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traveling through that area. >> it's a holiday for a lot of people. thanks for joining us. we'll be back at 7:25 with a live local news update. >> joining us for be . ♪ good morning. gridlock at the airports. this morning what you can expect as you head out the door. breaking news. reports that at least five people have died in a suicide attack on a u.s.-led convoy in syria overnight. the second ambush on americans there in less than a week. we're live with the very latest, and new images just in from the scene. blame game. president trump attacks democrats for rejecting his latest offer to end the government shutdown.
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democrats accusing him of holding the country hostage. nearly a million federal workers caught in the middle and facing an unprecedented fifth straight week without pay. all that plus dramatic endings. >> to the end zone. hello, super bowl. >> tom brady and his new england patriots beating kansas city in overtime, a thriller. they earned their third straight trip to the super bowl. the los angeles rams with their own overtime upset against new orleans. >> good! rams win it! >> after a controversial no call that will be talked about for years to come. >> but that should have been a penalty. >> buckle up. police issue a warning to prince philip after the 97-year-old gets back behind the wheel days after flipping his suv. and moon shots. overnight incredible images of the so-called super blood wolf moon. the lunar eclipse had a has star gazers howling today, monday,
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january 21st, 2019. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today" with savannah guthrie and hoda kotb live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. and welcome to "today" and thank you for joining us on this monday morning. martin luther king day, craig mel ven here alongside sheinelle jones. >> hoda and savannah with the day off. >> hoda needs a day off. >> what a game, you used the thriller, and i guess thriller is a fair word. >> oh. >> that no call, there's been some talk to the league who might address it this morning. more on the games coming up, but that's a hard way to lose a football game. >> that's tough. >> to that in a moment, but let's start with this super cold. temperatures well below freezing across much of this country on the heels that have nasty holiday weekend storm. the problems that it's caused in just a moment, but first dylan dreier has the latest on the
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deep freeze. what are we looking at here? >> this is like cold. this is hit you in the face cold. we haven't seen it yet this cold so far this season. windchills are running 15 to 35 degrees below zero this morning, so we have windchill advisories and windchill warnings in effect. let's show you some of the numbers. washington, d.c. it's 15. it feels like 1 below. new york city, it feels like 15 below and burlington, vermont, feels like 26 below. that extends back to the great lakes as well. we're approaching record lows, although we're not really setting records this morning. the old record in boston is 8. we're forecasting a low of about 4 degrees this morning. kalamazoo is 13 below, so not quite records, but, still, very close to it. and we are going to continue with the cold throughout the day today. high temperatures will be running about 15 to 25 degrees below average as this lobe of colder air settles in from the north. we are looking for a high of only 18 in new york and 9 in boston and 5 below in lake placid and detroit 13 degrees this. cold extends down south, too,
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with temperatures running 10 to 20 below average. atlanta 41 today which is ten degrees below average. get through today because starting tomorrow and wednesday temperatures up and down the east coast will rebound. temperatures will rebound by wednesday. so it is going to warm up. sheinelle? >> now to the lingering problems from the weekend storm. nbc's kathy park is up inable any, new york where people were hit with more than a foot of snow. kathy, good morning. >> reporter: sheinelle, a good morning to you. the current temperature here in albany is ninus 5 and when you factor in windchill it's negative 28 this. cold is expected to last all day making for treacherous travel and dangerous conditions if you plan on being outdoors. >> reporter: a nasty winter storm over the weekend, burying parts of the midwest and northeast. this morning millions are dealing with the frozen fallout. the storm packing a powerful bunch, freezing new york's hudson river.
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strong waves pounding the eastern seaboard. parts of coastal massachusetts underwater. now officials concerned about the dangerous temperature drop overnight. >> the windchill when you're talking about minus 5, minus 10, minus 15-degree windchill that's serious. >> reporter: plow operators racing against time to clear the roads before the dope freeze. >> so the goal is to get all this cleared hopefully before it all freezes over tomorrow. >> yes, absolutely. we do not want it to be frozen, that's for sure. >> reporter: travel treacherous across multiple states. slick conditions to blame for hundreds of crashes and dozens of injuries. in missouri the state highway patrol reporting two fatalities from weather-related crashes, and in connecticut a utility worker killed repairing a downed line after a tree fell on him. air travel has also been affected. more than 1,600 flights cancelled. another 2,700 delayed.
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and it was a shivery stat in goose bay, canada, for these united passenger. after a door broke they one able to deplane and wound up sitting on an icy tarmac for a frosty 14 hours. back in albany, new york, while some were digging out others were having fun. most warming up to the idea of spending today inside. do you have somewhere to be today or tomorrow? >> no. no work for the next three days. >> reporter: is that a good thing? >> yes, i get to dig out and go back in a warm house in my bed. >> reporter: and now if you're going to get a chance to dig out sunday, here's a problem. the icy temperatures created a solid layer over these large snow mounds so it's going to be a lot more difficult to dig out today. sheinelle, craig. >> just looking at you, i'm cold. kathy, thank you. to the breaking news we mentioned at the top of the show. a deadly attack carried out on a u.s.-led convoy in syria. nbc's lucy kafanov has the
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latest on that. lucy, what do we know. >> reporter: craig, good morning. the pentagon confirmed that a convoy of swedish and kurdish forces were involved in a car bomb attack this morning. isis called the incident a suicide attack on its unofficial news agency. the syrian state media say the blast targeted a checkpoint near a town in the northeastern province of hasakah where the u.s. maintains a military base this. incident comes one week after isis claimed responsibility for a suicide attack in m ha mbij that killed a number of people, including four americans, two u.s. service members, a civilian working for the defense department and a contractor. the attacks complicate president trump's decision to withdraw all troops from syria, something he announced last month. the continued bombings underscore the pentagon's assertions that the islamic state remains a threat capable of deadly attacks. craig, sheinelle, back to you. >> lucy kafanov there for us, lucy, thank you. also this morning, the government shutdown hit the
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one-year mark. 31 days and president trump and democrats are exchanging new jabs over what it will take to end it. there's also new developments in the mueller investigation. nbc's jeff bennett is at the white house covering it all. jeff, good morning. >> reporter: sheinelle, good morning. the moscow trump tower project is the focus of separate investigations by the special counsel and congressional lawmakers into links between the trump campaign and russia's interference in the 2016 election. well, now the president's personal attorney rudy giuliani is saying that mr. trump's company continued to pursue a business deal with russia up until the n which is far longer than the president previously acknowledged. this morning more questions about president trump's involvement in a deal to build a trump tower in moscow. mr. trump's personal lawyer rudy giuliani admitting for the first time that the talks continued until the 2016 presidential election, much later than previously known.
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>> could be up to as far as october, november. it's covered since the election so any time during that period they could have talked about it. >> reporter: compare that to what then candidate trump said in 2016. >> i don't have anything to do with russia, we're all over the world but not involved in russia. >> reporter: giuliani denying that president trump told his previous lawyer michael cohen to lie to congress about the moscow project. >> are you 100% confident that the president never once asked michael cohen to do anything but tell the truth to congress? >> 100% certain of that. >> reporter: it follows a rare rebuke by the special counsel of a "buzzfeed" report that the president directed cohen to make false statements. the administration strongly hitting back at that report while also taking on critics of the president's latest effort to end the partial government shutdown now entering week five. a new proposed deal dead on arrival with democratic leaders who say they won't negotiate until the president agrees to reopen the government first.
