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whatever you do is gorgeous to me. >> that's what's happening "today in the bay." we'll be back for a live local news update. >> join us for the news at 11:00. have a great day. good morning. breaking overnight, a very messy christmas. snow, nasty winds and bone-chilling temperatures making holiday travel a nightmare. a jetblue plane, skidding off the tarmac in boston. that white christmas enjoyed by millions making the road home a lot tougher this morning. working holiday. >> melania and i am delighted to wish america and the entire world a very merry christmas. >> president trump's message to the country as he vows to get right back to work. what's next on the president's agenda? many happy returns. after a season of record
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breaking sales, get ready for a new round of bargains. what you need to know to make the process as painless as possible. all that, plus a holiday fireworks display gone wrong. meghan markle turns heads with the royal family. and a surprise proposal on the rock center ring. that doesn't go as planned. giving new meaning to taking the plunge. "today," de kwt" tuesday, decem, 2017. >> from nbc news, this is "today," live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and welcome to "today." thanks for joining us on this tuesday morning. savannah and hoda have the morning off. that guy, swept her off her feet. >> she was lost in the moment. right there, she goes for a kiss. and then -- weak in the knees. we're going to come up with all
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sorts of phrases to use. >> we will. how was your christmas? >> very, very nice. >> it was very nice, as well. we'll get to more of that in a moment. let's get to our top story. christmas wishes of snow came true for millions, from the northwest to new england. that's the good news. the bad news, it's making travel very tricky, with treacherous road conditions and flight cancellations and delays. dylan is standing by. we're going to get to her forecast in a moment. ron allen is at boston's logan airport. good morning. >> reporter: happy holidays to you. some 3,000 flight delays and 100 cancellations. here at logan airport, the conditions got so bad at one point, they had to close the airport down. no takeoffs or landings for abhoan hour or so. and for jetblue passengers arriving last night, it was a rough landing. a blanket of snow for much of
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the nation's midsection. and a white christmas from chicago, to seattle to boston. the storm causing a disaster. a jetblue plane, sliding off of the taxiway, after landing late monday. the passengers aboard from savannah, taken by bus to the terminal. in a statement, jetblue said, no injuries have been reported at this time. logan closed runways earlier and grounded flights temporarily because of zero visibility. crews unable to clear the falling snow. winter storm was pounding the region, with reports of thunder snow in the northeast, and rare blizzard warnings in maine and new hampshire. >> the roads are a luittle roug. >> reporter: some of the roughest conditions on the coast. winds up to 65 miles per hour on cape cod and the islands. 6,000 homes left without power. in parts of pennsylvania, that
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familiar winter wallop, lake-effect snow, blanketing erie county, making driving treacherous. scattered accidents and spinouts across the country, with some vehicles sliding off the roads. >> i hope everybody is where they're supposed to be already. less people on the road, the better. >> reporter: that jetblue plane did a 180, spinning all the way around. no one was injured. things are back to normal here at logan airport here. only a few scattered delays reported. traffic should be scattered throughout the week ahead. that should make things better. the other problem, plunging temperatures. here in boston, the temperature is not going to break freezing until in the new year. >> ron allen, thank you. let's talk about the snow and ice. is it far from over? dylan is tracking what's next. dylan? >> the ice is going to be around
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for a while. it will get very, very cold. windchills are even colder. we have an arctic blast that's pouring into the northeast. marquette, michigan, 29 below. pittsburgh, the windchill is 3. because of that cold air crossing over the great lakes, that's where we're seeing a lot of our snowy troubles right now. we have steady streams of snow coming off of lake ontario and lakeer erie. six inches of snow fell in just one hour. that makes things dangerous on the roads. we're looking at lake-effect snow warns. the bands of snow continue to set up. the areas like syracuse, erie, pennsylvania, buffalo, all expected to see snowfall rates of two inches per hour. we could see 18 inches in several areas. that puts the storm total over about three feet of snow.
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that's 36 inches of snow, due to this lake-effect snow that's going to stick around to probably wednesday or thursday. >> three feet of snow. president trump is avoiding that winter weather, spending the week at his mar-a-lago estate in florida, as he wraps up his first year in office. and the president says he's looking ahead to year number two. garrett haake is in west palm beach for us. good morning. >> reporter: hey, craig, good morning. the president and the first family had a pretty quiet christmas day. so quiet, in fact, the president only tweeted three times, all of them about the holiday. but the last tweet suggesting today would be a pivot on this working vacation back towards white house work. a silent night on christmas at mar-a-lago, punctuated by a single tweet. i hope everyone is having a great christmas. tomorrow, it's back to work in order to make america great again, which is happening faster .
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the first couple also out with a video christmas message on twitter. >> our fellow americans, melania and i are delighted to wish america and the entire world a very merry christmas. >> on his working vacation here the president spoke with deployed service members on christmas eve. >> we want to thank you very much. then he and the first lady surprised nearly two dozen children with phone calls. >> santa moves very quickly. >> reporter: now the president prepares to shift focus to his new year's resolutions, including an infrastructure bill to be unveiled next month. >> both democrats and republicans say their infrastructure is crumble, and we need to fix it. >> reporter: but the white house's work to reform immigration laws next year may have been made more complicated by a new report. nigerians would never re their huts after living in the u.s. the white house tells nbc news
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cabinet members in that meeting denied -- treasury secretary steven hnuchin received an unwanted delivery. >> look at that stuff. what is it? >> a los angeles man leaving a gift-wrapped package of horse manure at his bel air home. >> this new tax law that's going to kick millions of people off of health care, i felt like i needed to do something that was equally absurd. >> and, guys, the president is up this morning and tweeting, putting new items on the agenda for 2018. a short time ago he wrote "based on the fact that the very unfair and unpopular individual mandate has been terminated as part of our tax cut bill, which essentially repeals over time obama care, the democrats and republicans will eventually come together and develop a great new health care plan. craig and chanel, one more item on an ambitious agenda for the president in 2018. >> garrett, thank you. >> there's much more to get to
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this morning, including a money-saving move that the united nations. nikki haley announced over the weekend that the u.s. has negotiated a $285 million cut in the u.n.'s budget for the next two years. she didn't specify how that would affect the u.s. contribution, but haley said inefficiency and over spending at the world body are well known. she added that she would not let the generosity of the american people be taken advantage of. teehere was a deadly weeken typhoon in the philippines. at least 160 people were confirmed dead, and that is a number that is expected to climb. heavy rainfall unleashed mudslides and caused dams to burst into southern parts of the country. nearly 100,000 people spent christmas day in evacuation shelters. many of their homes were washed away. forecasters had expected the storm to hit vietnam overnight, but it failed to make landfall. it's been a working holiday for crews battling the historic and devastating wildfires in
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southern california. 1,500 firefighters spent christmas on the frontlines with much of their effort focused on the state's largest wildfire on record. nbc's steve patterson has the latest. steve, good morning. >> chanel, good morning to you. firefighters here are exhausted. more than 1,500 men and women on the frontlines battling this blaze away from their families now for weeks, but on christmas day the community came through in a big way. >> reporter: this morning a little christmas comfort on the frontlines. >> merry christmas. >> reporter: in southern california firefighters are engaged in a relentless battle pushing back against the fire for weeks. now away from their families for the holidays. >> my very first fire season, so, yes, first time working on christmas. >> reporter: and on christmas day at base camp the community coming together. >> during the holidays when they have to work, they have to work. >> reporter: a family in the fire zone providing warm meals to fire crews with a festive feel. >> just makes you feel better.
