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good morning. breaking overnight, fierce storms move up the east coast after slamming the south. >> took my truck up in the air and glass is coming in. >> a new round of tornadoes virginia. heavy rain and high winds knock out powercross the northeast and in the midwest a crippling blizzard. mitt romney jumps into the presidential fray taking on donald trump. >> i think we have good reason to believe that there is a taxes. >> trump insist tlg is nothing there.
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hurt and humiliated. erin andrews in tears after her father testified. >> she is terrified, depressed. >> and he said that secretly recorded video of her in a hotel left her a shell of herself. and hot pocket. an e-cigarette battery exploids in a man's pants catches them on fire. the warning being issued. today thursday, february 25, 2015. from nbc news this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. >> back in the land of the living. >> it seems like a long time since i have seen you.
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yes, i got a flu shot. we'll talk more about that later. i'm amazed you touched me. >> me, too. let's start can the dangerous storms hammering the eastern half of the country. the death toll climbing to at least eight people. four of those died in virginia. >> more than 238,000 people without power from the carolinas to maine. this tuesday there have been at least 34 confirmed tornadoes. we have it all covered including the impact on travel. we'll start with miguel almaguer. >> reporter: the storm took at least eight lives. alone. the storm went right through this community. it was a powerful and deadly system. another night of severe weather.
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damaged. dangerous winds in new york city. in long island firefighters rushed to extinguish cars on fire and clear downed trees in neighborhoods. in washington, d.c. hammering hail. it was the smallest towns hit with the biggest damage. overnight rescues in virginia. some communities wiped off the maps as homes were destroyed. >> took my truck up in the air and glass was coming in. i thought the truck was going to turn over. >> reporter: frank rose witnessed the deadly swiser blow through waiverly, virginia. >> i saw roofs flying everywhere. what can you do? >> reporter: the wild weather claiming the lives of two men and a toddler tossed from a trailer 300 yards adding to the storm's death toll another man killed in south carolina when a gust of wind snapped a tree on to him.
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tree was on top of him. he was hurt. >> reporter: the powerful storm system battered the gulf coast. among the hardest hit, a trailer park in convent, louisiana where a tornado killed two and shredded 150 homes. >> it looked like a blender. >> reporter: some parts of florida reduced to rubble. more than 200,000 lost power. this morning while the storm is diminishing the scope of the damage is just being realized. later today virginia's governor will visit some of the hardest hit communities like this one while the storm system passed over in a matter of hours in places like this one it will take months to rebuild. >> oxford, north carolina. thank you. >> you might expect the airlines are feeling the effects of the severe weather. blake mccoy is at o'hare in
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>> reporter: good morning to you. airlines trying to hit the reset button this morning after more than 2,000 flights were cancelled nationwide yesterday. the worst airport in the country for the cancellations right here at chicago's o'hare. winter's wallop dumping more snow overnight, more than a foot in some parts of northwest indiana. blizzard-like conditions cracking power lines leading to dierz warnings. >> it is terrible. it is going to get worse. stay home. the roads are ice underneath the snow. >> reporter: hundreds of accidents snarled traffic. thankfully no children aboard this school bus when it was sent sliding. chicago's two major airports became ground zero for cancellations. 1,300 flights cancelled wednesday in chicago alone. flight. we were supposed to leave at
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contacted us and try to move it up. >> reporter: cancellations stretching across the country including syracuse, new york, where one airline bought pizza for this flight that had to be diverted because of the storm. we are seeing more than 300 flights cancelled this morning even though the worse of the weather moved out. it will take time to get things back to normal. >> got to work itself out of the system. let's turn to mr. roker for more on all of this. >> a really interesting situation developing along the north rock aaway coast. they are airlifting people who got stuck on a boat, a fishing boat, moments ago. the coast guard sent out a coast guard boat to try to rescue them. they went aground. the coast guard boat capsized.
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coast guard on that boat are okay. as you can see right now coast guard chopper rescuing people off that fishing vessel. that gives you an idea how bad this storm was. really amazing stuff. the good news is the worst of the storm is over as far as the heavy winds and rain. we are still dealing with that but you can see heavy rain pushing off. what we are concerned now is what is behind it. colder air filtering in. you can see snow developing. we won't call it a blizzard, but we will have wind gusts up to 40 miles per hour, poor visibility on i-75, i-80, parts of i-90. it is going to be a real mess traveling. snowfall amounts not the worse but the winds will calm down. that will give better visibility behind the front. temperatures are much milder.