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the new white house proposal includes an offer to extend for three years the legal status of an estimated 700,000 young undocumented immigrants known as dreamers and another 300,000 refugees from countries hit by war or natural disasters. 300,0 refugees from countries hit by war or natural disasters. >> this extension will give them access to work permits, social security numbers and protection from deportation most importantly. >> the compromise would come with a price for democrats, $5.7 billion to build a southern border wall. >> the radical left can never control our borders. i will never let it happen. walls are not immoral. >> even some conservatives quick to criticize mr. trump for offering what they call amnesty to people who entered the country illegally. the vice president pushing back sunday. >> this is not amnesty. >> reporter: those affected government workers on track to miss another paycheck demoralized. >> i did two tours in afghanistan and i would do that
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again in a heartbeat before sitting at home like this. >> reporter: senate republican leader mitch mcconnell says the senate will start voting on president trump's new proposal this week. are ps are trying to shift the political dynamic of what has been the longest government shutdown in history since polls show that president trump is getting most of the blame. house democrats say they're pushing forward with legislation of their own to beef up security at the southern border without funding a wall. as this political back and forth plays out, tomorrow night marks the next federal payroll deadline, with no solution, those 800,000 affected government workers will miss another paycheck. craig and sheinelle. >> that's tough. thank you. new questions this morning surrounding an incident that went viral over the weekend. a lot of folks are talking about this. it shows a group of high school students from kentucky appearing to taunt a native american elder during a rally in washington. nbc's ron allen has been following this story and joins us this morning. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning,
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craig, those students were in town for the march for life, and they've been widely condemned for what many see as racist behavior. now they're facing possible expulsion from school. this morning they're pushing back saying there's more than one side to the story. >> this video near the lincoln memorial igniting outrage, native american nathan phillips a vietnam veteran beating a drum face-to-face with high school teens from kentucky. some wearing make america great again gear. >> i was scared. i was feared. >> the tribal elder said he stepped in to diffuse a confrontation between the teens and men identifying as hebrew israel identities. that group seen in a new video hurling insults at the teens. >> i intervened and things just escalated from there. >> reporter: the member of the hebrew israelites who filmed the encounter tell nbc news it started when the students were
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mocking them. the kentucky catholic school and diocese that some of the students belong to saying in a statement, they condemn the actions of the students and we extend our deepest apologies to mr. phillips. we will take appropriate action up to and including expulsion. but now the student at the center of the controversy, nick sandman is speaking out. in a letter he writes he and his fellow students were verbally attacked first by the hebrew israelites and they only started performing chants after given permission by a chaperon. i was worried that the situation was getting out of control where adults were attempting to provoke teenagers. he added that he smiled because i wanted him to know that i was not going to become angry, intimidated or be provoked into a larger confrontation. in videos other students can be seen making racist gestures. >> it represented a behavior and
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an attitude that certainly does not reflect the values that we here in covington, kentucky, have and promote. >> sandman says he's been targeted with death threats. the tribal elder says he's not sure whether the student should be expelled. >> so many layers to this story. thank you for breaking that down for us j. now to a celebration in wisconsin in the wake of the miracle escape and rescue of 13-year-old kidnapping victim jayme closs. her family and friends coming together to give thanks. morgan chesky has more on that and what's next for jayme. >> good morning, this community is facing so many emotions, can now finally focus on moving forward. for the closs family that means enjoying some time in private. >> at st. peter's catholic church, it was the prayer many thought they'd never say. >> we pray in gratitude almighty god for the gift of our friends.
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>> a prayer of thanks and gratitude from the cousin of jayme closs whose improbable return marks a new beginning for her tiny wisconsin town. >> we are grateful first and foremost for jayme's safe return. i don't know if we would have had the strength and the courage to do what she did, so we're grateful for her. >> at jayme's school, signs welcoming her back cover the windows as cards from all over the world pour into the small town. >> it's been incredible to see. >> reporter: jayme's living with her aunt in barron recovering out of the public eye. >> they're doing it well. they would take it day by day, and they're just appreciating every motment they have togethe. >> it was just 11 days ago police say she escaped her alleged captor jake patterson, the 21-year-old former marine accused of killing jayme's parents before kidnapping and holding the teenager captor for
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88 days. police arrested patterson minutes after jayme managed to escape from the home. there's no word when jayme will return school. >> we're going to prepare for a little bit of everything just so we're not scratching our head when we do get that phone call. we want to be there, and we want to give her the best of everything. >> reporter: today new photos show a glimpse of the old jayme, a fun loving 13-year-old hiding incredible strength. >> it was a true smile i saw on jayme's face. it looked joyous. i feel like she's going to do well. >> as for patterson he's being held on $5 million bail charged with two counts of homicide and kidnapping and armed robbery and he has yet to enter a plea. >> happy she's with her family, morgan, thank you. much more to get to this morning, including the matchup for super bowl liii is now set. fans were treated to not one but two overtime thrillers sunday in
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those conference championships. in the end tom brady and those new england patriots heading back to the big game once again to face the los angeles rams. >> second and goal, to the end zone! >> a fitting night cap on a championship sunday for the ages. >> that was a hell of a game. >> tom brady and his patriots taking down the chiefs booking their third straight trip to the super bowl and the record ninth appearance for brady. the patriots dominated the first half. >> to the end zone, and it's caught for the touchdown! >> but the chiefs young star quarterback patrick mahomes responding late. >> he's got a whole wide open field, and the chiefs have taken the lead! >> after an epic back and forth, the patriots seal the deal in overtime. just hours earlier the l.a. rams punched their ticket to the super bowl. >> rams win it and on to super bowl liii they go. >> we're excited about getting a chance to move on and play in
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atlanta. wow. >> but late in the game, controversy. >> no flag. >> with two minutes left and the saints in the lead, officials not calling an apparent pass interference against the rams that could have given the saints a chance to put the game away. the no call igniting a firestorm on social media. the city of new orleans devastated, a highway sign expressing what all their fans were thinking. we were robbed. afterwards, saints coach revealing he got a phone call from the league office admitting it should have been a penalty. >> for a call like that not to be made, man, it's just hard to swallow. >> overnight, fans in l.a. and new england ecstatic as a star-studded super sized showdown awaits. >> we're going to need one more great game, so that's pretty great way to end it. i was probably as excited as i've been in a long time. >> oh, tom brady. consider this, this is his first super bowl victory came in 2002
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against, of course, the st. louis rams, the then st. louis rams. the rams head coach, by the way, 16 years old. sean mcvay was 16 at the time. their quarterback only seven years old. >> how are you feeling? >> my heart was racing at the end of the game. i'm a go to bed on time kind of person. it's like 10:00, i'm like,over time, i have to stay awake. my heart was racing. it was very emotional. >> you know what? we're not going to get into the nuances of football. there's no way with that decision in the moment, nobody could say, hey, wait a minute. >> to overturn the call or the non call? that's a horrible way to lose a football game. >> hurts. >> we'll be talking about that. there's some talk that the league may address it. hoda kotb she was scheduled to be off already. she didn't call in sick because of the saints loss. she did tweet this, true love sometimes hurts. saints we will love you forever. capturing the sentiment from who dat nation. >> that's a nice hoda tweet. >> yeah.
