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>> trump also responding for the firstime to the terror recruiting video, which featurere the billionaire himself. embassy burning. angry protesters in iran storm the embassy overnight, setting the building ablaze in a violent demonstration, after the saudis executed an official. up for grabs. the winning numbers to the $334 million jackpot. climbing to one of the biggest in gaming history. one for the ages. >> touchdown! >> tcu's backup quarterback leads to team to a 31 point comeback. sending oregon into triple overtime, after a bar fig nearly brought down the team. how did they do it?
january 3rd, 2016. >> annocer: from nbc news, this is "today"" live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. welcome to "today" on this sunday morning. i'm erica hill. >> glad to have you with us. i'm craig melvin alongside sheinelle jones and dylan dreyer. bags under the eyes. this is a game folks are going to be talkiki about a long time. tcu coming back from a 31 point deficit to beat oregon, and they go it with a backup quarterback. never played a college game in his life. >> a walk on to the team. >> the head coach for tcu, we have a picture here. the first half, he's wearing this black shirt. goes into halftime, the players are like, coach, we have more luck when you hear purple. coach is like, i'll try anything. >> hilarious. >> they score 47 points in the second half. the backup quarterback lost his father to cancer in november. after the game, he talks to one
letting his mom com on the field to celebrate. gives you chills. >> it's a great story all around. >> it's like a movie. after school special. >> how much do you want to bet he's wearing purple next year? we'll get to our top story. donald trump back on the campmpgn trail. the republican front runner spending saturday, not surprisingly, taking aim at the president's plan to use xecutive aion against gun violence, and also firing moror shots at former president bill clinton. donald trump didn't shy away from the terror recruitnt video that features the billionairirhimself. kristen welker is in new hampshire where hillary clinton is expected to campaign later today. >> we are entering the homestretch homestretch. over the next three days, nine candidates will be campaigning here in battleground new hampshire. you can expect a similar pace in iowa. all the candidates sharpening their attacks against each
runners, donald trump and hillary clinton. >> reporter: donald trump trying to expand his reach throughout the south. cacapaigning in mississipip on saturday and taking fresh aim at hillary clinton. >> hillary clinton created isis th obama. >> reporter: trump, who has a double digit lead nationally, looking past his own primary, engaging the democratic front runner. >> the clinton campaign said they'd most like to run against donald trump. they do not want t t run against me. they do not. and i'm going to win. >> reporter: but now,linton may have new fodder. after the revolution the al qaeda affiliate is using donald trump's words in a terror recruitment video. >> donald trump is calling for a shut down of muslims entering the united states. until our country's
what [ bleep ] is going on. >> reporter: clinton recently warned trump's statements about the muslims would be used by the militants. >> he is becoming isis' best recruiter. >> reporter: trump defending himself in an interview that will air later today. >> other people have called me and say, you have guts to bring it up because, tranfrankly, it's true. >> reporter: marco rubio and ted cruz, rising in the polls, are ramping up their attacks on each other, before a crowd of thousands in south carolina on saturday. rubio slammed cruz, saying he'd carpet bomb isis. >> you can't carpet bomom if you don't know where they are. >> reporter: carson's poll numbers falling over the weekend, five staffers resigned. there's no sign that carson or the other candidates are letting up, with the first votes weeks ago. >> also on saturday, donald trump vowed to veto any executive actions on guns that
earlier in thee day, he took to twitter to criticize former president bill clinton for his marital infidelities when in office. bill clinton will be here on monday, campaigning for hilary clinton clinton. i spoke to an aid yesterday who brushed away trump's statements. >> thanks. chuck todd is moderator of "meet the press" and joins us goo morning. >> good morning, erica. >> we've seen over the past few months how it plays out. when donald trump attacks someone, they hit back. it plays better for donald trump than the person hitting back. isn't it a better scenario for the clintons if they decided to hit back? >> the question is how you hit back. trump has been very clever in when he goes after somebody. he finds what he perceives to be their softest spot. what's interesting about going
and going after the personal life is this, whilele politically, doing this has never hurt hillary clinton, if anything, it's backfired,oomeranged and helped her. but there's no topic hillary likes to talk about less than her husband's past marital infidelity. trump likes to make his opponents feel uncomfortable and that's when they make mistakes. how will hillary handle this over time? es trump s stain the attacks and, if he does, how will she handle it? that's hurt previous people who tried to fight back against trump. they -- what was the o o commercial, never let them see you sweat. jeb bush showed he sweat. >> al shabaab, the groupinked to al qaeda, featuring donald trump in a recruitment video. donald trump saying it takes a
