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>> i continue to believe mr. trump will not be president. it's not hosting a talk show or a reality show. >> and donald trtrp quick to respond. >> you're lucky i didn't run last time when romney ran because you would have been a one-term president. >> new thip morning, fresh polls from south carolina and nevada, withthhe voting just three days away. we'll hear from mr. trump when he joins us live. in a rare expression of anger, pope francis visibly frustrated, scolding eager followers tugging on his arm, causing him to topple over a man in a wheelchair. and it's a dog beats dog wowod. >> b bt in show dog tonight in 2016 is the german shorthaired pointer. >> c.j. snatches the title, best in show at the famed westmininer kennel dog club, beating out more than 2700 dogs to have his
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17th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everybody, welcome on a wednesday morning. we have willie in for matt. >> a lot to talk about today. we'll talk to trump tth in a few minute. he's taking fire in this campaign a sitting president. >> and his rivals. lots to talk about in politics, fresh polls as well. top story, the major showdown between the federal government and applpl this after apple declined to give access to encrypted consent on san bernardino shooter syed farook's iphone. now, a federal judge has ruled the tech giant must help the fbi.fbi recover that potentially dangerous data. >> federal officialsls say the
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what the suspects were doing during kushl moments at the time of the shooting. despite having the phone for months, they say they need the key to the phone in order to make progress. >> reporter: a federal judge tuesday ordered tech giant apple to help the fbi unlock the iphone of san bernardino mass shooter syed faroro. the judge ruled apple must provide reasonable technical assistance to authorities in accessing the data on farook's iphone. authorities are still trying to fill in the 18 missing minutes of the killers' actions after the shooting. >> that 18 minutes is critical. >> reporter: the fbi wants to know if anything on the phone can fill in that gap and if there are any other clues to o e plot that left 14 people dead and 22 wounded. just last week fbi director james comey told the senate panel getting into farook's phone is key. >> we still have one of the killer's phones we've not been able to open, and it's been over two months now. we're still working on it.
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tim cook said it's cooperating the fbi but we'll fight the order. saying, quote, the united states government has demanded that apple take an unprecedented step which threatens the security of our customers. we oppose the order which has implications far beyond the legal case at hand. cook has been an adamant opponent of opening phones to the government, telling "60 minutes" it would make us all vulnerable. >> on your smartphone today o your iphone, there's likelyy health information. there's financial information. and you should have the ability to protect it. and the only way we know how to do that is to encrypt it. why is that? it's because if there's a way to get in, then somebody will find a way in. >> so, i want to be clear about this. what the government is actuauay worrrrd about is this built-in security software that could auto delete all the data on the phone when they try to crack it. like when you get locked out, if you put in the incorrect
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about it like this. if you compare the iphone to your house, the feds aren't asking apple to unlock the door. just to turn off the security alarm. savannah and willie? >> a lot of complicated questions here. steve patterson, thank you. let's turn to ari. there are technical questions, legal questions. whereehe federal governmenen gets a aarrant and says, turn over this data or turn over this phone. the judge is basically telling apple, come up with a way to unlock this information. to get this data. >> this is huge story this morning. as you say, what the judge is asking for is not only to get the material, which apple says it doesn't have because it's so well encryptete but, rather,o help the feds get in and de-crypt or de-password the whole thing to get in. >> develop the expertise. >> yeah. they're asking for h hp for conduct, not just content. >> what apple ceo tim cook said,
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if we do this once, we put at risk the securityof all our customers. is that true, if you go after one isolated phone, everybody else is at risk? >> it's true to the extent this becomes the method, the so-called back door. so, what apple has always said is, look, we're not holding back anything we have. wewe built a really good security products, which people love for a wide variety of reasons. one of them is, they know their stuff is safe and secure and private. we don't want to get into the business of creating a key anyoyo can use, a hacker, criminal, terrorist. i've talked to law enforcement authorities about this for years, it's been a priority, to the top of the fbi. this morning we're seeing the highest escalation of it because now you have a court order in a case no one denies is important, the san bernardino terrorist, and apple saying, even if this case, they're not backing down. >> it will be interesting to see where it goes from here. they can figig the ruling, it sounds like apple is. >> they say they're going to fight this all the way. this could well to the high courts.
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house as presidential candidates fight for votes in south carolina ahead of saturday's primary. we'll hear from the front-runner donald trump, but we begin with nbc national correspondent peter alexander. >> reporter: good morning to you from beaufort, south carolina. donald trump has proven himself immune from attacks but this morning president obama is singling out the party front-runner saying he believes the american people are sensible and making the point that being president is a serious job. >> he has done such a lousy job as president. >> reporter: donald trump pouncing on president obama in the front-runner's now famous fashion. >> you're lucky i didn't run last time when romney ran because you would be a one-term president. >> reporter: dismissing the former "apprente" host's chances. >> i continue to belieie mr. trtrp will not be president.
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a reality show. it's not promotion. it's not marketing. it's hard. >> reporter: here in south carolina, the campaigns devolved into a bible belt brawl to prove who's most conservative. >> ted holds up the bible and then he lies about so many things. >> reporter: trump fighting back after ted cruz released a video warning voters, trump is playing games with the issue of abortion. >> a candidate that can't be trusted to protect the right to life,,an't be trusted to protect any of our other god-given rights either. >> reporter: jeb bush, now polling in fourth s relying on a third place finish ahead of rubio and john kasich to propel him forward. >> the obituaries have been written about me once a week. we're in it for the long haul. >> reporter: in our exclusive ininrview, bush, who just replaced his glasses with contacts for the first time, believes americans need to take a closer look at trump's
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>> he's got a failed business record. four bankruptcies. he talks abobo how great he is in business when, in fact, he ripped off shareholders. >> reporter: teeing off on trump's debate tactics, comparing him to a barking dog. >> it's not what he says, it's just that he says it louder a a louder and you have to keep talking through it. it's not a skill session i ever envisioned to be necessary to aspire to be president of the united states, but ie gotten better at it. >> reporter:he former florida governor adding new ammunition to the trail, tweeting a picture of a handgun engraved with his name captioned "america." that shot spawning around momoing parodies online.e. south carolina has a strong history of getting it right, correctly picking the future republican nominee all but once since 1980. this morning donald trump you see in the latest poll now up 38 points, trailing behind with ted cruz at 22, marco rubio in third. what was notable in that pole is
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points of support from before last weekend's debate to after it. savannah? >> peter alexander, thank you. let's turn now to republican presidential candidate donald trump is on the phone this morning. good morning. good to talk to you. >> good morning. >> i don't know if it's a distinction, but have you the sitting president, a democrat, and former republican bush both kind of going after you this weekend. let me reiterate president obama says. he's says this is not a talk show, reality, not marketing and pandering, getting yourself on the news, this is serious. do you think this is a hurdle for you, a liability, the fact you were a reality show host? do you think have you to prove you're truly serious? >> i mean, unlike jeb bush, who's really -- look at just what this guy -- it's a sad thing how he's done, but i don't like what he said. . i built an incredible business. dollars. i won virtually every battle i've been in in business.
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you know, the reality show, that was one thing i did, which became one of -- asou know because it was on nbc, became one of the most successful shows on television. >> do you think it undercuts your credibility? >> and i could have continued doing it. nbc was begging me to continue to do it, but this is something much more important to me. frankly, you know, my record in business is phenomenal. i built a great company. i've had tremendous success in what i'm doing right now, we have the biggest crowds, bigger than bernie sanders, by the way. he has second. but bigger than bernie sanders. we have a message. the message is basically that we have the worst president in the history of the united states. he's done a terrible job and we have a mess in our country. between $19 trillion in debt and all of the other problems. we can't beat isis. we have a border that's like swiss cheese, as i've said before. you know, we're a terribly run country and we have a president that doesn't know what he's doing. so, he can make the statement and, of course, you know, i'm obviously his worst nightmare if
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but h hcan make t t statement, but people are tired and they're angry and fed up. >> donald, it's willie, good morning. >> good morning. >> as i watched you in that debate saturday night, and a lot of people who watched you, f ft at sometimes they were watching a democratic debate because of some of the positions you took on criticizing george bush on iraq war, even praise for planned parenthood.. there have been conservatives suspicious of you all along that you are progressive in many ways and held those positions in the past. did you give them more reason to be suspicious with what you said on saturday? >> no, i think i did very well. every poll s sd i won the debate, if you know. if you look at grudge and "time" magazine, they did polls and said i won the debate. i'm pro-life. i have a great record of being a conservative, but i'm also a common sense conservative, willie, as we discussed before. we have to do things with common sense. certainly, i'm the most conservative person there is on the border and on security, on the military o taking care of
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care of horribly. i'm the most conservative person there is. we're going to end obamacare, which is a disaster, by the way. total and complete disaster. we're going to replace it with something much better and far less expensive. common core is an example. education through washington is horrible. we're going to local education. i mean, i think i said most of these things, and, frankly, most people said i won the debate. >> donald, that's fair enough but your positions on george w. obama administrationonou would agree, are minorityy positions inside the republican party? >> well, i'm -- look, we should not have gone into the -- you know, iraq. he was the president. he took us into iraq. when you look at the migration, all the problems in the middle east, it all started by going into iraq. i'm honest. whether it's republican or not republican. i say common sense, but i'm honest. we made a horrible decision when we went into iraq. i mean, it's as simple as that. >> mr. trump, can i ask you one question about ted cruz. you've been saying for ahile now that you actually have a
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eligible under the constitution to run for president because of his birth in canada. you talk about a lawsuit. i guess my question to you, is an old expression, why not put your money where your mouthth is? if you thinkhere's an issss there, why not go ahead and sue if you think this is an important issue that needs to be clarified. >> well, i may do that. he was born in canada. he lived there for three or four years. he was there for a long time. until 15 months ago he was a citizen of canada. >> but you say you wouldn't sue if he apologizes for attack ads. >> i say i may very well do it. i may do him a big favor. frankly, democrats will sue on that issue. many lawyers say you have to be born on our soil. >> have you had your lawyers research it, draw up the paperwork and take those steps forward? >> we're going to take a look at it. we're looking at it. ted cruz plays with the truth. he holds up the bible and then he lies. he's lied about a lot of things. he's lied aboute having to do
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i'm the strongest person on the stage on the second amendment. he said donald trump doesn't like the second amendment. i'm the strongest person on the stage on many things. he says donald trump is not pro-life. now, he did the same thing with ben carson. he said, ben carson is out of the race in iowa he said, ben carson is out of the race. he's left the race. vote for ted cruz. had he not done that, i probably would have won, number one. more importantly, ben carson was treated horribly by what this guy did. then after the election ended, he called up ben carson to apologize. what good does that do? i don't think ben carson accepted the apology, and he shouldn't. ted cruz is a very dishonene guy. tom colburn, senator, said ted cruz is one of the most dishonest men he's seen or dealt with, and yet he talks about evangelicals. that's why i'm leading the evangelical vote. they see he's a very dhonest person.
