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north and west, 3 to 5 inches possible. then a little glaze on top of that. it all transitions over to rain south to north tonight. rainy and mild tomorrow. in the mid-50s. we wash this all away and then it's quiet the rest of the week. >> yea. >> the "today" show is coming up next. that's what's happening "today in new york." g d morning. paying respects. the body of supreme court justice antonin scalia arrived in vir nia overiight. while the battle to who should fill his seat is already in full swing. >> we have a president. he was elected. he has the right to nominate another supreme court justice. >> the lame duck president in an election year is not going to be able to tip the balance of the supreme court. >> this morning, the epic once a generation fight over the arction of the court and the country.
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as his brother gets set to hit the campaign trail today. after a weekend of record setting lows, the weather conditions will affect 90 million from the deep south to the north today. tomorrow, things heat up in a big way. new scandal for spitzer? elli t spitzer has been accused of choking a woman inside a new yoerk city hotel room. he says there is no truth to the allegation. police are investigating. and trapped! dozens of people, including a baby, stuck in a train car for hours in sub zero temperatures. the riders finally lowered to safety by rope and glad to be ck on solid ground today, monday, february 15th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from
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good morning, everybody. welcome to "today." it's presidents' day, monday morning. carson day ly is in or matt. we have a lot to talk about. >> we do. so much has changed with the death of justice sc ia. the flag outside the supreme court at half-staff this morning after this weekend's sudden and unex cted death of justice sant antonin scalia. replacing him, of course, will tilt the balance of the supreme court. that has ignited a new election year battle, and an epic one. we have two reports for you this morning. 'll also alk about all of this with republican presidential hopeful jeb bush live in a moment. let's begin with pete williams, who is at the court this morning. good morning to you. >> savannah, good morning. it's been more than 50in years since the supreme court was in this position, facing the busiest part of the term without all nine justices. that cast a big shadow of
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prepares to take up some of the most controversial cases. >> reporter: draped in an american flag, the body of antonin scalia arrived in virginia late sunday night. the death from an apparent heart attack was a month shy of his 80th birthday at this west texas guest ranch. was in the company of friends fore dying in his sleep in his room. >> found himself in a very congenial(s group. he was surrounded by admirerers of him and his work. >> reporter: the other reagan appointee said scalia will be remembered for his brilliance. the supreme court split, five conservatives and four liberals. with eight justices, it raises the possibility of a 4-4 tie. a tie leaves the lower court ruling in tact, a victory for whoever won in the lower court. among the big cases this term, a tie would maintain tough new texas restrictions on abortion.
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states to pass similar laws. a 4-4 vote would leave the legal hold in place on president obama's plan to let 5 million undocumented migrants stay it. it would head off an effort to weaken unions representing public employees, including teachers. if president obama put scalia's successor on the court, it would mean a liberal majority. >> it's never been so clear that the balance of power ied ideologically is affected. >> reporter: two on the washington, d.c. court, and a judge in california. >> we'll soon know the funeral arrangements for justice scalia. if the family wishes, he could lie in repose in the great hall of the supreme court building, just inside the bronze doors at
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an honor last given to william renq st. >>le> justice scalia's death has set off a political battle. peter alexander has that part of thc story. good morning. >> good morning to you. the court vacancy is reframing the 2016 campaign. this is now the rarest of presidential elections. one where control of the white house, congress and now the supreme court are all in play. >> in a moment of silence for justice scalia. >> reporter: the moment of silence for justice sca a lasted a moment before the political pile-on began. >> we oug to make the 2016 election a referendum on the supreme court. >> i think the real plan for it would be somebody just like justice scalia. >> reporter: the now empty seat ping the ante in an alreadyyo fierce battle for the white house. >> there is no way the senate should confirm someone that barack obama tries to appoint in his last year n office.
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leader mitch mcconnell arguing it should not be filled until we have a new president. with 11 months left in his term, president obama insists he will nominate a new justice and expects the senate to consider his choice fairly. >> these are responsibilities i take seriously, as should everyone. they're bigger than any one party. they are about our democracy. >> reporter: if the president sees the third justice, that could give the court its first liberal majority in 40 years. ted cruz who once was a law clerk vowed to block any obama nominee. >> we're add vise ing e ing a lame duck couldn't tip the court. >> reporter: this ad highlights what's at stake. >> marriage, civil liberty, we're one supreme court justice away from losing them all. >> reporter: fiery feuds in the republican field. >> they lie. >> liar, liar, liar. >> reporter: saturday night's debate, the most combative so far.
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between donald trump and jeb bush. >> obviously, the war in iraq was a big, fat mistake. it took jeb bush, if you remember, at the beginning of his announcement, when he announced for president, took him five days, he went back. it wasn't a mistake. wasn't a mistake. took him five days before his people told him what to say. >> on this presidents' day, former president george w. bush will campaign alongside his brother here for the first time. after that dispute with donald trump this weekend, jeb bush said that trump is no longer invited. in fact, the two men didn't even shake hands after the debate. savannah? >> peter alexander, thank you so much. republican presidential hopeful governor jeb bush is with us now. good to see you. >> good morning, savannah. >> i want to make sure i understand your posit ion on t this. senator mcconnell of the republican leadership suggests a nominee put forward by president obama wtuld not get a vote. that ithwouldn't comeo up in the
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of your rionls, namely, ted cruz and marco rubio, seem to support that approach. where do you come down on it? do you think a nominee of the president should come for an up or down vote in the senate this year? >> it's up to mitch mcconnell in the senate. de m not a senate and not running for the united states senate. if he's going to take that path, i respect that. what shouldn't happen is in an election year, a president in a very divisive kind of time, ouldsiominate someone and have it d be passed. there shouldn't be defd erence to the executive, is my point. >> is that a cope out, saying it's up to senator mcconnell? shouldn't you take a position? >> i am taking a position. if there is an up or down vote, it a should be rejected based on the history of how president obama selects judges. if there is no vote, it's fine, too. at i'm saying is t there shouldn't be an obama -- justice shouldn't be a ointed in an election year. t it be an i
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the election process. there's a lot riding on this. the second amendment, religious freedom and other causes imetportant for this country will be determined by this pick. >> for those saying that there shouldn't be an up or down vote, and i understand you're not cessarily one of them, are ground? in other words, you said the other night, you're an article ii guy. it makes clear the president nominates, is senate advices and cosnsents. itodoesn't say, except in an election year. >> the president has the right to nominate. that was my point in the debate. the senate has t rigpe to rry out the r es. my point is, irrespective of that, there should not be an appointment based on the record of president obama's selection of judges. they're way out of the mainstream. this should be an important point tt t we have in the election. i'm more tha happy to litigate that. even though i'm not a lawyer, i'm happy to litigate the constitutionality of this case.
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campaign. president bush, george w. bush, will be on the trail with you this morning. he's made a point to stay out of th pol ical race since he stepped out of office. was it a hard decision to make? this will be the first time he's gotten involved, and i respect the fact that he has been out of the political fray. it's a good tradition. like president cl ston, i guess, supporting his spouse, and, you know, he wants to help his brother. i don't have a problem ith that at all. i'm proud of his service. i'm proud of my family's service. i'm running for president based on my own merits but the fact he's supporting me will add to the primary in south carolinao for sure. >> you say you're your own man, butut donald trump said it was your brother who, according to ump, lied about weapons f destruction. he said 9/11 happened on your brother's watch, so didn't keep us safe. and he added there was an economic collapse at the end of
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the election of barack obama. i guess the question is, by having your brother out on the trail, does this kind of invite that relit -litigation of the past? >> it's interesting that donald trump praises putin and attacks my brother. i think in a south carolina primary, that's probably the wrong place to be. >> did your brother give you any adfovice for dealing with someone like donald trump? >> i don't think my brother ever had any experience with dealing withth a person like donald trump. he's a bully andou have to stand up. i'm the only guy standing up against him. he's hijacking the conservative cause by running as a repu ican. there's nothing in his past that would suggest he is a resopublican. i think it's important to stand up to him. do it respectfully, do it with civility, but you cannot allow a bully to take over this party. >> governor jeb bush, we'll be watching today. thank you for your time his morning. appreciate it. >> you bet. on the democratic side, hillary clinton and bernie
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the right and responsibility to nominate a new justice. this as the battle between them ti'sghtens in nevada. kristen welker, good morning. >> carson, good morning to you. secretary clinton was initially planning to campaign in florida today, but now she's added an extra day of campaigning here in nevada. feeling the pressure from a surging bernie sanders. she knows in order to win these larger, more diverse states, she needs latinos and african-americans to turn out in big numbers. >> reporter: today, with the democratic race tightening, hillary clinton and bernie sanders are turning their attention to nevada. >> people come out in large numbers on caucus day, we're going to win here in nevada. >> reporter: both candidates reaching out to african-americans and latinos, two key voting blocks. with clinton meeting with a group of dreamers in las vegas,
