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making news in america this morning, new fallout from the sex abuse scandal rocking usa gymnastics. hours after the former team doctor got up to 175 years in prison for assaulting girl, the president of the university where he worked resigns. how the scandal could be spreading even further. a new turn in the russia investigation. president trump says he's willing to speak to the special counsel under oath. but this morning, what his lawyer is saying about that. and new details about claims of a secret society at the fbi. miraculous recovery. >> a mother shot in the head during the las vegas massacre nearly taken off life support shocks her doctors. her inspirational message as she returns home. plus, elton john tells us how he'll be ending his final tour, bald eagles catch a ride
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down the mississippi river. and another favorite '90s tv show gets a reboot. murphy brown making for the ultimate tvt as we say good morning. >> i'm maggie rulli in for diane macedo. the sexual abuse scandal involving larry nassar. take a look at the front cover of "the detroit free press." >> those are all the names of women and girls who made statements against nassar in court over the last week. nassar worked for usa gymnastics as well as michigan state university and now the president of that university has resigned. this morning, the larry nassar sex abuse scandal ending the career of a longtime educator. >> it's just -- time's up. >> lou anna simon stepping down as the president of michigan state university where he worked as a medical doctor for two
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decades. simon saying i'm so sorry that a trusted renowned physician was such an evil person. it comeses as the university is questioning how it could continue for so long and how the school handled the allegations. >> it's sad to know our school has a bad name and the only national news we've been making is all the indicates against larry nassar. >> hell hath no fury like a woman scorned. >> reporter: a judge sentencing nassar. >> i'm giving you 175 years. i've just signed your death warrant. >> reporter: the court erupting with applause and accusers saying it was sexual abuse under the guise of medical treatment. during the sentencing 156 women and girls, some of them olympic champions, sharing their stories of abuse. >> i can't even comprehend how angry i feel when i think of you. >> little girls don't stay little forever. they grow into strong women that return to destroy your world.
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>> reporter: after the heart-wrenching testimony nassar still wouldn't say the word guilty. >> because you are guilty, aren't you? are you guilty, sir? >> i said me plea, exactly. >> sir, you do not deserve to walk outside of a prison ever again. >> reporter: nassar making a statement somber and sullen. >> your words these past several day, your word, your words, have had a significant emotional effect on myself and has shaken me to my core and i also recognize what i'm dealing with pales in comparison to the pain, trauma and emotional destruction that all of you have felt. >> could not say the word guilty, indeed. nassar will be sentenced next week on more assault counts. also more than 100 women are already involved in civil
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lawsuits against michigan state university and usa gymnastics. turning now to the latest development in the russia investigation, president trump says he's looking forward to speaking with special counsel robert mueller. the president told reporters he's willing to talk under oath as soon as possible if his lawyers approve and we've spoken to his lawyer overnight. abc's kenneth moton has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, maggie. the press was having an off the record session with john kelly when president trump dropped in and made some big headlines. the president saying his interview with the special counsel could happen in two to three weeks. president trump left the white house bound for switzerland, a couple of hours before appearing eager for a possible interview with special counsel robert mueller. >> i'm looking forward to it actually. >> yeah. do you have a date set? >> just so you understand there's been no collusion. >> you would do it under oath. >> i would do it under oath. >> reporter: his lawyer saying mr. trump was speaking hurriedly
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and that arrangements are still being worked out. it's raising questions about whether his team is zeroing in on possible obstruction of justice. >> there's no obstruction whatsoever and i'm looking forward to it. >> reporter: another headline from that west wing q&a trump opening up citizenship to d.r.e.a.m.ers after a 10 to 12-year period. >> i think it's a better issue for the republicans than it is for the democrats. >> reporter: they're back to negotiating a deal to address the fate of nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the u.s. as children. senate democratic leader chuck schumer pulled his offer to fully fund trump's southern border wall in exchange for the d.r.e.a.m.ers. >> schumer says the wall is off the table. do you believe him? >> no, i don't. i can tell you this, if you don't have a wall you don't have daca. >> trump set a march 5th deadline to end the daca program. he now says he's open to extending the deadline if a deal
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is within sight. maggie and kendis. republican lawmakers are claiming a so-called secret society at the fbi may be working to undermine the president. the claim stems from text messages sent between fbi officials, peter strzok and lisa page, after the election saying they were depressed that trump had won. page wrote, quoting here, are you even going to give out your calend calendars? seems kind of depressing. maybe it should just be the first meeting of the secret society. it's unclear whether that reference was made in jest. in the meantime, wisconsin senator johnson says a whistle-blower said managers held secret off-site meetings but did not elaborate about what they may have entailed. five months of text messages between strzok and page are missing and the justice department blames all of that on a technical glitch which reportedly affected thousands of fbi phones. john kerry may be ready to run for the white house again.
