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good morning. holy war of words. donald trump responds after the pope questions his faith for wanting to build a wall along the mexican border. >> he has an awfully big wall at the vatican. i'll tell you. >> we'll talk to donald trump live. on the democratic side, hillary clinton is booed for a dig at bernie sanders. >> doesn't know what the last democratic president did. it's true. it's true. >> as our new poll shows that
moment of impact. a sight seeing helicopter crashes near pearl harbor. five people injured. one critically. one person says it is the pilot's actions that saved lives. paying respects. the body of justice antonin scalia set to lie in repose at the supreme court today. president obama scheduled to be there, but facing growing criticism over his decision not to attend tomorrow's funeral. an alarming surge. the dramatic increase in flu cases nationwide. what you can do to ward off the virus. today, friday, february 19th, 2016. >> announcer: this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live in studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning. it's friday morning. i'm savannah alongside willie geist. matt will be back on monday. >> we talked earlier about how remarkable it is we had george w. bush, president obama and
the race. enter the pope. >> don't mix religion and politics, not applying to this race. it is a big story this morning. the presidential candidates are making their final pitches ahead of tomorrow's democratic caucus in nevada, and the republican primary in south carolina. as willie mentioned, this election has taken another strange twist, with this back and forth between donald trump and the pope. we will talk to mr. trump live in a moment. we want to begin our decision 2016 coverage this morning with nbc national correspondent peter alexander. good morning. >> savannah, good morning to you. south carolina, of course, debate. the fighting has gone from surprising to surreal. here's where things stand on the you can see the race is tightening. donald trump, according to the new nbc news/wall street journal poll out this morning, up five points over ted cruz. down to a 16-point advantage he had one month ago. marco rubio and jeb bush in a
>> reporter: donald trump now diffusing what began as a holy war of words. >> i don't like fighting with the pope. i think he's doing a very good job. the pope is a wonderful guy. >> reporter: the donald versus the pope started hours earlier. >> for a religious leader to question a person's faith is disgraceful. >> reporter: pope francis after praying on the mexican side of the u.s. border responded by challenging the republican front runner's proposal to build a wall. a person who thinks only about building walls and not bridges, his holiness told reporters, is not christian. trump arguing the pope would be blessed to have him in the white house. >> if and when the vatican is attacked by isis, which as everyone knows, is isis' ultimate trophy, i can promise you that the pope will have only wished and prayed that donald trump would have been president. >> reporter: a top trump aide tweeting this picture, showing
walls. >> he has a big wall at the vatican. >> reporter: trump is also facing questions over a 2002 howard stern interview, in which the billionaire said he supports the war in iraq, despite the recent claims that he opposed it. >> are you for invading iraq? >> yeah, i guess so. um, you know, i wish it was -- i wish the first time, it was done correctly. >> reporter: he tried to clarify his remarks. >> probably the first time anybody asked me that question. by the time the war started, i was against the war. >> reporter: for all the campaign season's nastiness, emotional moments, too. >> i would hope in the lord and in my friends, and now i found it in my presidential candidate that i support. i'd really appreciate one of those hugs you've been talking about. [ applause ] >> reporter: like john kasich, struggling with personal
>> a powerful and moving moment there. 24 hours to go. no room for error for these candidates. all of them pulling out the stops, including jeb bush, whose mom, barbara bush, 90 years old, will be back on the trail today. back to you. >> peter, thank you so much. donald trump is with us now on the phone. mr. trump, good morning. >> good morning. >> let's see if we can clear something up that has become an issue in south carolina. the question is whether or not you said that the bush administration lied to get us into the war in iraq. here is exactly what you said at the debate on saturday night. we will roll the tape. >> they lied. they said there were weapons of mass destruction. there were none, and they knew there were none. >> here's what you said last night at a cnn town hall when asked by a voter, who didn't like the sentiment, whether you'd be willing to reconsider. we'll roll that tape. >> would you be willing to rethink that? >> a lot of people agree with what i said. i'm not talking about lying. i'm not talking about not lying.
it seemed like you backed off that claim a little bit last night. are you still saying that the bush administration lied to get us into iraq? >> i'm not saying anything one way or the other. >> you did. >> savannah, i'm saying that as far as i'm concerned, the decision to go into iraq was probably one of the worst decisions ever made in the history of our country. it led to the total destabilization of the middle east and everything now. it's a total disaster. >> i'm sorry to interrupt but to this specific issue, there are voters in south carolina that are seizing on this. whether or not you accused the bush administration of lying. >> i think you're seizing on it. i don't think the voters are seizing on it. i don't know if he lied or not. he could have lied. maybe he did and maybe he didn't. i guess you'd have to ask him. whatever, the decision to go into the middle east, iraq, was one of the worst decisions in
we spent $2 trillion in iraq. we lost thousands of lives and we have wounded warriors who i love all over the place. that was the decision. iran is taking over iraq. we lost and have been humiliated there. if you go in, you go in to win. but the war in iraq was one of the worst decisions. why he made it, there were no weapons of mass destruction. he said there were weapons of mass destruction. there were no weapons of mass destruction. it's been a horrible decision. maybe the worst decision ever made by the united states. >> mr. trump, it's willie geist. let's take up that question of iraq. you have said as one of the pillars of your foreign policy credentials that you had the wisdom to know it would be a bad idea to invade iraq. that it would be a disaster. you said you said that in 2003 and 2004. last night, buzzfeed unearthed a clip of you talking to howard stern september 11th, 2002, where you were asked, should we go into iraq and you said, yeah, i guess so.
trump, is, are you exaggerating how strong you were against the war? i know you've said things down the road that put you out there as someone who was against the war, but are you exaggerator how hard you were against it? >> no. that was long before the war started. by the time the war started and you have documentation of this, by the time the war started, i was against it. don't forget, i wasn't a politician. nobody cared about my opinion. that was just a question asked of me. i was a civilian. i was an entrepreneur. >> at the time, did you think it was a good idea? >> to go into the war? >> in 2002. >> it was a disaster. but the question was asked in 2002, long before the war started. by the time the war started, i was against it and immediately after it started and for many years, i've been against it. i said it'll destabilize the middle east and iran will take over the middle east.
with pope francis. we heard about what you had to say about that, and you feel maybe pope francis didn't say something as initially harsh as you were initially told. you said yesterday no leader, especially a religious leader, should have a right to question another man's religious and faith. i was struck by that. over this last week, and even on friday, a week ago, you tweeted about ted cruz. how can ted cruz be an evangelical christian when he lies so much and is so dishonest. it appears you have been questioning another person's faith. >> no, i'm not. ted cruz told many lies. he got caught. you'll be reporting on one in a while, what he did with marco rubio, with a false ad he put out. what he did to ben carson in iowa. >> you questioned his faith, whether or not the fact you say he's a liar makes him less of a christian. >> no, i didn't. >> how can he be an evangelical christian when he lies so much
>> i'm not questioning his faith. i say that ted cruz holds up the bible and then lies. he's been caught on almost all occasions. he did voter violation forms, which is a fraud. he did so many things so bad. i've never seen anything like it. marco rubio called him an absolute liar. he's never seen anything like it. i've never seen a politician do that. ted cruz lies. everybody knows he lies. it's disgraceful and, yet, he says he's an evangelical christian. that's his -- i'm not -- i'm just saying he says it. >> mr. trump, thank you so much. i think we cut it out -- the cell phone signal cut out but i think we got it. thank you so much. we appreciate it. >> thank you, mr. trump. things are getting tighter on the democratic side. look at our new poll. nbc news/marist poll. hillary clinton leads bernie sanders nationally. 53%/42%. a month ago, secretary clinton was up 25 points. andrea mitchell is following that race.