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makes you put a smile on your face. >> reporter: also working the holiday, therapy dogs from the animal assistant crisis response organization helping spread a little holiday cheer to the tired and emotionally drained fire crews. the thomas fire burning since december 4th has killed two and destroyed more than 1,000 homes and businesses. it's now the largest wildfire in california history. crews have been working around the clock. hundreds of hours through the holidays to keep it contained. this photo of a few county firefighters pushed past the point of exhaustion. now viral. social media buzzing with support. >> it's so great. you know, community cares for us, and i appreciate this. we all do. you have no idea. >> reporter: a tireless fight far from home. crews here hope they're now close to knocking out. >> look, the fire is 86% contained now, but you're talking about something that is 280,000 acres large.
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fire officials don't expect full containment for at least another few weeks, which means the battle here rages on beyond the new year. chanel, back to you. >> thanks. for so many families. thank you. now for the yearly post-holiday rush to the malls. return season is getting underway this morning for anyo . here's nbc business correspondent jillian kent. >> reporter: with the retail rush behind us and gift exchange -- >> this is the best christmas ever! >> reporter: retailers are also giving thanks for strong consumer spending this year. retail sales dropped more than 4% over last year according to estimates. on-line shopping spiking 24% over the holiday season. >> people have gone out in droves and spent a lot of money this holiday season. >> reporter: and now it is the season for returns. if santa didn't check everything off your list this year, you're not alone. almost two-thirds of americans made a return last holiday
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season, but before you take back your unwanted gifts, retail experts recommend for electronics, especially don't open the box. keep the original packaging. leave tags intact and don't use the gift. hang on to receipts. many retailers won't allow exchanges or returns without them. check store return policies before taking an item back. some have limited return windows or only offer store credit. make sure to bring your id. for an extra hand, free apps like slice detect your on-line purchases using the e-receipts in your e-mail box. shopify arrive has map-based location tracking for your orders. paribus goes a step further tracking your orders and watching for any reduction in price after you buy. if it detects a price drop, it will file a claim with the retailer to get your money back. paribus also automatically requests money back if your shipment arrives late. >> the growth in e-commerce has been so rapid that for many people they don't know their protections that they have, and
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they buy things on-line. given that 2 billion packages are estimated to be shipped this year, we estimate 60 million will be late and stores not responding to the fact that so many more people are buying on-line and they are making these guarantees and do have policies in and practices to protect you. >> reporter: still have items on your wish list? do not fear. some of the best deals are yet to come. this week and next are the best times to buy clothing or cash in your gift cards. wait until january or the weekend before the super bowl for the best price on a tv. more chances to find that perfect gift long after santa is gone. jolene kent, nbc news, washington. now for something we showed you at the top of the show. washington. now, to something we showed you at the top of the show. dozens of people are being treated for injuries after a fireworks accident in cuba. it happened at a festival, where rival neighborhoods hold a fireworks competition. it draws thousands of tourists.
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officials are investigating what went wrong. but some of the rockets shot off in the wrong direction, exploding too close to the crowds. dylan is back for a look at the rest of the country's forecast. it's cold all over america. >> it is. all of the snow and ice we had recently will stay put. let's look at the lake-effect snow. we have that expected to continue for the next several days because the air is very cold, crossing over the frozen lakes. water temperatures are about 35 degrees. there's the little bands of snow. we have snowy weather through nebraska and kansas. we are not looking at a whole lot of accumulation. but if you're driving through those areas, it will be windy ♪ [ laughter ] ♪ [ male announcer ] for tim and richard smucker, giving a gift of their family's delicious jam
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always made the holidays just a little bit sweeter. we forgot to put our names on them! richard, i think they'll know who it's from. ♪ thank you boys. you're welcome. you're welcome. [ male announcer ] happy holidays from our family to yours. i love christmas! good morning, i'm meteorologist, kari hall. it's a chilly start on the day after christmas. we have had some mid-30s in the tri-valley. right now, we are at 36 degrees. as you step out the door in san francisco, 46 degrees and freezing temperatures along with fog in the north bay. there may be icy spots on the roads. as we warm up today, it's going to reach the low 60s. in san jose, a high of 63 degrees and 64 in livermore. >> and that's your latest forecast. >> thank you. coming up, an inside look at
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meghan markle's christmas debut with the royal family. look at that hat. >> love it. we both love it. >> we're live at kensington palace. why microsoft is pushing for a pass word-free future. first, this is "today" on nbc.
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flowers are being placed outsid good morning, it's 7:26, i'm marcus washington. flowers are being placed outside the chp off sises in hayward for the chp officer killed in the line of duty. 33-year-old officer camilleri was killed christmas eve. they were parked along 880 in hayward when a suspected dui hit them. a bell ceremony will be held in honor of officer camilleri. the suspect, who had not been identified remains in the hospital with serious injuries. a cool start as a lot of people head back to wark. if you are able to enjoy, it is going to be a beautiful afternoon. get outside, it will be in the
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low 60s. san francisco, 58 degrees. more sunshine and cool mornings over the next several days, even as we head into the weekend. we go from mid-60s today to upper 60s for the weekend. new year's day, as of now, looks dry. we will see more clouds moving in. let's get an update on the morning commute from mike. >> it is a pleasure to bring you this. look at the green sensors in motion. they are working. they are functioning. at the bottom, a tiny bit of slowing as they move through los gatos. eastbound 80, at the treasure island off ramp, one lane is blocked. obviously, no slowing there. it's a counter commute. westbound, the commute is not showing problems. it is my pleasure to show you this live view of the bay bridge toll plaza this tuesday at 7:27, no back ups. haven't had metering lights all morning long. >> thanks, mike. i'll have another update for you in a half hour. happening now...
