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for its customers or making it harder for law enforcement to keep us safe? southern discomfort. the republican presidential candidates brawl in south carolina ahead of saturday's primary. even the president gets in on the action. >> i continue to believe mr. trump will not be president. it's not hosting a talk show or a reality show. >> donald trump, quick to respond. >> you're lucky i didn't run last time when romney ran, because you would have been a one-term president. >> fresh polls from south carolina and nevada with the voting three days away. we'll hear from mr. trump when he joins us live. no mas! in a rare expression of anger, pope francis vividly frustrated, scolding on eager tofollowers tugging on his arm, causing him to topple over a man in a wheelchair.
german shorthead is the best in show at the westminster dog show, beating out 2 rksz,700 other dogs, to have his day today, wednesday, february 17th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning. welcome to "today" on a tuesday morning. i'm savannah and we have willie in for matt this morning. >> we'll talk to donald trump in a couple minutes. he's taking fire from a sitting president and two former presidents in this campaign. >> not to mention all his rivals. a lot to talk about in politics, fresh polls, as well. our top story, the major showdown between the federal government and apple. this after apple declined to give access to encrypted content
farook's iphone. apple is asked to help the fbi get the data. steve patterson has more. >> officials say this may be the key as to who suspects were doing at the time of the shooting. they say they need the key to the phone in order to make progress. >> reporter: a federal judge tuesday ordered tech giant apple to help the fbi unlock the iphone of san bernardino mass shooter syed farook. apple said they needed reasonable technical assistance. authorities are trying to fill in the 18 missing minutes of the killers' actions after the shooting. >> the 18 minutes is critical. >> reporter: the fbi wants to know if anything on the phone can fill in the gap and if there are any other clues to the plot that left 14 people dead and 22 wounded. just last week, fbi director
panel, getting into farook's phone is key. >> we have one of the killer's phones that we haven't been able to open. it's been over two months and we're working on it. >> reporter: overnight, tim cook released a statement saying its cooperated with the fbi on the case but will fight the order. saying that the united states government demanded apple take an unprecedented step which threatens the security of our customers. it's far beyond the legal case at hand. cook has been an opponent of opening phones to the government. telling "60 minutes," it would make us all vulnerable. >> on your smartphone today, your iphone, there's likely health information, there's financial information, and you should have the ability to protect it. and the only way we know how to do that is to encrypt it. why is that? because if there is a way to get in, then somebody will find a way in. >> i want to be clear.
worried about is this built-in security software that could auto delete all the data on the phone when they try to crack it. like when you get locked out and put in the incorrect password in too many times. if you compare your iphone to the house, the feds aren't asking apple to open the door, just turn off the security alarm. >> a lot of complicated questions. let's turn to msnbc's chief legal correspondent. good morning. there are technical and legal questions. this isn't the typical case where the federal government gets a warrant and says, turn over this data or this phone. the judge is basically telling apple, come up with a way to unlock this information. to get this data. >> this is a huge story this morning. as you say, what the judge is asking for is not only to get the material, which apple says it doesn't have because it's well encrypted, but rather to help the feds get in and decrypt
so they can get it. >> the expertise. >> they're school for helpasking for help, not just content. >> tim cook says if we do it once, we put at risk all our customers. is that true? >> to the extent that this becomes the method. this becomes the so-called backdoor. what apple always said is, look, we're not holding back anything we have. we built really good security products, which people love for a wide variety of reasons. one of them is they know their stuff is safe and secure and private. we don't want to get in the business of creating a key that anyone can use. a hacker, a criminal or a terrorist. i talked to law enforcement sources about this. for years, it's been a priority, to the top of the fbi. this morning, we're seeing the highest escalation of it. you have a court order in the case that no one denyies is important. apple is saying, even in this
>> it'll be interesting to see where they go from here. >> apple is going to fight it all the way. this could go to the high court. >> ari, thank you. now to the race for the white house. as the republican presidential candidates fight for votes in south carolina ahead of saturday's primary, we'll hear from the front runner donald trump in a moment. we begin with nbc national correspondent peter alexander. good morning. >> good morning to you. donald trump has proven himself largely immune to attacks. but the latest criticism comes from president obama. president obama singling out the party front runner. saying the american people are sensible, and saying that he's confident that being president is a serious job. >> he has done such a lousy job as president. >> reporter: donald trump pouncing on president obama in the front runner's now famous fashion. >> you're lucky i didn't run last time when romney ran because you would have been a
after the president waded into the republican race, dismissing the former "apprentice" host's chances. >> i continue to believe mr. trump will not be president. it's not hosting a talk show or a reality show. it's not promotion. it's not marketing. it's hard. >> reporter: here in south carolina, the campaigns addy ss evolved into a bible belt brawl. >> ted holds up the bible and lies about so many things. >> reporter: trump fighting back after ted cruz released a video, warning voters that trump is playing games with the issue of abortion. >> a candidate that can't protect the right to life. can't be trusted to protect any of our other god-given rights either. >> reporter: jeb bush is relying on a third-place finish to propel him forward. >> is south carolina the last stand for jeb bush?
we're in it for the long haul. >> reporter: bush, who just replaced his glasses with contacts for the first time, believes americans need to take a closer look at trump's record. >> he's got a failed business record. more bankruptcies. he talks about how great he is in business when, in fact, he ripped off shareholders. >> reporter: later, comparing trump to a parking ingbarking dog. >> he says it louder and louder. you have to keep talking through it. it's not a skill set i ever envisioned being necessary to aspire to the presidency of the united states. but i've gotten better at it. rah rah, rah. >> reporter: adding new ammunition to the trail. a handgun captioned, america. it spun around parodies online. >> in south carolina, there's a strong history of getting it right. correctly picking the future republican nomine, all by once since 1980.
the latest poll, up 38 points. trailing behind him, ted cruz with 22. marco rubio in third. trump lost almost ten points of support from before last weekend's debate to after it. savannah? >> peter alexander, thank you. let's turn to donald trump now, who is on the phone. good morning. good to talk to you. >> good morning. >> i don't know if it's a distinction, but you have the sitting president, a democrat, and the former president, republican, republican bush, both kind of going after you this week. let me reiterate what president obama said. he said, it's not a talk show or reality, it's not promotion, marketing, not a matter of pandering and getting yourself on the news, it's serious. do you think this is a hurdle for you, a liability? the fact you were a reality show host, do you think you're having to prove you truly are serious? >> unlike jeb bush, who is really -- you look at what this
he's done. unlike what he said, i built an incredible business worth billions of dollars. i've won virtually every battle i've ever been in in business. it's what people want. they see it. the reality show, that was one thing i did, which became one of the -- as you know because it was on nbc -- became one of the most successful shows on television. >> does it cut your credibility? >> nba was brksnbc was begging me to continue to do it. frankly, my record in business has been phenomenal. i've built a great company and had tremendous success in what i'm doing now. we have bigger crowds than bernie sanders, by the way. he has second. we have a message. the message is basically that we have the worst president in the history of the united states, and he's done a terrible job. we have a mess in our country, between $19 trillion in debt and all of the other problems. we can't beat isis.