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lot to say. we appreciate your time. unfortunately, we're out of time. we appreciate you being here. >> thank you, donald. >> by the way, mr. trump will hold a town hall in charleston. you can watch it on msnbc at 8:00 p.m. on the democratic side, hillary clinton and bernie sanders targeting minority voters critical in nevada and south carolina. nbc news white house correspondent kristin welker in chicago, where secretary clinton ll host a rally latetetoday. gogo morning. >> reporter: willie, good morning to you. that's right, secretary clinton will hold a get out the vote rally on the south side of chicago later today after delivering a major address on race tuesday. she and senator sanders locked in a fierce fight for african-american support. with an eye on south carona, secretary clinton went to hararm tuesday, making her strongest pitch yet to african-american voters. >> these are not only problems of economic inequality, these are problems of racia
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>> reporter: despite a nagging cough -- >> too much to say. >> reporter: clinton energized the crow proposing new funds for public education and taking a not so subtle swipe at senator sanders, suggesting he's late to the conversation. >> you can't just show up at election time and say the right things and think that's enough. >> reporter: and, again, casting him as a a single-issue candidate. >> we aren't a single-issue country. we face a complex set of economic, social and political challenges. >> reporter: at a rally in atlanta, that drew close to 5,000, sanders didn't engage clinton. instead, sticking to his script. proposing changes to the speaking out about the deaths off unarmed black men. >> we are gogog to end the horrors that we have seen of unarmed african-americans being shot and killed by police officers. >> reporter: a new poll shows clinton with a convincing lead in south carolina.
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fueled in large part by minority support. sanders has acknowledged d 's working to broaden his appeal. and earlier tuesday, campaigned with erica garner, whose father died after a new york city police officer put him in a chokehold. and sanders brushed aside bill clinton's recent xhenlts, suggesting his supporters are similar to tea partyers. >> that's going on now in our party. >> i think some of the things that president clinton has been saying are unfortunate. we should not be making silly remarks. >> reporter: now, a new poll just out this morning shows there is a virtual dead heat in nevada. secretary clinton gets 48%, senator sanders gets 47%. it's difficult to get accurate polling in nevada, but political analysts are in broad agreement, it is a close race there withh just thrhr days before the caucuses. willie, savannah. >> things tightening up, thanks. now to the heated debate over replacing supreme court
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president obama now waging into the republican opposition against him, naming scalia's successor. andrea mitchell with the latest on that. good morning. >> good morning. president obama is forcefully rejecting region calls to let the next president nominate justice scalia's replacement, even as a handful of republican senators are breaking with their leaderer and saying the obama nominee should at least get a fair hearing. >> the constitution is pretty clear about what is supposed to happen now. >> reporter: in california tuesday, president obama arguing he will nominate someone for the high court. despite calls by republican leaders that the pick be left to his successor. >> historically, this has not been viewed as a question. there's no unwritten law that says that it can only be done on off years. that's not in the cocotitutional text. >> reporter: and even some
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appear to be a rush to the political barricade so soon after justice scalia's death. >> this was amisstep, a political misstep. first off, that is not the first thing you say within hours of the passing of someone like justice scalia. >> reporter: the president vowed to pick someone qualified, but with battle lines drawn, will that nominee even get a hearing? the republican senator in charge of any confirmation hearing, chuck grassley, appeared to open the door, telling iowa radio -- >> i would wait until the nominee is made before i would make any decisions. >> reporter: but later senator grassley seemed to backtrack, telling nbc news he is not open to a confirmation. this week, remembrances for justice scalia. his seat draped with a black friday. friday the jususces will return, lying in repose in the great hall with the funeral set for
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meanwhile with conspiracy theories taking off over scalia's sudden death, owners of the texas ranch where he died are completely ruling out foul play. saying the pillow was above his head. the scalia vacancy is already a big issue with the candidates, with each side seeing an historic opportunity, depending on who is going to gain the majority in those closely decided 5-4 cisions. >> andrea mitchell,,hank you so much. meantime, a rare moment for pope francis tuesday during his five-day tour to mexico. the pope became visibly irritated when some overly eager people tugged on his sleeve from behind a barrier, causing him to fall into a wheelchair. pope francis said in spanish, don't be selfish, don't be selfish. he stepped back and w wed for a
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today he'll hold a large outdoor mass in juarez and plans to speak to inmates and visit the u.s./mexico border. last night was the westminster dog show. we do have our winner. without further ado -- >> shorthaired pointer. >> the german shorthaired pointete c.j.! >> that's right. the judge naming c.j., a german shorthaired pointer from california best in show. the 3-year-old beat out more than 2,700 other dogs to win the nation's most prestigious dog competition. lucy finished second. congratulations to c.j. >> i love how "the new york times" wrote it up. they said the tension was thick in the air, so was the smell of wet dog. it was a rainy day yesterday. >> what's going on, al? >> we had a lot going on yesterday. crazy stuff. take a look at whard in miramar, florida. surveillance video. tornadoes touching down. could have been an f-3 tornado
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and then you go to the north, rochester, new york, a massive snowstorm bring really all kinds of traffic to a standstill. a real mess there in the next half hour, we're going to talk about a big change in our temperatures for a big portion. country. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. (sigh) you're okay... he's okay, he made it! jason.. what do you mean? we were very bad boys. alexa what's in the news? alexa: herers the news, "alecbaldwin and jason schwhwtzman were seen mooning paparazzi.baldwin threw his shoe at photographers before making arun for it". my poor cashmere socks... alexa, will you order another pair of brescianis. reordering bresciani socks. okay listen... can you send some lawyers or something? (moaning) ...alec? could cause some issues with how warm we are able to climb. a few snow showers are tracking through western iowa right now while we have a mix of clouds and clear skies. stormtrack7 lilie weather nettork
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through the day. temperatures are in the upper teens to the low 30s depending on where thos clouds are... with the 20s and 30s to the west with clouds. winds are very light and will turn to the southeast today. that won't help us warm up much today. and we are still on that that's your latest weather. >> al, thanks. coming up, thrown in jail for not paying back student loans?
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a water main break leads to a sink hole. and it means a waterloo road may be closed the rest of the day. we're talking about river road between commerical and works campus. the waterloo street department is working to repair the damage. new this morning... concerns over whether iowa's medicaid program is ready for big switch...set to happen in two weeks. the state is set to hand over management of its medicaid system to three private companies. the switch was originally supporsed to happen january first but federal regulators didn't think the state was ready. some lawmakers still aren't convinced the system is ready. now, let's go to eileen with a look at weather. we could have some flurrieie and mostly cloudy tomorrow and friday with warmer temps thursday and friday. highs on
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fog and snow cover. we'll be back in 30 minutes, be sure to check kwwl dot com for the latest nnws you're watching k- w-w-l, we've got you covered.
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7:30 now. it's wednesday morning, 17th of february, 2016. hello, crowd. everybody out there bundled up, looking happy. we'll step outside to say hello in a couple minutes. back inside stud owestudio 1a.
