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have seen from ben carson. everybody was getting in on the action there. >> like a "saturday night" skit. that's what's happening "today in the bay." good morning. snowy start to spring. millions across the northeast waking up to a messy, monday commute. a foot of snow expected in some areas. schools shut down in boston. al is tracking it all. history in havana. president obama kicks off his controversial trip to cuba. the first by a u.s. president in nearly 90 years. >> this is a historic visit, and it's a historic opportunity to engage directly with the cuban people. >> the president set to meet raul castro later today. lester holt is there live. mr. trump goes to washington. donald trump reportedly set to meet with republican party leaders today, ahead of a key speech on america's role in the middle east. this as the gop front runner
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says he doesn't condone the growing violence at his rallies but understands it. and pure madness. a string of fantastic finishes caps a wild weekend at the ncaa men's basketball tournament. from buzzer beaters -- >> rises up, and it's good! it's good! >> to last-second heroics. >> august, no. tipped. >> to a comeback for the ages. >> throws it into the hands, and lays it in. tie game, 71. >> the unbelievable ending being called one of the best ever. today, monday, march 21st, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today" on a monday morning, everyone. let's say you're not a college basketball fan. you don't really care about the game.
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march madness is special. >> it's so exciting. it always lives up to its reputation. it's exciting to watch all the teams i pick lose. it's a joy. >> you don't care about your own bracket because it's so exciting to watch the games. we'll give you a recap in a couple minutes. our top story this morning is this spring snowstorm here in the northeast. after what amounted to a really mild winter. we'll get al's forecast in a moment. first, miguel almaguer is in falmouth, massachusetts. miguel, good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. this is an interesting way to kick off spring. we've had steady snow in cape cod the last few hours and i want to take you to a picture from our drone flying overhead. as we pull out, you'll see it is a bit of a winter wonderland. i'll give you a shot of the coastline because that's where the storm is headed, mostly off coast, but it is clipping this region. matt, we have some pictures on
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the ground taken earlier today. it's been a sloppy commute for many people traveling along the northeast. while we're not seeing a dramatic amount of snow, we're seeing somewhere from 6 inches to a foot of snow across this region. it'll be steady for the next couple hours. diminishing by this afternoon. it's enough snow that in boston, they were asking to shut down schools this morning. they did do that across the region. the snow will be light for the next couple hours and diminishing by later this afternoon. back to our drone, you can see it is lovely. beautiful pictures along the coast. we expect it to be picture perfect the next several hours as the morning commute begins to dissipate. matt, i should tell you, out here, we're expecting to have the sun pop up later on this afternoon. when it comes out later on, we should have fairly dry roads. it's going to be a beautiful day. matt, just for comparison here, last year at this time here in the boston region, we had more than 100 inches of snow.
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this year right now, about 25. about a quarter of the snowfall. as you mentioned, certainly a fairly mild winter, but we are having a late one here. back to you. >> not too much to complain about. thank you very much. my kids are happy with the two-hour delay on long island. >> how long are we going to deal with this? also, we have some dand lions in matt's garden -- >> daffodils. >> we're concerned about them. >> they came up too early. >> this ended in new york city and is making its way through western massachusetts and down east maine. it's makinging its way into down east maine. we'll see this continue during the afternoon. it ends in long island by mid-morning. boston, snow till noon. could be sloppy travel. for the most part, that'll be the worst of it. the heavy snow will be the eastern end of maine. 6 to 8 inches as you get closer to eastport, bar harbor about 4. the forecast models, europe versus the american. thursday, the american model,
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almost nothing in new york city. 4 inches to new england. look at how much the you're peep model had forecast. we're giving this to the american model, ladies and gentlemen. usa! usa! so far, both models have instituted new and improved computers, new and improved software. this one, the american won. >> there you go. thanks for keeping us up to date on that, al. let's talk about the president now and his historic trip to cuba. the first family arrived last night and took a walking tour through the rain in old havana. on the president's agenda, a meeting with raul castro. "nightly news" anchor lester holt is in havana. good morning. >> good morning. it is a day of history. the president waking up here on cuban soil. he is the first american president to visit here since calvin coolidge came in 1928. fidel castro wasn't even 2 then. the entire first family along for the trip, acting like
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tourists. doing what most tourists do, starting with a stroll through old havana. sparse crowds line the streets under a steady downpour as the president's motorcade made its way through the city. his first stop, the cathedral in old havana. mr. obama took an impromptu detour to shake hands and smiling and waving to a cheering crowd. inside the cathedral, the president met with the controversial cardinal, ortega, who some criticized for not being more forceful about human rights. then on to a museum, where a portrait of president lincoln greeted the first family. finally, dinner at a restaurant in the narrow streets of old havana. the sightseeing is a prelude to the real business of the trip which begins later this morning when the president meets with cuban president raul castro. they'll likely discuss lifting the u.s. trade embargo and
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cuba's human rights record. just hours before the president arrived, the ladies in white were arrested, chanting, freedom. one of the highlights of the president's trip is expected to be when he addresses cubans on tuesday. >> it's a historic opportunity to engage directly with the cuban people and to lay out our future that's brighter than our past. >> reporter: i asked about that when i sat down with cuba's top man. the ambassador. did you think the day would come, when the u.s. president would address the people? >> it was the day i hoped for. i'm confident this is the right time. >> reporter: back in the states, the president's trip is already under fire from republican front runner donald trump who mocked the fact the president was met by cuban's foreign minister, not president raul castro. tweeting that castro greeted the pope and others.
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no respect. the white house is brushing off any idea there was a snub at the airport. they say there was never any expectation or intent president castro would meet the president at the airport. it was planned that the official greeting would take place today. there will be a big state dinner later on. matt, as i send it back to you, i'll point out that i bought this blazer first. >> you'll have much more on the president's trip to havana and cuba on "nbc nightly news" tonight. let's talk on the presidential race. heading to the nation's capital for high-profile events today. among them a meeting with republican lawmakers after more protests and violence at trump rallies happened over the weekend. peter alexander has the latest. >> reporter: good morning. the latest attack, perhaps the ugliest yet. a u.s. airman charged with misdemeanor assault that took
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place at trump's rally. you'll see that in a second. for the billionaire, this is groundhog day. more protests, more critics, yet more likely than not, during the next round of voting tomorrow, he expands his delegate lead. ♪ donald >> reporter: donald trump enjoying his success with a special serenade. and one of the most violent confrontations yet. >> there's a disgusting guy puts a ku klux klan hat on. >> reporter: a man sucker punched and repeatedly pounded and repeated kicked. >> this political movement has gotten to the point where you may get beat to death inside of a rally. >> reporter: trump conceding the beating was tough to watch but saved his harshest words for professional agitators. >> how come we're the bad people all the time? what about the people using
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horrible profanity, horrible words, and closing up highways, why are they never the bad people? it's an incredible thing. >> reporter: trump's campaign manager drawing more criticism after grabbing a protester's collar, another man pulling the young man back. >> i give him credit for having spirit. he wanted them to take down the horrible, profanity-laced signs. >> reporter: tomorrow, trump's favorite in arizona and ted cruz in utah. the senator winning romney's vote. with trump now questioning romney's faith. >> he's a joke artist. are you sure he's a mormon? are we sure? >> reporter: trump is mocked on this week's "the new yorker." still, the billionaire is looking for the last laugh. in washington today, reportedly meeting with key republican lawmakers. and tonight, capping off a day of speeches before a pro-israeli group, where jewish republicans are weary of his neutrality on the conflict. trump expect ed
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for his meeting in washington, to speak later this afternoon. what's striking is almost no republicans will acknowledge whether they're going to this. house leaders want nothing to do with it and others aren't saying a thing either way. several anti-trump conservative groups are promising a backlash for any lawmaker spotted going in. matt and savannah? >> peter alexander, thank you. >> mark halperin is the managing editor of "bloomberg politics." co-host of with all due respect which airs on msnbc. good to see you. >> good morning. >> the apex speech is a room filled with people who don't want generalities. they want specifics. they want you to prove you understand the complexities of middle east policy. what's at stake for donald trump? >> this is a big week for him and this speech symbolizes it. he has to prove to the people in the room, but also to people who want a serious president to deal with a serious world, that he can be a serious man. he's never given a speech like this in his entire life. can't overstate enough tonight is the night he can show people he understands the difficulties and the
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complexities of being president. >> forgive me if i'm skeptical. for trump supporter, the average trump supporter, do they care if he does well before this group of influential lobbyists in washington? >> the average trump supporter doesn't, but the average american who is going to pick the next president wants someone who can handle this. he needs more support. this is an opportunity to say to people, i'm a serious person. the trump skeptics say he'll fail. those who are optimistic about his chance to be president says tonight is a night he can prove he's a serious person. >> let's talk about what's been happening on the campaign trail. another incident of violence at a trump rally over the weekend. it seemed in being interviewed about it, donald trump seems to blame the protesters and not his supporters, or even himself, for setting a tone. is that going to continue to work? >> he has to take more command of this, both in the mechanics of how things work and the tone. he hasn't done it.
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he does have a point, though. he has a first amendment right to hold events. he has events disrupted. he has to deal with it and can't blame the protesters, but he has his point, that the protesters have a responsibility to let him and his supporters meet. but he's the candidate. >> let's talk about the stop trump movement. it's fascinating to me because on one hand, it's done something the republicans haven't been able to do, which is unite conservatives and the establishment, all united against trump, but it's not getting off the ground. >> they are united in their goal but far from achieving their goal. run another candidate, bet on ted cruz or john kasich, try to take down trump, try to force a brokered convention. a thousand people against trump with thousand and one ideas how to stop him. and time is running out. in the next couple of weeks if he keeps winning contests, the stop trump movement won't have anything to stop. he will be the de facto nominee. >> mark, always good to have you here. thank you very much. now to what investigators in belgium are learning from the
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captured suspect in the paris terror attacks. the 26-year-old suspect reportedly telling investigators he was planning new operations. keir simmons on the story in belgium with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. he is now locked away in this high security prison, admitting his involvement in paris and saying that he was planning more attacks, according to a government minister here. new video this morning of the raid in which he was apprehended. dramatic new video this morning of the operation that apprehended europe's most wanted terrorist. come out now, police shout. an old woman is led away, interrogated. then as heavily armed officers approach the door, a suspect makes a run for it. gunfire. a second man is brought out, wounded in the leg.
