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bridge. justice scalia his body lying in repose right now at the supreme court hall of justice. the "today" show picks up our coverage. ♪ good morning. holy war of words. donald trump responds after the pope questions his faith for wanting to build a wall along the mexican border. >> he's got an awfully big wall at the vatican, i will tell you. >> we'll talk to trump live. while on the democratic side, hillary clinton gets booed for a dig at bernie sanders. >> he doesn't even know what the -- you know, what the democratic presidents did. and you know what -- well, it's true! >> as our new poll shows, that race tightening. moment of impact. a sight seen of a helicopter crashing near pearl harbor. five injured, one critically. why witnesses say it's the
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pilot's actions that saved lives. paying respect. the body of justice antonin scalia set to lie in repose at the supreme court today. president obama scheduled to be there, but facing growing criticism in his decision to not attend tomorrow's funeral. and a dramatic rise in flu cases nationwide. what you can do to ward off the virus today, friday, february 19, 2016. is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning, it's friday morning, i'm savannah guthrie alongside willie geist. matt will be back monday. >> george w. bush, president obama and clinton all weighing in on the race. now enter the pope. >> the old adage don't mix religion and politics. this is a very big story this morning. the presidential candidates
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making a pitch ahead of tomorrow's democratic caucus and the republican primary in south carolina. and as willie mentioned, this election has taken yet another strange twist with this back and forth between donald trump and the pope. we will talk to mr. trump live in a moment. but we want to begin our coverage this morning with nbc national correspondent peter alexander. peter, good morning. >> reporter: hey, savannah, good morning to you. south carolina, of course, famous for a good spirited debate. the fighting has now gone from surprising to surreal. here's where things stand right now in the republican side. you can see the race is tightening. donald trump, according to the new nbc news "wall street journal" poll out just this morning, now up over five points over ted cruz. and marco rubio and jeb bush in a statistical tie for third. donald trump now diffusing what began as a holy war of words. >> i don't like fighting with the pope. and i think he's doing a very good job. the pope is a wonderful guy. >> reporter: the donald versus
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the pope started hours earlier. >> for a religious leader to question a person's faith is disgraceful. >> reporter: pope francis shortly after praying on the mexican side of the u.s. border, responded to a question by challenging the republican front runner's proposal to build a wall. a person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, his holiness told reporters, is not christian. trump, arguing the pope would be blessed to have him in the white house. >> if and when the vatican is attacked by isis, which as everyone knows is isis' ultimate trophy, i can promise you that the pope would have only wished and prayed that donald trump would have been president. >> reporter: a top trump aide defiantly tweeting this picture, showing vatican city surrounded by walls. >> he's got an awfully big wall at the vatican. >> reporter: trump is also facing new questions over a 2002 howard stern interview in which the billionaire said he
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supported the war in iraq, despite recent claims he opposed it. >> are you for invading iraq. >> yeah, i guess so. you know, i wish it was -- i wish the first time it was done correctly. >> reporter: trump tried to clarify his remarks thursday night. >> it was probably the first time anybody asked me that question. when the war started, i was against the war. >> reporter: for all of this campaign season's nastiness, some emotional moments, too. >> i found hope and i found it in the lord and in my friends, and now i've found it in my presidential candidate that i support. and i would really appreciate one of those hugs you have been talking about. >> reporter: like john kasich comforting a supporter, struggling with personal hardship and depression. willie, a powerful and moving moment there, just 24 hours ago. no room for error for these candidates. all of them pulling out the stops, including jeb bush, whose mom, bar rah bush, 90 years old,
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will be back on the trail today. >> peter, thank you so much. and donald trump is with us now on the phone. mr. trump, good morning. >> good morning. >> let's clear something up that has become an issue in south carolina. the question is whether or not you said that the bush administration lied to get us into the war in iraq. here is exactly what you said at the debate on saturday night. we will roll the tape. >> they lied. they said there were weapons of mass destruction, there were none. and they knew there were none. >> and here is what you said last night at a cnn town hall when asked by a voter who didn't like that sentiment, whether you would be willing to reconsider. we'll roll that tape. >> would you be willing to rethink that? >> well, a lot of people agree with what i said, and i'm not talking about lying. i'm not talking about that. >> which is it, mr. trump? it seems like you backed off that claim a little bit last night. are you still saying that the bush administration lied to get us into iraq? >> well, i'm not saying anything one way or the other. >> well, you did say that. you did.
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>> savannah, i'm saying that as far as i'm concerned, the decision to go into iraq was probably one of the worst decisions ever made in the history of our country. it led to the total destabilization of the militants middle east and everything we have now. >> i'm sorry to interrupt. but to this specific issue, this is what some voters in south carolina are really seizing on. whether or not you accused the bush administration of lying. are you still -- >> i'm not seizing on them. i don't think they're seizing. i don't think the voters are seizing on it. i don't know if he lied or not. he could have lied. maybe he did, maybe he didn't. i guess you would have to ask him. but whatever. the decision to go into the middle east, to go into iraq was one of the worst decisions in the history of our country. we have spent $2 trillion in iraq. we have lost thousands of lives. we've got wounded warriors who i love all over the place. and that was a decision that was made. and right now we have nothing. iran is taking over iraq. we've totally lost. we have been humiliated there. and we should have at least
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gone -- if you're going to go in, you go in to win. the war in iraq was one of the worst decisions. why he made it there with no weapons of mass destruction. he said there were weapons of mass destruction. there were no weapons of mass destruction. it's been a horrible decision. maybe the worst decision ever made by the united states. >> mr. trump, it's willie geist. let's take up that question of iraq. you have said as one of the pillars of your foreign policy credentials you had the wisdom to know it was going to be a bad idea to invade iraq. it would be a disaster. you said that in 2003 and 2004. last night, as you heard in the piece there, buzz feed unearthed a clip of you talking to howard stern, september 11th, 2002, where you were asked, should we go into iraq and you said, "yeah, i guess so." i guess my question to you, mr. trump, are you exaggerating how strong you were against the war? i know you have said things down the road that put you out there as someone against the war. but are you exaggerating how
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hard you were against it? >> no, it's the first time the question was ever asked of me. that was long before the war started. by the time the war started and you have documentation of this. by the time the war started, i was against it. and you see articles in 2003. don't forget, i wasn't a politician. nobody really cared about my opinion. that was just a question that was asked of me. i was a civilian. i was a -- an entrepreneur. >> but at the time, did you think it was a good idea? >> oh, to go into the war? >> in 2002. >> it was a disaster. to go into the war was a disaster. but the question was asked in 2002. quite a ways in front of the war. long before the war started. by the time the war started, i was against it. and immediately after the war started, for many years i've been against it. i said it will totally destabilize the middle east and iran will take over the middle east. and that's exactly what happened. >> mr. trump, let's talk about this dustup with pope francis. and we've heard what you had to say about that, and you feel like maybe pope francis was not misquoted, but maybe didn't say something as harsh as initially were told.
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let me ask you a different question. you said yesterday, no leader, especially a religious leader, should have the right to question another man's religion or faith. and i was really struck by that. because over this last week, and even on friday, a week ago, you tweeted about ted cruz. how can ted cruz be an evangelical christian when he lies so much and is so dishonest. so it appears you have been questioning another person's faith. >> no, i'm not. ted cruz told many lies. he just got caught in one. you're going to be reporting on one in a little while, what he did to marco rubio with a false ad he put out. what he did to ben -- look what he did to ben carson in iowa. >> but you did question his faith. whether or not he's a liar makes him less of a christian. you said, how can he be an evangelical christian when he lies so much and is dishonest. >> i'm not questioning his faith. i just said ted cruz holds up the bible and lies. he's lied on many occasions and has been caught on almost all of them. he did on voter violation forms, which is fraud.
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he did so many things that are so bad, i've never seen anything like it. marco rubio came out the other day and called him an absolute liar, he's never seen anything like it. and i've never seen a politician do that. ted cruz lies. everybody knows he lies. and it's disgraceful. and yet he goes around and says he's an evangelical christian. that's his -- i'm not -- i'm just saying -- he says it. >> all right, mr. trump. thank you so much. i think we cut out on the cell phone signal at the end there. but i think we got it. thank you so much. we appreciate it. >> thank you very much. >> thank you, mr. trump. things are getting tighter on the democratic side. take a look at our new nbc "wall street journal" poll. hillary clinton leads bernie sanders nationally, 53-42. but a month ago, secretary clinton was up 25 points. nbc's andrea mitchell is following that race. andrea, good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you, willie. within an hour, bernie sanders calling some of bill clinton's achievements disastrous. hillary clinton came out swinging against her rival at
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the msnbc town hall. >> i don't know where all of this comes from. because maybe it's that senator sanders wasn't really a democrat until he decided to run for president. >> reporter: it was the first time hillary clinton so fiercely attacked bernie sanders for not being a real democrat. >> he doesn't even know -- you know, last year what democratic president did. well, you know, it's true. >> reporter: firing back at sanders for saying in 2011 that president obama should face the primary challenger. >> the idea that there can be a primary with different ideas get floated and debated, i don't think that is terrible. >> reporter: and for criticizing bill clinton. >> i happen to think bill clinton did a pretty good job as president. but let's be clear. i happen to think our trade agreements through nafta have been a disaster. >> reporter: many questions focusing on immigration reform. including one woman, a u.s. citizen, whose husband was deported. >> what would you do to bring my husband home? >> clearly those are not the
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policies that i want to see, and i will change those policies. >> how long would it take to change those policies? because i've been waiting six years. >> well, i can't -- you know, we will use our executive office and power as much as we can. >> reporter: later, unprompted, clinton reached out to her. >> and i want to tell you, i will end the three and ten-year bar provision so that you do not have to face that ever again. >> reporter: both were asked if they would tackle immigration reform in their first 100 days. >> not a dictator here. it has to do with a little bit of -- from the congress. >> introduce my priority legislation and this is at the top of the list. >> reporter: and clinton came under fire for not releasing transcripts of her paid speeches. >> i'm happy to release anything i have when everybody else does the same. >> reporter: and with exit polls showing young women voting for sanders, he embraced his feminist side. >> i consider myself a strong feminist. and, in fact, gloria steinem.
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everybody knows her as a leading feminist in america, made had he an honorary woman years and years ago. >> reporter: thursday night, both candidates showed up at a union picket line in getting out the vote for the caucuses tomorrow. one day left before the caucuses in a state that is a critical test of hillary clinton's campaign. she was once far ahead here. now it is neck and neck. willie and savannah. >> senator sanders playing the honorary woman vote in nevada. andrea mitchell, thank you. >> let's bring in chuck todd, moderator of "meet the press". good morning. >> we have chuck on a connection to atlanta outside the airport this morning. thanks for stopping to talk to us. let's talk about the town hall last night and the state of nevada, the polling there. i know you said before polling is unreliable, but it looks tight based on what we know. what was your sense of things in the room with secretary clinton and senator sanders last night? >> reporter: well, what was fascinating was -- by the way, both got booed at different points.
