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miss that. good morning. breaking overnight. deadly plane crash in russia. all 62 people on board killed when the jetliner slammed into the ground when it tried to land in bad weather. hulking win. a jury awards hulk hogan $115 millionfter the web site gawker posted a video of him having sex. >> this is not only his victory today, but also anyone also who has been victimized by tabloid journalism. >> gawker vowing the case is far from over. what this means for the tabloids and celebrities. and so much for spring. a nor'easter set to roar up the east coast tomorrow on the first day of spring. a foot of snow predicted in areas. will the storm be as bad as first thought? dylan will let us know.
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march madness busting brackets coast to coast. northern iowa with a buzzer beater. and that shot is not the only one. middle tennessee shocking michigan state in possibly the biggest upset in tournament history. steven f. austin crushing west virginia and millions of fans tossing brackets in the trash today. saturday, march 19th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" from rockefeller plaza. >> good morning. welcome to "today." i'm erica hill. >> i'm craig melvin. the top story is the deadly plane crash in russia.
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camera. all on board are dead according to officials. nbc's chatman bell has the latest from london. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, craig. explosion caught on camera as the plane attempted to land in strong winds. airline is contacting relatives of all on board and an investigation is already under way to find the cause of the crash. the final moments of flydubai. you can see what appearing to be the plane in the surveillance crashing into the distance. exploding into a massive fire ball. authorities say there were 55 passengers and 7 crew members on board. mostly russian. and there were no survivors. no americans on board. it happened in the city of rostov-on-don. rain showers and gusty winds up to 50 miles an hour.
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attempt to land after aborting the first. the investigators believe the weather was to blame. no signs of terrorism. the budget airline ceo released a statement today saying our primary concern is for the families of passengers and crew on board. everyone at flydubai is in deep shock and our hearts go out to the families and friends of those involved. family members were told the terrible news as they gathered. everyone gone. flydubai has a strong safety record. the only other incident was when one plane was hit by small arms fire in baghdad last year. craig, we're told in the latest crash, at lead one of the two black boxes has already been found. >> chapman bell, thank you. also brokeeaking overnight. explosion in turkey killing five and injuring 20 more. it happened in istanbul this morning at a shopping area.
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three wounded are israeli citizens. turkish authorities have captured or killed several militants accused from crossing syria to stage the attack. this follows two suicide attacks in the capital. to the verdict overnight. a jury awarding $115 million to former wrestler hulk hogan in his lawsuit against the web site gawker. msnbc's chief correspondent ari melber is here. >> hulk hogan suing after two weeks of testimony and six hours of deliberation, the jury found gawker guilty of violating hogan's rights of posting the tape online. >> reporter: the jury awards hulk hogan $115 million. 15 million more than he was originally seeking. >> this is not only his victory,
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journalism. >> reporter: hogan tweeting, thank you god for justice. the former wrestler says gawker violated his privacy when the blog published a video of him having sex with his former best friend's wife. the jury took less than seven hours to reach a verdict. >> this guy is up in new york sitting behind a computer playing god with people's lives. >> reporter: gawker's lawyers unsuccessfully convinced the jury. >> ask you to put aside passion and prejudice and sympathy and follow the law. >> reporter: both hogan and the woman in the tape heather clem testified under oath they did not know they were being filmed. >> i was embarrassed as what it did to me as a person. even as a character.
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i started violently shaking. i couldn't stop. >> i wanted it to stop. >> reporter: hogan's real name is terry bollea. he should have a reasonable expectation of privacy not in the public eye. gawker founder nick denton says the company can win the case on appeal. >> i am confident we would win if we presented the full case. >> that is testimony from the man who recorded the sex tape, bubba the love sponge. he suggested that hogan knew about it from the start. if this verdict stands, gawker could be crippled and free press advocates could believe this would intimidate reporters in the future. >> does gawker have a strong case for appeal?
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excessive. in a wrongful death case, you get $3 million to $5 million. they will argue this wasn't a case of privacy. they had other evidence not presented in the trial that suggested that hulk hogan knew about this from the start. that he was in on the sex tape. it wasn't something done to him, but something he did. if you can get that in front of the jury, that would change a lot. >> thank you, ari. turning to the weather and potential for the nor'easter on the first day of spring. dylan is on top of it all. if anybody doesn't want this to happen. it is dylan. >> we worked so hard to get this far. it doesn't look like a blockbuster. this is not a storm as it heads out to sea, but we wedged our bets because of the european model with a nor'easter. now the european model in line with the american model. you can see no real set storm right now.
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the coast. we have winter weather advisories through the appalachains. i want to point out rhode island. this area will get clipped by the storm as it stays out to sea. we could see up to 4 inches or so and windy conditions across cape cod. watch as we go to sunday morning. this is over the water. we are looking at spotty showers in virginia and west virginia. winds will increase. we will see light snow in southern new jersey. it stays through the southeast and martha's vineyard. i want to point out the models. european snowfall model has 2 to 4 inches across southeast with higher amounts through the mountains and american model has
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jamestown, pennsylvania. look at washington, d.c. and northeast. that model is not saying much of anything. it is going to be one of those near misses which goes out to sea. >> i like that model. dylan, thanks. to the race for the white house now and more protests and clashes outside donald trump rally in utah last night and now the state's favorite son, former presidential candidate mitt romney will vote for ted cruz on tuesday, but did not endorse cruz. nbc's hallie jackson is in tucson where trump will have another rally this morning. good morning, hallie. >> good morning, craig. donald trump is on the ground in arizona where activists plan to protest at all his events today and all of it comes as trump again locks horns with mitt romney. in the battle ground state of utah, romney on the frontlines. >> we love salt lake city. we love utah. >> reporter: donald trump
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a face-off in salt lake city. angry demonstrators clashing once again outside his rally. >> did any protesters sneak inside? >> reporter: none stopping his attacks. hitting ted cruz hard. >> he hasn't done anything. >> reporter: now a new reason to target mitt romney. now confirming he will vote for ted cruz on tuesday. >> are you sure he is a mormon? he choked. it was so sad. >> mr. trump is a con man. >> reporter: two weeks after the anti-endorsement of trump, a not quite endorsement of cruz. calling for people to unify behind cruz, but to force an open convention. >> why haven't mitt romney and others endorsed you? >> when they say i will encourage you to vote for you. that is big.