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a newspaper in israel reports kerry strongly is considering taking on president trump in 2020 and is urging the palestinians not to give in to trump's demands. breaking news where a commuter train has derailed outside of milan, italy, killing at least two people. several others are seriously injured. officials say two cars jumped the tracks and slammed into each other. some of the photos just coming in right now. rescue crews moved carefully through the wreckage to help shaken passengers escape. back in this country a sheriff's deputy has been shot and killed in the line of duty north of denver. deputies responded to an assault and one suspect shot one of the deputies in the chest. two other suspects escaped. this brings the number of gun-related law enforcement deaths in the country to four. geologists discovered a earthquake faultline running through the heart of beverly hills and rodeo drive and believe it could produce a
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magnitude 7 earthquake which would be especially damaging in such a densely populated area. the discovery is shaking up construction plans thanks to a state law banning new building on top of fault lines. time now for a look at your weather this thursday morning. a strong storm in the pacific northwest from seattle to northern california. it's bringing wind, rain and isolated flooding to coastal areas and snow to the mountains. in the midwest mississippi river is cold enough that lookal this, fault eagles are now hitching rides south on these huge chunks of floating ice. looking at today's temperatures mostly moderate across the country. won't get above freezing in boston and 36 degrees here in new york. coming up, one school's new idea to make sure students are on time every day.
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also ahead, the violent ending to a high-speed crash. new details about the driver. later, the people most at risk of having a heart attack
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oh, boy, oh, boy. oh, no. oh, no. oh, no. head-on collision with that car. >> the man who caused that crash in phoenix ended up getting out of his jeep. he was perfectly fine tried to escape but bystanders were the ones who pointed him out to police who eventually took him down. police have been pursuing him for a moving violation. now, the woman in the vehicle that he hit is expected to be okay. luckily. the suspect already had a criminal record and is now facing more charges. a judge could decide today whether the teen suspect in this
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week's deadly high school shooting in kentucky will be tried as an adult. the school is still considered a crime scene and still closed. we're now hearing from the parents, though, of a 15-year-old victim, bailey holt. >> whatever that kid had going through his mind, i don't know, but if he needed a friend, i know she would have been a friend to him. >> yes. >> and talked to him about anything he needed. because that's just the kind of person she was. >> in fact, her parents called bailey a perfect angel who knew she wanted to become a nurse and help deliver babies. several victims of the attack remain hospitalized. lawmakers in florida are pushing a proposal that would allow the state to observe daylight saving time all year long. if congress approves, florida residents would never have to reset their clocks and could enjoy more time in the sun but it also means that at the height of winter, sunrise would be as late as 8:30 a.m.
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speaking of a late sunrise getting kids to wake up before it is always a challenge but a high school in new jersey is targeting tardiness with a new tactic. students who are constantly late are now required to place their phones in a pouch with a magnetic lock. it stays in the pouch all day and can only be unlocked by the school's principal. they say it's been very successful at getting kids to arrive on time. when we come back a new push to legalize gambling on sports. also ahead, a victim in the las vegas shooting who was shot in the head defies the odds with her recovery. we'll have her inspirational message. elton john's retime. he tells us about his plans for his final tour. kelp is on the way! with herbal essences we said no, no, no to this stuff... and yes, yes, yes to bio:renew. made with active antioxidants that work from the inside out... to help animate lifeless hair, and bring it back to life.
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years. the 70-year-old rock & roll hall of famer says he's preparing to spend more time with his family. >> but only after throwing a long farewell tour of 300 shows that will kick off in september. sir elton has been dogged by health issues over the past couple of years, but he insists that is not the reason for his retirement. he sat down exclusively with "gma's" robin roberts. >> what is that you want to lee on the stage and leave with people as you exit the stage? >> that i gave people a hell of a lot of pleasure. that the songs will live on and i'm not disappearing and will be making music but i want people to appreciate me as a mew significant and a human being and, you know, just say, well, he touched my life and those people touched mine just probably more than i touched theirs. >> sir elton will finish his run in las vegas in may.
