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little shaking this morning and hopefully shake you out of bed. we'll see you in 25 minutes. good mornings. the government versus the tech giant. apple's ceo vows to fight a judge's order forcing it to hack into the iphone of one of the san bernardino killers. is the company taking a strong stand for customers or making it harder for law enforcement to keep usafe. southern discomfort. the republican presidential candidates brawl in south carolina ahead of saturday's primary. even the president gets in on the action. >> i continue to believe mr. trump will not be president. it's not hosting a talk show or a reality show. >> and donald trump quick to respond. >> you're lucky i didn't run last time when romney ran because you would have been a one-term president. >> new this morning, fresh polls from south carolina and nevada.
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with the voting just three days away, we'll hear from mr. trump when he joins us live. no mas in a rare expression of anger. he scolded eager followers tugging on his arms causing him to topple over a man in a wheelchair. and it's a dog sheepdog world. >> best in show dog tonight for 26 is the german shorthand pointer. >> german short haired pointer c.j. snatches the title beating out more than 2700 other dogs to have his day today. wednesday, february 17th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everybody. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning.
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i'm is a sflan guthrie. >> we're going to talk to donald trump. >> not to mention all of his rivals. a lot to talk about in politics. fresh polls as well, but our top stories, major showdown between the federal government and apple. this after apple declined to give access to encrypted content on san bernardino shooter sayed farook's iphone. now a federal judge has ruled the tech giant must help the fbi recover that potentially valuable data. nbc's steve patterson has more on this developing story. steve, good morning. >> reporter: hey, good morning, savannah. that iphone may be critical to what they were doing before the time of the shooting. despite having the phone they say they need the key to the phone in order to make progress. a federal judge tuesday ordered tech giant apple to help the fbi unlock the iphone of san bernardino mass shooter sayed farook.
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the judge ordered apple must provide reasonable technical assistance to authorities in accessing the data on farook's iphone. authorities are still trying to fill in the 18 missing minutes of the killer's actions after the shooting. >> that 18 minutes is critical. >> reporter: the fbi wants to know if anything on that phone can fill in that gap and if there are any other clues to the plot that left 14 people dead and 22 wounded. just last week fbi director james comey told the senate panel getting into farook's phone is free. >> we still have one of those killers phones that we have not been able to open. it's been over two months now. we're still working on it. >> reporter: overnight apple's tim cook released a statement saying it's cooperated with the fbi but will fight the order saying, quote, the united states government has demanded that apple take an unprecedented step. we oppose the order which has implications far beyond the
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legal case at hand. cook told cbs's reporter -- >> you should have the ability to protect your phone. and the only way we know how to do that is to encrypt it. why is that? it's because if there's a way to get in, then somebody will find a way in. >> reporter: so i want to be clear about this, what the government is actually worried about is this built-in security software that could auto delete all of the data on the phone when they try to crack it like when they get locked out when you put in the password too many times. investigators want you to think about it like this. if you compare the iphone to your house, the feds aren't asking apple to unlock the door, just to turn off the security alarm. savannah and willey. >> a lot of complicated questions. let's turn to ari melbourne.
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there are technical questions and legal questions. this isn't the typical case where a federal government gets a warrant and says turn over this data, turn over the phone. the judge is telling apple come up with a way to unlock this information, to get this data. >> this is a huge story this morning. as you say, what the judge is asking for, not only to get the material, which apple says it doesn't have because it's so well encrypted, but, rather, to help the feds get in and decrypt or depassword the whole thing so they can get in. >> give up the expertise? >> yeah, they're asking for help, for conduct, not just content. >> what apple ceo tim cook has said, this is a slippery slope. if we do this once, we put at risk the security of all of our customers. is that true, if you go after the isolated phone everybody else is at risk? >> it's true this becomes the method, this becomes the so-called back door. what apple has always said, look, we're not holding back anything we have. we built really good security products which people love for a
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wide variety of reasons, one of them is they know their stuff is safe and secure and private. so we don't want to get into the business of creating a key that anyone could use, a hacker, a criminal, or a terrorist. i've talked to law enforcement sources about there for years it has been a priority to the top of the fbi. this morning we are seeing the highest escalation of it. now you have a court order in a case that no one denies is important, san bernardino terrorists, and apple is not backing down. >> they can fight the ruling, it sounds like apple is fighting the ruling. >> they're saying they could fight it all the way. >> ari melber, thank you. now to the race for the white house as the republican presidential candidates fight their votes in south carolina ahead of saturday's primary. we'll hear from the front-runner donald trump in a moment but we begin now with nbc national correspondent peter alexander. >> good morning from beautiful, beaufort, south carolina. donald trump has been immune
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from attacks this season, but this morning the latest attack comes from president obama singling out the party front-runner. he believes that the american people are sensible and making the point that being president is a serious job. >> he has done such a lousy job as president. >> reporter: donald trump poubsing on president obama in the front-runner's now famous fashion. >> you're lucky i didn't run last time when romney ran because you would have been a one-term president. >> reporter: defending himself after the president waded into the presidential race. he dismissed his chances. >> i continue to believe mr. trump will not be president. it's not hosting a talk show or a reality show. it's not promotion. it's not marketing. it's hard. >> reporter: here in south carolina the campaign's devolved into a bible belt brawl to prove who's most conservative. >> ted holds up the bible and then he lies about so many things.
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>> reporter: trump fighting back after ted cruz released a video warning voters trump is playing games with the issue of abortion. >> a candidate that can't be trusted to protect the right to life can't be trusted to protect any of our other god given rights either. >> reporter: jeb bush now polling in fourth is relying on a third place finish ahead of rubio and john kasich to propel him forward. is south carolina jeb bush's last stance in this race. >> no, it isn't. the obituaries are written once a week and we're in it for the long haul. >> reporter: in our exclusive interview, bush who just replaced his glasses with contacts for the first time, believes americans need to take a closer look at trump's record. >> he's got a failed business record, four bankruptcies. he talks about how great he is in business when, in fact, he ripped off shareholders. >> reporter: later teeing off on trump's debate tactics comparing him to a barking dog. >> it's not what he says it's just the fact that he says it louder, and louder, and louder. you have to talk through it.
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it's not a skill set i ever envisioned to aspire to the presidency of the united states but i've gotten better at it. the former florida governor adding new fodder captioned his name, america. mocking parodies are online. >> reporter: south carolina has a strong history of getting it right. republican nominee. donald trump you see in the latest poll now up at 38 points. trailing behind and ted cruz at 22. marco rubio in third. what was notable in that poll is that trump's lost almost ten points of support from before last weekend's dye bait to after it. savannah? >> peter alexander, thank you. let's turn it now to republican presidential candidate trump. good morning. good to talk to you. >> good morning. >> well, i don't know if it's a distinction, but you have the sitting president, a democrat, and former president, republican, president bush both
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kind of going after you this week. let me just reiterate what president obama said. he says, this is not a talk show or reality, it's not promotion, it's not marketing, it's not a matter of pandering and getting yourself on the news, it's serious. do you think that this is a hurdle for you, a liability, the fact that you were a reality show host? do you think that you're having to prove that you truly are serious? >> well, i mean, unlike jeb bush's really -- you look at what this guy just said, it's a sad thing how he's done. unlike what he said, i built an inbe credible business worth many, many billions of dollars. i've won virtually every battle i've been in in business and that's what people want. they see it. you know, the reality show, that was one thing i did, which became one of the -- as you know because it was on nbc, became one of the most successful shows on television. >> do you think it undercuts your credibility? >> i could have continued -- i could have continued doing it. nbc was begging me to continue to do it but this is something much more important to me and, frankly, you know, my record in
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business has been phenomenal. i've built a great company. i've had tremendous success in what i'm doing right now. we have the biggest crowds by far, bigger than bernie sanders by the way. he does have second. bigger than bernie sanders. we have a message. the message is basically that we have the worst president in the history of the united states and he's done a terrible job and we have a mess in our country. between $19 trillion in debt and all of the other problems. we can't beat isis. we have a border that's like swiss cheese as i've said before. it's a -- you know, we're a terribly run country and we have a president that doesn't know what he's doing. so he can make the statement and of course i'm, you know, obviously his worst nightmare if i go in. he can make a statement. people are tired, they're angry and they're fed up. >> hey, donald, it's willie. good morning. >> hey, willy. >> -- willie. >> sometimes people thought they were watching a democratic debate because you criticized george w. bush on the iraq war
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and criticism for planned parenthood. there are some who have been suspicious of you and that you're a progressive and have held those positions. did you give them more reason to be suspicious with what you said on saturday? >> no, i did very well. every poll said i won the debate. if you look at grudge and "time magazine", they did polls and they said i won the debate. i'm pro life. i have a great record of being a conservative but i'm also a common sense conservative, willie, as we discussed before. we have to do things with common sense, but certainly i'm the most conservative person there is on the border, on the military, on taking care of our vets who are being taken care of horribly. i'm the most conservative person there is. we're going to end obama care which is a dissagser, by the way, a total and complete disaster. we're going to replace it with something much less expensive. common core, education through washington is horrible. we're going to local education
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. i think i said most of these things. frankly, most people said i won the debate. >> donald, that's fair enough. your positions on george w. bush you would agree are minority positions inside the republican party? >> look, we should not have gone into, you know, iraq. he was the president. he took us into iraq. when you look at the migration. when you look at all of the problems in the middle east, it all started by going into iraq. i'm honest whether it's republican or not republican. i'm honest. we made a horrible decision when we went into iraq. >> mr. trump, can i ask you one question about ted cruz. you've been saying for a while now actually that you have a question as to whether he's eligible under the constitution to run for president because of his birth in canada. you talk about a lawsuit. i guess my question to you is an old expression, why not put your money where your mouth is? if you think there's an issue there, why not go ahead and sue if you think this is an important issue that needs to be clarified? >> well, i may do that.
