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making news in america this morning, president trump makes it official ordering national guard troops to the southern border declaring a point of crisis in the crackdown on illegal immigrants. this morning, the mounting questions. how many troops? what will it cost and the new figures overnight on the rising number of illegal border crossings. facebook under fire revealing millions more accounts may have been exploited by political consultants. mark zuckerberg with his boldest comments yet. >> that was a huge mistake. it was my mistake. >> this morning the change the company is now making. worn out textbooks and broken chairs, striking teachers fight back as they demand more state funds for the classroom and outrage grows after the governor compares them to teenagers who want a car. also this morning, why did
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the two goats cross the highway? the bizarre rescue on this interstate bridge. and the high school baseball star playing catcher even though he only has one arm. his determination to win inspiring millions. we do say good morning, everybody, on this thursday. we're going to begin with the national guard getting official marching orders from the president to head south to the border to stop illegal immigration. >> as the president authorized the deployment, he released a memo declaring the situation has reached a point of crisises. this comes as new figures show the number of illegal border crossings rose by 37% last month, a sharp increase over the same period last year. >> abc's arlette saenz has more on the white house response and the many unanswered questions this morning. arlette. >> reporter: kendis and diane, good morning. president trump signed that order last night authorizing the national guard to assist the border patrol.
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the trump administration is now working with border state governors on their deployment. president trump is making a surprise announcement official. >> we're going to be guarding our border with the military. >> reporter: signing a proclamation for the national guard to head to the border. >> we do hope the deployment begins immediately. >> reporter: the trump administration has provided little detail. no word on the cost, how many troops they'll send or for how long. >> it will be strong. it will be as many as is needed to fill the gaps we have today is what i can tell you so we'll go through and make sure. >> reporter: the national guard won't act as law enforcement. they can't attadetainttaidetaidn crossers. instead they'll serve in a support role by conducting aerial surveillance. >> it's something that is needed, especially out here in arizona where we're still responsible for close to 50% of all the drug seizures in the entire country. it's a big deal to have extra eyes so the agents can take the time to patrol, you know, the areas of the field. >> reporter: the white house says the president is frustrated congress hasn't done more to secure the border.
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but the administration is touting progress on his border wall. >> to us it's all new wall. if there is a wall before that needs to be replaced it's being replaced by a new wall so this is the trump border wall in many cases -- >> replacing current wall with new wall would count -- >> yes, it would. >> reporter: as for the national guard they have been sent to the border before in 2006 by president bush and 2010 by president obama and the total cost of those two operations, more than $1.3 billion. diane and kendis, we'll have to see what the price tag is for this one. >> we'll wait and see. arlette saenz for us live in d.c. thanks, arlette. the diplomatic crisis with russia is about to take another turn. the trump administration is expected to impose some new sanctions this week against wealthy russians who have ties to vladimir putin. the new economic punishment would be authorized under a law targeting moscow for meddling
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in the 2016 election. it's not clear however how many russians will be sanctioned. but it couldnt be e, bthusmo es u.s. diplomats who were expelled from russia departed from the u.s. embassy in moscow today. they were kicked out of the country in retaliation, of course, for the u.s. expelling russians after the poisoning of a former spy. we're learning new details about the deadly crash of an f-16 fighter jet outside las vegas. it's the third crash of a u.s. military aircraft in just two days. the air force says a member of the elite thunderbirds flight team was killed during a practice run. the cause of the crash is under investigation. on tuesday four marines were killed in a helicopter crash in california and a marine jet also crashed tuesday in africa. several new developments overnight in the facebook privacy scandal. a second day has now been scheduled next week for mark zuckerberg to testify before congress. and we're learning that more facebook users may have had their data shared without knowing it. this morning, cambridge
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analytica is denying a report by facebook which now says the political consulting firm improperly obtained the data of 87 million users, most of them americans, far more than the 50 million originally reported. >> these are just big -- these are big issues. this is a big shift for us. >> reporter: ceo mark zuckerberg is now acknowledging that fixing the company's security issues will be a multiyear effort and that not enough was done to protect users' privacy. >> we didn't take a broad enough view of what our responsibility is, and that was a huge mistake. it was my mistake. >> reporter: zuckerberg's admission comes one week before he is set to testify for the first time before congress. he'll sit down before two senate committees on april 10th. facebook has been in crisis mode. its stock plunging after it revealed that cambridge analytica misused information from facebook users as part of the consulting firm's work with the trump campaign. the site has announced several changes to address user privacy