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racial divide late sunday. >> discrimination and bigotry. we have work to do to try to tear the barriers down, too. >> reporter: sanders is trying to rally minority voters to his message of income inequality. >> together, we are going to create a government that works for all of us. not just the 1%. >> reporter: for clinton, the silver state is crucial to regaining her momentum, after a bruising defeat in new hampshire. sanders is closing in, blanketing the airwaves with more than $2.5 million in ads, compared to clinton's nearly $1.5 million. >> she's no bernie. >> reporter: it was perhaps "saturday night live" that delivered the sharpest blow, spoofing clinton's supporters who are now giving sanders a serious look. i can't make you love me if you don't >> secretary clinton is getting a boost today, an endorsement from a group of ministers in
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highlighted the water crisis there. it is an resonates with african-americans. >> kristen welker in reno, thank you. it was a weekend of record-shattering cold across the eastern half of the country. way to show it up, snow and ice. >> unfortunately, this is what we may see repeated again. this is i-65 in indiana, 30 miles northwest of indianapolis. this thing was closed for four hours, about 60 vehicles involved. dozens of people injured. snow came down. it started to coat the roads, and what a mess. look what we have coming into brutally cold air, although not as cold as it was. 17 below in bangor. 4 below in albany. now we have a storm system pushing north and east. the blue line is the freezing
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but you go north, we've got snow and freez ng rain developing. this is what we're looking for. today and tonight, snow will spread into the northeast. temperatures start to rise. we start as snow in new york and tu rn to rain. icy conditions rom georgia to new england. 0 million people in some sort of winter weather advisory. upwards of 12 inches of snow up to the north and west. icy mix as you get from atlanta, north of atlanta, all the way up into new england. we're also going to be looking at heavy rain with this, o into tomorrow. up upwards of 3 inches of rain from parts of georgia to the northeast. we could see flooding, as well. >> wow. >> temperatures rising up in the mid 50s. >> i was going to say, warmup coming. it's like a roller coasteer >> keeping you busy, al. thanks. this morning, the fbi is trying to figure out who attached an explosive device to a rental car. the car was returned early
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a mechanical found the device during an inspection. the building was evacuated. travelers were diverted to another lot o wait for vehicles but the airport remained open and no flights were affected. pope francis will celebrate mass today in mexico's least catholic state. on sunday, the pope held an teoutdoor mass for more than 300,000 people in a crime-ridden suburb of mexico city. the pope condemns the drug trade, telling worshippers there can be, quote, no dialogue with the devil. pope francis is halfway through his five-day trip to mexico. hours long ordeal for people at a new hampshire ski resort. natalie is here ith the st y. good m ning to you. two tram cars malfunctioned, leaving dozens, including an 8 month old baby, trapped in the ting cold for ho s. their dramatic rescue is caught on camera. >> reporter: a day on the slopes in new hampshire turned into a
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cars suddenly stopped, leaving dozens stranded 40 feet in the air for almost three hours in sub zero temperatures. after what passengers described as a severe jolt, one tram came to a rest near the 4,000 foot summit. the other near the base of the mountain. among the 48 people trapped, an 8 month old baby. with the mercury around negative 4 degrees, blankets were sent to the top car to help guests stay warm until help arrived. one by one, ski patrol and firefightersoiepelled each person down through a trappe! door in the tram ankfully, no one was injured and no reports of frostbite. cannon mountain officials say a mechanical issue, not the cold, caused the brakes tmio get stuck, making for an unexpected bobeard. >> as of late night, crews were with the tram. e
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canon mount in for another day, on a warmer day. >> wow. can you imagine, especially ith a baby. >> have you been on a tram and see the trapdoor and think, wow, i hope i never have to use that. >> natalie, thank you. al, we meet again. >> that's right. we'll get to your local forecast (man) hmm. what do you think? oi (stranger) good mornin'! (store p.a.) attention shoppers, there's a lost couple in the men's department. (vo) there's a great big un-khaki world out there. explore it in a subaru osstrek. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. clouds thickening up. plen cold. winter weather advisory in effect. snow on the wa for the
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goinouto sleet, freezing rain, and eventually plain rain. an inch or so, maybe a couple in the city. three across central new jersey. three to five northwest new jersey, mid to upper hudson valley. close to an inch at the coast. seven-day forecast shows it goes to rain tonight and rain tomorrow. could be heavy at times in the afternoon. look at that, 55. we slowly cool down more seasonal temperatures by the end of the week. last your latest weather. >> al, thanks. i feel like we have to address this. we haven't mentioned it yet, but savannah, underneath the table, is wearing a boot on her left leg. >> that's right. >> please explain. >> well, i tripped on friday, right after -- we were going to al's weather at 8:30. i was rushing back in to the inside. and i tripped. as matt would say, i could trip on a cordless phone, but i did just trip. i really sprained my ankle. >> it's not broken? >> it's not broken, but it's probably as close to being broken without being broken as it could be. it's a very bad sprain. >> how long will you be in the boot?
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>> why aren't we signing it, like in high school? >> you showed pictures. it was nasty. >> it was purple. >> my leg was bruce ised. i sent ghastly pictures to these guys over the weekend. this was the offensing boot. >> wine therapy? >> a lot of wine therapy. when you wear three inch heels, they kill. i was running and it twisted it. that's why i'll be wearing this attractive boot. >> it's fashion week already. >> it needs to be bedazzled. >> okay. let's get martha stewart here and do a diy boot project. >> we should do that. coming up, former new york governor elliott spitzer accused of choking a woman inside a hotel room. what we're learning about the investigation this morning. > how would you react if you saw a parent pressuring their kid to shoplift?
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good morning, everyone. 17 degrees on a monday morning. february 15th, i'm darlene rodriguez. live picture from the union port section of the bronx where firefighters are battling flames in cold temperatures this morning. >> reporter: there's been significant progress made, but not before the fire went to third alarm. we're in the union section of the bronx. a three-story building. deceli on the fir floor. apartments upstairs. no word on the cause of the fire. no injuries reported. lauren, how's traffic? >> thanks. watch for a water main break on
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avenue that shuts down two lanes. >> thanks. we'll be right back. winter weather advisories for the entire area this afternoon and evening hours. snow breaks out south to north this afternoon, generally between noon and 2:00 in the city. takes longer toward the north. tell transition to sleet, freeiing rain toward evening. a longer period of ice north and west. i think the city and coast will go to plain rain evening.
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city. three to five possible well to the north and west. a coating to an inch immediate coastal areas of new jersey, eastern long island. tomorrow, it's about the wind and rain. how about the mild snemps back into the mid 50s by then. >> we'll take it. thank you. coming up on the "today" show, the cover models from this year's "sports illustrated"
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we're back at 7:30, monday morning, february 15th, 2016. it's presidents' day. we have a great crowd braving thbe chilly weather on rockefeller plaza. in a couple days, it'll get warm. >> it'll be wet and warm. >> we're back inside studio 1a. here are the headlines ts morning. the body of supreme court justice antonin scalia arrives back in the d.c area.
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trail, with republicans insisting president obama hold off and the next president name a successor. >> there is no way the senate should confirm anyone that barack obama tries to appoint in his last year in office. >> we ought to make the 2016 elasectith a referendum on the supreme court. >> we have a president. was elected. he has the right to nominate another supreme court justice. >> the white house says president obama will nominate a successor do justice scalia once the senate returns from a week-long recess se. i michigan's governor is promising more assistance for residents in flint to deal with the lead-contaminated water. the state is asking the federal government to expand medicaid coverage for 15,000 people. the u.s. g >>eneral will arrive tomorrow. a woman is connected to robberies in south carolina. the 27-year-old is accused of
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employees and stealing almost $1 million in jewels. she also face charges in florida an td georgia. elliott spitzer investigated for an alleged result at a hotel in new york city. kristen dahlgren has more on this. good morning. >> good morning, savannah. he was once gseernor of the state and now he's facing another potentially embarrassing scandal after the alleged incident at one of new york's swankiest y iest hotels. >> r krter: the former new york governor who resigned after being caught paying for sex with a high-end escort is now under investigation fer assault. sources familiar with that investigation tell nbc news that on saturday night, spitzer and a woman in her mid 20s entered new york's iconic plaza hotel and headed up to one of the rooms. inside, spitzer is being accused of choking the woman.
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assault, but not for sexual assault. a source familiar with the investigation says after the alleged incident, the woman slit her wrists, but the wounds were not life threatening. no charges have been filed and a spokesperson says there is no truth to the allegation. in 2008, a prost ution scandal forced spitzer to resign as governor, just 14 months after being sworn in. >> i've acted in a way that violates my obligations to my family. >> reporter: but he was never charged with a crime. spitzer attempted a career in television. >> the politicians are sprinting. >> reporter: hosting short-lived shows on cnn and current tv. >> we have a right to respond on the other side. >> reporter: before a failed return to politics. losing to his opponent in the mocratic primary for controller of new york city in 2013. following that loss, spitzer divorced his wife, and later started dating the spokesperson for his failed
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>>he sources tell nbc that aovernight, the woman traveled hoheme to russia. still a lot of questions in this case. there is no question though, it's getting a lot of attention, within hours of the story breaking, gu coys, spitzer was a trending topic on twitter. >> kristen dahlgren, thank you. l coet's get a check of the weather now from al. >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by capital one. switch to the venture card from capital one and earn unlimited double miles you can use on any airline, any time. >> the bigger part of this storm stem is stretching about 1,250 miles worth of winter weather advisories from georgia to maine. 100 million people at risk. we have a severe side to the system. thunderstorms stretching from louisiana and also arkansas, on up into tennessee. we've got a risk for strong storms from central louisiana all the way into the florida panhandle.