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♪ . 7:30 now on this day after christmas, december 26, 2017. the tree at rockefeller center shining bright here in manhattan. >> that was one of the most popular destinations. we're going to get outside in just a bit. we'll start the half hour with a check of the headlines including weather worries for post christmas travelers. holiday mess. >> roads are a little rough, but i don't remember the last time we had a white christmas. >> that snowy christmas americans hoped for now turning into a nightmare for millions traveling back home and back to work. many waking up to dangerous
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roads, flight delays and cancellations including a mess in boston after a jet blue plane skids off the tarmac. >> we want to thank you very much. >> president trump's christmas message to troops. and surprising nearly two dozen children with phone calls along with the first lady. >> taking a bite out of apple. iphone x because of lack luster demand. >> ♪ i flip ♪ >> farewell, actress heather minz zi's urich. passes away at 68. >> and falling in love. a marriage proposal when the bride to be says yes and falls on the ice. today, tuesday, december 26, 2017. so we're having all sorts of
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saying. weak in the knees, swept off her feet. >> we need a couple more. >> here's the thing. when you get engage the you have to have a great story. >> and this caption on video for all to see. >> we are pleased to report she did say yes and did not break bones. now to a holiday debut that the world is still buzzing about. meghan markle stepping out monday for her first christmas with the royals. kelley, good morning. >>reporter: hey, this was a big deal. the queen making an exception so meghan markle could spend christmas with harry and the rest of the family, a far cry from christmas in l.a. freezing temperature, fancy hats and royal protocol. it's a royal first. meghan markle spending christmas with the queen, an honor usually reserved for family and spouses,
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not fiance savees. >> prince phillip leading the way. the big moment, the queen and the curtsy. meghan getting guidance. >> prince harry, just as william helped kate with the hopes, she will also have the duchess of cambridge's help. she knows a little bit of what it feel the like to marry in from the outside. >> prince harry and meghan engage the just a few weeks ago said they wanted to hit the ground running, and they have. on the first royal work trip together, just days after sitting down for the first interview. >> we're a fantastic team. >> their engagement photos showing a modern couple in love. >> the queen is absolutely die lighted that prince harry's found the one, that she and her husband are around to witness a
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wedding. >>. ♪ >> my own family often gather round to watch television as they are at this moment. >> six decades on, the presenter has evolved some what. >> the queen in her traditional christmas day speech, now in its 60th year, talked about family. >> as we enjoy spending time this christmas, with our family. and look forward to welcoming new members into it next year. >> william and kate will welcome baby number three in april, and in may, wedding bells add windsor castle where they will tie the knot in front of an expect the massive tv audience, judging from the crowds of the first royal christmas together, the british public approves. the first christmas of many to come for meghan markle. today, it's boxing day, an extension of the chrkr christma holiday. another day to spend with
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family. we understand harry and meghan will be spending their boxing day with william, kate and the kids. >> thank you. i have to say yesterday my instagram feed was exploding with pictures. and they looked at meghan's hat, bag, shoes. >> i'm not even into fashion, and to see how she puts it together is fascinating. >> i do like that hat. >> i don't know the queen personally, but i feel like she looks extra happy these days. >> i'm sure she is. there's the hat. you probably can't buy that at target. how are we looking out there? >> we have interesting video out of lake superior area, and take a look at this. this is -- you see the fog coming off of the great lakes. this is watching lake effect snow happening. water temperature's at 35. air temperature 9 below. so you have the warm air over the water raising up into the
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clouds. it's really a cool time lapse off lake superior there actually watching that happen. now i'm show it to you in graphic form. so, take a look at the great lakes. you have that frigid air crossing over the unfrozen great lakes. until they freeze, this is a phenomenon we'll see most likely through the rest of this month and january. so it dumps that snow after it picks it up off the water. it dumps at the heavy snow. that's what are with h. we're seei seeing especially off lake ontario. some areas with three feet of snow. we're still looking at an additional 12 to 18 inches of snow likely. that's going to make roads treacherous in this area. the slippery and windy into parts of kansas and missouri. keep in mind the roads are going to be slippery with
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good morning, i'm meteorologist, kari hall. very sunny and mild today. it starts out cool, but then we are heading into the upper 50s in san francisco and low 60s for the inland areas. livermore, a high of 64 there. 63 in san jose and morgan hill. the north bay, low 60 ds. it is a spare the air day. no wood burning and the air will be unhealthy for the north bay. and that's your latest forecast. >> all right. thank you. coming up here on the day after christmas morning, an interesting post holiday debate. is christmas eve actually better than christmas day? >> also ahead on pop star we have the roundup of how the stars spend the holidays. >> then a real life this is us, the touching story of one family who connects with the show in a special way. >> first, do you hate having to
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now you an talk to a doctor online and get free shipping at back now at 7:42 with one of the most annoying parts of the digital living. the endless list of user names and passwords. >> nbc's stephanie gosk seeing what they're doing to put an end to this crisis of sorts. >> good morning, guys. they're impossible to keep track of and up to date. imagine how nice it would be to live in a world without passwords. that utopia is hardly out of reach. there's a big push to get there. passwords are the most vulnerable part of your computer systems. our computers are under attack. all across the world, 1 million victims a day. outside of seattle, tech giant
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microsoft keeps track of cyber crime at its own internal lab. >> 81% of the data theft was related to user name password because you have a pretty good idea of mag tute of tnitude of problem. >> did you get any bad guys? >> without going into specifics? >> yes. the hacking community has grown both in size and sophistication, the techniques used. goes back to why it was so important to solve the problem. >> microsoft is one of a handful companies pushing hard to scrap passwor passwords. >> people use very simple passwords that are easy to guess, or using sophisticated computers are very easy to crack. >> according to a recent study, in 2016k the most popular password was 123, 456, with more than 8 p % of people using the
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same weak password. what's more, half of tech users write their pass words down on paper. leaving an estimated 24 billion intelligent devices over the next two years exposed. this is the envisioning center. >> julia white is the president of the cloud platform. >> basically using you as the password, your face, finger print, in some cases a heart beat to say you are who you are. >> she and her team are working to make passwords a thing of the past. >> you're going to look at the camera. taking three00 different points. that's it. >> show me what happens when you walk up and try to get into my laptop. >> it's going to -- nope. it's not logging me in. >> but the same haircut. >> biometrics are already being iced z on laptops and cell phones like the iphone x. ♪ >> but the goal, she says, is to
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access everything, from banging to brooks brothers, without ever typing another password. >> it's better. from a security perspective, it's gone because it's a better experience rather than having to worry about forgetting my password. i am the pass word. >> a lot of people are going to want to know can it be stolen? security people will never say nothing's possible. >> experts say it won't be long until they're completely obsolete. but caution cyber criminals are incredibly savvy. this is a cat and mouse game. they recommend using two types of authentication. wouldn't that be amazing? >> yes. i thought the thumbprint was good enough. >> productivity would go through the roof because we'd have that hour or so we spend every week trying to recall our passwords. >> be honest, who rights them
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down? >> oh, please. it says passwords with you will a of them. >> thank you. all right. let's head over to dylan to see what's happening. >> fun and traditions. we'll show you how we spent our holidays. first these messages. this time next year, we're gonna be sitting on an egg. i think we're getting close! make a u-turn... u-turn? recalculating... man, we are never gonna breed. just give it a second. you will arrive in 92 days. nah, nuh-uh. nope, nope, nope. you know who i'm gonna follow? my instincts. as long as gps can still get you lost, you can count on geico saving folks money. i'm breeding, man. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. you're so cold, come in!
