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covering all morning long. the fire in southern california and, of course, the benjamin franklin now officially dock would a beautiful sunrise right behind it. good morning. breaking overnight, fierce storms move up the east coast after slamming the south. >> tipped my truck up in the air and the glass was coming in. >> a new round of tornadoes killing at least four people in virginia. heavy rain and high winds knock out power across the northeast. and in the midwest, a crippling blizzard grounds hundreds of flights. something to hide? mitt romney jumps into the presidential frey, taking on donald trump. >> frankly, i think we have good reason to believe that there's a bombshell in donald trump's taxes. >> trump insisting there's nothing there. so, when will he release his returns? hurt and humiliated. erin andrews in tears as her father testifies at her civil lawsuit. >> she's terrified.
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she's depressed. she's not the girl that we used to know. >> and he says that secretly recorded video of his daughter in a hotel has left her a shell of herself. and hot pocket! an e-cigarette battery suddenly explodes in a man's pants, catching them on fire. the warning now being issued to millions of users today, thursday, february 25th, 2006. 2006. issued. today thursday, february 25, 2015. from nbc news this is live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning, everybody. welcome to "today" on a thursday morning. and he lives! back in the land of the living. >> what year is this? >> i don't know! >> it seems like a long time since i've seen you. it's so nice to be out of my apartment and to answer the most often asked question -- yes, i got a flu shot. we'll talk more about that later. >> let me see. okay. >> i'm amazed you even touched
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me. that's good. >> me, too, actually. lots to get to this thursday morning. let's start with the storms hammering the eastern half of the country. the death toll climbing to at least eight people. four died in virginia where a state of emergency is now in effect. >> more than 238,000 people without power this morning from the carolinas up to maine. and get this, since tuesday, there have been at least 34 confirmed tornadoes. >> we've got it all covered, including the impact on travel. let's start with nbc's miguel almaguer. miguel, good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, matt, good morning. as you mentioned, this storm took at least eight lives. three were killed in this region alone. the storm whipped right through this community, shredding it to pieces, taking off roofs, destroying walls and toppling trees. it was a powerful and deadly system. another night of severe weather. in pennsylvania, some 50 homes damaged. dangerous winds in new york city. while in long island, firefighters rushed to distinguish cars on fire and
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clear downed trees in neighborhoods. in washington, d.c., hammering hail. but it was the smallest towns hit with the biggest damage. overnight rescues in virginia. some communities wiped off the map as homes were destroyed, tornadoes dropping from an ominous sky. >> it took my truck up in the air, and the glass was coming in, and i thought the truck was going to turn over on me. >> reporter: frank rose witnessed the deadly twister blow through waverly, virginia. >> i saw the roofs flying everywhe everywhere, and you know, what can you do, you know? you're caught up in it. >> reporter: the wild weather claiming the lives of two men and a toddler, tossed from a trailer 300 yards, adding to the storm's death toll. another man killed in south carolina when a gust of wind snapped a tree on to him. >> the guy, he was laying down, and the tree was on top of him, and he was hurt. he was hurt. >> reporter: the powerful storm
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system battered the gulf coast. among the hardest hit, a trailer park in convent, louisiana, where a tornado killed two and shredded 150 homes. >> it looked like a blender. there was stuff lying around. >> reporter: some parts of florida also reduced to rubble. more than 200,000 lost power. this morning, while the storm is diminishing, the scope of the damage is just being realized. later today, virginia's governor will visit some of the hardest hit communities like this one. while that storm system passed over in just a matter of hours in places like this one, it will certainly take months to rebuild. matt and savannah? >> all right, miguel almaguer in oxford, north carolina, this morning. miguel, thank you. you might effect the airlines are feeling the effects of this weather as well. blake is at o'hare in chicago. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. airlines trying to hit the reset button this morning after more than 2,000 flights were canceled
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nationwide yesterday. the worst airport in the country for those cancellations right here at chicago's o'hare. winter's wallop dumping even more snow overnight, more than a foot in some parts of northwest indiana stretching into the chicago suburbs. blizzardlike conditions cracking power lines, leading to dire warnings from emergency officials. >> it is terrible. it's going to get worse. stay home. the roads are ice underneath the snow. >> reporter: hundreds of accidents snarled traffic across the region. thankfully, no children aboard this school bus in lynwood, illinois, when it was sent sliding. chicago's two major airports became ground zero for cancellations. 1,300 flights canceled wednesday in chicago alone. >> we actually changed our flight. we were supposed to leave at 1:30 today. and then united contacted us and tried to move it up so we could get out. >> reporter: cancellations stretching across the country,
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including syracuse, new york, where one airline bought pizza for this flight from atlanta that had to be diverted because of the storm. we're already seeing more than 300 flights canceled here this morning, even though the worst of the weather has moved out. there are a lot of planes and crews out of position, and it's going to take some time to get things back to normal. matt, savannah? >> got to work itself out of the system. blake, thank you. >> let's turn to mr. roker for more on all this. >> that's right, and a really interesting situation developing off the north rockaway coast here in new york. they're actually air-lifting people who got stuck on a boat. "carolina queen 3," a fishing boat. this is just moments ago, far rockaway, new york. the coast guard sent out a coast guard boat to try to rescue them. they went aground. the coast guard boat capsized. luckily, all five members of the coast guard who were on that boat are okay. but as you can see, right now the coast guard chopper rescuing
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people off that fishing vessel. but that gives you an idea how bad this storm was. >> and how dangerous the work of the coast guard is. >> exactly. and they do that every day. but really amazing stuff. the good news is the worst of the storm is over as far as the heavy winds and rains. we're still going to be dealing with that, but you can see it is now -- the heavy rain pushing off. what we're concerned with now is what's behind it, colder air filtering in, and you can see snow developing. so, what we're going to be looking at, we won't call it technically a blizzard, but we will have wind gusts of up to 40 miles per hour, poor visibility down i-75, i-80, parts of i-90. it's going to be a real mess traveling. snowfall amounts not going to be the worst, but the winds will calm down. that will give better visibility. behind the front temperatures are much milder, but look at some of these accumulations we're looking at. cleveland about two to five, bloomfield, west virginia, 3 to
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6, elkins, west virginia, 4 to 8 inches of snow. so, the good news is we've got warmer weather coming, milder weather, but folks are still going to be digging out and dealing with the mess that's been left behind by these more than 34 tornadoes that touched down. >> all right, bud. thank you very much. >> all right, al, thank you. now to the presidential race and a notable shift from republican marco rubio. the florida senator going directly after donald trump, and so is the last republican nominee, mitt romney. we've got it all covered this morning, beginning with nbc national correspondent peter alexander. he's in houston where tonight's final republican debate before super tuesday will be held. peter, good morning. >> reporter: hey, savannah, good morning. this is the tenth republican presidential debate tonight, the lonestar state showdown, first without jeb bush on the debate stage, and perhaps most importantly for donald trump's rivals, marco rubio and ted cruz, their last stand before super tuesday. anyone not named donald trump now looking for a little southern comfort -- >> i can win. i can unify this party. i can grow this party. and i will win this election.
