was. and she will sing that, to mark the re-release of her landmark, debut album. >> sam's earlier point, the only thing that may be hotter than this stage right now, is the city of phoenix. checking in at 116 degrees yesterday. >> that doesn't compare to the heat she creates in times square. this is absolutely amazing. look at this crowd. [ cheers ] the video is amazing. but seeing it live, is going to be so much better. let's get to the boards so we can get to some music. here's what's going on as you step out on your tuesday. facebook pictures rolling out. that's not a cloud in north carolina. that's one of the fires that's burning, the smoke in carolina. we have one in alabama, in
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florida, texas. wildfires scattered all over the place. our favorite picture of the day is joseph, oregon, how beautiful that looks. go through the boards, on the fly-by. one page. you don't have to leave the chair. the screen moves. you don't have to move. it's hot in texas. dry in the southwest, as well. one, big, wet low to mid 70 + outside and near 90.day, tomorrow, and thursday low humidity all that weather was brought to you by prudential. it's as big as it gets. it's hard to believe it's been ten years since "songs in a minor" made alicia keys a star. right now, we're going to hear
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the year's best single, from that album. it is "fallin'." ♪ i keep on fallin' in ♪ ♪ and out with you ♪ ♪ sometimes i love you sometimes you make me blue ♪ ♪ sometimes i feel good at times i feel used ♪ ♪ lovin' you, darlin' makes me so confused ♪ ♪ i keep on fallin' in and out ♪ ♪ of love with you ♪
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♪ i never loved someone ♪ ♪ the way that i'm lovin' you ♪ ♪ oh, oh, i never felt this way ♪ ♪ so much pleasure so much pain ♪ ♪ just when i think i'm a dumb fool ♪ ♪ i start fallin' all over again ♪ ♪ i keep on fallin' in and out ♪ ♪ of love with you ♪ ♪ i never, oh, oh loved someone ♪ ♪ the way that i'm lovin' you ♪
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♪ ooh, ooh oh, oh, oh ♪ ♪ i, i, i i'm fallin' ♪ ♪ i, i, i i'm fallin' ♪ ♪ oh, oh, oh oh, oh, oh ♪ ♪ fa-a-a-a fa-a-a-a, ooh ♪ ♪ i keep on fallin' in and out ♪
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of love with you ♪ ♪ i never love someone ♪ ♪ the way that i'm lovin' you ♪ ♪ i keep on fallin' in and out ♪ ♪ of love with you ♪ ♪ i never loved someone ♪ ♪ the way that i'm lovin' you ♪ ♪ fallin' lovin' you ♪ ♪ fallin' [ man ] i got this new citi thankyou card
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[ cheers and applause ] oh, we are back, with the one, the only, alicia keys. we already heard her, her "songs in a minor." 12 million albums. it is back out ten years later. you have new music with it. some remixes. alicia, thank you so much. you've been so good to us over the years. we remember when you came here to sing for the first time. it's new york, baby. >> it's new york. it's beautiful. it's incredible.
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i'm excited. >> the ambience. but thinking, ten years later, from the first time you were here. this has to be special for you, this album, in particular. >> really special for me. because it's like, you know, to be able to release this record, that was the one that introduced everyone to me. it's in celebration. see? they're celebrating it. they're here to celebrate it. they're celebrating the record, right here, right now. it's like a deluxe edition. a collector's edition. brand-new music that you've never heard before that was never released from that era. new videos. new documentaries. it's a way for me to thank everyone. >> you had to fight a little bit because you knew the sound. you knew what you wanted to dod. and everybody who was an expert saying, you're the newbee. and it was a process. >> true. it was a big fight and struggle to get that record. all of the success that happened
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afterwards has been a blessing. and that struggle helps me appreciate all that happens now. >> first of your 14 grammys. you won five. and it's awesome to think that you, personally, in this last decade. you're a mom now. >> yeah. >> you're a wife now. >> yeah. >> and you bring all that to your music, don't you? >> absolutely. that's about the tenth anniversary. not only is it in stores today. but it's about the future. itit's about celebrating where i've come from so we can go into the future because it's going to be an incredible future. >> all the things you're doing, charity-wise and all that. >> thank you. >> we've watched you grow up before our very eyes. and the next song you're going to sing, "butterflies" that's on the new cd today. >> absolutely. >> you wrote this when you were 14? >> this is one of the songs that i wrote in my life. and it's where the album came from. all of the people who really know this album, and will learn it today, "butterflies" is a
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special one for me. >> i'm going to let you get back. i'll stretch a little bit so you can get back there. alicia keys. "songs in a minor." you'll hear this on her brand-new cd. it's called "butterflies." >> for you. ♪ lately when i look into your eyes ♪ ♪ i realize you're the only one i need ♪
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♪ in my life baby i just don't know ♪ ♪ how to o scribe how loving you ♪ ♪ made me feel inside ♪ you give me butterflies fly got me flying ♪ ♪ so high in the sky i can't control ♪ ♪ the butterflies ♪ you give me butterflies got me flying so high in the sky ♪ ♪ i can't control thee butterflies ♪ ♪ it seems like the light you give ♪ ♪ from the start you told me i would ♪ ♪ be yourr queen but i never had ♪ ♪ i imagined
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such a feeling ♪ ♪ joy is what you bring i want to give you everything ♪ ♪ you give me butterflies got me so high ♪ ♪ in the sky i can't control the butterflies ♪ ♪ you give me butterflies ♪ ♪ got me flying so high in the sky ♪ ♪ i can't control these butterflies ♪ ♪ you and i are destiny ♪ ♪ i know now you were made for me ♪
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♪ ♪ you give me butterflies ♪ ♪ got me flying so high in the sky ♪ ♪ i can't control i can't control this ♪ ♪ you give me butterflies ♪ ♪ got me flying so high in the sky ♪ ♪ oh, i never felt like this ♪ ♪ in my life [ cheers and applause ]
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it had an i iimate feel to it, this concert we have, withh one of our all-time faves, alicia keys. and the expression of the cars and the cabs going by. >> what is going on here? >> absolutely precious. and everybody is shouting out favorites, they want to hear. it's from "songs in a minor." it was out ten years ago. it's out again today, with new tracks and remixes. >> and alicia keys is going to play the song that everyone wants to hear. the mashup of "empire state of mind," and "new york state of mind." >> because that's where we are.