l muslims to this country. we haveve not seen a a sort of attack that's had a measurable impact on his poll numbers. any reason to think it's going to be different this time around? >> unlikely. i asked trumpmphis actual scenario. what would happen? i asked him on this show. what would happen if he saw his words being used in a recruitment video? would it make him change his words? he said, no. he was emphatic this is what it was going to take. you have to take the fight to them. you have to speak truth to power, that sort of thing. it's only going to have an impact if his opponents decide to bring it up and reinforce it and do it. i suspect they won't. >> chk, back in washington, president obama has made it clear, we know he's meeting with loretta lynch tomorrow to talk about pushing through gun control measures. even if he does accomplish some of these things in his fire year, are these the executive actitis that could be overturned
>> it's not overturned, i question whether he can implement them. take the one thing he's probably going to do, whihi is close the so-called gun loophole. you need an atf, government regulators, to enforce this law. guess who funds that agency? congress. this congress isn't going to give the extra money that's going to be necessary to enforce the president's executive action. not only do i believe that these are likely noto last beyond him, i don't know if what he announces can even be enforced now, simply because they don't have the money and resources to enforceit. >> chuck todd, always good to have you with us. thanks. >> you got it. >> we'll see you in a bit on "meet@the press" with more on the trump-clinton showdown. deadly flooding in the midwest. the swollen mississippi river was surging downstream at ten times the speed of the niagara
to come people south of st. louis. that's where miguel almaguer is. >> overnight, the president declared this area a federal disaster area i, freeing up federalp funds to clear this area up better. there was good news and bad newew today. the good news, the flooding surge waters here have begun to reseed. the mississippipiiver and mar rack, -- merrimack, was 30 feet above flood stage. the cleanup here, more than 150 homes in the arnol area alone, are believed to be completely destroyed, which is the bad news. yesterday. it'll take months, if not longer, to rebuild in that community alone. as youou mentioned, craig, all this surging water is headed straight downstream. it is continuing to affect some communities along the way, and it will likely hit memphis in the next couple of days, where
could be potential side effects of localized flooding. >> miguel, thank you. there is some good news for you powerball ticketholders just king up. you have a chance at another jackpot. we're putting a positive spin on this. no grand prize winner won last night's drawing, so you have a chance to win what promises to become onef the bigigst jackpots in powerball history. kerry sanders is in florida. do you have your next ticket yet? >> good morning. fifist, this is what a winning ticket would have looked like. those are the numbers. if only i had purchased this ticket at winn-dixi last night instead of this morning. ththre have been lineses and there will be more lines. the hype of all of this will continue. this powerball is played in some of the states, easie for me to list the states it's not played in, and that's alabama, alaska, hawaii, mississippi, nevada and utah.
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>> we'll work out the details, kerry. good luck and god speed. >> we have proof here. let's get to sheinelle now, following the violence in iran. >> protesters are taking to the streets after an execucuon of a cleric. demonstrators in tehran attacked the embassy, setting the structure on fire. we're joined for the latest. good rning. >> good morning, sheinelle. that's right. hard line protesters raided the saudi embassy in tehran last night, angry over t execution of prominent shia cleric. they threw molotov cocktails at the building. flames and smoke could be seenn billowing from the windows. protesters last night also ram ransacked a city in the northeast of iran. the e eablishment was quick
the supreme leader, the highest authority in the land, said saudi arabia will face revenge for thth executioio calling his execution a huge crime and a wrong deed. the country's powerful revolutionary guard vowed revenge revenge. iran's president, in a more balanced statement, said the execution violates human rights and islamic values. but the damage to th saudi embassy was by noo means justifiable. in a statement, he said he ordered the interior minister to identify the attackers and bring themo justice, to put an end to these abominations and have the security of the nation. there's no love lost between iran and saudi arabia, and this latest episode is going to fan the flames further.
