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. good morning. double trouble. >> go, go, go, go, go! >> tornadoes tear across the south, destroying homes and damaging schools. while in the midwest, a massive blizzard creates whiteout conditions and shuts down major highways. and al says the system behind it all is moving east today. second thoughts? donald trump speaks out on why he may have lost the race in iowa. >> i think it could have been the debate. i think some people were disappointed that i didn't go in the debate. >> we'll talk to trump this morning. and have a live interview with senator bernie sanders. will he contest his narrow loss to hillary clinton? person to person. a new concern over zika as a patient in texas gets the virus from having sex with a partner who contracted it overseas. is the disease even more dangerous than health officials feared?
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>> i didn't kill her. >> the highly anticipated series "the people versus o.j. simpson" premieres to rave reviews, but not from the family of ron goldman. >> i'm forced now to have to endure this week after week. >> what kim goldman says the first episode is missing. today, wednesday, february 3rd, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. let's just put that satellite image back up. and you can just think, there is nothing good about that system moving across the country. >> no. a lot of the country have already been dealing with it and i think they're going to see it on the east coast, too. grab your umbrella. the weather is our top story. impacting tens of millions.
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the midwest to damaging tornadoings in the south. nbc's gentleman cob rascon is in collinsville, mississippi. good morning. >> reporter: these are monster tornadoes leaving behind incredible damage in its wake. this is the first baptist church in collinsville, mississippi. the roof was torn off. while the pastor and his family were still inside. face-to-face with a monster tornado. storm chasers running for their lives. >> this is going to be crazy. go, go, go! >> reporter: the twister hopscotching through a neighborhood and college campus in rural alabama. while in collinsville, mississippi, a direct hit. a neighborhood decimated. two dozen homes damaged or destroyed. the first baptist church next door ripped in half. >> you can see the complete devastation of our church. it's unbelievable. >> reporter: while pastor wade ricks and his family were still inside.
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>> my wife and i, my son came over to the church because we have cinder block walls and found a room and got under the desk. and within seconds, stuff started falling everywhere. >> reporter: more than a dozen tornadoes reported in the south. part of a massive winter storm that also pummeled the midwest and plains with heavy snow and high winds. millions of americans in the storm's path. some losing everything but the clothes on their backs. others nearly losing it all. and national weather service forecasters will be out later today to survey the damage and determine just how difficult, just how bad this tornado was. the pastor will also be back out here. and i took a tour of the damage in the neighborhood behind this church. some of those homes, there is nothing left. people will be back out here later this morning to pick up the pieces where there are any left. matt and savannah? >> jacob rascon, thank you very much.
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>> we'll talk to al about the storms in a couple minutes. let's turn to the presidential race. the candidates are setting their sights on the next prize in the campaign, new hampshire. in a moment, we'll talk to donald trump and bernie sanders, the front-runners in the granite state. let's first get the latest on both races. first, kristen welker, covering the race between sanders and clinton. good morning to you. >> matt, good morning to you. bernie sanders has a double digit lead over hillary clinton here in new hampshire, but she won this state back in 2008, so she's trying to convince voters, including at this campaign event here in derry, later today, not to count her out. >> reporter: the fight for new hampshire now in high gear. both democratic candidates campaigning late into the night. >> in iowa, we took on the most powerful political organization in the country. >> i hope you will choose with both your heart and your mind. >> reporter: it comes on the heels of a hard-fought battle in iowa. clinton edging sanders by a
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hair. on tuesday, she claimed victory. >> and i am so thrilled that i'm coming to new hampshire after winning iowa. >> reporter: clinton increasingly trying to tap into the progressive ideals propelling sanders' surge. >> i am a progressive who likes to get things done. i'm actually a progressive who likes to make progress. funny thing. >> reporter: but sanders is resonating with young voters in a way clinton isn't. he beat her 84% to 14% with that group in iowa. does it concern when you realize she's not connecting with younger voters? >> i think it'll come around. the more that the younger vote listens to hillary clinton, i think they'll start to realize that she is going to be the candidate to get things done for them. >> reporter: in sanders, some democrats are seeing flashbacks of barack obama's appeal in 2008. former president bill clinton dismissed that idea in an interview with andrea mitchell. >> barack obama is not bernie sanders. >> reporter: sanders' strong
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showing in iowa has energized an army of supporters. here in new hampshire, his backyard, he's up by double digits. his promise of taking on the establishment striking a chord with independents who are key here. sanders now arguing he's the only real progressive in the race and flexing his muscles. >> we began the political revolution, not just in iowa, not just in new hampshire, but all over this country. >> reporter: sanders' campaign officials tell me this morning they raised $3 million in the 24 hours after iowa. the most single haul in one day for that campaign. secretary clinton campaigns here in new hampshire today, but her husband, former president bill clinton, will be campaigning in south carolina, the state that votes after new hampshire. that's where she has a sizable lead. matt and savannah? >> kristen welker, thank you very much. >> senator bernie sanders is with us now from his home state of vermont. senator, good morning. good to see you. >> good morning. >> well, these results in iowa
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were as close as they could be, but iowa officials have made it official. they say hillary clinton is the winner. do you accept that? >> well, sure. she ends up getting about 22 delegates. we get about 20 delegates. we started that campaign 40 or 50 points down. we ended up losing it by 0.2 of 1%. to tell you the truth, the iowa caucus is so complicated, it's not 100% sure we didn't win it. we feel fantastic. we came a long, long way in iowa and now we're in new hampshire. we have a lot going on. >> very quickly. would you contest those results? >> we're looking at it right now. but the important point is, at the end of the day, we came from nowhere to really startle the entire world. we took on the most powerful political organization in the united states of america and, you know, nearly won that race. >> let's pick up on that,
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senator sanders. you raised $20 million in january. your campaign says you raised $3 million in the last 36 hours. so you move into new hampshire with a big lead in the polls, as the candidate from the neighboring state, and with more money in the bank than the head of what you call the biggest political organization in this country. >> no, no, no, matt. that's not accurate. hillary clinton has a super pac. i don't have a super pac. >> i understand that. in terms of the campaign's direct financing. >> well, that doesn't matter. you have a super pac, which has $25 million from secretary clinton. $15 million coming from wall street. our quam campaign contributions are $27 apiece coming from 3.5 million individual contribution. also, when we go into new hampshire, let's not forget, hillary clinton won new hampshire in 2008. she has a strong organization. her husband ran two campaigns.
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but given what the circumstances are right now, would anything less than a resounding victory in new hampshire be disappointing for you? >> matt, that's just media talk, you know. every state you go to, that's what the media says. what's in iowa? what happens in new hampshire? it's important to us. we want to win it. then we're going to nevada and we think we have a shot to go there. then we're going to south carolina and wisconsin. every state is important. we're in this race to represent working people whose standard of living in many senses has gone down n a nation which has massive income, wealth inequality and a corrupt campaign finance system. we're going all the way to the convention. we have the momentum. i think people are tired of establishment politics and establishment economics. >> senator, let's talk about the issue of electability. it's something that hillary clinton raises a lot on the trail. let me put it to you a different way in terms of her electability. on the issue of her e-mails, you said you're sick of hearing about them. you said it's a serious issue
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but there's a process and set that aside. let me ask you this instead. should democratic voters making a decision between hillary clinton and bernie sanders factor that in? should they consider the fact that this is an issue that hillary clinton faces, for better or worse, over which she has no control? does it affect her electability? >> savannah, i think all issues affect electability. what i will tell you is two things. number one, if you look at the match-up polls which have taken place recently, bernie sanders against republican candidates, we are doing very, very well. we beat mr. trump by a whole lot, more than hillary clinton. second of all, democrats win when voter turnout is high. republicans win when voter turn out is low. i think our campaign has the energy to rally working people, middle class people, young people, high voter turnout, we win the general election. but all factors, every issue, is an issue of consideration for voters.