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>> the question right now is how do we prevent nominating a candidate who loses the general election, or for that matter, if donald wins the general election, who the heck knows what he'd do as president? >> reporter: for ted cruz, everything's bigger in texas, including the pressure to hold court in his home state. >> the crown jewel of super tuesday is the great state of texas. >> reporter: new polls show the freshman senator commanding a 15-point lead, but will it hold? trump taunting his rival on twitter. "when ted cruz quits the race, i'll get most of his votes. no problem." the rubio campaign's calling on trump to repudiate reported pro-trump robocalls from the leader of a white nationalist group -- >> the white race is dying out in america and europe because we are afraid to be called racist. don't vote for a cuban. vote for donald trump. >> reporter: trump responded to similar robocalls last month -- >> nothing in this country shocks me. i would disavow it, but nothing in this country shocks me. >> reporter: the billionaire's already hinting at a running mate to balance out his outsider status. >> we're going to probably choose somebody that's somewhat
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political. >> reporter: and now rejoining the political fray, the 2012 nominee mitt romney. >> frankly, i think we have good reason to believe that there's a bombshell in donald trump's taxes. >> reporter: four years after he was pressed to release his returns, romney's challenging the 2016 front-runner to do the same. >> either he's not anywhere near as wealthy as he says he is, or he hasn't been paying the kind of taxes we would expect him to pay. >> reporter: it's an issue trump first addressed on "today" the morning after winning the new hampshire primary. >> will people be surprised at the rate that you pay? lower or higher than expected? >> nobody will be surprised. i fight like hell not to pay taxes. i hate the way the government spends my money. >> reporter: late wednesday, trump fired back at romney, calling him a fool who's now playing tough guy. cnn quoted trump saying "there's no bombshell at all, other than i pay a lot of tax and the government wastes the money." other polls here in texas show the race even closer than 15 points. an interesting dynamic tonight, former president george herbert walker bush, 91 years old, and his wife, barbara bush, they're
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expected in attendance, their first time crossing paths with donald trump since his attacks against their sons jeb and the former president, george w. bush. matt and savannah? >> all right, peter alexander, thank you. >> chuck todd is nbc's political director and moderator of "meet the press." nicolle wallace is an nbc news political analyst. guys, good morning. did i miss anything? all right, last gop debate tonight before super tuesday. five people on the stage. anyone whose name is not donald trump had better do something tonight to try to slow him down going into tuesday. realistical realistically, what are their options? >> listen, winning the nomination is like climbing to the top of everest. donald trump is halfway there and marco rubio is at the bottom with half of the pack and a lot less oxen. it's possible, but extremely difficult. >> what do you expect, chuck? rubio and cruz and kasich, they have to make their move. >> what i expect and what they
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should do are two different things. i think the rubio plan is to stay the course, go after cruz, play this one more long game, hope cruz is eliminated after super tuesday and hope next wednesday morning he gets to wake up, come on the "today" show as he's done after these nights, and say, hey, i finished second in the delegates, now it's a two-man race, and hope somehow by march 15th he can overtake him. >> there's a lot of ifs there. >> way too many ifs. >> looks good o real support, he has to show he is tough enough to take on trump. >> does trump absorb the punches, land a few good one liners or use this opportunity to take the turn and try to become more presidential than they are? >> if he was anybody but donald trump i would say he is so far ahead what he might do is start to make the turn to look more presidential. the real vulnerability he has even among supporters is his
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temperament. his supporters said i like you are different. i am worried about your impulse control challenges. every time he has had an opportunity to display a better temperament he passed on it. i would expect him to act more presidential but i don't think we can expect that from him. that is not the way he rolls. >> that is not what his voters like. >> i think he goes -- >> let's talk about cruz. he went through marco rubio's set of circumstances that would allow him to emerge. if cruz loses texas what do the polls show now? it shows cruz ahead. >> pick your poll. he has to work hard. ted cruz has a one state strategy on super tuesday. >> put your historian hat on for me. every poll i look at doesn't
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show marco rubio having a shot of winning any state on super tuesday. has anyone secured the nomination going 0 for primaries? >> they have an answer for that. what they say is that everything about this cycle is historic in nature and that -- washington post stunning editorial about stopping trump. they feel urgency to stop trump and that would create historic rush towards them in the final days and weeks. >> this issue of taxes. mitt romney thinking there is a bombshell there. donald trump said i pay low taxes because i don't want to pay high taxes. does it matter for trump? >> i don't think it matters. the only thing that matters to trump would be what romney brought up if his net worth is not what it was.
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mitt romney is doing to donald trump by just sort of openly speculating what harry reid did to mitt romney four years ago when he said i heard he is not paying taxes. mitt romney, this is his way of participating in the stop trump movement. >> trump is running against a rigged system. >> this is the real feature of the campaign, i heard this. >> thanks for bringing me up to speed. i appreciate it. big new developments in ongoing fight over the u.s. supreme court. the white house said to be considering republican governor ryan sandoval of nevada as possible nominee to the high court. the republican governor is a former federal judge, supports abortion rights. nomination of a republican would be seen as attempt by president obama to stop the blockade of choices.
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the u.s. olympic committee preparing athletes and staff ahead of games in brazil. a usoc doctor testified. he said the committee is considering several steps including pretreating closing of all usoc personnel and providing bed nets. they predict they will have a zika vaccine ready for phase one clinical trials by this summer. the scandal involving defective air bags. uncovered evidence that takata was deceiving automakers for years. internal e-mails said the company was aware they were defective. if the customer request records or makes an audit we will have a lot of failures, sometimes 38%.
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takata disputes whether that employee had direct knowledge. regulators are under pressure to expand the recall to include every takata air bag in america. encouraging news saying this year's flu vaccine is most effective in years. people who the got the vaccine have been 59% less likely to get the flu. cdc recommends everyone get a flu shot every year. usually half of americans get that. >> did you read that with your fingers crossed. >> i got a shot in november but it didn't work out. frightening scene at a kentucky convenience store. this guy on the right suddenly flames and sparks shoot out of his pants. he runs outside, takes the pants off. the man says an e-cigarette battery blew up in his pocket. he suffered burns on his legs. he is able to walk.
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the local fire department warns ecigarette users to keep the batteries away from copper and other metals including car keys an loose change. >> that is not a little flame. that is a big deal. more on the weather from al roker. >> looked like he was ready to take off. let's show you what we have right now. a beautiful day out west. temperatures will be in the 60s in the pacific northwest. we have windy, snowy conditions. calmer west returns. we are going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. we are going to get to
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good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we have a beautiful start to the day. heading into the 70s today. san francisco expect a high of 71, and 76 in the east bay. in the tri-valley, 778 while it's 78 degrees in the south bay, 74 degrees and 77 in the north bay. our temperatures are approaching records for the last day, get ready for a cooldown heading into tomorrow. coming up, erin andrews and her father tearing up in court as he takes the stand in her civil lawsuit. we will have his emotional testimony. and melania trump defending her husband and revealing what happens when they disagree. first on a thursday morning this is "today" on nbc. disagre
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francisco, while we have 40s elsewhere. looking at highs today, reaching the mid 70s in palo alto and cupertino. in the financial district, expect a high of 71, 77 in petaluma, concord and 76 today in dublin, getting ready for cooler temperatures, as we head into tomorrow. let's get an update on the roadways with mike. we'll look at the bay bridge toll plaza. know that the left approach is moving better with the fast-track lanes. that's the latest to build, just starting again the last few minutes. we look at the maps, a volume of traffic now filling in for the walnut if the creek exchange, but lighter than normal as far as that drive. there's a fender bender to report in san ramon. not a major concern, but i'll track that for you. flowing into the dumbarton bridge and of course the south bay build, the most dramatic change in the last few years, no
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avo: the ready for you alert, only at [ cheers and applause ] it's the 25th day of february, 2016. we're going to get outside there and say had i to those nice people in a little while. inside studio 1-a we want to take a look at the morning's headlines. the death toll is rising from the powerful storm system that is sweeping across the east coast. at least eight people killed from louisiana to virginia where a state of emergency was declared overnight. senator marco rubio is demanding donald trump tell a pro trump white nana list group to stop making robe bow calls on trump's behalf. here is the call they are upset about. >> the white race is dying out in america and europe because we are afraid to be called racist.
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don't vote for a cuban. vote for donald trump. >> that group is not affiliated with trump's campaign. trump has disavowed them in the past. tonight meanwhile the republican candidates will take part in their final debate ahead of super tuesday. connecticut prosecutors are asking the state supreme court to send kennedy cousin michael skakil back to prison. they say a judge made a mistake by reversing his conviction in the 1975 murder of his name martha boxly. robert kennedy jr. who is writing a book about his cousin's case attended the hearing. there was no ruling. another high profile case and more testimony expected at the $75 million lawsuit brought by erin andrews. >> it was emotional. jurors heard from andrews' father on wednesday who told the court his daughter has been a shell of her former self an being secretly filmed at a hotel. >> dramatic emotional testimony in court. erin andrews breaking down
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seeing her father in tears on the stand. >> first time in my life as her -- sorry -- as her father wherein if she was safe or not. i feared for her life. >> steve andrews describing his agony after naked videos of his daughter went viral eight years ago, videos taken through the peephole of her hotel by michael barrett who was convicted of stalking and spent 30 months in prison. >> if this guy had been a killer she would be dead. >> erin is suing barrett, the nashville marriott and their management company at the time for $75 million. they clay barrett asked to be put in the room next to andrew and the hotel committed a cardinal sin by doing it. >> if you want to create a perfect storm for almost ensuring what happened to erin en drus would happen.