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limping, he is taken away. it's not clear which of the men in these pictures is salah abdeslam. by the end of the operation, the man wanted for the paris attacks is under arrest, now charged with participating in murder, involvement in the paris massacre. the government minister here says they believe that more than 30 were involved in those paris attacks, in the operation and planning for it. the priority this morning is hunting them down. meanwhile, the french president will meet with the families of the victims. that'll be an emotional meeting. >> can only imagine. thank you so much. speaking of isis, the u.s. is sending more marines to iraq after an isis rocket killed a marine over the weekend. undisclosed number of troops from the 26 marine expeditionary unit will support eiraqi forces and operations. this announcement comes after the officer died on saturday. his unit was attacked with an
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isis rocket at an outpost south of mosul. he was the first u.s. service member killed in iraq since october. in other news this morning, a toll collector and security guard were killed during a robbery attempt in a toll plaza in eastern pennsylvania. the man responsible was a retired state trooper. after the shootings, briggs was loading money into his vehicle when he was confronted by a police officer. they exchanged gun fire and briggs was fatally wounded. he had retired from the state police four years ago after 26 years on the job. now to a stolen cement truck that led to an hour-long police chase in minnesota. take a look. the truck barreled down side streets, reaching speeds of 70 miles per hour. when it finally stopped, the driver made a run for it but was caught and -- ready for this -- he was just 11 years old. has an appearance in juvenile court today. two police cars were damaged in the chase. thankfully, nobody was hurt.
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>> that's crazy. march madness underway. highlighted by a weekend filled with wild finishes, buzzer beaters, bracket-busting upsets. so let's start. texas a&m-northern iowa. the panthers up by 12 with about 35 seconds left to play. fans getting ready to punch their ticket to the sweet 16. but the aggies had plans of their own. they scored 14 points in the last 31 seconds of the game to tie it, send it into overtime. texas a&m wins it in double overtime. they're calling it a historic comeback and crushing loss for northern iowa. check out what happened in the wisconsin-xavier game. >> two to go. trip to the sweet 16. rises up, and it's good. it's good! >> wisconsin hits the three-pointer at the buzzer, sending the badgers to the sweet 16. the party probably still going in madison, wisconsin. they will play notre dame in the next round.
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why? because the fighting irish won a nail biter, as well. listen to this ending. >> switch. jackson off the glass. august, no. tip. >> that brought a yelp from savannah. the cinderella story steven f. austin comes up short. notre dame wins it, 76-75. this is why it's a great tournament. >> is your inner sports caster so happy now? >> i love this. >> let's go to the highlight reel. >> i live for this time of year. it's great. >> you didn't get the snowstorm you hoped for, right? >> wow. >> i'm just saying, you got your sports, your weather, and you were kind of disappointed. that's all i meant. >> i was happy because we predicted it. it worked out okay. >> she's hitting me. >> all right. we'll get to your local forecast in the next 30 seconds.
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good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. we will have cloudy skies and still some wet roads as you head out this morning. temperatures are now in the low to mid-50s. we dial have some light rain now in the north bay, mainly around santa rosa and farther to the north. we will have off and on rain at times it will be heavy especially in the north bay and high today of 61 degrees in san francisco and 64 degrees in the south bay and keep the umbrella close by for those periods of showers. >> not that you wanted snow.
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>> not at all. guys, coming up, the ongoing feud between donald trump and fox news anchor megyn kelly. why it is reaching new heights this morning. >> and an alarming concern on the roads. just how safe are the bridges you drive across and under just about every day? a new rossen reports you need to see. first on a monday morning, this is "today" on nbc. >> trip to the sweet 16.
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a very good monday morning to you. it is 7:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. a judge's, prosecutors say dna evidence links the suspect garcia torres to the disappearance and murder of sierra larmar' defense attorneys are seeking information about 11 partial other dna profiles found on sierra lamar's clothing that do not match torres' dna. right now it is supposed to begin next month. sierra lamar disappeared four years ago and her body has never been found. a check on the forecast now with kari. clear skies coming? >> we will have some clear skies the rest of the week. today we have some rain. scattered showers as you head out.
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live look now at san jose. we still have the clouds and some wet roads as you drive to work or school. temperatures are now in the low to mid-50s and we're heading into the low 60s today up to 64 good grees today in san jose, as well as palo alto. rain at any point today and make sure you keep the umbrella close and up to 61 degrees today in concord. anything happening on the san mateo bridge? >> because look at this right looks pretty crowded and just on the south side of that the san mateo bridge moves well and an earlier crash over and the peninsula had tied up with fire crew and ambulance and they both cleared but that backup may have forced some folks over to the san mateo bridge. we're looking towards the south bay where your northbound route is looking good and 87 and 101 started out with that typical pattern now and the earlier crashes have cleared and east shore freeway and farther north to san rafael.
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back to you. thank you for joining, as well. another update in half an hour. see you then.
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♪ can't feel my face when i'm with you ♪ ♪ but i love it monday morning, march 21st, 2016. spring is here, everybody. by the way, we have a little bit of snow. what would you call that precipitation that came down? >> flurries. >> four inches. >> i know. >> little more as you get further up. >> anyway, the weather is the top of the headlines. adjusting here in new york city but other parts of new england will see closer to a foot. they cancelled school in boston today. al will give us the full skinny on that coming up. president obama has a lot on his plate today as he spends his first full day in cuba. the first family touched down
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sunday afternoon and toured old havana after the president addressed u.s. embassy staff. >> young american children, young cuban children, by the time they're adults, our hope is that they think it's natural that a u.s. president should be visiting cuba. they think it's natural that the two peoples are working together. >> the visit, the first to cuba by a u.s. president in 88 years. donald trump is spending his day in washington. the republican presidential front runner will meet with gop lawmakers and key leaders. tonight, he gives a speech at the pro-israel lobbying group. i'll give you a programming note now. on "today" tomorrow morning, marsha clark, lead prosecutor in the o.j. simpson murder case, will be here live. we'll get her take on the trial of the century two decades later, and also find out how she feels about her portrayal in the tv series "the people versus
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o.j. simpson." that's tomorrow on "today". back to donald trump. his feud with megyn kelly is going to new levels. trump calling for a cancellation of her show. >> in a blistering response, fox is slamming donald trump for what it calls his repeated abuse against megyn kelly. the network increased security for the star since august, when trump's attacks began. >> reporter: donald trump warning he'll fight back against someone he considers his latest opponent. not a politician but fox news anchor megyn kelly. >> i'm not a fan of megyn kelly. i don't like her. >> reporter: simmering for seven months and now boiling over, after trump called for a boycott of her show. saying she's sick, clrazy and overrated. fox news fired back. slamming what they called trump's extreme, sick obsession
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with kelly. quote, beneath the man who wants to hold the office that's the highest in the land. the network finding itself taking on the front runner. trump retweeted her handle 65 times since the summer, twice a week. >> i can no longer go on twitter. >> reporter: all of it starting in august. >> you've called women you don't like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals. >> what i say is what i say. honestly, if you don't like it, i'm sorry. >> reporter: trump's response the next day? >> you can see there was blood coming out of her eyes. blood coming out of her wherever. >> reporter: in january, trump launched a new round of attacks on instagram. >> megyn kelly's really biased against me. >> reporter: later, skipping a debate she moderated. >> it's been a surreal six
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months. keep your head down, shoulders back and forge forward. >> reporter: the two came face-to-face earlier this month. >> nice to be with you. you're looking well. >> as are you. >> kelly is opening up about this in an interview out tomorrow, she's been thinking about a margaret thatcher quote. they attack me because they don't have a political argument left. >> hallie, definitely one of the stranger aspects of his candidacy c candidacy. why bother? i don't know. let's get to the weather. mr. roker has a check of that. >> announcer: today's weather is brought to you by visit california. california, dream big. >> if you're dreaming of warmer weather in the eastern half of the country, your dream is about to come true. it's been mild out west, cool in the east. what happens today, the temperatures start to warm up. minneapolis, 51. 79 in north platte.
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temperatures five to ten degrees below average. philadelphia will be up to 57. cleveland, 60. 72 in little rock. wednesday, the warm air gets socked into new york city. 70 degrees on wednesday. but it's awfully chilly out west. raleigh, 76. nashville, 69. then the cool air really makes its way to the central plains. warm air here in the east. let's go to the amusement park. new york city, 52 monday. 69 on wednesday. 60 on friday. let's go to st. louis. 67 on wednesday. dips down to 55 on friday. houston, 68 monday. 81 on wednesday. keep your hands and legs in the well, we have some cool temperatures to start this week with some scattered light rain this morning, a look at the radar and some showers for the far north bay and closer look we
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see it's mainly north of santa rosa and cloverdale and we will start to see some more of those showers moving in as we go through the rest of the morning and temperatures in the mid-50s heading up to 6 it grees in the east bay and 63 in the peninsula and the south bay today a high of 64 degrees. >> tip of the hat to our audio department for our roller coaster sound effects. >> good job. al, thank you very much. just ahead, do you take your kids' sports too seriously? the sign on one little league field with a pointed message to parents. up next, bridges are in desperate need of repair. >> i'm jeff rossen. a new report saying tens of thousands of america's bridges are in disrepair. how dangerous is it? look at this concrete. this is holding the roadway above, and so is the beam that's rusted
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we're back at 7:41. this morning on rossen reports, a danger on the road. bridges that are used every day, yet they're putting drivers at risk. >> top officials are calling this terrible and embarrassing. jeff ross seasen is here with mn that. >> good morning. this is an important investigation. right now, so many of you are about to get into the car and head to work, or drive your children to school. on the way, chances are, you will cross a bridge or an overpass. a new report just released says that tens of thousands of bridges across the country are literally falling apart. how bad are they? this morning, we're getting rare
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access just under the roadway, and wait until you see what we found holding some cars up. >> reporter: across the country, bridges collapsing, concrete raining down on to passing cars. from pennsylvania -- >> boulder just fell and smashed the glass. >> reporter: -- to iowa. >> the bridge is crumbling away here. >> reporter: to utah. >> what happened? >> reporter: where huge chunks of a bridge smashed through this airport shuttle with passengers inside. crushing the hood of the car. >> another 6 or 8 inches, might not have been talking to me today. >> reporter: according to government data, 58,498 bridges are structurally deficient. from america's heartland to the nation's capital. >> i'm standing on the arlington memorial bridge in d.c. we're getting rare access down inside the bridge. this is so bad, critical condition, they're making me wear these gloves because all
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the lead paint is chipping off. and i have to wear this hard hat because, believe it or not, concrete chunks fall off this bridge. >> you can see why we're concerned about this bridge. >> reporter: even officials are sounding the alarm. charles is in charge of this bridge for the national park service. >> look at this here. this is the roadway, and there's metal literally peeling off of it. >> over here, look at this beam. this is holding up the roadway, too. we have all this concrete gone. totally decayed away. look at this. paper thin. this is all that's left. >> this is what's holding up the roadway? >> this is where the cars are going. you can feel the cars right above us. this beam is holding the bridge up. >> reporter: but we see next is even more disturbing. >> this is the support for the entire bridge. completely rusting away. look at this, jeff, completely gone, the bracings. over here, look at this, right here, completely gone. >> you can put your hand through that. >> all of this, just rusting from the inside out. >> terrible.