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it was a very raucous room a little bit. and i think it tells you something about what's going on on the ground in nevada. the time i spent there. it's clear to me that both campaigns agree that sanders has the momentum and the question is, whether clinton's lead, which she had about a week ago here, is big enough to hold for a surge that there's an expectation that a bunch of sanders supporters are going to flood at the last minute, reregister and get there. how many of them show up. >> and now let's talk about south carolina. because it's february 27th the democrats vote there. i know we've got a new poll out of south carolina on both sides. where does that all shake out? >> reporter: well, look, a lot depends on nevada. a sanders win -- and i would argue it's actually a must-win for sanders. a sanders win in nevada then allows him to say, see, i can win in a place where the diverse electorate. i think that suddenly creates yet another week of negative headlines for clinton. and that could close the gap in south carolina. no one expects sanders to be able to win in south carolina.
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but a win in nevada probably allows him to get enough momentum to make it a single digit race in south carolina. that's why saturday is so important for both candidates. >> chuck todd on his way home. thank you so much. >> thanks, chuck. it is an emotional day at the supreme court, where the body of justice antonin scalia will lie in repose. a public viewing ahead of funeral services tomorrow. nbc's justice correspondent, pete williams is with us. pete, good morning. >> reporter: willie, good morning. this is justice scalia's final return to the supreme court, a building where he was among the longest-serving justices in u.s. history, and it's a ceremony he knew well. accompanied by justice scalia's former law clerk, supreme court police officers brought the casket inside the court's magnificent great hall, where he will lie in repose all day. an honor last given to former chief justice william rehnquist, in 2005. back then, justice scalia escorted president and mrs. george w. bush as they paid their respects. today, president and mrs. obama
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will come to the court to do the same for justice scalia. steven breyer in the first public appearance of a justice since scalia's death said his colleagues are all sad. >> he was a good friend and really a life force at the court. and it's going to be a grayer place without him. >> reporter: then tomorrow, the funeral at the massive basilica of the national shrine of the immaculate conception in washington, where his son, paul, a catholic priest, will celebrate mass. vice president biden will attend the funeral, but president obama will not, prompting ted cruz to describe mr. obama this way. >> a lawless and faithless president. who is eager to travel to cuba but unwilling to show up at the funeral of justice scalia. >> reporter: with republicans biden told rachel mad do yow th senate must act promptly to get back to nine justices. >> if we don't nominate someone
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in the next month or so, start the hearing process, and i say nothing is going to happen from the next election, it won't be until next june or july before you have a supreme court justice. >> reporter: after a private ceremony here this morning with a prayer and a reading, the supreme court will be open to the public for those who want to say their final good-byes to antonin scalia. willie, savannah? >> pete williams outside the supreme court this morning. thanks. >> donald trump is not the only reason the pope is making news this morning. on his flight back to the vatican, the pope indicated that contraceptives could be used to prevent the spread of zika, despite the church's long-standing ban. let's go to nbc's anne thompson at vatican city with more. anne, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, savannah. as we have seen with his comments, pope francis can be blunt. even his closest observers were surprised by the exception he made yesterday to the church's opposition to artificial birth control.
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in pope francis' native latin america, the zika virus, carried by mosquitoes, is wreaking havoc, linked to baebls born with abnormally small heads. public health officials have urged women to avoid getting pregnant in a region of the world that is overwhelmingly catholic. at his in-flight press conference, the pope said contraception to prevent zika is the lesser of two evils, compared to abortion. abortion, he said, is a crime, an absolute evil. and likened it to what the mafia does. while surprising francis decision is not a first in church history. in the '60s, pope paul vi allowed nuns to use birth control. francis said it was a clear exception. that exception has some people in latin america hailing francis as a modern pope who finds solutions. but experts insist, this is not a change in church doctrine. >> this is not a blanket statement to apply to all forms
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of contraception at any moment. but this is dealing with a disease that's wreaking havoc in people's lives. >> reporter: now pope francis also talked about the latest gossip here at the vatican concerning a close friendship st. paul john ii had with an american female philosopher. was it a sin? pope francis says friendship with a woman is not a sin. he said popes can have holy and healthy friendships with women. and popes need their input. without it, he said, men are missing something. savannah? >> all right, anne. quite the newsy trip back to the vatican. thank you so much. appreciate it. >> let's get a first check of the weather from dylan in this morning for al. >> hello, good morning, guys. not even a week ago, we were talking about record cold and now record warm temperatures across almost the entire country. look at this ridge in the jet stream allowing temperatures to warm up. we saw several record highs back through the plains, through texas, back through the midwest yesterday. and today we are going to see a few scattered highs across the
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area, as well. especially back through the midwest, where temperatures will be running 15 to 25 degrees above average. so look through the weekend. wichita, 72 today. 74 on saturday. still in the 60s on sunday. jackson, mis, will get in the mid to upper 70s. this will start to spread to the east, and temperatures even up and down the east coast will be well above average. we're looking at highs in washington, d.c., and richmond, virginia, to top out in the mid 60s for the start of the weekend, even as we go into monday. temperatures still well above average. that's a look at the weather across the country. your local forecast is coming up in 30 seconds. get low prices on everything you need to get more fun out of your tax refund. walmart.
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♪ good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. we're watching some rain moving closer to the north bay and we are at least bringing some measurable rain for the north bay while it fizzles out. temperatures still chilly as you head out the door. looking at highs at 60 degrees in the east bay and peninsula. and 59 degrees in san francisco and the north bay at 57 degrees and the south bay expect a high of 61 degrees and a few sprinkles later on this evening. that's your latest forecast. >> thank you. coming up, startling video of a sight-seeing helicopter carrying a family of four as it crashes near pearl harbor. one person is in critical condition this morning. one of the witnesses who sprang into action is speaking out this morning. with flu cases on the rise across the country, what can you do to protect your family? we have good ideas. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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and an increase in liver enzymes. if you think you have ibs with diarrhea talk to your doctor about new xifaxan. develing storyn the et bay: a somber day for two communities... 7:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. thousands getting ready right now to gather for a memorial service for the richmond police officer killed in his vallejo home. escorting gus vegas starting at 9:00 a.m. he died last thursday in a case of domestic violence. the father of his 6-year-old grandson is charged with his murder. let's check the forecast now with kari. >> good morning. we have temperatures that are cool as you head out the door. in the upper 40s in concord and napa and 48 degrees in san carlos and santa rosa will see some rain moving in as we go
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into the next couple of hours as this cluster of rain starts to move through the south and much of this drying up before it makes it it to the rest of the bay area. this is how it plays out on the models. by 11:00 we have rain moving into santa rosa, point reyes and then we will have a slight chance of some rain and some mist and drizzle heading into tonight. let's see what's happening on the roadways with mike. >> kari, a lot of slowing right here. our camera shot we see the cars backing up just behind the trees. north san pedro road where a crash leaves the shoulder and a disturbance right at this s-curve. we'll look at your map and the very top of your screen and no major problems for richmond and bay bridge toll plaza and flowing through hayward and things look pretty good and slowing through livermore and that dumbarton bridge and that's east palo alto. >> people liking going to work maybe. another local news update for you in half an hour. hope to see you then.
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♪ 7:30 now. tgif. 19th of february, 2016. a jump start to the weekend with a visit on rockefeller plaza. good morning, natalie, dylan, me and willie said this is like a slumber party. >> well, you were doing your nails. >> that's true. >> we were doing our nails. seal the deal is coming. >> i thought we were doing a news show here. >> we are, we are. let's get to the head lines this morning. and this is breaking this morning. u.s. war planes carrying out air strikes on an isis training camp in western libya, as many as 40 people were killed. the u.s. was reportedly targeting a senior tunisia operative, linked to two militant attacks in tunisia last year.
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a u.s. official said that operative was likely killed in the strike. in the democratic presidential race, our new national poll finds bernie sanders cutting into hillary clinton's lead, 53% of democratic primary voters now supporting secretary clinton. 42% for senator sanders. both candidates taking part in an msnbc telemundo town hall in las vegas last night and clashed over president obama. >> he's called him weak, disappointing. he tried to get somebody to run against him in the 2012 election in the primary. and you know, i just don't know where all this comes from. >> there is one of the two democratic candidates here who actually ran against barack obama. it wasn't me. all right? >> the nevada caucus tomorrow, while the republicans compete tomorrow in a primary in south carolina. and justice antonin scalia's body lies in repose this morning. the public is invited to pay their respects one day before funeral services. also this morning, we're learning more about a terrifying
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crash caught on camera in hawaii. a helicopter carrying a family of four plunging into pearl harbor. nbc national correspondent miguel almaguer has more on this one. good morning. >> reporter: willie, good morning. the national transportation safety board or ntsb will start their investigation. they have what could be a critical piece of evidence, vid chopper was airborne. the helicopter was losing altitude quickly. witnesses say smoke was coming from the tail as it closed in on a crowd gathered along the shore. then it happened. slamming into the water, with five people aboard, the chopper began to sink immediately. >> basically, i was checking out -- >> reporter: he witnessed the crash. and sprang into action to help the victims. >> it was sputtering and coming down. just off the shore, where everybody was. as soon as people saw what was happening, they started running. >> reporter: as quickly as the helicopter went down, many along
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the shore plunged into the water. >> i swam in to the aircraft and the kid in the back seat was en ta tangled in the seatbelt. >> some passengers swam to shore but a teenager was critically injured. everyone pushed to the hospital. >> i pray that the kid is okay. he's in critical condition. >> reporter: the navy says the chopper is owned by genesis aviation. the bell 206 registered to jeffrey gebhart. this photo taken from his facebook page. the company tours pearl harbor, offering stunning views of the u.s. s. arizona memorial. directly next to a visitor center. >> the helicopter started sputtering about 500 feet and i would say would be an amazing job. >> reporter: this morning, the investigation into what went wrong has just begun. an incredible crash caught on camera that everyone was lucky to survive. >> citing privacy concerns, we
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only know that one person was listed in critical condition. the other injuries are believed to be fairly minor, considering the force of this crash. we did reach out to the owner of the helicopter company. our calls have not yet been returned. willie? >> that video just takes your breath away. miguel almaguer, thank you so much. new developments in apple site with order from the federal government to hack into a phone used by one of the san bernardino shooters. apparently it is something the tech company has done in the past. here is nbc's joe fryer. >> reporter: federal agents thursday taking evidence from the home of a relative of san bernardino shooter, syed farook. >> can i talk to you about the raid this morning? excuse me, can i talk to you. >> reporter: what the feds really want is access inside his iphone, sparking a public fight between apple and the government. more tech giants are now backing apple, including facebook and twitter. its ceo, jack dorsey, writing we stabbed with tim cook and apple and thank him for his leadership.