swiss cheese, as i said before. you know, we're a terribly run country, and we have a president that doesn't know what he's doing. he can make the statement and, of course, i'm obviously his worst night pair ifmare if i go in, but people are tired, angry and fed up. >> it's willie, good morning. >> morning. >> during the debate, people felt they were watching a democratic debate because of the positions you took criticizing george w. bush on the iraq war and 9/11, even planned parenthood. there are conservatives who are suspicious that you're a progressive in ways, having held those positions in the past. did you give them more reason to be suspicious with what you said on saturday? >> every poll said i won the debate. if you look at "time" magazine, their poll said i won the debate. i'm pro-life. i have a great record of being a conservative. i'm also a common sense
we have to do things with common sense. certainly, i'm the most conservative person there is on the border and on security, on the military, on taking care of our vets who are being taken care of horribly. i'm the most conservative person there is. we're going to end obamacare, which is a total and complete disease. disaster. we'll replace it with something better and less expensive. common core is an example. we're going to go to local education. i think i said most of these things. frankly, most people said i won the debate. >> donald, fair enough. your positions on george w. bush, you would agree, are minority positions inside the republican party? >> well, look, we should not he was the president. he took us into iraq. when you look at the migration, look at all of the problems in the middle east, it all started by going into iraq. i'm honest, whether it's republican or not republican, i
honest. he made a horrible decision when we went into iraq. about ted cruz? you've been saying for a while now that you have a question as to whether he's eligible under the constitution to run for president because of his birth in canada. you talk about a lawsuit. i guess my question to you is an old expression, why not put your money where your mouth is? if you think there is an issue there, why not go ahead and sue if you think this is an clarified? >> well, i may do that. he was born in canada. he lived there for three to four years. he was there for a long time. until 15 months ago, he was a citizen of canada, joint with us. >> you're saying you won't sue if he apologizes for the attack ads. >> no, i say i may do it. i may be doing him a favor. the democrats are going to sue him on that issue. many laywyers say you have to be born on the soil.
draw up the paperwork? >> we'll look at it. ted cruz holds up the bible and then he lies. he's lied about me having to do with the second amendment. i'm the strongest person on the stage on the second amendment. he said, donald trump doesn't like the second amendment. i'm the strongest person on the stage on many things. he says, donald trump isn't pro life. he did the same with ben carson. he said, ben carson is out of the race in iowa. he said, ben carson has left the race. had he not done that, i probably would have won, number one, but more importantly, ben carson was treated horribly by what this guy did. after the election ended, he called up ben carson to apologize. what good does that do? i don't think ben carson accepted the apology, and he shouldn't. fed ted cruz is a dishonest guy. a highly respected man said ted cruz is one of the most
yet, he talks about evangelical. that's why i'm leading in the evangelical vote. they see he is a dishonest person. >> you have a lot to say and we appreciate your time. unfortunately, we're out of here. >> thank you very much. >> by the way, mr. trump has a town hall tonight in charleston. starts at 8:00 eastern. democratic side, hillary clinton and bernie sanders both targeting minority voters who will be critical in nevada and south carolina. nbc news white house correspondent kristen welker is in chicago for us. >> secretary clinton will hold a get out the vote rally later today. she and senator sanders are locked in a fierce fight for african-american support. >> reporter: with an eye on south carolina, secretary clinton went to harlem tuesday,
to african-american voters. >> these are not only problems of economic inequality. these are problems of racial inequality. >> reporter: despite a nagging cough. >> too much to say. >> reporter: clinton energized the crowd, talking about education and taking a swipe at sanders, suggesting he's late to the conversation. >> you can't show up at election time and say the right thing and think that's enough. >> reporter: again, casting him as a single issue candidate. >> we aren't a single issue country. we face a complex set of economic, social and political challenges. >> reporter: at a rally in atlanta, close to 5,000, sanders didn't engage clinton. instead, sticking to his script, proposing changes to the criminal justice system, unarmed black men.
horrors that we have seen of unarmed african-americans being shot and killed by police officers. >> reporter: a new poll shows clinton with a convincing lead in south carolina. 56% to 38%, fuelled in large part by minority support. sanders is working to broaden his appeal. earlier tuesday, campaigned with erica garner, whose father died after a new york city police officer put him in a chokehold. sanders brush aside bill clinton's comments, saying his supporters are similar to tea partiers. >> i think some of the things president clinton has been saying are unfortunate. we shouldn't be making silly remarks. >> now, a new poll just out this morning shows there is a virtual dead heat in nevada. secretary clinton gets 48%. senator sanders gets 47%. it's difficult to get accurate polling in nevada, but political analysts are in broad agreement,
just three days before the caucuses. willie and savannah? >> tightening up. thanks so much. now to the debate over replacing justice antonin scalia. president obama waging into the republican opposition against him, naming scalia's successor. andrea mitchell has the latest on that. good morning. >> good morning, savannah. president obama is forcefully rejecting republican calls to let the next president nominate justice scalia's replacement. even as a handful of republican senators are breaking with their leaders and saying the obama nominee should at least get a fair hearing. >> the constitution is pretty clear about what is supposed to happen now. >> reporter: in california tuesday, president obama arguing high court. despite calls by republican leaders that the pick be left to his suckcesssuccessor. >> historically, this has not
there's no unwritten law that says that it can only be done on off years. text. >> reporter: even some republicans criticize what appeared to be a rush to the political barricade so soon after justice scalia's death. >> this was a misstep. first off, that is not the first thing you say within hours of the passing of someone like justice scalia. >> reporter: the president vowed to pick someone indisputably qualified. but with battle lines drawn, will the nominee even get a hearing? the republican senator in charge of any confirmation hearing, chuck grassley told iowa radio -- >> i would wait until the nominee is made before i would make any decisions. >> reporter: later, senator grassley seemed to backtrack, telling nbc news he's not open to a confirmation. remembrances for justice scalia
a cloth draped in his honor. he'll return one last time, lying in repose at the court's great hall, with a service set at the basilica at the national shrine in washington. law enforcement officials and the owner of the texas ranch where he died are completely ruling out foul play. saying a pillow found in his bed was above his head, not over his face, as some reports initially stated. >> the scalia vacancy is already a big issue for the 2016 candidates. with each side seeing an opportunity to determine the outcome of major issues like abortion and immigration, depending on who gains the majority in the close 5-4 decisions. >> thank you so much. a rare moment for pope francis on tuesday during his five-day trip to mexico. the pope became visibly irritated when overly eager people tugged on his sleeve from
fall into a man in a wheelchair. pope francis said in spanish, don't be selfish. the pontiff stepped back and waved to people a few more minutes before leaving. today, he'll hold a large outdoor mass. he also plans to speak to inmates at a prison and visit the u.s./mexico border. last night was the kennel club dog show. wrangler snubbed again. but we have our winner. >> c.j.! >> that's right. a german short haired pointer from california was best in show. the 3-year-old beat out more than 2,700 other dogs to win the nation's most prestigious dog competition. lucy finished second. congratulations to c.j. >> the "new york times" said the tension was thick in the air, and so was the smell of wet dog. it was a rainy day.