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step threatens security of its customers. ahead of saturday's primary, the republican candidates court voters in south carolinin where donald trump is maintaining a solid lead in the newest polls. the feuds among the candidates prompted president obama to weigh in, saying he thinking trump will never become president. eagles of death metal made an emotional return to the stage in paris, who were playing at the bataclan theater during the terrorist attacks. there was heavy security before people entered last ght. > the government's allegedly stunning way of seeking replace of employment. one borrower had to learn the hard way when his old $1500 student loan turned i io time behind bars. >> reporter: the federal government isn't kidding around. they want you to pay back your
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>> they will shrink themselves down to 2 inches h hh and hide in your pocket and take the money back, one dime at a time. >> reporter: worse, as one borrower tells it. >> skakhackles on my feet and waist, and placed in a cell. >> reporter: like many americans, paul owes from 29 years ago, when ronald reagan was president. he didn't expect u.s. marshals to come to his home in houston with an arrest warrant. >> with the interest on the $1500, it's now $5700. >> r rorter: he thinks this could have been handled better. >> send a summons, a certified letter. not the marshals. >> reporter: the marshals say they tried that for three years, including n nices t ted to his door. he said he received one postcard which he thought was bogus and didn't respond. >> we spoke to him on the phone
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wouldn't appear in court and they'd have to get him. >> reporter: when they went to his home last week with the warrant -- >> he yelled from inside, i have a gun. >> reporter: that's when they retreated, called for backup and returned with their gear. >> the stories are a little different. he seems to have forgotten a bit. >> reporter: after a brief time in custody, he was booked for disobeying a court order and released. >> were you afraid? >> totally. i couldn't believe it. >> reporter: the court ordered him to pay the $5700 he owes uncle sam. >> i need to pay that on increments starting in april. >> you can do that? >> not really, but not to go to jail -- >> reporter: he'll also have to pay nearly $1300 to the u.s. marshall service, the bill to do their job. >> people shouldn't be afraid the u.s. marshals are going to kick the doordown. this wasas an extreme case. >> reporter: and a tough lesson.
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aren't making a practice of this. it was an extreme case. he didn't answer the summons. >> i just made a payment on my student loans, just to be safe. let's get a check of the weather, al. >> ready for the warm weather? >> yeah! >> we have the forecast for you. big ridge of high pressure. jet stream up to the north. temperatures for today. 55 in casper. wichita wichita, 68. dallas, 74. tomorrow, record highs in the rockies, the plains. temperatures 25 to 35 degrees above normal. friday, it goes from the rockies l the way to cleveland, 51. birmingham, 69. ten degrees above average in new orleans. saturday, detroit, you're 15 degrees above average at 51 degrees. oklahoma city, 25 degrees above
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our hidden cameras are rolling and these reactions are priceless. >> so good. >> reporter: who doesn't love a free sample? >> i want this cake so bad. >> reporter: but this woman i on a diet. >> my boyfriend is in the back eating a salad. he canan know i'm eating this cake. >> reporter: will the shoppers keep her secret? >> baby, what are you doing?. >> reporter: when even she is busted by her judgey boyfriend. our hidden cameras are in place at grassroots natural market in morristown, new jersey. >> zoom in on that woman there. >> reporter: we're watching every bite. >> i'm on a diet. keep a lookout for my boyfriend. >> okay. >> reporter: the woman stands guard. >> oh, my. we're on a diet together. he'd kill me.
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>> >> the woman is left with a cake. she's making a beeline for the garbage, to throw away the evididce. >> d d she have a bite? >> i didn't see anything. >> that looks like chocolate. >> i think it's makeup. >> hi. jeff rossen from nbc news. how are you? >> good. how are you? >> this is a social experiment. >> sometimes, you have to have a little bit of a cheat so you can stay on a long-term plan. >> you helped her cheat? >> i did. >> girl power. go, yeah. >> reporter: turns out,hat girl power is strong. this next woman also watches her eat the cake and lies to protect her. >> no. >> reporter: she's about to go further. >> we're good friends from way back. >> play that again. back. >> reporter: they're complete strangers. >> yeah. look at me, i eat a lot of cake. >> seriously? >> yeah.
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how will the men react? >> my boyfriend is coming, te it! >> rfporter: she stuck him with the cake. what will he do when the boyfriend confronts him. >> man to man, was she eating cake? you can tell me. yes, she was? i didn't say a word. >> reporter: the nod confirms everything. the nexex man tells on her, too. >> that's a yes? >> reporter: when we think all the men are tattlers and the women her protecters, along comes this guy. about to give us the biggest surprise of the y. >> i'm breaking my diet. i'm not supposed to. >> reporter: he's enjoying his free sample and doesn't mind sharing. >> you're going to feed me? >> don't tell yone. >> i won't. >> my boyfriend is in the back. he's going to freak. >> he ain't gonna know nothing. >> you won't say anything? >> i wear to god. >> reporter: he feeds her more. >> down that quick. >> once i start, i can't stop. >> reporter: he's laughing now, but not for long.
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>> what is going on? this is his. >> reporter: she's pointing the finger at him. will he keep her secret. >> it's mine. >> it's yours? >> yeah. >> why is she holding your -- >> i didn't have room to put it all on my plate. >> sir, did i have anything? >> no. >> reporter: he won't budge. >> i saw her -- >> i swear to god. she was just holding it. i'm a gluten. i'm greedy. >> i have to meet this guy. >> you were nice to her. >> i was. >> you took the blame, two pieces of cake. >> i had to help a damsel in distress. >> we're all in this together. >> we are. >> love that guy. oh! we wonder how you'd react. chats all week. i'm doing another one when i walk off the set here. questions live. go t reports. what do you think? >> that guy, i like that guy. >> i think he was also hitting
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we're back at 7:49. carson is in the orange room. >> how are you guys? so it was late on a friday when this spray dog was brought into andy mathis, care clinic in georgia. the dog was in rough shape. the doctor reached out for advice on facebook and got an ovovwhelming response to try to save the dog. claire, and the doctor has been sharing progress daily online. day six, up a couple pounds. day 16, getting stronger. it was this heartwarming video here that touched a lot of people. the doctorealized that gracie wasn't eating one morning, so he decided to hop into her crate to comfort her, bringing his breakfast along. this video has been viewed over 6 mlion times. rene writing, this restores my faith in humanity. so beautiful to see the love, care and compassion you're showing this sweet little girl.
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the clinic p pting pictures showing gracie well enough to move in with the bigger dogs. hopefully, she'll find a permanent home soon. >> i bet she will. >> a lot of people wantedd to adopt her after that video. that's a good thing. everybody wants her now. >> i love it. so awesome. >> such big hearts. >> thanks for warming our hearts, carson. >> she should have a breakfast with wrangler. >> just you. >> oh, just me? come on, wrangler. >> have fun in there. >> you have company. >> i'll help you out there. >> thanks.
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a teacher faces charges -- accused of stealing mediccion. doug wilkinson of cedar falls was arrested this month in connection to missing prescription drugs at holmes junior high. wilkinson is a high school english eacher. he's accused of stealing student meddcation - including adderall. court records says security video allegedly shows him taking pills from the nurse's cabinet... new this morning -- an iowa theater is officially on the national register of historic places. the hardacre theatre in tipton has been around for more than a hundred years. the theater closed in 2013 but a it, and reopen it. the new historic designaton could help move that process forwarr. now, let's go to eileen with a look at weather. we could have some flurries and areas of fog today, but mainly a thursday and friy. highs on friday will depend on where you are in the viewing area... warmer with cover. we'll be back in 30 minutes, be
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, the princess and the press. kate huffington post that has her shining a light on a cause near and dear to her heart. >> we want to prioritize the emotional well-being of the students for long academic success.
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>> what an idea that your doctor might write you out a prescription to play a video game. >> we'll see it in ththnext couple years. >> could a video game help us stay sharp? an inside look at new technology that has doctors excited about reversing the effects of aging on the brain. two hot to handle? ryan reynolds goes one on one with hugh jackman, asking what everybody wants to know. >> do you ever age? >> today, wednesday, february 17th, 2016. >> good morning, buffalo! >> we just got engaged. >> aloha from hawaii. celebrating 50 years.
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>> happy 42nd birthday in louisiana! >> whew! it's 8:00 on "today," wednesday, february 17th. it is down right pleasant on our plaza this morning. we have a nice family here. a lot of folks out on the plaza. what did you see? >> that's a guy in a dog suit, i think. >> i think it's a real dog. >> good looking dog. >> look at him. >> it is? >> awesome. coming up, can you have your burger and eat healthy, too? siri daly, the better half of this man here, has a delicious burger. let's get a check of the top stories. >> good morning. apple says it will fight a judge's order over the phone of san bernardino shooter syed farook. investigators have been unable to access data from farook's
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the shooting that left 14 people dead. on tuesday, a federal judge ordered apple to help the fbi hack into farook's encrypted iphone. apple's ceo tim cook opposes what he calls an unprecedented step, which he says has imple imacations beyond the case at hand. presint obama is vowing to pick an indisputably qualified nominee for the supreme court to replace the late antonin scalia. the president's comments follow calls from some republicans who want the replacement left up to the next president. the president rejects those calls, saying republicans are reading something into the constitution that isn't there. a follow-up on a story we told you about last year, about a florida woman who live-streamed a night of partying and her drive home drunk. people whoho watched whitney on periscope called 911 to report her. now, in a plea deal, she's not getting jail time but she gets
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community service, six-month suspended driver's license, and she cannot visit any bars. the cost of prescription drugs keeps going up in the u.s., even for generic drugs. a new company wants to shake up the drug industry and bring costs down. details from olivia sterns. >> reporter: a nurse outside chicago struggle to pay for her $400 prescription drug bill. taking cymbalta and high cholesterol medications and blood pressure. she was searching for coupups. >> when i got to the pharmacy with the coupon, they'd run the code and it wasn't real. >> reporter: then she stumbled upon blink health. drugs are marked down by as much as %. >> a aost everyone takes medications at some point in their life. most people are overpaying. >> reporter: blink was founded by brothers matthew and jeffrey, to bypass insurance companies. >> whether you have good
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insurance at all, you should check the blink price before going to the pharmacy. >> reporter: here's how blink works. normally, your doctor writes a prescription. go to your insurance company and the insurance companyny goes to ker. prices are based on what kind of insurance you have. blink goes straight to the drug maker so you click on your drug, pay online, and print out the rececet to take to your pharmacy. blink features over 1,5,000 medications at 60,000 pharmacies nationwide. this approach could be the future. >> a lot of people have high deductible plans. you may not realize what's going on until you try to fill the prescription. reporter: back innchicago, tammy says her $422 bill has been cut to just $77 a month. >> what did you think when you saw that at first? >> i wanted to cheer. nobody wants to spend their money on medicine if you don't
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>> reporter: saving money and time to enjoy life's precious moments. olivia sterns, nbcc news, chicago. >> good idea. something we can all use, for sure. >> natalie, thank you. now to some royal news making headlines this morning. >> the duchess of cambridge turning kensington palace into her home office for a cause near and dear to her heart. kelly cobiella is there. >> gd morning. we all know how private prince william and the duchess of cambridge kate are. today, they've thrown ope the doors to their palace. there is a newsroom in there behind me. they've invited in a team from the huffington post. they're talking about child's mental health issues. ananety, depression, bullying and the importance of early prevention. kate has put on her journalist cap, writing and acting as an editor.