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>> she finds love in it. super bowl liii february 3rd. >> in atlanta. >> all right, dylan. >> let's talk about the forecast. it is brutally cold in the northeast, back through the great lakes. i mean, the coldest we've seen so far this season, heavy snow working back into the rockies. that will move into the northern plains today. it's even chilly down south. temperatures running well below average in the pacific northwest. we'll finally get a break from the storms, a mix of sun and clouds. that's a look at the weather across the country. we'll get to the local forecast in the next 30 seconds. ♪hold on, i'm comin' ♪hold on, i'm comin' ♪hold on don't you worry,♪ ♪i'm comin' ♪here we come, hold on♪ ♪we're about to save you i'm comin', yeah♪ ♪hold on don't you worry,♪ ♪i'm comin'
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good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. we have a beautiful sunrise this morning, and all clear skies, and as you get ready to head out, we are going to start out with some cool temperatures, mostly in the low 50s, headed into the upper 50s today, over the next few days, we will continue on with some sunshine, some dry weather going throughout the week. by the end of the weekend, we're looking at temperatures in the upper 60s, so we will be under way with a gradual warmup all throughout the week. we will have some chilly air for the next few mornings. and that's your latest forecast. >> thank you, dylan. coming up, the recent arrest that could lead to a major break in the mysterious unsolved murders of two teenagers in indiana. also ahead, the new warning from police to prince philip as the 97-year-old gets back behind the wheel days after that frightening accident. but first, this is "today" on nbc.
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next stop for former san a very good monday morning to you. it is 7:26. i'm laura garcia. former san francisco d.a. and oakland native kamala harris may be the white house. this morning, california's junior senator officially threw her hat into the ring for the 2020 race for president. she posted her announcement on a video in social media. harris plans to hold an event in oakland january 27th to launch her official campaign. in between her current role as u.s. senator and san francisco's district attorney, harris was formerly california's attorney general. she is the third to enter the democrat race following
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announcements from elizabeth warren and kirsten gillibrand. a lot of people are off on this martin luther king, jr. day. >> we've had some issues on the road, we have a live look at dublin and 580. we had an earlier sig alert and we'll continue to check on that. if you're headed to the dublin b.a.r.t. station, we will be in the mid-40s. it's a cool start, and we will see a mix of sun and clouds as we head into the mid-50s for our highs today, and our seven-day forecast shows that as we go into the next several days, we go from the upper 50s today to the mid-60s by the end of the week, even up to about 67 degrees for our inland valleys on saturday. our morning temperatures will also be very chilly, with some inland valleys dipping down to near freezing over the next several days. in san francisco, a mix of sun and clouds today, a high of 58 degrees, slightly cooler tomorrow, and then as we go into the end of the week, we will have a gradual warmup, but looking nice all throughout the week, as we get a break from the wet weather, and we'll also get
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some more sunshine heading toward the end of the weekend. laura? >> thank you very much. another local news update is coming up for you in about half an hour. see you then.
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back at 7:30 with a look at the martin luther king jr. memorial in washington, d.c. on this holiday commemorating dr. king's life and legacy. >> his speech gets, of course, most of the attention, but it was the letter that he wrote from birmingham jail four months prior, april of 1963, and it was in that letter he wrote to a bunch of clergy who had questioned whether his civil dis disobedience was the best way. he writes this letter basically saying this is the only way. it was in that letter that we came to know the phrase, a threat to justice anywhere is injustice everywhere. >> absolutely. and there are a lot of cities
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all across the country today, communities are doing a day of service, which i think in these days and times are -- let's get to a check of these headlines. millions waking up to arctic temperatures. parts of the midwest and northeast were buried in snow. plow operators racing to clear the roads before the deep freeze. roads and highways treacherous across multiple states. slick conditions were to blame for hundreds of crashes and dozens of injuries. air travelers didn't fare much better. more than 1,600 flights were canceled, 2,700 were delayed. there are more questions this morning about president trump's involvement in a deal to build a trump tower in moscow. the president's personal lawyer rudy giuliani, admitted for the first time that the talks continued until the 2016 presidential election, much later than previously known. giuliani also denied that president trump told his previous lawyer michael cohen to lie to congress about the moscow project. >> are you 100% confident that
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the president never once asked michael cohen to do anything but tell the truth to congress? >> 100% certain of that. >> the comments follow a rare rebuke by the special counsel of a buzzfeed report that the president directed cohen to make false statements. serena williams punched her ticket to the quarter finals of the australian open this morning. the 37-year-old is trying to win an eighth championship at melbourne park and a record tieing 24th grand slam title overall. next up for serena, carolina piscova from the czech republic. police a following a lead. two teenage girls found dead near a popular hiking trail. chilling audio capturing what could have been their killer's voice. gabe gutierrez has the latest. >> the recent arrest of an
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indiana man on child molestation has drawn new attention. some say he looks a lot like a police sketch. >> this morning police in indiana are looking into a possible new lead in the murder of two teenagers, abby williams and libby german. the bodies of the girls were found two years ago a you have a hiking trail. the recent arrest of 46-year-old charles ed drij has caught the public's attention. some say he bears a striking resemblance to the man in this police sketch released in the delphi murder case. mike patdy is libby german's grandfather. >> we've had over 36,000 tips. there's been a lot of comparisons done. i don't mean to down play it, but this could just be another tip. >> abby's mother anna is also careful to not get too hopeful. >> we're not saying it's the guy because we don't know it's the guy, and we're still looking for the guy.
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that's where we're at right now. >> for almost two years the killer has eluded police, the only evidence this grainy photo and a chilling recording of what's believed to be the suspect's voice caught on the girl's cell phone saying down the hill. >> police have received tens of thousands of tips in response to the arrest of charles eldridge. investigators in the case say the team is aware of this arrest and will investigate to see if there could be any connection to the murders that occurred in delp delphi, indiana, on february 14th of 2017 adding each tip whether it receives media attention or not is investigated for any connection to the delphi case. still, almost two years in the case remains cold. >> it is sad. nobody even here thought we would still be looking for somebody in two years in a town this size, but we are. >> the pain of the tragic murder doesn't get any easier. >> the second year has been harder than the first. >> nor does the fear that the killer is still out there. >> it's terrifying to walk around every day knowing that there's a person out there that could do something this
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horrific. >> reporter: eldridge is due back in court in indiana next month on the child molestation charge. he has not commented and has no attorney on record. there's a $200,000 reward for information in the murder case. sheinelle and craig. >> thank you. let's switch gears now get another check of the forecast. >> we have the next storm system we're going it watch across the country. it's producing snow through salt lake city. the rockies will see several inches of snow out of this system. we're also seeing the outer bands of snow start to work into north dakota and minnesota as well. this will move eastward through the day today bringing the snow through the western plains. then as we go into tonight and tomorrow, it continues to move eastward. look at the push of warm air that comes with this system. by the time it moves through, the majority of the great lakes, through the midwest, the ohio river valley and eventually the east coast by the end of the week, there will be enough warm air in place that we're looking for a mostly rain event. not the case back through the
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rockies where we'll see six to nine inches. across and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you. just ahead, new details this morning on the health concerns that have wendy williams stepping away from her popular talk show. also ahead, what had a group of hollywood stars suiting up for space camp. some of the remarkable images captured overnight of that rare super blood wolf moon.