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i mean, he was born in canada. he lived there for three or four years. he was there for a long time. until 15 months ago he was a citizen of canada joint with us. >> but you're saying you won't sue if he apologizes for attack ads. >> i say i may very well do it. i may be doing him a big favor because, frankly, the democrats are going to sue on that issue. there are many lawyers who say you have to be born on our soil. >> have you had your lawyers research it, draw up the papers and take those steps. >> we're going to take a look at it. ted cruz plays with the truth. he holds up the bible and then he lies. he's lied about a lot of things. he's lied about me having to do with the second amendment. i'm the strongest person on the stage with the second amendment. i'm the strongest person on the stage on many things and he'll say donald trump this person is on pro life. he'll say, i'm not pro life. ole he'll say it. he did the same thing with ben carson. he said ben carson has left the
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race, he's gone, vote form ted cruz. had he not done that i would have probably won but more importantly ben carson was treated horribly by what this guy did. then after the election ended he called up ben carson to apologize. what good does that do? i don't think ben carson accepted the apology and he shouldn't. but ted cruz is a very dishonest guy. i mean, tom coburn, your senator for from oklahoma, highly respected man, said ted cruz is one of the most dishonest men he's ever seen or dealt with and yet he talks about evangelical. that's why i'm leading in the evangelical vote. they see he's a very dishonest person. >> mr. trump, i know you have a lot to say. we appreciate your time. we are out of time. thank you for being here. we appreciate it. >> thanks, donald. >> by the way, mr. trump will hold a town hall tonight at 8:00 in charleston. hillary clinton and bernie sanders are targeting minority voters. nbc news white house
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correspondent kristen welker in chicago for us where secretary clinton will host a ral rily later today. kristen, good morning. >> reporter: hey, willie. good morning. secretary clinton will rally voters here on the south side of chicago after delivering a major address on race on tuesday. she and senator sanders locked in a fierce fight for african-american supporters. with an eye on south carolina, secretary clinton went to harlem on tuesday making her strongest pitch yet to african-american voters. >> these are not only problems of economic inequality, these are problems of racial inequality. >> reporter: despite a nagging cough -- >> too much spit. >> reporter: -- clinton energized the crowd for funds for public education and taking a not so subtle swipe at senator sanders suggesting he's late to the conversation. >> you can't just show up at election time and say the right things and think that's enough. >> reporter: and, again, casting
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him as a single issue candidate. >> we aren't a single issue country. we face a complex set of economic, social, and political challenges. >> reporter: at a rally in atlanta that drew close to 5,000, sanders didn't engage clinton. instead, sticking to his script proposing changes to the criminal justice system, speaking out about the deaths of unarmed black men. >> we are going to end the horrors that we have seen of unarmed african-americans being shot and killed by police forces. >> reporter: a new poll shows clinton with a convincing lead in south carolina. 56 to 38% fueled in large part by minority support. sanders has acknowledged he's working to broaden his appeal and earlier tuesday campaigned with erica garner whose father died after a new york city police officer put him in a chokehold. and sanders brushed aside bill clinton's recent comments
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suggesting his supporters are similar to tea partiers. >> that's going on now in our party. >> i think some of the things that president clinton has been saying are unfortunate. he should not be making silly remarks. a new poll just out this morning shows a virtual dead heat in nevada. secretary clinton gets 48%, senator sanders gets 47%. it's difficult to get accurate polling but political analysts are agreeing that it is a tight race there with just three days before the nevada caucuses. willie, savannah, back to you. >> things tightening up. kristen welker, thanks so much. now to the heated debate over replacing supreme court justice antonin scalia. president obama weighing into the opposition. andrea mitchell has the latest on that. andrea, good morning. >> good morning, savannah. president obama is forcefully rejecting republican calls to let the next president nominate justice scalia's replacement, even as a handful of republican
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senators are breaking with their leaders and saying the obama nominee should at least get a fair hearing. >> the constitution is pretty clear about what is supposed to happen now. >> in california tuesday president obama arguing he will nominate someone for the high court. despite calls by republican leaders that the pick be left to his successor. >> historically this has not been viewed as a question. there's no unwritten law that says that it can only be done on off years. that's not in the constitutional text. >> and even some republicans criticize what appear to be a rush to the political barricade so soon after justice scalia's death. >> this was a misstep. a political misstep. first off, that is not the first thing you say within the hours of passing of someone like justice scalia. >> the president will pick
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someone qualified. will that even get a hearing? the republican senator in charge, chuck grassley, appeared to open the door telling iowa radio -- >> i would wait until the nominee is made before i would make any decisions. >> reporter: later senator grassley seemed to backtrack telling nbc news he is not open to a confirmation. at the supreme court this week remembrances for justice scalia. his seat draped with black cloth in his honor. and on friday the e will return one last time lying in repose at the court's great hall with a funeral set for saturday at the basilica of the national shrine in washington. meanwhile, with conspiracy theories taking off over hits death, they're completely ruling out foul play saying a pillow found in his bed was above his head, not over his face, as some reports initially stated. >> reporter: the scalia vacancy is already a big issue for the
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2016 candidates, of course, with each side seeing an historic opportunity to see the outcome with issues like abortion. savannah and willie. >> andrea mitchell, thank you so much. meantime, a rare moment for pope francis on tuesday during his visit in mexico. the pope became visibly irritated when some overly eager people tugged on his sleeve causing him to fall into a man in a wheelchair. he said, don't be selfish, don't be selfish. he stepped back and waved at people. he will hold an outdoor mass in juarez. he will visit the u.s./mexico border. last night was the westminster kennel club dog show. wrangler snubbed again. we have our winner without further adieu.
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>> the german short haired t pointer, c.j. >> best in show. the 3-year-old beat out more than 2700 dogs to win the nation's most prestigious dog kpgs. a borzoy named lucy finished second. congratulations to c.y. >> "the new york times" said the tension was thick in the air so sotomayor ll of wet doing. it was a wet day yet. hey, al, what's going on? >> we had a lot going on yesterday, crazy stuff. take a look at what happened in miramar, florida. surveillance video. tornadoes touching down. could have been an f-3 tornado there. you go to the north, rochester, new york, a massive snowstorm bringing really all kinds of traffic to a stand still. a real mess there. in the next half hour we're going to talk about a big change in our temperatures for a big portion of the country. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next
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30 seconds. you mean? we were very bad boys. alexa what's in the news? alexa: here's the news, "alec baldwin and jason schwartzman were seen mooning paparazzi. baldwin threw his shoe at photographers before making a run for it". my poor cashmere socks... alexa, will you order another pair of brescianis. reordering bresciani socks. okay listen... can you send some lawyers or something? (moaning) ...alec? good morning. i'm meteorologist, kari hall. temperatures starting out very mild. in the mid-60s with partly cloudy skies and we will see temperatures staying there throughout the day with rain moving in. looking at the radar, light sprinkles and we won't see measurable rainfall until later this morning and farther to the south and might not see heavier downpours in the south bay until later on this evening. and that's your latest
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weather. savannah. >> all right, al. thanks. thrown in jail for not paying back student loans?
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i'm ... ==topvo== police in beeley are ying to fure out what led up to a shooting l sent three teenagers to the hospital. it happened at good morning to you. police are trying to figure out what led to a shooting last night that sent three teenagers to the hospital. two of the victims ages 16 and 18 are in critical condition. a 19-year-old victim is believed to be less serious. all the victims believed to live in berke way but not sure whether they're from the area where the shooting took place. investigators are not calling it a random shooting. rain in parts of the bay area, much offshore and i don't think much is making it to the ground just yet.
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light rain in the east bay at this point, maybe enough to turn off the windshield wipers. winds may be an issue and may have gusts at 50 miles an hour throughout the afternoon and possibility of winds creating tree damage throughout the day. now, to mike for the roadway. >> wind is a concern for folks but not a major issue right now. we have a concern for a crash at the golden gate bridge. i have a picture of the toll plaza and will show it to you perhaps the next cut-in and nothing until you get to the southern end of the bridge. the north shore freeway moving pretty well but not bad considering it's a wednesday in this middle of our commute. the slowing drive not a big concern and wind across the bay bridges and south bay and north bay routes easing in. >> thank you very much and thank you for joining us as well. i'll be back with another local
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news update in about a half hour. hope to see you then. have a good morning.
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7:30 now. it's wednesday morning, 17th of february, 2016. hello, crowd. everybody out there bundled up, looking happy. we'll step outside to say hello in a couple minutes. back inside stud ostudio 1a. apple saying the unprecedented step threatens security of its customers. ahead of saturday's primary, the republican candidates court voters in south carolina where donald trump is maintaining a solid lead in the newest polls. the feuds among the candidates prompted president obama to weigh in, saying he thinking trump will never become president. eagles of death metal made
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an emotional return to the stage in paris, who were playing at the bataclan theater during the terrorist attacks. there was heavy security before people entered last night. the government's allegedly stunning way of seeking replace of employment. one borrower had to learn the hard way when his old $1500 student loan turned into time behind bars. >> reporter: the federal government isn't kidding around. they want you to pay back your student loans. >> they will shrink themselves down to 2 inches high and hide in your pocket and take the money back, one dime at a time. >> reporter: worse, as one borrower tells it. >> skhackles on my feet and waist, and placed in a cell. >> reporter: like many americans, paul owes from 29
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years ago, when ronald reagan was president. he didn't expect u.s. marshals to come to his home in houston with an arrest warrant. >> with the interest on the $1500, it's now $5700. >> reporter: he thinks this could have been handled better. >> send a summons, a certified letter. not the marshals. >> reporter: the marshals say they tried that for three years, including notices taped to his door. he said he received one postcard which he thought was bogus and didn't respond. >> we spoke to him on the phone in 2013 at which time he said he wouldn't appear in court and they'd have to get him. >> reporter: when they went to his home last week with the warrant -- >> he yelled from inside, i have a gun. >> reporter: that's when they retreated, called for backup and returned with their gear. >> the stories are a little different. he seems to have forgotten a bit. >> reporter: after a brief time in custody, he was booked for
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disobeying a court order and released. >> were you afraid? >> totally. i couldn't believe it. >> reporter: the court ordered him to pay the $5700 he owes uncle sam. >> i need to pay that on increments starting in april. >> you can do that? >> not really, but not to go to jail -- >> reporter: he'll also have to pay nearly $1300 to the u.s. marshall service, the bill to do their job. >> people shouldn't be afraid the u.s. marshals are going to kick the door down. this was an extreme case. >> reporter: and a tough lesson. >> authorities saying they aren't making a practice of this. it was an extreme case. he didn't answer the summons. >> i just made a payment on my student loans, just to be safe. let's get a check of the weather, al. >> ready for the warm weather? >> yeah! >> we have the forecast for you. big ridge of high pressure. jet stream up to the north.
