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[Music] tonight back in the Tennessee house [Music] nearly a week after being expelled from the Tennessee legislature Justin Pearson takes his seat back what happens next and what members of the opposing party are now saying we'll speak with one of them plus every woman deserves to have good care every woman deserves to have personal care and every woman deserves to have her baby in a safe place getting maternal care is difficult enough now it's only getting harder our Prime Focus tonight we take a look at the ripple effect the closing of maternity Wards across the country is having on expectant mothers and how others are filling that void and it's it's a big responsibility I am representing my culture we hear from the Palestinian Chilean singer set to become the first person to perform a Coachella entirely in Arabic and how her music is taking the World by storm [Music] good evening everyone I'm Linda Davis thank you so much for streaming with us we're following those stories and much more including the newly released 9-1-1 calls from the Louisville Bank shooting what the suspect's own mother was saying as she heard about her son's action plus the latest on a developing environmental and Public Health crisis out of Indiana where a massive fire to recycling facility has forced officials to evacuate thousands of residents the departure of one news organization from Twitter one of the most popular social media Platforms in the world and why it could be the start of a mass Exodus and the new warning for Airbnb owners and renters alike after criminals use the short-term rental properties for their own purposes our correspondents are fanned out across the country covering those stories and more for us tonight but we do begin with the new disturbing details that we're learning about that mass shooting at the Louisville Kentucky Bank and if frantic calls from people trying to stop it including the suspect's own mother she apparently called 9-1-1 after a tip from her son's roommate and told the operator her son may be armed and on his way to the bank a their caller was hiding in a closet within the bank and was told by the operator to stay quiet police responded within minutes but tonight one of the doctors who treated some of the patients is pointing out how much more deadly AR-15 assault rifles are than handguns saying the difference in the type of injuries he sees are quote night and day Trevor all leads us off once again tonight from Louisville where tonight chilling new 9-1-1 calls revealing as the Louisville Gunman's Rampage unfolded inside Old National Bank his own mother was trying to warn police my son might be you couldn't have a gun and he's heading toward the Old National at uh on Main Street here in Louisville Main Street Old National yeah this is his mother I'm so sorry I'm getting detailed second hand I'm running through it now oh my Lord okay and what exactly is going on with him why what is he saying he's doing I don't know I'm getting this information from the room like he apparently left the note I don't know what to do I need your help I I think he's never heard me once he's a really good kid please don't come up and please he's he's non-violent he's never done anything okay and you don't believe he owns guns I know he doesn't own any guns what that mother apparently didn't know was that he'd purchased an AR-15 just six days prior and as the shooting began more calls coming in you can hear the fear and the gunfire from this caller hiding in a closet is that shots fired just stay quiet officials say the shooter first opened fire in a crowded conference room meeting another caller was attending virtually over Microsoft teams and how do you know you have an active shooter on the site I just watched it on a team's meeting this video is still going oh my God there's no I can't see anything now look at the ground three minutes after those first 9-1-1 calls officers Nicholas Wilton Corey Galloway arriving on scene as they approach officer Wilt shot in the head officer Galloway grazed by a bullet still killing the suspect moments later suspect down get the officer but even with that Swift response five people were killed many more injured the chief medical officer at the hospital treating the victims talking about the Damage Done by an AR-15 round the rifle rounds pulverized and liquefy tissue because of how fast they're moving they powder bone they tear large gaping holes in tissue you don't see that with a handgun you simply don't overnight the family of Connor sturgeon writing no words can express our sorrow anguish and horror at the unthinkable harm our son Conor inflicted on innocent people their families and the entire Louisville Community adding while Conor had mental health challenges which we as a family were actively addressing there were never any warning signs or indications he was capable of this shocking Act shocking and just so disturbing Trevor joins us now from Louisville Trevor we know that the suspect bought that AR-15 legally six days before the shooting is there anything in the system at all that alerts authorities of mental health issues uh no there's not there is no Kentucky law that prevents a person who is actively undergoing mental health treatment from buying a weapon legally and also Kentucky law now prevents authorities from destroying this Shooter's AR-15 Instead This Gun is likely going to be auctioned off back to the public all