but it's unlikely they'll get out of hand. we have to see how this plays out amongst a lot of tension. in oregon, protesting g militia members took over a wildlife building. they're protesters the return to prisov of two ranchers. they were convicted of arson, said to be covering up poaching. police in pennsylvania are calling the death of a 5-year-oldutistic boy who vanished new year's eve a tragic accident. on saturday, he was found floating in a canal not far from where he disappeared. an autopsy iset for tomorrow. in massachusetts, police discovered a trunk full of weapons outside of gillette stadium. the weapons were in the car of a connecticut man and found near etadium in an off site lot for employees. they were discovered before the
and the canadiens. pole arrested a 48-year-old on weapons charges but say there was no threat to anyone attending the game. in buffalo, you could call their stadium a snow bowl. more than a foot of snow fell on the stands. fans answered the call, showing up with shovels to dig out the home team. the forecast calal for more snow before today's a kickoff. finally, it was all happening at the zoo on the last day of the first family's hawaii vacation. they took in the honolulu zoo in waikiki. daughters are never too old to hold their dad's hand. isn't it sweet? the president played babysitter in chief tois sister's children. not a bad day, huh? >> no, not at all. >> waikiki at the zoo. >> right? >> i'll take it. >> take a little waikiki any day,, zoo or not.
winter was coming and you were right. >> tonight will be the coldest night sinceast march. it'll be a shock to the system. it hasn't been this cold i i months. we have this area of high pressure sagging down from the novrt north, the cold front will usher in the cold temperatures. 15 dpreegegrees in buffalo on monday. new york, we won't get out of freezing, high of 30 degrees. washington, d.c., high temperatures only in the mid 30s. when you have this colder air crossing over t t great lakes, that's why we see the lake effect shownow. we could have higher amounts, 6 to 12 inches in some areas where the bands set up. not much for lake-effect snow but it is much more tdominate our weather across the upper midwest. highs today will be right around normal, in the 20s. teens. the high pressure will and skies mainy sunny thrououhout the day. . ghs will state midweek. these will bring a chance for a wintry mix across on the track of the system and temperatures will be just above freezing which could produce a keep you updated with the ovnight. from the kwwl weathhr information.n. here is additional forecast
stormtrack 7 weather team: a high pressure system will normal, in the 20s. winds will be from the northwest at 5-15 mph. partly will helpto keep winns light ananskies mainly sunny thro >> that's your latest forecast. >> thanks. just ahead, a preview of our start today series, from organizing to exercising. we have tips to giving you a head start on your does the smell of a freshly bound presentation fill you with optimismd and d ill have 50% fewewecalories. can i stop, jane? no. trop50. tastes so good you won't believe it has 50% fewer c!lories. it's just a cough. if you could see your cough, you'd see just how far it can spread. robitussin dm max soothes your throat and delivers fast, powerful cough relief.
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>> every sunday i i january, our experts will be giving you tips on how you can get a head start to your week, whether it's working out, saving money, or eating better. maybe staying organized. >> all of them. >> get a head start. >> get a head start. >> get a head start today. >> today. >> today. >> today. >>oliday shopping and wrapping is over. can you believe it's january already? i want you to spend this sunday putting everything away and storing it. especiallll wrapping paper, ribbons and holiday cards. why do they need to be out all year? you can get these bins that actually open for easy access. theyyo rightnderhe bed. you're using space that you already have to store things that you likely won't need until next year. let's get wrapping. sunday is your chance to prep your weekly motivations.
searching and come up with seven meaningngl reasons whyhy you want to make 2016 a healthy one. throughout the week, you're going to post them everywhere. on the fridge. on your computer screen. put them on your bathroom mirror, even the inside of your pocketbook. every time you see them, they're going to give you a little bit of extra umph. >> for those of you who just had a baby, or anyone starting your fitness routine fresh in 2016, walk to or from work. if you have kids, take them for long walks outside. >> are you looking to earn more in 2020? the first place you want to focus is your linkedin profile. make sure you have a good, professional picture. that your summary outlines your five or six biggest achievements.