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cambridg turned guest editor, running the huffington post's uk for the day. with reporters and bloggers in her kensington palace home, to highlight a cause close tq her heart. >> how long does it take to change and update? >> reporter:r: launching the campaign, young minds matter, kate gets personal, writing that she and prince william hope to encourage george and charlotte to speak about their feelings and to give them the tools and sensitivity to be supportive peers to their friends as they get older. sharing your feelings is not necessarily a royal tradition. it began to change with princess diana. now, another bold step from kate. >> she is a person who is known globally, and we're a firm known globally. when the two come together, it can be very powerful. >> reporter: theheuchess says the mental health of our children should be just as important as their physical health. >> i knew that i was lucky. my parents and teachers provided me with a wonderful and secure childhood.
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valued and listened to. but, of course, many children aren't so lucky. >> reporter: even kids younger than 5 could be suffering in silence, she says. >> imagine if everyone was able to help just one child who needs to be listened to, needs to be respected and needs to be loved. we could make sucuc a huge difference for an entire generation. >> reporter: huffington post research shows 1/3 of parents worry they'll look like bad mothers and fathers if their child has a mental health problem. by writing and talking about it, the duchess is hoping to change that. >> and another big name involved in the campaign today. first lady michelle obama, who has written a blog about mental health issues, and veterans. the idea is to go global with this. already, the #young minds matter is trendndg in the uk and in the u.s. this morning. guys, the work in this very
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throughout the afternoon. >> kelly cobiella, thanks so much. coming up in trending, a man loses his wallet, gets it back, but with a message from one very -- i dodot know if it can be an honest -- a candid person. plus, he wants the white house. instead, he gets "full house." how jimmy fallon introduced donald trump to the tanners. and a virtual world that could soon become a game-changing reality. to help reverse the effects of
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when they picked the name. 60% said they liked the sound of the name they picked. i like that. 27% said family roots. 13%, inspired b b celebrityr historical figure. the survey also asked about this idea of name stealing. have you heard about this? you call dibs on a name and none of your friends or family can use the nameme >> oh, yeah. >> you agree, like you say -- let's say you don't have kids but say, i like the name, kim, and your cousin can't name their >> definitely. >> you're on the record. >> you have to claim your turf. >> interesting. >> we wanted to name nick benjamin after her dad, but her sister had claimed benjamin. i think families claim it. i know friends who live in different parts of the country who are upset that their friend across the country named their kid the same thing. >> if you're a aoss the country, it's fine.
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>> is that what it is? >> i had violet and then jennifer garner and ben affleck stole it. >> 57% say it's not cool if you steal a name. 43% name stealing isn't a thing. >> it's not. >> by the way, most people say they like traditional names over trendy ones. >> we love the name -- i always loved madison. siri went to college with madison and said, oh, no. marley, and i was ke, bob marley. >> knocking off names left and ght. >> we like strong names. >> it was a challenge. >> strike. >> i got a great new york sry for you guys. meet riley. he lost his wallet early at a concert and it contained $100 in cash, credit cards and his driver's license. the story has a happy ending, sort of.
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here came the letter along with it from the man who found it. quote, i found your wallet and driver's license and address. here's your credit cards and other important stuff. but, the man adds this, i kept the cash because i needed weed. the metro card for the subway now. and the wallet, because it's cool. anonymous. >> oh, my gosh. >> this is a new york story. only in new rk. >> he returnene -- >> i appreciate the honesty. he was honest about why he was using the money. >> the driver's license is the hardest thing to replace. >> i know. >> i love how he signed it, t to. >> was a grammy legend turned away from an afterparty? one of the most iconic
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grammy awards, but it's not enough to get sir paul mccartney into a grammys afterparty. he was reportedly turned away from a hollywood nightclub not once but twice. sir paul was heard asking, how vip do we got to get? he was telling inging the musician, beck, who he was with, we need another hit. here's the catch, that party, hosted by rapper tyga. on twitter, tyga denied he was behind the snub. he said he didn't know mccartney was out there and the nightclub is saying paul mccartney was in the wrong line at the wrong party. >> who cares, it's paul mccartney! >> any party. >> oh, sir tyga. next to ryan reynolds and his new job, apparently, entertainment reporter. he interviews hugh jackman about "eddie the eagle."
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>> the sex scenes, i do them. >> that's where the craft is. my next question is from a blake lively from new york city, new york. he writes, hugh, i tried calling you on the phone and you didn't answer. are we still meeting at@ the hotel this afternoon. i don't have much time because ryanan is having a mani/pedi from 3:to 3:00 to 4:00. i'm getting a mani/pedi. that's weird. >> ryan's wife is blake lively. not a he but a she. funny. next, jimmy fallen'sonfallon's take on "fuller house.e. he h h something to fill the role of michelle tanner, donald trump. >> i had to stay in the race. otherwise, the clinton would be in the white house again. i mean, w w wants to see something from the '90s come back in 2016?
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came together to sing the show's theme song. guys. >> thank you, sir. now let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. >> let's show you what we have going on. we've got a big system making its way into theeacific northwest. showers, stretching from seattle all the way to los angeles. they need the rain, so it's gd news. the front has moved off the stern seaboard so things have calmed down. chilly around the upper great lakes but look how hot. 90s into southern california and southwestern arizona. 80s through texas. we will have a little bit of a a clippepe across, bringing snow to the great lakes and parts of northern ohio. beautiful weather through the gulf coast. even down into florida. temperatures a lite cooler than usual. windy weather inouthern california. the heat builds in the southwest on into texas. that's what's gocould cause some issues with how warm we are able to climb. a few snow showerer are tracking througgwestern iowa
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while we have a mix of clouds and clear skies. stormtrack7 live weather network will keep that mixff and on througm the day. temperatures are in the upper teens toothe low 30s depending on where those clouds are... with the 20s and 30s to the west with clouds. winds are very light and will turn to the southeast today. that won't help us warm up much today. and we are still oo that >> that's your latest weather. coming up next, mind games. how video games may reverse the effects of a fruit. nuts. silky smooth dark chocolate.
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now to our special ries, living longer, living better. >> cynthia is back. this time, explaining why it's anything but game over when it comes to an aging mind. good morning. >> could be good news. this week, we've taken you to ecuador and iceland in our search for the secrets of living longer and living more healthy lives. today, our journey takes us to an imaginary world that may help our aging brains act young again. >> where are we? >> this is in another world. >> here are your targets. >> i have to respond to the red creatures, to catch them. >> reporter: it may look and sound like something we nag our kids to stop playing. >> keep it up. >> reporter: but a top neuro neuroscientist says this is not just a game. he bieves one day, it could be
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helping aging brains act young again. >> what an idea, that your doctor might write you out a prescription to play a video game. >> i think we'll see it in the next couple years. >> the next couple years? >> i do. >> reporter: brain training games are already a big industry. last month, lumosityty paid a $2 million settlement to the federal trade commission for suggesting their games could stave off memory loss, dementia and alzheimer's. claims the fdc s sd the company could not back up with science. but the company says itthe rigger of their research, though they've discontinued that marketing language.. at the uninirsity of california san francisco, this doctor says he wants to leave no doubt that his games really work. he took five years to develop one game called neuro racer. he and his team tested it on dozens of people between 60 and 85 years old.
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resist distractions. >> reporter: like this 67-year-old, ann stewarar >> forgetting things or leaving them behind, come back in the house three times for the same thing. it's not a good sign of aging well. >> reporter: after they played neuro racer three times a weekk for a month,he doctor saw something incredible. >> we found that they improved their ability to multi-task beyond the level of even 20-year-olds who played it a single visit. >> i don't sit around worrying about losing my mind. >> reporter: the scientific community heralded the work as a game changer. >> it's not snake oil. >> reporter: in his book "smarter," dan investigated the science of building brainpower. >> not junk science. there's serious work going on. it finds that doing these kinds of brain games can sometimes, in some people, be really helpful. >> so there's hope for the aging brain? >> definitely hope.