right Trevor altar thanks to you in Tennessee now the second black Democratic spelled from the state house after a gun-controlled protest representative Justin Pearson has his job back tonight Pearson was reinstated by a unanimous vote of his local Board of Commissioners and now Senate Democrats are asking the justice department to investigate those expulsions here's ABC's Alex Perez You Gotta Serve the People who sent you tonight a major win for Justin Pearson a Shelby County officials in Tennessee using their power to unanimously reinstate the representative reclaim democracy energized at Pearson addressing supporters who marched through Memphis today they tried to kill democracy they tried to expel The People's Choice and the people's vote and they awaken a sleeping giant representative Justin Jones reinstated Monday expelled both black Democrats ousted by the republican-led legislature we will not be after taking to the floor of the chamber demanding something to be done about gun control just days after three nine-year-olds a custodian a teacher and a principal were killed in a school shooting fellow Democrat Gloria Johnson who is white spared expulsion by one vote and tonight late word Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has asked the doj to investigate whether Tennessee Republicans who ousted the pair violated the Constitution or Civil Right laws Alex Perez joins us now Alex so when Will Pearson officially return to his position well uh Lindsay representative Pearson will be right here on the steps of the Capitol he will be re-sworn in tomorrow morning and Lindsay there's still about a month left in this session before the legislature closes for the session so there's still work to be done here Lindsay right back where they started all right Alex Perez for us thanks so much Alex joining us now is assistant Republican leader in the Tennessee house representative Mark Cochran thank you so much for your time tonight leader Cochran in comments to a local paper you said that you had no problem with the three Representatives protesting but quote you cannot take over the floor of the House of Representatives because it doesn't belong to you it belongs to the people of Tennessee does the punishment fit the transgression here was expulsion the right way to go Lindsay yeah thank you for for having me uh this evening and yeah as I stated before I think it's just again that that floor belongs to the people of Tennessee There are rules of decorum in place to ensure that that all voices are heard now often uh in in the general assembly here in Nashville there is uh you know we have very spirited debate um and that's a welcome part of the legislative process but when you have one or just a few Representatives hijack the floor um for their own purposes that silences the rest of Tennessee because that that is where the business of the people is conducted and so so when you hijack that for for nearly an hour yes I think that is a that's that's a that's an insult to the institution and really an insult to the people of Tennessee so so that is that's ultimately why I'll end it on the side of expelling all three members uh Justin Jones Justin Pearson Gloria Johnson have all become household names since the two of them uh the two of the three of them were expelled just a week ago are there any regrets about elevating these State lawmakers through that expulsion only to see them now back on the house floor but with much greater attention and potentially power right you know yeah I think I think the biggest um yeah I think the biggest shame of of of of of what occurred two weeks ago what happened on on March 30th is when they when they hijacked the house for the state of Tennessee it took attention off uh of six victims of a school shooting and it took it took attention off the victims families I think that that is um again one of one of the biggest travesties of of of their actions it took attention off of it off of a very important issue one that we were already working toward one that we were finding Solutions and it put them on it put that attention on them and so I think I think that um if there's a regret I think I think that is that that is it and and that you know again um their actions Place attention on themselves rather than the victims of that of that horrible tragedy of covenants So to that point let's get to the substance of what the three representatives were protesting today is just the 102nd day of 2023 and according to the gun violence archive there have been 147 mass shootings in that time you of course represent the people of Tennessee and children were also in the State House the day that led to the expulsion they and their parents were protesting as well chanting save our children recent poll of Tennessee parents found more than 70 percent believe that schools would be safer if background checks are expanded to be required for all gun sales do you support that measure right and you know as far as what the the people of Tennessee supporting of the parents of Tennessee support the most recent Vanderbilt poll reflects that over 80 percent of parents in Tennessee believes that what would make our schools the safest is that every one of them has an SRO and that's exactly what Tennessee is doing we're we're funding that to the tune of 200 million dollars we just passed passed a bill to set up the framework for that interestingly enough it was a bipartisan support I believe received may be received over 90 