and make sure there are no typos. you never get a chance to make the first impression again. >> those are our tips. >> those are our tips. >> those are our tips. >> those are our tips. start today. >> today. >> today. >> today. >> there you go. all very doable. i feel like manageable. >> a they add up. you can do each one ndividually. >> starting today is the hardest part. >> not putting it off until tomorrow. >> we'll make a pack to start. >> hands? >> ready? >> tune in tomorrow. we'll kick out this series, start today. >> sheinelle and i started. >> they didn't do it. >> i worked out. >> i worked out yesterday. there we go. two down. ladies, craig,g, goodluck! still to come on "today," want to take a year off to take a trip of a lifetime?
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unless we level the playing field. with your help, as president, we will. here is additional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: a high pressureesystem will normal, in the 20s. winds will be
from the northwest at 5-15 mph. partly cloudy tonight with lows in the teens. the high pressure will track across iowa monday. this will helel to keep windsdslight and d ies mainly sunny throughout the day. highs will again be in the 20s monday. a few disturbances are then expected to track across the state
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wintry mix across eastern iiwa starting wednesday. the type of precipitation will be dependent on the track of the system and how long it stays over the area. right now, it appears temperatures will be just above freezinggwhich could prruce a mix of precip across the area. we'll continue to track this system as it gets closer and keep you updated with the latest. highs midweek 20s during the overnight. from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weaththr team. see theescreen for your complete weather information. here is additional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: a high pressure system will continue to dominate our weatheheacross the upper midwest. highs today will be right around normal, in the 20s. winds will be from the northwest at 5-15 mph. partly cloudy tonight with lows in the teens. the high pressure will track across iowaaonday. this will help to keep winds light and skies mainly sunny throughout the day. highs will again be in the 20s monday. a few disturbances are then expected to track across thehe state midweek. these will bring a chance for a wintry mix across eastern iowa starting
precipitation will be dependent on the track of the system and how ong it stayssover the area. right now, it appears temperatures will be just above freezing which could produce a mix of precip across the area. we'll continue to track this system as it gets closer and keep you updated with the latest. highs midweek 20s during the overnight. from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team. see the screen for your complete weather information. here is additional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: a high pressure system will continue to dominate our weather across the upper midwest. highs today will be
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to rise and could be near historic heights as early as tuesday. the masssse cleanup is expectete totoake weeks. a historic win with tcu's backup quarterback leading the team to a 31 point comeback, stunning oregon in triple overtime. hours after an ugly bar fight left the team without its star quarterback. we begin this half hour with a final checkf the weather. dylan, it's cold. >> wait until tonight, when temperatures are the coldest they've been since march. out west, there's a pattern that continues. we are looking at more storms making their way on shore. the first one is going to be fairly minor. a little bit of rain and mountain snow. there's another storm system back to the west. it's going to move in tuesday. it's going to be much, much strrger. let's break it down for you. today, we are going to see those showers begin to take hold of central california. on tuesday, especially later in
heavy rain is likely through los angeles.. we're loooong at one to three inches of rain, up to one to two feet of snow in the mountains. this could lead to flash flooding. we could also see debris flow bebeuse of the recent burn areas. down south, northern florida, we're seeing heavy rain. lots of clouds with the stalled front and off and on rara. it'll wind down tomorrow. 6 to 12 inches of lake-effect dominate our weather across the upper midwest. highs today will be right around normal, in the 20s. teens. the high pressuue will and skies mainly sunny throughout the day. highs will state midweek. these will bring a chance for a wintry mix across on the track of the system and temperatures will be just above freezing which could produce a keep youuupdated with the overnight. from the kwwl weather information. here is additional forecast information from the kwwl stormtrack 7 weather team: a high pressure system will normal, in the 20s. winds will be from the northwest 5-15 mph. partly
