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>> a live look of oakland. you see that light in the distance. that's where the warehouse is located. we'll have updates throughout the course of this morning. good morning. breaking news. and did city officials turn a blind eye? criminal investigators are on the scene. >> pizza shop scare. a man with a rifle storms into a crowded d.c. restaurant and opens fire, no one was injured. the suspect in custody. why fake news tied to the election may have been behind
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his actions. search party, president-elect trump's list of candidates for secretary of state grows, with yet another name emerging. as trump launches a new round of angry tweets on everything from china to "snl." what happened to this vow made about his use of twitter just days after the election? >> i'm going to do very restrained if i use it at all, i'm going to be very restrained. who will it be for the tenth year today is revealing "time's" pick for person of the year and we're kicking it all off with a short list, some of the names on it could surprise you. today monday, december 5th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. good morning everyone. welcome to "today" on a monday morning. 7:00 out on the west coast.
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i'm not sure if vegas has odds on time's person of the year. smart money in one direction. >> i wonder if the vegas is putting odds on when savannah is having her baby. >> we're happy to have tamron hall. a lot to get to beginning with that warehouse fire in oakland. officials held a news conference, announced the death toll has risen to at least 36 people. they revealed work at the site has been halted. miguel almaguer is there, what can you tell us? >> reporter: good morning. the grim search for victims has temporarily stopped, firefighters say the building, the warehouse, is just too dangerous for the crews to enter, we're told they will shore it up and re-enter the facility later on today. as you mentioned, the new death toll now stands at 36. crews say it will climb. overnight the heartbreaking recove recovery, the number of those
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se espera que la cifra de who perished expected to rise. firefighters searching through ash and debris 10 feet deep, many bodies unidentified. and several people listed as missing like 22-year-old alex vega, his family like others, may need to provide a dna sample for a positive i.d. >> i don't each want to say was but you know what i mean. he is in the prime of his life. >> reporter: with flames exploding through the warehouse over the weekend, the remains no official cause for the deadliest cause in oakland's history. those who lived here and survived, believe the fire was electrical. >> a lot of people are hurting right now. only thing i can think of is you know, people that are lost, their loved ones. >> reporter: with a maze of wood furniture and make shift palate staircase renters known as the ghost ship say the property had two access points. a main door and an emergency exit. witnesses say the fire started
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on the first floor, nearly 100 people were upstairs where a deejay played music and most of the bodies were recovered. >> i woke up and my room was filled with smoke. like a fog of smoke. and i looked over and could see an orange glow coming through the window. >> reporter: never permitted for residential living or parties, public records show neighbors complained, a city inspector arriving last month to look into illegal housing, but up able to go inside. >> our district attorney, nancy o'malley, did activate a criminal investigation, that team is on the site. >> reporter: the building owner tells nbc news they never knew any one was living inside. sunday night the man leasing the building was photographed checking into an oakland hotel in these photos from the daily mail. this morning he tells us this tragic event consumes my every
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moment, my heart is broken. now, so are many others. a horrific tragedy with a death toll still mounting. those who live inside the warehouse say it was common knowledge in this neighborhood and with city officials that many people lived inside of that building. renters tell us they paid from a few hundred up to $1,000 to live there. and they say many people in this area knew they were there around the clock. matt. >> miguel, thank you. some of the images out of there are devastating. work as we mentioned halted overnight when it begins a little later this afternoon or this morning, much of it will happen by hand using buckets and things like that. we spoke with the oakland fire chief. we began asking her to estimate what percentage of that building has been checked by officials so far, and cleared? >> at 52 hours in we think that
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we have cleared approximately 70% of the building. >> would you say based on the areas yet to be searched your fear is the death toll will go higher? >> at this point we still have families at the victims center and their family members unaccounted for so we unfortunately believe that the fire fatality will go higher. >> what can you tell us about the process of providing more information to these families? i know that you asked for dna, the possible dental records. >> right. so, the coroner wants -- once we locate along with the sheriff's office in the building, there's a multi-prong approach to verify their identification including just as you said, the dna and fingerprinting, because a lot of these young members of our community had i.d. on them, but were not able to use that as the justification and assume what we
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find is reality. >> chief, a lot of people of course are mystified how this fire spread so quickly, the proximity of the fire department, the fact that you were on the scene within three minutes. how do you explain how it spread so rapidly? >> the incredible fire load in the building. again we don't know exactly how the fire started, we're still at the area of origin, we haven't been able to get to that point to do a thorough investigation. but as all the members have been reporting already, the large warehouse building was completely filled with combustibles. and once those got started it was very, very, rapid fire spread that made for a tremendously scary situation for firefighters entering and people trying to get out. >> and chief, quickly, i know this weren't supposed to be residential uses for that building, yet some of the people who lived there said it was somewhat of a well known secret.
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was it known to your department and were there fears that something like this might happen in that building? >> i will let other members of the city speak to that. i do know that the fire station that's a block away knows the building, whether or not they were ever able to determine that it was residential use on top of the original permitted use, and occupancy use of warehouse, is unknown to me. >> oakland fire chief, i know you have a busy day. i thank you very much for your time. >> you're welcome. to an incident in washington, d.c., a man armed with an assault rifle opening fire inside a popular pizzeria. it's why he chose that restaurant that has become the . hallie jackson has more on that. good morning. >> reporter: hi there, tamron. police say the suspect, a 28-year-old from north carolina, tells them he came to this
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restaurant to investigate so called pizzagate. a fake conspiracy theory that made the rounds during the presidential campaign, fake news, now with real consequences. armed with an assault rifle police say edgar madison welch sent customers and employees scrambling sunday when he walked into the restaurant and fired at least one shot into the floor. >> people ran in, said he had a weapon. >> the police department arrived, set up a perimeter. >> reporter: this image taken by a witness shows welch surrounded by police with hands behind his head. >> his demeanor was bizarre. coming to a place to eat you ask for a host or grab a seat. didn't make eye contact, didn't talk. >> reporter: the 28-year-old taken into custody. police saying he told them he came to the establishment to self-investigate pizza gate, a
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fake onhein conspiracy theory suggesting the local pizzeria at the center of a child sex slave ring organized by hillary clinton and her former campaign manager. in an effort to crack down on fake news redit banned on its site. >> people are brave behind their key board, writing hateful messages but you don't think that someone's going to do something about it. >> reporter: since the fake story went viral, the owner of the d.c. pizzeria says he received hundreds of death threats. >> promoting false and reckless conspiracy theories come with consequences, and i hope that those that are involved with fanning these flames will take a moment to contemplate what happened here today and to stop right away. >> reporter: police say at this point they don't believe anybody else other than welch was involved. tamron. >> thank you very much. president-elect donald trump
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is taking a fresh swipe at china on the heels of his phone call with the president of taiwan. this as mr. trump expands his field of candidates for secretary of state, amid a new cabinet pick this morning. a lot going on with the transition. kristen welker at trump tower. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. a little breaking news today, president-elect donald trump has tapped dr. ben carson to serve as his hud secretary tweeting out i'm thrilled to nominate dr. ben carson as our next secretary of housing and urban development as deliberations continue into the biggest position, secretary of state. president-elect donald trump widening his search for secretary of state, transition officials say he is eyeing jon huntsman, the one time utah governor was critical of mr. trump in the campaign at one point calling for mike pence to replace him after that 2005
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"access hollywood" tape surfaced. huntsman joins a number of potential candidates, including rex tillerson, former mayor rudy giuliani, general david petraeus and mitt romney. >> who knows how many finalists it will be. nobody should rush. >> reporter: huntsman's expertise in china could be an asset. china has not recognized taiwan since the civil war in 1949. huntsman downplayed the flap. >> having lived in taiwan twice and china once there is too much hyper ventilating about this. >> reporter: mr. trump did little to quell the controversy tweeting on sunday, did china ask us if it was okay to devalue their currency. on "meet the press" vice president elect mike pence said the call with taiwan does not signal a shift in policy. >> i would say to kour counsour parts in china this was a moment
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of courtesy. >> reporter: edavid petraeus wa pressed whether he is qualified for the role. >> five year ago i made a serious mistake, i acknowledged it, apologized for it i paid a heavy price for it. and i've learned from it. >> reporter: pence called petraeus a hero. >> a man of enormous talent. he made mistakes and he paid the consequences of those. >> reporter: notorious nsa leaker edward snowden. >> he never spent a single day in jail. general petraeus, who shared information that was far more highly classified than i ever did with journalists. >> reporter: over the weekend a flare up over this opening skit. >> kelly ann i retweeted the best tweet, i mean what a great smart tweet. >> reporter: trump firing back on twitter, just tried watching "saturday night live." unwatchable. not funny and the baldwin
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impersonation just can't get worse. sad. >> reporter: as for that controversy with taiwan, "the washington post" reporting this morning that mr. trump and his advisers were mulling a call with taiwan for several months, meanwhile, a top chinese commentator responding to the series of tweets by donald trump, writing, trump still thinks that america is number one in the world but that's not the chinese perspective. we do not need to ask permission for every decision we make. expect more fallout throughout the day. >> chrkristin, thanks. >> in the murder trial of a former police officer who shot and killed an unarmed man in south carolina. the jury getting back to work after telling the judge they have been unable to reach a unanimous decision. gabe gutierrez is in the courthouse, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the jury asked the judge to go home for the weekend after a dramatic day in court on friday. extremely rare development we're
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seeing some of the interworkers of the jury before the trial is over. a lone juror sending a note to the judge saying that he could not in good conscience convict michael slager. this morning the family of walter scott is hoping that a hold-out juror might change his mind. >> we do believe within our heart that we will see justice for my brother. >> while former north charleston police officer michael slager charged with murder in scott's death also waits. >> we'll just wait till monday, see what happens. >> reporter: jurors going home for the weekend after a dramatic day in court, the panel of 11 white people and one black man said it was hopelessly deadlocked a it considered murder, manslaughter or acquittal. a single juror sending this note to the judge. >> i still cannot without a reasonable doubt convict the defendant. at the same time my heart does not want to have to tell the
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scott family that the man that killed their son, brother, and father is innocent. but with the choices i cannot and will not change my mind. >> reporter: in a follow-up the foreperson seemed frustrated. >> that juror needs to leave. he is having issues. >> the deadlock nearly led to a mistrial. the judge told the jury to keep trying. >> it's not over. we kept hearing it's over. it's not over. >> reporter: during the month-long trial slager told the jury he was in total fear for his life and shot scott in self defense, after scott ran from his car and grabbed the officer's stun gun during a struggle. >> i fired until the threat was stopped. >> reporter: previous jury questions seemed to indicate that the jury was heavily considering a manslaughter conviction, not murder. it's not clear how long the jury will continue to deliberate this morning if they are still deadlocked the judge could
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declare a mistrial. >> gabe, thank you. we have an update on a story we're following for months, a huge victory on sunday for protesters in north dakota. the army corps of engineers will look for an alternate route for a pipe line project. cheers broke out as that word spread through the camp. for months members of the sioux tribe trying to block construction of that pipe line. they say it could damage the water supply on their reservation. but the victory could be short lived. president-elect trump said he supports that project and some experts believe he could reverse the decision. al's here with a check of the weather. interesting mix of things going on. good morning. >> doing great. not so great for our friends down south. let's show you first, though, we've also got snow to talk about. this is greenville, michigan and you can see parts of the great
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lakes picking up from 4 inches to a foot of snow. that is coming to an end. we've got more wet weather. and look at this, the risk of strong storms, 5 million under a risk of strong storms through the gulf coast, that precipitation pushing up and through as low pressure develops. look for the system to move into the southeast. heavy rain, we could look at severe storms, atlanta into raleigh and into tomorrow. this precipitation moves into the northeast with some snow back behind it. but look at the rainfall amounts as you get down south. some may pick up to five inches or more from louisiana on into the panhandle of florida. we're going to get to your local forecast coming up in the next 30 seconds. ♪ la vie est belle la vie est belle, the eau de parfum. lancôme.
