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[Music] two major police departments Under Fire this conduct is unacceptable it is heartbreaking the Department of Justice taking aim at Louisville and Memphis over police related deaths that rallied the nation accusing the Departments of patterns of racist Behavior plus then there are some small children they are my favorite personalities I think about them and I'm like so what will happen to them pushed out of their schools workplaces and homes under Taliban rule tonight we take you inside a school and meet the brave 25 year old ensuring women and children are receiving an education and a chance to dream and Sammy you do what your heart says you have to from Oscar nomination to Oscar nomination Michelle Williams and how she looked internally for inspiration for her latest best actress nod in the fablements and how she's fighting for pay equity in the industry I felt like I was being called upon I felt like I didn't have a choice I felt like I found myself in the middle of this moment and and I better learn to speak [Music] and good evening everyone I'm Trevor Alden for Lindsey Davis thank you so much for streaming with us we're following all those stories and much more including developing news out of Virginia what the attorney at the center of the case involving that six-year-old who shot his teacher is now saying about that child's legal Faith plus the deadly road trip to Mexico for four Americans from South Carolina two of them survived two killed in a kidnapping the autopsy results revealing new information about their deaths and Tick-Tock threat why the Biden Administration May soon have the power to ban the app across the country we're going to speak to one of the key players who's pushing a bill to Grant the president that power our correspondents are fanned across the country covering it all for us tonight but we begin with the Justice Department's sobering conclusion to its investigation into the Louisville Kentucky Police Department finding a damning pattern of illegal and discriminatory Behavior including unlawful traffic stops detentions harassment and race racial bias all of it disproportionately targeting black people the doj's probe was launched after the deadly shooting of Brianna Taylor she was killed in a nighttime no-knock raid at her home in 2020. it turned out she had no connection to the alleged crime that police were investigating attorney general Merrick Garland speaking in Louisville today called the misconduct heartbreaking and tonight the doj announced a new investigation into the Memphis Police Department following the death of Tyree Nichols earlier this year our chief justice correspondent Pierre Thomas leads us off tonight attorney general Merrick Garland flying to Louisville to deliver a stunning rebuke of the city's Police Department detailing what he believes is a troubling pattern of racial bias and constitutional rights violations this conduct is unacceptable is heartbreaking the Attorney General visibly impacted by a doj investigation finding systemic abuse against the city's black residents including the disproportionate use of excessive force some officers have demonstrated disrespect for the people they are sworn to protect some have videotaped themselves throwing drinks at pedestrians from their cars insulted people with disabilities and called black people monkeys animal and boy the Justice Department's two-year probe launched after the 2020 police shooting death of Brianna Taylor doing a botched raid where's our emergency executing a so-called no-knock warrant killing Taylor who had no connection to the alleged crime they were investigating that it took this to even have somebody look into this department it's a I don't know today's report finding more than 60 percent of no knock search warrants enforced entries into buildings involve black people the alarming findings come as the Department of Justice analysis they're opening a separate review Into the Memphis Police Department after the horrific beating death of Tyree Nichols earlier this year you can't do anything the five officers charged in Nicholas's death were members of the now deactivated scorpion unit formed to patrol high crime hot spots the doj now examining the use of specialized units like scorpion within law enforcement across the country a lot of people calling for those units to be disbanded Pierre Thomas joins me now and Pierre I do want to turn back to Louisville because I know there's been alarming findings there before in the past so what do officials believe is going to change this time around well Trevor the hope is that the city will agree to a consent decree mandating changes that will be enforced by a federal judge but in light of such damning allegations it will take not only a change in training and culture it will take time to build trust especially in the black community Trevor it's certainly true Pierre Thomas thank you and next we head to Mexico and new information tonight in the kidnappings of four Americans one of the survivors told her mother the terrifying details of how she witnessed her friends being shot once again our Matt Rivers is in Mexico City tonight tonight new details emerging about that horrific kidnapping of four Americans that left two of them dead after they drove to a Mexican border town for cosmetic surgery the mother of Survivor Latavia Tay McGee telling CNN that the white minivan carrying McGee and Friends Eric James Williams and Dell Brown and Shaheed Woodard