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>> i would do everything that the hotel did. >> the hotel maintains it did nothing wrong, that barrett deceived, manipulated the system could get the room next to andrews and he is responsible. >> senior investigative reporter steve andrews joining us with more on this story. >> steve andrews is a reporter at the nbc affiliate in tampa. erin followed in his footsteps, becoming a successful television sports reporter, but steve says erin has changed since the incident and the video of his daughter naked which has been viewed hundreds of millions of times. >> before we found out about this she was just so much fun, but she's not the fun person she was. she's mad. she's scared. she cries. she's not the girl that we used to know. >> and erin andrews will get to tell her own story when she testifies. her convicted stalker, michael barrett, also expected to
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testify but it will be on video link. guys. >> natalie, thank you. now a little more on the race for the white house and melania trump's first solo interview of the campaign. we showed you a bit of this on wednesday. nbc's hallie jackson is with us this morning on more on what the republican front runner's wife is saying. hallie, good morning to you. >> hey, good morning, matt. fresh off his victories in three key early states donald trump is on a roll toward the republican nomination and he's rolling out his kind of running mate, melania trump. she has only been in america for about 20 years but already she says she's ready to become its next first lady. >> melania. melania, say something. go ahead. please. >> he loves you. we love you. >> like everything trump she can be anything but understated. >> he will be unbelievable. >> melania trump the slovenian born model. >> she will make a very beautiful first lady. >> not letting her outspoken husband do all the talking.
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>> do i agree all the time with him, no, i don't. >> okay. >> and i tell him that. i tell him my opinions. i tell him what i think. sometimes he listens, sometimes he don't. me the same as men. he will tell you what is in his heart, what he thinks. he will not hold it back if you are a woman. >> reporter: trump would become the first foreign born first lady and the first to bear it all on a bear skin rug. last spring she wanted this turn in the spot light. >> do you want him to run for president? >> trump, a relatively rare presence on the campaign trail focussing on raising the couple's son born a year after
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donald and melania married. they met at new york fashion week. he was 52. she was 28. the trump brand her business, too. her line of jewelry on qvc and her moisturizer caviar. now she is starting to step into the spot light with spoofs on "snl." it's the white house she is focussed on now as the republican race enters its super tuesday sprint. and some new reports out that melania trump may have donated a couple of hundred thousand dollars to hillary clinton. she wouldn't talk about what she would do if she weren't to end up in the white house but her husband says she would probably focus on women's health. >> these are busy times in the weather department. so much going on with the storms. and just the warmth that we are experiencing right now.
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if you have been outside you barely need a coat. 53 in new york city. 57 in boston. syracuse 40. you have to go back to pittsburgh and detroit to find temperatures in the 30s. they will be coming. we have cooler air coming in. look at the temperatures we are expecting right now. indianapolis ten degrees below normal. charleston 39. atlanta 52 degrees and then by friday that moves into new york and down to 38. atlanta 54 and saturday even chillier. boston 42. d.c. 47. but do not fret. warming temperatures will be coming. in the mid section of the country temperatures 60s, 70s in oklahoma. little rock. and as we make our way to the east on sunday 58 new york city. 61 in washington, d.c. 66.
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good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we have temperatures in the low 50s to start off the day with the sunshine, looking with highs into the 70s. it will be very comfortable this afternoon. in san francisco, a high of 71 degrees. 76 degrees in the east bay, and the tri-valley as well for the north bay up to 77 degrees. in the peninsula to 74, this will be the last day of these very warm temperatures before we have a cold front moving in tomorrow that will bring in some scattered showers during the evening. and that's your latest weather. thanks. just ahead, change your settings, what you can do to extend your phone's battery life. johnson & johnson fighting back after a jury awards a family $72 million. is its baby powder safe? we have more on that after this. (cat vo #1) hey cats!
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7:42. we are back with concerns over a popular product that millions of americans have been using for years. >> johnson & johnson is being order today pay up over a woman's cancer death. >> reporter: a st. louis jury ruled johnson & johnson must bay $72 million including 62 million in punitive damages to the family of an alabama woman who died of ovarian cancer. >> not just for her but so many other women. >> reporter: the jury sided with the plaintiff who died at age 62 saying that talc found in the company's baby powder contributed to her cancer and that the company knew about the risk. in an internal memy a medical consultant alerted that anybody who denies is denying the
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obvious. >> i have had very few juries award more than i asked for. they awarded $1 million every year that she lived. . >> reporter: the discussion around the safety of talcum powder is far from over. in a statement wrote the talc used is carefully selected. the recent verdict goes against decades of sound science proving safety of talc as cosmetic ingredient. many say the evidence is inconclusive. >> this association had been reported in some studies. however, there are many other studies that have shown that talc use does not really increase the risk of ovarian cancer. >> reporter: the american cancer society says any increased risk is likely to be very small but other research shows an increased risk as high as 30%
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7:49. fuel to the rumor that carson and i are the same person and can't be seen together i'm back and he is out. >> and he is sick. >> he has a little case of the flu himself. feel better. >> dylan was sick earlier. >> she is back and in the orange room. >> al, it is time for you and i to get out of here. >> it is not good, not pretty. on wednesday we revealed facebook's new reaction buttons. so in addition to liking posts you can love, sad and angry. it took less than 24 hours for the internet to come up with reactions left out. we get it, you have kids
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good thursday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. temperatures are starting to warm up in spots. we're already at 5 in oakland. san francisco is at 52 degrees. we're looking at 70s today, and we'll be 70 degrees in the richmond district, and 76 in redwood city, cupertino up to 75 degrees. these temperatures will be approaching records in some spots, especially up in napa. 76 degrees will be the high, but the old record is just 67 degrees. into the next couple days, we will have some changes, getting ready for some showers that will start in the north bay late tomorrow evening. how is it looking as you head across dublin. thing we great until about half an hour, then we heard of a crash, and here it is. the live camera shows more slowing, but the speed systems have shown improvement. they may have just cleared the roadway, and this is taking a
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while to catch up. meanwhile, slower through men ton. coming off the castro valley, look, and northbound 238, a big slowdown as well. there may be debris or a slow. the dumbarton bridge is showing the westbound traffic flow and northbound through san jose a bit slow. happening now, we're monitoring the arrival of one of the world's largest boats back to the bay area. "benjamin franklin" is the largest cargo ship to ever operate in the u.s. waters. we have posted a link to impressive video at our facebook page. new isis video seems to target some silicon valley leaders, including mark zuckerberg. scott manage grew has some work to figure out who is behind it. you can find more on our home
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♪ it's 8:00 on today. coming up. dirty little secret. he makes his candid prediction about pornography. >> if day turns into night and you're still watching, you've probably got a problem and that was me. >> how he turned his life around and is encouraging others to do the same. plus, going to the dogs. kathie lee and hoda get down and dirty working as interns for a canine groomer. and the butler does it.
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he heads to egypt but stops by the studio today thursday, february 25th, 2016. ♪ here i go again here i go ♪ >> i i'm celebrating my 45th. here we go. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to today. today, february 25th. we're on our plaza feeling good. >> a little breezy. we've got to hold onto our skirts. all is right. >> i'm back.