>> what's going on, al? look what happened in florida. tornadoes touching down. could have been an f-3 tornado there. then you go to the north. rochester, new york, a massive snowstorm bringing really all kinds of traffic to a standstill. a real mess there. in the next half hour, we're going to talk about a big change in our temperatures for a big portion of the country. we're going to get to your sfx: cell phone vibrates. yeah? (sigh) you're okay... he's okay, he made it! jason.. what do you mean? we were very bad boys. alexa what's in the news? alexa: here's the news, "alecbaldwin and jason schwartzman were seen mooning paparazzi.baldwin threw his shoe at photographers before making arun for it". my poor cashmere socks... alexa, will you order another pair of brescianis. reordering bresciani socks. okay listen... can you send some lawyers or something? (moaning)
behind bars.good morning... the time is... you're looking live at airport topping our news today... many people across southwest virginia are still dealing with power outages this morning. this comes after snow and ice brought down trees... and powerlines across the area. appalachian power officials are bringing in contractors and crews from tennessee and west virginia to help. right now thousands of appalchian power customers are still in the dark. roanoke county and roanoke city schools are delayed two hours ... five others schools will be closed. glenvar high...middle ... and elementary school are closed. patrick henry high school and woodrow wilson middle school also closed due to power outages. let's check in with storm team meterologist kristina montuori. today: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s tonight: partly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s
back inside stud owestudio 1a. apple saying the funprecedented step threatens security of its customers. ahead of saturday's primary, the republican candidates court voters in south carolina where donald trump is maintaining a solid lead in the newest polls. the feuds among the candidates prompted president obama to weigh in, saying he thinking trump will never become president. eagles of death metal made an emotional return to the stage in paris, who were playing at the bataclan theater during the terrorist attacks. there was heavy security before people entered last night. the government's allegedly stunning way of seeking replace of employment.
hard way when his old $1500 student loan turned into time behind bars. >> reporter: the federal government isn't kidding around. they want you to pay back your student loans. >> they will shrink themselves down to 2 inches high and hide in your pocket and take the money back, one dime at a time. >> reporter: worse, as one borrower tells it. >> skakhackles on my feet and waist, and placed in a cell. >> reporter: like many americans, paul owes from 29 years ago, when ronald reagan was president. he didn't expect u.s. marshals to come to his home in houston with an arrest warrant. >> with the interest on the $1500, it's now $5700. >> reporter: he thinks this could have been handled better. >> send a summons, a certified letter. not the marshals. >> reporter: the marshals say they tried that for three years,
door. he said he received one postcard which he thought was bogus and didn't respond. >> we spoke to him on the phone in 2013 at which time he said he wouldn't appear in court and they'd have to get him. >> reporter: when they went to his home last week with the warrant -- >> he yelled from inside, i have a gun. >> reporter: that's when they retreated, called for backup and returned with their gear. >> the stories are a little different. he seems to have forgotten a bit. >> reporter: after a brief time in custody, he was booked for disobeying a court order and released. >> were you afraid? >> totally. i couldn't believe it. >> reporter: the court ordered him to pay the $5700 he owes uncle sam. >> i need to pay that on increments starting in april. >> you can do that? jail -- >> reporter: he'll also have to pay nearly $1300 to the u.s. marshall service, the bill to do
>> people shouldn't be afraid the u.s. marshals are going to kick the door down. this was an extreme case. >> reporter: and a tough lesson. >> authorities saying they aren't making a practice of this. it was an extreme case. he didn't answer the summons. >> i just made a payment on my student loans, just to be safe. let's get a check of the weather, al. >> ready for the warm weather? >> yeah! >> we have the forecast for you. big ridge of high pressure. jet stream up to the north. temperatures for today. 55 in casper. wichita wichita, 68. dallas, 74. tomorrow, record highs in the rockies, the plains. temperatures 25 to 35 degrees above normal. friday, it goes from the rockies birmingham, 69. orleans.
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this is when we crack, grab the doughnut or slice of cake. what if a woman, a stranger, walked up and asked you to help her cheat on her diet and lie for her? would you do it? our hidden cameras are rolling and these reactions are priceless. >> so good. >> reporter: who doesn't love a free sample? >> i want this cake so bad. >> reporter: but this woman is on a diet. >> my boyfriend is in the back eating a salad. he can't know i'm eating this cake. >> reporter: will the shoppers keep her secret? >> baby, what are you doing?. >> reporter: when even she is busted by her judgey boyfriend. our hidden cameras are in place at grassroots natural market in morristown, new jersey. >> zoom in on that woman there. >> reporter: we're watching every bite. >> i'm on a diet. keep a lookout for my boyfriend. >> okay. >> reporter: the woman stands guard. >> oh, my.
he'd kill me. >> throw away the rest of it. >> >> the woman is left with a cake. she's making a beeline for the garbage, to throw away the evidence. >> did she have a bite? >> i didn't see anything. >> that looks like chocolate. >> i think it's makeup. >> hi. jeff rossen from nbc news. how are you? >> good. how are you? >> this is a social experiment. >> sometimes, you have to have a little bit of a cheat so you can stay on a long-term plan. >> you helped her cheat? >> i did. >> girl power. >> girl power. go, yeah. >> reporter: turns out, that girl power is strong. this next woman also watches her eat the cake and lies to protect her. >> is she eating cake? >> no. >> reporter: she's about to go further. >> we're good friends from way back. >> play that again.
>> reporter: they're complete strangers. >> is that yours? >> yeah. look at me, i eat a lot of cake. >> seriously? >> yeah. >> reporter: the women are sticking together. how will the men react? >> my boyfriend is coming, take it! >> reporter: she stuck him with the cake. what will he do when the boyfriend confronts him. >> man to man, was she eating cake? you can tell me. yes, she was? i didn't say a word. >> reporter: the nod confirms everything. the next man tells on her, too. >> that's a yes? >> reporter: when we think all the men are tattlers and the women her protecters, along comes this guy. about to give us the biggest surprise of the day. >> i'm breaking my diet. i'm not supposed to. >> reporter: he's enjoying his free sample and doesn't mind sharing. >> you're going to feed me? >> i won't. >> my boyfriend is in the back. he's going to freak. >> he ain't gonna know nothing. >> you won't say anything? >> i wear to god.
>> down that quick. >> once i start, i can't stop. >> reporter: he's laughing now, but not for long. >> they got the beets you like. >> oh! >> what is going on? this is his. >> reporter: she's pointing the finger at him. will he keep her secret. >> it's mine. >> it's yours? >> yeah. >> why is she holding your -- >> i didn't have room to put it all on my plate. >> sir, did i have anything? >> no. >> reporter: he won't budge. >> i saw her -- >> i swear to god. she was just holding it. i'm a gluten. i'm greedy. >> i have to meet this guy. >> you were nice to her. >> i was. >> you took the blame, two pieces of cake. >> i had to help a damsel in distress. >> we're all in this together. >> we are. >> love that guy. oh! we wonder how you'd react. we've been doing these facebook chats all week. i'm doing another one when i
i can answer your comments and questions live. go to facebook.com/rossen reports. what do you think? >> that guy, i like that guy. >> i think he was also hitting on her. >> when they feed each other. >> when he starts feeding her. >> when i saw it, i was like, right. >> we don't like judgey boyfriends, is the verdict. >> jeff, thank you. still to come, hello, good-bye. paul mccartkartcartny denied entry on music's biggest night. (vo) making the most out of every mile.
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we're back at 7:49. carson is in the orange room. >> how are you guys? so it was late on a friday when this spray dog was brought into andy mathis, care clinic in georgia. the dog was in rough shape. the doctor reached out for advice on facebook and got an overwhelming response to try to save the dog. the dog was called gracie claire, and the doctor has been sharing progress daily online. day six, up a couple pounds. day 16, getting stronger. it was this heartwarming video here that touched a lot of people. the doctor realized that gracie wasn't eating one morning, so he decided to hop into her crate to comfort her, bringing his breakfast along.