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tornadoes and a lot of heavy rain with the system. showers and storms intensified from new orleans to montgomery, alabama. tomorrow, they're going to move eastward, from aplanta all the waouy own into florida and south central florida, as well. ofinfall amounts, 3 to 5 inches of rain in central tennessee on into kentucky. at's what's going on thank you very much. it's a dry commute. the clouds are thickening up. no snow until afternoon, especially between noon and 2:00. the snow will spread south to north. it will create slick roads or the evening commute. it will be treacherous. freezing rain for the northwestern suburbs first part of the tonight. plain old rain in the city. talkintvabout an inch or two around the city. higher amount north and west. maybe three to five. lesser near the coast. tomorrow, windy, a round of heavy showers in the afternoon. mild, near 50, clearing and comfortable for the middle of the week. >> that is your latest weather. carson? >> al, thanks so much. coming up, a trending
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we're back at 7:40 this morning. on rossen reports, we're kicking off a series, step in or step off? >> it's social experiments to test how you'd respond to ethical dilemmas. jeff rossen is here with his hidden cameras. good morning. >> i brought the cameras with me. we try to teach our kids the difference between right and wrong. the key word, try. that includes the lesson that stealing is bad. what if you ran into a mother without morals? a woman telling her daughter to steal right in front of you, would you stand up to the mother, stop the kid before she did it, or let them pull off the crime together? before you answer, you think you know what you'd do? check out what we found on hidden camera. >> reporter: who hasn't been there? >> can i have chocolate? >> no. >> reporter: your child is begging for a treat. >> i really want it. >> reporter: but this mom isn't about to pay. >> if you want it, you have to steal it. >> reporter: we pulled this
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police say this florida mom was caught on surveillance camera coaching her young daughter to steal an expensive bottle of tequila. when the mom walks away, watch the girl hide the battle behind her back and walk out. how would you react if you saw it happening? our hidden cameras are rolling at grassroots natural market in new jersey. oudor actors are wired up. >> move the mom and daughter into place. >> reporter: we are watching everything from a secret control room downstairs. >> mom, can i have this box of chocolates? >> first up, this real-life mother and daughter, checking out right next to the actors. when the cashier steps away -- >> no, sweetie. too expensive. >> please. >> reporter: the girl is already watching. now time for the twist. >> if you really want it, you know what you have to do, okay? what? >> you have to steal it, just like last time, okay? >> you want to make me steal it? >> put it under your jacket, okay?
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ears. >> i'll go to the car and see you in two minutes. put it under your jacket. you'll be fine. nobody is going toaidrest a kid. see you in two minutes. >> mom! >> reporter: our mom walks out and the kid actor is now alone, about to steal the chocolates it's now or never for the girl to do somethin >> i wouldn't. you could just put it back over ere. you can just save up your money and wait to buy it. >>. that's right. she just stoppre her. kid to kid. >> that's the right thing to do. >> let's go, come on. >> reporter: time to meet this crime stopper. >> jeff rossen from nbc news. how are you doing? yoplu said stop. why? >> because it's not right to steal. >> mom taught you right over here, huh? >>rvery proud of her. >> reporter: if it's that easy for a kid to speak up, grown-ups will definitely jump in, right? >> if you want it, you have to steal it. >> while a few people privately toplld the store -- >> i think the mother is trying to get her daughter to steal a
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>> reporter: most said nothing inand did nothing. this man nervously tapping on the counter. this woman doing her best to look away. >> did you think about confronting thecsom and sa ing, what are you doing? >> he i feel like that's not my place to do it. you never know what kind of reooaction you're going to get. it's not my life, you know. >> not your life. you didn't want confrontation? >> right. >> reporter: but will all the adults stay silent? this woman is about to knock our socks off. >> if you want the chocolate, do what i told you. >> reporter: he'sntatching like a hawk. >> put it under your jacket. i'll meet you outside. two minutes. >> reporter: she's clearly torn about what to do. staring, silent, for almost a minute, before this. >> how much is the chocolates? >> it's $20. >> does she really want you to take that? >> yeah. >> you know what? i'll buy it for you. i don't want you to take it. >> why? >> it's not the right thing to do.
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she actually bought the chocolate for our little girl. can't wait to meet her. jeff rossen from nbc news. you did a beaugtiful thing, bought her the chocolate. why? >> felt it was the right thing to do at the moment. >> take care of the little girl. >> i didn't wanft her to feel bad out her mother, but i didn't wa her to have to steal the candy. >> thank you for being so great and helping her out. >> you're welcome. v >> thank you. we love happy endings. now we want to know how you would react. you wouldn't say a word, probably, but i'm -- >> wow. >> i know you. >> we have a live facebook chat coming up on my facebook change. reports. i'll answer your questions live. ask us anything. >> i'd like to ask why you think we wouldn't do anything. >> we'll talk about that offline. >> what do you have tomorrow? >> another ethical dilemma. we're talking about another hot topic, entitled kids. when i was a kid, you got a trophy only for winning. today, kids get them for
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w would you react if you saw a dad upset that his boys got trophies, even though they lost the game? would you defend the dad or the kids? our hidden cameras are rolling again. this has everyone on different teams. >> how will we react to that one tomorrow? >> you'll probably side with the dad. >> jeff, thanks so much. com ing up, kanye west's surprising confession and who he is helping with a $1 billion up vestment.
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we're back at 7:49. record-shattering weekend for "deadpool." >> it became the highest grossing february release of all time. >> this is a different kind of superhero story. >> reporter: this weekend, a blood bath. the box office burned records, and most notably, expectations for a movie like this, account down. no doubt, the movie "deadpool" making a killing. >> biggest r-rated opening ever. biggest february opening ever. >> reporter: the comic book flick starring ryan reynolds, expected to pull down a estimated $150 million for the four-day weekend. >> nobody is getting hurt. >> reporter: all by bucking conventional wisdom with its outlan sh, violent style, heavy dose of adult co edyp hollywood insiders crediting the
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marketing campaign, that saturated and subverted traditional advertising. >> see you this friday, america. >> reporter: and to ryan reynolds. >> from the opening credits to the tippy top after the credits, it's as unusual as it gets. >> reporter: it's not so risky to get risque with an r ratinga steve patterson, nbc news, los angeles. >> we loved it. >> we all saw it. >> spectacular, yeah. >> so great. it's not for kids. >> be prepare for the r rating. ju>> tamron, what are people saying about "deadpool" online leave your kids far from the theater but grab your friends and go. the success didn't stop at the st x office. fans are talking on social media. the reaction might be as funny as the movie. jared wrote, i have no idea how "deadp l" got made but i'm so glad it did. this is the most entertaining marvel film i've seen in several years. michael wrote, "deadpool" was
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i loved every minute of he. and this takes it to another level. >> oh, boy. >>waow cute is that? >> the thing is, this should be a cat co test, what is the cat thinking? the star yo, ryan reynolds, has been active on social media promoting the film. he said he's walking on sunshine thanks to the "deadpool" fans who carried him the whole way. if you don't have enough "deadpool" in your life, head to the uovie's facebook page where multiple characters take each other on we know the value of social media. ryan reynolds is stepping up the social media game for "deadpool." >> very cool. itub's working. just ahead, the models breaking boundaries on the cover of "sports illustrated" swimsuit
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firefighters appear to have gotten the upper hand on a building fire in the bronx. they were called to the fire on olmsted avenue around 6:00 a.m. chopper 4 was overhead as flames shot out of the roof. the building has a deli on the ground floor and several experiment above. it no word of -- several apartments above. so far no word of anyone being hurt. several buildings will have to be demolished after a fire broke out on diamond street last night. it took more than two hours to get it under control. two firefighters and two civilians were treated for minor injuries. we'll look at the commute. here's lauren scala. >> thank you very much. not much of a commute because of the holiday. only two trouble spots on the road. one northbound on central avenue. you see a minor delay there. heading to the garden state parkway, after exit 105 in the southbound lanes, there's a vehi >e fire. watch out for that. otherwise, alternate side of the street parking rules suspended today in the city. meter rules still apply. back to you. >> thank you very much. >>dr> let's check the weather.
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w re them girls at it's 8:00 on "today." coming up -- where them girls at >> e the new wave of swimsuit models. we'll introduce you to the women breaking boundaries on the cover of this year's "sports illustrated" swimsuit issue. small wonders. >> only one person with this syndrome has died from cancer. >> yes. >> it's extraordinary. >> what if we told you there is a place where no one suffers from fncer, diabetes, even high blood pressure? how is it possible and is there
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we'll explain the genetic mutation that shows small things s - big things come in small packages. "friends." >> we experienced friendship, heartbreak, babies, everything together. >> we have a sneak peek at the highly anticipated reunion over a decade in the making. today, monday, february 15th, 2016. troublemaker, girl >> we're on the "today" show! >> from little rock, arkansas. >> celebrating my 18th birthday. >> hello, louisiana. >> good morning, alabama. >> the old doesn't bother us
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>> happyepresidents' day week d. good morning, everybody. welcome back to "today." we have a boisterous holiday crowd out here on our plaza. good morning to them. it's chilly but, man, are they fillred up. >> there's a lot of them. >> i k w. they're crazy. look at this crazy fan behind us. >> the broncos won and they're still fired up about that. >> great to have everybody on this holiday monday. the cover models for the "sports illustrated" swimsuit issue are making total waves this year. we'll meet two of the ground makers coming up. first, let's get a check of the morning's top stories. natalie? >> good morning. flags today at federal buildings are flying at half-staff on this presidents' day. two days after the death of supreme court justice antonin scalia. his death leaves a key vacancy on the supreme court. pete williams is at the supreme
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good morning. natali good morning to you. the body of justice scalia arrived overnight, draped in an american flag. it came from texas, where he died over the weekend of an apparent heart attack. we don't yet know the funeral arrangements, but if the family wishes, he could lie in repose at the great hall of the supreme court building. for now, president obama says he will nominate a sucessor, but the republicans say that decision should be made by the next president. the court itself is in its mid-winter break. the justices return to the bench in a week. for the first time in 50 years, they'll face the b siest part of th de term without all nine justices. that raises the prospect that some of the most controversial cases could be decided by a 4-4 tie, which would be the same as no decision at all. this is a time of uncertainty, both politically and for the court. natalie? >> pete williams at the supreme court for us. thank you, te. >> w> the death of justice scalia sent shock waves through the
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some republicans including cruz and rub want the next president to be the one to pick the next justice. earlier on "today," former florida governor jeb bush weighed in when he spoke to savannah. >> if there is an up or down be an obama -- justice should not be apoint pointed in an el fection year. there's a lot riding on this. >> governor bush's brother, former president george w. bush, will join him on the campaign trail today. democrat hillary clinton says it's outrageous some of the campaign trail are talking about blocking any supreme court nominee named by president obama. she says the president has a responsibility to nominate a new justice and the senate has a responsibility to vote. r challenger, bernie sanders, agrees that president obama should name the successor, saying in his words, let's get
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a virgin atlantic flight from london to new york was forced to turn back sunday after a dangerous incident in midair. it h pene when someone on the ground aimed a laser into the cockpit, leaving the co-pilot feeling unwell. >> we have a medical issue with one of the pilots after a laser incident after take off. we're going to return. >> officials are looking for whomever aimed the laser. there was an incredible sight ovet the weekend o the coast of florida. professor from florida atlantic university shot this video. you see there, it shows tens of thousands of sharks off palm beach. all those dots you see down there, those are sharks migrating to warmer waters. this shark is relatively harmless, so they say. the professor hopes to tag some of them to learn more about the way they migrate. hopefully they migrate off the coast, away from swimmers. back to savannah and carson. >> natalie, thanks so much. "sports illustrated" swimsuit edition is out today and it's ground breaking.
