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>> that's definitely the case out there. we'll be back at 7:25 with a live local news update. good morning. buenos días, hola invierno, hello winter. luego de registros históricos after record-breaking warmth, a blast of arctic air stretches del calor, un chorro del aire throughout the east. del ártico congela las costas, 8 minus 3 in bangor, 8 degrees in grados boston y aca en nueva boston, and here in new york city it's 11. york 11 grados. are the bone-chilling están aquí las temperaturas para quedarse. temperatures here to stay? al cubre la historia. al is on the case. dominando, nuevas encuestas dominating. nacionales, demuestran esta new national poll numbers out mañana que trump y clinton están this morning show trump and firmes controlando sus clinton firmly in control of respectivos partidos por la their respective party's carrera presidencial, ambos con presidential race. 17 puntos de liderazgo, mientras both with 17-point leads as the trump campaign defends a la campaña de trump defiende controversial edit in its new ad. >> he'll stop illegal immigration by building a wall in our southern border that mexico will pay for. >> and former president bill esta edición en su nuevo aviso. clinton takes aim at the gop y el antiguo presidente bill clinton apunta contra los republicanos mientras respalda a while on the stump for his wife. su esposa. créanlo o no, asusta un poco >> people run, an believe it or
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not, it's kind of scary this pero la mayoría de las personas year, but believe it or not, most everybody actually tries to trata de hacer lo que dicen que do what they say they are going to do when they are running. van a hacer cuando se postulan a go home. authorities in oregon ted armed la presidencia. váyanse a casa, las protesters that took over a autoridades en oregón les dicen government building wrap it up. a los manifestantes armados que asumieron el control de una municipalidad que se vayan a casa. es momento que se vayan de >> it's time for you to leave nuestra comunidad. our community. pero hasta ahora, el día >> but on day four of the cuatro de la manifestación, no standoff no sign that that group hay señales que desistan de sus intentos. is ready to back down. e historia en los angeles, no and l.a. story, not one, not two but three nfl teams apply to relocate to los angeles overnight. who will land a ticket to hollywood as the home towns of those teams looking to leave wonder where's the love today, tuesday, january 5th, 2016. tuesday, january 5th, 2016. tue. from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. and good morning, everybody. welcome to "today" on a chilly tuesday morning. i saw the bank thermometer, had to do a double take this morning, 11 degrees here. >> 11 degrees and yet you have
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the feeling people waking up in st. louis, oakland and oakland. also feeling a bit of chill as their teams try to high tail it to los angeles. >> maybe it's the weather that's so alluring for l.a. >> let's get right to our top story. tens of millions waking up to the chilliest morning of the season, below freezing temps from the deep south all the way to maine, and al is feeling the chill out on our plaza. hey, good morning. >> i got caught off guard. i didn't have my coat. matt actually lent me this coat. >> the weather man didn't realize it was going to get cold this morning. >> wow, the headline is i can wear your coat! i never thought that would happen. anyway, hey, let's look at some video. winter snuck in a little earlier into massachusetts. i mean, this is duxbury. they had -- that's route 3 and they got some ocean-effect snow came in. cars off the roads. big problems yesterday and the snow is gone but now the cold is here. why? well, here it is.
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big area of high pressure now dominating bringing the winds out of the north. look at these current temperatures. it's 7 in buffalo. feels like 3 below and 5 below up in bangor. it feels like 6 below in boston, 16 in charleston and 13 in detroit. now, here's what we're looking at for today as far as high temperatures are concerned. it's going to feel like 16 in buffalo, 24 in new york city. 31 in charlotte. 33 in louisville. but here's the good news. this is the worst of it, all right. after tomorrow you'll see, again, temperatures still today in those way below normal temperatures, but then temperatures start to mild up. 39 in portland, 47 in new york city by friday, 50 in washington, d.c. and chicago looking at a temperature of 42, but let's not get cocky because even though it's going to be nice and mild next week, i hate to use these two words, polar vortex.
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>> i knew it. >> maybe by the end of next week, so we'll have the details coming up a little bit later. >> get your polar vortex fashion collection ready. can't wear matt's coats. >> i'm going to wear dylan dreyer's coats. >> see you in a couple of minutes. let's turn now to the presidential campaign and a new national poll offering a glimpse of where things stand in both the republican and democratic races. let's start with the gop and nbc national correspondent peter alexander. hi, peter, good morning. >> reporter: hey, matt, good morning. for republicans, 2016 is starting out a lot the same way 2015 ended, donald trump holding on to his significant lead. here you go, just out this morning, the latest nbc new survey monkey online poll shows trump nationally at 35%, 17 points ahead of ted cruz, marco rubio you see there in third and perhaps as importantly trump supporters are more set on their pick than others. better than half of them saying they are not going to change their mind. >> but as long as i'm number one, we're talking about those
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polls. >> another full house for donald trump in massachusetts, packing them in and kicking more protesters out. >> get them out. bye, sweetheart. get them out, please. they remind me a little bit of hillary. they do. no energy, no stamina, no strength. >> i'm donald trump, and i approve this message. >> reporter: hours after trump's first ad hit the airwaves a fact check of his footage. politifact says that's not mexico, it's morocco, trump's campaign manager saying the edit was intentional telling nbc news, no, expletive it's not the mexican border but that's what our country is going to look like. the candidates on both sides picking up the pace, 60 stops in 48 hours across iowa and new hampshire. ted cruz with nbc's hallie jackson. >> two weeks ago every republican candidate was attacking donald trump. today, every republican candidate is attacking me. >> reporter: the contenders now on a collision course as
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accusations fly over who is the real serious candidate. this from cruz's superpac arguing marco rubio is not ready to lead. >> i know i have a debate but i've got to get this fantasy football thing right. >> reporter: rubio staffers mocking cruz with his impressions of "the simpsons." >> release the hounds. excellent. >> reporter: and rick santorum highlighting cruz's dr. zeus reading on the senate floor. >> you want someone to read one hell of a bedtime story, ted cruz is your guy. if you want to protect america and defeat isis, rick santorum's your president. >> reporter: all right a mud pit of may he had with weeks to go. >> that's not all. you have marco rubio and chris christie exchanging shots, john kasich and marco rubio's super pacs getting into the fray, as well. and as one analyst told me the only top tier candidate not caught in the cross fire right now is donald trump who once again goes almost untouched. matt and savannah? >> peter alexander, thank you. >> democratic side, hillary
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clinton trying something new to brush off attacks from donald trump as former president bill clinton hits the campaign trail on his behalf. nbc's kristen welker is in sioux city this morning, good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you, and secretary clinton is in a strong position today, according to our nbc news survey monkey online pot. she now leads bernie sanders nationally by 17 points, but the race gets a lot tighter in the early voting states, and now with former president bill clinton back in the game, the clintons are hoping to solidify her support. making his 2016 debut bill clinton is back on familiar turf, campaigning for his wife in new hampshire. clinton never mentioned donald trump by name but did take a not so subtle swipe at trump's call to ban all muslims. >> we don't want to run away from the place we've been. america is a place that welcomes all people. >> reporter: the former president brushed off a barrage of attacks from donald trump carefully responding when asked
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by nbc's andrea mitchell about trump's tactics attacking clinton's own infidelity. >> the republicans will have to decide who they are going to nominate. >> reporter: for her part former secretary of state also now deflecting trump's attacks, this time charging her and president obama with creating isis. >> i've adopted a new year's resolution. i'm going to let him live in his alternative reality, and i'm not going to respond. >> reporter: the clintons are looking to divide and conquer, campaigning in separate swing states as she faces a tight battle with vermont senator bernie sanders and betting on president bill clinton's star power. despite missteps while changing for his wife in 2008 later emerging at barack obama's explainer in chief in 2012 and trying to help his wife lock up the nomination. >> i do not believe in my lifetime anybody has run for this job at a moment of great importance who was better qualified. >> reporter: 42nd president
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admits he doesn't recognize the gop of 2016. >> i watch the other guys debating, and i think, you know, i don't fit anymore. first of all, i'm a happy grandfather, and i'm not mad at anybody. >> reporter: now the former president also said on monday that he doesn't know what he would want to be called if hillary clinton does win the white house. he said the voting hasn't started yet, and he's superstitious. he will be campaigning here in iowa on thursday. meanwhile, hillary clinton caps off a two-day swing here today. savannah, matt, back to you. >> all right, kristen welker on the trail for us, thank you. mark halperin is the managing editor of "bloomberg politics. good morning, happy new year. >> happy new year. >> does seem like a new phase in the campaign where a lot of the candidates are taking the gloves off. got at tack ads. except not for donald trump, the front-runner. why does no one want to go after the front-runner in the race. >> he's so far ahead that the strategy they have all adopted
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is i'm going to be the last guy standing, the only one left against trump and one-on-one i can beat trump. it's a big risk but bigger risk is trying to take on trump in part because he's such an effective fighter. >> when you talk about strategy, mark, donald trump's strategy seems to be target hillary clinton and bill clinton. a lot of people as bill clinton hit the campaign trail wondering would he take the bait or hold his fire against trump and some of trump's comments. he didn't take the bait. do you think it's smart? >> he didn't take the beat and hillary clinton took the bail. i think clintons were surprised how quickly the discussion turned to bill clinton's life with donald trump saying things on any topic that no one else will say and i don't think clintons want this january as she's focused on beating bernie sanders in new hampshire and iowa, they don't want this to be about clinton's past, they want it to be about the future and i think mr. trump learned a lesson to his advantage. if it's a clinton-trump general election that the clintons can be intimidated a little bit by
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donald trump as others have been. >> on the republican side we still have 12 candidates. i kind of break it into two races, the conservative race going on in the republican primary and the establishment race. who will emerge as the candidates in each of those lanes. who is looking good and who has momentum and who are we not talking about that we should be? >> donald trump has momentum. new television commercial we saw in peter alexander's piece, an aggressive events scheduled around the country and going after the clintons i think he's in good shape starting to spend his own money. ted cruz who we saw also there. ted cruz is aggressively out there. a state he can win iowa. get the calendar, you got to say where are you going to win? you can't be the nominee without winning. cruz has iowa. trump has basically the other 49. those two guys have momentum. the other guy's momentum is chris christie. this race has gone from kind of a contest that's a road race where the cars occasionally bump into each other to a demolition derby. in a demolition derby, chris christie, new jersey guy has a big, monster truck.