6 million times. rene writing, this restores my faith in humanity. so beautiful to see the love, care and compassion you're showing this sweet little girl. prayers for her. the clinic posting pictures showing gracie well enough to move in with the bigger dogs. hopefully, she'll find a permanent home soon. >> i bet she will. >> a lot of people wanted to adopt her after that video. that's a good thing. everybody wants her now. >> i love it. so awesome. >> such big hearts. >> thanks for warming our hearts, carson. >> she should have a breakfast with wrangler. >> just you. >> oh, just me? come on, wrangler. >> have fun in there. >> you have company. >> i'll help you out there. >> thanks. >> i thought he was getting in
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>> we want to prioritize the emotional well-being of the students for long academic success. plus, game on. >> what an idea that your doctor might write you out a prescription to play a video game. >> we'll see it in the next couple years. >> could a video game help us stay sharp? an inside look at new technology that has doctors excited about reversing the effects of aging on the brain. two hot to handle? ryan reynolds goes one on one with hugh jackman, asking what everybody wants to know. >> do you ever age? >> today, wednesday, february 17th, 2016. >> good morning, buffalo! >> we just got engaged.
celebrating 50 years. everybody wants to ride >> happy 42nd birthday in louisiana! >> whew! it's 8:00 on "today," wednesday, february 17th. it is down right pleasant on our plaza this morning. we have a nice family here. a lot of folks out on the plaza. what did you see? >> that's a guy in a dog suit, i think. >> i think it's a real dog. >> good looking dog. >> look at him. >> it is? >> awesome. coming up, can you have your burger and eat healthy, too? siri daly, the better half of this man here, has a delicious burger. let's get a check of the top
apple says it will fight a judge's order over the phone of san bernardino shooter syed farook. investigators have been unable to access data from farook's phone more than two months after the shooting that left 14 people dead. on tuesday, a federal judge ordered apple to help the fbi hack into farook's encrypted iphone. apple's ceo tim cook opposes what he calls an unprecedented step, which he says has imple implacations beyond the case at hand. president obama is vowing to pick an indisputably qualified nominee for the supreme court to replace the late antonin scalia. the president's comments follow calls from some republicans who want the replacement left up to the next president. the president rejects those calls, saying republicans are reading something into the constitution that isn't there. a follow-up on a story we told you about last year, about a florida woman who live-streamed a night of partying and her drive home
people who watched whitney on periscope called 911 to report her. now, in a plea deal, she's not getting jail time but she gets 12 months probation, 150 hours community service, six-month suspended driver's license, and she cannot visit any bars. the cost of prescription drugs keeps going up in the u.s., even for generic drugs. a new company wants to shake up the drug industry and bring costs down. details from olivia sterns. >> reporter: a nurse outside chicago struggle to pay for her $400 prescription drug bill. taking cymbalta and high cholesterol medications and blood pressure. she was searching for coupons. >> when i got to the pharmacy with the coupon, they'd run the code and it wasn't real. >> reporter: then she stumbled upon blink health. drugs are marked down by as much as 95%.
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been cut to just $77 a month. >> what did you think when you saw that at first? >> i wanted to cheer. nobody wants to spend their money on medicine if you don't have to. >> reporter: saving money and time to enjoy life's precious moments. olivia sterns, nbc news, chicago. >> good idea. something we can all use, for sure. >> natalie, thank you. now to some royal news making headlines this morning. >> the duchess of cambridge turning kensington palace into her home office for a cause near and dear to her heart. kelly cobiella is there. >> good morning. we all know how private prince william and the duchess of cambridge kate are. today, they've thrown open the doors to their palace. there is a newsroom in there behind me. they've invited in a team from the huffington post. they're talking about child's
and the importance of early prevention. kate has put on her journalist editor. >> reporter: the duchess of cambridge turned guest editor, for the day. with reporters and bloggers in her kensington palace home, to highlight a cause close to her heart. >> how long does it take to change and update? >> reporter: launching the campaign, young minds matter, kate gets personal, writing that she and prince william hope to encourage george and charlotte to speak about their feelings and to give them the tools and sensitivity to be supportive peers to their friends as they get older. sharing your feelings is not necessarily a royal tradition. it began to change with princess diana. now, another bold step from kate. >> she is a person who is known globally, and we're a firm known globally. when the two come together, it can be very powerful. >> reporter: the duchess says the mental health of our
important as their physical health. >> i knew that i was lucky. my parents and teachers provided me with a wonderful and secure childhood. i always knew i was loved, valued and listened to. but, of course, many children aren't so lucky. >> reporter: even kids younger than 5 could be suffering in silence, she says. >> imagine if everyone was able to help just one child who needs to be listened to, needs to be respected and needs to be loved. we could make such a huge difference for an entire generation. >> reporter: huffington post research shows 1/3 of parents worry they'll look like bad mothers and fathers if their child has a mental health problem. by writing and talking about it, the duchess is hoping to change that. >> and another big name involved in the campaign today. first lady michelle obama, who has written a blog about mental health issues, and veterans. the idea is to go global with
already, the #young minds matter is trending in the uk and in the u.s. this morning. guys, the work in this very fancy newsroom will continue throughout the afternoon. >> kelly cobiella, thanks so much. coming up in trending, a man loses his wallet, gets it back, but with a message from one very -- i don't know if it can be an honest -- a candid person. plus, he wants the white house. instead, he gets "full house." how jimmy fallon introduced donald trump to the tanners. and a virtual world that could soon become a game-changing reality. to help reverse the effects of
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when you were picking names for your kids, what was important? tradition? >> family names. >> yeah. >> today.com asked this question. what were people thinking about when they picked the name. 60% said they liked the sound of the name they picked. i like that. 27% said family roots. 13%, inspired by celebrity or historical figure. the survey also asked about this idea of name stealing. have you heard about this? you call dibs on a name and none of your friends or family can use the name. >> oh, yeah. >> you agree, like you say -- let's say you don't have kids but say, i like the name, kim, kids that? >> definitely. >> you're on the record. >> you have to claim your turf. >> interesting. >> we wanted to name nick benjamin after her dad, but her sister had claimed benjamin. >> i think families claim it. i know friends who live in different parts of the country
across the country named their kid the same thing. >> if you're across the country, it's fine. >> there's a 200 mile limit. >> is that what it is? >> i had violet and then jennifer garner and ben affleck stole it. >> 57% say it's not cool if you steal a name. 43% name stealing isn't a thing. >> it's not. >> by the way, most people say they like traditional names over trendy ones. >> we love the name -- i always loved madison. siri went to college with madison and said, oh, no. marley, and i was like, bob marley. >> knocking off names left and right. >> we like strong names. >> it was a challenge. >> strike. >> i got a great new york story for you guys.
he lost his wallet early at a concert and it contained $100 in cash, credit cards and his driver's license. the story has a happy ending, sort of. his wallet arrived in the mail. here came the letter along with it from the man who found it. quote, i found your wallet and driver's license and address. here's your credit cards and other important stuff. but, the man adds this, i kept the cash because i needed weed. the metro card for the subway because, well, the fare is $2.75 now. and the wallet, because it's cool. enjoy the rest of your day. anonymous. >> oh, my gosh. >> this is a new york story. only in new york. >> he returned -- >> i appreciate the honesty. using the money. >> the driver's license is the hardest thing to replace. >> i know.