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meanwhile bad mouthing was going on inside the vestibule. this is dylan's throwback thursday song. "shoot" by salt and pepper. you don't like it? >> it's not my favorite song, but thanks. it was just everything was schoop and we knew every word. you can do every word. >> yes. >> meanwhile while i'm in the process of outing people, savannah has her sexy boot on since gerrard is here. >> you weren't here when this all happened. >> no. anyway let's get a check of the morning's top stories. natalie is inside. >> good morning. nearly a quarter of a million people had no power overnight after violent storms moved from the south up along the east coast. at least eight people lost their lives. among them, a toddler and two
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men thrown from a trailer when a tornado struck waverly, virginia. high winds also damaged about 50 homes in pennsylvania and pounded the new york area. airlines also trying to catch up this morning because of flight disruptions caused by the storms in the east and heavy snow in the midwest. nationwide more than 2,000 flights were canceled on wednesday. more than half of them in chicago and more than 300 flights have been grounded again today. a dramatic rescue this morning off of new york city. a new york coast guard vessel capsized. five coast guard members had to be pulled from the water, all of them apparently safe. a coast guard helicopter air lifted stranded fishermen from the boat. dangerous job. the face-off is in houston, home territory for texas senator ted cruz. meantime former republican mitt
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romney is turning the fight. he's challenging trump to release his tax returns. romney prekick itting they will contain a bombshell. trump responding there is no bombshell but they're complicated and he's in no hur to release them. there's only bun one burglary in beaumont, texas, but it was a doozy. thieves backing a pickup truck through the front door of a convenience store. three men hustled in and dragged an atm to their truck. police have found the stolen truck, but so far no sign of the three burglars or the machine which is full of money. three days and counting before holiday's biggest night and they're romming out the red carpet. on sunday the 500-foot-long carpet will be surrounded by fundraisers and reporters hoping to catch a glimpse of some of
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the biggest stars, chris rock putting his finishing touches on his jokes and al and i will be there. >> chris rock was working on his monologue in a small club. they said it's going to be brilliant. >> we're looking forward to that. >> as he usually is. now surprising acknowledgment from terry cruz. >> he opens up about a dirty little secret that nearly ruined his life. >> one thing everybody has to realize is that you can't divide with guilt and shame. >> reporter: it's a revealing confession from a recognizable face. >> it really, really messed up nigh life in a lot of ways. >> reporter: beloved actor, former athlete, and former ad man terry cruz is opening up about his years of addiction to pornography. >> if days turn into night and
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you're still watching, you've probably got a problem, and that was me. >> just like me, when you're sad and lonely, you grad food. instead for me it was pornography. >> reporter: in a series of reveals he posted. the father of five discussed how the addiction affected his life and the way he looked at the world. >> it changes the way you think about people. people become objects. people become, you know, body parts. they become things to be used rather than people to be loved. >> reporter: and reveals how it nearly ended his marriage. >> well another thing i had to battle was a sense of entitlement. i felt the world owed me something. i felt like my wife owed me sex. >> reporter: cruz says he's been free of his addiction for six or seven years but is coming forward now to help others who may share the same issue and studies suggest that number is significant and growing. >> pornography addiction is
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actually thought to be one of the most common phen nonnon. >> an estimated 2 mill krun people suffer from an addiction of internet six and 90% of children age 8 to 16 have looked alt enter net porn, the internet making it more accessible. >> everyone has effectively a crack pipe in their office, in their living room, which is the computer or on their person, the phone now. >> reporter: cruz is trying to remedy that problem with advice to the concerned significant other of addicts. >> anything that will make you feel denigrated, that will make you feel less than, you cannot accept it, and that's the message for all women out there. >> reporter: but he believes the cure has to come from the conflicted. >> and the truth is, he has to do it. >> reporter: cruz says he'll continue to talk candidly about
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the issue hoping his honesty can help others. >> the more we talk about it, the more we can beat it. we can beat it. >> reporter: for today, janet cham leon, nbc news. i'm sorry, go ahead. >> it takes a lot of courage to own up to that, be public about it and hopefully help others. >> he could have said this is six years in my past, ancient history, i'm not going to talk about it, but to come forward and talk about it is a great. >> a lots of people have the problem. >> a lot of people will relate. coming up, tired of your smartphone always running low on power? what works and what doesn't when it comes to boosting your battery life. >> and on pop start, the new list of hollywood's best movie quotes of all time. the quote machines, lauer and roker. and those dogs will never be the same.
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8:12 with trending today. >> let us start with the million dollar question. this question could get you hired at facebook. the company's global head of recruiting told business insider when they are going over applications with job applicants there is one question that they like to ask more than any other. on your very best day at work, the day you can home and think you have the best job in the world what did you do that day? >> i like that question because i guess the idea is it shows what you love to do. i went to australia. this show you do a million things. i got to go to australia with my mom and visit my birth place and they got the fireworks out. that was awesome. >> traveling and getting family history. >> free trip to australia.
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>> dylan, what about you? >> my brother is a veteran, wounded warrior. we did a story where he dpaut to play on the softball team. he travels the country as a wounded warrior. >> that's amazing. >> great opportunity. >> for me it would be we have a privilege of being able to share great stories about people who inspire us. we did a story about the foster care system and organizations that help ensure that kids are protected in the system. being able to create a psa and meeting young people whose lives were changed. we helped raise $300,000. >> sharing a worthy cause. >> i had to go over the inaugural when the vice president -- i begged him to
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come over. drop the mic moment. >> somehow getting around the secret service. >> and not getting tackled. >> every couple of years when we go to the olympics and get to interview people who have worked there a large portion of their lives to accomplish something and you get to talk to them right after they have accomplished it or not accomplished it, but talking to people at this epic moment in their lives makes me happiest with this job. >> it happens at the olympics and all the time on this show we get to talk to people at interesting moments. we all love our smart phones but may not love our batteries. a lot of myths about what will and won't drain your battery. we are going to play a game of true or false myth versus fact. true or false, closing unused apps, that helps save your
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battery? >> true. >> false. i'm surprised. running apps doesn't do that much. >> true or false, streaming music uses more battery than the ones that are downloaded. true. third party charges will damage your phone's battery. >> that can be true. >> i have no idea. >> i would say false truish. it says false but the times says you should go with reputable vendor and not cheap alternative. >> false truish. >> an interesting social experiment from jet blue. on a recent flight the company offered everyone on board a free round trip flight to anywhere in the world but there was a catch. it could only be one destination and all 150 passengers on the plane had to agree on the same
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destination. if there wasn't a unanimous decision they didn't get the trip. using paddles the passengers narrowed down their options choosing an international location over a domestic one. after wheeling and dealing it came down to two options, turks and caicos or costa rica. >> must mean only one thing, 150 random strangers have chosen unanimously to go to costa rica! >> that's not easy. >> we couldn't do that. >> i would take either of those. >> they get a free round trip. >> can you imagine trying to get
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150 people to choose lunch. >> apparently the airline said they conducted the experiment because of the division in washington. >> reminded me of a caucus. even more space and top movie quotes of all times. >> adele and her big night at britain's version of the grammy's. it is called the brit awards. adele looked stunning in a flowing red gown. she won award after award after award taking home four trophies in all. her award for global success was presented by an astronaut aboard the international space station. when adele won best female solo art she had the opportunity to support ke$ha. >> i want to thank my record label for embracing and being encouraged and i would like to take this moment to publically support ke$ha.
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>> and by the time she won her fourth award adele jokingly apologized for what she called her ugly cry face. never looks ugly. the top movie quotes of all time. the movie serving over 1,600 fifth place went to "the wizard of oz." toto, i have a feeling we are not in kansas anymore. from "star wars" may the foersz be with you. >> you're going to need a bigger boat. >> casablanca for here's looking at you, kid. after all of that, what took the top spot? >> frankly, my dear, i don't give a damn. >> gone with the wind voted top movie quote of all time. one proposed alternative was
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frankly, my dear, i don't give a woot. >> that does not work. >> not even close. >> to gwen stefani. on today's episode of her show ellen ask s gwen about blake getting serious. >> when he popped the question about you being his mentor, how did he do that? >> did you rehearse that before? >> yeah. i did. i thought of that one. >> i want to be on that show as much as possible. it's hard to talk without laughing. i got so much out of it. >> you did. >> clearly she didn't need to clarify what she meant. >> that's fun. al, let's get a check of the
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weather. >> let's show you what we got going on for today. snow here in the great lakes. wet weather moving through boston and new england. that will clear out rather quickly. western two-thirds of the country nice and dry. we look for temperatures today 80s and 70s in the southwest. fairly mild in the east with temperatures in the 50s and 60s down through the gulf coast. windy conditions along the mid atlantic coast to the northeast with wet weather. windy condition, we have beautiful weather on tap today with a lot of sunshine. right now we're in the mid-50s and heading into the mid-70s this afternoon. we could be setting some new records, and we're looking at a high in the peninsula at 74 degrees, 76 degrees in the east bay and tri-valley 77 degrees. also 77 in the north bay while san francisco is looking at 71 degrees. a few high clouds will start to stream in later on this evening,
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and by tomorrow we could see some scattered showers spaerm in the north bay during the evening and that is your latest weather. >> our week long series up for the job where we take on during the eveningling along he price of one, kathie lee and hoda. >> as dog lovers and owners we figured we would be groomers for the day. our friends opened their very nice doors to us. >> the tails were wagging, dogs were barking and other stuff flowing. how did we do? >> let's take a look. >> what are we doing? >> i'm not sure what we are doing. >> an internship of some sort. >> this is the spot. >> we are supposed to learn how to groom dogs. >> we both have dogs and love dogs. i'm extremely interested in
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learning how to do gland expression. that will be helpful in my home life. >> i'm nauseous. >> i'm excited. >> hi. >> nice to meet you. >> we want tolearn how to be groomers. >> come with me. >> here is a nice dog for you to try. >> you are not going to assist? >> i'm going to watch. >> are you ready? >> she is definitely -- >> careful. >> there is poop on her butt. >> she is like thanks a lot. >> i don't want to touch it. >> where are you going? underneath? >> you have to get her belly. >> she has a lot of soap here. >> this is fun, i'm sorry.