>> good morning to you, willie. within hours of bernie sanders calling bill clinton's achievements disastrous, hillary clinton came out swinging against her rival at the msnbc town hall. >> i don't know where all this comes from because maybe it's that senator sanders wasn't really a democrat until he decided to run for president. >> reporter: it was the first time hillary clinton so fiercely attacked bernie sanders for not being a real democrat. >> he doesn't even know what the last two democratic presidents did. you know what, it's true. it's true. >> reporter: firing back at sanders for saying in 2011 that president obama should face a primary challenger. >> the idea that there can be a primary with different ideas get floated and debated, it's not terrible. >> reporter: and for criticizing bill clinton. >> i happen to think bill clinton did a pretty good job as president. let's be clear, i happen to think our trade agreements from nafta, from tpp, have been a disaster.
focusing on immigration reform. including one woman, a u.s. citizen, whose husband was deported. >> what would you do to bring my husband home? >> clearly, those are not the policies that i want to see, and i will change those policies. >> how long would it take to change the policies? i've been waiting six years. >> i can't -- we will use our executive office and power as much as we can. >> reporter: later, unprompted, clinton reached out to her. >> i will end the three and ten-year bar provision, so you don't have to face that ever again. >> reporter: both were asked if they'd tackle immigration reform in their first 100 days. >> not a dictator here. it has to do with cooperation from the congress. >> i'll introduce my priority list. this is at the top of the list. >> reporter: clinton came under fire for not releasing speeches. >> i am happy to release anything i have, when everybody else does the same.
showing young women voting for sanders, he embraced his feminine side. >> i consider myself a strong feminist. in fact, gloria steinem, everybody knows she's one of the leading feminists of america, made me an honorary woman many, many years ago. >> on thursday night, both candidates showed up at a union picket line with labor a key factor in the vote for the caucuses tomorrow. they have one day left before the caucuses. it is a critical test of hillary clinton's campaign. she was once far ahead and now it's neck and neck. willie and savannah. >> senator sanders playing to the honorary woman vote in nevada. andrea, thank you. let's bring in chuck todd, moderator of "meet the press" and moderator of last night's town hall. chuck, good morning. >> we have chuck on a connection through atlanta. >> let's talk about the town hall and what's happening in the state of nevada. the polling there, i know you said before, polling is
we don't get a lot of it. it looks tight based on what we know. what was your sense of things in the room with secretary clinton and senator sanders last night? >> well, what was fascinating was the fact that, by the way, both of them got booed at different points. it was a ruckus room a little bit. i think it tells you something about what's going on in the ground in nevada. the time i spent there, it's clear to me that both campaigns agree that sanders has the momentum and the question is whether clinton's lead, which she had a week ago here, is big enough to hold for a surge that there's an expectation that sanders supporters are going to flood at the last minute, reregister and get there. >> let's talk about south carolina. february 27th for the democrats to vote there. we have a poll out of south carolina on both sides. where does that shake out? >> look, i think a lot depends on nevada. a sanders win, and i'd argue it's a must-win for sanders, but a sanders win in nevada then allows him to say, see, i can
electorate. i think it suddenly creates another week of negative headlines for clinton and it can close the gap in south carolina. a win in nevada would allow him in south carolina. that's why saturday is so important for both candidates. >> chuck todd on his way home, thank you so much. >> thanks, chuck. it is an emotional day at the supreme court where the body of justice antonin scalia will lie in repose. a public viewing ahead of funeral services tomorrow. nbc's justice correspondent pete this morning. good morning. >> good morning. final return to the supreme court. a building where he was among the longest serving justices in u.s. history. well. >> reporter: inside the supreme court's magnificent great hall, justice scalia's casket will lie in repose, an honor last given to former chief justice rehnquist in 2005.
escorted president and mrs. george w. bush as they paid their respects. today, president and mrs. obama will come to the court to do the same for justice scalia. stephen breyer, in the first public appearance of a justice since scalia's death, said his colleagues are all sad. >> he was a life force of the court and it'll be a grayer place without him. decent man who has made an enormous impression. >> reporter: tomorrow, the funeral at the basilica of the national shrine of the immaculate conception, where his son, paul, a catholic priest, will is celebrate mass. vice president biden will attend the funeral but president obama will not, prompting ted cruz to describe mr. obama this way. >> lawless and faithless president. who is eager to travel to cuba but unwilling to show up at the funeral of justice scalia. >> reporter: with republicans
appoint scalia's successor, biden told msnbc's rachel maddow the senate must act promptly on president obama's nomination to get the court back to nine justices. >> if we don't nominate someone in the next month or so, start the hearing process, they say nothing is going to happen until the next election, it won't be until next june or july before you have a supreme court justice. >> after a private ceremony this morning with a prayer and a reading, the supreme court will be open to the public for those who want to say their final good-byes. willie and savannah. >> pete williams outside the supreme court, thanks. pope francis' back and forth with donald trump is not the only reason the pope is making news this morning. on his flight back to the vatican, the pope indicated that contraceptives could be used to prevent the spread of zika, despite the church's long-standing ban. with more.
savannah, as we have seen with his comments on donald trump's border wall, pope francis can be blunt. even his closest observers were surprised by the exception he made yesterday to the church's opposition to artificial birth control. >> reporter: in pope francis' native latin america, the zika virus carried by mosquitos, is being linked to babies born with abnormally small heads. public health officials have urged women to avoid getting pregnant in a region of the world that is overwhelmingly catholic. the pope said contraception to prevent zika is the lesser of two evils compared to abortion. he said abortion is a crime, absolute evil, and likened it to what the mafia does. while surprising, francis' decision is not the first in the church history. in the '60s, the pope allowed nuns in danger of rape to use birth control. in that case as in the zika epidemic now, francis said it was a clear exception.
in latin america hailing francis as a modern pope who finds solutions. but experts insist this is not a change in church doctrine. >> this is not a blanket statement to apply to all forms of contraception at any moment, but this is dealing with a disease that's wreaking havoc in people's lives. >> now, pope francis also talked about the latest gossip here at the vatican concerning a close friendship st. john paul ii had with a female american philosopher. was it a sin? pope francis said friendship with a woman is not a sin. popes can have holy and healthy friendships with women, and popes need their input. without it, he said, men are missing something. savannah. >> anne, quite the newsy trip back to the vatican. appreciate it. let's get a first check of the weather from dylan in for al. >> not a week ago, we were talking about record cold. now, we're talking about record warm temperatures across almost the entire country.
stream that's allowing temperatures to warm up. we saw several record highs through the plains, texas, the midwest yesterday. today, we'll see highs across the areas, as well. especially through the midwest, where temperatures will be running 15 to 25 degrees above average. look through the weekend. wichita, 72 today and 74 on saturday. the 60s on sunday. jackson, mississippi, mid to upper 70s. memphis, tennessee, top up in the mid to upper 60s. this will start to spread to the east. temperatures up and down the east coast will be well above average. we're looking at highs in washington, d.c. and richmond, virginia, to top out in the mid 60s for the start of the weekend. even into monday, temperatures well above average. that's a look at the weather across the country. your local forecast is coming up in 30 seconds. re of business and take care of the people who matter most. so when your tax refund arrives, make it go a little further at walmart. from electronics, to home decor,
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colorado lawmakers are considering a new process for certifying pesticide-free marijuana. we have the details on channel 20. coors field is usually quiet but the fans will be cheering on the hockey teams, the first outdoor game happens tomorrow. we'll have the details you need to know. let's check weather and traffic with amelia earhart and tarhonda thomas. >> thanks. let's check out our morning drive. it's busy out there. sky9 is over a crash southbound 25 around thornton parkway, and it looks like the ramp is blocked. fire crews and ambulance and police are on scene and the traffic is down to two lanes. the cdot camera, parker road, jam-packed and a central corridor crash, right at university. >> today looks amazing, a sunny start.
those winds, the high wind warning has been lifted, so we're seeing an improvement as far as the winds. the gusts up to 20 and 30 mph in the south and other areas. if you are planning to go to wyoming or nebraska, take it slow. the current temperatures, 40s on the map. afternoon highs will be in the low to mid-60s. so a bit cooler than where we were yesterday. that snow has come to app end in the high country, a dry day in store for us on the front
because i'm happy 7:30 now. it's tgif. 19th of february, 2016. these folks are getting a jump start on their weekend with a visit to our rockefeller plaza. we have natalie, dylan, me and willie said this was like a slumber party. >> you were doing your nails. >> it's the truth. preview of steals and deals coming. >> i sat back like this. >> i thought we were doing a news show here. we are. we are. let's get to the headlines this morning. this is breaking this morning. u.s. war planes carrying out air strikes on an isis training camp
as many as 40 people were killed. the u.s. was reportedly targeting a senior tunisian operative linked to two militant attacks in tunisia last year. a u.s. official said that operative was likely killed in the strike. our new national poll shows bernie sanders cutting into hillary clinton's lead. 53% of voters supporting secretary clinton. 42% supporting sanders. both candidates taking part in a msnbc town hall last night, and they clashed over president obama. >> he's called him weak and disappointing, tried to get someone to run against him in the 2012 election, the primary. i just don't know where all this comes from. >> there is one of the two democratic candidates here who actually ran against barack obama. it wasn't me. >> the nevada caucus is tomorrow, while the republicans compete tomorrow in a primary in south carolina.