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accumulations we are looking at. cleveland two to five. seven. the good news is we have warmer weather coming, milder weather but folks are still digging out and dealing with the mess left behind by these more than 34 tornadoes that touched down. >> thank you very much. now to the presidential race and notable shift from republican marco rubio going after donald trump and so is the last republican nominee, mitt romney. we have it all covered this morning. we have peter alexander in houston where tonight's final republican debate before super tuesday will be held. >> reporter: this is the tenth republican presidential debate. lone star state show down first without jeb bush on stage. and for donald trump's rivals, marco rubio and ted cruz perhaps their last stance before super
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anyone not named donald trump looking for southern comfort. >> i can win. i can grow this party. >> the question right now is how do we prevent nominating a candidate who loses the general election or for that matter donald wins the general election who would know what he would do as president. >> reporter: for ted cruz everything bigger in texas. >> crown jewel of super tuesday is the great state of texas. >> reporter: new polls show him holding a 15 point lead. the rubio campaign calling on trump to repudiate robo calls from a leader of a white nationalist group. >> the white race is dying out in america and europe because we are afraid to be called racist. >> reporter: trump responded to similar calls last month. >> nothing in this country
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>> reporter: the billionaire is hinting at a running mate. >> we are going to probably choose somebody somewhat political. >> reporter: now rejoining the political fray mitt romney. >> i think we have good reason to believe that there is a bombshell in donald trump's taxes. >> reporter: four years after he was pressed to release his returns romney is pressing the 2016 front runner to do the same. >> either he's not as wealthy as he says he is. >> reporter: an issue trump first addressed on "today" the morning after winning the primary. >> will people be surprised at the rate you pay? >> i fight like hell not to pay taxes. i hate the way the government spends my money. >> reporter: trump calling romney a fool. there is no bombshell other than
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government wastes the money. >> reporter: closer than 1r5 points. one interesting dynamic in attendance george h.w. bush. >> thank you. chuck todd is nbc's political director and moderator of "meet the press." nicole wallace, political analyst. last gop debate tonight before super tuesday. anyone whose name is not donald trump had better do something tonight to try to slow him down going into tuesday. what are their options? >> winning the nomination is like climbing to the top of everest. donald trump is half way there and marco rubio is at the bottom of the mountain with a much heavier pack and a lot less oxygen.
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difficult. >> rubio and cruz and kasich. >> i think the rubio plan is to sort of stay the course, go after cruz, play this one more long game. hope cruz is eliminated after super tuesday and hope next wednesday morning he gets to wake up, come on the "today" show and say i finished second and now it is a two-man race. >> there is a lot of ifs there. >> i think he can attract the real support he has to show he is tough enough to take on trump. >> does he absorb the punches, land few good one liners or use this opportunity to take the turn and try to become more presidential than they are in. >> if he was anybody but donald trump i would say he is so far
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to make the turn to look more presidential. the real vulnerability he has even among supporters is his temperament. his supporters said i like you are different. i am worried about your impulse control challenges. every time he has had an opportunity to display a better temperament he passed on it. i would expect him to act more presidential i don't think we can expect that from him. that is not the way he rolls. >> that is not what his voters like. >> i think he goes -- >> let's talk about cruz. he went through marco rubio's set of circumstances that would allow him to emerge. if cruz loses texas what do the polls show now? it shows cruz ahead. >> pick your poll. he has to work hard.
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strategy on super tuesday. >> put your historian hat on for me. every poll i look at doesn't show marco rubio having a shot of winning any state on super tuesday. anyone secured the nomination going 0 for primaries? >> they have an answer for that. what they say is that everything about this cycle is historic in nature and that -- washington post stunning editorial about stopping trump. they feel urgency to stop trump and that would create historic rush towards them in the final days and weeks. >> this issue of taxes. mitt romney thinking there is a bombshell there. donald trump said i pay low taxes because i don't want to pay high taxes. does it matter for trump?
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the only thing that matters to trump would be what romney brought up if his net worth is not what it was. mitt romney is doing to donald trump by just sort of openly speculating what harry reid did to mitt romney four years ago when he said i heard he is not paying taxes. mitt romney, this is his way of participating in the stop trump movement. >> he is running against a rigged system. >> this is the real feature of the campaign, i heard this. >> thanks for bringing me up to speed. i appreciate it. big new developments in ongoing fight over the u.s. supreme court. the white house said to be considering republican governor ryan sandoval of nevada as possible nominee to the high court.
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former federal judge, supports abortion rights. nomination of a republican would be seen as attempt by president obama to stop the blockade of choices. the u.s. olympic committee preparing athletes and staff ahead of games of brazil. a usoc doctor testified. he said the committee is considering several steps inchuding pretreating closing of all usoc personnel and providing bed nets. they will have a zika vaccine ready for phase one clinical trials by this summer. the scandal involving defective air bags. uncovered evidence that takata was deceiving auto makers for years.
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company was aware they were defective. if the customer request records or makes an audit we will have a lot of failures, sometimes 38%. regulators are under pressure to expand the recall to include every takata air bag in america. encouraging news saying this year's flu vaccine is most effective in years. cdc recommends everyone get a flu shot every year. usually half of americans get that. >> did you read that with your fingers crossed. >> i got a shot in november but it didn't work out. frightening scene at a kentucky convenience store. this guy on the right suddenly flames and sparks shoot out of his pants. he runs outside, takes the pants
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the man says an e-cigarette battery blew up in his pocket. he suffered burns on his legs. he is able to walk. warned to keep the batteries away from coppers and other metals including car keys. >> that is not a little flame. that is a big deal. more on the weather from al roker. >> looked like he was ready to take off. let's show you what we have right now. a beautiful day out west. temperatures will be in the 60s in the pacific northwest. we have windwindy, snowy conditions.
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>> good thursday morning, everyone. overnight storms off shore. we're getting dry stretches into mid-to-late afternoon. a few more showers working back in. not severe later on this afternoon. just some showers around. mid-to-late afternoon into the evening. wind advisory down through southeastern mass until 7:00 p.m. for gust 40s to 50mph as the wind will continue to be gusty there. and again, a couple afternoon showers. otherwise temperatures slowly sliding from near 60 this morning back to near 50 this afternoon and back to near 40 on friday. co weather. coming up, erin andrews and her father tearing up in court as he takes the stand in her civil lawsuit.