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and he's hitting people hard. other candidates are coming after him. >> we'll let you go on the monster truck analogy and hang hon because there's another big political story to talk about. president obama expected to deliver remarks this morning on the steps his administration is taking to curb gun violence. among them, the present hopes to expand the number of gun sales subject to background checks at gun shows and flea markets, sellers are often able to skirt the requirement. new federal guidelines would clarify the rules that apply to anyone in the business of selling firearms. president obama said the measures would be consistent with the second amendment and people's lawful right to bear arms. all right. mark, come on back. on one side you hear democrats saying these are bold new steps to curb gun violence. you have donald trump out there saying watch out, soon you won't be able to get guns, but i want you to read something that a lobbyist, jennifer baker with the nra had to say. she said this is it, really? this is what they have been hyping for how long now? this is the proposal they spend
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seven years putting together? they are not really doing anything. >> two big issues here for the american public to think about. what can a president do on his own? he's not proposing legislation, using the kind of executive action he's used on immigration and others and a big debate the other is guns. will this be effective? some critics of what the president is doing is saying this is nothing, a waste of time. the nra lobbyist said that. donald trump and others saying this is too much and even the president, the attorney general says, you know what, we don't even really know how many people this will affect. the president wants to try to do something on this issue before he leaves office. he feels this is the best he can do with republicans in control of congress. >> it's admittedly modest, but then you can ask him the question what took him so long because he has the power with this pen for the last seven years? >> he's been wait, made a big effort for legislation after the horrible tragedy in new town. after what happened late last year and has tried again. this is what his administration has come up. he's a constitutional lawyer and thinks this passes constitutional muster. it will be challenged and even
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he knows it won't do as much as he would like to do and many people in this country will be opposed to these limited measures. >> thark thank you very much. nbc will have live coverage of the president's remarks later this morning on many of these stations. also this morning, the occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in oregon by armed anti-government protesters. it's now in its fourth day, and the group is laying out new demands even as authorities look for a peaceful end to this standoff. nbc's joe fryer is in princeton, oregon this morning for us. joe, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. the sheriff says this community will see more squad cars on the streets throughout the entire county after extra patrols were called in from across the state. but he did not offer any clues about what law enforcement plans to do next when it comes to dealing with the occupation. the siege now entering day four. those occupying a wildlife refuge in oregon received a strong message from the sheriff. >> it's time for to you leave our community.
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go home to your families and end this peacefully. >> reporter: the armed anti-government protesters are controlling buildings on the ground while keeping an eye on the land from a watch tower above. they call themselves citizens for constitutional freedom and feel the has too much control over western land. >> i've spoken to many ranchers in utah, in nevada, in arizona, and they are all feeling the same thing. they are all feeling this impression is coming down on them. >> reporter: they point to the case of ranchers dwight and steven hammond who reported to a california prison monday surrounded by family. >> the circumstances that we're in now are just unfathomable, and it's certainly an american tragedy. >> reporter: father and son were convicted of starting fires on federal land near their ranch in eastern oregon and already served time, but a judge ruled it wasn't enough so they are returning to prison. the hammonds are angry. they say they are not connected to what's happening at the wildlife refuge in oregon, an
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occupation that has closed schools for a week impacting much of this community. >> i've grown up here all my life, and i really can't believe it's happening. >> reporter: the leaders of the occupation say this won't end until the federal government gives up control of this land. we have learned they are planning to hold in other news conference coming up this morning at 11:00. matt and savannah? >> all right, joe fryer, thank you. >> a lot of eyes on the stock market this morning after a rough start to the year on wall street. the dow dropping 470 points at one point on monday. one point on monday. it was part of a massive global selloff. jim cramer is the host of cnbc's "mad money." happy new year. good to see you. >> happy new year. >> 276 at the end. day, but as i just mentioned as were you watching this unfold throughout the day it could have been a lot worse. what happened? >> very ugly, almost entirely related to china which fell 7%, the chinese shanghai market is a very big market and then it just stopped. the government shut it down,
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that scared everyone, including our own investors. >> china's been having manufacturing problems for a while this. isn't exactly shocking. why on this particular day does it is suddenly drop? >> the chinese changed some rules. it's a communist country and dictatorship. change rules like that. not really any sort of give or take with investors there so they put the rules through. they failed. the government pulled back. last night they were buying furiously to keep the market up. again, it's a dictatorship. they will buy to keep the stocks higher. >> jim, how many times have you told me as january goes, so goes the year. no, i'm kidding, you haven't said that to me, but it's a very common expression when people look at the stock market. is it true? >> historically there is evidence that indeed if the first day is really bad the rest will be bad, but i can tell you we can throw out all of these because if the federal reserve is going to raise rates it will be a bad year. if the chinese market really collapses it will be a bad year. we just do nothing which i think is probably what happens it won't be a bad year so let's not make one 24-hour period the
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reason for what we do. >> you squirmed out of that really well. nice job. >> well done. >> jim, thank you very much. big news from the nfl overnight. three teams officially filed for relocation to the los angeles area. in an attempt to return pro football to the country's second largest market, the san diego chargers, the oakland raiders and the st. louis rams are all looking to make the move. the applications will be reviewed by league staff and three committees of owners that will meet here in new york a little later this week. after that all 32 owners will meet in houston next week and are expected to vote on whether to allow any of the teams to move. there are two stadium proposals in the works in the l.a. area. so let's get this right. you're one of these three teams. >> yeah. >> you don't get the move to l.a. you've got to go back to your fans. >> go back home. >> we didn't mean it. >> we love it here. >> fantastic. maybe they should have a playoff. >> yes, exactly. >> wow. >> crazy. >> what's going on -- is that
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matt's undershirt? >> my long johns. >> close, very close. anyway, let's show you what we've got happening has far as your weather around the country. we are looking at at least clear skies here in the northeast. look for some rip currents along the southeast and atlantic coasts. big el nino getting itself together, the strongest on record and we're going to look at a mess out west coming up in your next half hour. we'll get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds.
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. good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we are tracking heavy rain. it is starting to taper off. in some spots we are not seeing any of the down pours. but towards the south and the east bays that is where the rain still continues. there may be puddles on those roadways so watch out as you head out for work or school. you can see quite a bit of traffic. temperatures now in the lower 50s and heading into the upper 50s with a break later today. thank you very much. coming cup the attorney for the so-called affluenza teen speaks out as ethan couch's mother heads to court today. plus, an exclusive announcement from the film-makers behind the netflix documentary "making a murderer" and it has viewers hooked, but, first, this is "today" on nbc.
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sometimes the best deals are pretty plain to see. ♪ morning leads to some problems. a very good tuesday morning. it is 7:26. a soggy morning leading to some problems. a downed tree now knocked out power. >> reporter: we are here just south of mill valley golf course. you can see the power lines taken down by this tree here. you can see that the roots are up so it looks like the rain really loosened some stuff. neighbors saying this is what they expect to happen. 210 customers out of power. pg&e estimating that will be restored pretty soon and city crews are working to get the tree out of here hopefully by 9:30 this morning.
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>> the thing is this is the first of many storms to hit the bay area so the ground already saturated. >> this is the second storm. we are expecting four this week as we continue to see it moving to the east. we are done with the heaviest rain in the bay area. scattered showers will be moving through as we move through the day into tonight. we also have another round of heavy down pours but at least for most of us we catch a break this afternoon and by this time tomorrow morning we see the rain moving in again. >> that rain moves through but leaves a wet sloppy commute. this is north 101. there is north 280. look at your map. that area slow. a crash right around the airport. and the build for the entire silicon valley slippery conditions. a lot of flooding reported. as we move north we have a lighter than typical tuesday
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commute. and getting towards the bay bridge a smooth drive. wet 24 very slow.
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7:30 now on a chilly tuesday morning, the 5th of january, 2016. >> like four people in the crowd. >> these people are really braving the chilly weaer here in new york. not a huge crowd, but a hardy crowd. by the way, here's something to warm them up. the tree is now staying up until saturday so if you're in the area, a couple more days to check it out. simply too cold. no one wants to take it down. >> i know. >> i haven't watered it in days. back inside studio 1a a look at the stories making news right now. >> reporter: the candidates on both sides picking up the pace. >> just about every republican candidate is attacking me. >> reporter: clintons are looking to divide and conquer. >> we don't get greater by engaging in hateful,
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mean-spirited rhetoric. >> america is a place that welcomes all people. >> reporter: can hillary win this one? >> sure, win here, sure. >> president obama is taking his most aggressive action on gun control to date. >> it will potentially save lives in this country. >> reporter: president will outline the first in a series of executive actions, bypassing congress in the process. >> we don't beat the bad guys by taking away our guns. we beat the bad guys by using our guns. >> reporter: horrifying moments on a california freeway. >> as soon as i heard it, i told everybody get inside. >> reporter: artyom gasparyan was shot after police chased him going in the wrong direction. >> the siege now entering day four. >> armed anti-government protesters standing their ground on federal land. >> it's time for you to leave our community. >> i really can't believe it's happening. >> also this morning we've got some new developments in the case of the so-called affluenza
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teen. an attorney for ethan couch is now speaking out as the teen's mother heads to court today. nbc's gabe gutierrez is in mexico city. gabe, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. behind me is the immigration detention facility where ethan couch is waking up this morning and where he spent the past few days. later today his mexican attorney is expected to meet with him here to plan out their next move. >> okay. yeah, that's great. >> reporter: ethan couch's new attorney says his client's detention hasn't been a piece of cake. >> he's not at the four seasons right now. >> reporter: fernando benitez known here in mexico as the rock star attorney. >> i like rock music as much as the next guy, but i'm just an attorney like anybody else. >> reporter: who exactly has retained you? who is paying you? >> well, that's something of a confidential nature. >> reporter: benitez is meeting with his client for the first time this morning. >> he's a young man, and inexperienced young man in a foreign country being detained.
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i think he's entitled to the same compassion as any other human being would in a similar situation. >> reporter: but there are those who disagree. couch has faced major public scrutiny since he drove drunk in 2013 causing a horrible crash that killed four people and injured nine. he got no jail time, just probation after the infamous affluenza defense. >> we would still like to see accountability. >> reporter: among those injured in the crash kevin mcconnell's then 12-year-old son lucas. >> it would mean a lot to the family members if there was any kind of remorse at all or even any acknowledgement, that you know, he took the life of their family member. there just hasn't been that. >> reporter: meanwhile tonya couch, ethan's mother, will face a judge in los angeles today held on $1 million bail, she's charged with helping her son evade police by fleeing to mexico. her lawyer says she will not fight extradition back to texas. >> what do you say to the people who are angry that ethan couch has not been sent back to the
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u.s.? >> laws are not in place to deal with issues with popularity or opinion. >> just when the wound starts to heal a little bit, there's another development, and it just rips the bandage right off the wound again. >> reporter: fernando benitez says that as far as he knows his client has not broken any laws here in mexico. as for how long this deportation case could drag on, weeks, even months. benitez calls it speculation, but it could ultimately be up to ethan couch himself if he wants to return to texas, this deportation case could be over very quickly. matt and savannah. >> gabe gutierrez down in mexico city. gabe, thanks. >> now another case that's fascinating the country. a murder in wisconsin featured in the wildly popular netflix documentary called "making a murderer," a real life drama and it's sparking a nationwide debate now about the criminal justice system and natalie is following it for us. >> it's all the buzz.