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>> a lot to watch over the coming days. senator sanders, we appreciated thanks very much. >> thank you. republicans. donald trump looking to rebound in new hampshire after his second place finish in iowa, decision to skip last week's debate. we'll talk to mr. trump live, straight ahead. alexander for more on the republican race. peter, good morning. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. the man who is all about winning, donald trump, is now trying to get back to it here this morning. downplaying his defeat in iowa. here in new hampshire, he's going to rely on a much more heavily libertarian minded, less evangelical group of voters, to reset this race. as one trump supporter told him, we will fix iowa's mistake. here in the live free or die state, a huge crowd reaffirming that donald trump's campaign is still very much alive. >> there were 17 people when we started. now you have 11. i come in second. i'm not humiliated. >> reporter: trump mocking reports that iowa made him a
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loser and marco rubio, who finished third, a winner. >> winner of the night, marco rubio. trump, humiliated. his absence at the fox news debate last week may have >> i think it could have been the debate. i think some people were disappointed that i didn't go in the debate. >> reporter: overnight, trump form and familiar target, ted cruz. >> what kind of people do we have running for office? no, honestly, really, really dishonest, and i think i know why. you know why? because he was born in canada. he gets the nomination, they're going to sue his [ bleep ]. >> reporter: fresh off his win, cruz is already eyeing both new hampshire and more conservative south carolina, its primary two weeks away. >> last night we heard a howl
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>> reporter: meanwhile, a trio of governors are staking their sights here. setting their sights on each other and marco rubio. chris christie with kelly o'donnell. >> he's the boy in the bubble. never answers questions, very controlled. the boy in the bubble has to get out of the bubble if he wants to be president of the united states. >> reporter: rubio's rebuttal with gabe gutierrez. >> i think it's been a tough couple of days for some of the other guys. some people react badly to adversity. >> reporter: the state's wild card, john kasich, rising to second place in many polls, now vying for a breakout moment. >> my tone is different. it's a tone of inclusiveness, it's a tone of helping people to get up. >> reporter: the bottom line is you're not going negative against your opponents right now because you think that's not the right tone for the party. >> well, it's not just not the right tone for the party, it's not the right tone for me. >> reporter: this morning donald trump is boasting the endorsement of a former massachusetts senator, scott brown. jeb bush is going to be bringing
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out one of his top surrogates. former first lady, barbara bush, 90 years old, will join him on the trail tomorrow. >> peter, thank you so much. donald trump is on the phone with us now. mr. trump, good morning. >> good morning. >> i have to say, savannah and i were talking, we had the chance to interview you when we were in iowa on monday morning. we were both a little surprised at how understated and subdued you sounded on the air that morning. had members of your team given you a hint of what might be to come that evening at that point? >> no. i'm just trying to be a little bit more understated and statesmanlike. some people like, that some people don't, actually. no, i don't think so. not at all. i mean, i think, you know, when it comes to iowa, i was not supposed to even go there. a lot of people thought i wouldn't do well in iowa. i made a decision to go because i know some of the people and they're great people. and i came in second. you know, which is a good finish. i mean, you have 11 people and you started off with 17 and i came in second. >> what do you think happened? do you think it was the organization? >> well, i don't know. i mean, i didn't lose by much,
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than ted, i got more votes than anybody in the history of the iowa caucus republicans. you know, i got a very -- a lot of votes and came in a solid second. the person that came in third, marco, a good guy, but he came in third and they made it sound like he had one of the great victories of all time. everybody said, great victory. i came in second and nobody said it was a victory. it was sort of strange. >> and you do bristle at the fact that people are saying this was devastating for you. i would agree with that. i was reading a lot online yesterday, mr. trump, and the gist seemed to be, now we're going to find out what donald trump is made of. does he have the gut? does he have the heart to fight this long fight? how would you answer that question? >> well, i've been winning all my life, matt, and that's what i've done. we'll see what happens. i'm doing very well in new hampshire. that was supposed to be my first stop, really. i think i'm very happy i did the whole thing in iowa because i came in second. look, i beat a lot of senators, a lot of governors. they do it professionally. i've never done this before.
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i'm not a professional politician. i come in second and they don't. it was such a big story i came in second. i don't know why. but i was actually somewhat semi-satisfied with it. i guess one poll came out, or a poll came out saying i might win it by four or five points. you know, that didn't happen. i think caucuses are hard to poll, by the way. >> i was going to bring that up. because you love the polls. it's a big feature of your stump speech. a lot of polls, not just "the des moines register," but several polls in the final weeks had you winning. have you lost faith in the polls at all? >> i think when you get to polling a caucus, it's tough. it's a much more complex process. it's probably harder to poll a caucus. no, i'm a believer in polls, but i think when it comes to a complex caucus like that, i think it's probably hard to poll. >> donald trump, we'll be speaking to you again, i'm sure. thank you. >> the more understated, subdued mr. trump. thank you for your time. >> thank you, matt. there are new fears over zika this morning. health officials in dallas
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reporting a person there has become infected with the virus through sexual contact. >> this is a first here in the u.s. amid the outbreak that is nowbeing called a global health emergency. dr. natalie azar is an nbc news medical contributor. good morning. when i read this headline, it jumped off the page. the notion that it could be sexually transmitted. first of all, is that certain or is it just a suspicion that it might be? what does it mean for the spread of the virus? >> they are fairly certain that that's the case. they haven't told us the sex of the people yet. they haven't fully confirmed, let's say, that there wasn't another mosquito. listen, the contact of a person who had traveled from venezuela who contracted the zika virus. and without any evidence of a mosquito bite. >> what worries me about that is you've told us in the past that many of the people who have the virus are asymptomatic. >> yes. >> how do you go about
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sexual contact -- obviously, condoms are one idea -- but if you don't know the person or you have the virus. >> that's where we are now. the cdc made it very, very clear that their charge in the upcoming days is to give the guidance now to the american people about what they should be doing. in particular, sexually active partners of women who may be either pregnant or trying to become pregnant. i think it's important to note that this is not -- it's surprising and certainly unwelcome news, but this is not the first documented case of sexual transmission. we had a case in 2008. we also have evidence virus can be found in semen and urine. importantly, to reiterate, the main mode of transmission is still thought to be mosquito bites. but this does raise a new concern for people. i will also point out that in england they already have a protocol in place. if you have a documented infection, the man is to wear a condom for six months.
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documented infection, it's a different timeline, wear a condom for one month. the cdc wants to get information on how long the virus can be seen or excreated in sexual secretions and inform their guidance based on that knowledge. >> dr. azar, thank you. swinging this direction now. mr. roker is here to talk about the storms. >> that's right. we are at the northern part. we already saw what the southern part did with the tornadoes. northern part, a lot of snow from minnesota to michigan. we had anywhere from 4 to 8 inches of snow and there's still some left over as that system pulls up and away into canada. in the meantime, we're watching this now. look at the showers and thunderstorms. we have some heavier thunderstorms down to the south. it's already going to be making its way to the new york city area in the next several hours. look for major flight delays because of the rain and the wind. midmorning in d.c. boston, midafternoon. as we move to the south, you'll look at the strong storms from atlanta making their way to jacksonville, charleston.
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the heavy rain and storms will remain for florida and the coast. we'll see clearing later tomorrow. flood watches extending from new jersey all the way into florida. look at florida and into southern georgia, we're talking about anywhere from 5 to 6 inches of rain before this is all over in the next 48 hours. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. (vo) making the most out of every mile. that's why i got a subaru impreza. love. it's what makes a subaru,
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i feel good today 7:30 now, it's wednesday morning, the 3rd of february, 2016. there is a happy crowd on our plaza. you may get a little wet, too. we think the rain is headed our way. >> absolutely. >> no, he thinks. he knows it's heading our way. looking at the headlines today. >> go, go, go, go, go! >> severe storms brought damaging tornadoes to parts of the south, including this one in alabama. several buildings were damaged. luckily, no injuries reported. that same system blanketed the midwest in snow. whiteout conditions in minnesota, leading to hundreds of accidents. presidential candidates are spreading out across new hampshire today. the primary there is just six days away now.
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donald trump said his decision to skip last week's republican debate may have contributed to his second place finish there. on the other side, bernie sanders isn't ruling out contesting the iowa election results. we talked to him earlier. >> we're looking at it right now, but the important point is, at the end of the day, we came from nowhere to really startle the entire world. >> sanders and clinton will face off in a debate on msnbc tomorrow night. health officials in dallas are reporting an alarming new case of zika. here's what they're saying. a patient tested positive after having sex with someone who contracted the virus in venezuela. it is the first u.s. case of zika in someone who has not traveled outside this country. also this morning, a frightening scene on a flight overseas. an explosion blasted a hole in the side of a plane. incredibly, some passengers who were on board at the time pulled out their cell phones and recorded the emergency landing.