was first hit by a van and then gunfire erupted yeah right side at the same time and she watched them she watched them die tonight this new photo showing McGee in an ambulance moments after she was rescued in Mexico the four entering Matamoros around 9 A.M on Friday so that McGee could get that cosmetic surgery nearly two hours later gunman opening fire on the group then loading them into a pickup truck officials say the gunman then took the group to various locations including a clinic to cause confusion and throw off authorities after a massive Manhunt authorities finding McGee and Williams still alive inside this wooden house early Tuesday morning nearly eight miles from where they were taken the bodies of Woodard and brown found at that same location covered in blankets according to a source close to the investigation that same Source also saying one of the men was wearing a surgical gown though it's unclear if he received medical treatment before he died we know the families of those victims want answers Matt Rivers joins us now Matt when are the survivors and the bodies of those victims expected to return home yeah Trevor the two surviving victims of this kidnapping are already back on U.S soil one of them back home in South Carolina or about to be rather the other victim Eric James Williams is in the hospital still injured at this point meanwhile the two victims who lost their lives during this kidnapping their bodies according to a source telling ABC News their bodies remain in Mexico at this point likely to be repatriated sometime tomorrow Trevor Matt Rivers thank you next new developments in the case of a six-year-old accused of shooting his teacher in January Newport News Commonwealth's Attorney says he will not file charges against that child in an interview attorney Howard e guinn said he does not believe a six-year-old can have Criminal Intent which is required to pursue a case mcguyen said he is not deciding whether someone else may be charged in this case until he finishes his review also tonight yet another incident in the nation's Skies a fight broke out on a flight from Dallas to Phoenix before it could take off with passengers stepping in to try to stop it this is the latest in a growing number of Airline related incidents prompting many to ask what is going on here's Transportation correspondent Gio Benitez tonight's shocking new video of a brawl erupting on board a Southwest Airlines flight fist flung as a fight breaks out between two men on this plane before took off from Dallas to Phoenix Monday other passengers attempting to separate the men this video showing one of the men trying to explain what happened I'm telling everybody what happened approach me aggresses me with my family I don't play with my family tell them what happened tell him what you did Witnesses say both men were removed from the plane it comes after that terrifying mid-air attack a passenger seen here trying to stab a flight attendant multiple times on a cross-country United flight after so many incidents in the skies and close calls on the runways the acting chief of the FAA in the hot seat on Capitol Hill and we pressed him on what lawmakers were asking Mr Nolan I think that the average American is probably wondering what is going on at least six close calls here does the FAA have a grasp on the situation the FAA absolutely has a grasp on this situation and it's something that we look at every day I can tell you that the system is strong and safe and resilient we've we operate the most complex airspace system in the world bar none and Gio Benitez joins me now Geo the FAA is holding a safety Summit next week so what are they going to be focusing on there so Trevor they are definitely going to be looking at themselves right because we want to know what is happening in those Air Traffic Control Towers we want to know if there's enough Staffing there we want to know what's happening at the airports they're also going to be bringing in the airlines there the labor unions they're all going to come there and basically what they're going to do is they're going to have a big brainstorming session and say what can we do better here what can we make safer we know that flying is safe but we also know that we don't want one of these close calls to become a tragedy Trevor Geo Benitez force in Washington geo thank you and staying in Washington where House Republicans today held their first public hearings on the origins of covid-19 with all the witnesses testifying they believe it came from a leak at a Chinese lab and that includes testimony from the former CDC director under President Trump here's ABC senior Congressional correspondent Rachel Scott tonight Republicans ramping up their investigation into the origins of kobit 19 holding their first public hearing to tackle the burning question where did the virus come from discovering the origins is vital it matters for the future of the world all three Witnesses invited by Republicans argued the virus was a result of an accidental lab leak in Wuhan China There Is No Smoking Gun proving a laboratory origin hypothesis but the growing body of circumstantial evidence suggests a gun that is at very least warm to the touch it comes just days after a report that the department of energy suspects with low confidence that the pandemic likely started with the lab leak the FBI agrees a conclusion they reached with moderate confidence Dr Robert Redfield the former CDC director under President Donald Trump testified he was excluded from