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concerns saying it'll now restrict access for third party apps, delete phone and text logs after one year, and on monday facebook will add a new option at the top of each user's news feed allowing you to review which apps have access to your personal information. so zuckerberg, of course, will face some tough questions on capitol hill. in fact, the chairman of the senate commerce committee says he wants to address the significant concern about facebook's role in america's democracy. delta air lines has revealed it was the victim of a recent cyberattack. it says a small number of passengers' payment information may have been compromised when that attack happened last fall but delta claims no other personal data was affected and it's promising to make up for any fraudulent purchases. oklahoma's governor is clarifying the comments she made this week when she compared striking teachers to a teenager who wants a better car but teachers are demanding bigger pay raises and more education funds. governor mary fallin now
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admits she could have phrased her comment more eloquently and said both sides have been in talks and they're hoping to end the strike soon. but angry teachers had a message for her at the capitol. [ chanting ] yeah, chanting "where's my car" in response to the governor's comment. the teachers have also posted pictures of worn out textbooks to show the need for funding. one posted a photo of a broken chair and says she's now received more than $44,000 in supplies donated by people looking to help. she says she brings folding chairs from home because there aren't enough in class. >> let's take a look at the weather now. winter-like conditions for tens of millions of americans this morning. an april freeze extending from the dakotas to the east coast. well, it could actually break some records. let's take a closer look at your forecast. >> good morning. looking for drier but colder conditions with chilly wind still staying ago tiff throughout the northeast, but by
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thursday night going into friday, scattered snow showers across the great lakes region and covering the northeast and watch out for locally 10 inches in cincinnati, kansas city, possibly rapid city and then over to the west, thursday night going into friday we're looking for the heaviest rain throughout portions of california. very moist air pumping its way steadily for the pacific northwest making for drenching conditions throughout the i-5 corridor, and we're going to stay that way throughout the weekend throughout the northwest and more snow along the east coast. i'm accuweather meteorologist paul williams. coming up, we take you inside the first so-called smart bathrooms in a u.s. airport. > police shooting. officers say they thought the man had a gun. so what was he really holding? and a tractor trailer on a collision course with a bridge. the impact caught on camera.
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classes were interrupted in a big way at this school in kansas when a blast of wind tore the roof off the cafeteria. students say it sounded like an explosion. nobody was hurt, but a couple cars were badly damaged. police in brooklyn, new york, say they shot and killed a man they believed was pointing a gun at them. they say they received several 911 calls about a manholing what appeared to be a silver firearm. when police arrived the man allegedly went into a shooting stance and police fired ten shots. they later found out he was holding a pipe with a cylinder on the end of it. in minneapolis the police department now says officers who are dispatched to a scene must activate their body cameras before they arrive or they will face stiff penalties. the rule change comes after an officer shot and killed an unarmed woman last summer without activating his body cam. that officer was fired and faces criminal charges. america's farmers are sounding off about the
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administration's new threat to impose tariffs on chinese products. china has threatened to retaliate with its own tariffs on american soybean, pork and beef. the white house denies there is any trade war saying the threats are just part of a negotiation. but many farmers are urging the president to back off the rhetoric and not to take their votes for granted. >> he needs to realize that the majority of his votes came out of the midwest agricultural area, supported him and, you know, i don't think he's supporting us right now. >> well, the u.s. and china are still negotiating behind the scenes. a public comment period on the proposed tariffs will last until mid-may. police in western pennsylvania got called to an unusual scene. two goats wandered away from a farm and got stuck on this bridge on the pennsylvania turnpike. see them stranded on that narrow beam. well, the crews had to bring in a large crane for a delicate rescue effort, but they were eventually able to corral the goats and safely return them to