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a judge is ordering the company to create new software to unlock farook's phone. >> to deny government access under court order, that just creates safe havens for all different kinds of bad guys. >> reporter: major tech companies get thousands of requests from law enforcement each year to hand over customer data. and in many cases, faced with ballot subpoenas or search warrants, the companies comply. in a court case last year in new york, prosecutors noted apple has repeatedly assisted law enforcement officers in federal criminal cases by extracting data from pass code-locked iphones, saying apple had complied with at least 70 court orders since 2008. but for apple, the san bernardino case is very different. you see, apple can extract data from phones with older operating systems, ios earlier. but farook's phone is running on a newer, more secure system, ios 9 and apple says it cannot extract data from those devices
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because they're encrypted. the company would have to build a back door to get inside. steve wozniak tells cnbc, back doors are a bad idea. >> i believe that apple's brand recognition and value in profits is largely based on an item called trust, and trust means you believe somebody. you believe you're buying a phone with encryption. we shouldn't have back doors. >> reporter: apple now has another week to respond to the court order, and this battle over privacy and security. for today, joe fryer, nbc news, los angeles. let's turn back to dylan in for al this morning. >> and we have some really cool video of a firenado in missouri. the definition is a spinning vortex of flames. >> amazing. >> it didn't cause any damage, but it was part of a wildfire. sometimes these wildfires are so huge that they create their own wind. it's windy in that area, anyway. and that did help to spread this fire. there have been no injuries reported. it's more just a brush that caught fire. and we are still looking at conditions today that could lead
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to the spread of wildfires. it's very dry. humidity is down around 15%. and it's also very windy. look at all of these high-wind warnings and high-wind advisories. 55 million people could see very gusty winds today. perhaps in excess of 65 miles per hour. especially across the northern plains. so as we go through the day today, we'll see these winds start to spread into the midwest. we'll see gusts as high as 35 to 45. again, with isolated higher gusts. and that combined with temperatures well up into the 60s and 70s does create conditions for fires to spread. it's ahead of this cold front and back behind it where we are looking at very gusty conditions. up and down the east coast, not a lot going on. temperatures should be above average, topping out in the mid some of us as you head out the door and also a light jacket needed as we're only now at 48 degrees in the south bay and peninsula and looking at lower 50s in san francisco and we'll continue to see the clouds and then some rain develop for
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innorth bay later on this morning and a high of 57 degrees expected. as those showers continue to move to the south, we will see the rain kind of fizzling out and it may not make it into the south bay until later on this evening with spotty, light rain. >> that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you. coming up, what questions do you have for us today? on trend, it is the return of the friday fishbowl. the late season surge in flu cases nationwide so my kids don't have to forage, got two jobs to pay a mortgage, and i've also got a brain. life's short, talk is cheap. i'll be working while you sleep. still don't think i've got a brain? you think a resume's enough? who'll step up when things get tough? don't you want that kind of brain? a degree is a degree. you're gonna want someone like me. but only if you have a brain.
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we're back at 7:43. this morning, hospitals are reporting a dramatic rise in flu cases. >> nbc medical contributor dr. natalie azar is here on what you need to know when it comes to protecting your family. good to see you. >> morning. >> let's take a look at cdc's latest map. we're seeing the flu is starting to pick up. >> yeah. >> how do you account for this? >> it's a little late in the season, generally speaking, but not too late. we always say that the flu season is going to start in the fall and go through may. one thing i want to point out about the map though is that it is last week's map. the cdc comes out with their weekly surveillance toward the late morning. in a couple hours we' have a new map. importantly, when we reached out to doctors and hospitals across the country, they have validated that we are seeing an uptick in the number of placecases. in some places, twice as many
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cases. there are different indicators the cdc uses to try to determine the severity of the season. while they have some, they don't have all of the indicators. again, the people we reached out to have said they've seen, and the cdc is confirming, we're seeing a range of severity, from mild to severe. importantly, there have been cases, again in the young adults we generally think are the not so vulnerable group, who have gotten severe illness that has required intensive care. i always want to point that out. we know that the most vulnerable groups are the people over the age of 65 and kids under the age of 2, as well as people with chronic illnesses. if you're not vaccinated and otherwise a healthy, middle-aged adult, you could still get a severe illness if you get the flu. >> does that map and the late surge tell us something about this year's flu vaccine? i know this year, it wasn't very effective. >> the major trastrain h1n1 is
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covered by this year's vaccine. a lot of people last year were saying, why should i bother getting vaccinated? >> is it too late to get vaccinated now? >> absolutely not. we see flu season go well into early may. it takes about two weeks to develop antibodies after you get vaccinated. really, now that we're seeing -- we're in the early stages of this surge of cases. it is not too late. we recommend vaccinations for evybody over the age of six months. a lot of anti-viral treatment, as well, if you're a candidate for it. speak to your health care provider if you think you're infected. >> good information. dr. azar, thank you so much. >> i got my flu shot from you and feel terrific. >> great. it went so well. just ahead on pop start, adele teams up with ellen to pull off the ultimate hidden camera prank. and photoshop fail. the battle over this image that's raging from the campaign trail to social media.
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showed cruz's team photoshoped the image with rubio and obama's faces on it. watch what happens. here's the example of the photoshop, right there. >> oh, with their left hands. >> put rubio and the president's faces on the stock photo. immediately, the #cruz photoshop look off online. rubio was edited into everything imaginable. there he is on the mona lisa. luke skywalker. he was in space. he made the famous oscar photo. then cruz became the meme victim, getting his "star wars" mockup with princess leia. miley's wrecking ball. overnight, the cruz campaign replaced the edited image with a real handshake between rubio and obama. not quick enough to beat the trend.
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guys? >> it was almost like intentional. a left-handed handshake, and then they had the real picture. why not go with that first? carson, thanks so lot. >> the internet was there for us with the memes. another photo that took the internet by storm, what hot
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good friday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we start out with cool temperatures in the east bay. concord is 49 degrees and 43 degrees in livermore and low 50s else and we are attracting some rain moving closer to the north bay. most of that has been around eureka and will be approaching spots like santa rosea and napa as we head closer to the lunchtime hour. this is the way it plays out, by noon we see the rain moving through and then breaks apart and only brings some spotty, light rain for san francisco and the east bay and the peninsula and the south bay. but we will still have a chance of light rain moving through this afternoon as we head into the weekend, though, all of this will be clearing out and today we're looking at highs in the low 50s to lower 60s. mike? >> moving closer and i want you to move closer, as well. point out right there and doing the best i could. there is the pickup truck with the flashing. disabled vehicle stalled in lanes and forcing folks to move over to their left just over the
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high rise and see how little visibility you have. so, folks are jamming up now coming off the incline from the flat section. let me show you how that plays out for san mateo and 92 bridge. the incline heading westbound over foster city. you can avoid that all by taking the dumbarton bridge. partially because of more traffic flow over the last 20 minutes. the rest of your bay moves very well and eastbound 580 the express lanes have opened for the evening and afternoon commute, as well. take advantage of that. back to you. happening now, we have two crews covering the memorial in vallejo for richmond police officer gus vegas. reporter bob redell will be there as the procession begins. in berkeley talking to police three assaults against women near the uc campus in just the week. we'll update our website with any new details. kari hall has wet weather moving into the bay area.
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it's 8:00 on today. coming up, with faith and families collide. >> just have no idea the nightmare that we have been going through. >> meet the parents who say they lost their daughter to a secretive religion ♪ then everybody get goldie. >> i'm an actress. >> the legendary actress opens up about fame, family and the surprising new work that may be her greatest accomplishment yet. >> is this the most important thing i've ever done? i'd have to say probably yes. hello jamba juice. >> chunks. >> we'll show you how ellen
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helped adele pull off the perfect prank. today friday, february 19th, 2016. ♪ >> i'm turning 21 in new york! >> i'm celebrating my birthday. >> good morning, north carolina. it's my birthday! ♪ >> good morning, syracuse, it's our 35th wedding anniversary. >> we're skipping school to dance in new york city. >> all the way from waco, texas! >> good morning, everybody. it's friday, february 19th. 32 degrees out on the plaza. great crowd out here. everyone is in a super good mood. >> love it. i love our boot lady. i'm going to check out your wares. the medical boot is apparently just not fancy enough. we need to bling it out.
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>> accessorize. >> you know the show pimp my ride, we need to pimp my boot. >> great call back. coming up jill martin is here with a special steals and deals to help drive away your winter blues including a big deal on nail polish the ladies cannot stop raving about. carson and i are suffering the consequences. >> and don't forget you've got one week left for your chance at the ultimate wedding, we partnered with my big fat greek wedding 2, to give you the best day ever, including a party at the famous rainbow room. send us your video sharing your love story featuring your family and you could be chosen for the big fat today show wedding. go to today.com/weddings. >> let's head inside for a check of the morning's stories. for the presidential candidates it's the final full day of campaigning before tomorrow's big contest in nevada and south carolina. kristin wellker is in las vegas.