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and melania trump defending her husband and revealing what happens when they disagree. first on a thursday morning this is "today" on nbc. we're living in a very competitive global economy, and if we are going to succeed, we need the best-educated workforce in the world. we should be making public colleges and universities tuition-free. we're going to pay for it with a tax on wall street speculation. the taxpayers of this country bailed out wall street. it is time for them to start helping the middle class of this country. i'm bernie sanders
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forecast. >> chris: sarah, good morning. good morning, everyone. downpours and thunderstorms we had now off shore. hours. look at the temperatures, close to 60 degrees starting off this morning. we'll fall back to near 50 this afternoon. and then mid to late afternoon, we'll bring in a couple more showers in here. non-severe, but there reason a little wet weather, especially north and west of boston later on today with some more scattered showers in the forecast. >> sarah: it will be a day of cleaning up for some people in new england. overnight stores leaving behind a trail of damage like this in cambridge where a car was just crushed by that tree. heavy rain, thunder, lightning and strong winds bringing down trees and power lines in many areas. and there are thousands of power outages across the state this morning. billerica has more than 2,600 outages followed closely by lawrence, marshfield is under 2,000 for a long-time overnight the entire town was without power. we'll have much more coming up in i'm hillary clinton and i approve this message. her life's work has been about
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[ cheers and applause ] 7:30 on a thursday morning, 25th day of february, 2015. we will get outside and say hi in just a little while. inside studio 1 a we want to look at the morning's headlines. the death toll is rising from the powerful storm system. at least eight people killed from louisiana to virginia where a state of emergency is declared. senator marco rubio demanding donald trump tell a
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group to stop making robo calls. >> the wise race is dying out in america and europe because we are afraid to be called racist. affiliated. the republican candidates will take part in their final debate. connecticut prosecutors are asking the state supreme court to send michael skakel back to prison. they say a judge made a mistake three years ago by reversing conviction in the 1975 murder of his neighbor. robert kennedy, jr., who is writing a book about his cousin's case attended a hearing. another high profile case and more testimony. >> it was emotional. jurors heard from andrews' father who told the court his
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former court. >> reporter: dramatic emotional testimony, erin andrews breaking down seeing her father in tears on the stand. >> first time in my life as her father where i didn't know if she was safe or not. i feared for her life. >> reporter: steve andrews describing agony after naked videos of his daughter went viral eight years ago. videos taken through a peep hole by michael barrett. erin is suing barrett, the marriott and her management company at the time for $75 million. the lawsuit claims barrett asked to be put in the room next to andrews and the hotel was negligent for doing it, a cardinal sin according to a hospitality expert called by
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>> the hotel maintained it did nothing wrong, that barrett deceived, connived and manipulated the system to get the room next to andrews. >> steve andrews joins us now. >> steve andrews is a reporter. erin followed in his foot steps becoming a successful television sports reporter. steve says erin has changed since the incident. >> she was just so much fun before we found out about this. she is not the fun person she was. she is scared. she cries.
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tell her story when she testifies. her convicted stalker expected to testify. >> thank you. a little bit more on the race for the white house and melania trump's first solo interview with the campaign. we showed you a bit of this on wednesday. jack hally jackson is with us with more. >> reporter: fresh off his victories, donald trump is on a role for the republican nomination and he is rolling out his running mate, melania trump. she has only been in america for 20 years but says she is ready to become the next first lady. >> melania, say something. >> he loves you. >> reporter: like everything trump she can be anything but understated. >> he will be in believable.
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>> she will make a beautiful first lady. >> reporter: not letting her outspoken husband do all the talking. >> i tell him my opinion. i tell him what i think. sometimes he listens. sometimes he don't. >> reporter: while some accuse the republican front runner of being sexist trump in her first one-on-one interview of the campaign her husband is anything but. >> he treats me the same as men. he will tell you what is in his heart, what he thinks. he will not hold it back if you are a woman. >> reporter: trump would become the first foreign born first lady and the first to bear it all on a bear skin rug. last spring she wanted this turn in the spot light. >> do you want him to run for president? >> trump, a relatively rare
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focussing on raising the couple's son born a year after donald and melania married. they met at new york fashion week. he was 52. she was 28. the trump brand her business, too. her line of jewelry on qvc and her moisturizer caviar. now she is starting to step into the spot light with spoofs on "snl." it's the white house she is focussed on now as the republican race enters its super tuesday sprint. and some new reports out that melania trump may have donated a couple of hundred thousand dollars to hillary clinton. she wouldn't talk about what she would do if she weren't to end up in the white house but her husband says she would probably focus on women's health. >> these are busy times in the
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so much going on with the storms. and just the warmth that we are experiencing right now. if you have been outside you barely need a coat. 53 in new york city. 57 in boston. syracuse 40. you have to go back to pittsburgh and detroit to find temperatures in the 30s. they will be coming. we have cooler air coming in. look at the temperatures we are expecting right now. indianapolis ten degrees below normal. charleston 39. atlanta 52 degrees and then by friday that moves into new york and down to 38. atlanta 54 and saturday even chillier. boston 42. d.c. 47. but do not fret. warming temperatures will be coming. in the mid section of the country temperatures 60s, 70s in oklahoma. little rock. and as we make our way to the
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61 in washington, d.c. 66. everyone. overnight storms off shore. we're getting dry stretches into mid-to-late afternoon. a few more showers working back in. afternoon. just some showers around. mid-to-late afternoon into the evening. wind advisory down through southeastern mass until 7:00 p.m. for gust 40s to 50mph as the wind will continue to be gusty there. and again, a couple aftnoon showers. otherwise temperatures slowly sliding from near 60 this morning back to near 50 this afternoon and back to near 40 on and that's your latest weather. thanks. just ahead, change your settings, what you can do to extend your phone's battery life. johnson & johnson fighting back after a jury awards a family $72 million. is its baby powder safe?