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>> oh, yes. >> it features three cover models, putting body image back in the spotlight in a whole new way. >> reporter: reaching more than 70 million people, the "sports illustrated" swimsuit edition always makes a splash. this year, it's also making hithstory, with not one but three cover models, with very different body types. for the first time ever, there's a plus size model, size 16 ashley graham, who calls the magazine's move beyond epic. rhonda onda rousey, known as the world's most dangerous woman, also graces the cover, wearing nothing but body paint. and hailey, who has been modeling since she was a teen, is the third and more traditional model, who says every girl has somebody to relate to in the issue. three models with three looks
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tradition and defy body image stereotypes. we have two of the cover ladies with us. >> good morning. >> we can't wait to hear about your reaction. you just found out. but i have to say, is this the first time you've done three different covers? >> it is, in 52 years. >> why did it take so long? this is a genius idea. >> i've only been in charge for four years. >> why was it important to you to highlight the three different women? >> i think it's a very, very timely moment that we're having right now. people are very aware of all the beauty in the world. "sports illustrated" is certainly one of the publications. traveling to every country in the world, practically every continent, i see beauty in all shapes, sizes, forms, everything. it was time to highlight that and bring it to the world. >> how did you find out? >> literally on tnt, on the show. they said, you got the cover.
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>> i thought it was three finalists. >> you didn't know? >> boom, three covers. oh, my gosh. >> this is amazing, to even be in the issue is one thing. >> yeah. >> but to be on the cover, i mean, that's got to be a huge feeling. >> i thought we were like, you know, being ground-breaking, revolutionizing by putting me, a size 16 girl, in the actual pages. then for me to be on the cover, i mean, don't even get me started because i might start crying. you'd love that. but it's still like, i'm shaking just thinking about the fact that i'm on the cover of "sports illustrated." >> m.j., go down ronda, too, who isn't here. >> each can stand alone as a cover. it was obvious. when i saw the beautiful pictures of ashley, the beautiful pictures of hailey and ronda, it wasn't, are we going to do this? it was, this is happening.
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beautiful photos and women who represent all things to all people. it was undeniable, we had to do it. >> i read an interesting fact. 70 million people read this issue. 16 million of them are women. it's really cool. what would your message to the women be? >> i mean, this is so special because they all have somebody to relate to in this issue. you know, we're starting a new thing. everybody has an amazing body. you have to own yourself. >> you had a new discussion of beauty is and what it is, and the dialogue that can take place. i mean, for me, 16-year-old me, i had these up on my wall. now you have three beautiful poster pos ter poster posters. >> now a size 16 girl. >> you have a readership with 70 million people and not everybody likes the same thing. it's thrilling to offer diversity. >> so great to have you here.
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you have the whole package, ladies. >> thank you. >> they'll be back with kathie lee and hoda. they are going to premiere the video diary of ashley's shoot in a while. thank you, ladies. no michael jordan? no problem. people are sayin t >>s slam dunk contest was the best ever. can ya west kanye west in debt? who he'g asking for help. the series, living better, living longer. wens'll take you to a place where people don't get cancer, high blood pressure or diabetes. fruit. nuts. silky smooth dark chocolate. revel in the pleasure of new dove
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quickly have a more creative brain. this comes from a study in 1899. the image you saw recently has reemerged on the web. >> it's been trending since 1899. >> right. >> first i struggled to see rabbit, but then i saw rabbit. >> i saw rabbit. when you said duck, i see duck. >> i see all beak. >> i saw rabbit first. >> i see rabbit season. i see duck season. >> man. >> yeah. >> you might be happily in love but has your health declined since you met your match? >> yeah. >> your match is actually a great cook. >> that's the problem. >> relationship weight gain is real, people. researchers from florida state university determined that we are all more likely to make unhealthy diet and exercise choices around the ones we love. the theory is, obviously, you kind of care less about your appearance once you become more comfortable with each other and settle down. do we agree? >> absolutely. >> let yourself go a little bit.
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>> it's comfortable. >> no, deborah is always a health freak. i felt worse always myself until i got healthy. >> interesting. you stepped up your game because of her. >> you lose the motivation to exercise because it may not be there if you've found a match. >> unless your spouse is competitive. my husband is at the gym every day. >> we're competitive about who can eat the most ice cream. i can do the whole pint. >> i walk by her mixer. if i see butter in the mixer, she's lefe it cookies are coming. >> also, when you break-up with someone, it's great for your diet. >> divorce diet. >> break-up diet. >> yeah. >> you go from one side to the other. the nba slam dunk contest was saturday night.
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the battle for the best dunker came down to zach lavine and gordon. gordon had the ball scooped from the mascot and slammed it down. zach lavine makes dunking look easy. gordon got a perfect score with the jump over the mascot's head. >> best ever. >> amazing. >> under the legs. >> zach lavine took the title. second year in a row. >> they're saying that's better than any jordan dunk. >> they weren't as exciting as they were back in the day. with jordan and dominique. >> incredible. >> great to be the mascot, right over the head. now to kanye revealing he's in debt and a much-talked about reunion. >> interesting. >> carson, your turn. >> sounds like pop start is about to start. >> yeah. >>he start with kanye west.
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he took the stage on saturday night, "saturday night live," he sang songs from his new album "the life of pablo." moments beforl his performance, he revealed shocking news and tweeted this. i write this to you, my brothers, while still $53 million in personal debt. pray we overcome. this is my true heart. if that wasn't bizarre enough, last night, kanye reached out to facebook ceo mark zuckerberg for help. saying, i know it's your birthday but can you call me by tomorrow? one of the coolest things you could ever do is to hel my time of need. kanye revealed in an interview last year that with the launch of his yeezy fashion line, it left him $16 million in debt. a side note to the story, it is not mark zuckerberg's birthday. >> okay. i'm so confused. >> he invested his own money. usually when you start a clothing line, you have investors. that's his argument th re.
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it is very good, but there's this current now. you have a great trend of his, and he wrote a lot of songs and said that he needs some help. >> he also -- who trusts what kanye writes? it could be nothing. he could -- >> why would you say that though? >> i don't know. the things that come out -- >> why would you tweet that out? there are a lot of nations that are bankrupt and need money. >> i don't understand it. >> a i don't understand, is it a legitimate and sincere cry for help? >> i think it's a cry for help one way or another. >> it is. >> the family, they have to have it. >> the kardashians have a lot of -- >> he said persona debt. >> we're going to keep more to come on the kanye story. >>my> back in january, almost the entire cast of "friends" reunited for a tribute honoring director james borrow. everybody was there except matthew perry. th group sat down with andy hen to discuss the reunion and reveal how one of the episodes came to be.
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>> you play a lot of poker? >> he gave us husband dress is dressing room because it was big. >> yeah. >> that's fine. but because we really wanted to connect. i mean, i think it was sort of spoken, but we instinctively felt like we need tt be friends. we need to get along. we need to connect. so we started playing poker, and jimmy gave us his room so we could have a bigger hangout room for us. >> and they wrote an episode about it, actually. the one with the poker. >> that's right. they are referring to that episode. the one with the poker. that episode aired in eason one. th te full tribute airs on nbc on february 21st. that's your pop .tart. >> carson, thanks. let's get a check of the weather. >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by milk life.
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protein and milk al, thanks very much. watching a little light snow to the south of us. i think in the morning we're fine, dry, flurry or two to the south of thy city. snow moves in between noon and 2:00. inch or two before it goes to sleet, then rain. as much as three to five north and west. dall rain tomorrow, mild at 55, then we dry it out, clear it up, and chilly by the end of the week. >> savannah? >> al, thank you so much. now to a special series we're calling living longer, living better. we're rhee evealing what people across the country and around the world are doing to live better. cynthia will help us get started. >> good morning. on the cutting edge of science, we journeyed to ecuador to meet from unique people. less than 4 feet tall, scientists believe their dna may
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one day, benefit all of us. meet the big-hearted little people protected from cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. level. looming large over the city, the virgin statue. the wonders of this place can come in small packages, too. meet the tiny ecuadorians with a special gift. a rare condition that protects them from cancer, high blood pressure and diabetes. maybe even alzheimer's. >> only one person with this syndrome have died from cancer. it's ex waordinary. >> it is. >> reporter: they can grow no taller than a small child because they have a unique form
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it blocks them from receive ing growth hon moan rmones. he just turned 18. and this 50-year-old, about the same height but heavier. >> she's gained more weight. i always recommend her to things but she never listens. >> but she doesn't have diabetes? >> she doesn't. >> reporter: no diabetes, no high blood pressure. >> 100/60, excellent. >> reporter: he worries her weight might one day catch up with her. >> does she take seriously your warning that she's pushing her luck? you don't think it's a consequence, why bother, right? >> exactly. >> reporter: they are 2 of only about 300 people with this syndrome in the entire world. 100 live in the villages of
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they're being studied by leading researchers on aging from the university of california. in the kitchen, confirmation of how fattening her diet is. >> plenty of carcarbohydrates. >> reporter: doesn't seem to matter because, so far, she's just as healthy as someone going to the gym every day. >> we see them defying almost the time of diet they have. okay, i can have a big plate of fries and there's nothing this can do to me. >> reporter: they warn her that being protected doesn't guarantee there will never be any consequences. still, when the team gave lab rats the disease, the results were a stonish astonishing. >> they lived 50% longer and developed less diseases. this is the direction we want to go in.
