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couch. during a visit by representatives from historical black colleges. she said she was actually just asked to take a photo from a certain angle and just doing exactly that. >> just getting out of the way. >> major story this morning. the deadly weather that is rolled through the middle of the country overnight. multiple tornados, across illinois, leaving behind widespread destruction. at least one person was killed. by an uprooted tree in a city about 85 miles west of chicago. it was baseball sized hail, reported in that area. a nursing home and factory among the buildings damaged there. >> 45 miles away, another tornado spun across an open field. there were no reports of damage or injuries there. >> in missouri, at least one driver was killed, interstate south of saint louis. authorities say a suspected tornado picked up at least 15 cars in a junkyard, and threw them into the air. one struck an occupied car, killing the dr
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right off the road. that is just random and horrific. >> unbelievable. >> in the dark of night. the car flying out of nowhere. and that whole storm system not done yet. >> let's get the forecast from accuweather's paul williams. good morning. >> good morning, diane. kendis. looks like this storm is going to have a second half or second part to it unfortunately. looks like deadly storms will spread throughout not only ohio valley region down into the tennessee valley region, covering tennessee. travel along i-40. deadly throughout the day. specifically in the afternoon. it will carry its way done to georgia, into alabama as the well as the mississippi. and in addition, we are looking for carolinas to have todamagin. >> as we mentioned in the headlines. it is ash wednesday. starts off the lenten season. >> provided an image you normally don't see. this happened at a metro station
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>> he was dressed as jesus. forgot to calculate the clearance height for the cross there. he did manage to finally get himself and the cross free. headed off to the city's rose monday carnival. >> just imagine that scene. >> he knows the cam raise on him too. like jimmy kimmel, good thing he is a carpenter. anything wrong with the cross, he can fix it. >> even if you are playing jesus, stay away from crosses at this point. that's horrible in cologne. all right, well hopefully got to his location. coming up. bravery in blue. dramatic confrontation caught on camera. how one officer leapt into action to subdue this man who is swinging a baseball bat. >> could this be the creepiest selfie ever? so, how many people do you see in the picture? >> two people. wait, what? >> the 13-year-old who shot it, she thought she and her mother
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the nfl combines are happening now in detroit. and i think the jets might want to soign up that guy. a guy with a baseball bat taken down by police officer. this happened in west covina, california, ten miles outside los angeles. investigators say an officer tackled the man. >> wait for it. >> after he started whacking the building glass windows. that's a good tackle. >> well done. fly that man to detroit. test him out. >> the shooting death of an indian immigrant in kansas being investigated by the fbi as a hate crime. accused of killing one man and wounding two others at a bar outside kansas city. he allegedly shouted get out of my
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tuesday the white house condemned the shooting as an act of racially motivated hatred. >> alarming news that colo-rectal rates are raising. the disease is now affecting middle-aged americans at lower rates. researchers say dramatic increase in cases among 20 and 30-somethings, may be partly due to a more sedentary lifestyle. and obesity. they also say, it may be linked to diets higher in saturated fats. sugars and grains. >> in florida, retired police officer been trying to convince a judge to spare him from a murder trial. >> curtis reeves has taken the stand insisting he was in a life or death struggle with a man inside a darkened movie theater when he pulled out his gun and fired. here is abc's kenneth moten. >> truth, whole truth and nothing but the truth -- >> reporter: the retired captain who said he had the right to use
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law. taking the stand. >> i realized i was in a life or death struggle. that, all of a sudden. he was no longer a loudmouth. he was now a, very definite threat. curtis reeves trying to avoid a murder trial after he pulled the trying ter in 2014, killing chad olsen inside a dark movie theater. the two men can be seen arguing in the blurry surveillance video. that's him at the bottom right of the screen. reason for the confrontation, a cell phone. olsen's wife said he was texting their daughter's babysitter during the previews. >> he was steps above us, the other guy. towering over us. how is that a threat. reeves' wife claims the victim lunged forward. doctors testified the 37-year-old man with arthritis was justified in fearing a fight with a 40-year-old man who was 6'3". >> this is a lot of smokescreen stuff. trying to say he was a gentle frail old man. >> reporter: in
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described his years of experience. attorneys worked to show he was a trained decorated law enforcement officer who encountered all types of situations on the job. >> if something does happen or when it does happen that you handle it effectively and efficiently. >> reporter: if the judge agrees, stand your ground applies, reeves will be free from prosecution. if disagrees, tried on second degree murder charge. diane, kendis. >> kenneth, thank you. why america's biggest jeweler facing a giant class action lawsuit. >> what 69,000 current and former employees are saying was really going on behind those kisses at kay. cough doesn't sound so good. take mucinex dm. i'll text you in 4 hours when your cough returns. one pill lasts 12 hours, so... looks like i'm good all night! some cough medicines only last 4 hours. but just one mucinex lasts 12 hours. let's end this.