great hall of the supreme court building. their respects one day before funeral services. also this morning, we're crash caught on camera in hawaii. a helicopter carrying a family of four, plunging into pearl harbor. nbc national correspondent miguel almaguer has more on this one. miguel, good morning. >> willie, good morning. the national transportation safety board will be on-site later today to start their investigation. they already have what could be a critical piece of evidence. video of the last moments the chopper was airborne. >> reporter: the sightseeing helicopter was losing altitude quickly. witnesses say smoke was coming from the tail as it closed in on a crowd gathered along the shore. then it happened. slamming into the water with five people aboard. the chopper began to sink immediately. scott witnessed the crash and
victims. >> it was sputtering and came down. he put it right off the shore, where people were. as soon as people saw what was happening, they started running. >> reporter: as quickly as the helicopter went down, many along the shore plunged into the water. >> i swam in to the aircraft and the kid in the backseat was entangled in the seat belt. >> reporter: some passengers able to swim ashore, but a teenager was critically injured. everyone rushed to the hospital. >> i pray the kid is okay. i guess he's still in critical condition. >> reporter: the navy says the chopper is owned by genesis aviation, registered to jeffrey. this photo taken from his facebook page. the sightseeing company tours pearl harbor, offering stunning views of the u.s.s. arizona memorial, where the aircraft went down 20 feet offshore, directly next to a visitors' center. >> seen the helicopter sputter about 500 feet. the pilot did what i would say
>> reporter: the investigation into what went wrong has just begun. an incredible crash caught on camera that everyone was lucky to survive. >> citing privacy concerns, we know one person was listed in critical condition. the other injuries are believed to be minor, considering the force of this crash. we did reach out to the owner of the helicopter company. our calls have not yet been returned. willie. >> that video takes your breath away. miguel, thank you very much. there are new develops in apple's fight against the federal government on an order to hack into the phone of a san bernardino shooter. it's something the tech giant has done in the past. here's joe fryer. >> reporter: federal agents thursday taking evidence from the home of a relative of san bernardino shooter syed farook. >> can i talk to you real quick about the raid this morning? excuse me, can i talk to you? >> reporter: what the feds really want is access inside farook's iphone, sparking a public fight between apple and
more tech giants are backing apple, including facebook and twitter. its ceo jack dorsey writing, we stand with tim cook and apple and thank him for his leadership. the judge is ordering the company to create new software to unlock farook's phone. >> to deny government access under court order, that creates safe havens for all different kinds of bad guys. >> reporter: major tech companies get thousands of requests from law enforcement each year to hand over customer data. in many cases, faced with valid subpoenas or search warrants, the companies comply. in a court case last year in new york, prosecutors noted apple has repeatedly assisted law enforcement officers in federal criminal cases by extracting data from passcode-locked iphones. saying apple complied with at least 70 court orders since 2008. for apple, the san bernardino case is very different. apple can extract data from phones with older operating
ios 7 and earlier. farook's phone is running on ios 9 and apple says it can't extract data from those devices because they're encrypted. the company would have to build a so-called back door to get inside. apple co-founder steve wozniak says back doors are a bad idea. >> i believe that apple's brand recognition and value and profits is largely based on an item called trust and trust means you believe somebody. you believe you're buying a phone with encryption. we shouldn't have hidden back doors. >> reporter: apple has another week to respond to the court order in this battle over privacy and security. for "today," joe fryer, nbc news, los angeles. let's turn back to dylan who is in for al. >> we have cool video. firenado in missouri. the definition is a spinning vortex of flame.
it was part of a wildfire. sometimes these wildfires are so huge, they create their own wind. it's windy in the area anyway, and it helped to spread the fire. there has been no injuries reported. it's more a brush that caught fire. we are still looking at conditions today that could lead to the spread of wildfires. it's very dry. humidity is around 15%. it's also very windy. look at all these high wind warnings and advisories. 55 million people could see very gusty winds today, perhaps in excess of 65 miles per hour. especially across the northern plains. as we go through the day today, we'll see the winds start to spread into the midwest. we'll see gusts as high as 35 to 45 with isolated higher gusts. that combined with temperatures in the 60s and 70s credit saids the conditions for fires to spread. it's ahead of the cold front and behind it, we are looking at gusty conditions. up and down the east coast, not a lot going on.
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the country, they have value idated that we are seeing an uptick in the number of place s cases. cases. there are different indicators the cdc uses to try to determine the severity of the season. while they have some, they don't have all of the indicators. again, the people we reached out to have said they've seen, and the cdc is confirming, we're seeing a range of severity, from mild to severe. importantly, there have been cases, again in the young adults we generally think are the not so vulnerable group, who have gotten severe illness that has required intensive care. i always want to point that out. we know that the most vulnerable groups are the people over the age of 65 and kids under the age of 2, as well as people with chronic illnesses. if you're not vaccinated and otherwise a healthy, middle-aged adult, you could still get a severe illness if you get the flu. >> does that map and the late
this year's flu vaccine? i know this year, it wasn't very effective. >> the major train strain h1n1 is covered by this year's vaccine. a lot of people last year were saying, why should i bother getting vaccinated? >> is it too late to get vaccinated now? >> absolutely not. we see flu season go well into early may. it takes about two weeks to develop antibodies after you get vaccinated. really, now that we're seeing -- we're in the early stages of this surge of cases. it is not too late. we recommend vaccinations for everybody over the age of six months. a lot of anti-viral treatment, as well, if you're a candidate for it. speak to your health care provider if you think you're infected. >> good information. dr. azar, thank you so much. >> i got my flu shot from you and feel terrific. >> great. it went so well. just ahead on pop start,
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follow along with me if you can. can cruz campaign shared this image on thursday of senator marco rubio shaking hands with the president. there it is. not so fast. quickly, this is an image that showed cruz's team photoshoped the image with rubio and obama's faces on it. watch what happens. here's the example of the photoshop, right there. >> oh, with their left hands. >> put rubio and the president's faces on the stock photo. immediately, the #cruz photoshop look off online. rubio was edited into everything imaginable. there he is on the mona lisa. luke skywalker. he was in space. he made the faye mous oscar photo. then cruz became the meme
mockup with princess leia. miley's wrecking ball. overnight, the cruz campaign replaced the edited image with a real handshake between rubio and obama. not quick enough to beat the trend. guys? >> it was almost like intentional. a left-handed handshake, and then they had the real picture. why not go with that first? carson, thanks so lot. >> the internet was there for us with the memes. another photo that took the
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it's 8:00 on "today". coming up, when faith and families collide. >> you have no idea, the nightmare that we have been going through. >> meet the parents who say they lost their daughter to a secretive religion. everybody get golden everybody get goldie. >> i'm an actress. >> the legendary actress opens up about fame, family and the surprising new work that may be her most amazing accomplishment yet. >> it's the most important thing
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check of the top stories. >> for the presidential candidates, it's the final full day of campaigning before tomorrow's contest in nevada and south carolina. kristen welker is in las vegas. good morning. >> natalie, good morning. another busy day of campaigning here in nevada. with the caucus less than 24 hours away. thursday night at our msnbc/telemundo town hall, the candidates had their sharpest exchanges on topics from immigration to who is more loyal to president obama. >> reporter: senator sanders and secretory clinton taking direct shots at each other thursday night. >> maybe it was that sanders wasn't a democrat until he decided to run for president. it's true. >> one of the two democratic candidates here ran against barack obama. it wasn't me. >> reporter: the audience also fired up, one person again