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if you haven't seen the series, a warning, we may mention some plot spoilers. "making a murderer" has led to an online petition asking president obama to get involved and this morning the filmmakers behind the documentary are responding to the conversation they have started. truth is stranger than fiction. but the netflix documentary series, "making a murderer" asks, what is the truth? >> i've had a good life until all the trouble started. >> reporter: it's the story of wisconsin's steven avery who served 18 years in prison for rape, until he was exonerated by dna evidence. but just four years after his release he was convicted of murdering teresa halback in 2005. >> i didn't do it. >> who did? >> i don't know. >> reporter: an article about his case got the attention of filmmakers laura richardi and moira demos. >> it really was a question of how is the american criminal justice system functioning? is it delivering promises of truth and justice and we thought steven avery would be an amazing window through which to look at
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the system. >> reporter: the documentary casts doubt on some of the evidence used to convict avery in his murder trial. including the confession by avery's 16-year-old nephew co-defendant brandon dassey. >> who shot her in the head? >> he did. >> why didn't you tell that is? >> i didn't think of it. >> reporter: one of avery's attorneys at the murder trial tried to show that avery was framed by local law enforcement. >> the system that allowed his conviction on this evidence was a system that did not do honor to the basic precept of proof beyond a reasonable doubt. >> it ended the hands -- >> the case's prosecutor says the series left out significant evidence against avery that was included in the trial saying in part that any claim avery was framed, quote, is irresponsible and inconsistent with the consideration of all the
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evidence presented. "making a murderer" comes on the heels of true crime serials. and hbo's the jinx. after renewed interest including the podcast a court allowed adnan sayed the opportunity to present evidence from a new witness and jinx subject robert durst was arrested for murder 15 years after the crime. his attorneys say durst is not guilty. in avery's case the filmmakers support any steps to bring justice and closure, particularly for the woman who was murdered. >> our goal going in was always to start a dialogue, and i'm to start a die loss, and i'm sure, you know, a piece of that dialogue is people's desire to have more information about what happened to theresa halback, and if somebody finds more information, i think that's a good thing. i think that's what she deserves. >> so far all of avery's appeals at the state level have been denied. the manitowoc county sheriff's department calls the documentary definitely one-sided and said law enforcement was not allowed
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to comment on -- from their perspective during the filming of the series under a judge's orders. >> haven't even heard about this until about a week ago. >> december 18th, came out on netflix and it's been all the rage. >> now everybody's talking about it. people who say it's just captivating to watch. >> it really is. and it, it makes you question did the justice system really fail in this case. and we're going to be hearing from the filmmakers coming up a little bit later. >> that's right they're coming on live. and by the way they have a piece of news tied to the case that i think followers of this story will be interested in. carson's over in the orange room and this has a whole online life. >> you mentioned this yesterday. there's ten episodes of this on netflix. i watched the first one and so much going on in episode one you're like where can this thing possibly go? you're right, a lot of people online and a lot of celebrities are captivated as well. taking to twitter. ricky gervais, never mind an emmy or an oscar, "making a murderer" deserves a nobel prize. the greatest documentary i've ever seen. zach braff said don't start unless you've got ten hours free. don't throw anything at your tv
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in frustration. debra messing adding alec baldwin who's been very busy socially thanks for the recommendation, "making a murderer" is incredible. only on second episode. #binge begins. that's happening for sure. you have some time guys, dive in now. everybody's talking about it. >> i'm tempted. >> carson, you got me on "serial" last year. >> that's right. >> all right, al let's get a check of the weather. >> we're talking about el nino. this el nino is going to be tied for the strongest record, '97 and '98 was the strongest so far the jet stream has been up to the north where they have seen a lot of storms and now it's becoming more of a signature el nino, so stormy weather for southern california and the southwest where right now we have 14 million people under flash flood watches. anaheim, big sur and san diego and as we widen it out you can see winter storms, 3 million people from california to new mexico under some winter storm warning.
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touched on on monday. remember mark zuckerberg's personal challenge for 2016. he wants to build a robot or ai as he calls it to run his home. >> the facebook founder says he'll start by exploring technology that's already the there, and that's exactly what nbc's olivia sterns is doing. she's at the annual consumer electronics show in las vegas. olivia, al i'm surprised hasn't tackled you to try to get this assignment. he loves this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. well, here in las vegas the future is now. over the next few days more than 150,000 people will come streaming through the halls exploring 3,500 exhibits all showcasing the latest and greatest in technology, many of them introducing new products that promise to save you time and make your life just a little bit easier. from the front seat to your
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front door, the smart life is upon us. ideas that were once just for the movies. >> welcome home. >> reporter: are now reality. >> introducing the world's first family robot. say hi. >> reporter: imagine walking in the front door and being greeted by jibo. >> welcome home, eric. >> reporter: a new personal robot that can take pictures, read stories and maybe even bring the whole family together. hitting the ces floor today, or if you're looking for a programmable pet there's chip, a new type of family dog. it all comes on the heels of facebook founder mark zuckerberg's announcement that he'll spend 2016 building his own artificially intelligence personal assistant, one that can recognize his voice, control the lights in his home, even help him look after his new daughter. think jarvis from "iron man." >> jarvis, are you up? >> reporter: industry insiders say this technology isn't for everyone, but for some the future is already here. >> how many tablespoons are in 3/4 cup? >> reporter: amazon's echo, a
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voice-commanded device was one of the company's top selling items of the holiday. tesla creator elon musk, along with other tech entrepreneurs, recently invested $1 billion to create a nonprofit devoted to ai research. experts say artificial intelligence advances will touch nearly every aspect of daily life by 2025. while one poll says 51% of people agree that smart home technology will improve the quality of their life. as for the robots hitting the road, bmw gave us an exclusive first look at the new concept cars, including a new feature called the mobility mirror. hang it up at home and see what your day looks like all while your car is warming up. >> here you can see my whole route if i was linda, first drop amy at school, buy flowers for anna and then i end up at work in an hour and a half. >> reporter: and since it's also connected to your smartwatch it can simply park with the flick of a wrist. >> it's very easy, just doing a
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forehand into the parking space. >> reporter: so lots of new technologies all promising to make your household run a little more smoothly. for most of us the biggest challenge will be learning how these devices work and actually getting the software to talk to the existing products in your home but everybody here promises me everything is actually getting easier to use, and i can say it was actually quite a breeze just parking that beamer. >> that is cool. olivia, thank you very much. appreciate it. >> all good until you have to reboot your home. >> don't call them hal, whatever you did. >> just did the creeping line from that movie. >> no, i can't do that, dave. >> that freaked me out. >> just ahead -- >> i thought you had a truce on "pop start." >> the new prank war that ellen just started up with matt, but, first, these messages. 're on va, it's time to play. so at hilton we say play hooky from your regular monday. and while you're at it, play hooky from the ordinary.
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at downtown san jose - where the weather is a 7:56. happy tuesday. let's take you down to downtown san jose. the weather is much more mild than it was earlier this morning. the bay area getting off to a soggy start in mill valley. it brought down a tree took down several power lines. pg&e says more than 200 homes lost electricity. keep the storm drains clear. this morning's rain led to street flooding. when crews arrived they pumped it out and cleared the drain. the flooding left no lingering problems. wet roads have been an issue all morning for drivers. just take things slow this morning. let's check your weather. >> we have the second system moving through and it brought heavy rain. there still may be scattered showers throughout the rest of the morning commute within the next hour may see showers just
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offshore moving in and heading to the east. some of us taking a break. we will have a little bit of time to dry out as temperatures are now in the lower 50s. the streets in the east bay still very wet and may be splashing up puddles. looking at san francisco cars are rolling across. still cloudy skies and highs in the mid 50s. every now and then the sun may peek out but we have more storms tonight. let's see what is happening with mike. >> a little bit of lingering. this is southbound 101. someone hit the brakes and a fender bender in the area. it is just south of this shot. and the drizzle still in the air. let's show you the map. we see the drive approaching. earlier traffic south of there. no major problems for the bay bridge although 580 slows up through oakland. the rest of your day moves well.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, digital dilemma. do the photos you post online belong to you or are they fair game? we'll meet one blogger who found pictures of her kids being used on websites without her permission. what can be done to stop it from happening to you? then, where we belong. >> some people risk a lot, but they ended up exactly where they were meant to be, and if there's a voice inside of you talking to you, pay attention. >> hoda stops by with the preview of her new book that chronicles ordinary people who found extraordinary happiness by simply following that little voice in their head. ♪ i'm still jenny from the block ♪ >> plus, she's still jenny from the block. more of natalie's revealing
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conversation with jennifer lopez. >> that's been a learning curve. i mean, i've had some great loves. and i'm sure i'll have more. and we'll catch up with kirstie alley as she gets honest with her ongoing fight to stay lean and healthy, today, tuesday, january 5th, 2016. ♪ >> we're from surprise, arizona. >> and it's my 19th birthday. >> happy birthday, mom, in dallas, texas. i love you. >> celebrating 21 years in colli collierville, texas. >> we're from morgantown, west virginia. let's go mountaineers! ♪ >> one, two, three. we got it. >> good morning, everybody. welcome back to "today." oh, my goodness. >> can i just say something. i really like you. >> i like you so much. >> hug me tighter. >> i've got hand warmers in my gloves. >> it's freezing out here.