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cruz's candidacy. but john kasich is not giving up. >> this is his view. you know, he's entitled to it. to frankly, i don't think anybody will have enough delegates to get to the convention. >> reporter: now kasich's out with this video. call it romney's greatest hits. >> a great governor of a great state. >> reporter: all the nice things he said about the ohio governor on the campaign trail. romney focused now on hitting trump featured in these ads that will start airing today from the super pac hoping to stop the billionaire billionaire. for now, the frontrunner is winning. >> the winner of the arizona primary tuesday will pick up all 58 delegates. a big prize. part of why donald trump is holding multiple events. he has been endorsed by the sheriff joe arpaio. he will do double duty. hosting and handle security,
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>> hallie, thank you. we are learning more this morning about the arrest of the suspected paris attacker. salah abdeslam was picked up on friday after a raid in belgium. he had been on the run for four months. 130 people were killed in the attacks. we have nbc's keir simmons with the story for us. >> reporter: good morning, erica. it is stunning to comprehend the man at the center of the investigation into the paris massacre was found here in the busy city. apprehended in the apartment on the left side of the street behind me there. the police are still standing guard and have many questions for him this morning. >> reporter: europe's most wanted fugitive, a suspected paris attacker. injured during the raid that captured him. left the hospital this morning. the french president vowing to see salah abdeslam faces trial in france.
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massacre where 130 died reacting this morning to the news. >> i wouldn't say it is a relief that he has been arrested. it is a sad thing. >> reporter: video of the police operation shows a suspect on the sidewalk. officers drag him to a police car. he falls and bundled into the back. on a crowded street, close by, erupt. live on belgian television, explosion. one of many, the dramatic police raid capturing the 26-year-old abdeslam on the run since the paris massacre. he is among ten isis members identified by investigators as taking part in the paris attacks. all now either died carrying them out or killed or captured. he had been on the run for four months. the key break through was the
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neighborhood of mole less than molenbeek. >> if you have a grain of justice, this is it. hopefully there will be more positive steps and more people found and detained. >> reporter: this morning, curtains were drawn at abdeslam's family home streets away from where he was arrested. many this morning are questioning how abdeslam was able to hide in the major european city in the neighborhood where he grew up, erica, and evade capture for so long. erica. >> so many questions. keir simmons, thank you. a former prep student in jail for having bail revoked for missing curfew. owen labrie was convicted in a sex assault case with an underage student in a twisted comepetition competition. we have nbc's kristen dahlgren with more. >> good morning, craig.
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the now 20-year-old is waking up here a prisoner. owen labrie had been out on bail since sentencing, but as you said, the judge decided he violated that curfew. sent him here immediately yesterday as his mother sobbed in the courtroom. >> reporter: owen labrie in handcuffs, led out of a courtroom an inmate. the judge dismissing his claims he missed curfew for a good reason. >> i'll impose the sentence. >> guilty. >> reporter: since the sentencing on misdemeanor sexual assault and felony luring a mean or from his computer, he has been living with his mother from the 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 a.m. curfew. the prosecution argued labrie was in violation after a reporter tweeted about a chance
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visiting a girlfriend and worried about missing his cure curfew. >> he was walking around with his nose in the air. >> reporter: the defense admitted the violations, but said he was visiting his attorney or furthering his education and tried to fly under the radar for his own safety. >> telling the public, telling the media, where my client is at all times is not safe for him. so he chose wrongly, your honor. >> reporter: the case drew national attention when the trial revealed a ritual at the st. paul's school known as the senior salute. seniors ask out freshman for sex. labrie's lawyers are appealing his convince. for now, at least his bail is a thing of the past and the man who was once destined for harvard will remain behind bars. >> now the victim's father was in court yesterday as were
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labrie faces up to a year in prison. his attorneys tell me they are deciding whether or not to appeal. >> thank you, kristen. the chicago white sox player who setoff a debate over bringing your kid to work is talking about his decision to retire. adam laroche quit the team after the top executive told him his son was no longer welcome in the clubhouse. sheinelle has more. >> good morning. adam laroche played with the nationals and white sox. he says having his son around has never been an issue before now. in a statement released on friday, he said when he got the word that his son had to go, he chose to go as well. standing by his decision to put family first. >> reporter: laroche roche officially ended his career with the white sox on friday filing retirement paper work after a dispute over the time his son spent at the clubhouse. in a statement online, laroche said i had to make a decision.