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>> she does not like to be sprayed back there. she said no thank you. she doesn't like it. some women don't like that. >> you ready? she doesn't look like it. you are bending her neck too much. you are such a good dog. >> here we go. >> some of it went in my mouth. >> what is this? what is happening? >> this is where we take care of other people's dogs. >> they come in the morning and stay all day. hello, everybody. >> hi. >> good babies. everybody wants some love. >> i'm getting scared. there is a lot happening.
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>> found some doody. >> where? >> right here. >> ew. >> that is going to need a scouring pad. it makes you want to take home a little brother or sister? >> maybe. i'm not sure but we have been hard at work today. >> it has been fun. they are so sweet. >> so happy right now. >> brush their teeth. >> let's walk the dogs. >> we have to make sure -- >> let's go. >> i'm exhausted. >> i'm trying. >> hold on. >> you are so heavy. >> it was fun. >> they were really sweet. >> those dogs were so happy.
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they knew every name. >> thank you. we got up early for this? >> it is worth it. see you in an hour or so. tomorrow savannah shares a few laughs with amy schumer as an intern on
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a very good morning to you. 8:26. i'm laura garcia can chb. investigator are -- shelly kitsch ner's body disappeared in february. her husband reported it and jumped from the bay bridge on tuesday. the family acknowledges both she and her husband have died. police were not officially calling him a suspect in the case, only a person of interest. a fisherman discovered the woman's torso now presumed to be tischner's on sunday. out toward 8 a 80, look at the southbound side looking really nice. we'll show you the map, the
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general trend heading toward the bay bridge it's a slower drive. things are moving better. the walnut interchange, upper east shore looks good. on the peninsula 101 slows through san mateo and palo alto. northbound routes are easing up except for 880 north at 101. there may have been an earlier stall. >> thank you very much. we'll have another local news update for you in about a half hour. hope to see you then. have a good morning.
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we're back now 8:30 on a thursday morning, the 25th day of february, 2016. the first day on the plaza and several days without rain. we are happy about that. we are happy we have a nice crowd out here. >> coming up, so excited about gerard butler, just played a big role in sunday's daytona 500. really cool. we will talk to him about all of that. hands off, why chances you are over doing it when you do some of your diy projects bayou are decreasing the value of your home. we want you to come down to the plaza and get a chance to
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win a trip to los angeles. just bring a packed bag and a friend and a poster showing us how you spend the extra 24 hours. >> straight from the plaza to l.a. for a three-night stay at the line hotel. dinner and more courtesy of discover los angeles. you have to be over 18 if you are here tomorrow rsvp at >> a cool deal. how about a check of the weather. >> looking ahead to the weekend starting with tomorrow we have sunshine here in the east but windy conditions, wet weather in the pacific northwest. warm weather through the southwest. gulf coast looking good. saturday windy around the great lakes. more rain into the pacific northwest. sunshine through the rest of the country. on sunday snow around the great
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lakes, cooler weather making its way in. more rain along the pacific northwest coast and look for the sunshine hanging around we've got another fantastic day, a view of san francisco and just clear, blue skies as our temperatures are cool to start but warming up, too. we're now at 54 degrees in san francisco, 55 degrees in oakland. napa at 49 degrees looking at highs today up to 75 in cupertino and palo alto, 70 in the richmond district. petaluma at 77, 74 in oakland and pleasanton expect a high of 76 degrees. this will be the last day of near record high temperatures before a cooldown. and that's your latest weather. the election season has been eventful and has developed thoughts and opinions, things you may not feel comfortable sharing with others. there is a place for that calls
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with content as coming in at >> interesting. seems like you are asking for trouble there. and now to one of the most sought after men in hollywood, gerard butler as a merciless god his mission is to rule the world. >> i want to live forever down there in the land i conquered, my kingdom. this should be my reward. >> you would unleash chaos. you would destroy everything. >> not destroy, create. >> you're just a god with modest ambition, world domination, seems like a sweet guy. >> he is a sweet guy when you get to know him. >> i think what is interesting we have gone there taking everything he wants to be. the rest of the movie he has this incredibly charming.
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playing different ways to bring out that quality. >> you're a god but in this movie a villain. i know you see his good side. >> that's why i wanted to do it. every now and again i feel that need to travel into another world. i get to travel into many different worlds. i stayed there a few times so it felt fun to see what it would be like. >> it really has that mystical element. these epic fight scenes and then a lot of special effects. were you kind of blown away when you saw the finished product? >> when i was younger i had a dream that i was in a movie like this. when i woke up i thought i need to visit those worlds. that's why i say every now and again i feel that need. when you see the film finish it blows you away. i think this film is incredibly
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artistic. it is a very rich journey. >> very beautiful, definitely. stunning. so are you, actually. you have this whole god physique going. i guess there is no god of beer bellies. >> i tried to work with that with the director. >> is there a slacker god? a god who looks cheetos? >> he doesn't like the fact that he can't be fat. >> you had to workout all the time. >> a lot of training. i'm used to doing it now. there is the element at the beginning where you have to put down the chee tos and cheeseburgers. >> like once the shoot is over
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do you slack off? >> the worst. every time i say i'm not going to do it. i'm going to stay fit. normally within two or three weeks i'm not looking good. >> the daytona 500, how cool was it? you were the grand marshall. you got to say drivers start your engines. was that the moment of your life right there? >> did you practice the line? do i do it soft or like the god of egypt? >> i had a sore throat so i was worried it would come out -- what a blast. my folks are there next to me. my mom and step dad and my aunt. my mom came up and was like that was good. you did a good job. >> thanks. and then the photo finish.
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epic. >> i saw denny hamlin being interviewed and he had written a letter when he was 7 years old saying when i grow up i'm going to win the daytona 500. >> that is amazing. >> gods of egypt hits theaters. young people breaking barriers and changing the world. first this is "today" on nbc. hey pal? you ready?
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can you pick me up at 6:30? ah... (boy) i'm here! i'm here! (cop) too late. i was gone for five minutes! ugh! move it. you're killing me. you know what, dad? i'm good. (dad) it may be quite a while before he's ready, but our subaru legacy will be waiting for him. (vo) the longest-lasting midsize sedan in its class. the twenty-sixteen subaru legacy. it's not just a sedan. it's a subaru. >> time for looking back moving forward in honor of black history month. >> young african-americans making history. honoring 28 game changers under the age of 28 who are breaking barriers in everything from politics to entertainment. we are happy to highlight some of them. >> black history month is about looking back at who paved the way and also about looking
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forward. nbc blk 28 was created to honor innovators, entrepreneurs, actors, activists at the top of their field redefining what it means to be black in america today. the young people aren't just changing the black community, they are changing communities all over this country. kai lightner is a pro rock climber, three time american winner and a world championship title to his game. >> it is almost ingrained with them. my whole life. >> i started climbing when i was 6. >> pushing myself was contagious for me. once i was able i always wanted to push myself to win the next competition and be the best climber that i can be. >> i climb about three hours a day. >> i'm thinking about the next
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solution or what am i going to do next? the type of climbing that i do is based upon difficulty and not height. i will keep going and keep climbing. >> creating this field of design and technology and weaving them together. >> i started sewing when i was around 8. i make a lot of my own clothes. so with that i don't -- we work to help them innovate.