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>> brisk. >> it is freezing. can i also say this mornings i said to al, going outside, i said you need a coat, no i've got this little puffer invest, it's fine. >> this doesn't faze al. this is nothing. >> wow. >> my goodness. >> so i'm wearing the matt lauer. >> exthere you go. >> very, very flattering. >> thank you. coming up, how cold can it get? one of the busiest men in all of show business ryan seacrest is here talking about the 15th and final season of "american idol." ahead of the premiere tomorrow night. love ryan. >> first let's go to natalie, inside, lick girl. come here. what's not to love? >> all right, good morning to you guys. we start off with socking brace this morning out of afghanistan. u.s. officials say american special forces there have suffered a casualty. nbc's chief pentagon correspondent jim miklaszewski joins us with more. what can you tell us. >> reporter: details a little bit sketchy, but a senior defense official tells news and the pentagon has now confirmed
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that at least one american service member has been killed and two others wounded perhaps in two separate incidents in southern afghanistan. according to the officials, u.s. special operations forces were conducting a counterterrorism operation when they came under heavy fire. a medevac helicopter on the way to rescue those soldiers then had to put down on the ground for mechanical failure. that helicopter also came under fire. so it's impossible to tell right now whether the casualties occurred during the counterterrorism operation or some may have occurred in that helicopter when it went down and was then attacked. this all comes at a time when the pentagon confirms that the taliban now controls more territory since 9/11 there in afghanistan, natalie. >> jim miklaszewski, thanks so much from the pentagon. president obama is announcing executive actions today to curb gun violence. he's been frustrated by his failure to get new gun laws through congress despite what he
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calls a source of gun violence -- a scourge of gun violence. the administration will clarify exactly who qualifies as a gun dealer, will expand background checks for sales at flea markets, online and at gun shows. president obama will also ask congress for $500 million to improve mental health care. with less than a month until the iowa caucus, our new poll has donald trump holding on to his huge lead. the nbc news survey monkey online poll shows trump with 35%, nearly doubling texas senator ted cruz and well ahead of marco rubio. halve half of trump supporters are absolutely certain they will vote for him. trump played to a packed house in massachusetts on monday as protesters were escorted out. trump joked that they remind him of hillary clinton saying they had no energy, no stamina and no strength. as for the democrats, our new poll also has hillary clinton leading bernie sanders by 17 points nationwide. her husband made his solo 2016
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campaign debut on monday working votes in new hampshire for his wife. he refused to mention donald trump by name, but he did criticize his plan to bar muslims from entering the country. hillary clinton, who is in iowa today, accused trump of living in his, quote, alternative reality. the former south carolina police officer charged with urd inner for killing an unarmed man who was running away has been released on became. michael slager will be held under house arrest after posting $2100,000. back in april he pulled over driver walter scott allegedly for a broken thal light. video from a bystander shows a brief struggled followed by the officer shooting scott in the back. he later told investigators scott had tried to grab his stun gun. huge slabs of ice and snow caught pedestrians in turkey off guard when they fell from the roof of a mosque on monday. a security guard captured the drama. several people were buried by
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the sidewalk avalanche and two people were injured. bystanders helped dig out the videos. let's turn to a parenting story. >> this is bizarre. a blogger from texas fighting back after discovering her photos were being used on other websites without her permission. hoda is here with more hon that. hoda, good morning. >> hi, guys. to post or not to post. a question for digital age. a lot of minennials may not think twice about it but when it comes to parents and their kids it's a whole other ball game. it was something jennifer never expected to see. >> little sign. >> her children, part of a lovely family on a fan website for "scandal." >> i thought it was kind of funny and creative, but at the same time, you know, of course, i was like oh, goodness. like my kids' faces are out there again. >> jennifer is a proud mom of two adorable kids and writes about them in her blog, babymakingmachine.com. it wasn't the first time
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pictures of her kids were used without her permission. >> a stock photo website had a picture of my family and then a church flyer. someone were e-mailed me in south carolina and like snapped a picture of a flyer at their church. there was a picture of my family on it. >> jennifer is not alone this. dad's fun picture with his son went viral scene by millions around the world, even edited. another family discovered their kids in an ad promoting malaysian tourism, all without permission. tourism, all without permission. we live in a world where information and images can be shared instantly. >> there's a vast sort of infinite warehouse of imagery that people have become used to searching and using as they will. people feel entitled now that anything that exists on the web in some sense belongs to them. >> so what can you do to make sure this doesn't happen to you? experts say once you take a photo you own it, and you can take steps to help prevent someone else from using it. limit postings to social media sites with privacy settings like
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facebook or instagram. you can right click and disable the save function on images you post and search google to find out who used your picture and request they take it down. most sites do it quickly. jennifer says that strategy has always worked for her. bottom line, it's still the wild west online, and some experts say the only way to win the game is not to play. >> people should always be aware that anything you post online could potentially fall into the wrong hands or not even necessarily the wrong hands. people could also just very innocently see it and say oh, i like that. i want to the do something with that. >> sharing feltos can help you stay in touch and see your loved ones growth. jennifer won't stop, but she hopes that just by sharing her story she can help others. >> maybe we just need more awareness of what you should and shouldn't do, especially with other people's pictures of their kids. >> something all parents need and all of us need to think
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about. the rule of thumb, when you're posting something on instagram, think about you have to really want to post it. i have a picture i really want to post, put it on my instagram account and then bam. no, not that one. nobody wants that pic. >> going to the salon after this. >> you got t.bam. >> all right, guys. >> nothing we haven't seen before, right? >> coming up, more of natalie's revealing conversation with jennifer lopez. this morning her beauty secrets. what life has taught her about happiness and love and the end of "american idol." speaking of that, ryan seacrest is here with his thoughts, and he'll help us to the woman in the mid-90's showstopper... you're right. it's time to set this bird free. ♪ hot blooded, check it and see...♪ ♪ got a fever of 103... feelin' hungry? how 'bout a donut?
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ladies and gentlemen, 8:14, put your hands together for ryan seacrest. >> yeah. >> good morning, good morning. happy new year. >> a lot of guys around this table. >> you know what we're doing here? >> no. that's the way i like it. >> perfect. >> we do it every day this time. >> talk about the items that are trending. anybody here ever take part in dry january? >> no. >> i thought about it this january. i need it. >> i think we all say we're
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going to. >> and by today or tomorrow we quit. >> i call it dryish january, a little more dry than december. >> i call it dry first monday of january and then i'm usually off it. any way, a term used when you abstain from january for the entire month of the first month of the new year and there are some pros and cons in partaking. okay. here you go. pros. it can help you lose weight. taking a break from alcohol revitalizes your liver, carson. >> boring. >> or you sleep better when you abstain from alcohol. ryan, you ready for some of the cons. >> i can't imagine what the cons are. >> cutting out alcohol cold turkey can actually increase the consumption once that month has ended because you make up for it. >> pregnancy does that, too. just a little tip from me to you. >> one month doesn't make the health benefits last. you should take regular breaks from drinking. what is an appropriate amount of drinking in your opinion? >> for what period of time. >> for people who work like us? >> start at 5:15 and finish by 6:14. >> do you have a drink a night,
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a glass of red wine? >> savannah and i mission four days off, three days on. friday, saturday, sunday. >> carson? >> i'll have that glass of wine while i'm trying to figure out what cocktail i'm going to order. >> enough said. >> now on to something that's already a bit of a relic, a pay phone. want to show you an almost live shot of it. there it is. 48th street, a pay phone people. honestly, there still are some and if you don't know what this is, you used to use it to make phone calls with a dime or a quarter. >> when is the last time you used a pay phone. >> >> i just text, matt. >> in new york city they have decided once and for all to get rid of the pay phones and convert them into way if i hot spots. 7,500 hot spots will be up and running early next year. the wi-fi will be free to the public. now how many stories have we done, matt, where it says never join the free public wi-fi? >> what are they saying on that?
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>> what do we do in. >> the city says information could be harvested for advertising. >> there you go. >> the data will remain anonymous and encrypted. you feel better? >> i go for a charging station. >> that's a good idea. >> but then have you to stand there. >> and there will be charging stations. >> ryan would look like a guy who would have had one of the first shoe phones like maxwell phone. >> i did have the gord owen gecko brick phone. >> felt cool with that. >> time to get the scoop on "american idol" from ryan and el help back to her old antics in the new year. >> let's do it. "american idol," 15th and final season, unbelievable. chat with you about that. it's become a huge part of american couple tour. that is for sure. we hear that this week we've got a rapper from chicago. >> yeah. this guy that may have a bright future comes in. his wife who is pregnant is standing outside the door and he went for the audition. >> okay. let's take a look at that.
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>> what are you going to do for us today? >> i just wanted to do something original. >> ♪ take too much to touch you from what i heard you got a baby by busta ♪ ♪ i don't care what none of you all say i still love "idol." >> you're good. >> he gets to go to vegas. >> first "american idol" and then presidents maybe. what does it feel like for you, what a huge part of your life. >> i can't imagine life without going on the auditions every summer and doing the shows for months afterwards. >> what will you do? >> i don't know. i'm looking for something. rrm actually, speaking of what will i do, just sort of thinking about that last episode, the last night, the final time we crown a winner and how emotional that will be. i love this show. i really love what it did and does and did for me too.
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>> you don't have to be dip matic. in your opinion who is the biggest star who came out of the show, carrie underwood? >> kelly clarkson. >> kell, too, but i just was on newyear's with carrie and she's a superstar, she really is. so i take carrie. >> can you tell in the auditions, i mean, if you were keeping your own secret ballot at home this person is going. >> initially i couldn't, but after all the however many people we see i can now. >> yeah. >> and i'm pretty in tune with what the judges think. either have it our don't. >> what more can we look forward to in the final season? >> we're going to bring back -- we've invited all the original judges to come back. >> that's fun. >> show that will be a lot of fun. also slom of the past winners will come, too. we'll be focusing on the competition but also nostalgia. >> so many judges coming and going, did you ever think in 15 years not thinking of doing it. ever a season where they maybe lost you as a host? >> never ever. it's so great for me. i can say it now. i couldn't have said it then. >> everybody talks about the judgments, but i think, you, my
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friend, are one of those people underappreciated on that show because you are the glue that hold them all together. >> thank you very much. >> job well done. >> kudos. >> and not just hosting, produces and makes all his hone clothes literally, the clothing line. really done amazing things. congratulations. >> and rio with us. >> fun coming up. >> one more item here in "pop start." ellen degeneres, a new year and ellen that means a whole new slate. last year there was a series of pranks, you'll recall with ellen and matt and the two had come to what we thought was a truce but it appears maybe ellen has broken that truce. take a look. >> i made a resolution in 2015 i was not going to mess with matt lauer anymore and instead i'm shoal you this clip of him interviewing ideal. ♪ hello from the other side >> i never said this to a woman sitting across from me but can i hold your hand for a second. can i see the other.
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>> so i guess the war is back on. just like that. what are you going to do now? >> i have no idea. i'm going back to billboards apparently. i'lling if something out. >> the cutaway of her face. they find those moments. >> i think i actually asked her a really weird question. >> was the hand thing real. >> i did ask to hold her hand to see tattoo she has of her child. >> like what is that moisturizer? >> that's the "pop start." . we have rain across the bay area with the heaviest now pushing opush ing off to the east. we will have to deal with spotty showers. and some of this will affect your commute heading into work, creating some spots on the road where there's deep water. watch out for that. and always avoid the spots where you can't see how deep the water
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is. now our temperatures are in the low 50s. we're heading into the mid to upper 50s this afternoon. >> and that is your latest weather. >> by the way, ryan's got yet another project. he's the ep, executive producer, he's got "american idol" and also "shades of blue." you talked to jennifer lopez the star. >> great new show starring jennifer lopez, of course, and opened up about the impact on her career and what she's learned about love through the years and her new show as we mentioned right here hon nbc. >> provided your cooperation leads to convictions we'll grant you full immunity and even recommend that you keep your pension. >> want to throw had a little something to sweeten the pot, say my self-respect. >> jennifer lopez stars in the new nbc drama "shades of blue." >> how do you like jumpsuits? >> you have no idea what it takes to be a good cop. >> i found it very difficult to play harley because she lies a lot, and it made me realize what
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it would be like to live had a life where you're kind of living a double life and lying all the time. >> lopez plays the role of holly santos, a single mother and brooklyn detective who becomes an fbi informant against her own unit. >> grit, intense, the choices she makes to be able to help her daughter go to college and do what single moms do and the sacrifices. >> absolutely. her motivation is totally clear. >> yeah. >> i'm going to do whatever i have to to protect my daughter and be with my daughter and make sure she sees okay and safe. what she does to do that is super, you know, kind of controversial. it was challenging. it was great for me as an actress to come back and do something like that. >> the role comes as lopez says farewell on the final season. "american idol" this year. >> this is how you slow dance. >> oh, sorry. >> i imagine this has to be bittersweet. >> i had had a moment where i really realized like, wow, this is it. it's over. it's been a big part of my life and a very special part of my
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life. >> from television and film to music, to fashion, lopez has created an empire worth a reported $300 million. you seem to have it all now. i think the one area that you said you've struggled in the past was your love life. >> yeah. >> do you have any regrets? >> no. >> are you happy now where you are? >> i am happy. i'm happy now because i feel like with or without a relationship i'm happy. someone can add to your happiness, but that's not what's going to make you happy and hi to get happy on my own. it's been a learning curve. i've had some great loves and i'm sure i'll have more. >> do you ever see yourself getting married again? >> maine. i love getting married. i really want to get married in a church with a big dress. >> reporter: and at 46 lopez looks nothing less than flawless. you seem to reverse age, if that's even possible. >> thank you. >> i mean, you look more stunningly beautiful now than you've ever looked. >> thank you. >> what are your secrets?