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but decrease cancer, diabetes, alzheimer's and high blood pressure? >> reporter: he said it could be a magic pill that wouldn't make us shorter but would protect us from disease. >> how far away? >> maybe 20 years. >> still impressive. >> reporter: also impressive, how the doctor's work has brought his patients out of the shadows. >> she didn't want anybody to see her. she was secluded in her home. >> has he changed your life? >> you have given them something, a sense of community, sense of importance. >> i make them awe are of how beautiful they are because they're spectacular. >> reporter: like yonic, about to enter college, he dedicates time to help the researchers better understand his disorder. >> lends me blood, all types of exams, some of them painful.
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says, for his 5-year-old brother, also diagnosed with the condition. >> bruno. >> reporter: a gift that could someday help all of us, too. >> okay. amazing people and amazing story. it was a privilege to be able to report. >> what a great doctor, too. >> dedicate 30d years years of his life. live, this is news 4 new
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>> good morning, everyone. 8:26. it's a monday morning. it is february 15th, 18 degrees, i'm darlene rodriguez. former governor now under investigation for allegedly assaulting a woman at the plaza tel. police say a 25-year-old woman say spitzer choked her in. de a room saturday oight. sources say she has since gone to russia and is not cooperating with authorities. investigators are reviewing hotel sure violence video. a spokesman for spitzer says there's no truth to the allegation. thanks, darlene, the roads are very quiet, but we have a trouble spot on the thruway heading northbound, an accident with a fuel spill, so two lanes are shut down and you can see a delay heading into that area. otherwise let's talk about mass transit, scheduled changes, metro north on a saturday schedule today.
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also operating on saturday schedule, so you can get around, but service is less frequent. back to you, darlene. >> snow reaches the city around noon and eventually changes into sleet, then rain. one to two inches around the city. tomorrow throw 30s, "today" show is coming right back and we'll
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8:30 now on monday, february 15th, 2016. it's presidents' day, everybody. good morning. we have a huge crowd out here. everybody is happy, chilly 17 degrees, but people are in a great mood.
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>> coming up, captain kirk himself, william shatner, will open up about the 50th anniversary of star trek and his relationship with leonard nimoy. plus, are you tied to your phone 24/7? can't look at your overflowing inbox without freaking out? we..'ll s w you steps to take right now to declutter your digital life. >> declare e-mail bankruptcy. one of the hottest chefs is here for a recipe of a stew that is a perfect combination of salty and sweet, like carson daly. don't forget about our love of cooking sweepstakes. plenty of prizes. including a vip trip to our set and a cooking class. $2,000 worth of cookware items. to u entertand find details, club. >> sounds good. tamron is inside with another amazing opportunity for
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take it away. >> this is so fun. you know what warms my heart? the day after lentine's day, a wedding. not just any wedding, a "today" ow wedding, in the grand style of "my big fat greek wedding 2." want to invite you to apply for our big fat "today" wedding. if you're engaged and have a loud, fun family that's all up in your love affair, take a leap of faith and let us plan the wedding of your dreams.wgo to for all of the rules and regulations. apply before february 26th. we want to throw a huge party with our family and, of course, yours. start practicing your dance mo ves now. are you ready, mr. roker? opa! >> hopefully it's warmer when we hayeve this. >>ic yeah. >> let's show you what we have going on. the week ahead, it'll be icy in the mid-atl
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sn fowy and west in the pacific and northern plains. wet weather in california and pacific northwest. late week, we have some messy weather around the northern mississippi river valley. wet weather in the pacific northwest. it'll be below normal in the east. western 2/3 of the country above normal. warms up in the northeast, stays warm, midsection of the country. that heat continues from the plains all the way down into the gulf al, cold morning out there, watching snow creep up from the uth. is is future tracker now, noinon, 1:00, then we go to late afternoon, snowing in the city, but look at the rain/snow line, already still snowing pretty hei avily north and west. that's where we think most of the accumulation will be. only an inch or two in and around town. coating or an inch on the coast. heavy rain tomorrow afternoon, but look at the temperature, mid
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>> that is your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thank you. to star trek fans, william shatner and leonard nimoy will be captain kirk and spock. william shatner wrote, "leonard." william is here his morning. >> glad to be here. >> this book is a love letter to leonard nimoy, isn't it? >> it is. i f loved leonard. we were like brothers. on the general term friendship, how do you make friends, what ar e friends worth, what is the defini on of a friend, and how difficult it seems to me for men to make friends. so how cherished a singular male friend should be. women, for some mreason, and it
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more easily than men, it seems to e me. >> you write in the book that didn't initially hit it off as personal friends. >> well, there's -- life is never perfect. no, we had some disaateements to begin with. and in the end. but in between was a brotherhood. i loved it. >>an i thought there was an irony. you write that at first, the star trek conventions, all that that happened after t show, yohu both were kind of like not sure you wluted to be part of all that. but it was through doing those appearances that you really bonded. not as much during the show, but after, that you became close. >> that's exactly right. so many shows, i notice for example, you had "friends" on earlier earlier, that's extraordinary, for people to remain friends after the show has been -- is over. usually, you're the best friends
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whatever the show is, and then when the show is over, stage, film, series, you say, i'll see you tomorrow, and you don't because life takes you apart. in many cases, you never see each other again. in this case, fate threw us together with all these appearances. and the films we did. we became very close. >> you were very different, weren't you? >> well, they say your cells change every seven years, so that's a lot of changing going on. >> you were honest in the book because toward the end of his life, you write that you two had a falling out. you're very honest about it. yot?u say in a certain sense, you're still not really sure what that was all about. >> that's true. i have no idea why. i sought to find ou why and couldn't. so he -- i thought whatever it was would blow over and he'd
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would try to make amends or find common ground. but he died before that could happen. >> what do you think he'd think of this book? >> well, this is about how i cherished my relationship with him and how i miss him. there's no substitute. and there's another thing, and that is when you lose someone you care for, and you've had experiences together, those experiences that you had together no longer have validation. because the other person is saying, remember when, and you haven't anybody to say that with. the experiences theoselves disappear. that's really the reason for the book. >> you miss him? yes. >> 50 years sin p star trek, can you believe it? >> incredible. >> this is the anniversary. will it be hard to go through the year and people remembering without your friend? >> yes.
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we had the best time on stage with each other. communicated more on stage, at times, than we did in person. >> william shatner, good to have you here. thank you so much. >> glad to be here. >> the book is called "leonard." up next, is your e-mail inbox out of control? the guide to cleaning up your digital clutter. first, this is "today"idn
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we're back at 8:40. how many unread e-mails do you have? i don't want to say. >> there seems to be two distinct groups here. people who have too many e-mails to count or the ones who keep the number at zero. either way, you could probably use a digital de-clutterer. here's more from nbc's joe fryer. >> reporter: like a good cup of
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usually filled to the brim. i have 2,254 unread e-mails. >> reporter: just ask anyone sitting i a coffee shop. >> 3,158 unread e-mails. it looks a lot worse. >> reporter: all that clutter ohused to pile up on our desks. noouw, it's clogging up phones and computers, wasting our time. >> e-mail has the ability to suck our will to live. >> reporter: professional organizer beth knows that well. >> when people come to you with their overflowing e-mail boxes, i mean, do they feel a sense of pelessness? >> people comei to me very overwhelmed and frustrated. they don't know what to do but they want a way out of it. >> reporter: her company, bneato bar, offers services on digital clutter, including naked inbox. >> what is this e-mail? >> reporter: she tells clients to first take a sample of their e-mail. >> just like going through our physical stuff, we'so going to start at the top and work our
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she suggests using an app called, which unsubscribes from messages you don't want and combines your favorite subscriptions into one e-mail delivered daily. from there, it's easy to focus on incoming e-mails. if you can respond to a message in less than two minutes, go ahead. if you can't, put it in a special to-do folder. >> these are thehings you're going to tackle today. we want to get the e-mail out of the inbox. >> reporter: once you've dealt with an e-mail, delete it or archive it. >> is the goal to have a zero e-mail mailbox? >> maybe for a split second. 're always going to get more. >> reporter: here comes the hard part. she says to try to check your e-mail less often. no more than five times a day. it can take 16 minutes to refocus after dealing with an e-mail. that stat showed 28% of our work week is spent reading and writing e-mails. >> if we are constantly in our e-mail inbox, we are never
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>> reporter: photos are another form of digital clutter, sucking up all the storage in our phones. she recommends using google photos or dropbox to store and organize pics in the cloud. you can also dump some of the phone apps. research says we only use 27 apps a month, but have far more on our devices. >> i think i actually have three or four to-do lists, organizing apps on my phone, none of which i use. >> let those go, absolutely. >> reporter: this might sound daunting. >> you wish it was zero but who has the time? >> reporter: she says it's not hopeless. take baby steps. >> this is going to be your new life. why rush it and burn out? let's take our time. >> reporter: consider it a home ec lesson, sweeping away the digital clutter in your life. for "today," joe fryer, nbc news, los angeles. >> i just erased six apps during that. >> you did? >> i was inspired.