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terrible. it's getting worse by the year. >> reporter: we went straight to the secretary of transportation, anthony fox. >> according to your government data, there are 58,495 bridges deemed structurally deficient. is that acceptable to you? >> no, it's not acceptable. it's actually embarrassing to this country. but it's one of those things where it's not just money, it's also emphasis. it's where we put our money. that's something we have to continue working on. >> doesn't the buck stop here, as the secretary of transportation, for you to fix this now and figure out how to get the money spent more wisely? >> no one has argued more strenuously about fixing the issues than i have. congress has to pass a package with enough resources to handle the problem. >> reporter: he says the system is broken. states get federal money and spend it as they wish, with little federal oversight. bureaucracy, as bridges continue to crumble. >> continues to decay and it won't get better until we do something about it.
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>> the federal government is spending billions of dollars to fix these bridges, and that may sound like a lot -- it is -- but analysts say the problem is so bad, so widespread, at that pace, it'll take 21 years to fix every bridge. are the bridges in your neighborhood structurally deficient? i know that's your question. we have a list on our website, "today".com. click on your state, drop down to your county and it's there for you. >> i find myself driving around, looking around like crazy. >> it's disturbing when you get under the hood like he did. coming up, inside reese witherspoon's star-studded 40th birthday bash. and carson is in the orange room with an update on eagle watch 2016. right
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we're back at 7:50. time for the birds taking the world by storm, carson. >> if you spent your weekend captivated by the d.c. eagle cam, you are not alone. hundreds of thousands flocked to the live feed of the nest at the national arbetorum. it went from this to this in a couple days. someone wrote, 7:31, completely absorbed in d.c. eagle cam. classrooms gathered to watch it on the big screen. many were sharing highlights, watching the feeding happening. yummy. another viewer sharing this moment, with one baby eagle's
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wings over the other. >> cute. >> this price lless family phot. and this is a live feed right now. it's not too late. head to and we have the link to get to the live cam. back to you. >> great day for the eagle family. not great for the fish in the upper left-hand corner of the screen. >> carson, thank you. just ahead, the director of a major tennis tournament under fire. wait until you hear what he said about women players. it is sparking a fire storm. >> with good reason. backseat parenting. what you should be doing if you have a teenager driving in the family to keep them safe behind the wheel. first, your ♪ i love to take pictures that engage people. and to connect us with the wonderment of nature. the detail on this surface book is amazing. with the tiger image, the saliva coming off and you got this turning. that's why i need this kind of resolution and computing power. being able to use a pen like this. on the screen directly with the image. it just gives me a different relationship to it.
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president obama is the first sitting american president to visit cuba in 88 years. just a short time ago he took part in a wreath laying ceremony at a memorial to cuban hero jose marti. he has chosen to make a short few minute walk. where the official greeting will take place. let's bring in andrea mitchell. >> that is what the white house wanted. they did not want a big event, because most big airport arrivals are military and they look soviet. which is a reflection of the military past of cuba. >> it was always to be the official -- >> it was always to be the official ceremonial arrival. they didn't want a military arrival at the airport.
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it would have sent the wrong signal. and there's the handshake. this meeting is such a consequential meeting, while the american do in polling support, there is a lot of resistant on all sides politically. >> it's not the first time we have seen them shake hands. first time i believe is 2013 in south africa at the funeral of nelson mandela in which they were seated in the vip area. they have had subsequent meetings in the past. this will be their first substantive conversation. >> they had a meeting in panama. but this is their first state visit, their first bilateral meeting. there have been a lot of communication to set it up, it's their chance to talk one-on-one. it will be through an interpreter.
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raul castro doesn't speak english. the essence of the meeting will be president obama is time is running out. we want to get more americans here, more tourists, more business contracts. we want to make it so permanent no future president can reverse it. castro says why cean't you lift s men shaking hands there will draw a lot of criticism from a lot of republicans that don't think it should be taken place. the cubans have not moved quickly enough this may be seen as a reward that's undeserved. >> there are dissidents who will
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be meeting with him tomorrow. many of them were arrested and detained for as many as eight hours yesterday and last night. that was seen by a signal that it's not backing off from its resistance to do things its own way. dissidents say cuban has gotten tougher on them in the years since normalization. that said, the white house has signaled to raul castro and the government in his speech, an unprecedented speech to the cuban people tomorrow he will make a central part of it his appeal for more human rights in cuba. >> the president has travelled here with a large delegations. members of congress, entrepreneurs, there's a great deal of interest in business opportunities. secretary of state kerry and some of the delegation, susan rice, the current head of state. jeffrey de laurentiis. head of mission here for the
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united states. >> we also the commerce secretary and ben rhodes. he was negotiating this in secret with the help of the pope. >> there we see the president and raul castro entering the room. >> we'll hear the national anthem. ♪ ♪
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♪ >> again, that ceremony playing out here at the palace of the revolution, the beginning now theficial activities of the president as he continues the historic journey here in cuba. we'll have a lot more on this coming up tonight for nbc nightly news. i'm lester holt, nbc news, ha ceo of one of the biggest tennis tournaments that went over the line. surrounding values. susan sarandon and her daughter reveals what makes their relationship so special and how it's helping them raise their
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next generation. >> honey is her grandma name. >> can you believe you're a grandmother? >> she's a honey. >> today is monday, march 21st, 2016. ♪ ♪ >> back in the hotel. >> you're missing out. >> kentucky shoutout! >> whew! >> good morning, winslow, missouri. >> georgia is in the house. >> we're back now at 8:00 on a monday morning. it's the 21st day of march, first the year is 2016. this is the first full day of spring? >> it's a little -- started sunday, 12:30 a.m. on the east coast but 11:30 p.m. on saturday. so first full day east coast spring today.
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>> got it. no matter what, it's snowing which is a little weird. >> yes. >> that's all right. going to stop and warm up and we have a huge crowd today. >> we do. huge and loud crowd. love it. >> also ahead, the big wedding. the wedding couple is here. they're going to ty the knot on our plaza right here. we are not done planning, guys, we're going to let you choose their honeymoon destination. >> did you see some of those places. >> i'm ready to go on the honeymoon. >> lots to start with this morning. let's go to tamron with a look at the top stories. she's in for natalie. >> good morning, everyone. history in havana as president obama breaks through a half century of cold war hostility to meet his cuban counterpart. nbc's chief foreign affairs counterpart, andrea mitchell is there this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, tamron. president obama has a full schedule of events and
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appearances today in cuba. a few moments ago he visited the jose martine memorial laying a wreath. this morning he is meeting with cuba's president, raul castro. despite president obama's efforts to loosen trade, the relationship can never be fully repaired until president obama lifts the economic embargo. president obama is going to press for free speech. a crackdown hard on a group of women known as the ladies in white who protest silently every sunday. cuba is allowing president obama to speak directly to the cuban people tomorrow even though the white house has made it clear he will talk about human rights. that's considered a major step hoping something important will come from this historic visit. tamron, back to you. >> andrea, thank you very much. republican presidential front-runner donald trump has a series of key meetings in washington, d.c., today including one with influential
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party members.ning he'll addres foreign policy before a major pro israel group. meantime, at a trump rally in arizona this weekend, a protester was beaten in one of the most violent campaign confrontations yet. trump said it was hard to watch but also suggested there's a double standard favoring what he called professional agitators. and there is a brand new about the battle of the sexes brewing in professional tennis. it all started with come throw verse yal remarks sunday before the finals of a prestigious tournament in california. even before the top ranked female players took to the court, a backhanded comment aimed at the women's tennis association. >> in my next life when i come back i want to be someone in the wta because they ride on the coattails of the men, they don't make any decisions and they're lucky. they are very, very lucky. >> raymond moore, a former pro, now ceo of the california town amount that hosts both the men and the women's players.
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>> if i was a lady player, i'd go down every night on my knees and thank god that roger federer and rafa nadal were born because they've carried this sport. they really have. >> fresh off the court superstar serena williams was quick to condemn moore's comments. >> i think those remarks are very much mistaken and very, very, very inaccurate. there's only one way to interpret that. get on your knees, which is a sensitive area enough, and thank a man, which is not -- we as women have come a long way. >> outrage quickly erupted on social media. bill li jean king tweeting, he is wrong on so many levels. every player, especially the top players contribute. >> more relief in part, i made comments about the wta that were in extremely poor taste and erroneo erroneous. i am truly sorry for those remarks. >> now serena williams had only
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returned to that tournament last year. she boycotted it after being booed back in 2001, but it wasn't that she was only booed, she felt that there was a racial tinge to the backlash at the time when she played there. and maybe it was spring fever, but something got an easter bunny all worked up at a new jersey mall on sunday. please look at this because you may not see this ever again. video posted to twitter shows the bunny with white furry legs and his ears off apparently brawling with people standing near his holiday display. at one point he takes off his paw, goes at it bare knuckles. they drag the belligerent bunny. >> 25 years i've been a journalist. he have' never read about a belligerent bunny. >> that's what happens when you dress these people in costumes like in times square. >> it's frightening. >> that's a bad bunny.