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7:42. we are back with concerns over a popular product that millions of americans have been using for years. >> johnson & johnson is being order today pay up over a woman's cancer death. >> reporter: a st. louis jury ruled johnson & johnson must bay $72 million including 62 million in punitive damages to the family of an alabama woman who died of ovarian cancer. >> not just for her but so many other women. >> reporter: the jury sided with the plaintiff who died at age 62 saying that talc found in the company's baby powder contributed to her cancer and that the company knew about the risk.
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consultant alerted that anybody who denies is denying the obvious. >> i have had very few juries award more than i asked for. they awarded $1 million every . >> reporter: the discussion around the safety of talcum powder is far from over. in a statement wrote the talc used is carefully selected. the recent verdict goes against decades of sound science proving safety of talc as cosmetic ingredient. many say the evidence is inconclusive. >> this association had been reported in some studies. however, there are many other studies that have shown that talc use does not really increase the risk of ovarian cancer. >> reporter: the american cancer society says any increased risk
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>> this is 7 news now. >> sarah: good thursday morning. it's 7:57 as you take a live look at saugus. traffic backed up quite a bit. send it over the chris lambert with more on your forecast. >> christa:>> chris: wet roads thanks to overnight thunderstorms. powerful winds gusting to 74mph in boston. 64 in braintree. we have a wind advisory in southeast mass for gusts up to 50 through this afternoon into the early evening hours. the heaviest of the storms off shore. we catch break for several hours before we cohave a few chances of showers working back in. close to 60 this morning. falling back to near 50 this afternoon. mid-to-late afternoon, a few
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>> sarah: things quieting down now, but thunderstorms probably woke people up overnight. in dorchester a big tree came down in the front yard of this milton avenue home. it clipped a house on the way down, doing some damage to the roof there. the mother who had been living inside the house of squalor in blackstone due back in court today one week after a judge refused to dismiss murder charges against her. details coming up in 25 minutes.
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it's 8:00 on "today." dirty little secret after terry cruz makes a candid confession of his addiction to pornography. >> day turns into night and you are still watching you probably have a problem and that was me. >> how he turned his life around and is encouraging others to do the same. going to the dogs. kathie lee and hoda get down and
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canine groomer. and the butler does it. >> i want to live forever. >> gerard butler stops by studio 1 a for a preview today february 25, 2016. [ cheers and applause ] >> good morning from amarillo. >> good morning champagne, illinois. >> celebrating 70th birthday. >> celebrating my 45th birthday. >> i'm getting married in 43 days. love you, babe! >> good morning everybody. welcome back to "today,"
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it is toasty on our plaza. a little breezy. >> meanwhile, bad mouthing going on inside the vestibule. this is dylan's throwback thursday song. "shoop" by salt npepa. >> everything we did was shoop. we would know every word and do the dance. nothing i will repeat here. >> you can do every word. >> yes. >> while i'm in the process of outing people, savannah has her sexy boot on today because gerard butler is here. >> my medical boot is still on. you haven't seen me since this happened. >> just the day of the accident. let's get a check of the morning's top stories. >> good morning. nearly a quarter of a million people had no power overnight
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the south along the east coast. at least eight people lost their lives, among them a toddler and two men thrown from a trailer when a tornado struck waverly, virginia. airlines trying to catch up this morning because of flight disruptions caused by the storms in the east and heavy snow in the midwest. nationwide more than 2,000 flights were cancelled on wednesday, half of them in chicago. more than 300 flights have been grounded again today. a dramatic rescue this morning off of new york city. a u.s. coast guard vessel capsized while spauntding to a fishing boat that ran aground. five coast guard member husband to be pulled from the water all apparently safe. the coast guard helicopter air lifted crew members from the stranded fishing boat. donald trump's rivals get one last chance tonight in the
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voting. the face off is in houston. former republican nominee mitt romney has entered the fight challenging trump to release his tax returns. romney predicting they will contain a bombshell. trump responded that his returns are complicate skpd he is in no hurry to release them. there has the been one burglary reported this year in beaumont, texas. thieves caught on camera backing a pickup truck through front door of a convenience store. three men dragged an atm into their truck. police have found the stolen truck but so far no sign of the three burglars or the machine full of money. three days and counting before hollywood's biggest night and rolling out the red carpet for the academy awards. on sunday the 500 foot long carpet will be surrounded by reporters and photographs along
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bleacher seats hoping to get a glimpse of some of the biggest stars. al and i will be there, as well. >> talked to somebody with chris rock as he was working out the monologue saying it is going to be brilliant. >> looking forward to that. now to a surprising confession from nfl player turned actor terry cruz. >> videos posted on facebook he opens up about what he calls a dirty little secret that ruined his life. >> one thing everybody has to realize is that you can't survive with guilt and shame. >> reporter: a revealing confession from a recognize able face. >> pornography really messed up my life in a lot of ways. >> reporter: former athlete