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>> google had a program for me to make animations and they wanted the dress. >> that dress itself, they chose the silhouette and then from there it was kind of organizing the electronic inside of the garment. so exciting and she looked beautiful in it. >> nate howard founded movement be to amplify young voices of this generation. >> focussed on working with young adults and youth. the goal is using poetry to inspire a generation to be the best they can be to hone the story and let the stories inspire others.
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>> in 2013 i was celebrating and showed up to my house and shut the party down. i was arrested. >> we will not stop. >> that's when i knew i had to speak up. i realized that i had to hold on to what this movement could be. there is something about poetry that allows you to kind of speak to your heart. at the end of the day when everyone writes their story the is the best story because it is yours. >> just a foot note we should mention no one was charged including nate howard in that 2013 incident. you want to learn more about the nbc blk 28 honorees head to coming up next, don't do it yourself. the home projects we have
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tackled that can actually hurt your house. first
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are you killing your home with kindness, from excessive cleaning to constant repainting you may be doing more harm than good. here to keep you from becoming a home wrecker in a different way. we are not going to shake hands because we are both recovering. how are you doing? >> fine and you? >> fine. >> fewer chores at home. let's start with paint. if i see a door like that i'm going to repaint it. >> a new coat of paint isn't always your friend. paint wants to stay flexible. going over this paint with a new paint is a problem. >> is it okay if you take the paint down to the wood and start from scratch?
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>> scrape it, sand and then repaint. >> touchups aren't necessarily good. starting from scratch is probably better. >> just don't go over the bad stuff. >> get a clean surface and do a few job. >> let's talk about insulation. if you own an old home probably built without proper insulation by today's standards. >> if you are feeling cold you want more insulation in the house. here is the problem. come to my dollhouse. >> i didn't know you have a dollhouse. >> some houses are designed to have attic vented. right here is the soffit. it allows in fresh air and that is a good thing. but the insulation would go right here in the attic.
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if you go too far up you can choke down that attic and that can lead to mold and can exacerbate ice dams. >> we do, however, want to seal air leaks. >> and they are all over the house. this is just as important as insulating. there are pipes and wires coming through walls and floors and ceilings. that is where conditioned air can come up through and into spaces where you don't need it. here is a can of sealer. we spray it in there. >> did you fill up the holes, you can seal the penetration and leave that behind. >> you're fine. >> much more efficiency. >> cleaning windows and mirrors. how is it possible to clean a mirror too much? >> a mirror has -- behind it it
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has a reflective surface. that cleaner that you put on there could have ammonia or vinegar which could be aggressive. if it gets behind the frame it can attack the silver backing. if you are going to use that i say spray the rag and then clean as opposed to spraying it on the glass and having it go behind or you can just use a lent free cloth with warm water and do your cleaning that way. >> what about people who say they use newspapers? >> god bless. >> does it work? >> yes. there is not that much dirt. professional guys use newspapers all the time. >> take me to the tiles here. people get obsessive about the tiles. they want them to always look clean and they will treat them so they seal them and nothing can get on them. >> seal them like crazy. >> too much sealing is a problem. it can make the granite or the
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marble look dull and streaky. 0 o be sealed. we put water on this marble. the water has absorbed into the marble. that means this needs to be sealed. over here this granite doesn't need to be sealed because there is no difference between where the water is or isn't. we say seal it. as a rule of thumb how often would you end up sealing tile or stone like this in. >> three months or a year but we suggest drop the water on there and see if it soaks in. if it doesn't you are good to go. >> thank you. we'll be right back. this is "today" on nbc.
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8:53. time for today's birthday wishes. >> we have very accomplished folks to celebrate. let's start with francis jasper from san antonio, texas. she is turning 100 years old, enjoys playing the piano and exercising. harry is 100 years old. he has been struck by lightning not once but twice in his lifetime, walked away both times okay. that is one lucky guy. happy 100th birthday to
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sophie eberly. 13 grandchildren, 18 great grand kids and 9 great great grand kids. she is a great great great grandma. helen whiteford from whiteford. she is known for her world famous fried chicken. george cowan is also 100. he visited 51 countries. very happy 100th birthday to elsie ralph. celebrate with us just head to >> love hearing about these awesome folks. and let's send it to matt.
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all right, savannah. thanks very much. earlier this week jill martin and the folks at real male helped sell clothes men hardly wear. the effort was meant to raise money for city harvest, a great organization to deliver nutritious food for those fighting hunger. jill, good morning. you've got an update for us. willie is here, as well. >> there are a lot of people around the country who are exactly your size. i'm excited to announce we are officially sold out. we are sold out. do you want to know how much we raised? >> yes. >> $20,000! >> really good. >> we are so pumped about this. we asked our viewers to tweet in pictures. they already have some of the clothing. so first this is dave. >> that's my coat. >> thanks for the awesome coat. thumb's up. he looks really good. he must be exactly your size. then we have abbie who got a
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very special surprise from her mother from you, so take a look. >> what man do you love the most that is famous? >> who did you go to see? >> al roker! >> that is one of your ties. isn't that fabulous? so i want to say 100% of the proceeds go to charity. >> that . good morning. 8:56 on thursday. i'm sam brock. back so soon? you better believe it. the behemoth of boasts is making its second appearance. the benjamin franklin rolled through the golden gate and plotted its way under the bay bridge. this is the largest container ship ever to operate in the united states, longer than the empire state building, wider than a football field and stands 20 stories high. the 1300-foot vessel can carry
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up to 18,000 shipping containers. it is now back at the port of oakland. you can see it for yourself. it's expected to be on its way as soon as tomorrow. also happening right now, we've just posted new video of the benjamin franklin passing through the bay. look on our facebook. the discovery of human body parts tied to a missing woman and her husband's suicide. right now bob redell trying to get more answers from fremont police. he'll have a live report at 11:00. you can also look for updates on twitter. why wait until sunday? when it comes to this year's oscars, find out right now who will win and who should win. boost your chances in your oscar pool with a link to some fearless predictions under the entertainment headlines of our website. go to see you in 25. avo: when sends craig wilson a ready for you alert the second his room is ready, ya know what he becomes? client: great proposal! let's talk more over golf. craig: great. client: how about over tennis craig: even better. avo: a game changer!
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the oscars. we have a preview. then a wild adventure to a winter wonderland. a five-ingredient dinner you can whip up in minutes. all that and more coming up next. from nbc news this is "today's take" with al roker, willie geist and tamron hall live from studio 1 a in rockefeller plaza. >> welcome to "today." warm day today.
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al, your morning jam. >> "cheeseburger in paradise." i'm going to be cooking at the burger bash. >> do i have to recuse myself? i'm judging. >> i'm looking for all fixes i can get. >> yours is going to be a good burger sblmpt dei r burger. >> i go down tomorrow. >> then we cook on the beach. >> then we are going to l.a. for the oscars. >> we are a married couple this weekend. >> we are. >> okay. >> more on that coming up. let's talk about the oscars sunday night. >> you guys are going to be there. a lot of story lines to talk about here. a lot of people want to know is leo dicaprio going to win best
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actor? best picture category, different kinds of movies. the big short, bridges of spies, more of a spot lighty movie or big with revenant? >> split on where the awards are landing. it will be interesting. >> a fun night. one thing hanging over is diversity of hollywood question. chris rock is hosting. a lot of people can't wait to see the opening ten minutes of the monologue. he talked about the gig with the hollywood reporter. >> a pretty decent monologue and be funny throughout the show. if you get off on the wrong foot, though, it is a real hard hole to dig out of. i'm only there because ellen didn't want to do the show. only here because ellen said no. she did so good the last time
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she hosted the show that is the standard. >> ellen world famous selfie a couple of years ago. >> it is about the monologue. the first five minutes set the tone. that is where you know he is killing it. >> you remember the talk about should he boycott. he said what a great challenge and responsibility to walk out there. i think he is going to -- >> you have a friend -- >> i was with somebody last night who works at a small comedy club where chris rock is trying out some of the material. it is out there. >> cannot wait. by the way, in honor of the oscars and throwback thursday hollywood reporter came up with
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100 most memorable movie quotes. number one, frankly my dear i don't give a damn. others include shaken not stirred. we have chosen our favorites. >> you're going to need a bigger boat. >> one of the best moments of movie history. >> mine all time classic. >> what we got here is failure to communicate.