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good morning. >> natalie, good morning. it's going to be another busy day of campaigning here in nevada with the caucuses less than 24 hours away and thursday night at our town hall the candidates had some of their sharpest exchanges yet on a range of topics from immigration to who is more loyal to president obama. >> senator sanders and secretary clinton, taking direct shots at each other thursday night. >> maybe it's that senator sanders wasn't really a democrat until he decided to run for president. well, it's true. >> there is one of the two democratic candidates here who actually ran against barack obama. it wasn't me. >> the audience also fired up. one person, again, asking clinton to release transcripts of her goldman sachs speeches. >> i'm happy to release everything i have when everybody else does the same. >> sanders pressed or whether he's a feminist. >> i consider myself a strong feminist. in fact, gloria steinem, made me
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an honorary woman many many years ago. >> with nevada voting saturday, both vowing to fight for immigration reform. >> how quickly are you going to get immigration reform done? >> top priority. >> you promise to deal with immigration reform within the first 100 days. >> we'll introduce legislation. >> on the gop side, donald trump trying to de-escalate his war of words with the pope. >> the pope is a wonderful guy. >> after the pope said of trump, a person who thinks only about building walls is not a christian. >> i think he said something much softer than was originally reported by the media. >> buzzfeed unearthing a 2002 radio interview where he expressed support for the iraq war which he's been saying he opposed. >> are you for invading iraq? >> yes, i guess so. >> trump now trying to clarify. >> by the time the war started, i was against the war. >> and today, clinton is getting a boost. an endorsement from top south
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carolina democrat james clyburn, the primary is about a week away. our latest poll shows clinton leads sanders there by 28 points. natalie? >> thank you. today the president and first lady and the public pay their final respects to supreme court justice antonin scalia. throughout the day, thousands of people will file by his casket as his body lies in repose in the great hall of the supreme court where scalia served for almost three decades. his funeral takes place tomorrow at the basilica of the national shrine of the immaculate conception in washington. an update on an apartment building on the edge of a crumbling cliff was torn down on thursday in pacifica california. it had been condemned years ago. it was perched precariously in danger of falling. another apartment building next door may be taken down as well. it's not unusual for a member of the harlem
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globetrotters to hit a trick shot. this may be their best yet. at the staples center in las vegas. you saw him heave that ball 100 feet in the basket below. no edits there, guys, and nothing but net. the globetrotters are performing at the staples center on sunday. wow. >> that is incredible. >> i wonder how many times he tried it? that's amazing. >> i don't know i don't know. but, boy oh, boy. we see them do these kinds of things all the time. >> that was great. >> thank you, natalie. coming up next we'll be trending -- do you think it doesn't matter what you wear to the gym? it does. not just for dating. apparely what you wear can improve your workout. >> really? >> plus, you got to see this prank. what happened when adele shows up at a restaurant with ellen in her ear telling her exactly what to say. >> and for a lot of families, far faith brings them another. what happens when it tears them apart? roanen farrow's eye opening investigation. first these messages.
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we're back now. it's 8:10. time for what's trending today. have you convinced yourself to buy fancy sneakers, thinking it might help you with your workout? or workout gear?
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or a cool dress, thinking i'll do better in my presentation? >> if i look the part, i'll be the part. >> i try to convince my husband all the time to buy something new. >> you're right and it's backed up by, wait for it, natalie, science. they did a study and found wearing designer names can boost your performance. >> ah-ha. >> it resolves around the pla s -- placebo effect. it allows us to relax and perform better. i think -- have you ever not wanted to go to the gym but you're like, i want to wear the new sports bra, whatever. >> i had the same wear of sports from when carson was hosting trl. >> the cut-off shirt? >> you'll feel better about yourself. >> when you look cute working out, you work out harder. >> that's what you're going for, cute. >> i'm not sure that's what i'm going for when i work out. an image went viral online.
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a korean war vet taken in the 1950s. the man in the picture, he wants to keep his identity private. the man's grandson posted his picture on reddit and the internet declared him, the hot grandpa. >> nice smile. >> easy, easy. we shared this story on our facebook page and it went wild. a lot of you submitted your own hot grandpa photos. we have to share some. >> let's see. >> it's the uniforms. >> that helps. >> also the era. >> look at him. >> let's go back to the -- oh, he's cute. >> when reached for comment, natalie morales said, hubba, hubba. >> oh, my. >> it's like hollywood. watch out. it's friday. we thought we'd get out the old fishbowl. let's start with you. 90 seconds on the clock. >> i start? >> pass it around.
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>> random questions. >> we don't know what they are. >> if you don't like the question, throw it back. >> is that true? >> new rule. >> what's your biggest turn off? >> untidiness. >> i thought you'd say nail polish. >> cleaning up my stuff. >> would you rather feel hungover for a month or be forced to wear stilettos all day, every day, for a month? >> stilettos. >> hungover is never fun. >> hungover suggests maybe i had a fun night the day before. >> good for you. >> would you rather eat your favorite meal every meal for the rest of your life, or never eat your favorite meal again? >> i'd rather eat my favorite meal every day. than never eat it? yeah. absolutely. >> here we go. if you could read one person's mind, who would it be? that's a tough one. my dog. >> i was going to say, i have a running dialogue of what my dog is thinking. >> i love you, i love you, all
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day long. >> what scares you the most and why? i hate my stomach dropping, like on roller coasters, all that stuff. i don't know if that's the most, but it's one of my fears. >> the fire/tornado thing doesn't scare you that you showed us earlier? >> who is the first person you call when you have a bad day? my wife. >> from natalgn if you could be star, who would you be? good question. i don't know. madonna. >> okay. we're done. >> that's it. that was fun. >> madonna? now for the prank adele and ellen pulled off. danica patrick goes undercover for a joke, as well. >> thursday, adele was on the ellen degeneres show. talked about her performance at the grammys and how disappointed she was afterward.
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it didn't stop adele from having fun with ellen. she walked into a jamba juice with hidden cameras, wearing an ear piece with ellen's voice, and the singer had to do what ellen told her. things got funny. take a look. >> am i seeing wheat grass there? >> yeah. >> take out scissors from your purse. in your purse are scissors. i would like -- and start chopping some. >> can i chop some up? >> anything you want. >> put it in your mouth. chew on it. there's a brush in your purse. ask her to brush your hair. >> can you brush my hair? >> it was gold. >> awesome. >> you have to watch the whole thing. it was really funny. >> i love that series.
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another singer whose grammy performance didn't go as -- actually, didn't go at all. rihanna, at the last minute, she backed out due to bronchitis. now her world tour will be delayed two weeks due to production delays. it'll be the first solo for rihanna since 2013. finally, danica patrick, you're used to seeing her in a car but not as your driver. the nascar racer went undercover, picking up unsuspecting passengers. see what happens next. >> buckle up for safety. you might need it. my boyfriend thinks i'm a horrible driver. >> why? >> i don't follow the rules. i drive too fast. i ride too close. gosh, come on, light. i hate waiting. that's what we want. >> come on. >> whoo! >> no way.
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>> this is crazy. >> there you go. in the end, danica revealed who she was and the passengers got a selfie out of the experience. that is your pop start for friday. >> a lot of hidden camera stuff. >> very good. >> popular right now. dylan, how is in high of 57 degrees. we could see a showers making it into sfraengsz. a high of 49 and low 60s elsewhere. we'll have a couple of sprinkles, a mixture of sun and clouds, a great way to start out the weekend. we'll have dry weather heading into saturday and sunday. >> that's your latest forecast. savannah? >> dylan, thank you so much. this morning, we have a new installment in our series, undercovered.
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you pick the stories you think need more attention. >> investigative correspondent ronan farrow has been digging around and uncovered one about faith and family. good morning. >> good to see you. a little background, experts say there are more than 3,000 unorthodox religious groups across the u.s. and europe. some, people say, are dangerou., what happens when a family thinks their daughter has been drawn into a dangerous cult? she says her parents aren't accepting her beliefs. sugar decuir suggested this undercovered topic. >> there's two beckys. the cult becky belongs to the group and we can't get her away. >> voicemail box of -- >> reporter: it's rebecca's birthday. those are her parents. they're calling but they know they won't hear back. >> we love you so much. we wish you were with us. we miss you.
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>> reporter: they say their daughter's mind has been hijacked. >> you have no idea the nightmare we've been going through. >> reporter: the family says it came out of nowhere. rebecca's childhood seemed perfect. she was in the national honor's society, on the track team, in the school band. she wanted to grow up to the a teacher. >> i was close with my sister. she was really happy. >> reporter: about nine years ago, an acquaintance invited rebecca to join a bible study group. her family said she started slipping away. >> she didn't come home for christmas. she didn't show up to my wedding. >> reporter: then they say things got really weird. suddenly, rebecca was married to another member of the church. >> they arranged a marriage. >> what makes you think it was arranged? >> it was so sudden. >> the fellow was from korea, spoke little english. >> we're glad each and every one of you joined us today. >> reporter: the group is called the world mission society church of god. it's a religious movement that believes god has been reborn as
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this woman, currently living in south korea. the group says it has 2 million members in 175 countries. branches are across the united states. it's a tax-exempt charity and does community service. over the course of more than five months of reporting, nbc news heard from specialists, reporters and former members who told a different story. including five former members who all used one word. >> i consider them a cult. >> reporter: that's former member michelle. she claims the group is brainwashing people, convincing them to hand over their savings because the world is about to end. >> people are separating themselves from their families. they're quitting school. emptying out their pensions to donate the money to the church because what do you need a pension and a 401(k) for if the world is going to end soon? >> you think it could happen to anyone? >> anyone. absolutely. but i didn't know, you know, what was going to happen.
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>> been a little over a year now. >> reporter: charles and candy are afraid for their daughter. they want her to get out like rachelle did. they set out from the family home in michigan to the last address they have for rebecca, an office in new jersey. >> we won't give up until we have her back. >> reporter: they think going public, exposing the group, may be their last chance at helping their daughter. they're wearing hidden cameras. when they find rebecca, she's furious. >> we came all this way. >> this earth is a drop in the bucket. you didn't drive that far. the earth is small compared to the grand universe god created. god is here in the flesh now on the earth. >> no. >> heavenly mother is here. do you think i'm ashamed that god came in the flesh? >> no. he came 2,000 years ago. >> and again in 1948. >> does that mean you can't have a relationship with us? >> i tried. it doesn't work. it's over. i'm not going to have a relationship with you.
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that's my decision. >> becky. open it. >> that's it. >> open it for a second. >> i am not going to hug you and kiss you. >> i need one. >> no, you don't. >> i need one. >> you don't. >> i need one. >> that was the cult becky. no matter what she tells us, we love her. we haven't given up. rewe wa we wanted to hear from the group so we headed to the church where michelle and rebecca worshipped. >> what is a cult and what is not a cult? nobody can determine that. >> reporter: that's missionary john power. >> the world mission society church of god has always been an organization, a church, that wanted to share the love of god with mankind. >> reporter: he disputes every allegation. >> we don't brainwash anyone. we don't teach a date about the
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end of the world. >> reporter: he says no one is forced to give to the church. >> if anybody emptied out their saving account to do that, it wasn't because the church asked them to. it was something they felt they wanted to do. >> reporter: the church said they brought a member to talk to us, as well. it was just before we sat down that they reveal it's rebecca. >> i grew up as a normal kid. i had loving parents, and they raised me up well. >> reporter: she says her parents aren't respecting her choice of faith. >> it feels very much like an ultimatum. choose your faith in god the mother, or choose us as your parents. >> one of the things your parents claim is that you were placed into what they call an arranged marriage. >> absolutely wrong. it was not a forced marriage by any means at all. >> reporter: rebecca said her families actions are forcing her into speaking out publicly. she has a direct response. >> i am not in a cult.