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app store yet because the game rs not is not on the market. he's putting them through more tests. >> we want to do the researcho really bring confidence, to members of the field and the public, that when it arrives in their hands, they know it's going to do what we say it's going to do. >> reporter: he's developing new games, including one called body brain trainer. mixing brain training with a gym workout. he says aftft three months, tests showed his 47-year-old brain performed more like a 20-year-old. >> medine has worked so hard and has done a great job at making us live longer, but living longer without living better is just missing the main point. >> what do we do? >> reporter: as for my aging brain -- >> you're doing well. i don't know if y y play a lot of games. >> i've never played a game before. i'm a natural. >> reporter: someday, it may be what t doctor ordered. >> i feel smarter already. >> perfect. >> okay.
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what can i say? the doctor hopes to market the games toths ss to the public when he completes his studies. the fda is evaluating one of his games as a treatment for adhd. he hopes the games will be approved for alzheimer's and dementia, as well, one day. >> angry birds doesn't count? >> i don't think so. >> it looks like mario cart. >> then we tell our kids, don't do that. anyway, it was fun and we tried to get it so you all could play. too top secret to let the "today" show anchors play with. >> remind me not to get with you in a car when you're behind the wheel. playing that game. the technology is exciting. >> thank you. coming up tomorrow, the five things you need to know about living longer. good series. thank you. let's head upstairs to carson and siri. >> on the topic of living
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aa year after a teenager from vinton died, arrests are made. some of the charges are drug related. investigators say emma redlinger was accidently shot in the head last year after a friend mishandled a gun. six people were taken into custody yesterday. tt includes robyn merchant who's facing a federal charge of providing a firearm to someone who shouldn't have one. a 17-year-old was also charged with involuntary manslaughter. others face charg for things like drug possession and lying to law enforcement. officers find the person they believe videotaped women showering it happened at burge hall at the university of iowa. police sent out this picture of the suspect as they tried to track him down. charges are pending. now, let's go to eileen with a look
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last night it was the cast of "fuller house." d tonight, "shades of blue" with jennifer lopez. seth welcomes will ferrell. new "tonight show" with jimmy fallon. morning, everybody. good morning, everyone, everyone, it's 8:30, wednesday, february 17th, 2016.
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nini day on the plaza. matt is enjoying some time off this week. the weather is nice out. >> by the time we get to the end of the week, you'll be shvitzing. by saturday it will be about 55. coming up this half hour, from reading headlines to making them. a local tv news a ahor opens up for the first time about the mistake that ended her career and how hitting rock bottom provided aoundation to reforming hurry life. mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the evilist of them all? we have a special sneak peak of theetar studded cast of "the huntsman." >> siri is in the kitchen for us, she's got some ingredients that could help add years to your life. >> that's a good burger. not just another day, guys,
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're live right now on "today"'s facebook page. he's taking a nap right there. you'll get a behind the scenes tour of our studio and tag along with wrangler once he wakes up. >> wake up! >> come on, wrangler, wake up! >> lay down. stay. >> all right. let's get a check of the weather. starting with today, we are looking at wet weather from the pacific northwest all the way into central and eventually southern california, with windy conditions. we're looking at some snow as a clipper comes across the great lakes. look for sunshine around the gulf coast. chillier at the mid-atlantic states, the snow expands into the rockies and cascades. wet weather into southern california. windy in the central great plains and snow around the great
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sunshine and temperatures warming up from the midsection of the country and spreading east. you're a little behind for days. it's awfully nice.clouds and snow-cover could cause some issues with how warm we are able to climb. a few snow showers are tracking through western iowa right now while we have a mix of clouds and clear skies. stormtrack7 live weather network will keep that mix off and on through the day. temperatures are in the and that's your latest weather, nsieur daley.
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shah vasquez was the queen in tucson, arizona. beloved. i experienced it firsthand working with her at local station kvoa early in my cacaer. >> did you love being a news anchor? >> i actually loved the responsibility of informing people. for me it was kind of a job that i felt like i was bornn to do. >> when you're in the public eye, people expect you to always be a certain way. how did you manage that? >> one of the things that i was own for when i was on the air was for my big smile and my hearty laugh. and i did that the every day. i put that on every day even when i wasn't laughinin or smiling inside, because i knew that was my job. >> reporter: the wear and tear of a career in the public eye began to take its toll and mars shah ia became fearful of losing the
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>> i remember saying to myself, i'm not going to stick around that long so i can start to be depreciated. i'm going to leave before they start edging me out. i didn't. i didn't do it. and i wish i had. >> that brings us to february 2012. tell me about that day, what happened. >> i had been very depressed about what was going on at work. so i went to the mall and i bought a pair of shoes, shopped around, got some stuff. and then i took a blouse. i took a top. and i walked out. and the storere guard came after me and he said, did you know that you have that in your bag? and at that point i guess i could have said oh, my god, do i? i meant to pay for it, i bought these other things but it just slipped my mind. i said to him, yes, i do know that it's there. he said, are you going to pay
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i said, no, i don't think i want to. and so there began my nightmare. >> reporter: and it was. immediately news reports of her shoplifting incident were everywhere. that following monday, she was asked to resign. >> why do you think you acted out in that way? it doesn't seem your character at all. >> no. i think that i just wantedd to stst the madness. i wanted to stop my unhappiness. and i didn't know how to do it myself. i think i knew deep down in my heart that if i shoplifted something, you know, just like any other crime, you would lose your job. so instead of saying goodbye to kvoa and having a lovely farewell and doing it the right way, that's the way i did it. and i will regret that until the day i die. >> reporter: martha fell into a deep depression, not leaving her home for months, not even
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>> depression is this heaviness, this feeling like hopelessness. like there's no solution to your problem, like you might as well just end it all. >> did you feel suicidal? >> i thought about it. i thought about it, because i thought that my daughter would be better off without me. my husbandnd would certainly be better off without me, because he could find somebody that wasn't a shoplifter. this is all g/ing on in my head. >> reporter: finally at her husband's suggestion, the family moved from tucson to washington state. she sought help from a psychiatrist and eventually a hypnotherapist. >> it gave me back my self-esteem. it helped me to forgive myself. that's the piece of the puzzle i had not yet been able to put together. >> when i see you before me, you are the martha i have always known, full of lifee and joy and a big smile and a big laugh. do you feel that this process is what helped you get that back?
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it was the spark that had gone dark in my life. >> reporter: now four years later, martha is back in her hometown of tucson, arizona, looking forward to opening a hypnotherapy franchise of her own. i was either going to go home with my tail tucked between my legs or i was going to go home and show people that what happened to me could happen to everyone, that it was a mistake, thth we all make mistakes, that one bad chapter does not make the whole story. that was chapter 7. i'm now on chapter 8 or 9 and moving towards chapter whatever. >> what a great story. she i think will give so many people courage perhaps to do something that they've wanted to do. >> it's unusual circumstances, but i think a lot of people can relate t t not dealing with things thaha might be happening inside, acting out in a way that would be unexpected even to them. most importantly, she shows a graceful way back. >> what was it like for you,
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her, to sit across and talk to her? >> i watched her growing up in tucson, then we were colleaeaes. whenenhis happened, i tried to reach out to her. it was just so hard. but i think the message that she received was that, you know, you're not defined by one thing, your friends will always lot of you. and i'm very, very proud of her of. >> it's great that she's doing so well now, she deserves a second chance and a new opportunity. now chapter 8 and 9 are going well. >> and not to judge someone on their worst day. >> may we all not be judged that way. coming up next, a new take on the classic tale of "snow white."
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"the huntsman". we're back at 8:42.
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anticipated film with a lot of star power. >> "the huntsman" t tls the story that comes before the tale of snow white. katie got a chance to talk to the cast, the fairest of them all. >> it's a fairy tale you're hoping for, prepare yourself for so much more. >> reporter: yes, "the huntsman, winter's r" has everything, three strong female characters and chris hemsworth. >> you will become my huntsman. >> reporter: the time before snow white. two evil sisters threaten the land with darkness. >> we have much to do. we will bring fear. >> reporter: only huntsman eric and his secret lover, warrior sarah, can stop them. >> you look stunning. >> a lot of competition with hemsworth in the room.
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>> mirror, mirror on the wall. >> whoever gets the mirror will be unstoppable. >> lovely. >> it's whatou get for working with three girls. >> so happy. >> i'm told it's a little less dark than "snow white and the huntsman." >> claws and stuff. it's dark, actuallyly >> i mean, it is -- there's more humor. i think it's not as dark, yeah. >> what are you going to do, take on two evil sisters and their entire army? >> pretty much. >> id's a equel. >> prequel to o e sequel. back story that my character in the first one, when he's talking to snow white about his wife, it's filling in the blanks. also, where the huntsman came from.
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i let her out of my sight, and she was gone. >> you play the wife that we heard about in the last movie, right? >> a fellow huntswoman working in the army of freya. >> world of women. >> i'm the old queen. there's a new one now. >> are you just as evil? >> i don't know if i'm just as evil. there's a sad back story to why she becomes who she is and as cruel has she is. it's a great villain to play. >> men have forgotten what it means to be afraid. >> do you feel a little bit maybe intimidated because you were so believably evil in the last one, which i can only imagine means you're like that in real life? i'm just kidding. >> i was nervous. charlize is so mean. >> hello, i've missed you.