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welcome back. dylan has double-duty this morning, covering for al and carson. dylan, you're flashing all the way back to christmas. >> going way back, guys. we hope you had a very merry christmas and happy holidays. we thought we would share with you some of our favorite celebrations. let's go up to space. starting at the international space station, the astronauts kicked off festivities with a screening of "star wars: the last jedijedi," complete with d bags. looks like santa does deliver in space. back here on earth, we had a great time, too. savannah and company rocked the matching p.j.s. hoda was smiling by the christmas tree. and jenna bush hager with her family, taking that yearly
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selfie with her dad, former president george w. bush in the middle. here's al's delicious christmas eve dinner. and carson's bloody mary bar, open for business. carson is sleeping that one off. there's craig's family in matching p.j.s. and looks like she got a train for christmas. >> she did. we became the family that we used to mock, as well, in matching p.j.s. >> i love it, though. sheinelle, your family got into the holiday spirit. nice and dressed up for christmas. >> did you have another child? that's my godson. >> look at the smiles. they were so happy. >> it was a good day. >> here's calvin. >> oh, no. >> i guess he didn't like being dressed up like santa. it was the end of a very long christmas eve. he did get some presents, too. >> he got cheerios, too? >> that's all that matters. happy holidays to everyone.
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good tuesday morning, i'm meteorologist, kari hall. a clear and cool start. let's get a live look outside san francisco. it is 56 degrees. grab a coat as you head out. we have had freezing temperatures. look at this, the north bay, 30 degrees. 29 in fairfield and one degree above freezing in napa. highs will reach the upper 50s and low 60s. we will see more of this weather over the next several days. the seven day forecast keeps it dry and warmer in time for the weekend and the end of 2017. we'll be in the upper 60s inland. let's get an update on the morning commute from mike. >> we are looking over here, green all around the bay. enjoy it, folks. we have one issue out of san francisco on to treasure island. eastbound 80, the lower deck, the exit ramp is closed because
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of that disabled rig. it has not affected the flow of traffic on either side of the bridge. it's a good drive. look at the toll plaza. a nice, easy drive. that is a live picture. the south bay, it is moving as well. no problems. that's how light it is on the roadways. a smooth, easy drive around the bay today. a build upcoming to midday, but right now, not a problem. >> thanks, mike. a memorial is growing outside the chp offices for the officer killed in the line of duty. officer camilleri was killed when a drunk driver struck the suv the officer and his partner were in. it happened on 880 in hayward. a bell ringing ceremony is planned tomorrow in honor of officer cam lailleri. sales rose nearly 5% through christmas eve. more news in a half hour. duty. plus--
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we )re tracking the forecast and your morning commute-- as people head back to work after the christmas holiday. join us tomorrow-- from 4:30 to 7.
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it's 8:00 on "today." coming up, winter weather warning. snow, ice and blistering cold winds across the country, creating treacherous road conditions and canceling flights nationwide. how will that white christmas impact your travel plans? we'll have the latest. plus, let the returns begin. what you need to know when taking back those sweaters and slacks that don't fit just right. and the postholiday deals you won't want to miss. and star-studded christmas. from miley cyrus to mariah carey. we have the scoop on how your favorite celebrities spent their holiday, "today" tuesday,
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december 26th, 2017. it's your first time in new york city. who do you want to say hi to? >> hi, grandma and grandpa. >> from 432 to 212. >> hi. >> these guys are in new york for the first time to see iowa football. >> go, hawks. >> we found some clemson fans. >> today is a great day to be a tiger. >> what are you doing on the plaza today? >> we came all the way from atlanta to celebrate lauren's 18th birthday. ♪ welcome back to "today." i'm craig melvin, alongside sheinelle jones. savannah and hoda off today. we're going to be outside in a bit. >> my favorite moments of the show. there's a lot going on this morning. let's get right to your news at 8:00. a snowy christmas is giving way to plunging temperatures and
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dangerous travel conditions on the way home. ron allen is at logan airport in boston. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, sheinelle. terrifying moments for the passengers aboard a jetblue flight, arriving around 7:00 p.m. the flight landed safely. then, the passengers said the plane was skidding as it made its way to the terminal, fish tailing and doing a 180. the passengers were put on to buses and taken to the terminal. jetblue said there were no passengers injured in all this. a tough day at logan. at one point, they had to close the airport down, because of the zero visibility. no takeoffs or landings for about an hour or so. it was the first white christmas here in boston in nearly 14 years. a white christmas for much of the country's northern section, from the northwest to the northeast, feet of snow out west and inches of snow here in the northeast. thousands of flights delayed and
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about 100 canceled. we're hoping that looking ahead things are going back to normal here at boston logan, things are back to normal. across the country, only . hopefully the week leading up to new year's will be a lot easier. >> making progress. thank you. >> president trump is working on his political agenda for the new year while spending the holiday in florida. nbc's reporter traveling with the president. >> reporter: good morning. the president's working vacation here in palm beach will tilt a little bit back towards work today after spending most of the weekend on some of the ceremonial duties. he spoke with service members, took calls from children on christmas eve. on christmas day almost entirely off the grid except for a tweet last night saying he would be back to work today and this morning another tweet from the president essentially declaring victory for having repealed the
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individual mandate in president obama's health care law and tax bill cut that passed. the president said there could be a bipartisan fix in the future. that adds to a landry liundry l. all of this takes place in the background of the russia investigations continuing in washington. the president fired off some tweets targeting a few senior fbi officials. that's the kind of thing that could give the white house headaches. >> thanks. there's been no break for firefighters battling the largest wildfire in california history. the thomas fire near ventura has been burning since yeearly december. some 1500 firefighters worked around the clock. it's destroyed more than 1,000 homes and businesses, it's almost 90% contained but could take another two weeks to fully extinguish.
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>> we usually hoda's morning boost. we couldn't resist sharing this. a mother unwraps what she thought was her christmas gift. seems a little confused. turns out to be a mirror but the real present was in the reflection standing behind her. [ screaming ] >> that's her daughter. she managed to make it home early for christmas. >> i just got chills. >> when she was trying to be nice about the mirror, saying thanks. >> no. no. look in it. >> those videos never get old. >> much more ahead this morning on "today" including the guide to holiday returns and the post christmas seals that you want to take advantage of. >> this is us as a fan favorite. the story line hits close to home for one couple. >> plus the wonderful and sometimes wild ways that the
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brought to you by rocket mortgage, by quicken loans. apply quickly, understand fully, mortgage confidently. welcome back on this "today" after christmas. what's left? returns, of course. according to the annual commissions report, more than half of us receive one present we don't want each year. an estimated $16 billion will be wasted on unwanted gifts in 2017. so, if you're looking to exchange something today, our financial editor, jean chatzky is here, to walk you through the smartest way to do that. while at the mall, why not hit up big after-christmas sales. let's dig in and start with the returns. a lot of people are going to go to the store today. >> absolutely. the folks at "consumer world" do a survey of returns to find out which policies have changed. two biggies. macy's cut their return window from a full year to half a year. that should be plenty of time. >> it makes difference for
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people like me. i sit around thinking, i have a year. this is good to know. >> it's good to know. some items it's quicker, like apple products and high-end clothing. be careful of that. best buy added a 15% restocking fee on high-end cameras, drones and big appliances like ovens and fridges and things like that. >> it makes sense. if we look at the big picture, let's look at the general guidelines for holiday returns. >> generally, you do not have to rush. you shouldn't wait as long as possible. you're going to get about 15 days on average. but some stores start that 15-day clock today. some don't start it until the 1st of january. different items have different rules. stores have sliced and diced theirpolicies. the high-end items, they want them back quicker to clear them out again. almost every big retailer has their policy on their website.