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good morning. >> hi, savannah, good morning. you're five minutes into a flight when an explosion rips a hole in the cabin of the aircraft you're traveling in. you'll see how passengers reacted when that happened on a commercial flight on tuesday. >> reporter: an eerie calm as it makes a descent. oxygen masks. a hole in the side of the cabin, visible from inside the cabin. passengers are lucky to be alive, while witnesses say a man on fire was sucked out at 14,000 feet. there was a terrible explosion, a pilot said, according to a newspaper. i think it was a bomb. the airbus 321 is operated by daallo airlines. it has not confirmed the cause of the explosion, but from outside, black soot can be seen from the fuselage. it had taken from somalia, where al qaeda militants are waging
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war. last year, a suspected isis bomb blew apart another jet in egypt. the explosives hidden in a soda can, isis claimed. passenger was killed and two injured. the body of a 55-year-old man discovered on the ground, thought to have fallen from the air. while most of the relieved passengers walked off the plane after a terrifying ordeal. one saying, i think we were all in shock. >> this morning, officials in somalia say there is no evidence of a criminal act here. but, guys, this happened before. united airlines jet back in 1989 over hawaii, part of the fuselage was ripped out. a passenger was pulled out. there's a picture there of the incredible scene when that happened. this time, what's really stunning is the way the passengers reacted. >> we've been kind of debating what we would have done in a
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similar situation. i think nobody knows until it actually happens. >> i can't imagine. >> to record the moment on the cell phone, that's -- >> i'd be saying my prayers. >> keir, thank you very much. let's get a check of the weather now from al. >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by jared, the galleria of jewelry. come in today for the one piece of jewelry that will take her breath away. >> so, it's going to be wet along the east coast, but at least it's going to be warm for now. that's because we've got the warm flow of air. new york city today, 58. 65 in d.c. charlotte, 68. but look, by friday we're down to 44. 31 in burlington. d.c., 47. cleveland, 40. here comes the cold air. cold supply out west. it's going to be making its move slowly to the east. with temperatures that drop back into the 20s in minneapolis. low 30s in chicago. mid-30s in omaha. rest of the day today, we are looking at the wet weather along the east coast. icy mix as you get to the north. more wet weather and windy conditions in the pacific northwest.
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it's the least of your issues on your next flight. what if you got on board and there was a miniature horse or kangaroo sitting next to you, encroaching on your space? believe it or not, it's happening. you can bring almost any animal on a plane, as long as they are certified as an emotional support animal. must be hard to get one of those official letters, right? buckle up. you won't believe what we got on board. >> reporter: pets on planes. from dogs to really big dogs. even turkeys, sitting in coach. this recent photo going viral. they don't need a ticket. they have something better. an emotional support vest and official letter from a mental health professional. >> snakes, birds, pigs. >> reporter: some flight atten attendants are mortified. >> you get on the aircraft these days and the cabin looks like a barnyard. >> reporter: there are legitimate cases of people who need an emotional support pet, but too often, passengers are abusing the system. it's out of control.
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one way to travel with a pet on some airlines can be up to $600. if that animal is designated as an emotional support animal, it gets to come with you for free. >> reporter: so how easy is it? there are plenty of websites offering esa certifications. all you have to do is fill out a questionnaire. >> what type of animal do you have? dog. >> reporter: i go online and do it. >> how often have you been sleeping less than usual? often. i work on a morning show. >> a few clicks later. >> book. jeffrey, you are a good candidate for an emotional support animal. great. >> reporter: for $150, i get it. then they e-mail me this official letter from a real mental health professional. i never met with her. i never even spoke to her. >> come on. >> reporter: before you know it, i'm flying with rory. >> i'm boarding the flight and they didn't ask to see the letter. no problems. no questions asked. >> reporter: and because rory is an emotional support animal, she
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can ride in my lap. no crate required. >> stay on my seat, rory. >> reporter: in fact, we take two flights. >> we're going up. >> reporter: the airline never asks a thing. >> so i just flew with a dog. we're going to ramp this up. this is my producer lindsey. you are certifying a different animal. what kind? >> i certified an emotional support pig. >> emotional support pig. >> did you have to meet anybody? >> no. >> same with a dog? >> exactly. >> you're going to fly with a pig. >> sure thing. >> reporter: that's spencer, a 3 month old potbelly pig. we borrowed him from a pig farm. remember, he's now an emotional support animal. at security, the agent asks for proof. >> thank you. >> reporter: no problem. remember, we have that secret weapon, the letter. >> we're boarding. >> reporter: on board, spencer gets to sit on her lap, too.
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>> pig on a plane. >> reporter: this pig flies round trip. on the second leg, agents ask lindsey for the letter at the gate. spencer gets right on again. >> people are definitely abusing the system. we see it every day. >> reporter: disability experts say our experiments showing how out of control it's become. >> there are people watching this right now who do this. saying, who am i hurting? >> you're passing yourself off as a person with disability, and it can be consequences for those who need the animals. >> reporter: until there's a crackdown, this could be sitting next to you on your next flight. >> the pig is cute though. by the way, delta told us its policies are aligned with federal regulations and often review them. reserving the right to evaluate each case. experts say the best way to get this under control is develop a standardized certification system where owners have to meet with the doctors to prove they need it. there's also the issue of safety here. emotional support animals are
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not required to have any formal training, like wrangler, for example. that's why i'm in the orange room. wrangler is being trained as a service animal. there is a difference between service animals and emotional support animals. wrangler is here getting trained. the emotional support animals, because they aren't trained, can be disruptive in flights. there was a case of a dog that went to the bathroom in the aisle. had to make an emergency landing. >> really? >> wow. >> thankwhat about people with allergies? >> that's the other thing. they won't serve you peanuts on a plane if somebody has an allergy. if you have an allergy to the dog, you can't do anything about it because it's considered you have a disability when you get the letter. >> seems way out of hand. >> yeah. >> jeff, thank you very much. coming up on pop start, why you're about to see a whole lot of lady gaga. plus, carson is back. yay! >> hi, how are you? >> he has a behind the scenes look at what will have you talking.
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we're back at 7:50. carson, is that you? >> it's me. >> you've come back. we missed you. thank you. >> were you under the weather? >> i was. feeling better. >> good to have you back. >> appreciate it. people online talking about fox's production of "grease." did you see it? were able to do. >> the finale. awe. the associate director of the show is responsible for coordinating the camera moves to the beats. she shared this behind the scenes video. this is what it looked like in the control room during "grease live." >> two, two, three, four. one, two, twelve, thirteen. two bars, three beats. two, two, three, four.
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now i'm on the outside it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, "the people versus o.j. simpson." >> nothing to hide. >> 20 years after the o.j. simpson trial unfolded on live tv, the drama is back on the small screen. and stirring up a new controversy. >> my brother was doing a good deed. walked in on what we believe was a horrific crime. he didn't run. putting marriage to the test. >> for one month, we are spending half of what we normallydo. >> our friends gave us their baby for 24 hours. >> a couple who decided to put themselves through the relationship ringer before walking down the aisle. for you i bleed myself dry adventure of a lifetime. ahead of coldplay's super bowl
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roker, the rain has arrived in the northeast, in new york city. >> heavier, windier and south it gets worse. >> we'll get more of your forecast in a bit. jill martin is here with a steals and deals surprise. the bargains that are so big, she's breaking out the blindfolds. we don't know what's coming so we don't spill the beans. >> don't back up into the fire, jill, with the blindfold. she acts and cooks. tiffani thiessen is up in our kitchen with the ultimate sliders for your super bowl. smells great up there. >> these are pulled pork sliders. great. first, natalie has a check of the top stories of the day. natalie? >> good morning. once again, with less than a week to the new hampshire primary, donald trump is back on the attack going after iowa winner ted cruz. at a new hampshire rally tuesday night, trump called cruz dishonest. once again, raised his birth in
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canada as an issue. earlier on "today," matt asked trump if he has the heart for a prolonged primary fight. >> i've been winning all my life, matt. it's what i've done. we'll see what happens. we're doing very well in new hampshire. that was supposed to be my first stop, really. i think i'm very happy i did the whole thing in iowa because i came in second. >> cruz told supporters at a new hampshire church on tuesday that grassroots conservatives are the ones who will determine the eventual nominee. bernie sanders' strong iowa showing energized his supporters in new hampshire. polls give the vermont senator a solid lead in the state. savannah asked him if hillary clinton's ongoing e-mail scandal is an issue voters should care about when they consider whether she is electable. >> i think our campaign has the energy to rally working people, middle class people, young people, high voter turnout, we win the general election. all factors, every issue is an issue of consideration for
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voters. >> clinton claimed victory by the slimmers of margins in iowa. she appeared with gabby giffords and her retired astronaut husband kelly. we're hearing from the parents of nicole lovell, who was found dead days after disappearing from her virginia home. who virginia tech students are charged in connection with her murder. >> reporter: nicole lovell survived a rare liver tumor, overcame lymphoma and beat the odds against an infection. >> she had a passion for pandas, music, dancing, dreamed of being on "american idol." >> reporter: at a news conference, nicole's mother fought back tears. >> a preliminary cause of determination of the cause of death is stabbing. >> reporter: authorities believe nicole was killed on the same day she climbed out of her bedroom window after reportedly showing her friends texts from
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those texts on a messaging app called kik, which police say have been used by sexual predators. the investigation quickly know lily focusing on 18-year-old eisenhauer, a track star at virginia tech, charged with murder. and natalie keepers, charged inging eisenhauer after death. now they say she is part of it. neither eisenhauer or keepers entered a plea, but eisenhauer told police according to the arrest document, i believe the truth can set me free. >> nicole touched many people throughout her short life. yeah, i can't do that part. >> such a tragic story.