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i am not brainwashed. i hope that you wake up, mom, and realize that i love you. i wish you would stop listening to other people and start listening to me and believe what i say. trust me. >> there's becky. >> reporter: her parents are convinced they're doing the right thing in trying to bring her home. >> when she does wake up, i hope she doesn't say to us, why didn't you try more? >> or try harder. >> try harder to get me out. i really wanted to get out, but i just couldn't. >> experts told me this group's activities do raise red flags. it has a reputation for dividing families, retaliating against critical members. the group sued that former member i spoke so, michelle. she counter sued and it was
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dismissed. the group says this is america and they're exercising their right to freedom of religion. >> it's heartbreaking to see how it's torn the family apart. >> it was fascinating about the cult. but as a parent, you feel your child slipping away and they feel like they might be able to pull her back. >> it's in the eyes of the viewer, whether this is a group you want a loved one to be a part of. there are a lot of families in this situation. >> and the parents heard her say, she loves her mom. hopefully there is comfort there. >> they're in contact again. we'll see. >> your next undercovered story? >> people picked good ones. first up, the crisis in flint, michigan. it's been a huge spotlight on water safety. is the answer to have private businesses taking over america's water. is it a recipe for more horror? college for convicts. policies involved there. but can it cut crime? finally, treating life and death
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illnesses. are they phony doctors and can they be dangerous? head to the " . a good friday morning at 8:26. i'm sam brock. this just in. author harper lee has died. she won a pulitzer prize in 1961 for a book that was probably part of your childhood, "to kill a mockingbird." family and friends confirm lee passed away in monroeville, alabama. the film adaptation of her movie opened in december of 1962 and was an instant hit. again, harper lee dead at the age of 89. mourning in the east bay. thousands are gathering for a memorial service for the richmond police officer killed in his vallejo home. police officers will be escorting the casket in a procession from vallejo to the richmond memorial auditorium tarting at 9:00 a.m. the father of his 6-year-old grandson is charged with his
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murder. very heavy news morning so far. a check on traffic with mike. we're watching the san mateo bridge. the traffic was jammed up, sam. now recovering, the hayward side slow through the flat section. then the high-rise improves. dunbarton was a good alternate. the san mateo bridge the worst of the commutes. everything looks great except the rails. b.a.r.t. is delayed by 30 minutes due to an equipment problem in oakland. back to the "today" show.
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8:30 now on friday, february 19th, 2016. pretty day out on our plaza. gang is all here. matt comes back next week, after having this week off. looking forward to that. coming up, much-needed help as the winter weather has wreaked havoc on your skin. you don't wan to miss jill's exclusive steals and deals. plus, is your kitchen set up to ruin your diet? sam kass shows you how to arrange your space to make healthier choices.
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goldie hawn opens up about her passion project and secret to her happiness. finally, our final day of our prizes sweepstake. we have private cooking classes and a trip to our set. head to our website, today.com/food club to enter. >> wrangler, you're stepping on my good foot. i have one left. dylan, let's get a check of the weather. >> it's cold now but it'll warm through the weekend. on saturday, most of the country is going to enjoy a lot of sunshine. up and down the east coast, 50s and 60s. there will be some scattered thunderstorms, especially near st. louis and southern illinois and western kentucky. the rain spreads out a little bit into sunday. from ohio down to texas, those will be scattered showers and storms. still looking at temperatures above average up and down the east coast. 70s in the southeast. 50s through the midwest and into the plains, too. we are looking for more rain and
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mountain snow back good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. we're starting out with a mix of sun and clouds and some rain starting to move into parts of the north bay. we will see that as the trend going into the next several hours especially around santa rosa, you'll start to see the showers moving closer to you and then advancing farther to the south. now temperatures in the lower 50s for most spots and into the day expect a high of 59 degrees in the mission district, 60 in san mateo and 64 in saratoga, right around 60 degrees for the north bay as well. >> we're celebrating a big birthday on the plaza. how old are you? >> 11. >> where are you from? >> boston. >> i see the pats hat. i didn't search him out on purpose, i swear. savannah. >> dylan, thank you so much. we have an all new steals and deals for you this morning. jill martin is here to help us beat the winter beauty blues. good morning. >> morning. it is snowing in studio 1a today.
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>> this is lovely. >> isn't it beautiful? we want to help you get out of your winter rut and get into spring with a beautiful beauty routine. let's start with the jojoba company. you get the facial cleanser, multivitamin for your skin and a hydrating day cream. this is the whole set you need to replenish your skin. retail, $127.85. the deal, $38. 70% off. >> great. >> air brush makeup system. people love this. >> this is usually a situation because you don't know how to do it. this has everything in it, plus easy directions. dummy proof. the air brush visit. retail, $470. this is a major kit. beauty basics. you pre-select depending upon your skin tone, from four already put together combinations. light, medium. all on today.com. easy to pick which works for you. comes with four foundations. everything you need is in this
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kit. the retail, $470. the deal, $79. 83% off. >> that includes the makeup, foundation and the machine? >> everything you need. >> what do we have here? >> the mineral makeup set, $75 retail. we wanted to make everything easy and in a set. when it comes, you the ditch everything you have that's six months to a year old and start over. this is 100% natural. there are seven collections. you can see all the different collections, depending on what you need to replenish. all on today.com. retail, $75. the deal, $19. that's 75% off. >> comes with a little brush, too. >> everything. that's a good travel brush. we like to pare down. >> we've been all over the nail polishes today. >> it's also a great gift to give someone. if you have a book club or you're going to someone's house. color club nail polish sets. $59.50 retail. seven pieces with all different
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combinations. everybody, you and natalie and dylan, everyone picked a different set and has a different personality. it's cool. retail, $59.50. the deal, $18. 70% off. >> wow. the pillows, memory foam. >> you could lay down a bit. >> put my feet up on this. >> elevate your leg. this sleep pillow, retail, $89.99. this is super comfortable. i never sleep and it's super comfortable. layers of memory foam. it molds to however you sleep. if you sleep on your side. >> do you put your pillow case on it? >> no, just sleep on it, unless you want to put your pillow case on it, which is mine. $26.99 is the deal from $89.99. it has a comfortable material. it'll mold to how you sleep. >> you'll go to the orange room to see carson. skin care sets, the air brush system, the belletto studio set,
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the color club nail polishes and the jojoba company. >> jill also has a fashion line with qvc. we teamed up for the next big thing. we searched the country for an invention and crowned our winner. we did it live in the studio. leslie's genius product made qvc history. they sold out before anybody could describe it. jill, we're at it again. >> it changed her life and her business. we are at it again. in time for mother's day, we are looking for all you mom inventors out there. the moms in the world. head to today.com to enter. you'll have a chance to appear live in our studio in front of a panel of judges. the winner the next day will come on live with me on qvc to sell their product. you have until march 4th to
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sbrr. >> get to it, moms. up next, goldie hawn opens up about what she says was the most important thing she's ever done. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we are back at 8:39. most of us know goldie hawn for her legendary career in hollywood. it spans 50 years and includes an oscar win, too. >> there's another role very close to her heart. she invited nbc's joe fryer into her home in los angeles to discuss what she calls her greatest accomplishment. >> i want to go out to lunch. >> reporter: comedy is the vehicle that drove goldie hawn to success. >> you think just because i'm a movie star, i don't have feelings. well, you're wrong! i do have feelings. i'm an actress. i have all of them! >> making people laugh and feel good and be funny, and all that, is the greatest gift i could ever have.
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>> reporter: for 12 years now, the oscar-winning actress has been following a much more serious script that focuses on children. >> in many ways, right now, is this the most important thing i've ever done? i'd have to say, probably, yes. >> one, two, three. >> reporter: she created a program called mind up, working with neuroscientists, psychologists and educators, they developed an interactive way to teach school kids how their brains work and how to become more mindful. >> what does mindfulness mean? >> mindfulness is being in the moment. i think it's wonderful to be able to bring yourself back to center and actually have the sense of now. it's all we have. we don't have yesterday. it's gone. tomorrow hasn't happened. the beautiful thing is to live right now. >> how hard is that? >> the only thing that's hard about it is finding the time to sit down. >> reporter: a few times each day, the kids pause. it's called a brain break. after a few quiet moments, their
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eyes open and heart rates drop. >> that's telling our bodies that we're calm and we can think clearly. we're ready to take a test. or ready to calm down. >> reporter: it can also tame aggression. >> if you're angry at your friend, should you hit them? >> no. >> no. that's why we pause, take deep breaths, in and out. >> i don't do nearly as much conflict resolution with students. they're better able to manage their conflicts with themselves. >> reporter: goldie believes in meditation. ready? >> close your eyes. >> close your eyes. you're comfortable. hands are on your lap. >> reporter: she gave me a quick lesson. >> thoughts come into your mind. let them float away. >> reporter: she started practicing in her 20s to calm anxiety during her rapid rise to fame as a star on "laugh-in." >> do you think kids today have it harder than when you were young? >> most definitely. i think the world has changed, obviously. it changed after 9/11. i think we live in a lot of fear.
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>> reporter: she hopes mind up gives kids the tools they need to be happy, optimistic and compassionate. 650,000 children, kindergarten through eighth grade, are doing the program. >> when you're calm, does it help you with your school work? >> when i'm calmed down at home and i do my yoga, i feel like i can do my homework more and i can focus. >> when you hear the chime, how does it make you feel? >> good. >> why is that? >> because it cools you down. >> have you heard some success stories that have -- >> yeah. >> -- moved you? >> one of them was these ks that came back and said if it wasn't for this class, i would have never gotten through college. >> when you hear stories like that, how do you respond? >> i cry. because our children have to have every chance to survive. and every chance to live in a healthy, happy world. >> reporter: for this comedy legend, it's a dramatic turn,
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giving children something good to think about. for "today", joe fryer, nbc news, california. >> i love goldie hawn. >> i know. >> blanket love. >> close my eyes and hear her voice. >> meditate. >> therapeutic. >> really cool. >> it's a great program. we saw kate middleton earlier this week doing the same idea, teaching kids to really be confident and have a healthy mind. really important. >> we could all use that lesson, actually, right? >> absolutely. coming up next, former white house chef sam kass shows you how to set up your kitchen to live longer and better. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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today's food is brought to you by lala yogurt smoothies. practice it on the go. we're back at 8:45. kitchen fixing that can lead to a longer, better and healthier
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life. former white house chef, sam kass, says it all starts with how your space is arranged. good to see you, my friend. will you take everything i love out of the pantry and fridge? >> no, but we're going to rearrange a lot of it. >> where do we begin? >> nutrition and diet is the number one cause of preventable disease in our country by a lot. a lot of it starts with how we set our kitchens up. we're trying to eat healthier, doing everything we can, but we're doing battle in our kitchens. we come home and put out our favorite treats on the counter. we end up eating more of this. a good friend of mine has done research that shows if a woman has chips or crackers, they're likely to weigh nine pounds more than average. cereal, 20 pounds more than average. soda, 30 pounds more. it's just out for us to eat. >> we don't have to get rid of it all together, you want to conceal it a little bit? >> i would try to get rid of some of it. the things you really love, we're going to put them up here
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on the top shelf, where we can't see them. that means what ends up happening is you're only going to eat them when you really want it. >> work to get it. >> not when you see it. that's step one. you eat what you see. >> by the way, this where everybody leaves them. when i get home from work, i go to the chips and cookies. >> that's step one. you have to get it out of sight. the things you want to eat, we want to put in sight. first thing, take fruit and put it on the counter. the average person who had this on their counter, seven pounds less. >> really? >> yeah. >> the other thing you can do, put out dry fruits and nuts. healthy snacks that you enjoy. your kids will enjoy. you make it so they'll running through the kitchen, instead of seeing the cookie that was just there, they're going to grab raisins, whatever it is. >> you're still having the cookies and chips, just less frequently? >> you'll eat them still.