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look at it before you go so you're not surprised. bring receipts with you. there's a lot of things you can buy at multiple stores and stores want to know, you actually got it there. if you don't have the receipt, ask your mom, ask aunt seuuzy. they want you to get the full value. you're not getting cash. you're going to get a gift card or a credit. >> can we talk about sales, now? if i return something, i end up shopping because of the big red signs. >> you're not alone. after christmas, we want to shop. and we want to shop for us. >> look at that. 42%. >> take advantage. we're buying things for us because we got gift cards. we want to put the gift cards to work. here's what you want to be looking for. first, clothing. you're going to get really, really good deals on coats, hats, gloves, scarves. >> i'm surprised the winter gear is on sale. it's cold. >> they need to move it out to bring the spring break stuff in.
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nordstrom's yearly sale starts today. holiday decorations. if you wanted one of the big inflatable things to put on your lawn, today is the day to buy it, as well as the -- >> you have the family pajamas. go all-in. >> and fitness gear. if your new year's resolution is to amp up the workout routine, today is the day to buy it. games that were published in october, november, december, are going to be on sale. >> really? that's good to know. any last-minute advice? >> yeah. it really still pays to compare prices. go on your go on your phone, do a little searching around before you decide where you're going to shop. >> good advice. happy shopping. >> you, too. >> do you shop, too? >> you know, i shop often and i shop fairly well. >> she's like a doctor, she has to eat healthy. >> i've got to do my best. >> thank you. over to dylan for a check of the weather. let's look at what's going on across the country, and it's
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all about cold. we have bitter cold with windchill warnings across the northern plains. windchills could reach 45 degrees below zero, and we've got that arctic air just pouring down from the north, so taking a look at some of our current temperatures, we've got them down below zero in fargo at 16 below, but the windchill is 35 below. 3 below right now in chicago. it feels like 19 degrees below zero. tomorrow morning not much better, 29 degrees below zero in international falls tomorrow morning. that's the actual air temperature. zero in chicago. it will feel like 14 below. 5 in parts, in binghamton, new york, where it will feel like it's 6 degrees below zero. and going through the week, morning lows will be staying in the single digits, even that's what's going on around the country. now here's a peek out your window. >> i guess we can't say what we're feeling in the north bay is cold this morning. we're at freezing or just below freezing. right now from santa rosa, to fairfield. just above freezing in the trivalley. san jose, 44 degrees starting
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out as you get ready to head out the door. as we look at our high temperatures today, it's going to be really nice, looking at some low to mid-60s. san francisco, expect a high of 59 degrees. 61 in oakland. 64 today in livermore. and if you're heading out the door, be sure to look for us on our sirius xm channel 108. >> all right, dylan, thank you. it's time to trend, ladies. are you ready to do it? >> let's do it. >> all right. here's what's trending on twitter this morning. #itsaboutsaidmanytimesmanways, #boxingday and #iwishwecouldall. this article from the bbc is titled "why i prefer christmas eve to christmas day. >> okay. >> the writer shares his own family's story, which inspired it, but it seems he's not alone in his preference, because twitter couldn't agree more. shane from the uk tweeting, "i'm more excited for the 24th
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because the hype for christmas is the its peak and it feels more christmasy than actual christmas day." another user agreeing, "log fire burning, candles lit, carols from kings on the radio, honey roast ham in the oven, waiting for the fam to arrive. oh, let's not forget kids on the ceiling with excitement. bliss." what do you guys prefer, christmas eve or christmas day? >> i get it. i understand the importance of christmas day being the pinnacle of the holiday. >> yeah. >> but we always did our biggest celebration on christmas eve. all the family gets together. everyone is so excited about it, and we drove back from boston on christmas day, so it certainly lost its luster. >> so yours is xas eve. >> it's the anticipation of all of it, right? >> how about you? >> i still say christmas morning is pretty amazing, at least right now because the kids are still excited. they get up at like 4:00 in the morning. >> yeah. >> we're like, no, you have to go back, please! and they were giggling and were up. the moon was still high in the sky, but i think that's sweet. what about you? >> i think it should be christmas eve and now i think
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it's christmas day because this is the first year that my boy was fully engaged. >> i love it. craig was saying the other day that he knows his name starts with a "d." >>. so, he recognizes "d" on, like, gifts. so he's like, oh, "d"! i'm like, no, that's "d" for daddy, that's for daddy and mommy. no, it's for dale. >> he wanted to unwrap everything. we asked our viewers to chime in on which they prefer. 56% -- >> wow. >> 56% said they like christmas eve better than christmas day. 44% say christmas day. the debate rages on. >> yeah, it makes complete sense. >> it does. i agree. >> i think so. >> should we pop? >> yes. let's do some "pop start" and we'll talk about how the stars spent christmas. and we have your full roundup. so let's get to it. serena williams shared this adorable photo of her celebrating her daughter, alexis' first christmas. do we have that picture for you, because it's adorable. >> there you go. >> that's a filter, right? >> snapchat. >> something. >> something. >> no, she really had those
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flowers. >> well, they match, so that's good. chrissy teigen and john legend and their daughter, luna, spent their christmas in the desert, their last as a family of three. so cute there. and the queen of christmas, mariah carey, instagramed a photo of her kids with santa and another picture of her and her dog in christmas jammies. christmas jammies all around. kate hudson got into the christmas spirit by singing christmas carols. take a look. ♪ let your heart be light ♪ from now on our troubles will be out of sight ♪ >> did you know kate hudson could sing? >> i didn't realize she was a singer! >> remember, she was on "glee" back in the day. no? >> i think. >> that was amazing! >> she had a cameo one time, didn't she? >> she may be wasting her talents. >> she did. >> christmas carols sound just the same in my house, so.