votes ironically however the three Representatives who claim to be the voices of children across Tennessee voted against that comprehensive school safety bill um and so again Tennessee was already working towards solutions to make our students safer unfortunately you had three Representatives that wanted to Spotlight on themselves and didn't and did not actually want to be a part of the conversation to find Solutions Firearms recently became the leading cause of death for children and teens in this country Tennessee's Republican Governor has called on the general assembly directly to toughen gun restrictions it's now been more than two weeks since the school shooting at the Covenant School what specific reforms are you prepared to support and we're prepared to work for the governor's office we're looking at no specific bill has been filed at this time anything that the state of Tennessee passes it's going to be something that honors due process and we're gonna we're going to ensure that um again before anyone's right to bear arms as a friendship on that there is due process that that's not that that's not done lightly um there are uh parts of the code perhaps that we can look at regarding um regarding mental illness and ensuring that that criminals or those who are dangerous do not have firearms um but again all of that is going to lead with due process that no one can just arbitrarily take someone's Firearms that's a protected constitutional right but we are sure always but we are always willing to look at sections of the code to see what can be strengthened and again specifically those sections regarding regarding mental illness and those who who may have a violent record we we want to make sure that those people do not have guns and those folks who are dangerous are not able to harm others and lastly for people because I know that the Republicans in Tennessee have pushed back on allegations of of racism I am curious why you feel that Gloria Johnson was allowed to stay and not expelled because she has said to herself that she felt that it was simply because of the color of her skin that she was not uh expelled uh Curious your response to that yeah and and I found her response very curious you know you you look at the at the vote tally there you had 65 members vote to expel Gloria Johnson so that's that's one vote shot and what I find so interesting is she is she standing in solidarity um with representative Jones and represent representative Pearson now but if you go back and you watch her interview or excuse me you watch her uh testimony from the house four she spent nearly an hour distancing herself from them saying that she was not the one holding the bullhorn she wasn't the one chanting so she wants to claim that it's about race perhaps it's just because she threw her two friends under the bus but just to go back to my original question just curious why you think that she ultimately was not expelled what made her different from her two colleagues to expel all three and and if you spoke to those members who voted the other way I don't know perhaps they would say that maybe she made her case you know more strongly I I could not I can't answer for them again as I voted to expel all three appreciate it after the majority of our caucus I appreciate the academic discussion leader Mark Cochran really appreciate you coming on the show and and thank you so much for your time thank you Lindsay tonight there are serious environmental concerns 24 hours after a massive fire broke out at a Plastics recycling plant in Indiana firefighters battled the Flames Around the Clock part of the 14-acre facility is still on fire in fact and it could take days to put it out the EPA is warning that the smoke is harmful and the town's mayor is demanding the plan's owner pay up Alex for Shea reports tonight frustration and anger in Richmond Indiana after this recycling plant fire many say should never have happened we were aware that what was operating here was a fire hazard so this this was a fear for us and why we've taken so many steps to prevent this from happening the city of Richmond had ordered the business owner to clean up but officials say they were ignored satellite images show the buildup of recyclable materials outside the facility over the past decade overnight First Responders containing the Flames but they're expected to burn for days officials believe it started Tuesday afternoon a semi-trailer caught fire [Music] The Blaze spreading to this abandoned recycling facility evacuations ordered from more than 2 000 residents within a half mile others outside the evacuation Zone asked to shelter in place Health officials say that breathing in toxic particles found in Smoke could cause burning of the eyes tightening in the chest bronchitis and aggravate asthma Nikki Williams and her family forced out of their home what's your biggest concern now smoke damage I don't know how that works you know like I don't know how much damage the smoke will do Alex poche joins us now from Indiana so Alex what comes next here well Lindsay the EPA is on the ground monitoring the situation we reached out to that facility's owner for Comet and have not yet heard back but Lindsay as you can see this plume behind me that fire is still burning Lindsay all right Alex Boucher our thanks to you now to the ongoing Fallout from those leaked classified documents among the most troubling involved Ukraine and concerns about their planned spring offensive ABC's