discussions with Dr Anthony fauci and other scientists because he believed that the lab League Theory needed to be investigated I was told to me that they wanted a single narrative and then I obviously had a different point of view but Dr fauci telling Politico that accusation is completely untrue saying no one excluded anyone nearly three years after the pandemic star started the intelligence Community is still divided on how it all began four other intelligence agencies have determined the virus was more likely spread through natural transmission a human being exposed to an infected animal today the Director of National Intelligence was also on Capitol Hill grilled on when Americans will get an answer China has not fully cooperated and we do think that's a key critical Gap that would help us to understand what exactly happened and let's bring in Rachel Scott now Rachel what's the White House saying about this lab leak Theory well Trevor the White House is making it clear there is no consensus from the government they insist the president wants to get to the bottom of this but tonight a serious warning from intelligence officials who say the mystery itself is a threat Trevor Rachel Scott thank you and another area of concern discussed among top intelligence officials at today's worldwide threats hearing centered around tick tock for more on that I'm joined Now by Republican senator John thune who along with intelligence committee chair Senator Mark Warner has introduced the bipartisan restrict act which would give the Biden Administration more power to combat potential foreign technology threats including from apps like Tick Tock so Senator thune thanks so much for joining us tonight it's good to be with you thanks to everyone all right let's just set the the table here for a lot of people at home they might just think of tick tock as the place where they watch videos of people dancing or of cats doing silly things why is this considered a national security threat well the owner of tick tock bite dance has tried to access and get information from American citizens and steal their data steal their information um and there is a concern that this represents a national security threat to the United States and a lot of these as we all know we're in a sort of adversary relationship with China there are six countries actually that are mentioned in our legislation which is designed to see the Technologies and social media apps that are imported into our country used by people in this country aren't being misused by the CCP the China's Chinese Communist party to get data and information on American citizens so it's uh We've created a robust process to vet some of these social media apps Tick Tock of course is the one we're talking about the most today have you seen something concrete showing that Tick Tock has maybe taken Americans data and given it to China or is that simply a hypothetical that your concerned could happen no there's there's evidence to that effect and uh again we we know that a lot of these other technologies that have come in from China we've had to ban a couple of those in the past wall always ZTE had components in a lot of our wireless networks and Broadband networks across the country so Congress has taken steps to ban those in the past but instead of doing this on a one-off kind of a whack-a-mole approach what this is designed to do is create a holistic way sort of a whole of government way of evaluating and working with our intelligence Community to determine whether or not individual applications work for that matter Technologies represent a national security threat and if it is determined that they are a national security threat then clearly steps can be taken to mitigate that or in some cases ban and Tick Tock didn't respond last week to a house bill that could also lead to a ban of tick tock they said quote a U.S ban
on Tick Tock is a ban on the export of American culture and values to the billion plus people who use our service worldwide and they noted the quote considerable negative impact on the Free Speech rights of millions of Americans who use and love Tick Tock what's your response to that argument that this is infringing on Free Speech according to tick tock itself that that's the argument that Tick Tock made when they went to court back in 2020 they raised constitutional issues with it but this is a rule-based approach it's not specific to Tick-Tock obviously again we're talking about Tick Tock here but it's designed to address technology social media apps that other countries particularly hostile countries try to import into this country to get at data and information from American citizens or to conduct other types of activities Espionage activities and and that's something we want to know a country with which we have an adversarial relationship is using this to gather information on American citizens and is there a solution with Tick Tock that is short of a ban is Banning it the only way to be secure I think that's the question and and that's what this process would yield I believe or some recommendations about how do you deal with this is it you know it It ultimately could lead to a to a direct ban but there are other measures that might be able to be utilized to mitigate the threat um and we won't know that until we go through the process there's a bipartisan act that has the support of the White House how quickly do you think it might move forward well I hope quickly I think it's something that needs to be done I'm hopeful