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or do i choose my family? the decision was easy. earlier this week, executive vice president ken williams asked laroche to minimize the time his 14-year-old son drake spent with the team. but laroche said that wasn't going to work. my decision to walk away was simply the result of a fundamental disagreement between myself and ken williams. laroche says he had a verbal agreement with the team to allow his son access. williams saying every day was just too much. >> sometimes you got to make some unpopular decisions. and sometimes they center around things that you don't necessarily want to do. >> reporter: laroche wasn't the only one upset with williams' request. teammates responded with disappointment. >> at the end of the day, it wasn't the right thing. there was no problem here. >> the most respectful kid i've been around in my life.
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adam and drake had and the way drake handled himself. i can only hope my boy can do the same. >> reporter: laroche grew up around baseball. his father was a coach and player. now laroche will have to look elsewhere to find a home field to embrace their unique father/son bond. laroche says this year was likely going to be the last one of his career anyway. there was no way he would spend it without his son. guys. >> a lot of folks talking about it for a long time. >> thanks, sheinelle. from baseball to basketball. march madness has turned to march sadness. several upsets, busted brackets. number 15 seed middle tennessee state pulled off what some are calling the biggest upset ever. beating number 2 seed michigan state, 90-81.
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seed west virginia mountaineers. committed 22 turnovers. they got chopped by the steven f. austin lumberjacks. the most stunning win at the buzzer beater from northern iowa's paul jasperson. round two of the ncaa tournament tips off later today. >> talk about a good start. >> it has been a great tournament. >> the whole right side of my bracket is gone. the left side is holding on. i picked iowa for some reason. >> you're done. >> nice confidence. a russian spacecraft carrying a veteran astronaut and cosmonaut has docked at the international space station. this story arrived late last night from taking off from kazakhstan. jeff williams will stay on the iss for six months. williams is now on track to notch the record for the american spending cumulative days in space.
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a russian holds the world record of 878 days. a long time. >> dylan dreyer is better at forecasting than picking winners. >> i can forecast some things. basketball is not one. as far as the storm, everybody wanting a personalized forecast if they can get around tomorrow morning. i think for the majority of you, you will be fine. we have appalachians and southeastern massachusetts with snow. we are looking at the area of low pressure with heavy pockets of rain. across florida with stronger storms. we see the rain up the east. we have are seeing the lighter snow in the higher elevations in west virginia and western virginia. that is the trouble spot today.
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30s and and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you. still to come, how to talk politics with your friends and family without punching them in the face. >> so there's that. also coming up, our recap of the week's big news, including this must-see moment at the white house with the creditator of "hamilton" and president obama.
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fly like an eagle to the sea >> we are back on this saturday morning, march 19th, 2016. this is a live look for you this morning. this is the bald eagle nest cam. a live feed that has completely captivated the nation. mama bald eagle lying there right now. we are waiting for her to hatch that second egg. friday, thousands, if not tens of thousands, watched as the baby eaglet came out of its shell. we have seen mama feed baby several times. >> dylan updated us on the progress. the baby is learning to eat quickly and showed stronger skills. dylan is one person who is obsessed with the eagle cam. she had it all morning. finding the eagle cam means i
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rest of the day. >> the forecast may be shot, so you know. >> i do have it pulled out. it is like a version of the truman show. i'm watching the eagle's nest. yesterday, the baby kept flopping down. today, this morning, it's like eating a lot better and it is standing up better. the mama eagle is sitting on top of it and the egg. there is a warning that comes with this cam. it is a wild eagle's nest. there could be sibling rivalry when the other hatches. they are wild animals. it is sitting on a branch where it was windy in washington, d.c. i can't stop. >> did you see her? she sat back. >> she's had it on all morning since she walked in. this is all she has talked about. >> the eagle cam. >> you might get hooked. >> it is impressive.
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two angles. >> we will keep our eye on it. we will update you over the next few days. we will update you on the headlines. investigators trying to figure out what caused a jetliner from dubai to crash in southern russia. officials suspect bad weather is to blame. there were reports of rain and high winds. all 62 people on board were killed. no americans were on board. a major win for hulk hogan in the lawsuit over his privacy against gawker. a jury awarded the wrestler $115 million after he sued gawker because it posted a sex tape of him online. gawker is vowing to appeal. and a big honor for the retired peyton manning from his former team, the indianapolis colts. he played the first 14 years of his career with the team. the owner thanking manning saying a statue will go up in his honor at lucas oil stadium. manning retired from football earlier this month after winning super bowl 50 with the denver broncos.
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sheinelle is here with the week's headlines. >> donald trump claimed victory once again. president obama made good on his promise to nominate a supreme court justice. and richard simmons speaking out about where he has been the past few years. it was a make or break week in the race for the white house. with tuesday's results narrowing the republican field. >> and then there were three. john kasich posting a big win at home denying trump a clean sweep. trump glowing in the victory. >> this was a great evening. >> widening his lead by winning florida. knocking out marco rubio who only weeks ago was tout as the establishment's best chance to beat the billionaire. hillary clinton celebrated a clean sweep of the democratic contest. >> this is another super tuesday for our campaign.