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correspondent keir simmons has the latest on all of this. good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. you know, last week i said the queen might be able to persuade the duke of edinburgh to stop driving. it looks like that was too difficult a task even for her imagine city, and thmajesty. the queen's sorry, no word from phillip as one of the women in the other car is speaking out. >> back behind the wheel, prince philip seen driving a brand new suv over the weekend, and apparently he was not wearing his seat belt. the royal on the road just two days after that frightening crash. his suv overturned, the windshield shattered. after hitting another vehicle carrying two women and a baby near the queen's country estate. >> this was a major incident that, frankly, it was a miracle no one was more seriously hurt. >> emma fairweather one of the injured women in the other cars
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says she's upset the duke is still driving. >> it's highly insensitive and inconsiderate towards me and everybody involved. there needs to then be a period of reflection on what could be done differently. >> right. >> to prevent the same thing happening again. >> speaking on i tv's this morning show, she complained about the lack of support. >> where has he gone? because surely he wants to speak and check i'm okay. >> fairweather was left with a broken wrist after the crash. >> i'm still waiting to give a statement to the police. i haven't had a full medical check over yet. only my arm has been checked. >> last week's crash fueling growing concerns over whether at 97 the queen's husband should still be at the wheel. >> should have been more observa observant. >> i think he's quite old to be driving. >> the former naval office is fiercely independent. he drove president obama during his visit to the queen, and a
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keen driver even after retiring from public life in 2017. >> ultimately the only person who could really stop him from driving would probably be the queen, but then is he even going to listen to her? at 97 he's set in his ways, and he does things his own way. >> the duke still reluctant to trade the driver's seat for the backseat. >> and it does seem now to be a legal issue and an image issue for the royals here. we understand from the police that they did give prince philip a warning about not wearing his seat belt, but now tomorrow they will interview emma, the passenger that you heard from there, and talk to her about what happened in the crash. and then of course in terms of the image issue, guys, the danger for the royals and for the duke of edinburgh is that he appears arrogant, and that does not play well for the royal family. >> we'll have to see how they handle this one. just ahead, dylan, you're going to take us inside a rare sight. i thought it was beautiful. the super blood wolf moon that lit up the sky.
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>> why is it called a wolf moon? >> why is it called a wolf moon? >> i'll explain a you could hear it tearing the house apart. (news anchor) this is a violent tornado coming up on downtown tuscaloosa; nobody should be... it was as bad as you could imagine it being. (911 operator, muffled) 911, what's your emergency? (overlapping radio calls) i got thrown about 70 yards, and it was like in a blender with house and fence. i came across carson. he just looked like he'd been through the meat grinder. ♪ (carson) there was a lot of people that didn't make it through that day. and the first responders were there, and i did make it. so every day, i'm trying to earn it. ♪ anyone that would put themself in that kind of scenario to help others, i mean, god bless you. and they don't do it, you know, for the glory. ♪ thank you is, is nowhere near enough. ♪
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passing close to the earth, the blood moon thanks to the sunlight scattering off the earth's moon and a wolf moon because that's what we call a full moon in january, that coincided with a total lunar eclipse, which is the moon passing through the earth's shadow. enough science, let's get to the pictures. from the west coast, all the way to the east coast with this beautiful picture of the moon in its early stages behind the empire state building adding a nice glow to the new york city skyline. here we go behind the jefferson memorial in washington, d.c. this incredible sight was also visible across the atlantic. take a look at these, this beautiful sight from brussels, belgium. you can see the moon also here in prague looking beautiful there and another gorgeous shot of the moon over the mountains in france. jonathan tweets same night, same camera, same moon but a few hours apart. so, so cool. overall this made for a stunning sight in the sky.
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good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. right now at 7:56, we are waking up to some clear skies, and it will be a mostly cloudy day. we'll start to see a few more clouds moving in and mixing in with that sunshine. it's going to be a cool start with some mid-40s and heading into the mid to upper 50s today. and as we go into the rest of the forecast, we'll have more days like this, even some cooler mornings for the inland valleys, and we'll see those high temperatures reaching into the upper 50s. by the end of the week, we will see our highs reaching the upper 60s and we have a really nice weekend ahead, as that dry weather continues and for san francisco, upper 50s, for the next few days and some 30s thursday through at least sunday, with morning lows dropping back into the upper 40s. we'll have more updates on the forecast throughout the morning. let's head over to vianey for an update on the commute. >> i've got better news for
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folks struggling along the dublin southbound 680 area. it's still slow, but at least that sig alert has been canceled. it appears all lanes are open along southbound 680, just north of 580. an earlier four-vehicle crash had several lanes blocked. we are still seeing delays. we have a couple of fender benders along that exact same stretch so expect delays between dublin boulevard, back beyond the bollinger canyon road. take surface streets to avoid the area. back to you. happening now, california senator kamala harris throwing her hat into the ring in the race for 2020 president. she posted her announcement on social media this morning. she served ads san francisco's da and california attorney general before winning the senator seat, linked to her announcement is on our twitter feed. the bay area is remembering the life of reverend dr. martin luther king jr. participants will take part in
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it's 8:00 on today. coming up, deep freeze. millions are waking up to arctic temperatures after a nasty weekend winter storm buried parts of the country. thousands of flights canceled and delayed. what you need to know before you head out the door. we're live with the latest. plus, day 31, the longest government shutdown in history now entering week five as republicans and democrats refuse to reach a deal as nearly 1 million federal workers prepare to miss yet another paycheck. >> i did two tours in afghanistan dwiend thand i woul
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again in a heartbeat before sitting at home like this. >> and mike drop. ♪ and the home of the draf >> why legendary singer jimmy buffett of the national anthem has people talk. today, monday 21st, 2019. >> out here freezing. >> for my 40th. >> from mechanicsville, virginia. >> good morning heartwell, georgia. >> we're celebrating our fifth annual ski weekend in vot. >> it's 14 below here. >> what's it like in your neck of the woods? >> we're on today. >> whew! >> and welcome back to today. thanks for joining us on this
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mlk holiday. savannah and hoedal be back tomorrow. that large group of people we just showed there oar that was one of our producers from downstairs. >> we want to see you this that open. you can do the same thing with your friends, just record a short video message saying hi and where you're watching from and share it with us on twitter and instagram using th the #mytodayplaza. >> yeah. just do it from your house. lots to get to on this monday morning, starting with your news at 8:00. brutal cold, fierce winds making it dangerous to be outdoors and a large swath of this country. the deep freeze is causing a dig out from those storms. dylan is standing by on what we can expect. what are we looking at? >> it's brutally cold out there, the coldest so far this season that's why it's a shock to the system. wind chills running 13 to 25
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degrees blow zero. we have wind chill advisories and warnings that effect. feels like 4 below in dc or 8 in raleigh, chicago feels like 9, not much wind out there. but we are close to record low temperatures. record in bost to be is zero, we're bottom willing out around four. 13 below providence. 1 degree right now, the record is 2 below. it is going to stay very cold as we go into this afternoon. today is definitely the coldest day of the week for the eastern third of the country as that cold air settles in we're looking for hives about 18 or so in new york, 9 in boston, 5 below in lake placid, pittsburgh 16. down south temperatures are running about 5 to 10 degrees below average. we are going to rebound as we go into the next several days, especially by wednesday we're back up into the 60s in north carolina, 70s in jacksonville. boston should be up to 42 by wednesdays. chanel. >> thank you. president trump's own attorney has dropped a potential bombshell about his clients' business dealings in russia as