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nicole's mother said because her daughter had scars from her medical procedures, she was bullied on social media and at school to the point where she would often keep her daughter at home. terrible. former prosecutor on the bill cosby sex assault case told a judge on tuesday that he personally believed cosby's accuser when she said she had been inappropriately touched by cosby in 2004. however, bruce castor said he did not bring charges because he felt the woman might not be a credible trial witness. castor also said he believes he made a binding verbal deal that shielded cosby from future prosecution. cosby is back in court today asking a judge to throw out the case. the small plane made an emergency water landing off the coast of hawaii on tuesday due to a problem with its landing gear. the pilot circled the airport for two hours, burning fuel, and then he landed in a nearby lagoon. emergency crews pulled the uninjured pilot out of the water. he was the only person on board.
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thankfully, okay. scary though. >> thank you. the highly anticipated mini series, "the people versus o.j. simpson" premiered last night. >> sparking reaction from the people at the center of the case. morgan watched the first episode with one of the victim's families. good morning. >> good morning. i sat down with kim goldman, whose brother rod was killed along with her friend nicole. she felt sick all day, counting down to the premiere, knowing her family's pain would be back in the spotlight. >> i'm forced to endure this week after week. >> reporter: kim goldman never gets used to the image of her brother's body plyliking on the ground. >> i've seen the images millions of times. it's jarring. getting my milk and there it is. >> reporter: "the people versus
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with another dose of fact and fiction. >> i wish there could be a, that's fact. this isn't. this didn't happen. >> reporter: the line of truth and fiction is blurry. we know simpson was found liable in a civil trial filed by the goldman family in 1997. he's serving a sentence of up to 33 years for unrelated armed robbery and kidnapping. the show has already earned rave reviews from critics. meticulously crafted. it's one of the most compelling tv dramas in recent memory. viewers seem to agree. best pilot i've seen in ages. guess i'll have to watch every week. thanks, fx. perhaps helping, the star-studded cast playing what are now household names. like kris jenner. >> stop running. >> reporter: and johnny cochran. kim goldman spent 21 years
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writing the story of the one character who, for her, matters most. >> what i think is going to be lost is my brother was doing a good deed. walked in on what we believe was a horrific crime and he didn't run. they don't show that in this. that really sucks. my brother could have runned and saved his own life, but he stayed to help his friend. i want people to remember my brother was a hero. >> simpson has not seen the show, but appears indifferent about his portrayal. matt and savannah? >> morgan radford, thank you very much. up next, we're going to shift gears and ask the question, would you be sitting on a $63 million fortune and not know it? the search for a winning lottery ticket that is about to expire within hours, actually. plus, another new and exclusive first look at a super bowl ad that everyone else will be talking about on sunday.
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its continuousmotion catches light at kay, the numberone jewelry store and, apparently antarctica. every kiss begins with kay. >> time for a welcome back carson version. >> we start with a question, could you be missing out on the huge fortune? lottery officials in california are searching for the winner of a superlot toe plus ticket. no one has come forward and time is running out. the deadline to come forward is 5: 5:00 tomorrow. they say the clock is ticking. public service, check it out. the hot ticket was sold last
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were you at a 7/11 in the chats chatsworth neighborhood of california? if so, get to the lottery office by 5:00 tomorrow. it would be the largest unclaimed prize in california lottery history. if no one claims it, it goes to public schools. >> we should leave our doors unlocked here. >> they're probably calling the switchboard right now. >> they will be now. >> i hope somebody comes forward, but if not, the school districts. >> one of the thing -- what are the things that make you happiest in life and what makes you miserable? there's a new study that comes from the london school of economics. topping the list of things that make people miserable, lying sick in bed. that makes sense. but guess what came in right after it? going to work. >> going to work. >> that's a sad commentary when
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lying in bed sick and then going to work as the next one? some other annoyances, people don't like waiting in line, commuting, working on your finances, but it wasn't all doom and gloom. for the good things in lifer, people said sex, playing sports and singing. >> there you go. >> okay. >> all right. let's take a look at there. carson, you're a golfer and i am. an incredible putt on the basketball court. a pro golfer returned to georgia tech on tuesday to make a 90-foot putt on the hardwood. sunk it. that gets $25,000 in tuition for a student. let's look at that again. 90 feet. >> did he play a break? a little left to right. >> i think it went straight. he's known for his putting. >> what's the longest putt you've sunk?
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at it. >> 25$,000 in tuition. not bad. >> now to one of the most coveted jobs in music. carson will get to the bottom of it. >> let's start with lady gaga and her super gig on tuesday. she'll be performing the national anthem on sunday. she'll be joined by an oscar winner. that's not all for lady gaga. the following week she'll perform a tribute solo for david bowie. >> one of the great regrets one had was she was signed to a record contract and they let her go. unbelievable. >> gwyneth paltrow opening up about her split. we're still very much a family. even though we don't have a romantic relationship, you he's
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like a brother. is that weird for anybody? >> that's a little weird. >> chris martin, he did a little car pool. here's a few highlights. >> we plight have to stop for the night. >> i mean, james cordon just -- it gets better. he's hosting the tonys.
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>> such a huge personality. >> he's doing the chris martin part. >> chris martin is doing to background. >> he's a joy on the stage. >> it's like he's best friends with everybody in the car. >> i like your gravelly voice. i like it. >> al. >> thank you very much. >> appreciate it. now more of our week long series. today's super bowl commercial kickoff. the exclusive first look at this sunday's must see ad. today's commercial comes from mountain dew. it features a chant you won't be able to get out of your head. >> man, i might just chill tonight. >> puppy monkey baby. puppy monkey baby. puppy monkey baby. puppy monkey baby.
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puppy monkey baby. puppy monkey baby. >> mountain dew kick start. dew, juice, kick start. >> puppy moneykey. >> it sticks in your head. >> who sits in a room and thinks about that? >> can we get the puppy monkey baby? >> these are things that are probably all highly searched on the internet. >> that's wild. we'll have more exclusive commercials tomorrow here on today. >> puppy monkey baby. >> let's get a check on the weather. >> i can't get it out of my head. rain coming down. snow to the north. heavier showers and thunderstorms pushing through the new york area and the northeast through today into this afternoon. getting ready to cause problems in atlanta and the south eastern atlantic coast. flooding is going to be an issue. flood watches from north new
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jersey all the way to florida. you get into the florida peninsula, into the panhandle, five to six inches of rain. the rest of the country, more heavy wind and rain and snow. northwest. midsection of the country, a little on the chili side. plenty of sun shine. warmer weath >> and that's your latest weather. >> all right. time for more of our special
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supermodels, where are they now. veronica webb was the first african american model to land an exclusive model. >> we caught up to chat about live and beauty. >> beauty is health. the best thing you can possibly do for yourself is to be healthy. >> with a career spanning 30 years, veronica webb knows tef lugs of beauty. in 1992, the supermodel became the first woman of color to sign an exclusive contract with a major cosmetic company, redefining what it meant to be beautiful. >> was there a moment that you realized i've got it? >> i'm still trying to convince myself that i actually have it. >> a favored runway designer for many, she says her success was the result of people recognizing the drive and talent in her.