Chief foreign correspondent Ian panel is back in kieve tonight and has the response from Ukraine's Chief intelligence official tonight Shockwave is from the massive League of classified documents being felt by U.S allies around the world and nowhere more than here in Ukraine the top secret files suggest potential problems for Ukraine including a dire shortage of air defense missiles and now a U.S official confirming to ABC news that American intelligence thinks a spring offensive is unlikely to capture as much territory as last year's counter-offensive tonight the head of Ukrainian Military Intelligence saying he spoke to his you at counterparts within hours of seeing the league in his first interview since they became public Major General badanov telling ABC news Ukraine has launched its own investigation including whether all the documents are authentic accuses Russia of trying to weaken relations with Ukraine's partners and destabilize the situation do you think there's a Russian mole inside the Pentagon yeah will only say some documents look authentic and appear as some sort of spying operation and tonight the state department confirming two Americans have died while volunteering to fight in Ukraine Grady kerpas who was last seen in April last year and Edward Wilton from Marianna Florida killed last week in fighting a round-back moot just two of so many Ian panel joins us now from Kiev and you also have news tonight about a small U.S military presence in Ukraine what's the latest there yeah Lindsay pretty remarkable actually U.S official confirming to ABC news that a small military Special Operations team has actually been based at the U.S
embassy in Keith since early in the war now apparently the team is providing intelligence assistance to Ukrainian Special Forces although the official is at pain to stress that they are not on the front lines although they are working with Ukrainian Special Forces however a former U.S official saying that they helped plan the killing of hundreds and thousands of Russian troops truly remarkable Lindsay it is indeed our and panel for us from Keith thanks so much Ian and that's not the only legal development involving Trump today after a judge overseeing the Dominion 1.6 billion dollar defamation case against Fox News imposed a sanction against the network after it quote made misrepresentations to the court and potentially withheld evidence the move comes on the eve of the major trial kicking off ABC's Aaron kutursky joins us now so Aaron what does all this mean and how might this sanction impact that case it's really the latest blow Lindsay to Fox News on the eve of this 1.6 billion
dollar defamation trial the judge imposed a financial penalty over an apparent delay in turning over some pre-trial evidence but crucially he's also now considering whether to appoint someone to investigate whether Fox News was negligent in the way it handled all the evidence pre-trial and that could cost some sanctions depending on how it goes and the judge Lindsay had already limited the way Fox News can defend itself ruling that the network cannot argue it was merely repeating president Trump's allegations about Dominion's voting machines simply because they were newsworthy jury selection is scheduled to begin tomorrow Lindsay interesting to see how it all plays out Aaron katorsky our thanks to you as always still much more to get to here on Prime tonight the desperate search for the young man who fell off of a cliff and into a river but next in our Prime Focus labor and delivery awards are closing in rural areas putting women at risk by forcing them to travel long distances to the nearest hospitals the lengths that some towns are going to in order to make sure expected mothers get the care they need we teach you how to intubate a baby we teach you how to deliver a baby so this is not something they're supposed to be doing they're being forced to do it because of these deserts whenever news breaks the crushing families here in Poland here in Kentucky no match for the Tornado from Monterey Park California on the ground in Ukraine reporting from Uvalde Texas NBC News right there everywhere from the scene of that deadly missile strike in danipro Ukraine reporting from the earthquake in Turkey from Charleston South Carolina on the 2024 Hayden trail from Kathmandu Nepal Truckee California covering record snowfall traveling with the president in Mexico City wherever the story here at this airport in Tampa it's already shut down recording here at 10 Downing Street in London streaming live to you wherever the story is wherever the story is wherever the story is we're 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favorite show welcome back women of childbearing age and maternity care deserts across the country see no relief ahead as hospitals across the U.S continue to shudder labor and delivery units our faith abube visited some of the areas to speak with the people most impacted including on Yakima Nation grounds in Washington State we're getting back into our normal lives early on in her pregnancy Tory wife Shelley made plans to deliver her second child in the same hospital as her first as Trier Toppenish Hospital on the Yakima Indian reservation in Washington state but with just three months left to go the hospital suddenly shut down its labor and delivery Ward leaving her scrambling I think it was just nerve-wracking as the shock spread across the Yakima Indian Reservation many other pregnant women