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it comes while the president faces rejection over his latest offer tend to the government shutdown. nbc's geoff bennett is at the white house with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the president's personal lawyer is expanding the timeline for how long president trump was actively looking into doing a business deal in russia to build a trump tower in moscow. rudy giuliani is now saying that mr. trump's company continued the talks through the 2016 presidential election, which is far longer than the president previously acknowledged. >> could be up to as far as october, november. let's cover until the election. anytime during that period they would have talked about it. but the president's recollection of it is that the thing had petered out quite a bit. >> and this morning the partial government shutdown enters week five. the president's new offer dead on arrival with democratic leaders who say they won't negotiate until the president agrees to reopen the government first. the white house proposal includes temporary protections
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for certain immigrants in exchange for $5.7 billion to build a southern border wall. now, as that plays out, tomorrow night marks the next federal ray roll deadline and at the moment those 800,000 affected government workers are on track to miss another paycheck. shah medical. >> that hurts. jeff, thank you. >> breaking news out of syria this morning. a sueside attack was carried out an a u.s. led convoy in northeastern syria. there are unconfirmed reports of multiple casualties, but according to u.s. military officials, no americans were killed or wounded. in comes just days after isis claimed responsibility for a deadly explosion targeting a restaurant in syria. that killed four americans. california democrat senator kamala harris announced on twitter this morning that she is running for president in 2020. harris is the daughter of immigrants from jamaica and india about the she says she announced her run on martin luther king junior day as a reminder of the fight for progress that helped mark her
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upbringing. harris joins a democratic field that already includes senators kristen gillibrand of new york and elizabeth warren of massachusetts. tennis officials have launch and investigation into a close call of the australian open. an overhead spider cam, you can see it there, it goes crashing into the umpire's chair. the impact sent the roof of the chair falling on to the court. fortunately no one was hurt. umpire was checked out by a medical team just in case. >> yikes. >> she said she is going to continue working the tournament. >> close call there. that's the news now with hoda off you're handling the morning boost. >> am i? yes. >> colorado high school junior andrew reagan plays on his unified team for students with different abilities. watch what happens on friday when he launches this buzzer beater from half-court at the end of the third quarter. >> whew!
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and for those real moments and connections. because the things we love in life are the things that really matter. milk. love what's real. : this morning on "today"'s talker, wendy williams taking a health-related break from her hit daytime talk show. >> wendy williams has been entertaining audiences for ten seasons on her popular daytime talk show. >> how you doing? >> the energetic host announcing she's taking another break "the wendy williams'" show focusing on her health marking her second absence since revealing last year she was diagnosed with grave's disease. >> grave's disease squeezes the muscles behind your eyeballs, so that's the reason. >> williams' family saying the
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54-year-old will spend time in the hospital as part of her treatment adding, despite her strong desire to return, she is taking a necessary extended break from her show to focus on her personal and physical wellbeing. grave's disease resulting in high poe thyroidism or overactive thyroid. it's considered fairly common and predominantly affects women and those under the age of 40. >> you can think of the thyroid gland as the metabolic control center of the body when it's hyper functioning, you might have symptoms of anxiety, irritability, heat intolerance, weight loss, even a high heart rate. >> williams' latest health scare coming on the heels of a string of alarming incidents dating back to october of 2017 when she fainted while hosting her show. >> that was not a stunt. i'm overheated in my costume, and i did pass out. >> just last month williams told her audience she suffered a hairline fracture to her right shoulder but didn't say how the injury happened. >> i don't need an operation.
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they tell me i'm very healthy. >> just days later, williams raising concerns on social media when she began slurring her speech on air. >> our first guests are an iconic -- are an iconic hip-hop trio. >> williams post add statement on instagram apologizing for a less than stellar show and explaining she'd taken medication to manage her shoulder pain. now this morning as fans send their well wishes it remains unclear when williams will return to work and get back to spilling the tea. >> ooh, lemony. >> the wendy williams show will air reruns this week and return with new episodes featuring guest hosts. >> we certainly wish her the best. >> always enjoy wendy williams. certainly hope she is getting better. we've got dylan dreyer pulling double duty. >> double duty today. we're talking about jimmy buffett, the musician and new orleans saints fan got the opportunity of a lifetime this weekend. heading to the big easy to sing
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the national anthem at the nfc championship game, but it was the way buffett ended his performance that had people talking. take a look ♪ the land of the free and the home of the brave ♪ [ cheers and applause ] so fans had mixed reviews on the mic drop. some loved it while others were just confused. buff buffett has yet to address the gesture but post add video of his performance saying it was a wonderful honor. >> if you drop the mic the performance has to be mic drop worthy. i don't know if jimmy's singing was -- i love jimmy buffett. >> the national anthem is just not something you really drop the mic at. >> he'll say something. next up, james corden invited the chris pratt, will arnett and elizabeth banks to join him at space camp where they competed in challenges to
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see who would make the best astronaut. >> if you were the first man on the moon, what would you have said? >> bro, full stop. >> can you touch your nose? can you touch james's nose? put your fingers in james' mouth. >> guess what i'm going to do that's super cool and really in style and that my kids won't be embarrassed about it. >> what? >> space dab! >> are you allowed to dab? >> no, absolutely not. >> guys, there's a zero, zero tolerance on dabbing. ♪ and i think it's going to be a long, long time until touchdown brings me around again to find ♪ ♪ i'm not the man they think i
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am at all, oh, no, no, no ♪ ♪ i'm a rocket man >> that's great. at the end it was elizabeth banks who was crowned the winner. sounds like an out of the world experience. >> that sounds awesome. space dab. >> space dab. it was great. and finally, matthew mcconaughey stopped by the ellen show where he had to sit in the hot seat and answer some burning questions. check it out. >> what's the weirdest thing you've done to make money? >> it's also illegal so i'm not telling. >> who do you think is the sexiest man alive? >> i always say i was on the cover, and i'm still alouvre. right now i believe it's idris alba though. >> besides making love, showering, swimming or playing bongos what is something else you enjoy doing naked? cooking if we're not deep frying
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anything. >> that was revealing. to watch matthew's full appearance on ellen, check your local listings. >> by the way, did you see matthew mcconaughey over the weekend? he's a big tennessee fan. he's on the sidelines at the basketball game. >> i didn't see. did you see it? >> no. >> he wasn't naked, was he? >> texas, not tennessee, texas. he's wearing this orange suit that only mcconaughey could pull off. we'll show it to you later. >> do you have a daly click? >> there it is right there. >> an actual suit. >> the matching pants? >> oh, yeah, all orange. >> he can pull that off. >> only matthew mcconaughey could pull that off. >> over to daly click now. this woman at the gym sums up all of our new year's resolutions. she was keeping a good pace on the treadmill when she tripped. but did she give up? no, she didn't give up. she shook it off, slowly made her way back to the treadmill, but check out what happens.