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available at macy's, your fragrance destination. good monday morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. we have a lot of clouds overhead as we get a live look at san jose. we have dry weather and milder temperatures. it's 51 in oakland. 52 in san jose and 53 in san francisco. much cooler in santa rosa. 39 with patchy dense fog. we are able to get clearing, peeks of sunshine today. san francisco a high of 60. and that's your latest weather. guys. >> al, thank you very much. coming up, more on the investigation and search for more victims in the tragic warehouse fire in california. we'll talk to two people who live there and survived the fire. then, emotional tributes to the former nfl player killed in an apparent road rage incident. as we learn more about another
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with 50 percent off the gifts of the week, just around the corner. walgreens. at the corner of happy and healthy. our breaking news: a very good monday morning to you. 7:26. i'm laura garcia-cannon. breaking news continues. recovery efforts on hold at scene of friday's deadly warehouse fire. pete is at the scene and joins us with the latest. >> good morning. the latest information we are getting is that 36 victims inside of this warehouse fire. 11 have been identified and they searched through about 70% of this warehouse. the big news is there is a work stoppage since about 12:00 a.m. officials saying there is an unstable piece of structure in that building. it poses a concern as far as safety goes. engineers on the ground here in about a half hour to decide on
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the game plan moving forward. they are hoping to resume work by midday. >> we'll continue to follow that. >> let's check your forecast with kari. >> here is a live look in oakland. cloudy skies. we've seen the low clouds and patchy fog. highs today will reach 59. right now it's 51. 52 in palo alto. much cooler in the north bay where we have patchy dense fog. the next several days we get ready for cooler temperatures. highs reaching 60. also showers starting late on wednesday. that continues into the weekend. to mike with a view of the roadways. >> the pattern typical. volume lighter today than your typical monday. this is the december case here. we have slowing for the upper east shore freeway. crash may involve a couple of lanes. that should clear. another crash on the shoulder at wilder.
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680 clearing as the disabled truck clears. another update in a half hour.
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going to love that view. back at 7:30 on a monday morning. 5th of december, 2016. that tree provides the perfect backdrop for a great crowd on the plaza. we'll get out there in the rain and say hi to them in a little while. meanwhile, instid i'm matt lauer along with tamron hall here for savannah as she begins maternity leave. >> a check of the headlines, emergency landing caught on camera at the airport in san antonio. look at this united express flight touch down when suddenly the nose gear collapses and sparks fly. the 55 people on board were
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safely evacuated with no serious injuries. >> a georgia man found guilty of leaving his son to die in a sweltering suv will be sentenced today. justice ross harris was found guilty on eight counts last month. he is facing a maximum sentence of life in prison without parole. and this morning the number of people killed in that fire during a party at a warehouse in oakland has climbed to at least 36 people. the fire chief says she expects that number will rise even higher because crews are still combing through debris. so far only about able to search 70% of the building. and overnight the efforts had to be completely stopped because of unsafe conditions at the site. earlier this morning we talked to carmen and nicky, they both lived in that warehouse, where inside they were inside when the fire broke out and survived. we began asking nicky how she found out what was happening and how she got out. >> it was actually carmen that i
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heard coming down the hallway that said something about smoke and fire. another one of our resident artists was at the door and he also said fire, i immediately grabbed my fire extinguisher i had right in my kitchen area, i opened my gate, i looked down the hall and i saw 15 foot flames and what appeared to be a fire ball coming toward me. i closed my gate, ran to my loft to grab my cat carrier, i was hit with a giant black wall of smoke that immediately rendered me unable to breathe or to see and then the power went out. i made it back down to my inside space, was able to grab a head lamp, gath up my cat wrap her in my jacket and race out of the building. >> carmen, you live there about 11 months. nicky referenced a fire extinguisher. this building was not coded for people to live there.
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were you aware of that situation? >> i think the thing you have to understand about the bay area is it's incredibly difficult to find housing. if you your camera crew wants to get three blocks west of here you can find plenty of people who couldn't find housing. at some point you need somewhere to sleep at night it doesn't matter whether you have a piece of paper telling you that's okay or not. >> carmen, some of the residents, are they among the missing? >> yes. we lost one of our own in the fire, and -- and we all knew right away. one of our other members tried to save him and was unable to. and -- and we all knew and we knew right away. i think he's still officially listed as missing because they haven't recovered his body yet.
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we all watched our home burn and we knew he was inside. >> carmen and nicky, we're sorry for your loss. happy kbrur okay and we thank you for joining us. >> thank you. thank you for having us. in the meantime we're learning more this morning about that apparent case of road rage near new orleans that ended with a fatal shooting of a former nfl player. the suspect released without charges, tributes pouring in for the victim. blake mccoy has more on that story. good morning to you. >> reporter: matt, good morning. vigils were held this weekend by family and friends unable to understand why the suspect is walking free. this as new details emerge about his past. ♪ this morning as a community mourns, new details on the man who shot former nfl player joe mcknight in an apparent case of road rage. >> let's make it clear, we are looking for answers. >> reporter: turns out 54-year-old ronald gasser who was released from custody friday
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with no charges filed, was arrested at the same intersection a decade ago for another road rage incident, according to the jefferson parish sheriff. the alleged victim told investigators then gasser followed him to a service station after he tried to report him for unsafe driving and punched him several times. the charges were dismissed. a source close to the gasser family tells nbc news, we send our thoughts and prayers to the mcknight family, we pray all will be patient and wait for the facts to come out. >> people can monday morning quarterback what we've done, mr. gasser is not going anywhere. he has been completely cooperative. >> reporter: the news comes amid new details of the shoot, the sheriff saying mcknight was shot after he got out of his car and walked over to ronald gasser's passenger side window. >> the three casings were located within the vehicle. >> the wounds are not consistent
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with being shot from above. >> reporter: facts that could call louisiana's stand your ground law into play if the prosecutor does in fact decide to file charges it says in part a homicide is justifiable when committed in self defense by one who reasonably believes she in imminent danger of losing his life or receiving great bodily harm and that the killing is necessary to save himself from that danger. but for mcknight's heart broken family so far no consolation. >> i can't believe it. my child is gone. >> reporter: police say there is no video of this shooting complicating efforts to determine self defense or murder. again, no charges this morning. >> blake mccoy on that for us. thanks. let's send it over to al, another check of the forecast for us. >> right. we can see umbrellas out this, we've got wet weather and that's going to move through in the northeast fairly quickly. upstate and into parts of new england you can see it's snow
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where it's on the chillier side. that low-pressure system takes off and it's out of here by tonight. then another round moves in tomorrow, keeps come ing from pittsburgh, washington, new york and then we get snow again up in upstate new york and in new england and it's a little more widespread, some areas between syracuse and watertown could pick up to 6 to 8 inches of snow but a wider area of 1 to 3 .nches williamsp . i'm meteorologist kari hall. a lot of cloudy skies and patchy fog. temperatures starting out very mild for parts of the inner bay. oakland, san jose and san francisco it's 52. upper 30s in santa rosa with a high of 57 expected today in the peninsula. mostly cloudy skies. there will be peeks of sun in the tri-valley, 59 for the high. 60 in san francisco. there will be sunshine with breezy winds and turning cooler tomorrow.
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now as president-elect, mr. trump showing no signs of changing strategies still looking to capitalize on what he describes as a tremendous modern form of communication. weeks away from his inauguration as america's 45th president, donald trump will take his place as his country's tweeter in chief allowing him an unfiltered platform to amplify his views like sunday night talking tough on china, it's also making him a tantalizing target. ♪ oops, i did it again >> mr. trump, please stop retweeting all of these random real people. you're not getting any work done. >> reporter: just minutes after "saturday night live" parodied the president-elect as a kpuls intweeter, trump proved the point blasting baldwin as biased and sad. before the show ended baldwin replied, release your tax returns and i'll stop. >> reporter: days after winning
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the white house trump vowed to dial back his twitter habit. >> i'm going to do very restrained if i use it at all. >> reporter: how has he done on that promise so far? the last three weeks more than 90 tweets, some celebratory, praising tiger woods getting back to golf and others accusing a cable channel of supporting hillary clinton. cnn still doesn't get it. they'll never learn, he says. shortly after a segment focussing on a recent flag burning tweeting outrage, there must be consequences perhaps loss of citizenship or a year in jail. trumps aides publicly hail social media as an asset, not a liability. their boss reaching millions of followers on twitter and facebook. >> i can tell you firsthand that there are posts that he makes that otherwise would not be heard or seen by these 25 million people. >> reporter: are trump's casual comments on twitter dangerous? >> you need to be careful but he'll learn as he goes along. >> i think one of the reasons people get so concerned about
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the tweets is, it's sort of a way around the press. >> reporter: of course, trump's not without critics including one woman in the wake of the next president's showdown with "snl" unleashing her own tweet storm. you're the president-elect. pick your battles, man. you're embarrassing yourself. that tweet liked more than 65,000 times. showing even twitter is a two-way street. trump that plenty of fans, of course. one describing him as the famous hemingway of 140 characters for all followers, president-elect trump follows 40 accounts. more than half of trump properties, trump employees or trump family members. tamron and matt? >> interesting follow list. peter, thank you very much. >> interesting how he always starts his tweets on "snl" saying, tried watching "snl" and -- advice would be, try not watching "snl." >> but he keeps trying. obvious reasons. dylan's in the orange room with an exclusive look who is in the running for "time's" person
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guys, did you know that dylan's baby is due only two days aft is on maternity leave and dylan will be on the owe all week long. >> i didn't know i could take off a week early. we'll reveal "times" person of the year on wednesday. you have the short list. >> yes. speculation is building over who "time" will choose for 2016. the magazine selects the person or idea who has had the biggest influence on the world and news this year, for good or ill. time's covers have featured protesters to non-traditional choices like the computer and planet earth. last year angela merkel held the title. let's get to it. in no particular order. who is on the short list for 2016. here we go. facebook ceo mark zuckerberg.