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temperatures for today. 55 in casper. wichi wichita, 68. dallas, 74. tomorrow, record highs in the rockies, the plains. te ures 2 35 degrees above normal. friday, it goes from the rockies all the way to cleveland, 51. birmingham, 69. ten degrees above average in new orleans. saturday, detroit, you're 15 degrees above average at 51 degrees. oklahoma city, 25 degrees above average with a high of 80 degrees. that's what's so that was a record warmth we just had a couple days ago. it's shifting off to the east and replacing it with much needed rain and starting with light showers and we will see heavier rainfall in the afternoon. rain develops across the north bay this morning and wide sprain rain for the entire bay area.
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and later this evening, gusty winds and the rain lingers but the winds will die down as we go into the overnight hours. >> that's your latest weather. >> al, thanks. coming up, a man's wallet is lost and then found with a priceless note in place of some of the content. >> don't miss that amazing story. would you help a stranger keep a secret? keep a secret? jeff rossen with a hidden cam skincare keep a secret? jeff rossen with a hidden cam now becomes skinactive. new garnier skinactive introducing clearly brighter. a new active moisturizer to brighten dull skin. packed with antioxidant vitamin c, e and lha. clearly brighter does more than moisturize, it actively smoothes, boosts radiance and protects with spf 15. clinically proven. see brighter skin in just one week. new clearly brighter from garnier skinactive. the active way to better skin.
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this morning on rossen reports, more of our series, step in or step off. how would you react if a woman asked you to help her cheat on her diet? would you coach her to stay strong or help her indulge? >> jeff rossen has a fun ending to his week of hidden camera project. >> this affects a lot of us. it is mid-february now, seven weeks spot new year's resolutions. remember when you were going to lose 15 pounds? this is when we crack, grab the doughnut or slice of cake. what if a woman, a stranger, walked up and asked you to help her cheat on her diet and lie for her? would you do it? our hidden cameras are rolling and these reactions are priceless. >> so good. >> reporter: who doesn't love a free sample? >> i want this cake so bad. >> reporter: but this woman is on a diet. >> my boyfriend is in the back eating a salad. he can't know i'm eating this cake. >> reporter: will the shoppers keep her secret? >> baby, what are you doing.
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>> reporter: when even she is busted by her judgey boyfriend. our hidden cameras are in place at grassroots natural market in morristown, new jersey. >> zoom in on that woman there. >> reporter: we're watching every bite. >> i'm on a diet. keep a lookout for my boyfriend. >> okay. >> reporter: the woman stands guard. >> oh, my. we're on a diet together. he'd kill me. >> throw away the rest of it. >> the woman is left with a cake. she's making a beeline for the garbage, to throw away the evidence. >> did she have a bite? >> i didn't see anything. >> that looks like chocolate. >> i think it's makeup. >> hi. jeff rossen from nbc news. how are you? >> good.
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how are you? >> this is a social experiment. >> sometimes, you have to have a little bit of a cheat so you can stay on a long-term plan. >> you helped her cheat? >> i did. >> girl power. >> girl power. go, yeah. >> reporter: turns out, that girl power is strong. this next woman also watches her eat the cake and lies to protect her. >> is she eating cake? >> no. >> reporter: she's about to go further. >> we're good friends from way back. >> play that again. >> we're good friends from way back. >> reporter: they're complete strangers. >> is that yours? >> yeah. look at me, i eat a lot of cake. >> seriously? >> yeah. >> reporter: the women are sticking together. how will the men react? >> my boyfriend is coming, take it! >> reporter: she stuck him with the cake. what will he do when the boyfriend confronts him. >> man to man, was she eating cake? you can tell me. yes, she was? i didn't say a word. >> reporter: the nod confirms everything. the next man tells on her, too. >> that's a yes? >> reporter: when we think all
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the men are tattlers and the women her protecters, along comes this guy. about to give us the biggest surprise of the day. >> i'm breaking my diet. i'm not supposed to. >> reporter: he's enjoying his free sample and doesn't mind sharing. >> you're going to feed me? >> don't tell anyone. >> i won't. >> my boyfriend is in the back. he's going to freak. >> he ain't gonna know nothing. >> you won't say anything? >> i wear to god. >> reporter: he feeds her more. >> down that quick. >> once i start, i can't stop. >> reporter: he's laughing now, but not for long. >> they got the beets you like. >> oh! >> what is going on? this is his. >> reporter: she's pointing the finger at him. will he keep her secret. >> it's mine. >> it's yours? >> yeah. >> why is she holding your -- >> i didn't have room to put it all on my plate. >> sir, did i have anything? >> no. >> reporter: he won't budge. >> i saw her -- >> i swear to god. she was just holding it.
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i'm a gluten. i'm greedy. >> i have to meet this guy. >> you were nice to her. >> i was. >> you took the blame, two pieces of cake. >> i had to help a damsel in distress. >> we're all in this together. >> we are. >> love that guy. oh! we wonder how you'd react. we've been doing these facebook chats all week. i'm doing another one when i walk off the set here. i can answer your comments and questions live. go to facebook.com/rossen reports. what do you think? >> that guy, i like that guy. >> i think he was also hitting on her. >> when they feed each other. >> when he starts feeding her. >> when i saw it, i was like, right. >> we don't like judgey boyfriends, is the verdict. >> jeff, thank you. still to come, hello, good-bye. paul mccakarcartny denied entry
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wx toss to traffic traffic toss traffic good morning. we start out with mild temperatures this morning. we're in the mid to upper 60s with cloudy skies and we will see rain this afternoon, highs holding steady in the upper 60s, as we start to see light rain moving in, much of that has fizzled out, enough to bring in drizzle. we will have measurable rain in the north bay to morning and possibility of thunderstorms moving north to south this afternoon with gusty winds and winter advisory continuing with gusts at 50 miles an hour and thunderstorms later on this evening. we'll keep you up to date on that. let's see what's happening as you cross the golden gate bridge. >> this is a big issue. our friend, keith, stopped on the bridge and this is a serious issue. this pickup truck went into the
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tollbooth and we're checking on the driver and toll booth operator if there was someone in that station. we have a backup that has smo h smoothed out and they may have opened up one more lane judging from the traffic flow. we have the east shore freeway already showing a lighter commute and rain affected some roadway but not a major concern. it's the wind a concern and holding steady on the commute. apple and the fbi edged towards a major confrontation, so far apple refugees the request to open encrypted data on a cell phone used in the san bernardino terrorist attack. you can find a link on our facebook page. as meteorologist kari hall telling us about needed rain in the bay area. we're keeping an eye on the storm and online for updates all day on our nbc bay area weather
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ryan reynolds goes on on one with hugh jackson, asking what everybody wants to know. >> do you ever age? >> today, wednesday, february 17th, 2016. ♪ we just got engaged! >> aloha from hawaii, celebrating 50 years! ♪ >> happy 42nd birthday! ♪ it's 8:00 on "today," wednesday, february 17th. it is downright pleasant on the plaza this morning. nice family. there are lots of folks out on the plaza.