that we'll have a broad bipartisan support obviously the administration's signaling support for it is helpful but I think everybody recognize this as an issue that needs to be addressed when you live in a very dangerous world and and clearly that's the case today and then finally uh quickly Senator Finn while we have you on another topic I do want to ask you about that report by Tucker Carlson on Fox news this week we sought to depict the events of the January 6 riences mostly peaceful arguing that they were mainly sightseers there you were obviously there that day in your opinion did that report try to rewrite the history of what happened well it certainly doesn't reflect the context of what was going on and I think you know when you've got 40 some thousand hours of video you can probably pick and choose the things that you wanna that you want to put up but the fact of the matter is it was an attack on the capitol it was a threat and it's um it's something that needs to be treated that way that was true on January 6 of 2021 it's true today and that you know the facts aren't going to change Senator John thune thank you for your time thanks Trevor and staying on the hill Republicans on the house Foreign Affairs committee today sought to rekindle the poignant painful memories of those frenzy days in August 2021 when Kabul fell to the Taliban Afghan allies fearing for their lives scrambling to evacuate their families and 13 U.S service members lost their lives in a suicide bombing former Specialists with the U.S army Aiden Gunderson recalled his arrival to Kabul which coincided with his 21st birthday we came to the middle of the runway where there was a blood whether where blood saturated Dusty clothing and head scarves smoldered on the ground these dead these covered the dead bodies that had fallen from the landing gear of the plane that just take off at this moment I truly understand that the Afghans were risking everything even death to escape the Taliban I see the faces of all the people we could not save all those that we left behind in Pennsylvania Republican representative Scott Perry has called for a full hearing hearing with quote the folks at the top including the secretaries of defense and state as well as the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff well next to the war in Ukraine the director of U.S intelligence told
Congress today she does not believe Russia will make major territorial gains this year but the fight could drag on long term and on the front lines that battle for the town of bakmut rages on ABC's James Longman is in Ukraine Ukrainian forces are holding on in back moot tonight despite seemingly endless Russian attack this drone operator taking cover from bombardment right outside the window but he still holds up his iPad to try and keep the signal connection there are rumors of a Ukrainian Retreat from back mode but this is the road that leads to the city it's been very active all day and it doesn't feel like they want to give it up anytime soon today the director of U.S National Intelligence Avril Haynes told the U.S Senate she does not believe Russia will make major territorial gains in Ukraine this year because it's suffering such high casualty rates but she said Putin is playing the long game Putin most likely calculates the time works in his favor and that prolonging the war including with potential pauses in the fighting may be his best remaining Pathway to eventually securing Russia's strategic interests in Ukraine even if it takes years all right thanks to James Longman now to the fight for access to abortion care in this country five days ago Utah's Governor said he'll sign a recently passed bill that would ban abortion clinics meaning there's going to be no abortion clinics in Utah starting next year and this is part of a trend we're seeing play out Nationwide from Texas and Louisiana to Idaho and West Virginia abortion procedures are outlawed in nearly a dozen states now and that number could grow in the months ahead our partners at 538 put together an interactive graphic to illustrate just how Out Of Reach access to abortion is for millions of women with some now having to drive more than 800 miles to the nearest clinic you can go to the 538 website to see how even more changes to the nation's laws could play out in the weeks and months ahead again 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couldn't watch the TV right now it's like yeah sure what's happening she was crying and she said like just watch the TV [Applause] I saw that there were girls coming out of schools and they were crying they have been asked to go back to their houses I was shocked foreign [Music] Afghanistan a woman cannot work anywhere you cannot be a teacher not to be a doctor not be an astronaut not be an army she cannot be an engineer she cannot be a designer she cannot be a businesswoman she cannot be anything she cannot even be a student [Music] the fall of Kabul was not an easy thing as Young Generation especially who are educated and they had their dreams that now it was all vanished [Music] I was also one of those people that wanted to leave the country on 21st of December another shocking decree came up where they closed the doors of the universities for girls I was really disappointed but it was expected I find it impossible for myself not to help I cannot sit and just watch ing [Music] when I started the first school I was searching for teachers I contacted many of my friends that they had a master's degrees and they