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donald trump, beyonce, hillary clinton. vladimir putin, the whistle blowers of flint, michigan, during the water crisis. nigel farage. simone biles. we also have india's prime minister narendra modi and the crispr scientists pioneering advancements in genetic research. head to to weigh in. we'll have the results exclusively on "today" on wednesday. guy, who do you think? >> ima he n think it will be a . >> i think it will be vladimir putin or nigel farage. they were international. they could have impacted our election. >> my favorite is the mirror, you! >> we'll find out wednesday. dylan thank you very much. coming up, our series "winning at all costs." jenna bush hager exposes a growing concern for young athlete. why so many end up hooked on
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looking on the roadways? >> it's looking pleasant. in the silicon valley moves slowly but no crashes down here. we have a crash south 680 at main street. we have a problem there gumming up traffic. that area looks lighter than your typical monday. earlier crash cleared from san pablo. we'll give you a look at the san mateo bridge. slower drive west across. low clouds but visibility maintains speed across the bay. >> happening now, a live look from our tv truck mass cam. showing the scene of the oakland fire. you can see what remains of the charred roof that collapsed below. we are posting new information as it comes into us at you can learn more about the victims who died. you can view a collage of their
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♪ it's 8:00 on "today" and coming up, tragedy in oakland. >> we're live at the scene amid the search for more victims. plus -- from athlete to addict. >> i was nervous to go to practice because i didn't want to let my coach see. >> i was kind of at a point where i just wanted to get high, like, see how high exactly i could get.
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>> meet the real teens who became addicted to painkillers after suffering sports injuries. what every parent needs to know about this dangerous epidemic. and -- star power. >> how's it going? i'm lady gaga. it's nice to see you. [ screams ] >> a heartfelt surprise from pop superstar lady gaga tied to our "share kindness" campaign. ♪ piece by piece >> while kelly clarkson is here to bring down the house with a live performance in studio 1a, today, monday, december 5, 2016. ♪ >> shoutout to kings high school in seattle, washington. >> in nyc! >> happy birthday! from austin, texas. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ on christmas eve but it's amazing ♪ >> from north dakota, living it up in the city! >> hello from south carolina!
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>> today, i'm celebrating 60 sensational years, whoo! [ cheers and applause ] all right. we are back now, 8:00 on a monday morning. it's the 5th day of december. 2016. scale of 1 to 10, probably not a 10 of hur today. it's more like a 3 out here. kind of chilly and rainy. but we have a nice crowd. >> we sure do. >> it feels like nighttime. just saying. doesn't it? >> look at it. >> feels like in the evening hours. >> you know what they say? >> what? >> ain't no sunshine when she's gone. savannah, day one of maternity leave, here come the clouds and the rain. but hope she's relaxing, sleeping in -- >> not watching. >> -- and getting ready. >> yes. feet up. >> as we said, grammy winner and dear friend kelly clarkson is here. she is very busy this morning in studio 1a. going to have a great song. >> and going to perform live, but before she does that, guys, she's going to co-host with me and al on the take and we are playing a basically a game of
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"how much do we know about kelly clarkson," as far as lyrics. >> that's right. i was going to say. >> here's your signs. >> right. good question. a lot to get to. first, check of the headlines. it's time for the news at 8:00. we begin with that warehouse fire in oakland. i'm miguel almaguer where the death toll stands at 36. firefighters going through a field like they have never seen before. this morning, bodies covered in tarps. officials say more victims are likely buried under a field of ash and debris believing more than 100 people packed this oakland warehouse for a party when flames exploded through the building. there was only seconds to escape the furious inferno. a teenager, this couple, so many young people among the missing and confirmed dead. kelsey can't find her friend alex. >> it's really sad. but you know what?
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you have to keep hope. >> reporter: though the warehouse was not zoned for residential living, inside a maze of wooden furniture, antiques and a makeshift pallet staircase filled the building, some 25 people called home. >> we all looked out for each other. we all helped each other. it wasn't just like, oh, this is my roommate. this is my friend. >> reporter: with many calling it a tinderbox ready to explode, the city received complaints over blight and illegal housing. just last month an inspector could not get access inside. officials admit, it was well known many lived in the warehouse. so the city dropped the ball here? >> i -- yeah. i mean, i -- all of us did, yeah. we dropped the ball on this issue and sadly enough, it's -- you know, we lost some lives. >> reporter: with the building owner saying they had no idea residents lived inside, the master tenant who leased the property, derick almena, tells nbc news, this tragic event consumes my every moment.
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my heart is broken. the city has now launched a criminal investigation. this morning, the heartbreak here is growing, and soon the blame may, too. with the youngest victim just 17 years old, some of those who have been positively identified were in their 20s and 30s. the party, which started at 11:00 at night was supposed to go until 4:00 a.m. had the fire started any later, the death count could have been much higher. back to you. >> miguel, thank you very much. now to the trump transition this morning. president-elect trump announced he plans to nominate dr. ben carson as secretary of housing and urban development. at the same time trump is widening his search for secretary of state. according to transition officials, he's considering jon huntsman, former ambassador to china and former utah governor. other potential candidates for
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the job include rex tillerson, ceo of exxon-mobil. former mayor rudy giuliani, general david petraeus and mitt romney. another milestone sunday for new england patriots quarterback tom brady. he became the winningest quarterback in nfl history, when the patriots beat the l.a. rams 26-10. that gave brady 201 career wins. one more than peyton manning. brady said later, it's always been about winning. he said he's been fortunate to be on great patriots' teams over the years and said he is very grateful. she is a great quarterback. >> indeed he is. a southwest airlines flight it to be diverted sunday because of an unexpected baby onboard. [ baby crying ] >> that's the scream heard on the plane during the flight from philadelphia to orlando. a woman on the plane suddenly went into labor, and the crew asked for any doctors or nurses to go to the front row. they helped the woman deliver her baby over south carolina. the flight was diverted to
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charlesson where emts took the baby and parents to a hospital. by the way, it's a baby boy. now, when you're close to orlando and a baby about to be born, listen, it's nbc universal, got to get to a theme part. >> amazing part, the plane only one hour delayed. >> one hour. >> that happens on any day. >> congratulations to that family. and coming up, from athletes to addicts, jenna bush hager talks to teens whose injuries led them down a very dark path. then what would you have done? okay. we'll tell you the reason why this guy punched a kangaroo in the face. our jaws dropped. when we saw this video. we'll find out the back story. and hoda kicks off a "share" kindness campaign with help from one of the biggest star on the planet. lady gaga. first, on a monday morning, these messages. cited world.
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double means double. all right. a good time to trend. ready, gang? >> let's go. >> it really doesn't snow in san francisco all that often. >> right. >> you can understand why some 49ers' players got excited to flay a snowy game in chicago on sunday. cornerback daunte johnson got so excited, when he scored a touchdown he dropped to the turf. what did he do? of course, you make snow angels. because it's snow, because it's fun. it's also a penalty. >> oh! >> the refs threw a flag for excessive celebration. tag injury to insult, insult to injury, whichever want, the touchdown was called back. >> oh! >> out of bounds. >> i lived in chicago ten years. that is not snow. >> a light flurry. >> for san francisco --
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>> why not celebrate a little? >> i don't get that. >> it's fun. >> you know? >> but the so fun to watch. >> i love the celebrations. >> watching celebrations. >> days where they caught a touchdown pass, flipped the ball to the ref and ran to the sidelines. >> that's when they had leather helmets. >> no helmets! >> right. back in the day some more, first, what do you do on weekends? plan? are you planners? >> iable not. >> not really. >> a good thing. according to a new study planning ahead of time actually drains the fun out of events like not celebrating in the nfl. even if it's inherent lit fun to do. researcher at ohio state found the more you scheduled an event the less enjoyment in brought to attendees. too much event planning makes the event seem work. spontaneity allows flexibility. that should be the rule of life. hoda you start off the show, what are we doing? >> when i'm going to, like, an event i usually do plan it and i
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think i sap a little -- be ready by 8:00! >> i know. >> no fun. let's move on. >> sometimes i get like that. i know. >> so weird. >> on weekends i plan the mornings to get things done and whatever happens in the afternoon happens. >> tougher for parents, too. you have to keep soccer schedules, dance, whatever's going on. >> uh-huh. >> a bowl of kibble, let them do whatever. >> the kids? oh, that's nice. >> speak for yourselves. video. showed you a portion of this. the most australian video you'll see all day. out on a hunting trip a man's dog caught in the bang r-- kang roone's mouth. think he's going to box back? no. bang. the kangaroo not injured, apparently said, wait, you hit me. stunned but did not go after that dog again. what do we think about that? is that okay? >> there has to be a man in there.
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that kangaroo, he -- sticks out his chest. >> a guy in a kangaroo suit. >> i don't believe -- hoda? >> no. it looked real to me. i think once the dog was out of the headlock, i don't see the need to punch the kangaroo. >> i felt bad for the kangaroo. >> i did, too. >> then the kangaroo went be after sylvester the cat. so it was okay. >> a wild animal. a shark or lion, they grabbed your dog, you'd be fine punching that thing, right? because it's one of those little australian kangaroos with a pouch, you all say, oh, that's not right. >> if it had been a shark! >> against "jaws"? >> you would punch that shark in the nose. >> they say in australia kangaroos are like deer. run wild. >> and can be aggressive, as you know. >> glad we didn't plan this. >> all right. dylan? >> okay. "pop start." >> here we go. jennifer aniston's rachel character from "friends."