realized that they too needed new plants and quick Sierra wheeler was more than seven and a half months along the hospital closure would mean a 45-minute drive to the nearest delivery unit just being so far out here Toppenish was the place that would have worked easier options for maternal Care on the reservation have gone from bad to worse like really Troublesome and disheartening but not surprising the Yakima Indian Reservation spans more than a million acres and pregnant women looking for care are often forced to travel roads that can easily become dangerous depending on the weather this area is very rural it is isolated so the traveling distance plus the resources that are needed to get Quality Care are not there Jessica Whitehawk founded that the town watch birth Justice Center with the help of birth Advocates Leslie Swann and Simone ditten holler it's a fresh Light these women with backgrounds in maternal care are on a mission we're providing a safe space whether it's for five minutes to an hour we invite all of our moms to come back and like take a load out let's get baby's heartbeat Dr Anita Showalter schedules clinics at the center every Wednesday to see pre and postnatal patients every woman deserves to have good care every woman deserves to have personal care and every woman deserves to have her baby in a safe place a recent March of Dimes report found that over a third of U.S counties are maternal care deserts that's more than 2.2 million women of childbearing age and 146 000 babies born in areas without obstetric providers or hospitals or birth centers offering obstetric care obstetrical units and hospitals have been closing across this country and Obstetricians we're not increasing them at all across the country so think about one in eight has no access to a place to be born Dr Elizabeth Shiro says part of the reason is limited funding and as a result the maternal care deserts contribute to the high U.S maternal
death rate a new CDC report shows that in 2021 there was a 40 increase in the death rate from maternal causes in the United States compared to 2020 after a spike during the pandemic preliminary data suggests that the number of maternal deaths began dropping in 2022 but the numbers were still higher than experts would advise Mississippi is among the states with the highest number of maternal deaths that's where Byron stribling lost his wife and unborn child we don't have a hospital we don't have an emergency room the nearest hospital was about 15 20 miles away give or take in the summer of 2021 Byron's wife Harmony was five days away from delivering their first child together they'd already picked out her name Harper but on the night of July 4th Harmony wasn't feeling well Byron suspecting something was seriously wrong decided to take her to the hospital I thought she was having seizures to shaking eyes rolling in the back of the bed Byron pulled over to perform CPR paramedics arrived 15 minutes later but it was too late Harmony and The Unborn Child died on the side of the road about three minutes from the hospital now we have multiple people that's dead because of a situation that could have probably been prevented if we had hospitals something like that nearby they don't have any obstetric providers over 50 counties that's really really worrisome this is a crash course in obstetrics Rachel Morris a Maternal Fetal Medicine specialist at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and her team have been trying to fill the Gap put your hand right here training well over 400 First Responders in parts of the state that lack maternal care there you go on how to step in in case of an emergency we teach you how to intubate a baby we teach you how to deliver a baby so this is not something they're supposed to be doing they're being forced to do it because of these deserts push push push push almost 90 percent of the mortalities we had over a two-year period were deemed preventable how do you wrap your head around that that's why I'm here today it's frightening it's frightening something's got to change things are changing but not for the better since 2020 an additional 16 000 women have no nearby maternity care in the U.S hospitals are closing we understand that a disproportionately impacts women of color and and older women according to the CDC black women have a three times higher maternal mortality rate than non-hispanic white women though all ethnicities did see an increase in 2021 women over the age of 40 have a seven times higher mortality rate than women under the age of 25. feeling okay today at 38 years old Dominique armor is considered to be in her Advanced maternal age she's pregnant with her 10th child putting her in a high-risk category she tells me this will be her fourth time driving across state lines from Arkansas to Mississippi to give birth because she has few options my last baby almost there on side of the road the only Hospital in the county hasn't had a delivering physician in more than five years and access to prenatal care is also limited this is my last baby that I'm going to have so until we stay at a doctor here Dominique is currently eight months pregnant when was the last time you were able to see your doctor I think when I was three months four months it was hard because I had to go by myself I don't want to talk about it you know a lot of women do miss their appointments because they don't have transportation how many women pregnant women you know come to the center who are in the same situation just about everybody do you have somebody to drive you Alice Rogers with the Arkansas birthing project is exploring options like this March of Dimes mobile clinic to get women in the area access to more care this unit is doing what it can to provide services to the women it's just not enough it's just not enough Ohio has had the most women impacted by overall reductions in access to care since 2020.