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his years of addiction to pornography. >> if day turns into night and you are still watching you probably got a problem and that was me. >> just like eating. when you feel sad or lonely you grab food. and instead of food for me it would be pornography. >> reporter: in a series of videos crews posted to his facebook page about how the addiction affected his life and the way he looked at the world. >> it changes the way you think about people. people become objects. people become body parts and things to be used rather than people to be loved. >> reporter: and reveals how it nearly ended his marriage. >> another thing that i felt was a sense of intittlement. i felt the world owed me something. i felt like my wife owed me sex. >> reporter: crews says he has been free of the addiction for
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forward now to help others who may share the same issue and studies suggest that number is significant and growing. >> pornography addiction is thought to be one of the most common phenomenon and rapidly growing mental health problems we have today. >> reporter: estimated 2 million people suffer from addiction to internet sex and 90% of children between 8 and 16 have looked at online porn. the internet making the material ever more acceptable. >> the pornography is becoming more addictive and everyone has a crack pipe in their office and living room which is the computer or on their person, the phone now. >> reporter: crews is trying to remedy that problem with the advice to the concerned significant other of addicts. >> anything that will make you feel denigrated or less than you cannot accept it. that is a message for all women out there. >> reporter: he believes the cure has to come from the
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>> the truth is he has to do it. >> reporter: crews says he will continue to talk candidly about the issue. >> the more you talk about it the more we can beat it. we can beat it. you are going to win. >> reporter: for "today," janet shamlian, nbc news. >> it takes a lot of courage to own up to that and be public about it and hopefully will help others. >> he said this is six years in my past. to come forward to help people is great. >> might not want to talk about it. a lot of people will relate. tired of the cell phone always running low on power. what wurbs and what doesn't when it comes to boosting the battery. the new list of hollywood's best movie quotes of all time. the quote machines lauer and
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8:12 with trending today. >> let us start with the million dollar question. this question could get you hired at facebook. the company's global head of recruiting told business insider when they are going over applications with job applicants there is one question that they like to ask more than any other. on your very best day at work, the day you can home and think you have the best job in the world what did you do that day? >> i like that question because i guess the idea is it shows what you love to do. i went to australia. this show you do a million things. i got to go to australia with my mom and visit my birth place and
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that was awesome. >> traveling and getting family history. >> free trip to australia. >> dylan, what about you? >> my brother is a veteran, wounded warrior. we did a story where he dpaut to play on the softball team. he travels the country as a wounded warrior. >> that's amazing. >> great opportunity. >> for me it would be we have a privilege of being able to share great stories about people who inspire us. we did a story about the foster care system and organizations that help ensure that kids are protected in the system. being able to create a psa and meeting young people whose lives were changed. we helped raise $300,000.
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>> i had to go over the inaugural when the vice president -- i begged him to come over. drop the mic moment. >> somehow getting around the secret service. >> and not getting tackled. >> every couple of years when we go to the olympics and get to interview people who have worked there a large portion of their lives to accomplish something and you get to talk to them right after they have accomplished it or not accomplished it, but talking to people at this epic moment in their lives makes me happiest with this job. >> it happens at the olympics and all the time on this show we get to talk to people at interesting moments. we all love our smart phones but may not love our batteries. a lot of myths about what will and won't drain your battery. we are going to play a game of
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true or false, closing unused apps, that helps save your battery? >> true. >> false. i'm surprised. running apps doesn't do that much. >> true or false, streaming music uses more battery than the ones that are downloaded. true. third party charges will damage your phone's battery. >> that can be true. >> i have no idea. >> i would say false truish. it says false but the times says you should go with reputable vendor and not cheap alternative. >> false truish. >> an interesting social experiment from jet blue. on a recent flight the company offered everyone on board a free round trip flight to anywhere in the world but there was a catch.
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and all 150 passengers on the plane had to agree on the same destination. if there wasn't a unanimous decision they didn't get the trip. using paddles the passengers narrowed down their options choosing an international location over a domestic one. after wheeling and dealing it came down to two options, turks and caicos or costa rica. >> must mean only one thing, 150 random strangers have chosen unanimously to go to costa rica! >> that's not easy. >> we couldn't do that.
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>> they get a free round trip. >> can you imagine trying to get 150 people to choose lunch. >> apparently the airline said they conducted the experiment because of the division in washington. >> reminded me of a caucus. even more space and top movie quotes of all times. >> adele and her big night at grammy's. it is called the brit awards. adele looked stunning in a flowing red gown. she won award after award after award taking home four trophies in all. her award for global success was presented by an astronaut aboard the international space station. when adele won best female solo art she had the opportunity to support ke$ha. >> i want to thank my record label for embracing and being
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take this moment to publically support ke$ha. >> and by the time she won her fourth award adele jokingly apologized for what she called her ugly cry face. never looks ugly. time. the movie serving over 1,600 fifth place went to "the wizard of oz." toto, i have a feeling we are not in kansas anymore. from "star wars" may the foersz be with you. >> you're going to need a bigger boat. >> casablanca for here's looking at you, kid. after all of that, what took the top spot? >> frankly, my dear, i don't give a damn.