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>> grabbing a dog again. >> dog and shark in the same place. so jennifer aniston's character from "friends" has long been lampooned on "saturday night live" by vanessa bayer. we got to see just how she feels about the impression. >> well -- yeah. i mean, kind of just sounds like all you're doing is, like, what? oh, what? me? oh, wow. no! what? >> is it like this? what? wow? >> well, no. >> yeah? >> what? >> no. i don't do that. >> what? oh! >> i love that impression. last night's "saturday night live" episode the first time she did it in front of aniston and nailed it. >> uh-huh. >> and friday, chris pratt's hilarious ability to post a selfie with jennifer aniston in the show.
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either show half her face, back of her head. fans spoken demanding a photo of j. lo. not want to disappoint, pratt posted this photo shot on to his body writing, my best buddy jennifer l jennifer. sorry for playing with you guys. this year's awards, james taylor and the eagles among others. the president and first lady received the longest standing ovation. the crowd, stephen colbert, letting them know hutch they'll be missed. >> i think we can all agree the last eight years the white house has given us a leader who is passionate, intelligent and dignified. [ cheers and applause ] sir, i don't know why you stood up. i was talking about michelle. [ laughter ] >> the obamas were also given a so-called golden ticket to come
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back to the kennedy center whenever they like. that's your "pop start." >> can we go back to the kangaroo for a second? my favorite part. go to the video. i like when the guy confronts the kangaroo. kangaroo gets up, squares off, like, have you never seen a boxing kangaroo. okay. i wasn't ready. i wasn't ready! >> this is so crazy! look at him. he's -- >> okay. let's go. i can box you. >> it's on, it's on! >> and debates what to do go back, go back at it? >> like having a beef. i think he's -- >> oh, i'm going away. >> under what circumstance is your dog in the water with a shark? >> the dog falls into the ocean. >> okay. >> you know what can happen. what would you do? you'd punch the shark, right? nobody would be complaining. >> his nose turns inside out. >> dylan, check of the weather. >> no. i'm going to do the weather. >> sorry. al, check of the weather. >> i'm in the water with a shark! what do you do? what do you do? hot shot? >> save you. >> pop quiz. what do you do?
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>> save you! >> what is going on? >> oh, wow. best -- best trending ever! all right. so it's -- >> a cheetah -- >> that's great. >> turning frigid. cold air coming out from alaska. look at this. today, great falls 19. casper, 28, 7 degrees below average. tomorrow morning, the cold continues from seattle, only 31. tomorrow's high's in denver, 31 degrees. 14 below normal. amarillo, 41. making our way towards wednesday, the cold continues, and look at this later in the week. d.c. 41 by friday. 34 in nashville, mobile, 48 degrees. that's -- >> hey, al, no one forget, tamron thought it was a man in a kangaroo suit. all right? >> did you see a zipper anywhere? >> his head was too small! >> hoda's checked out. >> that's what's going on. somebody good morning, i'm
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meteorologist kari hall. you have a lot of clouds and also a great sunrise as we get this monday started. now, we have been tracking some low visibility in the north bay. right now it's all clear and 53 degrees in san francisco. we also have low 50s for most of the bay area. cooler in santa rosa, 38 degrees. that cooler air starts to move in after tomorrow. in the meantime we're in for highs in the upper 60s and low 50s with mostly cloudy skies. and that's your latest weather. >> all right, al. thank you very much. now our ongoing series "winning at all costs." this morning, youngth leetes ho athletes hooked on painkillers. >> jenna bush hager is with us. >> i recently sat down with three teens who sports injuries led to dangerous addictions. for john haskell, football meant everything. >> i loved it.
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i loved it. i put in 110%. >> reporter: the game provided life lessons on and off the field. >> instills a lot of skills are brotherhood what it means to be a teammate. >> reporter: and jess joined her first swim team at 6 years old. >> i love swimming. it is the most fun i've ever had on a team in my life. >> reporter: all student athletes now 18 who went from chasing a dream to chasing a high. >> offered up the idea of black tar heroin. >> i was nervous to go to practice because i didn't want to let my coach see. >> i was kind of at a point where i just wanted to get high. like, see how high exactly i could get. >> reporter: their love of the game drove them to play hard. at just 15, john had got in his fourth concussion. >> when i woke up the next morning i was kind of not hearing too well, and things were kind of a little blurry. my head was in robbing, really,
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really hurting. so my mom took me to the doctor. >> reporter: do you remember the conversation you had with the doctor? >> i had the ct scan. he asked me questions, looked in my ears. checked my hearing, my eyes, and next thing i know, i'm at cvs getting vike kinn. >> reporter: vicodin a highly addictive opioid painkiller like the one spencer was described. >> i was predescribed percocet. hit really hard carrying the football and by mack bas killing me. >> reporter: it didn't just block his pain. >> i liked the feeling but the relief not for the pain for the mental effect that it brought to me. >> reporter: both athletes were soon hooked. how many prescriptions were written for you? >> one prescription with three refills. >> reporter: when that ran out, what happened? >> i will to find a dealer that would sell them to me. >> reporter: jess was also prescribed vicodin after shoulder surgery. she says she used it a few times before, but never in this
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amount. once the prescription ran out, she started stealing from her grandmother's medicine cabinet. >> i would just take them and replace them with ibuprofen and she wouldn't notice. >> reporter: jess, john and spencer are not alone. in a cdc survey published this year, one in six students said they had taken prescription painkillers without a prescription. >> it's supposed to be for pain relief. unfortunately we see all too often the developing brain becoming seduced by this feeling. the release of dopamine in the brain, the feel-good center of the brain. >> reporter: john was spinning upwards of $200 a day on the pills. his parents caught him stealing money. >> i think that's what made him realize, oh, i don't have this unlimited funds. i better start finding what i can get high on that's cheap. >> reporter: the solution -- heroin. a fraction of the price of a prescription painkiller. the son who had never used drugs
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before his football injury was now a full-blown heroin addict. how did you realize you needed to get help? >> there was nothing else really for me. i was 16 years olds, using heroin. i was pretty much over, my life. i was depressed. i wanted to die. >> reporter: what's when his dad took him to newport academy in california, a teen treatment center where jess and spencer were also getting help after hitting rock bottom. >> i took roughly 45 pills of vicodin, and i, like, blacked out and my mom called 911. >> reporter: dr. harold says both doctors and parents need to probe when it comes to drug treatment. >> as parent, take a more advocating role and ask your provider, why are they going in this route? why is it an automatically an opioid and a painkiller? the provider needs to ask questions like is there a family history of addiction? >> reporter: but john's parents had no idea if there was a family history of addiction.
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they had adopted john when he was a baby. >> we know now that wheewhat th do. >> reporter: they were never warned of the addiction of a drug. >> this is what the doctor prescribed. this is what we're going to take. >> reporter: founder of newport academy has seen dozens of teens go from athlete to addict with one prescription. >> at that age, to introduce such a powerful prescription narcotic drug to their system is only going to have damaging effects, and we know that the younger someone starts using drugs, the more likely they are to develop an addiction. >> reporter: john knows that one prescription changed his life. >> i really, really was really angry that this had to happen to me. this kind of manifested itself through something that i loved so much and it was really everything to me, and through that i got this addiction.
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>> reporter: these teens are now sober and living a full life. do you feel like in some ways you're the lucky ones? >> i would say, if we stick to this path and keep doing, continue to do what we're doing, that we're definitely the lucky ones. >> i couldn't ask for anything more. i'm so grateful for where i am today. >> i'm happy. i've got good relationships. i have trust with me family. my family trust me today. it's good. it's really good. >> john is two years sober, wants to be a drug counselor, jess still swims every day and also two years sober and spencer is six months sober. really, for parents, ask questions. these kids are too young to be addicted to these, to this medicine. >> and to give a prescription with three refills. >> wow. >> for a 15-year-old. >> formula for tub. >> a great report, jenna. thank you so much. over to dylan. >> hey, guys, just ahead, one of our absolute favorites is here. kelly clarkson. she's going to perform. -- excuse me -- live
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performance. >> much better, also beautiful. >> all coming up an your local news and weather. what's the secret to clearing your voice? i'm ... ==cam== here are the latest developments in our breaking ne a very good morning, 8:26, laura garcia-cannon. the latest developments in breaking news we've been covering, deadly oakland warehouse fire. this is a live look from our new cam, on top of the truck showing the scene from a block away. can you see what remains of the charred roof that collapsed below. authorities held a news conference a few hours ago raising the number of confirmed dead to 36. the remains of 11 victims have now been identified. also recovery efforts at the scene are currently on hold to allow structural engineers to figure out the best ways for crews at the scene. right now take a break from breaking news we've been covering to look at morning commute. >> traffic this week has been traditionally lighter.
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we're seeing that today. we do have a couple of spots in washington, specifically car fire in south bay. southbound 101, see developing approaching great america parkway. reported on the shoulder, first reported out of the car but definitely will be a distraction. we'll track that for the south bay. overall, look at northbound routes. rest of the day, oakland toward bay bridge, no big deal there. palo alto, some slowing. a crash reported north of here and university to the south. back to you. >> thank you very much. we'll be back with another local news update in half an hour. thank you.
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we are back now. 8:30 on a monday morning. the 5th day of december, 2016. our toy drive in full swing. that's victoria's secret angels. adriana and elsa helping us out. with that toy drive. serving as our elves today and we're going to talk to them in a couple of minutes. >> beautiful elves. two loved things around here. "hamilton" and kelly clarkson.
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here with a very special performance you won't forget. >> counting down the minutes for that. another music sensation, lady gaga, a new mission and how shows helping spread kindness over the holidays and beyond. this story is such a tearjerker. >> and one of our favres, octavius spencer on a new movie based on a remarkable new story and the new oscar buzz it is getting. >> all right. bring over those helping us out this morning. nice to see you. how are you? >> good morning. >> so -- this is the 16th time you've been in the victoria's secret fashion show. does it just become run of the mill? do you have to get psyched up for something like that? >> you know, i really get nervous. i thought it was going to go away, throughout the years, but i get more and more -- oh, my god. but, you know, she opened the show this year, and she did awesome. i'm like -- now she knows how it feels. >> it's nerve-racking. that's hard. >> and we killed it.