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some man who just can't reach. >> how often do we use that line? >> a little bit of a different direction. >> very deep. >> i don't know how to put this, but i'm kind of a big deal. >> really? >> people know me. >> i'm very happy for you. >> i'm very important. i have many leatherbound books and my apartment smells of rich mahogany. [ laughter ] >> one of the great pickup scenes. that line never gets old for me. >> we have to rewatch that. so good. >> i understand you had a rough night as a parent. >> a true parenting confession, worst moment. my husband is away on business. he tasks me with taking the kids
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to soccer. i have taken them to where they play soccer all the time. it's pouring rain yesterday. do you remember how bad it was. so i'm driving along completely missed the turn and driving anywhere in new jersey you miss a turn you end up on a juggernaut. i ended up practically coming back into the city. it was the whole time what i feel so bad about, it was an ex pltive-ridden ride for my children. 30 minutes of f bombs, gd. my poor kids got quiet. it was like crickets in the back seat. quietest i have heard them. >> were you mad at the car for taking you there? >> yes, because i tell you, she told me go south on the new jersey turnpike and now go north and now go south. is it south or north?
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make up your mind. in the middle of the night my husband is like he just said the gd word. my kids are in shell shock this morning. >> did you say maybe i should tone it down a little bit? >> i looked at them a couple of times and they were just like -- they were holding each other's hands to get through this. it will be okay. >> has the school called yet? i'm such a bad parent. i'm sorry and sorry to the soccer coaches. >> i was crying in the car last night. i was like we're going home. >> the good news is the kids made mommy a drink. >> the first thing i did when i walked in the door is poured a big glass of moment. i'm not the only one.
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>> oh, boy. >> we want to hear yours. >> she was about 7 or 8 and i realiz realized after being intimate that there was maybe a witness. >> making it sound like a crime. >> i said what are you doing? >> nothing. >> where are you? >> nowhere. i realized i think i traumatized -- >> leading into the open this morning. >> mommy and daddy are wrestling. >> sometimes mommy and daddy are wrestling. >> daddy is winning!
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[ laughter ] >> willie, you are up. >> how can i follow those two? >> you have something. you have material. >> i'll tell you one thing, we bought a house recently and the previous owner had a pizza oven out there. and i can't do it. so the kids are out there with me. two hours of prep. i try to get the pizza in and it sticks to the thing. >> did you put the corn meal? >> you need to ask al first. i took the thing and launched it in the backyard like a javelin and they never forgotten that. that was really scary. >> just the other day i was trying to be politically correct dad and talking about dating and things and she says when you
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bring a boy home. >> or a girl. sfwl and she says great my dad thinks i'm gay. i don't think you are gay. there is nothing wrong with that. whoever you want to bring home we're fine with that. we love you. >> i feel like i got something off my chest. >> that was all for natalie. >> thank you, people. >> after that i think we should do some math. we are going to try to play it live. want you to play along at home. take a look and do as this man says.
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♪ >> okay. show it to us. >> didn't work for me. >> it's so weird. did not work for me. >> what are we missing? >> leslie got 7. >> our stage director -- >> we wrote 9 and you two with 8. >> that was fascinating.
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>> was there another element to this? >> i think because you come up with the math so you are thinking about one of the numbers. >> i'm glad you didn't get upset about it and start swearing. >> like a sailor. let's show you what is going on as far as your weather is concerned. facebook, real quick, big vacuum cleaner,'stake. over 300,000. register and get that vacuum cleaner. we are looking at snow. here is the rain. was it awful yesterday? at least eight people died sadly. we are talking 32 tornadoes possible, a real mess over the last two days. earlier today wind gusts up to 40. poor visibility on i-75. i-80, 90 as well. tomorrow things calm down. much calmer weather but we are looking for the next couple of
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days heavy amount of snow as you get into west virginia. cleveland may see two our temperatures are gradually warming up across the bay area. we are almost to 60 degrees already in the east bay. we're heading into the 70s this afternoon. these temperatures are well above average and reaching 71 degrees in san francisco. this should be the last day that we have these very warm temperatures before a cold front moves in heading into tomorrow afternoon and into the evening, some scattered showers will be possible, especially for the north bay, while most of the rest of the bay area may miss out on that rain. >> it's an electrolux blender, not a vacuum cleaner. christine and adam picked 7. who else? leslie. and christine down stairs.
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you are always out in the elements. we decided to check out these ice bikes. >> you look ridiculous. >> i didn't know it was going to happen. i have my sneakers on. >> this winter has been pretty easy this year. i decided to head to augusta, new jersey and bundle up to head indoors where they have all things ice including more than 100 ice sculptures. i'm no stranger to brutal temperatures. >> we have been below freezing. >> reporter: shivered through some of the worst on record. my next assignment may be the quirkiest yet. the first time i'm seeing snow in weeks. it is about 36 degrees but i hear there is a place inside where it is much colder and much more like the winter i'm used to. i got to chill out at the frozen in ice event at the skylands stadium. it is a crisp 28 degrees inside.
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>> i wasn't expecting to see my breath the whole time i was here. that is all i have been seeing so far. >> it is cold. we tell everyone hat, gloves, snow pants. i see you are ready for the slide. >> reporter: the main attraction a 50 foot ice slide. on to the ice maze with a little help from new friends. >> i'm justing you. it's icy in here. are you sure this is right? again! more than 100 ice sculptures in this building. i think i found my favorite. it took two hours to create
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sculptures of our weather team. al, what is happening in your neck of the woods? next up in this winter wonderland? a house made entirely of ice. early morning, time for a nap. wow. hot cup is good. there is no place to warm up around here. hot chocolate won't do the trick. this is great. much better. in here it is 28 degrees, no snow, lots of ice. now i'm going to peek out the window. i channelled my inner princess elsa on the giant ice throne.
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time to end my ice adventure with a sweet treat. >> nice little smoers with some friends. >> you always end a cold day with smoerz. you want to get out and enjoy it while you can. i have to give a big thanks to sculpted ice works for making my face in ice and al, too. it was pretty awesome. it took about two hours to do. >> our today's take logo. i don't know how they get the color in there. >> i have heels on. >> there we go. >> and they're off. >> this going to be expletive-ridden ride hi, i'm here with some advice from the future don't buy makeup that settles into lines, it ages you. get simply ageless makeup from covergirl and olay.
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to seal out water, dirt and germs, cover with a water block clear bandage from band-aid brand. ==topvo==invtigats are now tyin recent discoverof a good thursday morning at 9:26. i'm sam brock. right now investigators are tying the recent discovery of body parts near the dumbarton bridge to a missing brisbane woman. the woman disappeared in mid-february. her husband, paul, reported it to police. he then jumped to his death from the bay bridge on tuesday night. authorities are not yet confirming her death but the family acknowledges both she and her husband have died. police were not officially calling him a suspect in that case, only a person of interest. a fisherman discovered the torso of a woman on sunday now presumed to be hers. in oakland an old friend returning this morning. the founding father of mega cargo ships is making its second bay area appearance. "the benjamin franklin" coming from asia rumbled underneath the
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golden gate bridge this morning, then headed under the bay bridge, too. this is actually the largest container ship ever to operate in the united states. it's longer than the empire state building, wider than a football field and stands 20 stories high. the 1,300 foot vessel can carry up to 18,000 shipping containers. it is now back at the port of oakland and expected to be on its way as soon as tomorrow. what kind of whether will they have out there? kari has your weather and traffic after the break. every wonder what nature valley is made of?
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♪ that's what we're made of. no artificial colors. no artificial flavors. no artificial sweeteners. nature valley granola bars. and now introducing delicious biscuits with almond butter or peanut butter. good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. bright, beautiful, sunny day looking at san francisco. another one. and as we go into the rest of the day, our temperatures will be warming up from here where it is 58 degrees there. 57 san carlos and san jose. 52 degrees in livermore. expect a high of 78 degrees today in gilroy, while redwood city is at 76. 71 in the financial district. napa looking at 76 degrees. also 76 degrees today in dublin.
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let's see what's happening on the roads with mike. we've been watching this problem for quite some time. over half-an-hour. we are seeing some recovery north 280, the crash is starting to recover now slow out of san jose. 880 also recovers from an earlier crash around 101. rest of the bay, east bay recovering. southbound a crash over in freemont has cleared about 20 minutes ago. now better flow of traffic as well as for 880 northbound for the bay bridge. so much for thursday light. thank you very much, mike. we'll be back in 25 minutes with another update.