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>> i never took sun when i was younger, i wasn't a drink, didn't smoke, but i feel like at the core it's how you feel inside and who you are inside kind of shows on your face, and i always used to hear this saying like until you're about 25 or 30 you get the face that god gave you and after that you get the face that you deserve, and i always kind of thought, well, i better be nice. >> the once fly girl continues to break down barriers for women. you've created such an incredible empire and you've really been such a ground breaker for so many women, latinas also. what do you think your legacy will be? >> i hope that it's that you can do whatever you want to do, that -- don't let people put you in a box because of your race or your gender or your age. you can do whatever you want. >> she can do whatever she wants. girl crush for all of us, right. >> but you heard the secrets for how she looks so amaze. she doesn't drink, guys, doesn't
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touch alcohol. >> la, la, la, la, la. catch jennifer lopezi'm ... ==ct a very good morning to you. it's 8:26. let's take a live look at interstate 5:80 in dublin. drivers are contending with wet roads. today in the bay, kari hall says we will get a break. the next storm is supposed to roll through starting in the overnight hours. > the latest storm led to headaches. a tree knocking down power lines in mill valley early this morning. the power is out now for more than 200 homes. they have to get out there and clean it up. the roads saturated with a lot of traffic as well. >> 880 north past the coliseum, the volume is causing slowing.
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580 on the map. slow because of a crash around lake shore. watch for that traveling north of downtown oakland. the toll plaza looking good. a slower drive through heyward. the live look shows you north of university where everybody slows down. there's a crash north of willow. we will track that. >> thank you very much. we will be back with another local news update in half an hour. see you then.
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we're back now. 8:30 on this tuesday morning. it's 5th of january, 2016. >> where is everybody else? >> and this is what it's come down, to me, al, and about a dozen people. >> it's so cold. >> the reason it's thin out here is because it's cold. >> we're sorry. >> it's so cold. >> we were geared up. >> what were you doing? >> what were you doing? >> we were talking about how cold it is and all of a sudden i
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heard you say welcome back, everybody and we better get out. >> every day this time we get out and start this half hour. nice to have you with us. >> thank you, thank you, good morning. coming up, a success story all on her own. hoda stopped by and talking about the release of her third book chronicling the bold move of ordinary people in their pursuit of happiness. >> plus, we're catching up with one of our favorites around here, kirstie alley who is here. she looks better than ever. >> awesome. >> unbelievable. first, al, a check of your forecast. we'll stay for the whole thing. >> will you really? >> no. >> i didn't think so. >> let's show you what's happening for today. it's going to be a snowy, wetty -- snowy wet day out west and an icy mix in northern texas. look for brutally cold temperatures great lakes and the northeast and the mid-atlantic coast. snow in the upper great lakes and wet weather down through texas. look at how that expangs of snow back through the cascades, the rockies and the inner mountain region and the forecast for the golden globes.
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sunday, 3:00. 12 pacific time, partly sunny and 55. by 8:00 in the evening, start of the thing, partly cloudy. temperature of 64. it looks like it should be dry for all the famous people walking the red carpet. that's what's going on around the country. here's we are dealing with the second round of storms moving through the bay area. we are tracking a few of these spotty showers and storms moving through. haven't seen much in the way of cloud to ground lightning. we are seeing downpours moving through. expect this to move to the north and east. making it into fremont by 9:00. also castro valley, 9:16. livermore will see heavy rain at about 9:30. hat is your latest weather. savannah. i'm going to join you. >> come on down, al. it's nice and toasty in here.
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it is day two of our month long start today series to help you kick off the new year right and this morning we're talking to all of you resolving to get fit in 2016. jenna bush hager is here to take the journey with us. and we're going to leave those executions behind, really in. >> i'm going to try. >> bub i'm tired. >> but i have two kids. >> yes. >> you know what it's like as a new mom. seems like you never have time to get to the gym so instead of simply resolving to lose weight which i promise myself i'll never do again i'm spending the month talking with the best and the brightest in the fitness world about how to get in shape and state motivated. >> when it comes to getting into shape, it's often the excuses, not the pounds, that weigh us down the most. as much as i try to get to the gym, these two little ones make my goal of getting there a little harder. so as a start today rookie i needed a guru and who better than a fellow mom and a fellow jenna, wolf, that is.
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last january she helped self-proclaimed jim hater and carb lover jeff rossen drop 15 pounds, with some sweat and four guidelines. drink 20 sips of water in the morning, start a food diery. walk 10,000 steps a day and cut simple carbs after 6:00 p.m. tips that are now in jenna's new book, "thinner in 30" inspired by her own quest to lose weight after becoming a mom. >> i looked in the mirror and it was an unrecognizable person. i was always of the mindset, i'll lose all the weight in one day and get right back in shape in one day and now for the first time it wasn't going to happen in one day, it was going to take time. >> after the second baby i have no time so i feel like change is scary and i feel like a lot of moms probably feel that way. a lot of people probably feel that way >> it's terrifying. it's absolutely terrifying. we fail to remember that we didn't gain all this weight in a day. we can't lose all the weight in a day >> so she came up with the book
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"30 day plan," one simple change each day which i got a sample of. show yourself. it's possible to move when you don't have time to go to the gym, whatever it is, can you do it on an airplane. >> even in an elevator. >> hopefully nobody enters. >> we eat fast. we move foot of. i want you to spend this month chewing each bite of food 20 times. now your appetite is catching up to where your brain is and you're realizing you're full because you'll save calories per meal. >> if i thought jenna wolfe will let me escape with some food-chewing dips i was sorely mistaken. here's the deal. those are the first couple of tips. we'll jump ahead and change ten is to do a 20-minute workout three times a week. >> one of my excuses, and i've told you this. i don't have the time. i'm overwhelmed. i'm going back to work. i have these two kids. what do i do. give 20 minutes, even when your baby is taking a nap. >> even when your baby is taking a nap.
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>> hold that stomach nice and tight. engage your core. >> this doesn't look hard but it is. >> squeeze your gluts ever time up. feels better than it looks. >> looks had a little strange. >> nine, nine. >> why do you say nine twice? >> right where momma made me. >> this is the jenna before and after. >> got to find a way to do as much as can you with the life that you currently have, and if it means working out on the go or while you're warming a baby bottle up or doing laundry, whatever it is. if you can do three minutes at a time a couple times a day, still 1,000 times better than doing nothing. >> i love the slow-mo workout shoots. jenna squeeze your glutes many with us and author the "thinner 30". >> and to our other 30. >> this jenna needs to squeeze her abs hager. >> it's a great tip for everybody. >> both of you, me, too, all had babies and then you find yourself trying to get back into shape. what was the hardest for you, jenna, because we all thought you came back and looked like
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you always do in. >> no heard. it's discipline. combining the way you eat and move. it's not one or the other. it's one and the other. >> someone says it takes nine months to put it on. takes nine months to take it off. >> pommy is four months. trying to figure out how to be a mom which jenna gave me advice on, how to be a mom for two and still take care of myself and that's okay. she says you've got to put yourself first and that's a hard thing to do. >> recently found out that some people have three babies which i can't even imagine. two is driving us up the wall, but you have to work with what you have. >> got three takeaways. >> that's what you need to work with. i narrowed it all down to three good takeaways of number one is reward yourself. a great way to do things. make a deal with yourself. if i skip dessert three times this week or if i get to the gym four times this week or if i do 100 push-ups in a day i'll get a non-food-based reward, a ma sam, ipod that i wanted to buy,
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something i don't really afford. studies show if you make a deal burst, if you reward yourself with things, you're more anti-to go out and do it and work out and do the things you wanted to do. >> do you have another one? >> yes, the second tip. super strict planning. open up the phone, meeting, take the kids to school, conference calls. put workout in there. want to hang out at 3:00, have something at 3:00. that's when you'll work out. stick to it and you'll do it. >> lastly? >> anything is better than nothing. five minutes over the course of a couple of times a day like we talked about in the piece. if you don't have 60 minutes a day, better than nothing and when you get to the day when you do have a full 60 minutes you're not having to start from scratch. do these three things a lot with everything else in the book and i promise you you'll get healthy. >> a bagel for breakfast, day's over. i'll just start january 1st. >> and i would reward myself with a big thing of ice cream. not the
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. >> narrator: this is an nbc news special report. here is lester report. >> we're coming on the air because president obama is about to announce a number of new executive actions plahe plans t take. he will be joined by 12 people who have lost loved ones in mass shootings. chris jansing is on the north lawn. chris, give us details of what the president is about to announce. >> reporter: the biggest thing is to try to expand background checks. we know that in states that have universal background check, gun deaths have gone out. he will expand the definition of what it means to be a gun dealer because that means you have to be licensed if you have to be licensed, that means you have to do a background check. right now about 40% of gun sales do not require that. so by toughening up these regulations, they can have more people checked out before they're able to get a gun.
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do that, they will also have to add new fbi agents. they're also looking for money there congress to more atf agents, as well. republicans in congress and on the campaign trail have been very much against this, they say that this is the president taking matters into his own hands. chris christie called him a petulant child. but today, this is the president making his case to the american people who largely support background checks in general, lester. >> all right. and the president about to speak. he's being introduced by newtown father who lost his 7-year-old son, daniel, in the massacre at sandy hook elementary in 2012. as i said, he will introduce the president. let's listen to what he's saying. >> here with my family and vice president biden, listening to our president speak, and our feelings of despair were
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replaced with feelings of hope. and i remember thinking who will help him with this? it's a tall order. so since then, i've come to know and respect and learn from many amazing individuals and organizations who are doing good smart work in this space. and many of you are right here right now. many folks in the gun violence prevention coalition have had numerous meetings with vice president biden and president obama and their top advisers to address this issue. but we can't do it alone. and the president can't do it alone. the thing is, every gun-related death is preventable. and we need your help. we need everybody engaged in this. president obama made a promise
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as an elected if i reca ed offi promise as a father that he would do everything in his power to protect our thags's children, to make our communities safer and curb the loss of life to gun violence in america. so today, we celebrate another example of how president obama and vice president biden continue to keep that promise. it is with such great honor that i introduce to you the president of the united states, barack obama, and vice president joe biden. [ applause ] >> the president entering the room after applause. again, there are family members here who have lost loved ones in
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mass shootings. mark of course the father of a 7-year-old killed. debbie giffords there also. of course five years ago she was wounded in a mass shooting during an event at a shopping center. >> thank you. thank you, everybody. thank you. thank you, everybody. please have a seat. thank you. thank you, everybody. thank you. thank you, everybody. please, please, have a seat. thank you so much. mark, i want to thank you for your introduction. i still remember the first time we met, and the time we spent
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together. and the conversation we had about daniel. and that changed me that day. and my hope earnestly has been that it would change the country. five years ago this week, a sitting member of congress and 18 others were shot at at a supermarket in tucson, arizona. it wasn't the first time i had had to talk to the nation in response to a mass shooting, authorize would it nor would it be the last. ft. hood. binghamton. aurora. oak creek. newtown. the navy yard. san bernardino.