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>> you did kill it. in paris for the first time. i'm curious when walking, are you thinking something? do you have a go-to thought to keep you focussed? >> i totally just feel the music, performers and energy of the crowd. it was in paris, sos it wa inevitable you just feel that amazing beauty of paris and energy of that. >> sometimes i'm always pointed out, like, to the people. like -- my family is there. so the time that i pointed is like, i'm saying hello to someone that i know. my mom -- >> you're already nervous. what's it like when lady gaga is -- >> walking next to an amazing musician is amazing. lady gaga looked beautifully amazing. your singing, by the way -- >> we know what it's like to be put in revealing outfits because you tried to get us to try on speedos in rio at the olympics. >> did you try it after, like
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behind closed doors? >> no. didn't have to. ladies, thanks so much. >> thank you. >> thank you for being part of the toy drive as well. mr. roker, check of the weather. >> show what you we have looking at the week ahead. a lot of wet weather making its way through the southeast, the gulf coast. we're also looking at a wintry mix in the pacific west. the midweek period, skies clearing in the east. rain and mountain snows out west and as we get towards the end of the week, a real mess in the west. but here in the east, looking good. some rain around the great lakes. that's good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. a live look outside at fremont. a lot of clouds overhead as we get this monday started. we do have some mild weather in the 50s for oakland and san francisco as well as palo alto and san jose. upper 40s from the tri-valley toward concord. into the rest of the day we will have highs topping out around 59 in oakland.
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low 60s elsewhere down to morgan hill, 60 degrees. 60 also in san francisco. >> and that is your latest weather. make sure you get the weather any time go to weather channel on cable. guys. >> all right, al. thank you so much. much. and "today's" "share kindness" campaign, celebrating self-less acts in full swing this morning. >> hoda in 30 rock in the brand new "share kindness experience" led by lady gaga's born this way foundation, empowering young people to create a kinder world. a great thing. hoda? >> i am so excited. right here, we are all about kindness as part of our "share kindness" we partnered with lady gaga. recently, a homeless center for lgbt. take a look. ♪ >> i know my parents love me and, you know -- i know my
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family loves me, but a lot of times i felt like they didn't really get to see me. >> i was on the street actually when i came here. i was, like, sleeping on the train and in mcdonald's. >> hi, everybody. this is lady gaga, and we are at the center in harlem and here to surprise the kids. kindness, to me, is an action of love. or a showing of love to someone else. >> lots of gifts! >> and i also believe that kindness is the cure to violence and hatred around the world. >> how's it going? i'm lady gaga. it's nice to see you! [ screams ] >> oh, thank you. i'm thankful for you.
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>> i like to share kindness in a lot of different ways. >> i am here today. i brought presents for all of you. >> i love to give things to people that have nothing, or less than me. >> there you go. you're very welcome. >> t-shirts, socks, hats, comfy clothes. we have everything. >> all: thank you! >> you can have a gift, of course. honey! >> i love you. >> i love you. >> these children are not just homeless, or in need. many of them are trauma survivors. they've been rejected, and in some type of way. >> when family was, like, kind of like pushing me away because i'm gay, all i had is you and "born this way" album. >> my own trauma in my life helped me to understand the trauma of others. >> thank you for being alive. ♪ tell me how the hell could you know how could you know ♪
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until it happens to you ♪ >> meditation helps me to calm down. i don't have the same kinds of issues that you have, but i have a mental illness. and i struggle with that mental illness every day. so i need my mantra to help keep me relaxed. >> i told the kids today that i suffer from a mental illness. i suffer from ptsd. i've never told anyone that before. so here we are. but the kindness that's been shown to me by doctors as well as my family and my friends, it's really saved my life. you are brave. you are courageous. i've been searching for ways to heal myself, and i found that kindness is the best way. one way to help people that have trauma is to inject them with as many positive thoughts as possible. ♪ smile, though your heart is breaking ♪
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smile, even though it's aching ♪ >> what's really important to remind kids that are suffering from a traumatic experience or from abandonment to remind them a they're not alone, and that they're loved. >> oh, my, gosh. thank you, thank you. >> lady gaga's act of kindness was reminder that love system exists, and that there's still some for me. >> i am no better than any of those kids, and i'm no worse than any of them. we are equal. we both walk, our two feet, on the same earth, and we're in this together. ♪ you've given me a million reasons to let you go ♪ >> we, as a world, are suffering from war to children who are homeless, famine. kindness is the way of becoming more harmonious and to ending those things.
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♪ when i kneel down to pray ♪ i try to make the worst seem better ♪ lord, show me the way ♪ to cut through all this war ♪ >> and those of us that have, should give to those who have not during the holidays. do one kind act before the end of the year. just being kind. the act itself, it's free. and it's priceless. ♪ stay [ cheers and applause ] >> how much do you love lady gaga right at this moment? as part of that meditation, you guys, lady gaga wrote a personal inspiration for everybody and gave one to me. mine says, i'm brave, and she signed it. lady gaga's out of the country but you know who's in the country? her mother, mother gaga, is what
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i call her. all of the people at all of these tables are doing acts of kindness. decorating holiday lunch bags for kids, and this is kindness is healing. you can also make holiday cards here. it's all about kindness. so come here to this area. check out these activities. participate. it's so awesome and can i say something? you raised acn amazing girl. >> thank you. >> let me hug you. >> such a sweet story. hoda, thank you very much. by the way, you can contribute simply at home. just do good deeds. use the #sharekinded in, and help us get to 1 million acts. >> how many people have already been sharing. keep them going. up next -- the powerful new role that could land octavius spencer another oscar. we'll catch up with her. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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we are back now, 8:42, with
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academy award winner octavius spencer, getting oscar buzz again for her role in "hidden figures" based on a true story of three african-american women who worked for nasa and had a significant impact on the space program. she plays dorothy vaughn, head of the west computing group and pushes women to go further in their careers, is not afraid to nudge them in their personal life as well. >> he's coming over. >> why would he be doing that? >> because mary's waving -- >> too late. fix your hair. >> hello, colonel. i'm dorothy vaughn. i believe you met my -- >> yes, ma'am. >> and this is -- >> she's not married. she's a widow, with three beautiful little girls. so well behaved, arrangeals on earth is what we like to call them. dorothy, slice of pie? >> i'd love one. excuse me. >> you already have a slice of pie -- >> i love that cast and octavius is here with us. good morning. >> good morning. you look beautiful. >> thank you.
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you look beautiful in your wonderwoman t-shirt. >> wonderwomen. >> and teaching us in this film about some women who certainly could be superheroes. i'm watching the film thinking, how is it 46 years of my life i have never heard this story. you had the same reaction. you thought it was fiction. >> i thought it was historical fiction. hi had just done "the help," well, four years ago, but when i read this, i thought, we would have known about it if it were true, right? the fact we didn't know, it hurt at my core. you know? >> i think people -- i described it as kind of a grieving, because here you have this notion that girls don't like math, or black girls don't get this, and these are examples for girls of any background of what we're capable of. >> absolutely. you know, when i think about the contributions that these women made at such a tumultuous time in our nation's history and the fact they didn't complain, just got the work done are examples of what we should be doing.
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>> how critical to our space program? >> very critical. without katherine johnson's contribution, we wouldn't have made it to space the first time. that's real and something we have to credit her for and all of those women. >> you play dorothy vaughn, she passed away in 2008. >> uh-huh. >> when you are playing someone who is real, and had such an important impact, how -- do you deal with that pressure? >> well, you know, that there's a life that extends beyond the screen, and you realize the, the profanity of that moment. there are families and legacies you have a responsibility to and none of us took that lightly. i have to tell you, the most rewarding thing, we did a premiere in washington last week and watching with the families is one of those hallmark moments for me. amazing. >> the cast could be a hallmark card of beauty and talent. taraji p. henson, janel, the list goes on and on. we have to talk about the oscar
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buzz. i won't jinx you. how do you feel about it? >> you know, i like living in the moment. right now, we're just opening the movie. all of that is frosting on the cake, but we all love frosting. >> definitely do. great at creating frosting! we love you so much. >> thank you. >> "hidden figures" out in theaters december 26th and nationwide january 6th. we can't wait, kelly clarkson, about to perform live. a cool song from a very cool show. >> it's very sad, so -- t.s. hopefully i keep it together. >> you will, i promise. right after this. this is "today" on nbc.
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♪ come on, wake up!!! come on, why ya sleepin'? come on! what time is it? it's go time. come on. let's go, let's go, let's go. woooo hoooo!! yeah!! i feel like i went to bed an hour ago. i'll make the cocoa. get a great offer on the car of your grown-up dreams at the mercedes-benz winter event. it's the look on their faces that makes it all worthwhile. but hurry, these offers end soon. thank you santa!!! keeping the power lines clear,my job to protect public safety, while also protecting the environment.