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check out the red hot lava spewing from mount etna on sicily. europe's active volcano. eruptions can stretch for weeks
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at this point, italian authorities say the current activity is not a danger to nearby communities. what a sight. >> yes. back in the country, unbelievable numbers here. company behind two of america's biggest jewelry stores, kay and jared facing class action lawsuit brought by get this nearly 69,000 current and former femaleemployees. allegations of harassment and discrimination going back nearly ten years. here is abc's lindsey janice. >> reporter: the ad famously encourage customers to appreciate the women in their lives. >> he went to jared. >> reporter: the company behind the kay and jared jewelry chain accused of demeaning female employees. according to newly released sworn statements, in addition to the central claims of discrimination in pay and promotion, more than 100 ex-employees, also claimed inappropriate behavior by company executives including groping
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women to exchange sex for career advancement. one former employee saying, an executive called the practice, going to the big stage. >> i was shocked. this man was old enough to be my father. i was afraid. >> reporter: kristin henry went on a company retreat where she says a district manager sexually harassed her. >> he forcibly kissed me. and -- was touching me. >> she claims she reported him. and two dates later was falsely accused of theft and fired. now, a total of 69,000 current and former female employees are members of the class action case that goes back nearly a decade. in a statement the parent company of jared and kay jewelers saying, we have thoroughly investigated the allegations and have concluded they're not substantiated by the facts and certainly do not reflkt or reflect our culture. >> thank you. more on the s
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morning. >> the latest ranks of the best performing cars aper to show that price does matter. >> so the stop two performing brands according to consumer reports are audi and porsche. bmw, lexus, and subaru round out top five. top american based brand isn't easy on the wallet. tesla at eight. low end model will run $80,000. production begins this year on model three which will have base price of $35,000. >> and this is a selfie like unlike any other. could a ghost have photo bombed it? >> 13-year-old haley took the photo of her and her brother colton after a day of fishing, near adele, georgia last saturday. after they got home she went through the photos she notice aid third unknown man in the picture. standing right in front of her brother. >> do you see it? >> oh, yeah, i do. haley freaked out. as we are. goose bumps. there was no one
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let's end this. okay, the president spoke for 60 minutes. we will talk about that for days. the important part. >> some one else stole the spotlight. melania trump may have ended up making a bigger debut than her husband. joining us with more on that, serena marshal is here. good morning. >> good morning. >> welcome. >> thank you. melania trump relatively absent from d.c. the last few weeks make herring debut tonight. apparent leap ly reluctant firs embracing her new role. her husband's first big speech as president. first lady, melania, spar
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michael kors suit. >> the first lady of the united states. [ applause ] after a quiet start as one of america's most prominent women in recent weeks, amping up her role in the white house. seen for the first time working with her staff in a fox & friend interview answering what goes into making those big white house events happen. >> you know, you planning all most look you are planning a wedding every time. >> just this past weekend, hosting skills on display, welcoming governmenter ners for her first soiree. and welcoming the wives during two state visits taking israeli's prime minister's wife to the new african-american museum, and while at mar a lago, touring the museum with prime minister abe's wife. while it is at the epicenter of the unpaid role,
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revealing her agenda. taking the podium first time as the first lady in the president's florida campaign rally. >> i am committed to creating and supporting initiatives dear to my heart which will have impact on women and children. all around the world. >> hours before that big speech to congress, standing beside the president as he signed a resolution to encourage will tune enter science and technology. while she is still living in new york, a first lady missing no more. we saw her during the campaign trail talking about taking on cyberbullying as an initiative. while that has yet to take form. she announced the white house visitors center will reopen tours next week. and announced plans to keep michelle obama's famous garden. >> of course, do you think mrs. trump will be out there digging in the garden as well? >> love to see that. >> i -- >> the dress. >> really quickly. >> went be wearing that dress.
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this morning on "world news now," reaction to president trump's address to congress. >> in what would have been called the state of the union, the president laid out his agenda and he did so with a much different tone than we are used to. taking a look at the night's biggest moments and what kept the room so divided. >> breaking overnight, deadly storm system wreaking havoc across the midwest. tornados spotted across the region with intense, super powerful winds. pushing cars off the highway. areas hardest hit. >> then, does the irs owe you money from three years ago. well, a million americans didn't file their tax returns for 2013. leaving $1 billion in unclaimed refund on the table. well now the clock is winding down on that deadline to finally collect. so, hear what you need to know if you think you might have a big check comingou

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