came together we made a group in WhatsApp and within two hours it was more than 600 people [Music] um [Music] thank you assalamualaikum every day when I wake up those girls are my motivation I asked the girls what do you want what's your dream what do you want to be in the future it was all in the eyes I remember the eyes of my students on the first day till today I think we have been a little bit successful in bringing back to shine in the eyes of the students here [Music] the girls are coming to the school like 30 minutes before the class starts or even one hour before the class start CG teachers as their family members and also especially the girls that they think of them as their sisters foreign [Music] the activity that me and my teachers and our team are doing is illegal and three different decreased band schools for girls all of a sudden one day some of the Taliban approach our school fortunately we were not inside the school he asked the homeowner that some underground little secret school is going on here despite that it's an illegal activity the owner of the house told him that I am not aware of what's going on here just some girls are gathering together and they are learning religious studies only so after that many obstacles were scared and they could not come by the door um [Music] I wanted to hide this from my family but if anything happened to me my family have to know about all this so I told them so most of the time when we sit together the first thing my mother is looking at me and then she's like can you please stop that can you please not do that I'm not going to continue that and because she's scared if I stop this work many of the girls will be forced to get married many of them will be dead while they are delivering a baby in a rural area where they do not have access to any Clinic we had three students that they wanted to commit suicide we had many students that were willing to cut their hands many of the girls will kill themselves animation yeah foreign [Music] foreign they are my favorite personalities I think about them and I'm like so what will happen to them they never let me stop thinking about how we can make it better in the past I had some dreams which I don't have anymore my biggest dream might be freedom [Music] to ABC News film this story the founder of this program has shared with us that there's been a raid in a school that they operate now thankfully no women were there when the raid took place but it's no certainty that these schools will continue to run with limited resources and the Taliban cracking down and if you would like to find out more information about these schools and how they run please visit abcnews.com we
have posted the story there and on this International women's day our Monaco sarabdi got a chance to ask the deputy Secretary General of the United Nations Amina Mohammed about the crisis these women are facing in Afghanistan and what the U.N is doing to try to help we recently got back from Afghanistan making you the most senior un official and also woman it's important to point out to meet with the Taliban leaders can you tell me a little bit about how that conversation went and also were you able to bring women's rights to the Forefront absolutely it was a huge task and a half we did a lot of consultation before we got there with Afghan women Afghan women who have been in the United States for a couple of decades those who've come just recently as the Taliban came back in and many Afghan Women Within Afghanistan countries in the neighborhood they have a right to be in the workplace in fact Islam itself that Jihad was funded by a woman and the prophet salallahu alaihi wasallam an employee of a woman so you know these are things we brought to the front and and we were able to have those discussions they are denying rights to women for education and in the workplace and and that that has to be reversed and today is international women's day which is a day that highlights women's achievements all over the world but it all also puts a spotlight on the fight for women's rights and also gender inequality particularly in countries like Afghanistan where as you mentioned women cannot go to work where women cannot go to school so what role can the U.N play in advocating for women and further pushing the rights in countries for example such as Afghanistan well as the Taliban came back into Afghanistan the United Nations state to deliver because we were very concerned that those reversals would come very quickly so it was important for us to be there in the humanitarian space to ensure that lives were saved and the majority of those women and it had to be women to women's services so we shored that up the International Community rightly were concerned and took a position to pause on the funding we made the case for please don't do that because this will harm women and girls and the vast population that are vulnerable and poor in very harsh circumstances in Afghanistan so we worked around how to better deliver even in the most extreme circumstances where these bands were in place the UN continues to be there in its Mission with its country team deploying whatever space that we can push and and expand uh to ensure that women and girls come back into the workplace come back to school continue to get delivered of services that are life-saving one concern that we've heard expressed particularly in Afghanistan is about young girls being forced into marriage can you touch a little bit about the un's response to preventing