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the natural world is a beautiful thing, the work that we do helps us protect it. public education is definitely a big part of our job, to teach our customers about the best type of trees to plant around the power lines. we want to keep the power on for our customers. we want to keep our community safe. this is our community, this is where we live. we need to make sure that we have a beautiful place for our children to live. together, we're building a better california. >> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. kelly clarkson has three grammy awards under her belt and now is taking on broadway. >> hit show "hamilton" just released much-arp waited
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"hamilton" mixed tape includes songed from musical re/max and covering by poor lar artists including our girl kelly. >> i'm super lucky. >> how did you get involved? >> my new label. i was e-mailed the song at like 1:00 ntd morning. i was pregnant with my little boy and had not seen "hamilton." so really i'm just like a couple weeks away from having my boy and this song is about a boy dieing? i was like, are you serious? like -- are you serious right now? i'm so worried about a miscarriage. it was so beautiful, so, yeah. >> i don't want to jinx anything, but we've been talking here, and it is a very emotional song called "quiet uptown," alexander hamilton's teenage son dies and you say even in rehearsing and practicing the song. >> i made it through once without -- >> it came over you? >> you want to be emotional, i was telling you, but so hard when you're singing. legit, no sound would come out
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of my mouth if i started crying. it would just be like -- >> shall we try? >> yeah. good luck. >> "quiet uptown," kelly clarkson. ♪ there are moments that the words don't reach there are sufferings too terrible to name ♪ ♪ you hold your child as tight as you can and push away the unmatchable ♪ the moments when you're in so deep, feels easier to just bend down and so they move uptown and learn to live with the unimaginable ♪ spend hours in the garden
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i walk alone through the storm, and it's quiet uptown ♪ i never liked to cry before ♪ ♪ i take the children to church on sunday, a sign at the cross at the door ♪ and i pray that never used to happen before ♪ if you see him in the street walking by himself, talking to himself ♪ have pity you knock me out, i fall apart ♪ look at where we are look at where we started ♪ ♪ i know i don't deserve you but hear me out ♪ that would be enough if i could spare his life ♪
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♪ if i could trade his life for mine ♪ right now and you would smile, and that would be enough ♪ talking by himself have pity ♪ don't you like it uptown, it's quiet uptown ♪ the unimaginable ♪ see him walking in the park, taking in the sights ♪ look around, look around ♪ ♪ look around when you're standing in the garden ♪ ♪ standing there side by side she takes his hand ♪ ♪ it's quiet uptown forgiveness
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can you imagine ♪ forgive ne forgiveness can you imagine ♪ ♪ oh, look around, look around they are going through the unimaginable ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> you did it, girl. you did it. >> thank you, folks. thank you very much. kelly's going to come back in a bit. more music. >> you did fantastic. >> and first, this is "today" on nbc.
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oh, my goodness. >> too bad you don't feel a song when you sing it? >> ever since i had kids, i cry at everything. i can't control. it's about a boy, i'm about to have a son. like, yeah. >> amazing. >> you did a beautiful job. beautiful. >> such a great job writing them. so, tearjerker. >> from tears to laughter. you're going to join us as a co-host.
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fun things -- well, you may still be crying. >> may not be i'm ... our breaking news: ==dbox== recovery efforts - on hold - at the scene of friday's a very good morning to you. 8:56, i'm laura garcia-cannon. breaking news, continue to follow recovery efforts now on hold at the scene of the deadly warehouse fire. pete sets the scene with the very latest for us. >> reporter: good morning. still at the scene 31st avenue and international boulevard. a new conference will take place sometime according to oakland
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police. here is what we know as far as the latest on the oakland warehouse fire. the oakland county sheriff's office, we know 36 victims were found inside. 11 have been identified and 70% of that building has been searched so far. there are engineers here on the ground to determine exactly what's going to happen after that workshop that took place at 12:00 a.m. they are hoping to resume work at 12:00 p.m. back to you guys in the newsroom. >> thank you very much, pete. happening now, posting new information on the fire as it comes in to you can learn more about some of the people who died in our twitter feed and you can view a collage of their photos also on our facebook feed. continuous updates all day long, another update half an hour and join us 11:00 a.m. for a full day's news. ♪ ♪
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first this morning on "today's take," a grammy winner super star, it's kelly clarkson. then how would you like to dine in this gingerbread house? a sweet deal. and forget take-out, fast and fabulous, right now. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today's take" live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hey, and welcome to a very special monday morning. december 5, 2016. we are so excited to have one of singing star's biggest singing stars in the world, kelly clarkson is our co-heft. >> yes! >> this is so exciting. >> it's our deserved. >> you're funny. >> it -- i'm not funny.
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you just were sang downstairs. >> not super professional, cried like a girl. that's okay, girls and boys cry. >> kelly clarkson, we teal your feelings through your songs and performances. >> it's hard sometimes if that emotional. especially after having kids. i don't know what it. my hormones. i cry so easily. every emotion is 1,000 times more -- >> i cry and i don't have kids. >> i don't know. i'm worried about that. you probably cry like, living to "frozen." >> oh, my gosh. i've heard that so much. ip i recently saw and wanted to yell, stop! literally my daughter loves it. i've heard "let it go" so many times. yes. >> your daughter, river, kelly and i, talking off the ledge. can't stop looking at pictures of this ambassadbaby.
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>> it's personality. it's karma, in a hot second -- >> my mom used to say, one day you're going to do what was done to me. >> she says, you don't understand it. i'm like, i don't? you never shut up either. >> terrible 2s, you told me? >> yes. sweet at can be. in a hot second, just learning, she's 2. a horrible age. >> look at your little guy. >> at disney world there. yeah. she was obsessed. yeah. i feel bad, though, our kids. it's not normal. they don't wait in lines. you know, like we all did at kids. you wait in line for kids. two minutes, are we going to ride yet? pipe down. people are waiting three hours. >> like your mom. you pipe down. >> you're old school. i was like, i can still reach you! >> that's right. don't make me stop this car. >> don't make me stop the driver who's driving now. >> make a scene. >> ant most kids probably don't, your kids probably think it's
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regular, normal to go to the white house christmas party? >> she did. she met obama. we taught her how to say obama. she did it in front of her. he was like, okay, you can have anything you want. >> she did on command? >> a sit-in. >> you practice at home? >> no. you know, i just said, hey, say obama. he loves mimicking. in a mimic stage. it was awesome. she was so sweet and he was so nice. he had a phone conversation with our 10-year-old boy, who was on cloud nine. he took time for me. i was so -- look. i'm crying. i might be pregnant. >> news here. >> i'm nuft kjust kidding. >> how about singing? christmas carols with the president. >> it was cold. yeah, he came out. funny, we didn't get to rehearse it. at one point everybody came in so much, that trisha and i, we got pushed back. >> there you are. >> starting grinding.
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grinding onstage, the president of the united states doct-- wha the -- couldn't see us. we were back there. >> you have on beyonce heels. >> and i'm not her. i'm aware. like -- >> how tall are the heels you have on today? >> my god. what do you think. like 6 -- 6 1/2? >> they're not me. might be someone. but it's not me. >> had you to walk up two flights of flares. >> in my shoes. yes. that's why i'm sweating! i mean, just kidding. i work out all the time. >> we love -- you're a real miss. oh, my god. so good. >> last year, i mean, christmas obviously big in a lot of homes, but in your house, you went with your christmas card "game of thrones"? >> pretty hard core about that and tried this year, too. everybody keeps asking us, like -- how do you live up to that? >> that's crazy. >> yeah. i was like -- it kind of happened. we were on vacation, doing a thing for fun. he has a scottish background, my husband. i had a really awesome idea but
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couldn't happen, because equestrian, out of town so much. eldest is 15. yeah. so -- i have a great idea. just don't know if we'll get it done in time. >> what's the -- >> i won't tell you. it's a surprise! >> okay. okay. >> i love how we go from professional award-winning singer to texas momma all in one swoon. >> i'm sorry. i should probably be medicated. >> no! >> we love it. we love you like you are. but you know you have to do it? you've got to get this christmas card going. >> i know. so much pressure. >> you can make it a new year's card. >> everybody is throwing out ideas but not as good as the one i have. >> "west world." >> that's one show that we -- lit really, four kids. don't have a lot of time and haven't seen it yet. everybody says i'd love it. >> don't see it. steal the theme. oh, you like "westworld." >> your kids can be killer robots. >> why not? >> they were a "game of thrones." next big thing, music.
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>> 2017, album coming occuut an it's good -- to me. >> tell me the inspiration behind it. ho do you describe what you're looking for? >> a hurdle. trying to switch gears. everybody's used to pop rock kelly, which i love and love all of my music but have been wanting to make this record since i was a kid. very r&b soulful pop. >> whitney meeds. >> whitney meets, mariah meets, and contemporary version, like, vogue. >> can we get a -- >> i'm socie excited. it's going to take longer. >> get off the christmas card. 's get to the music. >> i want it to 2017. wanted to give -- found out we were a part of "hamilton." >> 2017, a fantastic year. >> it's going to be good. >> love that. >> and grammys coming out. a professional singer here. figured three-time grammy
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winner, 12ti-time nominee. >> i didn't know that. 12 times? is that real? maybe it is. >> we just picked a number. >> you have sold 137 million -- i. would google it if -- >> my phone doesn't work. >> your prediction for song of the year? >> i'm going to be real with you. i don't get, i'm a mom and listen to a lot of disney. so i don't -- i'm not actually super -- i don't know everything that's out. so, like, the one thing i do is beyonce's, i was obsessed with that whole record. it be real, anytime somebody has a hard time in life and express it in your album, that's the best album. >> and from your music, little clues about life? >> no. i mean, that's what's -- i'm not writing as much as i normally do, because i'm so happy. everything is so great. nobody wants to hear that. >> sure they do! >> no, we don't. >> is that the secret to a good song? >> you want to hear, wrenching -- oh, i've been there. >> i like happy. upbeat. upbeat and happy. >> we have an upbeat one i love
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and can't wait for everybody to hear. very like -- >> i'm with kelly. i need to feel it. i want to be like, yes! i've been there. >> we have nothing. yes. >> okay. i want to dance with somebody. that -- now, that's a happy. >> yes, but -- then you need the heart wrenching, "run to you." >> no, no. >> you want to call your girlfriends, have wine. >> if you took, specifically, her songs more depressing were far . . . . . i think uys -- i don't think guys want to hear depressing. i think we like upbeat. >> because it's always about y'all! >> no! >> that is so true! >> thank you. >> i want to dance with somebody's not about us? >> the bad ones are all about you. >> oh, well, there you go. >> and ain't our fault we're singing about it. it's yours. >> hey, you're the one calling your exes on the phone. >> that's the phone, my phone won't stop. >> my phone's brocken, i'm getting a new one called two exes. de
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delete. the guy calls, did you mean to call me? no. my bad. >> you don't say universe. >> my phone's calling my exes while they live in texas. >> and kelly's going to sing that chord, my bad! >> okay. coming up, can you guess what the most regifted christmas present is? >> oh! >> that's right. "saturday night live" weighs in. "saturday night live" weighs in. its two cents in a hilarious your favorite things come together at the holidays, with our new flavorfilled pairings. enjoy our freshly filled pastas bursting with indulgent flavors. and perfectly paired with irresistible steak, shrimp or chicken. comfort and joy, love and laughter, happiness and cheer. served with all the salad and breadsticks you want. bring flavorfilled pairings and your family together this holiday... at olive garden.