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fine, cookies are great. you just want to only have them occasionally. it's a great way to do it. >> let's move to the fridge, sam. what am i doing wrong in here? >> the fridge is the same issue. we have most of our vegetables and fruits in the bottom. then ty go bad and we waste the food. >> forget they're there. >> bring it out of the shadows. let's put it where we can see it. actually, the evidence shows that you're three times more likely to eat something if it's in eye line. >> okay. >> the staples are easily cut up, fruits and vegetables here. you have avocadoes, which are also a great snack. eggs are important for health. plen of fruit. herbs are also something that will make any dishes. >> i like non-fat greek yogurt, too. put your own fruit in it. >> it's rich and creamy but has no fat. the other great thing to have is water ready available. water pitches increases how much water we drink.
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>> what do i have to take out of the fridge? >> the things i look for to take out are things are sugar. one of the top couple ingredients. or lots of words you don't understand. if you don't know what that is, you probably don't want to be eating it. >> sam, real quick, show us a good snack to make as we go to break here so people can make this weekend. it'll be good for them. >> all your vegetables you need something to do with it. hummus is one of the best things to do. olive oil, lemon, garlic. >> right in with the chick peas. >> a quick blend and you're good to go. >> you use the vegetables you have in your eye line in the fridge and dip them? >> exactly right. >> sam kass, great to see you, my friend. >> yeah. >> a little bit of a buzz kill on my cookies but i'll work through it. >> put them on the today. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc.
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we are back. it's 8:51. time for today's special birthday wishes. with al on assignment, dylan gets the honors. >> i feel like ai'm walking on hallowed ground. in honor of our living longer, living better series, we have secrets to a long life. happy 103rd birthday to catherine in pennsylvania. she said the secret is to keep a sense of humor and smile at everyone.
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she looks beautiful. mr. al starr is 100 years old. he's from illinois. says eating two pieces of dark chocolate every day is his secret. >> that's my secret. love al. >> happy 100 birthday to margaret armstrong of maryland. she said having a dream and a passion for a cause can help you. francesco. >> love it. >> have to have the glass of whiskey every day. >> and the dark chocolate. >> all good advice. almeda of canfield, ohio, turned 100 years old, as well. she says to eat graham crackers for breakfast. >> i like it. >> last but not least, a happy 100th birthday to benjamin yehuda of new york. two cups of warm water every morning and walk a mile every day. >> nice. >> if you want us to honor someone's milestone birthday or
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anniversary, head to today.com/celebrate. don't forget to include a photo. >> nice job, dylan. >> under a lot of pressure. >> he got stuck on a flight. >> longevity, there's always a little chocolate, chardonnay. >> enjoying the little moments in life. >> live life. >> love it. we have something really special next week. it's up for the job. we are interning in careers we'd like to try. here's a preview. >> reporter: from serving up the weather forecast in studio 1a -- >> wow. >> amazing. >> reporter: -- to serving breakfast to the king of the jungle. >> what, give up show business? >> reporter: al does his internship at the san diego zoo. >> hi, who are you? >> i'm natalie. >> reporter: natalie sees if the devil really does wear prada. >> first off, tea. little bit of milk.
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>> reporter: she interns at " z "cosmopolit "cosmopolitan" magazine. carson will be at a different runway. seeing what it takes to be a ramp agent, helping to get travelers' bags where they need to be. meanwhile, matt will be learning the ropes as an air traffic controller. it's non-stop laughs as willie interns at "saturday night live." you can tell his heart was really into it. >> can we get a picture? >> reporter: i'm going to follow around comedian amy schumer, as her assistant, while tamron shadows movie director ava duvernay. >> this one is trying to bite me. >> reporter: it'll be dog days for kathie lee and hoda, as they intern at a pet groomers. finally, sheinelle and dylan are the women behind the band rascal flatts. >> amazing internships. >> i know. >> back breaking work i'm doing for the men and women of delta
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airlines and you're doing that! >> i know. is bradley cooper in your phone? >> how was your devil wears prada internship? >> it was awesome. >> they opened the doors in a way they usually don't do. >> who was hosting? >> melissa mccarthy and kanye. >> wow. >> you got a good one. you're a rock star. >> with rascal flatts. i got to hand off the guitar on stage. >> this was a good series. i had a really good time. >> by the way, it's called up for the job. it's all next week, starting with monday, al has his internship at the san diego zoo. >> very cool. up next? >> we have a busy hour. dylan will stick around to hang out with us. fight over accessing data oni-p
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=take g/v good morning, i'm sam brock. continuing our coverage of apple. they refuse to help the government get into a phone oined by one of the shooters in the san bernardino attacks. new court documents says apple has in the past complied with law enforcement requests to access such iphone data. but now the cupertino company says it can't do that in this case because a newer iphone is
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involved and the operating system doesn't allow it. meantime, happening now, two crews are koocovering the memor in vallejo for gus vegas. images will be tweeted. plus, we're in berkeley this morning talking to police as they try to track down the man suspected of at least three sexual assaults against women near the uc campus in just the last week. we'll update our website with details. as meteorologist kari hall was just telling us, more wet weather is moving back into the bay area, some spotty showers here today. you can track the showers with us on our nbc bay area app. go ahead and download that. we'll see you again in just 25 minutes.
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this morning on "today's take," donald trump versus the pope. what the presidential candidate is saying and not saying that might surprise you. then, the ultimate geography fail, and it's hilarious. a mind bending performance by a meant list. all that and more coming up now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today". it's friday morning, february 19th, 2016. i'm willie along with natalie and dylan in for al this morning. he's on assignment, as is tamron, down in south carolina getting ready for tomorrow's primary. dylan has our morning jam.
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we all know what it is and love it. >> it's in honor of al. he got stuck in the airport in montreal. i get the call at 9:00 last night that al isn't going to make it back in time and that's why i'm here. in honor of al, "on the road again." >> he made i home. he instagramed a picture. >> montreal is a great town. >> nice place to hang out overnight. >> good restaurants. >> shall we talk a little politics? >> yes. >> the republican primary in south carolina, as i mentioned, is tomorrow. ahead of that, donald trump has taken this to an entirely new place, squaring off with the pope. he walked back comments a little bit that he made yesterday. on the flight home from mexico yesterday, the pope was asked about trump and he challenged his proposal to build a wall to keep out illegal immigrants. he said, a person who thinks about building walls and not building bridge it is not a
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christian. that's the pope responding to trump's proposition for a wall. donald trump arguing the pope would be blessed to have donald trump as president. >> for a religious leader to question a person's faith is disgraceful. if and when the vatican is attacked by isis, which as everyone knows, is isis' ultimate trophy, i can promise you that the pope would have only wished and prayed that donald trump would have been president. >> a top trump aide tweeted a picture showing the vatican city surrounded by walls. saying the pope benefits from having walls around where he lives. why shouldn't america? donald trump said he was at a town hall last night on cnn and other appearances where he said, i don't want to get into this. this is the media, after he heard the comments, saying the media put this on the pope. i like him. walking away from a battle with the pope. >> i don't know that you want to
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take on the pope. >> if anybody would, he could. >> i feel there are bigger powers that come into play when you're on the pope's bad side. >> it's amazing when you think about this election, you think it can't escalate anymore or go to a different place -- >> nothing is too sacred. >> the pope. it's unbelievable. >> when i heard the comments yesterday, i was like, you've got to be kidding me. >> it's what we say every day. >> i know. >> we get some votes tomorrow in south carolina. it'll be a huge day in the campaign. we'll see if any of this affected donald trump. >> probably not. >> not at all. some incredible video, and kind of a sad story around this. this is a helicopter that crash landed. it was all caught on camera. the helicopter had just taken off outside of pearl harbor in honolulu, near the u.s.s. arizona memorial. it sputtered out of control. it had gotten about 500 feet up into the air or so. the pilot and a family of four on board. all rushed to the hospital. a person is said to be in critical condition.
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unclear why the helicopter -- what happened on board that it started sputtering. the national transportation safety board is going to be on site today to start the investigation. you can imagine, the family going off to do sightseeing, see beautiful hawaii, and then this happens. so tragic. we hope and pray for the person who is in critical condition, that they come out of it. >> have you done those in hawaii? they'll hover above a waterfall. >> stunning. >> best way to take in the scenery. >> i've never done it but i hope to someday. >> we're thinking about that family today. >> also the pilot being credited for bringing it down into water, off land, where there were people. nearby enough that witnesses and people could get to them and try to help them. >> rescue as quick as possible. on a lighter note, we saw this earlier today. adele and ellen have joined forces. they pulled off this amazing prank at a jamba juice. adele is wearing an ear piece and ellen is feeding her lines.
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it's hilarious. >> am i seeing wheat grass there? >> yeah, wheat grass. >> take out scissors from your purse. in your purse is scissors. i would like -- and start chopping some. >> can i chop some up? thank you. >> dump out the purse. where is my money? i need to pay for this, right? dump it out on the counter, all of this. let's see what i have here. >> let's see what i have here. >> you have knives and twizzlers. >> what else do i have? >> symone, you're supposed to carry those. >> how do i pay for this? >> cash or credit. >> do i pay or not? i'm a celebrity.
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do i have to pay? >> the accent makes it more funny. >> i'm surprised the people behind the counter -- i would have been like, don't pay. f it's yours. take it. >> she was gnawing on the wheat grass and when they gave up the gig, she was like, this is awful. another funny clip during "wheel of fortune." sometimes the hardest part is solving the puzzle. they solved it no problem. it's what happens after. it was a pat sajak following up question. >> read it. >> gondola ride through venice. >> yeah. [ applause ] let's check your geography knowledge. what country do you think we're sending you to? >> paris.