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>> when it comes to parenting, a lot of parents say over involvement in your teenager's life can be counter bro ducttive. >> yes, but that's not the case when it comes to your teen's driving. tom costello is at a driver's training program in potomac, marry land. >> reporter: we've heard about hellie couldn'ter parenting and maybe it's over the top, but when it comes to your kid behind the wheel, a little bit too much nagging, a little bit overly cautious, that may be the best approach to saving his or her life. teens behind the wheel, we've seen the frightening video, countless teens driven to distraction. the stats are alarming. >> if you're going to die prematurely at any time in your life, the two worst years are between 16 and 17 and the reason is because of driving. >> reporter: but when it comes to our own kids, many parents may be too relaxed. either they trust their own kids
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too much or they're tired of car pooling their children, yet teen car pooling, it turns out, poses the greatest danger. according to aaa, if a 16 or 17-year-old driver has a passenger under 21 in the car, they are 44% more likely to be killed in a crash. having two passengers under 21 doubles that risk. and it quadruples with three or more young passengers. >> teens think that they're invincible. they're not particularly worried about the harm to themselves of getting in a car crash. >> reporter: it's something 16-year-old holley stoner has seen firsthand. >> i think most people it's trying to look cool for their friends, like oh, there's no cops around, let me just go through this stop sign or let me just do this because nothing will happen and maybe impress them. >> reporter: most states, including california, where stoner lives set passenger limits for new drivers, but ultimately, say advocates, it's a parent's responsibility to keep their kids safe. >> let them know that you care. the advantage of a contract with your teen in which you stipulate
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the rules and the consequences for violating the rules is not that the child will obey them but that the parent will actually monitor the child. >> reporter: that means conversations about phone use, distractions, and of course drinking and driving. >> this is a privilege and as a privilege it can be taken away. >> reporter: cell phones in the glove compartment. have that conversation, say the experts. really nag the kids about making sure that they adhere to the rules of the road. you know, guys, i had an accident a week after i got my license, then i had another one two weeks later. the guy behind the camera here said the same thing happened to him. the producer i worked with last night said the same thing happened to her. it seems to be a common right of passage. >> i bet we all have stories like that. >> they say not only take the cell phone, lock it in the glove compartment, turn the notification dings off. when a teen is driving, if they hear that sound, they're inclined to look at it. >> to say nothing like the radio. >> when we were kids it was
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literally a push button, that's it. now there's a whole myriad of advice and information there for you. >> absolutely. tom, as always, thank you. just ahead, the answers to a couple of burning questions. first, why do we close our eyes when we kiss? >> you know. >> how do you know? >> al, see, you were the one to tune in for that. >> ben affleck's giant back tattoo. is this real or not? all will be revealed. and jenna sits down with susan sarandon and her daughter for a candid conversation about hollywood, motherhood, and moore, but first these messages. ♪ you can help prevent blindness in undernourished children all over the world. when you get your vitamins at walgreens, you help give life-changing vitamins to kids across the globe. get vitamins here. change lives everywhere. walgreens. at the corner of happy and healthy.
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and that's a cash back win-win. the citi double cash card. the only card that lets you earn cash back twice on every purchase with 1% when you buy and 1% as you pay. with two ways to earn, it makes a lot of other cards seem one-sided. it's about time the taco...came out of its shell. unleash the power of dough. give it a pop. it's 8:13. time for what's trending. we lost a social phycology question. you ever wonder why people, when the ki they kiss, you close your eyes, it's because you're so close. >> or you'll go lock eyed. >> you have to see who you're kissing. >> you should probably know before you do that. >> enough about the '90s and carson's world.
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psychologists at the university of london think they have the answer. it's simple. the researchers say it's because our brains can't handle more than two things at once. as sophisticated as the human mind is, the study says it can't process both the sensation of kissing and the act of seeing. >> that's only two things. why couldn't you handle both? >> you can walk and chew gum at the same time. i'm just quoting the research. >> so strange. >> maybe those people kissing are doing something else, also. >> the scientists didn't actually study people kissing. instead, they used other tests to confirm our brains have trouble -- >> what did they use? >> that's a bogus study. >> come on, it was the university college of london. >> how bogus could it be? >> if they didn't watch anybody -- >> you don't tune into trending for our science, is that what you're saying? >> that's right. >> by the way, we were talking about this at the break, did you ever kiss someone and open your eyes and they're looking and you're like, why are your eyes
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open? >> exactly. recently, we've seen parents lose their cool at their children's sporting events. one little league posted a sign on a field. this is written as if it comes from the kids. it says, reminder, i'm a kid. it's just a game. my coach is a volunteer. the officials are humans. by the way, making almost nothing. and no college scholarships will be handed out today. in other words, relax. of course, it's not the only sign of its kind. in other leagues around the country, they've posted similar warnings. like, your kids aren't playing for the yankees. i've been at little league games and you look at parents going crazy and think, you have got to stop this. >> but it still goes on. >> absolutely. >> no question. >> doesn't matter. boys sports, girls sports, my nieces played soccer and you see it. imagine as a parent, that sign stops you in your tracks. >> the kids are watching this, too. it's crazy. >> have fun.
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>> i'll have a freak out at the sidelines here. what's the secret of happiness? many studies -- here are the studies again, al -- friendships make us happy. the more social interactions we have, the happier we are. new research confirms it's true for pretty much everyone except one group. care to guess? >> intelligent people. >> what? >> apparently, scientists say those with higher i.q.s are less satisfied the more friends they have. >> the smarter you are, the more antisocial you are? >> one of the theories is smart people would rather focus on long-term objective, like curing cancer or something, i guess. >> i don't trust it when people say, how many good friends do you have, and they say 25. i think you have two or three. >> i agree. >> people you'd really call in a time of trouble. >> not facebook friends. >> like friend friends. >> they're probably milestones in your life. someone you met in elementary school. maybe later in college. then a friend you met through maybe your parenting.
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didn't milestones. >> if you had a problem, you're embarrassed about, how many people are there you'd actually call? >> two. >> i have two. >> absolutely, two. >> one, i'm related to. >> my mom and maybe one other. let's move on to reese witherspoon, celebrating a big birthday in style. and what amy schumer just did that left the people on broadway speechless. carson? >> thankyou, matt. first to reese witherspoon. on tuesday, she turns 40 years old. reese started celebrating early, posing for photos with some of her famous friends, including kate hudson. the best gift? a performance by taylor swift. reese took the stage, too. have a look. ♪ sweet home alabama ♪ lord i'm coming home to you >> there's reese jamming, and
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yes, it's keith urban behind her on guitar. cool party. happy birthday to reese. ben affleck is promoting his new movie "batman versus superman." people ask him, is that massive back tattoo for real? the big phoenix caused an uproar online. after months of speculation, ben is telling "extra" the phoenix is fake. a temporary tattoo he got for a movie due out next year. sorry, ladies. amy schumer paying it forward and sharing some of her success with others. on saturday, amy and family and friends saw the broadway hit "hamilton" and posed for pictures. backstage with the cast. at the show, amy spent $77 at the bar. look at the tip. $1,000. >> wow. >> dropping the benjamins at "hamilton." >> thank you. >> the bartenders thanked amy for making their night. >> i bet a lot of people go to the shows and don't tip at that
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refreshment stand. it's not fair. >> yeah. >> good for her. >> carson, thank you. mr. roker? >> let's check out what we have for you for our 8:00 hour. we're looking at some severe weather starting on wednesday from san antonio to des moines. but we have a stronger risk from springfield to tyler, texas. super cells with tornado threat, large hail, damaging wind. we'll be watching this. and there's also a winter component. heavy snow from nebraska up into michigan wednesday into thursday. as you look at the snowfall amounts, the american model, 12 inches or more from traverse city, u.p. of michigan to rochest rochester, minnesota. 4 to 6 inches into parts of south dakota. as you look at the european model, milwaukee gets into it with 12 inches or more. we'll see what happens with this. very, very interesting. still some winter left out we have some scattered
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showers across parts of the bay area. a lot of clouds as we look at the outer sunset and we've been tracking the rain, mostly light and moving across parts of the north bay. a closer look, you can see the rain has been moving through santa rosa as well as farther to the north. temperaturewise, mid-50s and heading into the 60s today with a high of 64 degrees in san jose and palo alto. 62 degrees in oakland as well as livermore. >> that's your latest weather. savannah? >> al, thanks. now to a special series we're calling family business, where we catch up with famous faces and their kids. >> this morning, oscar winner susan sarandon is and her daughter, eva amurri martino. jenna has that story. >> from "dead man walking" to the challenging of parents, nothing was held from this mother-daughter duo.