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time already, the four of you hanging out. >> i love fantasy. >> i , too. >> especially playing a queen, you vamp it up and it's so fun. >> if you do go to theeub tonight, you should show up in these outfits. >> then we'll get to the pub. >> reporter: you've been warned. for "today," katie, nbc news, london. >> incredible cast. >> yeah. amazing. >> the first was great. >> "the huntsman" from universal hits theaters in april. up next, forgetre you smarter than a fifth grader?
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the 10-year-old turning we're back at 8:48. we have a story of a young fashion designer making quite a splash on the scene, attracting attention for her style and her age. tamron has her story.
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breaking into the hyper come pet competitive world of fashion design is no small feet. iffy is not your average designer. after constantly bullied for her size, iffy came up with a creative way to respond. by creating her own line of clothing which includes plus size outfits. to top that off, this kid has found her way now to the catwalk. >> reporter: at new york's fashion week, the runways showcase the world's top designers. now, one fresh face is jumping into the spotlight. >> telling me how good i am at fashion. >> reporter: at just 10 years old, egypt, who goes by "iffy," is making her debut as the only child designer dressing curvy models. she's loving every second of it. >> sometimes i get my model's ideas and we agree on it and i make it.
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designing clothes after she was repeatedly bullied at school, often because of her size. >> i was bullied. they called me all kinds of names. one time i was stabbed with a pencil. >> reporter: iffy decided to fight back with her creativity and grandmother's sewing machine. >> she started making dogs with a sewing needle. she started designing clothes and sketching. >> reporter: it wasn't long before iffy was trading bullying for business, by launching chubby line, which she describes as bringing africa to america, one design at a time. >> when i see her line, i see a future in the fashion industry. >> fashion wewe, to see her at 10 years old, i felt so great. >> reporter: her threads are for all shapes and sizes. iffy loves to share her inspiring fashions with everyone. >> i like how you can interact
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get new ideas. >> reporter: it's her edgempowering message that makes iffy stand out. >> i turned negative attention into positive attention. [ applause ] >> okay, we're all in love with her. you have to admit, the entire time i was learning about her story, i kept thinking about beyonce's song "formation." stay classy and let your success be your revenge. her business model is the revenge on the bullies. now,w,he's a role model for a bunch of kids and adults, honestly. >> really talented. >> love her. i'm? >> cher.. you know you're bigig whenn you have one name. she's so cute. >> great story. up next, can burgers save your life? just kidding. but can they help you live longer? we'll find out when we join ms.
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first, this is "today" on we're back a a 8:53 with today food as part of our living longer, living better series. we have recipes that aren't just delicious but full of ingredients that may help you live longer. siri daly is here with two types of healthy burgers. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> we have our tasting crew, including your husband, downstairs. >> is he in the cage? >> no, n n in the cage. >> have you been in the doghouse before?
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>> we're doing chickpea burgers. >> we're going to add cumin, salt and pepper, cilantro and garlic. we want to pulse it until it reaches a paste-like consistency. >> i never know how long to whisk these up. oh, put it on the other way, you're saying. i'm helpful, aren't i? >> it doesn't take long. see how it resembles that consistency? then we're going to remove it from there and put it in a bowl. add some mushrooms and carrots. we do these separately so we can get different textures. it's pastey. youu want to try the lid again? >> take two. >> can you swapyou the swap vegetables. remove those. now we're going to add the
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do you want to grab the egg? we'll add the egg and the flour and some panko. we're gng to mix it all up. thth will make four burgers. >> okay. >> over here, we have them already formed. i'm going to add them to this hot skillet. get the skillet hot so it adds the crispy texture to your burgers. important in a veggie burger, especially. >> carson assured me off the air these are great burgers. he's a tough critic. >> we made them the other night. it's fantastic. >> it gets krit by ss crispy on the outside because it'smushy on the inside. >> back here, we have mushroom and lentil burgers. we have mushrooms, lentils, worcester -- which i still don't know how to say the word. >> you nailed it. i don't know how to say it. >> i pulsed these in the food
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this is a cooled mixture. added the worcester. >> twice, back to back, wow. >> worcester sauce. >> we'll add the cooked lentils, an egg and bread crumbs again. >> similar process to the other one. >> exactly. >> all right. >> then we'll mix that up. mix it a little bit. >> sure. >> i have two burgers cooking here. seven minutes per side in a hot skillet. then -- >>rutabaga. >> routeutabaga fries. >> tell me about that. >> i didn't know you could cook with rutabaga. >> it's delicious. like a sweet potato fry. >> all right. >> double thumbs up downstairs.
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>> see you atwe continue to keep an eye on bills moving through the iowa legislature. friday brings a key deadline -- the first funnel -- which means bills must be passed by a committe or they're dead. one at risk...has to do with the sale of "growlers" that's a 64-ounce container of beer popular at breweries. lawmakers are looking at what kinds of businesses are allowed to sell these issue which has been discussed in the
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continues to grow. we know who will take new cedar falls mayor jim brown's seat on the city's school board. joyce ccil winning the election. coil previously served as president of the school board until losing her re-election bid in september. now, let's go to eileen with a look at weather. we could have some flurries and areas of fog today, but mainly a temps thursday and friday. highs on friday will depend on where snow, cooler with more clouds, fog and snow cover. we'll be back in 3030minutes, be sure to check kwwl dot com for
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this morning on "today's take," access denied. while paul mccartney was turned away on music's biggest night. baby, you can drive my car. a memorable carpool karaoke moment with sia. and fred armisen with a performance as tiny in ""zoolander 2. all that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news,
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roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning. it's wednesday morning, february 17th, 2016. tamron. we have a great crowd on the plaza. this is my morning jam. great song. " "losers" by the weekend featuring labrinth. get the clean version if you're playing it with kids, iss what i'll say. there is a showdown between apple and the fbi. a federal judge has ordered apple to help the fbi unlock the phone of san bernardino mass shoooor syed farook. authorities trying to fill in 18 missing minutes of farook and his wife tashfeen's whereabouts on the day.
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cooperating with the fbi but will fight the order. cook said the united states government has demanded apple take an unprecedented step, which threatens the security of our customers. we oppose this order which has implications far beyond the legal case at hand. cook told cbs's "60 minutes" in december that opening phones to the government makes us all vulnerable. here's what he said. >> on your smartphone today, your iphone, there's likely health information, there's financial information, and you should have the ability to protect it. the only way we know how to do that is to encrypt @t. why is that? it's because if there's a way to get in, then somebody will find a way in. >> basically, tim cook and apple are saying, we don't want to begin to explore the idea of then that's out there. the technology exists. >> it's creating a master key of >> right.
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say, can't you get into the one phone without putting the rest of us at risk? that's the back and forth that's happening now. >> it's similar to what happened after 9/11, with the conversation over the patriot act. how far are you willing to go? how much of your security? as a result, we learned a lot more about the nsa than we as americans wanted them to do. whatever you think of snowden, he was part of opening our eyes to that. interesting. >> the government is basically worried about built-in security software that could auto delete all the datan the phone when they try to crack . then they're out for good and can't get the information they need. in the months later but in the middle of an investigation, if you're trying to track somebody down. >> if they could take the phone physically, fbi agents, go to apple, watch over them while they do it and give the phone back. >> it's not that simple. they're worried that not just the fbi, what the government can do.
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government. ten years from now, you may not trust the government. the otherish shoo ishsue is, once it's created, who is going to protect that secret? can the chinese hack and get the information? it's potential threats internationally, is their point. >> apple, i think, the argument is clearly understandable. but i think in the case where you had terrorists in the country, a lot of people look at it that way and say, yeah, it should be -- >> that was the question after 9/11. >> i can tell you law enforts enforcement in new york and other big cities feel they don't get enough cooperate from the silicon valley companies. the companies are protecting that you are customers first. >> there's a lot of conversation going on aboututthis, including mark zuckerberg. >> we've been watching pope francis, who is visiting mexico. it's a six-day trip to mexico. earlier this week, you saw the
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down the al-- from the altar and blessing this wheat child in the wheelchair. it was a touchinggmoment. yesterday, we saw what became a tense moment, actually. the pontiff is one who likes to really get in with the crowds and surround himself with people, as we saw hererin the united states when he visited. he gets down in there with people. unfortunately, the situation seemed like it got a little out of hand for him. he was at a western city, greeting the fans at this open-air mass. you see there a person reaching over the barricade and pulling at his robe. he crashes into a man in the wheelchair. the pope got a little peeved, whicic i think we canll understand. he's 79 years old, too, being pulled and yanked on to a person in a wheelchair. he basically said, don't be selfish. what's wrong with you? stop being so selfish. clearly understandable in that moment. scary for the person in the wheelchair, too.