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apple ceo says it would be bad for america if his company were to comply with the fbi's demand for help unlocking an encrypted iphone used by one of the san bernardino shooters. apple is pressing for congress to referee the ongoing battle with the feds. encouraging news this morning. this year's flu vaccine is one of the most effective in years. they say so far people who got the vaccine were 59% less likely to get sick. the cdc recommends just about everyone get a flu shot every year but only about half of americans actually do. >> matt did get the flu shot unfortunately didn't work for him. it was a dramatic day in
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court on wednesday in the civil lawsuit brought by sports reporter erin andrews. after videos of her naked went viral. the videos were taken through the peep hole of erin's hotel room by michael barrett who was convicted of stalking and spent 30 months in prison. >> first time in my life as her father i i didn't know if she was safe. >> erin is suing barrett, the national marriott and her management company at the time for $75 million. the lawsuit claims barrett asked to be put in the room next to andrews and the hotel was negligent for doing so. the hotel maintains it did nothing raung. air travelers could have a new choice below economy class.
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by the end of the year united and american airlines will offer no option to upgrade, make changes or collect miles. the tickets are designed to help airlines better compete with discount carriers. >> travel in cargo. you don't see him. he is off to the side. take a look at this. the frightening scene caught on camera at a convenience store in kentucky. the man on the right, sparks erupting from his pants. he runs outside where a clerk douseathize flames. loose cigarette batteries should never be in the pocket with keys and loose objects. wet weather in the pacific northwest. winds move away into new england. plenty of sunshine through the
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gulf. beautiful day in the southwest. saturday we have rain making its way into the pacific northwest. heat continues in the southwest. sunday windy around the great lakes and into the another beautiful day across the bay area. our temperatures continue to warm up. we're in the upper 50s now and we'll be seeing highs in san francisco up to 71 degrees. a few high clouds will start to stream in later on today. 76 degrees for a high expected in the east bay, and 74 in the peninsula. the south bay and the north bay in the upper 70s. we may be setting some new records this afternoon. we'll be keeping tabs on that. a chance ever rain in the forecast for the north bay especially late tomorrow evening. thank you very much. we are three days away from hollywood's biggest night. you have time to put together a nice oscar bash.
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>> a senior lifestyle editor at >> days away you can roll out the red carpet for your guests. this is a real red carpet. we lined it with topiaries like you would in l.a. you can do house plants. you can do this affordbly. you want to have a photo op. you want to make guests feel like a star. we have a cutout. take a little selfie so we take a pick. >> amazing. >> he does this on every red carpet. >> the garland here and lined it with light up marquis so you feel like you are under the lights. you can give your guests a little momento for the night. or the selfie stick. people might want to take photos
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with their own cameras so they can socialize their red carpet experience. have guests arrive so that you can watch the red carpet rollout and rate their red carpet look whether they love the look or don't love the look as celebrities come down the red carpet. >> tell us about the beverages. >> these are sparkling drinks. >> these are tuxedo glasses. only took me seven minutes. and here this is the best picture party. all named after -- we have gummy bears for revenant, mars bars for the martian. the dove bars, a nod to bridge
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of spies to negotiate and create peace and pay day for the big short. so instead of big bowls of popcorn which usually ends up on the floor individual servings in upturned party hats. >> tell us about the food. >> heavy from beef tenderloins to krut ones. if you do something as simple as cheese do presentation. this is actually a movie nod for brooklyn because the main character is from ireland. only three days away so this is a local new york city florist. have them put something pretty together for you. >> these are oscar cookies. my party guests are diverse so i have vanilla cookies and chocolate cookies.
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some are brown and tan. my diverse party guests are represented here. each one of these are little nods to the academy awards category. so we have best speaker of foreign languages, best supportive spouse. best friend in a leading role and best guesser of winners. which takes us to our last party theme. instead of an official ballot that you mark this is a ballot on the wall. you put the categories up on the big stars. each guest puts their best guesses up in their handwriting. the ones that are losers you can assess who is winning. >> you are amazing. you thought of everything i think. thank you. >> you can find these ideas and more at actually, philly was the first capital. oh, honey... no
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typical tuna nicoise. >> it is nice and rare. we let that go about 10 to 15 seconds each side. >> there is nothing wrong with having a nice bottled tuna, as well. we will make a mustard vinegarette. we have egg yoke with mustard in there. only a touch of ginger and touch of the water. salt and pepper again. >> can you turn it there for me? >> thank you, thank you. then we put our top on like this. we will keep that and we are going to blend it. we are going to slowly pour the oil just like that.
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looking nice. then we have the beautiful vegetables. we have artichokes, these are all cooked. we braise the artichoke. you can get a nice bottled marinated artichoke and then here is mustard vinaigrette. >> can you stir this? just give it a nice stir. >> this is so easy. >> i wanted to make it easy for my cooks. if the time comes i want it to be easy for the home cook, as well. so we try to make it simple. simple is key and also fresh ingredients. let the ingredients shine on their own. and then the tuna. going to give it a nice slice. >> just like 10 to 15 seconds each side. keep it nice and rare. if you want it cooked more you
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years. i was just looking at the hazel nuts. that says a lot about you. >> so fortunate to resonate with such a wide audience. >> doing "all for you"? >> let's hear it. take it away. ♪ ♪ finally i figured out it took a long, long time ♪ ♪ there's been time ♪ just can't turn and walk away ♪ ♪ it's hard to say what it is i see in you ♪ ♪ wondering if i'll always be
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with you ♪ ♪ words can't say it i can't do enough to prove it's all for you ♪ ♪ i thought i'd seen it all but it's been a long, long time ♪ ♪ but trip and fall wondering if i'm flying ♪ ♪ there's been times ♪ so confused ♪ just can't turn and walk away ♪ ♪ it's hard to say what it is i see in you ♪ ♪ if i'll always be with you ♪ words can't say it, i can't do enough to prove it's all for you ♪ ♪ baby rain comes pouring down,
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falling from the sky ♪ ♪ falling from the sky ♪ words without a sound coming from your eyes ♪ ♪ ♪ finally i figured out but it took a long, long time ♪ ♪ and now maybe because i'm trying ♪ ♪ there's been times ♪ i'm so confused
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♪ just can't turn and walk away ♪ ♪ it's hard to say what it is i see in you ♪ ♪ if i'll always be with you ♪ words can't say, i can't do enough to prove it's all for you ♪ ♪ ♪ if i'll always be with you ♪ words can't say i can't do enough to prove it's all for you ♪ ♪ yeah ♪ hard to say ♪ it's all for you
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♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> wow. sister hazel. >> thanks for getting that song stuck in our head. >> we are back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. >> one more time! ♪
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good morning ladies. >> how are you? >> what do you have coming up? >> we are going to wash some dogs. >> we are grooming again. and we have ambush makeovers. we have
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=trx at ck= ck palo alto01 temperatures will quickly warm up today and a lot of sunshine. we're seeing that as we take a look at all of our microclimate now. 71 degrees will be the tie today in san francisco. 76 in the east bay and 77 expected today in the
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tri-valley. 78 in the south bay while the pings pin peninsula is looking at 74 degrees as we have this last very warm day. we'll start to have more clouds moving in for tomorrow and also a chance of showers especially for the north bay into the afternoon. let's get an update on how the roads are moving now with mike. they're moving pretty well here. the specific shot of palo alto, we lose the lane just south of university. the map looks a little more dramatic than that on the scene but we also had an earlier crash that cleared about 15 minutes ago. so recovery. northbound route through san jose much better. compression southbound through freemont for 680 and 880, beret bridge toll plaza still on the light. still happening -- discovery of a human body parts near the dumbarton bridge being tied to a missing woman and her husband's suicide. live report at 11:00. look for updates on our twitter.
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woomplts a we are monitoring the arrival of "the benjamin franklin" back into the bay area. it is the largest cargo ship.
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this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb. live, from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hello, everybody! guess what? >> thirsty thursday. february 25th. >> i just read the other day, i had no idea this is a leap year. >> it's a leap year! >> we'll have to have another day of february! >> 29 days. how about people's whose birthdays are on the 29th? >> i know, i wonder if they celebrate on the 28th. not the 1st of march. >> i would wait. how about gwen stefani. that song about blake shn.


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