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sanders showed no signs of letting up. >> don't let people tell you that you can't think big. supreme showdown. president obama nominated supreme court judge merrick garland to the highest court. >> i ask the republicans in the senate to give him a fair hearing. >> senate republicans continue to insist they won't consider the nomination because the next president should make that choice. big news this week out of seaworld. >> what we're announcing is the end of our orca breeding. >> the hope can hoping it will end years of criticism over the treatment of the captive orcas and several people killed by them. mystery solved? richard simmons gone from the public eye since 2014 talked to "today" on the phone. knocking down claims he's being held in his house against his will. >> no one is holding me in my
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i just sort of wanted to be a bit of a loner for a while. i hurt my knee, savannah, and i had some problems with it. you know, right now, i just want to sort of just take care of me. family first. white sox player adam laroche walking away from the big leagues and big bucks after the team demanded he dial back from the time his son spends with the team. >> many on the white sox called drake their 26th man. he's considered such a fixture with the team that he attends practice at home and on the road. drake has his own uniform and given his own locker at u.s. cellular field in chicago. coldplay beared the cold and rain on the plaza to perform. we need a new justice for the supreme court >> and a different performance
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creator of "hamilton" threw down a free style rap with the president. get the job done potus is holding up the signs >> and again later with our own jenna bush hager. i got the weather, al what's going on outside >> that would be hard to do. >> that takes a skill. that is tough. >> those guys continue to sit atop of the world. >> that is a hot ticket. >> my wife and i are going tonight. 8:00. little date night. >> have you seen it? >> no. >> i think it is time to get another check of the forecast. yes, it might snow here although not much. out west, we are looking at more or less spring fever. temperatures above average.
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making it cold enough to snow if the storm backs closer to the coast. i think it will stay out to sea. today, we are looking at temperatures 5 to 15 degrees above average. vegas should make it up to 84. portland, oregon, 64. it will dry out today, but rain moves in tomorrow. that cools temperatures along the coast. farther inland, vegas, 90 degrees. salt lake city, 71. 18 degrees above average. that warmer air will spread east. up and down the east coast by the middle of next week, temperatures in the 60s. rain in the gulf coast and florida today.
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back on a saturday morning. a rather tense political season. you might say. it can be tough to have conversations with your friends and family that don't get heated. tempers flare when you talk politics. we have seen it this month at donald trump rallies. >> how can you stay in control and stay friends when the conversation ended? we have thomas farley with us. what are some of the obvious questions? ground rules when it comes to politics. talking face-to-face. >> it is all about respect. alcohol in the mix. this is key. the moment you introduce escalate. >> we all forget the rules. >> we forget the rules. we throw the rules out the window. keep things sober literally and figuratively. >> you keep things sober. these things will still pop up.
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interrupter. how do you handle that? >> you want to listen. you establish eye contact. not rolling your eyes. you want to respect in the same way you want that respect to come back to you. then you say i gave you a moment of time. i would like to ask the same in return. >> excuse me. you have an interrupter. before you can offer your opinion, they cut you off. the know it all. how do you deal with the know it all? >> it is possible to be someone who can disagree without disagree able. possible to have an opinion without too opinion natureated. ask them to substantiate. that's an interesting fact. what is your source? that usually ends it there. >> and this applies to several things. there is also social media which can rough these days.
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facebook. things really get heated. should you post anything political online? >> we have 233 days until the election. it's a long time. i say consider -- not unfriending, but hiding the updates of the friends who are constantly posting political things you don't agree with. you don't know. we all have many friends on facebook with many views. keep it off facebook. >> last week, we threw a birthday party for our 2-year-old. we had family and friends over from the neighborhood. they assume they want to talk politics. should you engage in conversations at all with neighbors and friends on politics or keep it to our busted brackets and sports? >> are you safer. the etiquette is keep away from sex, politics and religion. that is difficult.
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long as you can keep it with respect. our children need to hear the political conversation, but do it in a way that is not objectionable. >> this could be an opportunity to have a civil conversation again? >> i think manners are the key to have a civil conversation about matters of civics. i would say, don't be the one always striving to have the final word. if you say, let's just agree to disagree. it's con descending. don't be the one to try to lead the dialogue saying we obviously disagree. let's let that be the last word. people don't like that. >> thomas farley. what a great public service. >> for families everywhere. it is not even thanksgiving. thomas, nice to see you. up next, you ask, we answer. it's back. another round of ask an anchor.
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better. >> it is fish. the dad flies in fish every hour. >> i made dinner last night with my laptop on the counter. i didn't want to miss a thing. i'm waiting to see dad fly in with a fish. my husband told me that's what he does. he works for nightly news. they had the giant news pulled up. >> i thought he was using it for march madness. they have it set up for eagle cam? >> like a human mom, she has been up every two hours feeding him. >> cute. >> back on the egg. we are expecting another hatching at some point. from that to this. our producers like to call ask an anchor. we solicited questions from our friends on the plaza. we have 90 seconds on the clock. >> don't look. okay. go. >> is this rigged?
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>> that hand almost went somewhere else. >> ask an anchor why he's unemployed. if you can interview anyone dead or alive, who would it be? i would say my grandfather. my paternal grandfather. he was dead before i was born. we named our son after him. franklin. i'm up. >> i get nervous. what personality trait gets you in the most trouble. >> i can answer that one for you. >> what? what would you say? >> never mind. it's your question. >> i can get a bit moody if i don't eat. >> that's the only time you get moody? >> i get hangry. >> i have never seen you unpleasant once in my life. >> lightning will strike. >> we should swap. this is not me. if you went to the olympics, which sport would you compete in? that's a funny question. >> which sport?
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i was about to say gymnastics. >> i would say high jump. >> that is mean. >> you're up. >> our brother on this show. needling. what was your favorite tv show when you were a kid? "little house on the prairie." i had my aunt susan make me a dress and pinafour. my mom made me a cap. >> buzzer. >> still to come on this saturday morning, a little friendly competition with march madness. we will see how we're doing with our busted brackets. >> "little house on the
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good morning. deadly plane crash. 62 passengers killed when the plane slammed into the ground at a russian airport. the fire ball from the explosion caught on camera. this morning, the investigation into how it happened. hulking win. a big victory for former wrestler hulk hogan taking down gawker with his win over right to privacy. gawker posted a sex tape online. the jury awarding hogan with $115 million. upset nation. march madness brackets now busted. northern iowa knocking off texas. middle tennessee taking off michigan state. now all eyes on a big match up.