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>> a guy in a dog suit, i think. >> i think it's a real dog. >> that's a good looking dog. >> what a punum. >> awesome. coming up, how you can have your burger and be healthy too. two seriously delicious recipes that will not blow your diet. >> those are delicious. >> we look forward to that. let's get a check of the morning's top stories. natalie is at the news desk. apple says it will fight a court order to unlock the phone of san bernardino shooter syed farook. the shooting left 14 people dead. on tuesday, a federal judge ordered apple to help the fbi hack into farook's encrypted iphone. apple's ceo tim cook opposes what he calls an unprecedented step which he says has implications fard beyond the legal case at hand. president obama is vowing to pick what he calls an
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indisputably qualified no, ma'am any for the supreme court to replace the late antonin scalia. the president's comments follow calls from some republicans who want the replacement left up to the next president. the president rejects those calls, saying republicans are reading something into the constitution that isn't there. a followup on a story we told you about last year about a florida woman who live streamed a night of partying and her drive home drunk. people who watched her on periscope called 911 to report her. now in a plea deal, she's not getting any jail time but she gets 12 months probation, 150 hours of community service, a six-month suspended drivers license and she cannot visit any bars. the cost of prescription drugs keeps going up in the u.s., even for generic drugs. a new company wants to shake up the drinking industry and bring costs down. details from nbc's olivia stern. >> reporter: tammy powell, a
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nurse outside chicago, struggled to pay for her own $400 prescription drug bill. every month, even with insurance, taking cymbalta for neck pain and medications for high blood pressure. she was searching for coupons. >> with the coupon, it would run the code and it wasn't real. >> reporter: then she stumbled upon blink health, a new website that offers drug markdowns by almost 95%. >> almost everyone takes medications at some point in their life. most people are overpaying. >> reporter: it was founded to basically bypass insurance companies. >> whether you have good insurance, bad insurance, or no insurance at all, you should check the blink price before going to the pharmacy. >> reporter: normally your doctor writes a prescription. you go to your insurance company and the insurance company goes to the drug maker. prices are based on what kind of insurance you have. blink goes straight to the drug maker so you click on your drug, pay online, and print out the
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receipt to take to your pharmacy. blink features over 15,000 medications at 60,000 pharmacies nationwide, mostly generics. and not the super expensive cutting edge drugs. but consumer advocates say this approach could be the future. >> a lot of people have high deductible plans. you may not realize what's going on until you try to fill the prescription. >> reporter: back in chicago, tammy says her $422 bill has been cut to just $77 a month. what did you think when you saw that at first? >> i had to cheer. nobody wants to spend their money on medicine if you don't have to. >> reporter: saving money and time to enjoy life's precious moments. olivia stearns, nbc news, chicago. >> good idea. something we can all use for sure. >> natalie, thank you. now to some royal news making headlines this morning. >> the duchess of cambridge, kate middleton, turning kensington palace to a home
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office for a cause near and dear to her heart. nbc's kelly cobiella is live with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. we all know how private prince william and the duchess kate are. but they've thrown their doors open. there's a newsroom in kensington palace behind me and kate has invited in a team from "the huffington post." they're writing about childhood issues like bullying, anxiety, and kate has put on her editor cap, running "the huffington post" for the day, with reporters, bloggers, and kids in her kensington palace home, to highlight a cause close to her heart. >> how long does it take? >> reporter: launching the campaign "young minds matter," kate gets personal, writing that she and prince william hope to
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encourage george and charlotte to speak about their feelings and to give them the tools and sensitivity to be supportive peers to their friends as they get older. sharing your feelings is not necessarily a royal tradition. it began to change with princess diana. and now another bold step from kate. >> she is a person who is known globally and we're a brand that's known globally. when the two come together, it can be very powerful. >> reporter: the duchess says the mental health of our children should be just as important as their physical help. >> i was lucky. my parents and teachers provided me with a wonderful and secure childhood. i always knew i was loved and listened to. but of course many children aren't so lucky. >> reporter: even kids younger than 5 could be suffering in silence, she says. >> imagine if everyone was able to help just one child who needs to be listened to, needs to be respected, and needed to be
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loved. we could make such a huge difference for an entire generation. >> reporter: research shows a third of parents are worried they'll look like bad mothers and fathers if their child has a mental health problem. by writing and talking about it, the duchess is looking to change that. first lady michelle obama, who has written a blog about mental health issues and veterans. "young minds matter" is trending in the uk and u.s. the work in this very fancy newsroom will continue throughout the afternoon, guys. >> kelly cobiella, thanks so much, kelly. coming up in "trending," a man loses a wallet and gets it back with a candid message. >> you have to see this letter. he wants the white house but instead he gets "full house."
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>> you agree, like you say -- let's say you don't have kids but say, i like the name, kim, and your cousin can't name their kids that? >> definitely. >> you're on the record. >> you have to claim your turf. >> interesting. >> we wanted to name nick benjamin after her dad, but her sister had claimed benjamin. >> i think families claim it. i know friends who live in different parts of the country who are upset that their friend across the country named their kid the same thing. >> if you're across the country, it's fine. >> there's a 200 mile limit. >> is that what it is? >> i had violet and then jennifer garner and ben affleck stole it. >> 57% say it's not cool if you steal a name. 43% name stealing isn't a thing. >> it's not. >> by the way, most people say they like traditional names over
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trendy ones. >> we love the name -- i always loved madison. siri went to college with madison and said, oh, no. marley, and i was like, bob marley. >> knocking off names left and right. >> we like strong names. >> it was a challenge. >> strike. >> i got a great new york story for you guys. meet riley. he lost his wallet early at a concert and it contained $100 in cash, credit cards and his driver's license. the story has a happy ending, sort of. his wallet arrived in the mail. here came the letter along with it from the man who found it. quote, i found your wallet and driver's license and address. here's your credit cards and other important stuff. but, the man adds this, i kept the cash because i needed weed. the metro card for the subway because, well, the fare is $2.75
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now. and the wallet, because it's cool. enjoy the rest of your day. anonymous. >> oh, my gosh. >> this is a new york story. only in new york. >> he returned -- >> i appreciate the honesty. he was honest about why he was using the money. >> the driver's license is the hardest thing to replace. >> i know. >> i love how he signed it, t. o >> was a grammy legend turned away from an afterparty? one of the most iconic musicians of all time, winner of grammy awards, but it's not enough to get sir paul mccartney into a grammys afterparty. he was reportedly turned away from a hollywood nightclub not once but twice. sir paul was heard asking, how vip do we got to get? he was telli ining the musician
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beck, who he was with, we need another hit. here's the catch, that party, hosted by rapper tyga. on twitter, tyga denied he was behind the snub. he said he didn't know mccartney was out there and the nightclub is saying paul mccartney was in the wrong line at the wrong party. >> who cares, it's paul mccartney! >> any party. >> oh, sir tyga. next to ryan reynolds and his new job, apparently, entertainment reporter. he interviews hugh jackman about "eddie the eagle." >> do you do all your own acting? >> the sex scenes, i do them. >> that's where the craft is. my next question is from a blake lively from new york city, new york. he writes, hugh, i tried calling you on the phone and you didn't answer. are we still meeting at the hotel this afternoon. i don't have much time because ryan is having a mani/pedi from
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3: 3:00 to 4:00. i'm getting a mani/pedi. that's weird. >> ryan's wife is blake lively. not a he but a she. funny. next, jimmy fallenofallon'sn "fuller house." he had something to fill the role of michelle tanner, donald trump. >> i had to stay in the race. otherwise, the clinton would be in the white house again. i mean, who wants to see something from the '90s come back in 2016? >> in the end, the whole family came together to sing the show's theme song. that's your pop start for today, guys. >> thank you, sir. now let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. >> let's show you what we have going on. we've got a big system making its way into the pacific northwest. showers, stretching from seattle all the way to los angeles. they need the rain, so it's good
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news. the front has moved off the eastern seaboard so things have calmed down. chilly around the upper great lakes but look how hot. 90s into southern california and southwestern arizona. 80s through texas. we will have a little bit of a clipper across, bringing snow to the great lakes and parts of northern ohio. beautiful weather through the gulf coast. even down into florida. temperatures a little cooler than usual. windy weather in southern california. the heat builds in the southwest on into texas. that's we've got some gusty winds across the bay area now. mostly cloudy skies. we've had sprinkles moving through, but getting ready for a heavier rain as we go into this afternoon and evening hours. even the potential of some thunderstorms. looks like a line will be moving north to south reaching the south bay by 8:00 this evening. we may have wind damage along with heavy rain. we're expecting this to begin to taper off as we head into tomorrow morning, but still very windy as the rain moves out later tonight.
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ecuador and iceland in our search for the secrets of living longer and living more healthy lives. today, our journey takes us to an imaginary world that may help our aging brains act young again. >> where are we? >> this is in another world. >> here are your targets. >> i have to respond to the red creatures, to catch them. >> reporter: it may look and sound like something we nag our kids to stop playing. >> keep it up. >> reporter: but a top neu neuroscientist says this is not just a game. he believes one day, it could be more powerful than any drug in helping aging brains act young again. >> what an idea, that your doctor might write you out a prescription to play a video game. >> i think we'll see it in the next couple years. >> the next couple years? >> i do. >> reporter: brain training games are already a big industry. last month, lumosity paid a $2
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million settlement to the federal trade commission for suggesting their games could stave off memory loss, dementia and alzheimer's. claims the fdc said the company could not back up with science. but the company says itthe rigg, though they've discontinued that marketing language. at the university of california san francisco, this doctor says he wants to leave no doubt that his games really work. he took five years to develop one game called neuro racer. he and his team tested it on dozens of people between 60 and 85 years old. >> looking for your ability to resist distractions. >> reporter: like this 67-year-old, ann stewart. >> forgetting things or leaving them behind, come back in the house three times for the same thing. it's not a good sign of aging well. >> reporter: after they played neuro racer three times a week for a month, the doctor saw something incredible. >> we found that they improved their ability to multi-task
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beyond the level of even 20-year-olds who played it a single visit. >> i don't sit around worrying about losing my mind. >> reporter: the scientific community heralded the work as a game changer. >> it's not snake oil. >> reporter: in his book "smarter," dan investigated the science of building brainpower. >> not junk science. there's serious work going on. it finds that doing these kinds of brain games can sometimes, in some people, be really helpful. >> so there's hope for the aging brain? >> definitely hope. >> reporter: don't rush to the app store yet because the game rs n is not on the market. he's putting them through more tests. >> we want to do the research to really bring confidence, to members of the field and the public, that when it arrives in their hands, they know it's going to do what we say it's going to do. >> reporter: he's developing new games, including one called body brain trainer. mixing brain training with a gym
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workout. he says after three months, tests showed his 47-year-old brain performed more like a 20-year-old. >> medicine has worked so hard and has done a great job at making us live longer, but living longer without living better is just missing the main point. >> what do we do? >> reporter: as for my aging brain -- >> you're doing well. i don't know if you play a lot of games. >> i've never played a game before. i'm a natural. >> reporter: someday, it may be what the doctor ordered. >> i feel smarter already. >> perfect. >> okay. >> i love the noises. >> it was fun. what can i say? the doctor hopes to market the games tot s to the public when completes his studies. the fda is evaluating one of his games as a treatment for adhd. he hopes the games will be approved for alzheimer's and dementia, as well, one day.