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>> impressive. >> it's a start, carson. >> i'm good without the apps. >> we're terrible. we need help. >> how mane do you have? >> 77,000 and -- >> i have 11,000. you make me feel better. >> work on that, ladies. this might help. up next, we have a delicious, spicy stew you're going to love. >> bone in stew. >> yes. >> we're going to enjoy that right after this.
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we're back at 8:46. all this week on today food, we're focusing on healthy recipe recipes to help you live longer. here to help us kick things off, we have the executive chef a the incredible restaurant everyone is talking about in new york city. also the co-author on a new cookbook.
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years old. you've already graduated from the culinary institute of america. you've worked under some of the greatest chefs in new york city an hd you're an executive chef now yourself, of course. you made the "forbes" 30 under 30 list, and you have one of the hottest restaurants in new york city and your first cookbook. >> it's a lot. >> not a bad year, my friend. >> wasn't bad. we're excited to bring korea town, the cookbook, to you. it is the first cookbook written in the perspective of korea town. >> new york, l.a. and everywhere in between. >> matt and i, the co-author, we traveled f two yeaw writing the book. >> you're so young and have done great things in the culinary world. let's start with the meal. walk me through the ingredients. >> today, we'll make spicy chicken stew. my mom's recipe. the first recipe i ever cooked. 's a spicy chicken stew. some honey powder. koreans aren't crazy about using
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substitute it in any way. and soy sauce is the basic marinate. we have vegetables. >> are these ingredients tough to find? >> usually, it's available in asian marts. you can even get it at amazon now, so it's great. >> okay. >> carson, you're going to have to do the marinate e inade for me. >> okay. >> the chili paste and honey po bewder. >> et rything in a bowl. this recipe is simple. >> it's a sugar substitute. mix it up. >> you start the chicken browning process first? >> i'll have it in one pot. i'll put it all in, including the vegetables. >> is this a dish you did at culinary school and they loved it? >> yeah, and now it's part of the curriculum. >> that's crazy. >> it's all super simple, too. i mean, i did it when i was --
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first dish i made when i was 12 or 11. >> wow. >> one of my mom's recipes. >> by the way, we have the tasters downstairs. >> oh million y gosh, we're in love. >> my head is sweating. >> it has a kick but we love it. really good. >> really good reviews down there. this loox ks like a one pot deal, which is easy. >> exactly. i'll have a little bit of the chicken stock. honestly, this is it. >> put theg hicken down, made the marinayode, you have -- >> you cover wit a lid, medium to low heat and it's dheone in 20 minutes. >> perfect. >> this is o end product. you get a lot of the juice from the chicken that creates a nice broth, along with the chicken stock. you get a perfectly cooked -- >> this is easy. >> korean food, that's the point. >> people are intimidated, they don't think they can pull it off. >> exactly. korea town, the book, has over 100 recipes.
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quick recipe. >> is it pickled cabbage? >> traditionally it's a dish. in the book, we focus on it as a verb. you'll see vegetables and fruit. we say, yes, it's a taple dish of korea, but also pineapple, cucumber. we'll make the marinade. usually, it takes two to three months. we have some that's two years old. this is a quick v sion, less than 20 minutes. korean chili powder. the paste form, and this is the powder form. garlic, ginger. >> are you eating this, as well? >> oh, my gosh, the pineapple. >> spicy. >> perfect for 00 in he morning. >> we love it. >> mix this up and let it mak rinate? >> then it comes to this. >> whenever you want this? >> exactly. we chose pineapple.
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the testing, tried the pineapple. in the book, we have over 100 recipes. 20 are like guess recipes. >> flavorful. >> every recipe, every vegetable you do gives off a nice kick. >> you can jar it up? >> jar it up, leave it in the fridge, eat it whenever you want to eat it. >> congratulations on the recipes. >> all the stuff in the reilstaurant, too? >> it's in the cookbook. >> get the cookbook. you're the man. thank you so much. come back and see us. for the recipes,eyo to eat up down there, and we'll be right back in a moment. >> well done! this is "today" on nbc. >> set off the fire alarm.
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we're back at 8:52. time for special birthday wishes. >> we are so happy to be taking over the smucker's duty from my good friend, willard scott. amazing bl folks to introduce you to. t's get started. happy 107th birthday to ms. vera calhoun russell from illinois. a loving mom and enjoying doing word search puzzles. have to join her on words with friends. happy 100th birthday to lily davis of new york. you don want toutlay her in bridge. she p ys five days a week and
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susan georgantas is 100 years old from massachusetts. you have to like this, her secret to longevity, a glass of scotch every night. >> incredible. >> there you go. >> go, susan, go! >> woodrow wilson felty from pennsylvania, 100 years old. retired from the air force. we salute you for your service. thank you. mary corbett from virginia. 100 years old. 22 grandkids. 24 great grandchildren. 12 great great grandchildren. >> wow! >> that's what keeps her young. >> she knows all their names. tony olicerie is 100 years old from arizona. didn't retire until 87. happy birthday. fantastic. >> amazing. >> if you know of somebody any age celebrating a leap year birthday this month, we want to
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head to and send in your photos for a chance to be featured. >> i like that. >> got to celebrate the leap year birthdays. what's coming up next hour? we have a president joining us. president we're going to do a little presidential tribute. >> nice. >> we have kitchen hacks and some of the hot toys. >> the kid at heart. >> i love it. all that coming up in a few minutes. back after a check of your local
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live, this is news 4 new york now. >> good morning, everyone. 8:57. 18 degrees out. it's a monday morning, february 15th. i'm darlene rodriguez. authorities are investigating a laser pointing incident that kennedy air rt to turn around. the flight had just taken off from london when the pilot reported seeing the laser and returned to the airport. passengers were offered rooms for th night a booked on an her flight. they are expected to arrive here in new york this afternoon. snow reaches the city around noon, changes to sleet, then rain, one to two inches of snow in and around the city.
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wednesday cloudy with a high of 45. just ahead on the "today" show, an inside look at the hottest toys from this year's toy fair. another update in 30 minutes.
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this morning on "today's take," scandal star tony goldwin is here. makes history with a presidents' day pop quiz. the big winner at the box office and who will wmein big at tonight's grammy's. the hottest games and toys every kid is going to want, coming up right now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza.
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monday morning, presidents' day, february 15th, 2016. it's why we have a huge crowd out there. i'm al along with natalie and tamron. willie is off. natalie's jam, "blank space" by taylor swift, who will probably be one of the big winners at tonight's grammys. >> she's nominated for seven. kendrick lamar fat 11. grammys are tonight. it'll be a good one. record of the year nominees, really love, deangelo. uptown funk, of urse. mark ronson featuring bruno mars. thinking out loud, ed sheeran. blank space, taylor swift. can't feel my face, the weekend. kendrick lamar, 11 nominations. record of the year rewards the song performance. what do you think? it's a tough one. >> i like "uptown funk." >> i think it'll possibly win
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the year, maybe taylor swift. >> it'll be kendrick lamar. >> really? >> it's the al socia commentary. they're both brilliant, i love . it seems like the songs have been around longer than -- >> i know. i've listened to them over and over again. >> when you look at the list of songs, it's like such an imprint in our minds. you probably know every lyric. it'll be a good night. >> adele is not there -- >> because of the calendar year. >> the album didn't come out in time for the nomination. >> it'll be a hot night. >> a lot of people talking about the feud with kanye and taylor swift, kind of rekindled a little bit, right? >> so kanye has a new song out. he performed some of it on "snl." very strange performances on "snl." one of his songs references save s s taylor swift. it refers to her in the
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he claims he got permission from her. heo told her about the song. >> i find that hard to believe. >> i don't believe it. >> you don't have to because taylor says it's not true. she says she never gave permission. her girl squad, ruby rose, gigi hadid, they've all gone after kanye west for the lyric. kanye says he's $53 million in debt. he tweeted it out after his "snl" performance. he said he invested his money for the personal debt. he's reached out to mark zuckerberg -- >> on his "birth birt >>hday. >> which is not his birthday. >> squg asking for money. >> might want to put the touch on ryan reynolds. >> go down rich guys and ask for money. that is something else. >> i don't feel bad for kanye.
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the film starring ryan reynolds expected to earn $150 million. >> incredible. >> four-day weekend. biggest r-rated opening ever. biggest feb chruary opening. beating last year's 50 s des of gray by more than 40 million. biggest opening for first-time director, beating out our pal to lizbeth ban -- elizabeth banks. we had the cast and crew on last week. they're spectacular and deserve the success they're having. in the movie, he jokes about, gr could this be a franchise? i think yes. >> i think so, but i also think it'll be interesting to see what marvel now does with this. you know, the superhero genre is usually for families and kids. this shows you, there is an audience that wants to see it taken up a notch. >> it took ryan reynolds 11 years to get this made. he wanted to be true to nhe source, comic book material. "deadpool" is this wisecracking,
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>> what's the super power? i saw the ads. >> he can heal himself. he's got enhanced athletic abilities. >> you have to see it. it's hilarious. >> i want to see it, definitely. apparently, everybody else saw it. >> get right to the theater. >> last night, the baftas, the british film awards made history. leo caprio, a big winner for "the revenant." but they had a kiss cam set up. the host was steven fry. apparently, he took a moment to thank america for the many gifts we've given the world. foam fingers, leaf blowers and the kiss cam. >> who do we have here? oh, yes! it's maggie smith and leonardo dicaprio.