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♪ life's short, talk is cheap. ♪ i'll be working while you sleep. ♪ ♪ still don't think i've got a brain? ♪ ♪ i took two bullets in the chest. ♪ ♪ got three kids, i never rest... ♪ ♪ so yeah, i've got a brain. ♪ a degree is a degree. ♪ you're gonna want someone like me. ♪ ♪ but only if you have a brain. ♪ (music fades out) we are back with more "today's take." and super duper energy in the house. >> freeway of love. how great is that? and upbeat. >> "ain't no way." >> never loved a man the way that -- >> that's a -- >> you are done. ain't no way? come on. ♪ ain't no way >> upbeat. yeah. okay. >> i'm going to win you over. i'm sending you a mixed tape.
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not "hamilton"! mine. >> "saturday night live" last night, or on saturday night, one of the greatest -- okay. was your go-to christmas gift to give people? >> a scarf. >> money. well, i employ a lot of people who would rather have the bonus. >> how beautiful you look today. did i mention? >> so "snl" on saturday night performed and ode to the greatest christmas gift and regift of all-time. >> oh. let's see. >> i myselfed it. >> missed it. >> me, too. ♪ it's christmas time again, a woman has to get a gift for some girl at work named jen ♪ doesn't know what jen likes and she doesn't super care ♪ so she goes inside her closet just to see what crap's in there ♪ in the darkness there's a light then suddenly she sees the christmas savior's here tonight knode it's a candle, light each
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candle, it's been sitting in here for a year ♪ for a year she takes the candle, dusts off the candle ♪ then wraps it up for jen and just says, "here" ♪ >> yeah. we were just -- >> i don't think i've ever give an candle. >> nope. >> have you? >> oh -- >> have you -- if you send me one, straight up vanilla. don't get weird. >> really good candles but we were saying, the worst, someone gives you a candle and it's some smell you do not like and you still have to have it in case they come over. >> no, you don't. >> what do you do? >> that's not my fault. you gave me a crappy kanldal. that's your fault! that is not mine. >> wouldn't it be great to combine a candle with a fruitcake? >> i don't know anybody that does that either. i think that's an older thing. my mom said that. who gives fruitcake? >> people still do it. >> they do? >> some people like it --
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>> that's a "leave it to beaver" thing. >> yeah. >> my mom, send it, loaded, takal top off and -- >> a rum cake? >> yeah. >> there's alcohol in it? >> i can't bring myself to eat it. i i don't like the physical form of it. >> it bakes out? >> oh, no. you bake it, and then you pour -- >> all right. somebody send me a fruitcake. that rum fruitcake. >> in the caribbean we call it the rum cake. >> i'll take that. >> something for her. gingerbread house. how about that? >> yes. >> pour rum on it. [ laughter ] >> actually, a giant life-sized gingerbread house at the ritz-carlton, in arizona. wait. i thought this was in studio. just a picture? >> wait a minute. you thought it was in the studio? >> you go to the place and eat in the gingerbread house? >> oh, i thought they were sending a replica. >> do you ever read the notes? >> no. >> my new go-to in life -- is, i don't -- don't let me put kelly
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clarkson on you. i'm going to step back. >> i'm going to go to a gingerbread house. eat in it or just eat it? >> it's $250. >> to have lunch. >> you can -- it costs $250 and then it says, dinner's $300. >> you read that note. very nice. >> you can make dinner at home and build your own -- >> there you go. >> for $5. a gingerbread house. >> blue man come here and build you -- >> put it on our gift list. >> okay. right next to that candle. a candle burning in the window. let's check your weather. see what we've got for you, and we are looking today at a little wet weather making mts way here in the northeast. a lot of heavy rain down through the gulf coast, and there is a risk of strong storms down there today. some wet weather, snowy weather in the pacific northwest. awfully cold air making its way through the plains. teens and 20s. 20s into north new england. 80s in florida. you can see for today we are looking at more showers and thunderstorms down through the
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gulf. the snow moves out of northern new england, and more snow coming into the plains and pacific good morning, i am meteorologist kari hall, right now the view of the golden gate bridge, some of the clouds are rolling away. it is 53 degrees. we'll see the highs reaching 60s. still upper 30s in parts of the north bay, we had some patchy dense fog there and highs reachireac reaching upper to low 50s. breezy feeling cooler the next couple of days. > huh? [ laughter ] >> what did you -- >> i said, when you do your neck of the woods, i wanted to say, did you know a fun fact? kelly and i are from the same neck of the woods. fort worth, texas. >> i am. why do i not know -- >> my mama lives in burlison. >> no?
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fast heartbeat, extreme drowsiness, swelling of your face, tongue, or throat, dizziness, or confusion. ask your doctor if you're tresiba® ready. ♪ tresiba® ready ♪ >> so, a few months ago, our co-host kelly clarkson was on facebook live, and she caught our attention when she kind of struggled with some of her own lyrics? >> kind of? >> take a look. ♪ something -- >> what is it? i won't be told what? >> what's supposed to be right. >> i wrote that. >> you wrote that? >> you're forgetting your neck of the woods. good giving her the side eye. we thought we would give her another chance at redemption. we called it finish that kelly clark-song. get it? we have a buzzer to see who can
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finish it first. we have teamed here. we're joined by two great guys. >> zach. >> and chris. >> annihilated. >> yes, you are. >> these guys have seen you in concert four times. >> what? >> they drove here just to meet you. >> wonderful. >> okay. >> i think it's impossible for us to beat kelly at her own song. >> let's find out. all right, let's roll song number one. ♪ left me broken down >> guys. guys. guys. >> what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. stand a little taller. ♪ when i'm alone >> hold on. hold on. okay, hold on. >> are you supposed to finish it? ♪ come crawling back because you're dead wrong ♪ >> it says what doesn't kill you makes you stronger. >> but that's not the game.
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you changed the lyrics. >> they get the point, kelly. okay. >> i got this. >> you have to wait for the song to finish. okay. wait for the song. >> what it is is you're cheaters. >> okay. wow. all right. second song. wait for it to finish. ♪ i'm looking for attention ♪ i don't know the question >> okay. well, the rest of it is -- what's the rest ♪ if you don't have a -- >> oh! ♪ hey, hey, hey just walk away >> wow. what's that -- do you smell something in the studio? kelly just got burned. next, okay. next. next. >> i thought you said the name of the song. >> no, the lyric. finish the lyric. >> i'm going to beat on you.
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okay. >> okay. let's go -- >> i'm happy this is a rubber mallet. >> song number three. ♪ hear me say how could she be with you ♪ ♪ you never hear me say -- >> ♪ since you been gone ♪ i can breathe for the first time ♪ >> okay. all right. we got a ringer actually who knows this. let me bring in matt lauer. he knows. >> when are you going to be in concert? >> you'll take this, right? >> anchorman down. >> quickly, one more. one more. listen. ♪ some people say forever for that one special kiss ♪ ♪ i can't believe it's happening to me ♪ ♪ some people wait a lifetime
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>> say it one more time. ♪ some people wait a lifetime for a moment like this ♪ >> there you go. the winner, chris and john. you have an autographed album from kelly and a $100 gift certificate. thank you for playing on our game. you may know some lyrics. >> just ahead, need an idea for chicken in your fridge? we have a dish full of flavor after your local news and weather. mini miracle. hey! hey! ♪ this is for you. did you really? didn't have too! ♪ getting the gift you almost kept for yourself? now that's a holiday mini miracle.
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>> wow.i'm ... ==dbox== recovery efforts - on hold - at the scene of friday's deadly warehouse fire--- after a "lean" was sc i am sam brock, recovery efforts on hold right now with the scene of friday's warehouse fire in oakland after a leak was discovered. joining us from oakland with the latest, pete. >> reporter: yeah, good morning sam, we are expecting to get an update from official in a few hours behind me here at the international boulevard. 36 victims were found deceased inside of this warehouse of the deadly fire that took place on friday night. 11 of them have been id id -- identified.
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>> an unstable piece of structure inside the building posted a safety concern for firefighters. at 8:00 a.m., where he coming to you right now and 12:00 p.m., we are check to get back in there and search for the vicktims. >> back to you. thank you very much, as we start off your week this monday, a lot of clouds and fog, kari hall will have a look at your weather after this break.
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weather toss to traffic traffic good monday morning, i am meteorologist kari hall, a live look outside san rafael. visibility is low. the rest of the bay area is getting some clearing temperature wise. we are in the lower 50s. the next couple of days we'll be watching colder air settling in and some showers starting late wednesday night that continues through the week. the seven-day forecast shows a dry start and then turning cooler especially as we go towards the end of this workweek. what's happening on the road,
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mike? >> despite the clouds and the fog out there. kari, we had less slowing. well, that was complicated. we are looking at uncomplicated south bay. still have the latest slow down here and the dunbar bridge, slowest of all of them. the bay bridge toll plaza does have a 16 minute drive across the span. only half way back in the parking lot of fast track. the clouds are starting to clearing at this particular shot. watch out, low visibilities could be a fact of the north bay. back to you. >> we have seen it in pockets all morning, thank you very much, we'll see you again in 30 minutes.
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it is monday morning on "today." kicking off an entire week of fast and fabulous dishes. >> today a new idea for chick unwere whip up in minutes. >> from emmy nominated chef and author of a book. good morning. it is good to see you. >> good morning. >> good morning. >> i like to say, such a huge fan. >> i'm a fan of your food. >> going to feed you. >> what are we making today? >> so today i'm going to make you fast and fabulous and also healthy and delicious, too. it's my honey hoisin chicken thighs. >> ooh. i love chicken thighs. >> so good and so easy. basically, all the ingredients are here. juicy chicken thighs, skin on, bone in. the hoisin sauce. >> hmm. >> and sweet and salty. >> yes! >> honey, light duck soy.
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light for the sauciness, dark for the color. this is going to boost you up. >> really simple. >> here's the facts. >> how simple? what people that are talented at cooking say. >> simple, doing it piece by piece. >> oh! >> here you go. a nice bag there. >> all of it? >> dump all of it in. so the ginger. chi chilli, mount it at least an hour. 15, 20 minutes. the flavors are rich and all of the flavors are going to go in. >> how delicious. >> fast and fabulous. you could use chicken thighs. you can use, like, you know, pork ribs. you could use pork tenderloins. >> all-around marinade? >> all-around and fabulous. give it a nice squish in there. >> i want to do that part. >> that's fun. >> then put that in the pan? >> exactly. this is already marinaded.