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france. >> do we still get it? >> you get the trip but also an atlas. >> that's hard though. granted, venice is probably not the hardest one. i mean, if you are put on the spot like that -- >> you're so caught up in the moment. al said when he was on "wheel of fortune," he was like the epic fail. he was with his mom, the pressure. >> she was throwing curve balls >> they got the trip. venice, france, is where he'll be visiting. >> or paris. >> we have something we want to try here ach. apparent thi apparently, a scientist created coffee flour. it's made of coffee beans. you add it to your recipes, not to be used as a sub tstitute fo flour, of course. just a little bit. apparently, it gives you a little caffeine kick. >> does it taste like coffee? >> i don't think so.
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>> we'll find out. >> doesn't smell like coffee. >> i'll try it. >> i'm always the first to dig? >> go for it. >> thank you. >> my experience, caffeine makes things bitter tasting. we'll see. i'll do it without the sir yrup. each serving of pancakes has 6 grams. >> don't try it with the syrup. >> not bad. i don't really taste the coffee, to be honest with you. >> i taste bitterness. >> there's a little -- when you breathe out, you can taste -- >> each serving has 145 milligrams of calf fecaffeine, equivalent of one cup of coffee. >> you're not a coffee drinker so this could be a substitute if you needed a kick or boost in the morning. >> gives you a little pick me up. >> there are people who like to add a little something to give them the extra boost. it's not commercially available yet. we should point out. it's something still in development. let's see how we feel by the end
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of the show. >> i don't like maple syrup. i like the aunt jamima. >> my husband is like, it's not good for you. >> neither are the pancakes. >> they say don't use this like regular flour. just add a small amount to the regular flour in the recipe. don't substitute for regular flour. could be dangerous. >> that could be a lot, yeah. >> it is a little bitter. >> i'm into it. >> it's good. >> got a kick. i got a kick. >> do you want to do the weather or no? >> you poured maple syrup on it and ruined it. we have warm temperatures to talk about. all weekend long, especially through the middle of the country with a ridge in the jet stream, high temperatures will be above average, by 15 to 35 degrees above average in some areas. we broke a lot of records yesterday. we'll see a smattering of records broken today. dallas should hit the 70s
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through the weekend. st. louis, 70s today and tomorrow. it'll spread east into tomorrow. we are going to see temperatures well above average from basically new england down into the southeast. shar l-- shacharlotte, 70s. we have this cold front that will trigger gusty winds, especially through the northern and midwest. we could see 65-mile-per-hour winds. wintry mix through the higher elevations and we are feeling temperatures now in the mid 50s with a mix of sun and clouds, even some spotty rain already starting to move into the north bay. we will have some rain off and on throughout the morning farther to the north. san francisco looking at 59 degrees for a high. 60 in the east bay and peninsula. we'll be watching the rain that will continue to move in from ukiah down to santa rosa, and
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approaching san rafael into the next 20 or 30 minutes. >> that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you very much. coming up, when actions speak louder than words. our pal helps us read the body language of presidential candidates. that's after this. it's always worth remembering... that icing the cinnamon rolls is a privilege not a right.
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much, but you're going to clue us into their body language. there are some tells there, as well, as to what kind of leader they'd be, right? >> absolutely. we actually will look at body language more often than words. i'm a keynote speaker for big corporations. i'll say, they'll all have to hold hands. the hula hoops are in the middle of their hands. go in a circle, the hula hoops have to make their way. i do this with my body. what do you think the executives do? they climb through the hula hoops. they're in the three inch high heels. it's because of the gesture. they'll pay attention more to the gesture than the words. >> let's start with hillary clinton. play the sound. >> i've always been somebody who believed and raised in my family and faith, and i with my blessings, had an opportunity and obligation to help others. that's what i'll do as president. >> you might not have seen it. it's a shoulder shrug. watch this. it indicates uncertainty.
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>> family and my faith. >> watch here. one shrug already. two shrugs here. a third. there we go. the hat trick of shoulder shrugs. it's uncertainty. when you're saying a adde fi -- difinitive answer, it cancels out your certainty. we don't know what the catalyst is here for hillary, but it'll hurt her message. >> you think voters pick up on the cues subconsciously. >> they do. this i say peanut butter and jelly on my socks, please, your brain says, i don't understand that. >> sign of humility maybe? >> no, it's always uncertainty. in the united states of america, what do you want for lunch? i don't know. she's imploding here. >> let's look at donald trump. of course, again, we heard a lot of what he's had to say. you read the body language.
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>> people are buying it. you know it's happening. >> watch his hands. rewind it. >> uses the hands a lot. >> he does this move a bit. let's rewind and watch donald trump's hands. >> turned out to be a disaster. you know what's happening. >> i always think of the monkey with the tambourine there, the cymbals. i'm not saying it to disrespect donald trump. this move here that he does constantly, remember you wind up the toy and the monkey is like ding, ding? he does the banging of his hands in the air. >> what does it tell you? >> it's connected with people who think outside of the box. creative thinking. that's why you get someone that is from the real estate industry running for president. he'll be on the front lines talking to the people coming into our border. border patrol. he's going to think outside the box. creative thinking. if you want someone that has that strategy with creativity. >> we're not getting politics get into this. >> he's a chopper.
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>> let's go back to the democrats and look at bernie sanders. you say to keep an eye on his finger. >> when i talk about democratic socialism, i'm not looking at venezuela or cuba. i'm looking at denmark and sweden. you know what goes on in those countries? >> see the wagging of the finger? let's rewind the clip again. he wags his finger a lot. >> i'm looking at cuba, denmark and sweden. you know what goes on? >> wagging the finger, judgment lingers. when we wave our finger, it's judgment wavering. police do thrks is, on the grou! you may feel judged by him. but is he saying something he has judgment to? judgment could come. someone could be like, is he the right person for president?
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>> or reprimanding what he's talking about. >> we don't know what the catalyst is. >> or a big bang. >> have you come to a class at the body institute? >> i'd like to be a guest speaker. >> we've had you here enough. let's look at marco rubio. you want us to focus on his facial expression. >> i do. >> you have to clear it up. if you don't, people say, it must be true. he didn't refute it. we saw what he did to dr. carson in iowa, which was wrong. >> here it comes. >> trey gowdy came up with a statement, saying he was no longer endorsing me. >> watch his face. it's disgust. his upper lip coming up, eyes and nose wrinkles. >> we saw what he did to dr. carson. >> he's disgusting. look at the brow. it's like he's dropping a non-verbal f bomb. we don't know what the catalyst is. we can assume, and most people will, why would someone spread a rumor that's not true that we
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can verify within minutes? we see this disgust. >> for the photoshoped photo. >> we talked about hillary early. she were doing a shrug. he's congruent. i don't like that it happened and we see concongruency. >> i met joe biden one time and i say, let's throw him back in the mix. he's the guy that keeps it real. >> the way this race is going, he might be in the mix in a couple weeks. always good to see you. thank you so much. coming up, from "america's got talent" to our studio. oz pearlman (baseball on tv in background) with heart failure, danger is always on the rise. symptoms worsen because your heart isn't pumping well. (water filling room) about 50 percent of people die (dog whimpering) within 5 years of getting diagnosed.
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where i'm like i'm not really sure if i can do anything about it besides like make sure i don't stay out late at night. >> police are still working to see if the suspect is connected to a fourth incident that happened back on campus in january. a look at weather and traffic right after the break.
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good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. we have clear blue skies in san jose. a lot of sunshine there but we are tracking rain heading into santa rosa. most of the north bay dealing with at least spotty, light showers. the rest of the morning we'll continue to see the rain moving on through, moving through napa and fizzling out by early afternoon as it approaches san francisco. we could have some cloudy skies and some spotty light rain throughout the afternoon to evening but most of us may not see that rain. we're looking at highs today reaching the upper 50s to lower 60s. how are the roads looking, mike? >> very light right now for most parts of the bay. in oakland thinning out past the
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coliseum. speed sensors are not the problem there. it is coming off the castro valley "y" and 238. something is going on around the arena. the rest of the bay looks pleasant. we've had a light commute. eastbound get being out of town might be a little better this afternoon because express lanes have opened up through dublin and heading out toward the altamont pass. new local news update in half-an-hour.
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taking a look at the headlines. the president and first lady and the public are paying final respects today to supreme court justice antonin scalia. throughout the day, thousands of people will file by his casket, as his body lies in repose in the great hall of the supreme court. where scalia served for almost three decades. his funeral takes place tomorrow in washington. breaking news this morning, famed author harper lee has died. known for the best-seller to kill a mockingbird. in 2007, then-president george w. bush presented her with a presidential medal of freedom for her outstanding contributions to america's literary tradition. harper lee was 89.
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hospitals are reporting an alarming jump in the number of flu cases around the u.s. officials say the predominant strain hitting people is a good match for the current flu vaccine and they're urging a flu shot for anyone who has yet to get one. the biggest risk is people over 65 or those under the age of 2, or those also with chronic illnesses. experts are recommending a flu shot for everyone six months of age and older. a big arts and crafts store is recalling hundreds of thousands of products that may have been exposed to mold. the recall involves more than 250,000 poinsettia flowers and holiday paper boxes. they were sold at michael's stores last year. the chain says that there may be mold on the products, posing a risk to people with allergies to mold. consumers should return them to michael's for a full refund. and for those of you who love chicken and waffles, well, mcdonald's is testing what could be the next big thing. it sounds amazing.
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it's a chicken and pancake sandwich called the chicken mcgriddle. they use syrup-filled pancakes for the bun. right now, just being tested in ohio. but it could be offered elsewhere if it takes off. i'm into that. let's get a check of the weather. dylan, what about you? >> i was really hoping for a sample. >> not yet. we are looking at the weather for the weekend. it'll be nice. a couple of spotty thunderstorms back through the midwest, but up and down the east coast, 50s and 60s. back through the midwest and the plains, 40s, 50s and 60s. temperatures will be above average. on sunday, we'll see a better chance of showers and storms from the great lakes to texas. temperatures dropping to the 40s good morning. we have temperatures now in the low to mid 50s and a lot of sunshine, but we're already starting to see that spotty rain moving into the north bay. expect a high of 57 degrees.