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in california has big business. >> every aspect of the event is planned out. why not plan this out, too? >> reporter: they'll make sure your wedding party isn't at a loss for words for a fee. prices start at $300 for vows. $350 for best man and maid of honor toasts. the father of the bride pays top dollar. $450 for his speech. >> we're trying to steer people toward the really good, if at all possible. >> reporter: in new york, victoria wellman does the same. wedding toasts start at $500. >> all i want to do is challenge people for what a great speech is. >> reporter: her client, kevin, hit it big as the founder of "ooze seen"as seen on tv." he said, entrepreneurs can use help with words. he hired victoria for speeches he and his son would deliver at
>> as a professional as the good in front of the other side of the family, many of whom i haven't met yet. it's a first impressions thing. >> critics say, this is your strategy. this is just dad to his son. >> ultimately, they're helping me craft my talk and my speech, but it's going to end up in my words, in my delivery, and my pacing. >> were you surprised because, wow, like we're ten years apart and -- >> reporter: sessions begin with an initial interview, followed by a detailed questionnaire. then victoria goes over each draft, fine tuning delivery. >> do they have to trust you? >> absolutely. that is really at the core of this whole process. you have to trust that i know what i'm doing. >> reporter: the key to winning
little bit of heart and a whole lot of humor. >> your job is also to entertain and make people laugh and marerry. >> what if i'm not funny? >> tell-all the amazing stories you have about your friend, and all the things you want to say, and i'll make them funny. >> reporter: that's how the ghostwriters take your stories from chatter -- >> glad you grew out of that one. >> reporter: to cheer. >> i love you both. let's give them both a toast. god bless you. >> you don't need to live in new york or san francisco to hire the ghostwriters. they council clientkoun count -- counsel clients from all across the country. they can skype. some people have stage fright, some are afraid or have ideas and stories but don't know how to weave them into a toast. >> i was specktacle, too. i like it. what if your toast is -- you don't want the toast to be about
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and anything but buttoned up. >> reporter: walt disney hall in los angeles, home of the los angeles philharmonic. the conductor tonight, a young woman, still in her 20s. she is mirga, a lit yanhuanian with a lightning baton. when she moves, the response is electric. mirga, one of the world's great orchestras, make a great match. >> i need to let the music carry me, and then it carries all of us. rehearsal. measure by measure, mirga and the orchestra come to an understanding of her vision for the piece.
in love. >> what do you feel like is the most important thing you need to communicate to the people who are sitting in all those chairs? >> inspiration. then it is about communication between us. inspiration and communication is what conducting is about. >> reporter: she does her homework and, often, unearths moments of musical beauty, buried in the score. >> do you find sometimes when you're studying the score, that you have a moment when you just say, ah? >> absolutely. absolutely. often, all these moments are very precious. sometimes, you will just analyze and search and, hmm. sometimes, yes, this is what the
>> reporter: mirga's mother is a pianist and her father, a conductor. she has been around music since birth. >> the childhood was happening in the music. although, my parents actually difficult job. >> reporter: in decades past, a woman on the podium would raise eyebrows. today, it's more of a sense of celebration. >> after a kids concert here, we were having q&a with children and their mothers. some of those mothers would come to me and say afterwards, it was so great for our daughters to see you. >> reporter: for all of us to see. mirga is unapologetically passionate about music and what can happen when a conductor and cork is that orchestra work as one.
sound we're all astolnished about. this is how we can play, and this feeling of sharing this miracle in that moment, is [ applause ] >> rave reviews. >> such a gift, to feel music the way she does. >> we got to go to rehearsal. you sit there and think, am i the luckiest guy on the planet, to observe this? to watch her work with the orchestra, more like this, less of that. when the performance comes, it all comes together. i have goose bumps just thinking about being there. >> only 22? >> late 20s. >> okay. >> still, she's so passionate about it. >> facial expressions. >> excited. you can tell she takes so much joy in it. >> you can tell the musicians are buying in. many, many classical concerts, you see t guys sawing away.
she just says, come with me on this your sni. >> -- journey. >> another one knocked out of the park, harry smith. thank you. "meet the press," chuck and his guests will be talking about the trump-clinton showdown. that'll do it for us. thank you and good-bye. we'll see you soon to our hey! this holiday, u.s. cellular's giving you 15 gigs of data for just $70! but i wanted a pony. [ gasps ] you're getting data. pony-sized data? u.s. cellular sized data. 15 gigs of good, strong data you can actually use