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>> i felt they had empathy and a sense of dekren cency and caredt people, they'd find their own path. i led my example and trusted they'd find thing s that spoke o them, that they could put their energy into. >> reporter: susan sarandon's known for acting with conviction. her daughter eva said her mother has been a constant in her life. >> my mom stands up for herself and others, and i think it's always been an important message. not only in our family but with me. >> what's one thing you can both agree on? >> bread. >> love bread. >> who doesn't like carbs? >> don't put a bread basket in front of us you want to take part in yourself. >> reporter: eva attended rallies next to her mother, and recently, watched susan campaign for bernie sanders. eva admits their parenting
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styles may be different. >> i was visiting the movie sets. it's almost being a part of the circus. there's something really fun and adventurous. i'm much more of a structured parent, i would say. >> reporter: inspiration for the 31-year-old to tackle everything, from being a mom to 18-mon 18-month-old daughter marrow, to a marriage to nbc sports commentator kyle martino. using candor on her blog, happily eva after. >> there's nothing about your life post or prebaby that you recognize. that's what inspired me to create a space that was about embracing all sides of yourself, and encouraging other women to do the same. >> i'm also trying to do everything right. you forget to have fun. >> like a normal person. >> reporter: the duo appeared together in more than half a dozen tv shows and movies. >> you chose a career that incorporates being a mom. having your daughter be part of
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it. you guys have acted together, even recently. >> yes. >> have you given up on acting? >> i think what i just -- i moved forward from, was the struggle and hustle of it. i just wanted to be putting my energy into something that i felt was constructing something more positive in my life and for my daughter, especially. >> when you watch her as a mother, are you inspired by her? >> yeah. i think what she is doing is amazing. i'm very proud of her. she's really a funny kid. she's fierce. >> they have a silly relationship. marrow and honey. >> honey. >> honey is her grandma name. >> can you believe you're a grandmother? >> she's a honey. >> it's so much fun. i could stay with her forever. i have an overall view, so i can look and see something happens, even if i think it's a mistake, whatever is going on, i go, well, it'll work itself out. >> reporter: eva was quick to her mother's defense recently, when sarandon was criticized for
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her outfit at the screen guild awards. >> you two went out, and i thought you were super beautiful. you got a strange response, in my opinion. >> i know. >> did that surprise you? >> it did surprise me. my eldest son said, nobody would have said something at a younger age. >> can i say, out of all of the tops under the tuxedo, that was the most covered up one. >> we voted on it. >> what's the most important lesson you learned from your mom? >> the importance of being kind to people, being there for people, has been amazing to watch. >> i love that. >> it was so fun talking with this mother-daughter duo. it's interesting to see how mothering changes. eva grew up on movie sets, so she stepped away from acting to create this stable environment
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for her daughter. they're both terrific talents and it was fun to be with them. >> they seem tight. like sisters almost. >> they do. i think she was a single mother, a young mother. she was a little older of a mother, and then eva was the younger mother. it's interesting how we do some of the same things as our parents and step away, as well. >> continue the series. we should mention, tomorrow, country music legend hank williams jr. and his daughter holly following in the family business. >> love that. jenna, thank you. still ahead, our wedding couple is about to find out where they're headed on their honeymoon. as we get ready for thursday's big day. the wedding will happen live right here on the show. i'm . ==too== a jue's disionxpe
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toda.. maalterhe a very good morning to you. it's 8:26 right now. i'm laura garcia-cannon. a judge's decision is expected today that may alter the direction of the upcoming murder trial. dna evidence links the suspect to the disappearance and murder of sierra lamar. defense attorneys are seeking information about 11 other partial dna profiles found on sierra lamar's clothing that do not match torres' dna. if the judge approves their request, it could delay the trial for months. sierra lamar disappeared four years ago. her body was never found. let's check the morning commute with mike and see how we're rolling for a monday. >> we're set up in the north bay where they are rolling slower here. gray skies. north of san rafael, you may get
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rain and probably have already for that matter. no major problems. slowing through san rafael and now the east shore things are calming down. that's great but a crash 580 westbound at around 14th has put gum in the works there. the south bay, though, behaving nicely. back to you. >> which is good. we like when things behave nicely. another local news update in half an hour. hope to see you then. have a great monday morning.
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it's 8:30 now on a monday. the sky has cleared, brilliant blue. temperatures coming up. the snow is gone. we have a huge spring break crowd out on our plaza. we thank them for stopping by. by the way, we're down one here on the plaza. savannah is missing. that's because she is already upstairs with our big fat today wedding couple. the big day is thursday. this morning, they need your help to pick their dream honeymoon destination. >> what happened to the bachelor party. did we pick that? >> not yet. >> tomorrow night. >> all right. i have some ideas. >> coming up, must-make brunch recipe. a sausage and cheese, hashbrown,
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waffle stack that will feed an army. >> with candied bacon. >> somebody yesterday yummy. >> that on the way. >> my stomach is rumbling from the sound of it. >> anticipation. >> in anticipation, not in fear. meanwhile, the "voice" winner jordan smith is here to perform a new song. his debut album is tearing up i-tunes. we get to hear him this morning. >> mr. roker, a check of the weather. >> let's find out what's going on as far as your weather is concerned for the week ahead. we have precipitation in the west coast. sunny skies here in the east. windy in the midsection of the country. by the midweek, we have snow from the rockies to the upper midwest. sunny skies along the east corn. wet weather along the eastern seaboard. snow in the plains. above average, early part of the week out west. below average in the east. then we'll flip the switch. midweek, it's above average in
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the east, below average out west. the latter part of the week, the warmth returns to the west, central rockies and central plains as well. a lot of folks from tuskegee university, golden tigers. 75th anniversary of the tuskegee we've got some spotty showers going on now in the north bay. we still have clouds lingering elsewhere. we'll have the rain off and on. a batch of heavier rain just offshore getting ready to move into the north bay. now we do see the cloudy skies, some drizzle and we're at 54 degrees with a high of 60 today. 64 degrees in south bay and in the east bay today, 62 degrees. low 60s in san francisco. cool and breezy with winds gusting close to 30 miles per hour this afternoon. now let's head upstairs. ♪ something the way you move ♪ something the way you do it
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>> al, thanks. we're three days away from our big fat today wedding. you pick add lot of the details for kaitlin and john but we haven't discussed the honeymoon. take a look. >> reporter: honeymooners rejoice. this year, it's all about you. >> themed honeymoons are the newest trend. >> reporter: a foodie, head to the south of italy or spain. history buffs, istanbul or rome. from big sur to boston, there is a path less taken for everyone. road trips that embrace the spirit of adventure are more popular than ever. >> not everyone wants to lie by the pool for a week for their honeymoon. once in maui, get everyone to hang around for the week. >> reporter: on trend, buddy moons that bring along family and friends, sleeping in houses instead of hotels. and volunteer-based vacations that give back and give to others. >> it is the trip of a lifetime and you deserve for it to be custom made just for you. >> our big fat today wedding partner nia vardalos is with us again, along with our couple, kaitlin and john. hi, everybody.
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>> good to see you. >> the movie opens friday. >> yes. >> everyone wants to know one thing. is this a wedding? who is getting married? >> it's called "my big fat greek wedding 2," so there is a wedding. >> who is getting married? >> i can't tell you. it's a secret. >> come on. actually, i visited the set and it was the biggest secret. nobody would even talk about it. >> don't give it away. you've gotten to know the couple a little bit. give them advice on marriage. >> for your wedding day, take a moment to take it in. three times, close your eyes and take a mental snapshot. because it will go by very quickly. >> good advice. i like that. >> very good. let's get to the honeymoon. we have three places. you have no idea where they are. i'm going to reveal the first one. okay? first honeymoon is -- you can't see it with our banner -- hawaii. this is going to be beautiful. i'll tell you about this option. you'll be whisked off to the island of kawhi for five days.
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it has a romantic lagoon and waterfall. you'll experience a fishing trip like no other, enjoy a feast. the next five days will be on a breathtaking island of maui. the tropical garden paradise, ocean views await you. you'll never be without a mai-tai in hand. you'll see why hawaii is one of the world's most popular honeymoon destinations. it's full of stuff. >> sweaters. >> gets chilly in the mornings. >> matt? >> i see your hawaii, and i raise you thailand. >> whoa. >> listen to this. you'll be flown to the serine island, where private white sand beach and thrilling adventures await. for the next ten days you'll live like royalty in your own ocean front estate, private pools, beaches, boating trips, cave kayaking and a special thai
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kickboxing lesson. that's for you, not him. you are going to stay there and create honeymoon memories of a lifetime. how does that sound? >> that sounds like a lifetime. i love it. >> nia? >> now, if you're looking for a warmer vacation, i'm going to suggest, big surprise, greece. >> yay! >> here's what you will do, is start on two islands. two islands. just saying. you've been arranged for unforgettable experiences, snorkeling, wine tasting at a vineyard, cooking classes and more. when you want to relax, you can soak up the sun in your villa's private pool. get it? get it? private pool. enjoy all of this plus the world-class beaches, restaurants and nightclubs that greece has to offer. >> wow. that's amazing. >> i love your accent when you read it. it's so fun. >> really? >> i can read like this.
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>> island of your dreams. then my cousins will be there. >> now you're stealing the audience. >> three good options, right? >> oh, yes. >> i don't think you can lose with this one. this is the week of your wedding. >> it is. we're excited. >> can you believe it, you're getting married! >> we're excited. parents fly in tomorrow. >> we know you're handing over all the details to our viewers, but we should reveal a couple things. first of all, thing one, we're going to do something we've never tried before. to get you from road to reception in record time. hope you're feeling like you're ready to break out into a sweat. >> something else we can reveal, speaking of the reception, you'll be dancing to a special performance by triple platinum star andy grammar. along the way, you'll have guest appearances from one special big fat greek family, including nia. >> oh!
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>> now we have before us our last vote. we have three amazing luxuries. three amazing options from luxury retreat destinations around the world. did we mention, no matter which one wins, you get a 24/7 concierge to guide you. the wedding will be this thursday. we don't know. you don't know. nobody knows. only the universe knows. of course, don't forget to check out "my big fat greek wedding 2" in theaters on friday. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. up next, we're serving a brunch recipe. you won't believe this. it's perfect if you're having company over and they don't have cholesterol problems. first, this is "today" on nbc. >> that's just the beginning. it's got eggs, bacon.
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give it a pop. >> 8:40, back with brunch week on "today" food. these are must-make recipes that are ideal if you have company headed your way for the easter holiday. brandi malloy is from "eat the trend." nice to see you. >> good morning. >> this is a sausage and egg hashbrown waffle stack. >> yes. we are stacking these waffles. brunch is my favorite meal of the day. this will get you through monday and the entire week. >> you eat this and you'll spend the rest of the day on sunday saying, i can't move. >> sundays are meant for relaxing. let's start with the ingredient grid. eggs, maple syrup, sausage, spices, bacon, brown sugar, hashbrowns and eggs. the first thing is candy bacon. >> where did the bacon come up in the title? it's a secret addition. >> secret weapon. >> you take thick cut bacon. >> we're just going to get it in the brown sugar. what i love about this recipe,
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matt, is it's spicy, it's sweet, and it's savory. we're going to add some cracked black pepper to the top of the bacon. i'll put a couple slices here. putting it on a non-stick cooking tray that's been sprayed with non-stick cooking spray. >> i want to see what these guys look like as they're digging into this thing. >> happy. >> so good. >> we'll get your opinion in a second. >> drizzle with maple syrup. if you want more heat, add cyan pepper. >> crispy. >> flip it halfway through. might not look crispy halfway through, but trust me, let it rest, set it aside and it'll get crispy. >> here's the sausage. >> this is the heart of the dish. this is the hashbrown waffle. it's hashbrowns, breakfast sausage, heavy cream and maple syrup. i'm going to have you add the spices. we have sage, thyme and garlic. mix it all up, get your hands
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dirty, get up in there. this is going to come together and create a potato waffle. i feel like hashbrowns never get enough attention. i love hashbrowns, and this combines all my favorite breakfast ingredients. >> butter that up. >> don't you love that sound? >> you need butter in a dish like this. >> i don't want it to stick. butter adds flavor. for my vegtarianetarians, use s veggies. >> didn't you lose the vegetarians at the candy bacon over here? >> i'm looking out for you guys. press it down. let it cook for 15 minutes. >> now a little more on how it tastes downstairs. >> oh, my gosh. first of all -- >> there is sausage in the waffle. >> there's sausage in the waffle. >> it's beautiful and you could eat it piece by piece. really, all together bite is what you want. >> i'm not that impressed with this. will you marry me, brandi.