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charlest charleston. too many. >> too many. >> thanks to a great medical team and the love of her husband, mark, my dear friend and colleague, gabby giffords, survived. she's here with us today with her wonderful mom. [ applause ] >> thanks to a great medical team, her wonderful husband, mark, who by the way the last time i met with mark, this this is just a small aside, you may know mark's twin brother is in outer space. he came to the office, and i said how often are you talking
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to him and he said i usually talk to him every day, but the call was coming in right before the meeting, so i think i may have not answered his call. which made me feel kind of bad. that's a long distance call. so i told him if his brother scott is calling today, that he should take it. turn the ringer on. i was there with gaby when she was still in the hospital. and we didn't think necessarily at that point that she was going to survive. and that visit right before memori
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memorial, about an hour later, g gaby first opened her eyes. but i know the pain that she and her family have endured these past five years. and the rehabilitation and the work and the effort to recover from shattering injuries. and then i think of all the americans who aren't as fortunate. every single year, more than 30,000 americans have their lives cut short by guns. 30,000. suicides, domestic violence, gang shoot-outs, accidents.
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hundreds of thousands of americans have lost brothers and sisters. or buried their own children. many have had to learn to live with a disability or learn to live without the love of their life. a number of those people are here today. they can tell you some stories. in this room right here, there are a lot of stories. there is a lot of heartache. there a lot of resilience, a lot of strength, but there is also a lot of pain. and this is just a small sampling.
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the united states of america is not the only country on earth with violent or dangerous people. we are not inherently more reason to violence. but we are the only advanced country on earth that sees this kind of mass violence erupt with this kind of frequency. it doesn't happen in other advanced countries. it's not even close. and as i said before, somehow we've become numb to it and we start positioning that this is normal. and instead of thinking about how to solve the problem, this
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has become one of our most polarized partisan debates. despite the fact that there is a general consensus in america about what needs to be done. that's part of the reason why on thursday i'm going to hold a town hall meeting in virginia on gun violence. because my goal here is to bring good people on both sides of the issue together for an open discussion. i'm not on the ballot again. i'm not looking to score some points. i think we can disagree without impugning other people's motives or without being disagreeable. we don't need to be talking past one another. but we do have to feel a sense of urgency about it. in dr. king's word, we have to feel the urgency of now.
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because people are dying. and the constant excuses for inaction no longer do. no longer suffice. that's why we're here today. not to debate the last mass shooting, but do something to try to prevent the next one. [ applause ] to prove to the vast majority of americans, even if our voices aren't always the loudest or most extreme, we care enough about a little boy like daniel
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to come together and take common sense steps to save lives and protect more of our children. now, i want to be absolutely clear at the start. i've said this over and over again. this also becomes routine. there is a ritual about this whole thing that i have to do. i believe in the second amendment. it's there written on the paper. it guarantees a right to bear arms. no matter how many times people try to twist my words around, i taught constitutional law, i know a little bit about this. i get it. but i also believe that we can find ways to reduce gun violence consistent with the second
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amendment. i mean, think about it. we all believe in the first amendment, the guarantee of free speech. but we accept that you can't yell "fire" in a theater. we understand there are some constraints on our freedom in order to protect innocent people. we cherish our right to privacy, but we accept that you have to go through metal detectors before being allowed to board a plane. it's not because people like doing that. but we understand that that is part of the price of living in a civilized society. and what is often ignored in this debate is that a majority of gun owners actually agree. a majority of gun owners agree
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that we can respect the second amendment while keeping an irresponsible law-breaking few from inflicting harm on a massive scale. today background checks are required at gun stores. if a father wants to teach his daughter how to hunt, he can walk into a gun store, get a background check, purchase his weapon safely and responsibly. this is not seen as an infringement on the second amendment. contrary to the claims of what some gun rights proponents have suggested, this hasn't been the first step in some slippery slope to mass confiscation. contrary to claims of some presidential candidates apparently before this meeting, this is not a plot to take away
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everybody's guns. you pass a background check, you purchase a firearm. the problem is some gun sellers have been operating under a different set of rules. a violent felon can buy the exact same weapon over the internet with no wrbackground check, no questions asked. a recent study found that about 1 in 30 people looking to buy guns on one website had criminal records. 1 out of 30 had a criminal record. we're talking about individuals convicted of serious crime, aggravated assault, domestic violence, robbery, illegal gun possession. people with lengthy criminal histories buying deadly weapons all too easily. and this was just one website within the span of a few months. so we've created a system in which dangerous people are allowed to play by a different
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set of rules than a responsible gun owner who buys his or her gun the right way and subjects themselves to a background check. it doesn't make sense. everybody should have to abide by the same rules. most americans and gun owners agree. and that is what we tried to change three years ago after 26 americans, including 20 children, were murdered at sandy hook elementary. two united states senator, joe manchin, a democrat from west virginia, and pat toomey, a republican from pennsylvania, both gun owner, strong defenders of our second amendment rights, both with a-grades from the n rchl ra, that's hard to get, work together in good faith and
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consulting with folks like our vice president, who has been a champion on this for a long time, to write a common sense compromise bill that would have required virtually everyone who buys a gun to get a background check. that was it. pretty common sense stuff. 90% of americans supported that idea. 90% of democrats in the is that the senate voted for that idea. but it failed. because 90% of republicans in the senate voted against that idea. how did this become such a partisan issue? republican president george w. bush once said i believe in background checks at gun shows or anywhere to make sure guns don't get into the hands of people that shouldn't have them. senator john mccain introduced a bipartisan measure to address the gun show loophole saying we need this amendment because criminals and terrorists have
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exploited and are exploiting this very obvious loophole in our gun safety laws. even the nra used to support expanded background checks. and by the way most of its members still do. most republican voters still do. how did we get here? how it we get to tdid we get to place where requiring a comprehensive background check means taking away people's guns? each time this comes up, we are fed the excuse that common sense reforms like background checksb away people's guns? each time this comes up, we are fed the excuse that common sense reforms like background checks might not have stopped the last massacre. or the one before that. or the one before that. so why bother trying. i reject that thinking. [ applause ]
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we know we can't stop every act of evil in the world, but maybe we could try to stop one act of evil, one agent of violence. some of you may recall that at the same time that sandy hook happened, a disturbed person in china took a knife and tried to kill with a knife a bunch of children in china. but most of them survived. because they didn't have access to a powerful weapon. we maybe can't save everybody,
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but we could save some. just as we don't prevent all traffic accidents, but we take steps to try to reduce traffic accidents. as ronald reagan once said, if mandatory background checks could save more live, it would be well worth making it the law of the land. the bill before congress three years ago met that test. unfortunately, too many senators failed theirs. [ applause ] in fact we know that background checks make a difference. after connecticut passed a law requiring pack groubackground c gun safety courses, gun deaths decreased by 40%. 40%. [ applause ]
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meanwhile since missouri repealed a law requiring comprehensive background checks and purchase permits, gun deaths have increased to an almost 50% higher than the national average. one study found unsurprisingly that criminals in missouri now have easier access to guns. and the evidence tells us that in states that require background checks, law-abiding americans don't find it any harder to purchase guns whatsoever. their guns have not been confiscated, their rights have not been infringed. and that is just the information we have access to. with more research, we could further improve gun safety just as with more research, we've reduced traffic fatalities enormously over the last 30 years. we do research when cars, food, medicine, even toys harm people so that we make them safer. and you know what, research
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finds those are good things, they work. [ applause ] they do. but think about this. when it comes to an inherently deadly weapon, nobody argues that guns are potentially deadly. weapons that kill tens of thousands of americans every year, congress actually voted to make it harder for public health experts to conduct research into gun violence. made it harder to collect data and facts. and developed strategies to reduce gun violence. even after san bernardino, they refused to make it harder for terror suspects who can't get on a plane to buy semiautomatic
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weapons. that is not right. that can't be right. so the gun lobby may be holding congress hostage right now, but they cannot hold america hostage. we do not have to accept this carnage. [ applause ] i want to be clear, congress still needs to act.
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the folks in this room will not rest until congress does. because once congress gets on board with common sense gun safety measures, we can reduce gun violence a whole lot more. but we also can't wait. until we have a congress that is in line with the majority of americans, there are actions within my legal authority that we can take to help reduce gun violence and save more lives. actions that protect our rights and our kids. after sandy hook, joe and i worked together with our teams and we put forward a whole series of executive actions to try to tighten up the existing
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rules and systems that we had in place. but today, we want to take it a step further. so let me outline what we'll be doing. number one, anybody in the business of selling firearms must get a license and conduct background checks or be subject to criminal prosecutions. [ applause [ it didnoesn't matter whether you're doing it over the internet or a gun show. it's not where you do it, but what you do. we're also expanding background checks to cover violent criminals who try on buy some of the most dangerous firearms by hiding behind trusts and corporations and various cutouts.
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we're also taking steps to make the background check system more efficient. under the guidance of jim comey and the fbi and our deputy director at atf, we'll hire more folks to process applications faster and we'll bring an outdated background check system into the 21st century. [ applause ] and these steps will actually lead to a smoother process for law-abiding gun opener owners, smoother process for gun dealers and stronger process for protecting the public from dangerous people. so that's number one. number two, we will do everything we can to ensure the smart effective enforcement of gun safety raws that are already on the books.