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>> no one believes that. >> not at all. gwen stefani slardhared a video her kids on christmas morning. santa set up a wrapping paper wall and they broke through to find their presents. >> genius. >> i love that idea. >> and we see blake shelton in the background. so they had a fun christmas, too. >> why were the kids dressed as lio lions? >> i don't have the details on that part. i just know the christmas wallpaper wall. >> no question, just like aw. >> they were dressed as lions and you're acting like that's normals. >> everything's kind of chaotic on christmas morning, so one more thing to add to the list. kevin hart's family, he usually spends christmas in aspen, but because they couldn't this year and they love snow, he brought the snow to them and gave them a white christmas in malibu. take ail look. >> daddy mo kicked in and i decided to bring aspen to my kids. see that there? look at my brother, look at my daughter, look at my son, and that's snow. snowman over there. i'm missing the christmas music! put the christmas music on,
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please! put the christmas -- ♪ >> there we go. >> christmas music! christmas music. >> i love that! >> when you have as much money as you do creativity. >> you can make it snow anywhere. >> i'm like, he has a "today" show budget, like we do on the plaza. >> that's awesome. and miley cyrus, billy ray and the rest of the family had a fun day at home, which included a christmas dance party. take a look at that. >> cute. ♪ merry christmas ♪ merry christmas >> i love it! >> and miley also wrote "the tree ain't the only thing getting lit this year." >> of course. >> taking a line from al roker himself. that's your "pop start." >> good. >> that was fun. do you have a "daly click"? >> yes. because of the name. >> got it. >> with all the travel this year, one flight attendant decided to make the boarding process festive. take a look.
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♪ i'll be home for christmas ♪ if only in my dreams >> wow. >> wow! >> wow. [ applause ] >> everyone can sing! southwest flight attendant charise miles received a round of applause from passengers for that amazing rendition of "i'll be home for christmas." >> wow. >> apparently, the singing flight attendant has a single called "messiah revealed" available on itunes, if you want to hear more of that soulful voice. >> you never know, quincy jones could be on your flight and you get signed. >> on christmas day. >> that was great. >> dylan, thank you so much. to a special series now called "the best of today" where we share some of our favorite stories of 2017. >> back in march, i teamed up with george oliphant from "george to the rescue," the project renovating a home for a deserving family whose struggle
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with finances and their daughter's medical condition left them in a tight spot. >> i can describe her in one word, inspirational. we learned audrey had micro selfly before she was 3 months old and i was at a friend's house, and she was sitting on the couch next to my friend's daughter, and i noticed that my friend's daughter's head was quite a bit larger than audrey's, so i called the doctor and made an appointment, and we went in and he measured her in the bottom fifth percentile for head circumference. >> soon after, a doctor diagnosed audrey with severe microcephaly. on a one-year anniversary trip to puerto rico, unaware she was pregnant for audrey, tara was bitten by mosquitos caring the zika virus. >> audrey is developmentally delayed. we were told that she would never walk, talk, basically do the things that a normal 4-year-old would do. >> but with hope and early physical therapy, some of those predictions were proven wrong, thanks to audrey's therapist,
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amy. >> she said, i'll have her walking in ten sessions, and i was like, what? we were told she would never walk again. >> off to a good start, there were still more hurdles, like tara losing her job as well as their house not being conducive to audrey's needs. >> she's getting so big now and she's heavy, and for me to carry her up and downstairs to give her a bath has been a little bit challenging. >> and she doesn't sleep in a normal bed. she still sleeps in a crib, and i feel bad. we look in on her and she's all folded up in a little perettle >> after watching "george to the rescue," they contacted the producers and what next was a dream come true. >> the producer said i love you and we have to meet. >> take me to the day when the doorbell rang and it was george. >> the doorbell didn't ring. he busted right in. he thought he lived here. >> and all of a sudden, the door opens up and he's like, hey! we were like! it was just so amazing. >> george quickly got to work,
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making their lives a little bit easier, and we dropped in to check out the progress. well, it's a beautiful home, first of all. >> oh, yeah. they have a great home, and on "george to the rescue," we don't totally come in and tackle the whole home. we just really focus on areas of need. this bathroom from the start we had to gut. >> really? >> we took everything out of here. they had a little shower in here. it didn't work well with her. she opened it a little bit, we basically maximized the space we had. >> from new tile to countertops to more functional spaces, the renovations were under way. george went right to work on a brand-new play room for the girls. >> down here, this is vivian and audrey's area. >> i love it! >> and a new bedroom with a special new safe bed for audrey. >> she had a crib. she's 4 years old, you know. it's time to make that next step to like a big girl bed, so we got this special bed for her, make it easier to get in and out. it's a work in progress. >> and after four weeks, it was time to reveal the finished project. [ gasping ] >> oh, my goodness!
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>> oh, george. >> it's beautiful! even a little cubby! >> oh, wow, george. >> look at it, this beautiful bed! >> do you like this big bed? >> thank you. >> look! >> look, baby. >> i love it. >> yay! >> do you love it? >> george, from the bottom of my heart, you're officially a part of the mccartney family. you know that. >> aw, group hug! i can't take it anymore. [ applause ] >> audrey doesn't speak yet, but she does in my dreams, so i know she will some day. but she'll be the best that she can be, and we're right there to support her. >> god picks your children to be with you for a reason, and she's the most beautiful child ever. >> the whole neighborhood was out there. it was one of those stories that
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i will never forget. sticks with you. >> such a beautiful family. >> it's a good story. by the way, our friend, george, there, really great guy. congrats to him. him and his wife just had another child. >> had a baby! >> that's four. >> in your mind, that's more than 12. >> if you have more than 2, it's like 12. still ahead, looking for lighter fare after stuffing yourself christmas day? we have what's for dinner tonight. first your news and weather. i )m kira klapper.
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this morning... already an outpouring of support for good morning. it's 8:26. this morning already an outpouring of support for the chp officer killed in the line of duty in the east bay. people are placing flowers outside the chp offices in hayward where the officer worked. 33-year-old officer andrew camalari was killed in a crash on christmas eve. he and his partner were parked in hayward when a suspected dui driver hit them. his partner suffered only minor injuries. a bell ringing ceremony is being planned tomorrow to honor officer camalari. the suspect remains in the hospital with serious injuries. let's check in now with mike for a look at traffic. >> it's a light traffic flow but on days like this you want to be extra careful because any cars on the side of the road like
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that officer's car was, that can be an issue at higher speeds. so be very careful. there are higher speeds around the bay. look at this, lighter traffic flow means no be pros, green sensors all over the bay, except for one spot. getting out of san francisco, we have some slowing towards treasure island. i saw that pop up on our sensors. right now, still reports of that off ramp closed at the treasure island off ramp from eastbound 80. westbound, hasn't been all morning. even in the north bay, easy drive. this is a great view of 101, back to you. >> it's a beautiful view, mike, thanks. i'll be back in a half hour.
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good morning. back at 8:30 on this tuesday morning, december 26th, 2017, the day after christmas. what a fantastic crowd out here this morning. >> a fantastic crowd. thanks for coming by, guys. >> they are troopers because it is not warm out here. >> they get 20 points. it is freezing outside. >> nothing you can do with those points. they get 20 points. >> we should give extra points to our fan of the morning here. >> okay. >> it's so cold, my brain isn't working. i can't even speak. i want to introduce someone. what's your name? >> judy. >> thank you for being here. 80 years old today. a round of applause for judy. [ applause ] delray beach, florida.