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>> i'm already engaged, al. >> shucks. >> aren't these great? >> this is why you stack it. then you add these beautiful, perfectly cooked fried eggs. the candy bacon which, by the way, you can make ahead of time. this is my favorite road trip snack. >> can i have a piece of that? >> help me garnish, too. you have to get work in. you have to work for the bacon. garnish it with a little bit of thyme. i think you can't have brunch without a champagne cocktail. this is a mango sorbet. this is what you should be eating for brunch. >> ground up sausage in here, also. >> is that what the secret is? >> oh, my gosh. so good. >> yum. >> thank you. >> fantastic. >> that is the wildest brunch menu ever made here. congratulations. >> i go for wild. >> to find all this week's reschkere reci recipes, head to and look at the brunch tab. up next, live performance
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from the winner of the "voice" last season, jordan smith. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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>> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. ♪ words won't bring us down 22-year-old kentucky native jordan smith amazed the coaches from the very start on the "voice" and went on to become the season nine winner. along the way, one of his performances even bumped adele's "hello" from the top of the itunes pop chart. now, he's out with his debut album called "something beautiful." good morning. good to see you. >> good morning. >> what has it been like? you're knocking adele off the charts. you have a new record out. you're a kid from kentucky. >> it's been a whirlwind. such a crazy few months since the end of the show. it's been such a great reward too. >> happy with how the album
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turned out? >> i'm proud of it. i put myself into the album and all the songs and worked with amazing people on it. it's everything i wanted it to be. it's a dream come true. >> we love having you here. we'll let you sing, and i'll get out of the way. take it away. ♪ did i tell you i hear what you say ♪ never look back as you're walking away ♪ ♪ carry the music, the memories and keep them inside ♪ ♪ laugh every day ♪ don't stop those tears from falling down ♪ ♪ this is who i am inside ♪ this is who i am, i'm not
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going to hide ♪ ♪ cause the greatest risk we'll ever take is by far ♪ ♪ to stand in the light and be seen as we are ♪ ♪ so stand in the light and be seen as we are ♪ ♪ with courage and kindness hold onto your faith ♪ ♪ you get what you give and it's never too late ♪ ♪ to reach for the branch and climb up, leaving sadness behind you ♪ ♪ fight hard for love ♪ we can never give enough ♪ this is who i am inside ♪ this is who i am, i'm not going to hide ♪
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♪ cause the greatest risk we'll ever take is by far ♪ ♪ to stand in the light and be seen as we are ♪ ♪ so stand in the light and be seen as we are ♪ ♪ riding the storms that come raging towards us, we dive ♪ ♪ holding our breath as we break through the surface ♪ ♪ with arms open wide ♪ with arms open wide ♪ this is who i am inside ♪ this is who i am, i'm not gonna hide ♪ ♪ cause the greatest risk we'll
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ever take is by far ♪ ♪ to stand in the light and be seen as we are ♪ ♪ so stand in the light and be seen as we are ♪ ♪ cause the greatest risk we'll ever take is by far ♪ ♪ to stand in the light and be seen as we are ♪ ♪ so stand in the light and be seen as we are ♪ ♪ so stand in the light and be seen as we are ♪ [ applause ] >> jordan smith, the album is called "something beautiful." he'll be back in a little bit with a performance. there's his biggest fan, carson daly. first, this is "today" on nbc. >> happy for you.
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we're back at 8:53. can we take a moment to introduce you to the newest member of the "today" family? say hi to baby clark. william clark stackhouse, the adorable son of our vice president of pr, megan, and her husband brit. this picture coming out yeterday. isn't this great? >> yes. >> such a perfect face. >> perfect. >> no wrinkles or anything. >> nothing.
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>> congratulations. >> such an adorable boy. clark and megan are watching now. >> and brit. baby, too. >> congratulations. hard to top that, but al, you have milestone birthdays. >> we do. as always, we want to introduce you to amazing folks. here we go. first of all, happy 100th birthday to washington terry, a lifelong cowboy from texas. enjoys taking care of the horses and cows on his farm, even today. ms. bessie grad is from massachusetts, big red sox fan. 100 years old. and she face times with her grandkids. i love it. happy 100th birthday to robert frazer of nashville, tennessee. worked until 82 years old. that'll keep you young. look at this sweet lady. feaster of virginia, 101. still volunteers every week at the local food bank. tobe of kansas.
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ask him any question about his hometown, he's mr. trivia about there. he'll be able to answer it, worked as a local tour guide and historian there most of his life. 75th anniversary to paul and virginia montgomery of lake worth, florida. couple says the secret to a long marriage is having a strong commitment to one another and keeping your eyes open when you kiss. if you know someone turning 100 or celebrating an anniversary of 75 years or more, we'd like to hear about them. log on to, and please make sure you send a photo, as well. >> al, thanks. just a reminder for you, voting is now open for our big fat today wedding honeymoon. choices again, amazing villas in hawaii, thailand or greece. from luxury retreats. go to you have until 5:00 i'm .==too== all es aron ape -
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todaintroc a good monday morning at 8:56. i'm sam brock. all eyes right now on apple which today introduces its latest product lines. insiders don't believe that the company is ready to roll out a new iphone 7 yet. that should happen this fall. more likely than not, analysts expect a newer, smaller and cheaper iphone with many of the bells and whistles as on the iphone 6 and 6 plus. apple is not expected to roll out a new watch but new
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accessories could be in the works. it's also possible ceo tim cook addresses the looming court showdown with the fbi. happening right now, we're staying on top of the apple announcement. scott budman will be at the event. it begins at 10:00 a.m. steph will be there as well. b.a.r.t. riders in the east bay are still in a holding pattern. it's still shut down. get the latest link on our facebook page. and batman versus superman unspooled last fight in new york city. go to our home page under entertainment.
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this morning on "today's take," greg pole poehler gets up in a love triangle in "you, me and her." jordan smith blew up season nine of the "voice." and we'll get you ready for spring. all that and more coming up right now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall, live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today" on a monday morning, march 21st, 2016. i'm al along with tamron and dylan. natalie and willie are off. my morning jam, try everything by shakira.
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>> "try everything." >> it's from zootopia. >> was it good? >> talks about racial stereotyping. >> it was as much for parents as kids. perfect combo in animation. >> watch it on two levels. >> it is so good. given that they had to have this in the pipeline at least three years ago, i will say, one of the villains happens to be a politician using fear to separate people. >> that's the premise of it. you do a great -- al did an impersonation of idris elba, who is one of the characters. >> he plays the police chief, a water buffalo. at one point, he says to jenny hops, the first bunny police officer in zootopia, not like a cartoon. we all go dancing and singing and all of our songs and everything ends up nice in the end. it's not like that. >> did you see the idris elba? you had to take yourself back
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because of all that handsomeness seeping through there. >> i haven't seen it yet, so i'll assume it was spot on. >> i doubt it. but it was great. >> what else is happening? >> twitter's 10th anniversary. this is the actual day. hoda and kathie lee are going to be live tweeting during the take. >> they're doing it now. the first tweet is so nice from hoda. is someone talking? >> the question is, has someone been drinking? kathie lee, what is going on over there? >> this is really great. >> they're going to shut us down. >> let's see what this is. >> can't hear them and they're ten feet away. i've heard of blind drunk, but deaf drunk? >> they're tweeting on their own. there are no assistants doing this. >> no filters. >> jack dorsey sent the first tweet in 2006, just sitting up
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my twitter. most retweeted was ellen degeneres's oscar selfie. >> did he leave the "i" out or -- >> he was afraid of getting to the 140 characters there. >> the most followed celebrity on twitter is katy perry, over 84 million followers. >> 84 million. >> what else do we have? have are the ladies saying now? >> 140 character limit, churning them out. >> read them, they're hot. >> well planned out -- >> they actually get paid for this. #"today's take." >> yes, kathie lee, we are blessed. >> kyle is helping with the it probl problems. >> having trouble with the twitter app? >> no, why? >> you said -- because tamron
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had problems with hers. mine was locking up. >> i thought it was because of the tenth anniversary. >> we don't care about your problems. please, people. >> we're going out of our way to be nice to these two, and they're resistant to it. >> last night, i took the kids, we went to the premiere of "batman versus superman: dawn of justice" at radio city. spectacular. it's worth it. >> out of five. >> it's a six. by the way, all the ben affleck haters out there are going to be shut down. >> because you say, without giving anything away -- >> he is a terrific batman but also an excellent bruce wayne. people forget about that part of the character. >> quickly catch us up on the storyline, without spoiling anything. >> it starts 18 months ago, at the end of batman -- the superman movie, when metropolis is destroyed by the fight with
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zogg and superman. batman lost friends and vowed to take superman down. he feels this alien has all this power. >> diane lane, years later, i watched -- >> goes on to play martha kent. >> do you need to see "hollywood land" before this? >> nothing to do with this. >> it was about george reeves. >> movie that was on tv the other day. >> al is a man-boy, and we love that. i'm a fan boy. i love this. >> we like our man-boys. >> that's your lane. by the way, they also set up -- because it's called "dawn of justice" -- they're setting up the justice league of america, d.c. before the avengers were "justice league of america."
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>> we're sending out words. >> basically, tweeting a lot about march madness. >> you ladies can tweet march madness because it's taken over our hearts. if you watched twitter traffic over the weekend, you were definitely in the game. first up, highlights, wisconsin and xavier. tied at 63. >> you just said i'm supposed to be a man. i'm wearing pjs under my pants. actually, i am. i have batman pajamas on. superman tops. >> if you were risking it all, you'd show us. >> no, i'm not. you don't want to see where the bat signal is. >> oh. >> gosh. >> what'd he say, now i'm interested. >> ladies, if you tweet that, you must put quotes around it, to make sure the audience knows it was al roker. >> i'll let you do it. >> well-made plans. back to sports though.