transcripts of her golden sacks speeches. >> i'll release it when everybody else does. >> reporter: sanders pressed on his film eminism. >> gloria steinem made me a honorary woman. >> reporter: fighting to get im immigration reform done. >> it's a priority. >> you said you'll address it within the first 100 days. >> we will, jose. >> reporter: donald trump exchanging words with the pope. >> the pope is a nice guy. >> reporter: the pope said a guy who talks about building a wall is not a christian. buzzfeed unearthed a 2002 interview, where trump showed support for the iraq war, which
>> are you for the iraq war? >> i guess so. >> reporter: trump trying to clarify. >> by the time the war started, i was against the war. >> clinton is getting a boost. an endorsement from top south carolina democrat. the primary is a week away. clinton leads sanders there by 28 points. >> kristen, thank you. today, the president and first lady and the public pay their final respects to supreme court justice antonin scalia. throughout the day, thousands of people will file by his casket as his body lies in repose in court. where scalia served for almost three decades. his funeral takes place tomorrow at the basilica at the national shrine of the immaculate conception in washington. an update on a story we told you about last month. an apartment building on the edge of a crumbling cliff was torn down thursday in pacifica, california. it had been condemned years ago
it was perched precariously, in danger of falling. another apartment building right next door may be taken down, as well. it's not unusual for a member of the harlem globe globetrotters to hit a trick shot. this may be the best yet. take a look. the staples center balcony in los angeles. he heaved the ball 100 feet into the basket below. >> no way! >> nothing but net. the globetrotters are per forping forp ing -- performing at the staples center on sunday. amazing. >> i wonder how many times he tried it. >> we see them do these things all the time. >> thank you, natalie. coming up next, we'll do trending. you think it doesn't matter what you wear to the gym? it does. not just for dating. apparently, what you wear can improve your workout. >> all right. >> i totally buy that. plus, you have to see what happened when adele shows up at
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we're back now. it's 8:10. time for what's trending today. have you convinced yourself to buy fancy sneakers, thinking it might help you with your workout? or workout gear? or a cool dress, thinking i'll do better in my presentation? >> if i look the part, i'll be the part. >> i try to convince my husband all the time to buy something new. >> you're right and it's backed up by, wait for it, natalie, science. they did a study and found wearing designer names can boost your performance. >> ah-ha. see -- placebo effect. it allows us to relax and perform better. i think -- have you ever not wanted to go to the gym but you're like, i want to wear the new sports bra, whatever. >> i had the same wear of sports trl.
yourself. >> when you look cute working out, you work out harder. >> that's what you're going for, cute. >> i'm not sure that's what i'm going for when i work out. an image went viral online. 1950s. the man in the picture, he wants to keep his identity private. the man's grandson posted his picture on reddit and the grandpa. >> easy, easy. we shared this story on our facebook page and it went wild. a lot of you submitted your own hot grandpa photos. we have to share some. >> let's see. >> it's the uniforms. >> that helps. >> also the era. >> look at him. >> let's go back to the -- oh, he's cute.
hubba. >> oh, my. >> it's like hollywood. watch out. it's friday. fishbowl. let's start with you. >> i start? >> pass it around. >> random questions. >> we don't know what they are. >> if you don't like the question, throw it back. >> new rule. >> what's your biggest turn off? >> untidiness. >> i thought you'd say nail polish. >> cleaning up my stuff. >> would you rather feel hungover for a month or be forced to wear stilettos all day, every day, for a month? >> stilettos. >> hungover is never fun. >> hungover suggests maybe i had a fun night the day before. >> good for you. >> would you rather eat your favorite meal every meal for the rest of your life, or never eat your favorite meal again? >> i'd rather eat my favorite meal every day. than never eat it? yeah. absolutely. >> here we go.
mind, who would it be? that's a tough one. my dog. >> i was going to say, i have a running dialogue of what my dog is thinking. >> i love you, i love you, all day long. >> what scares you the most and why? i hate my stomach dropping, like on roller coasters, all that stuff. i don't know if that's the most, but it's one of my fears. >> the fire/tornado thing doesn't scare you that you showed us earlier? >> who is the first person you call when you have a bad day? my wife. >> from natalie gnat if you could be any rock star, who would you be? good question. i don't know. madonna. >> okay. we're done. >> that's it. that was fun. >> madonna?
ellen pulled off. danica patrick goes undercover for a joke, as well. >> thursday, adele was on the ellen degeneres show. talked about her performance at the grammys and how disappointed she was afterward. fun with ellen. she walked into a jamba juice with hidden cameras, wearing an ear piece with ellen's voice, and the singer had to do what ellen told her. things got funny. take a look. >> am i seeing wheat grass there? >> yeah. >> take out scissors from your purse. in your purse are scissors. i would like -- and start chopping some. >> can i chop some up? >> anything you want. >> put it in your mouth. >> there's a brush in your purse.
>> can you brush my hair? >> it was gold. >> awesome. >> you have to watch the whole thing. it was really funny. >> i love that series. another singer whose grammy performance didn't go as -- actually, didn't go at all. rihanna, at the last minute, she backed out due to bronchitis. now her world tour will be delayed two weeks due to production delays. it'll be the first solo for rihanna since 2013. finally, danica patrick, you're used to seeing her in a car but not as your driver. the nascar racer went undercover, picking up unsuspecting passengers. see what happens next. >> buckle up for safety. you might need it. my boyfriend thinks i'm a horrible driver. >> why? >> i don't follow the rules. i drive too fast. i ride too close. gosh, come on, light.
>> that's your latest forecast. savannah? >> dylan, thank you so much. this morning, we have a new installment in our series, undercovered. you pick the stories you think need more attention. >> investigative correspondent ronan farrow has been digging around and uncovered one about faith and family. good morning. >> good to see you. a little background, experts say there are more than 3,000 unorthodox religious groups across the u.s. and europe. some, people say, are dangerous, . what happens when a family thinks their daughter has been drawn into a dangerous cult? she says her parents aren't accepting her beliefs. sugar decuir suggested this undercovered topic. >> there's two beckys. the cult becky belongs to the
>> voicemail box of -- >> reporter: it's rebecca's birthday. those are her parents. they're calling but they know they won't hear back. >> we love you so much. we wish you were with us. we miss you. >> reporter: they say their daughter's mind has been hijacked. >> you have no idea the nightmare we've been going through. >> reporter: the family says it came out of nowhere. rebecca's childhood seemed perfect. she was in the national honor's the school band. she wanted to grow up to the a teacher. >> i was close with my sister. she was really happy. >> reporter: about nine years ago, an acquaintance invited rebecca to join a bible study group. her family said she started slipping away. >> she didn't come home for christmas. she didn't show up to my wedding. >> reporter: then they say things got really weird. suddenly, rebecca was married to another member of the church. >> they arranged a marriage. >> what makes you think it was arranged? >> it was so sudden.
spoke little english. >> we're glad each and every one of you joined us today. >> reporter: the group is called the world mission society church of god. it's a religious movement that believes god has been reborn as this woman, currently living in south korea. the group says it has 2 million members in 175 countries. branches are across the united states. it's a tax-exempt charity and does community service. over the course of more than five months of reporting, nbc news heard from specialists, reporters and former members who told a different story. including five former members who all used one word. >> i consider them a cult. >> reporter: that's former member michelle. she claims the group is brainwashing people, convincing them to hand over their savings because the world is about to end. >> people are separating themselves from their families. they're quitting school. emptying out their pensions to donate the money to the church
pension and a 401(k) for if the world is going to end soon? >> you think it could happen to anyone? >> anyone. absolutely. but i didn't know, you know, what was going to happen. >> been a little over a year now. >> reporter: charles and candy are afraid for their daughter. they want her to get out like rachelle did. they set out from the family home in michigan to the last address they have for rebecca, an office in new jersey. >> we won't give up until we have her back. >> reporter: they think going public, exposing the group, may be their last chance at helping their daughter. they're wearing hidden cameras. when they find rebecca, she's furious. >> we came all this way. >> this earth is a drop in the bucket. you didn't drive that far. the earth is small compared to the grand universe god created. god is here in the flesh now on the earth. >> no. >> heavenly mother is here. do you think i'm ashamed that god came in the flesh? >> no.