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♪ oooh, oooh, new york oooh, oooh, new york ♪ ♪ grew up in a town that is famous as a place ♪ ♪ of movie scenes noise is always loud ♪ ♪ there are sirens all around and the streets are mean ♪ ♪ if i could make it here i could make it anywhere ♪ ♪ that's what they say seeing my face in lights ♪ ♪ or my name in marquees found down broadway ♪ ♪ even if it ain't all it seems ♪ ♪ i got a pocketful of dreams baby, i'm from ♪ ♪ new york, concrete jungle where dreams are made of ♪ ♪ there's nothing you can't do
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now you're in new york ♪ ♪ these streets will make you feel brand-new ♪ ♪ big lights will inspire you hear it for new york ♪ ♪ new york, new york ♪ on the avenue there ain't never a curfew ♪ ♪ ladies work so hard such a melting pot ♪ ♪ on the corner selling rock preachers pray to god ♪ ♪ and the gypsy cab takes me down from ♪ ♪ harlem to the brooklyn bridge someone sleeps tonight ♪ ♪ with a hunger for more than an empty fridge ♪ ♪ i'm going to make it
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by any means ♪ ♪ i got a pocketful of dreams baby, i'm from ♪ ♪ new york, concrete jungle where dreams are made of ♪ ♪ there's nothing you can't do now you're in new york ♪ ♪ these streets will make you feel brand-new ♪ ♪ big lights will inspire you hear it for new york ♪ ♪ new york, new york ♪ one hand in the air for the big city ♪ ♪ street lights, big dreams all looking pretty ♪ ♪ no place in the world that can compared ♪ ♪ put your lighters in the air everybody say yeah, yeah, yeah ♪ ♪ new york, concrete jungle where dreams are made of ♪ ♪ there's nothing you can't do now you're in new york ♪
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♪ these streets will make you feel brand-new ♪ ♪ big lights will inspire you talking about new w rk ♪ ♪ new york, concrete jungle where e eams are made of ♪ ♪ there's nothing you can't do now you're in new york ♪ ♪ these streets will make you feel brand-new ♪ ♪ big lights will inspire you hear it for new york ♪ >> new york city. [ cheers and applause ] thank you. yeah. we love you so much. thank you.
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[ cheers and applause ] once again, our immense gratitude and thanks to the one and only, alicia keys.
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you have been so good to us. >> you have been good to me, too. i love you guys, really. thank you. to be able to do thihis in the middle of new york city, is the most special thing. >> you made 1,000 cab drivers look around. >> it's true. >> you're going to have a great day. we're going to have one, too. see you again tomorrow. >> live and in hd, this is an abc 7 news update.
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good morning to you at 8:56. some -- i am cynne simpson and let's check in with lisa baden. there was a multiple injury is now gone on i- route 100. things have been reopened on the loop close to the mormon where we had an accident leaving old georgetown road. maryland traffic has been suffering on rte. 50 and the baltimore-washington parkway of a tractor-trailer if fromn down on the ramp go on toh avenue to east capitol street. 66 east that is heavy for is a crash inhere shoulder andn the near nutleydent is blocking a lame a new delight in vienna to the 14thmproving street bridge.
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be warm andll like that ineople the summertime. the dew point is in the low 70's moving in front is makeevening and that will it more comfortable and less humid the next couple of days. in the 70 pause right now. scattered afternoon storms along the front later today and highs around 90 degrees. the next couple of days it will sunny and cooler and less humid, mid-80's. prince george's county will plan for home liquor delivery. there will hold a hearing today. there will have to ask for when delivering alcohol. some county council members said they are against the plan. thanks for watching and we will be back at noon. "live with regis and kelly" is next.
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