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movie quote of all time. one proposed alternative was frankly, my dear, i don't give a woot. >> that does not work. >> not even close. >> to gwen stefani. on today's episode of her show ellen asks s s gwen about blake getting serious. >> when he popped the question about you being his mentor, how did he do that? >> did you rehearse that before? >> yeah. i did. i thought of that one. >> i want to be on that show as much as possible. it's hard to talk without laughing. i got so much out of it. >> you did. >> clearly she didn't need to
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>> that's fun. al, let's get a check of the weather. >> let's show you what we got going on for today. snow here in the great lakes. wet weather moving through boston and new england. that will clear out rather quickly. western two-thirds of the country nice and dry. we look for temperatures today 80s and 70s in the southwest. fairly mild in the east with temperatures in the 50s and 60s down through the gulf coast. windy conditions along the mid atlantic coast to the northeast with wet weather. windy condition, snow, some >> good thursday morning, everyone. overnight storms off shore. we're getting dry stretches into mid-to-late afternoon. a few more showers working back in. not severe later on this afternoon. just some showers around. mid-to-late afternoon into the evening. wind advisory down through southeastern mass until 7:00 p.m. for gust 40s to 50mph as the wind will continue to be gusty there.
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showers. otherwise temperatures slowly sliding from near 60 this morning back to near 50 this afternoon and back to near 40 on and that is your latest weather. >> our week long series up for the job where we take on internships is rolling along. this morning two for the price of one, kathie lee and hoda. >> as dog lovers and owners we figured we would be groomers for the day. our friends opened their very nice doors to us. >> the tails were wagging, dogs were barking and other stuff flowing. how did we do? >> let's take a look. >> what are we doing? >> i'm not sure what we are doing. >> an internship of some sort. >> this is the spot. >> we are supposed to learn how
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>> we both have dogs and love dogs. i'm extremely interested in learning how to do gland expression. that will be helpful in my home life. >> i'm nauseous. >> i'm excited. >> hi. >> nice to meet you. >> we want tolearn how to be groomers. >> come with me. >> here is a nice dog for you to try. >> you are not going to assist? >> i'm going to watch. >> are you ready? >> she is definitely -- >> careful. >> there is poop on her butt. >> she is like thanks a lot. >> i don't want to touch it. >> where are you going?
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>> you have to get her belly. >> she has a lot of soap here. >> this is fun, i'm sorry. >> she does not like to be sprayed back there. she said no thank you. she doesn't like it. some women don't like that. >> you ready? she doesn't look like it. you are bending her neck too much. you are such a good dog. >> here we go. >> some of it went in my mouth. >> what is this? what is happening? >> this is where we take care of other people's dogs. >> they come in the morning and stay all day. hello, everybody. >> hi.
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everybody wants some love. >> i'm getting scared. there is a lot happening. >> found some doody. >> where? >> right here. >> ew. >> that is going to need a scouring pad. it makes you want to take home a little brother or sister? >> maybe. i'm not sure but we have been hard at work today. >> it has been fun. they are so sweet. >> so happy right now. >> brush their teeth. >> let's walk the dogs. >> we have to make sure -- >> let's go. >> i'm exhausted. >> i'm trying. >> hold on.
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>> it was fun. >> they were really sweet. >> those dogs were so happy. they knew every name. >> >> thank you. we got up early for this? >> it is worth it. see you in an hour or so. tomorrow savannah shares a few laughs with amy schumer as an
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>> this is 7 knew news. >> christa: good morning, everyone. it's thursday. it's 8:27. it looks like things are drying out after what we're affectionately calling the rain blizzard around here. here's 7's chris lambert. >> chris: big-time thunderstorms, christa. still a thunderstorm from eastham down toward chatham right now. that will be moving off shore. the rest of us quieting down after the blitz of storms rolled on in. between 1:00 and 3:00 that wind howling. scattered showers west of us. a couple more showers working through this afternoon. but dry hours in between. temperatures mid-50s to near 60 now. a few mid-to-late afternoon showers as temperatures go from near 60 this morning back down into the lower 50s this afternoon. 40s this evening. >> christa: people around
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storms rolled through overnight. as chris was mentioning. thunderstorms with powerful winds leaving behind quite a bit of damage. this is in cambridge where a car got crushed by a tree. also in dorchester, a tree smashed into a home. it also damaged a fence and blocked the from the doorway, as well. grief councilors will be on hand today at the high school in barre as students mourn the loss of a beloved classmate. 17-year-old brittney murch was killed after she lost control of her car on an icy road on wednesday. she was on her way the school with her younger brother at the time, who was seriously injured. police are searching for a flasher atian dies university in waltham. officials say man exposed himself to a student tuesday night on south street. there have been six similar incidents like this since
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mmmm, yoplait. we're back now 8:30 on a thursday morning, the 25th day of february, 2016. the first day on the plaza and several days without rain. we are happy about that. we are happy we have a nice crowd out here. >> coming up, so excited about gerard butler, just played a big role in sunday's daytona 500. really cool. we will talk to him about all of that. hands off, why chances you are over doing it when you do
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are decreasing the value of your home. we want you to come down to the plaza and get a chance to win a trip to los angeles. just bring a packed bag and a friend and a poster showing us how you spend the extra 24 hours. >> straight from the plaza to l.a. for a three-night stay at the line hotel. dinner and more courtesy of discover los angeles. you have to be over 18 if you are here tomorrow rsvp at >> a cool deal. how about a check of the weather. >> looking ahead to the weekend starting with tomorrow we have sunshine here in the east but windy conditions, wet weather in the pacific northwest. warm weather through the southwest. gulf coast looking good. saturday windy around the great lakes. more rain into the pacific