>> was a grammy legend turned away from an afterparty? one of the most iconic musicians of all time, winner of grammy awards, but it's not enough to get sir paul mccartney into a grammys afterparty. he was reportedly turned away from a hollywood nightclub not once but twice. sir paul was heard asking, how vip do we got to get? he was telling inging the musician, beck, who he was with, we need another hit. here's the catch, that party, hosted by rapper tyga. on twitter, tyga denied he was behind the snub. he said he didn't know mccartney was out there and the nightclub is saying paul mccartney was in party. >> who cares, it's paul >> any party. >> oh, sir tyga.
his new job, apparently, entertainment reporter. he interviews hugh jackman about "eddie the eagle." >> do you do all your own acting? >> the sex scenes, i do them. >> that's where the craft is. my next question is from a blake lively from new york city, new york. he writes, hugh, i tried calling you on the phone and you didn't answer. are we still meeting at the hotel this afternoon. i don't have much time because ryan is having a mani/pedi from 3:to 3:00 to 4:00. i'm getting a mani/pedi. that's weird. >> ryan's wife is blake lively. not a he but a she. funny. next, jimmy fallen'sonfallon's take on "fuller house." he had something to fill the role of michelle tanner, donald trump.
otherwise, the clinton would be in the white house again. i mean, who wants to see something from the '90s come back in 2016? >> in the end, the whole family came together to sing the show's theme song. that's your pop start for today, guys. >> thank you, sir. now let's get a check of the weather from mr. roker. >> let's show you what we have going on. we've got a big system making its way into the pacific northwest. showers, stretching from seattle all the way to los angeles. news. the front has moved off the calmed down. chilly around the upper great lakes but look how hot. 90s into southern california and southwestern arizona. 80s through texas. we will have a little bit of a clipper across, bringing snow to the great lakes and parts of beautiful weather through the gulf coast. even down into florida. temperatures a little cooler than usual. windy weather in southern california. the heat builds in the southwest
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now to our special series, living longer, living better. >> cynthia is back. this time, explaining why it's anything but game over when it comes to an aging mind. good morning. >> could be good news. this week, we've taken you to ecuador and iceland in our search for the secrets of living longer and living more healthy lives. today, our journey takes us to an imaginary world that may help our aging brains act young again. >> where are we? >> this is in another world. >> here are your targets. >> i have to respond to the red creatures, to catch them. >> reporter: it may look and sound like something we nag our kids to stop playing.
>> reporter: but a top neuro neuroscientist says this is not just a game. he believes one day, it could be more powerful than any drug in helping aging brains act young again. >> what an idea, that your doctor might write you out a prescription to play a video game. >> i think we'll see it in the next couple years. >> the next couple years? >> i do. >> reporter: brain training games are already a big industry. last month, lumosity paid a $2 million settlement to the federal trade commission for suggesting their games could stave off memory loss, dementia and alzheimer's. claims the fdc said the company could not back up with science. but the company says itthe rigger of their research, though they've discontinued that marketing language. at the university of california san francisco, this doctor says he wants to leave no doubt that
he took five years to develop one game called neuro racer. he and his team tested it on dozens of people between 60 and 85 years old. >> looking for your ability to resist distractions. >> reporter: like this 67-year-old, ann stewart. >> forgetting things or leaving them behind, come back in the house three times for the same thing. well. >> reporter: after they played neuro racer three times a week for a month, the doctor saw something incredible. >> we found that they improved their ability to multi-task beyond the level of even 20-year-olds who played it a single visit. >> i don't sit around worrying about losing my mind. >> reporter: the scientific community heralded the work as a game changer. >> it's not snake oil. >> reporter: in his book "smarter," dan investigated the science of building brainpower. >> not junk science. there's serious work going on. it finds that doing these kinds
some people, be really helpful. >> so there's hope for the aging brain? >> definitely hope. >> reporter: don't rush to the app store yet because the game rs not is not on the market. he's putting them through more tests. >> we want to do the research to really bring confidence, to members of the field and the public, that when it arrives in their hands, they know it's going to do what we say it's going to do. >> reporter: he's developing new games, including one called body brain trainer. mixing brain training with a gym workout. he says after three months, tests showed his 47-year-old brain performed more like a 20-year-old. >> medicine has worked so hard and has done a great job at making us live longer, but living longer without living better is just missing the main point. >> what do we do? >> reporter: as for my aging brain -- >> you're doing well. i don't know if you play a lot of games. >> i've never played a game before. i'm a natural.
what the doctor ordered. >> i feel smarter already. >> perfect. >> okay. >> i love the noises. >> it was fun. what can i say? the doctor hopes to market the games toths ss to the public when he completes his studies. the fda is evaluating one of his games as a treatment for adhd. he hopes the games will be approved for alzheimer's and dementia, as well, one day. >> angry birds doesn't count? >> i don't think so. >> it looks like mario cart. >> then we tell our kids, don't do that. anyway, it was fun and we tried to get it so you all could play. too top secret to let the "today" show anchors play with. >> remind me not to get with you in a car when you're behind the wheel. playing that game. the technology is exciting. >> thank you.
living longer. good series. thank you. let's head upstairs to carson and siri. >> on the topic of living longer, healthier lives, here's my lovely wife, cooking up a storm. we have a take on an american classic of burger and fries, but these aren'trutabaga. >> that'll be coming up. little cooking to help you live agood morning... the time is... you're looking live at.... topping our news today...
charges in the death of her son after his remains were found in her car 10 years after he went missing. court documents show that tonya slaton was indicted earlier this month on a second degree murder charge. the indictment alleges that slaton killed her son, quincy davis, in 2005 when he was around 15 years old. state police pulled slaton over last june for an expired registration. that's when the remains were found. the medical examiner has not yet determined why davis died.### let's check in with storm team meterologist kristina montuori. today: increasing sunshine with highs in the upper 40s tonight: partly cloudy with lows in the upper 20s thursday: mostly sunny with highs in the middle 40s friday: sun & clouds with highs in the upper 40s & lower 50s saturday: sun & clouds with highs in the lower 60s
morning, everybody. it's 8:30. wednesday, february 17th, 2016. great to have you along with us. nice day out here on our plaza. we have the gang all here, except for matt, who is enjoying some time off this week. the weather has warmed up nicely. >> by the time we get to the end of the week, you'll be -- >> how high is it going to get? >> saturday, it'll be 55. >> amazing. coming up, from reading headlines to making them, a local tv news anchor opens up for the first time about the mistake that ended her career. and how hitting rock bottom provided the foundation to rebuilding her life. plus, mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the evillest of them all? "the huntsman" won't be in theaters for month but we have a sneak peek of the star-studded cast and their twisted characters. >> all right.