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59 in san francisco. you're seeing those clouds in the distance at 60 degrees for the high today in the east bay and peninsula. in the south bay, up to 61 degrees with a few sprinkles later on today. taking a look at the radar, ukiah, down to santa rosa and closer to san rafael, napa, we'll have light rain for the next couple of hours. >> that's your latest forecast. >> my mind is already bent. >> we're ready. >> throw it in the air, whatever it is. >> i don't know what's happening. >> if you watched "america's got talent" last season, you recognize oz pearlman. he wowed the judges and the audience with his magic of the mind. >> now, he'll try to get into our heads with amazing tricks. oz, good morning. >> good morning. thanks for having me. >> we don't know what to expect. >> a notable game here on the "today" show, two truths and a lie. >> yes. >> we'll play it in a fun way because it's against a mentalist. always the best. >> always great. >> we have, courtesy of the
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"today" show, two truths. and a lie. >> big lie. >> i don't decide who lies. you decide. let's keep it as random as possible. willie, take the cards and mix them up. there's no way you know which is which, what is what, who is who. you can't see them, can you? >> no. >> hand one to dylan. hold it close to you. anyo any one you want. this is for you only. look down and see whether it says lie or truth. hold it close to your body. we'll do a throwback. there's no way we could have heard about this on the show. let's go way back in time. puppy love. your first boyfriend. your first girlfriend. first crush. >> are we saying this on tv? >> we'll see. >> okay. >> now, here's the game, each of you thought of the person for yourself. did you think of the person? >> sure. >> sure. yeah. >> popular in middle school.
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i like it. >> whoever had a card that said truth is going to tell me the truth. tell me the real person's first name. >> i don't want to -- >> just the first name. >> if your card says lie, make up a fake name. whoever is going to tell me the lie, think of the fake name now so you don't stumble on air. i like how willie was nervous. he's nervous about telling the truth. >> no, no, going back -- yeah. >> truth or lie. >> going through the catalog. >> the catalog of girls? >> you just got yourself in trouble. >> sorry. >> wasn't me. >> you did it on your own. >> two of you will tell the truth and one tells a lie. let's do it. your first crush? >> okay. >> here we go. what was the name of your first crush? >> laura. >> interesting. i like the way you said it, full eye contact. what was the name of your first love? >> tommy. >> she hesitated a hair. you never know. natalie, your first crush? >> rafi.
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>> good name, by the way. solid choice. that was definitely the truth. i don't think you would have made up quite a fake name. how did i do it? did you tell the truth? mm-hmm. willie, you were nervous. you told the truth, as well. you said tommy, which was a lie. you probably have not thought of the first crush in years, is that right? >> right. >> i see you and him and go back to when this was. think about when -- see how you did that? that was good. this has something to do with school. >> what are you picking up? >> oh, my gosh. >> when did you meet him? >> hikindergarten. hold on. something about it is really funny that you remember about him. could i have found this on facebook ori online? >> no. >> it was the two of you and it
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was a funny story. one time, close your eyes for me, dylan. >> natalie, look. willie. what was so funny about you and the young man? >> we kind of got engaged and said we were going to get married. >> you were going to get married in kindergarten. look at me in the eye. it sounded -- people don't lie big. if she said tommy, it sounds like the real name, bobby, which was his name, wasn't it? >> it was. >> wait, did you talk before? >> i did not talk to him at all. >> had you met him before? >> on break. >> i stalked her for months. >> we have to bring bobby out. i'm kidding. >> i don't think bobby remembers me. this is way back. >> let's say something notable. >> amazing. >> willie is thinking about it. you're at work. you have the greatest job in the world. you like time off. >> yeah. >> you walked in earlier and
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mentioned, i'm working hard. something about a trip. a trip, a vacation. >> right. >> i want you to think of something notable from your past. right away, i can tell, you wouldn't have done the obvious. nothing in the last year or two, correct? >> right. >> looking back in time. how many years ago are we talking? >> three, i think. >> that would have been roughly 2013? >> '13, yeah. >> give or take. >> is that right? >> might have been '14. >> you're there with someone. i see you smiling. i don't think you did the obvious choice. somewhere in the u.s., is that correct? >> yeah. >> i feel like you didn't want to go over the top, bragging. i saw the segment with venice and paris. this has your name on it in a weird way. twist is and turn. envelope with your name on it. natalie knorr ralmorales. i wanted you to rip it open for
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willie. >> do i get a trip? >> you hold on to this, natalie. willie, three years ago, where did you go that was notable? >> the grand canyon. >> okay. have you mentioned it on air ever? >> maybe. a long time ago. >> how many trips have you been in your whole life? >> hundreds. >> you're thinking of a female person, right, not your wife? >> no, because you said not my wife. >> good. >> he said, don't get me in trouble. >> just to be clear, it was his rule. >> rip it open. there's a note inside. >> okay. >> who was it, not your wife, what's her name? >> natalie morales. >> read that out loud. >> seeing it clearly, this had to be three years ago. >> louder. >> natalie went on a trip to the grand canyon and had the best trip ever with willie. >> we did a show at the grand canyon. >> walking the grand canyon. >> h >> how did you do that? >> not that good if i tell you.
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it's like -- >> thank you. you're incredible. >> oh, my gosh. >> unbelievable. >> amazing. >> amazing. >> that's incredible. >> where is bobby now, we want the know. coming up, it only took a few seconds for her life to change forever. and she will be performing for us next, ruth b. amazing! i have a driver. his name is carl. but that's not what we all have in common. we talked to our doctors about treatment with xarelto®. xarelto® is proven to treat and help reduce the risk of dvt and pe blood clots. xarelto® is also proven to reduce the risk of stroke in people with afib, not caused by a heart valve problem. for people with afib currently well managed on warfarin, there is limited information on how xarelto® and warfarin compare in reducing the risk of stroke. you know, taking warfarin, i had to deal with that blood testing routine. i couldn't have a healthy salad whenever i wanted. i found another way. yeah, treatment with xarelto®. hey, safety first. like all blood thinners, don't stop taking xarelto® without talking to your doctor, as this may
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♪ while watching "once upon a time" ruth b wrote a song about peter pan. >> she posted it on vine and within days had 84,000 views. >> what became her hit single "lost boy" which you will hear in a few moments. thanks for joining us. >> thank you for having me. >> you posted your song on vine -- well, six seconds and then included more of the song. then you exploded overnight and now you have a record deal. >> it's an incredible record. it's been awesome. >> what about the inspiration for the song, ruth? what rocked you as you were watching that? >> i was watching c"once upon a time" and it was about peter pan and i started to play a random chord and lyrics and i built it off of that. >> and vine is literally six seconds long. >> yes. >> how do you get people's
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series on "today" is proudly presented by citi. >> as promised, here now is ruth b with the television debut of the hit song that started it all, "lost boy." ♪ there was a time when i was alone ♪ ♪ nowhere to go and no place to call home ♪ ♪ my only friend was the man in the moon ♪ ♪ and even sometimes he would go away, too ♪ ♪ then one night, as i closed my eyes, i saw a shadow flying high ♪ ♪ he came to me with the sweetest smile ♪ ♪ told me he wanted to talk for a while ♪ ♪ he said, peter pan, that's what they call me ♪ ♪ i promise that you'll never be lonely ♪ ♪ and ever since that day ♪ i am a lost boy from
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neverland ♪ ♪ usually hanging out with peter pan ♪ ♪ and when we're bored we play in the woods ♪ ♪ always on the run from captain hook ♪ ♪ run, run, lost boy, they say to me ♪ ♪ away from all of reality ♪ neverland is home to lost boys like me ♪ ♪ and lost boys like me are free ♪ ♪ he sprinkled me in pixie dust and told me to believe ♪ ♪ believe in him and believe in me ♪ ♪ together we will fly away in a cloud of green ♪ ♪ to your beautiful destiny ♪ as we soared above the town that never loved me ♪ ♪ i realized i finally had a family ♪ ♪ soon enough we reached neverland ♪ ♪ peacefully my feet hit the
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sand ♪ ♪ and ever since that day ♪ i am a lost boy from neverland ♪ ♪ usually hanging out with peter pan ♪ ♪ and when we're bored we play in the woods ♪ ♪ always on the run from captain hook ♪ ♪ run, run, lost boy, they say to me ♪ ♪ away from all of reality ♪ neverland is home to lost boys like me ♪ ♪ and lost boys like me are free ♪ ♪ peter pan, tinker bell, wendy darling, even captain hook ♪ ♪ you are my perfect storybook ♪ neverland, i love you so ♪ you are now my home sweet home ♪ ♪ forever a lost boy at last ♪ and for always i will say
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i am a lost boy from neverland, usually hanging out with peter pan ♪ ♪ and when we're bored, we play in the woods ♪ ♪ always on the run from captain hook ♪ ♪ run, run, lost boy, they say to me ♪ ♪ away from all of reality ♪ neverland is home to lost boys like me ♪ ♪ and lost boys like me are free ♪ ♪ neverland is home to lost boys like me ♪ ♪ and lost boys like me are free ♪ [ applause ] >> wow. stunning. >> get used to that beautiful voice. you're going to be hearing a lot
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more from ruth b. thank you so much. we're back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. >> beautiful. [ applause ]
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vocal lessons here with sheinelle. >> i do all these things now. >> for your voice. >> because you lost your voice a while. >> whatever works. how are you on this fine friday? >> great. >> i'm so excited about this story on friday. we're going to introduce you to this up and coming designer. he's 27 years old from queequee. he just wrapped up a show at new york fashion week. it was packed. everybody and anyone was in there. kim kardashian, beyonce. people love him. he even let me try on his designs. >> love it. >> nice. >> i hope you got to keep them. >> we'll talk about it. >> cat walk, right? >>
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look for a high of 57 degrees in the north bay. san francisco, 59. in the tri-valley today, a high of 60 degrees. we will have that rain moving through fairly quickly. this is the cluster i've been watching producing some lightning well to the north. once again, it will be moving into the north bay. let's see what's happening on the roadways now with mike. >> that lightning much farther north than this camera but i see a little bit of grey, a little bit of shake to the camera. a little bit of disturbance but not on the roadways. 101 through the curve, same through the speed sensors. easy drive through san rafael. metering lights are of o. an earlier crash off the castro valley y. bay looks good this morning. smooth flow traffic but the 101 and 85 in san jose. happening now, two crews are covering the memorial in vallejo for richmond police officer gus vegas who was killed in what's believed to be a case of domestic violence.
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a california consumer products safety commission is declaring hover boards unsafe. this follows numerous reports of them catching fire. more local news in just a half-hour.
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today." with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb, from studio 1-a in rockefeller plaza. >> hey, everybody. congratulations. you made it to try day friday, february 19. >> that's one of my jams. "cake by the ocean" by dnce . >> la, la, la. >> it's -- ♪ cake by the ocean >> go, lori. >> really good with the hands. who invited lori laughlin? you both have the musical taste of a 17-year-old girl. great kickoff to the

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