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>> angry birds doesn't count? >> i don't think so. >> it looks like mario cart. >> then we tell our kids, don't do that. anyway, it was fun and we tried to get it so you all could play. too top secret to let the "today" show anchors play with. >> remind me not to get with you in a car when you're behind the wheel. playing that game. the technology is exciting. >> thank you. coming up tomorrow, the five things you need to know about living longer. good series. thank you. let's head upstairs to carson and siri. >> on the topic of living longer, healthier lives, here's my lovely wife, cooking up a storm. we have a take on an american classic of burger and fries, but these aren'trutabaga. >> that'll be coming up. little cooking to help you live a
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a very good morning to you. 8:26, i'm laura garcia-cannon. police trying to find out what led to a shooting last night that sent three teenagers to the hospital. two are in critical condition. a 19-year-old victim sufrped injuries believed to be less serious. apparently all three live in berkeley, but it's not clear if they're from the neighborhood where the shooting took place. no arrests yet, but it's not a random shooting. there were problems earlier in the traffic. >> we're looking toward the bay bridge toll plaza. still reports of that pickup truck into the toll plaza. don't know if anybody was working that booth so we're still checking that out. still a smooth drive. avoid the two right lanes there.
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meanwhile, toward oakland, it is indeed slow heading toward the bay bridge jamming up toward the coliseum. no incidents on the screen. we'll show you the map and overall things moving relatively well. slow through downtown oakland. watch the winds may be an issue as you're crossing west to east or east to west, the south bay moving smoothly until in the last two minutes 280 just past wolf a crash. >> thank you very much. we'll be back in about a half hour. have a good morning. hey pal? you ready?
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last night it was the cast of "fuller house." and tonight, "shades of blue" with jennifer lopez. seth welcomes will ferrell. new "tonight show" with jimmy fallon. morning, everybody. good morning, everyone, everyone, it's 8:30, wednesday, february 17th, 2016. great to have you along with us. nice day on the plaza. matt is enjoying some time off this week. the weather is nice out. >> by the time we get to the end of the week, you'll be shvitzing. by saturday it will be about 55. coming up this half hour, from reading headlines to making them. a local tv news anchor opens up
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for the first time about the mistake that ended her career and how hitting rock bottom provided a foundation to reforming hurry life. mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the evilist of them all? we have a special sneak peak of the star studded cast of "the huntsman." >> siri is in the kitchen for us, she's got some ingredients that could help add years to your life. >> that's a good burger. not just another day, guys, it is wrangler wednesday. we're live right now on "today"'s facebook page. he's taking a nap right there. you'll get a behind the scenes tour of our studio and tag along with wrangler once he wakes up. >> wake up! >> come on, wrangler, wake up!
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>> lay down. stay. >> all right. let's get a check of the weather. starting with today, we are looking at wet weather from the pacific northwest all the way into central and eventually southern california, with windy conditions. we're looking at some snow as a clipper comes across the great lakes. look for sunshine around the gulf coast. chillier at the mid-atlantic states, the snow expands into the rockies and cascades. wet weather into southern california. windy in the central great plains and snow around the great lakes. sunshine around here, plenty of sunshine and temperatures warming up from the midsection of the country and spreading east. you're a little behind for valentine's day, a couple of days. it's awfully nice. we have mild temperatures and cloudy skies with some gusty
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winds to start out the day. we're already at 67 degrees in the east bay, and our temperatures will hold steady as we go into the afternoon, looking forward to some rain that will be moving in, maybe even the possibility of some thunderstorms. so far, we've had some wind gusts and some mostly cloudy skies with a few light sprinkles. we'll take a break for a few hours and see the rain redevelop in the north bay and then move from north to south as we go into this afternoon. it will be tapering off later on tonight. and that's your latest weather, monsieur daley. >> that you very much, mr. roker. if you loved "my big fat greek wedding," we have partnered with "my big fat greek wedding 2" to give you the wedding of your dreams. tell us your story, include your family, and maybe we'll choose you for our big fat "today" show wedding. but to today.com/weddings.
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don't forget to apply before february 26th. good luck. now a story that raises the question, should one mistake define your life? it's the story of a local tv news anchor in tucson, arizona, actually a woman i happen to know. four years ago marcia vasquez made a terrible split second decision, after feeling the pressures of aging in an industry that puts a premium on youth. she's never spoken out about it until now. >> reporter: for 35 years, mars shah vasquez was the queen in tucson, arizona. beloved. i experienced it firsthand working with her at local station kvoa early in my career. >> did you love being a news anchor? >> i actually loved the responsibility of informing people. for me it was kind of a job that
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i felt like i was born to do. >> when you're in the public eye, people expect you to always be a certain way. how did you manage that? >> one of the things that i was known for when i was on the air was for my big smile and my hearty laugh. and i did that the every day. i put that on every day even when i wasn't laughing or smiling inside, because i knew that was my job. >> reporter: the wear and tear of a career in the public eye began to take its toll and mars sh ia became fearful of losing the job she loved. >> i remember saying to myself, i'm not going to stick around that long so i can start to be depreciated. i'm going to leave before they start edging me out. i didn't. i didn't do it. and i wish i had. >> that brings us to february 2012. tell me about that day, what
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happened. >> i had been very depressed about what was going on at work. so i went to the mall and i bought a pair of shoes, shopped around, got some stuff. and then i took a blouse. i took a top. and i walked out. and the store guard came after me and he said, did you know that you have that in your bag? and at that point i guess i could have said oh, my god, do i? i meant to pay for it, i bought these other things but it just slipped my mind. i said to him, yes, i do know that it's there. he said, are you going to pay for it? i said, no, i don't think i want to. and so there began my nightmare. >> reporter: and it was. immediately news reports of her shoplifting incident were everywhere. that following monday, she was asked to resign. >> why do you think you acted out in that way? it doesn't seem your character
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at all. >> no. i think that i just wanted to stop the madness. i wanted to stop my unhappiness. and i didn't know how to do it myself. i think i knew deep down in my heart that if i shoplifted something, you know, just like any other crime, you would lose your job. so instead of saying goodbye to kvoa and having a lovely farewell and doing it the right way, that's the way i did it. and i will regret that until the day i die. >> reporter: martha fell into a deep depression, not leaving her home for months, not even getting off her couch. >> depression is this heaviness, this feeling like hopelessness. like there's no solution to your problem, like you might as well just end it all. >> did you feel suicidal? >> i thought about it. i thought about it, because i thought that my daughter would be better off without me. my husband would certainly be better off without me, because
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he could find somebody that wasn't a shoplifter. this is all going on in my head. >> reporter: finally at her husband's suggestion, the family moved from tucson to washington state. she sought help from a psychiatrist and eventually a hypnotherapist. >> it gave me back my self-esteem. it helped me to forgive myself. that's the piece of the puzzle i had not yet been able to put together. >> when i see you before me, you are the martha i have always known, full of life and joy and a big smile and a big laugh. do you feel that this process is what helped you get that back? >> i do. it was the spark that had gone dark in my life. >> reporter: now four years later, martha is back in her hometown of tucson, arizona, looking forward to opening a hypnotherapy franchise of her own. >> i was either going to go home with my tail tucked between my legs or i was going to go home and show people that what
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happened to me could happen to everyone, that it was a mistake, that we all make mistakes, that one bad chapter does not make the whole story. that was chapter 7. i'm now on chapter 8 or 9 and moving towards chapter whatever. >> what a great story. she i think will give so many people courage perhaps to do something that they've wanted to do. >> it's unusual circumstances, but i think a lot of people can relate to not dealing with things that might be happening inside, acting out in a way that would be unexpected even to them. most importantly, she shows a graceful way back. >> what was it like for you, somebody who grew up watching her, to sit across and talk to her? >> i watched her growing up in tucson, then we were colleagues. when this happened, i tried to reach out to her. it was just so hard. but i think the message that she received was that, you know, you're not defined by one thing, your friends will always lot of you.
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and i'm very, very proud of her of. >> it's great that she's doing so well now, she deserves a second chance and a new opportunity. now chapter 8 and 9 are going well. >> and not to judge someone on their worst day. >> may we all not be judged that way. coming up next, a new take on the classic tale of "snow white." we've got your first look at "the
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we're back at 8:42. we have a sneak peek at a highly anticipated film with a lot of star power. >> "the huntsman" tells the story that came before the classic tale of "snow white." katy tur got the chance to talk to the cast, the fairest of them all. >> it's a fairy tale you're hoping for, prepare yourself for so much more. >> reporter: yes, "the huntsman:
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winter's war" has everything, three strong female characters and chris hemsworth. >> you will become my huntsman. >> reporter: the time before snow white. two evil ers, the ice queen and rovina, threaten the land with darkness. >> we have much to do, sister. >> we will bring fear. >> reporter: only huntsman eric and his secret lover, warrior sarah, can stop them. >> i think you all look stunning. >> thanks. >> a lot of competition with hemsworth in the room. >> he's the prettiest of them all. >> mirror, mirror on the wall. >> whoever gets the mirror will be unstoppable. >> lovely. >> it's what you get for working with three girls. >> he's so happy. so happy. >> i'm told it's a little less dark than "snow white and the huntsman." >> we've got claws and stuff. it's dark, actually. >> i mean, it is -- there's more humor.
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i think it's not as dark, yeah. >> what are you going to do, take on two evil sisters and their entire army? >> pretty much. >> it's a prequel. >> prequel to the sequel. back story that my character in the first one, when he's talking to snow white about his wife, it's filling in those blanks. also, where the huntsman came from. >> i once had a wife. i let her out of my sight, and she was gone. >> you play the wife that we heard about in the last movie, right? >> a fellow huntswoman working in the army of freya. >> i'm the old queen. there's a new one now. >> are you just as evil?