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sunshine through the rest of the country. on sunday snow around the great lakes, cooler weather making its way in. more rain along the pacific northwest coast and look for the sunshine hanging around through >> good thursday morning, everyone. overnight storms off shore. we're getting dry stretches into mid-to-late afternoon. a few more showers working back in. not severe later on this afternoon. just some showers around. mid-to-late afternoon into the evening. wind advisory down through southeastern mass until 7:00 p.m. for gust 40s to 50mph as the wind will continue to be gusty there. and again, a couple afternoon showers. otherwise temperatures slowly sliding from near 60 this morning back to near 50 this afternoon and back to near 40 on and that's your latest weather. the election season has been eventful and has developed
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you may not feel comfortable sharing with others. there is a place for that calls election confessions. available. no rhyme or reason for the phone number. it is there for you to anonymously text, send or leave a voice mail sharing thoughts about what is playing out in politics. it is all gathered on this website, election confessions. you must be 18 or older to participate. message rates and data rates apply. everything that comes in gathered and posted. for example, i only vote so i can post a selfie. we also had this one. i said i would watch all the debates. i watched one and a half and got bored. i am ready to pin my own thing weighing on my mind for a bit. let's go i think al roker for president. send. there we go. if you have something you want
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number is 424-353-2016. of course, you can follow along with content as coming in at >> interesting. seems like you are asking for trouble there. and now to one of the most sought after men in hollywood, gerard butler as a merciless god his mission is to rule the world. >> i want to live forever down there in the land i conquered, my kingdom. this should be my reward. >> you would unleash chaos. you would destroy everything. >> not destroy, create. >> you're just a god with modest ambition, world domination, seems like a sweet guy. >> he is a sweet guy when you get to know him. >> i think what is interesting we have gone there taking
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the rest of the movie he has this incredibly charming. playing different ways to bring out that quality. >> you're a god but in this movie a villain. i know you see his good side. >> that's why i wanted to do it. every now and again i feel that need to travel into another world. i get to travel into many different worlds. i stayed there a few times so it felt fun to see what it would be like. >> it really has that mystical element. these epic fight scenes and then a lot of special effects. were you kind of blown away when you saw the finished product? >> when i was younger i had a dream that i was in a movie like this. when i woke up i thought i need to visit those worlds. that's why i say every now and
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when you see the film finish it blows you away. artistic. it is a very rich journey. >> very beautiful, definitely. stunning. so are you, actually. going. bellies. >> i tried to work with that with the director. >> is there a slacker god? a god who looks cheetos? >> he doesn't like the fact that he can't be fat. >> you had to workout all the time. >> a lot of training. i'm used to doing it now. there is the element at the beginning where you have to put
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e tos and cheeseburgers. >> like once the shoot is over do you slack off? >> the worst. every time i say i'm not going to do it. i'm going to stay fit. normally within two or three weeks i'm not looking good. >> the daytona 500, how cool was it? you were the grand marshall. you got to say drivers start your engines. was that the moment of your life right there? >> did you practice the line? do i do it soft or like the god of egypt? >> i had a sore throat so i was worried it would come out -- what a blast. my folks are there next to me. my mom and step dad and my aunt. my mom came up and was like that was good. you did a good job.
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and then the photo finish. epic. >> i saw denny hamlin being interviewed and he had written a letter when he was 7 years old saying when i grow up i'm going to win the daytona 500. >> that is amazing. >> gods of egypt hits theaters. young people breaking
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time for looking back moving forward in honor of black history month. >> young african-americans making history. honoring 28 game changers under the age of 28 who are breaking barriers in everything from politics to entertainment. we are happy to highlight some
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>> black history month is about looking back at who paved the way and also about looking forward. nbc blk 28 was created to honor innovators, entrepreneurs, actors, activists at the top of their field redefining what it means to be black in america today. the young people aren't just changing the black community, they are changing communities all over this country. kai lightner is a pro rock climber, three time american winner and a world championship title to his game. >> it is almost ingrained with them. my whole life. >> i started climbing when i was 6. >> pushing myself was contagious for me. once i was able i always wanted to push myself to win the next competition and be the best
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>> i climb about three hours a day. >> i'm thinking about the next solution or what am i going to do next? the type of climbing that i do is based upon difficulty and not height. i will keep going and keep climbing. >> creating this field of design and technology and weaving them together. >> i started sewing when i was around 8.
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so with that i don't -- we work to help them innovate. >> google had a program for me to make animations and they wanted the dress. >> that dress itself, they chose the silhouette and then from there it was kind of organizing the electronic inside of the garment. so exciting and she looked beautiful in it. >> nate howard founded movement be to amplify young voices of this generation. >> focussed on working with young adults and youth. the goal is using poetry to
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best they can be to hone the story and let the stories inspire others. >> in 2013 i was celebrating and showed up to my house and shut the party down. i was arrested. >> we will not stop. >> that's when i knew i had to speak up. i realized that i had to hold on to what this movement could be. there is something about poetry that allows you to kind of speak to your heart. at the end of the day when everyone writes their story the is the best story because it is yours. >> just a foot note we should mention no one was charged including nate howard in that 2013 incident. you want to learn more about the
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coming up next, don't do it yourself. the home projects we have tackled that can act the world a president has to grapple with. sometimes you can't even imagine. that's the job. and she's the one who's proven she can get it done. ...securing a massive reduction in nuclear weapons... ...standing up against the abuse of women... ...protecting social security... ...expanding benefits for the national guard... ...and winning health care for 8 million children... job in the world and she's the one who'll make a real difference for you.