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that's a marriage made in heaven if there one were. julianne moore and bryan cranston. whoa! >> they need to bring a kiss cam to the oscars. >> they need to bring a kiss cam here. >> whoa! this is a workplace. >> come on. >> hr! >> today, of course, presidents' day, waiaing patiently in the wings. we have a celebrity guest with us, a television president. hail to the chief. mr. president, ooddmorning. >> nice to see you. >> how are you? >> good to see you. >> president fitzgerald from skand "scandal." >> there's a chair, wow. full service. >> this is the best we've got. >> season five, yeah.
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since this began in 2012. now, you have a scandal you're dealing with currently. let's take a look. >> i have a problem. >> what do they have? >> project mercury. >> the bi uy project. >> the "post" could run with it. united states will be alone in the world. that is a very dark street to walk every night. >> you've had to deal with so much in your esidency. >> that's right. this is minor. nsa leak, a hack. >> affairs and everything else, your wife leaving you. >> exactly. >> shonda rhimes created these worlds, and the people are immersed in them. really take ownership. iyo mean, they love this show. >> our fans are in redible. they're really, really passionate.
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engage w h us, from the bed ginning. have a lot of loyal fans. we still live tweet with them every single broadcast. the whole cast gets on twitter and we talk to them every week. it's great, yeah. >> is it true, because we've been digging up all kinds of things on you, because, you know, scandal, is it true you fall asleep at the drop of a dime? what's the cliche? >> drop of the hat. >> drop of the dime, too. it's 's true. it's the way i kind of -- with all the craze y iness that goes on on a set, i stay in the zone when i have to work. i find a chair, couch, just sitting there, take a power nap. you're resting -- >> it's something i've always ne. i do it when i work in the theate backstage. i'll drop off for five minutes. >> al does that all the time. >> i do that. >> on camera, right?
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>> you have to get up early in the morning. >> that's right. by the way, i hope you can help us with something, mr. president. we're trying to get to a million likes on our facebook page. >> i'm in. >> we need help. make people like us. >> this is day 14 of our 15 days of prizes give away. have you ever had the pleasure of trying garrett's popcorn? >> i have not. oh, my gosh. this is a chicago tradition. >> really? >> the cheese corn, the caramel corn and then there's the chicago mix. >> chicago mix. >> we want people to go to our's take page. the winner gets a big prize package of garrett's pop corn. would you like to try it? >> i would. i'll take a nibble and tell you what i think. wow. that is really good. >> isn't that great? >> a lot of cheese. >> let's take this with us. >> the caramel is really good, too.
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have. >> okay. >> 240,000 likes. we want you to go to's take. weather? >> i'd be honored. >> as you notice outside, we have a little snow coming. >> w do. where do you want me? >> stand right there. right now, we have 19 degr ees, 9 in boston, 2 in concord. snow coming up in washington, d.c. as you know, as the president, it shuts down. >> that's right. >> as soon as there isesnow. >> hard for me to get to work. >> even with the motorcade. >> that's right. >> more wet weather is come ing. atlanta is in 35. washington, 23. big, big stuff cong. do you guys ever shoot in washington? af we don't, actually. >> you don't? >> it's all computer magic. >> well, this is all coming into the northeast. we have freezing rain after this changes over to snow in the northeast.
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flying back to washington. you'd be delayed. >> good thing i'm going to l.a. >> little more garrett's? >> sure. thanks. >> of course, snow amounts, light, inch in new york city. philly, 1 to 3. buffalo, 6 to 12. we're worried about icing, including in washington. it could shut the city down, but who would know? back to the west, heavier, about 1/4 inch of ice. that's what's going on around the country. winter weather advisory in effect for the entire area for this afternoon, evening hours tonight. snow that goes over to sleet and rain overnight. ongre to a couple inches around the city. coastal areas maybe just a coating to an in , but well north and west as much as three to five inches by the time this transitions to snow and ice. mild, mid 50s, then seasonal
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>> that's your latest weather. i misspoke. actually, it's not the chicago mix. somebody else had tha copyright. it's the garrett's mix now. >> whatever it is, it's delicious. >> garrett's people know what you were talking about. isn't it addictive? >> it'sgehe best thing ever. >> can't stop. >> i'll probably eat the whole thing. coming up, we have a presidents' day pop quiz with does your makeup remover take it all off? every kiss-proof, cry-proof, stay-proof look? neutrotina
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>> let's welcome our first nicker nick , william. >> four scores and seven year agpuo. how much time does that amo alunt to? >> 87. >> very good. >> nice. >> the score is 20 years. it comes from old english and used to count large numbers of things like sheep. >> nice. >> next cadet, abbie. what's your question? >> who was the first president to appear on television? >> gerald ford. >> nope. fdr. >> very good, al. >> i was thinking "snl." >> 1939. >> world's fair. >> cadet alexander. >> hey. >> what question do you have? >> what were george washington's
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>> wood. >> no. >> that was my guess. >> >> it was ivory, fabric, some other stuff, but a bunch of things. >> al is right. ivory ivory and wood. wait, i made that up. it's what al said. >> what's your question? >> which former president was a model for the cover of "cosmopolitan" magazine? >> gerald ford. >> yes. >> very good. >> contemporary history. >> keep answering ford fdr would be my answer for everything. >> cadet aiden. >> what is the name of the president on the tv show "scandal"? >> president fitzgerald.
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>> cosrect. >> good morning, cadet. >> who was the -- >> grant. >> bathtub, right? >> howard. >> ate a lot of garrett's popcorn. >> this is cadet colonel. what is your question? >> question seven, which early 19th century president had two pet bears? >> dfr fdr. >> jefferson. >> bears roamed around the white house tolawn. jefferson. >> i read a biography. >> cadet james is back with another question. >> which president studied nuclear physics? >> jimmy carter. >> wow! >> engineering student.
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>> i don't think he did. >> oh, my gosh! [ applause ] >> nice scarf on top. >> i want you to eat more garrett's popcorn and go to today's take --'s take and like us. >> excellent. >> come on out, everybody. come around with us. >> tony e ny tony, thank you. >> hang out with al. how to keep a pot of boiling water from overflowing and other
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want to get rid of the excess oil on top. take some ine and a paper towel. >> this could be a nightmare, skimming off the top. >> it's a hast sle. there's a few trips. i like this one. put ice in a paper towel and gets it cold. what you do is put that on top. >> wow. >> look at that. it chills the fat. it solidifies it and sticks to here. >> great idea. >> also gives you the opportunity to scoop off the excess. >> love that. what is this, yogurt? >> yogurt with granola. we'll teach you how to keep the honey from sticking to your measuring cup or spoon. i'll give this to you. you'll do the hot water test. dip it in and get it hot. i'll use this non-stick spray. then you're going to scoop you honey. the idea is, watch this, look at that.
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>> right offllhe spoon. >> doesn't affect the taste or anythi ? >> no. >> why am i holding a spoon? >> you'll try it with this. we'll see which works better. see that? >> yours is much better. >> it's the trick. non-stick spray. we have pasta. about to boil over. what are you going to do? take a wooden spoon and put it on top. what that does is as the air bubbles hit the spoon, they'll break up. it's not the water boiling over, it's he steam. it's the foam. >> this is life changing. >> do you know how many times i fled my kitchen because the burner? >> there you go. rescue, right? >> i'm blown away. >> i love this tip. the reason i love it is because i have one coffee grinder that i use for two things. grinding coffee and grinding spices.
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take day old bread, like this, throw it in and zip it up. >> what does the bread do? >> it absorbs all the flavor, all the smell. >> great tip. >> cleans it out. >> quickly, we have seconds. >> what you do is take this -- >> well, out of time. we'll put it online. before i had the shooting, burning, pins-and-needles of diabetic nerve pain, these feet were the first in my family to graduate from college, raised active twin girls, and trained as a nurse. but i couldn't bear my di abetic nerve pain any longer. p so i talked to my doctor and he prescribed lyrica. nerve damage from diabetes causes diabetic nerve pain. lyrica is fda approved to treat this pain. r lyrica may cause serious allergic reactions or suicidal thoughts or actions. p tell your doctor right away if you have these, new or worsening depression, p or unusual changes in mood or behavior. or swelling, trouble breathing, r rash, hives, blisters, muscle pain with fever, tired feeling or blurry vision. r common side effects are dizziness, sleepiness, p weight gain
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live, this is news 4 new york now. >> live, boy, it's a cold hudson river. 9:27 right now on this monday, february 15th. good morning, i'm michael gargiulo. firefighters battle the flames and freezing temperatures in the bronx this morning. the fire breaking out about 6:00 a.m. inside an apartment building near westchester avenue in union port. chopper 4 was overhead earlier while the flames were burning through the roof. deli on the ground floor, several apartments above it.
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snow moving north from new jersey, eventually change to sleet and then rain. tonight, rain with temperatures in the low 30s. tomorrow wet and windy, 55 for the high. wednesday, cloudy. look at that, 45 degrees. coming up on the "today" show, actor gina torres talks about the new season of her show.
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taking a look at the headlines. flags at federal buildings are flying at half-staff two days after the death of justice antonin scalia. late sunday, his body was flown from texas to the international airport outside of the capital. he leaves a vacancy on the supreme court and a battle over filling it. president oba president should nominate someone and not president obama.
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teenage boys who don't get enough sleep may be at risk of getting type 2 diabetes. researchers at penn state looked at the sleep patterns of 700 people. following them from childhood to adolescence. they found boys who got less slow wave or deep sleep are more likely to develop insulin resistance, which increased the risk of type 2 diabetes. there was no similar finding in girls. a start-up company is offering couples extra money for their wedding. with a catch. swan love will pay up to $10,000 toward a wedding, but if the couple later gets divorced, they'll have to pay the money back with interest. apparently, lots of people are interested. demand has been so high, the company's server overloaded. swan love is trying to get its site back up. as we told you at the top of the show, "deadpool" took over the top spot at the box office over the weekend. the ryan reynolds's film taking in more than $135 million according to early estimates.