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the farm. >> wow. interesting rescue. all right, when we come back the shocking discovery for a woman who used to learn about her father. but first the head of the epa breaks his silence about who gave his top aides a big pay raise. and the grandson of a golf legend steals the show with a shot that brought granddad to tears. i feel chronic, widespread pain. fibromyalgia may be invisible to others, but my pain is real. fibromyalgia is thought to be caused by overactive nerves. lyrica is believed to calm these nerves. i'm glad my doctor prescribed lyrica. for some, lyrica delivers effective relief for moderate to even severe fibromyalgia pain. and improves function. lyrica may cause serious allergic reactions, suicidal thoughts or actions. tell your doctor right away if you have these, new or worse depression, unusual changes in mood or behavior, swelling, trouble breathing, rash, hives, blisters, muscle pain with fever,
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approving pay raises for two of pruitt's friends who work at the epa. one pay raise was more than $56,000. pruitt says that he just found out about the raises and corrected them right away and he insists there was nothing wrong with his arrangement to live in a condo owned by the wife of an energy lobbyist. >> president trump said he would drain the swamp. >> i don't -- >> is draining the swamp renting an apartment from the wife of a washington lobbyist? >> i don't think that's even remotely fair to ask that question. >> why did you accept $50 a night to rent a condo from the wife of a washington lobbyist? >> let's talk about that. this is the actual rate and what the ethics officials said. >> but there is a possible new setback for pruitt. cnn reports the epa ethics official who determined that pruitt did not violate ethics rules now admits he lacked key facts about pruitt's living arrangements when he made that initial evaluation. youtube is promising to increase security at its offices around the world after this
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week's shooting when a woman angry over the company's video policies opened fire at its california headquarters. the company now says the shooter never got into the building. instead officials say she went through a parking garage to enter a courtyard where she carried out the attack injuring three people and taking her own life. her family members say they're confused over what they call her senseless act. >> i don't know how she would like it. i'm sorry. i can't believe it. >> she was a really good person. she was a big animal loving person. >> any history of mental illness? >> no, nothing. >> family members also say they called police twice to warn that she might be on her way to youtube headquarters because she was angry that the company stopped paying her for the videos she was posting. new england patriots wide receiver and superstar julian edelman is being praised for possibly thwarting a school shooting. a comment posted on edelman's instagram account threatened to shoot up a school.
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now police traced the message back to a 14-year-old in michigan who is now charged with a felony. edelman tells "the new york times" he immediately thought of the parkland, florida, massacre saying here with the emotions of what happened and i have a kid now, i said, holy toledo, what is going on here. and police in illinois have arrested a woman they're calling one of the worst dui offenders in the united states. they apparently found her at a gas station where witnesses say she had been trying to fill her car with kerosene rather than gasoline. officers say she smelled of alcohol and they found an open bottle of whiskey on her front seat and say she has dui arrests in six other states along with outstanding warrants in three states. this is wild. a retired fertility doctor in idaho is being accused of using his own sperm to fertilize a patient nearly 40 years ago. 37-year-old kelly rowlette discovered that dr. gerald mortimer is actually her father after undergoing a dna test for mortimer had treated her mother
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in 1980 using sperm from a donor that they thought was someone else. rowlette and her parents are now suing the doctor, his wife and his fertility clinic for $10 million in damages. the masters begins today as augusta national golf club announces its first ever women's event. it'll be held for top female amateurs next year. augusta national only started allowing women to become club members in 2012. and here's the best moment from the annual masters par 3 contest. the grandson of jack nicklaus hits a great shot, the ball rolls and rolls and rolls and drops. hole in one, his first hole in one ever, by the way. lots of the golfers had their young children on the course with them which is part of the whole tradition. >> that kid got a hole in one there. >> oh, my goodness. it's the cutest thing. some put their own spin on the game. one youngster you saw throw the ball right into the water. this one looks more entertained by the sand itself than the game
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of golf. >> yeah. why play on the course when you can do that. all right. up next in "the pulse" we'll take you inside the first so-called smart bathroom in a u.s. airport. also ahead, a high school baseball catcher with one arm. wait till you see him play. plus, the new rage at weddings. a flying veil, so how do they do it? veil, so how do they do it? rection but in very different ways and pampers gives all of them our driest best fitting diaper. pampers cruisers with three-way fit. they adapt at the waist, legs and bottom with up to twelve hours of protection for all the freedom to move their way in pampers cruisers only pampers diapers are the number one choice of hospitals, nurses and parents.