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>> oh. >> craig. >> after a second tumble people in the gym helped her slow down the treadmill. >> oh, just launched her across the room. >> wait, i have never seen you laugh so hard ever. >> you're sweating. >> you're like sweating. >> oh, my god. she was fine. >> she's totally fine. >> now we know what makes craig left, other people's misery. >> how long have we worked together three, four years? >> do we have time? one more time. just one more time. >> the woman fell off the treadmill. >> she was okay. the woman was fine. tell me this isn't the funniest thing you've seen. >> craig. >> [ laughter ] >> i'm sorry. okay. >> now you get to do weather. >> she was fine. the the woman was fine. watch your step, be careful. >> i know, you might laugh at me. >> all right, here we go. we've got some heavy rain that's expected by the end of the week
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across the eastern third of the country. this is the next storm system, so even though it's really, really cold out right now, it's going to warm up again before this system gets here, so it's mostly a rain event, except for the great lakes and across central and northern new england. still, it is going to be our next storm system as they come one after another it seems like. we could see about an inch and a half up to two inches of rain or so, especially across southern new england. that is going to be something we will certainly keep an eye on as we get to the end of the week, in case that leads to flooding. in the meantime, it's in the form of snow through the rockies and northern plains today. the entire eastern half of the country is just very, very cold. temperatures running about 10 to 25 degrees below average. that's a look at the weather across the country. now here's a peek out your window. >> good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. a live looko outside. in san jose, 101, looking good. but it is cool. we see clouds mixing in as we head into the upper 50s for
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today. our inland valleys will see a high of about 58 degrees. it will be cool during those early morning hours during the next few days. in some spots, dipping down into the 30s. we're looking at more dry weather and some warmer weather by the weekend. san francisco, by the weekend, looking at highs in the mid-60s. and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you. now to the tributes that are pouring in this morning for a veteran cia officer who spent his career pulling off real life mission impossibles. nbc's ga da schwardi schwartz h story. >> tony mendez who died on saturday is forever immortalized in the film argo and he is best known for a daring rescue in the role of a lifetime. >> there is a movie company in hollywood right now that is funded by the cia? >> yes, sir. >> it was a story that even hollywood couldn't have made up and one that transformed a highly respected cia officer into a legendary hero.
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this morning tributes are pouring in for tony mendez who passed away at age 78 after a battle with parkinson's disease. ben affleck who portrayed mendez in his film argo tweeting tony mendez was a true american hero. he was a man of extraordinary grace, decency, humility and kindness. he never sought the spotlight for his actions. he merely sought to serve his country. mendez engineered the incredible 1980 rescue of six u.s. diplomats in post-revolutionary iran. he sat down with jenna in 2013. >> do you feel like they get the essence of what the cia does right? >> mostly movies about the cia they have the cia guy a deranged asas assass assassin. what we're hoping is we're going to start a new trend and make the cia guys lovable, and i'm the first lovable spy. >> mendez was recruited by the cia in 1965. he served during the cold war
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and was a master of disguise who helped cia operatives conceal their identities in dangerous situations. after the islamic revolution in 1979 mendez was asked to help save diplomats. >> this american hero who did this mission to save six lives and did it with this most outrageous cover story and his ingenuity ask inventiveness really struck me. >> after 25 years in the cia mendez wrote about his life as a spy in several books before "argo" brought his daring operation to the big screen. >> they're a canadian film crew for a science fiction movie. >> i fly into tehran, we all fly out together. >> you don't have a better bad idea than this? >> this is the best bad idea we have. >> after the risky many mission's success, mendez was awarded the cia intelligence star for valor. he is survived by his wife, also a long-time cia officer. >> we were the gadget people.
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we supported operations afternoon the world. >> but i've heard, too, that one of your favorite things is when people thank you for your service. >> well, it's what you do, keep the world safe and people recognize that. that's a good thing. >> mendez was also awarded the trailblazer medallion by the cia as one of only acknowledged for helping change the history of the cia. >> a life well-luived. the growing push to make four-day school weeks permanent. >> plus the apps and new technology that could work wonders for your winter skin after your local news. i )m ...
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bart )s big push into the south good morning. 8:26. i'm marcus washington. bart's big push into the south bay takes a step forward this morning starting today and for the next several weeks. workers will be digging down 150 feet, at different points along santa clara street between market and third. they'll be collecting soil samples and mapping out where the utilities are located. that's all in preparation for the tunnels and station project that will eventually extent from ba barrreyssa to santa clara. actual work on the extension is scheduled to begin next year. a look at our morning commute for us today. >> a lot better in the dublin
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hot spot that had a sig alert earlier. we've got a couple of minor fender benders but no major slowing which is great. we still have holiday light traffic. i want to give you an update for those of you who were aware of the sig alert. that has been canceled along southbound 680 just north of 580. all lanes are now open. we've seen that traffic recover nicely within the past couple of minutes. your bridge drive times, westbound 80 towards the bay bridge, about 8 minutes. a live look outside in san jose. smooth commute along san jose. back to you. >> i like the sound of that. we'll have another local news update coming up in 30 minutes.
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good morning, 8:30 on this frigid monday morning. i can't even tell the time, january 21st, 2019. martin luther king day. we have a happy holiday crowd. they're bundled up. this might be the coldest i've ever felt it here on the plaza. >> this is -- this crowd is huge. >> it's amazing. >> this is unbelievable. >> it's seven degrees out here. >> we were teasing craig melvin because he looks like he's going to the north pole, but i'm freezing. >> i don't know what i'm thinking. can we have a crowd moment for a moment? >> let's do it. >> becky and chad. >> there's becky and chad. >> from philly!
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>> hi, welcome, welcome. you're a school teacher? >> i am a teacher. i teach fifth grade. >> you decided to come and make the trek, it's freezing outside. >> in the freezing cold. >> some people i just want to tell you guys, some people they go inside, they come back. you have been out here. >> we've been here the whole time. oh, my god, i can't believe i'm meeting you. >> so nice to meet you, too. >> thank you. >> where are your gloves? what are you doing? >> i couldn't take pictures with my gloves on. >> thank you for coming. thank all of you guys because it is freezing outside. nice to meet you. >> okay. seven degrees. >> seven. >> four, five, six seven. >> coming up, something we can all use on a cold day like this, help with your winter skin, what to ditch, what to add to your beauty routine that will have your skin glowing. it includes the app that you're going to want to download. then it's week two of our no diet today plan. this morning the recipes for some healthy dessert and snack swaps that taste great. >> really cool swaps.