it's heartbreaking I think about the United States at some place that should be on the top of the Forefront yet we have the worst outcomes back at the Tata walk to birth Justice Center the founders are working to expand their services hoping that one day they can build a new birthing facility on the Yakima Nation grounds we're trying to rebuild our kinship our nationhood our family strength providing a safe place for our families and women and children to come to have more options to be cared for and to heal our head she was killed while in Mexico and the suspect is still free in the U.S the justice department is now weighing in on whether it will take action in the shangwell Robinson case plus using a book and a song to help kids process big emotions about the people they love Mary Broadway Stars Leslie Odom Jr and Nicolette Robinson tell us how they made sure young readers of all ages would not feel left out not every adult in our children's lives that they love and care about is a 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would be filed in connection with the death of shanquella Robinson the North Carolina native was found dead in October while on vacation in Cabo Mexico with a group officials met with Robinson's family to reveal their conclusions before the announcement the family had called for diplomatic intervention from President Biden and the state department to investigate what happened to Robinson firefighters battling a wind-driven wildfire burning in New Jersey the fire burning through the environmentally sensitive Pinelands in the middle of New Jersey The Blaze has burned over 3 800 acres close to 200 homes evacuated firefighters on the ground joined by helicopters tipping them off to hot spots April is Peak firefighting season in New Jersey with fire officials confirming they're seeing a slight increase in fire activity from last year National Public Radio is leaving Twitter after recently being labeled as U.S state Affiliated media NPR said in a statement that Twitter was quote taking actions that undermine their credibility when it implied the organization was not editorially independent Twitter's policy defines state-affiliated media as Outlets where the state has control over editorial content rats running amok and the Big Apple may have met their match her official title is New York City director of rodent mitigation Kathy karate is the city's first ratzar the former teacher and land use expert was chosen from 900 applicants to rid the city of rats this has been an obsession with the mayor who has said rats impact how you feel about the city there's already been a push to put more trash and bins and to limit how long garbage bags can Linger on the curb Madonna's Like a Virgin Daddy Yankee's Gasolina and a Mariah Carey Christmas classic these recordings and more were added to the library of congress's national recording registry 25 recordings were deemed worthy of being preserved for their importance in the nation's sound Heritage there are Classics like imagine and Stairway to Heaven as well as Queen Latifah's all hail the queen this year's list also included the Super Mario Brothers soundtrack the first video game soundtrack to be preserved there are now 625 audio recordings preserved in the registry welcome back it's one of the most famous music festivals in the world Coachella kicks off this weekend with a historic lineup that includes Global phenomenons like Bad Bunny and Rosalia part of that lineup is Arabic Pop's next big star Eliana the 21 year old Palestinian Chilean songstress is blending cultures and genres creating music that is true to the times and true to her Roots this Arabic American Heritage Month ABC News live is honoring Trailblazers changing the game Trailblazers like Eliana will be the first artist to ever sing a full Arabic set at Coachella our zarine Shaw sat down with her as she prepared for the festival's first of two weekends and gives us an exclusive look at her rehearsal [Music] she's only 21 years old but Eliana is determined to make history [Music] the Palestinian Chilean singer soon to be the first artist to ever perform a full set in Arabic at the world famous Coachella Music Festival live in an exclusive rehearsal of her set for ABC News we meet Eliana out of her highly anticipated performance how excited are you about Coachella I am beyond excited like everybody knows Coachella like since I was back home I knew what Coachella was so the fact that I'm performing this year is crazy [Applause] [Music] I mean it's it's a big responsibility I'm representing my culture but um I'm really working very hard and this is your first time performing a Coachella but this is not your first Coachella no this is not my first guitar we went to see the week and perform and before he went on stage I went to say hi and he told me have you performed in Coachella before and I said no never he's like maybe next year [Applause] [Music] eliana's career took off three years ago with the launch of her first EP Eliana in 2022 she released her second EP