healthy way. siri daly has ingredients that could add years to your life. that's a good burger. >> it's wrangler wednesday. to celebrate, wrangler is live right now on "today's" facebook page. >> he's excited. >> you can get a behind the scenes tour of our studio. go to facebook.com/today and hit like. tag along with wrangler once he wakes up. >> it's your day, wake up! >> come on, wrangler. ain't nothing but a hound dog, crying all the time >> you should see him on christmas. >> let's get a check of the weather. >> let's show you what we've got. starting with today, we are looking at wet weather from the pacific northwest all the way into central and eventually southern california. windy conditions. we're looking at snow as the clipper comes across the great lakes. look for sunshine along the gulf coast. chillier in the mid-atlantic
tomorrow, that continues. the snow expands into the rockies and the cascades. wet weather into southern california. windy through the central plains and snow around the great lakes. sunshine is hanging around here. plenty of sunshine and temperatures warming up from the midsection of the country and spreading east. to be your valentine? you're a little behind. >> i know. >> couple days but it's awfully
>> that's your latest weather. >> thank you very much, roker. couples. if you love "my big fat greek wedding" and it reminded you of your family, we've partnered with "my big fat greek wedding 2" for a chance to win your dream wedding. share your love story and include your family. maybe we'll choose you for our big fat today wedding. go to today.com/weddings for all the rules and regulations. apply before february 26th. good luck. savannah? >> carson, thank you. now to a story that raises the question, should one mistake define your life? it's a story of a local tv news anchor in tuscan, arizona. it's a woman i worked with for years. four years ago, the former anchor made a terrible split-second decision. after feeling the pressures of aging in a career that put the
she has never spoken out about this experience in a tv interview until now. >> reporter: for 35 years, martha was the queen of tuscan, arizona. >> being from here gives me a special connection to the stories we cover in southern arizona. >> reporter: respected, trusted, beloved. i experienced this firsthand, working with her at local station kvoa, early in my career. >> did you love being a news anchor? >> i actually love the responsibility of informing people. for me, it was kind of a job that i felt like i was born to do. >> when you're in the public eye, people expect you to always be a certain way. how did you manage that? >> one of the things that i was known for when i was on the air is for my big smile and my hardy laugh. i did that every day. i put that on every day, even when i wasn't laughing or smiling inside. i knew that that was my job.
of a career in the public eye took its toll, and martha was fearful of losing the job she loved. >> there's a shelf life for anchor women in our business. i remember saying to myself, i'm never going to stick around that long so i can start to be depreciated. i'm going to leave before they start edging me out. i didn't. i didn't do it, and i wish i had. >> so that brings us to february 2012. >> mm-hmm. >> tell me about that day, what happened? >> i had been very depressed about what was going on at work, so i went to the mall, i bought a pair of shoes, shopped around, got stuff, and then i took a blouse, i took a top. i walked out. the store guard came after me and said, did you know that you have that in your bag? at that point, i guess i could have said, oh, my god, do i?
slipped my mind. there. for it? i said, no. i don't think i was. and there began my nightmare. >> reporter: and it was. immediately, news reports of martha's shoplifting incident was everywhere. the following monday, she was asked to resign. >> why do you think that you acted out in that way? it doesn't seem your character. >> no. >> at all. >> i think that i just wanted to stop the madness. i wanted to stop my unhappiness. i didn't know how to do it myself. i think i knew deep down in my heart that if i shoplifted something, you know, just like any other crime, you would lose your job. so instead of saying good-bye to kvoa and having a lovely farewell and doing it the right
i will regret that till the day i die. >> reporter: martha fell into a deep depression, not leaving her home for months. not even getting off her couch. >> depression is this heaviness, this feeling like hopelessness. like, there's no solution to your problem. you might as well just end it all. >> did you feel suicidal? >> i thought about it. i thought about it because i thought that my daughter would be better off without me. my husband would certainly be better off without me because he could find somebody that wasn't a shoplifter. i mean, this is all going on in my head. >> reporter: finally, at her husband's suggestion, the family moved from tuscan to washington state, caught help from a psychiatrist hypnotherapist. >> it allowed me to forgive myself, which was the piece of
put together. >> you're the martha i've known, full of life, joy and full of life and laugh. do you feel this process is what helped you get that back? >> i do. it was the spark that had gone dark in my life. >> reporter: now, four years later, martha is back in her hometown of tuscan, arizona, looking forward to opening a hypnotherapy franchise of her own. >> i was either going to go home with my tail between my legs or show people that what happened to me can happen to anyone. that it was a mistake. that we all make mistakes. that one bad chapter does not end the story. that was chapter 7. i'm now on chapter 8 and 9 and moving toward chapter whatever. >> what a great story. i think she will give so many people courage, perhaps, to do something that they have wanted to do. >> it's unusual circumstances, but i think a lot of people can relate to not dealing with things that might be happening
would be unexpected, even to them. i think, most importantly, she shows a graceful way back. >> what was it like for you? somebody you grew up watching, to sit across and talk to her like that? >> you know, martha and i -- not only did i watch her growing up in tuscan, then we were colleagues and stayed friends. i know when this happened and it was all in the headlines, i tried to reach out to her. she was just -- it was hard. i think the message she received is you're in the defined by one thing. your friends will always love you. i'm very, very proud of her. >> it's great that she's doing so well now. >> yes. >> that story, she seemed so nice. she deserves a second chance and a new opportunity. now, that's chapter 8 and 9, going well. >> can't judge someone on their worst day. >> may we all not be judged that way. >> except willie. >> i knew you were going to say that. it was a bad day though. >> it was. a new take on snow white.
first, we're back at 8:42. we have a sneak peek at a highly anticipated film with a lot of star power. >> "the huntsman" tells the story that comes before the tale of snow white. katie got a chance to talk to the cast, the fairest of them all. >> it's a fairy tale you're hoping for, prepare yourself for so much more. >> reporter: yes, "the huntsman, winter's war" has everything, three strong female characters and chris hemsworth. >> you will become my huntsman. >> reporter: the time before snow white. two evil sisters threaten the land with darkness. >> we have much to do. we will bring fear.
and his secret lover, warrior sarah, can stop them. >> you look stunning. >> a lot of competition with hemsworth in the room. >> prettiest of us all. >> mirror, mirror on the wall. >> whoever gets the mirror will be unstoppable. >> lovely. >> it's what you get for working with three girls. >> so happy. >> i'm told it's a little less dark than "snow white and the huntsman." >> claws and stuff. it's dark, actually. >> i mean, it is -- there's more humor. i think it's not as dark, yeah. >> what are you going to do, take on two evil sisters and their entire army? >> pretty much. >> it's a prequel. >> prequel to the sequel. back story that my character in
to snow white about his wife, it's filling in the blanks. also, where the huntsman came from. >> i once had a wife. i let her out of my sight, and she was gone. >> you play the wife that we heard about in the last movie, right? >> a fellow huntswoman working in the army of freya. >> world of women. >> i'm the old queen. there's a new one now. >> are you just as evil? >> i don't know if i'm just as evil. there's a sad back story to why she becomes who she is and as cruel has she is. it's a great villain to play. >> men have forgotten what it means to be afraid. >> do you feel a little bit maybe intimidated because you were so believably evil in the last one, which i can only
in real life? i'm just kidding. >> i was nervous. charlize is so mean. >> hello, i've missed you. >> you seem to be having a good time already, the four of you hanging out. >> i love fantasy. >> i do, too. >> especially playing a queen, you vamp it up and it's so fun. >> if you do go to the pub tonight, you should show up in these outfits. >> then we'll get to the pub. >> reporter: you've been warned. for "today," katie, nbc news, london. >> incredible cast. >> yeah. amazing. >> the first was great. >> "the huntsman" from universal hits theaters in april. up next, forget are you smarter than a fifth grader?