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also just ahead on the third hour of "today," sir patrick stewart himself is stopping by to tell us about his new movie that puts a modern spin on a classic adventure story. we're also going to kick off our behind the scenes series with a young dancer teaching her moves to some of music's biggest stars. >> everything's so slow. >> it's like can you hurry up? >> my mouth is frozen. >> and dylan's crying. >> oh, i can't even feel the tears. >> oh, it's okay. it's all right. >> after this. >> there's a billboard. >> "today"'s weather is brought to you by milk life, love what's real. all right, i got my hat on. any pats fans? no, i can't tell. i don't think they can hear me right now. we're all frozen. take a look at what's going on across the country, and it is going to be a brutal start to the week as we're noticing. that arctic air has settled in.
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it is cold through the northern plains, the upper midwest, the great lakes. down south it's below average. by the middle of the week it will start to warm up. with that next storm system moving eastward, it should be mostly rain for the east coast unless you go into upstate new york, interior pennsylvania. we'll see more of a wintery mix. we finish off the week with that storm exiting, lingering lake effect snow possible, and then we're also looking at a few flurries starting to work into the northern rockies. the west coast, 50s and 60s, lots of sunshine. that feels awesome right now. that's a look at the weather across the country. now here's a peek out your window. >> i'm meteorologist kari hall. we have some nice weather in store as we go through the week and a really nice holiday with mostly sunny skies in our inland valleys reaching into the up 50s. we will see some more highs in the upper 50s which is about normal for this time of year. actually going above nompl anor heading into the weekend. as we keep that sunshine in the forecast. san francisco today also at about 58 degrees.
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slightly cooler tomorrow. and then we see that warming trend getting under way for the rest of the week. okay. now you can all go home, go warm up. >> sheinelle. >> it really is cold, thank you, dylan. now to a push tied to your child's education that's really gaining momentum. >> across the country, more schools are shifting to four-day school weeks citing benefits for students and teachers. here's nbc's joe fryer. >> reporter: the teacher's strike in los angeles comes after high profile walkouts across the country. from west virginia to oklahoma to arizona, all of them echoing worries over low wages and large class sizes, but some school districts have found a different way to boost morale, something that's helping them recruit and retain educators, a four-day school week. >> there's a teacher shortage nationwide. do you have a problem hiring teachers? >> we don't have a problem hiring teachers, and there's lots of reasons for it, but one
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is the four-day week. >> at corbett high school outside portland, oregon, friday comes early. students here only go to school monday through thursday. >> our weekends are amazing tleer three day weekends. >> reporter: corbett's school made the the switch 20 years ago thinking it would save the district big money. >> that's probably not the reason to do it, isn it? >> that's the reason they did it, but that's not the reason i think you should do it. >> reporter: with fridays free for sports, extracurriculars and appointments, administrators say there are fewer interruptions and better attendance the rest of the week. 9th grade teacher jennifer radolesk communities 45 minutes to an hour each way with no complaints. >> and there are 50 districts between my house and here that i could teach at that are closer, and the drive is worth it to have the four-day week. >> having that extra day on the
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weekend gives me a chance to replenish myself so i can come back and be the best teacher i can be. >> reporter: those four days are longer so they add up to the same amount of total instruction time in a five-day week. students say it's worth the tradeoff. >> i get more time with my family and i have more time with myself and i get to sleep more. >> about 560 districts in 25 states have four-day weeks. many are in rural areas. experts say it's not ideal for every school, including those with high poverty rates where a large number of students rely on free or reduced lunch. another possible negative? finding child care on that fifth weekday. in corbett we found no one who said that was an issue. >> we always just seem to make it work, whether they were with grandparents or an older brother or an uncle that could watch them. >> reporter: some critics worry not enough is known about the impact on students and there's not much research on how a four-day week affects academics
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at corbett home to a high school ree te routinely ranked one of the best in the country. >> what if suddenly the school district said maybe we should go back to a five-day week. >> everyone would be -- it would be madness. >> you couldn't pry it out of corbett with a crowbar. it's stuck here forever, i think. >> reporter: for today, joe fryer nbc news, corbett, oregon. >> i'm torn on that one. when the kids are in school, you know, you have your day. >> i'm supposed to be thinking academically. maybe in high school for me. you know, when you can work or do other things, use that time for something productive. >> time on task. >> but now i'm like seven days a week. no, i'm kidding. just ahead, the hidden culprits making your dry skin even worse this winter and the new technology that could give you some comfort: but first this is "today" on nbc. for tile, wood, and stone,
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we're back with "today" wellness. with temperatures plunging across the country, your skin is likely paying the price. luckily, we have new york city dermatologist dr. debra wattenberg here with all the remedies you need. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> talk about why our skin gets so dry. >> it's super cold out. dry heat is on people are taking longer showers. there's no humidity in the air, and these things cause havoc on your skin. >> before we get to some of the products is there anything we should be specifically avoiding? >> you want to avoid electric blankets, hot air that blows from your blow-dryer, long hot showers, all those things are going to pull the moisture out of your skin and cause increased dryness. >> hot showers, that's a good one because i think i do that. let's start with some of these products. your favorite tip to save our skin this winter? >> so humidifiers. you want to humidify the air. these are amazing. you can leave them on your desk, you can leave them on your night stand. they blow cold air into the
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environment that's moist and really improves your skin. >> this is so tiny. is it really effective in a big old room? >> it is effective. if you put it on your desk and it's blowing in your environment, it's going to make a huge difference and they're easy to clean. >> what's next? >> i'm also really impressed with the skin technology this year. it's about pairing with your smartphone and getting improved personalized skin coaching. >> is it worth it? a lot of these gadgets i'm never sure. >> these are worth it. the skin scanner is a product you can pair with your phone. you put it onto your skin and it will tell you about the dryness, it will tell you about the wrinkles, it will tell you about your pore size and give you educational tips and products to improve your skin. i'm a huge fan of this nuforio. this is one of the most fun new products. you pair it with a variety of at-home skin masks. it delivers led lights, warmth and cold energy. all things come together to
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improve your skin. >> you just rub it across your face? >> exactly. you pick this up, you rub it across your face and it pairs with your phone to change the environment of your product. >> you see all these masks these days, everybody's looking to moisturize. >> winter skin and acne is a huge problem for some people. some people are breaking out because their skin gets more dry. they can't use the products they're used to using. they're very irritating to the skin. there are new led lights, and they're great because they are anti-inflammatory and they also kill bacteria, so you can use a mask. you can use a light, which you can turn on and put directly onto your skin. >> where would you get something like that? >> these you can buy in any drugstore. >> even the light? >> you can buy these lights. these are over the counter and they've been available in dermatologists' offices for years. >> what about this one? >> this is a mask. you can put it directly onto your face. >> and that will help with acne? >> it will help with acne by killing off bacteria and killing