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simple, pour it out like that. and then -- >> so delicious. >> really good. >> lay it out there andhe oven boil, as we say bake. bake half an hour 350 degrees and be delicious. >> under the broiler a little to crisp it up? >> to crisp up the skin at the end. come over here, guys. >> it smells so good! >> to go with it really delicious kale. kale is so good. fum of vitamin c, going give you a boost and it's in season. >> i wouldn't say it's that great -- >> okay. and -- >> be light -- >> when you combine it with that chicken. >> yes. >> but if i'm cooking with it, i don't know. >> so we get a pan or wok nice and hot and then give the oil a swirl. >> i love it. >> isn't it great? you're my kind of girl. we're going to fry some garlic, some onion, chili, a little
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spice. >> a nice kick. >> yes. we're making like a green onion oil. a little bit more oil there and some salt just to season that up. >> okay. that kale, i'll eat it. >> yes. and then what you do, at the end, a nice little hit of some chicken stalk or vegetable stalk, like a sauceiverdi, put it on chicken, put it on fish. i'll add a little there. serve that with the chicken. what we're doing, we go ahead, keep a little back in the wok. we're going to add -- >> oh. >> and we're going wilt it down. >> add the kale. >> you've won me over. okay. >> what we do is to cook that down we add a little bit of water, just to create some steam. >> okay. >> and hear that sizzle? >> yeah. that's great. >> flashing, exactly what you need. so that's it. you just cook it for about a minute or two. cook down. and then, there you are. voila. so fast and fabulous.
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>> that is amazing. >> when you coming over? [ laughter ] >> a little over here to try. >> okay. so there it is. this is all done for you. >> wow. >> well, okay. >> how quick was that? >> ching, thank you so much. >> i'm trying it. >> so fantastic and, of course, all of our "today" food recipes coming up, kelly will help us get into the holiday spirit with a christmas classic. you don't want to miss her performance after this message. ♪ eyes open? good. because it's here. cue the confetti. say hi to xiidra, lifitegrast ophthalmic solution. xiidra is the first prescription eye drop solution approved to treat the signs and symptoms of dry eye. so give your eye doctor a ring, and your eyes just might thank you. one drop in each eye, twice a day. the most common side effects of xiidra include eye irritation, discomfort or blurred vision
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but pantene is making my hair practically unbreakable. whenever i try to grow out my hair, strands always break off. the pro-v formula makes every inch stronger. so i can love my hair longer. strong is beautiful. pantene. >> announcer: the citi concert series on "today" is proudly presented to you by citi. kelly clarkson has been a fabulous co-host all morning, but we can't have a grammy-winning superstar without a performance, and she's got a song to get us all in the holiday spirit. so, kelly what are you going to sing for us? >> i'm goin' to sing "white christmas" right now.
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>> okay. take it away. >> thank you. ♪ i'm dreaming of a white christmas just like the ones i used to know ♪ where the treetops glisten ♪ and children listen ♪ to hear sleigh bells in the snow ♪ oh, i'm dreaming of a white christmas ♪ with every christmas card i write ♪
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may your days be merry and bright ♪ ♪ and may all your christmases be white ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ oh,
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♪ oh i'm dreaming of a white christmas ♪ ♪ with every christmas card i write ♪ ♪ may your days be merry and bright ♪ ♪ and may all your christmases be white ♪ >> that was terrific. doing a little weather in your christmas song. i like it. well, we take a look, you can see a lot of wet weather in the week ahead, starting down in the gulf, a wintry mix in the pacific northwest, and heavier snow through the northern plains. as we move into the midweek period, the wet weather exits the northeast, mid-atlantic
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states, rain and mountain snow out west. showerymixy weather with some snow in there in the mid-plains. wet weather down through the gulf. as we get to the end of the week, snow showers around the great lakes. more mountain snows and rain in the pacific northwest. with plenty of sunshine through the gulf. good morning, i am meteorologist kari hall. a lot of clouds in the bay area and even some dense fog. some peeks of sunshine today. right now it is 53 degrees in san jose and 48 at livermore and concord. we'll have a day of temperatures right about average for this time of the year. a mix of sun and clouds for breezy winds, we are seeing some peeks of sun, we won't see the rain until late wednesday night, we'll be tracking cooler temperatures this week. >> and that is your latest weather. just ahead, a face you're going to be seeing a lot of from her
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it's a busy month for actress greta gerwig. >> plays nancy tuckerman, jackie onass onassis' best friend. >> and playing a punk artist in the 1970s. greta, nice to meet you. >> thank you. good morning. >> good morning. most considering it blessing to have one big movie coming out and you've got two this year. >> two very different ones. >> yes. and two different decades and incredibly lucky this year and both directors are great and performances, annette bening, natalie portman, doing work of their careers and i get to watch it. amazing to be around it, really. >> we were talking about annette
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bening. this movie "20th century women," able to just be in her energy space and learn from her. >> i know. yes. i mean, she's incredible. so intelligent, and they both are, and bring it to their characters. like her, her sheer -- yeah, her smarts come through in every character she plays. i keep saying she should be -- in england you can become a dame? we should make that for just annette bening. >> such a sexy thing. being so intelligent. intelligent roles, it's sexy. >> yeah. >> one of the things you loved about taking on this role, not only acting, hanging out doing press? >> yeah. ooi i'm always -- she's a mom of four. done incredible work. done theater and film. i feel like she's just a person i aspire to be. i want to be that kind of actress. >> and surrounding yourself with the best, to be the best. >> yeah. exactly. >> absolutely. >> you mentioned natalie portman
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in the movie "jackie" we've seen and fell -- it's absolutely brilliant. and being able to have as kelly mentioned this range if the movie with annette to this. >> yes. carrying your own. >> yeah, no. it was -- as an actress you have little control over what movies come your way. two great directors and two great parts, you think, i'm done. solid the next two years. i'm fine. >> in "jackie" you play nancy tuckerman. >> tuckerman. >> yeah. her lifelong best friend. what did you learn about their relationship to help you understand that time period in her life? >> nancy tuckerman is still alive, but i didn't get to talk to her. she's very behind-the-scenes. never wrote a book, never gave an interview. known her since she was 5. >> a friend? >> yeah. >> she wrote the press release when jackie died. that's loyalty. i hung on to, in their year
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books it said, where are you most likely to be found, nancy wrote, laughing with jackie, and jackie wrote, laughing with tucki. i thought -- >> a lot of guesswork? you didn't get to meet her? >> hanging on to little pieces i felt was evocative, that was one of her and even her silence says everything. she didn't ever go to the media with any information. >> her character. >> totally. always in the back of the photos. i loved her, without knowing her. >> nancy tuckerman. >> and i have nancy tuckermans in my world. >> yeah. >> in this day and age of everyone spilling the beans. >> it's hard. >> and she has the story. >> but totally keeps it inside. >> i love that. >> it was great. in "20th century women," my character loves annette like a mother. annette's like her surrogate mother and then in "jackie," i love and worship natalie, and i feel that way about both of
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these women. so i didn't have to, like -- >> i love that. >> make that up. it was just there. >> terrific. greta gerwig, thank you so much. and "20th century women" hits theaters on christmas day. "jackie" is in select theaters now and we should also mention, because we get paid for this, "jackie" was writen by noah oppenheim, happens to be executive in charge of "today." cha ching! back in a moment. first, this is "today" on nbc. it is true! it is true.
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our 23rd annual toy drive is in full swing. earlier this morning celebrities elves were on the plaza collecting toys from our fantastic crowd. thank you so much for bringing your gifts. here to tell us about today's donation is president of shed rain. good morning. >> i brought the rain. >> and something to deal with the rain. i love this.
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tell us about your donation? >> today shed rain is giving $150,000 of umbrellas for adults and children. today i brought a fun and festive umbrella. >> i love this. the trend, the clear umbrellas, low-keep obsess, high-keep obsess with this. how long have you worked with the company? >> i grew up in the company. >> whole life? >> whole life. >> open the umbrella. i told you, he has enough leverage. >> we are not superstitious people. doing this 70 years. the company is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year. >> congratulations. actually i got under the umbrella. someone just screamed, no! you know what's always sunny? the voice of kelly clarkson. >> hi, kelly. how are you? >> are you superstitious, kelly -- >> um -- yes. >> coming down to the plaza bring a toy for a child up to age 18 or donate online the website has all the details.
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thank you to everyone who's already donating and thank you to those who will join in and contribute. >> we have been so much fun. thank you, kelly. >> thank you. >> second annual miracle on broadway coming up friday, december 16th? >> a bunch of artists get together and raise money. the street is on broadway. so it's "miracle on broadway" tickets on sale now. >> benefits four different nonprofit groups. >> we pick four every year. >> you have been a joy. >> i was so nervous but i feel i did all right. >> and up next, kathie lee and hoda. and your local news. you want to sing "singing in the rain"? >> we have to pay for i'm ...
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our breaking news: ==vo== authorities now put the number of confirmed deaths in friday > good morning, it is 9:56 on your wednesday, i am sam brock. authorities has the number of confirmed death of 36 members.
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11 victims have been identified. recoveries are on hold. >> good morning, i am meteorologist kari hall, it is cooler in the north bay as you head out. 30s to lower 40s. patchy fog there and milder air for the coast and inner bay in the low 50s. we'll have highs reaching to 60 degrees with increasing clouds and winds. it will turn cooler as we turn into late tonight. gusty winds and we are expecting showers moving in late wednesday. over to mike, how is it looking on the road way? >> looks like a typical december. an earlier clearing. south is the last of the slow down, there was a fender bender, adx managing juror concern and lighter flow here.
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and we talked about patchy dense fog. back to you. this is 101. happening now, a live look from our news truck, mass cam showing the scene of the open fire. you can see what remains of the charred roof that collapsed below there. there is the bart train going by. engineers are assessing the warehouse, we'll vhave updates for you in 30 minutes.
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>> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with kathie lee gifford and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. hello, everybody. hope you had a wonderful weekend. it's fun day monday, december 5th. we don't care in it's monday around here. >> we doan. >> that's "working girl" by train. >> love train. >> does that mean what it means? or are we working girls? >> i think we're working girls. >> a hot show to kick off your week. guess who's here? >> who? >> taylor kinney, heating up "chicago fire," of course, and now fans ket fired up seeing him in an all new place and we'll find out where. >>nd


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