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♪ we're starting "the pulse" with a young man going viral for the way he plays baseball. luke terry is a high school catcher in tennessee, but he only has one arm. >> yeah, you can see that. terry lost his right arm when he was just a baby because of an infection. >> he's perfected his technique to catch and throw the ball. he called the attention he's getting unreal. >> it makes me feel good that
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other people see me and like what i do and not this, wow, he's got one arm and can't do it. always give out and give 100% all the time and like never say can't, like i don't like the word. >> awesome. terry has been playing baseball since he was 4 and also plays in the outfield and he's the team's best hitter. the houston rockets have the best record in the nba. >> now the team has another star, an usher in section 124 was caught on the dance cam. check out his moves. >> so skeptics are wondering if he's a professional dancer posing as an usher but, yeah, he is a ringer. >> i'm supporting the conspiracy theory on this one. >> but we're still loving it. so l.a.x. airport, of course, has unveiled the first public smart bathroom. >> some of them have what are called tush lights that turn green when a stall is available and red when it's occupied. no more knocking. >> the stall's lock will record how often it's used, so workers
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good morning. almost there. it's thursday. april 5th. by almost there, that means the weekend. >> for sure. these two are in. >> good morning. >> great to be back. >> now we're tracking the beginning of the changes, mike. >> you can see it outside already if you look up. you can't see the stars. it's all cloudy out there. that means the storm is almost here. let's roll out the storm impact scale for this evening. light rain in the north bay spreading south. a tenth of an inch or less. this will fall mainly after the commute is over. here's a look at live doppler 7. it's gray outside. no green on the map yet. when it does get here, it's going to get pretty heavy, especially tomorrow. we'll talk about that coming up. sue? >> we'll take a live loob at the san mateo bridge where traffic is flowing nicely.
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hayward to foster city for a 14-minute drive. so far so good. we'll also check on the golden gate bridge coming in from marin county. fog-free and traffic-free it looks like now. three lanes in both directions. roadwork out there. we'll check on that in a few minutes. >> sue, thank you. developing news in the youtube attack. we're expecting an update on the one remaining victim still in the hospital. >> we're hearing from youtube how the shooting will forever change its campuses around the world. matt keller live for us in san bruno this morning. >> reporter: good morning. couple of differences this morning compared to yesterday morning. first off, no police presence out in front of their building on cherry avenue. another thing, cherry avenue is now open to traffic. this balcony up here on the building was covered in plywood yesterday. it is now open. as for the three employees who were shot on tuesday, they are recovering. hospital officials say two women were released and sent home. a 36-year-old man has been
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upgraded from critical to serious condition. it's unclear what the extent of his injuries are. youtube is encouraging employees to take time off or work from home. they're making sure that wellness services are readily available. >> we will be increasing the security we have at all offices worldwide to make them more secure, not only in the near term but in the long-term. >> reporter: authorities say the suspected shooter, nasim aghdam went to a shooting range hours before the shooting. before that, she was questioned at a walmart parking lot where she was sleeping in her car. the chief says they found nothing suspicious. reporting live in san bruno, matt keller. abc 7 news. the family of the woman who opened fire extended their apologies from their home in riverside county. nasim aghdam's family says they were well aware she was upset with youtube. they say she was a prolific poster of vegan and animal rights videos on the site. about a year ago, the
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relationship soured after she lost followers and views to her page allegedly because the company changed its filters. >> i don't know how she was like this. we can't -- the humans -- i'm sorry. i can't believe it. >> yesterday, atf agents carrying a box served a search warrant at the home in menefee. the family says mountain view police told them they would keep an eye on aghdam after she was found sleeping in her car. they say they warned police she might do something. for continuing coverage of the youtube shooting, follow us on twitter and facebook or go to our website, make sure you enable push alerts on the abc 7 news app. that's the fastest way to get breaking news as it happens. if you're just joining us, let's get a quick update on weather and traffic. mike nicco.


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