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>> i don't know if i'm just as evil. there's a sad back story to why she becomes who she is and as cruel has she is. it's a great villain to play. >> men have forgotten what it means to be afraid. >> do you feel a little bit maybe intimidated because you were so believably evil in the last one, which i can only imagine means you're like that in real life? i'm just kidding. >> i was nervous. charlize is so mean. >> hello, i've missed you. >> you seem to be having a good time already, the four of you hanging out. >> i love fantasy. >> i do, too. >> especially playing a queen, you vamp it up and it's so fun. >> if you do go to the pub tonight, you should show up in these outfits. >> then we'll get to the pub. >> reporter: you've been warned. for "today," katy tur, nbc news, london. >> incredible cast. >> yeah.
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amazing. >> the first was great. >> "the huntsman" from universal hits theaters in april. up next, forget are you smarter than a fifth grader? are you more stylish than one? the 10-year-old turning from child's play to fashion design. first, this is "today" on nbc. i'm roy gillham with pg&e. i'm a customer relationship manager. anderson valley brewing company is definitely a leader in the adoption of energy efficiency. pg&e is a strong supporter of solar energy. we focus on helping our customers understand it and be able to apply it in the best way possible. not only is it good for the environment, it's good for the businesses' bottom line. these are our neighbors. these are the people that we work with. that matters to me. i have three children that are going to grow up here and i want them to be able to enjoy all the things that i was able to enjoy. together, we're building a better california. increase speed, full throttle! (over intercom) ann, are you coming in? negative! stay on target. what are you guys doing? r2, thrusters! they're closing in!
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we're back at 8:48. we have a story of a young fashion designer making quite a splash on the scene, attracting attention for her style and her age. tamron has her story. >> good morning. breaking into the hyper come t competitive world of fashion design is no small feet. iffy is not your average designer. after constantly bullied for her size, iffy came up with a creative way to respond. by creating her own line of clothing which includes plus size outfits. to top that off, this kid has
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found her way now to the catwalk. >> reporter: at new york's fashion week, the runways showcase the world's top designers. now, one fresh face is jumping into the spotlight. >> telling me how good i am at fashion. >> reporter: at just 10 years old, egypt, who goes by "iffy," is making her debut as the only child designer dressing curvy models. she's loving every second of it. >> sometimes i get my model's ideas and we agree on it and i make it. >> reporter: iffy began designing clothes after she was repeatedly bullied at school, often because of her size. >> i was bullied. they called me all kinds of names. one time i was stabbed with a pencil. >> reporter: iffy decided to fight back with her creativity and grandmother's sewing machine. >> she started making dogs with
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a sewing needle. she started designing clothes and sketching. >> reporter: it wasn't long before iffy was trading bullying for business, by launching chubby line, which she describes as bringing africa to america, one design at a time. >> when i see her line, i see a future in the fashion industry. >> fashion week, to see her at 10 years old, i felt so great. >> reporter: her threads are for all shapes and sizes. iffy loves to share her inspiring fashions with everyone. >> i like how you can interact with fabrics. get new ideas. >> reporter: it's her edmpowerig message that makes iffy stand out. >> i turned negative attention into positive attention. [ applause ] >> okay, we're all in love with her. you have to admit, the entire time i was learning about her story, i kept thinking about beyonce's song "formation." stay classy and let your success
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be your revenge. her business model is the revenge on the bullies. now, she's a role model for a bunch of kids and adults, honestly. >> really talented. >> love her. >> it's a one name thing, too. iffy. i'm? >> cher. you know you're big when you have one name. she's so cute. >> great story. up next, can burgers save your life? just kidding. but can they help you live longer? we'll find out when we join ms. siri in the kitchen. first, this is "today" on
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we're back at 8:53 with today food as part of our living longer, living better series. we have recipes that aren't just delicious but full of ingredients that may help you live longer. siri daly is here with two types of healthy burgers. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> we have our tasting crew, including your husband, downstairs. >> is he in the cage? >> no, not in the cage. >> have you been in the doghouse before? >> he's used to the doghouse. >> we're doing chickpea burgers. >> we're going to add cumin, salt and pepper, cilantro and garlic. we want to pulse it until it reaches a paste-like consistency. >> i never know how long to whisk these up.
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oh, put it on the other way, you're saying. i'm helpful, aren't i? >> it doesn't take long. see how it resembles that consistency? then we're going to remove it from there and put it in a bowl. add some mushrooms and carrots. we do these separately so we can get different textures. it's pastey. you want to try the lid again? >> take two. >> can you swyou the swap veget. remove those. now we're going to add the chickpea mixture to the veggies. do you want to grab the egg? we'll add the egg and the flour and some panko. we're going to mix it all up. this will make four burgers. >> okay. >> over here, we have them already formed. i'm going to add them to this hot skillet. get the skillet hot so it adds
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the crispy texture to your burgers. important in a veggie burger, especially. >> carson assured me off the air these are great burgers. he's a tough critic. >> we made them the other night. it's fantastic. >> it gets krit s crispy on the because it's mushy on the inside. >> back here, we have mushroom and lentil burgers. we have mushrooms, lentils, worcester -- which i still don't know how to say the word. >> you nailed it. i don't know how to say it. >> i pulsed these in the food processor to make them fine. this is a cooled mixture. added the worcester. >> twice, back to back, wow. >> worcester sauce. >> we'll add the cooked lentils, an egg and bread crumbs again. >> similar process to the other one. >> exactly. >> all right. >> then we'll mix that up. mix it a little bit. >> sure. >> i have two burgers cooking
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here. seven minutes per side in a hot skillet. then -- >>rutabaga. >> rouutabaga fries. >> tell me about that. >> i didn't know you could cook with rutabaga. >> it's delicious. like a sweet potato fry. >> all right. >> double thumbs up downstairs. ==chopper== our chopper right g. now or a good wednesday morning. i'm sam brock. right now we're following breaking news out of the east bay. our chopper right now over a crash near dublin high school. you're looking at live images of police cars. dublin police casing the perimeter of that school right now. firefighters are telling us this is on the 8100 block of village parkway. now, initial reports indicate that a pedestrian might have been hit, but we don't yet know when this happened or how close
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it might have been to the start of school. we did see paramedics on the ground as well, but since we've been following this for the last 20 minutes or so, since our helicopter arrived, we haven't seen a ton of rushing or hustle and bustle around that scene there. but we are learning that firefighters say emergency crews on the ground may have called a chopper to airlift at least one person. again, we'll be bringing you updates as we get them. also happening online, the buzz around the pope today not entirely heavenly. he got a little more than jos e jostled during his trip to mexico. quick the link to see his stern response. every dog has his day at the dog show. we've tweeted a link to the recap of the top shows.
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(singing) i just can't wait to meet you, sweet child you're on the way, i'm filled with expectation, and you're growing everyday... (instrumental)
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this morning on "today's take," access denied. while paul mccartney was turned away on music's biggest night. baby, you can drive my car. a memorable carpool karaoke moment with sia. and fred armisen with a performance as tiny in ""zoolander 2."" all that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take," with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning. it's wednesday morning, february 17th, 2016. i'm willie with al, natalie and tamron. we have a great crowd on the plaza. this is my morning jam.
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great song. "losers" by the weekend featuring labrinth. get the clean version if you're playing it with kids, is what i'll say. there is a showdown between apple and the fbi. a federal judge has ordered apple to help the fbi unlock the phone of san bernardino mass shooter syed farook. authorities trying to fill in 18 missing minutes of farook and his wife tashfeen's whereabouts on the day. the company said it's cooperating with the fbi but will fight the order. cook said the united states government has demanded apple take an unprecedented step, which threatens the security of our customers. we oppose this order which has implications far beyond the legal case at hand. cook told cbs's "60 minutes" in december that opening phones to
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the government makes us all vulnerable. here's what he said. >> on your smartphone today, your iphone, there likely health information, there's financial information, and you should have the ability to protect it. the only way we know how to do that is to encrypt it. why is that? it's because if there's a way to get in, then somebody will find a way in. >> basically, tim cook and apple are saying, we don't want to begin to explore the idea of hacking into a backdoor because then that's out there. the technology exists. >> it's creating a master key of encryption. >> right. a lot of people watch this and say, can't you get into the one phone without putting the rest of us at risk? that's the back and forth that's happening now. >> it's similar to what happened after 9/11, with the conversation over the patriot act. how far are you willing to go? how much of your security? as a result, we learned a lot more about the nsa than we as americans wanted them to do.
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whatever you think of snowden, he was part of opening our eyes to that. interesting. >> the government is basically worried about built-in security software that could auto delete all the data on the phone when they try to crack it. then they're out for good and can't get the information they need. in the months later but in the middle of an investigation, if you're trying to track somebody down. >> if they could take the phone physically, fbi agents, go to apple, watch over them while they do it and give the phone back. >> it's not that simple. they're worried that not just the fbi, what the government can do. right now, you may trust the government. ten years from now, you may not trust the government. the otherish sh issue is, once created, who is going to protect that secret? can the chinese hack and get the information? it's potential threats internationally, is their point. >> apple, i think, the argument is clearly understandable. but i think in the case where
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you had terrorists in the country, a lot of people look at it that way and say, yeah, it should be -- >> that was the question after 9/11. >> i can tell you law enfor enforcement in new york and other big cities feel they don't get enough cooperate from the silicon valley companies. the companies are protecting that you are customers first. >> there's a lot of conversation going on about this, including mark zuckerberg. >> we've been watching pope francis, who is visiting mexico. it's a six-day trip to mexico. earlier this week, you saw the touching video of him walking down the -- from the altar and blessing this wheat child in the wheelchair. it was a touching moment. yesterday, we saw what became a tense moment, actually. the pontiff is one who likes to really get in with the crowds and surround himself with people, as we saw here in the united states when he visited. he gets down in there with people. unfortunately, the situation
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seemed like it got a little out of hand for him. he was at a western city, greeting the fans at this open-air mass. you see there a person reaching over the barricade and pulling at his robe. he crashes into a man in the wheelchair. the pope got a little peeved, which i think we can all understand. he's 79 years old, too, being pulled and yanked on to a person in a wheelchair. he basically said, don't be selfish. what's wrong with you? stop being so selfish. clearly understandable in that moment. scary for the person in the wheelchair, too. >> i don't think it was about him. i think he was like, watch out for this person in the wheelchair. >> i think it's the first time we saw the pope lose his cool a little bit maybe. >> to protect someone. >> it's a reaction i think any of us would show. >> we love this guy. >> another guy we love on the program who called in here before, prince.