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and smiling when you fail. and laughing when you succeed. and sharing when you have enough. >> her biggest champion, her mother, a lieutenant konlcornell in the army. >> we all have a part of us that's practical and a part that dreams. one of the things that my mom taught me was try to figure out how to marry those. >> accomplices. >> obviously the number one question i imagine that people would want me to ask you to s how is it that you look exactly as you did 20 years ago? >> i have my secrets. the biggest one is -- >> i'm listening. >> the biggest one is i try to break a sweat every day, eating right, and then you have to make sure that what you're doing makes you happy.
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comes from her major to her husband and the four children they are raising together. >> i get my confidence from being a good mother and a good wife. my family is my everything. are they happy? are they healthy? are they hungry, eating, smiling, crying? >> what was it about your journey as a model that repaired you for who you are now? >> one of the things you learn is you have to be really responsible to the people who work around you, with you, for you, under you, because everyone counts on you. >> so when people say veronica webb, where is she now, how do you answer that question? >> she's home and happy, raising a family, and blessed to be able to do so. >> she's also staying busy. she's is beauty editor of as is magazine.
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her legacy is really just beginning, she said. >> cool. >> so beautiful. carson, over to you. >> thank you. coming up, we have an oscar winner talking about making history on broadway.
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weather. good morning. 8:30 now. it's wednesday, february 3rd, 2016. it's starting to get wet out here on our plaza. a lot of the severe weather is headed east. coming up, inside, we have lupita nyong'o. she's taking her best talents to broadway for the very first time. we'll talk to her about that and get her take on this year's oscars. plus, we really have no idea what is about to happen to us in steals and deals. all we know is jill is here. she's brought us blindfolds and promising us bargains. we have to figure out what they are. what's better than theyater tots? sweet potato tots.
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former "saved by the bell" star and now chef stifftiffani thiessen has for us. >> windy conditions in new england. could have airport delays from new york and boston to atlanta. we're looking at wet weather in the pacific northwest with mountain snows. tomorrow, the rain moves off most of the east coast. though the southeast is looking at wet weather. rain in the pacific northwest. look for lake-effect snow showers around the great lakes. sunny and mild. stretching from the gulf coast into the southwest.
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northeast later on >> that's your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thank you so much. lupita nyong'o is best known for her breakout role in if the 12 years a slave," which earned her an oscar in 2014. she was in a movie you may have heard of, "star wars: the force awakens." now, she's adding one more accomplishment. she's heading to broadway for a starring role in "eclipsed." good morning. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> i know you're excited about being on broadway. you posted an adorable clip on instagram, which i want to play right now for everybody. >> ready? open your eyes. >> okay.
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it's real! >> oh, my gosh. >> your name in lights. is it exciting to be debuting on broadway? >> it really, really is. i mean, i understudied the girl at yale repertory theater in 2009, the role i play in the show. i remember making a promise to myself that i had to play this role. the fact that i get to play this role and i get to do it on broadway, i mean, it's more than i could have asked for. >> you are an accomplished stage actress, and that's actually your background. you went to yale school of drama. is there a different feel when it's broadway, which is, you know, for an acr, the absolute, you know -- exactly what you want to do? >> you know, for me, i did display at the public for ten weeks. i'm glad i got a test run of doing this show off broadway. now, i'm really excited to be able to share it with a larger audience. in this incredibly beautiful theater, the golden theater.
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i've visited it and i can't wait to see what will come of it. >> it's a heavy topic. i mean, this is about women in the middle of the liberian civil war. tell me about your role and why you think this is an important story to tell. >> so this is an incredible story about these five women and how they deal with wartime. i play the girl who is the latest inclusion into a rebel commander's group, if you will. she's the youngest. compound. it's about how she deals with this new life of being at war, of being in captivity. it's intense. it's really funny. it's full of suspense, and it's very moving. it's exhausting to do every day, but it's such a joy. >> all female cast. >> all female cast. >> female playwrite.
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there's also so much talk about the oscars and the controversy there. shorthanded as oscars so white. what do you think as somebody who won an oscar and has done well in the industry. what do you feel about what people are saying about this year's oscars? >> i think it is a symptom of something else. i think what we are asking for is really for more stories to be told, for inclusion in the stories that are told. i think that, you know, it's good for all of us, when we hear a diverse number of stories and are able to experience more diversity. it's more reflective of the world we live in. that's what we ultimately want, is for a diversity of stories to be told. >> on the one hand, you've done well by hollywood standards, any standards, but is it something you can relate to? are there roles you wish would come your way that you haven't gotten to see? >> i feel really grateful to be in the position that i find myself, where i can use the
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little weight i have to get stories that i feel are untold or yet to be told made and done. for example, with "eclip edse"eclipsed," this is something i brought to the table because it moved me in a way where i wanted to perform it and share it with people. i feel that's the role i can play. >> finally, i have to ask you about "star wars." are you a "star wars" nerd like the rest of us? were you so excited to be in it? >> now i am. >> now you're officially -- >> i'm a bona fide nerd. i go around with a stormtrooper and all that. >> thank you so much. always good to catch up with you. "eclipsed" opens on broadway march 6th. up next, we will reveal the reason all of them are blindfolded. jill martin is going to reveal a special steals and deals.
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nbc. we're back with an all new steals and deals. for reasons unknown to all of us, jill martin has decided we should be blindfolded for this. >> 8:39 seems like a good time to be blindfolded. >> there is a method to my madness. we have deals to get cozy. to prove it, you can only use your sense of touch as i show you the deal. i'll sit you down. no, no, no. all right. you're kind of going to sit on everything. so i am going to present you with something and you tell me what you think it is. hold on one second. >> what's happening? this is like a fur throw of some kind. >> okay. what about the other one? >> what do you mean, the other one? >> there's two here. >> it's a pillow.
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>> those are pillows. >> it's luxe faux fur pillows. retail, $119.99. >> oim coveri'm covered in this now. >> it comes in a variety of colors. retail, $119.99. deal is $35 for each, 71% off. comes in different colors. >> it's a rug throw. >> it is a rug but you can also put it on a couch as an accent or pillow. >> all right. >> thank you. >> carson, that's sharp. >> don't say that. >> yours -- hold on one second. >> this is nice. >> what do you want me to say, the fabric? >> what do you think it is? elephant? >> what kind of fur? >> what kind of item?
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a cashmere thing. >> right. >> i'm right? >> it's alicia adams alpaca throws. 35 different colors and patterns. whatever matches -- >> i don't know if i need it with the roaring fire, but it's very nice. >> it's hot in here. we need s'mores. retail, $398. deal is $89. >> very soft. >> moving on, come to natalie. >> where are you. >> this may be a little hot and frightening. >> wow. >> what do we think? >> some sort of cozy shirt, sweater. right here. >> let's go down here. >> this is silk. >> what do we think? >> a knit. i think it's a pajama -- >> three for three. the pj harlow.
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>> good deal. >> now, savannah. i need to turn you around. >> okay. >> this was hiding before. someone's boob. >> not me. >> feels like a cotton robe. >> take your blindfold off. we're five for five. did everybody peek? >> sorry, i haven't met you. first introduction, i went right to the boob. >> r.i.l.a. robes. $348 and the deal is $69. >> i took a little snapnap. >> that was very cool. >> bathtub? >> this was different. >> the pillows and rugs or throws from luxe. the throw from alicia adams alpaca
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pajamas, the scarves and m.i.l.a. robe. check out today.com for more information. coming up next, could your relationship survive the marriage test? why one couple put themselves really through the ringer on purpose to get ready for marriage. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we're back at 8:46 with an important question. how do you know if the person you're dating is the one? >> jill andrewss and brook silva-braga created 40 dates to simulate the challenge of real marriage and determine their fate. >> hello. i'm brook. >> hello, i'm jill. >> we are the couple behind if the marriage test. >> 40 days over a year to measure a lifetime of compatibility. brook and jill dated fiver year years,
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traveled the world and lived together. one question remained uncertain. would they take the next big step together and become husband and wife? >> many of the things that ultimately break up marriages are really hard to practice for until you're married. >> we wanted to step back and pressure test our relationship. >> reporter: from finances to family, the test tackled issues that can make or break a marriage. >> for one month, we are spending half of what we normally do. >> for a month, we swapped credit cards. >> going on a lunch date with our exs. >> reporter: they documented their journey along the way. >> simulate the exhaustion of new parenthood, we're not going to let ourselves sleep for more than three straight hours. each time we're woken up, we'll pull out an activity and have to complete it before we go to bed. we needed a baby, so we had a 12 pound watermelon to be our newborn for the week. >> mel required a lot of attention. >> our friends gave us their
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9 month old jack for 24 hours in our care. >> press a button? >> reporter: some tests led to a few laughs. >> we're going to handcuff ourselves to each other for 24 hours. >> reporter: some to tears. >> do we want to talk about this? >> the things that scare us, we're talking about them in a way that in your day to day life, it doesn't come up. >> we think couples looking for more certainty before taking the big step toward forever might find these dates useful, too. >> brook and jill, authors of "the marriage test," are with us now. spoiler alert, did it work? are you marry snd. >> we are, yeah. >> do you think going through the tests clarified things for you? >> absolutely. >> yeah. >> we'd been dating a few years but with a year-long breakup in the middle. we reached a place where a lot of couples do. we love each other but how does the couple know how they'll be at marriage, when things that
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trip up marriage, you don't experience when you're dating. money. these tests made it easier for us to make the step. >> whose fault was the breakup? no, i'm kidding. >> read the book. >> which was the most challenging date for you two? >> one of the early dates we did for a month, we tried to live on half of what we normally spend. people say, money is a tough thing in all relationships. i think i poo pooed that a little bit. then you get into it and almost immediately, there was tension. well. thinking, i have a lot of respect for how tough those moments can be for a healthy relationship. >> which test was your favorite? >> we did -- a lot were complicated. one was simple, we didn't use electronics for a week outside of work hours. it was relaxing. i slept better. we connected in all the ways a couple connects. it was a good week. >> do you think this would work for everybody? do you recommend all people contemplating marriage try a version of this? >> absolutely.