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you came here with your husband and daughter, right? >> there's big al. 59th anniversary in about a week. >> 59. you've been married to him for 60 years? >> yeah. >> you wanted to come off to the plaza. we want to check it off of the bucket list. there we go, judy. thanks for coming by. >> that was nice. >> it's cold out here. >> don't steal the marker. >> you may want to take that back to delray beach. >> that was good. sweet. coming up, prepare to be blown away. one of the original illusionists, he's bringing a little magic to our plaza. plus, we're cooking up an easy post-christmas dinner, so delicious, your guests may never leave. dylan, a check of the weather? >> you don't need me to tell you it's cold out here. everyone knows it. it's windy through the plains, too. you factor in temperatures, in the single digits and teens, the
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windchills will feel like below zero. in the northwest, temperatures in the 20s and 30s. a couple of spotty showers on the gulf coast, with temps in the 50s. and the lake-effect snow will continue, in new york and pennsylvania, where we could end up with three feet of snow. tomorrow will be bitter cold, even colder than this morning, as temperatures continue to tumble. we'll see mountain snow and gulf showers, temperatures through most of florida in the lower 70s, all the way down to southern flor that's ace look at the weather across the country. now here he's a peek out your window. >> good morning. we've got sunshine and a cool start but look at our high temperatures today. it's going to be beautiful out there with highs in the low to mid-60s. san jose, expect a high of 63. 61 in oakland. 59 in san francisco. over the next few days, our highs will start to warm up just a few degrees. a few more clouds in the mix over the next several days but we are in for some dry weather even as we wrap up 2017.
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>> nbc's hit show, "this is us," has touched the hearts of fans and just picked up a golden globe nomination for best tv series. it centers around the pearsons, a couple who lost one child, only to adopt another. and it hits close to home for a family in tennessee. >> good morning, dewey. >> i heard it said, if you want to hear god laugh, you tell him your plans. >> reporter: in 2015, life handed josh and katie butler the unexpected, when their son dewy was born, with a rare chromosomal disorder. >> some of his chromosomes were flip flopped and that caused him to have difficulties breathing and eating. >> reporter: a big fight for a little soul. >> he had deep, brown eyes like josh. he was such a calm, sweet spirit. >> always from my kisses from you. >> he was 132 days old when he
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passed away. losing your child is sad. that's not the way it's supposed to go. are we doing the best we can? we are trying. we are trying to live happy lives but we are sad. ♪ happy birthday to you >> we met brax when he was 11 months old. >> reporter: left behind at the same hospital where dewy lived out his life. and the nashville couple turned their sadness into purpose. >> the moment i got the text message, the initial inquiry, we were taking home a baby. we decided to love brax, sight unseen. >> reporter: they adopted him, giving him the family he needed. and then, a second chance at parenthood. >> people ask us about the show "this is us." it was very similar in a sense
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that, the dad saw the child through the glass and he just knew that was going to be his son. that's kind of what happened with us. >> reporter: and with a newfound passion to show their son that dreaming big should be the rule not the exception, josh applied for and was accepted to compete on this season of "american ninja warrior." >> to help us to spread a little bit of love and joy. >> mom and brax giving the sign for daddy. >> when brax watches, one thing i want him to know is it's okay to name your dreams and go after them. >> good job, daddy. i think that a way to describe our short journey so far, is taking what is sad and making the best of it and living with hope. and choosing to see the joy. >> i love that smile. the butlers are in the process
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of growing their family. they've been fostering siblings and plan to adopt them. >> what a beautiful family. >> it is such a beautiful family. >> it's beautiful. name your dreams and go after them. >> inspiration. thank you. >> "this is us" returns tuesday, january 9th, at 9:00, 8:00 central here on nbc. just ahead, the magic of adam trent. he is about to amaze our crowd. and all of you, as well, at home. but first, this is "today" on nbc. my wish was a clubhouse,
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welcome back. >> thank you for having me again. good to see you all. >> take it away, brother. >> i'm going to hundreds of cities all over. these are my stagehands. they could not be with me. i wanted to bring them along with a photo. i posted this on my facebook, my instagram. there's a lot of things you will notice about my show. i posted them. everyone in the audience has a sheet of paper. numbers and colors on them. we chose our colors and numbers. we have balls of paper. i'm going to collect a sample of these. i will put this on. i got this from my veterinarian. toss them in. how are we missing from this close? how are we missing from this close, people? come on. okay. okay. coming through. toss them all in. i'm coming back this way. second chance if you have anymore. second chances. how am i doing? come on. don't miss. don't miss. okay.
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okay. okay. i'm not sure how some of them are missing this. okay. okay. all right. i think we're done. >> okay. >> ladies and gentlemen, this right here represents our choices, our favorite colors and our favorite numbers, our ability to hit a moving target, our ability to follow instructions properly. this is great. meredith, come over here. we have five clear cups here. i'm going to give a little shuffle like this. shuffle, shuffle. mix, mix. i'm going to dump them over the cup. we got several in each. we're going to clear this off. we're going to remove the extras. we'll remove that one and that one. only the first one that made it in. and that one got about five in it. hook at that. i think we're good. go ahead and call the numbers out nice and loud, on the -- call them out. that's a green number 5. next number. 3.
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next number. 0. next number. 4. and finally -- 5. 53045. a number that's special to us. in the beginning i told you my stagehands wouldn't be here. i posted a photo on social media. there's a lot of things you'll notice. the stagehands are one of them. look at their hands. if i line this up. that's five. that's three. i'm holding up zero. that's four. that's five, ladies and gentlemen. >> that's really good. >> no. >> you want to tell us how you did that? >> what's crazy is that right now, this is a number. the numbers can be looked at one of two ways. if i do this with the number. numbers can become letters. they don't notice the letters spell shoes. the stagehands are wearing shoes. the shoes are colors. if i line them up perfectly like
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this. that's green, blue, red, yellow, green. and that's impossible. >> that's amazing. >> i always wanted to know how you do it. >> you can verify it online. it's all there. >> amazing. >> how did you get into magic? >> i started when i was 8 years old. i saw david copperfield. i'm going across the country to do what i want to do. >> does it make it hard in this age of google to keep the secrets in magic behind it? >> that's a got point. >> you cannot google that trick. i think people are more skeptical these days. magic is about entertainment. that's what my life tour is all about. >> good to have you, adam. >> thanks for being here. >> next time, we'll let you inside. >> it's warm out here. >> next time, we'll insist on it. be sure to look for the magic of adam trent in a city near you. up next, the perfect recipe for dinner. apparently people, your guests,
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won't want to leave after you make this. >> a simple salmon and salad. >> you're making it, craig. >> get upstairs and eat, ladies. >> that was fantastic. thank you so much. >> this is "today" on nbc. >> we'll say it on
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we're back. 8:45 this morning on "today food" salmon in a snap. after a day of indulging, you might want to lighten things up. the executive chef of tupelo honey. this is lighter than the ribs we made last time. >> 100% lighter than those ribs. >> let's start with what we're working with here. >> the thought process, a really quick and easy healthyish meal
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to do after a busy holiday. beautiful salmon. boston lettuce is grown in water. grain mustard for a nice dressing. >> what kind of salmon do you recommend using? >> there's some good farm salmon. one producer is called velaso. if i had my choice, it would be wild salmon. >> you can gauge how good the dish is at "today" when the women are stuffing their faces. you can't even speak. >> the dressing is really good. it makes everything come together. >> the dressing is what we call grown-up honey mustard. it has agave nectar. and it has tarragon, which i don't know a child that likes it. we will season the salmon. lay it in so the oil splashes away from you.