Eliana 2 featuring the Arabic version of a classic in La Vie En Rose Eliana collaborated with artist Lana Del Rey and her sister Carolyn Chuck Grant but eliana's story starts in Nazareth where she was born first of all I grew up in Palestine Nazareth I'm also part Chilean so I grew up in in these two worlds and of course they influenced me and of course they had a huge impact on me as a person and as an artist [Music] Palestinian and Chilean but singing in Arabic or Spanish was not part of the original plan when I started singing I was like seven years old and I always sang in English I sang like at the James jazz Aretha Franklin Beyonce uh Amy Winehouse all these artists and I never thought that um gonna be singing in Arabic I remember I met my writer and producer and he's like well I I want you to sing in Arabic um and I left home I'm like I was crying because I'm like I don't think I can't sing in Arabic I've never done it before so but once I was listening to the music we were making and it was in Arabic and I think this time I realized that okay I need to do something with a purpose yeah I mean it's who I am so I I do it naturally foreign [Music] I would say like you wear it on your sleeves yeah but you literally wear your culture on your ways you're right and look I love fashion so I also love to include Arabic and fashion because it's it's it's very beautiful honestly like the coins the embroidery like all of it and I think the combination is very cool and uh I mean why not it's it's uh it's very cool and it's very like rock star [Music] representing her culture became her purpose and she made it a family affair my family is it's like my support system my family is very involved with my art I was discovered by my brother and he always pushed me to do you know shows and to do covers and my sister is very involved with my fashion and also my mom is an incredible writer and I think she got her Talent from my grandpa who's a poet and an amazing singer and we write songs together her dad mom sister brother moved across the world settled in Los Angeles and eliana's career started skyrocketing it's already very hard to move to another country uh another it's a whole new culture thank God I have my family that just they're just always there with me always around and you just need to make sure you're strong and you have to uh proof to yourself and to everybody that yes I am an immigrant but yes I'm gonna be where I want to be it's the American dream living the American dream but never leaving her Roots behind and that's what she hopes to show the world at Coachella we have a very beautiful unique authentic culture [Music] and I I want the Arabs to come see it and and be proud and know that we're gonna do so much more in the future and I want also people from other cultures to come discover and learn about our culture a mix of Arabic music pop and r b [Music] eliana's signature sound will be at the core of her upcoming performance core making history honestly we're making history today and the performance speaks to itself the performance is all about our instruments and the performance is all about our vocal scales and our attitude as the Arab girl you know what I mean it's a it's just representation the performance is my culture is who it's who I am Eliana will be performing the two first Saturdays at Coachella one big step for this Unstoppable Young singer what is the dream for you what is the career goal it's really just um making sure that Arabic is international and our culture is is everywhere and it's it's being heard and hopefully one day to be able to tour in the biggest stages in the world and we're just gonna keep pushing till it just gets where it's it's supposed to be [Music] [Music] looks like it'll be an entertaining one our thanks to zarine for that if you can't make it to the festival Coachella will be live streaming all performances on YouTube now from Broadway to books Leslie Odom Jr and Nicolette Robinson are a force they sing they act and now the married couple is writing together they're using the power of song and Parenthood as inspiration for their first children's book I love you more than you'll ever know the book is about the love adults have for their children in their lives connecting music to reading accompanied by illustrations that represent all kinds of families I sat down with a pair to talk about their latest Journey from Hamilton Superstar Grammy and Tony award-winning artist and actor Leslie Odom Jr hold your nose and close your eyes [Music] and Nicolette Robinson the first black woman to ever play the lead in waitress on Broadway [Music] I love you more than you'll ever know an ode and a song dedicated to the love a parent has for their little one when I count on my mind [Music] this married multifaceted Duo is diving into this new Venture together it's a sweet thing when you stop and realize that your life is unfolding before you you know so watching Nicolette sing with the kids before they go to bed it's like a really sweet moment every single night it never gets old do so much already multi-hyphenates sing perform why enter into the world of writing a children's book we had a little baby so we were reading a lot more children's books all the time yeah ever since we become parents we've been slowly just you know examining different parts of the children's world do you both sing together with our bedtime ritual I usually sing with the kids before bed but sometimes yeah but I I like