>> and again in 1948. >> does that mean you can't have a relationship with us? >> i tried. it doesn't work. it's over. i'm not going to have a relationship with you. that's my decision. >> becky. open it. >> that's it. >> open it for a second. >> i am not going to hug you and kiss you. >> i need one. >> no, you don't. >> i need one. >> you don't. >> i need one. >> that was the cult becky. no matter what she tells us, we love her. rewe want we wanted to hear from the group so we headed to the church where michelle and rebecca worshipped. >> what is a cult and what is nobody can determine that. >> reporter: that's missionary john power.
church of god has always been an organization, a church, that wanted to share the love of god with mankind. >> reporter: he disputes every allegation. >> we don't brainwash anyone. we don't teach a date about the end of the world. >> reporter: he says no one is forced to give to the church. >> if anybody emptied out their saving account to do that, it wasn't because the church asked them to. it was something they felt they wanted to do. >> reporter: the church said they brought a member to talk to us, as well. it was just before we sat down that they reveal it's rebecca. >> i grew up as a normal kid. i had loving parents, and they raised me up well. >> reporter: she says her parents aren't respecting her choice of faith. >> it feels very much like an ultimatum. choose your faith in god the mother, or choose us as your parents. >> one of the things your parents claim is that you were placed into what they call an arranged marriage. >> absolutely wrong.
any means at all. >> reporter: rebecca said her families actions are forcing her into speaking out publicly. she has a direct response. >> i am not in a cult. i am not brainwashed. i hope that you wake up, mom, and realize that i love you. i wish you would stop listening to other people and start listening to me and believe what trust me. >> there's becky. >> reporter: her parents are convinced they're doing the right thing in trying to bring her home. >> when she does wake up, i hope she doesn't say to us, why didn't you try more? >> or try harder. >> try harder to get me out. i really wanted to get out, but i just couldn't. >> experts told me this group's
it has a reputation for dividing families, retaliating against critical members. the group sued that former member i spoke so, michelle. she counter sued and it was dismissed. the group says this is america and they're exercising their right to freedom of religion. >> it's heartbreaking to see how it's torn the family hi apart. >> it was fascinating about the cult. but as a parent, you feel your child slipping away and they feel like they might be able to pull her back. >> it's in the eyes of the viewer, whether this is a group you want a loved one to be a part of. there are a lot of families in this situation. >> and the parents heard her say, she loves her mom. hopefully there is comfort there. >> they're in contact again. we'll see. >> your next undercovered story? >> people picked good ones. first up, the crisis in flint, michigan. it's been a huge spotlight on water safety. is the answer to have private
organic products are all over grocery stores and now they could be in marijuana shops. legislatures will hear a proposal to create pesticide- free marijuana. fightings for something bigger than himself. from ballpark to ice rinks coors field hosting the first- ever hockey game. we'll talk about forecast tomorrow at coors field. but today's friday drive, clear, and travel times, back to eight to 10 minutes. we'll take that. there it is, the battle on blake, puck drop, 6:10, and extra direct there expected.
so options there. >> we've been dealing with above normal temperatures but we're trying to keep the ice icy. they are doing a good job of that. temperatures are above normal. the winds, the high wind warning has been lifted across colorado. if your travel plans take you into nebraska and wyoming, keep your hands on the wheels. this is still an improvement upon what we had yesterday and the day before, winds in northeast colorado, up to 30 mph. we'll see the winds decreasing here in the city during the day but still remaining gusty in the foothills and mountains. beautiful blue skies over the city. the snow has come to an end in the high country. watch out for icy spots if you are headed in that direction. here on the front range, the temperatures top out in the 60s from lunchtime through about 4:00 p.m. and then we'll have mostly clear skies into tonight.
you don't wan to miss jill's exclusive steals and deals. plus, is your kitchen set up to ruin your diet? sam kass shows you how to arrange your space to make healthier choices. goldie hawn opens up about her passion project and secret to her happiness. finally, our final day of our prizes sweepstake. we have private cooking classes and a trip to our set. head to our website, today.com/food club to enter. >> wrangler, you're stepping on my good foot. i have one left. dylan, let's get a check of the weather. >> it's cold now but it'll warm through the weekend. on saturday, most of the country is going to enjoy a lot of sunshine. up and down the east coast, 50s and 60s. there will be some scattered thunderstorms, especially near st. louis and southern illinois and western kentucky. the rain spreads out a little
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we are back at 8:39. most of us know goldie hawn for her legendary career in hollywood. it spans 50 years and includes an oscar win, too. >> there's another role very close to her heart. she invited nbc's joe fryer into her home in los angeles to discuss what she calls her greatest accomplishment. >> i want to go out to lunch. >> reporter: comedy is the vehicle that drove goldie hawn to success. >> you think just because i'm a movie star, i don't have feelings.
i do have feelings. i'm an actress. i have all of them! >> making people laugh and feel good and be funny, and all that, is the greatest gift i could ever have. >> reporter: for 12 years now, the oscar-winning actress has been following a much more serious script that focuses on children. >> in many ways, right now, is this the most important thing i've ever done? i'd have to say, probably, yes. >> one, two, three. >> reporter: she created a program called mind up, working with neuroscientists, psychologists and educators, they developed an interactive way to teach school kids how their brains work and how to become more mindful. >> what does mindfulness mean? >> mindfulness is being in the moment. i think it's wonderful to be able to bring yourself back to center and actually have the sense of now. it's all we have. we don't have yesterday. it's gone. tomorrow hasn't happened. the beautiful thing is to live right now. >> how hard is that?
about it is finding the time to sit down. >> reporter: a few times each day, the kids pause. it's called a brain break. after a few quiet moments, their eyes open and heart rates drop. >> that's telling our bodies that we're calm and we can think clearly. we're ready to take a test. or ready to calm down. >> reporter: it can also tame aggression. >> if you're angry at your friend, should you hit them? >> no. >> no. that's why we pause, take deep breaths, in and out. >> i don't do nearly as much conflict resolution with students. they're better able to manage their conflicts with themselves. >> reporter: goldie believes in meditation. ready? >> close your eyes. >> close your eyes. you're comfortable. hands are on your lap. >> reporter: she gave me a quick lesson. >> thoughts come into your mind. let them float away. >> reporter: she started
anxiety during her rapid rise to fame as a star on "laugh-in." >> do you think kids today have it harder than when you were young? >> most definitely. i think the world has changed, obviously. it changed after 9/11. i think we live in a lot of fear. >> reporter: she hopes mind up gives kids the tools they need to be happy, optimistic and compassionate. 650,000 children, kindergarten through eighth grade, are doing the program. >> when you're calm, does it help you with your school work? >> when i'm calmed down at home and i do my yoga, i feel like i can do my homework more and i can focus. >> when you hear the chime, how does it make you feel? >> good. >> why is that? >> because it cools you down. >> have you heard some success stories that have -- >> yeah. >> -- moved you? >> one of them was these ks that came back and said if it wasn't for this class, i would have never gotten through college. >> when you hear stories like that, how do you respond?
because our children have to have every chance to survive. and every chance to live in a healthy, happy world. >> reporter: for this comedy legend, it's a dramatic turn, giving children something good to think about. for "today", joe fryer, nbc news, california. >> i love goldie hawn. >> i know. >> blanket love. >> meditate. >> therapeutic. >> really cool. >> it's a great program. we saw kate middleton earlier this week doing the same idea, teaching kids to really be confident and have a healthy mind. really important. >> we could all use that lesson, actually, right? >> absolutely. coming up next, former white house chef sam kass shows you how to set up your kitchen to live longer and better.