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today, saturday, march 19th, 2016. when the world >> hey, craig melvin, we're from south carolina. >> we're from florida. it's my birthday. >> sweet home alabama. we're at the "today" show. >> we're from indiana. it's my 18th birthday. >> happy birthday. we have a heck of a crowd this morning. >> a good saturday morning to you watching from home. a huge crowd on the plaza. >> a lot of love here behind us from south carolina for craig melvin. >> they made a nice sign with my photo shopped head shot. a lively bunch. we have a lot to get to. we want to start off with sheinelle who has more with the news breaking overnight. sheinelle.
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a passenger plane from dubai crashes in russia killing all 62 people on board. the investigators say flydubai plane disintegrated arriving at the airport in rostov-on-don. it had to abandon the initial attempt to land. early reports are pilot error and weather. it was raining and winds were gusting at 60 miles per hour at the time of the crash. today, donald trump is bracing for more protests on the campaign trail after violence erupts at rally in salt lake city. the clashes as the gop frontrunner takes on ted cruz and one of the senator's newest supporters. hallie jackson is in arizona where the trump rally will take place. good morning. >> good morning, sheinelle. today, activists are expected to demonstrate at donald trump events today after a heated night in salt lake city.
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again clashed outside trump's rally. inside, trump kept up attacks on ted cruz and now mitt romney after romney said he would vote for cruz in utah and calls on conservatives to unify behind the texas senator. romney's support of cruz could be a boost to him in that battle ground state, but john kasich is not giving up without a fight. even after romney called kasich a vote for trump-ism. both utah and arizona, sheinelle, vote on tuesday. utah needs a strong showing, but in arizona, trump is looking headed for yet another win. >> we are waiting to see what happens. hallie, thank you. the baltimore ravens are remembering tray walker. the 23-year-old died yesterday after suffering a dirt bike crash. it happened in miami. he was riding the bike with no
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and he collided with a ford escape. walker, a fourth round draft pick played one season in the nfl. in a statement, john harbaugh said he will never forget his smile. the father of french trained hero spencer stone has been charged in an arson scheme. brian stone is accused of collecting more than $1 million in insurance money after intentionally setting fires at sacramento area commercial buildings. stone faces 13 counts of mail or wire fraud. spencer stone garnered international acclaim declined to comment. a change could come to your box of cereal. general mills will label products in response to a law going into effect in vermont this year.
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include information. general mills is one of few companies to adopt labeling information about identifying gmos. that is a look at headlines. let's go to dylan with a look at the forecast. >> sheinelle, we are keeping an eye on the nor'easter. now more and more it is looking like the storm will continue to stay out to sea. we have heavy rain through florida. this is the system that is getting organized. winter weather advisory through west virginia and western virginia. that's where the higher elevations we could see most of our snow totals. it is colder up that way. we are looking for southeastern massachusetts to get clipped by the storm. we have winter storm watch across southeastern massachusetts and back through rhode island. here is the storm by sunday morning. you can see not a lot of activity across the mid-atlantic besides showers. storms intensify. winds pick up from the northeast. that gives it the classic nor'easter.
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sunday, not a lot going on. sunday night into monday, we see the best chance across eastern long island and rhode island and massachusetts where we have the best chance of seeing some of the snow. if this storm backs farther to the west and we see more snow, we could see about 2 to 4 inches in the boston area. 1 to 2, if it sticks. the ground has been warm. we will not see a lot stick to the roads. if we look at the american model, it is out to western maryland and southwestern pennsylvania with the highest snowfall totals.
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the majority of the storm?? and that's your latest forecast. >> all right, dylan, thank you. march madness in full swing this weekend. major surprises on the court. including the win on friday with michigan state fell to number 15 middle tennessee state. >> another cinderella story on thursday night. 12th seeded yale beat number 5 seed baylor. yale faces off against duke today. is this the preppiest game ever? here is ron mott. >> reporter: to put it bluntly, yale is not a basketball school. imagine the excitement on campus after the win over baylor thursday night.
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geist found and put on twitter. seriously, the last time they played in the ncaa tournament was 1962. >> a triple. >> reporter: maybe that's the secret. not once did the bulldogs make it to the dance in the 20-year stretch when a friendly anlum led the free world. next up, a hot date with a blue devil. >> a lot of alumni aware that there is a basketball team. >> reporter: given yale is rarely in this hoopsteria. the showdown against duke is a thing. the clash with upper crusters, a target for barbs in headlines and on social media. the most inn sufferable basketball game. my father could buy your father smack talk. yale versus duke. thankfully someone has to lose.
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think we're talking about mathletes. >> reporter: duke may own the hardware over yale. yale wins hands down with men who raised theirs for america. who wins today? not just an elite team, but all those folks who love to roast them. for "today," ron mott, nbc news. >> we all love march madness. can we give love to ron mott if? that story is well done. we all have brackets. we have our own method to our madness. >> walk us through your method. >> as you know, i tend to go with underdogs. i also like to go for things i'm close to. i'm married to a hoosier. there you go, david. my mother-in-law got love.