child marriages well this has been something that we've been engaged with around the world it is a huge challenge to women and girls rights where there are harsh laws in place that enable this practice to happen so what we do is to try to look at the root causes which is why I say that families the levels of poverty have to be addressed so families don't have to give their children away in marriage or otherwise because in some cases they're selling them after the U.S withdrawal back back in 2001 the Biden Administration froze billions in Aid and coupled with a drought it is severely impacted the Afghan economy can you touch on what impact it is happening on the people and the state of the country well there is no formal economy to to to talk of everything is in the informal space and it's very difficult for them with the sanctions and with no economic framework or financial structure to operate to allow you know salaries to be paid in basic government entities or for the economy to to move forward and the pressure that we we can put upon them again is is about their economy they care about the economy they want to trade they want to be recognized and that's where we can put some pressure for them to you know abide by those values and principles of the International Community to bring them back in so clearly the economy matters clearly they are they appreciate in fact they told me they appreciate the the funding that comes on the humanitarian side but that's one thing to appreciate is the other two behave it's the other to do the right thing by women and girls but the economy is certainly up front and center there are big issues around that part of your work is about amplifying the voices of women and and sharing their stories can you share some of those stories with us that you've heard about some of the rights that they're advocating for you speak to Afghan women they are the best you'll find anywhere and you can see that with those who are in diaspora incredibly smart and really beautiful women from the inside out that's been snuffed it is international women's day every woman that knows that their daughter can go to school tomorrow in the developed world needs to think about that and and raise their voice to amplify what is a right for Afghan women who have daughters and that does help whether you tweet it or you speak about it or you you charge your representative in the past Parliament it's it's so important around the world that we don't let this die deputy secretary General Amina Mohammed thank you so much for your time we really appreciate it thank you thank you and happy International women's day our thanks to Mona for that we still have much more to get to is coming up a new lawsuit against Tiger Woods with his former longtime girlfriend says he made her sign and why she wants out plus you may be getting the sniffles a little bit more often why allergy season is actually getting longer but next it was once in financial trouble but now Lego is on the rise we take a closer look at its Newfound success by the numbers this is ABC News live Mr crushing families here in Poland 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billion dollars over the prior year sales were up 12 percent and that's happening despite the company raising prices on some of its higher price sets the company says it did not raise prices on its lower cost multi-colored Lego bricks Lego CEO called 2022 a milestone year for the 90 year old company as it opened 155 new stores many of them in China to reach a total of 904 locations worldwide Lego bricks are now sold in more than 130 countries became a popular pandemic product as lockdowns kept families home Lego sets some 48 of the company's products were new last year with theme Partnerships with franchises like Star Wars and Harry Potter that approved very popular as well as its Lego City sets the company's also jumping into the digital world with new apps and a one billion dollar investment in video game developer epic games as Lego's looking to create a child-friendly metaverse now the world's biggest toy company Lego last year generated almost twice as much revenue of rival Mattel 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foreign [Music] Coles a Chicago postal worker who disappeared more than four years ago is calling for the FBI to take the lead in the search Cole's mother Karen Phillips spoke at a vigil held for her daughter Tuesday which also called for more to be done in the search okay nobody imagined the pain that I go through daily missing my child not hearing our voice not knowing if she had her child not knowing if she's suffering every day Coles who was three months pregnant at the time went missing in October 2018 videos released last year show Cole's leaving her home with a person of interest in making withdrawals from an ATM the night she disappeared it got so quiet in here a close call for two podcasters inside a Houston Cafe Nathan Reeves and Alexi Reyes posted this to social media showing them recording a podcast together over the weekend when an SUV suddenly slammed into the glass behind them it was kind of like fight or flight and I flew I I got I got the you know I got out of there the duo came back on camera saying they were okay and filmed their interactions with police afterward no details have been released about how this crash happened but the duo says they're thankful to be alive a CSX freight train caught on fire in West Virginia after a derailment caused by a rock slide officials with CSX and West Virginia Emergency Management said the Train's four locomotives and nine coal cars all derailed but that all of the cars were empty at least one locomotive and fuel car ended up in the New River with officials saying diesel fuel was observed entering the river now evacuations were ordered and CSX said there was no threat to the public the train had three crew members who were all being treated for non-life-threatening injuries a new forecast predicts allergy season is going to be worse than usual this year U.S climate Central says climate change is making allergy Seasons longer in more than 170 U.S cities in part