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now, prince is just not anybody, of course. when prince takes a passport photo, he takes a passport photo. he tweeted this out. prince rogers nelson. >> is that blue steel? >> it's gone viral. he has the afro, he has the cheeks. he has it all going on. >> i mean, the pursed lips, the whole thing. >> the what lips? >> pursed lips. >> it looks like it's for a pho photoshoot. >> it probably was. >> i'm sure it was. >> only prince could have a passport photo like that. >> who is cooler than that guy? i'm racking my brain. >> next time, i'll do the blue steel for my passport photo. you can't smile anymore, right? >> you have to have a neutral expression. that's so hard. >> i look like i'm grimacing or like i'm so angry. >> i look like i shouldn't be let in countries. mine is like, don't let her in.
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the problem is, it's probably lighting, as well. when we mere mortals get our passport, we're on the wall. no light, no nothing. >> he has nice shading, the whole thing. >> contouring. i don't know what's going on there. move on. so this caught our attention. amazing video of a high flying dunk routine. this is liberty university's soar ministry. they mix acrobatics, trampoline -- >> oh! >> is that crazy? >> central bantist church. that's a church i want to go to. >> it's in virginia. >> look at that, breaks the backboard. >> crazy. >> drop the mic, right? >> everybody say, amen. everybody say, hallelujah! >> through the legs, too. bam! >> incredible. >> good move. >> the church we need to go to and visit, virginia. >> what do you have going on, mr. roker? >> we're going to our facebook
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wall in the orange room. it's day 16 of our 25 days of give aways. this is a great prize. we've got a nordic track bike from sears, worth $600. we want you to go to facebook.com/today's take. you'll see a picture of it. you can like us and register to win. let's see how many people have liked us. 275,000. that's, what, 21,000 up from earlier, from yesterday. that's pretty cool. we're closing in on 300,000. let's let johnny back up here safely, our camera guy. please go to facebook.com/today's take. like us. if we get to 300,000 tomorrow, tamron says you can go through her wardrobe. >> no, i didn't. >> rummage through it. >> i didn't say that. no, no, no. lori says it is national act of kindness day. did you know that? >> i did not.
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i said as an act of kindness -- >> you'll let people go through your wardrobe? >> if we hit a million. >> that's so nice of you. >> not 300,000. oh, my gosh. look at this, jet stream, way up to the north. unseasonally mild weather. possible parts of the southwest seeing records. phoenix, 91 degrees. amarillo, 78. dallas, 74. tomorrow, look at the record highs from the rockies to the plains. 25 to 35 degrees above average. friday, boom! look at this, cleveland, you're at 51. little rock, 70. dallas, 80 degrees. on saturday, the heat continues to move east. new york city, 54. jacksonville, 75. same in jackson. amazing. let's see how many people want a chance to go through tamron's wardrobe. getting close! fantastic. that's what's going on around the we are starting out the day with some mild temperatures,
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mostly cloudy skies, and some gusty winds. it is all because of an approaching cold front and we will start to see those showers moving into the north bay within the next several hours, then progressing to the south as we go into this afternoon. here's a look at the futurecast. we may see a squall line developing by 6:00 that produce some damaging winds along with some heavy rain. moves into the south bay by 8:00 this evening. tapers off later on tonight. >> t >> are we going through? >> your closet is nice, as well. how about this? 300,000, natalie -- >> oh, oh! you're giving it back to me. >> touche. >> what comes around goes around. >> you can come to my closet. i have three derek jeter t-shirts and boxers. >> gently used. >> derek jeter t-shirts? >> holes are in them. coming up, a little quiz. if you're trying to avoid eating
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here is the trick, the loser has to drink their's at the end. >> oh, boy. >> okay. you ready? >> yeah. >> which do you eat the least off of. a, red plates, b, blue plates or, c, white plates. >> just put it in? >> white plates. >> tamron! >> red plates. >> actually, it's red plates. that's because when our brain sees the color red, we automatically stop. your new habit is you can actually get rid of the white plates and eat off of red plates. or a napkin, you can have a snack on a red one and it will instantly slow you down. effortless thing to do. question two, if you're trying to avoid chocolate, is it better to, a, think about chocolate. b, think about something else. c, tell yourself not to think about chocolate? go. >> i'll go with natalie.
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what do you think? >> what was b? remind me. >> think about something else. >> that's it. >> our first instinct is to say, don't think about chocolate. but when we think about chocolate, we want it more. >> right. >> find some other distraction. >> that was right? >> okay. >> this one is tricky. >> what are you making, willie? >> you don't want to more. >> do you eat more, a, sitting on the couch, or walking while you eat? >> walking while you eat. >> sitting on the couch. no? >> actually, while you are walking, you tend to eat more. the reason, people who ate five times more chocolate when they were standing up than sitting down. >> there's no liquid in here. >> it'll be hard to drink. >> willie keeps putting everything in there. >> cheetos, cucumbers. >> there's an interesting
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display going on in there. >> uh-huh. >> next question, how long does food provide you with the feel good feeling after you eat it? is it three minutes, ten minutes or two hours? al? >> ten minutes. >> actually, it's only three minutes. it's really a fleeting experience. your new habit is the next time you're eating something, remind yourself, it's going to be really quick. find something else that gives you a better boost. >> time for one more. >> here we go. >> willie is the loser so far. i have one. let's change it. >> willie, you'll have to drink that. >> should you reward yourself with a food trite treat, b, a non-food reward, c, nothing at all? we'll give willie a chance to answer. >> what was the question? oh, b, of course. >> non-food reward. >> is that right? >> yes. >> tamron has to drink it. >> i got one.
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anyway. who wouldn't want paul mccartney at their party? the singer was trying to enter a grammys after party where tyga was performing. here is actually what happened. >> how vib p do we got to get? >> they won't let you in? >> we need another hit, guys. work on it. >> we need another hit. work on it. after the video went viral yesterday, tyga told fans he didn't control the door and had no idea sir paul was there. even went on jimmy kimmel live last night last to invite paul mccartney to his next concert. paul was actually at the wrong party, it was said. even so, you're the doorman, it's paul mccartney, what? okay. moving on. even 2-year-olds have their
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news out of the owreaking good morning. at 9:26, i'm sam brock. we are continuing to follow breaking news out of the east bay. one person hospitalized after a traffic accident involving a pedestrian right near dublin high school. this was video captured by our helicopter about 15 or 20 minutes ago. alameda county firefighters tell us the victim is a student who had to be airlifted from the scene. it happened some time after 8:00 this morning and we don't yet know the extent of the injuries or whether the driver of the car has even been identified. our crew is headed to the scene. look for a live report at 11:00 newscast. a battle is brewing between apple and the fbi. apple's ceo tim cook is refusing the bureau's request to unlock an iphone used by one of the shooters in december's deadly
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san bernardino attack. cook overnight issued a statement to customers saying that apple will fight a federal magistrate's order to unlock encrypted data on the phone used by farook. he and his wife killed 14 people and injured 22 others. cook calls this order a very dangerous precedent. he says the fbi wants and toll create a back door to access that phone which he calls essentially the equivalent of creating a master key that could unlock millions of apple devices in the future. right after this break, we'll have a look at weather an traffic as some of the rain creeps in.
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good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we are watching some mild temperatures, cloudy skies. some very interesting cloud formations out there. temperatures will hold steady and some gusty winds we may have gusts up to 50 miles per hour today as the air rushing into that low pressure system. it will bring in a line of
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showers and thunderstorms throughout the day watching out for some storms this evening. how are the roads looking? we have a back-up at the bay bridge toll plaza. folks are waiting very politely here in all lanes now. looking at the approach on the map. no major back-ups, even in toward the caldecott tunnel. lighter flow of traffic around the bay this week, south bay schools have the week off for winter break but it reflects in the traffic on that side of the bay. 101 past the airport with mild slowing. we'll continue to bring you updates from what happened at dublin high school. in 25 minutes. see you then.
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taking a look at the headlines. the fda is recommending travelers who have gone to countries affected by the zika virus to hold off on donating blood a while. it wants the people to wait a month before donating blood to help protect the u.s. blood supply. in addition, people with zika-like symptoms, such as a rash, should put off blood donations for a month. a government-backed task force is calling for more research before deciding whether or not to recommend autism screening for young children, even when they don't show symptoms. many pediatricians already do routine screenings of children between 18 and 30 months, but the task force says it is impossible to say if this helps or hurts. about 1 in 68 children in the u.s. now have a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, and they say more study is needed
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before any recommendations are made. the list is in. for the fourth year in a row, nordstrom is america's favorite fashion retailer. that according to a market survey of more than 5700 consumers. marshals moved up five shots to number two. h and m tied for third. when high school orchestra was stranded at the airport, students passed the time the only way they know how. ♪ >> that is the american fork high school orchestra from utah. they spent four days at the nation's capital and performed at the kennedy center. a blast of snow cancelled their flight back left. left with no hotel or transportation wharks transportation, what do the kids do? they played a concert there in the terminal for the enjoyment of all to see. let's get a check of the weather from al. >> that is awfully neat. thanks so much, natalie.