you by lala yogurt smoothies. practice it on the go. we're back at 8:45. kitchen fixing that can lead to a longer, better and healthier life. former white house chef, sam kass, says it all starts with how your space is arranged. good to see you, my friend. will you take everything i love out of the pantry and fridge? >> no, but we're going to rearrange a lot of it. >> where do we begin? >> nutrition and diet is the number one cause of preventable disease in our country by a lot. a lot of it starts with how we set our kitchens up. we're trying to eat healthier, doing everything we can, but we're doing battle in our kitchens. we come home and put out our favorite treats on the counter. we end up eating more of this. a good friend of mine has done research that shows if a woman has chips or crackers, they're likely to weigh nine pounds more than average. cereal, 20 pounds more than
soda, 30 pounds more. it's just out for us to eat. >> we don't have to get rid of it all together, you want to conceal it a little bit? >> i would try to get rid of some of it. the things you really love, we're going to put them up here on the top shelf, where we can't see them. that means what ends up happening is you're only going to eat them when you really want it. >> work to get it. >> not when you see it. that's step one. you eat what you see. >> by the way, this where everybody leaves them. when i get home from work, i go to the chips and cookies. >> that's step one. you have to get it out of sight. the things you want to eat, we want to put in sight. first thing, take fruit and put it on the counter. the average person who had this on their counter, seven pounds less. >> really? >> yeah. >> the other thing you can do, put out dry fruits and nuts. healthy snacks that you enjoy. your kids will enjoy. you make it so they'll running
seeing the cookie that was just there, they're going to grab raisins, whatever it is. >> you're still having the cookies and chips, just less frequently? >> you'll eat them still. fine, cookies are great. you just want to only have them occasionally. it's a great way to do it. >> let's move to the fridge, sam. what am i doing wrong in here? >> the fridge is the same issue. we have most of our vegetables and fruits in the bottom. and we waste the food. >> forget they're there. >> bring it out of the shadows. let's put it where we can see it. actually, the evidence shows that you're three times more likely to eat something if it's in eye line. >> okay. >> the staples are easily cut up, fruits and vegetables here. you have avocadoes, which are also a great snack. eggs are important for health. plen of fruit. herbs are also something that
>> i like non-fat greek yogurt, too. put your own fruit in it. >> it's rich and creamy but has no fat. the other great thing to have is water ready available. water pitches increases how much water we drink. >> what do i have to take out of the fridge? >> the things i look for to take out are things are sugar. one of the top couple ingredients. or lots of words you don't understand. if you don't know what that is, you probably don't want to be eating it. >> sam, real quick, show us a good snack to make as we go to break here so people can make this weekend. it'll be good for them. >> all your vegetables you need something to do with it. hummus is one of the best things to do. olive oil, lemon, garlic. >> right in with the chick peas. >> a quick blend and you're good to go. >> you use the vegetables you have in your eye line in the fridge and dip them? >> exactly right. my friend. yeah. >> a little bit of a buzz kill on my cookies but i'll work through it.
secrets to a long life. happy 103rd birthday to catherine in pennsylvania. she said the secret is to keep a sense of humor and smile at everyone. she looks beautiful. mr. al starr is 100 years old. he's from illinois. says eating two pieces of dark chocolate every day is his secret. >> that's my secret. love al. >> happy 100 birthday to margaret armstrong of maryland. she said having a dream and a passion for a cause can help you. francesco. >> love it. >> have to have the glass of whiskey every day. >> and the dark chocolate. >> all good advice. almeda of canfield, ohio, turned 100 years old, as well. she says to eat graham crackers for breakfast. >> i like it.
100th birthday to benjamin yehuda of new york. two cups of warm water every morning and walk a mile every day. >> nice. >> if you want us to honor someone's milestone birthday or anniversary, head to today.com/celebrate. don't forget to include a photo. >> nice job, dylan. >> under a lot of pressure. >> he got stuck on a flight. >> longevity, there's always a little chocolate, chardonnay. >> enjoying the little moments in life. >> live life. >> love it. we have something really special next week. it's up for the job. we are interning in careers we'd like to try. here's a preview. >> reporter: from serving up the weather forecast in studio 1a -- >> wow. >> amazing. >> reporter: -- to serving breakfast to the king of the jungle.
>> reporter: al does his internship at the san diego zoo. >> hi, who are you? >> i'm natalie. >> reporter: natalie sees if the devil really does wear prada. >> first off, tea. little bit of milk. >> reporter: she interns at "koz "cosmopolitan "cosmopolitan" magazine. carson will be at a different runway. seeing what it takes to be a ramp agent, helping to get travelers' bags where they need to be. meanwhile, matt will be learning controller. it's non-stop laughs as willie live." you can tell his heart was really into it. >> can we get a picture? >> reporter: i'm going to follow around comedian amy schumer, as her assistant, while tamron shadows movie director ava duvernay. >> this one is trying to bite me. >> reporter: it'll be dog days for kathie lee and hoda, as they intern at a pet groomers.
the women behind the band rascal flatts. >> amazing internships. >> i know. >> back breaking work i'm doing for the men and women of delta airlines and you're doing that! >> i know. is bradley cooper in your phone? >> how was your devil wears prada internship? >> it was awesome. >> they opened the doors in a way they usually don't do. >> who was hosting? >> melissa mccarthy and kanye. >> wow. >> you got a good one. you're a rock star. >> with rascal flas tts. i got to hand off the guitar on stage. >> this was a good series. i had a really good time. >> by the way, it's called up for the job. it's all next week, starting with monday, al has his internship at the san diego zoo.
this is 9news! >> hello. i'm gary shapiro with the 9news update. a man accused of shooting and kills a castle rock native at a school in arizona will be before a judge today. jones will learn whether some charges against him will be brought back to a grand jury. jones is accused of shooting and killing collin bro from castle responsibility and injuring three others during a fight last year. the forecast now, belen joins us now. >> we are seeing an improvement. this goes to show you how much better we are this morning than just yesterday morning. that high wind warning issued across colorado has been lifted but if you are packing the bags
have a high wind warning in effect until 11 a.m. so you could bump into gusts up to 55 mph. the winds in the foothills, up to 30 and 40 mph but there's gusts up to 90 mph we had yesterday evening and overnight. the gusts in the foothills and the mountains could still get up to 40 and even 50 mph. through this evening, the winds are lighter here in the city, still a gusty night in store in the foothills. as far as the temperatures, 40s on the map right now, in the high country, in the 20s. this afternoon, not as warm as yesterday. we got to 73, but 60s is not a shabby day, still above normal. the high country temperatures are in the 40s. it's dry across the state. enjoy that sunshine. the warmest temperatures will come around 2:00 and skies this evening will be mainly clear. a small chance for showers out on the plains tomorrow afternoon with the arrival of a cold front.
this morning on "today's take," donald trump versus the pope. what the presidential candidate is saying and not saying that might surprise you. then, the ultimate geography fail, and it's hilarious. a mind bending performance by a meant list. 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. welcome to "today".
19th, 2016. i'm willie along with natalie and dylan in for al this morning. he's on assignment, as is tamron, down in south carolina getting ready for tomorrow's primary. dylan has our morning jam. we all know what it is and love it. >> it's in honor of al. he got stuck in the airport in montreal. i get the call at 9:00 last night that al isn't going to make it back in time and that's why i'm here. in honor of al, "on the road again." >> he made it home. he instagramed a picture. >> montreal is a great town. >> nice place to hang out overnight. >> good restaurants. >> shall we talk a little politics? >> yes. >> the republican primary in south carolina, as i mentioned, is tomorrow. ahead of that, donald trump has taken this to an entirely new place, squaring off with the pope. he walked back comments a little bit that he made yesterday. on the flight home from mexico
about trump and he challenged his proposal to build a wall to keep out illegal immigrants. he said, a person who thinks about building walls and not building bridge it is not a christian. that's the pope responding to trump's proposition for a wall. donald trump arguing the pope would be blessed to have donald trump as president. >> for a religious leader to question a person's faith is disgraceful. if and when the vatican is attacked by isis, which as everyone knows, is isis' ultimate trophy, i can promise you that the pope would have only wished and prayed that donald trump would have been president. >> a top trump aide tweeted a picture showing the vatican city surrounded by walls. saying the pope benefits from lives. why shouldn't america? donald trump said he was at a town hall last night on cnn and other appearances where he said,
this is the media, after he heard the comments, saying the media put this on the pope. i like him. walking away from a battle with the pope. >> i don't know that you want to take on the pope. >> if anybody would, he could. >> i feel there are bigger powers that come into play when you're on the pope's bad side. >> it's amazing when you think about this election, you think it can't escalate anymore or go to a different place -- >> nothing is too sacred. >> the pope. it's unbelievable. >> when i heard the comments yesterday, i was like, you've got to be kidding me. >> it's what we say every day. >> i know. >> we get some votes tomorrow in south carolina. it'll be a huge day in the campaign. we'll see if any of this affected donald trump. >> probably not. >> not at all. some incredible video, and kind of a sad story around this. this is a helicopter that crash landed. it was all caught on camera. the helicopter had just taken off outside of pearl harbor in honolulu, near the u.s.s.