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which means that we will add 200 more than atf agents and investigator, we will require firearms dealers to report more lost or stolen guns on a timely basis, we're working with advocates to protect victims of domestic abuse from gun violence where too often -- [ applause ] -- where too often people are not getting the protection they need. number three, we will do more to help those suffering from mental illness get the help that they need. so high profile mass shootings tend to shine a light on those few mentally unstable people who inflict harm on other, but the truth is that nearly two in three gun deaths are from suicides. so a lot of our work is to prevent people from hurting themselves. that's why we made sure that the
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affordable care act, also known as obamacare, finally -- [ applause ] -- under that law made sure that treatment for mental health was covered the same as treatment for any other illness. and that's why we will invest $500 million to expand access to treatment across the country. [ applause ] it's also why we'll ensure that federal mental health records are submitted to the background check system and remove barriers that prevent states from reporting relevant information. if we can continue to destigmatize mental health issues, get folks proper care, and fill gaps in the background check system, then we can spare more families the pain of losing a loved one to suicide. and for those in congress who so often rush to blame mental
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illness for mass shootings, as a way of a voiding action on guns, here is your chance to support these efforts, put your money where your mouth is. [ applause ] number four. we're going to boost gun safety technology. today many gun injuries and deaths are the result of legal guns that were stolen or misused or discharged accidentally. in 2013 alone, more than 500 people lost their lives to gun accidents and that includes 30 children younger than five years old. in the greatest most technologically advanced nation on earth, there is no reason for this. we need to develop new technologies that make them safer. if we can set it up so you can't unlock your phone unless you got the right fingerprint, why can't we do the same thing for our
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guns. [ applause ] if there is an app that can help us find a missi sing tablet, wh happens to me often the older i get, if we can do it for your ipad, there is no reason we can't do it with a stolen gun. if a child can't open a bottle of aspirin, we should make sure that they can't pull a trigger on a gun. [ applause ] right? so we're going to advance research, we're going to work with the private sector to update firearms technology. some gun retailers are already stepping up by refusing to
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finalize a purchase without a complete background check or by refraining from selling automatic weapons and high capacity magazines, and i hope more retailers and manufacturers join them because they should care as much as anybody about a product that now kills almost as many americans as car accidents. i make this point because none of us can do this alone. i think mark made that point earlier. all of us should be able to work together to find a balance that declares the rest of our rights are also important. second amendment rights are important. but there are other rights that we care about, as well. and we have to be able to balance them. because our right to worship freely and safely, that right
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was denied to christians in charleston, south carolina. and that was denied jews in kansas city. and that was denied muslims in chapel hill. and sikhs in oak creek. they have rights, too. [ applause ] our right to peaceful assembly, that right was robbed from movie-goers in aurora and la fayette. our unalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, those rights were stripped there from college kid it is in san bernardino and from high schoolers in columbine. and from first graders in newto newtown.
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first graders. and from every family who never imagined that their loved one would be taken from our lives by a bullet from a gun. every too many time i think about those kids, it gets me mad. and by the way, it happens on the streets of chicago every day. [ applause ] so all of us need to demand a congress brave enough to stand up to the gun lobby's lie, all
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of us need to stand up and protect its citizens. all of us need to demand governors and ledge lagislators businesses do their part to make our community safer. we need the wide majority of responsible gun owners who grieve with us every time this happens and feel like your views are not being properly represented to join with us to demand something better. [ applause ] and we need voters who want safer gun laws and who are disappointed in leaders who stand in their way to remember come election time. [ applause ] some of this is just simple
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math. yes, the gun lobby is allow and it is organized in defense of making it effortless for guns to be available for anybody anytime. the rest of us have to be just as passionate, we have to be just as organized in defense of our kids. this is not that complicated. the reason congress blocks laws is because they want to win elections. and if you make it hard for them to win an election if they block those law, they will change course, i promise you. [ applause ] and, yes, it will be hard.
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and it won't happen overnight. it won't happen during this congress. it won't happen during my presidency. but a lot of things don't happen overnight. a woman's right to vote didn't happen overnight. liberation of african-americans didn't happen overnight. lgbt rights was decades worth of work. so just because it's hard, that's no excuse not to try. and if you have any doubt as to why you should feel that fierce urgency as of now, think about what happened three weeks ago.
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zavion dobson was a sophomore in knoxville, he played football, beloved by his classmates and his teachers. his own mayor called they will one of their city's success stories. the week before christmas, he headed to a friend's house to play video games. he wasn't in the wrong place at the wrong time. he hadn't made a bad decision. he was exactly where any other kid would be. your kid, my kid. and then gunmen started firing. and zavion who was in high school hadn't even gotten started in life, dove on top of three girls to shield them from the bullets. and he was shot in the head.
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and the girls were spared. and he gave his life to save theirs. an act of heroism a lot bigger than anything we should ever expect from a 15-year-old. greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. we are not asked to do what zavion dobson did. we're not asked to have shoulders that big, a heart that strong, reactions that quick. i'm not asking people to have that same level of courage or sacrifice or love. but if we love our kids and care about their prospects, and it if we love this country and care about its future, then we can find the courage to vote, we can
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find the courage to get mobilized and organized, we can find the courage to cut through all the noise and do what a sen country would do. that's what we're doing today and tomorrow we should do more and we should more the day after that and if we do, we'll leave behind a nation stronger than the one we inherited and worthy of the sacrifice of a young man like zavion. thank you very much, every. g god bless. >> president obama in an key motion al over half hour long address announcing executive actions to further his goal to gun control working around congress. essentially expanding background
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checks requiring those who sell guns to be federally licensed as gun dealers, specifically talking about some of the online sales he believes worked around the requirements of back ground checks checks. the president at one point fighting back tears, tears actually flowing as he went down the litany of the various mass shootings that have occurred over the last several years. we should note there has been immediate reaction. speaker paul ryan issued a statement calling the president's executive order an effort to undermine the second amendment. he says in a statement no matter what president obama says, his word does not trump the second amendment. we will conduct vigilant oversight. his executive order will no doubt be challenged in the courts. again, part of the statement from speaker paul ryan about the president's executive action. chris jansing our senior white house correspondent has been watching along with us from the north lawn. we have seen the president certainly emotional on this topic before, chris.
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but not quite like what we saw the last few minutes. >> reporter: never like this, not the depth of this emotion. you'll remember that after newtown, he had said that was the worst day of his life. he was deeply affected by it. he was introduced by the father of a 7-year-old who was killed there. and when he brought up newtown and he brought up the deaths of those 20 children, first graders, you saw that frustration and that emotion come to the surface. this was never expected to be a detailed -- do we have that? let's show the president. so the president really was always expecting to make this about the common sense of this, to have an appeal to people, to bring them back to those times. we remember what it felt like after newtown when the people who had gone into a movie theater in aurora lost their live, when people who were in a work party in san bernardino lost their lives. but this was a deeply emotional
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appeal that i think takes this fight to a very different place in front of an audience of people who feel very much like he does. >> the president using the term common sense over and over again and saying this is not a plot to take away everybody's guns. there is a lot of reaction to all of this, of course we'll have it for you coming up tonight on nbc nightly news and nbcnews.com. this has been an nbc news special report. good day. no, no, no, no, people are both soft and strong... yey! which is why our products are too. angel soft.
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come up in hour next half hour, hoda wants you to listen to those voices in your head. >> okay. that didn't come out right, at all. >> her new book "where we belong" is out today and it showcases ordinary people making extraordinary choices by listening to the voices in their head. >> the highses in my head says there's a lot to mark on your calendar. this month full of big entertainment events. we'll help you mark your calendar so you don't miss anything. >> and we'll talk to the netflix film-makers who has hundreds petitioning the president to
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at downtown san jose - where skies have a very good morning to you. i'm laura garcia-cannon. let's take a live look outside downtown san jose this morning, where skies have cleared this morning. scattered showers are now rolling through the bay area. "today in the bay's" meteorologist kari hall tracking the next storm heading our way. she's going to update us in just a couple of minutes. this morning's storm led to some headaches in one north bay neighborhood. a tree knocked down power lines on buena vista avenue. the power is out for more than 200 homes. in the south bay, keep those storm drains clear. this morning's rain led to street flooding in san jose. when crews arrived, they pumped the water out and cleared the drain and the flooding left no lingering problems. new this morning, 15 is the
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new 25. when it comes to driving through school zones in los altos. the city is in the midst of a new effort to boost pedestrian safety everywhere, including reducing state limits to 15 miles per hour within 500 feet of all schools. los altos police will enforce the new speed zones during school hours. officers will initially give out warnings to speeding drivers. tickets will start being issued next month. we're going to have a look at weather and traffic after this break.
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traffic good morning. i'm kari hall. the heavier rain moved through this morning. but we're still dealing with scattered showers. and that is making things wet. we go out the door, some puddles may make things treacherous as our temperatures are now the low 50s. mild temperatures and we won't have highs reaching into the mid to upper 50s. we'll also have a few breaks from the rain as we go into the day. and another round of heavy downpours expected tonight. let's see what's happening on those roads. >> this chopper video from just
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a few minutes ago. this car on a little island in a big bay. it's in the bay. there's the bay bridge approach. westbound for these folks. the opposite direction for that car in the water. all things are wrong with this shot. but we're tracking that, and we'll look at the live look at palo alto where there's another expected slow drive here as well. both directions, north and southbound, a slow drive over the last couple hours now. still the slowest spot for the peninsula. back to you. >> looks like a lot of insurance calls this morning, mike. thanks so much. another local news update coming up in about half an hour. enjoy your morning.
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taking a look to the headlines. president obama this morning is announcing executive action to expand background checks for gun sales at flea markets, online and at gun shows. he's been unable to get new gun restrictions through congress despite what he calls a scourge of gun violence. the president is also asking congress for $500 million to improve mental health care. all eyes are again on wall street this morning. global stock markets were weighed down today by worries over the chinese economy after monday's massive selloff that suggests the stock market could extend the deep losses seen on monday when the dow suffered its worst start to the year since 2008. regular aspirin use may reduce the risk of dying from prostate cancer in some patients. aspirin does not appear to have an impact on the odds of getting prostate cancer.
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however, men who took at least three tablets a week were 24% less likely to die from the disease. so be sure to consult your doctor as always before starting any aspirin regimen. a new study finds that children conceived after fertility treatments do not have a higher risk for early developmental delays. researchers at the national institutes of health followed about 2,000 children born to mothers who underwent in vitro fertilization embryo transfer or insemination. at age 3 they scored the same as their peers in motor skills, communication and problem-solving. researchers plan to follow the children until they are 8 years old. three nfl teams have officially filed for relocation to the los angeles area. in an attempt to return pro football to the country's second largest market. the san diego chargers, oakland raiders and the st. louis rams are all looking to make the movement the applications will be reviewed by league staff and three committees of owners. a vote by all 32 team owners
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could come next week. who will it be? stay tuned. let's get a check of the weather right now from mr. roker. hey, al. >> got to stink for the other two cities who lose who know the other teams liked you, not. sorry. anyway, let's show you what's going on for today. wet weather, west coast, rockies, western-two thirds, eastern two-thirds of the country looking spectacular, though we do have a little lake-effect, ocean-effect snow still hanging around new england. tomorrow, look for snow in the upper mississippi river valley, an icy mix in between and rain down to the south. more snow spreading out west where they need it. western third of the country looking good although a lot of wet weather along the southeastern coast and florida and for the golden globes on sunday, weather is actually looking pretty good. we'll be doing our whole show from there. look for partly sunny skies right around the time they are walking the red carpet.