we have a story of a young fashion designer making quite a splash on the scene, attracting attention for her style and her age. tamron has her story. >> good morning. breaking into the hyper come pet competitive world of fashion design is no small feet. iffy is not your average designer. after constantly bullied for her size, iffy came up with a creative way to respond. by creating her own line of clothing which includes plus size outfits. to top that off, this kid has found her way now to the catwalk. >> reporter: at new york's fashion week, the runways showcase the world's top designers. now, one fresh face is jumping into the spotlight. >> telling me how good i am at fashion. >> reporter: at just 10 years old, egypt, who goes by "iffy,"
child designer dressing curvy models. she's loving every second of it. >> sometimes i get my model's ideas and we agree on it and i make it. >> reporter: iffy began designing clothes after she was repeatedly bullied at school, often because of her size. >> i was bullied. they called me all kinds of names. one time i was stabbed with a pencil. >> reporter: iffy decided to fight back with her creativity and grandmother's sewing machine. >> she started making dogs with a sewing needle. she started designing clothes and sketching. >> reporter: it wasn't long before iffy was trading bullying for business, by launching chubby line, which she describes as bringing africa to america, one design at a time. >> when i see her line, i see a future in the fashion industry. >> fashion week, to see her at 10 years old, i felt so great. >> reporter: her threads are for
iffy loves to share her inspiring fashions with everyone. >> i like how you can interact with fabrics. get new ideas. >> reporter: it's her edgempowering message that makes iffy stand out. >> i turned negative attention into positive attention. [ applause ] >> okay, we're all in love with her. you have to admit, the entire time i was learning about her story, i kept thinking about beyonce's song "formation." stay classy and let your success be your revenge. her business model is the revenge on the bullies. now, she's a role model for a bunch of kids and adults, honestly. >> really talented. >> love her. >> it's a one name thing, too. iffy. i'm? >> cher. you know you're big when you have one name. she's so cute. >> great story. up next, can burgers save your life? just kidding. but can they help you live longer? we'll find out when we join ms.
first, this is "today" on we're back at 8:53 with today food as part of our living longer, living better series. we have recipes that aren't just delicious but full of ingredients that may help you live longer. siri daly is here with two types of healthy burgers. good to see you. >> good to see you. >> we have our tasting crew,
>> is he in the cage? >> no, not in the cage. >> have you been in the doghouse before? >> he's used to the doghouse. >> we're doing chickpea burgers. >> we're going to add cumin, salt and pepper, cilantro and garlic. we want to pulse it until it reaches a paste-like consistency. >> i never know how long to whisk these up. oh, put it on the other way, you're saying. i'm helpful, aren't i? >> it doesn't take long. see how it resembles that consistency? then we're going to remove it from there and put it in a bowl. add some mushrooms and carrots. we do these separately so we can get different textures. it's pastey.
>> take two. >> can you swapyou the swap vegetables. remove those. now we're going to add the chickpea mixture to the veggies. do you want to grab the egg? we'll add the egg and the flour and some panko. we're going to mix it all up. this will make four burgers. >> okay. >> over here, we have them already formed. i'm going to add them to this hot skillet. get the skillet hot so it adds the crispy texture to your important in a veggie burger, especially. these are great burgers. he's a tough critic. >> we made them the other night. it's fantastic. >> it gets krit by ss crispy on the outside because it's mushy on the inside. >> back here, we have mushroom
we have mushrooms, lentils, worcester -- which i still don't know how to say the word. >> you nailed it. i don't know how to say it. >> i pulsed these in the food processor to make them fine. this is a cooled mixture. added the worcester. >> twice, back to back, wow. >> worcester sauce. >> we'll add the cooked lentils, an egg and bread crumbs again. one. >> exactly. >> all right. >> then we'll mix that up. mix it a little bit. >> sure. here. skillet. then -- >>rutabaga. >> routeutabaga fries. >> tell me about that. >> i didn't know you could cook with rutabaga. >> it's delicious. >> all right. >> double thumbs up downstairs.
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performance as tiny in ""zoolander 2."" l that and more coming up 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. >> good morning. it's wednesday morning, february 17th, 2016. i'm willie with al, natalie and tamron. we have a great crowd on the plaza. this is my morning jam. great song. " "losers" by the weekend featuring labrinth. get the clean version if you're playing it with kids, is what i'll say. there is a showdown between apple and the fbi. a federal judge has ordered apple to help the fbi unlock the phone of san bernardino mass
authorities trying to fill in 18 missing minutes of farook and his wife tashfeen's whereabouts on the day. the company said it's cooperating with the fbi but will fight the order. cook said the united states government has demanded apple take an unprecedented step, which threatens the security of our customers. we oppose this order which has implications far beyond the legal case at hand. cook told cbs's "60 minutes" in december that opening phones to the government makes us all vulnerable. here's what he said. >> on your smartphone today, your iphone, there's likely health information, there's financial information, and you should have the ability to protect it. the only way we know how to do that is to encrypt it. why is that? it's because if there's a way to get in, then somebody will find a way in. >> basically, tim cook and apple
begin to explore the idea of hacking into a backdoor because then that's out there. the technology exists. encryption. >> right. a lot of people watch this and say, can't you get into the one phone without putting the rest of us at risk? that's the back and forth that's happening now. >> it's similar to what happened after 9/11, with the act. how much of your security? as a result, we learned a lot more about the nsa than we as americans wanted them to do. whatever you think of snowden, he was part of opening our eyes to that. interesting. >> the government is basically worried about built-in security software that could auto delete all the data on the phone when they try to crack it. then they're out for good and can't get the information they need. in the months later but in the middle of an investigation, if you're trying to track somebody down.
physically, fbi agents, go to apple, watch over them while they do it and give the phone back. >> it's not that simple. they're worried that not just the fbi, what the government can do. right now, you may trust the government. ten years from now, you may not trust the government. the otherish shoo ishsue is, once it's created, who is going to protect that secret? can the chinese hack and get the information? it's potential threats internationally, is their point. >> apple, i think, the argument is clearly understandable. but i think in the case where you had terrorists in the country, a lot of people look at it that way and say, yeah, it should be -- >> that was the question after 9/11. >> i can tell you law enforts enforcement in new york and other big cities feel they don't get enough cooperate from the silicon valley companies. the companies are protecting that you are customers first. >> there's a lot of conversation going on about this, including mark zuckerberg. >> we've been watching pope
it's a six-day trip to mexico. earlier this week, you saw the touching video of him walking down the al-- from the altar and blessing this wheat child in the wheelchair. it was a touching moment. yesterday, we saw what became a tense moment, actually. the pontiff is one who likes to really get in with the crowds and surround himself with united states when he visited. people. unfortunately, the situation seemed like it got a little out of hand for him. he was at a western city, greeting the fans at this open-air mass. you see there a person reaching over the barricade and pulling at his robe. he crashes into a man in the wheelchair. the pope got a little peeved, which i think we can all understand. he's 79 years old, too, being pulled and yanked on to a person
he basically said, don't be selfish. what's wrong with you? stop being so selfish. clearly understandable in that moment. scary for the person in the wheelchair, too. >> i don't think it was about him. i think he was like, watch out for this person in the wheelchair. >> i think it's the first time we saw the pope lose his cool a little bit maybe. >> to protect someone. >> it's a reaction i think any of us would show. >> we love this guy. >> another guy we love on the program who called in here before, prince. now, prince is just not anybody, of course. when prince takes a passport photo, he takes a passport photo. he tweeted this out. prince rogers nelson. >> is that blue steel? >> it's gone viral. he has the afro, he has the cheeks. he has it all going on. >> i mean, the pursed lips, the whole thing. >> the what lips? >> pursed lips.