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i think he was like, watch out for this person in the wheelchair. >> i think it's the first time we saw the pope lose his cool a little bit maybe. >> to protect someone. >> it's a reaction i think any of us would show. >> we love this guy. >> another guy we love on the program who called in here before, prince. now, prince is just not anybody, of course. when p pnce takes a passport photo, he takes a passport photo. he tweeted this out. prince rogers nelson. >> is that blue steel?l? >> it's gone viral. he has the afro, he has the cheeks. he has it all going on. >> i mean, the pursed lips the whole thing. >> the what lips? >> pursed lips. >> it looks like it's for a photo photoshoot. >> it probably was. >> i'm sure it was. >> only prince could have a passport photo like that.
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i'm racking my brain. >> next time, i'll do the blue steel for m passport photo. you can't smile anymore, right? >> you have to have a neutral expression. that's so hard. >> i look like i'm grimacing or like i'm so angry. >> i look like i shouldn't be let in countries. mine is like, don't let her in. the problem is, it's probably lighting, as well. when we mere mortals get our passport, we' on the wall. no light, no nothing. >> heas nice shading, the whole thing. >> contouring. i don't know what's going on there. move on. so this caught our attention. amazeing video of a high flying dunk routine. this is liberty university's soar ministry. they mix acrobatics,, ampoline -- >> oh! >> is that crazy? >> central bantist church.
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>> it's in virginia. backboard. >> crazy. >> drop the mic, right? >> everybody say, amen. everybody say, hallelujah! bam! >> incredible. >> good move. >> the church we need to go to and visit, virginia. mr. roker? >> we're going to our facebook wall in the orange room. it's day 16 of our 25 days of give aways. this is a great prize. we've got a nordic track bike from sears, worth $600. we want you to go to's take. you'll see a picture of it. you can like us and register to win. let's see how many people have liked us. 275,000. that's, what, 21,000 up from earlier, from yesterday. that's pretty cool. we're closing in on 300,000. let's let johnny back up here
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please go to's take. like us. if we get to 300,000 tomorrow, tamron says you can go through her wardrobe. >> no, i didn't. >> rummage through it. >> i didn't say that. no, no, no. lori says it is national act of kindness day. did you knowwthat? >> i did not.t. i said as an act of kindness -- >> you'll let people go through your wardrobe? >> if we hit a million. >> that's so nice of you. >> not 300,000. ohohmy gosh. look at this, jet stream, way up to the north. unseasonally mild weather. possible parts of the southwest seeing cords. phoenix, 91 degrees. amamillo, 78. dallas, 74. tomorrow, look at the record highs from the rockies to the plains. 25 to 35 degrees above average. friday, boom! look at this, cleveland, you're at 51. little rock, 70. dallas, 80 degrees. on saturday, the heat continues
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new york city, 54. jacksonville, 75. same inn jackson. amazing. let's see how many people want a chance to go through tamron's wardrobe. getting close! fantastic. that's what's going on around thecould cause some issues with how warm we are able to climb. a few snow showers are tracking through western iowa right now while we have a mi of clouds and clear skies. stormtrack7 live weather network will keep that mix off and on through the day. temperatures are in the upper teens to the w 30s depending on where those clouds are... with the 20s and 30s the west withh clouds. winds are very light and will turn to the southeast today. that won't help us warm up much today. and we are still on that boundary that is >> >> are we going through? t >> your closet is nice, as well. how about this? 303,000, natalie --
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author of "50 more ways to soothe yourself without food." . susan, good morning. >> good morning. >> hello. >> we're going to play a game. here's how you pla each of you has a blender and a nice display of healthy food and unhealthy food. >> wow. >> to answer my questions, you have to take a handful, put it in your blender, blend it up and i'll call on you if you blend it first. here is the trick, the loser has to drink their's at the end. >> oh, boy. >> okay. you ready? >> yeah. >> which do you eat the least off of. a, red plates, b, blue plates or, c, white plates. >> just put it in? >> white plates. >> tamron! >> red plates. >> actually, it's red plates. that's because when our brain sees the color red, we automatically stop. your new habit iyou can actually getetid of the white plates and eat off of red
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or a napkin, you can have a snack on a red one and it will instantly slow you down. effortless thing to do. question two, if you're trying to avoid chocolate, is it better to, a, think about chocolate. b, think about something else. c, tell yourself not to think about chocolate? go. >> i'll go with natalie. what do you think? >> what was b? remind me. >> think about something else. >> that's it. >> our first instinct is to say, don't think about chocolate. but when we think about chocolate, we want it more. >> right. >> find some other distraction. >> that was right? >> okay. >> this one is tririy. >> what are you making, willie? >> you don't want to more. >> do you eat more, a, sitting on the couch, or walking while you eat? >> walking while you eat. >> sitting on the couch. no?
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walking, you tend to eat more. the reason, people who ate five times more chocolate when they were standing up than sittingng down. >> there's no liquid in here. >> it'll be hard to drink. >> willie keeps putting everything in there. >> cheetos, cucumbers. >> there's an interesting display going on in there. >> uh-huh. >> next question, how long does food provide you with the feel good feeling after you eat it? is it three minutes, ten minutes or two hours? al? >> ten minutes. >> actually, it's only three minutes. it's really a fleeting experience. your new habit is the next time you're eating something, remind yourself, it's going to be really quick. find something else that gives you a better boost. >> time for one more. >> here we go. >> willie is the loser so far. i have one. let's change it. >> willie, you'll have to drink
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>> should you reward yourself with a food trite treat, b, a non-food reward, c, nothing at all? we'll give willie a chance to answer. >> what was the question? oh, b, of course. >> non-food reward. >> is that right? >> yes. >> tamron has to drink it. >> i gotne. you gave me the one, you don't remember that? >> our judges say you have to drink it. >> good luck with that. >> it will be good for all of you. >> susan albers, thanks so much. coming up, sir paul mccartney snubbed on grammy night. what happened? unforgettable car ride with sia. we have yourop fix after your local news. >> cane just eat one chip? is that okay? >> go for it.about his joints. but now he's taking osteo bi-flex, and noticing a real difference in his joint comfort. the feeling originates in this area... spreads throughout the body... to here,
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here we go. ready? it is pop fix time. jameu corden got behindnd the wheel for another edition of car pool karaoke. this time, his passengeras sia. they had fun with her trademark wig. >> sia, it's james! how are you doing? >> you are a beauty. a beautyious thing. >> i feel great. >> it's comforting. like a head hug. >> you can't even see the level of dance i'm doing now. >> oh, my gosh, you're powerful. stranger things >> in the clip, sia also explains why she's also -- or always hiding behind the wall of hair. she says she's trying to
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is the one thing missing in pop music, in her opinion. for those of you who are curious, sia has posed without her wig. earlier in her career, anyway. look at that beautiful face. cheers to seeia. loving privacy there. we invaded it by showing it, anyway. who wouldn't want paul mccartney at their party? the singer was trying to enter a grammys after party where tyga was performing. here is actually what happened. >> how b dop do we got to get? >> they won't let you in? >> we need another hit, guys. work on it. >> we need another hit. work on it. after the video went viral yesterday, tyga told fans he didn't control the door and had
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is working to repair the damage. new this morning... concerns over whether iowa's medicaid program is ready for a big switch...set to happen in two weeks. the state is set to hand over management of its medicaid system to three private companies. the switch was originally supporsed to happen january first but federal regulators didn't think the state was ready. some lawmakers still aren't convinced the system is ready. now, let's go to eileen with a look at weather. we could have some flurries and mostly cloudy tomorrow and friday with warmer temps thursday and friday. highs on snow, cooler with more clouds, fog and snow coverr we'll be back in 30 minutes, be sure to check kwwl dot com for the latest news you're watching k- w-w-l, we've got you covered.
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they spent four days at the nation's capital anderformed at the kennedy center. a blast of snow c ccelled their flight back left. left with no hotel or@ transportation wharks do transportation, what do the kids do? they played a concert there in the terminal for the enjoyment of all to see. let's get a check of the weather from al. >> that is awfully neat. thanks so much, natalie. we have a clipper coming across, bringing light snow. we also have heavy rain for the pacific northwest all the way down to california. let's go innd see how we're doing on our facebook page.'s take. how many people have liked us? close to 280,000. if you go and register, you have a chance to win a nordic track bike. clouds and snow-cover could cause some issues with how warm we are able to climb. a few snow showers are tracking through
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have a mix of clouds and clear skies. stormtrack7 live weather network will keep that mix off and on through the day. temperatures are in the upper teens >> that is your latest weather. spring might be coming early but it's not here yet. still feels like winter around these parts. the freezing temperatures are going to wreak havoc on our cars and homes. we have george here, host of george to the rescue. this is the case from shrinkage is a good thing. >> exextly. st cold air goes out your window. i have this thermal gun right here. if you want to shoot it at the window window, you'll see it's like 62 degrees, something like that. shoot it inside the studio.
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>> almost 90% of all heat goes out your windows and doors. hopefully -- >> yeah. > easiest way to combat that is with this plastic shrink wrap. double side tape, hit it with a blow-dryer. it gets super tight and it'll help. >> a lot of air comes through the outlets. >> people don't realize when it's against an exterior wall or light switch, you're losing up to 20% of the heat. if you want to combatt that, put a foam thing on. turn off the electricity first. >> yes, good. >> literally, it's as easy as taking off your light speculate and put it on. it's going to combat the cold air coming in. >> going outside and you have a shovel. >> it wouldn't be a "today" show segmentf i wasn'n' here w wh a shovel. wd-40 silicone is the best. also pam cooking oil.