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wisconsin and xavier tied at 63. wisconsin with one shot left. here's your moment. >> for the sweet 16. rises up, and it's good! it's good! wisconsin has won it! >> wisconsin won, 66-63. they go on to the sweet 16. when something like that happens, even if it's not your team and you're watching, your reaction is great. another one, notre dame versus steven f. austin. scores the winning basket with 1.5 seconds left. notre dame tries one last shot, and it does not come up. here we go. steven f. austin was the cinderella team and people thought they'd be able to bring this out. i watch either espn or nothing because i haven't done a great job at this. i'm reading the sports hoda and kathie lee style, like this is
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the first time i'm seeing it. northern iowa versus texas, tied at 72. here's the moment. >> okay. >> time-out in this situation. jefferson, half court. >> yesterday, northern iowa lost to texas a&m. double overtime. there's your march madness moment, hoda and kathie lee style, as if i've never seen it before. >> oregon is still in it. i have them going all the way. >> mighty ducks. >> there's a sweet. >> how about some wine. >> did you guys, if you weren't watching basketball or if you ask my husband, he had the tv on basketball and the computer on the eagle cam. have you seen the d.c. eagle cam? i have been obsessed with it. if anyone watched "weekend today," it was like, dylan, enough with the eagle cam. >> this is live right now. >> live camera. she's sitting on two baby eaglets right now. the first was born on friday, and the second hatched yesterday morning. i missed the hatching, but look
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at them. >> the eagle has landed. >> now it's like watching a soap oprah. the first eaglet is a day and a half older than the second eaglet. now you want to see if, you know, there's going to be some sibling rivalry, maybe. are they both getting the same amount of fish? the dad flies in live fish every couple hours. the mom gets up and feeds it. >> great for everybody but the fish. >> right. didn't work out for the fish. >> fish aren't doing good in this drama. >> circle of life. >> okay, simba. >> you have to feed your kids, man. >> thank you, nala. >> do they have names? >> not yet. d.c. eagle name or #eagle name. i forget. >> the adults are mr. and mrs. president. >> the first lady and mr. president. sasha maybe. cherry and blossom. >> barbara and jenna. >> okay, we'll see. >> throwback there. >> we have a tweet coming in. i can tell that @tamron hall
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could care less. she's just phoning it in, as usual. >> brutal. >> this is like being at a bad comedy club. what's wrong with y'all? >> we're observing. it's like we're just viewers. >> this is great. >> you're heckling us. >> people used to think on your show that you let it all hang out. no, you're nice on your show. >> we're pretending like we're watching tv, which we are. >> have you ever watched the muppets, the two angry guys? >> that's us. >> we are. >> please, continue. go back and bore us. good-bye. >> thanks. i do like your dress, tamron. >> it's in honor of batman and superman. >> actually, i don't. >> no capes. >> that was cruel. >> it was from mr. incredible. anyway, the storm is out,
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moving away. boston, you'll be done with this by noon. there could be a few travel troubles but no big problems. only snow left over. we're talking eastern maine, we'll see heavier snow. that's what's going on around we're tracking some scattered showers for the north bay. we will continue to have the rain off and on not only this morning but in to the afternoon. most of the rain has been light but just keep the umbrella handy just in case. we will see some peeks of sunshine in the peninsula and east bay, as well as the south bay for the next couple of hours, then rain moving in later this afternoon. highs reaching 60 degrees in the north bay, while we're at 64 in the south bay. east bay 62 degrees with some light rain and times of rain also for the peninsula. >> what's the matter? >> i got a tweet. thank you to one of our viewers. i said xavier, and it's xavier. i said before the show, guys, it's xavier. i'm sorry. >> one of the viewers said
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they're watching "today's take" in batman pajamas. all right. >> hoda and kathie lee, you're burning up my twitter feed. >> you're welcome. dylan, it's time to confess about the dress. where did you get it? >> rainbow threw up on me. up next, we're kicking offspring with everything to get you ready for the next few months, including floral patterns, ♪ ♪ you can help prevent blindness in undernourished children all over the world. when you get your vitamins at walgreens,
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fruit. nuts. silky smooth dark chocolate. revel in the pleasure of new dove® fruit and nut. the weather is just about done, but make no doubt about it. spring is here. we're going to start off with our tech expert. how are you doing. >> i'm doing good. i know we have limited time. i'm going to get through some awesome new spring gadgets. >> what is this? >> this is a wi-fi smart doorbell. anytime somebody approaches your door, it can send an alert to your smartphone. works on android. works on ios. >> this looks like a convection oven or a microwave. >> this is a smart oven. what you do is you order -- you're able to order any
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different entrees made by custom chefs on the app every week. they'll send you all the ones you've chosen. you scan the top of the lid right on the oven, put the dish inside there, and it will cook it to the perfect temperature. >> that's amazing. we're getting to that period of time where fresh berries are out there. >> this is for you. this is the berry buddy from uncommon goods. $46. handmade in pennsylvania. it actually just drains the water right out of the stone dish. >> i love that. >> amazing. >> coming up next -- >> coming up next, this is a selfie case, four-in-one. it folds together and remote control. >> finally, the promise of "clueless" has arrived. >> this is one of the top apps right now in the apple store. it allows you to organize your entire closet, categorize its
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from day-to-day. >> thanks so much. >> it's time for spring entertainment now. deputy editor at "entertainment weekly." a lot of movies are coming out. al has been talking about "batman versus superman." >> we'll see ben affleck in the bat suit which everybody has been dying to see. of course, henry cavill is superman. if batman and superman got in a fight, who would win? >> hopefully, we'll find that out. >> i think so. >> for families, "jungle book" has a reboot. >> it's getting a makeover. it's not going to be the anim e animated movie, but live action cgi. a newcomer is playi inin ining . it should be charming and fun. bill murray and scarlett
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johansson. >> in over a month, we have "captain america" coming out. >> he's the most beloved of the avengers. the last movie they did around him, it was massive, and this is a continuation. >> the lumineers are coming out with their first album in four years. >> it feels like the last came out yesterday, right? i was humming it this morning. they're finally back with a new album called "cleopatra." it has the folk rock sound, and they'll have a tour to support it. >> we're excited. thank you. let's get the low down on spring health from dr. natalie azar. good to see you. let's launch into warmer weather and a lot of people concerned about zika in the usa. this is an evolving story, which we want to point out, and you've said. >> yeah, look, nobody knows for certain all things regarding
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>> cloudy day. >> yes. >> really? >> sun will cause the windows to streak. it'll dry. exactly right. you guys are good. three, what can you put on shower doors to prevent buildup? >> b, white vinegar. >> car wax. i don't know. >> lemon oil. >> yes. lemon oil. it will cause it -- tamron isn't far off. you can use rain ex, a car product. >> do i get half a point? >> what percentage of dirt enters your home through the front door? >> 75%. >> 85% is correct. all of the dirt comes through. take shoes off, backpacks off, everything. >> that's all the time we have. thank you so much. coming up, greg poehler after your local news and weather.
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a good monday morning at 9:26, i'm sam brock. a judge's decision expected today might alter the direction of the upcoming sierra lamar murder trial. prosecutors say dna evidence linked the suspect to the disappearance of murder but defense attorneys are seeking information about 11 other partial dna profiles also found on sierra lamar's pants that do not match torres' dna. if the judge were to approve that request it could delay the trial for months. right now it is supposed to begin next month. sierra lamar disappeared four years ago and her body has not been found. right now all eyes are on apple which today introduces its latest products. insiders don't believe the company is ready yet to roll out a new iphone 7.
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that's expected to happen this fall. more likely analysts expect a new, smaller and cheaper iphone with many of the bells and whistles on the iphone 6s and 6s plus. apple is not expected to roll out a new watch but new accessories could be in the works along with an updated ipad. it is also possible ceo tim cook addresses the looming courtroom showdown with the fbi over encryption. that case is expected to land in court tomorrow. we are expecting rain on and off throughout the day. we'll check the weather right after this.
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good monday morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we have cloudy skies in some spots. the sun is peeking through. here is a look at the outer sunset. we are still watching showers in the north bay. more rain about to roll onshore. we'll see temperatures in the 50s rising to the low to mid 60s this afternoon. mission district today at 60 degrees.
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60 in santa rosa this afternoon. let's get a check on traffic with mike. >> we thought things were getting better on the san mateo bridge but in the last 20 minutes a crash appeared on the report, foster city side. just in the last two minutes things have started to move better. 92 not so bad on the sensors but it is there. 84 is improving, that's the dumbarton bridge. north of there, no drama, crash is clear from 580 through downtown oakland. thank you so much, mike. that's it for us right now but we'll be back in a half-an-hour with another update. see you then.
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history today in havana with president obama meeting cuban president raul castro. this is the first time a sitting u.s. president has visited cuba in almost 90 years. president obama is working toward a new relationship between the former cold war enemies. on the agenda today, lifting the u.s. trade embargo and cuba's homeland security record. tuesday, president obama will deliver an address to the cuban people. general mills says it's going to start labeling products that contain genetically modified ingredients. that information is required under a new vermont law that takes effect in july. but the company says it would be impractical and expensive to have new labels for just one state, so they'll do it nationwide. you should start seeing the changes over the next few weeks. and all eyes on apple today,
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as the tech giant holds its annual spring product event. apple is expected to unveil a new version of its smallest iphone, the 5s with a faster chip, better camera, and the ability to use apple pay. it may also show off an updated ipad and new bands for the apple watch. amazon is warning kindle users if your tablet is gathering dust, it's time for an update. owners who haven't updated their kindle will lose their internet connection tomorrow, meaning you won't be able to go online and download books anymore. if you use your kindle on a regular basis or have one from after 2012, you're okay, as those devices update automatically via wi-fi. and disney's "zootopia" still running wild at the box office. al recommends this film. it took in another $38 million this weekend. "allegiant" opened in second place. and "miracles from heaven" was third. now let's get a check from al, speaking of, with the weather. >> thanks so much, tamron.