photo photoshoot. >> it probably was. >> i'm sure it was. >> only prince could have a passport photo like that. >> who is cooler than that guy? i'm racking my brain. >> next time, i'll do the blue steel for my passport photo. you can't smile anymore, right? >> you have to have a neutral expression. that's so hard. >> i look like i'm grimacing or like i'm so angry. >> i look like i shouldn't be let in countries. mine is like, don't let her in. the problem is, it's probably lighting, as well. when we mere mortals get our passport, we're on the wall. no light, no nothing. >> he has nice shading, the whole thing. >> contouring. i don't know what's going on there. move on. so this caught our attention. amazeing video of a high flying dunk routine. this is liberty university's
they mix acrobatics, trampoline -- >> oh! >> is that crazy? >> central bantist church. that's a church i want to go to. >> it's in virginia. >> look at that, breaks the backboard. >> crazy. >> drop the mic, right? >> everybody say, amen. everybody say, hallelujah! >> through the legs, too. bam! >> incredible. >> good move. >> the church we need to go to and visit, virginia. >> what do you have going on, mr. roker? >> we're going to our facebook wall in the orange room. it's day 16 of our 25 days of give aways. this is a great prize. we've got a nordic track bike from sears, worth $600. we want you to go to facebook.com/today's take. you'll see a picture of it. you can like us and register to win. let's see how many people have liked us. 275,000. that's, what, 21,000 up from earlier, from yesterday.
we're closing in on 300,000. let's let johnny back up here safely, our camera guy. please go to facebook.com/today's take. like us. if we get to 300,000 tomorrow, tamron says you can go through her wardrobe. >> no, i didn't. >> rummage through it. >> i didn't say that. no, no, no. lori says it is national act of did you know that? >> i did not. i said as an act of kindness -- >> you'll let people go through your wardrobe? >> if we hit a million. >> that's so nice of you. >> not 300,000. oh, my gosh. look at this, jet stream, way up to the north. unseasonally mild weather. possible parts of the southwest seeing records. phoenix, 91 degrees. amarillo, 78. dallas, 74. tomorrow, look at the record highs from the rockies to the plains. 25 to 35 degrees above average.
look at this, cleveland, you're at 51. little rock, 70. dallas, 80 degrees. on saturday, the heat continues to move east. new york city, 54. jacksonville, 75. same in jackson. amazing. let's see how many people want a chance to go through tamron's wardrobe. getting close! fantastic. that's what's going on around
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>> actually, it's red plates. that's because when our brain sees the color red, we automatically stop. your new habit is you can actually get rid of the white plates and eat off of red plates. or have a snack on a red napkin, and it'll slow you down effortlessly. question two, if you're trying to avoid chocolate, is it better to, a, think about chocolate. b, think about something else. c, tell yourself not to think about chocolate? go. >> i'll go with natalie. >> what was b? >> think about something else. >> that's it. >> our first instinct is to say, don't think about chocolate. but when we think about chocolate, we want it more. >> right. >> find some other distraction. >> that was right? >> okay. >> this one is tricky. >> what are you making, willie?
>> do you needeat more, a, sitting on the couch, or walking while you eat? >> sitting on the couch. no? >> actually, while you are walking, you tend to eat more. people ate five times more chocolate when they were standing than sitting. >> there's no liquid in here. >> it'll be hard to drink. >> willie keeps putting everything cheetos, cucumbers. >> next question, how long does food provide you with the feel good feeling after you eat it? is it three minutes, ten minutes or two hours. al? >> ten minutes. >> actually, it's only three minutes. really, a fleeting experience. your new habit is the next time you're eating something, remind yourself, it's going to be really quick. find something else that gives
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stranger things >> in the clip, sia also explains why she's also -- or always hiding behind the wall of hair. she says she's trying to maintain a little privacy, which is the one thing missing in pop music, in her opinion. for those of you who are curious, sia has posed without her wig. earlier in her career, anyway. look at that beautiful face. cheers to seeia. loving privacy there. we invaded it by showing it, anyway. who wouldn't want paul mccartney at their party? the singer was trying to enter a grammys after party where tyga was performing. here is actually what happened. >> how vib dop do we got to get? >> they won't let you in? >> we need another hit, guys. work on it. >> we need another hit.
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only way they know how. >> that is the american fork high school orkchestra from utah. they spent four days at the nation's capital and performed at the kennedy center. a blast of snow cancelled their flight back left. left with no hotel or transportation wharks do transportation, what do the kids do? they played a concert there in the terminal for the enjoyment of all to see. let's get a check of the weather from al. >> that is awfully neat. thanks so much, natalie. we have a clipper coming across, bringing light snow. we also have heavy rain for the pacific northwest all the way down to california. let's go in and see how we're doing on our facebook page. facebook.com/today's take. how many people have liked us? close to 280,000. if you go and register, you have
wo >> that is your latest weather. spring might be coming early but it's not here yet. still feels like winter around these parts. the freezing temperatures are going to wreak havoc on our cars and homes. we have george here, host of george to the rescue. this is the case from shrinkage is a good thing. >> exactly. most cold air goes out your window.
if you want to shoot it at the window window, you'll see it's like 62 degrees, something like that. shoot it inside the studio. >> 81. >> almost 90% of all heat goes out your windows and doors. hopefully -- >> yeah. >> easiest way to combat that is with this plastic shrink wrap. double side tape, hit it with a blow-dryer. it gets super tight and it'll help. >> a lot of air comes through the outlets. >> people don't realize when it's against an exterior wall or light switch, you're losing up to 20% of the heat. if you want to combat that, put a foam thing on. turn off the electricity first. >> yes, good. >> literally, it's as easy as taking off your light speculate and put it on. it's going to combat the cold air coming in. >> going outside and you have a shovel.
segment if i wasn't here with a shovel. wd-40 silicone is the best. also pam cooking oil. spray it on the edge. >> boom. >> good way to go. >> can you pretreat your sidewalk with this? >> put it on before the snow comes. use a plant and pet friendly one. >> george, thanks so much. we're talking cold car problems here. car coach, lauren, always good to see you. >> thank you. >> i want to warm up the car. we've been doing this for years and generations. go in the driveway, turn it on and let it run. good or bad idea? >> two minute it is all you need. start it up, clean off the snow and ice, make sure i can see your taillights and head lights and head off. >> why can't i get the car warm? >> first off, you need to know there is an actual crime ring going around, looking for people who leave their cars running in their driveway or on the street. it's a gift. they jump in the car and take it.
>> people drive around and look for running cars in driveways and take off with them? >> it's up 30%. >> is it bad for the car, to let it idle that long in the driveway? >> it's not good for the engine and you're getting zero miles to the gallon. >> you say to keep half a tank of gas. why? >> below, you're creating moisture in the gas tank from the heating and cooling of starting the car and shutting it off. around a half tank, it won't have fuel line freeze up and will keep you from getting the car started. >> do you bundle up the kids? >> put them in the car seat, buckle them up, put a blanket over them. use the heated heats if you have them. it's the smartest way to go. you want to be safe with your kids. >> thank you very much. natalie? so you're home and your car is toasty. what about you?
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>> good morning. >> his name is v-i-p but he's vip. what's his deal? >> he's an 11-year-old child. the way they shot it was, you know, nowadays, with cgi, you don't have to always be in front of a green screen. they can shrink you down on the set. that's what they did. the thing with those scenes are, i had to look up while they looked down. >> a lot of hard work, to look up while they look down. >> hard job i have. very, very hard job. >> it's like doing your own stunts. >> it is very much so. i hurt my eyes. >> speaking of hurting your eyes, watching you in "portlandia," i can't take my eyes off you. you are a camellia, playing so many characters. is there something about that that you enjoy doing? playing so many people? >> i have no real personality.
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