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so a great date we recommend for people, what we did, we recorded a fight and listened to ourselves back about a week later when we cooled off. >> that's courageous. >> turns out, i talk a lot. i don't let brook get all the words in. we recommend everyone give something like that a shot. it can help. >> i think the most important thing i did for us is when we went through the stressful parts of getting engaged and married, we'd already dealt with this. long before we were engaged, we'd had a conversation about the religion we'd raise our kids. the prenuptial agreement, raising kids. >> what could you not have prepared for? >> writing a book together. kidding. >> it's a great idea. >> the book is called "the marriage test." jill and brook, thank you. >> thank you. tiffani thiessen is here to make a recipe for your super bowl party. she'll take the party to the next level.
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nbc. it is 8:52. we're back with our today food countdown to super bowl 50. everyone knows the snacks are the best part of the game, right? tiffani thiessen, star of "saved by the bell," "90210" and "white collar." she's host of "dinner at tiffani tiffani's." i've been looking forward to this all morning.
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we're making pulled pork sliders. >> what i do is a dry rub. i really think marinating your pulled pork overnight, little plastic wrap. i have smoked paprika, regular paprika. >> why two kinds? >> the smokiness of a smoked paprika, it's amazing, right? i have onion powder, garlic powder, cumin. >> it's a dry rub. >> make sure your pulled pork is super dry before you pat it in there. >> is this room temperature? >> exactly. this is already done. you actually take it and you flatten it and really work that dry rub all over it. then put plastic wrap on and in the fridge. >> what cut of pork is that? >> this is the pulled pork. this is actually what we're going to do is -- >> the shoulder? >> yes. you want the fat on it because what we're going to do is actually going to stick our onions in here. this is a slow cooker. >> we love the slow cooker. >> me, too. having two kids and a little baby, absolutely. >> great.
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>> we stick this in. you want the fat side up. >> why? >> the fat side up, what you want, literally, the flavor from the fat is going to go through the meat. >> okay. >> that's what you want to make sure you do. >> opposed to it sitting in the fat, this way, it goes through it. >> then take chicken broth. >> that's all you need? >> the onions will sweat, as well. you have your barbecue sauce. >> do we have guys downstairs to taste test? >> we're quiet down here. >> does that mean you have already gotten into this? >> yeah. >> it's great. >> al is a pulled pork expert. >> really? what do you think, al? >> really terrific. >> thanks, al. i appreciate it. >> nice kick. >> this will stay in here for 5 to 7 hours on high. we cover that, of course. make sure -- >> this is what it looks like when it's finished. >> right. pull it apart. this is where the pulled pork comes from. what we're going to do also is separate all the juices
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>> you've drained that into this cup here? >> it's a fat separator. handy thing for the kitchen. i use it quite often. pull that apart. i've taken the onions. add this and take our apple cider vinegar and brown sugar. thank you. i have a fork. >> it's okay. we're all friends. little salt. >> little pepper. exactly. then we add this back in. then we're going to blend it. >> you do that. i make a mess with these. >> we'll pretend it's all in there. >> house thew's the consistency? >> well, you're supposed to have more in there. >> let's pretend we did this. >> you pull it apart and this is where we are here.
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most people use cabbage on their pulled pork. this is bruszsels sprouts. >> healthier. it's good. >> apple cider vinegar. mayonnaise. >> then we basically assemble then on buns. the pulled pork and the bruszsels sprout s. sweet poetato tater tots. >> amazing.
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this morning on "today's take," christina on today's takes chris in a aguilera back on the voice and carren catching up with the judges. then you are in for a road trip when we show you carpool karaoke with coldplay. and the first look at the super bowl ads. all that and more coming up next. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's" take. with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and camryn hall. life from studio 1-a a. >> welcome to "today" on wednesday morning, it's february 3rd, 2016. nice crowd outside on our plaza this morning. i'm willie along with natalie and al. tamarind on an assignment in all the political action is going on right now. did you guys see this plane video? >> this is a commercial airplane
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with a big hole in its side after an explosion forced an emergency landing five minutes after take off. it's dalo airlines, had it taken off from an airport in mowing leash shoe on it's way to jabuti. officials say one passenger was killed and two injured. witnesses claim a man was sucked out at 14,000 feet, the pilot telling a newspaper, quote, i think it was a bomb. the cause of the explosion has not yet been confirmed. last i had seen they hadn't confirmed that death, maybe we've jun dated that, guys, i don't know. boy, you look at the video inside the plane, koint get over how calm everybody was as they filmed in on their phones. >> you actually got up and walked around. now, is that still in the air when they're doing that? >> it's that's in the air. you can so he that. >> a hole in the plane. >> look at the passengers. i would be saying my prayers, i would be crying. i mean, we were talking about, you know, you have had a couple of experiences, al.
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a really, really bad attempt -- like three attempted landings at jfk and i actually wrote out a text that i was ready to hit send to -- for deborah and the kids because i thought this might not end well. >> it races through your mind. >> what would you do in those moments? >> i don't think i would pull out my phone and record what's going on around me. i think i would be -- >> and as the video scanned the plane there were other people sitting in their seats calmly, no yelling, no screaming. >> maybe doing that removes -- takes it one step away, i don't know. >> i think they were in shock as we heard from one of the passengers, i think we heard in the earlier piece, said that they probably were all in a little bit of shock at what was happening. >> they were lucky they weren't up high enough. if a hole blows like that at 35,000 feet it's over. they had just taken off five minutes ago they were fortunate in that respect. >> we goth interesting news about the national anthem being sung at the super bowl by none
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other than lady gaga. another addition to this all-star line up. you have coldplay, beyonce performing during halftime, got to imagine they will probably add a few more before this sunday's game. >> you open with gaga, you get beyonce and coldplay at halftime. by the way, there is a great football game in between. >> yes. >> predictions. >> we're doing our predictions already. i'm going pronk keys. i want peyton manning to go out strong. >> i think it's cam and the panthers by two touchdowns. >> i'd love for the broncos to win and for peyton manning but i do think that it's going to be -- >> come on, broncos. broncos fans. >> let's go to one of the experts, ozzy the grisly bear chooses one of two cakes in his cage. yesterday ozzy went with -- >> yes. >> -- the broncos. >> the broncos. that's right. in recent years ozzy has had only one wrong pick. >> he knocked both of them over. >> but he ended up eating the broncos cake.
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>> does a grizzly bear enjoy a cake? i would think he is more of a red meat kind of cake. another super bowl exclusive ad to preview, we want you to watch it and then use the time on sunday for a bathroom break-in stead. this hyundai add stars kevin hart as an overprotective dad. check it out. >> you look good. >> thank you. >> hey, so you are the guy >> why ep. >> why don't you go ahead and tiek my new car. >> thanks, pops. >> go ahead, baby. boom.