being an audience whenever I like being spectating read sing pray is that the order it's night of the the routine yeah so the book started out as a song and so was that something that was just impromptu during that nighttime ritual that you started the lyrics we knew we were going to write a children's book and Nick and I just took a little time to think about what it might be about and and yeah it was that trying to trying to connect those two things music and reading you know from our own experience with our kids that we tried to incorporate we want people to be able to turn on the song and you can read along with the song if you want [Music] day by day as I watch [Music] you can sing the song separately or you can read the book separately our kids like to choose whether we're reading or singing the book each night Joy Huang Ruiz who is our brilliant illustrator she included little pieces of personal bits that are of our family in there so the kids Lucy has her little bear that she sleeps with at night and Abel's little passy the illustrator did such a great job of recreating you all in the do they recognize you and and themselves in the book as well yeah yeah and their grandparents are in the book too and it was really important to us that it had all different types of people within the book so it's not just us in the book but we wanted everyone to be able to identify and feel represented within the pages of the book so Joy did such a beautiful job making it so colorful and joyful it was better than we could have ever imagined that's the beautiful thing about representation you know I mean this is the first book that they appear but I mean in your books you know like your books look enough like our children that they you know they'll feel like they're looking at themselves looking in your books it's a it's a beautiful thing when whenever as a human being you can feel like you are included in the story but it's when it's even a little bit about you too that inclusivity is so important somebody told me a long time ago that if kids don't see themselves in books they'll stop looking to books to find themselves right and they'll look look other places uh Curious you've talked Leslie before about the idea that this is not just limited to A Parent's Love for their child tell me beyond what you mean by that we wanted it to be to be inclusive in that way too that uh you know not every not every person not every adult in our children's lives that they love and care about is a parent themselves this is really it's a book that it can be shared between a grown-up and a special little person in their lives so it's aunties and uncles and godparents and grandparents mentors teachers even you know it's like these are Big feelings even for grown-ups they're big emotions to express and so sometimes music also helps those things you know they're a little easier to communicate sometimes through song it's to know that you're loved and you're cared about as you move about this world does a large part in setting up a kid with the kind of confidence that they'll need to do the things that they're destined to do what's next for you guys any more books in the office we we want to see how people receive this one first okay but we had so much fun making this book we'd love to do another one [Music] I love you more than you'll ever know is now available wherever books are sold and that is our 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with us we're monitoring several developments here at ABC News at this hour Federal prosecutors announced they will not bring charges in the murder of shanquella Robinson a North Carolina resident who was killed in October while vacationing in Mexico the two U.S
attorneys involved in the case said in a statement that the evidence and autopsy do not support a federal prosecution however Mexican authorities told ABC News their investigation remains open a judge overseeing Dominion voting systems 1.6 billion dollar defamation suit against Fox News imposed a sanction against the network after it made misrepresentations to the court and potentially withheld evidence Dominion's lawsuit accuses Fox News of knowingly pushing false conspiracy theories at the voting machine company had somehow rigged the 2020 presidential election in Joe Biden's favor so the network could retain viewers now to the latest move in the 2024 election with Republican senator Tim Scott of South Carolina announcing he's forming an exploratory committee to consider a run for the White House Scott revealed his plans and a message to supporters this morning not mentioning former president Trump but instead taking on Democrats the Senate's only black Republican insisted the Democrats quote weaponize race to divide us pitching his own life story as proof of an alternative path forward now to the mass shooting at the Louisville Kentucky Bank in the Frantic 9-1-1 calls one from a witness inside the bank another from the suspect's own mother on a tip from her son's roommate warning that he may be armed and on his way to the bank ABC's Trevor alt is in Louisville for us again tonight chilling new 9-1-1 calls revealing as the Louisville Gunman's Rampage unfolded inside Old National Bank his own mother was trying to warn police my son might be you can have a gun and he's heading toward the Old National at uh on Main Street here in Louisville Main Street Old National this is his mother I'm so sorry I'm getting detailed second hand I'm running through i