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we have a clipper coming across, bringing light snow. we also have heavy rain for the pacific northwest all the way down to california. let's go in and see how we're doing on our facebook page. facebook.com/today's take. how many people have liked us? close to 280,000. if you go and register, you have a chance to win a nordic track bi good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we're putting it into those record high temperatures with a cold front moving through right now. we will see some scattered showers out ahead of that. so far we haven't seen much in the way of rain but we will have most likely a squall line moving through later on this evening that could produce some damaging winds. also some thunder and lightning starting in the north bay, then moving to the south. we may not see those storms in the south bay until later on this evening. scattered showers linger into the overnight hours.
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>> that is your latest weather. spring might be coming early but it's not here yet. still feels like winter around these parts. the freezing temperatures are going to wreak havoc on our cars and homes. we have george here, host of george to the rescue. this is the case from shrinkage is a good thing. >> exactly. most cold air goes out your window. i have this thermal gun right here. if you want to shoot it at the wind window, you'll see it's like 62 degrees, something like that. shoot it inside the studio. >> 81. >> almost 90% of all heat goes out your windows and doors. hopefully -- >> yeah. >> easiest way to combat that is with this plastic shrink wrap. double side tape, hit it with a blow-dryer. it gets super tight and it'll
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help. >> a lot of air comes through the outlets. >> people don't realize when it's against an exterior wall or light switch, you're losing up to 20% of the heat. if you want to combat that, put a foam thing on. turn off the electricity first. >> yes, good. >> literally, it's as easy as taking off your light speculate and put it on. it's going to combat the cold air coming in. >> going outside and you have a shovel. >> it wouldn't be a "today" show segment if i wasn't here with a shovel. wd-40 silicone is the best. also pam cooking oil. spray it on the edge. >> boom. >> good way to go. >> can you pretreat your sidewalk with this? >> put it on before the snow comes. use a plant and pet friendly one. >> george, thanks so much. we're talking cold car problems here. car coach, lauren, always good to see you. >> thank you. >> i want to warm up the car. we've been doing this for years
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and generations. go in the driveway, turn it on and let it run. good or bad idea? >> two minute it is all you need. start it up, clean off the snow and ice, make sure i can see your taillights and head lights and head off. >> why can't i get the car warm? >> first off, you need to know there is an actual crime ring going around, looking for people who leave their cars running in their driveway or on the street. it's a gift. they jump in the car and take it. it would be a scary situation. >> people drive around and look for running cars in driveways and take off with them? >> it's up 30%. >> is it bad for the car, to let it idle that long in the driveway? >> it's not good for the engine and you're getting zero miles to the gallon. >> you say to keep half a tank of gas. why? >> below, you're creating moisture in the gas tank from the heating and cooling of starting the car and shutting it off. around a half tank, it won't
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have fuel line freeze up and will keep you from getting the car started. >> do you bundle up the kids? >> put them in the car seat, buckle them up, put a blanket over them. use the heated heats if you have them. it's the smartest way to go. you want to be safe with your kids. >> thank you very much. natalie? so you're home and your car is toasty. what about you? here with ways to stay warm without sacrificing style is the style director for "good housekeeping" magazine. good morning. >> good morning. >> all about the coat. i actually have one of these. >> you're in a great coat. this is from northface. inflated, it traps the hot air so you stay warm. this is a great time to buy a winter coat. they're 30% cheaper than what that would have been at the start of the season. this is a three-in-one parka. it has a removable liner.
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this isn't just a vest. >> you can take it out? >> it's a full jacket liner. under $150. keeps you super warm. the parka is trendy for this season. >> you'll show us how to do a scarf the right way. >> exactly. >> i try to figure this out. >> under $12. put it behind your neck, wrap it around, tie a knot. >> over and under. >> so it's up against your neck. >> if you don't want to do all the tying, you can do the snood. >> everyone are wearing these. super chic and will keep you warm. >> all about waterproofing. >> this is the boot of the winter. a lot are on sale now. starting with the sneakers, $64 on up. i'm wearing a pair now. they have heels and wedges but they also have the sole. you'll look chic and stay warm.
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"snl" alum fred armisen, a talented and busy man, is starring in "portlandia," which is amaze skpg ying and you can' it. he's leading the band with seth meyers every night. somehow, fred found time to make a small appearance in "zoolander 2." i can't take my eyes off that character. fred, good morning. >> good morning. >> his name is v-i-p but he's vip. what's his deal? >> he's an 11-year-old child. the way they shot it was, you know, nowadays, with cgi, you don't have to always be in front of a green screen. they can shrink you down on the set. that's what they did. the thing with those scenes are, i had to look up while they looked down. >> a lot of hard work, to look up while they look down.
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>> hard job i have. very, very hard job. >> it's like doing your own stunts. >> it is very much so. i hurt my eyes. >> speaking of hurting your eyes, watching you in "portlandia," i can't take my eyes off you. you are a camellia, playing so many characters. is there something about that that you enjoy doing? playing so many people? >> i have no real personality. you know, the whole thing is so much fun for me. the same thing when i was doing "snl." it's like i get to put on wigs and be different characters. nothing better. >> where do you come up with the characters? are they inspired by people you meet, conversations you overhear? >> i think it's from people i actually see on tv. i'll see something online, on tv, if i'm traveling, i'll hear someone from another country that sometimes forms that. sometimes, i have no idea. no idea where something comes
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from. it's like a matter of luck. >> wow. >> always fun about "portlandia" is hipsters love that show. rightly so. i'm like, you know he's making fun of you, right? >> it's more of a tribute. the characters are very much like ourselves. it's not that different. a lot of characters are pretty much the way that i am and we are. >> you do great accents. for example, you can differentiate between the bronx, brooklyn and long island. >> i'm an expert. >> what's the difference? >> brooklyn is in here. bronx is down here. bronx, there's more -- it's a little louder. more confident. long island, a lot of, um, pausing. um, and -- >> and the tongue clicking. >> a little bit of that. queens is more like this. >> nasally. >> that's the sort of, you know,
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in the treble. queens is here. >> treble and bass. >> right. >> it's all about the bass. >> a great linguist on top of everything else. fred armisen, one of the funniest people on the planet. congrats on the movie. "zoolander 2" starring vip, his character, is in theaters now, th thanks. >> thanks, guys. the organ i guess i never really gave much thought to the acidity in any foods. never thought about the coffee i was drinking having acids. it never dawned on me that it could hurt your teeth. my dentist has told me your enamel is wearing away, and that sounded really scary to me, and i was like well can you fix it, can you paint it back on, and he explained that it was not something that grows back, it's kind of a one-time shot and you have to care for it. he told me to use pronamel. it's gonna help protect the enamel in your teeth. it allows me to continue to drink my coffee and to eat healthier, and it was a real easy switch to make.
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over 30,000 people in the united states live with a life-threatening lung condition that severely limits the ability to breathe. it's called cystic fibrosis. you're about to meet a young woman living in alabama who got the help she needed from an unexpected place. here's angel's story. >> reporter: she's smart, sally and fu -- sassy and full of life. over the last few years, the spark is fading. she suffers from cystic fibrosis, a life-threatening condition that limits her ability to breathe. >> it was like breathing through a straw. i coughed more. i didn't have much energy. i just was not at my top. >> reporter: back in december 2014, angel's lung function rapidly declined. she was admitted to the hospital in birmingham, alabama, where doctors had no choice but to place her on a type of bypass
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machine to take over the work her heart and lungs were unable to do. >> there were moments i loved her family.
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she was a proud military wife. >> she just loved life. just life itself. >> reporter: in a stunning twist of fate, courtney's aunt attended the same church as angel lynn's granddad, and the family had been praying for years. when courtney passed away, angel lynn's prayers were answered. the two were a perfect match. >> what that did for angel lynn, it allowed her to get a total block, which means she received our daughter's heart and both lungs, as opposed to the typical heart and one lung. that's a miracle in and of itself. >> they lost a child.
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no matter how close i came to losing a child, i don't know how that feels. all i can do is hope that -- to say angel lynn is doing well, you know, helps ease the loss a little bit. >> reporter: it's courtney's zest for life that lives on in angel lynn. >> it was hard. the one thing that helped me out through all of this is angel lynn. from the first time i heard her name and saw her face, i knew this is how i was going to get through. >> going home. >> going home. i'm finally going home. >> reporter: angel lynn's doctors hope her heart and lungs will last for years to come. >> hello, there. >> reporter: last month, courtney's family visited with angel lynn. >> it was a loss for both of us. >> yes, ma'am. we appreciate it so much. you don't know what it means. >> i'm going to graduate high school. i'm going to graduate college. i'm going to grow up.
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i've got a new guardian angel. now that i have her heart and her lungs, i have a new beginning. >> beautiful story. courtney saved or enrich td lives of six people upon her death. the number climbs to more than 100 people who were helped by her soft fitissue donation. we'll be right back. this is "today"
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=wx sot!!= oc: roads are moving trt: 23 =trx at ck= across the bay area. and temperatures will be holding steady in the mid to upper 60s. we also will have a wind advisory, winds gusting up to 50 throughout the day. many of us may not see that rain until later on this evening, and
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the heavy downpours in the south bay by 8:00 or 9:00 tonight. let's check in now with mike to see how the roadways are moving. >> 580 moves well, things are easing up toward dublin. but 680 southbound out of sunol in towards washington. an earlier truck fire on the side of the road may have caused the distraction. that's the only thing i can tell. that's the only thing of note around the rest of the bay. bay bridge toll plaza a few folks are still waiting. winds are starting to ease. smooth drive in towards san mateo. a little slow southbound 101 toward 92. now, kari was explaining, we are keeping a close eye on that rain. there is snow for the sierra. stay current on the coming storms with our nbc bay area app. two teenagers have been critically injured paf a shooting in berkeley. police say all three victims live in the area.
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state attorney general harris answers to the rumors she might be up for that vacant u.s. supreme court seat. you'll find out on our twitter page why she says don't get your hopes up. another update in half-an-hour.
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