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>> you're messing with the wrong daddy. >> i'm taking you home. >> why? >> car finder on the hyundai genesis. >> back so soon? >> here you go, sir. >> because a dad has got to do what a dad has got to do. >> honey, what did you guys do tonight? >> that is good. i like that. >> i love that. >> fantastic. well, you've got a glimpse of what's coming up with super bowl and we talked about coldplay. super bowl halftime performer chris martin joined james cordon for a carpool karaoke ahead of making his way to the stadium on the late, late show. take a look at their road trip to the super bowl. woo woo >> you do a good mick jagger. >> i love going to see the rolling stones. >> say that as mick jagger. >> i think my favorite band to
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i love going to see them anywhere. >> look at that. san francisco hats. >> let's get them. >> here we go. come on, you've got it. you've got this. >> yeah. >> i mean, you don't look this heavy, actually. put your wings on me so heavy put on a symphony cherish bells are ringing >> what it? >> no, a few cherished, is it not what is it? >> a few cherished. >> little bells are ringing. >> let's go with it. >> what is it, though. >> doesn't matter. >> no, it does. >> it's music. >> i hear jerusalem bells are ringing. >> that's what i sing. >> that's what you sing. >> you can sing whatever you like i hear cherished little bells
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are ringing i love it. it gives you an idea, too, chris martin's personality which i think a lot of people -- i think some people were like coldplay, i don't know, for the super bowl, but you can rest assured it's going to be an incredible show. >> the joy on james corden's face. >> yes. so fun. >> this is a man still enjoying what he does, loves what he's doing. such a talented guy. i saw him on broadway and he is a true, true talent. >> he is going to host the tony's they just announced yesterday. the previous one with adele was incredible. now you have back to back adele and chris martin. >> unbelievable. it is interesting that all three late night guys are named james. >> true. >> he should just become jimmy. >> jimmy cordon, fallon and kimmel. >> the third. >> today is the day six of our 25 days of give a ways on facebook. we want you to go to facebook.com/today's take and like us.
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pretty good storms, we will probably see some airport delays in this thing in the next hour or two. major flight delays likely. washington, d.c., it's in here midmorning, boston it will be midafternoon and it keeps pushing in those strong storms pushing into charleston, on toward jacksonville, heavy rain and storms for florida and the carolina coast. by tomorrow we look for clearing here in the northeast. flood watches extending from new jersey all the way down to florida. 29 people -- 29 million people at risk for these slow moving
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also blake shelton, pharrell williams and christina aguilera, making her return to the chair after a season off. >> you guys were all very popular and celebrities before this show started. what is it like to be famous and successful on a hit television show? what is that success like? >> i didn't get into the music business to think, aisle bei'll be a tv personality. it gave me a chance to give back to people with dreams, like me coming up. little did we know it would be as successful as it was. >> now you're back. tell these guys what life is like outside of this show. what was it like to not do it? >> what's it like outside of the show, christina? >> in the real world, there's air and trees and people. >> whoa, geez. i've never heard of those. >> you're having as much fun as you were from day one. none of us would be doing this if it wasn't fun.
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>> we laugh a lot. >> you feel lifted. you watch people change, evolve and grow. th e's something in that process that i can't get anywhere else. >> you're now more famous than anybody here. >> i don't know about that. >> what does that rise feel like? it's only been five years. >> the ultimate "voice" god, blake shelton. >> you're a god amongst mortals. >> we went to dinner the other night and we had to pick the restaurant we went to based on whether or not blake could walk through the kitchen to get into the restaurant because of pap paparazzi paparazzi. >> it's nuts. of course, at this point, no matter what moves i make or any decision i make, it's under the microscope. climb every mountain >> are you inspired by your team ever? >> of course. i won last season. every season is different. some seasons i don't have to coach at all because, like, i
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it's adam's reaction. the face of like, man. >> it's the lack of awareness of all things around him. it's like a joke that my out of touch uncle would make. >> i feel like i have a responsibility on this show to point out ridiculousness. >> guys, if you were running for president, of the other coaches, who would your running mate be and why? >> blake. i need the country side. >> i need girl power. >> president christina? >> well, country runs a lot of the country. >> i wouldn't run. >> not running? >> i would rather have any other -- >> good enough. >> the "voice" returns on monday. who is excited about this? february 29th. everybody excited? it airs mondays and tuesdays at 8:00 eastern. willie, always wanted to press the red button. >> thanks. coming up, "stone cold" steve austin.
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off one opponent after another with a stone cold stunner. >> now, he hosts "the broken skull challenge," shot at his ranch in texas, where contestants duke it out over a $10,000 prize. >> these challenges with not for the faint of heart or stomach. >> no, they aren't. >> steve austin, welcome. good to see you. >> thanks for having me. >> how did you come up -- you built this obstacle course on your ranch. how did you come up with the challenges themselves? >> i was hosting a show on cmt and said, this is great. i love competition. heavy-duty competition. i built a career based on being tough. so there was nothing like broken skull challenge on tv. we pitched this idea to cmt and they wanted to make it tougher than i had envisioned it to be. i give them credit for that. at the end of the day, you get a bunch of people coming up with the toughest things we can put other human beings into competition against each other with.
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if you win, you stick around and if you lose, you go home. at the end of the day, the last person standing takes on my obstacle course, the skull buster. it is designed to attack every part of your body. >> yikes. >> you beat that, you get $10,000. >> you're scaring me already. >> let's go! >> it's tough. some of the best athletes in the nation come out there and set the table for them to do the best they can. >> men and women, equally participate, right? >> the women are badass, yeah. >> you have a challenge for willie and natalie. >> how did you get out of this? >> i'm doing commentary. >> all right. >> shortened version. this is going to be easier. the broken skull challenge, nothing is easy. >> what do they have to do? >> uh-oh. >> she took the shoes off. it just got real. >> pull these handbags across the floor. the broken skull challenge, it would be tougher than that. but here we are in new york city.
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>> pull, pull, pull. keep pulling. all the way across. >> wow, natalie. >> natalie wins. >> wow. >> impressive. >> you would go step down the road. >> so in the broken skull, that's as hard as it gets. what's the craziest thing people do? >> there's a 50 foot long french with watt -- trench with water. you have to go ring the bell. it's head to head. people say, it's cool, like american ninja warrior. not so fast. this is head to head against another human being. if you win, you stick around. if you lose, go home. then you have to face the obstacle course. >> willie wants to give it a try. >> i'll fly you first class out there if you want to try it. >> i want to be in the trench with you. >> i dig the trench. >> "broken skull challenge" sunday nightscmt. >> back after your local news
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taking a look at the taking a look at the headlines. more fallout from the recent e. coli neurovirus updates from chipotle. the company says its earnings dropped 36% in january on top of the almost 15% drop in the fourth quarter last year. chipotle said the scope of a criminal probe has widened beyond a single restaurant in california. it is now a nationwide investigation. amazon reportedly has big plans to open book stores around the u.s. "the wall street journal" is quoting the ceo of a large mall saying amazon's goal is to open 300 to 400 book stores. the company opened its first bookstore in november in seattle calling it a physical extension of amazon.com. one of the world's most popular messaging services has just hit a major milestone. what's app says it has reached 1 billion active users around the world. that's about 1 of every 7 people
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on the planet. what's app is owned by facebook and with it users can make free phone calls, send texts, video and text messages anywhere in the world. it delivers an amazing 42 billion messages a day. it was a very close call for a family in england when their car went out of control, flipped over and then sped down the highway on its roof in a shower of sparks as you see there. incredible. it hits another car on the way. all caught on the dashboard almost hit. all three people in that upside down car survived including a baby who was unhurt. time is running out for whoever bought a winning california lottery ticket last august. the ticket worth a staggering $63 million but it will become worthless unless the winner turns it in by tomorrow afternoon. the super lotto ticket was bought in a convenience store outside of los angeles. if nobody shows up by the deadline though, the winner loses all that money. let's get a check of the
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now i like you, natalie. >> i like you too, al. thanks. now to the zika virus. as a growing crisis reaches american soil, just this week as you know the world health organization declared zika a global health emergency. now transmission of the zika virus has been confirmed in 29 countries and territories throughout south america, latin america, polynesia and the caribbean. now it is hirting even closer to home with the first zika virus case acquired through sexual transmission in dallas county. now if a zika carrying mosquito bites a pregnant mother the unborn child can be at great risk. right now about 4,000 babies in brazil alone with been born with microcephaly. this is a serious birth defect that affects the brain. experts say that for most people the zika virus presents with mild symptoms including fever, rash, joint pain and con junktive viet tis or pink eye. some countries reporting a link