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>> boom. >> good way to go. >> can you pretreat your sidewalk with this? >> put it on before the snow comes. use a plant and pet friendly one. >> george, thanks so much. we're talking cold car problems here. car coach, lauren, always good to see you. >> thank you. >> i want to warm up the car. we've been doing this for years and generations. go in the driveway, turn it on and let it run. good or bad idea? >> two minute it is all you need. start it up, clean off the snow and ice, make sure i can see your taillights and head lights and head off. >> why can't i get the car warm? >> first off, you need to know there is an actual crime ring going around, looking for people who leave their cars running in their driveway or on the street. it's a gift. they jump in the car and take it. it would be a scary situation. >> people drive around and look for running cars in driveways and take off with them? >> it's up 30%. >> is it bad for the car, to let it idle that long in the
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>> it's not good for the engine and you're getting zero miles to the gallon. >> you say to keep half a tank of gas. why? >> below, you're creating moisture in the gas tank from the heating and cooling of starting the car and shutting it off. around a half tank, it won't have fuel line freeze up and will keep you from getting the car started. >> do you bundle up the kids? >> put them in the car seat, buckle them up, put a blanket over them. use the heated heats if you have them. it's the smartest way to go. you want to be safe with your kids. >> thank you very much. natalie? so you're home and your car is toasty. what about you? here with ways to stay warm without sacrificing style is the style director for "good housekeeping" magazine. good morning. >> good morning. >> all about the coat. i actually have one of these.
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this is from northface. inflated, it traps the hot air so you stay warm. this is a great time to buy a winter coat. they'r'r 30% cheaper than what that would have been at the start of the season. this is a three-in-one parka. it has a removable liner. this isn't just a vest. >> you can take it out? >> it's a full jacket liner. under $150. keeps you super warm. the parka is trendy for this season. >> you'll show us how to do a scarf the right way. >> exactly. >> i try to figure this out. >> under $12. put it behind your neck, wrap it around, tie a knot. >> over and under. >> so it's up against your neck. >> if you don't want to do all the tying, you can do the snood.
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super chic and will keep you warm. >> all about waterproofing. >> this is the boot of the winter. a lot are on sale now. starting with the sneakers, $64 on up. i'm wearing a pair now. they have heels and wedges but they also have the sole. you'll look chic and stay warm. >> we're out off time. we'll put the rest on the website. lori, thank you so much. >> thank you so muchn he's got a tiny part in "zoolander 2." now, fred is here, larger than life. we'l let ththmoment stop you. not the miles. the jeep grand cherokee with a 730-mile range.
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dannon "snl" alum fred armisen, a talented and busy man, is starring in "portlandia," which is amaze skpg youing and you can't love it. he's leading the band with seth meyers every night. somehow, fred found time to make a small appearance in "zoolander 2." i can't take my eyes off that character. fred, good morning. >> good morning. >> his name is v-i-p but he's vip. what's his deal?
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the way they shot it was, you know, nowadays, with cgi, you don't have to always be in front of a green screen. they can shrink you down on the set. that's what they did. the thing with those scenes are, i had to look up while they looked down. >> a lot of hard work,, to look up while they look down. >> hard job i have. very, very hard job. >> it's like doing your own stunts. >> it is very much so. i hurt my eyes. >> speaking of hurting your eyes, watching you in "portlandia," i can't take my eyes off you. you are a camellia, playing so many characters. is there something about that that you enjoy doing? playing so many people? >> i have no real personality. you know, the whole thing is so much fun for me. the same thing when i was doing "snl." it's like i get to put on wigs and be different characters. nothing better.
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are they inspired by people you meet, conversations you overhear? >> i think it's from people i actually see on tv. i'll see something online, on tv, if i'm traveling, i'll hear someone from another country that sometimes forms that. sometimes, i have no idea. no idea where something comes from. it's like a matter of luck. >> wow. >> always fun about "portlandia" is hipsters love that show. rightly so. i'm like, you know he's making fun of you, right? >> it's more of a tribute. the characters are very much like ourselves. it's not that different. a lot of characters are pretty much t way that i am and we are. >> youou do great accents. for example, you can differentiate between the bronx, brooklyn and long island. >> i'm an expert. >> what's the difference? >> brooklyn isn here. bronx i i down here.
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little louder. more confident. long island, a lot of, um, pausing. um, and -- >> and the tongue clicking. >> a little bit of that. queens is more like this. >> nasally. >> that's the sort of, you know, in the treble. queens is here. >> treble and bass. >> right. >> it's all about the bass. >> a grere linguist on topop of everything else. fred armisen, one of the funniest people on the planet. congrats on the movie. "zoolander 2" starring vip, his character, is in theaters now, than thanks. >> thanks, guys. the organ i guess i never really gave much thought to the acidity in any foods. never thought about the coffee i was drinking having acids. it never dawned on me that it could hurt your teeth. my dentist has told me your enamel is wearing away, and that sounded really scary to me, and i was like well can you fix it, can you paint it back on,
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for free on, right? [ laughing nervously ] [ pickles whines ] i know, it's like they're always on television. what? . over 30,000 people in the united states live with a life threatening lung condition that severely limits the ability to breathe. it's called sis stickcystic fibrosis. a young woman lives in alabama. re's angel lynn's story. 14-year-old angel lynn lokadu is smart, sassy and full of life but over the last few years angel's s srk was fading fast. she suffers from cystic fibrosis fibrosis.
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>> it was like breathing through a straw. i coughed a lot. i had less energy. i was not at my top. >> reporter: back in december of 2014 angel lynn's lung function rapidly declined. she was admitted to the uad hospital in birmingham, alabama, where doctors had no choice pu to place her on echmo. >> i didn't believe i was worthy or anything but because i had my family and supporters and all of my praerers, i was able to maintain my m mtal strongness. >> reporter: the rigorous treatment to save angel lynn's lungs caused irreversible damage to her heart, meaning she not only needed a double lung transplant, she needed a new heart, too. >> i had prayed that i would finally have a match. >> it was hard because we needed somebody -- you can't give your
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your lungs and live. it was not like we were waiting on a live donor. we had to wait for someone to lose for a chance for angel lynn to live. >> reporter: she waited for 95 days on the organ transplant list and finally a match came this past november from a most unexpected place. a a -year-old woman named courtney harris from alabama was living with a potentially fatal brain condition called hydrocephalus. courtney quickly lost her life. >> courtney was a loving soul. she was -- she was sweet. she always had a smile on her face. she loved her family. she was a proud military lifewife. >> she just loved life itself. >> in a stunning twist of fate courtney's aunt attended the same church and courtney's family had already been praying
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10th when courtney passed away, angel lynn's prayers were answered. the two were a perfect match. >> what that did for angel lynn, it allowed her to get a total block, which means that she received our daughter's heart and both lungs as opposed to the typical heart and one lung, so that's a miracle in and of itself. >> they lost a child and no matter how close i came to losing a child, i still don't know how that feels. all i can kind of do is hope at the fact that angel lynn is doing well, you know, can help ease their loss a little bit. >> if courtney's zest for life that now lives on in angel lynn. >> it still hurts. the one tng that's helped me throughout all of this is angel lynnnn strong. the first time i heard her name and saw her facebook page i knew that this is how i was going to get through. >> going home? >> i'm going home.
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>> repepter: angel lynn's doctors hope her new heart and lungs will last for years to come. >> hello there. >> reporter: last month's courtney's family visited with angel lynnnn >> yes, , 'am. we appreciate that so much. you don't know what it means. you don't know what it means. >> i'm going to graduate high school. i'm going to graduate college. i'm going to grow up. i've got a new guardian angel and now that i have her heart and her lungs i have a new beginning. >> beautiful story. well, courtney saved or enriched the lives of six people upon her death and the number climbs to more than 100 people who were helped by her soft tissue
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>> thank you.a teacher faces charges -- accused of stealing medication. doug wilkinson of cedar falls was arrested this month in connection to missing prescription drugs at holmes junior high. wilkinson is a high school english teacher. he's accused of stealing student medication - including adderall. court records says security video allegedly shows him taking pills from the nurse's cabinet... new this morning -- an iowa theater is officially on the national register of historic places. the hardacre theatre in tton has been around for more than a hundred years. the theater closed in 2013 but a it, and reopen it. the new historic designation could help move that process forward. now, let's go to eileen with a look at weather. we could have some flurries and areas of fog today, but mainly a mix of warmer temps thursday and friday. highs on friday will depend o where you are in the we'll be back in 30 minutes, be
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hello, everybody! it's wines day wednesday. it's february 17th. and that is snap back by old dominion. >> that's nice. oh, nice. >> that sounds like an actual
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we are very excited today. we have a terrific actor with us, josephh fines. he is making headlines for playing michael jackson in an upcoming tv special. he's also starring in a really exciting, beautiful new film called "risen," a very interesting stoto line that i found to just be -- >> you have been raving about this. >> it's excellent. we are also sitting down with rick springfield, who gave us the gift off"jesse's girl" back in 1981. he has a guitar and new music. we'll hear what he has to say. and picture of the month, just saw him out at the grammys, canadian born. sean hook will play his hot new single for us. and less for le. >> i'm in the move. >> wait. aren't you bummed that spanky tuesday is over? >> we have spanky every day. >> i looked at our ratings in new york yesterday and i'm not kiddinin
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