it sputtered out of control. it had gotten about 500 feet up into the air or so. the pilot and a family of four on board. all rushed to the hospital. a person is said to be in critical condition. unclear why the helicopter -- what happened on board that it started sputtering. the national transportation safety board is going to be on site today to start the investigation. you can imagine, the family going off to do sightseeing, see beautiful hawaii, and then this happens. so tragic. we hope and pray for the person who is in critical condition, that they come out of it. >> have you done those in hawaii? they'll hover above a waterfall. >> stunning. >> best way to take in the scenery. >> i've never done it but i hope to someday. >> we're thinking about that family today. >> also the pilot being credited for bringing it down into water, off land, where there were people. nearby enough that witnesses and to help them.
on a lighter note, we saw this earlier today. adele and ellen have joined forces. they pulled off this amazing prank at a jamba juice. adele is wearing an ear piece and ellen is feeding her lines. it's hilarious. >> am i seeing wheat grass there? >> yeah, wheat grass. >> take out scissors from your purse. in your purse is scissors. i would like -- and start chopping some. >> can i chop some up? thank you. >> dump out the purse. where is my money? i need to pay for this, right? dump it out on the counter, all of this. let's see what i have here. >> let's see what i have here. >> you have knives and twizzlers.
>> symone, you're supposed to carry those. >> how do i pay for this? >> cash or credit. >> do i pay or not? i'm a celebrity. do i have to pay? >> the accent makes it more funny. >> i'm surprised the people behind the counter -- i would have been like, don't pay. fst it's yours. take it. >> she was gnawing on the wheat grass and when they gave up the gig, she was like, this is awful. another funny clip during "wheel of fortune." sometimes the hardest part is solving the puzzle. they solved it no problem. it's what happens after. it was a pat sajak following up question. >> read it.
>> yeah. [ applause ] let's check your geography knowledge. what country do you think we're sending you to? >> paris. france. >> do we still get it? atlas. >> that's hard though. granted, venice is probably not the hardest one. i mean, if you are put on the spot like that -- moment. al said when he was on "wheel of fortune," he was like the epic fail. he was with his mom, the pressure. >> say he was throwing curve balls. >> they got the trip. venice, france, is where he'll be visiting. >> or paris. >> we have something we want to try here achlt . apparent think apparently, a scientist created coffee flour. it's made of coffee beans.
to be used as a subty ty stitute for flour, of course. just a little bit. apparently, it gives you a little caffeine kick. >> does it taste like coffee? >> i don't think so. >> we'll find out. >> doesn't smell like coffee. >> i'll try it. >> i'm always the first to dig? >> go for it. >> thank you. >> my experience, caffeine makes things bitter tasting. we'll see. i'll do it without the sir up yrup. each serving of pancakes has 6 grams. >> don't try it with the syrup. >> not bad. i don't really taste the coffee, to be honest with you. >> i taste bitterness. >> there's a little -- when you breathe out, you can taste -- >> each serving has 145 milligrams of calf fee, caffeine, the equivalent of one cup of coffee. >> you're not a coffee drinker so this could be a substitute if you needed a kick or boost in the morning. >> gives you a little pick me up.
add a little something to give them the extra boost. it's not commercially available yet. we should point out. development. let's see how we feel by the end of the show. >> i don't like maple syrup. i like the aunt jamima. >> my husband is like, it's not good for you. >> neither are the pancakes. >> they say don't use this like regular flour. just add a small amount to the regular flour in the recipe. don't substitute for regular flour. could be dangerous. >> that could be a lot, yeah. >> it is a little bitter. >> i'm into it. >> it's good. >> got a kick. i got a kick. >> do you want to do the weather or no? >> you poured maple syrup on it and ruined it. we have warm temperatures to talk about. all weekend long, especially through the middle of the
stream, high temperatures will be above average, by 15 to 35 degrees above average in some areas. yesterday. we'll see a smattering of records broken today. through the weekend. tomorrow. it'll spread east into tomorrow. we are going to see temperatures well above average from the southeast. shar let -- shar charlotte, 70s. we have this cold front that will trigger gusty winds, especially through the northern and midwest. we could see 65-mile-per-hour winds.
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>> we have the president of the body language institute. she's here to help you read the body language of four of the candidates. jeanine, good morning. >> good to see you. >> we dissect their words so much, but you're going to clue us into their body language. there are some tells there, as well, as to what kind of leader they'd be, right? >> absolutely. we actually will look at body language more often than words. i'm a keynote speaker for big corporations. i'll say, they'll all have to hold hands. the hula hoops are in the middle of their hands. go in a circle, the hula hoops have to make their way. i do this with my body. what do you think the executives do? they climb through the hula hoops. they're in the three inch high heels. it's because of the gesture. they'll pay attention more to the gesture than the words. >> let's start with hillary clinton. play the sound. >> i've always been somebody who
and faith, and i with my blessings, had an opportunity and obligation to help others. that's what i'll do as president. >> you might not have seen it. it's a shoulder shrug. watch this. it indicates uncertainty. >> family and my faith. >> watch here. one shrug already. two shrugs here. a third. there we go. the hat trick of shoulder shrugs. it's uncertainty. when you're saying a addy dee fi -- difinitive answer, it cancels out your certainty. we don't know what the catalyst is here for hillary, but it'll hurt her message. >> you think voters pick up on the cues subconsciously. >> they do. this i say peanut butter and jelly on my socks, please, your brain says, i don't understand that. >> sign of humility maybe?
what do you want for lunch? i don't know. she's imploding here. >> let's look at donald trump. of course, again, we heard a lot of what he's had to say. you read the body language. >> people are buying it. you know it's happening. >> watch his hands. rewind it. >> uses the hands a lot. >> he does this move a bit. let's rewind and watch donald trump's hands. >> turned out to be a disaster. you know what's happening. >> i always think of the monkey cymbals. i'm not saying it to disrespect donald trump. this move here that he does constantly, remember you wind up the toy and the monkey is like ding, ding? he does the banging of his hands in the air. >> what does it tell you? >> it's connected with people who think outside of the box. creative thinking. that's why you get someone that running for president. he'll be on the front lines talking to the people coming into our border.
he's going to think outside the box. creative thinking. if you want someone that has that strategy with creativity. >> we're not getting politics get into this. >> he's a chopper. >> let's go back to the democrats and look at bernie sanders. you say to keep an eye on his finger. >> when i talk about democratic socialism, i'm not looking at venezuela or cuba. i'm looking at denmark and sweden. you know what goes on in those countries? >> see the wagging of the finger? let's rewind the clip again. he wags his finger a lot. >> i'm looking at cuba, denmark and sweden. you know what goes on? >> wagging the finger, judgment lingers. when we wave our finger, it's
police do thrks on is, on the ground! you may feel judged by him. but is he saying something he has judgment to? judgment could come. someone could be like, is he the right person for president? >> or reprimanding what he's talking about. >> we don't know what the catalyst is. >> or a big bang. >> have you come to a class at the body institute? >> i'd like to be a guest speaker. >> we've had you here enough. let's look at marco rubio. you want us to focus on his facial expression. >> i do. >> you have to clear it up. if you don't, people say, it must be true. he didn't refute it. we saw what he did to dr. carson in iowa, which was wrong. >> here it comes. >> trey gowdy came up with a statement, saying he was no longer endorsing me. >> watch his face. it's disgust. his upper lip coming up, eyes and nose wrinkles. >> we saw what he did to dr. carson. >> he's disgusting.
it's like he's dropping a non-verbal f bomb. we don't know what the catalyst is. we can assume, and most people will, why would someone spread a rumor that's not true that we can verify within minutes? we see this disgust. >> for the photoshoped photo. >> we talked about hillary early. she were doing a shrug. he's congruent. i don't like that it happened and we see concongruency. >> i met joe biden one time and i say, let's throw him back in the mix. he's the guy that keeps it real. >> the way this race is going, he might be in the mix in a couple weeks. always good to see you. thank you so much. coming up, from "america's got talent" to our studio. oz pearlman (baseball on tv in background) with heart failure, danger is always on the rise.