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off the inflammation. if you don't want to use an led or you're not high-tech, there are patches. patches for skin care are in the know right now. if you want to just apply a patch onto a pimple that you get, it will deliver the product automatically. >> that's my question. my entire face is dry. if i have one spot, you don't want to, you know, mess with your whole face. >> exactly. so you can use led lights or patches directly onto the spot, and your acne will be improved. >> let's squeeze these in. i see this everywhere. is this effective? is this just as good as water? i've always wondered. >> it's actually better than water. these products, cleansing lotions are great during the winter. mice lynn water contain little droplets of oil. the oil likes oil on your face, so it pulls it away, removes the grime, the dirt and all of your makeup. >> do you not need water? i use it, but i wasn't sure. >> think of this as your first line of cleansing. it gets rid of the makeup, the
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then you use a gentle cleanser to rinse everything off and you have a squeaky clean skin that's not irritated and more dried out. >> last but not least talk to me about exfoliating in the winter. does it make your skin drier? >> figure out whether to exfoliate or cleanse your skin without irritating it. there are great new technology bruise. clarsonic can change the intensity, the length of time it cleanses. it will do a gentle exfoliation without chemicals. >> so hi-tech. >> i love the hi-tech industry. i think skin care will move in that direction. >> thank you. we have even more on these products at >> next
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and we're back with more of our resolution revolution, and our no diet today plan. she's founder of js health. she got us started last week with some tips for breakfast. she's back this morning to teach us how to enjoy the foods that we love by making them healthier. >> you're about to blow our minds. always good to have you. >> that's a lot of pressure. thank you so much for having me. >> i'm excited about some of these swaps. how many times a week do we have to swap something out for it to be healthier? >> it's pretty simple. i want people to focus on one to two small changes or swaps a week. >> that's it? >> it's the new year. we're overwhelming ourselves trying to do it all when it comes to a healthy life and by february we've already given up right? small swaps allow for consistency. that's why i created it. i want this to be a lifestyle
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that is enjoyable. >> one of the things that i think probably keeps a lot of folks when it comes from swapping, keeps them from doing it, the taste. if you swap something out it doesn't taste as good. >> the more healthy food you eat, the more you'll crave healthier food, you've got to give it some time, about a month of eating healthier food, your taste buds to change and adapt. >> taste buds change over time? >> correct, and i actually have a trick for that because i'm a nutritionist. i tell people to do two tablespoons of apple cider vinegar into a large water bottle and sip throughout the day. this reduces sugar cravings but also makes you crave healthier foods. it gets your taste buds adapting. >> vinegar water? >> yeah, apple cider vinegar. what are we going to start with here. >> we're doing a healthy apple or berry crumble. i know americans love their pie. >> we do. >> these are frozen berries. help me put these in there. >> i can do that. frozen or fresh, doesn't matter? >> doesn't matter. you can do peach, you can do whatever fruit you like.
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>> i want to go back to something, i recognize everything else here. what is this? >> that's ground linseed, almond and sunflower meal, but you can do flaxseed meal as well. we're going to to toss this with a little bit of maple syrup. we're going to do cinnamon. i did lemon juice, maple syrup and a bit of cinnamon. you know with the diet culture we're so focused on the foods we have to remove and give up, but i want people to focus on the foods they can add to their plate. the crumble is made from oats so really healthy. not just oats, i'm going to do coconut flakes. aisle goi i'm going to do almonds, chia seeds. >> this is ground linseed, almond and sunflower meal. you can just do ground flaxseed to keep it simple. >> why do you like that? >> it's high in fiber and essential fatty acids. it keeps you really full. this crumble can be eaten for
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breakfast it's that healthy. >> i thought it was breakfast. >> i'm going to do maple syrup and coconut oil and some cinnamon. this you'll see is going to turn into a crumble. >> and you just pour that -- >> i'm obsessed, i created j's healthy because i love making healthy version ofs people's favorite foods. you'll see this turns into a crumble like mixture that i'm going to top the berries with. basically then you bake it in the oven on 350 degrees fahrenheit for 30 minutes. it turns into a crumble. >> that's easy. >> you'll just top the berries with the crumble. i'll do that now. >> it tastes naughty, are you sure this is good for us? >> it's so good. >> that's really good. >> that is what i've become good at, creating healthy versions of people's favorite treats. i like to top the crumble with greek yogurt instead of ice cream. it's always good to have some cold ice cream. >> that is coconut yogurt. >> really quickly, trail mix, a
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lot of people like trail mix. >> most of the snacks are high in refined sugar. it's high in essential fatty acids, higher in protein. these are mixed nuts, i'm going to add sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds, some dark chocolate, coconut flakes, cinnamon. >> so there's enough naughty in there to make that good too. >> you'll see. this is the perfect snack to take when you're traveling, working, you can take it to school. i actually prepare it on a sunday, and then i have it in my fridge or pantry and i've got a snack ready to go for the week. i'm going to do a little bit of cranber cranberry. the problem with trail mixes is they're normally high in sugar because of the dried fruit. >> so you minimize the dried fruit. >> yes. we're going to mix this all together. >> this is a win. >> dark chocolate. >> your kids would love this. >> this is really good. the kids really do love the apple crumble and berry crumble. >> you can head over to one small thing on instagram for even more for easy healthy swaps and you can find today's recipes, plus a meal plan that jess has designed for all of us
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to follow at >> thank y soou
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. we are back with birthdays, dylan who's celebrating today? >> we're celebrating so many wonderful people. let's spin around those smucker's jars ask say a very happy 100th birthday to genevieve lewis of claireton, pennsylvania. she served her community as a girl scout troop leader. dorothy from grand blank michigan. this grandma is celebrating 100 years as well. she has 14 grandkids, 20 great grandkids, and eight great, great grandkids. >> wow. >> happy 101st birthday to dr. victor stern, a retired chemist from cincinnati, ohio. he enjoys playing the piano. jane kristin of rockport, missouri is 100. she says her secret to longevity
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is staying active by always taking the stairs. lucille frommont vel low, new york. this passionate singer spent many years volunteering with her local church. and check out these love birds, happy 75th anniversary to harold and mable nielsen from florissant, missouri. the secret to a long and happy marriage is to always put the other one first. check out more of the stories you love all day at in the market for some reading that could change kyour life? today you'll find the best self-help books out there right now. plus, meet a couple who divorced but are still living under the same roof happily, how they make it work for the sake of their kids. that and more on coming up, hollywood royalty, sir patrick stewart is here. we'lli )m - -...
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next stop for former san good morning. 8:56. i'm marcus washington. next stop for former san francisco d.a. and oakland native kamala harris may be the white house. this morning, california's junior senator officially throwing her hat into the ring in the 2020 race for president. she posted her announcement in a video on social media. she said she plans to hold an event in oakland on january 27.
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this, to launch her 2020 campaign. in between her current role as u.s. senator and san francisco district attorney, harris was formerly california's attorney general. she is the third woman to enter the democratic race following the announcement from senator elizabeth warren and kirsten gillibrand. happening now, our chris sanchez is following reaction to the announcement and will have a full report at midday. you can check the twitter feed right now for a link to the full story. also on midday, the bay area joins the nation in remembering the life and legacy of dr. martin luther king jr. the cal train leaves in a little less than an hour. participants will be part of the mlk day march. go to our home page right now for a list at all of the mlk day events. deposit dispute with an
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from nbc news, this is "today" live from studio 1a in and a good morning to you. welcome, craig melvin here alongside sheinelle jones and dylan dreyer. thank you for joining us on this martin luther king day. we have a live picture of the memorial, the monument there on the plaza in washington. it's a day to honor the civil rights icon and reflect on the message. and the dream he shared more than five decades ago at the march on washington. >> i have a dream


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