because the freeze freeze stretch from the end of winter to the first Frost of fall is now longer which means more days for growing more days for plants to release pollen make you miserable since 1970 the West has added 27 four pollen days the rest of the country adding just more than a dozen Tiger Woods girlfriend is asking a Florida judge to remove her from a non-disclosure agreement that she claims she was forced to sign when they started dating in 2017. Erica Herman filed a civil complaint Monday saying she felt the NDA was quote invalid and unenforceable her complaint cited a law allowing ndas to be nullified in cases of sexual assault though she did not make any specific accusations against Woods in the complaint in a separate lawsuit from October Herman claimed agents working with Woods tricked her into leaving the home she lived in with the golfer and that she was locked out afterwards in a motion to dismiss that complaint Woods lawyers said she didn't qualify as a tenant late author Tony Morrison has been immortalized on a new USPS stamp the new Forever stamp of the Nobel Laureate was unveiled Tuesday at a tribute at Princeton University the event featured virtual guest appearances from former president Obama Michelle Obama and Oprah Winfrey Morrison who died in 2018 at the age of 88 became the first black woman to win the Nobel Prize for literature in 1993. foreign season is here and it's an especially unique time for this next nominee Michelle Williams career has been marked with moving performances followed by noteworthy Oscar nominations and she recently earned a Best Actress nod from the academy for her role in the Fable men's semi-autobiographical film from and about Fame director Steven Spielberg in the movie Williams brings Spielberg's mother back to life on screen a woman faced with a difficult Choice who ultimately decides to follow her heart 42 year old Williams is a mother herself she says she looked internally for inspiration something she explained to our Lindsey Davis in a one-on-one conversation thank you Sammy we're going to use Daddy's camera to film it only crash the train once okay then after we get the film developed you can watch it crash over and over till it's not so scary anymore fifth Oscar nomination first of all congratulations thank you is it is there still the same amount of excitement each time maybe a little more yeah yeah how so it's not easy to get here and to see people that you know that you've worked with before and to feel like things are sort of returning you know there's the communities that you build like when you make a movie or a TV show or a piece of theater and then there's like the larger community and it's just so nice to be sort of united with people and brought back together it feels super meaningful tell me about the pressure I'm assuming that there must have been to play Steven Spielberg's Mom right I mean he opened up the Vault for you was showing you home videos and pictures what did that feel like to really make this role sing it felt like pressure for a second Until you realize he loved his mom he's making this to honor both of his parents who made him who he is and he hands you the information he's just open like this and it's just pouring out of him and it very quickly goes from feeling like oh gosh how am I going to do this to feeling like excited and inspired and made a part of you know of his family so I thought I would be a lot more nervous than I was I was really just excited to go to work and excited to um to make his mom come back to life how did you Channel your own mothering into the role of Mitzi so I really thought so much about who was the mother that made these children that raised these children who went off and lived their individuated expressive full adult lives who was she why does she why are they still so enamored with her and I think it was so much about their childhood her her acceptance of them her desire to play with them the attention that she gave to them and I really think that she makes a very bold choice in the film she makes a decision for herself what I think she did in that moment truly was that by aligning herself with her passion and her desire and choosing to live so boldly so honestly I think that she gave her children the same ability as adults so beautiful what you made dolly you really see me I think they saw their mom do it first I'm curious how you were so successful at creating this empathetic character because on its face when we think of oh this mom was having an affair and she chose that life right as one of the daughters says they're like you're being so selfish and yet we have compassion for for Mitzi and and I think that that has a lot to do with the the depth that you portrayed her I mean how did you do that so successfully thank you I don't know but I think that she was living in tune with herself I think that they also