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movie in the u.s. "kung fu panda 3" was second and "how to be single" was third. in new zealand, a photographer used a drone to capture these hundreds of sheep being herded. they make their way from one field to the next through an open gate. the video has gone viral. in two days, it had over 2 million views and 26,000 ntares. incredible to watch. let's get a check of the we ather from al. nos.thing like counting sheep, al. >> i got tired while i was watching this. >> i was yawning. let's she you what's ppening as far as your week's precipitation. early part of the week, icy, snowy mess in the east. thunderstorms through the g f and wet and snowy in the plains. midweek, sunshine is supreme between coasts. we have light snow around the appalachians and great lakes. the latter part of the week, looking at a rain and snow event for northern california and the
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windy, snowy and wet throughout the plains. warmer weather rules from the midsection of the country. as we get to the midweek, we're looking at much above normal temperatures in the plains and central plains. it stays right in the middle of the good morning, clouds thicken up, snow breaking up in southern new jersey by noontime. knocking on the door of the city, by 3:00, all areas should see some snow between about 3:00 and 6:00, 3:00 nd 7:00, that's snow. one to three inches close to the city. less to the east, as much as thatree to five north and west. seven-day forecast, rain everywhere tonight and tomorrow. 55 the high tomorrow, clearing skies, back to the 40s for the end of the week. >> that's your latest weather. a lot of us probably started doing our taxes already.
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targeted by criminals posing as the irs trying to steal our money and more. >> today national investigative correspondent jeff rossen is re with a warning of two of the biggest scams and what we need to know to protect yourselves. good morning. >> how are you? >> two key areas, what are they? >> e-mail. a lot of pe le, including people on our staff here, so it's happening to a lot of people and i'm getting e-mails on facebook, as well, that people are getting these e-mails, supposedly from the irs, saying they owe money and the police could come after thhem. that's one of them. here's another e-mail going around. this one promises a tax refund. you'll get an official looking e-mail like this. look at the bolded section. you are eligible to receive a tax refund of $63.80 to access the form, click here. you click on that e-mail and, again, $63.80, seems possibly legitimate. not like we owe you $10,000. it's enough where a lot of americans will fill it out and try to get the $63.
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bank information so they can wire you can money. the scammers join your account. >> what's your red flag? >> the irs w l never, ever ask you for perso l information or financial information over an e-mail. the only time they're ever going e-mail you is if you already ha ve an ongoing case. the irs will always contact you the first time through regular mail. you'll only get e-mails if you're already involved with them. >> they will not initiate via e-mail. >> nu. >> via t teext or anything else? >> if you hear from the irs over social media, it is a scam. they'll never contact you over social media or text. >> what about phones? we understand that is a phone ca rull scam going on. >> this one is even more aggressive. this is where they really pound you on the fact that you owe money. thpy're going to stickvthe police after you. actually, one of our senior producers at the "today" show, her daughter got a call.
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>> this is officer from internal ref venue services. we have been trying to reach you. this call is an official final notice call from internal revenue services. the reason that the call has come in for you that we have led a lawsuit against you. for more information, call immediately our department. >> call immediately our department. what is that, yoda? oh, money, you do. >> you probably panic when you hear lawsuits. at. >> people say, i'd never fall for it, but thousands of victims every year. $26.5 million a year scammed from people that way. >> does the irs initiate calls like that? >> the irs will call you, again, if you're already involved with one of their agents on an ongoing case. you'd know you're dealing with the irs and they ever never ask for personal information. if you get a call, go on our website on we have all the phone numbers to report this back to the irs or
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>> you should report it if you get one of these? don't delete it or anythi g. hang up immediately and never give information, but report it so they can go after the people. >> you also say we should note the irs is in the process of implementing legislation that will allow federal officials to make calls for back taxes. >> maybe in the future, they may be able to send the robocalls out. they're not sure they want to do it. this season, if you get a call, it's fake and a scam. >> great information. >> thit is not the irs agent you're looking for. >> you owe me $63. up next, the toy fair is in town and we have our hands on this year's hottest products. grab the kids. they should be off school today, sa ght? >> right. >> put them in front of the tv. we want them to see the fun and
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it's like christmas in new york city. the annual toy fair is underway. >> hundreds of thousands of toys and games are on display. toy insider mom lori is here with a sneak peek at the ones your kids wilt be begging for this year. good morning. >> good morning. this is a sneak peek. none of the toys are out. they're coming out in the spring and most will be out for christmas. >> perfect. >> we'll start with selfie stick means karaoke. >> love it. >> this is our selfie mic. we put a phone in. any one willr o because this wi ll expand. we download our star maker app. now, we can pick filters and all nds of things. >> we're going to record a video at the same time? >> a video. >> ready? >> if you want to feel -- >> we need the music. because we're happy >> you can do the singing. >> that's spectacular. >> really good singers in the
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>> we're making the videos and sharing it with all our friends on social media. >> it'll be a huge hit. >> huge. >> price point at $24. >> for the kids who like to cook? >> you don't wait for the campfire. this is our s'mores maker. kids make the graham cracker, chocolate and marshmallow. put mix with water, a mold, microwave, no heat, we can pretend to be cooking in the oven, very cute. >> pop it out. >> the treats are delicious. >> cool. >> what does this do? >> what kid doesn't want to take home a pet dragon? >> of course. >> this is torch my blazin dragon. he can toast his marshmallow. >> so cute. >> s'mores for him. >> he has 50 different sounds and movements. he's going to keep the kids happy. cute.
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this is zoomer chimp. he's an interactive chimp. watch him. watch his face. he's going to pay attention to commands i give him. he'll know gestures from my voice. zoomer, dance. there you go. he's going to do a little dance. he's got lots of monkey tricks. >> so cute. amazing. >> everyone is going to love this guy. >> let's move over here. creative toys for kids. >> this is a pet you can actually build. this is our -- >> oh, my gosh. >> -- robot. kids actually build this. there's a section in here that allows him to walk two legs at a time up the wall. kids learn about physics. sensors around the front. when he gets to the top and feels the feeling, he'll come
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>> i love that kids build that, too. >> 3d maker stuff is hot. >> this is our 3 d magic imagipen. there's no heat. i can build up and out. everything you see here has been built with this pen. >> really cool. >> it's so creative. >> beautiful. look at that. >> pretty cool. >> it's just using this. >> big bubbles. >> this is lots of different bubbles. how about this? how about a nice big bubble around isaac here. >> kids will have a lot of fun. >> one more time, isaac. we had one natalie a little while ago. >> very close. >> now the dirt comes home. this is from play vision and
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it comes in a 2 pound bag and is antibacterial. it won't ever dry out and comes with toys. we bring the dirt in the house. >> i love that. like the magic sand stuff. >> r ady for the royal tea party? >>ye how cute. >> adorable. show us how to play. >> this is the belle tea party musical cart. when we roll this, she usually -- this is prototype. >> mrs. potts. >> listen to the music. she turns. as the kids are playing, we have our favorite song and mrs. potts and chip. >> excellent. >> finally, don't think that classic play has gone out of style. this is you are city scape set. we have new york, hollywood. these are wooden boxes that are eco-friendly. it keeps kids busy for hours. >> great. i have to go to the toy fair. i'll spend hours there. thank you. coming up next, put away the valentine's kok lat chocolates and get back on track. a delicious meal that could help you live longer.
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>> let's ring in the new with -- >> salmon and wheat berries. we have the whole wheat berries, delicious. >> isn't that like barley sort of? >> it's wheat, yeah. it's the actual seed. if you mill it, you have wheat flour. we have vegetable stock, like so. little bit of olive oil. season it then we have pickles, cucumbers here, red itions. >> nice. >> raw red onions and avocado. it's all about healthiness here.
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>> then we have freshly chopped cilantro. d parsley. >> little lemon zest? >> lime zest. great technique, al, like you've >> once or twice. mix this up a little bit? >> fresh pepper here. >> what's -- >> then we have the salmon here. >> which will cook quickly. >> very quick. cook salmon medium rare. nice and meltingly tender in the center. nice, hot pan is very, very stick. again, fresh pepper on both sides. our pan is smoking, like so. >> any salt? >> yeah, go ahead. you missed that one, al. come on, man. >> still missed it. >> bam. >> there you go. >> skin side down.wa you see the pan is nice and hot. the salmon won't stick. little more olive oil. >> yummy. >> you want the sizzle right away.
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>> you're going to do this how long on each side? >> about two minutes on each side for this thickness. golden brown. and you have the finished product. that was easy, huh? >> tasty and healthy. really good. >> thank you, george. >> thank you. for this recipe and more, go to and click on the healthy taed t the unhealthy tab. we're going to be back in a moment. check out how we're doing on our facebook page.
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ng live, this is news 4 new york now. >> grand central parkway there by the long island expressway. it's 9:57 right now on this monday, february 15th. good morning, i'm michael gargiulo. three buildings will have to be demolished after being badly
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last night on diamond street and grwaeen point. it wound up spreading to two other nearby buildings. firefighters were working in frigid temperatures on streets that turned to ice after being covered in water. two firefighters treated for minor injuries, along with two civilians. cause of the fire still unknown. let's check the weather. snow i moving north from new jersey, rain and sleet, then rain in and around the city, tonight rain with temperatures in the low 30s, but tomorrow wet and windy, 55 for the high. wednesday cloudy, 45. sun thursday and cloudy. sunny after that, 40 degrees. coming up on the "today" show, hollywood legend, the great william shatner stops by.
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from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and h a kotb, live from studio hey, everybody. we're excited. it's sunday monday. it's fruary 15th. happy presidents' day. we hope you're enjoying your long holiday weekend. >> we're actually live. >> because we have to help this guy sell a book.


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