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are you killing your home with kindness, from excessive cleaning to constant repainting you may be doing more harm than good. here to keep you from becoming a home wrecker in a different way. we are not going to shake hands because we are both recovering. how are you doing? >> fine and you? >> fine. >> fewer chores at home. let's start with paint. if i see a door like that i'm going to repaint it. >> a new coat of paint isn't always your friend. paint wants to stay flexible.
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>> is it okay if you take the paint down to the wood and start from scratch? >> scrape it, sand and then repaint. >> touchups aren't necessarily good. starting from scratch is probably better. >> just don't go over the bad stuff. >> get a clean surface and do a few job. >> let's talk about insulation. if you own an old home probably built without proper insulation by today's standards. >> if you are feeling cold you house. here is the problem. come to my dollhouse. >> i didn't know you have a dollhouse. >> some houses are designed to have attic vented. right here is the soffit.
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is a good thing. but the insulation would go right here in the attic. if you go too far up you can choke down that attic and that can lead to mold and can exacerbate ice dams. >> we do, however, want to seal air leaks. >> and they are all over the house. this is just as important as insulating. there are pipes and wires coming through walls and floors and ceilings. that is where conditioned air can come up through and into spaces where you don't need it. here is a can of sealer. we spray it in there. >> did you fill up the holes, you can seal the penetration and leave that behind. >> you're fine. >> much more efficiency. >> cleaning windows and mirrors.
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mirror too much? >> a mirror has -- behind it it has a reflective surface. that cleaner that you put on there could have ammonia or vinegar which could be aggressive. if it gets behind the frame it can attack the silver backing. if you are going to use that i say spray the rag and then clean as opposed to spraying it on the glass and having it go behind or you can just use a lent free cloth with warm water and do your cleaning that way. >> what about people who say they use newspapers? >> god bless. >> does it work? >> yes. there is not that much dirt. professional guys use newspapers all the time. >> take me to the tiles here. people get obsessive about the tiles. they want them to always look clean and they will treat them so they seal them and nothing can get on them.
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>> too much sealing is a problem. it can make the granite or the marble look dull and streaky. over sealing is a problem. you want to find out if the stone needs to be sealed. we put water on this marble. the water has absorbed into the marble. that means this needs to be sealed. over here this granite doesn't need to be sealed because there is no difference between where the water is or isn't. we say seal it. as a rule of thumb how often would you end up sealing tile or stone like this in. >> three months or a year but we suggest drop the water on there and see if it soaks in. if it doesn't you are good to go. >> thank you. we'll be right back.
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the wall street banks that triggered the financial just settled with authorities for their part in the crisis that put seven million out of work and millions out of their homes. how does wall street get away with it? millions in campaign contributions our economy works for wall street because it's riggedt by wall street. and that's the problem. is bought and paid for, we can't build an economy
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and i approve this message. 8:53. time for today's birthday wishes. >> we have very accomplished folks to celebrate. let's start with francis jasper from san antonio, texas. she is turning 100 years old, enjoys playing the piano and exercising. harry is 100 years old. he has been struck by lightning not once but twice in his
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that is one lucky guy. happy 100th birthday to sophie eberly. 13 grandchildren, 18 great grand kids and 9 great great grand kids. she is a great great great grandma. helen whiteford from whiteford. she is known for her world famous fried chicken. george cowan is also 100. he visited 51 countries. very happy 100th birthday to elsie ralph. she is fantastic. she is wonderful. if you know someone who wants to
8:55 am >> love hearing about these awesome folks. and let's send it to matt. earlier this week jill martin and the folks at real male helped sell clothes men hardly wear. ji, good morning. you have an update for us. willie is here, as well. >> there are a lot of people around the country who are exactly your size. i'm excited to announce we are officially sold out. how much did we raise? $20,000. >> really good. >> we are so pumped about this. we asked our viewers to tweet in pictures. they have some clothing. this is dave.
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awesome coat. thumbs up. and then we have abby who got a very special surprise from her mother from you. take a look. >> what man do you love the most that is famous? >> al roker! >> that is one of your ties. >> so i want to say 100% of the proceeds go to charity.
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tipping over trees >> the coast guard in trouble in the rough surf capsizes their boat. >> severe thunderstorms now offshore. but we'll still have some gusty winds and scattered showers arriving this afternoon. forecast ahead. dinner turning to a windfall for one women when she bites into a rare pearl. and a puppy left for dead in korea finds a new life and new legs in america. we have all that and a lot more.
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strong storms blowing through the area overnight doing some major damage causing trouble for many of you headed off to work and school. >> high school senior killed in a tragic crash. remembering a life lost. and a dog found injured overseas getting a second chance thanks to some special people here in the u.s. everyone. thanks for joining us. serious wind damage for a lot of people. in dorchester this tree blew over on to house. when you consider the wind gust up to 70 miles per hour at least in boston.


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