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i'm from connecticut. i'm not totally out at this point. >> not totally. >> who is the next one? oh, this is mine. all right. >> wow. >> nice. >> i have kansas going all the way. you know, so far. after last year's embarrassing debacle. i should spend more than four or five minutes. kansas going all the way. the game of basketball was invented there. i should go with kansas. >> i didn't know that. that's my home state. >> you know, you can't go wrong with having the tar heels in the championship. you know, i think duke obviously wins today. i don't think they get past oregon. >> really? >> you are much more subdued this year. >> after last year, i should be. >> there are a lot of xs. >> dylan. >> this is the first time i filled out my own bracket. >> yeah! >> i really had no rhyme or reason. virginia sounded good.
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i have two sister ncystsisters in law in oregon. >> if xs were good, you'd do great. >> let's talk about yours. >> you're pretty good shape. >> i'm from wichita, kansas. i put that there. >> wichita, kansas. >> villanova. philly is important to me too. schools i thought are good basketball teams. that's about it. >> that's it. >> and it seems to be working well for me. >> okay. >> there's our standings. >> i thought i didn't have as many xs as you. >> what is the point system? >> just wins. so far. >> whatever. >> good luck as we continue on the road. i think you were in the lead last year at this point. >> i was not in the lead. last place is making brunch, by the way. >> you know, you are right.
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>> we should note, caroline gotleib she said it was invented in springfield, massachusetts. some dispute. settle it on twitter. >> isn't that where the basketball hall of fame is? >> i say kansas. she says springfield. still to come, best excuse ever. how the boss helped one 9-year-old who showed up late to school. and why justin timberlake fans are so excited after seeing this instagram post. we have it all for you ahead in "popstart." with the pain and swelling of my moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis... ordinary objects often seemed... intimidating. doing something simple... meant enduring a lot of pain. if ra is changing your view of everyday things orencia may help. orencia works differently by targeting a source of ra early in the inflammation process. for many, orencia provides long-term relief of ra symptoms. it's helped new ra patients and those not helped enough
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we are back on a saturday morning. time for a little trending. olivia wilde has the special needs community divided over the psa over world down syndrome day. the video is titled how do you see me. it has a range of every day activities from dancing to laughing and relaxing. all this while the narrater explains how she views herself. >> i view myself following my dreams. even if they are impossible. this is how i see myself. how do you see me? >> so as you can imagine, there are a range of views. many saying the video is positive for the down's syndrome
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others say having an actress like olivia wilde and not a person with down's syndrome play out is missing the point. you know, a lot to talk about. it is worth watching the full ad. >> you know, i will say when i read the story before i saw the ad, my knee jerk was okay. then you see the video. >> it makes more sense. >> a well done ad. it is more positive than negative. >> i agree. it is a great conservation starter. let's go to the optical illusion. here is the video that has a lot of people talking. of a live news report on danish television. look at the blonde woman in the background. you see the blonde woman. another woman walks past her and all of a sudden, she seemingly disappears. millions like 5 million people watched this video. some are speculating that the woman is a ghost.
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>> the woman is apparently real. here's the deal. >> where did she go? >> the woman actually moves off at the exact same time as the woman pushing the trolley. in all fairness, you have to look closely to see that. a lot of people surmise. >> do you know what that man was talking about? >> he coaches the handball tournament. the woman who disappears, she is also a handball expert. >> no wonder. they want to know what happened. >> handball community up in arms. get it? >> somebody's on fire this morning. finally, welcome to instagram, pope francis. the pope with his first instagram post. there you have it. it is a picture of him praying. the picture reads pray for me in nine languages. this has received 10,000 likes
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his handle is @popefrancis. >> maybe we will see easter brunch. could j.t. and pharrell have something in the works? you won't believe who doesn't like "frozen." >> the post that sent justin timberlake fans in a frenzy. you see justin in the recording studio with pharrell. the caption reads currently. then fans are speculating and hoping the two are collaborating on something new. if you think about it, j.t. hasn't released any new music since 2013. we are ready for more. >> that just did it. >> i'm sure they're watching. next up, file this under the coolest tardy note ever. thanks to the boss.
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out show in l.a. this week when the show ran late into the night. before the boss left the stage, he spotted the boy. bruce, i'll be late for school tomorrow. please sign my note. that is what he did. writing, dear miss jackson. he has been out very late rocking and rolling. please excuse him. it doesn't get more rock 'n' roll than that. finally, what kid doesn't love "frozen?" one of the stars children. kristen bell, the voice of princess anna. opened up in an interview about her daughter is not a fan. >> i put it on for her thinking it would blow her mind. she said 15 minutes in, turn it off. i don't like this movie. >> does she know mommy's voice? >> yeah. we told her. she could care less. >> i don't know why she's
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>> that's your daughter's voice? you have bigger problems. >> i've never seen it. >> you haven't? >> neither have i. >> i love it. >> "frozen?" >> do you want to borrow the dvd? >> let's have a watch party. i was offering it to dylan. >> she would rather watch eagle cam. still to come, by the way, basketball invented in massachusetts. naismith from kansas. the best colors for spring fashion.
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we are back on a saturday morning. it is march 19th, 2016. we still have a great crowd on the plaza. i feel like its grown. >> we have a school trip visit from louisiana over here. >> we have folks from connecticut. including people from madison. the town next door to where i grew up. >> a lot of people from kansas. a lot of people from there. >> basketball not not born. >> i heard it on twitter. >> there is always next week. the eagle cam is back. we have been watching this all morning thanks to dylan dreyer. we have seen some feeding. she is now sitting on the eaglet. there is another egg that is supposed to hatch. you can write in your prediction
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is going to hatch. >> do you have an idea when it may hatch? you are an expert at this point. >> that's the one thing i don't know. we will stick to no storms. >> fair enough. >> when the new eagle comes into the world. still to come in this half hour of "today," an inspiring group of dancers proving they will not let anything stop them from getting on the dance floor. and spring officially starts tomorrow. what better way to get ready than with a little fashion help. we will help you fill your closet with the must-have pieces. and the no-brainer sunday supporter with the brisket. >> it smells delicious. you still owe us lunch from last year's bracket. with the new techniques, some communities are helping bring spring break under control this year.