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looking at the week ahead, snow ends here in the northeast. beautiful weather in between, some windy conditions out west. we're looking at some rain. it will continue in the pacific northwest. some wintry weather from the u.p. of michigan all the way back through the rockies. some rain in northern new england. and the latter part of the week, it's going to be a wet mess with severe weather along the eastern seaboard. look for snowy conditions through the plains. plenty of sunshine throu we have some sun breaking out in spots but we've had some rain in parts of the north bay this morning. we are still going to see those scattered showers. we're in the mid to upper 50s now. we won't see much of a rise in those temperatures. only up to 63 degrees today in the peninsula and 61 in san francisco. rain could fall at any point today so make sure you have the umbrella somewhere close by. in the north bay we've seen the showers a little bit more often. it will be 60 degrees today. winds at times picking up to 30 miles per hour. >> that is your latest weather.
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come on in, tamron. >> good to see you again. thanks for coming by again. sorry. we have a second floor studio. >> you might recognize greg poehler as the man who followed his wife across the world to "welcome to sweden." >> now in "you, me and her," he tries to fix marital problems by seeing an escort. >> show me what you've got. >> um, okay. >> i mean, come on. >> okay, okay. >> that's my move. >> good morning, greg. >> how are you? >> tell us about jack a little bit. >> jack, yeah, he's in a rut. he's in a marriage that is to loving marriage but going through a little bit of a lull. he decides to hire an escort. >> this goes okay? >> it goes okay, and then kind
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of unlocks a secret door to his wife's past that she has a lesbian past he didn't know about. she also gets involved with the escort. then it turns into an actual three-person relationship. >> wow. this is literally a family show. >> yeah. the trend is getting a lot of attention. did you know that? i did not. >> i didn't know going in. now that i'm in a show like that, everybody is coming up to me that's in one. >> they tell you? >> all the time. it is a thing. >> what do they say they like about it? >> i think that's obvious. >> it can't just be that. >> i think it's an interesting dynamic. the show is really a romantic comedy that involves three people. i think it starts from the premise of, if you do have three consenting adults who want to be in a relationship, why can't that happen, really. that's really what the show is about. can it work? there is a three-person dynamic,
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always a little odd. literally, odd. >> literally. pretty obvious. >> there's one person left out at all times. >> so in this show, there's a lot of intimate scenes. were you -- did you know that going in? >> yeah, i had to sign a nudity contract. >> what were you thinking when you signed? >> i wasn't thinking much. i just put my name on it. apparently, the women on the show itemized and said what they weren't going to do. >> you just said yes? >> i didn't know that was an option. i could be naked in every scene. it's a lot of male nudity. no, actually, there's no nudity at all. but i did have to sign a nudity writer. i knew -- >> there was the possibility. does that make you go to the gym and get ready? >> in my case, no. i think other people might have done that, yes. i was going for the realistic, dad bod.
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>> so you're the lead of the show. >> you can say that. >> dad bod is in now, i'm hearing. >> that's what he's banking on. >> only thing worse than shooting nude scenes is shooting them and having them get cut. >> yeah. >> you see the final result and people are like, you know what? nobody needs to see that. we can't even cgi this. nothing -- >> nothing about this works. >> the audience doesn't need to see this, yeah. >> i just saw your face on a billboard in times square. you're kind of all over the place now. are you used to this? do you like this? >> it's easy to get used to a giant version of your face in times square. >> as long as that's all it is. >> oh, boy. >> anyway, good luck with the show. "you, me and her" premieres tomorrow. >> feel like we know the show well. >> tomorrow on at&t's audience network, available on directv and uverse. ahead, planning an easter brunch? >> that's a transition. >> bring it back to the family
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♪ this morning on today's food, we have brunch dishes. we have the executive chef and owner of spoon and stable in minneapolis. might have seen him in the "new york times" recently. he'll show us a shrimp dish, similar to what he'll be making at the festival next week. >> we're supposed to get three inches of snow in minneapolis by wednesday. to get to california will be good. >> pebble beach will be all right. >> yeah. >> so what do we need to make
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this? >> we'll do something like this at pebble beach food and wine. we'll make it easier here. kimchi is flavorful. >> you can buy it anywhere. >> this is store bought, that's the beauty of it. i'll put kimchi in the bag. little lemon juice and lemon vest. add that there. a little bit of salt and pepper. put some olive oil, pepper in there. do your thing. >> okay. >> let it marinade. >> how long? >> i would do it about an hour. the kimchi is the start there. we can start to grill that slowly. it's about a minute on each side. you want to start to get it pink. minute, minute and a half, maximum. >> do you grill the kimchi, too? >> i would. >> cool. >> put it on there, absolutely. we'll make a vinegar aigrette h. this is the dressing, yogurt, olive oil, lime juice, lemon
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juice. cyan pepper. again, this is something you can make the night before and let it sit. >> probably better that way. >> it would be, actually. you can change it up. there are so many different spices that you can use for this. this is not -- the kimchi itself is not spicy and the cyan is definitely not spicy. it won't do too much to you. then we have a lemon vinaigrette here. because we have the lemon leftover, it's simple. lemon juice and olive oil. mix it around like that. minute on each side for the shrimp. you want to get a good grill on it. one of the things we're doing in pebble beach with mentor, the organization, doing two major dinners out there to help celebrate the foundation, which will be a lot of fun, too. >> plate this up? >> bib lettuce, little bit of the yogurt, put it as the base. >> nice. >> some of the grilled shrimp. >> shrimp is delicious. >> oh, my gosh, so good. >> probably roll it all up into
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one big lettuce taco. >> that's the beauty of having the bib lettuce. you want to be able to roll it up. >> not only is he a terrific chef but also a great teacher and mentor. personal note, he mentored my daughter. first full-time job. >> loved having her. >> you were terrific. >> thank you. >> she was heartbroken when you left. but for good reason. to start spoon and stable. >> right. appreciate that. >> good to see you. >> go to and click on the brunch tab for the recipe. up next, he won over the judges and audience with his powerful vocals on the "voice." now jordan smith is out with his first solo album. we'll catch up with the rising star after these messa to the couple who set aside the whole day to sell their old car and buy a new one...
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now, we get to hear him again with the release of his debut solo album, "something beautiful." we'll catch up with jordan in a minute. first, a look back at his fantastic rise to stardom. > >> reporter: kentucky native jordan smith shocked judges with his performance of "chandelier" during the blind auditions on this past season of the "voice." >> i think you're the most important person that's been on the show. >> reporter: after joining team adam, he was the first artist of the season to hit number one on the itunes pop charts with his rendition of "great is thy faithf faithfulness," dethroning adele's "hello" not once, not twice but three times with his performance of "somebody to love" and "mary did you know." ♪ did you know >> reporter: jordan became the first artist to simultaneous held the top two spots on
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billboard's hot christian song lists. jordan took home the title on the season finale, performing alongside usher. >> jordan smith! >> reporter: now debuting his solo album "something beautiful," jordan smith is ready to take the world by storm. >> jordan is here with us. good morning. when i heard you sing "mary did you know," i fell in love with you. it was absolutely magical. a kid from kentucky taking over the world. what has been the biggest change if your life? >> yeah, it's just all been such a whirlwind. with the show and since the show, it's been incredible. i think the amazing people i've gotten to work with have been such an honor -- it's been an honor and surprise for me. i consistently am running into amazing people and meeting new people every day by getting to work with an awesome team. it's been a wonderful thing. >> talk about perseverance.
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coming out for you. i mean, you got rejected the first time on the "voice." you come back a second time and look at you now. >> yeah. >> did you think it would happen the second time? >> it's honestly so crazy to look back and see the progression of the journey for me. i never imagined, after i was rejected the first time, i would go back and be on the show, let alone win it, and be at this point. i just released my first album as winner of the "voice." it's incredible and super surreal. i pinch myself every day. >> tell us about the release of the new album "something beautiful." what has that been like, when you're in stores or itunes. >> yeah. >> this is yours. >> that's one of the craziest parts of the experience. to see the physical copy of the album. i got to be in my hometown for the release. i met people at walmart, hung out with family and friends and my people in kentucky. it was crazy to see so many of those people with my album, something i worked so hard on in
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their hands. it's incredible. >> on a personal life front, i hear you were a contestant for our wedding, because you're engaged? >> on january 1st. right after the show was over. >> lucky lady. >> kristin. and she's back home in kentucky. she's a speech therapist. i went to boston and sang at the nhl winter classic in january, and we got engaged in boston that weekend. >> if you want the wedding friday, we're already having one here. you can wrap it up. >> yeah, yeah, we'll get it done. >> how is she taking in all your newfound fame? >> she's been so great. it was wonderful that i had her through this journey. we've experienced all of this together. she's been such a grounding, you know, component of all this for me. she's kept me grounded and been a foundation for me. we're excited. we're so excited. >> how do you pick a wedding singer when you sound like you sound? >> i'm not sure if i'll sing at
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the wedding. >> you want to enjoy it. >> yeah. >> you're sticking around. do not miss his live performance of "over the rainbow" with kathie lee and hoda in theady f. it'll be amazing. we are back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. ♪ beautiful, beautiful
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the twitter battle took a nasty turn. >> uh-huh. >> no, it did not. >> it was all in fun. >> let's not yell at the weirdos in the bleachers. it was all in fun. >> what bleachers? >> the hecklers. >> what do you have coming up? >> we have nia vardalos. we love her. the beam family, the family that lived that "miracles from heaven" experience. and the first of my trip to israel. >> this is going to be big. it's going to be epic. oc: nowith ke trt:0
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we will have some times of rain today and mostly cloudy skies in between. temperatures will be on the cool side today, only reaching into the low 60s. in san francisco, expect a high of 61 degrees and some light rain. in the east bay, 62 degrees. 64 in the south bay.
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the north bay will get a little bit more in the way of some heavier showers with some highs reaching 60 degrees and winds gusting from the west up to 25 to 30 miles an hour. that's a quick look at weather. let's see what's happening on the roads now with mike. speeds might be a little better than that. not at the toll plaza. bay bridge, these lanes, moving f fastrack. hayward slow off the toll plaza in the flat section. peninsula side much better there. dumbarton easing up. south bay no major problems. thanks, mike. happening now, apple rolls out its newest products in just moments. it is believed a new iphone and ipad are coming. our business an tech reporter is there. look for updates on our facebook page. we are also following president obama's historic visit to cuba. he's attending several events we are streaming live. find that throughout the day on our home page.
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another big victory. a link to that story from the supreme court on our home page.
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