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taking a look at the headlines. the president and first lady and the public are paying final respects today to supreme court justice antonin scalia. throughout the day, thousands of people will file by his casket, as his body lies in repose in the great hall of the supreme court. where scalia served for almost three decades. his funeral takes place tomorrow in washington. pope francis said he is willing to relax the church's opposition to artificial birth control to control the spread of the zika virus. on his flight home from mexico, the pope said that avoiding
the explosion of zika in latin america has led some governments to urge women to avoid getting pregnant. the virus has been linked to birth defects. hospitals are reporting an alarming jump in the number of flu cases around the u.s. officials say the predominant strain hitting people is a good match for the current flu vaccine and they're urging a flu shot for anyone who has yet to get one. the biggest risk is people over 65 or those under the age of 2, or those also with chronic illnesses. experts are recommending a flu shot for everyone six months of age and older. a big arts and crafts store is recalling hundreds of thousands of products that may have been exposed to mold. the recall involves more than 250,000 poinsettia flowers and holiday paper boxes. they were sold at michael's stores last year. there may be mold on the products, posing a risk to people with allergies to mold. consumers should return them to
and for those of you who love chicken and waffles, mcdonald's is testing what could be the next big thing. sounds amazing. it's a chicken and pancake sandwich called the chicken mcgriddle. they use syrup-filled pancakes for the bun. just being tested now in ohio. it could be offered elsewhere if it takes off. i'm into that. let's get a check of the weather. dil dylan, what about you? >> i was hoping for a sample. weather for the weekend. it'll be nice. spotty thunderstorms back through the midwest, but up and down the east coast, 50s and 60s. through the midwest and the names, 40s, 50s and 60s. temperatures will be above average. on sunday, we'll see a better chance of showers and storms from the great lakes to texas. temperatures dropping to the 40s
hanging above average >> that's your latest forecast. >> my mind is already bent. >> we're ready. >> throw it in the air, whatever it is. >> i don't know what's happening. >> if you watched "america's got talent" last season, you recognize oz pearlman. he wowed the judges and the audience with his magic of the mind. >> now, he'll try to get into our heads with amazing tricks. oz, good morning. >> good morning. thanks for having me.
>> a notable game here on the "today" show, two truths and a lie. >> yes. >> we'll play it in a fun way because it's against a mentalist. always the best. >> always great. >> we have, courtesy of the "today" show, two truths. and a lie. >> big lie. >> i don't decide who lies. you decide. let's keep it as random as possible. willie, take the cards and mix them up. there's no way you know which is which, what is what, who is who. you can't see them, can you? >> no. >> hand one to dylan. hold it close to you. anyone any one you want. this is for you only. look down and see whether it says lie or truth. hold it close to your body. we'll do a throwback. there's no way we could have heard about this on the show. let's go way back in time. puppy love. your first boyfriend. your first girlfriend. first crush.
>> we'll see. >> okay. >> now, here's the game, each of you thought of the person for yourself. did you think of the person? >> sure. >> sure. yeah. >> popular in middle school. i like it. >> whoever had a card that said truth is going to tell me the truth. tell me the real person's first name. >> i don't want to -- >> just the first name. >> if your card says lie, make up a fake name. whoever is going to tell me the lie, think of the fake name now so you don't stumble on air. i like how willie was nervous. he's nervous about telling the truth. >> no, no, going back -- yeah. >> truth or lie. >> going through the catalog. >> the catalog of girls? >> you just got yourself in trouble. >> sorry. >> wasn't me. >> you did it on your own. >> two of you will tell the truth and one tells a lie. let's do it. your first crush? >> okay. >> here we go. what was the name of your first crush? >> laura.
i like the way you said it, full eye contact. what was the name of your first love? >> tommy. >> she hesitated a hair. you never know. natalie, your first crush? >> rafi. >> good name, by the way. solid choice. that was definitely the truth. i don't think you would have made up quite a fake name. how did i do it? mm-hmm. willie, you were nervous. you told the truth, as well. you said tommy, which was a lie. you probably have not thought of the first crush in years, is that right? >> right. >> i see you and him and go back to when this was. think about when -- see how you did that? that was good. this has something to do with school. >> what are you picking up? >> oh, my gosh. >> when did you meet him? >> hint
something about it is really funny that you remember about him. facebook orion online? >> no. >> it was the two of you and it was a funny story. one time, close your eyes for me, dylan. willie. what was so funny about you and the young man? >> we kind of got engaged and said we were going to get married. >> you were going to get married in kindergarten. look at me in the eye. it sounded -- people don't lie big. if she said tommy, it sounds like the real name, bobby, which was his name, wasn't it? >> it was. >> wait, did you talk before? >> i did not talk to him at all. >> had you met him before? >> on break. >> i stalked her for months. >> we have to bring bobby out.
>> i don't think bobby remembers me. this is way back. >> let's say something notable. >> amazing. >> willie is thinking about it. you're at work. you have the greatest job in the world. you like time off. >> yeah. >> you walked in earlier and mentioned, i'm working hard. something about a trip. a trip, a vacation. >> right. >> i want you to think of something notable from your past. right away, i can tell, you wouldn't have done the obvious. nothing in the last year or two, correct? >> right. >> looking back in time. how many years ago are we talking? >> three, i think. >> that would have been roughly 2013? >> '13, yeah. >> give or take. >> is that right? >> might have been '14. >> you're there with someone. i see you smiling. i don't think you did the obvious choice. somewhere in the u.s., is that correct? >> yeah. >> i feel like you didn't want to go over the top, bragging.
and paris. this has your name on it in a weird way. twist is and turn. envelope with your name on it. natalie knorr ralls morales. i wanted you to rip it open for willie. >> do i get a trip? >> you hold on to this, natalie. willie, three years ago, where did you go that was notable? >> the grand canyon. >> okay. have you mentioned it on air ever? >> maybe. a long time ago. >> how many trips have you been in your whole life? >> hundreds. >> you're thinking of a female person, right, not your wife? >> no, because you said not my wife. >> good. >> he said, don't get me in trouble. >> just to be clear, it was his rule. >> rip it open. there's a note inside. >> okay. >> who was it, not your wife, what's her name? >> natalie morales. >> read that out loud. >> seeing it clearly, this had to be three years ago. >> louder. >> natalie went on a trip to the grand canyon and had the best
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>> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented by citi. >> as promised, here now is ruth b with the television debut of the hit song that started it all, "lost boy." there was a time when i was alone nowhere to go and no place to call home my only friend was the man in the moon and even sometimes he would go away, too then one night, as i closed my eyes, i saw a shadow flying high he came to me with the sweetest smile told me he wanted to talk for a while he said, peter pan, that's
lonely and ever since that day neverland usually hanging out with peter pan and when we're bored we play in the woods always on the run from captain hook run, run, lost boy, they say to me away from all of reality neverland is home to lost boys like me free he sprinkled me in pixie dust and told me to believe believe in him and believe in me together we will fly away in a cloud of green
as we soared above the town that never loved me i realized i finally had a family soon enough we reached neverland peacefully my feet hit the sand and ever since that day i am a lost boy from neverland usually hanging out with peter pan and when we're bored we play in the woods always on the run from captain hook run, run, lost boy, they say to me away from all of reality neverland is home to lost boys like me and lost boys like me are free
darling, even captain hook you are my perfect storybook neverland, i love you so you are now my home sweet home forever a lost boy at last and for always i will say i am a lost boy from neverland, usually hanging out with peter pan and when we're bored, we play in the woods always on the run from captain hook run, run, lost boy, they say to me away from all of reality neverland is home to lost boys like me and lost boys like me are free neverland is home to lost boys
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