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>> skinside down. >> you want to get that skin crispy. two or three minutes on that side. depending on the thickness of the salmon, you can take it and pop it in the oven. or you can turn it over, turn the heat to low or finish it cooking on the flesh side. you have crispy salmon, beautiful skin. >> what's the rule with the skin? >> salmon skin is one of the healthy, happy things in my world. it's good fat. >> there's not a lot of fats left. >> crispy skin salmon. we drop the heat down to low. this is medium rare, another two or three minutes on that side. >> is there a general rule in terms of gauging when the salmon is done? just eye ball it? >> everybody eats salmon differently. my wife eats it superrare. my in-laws eat it well done. >> let's get to the slat aalad dressing that dylan is raving
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about. >> it's beautiful. there's a couple of beautiful ingredients. the lettuce fans out and looks like its own head of lettuce again. we'll take some watermelon radish, which is my new obsessi obsession. >> you have to be careful with the mandolin because i almost lost a finger. >> this guy can be worse. >> that's a beautiful knife. you got some radishes, onions here. >> the thing we miss cooking at home a lot, is to season everything, including the lettuce greens. >> you season the lettuce before you put vegetables on it. that's a chef trick? >> it's a chef trick. it's not just sitting on top. it's getting in there. you're working the seasoning straight through. >> a pro tip. >> i actually dress the salad, too, before the salmon goes on. and then, i add more on top, as you saw in the tease. but spread this out nice. >> this is so good. >> i want to take that dressing. >> this is really light. >> the hardest part of the whole thing is cooking the salmon.
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>> and that was supereasy. >> five minutes and you're done. and you have a beautiful -- >> my goodness. >> this dressing here. >> we talked about grown-up honey mustard. agave nectar, whole grain mustard, tarragon, a little apple cider vinegar. and we drizzle in the olive oil. it's emulsified with the agave nectar. it is stable. it's not a true vinaigrette, that it's not going to separate. >> it has such a unique flavor. it's something we haven't had. >> adults love honey mustard, they don't like to admit it. >> i will add more. >> you can make that in advance and keep it. >> yeah. 100%. i have a quart of it in my fridge. you can put it on everything. >> you cook like my mother. just eye ball it. what's the verdict, ladies? >> this is delicious.
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our plates are almost clean. >> well, that's no shocker. >> you didn't eat on christmas day. >> i'm eating healthy now. >> this is delicious. >> i had mcdonald's yesterday. this is fantastic. this is good. >> you throw the salmon right on top of this, huh? >> for me this, is a complete meal. if you want something extra, roasted potatoes, roasted asparag asparagus. >> what kind of cheese? >> this is feta. you can use any crumbling cheese you like. >> this is guilt-free. >> it is guilt-free. >> did you save me a plate over there? >> there's one for you right here. >> you have to try this. >> i am. >> yes. you actually get to. >> woo. >> i hope it's good. it's delicious. >> it is delicious. >> isn't that good? >> you're right. that's money. >> it can make or break a salad. >> for more on this recipe and more on other recipes, go to i apologize. >> really? right before you speak.
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>> my mother is watching at home. oh, my god. i can't believe he's talking with his mouth full. no
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welcome back. dylan, let's celebrate birthdays. >> i'll let you continue eating. and i'll wish a bunch of people some happy birthday wishes. let's start and spin the smucker's jars and wish happy birthday to oleta krauss. she is a sports fan from florida. and volunteers for activities in her church. ophelia pitts likes to spend time outside in her garden. happy birthday to her. and happy 100th birthday to treva baker of missouri. she got late board after she retired. she went on to work as a crossing guard for the local
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middle school. earl minor is a retired postal service employee, from champaign, illinois. he stays active by walking two miles every day. good for him. joy ditler is also 100, a proud grandma from ohio. she has 28 grandkids and 56 great grandkids and 6 great grandkids and a couple more. wonder what christmas was like there. and last but not least, happy 100th birthday to esther deets of kingsville, maryland. her spam recipe won her the grand prize at the state fair three times. if you know someone with a milestone birthday, tell us at >> i would try that spam. >> i would, too. >> we are chomping away as dylan was talking. should i take this next line? are you good? >> "megyn kelly today," straight
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ahead. first, your local news and weather. >> well done, craig. >> now back to my plate. i was going to take it home for lunch. but it's gone. ♪ ♪ i )m - -kira klapper
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c-h-p officers good morning. it is 8:56. chp officers are investigating a deadly accident involving a pedestrian on an east bay freeway. officers say a woman was killed while walking in the slow lane on eastbound interstate 80 in berkeley this morning. it happened some time between 1:30 and 2:00 a.m. between ashy and university avenue. the driver who hit the woman is cooperating and has not been cited. happening now, a memorial is
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growing outside the chp offices in haywood for the officer killed in duty. the officer was killed in a crash on christmas eve when a suspected drunk driver hit the suv the officer and his partner were in. it happened in 880 in hayward. a bell ringing ceremony is being planned tomorrow to honor the officer. the holiday return rush is on. consumers are flocking to stores this week to make returns and redeem gift cards. analysts expect shoppers to spend $69 billion between christmas and new years. that's about is 1% of the season's total. and a lot of people are getting ready to get ready for christmas trees. union city is trying to make it easy by offering free christmas tree disposal for the rest of this month and january. we'll have more local news for you later this morning. duty. plus--
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we )re tracking the forecast and your morning commute-- as people head back to work after the christmas holiday. join us tomorrow-- from 4:30 to 7.
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this morning on "megyn kelly today," a spectacular story of forgiveness. in our hopeful holiday series, he was sent, wrongly, to prison. but it did not stop him for forgiving the man who sent him there. are your feasts not going as planned? we have what you need to fix your culinary fails. plus, ring in the new year in style. how to work your wardrobe on the big night. all that and more on "megyn kelly today," right now. [ applause ] hello there. welcome, everybody. thank you very much for being here. welcome to the show. i'm megyn kelly. it's great to have you he


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