knew that ultimately she was making the right decision this is the most selfish thing I have ever done gotta do this now because Sammy you do what your heart says you have to so you don't owe anyone your life not even me she was so aligned you know she was an artist she was a piano player her spirit was so exuberant and it was so um exquisitely tuned that I think that they ultimately knew that she was doing what she had to do well it might be painful in the moment I think that they could have respect for it in 2019 you spoke before Congress about pay equity and you've talked about that day in superlatives about how purposeful and meaningful that day was for you where do you think we are right now with that in Hollywood and and why was it so important for you to speak out I felt like I was being called upon I felt like I didn't have a choice I felt like I found myself in the middle of this moment and and I better learn to speak up and I stepped into it and it will remain the thing I might be the most proud of professionally and I see a shift I see a shift because I hear that there's a shift people come up to me men women men who own businesses and say I realized something and I didn't know it until I heard your example so that's when I feel like changes happen first movie that you saw that really impacted you it's a Steven Spielberg movie Empire of the Sun favorite snack that you enjoy eating while you're watching a movie Always popcorn person you're most looking forward to bumping into on the red carpet I mean this is so geeky but I'm really excited the people I made the movie with we all loved each other so much and and these things are always a way to reconnect with each other and you can watch the Oscars on ABC Sunday night at 8 p.m coming up at our next hour here on Prime Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Youssef zai is making her mark on Hollywood she's bringing stories of Hope and Humanity to a wider audience and we have another one-on-one with the activist turned executive producer for the oscar-nominated short documentary stranger at the gate and you can catch all of Lindsay's conversations with the Stars in our three-part series road to the Oscars the first airs tomorrow night at 8 30 then Friday night at 8 00 and 8 30. and time now for our image of the day this image of devotees cheering on is colored powder and water is sprayed during celebrations marking holy in India today holy is the Festival of Colors it marks the symbolic victory of good over evil and the end of winter is 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live I'm Trevor Alden for Lindsey Davis tonight thank you for streaming with us we're monitoring several developments here at ABC News at this hour opioids cause 52 percent of all poisoning deaths in American infants and toddlers age five and under that's according to a new study in the Journal of Pediatrics out today these numbers add to the growing evidence the opioid epidemic has also affected the Pediatric population in addition to opioids accounting for the most deaths these finding shows moat showed most cases of fatal poisonings were in white children around the age of one approximately 40 of those cases were due to accidental overdose the majority of cases occurred within children's homes with a biological parent supervising new developments in the case of a six-year-old accused of shooting his teacher in January Newport News Commonwealth's Attorney says he will not file charges against that child in an interview he said he does not believe a six-year-old can have Criminal Intent which is required to pursue a case now to the fight for Action to abortion care in this country five days ago Utah's Governor said hillsteiner recently passed bill that would ban abortion clinics meaning there will be no abortion clinics in the State starting next year and that's part of a trend we're seeing play out Nationwide from Texas and Louisiana to Idaho and West Virginia abortion procedures are outlawed in nearly a dozen states now and that number could grow in the months ahead we'll want to begin with the Justice Department's sobering conclusion to its investigation into the Louisville Kentucky Police Department finding a damning pattern of illegal and discriminatory Behavior including unlawful traffic stops detentions harassment and racial bias all of it disproportionately targeting black people and all this comes after the death of Brianna Taylor last year chief justice correspondent Pierre Thomas reports tonight attorney general Merrick Garland flying to Louisville to deliver a stunning rebuke of the city's Police Department detailing what he believes is a troubling pattern of racial bias and constitutional rights violations this conduct is unacceptable is heartbreaking the Attorney General visibly impacted by a doj investigation finding systemic abuse against the city's black residents including the disproportionate use of excessive force some officers have demonstrated disrespect for the people they are sworn to protect some have videotaped themselves throwing drinks at pedestrians from their cars insulted people with disabilities and called black people monkeys animal and boy the Justice Department's two-year probe launched after the 2020 police shooting death of Brianna Taylor doing a botched raid where's their emergency door inside my girlfriend Louisville Metro PD executing a so-called no-knock warrant killing Taylor who had no connection to the alleged crime they were investigating that it took this to e