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his farewell tour will take about three years and will have more of robin's interview coming up on "good morning america." a former aspiring model is accusing david copperfield of sexually assaulted her when she was 17. the alleged assault took place in 1988 when she claims he poured something in her drink and she blacked out. she says she complainted to the fbi but says no action was taken at the time. a california judge has issued a protective order against the parents charged with holding their 13 children captive. david and louise turpin appeared in court wednesday in shackles as the judge ordered them not to have any contact with their kids. at least for three years. both parents have pleaded not guilty to a combined 75 counts of torture, abuse and false imprisonment. in health news, another dangerous risk associated with the flu. a new study finds people over the age of 35 are six times more likely to suffer a heart attack the week after their flu diagnosis than they are during
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the rest of the year. researchers say the body is under a lot of stress while fighting the flu and inflammation and change in blood pressure can increase the risk for blood clots near the heart. meanwhile, two new studies could change the way strokes are treated in hospitals. researchers have found that advanced brain imaging technology may give doctors an additional ten hours or more to respond to strokes and prevent patients from suffering brain damage or death. the technology allows doctors to find brain tissue that's still alive despite a lack of blood supply. an arizona woman shot in the head during the deadliest shooting in mass u.s. history is being released from the hospital today. doctors were sure she was going to die after she was shot outside the mandalay bay hotel. but she made a remarkable recovery and credits her family for helping her to survive. >> my kids and my family, i will
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genetically identical monkeys to use in medical research. >> do you think we could be next? will they clone us? >> possibly. sadly we're not as cute as those monkeys. the latest entry in the tv reboot craze. >> murphy brown is making a comeback 20 years after she went off air. candice bergen will return as her namesake this fall. >> it comes as the cast of "roseanne" reunites in march. >> of course, we had "will & grace" this past fall. >> i love them. keep them coming. a navigation app is blamed for leading a driver straight into icy water in northern vermont. >> the people in the jeep say they were using waze which told them to, you know, turn right so they did but they ended up straight into lake champlain. everyone now got out safely but it took crews five hours to pull it out of the frigid water. >> yeah, the guys say that it was at night so they had no idea where they were going until it
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>> hello, everyone, good morning, 4:37 a.m., thursday, january 25. coming up on "action news," we have breaking news, a woman is struck stepping out of a car on i-95 in delaware. gunfire erupts on a busy center city street hitting a man and vehicle. temperatures drop slightly below normal and warmer air returns. david murphy has the latest. we're getting you ready for the super bowl, eagles versus the pats all next on "action news." northeast. sunny and dry across the south.
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well, finally, tiger woods starts yet another comeback at one of his favorite courses in san diego. >> but if you need some last-minute tip, tiger, you might want to talk to a pair of golfers in louisiana. brittany weiss has our story. >> reporter: it sure was an exceptional sunday warm enough to knock the rust off their golf ga game. jackie and george have been playing for 33 years. orie introduced ashae to the game. they made the turn at oak lake, approached number 13, a par 3. >> i had the honors on the tee box. >> reporter: ashae pulled a 5 iron. >> you don't think it's going to go into the hole and my playing partner said i think you made a hole in one. >> reporter: she prepared to lay up. orie was next. playing in the wind took out his
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6 iron. >> i did not catch it in the sweet spot. >> reporter: hitting uphill and neither could see where their ball landed. >> we got onto the green and couldn't find either ball. >> reporter: they walked up putter and wedge in hand. >> i look and see a ball then i see another ball and i said, there's two balls in here. >> oh, my god. >> reporter: there they were, both of their shots back-to-back, aced on the same hole. according to the national hole in one registry the odds of two players from the same group acing a hole in 17 million to 1 but the odds to support that data for back-to-back swings is inconclusive. >> i don't know how we did it. it was just incredible. stroke of luck. >> reporter: it might have been luck or chance. >> i've good to witness three holes in one but now i have one myself. we'll remember this day for a long time. >> why remember it when you can just do it again. >> come on now. you make it look so easy. >> yes, they
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>> good morning everyone, 4:30 a.m., thursday, january 25. tam is off, nydia han joins us. >> we're following a developing story. armed robbers ambush and shoot a pizza delivery driver. >> police believe a home invader posted a postal worker so he and several others could barge into a home. >> the man who ran into a pole at a at septa station we found


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