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we're still tracking scattered showers across parts of the bay area, while some of us do get a break. expect the rain to be off and on through the morning and early afternoon. maybe even a little sun breaking out. in between some rain, off and on, the possibility of a few thunderstorms, and as we go into tonight, mainly quiet until this next line of storms move in in time for tomorrow morning's commute, making things very soggy once again. >> that's your latest weather. >> al, thank you very much. when she's not busy pounding wine with kathie lee. >> pounding? >> i don't know. >> pounding. >> that's the wrong word. >> sipping. >> our friend hoda could theky is writing great books. here to celebrate the release of her third book. "where we belong, journeys that show us the way." . good morning >> good mornin with the title,
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"where we belong." what does it mean? >> it's with finding right lane in your lane. sometimes you hear a voice am i with the right job, with the right person, in the right place, and these are people who decided it was time to listen to that. look, hofn in life things happen almost by accident. you live here and go to a clem because it's near your house, meet a cute guy across the street that gets married, happens to be a business thats has an opening, you don't lost business but you take the job. suddenly your whole life was just there. did i choose this on the path of least resistance? these are people that put their hands on the steer wheel. >> and roma downey and mark burnett what, made you want to focus on them? >> he's done everything, "survivor," and roma is a very faith-based person and she
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wanted to talk to mark with doing more faith-based productions, and she said that she led him to where he wanted to go was basically the way that she put it, but it's interesting how faith became such an important part of now not only their lives but of their profession, and they have really taken hollywood by storm just with that. >> you've also included people who have made purposeful decision-making. tell us about that. >> i think often in life, again, you just sort of go -- you're just going with the flow hand you think you should make deliberate choices. some people are in the wrong profession. some people are with the wrong person, and i think people -- it's tough to change your path because you have a mortgage. you have debts. you have all this stuff. >> kids. >> kids and everything. >> everything. >> someone said give 10% of your time and money and put it towards thing you love. keep on with your job because you're not an idiot, not going to quit your job and maybe next year you can put 15% and 20% and maybe you can turn like a
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passion into a profession. maybe it can become your kind of your calling, so all the people in this book are so brave. i was like wow. how did you -- how did you have the guts, the moxie to change, but that's like the common thread? >> i love that story. >> your story, even though you featured other people, you represent that same kind of threadwoman of the things we know that you've gone through and even in your career in life. >> i think when you go through something -- i was sort of scared into decisions for me. i got sick and it scared me. >> yeah. >> so i went for something that i didn't think i was ever going to ask for, and sometimes fear drives you. >> sure. >> and it did for me. >> can you hold that book up side by side real quick. >> yeah. >> please. >> look right behind you, too. >> it's my go-to dress, okay. i only have two, and this is one of them. >> that dress is where it belongs. >> is pink your power color? >> it is my power color and where this dress belongs is at
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at dry cleaners. >> pink is your color. >> throughout the tour. >> hoda, congratulations. we love. the book is "where we belong, journeys that show us the way" and the book is out today. go pick up a copy. coming up next, huge buzz around the netflix documentary series "making a murderer" and even prompting an online petition for a pre does the smell of a freshly bound presentation fill you with optimism? do you love your wireless keyboard more than certain family members? is your success due to a filing system only you understand? does printing from your tablet to your wireless printer give you a jolt of confidence? if so, you may be gearcentric. someone who knows that the right office gear helps you do great things. and there's one place that has it all. office depot officemax. gear up for great. pb&j. it's just pb&j. unless you make it right.
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if you're looking for newer next big binge check out the netflix new docu series "making a murderer." >> quickly became a phenomena and has more than 200,000 people petitioning the white house. we'll talk to the film-makers in a moment but first more on the story. >> truth is stranger than fiction. bullet netflix documentary series "making a murderer "asks what is the truth? >> i think -- i've had a good life until all the trouble started. >> reporter: it's the story of steven avery, a man who served 18 years in prison for rape until he was exonerated by dna evidence, but four years after his release he was convicted of murder there isa halback in 2005. >> i didn't do it. >> what do it? >> i don't know. >> an article about his case got the attention of film-makers laura ricciardi and moira demos. >> really throughout the entire series it was a question of how is the american criminal justice system functioning? is it delivering on its promises of truth and justice, and we
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thought steven avery would be an amazing window through which to look at the system. >> the documentary casts doubt on some of the evidence accused to convict avery in his murder trial, including the confession by averies's 16-year-old inch u, co-defendant boyfriend ann dassey. >> who shot her in the head? >> he did. >> why didn't you tell us that? >> because i couldn't think of it. >> some recompense. >> one of avery's attorneys at his murder trial tried to show that avery was framed by local law enforcement. >> the system that allowed his conviction on this evidence was a system that did not do honor to the basic precept of proof beyond a reasonable doubt. >> it ended in the hands. >> the prosecutor in the case says the series left out significant evidence against avery that was included in the trial, saying in part that any claim avery was framed, quote, is irresponsible and inconsistent with a consideration of all the evidence presented.
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the film-makers support any steps to bring justice and closure, particularly for the woman who was murdered. >> our goal going in was always to start a dialogue, and i'm sure -- you know, a piece of that dialogue is people's desire to have, you know, more information about what happened to teresa h ha lback, and if somebody find more information, i think that's a good thing. i think that's what she deserves. >> laura ricciardi and moira demos produced and wrote and directed "making a murderer" and have news to share about the case. thanks for joining us. in hour last hour you were speaking about a juror in the case where steven avery was convicted of murder and that juror now has had a big revelation. what can you tell us about that. >> sure. the juror contacted us directly and told us that the verdicts in steven's trial were a compromise. that was the actual word that the jury used and went on to describe the jurors ultimately trading votes in the jury room
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and explicitly discussing if you vote guilt on this count, i will vote not guilty on this count, so that was a significant revelation. >> that's a very serious charge, obviously, moira, one that could turn the case on its head. have you been able to independently verify that say with another juror? >> we've not spoken to other jurors. this juror reached out directly to us. they told us really that they were afraid that if they held out for a mistrial that it would be easy to identify which juror had done that, and they were fearful for their own safety, and what they explained to us was they believed that if there was a split verdict like this, that that would send a message to the appellate courts, and they thought that steven would get a new trial. that was sort their plan. >> oh. >> but obviously it didn't work out that way. >> laura, willie and i were talking over the holidays. suddenly you go on social media and everyone from celebrities to
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your neighbors are tweeting and on facebook talking about this. did you ever anticipate that this would turn into this phenomenon as it is now? >> no. i mean, we never could have anticipated or even d we neverre could have anticipat or even dreamt of the response. we thrilled with everyone tuning in and taking to social media to discuss it. we're excited about the public discourse it has generated. >> and there are petitions, including on whitehouse.gov getting people to sign up. do you think anything will change this this case based on what you all have produced? >> i think because there is a dialogue now and move people are talking, perhaps somebody who has information might feel safer to come forward at this point. i think it's going to depend on new evidence being brought to light. >> just lastly, what is it about these true crimes from serial to "discovery i.d." to what you've
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done on netflix, what do you think it is that hits a nerve here? >> i think people are interested in our public institutions, our public systems and whether they are functioning properly. and to the extent they're not, what can be done about it? >> it's fascinating. we watched it and it is compelling. the debate will continue and we'll see what happens more so in the legal system now that you have this big news. up next from new movies, one of our tv show, pop culture events you don't want to miss all this month after this. 20 hours of anxiously fighting crowds to find the perfect gifts. cooking for family meals where we eat over 15 pounds of turkey and sides. no wonder after all that our digestive systems can act up. so try activia for 2 weeks! enjoying activia twice a day for two weeks may help reduce the frequency of bloating, gas,
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the results are something to savor. hillshire farm. because it's worth doing right. there's only one place where you'll find david bowie, ice cube and the cast of "sesame street" all together. >> right here sirius entertainment weekly host jessica shaw will help you mark your calendar with all the pop culture events to look forward to this month. good morning. >> good morning, happenedy new year. >> "the new girl" season five premiers. so what's happening with jess and we've got megan fox in the mix. >> we do. last season in the finale she got engaged and this season kicks off with an engagement party that jess shows. when they shot the season zooey deschanel who played jess was pregnant hand let's stick her in a sequestered jury house and
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megan fox comes in and plays a pharmaceutical rep that also is completely hot. >> speaking of hot, we love jane lynch "angel from hell." >> plays a guardian angel, real kooky substance abusing guardian angel to the very uptight and rigid dermatologist who thinks she's not the real deal but it turns out she s.supposed to be aed mo earn day retelling of "i dream of jeanie" and i think jane lynch is so excited not to be in track students she's thrilled. >> january, really looking forward to this one, david bowie out with a new album. >> "black star" coming out on his 69th birthday, his 26th album. if you like your bowie kind of weird and wonderful this is an album for you. the title track is just about ten minutes long and involves jazz. >> ten minutes long, wow. >> like medieval organs. if you're a gregorian chant fan, get it. >> i cannot wait. cannot wait. kanye is doing that, too. january 10, golden globes, we'll
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all be out there. >> ricky gervais. >> what are you most excited about in. >> ready for ricky gervais, such a great host. so funny and not scared of saying anything. >> already apologized. >> i love it. put out a public apology this week saying i'm going to anger people. you'll hate what i'm going to say and i'm telling you now i'm sorry. such a fun show. a lot of booze and even though you can watch for, tons of it stuff nominated both tv and film, really all about drunk acceptance speeches. >> january 15, ice cube, kevin hart, "riding along two." >> i don't know if you saw it. kevin hart played a security guard who wants to impress his brother-in-law who is a cop in atlanta hand now kevin hart sat full-fledged cop so they are riding along once again fighting a drug lord played by benjamin bratt and this movie did incredibly well, the original one two years ago. made $150 million world wrooild. >> wow. >> considering kevin hart and
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ice cube were everywhere this year they are expecting big things. >> big one, last one, hbo, the premier of "sesame street." >> season 46 premiering on hbo, updated theme songs, street looks good. new houses, big bird's nest is finally in a tree and sthars gwen stefani and pharrell, don't worry, the shows will still be on pbs come september. >> for the rest of the january mark your
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>> happy new yore. >> my first day back. a big, big show. >> who do we have. >> kirstie alley. >> valerie bert nelly. >> and cheyenne jackson from i'm ... ==anim== happening
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now... ==topvo== an emergency court hearing .. as a santa clara youth soccer 9:56. good morning, everyone. i'm scott mcgrew. happening now, an emergency court hearing as the santa clara youth soccer league tries to stop the city and the nfl from using these playing fields during the super bowl. the nfl started work yesterday on a media center that's going to go up on those fields anyway.
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the league fears the turf will be destroyed and says it doesn't know where it's going to play its games. let's check your weather this morning. >> the rest of the morning and early afternoon, before we catch a break. as we see our temperatures in the low 50s, we're heading into the upper 50s later on today, and breaking the rain in a few spots. in the tri-valley, we're looking at 66 degrees for a high. also in san francisco, in the peninsula, south bay a high of 67. and 55 in the north bay. there will be some heavier rain moving in tonight. let's see what's happening on the roadways now with mike. >> we've had a lot of rain. we still have slick roadways. this is palo alto. just starting to get some better speed now. northbound is having a tough drive. we'll look at your map, you see that slowness here. as well as puddling around stanford. look at that around the farm south of there. an easier drive northbound. over here through oakland, the freeway and the golden gate bridge still wet, and slippery conditions right here on the
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bridge itself. that rock slide around the tunnel, it has cleared from 101 southbound direction. back to you. >> all right, thanks. more local news coming up in half an hour. we'll see you then.
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>> anndhar. >> announcer: from nbc news this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> hello everyby. it's booze day tuesday, january 5th. that is "speechless" by rachel platon. >> i love her. >> congratulations and multd multiple kudos to our hodie. we have a long-time pal, kirstie alley always has something going. even t

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