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some businesses say it is having a negative impact. nbc's kerry sanders explains. >> reporter: spring break. panama city beach, florida. this year? 1:30 a.m. spinaker. a college student mecca here. instead a ghost town. >> you see no one here. >> reporter: the afternoon entertainment. not a rehearsal, but performance. playing to no one. bar owners estimate an 80% drop in revenue. new laws mandate last call at 2:00 rather than 4:00 a.m. now drinking on the beach is illegal this month only. >> it is costing me in the pocketbook. >> reporter: after alcohol fuelled crimes, including an alleged gang rape last year, panama city officials are
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>> we have fewer issues this year. i imagine that is because there are fewer kids. >> reporter: it did not take much advertising to cut crowds dramatically thanks to posts on social media. #lame. >> it is lame. everybody's going to different beaches. >> reporter: to spot trends before they turn into problems like pop-up parties not on the beach, police are monitoring social media. cops started using an algorithm to post for key words like house party. >> is that spying? >> that is not spying. it is out there. we are not violating any privacy rights. >> reporter: in texas on south padre island, authorities are considering the use of drone surveillance to spot unruly spring breakers. in corpus christi, a $250 bounty on underage drinkers. anyone that reports a violation that leads to law enforcement collects the prize. back on the beach in panama city, spring breakers are still
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rules. for "today," kerry sanders, nbc news, panama city beach. >> you have to think of the spring breakers will find some other beach. >> i thought the same thing. they will keep moving. the weather. >> not spring-like right now. it doesn't arrive until 12:30 at night. i saw the sign over here. can i see your sign? prom. so where is derek this morning? >> in kansas. derek, will you go to prom with me? >> let me know what he says. derek, please say yes. that would be awesome. we have a decent sized storm in the pacific northwest. it will bring clouds and showers to the northwest today. then heavy rain starts to move in by sunday morning. from washington state to oregon to northwestern california, we will see some isolated mountain snow. a rain event.
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possible. on the east coast, watching a potential nor'easter. it is looking more like the storm will stay mainly out to sea. we could see some accumulation above 1,000 feet in the appalachian. we are looking at heavy rain in florida today. tomorrow, the storm will intensify a bit. it looks like the best chance of snow in some of the big cities is boston. 1 to 2 inches in southeastern massachusetts and closer to 4 inches depending where the storm
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a mainly out over the sea storm. and that's your latest forecast. >> all right. dylan, thank you. how often do you ask yourself how happy am i? according to a new report out this week, the u.s. is the 13th happiest country in the world. so, where are the happiest people in america? nbc's kevin tibbles found out. >> reporter: spring approaches. the heat will soon swoop down on lafayette, louisiana. but inside the feed and seed dance hall, it's already steamy. terry and the zydeco bad boys has everyone up and smiling. >> music is my therapy. when i get on stage, i forget about my troubles. >> reporter: and it must be contagious. a recent harvard university of british columbia poll named lafayette, louisiana, the happiest city.
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times roll. misty tally is the 31-year-old home grown filmmaker. >> lafayette is like a incubator for new business. everybody is willing to help everybody else out. >> reporter: the city's solid economic footing has a lot to do with optimistic outlook. lafayette diversified away from the booms and busts from the petroleum based economy. it's young people are staying. >> food, family and friends. >> reporter: that's the cajun recipe for happiness. chef justin gerard moved back home to serve food rich in flavor and tradition. >> i feel america is great. i never felt uncomfortable pursuing my dream. i think that's how every american should feel. >> reporter: how about the presidential election?
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openly discuss politics. >> what a concept. >> reporter: in america's happiest city, perspective. kevin tibbles, nbc news, lafayette lafayette. >> i guess we should put that on our list. >> we should check it out. it looks warm there. it is louisiana. i would say, too, pretty much every day on the plaza we find the happiest people. no matter the weather. no matter the hour. up next, springing into fashion with the look at the trends for the new season. but first these messages. i was not aware of how much acidity was in my diet. i was so focused on making good food choices, i had no idea that it was damaging the enamel of my teeth. i wanted to fix it, i wanted to fix it right away. my dentist recommended pronamel. he said that pronamel can make my teeth stronger, that it was important, that that is something i could do
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we are back on a saturday morning with fashion advice to get your wardrobe spring ready. we have marie rossi here with us to help us. >> thanks, lovy. >> the first trend we have. who doesn't love spring color. it is back in a big way. >> nothing says spring-like the color pink. >> i love it.
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the overcoat. almost a menswear silhouette. it is all over the runways. stella mccarthy and dior. it is head to toe pastel pink. >> i'm in. >> you don't have to do it like a 12-year-old. >> you can do it in a grown up way. >> this is about the cold shoulder. the origin of the season is the shoulder. we have seen so many cutouts in the off the shoulder look. this is almost a hybrid with a shirt and strapless top. >> it is a bit. >> it works for any age, any size. most people are fond of their shoulders. >> it is not like your arms. >> isn't it something we can definitely wear with more classic pieces, i think. you have a lot of ruffles and detail happening here.