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between zika and guillain-barre syndrome. it's rare but it has yet to be confirmed by the c.d.c. the c.d.c. has put out a travel warning to avoid -- for pregnant women or women trying to become pregnant to avoid zika-affected areas. they say that women who have been infected should wait two years to become pregnant. let's send it over to willie and dr. natalie azar who have more. >> dr. azar has more. let's talk about the dallas case. a lot of people who weren't paying attention to zika perced up. cdc confirms it was a man or woman, we don't know. >> yes. >> it was transmitted from someone sexually who visited one of these countries who received zika. what does that tell you? >> it gives us more evidence about a suspicion that we've had. there are already documented cases in the literature, one in 2008 of a physician who was in senegal who was infected with zika who came back to the u.s. and infected his wife and then
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very large outbreak in french polynesia, there was a tahitian man whose semen and urine tested positive for zika. the idea that it can be transmitted with blood transfusion or sexual contact is not necessarily new, ground breaking, or surprising, but as i stated earlier this morning, it's certainly unfortunate and unwelcome news because this now is a whole other set of protocols and precautions that we need to talk about in light of this outbreak. >> does this mean, dr. azar, someone coming back from one of these countries with zika should how long? >> right. we don't have a specific guidance on that yet but we intend on having that in the next coming days per dr. frieden of the c.d.c. i will state though that our friends/colleagues in england have a protocol in place already, and that is that if a man who has a documented zika infection returns or wherever he
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or she is, he should use a condom for six months. if a person -- if a man has had potential exposure, exposure could just be being in an area where zika is being transmitted, the recommendation there is to wear a condom for four weeks, one month. at issue here is we don't know how long the virus, number one, is still detectible in sexual secretions and even if detectible, is it actually infectious. can it be transmitted? that right now is the next step for the cdc and researchers in brazil to try to get as much information as possible so that they can inform their guidance for us. >> quick bottom line before we go here. for people watching this at home, how concerned should people in the united states be about zika right now? >> i think the conce hasn't changed all that much in terms of location, first of all. you know, travel to areas where viral transmission is ongoing and bringing back the infection to the united states is an issue. one thing we didn't get a chance
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the potential, you know, serious contribution to guillon-barre. this is a moving -- >> a moving target. >> yeah. >> there's a lot more questions to be answered. dr. azar, thank you so much. coming up, "work a who will licks" made a tv star. now he's carving out his place on the big screen. we'll talk to him right after this."workoholics," anders holm is carving out his place on the big screen.here's a little healthy advice.take care of what makes you, you. right down to your skin.
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anders holm has been stealing scenes in some of the smartest, edgiest comedies of the last few years. >> success doesn't happen overnight. >> first, a look at his rise. anders. it never was that. that. >> reporter: anders holm started out behind the camera as a writing assistant. from the writers room, he joined forces with two fellow comedians. blake anderson and adam devine to form the group, male order comedy. >> dealing with stress in the workplace. >> reporter: their web series caught the attention of comedy central, leading to the creation of "workoholics." >> i've been promoted. see the suit? >> reporter: the hilariously unambitious telemarketers are in their sixth season. >> you're my dude. blake is my man. >> reporter: anders went on to
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project," as mindy kaling's love interest. >> will you marry me? >> yes, yes. >> reporter: from tv, he moved to feature film, joining the cast of "the interview," with james and seth. >> yours is cool and mine is serious. >> reporter: then sharing with screen with anne hathaway and robert de niro in "the intern." >> for the record, never been my turn. >> reporter: anders is now a lady's man in "how to be single," proving his work is just getting started. >> there are 8 million people in this city. sounds like a lot, right? half are women. >> these are the women? >> anders holm joins us now. good to see you, man. >> what's up, guys? >> you tweeted something yesterday. i'm on the "today" show tomorrow at 9ish, pushing "how to be single."
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>> i showed up with no shirt. there was a riot for security reasons. put a shirt on! i'm like, all right. >> promoting your movie. but you say you actually are promoting your body. >> yeah, it's more for a body day for me. >> you are shirtless a lot in this new movie. >> yeah. >> you had a lot of disturbing nude scenes over the past, i should say. >> yeah. >> you're comfortable with the body. >> i have to be. it's my craft, you know. i grew up as a swimmer and you wear speedos. i think like, those are perhaps the most embarrassing outfits out there. i had toa leg up. >> we were just watching a look back at your career. "workoholic "workoholics" has become a hit. the early version of the web series you said was before hair and makeup. >> yeah. it seemed like a different show. >> can you believe where it's come since those days? >> honestly, yes.
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kyle, i think those guys are amazing. with their -- i'm riding their coat tails, you know what i mean? >> besides your skill with acting, you're a beat boxer and you have a group? >> professional, yeah. >> the group is called, perfecto? or that's the album? >> that's the group and the album. with kenny dennis. >> our excuse to show a video. let's take a look. mankind, out of line rappers that don't know, my brothers and sisters, of the future >> late '80s sound to it. >> music factory. it's hip hop chicago side. >> you can beat box a little? >> without a doubt.
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>> ripe fruit. i'm here in my tight suit see, those words rhyme. >> was that it? >> that's rapping, guys. >> i'm sure if we had more time, it would have gone on. >> oh, yes. >> eons. >> anders holm, great to see you. "how to be single" opens february 12th. don't miss "workoholics" on comedy central. up next, jim dolan treating us to a live performance when we come back.about dancing.he was thinking about hisjoints. but now he's takingosteo bi-flex, and noticing a real differencein his joint comfort. the feeling originates in thisarea... spreads throughout thebody... to here, inducing hilariously high levelsof embarrassment in his son. he knows it's working by thatlook of abject humiliation on hisson's face. you were made to dance, phil.so dance. shows improved joint comfort injust 7 days. osteo bi-flex. made to move.
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>> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. >> catch him court side at a knicks game, but today, jim dolan is with us. he's the executive chairman of madison square garden and cable vision's ceo. also a man of many talents. you can hear jim's music on some of your favorite musics. jd and the straight shot just released an album, ballyhoo! >> thanks for having us. >> this has to be a dream come true, in the sense that not only do you have this successful band, but you opened for really huge groups. you have jewel coming up. how did that come up? >> we are friends. our music works well together. we're acoustic and she's totally acoustic. >> what's the song you're going to do?
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>> "better find a church". >> jd and the straight shots. better find a church, better find it soon better search through the light by the light of a sinner's moon better find a church, get on your knees beg for a chance just to dance with someone who believes and you better confess, get it off your chest, give yourself some rest while you still have one left even you've got to live with the things that you did, the secrets you hid
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gets word, better find a church when you find a church, you won't find me there cause i'll be home, not alone, in the arms of someone who cares and you better confess, get it off your chest give your soul some rest while you still have one left even you've got to live with the things that you did, the secrets you hid heaven forbid that the devil gets word, better find a church never meant to hurt no one
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a sinner's past, still gonna pay the good lord back and you better confess, get it off your chest give your soul some rest while you still have one left cause even you've got to live with the things that you did the secrets you hid heaven forbid that the devil gets word, better find a church better find a church better find a church better find a church [ applause ]
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>> jd and the straight shot. thank you so much. we're back in a moment. first, this is "today" on nbc. i've been a turkey farmer my whole life... and i raise turkey for honeysuckle white . we don't use growth-promoting antibiotics, that's just the way things should be done. that's important to me. my name is glenn, and i'm an independent turkey farmer. (female announcer) honeysuckle white . no growth-promoting antibiotics,
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>> andgood caucus turnout may mean big crowds come november. more than 180-thousand republicans showed up to vote... beating the 2012 record by nearly 60-thousand votes. iowa democrats had more than 170- thousand people turn out to caucus. iowans say it sets the stage for a big general election turnout in
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from nbc news this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> wine day wednesday, february 3rd. guess who is doing the dishes. >> hardest working man in show business. >> guess who is doing the dishes. >> sparkling. sparkling. >> very nice. >> thank you, al. you're not the only one with a show, you know. >> anyway, we, too, have a fun day because that guy over there is here with us again. >> colin quinn. >> somebody high up because this guy is here, like, every week. >> he has a show called "top show," and he has a pair of handcuffs, and we're going to have our way with him. >> or he is going to have his
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