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these are $15 jeans from h&m. >> we don't want to forget the boys. >> a bomber jacket. if you get one piece, it's the bomber jacket. it is great for guys. you can wear with a clean t-shirt and cool jeans or you can dress it up. >> i love this color green. >> this is all about the green, navy and this works in my closet, too. >> what's nice is when we transition some pieces. we don't want to break the bank. what are we transitioning here? >> this one, it is 35 one minute and 65 the next. this is a great sweater. maybe you wore it with wool pants in the winter and now you wear it with an easy skirt. $20 skirt from h&m.
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and heavy pants. >> this is the suede. we can wear that into spring? >> yes. this is the piece to transition from full winter to spring. >> if we want to clean out the closet to make room for spring, you have great tips. >> there are great apps these days. one called thread up. they send you a kit. you put as much in a box and they will get rid of it. >> they take care of it? >> sometimes you are really unsure if you want to get rid of something. there is a calculator that tells you the value before you put it in. >> i love that. we can donate things, of course. so many worthy causes. >> and tradesy. you can load anything up from the closest. it goes into the app and sells from there. >> thank you. always good to see you. happy spring. >> happy spring. >> let's go to sheinelle in the
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plaza fan of the day. >> this is the henley family. why are you in new york city? >> we auditioned for "so you think you can dance." >> still to come on "today," we introduce you to inspirational people who love to dance.
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nbc. back here on a saturday morning with a woman who wants to make life better for people who are wheelchair bound. >> nbc's morgan radford is here to explain. nice to see you. >> nice to see you. good morning. this marissa loves dance more than anything else. after suddenly collapsing ten years ago, doctors told her she
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what she did now brings people to new heights president. >> reporter: ron and jennifer lee remembering the first dance as husband and wife. a moment inspired by the tango scene in "scent of a woman." >> i fell in love with the tango. dance. walk. days after that tango while on their honeymoon, a fall left him paralyzed paralyzed. >> one day you are on top of the world and the next, trying to learn. >> i always wanted to get my husband back in ballroom dancing again. >> reporter: meet marissa. a wheelchair dance company teaches ballroom, hip hop.
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>> everyone can dance. i want america to see that it's possible to dance with someone in a wheelchair. just like anyone else. it's nothing different. >> reporter: ten years ago, a disease left marissa paralyzed. >> i thought my life was over. >> reporter: after physical therapy, marissa was able to walk and reclaim her passion and share it with the world. every week, rollers get to rocking with the walking. >> reporter: even i joined in. watches people like ron and jennifer lee get to dance all over again. >> i actually think i have better moves now than i did back then. it was very empowering.
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again. >> ron and jennifer are still practicing their moves on friday night along other dancers hoping to show people know matter what their ability, they can succeed at whatever they put their minds and most importantly their hearts to. >> really lovely. >> morgan, thank you. up next, a delicious brisket that's really easy to make. so easy, even i can make it. the citi double cash card comes in very handy with cash back twice on purchases. earn once when you buy, and again as you pay. that's cash back now, and cash back again later. it's cash back d\j vu. the citi double cash card. the only card that lets you earn cash back twice on every purchase with 1% when you buy and 1% as you pay.
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all right. on "today's" food, we are closing out the no-brainer recipes with a brisket dish. always good to see you. >> thank you. >> what kind of cut do we have here? >> we have a brisket. it comes with a first cut. second cut. whatever's on sale. >> how do you know it's right? >> as long as it is brisket, it works. >> let's get started. >> we have ingredients. pomegranate juice. onion, garlic, salt, pepper, chili powder. >> keep going.
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the brisket in a roasting pan. that will make it good. this is really simple. we will not sear this ahead of time. we are putting it right in the roasting pan. everything happens here. >> if you want to save time, but not sacrifice flavor, what can you do? >> since we're not -- usually you cut it up and sear it. it takes so much time. the flavor difference is negligenceable. you are not missing out. let's get our rub on. simple. we have pepper, salt, we're going one teaspoon of salt per pound of brisket. we have four pounds here. four teaspoons here. brown sugar and chili powder. all on there. sugar on there, too. i'll rub this in. i'm using the spoon now.
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if you want to help me, i need to whisk tomato paste and pomegrante. >> all of it. >> it is like a barbecue sauce. >> the acid will break down the meat and natural sugar. if you cannot find that juice, you can use cranberry juice and red wine. all work the same way. >> why are those the good swaps? >> they have the acid and sweetness. the sugars will intensify. >> that is well whisked. >> you can put that in here. onion that i quartered. you don't have to do a lot of chopping. >> that is beautiful. >> how much water? >> 3/4 on the way up to the meat. the juice is similar to that
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pound of meat. easy, right? >> from that to this. >> cover it up. in the oven for five to six hours at 350 degrees. >> this is perfect for a slow cooker. >> you can do it without the extra water. just the juice. slow cooker, 8 to 10 hours. >> i am so making this. amazing. salad there. >> you pull it. you can mix it up with barbecue sauce. make a sandwich. on top of a salad. >> alejandra, thank you. you can find this at >> we have a birthday wish. our executive producer. >> happy birthday!
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a community mourns after a police officer was killed in the line of duty. what happened leading up to it. the new regulation to stop people from stealing math to feed their addiction. we will get to our top story than just a minute. first let's talk about the forecast taking a live look at charlotte through our view camp, looking foggy and gray. thank you for joining us this morning. we have a parade coming up soon does not look like great parade weather. >>it is not great parade


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